My professional use of social media and communication tools

Challenge to Learn

I noticed that I use more and more social media tools and different tools to communicate. It also has a magazine like interface and the advantage is that you will get information from outside your standard network. ELearninglearning is the one I use most intense, but there are more like ‘ Working smarter Daily ‘ Social media. You can have 2.000 subscribers in the free version, for more you have to start paying.

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.

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Social Media & eLearning: Two Peas in a Pod

OpenSesame

A year ago if you were to ask if I see any commonalities between social media and elearning I would respond with, “absolutely not - they’re total opposites.” On the other hand, social media is used for connecting with family and friends, posting photos and making status updates. Despite these obvious differences, elearning and social media have a lot in common and can benefit from one another.

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. Dimdim has an open source version so developers can integrate it with other software. Category: Social Networking Platform. Elgg is an aggregate of many social media technologies in one platform.

How to Do Video Marketing on Social Media for Course Creators with Jason Hsiao from Animoto

LifterLMS

How to do video marketing on social media for course creators with Jason Hsiao from Animoto in this episode of LMScast with Chris Badgett of LifterLMS. Animoto is a simple way to produce great looking videos that will stand out on social media. Targeting is one of the most powerful aspects of social media marketing. When creating videos for social media, it is important to engage viewers quickly.

6 Important Reasons Leaders Should Be Using Social Media

Learnloft

Today, it’s become the norm for employees to not only know their leader on a personal level but to be connected with their leader on social media. The shift to a leader who is not only present on social media, but also an active contributor has become less of an anomaly and more of what the best leaders are doing on an ongoing basis. When leaders are social they get the opportunity to show they are human and can connect with their people on a human level.

L&D Trends, Time Estimates: ID and eLearning Links 3/2/2021

Experiencing eLearning

Because the questions have been updated, these numbers aren’t really directly comparable to past versions of this study. While following folks on social media can be a good way to discover new things and to interact with others, RSS gives you control and customization over what you see.

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Top 5 tips to gain buy in for learning with social media

Saffron Interactive

We’ve all have heard stories or witnessed some of the powers of social media, so why not apply some of these success stories by embracing these technologies and embedding them to your learning strategy. Ask yourself what your learning and development goals and objectives are for engaging in social media. There are still reservations surrounding social media. Don’t forget to check back soon for a downloadable version of these top tips. . .

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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Podcasting like a pro! (Part 2) – How to edit and publish your podcast recording

eFront

Audacity Quick Help (should be installed locally, internet version if it isn’t). Audacity Manual (should be installed locally, internet version if it isn’t). With your edited WAV or MP3 files, you can upload your podcast to your blog and share widely through your social networks! Best practices Resources Tools podcast podcasts social mediaSo you’ve gone through the steps of creating a podcast series and you have your first recording in hand.

A Review of 2011 and the Future of Workplace Learning

Mindflash

The four themes were business acumen and leadership, social learning, rapid instructional design, and experimenting with innovative ideas. Start facilitating social learning. I wrote about social learning on several occasions in 2011 and received many emails and tweets in response to my posts. I tried to make two points in my posts of social learning: First, I urged instructional designers to start and to start now.

Direct Selling Software: The Definitive Guide (2021)

Learnloft

Oversee your network by using analytics to predict and improve your enterprise. Most people confuse direct sales and network marketing. Networking and Multiple-level Marketing can be executed by direct sales. Direct sales are connected to network marketing.

Identity play

Learning with 'e's

Although technology has moved on a pace - since the book was written we now have social media, mobile phones and touch screen tablet computers - many of Sherry Turkle''s ideas still resonate with personal meaning. We need to remember that in the mid-nineties, MUDs and MOOs were quite primitive in comparison to the media rich social networking tools of today, and relied mostly on textual communication.

Brilliant backchannel tweeting: what to do after an event

Good To Great

This guide is an expanded version of a post originally published as part of the eLearning Network’s 24 tips , in December 2012.). Learning and training Tips and examples collaboration social media conferenceA conference can be a fairly exhausting experience, and if you’ve been preparing for days and then tweeting throughout it’s perfectly understandable that, on leaving the venue, you want to switch off and spend some time away from the backchannel.

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.

