Why I left Linkedin

Saffron Interactive

A couple of months back I made the decision to delete my LinkedIn profile, a decision greeted with incredulity from all quarters. By “one”, Tom was referring to LinkedIn’s classification as a “social media” platform, lumped in with Facebook, Twitter, Yammer, MySpace, Bebo, Friendster and the rest. What sets LinkedIn apart is that it’s considered to be the professional network; a platform you can use to build your career, not your social life.

Why I left Linkedin

Saffron Interactive

A couple of months back I made the decision to delete my LinkedIn profile, a decision greeted with incredulity from all quarters. By “one”, Tom was referring to LinkedIn’s classification as a “social media” platform, lumped in with Facebook, Twitter, Yammer, MySpace, Bebo, Friendster and the rest. What sets LinkedIn apart is that it’s considered to be the professional network; a platform you can use to build your career, not your social life.

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Establishing Connections on LinkedIn

eLearning Blender

Everybody talks about how great LinkedIn is so a while back I set up an account to see what everybody was talking about. So that raises the question; how do you establish connections on LinkedIn? After initially setting up the account, I did not revisit LinkedIn until recently reading a couple of articles praising linkedIn on Tony Karrer's blog. Now that I have joined the groups I need to dive into the forums and see what everybody is talking about.

Professional Services e-learning Forum meeting 14 March

From the Coleface

That’s why I founded the Professional Services e-learning Forum. Also look out for the Professional Services e-learning Forum group on Linkedin. As an L&D professional working in one of the UK’s leading accountancy or legal firms, do you wonder how other firms are taking advantage of mobile and social technologies in L&D? Why not find out by meeting your peers? .

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Success Formula for Discussion Forums in Financial Services

Tony Karrer

I received a question this week related to Discussion Forums for Knowledge Sharing at Capital City Bank : I successfully launched a discussion forum for a small group of lending assistants within my bank. That forum is still up and running. Since that time, I have attempted to introduce the discussion forum tool to two other work groups within the bank but I have not been very successful.

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BLOG: Summer Loving - What Were The Hot Topics at Learning Technologies Forum

Unicorn Training

Ask any three people at last month's Learning Technologies Summer Forum what the hottest topics in eLearning were and you would probably get three different answers. Lynda's recent purchase by LinkedIn for a staggering $1.6bn is the most dramatic sign of the times.This trend has important implications for LMSs too.Recognised eLearning expert and thought leader, Craig Weiss, has been predicting the rise of video learning for some time.

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Paper Cuts

Learnnovators

I posted this conundrum to Reddit’s Google Cardboard subreddit and to one of LinkedIn’s virtual reality discussion groups, both in vain. Thankfully I stumbled upon this discussion thread in the Google Photos Forum about a different problem, for which Russ Buchmann refers to the Photosphere XMP Tagger app (not a Google app). I’m late to the party, but finally I’ve gotten my hands onto Google Cardboard.

The Next Generation Learning Experience

Coorpacademy

This year’s event featured such diverse and thought-provoking speakers as Josh Bersin , Thought Leader and founder of Bersin by Deloitte, Gordon Fuller , Chief Learning Officer at IBM and Jon Addison , Head of Talent Solutions at LinkedIn. The World Economic Forum told us that over a third of the skills (35%) considered important in the workplace were expected to be entirely different by 2020.

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How Social Learning is Powering Up Today’s Workplaces

Learnnovators

Within that group, more than one-third either do not have a LinkedIn profile, or have fewer than 100 connections. 5 Steps To Use LinkedIn For Social Learning : In this article, Christopher Pappas explores some of the ways to leverage the power of social learning using the features offered by LinkedIn in our eLearning programs. This article discusses why LinkedIn is in a better position to invoke interest among enterprises. . THE QUOTE.

ROE Tips for Your Association’s Online Community

Association eLearning

Share this on LinkedIn. Association eLearning Blog Association Management Budgets and ROI eLearning Featured Posts Marketing Member Engagement & Retention Online Communities Strategic Planning Tips & Tricks ASAE association association community association goals Association ROE association ROI association strategic planning association website associations collaboration engagement measurement member engagement online community online forum reward roi

HOW SOCIAL LEARNING IS POWERING UP TODAY’S WORKPLACES

Learnnovators

Within that group, more than one-third either do not have a LinkedIn profile, or have fewer than 100 connections. 5 Steps To Use LinkedIn For Social Learning : In this article, Christopher Pappas explores some of the ways to leverage the power of social learning using the features offered by LinkedIn in our eLearning programs. This article discusses why LinkedIn is in a better position to invoke interest among enterprises. THE QUOTE.

