How HR Chatbots Can Improve Employee Self-Service Portals

Infopro Learning

Employee self-service portals allow team members to complete a variety of basic tasks, from personal data updates to time tracking and time off requests, without involving HR personnel or human interaction. To be effective, however, an employee self-service portal needs to be user-friendly. The HR chatbot tends toward the more intricate end of the scale, performing like a virtual assistant, but is as easy to use as Facebook messenger.

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Social Media and Social Learning – Where R We now?

eLearning 24-7

You have probably been bombarded with lots of social learning surveys over the past few weeks. But to understand the topic, you first have to understand the basics – social media. Because without it, you cannot have social learning. In order for social learning to exist you need to have the following: social media plus e-learning. And, let us clear up another point: social learning is not just social networking.

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Using social media for eLearning (a look at the top 6 social platforms)

eFront

Social media have become an indispensable part of modern life. A huge part of our social lives already happens online rather than in the “real world” And while individual social media networks might rise and fall (remember MySpace?), social networking itself is not going anywhere. But how about using social media as vehicles for eLearning? Facebook. Facebook is the Godzilla of social networks.

Using social media for eLearning (a look at the top 6 social platforms)

eFront

Social media have become an indispensable part of modern life. A huge part of our social lives already happens online rather than in the “real world” And while individual social media networks might rise and fall (remember MySpace?), social networking itself is not going anywhere. But how about using social media as vehicles for eLearning? Facebook. Facebook is the Godzilla of social networks.

Social Learning, Social Media – Brothers in Arms

eLearning 24-7

Is it me or does it seem that most vendors in the LMS/LCMS market still believe that with some smoke and mirrors, you won’t realize that social media actually must be integrated into social learning for it to exist? Or do they just drop the word, “social media&# , and rather say, “social learning and web 2.0″? After all, many have a blog, wiki, rss feed, a Facebook like page, with profile, inc. See, it is social learning.

Social Media and Social Learning – Where R We now?

eLearning 24-7

You have probably been bombarded with lots of social learning surveys over the past few weeks. But to understand the topic, you first have to understand the basics – social media. Because without it, you cannot have social learning. In order for social learning to exist you need to have the following: social media plus e-learning. And, let us clear up another point: social learning is not just social networking.

Thumbs up: Integrating eFrontPro with Facebook

eFront

In this post we’ll have a look at yet another authentication option — integrating eFrontPro with Facebook, so that you can have your users log in through their Facebook accounts. Facebook you say? Whether one personally likes the service or not, there’s no arguing that Facebook is the world’s most popular social media platform. Getting your Facebook on. Configuring eFrontPro for Facebook authentication is quite easy to achieve.

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.

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Here’s How elearning Helped Facebook Create Super Clients

eLearningMind

This spring, Facebook dipped its toe into eLearning waters with Blueprint, a business management portal to teach small businesses and brands how to effectively utilize Facebook’s marketing tools. From creating a marketing plan to understanding how to properly time and schedule posts, Blueprint acts as a powerful tool for smaller brands to make their mark on social media. But Facebook didn’t launch Blueprint out of the goodness of their hearts.

Upgraded LMS Directory- More Vendors, New Add-ons!

eLearning 24-7

What social media platforms does the vendor use? If the vendor uses any social media, the name is listed (example: Twitter, Facebook, etc). 30% use some form of social media. Tags: E-Learn Info LCMS LMS e-learning e-learning vendors hosted learning portal social learning social media elearning learing portal My latest LMS/LCMS directory provides a wealth of new information on 242 vendors.

Best Practices in the Next Generation of eLearning

Integrated Learnings

For example, using a portal to bring employees together online to share learnings and experiences before, during and after the course is a great idea to take the learning to another level. You can read more about this approach in this article about Social Learning. You might also be interested in our page on Facebook or Twitter feed. YouTube Constructivism Video mLearning Collaborative Learning Blended Learning Social Media Informal Learning Social Learning ADDIE Web 2.0

Introducing the Social Intranet Index

E-Learning Provocateur

There’s a lot of talk about social intranets these days. But what exactly is a social intranet…? Everyone seems to have a different opinion, from a human-centred platform, to the intersection between portals, team sites and social sites , to a system that ties the business’s processes and data to the employee’s social behaviour. Strangely, though, they all know how to use Facebook.

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What Millennials Want from Member Education

Association eLearning

This is true for every form of media and entertainment today. If that wasn’t enough, the relatively new ability to share personal achievements with social networks have made “winning” that much sweeter for Millennials. If a Millennial member has to pause in frustration because the resource they’re trying to find isn’t in a logical location or is buried deep within your portal, you risk losing the learner. Share this on Facebook.

