Learning And Social Networks

Upside Learning

Google Plus is making waves among technology savvy social networkers. Unlike Facebook or Twitter where one accesses the ‘firehose’ of data that one subscribes to and is dependent on the Friends/Following, and where users mostly use features like groups/lists etc to sort out noise from the stream, Plus uses a different approach and lets users create ‘circles’ that allow them to separate streams. Social Learning Google Google Plus Social Network

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

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Introducing the Social Intranet Index

E-Learning Provocateur

There’s a lot of talk about social intranets these days. But what exactly is a social intranet…? Everyone seems to have a different opinion, from a human-centred platform, to the intersection between portals, team sites and social sites , to a system that ties the business’s processes and data to the employee’s social behaviour. An intranet with an SII of 5 bolts on third-party social applications such as Yammer, Compendium and Confluence.

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What Universities Must Learn About Social Networks

Jay Cross

What Universities Must Learning About Social Networks. Increasingly, businesses are looking to more social approaches to employee learning and development. THE ISSUE IS NOT whether you are going to become a socially networked university but how soon. Businesses are being transformed into social businesses. Social business is the flavor of the day in the C-suites of the Fortune 500. Networks are the glue that connects us.

eLN CONNECT Network 2018

Walkgrove

The recent eLN CONNECT Network event that myself and colleague, Jack, attended on behalf of Walkgrove offered a unique opportunity to explore these themes, attend debates and network with other individuals in the field. Social media feeds? Music streaming services?

Introducing the Social Intranet Index

E-Learning Provocateur

There’s a lot of talk about social intranets these days. But what exactly is a social intranet…? Everyone seems to have a different opinion, from a human-centred platform, to the intersection between portals, team sites and social sites , to a system that ties the business’s processes and data to the employee’s social behaviour. An intranet with an SII of 5 bolts on third-party social applications such as Yammer, Compendium and Confluence.

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Presenting in a networked age

Clark Quinn

In the last presentation I gave, it was awkward when a moderator had to read me the questions from the audience, and I couldn’t ask a general question an just survey the stream. I realize it’s difficult to both present and monitor a chat stream, and not all presenters can do it, so having a moderator can be a benefit. I haven’t had a tweet stream monitor in a live presentation yet, and it could be harder to pay attention to it, so again a moderator could help.

Learning from others through Enterprise Social Networks (ESN)

Matrix

Observational learning is a major component of Bandura’s social learning theory. Social learning through networks. Social learning occurs pretty much all the time these days. Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Skype, online encyclopedias and group discussion boards are just some of the more popular social media applications being employed today. This is why within the workplace, L&D departments are often incorporating social learning into their programs.

5 Challenges Developing E-Learning as a Revenue Stream

Connect Thinking

With the promise of faster national and global broadband networks comes opportunities for entrepreneurs in the training industry. As an independent e-learning consultant, I’m often asked how to develop e-learning courses as a viable revenue stream for their business - to sell to clients. In the age of YouTube, Social Media, personalisation and instant gratification of information, is your 60 minute page turning e-learn really going to cut the mustard?

3 Reasons Why Trainers Don’t Need Social Media

Learning Rebels

Question of the week: Should L&D be active within social media? I understand having a social media presence isn’t for everyone. Some people are happy in their insular world where yesterday’s news is brought to you today by network news. However, I can see only 3 real reasons why a Trainer, L&D professional, Chief Learning Officer, Director, Manager, and all manner of L&D positions, wouldn’t professionally be on some form or another of social media.

10 things to remember about social learning (and the use of social media for learning)

Jane Hart

Yesterday I listened into the #lscon Twitter stream for Learning Solutions conference in Orlando, Florida. There was some discussion about social learning, so I tweeted a few thoughts myself. Social learning is not what you make people do (as in training) – but something that happens naturally and spontaneously every day – at work as well as at home. Social learning is the lifeblood of all businesses. Social media can only help to support and enhance it.

Increasing Social Awareness in Higher Education

Nick Leffler

About two months ago I wrote about increasing social awareness in higher education , specifically the MSIDT program that I graduated from. Developing the social awareness of the program has gone well, although nothing like I had planned. I began going in a few different directions; writing articles for various websites/magazines, writing blog posts for the MSIDT website, and reviving or creating social media accounts to share and converse with the community. Social Media.

