My professional use of social media and communication tools

Challenge to Learn

Easy to use and very effective. It will collect all new posts through RSS. These streams can be fed by other tools like Twitter, Linkedin and Google reader and I love it. Easygenerator also has a Linkedin group and I take part in a few other groups.

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.

The Power of Your Network | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

These people hold the secret to effective networking – it’s not all about you ; it’s about all of you.

The changing Web

Learning with e's

tools include popular applications such as blogs, wikis and podcasting; social networking sites such as FaceBook and LinkedIn; photo and videosharing services such as Flickr and YouTube; familiar utilities such as RSS feeds, social tagging (e.g.

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Top Ten Tools for Learning 2014

Experiencing eLearning

Feedly is my RSS reader of choice since the demise of Google Reader. LinkedIn , especially LinkedIn groups, is a source for many useful conversations and resources. Almost all of that is helping clients use Moodle more effectively.

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Collaborative Learning Lessons from Wikipedia (and Small Insects.

Dashe & Thomson

This same effect is seen in ant colonies and bee hives, as noted in another fascinating article I found in a post by Gisela Jonsson, titled “ Ants are stupid, ant colonies are smart.”

If Wikis Work for National Security, They Can Work For the Rest of Us

Dashe & Thomson

Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Buzz it up Share on Linkedin share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this post Print for later Bookmark in Browser Tell a friend No comments yet.

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Increasing Use Of Employee Training Software With The Spread Of Digitization

G-Cube

Hence, the use of effective employee training software for corporate training has become very common. Earlier, the software was employed for effective distribution of training content with less flexibility, thereby lessening its value and limiting its adoption in organizations.

Develop Yourself in Addition to Training

Integrated Learnings

Area events by local chapters can have a similar effect. Pose questions on relevant LinkedIn discussion groups to get advice for your training projects. --4-- Consider using an RSS ( Really Simple Syndication ) feed to subscribe to several blogs. An RSS feed posts headlines and short summaries of articles from several blogs on a single page, so you can easily skim headlines like you would in a magazine. Which RSS reader do you prefer? By Shelley A. Gable.

The Best eLearning Tools You Need Now

LearnUpon

Whether you want to learn more about awesome eLearning authoring tools, communicate more effectively with your learners, or organize your time better, our list of useful eLearning tools is sure to help. is a great eLearning tool because it helps you make your content effective.

25 eLearning Tools You Need Now

LearnUpon

Once you import PowerPoint content to Storyline , the effects you add will help to ensure that a learner has absorbed important information before progressing. Tool: LinkedIn. What it does: LinkedIn is the leading social network for professionals.

Analyzing the ROI of Social Media in Training | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

By their nature as an easy to update discussion forum/document repository/collective know-how workspace, wikis provide a natural outlet for the sort of informal learning that is so central to any truly effective learning initiative. If you’re not using Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, wikis, etc.,

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. After reading this, I started thinking about this new LinkedIn utility I recently installed.

Give User Adoption the Respect it Deserves | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

According to a study done by the Sand Hill Group and Neochange, the most critical factor for software success and ROI is effective user adoption (70% listed it as #1).

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The Sound of Silence | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

That’s all fair, and we should seek to accommodate as many people as possible in our pursuit of effective training. And yet that’s effectively what is happening when we present text visually and then have someone say it at the same time.

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Learning from The King's Speech | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

This movie should be required viewing for anyone in the learning industry – it demonstrates all the ingredients for effective learning. Weber also points out how effectively additional techniques demonstrated in the movie – like music, movement, and humor – open the mind to learning.

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The Renewed Importance of EHR Training – Meaningful Use Incentives.

Dashe & Thomson

Up until now the effects of these failed implementations have amounted to little more than lost opportunities.

Work as Improv Theater: Teaching the Right-Brained Learner.

Dashe & Thomson

To start answering these questions, we have to acknowledge that formal learning, as we know it today, will not be effective in the future.

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The Impact of Social Learning: Will You Be The First? | Social.

