8 Game-Changing Social Media Tips to Grow Your Business

ProProfs

Are you still not convinced about the power of social media and the benefits it offers for your business? But when you begin your activity on social media, knowing where to begin is easier said than done. So, consider these game-changing social media tips that will help you grow your business: 1. That’s where social media comes in. When followers glance at your social profiles, it enables them to understand what you’re all about.

The Top Six Things Organizations Must Do to Enable Emergent Learning

ID Reflections

Social learning via an enterprise collaboration platform Mobile enabled learning accessible anytime, anywhere, on any device of the user’s choice MOOCs which straddle the line between social learning and e-learning with learner communities While an organization can facilitate these, the onus lies with the users/learners. But first, What is emergent learning? Emergent Learning is a condition and an outcome of organizational culture, strategy and purpose.

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The Top Six Things Organizations Must Do to Enable Emergent Learning

Learnnovators

Social learning via an enterprise collaboration platform. MOOCs which straddle the line between social learning and e-learning with learner communities. This is leading to a shift in the role of the L&D department – from managers and disseminators of formally designed programs to facilitators and enablers of collaboration and communities. But first, WHAT IS EMERGENT LEARNING? It is in communities that knowledge is exchanged and challenges solved.

7 Characteristics Of A Digital Mindset

Learnnovators

The digital five forces – Social Media, Big Data, Mobility and Pervasive Computing, Cloud, and AI and Robotics – are disintermediating, disrupting and deconstructing the old world order. What is often happening are piecemeal and fragmented approach at attempts to use Big Data or Social Media or the affordances of the Cloud. Collaboration is the only way to make sense in a complex world and define emergent practices that work.

Sahana Chattopadhyay – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

ABOUT SAHANA CHATTOPADHYAY (Social Learning & Collaboration Strategist, Performance Consultant Exploring Emergent Learning, Blogger). Her passion is to help organizations become learning organizations through social and collaborative learning. This includes areas of her expertise from the effectiveness of MOOCs in corporate learning to informal learning, collaboration, community management and organizational culture. Sahana: A community manager’s task is varied.

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27 Books for L&D Folks.

ID Reflections

Some of the might seem out of place in a list for L&D folks, but I think it is important to read around a subject to understand the context, and the emerging patterns. 5 Workplace Learning/Training Social Media for Trainers Jane Bozarth. 6 Knowledge Management Cultivating Communities of Practice Etienne Wegner, et al. 7 Knowledge Management/Workplace learning/Innovation/Business Collaboration Morten Hansen.

Mobile Learning: e-learningnext

ID Reflections

Surge in social media adoption and participation 4. Rapidly decreasing shelf-life of knowledge 4. The effectiveness of the mobile device as a PPI (Personal Productivity Improvement) tool The three key functions that emerge as the core of mobile learning then are: CONNECTION, COMMUNICATION, and COLLABORATION. The emergent ones are those that are likely to have the greatest impact on Human Performance Improvement and Personal Knowledge Management.

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Six Obstacles To Building Communities In Organizations

Learnnovators

Rachel Happe begins her latest post, 10 Trends for the Future of Communities , with a comprehensive description of the various intersecting and intermingling streams and characteristics that inform communities, and I am quoting her below: “ Communities sit at the intersection of a number of trends; social media, digital transformation, a generational shift to prioritize purposeful work, the future of work, change management, leadership and social learning.”

Get it together

Learning with 'e's

I wrote about this new model question recently, and critiqued it in the context of emergent forms of digital learning. Learning often emerges as a result of the writing, rewriting and editing of this content. Finally, aware of the social context, you have the capability to share your content (or indeed your entire repository) with your professional learning network. Bloom''s cognitive taxonomy curation education learning mobile social media Technology

Collaborative Learning Anthropologist and Specialist (CLA): Enterprise 2.0, Web 2.0 and Learning Career or Job Opportunities

Vignettes Learning

Here are jobs, tasks, and roles in emerging Enterprise 2.0, Collaborative and Social Networking Systems. tool and is positioned as a champion, e.g. Wiki, Blog, Second-Life, social media, etc. Social Media Specialist - converts content into short, enticing, provocative, rapid, instant media with the likes of YouTube , e.g. CommonCrafts presentation and Institute of Social Research. Future jobs, now, today!

