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Should You Use Social Media in Your Course?

LearnDash

A look at the advantages, disadvantages, and underlying purpose of social media in the classroom. Social media is among the most prominent of these resources , and there’s a strong temptation for many online educators to find creative ways to use it in their course. However, social media isn’t for everyone—or every course. A quick break down the pro’s and con’s, shows us the following: Key advantages of social media include: User familiarity.

Growing Use of Social Media in Education

LearnDash

Social media is often seen merely as a way to pass the time or stay connected to friends and family. Each year, Pearson Learning Solutions puts out the results of an annual survey of social media use in education. Across the board, educators are using social media more in 2013 than they did in 2012. Comparing 2012 to 2013, the results of the survey indicate that the use of social media has increased 21.3%. LinkedIn. Facebook.

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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. Security & Privacy Issues.

Facebook: why data privacy matters

Interactive Services

In the midst of posting your name, pictures, and background on social media sites, did you ever consider who your information reaches, beyond your family and friends? Just last week I posted a picture on my Facebook account. Since this is the type of content I am regularly posting on Facebook, it’s silly to think that if I was hacked, a hacker could have anything to gain from a picture of a young boy and his dog.

6 Social Media Platforms, and How to Use Them for Your E-Learning

LearnDash

Convinced social media is right for your online course? Social media isn’t for every course. That said, not every social media platform works the same way, and your first step in determining if it’s right for you probably involves a closer look at the options available. Here’s a quick guide through the top six social networks, and how you can use them as part of your online course. Facebook. LinkedIn.

Countering Social Media Fatigue (SoMeFat)

Learning Visions

In these days of Social Media, many of us live increasingly in the public eye. What I update on my Facebook status can be viewed by lots of people (not anyone – I have designated my FB friends and set my privacy settings, but 300 people isn’t really a private place, is it? I love Social Media. If you’re big into Social Media you may have started feeling Social Media Fatigue (it’s a new syndrome I’ve invented, shortname: SoMeFat).

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 ?

(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? What about privacy concerns? BLP News Social Learning

(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? What about privacy concerns? BLP News Social Learning

Long road to ruin

Technology Enhanced Learning Blog

Well, over the 2018 festive break I’ve read more than a few reflective pieces from those in my extended network about the direction and increasingly intrusive nature of technology in our lives, and this song title leapt to mind. I’ve borrowed the title for this post from Messers Grohl, Mendel, Smear, Hawkins and Shiflett … more commonly known as Foo Fighters.

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.

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. Although Edublogs seems focused on academia, its also ideal for other types of organizations due to its centralized control, privacy options, security features, custom branding and support. Category: Social Networking Platform.

The Ultimate Facebook Guide for eLearning Professionals: 16 Golden Tips to Follow

Trivantis

Facebook may be perceived as a distraction for online learning audiences. In this article, I’ll share a Facebook guide for eLearning professionals explaining why Facebook is such a powerful eLearning tool. You can also find 6 invaluable tips on how to use Facebook for eLearning, as well as 10 additional tips on how to run successful Facebook groups. The Ultimate Facebook Guide for eLearning Professionals. Why Facebook Is Such a Powerful eLearning Tool.

Free Speech, Social Media and Your Job

CLO Magazine

Today, I bring you a guest post by Ellen Gipko of HubShout, which takes a deep look at this important issue, with a special focus on online speech and social media. percent of American workers say they believe that getting fired because of a social media post is an infringement of First Amendment rights. “A Social Media and Employment. Social media has become a valuable recruitment tool.

Updates to "Social Media for Trainers"

bozarthzone

Many thanks to those who have preordered Social Media for Trainers or purchased it for Kindle. While Facebook terms of service have always been clear that having fictitious accounts was a terms of service violation, it is now clearer that having multiple accounts is forbidden, too. Those wishing to maintain “private” space on Facebook (for instance, to have one’s personal account but also to use Facebook for hosting a course) can do this via the use of groups and fan pages.

