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Social Networking – A Contrarian View

Upside Learning

We all know social networks promote learning; while the mechanisms aren’t documented or well-understood, that it works isn’t in doubt anymore. But we must ask, are the ‘social media/networking systems’ out there promoting this learning? Sure, lots of companies want to replicate ‘Facebook’ behind the firewall; safe from prying eyes, but open enough for employees to freely express themselves. Has your organization implemented a social networking platform?

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Half of Companies Blocking Facebook

Learning Visions

Wednesday, August 22, 2007 Half of Companies Blocking Facebook Christy Tucker has been musing on Social Networking as LMS: Problems and Opportunities. One real problem is corporate fear of social networking tools. Im no Facebook super-user and I havent experienced a huge time suck from it, but I suppose its possible. But what information is it that is actually being "leaked" through Facebook by these irresponsible employees ?

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TCC08 Keynote: Social Networking, the “Third Place,� and the Evolution of Communication

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IM is much more conversational. But because of the lag in IM, you can have multiple conversations simultaneously. With IM, it’s minutes. “Social proprioception&#. Facebook & LinkedIn make it easy to keep in touch with people, including keeping a record of when we last had contact. The network increasingly organizes itself around people and less so around files and folders–connections are social, not just content.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Facebbok apps now work on other sites.what is the hard part to figure out here?

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Small Basket of MindMapping Items | Main | Small Basket of Virtual World Items » February 28, 2008 Facebbok apps now work on other sites.what is the hard part to figure out here? A few weeks ago, a story came out about how Facebook will allow apps built for Facebook to work on other Web sites. Im asking this question fairly seriously.

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Give User Adoption the Respect it Deserves | Social Learning Blog

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Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Give User Adoption the Respect it Deserves by Paul on May 17, 2011 in user adoption User adoption is the single biggest challenge when implementing new technology – it is now and it has been for 15 years. The problem often comes back to a fundamental error in how a company introduces users to the new technology.

Do Instructional Designers in the Social Digital Age need an.

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Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Do Instructional Designers in the Social Digital Age need an Engineering Background? Inkling , an ePublishing start-up based in San Francisco, is about to blow your mind through its reimagination of the textbook for the Social Age. By using technology like Inkling to engineer learning experiences, we help learners turn a social network into a learning network.

Social Media: The Virtual “Over-The-Partition” Learning Network.

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Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Social Media: The Virtual “Over-The-Partition” Learning Network by Jolene on April 28, 2011 in Informal Learning , Instructional Design , Training Development , Video , social learning According to the 1996 report from the U.S. They might even jot down a few notes that you can reference the next time you troubleshoot that widget problem. Social Media.

The Return of the (Digital) Native | Social Learning Blog

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Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS The Return of the (Digital) Native by Jim on March 25, 2011 in mobile learning In recent years, we’ve all heard a lot about digital natives. The problem, though, is that many primary schools are still geared to teach in ways that would be more or less recognizable to students from thirty years ago.

Virtual Boot-Camp: Games and Learning with the U.S. Military.

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Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Virtual Boot-Camp: Games and Learning with the U.S. Navy’s new plan to crowd-source the Somali piracy problem may be even more revolutionary. Navy intends to sit back and watch what unfolds, taking advantage of thousands of minds to generate innovative approaches to a real-world problem.

The Ultimate Brain Food: Performance Support | Social Learning Blog

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Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS The Ultimate Brain Food: Performance Support by Jolene on January 21, 2011 in Informal Learning , eLearning , mobile learning , performance support In his blog post Social Learning and the Exobrain , Simon Bostok (prolific and thought-provoking blogger at Hypergogue ), declares: The smart people in learning have been talking about shifting pretty much everything to Performance Support.

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Learning from The King's Speech | Social Learning Blog

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Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Learning from The King’s Speech by Jolene on February 26, 2011 in Informal Learning , Instructional Design , Training Development , eLearning , social learning With the Academy Awards coming up, one of the most talked about movies this month must be The King’s Speech, which I finally saw this weekend.

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Five Project Management Maxims We All Know (But Often Forget)

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Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Five Project Management Maxims We All Know (But Often Forget) by Jim on December 8, 2010 in Project Management/Project Delivery Thesis: Keeping a team happy and humming along on a project is often as simple a matter as balancing the urge to ov er-manage or under-manage.

