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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.

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.

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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 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.

10 Social Media Tools For Learning

The eLearning Coach

Do you have a training or information need that could benefit from a social media strategy? So here are descriptions of ten applications representing different social media technologies that promote learning. Category: Social Networking Platform. Elgg is a social networking engine and publishing platform for running your own social networking site on a public or private server. Elgg is an aggregate of many social media technologies in one platform.

How to Do Video Marketing on Social Media for Course Creators with Jason Hsiao from Animoto

LifterLMS

How to do video marketing on social media for course creators with Jason Hsiao from Animoto in this episode of LMScast with Chris Badgett of LifterLMS. Things that are alive move, and that attracts more attention and engagement than still photos. Animoto is a simple way to produce great looking videos that will stand out on social media. Targeting is one of the most powerful aspects of social media marketing. And Facebook owns Instagram.

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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My Twitter hero

E-Learning Provocateur

Soon after, I finally got around to reading 3 Examples of Stellar Social Media Customer Service. A few weeks later, she posted photos of the tabletop explosion on Pottery Barn’s Facebook fan page. Calling both the customer service line and the store where she bought the table didn’t get her anywhere, but complaining on Facebook did. Kudos to Pottery Barn’s social media team, but shame on the brand overall.

The 10 Commandments of Microblogging

E-Learning Provocateur

As microblogging solutions such as Yammer sweep across the corporate sector, a melting pot of social media veterans and newbies inevitably begins to boil. Some don’t even have a Facebook account, let alone Twitter. This in itself isn’t a problem. Thou shalt use a real profile photo. Of course, I’m not going to pretend that social media veterans role model these 10 Commandments like modern-day disciples.

4 Reasons You Need Caption Encoding

3Play Media

Open caption encoding is useful for media players like Windows Media Player, or for social media. Social Media. Thanks to social media, people are now constantly consuming video. On Instagram alone, more than 95 million photos and videos are shared a day. And on Facebook, over 500 million people are watching video daily. But finding the caption button isn’t just a user problem. What is it?

Who we are

Learning with 'e's

There always seems to be a discussion about questions around identity on popular social media channels. Guido Gautsch , a teacher in Melbourne agreed, but argued that it was probably not possible to separate them on open social media platforms such as Twitter. At Reading University, Pat Parslow thought that separation had to occur, and saw a social dimension, asking whether PLNs were ''built, uncovered, grown or nurtured?'' Who are you?

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. Social media is your best bud when you have a limited marketing budget. Instead of spending thousands of dollars on expensive web banners and ads in industry newsletters, spend an hour each day sharing the word about your new eLearning offering on social networks. With Facebook Ads you decide who sees your posts and how much you spend.

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The 10 Commandments of Microblogging

E-Learning Provocateur

As microblogging solutions such as Yammer sweep across the corporate sector, a melting pot of social media veterans and newbies inevitably begins to boil. Some don’t even have a Facebook account, let alone Twitter. This in itself isn’t a problem. Thou shalt use a real profile photo. Of course, I’m not going to pretend that social media veterans role model these 10 Commandments like modern-day disciples.

Corporate learning in the digital age

Learning with 'e's

Some are ditching their training rooms in favour of digital delivery of content, and bosses that are forward thinking are investing in social learning, social media and mobile devices to support the learning of their employees. We started by discussing the rapid development of new technologies such as social media and mobile phones, and their implementation in work place learning. So don't turn your backs on social media in the workplace.

Data on Big Data

Marcia Conner

Given that unstructured data accounts for 80% of the data in the world, and we know much of that is from social media that gets special attention. How much data is generated through social media tools? People on Facebook share more than 684,000 bits of content a day. Brands receive more than 34,000 Facebook ‘likes’a minute. Instagram photographers share 3,600 new photos a minute. Flickr photographers upload 3,125 new photos a minute.

