How Social Networks Can Harness the Power of Weak Ties | Social.

Dashe & Thomson

The power of tools like Facebook, LinkedIn, and Yammer, are pretty astounding. A lot of the Social Media Mavens , however, are really ranting, not about the technology, but about the human dynamics related to social networking. If we separate the human aspect of social networking from the technology, we can learn a lot more about the power of networks – not just from today’s pundits, but from many years of sociological research on the topic.

What Makes Yammer Different?

eLearning Cyclops

I have started test driving Yammer. It is a social network for only members of your organization. Only staff within your organization can sign into your network (i.e. the training and development department can have its own separate group within the organization's Yammer network). This brings an important networking element. So much of networking is the ability to know who you are interacting with and what they bring to the table.

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The Power of Your Network | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS The Power of Your Network by Michael on February 9, 2011 in customer service , marketing , sales , social learning Whether it is building our LinkedIn Contacts or Followers on Twitter, gathering Friends on Facebook or Yammering with our fellow work teams, the buzz of “networking” is always present. Why is networking so important anyway?

How to MOOC: Social Media in the Corporate Classroom, Part 2

Your Training Edge

So you are ready to design your own massive open online course (MOOC) and you want to incorporate social media. Since then, social learning tools have exploded onto the market. At a minimum, most MOOCs today use discussion boards, blogs, and microblogs, and many have some kind of dedicated social network. One difference that affects the use of social media is the potential audience and the type of content. Facebook, aka social networking.

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. 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. ELearninglearning is the one I use most intense, but there are more like ‘ Working smarter Daily ‘ Social media.

How to MOOC: Social Media in the Corporate Classroom, Part 2

Your Training Edge

So you are ready to design your own massive open online course (MOOC) and you want to incorporate social media. Since then, social learning tools have exploded onto the market. At a minimum, most MOOCs today use discussion boards, blogs, and microblogs, and many have some kind of dedicated social network. One difference that affects the use of social media is the potential audience and the type of content. Facebook, aka social networking.

Some Tools for Social Learning and How they Help Learning

Kapp Notes

Here is a table with some tools for social learning, short description of the tool, the best use for social learning for the tool and some examples. Text-based messaging systems allow for quickly communicating with someone in a synchronous environment. Yammer. Social Bookmarking. The ability of someone within an Intranet or Internet to mark or tag a blog entry, a link or an article within the network as important or interesting to them. Social Network.

What corporates can learn from the Top 10 Tools for Learning 2012

Jane Hart

In their jobs, workplace learning professionals continue to make heavy use of e-learning authoring tools as well as web conferencing tools (which are on the rise this year by the way), whereas their own personal/professional toolsets include a wider range of social and other tools.: If your organization doesn’t like the idea of using Twitter for company conversations, then the next best thing is to set up some sort of corporate company (Twitter-like) network.

Surfing the Net: Waste of Time or Personal Directed Learning.

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Surfing the Net: Waste of Time or Personal Directed Learning? by Paul on April 13, 2011 in Informal Learning , social learning Last week my girlfriend and I ate dinner at Darbar Indian Grill in Uptown Minneapolis with another couple (good food, but overpriced), and we got on the topic of surfing the net on the job. That’s right, FACEBOOK!

Facilitators: Make Your Virtual Training Stick

Bottom-Line Performance

Synchronous virtual training is led in real time by a facilitator. Set up an internal social network (a basic Yammer setup is free) and encourage participants to log in and discuss during your webinar. For many organizations, virtual training and virtual facilitation have become the de facto answer to most performance challenges. But just because something is done frequently does not mean it is done well.

Social media for trainers: think differently!

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

The topic was: social media as learning instrument. The workshop was quite successful as measured by the people who contacted me afterwards for more information, to buy my book or to ask whether they could share our test Yammer and test Ning with their colleagues. I started with a line up: from no engagement with social media to intensive engagement. Some trainers were still at zero, a few were halfway, being a member of a few Linkedin groups and maybe on Facebook.

Back to Basics – What is eLearning?

Rob Hubbard

This was one of my friends, a nurse, on Facebook last week, venting her anger against learning technologies. Clive Shepherd in ‘The Really Useful eLearning Instruction Manual’ describes elearning as ‘ when we use computers and the networks to which these are linked, to in some way support the learning process’. This type of synchronous learning also allows the session to be tailored to the audience as their reactions to the material can be gauged within the session.

Microlearning under the Microscope: How to Incorporate Microlearning into Online Training

Mindflash

Take learning to the next level by making the game social—learners can post scores, earn certificates, team up, and keep playing for deeper understanding. Or divide learners into subgroups and challenge them to create collaborative social quizzes to test each other. Micro-blogging through social networks like Yammer can extend the conversation and make learning real. Follow her on LinkedIn or Google

Enterprise Mobile Learning 2011 - Year in Review

mLearning Trends

Not only did we witness many IT organizations allowing non-BlackBerry devices like iOS and Android handsets onto their networks, several historical “BB only shops” moved to cut the venerable BlackBerry totally out of their long-term device strategies. After all, would you rather check your email, Twitter or Facebook on your smartphone using your device’s native email/twitter/FB app or launch your mobile web browser to stay connected? Private Social Networks Win Over Public.

