Social Media Policy?

Clark Quinn

So what’s your social media policy? I believe that if you find someone interesting, and follow both their blogs and their tweets, you can see what they’re tracking and then their reflections, and use them as a mentor. A stealth mentor, as I like to call it ;). Other social media tools I use for specific things include Yammer, Skype, and of course dedicated tools like Google Docs of various sorts, Doodle, and more. social

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.

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Business Social Media Benefits

Clark Quinn

For the latter, I was asked to address the question: “what businesses can learn from allowing employees to access social networking sites, and how allowing social networking can benefit businesses?&# If you block social media at work, they’ll take the ‘social media cigarette break’ and step outside with their phones (you can’t stop the signal), because they need their network to answer questions, share ideas, and more.

7 Tips To Turn Social Media-Savvy Employees Into Peer Support Online Coaches

Dan Keckan

Social media isn’t just for sharing viral videos or funny memes. Corporate eLearning Coaching And Mentoring Collaborative Learning Corporate eLearning Best Practices Social Media

Using Social Media for Learning: Tools & Practices #BHsocialmedia

Learning Visions

Tom Werner, Chief Research Officer, Brandon Hall [link] LMSs are adding social features – including RSS feeds, peer ratings of content. Social media allow: Conversations to continue after training Peer-to-peer interaction in groups – so learners can continue to learn Find individualized answers (by approaching instructors and fellow learners) Share your own content Makes training more efficient Can shorten formal training, because the conversation continues.

Do You Need a Mentor or a Network?

Experiencing eLearning

Will you be my mentor?” ” “Will you be my mentor? ” Maria left the coffee shop feeling a bit deflated and surprised that Jack didn’t agree to be her mentor. Requests for Mentors. Here’s a sampling of messages I’ve received in the last few months: “I’ve been on the lookout for experienced professionals such as you who can offer professional advice/opinions and if possible act as a mentor to our team.”

Selling Social Media for Learning: ASTD Big Question

Kapp Notes

This month's ASTD Learning Circuit's Blog Big Question is "How do I communicate the value of social media as a learning tool to my organization?" Here are several ways to help sell Social Media in an organization. Address a Business Need The most important element in communicating the value of Social Media is to solve a pressing business need. If you try to sell the use of social media as a technology play, it will not work.

(Webinar) Getting Started With Social: Why Learning and Development Struggles With Social Media, and How to Fix It

Bottom-Line Performance

Bottom-Line Performance is excited to present “Getting Started With Social,” a webinar geared towards Learning and Development folks just getting started with social media themselves, or trying to get a team of newbies to embrace social media for learning development. Why are learning and development folks slow to embrace social media into their learning and training? Social media is more than just a buzzword.

(Webinar) Getting Started With Social: Why Learning and Development Struggles With Social Media, and How to Fix It

Bottom-Line Performance

Bottom-Line Performance is excited to present “Getting Started With Social,” a webinar geared towards Learning and Development folks just getting started with social media themselves, or trying to get a team of newbies to embrace social media for learning development. Why are learning and development folks slow to embrace social media into their learning and training? Social media is more than just a buzzword.

Online Mentoring: How Technology Can Enhance Connectivity

Chronus

One of the great things about mentoring is the real, human connection that’s created by two or more people. It gets us back to a time before social media – before we considered a “like” a meaningful interaction with another person. Mobile App for Mentoring on the Go.

5.1 Reasons How and Why to Build Learning with Social Media

Wonderful Brain

Using social media (SM) to prepare material for instructional design, courseware and webinars and such is the flip side of the same coin that encourages social media as intake media. A Social Collective. People learn best in a social context and are self-directed, particularly when focused on a specific task. Point…since social media is an online ecology shouldn’t its construction be too? Change Futurism Social Media

The Human Factor: Social Media as Mentoring Platforms by Mary Arnold

Learning Solutions Magazine

Have you ever thought of social learning platforms as knowledge management tools – ways to store an organization’s knowledge so it can be tapped as needed? Could knowledge management be mentoring with a new name? Here is a brief collection of ways to use social learning platforms to promote sharing of knowledge and experience, to give guidance to those who need it, and to get a better ROI. Tags: Social Media

Stealth mentoring

Clark Quinn

I was looking for any previous post I’d made about stealth mentoring, so I could refer to it in a post I was writing, and I couldn’t find it. by pointing to things on Twitter or leaving bookmarks at a social bookmarking site), you can put together what’s interesting to them and what their resulting thoughts are, and start seeing the trajectory of their thinking and learning. meta-learning social

Note to men: Mentor her! (Yes, even during a pandemic)

CLO Magazine

Social distancing during COVID-19 is uncomfortable and challenging, but it also creates unique opportunities for men mentoring women to continue to be reliable and caring colleagues. Mentoring in times of high stress and uncertainty. The post Note to men: Mentor her!

