#GuildChat for 04/03/2015: Using Social Media for Learning

2015-01-09_11-14-16Our next #GuildChat takes place Friday April 3rd at 11am PT / 2pm ET. Our topic for this week’s chat is Using Social Media for Learning.

The use of social media to connect with people around the globe is no longer a new topic. And yet, many individuals and organizations still struggle to build effective practices on how to use social media effectively in the specific context of learning.

In this week’s #GuildChat we’re going to explore the intersection of social media and learning. We’ll look at  social media use for learning from both the individual and organizational points of view. Join us for what’s sure to be another thought-provoking conversation.

Here are some of the questions currently scheduled to be posed during the chat.

  • Is there a difference between “regular social media use” and “social media use for learning”? If no, why not? If yes, What’s the difference?
  • How do you personally use social media for learning purposes?
  • Which social media tools do you use? Are there specific tools that you feel are better for learning? Why?
  • What are some ways you can learn via social media that would be difficult to do without social media tools?
  • How does your organization use social media for learning purposes?
  • What are the common obstacles organizations encounter when considering adding social media tools to an organizational learning and performance strategy?
  • What can be done to help individuals and organizations make better use of social media as a tool for learning?

Chat Transcript

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2:01 PM eLearningGuild Welcome to #GuildChat, brought to you by @eLearningGuild. Today we’re exploring how we use social media for learning.
2:01 PM eLearningGuild Today’s chat is scheduled to last one hour. We’ll post questions using #GuildChat; be sure to use the hashtag in your tweets.
2:01 PM JD_Dillon RT @eLearningGuild: Welcome to #GuildChat, brought to you by @eLearningGuild. Today we’re exploring how we use social media for learning.
2:01 PM LnDDave RT @eLearningGuild: Welcome to #GuildChat, brought to you by @eLearningGuild. Today we’re exploring how we use social media for learning.
2:02 PM eLearningGuild Please take a moment to introduce and tell us a bit about yourself. The first question will be posed in three minutes. #GuildChat
2:02 PM LnDDave RT @eLearningGuild: Please take a moment to introduce and tell us a bit about yourself. The first question will be posed in three minutes. …
2:03 PM LnDDave Greetings #guildchat. David from @eLearningGuild, looking forward to today’s chat.
2:03 PM JD_Dillon RT @eLearningGuild: Please take a moment to introduce and tell us a bit about yourself. The first question will be posed in three minutes. …
2:04 PM JD_Dillon JD joining from Orlando, FL. Only 2 Twitter chats this week! :-) Learning geek, strategy guy, techie, sharer. #guildchat
2:05 PM susangenden RT @eLearningGuild: Join us for #GuildChat today at 11am PT/ 2pm ET. Our topic is Using Social Media for Learning. #eLGuild
2:05 PM eLearningGuild Q1) What are the differences between “regular social media use” and “social media use for learning”? #GuildChat
2:06 PM JD_Dillon RT @eLearningGuild: Q1) What are the differences between “regular social media use” and “social media use for learning”? #GuildChat
2:06 PM Quinnovator Clark Quinn, L&D revolution instigator, consultant/author/speaker, strategic learning technology focus, Walnut Creek CA #guildchat
2:06 PM Quinnovator RT @eLearningGuild: Q1) What are the differences between “regular social media use” and “social media use for learning”? #GuildChat
2:07 PM LnDDave RT @eLearningGuild: Q1) What are the differences between “regular social media use” and “social media use for learning”? #GuildChat
2:07 PM MelMilloway Golly, I think I am missing #GuildChat. I will try to chime in.
2:07 PM LearnovateSA RT @eLearningGuild: Please take a moment to introduce and tell us a bit about yourself. The first question will be posed in three minutes. …
2:07 PM LearnovateSA RT @eLearningGuild: Today’s chat is scheduled to last one hour. We’ll post questions using #GuildChat; be sure to use the hashtag in your t…
2:07 PM LearnovateSA RT @eLearningGuild: Welcome to #GuildChat, brought to you by @eLearningGuild. Today we’re exploring how we use social media for learning.
