TCC09: Evaluating Social Networking Tools for Distance Learning

Experiencing eLearning

Summary: “Debates rage about the appropriateness of using social networking in teaching, with arguments ranging from waste of time and distraction from academic goals to needed to reach net generation student. Social networks for distance learning.

The LMS and SNS – A Fine Balance

Upside Learning

That the LMS needs to incorporate social learning elements is no longer a point of debate but both a question of survival for the LMS itself and also a test of how the LMS handles the balance of both the elements of training and the ‘networkedness’ of the social learning.

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Facebook for e-Learning

eFront

At the same time, Facebook is one of the fastest growing social networks that helps people communicate efficiently with their friends, families, coworkers, and classmates. Some of them are your learners and they know how to use Facebook effectively! to version 3.6.6

The app effect: why playfulness is indispensable to learning

Saffron Interactive

So lately, when I’m waiting for the tube in the morning, rather than scroll through the various social networking sites that now seem to comprise my sense of identity, I have started loading up my Wikipedia app, and hitting the ‘Random article’ button. In children, play has been shown to enhance social and cognitive skills, improve self-confidence, and develop emotional maturity, while in adults, regular play can result in increased creativity and happiness.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Picnik: My new favorite online photo editor

Mark Oehlert

I also know about the online version of Photoshop.whatever.

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Social First!

Clark Quinn

And as an extreme version of this, let me start by saying we need to start thinking ‘social’ first. When we’re facing a performance problem in the organization, our first resort should be to ask: “would a social solution solve this”? Social solutions basically suggest that we either tap into user-generated solutions, or reach out to people on the fly. Or it just might be tossing it out to our network. design social strategy

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Heutagogy, Self-Directed Learning and Complex Work

ID Reflections

In the Complex domain: “Complex – relationship between cause & effect can only be perceived in retrospect. Pedagogy had always established an unequal relation between the teacher and the taught. Andragogy stepped in to rectify this and foster awareness about how adults learned.

Tools I Use

Marcia Conner

Yesterday I participated in two fabulous webinars, each with a different focus, yet both with social learning themes. During each I was asked about some of the tools I use personally to get the most from social media–and ultimately learn as much as I can.

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Supporting Everyday Workplace Learning

Jane Hart

It will also look at how you can help a manager to build a social team so that they can learn together effectively as they work. Helping a manager understand the benefits and challenges of social collaboration, and how you can work with their team. Social learning

What Can A Great Naval Tradition Teach Us About Non-Traditional Training?

Pract.us

And it’s extremely effective. In the civilian world, few companies have implemented SOJT even though studies have shown that it outperforms unstructured OJT and some traditional courses for cost effectiveness and skills transfer. from the ground up as a modern version of PQS.

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Starting trouble

Clark Quinn

As a consequence of the forthcoming book (no cover comps yet nor ability to preorder), I’ve had to put my thoughts together, and I’m giving the preliminary version next Thurs, February 6, at 11AM PT, 2PM ET as a webinar for ASTD. To address business needs, we need to consider performance support and social networks. We should be leveraging technology more effectively, looking at semantics and content architectures as well as mobile and contextual opportunities.

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What Pokémon Go Means to the Learning Industry

Gyrus

As per Merriam-Webster, “Augmented Reality is an enhanced version of reality created by the use of technology to overlay digital information on an image of something being viewed through a device (as a smartphone camera).” Social.

18 Top Learning, Technology & Media Links: Weekly Digest – 11

Upside Learning

Seems like, the war between social networking sites is far from over. The last week saw Facebook announcing the launch of its first cell phone, followed by Twitter launching its own version of Facebook’s ‘mutual friends’.

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The Big Question - What I Learned About Learning in 2009

Upside Learning

Having said that, it’s quite evident that the convergence of high-speed networks, powerful and capable personal computing devices (mobile/cell phones) will lead to a point where the need for desktop or laptop personal computers ceases to exist. The Social Media and Mobile Computing Explosion.

ProProfs launches online survey software

ProProfs

Powerful Free Version. The powerful free version of ProProfs online survey software allows you to do a number of things such as create surveys with different questions-types, add custom messages as well as share your surveys on your website or social networks.

Presentations in the cloud

Clive on Learning

This Facebook version includes a video, slides and a summary of the presentation. More interestingly, dpcloud's Facebook and LinkedIn versions can also incorporate all of those platforms' social media features, allowing the presentation to act as catalyst for an on-going discussion.

The Role of Technology in the Workplace

Kitaboo

The primary drawbacks include dependency, the constant need to upgrade and possible negative effects on workplace relationships. Disadvantages & Impact of Technology in the Workplace: Upgrades: As technology changes every day, naturally, there can be changes to systems and programs, which would require upgrades as simple as downloading the newest version. The growing use of social networks can affect the productivity and efficiency of employees at work.

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The 3 Tiers of Employee Gamification

TalentLMS

Here, progress bars are effective to visualize progress throughout the curriculum, or badges are useful for signifying accomplishments. Level 2: Social-Based Gamified Learning. Social media is the most prominent example of this form of gamification.

