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Best Ways to Use Social Networks in eLearning

JoomlaLMS

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.

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.

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.

Marketing Your Association to Millennials: Make it Social

Association eLearning

Years ago, while interning for a social media marketer, I was taught the value of social media to engage and attract business. Today social media marketing has changed from meme generation, to promoted posts and tweets, image ads, and pay-per-click (PPC) campaigns on big name social media sites. So here are the facts, if you want to market your association to millennials, make it social. Facebook. Twitter. LinkedIn. Share this on Facebook.

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

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.

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?

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

How We Use Social Media for Informal Learning

Bottom-Line Performance

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. It’s a 30 minute chat we hold once a week on Twitter. Social Media Chats Jumpstart the Conversation.

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.

Business Social Media Benefits

Clark Quinn

For the latter, I was asked to address the question: “what businesses can learn from allowing employees to access social networking sites, and how allowing social networking can benefit businesses?&# It’s the network. First, there are corporate equivalents: for every Facebook and Twitter there’s a behind-the-firewall and/or industrial strength and secure solution.

Top Social Learning LMS Features

Talented Learning

In 2016, most people are accustomed to social media and the conventions associated with profiles, friends, posts, liking and sharing. But how are these new social business behaviors influencing social learning features of today’s learning management systems (LMS)? We wanted to find out, so we surveyed 74 diverse LMS vendors about the social learning functionality available in their platforms. In reality, this social LMS feature set was all sales sizzle.

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!

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.

What Makes Social Learning so Interesting?

Gyrus

​. What Makes Social Learning so Interesting? A Comprehensive Examination of Social Media in Our Learning Programs. Social learning, relied solely on what one could obtain in a classroom setting, working with direct peers, or what could be conveyed back in forth on a phone. Thanks in large part to the advent of social media, we as humans are accessible from anywhere in the world. The purpose of effective social learning is to close this gap.

How to Use Social Media for E-Learning

ICDTranslation

Social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, LinkedIn, YouTube, etc. Social media is a good space for conducting and promoting e-learning. Here are three ideas how you can use social media to reach your e-learning goals. Social Media as an E-Learning Platform. Since social media unites groups of people that have similar interests it is very useful for sharing e-learning ideas as well. LinkedIn.

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. .

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.

Social Media Strategy thoughts

Clark Quinn

What is a social media strategy for outreach? Here is some thoughts about how that maps out in two areas: Facebook, and Twitter. I’m mentioning these as two of the most viable and visible tools for social media engagement. Twitter. Having a twitter account is a necessary start, maybe several. If an organization is on social media, and increasingly they should be, it needs to be interactive. Facebook. The same is true of a FaceBook page.

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?

Re-evaluating Evaluation | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Re-evaluating Evaluation by Barbara on March 16, 2011 in Project Management/Project Delivery For years, I have dutifully included a description of Kirkpatrick’s Four Levels of Learning Evaluation in every proposal for every company I have worked with. The focus is on the training event itself and the follow-up to that event.

Social Learning for Associations: What to Expect in a Modern LMS

Talented Learning

Social learning. Yet no one can define “social learning” in a nutshell, because there is no universally accepted meaning. Almost always, we find association leaders who are unsure about precisely where social functionality should fit into their learning strategies, and which social features are best for their members’ needs. Public social media vs. private association social learning? Social at the member, group or content level?

Using Social Media for Learning: Tools & Practices #BHsocialmedia

Learning Visions

Tom Werner, Chief Research Officer, Brandon Hall [link] LMSs are adding social features – including RSS feeds, peer ratings of content. Social media allow: Conversations to continue after training Peer-to-peer interaction in groups – so learners can continue to learn Find individualized answers (by approaching instructors and fellow learners) Share your own content Makes training more efficient Can shorten formal training, because the conversation continues. social social media

Research Shows Companies Should Encourage Social Learning

TOPYX LMS

For example, informal learning happens effortlessly when people: Read a statistic or story on Facebook or another social media network. Peruse someone’s profile on a social media site. Become knitted into a company’s culture by attending work-related social events. Humans used to learn primarily informally, or socially. Social learning is as powerful as it is undervalued and underestimated. Networking – 30%.

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.

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?

Campaign Strategy: How To Build And Monitor Your Social Media Marketing Campaigns

mysimpleshow

Every business should have a well-designed social media marketing strategy , but the execution of a specific campaign demands a plan of its own. Well, social media campaigns always come with a highly specific purpose in mind – supporting a product launch, preparing fans for the new season, promoting a corporate event, and so on. In this post, we will show you six practical ways to build and monitor your social media marketing campaigns.

Using Social media to promote your courses or events

Arlo Training & Events Software

Nearly every business is using social media to promote their offerings and connect with customers. Social media is an effective means of closely communicating with your followers in a less formal environment. Social media isn’t a new concept, but for many training and event providers the practical outworking of social media marketing may in fact be a new thing. Video is increasingly capturing majority of the attention to be had on most social media platforms.

How to Save ‘Social Learning’ Before We Destroy It

Mindflash

Social Learning is a term that is rapidly spreading throughout the learning and performance field. Don’t get me wrong; I’m a big believer in the natural learning that occurs through social interactions. We’re so focused on the label and capitalizing on the buzz around social learning that we’re mutating it into something it was never meant to be. What Exactly Is Social Learning? Why Is There Confusion Between Social Learning and Social Media?

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.