2:07 PM Quinnovator a1) social media use (in orgs) includes use for learning *and* doing #guildchat
2:08 PM JD_Dillon A1) It’s all about sharing via some technology – only variation is where, how, and what people share #GuildChat
2:08 PM MelMilloway A1 When I think of regular social media use I think of more connecting with friends and family. #GuildChat
2:08 PM JD_Dillon Now that I can spell the hashtag … :-) #GuildChat
2:08 PM AjayPangarkar hi all, sorry for being late  #guildchat
2:09 PM AjayPangarkar a1) tough one for me to answer #guildchat
2:09 PM JD_Dillon A1) Part of the problem is that we attempt to separate “regular” social tools from “learning” social tools #GuildChat
2:09 PM AjayPangarkar @JD_Dillon hey JD, remember when hashtag was pound? #datingmyself #guildchat
2:10 PM WonderPix a1) It seems that they can both be about ‘learning’, whether job or life-related #guildchat
2:10 PM JD_Dillon @AjayPangarkar I’m still waiting for someone on the phone to tell me to press hashtag rather than pound sign #GuildChat
2:10 PM LnDDave A1) For me it’s not a difference in tools; it’s a difference of intent.  #guildchat
2:10 PM AjayPangarkar a1) I try to use SoMe as a learning tool all/most of the time #guildchat
2:11 PM CandiceCPLP RT @LnDDave: A1) For me it’s not a difference in tools; it’s a difference of intent.  #guildchat
2:11 PM WonderPix RT @AjayPangarkar: a1) I try to use SoMe as a learning tool all/most of the time #guildchat>Me too, learning/sharing
2:11 PM AjayPangarkar a1) for me depends on the SoMe tool e.g. Twitter=learning FB=reg. social interaction #guildchat
2:11 PM NikkBishopSmit RT @LnDDave: A1) For me it’s not a difference in tools; it’s a difference of intent.  #guildchat
2:11 PM AjayPangarkar RT @WonderPix: RT @AjayPangarkar: a1) I try to use SoMe as a learning tool all/most of the time #guildchat>Me too, learning/sharing
2:11 PM JD_Dillon RT @LnDDave: A1) For me it’s not a difference in tools; it’s a difference of intent.  #guildchat
2:12 PM eLearningGuild Q2) How do you use social media for learning purposes? #GuildChat
2:12 PM Quinnovator RT @LnDDave: A1) For me it’s not a difference in tools; it’s a difference of intent.  #guildchat < yes
2:12 PM Quinnovator RT @eLearningGuild: Q2) How do you use social media for learning purposes? #GuildChat
2:12 PM Mike_Kunkle RT @marklearns: Those interested in #DesignThinking for ID can check out this post as well as the MOOC @ Stanford/Novo-Ed. #GuildChat http:…
2:12 PM MelMilloway @AjayPangarkar I don’t know about that. There is a huge elearning community on Facebook. #GuildChat
2:12 PM JD_Dillon A1) I use same tools for sharing various types of content for different purposes – it’s more about how the info is received/used #GuildChat
2:12 PM JD_Dillon RT @eLearningGuild: Q2) How do you use social media for learning purposes? #GuildChat
2:12 PM deacti_vate Oh hi #guildchat! I won’t miss this one. I’m Rachel and I just wrote a post on social media communities for IDs http://t.co/VNi1Lr8sMB
2:12 PM LnDDave A1) I find my behavior is a little different if I’m actively seeking out to learn.  #guildchat
2:13 PM Quinnovator a2) get blog feeds and follow twitter to see what people are talking about, ask questions and throw out ideas to get feedback #guildchat
2:13 PM JD_Dillon A2) Share and curate information, engage in topical discussion via tools like Twitter and LinkedIn #GuildChat
2:13 PM LnDDave RT @eLearningGuild: Q2) How do you use social media for learning purposes? #GuildChat
2:13 PM AjayPangarkar @MelMilloway @AjayPangarkar what I meant is how I use FB, not to disc learning comms on FB #guildchat
2:13 PM CandiceCPLP a1) Agree that it’s about intent – some is general; some learning is focused #guildchat
2:13 PM MelMilloway @AjayPangarkar Got it. Like personally. #GuildChat
2:14 PM deacti_vate a1) One is more intentional than the other #GuildChat
2:14 PM deacti_vate a1) One is more intentional than the other #GuildChat
2:14 PM LnDDave A2) depends on the context; sometimes it’s as simple as sharing, other times it’s more strategic than that.  #guildchat
2:14 PM AjayPangarkar @MelMilloway @AjayPangarkar actually, FB is my political voice -:) #guildchat
2:14 PM JD_Dillon A2) Constantly use social tools for real-time performance support – everything from workplace tips to restaurant recommendations #GuildChat
2:14 PM MelMilloway i.e. Watching @bschlenker and @Quinnovator during the #kirkpatrickbattle on Meerkat whilst Tweeting. #GuildChat
2:14 PM CandiceCPLP a1) Also, for many, ‘social media’ means ‘marketing’ #guildchat
2:15 PM AjayPangarkar a2) love twitter – follow people I can learn new/interesting things from outside of my scope #guildchat
2:16 PM LnDDave A2) I form networks that expose me to things I want to learn more about, and things I didn’t know I want to learn more about. #guildchat
2:16 PM AjayPangarkar a2) follow those in our ‘space’ but my real learning comes from those I follow that I know little about #guildchat
2:16 PM deacti_vate A2) I share a lot, and glean a lot. I use social media to build my PLN, and to curate content. #GuildChat
2:16 PM caitsteinbach RT @LnDDave: A2) I form networks that expose me to things I want to learn more about, and things I didn’t know I want to learn more about. …
2:16 PM JD_Dillon RT @LnDDave: A2) I form networks that expose me to things I want to learn more about, and things I didn’t know I want to learn more about. …
2:16 PM curious_saman A2) ask questions, get multiple perspectives #guildchat
2:16 PM LnDDave A2) I ask questions. A lot.  #guildchat
2:16 PM JD_Dillon A2) Engage in real-time chat rooms via HipChat and Skype to get help/share info as needed #GuildChat
2:17 PM Dan_Jacques_LD A1 no difference any type of social interaction has the potential to be a learning experience #guildchat
2:17 PM curious_saman RT @LnDDave: A2) I form networks that expose me to things I want to learn more about, and things I didn’t know I want to learn more about. …
2:17 PM CandiceCPLP a2) build learning architectures that include social tools – Twitter backchannels, Q&A,  platforms, knowledge bases – integrated.#guildchat
2:18 PM CandiceCPLP a2) contribute. a lot #guildchat
2:18 PM deacti_vate A2) I also like to keep in the know without putting hours of effort into it, and social media helps w/ that. #GuildChat
2:18 PM LnDDave A2) I use social media to start learning connections before meeting face to face.  #guildchat
2:19 PM technkl Joning into #guildchat a bit late but better late than never right?
