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How We Use Social Media for Informal Learning

Bottom-Line Performance

Vendors talk about social learning like its something revolutionary, but I’m here to tell you its not. Informal learning is an everyday thing. Social media tools are just another platform we use to learn from each-other and find information serendipitously. We’ve found our own niche in the social media solar system… and it takes our team 30ish minutes a week to fully participate. Why Social media chats work for 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.

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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

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. elearning social learning

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.

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.

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 Media and Social Learning – Where R We now?

eLearning 24-7

You have probably been bombarded with lots of social learning surveys over the past few weeks. But to understand the topic, you first have to understand the basics – social media. Because without it, you cannot have social learning. In order for social learning to exist you need to have the following: social media plus e-learning. And, let us clear up another point: social learning is not just social networking.

eLearning - Social Media - Mobile Learning

Tony Karrer

eLearning Learning Hot List - May 15, 2009 to May 22, 2009 Top Posts The following are the top posts from featured sources based on social signals. Choose the Right Pilot Group - Kapp Notes , May 22, 2009 Presentation: Social Bookmarking with Delicious - Don't Waste Your Time , May 15, 2009 Discovering Instructional Design, Part 1 - The E-Learning Curve , May 19, 2009 Meeting icebreaker-How to get a group to acknowledge differences in perceptions.

Social Media Offerings which can b used in Social Learning

eLearning 24-7

Social media types with examples. New social media types are being created, identified and defined constantly. Bi-weekly updates, which can be found on the “Social Media Page&# under my Essentials section, that debuts on Monday. With the exception of crowdsourcing, all other social media types can be used in social learning. Social Bookmarking – Delicious - spelled often as del.icio.us

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. Industry Social Learning LMS Feature Set.

6 Tips To Keep Your Online Academy Discussion Forums Alive

Dan Keckan

Discussion forums offer the ultimate place to share ideas, comments, and feedback. Online social media habits can be replicated in eLearning discussion forums. eLearning Best Practices Interactive eLearning Online Discussions Online Training Social Learning Tips

Essential Social Learning Features Supported By Modern Learning Management Systems At The Workplace

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Today, organizations realize the potential of delivering e-learning experiences to boost employee engagement, retention and workplace productivity. Earlier, the social capabilities of Learning Management Systems (LMSs) were not so useful, because no one knew how to deploy and support them. It was assumed that trainers would access social spaces at regular intervals and interact with the learners, keeping e-courses updated all the time. LMS Modern LMS Social Learning

5 Tips for Using Social Media in eLearning

DigitalChalk eLearning

As social media continues to grow in popularity in the eLearning industry, there are many benefits and values to using it. Social media can increase employee and student participation; learners are more likely to stay engaged to complete the program if they are able to reach out to peers involved. How can you use social media in eLearning? We’ve put together 5 simple tips to help you use social media to share and connect with educational material.

What Makes Social Learning so Interesting?

Gyrus

​. What Makes Social Learning so Interesting? A Comprehensive Examination of Social Media in Our Learning Programs. Social learning, relied solely on what one could obtain in a classroom setting, working with direct peers, or what could be conveyed back in forth on a phone. Thanks in large part to the advent of social media, we as humans are accessible from anywhere in the world. The post What Makes Social Learning so Interesting?

#SLCONF 2012–Social Learning in action

Lars is Learning

Last Thursday I attended the #SLCONF Social Learning Conference in London. It largely practiced what it preached – in that it proved to be a highly social discussion and effective forum for sharing ideas and experiences with an experienced group of professionals and practitioners. social networking social media social learning mobile learning #SLCONF motivation

Drivers of Yammer use in the corporate sector

E-Learning Provocateur

Nonetheless, some sort of management of the forum is considered important in driving its use. In summary, then, we see that enterprise social networking is multifaceted. In the meantime, bear in mind that social forums grow organically. Yammer has been quite a success at my workplace. Not off the charts like at Deloitte , yet very much alive and growing.

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The Unexplored Water of Social Learning

HCMguru

As an L&D (Learning and Development) professional, have you ever thought of the humongous success some businesses have achieved making use of social media? According to the popular L&D blogger, Sophia Grainger , there is nothing that had been as successful as social media platforms in terms of generating engagement. A lot can be learned from internal influencers (popular digital personalities within a specific industry domain).

4 Social Learning Facts You Should Know

LearnDash

Social media giants like FaceBook and the like demonstrate the possibilities that we have available to us when it comes to social learning despite being remote. The concept of social learning isn’t necessarily new, but the technology that we have available now does make certain aspects of proprietary. To help you get a bit more acquainted with social learning in 2013, see some of the facts below, as originally mentioned by aragonresearch.com: 1.

Research Shows Companies Should Encourage Social Learning

TOPYX LMS

How different this type of modern information transmission is from that of centuries past when behaviors and theories were learned by observation and practice. In other words, learning has gone from being informal and organic to formal and structured. Employees Learn Best When They Learn Informally. Informal learning is the polar opposite of formal learning. In the article What Is Informal Learning? , Observe the opinions of others in a forum.

