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?

Connected pedagogy: Social networks

Learning with 'e's

Photo by Steve Wheeler In a previous post I outlined some of the metrics around the use of digital media, technologies and social networks. I wrote that: "The age of social technologies has radically transformed the way we live our lives, and that includes how we learn and teach. Most of us are connected to each other through numerous social media platforms. 2002) Smartmobs: The Next Social Revolution.

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How Social Networks Can Harness the Power of Weak Ties | Social.

Dashe & Thomson

The power of tools like Facebook, LinkedIn, and Yammer, are pretty astounding. A lot of the Social Media Mavens , however, are really ranting, not about the technology, but about the human dynamics related to social networking. If we separate the human aspect of social networking from the technology, we can learn a lot more about the power of networks – not just from today’s pundits, but from many years of sociological research on the topic.

Social networking is king

E-Learning Provocateur

Another principle that resonated with me was, in my own words: Social networking is king. Social networking has been around since the dawn of time. However, the exponential growth of online platforms such as Facebook and Twitter has taken it to a whole new stratosphere. Everyone knows the stats … Facebook has more than 200 million active users, equivalent to being the 5th largest country in the world.

12 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Authoring Tool

Fosway Group (2017), ’Fosway 9 – Grid Authoring Systems’ Share Stories with Screen Recording1 1 11Index: Table of contents gomolearning.com @gomolearning User-Generated Videos: Tapping into Social Sharing2 Quick, Accurate Auto-Captioning. These are just a few quick ideas that can visually.

The Web 3.0 Social Network

Learning with e's

I hope you enjoy it. :-) For many people the Social Web is simply far too complex to organise. Many of us have unwanted or unused Facebook, Myspace, Flickr or Bebo accounts 'out there' that we haven't visited or done anything with for a very long time. Some complain that they find it difficult to follow Twitter, update their LinkedIn site and carry on blogging, because there is just not enough time in the day. social networking, right here, right now.

Forums vs. Social Networks?

Clark Quinn

I'm debating the value of forum / group / threaded discussion software vs. social network software for a particular situation. Participation will eventually mean a lot of different things, but initially it will primarily be sharing ideas. Social Network Examples are Ning and KickApps. They form a network of people via interactions, groups, etc. Being a network, they generally are a little harder for people to understand.

Measurement & ROI for Social & Network Learning

Experiencing eLearning

These are my notes from the Learn Trends: Networked and Social Learning online mini-conference. Measurement & ROI for Social & Network Learning. How are you measuring social learning? Social & network learning really falls into the OTJ learning, not formal. In chat, vivien disagreed: “I don’t agree that social learning is always downstream of training intervention&#. This can be the social network.

Learning from others through Enterprise Social Networks (ESN)

Matrix

Observational learning is a major component of Bandura’s social learning theory. Social learning through networks. Social learning occurs pretty much all the time these days. Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Skype, online encyclopedias and group discussion boards are just some of the more popular social media applications being employed today. This is why within the workplace, L&D departments are often incorporating social learning into their programs.

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? I suppose I'm attracted to new ideas and approaches, I like to bring together ideas from different spaces, I like to innovate.

Developing a Results Driven Curriculum

assessments, or any initial ideas for the solution. XYZ Fire Association is a network of. Through their network, they identified a. some initial ideas or hypotheses regarding the solution. Giving them an opportunity to share ideas puts you in a. Developing a.

Web 3.0 Social Network

Learning with e's

For many people the Social Web is simply far too complex to organise. Many of us have unwanted or unused Facebook, Myspace, Flickr or Bebo accounts 'out there' that we haven't visited or done anything with for a very long time. Some complain that they find it difficult to follow Twitter, update their LinkedIn site and carry on blogging, because there is just not enough time in the day. tool that will give you more time by doing your social networking for you.

LinkedIn Launches Their Own LMS

LearnDash

In 2015 LinkedIn purchased Lynda.com, a premier provider in online training. It cost LinkedIn a hefty $1.5 After laying low for some time we are now seeing a new major way that LinkedIn plans to use their new asset: integrating it into LinkedIn Learning. This represents a fundamental shift for LinkedIn. The idea is to help cut the cost of content creation for businesses. Does this represent a shift in LinkedIn’s purpose?

