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The differences between social professional networks and communities of practice

Matrix

The meaning of ‘community’ has changed drastically with the spread of the internet and the rise of all the social networks. Experts are still debating to what extent this type of being social online affects the day to day life of individuals but the reality is that virtual space has brought a really big shift in everything having to do with human interaction. Main difference between social and professional communities. Social networks focus on relationship.

How Freelance Clients Find Me

Experiencing eLearning

Portfolio. An online portfolio is a requirement if you’re freelancing. Your portfolio is a way to tell your story about the work you do and the work you want to do in the future. My portfolio is on my business website. You don’t need to have lots of full courses on your portfolio. If I was starting over now, I’d register a domain right away and create my blog as part of my website and portfolio. Networking = Relationships.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Half of Companies Blocking Facebook

Learning Visions

Wednesday, August 22, 2007 Half of Companies Blocking Facebook Christy Tucker has been musing on Social Networking as LMS: Problems and Opportunities. One real problem is corporate fear of social networking tools. Im no Facebook super-user and I havent experienced a huge time suck from it, but I suppose its possible. But what information is it that is actually being "leaked" through Facebook by these irresponsible employees ?

Work Out Loud – Don’t Just Share What You Did

Nick Leffler

Today is the final day of my four-day journey to cover my thoughts on this week’s topics for the online cMOOC Exploring Innovations in Networked Work and Learning. When you do that – when you work in a more open, connected way – you can build a purposeful network that makes you more effective and provides access to more opportunities. Working out loud has allowed me to network further with interesting people I might have never met.

Saffron launches new social learning platform

Saffron Interactive

At next week’s Learning Technologies Exhibition Saffron Interactive (Stand 33) will be demonstrating Saffron Share, a corporate social network, personal portfolio and community knowledge base for collaboration and ‘just-in-time’ learning. The product is based on the open source Elgg social networking engine. Essentially, it’s a Moodle approach to the corporate social network with clear benefits for global organisations with tens of thousands of learners.’.

Here’s Why You Need an E-Learning Portfolio

Rapid eLearning

I got about 1000 inquiries and ended up looking at over 200 portfolios. I could have looked at more but I got a lot of emails from people who didn’t have portfolios. They either didn’t have a portfolio or the projects they worked on were proprietary so they couldn’t share them. And based on the tons of emails I get about finding work in this industry, I’d like to share some thoughts about why you need a portfolio and how it can help you get better at elearning.

Business applications of Twitter

E-Learning Provocateur

Some of the ideas specifically relate to e-learning, while others may fall more comfortably into other portfolios. I see this kind of activity falling into the Public Affairs portfolio, as it concerns brand management. But of course, tweet scanning also falls into the Customer Service portfolio. Tags: Twitter informal learning social media social networking enterprise 2.0 Earlier this week, I attended a Twitter Camp billed Twitter is not for dummies.

When Social means Business …

Learning Cafe

Last week news was abounding that Microsoft are about to announce their acquisition of social media company Yammer for $1.2B. Although not yet confirmed, it comes hot on the heels of other social media buy outs such as Salesforce.com snapping up Buddy Media for close to $700 million to complement its existing Chatter social media platform; Oracle adding Collective Intellect and Vitrue to its portfolio of social media-related acquisitions and SAP acquiring Ariba for $4.3

Social Media Goals

Clark Quinn

expo (part of the time with fellow miscreant Jay Cross ), and it led me to think a bit more about social media tools and approaches. We were prompted to visit Blue Kiwi , which is probably the leading European social media platform. Vignette , on the other hand, started as a CMS for KM, but then added social media around it. Drupal is an open source CMS that’s been used for social media, and Elgg similarly started as an open source portfolio tool but has expanded.

The Two Faces of ePortfolios

Learning Visions

An article by Helen Barrett: Balancing the Two Faces of ePortfolios The conceptual model of an online portfolio - multiple purposes: 1) learning & reflection – main activity around learning and collaboration 2) showcase achievement/accountability [link] These two activities need to work together. Portfolio as workspace vs. showcase. But a portfolio is more than this collection – it needs to include the artifacts, but also some reflection on those artifacts.

Friday Finds: The Best of Learning, Design & Technology | August 21, 2020

Mike Taylor

How to create a design portfolio using Google Sites. Ashanti Henderson chats with Cath Ellis about how she uses Google Sites to create her design portfolio which you can see at [link]. Check out the free mini-MOOC about ‘Social Learning’ by aNewSpring that runs Sept 8-18.

This time it's personal

Learning with e's

It's a Ning site focused on Personal Learning Environments and Digifolios (read e-Portfolios) which as I write this post, already has 48 members. Tags: social network e-portfolios Web 2.0 Today turned out to be a Personal Learning Environments sort of day for me. Firstly, I read a cracking blog by D'Arcy Norman on PLEs which showed some nice diagrams and conceptual maps of his take on PLEs accompanied by some neat explanations.

