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Connected pedagogy: Social networks

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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.

Learning And Social Networks

Upside Learning

Google Plus is making waves among technology savvy social networkers. Like so many other Google products, this one is in beta and is gradually opening up to more users. Now if only organizations understood that such networks could be critical to learning and in turn survival.

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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.

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.

Social networking is king

E-Learning Provocateur

Another principle that resonated with me was, in my own words: Social networking is king. Social networking has been around since the dawn of time. However, the exponential growth of online platforms such as Facebook and Twitter has taken it to a whole new stratosphere.

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.

Using Facebook for ELearning

LearnDash

Today we have a large variety of tools available to us for social learning, the most notable being front-runners Facebook and Twitter. What’s more, most people know how to use Facebook, so they don’t have to learn yet another platform before learning can take place.

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.

Alternatives to Facebook Groups

LearnDash

Should you be using Facebook Groups to supplement your online course? Recently one of the more common questions I have seen asked of us is whether there are any alternatives to using Facebook Groups for the community portion of an online course. I suspect that the increase in this inquiry is the result of the recent events of Facebook and Cambridge Analytica. Why do we use Facebook Groups for course community building? This naturally is not the case with Facebook.

LinkedIn Launches Their Own LMS

LearnDash

In 2015 LinkedIn purchased Lynda.com, a premier provider in online training. It cost LinkedIn a hefty $1.5 After laying low for some time we are now seeing a new major way that LinkedIn plans to use their new asset: integrating it into LinkedIn Learning.

Want ‘Facebook’ In Your LMS?

Upside Learning

I need ‘Facebook’…. Of late one of the things I’ve heard from prospects and clients is “I need Facebook in my LMS&#. Upside Learning stands strongly in support of informal, social, and just in time learning – what we consider as real PULL type learning.

Linkedin Learning Product Review

eLearning 24-7

LinkedIn Learning to me is a digital learning platform. You are limited in what you can do to ‘customize the system, from within the system, rather you will need LinkedIn Learning to do that for you, and even then some items are not doable.

Social Networking Not Corporate Enough for Your Company?

Kapp Notes

If you think that social networking is just a fad or is only good for social things like what album you like or what what book you are reading.but is not appropriate for work.think again. Some of the most sophisticated information analysis, exchange and monitoring agencies are using social networking software to make their information gathering process stronger and more meaningful. The social networking application is called A-Space.

Stuart Crabb of Facebook #ASTDTK12

Learning Visions

Facebook didn’t invent that, just created a great tool. What does it mean to be social? We’ve been doing social networking for millions of years. (He’s He’s using Facebook timeline to tell the story). 1970 Marshall McLuhan ‘the medium is the message’ 1995 The Internet 2004 Facebook and the social graph – the social layer of the internet which allows people to connect and share. YOU are the censor of your own social graph.

Facebook or Kanye West: Which Pop Icon Has a Future in Enterprise.

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Facebook or Kanye West: Which Pop Icon Has a Future in Enterprise Learning? Another subject I’ve never heard anyone say they hate is Facebook.

Facebook or Kanye West: Which Pop Icon Has a Future in Enterprise.

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Facebook or Kanye West: Which Pop Icon Has a Future in Enterprise Learning? Another subject I’ve never heard anyone say they hate is Facebook.

So You Just Facebook All Day? Screenshots and Social Media Marketing

TechSmith Camtasia

Social media marketers are often misunderstood. When I describe what I do as ‘social media’ my friends and family immediately start the jokes about browsing Facebook all day and getting paid for it. The post So You Just Facebook All Day?

Facebook Fridays

Tony Karrer

A mistitled article - found via Bill Ives on the FastForward blog - Serena Software Adopts Facebook as Corporate Intranet. The real focus of the article is how Serena Software has adopted a practice called Facebook Fridays: Each Friday, employees are granted one hour of personal time to spend on their Facebook profiles and connect with co-workers, customers, family and friends. Companies that do not embrace social networking are making a huge mistake

Pros and Cons of Facebook Groups for Your Business

LearnDash

Facebook Groups have risen in popularity recently. I don’t know about you, but recently I have seen a meteoric rise in the number of companies that are using Facebook Groups for customer community building. One of our users decided to make an unofficial group to network with others and to share ideas. If you’re interested you can join the LearnDash Facebook group here. PROs to Using Facebook Groups. Customers can network and help one another.

This Week on #TalkTech: Microsoft’s Nightmare, Training at Facebook and Google Shortens Attention Spans

Bottom-Line Performance

Topic 1: How might real life training exercises like Facebook’s “hackathon” be applied to other industries? October was CyberSecurity awareness week, and Facebook was not pulling any punches. Mashable: Facebook Hacks Its Employees to Teach Lessons on Cyber Attacks.

How to Create a Facebook Personality Quiz

ProProfs

Recently, a number of engaging quizzes have stirred up Facebook. Quizzes on popular TV shows such as Game of Thrones and Harry Potter are some of the most popular facebook quizzes that are smashing traffic records. Steps to Create a Facebook Personality Quiz.

7 Best tips For Informal Learning In Your Corporate

Your Training Edge

Provide learners with different products which help immediately without involving other people in the process. 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.

8 Productivity Tips for Online Course Creators

LearnDash

This could be anything from a simple note-taking app like Google Keep to a productivity organizer like Trello. Adopt a batch approach to production. Take the time now to put in place a realistic timeline for the production of your online course. Block your social medial accounts.

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? Getting your Facebook on.

Social Production

Kapp Notes

Here is the concept of Social Production as Tony and I covered in “Learning in 3D.” ” Social production is the means by which a software operating system or a digital encyclopedia can be created without the need for a large centralized hierarchy. In the past such forms of social production were limited and bounded in nature. Facebook works for Facebook members, not the other way around.

Evaluating Facebook and Twitter for e-Learning

eFront

Facebook and Twitter. The two biggest social sites on the web at the moment (there’s also Google+, but that’s for the most part a wasteland analysts say). All in all, the situation regarding Facebook and learning looks most like a wasted opportunity.

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

Dashe & Thomson

Where Facebook and LinkedIn serve mainly as social dashboards for our personal and professional networks, respectively, I see Twitter as a customized information portal. The point is, Tweet Deck gives me a completely customizable, real-time social learning feed.

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? Getting your Facebook on.

Microsoft So.cl: An Experiment In Social + Search + Learning

Upside Learning

Last week Microsoft launched a new network called so.cl – pronounced ‘social’ – which is being discussed all over the web. Is it the next Facebook? starts by offering Facebook credentials as a log-in choice but not Twitter, replaced by Windows Live.

The Power of Your Network | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Networking comes naturally for some people, but not-so-much for others. Why is networking so important anyway? From a personal perspective, networking builds new relationships through which you can share information, answer questions, and make new connections.

Product Review: Saba Social

eLearning 24-7

So, when I went and checked out Saba Social, Saba’s new social learning platform, I had very low expectations. Saba Social is a very solid product, that despite a few hiccups and “huh&# moments, achieves what it sets out to do, provide a user friendly social experience.

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Social Learning Cannot Be A Bolt-On Strategy

Learnnovators

I recently wrote about the challenges of integrating social learning in the workplace. Even as I was mulling over the topic and browsing through Dion Hinchcliffe’s posts for insights on social business, I had a moment of epiphany.

Blending social and mobile

Bottom-Line Performance

This is part 2: Blending social and mobile. The term “social learning” – along with “informal learning” – has been bandied about for a couple years. In social learning, there is typically less of an expert to learner focus and more of a “let’s all learn together” focus.

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.