Social networking & the workplace

eFront

Dan Pontefract’s recent blog post on companies (not) allowing Facebook at work has prompted me to dust off the topic of how social helps companies get the business of communicating, collaborating and learning done – and hence the business of business done! What most do not realize is that “some 70% of the extra profit to be made through social technologies has nothing to do with marketing. Social is not a feature. Social is not an application.

Online social networks, learning and viral expansion loops

Sticky Learning

I respond, 'well I'm becoming more and more interested in the use of social media and microblogging for learning', I then get puzzled looks that say, "too much time on your hands", "what is he talking about?" For me though I see a real role for social media as a platform for business learning. Social media - fad or forever? As I've used each of these I've been struck by how easily this format (social sites) could be used as a platform for business learning.

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What Copywriting Can Teach Us About Writing for an Audience

Association eLearning

The beauty of copywriting is that it’s written in such a way as to speak to almost any level reader, taking complex products, services, features and benefits, and breaking them down in such a manner they become understandable to everyone. How might that help you in writing your content? Write at an 8th Grade Level or Less. There are some publications that write below that, even as low as a 5th grade level. Be specific, and only write to that one person.

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7 Best tips For Informal Learning In Your Corporate

Your Training Edge

Your team can be successful if you want, so arrange meetings, give materials to them online, suggest a tuition teacher , create a blog or a group to share information and achievements. Provide learners with different products which help immediately without involving other people in the process. Use the power of Social network. Everyone lives his own life but a lot of people share some parts of it in a Social network. Blogs are needed.

12 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Authoring Tool

wanting a better product within a year or. Fosway Group (2017), ’Fosway 9 – Grid Authoring Systems’ Share Stories with Screen Recording1 1 11Index: Table of contents gomolearning.com @gomolearning User-Generated Videos: Tapping into Social Sharing2 Quick, Accurate Auto-Captioning.

Facebook Ads Guide 101: All You Need to Know for Your First Online Courses Campaign

learnWorlds

Digital advertising through social media is the most effective channel for generating impressions, clicks, and conversions. One of the best examples is Facebook ads, sometimes even 5 to 6x cheaper than Twitter , the next most affordable channel. 2 Facebook Ad Campaigns.

The Art of Business Writing

Your Training Edge

What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think of business writing? On a daily basis, you might text a client, write an advertisement, or write an online post for your website or blog. When you’re writing, choosing the right words, message, and tone can be difficult. These tips will help you refine your writing style and convey the proper message with your words. Are you writing to one specific person? Write a compelling call to action.

Video Production and Learner Engagement in MOOCs

Your Training Edge

The idea that massive open online courses (MOOCs) can greatly enhance learner engagement and retention in corporate training settings has been a recurrent theme on this blog. (If onscreen tutorials demonstrating how to use a piece of software), and Khan Academy–style videos in which instructors talk while writing and drawing on a tablet device. Invest post-production time to splice together different content types and edit out pauses and other things that slow the video down.

Writing Daily Reports as a First Step to Strong Team Building

Your Training Edge

This is writing daily reports. It takes some time to write a sufficient report. Progress reports help to manage productivity rates, build the understanding of who pays more effort to get the results, and whose efficiency is at zero level. How to write a progress report. To write an effective progress report, you need to understand to which aspects you should pay attention and how exactly to compel your research.

Understanding Web 2.0

Integrated Learnings

Wikipedia has a write up on Web 2.0 are social networking, web mashups, and using the web to store and create content. Social networking is a crazy buzz word right now. Twitter , a micro-blogging and status update technology, is one of among many ways that web users are using social technology to share information. I think of popular web based social networking technologies as breaking down into three categories. product.

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Our Favorite Game Design Blogs

Upside Learning

The other is to look at other’s experiences, and there are many who’ve documented their game design experiences in various blogs. Philomath Games – A constantly updated blog that includes posts that discuss a variety of game design and development issues. Game Design Blog – Another frequently updated blog that contains a wealth of information about game design and development.

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Sahana Chattopadhyay – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

ABOUT SAHANA CHATTOPADHYAY (Social Learning & Collaboration Strategist, Performance Consultant Exploring Emergent Learning, Blogger). Her passion is to help organizations become learning organizations through social and collaborative learning. She blogs at www.sahanac.com on topics related to the future of work, the shifting digital trends, and their deep impact on how we will work, learn and live in the future.

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Product Review: Saba Social

eLearning 24-7

So, when I went and checked out Saba Social, Saba’s new social learning platform, I had very low expectations. Saba Social is a very solid product, that despite a few hiccups and “huh&# moments, achieves what it sets out to do, provide a user friendly social experience. Over 25 different social media types and Saba Social sticks with the ones everyone always sees – WHY? Linkedin. Facebook.

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The changing Web

Learning with 'e's

This is number 4 in the series of blog posts entitled 'Shaping Education for the Future.' Social media - often referred to as Web 2.0 , or the participatory Web - is shaping up to be one of the most important tool sets available to support the promotion of change in education. Almost everyone, it seems, is using some element of social media in the planning, development, delivery, management or evaluation of teaching and learning. Essentially, the Web has become more social.

