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. Global social networks such as Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter support various forms of communication and sharing actions that were previously unavailable.

Why I left Linkedin

Saffron Interactive

A couple of months back I made the decision to delete my LinkedIn profile, a decision greeted with incredulity from all quarters. What sets LinkedIn apart is that it’s considered to be the professional network; a platform you can use to build your career, not your social life.

Why I left Linkedin

Saffron Interactive

A couple of months back I made the decision to delete my LinkedIn profile, a decision greeted with incredulity from all quarters. What sets LinkedIn apart is that it’s considered to be the professional network; a platform you can use to build your career, not your social life.

LinkedIn Connection Approach Rethought

Tony Karrer

If you read my blog much, you know that I use LinkedIn quite a bit to help me find experts and expertise. You can see how I do this in my posts/screencasts LinkedIn Searching for Experts and Expertise and LinkedIn Answers to Get Help. And, I sometimes wonder what I did before I had LinkedIn as a resource. When I do a group search, the same effect is there about only being able to tap into 2nd degree. That's what LinkedIn tells you.

LinkedIn Guide for Knowledge Workers

Tony Karrer

I do a lot of presentations where one of the topics is how to use LinkedIn more effectively as part of your knowledge work. In most cases, I will ask for a show of hands: How many of you have a LinkedIn Account? How many of you actively use LinkedIn? How many of you get really high value from LinkedIn? - Now down to 2-5% I am continually surprised by this result ( Getting Value from LinkedIn ).

Docebo Joins LinkedIn Learning’s Integration Partner Program

Docebo

Docebo Enhances Learner Autonomy With LinkedIn Learning Integration. Unique to this integration is the ability for L&D admins to select courses relative to their needs and distribute them to LinkedIn learners by inserting them into learning plans, or organizational “ playlists.”

MOOCs: Building Personal Learning Networks

Your Training Edge

One major change that MOOCs have greatly contributed to is the gaining recognition of learning as a primarily social activity, where the networks created are just as important (if not more important) as the content learned. Because of this, education is moving from a model of knowledge transfer to a model of learning network development. A personal learning network (PLN) is a network of resources including people (subject matter experts, coworkers, friends, mentors, etc.)

Five Tips To Make an Instructional Designer’s LinkedIn Profile Shine

Raptivity

LinkedIn is the world's largest professional network with approximately 467 million members across the globe. It can offer a great networking experience to eLearning professionals and can also lead to new business or career opportunities. LinkedIn is a powerful tool to promote your brand (could be your company or you as a professional) amongst thousands of like minded professionals, decision makers, partners, talent seekers, or customers.

Audience Take-aways From LinkedIn Training

eLearning Cyclops

A quick, very informal evaluation of my Online Professional Networking class. Several weeks back I held my last online professional networking class, which focused on using LinkedIn. And due to the bank acquisition and upcoming lay-offs, it had a very strong focus on using LinkedIn as a tool for employment networking. Hopeful it provides some insight for any LinkedIn trainers out there. e-Learning Courses LinkedIn Social Media Evaluation

LinkedIn - Prospecting No - Conversation Yes

Tony Karrer

Serving Clients In terms of serving clients, I covered parts of Tool Set , specifically Work Skills Keeping Up , Better Memory , Information Radar , Processing Pages with Links , Networks and Learning Communities , Collaborate , and Twitter as Personal Work and Learning Tool. I went through examples similar to LinkedIn for Finding Expertise and Searching for Expertise - LinkedIn Answers to show the basics of how LinkedIn works. Let's compare that to LinkedIn.

Network Skills

Tony Karrer

I personally believe that one of the areas where learning professionals need the most help is how communities and networks impact learning and building individual and facilitation skills around these: Knowing how to individually leverage Network Skills and Communities to help with work and learning tasks Community and Network Facilitation Skills to help others learn and work using networks and communities In my post Networks and Learning Communities , I looked a bit at this topic.

WARNING, social netWORK AHEAD

Learning Cafe

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. Are you looking to provide more effective ways for people to work together?

How Social Networks Can Harness the Power of Weak Ties | Social.

Dashe & Thomson

The power of tools like Facebook, LinkedIn, and Yammer, are pretty astounding. A lot of the Social Media Mavens , however, are really ranting, not about the technology, but about the human dynamics related to social networking.

Creating an e-Learning piranha network!

Challenge to Learn

Whenever we come up with something new it’s likely to have an effect on the next step in the chain (the learning environment). I have created a Linkedin group ( e-Learning piranhas ) so everybody can contribute and can see all other contributions.

Networks and Communities

Tony Karrer

Mercenary Rationale for Network Work & Learning As I discussed in Evaluating Performance of Concept Workers , evaluating the performance of a concept worker is difficult because there's no right answer and most often the evaluator knows less about the subject than the worker. This is why I say that Leveraging Networks is Key Skill. Being ready to engage to seek conversation (network access). I personally do a lot of my network building slowly.

Why and how to create successful Personal Learning Networks (PLNs) in the Workplace

TalentLMS

By leveraging your personal learning network to get the information you need, you can become instantly productive. What is a Personal Learning Network (PLN)? Far greater learning opportunities are created through such extended networks. Enter the personal learning network!

8 Incredibly Effective Strategies to Build an Email List from Scratch

Your Training Edge

Email is 40 times more effective at this task than Facebook or Twitter, and building an email list is essential for any business. Take Advantage of Your Existing Networks. Interactive content is effective at converting visitors, and it’ll give your brand more exposure.