Bob Little – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

Learnnovators: In this age where PR has greatly transformed with the power of social media networking, how significant is it still for organizations to rely on external professional PR services such as yours vis-à-vis building in-house PR capability to build brand and customer relationships? Bob: You’re right that social media has transformed the way that PR works – and it’s increased its effectiveness immeasurably, at least in the business-to-business sector.

Designing Blended Learning Is Easier Than You Think

Mindflash

The thought of combining multiple learning modalities, synchronous, and asynchronous learning methods could make one’s head spin. What about mobile learning, performance support, and enterprise social networks? For one, discussions could be held on an enterprise social network, like Yammer , instead of in a classroom. For everything else, host discussions by phone, in class (virtual or otherwise), or on an enterprise social network.

A Look Back at E-Learning in 2012

eLearning 24-7

I am quite amazed at the number of vendors who really have zero idea on what the terminology of online/offline synchronization. Synchronization has now been completed. Here is a list of LMS vendors who offer online/offline synchronization via a mobile device, although there are a few who offer this but only via a laptop/desktop). Social Learning. APIs of various social sites with Linkedin growing at a quick pace. Standards are Facebook and Twitter.

Growth Accelerates CellCast Solution Innovations

mLearning Trends

Advanced Mobile + Social Features. Not doubt about it, social content and informal learning are playing a larger role in enterprise education and the blended learning experience. blogs/microblogs/wikis) and external/public social networks and feeds the establishment of managed private networks (e.g., Twitter, Yammer, Jive, RSS feeds).

Can you engage introverts in social learning?

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

How does this relate to social learning? Can introverts engage in social learning? It could be that introverted professionals prefer to go through individual e-learning models and more extroverted professionals in social learning activities. Our aim is to find out what the difference is between both groups and how you can use this in your design of social learning processes. In other words introverts learn socially, but may like other types of learning activities.

The Digital(K): Friend or Foe?

Learning Wire

Often, direct interaction requires more work, and should be saved for instances where synchronous interaction is necessary. Often, we are faced with questions such as: Should I write an email or use Yammer? Should I use LinkedIn, send a tweet or call with Skype? Communication. From baby-boomers to millennials, everyone agrees that without this key component of our everyday lives, work productivity is diminished, if not non-existent.

Top 75 eLearning Posts - May 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

A Defense of the LMS (and a case for the future of Social Learning) - Social Enterprise Blog , May 12, 2010 For some time now, I’ve seen a growing negativity toward LMS solutions by a pretty wide group folks in our space. Not because they are wrong about social, but because they get so little right about LMS. Social Media in Learning , May 4, 2010 The Learning Management System has been with us for just 10 years or. Social media: It’s not about the technology! -

Top 68 eLearning Posts from April - Hot Topics iPad Google Buzz

eLearning Learning Posts

The following are the top items from featured sources based on social signals. Key Social Learning Roles - Daretoshare , April 4, 2010 Premise : Learning communities or networks thrive because its members possess certain skills and capabilities. Facebook has more than 400 million active users and 50% of those active users log in every day and 35 million of those users update their status daily. Facebook Press Room. What is social presence?

Guarding Against Primitive eLearning Programs

Vignettes Learning

I was reminded of the challenge in adding space for contemplation in eLearning when I listened to Pat Morrison, KPCC Public , and her May 3, 2011 interview with Sheryl Turkle (MIT Social Media Scientist) and Nicholas Carr (New York Times writer) on the topic “Technology and the Internet: can they change our brains and behavior?” With the integration of social media tools,eLearning further transforms the way learners learn, think, work and collaborate with peers.

Guarding Against Primitive eLearning Programs

Vignettes Learning

I was reminded of the challenge in adding space for contemplation in eLearning when I listened to Pat Morrison, KPCC Public , and her May 3, 2011 interview with Sheryl Turkle (MIT Social Media Scientist) and Nicholas Carr (New York Times writer) on the topic “Technology and the Internet: can they change our brains and behavior?” With the integration of social media tools,eLearning further transforms the way learners learn, think, work and collaborate with peers.

What Tools Should We Learn?

NuggetHead

Social Networking/Bookmarking This is not so much a tool as it is a cultural shift in how we communicate and share. One of the biggest discussions in the last couple of years is around informal learning or social learning. If you intend on being in this industry in the next five years, my guess is your company will either lead the way in social learning events, or you’ll be the one asked why your company is not participating yet. Join Facebook and LinkedIN groups.