Revisiting My Learning Journey on Social Media

ID Reflections

On my way to office today, I was pondering about my evolving use of social media. As I see colleagues and friends and peers still struggling to comprehend how to use social media for “learning” and often expressing skepticism, I thought I’d share my journey in brief.

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.

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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? I understand having a social media presence isn’t for everyone. Join a Facebook group with other relevant people, follow L&D industry pages. Social media is perfect for networking.

The Pros of Social Media for E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

The training industry is changing rapidly and technology plays a big role in that change, especially social media. Today, I’d like to discuss a few pros of social media as it relates to our industry and then I’ll follow it up with a post on some of the cons.

The Cons of Social Media for E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

Social media is what you make of it. We discussed this in the previous post on the pros of social media. Today we’ll look at the cons of social media and the potential impact they have on you, your job, and our industry.

Blog Book Tour: Social Media for Trainers--stop #9

ID Reflections

#SoMe for Trainers: Beating the Forgetting Curve This is the 9th stop of the Blog Book Tour for Jane Bozarth's new book, S ocial Media for Trainers. I taught EFL to Japanese learners much before the advent of Twitter or the popularity of Facebook climbed the charts.

Analyzing the ROI of Social Media in Training | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

In no realm has this been more evident than in our constant encouragement of the use of internal social media networks as a crucial benefit-multiplier for any employee training project. So, long story short, social media once again proves its immense utility in a world where Web 2.0

Social Learning does NOT mean Social Media

Matrix

20% of learning happens through others, coworkers and managers alike, each time we seek or give feedback, attend one-to-one meetings or proactively learn through teams or professional networks (social learning). This post will focus on the middle part of the 70:20:10 model, social learning, and especially on the relationship between social learning and social media. Social learning means people. Social media also means people.

Be a Persuasive Storyteller in Social Media - Tip #128

Vignettes Learning

Social Media and the Leader Results of a survey showed that 75% of employees perceived that social media presence improves the ability to lead. Build social presence by choosing a network where most of your audience is active.

Integrating The Top 5 Social Media Platforms Into Your eLearning Course

TalentLMS

Social media is an integral part of our lives. Each and every day we log on to Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and other social networks to catch up on the latest news and reach out to friends and family. In recent years social media sites have steadily risen in popularity.

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 ".

How to Do Video Marketing on Social Media for Course Creators with Jason Hsiao from Animoto

LifterLMS

How to do video marketing on social media for course creators with Jason Hsiao from Animoto in this episode of LMScast with Chris Badgett of LifterLMS. Animoto is a simple way to produce great looking videos that will stand out on social media. And Facebook owns Instagram.

Book Review: Social Media for Trainers, by Jane Bozarth by Bill Brandon

Learning Solutions Magazine

One of the current big questions for many instructional designers and their managers is, “What about social media? Can Twitter, Facebook, and the like deliver and support learning?” Tags: Social Media Jane Bozarth shows you how in this new book.

5.1 Reasons How and Why to Build Learning with Social Media

Wonderful Brain

Using social media (SM) to prepare material for instructional design, courseware and webinars and such is the flip side of the same coin that encourages social media as intake media. A Social Collective. People learn best in a social context and are self-directed, particularly when focused on a specific task. This could be in the cloud, on a server or a Facebook page. Think Like a Designer .

Social Learning does NOT mean Social Media

Matrix

20% of learning happens through others, coworkers and managers alike, each time we seek or give feedback, attend one-to-one meetings or proactively learn through teams or professional networks (social learning). This post will focus on the middle part of the 70:20:10 model, social learning, and especially on the relationship between social learning and social media. Social learning means people. Social media also means people.

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

Dashe & Thomson

A friend of mine recently sent me a fascinating article titled “ The Shrinking of the Non-Social Web ” which contained some real eye-openers. Within that shrinking slice of online time, Facebook is increasingly the portal for everything.

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Social media workshop is a success for Saffron and charities

Saffron Interactive

From Saffron’s award winning instructional design team, senior instructional designer Kim George recently presented at a social media workshop with client and marketing manager Joanna Liem. Kim and Joanna focused their presentation on how best to use Twitter, Facebook and YouTube to raise charities’ profiles while Amiera Sawas from the reputation management consultancy ReputationInc shared her ideas on the principles of social media.

Is this instructional design?

The eLearning Coach

A reader named Michaela recently emailed to ask what an instructional designer does. There are lots of debates online regarding the value of instructional designers. Sure, instructional designers need to get unstuck, grow and shift things around.

Social Media in the Classroom [INFOGRAPHIC]

LearnDash

It shouldn’t come as a surprise that social media has changed more than just how we pass the time, it has now infused itself into formal learning channels. Seeing as social media is now mainstream, to what extent do we combine it with instructional design methodology?

Blog Book Tour: Social Media for Trainers

Big Dog, Little Dog

Welcome to the seventh stop of the Blog Book Tour for Jane Bozarth's new book, Social Media for Trainers. However, perhaps you are still somewhat leery of using social media for learning, thus I'm listing a few points for you to consider. Intelligent Social Learning.