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Free and Open Source Web Conferencing (Online Meetings, Webinars.

eFront

News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 10/31/2010 Free and Open Source Web Conferencing (Online Meetings, Webinars) Tools for e-Learning I received several emails, message on Twitter, and InMails on LinkedIn concerning the Open Source Authoring Tools for e-Learning and the Free Stock Photos Sites for e-Learning posts.

The Rise of Social Everything

Marcia Conner

Within five years, I predict, the word social will seem as cliché as synergy feels now. Social connection will be like a dial tone, something we once expected to hear and now don’t bother listening for as we dial. We must get comfortable in our social shoes. Social tools allow us to reach across time and space to solve complex problems and make informed decisions in ways we couldn’t dream of years ago. Social is not a set of technologies.

7 ways to support learner-teacher interaction

Learning with 'e's

Here''s a few ideas for you to consider: 1) Lecturers can make sure they maintain dialogue with their students through participation in social media sites. That never worked in the student bar and it won''t work on Facebook. Student groups tend to set up their own Facebook groups anyway, without any prompting from their teachers. When I''m invited in to a Facebook group or Google Hangout, I tend to lurk until asked a direct question.

@timbuckteethnz

Learning with e's

Anyway, I have just watched the sun rise over the placid bay and the photo above is one of the shots I took to capture the moment. At the conference today I'm going to talk about - yes you've guessed it - social media and how it can, and will, transform many practices in further and higher education. I want to highlight the problem that faces all teachers - how can we prepare young people for a world of work we cannot clearly describe? Well, here I am in New Zealand.

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Standing alone

Learning with 'e's

I asked my guide what the problem was, and was told it was the result of acid rain. She also protested strongly against their archaic laws on Facebook and other social media. Standing up for what you believe in, sometimes means standing alone'' Photo from Wikimedia Commons Standing alone by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0

The future is not here yet

Learning with 'e's

The biggest surprise for me so far has been social media: it is the biggest thing in the last ten years to hit the world of learning technology. You already mentioned social media as one of the most important technologies that have changed learning. Together with social media those two innovations are transforming the way we work and learn. You predict in your blog that the future of learning apart from being social and mobile will be open.

?ot just cat videos: 5 Social Learning Myths

TalentLMS

So let’s crack 5 insistent social learning myths, shall we? Social learning is a new thing. Social learning might be a lot of things but we can hardly call it new, and much less a “fad” It’s actually a decades-old theory based on the observation of a centuries-old practice. Social learning, as a pedagogical theory, has been brought forward by prominent 20th century teachers and psychologists, the most famous probably being Albert Bandura (of Stanford University).

4 Reasons You Need Caption Encoding

3Play Media

Open caption encoding is useful for media players like Windows Media Player, or for social media. Social Media. Thanks to social media, people are now constantly consuming video. On Instagram alone, more than 95 million photos and videos are shared a day. And on Facebook, over 500 million people are watching video daily. But finding the caption button isn’t just a user problem. What is it?

Tools That Took the EdTech Industry by Storm

ProProfs

Instead of taking notes, they are now occupied with surfing the Internet, scrolling on Facebook, and messaging their friends on their smartphones, tablets, and laptops. It is an online quiz maker that lets anyone create an online test , create a quiz & create an online exam with multiple customizations and media add-ons. This simple website solves a problem that so many teachers face: attending to students waiting for their attention.

Deliver Outstanding Customer Service with Screen Recording

TechSmith Camtasia

With more power (and more choices) than ever before, customers can shop where they want, but they can also easily share about their experience with others via social media, or by leaving ratings or reviews on public websites. It’s one person communicating with another person, both with the same end goal–to answer a question or fix a problem. Beyond simply showcasing a photo of your team, though, customers enjoy interacting with people, not robots.

