How Mobile Apps Can Act as Social Learning Tools

Origin Learning

Social learning and mobile learning have a lot in common. Instant messaging, e-mails, texts, social media interactions- all of these have become an inseparable part of our lives ever since the smartphone revolution has taken place. A lot of social learning is already happening on the mobile platform. You forward informative or entertaining messages, access social media to know what’s happening around, read and share content and what not.

Social Learning: An Ongoing Experiment

CLO Magazine

Psychologist Albert Bandura’s social learning theory suggests that people learn from one another through observation, imitation and modeling. It’s a compelling theory, and many organizations incorporate social learning into their learning and development function, especially with the growing array of technologies available today to facilitate such learning. Interestingly, the top motivators cited for using social learning technologies are more abstract than tangible.

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Mobile, Social, and eLearning-based L&D is the Future

Inkling

Employees crave interaction via instant message or message boards, and eLearning-based content platforms ensure that they have access to up-to-date information and resources. A trifecta of mobile, social, and eLearning-based training materials ensures an efficient team that’s satisfied with its access to career-enhancing knowledge. Provide a social component, because knowledge is meant for sharing.

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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.

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

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.

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?

“Seeding” Social Media for Engagement

Kapp Notes

The other day someone emailed me with a question of how to get social media usage going in an organization. Here are a few suggestions, First, I often “seed&# the use of a social networking tool with a basic question like “What do you think [this tool] can do for us?&# The people have to answer the question about using the social media tool with the social media tool (Discuss the use of a wiki, within a wiki).

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.

The Return of the (Digital) Native | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS The Return of the (Digital) Native by Jim on March 25, 2011 in mobile learning In recent years, we’ve all heard a lot about digital natives. Textbooks, blackboards, and overhead projectors remain the tools of choice for many teachers, at a time when their students are geared to learn from iPads, PowerPoint, and instant messaging.

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 is the Godzilla of social networks. Uncategorized elearning 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?), social networking itself is not going anywhere. But how about using social media as vehicles for eLearning? Facebook is the Godzilla of social networks. Uncategorized elearning social media

Five Myths of Social Learning

Xyleme

Home > Social Learning > Five Myths of Social Learning Five Myths of Social Learning December 3rd, 2009 Goto comments Leave a comment There is no question that the rise of social networks is creating a profound shift in the way training departments are delivering knowledge to their employees, partners, and customers. Social learning is disruptive and training organizations need to evolve or die, there is no disputing this. E-Social CM Media?

Social Software Adoption

Tony Karrer

Not surprising, the terms most closely associated with Adoption are Adoption of Social Software and Adoption of Enterprise 2.0. There are some great resources on this such as: Ten tips for choosing & using social software Adoption of Web 2.0 Revisited Social Media - The Challenge of Adoption - Rob’s Dummies Guide The secret sauce to successful Enterprise 2.0 The most popular technologies used are instant messaging (74%), wikis and team workspaces (67%), and blogs (51%).

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

EI Design

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 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? How can social learning help people learn?

Some Tools for Social Learning and How they Help Learning

Kapp Notes

Here is a table with some tools for social learning, short description of the tool, the best use for social learning for the tool and some examples. Short Text Messaging. Text message that are short bursts sent from a cell phone or a computer directly to another cell phone or computer. Instant messaging is the ability to write a quick message to another person and enter into a dialogue in real-time via only text-based messages.

Our Academy LMS is the world’s #2 Social LMS

Growth Engineering

Not only is our beloved Academy LMS the world’s #1 Next Generation LMS , and the world’s #1 LMS for Retail clients , it’s also the world’s #2 Social LMS! Here’s what she had to say: “Getting social is one of the most effective ways to engage your learners with their training, which is why we’ve gone all out to equip our Academy LMS with enough features to rival any social network! Social LMS. So what makes the Academy LMS so great for social learning ?

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

Learning Wire

It is no surprise that today more and more companies are using some form of social learning 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? In simple terms, social learning is learning with and from others. What is the relationship between social media and social learning?

Explore, Experiment and Experience the power of mobile learning

Origin Learning

Are you curious about the use of social media apps at work? Do you believe that ‘Instant Messaging’ is the rage? Mobile Learning mobile learning myths top mobile learning blog posts top mobile learning blogs use of social media apps at work way to integrate the mobile platform into the existing learning architecture WhatsApp be a mode of learning why mobile devices are so popular with peopleOur Top 5 Posts on Mobile Learning.

Asynchronous social learning is newer than you think

Clive on Learning

Historically, all social learning activities, whether one-to-one or group, would have been synchronous (real-time). Synchronous learning also benefited by technology; first the telephone and then online tools such as text chat, instant messaging, internet telephony and web conferencing. All very good, but the model remained synchronous = social and asynchronous = individual.

Lectora e-Learning and IBM to Offer Social Learning Solutions

Trivantis

Lectora e-Learning and IBM to Offer Social Learning Solutions. As social networks progress and online social learning grows in popularity, the need to implement social learning technologies within business settings becomes increasingly prevalent. Lectora e-Learning and IBM Software recognize this void and have partnered to provide social business solutions that better fit companies’ needs. Social Learning and Social Business. Forum. Logins.

