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

Face time

E-Learning Provocateur

To add voice to the conversation we can use teleconferencing or VoIP. My wife and I are studying Foundations of Business Strategy together. And by “studying”, I mean we are watching the videos – which are excellent, by the way.

How to evaluate social and informal learning

Jay Cross

Increasingly, learning is migrating from events (think “workshop&# ) to processes (think “social learning&# ). Social networks are inevitable in enterprise. Social networks are like telephones. Social network analysis lets us look at groups.

Top 100 Tools For Learning 2010 – C4LPT Survey

Upside Learning

Delicious – social bookmarking tool. Skype – instant messaging and VoIP call tool. Facebook – social networking site. Some observations: The top 10 is like a who’s who of social and informal learning tools. The complete list has a very strong bias towards social tools.

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Is the Future of Communications Social?

Rob Hubbard

Most realtime communications between our team (all of whom are based at different locations) are via Skype which we use for chat, VOIP conference calls and sending files to one another. Mobile collaborative, social communication is where it’s at. I increasingly view email in the same way I do physical post – quaint, idiosyncratic and evocative of a bygone era. Email just seems so clunky nowadays and so outdated. The level of spam email we all receive doesn’t help.

Guest Post: 5 Effective Ways of Maximizing Mobile Tech In Learning Pursuits

Kapp Notes

Email and VoIP. Plus, with Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) services like Skype and Google Hangouts, it is possible to make this venture more personal despite being totally virtual. Her other passions include playing tennis and social media, like Twitter and Google+.

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Keeping Up - April's Big Question

eLearning Cyclops

It is tough to stay on top of all the great stuff being offered out there, but the blogs and social media certainly help. Cloud Blogging Social Media Twitter Google e-Learning Cloud ComputingApril's Big Question from Learning Circuits is "How to Keep up?" This is in reference the immense and rapidly expanding technology tools. It is tough to stay on top of all the emerging tools. However, being involved in an e-learning community is a big help.

Evolving the E-Learning Experience for the 21st Century

eLearning 24-7

Boosts mobile learning value, social learning (P2P is a form of social media) and removes the browser issue for many businesses (i.e Text to Speech, Automatic Voice Recognition, Audio Social Learning. Tired of having to type to post comments in social learning solutions, what about on discussion boards or forums? Wishing there was a way to enhance your learning experience, with such products as augmented reality, virtual worlds or VOIP?


Learning Through Virtual Classrooms: A new-age workplace learning trend


Virtual classroom trainings have better completion rates as they offer opportunities of social interaction with peers and instructors as well as more opportunities of collaborative learning. The benefits of continuous training in the corporate world are many and agreed upon by all.

LMS vendors: R u hearing us?

eLearning 24-7

30% vendors offer at least one type of social media – from my latest LMS directory. Many made it nearly impossible to find their social media to follow, friend or check out their social bookmarks. Social Media & Social Learning – LMS Style. No social networking sites, no social bookmark sites, no app sharing sites, no video sharing, nothing. Social Media. social learning We live in a global marketplace. Global.

Online Training: How Big is Too Big?

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

If you did ask a student a question, would  Voice Over Internet Protocol (VOIP)  be reliable enough for two-way communication? " Jennie Ruby , our writing and grammar instructor, said that "Today's tools for online training enable us to create a social environment much like a live classroom, where students know that the instructor and the other students are expecting their participation.

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Second Summer 2012 Learning in 3D Class

Kapp Notes

Once a quarter the center holds a “meet the researcher” virtual social and the nurses can come back and engage with each of the researchers in their own private VoIP area, which is the area just in front of their poster.

The Value of Student-Directed Learning


If I have a question about using a particular social networking site, I need only ask my teenager for some quick advice. Many will also argue that home-schooled children will be socially challenged or awkward when kept from their peers during these formative years.

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Learning in 3D Class: Week 4

Kapp Notes

This week's class proved to be exciting as we got a guided tour of ProtoSphere from Erika of ProtonMedia , used the VOIP in Second Life and had a group challenge where teams of students (dressed as fire fighters) cleaned up make believe chemical spills in teams of 4 or 5.

Top Nine Web Conferencing Vendors for 2015 Plus Trends

eLearning 24-7

I would add that to me, social media extensions shouldn’t be listed within this area – but yeah, I have seen Facebook and LinkedIn plugged in (with LinkedIn tied to your connections). Social Media – From pushing out notifications to enabling people to register via social media – it is on the upswing – most common – Facebook, Twitter. VOIP is usually free – that is why people have it. I know what you are thinking.

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2009 Top Ten Tools for Learning Professionals


I have lots of colleagues in the UK and Australia; this lets me talk to them via text or VOIP for free. For those who believe it’s just self-centered updates, see some of the social learning experiments going on. SLQOTD”, for instance, asks one social learning question of the day, to which anyone can respond. WizIQ : FREE virtual classroom tool with good VOIP, some features to rival the big vendors.

Top 10 eLearning Predictions for 2010

Tony Karrer

They say its about: 5 Trends Converging (3G + Social Networking + Video + VoIP + Impressive Mobile Devices) The growth of mobile devices has been amazing. Add to this VOIP/Skype, 3G and what’s happening with video on demand. They didn’t really use the language of social learning.

E-Learning Innovative Products – They are Out There

eLearning 24-7

Innovators and Risk Takers – emerging technology integrated, new ideas, pushing the envelope in what is possible in e-learning/social learning/m-learning, coming up with something that has never been done before – risk takers. You do not want to switch, but your current LMS, doesn’t have the social learning or any social learning features I need or want. Collaborate – Social Q/A at the end of the day. I love innovation.

