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? I have seen that early attempts to bring social networking inside companies as a work tool have failed. Has your organization implemented a social networking platform? Social Learning Social Networking

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How to Create a Referable Brand for your Education Company with Michael Roderick


Learn how to create a referable brand for your education company with Michael Roderick in this episode of the LMScast podcast hosted by Chris Badgett of LifterLMS. There are three core fundamentals to creating a referable brand Michale shares and they all follow the acronym AIM.

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. Learning networks are based on the theory of Connectivism, or learning from diverse social webs. Characteristics of a PLN Everyone''s network looks different. Networks have a profound impact on how we learn.

Developing a Results Driven Curriculum

XYZ Fire Association is a network of. Through their network, they identified a. team members to reference each. Developing a. Results-Driven. Curriculum. 3C O N T E N T S Contents Introduction PA G E 4 Five Steps to a. Results-Driven. Curriculum. PA G E 5 1 Create a project.

Developing Personal Learning Networks – Resources

David Kelly

More and more people are realizing they are networked learners, with a large percentage of their learning coming via a dedicated group of chosen and trusted resources. This network of resources is commonly referred to as a Personal Learning Network (or PLN), and it is one of the most powerful learning tools in a networked world. Developing Personal Learning Networks from David Kelly. What is a PLN (Personal Learning Network)?

Network Skills

Tony Karrer

I personally believe that one of the areas where learning professionals need the most help is how communities and networks impact learning and building individual and facilitation skills around these: Knowing how to individually leverage Network Skills and Communities to help with work and learning tasks Community and Network Facilitation Skills to help others learn and work using networks and communities In my post Networks and Learning Communities , I looked a bit at this topic.

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. Global social networks such as Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter support various forms of communication and sharing actions that were previously unavailable. Next time: Connected Minds References Godin, S. eden19 collaboration collective action connections Digital education learning media pedagogy social networks Technology tribe

Networking the future #EDEN15

Learning with 'e's

Audrey Watters and Maarten de Laat at EDEN Maarten de Laat's keynote speech at EDEN 2015 contained all of the ingredients for thoughtful and reflective consideration of how we now teach and how students now learn in an increasingly networked society. A professor at the Dutch Open University, Maarten de Laat researches into networked learning and the use of digital media in education. Teachers need active networks of learning to make the leap to new forms of learning.

Thoughts on Social Networking

Moodle Journal

Going on as I do these days with regard to the value of social networking tools practices and the implications for collaboration in learning, which you may well have picked this up from a number of posts in this blog. Just recently, during the summer, I have been dipping into SNA (Social Network Analysis) this is a methodology for mapping and measuring relationships and flows in a system; this can be human or even data itself.

References for ASTD Los Angeles Presentation

Vignettes Learning

Welcome to the references for my ASTD Los Angeles Presentation on Learning Trends and How They Impact Training, Learning and Our Careers November 28, 2007; 4:30 pm Virtual Session The Future of Technology Theories of Learning Digital Natives Teaching Machines" - How People can Use Web 2.0 and Social Networking Really Cool "3-Minute e-Learning" on Social Networking - Wiki, Social Networking, Social Bookmarking, RSS Outsourced Brain I will post the Interwise Recording session next day.

mLearning Content Types - Level 4: Reference

mLearning Trends

Level 4: Reference Materials & Static Content NOTE: This is part 5 of 7 in a continuing series; please see earlier posts for more background information. Level 4 formats include content typically considered “reference” or supplemental material; it is not specifically learning-oriented, though it often accompanies ILT events or online learning courseware.

Thinking in networks

Learning with 'e's

Build your network and always think in networks. Reid Hoffman (Founder of LinkedIn) When he made this statement at Babson College in May 2012, Reid Hoffman was referring to startup companies, but he could very well have been giving advice to any undergraduate student, or indeed any teacher or academic. Social media has simply provided an increasingly powerful range of tools to extend personal learning networks (PLNs) to virtually any part of the world.

The Smart Worker : relies on a trusted network of friends and colleagues

Jane Hart

A recent article in the WebWorker Daily, Supporting milennials in the workplace , pointed out: “One interesting characteristic of Millenials … is that they tend to rely on their own resources and network of friends or colleagues to try and solve problems before going down the official support path.&#. For many people, social networks like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and now Google+ have become important parts of their personal and professional lives in this respect.

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Why your Enterprise Social Network is your most valuable social learning platform

Jane Hart

For this reason the new enterprise social platforms (like Enterprise Social Networks (ESNs) that underpin social collaboration are your most valuable social learning platforms. That person also needs to understand what it is “to be social” and to have experienced “social” in other places, for example on the Social Web, in public social networks as well as online communities. This is the article I wrote for the January edition of Inside Learning Technologies magazine.

