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.

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. There have been many suggestions on how to use twitter to supplement learning , but less has been written about Facebook supplementing learning efforts – which begs the question: can Facebook be a tool for elearning? If you have a nifty Facebook app, you can get users involved pretty quickly. elearning social learning training

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Why Facebook Adopted Social Learning, And How You Can Set Up A Social Learning Group

eLearning Industry

Social Learning Editors' Choice Facebook For eLearning Facebook For Social Learning Social Learning PlatformOne of the largest and most influential companies in the world made its first strategic move into eLearning, and hardly anyone noticed. This post was first published on eLearning Industry.

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&#. We’ve been hearing about need for collaboration and social tools within learning and the LMS quite frequently in last twelve months but last week a couple of clients actually mentioned ‘Facebook’ is what they need in their LMS. ‘Facebook’ is just the metaphor…. Do you want Facebook in your LMS?

Social Learning Is Way Beyond Facebook Groups – Here’s Why

Clarity Consultants

While having discussions in a Facebook group can certainly be beneficial, social learning goes far beyond that approach. If you want to incorporate more social learning mechanisms, here are a few to consider. The post Social Learning Is Way Beyond Facebook Groups – Here’s Why appeared first on Clarity Consultants - Training Development.

The Facebook Of Learning: Leveraging What Makes Social Media Engaging

eLearning Industry

Social Learning Facebook For eLearning Learner Engagement Social Learning Tips Social MediaLearning purists are reticent when someone puts forward innovative approaches. Like it or not, we're living in constantly changing realities, and refusing to adapt is no longer an option. This article provokes thought about how to making learning more engaging through innovative approaches. This post was first published on eLearning Industry.

efront LMS integration with Facebook

eFront

Lately we’ve been talking a lot about using Facebook as a learning platform. Social is integral to learning in the workforce today – and learning platforms need to be able to support formal and informal, personalized and social learning. We took that into consideration with the eFront platform which comes with a rich set of social tools that facilitate the communication and social learning process together with an easy-to-use Facebook integration plugin.

9 Facebook Features To Consider For Your Next eLearning Project

eLearning Industry

Are you making the most of social media in your eLearning strategy? In this article, I’ll highlight 9 Facebook features to consider for your upcoming eLearning project. Social Learning Facebook For eLearning Facebook For Social Learning Social Learning TipsThis post was first published on eLearning Industry.

Beyond Facebook: Social Media Training For Today's Employees

eLearning Industry

This is how to get started with social media training for employees in 2020, from topics to cover to training frequency. Employee Performance Corporate Training Social Learning Tips Social MediaThis post was first published on eLearning Industry.

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. If you’re interested you can join the LearnDash Facebook group here. After spending a bit of time in this Facebook group and others I have really started to think about the impact these groups have on a business. PROs to Using Facebook Groups.

Facebook Fatigue?

Kapp Notes

An article, Teens Experiencing Facebook Fatigue , provided some interesting findings about the social networking site, Facebook. According to the article: A survey of 600 teens ages 13 to 17 in late April found that teens spend two hours per day online on average, 80% of which is spent using a social network. These same teens are, however, showing signs of “Facebook Fatigue.”

Facebook for Educators

Moodle Journal

I have in past postings made both positive and not so positive remarks regarding the use of Facebook as part of course delivery. In one particular year, I certainly managed to get pretty much wholesale agreement with using the social network for both easy contact and handing out achievement comments’ and graphical badges and general course information. I also came across this rather large sample of (The teachers guide to using Facebook) Facebook the missing manual from OReilly.

Facebook for e-Learning

eFront

News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 11/07/2010 Facebook for e-Learning Facebook objective is " to help you connect and share with the people in your life ". At the same time, Facebook is one of the fastest growing social networks that helps people communicate efficiently with their friends, families, coworkers, and classmates. What about course content for use with Facebook?

8 Unconventional Ways To Promote Your LMS On Facebook

eLearning Industry

Not if you know how to use social media to your advantage. In this article, I’ll share 8 creative ways to promote your LMS on Facebook. Learning Management Systems Facebook For eLearning LMS Vendors Social Learning PlatformBuilding your brand and boosting your conversion rates don’t have to put you over budget. This post was first published on eLearning Industry.

7 Social Media Marketing Tips for Online Courses

LearnDash

How to understand your platforms and audience for social media marketing. But social media is an excellent way to attract an audience, and to keep those who follow you reminded of everything you offer. Next, find your competitors on social and see what they’re posting.

What Can eLearning Learn from Facebook?

eLearning Brothers

In February 2016, Facebook celebrated its 12 th birthday. According to data released by Facebook, at the end of December 2015, there were 1.59 billion monthly Facebook users. If you look at how Facebook has grown, matured, and become part of our daily (if not hourly) life, there are tips, tricks, and insights that designers of eLearning can glean from Facebook’s success. It didn’t take all that long for the team at Facebook to listen to their users’ complaints.

Quick Review of Izzui – The Facebook LMS

LearnDash

Facebook is being used for a whole lot more than comments and pictures these days. Not too long ago, an ambitious Facebook app called Izzui came about with the goal of allowing people the opportunity to create and sell training on the world’s most popular social networking platform. Naturally, Izzui cannot shake the Facebook branding, so it loses a bit of identity.

Captions Increase Viewership for Facebook Video Ads by 12%

3Play Media

In reaction to an internal study on user behavior, Facebook made updates to its video ad features. Facebook video ads auto-play without sound and with closed captions forced on. Plus, Facebook can add automatically generated captions to videos that don’t have captions uploaded.

How To Use Social Media For Successful Learning And Development

eLearning Industry

The modern workforce in any organization today mostly consists of individuals who have been using social media for at least a decade or so, and as a result, their daily habits, communication style, as well as interests have been affected by it.

