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How We Use Social Media for Informal Learning

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Vendors talk about social learning like its something revolutionary, but I’m here to tell you its not. Social media tools are just another platform we use to learn from each-other and find information serendipitously. We’ve found our own niche in the social media solar system… and it takes our team 30ish minutes a week to fully participate. There’s no box to check when learning socially with peers.

Training & Social Media: Fitting Into the Modern Marketing Mix

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Potential customers can and are researching and learning about products and services online and within their ever-growing trusted social network. Social media is paving the way for scaling one-to-one interactions. There is a need for a new model that can accommodate the new online world that is emerging in front of our eyes. Some customers will turn into evangelists for the products they feel strongly about and recommend them to their trusted network.

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Training & Social Media: Fitting Into the Modern Marketing Mix

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Potential customers can and are researching and learning about products and services online and within their ever-growing trusted social network. Social media is paving the way for scaling one-to-one interactions. There is a need for a new model that can accommodate the new online world that is emerging in front of our eyes. Some customers will turn into evangelists for the products they feel strongly about and recommend them to their trusted network.

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.

How Trainers Can Manage Their Social Media ‘Brand’

Mindflash

Social media and social networks, to say the least, have become one of the most common ways for people to communicate. Just about everyone — even your mom, probably — has connected somehow with someone else through as social-media tool. For better or worse, all of your social media entries are out there, publicly, for the entire world to see. Employee Training management Social Learning social media training

Social Media and Social Learning – Where R We now?

eLearning 24-7

You have probably been bombarded with lots of social learning surveys over the past few weeks. But to understand the topic, you first have to understand the basics – social media. Because without it, you cannot have social learning. In order for social learning to exist you need to have the following: social media plus e-learning. And, let us clear up another point: social learning is not just social networking.

Tools for conviviality? Illich and social media

Learning with 'e's

Ivan Illich hoped for a time when the transmission model of education, or ''funnels'', would be replaced by ''educational webs'' - his notion of what we now recognise as social networks. from Deschooling Society , 1971) In the context of the technology of his day, he saw networked computers and telephone systems being used to encourage and promote exchanges of ideas, knowledge and expertise. What would Illich have made of the social web? was emerging.

Social Media and Social Learning – Where R We now?

eLearning 24-7

You have probably been bombarded with lots of social learning surveys over the past few weeks. But to understand the topic, you first have to understand the basics – social media. Because without it, you cannot have social learning. In order for social learning to exist you need to have the following: social media plus e-learning. And, let us clear up another point: social learning is not just social networking.

Social Network Analysis - Twitter - Social Media - Best Stuff from Last Week

Tony Karrer

Top Posts The following are the top posts from featured sources based on social signals. Overcoming Top 10 Objections to Social Learning - Social Enterprise Blog , April 24, 2009 Ten commandments of e-learning (content design) - Clive on Learning , April 30, 2009 Twitter Learning - eLearning Technology , April 30, 2009 Learning Goals - eLearning Technology , April 29, 2009 An eight-step process using Post-it notes to gain meeting consensus.

Creating Successful Online Courses with Emerging Technologies

DigitalChalk eLearning

We decided we needed to fish were the fish were and start integrating in social media into the e-learning environment. As a DigitalChalk user, I find that integrating other modalities of social media, is helpful to the students and creates a more full e-learning experience for the student as well. I have also received very positive feedback from the students on this integration of social media. Marketing Tips and Tricks Guest Author Social Media

How to Do Video Marketing on Social Media for Course Creators with Jason Hsiao from Animoto

LifterLMS

How to do video marketing on social media for course creators with Jason Hsiao from Animoto in this episode of LMScast with Chris Badgett of LifterLMS. Animoto is a simple way to produce great looking videos that will stand out on social media. Targeting is one of the most powerful aspects of social media marketing. When creating videos for social media, it is important to engage viewers quickly.

6 Important Reasons Leaders Should Be Using Social Media

Learnloft

Today, it’s become the norm for employees to not only know their leader on a personal level but to be connected with their leader on social media. The shift to a leader who is not only present on social media, but also an active contributor has become less of an anomaly and more of what the best leaders are doing on an ongoing basis. When leaders are social they get the opportunity to show they are human and can connect with their people on a human level.

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

Dashe & Thomson

A lot of the Social Media Mavens , however, are really ranting, not about the technology, but about the human dynamics related to social networking. If we separate the human aspect of social networking from the technology, we can learn a lot more about the power of networks – not just from today’s pundits, but from many years of sociological research on the topic.

