Social learning—or learning with and from others (with or without social media technology)—is a force to be reckoned with. But how do you entice your online training learners to participate to take learning to a higher level, and make it participatory and social?
On Thursday, May 9, Mindflash hosted a webinar to discuss how Yammer uses Mindflash to conduct training. It was a very informative webinar, and I thought I would recap some of the highlights so you can learn how to use Mindflash and Yammer together to develop and deliver training in your organization. In this webinar, Yammer discusses three challenges that it needed to overcome, what they were looking for in an e-learning authoring tool, and how Yammer actually uses Mindflash to conduct training for employees and customers.
Social media and social networks, to say the least, have become one of the most common ways for people to communicate. Just about everyone — even your mom, probably — has connected somehow with someone else through as social-media tool.
How do you know an idea has gone thoroughly mainstream? It appears in melodramatic primetime television. This is even true of training. Take the 'Twitter for Training' episode of sudsy medical drama Grey's Anatomy from last year for example. Training blogger Jane Bozarth summarized the action at the time:
Social Learning is a term that is rapidly spreading throughout the learning and performance field. It’s also a phrase that is on the verge of being completely perverted by the same community.
Yogi Berra once said, "Predictions are hard, especially when they are about the future." So instead of writing a 2012 prediction post, I decided to review the topics I wrote about in 2011 and rediscover what topics really resonated with people. During my review, I discovered four themes that popped up based on activity from readers and from the number of posts I wrote on each subject. The four themes were business acumen and leadership, social learning, rapid instructional design, and experimenting with innovative ideas.
LinkedIn is the proverbial dark horse of social media: we all know it's there, but few of us use it to its full potential. With just a little bit of effort you will see how the powerful social site can help you market yourself and your business far more than you imagined. With help from the LinkedIn guru himself, Lewis Howes, we have enrolled you in our basic LinkedIn boot camp training to give you the fundamental tools necessary to use the site for all your business and personal marketing needs.
It's football season again, meaning more tasteless tweets from your favorite NFL athletes. In the past, the NFL has shunned social media use, but it has finally come to see its necessity. In fact, the league recently secured a deal with Buddy Media to advise all 32 teams on how to properly use social media to their advantage -- and their social presence is growing rapidly. But will teams be able to put an end to the outlandish tweets? Only time will tell.
As more and more companies begin to offer employment opportunities in the social media world, many of us are trying to figure out how to get a foot in the door. If you want to get into this field but your efforts have proved fruitless, look no further. This unofficial guide will set you on the straight path to employment.
Today, companies are implementing social media policies of all shapes and sizes – and it's no wonder why: every month we hear of another PR disaster because of a single tweet gone awry. This has led many companies to ban their employees from using social media, while others are taking the opposite approach, believing that a generation raised on technology is more productive when allowed to use it at their own discretion.