I’ve got your content right here

Clark Quinn

I was engaging in a mobile strategy session with a small not-for-profit the other day, and naturally it became an overall technology strategy session, as you really can’t do mobile strategy without considering social media strategy, learning technology strategy, even enterprise technology strategy. One of the questions they struggled with was their social media strategy, as they were (as many people are) struggling with their existing workload.

How Social Learning is Powering Up Today’s Workplaces

Learnnovators

” – Albert Bandura (Originator of Social Learning Theory). “ We’re still seeing an avoidance of social learning, the continual use of courses as the only solution, and consequently organizations that can’t adapt fast enough.” – Clark Quinn. We, at Learnnovators, have always been fascinated by the enormous power of social learning, and have been following up researches and discussions by experts around this subject closely for some time now. THE QUOTE.

Successful Business Digitals – How Do They Do It?

Your Training Edge

The traditional entrepreneurial theories are now redundant, entrepreneurs need to adapt to more e-commerce techniques, social media and website technologies. A digital business will always think global, it is important to be aware of the macro environment to keep an eye on different economies and competitors that can emerge from within those markets. Knowledge management is not a theory anymore, it is a business builder.

Informal learning: Why it matters to a business

ProProfs

The emergence of social media challenged businesses to optimize performance in many areas but what they should certainly be given credit for is making companies dependent on this viable medium beyond what they could have ever imagined. According to CARA’s 2010 Survey on social media impact, nearly 70% of what is learned in life and at work happens through informal and social learning. Ensures access to interactive learning materials in case of emergency.

Conversation with Jane Bozarth

Kapp Notes

Jane frequently speaks at conferences and provides insights into all types of social media. I started out as a classroom trainer, did some time in as an L&D manager, then moved into eLearning. I now focus mostly on other ways of supporting learners, especially learning with social media. It just doesn’t happen, especially with tacit knowledge. The other day I had a chance to ask my friend Jane Bozarth a few questions as we caught up.

Are you supporting new fashioned learning in the workplace?

Jane Hart

Old-fashioned learning is what we’ve been refining over the last couple of decades as new advances in technology have emerged. But let’s be clear, even when newer social and informal approaches are added to this old model that let you learn things a little differently, if your learning experience has in any way been organized (and/or managed) by someone else , this is still “old fashioned” learning. PKM Social learningSo what is “new fashioned” learning?

HOW SOCIAL LEARNING IS POWERING UP TODAY’S WORKPLACES

Learnnovators

Fortunately, most human behaviour is learned observationally through modelling; from observing others one forms an idea of how new behaviours are performed, and on later occasions this coded information serves as a guide for action.” – Albert Bandura (Originator of Social Learning Theory) “ The research isn’t heartening. Some of the questions we had in mind were: What benefits does social learning offer to workplaces of today? How will social learning evolve in the coming years?

The best elearning reads of 2013

eFront

It’s the end of an era – enter the knowledgeable networker , John Kotter, Forbes. Ensuring knowledge flow through narration , Harold Jarche. Cognitive Dissonance and the Denial of Social/Informal Learning , Mike Britz. Social media at work. Social First! Good, bad and ugly: 7 critics of social media , Donald Clark. The Emerging Collaborative & Sharing Mentalities of the Millenial Generation , P2P Foundation’s Blog.

LEARNNOVATORS GAZES INTO THE FUTURE OF E-LEARNING WITH SAHANA CHATTOPADHYAY

Learnnovators

Learnnovators, a leading e-learning company in India, has Sahana Chattopadhyay, Social Learning & Collaboration Strategist, Performance Consultant Exploring Emergent Learning, Blogger, as the guest in the latest edition of “Crystal Balling with Learnnovators” – their thought-provoking interview series that attempts to gaze into the future of learning. Her passion is to help organizations become learning organizations through social and collaborative learning.

