Best Ways to Use Social Networks in eLearning

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Social media is playing an ever-increasingly important role in all of our lives. Each day, hundreds of thousands of us use Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and a whole host of other social networks. We use them to stay in touch with friends and colleagues, organize events, catch up with the news, follow our favourite brands and discover new things.

Social networking is king

E-Learning Provocateur

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. However, the exponential growth of online platforms such as Facebook and Twitter has taken it to a whole new stratosphere. Everyone knows the stats … Facebook has more than 200 million active users, equivalent to being the 5th largest country in the world.

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What Universities Must Learn About Social Networks

Jay Cross

What Universities Must Learning About Social Networks. Increasingly, businesses are looking to more social approaches to employee learning and development. THE ISSUE IS NOT whether you are going to become a socially networked university but how soon. Businesses are being transformed into social businesses. Social business is the flavor of the day in the C-suites of the Fortune 500. Networks are the glue that connects us.

Facebook for e-Learning

eFront

News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 11/07/2010 Facebook for e-Learning Facebook objective is " to help you connect and share with the people in your life ". 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.

Social Networking, Informal Learning, Twitter, & Gaming

Big Dog, Little Dog

We are all very familiar with social networking platforms such as MySpace, Flikr, YouTube, Twitter, Bebo and Facebook. This is not so of a new generation of social networking technology, which is being used to provide software services under trading names such as Ning, CollectiveX, Sossoon, Hiitch, Huddle, Mzinga, British Telecom's Workspace (project management), Clearspace, and even Microsoft's Sharepoint. Why I Love Twitter - O'Reilly Radar.

Social Media vs. Social Learning

Integrated Learnings

Most of us have Facebook accounts and collaborate with friends, family and colleagues through this media. We also use tools such as Twitter, LinkedIn and other social media. In a lot of cases, we are using internal corporate social media tools to collaborate. This has included reading some books, attending some webinars, and talking with other learning professionals about how they are making social media work in a learning environment. By Dean Hawkinson.

LinkedIn Facebook Twitter - Different Connection Style

Tony Karrer

As a result of my recent change in my Approach to LinkedIn Connections , I've actually met quite a few people who read my blog, but I don't believe had ever commented. They were comfortable connecting with me via LinkedIn and since it offers mutual value it was worth the effort. It truly does feel like a (virtual) networking event. Interestingly, one of the people who connected to me suggested we might want to do the same on Facebook and Twitter.

Backchannels – what’s all the fuss, anyway?

Integrated Learnings

While there, I engaged in a practice I had never before used known as a backchannel, via the well known micro blogging tool Twitter. Twitter, for example, limits your “tweets” (as comments in Twitter are called) to a maximum of 140 characters. Backchannel – Wikipedia defines a backchannel as “the practice of using networked computers to maintain a real-time online conversation alongside live spoken remarks.” By Dean Hawkinson.

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Working with Your Audience’s Learning Styles Part 3: Post Event Digital Strategy

Brella

But If your post-event strategy doesn’t invite attendees to the next level in their development you’ve done it all for naught. Develop a robust digital strategy to extend the impact of your event. Social Learning Through Social Media. After a successful event, you may be tempted to flood your timeline with photos. So prioritize community building and content creation across these platforms: LinkedIn: LinkedIn is the number one platform for professionals.

Tips for Successful Event Capture

Abila

Between the venue, speakers, catering, and marketing, associations spend millions of dollars each year hosting continuing education events and conferences. Here, I share wisdom from the team to help you avoid these mishaps for a successful event capture …. Before Your Event. Most of an event planner’s heavy lifting is going to take place well in advance of the event. Post Event.

eLearning in a Geodesic World

Integrated Learnings

For eLearning, it shifts our paradigm from a course being a learning “event” to creating an entire learning environment in which the eLearning course is only a piece of the learning. The internet and tools like social media have created this world where we are all inter-connected. We want to create learning environments where we can get people to be responsible for the whole learning experience by social interaction and support in learning new skills. By Dean Hawkinson.

Twitter: Le triple filtre

Learning with e's

I've been discussing the merits of Twitter as a professional social network recently in conversation with colleagues. One of the regular objections to using Twitter professionally is that there is too great a noise-to-signal ratio. But they should also realise that Twitter can actually save them time if used in an appropriate manner. The answer to effective Twitter use, I point out to them, is the manner in which you use it. Happy Twittering!

I want to facilitate online discussions but how do I choose the right platform?

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

The book Digital habitats of Etienne Wenger, Nancy White and John Smith has been an input, as well as the blogpost by Christian Kreutz: a starter for development organisations engaging in online networks. Opening a group on an existing social network sites such as Facebook or LinkedIn. Most major social network sites such as MySpace and LinkedIn have the opportunity to start your own group.

