Editor’s note: Great article from Donald Clark on the power of social media as a learning tool.
Editor’s note: Is your workforce in need of developing social media skills? As this piece points out, how to use social tools effectively is not something people just pick up.
Editor’s note: The CEO of Hootsuite, a social media management tool, says that in 2016 organisations will use their employees more to amplify their work – the technical term seems to be ’employee social advocacy’. Some interesting and realistic trends here.
#social media could be making us stupid, according to #robin hoyle, author of Informal Learning in Organisations. In his Learning Live conference session Liking ain’t learning – could social networks be making us stupid?, Hoyle suggested that the way people use social networks meant that they weren’t actually learning anything in any depth. We caught […]
Editor’s note: Social media and mobile phones have given learners everywhere a capability to discover, create, repurpose, share and amplify content, according to Steve Wheeler.
Editor’s note: Social media researcher Danah Boyd writes a powerful response to a teenager’s view of social media. This article sets out why we all need to be wary of biases around what’s written about people/cohorts/generations when it comes to technology.
Editor’s note: David Kelly urges people to look at the snake oil merchants in their personal learning networks. Thought-provoking piece that raises some good points about who you are following online and why.
The ever-growing digital native #news world now boasts about 5,000 digital news sector jobs, according to our recent calculations, 3,000 of which are at 30 big digital-only news outlets. Many of these digital organizations emphasize the importance of #social media in storytelling and engaging their audiences. As journalists gather for the annual Online News Association conference, here […]
Research on how people use social media from Wharton Business School. Thanks to @BKneuer for sharing.
Editor’s note: Analysis of the CIPD’s latest research of the use of social media tools within organisations. Interesting to see the benefits these tools are bringing to organisations.
Editor’s note: Great list of tools for managing your social media efforts (and that will help save you time).
Editor’s note: Perry Timms, CIPD Social Media Engagement Adviser, provides some tips on using social media and mobile technology to support learning.
Editor’s note: Twitter’s end of year round-up is worth looking around (there is plenty of it). Great example of how to present data as well as to see what people have been talking about on a global level.
Editor’s note: Only 32% of employees use social media for L&D and other stats from recent CIPD research into social media.
Editor’s note: Research from the CIPD shows that workers are using social tools outside of work but far less inside work. Still some work to do by organisations then . . .