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Social Media: Gathering LinkedIn Recommendations

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by Sally Cox    My colleagues know that I am a fanatic about LinkedIn. It's my top source for work; and when I hear people complain about it, I always think, "What could I do to help them strengthen their LinkedIn profile?" " One of the most powerful features of LinkedIn is the ability to collect recommendations on your profile. If you take the time and effort to set up your LinkedIn profile correctly, it becomes your online resume.

Social Media Goals

Clark Quinn

expo (part of the time with fellow miscreant Jay Cross ), and it led me to think a bit more about social media tools and approaches. We were prompted to visit Blue Kiwi , which is probably the leading European social media platform. Vignette , on the other hand, started as a CMS for KM, but then added social media around it. And, of course, there’s now Sharepoint’s integration of social tools around resources. Tags: social

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Social Media: Searching for Work on LinkedIn, Part 2

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

by Sally Cox    We have previously explored the importance of having a  strong LinkedIn profile. Your profile is really the key here so if you haven't yet updated and beefed up your LinkedIn profile, I suggest you go back and read through the article before moving forward. The strong LinkedIn profile is twofold--prospective employers can see your work history at a glance, but it's also helpful for recruiters to find you. Social Media

How Freelance Clients Find Me

Experiencing eLearning

Portfolio. An online portfolio is a requirement if you’re freelancing. Your portfolio is a way to tell your story about the work you do and the work you want to do in the future. My portfolio is on my business website. You don’t need to have lots of full courses on your portfolio. If I was starting over now, I’d register a domain right away and create my blog as part of my website and portfolio. Networking = Relationships.

13 Megatrends in MOOCs

Your Training Edge

More Social, More Collaborative. New learning platforms and models are being tested to enhance learning in MOOCs by making the courses more social and more collaborative. Verified certificates, digital badges, digital portfolios, knowledge graphs—these and other forms of alternative credentials are being tested in the job market and the workplace. In this way, MOOCs are serving as a new form of educational social media.

Business applications of Twitter

E-Learning Provocateur

Some of the ideas specifically relate to e-learning, while others may fall more comfortably into other portfolios. I see this kind of activity falling into the Public Affairs portfolio, as it concerns brand management. But of course, tweet scanning also falls into the Customer Service portfolio. Tags: Twitter informal learning social media social networking enterprise 2.0

Social Awareness Program For Instructional Design Degree

Nick Leffler

It wasn’t for any typical Instructional Design work which I’ve worked on (even in my side consulting jobs) but with social media skills at the center. I’ve done a lot around social media lately including participating in several Twitter chats. For the past several years I’ve focused heavily on increasing my social presence from LinkedIn to Twitter, and even this blog. Social Awareness Program.

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.

When Social means Business …

Learning Cafe

Last week news was abounding that Microsoft are about to announce their acquisition of social media company Yammer for $1.2B. Although not yet confirmed, it comes hot on the heels of other social media buy outs such as Salesforce.com snapping up Buddy Media for close to $700 million to complement its existing Chatter social media platform; Oracle adding Collective Intellect and Vitrue to its portfolio of social media-related acquisitions and SAP acquiring Ariba for $4.3

It's complicated

Learning with 'e's

We discussed the evolution of social media in higher education and also how institutional virtual learning environments (learning management systems) are being developed to cope with new demands of new learners. During the discussion we touched on several key issues that influence this, including digital pedagogy, personal devices, games based learning , interaction and immediacy in online environments, augmented reality, and the use of e-portfolios.

Where is L&D heading?

E-Learning Provocateur

What about online social education and Communities of Practice? Beyond the technology, the success of social learning is predicated on the culture of the organisation. My go-to success stories for social learning are Coca-Cola Amatil, who have cultivated active communities of practice across state-based factory floors; and Deloitte, who are the poster child for enterprise social networking.

The (1) Thing(s) Successful People Do First Thing In The Morning

Nick Leffler

Every other day if you look around social media and follow any professionals, you’re going to see an article about XX things successful people do (first thing) in the morning. Avoid social media. Check your social media (hah!). The post The (1) Thing(s) Successful People Do First Thing In The Morning appeared first on Nick Leffler's Portfolio & Learning Insights. Increasing Social Awareness in Higher Education.

Online Reputation Management: 9 Techniques for the Prosperity of Your Brand

Your Training Edge

For this reason, you need to ensure that you publicly respond to every positive review or message on social media you receive. A lot of the time a happy customer won’t think to leave a review, which means you’re missing out on priceless social proof and free marketing. Ask a number of screening questions, request a portfolio, and generally get a feel for their mindset. Don’t Shy Away from Social Media.