The State of Virtual Events

Abila

As we have mentioned, part of that content delivery strategy should absolutely include live online events to meet the needs of all member preferences. In Tagoras’s recently launched Virtual Events Report 2018 , sponsored by Community Brands, we learned that 81.6 percent of survey respondents stated that the primary reason they have held a virtual event is to expand their reach to learners who would otherwise not attend place-based events.

The Power of Your Network | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS The Power of Your Network by Michael on February 9, 2011 in customer service , marketing , sales , social learning Whether it is building our LinkedIn Contacts or Followers on Twitter, gathering Friends on Facebook or Yammering with our fellow work teams, the buzz of “networking” is always present. Why is networking so important anyway?

Gaming with the Nine Events of eLearning

Integrated Learnings

At one point, the training project team discussed how to include Gagne’s nine events of instruction in each game, or whether it was even necessary to do so. For me, pondering that question reinforced the brilliance of using game for learning – games address most of the instructional events inherently. Would you agree that the nature of a learning game’s design inherently accomplishes most of these instructional events? By Shelley A. Gable.

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Twitter Tips for Your Business

OpenSesame

Use a social media management tool. If you’re just beginning with Twitter, it can be daunting trying to keep up with the 24/7 activity. But you don’t have to sit in front of your computer all day – you can use a social media dashboard application. These apps help you organize, schedule, and analyze your Twitter. There are countless sites out there to help you manage Twitter, but we’ll tell you about three of the most popular and useful. .

Social Media for Professional Development: Workshop and Webinar

Jane Hart

In this online workshop at the Social Learning Centre, we will be looking at how to use a number of different social media tools for your own professional development purposes. For the Workshop Agenda and how to sign up, visit Social Media for Professional Development Workshop. Twitter backchannel. We will use #slcwebinar to create the backchannel at the event. Social learning Social networking workshops

Incorporating Sponsors Into Your Live Online Events: A Win-Win!

Abila

According to the 2018 Tagoras Virtual Events Report , 72 percent of the organizations that have held virtual events in the past didn’t incorporate sponsor or exhibitor fees. It’s hard to believe, considering how crucial sponsors and exhibitors are for hosting in-person events like conferences and annual meetings. . Rotating Slides: Many live event platforms offer the opportunity to show pre-event rotating slides before the program begins.

How to MOOC: Social Media in the Corporate Classroom, Part 2

Your Training Edge

So you are ready to design your own massive open online course (MOOC) and you want to incorporate social media. Since then, social learning tools have exploded onto the market. At a minimum, most MOOCs today use discussion boards, blogs, and microblogs, and many have some kind of dedicated social network. One difference that affects the use of social media is the potential audience and the type of content. Facebook, aka social networking.

My Twitter Weekly Links Digest for 2011-07-10

Jane Hart

How to use Twitter for social learning [link] # schoolnetsa11 #. RT @ LnDDave : NEW BLOG POST – What Exactly is a Twitter Chat? 28 creative ways teachers are using Twitter [link] # schoolnetsa11 #. Find out at the elearning network event on 15 July in London [link] # elnlms #. Social Learning at TELUS [link] # realwplearn #. Fast Company calls # shortmail “Twitter for Email!&# #. How Are People Really Using LinkedIn?

Learning from mistakes: the London Fishbowl event write-up

anewspring

Learning from mistakes: the London Fishbowl event write-up. The event was organized again by Trent Rosen form PSK Performance who runs Fishbowl events on a regular basis ‘at home’ in Australia. The Dorchester Academy hosted the event in one of their fantastic meeting rooms. Fishbowl Fishbowl event? Stigma, mistakes and language So, the topic of this event was ‘removing the stigma of learning from mistakes’. Events Trends online learning trends

4 Hot Trends to Boost Fundraising Event Engagement and Revenue

Abila

As you begin to plan your 2019 fundraising events, we’ve got just the thing to get your creative juices flowing! Run an “Un-Gala” Event . The “un-gala” type of event, as deemed by Chicago’s Innovation Awards, is popular with Millennials who typically find a more laid-back event to be fun and engaging. Finding a unique venue in your area that can accommodate your event is a great alternative to ballrooms, conference centers, hotels, and restaurants.

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Twittering about - part 2

Learning with e's

Here's the continuation of the report on my recent survey on about Twitter uses. I asked people what their top three reasons were for using Twitter. If you use Twitter yourself you may follow some of these notorious microbloggers. cristinacost ( Cristina Costa , England) uses Twitter because she gets useful links and connections, meets great people and indulges in a 'bit of chatter.' She says it is also important to have fun when using Twitter.

Twitter and Webinars

Tony Karrer

Many of the participants are Twitter users who are becoming used to chatting via twitter. have a chat stream happening and there's one going on via twitter. Presentation Mastery: Twitter as a Presentation Resource There are lots of good suggestions in these, but they don't really address the issue of how to present when the audience may be splitting their chat between the webinar tool and twitter. Twitter Chat Annoying?

