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contents: introduction · the learning society and the knowledge economy · the learning organization · systems theory and the learning organization · dialogue and the learning organization · some problems and issues · conclusion · further reading and references · links associated pages: donald schön and the learning society · peter senge and the learning organization · dialogue · social capital Many consultants and organizations have recognized the commercial significance of organizational learning – and the notion of the ‘learning organization’ has been a central orienting point in this. Writers have sought to identify templates, or ideal forms, ‘which real organizations could attempt to emulate’ (Easterby-Smith and Araujo 1999: 2). In this sense the learning organization is an ideal, ‘towards which organizations have to evolve in order to be able to respond to the various pressures [they face] (Finger and Brand 1999: 136).
First up, it's important to understand that this list collates the opinion of business and marketing people working in webucation. This may be why a number of the hi-tech talkers we're used to seeing in lists of webucation's online influencers have not made it onto our Top 20 while new, relatively unknown, tweeters are highlighted for the first time. Everyone in Now's webucation community (that's people like you who read this content or help generate it) is almost certainly going to have a keen interest in marketing: Over 90% work in, or influence, the marketing departments of the training, eLearning or HR companies they work in. In the top 20 list below, we've used the online measurement tool Klout to indicate a tweeter's general influence across the wider online community ( check out how Klout works here ), but Klout scores (which are next to the
DIRECTORY OF LEARNING TOOLS 2011 Social networks and collaboration spaces These social media platforms include public social networks as well as tools to create private collaborative, social spaces for groups or communities, as well as enterprise collaboration systems (with multiple group sites), NOW includes Micro-sharing tools. NOTE: Formal social learning management systems appear here . Public social networks and collaboration platforms | Group and team collaboration tools | Community and enterprise platforms
A strong social media culture is beneficial for any company. But for those who still need reasons: (1) An aggregated effort by the entire company can greatly increase your company’s online presence. This essentially translates to free publicity. (2) Being social media-ish, consumers tend to associate your company with words like ‘cool’, ‘fun’, ‘approachable’, ‘lighthearted’ and ‘friendly’.
I am presenting at The 140 Characters Conference in New York City on April 20th. This event is the largest worldwide gathering of people interested in the effects of the real-time Internet on business, education, and “we” the people. Some of the other speakers include Ann Curry, NBC News (@AnnCurry), Chris Lehmann, Principal of the Science Leadership Academy, (@chrislehmann), Donny Deustch (@Donny_Deutsch), Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump), and MC Hammer (@MCHammer). I will be a part of the Twitter and Education panel and joined by @mbteach, @kjarret, @shellterrell with @parentella moderating.
The Bloggers' FAQ on Student Blogging addresses legal issues arising from student blogging.
Viewpoint Beyond Social Networking: Building Toward Learning Communities Web 2.0 tools have critically elevated the social networking activity and skills of individuals. Not only are young people highly active in social networks, but older individuals are also showing a huge increase in their use of these tools.
The possibilities for social media tools in the classroom are vast. In the hands of the right teacher, they can be used to engage students in creative ways, encourage collaboration and inspire discussion among even soft-spoken students. But we’ve already made our case for teachers should consider using social media in their classrooms . What about the ?
RefSeek's guide to the 25 best online resources for finding free educational videos. With the exception of BrainPOP and Cosmeo, all listed sites offer their extensive video libraries for free and without registration. Academic Earth Thousands of video lectures from the world's top scholars. academicearth.org
June 21, 2008 — In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers at the University of Minnesota have discovered the educational benefits of social networking sites such as MySpace and Facebook. The same study found that low-income students are in many ways just as technologically proficient as their counterparts, going against what results from previous studies have suggested. The study found that, of the students observed, 94 percent used the Internet, 82 percent go online at home and 77 percent had a profile on a social networking site. When asked what they learn from using social networking sites, the students listed technology skills as the top lesson, followed by creativity, being open to new or diverse views and communication skills. Data were collected over six months this year from students, ages 16 to 18, in thirteen urban high schools in the Midwest.
The explosion of new platforms and technology behind social media is wonderful and certainly changing the face of our world, but it’s still only a by-product of what’s really taking place beneath the culture’s surface. Yes, what Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Blogger, YouTube and the rest of the hundreds of platforms are telling us, is that we want to connect and share, but connecting and sharing isn’t the bottom line. The big leap in our social instinct boils down to a desire to connect and share meaningfully. Recent trends taking a closer look at what meaningful really implies, point us toward numbers (smaller) and content (more personal). While big numbers (followings, likes, friends, etc.) seem to imply relevance, popularity, and clout, they also imply a low-degree of intimacy.
Social media is a big subject. If you’re looking for some reliable places to go for the best tips and social media tactics, look no further! Our second-annual contest generated more than 300 nominations. Our panel of social media experts carefully reviewed the nominees and finalists, analyzing the quality of their content, the frequency of posts and reader involvement (among other things).
A woman checks Twitter on an iPhone Photograph: Sarah Lee Here are some suggested things to say if you want to sound like an idiot when you talk about social media : • It's inconsequential – most of the verbiage on Twitter, Facebook and the like is banal blather Yes, it certainly is.