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? Sure, lots of companies want to replicate ‘Facebook’ behind the firewall; safe from prying eyes, but open enough for employees to freely express themselves. Has your organization implemented a social networking platform?

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. However, the exponential growth of online platforms such as Facebook and Twitter has taken it to a whole new stratosphere. Everyone knows the stats … Facebook has more than 200 million active users, equivalent to being the 5th largest country in the world.

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Social Network = Social Class?

Kapp Notes

Anna Owens says "MySpace has one population, Facebook has another." Is your socio-economic status reflected in your favorite social networking software? Check out the full article Does your social class determine your online social network? Almost 23 percent of Facebook users earn more than $100,000 a year, compared to slightly more than 16 percent of MySpace users. Almost 38 percent of LinkedIn users earn more than $100,000 a year.

Reflections on Twitter and social networking

Clark Quinn

I’ve been using Twitter for a number of weeks now, and that, combined with several recent social networking activities prompted this reflection. Many of the people to track are sharing their interesting discoveries. However, much like the Facebook opportunity, it’s a way to follow people who could be serving as mentors (even if they don’t know it!).  It’s also a way to track what’s hot and new.

Developing a Results Driven Curriculum

XYZ Fire Association is a network of. Through their network, they identified a. to be tracked, and how. • measure and track some real data to help. largest brands including DropBox, Facebook, BP and Credit Suisse transform. Developing a. Results-Driven. Curriculum.

Formal learning & social networking

Clark Quinn

is about informal learning, but the organization was moving to using social networking tools to scaffold their move from face-to-face to more online learning. So I was asked to talk about social networking and formal learning. That is, the first reason to use social networking around formal learning is to make it part of the repertoire of the community. I then segued to my second point, which is that social networking tools are better formal learning.

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

Jane Hart

In the workplace, social learning comes through social collaboration. Social learning is a natural everyday phenomenon; simply put, we learn from our colleagues as we work with them. For this reason the new enterprise social platforms (like Enterprise Social Networks (ESNs) that underpin social collaboration are your most valuable social learning platforms. Social learning

Facebook for e-Learning

eFront

News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 11/07/2010 Facebook for e-Learning Facebook objective is " to help you connect and share with the people in your life ". At the same time, Facebook is one of the fastest growing social networks that helps people communicate efficiently with their friends, families, coworkers, and classmates.

10 Training Tracking Tool Options To Boost Team Learning

Continu

If you’re in the market for a new learning software provider, a training tracking tool is a must. We’ve broken these out into categories to more easily digest which of these training tracking tools is the best fit. Continu is a training tracking tool that offers a versatile cloud-based interface. Learning Tracks is how administrators create courses, facilitate onboarding flows, quizzes , and more. Track assigned and completed courses.

Jeff Cobb’s New State of Association eLearning Report

Web Courseworks

As the explosion of social networking takes hold of the internet and the dynamics of information sources change, learning has taken on a new trend of being increasingly learner-centric. Mobile and personal computing technology combined with the ability to share information easily across a common platform such as Facebook, YouTube and blogs has provided a veritable gold mine of data. Professional Development social networking YouTube

A Network of Experts: From Content Curation to Insight Curation

CLO Magazine

analysis, at least 80 percent of companies acknowledge a critical need to redesign their traditional structure to create a network of experts for better, faster business decisions. For most organizations, creating an effective network of experts who share wisdom and execute business actions as a team requires a shift in organizational structure and culture as well as the adoption of a new type of technology.

Stuart Crabb of Facebook #ASTDTK12

Learning Visions

Facebook didn’t invent that, just created a great tool. What does it mean to be social? We’ve been doing social networking for millions of years. (He’s He’s using Facebook timeline to tell the story). 1970 Marshall McLuhan ‘the medium is the message’ 1995 The Internet 2004 Facebook and the social graph – the social layer of the internet which allows people to connect and share. YOU are the censor of your own social graph.

Facebook or Kanye West: Which Pop Icon Has a Future in Enterprise.

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Facebook or Kanye West: Which Pop Icon Has a Future in Enterprise Learning? by Paul on January 7, 2011 in LMS (Learning Management System) , social learning People love to learn. Another subject I’ve never heard anyone say they hate is Facebook. Personally, I enjoy looking at pictures that friends post and that’s the extent of my love for Facebook.

Facebook or Kanye West: Which Pop Icon Has a Future in Enterprise.

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Facebook or Kanye West: Which Pop Icon Has a Future in Enterprise Learning? by Paul on January 7, 2011 in LMS (Learning Management System) , social learning People love to learn. Another subject I’ve never heard anyone say they hate is Facebook. Personally, I enjoy looking at pictures that friends post and that’s the extent of my love for Facebook.

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. 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?).

The Ultimate Facebook Guide for eLearning Professionals: 16 Golden Tips to Follow

Trivantis

Facebook may be perceived as a distraction for online learning audiences. In this article, I’ll share a Facebook guide for eLearning professionals explaining why Facebook is such a powerful eLearning tool. You can also find 6 invaluable tips on how to use Facebook for eLearning, as well as 10 additional tips on how to run successful Facebook groups. The Ultimate Facebook Guide for eLearning Professionals. Why Facebook Is Such a Powerful eLearning Tool.

How to Grow Your Community and Niche Network through a Virtual Summit with Jan Koch from WP Agency Summit

LifterLMS

Learn how to grow your community and niche network through a virtual summit with Jan Koch from WP Agency Summit in this episode of the LMScast podcast hosted by Chris Badgett from LifterLMS. In this episode he breaks down his process for running virtual summits to generate leads and network.

