Editor’s note: The tension in an exams-based approach to teaching versus open sharing of information on social networks. The answer it seems is to monitor the networks for cheating. . .
Browsing: social media
Editor’s note: Jane Hart outlines here thinking on the types of skills L&D professionals will need to embrace social learning and social media tools for learning.
Editor’s note: A useful read on how social media has impacted business. Not a learning focus here, but a broader look at impact on sales and customer relationships.
Editor’s note: Interesting insights and tips on Google+ comment threads. Worth a look if you start you own discussions or dip into other people’s posts.
Editor’s note: Research shows that media consumption, which now includes online social media, can act as a signal of ties of strength in relationships. Strong relationships can be weakened by maintaining multiple communication channels.
Editor’s note: Adoption of social technology is starting to plateau, the next step is overcoming barriers to increase productivity, says McKinsey research into the use of social tools in the enterprise.
Editor’s note: A useful primer on how to manage Twitter using HootSuite.
Editor’s note: Replacing its annual state of the blogosphere report, Technorati Media’s 2013 Digital Influence Report looks at the state of blogs and social media in general.
Editor’s note: A mini guide to social business-type terminology. Useful for thinking about the common language you might use in your business.
Editor’s note: From RSS readers to search engines such as Topsy, some useful tools to manage the information firehose.
Editor’s note: Pew has released some research on users of five social networks – Tumblr, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest. It is US focused and looks at gender, age, education and income.
Editor’s note: Some useful tips here. This line sums up the article: ‘It’s time to face up to the new reality: by potentially exposing any dismissal to public scrutiny, social media makes your customers and the public into de facto stakeholders in your internal HR policies and processes.’
Editor’s note: Research shows the disconnect between companies’ understanding of social media and the actions they are taking to apply it to their business.
Editor’s note: Useful insights on the scale and usage of social media. Thanks to @clairewalsh for sharing
Editor’s note: A slide deck from Jane Hart’s recent presentation to the Canadian Society of Training and Development’s Conference on social media and social learning. Worth looking at the traits of a ‘smart worker’.