The Story Arc Model: Combining Simulation and Story to Create Memorable Learning

Association eLearning

Share this on LinkedIn. Content Authoring eLearning eLearning News Game-based Learning Gamification Instructional Design Member Engagement & Retention Tips & Tricks elearning best practices game-based learning Learning Solutions Magazine online forum simulations story arc model When I began my career 20 years ago, I was designing some of the earliest CD-ROM based simulations for the US Navy.

Controlling Captivate – Pause IT!

TLC Media Design

Let’s go over a couple of examples: Recently on the Adobe and LinkedIn Captivate forums, questions have been. Welcome to another installment of Controlling Captivate. In this short post we’re going to show you a simple widget that will pause the last slide or all of your slides automatically. Why do you need this widget? Captivate eLearning Uncategorized Widget

I want to facilitate online discussions but how do I choose the right platform?

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

A discussion forum functionality is key for this purpose, other things are nice to have but often blur the decision about the forum to choose. First it is good to know that many many online platforms offer similar functionality: a discussion forum, the possibility of personal pages, one page with the members, a document sharing tools, the ability to create subgroups and management tools for administrators.

Insights in a Nutshell: Creating Engaging Learning Experiences for Leadership Development

InfoPro Learning

A recent LinkedIn report stated that 86% of companies rated leadership development as either an urgent or important matter and for good reason. An online forum was created to encourage interaction among the participants in each cohort. Leadership development programs are high in demand. In fact, developing new leaders is currently one of the top challenges for organizations all over the world.

Where I Get Blog Post Ideas

Experiencing eLearning

Online Discussions: When someone asks a good question in a forum (LinkedIn group discussions, eLearning Heroes, etc.), If I take 15 minutes to write a good response in a forum or email, I’m probably 30-40% done with a blog post, maybe more. In fact, part of the content for this post came from a question someone asked me on LinkedIn. When I talk to people about starting a blog, they often state they don’t have anything to write about.

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The Golden Age of Customer Feedback

Gyrus

Modern tools such as Twitter, LinkedIn, Forums, Facebook, YouTube, eCommerce and others can be used to promote lots of feedback at very reasonable costs. As an example of how to increase feedback, one tool mentioned above, “Forums,” can be setup in an afternoon. Used properly, a Feedback Forum can ensure a company’s products are on target, resulting in happier customers and higher sales.

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How Does Online LMS Systems Help to Boost Learner Engagement?

G-Cube

Several features which boost interaction levels among the employees include: Discussion forums- Online forums play a vital role in effective knowledge transfer. Newsfeed- Modern LMSs seamlessly integrate with social media sites such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and others to display updated news from different user-profiles- Learner, Trainer, Manager, and others. Adopting Blended, Gamification, and Social Learning for an Engaging Experience.

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How Do You Find A Great Instructional Design Company?

Spark Your Interest

Community Forums. A second option is to contact community forums and find accredited professionals. Articulate, for example, has a community forum called ‘E-Learning Heroes’ Here course creators get help on everything e-learning. Another site to search is LinkedIn. How Do You Find A Great Instructional Design Company? In an earlier article we discussed 10 Qualities and Skills of a Great Instructional Design Company.

How To Create a Duolingo Clone

LearnDash

The great thing about BadgeOS is that it can connect to a user’s LinkedIn profile so that they can take their achievements with them, so to speak. Core Feature #3: Forums. When you learn a language on Duolingo you have the opportunity to interact in course related forums. LearnDash has you covered with forums as well with the bbPress integration. If you have ever studied a language online then chances are you have come across the popular Duolingo program.

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Ways to Give Back to ELearning

LearnDash

This can be done in a LinkedIn group, response to a blog comment, or as a forum reply. Put a link to this course anywhere you exist online (in your email signature, forum signature, social networks, etc.). One of the things that makes the elearning industry so fantastic is how people are so eager to get involved and contribute something back to the community.

Your Course Won’t Sell Itself

LearnDash

You may find that in the beginning you have various strategies: Networking on LinkedIn. Posting in forums. For example, after 30-60 days you may see that Facebook and forums are generating the most leads. When creating an online course to sell there are two major challenges. First, you have to create a course worth buying. This requires market research and crafting your value statement in a way that resonates with your audience.

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Learning in the Workplace: Put Your Managers at the Helm

Absorb LMS

According to the World Economic Forum , “As the rate of skills change accelerates across both old and new roles in all industries, proactive and innovative skill-building and talent management is an urgent issue.” According to LinkedIn’s “ 2018 Workplace Learning Report ,” more than half of respondents said they would take a manager-suggested course.

