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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.

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.

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3 Reasons Why Trainers Don’t Need Social Media

Learning Rebels

Question of the week: Should L&D be active within social media? This weekend there was a twitter conversation. Now, this tweet was asking specifically about the speakers being on twitter and no, you do not have to be on twitter (or any other platform) to function at your job. 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.

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. Of course, Twitter was on the list of tools we were nudged to start using on a regular basis. In my mind, at the time, I considered Twitter to be for celebrities to keep fans up to date with their most recent apologies (who cares?)

Marketing Your Association to Millennials: Make it Social

Association eLearning

Years ago, while interning for a social media marketer, I was taught the value of social media to engage and attract business. Today social media marketing has changed from meme generation, to promoted posts and tweets, image ads, and pay-per-click (PPC) campaigns on big name social media sites. So here are the facts, if you want to market your association to millennials, make it social. Twitter. Have questions about other social media sites?

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. Six years have passed since I joined Twitter in 2008, when twitter was in its infancy, and I was clueless about its use. In hindsight I realize how immensely lucky I was to have stumbled onto the learning network I did. This is also a journey back in time for me to trace my own learning pathway through the maze called social media. PLN social media Twitter

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.

#BIN2012 edition of #TalkTech: Mars Curiosity and Twitter, Gamers as Citizen Scientists and Learnist

Bottom-Line Performance

#TalkTech is the “flipped” approach to Twitter chats. Learn more about participating in a Twitter chat here. This week, we’ll be chatting live from the 2012 Blog Indiana conference , a coming together of social media enthusiasts, bloggers, geeks, and strategists. We have some awesome topics to discuss, two of them focusing on social media and the role social media plays in both brand messaging and learning. Social Learning

#BIN2012 edition of #TalkTech: Mars Curiosity and Twitter, Gamers as Citizen Scientists and Learnist

Bottom-Line Performance

#TalkTech is the “flipped” approach to Twitter chats. Learn more about participating in a Twitter chat here. This week, we’ll be chatting live from the 2012 Blog Indiana conference , a coming together of social media enthusiasts, bloggers, geeks, and strategists. We have some awesome topics to discuss, two of them focusing on social media and the role social media plays in both brand messaging and learning. Social Learning

The Spymaster Game on Twitter

Upside Learning

If you’re on Twitter and have missed Spymaster - where in the world have you been? All the rage last week, you’ve probably seen the many #spymaster tweets from tweeps in your network. You’re into it, or just plain confused about what the objective of the game is; either way, there’s no way you can ignore it’s huge presence on Twitter. Try Spymaster, we’ll be seeing more and more of these asynchronous network based games.

Twitter: Le triple filtre

Learning with e's

I've been discussing the merits of Twitter as a professional social network recently in conversation with colleagues. One of the regular objections to using Twitter professionally is that there is too great a noise-to-signal ratio. But they should also realise that Twitter can actually save them time if used in an appropriate manner. The answer to effective Twitter use, I point out to them, is the manner in which you use it. Happy Twittering!

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. Schedules, your own Agenda, info, twitter, locations.

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.

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.

The Spymaster Game on Twitter

Upside Learning

If you’re on Twitter and have missed Spymaster - where in the world have you been? All the rage last week, you’ve probably seen the many #spymaster tweets from tweeps in your network. You’re into it, or just plain confused about what the objective of the game is; either way, there’s no way you can ignore it’s huge presence on Twitter. Try Spymaster, we’ll be seeing more and more of these asynchronous network based games.

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. Twitter. elearning social learning

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.

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 learning

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.

Learning with 'e's: Teaching with Twitter

http://delicious.com/tag/elearning+research

Most would agree that Twitter was one of the social networking phenomena of 2008, and has enjoyed exponential growth in popularity. Ever since I first began to use Twitter I have been thinking about how to harness the potential of microblogging for the benefits of my own students, and have tried out several ideas to exploit it already. Below are my 10 top uses of Twitter for education: 1. Twitter Stalking’ Follow a famous person and document their progress.

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?

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.

Enterprise Twitter

Jay Cross

Like most old farts, I was reluctant to get into Twitter. If you have no idea what I’m talking about, invest two and a half minutes of your time here: If that’s not enough, here’s Twitter founder Jack Dorsey explaining how people and organizations are using Twitter. A month ago Marcia Conner asked me, “What’s it going to take to get you onto Twitter?&# A corporate Twitter network could overcome some of these difficulties.