The Changing Face of Work and Workplace Learning

ID Reflections

3D printing or Additive Manufacturing is evolving rapidly and we don''t yet know of all the emerging possibilities. Each member will bring their expertise to bear and share their knowledge and experiences. What will emerge is a network of diverse and connected workers skilled at PKM learning together to develop skills they can apply to their work. L&D will have to don the hat of community managers and become learners. But I see this as an emerging trend.

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Pick of the Month: August 2012

Jane Hart

The month started with a survey, reported in Social Business News, that showed that Professionals spend 40% of their time in online peer communities. “The study surveyed 300 professionals and found that by far the most frequent use of social media amongst professionals was interacting with their peers in professional communities . Certainly it is a world in which managers talk solemnly about their “engagement” efforts.

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Future of Learning Technology – 2015

Upside Learning

Emergence of social media (and reviewed focus on social and informal learning). Mobiles will become the platform of choice for workplace learning delivery (or learning/knowledge management system access). The LMS will evolve to support ( not manage ) Formal + Informal + Social + Non-Formal learning components. Emergence of Personal Learning Agents.

The differences between learning in an e-business and learning in a social business

Jane Hart

Although in the last decade we have seen the emergence of new technologies and trends, these have been merely “retrofitted” (and often “force-fitted”) into this old model of training, and essentially we have seen little more than “tinkering” with the model. So whilst e-business is about automation, social business is about innovation. Now, let’s be clear about what a social business is. LEARNING IN A SOCIAL BUSINESS.

The Changing Face of Work and Workplace Learning

Learnnovators

3D printing or Additive Manufacturing is evolving rapidly and we don’t yet know of all the emerging possibilities. Each member will bring their expertise to bear and share their knowledge and experiences. What will emerge is a network of diverse and connected workers skilled at PKM learning together to develop skills they can apply to their work. L&D will have to don the hat of community managers and become learners. But I see this as an emerging trend.

Personal Learning Networks: For Ongoing Learning in a Connected World

ID Reflections

I have written about the impact of various shifts and trends like globalization, work fragmentation, ubiquitous network and access to the mobile web, social media, and the economy of individuals on the way we work and learn in the following posts: Re-imagining Work and Learning in a Networked World , Working out Loud and Serendipity and The Changing Face of Work and Workplace Learning. Learning networks are based on the theory of Connectivism, or learning from diverse social webs.

THE CHANGING FACE OF WORK AND WORKPLACE LEARNING

Learnnovators

3D printing or Additive Manufacturing is evolving rapidly and we don’t yet know of all the emerging possibilities. Each member will bring their expertise to bear and share their knowledge and experiences. What will emerge is a network of diverse and connected workers skilled at PKM learning together to develop skills they can apply to their work. L&D will have to don the hat of community managers and become learners. But I see this as an emerging trend.

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How Quiz Maker Can Help Businesses to Generate Leads

ProProfs

With emerging competition in the world of digital marketing, marketers finding it challenging to generate new leads. Social media has taken to quizzes with much excitement and efficiently draws in a large audience. Managing Director at SMESoft Inc. Generating business leads becomes easy and quick when you start engaging with your customers.Quizzes play a critical role in not only figuring out what your buyers want but also,making them knowledgeable about your brand.

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Posts that Influenced Me in 2009

ID Reflections

I Finally Get It--Why Social Networking is so Important What did I learn: The importance of Social Networking and SoMe lie in their ability to help us make sense of the confusing mass of information that bombards us everyday. Only through sharing of stories and experiences, the larger pattern and the connections emerge, the information becomes knowledge that we can then effectively use. And her knowledge in this area is formidable.

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Social Learning doesn’t mean what you think it does!

Jane Hart

A few days ago my Internet Time Alliance colleague, Harold Jarche, shared this article, written by Deb Lavoy, with me: Social Business Doesn’t Mean What You Think It Does, Neither Does Enterprise 2.0. Social Business” is not about technology, or about “corporate culture.” New approaches are emerging. So, for instance the first paragraph would now read: “Social Learning ” is not about technology, or about “corporate culture&#. We will add “social” to the blend.

L&D's New Hatrack

ID Reflections

An increasingly global and uber connected workforce, globally distributed organizations, dispersed expertise, ubiquitous connectivity powered by the affordances of social, local and mobile (SoLoMo) and the economy of individuals are giving rise to completely different working and learning behaviors. Today’s users with their mobile devices, anytime anywhere access to the internet, and connected to their networks via social platforms operate under completely different paradigms.

