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Connected pedagogy: Social networks

Learning with e's

Photo by Steve Wheeler In a previous post I outlined some of the metrics around the use of digital media, technologies and social networks. I wrote that: "The age of social technologies has radically transformed the way we live our lives, and that includes how we learn and teach.

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! Research in Learning Technology 20 : 17490.

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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. That is a strident example of the reach and power of social learning.

8 Tips To Minimize Distractions In Social Learning Environments

eFront

Social learning promotes collaboration and peer-based eLearning feedback. But what happens when eLearning blogs, forums, and social networks start to steal your online learners’ attention? Minimize Distractions In The Social Learning Environment.

Recommended Reading Summary: A Chapter of “Emerging Technologies for the Classroom”

Adobe Captivate

Chapter 9: “ Like, Comment, Share: Collaboration and Civic Engagement Within Social Network Sites ,” by Greenhow and Lee, in Emerging Technologies for the Classroom: A Learning Sciences Perspective. Social media and social networking sites allow individuals and groups to collaborate and learn together. Social media on the other hand supports research while also encouraging a learning process that is rich with peer to peer interaction.

eLearning in a Geodesic World

Integrated Learnings

I recently had the privilege to attend a two-day workshop conducted by Dave Meier , the author of “ The Accelerated Learning Handbook.” Mr. Meier challenged us to always focus our material on how the learner can build his or her own learning. Integrated Learning Services, Inc.

Ingrain Immersive Learning…Get the drift?

Origin Learning

“Ambitious, Driven, Business focused, emerging…Professional and…Member | Available from Jan 2016” – these are compelling ‘characteristics’ of an individual, who knows the market forces and the power of the social media platform, to get to the goal envisioned and shared on a public social sphere.

Noughties. but nice

Learning with e's

The first decade of the 21st Century was highly significant for personal learning. If we time jumped from then to 2009, the way we now communicate, learn, search for information, share content and consume entertainment would be unrecognisable.

4 Ways to Apply the Situated Learning Theory

Origin Learning

What is the Situated Learning Theory? Situated learning, simply put, is learning that takes place in the same context in which it is applied. These opportunities should involve a social community which replicates real world situations. Scenario Based Learning.

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Online Academy Helps to Keep Lectures Where They Belong: Out of.

Dashe & Thomson

This YouTube-based learning environment was founded in 2004 by former Boston hedge-fund manager Salman Khan, and today contains more than 2,200 lectures on more than 100 topics (mostly math related). And what used to be homework [solving problems] is now done in the classroom.”

Make Learning An Experience. Blend It! | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Make Learning An Experience. We make the learning experience as real to them as possible. Discover the real problems and questions before you jump to the solution.

?ot just cat videos: 5 Social Learning Myths

TalentLMS

Fortunately, with the rate and breadth that misinformation spreads in the modern corporate learning industry, there are still hundreds of myths to bust. So let’s crack 5 insistent social learning myths, shall we? Social learning is a new thing.

Embracing Innovation in Learning | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Early indications of this same paradigm shift can be seen in the learning and education arenas. The problem in executing this shift is not in setting up these new learning environments and communities, but rather in embracing the change.

Questions to Ask Client References Before Selecting Your LMS

Association eLearning

Once you have narrowed the list of vendors that seem to fit your needs, watched demos to see the Learning Management System functionality, and narrowed the field, then comes the reference checking. Do their assessments look like the same assessment environment you are trying to deliver?

Everything’s Coming Up Networks (except learning)

Jay Cross

Sloan Management Review has a great interview with Andy McAfee on What Sells CEOs on Social Networking. ” They understand the power of weak ties in enterprise social networks. David describes leadership as an emergent property of an organizational network.

Enterprise mLearning Predictions for 2011

mLearning Trends

It is time once again to ponder the research, extrapolate on recent experience, and attempt to read the tea leaves so we can predict the future of enterprise mobile learning in 2011. After such an exciting and rewarding 2010, my predictions for the coming year seem broader and more varied given the fast changing dynamics of the marketplace and accelerated adoption of mobile learning by organizations of all sizes. Private Social Networks Win Over Public.

Aha Moments in 2007

Tony Karrer

December Big Question - What did you learn about learning? Getting Value from LinkedIn , Thomas Davenport and Blogging - He is Wrong! We are going to be going through Disruptive Changes in Learning. Making Learning with an LMS Fun? The Big Question is back.

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Brain Rules for Learning: Who Knew? We All Did. | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Brain Rules for Learning: Who Knew? All 12 rules have potentially profound implications for the future of learning.

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Learning first, technology second

Learning with e's

Learning should always come before technology. Ideas range from games based learning , to the use of social media and networking, to simpler approaches such as the use of digital cameras in art or data logging in science. But that is the problem.

