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Social Networks

Clark Quinn

This week we looked at Social Networks. Here are some thoughts on this topic, especially thoughts around social networks for learning. Starting with Social Networking was a blessing and a curse. Social networks have a tendency to be a bit messy. Virginia Yonkers told us - I would like to know how to manage the information flows in social networks. How do we do this in the social network environment?

Too Many Social Networks?

Tony Karrer

I just read David Warlicks' post - I Just Don't Get it Yet â€" Social Networks where he discusses his recent experience with several Ning generated social networks including: I've joined Library 2.0 , School 2.0 , and Classroom 2.0. I have a personal page, just like my daughter's Facebook page. There is a forum, with some great conversations, but it's a forum. I've tried out several social network tools and have had a similar reaction.

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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. Social media - fad or forever? As I've used each of these I've been struck by how easily this format (social sites) could be used as a platform for business learning.

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.

How Social Learning is Powering Up Today’s Workplaces

Learnnovators

” – Albert Bandura (Originator of Social Learning Theory). “ We’re still seeing an avoidance of social learning, the continual use of courses as the only solution, and consequently organizations that can’t adapt fast enough.” – Clark Quinn. We, at Learnnovators, have always been fascinated by the enormous power of social learning, and have been following up researches and discussions by experts around this subject closely for some time now. THE QUOTE.

Social Silliness

Clark Quinn

Someone pointed me to a post that touted the benefits of social learning. However, as I perused it, I saw that was a bit of social silliness. What follows are a series of five tips about applying social learning. Let’s go through them: A Facebook Group Or A Forum, or both. But Facebook is not ! Expecting everyone to have to be open to being on Facebook isn’t a good expectation. No social silliness, it needs to be seriously addressed.

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HOW SOCIAL LEARNING IS POWERING UP TODAY’S WORKPLACES

Learnnovators

Fortunately, most human behaviour is learned observationally through modelling; from observing others one forms an idea of how new behaviours are performed, and on later occasions this coded information serves as a guide for action.” – Albert Bandura (Originator of Social Learning Theory) “ The research isn’t heartening. Some of the questions we had in mind were: What benefits does social learning offer to workplaces of today? How will social learning evolve in the coming years?

Social LMS: The future of online education

Academy of Mine

But one of the critical features of any LMS must be an integrated “Social Platform” which is not just a nice to have feature but a “must have” for any modern LMS. Below are some of the features that make a Social LMS super powerful and effective for both teachers and students. The idea of a forum could be done in a couple of ways: a) Open Forum which allows any members to participate.

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Questioning social media

Clive on Learning

The recent arrival of a new social network in the form of Google+ has given cause for reflection from some long-serving social media users and advocates. Cammy Bean describes how she has been Taking a TechFast to relieve her symptoms of SoMeFat (social media fatigue), which has been "heightened now with the additional disorder of Multiple Social Network Disorder (Facebook, Twitter, and now Google+ to keep up with!)." social networking social medi

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. It feels like you are in the pub of this social network.

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

LearnDash

Convinced social media is right for your online course? Social media isn’t for every course. That said, not every social media platform works the same way, and your first step in determining if it’s right for you probably involves a closer look at the options available. Here’s a quick guide through the top six social networks, and how you can use them as part of your online course. Facebook. LinkedIn. elearning social learning

Should You Use Social Media in Your Course?

LearnDash

A look at the advantages, disadvantages, and underlying purpose of social media in the classroom. Social media is among the most prominent of these resources , and there’s a strong temptation for many online educators to find creative ways to use it in their course. However, social media isn’t for everyone—or every course. A quick break down the pro’s and con’s, shows us the following: Key advantages of social media include: User familiarity. elearning social learnin

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

Your Training Edge

So you are ready to design your own massive open online course (MOOC) and you want to incorporate social media. Since then, social learning tools have exploded onto the market. At a minimum, most MOOCs today use discussion boards, blogs, and microblogs, and many have some kind of dedicated social network. One difference that affects the use of social media is the potential audience and the type of content. Facebook, aka social networking.

Top Social Learning LMS Features

Talented Learning

In 2016, most people are accustomed to social media and the conventions associated with profiles, friends, posts, liking and sharing. But how are these new social business behaviors influencing social learning features of today’s learning management systems (LMS)? We wanted to find out, so we surveyed 74 diverse LMS vendors about the social learning functionality available in their platforms. In reality, this social LMS feature set was all sales sizzle.

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

Your Training Edge

So you are ready to design your own massive open online course (MOOC) and you want to incorporate social media. Since then, social learning tools have exploded onto the market. At a minimum, most MOOCs today use discussion boards, blogs, and microblogs, and many have some kind of dedicated social network. One difference that affects the use of social media is the potential audience and the type of content. Facebook, aka social networking.

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

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Analyzing the ROI of Social Media in Training by Jim on May 3, 2011 in social learning A continuing theme among my blog posts has been the difficulty of demonstrating the ROI of social learning initiatives. So, long story short, social media once again proves its immense utility in a world where Web 2.0

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

Your Training Edge

So you are ready to design your own massive open online course (MOOC) and you want to incorporate social media. Since then, social learning tools have exploded onto the market. At a minimum, most MOOCs today use discussion boards, blogs, and microblogs, and many have some kind of dedicated social network. One difference that affects the use of social media is the potential audience and the type of content. Facebook, aka social networking.

Social Learning for Associations: What to Expect in a Modern LMS

Talented Learning

Social learning. Yet no one can define “social learning” in a nutshell, because there is no universally accepted meaning. Almost always, we find association leaders who are unsure about precisely where social functionality should fit into their learning strategies, and which social features are best for their members’ needs. Public social media vs. private association social learning? Social at the member, group or content level?