Integrating The Top 5 Social Media Platforms Into Your eLearning Course

TalentLMS

Social media is an integral part of our lives. Each and every day we log on to Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and other social networks to catch up on the latest news and reach out to friends and family. Social media platforms can also be an invaluable tool in eLearning course design. In recent years social media sites have steadily risen in popularity. Here are some useful tips for each of the 5 top social media platforms.

Megatrends in MOOCs: #6 More Social, More Collaborative

Your Training Edge

If you were asked to name the top three current trends in business in general, my guess is that “social” would make the list. To say that social media has flipped the business world on its head isn’t an understatement—from product development to marketing to customer relations and beyond, tools like Facebook and Twitter have completely changed how companies function. 81 percent agree that social media is valuable for employee learning.

9 Definitive Blended Training Strategies to Coach and Mentor Your High-performance Employees

EI Design

One way to bridge that gap, between the discovery and utilization of talent, is to train high-performers through coaching and mentoring. What Does Coaching and Mentoring Mean? How Exactly Does Coaching and Mentoring Help Organizations and High-performance Employees?

Webinar - Skills - Social Media - Best of eLearning Learning - July 2009

eLearning Learning Posts

Your Social Learning System As A Profit Center. The following are the top items from featured sources based on social signals. Social Business Design: Insights from HP’s WaterCooler - Skilful Minds , July 15, 2009 We need to begin seriously discussing “how Social Media Thinking will impact the greater whole of the company.&#. Is Social Learning a fad? The following are the top other items based on social signals. Social Media (62).

The Future Of Your Organization Is In Its Culture Of Learning

Your Training Edge

Ask for informal learning opportunities like interacting with coworkers or collaborating through social networks. Help employees utilize deep learning resources by encouraging them to share their knowledge with you and others, helping mentors pass on knowledge more efficiently through hands-on learning, and introduce reverse mentoring to help older employees learn skills from newer employees.

Employee Engagement: Learning From Leading Tech Companies

Your Training Edge

Each employee is assigned with a mentor and is given full access to the Facebook code. eLearning Featured Featured Posts employee engagement social mediaPeople are not alike so there is no perfect strategy or technique to personalize each employee experience and improve his/her engagement. Each person is responsible for their level of engagement at work. However, most companies that do drive phenomenal employee engagement have something in common.

Discovering 3 new faces of mentoring

Matrix

Mentoring is definitely not a recent concept. The benefits of having good mentoring programs within the organization are great. Mentoring encourages the development of a corporate learning culture , a culture where employees take an active role in the dissemination of knowledge and best practices among peers. The new faces of mentoring. Group mentoring. The Millennials are a very social bunch. Micro mentoring. Reverse mentoring.

Recommended Reading Summary: A Chapter of “Emerging Technologies for the Classroom”

Adobe Captivate

Chapter 9: “ Like, Comment, Share: Collaboration and Civic Engagement Within Social Network Sites ,” by Greenhow and Lee, in Emerging Technologies for the Classroom: A Learning Sciences Perspective. Social media and social networking sites allow individuals and groups to collaborate and learn together. Social media has a different impact on the learning experience, compared to technology that is often utilized in the learning environment.

Using MOOCs: Finding and Onboarding New Employees

Your Training Edge

In a December Harvard Business Review article, Jeanne Meister identified MOOCs as one of the top three social media tools companies are using to find job candidates. The process of onboarding typically lasts for about 90 days and can include everything from formal training courses to job shadowing, mentoring, and so on. This immediate interaction can promote social engagement and, with any luck, reduce the chances they will jump ship early on in the process.

Fear of Change in Learning & Development

Your Training Edge

From e-learning and social networking to flexible hours and highly advanced MOOCs, we have the proof that training is changing, yet it is important to continuously examine the same in terms of numbers. It would be good to investigate if regular work-group talks, quality circles, mentor programs or any other way than management planned training, are there to ensure the same required outcomes.

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Mentoring in Today’s Workplace: Another Layer of Training

ReadyTech

“One of the greatest values of mentors is the ability to see ahead what others cannot see and to help them navigate a course to their destination.”. Mentoring—when an experienced individual assists and guides a less-experienced individual—can greatly enhance one’s professional and personal growth. While training tends to focus on formal learning with well-defined learning objectives, mentoring is more of an informal relationship. Mentoring in today’s workplace.

Mentoring Without Barriers

CLO Magazine

Traditional mentoring was one older expert grooming a younger one for a specific role. Today’s version is more of a collaboration and learning strategy that can help people gain skills and information they need in real time to do their jobs better Whether it’s called modern, social, online or e-mentoring, mentoring as practiced in companies today is not the same as what was used a generation ago. Social, Global, Open and Diverse.

Cathy Moore – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

What is the most inspiring change that you see in the strategies that are being followed in this age of Social Media Marketing (SMM) that could help e-learning? Cathy: I don’t see social media marketing as being substantially different from other types of marketing in its basic principles: know what your audience needs and why they need it, and help them meet that need when and where they are.

