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Powerful Learning: The Government's Animated Gifs for Public Services

Powerful Learning: The Government's Animated Gifs for Public Services | The Social Media Learning Lab | Scoop.it

It's compelling what an animated gifs can do!  They are also are more performance and cost-effective than standard video or images.  It's a great way to update your programs to the digital space and improve customer interest as well as satisfaction.


Here are some examples:

  • Repurpose user-generated content (Peace Corp)
  • Create eye catching and easy to follow tutorials and instructions - Use animated gifs to explain how people can do a certain task, such as how to sign into a website, or how to set privacy settings on a website. (Seeing is believing with the author's excellent example.)
  • Use U.S. government records to bring history to life - Features images from the last time a gyrocopter flew to Capitol Hill almost 100 years ago
Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

I see creative, expansive use of these digital gifs in all forms of online media, including the government, and also healthcare, education, and just for fun.  It's a great way to combine education and social media too.  ~  Deb

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10 Ways to Learn From Twitter: Informal, Fast and Current

10 Ways to Learn From Twitter: Informal, Fast and Current | The Social Media Learning Lab | Scoop.it

Twitter is a powerful platform for personal and professional learning, enrichment and growth. Use Twitter for informal learning.Post from: The eLearning Coach.





Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

First shared on Agile Learning, this post also belongs here in the Social Media Learning Lab.  ~  Deb

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Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, July 31, 2013 9:22 PM

Social media has world-wide, instant read tools for informal learning.  A post like this, by an e-learning coach, absolutely has a place in Agile Learning.  (There's more on the Social Media Learning Lab curation stream as well.)  ~ Deb

Robin Martin's comment, July 31, 2013 9:25 PM
Very, very cool Deb!
Deb Nystrom, REVELN's comment, July 31, 2013 11:49 PM
Thanks for the comment Robin!
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Transliteracy : Constructing Knowledge and Networks | Library world, new trends, technologies

Transliteracy : Constructing Knowledge and Networks | Library world, new trends, technologies | The Social Media Learning Lab | Scoop.it

"This hot whiteboard illustration of the nuances of social media is going the distance.  After sharing it on Facebook & Pinterest, it now appears here in a new context, Transliteracy."


Librarians gathered together for a one-day conference on ARLD Day 2012 (27 April) in Minnesota to engage, discuss and connect on the theme “Transliteracy: Constructing Knowledge and Networks and more.


Lane Wilkinson, Assistant Professor and reference and instruction librarian at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, advocated a new literacy taxonomy in his keynote presentation. Lane shared his views on "Wwhat is Transliteracy?


“Transliteracy is the ability to communicate meaning between media.  ...Transliteracy helps us promote literacy across technological barriers.”


See the full presentation with slides & audio, via the original article link here.


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Deb Nystrom, REVELN's comment, July 24, 2012 3:08 PM
I shared this on Facebook & Pinterest, but it also belongs elsewhere too, obviously. Thanks for the inclusion.
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Blogging & Curation, Business Lessons Learned using Traditional and New Social Media Tools | LA2M

Blogging & Curation, Business Lessons Learned using Traditional and New Social Media Tools | LA2M | The Social Media Learning Lab | Scoop.it

Are you a small to medium business owner?  If so, what are the best choices to leverage  current & NEW social media tools, from blogging mainstays to newer curation tools like ScoopIt, Quora, Pinterest, paper.li & tech.li?


JT & I presented what we've found useful in our paths as independent consultants and business owners.


We have shared our tools and learning to demystify the blog and/or curate process and have provided practical examples as well as what we have each achieved in just the past two years.


Learn how social media "traditional" blogging tools (Wordpress, Twitter, LinkedIn) as well as newer social media curation tools (ScoopIt, Pinterest, paper.li) can help your business grow.


Get first-hand exposure to how these tools are applied. Our videos and powerpoint slides will help you answer:


What would be best for me to grow my business and help me move from an unknown to becoming a true partner to my customers?


Deb Nystrom of Reveln Consulting delivers large-scale innovation, change leadership and organization development consulting and coaching support to executives. Deb leverages her message and brand across multiple social media channels and networks.


Co-presenter, JT Pedersen, is a product strategist and provides management consulting in the software space. He has become a recognized blogger, sought-after book reviewer, and writer for Tech.li.


Presentation Level: Intermediate


Here's the link to our newly archived full presentation:  My YouTube video (at the bottom), UStream archive & slides:

http://la2m.org/events/blogging-curation-business-lessons-learned-using-traditional-and-new-social-media-tools

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Five Social Media Trends that are Reshaping Religion

Five Social Media Trends that are Reshaping Religion | The Social Media Learning Lab | Scoop.it

Over the past couple years, religionistas of all sorts have attempted to navigate a new media landscape in which old constructions of religious authority, identity, affiliation, and practice are changing almost by the minute.