Digital tribes and the network nation

Learning with 'e's

Digital tribal identity Next: Always connected References Bordieu, P. Digital tribes and the network nation by Steve Wheeler was written in Plymouth, England and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 community cultural capital Digital education Erving Goffman Howard Rheingold identity learning literacy network

References: eLearning Guild Online Session: How to Integrate Social Networking to Impact Learning and Performance Dec. 13, 2007

Vignettes Learning

The following are the references for the December 13, 2007 Session. Basic 2-3 minutes video on " What is Social Networking " - By CommonCraft What is Social Networking? The Technical Side of Social Networking 2-3 minute video Outsourced Brain P.L.E. Welcome to the Session. Download the 25-Page Special Report and Framework Graphics. Plus PowerPoint file, the three framework graphics.

Create Your Own Twitter-Powered Personal Learning Network


Tap Your Personal Learning Network. Many avid Twitter users use this approach, and many refer to it as tapping into their personal learning network , but perhaps something else is going on here. Online Training Personal Learning Network Social Learning social media Twitter web based training

TrainingMagazine Network Presentation Resources: Interactivity, Games and Gamification: Creating Engaged Learners

Kapp Notes

Gave a presentation today to the fine folks involved with TrainingMagazine Network. Here are some resources I reference and some additional resources as well. Here is some content and references. Reference: Yee, N., & Bailenson, J.N. Reference: Baylor, A. Reference : Fox, J. & Reference: Sitzmann, T. Reference: Sitzmann, T. Reference: Sitzmann, T. Reference: Sitzmann, T. Reference: Sitzmann, T.

Social Media: The Virtual “Over-The-Partition” Learning Network.

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Social Media: The Virtual “Over-The-Partition” Learning Network by Jolene on April 28, 2011 in Informal Learning , Instructional Design , Training Development , Video , social learning According to the 1996 report from the U.S. They might even jot down a few notes that you can reference the next time you troubleshoot that widget problem.

The importance of being networked

Learning with 'e's

Specifically, I made the point that Personal Learning Networks (PLNs) are enabled and strengthened when we make connections through social media tools. the use of social technology is much less determined by the tool itself; when we use a network, the most import asset we get is access to one another. References Maslow, A. Image source The importance of being networked by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0

Presenting Event Video with Portable Network Graphics and JavaScript

Adobe Captivate

Portable Network Graphics (PNGs). References. 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. Though they ultimately went “in house”, I really liked the final design as it relied heavily on their award winning videos and graphics.

The dynamics of managing/nurturing networks of practice

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

Unfortunately it is not freely accessible online, but this is the reference to the article: Agterberg, M., Keeping the Wheels Turning: The Dynamics of Managing Networks of Practice. Journal of Management Studies, 47(1), 85-108 The authors make a distinction between NoPs and CoPs; networks of practice and communities of practice. Image by D'Arcy Norman via Flickr I received a beautiful article (thanks to Julie Ferguson!).

Communities / Social Networking and LMS Merger

Tony Karrer

Mzinga is a merger of KnowledgePlanet (an LMS provider and also the maker of the eLearning simulation tool - Firefly) and Shared Insights - a community / business social networking software company. Previously, I talked about how they are now referring to themselves in terms of talent management and workforce productivity. This merger points to another direction - combination of LMS capability + community / social networking.

Arguments, Wikipedia, Networks, & Structure

Big Dog, Little Dog

Saul should of omitted the reference to the Learning Circuits Blog since there were only one , maybe two bloggers in the discussion who actually predicted the death of the classroom (although others may have hint at it); while Tony should have omitted the reference to respecting him a little less now as the attack is now being directed towards the person rather than the ideas being presented. Professional Networks in China and America - harvard Business School. Long Live?

Face Time: Tips for Maximizing the Conference Experience and Your Personal Learning Path

InSync Training

It’s a reference to the fact that we tend to be so focused on using our expertise and special talents to help others, that we neglect our own needs. An in-person training conference can be a great learning opportunity that keeps you connected to trends, new training approaches, and can expand your personal learning network. Conferences Personal Learning Networks 50 Modern Blended Learning BlogsRemember the adage “the cobbler’s children have no shoes?”

The digital tribe and the network nation

Learning with e's

Tomorrow: Always connected References Bordieu, P. This is a continuation from yesterday's blogpost entitled: Digital Tribal Identity I will argue here that within the present information age, where digital communication technologies have fractured the tyranny of distance beyond repair, and where computers have become pervasive and ubiquitous, identification through digital mediation has become the new cultural capital (Bordieu & Passeron, 1990).

The foundations of innovation in L&D

E-Learning Provocateur

An enterprise social network covers the “in-betweens”, principally by empowering everyone to ask their own questions to the crowd, and to keep abreast of emergent knowledge in the moment. Micro-learning and micro-assessments have a rich source of reference content to which remedial feedback can link. There are two sides of the innovation coin in corporate learning & development: technology and pedagogy.

