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Create Beautiful Online Courses & Digital Products Product Themes You’re not just selling your content, but the entire learning experience and aesthetic your content is packaged in. Choose the right fully-customizable theme for each of your products and they’ll exude value to your customers. blog.hootsuite Check out 15 Essential Tools to Better Manage Social Media for an updated post. There is an assortment of social media tools available for major networks like Twitter or Facebook, and, for those who are not too familiar with their functions, they may all sound the same. As a social media manager, you may find that trying to figure out a difference between a sentiment analysis and an online influence tool is taking up the time you could be spending mapping out a successful social media strategy for your business.

Knowledge Sharing - The "New" Power in the Enterprise I grew up with the concept that knowledge is power and that hoarding knowledge could lead to a strong power base in an organization. That's not an unusual view from the recent past and fits a hierarchical structure inside a pre-information age company. In the old structure information generally flowed in one direction and had to pass many choke points. In the days of interoffice mail, bulletin boards, and face to face meetings it's easy to see how information could pool at certain points. All a manager had to do was not pass it along and that effectively created his information hoard.

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Inside the Eastern Rise of Weibo, China’s Twitter In February 2011, Tom Cruise tweeted to his followers on Twitter: “We’re having fun talking to you & our new friends at It’s the Chinese Twitter, but with a lot more functionality.” The fun he was having with his new, superior Twitter delighted China, since it was evidence that Weibo (which translates from Chinese literally as “microblog”) is the belle of the global microblogging ball. Cruise wrote in his giddy inaugural “weibos”: “It’s exciting to be here with you. We look forward to learning more about Weibo” and “Hello!

The 20 best tools for online collaboration Individuals in design teams don't always work together in the same office. You may be positioned in distributed groups, or working from home, and clients can come from all over the world. This is where collaboration tools come in – they make it easier and faster for designers to get feedback and approve artwork in a professional manner, and they come in all sort of forms, from free Android apps to Chrome extensions. Here we gather together some of the best available online tools to allow designers to collaborate together in real time. Some are created specifically for designers, some serve as a concept crafting whiteboard, and we've also included some more full-on project management tools for when you need to take your collaborative project to the next level. 01.

Can you solve "Einstein’s Riddle"? - Dan Van der Vieren For your convenience, here is a list of all the clues: 1. The Brit lives in the house with red walls. 2. The Swede has a dog. 3. The Dane drinks tea. 4. The house with green walls is directly to the left of the house with white walls. 5. The owner of the house with green walls drinks coffee. 6. 10 Enterprise Social Networking Obstacles - The BrainYard Why wouldn't every organization flock to the vision of an agile, transparent, people-centered, and collaborative team? Let's count the reasons. I enjoy telling enterprise 2.0 success stories, and I've told a lot of them over the past year. Success stories are seductive because they are much easier to obtain than stories about social business failures. Vendors serve up success stories on a silver platter, whenever they can convince a customer to serve as a reference. I believe the success stories of enterprise social networking are out there, but it's also clear that they aren't as common or as easy to achieve as you might expect.

Social Media Links Look at the logos on the left. Chances are you recognize them all instantly? What I wanted to do was have a look at where the next big social media services are coming from and which ones are being embraced by the early adopters. If you read any of the big tech blogs or listen to what people are saying on Twitter it might feel like there is a new service or app launching every single hour of the day. US Congressional Panel Tackles China's Great Firewall, Seeking a WTO Intervention The US Congressional-Executive Commission on China (CECC) held a new hearing in Washington yesterday to discuss the “human toll and trade impact” of China’s censorship of the web – aka it’s Great Firewall (GFW) system. It comes at a time when the US is asking the World Trade Organization (WTO) to press China for greater transparency in its GFW, which blocks a lot of foreign social media as well as general sites that contain views and material that Beijing authorities consider ‘sensitive’ or ‘inharmonious.’ The CECC hearing, chaired by Senator Sherrod Brown, featured five witnesses who talked of everything from trade laws to political dissent. One of them, Alex Li, is a former Chinese national whose father was imprisoned for views expressed online about the ruling Party. But first, Mr Brown said of the GFW in his opening remarks (I quote from written statements, not the video that’s embedded below): CECC chair, Senator Sherrod Brown.

Student Data can Reveal At Risk Students Sooner So much institutional and student success depends on being able to identify early, and predict an “at risk” student. Without the use of a learning management system (LMS), traditional methods of analyzing student data and red-flagging possible at risk students relied upon a fairly narrow analysis of a student’s history, such as: Those who have taken a gap yearFull-time employedPart-time enrolled But these only look at the high-level picture and not at the individual work that each student is doing in a course. Mature and returning students comprise a large portion of the online learning enrollment, which means that more attention is required to look beyond the overall data and into their level of course engagement, starting from day one of the course.

6 links that will show you what Google knows about you — Productivity in the Cloud 6 links that will show you what Google knows about you (Photo by Alex Koloskov at ) Want to find out all the things Google knows about you? Here are 6 links that will show you some of the data Google has about you. 1. Find out what Google thinks about you 3 Social Media Aggregators That Bring It All Together Thanks to Facebook, Flickr, Twitter, and a host of other social media services, people are more connected than ever. But keeping up with all the tweets, posts, and status updates isn't easy, because they often come from a variety of social media sites. So how do you connect the different services that keep you connected? 4 Ways to Discover More About Your Audience With Social Media Your audience is the lifeblood of your business, and knowing who they are and what they want is a key to success. What you might not know is that there’s a treasure trove of knowledge about your ideal audience hidden in the sea of followers and fans you’ve already attracted. Here are four ways you can learn more about your audience by looking at their social media life.

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