Blog Book Tour: Social Media for Trainers

Big Dog, Little Dog

Welcome to the seventh stop of the Blog Book Tour for Jane Bozarth's new book, Social Media for Trainers. If you have been following the blog book tour , then you know Jane's book not only provides an introduction for understanding how to use social media tools, such as blogs, Facebook, Twitter, and wikis; but is also chock-full of examples. Social learning works in a similar manner in that it allows the learners to perceive others for comparison and self-evaluation.

Social networking is king

E-Learning Provocateur

In my previous article , I explored one of the principles to emerge from the recent AMPLIFY09 festival, namely “Everything big started small&#. Another principle that resonated with me was, in my own words: Social networking is king. Social networking has been around since the dawn of time. Simple: it’s a social network for people who are interested in scrapbooking and crafts. instructional design participatory culture social media

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.

Mental Models, Design, Working Together, & Social Media

Big Dog, Little Dog

Even though all levels of complexity exist in our world, more of our work (especially knowledge-intensive work) deals with complex problems, whether they be social, environmental or technological.complex environments & problems are best addressed when we organize as networks; our work evolves around developing emergent practices; and we collaborate to achieve our goals. Beware Social Media Marketing Myths - Business Week. Social networking is the future

Networking the future #EDEN15

Learning with 'e's

Audrey Watters and Maarten de Laat at EDEN Maarten de Laat's keynote speech at EDEN 2015 contained all of the ingredients for thoughtful and reflective consideration of how we now teach and how students now learn in an increasingly networked society. A professor at the Dutch Open University, Maarten de Laat researches into networked learning and the use of digital media in education. Teachers need active networks of learning to make the leap to new forms of learning.

Personal Learning Networks: For Ongoing Learning in a Connected World

ID Reflections

The four topics we are planning to deep dive into in the first two weeks are: a) Networked learning, b) Personal Learning Networks, c) MOOCs, and d) Communities of Inquiry. Here''s a list of related posts on learning in a networked world. Ubiquitous connectivity, mobile devices and social platforms ensure that work can happen from anywhere. Learning networks are based on the theory of Connectivism, or learning from diverse social webs.

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.

The Informal Learning Bubble: Will it Burst?

Bottom-Line Performance

This intentional learning is going to come from blogs, social networks, project opportunities at work, and interactive opportunities (i.e. Social media was just starting to appear when this graphic was produced in 2004. It will be especially interesting to see how social learning applications evolve as social platforms achieve increasingly high levels of saturation. Will the inundation of social communities cause us to opt out entirely?

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. In this post, I am going to explore six key requirements necessary from an organizational and leadership standpoints to make collaborative and emergent learning work. But first, WHAT IS EMERGENT LEARNING? Emergent Learning is a condition and an outcome of organizational culture, strategy and purpose.

ASAE Annual 2014: An Interview with Kylee Coffman

Association eLearning

Kylee is an association leader who is passionate about building member communities, user experience, content strategy, mobile, and the impact of emerging technologies on business. At Annual last year I was expecting my first baby and couldn’t enjoy the many receptions and vendor parties like I have in the past, where some of the best networking happens. The three-day conference is in Nashville this year and will feature hundreds of learning and networking sessions.

Everything connects at Amplify

E-Learning Provocateur

For the sake of convenience I have organised them under three broad categories: Innovation, Social Media and Mobile. Mike Hawley recognises the emergence of powerful but economically polarised super cities. Alex Zelinsky predicts Australia’s National Broadband Network will drive innovation beyond the mining boom. Social media. Andrew McAfee explains how social technology can help organisations overcome typical barriers to high performance.

For the Love of Learning

Learning Rebels

it is, for me, all about building my “Personal Learning Network” or PLN. ” or “Did you see on the Emerging Tech Stage; the bit about what’s new with Storyline?” Fine, find someone different at lunch, or at the networking event, or at the ice cream social. It’s all about that informal/social learning that we all talk so much about (but bewilderingly want to try to manage and measure – a topic for another day).

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MOOCs Are Too Uncontrollable – People Could Do Anything!

Your Training Edge

Even corporate MOOCs that incorporate social media don’t necessarily use Twitter— Yammer is a popular private social network that businesses can use to ensure the privacy of employee communications. Stephen Downes, who along with George Siemans ran the very first MOOC, describes what he calls “emergent properties” of MOOCs. These things are emergent properties, for example, emergent knowledge or emergent learning.

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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): "Intel Launches social media experience Open Port" (PodTech)

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « "Theories and Models Of and For Online Learning" (First Monday) | Main | "A Win-Win Scenario: Game School Aims to Engage and Educate" (WIRED) » August 31, 2007 "Intel Launches social media experience Open Port" (PodTech) ( Link ) "Corporate Websites are losing a bit of relevance," says Bob Duffy,Intels online community strategist.

