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.

What drives Social Media Learning?

Origin Learning

Knowledge economy may provide information aplenty but equally challenging is the skill gaps especially given the resource crunch that organizations are facing everywhere. Then, why not look at ways of making “formal” learning happen in the most informal environment as well?

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eLearning Content And Social Media

eLearning Brothers

You want your eLearners to stay with you much more than 8 seconds and be engaged by your social media marketing (SMM) content. From a content marketing professional’s perspective, every eLearning platform should populate more than one if not all major social media platforms.

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.

Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success

take the same training at the same time also benefit from the social nature of this learning. Performance support is the extra bits of information or reminders that extend the training. Secret 4: Socialize the Learning with Others. Seven Simple Secrets to.

Social learning is not the same as social media

Clive on Learning

I have noticed in recent discussions just how confusing it can get when social learning is regarded as synonymous with the use of social media. First of all, social learning pre-dates social media by thousands of years. social media

Using Social Media to Drive Social Learning

ATD Learning Technologies

The ATD and i4cp study Instructional Design Now: A New Age of Learning and Beyond reported in early 2015 that social learning was in use by fewer than three in 10 organizations. Here’s a look at the full results: Make access to social learning easy and fast; 68%.

Revisiting My Learning Journey on Social Media

ID Reflections

On my way to office today, I was pondering about my evolving use of social media. As I see colleagues and friends and peers still struggling to comprehend how to use social media for “learning” and often expressing skepticism, I thought I’d share my journey in brief.

The Pros of Social Media for E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

The training industry is changing rapidly and technology plays a big role in that change, especially social media. Today, I’d like to discuss a few pros of social media as it relates to our industry and then I’ll follow it up with a post on some of the cons.

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.

Social media for trainers – a review

Clive on Learning

As I have been travelling east and west across the UK this week, I’ve been taking a look at Jane Bozarth’s Social Media for Trainers on my Kindle. This is not a book that spends a lot of time developing a theory of social learning; this is highly practical stuff, and the better for it.

Brain science meets social media

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

An example: sleep is very important for processing new information and new stimuli. I'm working a lot with sociale media and communities of practice. We hope to combine insights from brain science with the way you can use social media in learning processes.

Social Media Learning: how to integrate intellectual, working and human capital…

Origin Learning

“Breakneck speed” is a term that can best describe the explosion of data and information in the current digitally-disruptive era. Citing a third party research report, he points out that “Social selling is leading to efficacy gains by 50%.”

Social media and reflection: marriage or divorce?

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

Social media in organisations has been a difficult topic and sometimes bothers me. I do believe however in finding an optimal use of social media to support individual and collective learning and innovation. Most of the time a smarter use of media may help.

Social Media for eLearning Professional Development (Part 1)

eLearning Brothers

Thanks to social media we have some great suggestions for how you can continue to develop your skills for free! The discussions and resources on Twitter provide the eLearning community with information, connections, and inspiration.

Training & Social Media: Fitting Into the Modern Marketing Mix

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

Potential customers can and are researching and learning about products and services online and within their ever-growing trusted social network. Social media is paving the way for scaling one-to-one interactions. Social Media training by Rosie Hausler.

Training & Social Media: Fitting Into the Modern Marketing Mix

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

Potential customers can and are researching and learning about products and services online and within their ever-growing trusted social network. Social media is paving the way for scaling one-to-one interactions. Social Media training by Rosie Hausler.

Podcast: Build your Social Media Presence with Barb Smith

Learningtogo

If you’ve been thinking about expanding your digital footprint and not sure just how to begin, you will want to listen to my interview with Barb Smith, web designer and social media consultant, specializing in small businesses like yours.

Free E-Learning Tutorial: Choosing a Social Media Platform for Formal and Informal Learning

Connect Thinking

This is the first of a series of three podcasts exploring social media platforms for formal and informal learning in organisations. This episode explores things to think about when choosing a social media platform for learning. Announcement Social Media Strategy

Do you have a Social Media Policy?

B Online Learning

A while ago I attended a conference presentation, called Letting It All In: Social Media & Policy in Your Organisation by Michelle Lentz. The session allowed attendees the chance to reflect on why we need a social media policy and how to get started.

Various ways to use social media as a facilitator or trainer

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

More and more often we meet trainers and facilitators who are working mainly face-to-face and would like to use the opportunity of social media to facilitate more online because it may enhance the quality of your trajectory. Social media form an integral part of the learning trajectory.

Election Day – Using Social Media Campaign Methods to Enhance Learning Programs

Gyrus

Election Day – Using Social Media Campaign Methods to Enhance Learning Programs. In order to provide a thorough campaign platform, I’ve opted into solely discussing innovative approaches parties are taking in the realm of social media.