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Face time

E-Learning Provocateur

We have asynchronous tools such as online discussion forums, synchronous tools such as instant messaging, and semi-synchronous tools such as Twitter. blended learning instructional design asynchronous conversation discussion face-to-face Helen Blunden human interaction isolation meetups online learning P2P peer-to-peer semi-synchronous social social presence social presence theory student synchronous

Hike: How Free Offline Messaging Works

Origin Learning

With the coming of affordable 2G and 3G networks for mobiles , it is like we have been hardwired to Instant Messaging (IM) on our phones. In fact, IM applications have evolved to provide much more than simple text-and-emoticon messaging. There is hardly any other free messaging app that brings traditional SMS and IM under one roof. The way messaging works without internet within Hike is interesting.

Top 100 Tools For Learning 2010 – C4LPT Survey

Upside Learning

Delicious – social bookmarking tool. Skype – instant messaging and VoIP call tool. Facebook – social networking site. Some observations: The top 10 is like a who’s who of social and informal learning tools. The complete list has a very strong bias towards social tools. This skew is probably because the people who participate in this survey are those at the cutting edge of information technology tools and are also socially more active on the web.

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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. Elgg is a social networking engine and publishing platform for running your own social networking site on a public or private server. Elgg is an aggregate of many social media technologies in one platform.

Twitter’s Impact on Your Brain-Same as Bilingualism

Kapp Notes

Adults must be socially stimulated to learn, which is why language retention is usually only successful for adults when they are immersed with other language-speakers. Bilingual people “build new bridges” in the brain, says Dr. Kuhl, a University of Washington professor and co-author of a recent study on social learning, and their brains are constantly adapting and reshuffling data as they translate. social media

37% Adults Use Social Networking - Adoption to e-Learning

Vignettes Learning

Social networking is perceived by many adults as waste of time. Financial Post reported that 37% of adults visit social networking sites, 27% who visit FaceBook create a profile. I remember the time when corporate managers where suspicious of instant messaging. This is perhaps changing. Today, it's part of our workplace tools. When technology helps us to do things faster and better,we adapt.

WhatsApp For Learning?

Origin Learning

But definition wise, it is a freely available, user friendly, cross-platform instant messaging app that requires an internet connection to work. No user IDs, no passwords- just the benefits of messaging, at a fraction of the cost. Social learning – The group chat feature in WhatsApp currently allows a group to have 50 participants. You probably say “WhatsApp” just as often as you’d ask someone “What’s up”. Or may be even more.

10 Essentials for Developing Virtual Leaders

InfoPro Learning

Communication Is the Key: Less Is More – Virtual leaders often assume that it is critical to continually engage team members with e-mails, instant messaging, etc. Some ideas include starting each WebEx or call with a few minutes of “what’s happening in your world” updates as well as using social media.

A new workforce reality: “remote first” work

OpenSesame

Seize the opportunity and invest in instant messaging software for your employees such as Slack. . With the coronavirus pandemic, you’ll probably run into the situation where a new hire starts, but most of the company is working from home due to social distancing. Choose a time in the day that you’ll turn off the computer and put your phone, at least email and instant-messaging, in do not disturb mode.

The role of Mentor in e-Learning: Adding the Human Touch

G-Cube

There are divergent views on the benefits of Mentors in e-learning, but with increasing availability of internet connections and social collaboration platforms, the ‘pros’ are fast increasing compared to the ‘cons’! Similarly, many social collaboration platforms can be utilized- free of cost. In the absence of social or organizational status, appearance or behavioral expectations in electronic communication between mentors and learners, the latter opens up more.

The Importance of Informal Learning at the Workplace

Origin Learning

20% of learning is social. One can never discount the popularity of message boards and forums in learning and knowledge-sharing. The advent of social learning is just an off-shoot of the original forums and the friendly banter there though to a wider more open audience now with all the bells and whistles of apps, emojis, stickers, instant messaging etc.

How to Improve Communication with Remote Employees

KnowledgeCity

Furthermore, other communication breakdowns can result from teams working remotely : Socialization opportunities than encourage bonding and the company culture can easily be forgotten in remote teams. Set up a group discussion board or instant messaging location. Maybe you can avoid sending them instant messages or calling them during certain hours. Avoid instant messaging employees every 30 minutes.

10 resources that I found valuable in January 2013

Jane Hart

It’s partly a creature of collaborative technologies, such as email, instant messages, Web-based conferencing, internal social networks and so on. Instant access to information and services isn’t just convenient — it’s how we live our lives. ” Social learning

Survey shows people take training as infrequently as they go to a conference; but they learn continuously in other ways

Jane Hart

Search the Social Web (using Google. Connect with others in public social networks. Participate in an enterprise social network/. Live chats/instant messages/Skype chats. Social learningLast week I invited readers to take my latest Learning in the Workplace survey , where I asked how regularly are you “learning” in the workplace.

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