Introduction to Social Networking

Harold Jarche

Introduction to Social Networking. Online social networks facilitate connections between people based on shared interests, values, membership in particular groups (i.e., They make it easier for people to find and communicate with individuals who are in their networks using the Web as the interface. Note you can learn more about the concept of ego-centric vs object-centric networks here ). It is also the network of choice for most professionals.

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?

Google+ may miss the big opportunity: spanning internal and external social networks

Ross Dawson

As many others have expressed, it is very frustrating to be delayed several months into the hottest new social space because we are more dedicated Google users than others. Individuals build social networks around their Profiles, and companies, brands, media etc.

LinkedIn removes reply before accepting invitations, accelerating the devaluation of connections

Ross Dawson

In 2011 I wrote about The continuing devaluation of LinkedIn connections. Commenters on my post as well as LinkedIn’s local PR company let me know that you could in fact do that. I and many others get deluged with LinkedIn requests.

Reflections from 2011 – Focused and Purposeful Social Networking

Luis Suarez

I mean, we have only been having social software tools for merely 15 years and we are already starting to hate them, as end-users? Yes, the main purpose, if you want to call it that way, for social software, still today: connecting people to people and connecting people to content.

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Social Networks and Urbanization

John Hagel

The article provides an interesting overview of social network sites and the various roles they tend to serve, especially for kids. Here’s an early typology of social network sites that I sketched out after reading the article.

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Social Networks and Urbanization

John Hagel

The article provides an interesting overview of social network sites and the various roles they tend to serve, especially for kids. Here’s an early typology of social network sites that I sketched out after reading the article.

Employee Access to Social Media in the Workplace Decreases

Dan Pontefract

You might find it odd for a law firm, but they’re really interested in social media too. The firm recently published the third version of its “Social Media in the Workplace Global Study” The first survey and research report was based on results from 2011.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): "Object-Centered Sociality" or What is Really at the Heart of Social Networks

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « "A Technology Flip Test: Introducing Channels in a World of Platforms" (Andrew McAfee) | Main | The Pentagon Channel - Embracing Video Big Time » September 01, 2007 "Object-Centered Sociality" or What is Really at the Heart of Social Networks I couldve sworn I had posted about this before but I cant find it.but talk about old.the spur for this post is from 2005!

Using social media to track and drive organizational success metrics

Ross Dawson

This week I was MC for the AHRI HR Technology conference , and ran one of the workshops on the following day, on Creating Results Using Social Media. A real highlight of the conference was the Social Media: Risks and Rewards panel, which I chaired, with the participation of a fantastic cast of Peter Williams of Deloitte, Steve Barham of LinkedIn, Laurel Papworth of The Community Crew, and Sam Mutimer of ThinkTank Media. Get going with social media.

Learning in 2024 #LRN2024

Clark Quinn

While I couldn’t participate in the twitter chat they held, I optimistically weighed in: “learning in 2024 will look like individualized personal mentoring via augmented reality, AI, and the network” However, I thought I would elaborate in line with a series of followup posts leveraging the #lrn2024 hashtag. And I reckon most learners have begun to use technology in their own ways to get answers, whether via the Google, or social networks like FaceBook and LinkedIn.

professional learner’s toolkit

Harold Jarche

Jane Hart describes a Modern Professional Learner’s Toolkit as having several components: resources, networks, devices, etc. On Chrome I have no extensions, and only use it to access LinkedIn and Google services, which I know track me.

Learning is Connecting

Harold Jarche

Learning is happening on every social media platform. For example, there are how-to videos on YouTube, learning-oriented chats on Twitter, study groups on Facebook, and professional communities on LinkedIn. Here are last year’s top 10 : Twitter: Social network and micro-blogging site.

the agile sensemaking model

Harold Jarche

But I, and many others, have thousands of connections on social media platforms like LinkedIn. Learning is the great opportunity in organizational design today. But to do this kind of work we need organizations designed around agile sensemaking.

What’s Your Learning Tool Stack?

Clark Quinn

And lately, I’ve been hearing the question about “what’s your <x> stack” [x|x=’design’, ‘development’, …]. Here we (should) see organization wide Enterprise Social Networks like Jive and Yammer, etc.

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soft skills are human skills

Harold Jarche

First of all, work in networks requires different skills than in controlled hierarchies. It is in networks where most of us, and our children, will be working for the foreseeable future. A foundational behaviour for effectively working in networks is cooperation. Design Mindset.

