Best Ways to Use Social Networks in eLearning

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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. Blog articles

Social Networking – A Contrarian View

Upside Learning

We all know social networks promote learning; while the mechanisms aren’t documented or well-understood, that it works isn’t in doubt anymore. But we must ask, are the ‘social media/networking systems’ out there promoting this learning? Sure, lots of companies want to replicate ‘Facebook’ behind the firewall; safe from prying eyes, but open enough for employees to freely express themselves. Has your organization implemented a social networking platform?

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Connected pedagogy: Social networks

Learning with 'e's

Photo by Steve Wheeler In a previous post I outlined some of the metrics around the use of digital media, technologies and social networks. I wrote that: "The age of social technologies has radically transformed the way we live our lives, and that includes how we learn and teach. Most of us are connected to each other through numerous social media platforms. 2002) Smartmobs: The Next Social Revolution.

How Social Networks Can Harness the Power of Weak Ties | Social.

Dashe & Thomson

The power of tools like Facebook, LinkedIn, and Yammer, are pretty astounding. A lot of the Social Media Mavens , however, are really ranting, not about the technology, but about the human dynamics related to social networking. If we separate the human aspect of social networking from the technology, we can learn a lot more about the power of networks – not just from today’s pundits, but from many years of sociological research on the topic.

12 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Authoring Tool

Fosway Group (2017), ’Fosway 9 – Grid Authoring Systems’ Share Stories with Screen Recording1 1 11Index: Table of contents gomolearning.com @gomolearning User-Generated Videos: Tapping into Social Sharing2 Quick, Accurate Auto-Captioning. 12 Ways to Get the Most.

How to protect minors from harassment on social networks?

Learnloft

Increasingly, the safety of minors on social networks is in danger due to bad practices such as sexting or stalking (we will see what they consist of later). We tell you how to protect minors from harassment on social networks and the internet.

Social networking is king

E-Learning Provocateur

Another principle that resonated with me was, in my own words: Social networking is king. Social networking has been around since the dawn of time. However, the exponential growth of online platforms such as Facebook and Twitter has taken it to a whole new stratosphere. Everyone knows the stats … Facebook has more than 200 million active users, equivalent to being the 5th largest country in the world.

The big myth of social networking

E-Learning Provocateur

A little while ago, someone tweeted his awe of the fact that over 600 million people are connected to each other on the one platform, ie Facebook. Whether Facebook adds anything to the equation is questionable. Madonna has a Facebook page – well, I think it’s her. For the theory to hold up, I must be only 6 Facebook users away from the Material Girl, and thereby be able to engineer a personal introduction.

The definition of Enterprise Social Network

E-Learning Provocateur

social learning A means of liking senior executives' posts collaboration corporate definition enterprise 2.0 enterprise social network ESN hierarchy humor humour organisational culture organizational culture participatory culture social social media social software sycophancy workplace

Social networking & the workplace

eFront

Dan Pontefract’s recent blog post on companies (not) allowing Facebook at work has prompted me to dust off the topic of how social helps companies get the business of communicating, collaborating and learning done – and hence the business of business done! What most do not realize is that “some 70% of the extra profit to be made through social technologies has nothing to do with marketing. Social is not a feature. Social is not an application.

In What order do you favor the BIG 4 Social Networks, Twitter, Google+, Facebook and LinkedIn? Chime in

mLearning Revolution

In what order to you favor the Big 4 #SoMe Networks. Twitter = 1; Google+ = 2; Facebook = 3 and LinkeIn = 4. Today I’m having a little fun asking my friends on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Google+ to share in what order they favor the big four Social Networking sites out there. As you can see by my tweet at the top of this post, for me it’s Twitter first, Google+ second, Facebook third and LinkedIn last.