2:19 PM eLearningGuild Q3) Which social media tools do you use? Are there specific tools you feel are better for learning? Why? #GuildChat
2:19 PM technkl RT @eLearningGuild: Q2) How do you use social media for learning purposes? #GuildChat
2:19 PM JD_Dillon A2) Throw out new ideas to my PLN, see what sticks – rapid feedback/iteration via social media #GuildChat
2:19 PM technkl RT @eLearningGuild: Q3) Which social media tools do you use? Are there specific tools you feel are better for learning? Why? #GuildChat
2:19 PM LnDDave RT @eLearningGuild: Q3) Which social media tools do you use? Are there specific tools you feel are better for learning? Why? #GuildChat
2:20 PM Mandausch #GuildChat (from @eLearningGuild) is exploring today how to use social media for learning. Very interesting topic for @HoCMedienLABOR
2:20 PM JD_Dillon RT @eLearningGuild: Q3) Which social media tools do you use? Are there specific tools you feel are better for learning? Why? #GuildChat
2:20 PM deacti_vate A2) Basically social media speaks to my tendency for laziness… or efficiency, depending on how you want to look at it :D #GuildChat
2:20 PM Quinnovator RT @eLearningGuild: Q3) Which social media tools do you use? Are there specific tools you feel are better for learning? Why? #GuildChat
2:20 PM LnDDave A3) I tweet. A lot.  #guildchat
2:20 PM deacti_vate RT @curious_saman: A2) ask questions, get multiple perspectives #guildchat
2:20 PM technkl A2 Talk through ideas & read different perspectives that others have. I consume a lot of info & use #SoMe to reflect on that info #guildchat
2:21 PM JD_Dillon A3) I love the Twitter, but the needs/desired behaviors of the community should define which tool best suits their needs. #GuildChat
2:21 PM AjayPangarkar a3) for me it is twitter #guildchat
2:21 PM Quinnovator a3) Twitter, FaceBook, email, LinkedIn, are probably the biggest for me #guildchat
2:21 PM deacti_vate A3) I use primarily Twitter, sometimes Pinterest when I’m hungry. #GuildChat
2:21 PM LnDDave A3) different networks serve different purposes.  #guildchat
2:21 PM technkl Twitter is the best place to learn, think, and discuss. LinkedIn works for connecting & basic comm. but that’s it #guildchat
2:21 PM JD_Dillon A3) At work we use HipChat, Google+, and Confluence to drive sharing/discussion. All work for specific purposes. #GuildChat
2:21 PM AjayPangarkar a3) too many SoMe tools so have become selective of what I use – don’t need to be on all of them #guildchat
2:21 PM npmaven A3) Twitter, podcasts, Pinterest, my RSS feed. #guildchat
2:21 PM Dan_Jacques_LD A3 the social media tools that are best for learning are the ones your learners already use or are willing to use #guildchat
2:22 PM deacti_vate A3) I think Twitter is great because of the informality, and how easy it is to connect with others #GuildChat
2:22 PM CandiceCPLP a2) also to research people/companies/recruiters before engaging. ;-) #GuildChat
2:22 PM MelMilloway A3 For learning Twitter, LinkedIn, email -> blogs, somewhat Facebook. Now bringing in video streaming via Meerkat and Periscope. #GuildChat
2:22 PM technkl A3 the chance meetings/conversations and diversity of discussion are the best on Twitter #guildchat
2:22 PM LnDDave A3) I often find he tool is secondary to the audience.  #guildchat
2:22 PM npmaven A3) Also committing more to focused participation in a few of my (too many) LinkedIn groups. Two or three=real peer communities #guildchat
2:23 PM LnDDave RT @Dan_Jacques_LD: A3 the social media tools that are best for learning are the ones your learners already use or are willing to use #guil…
2:23 PM npmaven RT @Dan_Jacques_LD: A3 the social media tools that are best for learning are the ones your learners already use or are willing to use #guil…
2:23 PM technkl .@LnDDave true, it takes an engaged audience who isn’t there just to spew links #guildchat
2:23 PM caitsteinbach RT @Dan_Jacques_LD: A3 the social media tools that are best for learning are the ones your learners already use or are willing to use #guil…
2:24 PM npmaven @Dan_Jacques_LD Debating that w/myself on coming class; how to stretch students (who should be here) w/o breaking #guildchat
2:24 PM JD_Dillon A3) Tool selection should be based on the ways people prefer to share and the type of content they need. #GuildChat
2:24 PM WonderPix RT @DesignRockstr: First time  #GuildChat participant here. Greetings from Wisconsin. Welcome Kevin!