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Networked: Harvard Magazine

George Siemens

The last decade has seen an explosion in interest in networks. Some fields – such as sociology – have been grappling with network phenomenon for decades. Others, like mathematics, have been grappling with network attributes for centuries. But, starting in the late 1990’s, networks moved from being the exclusive domain of researchers to being a common phenomenon that we all experience on a daily basis.

21st Century L&D Skills

Charles Jennings

I was recently involved in a discussion about 21st Century learning skills in one of the LinkedIn Groups. This was due to the fact that the role was almost entirely focused on designing, developing and delivering training or learning events in face-to-face workshops and classes.

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Pulling informal learning

Harold Jarche

Traditional courses can be designed or taken from a wide variety of sources, such as Udemy. Professional communities on platforms like LinkedIn abound. They are also more in control of who Pushes to them, through social networks and other sources of online information.

Peeragogy

Jay Cross

A landscape designer’s goal is to conceptualize a harmonious, unified, pleasing garden that makes the most of the site at hand. A workscape designer’s goal is to create a learning environment that increases the organization’s longevity and health and the individual’s happiness and well-being.

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Is There a Better Way to Social Learning?

Xyleme

Home > Learning Technologies , Social Learning > Is There a Better Way to Social Learning? Is There a Better Way to Social Learning? in light of social media. These sound a lot like the definition of Social Learning. Home About Podcasts Videos Xyleme Inc.

Techniques and Tools: How To Visualize Your Network

Beth Kanter

Earlier this month I was lucky enough to attend the CATechFest in LA designed and expertly facilitated by Aspiration. Ari Sahagun , a consultant who works with social justice groups on network visualizations, called for a group to discuss Network Mapping and Visualization.

Conversation Learning

Clark Quinn

for Learning Professionals is how social networks impact personal learning. In Value from Social Media , I talked about the issue of finding information via Google / Search vs. seeking conversation: Let’s consider a simple scenario - I’m trying to decide if a particular solution makes sense for my company / organization. So much so, that I responded with Searching for Expertise - LinkedIn Answers and LinkedIn for Finding Expertise.

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How to Replace Top-Down Training with Collaborative Learning (3)

Jay Cross

Technological infrastructure for social learning. In its place enters social and informal learning hubs like on-demand content, live online discussions, wikis and forums, and searchable content archives. Social computing. Learning Networks. Third post in a series.

Open Learning, Open Networks

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Adapted from a talk given March 9, 2017, at the State University of New York in Syracuse, this essay describes several key innovations shaping the future of open learning: distributed social networks, cloud infrastructures and virtualization, immersive reality, and personal learning environments.

Networks and Communities

Tony Karrer

Mercenary Rationale for Network Work & Learning As I discussed in Evaluating Performance of Concept Workers , evaluating the performance of a concept worker is difficult because there's no right answer and most often the evaluator knows less about the subject than the worker. Limits of Search In Value from Social Media , I looked at a scenario where I'm evaluating a particular solution for my company / organization. This is why I say that Leveraging Networks is Key Skill.

The Networked Professional: Principles of Effective Online Networking

Beth Kanter

For example, this week they will attend a workshop at LinkedIn where LinkedIn employees will coach them on online networking tips and taking advantage of the platform for online networking. Connect Thoughtfully: Friending policy for each online social network you use.

The Trials and Tribulations of an Independent Freelancer – Your Online Bio Profile and Digital Footprint

Luis Suarez

Interestingly enough, and over the course of that quiet period from the Social Web, I eventually spent plenty of time talking to people in my close networks about the massive change and what it could well mean for yours truly as I move forward into an uncertain, yet, exciting brave new world. And right after that realisation I had that strong, big ah-ha moment, while talking to plenty of folks in my network (And many more to come, I am sure!,

A sense of bewronging

Doc Searls

Social networks&# are getting out of control. The cow is just one of our many social networks. I have 480 contacts on Linkedin , most of which I know about as well as my contacts on Facebook. This, however, is not a social effect.

Strata Conference Wrap Up: Big Data, Big Opportunities

George Siemens

Health insurers combine social media and existing data (credit ratings, location, employment) to more accurately, and cost effectively, assess risk. and social media configurations) has resulted in new modes of connecting with others and generating and sharing information.

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My pick of the best posts of June 2016

Jane Hart

” 4 – Indeed, more and more professions are recognising the importance of informal and social learning, here it is nursing: Nurses should learn more ‘informally on the ward’ Professor Dewing sums it up. “It Designing Learning Campaigns and Learning Challenges 19 June 2016.