Measurement & ROI for Social & Network Learning

Experiencing eLearning

These are my notes from the Learn Trends: Networked and Social Learning online mini-conference. Measurement & ROI for Social & Network Learning. How are you measuring social learning? Social & network learning really falls into the OTJ learning, not formal. In chat, vivien disagreed: “I don’t agree that social learning is always downstream of training intervention&#. This can be the social network.

How I use social media professionally

Challenge to Learn

Recently a company ask me to to give them an introduction in the usage of social media, by explaining to them how I use it. I actively started using LinkedIn (my first social media site) in 2004. I started out very careful only connecting to people I knew really well, later I discovered that there is a value for looser a network as long as it is focused on a certain industry. This weekend I read an old but interesting post on LinkedIn strategies.

Now that’s spooky!

Technology Enhanced Learning Blog

The ads appear in search results on social media, and I know I’ve never used my phone or any connected service to search for it. I’m not connected to this person on either Twitter or LinkedIn.

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. The key to social learning networks is learning through collaboration with colleagues.

Online social networks, learning and viral expansion loops

Sticky Learning

I respond, 'well I'm becoming more and more interested in the use of social media and microblogging for learning', I then get puzzled looks that say, "too much time on your hands", "what is he talking about?" For me though I see a real role for social media as a platform for business learning. Social media - fad or forever? In my post, " Permission Learning " I looked at one angle on encouraging uptake and usage of informal learning such as social media.

Expert Level Answers via Social Networks

Tony Karrer

One of the interesting points raised via the discussion: If you can get an expert level answer by asking for help through social networks how does that compare to being an expert? I regularly use LinkedIn for Finding Expertise and Searching for Expertise - LinkedIn Answers. Side note: Are you reading this and not currently linked to me on LinkedIn – please read: My LinkedIn Connection Approach.

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.

Social Media Libraries for Flash

Upside Learning

As social technology growth continues to march on and dynamic learning grows to be the need of the day, it is little surprise that social media has now become an integral part of learning as well. Various elearning development companies are integrating the popular social media services like Twitter, YouTube etc. These social media elements can also be integrated in the elearning courses or applications developed using Flash technologies.

Facebook for e-Learning

eFront

News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 11/07/2010 Facebook for e-Learning Facebook objective is " to help you connect and share with the people in your life ". At the same time, Facebook is one of the fastest growing social networks that helps people communicate efficiently with their friends, families, coworkers, and classmates.

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. However, the new medium does present some new social challenges. has produced 5 Golden Rules for Polite Social Networking: You don’t have to make friends with people you don’t know. social networking Tags: social media enterprise 2.0

Social Networking with Roto-Rooter

Skilful Minds

You know social networking is going mainstream when service companies like Roto-Rooter start using it. Tags: Customer Experience Social Networks social media plumbing social media marketing social network social networking My sewer line backed up yesterday and I called Roto-Rooter to clean it. The guy came out like always, did the job, and I paid him.

Building Effective Employee Social Networks

Learning Cafe

Employee Social Learning – Ingredients for Success! No one can deny the all-powerful nature of Social Media and Social Learning. However, beyond a few well-publicised success stories, there is a shortage of social learning initiatives which have been sustained beyond the initial launch. This workshop is suited for HR professionals who want to understand and make social learning a success in their organisations.

Building Effective Employee Social Networks

Learning Cafe

Employee Social Learning – Ingredients for Success! No one can deny the all-powerful nature of Social Media and Social Learning. However, beyond a few well publicised success stories, there is a shortage of social learning initiatives which have been sustained beyond the initial launch. This workshop is suited for HR professionals who want to understand and make social learning a success in their organisations.

Building Effective Employee Social Networks

Learning Cafe

Employee Social Learning – Ingredients for Success! No one can deny the all-powerful nature of Social Media and Social Learning. However, beyond a few well publicised success stories, there is a shortage of social learning initiatives which have been sustained beyond the initial launch. This workshop is suited for HR professionals who want to understand and make social learning a success in their organisations.