Job Hunting and the Power of a Personal Website

OpenSesame

In an age where hiring recruiters check social media platforms alongside resumes, the online space provides ample opportunities to be seen by potential employers. While many interview candidates will have various social media accounts, having a personal website not only makes you stand out, but also provides you with the opportunity to better showcase your skills.

Here’s How I Became a Full-Time Freelance eLearning Designer

Tim Slade

For me, I started working on my professional brand back in 2012, when I created my first online portfolio and blog. And to be honest, I had no plans of becoming a full-time freelance eLearning designer, but I figured an online portfolio and eLearning blog would help my career in the long run. Shortly after launching my online portfolio and blog, I started getting contacted by various companies, interested in hiring me as a freelancer.

Online Course Marketing: Tips for selling more courses and increasing your revenue

Plume - e-learning & learning management systems

Generating sales for your course starts with three things; a website, a network of people and marketing. A course sales page is the webpage that has all the details about your course; an overview, a little bit about the trainer and any social proof. Testimonials: as a form of social proof. Social media. If you haven’t already, we strongly suggest that you get on social media as this will be a key component of your online course marketing strategy.

Tips for Starting to Freelance

Experiencing eLearning

Build a Network with Social Media. Most of the clients and potential clients I’m working with are people I connected with through social media. In a single two-week period in October, 10 different people contacted me about potential instructional design contracts, and 6 of those found me through either my blog or LinkedIn. and then visiting my business site or portfolio.

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Top 125 Workplace eLearning Posts of 2009

eLearning Learning Posts

So without further set, I’m happy to announce the Top Posts as defined by Social Filtering - meaning by everyone involved directly or indirectly in eLearning Learning. Twitter in the classroom: 10 useful resources , Social Media in Learning , August 12, 2009. Should Educators be Afraid of Having a Facebook Profile? Twitter in the classroom: 10 useful resources - Social Media in Learning , August 12, 2009. Need an Online Portfolio Fast?

Blogging to Build Your Business

Experiencing eLearning

I recently gave a presentation to the Online Network of Independent Learning Professionals about blogging to build your business. LinkedIn is the quickest option if you are not technical and don’t want to deal with setting anything up. If you already have a decent sized network, you have built-in followers. First, it’s not on your business site, so you’re splitting your identity between your business website and your LinkedIn profile.

Closing Out 2014 With A Bang

Nick Leffler

For new instructors on Udemy publishing their course within 30 days of signing up, Udemy will publicize it for you on their social media accounts. But I’m sure many still don’t know what it’s about because my social media reach is still small. I was able to create a promo spot for Udemy and have also posted it on YouTube to later use in Twitter and Linkedin. WordPress.com, LinkedIn, Facebook, etc.

5 Tips for Promoting and Pitching Yourself as an eLearning Freelancer

Trivantis

Be a social butterfly. A great way to achieve this is through social media sites, such as LinkedIn , Facebook, Google Plus, and Twitter. Bonus tip : eLearning forums like the Trivantis Community are a great place to network! It’s all about that portfolio. This particular tip echoed across the internet: “Portfolios should be considered the cornerstone for every e-learning professional,” says instructional designer and consultant Ashley Chiasson.

7 Tech Tools & Skills Trainers Must Have

TalentLMS

Social Media for eLearning. The overwhelming surge in popular social media hangouts like Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook, Snapchat, Google+, YouTube, as well as the true power that blogs have, all tell us where the potential learners are. As an educator, connecting with learners using their preferred social media is another way to individualize the learning experience for the learner.

Artificial Intelligence And How It’s Changing E-Learning

Your Training Edge

From social media to speech recognition, warfare to writing articles, coding to customer service – machine learning and artificial intelligence have become part and parcel of our urban lives. Here again, talent and recruiting platforms like LinkedIn and Ziprecruiter are suing AI to match a potential candidate with the fitting employers.

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Questions about Instructional Design Careers

Experiencing eLearning

Portfolio. Q: I will obviously need to create a portfolio, and I know that it will need to begin with volunteer opportunities. What is the depth and/or scope of a typical person’s portfolio? How does one, as an entry level ID, maximize potential for a portfolio that will leverage the best job? Your graduate program should help you build a portfolio, including giving you an opportunity to create realistic examples.

