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!

Facebook to Train Employees on Political Bias

CLO Magazine

Several former Facebook news curators this spring told Gizmodo they regularly downplayed conservative news stories on the platform’s trending news section despite the fact that such articles were trending on their own among the site’s more than 100 billion users.

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A Text-Book App for Facebook well…mostly for iPad

Kapp Notes

Kno (pronounced “Know&# ) is a company that produces an application to for digital text books for downloading onto iPads, eReaders, the web and now for Facebook. Other iPad only features include: Journal lets you create a digital notebook by clipping images and text from your textbook.

Disruption coming to the STM journal field

Aptara

Disruption coming to the STM journal field. Equipped with platforms such as interactive STM journals, scientists will be able to communicate their latest work in more effective and innovative ways.

Blogging is journalism

Clive on Learning

If they merely record what a person is doing at any point in time, that activity will first have migrated to Facebook and other social networking sites and will be moving on again to Twitter. As far as I'm concerned, this is journalism - amateur journalism typically (although most blogs have ads and the most popular blogs raise considerable amounts this way), but journalism nonetheless. It's journalism.

Podcast: The Spiritual Brain – LearningBinge Instructor Trish O’Connor

Learningtogo

Facebook: [link]. Podcasts brain creative writing God inspirtation journaling learningbinge meditation mindfulness neuroscience retreats spirit spirituality workshops writing

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LearningBinge Instructor Trish O’Connor – The Spiritual Brain

Learningtogo

Facebook: [link]. iTunes Podcasts brain creative writing God inspirtation journaling learningbinge meditation mindfulness neuroscience retreats spirit spirituality workshops writingListen to Podcast: [link].

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Can Doodling Actually Enhance Training? Apparently, Yes

Mindflash

An April 24 Wall Street Journal article pointed out that several high-tech companies like Facebook are responding to a growing body of evidence that suggests that doodling — sketching ideas out graphically, even if crudely — can simplify communication, fuel collaboration, and help generate new ideas.

Science, Six Sigma, Behavior, Karl Kapp, & Facebook

Big Dog, Little Dog

Most Science Studies Appear to Be Tainted By Sloppy Analysis -The Wall Street Journal. Facebook purports to be a place for human connectivity, but it's made us more wary of real human confrontation. When I was in college, people always warned against the dangers of "Facebook stalking" at a library computer - the person whose profile you're perusing might be right behind you. The Really Hard Science - Scientific American.

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.

5 News Sites Doing Captioning Right

3Play Media

In order to survive in modern day journalism, news outlets must keep up with the trends. The rise of social media apps like Facebook, Instagram, and SnapChat, has proven the success of video content. In fact, 85% of Facebook video is watched with the sound off.

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Jaime Casap – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

Those are still important and lots of universities still need to drive journal production and still need to have information in their libraries. But today, with an internet connection, you have access to a 100 million libraries, a 100 million books, a 100 million journals. 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.

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The survival of higher education (2): Changing times

Learning with e's

Journal of the Canadian Health Libraries Association 27, 65-67. The good, the bad and the wiki: Evaluating student generated content as a collaborative learning tool, British Journal of Educational Technology , 39(6), 987-995.

Twitter and the death of distance

Learning with e's

My own father, now 84 years old, started a Facebook account so he could keep in touch with distant relatives in such places as New Zealand and Australia. Distance Education social media relationships MOOCs Twitter FaceBook

Faceworking

Learning with e's

Should we try to use social networking services such as Facebook and Myspace as serious educational tools, or should they remain the domain of informal chat and backstage antics? The first article examines Facebook as a tool for socialising.

Cultural hegemony and disruption

Learning with e's

Blogging and open access journals are becoming the first choice of publishing for many academics and scholars. Newspapers too are struggling to survive as they cope with competition from the online journals and magazines that are gradually usurping their readership.

Going geographical

Learning with e's

I keep dozens of back copies of the National Geographic journal at home and I'm an avid viewer of the National Geographic channel. Royal Geographical Society education blogs wiki Flickr social media mobile learning iPOD FaceBook Web 2.0

Jo Cook – The Future of Learning Technology

Learningtogo

Jo has a background in teaching, technology and journalism. She’s also on Facebook and LinkedIn. Listen to Podcast: [link].

Technology Adoption by Instructors to Impart Learning: Factors and Utilizations

G-Cube

A study published by the Journal of Information Technology Education, states that there are two main factors, which are affecting the use of technology for learning by instructors – in class or beyond (jite.org/documents/Vol13/JITEv13ResearchP141-162MacCallum0455.pdf).

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Blogging is good for you

Learning with e's

The consternation you may recall was due to unfounded statements by respected psychologists Susan Greenfield and Aric Sigman about how the use of Facebook and other social web tools could cause psychological problems including ADHD and autism in young people.

