The Value of Personal Learning Networks

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Adult Learning Principles eLearning News eLearning Strategy Informal Learning Social Media adult learning principles collaboration design elearning online learning online studentWhen I started working as an instructional designer a few years ago, I didn’t have much experience. In fact, I didn’t even realise that it was a career path! I’d been working as a classroom trainer and while I was mostly enjoying it, I wanted a change. Since becoming an ID I’ve had the opportunity […].

Best Ways to Use Social Networks in eLearning

JoomlaLMS

Social media is playing an ever-increasingly important role in all of our lives. Each day, hundreds of thousands of us use Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and a whole host of other social networks. We use them to stay in touch with friends and colleagues, organize events, catch up with the news, follow our favourite brands and discover new things.

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The Value of Personal Learning Networks

B Online Learning

Adult Learning Principles eLearning News eLearning Strategy Informal Learning Social Media adult learning principles collaboration design elearning online learning online studentWhen I started working as an instructional designer a few years ago, I didn’t have much experience. In fact, I didn’t even realise that it was a career path! I’d been working as a classroom trainer and while I was mostly enjoying it, I wanted a change. Since becoming an ID I’ve had the opportunity […].

3 Reasons Why Trainers Don’t Need Social Media

Learning Rebels

Question of the week: Should L&D be active within social media? I understand having a social media presence isn’t for everyone. Some people are happy in their insular world where yesterday’s news is brought to you today by network news. Ok, we know you don’t know everything there is to know and being on some form of social media can help you build a knowledge base that can take you places you’ve never imagined.

Should You Use Social Media in Your Course?

LearnDash

A look at the advantages, disadvantages, and underlying purpose of social media in the classroom. Social media is among the most prominent of these resources , and there’s a strong temptation for many online educators to find creative ways to use it in their course. However, social media isn’t for everyone—or every course. A quick break down the pro’s and con’s, shows us the following: Key advantages of social media include: User familiarity.

Smarter Uses for Social Media

Association eLearning

One of those social media users is bound to be in your industry so it’s time to get smarter about how we use social media to connect to followers, members, prospects, thought leaders, and board members. Here are some examples she gave for turning traditional approaches to social media strategy on its head. Here are 4 smarter uses for social media to engage members: 1) Event Marketing. This is where social media (abbreviated SM) comes in super handy!

The Connected Educator: Building a Professional Learning Network

Allison Rossett

Her topic– personal learning networks, also known as PLNs. It took 40 years, but with the invention of the Internet and social media tools, Licklider & Taylor’s predication has come true. Educators today are pursuing professional development by building their very own Professional (or Personal) Learning Networks (PLNs). PLNs connect them with a global network of contacts and resources. An Educator’s Professional Learning Network.

5 Golden Rules for Polite Social Networking

E-Learning Provocateur

With social networking starting to make in-roads into the corporate sector (eg NAB , ING ), our attention turns increasingly to netiquette. has produced 5 Golden Rules for Polite Social Networking: You don’t have to make friends with people you don’t know. Always send birthday cards or call your friends when there’s important news. social networking Tags: social media enterprise 2.0

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. It also has a magazine like interface and the advantage is that you will get information from outside your standard network. ELearninglearning is the one I use most intense, but there are more like ‘ Working smarter Daily ‘ Social media. I use twitter to announce things (posts, news and share interesting articles that I find).

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! The discussions and resources on LinkedIn provide the eLearning community with resources, a network, and encouragement. The eLearning Global Network. These groups can aid in your professional development by expanding your network, providing you with industry information, and introducing new concepts in eLearning design. eLearning Professionals Network.

6 Social Media Platforms, and How to Use Them for Your E-Learning

LearnDash

Convinced social media is right for your online course? Social media isn’t for every course. That said, not every social media platform works the same way, and your first step in determining if it’s right for you probably involves a closer look at the options available. Here’s a quick guide through the top six social networks, and how you can use them as part of your online course. You don’t need social media to run an effective online course.

