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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.

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. In hindsight I realize how immensely lucky I was to have stumbled onto the learning network I did. 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. Just like I am blogging now to delve into how I’ve learned from social media and my PLN.

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Why Videos and Images Rule for Social Media with Jessie O’Donnell

TechSmith Camtasia

When it comes to using social media to help your customers, it’s often better to show, rather than tell. It’s no secret that videos and images win on social media channels. For businesses, social media is a place to connect with customers.

10 things to remember about social learning (and the use of social media for learning)

Jane Hart

Yesterday I listened into the #lscon Twitter stream for Learning Solutions conference in Orlando, Florida. There was some discussion about social learning, so I tweeted a few thoughts myself. Social learning is not what you make people do (as in training) – but something that happens naturally and spontaneously every day – at work as well as at home. Social learning is the lifeblood of all businesses. Social media can only help to support and enhance it.

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. Flipboard is a mobile app that creates a magazine like interface on several streams. These streams can be fed by other tools like Twitter, Linkedin and Google reader and I love it. It also has a magazine like interface and the advantage is that you will get information from outside your standard 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. elearning social learning

Marketing Your Association to Millennials: Make it Social

Association eLearning

Years ago, while interning for a social media marketer, I was taught the value of social media to engage and attract business. Today social media marketing has changed from meme generation, to promoted posts and tweets, image ads, and pay-per-click (PPC) campaigns on big name social media sites. So here are the facts, if you want to market your association to millennials, make it social. Have questions about other social media sites?

Introducing the Social Intranet Index

E-Learning Provocateur

There’s a lot of talk about social intranets these days. But what exactly is a social intranet…? Everyone seems to have a different opinion, from a human-centred platform, to the intersection between portals, team sites and social sites , to a system that ties the business’s processes and data to the employee’s social behaviour. An intranet with an SII of 5 bolts on third-party social applications such as Yammer, Compendium and Confluence.

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eLN CONNECT Network 2018

Walkgrove

The recent eLN CONNECT Network event that myself and colleague, Jack, attended on behalf of Walkgrove offered a unique opportunity to explore these themes, attend debates and network with other individuals in the field. Social media feeds? Music streaming services?

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. Here’s the deal: your social media connections deliver a lot of good content, but there’s just so much of it…and it doesn’t stop.

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.

Social Media and Social Learning – Where R We now?

eLearning 24-7

You have probably been bombarded with lots of social learning surveys over the past few weeks. But to understand the topic, you first have to understand the basics – social media. Because without it, you cannot have social learning. 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.

5 Challenges Developing E-Learning as a Revenue Stream

Connect Thinking

With the promise of faster national and global broadband networks comes opportunities for entrepreneurs in the training industry. As an independent e-learning consultant, I’m often asked how to develop e-learning courses as a viable revenue stream for their business - to sell to clients. In the age of YouTube, Social Media, personalisation and instant gratification of information, is your 60 minute page turning e-learn really going to cut the mustard?

Learning from others through Enterprise Social Networks (ESN)

Matrix

Observational learning is a major component of Bandura’s social learning theory. Social learning through networks. Social learning occurs pretty much all the time these days. Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Skype, online encyclopedias and group discussion boards are just some of the more popular social media applications being employed today. This is why within the workplace, L&D departments are often incorporating social learning into their programs.

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.

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.

Here a Hashtag, There a Hashtag, Everywhere a Hashtag

Learning Rebels

Understanding the basics of social media tools such as Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and most of all, twitter – is also understanding the importance of hashtags. Being a Learning Rebel means using social tools such as the, allusive and widely misunderstood, hashtag to take your learning design one step further toward engagement and interactivity. By using hashtags you can keep an eye on developments, and building networks of influence or support.

Top Social Learning LMS Features

Talented Learning

In 2016, most people are accustomed to social media and the conventions associated with profiles, friends, posts, liking and sharing. But how are these new social business behaviors influencing social learning features of today’s learning management systems (LMS)? We wanted to find out, so we surveyed 74 diverse LMS vendors about the social learning functionality available in their platforms. In reality, this social LMS feature set was all sales sizzle.

Increasing Social Awareness in Higher Education

Nick Leffler

About two months ago I wrote about increasing social awareness in higher education , specifically the MSIDT program that I graduated from. Developing the social awareness of the program has gone well, although nothing like I had planned. I began going in a few different directions; writing articles for various websites/magazines, writing blog posts for the MSIDT website, and reviving or creating social media accounts to share and converse with the community.

The Angry Birds Community: Social Learning Utopia?

Dashe & Thomson

Not because the videos aren’t all helpful, but because the motivation for participation is very different than that inside an enterprise social learning environment. So, while the “players” in a corporate social learning environment are not paid in the traditional sense, there are aspects of game mechanics that can be used to encourage participation. A personal emotional investment creates a desire to return to a social media platform and to participate.

What Makes Social Learning so Interesting?

Gyrus

​. What Makes Social Learning so Interesting? A Comprehensive Examination of Social Media in Our Learning Programs. Social learning, relied solely on what one could obtain in a classroom setting, working with direct peers, or what could be conveyed back in forth on a phone. Thanks in large part to the advent of social media, we as humans are accessible from anywhere in the world. The purpose of effective social learning is to close this gap.

Social Media and Social Learning – Where R We now?

eLearning 24-7

You have probably been bombarded with lots of social learning surveys over the past few weeks. But to understand the topic, you first have to understand the basics – social media. Because without it, you cannot have social learning. 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.