Part 3 of Interview with Virtual Worlds 3D Pioneer Randy Hinrichs

Kapp Notes

As the Internet continues to evolve as a social network and a 3D space, the adoption changes, and the obstacles go down, because people demand them to. When we use the Internet to interact, even in something as mundane as a VoIP concall, it is pretty much the same thing. Interact socially with other avatars, attend events, participate in a purchase, take a class. Here is part three of my interview with Randy Hinrich. It was a great interview and invaluable insights.

Web Conferencing 201

eLearning 24-7

If the presenter is using VOIP, then audio is recorded during the presentation, because the audio is coming through the computer’s speakers. Most systems do not record the audio from attendees, even if they are using VOIP, but some do. So, people could download the audio version – off you and your attendees, but in order to do this, you had to be on the phone too – and not using VOIP. This is the 2nd part of the web conferencing post, web conferencing 101.

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Key points in keeping customers happy with online sales


Depending on the customer, a variety of communication channels can be used: telephone (including VoIP services such as Skype), email, web conferences, social media etc.

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The Best eLearning Tools You Need Now


LinkedIn is the leading social network for professionals. Twitter is a social network built around conversations. You can also use Slack to share files and make free VoIP calls. An eLearning professional is only as good as their best eLearning tools.

Top 7 topics at this year's ALT-C

Learning with e's

Social Software 25 VLEs 24 Blogs 20 Mobile learning 19 Social networking 18 Wikis 16 No surprises really. There are also a number of other papers dealing with accessibility, e-assessment, student perceptions, and various learning applications use such as VOIP, videoconferencing 3-D virtual worlds, podcasting, mini-games, e-portfolios, and of course ‘learning objects’ (whatever they are…) Even GPS and Interactive Whiteboards have a small presence.


25 eLearning Tools You Need Now


In winter, instructors could create weather recipes to notify learners via social media that a class has been canceled or postponed. What it does: LinkedIn is the leading social network for professionals. What it does: Twitter is a social network built around conversations.

10 Tips for Successful Webinars

360 Training

Prior to the event, work with a friend or colleague and try out equipment to see which of your options sounds best, from a land line telephone to computer software with voice over IP (VoIP). Turn off email, IM, and social alerts. Instructors, lecturers, and subject matter experts: Get your next webinar off to a great start by following these quick rules—and by using 360training’s free webinar tools ! Do a system check prior to the event.

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Q&A from Blog Readers on E-Learning

eLearning 24-7

Especially when it comes in the form of questions from readers of the blog and various followers on my social media channels. via VOIP, mobile, telephone, etc. Some have ads, which can be a downer for some folks, others require the person to either use VOIP or call in with a non toll free number. . There is nothing like interaction. I have done a segment like this in the past and it was very popular. So, back for another installment.

Top Picks for 2016 – E-Learning

eLearning 24-7

Includes VOIP that I find crystal clear. Social Sharing on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter. After a whirlwind week that for many of us has left an indelible mark of uneasiness and concern, we all need a little good cheer. Sure we could ask Santa to make a special emergency delivery.

Making Sense Of The iPad For Online Learning

The eLearning Coach

Text chat is an obvious use and VoIP services should work. Social Media. Because the iPad can connect through Wi-Fi and 3G (depending on the model) and has a screen size that makes text legible, it’s ideal for mobile social media activities.

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Definition: Massively Multi-learner Online Learning Environment (MMOLE)

Kapp Notes

Communications tools such as Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) and/or text-based chats. Large communities of learners, or social networks. Tools to allow social learning and networking within the environment such as a learner profile, learner generated blogs and learner created wikis. Social Interaction: The environment allows learners to exchange information and ideas with each other through voice and text chats.

Why we need both live and self-paced communication

Clive on Learning

Asynchronously there’s been similar progress, with email, forums and newsgroups; the World Wide Web; social networking using blogs, wikis and podcasts; as well as the ability to send simple text messages to each other using our mobile phones.

E-Learning 101

eLearning 24-7

Genres (Mobile learning, Social learning, Game based learning, Virtual Worlds). Web conferencing (some folks call them virtual classrooms – because in order to achieve the VC, you have to be online communicating with one another via text chat, VOIP with/without video) – another spin term is “web meeting” Assessment tools (Online proctoring can be placed into this category). Social Learning. This post is dedicated to my father, Frank J.


Great FREE Software Downloads

The eLearning Coach

It’s a way to broadcast and get updates with AIM buddies from all your social media. VOICE OVER INTERNET (VOIP). I don’t mean to sound dated, but sometimes I use the type of software that installs on my hard drive rather than an online application.

25 eLearning tools you need to have


In winter, instructors could create weather recipes to notify learners via social media that a class has been cancelled or postponed. Why it’s great for eLearning: eLearning professionals are extremely active on social media, with new stories published all the time.

The Ultimate Glossary of eLearning Terms


Social Learning. According to Albert Bandura’s social learning theory , the process of learning is affected by the environment we learn in, and interactions we have. The term Social learning relates to the use of technologies and strategies that facilitate this “modeling”.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Meeting Face to Face

Learning Visions

The bonus of so many of the social media tools we use is that our pictures are attached. There are many VoIP tools that allow sending video as well as audio. Creating Social Presence in Online Classroom (ID.

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