The Twitter Chat Conundrum (Part One)

Learning Rebels

Today as I glance over to my phone – activity abounds, I’m getting the notifications and pings from my twitter network. We could learn from social media managers and build an events calendar. Put on your rose-colored glasses and let’s not be media specific. News Personal Learning Network Social Learning Social Learning Tools Social Media for Trainers Technology Knowledge Management PLN SlideShare social learning Training Toolbox twitter twitterchat

8 Game-Changing Social Media Tips to Grow Your Business

ProProfs

Are you still not convinced about the power of social media and the benefits it offers for your business? But when you begin your activity on social media, knowing where to begin is easier said than done. So, consider these game-changing social media tips that will help you grow your business: 1. That’s where social media comes in. In contrast to traditional media, social media can put your brand right in front of your target audience faster and easier.

(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? And then again, there are plenty of organizations out there who ARE embracing social media.

(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? And then again, there are plenty of organizations out there who ARE embracing social media.

Social Media Marketing: Putting The Pieces Together

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Somewhere along the line I'd convinced myself that I was a social networking whiz. Last week I attended Mary Gillen's two-day, online Social Media Marketing class. I now realize how unsubstantiated my networking arrogance really was. I've come to realize that if I thought I knew a lot about social networking for business before Mary's class, it must be incredibly daunting to someone who knows, right off the bat, that they're not up to speed.

Social Learning does NOT mean Social Media

Matrix

20% of learning happens through others, coworkers and managers alike, each time we seek or give feedback, attend one-to-one meetings or proactively learn through teams or professional networks (social learning). This post will focus on the middle part of the 70:20:10 model, social learning, and especially on the relationship between social learning and social media. Social media also means people. Each social network has its own scope and people use it accordingly.

Top Learning, Technology & Media Links: Weekly Digest – 1

Upside Learning

Each week sees us sharing interesting articles (including news, reports, statistics etc.) from various spheres of learning and technology on varied social networking platforms. New Research Puts Fortune 500 Social Media Usage On Display. This article on News Scientist talks how books have metamorphosed into actual story telling experiences with animations, audio, computer visualizations through Augmented Reality. The MOST Crucial Learning Activities And Media.

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Top Learning, Technology & Media Links: Weekly Digest – 2

Upside Learning

Mike Baker looks at what makes a good teacher in this insightful article on BBC News. Founder of the World Wide Web says that some of the most successful social networking sites ‘have begun to chip away at its principles’, reports this article on Guardian. Public libraries face an uncertain future but the value of books is irreplaceable, says Joan Bakewell in her new A Point of View column on BBC News.

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How to Use Social Media for E-Learning

ICDTranslation

Social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, LinkedIn, YouTube, etc. Social media is a good space for conducting and promoting e-learning. Here are three ideas how you can use social media to reach your e-learning goals. Social Media as an E-Learning Platform. Since social media unites groups of people that have similar interests it is very useful for sharing e-learning ideas as well. Social Media as a Promotion Tool.

Social Learning Online: It’s Possible

Association eLearning

Today’s learning management systems are built with social features that allow people to work in groups, facilitate discussions, and even integrate with social media sites like Facebook, LinkedIn, and Google. Social media integration allows learners to take the discussion outside of the LMS to gain even more insights from industry leaders, peers, and friends. A major complaint among those who prefer Instructor led training (ILT) to eLearning is that eLearning is not social.

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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. What is Social Media? Wikipedia has a good detailed definition of social media. The social media technology just facilitates the connection. The Growth of Social Media Technology.

The Cons of Social Media for E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

Social media is what you make of it. We discussed this in the previous post on the pros of social media. Today we’ll look at the cons of social media and the potential impact they have on you, your job, and our industry. Cons of Social Media: Too Much Noise. I have this routine where I read my elearning news feeds on a tablet (usually at night). What do you use to manage the content from your social media stream?

Social Learning does NOT mean Social Media

Matrix

20% of learning happens through others, coworkers and managers alike, each time we seek or give feedback, attend one-to-one meetings or proactively learn through teams or professional networks (social learning). This post will focus on the middle part of the 70:20:10 model, social learning, and especially on the relationship between social learning and social media. Social media also means people. Each social network has its own scope and people use it accordingly.

