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.

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 ?


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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?


’ 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.

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?

7 Essential Skills & Training Tools For Trainers


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. Every trainer needs to have a number of skills as well as training development tools to be effective. Another effective training skill that’ll keep you organized problem-solving.

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.

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. Top Tools 2012

85+ Top Tools & Resources for Course Creators


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


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. Sites like Facebook sell space to advertisers, and that is how they make money off of you as the product. We talk a lot on this show and I go on and on about it, the five hats problems.

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.

15+ Online Meeting Tools Compatible with DigitalChalk

DigitalChalk eLearning

What specific tools can you use with this feature? There are so many online meeting tools nowadays that it can be a bit overwhelming. We’ve created a list of online meeting tools compatible with DigitalChalk’s ILT feature. One of the most well known online meeting tools, GoToMeeting , is fully compatible with the ILT element inside DigitalChalk. This tool gives you the ability to meet face-to-face, share your screen, integrate with your calendar, and more.

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Why Explainer Videos Are the Perfect Tool for Increasing Conversions


Research shows that 90% of consumers state that this type of video is really helpful , because it quickly and concisely shows prospects what you do and the problem you solve without them having to read reams and reams of text. If you can do that successfully, you have yourself a fantastic tool that will boost conversions. Why Explainer Videos Are the Perfect Tool for Increasing Conversions So why are explainer videos so effective for businesses?

This Week on #TalkTech: Bad UX Design, Death of the Keyword Tool, and Tech Hype

Bottom-Line Performance

“A key problem with reverse type (and, in this case, fairly low contrast type) is that it is “disfluent.” Googe, Facebook, Twitter… they all have REALLY good things going. Even Apple is running into this problem right now as their shares begin to drop. R.I.P. Google Keyword Tool. Google Keyword Tool Is Officially Dead, Keyword Planner Gets Lukewarm Welcome. #TalkTech is the “flipped” approach to Twitter chats.

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25 eLearning Tools You Need Now


It’s not much of a stretch to argue that an eLearning professional is only as good as their best eLearning tools. So we asked members of our development, customer support and design teams to recommend the top eLearning tools they can’t work without. What are the eLearning tools you need. Best productivity tools for eLearning. Tool: Trello. What it does: Our team has tried many project management tools – Asana , Basecamp , and Dapulse. Tool: IFTTT.

Why Training has a Bad Name (and how we can change it)

Learning Rebels

Problem solving workshops aka “hack-a-thons” (not about problem solving, but about solving a problem). When this occurs, people fall back to what they know – regardless as to whether or it is the best way to solve the problem. Join Facebook groups, LinkedIn groups, build your twitter list with L&D people whose thoughts and ideas you admire. I’m talking about giving people tools and resources that make them better at what they do.

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Best Software Tools and Tips for Online Teaching

Hurix Digital

We have compiled a list of important tools and tips that can help you get started with shifting your base online. Look at this way, we have just saved you 10 hours of online research to curate the best tools for online classes. Popular Tools for Conducting Online Classes.

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Tools That Took the EdTech Industry by Storm


But with the introduction of teaching and management tools in education technology, teaching and evaluating processes have become streamlined. There is certainly no shortage of tech-based tools to use in the e-learning industry today. The Rise of the Need for Ed Tech Tools. 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.

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. Course discussion forums are the most basic type of social platform used in MOOCs, but they are powerful tools and almost all MOOCs have them. Discussion forums are most effective as learning tools when they are actively monitored and directed by instructors. Web 2.0

Neural Machine Tools – The Future of E-learning Translations

CommLab India

In the same way, neural machine translation tools find their way through the pathways till they get the suitable equivalent in the target language. These tools consume enormous amounts of computing power and run only on extremely powerful processors called Graphical Processing Units (GPUs). Tools based on neural translation technology are inarguably the most efficient machine translation applications. Training Translations Online Course Translation Tools

7 Tech Tools & Skills Trainers Must Have


We have recompiled this list to bring it up to date, and the (maybe not so) surprising thing we discovered is that many educational technology skills may already be in your tool box! The overwhelming surge in popular social media hangouts like Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook, Snapchat, Google+, YouTube, as well as the true power that blogs have, all tell us where the potential learners are. You not only disseminate the content, but you also teach them how to use a new tool.

2016 Top Tools for Learning

Charles Jennings

The Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies’ 10th Anniversary ‘Top Tools for Learning’ Survey closes midday UK time on Friday 23 September 2016. Jane Hart’s work in establishing this survey and encouraging people to reflect on the tools that they use to support learning of others, and also the tools that support their own personal and professional learning, is laudable. I use Facebook for family and personal friends, and Twitter for my professional social network.

Is Social Media Learning Hype or a Valuable Tool?

JCA Solutions

What if you could turn your social media problem into something positive? Facebook. As you might guess, the most popular is Facebook , but the most popular varies depending on age groups. Older adults prefer Facebook. Facebook Groups. Facebook allows you to create private groups where access is controlled and requires approval. You can use Facebook polls to gather information from learners as well.

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? Challenges faced included the following: To encourage a peer-to-peer problem-solving approach between employees. Encourage a system that enabled peer-to-peer problem solving between employees.

25 eLearning tools you need to have


It’s not much of a stretch to argue that an eLearning professional is only as good as their best tools. So we asked members of our development, customer support and design teams to recommend the top eLearning tools they can’t work without. Best productivity tools for eLearning. Tool: Trello. What it does: The team has tried many project management tools at LearnUpon, including Asana , Basecamp , and Dapulse. Tool: Google Drive. Tool: IFTTT.

