LMS Final: The LMS as Social Media

Your Training Edge

Social media is a big part of our lives, and it is the future of learning and development. The Internet and social media allow people to blog, tweet, collaborate, post video and content, discuss, and even rate experiences. In fact, you may start to see a newer term in relation to Learning Management Systems: SLMS, or Social Learning Management System. Depending on your vendor, new media features may be part of your LMS.

Social Media Learning: how to integrate intellectual, working and human capital…

Origin Learning

In the context of learning, it’s apt to mention that the world is moving from exclusivity to inclusivity and it would do better to know and understand the new language in the making – social media learning or social learning (as per the ongoing debate by experts).

Switch for social media

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

Even though I am now not using the field as consciously as when I was guiding organisational change trajectories, I feel when I work on introducing social media I may apply it too and could improve. Anyhow I also bought 'organisatiedynamica' by Thijs Homan and it's competing with social media for trainers by Jane Bozarth for my attention. So what happens if we apply these ideas about change to introducing social media in organisations?

#40years of educational technology: Social media

Learning with e's

Previous posts in this series tracked the development of educational technology over 40 years. By 2006 several social networking sites were enjoying surges in popularity, including MySpace, Bebo and of course, Facebook.

MATEC Webinar Notes and Slides: Social Media and Student Success

Kapp Notes

Called Social Media and Student Success:Leveraging Social Learning Tools. Extend student learning beyond the traditional classroom by leveraging the creative power of social media tools to foster student success, learning, and engagement.

The Pros of Social Media for E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

The training industry is changing rapidly and technology plays a big role in that change, especially social media. Today, I’d like to discuss a few pros of social media as it relates to our industry and then I’ll follow it up with a post on some of the cons.

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. Rename Instead of social media call it "Knowledge Media."

10 Social Media Tools For Learning

The eLearning Coach

Do you have a training or information need that could benefit from a social media strategy? So here are descriptions of ten applications representing different social media technologies that promote learning. Category: Social Networking Platform.

Two Examples of how Brands are still not Joining the Social Media Conversation

mLearning Revolution

A couple of years ago, whenever someone did a presentation on Social Media, most likely the last slide in the presentation would read ‘Join the Conversation.”. Social Media gives Brands Permission Marketing. The Social Web is one huge focus group.

Social media: It’s not about the technology!

Learning Cafe

As an enterprise, Acme Corporation is “dipping its toes” into social media. While the organisation has invested in social technology, and maybe even documented a social media policy, the majority of its social media activity is driven from the bottom up. In other words, usage of social media within the organisation relies heavily on grass-roots support and viral marketing among its rank-and-file employees.

5 Tips for Using Social Media in eLearning

DigitalChalk eLearning

As social media continues to grow in popularity in the eLearning industry, there are many benefits and values to using it. How can you use social media in eLearning? Be sure your social media profiles share valuable, meaningful content with your readers.

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?

The Secret to Social Media Video: Captions! Here’s how (and why) to add them

Visual Lounge

Social media streams are crowded, fast-moving, and crazy competitive. As social networks throttle back organic reach, being noticed is getting harder everyday. Social media video has stopping power. Captions are the Key to Social Media Video.

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. Simple: it’s a social network for people who are interested in scrapbooking and crafts.

Here a Hashtag, There a Hashtag, Everywhere a Hashtag

Learning Rebels

Understanding the basics of social media tools such as Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and most of all, twitter – is also understanding the importance of hashtags. By using hashtags you can keep an eye on developments, and building networks of influence or support.

The Twitter Chat Conundrum (Part One)

Learning Rebels

Today as I glance over to my phone – activity abounds, I’m getting the notifications and pings from my twitter network. We could learn from social media managers and build an events calendar. Put on your rose-colored glasses and let’s not be media specific.

Thinking in networks

Learning with e's

Build your network and always think in networks. In fact it did so several years ago, even before the introduction of social media, through the use of e-mail and bulletin board services (remember them?). It would be a mistake to think of networks simply as connections.

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. This is where Tin Can comes in: this API can track learning activities no matter where they take place. Now be honest: Can your current tracking system do that?

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Track Your Learning Experiences 100% with xAPI Enabled LMS

CommLab India

Learning Management Systems (LMSs) are confined to recording and tracking learning on digital devices. So how do we track learning at the workplace that has become informal in the form of activities, networking, work assignments, and collaboration outside the classroom?

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Find out if social learning chemistry works for you!