Exploring the Benefits of Performance Management System for Modern Corporates

G-Cube

These support learning across social media platforms such as Facebook, LinkedIn, and others to boost overall engagement and track individual progress. Learners can access relevant training content on their personalized mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets, add comments, post queries on forums, and share new ideas with their peers. In today’s fast-paced world, organizations consider delivering performance-based learning solutions through corporate training.

Corporate MOOCs Reveal How Badging Can Boost Your Brand

Web Courseworks

A Massive Open Online Course, otherwise known as a MOOC, provides users with unlimited participation and access via the web by including interactive user forums to support community interactions between the users and the instructors. The results from the study show the incentive of receiving a badge on LinkedIn after completion of the corporate MOOC adds value to the user’s profile and contributes to the company brand.

No-Nonsense Employee Training: The Best Articles of This Week

Pract.us

How to Use LinkedIn Groups in Corporate eLearning. You may not have thought about LinkedIn for training, but this article will make you think differently. It offers some great ideas for using LinkedIn groups as a knowledge-sharing forum for your team. This week’s best articles for no-nonsense employee training. Every week, I read dozens of articles about management, human resources, and employee development.

3 Ways To Sell Your Courses

LearnDash

Participate in these forums and include a link to your course in your signature. These can be standalone forums or on social networks like Facebook and LinkedIn groups, This is easier than blogging because you don’t need to think of articles, but the potential reach is also not as great as it is for blogging. Once you have finished your online course you are probably eager to start making sales.

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Top Ten Tools for Learning 2011

Experiencing eLearning

LinkedIn is increasingly a place I find useful conversations and resources, especially in the groups. I’m so thankful for the active Moodle community and the wealth of knowledge available in the forums, community documentation, and other sources. This is the fifth year that Jane Hart has been collecting lists of top tools for learning. The list will be finalized on November 13, but you can see the ongoing results in this list.

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Simple Way To Market Your Course

LearnDash

LinkedIn advertising? Specifically, your digital signature in emails, forums, and other social networks. If you are part of online forums related to your course industry (you should be!) then include the same signature for all of your forum posts. When it comes to creating and selling courses the most important (and often difficult) part is marketing it. I am an advocate for starting early. When you’re creating your course, you should also be marketing it.

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21 top elearning communities

Sponge UK

Training journal forum. LinkedIn. LinkedIn. LinkedIn. LinkedIn. LinkedIn. Some cover a broad range of topics and others specialise, but they all offer a forum for discussion with likeminded professionals. The TJ Forum is a place for L&D professionals to share knowledge and opinions and to discuss any issues they feel affect their professional lives.”. Tap into the knowledgeable and helpful Training Journal readership in their forums.

Social Media in Small Business: Therapist, Cheering Squad and Taskmaster

OpenSesame

Find people in your job function on Twitter, in LinkedIn forums or on specialized professional networks. Social media can support productivity for people in many different situations. Are you a small business owner or freelancer? Is difficult to get input and support on your ideas and projects? Tap into bigger networks than just your office. Share content and ideas, ask for input and feedback or just simply build yourself a cheering squad. Right eLearning Solutions

Corporate MOOCs Reveal How Badging Can Boost Your Brand

Web Courseworks

A Massive Open Online Course, otherwise known as a MOOC, provides users with unlimited participation and access via the web by including interactive user forums to support community interactions between the users and the instructors. The results from the study show the incentive of receiving a badge on LinkedIn after completion of the corporate MOOC adds value to the user’s profile and contributes to the company brand.

6 Social Media Platforms, and How to Use Them for Your E-Learning

LearnDash

LinkedIn. For career-focused learners, LinkedIn can be a way for them to polish their professional credentials while they take your course. And because the purpose of LinkedIn is to promote professional qualifications, most users feel less hesitant about connecting with others on this platform. Like Facebook, LinkedIn also has a groups option, albeit one that’s been buried in its latest design reiteration. Convinced social media is right for your online course?

How to Reduce Your Course Development Costs By 90+ Per Cent

Absorb LMS

External discussion forums in the form of Facebook or LinkedIn groups, Reddit discussions, etc. Learners today are presented with a wealth of choices and opportunities for learning. They can turn to Blogs, wikis, social networks, video sites, etc. to find learning content. The problem, though, is that it can be difficult to find high quality, informative learning content among a massive sea of choices. How much stuff is out there?

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What L&D Professionals Should Know About Tin Can API

Upside Learning

I participated in discussion forums on Linkedin. Not one of these various forums/media of learning can be tracked by an LMS, yet it can’t be denied that these are effective learning methods. Ever since I first heard about the Tin Can API, I launched a full-fledged quest to learn and understand as much as I could about this development which was hailed by many in the elearning fraternity as a game-changer.

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