Social media and reflection: marriage or divorce?

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

Social media in organisations has been a difficult topic and sometimes bothers me. I do believe however in finding an optimal use of social media to support individual and collective learning and innovation. Most of the time a smarter use of media may help.

Social Media - What’s the Impact

Bottom-Line Performance

We’ve been talking all month about Web 2.0 - but we haven’t talked all that much about social media. The facts in this video support the idea that this social media thing is a revolution in the way we communicate, not just an incremental adjustment. I liked this video enough to send it to my husband via e-mail – and also to post it to my facebook page, where a friend posted back this link to an article about how social media is being used.

Playing with Words, Multitasking, and Learning Objectives: This Week on #BLPLearn

Bottom-Line Performance

Rather than restricting the social media conversation to a 30 minute window, we’re inviting everyone inside and outside BLP to share interesting links, thoughts, and articles with the #BLPLearn hashtag on Twitter. Can the Brain Really Multitask? Is multitasking impossible?

Twitter’s Impact on Your Brain-Same as Bilingualism

Kapp Notes

Adults must be socially stimulated to learn, which is why language retention is usually only successful for adults when they are immersed with other language-speakers. Bilingual people “build new bridges” in the brain, says Dr. Kuhl, a University of Washington professor and co-author of a recent study on social learning, and their brains are constantly adapting and reshuffling data as they translate. social media


Wonderful Brain

Hyperconnectivity is baked in to millennials as is multitasking. Change Disruptive Learning ELearning Instruction Instructional Design Learning Development Management Social Media

5 Tips to Time Management for Maximum Productivity

Your Training Edge

And for as much as you can, try not to get moody in the morning or to open mails/social media feeds that can potentially make you moody. Avoid multitasking. Research shows that multitasking lowers an individual’s performance by nearly 40%.

Captioning Trends Make a Comeback Thanks to Gen Z

3Play Media

In general, new technology doesn’t phase this group, but they also have an awareness of past technology like landline phones and non-streaming media. Multitaskers. This group likes to keep with the times and absorb new information daily via the internet and social media.

4 Ways to Make Synchronous eLearning Dazzling

Bottom-Line Performance

We’ll be back in the near future with more on our short series of social media tips. As much as possible, shorter modules are preferable in synchronous e-learning to avoid the dreaded multitasking of participants!

In Praise of Limits and the Art of Stillness: This Week on #BLPLearn

Bottom-Line Performance

Rather than restricting the social media conversation to a 30 minute window, we’re inviting everyone inside and outside BLP to share interesting links, thoughts, and articles with the #BLPLearn hashtag on Twitter.

In Praise of Limits, and the Art of Stillness : This Week on #BLPLearn

Bottom-Line Performance

Rather than restricting the social media conversation to a 30 minute window, we’re inviting everyone inside and outside BLP to share interesting links, thoughts, and articles with the #BLPLearn hashtag on Twitter.

The Benefits of Mobile Learning


Mobile e-learning courses support all types of media and e-learning features, so you don’t have to compromise on the content. Finally, mobile learning encourages social sharing and collaboration. After all, most social media interactions take place on phones.

And the myths go on

Clark Quinn

Here’s a subset: Digital multitaskers : well, we know that’s inefficient, but haven’t we seen that taken up by device, not age group? Secretly social : (wth?) Go where the talent is : use appropriate social media. Provide social connection tools.

Blend Outside of the Box – Part 1

eLearning Brothers

Those articles you get excited about sharing on social media or emailing to colleagues? Today’s learners are multitaskers—so give them something besides their email to occupy them during your training.

What Happens in the Brain When You learn a Language?

Your Training Edge

Preliminary research indicates that being multilingual improves one’s memory, communication, and multitasking skills. He is also a content writer for and various blogs about higher education, entertainment, social media & blogging.

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Open Office, Work Culture, and Productivity

The Performance Improvement Blog

It''s way more efficient and less maddening than having my Gchat icon flashing all day, since I already suffer from multitasking overload, thanks to email, Yammer, Campfire, social media, and multiple browser tabs.

How To Integrate Automation Into Your Sales Process

Your Training Edge

The ultimate goal is to automate every process that you deem appropriate ranging from your emails to social media management, and scheduling meetings among others.

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Boost Your Productivity with These Simple Tips

Your Training Edge

Well, these are the busy times and who has the time to even socialize. By this you eat a healthy meal, socialize and get exercise from getting up from your desk to go to the cafeteria. So why spend that window of 15min of free time browsing social media?

Take Your Video Ads to the Next Level with Captions

3Play Media

Verizon and Publicis Media conducted a recent study on the relationship between videos, sound, and captions. You may come across them quite often in your social media feed. Multitasking. This is particularly true for social media videos.

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Designing e-Learning for Maximum Motivation

Experiencing eLearning

Cannot rely on social motivators (well, you could blend traditional e-learning with social learning, via social media or traditional forms…). Media/animation isn’t enough. “Expedited” path: Hit next without thinking, multitask, guess without consequence, random actions until give up. These are my live blogged notes from the Designing e-Learning for Maximum Motivation webinar by Ethan Edwards of Allen Interactions.