2:24 PM deacti_vate A3) Oh and how could I forget reddit? That’s so integral to my daily life I forget it’s social media.  #GuildChat
2:24 PM CandiceCPLP a3) Twitter, Jabber, Skype, WebEx, Facebook, LinkedIn, ScoopIt, Pinterest…more. All for different reasons. #GuildChat
2:24 PM DesignRockstr Any starting point recommendations for introducing a social element into a pre-existing eLearning environment?  #GuildChat
2:25 PM deacti_vate A3) I think reddit is great for curation, sometimes discussion but not really. Good for commentary? #GuildChat
2:25 PM curious_saman A3) How u use the tool really determines what/how well u lrn. Twitter is gr8 4 curation. Skype’s gr8 4 full full discussions #guildchat
2:25 PM technkl I’m still curious how to use reddit in learning @deacti_vate been there many times but haven’t figured it out lol #guildchat
2:25 PM npmaven @DesignRockstr Demo its use via engaged “early adopters,” show value, make voluntary. Invite others in. #guildchat
2:26 PM eLearningGuild Q4) What are some ways you can learn via social media that would be difficult to do without social media tools? #GuildChat
2:26 PM deacti_vate .@technkl Don’t use the default front page :P sign up and follow awesome subreddits like /r/AskHistorians, /r/instructionaldesign #guildchat
2:26 PM technkl A3 I love Google Communities for organization around learning about a topic, works GREAT for cMOOC’s :-)  #guildchat
2:26 PM Quinnovator RT @eLearningGuild: Q4) What are some ways you can learn via social media that would be difficult to do without social media tools? #GuildC…
2:26 PM npmaven RT @eLearningGuild: Q4) What are some ways you can learn via social media that would be difficult to do without social media tools? #GuildC…
2:26 PM technkl RT Q4) What are some ways you can learn via social media that would be difficult to do without social media tools? #GuildChat
2:27 PM CandiceCPLP a3) I learn tools as my clients/friends introduce them or require them, so  doesn’t matter ‘why’ – I accommodate them (& learn)#guildchat
2:27 PM LnDDave RT @eLearningGuild: Q4) What are some ways you can learn via social media that would be difficult to do without social media tools? #GuildC…
2:27 PM Quinnovator a4) broadcast a message that anyone can respond to #guildchat
2:27 PM technkl @deacti_vate How do you find those things though? I don’t use the front, it’s a nightmare lol #guildchat
2:27 PM deacti_vate .@technkl There are so many subreddits I “learn” from, it’s ridic. I /honestly/ have no idea what I did all day before reddit. #guildchat
2:27 PM LnDDave A4) anyone, anytime, anywhere. #guildchat
2:27 PM Quinnovator a4) ask for help or feedback from anyone who wants to weigh in #guildchat
2:27 PM CandiceCPLP q4) would be impossible for me to do virtual training without WebEx #GuildChat
2:28 PM deacti_vate .@technkl They have trending subs at the top now, but I’d often see subreddits posted in comments, etc. and now I have a nice mix #guildchat
2:28 PM npmaven A4) Definitely live video, eg, the webinar I’m doing w/Canadian friend for international org next week. Blows my mind we can do. #guildchat
2:28 PM MelMilloway A4 Learning w/ multimedia from others across the globe. There would be no collab there. #GuildChat
2:28 PM JD_Dillon RT @eLearningGuild: Q4) What are some ways you can learn via social media that would be difficult to do without social media tools? #GuildC…
2:28 PM technkl A4 meet people across the globe and have conversations with viewpoints you’d never come up with on your own or in local group #guildchat
2:28 PM npmaven RT @technkl: A4 meet people across the globe and have conversations with viewpoints you’d never come up with on your own or in local group …
2:28 PM JD_Dillon A4) I can reach into the world of subject matter experts rather than rely on who I know personally. #GuildChat
2:28 PM deacti_vate A4) I learn much more variety, and can have people comment on its validity much faster & w/ resoures on social media #GuildChat
2:29 PM CandiceCPLP RT @technkl: A4 meet people across the globe and have conversations with viewpoints you’d never come up with on your own or in local group …
2:29 PM JD_Dillon A4) Expands and simplifies crowdsourcing … #GuildChat
2:29 PM npmaven A4) Definitely. Twitter, especially, opened an entire universe of experts, sources, many now friends & colleagues. #guildchat
2:29 PM deacti_vate .@technkl Maybe that’d make a good blog post though. I’ve been on reddit daily for 4 years now so they’re easier for me to find. #guildchat
2:30 PM caitsteinbach A4) Cross barriers (whether it be location, industry, or otherwise) #GuildChat
2:30 PM npmaven A4) Also, informal learning more generally. Literally at our fingertips, 24/7, multiple channels, paths, info pools. #guildchat
2:30 PM Quinnovator RT @caitsteinbach: A4) Cross barriers (whether it be location, industry, or otherwise) #GuildChat
2:30 PM LnDDave A4) scalability was redefined by social media.  #guildchat
2:30 PM CandiceCPLP a4. Like JD Dillon, crowdsourcing an answer to a problem with Twitter has saved me time and produced great results. #GuildChat
2:31 PM deacti_vate A4) I’m not limited to my locality, which may otherwise contain only one train of thought influenced by local schools or leaders. #GuildChat
2:31 PM npmaven A4) Some conference backchannels are almost as good as being there. Almost. :) #guildchat
2:31 PM deacti_vate RT @npmaven: A4) Also, informal learning more generally. Literally at our fingertips, 24/7, multiple channels, paths, info pools. #guildchat
2:32 PM CandiceCPLP a4. Love how Twitter and FB have revolutionized news coverage, too. So much more personal and immediate #GuildChat