Five Project Management Maxims We All Know (But Often Forget.

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Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Five Project Management Maxims We All Know (But Often Forget) by Jim on December 8, 2010 in Project Management/Project Delivery Thesis: Keeping a team happy and humming along on a project is often as simple a matter as balancing the urge to ov er-manage or under-manage.

The Great Survey Completion Rate Dilemma Solved (Maybe)

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Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS The Great Survey Completion Rate Dilemma Solved (Maybe) by Jim on December 22, 2010 in feedback , marketing The holidays are upon us, which means gifts, family, services… and the end of the fiscal year. But the problem that this survey fails to address is that the data set is already self-selected. My vote to solve this problem?

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The Great Survey Completion Rate Dilemma Solved (Maybe) | Social.

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Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS The Great Survey Completion Rate Dilemma Solved (Maybe) by Jim on December 22, 2010 in feedback , marketing The holidays are upon us, which means gifts, family, services… and the end of the fiscal year. But the problem that this survey fails to address is that the data set is already self-selected. My vote to solve this problem?

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Using Wikis to Stop Brain Drain

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Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Using Wikis to Stop Brain Drain by Jolene on February 23, 2010 in Wikis In his December Training Magazine article Training in a Web 2.0 Im a problem-solver and thoroughly enjoy helping clients succeed and look good.

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Using Wikis to Stop Brain Drain | Social Learning Blog

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Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Using Wikis to Stop Brain Drain by Jolene on February 23, 2010 in Wikis In his December Training Magazine article Training in a Web 2.0 Im a problem-solver and thoroughly enjoy helping clients succeed and look good.

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Surfing the Net: Waste of Time or Personal Directed Learning.

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Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Surfing the Net: Waste of Time or Personal Directed Learning? by Paul on April 13, 2011 in Informal Learning , social learning Last week my girlfriend and I ate dinner at Darbar Indian Grill in Uptown Minneapolis with another couple (good food, but overpriced), and we got on the topic of surfing the net on the job. That’s right, FACEBOOK!

Rx for SMEs

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Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Rx for SMEs by Jolene on January 14, 2011 in subject matter experts , system implementation training Subject Matter Experts are some of the hardest working people on the planet — especially when it comes to system implementation projects. Im a problem-solver and thoroughly enjoy helping clients succeed and look good.

Rx for SMEs | Social Learning Blog

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Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Rx for SMEs by Jolene on January 14, 2011 in subject matter experts , system implementation training Subject Matter Experts are some of the hardest working people on the planet — especially when it comes to system implementation projects. Im a problem-solver and thoroughly enjoy helping clients succeed and look good.

Hey, That's Social Learning!

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Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Hey, That’s Social Learning! by Jolene on December 14, 2010 in social learning Recently I witnessed a fabulous and fascinating display of social learning – a high school chamber music concert. These kids really get social learning! The eLearning Guild hosted an engaging, curiosity-inspiring conference focused on social learning.

Hey, That's Social Learning! | Social Learning Blog

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Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Hey, That’s Social Learning! by Jolene on December 14, 2010 in social learning Recently I witnessed a fabulous and fascinating display of social learning – a high school chamber music concert. These kids really get social learning! The eLearning Guild hosted an engaging, curiosity-inspiring conference focused on social learning.

Can Games Transform the World? | Social Learning Blog

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Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Can Games Transform the World? Im a problem-solver and thoroughly enjoy helping clients succeed and look good. by Jolene on March 11, 2011 in Gaming Theory , Instructional Design , Training Development , eLearning Over the last year or so, I’ve been thinking a lot about how to incorporate games into eLearning instructional design projects.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: My Second Second Life Experience

Learning Visions

At Virtual Learning Worlds "Bartman" responds to that Wired article (A Deserted Second Life) : The problem I have with it [the Wired article], is that it deals almost COMPLETELY with Second Life as it pertains to marketing and corporations…and inevitabley why SL sucks in that space. Theres a lot of things I still need to figure out with SL if Im really going to get into it, but I think there are some things that its just fine not to master. Im Bliss Yue).

Free and Open Source Web Conferencing (Online Meetings, Webinars.