Creating Secret Facebook Groups to Create Class Discussion

DigitalChalk eLearning

When looking to find an effective method to create discussion for your class, training, or just group discussion, creating a Facebook group is a great way to do this. When you create a secret group this hides the group and all its content from anyone else on Facebook. Here are the steps you need to take to create your private Facebook group. Login to your Facebook account. Click the “Create Group” option in the left sidebar on your Facebook homepage.

Can’t be at the ATD ICE 2016 Conference? Join Virtually

Learning Rebels

Not on twittter, well okay then – go to the Learning Rebels Facebook page , like us and keep an eye on the stream. You can also find information on ATD ICE 2016 on the ATD Facebook page). You have a PLN (Personal Learning Network), don’t you? Let’s assume you have a Personal Learning Network of some kind. Start building a network of personal correspondents. platform an other live streaming applications such as periscope, meerkat and Facebook live.

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. But what does it take to be successful with social media videos? What logistical items should you keep in mind when posting a video on your company’s Facebook page? Background: Why use video on Facebook? Facebook is the king of all social media platforms. In 2016, Facebook announced a company-wide push to become “video first”.

Going geographical

Learning with e's

I was playing with words, but a message emerged from it - we can connect with others from all over the world using social media, and if you build it, they will come. I'm very pleased to have been invited, because although I am not a geographer, geography was always one of my favourite topics in school, and is a social science to which I have great affinity. They can organise their own resources through free and easy to use tagging and social filtering tools.

New spaces, new pedagogies

Learning with e's

Here's the abstract for my keynote: New Spaces, New Pedagogies: Harnessing the Power of Social Media in Education A rapid emergence of social media – the so called ‘Web 2.0’ – has opened up new opportunities for participatory learning in all sectors of education. They can easily connect into and maintain contact with multiple communities of interest, gaining access to experts using social networking tools such as Myspace and Facebook.

Our Take on Google+

E-learning Uncovered

If I were to start over, I could see using Google+ over Facebook or Twitter. What are the main advantages you’ve seen in Google+ over other networks? JU: I think it’s the best of Twitter plus the best of Facebook. But Google+ also encourages deeper communication by having no character limit and keeping the whole conversation in one place (one strength of Facebook). They never really took off with LinkedIn. The comparison to Facebook is tougher.

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

Jane Hart

A recent article in the WebWorker Daily, Supporting milennials in the workplace , pointed out: “One interesting characteristic of Millenials … is that they tend to rely on their own resources and network of friends or colleagues to try and solve problems before going down the official support path.&#. 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.

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Are Consumers Aware of Their Personal Data Extracted Online?

ProProfs

A 2018 global consumer study revealed that 52% of users are more concerned about their online privacy as compared to one year ago. A significant data privacy risk arises from devices being able (and indeed designed) to communicate with each other and to transfer data autonomously to third parties. The truth about the privacy trade-offs that come with social media has now been unveiled. Surprisingly, Facebook felt this was not a breach of its service at all!

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.

Not Everyone is a Social Customer | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Not Everyone is a Social Customer by Paul on February 11, 2011 in Development Tools , customer service , social learning A couple weeks ago I wrote a blog about the need to train your clients on the various methods of…training. This ever-changing technological landscape is currently held captive by social media, and for good reason.

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10 Tests of Good Digital Citizenship

Marcia Conner

It’s just that people who have been out of the student ranks for a while might be a bit bleary eyed, like me, considering the foolish things we might have written after the first bad date had Facebook been around then. Perhaps harassment, invasion of privacy, defamation, or cyberbullying? collaboration leadership learning book review digital literacies higher ed netiquette social mediaEntrepreneur Matt Ivester, in his book lol…OMG!

Share how your team is practicing #LearnInPlace

OpenSesame

Post your video to social media by 15 May, making sure to tag OpenSesame and include the hashtag #LearnInPlace. Tag us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn: @OpenSesame. Facebook: Basic Privacy Settings & Tools.

