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Acquisition will address growing market demand for social learning, mobile learning, learning content management, and the integration of learning management and talent management.

News   |   February 7, 2012
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by Pam Boiros

Social interaction has always been, along with experience and practice, a mainstay of learning for human beings. Until recently, this took place primarily in the “informal” arena. The use of online social media to support formal learning has now entered the picture, extending the blended learning paradigm. Here is a set of tips for adding powerful social support for learning.

Feature   |   January 30, 2012
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by Paul Drexler, Ani Mukerji

A key activity for learning and development groups is supporting the growth and effectiveness of informal and collaborative learning among employees or members of a community of practice. Social and mobile technologies are essential to success, as this case study illustrates. This is essential (and inspiring) reading for all!

Feature   |   January 16, 2012
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by Jane Bozarth

Instead of asking how to manage informal learning and which tools to use, ask yourself whether you are inviting interaction, and how. Here are some excellent ways to make informal learning more visible to both managers and employees, and to invite interaction and develop something more akin to a partnership with your learners.

Column   |   December 6, 2011
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by Terrence Wing

As a concept, the Social Graph has been around for several years. Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ are built on the idea. But are you able to use it to drive your work? This month’s column gives you some direction about how you can do this.

Column   |   November 3, 2011
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by Jeremy Vest

Google+ Hangouts is a video group-chat feature that Google added to its offerings this summer. In addition to video chat for up to 10 people, Hangouts provides most of the features of expensive online meeting Websites. Here are six quick applications that you may find useful as elements of your design inventory.

Tip   |   October 19, 2011
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by Mary Arnold

Pondering how to create a social media strategy that supports learning? Research suggests that an effective strategy may be simpler than you think.

Column   |   October 18, 2011
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by Terrence Wing

Facebook’s recent changes have been somewhat controversial, but they demonstrate the evolution of social infrastructure. For learning-support-systems designers, the new Facebook features are yet another demonstration that using demographics in training design or learning facilitation has become antiquated. This month’s column explores the implications.

Column   |   October 6, 2011
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by Jane Bozarth

What's the difference between social media and social learning? How are you using each of them in your organization? This month's article addresses these questions and provides an overview of The eLearning Guild's new Report, Social Media for Learning.

Column   |   October 4, 2011
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by Kevin Wilcoxon

How can an instructional designer (ID) leverage social interaction online to engage learners, increase exchange and dialogue, and get better results, without losing the purposeful focus provided by an instructor or traditional course content and structure? Here is an approach that you can adapt to your requirements.

Feature   |   October 3, 2011
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