Learning And Social Networks

Upside Learning

Google Plus is making waves among technology savvy social networkers. This is a more manageable approach for dealing with the humongous amount of incoming data that social networks generate. It’s quite clear to me now how social networks could influence learning by: Providing a digital space for free expression about the work and workplace. Now if only organizations understood that such networks could be critical to learning and in turn survival.

Using Social Networking in Education

LearnDash

Most people would probably assume that today social networking and education are now pretty interrelated. Social networking platforms are part of mainstream culture. who have internet access use social networking technologies for blogging, chatting, online communities and more. For instance, 59% of surveyed students indicated that they talk about education related topics via their social networks, 50% of which regarding homework specifically.

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The definition of Enterprise Social Network

E-Learning Provocateur

social learning A means of liking senior executives' posts collaboration corporate definition enterprise 2.0 enterprise social network ESN hierarchy humor humour organisational culture organizational culture participatory culture social social media social software sycophancy workplace

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. Social technologies are going to take time to be adopted, just like it too years before people thought email.

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.

Using your Enterprise Social Network for Social Workplace Learning

Jane Hart

Online workshop takes place 14 July – 15 August 2014 Many organisations have now adopted an Enterprise Social Network (ESN) like Yammer, Jive, Socialcast or Chatter to provided the infrastructure for collaborative working in the business. Social learning

Brief Intro to Social Networks

Experiencing eLearning

These are my notes from the Learn Trends: Networked and Social Learning online mini-conference. Intro to Social Networks. Social & Networked Learning combines psychology and technology. A lot of the networking and connecting has been going on with different structures for a long time, but it’s changing. More on Tony’s ideas on networked learning. It can be augmented, influenced, controlled by social interactions.

Best Ways to Use Social Networks in eLearning

JoomlaLMS

Social media is playing an ever-increasingly important role in all of our lives. Each day, hundreds of thousands of us use Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and a whole host of other social networks. We use them to stay in touch with friends and colleagues, organize events, catch up with the news, follow our favourite brands and discover new things. Blog articles

10 ways to use an Enterprise Social Network for Social Learning

Jane Hart

Today, I’m at the Learning Technologies 2016 conference and I’m going to be talking about how to use an ESN (Enterprise Social Network) for Social Learning Many organisations now have an ESN – and although they might not be using it as effectively as they could, you don’t actually need another social learning system but […]. Social learning

Measurement & ROI for Social & Network Learning

Experiencing eLearning

These are my notes from the Learn Trends: Networked and Social Learning online mini-conference. Measurement & ROI for Social & Network Learning. How are you measuring social learning? Social & network learning really falls into the OTJ learning, not formal. In chat, vivien disagreed: “I don’t agree that social learning is always downstream of training intervention&#. This can be the social network.

Enabling and supporting workplace learning on your Enterprise Social Network

Jane Hart

Next public online workshop takes place 29 September – 31 October 2014 Many organisations have now adopted an Enterprise Social Network like Yammer, Jive, Socialcast of Chatter to underpin collaborative working int he organisation. Social learning

Forums vs. Social Networks?

Clark Quinn

I'm debating the value of forum / group / threaded discussion software vs. social network software for a particular situation. Social Network Examples are Ning and KickApps. They form a network of people via interactions, groups, etc. Being a network, they generally are a little harder for people to understand. However, they typically try to give a better sense of the person and make interactions more social.

Social Networks

Clark Quinn

This week we looked at Social Networks. Here are some thoughts on this topic, especially thoughts around social networks for learning. Starting with Social Networking was a blessing and a curse. Social networks have a tendency to be a bit messy. Virginia Yonkers told us - I would like to know how to manage the information flows in social networks. How do we do this in the social network environment?

The big myth of social networking

E-Learning Provocateur

So while 600 million people are technologically connected on Facebook, practically they aren’t because everyone’s effective network only stretches so far. social networking connectedness effective network Facebook myth network theory Six Degrees of Separation social mediaA little while ago, someone tweeted his awe of the fact that over 600 million people are connected to each other on the one platform, ie Facebook.

Emergent Workplaces: Learning In The Networked World

Learnnovators

A recent, very brief conversation with @krishashok triggered a few thoughts related to emergent workplaces and what learning in the networked world will look like. Here are two definitions from Wikipedia that captures the essence of Networked Learning: “ Networked learning is a process of developing and maintaining connections with people and information, and communicating in such a way so as to support one another’s learning. NETWORKED LEARNING CHARACTERISTICS.

Why SMBs Need To Stay Social

The Simple Shift

Social Social Business Social networks #socialOrg SMBAll small businesses care about 3 things. Finding customers Keeping customers Keeping costs low Finding customers is generally considered a marketing activity but today, your greatest marketers are your employees. If you have passionate people behind your product and services, who better to promote than them?? If they’re not, they don’t believe in you, what […].

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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. I wrote that: "The age of social technologies has radically transformed the way we live our lives, and that includes how we learn and teach. Most of us are connected to each other through numerous social media platforms. 2002) Smartmobs: The Next Social Revolution.

5 Steps to More Useful Webinars Using Microlearning & Social Networks

InSync Training

Webinars Social Learning Microlearning 50 Modern Blended Learning BlogsWhen we introduce a new topic, we often start with a webinar. The ubiquitous technology and common virtual classroom delivery format seems to be an easy way to engage, and teach, a large audience in a short time. We know the webinar format has its challenges. Generally, potential learners enroll with the best intentions of attending, but understand that a recording will be available if there is a scheduling conflict.