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News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 10/31/2010 Free and Open Source Web Conferencing (Online Meetings, Webinars) Tools for e-Learning I received several emails, message on Twitter, and InMails on LinkedIn concerning the Open Source Authoring Tools for e-Learning and the Free Stock Photos Sites for e-Learning posts. I will sent you a message via LinkedIn.

Train your team online: Boost workplace productivity with group learning strategies

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This is a great way to improve your employees’ social and collaborative skills, as well as their division of labor and problem solving approaches, among other things. It’s this interplay between social interaction, teamwork and individual contribution that make group learning such a relevant model for increased workplace productivity and collaboration.

TCC08: What can Educators Learn from Online Religious Communities?

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Technical problems. She had not used a chat room, IM, Facebook, or MySpace before joining a site called OurPrayer.org. This is another liveblogged post from the TCC 2008 conference. Presented by Scot Headley, Amy Dee, Sue Phillips, Tricia Meyer, Jeanette Eggert. Doctoral students at George Fox University. Based on seminar where doctoral students created online community projects. Used a wiki for the course –most content went through the wiki, not through Moodle.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Does anyone else see "Student Records" in "Data Portability"?

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Clay Shirky at Web 2.0 enable interoperability among learning systems and the technologies that support collaboration and community, including social networks, community learning, wikis, blogs, multiplayer games, and the emerging world of user generated content?" 2008 | Main | ahhh.the goood old days of Herding Cats and Building Planes on the Fly.

e-Learning Acupuncture: Technology, Colleges and Community Online Conference

E-Learning Acupuncture

You might ask, what do I think about when Im shoveling? Well, its a bit out of my budget for the moment; however, Im going to Hawaii in another sense this spring. Check out the 2008 Theme: "TCC will feature papers and general sessions on the continuing evolution of distance learning, online communities and collaboration, social networking, and best practices of instructional technology.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Emerging Technologies in e-Learning

Learning Visions

Global Networking (finding any info at any time from all over the world) Artificial Intelligence (affective computing, computer can personalize based on who you are) Peer to Peer Technologies (instead of teacher being in charge -- people are learning from each other. I have a problem, where is the answer? Marshall McLuhan) -- Im not trying to be a smarty-pants here, but I looked this up and Gary was close: "We look at the present through a rear-view mirror.

Interview on lms-selection.com

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We had a very hectic next year due to several unforeseen problems, but this was for the better. can be found at: [link] Currently, eFront is a well known eLearning platform backed-up from a dedicated company, efficiently supported through an alive web community and sold through a network of global partners that offer professional services ([link] 2.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: 31 Days: Days 12, 13, 14, 15 & 16

Learning Visions

Im losing my steam, but trying to stay somewhat on target. So go ahead and "Email or IM another blogger in your niche to introduce yourself and your blog". I want to share as much as I can about projects Im working on. Im not sure Ill bother with that. Another application I tried through another site I had problems with too, so it could be because Im at work trying stuff out. Im not sure if it does much for a site with minimal traffic.

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for Associations Jeff delivers an easy-to-read primer on how to leverage social media tools to expand the learning value that associations deliver. These tips were different from past surveys in one significant way: Many of them contain detailed ActionScript code that will help you solve common problems. The most updated and popular E-Learning Blogs Free e-Learning books Facebook for e-Learning ► October (3) Free and Open Source Web Conferencing (Online Meet.

5 Unlikely Incentives That Help Keep Talent On Board

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That’s as hard a problem as it ever was. Telecommuting has been more popular than ever these past few years, and has spawned an increasing number of services and tools, like enterprise IM tools like Slack and even whole cultures, like “digital nomads” It’s a fairly simple example of staff incentives that could be easy for you to implement but could mean the world to your people.

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e-Learning Acupuncture: Learning objects that work!

E-Learning Acupuncture

Im glad to say I was pleasantly surprised! So after examining this very excellent learning object I can now say I know how Im going to vote on Oct 10th. Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Share to Google Buzz Posted by Eric at 8:15 AM Reactions: Labels: learning object 5comments: Wilf Day said. ► May (1) Twitterfall - letting the web work for you ► April (2) Fantastic File Converter Solve problems with screencasting ► March (5) Do wikis work for any topic?