From “learning technologies” to “social technologies”

Jane Hart

Social technologies now play a big part in everything we do, and it is quite clear that many knowledge workers use a variety of social tools and networks not only to help them get work done, but also to learn efficiently while on the job. We also know that this informal, social learning accounts for 80% or more of how people learn in the workplace, so it is not something to be dismissed as irrelevant or trivial. Activity streams. Social learning

What Makes Social Learning so Interesting?

Gyrus

​. What Makes Social Learning so Interesting? A Comprehensive Examination of Social Media in Our Learning Programs. Social learning, relied solely on what one could obtain in a classroom setting, working with direct peers, or what could be conveyed back in forth on a phone. Thanks in large part to the advent of social media, we as humans are accessible from anywhere in the world. The purpose of effective social learning is to close this gap.

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)? We wanted to find out, so we surveyed 74 diverse LMS vendors about the social learning functionality available in their platforms. In reality, this social LMS feature set was all sales sizzle.

Google+ … Room for another social network?

CLO Magazine

Although Google+ is still in its early stages, its unique infrastructure – focused on distinguishing user groups – might be all that is needed for this network to rise above its competitors – including LinkedIn. His prediction is that Google+ will become a strong competitor in the market, and while Facebook will remain the dominant social network, they will co-exist. Google is renowned for its innovative and forward thinking.

6 Social Media Platforms, and How to Use Them for Your E-Learning

LearnDash

Convinced social media is right for your online course? Social media isn’t for every course. That said, not every social media platform works the same way, and your first step in determining if it’s right for you probably involves a closer look at the options available. Here’s a quick guide through the top six social networks, and how you can use them as part of your online course. You don’t need social media to run an effective online course.

Revisiting My Learning Journey on Social Media

ID Reflections

On my way to office today, I was pondering about my evolving use of social media. In hindsight I realize how immensely lucky I was to have stumbled onto the learning network I did. As I see colleagues and friends and peers still struggling to comprehend how to use social media for “learning” and often expressing skepticism, I thought I’d share my journey in brief. Just like I am blogging now to delve into how I’ve learned from social media and my PLN.

The Angry Birds Community: Social Learning Utopia?

Dashe & Thomson

Not because the videos aren’t all helpful, but because the motivation for participation is very different than that inside an enterprise social learning environment. So, while the “players” in a corporate social learning environment are not paid in the traditional sense, there are aspects of game mechanics that can be used to encourage participation. A personal emotional investment creates a desire to return to a social media platform and to participate.

Communities and Networks Connection

Tony Karrer

Today I get to announcement that I've been working with Nancy White to launch the: Communities and Networks Connection For those of you who don't know Nancy. Some thoughts from her post: This isn’t a community, and not as loose and open as a network. There’s also a page that shows the Best Content from Full Circle based on social signals. It surfaces the best content from Nancy White and her network around these topics. This is a great week for content communities.

PKM is our part of the social learning contract

Jane Hart

Whereas most people are concerning themselves with the new social and collaboration technologies, or how to get people to collaborate, for me the key to successful social learning is how the individual engages in his/her networks and contributes what s/he has learned or is learning along the way. PKM is therefore the key to successful social learning. Network weaving: How to maintain, shape and cull your online networks and becoming a powerful, contributing node.

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Stream of consciousness

Jay Cross

Soon I had a dozen tabs open on Firefox: a list of corporate social media evangelists, Nature magazine (archives back to 1869!), communities of practice, stealth learning, appreciative inquiry, and social networks. The wisteria over my front gate is in full bloom, our plum trees are covered with purple pom-poms, the pear tree in back is snowy white with blossoms, and my allergic reaction is so bad that I can hardly think straight.

Social Learning for Associations: What to Expect in a Modern LMS

Talented Learning

Social learning. Yet no one can define “social learning” in a nutshell, because there is no universally accepted meaning. Almost always, we find association leaders who are unsure about precisely where social functionality should fit into their learning strategies, and which social features are best for their members’ needs. Public social media vs. private association social learning? Social at the member, group or content level?