Using Social Media for Learning: Tools & Practices #BHsocialmedia

Learning Visions

Tom Werner, Chief Research Officer, Brandon Hall [link] LMSs are adding social features – including RSS feeds, peer ratings of content. Social media allow: Conversations to continue after training Peer-to-peer interaction in groups – so learners can continue to learn Find individualized answers (by approaching instructors and fellow learners) Share your own content Makes training more efficient Can shorten formal training, because the conversation continues. social social media

How To Use Social Learning To Boost Collaborative Learning

Wizcabin

Although collaborative learning is an essential approach, one can further enhance it with the use of social learning. In this article, we’ll be looking at how you can use social learning to boost collaborative learning. What is social learning? Social learning involves human social efforts, to acquire new behaviors, through observing and imitating others. Asynchronous Form: via group discussion, forums, interaction, seminars, etc.

Promoting Social Learning

eLearning Blender

You've got the cool new informal or social learning tool up and ready to go now you're ready for the masses to arrive and start using it. Then comes the harsh reality that it is hard work promoting the use of informal or social media tools within an organization. So, what are some ways to encourage the use of social media tools that are obviously beneficial to the workforce? I recently implemented a Wiki and discussion forums for different uses.

Professional Services e-learning Forum meeting 14 March

From the Coleface

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? That’s why I founded the Professional Services e-learning Forum. The main themes will be mobile and social. Also look out for the Professional Services e-learning Forum group on Linkedin.

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Re-evaluating Evaluation | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Re-evaluating Evaluation by Barbara on March 16, 2011 in Project Management/Project Delivery For years, I have dutifully included a description of Kirkpatrick’s Four Levels of Learning Evaluation in every proposal for every company I have worked with.

Kirkpatrick Revisited | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Kirkpatrick Revisited by Barbara on April 18, 2011 in Instructional Design After I finished my post a few weeks ago on Reevaluating Evaluation , I found out that Donald Kirkpatrick , the granddaddy of the Four Levels of Evaluation, was taking a farewell tour before his retirement and would be presenting a workshop at the American Society of Training and Development (ASTD) in Minneapolis.

They’re not like us

E-Learning Provocateur

We share knowledge on Twitter, contribute to discussions on LinkedIn, read books, write blogs, comment on blogs, subscribe to industry magazines, share links to online articles, watch videos, and participate in MOOCs. Or a discussion forum that supports an inhouse training program: 1% of the participants will fall short of the critical mass that is required to develop a rich, diverse and meaningful discussion.

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Using social media for eLearning (a look at the top 6 social platforms)

eFront

Social media have become an indispensable part of modern life. A huge part of our social lives already happens online rather than in the “real world” And while individual social media networks might rise and fall (remember MySpace?), social networking itself is not going anywhere. But how about using social media as vehicles for eLearning? Facebook. Facebook is the Godzilla of social networks. LinkedIn.

Using social media for eLearning (a look at the top 6 social platforms)

eFront

Social media have become an indispensable part of modern life. A huge part of our social lives already happens online rather than in the “real world” And while individual social media networks might rise and fall (remember MySpace?), social networking itself is not going anywhere. But how about using social media as vehicles for eLearning? Facebook. Facebook is the Godzilla of social networks. LinkedIn.

Why You Should Adopt Social Learning

EI Design

It is exciting to be part of the new era in corporate learning that leverages on social and collaborative learning. Today, social learning is more than a buzz and is increasingly used by forward thinking organizations to foster collaborative learning and more significantly its application on the job. Here is why you should adopt social learning, from both learners’ and businesses’ perspectives. Why You Need To Adopt Social Learning. Social Learning

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. RUFORUM is he Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM), a consortium of 29 universities in Eastern, Central and Southern Africa and was established in 2004. RUFORUM has a mandate to oversee graduate training and networks of specialization.

Social Grid Follow-up

Tony Karrer

Last week I did a webinar with Mark Sylvester of Intronetworks - Tapping the Social Grid. The crux of the talk was: Why being able to tap into the social grid is important for concept workers. A few of the tools and methods I use to tap into the social grid. Leveraging Networks is Key Skill and the most important Knowledge Worker Skill Gap. I asked via Twitter and in the session for other tools/methods that people use for Tapping into Your Social Grid. Facebook.

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What is social learning and how can you use it to foster collaborative learning

Adobe Captivate

What is social learning and how can you use it to foster collaborative learning. It is no surprise that today more and more companies are using some form of social learning solutions in their learning strategies that enables employees to learn from each other. In this article, I will touch upon the concept of social learning, its benefits and how can it be used meaningfully in an organisation to enhance collaborative learning. What is social learning?

The Social Learning Revolution in eLearning

TalentLMS

The boom in social media and the round-the-clock need to connect in communities is doing wonders for the eLearning industry. Social learning is an age-old learning and teaching strategy, backed by many cognitive scientists. While retouching social learning theories is a requirement for this article, we cannot overstate the benefits this effort can incur for training professionals. Leveraging social learning with the eLearning content is the new norm of eLearning courses.

7 lessons how to use social media in an event with social media beginners

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

Last year we've experimented with various social media to improve a sharing event for about 100 participants (for more details see my older blogpost ). This is not too difficult when all your participants are social media adepts, you announce your hashtags and off they go. However, in this case the majority wasn't actively using social media. So how can you still use social media? The evaluation was quite positive about the effect of using social media.