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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?

Social Networks

Clark Quinn

This week we looked at Social Networks. Here are some thoughts on this topic, especially thoughts around social networks for learning. Starting with Social Networking was a blessing and a curse. Social networks have a tendency to be a bit messy. Virginia Yonkers told us - I would like to know how to manage the information flows in social networks. How do we do this in the social network environment? tools.

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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.

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. These tools give us a way to connect with people faster and more easily than ever before. A lot of the Social Media Mavens , however, are really ranting, not about the technology, but about the human dynamics related to social networking. Instead, they might want to help us build, maintain, and exploit a large network of weak ties.

Developing a Results Driven Curriculum

In this guide, we share the steps, activities, and tools you can use to. design a curriculum solution that: • has a clear goal tied to a well- articulated business problem, • meets the needs of your target. to solve the business problems that need solving. problem?

WARNING, social netWORK AHEAD

Learning Cafe

I’ve been reading with interest recent articles and blog posts proclaiming that social practices won’t work in the enterprise. 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.

What Universities Must Learn About Social Networks

Jay Cross

What Universities Must Learning About Social Networks. Increasingly, businesses are looking to more social approaches to employee learning and development. THE ISSUE IS NOT whether you are going to become a socially networked university but how soon. Businesses are being transformed into social businesses. Social business is the flavor of the day in the C-suites of the Fortune 500. Networks are the glue that connects us.

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.

Online social networks, learning and viral expansion loops

Sticky Learning

I respond, 'well I'm becoming more and more interested in the use of social media and microblogging for learning', I then get puzzled looks that say, "too much time on your hands", "what is he talking about?" For me though I see a real role for social media as a platform for business learning. Social media - fad or forever? As I've used each of these I've been struck by how easily this format (social sites) could be used as a platform for business learning.

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 ?

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.

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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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. Update employees and contribute them with ongoing training tools. Connect with her on Facebook or Twitter.

There Goes the Eye Medicine - Cisco's Big Move to Social Networking

Vignettes Learning

and Social Learning in business. Amy Kucharik from IT Knowledge Exchange reported Cisco's John Chambers rallying speech on how Cisco is implementing Social Networking, in a rather massive way. Cisco's Collaboration Strategy: Adding Vision to Social Networking. Major components of this collaboration scenario, according to Chambers, are social networking and video - in fact, he said that "visual networking is the future."

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. I decided to share the list with remaining tools with you. Here are some of the tools I use: I write this blog in WordPress. My most valuable tool is probably Flipboard combined with Google reader. These streams can be fed by other tools like Twitter, Linkedin and Google reader and I love it. There is another tool like it; Zite.

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.

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

Experiencing eLearning

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. The network increasingly organizes itself around people and less so around files and folders–connections are social, not just content.

Bringing learning to the workplace, step 3: People

Challenge to Learn

When you have a question or problem, you find a colleague who knows the answer, you apply what you have learned and you go on with your job. A tool that could support you in this is Yammer. It is a Twitter-like tool where you can post tweets, but there are some differences with Twitter. There are tools where you can do more. You can use social network sites where people create a profile of themselves. These kind of tools offer way more facilities.

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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. Provide tools such as flash cards or provocative questions to challenge one another. You might also be interested in our page on Facebook or Twitter feed. By Dean Hawkinson.

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. What tools should you use? 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.

Authoring Tool Trends for 2017

eLearning 24-7

The authoring tool industry continues to evolve. I won’t regurgitate everything that appeared and did not for that matter in the authoring tool space as a whole in 2016, but a few have crossed over in a positive light, which is pushing trend. Similar to the one I had for an LMS, here is the Authoring Tool version for 2017. The big item to remember here is that it will be a separate license or licenses to use the authoring tool that is directly integrated with the LMS.

ROI of continuous training: HR Directors’ unsolvable problem?

Coorpacademy

’ The HR Director : ‘ In order to improve the return on investment of continuous training I can use digital learning tools. Does this solve the main problem of HRs? Learning, learning tools, content, pedagogy, trainers, senior executives are also playing an important part in this cycle. To exit the scheme of traditional learning and understand what really drives learners, we need to understand the Facebook quiz scheme.

7 Essential Skills & Training Tools For Trainers

TalentLMS

And, are there tools of training and development you should know about? Then, we’ll recommend some of the best tools for training that trainers can use to simplify workloads as well as enhance their courses. The must-have tools for trainers: Content authoring tool. Social media. Every trainer needs to have a number of skills as well as training development tools to be effective. The must-have training tools for trainers. Is a training tool.