App Fusion: Learning Face-off with Facebook by Terrence Wing

Learning Solutions Magazine

The enormous and growing numbers of Facebook users create an opportunity for e-Learning. Facebook Developer API allows you to change Facebook's functionality from a Content Management. Here's how to bend Facebook to your will! Blended Development Strategies Instructional Design Learning 2.0 Learning Systems (LMS/LCMS) Social MediaSystem (CMS) to a Learning Management System (LMS).

Practicing Social Media Skills for Learning

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

Kevin's take on eLearning skills has sparked a little debate and started a healthy conversation around several topics including social media. Here is Kevin's take on SoMe as a top skill for 2011: Social Media – As we all know social media is no longer a trend and is becoming the main stream of communicating. But it is not the responsibility of the Instructional Designer, the Training Manager, or the CLO to implement enterprise wide SoMe solutions.

The Ultimate Facebook Guide for eLearning Professionals: 16 Golden Tips to Follow

Trivantis

Facebook may be perceived as a distraction for online learning audiences. However, there are ways that instructional designers can actually use it to their advantage to create immersive and engaging eLearning experiences. The Ultimate Facebook Guide for eLearning Professionals.

Facebook or Kanye West: Which Pop Icon Has a Future in Enterprise.

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Facebook or Kanye West: Which Pop Icon Has a Future in Enterprise Learning? Another subject I’ve never heard anyone say they hate is Facebook.

Facebook or Kanye West: Which Pop Icon Has a Future in Enterprise.

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Facebook or Kanye West: Which Pop Icon Has a Future in Enterprise Learning? Another subject I’ve never heard anyone say they hate is Facebook.

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. A lot of the Social Media Mavens , however, are really ranting, not about the technology, but about the human dynamics related to social networking.

"Social Media for Trainers" Blog Book Tour Starts Thursday!

bozarthzone

The Social Media for Trainers blog book tour begins this Thursday, September 2, with a kickoff post from the Centre for Learning and Performance Technologies' Jane Hart. The publisher asked specifically for activities and ideas to help trainers and instructional designers develop an understanding of social media tools at "eye level": What are they, how are they best used, and how can we use them to extend and enhance current practice?

Adapting ADDIE into a Quicker and Sustainable Process

Trivantis

In recent and ongoing arguments in the eLearning industry, the question “Are models like ADDIE still up to the challenges of modern day development?” ADDIE is an instructional design model that stands for Analysis, Design, Development, Implementation, and Evaluation.).

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Gamification Basics

Web Courseworks

Gamification Strategies for Instructional Designers and Trainers skills seminar I led at the recent ASTD Chicagoland Chapter meeting at the DePaul University School for New Learning on September 18 th. Gamification is revolutionizing the field of learning and development.

Best Practices in the Next Generation of eLearning

Integrated Learnings

You can read more about this approach in this article about Social Learning. This also might encompass some ongoing tools such as social games or other collaboration tools that take the focus of the learning solely from the course itself and shifts it to more of a collaboration approach among students and even current experienced employees who can share their knowledge with new hires. You might also be interested in our page on Facebook or Twitter feed. By Dean Hawkinson.

Becoming a Learning Architect

Integrated Learnings

In this book, Shepherd makes the point that we, as instructional designers, need to shift our focus from simple course creation to that of an architect who designs an entire learning environment, similar to the way an architect designs environments for living and working. I began to reflect on the 11+ years that I have been an instructional designer and how the role has changed dramatically over that period of time. By Dean Hawkinson.

Gamification Basics

Web Courseworks

Gamification Strategies for Instructional Designers and Trainers skills seminar I led at the recent ASTD Chicagoland Chapter meeting at the DePaul University School for New Learning on September 18 th. Gamification is revolutionizing the field of learning and development.

Technology Advancement and Learning – Help or Hindrance?

Integrated Learnings

Good ole’ Instructional Design principles and Adult Learning theories have not changed. It is crucial to set your instructional goals first - determine what it is that you are trying to accomplish through your learning initiative. Trying to select a technology because it is “cool” or the “latest thing” before understanding your instructional goals and how that technology will support it will ultimately fail/. There are a lot of great suggestions for Social Media use.

How Social Learning is Powering Up Today’s Workplaces

Learnnovators

” – Albert Bandura (Originator of Social Learning Theory). “ We’re still seeing an avoidance of social learning, the continual use of courses as the only solution, and consequently organizations that can’t adapt fast enough.” – Clark Quinn. But only 10% walk the social talk!

eLearning in a Geodesic World

Integrated Learnings

The internet and tools like social media have created this world where we are all inter-connected. We are now designing for communities rather than individual learners. You might also be interested in our page on Facebook or Twitter feed. By Dean Hawkinson.

#BIN2012: 5 Reasons Your eLearning Content Needs Better Visuals

Bottom-Line Performance

Instructional designers are often first and foremost writers. Not when we are surrounded with ever louder, more vibrant media. If you are a Facebook user, a quick glance down your news feed is all you need to see what the type of content we share is changing.

#BIN2012: 5 Reasons Your eLearning Content Needs Better Visuals

Bottom-Line Performance

Instructional designers are often first and foremost writers. Not when we are surrounded with ever louder, more vibrant media. If you are a Facebook user, a quick glance down your news feed is all you need to see what the type of content we share is changing.