Your social wishlist

Jay Cross

How will you take advantage of your in-house social network? Use networks to create services and share collective intelligence. Your company will install an in-house social network. Wise Chief Learning Officers are thinking about how social networks will augment learning & development. Social business is the flavor of the day in the C-suites of the Fortune 500. The allure of social business is captivating. and learning networks.

Social learning in action at #elnil

Jane Hart

Last Friday, I had the pleasure of chairing the eLearning network’s first regional event in Bristol. After a couple of Pecha Kucha presentations, Nic Laycock and I ran a session on Using social media in informal learning. Rather than give a presentation, we decided to host an informal social learning activity based around a live Twitter chat session. How can you encourage/help/support others to use social media tools for their informal learning? Tweet.

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.

Why Videos and Images Rule for Social Media with Jessie O’Donnell

TechSmith Camtasia

When it comes to using social media to help your customers, it’s often better to show, rather than tell. It’s no secret that videos and images win on social media channels. If you’re using social media to engage with customers, images and videos are a fantastic way to communicate.

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. Flipboard is a mobile app that creates a magazine like interface on several streams. These streams can be fed by other tools like Twitter, Linkedin and Google reader and I love it. It also has a magazine like interface and the advantage is that you will get information from outside your standard network.

A new framework for supporting learning and performance in the social workplace

Jane Hart

Social tools are changing not only the way that professionals are working and learning but also the way that organisations are transforming into social businesses. Training and e-learning activities will likely include more informal and social approaches. 3 – Social Collaboration Services. These (non-training) services will focus on supporting collaborative working and the building of internal networks, communities and collaboration spaces.

To optimize your learning, optimize your networks

Jay Cross

The Internet Time Alliance has been brainstorming models of learning networks. People cooperate in External Networks to meet a shared goal. I rejiggered Harold’s model to suit my own purposes: Conversations are the stem cells of learning, and social networks are the carriers of conversation. These networks operate behind the firewall (e.g., the corporate activity stream) and external (e.g. To optimize your learning, optimize your networks.

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. Being a Learning Rebel means using social tools such as the, allusive and widely misunderstood, hashtag to take your learning design one step further toward engagement and interactivity. By using hashtags you can keep an eye on developments, and building networks of influence or support.

Six Obstacles To Building Communities In Organizations

Learnnovators

Rachel Happe begins her latest post, 10 Trends for the Future of Communities , with a comprehensive description of the various intersecting and intermingling streams and characteristics that inform communities, and I am quoting her below: “ Communities sit at the intersection of a number of trends; social media, digital transformation, a generational shift to prioritize purposeful work, the future of work, change management, leadership and social learning.”

The Learning Flow and the User Experience

Jane Hart

In my last post I described the concept of a Learning Flow as a continuous steady stream of social micro-learning activities, and explained how this new learning framework lies between the instructionally designed course and the unstructured knowledge sharing of teams, groups and communities that takes place in public activity streams and enterprise social networks. [.]. Social learning

The Shoemaker’s Children – How Travel, Training and Social Learning Expand Your Mind

Learningtogo

Changing your physical space wakes up your lazy brain and takes you out of your comfort zone, forcing your brain to form new memories connected to the stimulation of new sounds, smells, sights and social contacts. Research business and networking opportunities that can take place outside of the main event. Your local or regional ATD chapter offers a steady stream of local events to support your professional development.

Social Media and Social Learning – Where R We now?

eLearning 24-7

You have probably been bombarded with lots of social learning surveys over the past few weeks. But to understand the topic, you first have to understand the basics – social media. Because without it, you cannot have social learning. In order for social learning to exist you need to have the following: social media plus e-learning. And, let us clear up another point: social learning is not just social networking.

"Digital Mindset": What is it All About?

ID Reflections

"Digital mindset" seems to have become another buzzword--rather buzz-phrase to be grammatically precise--whenever the conversation (online or offline) veers toward social business, social learning, collaboration, and other 21st Century phenomenon in general. 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.

LMS and Its Impact of Social Learning

Pinlearn

Interestingly, the job of an LMS is not merely limited to teaching but also promoting engagement and enthusiasm through intended social participation. . Social Learning in LMS solutions. No one can deny the fact that social media has the biggest influence on almost every domain in our lives. Billions of people everyday use social media platforms to connect, stay informed, organize events, share life experience, and discover new stuff around the globe.