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!

You Decide! Interactivity in New Media

Web Courseworks

Part of my presentation pertained to branching scenarios, online simulations in which learners decide how to proceed in problem solving. You can see the ad on YouTube here , but this doesn’t replicate the fluid experience of the fully embedded ad on Facebook very well.

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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 ?

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

Dashe & Thomson

Essentially the Web is not just evolving gradually as it absorbs the impact of smartphones and social media; it’s changing so radically that it might be better to look at what’s happening as the birth of an entirely new concept of internet interactivity and learning.

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7 ways to support learner-teacher interaction

Learning with e's

At the recent ALT-C Conference in Nottingham (which I couldn''t attend) a very good question was asked by Renee Filius on Twitter: How can we enable true two-way interaction between lecturers and students that is not too time consuming?

What Are Interactive Videos and How Can You Use Them in E-Learning

Capytech

What Are Interactive Videos and How Can You Use Them in E-Learning. What about interactive videos, though? Interactive videos are much less commonplace, but they can be extremely powerful when used in the right situations. What Are Interactive Videos?

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

Your Training Edge

The main purpose of microblogging in MOOCs is to provide opportunities for synchronous interaction, such as a once-a-week live conversation. To facilitate learner interaction, assign a hashtag (e.g., Facebook, aka social networking.

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.

e-Learning Acupuncture: Engaging Interactions!

E-Learning Acupuncture

Friday, September 07, 2007 Engaging Interactions! Schone, the author of the eLearningWeekly.com blog, has finally released his free eBook called Engaging Interactions For eLearning ( downloadable here ). BJ has assembled 25 student-to-content interactions suitable for the eLearning context that can improve the learning experience by engaging learners to the content instead of simply having them read mountains and mountains of material. Engaging Interactions!

Learning the ‘Dinosaur’ way!

Origin Learning

Options are many – cloud-based tools, such as Rapt Media, The Mad Video and Vidzor that help to create videos that are more interactive, personalized and engaging. Free tools like YouTube has a viewership base that is mind-boggling, triggering competition with even Facebook.

Jaime Casap – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

We have to make sure that we are meeting their need for speed and instant gratification… that we are making sure that they have interactive multimedia learning experiences, the way they have it on World of Warcraft or Minecraft or League of Legends (the games that they play). Or, a kid can be in his dorm room, think up a better way to create a social network of people as opposed to looking people up in a static library and you can create Facebook. What problem spins in their head?

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What It Takes to Have a Healthy Learning Environment in Your Organization

Origin Learning

Facebook 5 Twitter 3 Google+ 2 LinkedIn 10 Pinterest 1 Jan 11th and 13th saw me sunning it up (figuratively speaking) in the stimulating setting of The Hindu Lit for Life festival in Chennai.

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.

E-Learning Analytics: The ROI for Online Courses

Raptivity

You spent hours building the interactivities--did any learners try to skip over it? How many were learners who worked their way through the interactivities? As you can imagine, they can identify problem areas and increase efficiency for the training staff.

Back stage front stage

Learning with e's

I was discussing one of my favourite theories with the group - Erving Goffman's Drama model of social interaction. I asked the group how many of them had a Facebook account. The rules of social interaction, I suggested, are changing.

eLearning Cyclops: A Priest, A Rabbi and an Instructional Designer.

eLearning Cyclops

Of course stakeholders come to training departments all the time demanding training and we need to look at the problem first as Jay Cross was quick to point out. Reduce the amount of interactivity and/or media use. Provide a course that has EVEN less interactive elements, media use, fewer graphics with revisions and more instructionally sound content to be added at later time. Share to Twitter Share to Facebook. eLearning Cyclops.

Standard deviation

Learning with e's

An email pops up on your desktop screen asking for your 'urgent' attention, Facebook messenger pings on your smartphone telling you someone has responded to your earlier status update. How can organisations address these issues and problems?

Social Silliness

Clark Quinn

Let’s go through them: A Facebook Group Or A Forum, or both. But Facebook is not ! Expecting everyone to have to be open to being on Facebook isn’t a good expectation. Interactions between the L&D Team and Employees. Not just any interactions.

