LinkedIn Guide for Knowledge Workers

Tony Karrer

I do a lot of presentations where one of the topics is how to use LinkedIn more effectively as part of your knowledge work. In most cases, I will ask for a show of hands: How many of you have a LinkedIn Account? How many of you actively use LinkedIn? How many of you get really high value from LinkedIn? - Now down to 2-5% I am continually surprised by this result ( Getting Value from LinkedIn ). I can't remember how I could get things done without LinkedIn.

Getting More Value from Your Social Media

Kevin Wheeler

Home About Future of Talent Subscribe Over the Seas Thoughts on Recruiting, Learning and Other Things as I Ramble around the World Getting More Value from Your Social Media by Kevin Wheeler on November 24, 2010 Platforms such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and a variety of proprietary platforms are becoming core to successful recruiting, learning, relationship building, and marketing. To assume that everyone is connected, has a Facebook profile and uses LinkedIn is flawed.

Trending Sources

Pre-network with LinkedIn

Tony Karrer

I have to make sure that I get at least as much value from that 3-4 hours as I would from spending the same time using LinkedIn for Networking – and that's tough competition. I choose people with names that are a bit more unique so that it will be more likely to find them on LinkedIn.

Sense-making with PKM

Harold Jarche

Web tools to help us go public include micro-blogging; blogs and podcasts. Micro-blogging. Blogging. LinkedIn. My annotated bookmarks and my blog are the first places I search when I have an article or report to write.

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LearnTrends 2009 – Free Online Conference

Tony Karrer

George Siemens , Jay Cross and Tony Karrer are pleased to announce our third annual free online conference: LearnTrends 2009 The Corporate Learning Trends and Innovations Conference November 17-19, 2009 | Online | Free The theme/focus this year is on Convergence in Workplace Learning.

2009 Top Posts and Topics

Tony Karrer

It’s interesting at the end of the year to go back through blog posts to see what my Best of 2009 is. I’ll also do a post similar to my post last year 2008 2009 that will look at my 12 eLearning Predictions for 2009. But for now, let me just focus on my Best of 2009. Discussion Forums for Knowledge Sharing at Capital City Bank eLearning Portal Integration Data Driven Notable Topics for 2009 Work Skills and Knowledge Work Work Skills Keeping Up?

Where’s your data?

Harold Jarche

I wrote about the importance of owning your data for blogging a while back and last week’s Twitter crash coupled with the demise of an URL shortener only reinforce that in my mind. LinkedIn: contact information copied to Hard Drive.

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Learned about Learning in 2009

Tony Karrer

And as part of this, I’ve been taking advantage of: 2009 Predictions How Did I Do? 2009 Top Posts and Topics , Top 125 Workplace eLearning Posts of 2009 and just running through my blog posts for the year. 2009 has continued that effort. And many of my 2009 Top Posts and Topics are related to exactly this. However, during 2009, I had a bit of an aha moment. If you think about it, Twitter, Blog Comments, etc.

Hot List - April 1, 2009 to April 11, 2009

Tony Karrer

Top 100 eLearning Items - eLearning Technology , April 7, 2009 Interesting that my own post got the top spot. My top ten tips for getting started with eLearning: - Ignatia Webs , April 6, 2009 It ain’t always easy to dive into eLearning. Building Better Learning Games - Learning Visions , April 9, 2009 Interested in building casual games for your learners? Don't Waste Your Time , April 1, 2009 This has been brewing for some time now. This is her blog.

eLearning Portal Integration

Tony Karrer

LinkedIn: SumTotal's LinkedIn API integration will allow employees to maintain their Portable Career Profile in LinkedIn, and then make this information available through SumTotal's ResultsOnDemand Performance application. Subscribe to the Best of eLearning Learning for updates from this blog and other eLearning blogs I've had a similar discussion several times over the past few months.

Selling Learning Communities – Not Everyone Will or Wants a Group Hug

Tony Karrer

Jack Merklein from Xerox Global Services did a really great presentation at LearnTrends 2009 entitled - Common tools for Diverse Communities at Xerox Global Services. You can find the LearnTrends 2009 Recording including Jack’s presentation.

Social Software Adoption

Tony Karrer

Dion Hinchcliffe declared 2009 - The year of the shift to Enterprise 2.0. The most popular technologies used are instant messaging (74%), wikis and team workspaces (67%), and blogs (51%). A prime example are blogs.

Social Net-Work-Life Balance

Dan Pontefract

Seeing as it’s been almost 3 years since I’ve been with the likes of Facebook , LinkedIn and Twitter (at various entry dates) I thought it would be interesting to analyze my own personal / professional network to understand if any trends might be occurring.

New Technology Supporting Informal Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The core purpose of Drupal is to facilitate the creation and management of communities online (Drupal, 2009), including communities of practice of the sort that typify such cases as Company Command. Many other systems provide similar functionality (CMSWire, 2009), and in learning, the learning management system (LMS) provides the wider conversational context for in-person or online learning episodes. 2009). 2009). 2009). 2009). 2009, January 6).

