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Social Networking – A Contrarian View

Upside Learning

We all know social networks promote learning; while the mechanisms aren’t documented or well-understood, that it works isn’t in doubt anymore. But we must ask, are the ‘social media/networking systems’ out there promoting this learning? Sure, lots of companies want to replicate ‘Facebook’ behind the firewall; safe from prying eyes, but open enough for employees to freely express themselves. Has your organization implemented a social networking platform?

Connected pedagogy: Social networks

Learning with 'e's

Photo by Steve Wheeler In a previous post I outlined some of the metrics around the use of digital media, technologies and social networks. I wrote that: "The age of social technologies has radically transformed the way we live our lives, and that includes how we learn and teach. Most of us are connected to each other through numerous social media platforms. 2002) Smartmobs: The Next Social Revolution.

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WARNING, social netWORK AHEAD

Learning Cafe

I’ve been reading with interest recent articles and blog posts proclaiming that social practices won’t work in the enterprise. Posts such as ‘ You ready to fail at social networking ’ and the excellent post from Jeevan Joshi ’4 reasons why employee social learning will fail at work ‘, have really made me think and reflect on the hype surrounding social business and more specifically the rise of social networks / communities within the work environment.

Social networking & the workplace

eFront

Dan Pontefract’s recent blog post on companies (not) allowing Facebook at work has prompted me to dust off the topic of how social helps companies get the business of communicating, collaborating and learning done – and hence the business of business done! What most do not realize is that “some 70% of the extra profit to be made through social technologies has nothing to do with marketing. Social is not a feature. Social is not an application.

Developing a Results Driven Curriculum

design a curriculum solution that: • has a clear goal tied to a well- articulated business problem, • meets the needs of your target. to solve the business problems that need solving. clear on your business problem and desired outcomes. problem? problem and desired result.

What Universities Must Learn About Social Networks

Jay Cross

What Universities Must Learning About Social Networks. Increasingly, businesses are looking to more social approaches to employee learning and development. THE ISSUE IS NOT whether you are going to become a socially networked university but how soon. Businesses are being transformed into social businesses. Social business is the flavor of the day in the C-suites of the Fortune 500. Networks are the glue that connects us.

Conversations

Technology Enhanced Learning Blog

At the moment I’m celebrating some, online, 10 th anniversaries – in October 2008 I started blogging , I joined LinkedIn in November 2008 and I joined Twitter in January 2009. When I started blogging and tweeting, and connecting on LinkedIn, I was all about the network and conversations. Now, ten years down the road, 901 blog posts and 50,000 tweets later, I realise that my use of these systems and the networks I’ve built there, are changing.

Why and How to Create a Continuous Learning Culture

Docebo

The implications of a stagnant learning culture can prove to be severe for the health and progress of an organization. Let’s take a look at continuous learning, why it is so crucial, and how you can begin to create this culture in your organization. Why you should look to foster a culture of continuous learning. How to achieve a culture of continuous learning. The benefits of a continuous learning culture. How to achieve a culture of continuous learning.

Recommended Reading Summary: A Chapter of “Emerging Technologies for the Classroom”

Adobe Captivate

Chapter 9: “ Like, Comment, Share: Collaboration and Civic Engagement Within Social Network Sites ,” by Greenhow and Lee, in Emerging Technologies for the Classroom: A Learning Sciences Perspective. Social media and social networking sites allow individuals and groups to collaborate and learn together. Social media has a different impact on the learning experience, compared to technology that is often utilized in the learning environment.

TCC08 Keynote: Social Networking, the “Third Place,� and the Evolution of Communication

Experiencing eLearning

Possibilities for bridging time, culture, and difference as communication evolves. “Social proprioception&#. Still important to know the cultural context of where people are physically. Facebook & LinkedIn make it easy to keep in touch with people, including keeping a record of when we last had contact. The network increasingly organizes itself around people and less so around files and folders–connections are social, not just content.

Is “Cancel Culture” Canceling Our Chance to Change?

Cylient

We’re all familiar with “cancel culture.” Don’t get me wrong, cancel culture can be and has been effective. The Problems with Cancel Culture. As the rise in cancel culture continues, we tend to cancel more than just public figures and those in power.

Navigating the Digital Ecosystem, Preselling, and the Problems with the Culture of Free with Robin Harris

LifterLMS

Navigating the digital ecosystem, preselling, and the problems with the culture of free with Robin Harris in this episode of the LMScast podcast with Chris Badgett of LifterLMS. It includes a shopping cart, a CRM, social media outreach, and more. Sites like Facebook sell space to advertisers, and that is how they make money off of you as the product. We talk a lot on this show and I go on and on about it, the five hats problems. Facebook is financed by ads.

