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? Sure, lots of companies want to replicate ‘Facebook’ behind the firewall; safe from prying eyes, but open enough for employees to freely express themselves. Has your organization implemented a social networking platform?

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. Next time: Connected Minds References Godin, S. 2002) Smartmobs: The Next Social Revolution.

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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

Thoughts on Social Networking

Moodle Journal

Going on as I do these days with regard to the value of social networking tools practices and the implications for collaboration in learning, which you may well have picked this up from a number of posts in this blog. Just recently, during the summer, I have been dipping into SNA (Social Network Analysis) this is a methodology for mapping and measuring relationships and flows in a system; this can be human or even data itself.

12 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Authoring Tool

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. be referred back to at any time.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): "Object-Centered Sociality" or What is Really at the Heart of Social Networks

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « "A Technology Flip Test: Introducing Channels in a World of Platforms" (Andrew McAfee) | Main | The Pentagon Channel - Embracing Video Big Time » September 01, 2007 "Object-Centered Sociality" or What is Really at the Heart of Social Networks I couldve sworn I had posted about this before but I cant find it.but talk about old.the spur for this post is from 2005!

Questions to Ask Client References Before Selecting Your LMS

Association eLearning

Once you have narrowed the list of vendors that seem to fit your needs, watched demos to see the Learning Management System functionality, and narrowed the field, then comes the reference checking. Here are some things to consider when looking at client references: 1. The reference they provided – are their needs similar to yours? Has the reference been through a version upgrade of the LMS software? Share this on Facebook. Share this on LinkedIn.

Why I left Linkedin

Saffron Interactive

A couple of months back I made the decision to delete my LinkedIn profile, a decision greeted with incredulity from all quarters. By “one”, Tom was referring to LinkedIn’s classification as a “social media” platform, lumped in with Facebook, Twitter, Yammer, MySpace, Bebo, Friendster and the rest. What sets LinkedIn apart is that it’s considered to be the professional network; a platform you can use to build your career, not your social life.

Why I left Linkedin

Saffron Interactive

A couple of months back I made the decision to delete my LinkedIn profile, a decision greeted with incredulity from all quarters. By “one”, Tom was referring to LinkedIn’s classification as a “social media” platform, lumped in with Facebook, Twitter, Yammer, MySpace, Bebo, Friendster and the rest. What sets LinkedIn apart is that it’s considered to be the professional network; a platform you can use to build your career, not your social life.

Linkedin Learning Product Review

eLearning 24-7

LinkedIn Learning to me is a digital learning platform. Administration back-end – Navigation is good, some of the features such as Best Practices from LinkedIn Learning is illogical (especially since in my test, because only one best practice had anything of use for the administrator (from the product or value add standpoint). The Header on the Learner Home Page (main learner screen for LinkedIn Learning). It was as I often refer to as Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.

Developing a Results Driven Curriculum

XYZ Fire Association is a network of. Through their network, they identified a. team members to reference each. largest brands including DropBox, Facebook, BP and Credit Suisse transform. Developing a. Results-Driven. Curriculum.

References: eLearning Guild Online Session: How to Integrate Social Networking to Impact Learning and Performance Dec. 13, 2007

Vignettes Learning

The following are the references for the December 13, 2007 Session. Basic 2-3 minutes video on " What is Social Networking " - By CommonCraft What is Social Networking? What is Social Bookmarking?What The Technical Side of Social Networking 2-3 minute video Outsourced Brain P.L.E. Welcome to the Session. Download the 25-Page Special Report and Framework Graphics. Plus PowerPoint file, the three framework graphics.

The foundations of innovation in L&D

E-Learning Provocateur

An enterprise social network covers the “in-betweens”, principally by empowering everyone to ask their own questions to the crowd, and to keep abreast of emergent knowledge in the moment. Blended learning goes beyond pre-work online modules by integrating social activity and ongoing performance support. Micro-learning and micro-assessments have a rich source of reference content to which remedial feedback can link.

Facebook or Kanye West: Which Pop Icon Has a Future in Enterprise.

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Facebook or Kanye West: Which Pop Icon Has a Future in Enterprise Learning? by Paul on January 7, 2011 in LMS (Learning Management System) , social learning People love to learn. Another subject I’ve never heard anyone say they hate is Facebook. Personally, I enjoy looking at pictures that friends post and that’s the extent of my love for Facebook.

