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? Social Learning Social Networking

Social networking is king

E-Learning Provocateur

Another principle that resonated with me was, in my own words: Social networking is king. Social networking has been around since the dawn of time. Simple: it’s a social network for people who are interested in scrapbooking and crafts.

Social Network = Social Class?

Kapp Notes

Is your socio-economic status reflected in your favorite social networking software? Check out the full article Does your social class determine your online social network? Anna Owens says "MySpace has one population, Facebook has another."

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. It is not just about managing the interaction but also being part of the social interaction.

Formal learning & social networking

Clark Quinn

is about informal learning, but the organization was moving to using social networking tools to scaffold their move from face-to-face to more online learning. So I was asked to talk about social networking and formal learning. That is, the first reason to use social networking around formal learning is to make it part of the repertoire of the community. I then segued to my second point, which is that social networking tools are better formal learning.

Reflections on Twitter and social networking

Clark Quinn

I’ve been using Twitter for a number of weeks now, and that, combined with several recent social networking activities prompted this reflection. Many of the people to track are sharing their interesting discoveries.  It’s also a way to track what’s hot and new. There’s lots more for me to learn, of course, but there are powerful reasons to blog about it along the way as well.

Jeff Cobb’s New State of Association eLearning Report

Web Courseworks

As the explosion of social networking takes hold of the internet and the dynamics of information sources change, learning has taken on a new trend of being increasingly learner-centric. Professional Development social networking YouTube

Twitter reflections – a year later

Spark Your Interest

It is the opposite of Facebook, but people lump them together as “social networking&#. For me, if Facebook is the social, then Twitter is the networking. If you are at the conference and we haven’t met, track me down. HR Learning Technologies Social network TweetDeck twitterIt was about a year ago that I started seriously using Twitter.

The dawn of a new generation

E-Learning Provocateur

Beyond enterprise social networks – which are hardly universal and face substantial challenges of their own – UGC in the broader sense is beset by concerns about content quality, accountability, organisational culture, job security and power dynamics.

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Facebook for e-Learning


At the same time, Facebook is one of the fastest growing social networks that helps people communicate efficiently with their friends, families, coworkers, and classmates. You can manage which learners can take your course and track the learners progress.

Saffron launches new social learning platform

Spicy Learning

At next week’s Learning Technologies Exhibition Saffron Interactive (Stand 33) will be demonstrating Saffron Share, a corporate social network, personal portfolio and community knowledge base for collaboration and ‘just-in-time’ learning. The product is based on the open source Elgg social networking engine. Essentially, it’s a Moodle approach to the corporate social network with clear benefits for global organisations with tens of thousands of learners.’.

In response to The importance of being synchronous

ID Reflections

I will reiterate the focus of the post here just to keep myself on track: asynchronous communication is not the focus of this blog, so we’d better find some equivalent arguments to justify communicating in real-time, when we don’t usually have a record of what is said and done, when all participants have to be available at the same time, when communication has to be spontaneous, when the pacing is inflexible and when there is no rewind button.

Social media: It’s not about the technology!

Learning Cafe

As an enterprise, Acme Corporation is “dipping its toes” into social media. While the organisation has invested in social technology, and maybe even documented a social media policy, the majority of its social media activity is driven from the bottom up. In other words, usage of social media within the organisation relies heavily on grass-roots support and viral marketing among its rank-and-file employees.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Open Laszlo Gets Its Own Track and Big Customers for the open source webtop platform

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Ajax SDK for the iPhone on the way from Backbase | Main | Quote of the Day: Vannevar Bush - "As We May Think" » September 06, 2007 Open Laszlo Gets Its Own Track and Big Customers for the open source webtop platform Way back in July, I posted a brief note about OpenLaszlo. is actually investigating using it and today I see that Open Laszlo has its own track at AjaxWorld West 2007.

Five Myths of Social Learning


Home > Social Learning > Five Myths of Social Learning Five Myths of Social Learning December 3rd, 2009 Goto comments Leave a comment There is no question that the rise of social networks is creating a profound shift in the way training departments are delivering knowledge to their employees, partners, and customers. Social learning is disruptive and training organizations need to evolve or die, there is no disputing this. E-Social CM Media?

Proof of Direct Link between Learning and Performance

Vignettes Learning

The learning plan was connected to the performance being tracked by the branch leaders. Metrics Learning System – The branch management system tracked revenues and activities per account manager. (To protect the interest of our clients, we are using fictitious names.

Twittering about - part 2

Learning with e's

vaughany (Paul Vaughan, England) says it's all about the networking, conversation and distraction. andypiper ( Andy Piper , England) likes keeping up with news, enjoys the ambient intimacy and says that Twitter gives him awareness of his friends, and helps him extend his network.

Collaborative Learning Anthropologist and Specialist (CLA): Enterprise 2.0, Web 2.0 and Learning Career or Job Opportunities

Vignettes Learning

Collaborative and Social Networking Systems. Resident expert - is accessible to networks of people, provides ideas as needed, shares expertise, has high visibility, initiates thinking ( SMEs , face-to-face trainers, consultants - as specialist SME bloggers who are sought after, followed by their networks in domain areas inside Enterprises). tool and is positioned as a champion, e.g. Wiki, Blog, Second-Life, social media, etc. Future jobs, now, today!

e-Learning 2.0: Surveying Learner Participant TechnoProfile

Vignettes Learning

Social Networking: Surveying Learner Participant TechnoProfile I have been fine-tuning a survey tool to gauge the T echnoProfile of the target learning audience in social learning, networking, collaboration and Learning 2.0 The survey design is based on my discoveries from social learning sessions , ( ASTD handout ) client projects and my research "in helping learners apply their learning" or Micro-Learning Impacts in social networking context.

