Using Social Networking in Education

LearnDash

Most people would probably assume that today social networking and education are now pretty interrelated. Social networking platforms are part of mainstream culture. How Schools Use Social Networking. Creating and maintaining Wikis.

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

Social Learning

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.

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Wikis and Learning – 60 Resources

Tony Karrer

I’m involved in several discussions around how to use Wikis as part of learning solutions. So, of course, I went to eLearning Learning and I looked at Wiki , Collaborative Learning with Wikis , Wikis and eLearning 2.0 , Wikis Corporate eLearning , Social Learning with Wikis , Wiki Security and a few others. Here’s some of what I found: Why a Wiki?

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Introducing the Social Intranet Index

E-Learning Provocateur

There’s a lot of talk about social intranets these days. But what exactly is a social intranet…? You see, a “social intranet” is simply an intranet with social media elements that allow the users to interact with the content and with each other.

Questioning social media

Clive on Learning

The recent arrival of a new social network in the form of Google+ has given cause for reflection from some long-serving social media users and advocates. Cammy Bean describes how she has been Taking a TechFast to relieve her symptoms of SoMeFat (social media fatigue), which has been "heightened now with the additional disorder of Multiple Social Network Disorder (Facebook, Twitter, and now Google+ to keep up with!)." social networking social medi

Really Cool "3-Minute e-Learning" on Social Networking - Wiki, Social Networking, Social Bookmarking, RSS

Vignettes Learning

The topics on Social Networking and Learning 2.0 Tony Karrer spotted Commoncraft's interesting presentations. I find the snippets from Commoncraft very illustrative of the "3-Minute e-Learning" application points. They are short and wacky but effective.

Wikis, Blogs and Social Networks Presentation Materials

Kapp Notes

Here are the handouts and the slides for the presentation that I did on Wikis, Blogs and Social Networks. It was a fun, hands on presentation where many of the attendees had a chance to create a blog and a wiki.

How to revamp your learning model

E-Learning Provocateur

Core component #1: Wiki. The primary component of my ILE is a comprehensive wiki. A wiki enables the organisation to centralise that collateral, whether directly (by inputting it) or indirectly (by linking to where it exists elsewhere), thereby functioning as the first port of call.

Social Learning Has Its Place…And Informal Learning Does Too.

Social Learning

Two weeks ago Jane Hart wrote an article titled, Social Learning: to be or not to be? , in which Jane expresses her dislike of the term Social Learning (big S, big L). That being said, I believe Jane’s first misstep occurs when she uses the term Social Learning (big S, big L).

The survival of higher education (2): Changing times

Learning with e's

or the ‘social web’. and provide some examples of current pedagogical practice using the Social Web. It is a complex network of dynamic resources that we all acknowledge is constantly changing to adapt to the growing demand for entertainment, communication and access to knowledge.

Seven Technology-Enabled Tools that Empower the Modern Corporate Trainer

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Social Networking Sites. There are many popular social networking sites available which provide an opportunity for learners and trainers to connect and learn together. It encourages learners to speak out more and share their views in the social space.

Introduction to Wikis, Blogs, Social Bookmarking, Social Networking and RSS

Tony Karrer

Social Bookmarking Social Networking Wikis RSSAs background for an upcoming presentation, I wanted to create a page that provides background resources that explain various eLearning 2.0 tools. I immediately thought of the Common Craft videos. I've embedded them below.

Four roles for social media in workplace learning

Clive on Learning

I write this as I travel to Birmingham to participate in a panel discussion with Nick Shackleton-Jones and Robin Hoyle on the role of social media in learning. There is no question whatsoever that social media is transforming our personal and business lives. Whether or not l&d professionals or senior managers embrace social media doesn't really matter in the long run, because there is no turning back, only futile resistance. Tags: social networking

Wiki Owner

Tony Karrer

Stewart Mader points us to Sarah Denman's look at the four groups most likely to be involved in a wiki or other enterprise 2.0 From Masie's recent social learning survey it appears that there is a lot of adoption by learning professionals. Why are we not seen as a player when it comes to Wiki or Enterprise 2.0 implementations. The list is: IT HR - and no it doesn't include learning or training - it's more the compliance side of HR.

#40years of educational technology: Social media

Learning with e's

By 2006 several social networking sites were enjoying surges in popularity, including MySpace, Bebo and of course, Facebook. Social media lend themselves naturally to support learning through discussions, collaboration and sharing.