Leveraging the Law of the Few to Manage Change in the Workplace.

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Leveraging the Law of the Few to Manage Change in the Workplace by Paul on February 21, 2011 in social learning If you’ve paid any attention to the adult learning landscape over the last few years, you know that the new social learning push is being fueled by the emergence of social media. Social Learning Blog - March 7, 2011 [.]

Top Learning, Technology & Media Links: Weekly Digest – 1

Upside Learning

from various spheres of learning and technology on varied social networking platforms. New Research Puts Fortune 500 Social Media Usage On Display. This article on Tech Crunch talks how the web is evolving from one where user-generated content overwhelmed the existing filters to one where social data begins to overwhelm social filters to one where new solutions would target information based on personal relevance.

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EMEA Reporter: Back Channelling Takes A Step Forward by Nic Laycock

Learning Solutions Magazine

The back channel adds value, extends the reach of conferences, builds personal networks, and supports curation—and that’s only the start! Emerging Topics Getting Started Professional Development Social Media Training StrategiesThe “back channel”—mainly a stream of participant comments on Twitter—has become a mainstay of conferences. The back channel is global, as Nic Laycock reports this month.

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.”

Using Facebook as a learning platform

eFront

Facebook makes it easy to network and interact with other virtual students, and because most people know how to use Facebook they don’t need to become familiar with a new platform. 2) Perceptions of undergraduate Graphic Design students on the educational potential of Facebook Abstract: The popularity of Facebook among university students inevitably raises questions on the educational potential of this Social Networking Site for Higher Education.

Back to #EDEN

Learning with 'e's

Image from Pixabay EDEN - the European Distance and E-learning Network - is my spiritual home. Let me list just a few: Smart phones and other mobile technologies such as e-readers; social media and social networks; touch-screen technologies; Web 2.0; My association with EDEN has provided me with a rich and diverse network of international colleagues and collaborators, some of whom have become firm friends.

Connected pedagogy: Shared minds

Learning with 'e's

From the telegraph, through the telephone and radio and television, to 21st Century satellites, smartphones, the Internet and social media, all were designed to communicate. The entirety of the global social network we all inhabit is predominantly about sharing our minds. This can now also be achieved through video, text and other media, and we have taken this rapid technological advance for granted. 2008) Connected Minds, Emerging Cultures.

How can We Train People on Web 2.0 and Social Networking When They are All Just Emerging Now?

Vignettes Learning

Social media and Social Networking simply allow us to collaborate better, faster, and cheaper. when all of the skills, tools and attitudes are just emerging for ALL of us? Through Ray Sims' blog I found this video of Matt Moore with relevant ideas on adoption of Web 2.0 and Enterprise 2.0. Matt's metaphors illustrates simple and effective key points we can learn from. Web 2.0 and Enterprise 2.0

Top ten UK education blogs

Learning with 'e's

So it was very gratifying to see that Vuelio (a company that specialises 'in software for public relations, public affairs and stakeholder communications professionals seeking to identify, understand and engage with the right influencers for them – whether they’re part of mainstream or emerging media, or influential within more niche, real-world networks' ) had published its latest research into which education blogs in the UK are the biggest influencers, and rated mine so highly.

3 Benefits to Using YouTube in your E-Learning

Integrated Learnings

When you upload content to YouTube it becomes available on the YouTube network. Well, it is finally starting to emerge now. Tags: Lectora YouTube Social Media eLearning Mashup YouTube is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you are going to get. Well, maybe that's not a good description of YouTube. It's more like the wild west of video. You have to be careful where you go and sometimes you find something completely unexpected.

Is Wearable Tech a 2014 eLearning Trend to Watch?

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Just look at mobile learning, social media, gamification, serious games and the like. They’re sending learning out in smaller chunks and, in some cases, setting up intranets and internal social networks to connect learners to these resources. Emerging Technology emerging trends and technologies elearning trends emerging technologies wearable tech Consumers will continue to adopt wearable tech in 2014… there’s no doubt about it.

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Less Formal Training; More Informal Social Learning

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are all examples of resources that enable people to build highly customized “personal learning networks” for themselves. Given that the average employee only spends 31 hours PER YEAR in formal training, staying current requires employees to develop skills in social learning tools and strategies. The official recognition of the power of social learning – and the adoption of social learning initiatives inside organizations — has been even more glacier-like than mobile uptake.

60 years ago today

Learning with 'e's

Soon there were 2 computers in the corridor, and then later an entire suite, networked in a dedicated computer suite. The web arrived, and we found ourselves beginning to network across the globe, forming the first social networks. I began to experiment with satellite and video teleconferencing, which emerged from research I did during my teacher training. blogs comouters education learning media Networks social media Technology wikis

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