Learning And Social Networks

Upside Learning

Google Plus is making waves among technology savvy social networkers. Unlike Facebook or Twitter where one accesses the ‘firehose’ of data that one subscribes to and is dependent on the Friends/Following, and where users mostly use features like groups/lists etc to sort out noise from the stream, Plus uses a different approach and lets users create ‘circles’ that allow them to separate streams. Social Learning Google Google Plus Social Network

Best Ways to Use Social Networks in eLearning

JoomlaLMS

Social media is playing an ever-increasingly important role in all of our lives. Each day, hundreds of thousands of us use Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and a whole host of other social networks. We use them to stay in touch with friends and colleagues, organize events, catch up with the news, follow our favourite brands and discover new things. Blog articles

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Social Networks

Clark Quinn

This week we looked at Social Networks. Here are some thoughts on this topic, especially thoughts around social networks for learning. Starting with Social Networking was a blessing and a curse. Social networks have a tendency to be a bit messy. Virginia Yonkers told us - I would like to know how to manage the information flows in social networks. How do we do this in the social network environment?

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. 2002) Smartmobs: The Next Social Revolution.

WARNING, social netWORK AHEAD

Learning Cafe

I’ve been reading with interest recent articles and blog posts proclaiming that social practices won’t work in the enterprise. Posts such as ‘ You ready to fail at social networking ’ and the excellent post from Jeevan Joshi ’4 reasons why employee social learning will fail at work ‘, have really made me think and reflect on the hype surrounding social business and more specifically the rise of social networks / communities within the work environment.

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.

Social Network = Social Class?

Kapp Notes

Anna Owens says "MySpace has one population, Facebook has another." 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? Almost 23 percent of Facebook users earn more than $100,000 a year, compared to slightly more than 16 percent of MySpace users. Almost 38 percent of LinkedIn users earn more than $100,000 a year.

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. However, the exponential growth of online platforms such as Facebook and Twitter has taken it to a whole new stratosphere. Everyone knows the stats … Facebook has more than 200 million active users, equivalent to being the 5th largest country in the world.

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. Twitter is a different story; described as micro-blogging, it’s more immediate, more a pointer. However, much like the Facebook opportunity, it’s a way to follow people who could be serving as mentors (even if they don’t know it!).Â

In What order do you favor the BIG 4 Social Networks, Twitter, Google+, Facebook and LinkedIn? Chime in

mLearning Revolution

In what order to you favor the Big 4 #SoMe Networks. Twitter = 1; Google+ = 2; Facebook = 3 and LinkeIn = 4. Today I’m having a little fun asking my friends on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Google+ to share in what order they favor the big four Social Networking sites out there. As you can see by my tweet at the top of this post, for me it’s Twitter first, Google+ second, Facebook third and LinkedIn last.

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.

The Web 3.0 Social Network

Learning with e's

I hope you enjoy it. :-) For many people the Social Web is simply far too complex to organise. Many of us have unwanted or unused Facebook, Myspace, Flickr or Bebo accounts 'out there' that we haven't visited or done anything with for a very long time. Some complain that they find it difficult to follow Twitter, update their LinkedIn site and carry on blogging, because there is just not enough time in the day. social networking, right here, right now.

Brief Intro to Social Networks

Experiencing eLearning

These are my notes from the Learn Trends: Networked and Social Learning online mini-conference. I wanted to actually participate in the chat and watch Twitter too, and I couldn’t juggle all of it at the same time. Intro to Social Networks. Social & Networked Learning combines psychology and technology. A lot of the networking and connecting has been going on with different structures for a long time, but it’s changing.

Now that’s spooky!

Technology Enhanced Learning Blog

The ads appear in search results on social media, and I know I’ve never used my phone or any connected service to search for it. I’m not connected to this person on either Twitter or LinkedIn.