Corporate learning in the digital age

Learning with 'e's

Some are ditching their training rooms in favour of digital delivery of content, and bosses that are forward thinking are investing in social learning, social media and mobile devices to support the learning of their employees. The interview, by Bettina Wallbrecht and Stefanie Hornung for Zukunft Personal is also available in a more extended version in German at this link. So don't turn your backs on social media in the workplace.

Brilliant backchannel tweeting: a before-during-after guide

Good To Great

As a community, we cite Twitter as our number one learning tool and we’re vocal in our appreciation of our personal learning networks (PLNs). This guide is an expanded version of a post originally published as part of the eLearning Network’s 24 tips , in December 2012.). Learning and training Tips and examples collaboration conference social media

Audience Take-aways From LinkedIn Training

eLearning Cyclops

A quick, very informal evaluation of my Online Professional Networking class. Several weeks back I held my last online professional networking class, which focused on using LinkedIn. And due to the bank acquisition and upcoming lay-offs, it had a very strong focus on using LinkedIn as a tool for employment networking. Perhaps I will be facilitating some version of this class in the future and then evaluate the class in a more formal manner.

Our viral web

Learning with e's

But we all have access to the power of social media, and with appropriate use, and with enough of us involved, we are all watchers - and we can all make a difference. Reading a blog post by Jonathan MacDonald today got me thinking about the vast, untapped potential of the social web to inform, challenge, educate and motivate. He reported it online, sharing his outrage with his social network. The story went viral, spreading rapidly across other networks.

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Keeping Up - April's Big Question

eLearning Cyclops

I also like to make occasional visits to Google Labs and Adobe Labs to "keep up" with the tech tools they are working on and to test drive any beta versions available. It is tough to stay on top of all the great stuff being offered out there, but the blogs and social media certainly help. Cloud Blogging Social Media Twitter Google e-Learning Cloud ComputingApril's Big Question from Learning Circuits is "How to Keep up?"

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.

Brilliant backchannel tweeting: what to do during an event

Good To Great

This guide is an expanded version of a post originally published as part of the eLearning Network’s 24 tips , in December 2012.). Learning and training Tips and examples collaboration conference social mediaPreviously I’ve suggested some reasons why you might want to improve your backchannel contributions , and some things you can do before an event to set yourself up for success.

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Top 10 LMS/LCMS Trends and Forecasts

eLearning 24-7

Equally horrible, is that some companies are still using old versions of IE or an outdated computer system with Windows 2000 on it. LMS/LCMS vendors wishing to a slight degree to incorporate social learning without fully entering are adding Widgets to the mix. Incorporation from the standpoint of smart phones but with limited features – ala see it as a collaborative learning tool, social learning angle. AT&Ts network is great in some cities, horrible in others.

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Brilliant backchannel tweeting: a before-during-after guide

Good To Great

As a community, we cite Twitter as our number one learning tool and we’re vocal in our appreciation of our personal learning networks (PLNs). This guide is an expanded version of a post originally published as part of the eLearning Network’s 24 tips , in December 2012.). Learning and training Tips and examples collaboration conference social media

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

Good To Great

It’s available online as a PDF, but the slightly-larger-than-A5, glossy, spiral-bound printed version that we received on arrival really worked for me. 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. Learning and training conference lrn2012 social media

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

Good To Great

It’s available online as a PDF, but the slightly-larger-than-A5, glossy, spiral-bound printed version that we received on arrival really worked for me. 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. Learning and training conference lrn2012 social media

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LMS vendors: R u hearing us?

eLearning 24-7

I must admit I am still in a daze on some shocking data, I saw in the last few weeks (on a side note: the new and updated version of my LMS/LCMS directory will be available for download this upcoming Tuesday). 30% vendors offer at least one type of social media – from my latest LMS directory. Many made it nearly impossible to find their social media to follow, friend or check out their social bookmarks. Social Media. social learning

Brilliant backchannel tweeting: what to do after an event

Good To Great

This guide is an expanded version of a post originally published as part of the eLearning Network’s 24 tips , in December 2012.). Learning and training Tips and examples collaboration conference social mediaA conference can be a fairly exhausting experience, and if you’ve been preparing for days and then tweeting throughout it’s perfectly understandable that, on leaving the venue, you want to switch off and spend some time away from the backchannel.

