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!

Effects of social media on your education and career growth

Your Training Edge

Today it is hard to imagine your life without being connected to the social media world. While connecting to the world of learning, the impact of social media on education can’t be ignored. The world seems to be smaller because of the use of technology such as social media. For a better understanding of technologies in people’s engagement through social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat and many more), you need to expend your views on this track.

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Change Management Strategy: Use Social Media

Infopro Learning

For this blog, I will focus on the use of social media as a strategy to facilitate and manage change for business transformation—to stay competitive and survive in increasingly harder business climates. Use of Social Media. The points listed below facilitate better and faster Change Management strategies through social media: Involve and Engage Employees. Social media facilitates free flow of information in multiple directions.

My professional use of social media and communication tools

Challenge to Learn

I noticed that I use more and more social media tools and different tools to communicate. ELearninglearning is the one I use most intense, but there are more like ‘ Working smarter Daily ‘ Social media. I have a private Facebook account too, but I hardly use it. We now use Facebook more for announcements and things like that. Following others in twitter becomes more and more a problem if you follow too many.

Smarter Uses for Social Media

Association eLearning

One of those social media users is bound to be in your industry so it’s time to get smarter about how we use social media to connect to followers, members, prospects, thought leaders, and board members. Here are some examples she gave for turning traditional approaches to social media strategy on its head. Here are 4 smarter uses for social media to engage members: 1) Event Marketing. This is where social media (abbreviated SM) comes in super handy!

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

Your Training Edge

So you are ready to design your own massive open online course (MOOC) and you want to incorporate social media. One difference that affects the use of social media is the potential audience and the type of content. Different social media tools are available depending on whether or not the training will be made public. Another difference is the number of social media tools used in a given course. Facebook, aka social networking. Other social media tools.

Business Social Media Benefits

Clark Quinn

If you block social media at work, they’ll take the ‘social media cigarette break’ and step outside with their phones (you can’t stop the signal), because they need their network to answer questions, share ideas, and more. First, there are corporate equivalents: for every Facebook and Twitter there’s a behind-the-firewall and/or industrial strength and secure solution. You need your employees to continually innovate, problem-solve, and more.

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. Learners are engaged with the media that surrounds them, and it wouldn’t hurt instructional designers to take a few tips on how to create engaging content. Luckily for instructional designers, the field seems to be in step with the implementation of branching scenarios in other sorts of media.

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How to Use Social Media for E-Learning

ICDTranslation

Social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, LinkedIn, YouTube, etc. Social media is a good space for conducting and promoting e-learning. Here are three ideas how you can use social media to reach your e-learning goals. Social Media as an E-Learning Platform. Since social media unites groups of people that have similar interests it is very useful for sharing e-learning ideas as well. Social Media as a Promotion Tool.

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 ?

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. The term “21st-century skills&# is generally used to refer to certain core competencies such as collaboration, digital literacy, critical thinking, and problem-solving. 10 Ways Social Media Will Change In 2011. Facebook Brings Facial Recognition To Photo Tagging.

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

Your Training Edge

So you are ready to design your own massive open online course (MOOC) and you want to incorporate social media. One difference that affects the use of social media is the potential audience and the type of content. Different social media tools are available depending on whether or not the training will be made public. Another difference is the number of social media tools used in a given course. Facebook, aka social networking. Other social media tools.

How to MOOC: Social Media in the Corporate Classroom, Part 1

Your Training Edge

In this article and the next, we will put it all together by looking at why businesses should use social media in their training and development programs and various practical ways to implement peer learning through social media in corporate MOOCs. Many organizations are wary of social media, mainly because of a lack of control and the fear that social networking on the job will quickly devolve into “social notworking.” Social media training.

How to MOOC: Social Media in the Corporate Classroom, Part 1

Your Training Edge

In this article and the next, we will put it all together by looking at why businesses should use social media in their training and development programs and various practical ways to implement peer learning through social media in corporate MOOCs. Many organizations are wary of social media, mainly because of a lack of control and the fear that social networking on the job will quickly devolve into “social notworking.” Social media training.

Social media: Prevention is better than cure

E-Learning Provocateur

My previous article, Social media: It’s not about the technology! focused on the internal use of social media by employees to import and share knowledge inside the organisation. This article shifts its focus to the external use of social media by employees to export knowledge outside of the organisation. I think it’s fair to say that some companies still have a phobia about social media. Fix their problems.

How to MOOC: Social Media in the Corporate Classroom, Part 1

Your Training Edge

In this article and the next, we will put it all together by looking at why businesses should use social media in their training and development programs and various practical ways to implement peer learning through social media in corporate MOOCs. Many organizations are wary of social media, mainly because of a lack of control and the fear that social networking on the job will quickly devolve into “social notworking.” Social media training.

Social Learning does NOT mean Social Media

Matrix

In a workplace setting, most learning occurs through job-related experiences and human interaction, besides the classic courses: 70% of learning happens through job-related experiences, like taking on new responsibilities, taking part in projects or working groups or using feedback to try a new approach to an old problem (experiential learning). When a team member encounters a problem, all the others can give a helping hand. Social media also means people.

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. Within that shrinking slice of online time, Facebook is increasingly the portal for everything. Search engines, once the gatekeepers to the Web, are giving way to Facebook.

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Freinet and social media

Learning with 'e's

When I wrote Blogging with Freire , I was speculating on what that great Brazilian educator and theorist might have made of educational blogging - a concept he never knew, because he died before the Internet and social media came in to common use. If he had seen them, what might Freinet have made of digital technology, and what would he have said about social media in education?

Social Media May Distract Employees, but Should We Care?