Micro-Elements (Things) in Social Learning - From the ASTD International Conference

Vignettes Learning

Top management directed me to see how we can launch Social Networking and Learning to 45,000 of our employees."These and Social Networking tools. Set & track benchmarks – On page 38, try to establish some benchmarks to measure and gauge network value.

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Do You Know Your Blog's Reach?

Vignettes Learning

tools make tracking easy and sexy. link] One will see how your social networking site compares with others and you can follow links. link] ClusterMaps shows you the geographic tracking of who visits your blog. I have been doing my blog primarily for personal learning and sharing. I rarely asked if people read my blogs. Curiosity got to me so I tried three Web 2.0 tools that provide a feel on the type of audience I am reaching. It is interesting how Web 2.0

Joining the LMS conversation from e-Clippings

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

It doesn't matter WHAT the data is, so why not load something like that up with the typical tracking data we want in an LMS? But one thing is certain in my mind: Closed off Exclusive Social networks - Blackboard-style are NOT going to I'd like to get in on the group think over at e-Clippings. The new thoughts on what learning widgets and LMSs might be like is very interesting to me. I've long been thinking about the Learning Dashboard.

Why Do Top Executives Make e-Learning Systems a Business Strategy?

Vignettes Learning

Case in point: A large financial services company had to expand their e-Learning system and LMS to allow it to track high-potential staff to join fast-track management development programs. Sometimes e-Learning leaders and professionals act out the "pigeon dance."

How Effective is Tin Can API in Measuring Learning Effectiveness of Technology-aided Learning?


We learn through many ways – on our mobiles and tablets, through social networks or forums and even good-old dependable Google search! But it is important to understand that the modern corporate learner now has many more learning instances that remain un-tracked by a traditional LMS.

Increasing Use Of Employee Training Software With The Spread Of Digitization


A Learning Management Software is used to serve different applications from the administration and documentation to the tracking and reporting of training sessions, learning content and online events. Social Learning at a Glance. Today, business is changing faster than ever.

Corporate University:Include Technology

Your Training Edge

Smart phones, MP3 players, and social media almost make it a necessity to include a technology plan in the roll-out of the corporate university. For example, blogs, discussion threads, and social networks can be used as both before and after class exercises.

Culture of Training Impact Evaluation

Vignettes Learning is an online system that actually "Help Learners Apply Learning" so they can track the impacts of their learning. Let's make it a culture " that a training impact evaluation " be done for every training effort. According to Elliott Masie : "The hardcore answer is that every time we start a project for a business unit, we demand that an impact evaluation be built into the deal. Sure, we want to know if the employees learned the content.

My Professional Learner’s Toolkit

Clark Quinn

A range of social networks : I use LinkedIn professionally, as well as Slack. A variety of productivity apps and tools : Calendar is crucial, and Pagico keeps me on track for projects. Reflection: this overlaps with social networks.

How to Reduce Your Course Development Costs By 90+ Per Cent

Absorb LMS

They can turn to Blogs, wikis, social networks, video sites, etc. Traditionally, instructional designers and course developers create courses using third party authoring tools and import these into the LMS to deliver to learners and track their progress.

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How Experience API Can Support Personalized E-Learning in Organizations

Origin Learning

For example, if an employee called Lacey attends a TED talk, participates in a workshop outside of office or even reads a research paper on the web – her LMS can keep a track of all these learning activities irrespective of whether they were self-initiated or were a part of the formal training.

RSDR 5: Development 2

Your Training Edge

In the case of a formal coaching program, HR and training can work together to track, change course, and reward both associates and their coaches. For example, the mentor program may include a social networking component such as a discussion board, blog, or chat feature.

SCORM and xAPI LMS in a Learning Culture

The Performance Improvement Blog

xAPI appears to be a huge leap forward in tracking the whole gamut of learning experiences from formal training programs to informal, social, and mobile activities.

Crowd-sourced Learning Content: Opportunities and Challenges – (Part 2)

Vikas Joshi on Interactive Learning

How are tracking systems keeping pace with the opportunities inherent in crowdsourced learning content? Maheshkumar] Due to its multidimensional nature, crowdsourcing apparently brings in multiple challenges and opportunities for tracking systems, content creation and content delivery platforms. Its activity based tracking model enables LRS (Learning Record Store) to record almost any user action. Social networking has to be given equal consideration.

How to learn and learn-to-learn

Clark Quinn

how have you learnt from project teams, mentors, coaches and/or broader social networks). I’ve asked questions and gotten answers from my social networks. Meta-Learning, or Learning to Learn, is a crucial focus and area to track.

At the edge

Clark Quinn

These represent some folks working at the edge, away from the ‘event’ Mark Britz , facing more experts than novices, structured his corporate university as a network, not a series of courses. This included and Enterprise Social Network and a Knowledge Management system.