Using Facebook as a learning platform

eFront

Let’s start this post by stating that Facebook was not actually created as a learning platform, it can however clearly be used to enhance and support elearning. We have written about Facebook apps for elearning before in this post!

7 Best tips For Informal Learning In Your Corporate

Your Training Edge

Informal learning is democratic schooling that is driven by learner’s affection and motivation. We advise you to read about these tips for informal Learning and use them in your project. Seek for knowledge and find offhand solving problems.

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ROI of continuous training: HR Directors’ unsolvable problem?

Coorpacademy

Does this solve the main problem of HRs? To exit the scheme of traditional learning and understand what really drives learners, we need to understand the Facebook quiz scheme. What are the best practices to memorize information?

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 ?

Developing a Results Driven Curriculum

design a curriculum solution that: • has a clear goal tied to a well- articulated business problem, • meets the needs of your target. just walk away with a lot of information in their heads but. to solve the business problems that need solving. problem? problem-solving.

Keep It Casual: Crafting Better Informal eLearning Experiences

TalentLMS

Whether you’re short on time, learner motivation, or just need to improve your learning culture, informal eLearning experiences offer a fresh, less rigorous way of thinking about learning. Now, informal learning is no new thing. Why Choose Informal eLearning Experiences?

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

Dashe & Thomson

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.

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How Education Publishers Can Stay Relevant in the Era of Information Explosion?

MagicBox

It is a prerequisite to solving many problems that humankind faces.”. When Robert Cailliau, the genius co-creator of the World Wide Web, spoke these words three decades ago, he couldn’t have imagined the immense power of the internet to create an era of information explosion. Of course, he didn’t consider the advent of high-speed internet connectivity and powerful mobile devices, which would make information readily available at one’s fingertips.

How Education Publishers Can Stay Relevant in the Era of Information Explosion?

MagicBox

It is a prerequisite to solving many problems that humankind faces.”. When Robert Cailliau, the genius co-creator of the World Wide Web, spoke these words three decades ago, he couldn’t have imagined the immense power of the internet to create an era of information explosion. Of course, he didn’t consider the advent of high-speed internet connectivity and powerful mobile devices, which would make information readily available at one’s fingertips.

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

Challenge to Learn

We are all struggling with the ever-increasing amount of information that we need to manage. 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.

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Paper Cuts

Learnnovators

I’ll also share my problems – and there are plenty of them – so if you can solve any for me I’d be grateful! This may have something to do with the age of my S4, but I recently read that Facebook is getting serious about resolution. Yet I struck more problems.

Navigating the Digital Ecosystem, Preselling, and the Problems with the Culture of Free with Robin Harris

LifterLMS

Navigating the digital ecosystem, preselling, and the problems with the culture of free with Robin Harris in this episode of the LMScast podcast with Chris Badgett of LifterLMS. Sites like Facebook sell space to advertisers, and that is how they make money off of you as the product.

Micro-Learning: Its Role in Formal, Informal and Incidental Learning

ID Reflections

Wikipedia With the rise of social and informal learning, and ubiquitous mobile devices (tablets, phablets, smartphones and everything in between), micro-learning as a concept and practice has taken off. Typically, micro-learning or learning bytes or learning capsules work well as a component of informal learning where the learner pulls what they need to solve an immediate problem. Micro-learning thus lends itself to formal, informal and incidental learning.

10 Informal Learning Activities to Boost Employee Engagement

KnowledgeAnywhere

You might be able to guess some of the formal learning characteristics since you’ve experienced them all in the classroom: A teacher offers the information to the student(s). The Informal learning theory describes learning that is unstructured and encourages self-directed education, which we can continue long beyond our high school and university years without ever setting foot in a classroom again. Flows with Daily Life : Many informal learning activities are a part of daily life.

Why Training has a Bad Name (and how we can change it)

Learning Rebels

You’ve just been informed that you’ve been signed up for “training” What is your immediate thought? Problem solving workshops aka “hack-a-thons” (not about problem solving, but about solving a problem).

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Are Facebook friends real friends?

Clive on Learning

Facebook users in the UK, a 300% increase on the year. The average Facebook user has 150 friends (suddenly I feel unloved). If anything, social networking can be seen as a symptom of the problem: we attempt to surround ourselves with friends online to compensate for the lack of 'quality time' that we can spend with our friends face-to-face. Looked at in this light, Facebook is alleviating what could be a much worse problem.

Find out if social learning chemistry works for you!

Origin Learning

Challenges faced included the following: To encourage a peer-to-peer problem-solving approach between employees. The desire to capture local knowledge from experienced employees and encourage informal sharing, communication, and collaboration.

