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. Social Network Examples are Ning and KickApps. However, they typically try to give a better sense of the person and make interactions more social. Some thoughts I have about why we might adopt threaded discussions / forum software vs. adopting a social network solution.

Training and Social Media Taught Me to Tie a Tie

E-learning Uncovered

This method of knowledge sharing has worked fine for years (because there were really no other options) but I think with the momentum of social media, employees are going to push to change this. But what is new is the social media component. The social media component provides the medium for discussions about the learning, the discussion that is as equally as valuable as the learning event itself. When a course is intergraded on a social media platform, learners can interact.

Training and Social Media Taught Me to Tie a Tie

E-learning Uncovered

This method of knowledge sharing has worked fine for years (because there were really no other options) but I think with the momentum of social media, employees are going to push to change this. But what is new is the social media component. The social media component provides the medium for discussions about the learning, the discussion that is as equally as valuable as the learning event itself. When a course is intergraded on a social media platform, learners can interact.

Keeping Up - April's Big Question

eLearning Cyclops

It is tough to stay on top of all the great stuff being offered out there, but the blogs and social media certainly help. Cloud Blogging Social Media Twitter Google e-Learning Cloud ComputingApril's Big Question from Learning Circuits is "How to Keep up?" This is in reference the immense and rapidly expanding technology tools. It is tough to stay on top of all the emerging tools. However, being involved in an e-learning community is a big help.

Web 2.0 Applications in Learning

Tony Karrer

Question 1 - What are the most likely ways / places your organization might or does use Blogs, Wikis, Social Bookmarking, Social Networking or Collaboration Tools? IBM I only briefly mentioned how other organizations are adopting these tools in a big way - The Wall Street Journal - June 18 2007 - social networking at IBM 26,000 registered blogs. DogEar – Social Bookmarking BluePages - employee-controlled profiles of 400,000 employees Daily online newsletter called w3.

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