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. This implies that digital social tools aimed at facilitating our professional lives might not want to focus too much on helping us stay in touch and work with our closest colleagues. The real discovery came when they posed problems for various employees to solve.

How to MOOC: Social Media in the Corporate Classroom, Part 2

Your Training Edge

What tools should you use? Since then, social learning tools have exploded onto the market. Different social media tools are available depending on whether or not the training will be made public. Another difference is the number of social media tools used in a given course. To prevent learners from spending all day surfing social media sites, instructors can limit the tools to a couple of platforms or divide learners into small groups for discussion and collaboration.

A Look Back at 2020 for E-Learning

eLearning 24-7

Everything is awesome – which reminds me is that what Facebook is for? . Authoring tools continued to be a mish-mash, with many continuing to forget what their number one goal truly is – creating content/courses. Assessment tool, authoring tool – under e-learning.

Tool Time: To Each His Own


It is the tool that solves my problem. With literally dozens of time converters out there, no doubt there is something more useful for you , that solves your problem. I see this happen, too, in discussions of most other tools. I also still like Facebook and Twitter just fine, too. Or [name your tool]. (As As I've said before: Don't like Facebook, Twitter, or Google+? I don't know why we feel there has to be one magic tool to rule them all.

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Why and How to Create a Continuous Learning Culture


Attempting new projects to challenge the way you problem solve. Learners need accessible and fluid tools at their disposal , something that can be achieved through mobile accessibility. Critical information delivered in short relevant bursts can drastically improve learning outcomes and ensure that information is retained, something that has been flagged as a problem in traditional seminar and workshop style training approaches.

10 Social Media Tools For Learning

The eLearning Coach

Many of these tools and services are free or have a free trial period, which can encourage you to experiment in a small way at first. Each tool fulfills at least one of these criteria: encourages collaboration; enables user-generated content or input; provides a way to share; and facilitates informal or formal learning. It also integrates with a few open source eLearning tools. Google Collaboration Tools. Share this on Facebook Share this on

Remind 101: How a Student’s Struggle with Dyslexia and ADD Led to the Creation of a New Communication Tool for Educators

TechSmith Camtasia

It’s given them access to resources and learning tools that can improve their efficiency, problem solving skills, and escalate knowledge absorption. With Remind101 parents get a quick snapshot of what their kids are learning and how they can help keep them on track…straight to the one tool they always have on them, their cell phone. For Educators Communication toolsGuest post by Christine Garland from Remind101.

7 Free Tools That Help E-Learning Entrepreneurs Run Their Business


Running an e-learning business is easier when you have the right tools. However, sticking to a tight budget doesn’t mean you have to miss out on tools that can help you run your business more efficiently. Take a look at these seven free tools to see how they can help get your e-learning business off the ground. All businesses should use a mailing list tool to help them manage their mailing list professionally and efficiently. Facebook Groups.

Jaime Casap – Crystal Balling with 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. In addition to that, we are building tools that we think could be useful for accessing that information and making sense of that information: Google Apps for Education , for example, is a suite of tools that can help you access information and make sense of it. What problem spins in their head?

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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. In addition to that, we are building tools that we think could be useful for accessing that information and making sense of that information: Google Apps for Education , for example, is a suite of tools that can help you access information and make sense of it. What problem spins in their head?

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Learning the ‘Dinosaur’ way!

Origin Learning

Then, is it not better to use the visual medium as a learning tool ? Using this as an effective tool, the learning chapters of a company can become a vital component of its growth plans. Options are many – cloud-based tools, such as Rapt Media, The Mad Video and Vidzor that help to create videos that are more interactive, personalized and engaging. Free tools like YouTube has a viewership base that is mind-boggling, triggering competition with even Facebook.


Technology Enhanced Learning Blog

Being connected through Twitter or Facebook or other networks has obviously had an affect on us, we are all more informed (?) I also acknowledge that I have been part of the above problem too, which is why I’m annoyed. That is what i am now doing … reassessing my use of online social tools, Twitter, LinkedIn, this blog, etc.

5 Free Learning Management Tools to Administer Your Online Training

CommLab India

As training budgets continue to shrink in real terms, organizations are compelled to go for free tools to manage their online courses. Some of the distinctive capabilities of this tool are: Ability to customize the user interface and deliver courses in more than 200 languages. On the flip side, this course administration tool is very complex and people with no technical background often face problems setting up this application.

GE TV: Craig Weiss on the Future of the LMS and Authoring Tools Markets

Growth Engineering

Where the authoring tools industry will head over the next 12 months. And I have no problems sleeping at night! (4:55) Facebook, big deal. Facebook is a great example. Millennials are jumping off Facebook and going to Snapchat. And that’s why we have huge problems with social and the engagement of learners. (17:12) The second question is whether or not the authoring tools vendors buy in. 23:25) Craig, let’s talk authoring tools!

Podcasting Equipment Setup and Software I use on the 10-Minute Teacher

The CoolCatTeacher

Audacity is a free, handy open source audio editing tool. The problem with three person recording is that it puts the two guests on the same track. Dropbox is our sync tool between all of the people involved with the show. Then, I upload to Libsyn which also syndicates to iTunes, Facebook, Tumblr, YouTube, and more. Airtable is an indispensable tool for linking all of the people involved in the show. Database Tool: Airtable.