There’s a Lesson Learned in a Fire Chief’s Incendiary Posts

CLO Magazine

One of the themes of this talk is that social media has irreparably blurred the line between one’s personal persona and one’s professional persona, and that employees best be careful with what they say online, because employers are watching and holding them accountable. Howard County , which concerns a fire department battalion chief, Kevin Buker, fired because of a series of posts (his spelling and punctuation, not mine) to his personal Facebook page. “My

85+ Top Tools & Resources for Course Creators

learnWorlds

More specifically, it allows you to share photos and videos that are accompanied with cool special movement effects and music accompaniment. Animoto’s photo presentation tool is synced with the rhythm of the music you have chosen while at the same time it informs you about the steps of the video editing process all the way to its completion. What’s great about this tool is that it allows you to print your final result and share it with others and promoting it on social media.

When To – Bring Your Own Device (Office Edition)

WalkMe Training Station

For example, they might have all of their photos from their last vacation saved on their device, but that doesn’t mean they can edit and share them during work hours. Some companies take the extra step of blocking social networking sites, music streaming apps, and even popular blogs to keep their staff on track. Whether you already have a Bring Your Own Device system in place, your employees are going to want to use their own devices for work purposes.

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.

10 Informal Learning Activities to Boost Employee Engagement

KnowledgeAnywhere

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) shared this report on the Classification of Learning Activities , wherein they describe non-formal learning like this: “…intentional, but it is less organised and less structured…and may include for example learning events (activities) that occur in the family, in the work place, and in the daily life of every person, on a self-directed, family-directed or socially directed basis.”. Social Media Engagement.

Micro-Learning: Its Role in Formal, Informal and Incidental Learning

ID Reflections

Wikipedia With the rise of social and informal learning, and ubiquitous mobile devices (tablets, phablets, smartphones and everything in between), micro-learning as a concept and practice has taken off. Typically, micro-learning or learning bytes or learning capsules work well as a component of informal learning where the learner pulls what they need to solve an immediate problem. Thus, learners can solve problems quickly. What is micro-learning?

Standard deviation

Learning with 'e's

Photo by Pedro Figueras on Pexels In my last post I wrote about smartphones and other personal devices, and their tendency to distract us by diverting our attention. An email pops up on your desktop screen asking for your 'urgent' attention, Facebook messenger pings on your smartphone telling you someone has responded to your earlier status update. Now less attention is being paid to the other person than is socially expected.

How to Look Professional On Camera

TechSmith Camtasia

Fancy editing tricks, spammy social media, and blackhat SEO marketing might give you a slight advantage in the video-centric internet space, but most viewers who “click off” a video will do so within the first 15 seconds. More broadly, a shooting plan also outlines what videos, photos, and other media you want to capture during your video shoot. Whether you’re fine with your hands or your hands feel like rocks on camera, a home-base will solve your problem.

Top Posts from August - Augmented Reality - Social Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

So here are the top posts based on social signals via eLearning Learning for August 2010. Bozarthzone , August 11, 2010 Discussion of objectives in training could be a topic for a book all by itself, but lately I’ve run across 2 excellent examples of problems with learning/performance objectives. They provide a good basis for looking at just a couple of common problems. Photo credit: bookworm by Oo_Dee_oO. Social media is a fad. Social media is a fad.

5 Ways Big Data Makes Online Training Better

TalentLMS

This data comes in the form of the photos, videos, and texts we produce every day. Big Data comes in many forms: social network postings, customer web behavior, transactional information, supply chain data, sales records, and much more. By running unstructured forum data through a business intelligence (BI) tool , the company can uncover trending and popular topics and use that information to develop fixes for common problems. Do you know how much data is produced every day?

Watch your back!

Learning with e's

Social media seem increasingly pervasive, and many millions of people put up details of their private lives every day - contact details, personal photographs, dates of birth etc - details they would never dream of giving to a stranger. I'm going to go up to them and give them my phone number and address, some photos of me on holiday in my swimwear, a list of my best friends and my date of birth! I'm amazed at the photos some students put up on social network sites.

Top eLearning Trends for 2016

DigitalChalk eLearning

3) Social Learning. Social media is much more than the simple sharing of news and photos. Facebook or Twitter accounts are effective learning tools to use for online courses , connecting with fellow learners, asking for professional writing help, finding information, doing research, etc. Experts predict that the market of eLearning in the US can reach $27.1 billion by 2016.