Lynda.com Graduates to Next Level of Online Learning

CLO Magazine

After LinkedIn acquired online education company Lynda.com in 2015 for $1.5 billion and rolled it out to all of its premium subscribers, the business-networking platform late last year integrated more than 9,000 Lynda courses, giving the content greater prominence and reinforcing LinkedIn’s move into the learning technology space. It is an interesting move for LinkedIn, and par for the course in the new world of LMS,” said Ray Wang of Constellation Research.

Freelance Instructional Design: More Tips from the Trenches

Experiencing eLearning

I love having so many brilliant and generous people in my network who freely share the wealth of their knowledge. Networking. David Harris shared his experience with networking : My approach is to network with local organizations and groups that benefit me socially with like minded people, and gives me a sense of organizations needs and the niche I can fit into to help them meet their learning objectives. Portfolio.

Google Wave – Social Learning – Business – eLearning Hot List

Tony Karrer

eLearning Learning Hot List June 12, 2009 to June 19, 2009 Top Posts The following are the top posts from featured sources based on social signals. Business Casual , June 14, 2009 Brain rule #12 - Clive on Learning , June 12, 2009 Top Other Items The following are the top other items based on social signals. Eight Myths About Video Games Debunked , June 17, 2009 Here’s Why You Need an E-Learning Portfolio , June 16, 2009 Game Studies 0102: Cultural framing of computer/video games.

Where is L&D heading?

E-Learning Provocateur

What about online social education and Communities of Practice? Beyond the technology, the success of social learning is predicated on the culture of the organisation. My go-to success stories for social learning are Coca-Cola Amatil, who have cultivated active communities of practice across state-based factory floors; and Deloitte, who are the poster child for enterprise social networking.

How to Sell Online Courses from your own website – You Should Know

Pinlearn

I was great at networking. And guess what, I worked on creating my portfolio of courses, designed a website, crafted a marketing and brand strategy, and made money. Facebook Groups, Forums and Niche Communities. Here’s the interesting part – You get to listen to your potential audience by being a member of Facebook groups, forums like Reddit and online communities like Quora. CDN stands for Content Delivery Network.

10 resources that I found valuable in January 2013

Jane Hart

It’s partly a creature of collaborative technologies, such as email, instant messages, Web-based conferencing, internal social networks and so on. “Since our default action at work is usually to turn to our friends and known colleagues for help, we need to share more of our experiences with others in order to grow our trusted networks. They expect to manage their own career development, and build their own portfolios of experiences. ” Social learning

Podcast 30: Learning From Customer Conferences – With Tristan Jordan and Tara Pawlak of Community Brands

Talented Learning

Our portfolio currently includes 59 companies. I had no idea your portfolio spans 59 brands! This diverse mix of interests gives attendees exposure to a rich learning and networking opportunity they can’t find elsewhere. JOHN: That networking aspect is really important. TARA: We really want to let people network in their own style. JOHN: Do you use your products to facilitate social learning? It includes a social feed for event-specific content.

Show and TEL

Learning with e's

We also talked about 'netiquette' - acceptable behaviour in online environments, and how people use Facebook and other social networking tools appropriately and innapropriately, and the implications. Tags: University of Plymouth TEL OER iTunesU online submission computer aide assessment FaceBook digital identity

Top 7 topics at this year's ALT-C

Learning with e's

Social Software 25 VLEs 24 Blogs 20 Mobile learning 19 Social networking 18 Wikis 16 No surprises really. There are also a number of other papers dealing with accessibility, e-assessment, student perceptions, and various learning applications use such as VOIP, videoconferencing 3-D virtual worlds, podcasting, mini-games, e-portfolios, and of course ‘learning objects’ (whatever they are…) Even GPS and Interactive Whiteboards have a small presence.

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The (1) Thing(s) Successful People Do First Thing In The Morning

Nick Leffler

Every other day if you look around social media and follow any professionals, you’re going to see an article about XX things successful people do (first thing) in the morning. Avoid social media. Check your social media (hah!). The post The (1) Thing(s) Successful People Do First Thing In The Morning appeared first on Nick Leffler's Portfolio & Learning Insights. You might also enjoy: How do you get people talking on an enterprise social network?

Michael Allen – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

How do you think existing learning models need to evolve further to support workplace and social learning? It is also a means of harnessing evolving technologies, such as mobile, social networking, data gathering, personalization / individualization, and online collaboration, and integrating them into meaningful experiences as well as performance support. ABOUT Dr. MICHAEL W. ALLEN (CEO and Chairman, Allen Interactions Inc.).