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Re-evaluating Evaluation | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Re-evaluating Evaluation by Barbara on March 16, 2011 in Project Management/Project Delivery For years, I have dutifully included a description of Kirkpatrick’s Four Levels of Learning Evaluation in every proposal for every company I have worked with. One of my discoveries was Jane Bozarth , who writes a monthly column called “Nuts and Bolts” in Learning Solutions Magazine.

Workplace Productivity

Tony Karrer

One of the favorite quotes I used to use during presentations was Drucker - The most important contribution of management in the 21st century will be to increase knowledge-worker productivity. Complexity of Productivity for Knowledge Work Productivity is defined as: the ratio of the quantity and quality of units produced to the labor per unit of time For some knowledge workers, we can reasonably define things this way. See Tom Davenport and Blogging - He is Wrong!

The Secret to Remote-Work Productivity and Company Survival? Learning.

Vitalyst

Similarly, a San Diego Union-Tribune piece highlights how efficiency and productivity concerns are stirring up anxiety—for organizations and for employees. One element that’s often left out of the remote-work conversation is the critical relationship between productivity and learning.

Twitter as Social Learning: Seven Ways to Facilitate the Exchange.

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Twitter as Social Learning: Seven Ways to Facilitate the Exchange of Information by Paul on March 14, 2011 in social learning Most of us in the adult learning industry have already found and incorporated Twitter into our everyday lives. In my last blog post I wrote about leveraging the Law of the Few to manage change in the workplace. Blog this!

Analyzing the ROI of Social Media in Training | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Analyzing the ROI of Social Media in Training by Jim on May 3, 2011 in social learning A continuing theme among my blog posts has been the difficulty of demonstrating the ROI of social learning initiatives. As she writes: “A recent Gallup study found that firms with engaged workforces have 2.6 Blog this!

Work Out Loud – Don’t Just Share What You Did

Nick Leffler

Today is the final day of my four-day journey to cover my thoughts on this week’s topics for the online cMOOC Exploring Innovations in Networked Work and Learning. Nobody wants or needs to see the mess that is created, just the final beautiful finished product that emerges from the kitchen. Another great example is Atlassian who collects data and talks directly from customers while giving them a view of the products and modifications they’re developing.

How to Monetize a Blog: 12 Ways Used by Successful Bloggers

learnWorlds

Looking for ways to monetize your blog? Here’s a list of 12 ways to help you with your blog monetization strategy. 3 Way #3: Turn Your Blog Into a Membership Site. 4 Way #4: Sell Physical Products. 5 Way #5: Sell Digital Products.

Can Games Transform the World? | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Can Games Transform the World? If a receipt looked suspicious, players could write a description and hit an Investigate This! In her guest blog post on LEEF blog , Koreen Olbrish , CEO at Tandem Learning, outlines several theories that justify games and simulations as learning strategies, including these: Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi’s Flow Theory. Blog this!

Blogging: Five of the best

Learning with 'e's

Photo by Florian Klauer on unsplash I have been privileged over the past few years to have garnered a good audience for my writing. As this blog approaches 8.5 Blogging has always been one of the ways I best express my ideas, and coupled with teaching, public speaking and a number of interviews on video and through podcasting, it has been my main channel of communication and dialogue with my professional community in recent years.

Social Media, elearning, Blogs, Lifestream, & Productivity

Big Dog, Little Dog

It used to be simple, you just placed some ads in whatever newspaper that was most suited to your product, but now that world is becoming ever more irrelevant. eLearning Learning , a collection of blog posts and articles all around eLearning, now has a blog. The long tail of blogging is dying - guardian.co.uk. Because blogging isn't easy. Facebook's success is built on the ease of doing everything in one place. The short head of blogging thrives.

Product Review: Plateau TMS (Talent Management System)

eLearning 24-7

This is Plateau’s social learning component, and it reminds me of a cross between a COP (Community of Practice) with some social learning functionality. Kodak embraced them to a point, but kept their initial camera products. Wikis, blogs, message board and a document library (think a repository where files can be accessed, viewed, uploaded and downloaded, inc. Social learning is based on incorporating social media types (whatever you choose) and e-learning.

Writing Microcopy: Tips and Pointers

The eLearning Coach

Did you ever spend an hour writing a four or five word phrase or short instruction? Now that there’s a term for this type of writing and recognition of how important it is, we can all feel a little more normal. Microcopy can make or break your product. This assures potential users that their information will be safe and was definitely worth the 16 hours it took to write. Writing Quality Microcopy. Make your writing straightforward and precise.

Buzz words of 2008

Learning with e's

Here are my 12 in alphabetical order: Blog groveling: This is the practice of certain companies to try to court popular bloggers and influencers to test, sample or endorse their new product or service. It extends to blog posting too. I have been approached several times by those who wanted to write ‘guest posts’ on my blog. When I vetted the posts some could best be described as 'product placement.' Tags: social networking world war 2.0

Gamification of Learning and Instruction Blog Book Tour Week One Recap

Kapp Notes

The first week of the blog book tour has ended and it has been a fantastic week with informative blog posts, information and opinions about gamification and even a bit of controversy. The week opened with a posting of the tour stops on the Learning Circuit’s Blog and the Kapp Notes blog and then introduced everyone to the Facebook page for the book and then the discussion really ramped up with Jane Bozarth talking about the how the book takes a common sense look at the subject.