2:32 PM npmaven RT @CandiceCPLP: a4. Love how Twitter and FB have revolutionized news coverage, too. So much more personal and immediate #GuildChat
2:32 PM technkl @deacti_vate it would, those of us who’r reddit illiterate would appreciate some guidance #guildchat
2:32 PM LnDDave RT @npmaven: A4) Some conference backchannels are almost as good as being there. Almost. :) #guildchat
2:33 PM stipton .@DesignRockstr demo how others use tools 2 collaborate, curate & communicate. Showing rather telling demos value & ease of use. #GuildChat
2:33 PM technkl A4 the world is at your fingertips #guildchat
2:33 PM LnDDave A4) connecting trainees before and after live training events. #guildchat
2:34 PM toribird79 RT @Dan_Jacques_LD: A3 the social media tools that are best for learning are the ones your learners already use or are willing to use #guil…
2:34 PM eLearningGuild Q5) How does your organization use social media for learning purposes? #GuildChat
2:34 PM technkl RT @eLearningGuild: Q5) How does your organization use social media for learning purposes? #GuildChat
2:34 PM Dan_Jacques_LD A4 social media gives you access to a wider breath of knowledge and people, beyond your network, type in any # endless ideas #GuildChat
2:34 PM npmaven RT @LnDDave: A4) connecting trainees before and after live training events. #guildchat
2:34 PM LnDDave RT @eLearningGuild: Q5) How does your organization use social media for learning purposes? #GuildChat
2:34 PM npmaven RT @eLearningGuild: Q5) How does your organization use social media for learning purposes? #GuildChat
2:34 PM technkl A4 diversity is amazing on Twitter, not so much other SoMe #guildchat
2:35 PM deacti_vate A5) I’m now my own organization as a freelancer so… gosh, how do I not?  #GuildChat
2:35 PM JD_Dillon A4) My curated Twitter feed brings content to me based on shared interests – requires less searching for relevant content #GuildChat
2:35 PM JD_Dillon RT @eLearningGuild: Q5) How does your organization use social media for learning purposes? #GuildChat
2:35 PM technkl A5 they don’t, at all, and it’s sad. Orgs that do that will slowly die. #guildchat
2:35 PM npmaven RT @JD_Dillon: A4) My curated Twitter feed brings content to me based on shared interests – requires less searching for relevant content #G…
2:36 PM LnDDave A5) we use Yammer to connect with each other, and other networks to connect with the world. #guildchat
2:36 PM npmaven A4) Hashtags are our friends-and significant learning helpers. Probably what makes Twitter unique. More opps to discover…. #guildchat
2:36 PM JD_Dillon A5) Social commenting used for real-time performance support. Forums and G+ communities used for topical discussion. #GuildChat
2:36 PM stipton RT @Dan_Jacques_LD: A4 social media gives you access to a wider breath of knowledge and people, beyond your network, type in any # endless …
2:36 PM LnDDave RT @JD_Dillon: A4) My curated Twitter feed brings content to me based on shared interests – requires less searching for relevant content #G…
2:36 PM deacti_vate A5) I even was able to ask on http://t.co/xR3JPqmuq8 for some quick tips starting out #GuildChat
2:36 PM npmaven … vs. some other social media communities that self-select somewhat. #guildchat
2:37 PM JD_Dillon A5) Confluence allows for topical discussion associated to articles – users can share and refine content together #GuildChat
2:37 PM deacti_vate A5) And because I’d been following that subreddit for a while, I already knew some overview stuff on clients and contracts #GuildChat
2:37 PM CandiceCPLP a5. So many ways, both internally and for customers (http://t.co/Fna1tX5D0n) for external stuff. #GuildChat
2:37 PM MelMilloway A5 Yammer and instant messaging groups/conference software. #GuildChat
2:37 PM npmaven A4) Learning to go/work where they prefer to be. Depends on the group. For some of mine, it’s FB. For others, Twitter, LinkedIn. #guildchat
2:38 PM mscardiff @JD_Dillon Been hearing a lot about Confluence. How is it different from SharePoint? #GuildChat
2:38 PM LnDDave A5) internal networks help me understand how we do things; it’s the external networks that help me understand what’s possible.  #guildchat
2:39 PM urbie RT @LnDDave: A5) internal networks help me understand how we do things; it’s the external networks that help me understand what’s possible.…
2:39 PM Dan_Jacques_LD RT @LnDDave: A5) internal networks help me understand how we do things; it’s the external networks that help me understand what’s possible.…
2:39 PM npmaven RT @LnDDave: A5) internal networks help me understand how we do things; it’s the external networks that help me understand what’s possible.…
2:40 PM Quinnovator a5) in the ITA, we use Skype to chat and meet, Google Docs to collaborate, and DropBox to share files #guildchat
2:40 PM stipton Same applies for L&D  @JuanSVas: “If you don’t use all the tools it’s tough to know which is the RIGHT tool.” #cmgrhangout #GuildChat
2:40 PM deacti_vate A5) I also still keep in touch w/ old coworkers through a small chat group on Skype where I can randomly ask ?s or say hi #GuildChat
2:40 PM MelMilloway @LnDDave Agreed. I wish we could get there quicker. #GuildChat
2:41 PM technkl @Quinnovator can compine google docs for collab and drive in place of dropbox, streamline diff locations :-) #guildchat
2:41 PM eLearningGuild Q6) What are the common obstacles encountered when orgs add social media to their learning and performance strategy? #GuildChat
2:41 PM CandiceCPLP a4. Almost forgot SmartSheet, which I use every single day. #guildchat
2:41 PM Quinnovator RT @eLearningGuild: Q6) What are the common obstacles encountered when orgs add social media to their learning and performance strategy? #G…