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

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. In terms of e-learning, the principle of “Social networking is king&# has implications for pedagogy. instructional design participatory culture social media

Your Network is Calling

Tom Spiglanin

Much has been said about the benefits of a personal learning network, or PLN. One of my valued network friends posted on Twitter that I was missed, and that I was missing a chat I used to regularly attend. People seem to confuse networks with groups. In contrast, a network is something you build, one relationship at a time. I’ve joined many groups over the years, and I’ve never felt the sense of belonging that I do by being part of a network.

7 Social Media Marketing Tips for Online Courses

LearnDash

How to understand your platforms and audience for social media marketing. While many educators have some kind of network they can use to attract new learners, that network will only go so far. Next, find your competitors on social and see what they’re posting.

Social Learning @ Work – A Quick Start Guide

The Simple Shift

Today, with so many people physically (I won’t call it Social) distancing there is a mad scramble by organizations to support their employee learning needs. performance support Social Learning Social networks #performancesupport #sociallearningHowever, much appears to be in the form of formal efforts like online learning and virtual training. These each have value of course but there are some easier, more natural ways to […].

How Social Networks Can Harness the Power of Weak Ties | Social.

Dashe & Thomson

A lot of the Social Media Mavens , however, are really ranting, not about the technology, but about the human dynamics related to social networking. If we separate the human aspect of social networking from the technology, we can learn a lot more about the power of networks – not just from today’s pundits, but from many years of sociological research on the topic.

TCC09: Evaluating Social Networking Tools for Distance Learning

Experiencing eLearning

Summary: “Debates rage about the appropriateness of using social networking in teaching, with arguments ranging from waste of time and distraction from academic goals to needed to reach net generation student. This paper explores the range of current social networking choices and argues that like any tool, it should carefully evaluated in terms of affordances and course goals. An example of using a social networking tool, Ning, in an online class is reported.&#.

What is Organizational Social Design?

The Simple Shift

Connectivism Organizational Design Social Learning Social network #OSD #OD #socialbusiness6 years ago, shortly after I turned in my resignation to move on to a larger leadership role, the COO of my company called me to his office in an effort to convince me to stay. At the end, when he knew I wanted to move on, he asked me a question I never saw […].

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Business Networking Tips for Professional Career Development

Your Training Edge

Building a professional network is incredibly important as you get to know about the skills that are essential for you and possibly take steps to learn them. For this, first it is important to understand that a good networking needs proper planning. Only a strategic step-by-step approach will let you gain a networking circle that can contribute towards your personal as well as professional development. Featured Featured Posts listen networking

Why We Need Social By Design

The Simple Shift

For over a decade we’ve watched as Social connection and collaboration in organizations has sputtered along. The goal of greater innovation and resiliency was first thought to come through social technology. Social Social Business Social network #SocialByDesignYet as the marketplace got flooded with all too similar platforms sold with great promises, the result has been less than stellar with a […].

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Social networks, long tails, social ties

The E-Learning Curve

Today’s post is really a (very) mini case study in the power of integrated corporate social networks, the benefits of long tails in learning, and the strength of weak social ties. Now read on… If you’re not familiar with the… Continue Reading → The post Social networks, long tails, social ties appeared first on E-Learning Curve Blog. e-learning conditions of learning Long Tail social network

WARNING, social netWORK AHEAD

Learning Cafe

I’ve been reading with interest recent articles and blog posts proclaiming that social practices won’t work in the enterprise. Posts such as ‘ You ready to fail at social networking ’ and the excellent post from Jeevan Joshi ’4 reasons why employee social learning will fail at work ‘, have really made me think and reflect on the hype surrounding social business and more specifically the rise of social networks / communities within the work environment.

Your Network is Calling

Tom Spiglanin

Much has been said about the benefits of a personal learning network, or PLN. One of my valued network friends posted on Twitter that I was missed, and that I was missing a chat I used to regularly attend. People seem to confuse networks with groups. In contrast, a network is something you build, one relationship at a time. I’ve joined many groups over the years, and I’ve never felt the sense of belonging that I do by being part of a network.

Social Cognition

Clark Quinn

In this closing post of the series, I want to talk about social cognition. The traditional definition of social cognition is how we think about social interactions. For one, we benefit from formal social interactions as ways to get richer interpretations. Recognize that there are times when the answer can come from the network, not our own efforts. It takes nurturing the networks to become a community so that the answer’s likely to be right.

The Value of Personal Learning Networks

B Online Learning

Adult Learning Principles eLearning News eLearning Strategy Informal Learning Social Media adult learning principles collaboration design elearning online learning online studentWhen I started working as an instructional designer a few years ago, I didn’t have much experience. In fact, I didn’t even realise that it was a career path! I’d been working as a classroom trainer and while I was mostly enjoying it, I wanted a change. Since becoming an ID I’ve had the opportunity […].

Do You Need a Mentor or a Network?

Experiencing eLearning

Personal Learning Networks. Rather than looking for a single mentor who will spend hours working with you (a pretty big commitment to request of a stranger), work on building your personal learning network or PLN. In Jarche’s Seek – Sense -Share model , you Seek knowledge from your network and Share what you learn back to the network. That network could be called a PLN. Your Network. Where do you find your network?

Networked to the Bottom Line

The Simple Shift

Social Business leadership small business social businessI recently met a financial consultant, Jon Verbeck. Jon has an extensive background in finance and the processes. He works with business CFO’s focusing on solutions for growing profits and cutting costs. I received his newsletter yesterday with a link to his latest article Focus on Profits, Part 1: Decrease Costs. It’s a positive look at […].