Facebook or Kanye West: Which Pop Icon Has a Future in Enterprise.

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Facebook or Kanye West: Which Pop Icon Has a Future in Enterprise Learning? by Paul on January 7, 2011 in LMS (Learning Management System) , social learning People love to learn. Another subject I’ve never heard anyone say they hate is Facebook. Personally, I enjoy looking at pictures that friends post and that’s the extent of my love for Facebook.

How Social Learning is Powering Up Today’s Workplaces

Learnnovators

” – Albert Bandura (Originator of Social Learning Theory). “ We’re still seeing an avoidance of social learning, the continual use of courses as the only solution, and consequently organizations that can’t adapt fast enough.” – Clark Quinn. We, at Learnnovators, have always been fascinated by the enormous power of social learning, and have been following up researches and discussions by experts around this subject closely for some time now. THE QUOTE.

Insights on Business Drivers of Social Networking

Vignettes Learning

I am referring to recent developments where psychology of groups is now merging and coalescing with technology in "social networking.” I thought you might be interested to see this white paper by Akamai, one of the leading providers of Internet networks and systems. The paper is mostly about business drivers, technology, and ROI of mainstream social networking. It is a good reference. Back to square one - my true love: people and groups.

In response to Twitter Quitters - 40% leave after one month.

ID Reflections

Because it is a powerful social networking tool that is fast becoming a social learning tool. The connotation of the word social is changing from one of "connect" to bring into its fold other meanings like collaborate, learn, share, give, participate, hear, be heard, ask, be answered.This is not a litany in praise of Twitter--it is in support of all social networking sites (SNS) that will help us to collaborate and build collective knowledge.

eLearning in a Geodesic World

Integrated Learnings

The internet and tools like social media have created this world where we are all inter-connected. We want to create learning environments where we can get people to be responsible for the whole learning experience by social interaction and support in learning new skills. You might also be interested in our page on Facebook or Twitter feed. By Dean Hawkinson.

Thirsty for knowledge on social networks and information systems?

Janet Clarey

Information Science Reference recently published a book by Miltiadis Lytras from the University of Patras, Greece, Robert Tennyson from the University of Minnesota, USA, and Patricia Ordóñez de Pablos, from the Universidad de Oviedo, Spain called Knowledge Networks: The Social Software Perspective. Here’s a description: Social networks are collections of individuals linked together by a set of relations. Knowledge Networks. Here you go then.

Backchannels – what’s all the fuss, anyway?

Integrated Learnings

Backchannel – Wikipedia defines a backchannel as “the practice of using networked computers to maintain a real-time online conversation alongside live spoken remarks.” Other online tools are available in the marketplace; however, I will refer to using a backchannel in Twitter throughout this post. You might also be interested in our page on Facebook or Twitter feed. By Dean Hawkinson.

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References for ASTD Los Angeles Presentation

Vignettes Learning

Welcome to the references for my ASTD Los Angeles Presentation on Learning Trends and How They Impact Training, Learning and Our Careers November 28, 2007; 4:30 pm Virtual Session The Future of Technology Theories of Learning Digital Natives Teaching Machines" - How People can Use Web 2.0 and Social Networking Really Cool "3-Minute e-Learning" on Social Networking - Wiki, Social Networking, Social Bookmarking, RSS Outsourced Brain I will post the Interwise Recording session next day.

Understanding Web 2.0

Integrated Learnings

The ability to collaboratively work on documents, to share web services, and use software on the web instead of installing it on your computer is what many people refer to as 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.

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Advice to Teachers in Florida: Don't use Facebook with Students

Kapp Notes

So rather than teach teachers or students how to intelligently use social media tools to communicate(like people do in corporations or in everyday social interactions), a school in Florida decided to advise against such silly and dangerous Web 2.0 It seems to me that Facebook just made the inappropriate actions public, those teachers doing inappropriate things aren't going to stop doing those things just because they aren't on Facebook.

Some Web 2.0-Like Tools in LMSs Extend e-Learning into Social Networking and Community Sharing

Vignettes Learning

If added or incorporated, these tools help learners use LMS content as a resource for sharing ideas in networks and communities. Bookmarking - allows learners to bookmark specific pages as references; keeping a bookmark list Send a URL - allows learners to send email of a specific page in e-Learning content Note-taking - allows learners to make notes for every page as they wish and download or print the notes. These are some Web 2.0-like tools in LMSs.