Measurement & ROI for Social & Network Learning

Experiencing eLearning

These are my notes from the Learn Trends: Networked and Social Learning online mini-conference. I wanted to actually participate in the chat and watch Twitter too, and I couldn’t juggle all of it at the same time. Measurement & ROI for Social & Network Learning. How are you measuring social learning? Social & network learning really falls into the OTJ learning, not formal. This can be the social network.

What Universities Must Learn About Social Networks

Jay Cross

What Universities Must Learning About Social Networks. Increasingly, businesses are looking to more social approaches to employee learning and development. THE ISSUE IS NOT whether you are going to become a socially networked university but how soon. Businesses are being transformed into social businesses. Social business is the flavor of the day in the C-suites of the Fortune 500. Networks are the glue that connects us.

Learning from others through Enterprise Social Networks (ESN)

Matrix

Observational learning is a major component of Bandura’s social learning theory. Social learning through networks. Social learning occurs pretty much all the time these days. Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Skype, online encyclopedias and group discussion boards are just some of the more popular social media applications being employed today. The key to social learning networks is learning through collaboration with colleagues.

Social Networking 101

Web Tools for Learners

I am reposting here because many of my friends really want to use social networking to further their influence and personal development. People I talk to daily seem amazed at the social networking craze and have a genuine interest in getting started but don’t have a clue where to start. Facebook. Twitter. Tags: newbie social networks This is a summary of a previous post on the old blog (do old blogs ever die?).

Web 3.0 Social Network

Learning with e's

For many people the Social Web is simply far too complex to organise. Many of us have unwanted or unused Facebook, Myspace, Flickr or Bebo accounts 'out there' that we haven't visited or done anything with for a very long time. Some complain that they find it difficult to follow Twitter, update their LinkedIn site and carry on blogging, because there is just not enough time in the day. tool that will give you more time by doing your social networking for you.

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.

Social Networking: As Easy as Pie

ID Reflections

While we all know it is imperative today to network in order to keep up with the changing trends and shifting paradigms, to a new comer into the arena of social networking and the virtual world, the reality can hit hard. Then, there are subtle and not-so subtle differences between these options--some of the differences are inherent in the features of the networking tool and some have been superimposed by the users over a period of time.

Social Networking Annual Data - comScore

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

ComScore has released their data on Social Networking today and it's pretty incredible. Its LinkedIn and Facebook only for me. Okay.maybe I still Twitter a little bit Data can tell amazing stories. Just listen to Hans Rosling from the TED conference and you'll get what I mean. Facebook.com has increased 270% since June 2006. I knew the buzz was growing about it over the last year and so I tried it out. Now I'm hooked.

Facebook for e-Learning

eFront

News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 11/07/2010 Facebook for e-Learning Facebook objective is " to help you connect and share with the people in your life ". 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.

How I use social media professionally

Challenge to Learn

Recently a company ask me to to give them an introduction in the usage of social media, by explaining to them how I use it. I actively started using LinkedIn (my first social media site) in 2004. I started out very careful only connecting to people I knew really well, later I discovered that there is a value for looser a network as long as it is focused on a certain industry. This weekend I read an old but interesting post on LinkedIn strategies.

IT Manager's Guide to Social Networking - Free eBook

Take an e-Learning Break

Like it or not, your end users are probably using their computers and mobile devices to access social networking applications like Facebook and Twitter. While valuable tools for networking and keeping in touch, social networking sites can also expose your users to online malware.

Conversations

Technology Enhanced Learning Blog

At the moment I’m celebrating some, online, 10 th anniversaries – in October 2008 I started blogging , I joined LinkedIn in November 2008 and I joined Twitter in January 2009. When I started blogging and tweeting, and connecting on LinkedIn, I was all about the network and conversations. Now, ten years down the road, 901 blog posts and 50,000 tweets later, I realise that my use of these systems and the networks I’ve built there, are changing.

Social Networking, Informal Learning, Twitter, & Gaming

Big Dog, Little Dog

We are all very familiar with social networking platforms such as MySpace, Flikr, YouTube, Twitter, Bebo and Facebook. This is not so of a new generation of social networking technology, which is being used to provide software services under trading names such as Ning, CollectiveX, Sossoon, Hiitch, Huddle, Mzinga, British Telecom's Workspace (project management), Clearspace, and even Microsoft's Sharepoint. Why I Love Twitter - O'Reilly Radar.