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. During the morning and the first part of the afternoon, we listened to 4 speakers with interesting informal learning stories to tell – and there was also a lively backchannel on Twitter to keep those outside the room up to speed with what was happening. How can you encourage/help/support others to use social media tools for their informal learning? Tweet.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: All The Worlds A-Twitter

Learning Visions

Friday, October 03, 2008 All The Worlds A-Twitter Ive succumbed to Twitter. oh, yeah, I decided to "follow them" and they got an email from Twitter). Sue Waters sent me off to a great post shed written on getting started with Twitter. Like Tracy Hamilton , Im enjoying the endless thought streams. Im having fun hearing the stream of peoples activities and thoughts ("ambient intimacy"), but is that all there is to it? Do you Twitter?

My Twitter Weekly Links Digest for 2011-07-10

Jane Hart

How to use Twitter for social learning [link] # schoolnetsa11 #. RT @ LnDDave : NEW BLOG POST – What Exactly is a Twitter Chat? 28 creative ways teachers are using Twitter [link] # schoolnetsa11 #. Find out at the elearning network event on 15 July in London [link] # elnlms #. Social Learning at TELUS [link] # realwplearn #. Fast Company calls # shortmail “Twitter for Email!&# #. Twitter Week starts tomorrow on Share&Learn.

My Twitter Weekly Links Digest for 2011-09-04

Jane Hart

Guide to Twitter in the K-8 Classroom [link] HT @ nharm #. Are activity streams the new "collaboration"? Infographic: The Social Network Decision Tree : OPEN Forum [link] #. How to Network Your Way to World-Class Mentors and Teachers : Forbes [link] <The smart(er) way to learn! #. How NASA Plans to Make Astrophysics Fun With an Ambitious Social Game [link] via @ mashable #. Join Social Learning Community. Powered by Twitter Tools.

Networked noughties 2006-2009

Learning with e's

and social networks as potentially useful educational tools. 2006 saw the launch of Twitter - now one of the most popular live status update tools worldwide. Twitter is perhaps best known in the media for its many celebrity users, and their ability to attract hundreds of thousands or even millions of 'followers', but it is increasingly used as a conference backchannel, and is now finding its footing in education. Tags: YouTube Nintendo Wii Twitter FaceBook

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.

Can’t be at the ATD ICE 2016 Conference? Join Virtually

Learning Rebels

open up a dedicated stream on hootesuite or tweetdeck just for them and then open one for #ATD201 6 and you will get all sorts of great information. Not on twittter, well okay then – go to the Learning Rebels Facebook page , like us and keep an eye on the stream. You have a PLN (Personal Learning Network), don’t you? Following conference hashtags via Twitter ( #ATD2016 ) is a simple way to see what’s happening. Twitter limits you to 140 characters.

Using social media for eLearning (a look at the top 6 social platforms)

eFront

Social media have become an indispensable part of modern life. A huge part of our social lives already happens online rather than in the “real world” And while individual social media networks might rise and fall (remember MySpace?), social networking itself is not going anywhere. But how about using social media as vehicles for eLearning? Twitter. This limit makes using Twitter for general eLearning problematic.

Using social media for eLearning (a look at the top 6 social platforms)

eFront

Social media have become an indispensable part of modern life. A huge part of our social lives already happens online rather than in the “real world” And while individual social media networks might rise and fall (remember MySpace?), social networking itself is not going anywhere. But how about using social media as vehicles for eLearning? Twitter. This limit makes using Twitter for general eLearning problematic.

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. For example, an API makes it possible for you to share a YouTube video on Facebook or a photo on Twitter. Here is where the problem becomes immediately evident: with cloud-based resources, Khan Academy videos, mobile learning applications, social media, and so on, most of our learning activities don’t actually take place inside an LMS.

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Twittering birds and headless dogs

Learning with e's

It got me thinking - as I clumsily divided my time between Twitter and Plurk - about the potential learning and teaching affordances of the two tools. As these social networking microblogging tools grow in popularity and users build up huge followings which make them even harder to cut loose from - how can we harness their power for better communication, collaboration and smarter learning? Or Twitter. Tags: microblogging Plurk Twitter multi-tasking Tweetdeck

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.

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.

The Cons of Social Media for E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

Social media is what you make of it. We discussed this in the previous post on the pros of social media. Today we’ll look at the cons of social media and the potential impact they have on you, your job, and our industry. Cons of Social Media: Too Much Noise. Here’s the deal: your social media connections deliver a lot of good content, but there’s just so much of it…and it doesn’t stop. Cons of Social Media: Where’s the Social?