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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.

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? Social Learning Social Networking

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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. A lot of the Social Media Mavens , however, are really ranting, not about the technology, but about the human dynamics related to social networking.

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?

The big myth of social networking

E-Learning Provocateur

A little while ago, someone tweeted his awe of the fact that over 600 million people are connected to each other on the one platform, ie Facebook. Whether Facebook adds anything to the equation is questionable. Madonna has a Facebook page – well, I think it’s her.

Social Network = Social Class?

Kapp Notes

Anna Owens says "MySpace has one population, Facebook has another." Is your socio-economic status reflected in your favorite social networking software? Check out the full article Does your social class determine your online social network?

Social networking & the workplace

eFront

Dan Pontefract’s recent blog post on companies (not) allowing Facebook at work has prompted me to dust off the topic of how social helps companies get the business of communicating, collaborating and learning done – and hence the business of business done! Social is not a feature.

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.

Online Social Networks Will Never Die!

E-Learning Acupuncture

Have you ever sat down and given some thought about using an online social network in your teaching? Or have you ever thought about adding one of your students as your Facebook friend? Before online social networks were created questions like this really never came up.

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. Social Learning in an LMS.

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

Experiencing eLearning

Social proprioception&#. 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. Technorati Tags: tcc08 , socialnetworking , third+place , communication , web20 , twitter , second+life , network , connections

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.

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.

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!

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. I also acknowledge that I have been part of the above problem too, which is why I’m annoyed.

Social Silliness

Clark Quinn

Someone pointed me to a post that touted the benefits of social learning. However, as I perused it, I saw that was a bit of social silliness. What follows are a series of five tips about applying social learning. Let’s go through them: A Facebook Group Or A Forum, or both.

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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 ?

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.

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.

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. Since then, social learning tools have exploded onto the market. One difference that affects the use of social media is the potential audience and the type of content.

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.

Effects of social media on your education and career growth

Your Training Edge

Today it is hard to imagine your life without being connected to the social media world. In the hub of social activities, a lot of things are available for increasing people’s engagement with the world. The world seems to be smaller because of the use of technology such as social media.

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. These streams can be fed by other tools like Twitter, Linkedin and Google reader and I love it. Easygenerator also has a Linkedin group and I take part in a few other groups.

I finally succumbed to Facebook

Clive on Learning

I hadn't intended to sign up with Facebook. I had no idea what to expect from Facebook and, a couple of weeks later, my expectations remain very fuzzy. Obviously I have a professional interest in social networking and am particularly keen to find out how well it can work both inside and outsie the firewall and in a learning context. In this sense I would like Facebook to demonstrate more value than other online communities that I have participated in.

Smarter Uses for Social Media

Association eLearning

Did you know someone joins LinkedIn every second? One of those social media users is bound to be in your industry so it’s time to get smarter about how we use social media to connect to followers, members, prospects, thought leaders, and board members. 2) Social Learning.

Are Facebook friends real friends?

Clive on Learning

The discussion centred on social networking: "The explosion of social networking sites in recent years has prompted some serious reflection on the state of modern friendship. Facebook users in the UK, a 300% increase on the year. Of the 16 hours that regular internet users spend online a week, 11 hours are spent social networking (hardly seems credible - maybe I misheard!). The average Facebook user has 150 friends (suddenly I feel unloved).

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.

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? What if the social learning platform can track, measure, and even predict a learner’s behavior?

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. You can use social network sites where people create a profile of themselves. Instead of hobbies like you do in Facebook, you can describe your expertise in your profile. You can set up your private corporate network with tools like ELGG. Corporate social networks e-Learning elgg Workplace learning Yammer

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Essential Social Learning Features Supported By Modern Learning Management Systems At The Workplace

G-Cube

Earlier, the social capabilities of Learning Management Systems (LMSs) were not so useful, because no one knew how to deploy and support them. It was assumed that trainers would access social spaces at regular intervals and interact with the learners, keeping e-courses updated all the time.

FaceBook research - your help needed

Learning with e's

Anyone who is using FaceBook , for whatever purposes, and especially those who are being wrapped up ever tighter in its nefarious and slippery coils - this is a call out to you for help. 2 Why did you first subscribe to FaceBook? 3 What are the main reasons for using FaceBook now? 4 What specialist networks have you joined? 5 How regularly do you use FaceBook? 6 What other social networking sites do you use? Tags: research FaceBook survey

Social play can be Social Learning

Ideaon

I have been asked a half-dozen times about my thoughts on Social Learning within corporations. At work we do use social tools such as Skype, Yahoo Messenger and YouTube for learning purposes. This makes me wonder whether everyone is classifying social learning as social playing.

How to Use Social Media for E-Learning

ICDTranslation

Social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, LinkedIn, YouTube, etc. Social media is a good space for conducting and promoting e-learning. Here are three ideas how you can use social media to reach your e-learning goals. LinkedIn.

Business Social Media Benefits

Clark Quinn

For the latter, I was asked to address the question: “what businesses can learn from allowing employees to access social networking sites, and how allowing social networking can benefit businesses?&# It’s the network. First, there are corporate equivalents: for every Facebook and Twitter there’s a behind-the-firewall and/or industrial strength and secure solution.

From Brilliant Jerk to Passionate People Person

CLO Magazine

Mark Zuckerberg was introduced to the world as the kid who shut out his best friend for a majority stake in Facebook, the ubiquitous social network that seems to perpetuate Zuckerberg’s natural apathy toward people. Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg and Travis Kalanick.