Network Feedback

The Learning Circuits

While discussing social networking for personal learning, the question came up around being able to reach out and get help from people or find expertise in the form of a person / conversation. How do you effectively work within a given context?

Measuring the Effectiveness of Gamification

Your Training Edge

If you are a member of LinkedIn and have strived to achieve a level of completeness on your profile… you have been gamified! But how are we actually able to measure the effectiveness of gamification? Furthermore, “ One global community site, for example, raised Facebook engagement by 92 percent, discussions/comments by nearly 300 percent and social network traffic by 90 percent through a badge and challenge-centric gamified system. What is effectiveness and success?

MOOCs in Workplace Learning – Part 4: Role in Corporate Universities

Learnnovators

This infographic of a Deloitte Survey spanning 90 countries look at the talent issues that can threaten organizational effectiveness. However, in today’s uber connected, mobile, cloud-based and networked world, a CU can very well reside – at least partially – in the cloud. LinkedIn has tied up with Coursera to facilitate direct publication of these certificates to one’s profile. The world has gotten complicated.

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Pressure, Linkedin, Communities, Twitter, & Impromptu Learning

Big Dog, Little Dog

LinkedIn traffic grows - cnet. Market researcher ComScore reported that LinkedIn's unique visitors rose to 7.7 And not only are more people visiting LinkedIn, but they're hanging around longer as well. Communities and Networks Connection - Tony Karrer.

The Power of Networks: Using Empathy to Build Strong, Lasting Connections

Everwise

Your social network can influence every aspect of your life. So, how can we most effectively build and sustain these powerful relationships? Networking is more than just showing up. In 2014, Carol Bartz (a former Yahoo CEO) and Lisa Lambert (founder and CEO of UPWARD ) co-wrote a piece in Fortune positing that women don’t network enough. The first step in building a powerful network is to break past the small talk and get real.

Twitter as Social Learning: Seven Ways to Facilitate the Exchange.

Dashe & Thomson

Where Facebook and LinkedIn serve mainly as social dashboards for our personal and professional networks, respectively, I see Twitter as a customized information portal.

Reflections on Twitter and social networking

Clark Quinn

I’ve been using Twitter for a number of weeks now, and that, combined with several recent social networking activities prompted this reflection. I find blogging personally beneficial to cause me to take time to reflect, and that’s one of the best investments you can make in effectiveness. I really appreciated Tony Karrer’s pointer on how to use LinkedIn , by the way.

Web 2.0, Models, ISD, Trends, Hiring, LinkedIn, & Media

Big Dog, Little Dog

This allows faculty to get to know each other socially in order to be more effective sharing and working together later. Access to School Related Software Applications and Projects from any Computer in the School Network. Online Communication Tools: Global Social Networks. Web 2.0

Working Out Loud: Using the Tools We Already Have

Learnnovators

Working out loud ranges from specific, objective-driven collaboration (as in the case within project teams) to just sharing of thoughts and ideas with the wider social networks. Small working out loud circles can use Twitter effectively through facilitated tweet chats as well.

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How Social Learning is Powering Up Today’s Workplaces

Learnnovators

“ Learning would be exceedingly laborious, not to mention hazardous, if people had to rely solely on the effects of their own actions to inform them what to do. Just one in 10 CIOs from Fortune 250 companies actively use public social networks. THE QUOTE.

Web 2.0 Tools, Networks and Community (Individuals vs. Collective)

Tony Karrer

This forms a big network of people linked first through content and eventually directly (in person or via social networking). Nancy raises the question of the fact that traditional online communities were bounded by the tool and the new big network is not contained within the tool. And, I don't believe that this connection effect will stop with blogging. I have met other people through LinkedIn and illumio by being on either side of requests.

Social Learning Online: It’s Possible

Association eLearning

They claim the lack of social interaction, both with the instructor and other learners, limits the effectiveness of the training. Many will cite the Hawthorne effect , explaining that through observation the learners will modify or improve their performance.

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My professional use of social media and communication tools

Challenge to Learn

Easy to use and very effective. These streams can be fed by other tools like Twitter, Linkedin and Google reader and I love it. It also has a magazine like interface and the advantage is that you will get information from outside your standard network.

On the MOOC Horizon: Tin Can API

Your Training Edge

These digital learning environments and the technology-enabled learning tools that power them are making training more engaging, more relevant, and as a result, more effective. Now we can determine the effectiveness of our training programs and measure ROI.”.

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Online social networks, learning and viral expansion loops

Sticky Learning

So, whilst I may be a little late, I keep being reminded that there are many, many people who are a whole lot less aware of blogs, social networks, wikis, microblogging and so on than I am. It's just about Christmas time and now is the time of end of year catch ups and Christmas parties.

The Coming Technology Training Gap

Your Training Edge

On the top of thousands of open app and software development, the IT management, big data, networking and user experience design jobs all over the world, there will soon be more tech oriented jobs in rising fields. Learn more about Bryant at LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/bryantnielson.

Social Media Learning: how to integrate intellectual, working and human capital…

Origin Learning

Organizations globally, irrespective of size, are concentrating on how to connect intellectual (knowledge), working (money), and human (talent) capital effectively so that efficiency drives growth and brings in economic gains to the stakeholders.

Governance: Who Should Come to the Party?

Living in Learning

I fell into a discussion on the Chief Learning Officer network early this morning that asked, “What is the most effective governance model?” Change Leadership change Governance LinkedIn LMS ImplementationThe second part of the question was, “How do you ensure the governance meets your performance objectives?”