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. However, I can see only 3 real reasons why a Trainer, L&D professional, Chief Learning Officer, Director, Manager, and all manner of L&D positions, wouldn’t professionally be on some form or another of social media.

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?

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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.

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?

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. If you’re using social media to engage with customers, images and videos are a fantastic way to communicate.

eLearning Development: 4 Tech Considerations When Using Videos

Upside Learning

Streaming – accessing videos hosted on the streaming server. If you are considering to use streaming videos, you can have two options – either setup your own server by buying Flash Media Interactive Server OR use services from third-party content delivery network (CDN) companies partnered with Adobe if there are hundreds of high quality videos to be delivered and your viewership is high enough.

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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.

Video streaming brings events to a much wider audience

Clive on Learning

But much more noteworthy was the virtual attendance of thousands of additional interested parties courtesy of the video streaming facility which the organisers provided. The eLearning Network (eLN), which I currently chair, runs five one day face-to-face events a year, each of which takes a great deal of organising, for the benefit of a comparatively small audience. In the case of the eLN, it is the cost of providing the video streaming. Tags: streaming media

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. Social media can only help to support and enhance it. The presence of social media doesn’t necessarily mean social learning will take place. There was some discussion about social learning, so I tweeted a few thoughts myself. I’ve been asked to repeat them in a blog post here, so here are some of my tweets plus a few more points.

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.

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. By using hashtags you can keep an eye on developments, and building networks of influence or support. Many social media tools besides Twitter, allow you to track hashtags and even generate RSS feeds for them, constantly delivering new results for your viewing pleasure and curation.

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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Learning from others through Enterprise Social Networks (ESN)

Matrix

Social learning through networks. Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Skype, online encyclopedias and group discussion boards are just some of the more popular social media applications being employed today. The key to social learning networks is learning through collaboration with colleagues. How Enterprise Social Networking (ESN) works. The post Learning from others through Enterprise Social Networks (ESN) appeared first on MATRIX Blog.

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. A savvy social media marketer might argue that this platform is not only beneficial for reaching the millennial generation but generation x and the baby boomers as well.

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. Cons of Social Media: Where’s the Social?

Presenting Event Video with Portable Network Graphics and JavaScript

Adobe Captivate

Portable Network Graphics (PNGs). A search of the Adobe forums and web provided some suggestions, including using a streaming service that allowed more control over the interface. Media. The post Presenting Event Video with Portable Network Graphics and JavaScript appeared first on eLearning. Click to Play Project. Some time ago I pitched a presentation design to a potential client who worked in video post production.

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.

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. Over the course of the past year on this blog, I’ve described several ways MOOCs are already changing training and development.

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Introducing the Social Intranet Index

E-Learning Provocateur

You see, a “social intranet” is simply an intranet with social media elements that allow the users to interact with the content and with each other. While these apps aren’t components of the enterprise’s intranet proper, they’re accessible from there and thus form part of the network. An intranet with an SII of 6 integrates social media elements such as a discussion forum, blogs and wikis into a single sign-on solution.

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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.

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

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

How to Launch a Successful Online Course MVP, Generate Multiple Income Streams, and Build a Team with Divi Community Leader David Blackmon of Aspen Grove Studios

LifterLMS

How to launch a successful online course MVP, generate multiple income streams, and build a team with Divi community leader David Blackmon of Aspen Grove Studios in this episode of LMScast with Chris Badgett of LifterLMS. David Blackmon: It started with services and my mindset was I wanted, because I have an entrepreneur mind, I wanted five streams of revenue, because I knew that there would be lean times if you had one focus that you are focusing on. What are the other two streams?

Networked noughties 2006-2009

Learning with e's

and social networks as potentially useful educational tools. Twitter is perhaps best known in the media for its many celebrity users, and their ability to attract hundreds of thousands or even millions of 'followers', but it is increasingly used as a conference backchannel, and is now finding its footing in education. Another major player in the world of social networking was birthed the same year.

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. He made a lot of sense then and even today with the advent of Social Media, the principals still make a lot of sense.

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.”

How Learning Can Be Upgraded In This Digital Age

Your Training Edge

They can attend a lecture together through online streaming. Computer networking:- This is a good step for the teachers to control the whole class from one monitor computer. She specializes in social media trends & sets up business strategy. eLearning Featured Featured Posts Learning & Development Talent Management Training augmented reality computer networking electronic whiteboard video conferencing

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. This is social media, not Hollywood.

Introducing the Social Intranet Index

E-Learning Provocateur

You see, a “social intranet” is simply an intranet with social media elements that allow the users to interact with the content and with each other. While these apps aren’t components of the enterprise’s intranet proper, they’re accessible from there and thus form part of the network. An intranet with an SII of 6 integrates social media elements such as a discussion forum, blogs and wikis into a single sign-on solution.

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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

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.

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. Social connections you make via your selected networks are not obligations; rather, these are huge opportunities to engage with your members, fans, clients and most importantly prospective customers.

Can’t be at the ATD ICE 2016 Conference? Join Virtually

Learning Rebels

open up a dedicated stream on hootesuite or tweetdeck just for them and then open one for #ATD201 6 and you will get all sorts of great information. Not on twittter, well okay then – go to the Learning Rebels Facebook page , like us and keep an eye on the stream. You have a PLN (Personal Learning Network), don’t you? Let’s assume you have a Personal Learning Network of some kind. Start building a network of personal correspondents. Anticipation!

I Believe in the Importance of Personal Knowledge Management

Tom Spiglanin

So too are our personal learning networks. Such systems are woefully inadequate to meet our personal knowledge needs in this fast-paced network era. Sharing knowledge, using any number of media that fit our personal needs, work styles, and professional social networks. This is where our personal learning networks (PLNs) become extremely valuable. Spending time on those media, engaging with our PLNs, is a critical part of PKM.

I Don’t Care What You Had For Lunch: Finding Professional Value in Twitter

Dashe & Thomson

Here at Dashe & Thomson, we made a New Year’s resolution for 2011 to dig a little deeper into social media and explore how to use it for social and informal learning, increasing website traffic, and building networks. The first thing, hash tags, really helped me to finally find streams that I could follow that actually held value for me. Social Media Informal Learning Jane Bozarth social learning social media Twitter

The LMS and SNS – A Fine Balance

Upside Learning

We’ve been hearing of experts commenting that LMSs today don’t come with appropriate social media technology built in. Users can build an elaborate social network by adding individuals in the enterprise they interact with regularly as friends. This network built over time stretches beyond the departmental or working unit boundaries; eventually resulting in knowledge sharing across multiple channels in the enterprise.

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