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.

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.”

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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?&# It’s the network. When you can get connected to the person you need, get answers to your burning questions, connect to colleagues who can mentor, morally support, and more, you find that doing without is no longer acceptable.

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.

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.

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!

MOOCs: Building Personal Learning Networks

Your Training Edge

One major change that MOOCs have greatly contributed to is the gaining recognition of learning as a primarily social activity, where the networks created are just as important (if not more important) as the content learned. Because of this, education is moving from a model of knowledge transfer to a model of learning network development. A personal learning network (PLN) is a network of resources including people (subject matter experts, coworkers, friends, mentors, etc.)

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.

Personal Learning Networks: For Ongoing Learning in a Connected World

ID Reflections

The four topics we are planning to deep dive into in the first two weeks are: a) Networked learning, b) Personal Learning Networks, c) MOOCs, and d) Communities of Inquiry. Here''s a list of related posts on learning in a networked world. Ubiquitous connectivity, mobile devices and social platforms ensure that work can happen from anywhere. Learning networks are based on the theory of Connectivism, or learning from diverse social webs.

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.

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.

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.

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).

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.

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.

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.

14 Professional Development Opportunities Outside Work

KnowledgeCity

Not only will you pick up important skills and learn best practices, you will have an opportunity to network and explore further career opportunities in your field. 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 this relationship, both parties are the mentor and the mentee and need to have a genuine interest in learning from one another.

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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How To Strengthen Your Network: Executives Weigh In

Everwise

In honor of Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day , we kicked off an online community series, where experienced Everwise Mentors address a collection of questions submitted by the community on a designated topic. For this first Ask Her Anything, we highlighted women mentors from the executive ranks: Dina Keswani , Adjunct Instructor, Project Leadership and Systems Design and Leadership, eCornell. Were they a coach, mentor, advocate or sponsor?

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.

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.

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.”. If you attended, I’d love to hear what stood out most to you – from the sessions to the association marketplace to the networking events – what was your takeaway? This was my first year at ASAE Annual but it certainly won’t be my last. I got to meet and make so many association friends as well as gain a lot of valuable information.

Sahana Chattopadhyay – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

ABOUT SAHANA CHATTOPADHYAY (Social Learning & Collaboration Strategist, Performance Consultant Exploring Emergent Learning, Blogger). Her passion is to help organizations become learning organizations through social and collaborative learning. She was also listed in the Top 25 Indian HR Influencers on Social Media in 2013 and 2014. Everyone is a learner, teacher, mentor, or coach in turn depending on their area of expertise and context.

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7 Best tips For Informal Learning In Your Corporate

Your Training Edge

Use the power of Social network. Everyone lives his own life but a lot of people share some parts of it in a Social network. Related Posts: Corporate learning and development with the help of… How Social Media is Effective for E-Learning The Differences Between eLearning and Distance Learning Writing Daily Reports as a First Step to Strong Team… 7 Signs to Understand Who a Perfect Mentor Is (Visited 1 times, 1 visits today).

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.

Participative Learning – Push-Up challenge!

Origin Learning

That’s when a mentor, who hand-holds the former veterans to get back into action, becomes critical. A nudge, a pat, a push and a few encouraging words are some of the many things that these mentors offer to restore theirward’s “pride”! Conversations between the mentor and mentee help in the transition of a combat world as the skills are made relevant for a “civil” world. Combat soldiers are special!

Learning 2012: the 30 Under Thirty experience

Good To Great

Our conference started ahead of time, with a private online networking space so we could start talking and planning for the conference. 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. ‘If you’d like a mentor, ask.’

Three things

Learning with 'e's

Secondly, learning needs to be social. Increasingly, such contact and communication is mediated through technology, and social media tools are ideal for this purpose. The celebrated Russian psychologist Lev Vygotskii proposed the idea of learning being extended when children are mentored by a knowledgeable other person. His Zone of Proximal Development theory has been central to our understanding of how we learn in social contexts.

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.

Helping Women Get Their Groove Back by Building Communities and Strong Support Networks from Rural Areas with Rebecca Undem

LifterLMS

Helping women get their groove back by building communities and strong support networks from rural areas with Rebecca Undem in this episode of the LMScast podcast with Chris Badgett of LifterLMS. Rebecca Undem: I guess, in short, that’s what I think where we have to start and I still battle that every single day because I’m so connected on social media to people. Actually I have like four people that I mentor.

The Rise of Social Everything

Marcia Conner

Within five years, I predict, the word social will seem as cliché as synergy feels now. Social connection will be like a dial tone, something we once expected to hear and now don’t bother listening for as we dial. We must get comfortable in our social shoes. Social tools allow us to reach across time and space to solve complex problems and make informed decisions in ways we couldn’t dream of years ago. Social is not a set of technologies.

Learning 2012: what worked, what didn’t, even better if…?

Good To Great

I was excited to see in the conference guide, before the event, that there were 16 different session formats, from ’360 view’ panel sessions and structured discussions to learning labs and mentoring sessions. A ‘real-time hub’ was set up in the main networking area of the conference suite, with a large white board for people to suggest topics and a dedicated team to help turn those suggestions into sessions.

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Learning 2012: what worked, what didn’t, even better if…?

Good To Great

I was excited to see in the conference guide, before the event, that there were 16 different session formats, from ’360 view’ panel sessions and structured discussions to learning labs and mentoring sessions. A ‘real-time hub’ was set up in the main networking area of the conference suite, with a large white board for people to suggest topics and a dedicated team to help turn those suggestions into sessions.

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Going geographical

Learning with e's

I was playing with words, but a message emerged from it - we can connect with others from all over the world using social media, and if you build it, they will come. I'm very pleased to have been invited, because although I am not a geographer, geography was always one of my favourite topics in school, and is a social science to which I have great affinity. They can organise their own resources through free and easy to use tagging and social filtering tools.

Learning 2012: the 30 Under Thirty experience

Good To Great

Our conference started ahead of time, with a private online networking space so we could start talking and planning for the conference. 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. ‘If you’d like a mentor, ask.’

Theories for the digital age: Paragogy

Learning with 'e's

Such interconnectedness and willingness to share creates a new kind of peer mentoring that operates at multiple levels and many degrees of expertise, supporting learning in all its complexity. There are now a variety of new ways we can create peer networks, learn from each other and share our ideas. 2012) Paragogical Praxis, E-Learning and Digital Media , 9(3), 267-272 Illich, I. education digital age user generated content peer learning social media paragogy learning

8 Years of Blogging

Experiencing eLearning

My first post on 12/26/06 explained that I was creating a graduate course on social media for teachers and felt I should “practice what I preach.” Story-Based Coaching and Mentoring Course. All of you are part of my personal learning network. I missed my anniversary by a few days, but I’ve now been blogging for 8 years.

CONNIE MALAMED – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

and many consider you their mentor. How significant is ‘sharing’ for learning designers in this age of informal and social learning? Could you share some of the best practices you follow to build, grow, and sustain your blogs and other social media platforms with high engagement? I think that having a Personal Learning Network (PLN) is important for learning experience designers at this time in our evolution and probably will always be important.

Connie Malamed – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

You have many fans out there (including us ), and many consider you their mentor. How significant is ‘sharing’ for learning designers in this age of informal and social learning? Could you share some of the best practices you follow to build, grow, and sustain your blogs and other social media platforms with high engagement? How do you look at these concepts in this age of informal and social learning?