10 (Free!) Stock Photo Resources for eLearning

DigitalChalk eLearning

Stock.xchng provides stock photos and illustrations, operating as a hybrid of a photo library site and a social networking site. If you are a photographer, you can have the opportunity to achieve great portfolio exposure by offering free images. When it comes to creating an eLearning project , you can easily invest a lot of time in finding the perfect images. And of course, many of you work with tight budgets, limited resources, and little time.

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5 Tips for Promoting and Pitching Yourself as an eLearning Freelancer

Trivantis

Be a social butterfly. A great way to achieve this is through social media sites, such as LinkedIn , Facebook, Google Plus, and Twitter. Bonus tip : eLearning forums like the Trivantis Community are a great place to network! It’s all about that portfolio. This particular tip echoed across the internet: “Portfolios should be considered the cornerstone for every e-learning professional,” says instructional designer and consultant Ashley Chiasson.

Top 125 Workplace eLearning Posts of 2009

eLearning Learning Posts

So without further set, I’m happy to announce the Top Posts as defined by Social Filtering - meaning by everyone involved directly or indirectly in eLearning Learning. Twitter in the classroom: 10 useful resources , Social Media in Learning , August 12, 2009. Should Educators be Afraid of Having a Facebook Profile? Twitter in the classroom: 10 useful resources - Social Media in Learning , August 12, 2009. Need an Online Portfolio Fast?

MICHAEL ALLEN – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

How do you think existing learning models need to evolve further to support workplace and social learning? It is also a means of harnessing evolving technologies, such as mobile, social networking, data gathering, personalization / individualization, and online collaboration, and integrating them into meaningful experiences as well as performance support. ABOUT Dr. MICHAEL W. ALLEN (CEO and Chairman, Allen Interactions Inc.).

Paradiso’s Teeming Mahara Alliance

Paradiso

Mahara, as a stand-alone e-portfolio system can be integrated into Paradiso LMS easily. This is made possible by the unique Mahara ePortfolio system that gives the user control and ownership of their ePortfolios by creating fully customisable Views (ePortfolios that are viewable by others on the Mahara social network) and Artefacts (information displayed on the view) which encourages them to take pride in what they learn and show it off.

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Blogging to Build Your Business

Experiencing eLearning

I recently gave a presentation to the Online Network of Independent Learning Professionals about blogging to build your business. LinkedIn is the quickest option if you are not technical and don’t want to deal with setting anything up. If you already have a decent sized network, you have built-in followers. First, it’s not on your business site, so you’re splitting your identity between your business website and your LinkedIn profile.

Free Stock Photos Sites for e-Learning

eFront

The stock.xhng operates as a hybrid of a picture library site and a social networking site; registered users may set up a personal profile, upload their photographic works to share with other users, write a blog and participate in online forums to discuss and critique each others work. If you are a photographer you have the opportunity to achieve a great portfolio exposure by offering free images.

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Online Course Marketing: Tips for selling more courses and increasing your revenue

Plume - e-learning & learning management systems

Generating sales for your course starts with three things; a website, a network of people and marketing. A course sales page is the webpage that has all the details about your course; an overview, a little bit about the trainer and any social proof. Testimonials: as a form of social proof. Social media. If you haven’t already, we strongly suggest that you get on social media as this will be a key component of your online course marketing strategy.

How To Use a WordPress LMS for Internal Training Websites in Big Companies and Governments with Brad Williams and Lisa Sabin-Wilson from WebDevStudios

LifterLMS

It’s cool to talk to you, and in a public format really geek out about WordPress, working with clients, learning social stuff. Do they need a kind of a social layer on that with BuddyPress, or even a forum like bbPress integration for users to generate profiles or interact with other users in the network, or for teachers to chat through forums or groups. I’m looking at our portfolio because it was a while ago. Are people still doing social on the website?

How do I prevent password sharing on my e-learning system?

Plume - e-learning & learning management systems

Single-sign-on does away with usernames and passwords in favour of a social login, such as via Facebook, Google, Microsoft or LinkedIn. While some users may be happy to share their password for your LMS, they might think twice about sharing their Facebook or Google password. Everything we do online is tied to an IP address of our network. In today’s online world, sharing account passwords is quite common.

Tips for Starting to Freelance

Experiencing eLearning

Build a Network with Social Media. Most of the clients and potential clients I’m working with are people I connected with through social media. In a single two-week period in October, 10 different people contacted me about potential instructional design contracts, and 6 of those found me through either my blog or LinkedIn. and then visiting my business site or portfolio.

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How to Start an Online School – 6 Easy Steps

Pinlearn

Social Media Marketing. Spread the good word on social media. Your website should have enough navigational and social features. Be active on social networking platforms. Place advertisements on Facebook and Google. Expand your portfolio of courses. Do you have the skill to teach? Are you interested in teaching linear thinking and binary logic? Are you good at programming? Do you have expertise in economics or management or any other subject?