Social Learning and LMSs Marketplace

eLearning 24-7

As social learning continues to grow, LMS/LCMS vendors are taking various approaches. While some view themselves as “social learning&# savvy, incorporating various components, others seem to see themselves as just sitting on the sidelines. LMS/LCMS vendors are following one of three approaches when it comes to social learning. Dip their feet in it – just a bit, a little here, a little there – oh and call it a full social learning platform.

Can Learnist Hold the Key to Enterprise Social Learning?

Dashe & Thomson

Now, I realize there have been a plethora of social learning tools introduced in the last couple years that tout themselves as the application that will revolutionize peer to peer information exchange. The developers at Learnist didn’t try to reinvent the wheel when it comes to social sharing. It clearly uses popular elements from other highly trafficked social media, namely Pinterest and Facebook.

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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APIs and Mashups r ur new ABCs for E-Learning

eLearning 24-7

Twitter has APIs, so does Facebook, even Linkedin. Facebook. Here is just a few of ones I like, that are unique and you could use in your LMS/LCMS/CMS, Learning Portal (caveat: your vendor must be able to accept APIs, otherwise it won’t work). Adaptive Learning with a Social Q/A twist. Cliqset -social web service that helps users share and discover content and discuss it with other users. Post your blog and status - appears in Twitter, Facebook, Yahoo.

Introducing the Social Intranet Index

E-Learning Provocateur

There’s a lot of talk about social intranets these days. But what exactly is a social intranet…? Everyone seems to have a different opinion, from a human-centred platform, to the intersection between portals, team sites and social sites , to a system that ties the business’s processes and data to the employee’s social behaviour. Strangely, though, they all know how to use Facebook.

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Product Review: Mzinga OmniSocial

eLearning 24-7

I’m on my way to get a car that enables me to launch a robust social learning system. OmniSocial is a social learning platform, with learning management capabilities and with the ability to select individual apps in the system and only use those you select to install onto your web site or learning portal. Because it offers the capability to start out using it either as the robust social learning product and ignore the LMS part (inc.

Twitter as Social Learning: Seven Ways to Facilitate the Exchange.

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Twitter as Social Learning: Seven Ways to Facilitate the Exchange of Information by Paul on March 14, 2011 in social learning Most of us in the adult learning industry have already found and incorporated Twitter into our everyday lives. So now that I’ve said my peace, I’ll get off my Twitter pulpit and share five ways to utilize Twitter for social learning: 1.

3 Unique Ways to Improve the Online Engagement

Your Training Edge

2: Innovative Social Media Engagement. Social media presence plays a vital role in improving the online engagement of your start-up. But just a presence in social media is not enough. To engage customers online via social media, you need to have a proper strategy that enables you to interact with your customers. How can you ensure that your social media customer engagement is successful?

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The Power of Your Network | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS The Power of Your Network by Michael on February 9, 2011 in customer service , marketing , sales , social learning Whether it is building our LinkedIn Contacts or Followers on Twitter, gathering Friends on Facebook or Yammering with our fellow work teams, the buzz of “networking” is always present.

Latest LMS Trends – The Truth is No Longer a Stranger

eLearning 24-7

The LMS/LCMS/Learning Portal market continues to be strong. Social Learning Stagnation. No real surprise here, because when it comes to social learning in LMSs, most vendors are stuck in some time warp believing the following is still worthwhile to end users (hint: it isn’t). Blog, Wiki, RSS feed, YouTube, Facebook like page, profile, follow end user, chat room – text (are you kidding me?), Social networking Realities.

Social Learning – What’s the Point? Time to turn the tables on the naysayers

eLearning 24-7

That is what one senior exec said to me, the other day when it came to social learning. LMS/LCMS/Learning Portals (commercial & free), Social Learning stand-alone systems, hybrid system, content authoring tools, m-learning, web conferencing (already exists in many systems), virtual worlds, virtual meeting systems (already exists in some systems), marketplace exchanges (not affiliated with a system). Incorporate Social Q/A. What’s the point?

What’s hurting the LMS market

eLearning 24-7

I see it a lot, especially with social learning and the wonderment of some vendors of adding a “discussion forum and text chat room&# as part of their solution. For social media, realize that certain sites drive traffic to your site, others draw leads and sales. Facebook is not a driver for sales, and social media is in fact, one component of an effective digital marketing strategy. The LMS market is strong.

4 Incredible Ways Technology is Fostering Smarter Communication

Your Training Edge

Moreover, there has been a steady increase in the use of social platforms among older people, be it for news feeds, information, connecting with close ones, etc. Social media platforms facilitate smarter personal and business communication. The application of social media platforms in communication is far-reaching. In today’s fast-paced world, communicating through social media is undeniably a trend which is here to stay.