"Making the invisible visible" - Old idea, new skin - social networking

Vignettes Learning

Why are many of us in businesses surprised that social networking is so popular? His presentation on Social Networking Analysis ( SNA ) created a vortex and black hole in my mind and heart. We know the power of networking and how our networks impact our ability to deliver results. Studies have shown that those with a highly developed network of relationships can get better access to ideas, help, resources, and support from their network.

HOW SOCIAL LEARNING IS POWERING UP TODAY’S WORKPLACES

Learnnovators

Fortunately, most human behaviour is learned observationally through modelling; from observing others one forms an idea of how new behaviours are performed, and on later occasions this coded information serves as a guide for action.” – Albert Bandura (Originator of Social Learning Theory) “ The research isn’t heartening. Some of the questions we had in mind were: What benefits does social learning offer to workplaces of today? How will social learning evolve in the coming years?

I finally succumbed to Facebook

Clive on Learning

I hadn't intended to sign up with Facebook. Jilly, my wife's daughter, had a look through my first attempt at a profile and pointed out several extremely uncool references (she does work for a web design company in London and therefore qualifies as a reasonable guide of cool) which I quickly corrected. I had no idea what to expect from Facebook and, a couple of weeks later, my expectations remain very fuzzy. I'm not sure whether anyone does.

Catching the mood

Learning with e's

The current issue (June) of The Psychologist features an interesting article on research into the affective affordances of social networks. Social networks in the widest sense have been around since the dawn of civilisation, but with the advent of online social networks such as Facebook, and the vast populations of users who participate in interaction worldwide, social networks now take on a whole new dimension, and there is plenty of potential for research into their effects.

The changing Web

Learning with 'e's

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. Debate focuses on whether the emerging social applications constitute a sea change or revolution in the Web (cf.

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Working Out Loud: Using the Tools We Already Have

Learnnovators

This thought was triggered by David Kelly’s presentation – Social Media, Social Learning, and Curation where he highlights the role each of the social tools/platform can play in our sharing and learning. Working out loud ranges from specific, objective-driven collaboration (as in the case within project teams) to just sharing of thoughts and ideas with the wider social networks. When is it most useful to use LinkedIn?

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Facebook on iPhone (Inside Facebook)

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Reflections from Adaptive Paths UX Week 2007 | Main | Quote of the Day: Jenkins on Convergence » August 28, 2007 Facebook on iPhone (Inside Facebook) This story from Inside Facebook hippedme to what has to be one of the slickest apps on the iPhone. Thistranslation of the desktop-based Facebook experience is flawless. Issues I have with Facebook are 1.

Buzz words of 2008

Learning with e's

Cloud Computing: Distributing your files away from your desktop and/or accessing programs and services across the Internet using large networks of remote servers. Friendiligence: This is the amount of your time you spend managing friend requests on Facebook , MySpace , Bebo , Friendster , LInkedIn , etc, etc…. Friendiligence’ reflects the oversaturation of the social networking sphere and the need to ask what your criteria are for ‘friending’ people.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Facebbok apps now work on other sites.what is the hard part to figure out here?

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Small Basket of MindMapping Items | Main | Small Basket of Virtual World Items » February 28, 2008 Facebbok apps now work on other sites.what is the hard part to figure out here? A few weeks ago, a story came out about how Facebook will allow apps built for Facebook to work on other Web sites.

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Social Media: Searching for Work on LinkedIn

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

The answer for me has two parts:  I have a strong LinkedIn profile.   In this series of articles, I'm going to share some of my LinkedIn job-hunting tips with you. Strong LinkedIn Profile. You must have a strong LinkedIn profile. Most companies use LinkedIn to check out applicants. And recruiters are actively searching on LinkedIn for the best candidates. If you have your own business, create a LinkedIn page and link to it.

3 Modern LMS Trends

LearnDash

The more popular trends to hit the scene in recent years include: Social Networks & Gamification. Gamification in conjunction with social network integration has become a common scene in the LMS market. Users may want to share on Facebook when they have completed a course, or perhaps tweet their score. Reference: CommLab for elearning.

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"Abundantly abundant abundance" data does not mean learning

Vignettes Learning

I relate to what Nick Carr was saying about " Abundantly abundant abundance " Carr was referring to the overload of video, graphics, photos, and pages in MySpace, Facebook and many other personal Social Networking tools. This is one challenge in mainstream social networking.