This Week on #TalkTech: Microsoft’s Nightmare, Training at Facebook and Google Shortens Attention Spans

Bottom-Line Performance

Topic 1: How might real life training exercises like Facebook’s “hackathon” be applied to other industries? October was CyberSecurity awareness week, and Facebook was not pulling any punches. Mashable: Facebook Hacks Its Employees to Teach Lessons on Cyber Attacks.

Google Plus: Initial Impressions

Upside Learning

It’s been quite an interesting week on the Google front, with the launch of one new service after another. The one making the biggest waves (if you pardon the pun) has been Google+ (plus). How will this evolve, considering Google’s products seem to be in a continuous beta?

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Evaluating Facebook and Twitter for e-Learning

eFront

Facebook and Twitter. The two biggest social sites on the web at the moment (there’s also Google+, but that’s for the most part a wasteland analysts say). All in all, the situation regarding Facebook and learning looks most like a wasted opportunity.

How To Dethrone Google, and Who Will Likely Do It (Hint: Not Facebook)

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As Google already is, they must fight to maintain the value that they have built for their market. Google understands that to be successful in the tech world they must maintain value but also add value. Someone will dethrone Google, not just compete with them.

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Our Take on Google+

E-learning Uncovered

Are you using Google+ yet? It’s launching to the general public soon and after a few weeks of using Google+, Diane Elkins and Judy Unrein got together to share impressions. If I were to start over, I could see using Google+ over Facebook or Twitter. Even if Google+ does have its advantages, it is only useful if the people you want to connect with are there. JU: And soon Google+ will open up publicly, so a lot more people will be there.

Sell Courses Using Facebook Ads

LearnDash

Over the years the gold standard for this was Google Adwords. However, Facebook has now emerged as the “go-to” advertising platform. Problem is, Facebook advertising can be intimidating. Wondering where to learn about Facebook advertising?

Infographic: How Google has changed what it means to do research

eFront

With almost 30 percent of the human population, or 2 billion people, using the internet; and 94 percent of US students equating research with using Google or other search engines, it comes as no surprise that 75 percent of students use Wikipedia and online encyclopedias for research.

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Thumbs up: Integrating eFrontPro with Facebook

eFront

In this post we’ll have a look at yet another authentication option — integrating eFrontPro with Facebook, so that you can have your users log in through their Facebook accounts. Facebook you say? Getting your Facebook on.

#TK11 Keynote: Google’s Karen Wickre and Ann Farmer

Learning Visions

These are my live blogged notes from Thursday’s keynote at ASTD TK11 with Karen Wickre (Global Communications Team) and Ann Farmer from Google. Social Media @ Google Part 1: How Google manages external communicates to make news and info about google findable to the outside world Part 2: Internal communication and discovery Part 1: How Google communicates publicly: Don’t do traditional press releases 150+blogs!,

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What Every Teacher Needs to Know About Google in the Classroom

DigitalChalk eLearning

Google just might change the way you teach—in a good way. After making a full Google Docs integration this year in my history classroom, I will never go back,” wrote Nate Green, an educator and blogger with edSocialMedia.com. Here’s what you need to know about using Google in the classroom. Here are a few of the many things you can do: Create an assignment: The interface used for this feature looks similar to your Facebook wall. Google Earth.

Meet Learner 2.0

Learning with e's

They are younger than the Internet and mobile phones, and they don't recall a time when there was no Google or Facebook. digital pedagogy education Edutopia FaceBook Google Internet learning metacognition mobile phone Technology university

Paper cuts

E-Learning Provocateur

I’m late to the party, but finally I’ve gotten my hands onto Google Cardboard. The ROI for Google Cardboard is through the roof. Some brilliant Cardboard apps are available at Google Play. Note: This link is not supported in the mobile web version of Google Maps.

The Death of the Traditional Web: Implications for Self-Directed Learning

Social Learning

Within that shrinking slice of online time, Facebook is increasingly the portal for everything. While the “document Web” (as author Ben Elowitz terms the old-style Web) shrank by 9 percent overall, Facebook consumption increased by 69 percent, essentially stealing time from everything else.

A circular argument

E-Learning Provocateur

Much has been said of the “circles&# feature in Google+ , and rightly so. It’s Google’s trump card against the likes of Facebook and Twitter. The achilles heel of Facebook is that its friending system is binary: either you are my friend or you are not.

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In What order do you favor the BIG 4 Social Networks, Twitter, Google+, Facebook and LinkedIn? Chime in

mLearning Revolution

Twitter = 1; Google+ = 2; Facebook = 3 and LinkeIn = 4. Today I’m having a little fun asking my friends on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Google+ to share in what order they favor the big four Social Networking sites out there. As you can see by my tweet at the top of this post, for me it’s Twitter first, Google+ second, Facebook third and LinkedIn last. Social Media , Twitter , Google+ , Facebook , LinkedIn.

Learning And Social Networks

Upside Learning

Google Plus is making waves among technology savvy social networkers. Like so many other Google products, this one is in beta and is gradually opening up to more users. One unique aspect separates Plus from other Google services.

Google is failing us: how to manage the information overflow?

Challenge to Learn

Websites, blogs, Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, newspapers, TV, radio to name a view of the overflowing sources that we need to manage and process. Steve Rosenbaum pointed out in his key note address at DevLearn that search engines like Google become less reliable and that we have to find other ways to manage the information overflow. I decided to test Google myself. I entered the search term ‘Kasper Spiro’ in Google, searching for images of myself.