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?),

Tools for conviviality? Illich and social media

Learning with e's

Ivan Illich hoped for a time when the transmission model of education, or ''funnels'', would be replaced by ''educational webs'' - his notion of what we now recognise as social networks. What would Illich have made of the social web?

Competition Finalist 4: Top 10 Startup Social Media Curation Tools for Social Learning in the Workplace

eFront

is a one-stop shop for social media and content curation publishing. When you post on your topic page, you can easily share to your social networks including Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Google+. Learnist is the latest social media curation tool for education , still in beta! Mentormob is a social media startup curation tool who make learning online free and accessible to the entire world. This post was submitted by Duma Cornel Lucian.

Social Media Strategy thoughts

Clark Quinn

What is a social media strategy for outreach? I’m mentioning these as two of the most viable and visible tools for social media engagement. If an organization is on social media, and increasingly they should be, it needs to be interactive. You need information: photos, events. Your Twitter strategy should be aligned with your Facebook strategy, so your tweets point to new information on Facebook, your Facebook account reflects your tweets, etc.

My professional use of social media and communication tools

Challenge to Learn

I noticed that I use more and more social media tools and different tools to communicate. Zite will show you information based on keywords you give in. It also has a magazine like interface and the advantage is that you will get information from outside your standard network.

Social Media for Trainers: Filled with Great Ideas and Techniques

Kapp Notes

Social Media for Trainers is a great book for understanding the ways to leverage social media to extend training beyond the traditional four walls. Jane does a great job of keeping the information simple, straight forward and to the point. She starts with a basic description of social media and then covers all the biggies, Twitter, Facebook(online communities), Blogs, and wikis.

Social Media for Trainers: Filled with Great Ideas and Techniques

Kapp Notes

Social Media for Trainers is a great book for understanding the ways to leverage social media to extend training beyond the traditional four walls. Jane does a great job of keeping the information simple, straight forward and to the point. She starts with a basic description of social media and then covers all the biggies, Twitter, Facebook(online communities), Blogs, and wikis.

Motivation is More Important Than Information

Association eLearning

Motivation > Information”. Why Motivation > Information. On the other hand, motivated people who don’t have the information they need try to find it. Most Training Doesn’t Address Motivation, It Addresses Information. It’s pretty easy to give people information.

Fundamentals of Social Media Support for Learning by Pam Boiros

Learning Solutions Magazine

Social interaction has always been, along with experience and practice, a mainstay of learning for human beings. Until recently, this took place primarily in the “informal” arena. Here is an overview and a set of tips for adding powerful social support for learning.

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. There is no question whatsoever that social media is transforming our personal and business lives. Whether or not l&d professionals or senior managers embrace social media doesn't really matter in the long run, because there is no turning back, only futile resistance.

Social Media for eLearning Professional Development (Part 2)

eLearning Brothers

Thanks to social media there are ways you can continue to develop your skills for free! These groups can aid in your professional development by expanding your network, providing you with industry information, and introducing new concepts in eLearning design.

Org Development and Social Media

Clark Quinn

With my ITA colleagues, I’ve been looking at how to help organizations broaden the scope of the learning function to include informal and social learning, and leverage them to make organizations more successful. And, given that it’s not about the technology, it ends up being a lot about how to create environments where social media can be used effectively. Is it business information systems? social strategy

Social Media Metrics

Clark Quinn

I continue to get asked about social learning metrics. This is true whether you’re talking about formal learning, informal learning, or whatever. But I digress… So, let’s say you are interested in seeing what social media can do for your organization: what are you not seeing but need to? Metrics for informal learning aren’t rocket science, but instead mapping of best principles into specific contexts. social strategy

Social Media for Informal Learning: Part 1

ATD Learning Technologies

The proliferation of social media has re-ignited interest in informal learning processes. In the first of three articles, we identify five social media tools that you’re probably already familiar with that you can use to support informal learning in your organization. Click here to read full version

Be a Persuasive Storyteller in Social Media - Tip #128

Vignettes Learning

Social Media and the Leader Results of a survey showed that 75% of employees perceived that social media presence improves the ability to lead. Build social presence by choosing a network where most of your audience is active.

10 Social Media Tools For Learning

The eLearning Coach

Do you have a training or information need that could benefit from a social media strategy? So here are descriptions of ten applications representing different social media technologies that promote learning. Category: Social Networking Platform.

Associations’ Mission to Teach: Social Media vs. Formal Education

Web Courseworks

Social media discussions have become a common way to obtain information. Relying on listservs to share information among a community of practitioners has evolved into launching social media networks. Educators, however, would argue that “informal learning”, although [.]. eLearning association distance learning elearning formal education Google instructional design Jon Aleckson social media Web Courseworks