Social Learning, Strategically

Clark Quinn

Increasingly, as I look around, I see folks addressing learning technology tactics; they’ll make a mobile app, they’ll try out a simulation game, they’ll put in a portal. I’ll use social media as an example. Talking with my ITA colleague Jay Cross at lunch the other day, it occurred to me that I was seeing the same pattern with social media that I see elsewhere. social strategy

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How Social Learning is Powering Up Today’s Workplaces

Learnnovators

Learning would be exceedingly laborious, not to mention hazardous, if people had to rely solely on the effects of their own actions to inform them what to do. 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). “

Taming the social learning ‘beast’ for organizational learning

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Much of the learning in the workplace is now becoming learner-driven – a perfect setting for social and collaborative learning. With a little structure, social learning can be a huge success for organizational learning. How to drive Social Learning strategy in an organization? Traditionally, most enterprise-wide training and learning initiatives are have a top to bottom flow. Identify your social learning champions.

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. Now, we have talked about the benefits of social learning.

Utilizing Social Learning for Workplace Learning: What Can Learners and Managers Do?

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Social media is here to stay. Modern users are utilizing social media in a number of ways – get updates, shop, connect, collaboration and even learn. Social learning tools which are easily accessible to all can be extremely effective for corporate trainings as well, aiding and re-enforcing the effects of formal learning initiatives. What can Learners do to ensure Social Learning success? e-Learning

Social Learning Tips to Engage Learners: A Corporate Learning Perspective

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E-Learning and technology-aided learning in the workplace allows more flexibility and increases access to learning by huge proportions. It is then not a surprise that technology-aided learning is now being adopted by a majority of forward thinking organizations. A strictly linear structure, where an e-course is simply made available on the technology-aided learning platform maybe sufficient for the self-motivated learners, but not suitable for all. e-Learning

Top 9 Competencies of an Informal/Social Learning Designer

Learnnovators

It is exciting to be part of the learning revolution happening around us, with new learning paradigms and technologies emerging on a daily basis. Thanks to the inherent quality of learning designers, we find it easy to adapt to most of these changes. However, some of the shifts may require us to move beyond the traditional definitions of ‘learning’. Course design (formal learning blended with the right mix of informal and social learning).

Drivers of Yammer use in the corporate sector

E-Learning Provocateur

Nonetheless, some sort of management of the forum is considered important in driving its use. In summary, then, we see that enterprise social networking is multifaceted. In the meantime, bear in mind that social forums grow organically. Yammer has been quite a success at my workplace. Not off the charts like at Deloitte , yet very much alive and growing.

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Social Learning for Engaging Learners

Ed App

Social learning is defined as learning with and from others. Social learning could be about acquiring knowledge on any topic and in any environment – while conversing casually with friends, colleagues, or through social media like Facebook or Twitter. Social learning has become part of the learning strategies in the corporate world. Utilizing social learning. Essentials of a social learning portal.

Four roles for social media in workplace learning

Clive on Learning

I write this as I travel to Birmingham to participate in a panel discussion with Nick Shackleton-Jones and Robin Hoyle on the role of social media in learning. The discussion forms part of the agenda for the World of Learning Conference, an event that I have enjoyed participating in for something like ten years now. There is no question whatsoever that social media is transforming our personal and business lives. Tags: social networking

HOW SOCIAL LEARNING IS POWERING UP TODAY’S WORKPLACES

Learnnovators

Learning would be exceedingly laborious, not to mention hazardous, if people had to rely solely on the effects of their own actions to inform them what to do. 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.

Is the pedagogy of MOOCs flawed?

E-Learning Provocateur

Her counter argument was that the pedagogical devices that I cited – readings, online discussion forums, social media groups and local meetups – are the same learning and teaching functionalities available in any LMS. That of course is not to say that the e-learning designer is prevented from using these devices; for example, he or she might leverage other non-LMS technology within the organisation or in the cloud.

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.

Social Learning and LMSs Marketplace

eLearning 24-7

As social learning continues to grow, LMS/LCMS vendors are taking various approaches. While some view themselves as “social learning&# savvy, incorporating various components, others seem to see themselves as just sitting on the sidelines. LMS/LCMS vendors are following one of three approaches when it comes to social learning. It is not as though, social learning is going to disappear. Social bookmarking. E-Learning 24/7.

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. Let’s examine some top benefits of social learning in organizations.

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. Some companies will use “Level 2: Learning” to measure whether the learners have mastered the training course content.

How Does the Blend of Social Learning and Microlearning Boost the Overall Learning Uptake?

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In such instances, there is a huge scope to deliver effective e-learning solutions by blending social learning and microlearning strategies. Social learning is associated with learning in groups or interacting via chats or forums across different social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter. Organizations prefer combining social learning with microlearning to boost the overall learning uptake.

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

Talented Learning

Social learning. It is essential for any association learning management system (LMS). Yet no one can define “social learning” in a nutshell, because there is no universally accepted meaning. As LMS consultants , we’ve helped many different types of associations define their learning technology requirements. Public social media vs. private association social learning? Social for some or all learners?

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. Social Learning

Social play can be Social Learning

Ideaon

I have been asked a half-dozen times about my thoughts on Social Learning within corporations. At work we do use social tools such as Skype, Yahoo Messenger and YouTube for learning purposes. When I ask about social learning in the work place, I normally get blank stares from potential clients, “Do you mean I should allow my employees play on Facebook at work?” This makes me wonder whether everyone is classifying social learning as social playing.