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.

Why your Enterprise Social Network is your most valuable social learning platform

Jane Hart

In the workplace, social learning comes through social collaboration. Social learning is a natural everyday phenomenon; simply put, we learn from our colleagues as we work with them. For this reason the new enterprise social platforms (like Enterprise Social Networks (ESNs) that underpin social collaboration are your most valuable social learning platforms. Social learning

Thoughts on Social Networking

Moodle Journal

Going on as I do these days with regard to the value of social networking tools practices and the implications for collaboration in learning, which you may well have picked this up from a number of posts in this blog. Just recently, during the summer, I have been dipping into SNA (Social Network Analysis) this is a methodology for mapping and measuring relationships and flows in a system; this can be human or even data itself.

From Social Networking to Performance Widgets

Vignettes Learning

Gary VanAntwerp called my attention to this New York Times article At Social Site, Only the Businesslike Need Apply. The article caught my interest because it calls the attention to what LinkedIn plans to do to increase usage or interaction in their site. The new services could help LinkedIn fend off some new competition. It's about time e-learning and training professionals look at their social networking initiative in the same way as LinkedIn.

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. By sharing my ideas or thoughts or projects or interests I’m obviously creating and managing my brand (me) but I also hope to be of some influence to others working in the same sphere as me. I write here to share experiences and ideas, books I’ve read and reviewed , books I’ve written and curated , etc. LinkedIn. Facebook.

Make Your Social Network A Learning Tool

CLO Magazine

By understanding how informal networks communicate and collaborate, social network analysis can facilitate more effective learning program design and promote more innovative collaboration. Behind every official organization chart is a web of informal networks composed of individual relationships. Valuable resources and information flow through these networks in various ways, often outside any prescribed path or hierarchy.

italki - Social Network for Language Learning

Tony Karrer

There are other resources, but the use of a social network to find people who can help each other learn the language is a great idea. italki is an interesting website in the language learning space - which seems to be very busy these days. They provide the ability to connect with other learners who are trying to learn a language. People find each other using the site and then connect via chat, IM, voice/Skype, etc.

Drivers of Yammer use in the corporate sector

E-Learning Provocateur

It warms my heart to see my colleagues asking and answering questions, sharing web articles, crowdsourcing ideas, gathering feedback, praising team mates, comparing notes on where to buy the best coffee, and even whining a little. I’m happy to share my opinion with them (borne from my experience), but thus far I have been cognisant of the fact that I haven’t cross-checked my ideas against those of others in the corporate sector.

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New Hire Onboarding Blog or Social Network

Tony Karrer

Just wanted to through an idea at everyone that came up during several discussions today at DevLearn. or If they come into the company in waves, how about providing them a discussion group or better yet a social network tool that has good discussions as a means of communicating with each other and with coaches? How about asking select new hires to keep an inside the firewall blog as they begin their jobs at your company?

Wikis, Blogs and Social Networks Presentation Materials

Kapp Notes

Here are the handouts and the slides for the presentation that I did on Wikis, Blogs and Social Networks. I enjoyed the audience and had a lot of really great questions and ideas from the audience members themselves. It was a fun, hands on presentation where many of the attendees had a chance to create a blog and a wiki. This session esd conducted at the Training 2007 Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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How to Use Enterprise Social Networks to On-Board New Employees

Mindflash

One important way organizations can do this is to help new people “adjust” or “socialize” into the new organization. Organizational socialization goes back a long way, and includes fundamentals like helping new employees with role clarity, confidence in their ability to perform the work, social acceptance, and knowledge of how to navigate the organization. Enterprise social networks are certainly not a silver bullet.

Top Learning, Technology & Media Links: Weekly Digest – 4

Upside Learning

In continuation to our weekly roundup of the best links shared on Twitter and Facebook, here is a collection of our top 15 links from the last week, each accompanied by a quick brief. Social Networking: The Future. Where is social networking headed next? 10 Books Of Visual Ideas. Top 10 “Big Ideas” In Education. There are hundreds of ideas on ways to improve our education system and produce happier, more successful adults in future generations.

