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!

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.

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How I use social media professionally

Challenge to Learn

Recently a company ask me to to give them an introduction in the usage of social media, by explaining to them how I use it. I actively started using LinkedIn (my first social media site) in 2004. This weekend I read an old but interesting post on LinkedIn strategies.

Sell Courses Using Facebook Ads

LearnDash

Be it in a blog, writing on other sites, videos, or a podcast. However, Facebook has now emerged as the “go-to” advertising platform. Problem is, Facebook advertising can be intimidating. Wondering where to learn about Facebook advertising?

Sharing

Technology Enhanced Learning Blog

I wanted to reflect a little on my own ‘sharing’ here, and try and split the sharing from social media, if possible. There are obvious easy ways to write about my sharing (per platform) but also I want to think about the why ? Blogging. LinkedIn. Facebook.

Engaging course alumni using Facebook: the case of Ruforum

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

It's been a bit quiet on this blog because I had a nice long summer holiday - with a trip to Cambodja with my family which was wonderful. From now on - I'll try to blog weekly again. RUFORUM has done this using Facebook. How to engage people who are not on Facebook?

7 Best tips For Informal Learning In Your Corporate

Your Training Edge

Your team can be successful if you want, so arrange meetings, give materials to them online, suggest a tuition teacher , create a blog or a group to share information and achievements. Use the power of Social network. Blogs are needed.

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 ?

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.

How to Lead the Facebook Generation

Mindflash

Gary Hamel, in his weekly WSJ.com blog, writes about the Facebook generation and ways fortune Fortune 500 companies aren’t prepared to deal with this new crop of workers. Training Help Uncategorized employees facebook management workers

How (Not) To Write Marketing Posts

Clark Quinn

It seems like there’s some baseline social media marketing course that everyone takes. So, the steps seem to be: Write a post (more below). Write to every blog author you find and offer them to link to your post. And, as one of the people who blogs (e.g.

Blogging to Build Your Business

Experiencing eLearning

I recently gave a presentation to the Online Network of Independent Learning Professionals about blogging to build your business. This is specifically about what I have learned about blogging to build your reputation as a learning consultant over my 9+ years of blogging.

Recommended Reading Summary: A Chapter of “Emerging Technologies for the Classroom”

Adobe Captivate

I’ve since started writing chapter summaries (here is the last article ) so people can “preview” some of the great books out there and hopefully end up reading them! 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.

LinkedIn Guide for Knowledge Workers

Tony Karrer

I do a lot of presentations where one of the topics is how to use LinkedIn more effectively as part of your knowledge work. In most cases, I will ask for a show of hands: How many of you have a LinkedIn Account? How many of you actively use LinkedIn? How many of you get really high value from LinkedIn? - Now down to 2-5% I am continually surprised by this result ( Getting Value from LinkedIn ). I can't remember how I could get things done without LinkedIn.

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.

4 Tips to Writing eLearning Scripts That Sing

Association eLearning

Wouldn’t you like to write a script with that kind of impact? According to Bean, the first tip to writing a great eLearning script is to write like a human. First, when you’re writing, remember “Frank” – the human not the “learner.” Share this on Facebook.

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

Experiencing eLearning

Patterns of writing now aren’t the same as they were in the past. We communicate in small bursts of writing. “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.

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. In my last blog post I wrote about leveraging the Law of the Few to manage change in the workplace.

How do you cite Facebook? - APA Style

E-learning Uncovered

Find tutorials, the APA Style Blog, how to format papers in APA Style, and other Your introductory guide to citing, referencing and academic writing at QUT. QUT cite|writeThe authority on APA Style and the 6th edition of the APA Publication Manual.

Writing Daily Reports as a First Step to Strong Team Building

Your Training Edge

This is writing daily reports. It takes some time to write a sufficient report. How to write a progress report. To write an effective progress report, you need to understand to which aspects you should pay attention and how exactly to compel your research.

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George Orwell's Advice for Writing eLearning Content

Integrated Learnings

Though highly interactive , problem-based eLearning can help maintain engagement, completing these activities usually requires learners to read words that we write. In a culture of multi-tasking skimmers, we must write as clearly and concisely as possible to help keep learners motivated. Practical Writing Advice from George Orwell. Especially for those of us who write training materials. His essay builds a case for six simple writing rules. --1-- By Shelley A.