Brain Rules for Learning: Who Knew? We All Did. | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Brain Rules for Learning: Who Knew? by Andrea on April 15, 2011 in Classroom Learning , Informal Learning , Training Development , blended learning , eLearning , social learning Recently, I was lucky enough to attend a keynote speech by Dr. John Medina on his book Brain Rules at the eLearning Guild’s Learning Solutions 2011 conference. Blog this!

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How to Create Profitable Online Courses and Membership Sites Even After Failures Along the Way with Pete McPherson from Do You Even Blog

LifterLMS

Learn how to create profitable online courses and membership sites even after failures along the way with Pete McPherson from Do You Even Blog in this episode of the LMScast podcast hosted by Chris Badgett from LifterLMS. His Facebook group is really interactive.

Blog Book Tour: Social Media for Trainers--stop #9

ID Reflections

#SoMe for Trainers: Beating the Forgetting Curve This is the 9th stop of the Blog Book Tour for Jane Bozarth's new book, S ocial Media for Trainers. With her focus on the main tools that have grabbed “global imagination” namely, Twitter, Facebook, Blogs and Wikis, Jane Bozarth writes a lucid, eminently readable account of what technology has to offer in terms of Social Media tools and their position in the sphere of learning.

How to Deliver Group Coaching To Pull Your Product Out of Your Audience Instead of Pushing Product on Them with StartupBros Entrepreneur Will Mitchell

LifterLMS

Learn how to deliver group coaching to pull your product out of your audience instead of pushing product on them with StartupBros entrepreneur Will Mitchell in this LMScast hosted by Chris Badgett of LifterLMS. I launched the site and it was just kind of a personal blog.

Increasing Use Of Employee Training Software With The Spread Of Digitization

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Changing customer demands, a tight labor market and increasing impact of e-business is enabling companies to revamp their products and services. 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. Through training, the morale of learners’, workplace productivity and service quality is improved.

Marisa Murgatroyd Teaches How to Build a Mission Focused Experience Product Instead of a Low Engagement Information Product

LifterLMS

Marisa Murgatroyd teaches how to build a mission focused experience product instead of a low engagement information product in this episode of the LMScast podcast hosted by Chris Badgett of LifterLMS. Offering one-on-one coaching or one-to-few coaching with a handful of people before you start developing a program can help you understand more about the nuances of what people are looking for from a product in your space. And as a product creator, it kind of broke my heart.

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 blogging or website tool : I use WordPress for Learnlets (i.e. A variety of productivity apps and tools : Calendar is crucial, and Pagico keeps me on track for projects. I use Word to write (Pages hasn’t had industrial-strength outlining), Keynote to create presentations (e.g. Reflection: this overlaps with social networks.

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. Blogs, writing and reading. I know that blogs are not as hot anymore as they were 10 years ago, but for me they are still very important. I write this blog and I read lot’s of them. Here are some of the tools I use: I write this blog in WordPress. Following other blogs is much more difficult. You can browse through the blogs very fast.

Important Factors of E learning in Skill Development

Your Training Edge

WRITING SKILLS THROUGH E-LEARNING. Writing skills are the basic need of every student or every person but the problem is that everyone has not writing skills. The e-learning programs help out the students to attain writing skills. There are so many courses published for students regarding develop their skills of writing. The courses through e-learning provide you complete guidance about writing. who face problem in their assignment writing.

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"Is Google Making Us Stupid?" Or "Are We Dumbing Our Online Learners?"

Vignettes Learning

What happens to learning in SecondLife and social networking? Carr writes elegantly and successfully weaved a historical perspective of "technologies impacts on human behavior, thinking and learning." Two interesting counter reactions: From Blaise Alleyne Blog "Twitter doesn't make people stupid. "Is Google Making Us Stupid?" Or my related question is, "are we dumbing our online learners?"

Tips for Making Your Freelance Job More Productive

Your Training Edge

Apart from issues like lack of clients or unreliable income, a lot of freelancers have problems staying productive at all times. There’s really no big secret you should know in order to increase your productivity. How long your breaks should be, how often you’ll make them, when to start working, how often you’ll check your emails or social networks – you should have all these planned ahead. Being a freelancer might sound like a great way to make a living.

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E-Learning Trade Shows + Product Reviews 4 #TK11

eLearning 24-7

I was planning on writing about emerging technology and virtual worlds. However, with ASTD’s TechKnowledge 2011, starting next week, I’m going to hold off until after TK11, to write on virtual worlds. What I like about conferences is the ability to see the latest products and hear the pitches from the vendors. Regardless, you need to have your product out and showing. their own sales folks) and type of product they are pitching. TK 11 Products.