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS The Impact of Social Learning: Will You Be The First? First to prove they are safe and then to prove they are effective.

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Why Companies Should Spend More on Social Learning | Social.

Dashe & Thomson

They may by very knowledgeable about the technology behind a tool but can’t bridge the gap to explaining its usage to the people who will be using it, or they don’t know of the most effective learning solutions (e.g.

The $2 Whiteboard Shows Power of Peer-to-Peer Learning | Social.

Dashe & Thomson

It’s hard to overstate the importance of learner engagement when teaching complex new material, and in this case the $2 whiteboard is far more effective at gaining that engagement.

How humor helps + Powtoon review

Making Change

If you’re a blog subscriber and reading this in your email or RSS reader, you should see a link to the ebook at the bottom of this post.). My main takeaways from the article: Humor appears to reduce anxiety by decreasing the effects of stress hormones.

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My Learning Resolution For The Year (Hint: It's not “to be.

Dashe & Thomson

Nothing new, really, but it reinforced the idea that effective training can only be accomplished by doing , not being told. In effect, he was driving; I was just executing the commands.

25 eLearning tools you need to have

LearnUpon

What it does: Storify is a content curation tool that provides a visual way to tell stories gathered from social media sources like Twitter, Facebook, Flickr , YouTube, Google , and RSS feeds. Tool: LinkedIn. What it does: LinkedIn is the leading social network for professionals.

7 Ways to Get Your Content Curation Groove On

Litmos

Content curation is effective when you share the resources with a targeted audience. Do you follow industry influencers on LinkedIn or Twitter? Monitor RSS feeds from key industry blogs and publications using an RSS Reader. People in the workplace today need help.

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.

The Wisdom of Experience: Simplifying Complex Learning Targets.

Dashe & Thomson

The cause and effect is easy to understand. This effects workers in northern states more often than in the south so we have made that point abundantly clear throughout the program.

Online Video: the Perfect Social Learning Tool? | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Online Video: the Perfect Social Learning Tool? But why is video so much more effective at accelerating innovation than, say, print – or even eLearning?

Podcast Episode 3: Gamification and Learning – With Karl Kapp

Talented Learning

Follow The Talented Learning Show via RSS. He also has authored nine books and developed multiple online courses for LinkedIn Learning. These things can be highly effective at pulling people into your content. Would they be more effective than games or gamification?

The Great Survey Completion Rate Dilemma Solved (Maybe) | Social.

Dashe & Thomson

So, while SurveyMonkey’s research is interesting, it still doesn’t tell us conclusively what the effect is of over-questioning your clients.

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The Great Survey Completion Rate Dilemma Solved (Maybe)

Dashe & Thomson

So, while SurveyMonkey’s research is interesting, it still doesn’t tell us conclusively what the effect is of over-questioning your clients.

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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. Blend It!

Online Academy Helps to Keep Lectures Where They Belong: Out of.

Dashe & Thomson

What happens in class is interactive problem solving – which means, in effect, that the “teachers have used technology to humanize the classroom,” he says.

Moving from Teacher to Facilitator | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Allow your learners to actively share their experiences and effectively leverage the knowledge and experience of your learners to help them teach each other.

Can Games Transform the World? | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Can Games Transform the World? To be effective the game must make work seem like play.

Using Wikis to Stop Brain Drain

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Using Wikis to Stop Brain Drain by Jolene on February 23, 2010 in Wikis In his December Training Magazine article Training in a Web 2.0 My experience is that when implemented and administered effectively, wikis can essentially serve as an institutional knowledge reservoir and stop the brain drain, or at least slow it to a trickle.

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Using Wikis to Stop Brain Drain | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Using Wikis to Stop Brain Drain by Jolene on February 23, 2010 in Wikis In his December Training Magazine article Training in a Web 2.0 My experience is that when implemented and administered effectively, wikis can essentially serve as an institutional knowledge reservoir and stop the brain drain, or at least slow it to a trickle.

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