Toolkit: Add Social Networking to Your eLearning by Joe Ganci

Learning Solutions Magazine

social networking? Design & Development Tools Development Strategies Social Media Training StrategieseLearning seems to be missing some classroom-based instruction strengths. Did you know that the leading tools all support.

Social Media for eLearning Professional Development (Part 1)

eLearning Brothers

You can contact her via LinkedIn or Twitter. Thanks to social media we have some great suggestions for how you can continue to develop your skills for free! Participating in a Twitter chat is another way to network with and learn from eLearning professionals around the globe. Let us know how you use Twitter, and if you’re new to this social media platform – ask your questions in the comments section.

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. Facebook. LinkedIn.

Say “cheese” for social networking

From the Coleface

Part of the technology of the portal allows social networking e.g. forums. Maybe it’s because people’s own photos compare unfavourably with the images we see in the media which have been professionally taken, lit well and given a hefty sprinkling of Photoshop magic? I’ve recently been leading an internal knowledge management project.

Conversations

Technology Enhanced Learning Blog

At the moment I’m celebrating some, online, 10 th anniversaries – in October 2008 I started blogging , I joined LinkedIn in November 2008 and I joined Twitter in January 2009. When I started blogging and tweeting, and connecting on LinkedIn, I was all about the network and conversations. Now, ten years down the road, 901 blog posts and 50,000 tweets later, I realise that my use of these systems and the networks I’ve built there, are changing.

7 Social Media Marketing Tips for Online Courses

LearnDash

How to understand your platforms and audience for social media marketing. While many educators have some kind of network they can use to attract new learners, that network will only go so far. Next, find your competitors on social and see what they’re posting.

New Ways To Communicate: Social Networking And Online Collaboration In University

Dan Keckan

Free Educational Technology Educational Technology Tools Educational Technology Trends Online Collaboration Social MediaThe way we communicated a decade or so ago has changed today. With the promotion of mobiles connected to the internet, everything can be immersed in a virtual environment, literally on the go. And what attracts them most is interaction through posting and commenting. This post was first published on eLearning Industry.

Social Learning Online: It’s Possible

Association eLearning

A major complaint among those who prefer Instructor led training (ILT) to eLearning is that eLearning is not social. They claim the lack of social interaction, both with the instructor and other learners, limits the effectiveness of the training. Now we can say that social learning online is possible, and is helping to bring more training and development options to organizations and associations anywhere on any device. Social Learning in an LMS.

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Sharing

Technology Enhanced Learning Blog

I wanted to reflect a little on my own ‘sharing’ here, and try and split the sharing from social media, if possible. My network or followers and those I follow grows and changes all the time, therefore my exposure to new ideas or tools does too. LinkedIn. I’ve been and gone on LinkedIn before and, at the moment, am back and engaging here again. I don’t know, but LinkedIn is an acquired taste. Facebook.

Finding the Social Core of Facebook Friends: Revisiting the Dunbar Number

Skilful Minds

A recent Economist article discusses the relevance of Dunbar’s Number to friending in Facebook, and its relation to the size of social networks, especially networks of close friends. Social Networks social media facebook friends social core social media marketing social network social networking twitter Web 2.0

15 Top Learning, Technology & Media Links: Weekly Digest –10

Upside Learning

In continuation to our weekly roundup of the best links shared on Twitter and Facebook, here is a collection of our top 15 links from the last week, each accompanied by a quick brief. This week we deliver you a dose of the latest in mobile learning, Web design & development, eLearning and Social Media. Need to quench your thirst for the latest in learning, technology and media links further? 100 Ways You Should Be Using Facebook in Your Classroom.

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Drivers of Yammer use in the corporate sector

E-Learning Provocateur

Not to mention that just about everyone knows how to use Facebook or Twitter already, so in that sense they have prior knowledge. In summary, then, we see that enterprise social networking is multifaceted. In the meantime, bear in mind that social forums grow organically. Yammer has been quite a success at my workplace. Not off the charts like at Deloitte , yet very much alive and growing.

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