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. In order to teach employees about the dangers of security breaches, Facebook launched a series of security threats and fake phishing sites to see how employees would respond. Mashable: Facebook Hacks Its Employees to Teach Lessons on Cyber Attacks.

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. Facebook is STILL the most convenient way to get connected to friends, get updated on existing friends, find new people, build relationships and express identities – so the big Facebook advantage is that your audience is most definitely there. We have written about Facebook apps for elearning before in this post!

Facebook Apprenticeship

Clark Quinn

Jay Cross has an interesting post about using Facebook in the organization, and makes a connection I hadn’t seen (and wish I had :).  He’s citing another post on FaceBook and the Enterprise, where JP Rangaswami posits that Facebook can be used to allow individuals to track what their bosses are doing, as role models. I’m not sure Facebook is the right tool, but a combination of tools might make sense and Facebook’s APIs might make it possible.Â

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. Who is Facebook?

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. They are generating more Facebook comment threads than any viral posts in the site’s history. Recently, I found my cousin took a personality quiz on Facebook to find out which kind of burger she was. Steps to Create a Facebook Personality Quiz.

Facebook: why data privacy matters

Interactive Services

In the midst of posting your name, pictures, and background on social media sites, did you ever consider who your information reaches, beyond your family and friends? Just last week I posted a picture on my Facebook account. Since this is the type of content I am regularly posting on Facebook, it’s silly to think that if I was hacked, a hacker could have anything to gain from a picture of a young boy and his dog.

Part 2: Using Facebook as a learning platform (videos)

eFront

For those who missed last week’s post “ Part 1: Using Facebook as a learning platform ” we shared some important links for instructors interested in using Facebook with students. Using Facebook to teach: Bullis School teacher Sara Romeyn talks about using Facebook as a teaching tool in her AP U.S. A Facebook group allows members to communicate with one another, and to receive notification of what the administrator posts on the group’s wall.

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). So how about Facebook, which also allows you to post videos but on top of that offers a lot of extra capabilities, including Group pages, wall posts, personal messages, and the ability to embed fully interactive applications (including the ability to monetize them)?

Giving Facebook a try

Moodle Journal

The other day I had an email from our network manager with a link to a BBC news item promoting the use of social networking in colleges using Facebook ; strange that I often go to some lengths in separating social from computer networking during conversations, still. The article suggests that using Facebook, improves both engagement and retention, mmm. I have for some reason, that right now I am not completely sure why, avoided using Facebook with my classes.

The drama of Facebook

Learning with 'e's

The world''s largest and most successful social network, Facebook - celebrated its tenth anniversary in February 2014. Facebook is a social phenomenon that cannot be ignored. One social anthropologist in particular might have had a great deal to say about the Facebook effect. Erving Goffman is well known for work on psychiatric asylums, social rituals and stigma. Perhaps his best known work is embodied in his Drama model of social interaction.

Facebook as a Learning Platform

Tony Karrer

Facebook seems to be coming up everywhere the past few weeks. The most recent, which finally got me to post, was a Stephen Downes post - I'm Majoring in Facebook, How about You? The class has each student creating applications in Facebook and presenting to potential investors. Why is Facebook so hot right now? What is Facebook? Facebook is a pretty simple application with fairly standard social network functionality.

Engaging course alumni using Facebook: the case of Ruforum

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

To start with an interview with Carolyn Nandozi from Uganda about her experiences facilitating a facebook group for alumni. RUFORUM has done this using Facebook. Below my question and Nandozi's answers Nandozi, can you describe how the Facebook group started? have several platforms such as Youtube, Flickr, Twitter, Linkedin but I will focus on the Facebook Alumni Platform - / (see the picture to have an idea how the facebook platform looks like)."

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. But as fellow social media marketers know, it’s not just nyan cat and double rainbow memes ALL the time…. You can grab images from the web, re-purpose customer content, or combine images to make the perfect visual element for your social posts.

Social Media Policy?

Clark Quinn

So what’s your social media policy? Facebook, is for me, the place I be me. I can see a B2C company using Facebook, but that’s not me, so it’s not a biz place. Oddly, I used to connect to almost anyone related to elearning on Facebook, but I realized that was a mistake. Other social media tools I use for specific things include Yammer, Skype, and of course dedicated tools like Google Docs of various sorts, Doodle, and more. social

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? Whether one personally likes the service or not, there’s no arguing that Facebook is the world’s most popular social media platform. Getting your Facebook on. Configuring eFrontPro for Facebook authentication is quite easy to achieve.

Social Media vs. Social Learning

Integrated Learnings

Most of us have Facebook accounts and collaborate with friends, family and colleagues through this media. We also use tools such as Twitter, LinkedIn and other social media. In a lot of cases, we are using internal corporate social media tools to collaborate. This has included reading some books, attending some webinars, and talking with other learning professionals about how they are making social media work in a learning environment. By Dean Hawkinson.

7 Reasons Social Media Boosts Social Learning

TOPYX LMS

There are good reasons why companies should use Facebook as a means of promoting social learning. Too many business owners don’t take advantage of this free social media network out of fear that employees will abuse their social media privileges. As a result, entire companies miss out on all of Facebook’s social learning benefits. Use Facebook to Your Company’s Advantage. Like social media, social media learning is a relatively new idea.

Facebook Platform

Tony Karrer

Stephen Downes picked up my post on Facebook As a Learning Platform. He commented: To be clear, I do not think that Facebook itself is really a learning environment. Something like the social network operating system , maybe. I also feel like Facebook is a bit creaky and as Thomas Vanderwal's recent post Facebook for Business or LinkedIn Gets More Valuable points out, as you use Facebook more and have more friends, it seems to get harder to use.