How to create social buzz at a learning event

Jane Hart

In Jeff Bullas’s recent post, 9 ways to create and share social media content at an event , he described how you might use the following 9 social tools to encourage participation in an event (in this case a fashion show). Twitter. Facebook. I think this post is just as relevant to create buzz around and involve others in a LEARNING event too – whether it be internal or external, large or small, conferences, seminars, or workshops.

Don’t Let Virtual Events Scare You!

Abila

What do all these things have in common: ghosts, zombies, werewolves, virtual events, witches, and vampires? According to the 2018 Tagoras Virtual Events Report, there are still organizations with concerns about embracing the online event format. percent of survey respondents see one or more significant barriers to offering a virtual event. I recommend finding a solution that can support live event hosting, along with on-demand, in the same platform.

Emphasizing the “Doing” in the Nine Events of Instruction

Integrated Learnings

We know that Robert Gagne’s nine events of instruction is a helpful guide for designing engaging eLearning. At a glance, it may seem as though the first five events are telling-oriented, or invoke passive learning tactics. And then the grand finale of hands-on activities begins at the sixth event. For a quick overview of the nine events, click here.). If we’re clever about our design, every event can actively engage learners. By Shelley A. Gable.

The show must go on: How physical events are moving into a virtual realm

Cloudshare

The toll of nine major technology event cancellations has crossed the $1 billion mark. Further, Facebook, Twitter, Google and Salesforce have instructed employees to work from home, a remote migration that’s growing rapidly, and these types of services are helping.

TechSmith Around the Web - Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and More.

TechSmith Camtasia

Feel free to check us out on a variety of other sites like Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Flickr. Twitter: @techsmith - all things TechSmith including tips, tricks, polls, news, job postings, tradeshow news, and more. Facebook Fan Pages: Snagit. Flickr: TechSmith - view some pics at TechSmith events, tradeshows and around the office. My Flickr pics - pics from my TechSmith travels, customer meet-ups, see inside TechSmith, view our tradeshow events and more.

Anatomy of an eLearning Lesson: Nine Events of Instruction

Integrated Learnings

One of the more popular models is Robert Gagne’s nine events of instruction. Here are the events: Gain attention. You might also be interested in our page on Facebook or Twitter feed. By Shelley A. Gable. You’re tasked with outlining an eLearning lesson. You’ve analyzed your content and audience, and you have a clear understanding of what learners need to be able to do by the end of the lesson.

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Learning with 'e's: Teaching with Twitter

http://delicious.com/tag/elearning+research

Most would agree that Twitter was one of the social networking phenomena of 2008, and has enjoyed exponential growth in popularity. Ever since I first began to use Twitter I have been thinking about how to harness the potential of microblogging for the benefits of my own students, and have tried out several ideas to exploit it already. Below are my 10 top uses of Twitter for education: 1. Twitter Stalking’ Follow a famous person and document their progress.

My Twitter Weekly Links Digest for 2011-07-17

Jane Hart

RT @ WendyTagg : I’ve blogged about @ c4lpt ‘s 30ways social media programme [link] <Thanks Wendy #. Infographic: Google+ vs. Facebook, the Only Comparison Chart You’ll Ever Need [link] #. Are You Going To Adopt Google+ for Professional Learning/Networking? Google Plus Sucks (And Here’s Why) ~ LockerGnome Social Media & Technology [link] <I’m tending to agree with this #. One Million Registered Twitter Apps [link] via @ twitter #.

Twitter ye not

Learning with e's

This time yesterday I searched Twitter Groups to see if anyone had created an Edublog group I could join. That's the power of the social network. I have made more than 20 new friends on Twitter in the past 24 hours, and the group membership already stands at over 50 members, some of them well established and respected edubloggers. Alan has created a debate and posted a motion to the effect that 'Twitter groups are unnecessary'. Twitter is not Facebook.

3 Reasons Why Trainers Don’t Need Social Media

Learning Rebels

Question of the week: Should L&D be active within social media? This weekend there was a twitter conversation. Now, this tweet was asking specifically about the speakers being on twitter and no, you do not have to be on twitter (or any other platform) to function at your job. I understand having a social media presence isn’t for everyone. Some people are happy in their insular world where yesterday’s news is brought to you today by network news.

7 lessons how to use social media in an event with social media beginners

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

Last year we've experimented with various social media to improve a sharing event for about 100 participants (for more details see my older blogpost ). This is not too difficult when all your participants are social media adepts, you announce your hashtags and off they go. However, in this case the majority wasn't actively using social media. So how can you still use social media? The evaluation was quite positive about the effect of using social media.

Engaging course alumni using Facebook: the case of Ruforum

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

To start with an interview with Carolyn Nandozi from Uganda about her experiences facilitating a facebook group for alumni. RUFORUM has done this using Facebook. RUFORUM has a mandate to oversee graduate training and networks of specialization. Below my question and Nandozi's answers Nandozi, can you describe how the Facebook group started? We have also began discussions of the international events and days to invite Alumni contributions to such events.