10 ideas to work and learn smarter

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How to use social media to kick-start your professional development, SchoolNet conference, July 2011

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  • “Working smarter is the key to sustainable and continuous improvement. Knowledge work and learning to work smarter are becoming indistinguishable. The accelerating rate of change in business forces everyone in every organization to make a choice: learn while you work or become obsolete"
  • Not usual suspectsMostly Free – online – and social
  • There’s a great place to find hundreds of chats – eg healthcare - architects – must be something of interest But there are other places to network …
  • But if you are a member – inFacebook there’s lots of groups – here’s one for instance
  • I recently opened my Google Reader to find that I had more than 1,000 unread posts from the blogs and sites that I had subscribed to. We're all bombarded by online content from of millions of blogs, online news sites, Twitter, Facebook and other social networks.In the early days, information was exchanged at the water cooler or through the telephone. Ever since the Internet went mainstream, we've been discovering content by searching for it or having it delivered by e-mail. Sometimes friends would send out a mass e-mail to share an interesting article—it clogged your inbox and sometimes spread viruses. Even though we have a multitude of tools like RSS readers, social bookmarking and link recommendations on social networks, it is still difficult to filter the useful content from the cacophony of content being produced all day long.To solve the problem of overwhelming amounts of information, we need content curation. Content can be curated by tools that choose the most suitable articles for you. These tools can tell you news of interest to you, but they can also tell you what your friends are reading. Here is a list of tools that can help you cut through the clutter and curate content that's valuable to you.When you signup for an account with Summify, you have the option of adding your Twitter, Facebook and Google Reader accounts to receive a e-mail digest of the top five stories that have been shared in your social network. The e-mail also gives you information on network sharing, comments and engagement.
  • Write your own blog about your experiences in the L&D industry, by reflecting on what you have been doing by linking to and/or embedding resources, you’ll also be helping others to learn from you too. It’s as much about giving back to the L&D community. Sync your blog with your Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and other accounts so that your postings are automatically syndicated across the Web.
  • Now heres another one that I’ve set up This is a focused discussion in a private enterprise tool – called Yammer – over 100,000 organisations are using Yammer internally – a Yammer network can be set up by anybody in the organisation I have one running for my own company, But this is an external community that means others can joinOver 700 people now in the few months – social media for organizations – some very deep conversationsBut I really liked what one person had to say about it ..
  • Start with a social system … and build in the “learning” not vice versa
  • 10 ideas to work and learn smarter

    1. How to  use social media  to work and learn  smarter 10 ideas to kick‐start your own  professional development as a teacher Jane Hart SchoolNet Conference 2011 South AfricaC4LPT.co.uk
    2. Working Smarter the key to sustainable and continuous  improvement knowledge work and learning to work  smarter are becoming indistinguishable  the accelerating rate of change forces  everyone one in every organisation to make a  choice: learn while you work  or become obsoleteC4LPT.co.uk
    3. Emerging List  of  Top 100 Tools  for Learning  2011 List at 22 June  compiled  from the Top  10 Tools  contributions  of  176 learning  professionals  worldwideC4LPT.co.uk
    4. IMPROVING PRODUCTIVITY Finding content  FINDING & USING  Personal  CONTENT Team productivityproductivity Keeping up  to date  with new  content  Sharing  links,  resources  & ideas Co‐creating  JOINING & BUILDING  content  CREATING & SHARING NETWORKS & COMMUNITIESC4LPT.co.uk CONTENT
    5. CREATORS CONTRIBUTORS CONSUMERSC4LPT.co.uk 5
    6. 1 Monitor the Web for new contentC4LPT.co.uk
    7. 2 Read blogs from industry experts/practitionersC4LPT.co.uk
    8. 3 Subscribe to your favourite blogsC4LPT.co.uk
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    10. 4 Connect with teachers/others on TwitterC4LPT.co.uk 10
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    13. 5 Connect with teachers/others on FacebookC4LPT.co.uk 13
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    15. 6 Connect with teachers/others on LinkedInC4LPT.co.uk 15
    16. 7 View and share educational presentationsC4LPT.co.uk 16
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    18. 8 Use a content curation serviceC4LPT.co.uk 18
    19. 9 Share your own experiences in a blogC4LPT.co.uk 19
    20. 10 Build your own Community of PracticeC4LPT.co.uk 20
    21. IMPROVING PRODUCTIVITY Finding content  FINDING & USING  Personal  CONTENT Team productivityproductivity Keeping up  to date  with new  content  Sharing  links,  resources  & ideas Co‐creating  JOINING & BUILDING  content  CREATING & SHARING NETWORKS & COMMUNITIESC4LPT.co.uk CONTENT
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