Value Networks

Jay Cross

More puzzling to me is why businesses are not permitted to account for social capital (such as know-how, relationships, and talent) which makes up more than half of their value. Verna sees organizations as value networks. A value network is a web of relationships that generates economic value and other benefits through complex dynamic exchanges between two or more individuals, groups, or organizations. Every living system is a self-renewing network.

Working Out Loud: Using the Tools We Already Have

Learnnovators

This thought was triggered by David Kelly’s presentation – Social Media, Social Learning, and Curation where he highlights the role each of the social tools/platform can play in our sharing and learning. Working out loud ranges from specific, objective-driven collaboration (as in the case within project teams) to just sharing of thoughts and ideas with the wider social networks. When is it most useful to use LinkedIn?

Networked noughties 2003-2005

Learning with e's

The launch of one of the first social networking services Friends Reunited in 2000 paved the ways for a welter of new social networking tools which would revolutionise the way people connected, communicated and shared. It was later to be renamed Facebook. However, we wouldn't see Facebook officially launched until September 2006. The history of both Myspace and Facebook are very well documented on their respective Wikipedia entries.

Engaging course alumni using Facebook: the case of Ruforum

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

To start with an interview with Carolyn Nandozi from Uganda about her experiences facilitating a facebook group for alumni. RUFORUM has done this using Facebook. RUFORUM has a mandate to oversee graduate training and networks of specialization. Below my question and Nandozi's answers Nandozi, can you describe how the Facebook group started? The group began in 2009 through a need to track and engage alumni. How to engage people who are not on Facebook?

In response to The importance of being synchronous

ID Reflections

I will reiterate the focus of the post here just to keep myself on track: asynchronous communication is not the focus of this blog, so we’d better find some equivalent arguments to justify communicating in real-time, when we don’t usually have a record of what is said and done, when all participants have to be available at the same time, when communication has to be spontaneous, when the pacing is inflexible and when there is no rewind button.

Five Myths of Social Learning

Xyleme

Home > Social Learning > Five Myths of Social Learning Five Myths of Social Learning December 3rd, 2009 Goto comments Leave a comment There is no question that the rise of social networks is creating a profound shift in the way training departments are delivering knowledge to their employees, partners, and customers. Social learning is disruptive and training organizations need to evolve or die, there is no disputing this. E-Social CM Media?

Continu Partners with LinkedIn Learning

Continu

Today we’re excited to announce that we’ve partnered with LinkedIn Learning to bring more learning possibilities for your training and development! LinkedIn Learning has become a great source of training for employees of all types. Learners can access courses on business, leadership, writing, programming, Microsoft and Google business apps, social media, and a variety of other professional topics. The Power of LinkedIn Learning.

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.’.

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? That’s what is fundamental to rolling-out social media learning at workplace or embedding it into an existing LMS environment. What if the social learning platform can track, measure, and even predict a learner’s behavior?

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.

The dawn of a new generation

E-Learning Provocateur

Beyond enterprise social networks – which are hardly universal and face substantial challenges of their own – UGC in the broader sense is beset by concerns about content quality, accountability, organisational culture, job security and power dynamics. Kit, the Learning Consultant insisted the videos should be loaded on the LMS so that the time spent and results could be tracked. The real tracking now should be done with the business scorecard.

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My Professional Learner’s Toolkit

Clark Quinn

A range of social networks : I use LinkedIn professionally, as well as Slack. Facebook is largely personal. A variety of productivity apps and tools : Calendar is crucial, and Pagico keeps me on track for projects. Reflection: this overlaps with social networks. My colleague, Harold Jarche, recently posted about his professional learning toolkit, reflecting our colleague Jane Hart’s post about a Modern Learner’s Toolkit.

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). Instead of a cold (read formal, structured) atmosphere, if the learners’ environment is warm (read friendly, social, and informal), then finding, connecting, and engaging gets easy, doesn’t it?

Increasing Use Of Employee Training Software With The Spread Of Digitization

G-Cube

A Learning Management Software is used to serve different applications from the administration and documentation to the tracking and reporting of training sessions, learning content and online events. In this age, new-age learners grasp information quickly: they write blogs and share their learning experience with others to develop a social-enabled learning environment. Social Learning at a Glance. Today, business is changing faster than ever.

LinkedIn State of Sales 2020: Navigating change and selling virtually

Cloudshare

LinkedIn recently released the U.S. LinkedIn took a look at recent changes and identified the top resulting trends: Virtual selling goes mainstream: Over three quarters (77%) of respondents said they now hold more virtual meetings. edition of its State of Sales Report 2020.

How to Reduce Your Course Development Costs By 90+ Per Cent

Absorb LMS

They can turn to Blogs, wikis, social networks, video sites, etc. Traditionally, instructional designers and course developers create courses using third party authoring tools and import these into the LMS to deliver to learners and track their progress. External discussion forums in the form of Facebook or LinkedIn groups, Reddit discussions, etc. Learners today are presented with a wealth of choices and opportunities for learning.

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Proof of Direct Link between Learning and Performance

Vignettes Learning

The learning plan was connected to the performance being tracked by the branch leaders. Metrics Learning System – The branch management system tracked revenues and activities per account manager. Conditions for a Successful Metrics Learning System “Enlightened leaders, pro-active IT teams, historically tracking numbers converge to create the right conditions.” Most often, the Metrics Learning System is an integration of the LMS, CRM, Call tracking system, and HR systems.

Transformers

E-Learning Provocateur

Next, I suggest we go social. Posting the video clip to the enterprise social network seeds a discussion, by which anyone and everyone can share their experiences and insights, and thus learn from one another.