2:41 PM npmaven RT @eLearningGuild: Q6) What are the common obstacles encountered when orgs add social media to their learning and performance strategy? #G…
2:41 PM technkl RT Q6) What are the common obstacles encountered when orgs add social media to their learning and performance strategy? #GuildChat
2:42 PM Quinnovator a6) a Miranda culture, where anything you say can and will be held against you #guildchat
2:42 PM deacti_vate A6) People staying on social media all day rather than working ;) #GuildChat
2:42 PM AjayPangarkar a6) the informality – and possibly have learners go off track, tangent #guildchat
2:42 PM npmaven A6) “One more place to log into…” Especially if it’s a “new” tool/environment. #guildchat
2:42 PM Quinnovator @technkl um, don’t want to be locked in?  Er, that’s it! #guildchat
2:42 PM technkl A6 command and control. The belief that somebody owns it #guildchat
2:42 PM JD_Dillon RT @eLearningGuild: Q6) What are the common obstacles encountered when orgs add social media to their learning and performance strategy? #G…
2:42 PM Quinnovator a6) think that ‘if you make it, it is good’, not realizing it takes facilitation #guildchat
2:42 PM npmaven RT @deacti_vate: A6) People staying on social media all day rather than working ;) #GuildChat
2:42 PM deacti_vate A6) People missing out who aren’t natural social media people, or just don’t like it for w/e reason #GuildChat
2:43 PM CandiceCPLP a6. Fear – of change, privacy violations, lack of control, looking stupid.  #GuildChat
2:43 PM technkl @Quinnovator lol. I still use both too, can’t seem to consolidate on one place, especially with free storage :-D #guildchat
2:43 PM JD_Dillon A6) Letting go of the need to drive every conversation and align it to something. Let people share what’s of value to them! #GuildChat
2:43 PM Quinnovator a6) blocking access through the firewall #guildchat
2:43 PM npmaven RT @JD_Dillon: A6) Letting go of the need to drive every conversation and align it to something. Let people share what’s of value to them! …
2:43 PM JD_Dillon RT @Quinnovator: a6) a Miranda culture, where anything you say can and will be held against you #guildchat
2:43 PM LnDDave RT @eLearningGuild: Q6) What are the common obstacles encountered when orgs add social media to their learning and performance strategy? #G…
2:43 PM npmaven RT @CandiceCPLP: a6. Fear – of change, privacy violations, lack of control, looking stupid.  #GuildChat
2:43 PM LnDDave RT @technkl: A6 command and control. The belief that somebody owns it #guildchat
2:43 PM PaolaEbranati RT @eLearningGuild: Q6) What are the common obstacles encountered when orgs add social media to their learning and performance strategy? #G…
2:43 PM deacti_vate A6) Also the need to “stop learning & start applying” – social media can compound that issue sometimes #GuildChat
2:43 PM MelMilloway A6a #1 would be adoption by the masses. Getting everyone on board. #GuildChat
2:43 PM blackshama We use whatsapp here in Oman for study groups in my efl classes  whatsapp is effective since it’s popular.also IG.#GuildChat
2:43 PM Quinnovator a6) not being active in helping Communities of Practice get up to critical mass #guildchat
2:44 PM JD_Dillon A6) Staying away from event mentality, even in SoMe. It’s not about when YOU want people to share and learn. It’s up to them. #GuildChat
2:44 PM CandiceCPLP @npmaven – that too!  #GuildChat
2:44 PM Quinnovator a6) not making it safe to share, not providing time for reflection, not valuing diversity, not being open to new ideas #guildchat
2:44 PM LnDDave A6) thinking it’s more about infrastructure than culture.  #guildchat
2:44 PM JD_Dillon A6) Attempting to tag ROI to social tools and sharing. It’s an invaluable opportunity when supported correctly. #GuildChat
2:44 PM Quinnovator RT @LnDDave: A6) thinking it’s more about infrastructure than culture.  #guildchat < yep
2:44 PM deacti_vate A6) You couldn’t exactly do compliance training over social media, since you can’t guarantee people will see/participate #GuildChat
2:45 PM Quinnovator a6) assuming people know how to work and play well together #guildchat
2:45 PM JD_Dillon A6) Moving from content creators to relationship builders and knowledge connectors. #GuildChat
2:45 PM mscardiff @Quinnovator That fear is certainly there… also fear of losing one’s job ‘coz everyone else knows how to do it now. #GuildChat
2:45 PM CandiceCPLP a6. management thinking ‘social’ = ‘not working’  #GuildChat
2:45 PM MelMilloway A6b Others may disagree but I think it should be a job in itself to lead social (media) learning initiatives. #GuildChat
2:45 PM Quinnovator a6) leaders pay lip service but don’t walk the walk #guildchat
2:45 PM npmaven RT @CandiceCPLP: a6. management thinking ‘social’ = ‘not working’  #GuildChat
2:45 PM Quinnovator RT @CandiceCPLP: a6. management thinking ‘social’ = ‘not working’  #GuildChat
2:45 PM AjayPangarkar RT @CandiceCPLP: a6. management thinking ‘social’ = ‘not working’  #GuildChat
2:45 PM technkl A6 speaks good for it via @jimbobtyer who owns organizational learning? You (http://t.co/ZMB6gnE5nm) #guildchat
2:46 PM JD_Dillon RT @Quinnovator: a6) leaders pay lip service but don’t walk the walk #guildchat
2:46 PM LnDDave A6) Social media for social media’s sake.  #guildchat
2:46 PM JD_Dillon A6) Working socially ourselves – we can’t expect others to share openly if we don’t do it everyday! #GuildChat
2:46 PM CandiceCPLP @deacti_vate – it can be part of it, though, with integration of other tools (I read this)  #GuildChat
2:46 PM gminks RT @LnDDave: A5) internal networks help me understand how we do things; it’s the external networks that help me understand what’s possible.…