Origin Learning

Which brings us to the question as to the start of how to craft, design, and lay the foundation of using the social media platform as an effective engagement tool in the sphere of learning? What if the social learning platform can track, measure, and even predict a learner’s behavior?

I Don’t Care What You Had For Lunch: Finding Professional Value in Twitter

Dashe & Thomson

Here at Dashe & Thomson, we made a New Year’s resolution for 2011 to dig a little deeper into social media and explore how to use it for social and informal learning, increasing website traffic, and building networks.

I stand corrected

E-Learning Provocateur

The topic was How can social media analysis help predict results? and several highly regarded social media strategists recounted their work in mining Twitter and other online forums leading up to the Australian election.

4 Digital Marketing Trends Projected to Hit Hard in 2019

KnowledgeCity

In fact, their legion is growing so fast that they’re on track to save businesses more than $8 billion per year by 2022. According to Hootsuite , the endless scroll of the social media news feed may soon be a thing of the past.

5 Creative Ways to Market Your eLearning on a Budget

Association eLearning

Social media is your best bud when you have a limited marketing budget. Instead of spending thousands of dollars on expensive web banners and ads in industry newsletters, spend an hour each day sharing the word about your new eLearning offering on social networks. In addition to the tips we shared in our recent Smarter Uses for Social Media blog post, here are a few more specific tips you can use to market your association’s eLearning.

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Dispatch from the Digital Frontier: The Six C's of a Social Learning Network by Anne Derryberry

Learning Solutions Magazine

In February, Anne joined the Teacher Support Network in her community. She was assigned to a ninth-grade teacher and students, to help the students succeed in their classes so that they can stay on (or get on) a college-bound track. Social Media Tools This also gives her an opportunity to experience life inside a high school classroom firsthand. This week’s column continues the story of that experience.

2010 in Review Part 3: My year in reflective blogging

Jane Hart

Blog C4LPT Jane Hart Advice Workshops Social Learning Handbook Resources Contact Happy Christmas!   Here I highlighted the fact that social media was beginning to have a big impact on  workplace learning.   Many organisations still view social media tools as "trivial" and "time-wasting" with no place in business and ban access to many of them. I called on my Twitter network to help me answer the points made in the email. 

Top Social Learning LMS Features

Talented Learning

In 2016, most people are accustomed to social media and the conventions associated with profiles, friends, posts, liking and sharing. But how are these new social business behaviors influencing social learning features of today’s learning management systems (LMS)?

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. We’ve had social media support, so Instagram.

Dispatch from the Digital Frontier: The Seven C's of a Social Learning Network (Part 2) by Anne Derryberry

Learning Solutions Magazine

In February, Anne joined the Teacher Support Network in her community. She was assigned to a ninth-grade teacher and students, to help the students succeed in their classes so that they can stay on (or get on) a college-bound track. Social Media Tools This also gives her an opportunity to experience life inside a high school classroom firsthand. This week’s column continues the story of that experience.

Dispatch from the Digital Frontier: The Seven C's of a Social Learning Network by Anne Derryberry

Learning Solutions Magazine

In February, Anne joined the Teacher Support Network in her community. She was assigned to a ninth-grade teacher and students, to help the students succeed in their classes so that they can stay on (or get on) a college-bound track. Social Media Tools This also gives her an opportunity to experience life inside a high school classroom firsthand. This week’s column continues the story of that experience.

Create A Social Learning Culture With Origin Konnect

Origin Learning

Konnect- true to its name, Origin Konnect is a next generation social learning platform that helps organizations develop a training and development culture that literally “connects” employees as they learn.

LMSs Lower Costs for Nonprofits

TOPYX LMS

Contrary to popular myth, social media is not free. Many entities suffer from the financial burden of social media, but none more so than nonprofit organizations. How Much Social Media Marketing Costs for Nonprofits? Connects external social media channels.

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Guest post: A Tipping Point in Learning

Jane Hart

Nic is actively engaged in interpreting the social media and social learning environments for clients. He assists them in their transformation to collaborative networked wierarchies. “Since it was started in March I have been active in Jane Hart’s highly successful Social Learning Community which now has over 700 members drawn globally from the whole spectrum of learning. guest Social learning Social learning environments Social media platform

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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. Make sure to remain focused on skill development rather than merely socializing. Track Thought Leaders.

Data on Big Data

Marcia Conner

Given that unstructured data accounts for 80% of the data in the world, and we know much of that is from social media that gets special attention. How much data is generated through social media tools? T he Social Life of Information by @jseelybrown and Paul Duguid.