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!

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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The survival of higher education (2): Changing times

Learning with e's

The problem with this is that students may not always be as accurate or fastidious in their content generation as they could be, and may need guidance on the pathway they choose to take. 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.

What are you reading for eLearning insight?

Integrated Learnings

For instance, when I was in the Instructional and Performance Technology master’s program at Boise State University, the books required for my classes included The Performance Consultant’s Fieldbook by Judith Hale (included a CD with several consulting templates), Systems Thinking Basics by Virginia Anderson and Lauren Johnson (an easy-to-read workbook), and Analyzing Performance Problems by Robert Mager and Peter Pipe. You might also be interested in our page on Facebook or Twitter feed.

2016 Top Tools for Learning

Performance Learning Productivity

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.

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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.

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.

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. Create games or scenarios that stoke participation through problem solving and accomplishment.

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.

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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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. Micah: This is a hot topic too that people ask about, should I use Buddy press form or should I use Facebook.

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.

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. Sometimes the problem is not so obviously attributed to emotion.

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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.

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.

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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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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. My last post was about integrating technologies into education.

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. International Journal of Instructional Technology & Distance Learning: Vol.

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.

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.

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 biggest problem they identified was a lack of time, and most agreed that the wiki activities actually made more work for them.

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Cross-Generational Mentorship: Why Age Should Be No Object

Everwise

The only problem? If you’re an employee from a younger generation: The classic reverse mentorship narrative usually has you teaching your older and more experienced colleague or manager about Twitter and Facebook, but you can look beyond that cliche to unearth real opportunities.

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10Q: Shelly Sanchez Terrell

Learning with e's

Her prolific presence in the educator community through social media has been recognized by several notable entities, such as The New York Times , UNESCO Bangkok, Edweek, Converge Magazine, the United Federation of Teachers, the 140 Conference, Mashable, English Central, Tefl.net, and T/H/E JOURNAL.

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. .

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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!

Helping Women Get Their Groove Back by Building Communities and Strong Support Networks from Rural Areas with Rebecca Undem

LifterLMS

Regularly connecting with people who understand your stresses and can contribute to helping you work out problems in your business can be vital when the tolls of entrepreneurship weigh the heaviest. I’ve gone on Facebook Live at 9 a.m. Rebecca Undem: I did some journaling.

e-Learning Acupuncture: Putting the microscope on Flickr

E-Learning Acupuncture

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

E-Learning Acupuncture

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

E-Learning Acupuncture

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The future is not here yet

Learning with e's

Brian Lamb, who is a Canadian academic and a friend of mine, recently said: “With this economic crisis that we are in now and the global problems that we are experiencing it seems perverse and wrong to hoard the knowledge and only give it to people who can pay for it”.

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

E-Learning Acupuncture

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