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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!

The Smart Worker : relies on a trusted network of friends and colleagues

Jane Hart

In recent postings I focused on how L&D can support the content needs of the Smart Worker, but in fact it is clear, that most people first try and solve their problems by calling upon the people they know to help them, so this is the topic of this posting. Tweet.

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WARNING, social netWORK AHEAD

Learning Cafe

Posts such as ‘ You ready to fail at social networking ’ and the excellent post from Jeevan Joshi ’4 reasons why employee social learning will fail at work ‘, have really made me think and reflect on the hype surrounding social business and more specifically the rise of social networks / communities within the work environment. Blended & Learning Tech Effective Learning L&D Capability Learning Trends collaboration community social networks

Find out if social learning chemistry works for you!

Origin Learning

Do businesses have a robust build-your-own-device policy at workplace? Challenges faced included the following: To encourage a peer-to-peer problem-solving approach between employees. Encourage a system that enabled peer-to-peer problem solving between employees.

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. And cultivating a professional network can lead to opportunities above and beyond the learning experience.

Jaime Casap – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

Jaime is a member of the Google for Education Team and works across other Google teams, including, Google Fiber, the Google Policy Team, the YouTube Team, and the Google Capital Team. It does not support the new networks, the new collaborative, knowledge-based economy that we’re creating that will be the future. They have a global connected social media network. Instead, I ask students what problem they want to solve. What problem spins in their head?

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Watch Out For These Trends in Mobile Learning: 2015 And Beyond

Origin Learning

Mobile network (cellular) connection speeds grew 20 percent in 2014. These are just some excerpts from Cisco’s Visual Networking Index: Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast Update for 2014 to 2019, but they clearly prove a point.

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Tips for Bridging Generational Gaps in Workplace Training

CourseArc

Today’s workforce is a multigenerational collection of individuals who have grown together as a result of many years of expansion, attrition, consolidation, and new hiring policies.

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

Bottom-Line Performance

The reality is, folks are accessing social networks outside of work all the time. And most also log in to their Facebook or Twitter (if they have one) during work, too. The problem most run into is an overemphasis on the “media” and less attention paid to the “social.”

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

Bottom-Line Performance

The reality is, folks are accessing social networks outside of work all the time. And most also log in to their Facebook or Twitter (if they have one) during work, too. The problem most run into is an overemphasis on the “media” and less attention paid to the “social.”

How to Create a Successful Community of Practice

Learning Wire

With the arrival in the workplace of millennials, otherwise known as “the Facebook generation” the concept of communities of practice has been given a rocket booster. Social networking tools like discussion forums, newsgroups and wikis were now being used to drive business performance.

When To – Bring Your Own Device (Office Edition)

WalkMe Training Station

Some companies take the extra step of blocking social networking sites, music streaming apps, and even popular blogs to keep their staff on track. Your BYOD team should also know how to access secure Wi-Fi networks and how to avoid unsecure connections.

How to Create a Successful Community of Practice

Learning Wire

With the arrival in the workplace of millennials, otherwise known as “the Facebook generation” the concept of communities of practice has been given a rocket booster. Social networking tools like discussion forums, newsgroups and wikis were now being used to drive business performance.

Are you ready for the future workplace & the iWorker?

eFront

Increasingly, people want to have their work life look a lot like their home life – they want to use the same productivity tools (Wikipedia, Facebook, Google, etc.) Familiarize yourself with social networks/ platforms and actively adopt them in the workplace.

How to MOOC: Technology-Enabled Learning Tools, Part 2

Your Training Edge

and the rapid rise of Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and other communications platforms have made one thing abundantly clear: Everything is social. As the workforce grows to include more Millennials – digital natives who spend nearly four hours per day on social networking sites – the social impact on training cannot be overstated. Collaborating via wikis both helps learners develop personal learning networks and documents the collective knowledge in the organization. Web 2.0

Addressing On-Demand Learning and Performance Needs #LCBQ | Social.

Dashe & Thomson

There is no central network the learners can access. Special shared kiosks are a possible solution to this problem, but they may be cost prohibitive.

The 5 Most Essential LMS Security Features

TalentLMS

Every page you visited, and everything you read, wrote, or uploaded to it, could be read by anybody on the same network. If you have used Facebook or Google login in websites other than Facebook and Google, you have made use of a form of Single Sign-On. Facebook login, and more.

Corporate learning in the digital age

Learning with e's

Well, corporate barriers are a problem - for instance when the management says you are not allowed to use Facebook because it's against company policy. The ability to tap into a professional network is one of the most valuable that an employee can have.

SharePoint – Social Learning Savior?

eLearning 24-7

Governance policy – do you have one in place? . Do you have in-house resources available to solve problems, work on the solution, create new plugins, templates, add new features, etc.? – true, often it is developer error, but there are times that SharePoint brings its own bugs and issues to the party (if you doubt it, do a search on SharePoint and Errors or Problems). Facebook&# , and I use Facebook often, why would I want to use the company’s? .