The Concept of Microlearning


Where our multitasking is so engrained in a workflow that we cannot allow more than 5 minutes on any given task before needing to refocus on a bigger picture. The Concept of Microlearning.

Podcasting: Is It Right For Your Content Mix?

Talented Learning

Today we feature podcasting advice from Shelly Kramer , Co-CEO of V3 Broadsuite and President of Broadsuite Media Group. Listening to podcasts is a perfect choice for people who enjoy multitasking.

The Benefits of Hiring a Virtual Assistant


An efficient virtual assistant can multitask and serve as a sounding board for the business head’s ideas, projects, and product range. Set-up and manage social media accounts.

The Pros and Cons of Cross-Training Your Employees


For example, Connie, a systems analyst, has gained newfound respect for Sadie, the company’s social media manager, after the former spent a few days covering for her ailing co-worker. Contrary to popular opinion, the human brain does not multitask well.

What The Future Holds For Game-Based eLearning: 8 Points To Consider

EI Design

Now that’s what I call multitasking! Social Media-Centered EduGames. There are two key reasons why I believe that social media edugames are the wave of the future. Secondly, social media games are already drawing in millions of players each month.

Engaging Millennials Through mLearning

Ed App

Their social media preferences are Facebook and Twitter while information is sourced predominately from online resources. Being accustomed to various social media and tools, they expect the content to be engaging and interactive. Millennials are very social and tend to come from a culture where content is consumed almost 18-hours-a-day. Millennials are used to multitasking and, therefore, have very little for the average 6-minute eLearning courses.

eLearning Learning Hot List Feb 1-14

Tony Karrer

Hot List - 2/1/2009 - 2/14/2009 Posts Mathemagenic " PhD conclusions in a thousand words: blogging practices of knowledge workers A Guide to Social Learning What Goes in the LMS? Items HP Learning Center - free online software, business, marketing and IT classes for small and medium business Pedagogy - MoodleDocs Keywords Learning Technologies Social Media Hosting Twitter iPhone Ning Adobe Sun Google TechKnowledge ASTD Notes on the list.

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Daily Bookmarks 08/12/2008

Experiencing eLearning

The Bamboo Project Blog: Privacy, Social Media and Learning. Businesses and organizations may worry about social media and Web 2.0 If people are going to share your secrets, they have plenty of other ways to do so besides social media–and those other ways are likely more effective. Consider what would happen, though, if we turned to social media for the majority of our interactions within an organization.

Focus on Millennial Learners to Benefit Members of All Ages

WBT Systems

Psychological research from Christy Price, published in 2009 described how to engage millennial learners: Make your class multimedia, incorporating more variety and shorter content to allow students to multitask.

Task, Interrupted: How to Seamlessly Integrate Training into Work


Even worse, depending on the amount of multitasking being done at the time, none of the tasks may be done well. You’re a sales manager, and your sales team needs training on a specific aspect of their jobs.

The Learning and Forgetting Curve: How to Make eLearning Memorable


Multitasking with techno-stimulators: mobile phones, tablets, i-tunes and you get the drift. Another common and deceptively heroic habit, that we all are so proud of, is multitasking. But I thought multitasking got things done faster!

Top 4 Digital Publishing Trends You Need to Know


Audiobooks can give people with limited reading time the chance to listen to their favorite books while multitasking.

6 Essential Organizational Skills for Leadership Success


By using scheduling , prioritizing and focusing on certain tasks becomes simple, and allows increased opportunity for multitasking. Examples include: unscheduled calls, meetings, or tasks, stress, going out for lunch when you brought your own, checking social media sites…anything you can think of!

5 Essential online survival skills by Howard Rheingold

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

With all available media and 'pling!' However, only 5% of people are really capable of multitasking - performing 2 tasks which require your attention. Wael Ghonim, is one of the activist of the revolution in Egypt who used social media very smartly.

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Generation Z is Here. Are You Ready?


Gen Zers routinely multitask across five screens as they game, watch their favorite YouTubers, connect on social media, listen to music and collaborate on homework – all at the same time. The Homeland Generation. Founders. Plurals. Post-Millennials. iGeneration. Gen Z.

Mobile Training Madness: Break Out of The Outdated Workplace Training Model


These days, everyone’s face is constantly buried in their phone, buzzing with text messages, social media notifications, alerts, work reminders, and more. Now, of course, there is some overlap in time due to multitasking, but there is no question we spend a big chunk of time on our phones. Multitasking. Today’s employee is constantly on the move, making the ability to multitask and adapt to every situation an invaluable skill.

The Golden Keys to Personal Productivity

Learning Wire

CEO of the largest social media platform yet conceived – Facebook – Zuckerberg is also known for having a very particular way of working. Multitasking is not your friend. Today’s companies are producing goods and offering services in ways that 25 years ago were unthinkable.

Sparking Innovation in Your eLearning Design

Integrated Learnings

The advice here is to become immersed in what you’re doing and avoid multitasking. Social media in training can work wonders for this, too. By Shelley A. Gable. In scrolling through the Twittersphere , I clicked on a link to 14 Ways to Spark Innovation by Mitch Ditkoff. The blog post offers advice for finding sources of inspiration for new ideas, which can apply to almost any type of role in any organization.