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. Facebook is STILL the most convenient way to get connected to friends, get updated on existing friends, find new people, build relationships and express identities – so the big Facebook advantage is that your audience is most definitely there. We have written about Facebook apps for elearning before in this post!

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.

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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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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

tools include popular applications such as blogs, wikis and podcasting; social networking sites such as Facebook; photo and video sharing services such as Flickr and YouTube; social tagging, aggregation and curation of content; the use of Twitter to connect with, and create massive personal learning networks ; and concepts such as the folksonomy , Darwikianism and the wisdom of crowds (Kamel Boulos, Maramba and Wheeler, 2006). Journal of the Canadian Health Libraries Association 27, 65-67.

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.

10 Guidelines to Help Your Learners Find Credible Online Sources

LearnDash

Or in 2005, before Facebook became open to the public? Prominent publications, such as news websites and journals, can also be reliable, but learners should take extra steps to consider how biased an author or publication may be, and if possible, should look at the lengths they go to fact check their articles and how transparent they are in printing corrections or retractions. See if they can pick up on problems in a source, and whether they can identify the good from the bad!

7 Tech Tools & Skills Trainers Must Have

TalentLMS

Educational technology research journals are now rife with the mandatory technology skills trainers should have. In this article, we’ll share with you a list composed by leading educational technology journals. Look around you and into any education journal you may find. Ten years ago, Laura Turner in The Journal spoke about these skills. A decade later, The Journal revealed an updated list.

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

Dashe & Thomson

As you’ve no doubt come to expect from my “investigative journalism” style, I did a little digging (and I mean little), and what at least one source reports may surprise you. But the problem that this survey fails to address is that the data set is already self-selected.

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The Great Survey Completion Rate Dilemma Solved (Maybe)

Dashe & Thomson

As you’ve no doubt come to expect from my “investigative journalism” style, I did a little digging (and I mean little), and what at least one source reports may surprise you. But the problem that this survey fails to address is that the data set is already self-selected.

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The Importance of Implementing a Marcom Strategy for Continuing Education

Association eLearning

But, they can go elsewhere to obtain those credits, so based on who your members are and what they need, you have to come up with messaging that resonates with them giving them not just reasons to come to you, but solutions to their problems. Use this information to come up with a marketing message that demonstrates that you understand them and have the solution to their problems. Share this on Facebook.

DevLearn 2018 | Day 1 Keynote: Julie Snyder

Ashley Chiasson

The storytelling problem began with how to make listeners understand the significance of the details contained within dense and complicated content. Is it journalism? When the final episode dropped, they shut down the commenting on the Serial Facebook page.

Is Virtual Reality Training in Your Future?

SweetRush

Facebook® recently announced that it is purchasing Oculus VR® in a deal worth $2 billion. I was intrigued because I’ve designed similar approaches to teach problem-solving and critical-thinking skills in a corporate environment. Check out this recent Wall Street Journal video article that features Mark Bolas, one of ICT’s directors, talking about future uses of virtual reality beyond gaming and the military.

Microlearning Should Be Mobile-first

CLO Magazine

New research sheds light on the problem of poorly designed mobile experiences in the workplace as a real problem. But they have to avoid the problems associated with enterprise apps. It’s not a coincidence that Snapchat, Instagram and most recently Facebook’s most popular feature is called “stories.”. Create games or scenarios that stoke participation through problem solving and accomplishment.

Caveat Auditor: The Role Of Critical Thinking In Modern Business Training

Adobe Captivate

Employers lament the inability of new employees to think critically and solve problems creatively – placing the blame firmly on the high school or college training of the incoming employees. Critical thinking involves a well-organized thought process that is focused on solving problems, analyzing and researching relevant research, willing to challenge assumptions, open to new possibilities and approaches, aware of the limitations and scope of analysis, reflective and transparent.

