Social Networks

Clark Quinn

This week we looked at Social Networks. Here are some thoughts on this topic, especially thoughts around social networks for learning. Starting with Social Networking was a blessing and a curse. Social networks have a tendency to be a bit messy. Virginia Yonkers told us - I would like to know how to manage the information flows in social networks. How do we do this in the social network environment? How do social networks relate to personal learning?

Simulations Games Social and Trends

Tony Karrer

I received some interesting questions (and you know I love questions) from someone doing eLearning industry market research around trends in simulations, games, social learning. In my recent post, I claim Social Learning Tools Should Not be Separate from Enterprise 2.0. In 2008, I published some numbers from the eLearningGuild in Training Method Trends which shows a snapshot at that time.

5 Tips for Using Social Media in eLearning

DigitalChalk eLearning

As social media continues to grow in popularity in the eLearning industry, there are many benefits and values to using it. How can you use social media in eLearning? We’ve put together 5 simple tips to help you use social media to share and connect with educational material.

Attending AG09 Remotely

eLearning Weekly

If this conference is anything like past eLearning Guild conferences, many social media and social networking sites will be buzzing with updates on a regular basis. Tags: eLearningGuild InstructionalDesign Conferences Learning AG09 Training eLearning ProfessionalDevelopment annualgathering

DevLearn 2009 – Day 3 Recap

eLearning Weekly

I was only able to attend one session Friday morning, but it was a really good one: Session 706: Sharing Knowledge for Training: Social Networking in Action at Toyota. Rodolfo Rosales presented his story of introducing a social network within Toyota to help encourage employees to share subject matter expertise (ex. Rodolfo and his team used Ning as their social network and it flourished in the first 3 months… until their internal IT department found out about it.

The gLearning Challenge

eLearning Weekly

Orkut (social network like Facebook). Tags: eLearningGuild Tools productivity software AG09 YouTube gLearning technology InstructionalDesign Google Learning eLearning ProfessionalDevelopment Development Design The eLearning Guild has announced an interesting challenge for their upcoming Annual Gathering conference in Orlando. It’s called The gLearning Challenge and the concept is to create a learning solution using ONLY Google products.

DevLearn 2008 - Day 1 Recap

eLearning Weekly

All examples showed an overall community using social media, rather than the occasional blog or wiki. As we use more social media, our roles will change to be social media architects, where we will build and nurture learning environments. Using one-off tech tools does not a add up to a social media strategy. Day 1 of DevLearn 2008 kicked off today with a great keynote from Tim O’Reilly ( @TimOReilly ), where he walked us through the Web 2.0

DevLearn 2008: A Case Study of Mobile Learning at Qualcomm

eLearning Weekly

social collaboration and networking, games and simulations, and location awareness, and we will examine their potential for mobile learning. I will be presenting Session 702: Virtually Anywhere: A Case Study of Mobile Learning at Qualcomm , at DevLearn 2008 next month along with a co-worker, Barbara Ludwig. Here’s a quick summary of what we’ll cover in this session: Mobile technologies are transforming the way we work.

How Valid are Research Results? And What to Do

Tony Karrer

How Research is Conducted So let's start with how Bersin and the eLearningGuild gather their data. The eLearningGuild asks industry experts to formulate survey questions that are then sent to their members. So the eLearningGuild gets surveys based on asking a large audience and receiving somewhat random inputs based on who responds. The eLearningGuild received roughly 1,300 respondents.

Ten People Every Learning Pro Should Know

Mike Taylor

I wanted to answer but I quickly realized that I would need more space than a social media reply would allow. Social Media. Fortunately, social media provides us with a great opportunity to connect and learn along with a huge number of leaders in our field and others.

My Twitter Weekly Links Digest for 2011-07-24

Jane Hart

Google+ is the social backbone [link] via @ radar #. The latest Epic debate is about Social Learning. RT @ eLearningGuild : Plz take the Social Media for Learning survey [link] #. Will social leaning shrink the role of tradional training depts? Tweet. RT @ sparkandco : Some interesting ideas for # RealWPLearn here: [link] #. RT @ TechCrunch : Blackboard Buyer Providence Equity Acquires Personalized Online Learning Platform From PrepMe [link] #.

Conference Balance

Tony Karrer

It seems like the eLearningGuild is doing a better job at this recently. Just read a great post by Clive Shepherd - Cutting the Pie - where he discusses what the appropriate balance is at conferences. As you know creating Better Conferences is something that very much interests me.

Examples of eLearning 2.0

Clark Quinn

as part of an online event for the eLearningGuild, I mentioned a few common ways that I've seen eLearning 2.0 During my presentation last Thursday that was an introduction to eLearning 2.0

Seven Things I Learned This Year

Tony Karrer

Aggregation and Social Filtering Provide High Value eLearning Learning has somewhat become my singular source of great eLearning content. And the system itself is growing with sites like Social Media Informer. 6) iPad (5) SkillSoft (2) Social Learning (15) Virtual Classroom (5) ASTD (8) eLearningGuild (2) And here were my top posts based on social signals. Social Learning Tools Should Not be Separate from Enterprise 2.0

Impact of a World of Loosely Connected Individual Relationships?