Social Learning, Collaboration, and Team Identity

Skilful Minds

Its focus was on the importance of social software applications in the Enterprise to the ability of distributed project team members to recognize who is on their team at any point in time, and who isn't. Learning Experience Social Networks Web 2.0 social business design awareness Dachis Group distributed work empathy Internet Time Alliance shared experience social learning team identity twitter wiki

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TCC08: Creating and Teaching a College-Level Undergraduate Course in Social Networking

Experiencing eLearning

Developed a course on social networking for business. Will teach with blogs and a wiki. Use online library databases to research social networking. Provided a bunch of stats on social networking usage–I’m not taking notes on all that). Many businesses consider time on social networking sites wasted, but not all. Wachovia is testing social networking for sharing information and developing community within the community.

The survival of higher education (3): The Social Web

Learning with e's

Below are four reasons why the Social Web and associated media are changing higher education. Firstly.the Social Web connects people together At Plymouth University, we very quickly began to explore the ways Social Web tools could support our students.

My History of Live Blogged Notes

Experiencing eLearning

Social Networking, the “Third Place,” and the Evolution of Communication. Wikis for Improving Productivity. Wikis and Blogs and Tags: Oh Why? Social Bookmarking to Support Professional Practice. Wikis & Emerging Web 2.0

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I want to facilitate online discussions but how do I choose the right platform?

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

The book Digital habitats of Etienne Wenger, Nancy White and John Smith has been an input, as well as the blogpost by Christian Kreutz: a starter for development organisations engaging in online networks. Opening a group on an existing social network sites such as Facebook or LinkedIn.

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.

Wiki rebus

Learning with e's

It involved them going off in pairs and researching the psychology of the internet, as represented in a number of activities including blogging, using social networks, and effects such as the reduction of social cues, respellings through txting or 'rebus', and the nature of online relationships.

efront LMS integration with Facebook

eFront

Lately we’ve been talking a lot about using Facebook as a learning platform. Social is integral to learning in the workforce today – and learning platforms need to be able to support formal and informal, personalized and social learning. Facebook Integration.

Social media extremism

E-Learning Provocateur

For example, some of them have been blogging and tweeting about the role of social media in driving the pro-democracy protests in Egypt. Good centuries-old social networking. Put it this way: learning would still happen in the workplace if social media did not exist.

Listing of Business and Enterprise 2.0 Social Networking

Vignettes Learning

Listing of Business and Enterprise 2.0

The Power of Your Network | Social Learning Blog

Social Learning

Networking comes naturally for some people, but not-so-much for others. Why is networking so important anyway? From a personal perspective, networking builds new relationships through which you can share information, answer questions, and make new connections.

Measurement & ROI for Social & Network Learning

Experiencing eLearning

These are my notes from the Learn Trends: Networked and Social Learning online mini-conference. Measurement & ROI for Social & Network Learning. How are you measuring social learning? Social & network learning really falls into the OTJ learning, not formal. In chat, vivien disagreed: “I don’t agree that social learning is always downstream of training intervention&#. This can be the social network.

Increasing Use Of Employee Training Software With The Spread Of Digitization

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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. Today, business is changing faster than ever.

A marriage made in Heaven?

Learning with e's

Below is the title and abstract of my keynote: Combining Mobile Tools and Social Media: A Marriage Made in Heaven? Tools such as blogs, wikis, podcasts and social networking sites are flourishing, and boasting huge numbers of adherents.

Wikis at Work

Tony Karrer

Found via Big Dog Little Dog - It's information collaboration - discusses the use of Wikis within organizations. Some of the points it makes: Gartner predicts that by 2009 half of companies worldwide will be using wikis Examples of use Acronyms and industry terminology, best sales practices, case studies, client information, meeting minutes.

How to Blend Education and Social Technologies

LearnDash

One thing is certain, social networks are here and will not be going anywhere anytime soon. Not a day goes by that we don’t hear a company beg us to “like” them on Facebook, and now educational institutions are very much jumping on board the social train – and with good reason!

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

Social Learning

Where Facebook and LinkedIn serve mainly as social dashboards for our personal and professional networks, respectively, I see Twitter as a customized information portal. The point is, Tweet Deck gives me a completely customizable, real-time social learning feed.

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. tools (their environment in particular had blogs, feeds, wikis, discussion boards, portals, and profiles), and to talk about some case studies of successes. Each of these can be accomplished well through social networking tools.

Using Wikis to Stop Brain Drain

Social Learning

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Using Wikis to Stop Brain Drain by Jolene on February 23, 2010 in Wikis In his December Training Magazine article Training in a Web 2.0 My experience is that when implemented and administered effectively, wikis can essentially serve as an institutional knowledge reservoir and stop the brain drain, or at least slow it to a trickle.