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LearnDash Program with 10,000+ Users

LearnDash

It’s in many ways similar to Facebook in that users can have profiles, add status messages, leave comments on other user profiles, and participate in groups. And I don’t say that lightly because there’s been so many iterations and we built a fantastic program that helps guys get tremendous results and we have more testimonials that we don’t know what to do with right now, which is a great problem. And the way we do that is through our front end Facebook group.

Learner Engagement – Are Games the Answer?

Association eLearning

If you read industry journals like “T&D” from ASTD or Associations Now, you’ll see that engagement is hot. And wrapping a game around that won’t fix the problem. They don’t necessarily need a certificate, a Facebook badge or status update. Share this on Facebook. Everyone is talking about increasing engagement, and many are turning to gamification, social learning networks, and anything else they think will work to increase learner engagement.

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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.”. Neither did he consider that platforms like the internet relay chats (IRCs) of the 1980s-90s would be replaced by multi-billion-dollar companies like Facebook and Twitter. Another problem comes in the form of non-credible sources of information that entail huge risks of information contamination. “ When we have all data online it will be great for humanity.

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

MagicBox

It is a prerequisite to solving many problems that humankind faces.”. Neither did he consider that platforms like the internet relay chats (IRCs) of the 1980s-90s would be replaced by multi-billion-dollar companies like Facebook and Twitter. Another problem comes in the form of non-credible sources of information that entail huge risks of information contamination. “ When we have all data online it will be great for humanity.

5 Creative Ways to Market Your eLearning on a Budget

Association eLearning

Mention those members who achieved the “high score” at your next meeting, on your website or on your association’s Facebook page. Tips for Facebook – Share a special offer with those who “Like” your page on Facebook. If you have a few dollars in your marketing budget, you should also consider promoting your post using Facebook Ads. With Facebook Ads you decide who sees your posts and how much you spend. A mention in their newsletter or journal.

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The 6 critical soft skills your sales team can learn online

TalentLMS

They’re able to Google the lowest price of a service, or the ingredients of a product, watch YouTube videos to learn how to use features, and scan Facebook for reviews from past customers. The problem is that today, people prefer to make assumptions, interrupt, and rush conversations. Another great way to learn empathy is for learners to keep a daily journal, and then reflect on their interactions with customers in a team discussion forum.

Digital content can target varied objectives

Aptara

Presentation options may be more limited in social spaces because Facebook, Twitter and their ilk are owned and operated by their respective corporate entities. They trust that the business can solve their problems because it has done so before.

Be a Persuasive Storyteller in Social Media - Tip #128

Vignettes Learning

With the majority of the working population connecting with others through Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn or Google+, social media is an ideal channel for leaders to inspire, connect and share information. We all want to belong to a solution, not a problem; an exploiter of opportunities, not a bystander. International Journal of Instructional Technology & Distance Learning: Vol. Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education: Vol.

Digital reflections

Learning with 'e's

A journal article by Kirk and Pitches (2013) is a useful starting point, because they identify three specific categories of technology that have a place in contemporary learning. This can be hosted photo and video sharing sites such as Flickr and YouTube, or social networking sites such as Facebook, but are equally likely to be curation and aggregation tools such as Scoop.it My last post was about integrating technologies into education.

2016 Top Tools for Learning

Charles Jennings

I use Facebook for family and personal friends, and Twitter for my professional social network. Google Search: ‘Professor’ Google is still the person I call on whenever I need a quick answer to a question or problem. Its easy and seamless interface makes jumping between news, blogs, journals, magazines and applications such as Flickr simple and straightforward.

Your WordPress LMS Freelance Business Transformation with Matt Inglot

LifterLMS

Traditional video courses have a huge business model problem, and that is they can’t generate recurring revenue very easily. And it might not be necessarily the problem with a content. The content’s fantastic, it’s just learning and education are difficult problems.

Cross-Generational Mentorship: Why Age Should Be No Object

Everwise

The only problem? She details how her first mentor, Joanna Molloy of the New York Daily News showed her the ropes for journalism and life, and how Piazza committed to doing the same for her how early in her career, she believed mentors needed to be older and wiser, like her first mentor, Joanna Molloy of the New York Daily News. You just started work at a fast-paced, growing company.