CLO Magazine

There is another half to the workplace-social-media equation—employers, who have the task of regulating their employees’ use of social media, which happens more and more in the workplace. Yesterday, Cleveland reporter Olivia Perkins discussed a recent survey, which found that nearly 90 percent of employees access personal social media accounts at work , to varying degrees of distraction. The on-the-job social media habits of most employees fell somewhere in between.

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

Your Training Edge

So you are ready to design your own massive open online course (MOOC) and you want to incorporate social media. One difference that affects the use of social media is the potential audience and the type of content. Different social media tools are available depending on whether or not the training will be made public. Another difference is the number of social media tools used in a given course. Facebook, aka social networking. Other social media tools.

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 ! Widespread Social Media Use. Facebook. Social media applications are all around us. population has a social media profile of some type. BILLION social media users.

We’re Hiring! Social Media and Digital Marketing Analyst

LearnUpon

Drive consistent, relevant traffic and leads from our key social channels including Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube. Drive a social media influencer strategy. 3+ years Social media and email marketing experience. Deep digital marketing, social media, analytics and tracking capability. You will be bright, hard-working and have the initiative to solve problems by yourself while.

Social Media: The Virtual “Over-The-Partition” Learning Network.

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Social Media: The Virtual “Over-The-Partition” Learning Network by Jolene on April 28, 2011 in Informal Learning , Instructional Design , Training Development , Video , social learning According to the 1996 report from the U.S. They might even jot down a few notes that you can reference the next time you troubleshoot that widget problem. Social Media.

Top Learning, Technology & Media Links: Weekly Digest – 6

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. A Free Learning Tool for Every Learning Problem? Lists 190 odd free learning tools that would enable you to solve a learning problem, need or issue. How Technology is Changing the Media.

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(Webinar) Getting Started With Social: Why Learning and Development Struggles With Social Media, and How to Fix It

Bottom-Line Performance

Bottom-Line Performance is excited to present “Getting Started With Social,” a webinar geared towards Learning and Development folks just getting started with social media themselves, or trying to get a team of newbies to embrace social media for learning development. Why are learning and development folks slow to embrace social media into their learning and training? And then again, there are plenty of organizations out there who ARE embracing social media.

(Webinar) Getting Started With Social: Why Learning and Development Struggles With Social Media, and How to Fix It

Bottom-Line Performance

Bottom-Line Performance is excited to present “Getting Started With Social,” a webinar geared towards Learning and Development folks just getting started with social media themselves, or trying to get a team of newbies to embrace social media for learning development. Why are learning and development folks slow to embrace social media into their learning and training? And then again, there are plenty of organizations out there who ARE embracing social media.

Social Learning does NOT mean Social Media

Matrix

In a workplace setting, most learning occurs through job-related experiences and human interaction, besides the classic courses: 70% of learning happens through job-related experiences, like taking on new responsibilities, taking part in projects or working groups or using feedback to try a new approach to an old problem (experiential learning). When a team member encounters a problem, all the others can give a helping hand. Social media also means people.

A Step-by-Step Guide on How to Take Your Social Media Strategy to the Next Level

mysimpleshow

Can you name a brand, product, or service that has zero presence on social media? Most brands you know have already built some kind of presence on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, and other social sites. To get their attention, you have to take your social media marketing approach to the next level. How many blog posts and social media posts will you share? Facebook , Instagram, and Twitter give you dashboards.

Social Media And Learning

The eLearning Coach

In this article, I’m featuring a wonderful interview with successful social media expert, Jane Hart. You can read more from Jane at her blog, Social Media in Learning. eLearning Coach: From a cognitive perspective, how does learning through social media differ from structured and self-paced eLearning? eLearning Coach: Do you think the knowledge and skills acquired through social media and technologies should be measured? Share this on Facebook Share this on del.icio.us

Navigating the Digital Ecosystem, Preselling, and the Problems with the Culture of Free with Robin Harris

LifterLMS

Navigating the digital ecosystem, preselling, and the problems with the culture of free with Robin Harris in this episode of the LMScast podcast with Chris Badgett of LifterLMS. It includes a shopping cart, a CRM, social media outreach, and more. Sites like Facebook sell space to advertisers, and that is how they make money off of you as the product. We talk a lot on this show and I go on and on about it, the five hats problems. Facebook is financed by ads.

How to Run an Employee Social Media Ambassador Program

Everwise

The same study found that 50% of employees already post messages, pictures or videos about their work life on social media and more than one-third speak positively about their jobs on social media. Work and social media are inextricably linked for most employees in today’s day and age. But which businesses have had success at activating their employees on social media at scale–and produced results?

Video Marketing on Social Media: 5 Ways To Maximize Your Efficiency

TechSmith Camtasia

However between Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, iTunes and all the other growing social networking platforms, this can be a daunting task. If it’s on Facebook, do Facebook things. Facebook viewers tend to watch videos more passively; so edited videos need to be shorter (20 seconds to a minute long). There is not always a one-size-fits all video and Facebook is a great way to reach many because there are so many more choices. Start with Facebook Live.

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. A lot of the Social Media Mavens , however, are really ranting, not about the technology, but about the human dynamics related to social networking. The real discovery came when they posed problems for various employees to solve. They found that the employees near the edge of a cluster were more effective at problem-solving than those in the middle of a cluster.

5.1 Reasons How and Why to Build Learning with Social Media

Wonderful Brain

Using social media (SM) to prepare material for instructional design, courseware and webinars and such is the flip side of the same coin that encourages social media as intake media. This could be in the cloud, on a server or a Facebook page. Point…since social media is an online ecology shouldn’t its construction be too? Therefore: Leadership/management plays a mentoring role – rather than command and control – social media is totally holistic.