Building Long-Term Relationships

Your Training Edge

In the business world, we often refer to building relationships as ‘networking’ The traditional method for networking revolves around meetings and events with the sole purpose of business card collecting. This system of collection falls short of the true method of networking. It is a similar to what occurs on many social networking sites, collecting friends without really developing those friendships.

Insights on Business Drivers of Social Networking

Vignettes Learning

I am referring to recent developments where psychology of groups is now merging and coalescing with technology in "social networking.” I thought you might be interested to see this white paper by Akamai, one of the leading providers of Internet networks and systems. The paper is mostly about business drivers, technology, and ROI of mainstream social networking. It is a good reference. How do you make the hidden side of social networking more "visible”?

"Digital Mindset": What is it All About?

ID Reflections

One of the oft-repeated reasons for the failure of Enterprise Social Networks (ESNs) in organizations is often attributed to a lack of "digital mindset " in the employees or leadership or both. Having a digital mindset is the ability to grasp this spectrum of impact that the Network Era has on us and thus truly appreciate the futility of actions like knowledge hoarding for power, enforcing hierarchy, building siloed work environments, following old world processes, and such.

Thirsty for knowledge on social networks and information systems?

Janet Clarey

Information Science Reference recently published a book by Miltiadis Lytras from the University of Patras, Greece, Robert Tennyson from the University of Minnesota, USA, and Patricia Ordóñez de Pablos, from the Universidad de Oviedo, Spain called Knowledge Networks: The Social Software Perspective. Here’s a description: Social networks are collections of individuals linked together by a set of relations. Knowledge Networks. Here you go then.

Mark Sheppard: Entering the Backchannel of ATD ICE 2018

Learning Rebels

and who knows who else will make an appearance… However, first up is Mark Sheppard , a close network friend of mine who won’t be there…or will he? You have a PLN (Personal Learning Network), don’t you? In 2016 I referred to them as “Personal Correspondents”, and the term still works. Conferences Personal Learning Network Tips #ATD2018 Association for Talent Development ATD National Mark Sheppard social media tools

Free E-Learning Tutorial 5: Collaboration and Networking Tools

e-Learning Academy

Episode 5 e-learning tutorial refers to the e-learning design framework described in episode 1 and focus on the bottom left quadrant of the framework – collaboration and networking tools. Why not download this free e-learning training from iTunes Or listen to the podcast MP3 file on your computer Or read the Transcript Or watch the entire [.]. E-Learning Tutorial Podcast Social media Strategy Video Shownotes

Some Web 2.0-Like Tools in LMSs Extend e-Learning into Social Networking and Community Sharing

Vignettes Learning

If added or incorporated, these tools help learners use LMS content as a resource for sharing ideas in networks and communities. Bookmarking - allows learners to bookmark specific pages as references; keeping a bookmark list Send a URL - allows learners to send email of a specific page in e-Learning content Note-taking - allows learners to make notes for every page as they wish and download or print the notes. These are some Web 2.0-like tools in LMSs.

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. You are probably already familiar with the Sharable Content Object Reference Model, or SCORM, which is a specification that allows learning management systems (LMSs) to track e-learning user activities. eLearning Featured Posts Learning & Development MOOC Social Media Training mooc personal learning networks Tin Can unbundle content


Lesson I: Making your own Custom Articulate Player | LearnNuggets


Some refer to it as the Articulate Presenter Community Player while others refer to it as a Skin. Of the thousands of on-line tutorials I’ve read in my day, I always find myself wandering off in search of a term or an explanation to a topic the author referred to in the tutorial. In Flash 8, it is referred to as a “document” and in CS4 it is referred to as a “file” either ActionScript (AS) 2.0

"Making the invisible visible" - Old idea, new skin - social networking

Vignettes Learning

Why are many of us in businesses surprised that social networking is so popular? His presentation on Social Networking Analysis ( SNA ) created a vortex and black hole in my mind and heart. We know the power of networking and how our networks impact our ability to deliver results. Studies have shown that those with a highly developed network of relationships can get better access to ideas, help, resources, and support from their network.

The Twitter Chat Conundrum (Part Two)

Learning Rebels

Would be fun to cross reference other groups and see different points of view.” Personal Learning Network Social Learning Social Learning Tools Technology Tips @theweirdteacher #totallyRossome Change Communication social learning status-quo Tools twitter twitter chatYou all KILLED IT! Last week our conversation centered around the twitter chat. How twitter chats, in general, may be improved and I have to say the response was great.

Data on Big Data

Marcia Conner

If all these numbers make you wish for a reference guide, James Huggins answers How Much Data Is That? While working on the article I also asked my social network for suggestions on books that introduce people-centric practices to data-driven people. collaboration numbers reference books employment higher ed job skills social media Twitter

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