From Brilliant Jerk to Passionate People Person

CLO Magazine

Next thing you know, you have a toxic culture that all started with one rotten leader who put their ego before the long-term success of the business and its employees. Mark Zuckerberg was introduced to the world as the kid who shut out his best friend for a majority stake in Facebook, the ubiquitous social network that seems to perpetuate Zuckerberg’s natural apathy toward people. Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg and Travis Kalanick.

Why Training has a Bad Name (and how we can change it)

Learning Rebels

Problem solving workshops aka “hack-a-thons” (not about problem solving, but about solving a problem). When this occurs, people fall back to what they know – regardless as to whether or it is the best way to solve the problem. Reach out, build a network, READ , get a national or local ATD membership and become well versed in the research. Join Facebook groups, LinkedIn groups, build your twitter list with L&D people whose thoughts and ideas you admire.

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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Facebbok apps now work on other sites.what is the hard part to figure out here?

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Small Basket of MindMapping Items | Main | Small Basket of Virtual World Items » February 28, 2008 Facebbok apps now work on other sites.what is the hard part to figure out here? A few weeks ago, a story came out about how Facebook will allow apps built for Facebook to work on other Web sites.

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Culture Is Key to Sustained Design Thinking-Based Practice

CLO Magazine

It can mean adopting a new way of thinking about process, collaboration and idea generation, and that’s a cultural exercise that touches the entire organization — not just the executives learning about design thinking practices. But without driving the cultural consistency through all people who touch a new idea or execute a disruptive plan, without that consistent collaboration across the organization, it won’t really have impact.

Jaime Casap – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

It does not support the new networks, the new collaborative, knowledge-based economy that we’re creating that will be the future. So one of the things that I think is missing more than anything in education isn’t a specific model, but a culture. They have a global connected social media network. I think 25% of them would have to fly on an airplane to visit someone who they consider a close friend in their network. What problem spins in their head?

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JAIME CASAP – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

It does not support the new networks, the new collaborative, knowledge-based economy that we’re creating that will be the future. So one of the things that I think is missing more than anything in education isn’t a specific model, but a culture. They have a global connected social media network. I think 25% of them would have to fly on an airplane to visit someone who they consider a close friend in their network. What problem spins in their head?

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SHRM 2018: People at the End of Every Policy

CLO Magazine

The Society for Human Resource Management’s 2018 Annual Conference and Exposition, held June 17-20 in Chicago, included various leadership, learning and development sessions where speakers discussed the need to continue evolving workplace culture. Rushing discussed the #MeToo movement, gender pay inequities, diversity in the workplace, technology advancements and social behaviors. Hayes said this learning culture is described in author Peter M.

Change Management Strategy: Use Social Media

Infopro Learning

For this blog, I will focus on the use of social media as a strategy to facilitate and manage change for business transformation—to stay competitive and survive in increasingly harder business climates. Use of Social Media. The points listed below facilitate better and faster Change Management strategies through social media: Involve and Engage Employees. Social media facilitates free flow of information in multiple directions. Build a Collaborative Culture.

Find out if social learning chemistry works for you!

Origin Learning

Which brings us to the question as to the start of how to craft, design, and lay the foundation of using the social media platform as an effective engagement tool in the sphere of learning? That’s what is fundamental to rolling-out social media learning at workplace or embedding it into an existing LMS environment. What if the social learning platform can track, measure, and even predict a learner’s behavior?

Reflections of a mooc unvirgin

E-Learning Provocateur

Eventually I settled on The University of Edinburgh’s E-learning and Digital Cultures mooc, because it targeted practising e-learning professionals who “want to deepen their understanding of what it means to teach and learn in the digital age”, not to mention the fact I was fascinated by its coverage of popular culture. The course was supported by social media groups across several platforms, including Twitter, Google+ and Facebook.

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50 Ways to Lever Learning

The Performance Improvement Blog

In a learning culture , formal training is just one of many methods used to facilitate employee learning. In a learning culture, we start with the performance goal and then select the mix of methods that will help employees acquire and retain the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and beliefs they need in order to achieve those goals. Internship – working in a temporary position for the purpose of learning about a job, the work environment of that job, and the organizational culture.

20 ways to prepare yourself for modern workplace learning

Jane Hart

You have built a strong professional network of connections (aka PLN) on a social networts like Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn or Google+, with whom you interact and learning form on a daily basis – and which you regularly review to ensure they bring you value. L&D can help individuals build their own professional networks/PLNs. L&D can organise a range of networking events to foster connections and relationship building within the organisation.

