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Social Networking – A Contrarian View

Upside Learning

We all know social networks promote learning; while the mechanisms aren’t documented or well-understood, that it works isn’t in doubt anymore. But we must ask, are the ‘social media/networking systems’ out there promoting this learning? Sure, lots of companies want to replicate ‘Facebook’ behind the firewall; safe from prying eyes, but open enough for employees to freely express themselves. Has your organization implemented a social networking platform?

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. Most of us are connected to each other through numerous social media platforms. 2002) Smartmobs: The Next Social Revolution.

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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. If we separate the human aspect of social networking from the technology, we can learn a lot more about the power of networks – not just from today’s pundits, but from many years of sociological research on the topic.

The big myth of social networking

E-Learning Provocateur

A little while ago, someone tweeted his awe of the fact that over 600 million people are connected to each other on the one platform, ie Facebook. Whether Facebook adds anything to the equation is questionable. Madonna has a Facebook page – well, I think it’s her. There’s a problem already. For the theory to hold up, I must be only 6 Facebook users away from the Material Girl, and thereby be able to engineer a personal introduction.

Social networking & the workplace

eFront

Dan Pontefract’s recent blog post on companies (not) allowing Facebook at work has prompted me to dust off the topic of how social helps companies get the business of communicating, collaborating and learning done – and hence the business of business done! What most do not realize is that “some 70% of the extra profit to be made through social technologies has nothing to do with marketing. Social is not a feature. Social is not an application.

Learning from others through Enterprise Social Networks (ESN)

Matrix

However, the major problem with corporate education programs is that they often disregard a very important and simple aspect: the natural way in which the human brain works while learning. Observational learning is a major component of Bandura’s social learning theory. Social learning through networks. Social learning occurs pretty much all the time these days. The key to social learning networks is learning through collaboration with colleagues.

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!

Conversations

Technology Enhanced Learning Blog

At the moment I’m celebrating some, online, 10 th anniversaries – in October 2008 I started blogging , I joined LinkedIn in November 2008 and I joined Twitter in January 2009. When I started blogging and tweeting, and connecting on LinkedIn, I was all about the network and conversations. Now, ten years down the road, 901 blog posts and 50,000 tweets later, I realise that my use of these systems and the networks I’ve built there, are changing.

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 ?

Social Learning Online: It’s Possible

Association eLearning

A major complaint among those who prefer Instructor led training (ILT) to eLearning is that eLearning is not social. They claim the lack of social interaction, both with the instructor and other learners, limits the effectiveness of the training. Now we can say that social learning online is possible, and is helping to bring more training and development options to organizations and associations anywhere on any device. Social Learning in an LMS.

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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.

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. Since then, social learning tools have exploded onto the market. At a minimum, most MOOCs today use discussion boards, blogs, and microblogs, and many have some kind of dedicated social network. One difference that affects the use of social media is the potential audience and the type of content. Facebook, aka social networking.

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. In the hub of social activities, a lot of things are available for increasing people’s engagement with the 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. Impacts of Social media on Students.

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. These streams can be fed by other tools like Twitter, Linkedin and Google reader and I love it. It also has a magazine like interface and the advantage is that you will get information from outside your standard network. ELearninglearning is the one I use most intense, but there are more like ‘ Working smarter Daily ‘ Social media.

7 Best tips For Informal Learning In Your Corporate

Your Training Edge

Seek for knowledge and find offhand solving problems. Difficult situations come and your employees try to beat an obstacle or deal with a problem. Use the power of Social network. Everyone lives his own life but a lot of people share some parts of it in a Social network. Connect with her on Facebook or Twitter. Featured Featured Posts Learning & Development Training blogs informal learning managers social networks tutors

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 has a different impact on the learning experience, compared to technology that is often utilized in the learning environment.

Smarter Uses for Social Media

Association eLearning

Did you know someone joins LinkedIn every second? 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. Recently, Maddie Grant at Social Fish presented on the topic of engagement in online communities. Here are some examples she gave for turning traditional approaches to social media strategy on its head.

Business Social Media Benefits

Clark Quinn

For the latter, I was asked to address the question: “what businesses can learn from allowing employees to access social networking sites, and how allowing social networking can benefit businesses?&# It’s the network. First, there are corporate equivalents: for every Facebook and Twitter there’s a behind-the-firewall and/or industrial strength and secure solution.

TCC08 Keynote: Social Networking, the “Third Place,� and the Evolution of Communication

Experiencing eLearning

Liveblogged during the keynote presentation by Larry Johnson, Chief Executive Officer, New Media Consortium ( NMC ). “Social proprioception&#. NMC survey showed that people made time for online tools by cutting their TV time–replacing a passive media with an active one. Facebook & LinkedIn make it easy to keep in touch with people, including keeping a record of when we last had contact.

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. Since then, social learning tools have exploded onto the market. At a minimum, most MOOCs today use discussion boards, blogs, and microblogs, and many have some kind of dedicated social network. One difference that affects the use of social media is the potential audience and the type of content. Facebook, aka social networking.

eLearning in a Geodesic World

Integrated Learnings

The internet and tools like social media have created this world where we are all inter-connected. We want to create learning environments where we can get people to be responsible for the whole learning experience by social interaction and support in learning new skills. Have them stop periodically to talk with each other about what they are learning or to answer questions or solve problems provided by the program. By Dean Hawkinson.

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. LinkedIn.

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

Your Training Edge

Over the past few months, we have explored the social component of massive open online courses (MOOCs) from several angles. We have examined the role of peer learning in organizations and the importance of creating personal learning networks. We have also reviewed the major technology-enabled learning tools that MOOCs use to support social interaction. Some companies are even developing their own internal social media platforms. Social media training.

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

Your Training Edge

Over the past few months, we have explored the social component of massive open online courses (MOOCs) from several angles. We have examined the role of peer learning in organizations and the importance of creating personal learning networks. We have also reviewed the major technology-enabled learning tools that MOOCs use to support social interaction. Some companies are even developing their own internal social media platforms. Social media training.

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 MOOC: Social Media in the Corporate Classroom, Part 1

Your Training Edge

Over the past few months, we have explored the social component of massive open online courses (MOOCs) from several angles. We have examined the role of peer learning in organizations and the importance of creating personal learning networks. We have also reviewed the major technology-enabled learning tools that MOOCs use to support social interaction. Some companies are even developing their own internal social media platforms. Social media training.

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. Since then, social learning tools have exploded onto the market. At a minimum, most MOOCs today use discussion boards, blogs, and microblogs, and many have some kind of dedicated social network. One difference that affects the use of social media is the potential audience and the type of content. Facebook, aka social networking.

Managing the Risks of Social Media in the Workplace

Interactive Services

Social media is a powerful tool that can have a profound impact on how people see your business. After that, it’s simply a matter of creating a well-defined, proactive strategy that helps you manage employee social media usage effectively.

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). Social learning means people. When a team member encounters a problem, all the others can give a helping hand.

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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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.

The Death of the Traditional Web: Implications for Self-Directed Learning

Dashe & Thomson

A friend of mine recently sent me a fascinating article titled “ The Shrinking of the Non-Social Web ” which contained some real eye-openers. 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. Because of the second problem with the document Web: limitless depth.

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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 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?

(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? Social media is more than just a buzzword.

(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? Social media is more than just a buzzword.

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? How about extending this to networking with students in other parts of the world?

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). Social learning means people. When a team member encounters a problem, all the others can give a helping hand.

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.

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. You can read more from Jane at her blog, Social Media in Learning. eLearning Coach: You were an early adopter of using social technologies for learning purposes. eLearning Coach: What are your criteria for defining a technology as social ?