What corporates can learn from the Top 10 Tools for Learning 2012

Jane Hart

On 1 October I released the Top 100 Tools for Learning 2012 list , and in my introductory analysis I said. “Whilst there is a clear differentiation between the personal/professional tools and the enterprise tools being used by workplace learning professions, in education teachers are frequently making use of the same toolset for both their teaching and their own personal learning. To claim a network, user fees do apply. Top Tools 2012

Top 10 ‘Must Have’ Blended Learning Tools

Continu

Blended learning tools for training success. So what blended learning tools are available today? Here are some top tools we recommend. Gamification in training is another blended learning tool to keep employees learning and remain an active participant during a training session. That’s where audience response systems (ARS) can be a great blended learning tool. FAQ cards is another great blended learning tool. Formative assessment tools.

Bully 4 U

Learning with e's

In a post earlier this month called ' Dangerous Liaisons ' I posed the question: What is the greatest danger for children using social networking services? Judging by your responses, people are very concerned, some with the dangers children face when using social networks unthinkingly or without full awareness of the persistence of the medium. Some thought that the problem was too complex to be addressed as a single problem.

Blogging is good for you

Learning with e's

Hot on the heels of last month's furore over health issues and social networking, comes a study suggesting that those who blog enjoy better social relationships. The consternation you may recall was due to unfounded statements by respected psychologists Susan Greenfield and Aric Sigman about how the use of Facebook and other social web tools could cause psychological problems including ADHD and autism in young people.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Facebbok apps now work on other sites.what is the hard part to figure out here?

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Small Basket of MindMapping Items | Main | Small Basket of Virtual World Items » February 28, 2008 Facebbok apps now work on other sites.what is the hard part to figure out here? A few weeks ago, a story came out about how Facebook will allow apps built for Facebook to work on other Web sites.

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ReviewLink: Online Review Tool for Lectora

Integrated Learnings

To address these types of problems, Trivantis has included a web-based review service with Lectora X.6 Solving the course distribution problem alone makes it well worth the upgrade in my opinion. Overall, ReviewLink is a great tool for Lectora published courses with one drawback; the developer currently does not receive an email when a reviewer leaves a comment. You might also be interested in our page on Facebook or Twitter feed. by Joseph Suarez.

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. Discussion forums are most effective as learning tools when they are actively monitored and directed by instructors.

Jaime Casap – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

Jaime evangelizes the power and potential of the web, technology, and Google tools as enabling and supporting capabilities in pursuit of creating powerful learning models. It does not support the new networks, the new collaborative, knowledge-based economy that we’re creating that will be the future. So all the tools, everything that we are building, can play a role in this idea around accessing information and making it useful. What problem spins in their head?

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JAIME CASAP – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

Jaime evangelizes the power and potential of the web, technology, and Google tools as enabling and supporting capabilities in pursuit of creating powerful learning models. It does not support the new networks, the new collaborative, knowledge-based economy that we’re creating that will be the future. So all the tools, everything that we are building, can play a role in this idea around accessing information and making it useful. What problem spins in their head?

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25 eLearning Tools You Need Now

LearnUpon

It’s not much of a stretch to argue that an eLearning professional is only as good as their best eLearning tools. As well as learning management systems , there are now all kinds of nifty online apps that can help you to organize your work, research trends, create course content, network with peers, and communicate with learners. So we asked members of our development, customer support and design teams to recommend the top eLearning tools they can’t work without. Tool: Canva.

85+ Top Tools & Resources for Course Creators

learnWorlds

What’s important is that you have faith in people, that they’re basically good and smart, and if you give them tools, they’ll do wonderful things with them.’. As an online instructor, you need to decide what kind of tools and resources you want to use for your online school. You might want to start with simple tools and grow into more professional premium tools as you go along making higher quality online courses. Authoring Tools.

Navigating the Digital Ecosystem, Preselling, and the Problems with the Culture of Free with Robin Harris

LifterLMS

Navigating the digital ecosystem, preselling, and the problems with the culture of free with Robin Harris in this episode of the LMScast podcast with Chris Badgett of LifterLMS. With all of the technology tools available today, it is not hard to put your services online. It includes a shopping cart, a CRM, social media outreach, and more. Sites like Facebook sell space to advertisers, and that is how they make money off of you as the product. I’m on LinkedIn.

Mobile Learning Moves the Evolution of Authoring Tools

Association eLearning

With the growth of tablet devices, authoring tools are having to re-invent themselves, yet again. It’s nothing new —just another step in the continual evolution we’ve seen since the early 1990s, when authoring tools were first introduced to help eLearning professionals create and deliver learning. Over the years, these tools have had to balance ease-of-use with the ability to create a robust learning experience. The Rise of Authoring Tools. Share this on Facebook.

Change Management Strategy: Use Social Media

Infopro Learning

In today’s fast-paced world, effective Change Management increases the success of organizational change and project initiatives by applying a structured framework of methods, tools and processes, managing the change from a current state to a future state. 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.