How badges can benefit members and promote member engagement within your professional association

Web Courseworks

This blog post will look further into the actual value of these badges, the presence they have on social media, and how the badges benefit the members of EDUCAUSE. Leadership Development Badges – acknowledge initiative and commitment in intense, participatory learning experiences for professional and personal growth as managers and leaders in the institute program portfolio. Jodi adds the digital badge to her LinkedIn profile.

What Girl Scouts Cookie Program Can Teach Nonprofits About Corporate Training?

Kea

Apart from the enormous social challenges that lie ahead of non-profit organizations, one of the key ones is the non-availability of high-quality and dependable volunteers/resources. However, their targets for fundraising and social goals remain high. When a non-profit organization integrates a learning experience platform into their training portfolio, they open the door to reduced training costs and more efficient use of their training budgets. Social Media Friendly.

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How to Start an Online School – 6 Easy Steps

Pinlearn

Social Media Marketing. Spread the good word on social media. Your website should have enough navigational and social features. Be active on social networking platforms. Place advertisements on Facebook and Google. Expand your portfolio of courses. Do you have the skill to teach? Are you interested in teaching linear thinking and binary logic? Are you good at programming?

E-Learning Advice: Where to Find Work

Ashley Chiasson

However, before you can look for work, you need a portfolio of some sort because the potential clients…they’re going to ask you for one! If you don’t yet have a portfolio, I’ve talked a lot about building them, and even have a free course: Build Your E-Learning Portfolio – check it out! So, stop making excuses for your lack of portfolio and just take the time to get something together! Social Media.

How badges can benefit members and promote member engagement within your professional association

Web Courseworks

This blog post will look further into the actual value of these badges, the presence they have on social media, and how the badges benefit the members of EDUCAUSE. Leadership Development Badges – acknowledge initiative and commitment in intense, participatory learning experiences for professional and personal growth as managers and leaders in the institute program portfolio. Jodi adds the digital badge to her LinkedIn profile.

Free Stock Photos Sites for e-Learning

eFront

The stock.xhng operates as a hybrid of a picture library site and a social networking site; registered users may set up a personal profile, upload their photographic works to share with other users, write a blog and participate in online forums to discuss and critique each others work. If you are a photographer you have the opportunity to achieve a great portfolio exposure by offering free images.

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7 Tips To Market Your e-Learning Expertise

Adobe Captivate

Ask online discussion moderators if you can post a digital flyer or ask them to point people to your site or eLearning portfolio when they inquire. At the end of each eLearning project, encourage satisfied clients to add a brief blurb to your social media page. Utilize Social Media. I touched on social media briefly, but it deserves its own section. One popular way of gaining clients is through platforms like Twitter and Facebook.

10 Blockchain Predictions for 2017

Your Training Edge

Bitcoin micropayment solutions have already been integrated into data-storage, web browsers, social media sites and more. Industries expect traditional investors to start recognizing Bitcoin in a more serious way and add it to their portfolios [11]. 11] https://news.bitcoin.com/serious-investors-need-bitcoin-portfolio/. Learn more about Bryant at LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/bryantnielson.

Rethinking The Holiday Rush

Nick Leffler

When you sign up for Udemy as an instructor, they give you an offer to publicize your course on their social media accounts if you publish within 30 days. I want to help people create a website like mine which can be used in conjunction with social media to promote their personal brand. I’ll definitely be using it on my portfolio and as experience on my LinkedIn profile. The holidays is always the busiest time of year.

How To Use a WordPress LMS for Internal Training Websites in Big Companies and Governments with Brad Williams and Lisa Sabin-Wilson from WebDevStudios

LifterLMS

It’s cool to talk to you, and in a public format really geek out about WordPress, working with clients, learning social stuff. Do they need a kind of a social layer on that with BuddyPress, or even a forum like bbPress integration for users to generate profiles or interact with other users in the network, or for teachers to chat through forums or groups. I’m looking at our portfolio because it was a while ago. Are people still doing social on the website?

What Girl Scouts Cookie Program Can Teach NonProfits About Corporate Training?

MagicBox

Apart from the enormous social challenges that lie ahead of non-profit organizations, one of the key ones is the non-availability of high-quality and dependable volunteers/resources. However, their targets for fundraising and social goals remain high. When a non-profit organization integrates a learning experience platform into their training portfolio, they open the door to reduced training costs and more efficient use of their training budgets. Social Media Friendly.

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