March 2010 Informal Learning Hotlist

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Best of Informal Learning Flow. Blog – Gravity Emerges from Quantum Information, Say Physicists - Technology Review Feed – Tech Review Top Stories , March 25, 2010. Two reasons for “teaching Facebook&# in school - edublogs , March 14, 2010. Why our problems are complex – Why our current institutions cannot cope - Robert Paterson’s Weblog , March 19, 2010. Informal Snake Oil - Informal Learning , March 1, 2010.

Marisa Murgatroyd Teaches How to Build a Mission Focused Experience Product Instead of a Low Engagement Information Product

LifterLMS

Marisa Murgatroyd teaches how to build a mission focused experience product instead of a low engagement information product in this episode of the LMScast podcast hosted by Chris Badgett of LifterLMS. What I like to say is that the Information Age is over.

How to Navigate Social Media (and Avoid Information Overload)

Rapid eLearning

For example, if you build rapid elearning courses with Articulate products there are all sorts of resources available to you: Articulate’s Facebook page keeps you up-to-date on news and information. But she felt overwhelmed by all of the information and has started tuning out.

My professional use of social media and communication tools

Challenge to Learn

Zite will show you information based on keywords you give in. It also has a magazine like interface and the advantage is that you will get information from outside your standard network. It also gives me a constant feed of information (again through Flipboard).

Watch Out For These Trends in Mobile Learning: 2015 And Beyond

Origin Learning

Now against the backdrop of such information, it is interesting to explore what role mobiles are playing in shaping up the workplace learning scenario. Device agnostic approach to design is helping solve this problem.

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

Dashe & Thomson

The power of tools like Facebook, LinkedIn, and Yammer, are pretty astounding. The real discovery came when they posed problems for various employees to solve. My learning philosophy: dont make people tote around loads of information in their heads just so you can say you trained them.

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

Your Training Edge

The deciding factor may be the amount of proprietary or competitive information included in the course content. Facebook, aka social networking. Facebook is the prime place for people to connect, and studies have shown that college students (i.e.,

Demystifying Working Out Loud

ID Reflections

A complex world requires collaborative and cooperative problem solving. I deal with sensitive information and data. First of all, the definition of sensitive information is changing as organizations morph from complete control and hierarchy into more flatter and networked organizations.

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Conversations

Technology Enhanced Learning Blog

Being connected through Twitter or Facebook or other networks has obviously had an affect on us, we are all more informed (?) I also acknowledge that I have been part of the above problem too, which is why I’m annoyed.

Demystifying Working Out Loud

Learnnovators

Working out loud has been steadily gaining popularity and has become a topic of conversation on many forums including the Facebook community of the same name. A complex world requires collaborative and cooperative problem solving. I deal with sensitive information and data.

Learning the ‘Dinosaur’ way!

Origin Learning

When students watch short videos and then have the opportunity to ask questions and get an answer, they are able to move information from short-term memory to long-term. If we make sure they understand the information before they move onto to the next video this allows for mastery learning.

Jaime Casap – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

So we created an education system that reflected that… a factory model of education, where we would give kids a certain amount of knowledge or certain amount of information so that they could perform in general society. Because, there’s a direct correlation between your access to information, your access to books, your access to libraries, and whether or not you can be educated. It is where we get information from. Information is what you need.

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How to revamp your learning model

E-Learning Provocateur

and The ILE and the FLE in harmony , I advocate the development of a virtual Informal Learning Environment (ILE) to work in tandem with the Formal Learning Environment (FLE) to support both the learning process and its administration. Informal learning. Informal Learning Environment.

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How to Use Social Media for E-Learning

ICDTranslation

Social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, LinkedIn, YouTube, etc. Some of the most popular social media platforms that can be used as e-learning platforms are: Facebook. You can use Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and even LinkedIn as a promotional tool.

Who we are

Learning with e's

One response was from David Hopkins at Leicester University who thought it was possible, but said: ''adding a personal touch, you become a personality where background and experience can enhance professional impact'' - so perhaps it may be useful if the ''two identities'' can inform each other.

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

Dashe & Thomson

Prizes takes the idea down to the level of the individual, providing a competition forum that lets users crowd-source their own particular problems in return for cash prizes. Social Media social learning crowdsourcing Google Informal Learning innovation social media

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Work as Improv Theater: Teaching the Right-Brained Learner.

Dashe & Thomson

The era of “left brain” dominance, and the Information Age that it engendered, are giving way to a new world in which “right brain” qualities-inventiveness, empathy, meaning-predominate. This position is well-articulated in this post by Jay Cross at his Informal Learning Blog.

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

Dashe & Thomson

Bureau of Labor Statistics, over 70% of workplace knowledge is learned informally (a statistic that is frequently referenced in the learning industry). While I haven’t seen more recent data, my experience is that the informal learning trend holds true today.