Sharing

Technology Enhanced Learning Blog

I wanted to reflect a little on my own ‘sharing’ here, and try and split the sharing from social media, if possible. Twitter. I share my blog posts on Twitter so I can reach more people, and engage the wider field of learning technology. My Twitter activity involved my blog but also other aspects of my work, and sometimes home life too, but mainly my work. Twitter is my go-to place all day and pretty much everyday. LinkedIn. Facebook.

Twitter Digest for 2011-06-13

Jane Hart

It’s A Facebook World … Other Social Networks Just Live In It [link] via @ techcrunch #. Powered by Twitter Tools. Twitter twitterTweet. British road sign – warning: may be disconcerting to some (on Twitpic) [link] #. Here's Wikipedia's explanation of cat's eyes [link] #. The C4LPT Daily is out! link] ? Top stories today via @ some4trainers #.

Business applications of Twitter

E-Learning Provocateur

Earlier this week, I attended a Twitter Camp billed Twitter is not for dummies. I had the privilege of facilitating one of the breakout sessions, which focused on the business applications of Twitter. In a nutshell, I see the business applications of Twitter falling into three main categories: 1. Twitter is used by many as a loudspeaker to vent their displeasure at bad service. Suddenly Twitter comes into its own as an alternative communications medium.

Twitter Digest for 2011-05-21

Jane Hart

RT @ WebWorkerDaily : Enterprise Social Networking: Ensuring Bigwig Buy-In [link] #. Social Learning Community or Share&Learn – which is best for you? Social Learning Community and Share&Learn? Powered by Twitter Tools. Twitter twitterTweet. Find out here: [link] #. RT @ StratLearner : # FF @ C4LPT Jane Hart is simply the "Go To" person for informal learning trends, strategies, and news. <Wow <Wow thanks! #.

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. Twitter gets a bad rap. Twitter is a marketer’s dream.

Marketing Your Association to Millennials: Make it Social

Association eLearning

Years ago, while interning for a social media marketer, I was taught the value of social media to engage and attract business. Today social media marketing has changed from meme generation, to promoted posts and tweets, image ads, and pay-per-click (PPC) campaigns on big name social media sites. So here are the facts, if you want to market your association to millennials, make it social. Facebook. Twitter. LinkedIn. Share this on Facebook.

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

ID Reflections

Why am I writing about Twitter? Because it is a powerful social networking tool that is fast becoming a social learning tool. I think like all new applications/technology, Twitter will face its share of scepticism and rejection. Refer to the article on Twitter Quitters. All of this takes about two months of diligently pursuing twitter.

Social Media vs. Social Learning

Integrated Learnings

Most of us have Facebook accounts and collaborate with friends, family and colleagues through this media. We also use tools such as Twitter, LinkedIn and other social media. In a lot of cases, we are using internal corporate social media tools to collaborate. This has included reading some books, attending some webinars, and talking with other learning professionals about how they are making social media work in a learning environment. By Dean Hawkinson.

Lockdown – Ep.4 A New Hope

Technology Enhanced Learning Blog

I am connected with Coventry colleagues through email, MS Teams (chat, files, video calls), LinkedIn, Twitter, Sharepoint, etc. I’m staying ‘socially distanced’ from friends, colleagues, and family. I’ve avoided writing about the COVID-19 lockdown until now, purely as there have been so many excellent articles, reflections and general how-to posts that I didn’t want to distract from them with my own words.

"Social Networks that Matter: Twitter Under the Microscope" (Huberman & Romero)

Mark Oehlert

Abstract : " Scholars, advertisers and political activists see massive online social networks as a representation of social interactions that can be used to study the propagation of ideas, social bond dynamics and viral marketing, among others. But the linked structures of social networks do not reveal actual interactions among people. ties twitter