Bob Little – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

Learnnovators: In this age where PR has greatly transformed with the power of social media networking, how significant is it still for organizations to rely on external professional PR services such as yours vis-à-vis building in-house PR capability to build brand and customer relationships? Moreover, by using curation tools such as Twitter, Yammer, Skype and other texting tools, as well as Facebook, social/informal learning is progressing at a pace.

10Q: Shelly Sanchez Terrell

Learning with e's

The ability to connect, collaborate, problem solve, and spread a message to millions is very powerful. More importantly they get to reflect upon these goals on Twitter, Facebook, or on their blogs and receive the support of many educators also accomplishing these goals.

Is There a Better Way to Social Learning?

Xyleme

My conversation with George was no exception as we spoke at length about Connectivism , social learning networks, and the future of current learning technologies (LMS, LCMS, etc.) The problem lies not in this goal, but how learning vendors are choosing to get there.

May – June 15 Great Ones

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Facebook’s Culture Problem May Be Fatal - HarvardBusiness.org , May 24, 2010. My Contrarian Stance on Facebook and Privacy - OReilly Radar , May 21, 2010. Study: Twitter Is Not a Very Social Network - ReadWriteWeb , May 11, 2010. Blog – The Fundamental Limits of Privacy For Social Networks - Technology Review Feed – Tech Review Top Stories , May 4, 2010. Facebook, The Movie, In Theaters Soon - Lockergnome Blog Network , June 4, 2010.

Enterprise mLearning Predictions for 2011

mLearning Trends

This shift will be driven by a combination of factors including learner (and executive) demand, IT acceptance and infosec approval plus a movement towards the adoption of “bring your own device” use policies within the enterprise. Private Social Networks Win Over Public. It was no surprise to many of us that Facebook was the most heavily trafficked web site in 2010 and displaced Google for the first time in many years.

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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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. These conversations became something we called “ BAQON ” — a Brokered, Anonymous acQuaintance Open Network.

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Creating a Vibrant Learning Community

Kapp Notes

Begin with a policy of including each student in discussions. Use a problem-based learning approach to pull students together. This image is taken directly from Facebook and is the image many faculty have when someone mentions Facebook. But Facebook , LinkedIn , Ning and IntroNetworks are all great tools for having academically focused learning communities in an online setting.

Tips for Adding Visuals to Your Social Media

TechSmith Camtasia

One of the most popular ways to use video, however, is on social media — especially Facebook. What logistical items should you keep in mind when posting a video on your company’s Facebook page? Background: Why use video on Facebook? For example, Facebook knows your U.S.

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”.

New Years Resolution? How about feeding someone?

Mark Oehlert

The kicker is that these animals are bred to not only be fast and fit, without a lot of the hereditary health problems that other breeds have, but also to be well-behaved, quiet, calm and are used to being handled by a lot of different people. How many friends do you have on Facebook? I'll look at the USO programs and charity:water and Nothing But Nets and see how I can leverage my social network to support those and other efforts.

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Beware the Technology Police

Breakthrough eLearning

They said they would like to have their eLearning follow a similar path, but that there was one little problem. I do not condone cheating, but perhaps the bigger problem here is that schools are still giving memorization tests in an age of instant access to information.

Top 70 eLearning Posts for June and Hot Topics including iPad and Mobile Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

Introduction to Social Networking - Learning and Working on the Web , June 21, 2010 As our Work Literacy Ning site (2008) is in danger of getting bumped off the Net due to Ning’s new pricing policy , I will post some of the key articles here so we don’t lose them. Introduction to Social Networking. You’re not alone in being annoyed by this problem. Personal Learning Network. facebook and twitter). Best of eLearning Learning. June 2010.

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e-Learning Acupuncture: Wiki uses at Universities

E-Learning Acupuncture

Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Share to Google Buzz Posted by Eric at 11:33 AM Reactions: Labels: university , wiki 2comments: Anonymoussaid. Online Resources for DE Resources for DE Rubrics Stephen Downes The Journal of Educators Online U Idaho - DE at a Glance Blog Archive ► 2010 (16) ► July (1) Online Social Networks Will Never Die! The Reflective Teacher CCK08: Facebook for Academics CCK08: The most successful network in history!

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eLearning Conferences 2012

eFront

An explanation for the format of the list can be found HERE Follow us on Twitter Join us on Facebook Connect with us on LinkedIn Free eLearning Resources Visit our channel on YouTube Please note that events, dates, titles, and locations may change ; thus, CHECK the specific conference website. link] January3-6, 2012 International Conference on DistributedComputing and Networking (ICDCN), 13 th , Hong Kong PolytechnicUniversity, Hong Kong, China.

Free learning & development webinars for March 2017

Limestone Learning

David Wentworth, Principal Learning Analyst at Brandon Hall Group, will host the webinar on solving the content discovery problem with EdCast. This webinar will examine how leading organizations address this problem and how that relates to the future of corporate learning management.