PKM is our part of the social learning contract

Jane Hart

Whereas most people are concerning themselves with the new social and collaboration technologies, or how to get people to collaborate, for me the key to successful social learning is how the individual engages in his/her networks and contributes what s/he has learned or is learning along the way. PKM is therefore the key to successful social learning. Network weaving: How to maintain, shape and cull your online networks and becoming a powerful, contributing node.

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Two Examples of how Brands are still not Joining the Social Media Conversation

mLearning Revolution

A couple of years ago, whenever someone did a presentation on Social Media, most likely the last slide in the presentation would read ‘Join the Conversation.”. One thing I love doing on Social Media networks is to observe how other people and Brands approach conversations with their customers. Social Media gives Brands Permission Marketing. The Social Web is one huge focus group.

Social learning in action at #elnil

Jane Hart

Last Friday, I had the pleasure of chairing the eLearning network’s first regional event in Bristol. After a couple of Pecha Kucha presentations, Nic Laycock and I ran a session on Using social media in informal learning. Rather than give a presentation, we decided to host an informal social learning activity based around a live Twitter chat session. How can you encourage/help/support others to use social media tools for their informal learning?

On the MOOC Horizon: Tin Can API

Your Training Edge

They help foster peer learning and the development of personal learning networks within, and even between, organizations. Here is where the problem becomes immediately evident: with cloud-based resources, Khan Academy videos, mobile learning applications, social media, and so on, most of our learning activities don’t actually take place inside an LMS.

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The Secret to Social Media Video: Captions! Here’s how (and why) to add them

TechSmith Camtasia

Social media streams are crowded, fast-moving, and crazy competitive. As social networks throttle back organic reach, being noticed is getting harder everyday. But then they slow down … pause … there’s something moving in their stream … it’s a video! Social media video has stopping power. Captions are the Key to Social Media Video. Social media videos start out as silent. Social media engagement.

Social Learning for Associations: What to Expect in a Modern LMS

Talented Learning

Social learning. Yet no one can define “social learning” in a nutshell, because there is no universally accepted meaning. Almost always, we find association leaders who are unsure about precisely where social functionality should fit into their learning strategies, and which social features are best for their members’ needs. Public social media vs. private association social learning? Social for some or all learners?

Stream of consciousness

Jay Cross

Soon I had a dozen tabs open on Firefox: a list of corporate social media evangelists, Nature magazine (archives back to 1869!), communities of practice, stealth learning, appreciative inquiry, and social networks. The wisteria over my front gate is in full bloom, our plum trees are covered with purple pom-poms, the pear tree in back is snowy white with blossoms, and my allergic reaction is so bad that I can hardly think straight.

Video Marketing on Social Media: 5 Ways To Maximize Your Efficiency

TechSmith Camtasia

However between Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, iTunes and all the other growing social networking platforms, this can be a daunting task. Jot down topics and times on a pad and paper while you are live streaming so you can easily find the good parts when you’re done. Similarly, Animoto reports that square videos are shared 22% more on social media. Join him on social media below and start making an impact with your online video.

A new framework for supporting learning and performance in the social workplace

Jane Hart

Social tools are changing not only the way that professionals are working and learning but also the way that organisations are transforming into social businesses. Training and e-learning activities will likely include more informal and social approaches. 3 – Social Collaboration Services. These (non-training) services will focus on supporting collaborative working and the building of internal networks, communities and collaboration spaces.

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

Upside Learning

The constant stream of stimuli offered by new technology poses a profound new challenge to focusing and learning. 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. The New York Times and its Learning Network asked teachers to make videos demonstrating how the use of technology has changed their classrooms.

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Six Obstacles To Building Communities In Organizations

Learnnovators

Rachel Happe begins her latest post, 10 Trends for the Future of Communities , with a comprehensive description of the various intersecting and intermingling streams and characteristics that inform communities, and I am quoting her below: “ Communities sit at the intersection of a number of trends; social media, digital transformation, a generational shift to prioritize purposeful work, the future of work, change management, leadership and social learning.”

Social Learning and LMSs Marketplace

eLearning 24-7

As social learning continues to grow, LMS/LCMS vendors are taking various approaches. While some view themselves as “social learning&# savvy, incorporating various components, others seem to see themselves as just sitting on the sidelines. LMS/LCMS vendors are following one of three approaches when it comes to social learning. Dip their feet in it – just a bit, a little here, a little there – oh and call it a full social learning platform.

5 Online Engagement Strategies

Your Training Edge

Obviously, the virtual networks have their own pros and cons, which must be kept in mind while engaging your customers over such platform, in order to better engage them to achieve desired business outcomes. I have observed quite a lot of time that online social engagement keeps to fall back on the tools a business adopts for sharing and spreading brand message. Just making a page on a social platform doesn’t come up with your fulfilled obligation.

New Media's Fundamental Place in e-Learning by Douglas E. Welch

Learning Solutions Magazine

New Media – online video sharing, Podcasting, live video streaming, and online social networks – can expand the educational playing field. How you approach New Media is important. Tags: Development Strategies Graphics Instructional Design Media Here are some key suggestions.

The Shoemaker’s Children – How Travel, Training and Social Learning Expand Your Mind

Learningtogo

Changing your physical space wakes up your lazy brain and takes you out of your comfort zone, forcing your brain to form new memories connected to the stimulation of new sounds, smells, sights and social contacts. Research business and networking opportunities that can take place outside of the main event. Your local or regional ATD chapter offers a steady stream of local events to support your professional development. CloserStill Media. CloserStill Media.