E-Learning End Users Have Spoken – time for the industry to listen

eLearning 24-7

Streaming Media. In an upcoming webinar, that I am presenting and in a blog post – coming soon, that streaming media will have a positive impact on e-learning courses and capabilities, opening a greater immersion capability then ever seen before in the industry. From the end user perspective, 49% stream media from the net to their television, while 51% do not. Social media sites that focus on gamers are in the top twenty of most visited sites.

5 Top IT-enabled business trends that are affecting Corporate Learning

G-Cube

Here are the reigning IT-enabled trends that are defining corporate training today: It’s All Social. The greatest of all trends – the trend that’s reigning supreme in corporate circles – is the power of social media. However, it took Facebook a mere year and Twitter even less time to reach the ‘50 million’ milestone. This truly demonstrates the power of social media as a platform of communication.

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?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).

How to start an online school in 2020 [An Ultimate guide]

Pinlearn

Start online campaigns, be active in forums, spread the good word on social media, organize contests, announce the names of winners, congratulate them, and give them free e-books. Your website should have enough navigational and social features.

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Tear down this wall! Seek, Sense, Share

Origin Learning

It’s almost as if a social media learning wave is sweeping everywhere! find a resonance when it comes to social media learning at workplace. Harold Jarcherefers to the “Seeking, Sensing, Sharing” pattern in content, learning by using social technology and tools are creating a dynamic learning environment that has a pull rather than a push force at work. These indeed are the features that make social media an appropriate tool of measure for learning.

How to Maximize Attendance to Your Learning Management System (LMS)

Web Courseworks

Get Social. Social media is one of the key ways that people are learning about new opportunities, and this includes eLearning! If your organization has a Facebook page, try launching an inexpensive ad targeted to your audience that describes the benefits of the course. Again — don’t forget to create a CTA at the end of the course as well as social sharing options so people can encourage others to register!

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Something is Going on Down there in the LMS Market

eLearning 24-7

Gartner is calling tablets – “media tablets&#. will be discussing online the role of social media and mobile technology in corporate training, commenting on the growing focus on performance support and highlighting new areas of LMS applications beyond employee training and development. In return for the giveaway, your name (the vendor) will be heavily promoted as part of the giveaway/drawing announcement on various social media sites, that I am part of it.

Find out if social learning chemistry works for you!

Origin Learning

Which brings us to the question as to the start of how to craft, design, and lay the foundation of using the social media platform as an effective engagement tool in the sphere of learning? As the White House Chief Digital Officer Jason Goldman avers: “The advantage of these platforms over traditional media is that they’re very measurable. That’s what is fundamental to rolling-out social media learning at workplace or embedding it into an existing LMS environment.

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

Jane Hart

What is different though, for many Millenials – as well as (indeed) for many other older workers – is that they now have quick and easy access to a much wider group of friends and colleagues through their online social networks, who they can call on for help. For many people, social networks like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and now Google+ have become important parts of their personal and professional lives in this respect. Tweet.

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5 Ways To Brand Your eLearning Course

TalentLMS

You’ve ensured that your website and social media pages fall in line with your brand. Also, ensure that every eLearning course page, activity, or social media page has the same color scheme. The same goes for social media banners and any other eLearning course materials. Social Media Links. Your social media presence is an integral part of your brand image. Your social media presence is an integral part of your brand image.

SCORM and xAPI LMS in a Learning Culture

The Performance Improvement Blog

xAPI appears to be a huge leap forward in tracking the whole gamut of learning experiences from formal training programs to informal, social, and mobile activities. The idea of tracking activity streams emerged from social networking and is used by sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus. Experiences, whether formal, informal, social, or mobile, do not result in learning unless these other elements are present.

Social Learning for Engaging Learners

Ed App

Social learning is defined as learning with and from others. Social learning could be about acquiring knowledge on any topic and in any environment – while conversing casually with friends, colleagues, or through social media like Facebook or Twitter. Social learning has become part of the learning strategies in the corporate world. This is not without reason since 82% of businesses are using social technology and want to utilize them.

8 Ways to Keep Members of Societies Engaged in the Digital Era

Kitaboo

Leverage Social Media. Social media is a free and useful tool with high engagement rate that you can use to connect with members of the association. Use platforms like Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn etc., This will help you to not only engage with your current members but also attract new members on social media sites. These photographs and videos can be used on social media platforms or embedded in email campaigns.

LMS and Its Impact of Social Learning

Pinlearn

Interestingly, the job of an LMS is not merely limited to teaching but also promoting engagement and enthusiasm through intended social participation. . Social Learning in LMS solutions. No one can deny the fact that social media has the biggest influence on almost every domain in our lives. Billions of people everyday use social media platforms to connect, stay informed, organize events, share life experience, and discover new stuff around the globe.