2:46 PM caitsteinbach RT @Quinnovator: a6) think that ‘if you make it, it is good’, not realizing it takes facilitation #guildchat <agreed. not just a checkbox
2:47 PM npmaven RT @stipton: A6) the need to manage and overly moderate. Not letting discussions and discoveries be organic.    #GuildChat
2:47 PM JD_Dillon A6) Recognizing that we don’t own information sharing in the workplace! We just happen to be interested/capable/positioned. #guildchat
2:47 PM JD_Dillon RT @LnDDave: A6) Social media for social media’s sake.  #guildchat
2:47 PM technkl A6 thinking we need a bunch of rules and you have to sign your life away to use the tools… ugh #guildchat
2:47 PM deacti_vate A6) Meta comment: We’re really good at finding problems with things in these chats ;) #GuildChat
2:47 PM blackshama I love to tweet and I introduced this to my students. Some of them have tweeter accounts but they’re not active users. #GuildChat
2:47 PM JD_Dillon A6) Attempting to force sharing behaviors on people who prefer otherwise. Provide opportunity – don’t over-structure – iterate #GuildChat
2:47 PM CandiceCPLP @JD_Dillon “We are the Curators!” ;-)  #GuildChat
2:48 PM LnDDave A6) not respecting the different skillet required to properly support a growing online community.  #guildchat
2:48 PM eLearningGuild Q7) What can be done to help individuals and organizations make better use of social media as a tool for learning? #GuildChat
2:48 PM technkl @LnDDave aww come on, I’m already hungry #guildchat
2:48 PM mscardiff @MelMilloway Good point, Melissa. It may be social, but still need structure, moderation to lead conversation back to learning. #GuildChat
2:48 PM technkl RT Q7) What can be done to help individuals and organizations make better use of social media as a tool for learning? #GuildChat
2:48 PM LnDDave RT @eLearningGuild: Q7) What can be done to help individuals and organizations make better use of social media as a tool for learning? #Gui…
2:48 PM CandiceCPLP @technkl OMG Yes! Can we just have ‘use your own best judgment’ as a guide?  #GuildChat
2:48 PM Quinnovator RT @eLearningGuild: Q7) What can be done to help individuals and organizations make better use of social media as a tool for learning? #Gui…
2:49 PM blackshama Btw, I’m ailynlournz. Filipino…EFL teacher at SCT Salalah Oman. #GuildChat
2:49 PM technkl A7 Model how to do it, and keep on doing it! Don’t start to flake on the mindset you want to guide #guildchat
2:49 PM caitsteinbach RT @LnDDave: A6) thinking it’s more about infrastructure than culture.  #guildchat
2:49 PM mscardiff RT @eLearningGuild: Q7) What can be done to help individuals and organizations make better use of social media as a tool for learning? #Gui…
2:49 PM Quinnovator a7) model, support, reward #guildchat
2:49 PM MelMilloway @mscardiff I think it goes along with what @JD_Dillon said about curation. I curate things on SM and people really appreciate it. #GuildChat
2:50 PM LnDDave A7) model the behaviors you desire in community members. #guildchat
2:50 PM technkl RT @Quinnovator: a7) model, support, reward #guildchat < you get a cookie ;-)
2:50 PM CandiceCPLP a7. Hire someone/team that understands how to use it; plan execution as you would any project. (duh)  #GuildChat
2:50 PM Quinnovator a7) instigate it, do it, help others, make sure people find value #guildchat
2:50 PM deacti_vate A7) If the org is large enough, social media ambassadors that range from indiv. contributors to leads #GuildChat
2:50 PM MelMilloway @mscardiff @JD_Dillon At least I think they do LOL. I had a really nice note sent to me from a guy in our org about my posting. #GuildChat
2:51 PM LnDDave A7) educate stakeholders; set realistic expectations.  #guildchat
2:51 PM CandiceCPLP @MelMilloway @mscardiff @JD_Dillon So agree!  #GuildChat
2:51 PM npmaven RT @Quinnovator: a7) instigate it, do it, help others, make sure people find value #guildchat
2:51 PM PaolaEbranati RT @eLearningGuild: Q7) What can be done to help individuals and organizations make better use of social media as a tool for learning? #Gui…
2:51 PM deacti_vate A7) Remember that just because it may be slow to pick up, doesn’t mean to back off #GuildChat
2:51 PM LnDDave A7) give them @JaneBozarth’s book. :-) #guildchat
2:51 PM stipton .@mscardiff @MelMilloway agree needs leader, “build it they will come” mentality ensures failure. But careful not take control. #guildchat
2:52 PM technkl RT @LnDDave: A7) give them @JaneBozarth’s book. :-) #guildchat
2:52 PM deacti_vate A7) Example: http://t.co/uf58IVUP6u is just now starting to pick up with other contributors after a few months of me curating #GuildChat
2:52 PM MelMilloway @CandiceCPLP @mscardiff @JD_Dillon Ppl appreciate it. I saw a long Yammer thread just on a MOOC the other day. #GuildChat
2:52 PM Quinnovator RT @LnDDave: A7) give them @JaneBozarth’s book. :-) #guildchat < and @C4LPT’s, and @marciamarcia’s
2:53 PM LnDDave A7) remind stakeholders that community “management” is more about what you DON’T do.  #guildchat
2:53 PM technkl @MelMilloway @CandiceCPLP @mscardiff @JD_Dillon would love if ppl in my org even knew what a MOOC was #guildchat
2:53 PM MelMilloway @stipton @mscardiff I agree. I am anti-control. #GuildChat
2:54 PM JD_Dillon RT @eLearningGuild: Q7) What can be done to help individuals and organizations make better use of social media as a tool for learning? #Gui…
2:54 PM JD_Dillon A7) I’m sure this was said this already – model the desired behavior. Show how social tools can be used to improve performance. #GuildChat
2:54 PM blackshama A1) no.though there are specific apps that are created for specific areas of learning/skills #GuildChat
2:55 PM npmaven RT @JD_Dillon: A7) I’m sure this was said this already – model the desired behavior. Show how social tools can be used to improve performan…