Online Coaching

Tony Karrer

What I said at that time still holds that most often I find myself using: LinkedIn Various learning communities My Blog Twitter And the question I'm asking is always of the form: Here's what I know, but I'm trying to find out X, how should I go after that? Most of my online coaching seeking activity you don't see because it's one-to-one via LinkedIn. Catherine Lombardozzi recent post Coaching informal learning sparked something for me around online coaching opportunities.

What Makes a Social Network Valuable?

Kevin Wheeler

by Kevin Wheeler on July 23, 2009 Is your social network valuable simply because of the number of people you have in it? I have over 10 million first, second and third degree connections in LinkedIn and I get almost no value from that network, per se. Home About Future of Talent Subscribe Over the Seas Thoughts on Recruiting, Learning and Other Things as I Ramble around the World What Makes a Social Network Valuable?

I Know It When I See It : Andrew McAfee’s Blog

Andy McAfee

Andrew McAfee’s Blog The Business Impact of IT Home About RSS I Know It When I See It January 27 2009 Comments to this post More and more often these days I get asked “Does [offering X] from [vendor Y] qualify as an Enterprise 2.0 Smaller companies and startups often say that the established vendors “just don’t get it&# and that the new features they’ve incorporated – blogs, wikis, discussion forums, tags, etc. Excellent blog post Prof.

Augmented Reality for Learning

Tony Karrer

I’m not and I gave him the standard advice about looking through LinkedIn Guide for Knowledge Workers , LinkedIn for Finding Expertise , and Searching for Expertise - LinkedIn Answers. Probably I need to update my posts because there have to be lots of people who would be involved in training and augmented reality found via LinkedIn. Subscribe to the Best of eLearning Learning for updates from this blog and other eLearning blogs

Twitter VLE Conversation - Best of eLearning Last Week

Tony Karrer

is up - Adventures in Corporate Education , April 18, 2009 European training survey shows HR and training holding back change - Clive on Learning , April 22, 2009 Social Learning Designer - eLearning Technology , April 22, 2009 Overcoming Top 10 Objections to Social Learning - Social Enterprise Blog , April 24, 2009 Love The Conversation - Blogger in Middle-earth , April 17, 2009 Learning With A Webcam - Blogger in Middle-earth , April 22, 2009 Who Needs to Be on Your 3D Development Team?

Non-Research Citations in the Siemens Research Study

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

There are many non-research articles cites, with a particular preference toward foundations, consultants, a few blogs and news and magazine articles. 2009). LinkedIn endorsements turn you into the product. ELearnSpace Blog. LinkedIn’s Endorsements Have Become Meaningless. Defending himself against my criticism of his recently released research study on distance and online learning, George Siemens tweets: Au contraire mon frère.

Social Grid Follow-up

Tony Karrer

Twitter as Personal Work and Learning Tool My LinkedIn Open Connection Approach - Treating LinkedIn like a massive, virtual cocktail party. I believe tap is the keyword flaviofusuma : @ tonykarrer Forums , Email , Linkedin. Blogging. Linkedin.

Personal in Personal Knowledge Management

Tony Karrer

Great dialog between Harold Jarche and Stephen Downes around Harold's PKM process … Stephen Downes wrote in response: … what does the concept of a ‘method’ here imply? That there is a ‘best’ way to manage knowledge an information? Isn’t that what we’ve learned there isn’t ?

My Old Online Facilitation Workshop Materials | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Tim Bonnemann on 30 Dec 2009 at 10:33 am This is great! Alan # LaDonna on 30 Dec 2009 at 10:51 am Thank you Nancy – you’ve inspired me to learn deeper into facilitation and especially online facilitation for quite some time. Leigh on 31 Dec 2009 at 4:29 pm Cool.

My Old Online Facilitation Workshop Materials | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Tim Bonnemann on 30 Dec 2009 at 10:33 am This is great! Alan # LaDonna on 30 Dec 2009 at 10:51 am Thank you Nancy – you’ve inspired me to learn deeper into facilitation and especially online facilitation for quite some time. Leigh on 31 Dec 2009 at 4:29 pm Cool.

My Old Online Facilitation Workshop Materials | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Tim Bonnemann on 30 Dec 2009 at 10:33 am This is great! Alan # LaDonna on 30 Dec 2009 at 10:51 am Thank you Nancy – you’ve inspired me to learn deeper into facilitation and especially online facilitation for quite some time. Leigh on 31 Dec 2009 at 4:29 pm Cool.

My Old Online Facilitation Workshop Materials | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Tim Bonnemann on 30 Dec 2009 at 10:33 am This is great! Alan # LaDonna on 30 Dec 2009 at 10:51 am Thank you Nancy – you’ve inspired me to learn deeper into facilitation and especially online facilitation for quite some time. Leigh on 31 Dec 2009 at 4:29 pm Cool.