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Bringing the Future Forward

CLO Magazine

Working with Stanford professor Jeremy Bailenson in the Virtual Human Interaction Lab at Stanford, they wanted to see how VR could be used to improve the play of the university’s football team. Virtual reality for learning is no longer an abstract concept — it’s here.

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.

How to Boost Learner Engagement and Drive L&D Success

Docebo

If your learners aren’t interacting with your content, you won’t be able to meet your learning targets for the organization. The problem is, we live in an age where attention is at a premium and learners have access to more information than they can consume.

Essential Social Learning Features Supported By Modern Learning Management Systems At The Workplace

G-Cube

It was assumed that trainers would access social spaces at regular intervals and interact with the learners, keeping e-courses updated all the time. Gamification enables the learners to undergo training as a team, leading to better employee engagement and social interaction. ?

The Dream of Personalization – Far fetch but Possible

Vignettes Learning

Our belief : At Vignettes Learning we use stories in eLearning; however, we make them interactive. Part of the problem is technical, a lack of integration. But much data is warehoused by private companies like Facebook, Apple, and Fitbit, maker of a popular pedometer.

Using Chatbots in eLearning

Origin Learning

Techopedia defines a chatbot as – ‘ An artificial intelligence (AI) program that simulates interactive human conversation by using key pre-calculated user phrases and auditory or text-based signals.’.

How Associations Can Compete with Universities

Association eLearning

Colleges and universities are not teaching specialties any longer and thus creating a skills gap problem in the workforce. Share this on Facebook. Associations have a tremendous opportunity to serve an unmet need in education and training.

How Associations Can Compete with Higher Education

Association eLearning

Colleges and universities are not teaching specialties any longer and thus creating a skills gap problem in the workforce. Share this on Facebook. Associations have a tremendous opportunity to serve an unmet need in education and training.

How to Reduce Your Course Development Costs By 90+ Per Cent

Absorb LMS

The problem, though, is that it can be difficult to find high quality, informative learning content among a massive sea of choices. External discussion forums in the form of Facebook or LinkedIn groups, Reddit discussions, etc.

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Questions to Ask Client References Before Selecting Your LMS

Association eLearning

If they were able to solve problems similar to yours, most likely they will have no trouble helping you as well. The chances of never having a problem are most likely zero. How are problems handled? Share this on Facebook. Selecting an LMS can be a very involved process.

Tips for Adding Visuals to Your Social Media

TechSmith Camtasia

One of the most popular ways to use video, however, is on social media — especially Facebook. What logistical items should you keep in mind when posting a video on your company’s Facebook page? Background: Why use video on Facebook? For example, Facebook knows your U.S.

Social Learning Online: It’s Possible

Association eLearning

They claim the lack of social interaction, both with the instructor and other learners, limits the effectiveness of the training. Training managers can now spark discussions and let learners discuss topics and concepts to solve problems collaboratively.

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Important Factors of E learning in Skill Development

Your Training Edge

Writing skills are the basic need of every student or every person but the problem is that everyone has not writing skills. To interact with people you must have a good emotional intelligence. To deal with problems you should have high toleration level. Facebook | Twitter.

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

Origin Learning

Device agnostic approach to design is helping solve this problem. In 2014, Facebook appointed market research company GfK to understand people’s behavior as they move across multiple devices, including smartphones, tablets and laptops or PCs , throughout the day.

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4 Ways to Apply the Situated Learning Theory

Origin Learning

Situated learning environments place students in learning situations where they are actively immersed in an activity while using problem-solving (critical thinking) skills. Social interactions play a significant role in the learning process. What is the Situated Learning Theory?

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How to Reduce Your Course Development Costs By 90+ Per Cent

Absorb LMS

The problem, though, is that it can be difficult to find high quality, informative learning content among a massive sea of choices. External discussion forums in the form of Facebook or LinkedIn groups, Reddit discussions, etc.

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Forget the Money Demanding Institutes and Learn the Benefits of E-Learning

Your Training Edge

Nowadays many e-learning institutes are accessible with dynamic learning conditions including peer to peer communication with students through tutor interaction. You can reach him on Twitter or Facebook. Nowadays education has become a money-making business.