How to Reduce the Social "Risks" in Online Training

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? Re-reading the book, The New Social Learning, I came across an interesting

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Webinar Recap: How Yammer Uses Mindflash For Training

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,

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How Trainers Can Manage Their Social Media 'Brand'

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. That makes it an exciting time, but also one with entirely new risks, especially for

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Twitter for Trainers: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced Ideas

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: “The new episode of Grey’s Anatomy …  included a whole storyline about

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How to Save ‘Social Learning’ Before We Destroy It

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. Don’t get me wrong; I’m a big believer in the natural learning that occurs through social interactions. I also think it’s wonderful that

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A Review of 2011 and the Future of Workplace Learning

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

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