One degree of connection

Learning with e's

Technology, and in particular, popular social networking sites such as Facebook, MySpace, Bebo and Orkut have made connections between people much easier, more immediate, and certainly a lot richer in terms of experience.

Podcast: Jo Cook – The Future of Learning Technology

Learningtogo

Jo has a background in teaching, technology and journalism. She’s also on Facebook and LinkedIn. In her role as Deputy Editor of TrainingJournal (TJ) magazine and website, Jo Cook focuses her time on ground-breaking discussion webinars and speaking at events.

Top 10 Learning Tools 2018

Clark Quinn

Also to read and mark up the journal or conference submissions I review. It gets autoposted to LinkedIn and Facebook (at least, notifications), so comments there or here are a way for me to learn. Every year of late, Jane Hart has polled about people’s top 10 learning tools.

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4 Incredible Ways Technology is Fostering Smarter Communication

Your Training Edge

After being available to the public for ten years, the internet has managed to cater to 1 billion users (approximately), with Facebook accounting for a whopping 2 million monthly active users as of 2017. “It’s not a faith in technology. It’s faith in people.”.

Bored to tiers

Learning with e's

A lot of the rhetoric surrounding the more popular social networking sites such as FaceBook , MySpace and Bebo seems to be related to the more negative factors such as identity theft, threats to children, breahes in privacy of personal data and copyright theft. Now FaceBook and the others have a new threat to contend with. Tags: MySpace social networking FaceBook Bebo

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When CEs Aren’t Enough: How to Engage and Empower Learners

Association eLearning

He can obtain his CEs by attending meetings, reading journals, and taking instructor-led or online classes. Share this on Facebook.

Active and Passive Learning in Organizations

The Performance Improvement Blog

External personal and professional networks and communities (including online social networks like Facebook and Twitter). Logs, diaries, and journals (recording reflections and learning as it occurs).

What are you reading for eLearning insight?

Integrated Learnings

Journals and magazines about workplace learning, performance improvement, and related fields. Journals are worthwhile reads because they’re timely, and they tend to be firsthand sources of the evidence for our evidence-based practices. Many journals are peer-reviewed, meaning that a submitted article is reviewed by others in the field who evaluate the submission for its quality, rigor, and relevance to the field. By Shelley A. Gable.

Develop Yourself in Addition to Training

Integrated Learnings

A few relevant journals include Performance Improvement Journal , Journal of Workplace Learning , and Human Resource Development Quarterly. To keep up with them, you can subscribe to their alerts or access the journals at a local university. What journals do you read? You might also be interested in our page on Facebook or Twitter feed. By Shelley A. Gable.

OpenSesame Books' CEO Book List

OpenSesame

Below is a list of CEO-recommended books that are offered on OpenSesame Books: With companies like Facebook starting book clubs and stressing the importance of continued learning, more companies are utilizing book clubs to keep employees engaged in the modern workplace. OpenSesame is very excited to be offering ebooks with OpenSesame Books. Now, businesses have access to 40,000 ebooks and elearning courses with OpenSesame.

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Social Media in Learning: Are we creating a generation of people who cannot communicate?

Bottom-Line Performance

Read this Wall Street Journal article and let me know what you think: Wall Street Journal: Why Generation Y Can’t Read Nonverbal Cues. Later this week, I’m going to share some stuff on Twitter and Facebook as well. How about it, readers? Do e-learning and social media tools cultivate a generation of workers/society members who cannot communicate effectively when face-to-face?

Should You Use Social Media in Your Course?

LearnDash

LinkedIn and Twitter are, by design, more public networks, while Facebook has more controls in place to protect user privacy. On the other hand, a social networking tool might involve asking learners to share interesting related news articles to your Facebook group, or creating a special networking group on LinkedIn for course graduates. For instance, do you need a Facebook group if you already have a forum?

The Forge: Episode 28 with Nancy Duarte

TechSmith Camtasia

Nancy is a communications expert with an impressive resume that includes having been featured in Fortune, Forbes, Fast Company, Wired, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, The Economist, LA Times , and CNN. Coming up this month on The Forge is an interview with our special guest, Nancy Duarte.

10 hot tips for moocers

E-Learning Provocateur

I made the mistake of bouncing between Twitter, Google+ and Facebook in case I missed out on anything, but all that did was waste my time. Now that I have participated in a mooc, I am naturally qualified to dispense expert advice about them.

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30 Day Brainstorm Challenge Day 13: Back to School

Learning Rebels

All the colors make me want to buy a dozen journals. Check out the variety of participants and their challenge entries on the Learning Rebels Facebook page here. . It’s day 13 of our 30 Day Brainstorm Challenge – Back to School.

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