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LearnTrends - Google Wave - DevLearn - Best of eLearning Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

Implementing Social Media: Beyond The Hype. Social Media: Trends and Implications for Learning. The following are the top items from featured sources based on social signals. How To Communicate The Value Of Social Media - The eLearning Coach , November 25, 2009. 10 Social Media Tools For Learning - The eLearning Coach , November 16, 2009. Top tips for managing an e-learning project - Spicy Learning , November 17, 2009.

Top Posts from August - Augmented Reality - Social Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

So here are the top posts based on social signals via eLearning Learning for August 2010. But like all subjects and bodies of knowledge, there are a few foundational concepts that have been identified and acknowledged as such. What has emerged, at least from my point of view, is a greater clarity about the considerations that drive decision making in both design and development.It Social media is a fad. Social media is a fad. Social media is a fad.

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Learning with 'e's

On the left of the picture is Harold Jarche , who is chair of the Internet Time Alliance and a champion of social learning. He specialises in work based learning and has made quite an impact with his work on innovative leadership, networked business solutions, and personal knowledge management. We were sat just a couple of seats away from each other, and were already friends on social media. I often share and repost content from George on social media.

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SMBs and Social Learning Technologies

Janet Clarey

SMBs & Social Media (Sum Total). Other notes: Definition of social media vary among attendees (~160). Noted main difference between main stream media and social media. Social media enables everyone to publish/access info inexpensively. Organizations are just beginning to use social media technologies and few are using the social learning technologies available in their LMSs. For knowledge management.

eLearning Learning - Best of May

Tony Karrer

Top Posts The following are the top posts from featured sources based on social signals. Blogger in Middle-earth , May 26, 2009 Tips for Working with SMEs - Bozarthzone , May 21, 2009 Social Networking in Times of Stress and Personal Emergencies - Electronic Papyrus , May 11, 2009 Aligning Learning Theory with Instructional Design - The E-Learning Curve , May 21, 2009 Developing a PLE Using Web 2.0

Summarizing Learn for Yourself

Jay Cross

Sharing is an act of learning and can be considered your responsibility for the greater social learning contract. Know-who (social networking skills, locating the key people and communities where competencies, knowledge, and practice reside and who can add the greatest value to one’s learning and work) Two students working on one computer learn more than both would learn if working individually.

6 Ways Digitally-Enabled Learning Improves Productivity

Mindflash

“According to i4cp surveys, improving employee productivity is one of the most important people-management issues, with almost 9 out of 10 participants predicting that the issue will grow in importance over the next decade.”. Employee Needs Satisfied: Communication, community, relationships, feedback, reduction of daily hassles, organizational support, knowledge). Digitally-enabled learning enables content curation, and increasing and preserving the corporate knowledge base.

Learning, KM vs. SM, Information, Web 2.0, and Second Life

Big Dog, Little Dog

Two British researchers have just completed a study of undergraduate students that found "many young students are far from being the epitomic global, connected, socially-networked technologically-fluent digital native who has little patience for passive and linear forms of learning." Knowledge Manaement vs. Social Media - Social Computing Magazine. See, Social Media vs. Knowledge Management: A Generational War. Expertise is emergent.

The Road from Training to Performance

CLO Magazine

Two years ago I wrote an article on the emergence of a fundamental shift from a training mindset to a performance mindset. Most conversations I have, conferences I attend and social media threads I read point to a powerful tipping point on the horizon — if it’s not already occurring. This foundation-building period allows the learning team to mature and gain experience in building these types of solutions and learn how to get buy-in from management.

Top 68 eLearning Posts from April - Hot Topics iPad Google Buzz

eLearning Learning Posts

The following are the top items from featured sources based on social signals. Key Social Learning Roles - Daretoshare , April 4, 2010 Premise : Learning communities or networks thrive because its members possess certain skills and capabilities. If there was a perfect assessment system, someone could just prove what they know, regardless of how they gained the knowledge. What is social presence? How valuable is their knowledge to the rest of the organization?