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Top 113 eLearning Posts and 28 Hottest Topics for 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

The problem with E-learning games - Stoatly Different , February 5, 2010. New Experiments in e-Learning - Moodle Journal , September 19, 2010. Facebook (659). Here it is - the very best posts and the hottest topics for 2010. How do we come up with these - well it’s based on social signals (clicks, views, twitter, delicious and more). So, really, you’ve been voting on this all year long just based on your activity. Congrats to all for making the list!

xAPI, LRS – The Interview

eLearning 24-7

Part of the problem though is that there is a lot of information out there, some of it erroneous in nature and honestly, equally confusing. With my journalism background in hand, I contact Aaron Silvers and inquired if he would be interested in doing an interview style post. . The problem was just that there was no *one* way to do it. For example, Facebook’s News Feed is an activity stream.

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e-Learning Acupuncture: Putting the microscope on Flickr

E-Learning Acupuncture

Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Share to Google Buzz Posted by Eric at 12:34 PM Reactions: Labels: Flickr , histology , microscopy 0comments: Post a Comment Newer Post Older Post Home Subscribe to: Post Comments (Atom) Eric A.

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

E-Learning Acupuncture

Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Share to Google Buzz Posted by Eric at 10:19 AM Reactions: Labels: conference , online 0comments: Post a Comment Newer Post Older Post Home Subscribe to: Post Comments (Atom) Eric A.

e-Learning Acupuncture: Carnegie-Mellon Shares Its Stuff!

E-Learning Acupuncture

Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Share to Google Buzz Posted by Eric at 7:57 AM Reactions: Labels: animation , biology , content , simulation 0comments: Post a Comment Newer Post Older Post Home Subscribe to: Post Comments (Atom) Eric A.

e-Learning Acupuncture: Free Images Databases (sorta!)

E-Learning Acupuncture

Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Share to Google Buzz Posted by Eric at 6:47 AM Reactions: Labels: databases , image 0comments: Post a Comment Newer Post Older Post Home Subscribe to: Post Comments (Atom) Eric A.

How Membership Site Owners Can Go Beyond the Simple Contact Form to Unlock Incredible Powers with Zack Katz of GravityView

LifterLMS

You can list skills and say, “I’m good at SEO, I’m good at Facebook and social media marketing. You would need moderation, no problem. Pick that, figure out what problem you want to solve for and then go to the tools and see how you can do it with Gravity Forms and GravityView. In this LMScast episode, learn how membership site owners can go beyond the simple contact form to unlock incredible powers with Zack Katz of GravityView.

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Top 68 eLearning Posts from April - Hot Topics iPad Google Buzz

eLearning Learning Posts

Facebook has more than 400 million active users and 50% of those active users log in every day and 35 million of those users update their status daily. Facebook Press Room. Cheating in Online Courses - eLearning Acupuncture , April 28, 2010 A recent study in the Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration (Spring 2010) by George Watson and James Sottile at Marshall University in West Virginia, provides some interesting insight into cheating at the post secondary level.

The survival of higher education (3): The Social Web

Learning with 'e's

This is particularly evident on a cursory inspection of any social web space, whether it be Facebook, Snapchat or any other popular free space. The problem now for many education institutions is to try to strike a balance between maintaining the element of control, whilst enabling students to personalise their own learning environments and tailor them to their own preferences and learning styles. British Journal of Educational Technology , 39(6), 987-995.

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Top 74 eLearning Posts from September 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

Capabilities to push quiz on Twitter and Facebook. Wikis in eLearning 2.0 - Learning with e’s , September 12, 2010 The latest issue of the journal Interactive Learning Environments is a special issue entitled: Towards eLearning 2.0 Nuts and Bolts: Too Many Tools by Jane Bozarth - Learning Solutions Magazine , September 7, 2010 Cognitive overload – too much information – is one type of problem for learners. Here’s how to recognize the problem, and what to do about it.