CATHY MOORE – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

What is the most inspiring change that you see in the strategies that are being followed in this age of Social Media Marketing (SMM) that could help e-learning? Cathy: I don’t see social media marketing as being substantially different from other types of marketing in its basic principles: know what your audience needs and why they need it, and help them meet that need when and where they are.

If Only I Could Live Tweet Faster: My ASAE 2013 Session Standouts

Association eLearning

The CEO should simply be a mentor to the Board President.”. Association Management Content Authoring Featured Posts Marketing Member Engagement & Retention Online Communities Social Media Marketing Tips & Tricks ASAE ASAE Annual 2013 association Association Board Association Professional Association Professionals Board Members data eLearning member engagement member retention membership membership marketing YAP Young Association Professionals

How to Build Effective Employee Engagement Strategies

Chronus

During times of social unrest and financial uncertainty, employee engagement can help improve retention because your employees will believe in the future success of your business and want to do everything they can to contribute to that success. Mentoring.

Stop Trying to Formalize Informal Learning! by Stephanie Ivec

Learning Solutions Magazine

Most people learn about their jobs informally, from colleagues and mentors, and by observing (or. Design & Development Tools Instructional Design Learning Systems Social Media Training Strategies asking). more experienced employees. Learn here about two key types of informal learning, and how a central. knowledge hub can encourage unofficial, unscheduled, and impromptu learning, while making it. available to. the entire organization—without killing it by making it formal.

Project-based Learning and Captivate

Adobe Captivate

Students were linked each to a building company in a sort of internship (one day a week and some full weeks) where they had access to a mentor and some data. Blog Extended eLearning Planning "Elearning authoring tools" Assessment blog Classroom collaborative learning extended elearning Groups Learner Collaboration LMs integration planning skills Social Media Training for Business training impactIntro.

RSDR 4: Development

Your Training Edge

First, let’s examine formal training programs, such as classroom, online, and social-media based learning. With this in mind, let’s move on to the “other side” of employee development, which involves career paths, coaching, mentoring, and other informal training interventions. eLearning Featured Posts Learning & Development Talent Management Associate development Coaching Employee development Human resources mentoring Mentoring

5 strategies to diminish sexual harassment and toxicity in mentoring

CLO Magazine

Mentoring, long touted as one of the key solutions to inequality at work, may be less appealing to both men and women these days. In fact, in 2019, 60 percent of men surveyed by LeanIn.org indicated they would avoid working alone with, socializing with or mentoring women.

Top 10 Best Places to Work 2019 According to Glassdoor

KnowledgeCity

However, the social media giant fell to number 7 this year after a difficult year and increased competition with rival employers. Industry: Social Media. Industry: Social Media. At a local level, my colleagues are at once my mentors, confidantes, and closest friends.”

CORPORATE INSTRUCTION IS STILL DISCONNECTED FROM MILLENNIAL LEARNING STYLES – A LIST BASED ON OBSERVATIONS IN THE WORKPLACE

Wonderful Brain

Finally, a mentor or coach would have the opportunity to not only work with the individual millennial but also learn what modalities worked best – and what components of this ecology yielded both cognitive results and emotional commitment. Change Disruptive Learning ELearning Instruction Instructional Design Learning Development Management Social Media

14 Professional Development Opportunities Outside Work

KnowledgeCity

Find a Mentor. Many companies will assign a work mentor. Make sure to remain focused on skill development rather than merely socializing. Engage in Reverse Mentoring. In reverse mentoring , you pair yourself with a younger or less experienced professional to gain insight and knowledge from a fresh perspective. In this relationship, both parties are the mentor and the mentee and need to have a genuine interest in learning from one another.

eLearning Thought Leaders: Jane Bozarth – DevLearn Preview

eLearning Weekly

Jane Bozarth likes social media. Her latest book is Social Media for Trainers. We had an eclectic conversation hitting topics from book publishing to SCORM to the future of the LMS, but she kept coming back to social media. Like me, she is amazed and frustrated by all of the questions about companies blocking social media sites. In her work for the State of North Carolina, she is supposed to be using social Media.

Why schools shouldn't ban smartphones

Learning with 'e's

The teacher becomes a guide, a mentor in the room for when children need expert help. blogging education learning ofsted robots smartphones social media Special Educational Needs TechnologyI was asked to write an opinion piece for the Western Morning News earlier this week as a response to the comments from Ofsted and their advisers on the use of technology in schools.

Learning 2012: the 30 Under Thirty experience

Good To Great

On the first full day of the conference, we became ‘reverse mentors’ for an hour. Anyone at the conference – provided they were over 30 – could turn up to do some speed mentoring with us under-30s. Thinking about the reverse mentoring in advance, I’d anticipated conversations about designing learning for younger generations coming into the workplace, or other learning-focused topics. ‘If you’d like a mentor, ask.’