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Our Take on Google+

E-learning Uncovered

If I were to start over, I could see using Google+ over Facebook or Twitter. What are the main advantages you’ve seen in Google+ over other networks? JU: I think it’s the best of Twitter plus the best of Facebook. But Google+ also encourages deeper communication by having no character limit and keeping the whole conversation in one place (one strength of Facebook). They never really took off with LinkedIn. The comparison to Facebook is tougher.

danah boyd ASTD Tech Knowledge Key Note #astdtk13

Learning Visions

Networked Learned: How Tomorrow’s Workers Will Challenge Today’s Organizations. She has been tudying teenagers for the last decade: from Friendster to Facebook to fragmented apps today of Instagram, Tumblr, etc…. In a networked world why would you only talk to people in your org? Code is now a social, communal, collaborative process. Geeks are really social in term sof engaging in certain activities. Because they are highly social networked. Kineo.

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Captions vs. Sound – How to Get Heard?

TechSmith Camtasia

The rise of video in social media should be no surprise to anyone. We’ve all seen the bombardment of commercials for Facebook Live Video. So, while we’re all aware of video’s surge, here are some hard numbers: 67 percen t of users watched more video on social networks like Facebook and Snapchat than they did a year ago. That kind of exponential growth should raise the eyebrows of anyone who wants to grab the attention of Facebook’s 1.71

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and then our tools shape us

Learning with 'e's

Today''s book recommendation is the fifth in the series: Howard Rheingold (2002) Smart Mobs: The next social revolution. I first read it whilst a new academic and still finding my way, and I read it in a time that pre-dated what we now know as social media. Mobile (cellular) phones were just beginning to make their impact on society, and were starting to penetrate sufficiently into the public consciousness to provide the media with occasional stories.

Building the Next Generation of SCORM

Integrated Learnings

It will collect activity streams similar to the way social media applications track activity streams. By doing SCORM in this new way, content can in fact reside on social networks and report across domains to an LRS that is part of your LMS. It has challenges including security/privacy complexity, verb and activity definitions, and reporting complexities in the LRS. You might also be interested in our page on Facebook or Twitter feed. by Jonathan Shoaf.

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Why You Can’t Find an Internship (or Job)

Bottom-Line Performance

Present yourself well on social media. If you are a young person, people will assume you “get” social media and know how to use it well. You need to have a nice, professional presence on every social network you maintain. It is easy to set up Facebook’s privacy settings so that those who are not friends with you can not view any part of your profile, but many people do not take advantage of this.

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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.

In Praise of Secret Gardens

Learning Visions

Even in the midst of social interaction, we crave private conversations. In these days of Social Media, many of us live increasingly in the public eye. What I update on my Facebook status can be viewed by lots of people (not anyone – I have designated my FB friends and set my privacy settings, but 300 people isn’t really a private place, is it? I love Social Media. we need our private places within Social Media.

Interesting Information via eLearning Learning

Tony Karrer

relates closely to the concepts Learning 2.0 , eLearning Tools , Corporate eLearning , Personal Learning , and Enterprise 2.0 ; the Tools Odeo , CollectiveX , Bea Pages , Apache Roller , and Dogear ; and the Companies NexLearn , Awareness Networks , Element K , and Mzinga. Also interesting topics: Cognitive , Effectiveness , LCMS , Social Network , iPhone , Director. We've implemented a few features in the eLearning Learning Community.

There’s More than Scissors and Glue in Our Common Craft Library!

eLearning Brothers

I recently saw a post on Facebook about how a writer had an amazing story idea before they went to sleep. Imagine this scenario: employees in your organization are posting to social media during work hours. They’re also falling for phishing scams that arrive in their work email inboxes; people keep track of passwords by using sticky notes taped to their monitor, and they’re clueless about privacy online. Privacy Online.