Saffron organises social media workshop for charities

Saffron Interactive

Social media is a hot topic in all industries and businesses nowadays. However, research has proven that the charity sector and volunteering movement is not maximising the potential of social networks – less than 25% of volunteer involving organisations and support services are using them. Key barriers are: A lack of knowledge and confidence on how to use social media. Confusion over the number of social networks available. Tags: News

Social Media and Social Learning – Where R We now?

eLearning 24-7

But to understand the topic, you first have to understand the basics – social media. In order for social learning to exist you need to have the following: social media plus e-learning. And, let us clear up another point: social learning is not just social networking. Here is the latest data on social media (as of Oct. Over 2,400 social media sites. 383 social networking sites – (Facebook is one, Twitter is another, Linkedin, Ning. #6

How to Run an Employee Social Media Ambassador Program

Everwise

The same study found that 50% of employees already post messages, pictures or videos about their work life on social media and more than one-third speak positively about their jobs on social media. Work and social media are inextricably linked for most employees in today’s day and age. But which businesses have had success at activating their employees on social media at scale–and produced results?

Top Learning, Technology & Media Links: Weekly Digest – 9

Upside Learning

It’s none-too-shocking news, but well worth noting: a new study of over 10,000 smartphone users has indicated that mobile Web and mobile application usage increases during the evening and night time hours. Twitter CEO Dick Costolo revealed that 40% of all tweets come from mobile devices, demonstrating mobile’s increasing importance to the social media. Why Low Performing Schools Need Digital Media.

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Social media workshop is a success for Saffron and charities

Saffron Interactive

From Saffron’s award winning instructional design team, senior instructional designer Kim George recently presented at a social media workshop with client and marketing manager Joanna Liem. Kim and Joanna focused their presentation on how best to use Twitter, Facebook and YouTube to raise charities’ profiles while Amiera Sawas from the reputation management consultancy ReputationInc shared her ideas on the principles of social media. Tags: News

Social Media Video: Why You Should Use It, Plus 3 Tips for Success

TechSmith Camtasia

One of the most popular ways to use video, however, is on social media — especially Facebook. But what does it take to be successful with social media videos? Facebook is the king of all social media platforms. In it, the author noted, “videos on Facebook are engaging and make visitors more likely to stop, watch, and maybe even unmute when they spot them in the News Feed. The Social Media Video Experimental Campaign. Video is HOT right now! Like, on fire.

Surf’s Up: Riding the Waves of eLearning Trends

Association eLearning

If a path to success is on the mind of learners in your organization, then part of that path is networking, collaboration, and sharing ideas. What about networking? There are several ways to do this but among those most popular are social media integration and forums or message boards and chat features. Every day there are new eLearning trends that absolutely must be implemented immediately. What about the Millennials? What about the mobile learner?

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5 Tips for Using Social Media in eLearning

DigitalChalk eLearning

As social media continues to grow in popularity in the eLearning industry, there are many benefits and values to using it. Social media can increase employee and student participation; learners are more likely to stay engaged to complete the program if they are able to reach out to peers involved. How can you use social media in eLearning? We’ve put together 5 simple tips to help you use social media to share and connect with educational material. Organize your news.

Free Speech, Social Media and Your Job

CLO Magazine

Today, I bring you a guest post by Ellen Gipko of HubShout, which takes a deep look at this important issue, with a special focus on online speech and social media. percent of American workers say they believe that getting fired because of a social media post is an infringement of First Amendment rights. “A Social Media and Employment. Social media has become a valuable recruitment tool. The social media scrutiny does not always stop once an individual is hired.

How to Navigate Social Media (and Avoid Information Overload)

Rapid eLearning

There’s a lot of conversation about social media. It’s also a great way to build a personal learning network. For example, if you build rapid elearning courses with Articulate products there are all sorts of resources available to you: Articulate’s Facebook page keeps you up-to-date on news and information. It’s a more personal connection to the network and you can stay on top of the cool tutorials we create with Screenr. It’ll strengthen your network of peers.

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.

Undoing Hollywood (How I Learned to Love Teaching High School Media)

TechSmith Camtasia

Guest post by high school media production teacher, Jay Miles. I was teaching media production at a local college and working for two major cable networks. That ‘temporary’ solution just completed the first marking period of its fifth school year, and I am proud of the growth of my students and our media program. And I’ve learned that there are huge differences between these two levels of media students.

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Enterprise Social Learning App: Float Mobile Learning Debuts Tappestry by News Editor

Learning Solutions Magazine

Float Mobile Learning announces the release of Tappestry for iOS, the first social network developed specifically to enhance informal learning. Mobile Learning Social Media ToolsThe app makes its debut at mLearnCon 2012 today.