My Old Online Facilitation Workshop Materials | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Tim Bonnemann on 30 Dec 2009 at 10:33 am This is great! Alan # LaDonna on 30 Dec 2009 at 10:51 am Thank you Nancy – you’ve inspired me to learn deeper into facilitation and especially online facilitation for quite some time. Leigh on 31 Dec 2009 at 4:29 pm Cool.

My Old Online Facilitation Workshop Materials | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Tim Bonnemann on 30 Dec 2009 at 10:33 am This is great! Alan # LaDonna on 30 Dec 2009 at 10:51 am Thank you Nancy – you’ve inspired me to learn deeper into facilitation and especially online facilitation for quite some time. Leigh on 31 Dec 2009 at 4:29 pm Cool.

My Old Online Facilitation Workshop Materials | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Tim Bonnemann on 30 Dec 2009 at 10:33 am This is great! Alan # LaDonna on 30 Dec 2009 at 10:51 am Thank you Nancy – you’ve inspired me to learn deeper into facilitation and especially online facilitation for quite some time. Leigh on 31 Dec 2009 at 4:29 pm Cool.

My Old Online Facilitation Workshop Materials | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Tim Bonnemann on 30 Dec 2009 at 10:33 am This is great! Alan # LaDonna on 30 Dec 2009 at 10:51 am Thank you Nancy – you’ve inspired me to learn deeper into facilitation and especially online facilitation for quite some time. Leigh on 31 Dec 2009 at 4:29 pm Cool.

SharePoint Fear and Loathing by Learning Professionals

Tony Karrer

I was surprised by the fear and loathing expressed around SharePoint yesterday at LearnTrends 2009. In fact, towards that end, I would appreciate you connecting with me ( email , LinkedIn ) if: You work in an organization that is using SharePoint and might be interested in sharing how you are using it. Subscribe to the Best of eLearning Learning for updates from this blog and other eLearning blogs

Social Experience

Tony Karrer

Pictures and Connection I need to do a full post on this, but I receive quite a few LinkedIn Connection requests - My LinkedIn Open Connection Approach – and it's surprising how often I will get them from people who briefly met me somewhere and they don't have a picture on their profile.

What Makes a Social Network Valuable? | Over the Seas

Kevin Wheeler

by Kevin Wheeler on July 23, 2009 Is your social network valuable simply because of the number of people you have in it? I have over 10 million first, second and third degree connections in LinkedIn and I get almost no value from that network, per se. Home About Future of Talent Subscribe Over the Seas Thoughts on Recruiting, Learning and Other Things as I Ramble around the World What Makes a Social Network Valuable?

Networks and Communities

Tony Karrer

Even if you are a member of LinkedIn, you may not have links to people in the right fields. I try to get people into my networks when I meet them (for example connect on LinkedIn). I spent a good chunk of time my first month reaching out (mostly through LinkedIn) to make connections with people who had lots of related experience to get thoughts and ideas around particular issues that we might face - and found a lot more issues that I hadn't considered.

Egoboo integration

Jay Cross

Google blog search “Jay Cross&#. Linkedin /jaycross. Egoboo is a colloquial expression for the pleasure received from public recognition of voluntary work. Of course, first you’ve got to find where you are being recognized.

Expert Level Answers via Social Networks

Tony Karrer

I regularly use LinkedIn for Finding Expertise and Searching for Expertise - LinkedIn Answers. Side note: Are you reading this and not currently linked to me on LinkedIn – please read: My LinkedIn Connection Approach. And certainly, you can't just talk to one person or read one blog post and assume you have an answer to anything. I've been really enjoying the discussion around Does Deliberative Practice Lead to Quick Proficiency?

The social media I use

Nancy White

Chrome - because I can… Blogging. I hosted my own blog and had mountains of FTP problems, and from the forums, I was not alone. where I subscribe to and read blogs. Feedburner - to help manage the feeds FROM my blog.

Workplace Productivity

Tony Karrer

See Tom Davenport and Blogging - He is Wrong! for some more details, but basically in his book Thinking for a Living, Tom Davenport tells us: Perhaps the biggest problem for blogging is the time it takes to read and write blogs. In his blog (I guess he doesn't care about his own loss of productivity) he tells us (details in Getting Value from LinkedIn ) - I’ve been on LinkedIn for several years.

Harold Jarche » Blogs are not a “substitute”

Harold Jarche

Perhaps private philanthropists will step in and finance not-for-profit journalistic centres, where investigative and foreign reporting can be invested in and disseminated by blogs and online sites. bricks and mortar classrooms or educational blogs?

Blogger Outreach

Tony Karrer

I'm not sure when this started happening to me, but I look at things like: Do you have a blog? Is it a marketing only blog? Or an interesting blog? Are you a thoughtful person with some interesting discussions on your blog? Do you have a LinkedIn profile? I get so much value from my blog relationships and social network relationships. Corollaries: Blog before you do blogger outreach. Read the blog first 3.