Corporate Learning Trends- What Endures During Recessions

Kevin Wheeler

Instructional designers and professional presenters spend thousands of hours designing training that should, in theory, transfer the needed skills to leaners as fast as possible. They also tap into their social networks such as Facebook or LinkedIn for advice, guidance and practical information.

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Top 100 eLearning Items

Tony Karrer

Introducing The Conversation Prism eLearning Trends 2007 and 2008 TechCrunch White Label Social Networking Platforms Chart How to Insert YouTube Videos in PowerPoint Presentations LinkedIn Tips and Tweaks: Do More with your LinkedIn Account Introduction to Wikis, Blogs, Social Bookmarking, Social Networking and RSS Corporate Policies on Web 2.0

The Trials and Tribulations of an Independent Freelancer – The Path to Self-Discovery

Luis Suarez

It’s been 3 months since I decided to quit IBM and, after the initial month of vacation that I took, things have been moving along at a faster pace by the day to the point where I’m starting to get the gist of what it is like being an independent thinker and trusted advisor on Social Business and Digital Transformation. When taking to fellow colleagues from my networks, they all confirmed that’s pretty much the new state of things for us all, independent freelancers. Our network.

Twitter VLE Conversation - Best of eLearning Last Week

Tony Karrer

Top Posts The following are the top posts from featured sources based on social signals. Kapp Notes , April 20, 2009 Fantastic File Converter - eLearning Acupuncture , April 24, 2009 Throw away your powerponits, simply use Prezi - Ignatia Webs , April 21, 2009 Learning Tools: for the Educator/Teacher - Don't Waste Your Time , April 20, 2009 Top Other Items The following are the top other items based on social signals.

Social Media: An Interview

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I was asked to contribute my responses to interview questions on social media for a new journal called The Future of Learning and of course I was happy to send some thoughts along. When did you start getting interested in the potential of social media in education and why? It all depends on what you call social media. Most of what we would call the 'social' in social media wasn't there - there weren't any friend lists, zero cat pictures, and no tweets.

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eLearning Hot Lists Moving to eLearning Learning

Tony Karrer

In Using Social Signals to Find Top eLearning Resources I discussed a particular example of using the social signals capability of Browse My Stuff to find good resources on a particular topic. The first post is up now: Learning Theory - Enterprise 2.0 - Social Software - eLearning Learning Weekly Hot List With the recent updates to the site, you can subscribe to the Best Of RSS feed to receive these hotlists or you can visit the site and sign up to receive them via email.

Success Formula for Discussion Forums in Financial Services

Tony Karrer

In terms of finding people with experience on this, my first suggestion was using LinkedIn and particularly looking through LinkedIn Guide for Knowledge Workers , LinkedIn for Finding Expertise , and Searching for Expertise - LinkedIn Answers. I also checked out Nancy White’s Communities and Networks site under Discussion Forums , Case Studies of Discussion Forums , and Community Building and Discussion Forums.

Happy New Year: What’s Your Theme for the Year?

Beth Kanter

I taught social media integration and “ Train the Trainers ” workshops for trainers who would be delivering the curriculum throughout Tunisia. I also designed and facilitated a nonprofit leadership institute at Pepperdine University.

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Publication Day For Scaling Up Excellence -- and Facebook's 10th Anniversary!

Bob Sutton

  Indeed, the controversial Facebook film The Social Network reinforces this view.   Zuckerberg’s team launched one battle after another to design the site and marketing strategy to vanquish competitors and conquer one school at a time.  

What tools should we learn?

Harold Jarche

Social Bookmarks. Perhaps the simplest way to start sharing organisational knowledge is with social bookmarks. Enter the social bookmark. Social bookmarks are web sites that let you create an account in order to save web pages. Blogging is Networking.

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The Impact of Connectivity in the Future: Everything Is Connected, Cows will Tweet

Beth Kanter

I just spent two amazing days at the Social Innovation Summit 2013 , a cross disciplinary crowd of people who work on social good in the areas of technology, investment, philanthropy, international development, and business. With Dave Evans - Futurist At Cisco.

Social Experience

Tony Karrer

Interesting image from post by Dave White – Eventedness that relates to our social experience with different tools. It is of note that there is very little latent social presence in MUVEs. In other words, the social experience extends beyond the specific event.

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