2:55 PM MelMilloway @technkl @CandiceCPLP @mscardiff @JD_Dillon That’s what social media is for, for them to inform each other! LOL. #GuildChat
2:55 PM eLearningGuild Time is drawing short. Any final thoughts you’d like to share about today’s topic? #GuildChat
2:55 PM technkl @MelMilloway @CandiceCPLP @mscardiff @JD_Dillon social media in my org = email #guildchat
2:55 PM deacti_vate A7) Have some minor control to avoid toxicity, but allow debate and fun. Make it a safe place while allowing most freedoms. #GuildChat
2:55 PM stipton .@MelMilloway @mscardiff yep, that’s why many ESNs are empty. Conversations overly controlled. Tangents can lead to good things #guildchat
2:56 PM eLearningGuild Check out the Guild’s new Learning Exchange, a great new platform to connect, share, and learn. http://t.co/SARqNzzRR9 #GuildChat
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2:56 PM LnDDave RT @eLearningGuild: Time is drawing short. Any final thoughts you’d like to share about today’s topic? #GuildChat
2:56 PM JD_Dillon A7) Keep trying. It took me over a year to get a discussion board into an instructional strategy before the idea caught on. #GuildChat
2:56 PM technkl @deacti_vate that’s what community regulation is for, nobody controls, just people #guildchat
2:56 PM JD_Dillon RT @eLearningGuild: Time is drawing short. Any final thoughts you’d like to share about today’s topic? #GuildChat
2:56 PM LnDDave RT @eLearningGuild: Check out the Guild’s new Learning Exchange, a great new platform to connect, share, and learn. http://t.co/SARqNzzRR9 …
2:56 PM JD_Dillon Don’t FORCE social tools onto anyone. Provide opportunity. Show value. Model behavior. Let them decide what works. #GuildChat
2:57 PM JD_Dillon RT @eLearningGuild: Check out the Guild’s new Learning Exchange, a great new platform to connect, share, and learn. http://t.co/SARqNzzRR9 …
2:57 PM LnDDave RT @JD_Dillon: A7) Keep trying. It took me over a year to get a discussion board into an instructional strategy before the idea caught on. …
2:57 PM AjayPangarkar Wield your SoMe powers wisely and for good! #finalwords #guildchat
2:57 PM johnoeffinger75 RT @JD_Dillon: A7) Keep trying. It took me over a year to get a discussion board into an instructional strategy before the idea caught on. …
2:57 PM eLearningGuild The Learning Exchange is available to ALL eLearning Guild Members, so check it out today! Details here: http://t.co/SARqNzzRR9 #GuildChat
2:57 PM deacti_vate Social media is a GREAT solution for the terrible “Reply All” button!!! #GuildChat
2:57 PM technkl Don’t take control! Let the community “own” the experience. Don’t say “you can’t do that”, it kills motivation & ppl stop caring #guildchat
2:57 PM stipton A6) making people jump through LMS hoops to be “social”.  #GuildChat
2:58 PM LnDDave RT @eLearningGuild: The Learning Exchange is available to ALL eLearning Guild Members, so check it out today! Details here: http://t.co/SAR…
2:58 PM LearnovateSA RT @eLearningGuild: Time is drawing short. Any final thoughts you’d like to share about today’s topic? #GuildChat
2:58 PM mscardiff RT @deacti_vate: Social media is a GREAT solution for the terrible “Reply All” button!!! #GuildChat
2:58 PM stipton RT @JD_Dillon: A6) Recognizing that we don’t own information sharing in the workplace! We just happen to be interested/capable/positioned. …
2:58 PM JD_Dillon Use social tools that can adapt. As with apps, everyone has their favorite way of doing things. Flex to the user. #GuildChat
2:58 PM eLearningGuild Join us at #mLearnCon and explore how mobile technologies are being used to help people connect and share. http://t.co/Pu1DEAT4Ft #GuildChat
2:58 PM AjayPangarkar RT @eLearningGuild: Join us at #mLearnCon and explore how mobile technologies are being used to help people connect and share. http://t.co/…
2:59 PM eLearningGuild Our topic for next week’s #GuildChat is Designing for Mobile. Be sure to add the weekly chat to your calendar!
2:59 PM LnDDave RT @eLearningGuild: Join us at #mLearnCon and explore how mobile technologies are being used to help people connect and share. http://t.co/…
2:59 PM mscardiff @technkl @MelMilloway @CandiceCPLP @JD_Dillon You too? HaHa #GuildChat
2:59 PM blackshama A2) I create study groups, upload stuff,  hyperlinksites and chat with students to extend learning outside the classroom.  #GuildChat
2:59 PM LnDDave RT @eLearningGuild: Our topic for next week’s #GuildChat is Designing for Mobile. Be sure to add the weekly chat to your calendar!
3:00 PM CandiceCPLP Thanks, everyone! Great chat.  #GuildChat
3:00 PM JD_Dillon RT @eLearningGuild: Join us at #mLearnCon and explore how mobile technologies are being used to help people connect and share. http://t.co/…
3:00 PM JD_Dillon RT @eLearningGuild: Our topic for next week’s #GuildChat is Designing for Mobile. Be sure to add the weekly chat to your calendar!
3:00 PM MelMilloway @stipton TBH I wish corporate environments were more laid back & allowed more SM wise. I wish we could have Twitter chats #GuildChat
3:00 PM JD_Dillon Thanks for a fun #GuildChat everyone! I hope to cya in Orlando next month for #ATD2015 … Until then, I’m at http://t.co/Yjmy9QPDSj
3:00 PM stipton Be patient & don’t try to force social. Be present in social tools, offer up interesting tidbits, keep trying. Model the action.  #GuildChat
3:00 PM blackshama RT @eLearningGuild: Our topic for next week’s #GuildChat is Designing for Mobile. Be sure to add the weekly chat to your calendar!
3:01 PM eLearningGuild Thanks for joining #GuildChat everyone. We’ll see you next week. Have a great weekend!

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