Social Software Adoption

Tony Karrer

Not surprising, the terms most closely associated with Adoption are Adoption of Social Software and Adoption of Enterprise 2.0. There are some great resources on this such as: Ten tips for choosing & using social software Adoption of Web 2.0

Reasons Why an LMS is a Good Starting Point to Do eLearning for the First Time

AbaraLMS

Another distinct benefit of an LMS is that it is effective and efficient for all companies, irrespective of the number of employees. A Learning Management System provides effective on-site training. What is an LMS?

Curated Insights: Why knowledge sharing at work is a good thing

Axonify

Companies are riddled with empty enterprise social networks and poorly trafficked intranets, but they can’t figure out why. Curation isn’t just about collecting content you like and sharing it back out with your network.

Why mobile learning is the future of training

Ed App

Most Millennials and Gen-Z’ers have grown up using mobile devices to gain access to social networks, information about current events and general knowledge regarding aspects of their everyday life. Learning is at its most effective when it comes in small, easy-to-absorb pieces. Version control is fixed. When you distribute large amounts of courseware, being certain that everyone is looking at the right version of it is very tricky.

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. And finally, Quora can be used for networking. Best networking tools for eLearning.

mLearning Feature Sets: Possibilities Wide & Deep

mLearning Trends

Just like desktop learning methods, the variety of content types possible in the mobile realm – especially with more capable smartphone devices – are broad and varied and include videos, podcasts, mobile versions of traditional “page turner” courseware/modules, animated slide presentations and more.

Top 9 e-Learning Predictions for 2014

Learnnovators

Learning Modes (Informal Learning/Social Learning). Social Learning/Informal Learning. Workplace Learning and Social Learning started being accepted in 2013 as the main modes of organizational learning. Incorporation of social media into core training strategy.

Podcasting like a pro! (Part 2) – How to edit and publish your podcast recording

eFront

Audacity Quick Help (should be installed locally, internet version if it isn’t). Audacity Manual (should be installed locally, internet version if it isn’t). To delete background noise: select noise profile (a selected “quiet” part – i.e. a flat line -of the recording that contains ONLY the noise you want to delete) > effect > noise removal > “get noise profile”. Best practices Resources Tools podcast podcasts social media

Identity play

Learning with e's

Although technology has moved on a pace - since the book was written we now have social media, mobile phones and touch screen tablet computers - many of Sherry Turkle''s ideas still resonate with personal meaning.

5 Creative Ways to Market Your eLearning on a Budget

Association eLearning

Social media is your best bud when you have a limited marketing budget. Instead of spending thousands of dollars on expensive web banners and ads in industry newsletters, spend an hour each day sharing the word about your new eLearning offering on social networks. In addition to the tips we shared in our recent Smarter Uses for Social Media blog post, here are a few more specific tips you can use to market your association’s eLearning.

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Top 5 tips to gain buy in for learning with social media

Saffron Interactive

We’ve all have heard stories or witnessed some of the powers of social media, so why not apply some of these success stories by embracing these technologies and embedding them to your learning strategy. Ask yourself what your learning and development goals and objectives are for engaging in social media. There are so many social media apps out there so decide what appropriate features you’re looking to utilise and seek ‘business friendly’ alternatives to these.

What corporates can learn from the Top 10 Tools for Learning 2012

Jane Hart

In their jobs, workplace learning professionals continue to make heavy use of e-learning authoring tools as well as web conferencing tools (which are on the rise this year by the way), whereas their own personal/professional toolsets include a wider range of social and other tools.:

Profile of a modern learner in 2018 [infographic]

Elucidat

This new version was created with the latest insights in August 2018. The addictiveness of smartphone and social media use is now being recognised by health organisations, like the NHS, who offer treatment for it. Meet the modern learner. Busy, savvy and hungry to learn.

The Role of Technology in the Workplace

Kitaboo

The primary drawbacks include dependency, the constant need to upgrade and possible negative effects on workplace relationships. Upgrades: As technology changes every day, naturally, there can be changes to systems and programs, which would require upgrades as simple as downloading the newest version. The growing use of social networks can affect the productivity and efficiency of employees at work.

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25 eLearning Tools You Need Now

LearnUpon

As well as learning management systems , there are now all kinds of nifty online apps that can help you to organize your work, research trends, create course content, network with peers, and communicate with learners. And finally, Quora can be used for networking.

Peeragogy

Jay Cross

Version 2.0 Version 3.0 I made a contribution on Peeragogy in the corporation for an early version of the book two years ago that presaged some of the current buzz about learning ecosystems. Show me what others are interested in, as with social bookmarks like Diigo and Delicious.

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Curated Insights: Why knowledge sharing at work is a good thing

Axonify

Companies are riddled with empty enterprise social networks and poorly trafficked intranets, but they can’t figure out why. Curation isn’t just about collecting content you like and sharing it back out with your network. In this post, Carole breaks down her 6 core skills for effective curation. A great curator can bring order to the chaos and help you find the right information to help learn and solve problems effectively.