Trends the author has noticed reshaping religion and spirituality (Excerpted, great stuff in the full post, including many live links to examples):


1. Social Prayer
Throughout 2011, the “Jesus Daily” Facebook page has outranked soccer superpowers and celebrity superstars like Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber as the “most engaging” locale on Facebook. …more than half of the top twenty most engaging pages—pages that move beyond mere broadcast messaging to share content that inspires participants to interact with one another—are religious.


2. Ministers-On-The-Go
The location based service (LBS) Foursquare reached 10 million users this summer —a 10,000 percent increase over its member base in 2009. While there are questions about whether all those members are active, and bigger ones about whether Foursquare will be able to hold its own against LBS applications now offered by Facebook (which just acquired LBS competitor Gowalla) and Google, it’s clear that the social practice of “checking in” wherever you are is taking hold across social media platforms.


3. O Holy App
With more than half a million apps now available for the iPhone or iPad, and maybe 232 for the Android, it’s clear that the number of religiously-themed apps is growing. Prayer book apps, those for on-the-go spiritual practices, and other tools that integrate spirituality into everyday life have been most popular.
If the folks at Nielsen are correct, smartphones will continue to overtake, uh, dumb phones, making app-based connection and information-sharing a continuing growth area.


4. Curate as Curator
Religionistas who can curate content that facilitates online and offline connection will earn more stars in the digital book of everyday life than those who …(oh, sweet mother of mercy, please make it stop!) their latest sermon.


5. A Few New Commandments
In 2009, the Episcopal Diocese of Connecticut was among the first to offer social media guidelines. The United States Conference of Catholic Bishop published social media guidelines. The USCCB guidelines have a similar tone to those from the Diocese of Connecticut, with charming definitions of things like “web 2.0” and “blogs.”


Elizabeth Drescher is the author of Tweet If You ♥ Jesus: Practicing Church in the Digital Reformation (Morehouse, 2011) and, with Keith Anderson, the forthcoming Click 2 Save: The Digital Ministry Bible (Morehouse, 2012).

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Beyond the Stilted Webinar: 5 Essential Ingredients For Learning (SPLAT)

Beyond the Stilted Webinar:  5 Essential Ingredients For Learning (SPLAT) | The Social Media Learning Lab | Scoop.it

Kelly created the acronym, SPLAT, to define the five most ingredients in helping others learn.
   

S = Safety–creating an environment that allows for learning
P = Problem solving–helping others find solutions
L = Lectures–avoiding them and focusing on teaching instead
A = All–all audiences are visual learners
T = Talking–teaching others is one of the best ways to learn

  
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Remember this from the 5 points in the article:

   

4. All Audiences Are Visual

   
Bryan Kelly addresses the research on variety of ways students learn. …in studying the neuroscience of audiences, Kelly found the vast majority of people are still influenced significantly by what they see.

Simply talking through content with listeners is not enough.

   

5. Talking: a reminder that learning almost always happens best when learners talk about what they learn.

  

…In the school setting… A true assessment is to see if a learner has internalized a lesson enough to effectively tell someone else about it.

   

…we can keep learning meaningful when we SPLAT:

  • Provide safe learning environments.
  • Make content a part of finding solutions to problems.
  • Engage others by avoiding lectures.
  • Remember all of us learn though what they see in visuals.
  • And help others apply and “talk through” what they have learned.
        

As always in our ScoopIt news, click on the photo or title to see the full Scooped post.

       

Related tools & posts by Deb:

      

      

      

       

  • Are you local to SE Michigan?  Find out more about horse-guided leadership development sessions (no fee demos) for individuals by contacting Deb, after reviewing her coaching page here.

                 


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Getting social with learning, powering up by getting diggity digital with it.   Why not release the power by empowering in the 2014 learning places?   ~  Deb

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Stephanie Sandifer's curator insight, July 27, 2014 11:17 AM

I consider myself to be an "experienced" educator -- that means I've spent many years in the classroom and I'm "old."  But I've never stopped trying to learn more and to be reflective about what I am doing so that I can improve how I help students learn.  

The five ingredients listed in this blog post are fairly "spot on" in my opinion and my experience.  I would have enjoyed a post like this when I first started my teaching career.  I'm not sure if I would have fully understood all of this initially -- but it would have made it much easier to learn this in the trenches.  

Share this with all of your teaching colleagues -- "experienced" and "new" to the profession... 

Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, July 27, 2014 7:53 PM

So many webinars do NOT follow this handy SPLAT acronym.  Q & A, by "raising your hand" is not the same as "talking is learning."  We have a long ways to go to enable full conversation in webinars.  The current stay is still MUCH more lecture based.  ~  Deb

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Me as an infographic! Christina's Bio Illustrates It.

Me as an infographic! Christina's Bio Illustrates It. | The Social Media Learning Lab | Scoop.it

To illustrate the previous full video on teaching, learning and doing research via social media in a university setting, here is an Infographic on Christina Costa.


The website also links to her PhD thesis:  

The participatory web in the context of academic research : landscapes of change and conflicts


  • I just developed an infographic on my experience using easel.ly
  • It doesn’t look as great as I’d like – need to improve my design skills!! – but this was pretty easy to create.

  • A great way to illustrate one’s experience.  (by Christina Costa.)

 


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I'd be remiss if I didn't also Scoop this to my Social Media curation stream at the SMLL - social media at the university, with the video lecturers bio illustrated via this infographic tool.  ~  Deb

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Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, July 15, 2013 11:29 AM

As she says,  "A great way to illustrate one’s experience."  ~  D

Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, July 15, 2013 11:34 AM

Originally posted on my curation stream, "Infographics and Sweet Stats" - it also belongs here on Agile Learning to illustrate Christina's video listed below (full session on using Social Media in learning, research, teaching.) ~ D

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Managing Leadership Change: the Transition to a Social Business, New Experts May Emerge

Managing Leadership Change: the Transition to a Social Business, New Experts May Emerge | The Social Media Learning Lab | Scoop.it

"What's working in social business in 2012? Tech sales, marketing and the speakers circuits are doing well. Implementation and organizational change are lagging behind.  New leader & experts may be emerging in the gap."

 

There's helpful context in this piece in understanding social business in 2012, now that social media is becoming mainstream.   Transparency reigns.  Traditional organizational structures will not be able to keep up.

 

Excerpts:

 

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...new leaders and experts may emerge, as it takes different leadership and an understanding of networks to support a social business.

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...Pervasive connectivity changes organizational power structures, though the full effects of this take time to become visible. From a transparent environment new leaders and experts may emerge, as it takes different leadership and an understanding of networks to support a social business.

 

...Interconnected people and interlinked information flows, and these will bypass established structures and services. Work gets more democratic as it becomes visible to all.

 

Agile social businesses need people who can work in concert on solving problems, not waiting for direction from above. Management must ask: how can we help you work in this transparent environment? 

 

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Changing to more social behaviors takes time, but most of all, it takes trust.

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In social networks we often learn from each other; modelling behaviors, telling stories and sharing what we know.  While not highly efficient, this is very effective for learning.

 

There is a need to model the new behaviors of being transparent and narrating one’s work.

 

Social business also requires power-sharing; for how long will workers collaborate and share if they cannot take action with their new knowledge and connectivity?

 

Changing to more social behaviors takes time, but most of all, it takes trust.

 

Once social technologies have been installed, modelling new work behaviors becomes the main organizational challenge.

 

Sources:   By @hjarche via @charlesjennings


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Curation Strategy at IBM: Collaboration & Empowered Communication [Video]

Curation Strategy at IBM: Collaboration & Empowered Communication [Video] | The Social Media Learning Lab | Scoop.it

It's been said that IBM's geniuses collective will challenge Apple's 1 genius (Jobs) model.  (Another post about that precisely is here.)


This post features an interview with IBM's VP for digital strategy & devel. highlighting their change/leading trend practice on internal curation.

 

I'm sharing Robin Good's ScoopIt (curation commentator, blogger) geared for trend spotters, intranet managers and content strategists.

 

Mark Ragan interviews Ben Edwards, Vice-President for Digital Strategy and Development at IBM on  the changing landscape for corporate intranets.

 

What caught my attention:

 

- Effective internal collaboration within the company can bring to the development of new commercial products and services.

 

- Institutional and internally-produced professional content is declining and it is giving way to lots of new employee-generated content. 

 

- The company must be outward looking and play a role in suggesting what employee must be attention to.

 

- Curation is an effective approach to manage and extract greater value from such growing amount of content.

- Curation is about providing a trusted source that can  pick, select, suggest and "frame" what needs to be attention to. What is of value. 

 

- Curation is about being a subject matter expert on a specific "vertical" area of interest - and this is something a company may want to look into both for "external" and "internal" communications

 

- Companies like IBM are now enabling the "experts" within the company to communicate more and better. 

 

- The trend is toward cultivating more internal collaboration, and to enable our people to be great communicators who can create extra value out there

 

Insightful. 8/10

 

See the 9 min video interview here: http://www.hrcommunication.com/Main/Articles/7388.aspx 


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