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Top : Social Networking and Learning:

It's new(er). It's hot. People are using social networks like LinkedIn, Twitter, and so on to learn. And, trainers are jumping on the bandwagon. What's real. What' virtual? What's unsubstantiated hype?


Using Social Networking for Recruitment and Training By Ray B. Williams
Social networks such as Facebook, LinkedIn, and others are now being used by recruiters to recruit talent and implement training. Josh Bersin reported in his blog that organizations are now working on strategies to leverage social networking for corporate training, customer education and support and talent management. Beresin says that 77% of all L&D organizations believe that workers under the age of 25 have significantly different learning styles, particularly in the area of collaborative learning, compared to older workers, and that 25% of larger companies are using some form of e-learning or learning on demand. . Hits: 532 )

Using Social Networking for Recruitment and Training | Psychology Today By Psychology Today
Josh Bersin reported in his blog that organizations are now working on strategies to leverage social networking for corporate training, customer education and support and talent management. Beresin says that 77 percent of all Learning and Development organizations believe that workers under the age of 25 have significantly different learning styles, particularly in the area of collaborative learning, compared to older workers, and that 25 percent of larger companies are using some form of e-learning or learning on demand. And social networking software companies are sprouting up like weeds, with a significant number focusing on collaborative learning and lateral networks. Hits: 414 )

Twitter: Can We Use This As A Training Tool? | New Learning Playbook By Jeanne Meister
Twitter has made headlines in some amazing news stories; breaking the news of Chinas earthquake and helping a student get out of jail when he was arrested in Egypt for nothing more than taking a photo. Both of these incidents speak to the growing popularity of Twitter, but you may have the same questions I do: what is Twitter, who uses it, and can be harnessed as a learning tool? Hits: 500 )

SOCIAL NETWORKING: A Force for Development? | Training & Development | Find Articles at BNET By Derven, Marjorie
In today's economy, organizations are searching for ways to do more with less. Combined with the rapid pace of change and complexity in organizations, there is an increased need for just-in-time learning solutions that cannot wait for the discipline and rigor required by traditional instructional design. Social networking can address this issue and support the need for learner involvement by narrowing the gap between learning and application. Hits: 449 )

Social Networking Tools and the Future of Training | Enspire Learning Blog By na
rom blogs, to bulletin boards, from Facebook to MySpace, social networking tools have become increasingly popular modes of entertainment and self-expression. Tens of thousands of people create lives in SecondLife or network through MySpace in their time away from work. Despite the popularity of these tools (a recent study found that teenagers spent, on average, 15 hours per week on MySpace), social networking tools are not currently prevalent in the training world. With so many possibilities out there, how can social networking work in the new training world? Hits: 424 )

Social Networking Tools and the Future of Training | Enspire Learning Blog By Kristin
In a roundtable discussion led by Enspire CEO Bjorn Billhardt, the group decided that in order to get %u201Cnormal people%u201D to adopt social networking tools for training, these tools must: Hits: 431 )

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