Business Social Media Benefits

Clark Quinn

For the latter, I was asked to address the question: “what businesses can learn from allowing employees to access social networking sites, and how allowing social networking can benefit businesses?&# It’s the network. First, there are corporate equivalents: for every Facebook and Twitter there’s a behind-the-firewall and/or industrial strength and secure solution.

Take a Good Look at the Future of Corporate Universities

CLO Magazine

Not to be confused with a training center, a corporate university is an educational structure based in private and public, commercial and noncommercial organizations to help challenge and implement, through learning and development management, the organization’s strategies in human, economic, financial, technological, digital, communication, social and environmental terms.

3 Ways to Get Your Creative Mojo Going (When You Aren’t Feeling it)

Learning Rebels

The clock is mocking you…tick, tock, tick, tock… You can hear Facebook calling and tweets twittering but your to-do list isn’t getting any smaller. This means while you are creating a decorative chain out of paper clips, a deeper area of your mind is working out solutions to that one problem that has had you stumped. Kaizen Motivation Tips creativity Culture Development itunes motivation sketchnote

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Are you ready for the future workplace & the iWorker?

eFront

With globalization, the emergence of social technologies that democratize information and change the role of leadership, and the fact that by 2020 the workplace will include 5 generations – the life of a worker by that time will look quite different to now. Increasingly, people want to have their work life look a lot like their home life – they want to use the same productivity tools (Wikipedia, Facebook, Google, etc.) By @rgogos – you’re welcome to connect with me on LinkedIn !

Learning the ‘Dinosaur’ way!

Origin Learning

Few months ago, the networking giant released a Visual Networking Index report tracking the latest trends, wherein it said, video will represent 72% of total mobile data traffic, up from 55% last year! Free tools like YouTube has a viewership base that is mind-boggling, triggering competition with even Facebook. Infographic Credit – Cisco – Visual Networking Index.

Virtual Boot-Camp: Games and Learning with the U.S. Military.

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Virtual Boot-Camp: Games and Learning with the U.S. In addition to the use of video games for recruitment purposes, which have been available for some time, the Department of Defense has begun embracing the use of combat simulators, culture-based eLearning , avatars, and even cell phone apps, all designed specifically for military use.

Ecommerce: One Size Does Not Fit All

The Performance Improvement Blog

If the developers of these sites had started with a great customer experience being the end-goal, they might not have had the launch problems that occurred. Eszter Hargittai , professor of communication studies at Northwestern University, writes: What may be completely intuitive actions for Web designers and engineers are far from the norm for those who only use the Web occasionally and mainly do so to correspond with family members once in a while on Facebook or by email.

4 Ways to Apply the Situated Learning Theory

Origin Learning

Real learning happens only when it is contextual – meaning, when students can directly apply it in authentic activities, contexts and cultures. Situated learning environments place students in learning situations where they are actively immersed in an activity while using problem-solving (critical thinking) skills. These opportunities should involve a social community which replicates real world situations. Social interactions play a significant role in the learning process.

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Social Grid Follow-up

Tony Karrer

Last week I did a webinar with Mark Sylvester of Intronetworks - Tapping the Social Grid. The crux of the talk was: Why being able to tap into the social grid is important for concept workers. A few of the tools and methods I use to tap into the social grid. Leveraging Networks is Key Skill and the most important Knowledge Worker Skill Gap. I asked via Twitter and in the session for other tools/methods that people use for Tapping into Your Social Grid. Facebook.

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Make Learning An Experience. Blend It! | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Make Learning An Experience. This approach also encourages the collaborative and social learning experience. Discover the real problems and questions before you jump to the solution. My background includes extensive experience in learning, teaching, and facilitation, and I love technology and how its changing our culture.

What is ADDIE? Your Complete Guide to the ADDIE Model

eLearningMind

Share on facebook. Facebook. Share on linkedin. LinkedIn. What is the demographic of your learners (age, level of education, cultural background, etc.)? What problem are you trying to solve? Share on twitter. Twitter. Share on email. Email.

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Working Smarter in Social Business

Jay Cross

You have to be learning continuously to deal with the onslaught of unfamiliar, complex problems. To be successful, a social business’s learning function must break out of the training department and spread throughout the organizational infrastructure. Installing social network software and encouraging people to exploit their connections is only the beginning. The fabric of the social business must incorporate structures and guidance to help people learn.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): e-Learning Guild Annual Gathering - Day 1

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « At the e-Learning Guilds Annual Gathering | Main | Late.but Jon Stewart reports on Second Life » April 15, 2008 e-Learning Guild Annual Gathering - Day 1 So the general conference is starting today. Check this page for related instances of Meebo, flickr, PageFlakes, facebook, LinkedIN and Twitter.