APIs and Mashups r ur new ABCs for E-Learning

eLearning 24-7

Adaptive Learning with a Social Q/A twist. Cliqset -social web service that helps users share and discover content and discuss it with other users. Social Media Solutions that have multiple APIs built in their system, basically they are a mashup in a sense. FourSquare – a social networking platform that intertwines the power of geolocation, other vendors in this space include Loopt. MyVidster – social bookmarking plus videos.

Cultural hegemony and disruption

Learning with 'e's

Cultural hegemony is imposed as political doctrine largely through the state education system, but also via other means including print media and broadcasting. I emphasise here the power of participatory media to promote democracy and to a strengthening of the influence of the voice of the people. The current exponential adoption of social media has huge implications for the system of education, itself a key component of cultural hegemony.

Global digital tribe

Learning with 'e's

It is your personal network. Whether or not we realise it, if we regularly use social media, we are members of the world wide digital tribe. Post-industrial society saw the emergence of personal computers, the Web and a global communication network of mobile phones. Social media, the most social of all modern technologies, provided us with shared virtual spaces where we could ''meet''.

The LMS and SNS – A Fine Balance

Upside Learning

That the LMS needs to incorporate social learning elements is no longer a point of debate but both a question of survival for the LMS itself and also a test of how the LMS handles the balance of both the elements of training and the ‘networkedness’ of the social learning. We’ve been hearing of experts commenting that LMSs today don’t come with appropriate social media technology built in. The system is geared to offer the human face required for social interactions.

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Five tools for global educators

Learning with 'e's

In effect, through the use of social media and telecommunication technologies, these teachers are becoming global educators. Twitter: This social networking tool is deceptively simple, but deeply sophisticated and versatile due to its inherent filtering facilities. Hyperlinks and other media links can be shared, and with the addition of a URL shortener, can also make more space for a few annotations. education social media learning

Manufactured education

Learning with 'e's

The use of mobile telephones and social media has also promulgated democratic change and political upheaval in recent years. Social media played a vital role in Barack Obama's election success, and was instrumental in overthrowing governments in a number of countries during the Arab Spring. Even the long lived postal delivery service has seen declining popularity as a result of the increased accessibility of e-mail and social networking services.

15 Top Learning, Technology & Media Links: Weekly Digest –10

Upside Learning

This week we deliver you a dose of the latest in mobile learning, Web design & development, eLearning and Social Media. Need to quench your thirst for the latest in learning, technology and media links further? The Social Side Of The Internet. And social media users are even more likely to be active: 82% of social network users and 85% of Twitter users are group participants.

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Brilliant backchannel tweeting: what to do before an event

Good To Great

This guide is an expanded version of a post originally published as part of the eLearning Network’s 24 tips , in December 2012.). Learning and training Tips and examples collaboration conference social mediaIf you want to improve the contribution you make a conference or event backchannel , to both get value from it yourself and add value for others, your job begins before the event itself.

The future is not here yet

Learning with 'e's

The biggest surprise for me so far has been social media: it is the biggest thing in the last ten years to hit the world of learning technology. And since those days we have learned to turn communication into other forms – first the telegraph, then the telephone, radio and television, mobile phones and then the internet – they are all versions of language and ways of sharing our ideas with each other. So do not turn your backs on social media in the workplace.

A great business story starts with you

OpenSesame

But in the era of social media we’re accustomed to the idea that we constantly curate our lives to present a story and create different versions of that story for friends and family versus dating sites versus professional networking sites. Social media.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): 100 of the Best Legal Free Full Version Games You Can Download Online (PC Gaming Blog)

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « First Look Viewer for Second Life Has Voice | Main | Who Are the Beavers? » June 24, 2007 100 of the Best Legal Free Full Version Games You Can Download Online (PC Gaming Blog) This is a great list.and the following post is 50 MORE games !

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Want RealPlayer without ads? Thank You BBC!

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Teachertube Test | Main | Encyclopedia Britannica for the iPhone » April 03, 2008 Want RealPlayer without ads? According to this article in the Washington Post, the BBC required Real to produce a version of its player without ads.