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Tips from TED: Presenting ideas to engage your teams

Degreed

How can you present ideas in ways that really truly engage your teams? Frame your communication around a unique idea. An idea is a unique angle of your topic. When you share your idea, your goal is to make your audience see your topic in a new or nuanced way.

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7 Best tips For Informal Learning In Your Corporate

Your Training Edge

Use the power of Social network. Everyone lives his own life but a lot of people share some parts of it in a Social network. They create groups where they discuss important topics and share ideas. Learners can discuss their ideas and tutors can share tips and feedback. Connect with her on Facebook or Twitter. Featured Featured Posts Learning & Development Training blogs informal learning managers social networks tutors

eSeminar: Social Networking Communications & eLearning: Tweeting in Adobe Captivate Course Modules

Adobe Captivate

As the web evolves it’s impossible to ignore the ever rising tide of social networking. The ability to micro-message, inquire, post & share our ideas, thoughts and questions in virtually every context has given rise to expectations that within our eLearning modules, students and teachers should be able to communicate effortlessly.

Where I Get Blog Post Ideas

Experiencing eLearning

They ask how I come up with ideas, especially when I’ve been blogging so long. My ideas for posts come from several sources. Online Discussions: When someone asks a good question in a forum (LinkedIn group discussions, eLearning Heroes, etc.), In fact, part of the content for this post came from a question someone asked me on LinkedIn. It also helps to sit down sometimes and just brainstorm topic ideas or potential post titles. Image Credit: Idea!

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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. These are nicely captured by this article as Tony Karrer pulls together a number of recent resources on the site to throw out some ideas. All of that said, Facebook is surprising me in terms of how well it works as a platform.

Don’t use Facebook for teaching your class – use Edmodo!

E-Learning Acupuncture

It’s a web-based social network space for teachers and students. Its safe and easy Facebook-like interface allows the class to collaborate, connect, share content, access homework, etc. So the idea of anywhere, any place, any device learning can be truly experienced using Edmodo. Afterwards, check out the Edmodo in Action page that showcases several examples on how Edmodo can be useful in Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, and Math classes.

Drivers of Yammer use in the corporate sector

E-Learning Provocateur

It warms my heart to see my colleagues asking and answering questions, sharing web articles, crowdsourcing ideas, gathering feedback, praising team mates, comparing notes on where to buy the best coffee, and even whining a little. I’m happy to share my opinion with them (borne from my experience), but thus far I have been cognisant of the fact that I haven’t cross-checked my ideas against those of others in the corporate sector.

Yammer 102

99 JavaScript ideas to make your eLearning Pop()

Adult Learning with Technology

Recently I came across this article on LinkedIn and wanted to share with the greater eLearning community. Zsolt Olah has created a fantastic resource that "99 JavaScript ideas to make your eLearning Pop()". Apps and Tools for eLearning eLearning eLearning Tools Articulate Articulate 360 Storyline

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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 ?

Linkedin Learning Product Review

eLearning 24-7

LinkedIn Learning to me is a digital learning platform. Administration back-end – Navigation is good, some of the features such as Best Practices from LinkedIn Learning is illogical (especially since in my test, because only one best practice had anything of use for the administrator (from the product or value add standpoint). The Header on the Learner Home Page (main learner screen for LinkedIn Learning). Or any of the other 200 social media sites?

JIVE's clearspace takes social networking behind the firewall

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

USAToday recently said that "Jive Software wants to be the Apple Computer of corporate social networks." The best way to try to describe it may be to say it's like a combination of Facebook, Google Docs, Netvibes/Pageflakes, Meebo and a little bit of Basecamp - for the enterprise. Jive calls itself a "social productivity" service. I love the idea of social productivity.

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Jeff Cobb’s New State of Association eLearning Report

Web Courseworks

As the explosion of social networking takes hold of the internet and the dynamics of information sources change, learning has taken on a new trend of being increasingly learner-centric. Mobile and personal computing technology combined with the ability to share information easily across a common platform such as Facebook, YouTube and blogs has provided a veritable gold mine of data. can help you quickly grasp the ideas that drive these phenomena.