Google Doodle contest: Hurdle your way to a TechSmith Spork

Visual Lounge

Have you already seen today’s awesomely addictive Google Doodle ? Well let’s just say if you weren’t the greatest hurdler in high school … Google is giving you the chance to redeem yourself. Or post on our Google+ page.

Our Take on Google+

E-learning Uncovered

Are you using Google+ yet? It’s launching to the general public soon and after a few weeks of using Google+, Diane Elkins and Judy Unrein got together to share impressions. If I were to start over, I could see using Google+ over Facebook or Twitter. Even if Google+ does have its advantages, it is only useful if the people you want to connect with are there. JU: And soon Google+ will open up publicly, so a lot more people will be there.

3 Reasons Why Trainers Don’t Need Social Media

Learning Rebels

If you do, then you need to meet with the Google people ASAP. Join a Facebook group with other relevant people, follow L&D industry pages. Here is the ATD facebook page , the Learning Rebels page – it doesn’t matter which L&D person or company you follow.

AppFusion: Google+ Equals? by Terrence Wing

Learning Solutions Magazine

Google+ has generated a great deal of interest in the past month, even though it is not officially “public.” There are many comparisons to Facebook’s user interface and functionality (for good reason).

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My professional use of social media and communication tools

Challenge to Learn

My most valuable tool is probably Flipboard combined with Google reader. When I find a blog I want to read more often I will subscribe to it with Google reader. These streams can be fed by other tools like Twitter, Linkedin and Google reader and I love it.

Google+ … Room for another social network?

CLO Magazine

Google is renowned for its innovative and forward thinking. However, skeptics around the world question the potential of Google+ with the failure of Google Wave and competition from Facebook. Chrome, Gmail, GTalk, Google documents).

RIP Google Reader – How to Move Your Subscriptions to a Google Reader Alternative

Visual Lounge

If you’re reading this on Google Reader , you won’t be…as of Tuesday. As you’ve no doubt heard, Google is pulling the plug on their feed reader today (July 1), so now is the time to change your blog subscriptions over to a different service.

Jaime Casap – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

ABOUT JAIME CASAP (Chief Education Evangelist at Google, Inc.). Jaime Casap is the Chief Education Evangelist at Google, Inc. Jaime evangelizes the power and potential of the web, technology, and Google tools as enabling and supporting capabilities in pursuit of creating powerful learning models. You can reach and follow Jaime on Google+ at +Jaime Casap and Twitter @jcasap. Learnnovators: So how do you think Google can play a role here?

The fame monster

Learning with e's

Can our worth be measured by the amount of Twitter followers we have or by how many +1s we receive on Google+? This number is calculated among other things, on an analysis of my recent web activity on Twitter, Facebook and Google+ over the last 90 days.

Thumbs up: Integrating eFrontPro with Facebook

eFront

In this post we’ll have a look at yet another authentication option — integrating eFrontPro with Facebook, so that you can have your users log in through their Facebook accounts. Facebook you say? Getting your Facebook on.

PAPER CUTS

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Most Revolutionary Google Product Launch of the Past Month (Hint: It’s Not Google+)

Social Learning

Since its launch in beta format a month ago, Google+ has registered some significant buzz within the social learning community. Social Media social learning crowdsourcing Google Informal Learning innovation social media

Global conversations

Learning with e's

Consider how easy it is to have simultaneous conversations with several other people using e-mail, Twitter or Facebook. Think how easy it is to video conference using Google Hangouts or Skype. Do you remember the days before the Web? I do.

Global digital tribe

Learning with e's

Facebook is currently the largest of the digital totems in the social media universe. People use Facebook or Twitter because they want to, not because there is an organisational requirement.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Using FaceBook

Learning Visions

Tuesday, June 19, 2007 Using FaceBook Im trying to expand my horizons a bit these days and have been taking a closer look at a whole bunch of tools out there, including SecondLife and FaceBook. FaceBook seems like such a student-world application, and yet folks say more and more "grown-ups" are using it. There was a great NYTimes article a few weeks ago about a mom signing up for a FaceBook account, completely appalling her teenage daughter. (Id

Google Goes Gaming?

Kapp Notes

There have been a number of interesting development in term of Google and social game purchases and game related initiatives. Here are some recent highlights; Google purchased a company called Slide , an app developer that works with popular social networking sites like Facebook and MySpace to create community-driven entertainment applications.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Facebook for the Enterprise

Learning Visions

Wednesday, June 27, 2007 Facebook for the Enterprise Im still mucking around in Facebook, trying to get it. Found this article, via Alec Saunders : Facebook for the Enterprise = Facebook. Provides some real examples of how business-folk are using FB; compares Facebook (emotional attachment) to LinkedIn (static resume). Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff.

Twitter as Social Learning: Seven Ways to Facilitate the Exchange.

Social Learning

Where Facebook and LinkedIn serve mainly as social dashboards for our personal and professional networks, respectively, I see Twitter as a customized information portal.

Here are Three Free Apps that May Come in Handy

Rapid eLearning

Help with Google Docs. We use Google Docs here at Articulate. If you use Google Docs, then you know that when working on projects, you don’t just have one Google Doc. Instead, like dandelions they grow exponentially, and you end up with dozens of Google Docs.

Social Media Libraries for Flash

Upside Learning

Facebook – The most commonly used class for Facebook integration is facebook-actionscript-api. Developed by Adobe and Facebook, this API is fully supported by both.