Social Media And Learning

The eLearning Coach

In this article, I’m featuring a wonderful interview with successful social media expert, Jane Hart. She provides compelling reasons to implement a social and collaborative environment as part of workplace learning. Post from: The eLearning Coach Social Media And Learning.

On the MOOC Horizon: Tin Can API

Your Training Edge

These digital learning environments and the technology-enabled learning tools that power them are making training more engaging, more relevant, and as a result, more effective. Tin Can is an API specifically for learning activities.

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25 eLearning tools you need to have

LearnUpon

Aside from learning management systems, there are now all kinds of nifty online apps that can help you to organize your work, research trends, create course content, network with peers, and communicate with learners. And finally, Quora can be used for networking. Tool: LinkedIn.

Top Learning, Technology & Media Links: Weekly Digest – 5

Upside Learning

In continuation to our weekly roundup of the best links shared on Twitter and Facebook, here is a collection of our top 15 links from the last week, each accompanied by a quick brief. How To Revamp Your Learning Model. eFront: Free Storyboard Templates For e-Learning.

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Underground Mentality

Walkgrove

Recently I was on the London Underground and found myself with the familiar problem. So how is it that I could possibly defend mobile learning? I’m still an e-learning advocate, especially for the type of bespoke courses we create at Walkgrove.

SharePoint – Social Learning Savior?

eLearning 24-7

In today’s corporate world, you can not toss a rock in any direction without someone mentioning SharePoint as the glorious solution for social learning and in many cases a LMS. The social learning savior or a hero waiting to save the learner in distress? If not, and you are planning on implementing SharePoint for your social learning success, here are a few reminders, before you dive right in. Can they access your social learning platform at home?

Is Social Media Learning Hype or a Valuable Tool?

JCA Solutions

What to Consider When Thinking About Social Media Learning. Raise your hand if you have had to deal with social media issues in the workplace! What if you could turn your social media problem into something positive? Why not turn it into social media LEARNING !

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

Learning with e's

Below are four reasons why the Social Web and associated media are changing higher education. Firstly.the Social Web connects people together At Plymouth University, we very quickly began to explore the ways Social Web tools could support our students.

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5 Free Learning Management Tools to Administer Your Online Training

CommLab India

However, the number of e-learning courses to be administered grew by 15%. Today, we will look at 5 widely used, free e-learning course administration platforms. Moodle is the acronym for Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment. Latitude Learning.

APIs and Mashups r ur new ABCs for E-Learning

eLearning 24-7

Unfortunately, too many vendors in the e-learning space have failed to see the power and potential of this capability, and have decided to ignore them. Twitter has APIs, so does Facebook, even Linkedin. Facebook. SCORM Player communicating with your vendor’s solution, for example, if you were creating your own LMS and Rapid Intake’s rapid e-learning authoring tool, it includes a SCORM Player API. Hmm, mobile learning pushed to the next level?

Impact of informal learning: output learning #LCBQ

Challenge to Learn

The question of the month #LCBQ is: How do you assess whether your informal learning, social learning, continuous learning and performance support initiatives have the desired impact or if they achieve the desired results? The what: Output learning.

How Does the Blend of Social Learning and Microlearning Boost the Overall Learning Uptake?

G-Cube

In such instances, there is a huge scope to deliver effective e-learning solutions by blending social learning and microlearning strategies. Organizations prefer combining social learning with microlearning to boost the overall learning uptake.

Two Good: Why Social Learning And Microlearning Make A Great Combination

Adobe Captivate

In this article, I will provide insights on why it makes sense to use social learning and microlearning in conjunction. I will also outline how you can use them practically to double the impact on the learning in your organization. What Is Social Learning?

The Golden Triangle of Tech Applies to eLearning Solutions too!

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

The author could not remember who said it but I thought it was pretty cool too: "The three current big megatrends in the web/tech sector are mobile, social, and real-time." Mobile, Social, and Real-time. The second side of the triangle, and only slightly less cool, is SOCIAL. Many "learning gurus" have stated that all learning is social and many others have argued against that statement. The reality is that our nature is to be social.

How MOOCs Are Improving Traditional ILT

Your Training Edge

Despite spending billions of dollars on training programs, many companies have not been realizing significant ROIs, mainly because within a year employees forget 90 percent of what they learn. MOOCs and a plethora of new technology-enabled learning tools have improved training content in all environments. Better Learning Formats. Social and Mobile Learning. Credentials and Informal Learning. solving real-world problems).

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‘Intrapreneurs’ Improving Internal Innovation

CLO Magazine

The problem is that traditional internal programs don’t focus on the risk-taking and rapid product prototyping that characterizes successful entrepreneurs. You can’t start a company if you don’t have a problem to solve, he said. Intrapreneurs need opportunity and resources to learn.