The changing Web

Learning with e's

This is number 4 in the series of blog posts entitled 'Shaping Education for the Future.' Social media - often referred to as Web 2.0 , or the participatory Web - is shaping up to be one of the most important tool sets available to support the promotion of change in education.

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Our Favorite Game Design Blogs

Upside Learning

The other is to look at other’s experiences, and there are many who’ve documented their game design experiences in various blogs. Philomath Games – A constantly updated blog that includes posts that discuss a variety of game design and development issues.

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Writing Distractors for Multiple Choice Questions

Integrated Learnings

For instance, if you need learners to identify what button to click on to begin a procedure in a system, don’t write a multiple choice question where the options are names of buttons. Simply writing “bad” statements as distracters misses an opportunity to show learners valid examples and non-examples of applying a skill. So how does one write good distracters? So when it comes to writing distracters. Instead, write a distracter that illustrates just one.

Web 2.0 - A Tool for Driving Performance

Bottom-Line Performance

companies deny employees access to social networking sites and 54% of HR decision makers have encountered or have had to discipline employees for wasting time on the internet(3). What should be a culmination of multifaceted feedback throughout the year becomes a scramble to write what is effectively a limited summary of the last 6 weeks of a person’s performance. 4) Social Networking: A force for Development? Performance management is a top HR challenge.

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Re-evaluating Evaluation | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

One of my discoveries was Jane Bozarth , who writes a monthly column called “Nuts and Bolts” in Learning Solutions Magazine. Blog this! Download the whitepaper » Blog this! Search the blog Popular Latest Comments Tags Web-Based, Instructor-Led, EPSS?

Understanding Web 2.0

Integrated Learnings

Wikipedia has a write up on Web 2.0 are social networking, web mashups, and using the web to store and create content. Social networking is a crazy buzz word right now. Twitter , a micro-blogging and status update technology, is one of among many ways that web users are using social technology to share information. I think of popular web based social networking technologies as breaking down into three categories. Mashup Blog

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What Copywriting Can Teach Us About Writing for an Audience

Association eLearning

How might that help you in writing your content? Write at an 8th Grade Level or Less. There are some publications that write below that, even as low as a 5th grade level. A good way to do this is to make up someone you write your content to. Share this on Facebook.

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Analyzing the ROI of Social Media in Training | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

In no realm has this been more evident than in our constant encouragement of the use of internal social media networks as a crucial benefit-multiplier for any employee training project. As she writes: “A recent Gallup study found that firms with engaged workforces have 2.6

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. Blogs, writing and reading. I know that blogs are not as hot anymore as they were 10 years ago, but for me they are still very important. Following other blogs is much more difficult.

Blogging: Five of the best

Learning with e's

Photo by Florian Klauer on unsplash I have been privileged over the past few years to have garnered a good audience for my writing. As this blog approaches 8.5 I have doctored the image with speech bubbles to illustrate my zeal for educational blogging (read it to discover the joke).

Facebook? How? Why?

Learning Rocks

Partly because I've been busy, but partly because, inspired by Drew Meyers , I joined Facebook a few weeks ago - after all, who could resist a line like "How Facebook is completely changing the internet." About the same time about a dozen of my close friends (not distant acquaintances, people I speak/write to at least weekly) were doing the same thing. What I'm less certain about is the idea that Facebook itself is the ideal place to do this (or here or here ).

Facebook? How? Why?

Learning Rocks

Partly because I've been busy, but partly because, inspired by Drew Meyers , I joined Facebook a few weeks ago - after all, who could resist a line like "How Facebook is completely changing the internet." About the same time about a dozen of my close friends (not distant acquaintances, people I speak/write to at least weekly) were doing the same thing. What I'm less certain about is the idea that Facebook itself is the ideal place to do this (or here or here ).

5 Great Tips to Write Engaging Quiz Questions for Marketing

ProProfs

On July 7, 2014, a food blog shared a quiz called “Which cake are you?” on social media. So, the first thing that you need to take care of when deciding on how to write a quiz should be the quality of the questions. Top 5 Tips to Write Engaging Quiz Questions.

Can Games Transform the World? | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Can Games Transform the World? If a receipt looked suspicious, players could write a description and hit an Investigate This! Blog this!