Tony Karrer

tools were forming a network of individual relationships, today I ran across a post by Dave Pollard - Social Networking in Business: An Update where he lists out a series of tools that create links between people much as I was discussing. What should communities such as TrDev (a discussion group) or the eLearningGuild or ASTD do with/about these loose connections that span in, across, through their communities? After posting yesterday eLearning Technology: Web 2.0

Get Together at Conferences - F2F Still Matters

Tony Karrer

And in fact all our globally-connecting-social-networking tools are making face-to-face more, not less desirable. Unfortunately, it's difficult to know who is going to Boston (eLearningGuild) or Atlanta (ASTD).

Online Conference

Tony Karrer

The eLearningGuild has been doing this for years with monthly, for-fee online conferences structured around particular topics. Part of the reason that the eLearningGuild structures their online conferences to be similar to in-person conferences to make it more obvious that it's similar and thus is worth the money. Tapping the Social Grid ) to complete conferences with many sessions across many topics.

Brandon Hall Network - Back from the Dead?

Tony Karrer

Unfortunately, as I expressed in Too Many Social Networks , I'm somewhat skeptical that having a lot of networks will really take hold. Or maybe the eLearningGuild. But it's hard to compete with open models based on stuff like blogging (which has been - by far - my best online social networking tool ever - far beyond discussion groups or anything else).

Conference Balance

Clark Quinn

It seems like the eLearningGuild is doing a better job at this recently. Just read a great post by Clive Shepherd - Cutting the Pie - where he discusses what the appropriate balance is at conferences. As you know creating Better Conferences is something that very much interests me.

Personal Learning Environments and personal learning environments

Tony Karrer

We talked about this briefly during a session with Tony O'Driscoll , Brent Schelenker , and Steven Downes at the eLearningGuild. There's some truth to that, but at the end of my What's New in eLearning session (on blogs, wikis, social bookmarking, rss readers, etc.) There's been quite a bit of discussion going on around Personal Learning Environments (PLEs) and personal learning environments.

eLearning Cyclops: Deconstructing My #DemoFest Course - Part 1

eLearning Cyclops

Social Media included Twitter, Screenr videos, and Diigo social bookmarks. This time does not include ongoing learner support using social media and Intranet pages. Limited staff participation in the social media elements, specifically Twitter. Due to the less-than-expected use of Twitter among staff, there was less participation in the social media elements. I have also provided direct links to the learning programs social learning elements.

Needed Skills for New Media

Tony Karrer

I saw Henry Jenkins speak at the eLearningGuild's Annual Gathering and I must confess that I was a bit critical. In other words, in a world with Wikipedia, blogs, social networking, etc. -

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LinkedIn Connection Approach Rethought

Tony Karrer

Thus, by searching the eLearningGuild or ASTD groups, I'm able to find people who can help answer questions. An individual's social network (online or offline) is divided into three groups: PANs = Potentially Active Network CANs = Currently Active Network FANs = Formerly Active Network I used to think of LinkedIn as containing exactly my CAN and FAN. If you read my blog much, you know that I use LinkedIn quite a bit to help me find experts and expertise.

Hot Topics in Training

Tony Karrer

One of the reasons I choose the Training conference is that it's not as leading edge as eLearningGuild events, but is a bit more mainstream, corporate than ASTD conferences. Last year, I did Hot Topics in Training - A Crude (but mildly interesting) Analysis where I analyzed the topics at Training 2005 and Training 2006 to determine what topics were emerging and fading. As a speaker and someone expected to have a pulse on what's happening, I thought this was mildly interesting.

eLearing 2.0 - Great Response and Some Feedback

Tony Karrer

Most of the audience wasn't familiar with social bookmarking. Out of ASTD TK 2007 and the eLearningGuild, I know at least a few people have taken my presentation to heart. I did my eLearning 2.0 presentation at ASTD 2007. There were over 200 people and it was standing room only. Someone told me that lots of folks couldn't get in. Lots of good energy in the room. The audience was about half very new people to training and eLearning and the rest had varying levels of experience.

Effective Web Conferences – 41 Resources

Tony Karrer

Social Reporter , March 15, 2009 The other day I was discussing social reporting and other online activities for a £300-ticket, two-day event with the organiser, and he said: “Next year we are going to have to make it free&#. 8220;Social media should be the default and should kick in as soon as I register and continue past the conference.&#. Two things this week got me thinking about the place for layered communications in online communities and social networks.

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eLearning 2.0 Random Thoughts based on Chat

Tony Karrer

presentation were much more sophisticated that audiences at ASTD, ISPI and even the eLearningGuild. Social Bookmarking and Wikis and Blogs are a form of social networking I never said this, but several people pointed it out in the chat. The same thing can be true with social bookmarking, wikis, flickr, etc. Using social bookmarking or meme tracking works okay. Going back through the back chat / back channel during my presentation was really interesting to me.

Looking Back at 2007

Tony Karrer

I've basically limited myself to eLearningGuild and ASTD conferences. However, there's Communities / Social Networking and LMS Merger announcement around Mzinga. In December 2006, I posted my challenges and predictions for 2007. I thought it would be worth looking back at what I said in this post to see how I did for the year. Shortly, I'll be responding to this month's Big Question with my Predictions for Learning in 2008. Biggest challenges for 2007?

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