News from the Social Learning Centre

Here’s the latest news from the Social Learning Centre – what’s been happening in January and what’s coming up in February? Membership has now reached over 700.  For non-members I’ve been adding some new (free) resources and some free on-demand tutorials.  How to use Twitter for social learning is particularly popular.

First of all, the Introduction to social learning in the workplace programme begins on 20 February. I want to build a small group of participants with a common interest so that we can have some good discussions around this topic. There are a few places left, so let me know if you would like to join this one. Details are on the page (link above).

Secondly, on 22 February, I have my first In Conversation with .. webinar, with Jane Bozarth. This is going to be fun. It won’t be the normal presentational-style webinar, but a dialogue where I talk to Jane about her job, her books, and her thoughts about the use of social media in the workplace. Joining instructions once again are on the In conversation with Jane Bozarth webinar page, and how you can also information on how to leave your questions for Jane.

I am lining up a number of great guests for this series of webinars; and you can find out who’s coming up on the Webinars page.

During January I also added a few more interest groups to the list including: Google applications for Learning, Social Learning Theory, Meet the ITA Team  and Community Leadership. You can view the full list of interest groups here.

I’ve also enabled the site-wide Activity stream so you can get a better view of all the public activity.  You can use this to post directly into the groups of which you are a member (and these are listed in the pull-down menu), so that other  group members are notified of it.  Note, if you post into your Profile – it will only be visible in the Activity stream and in your profile.

Updates in the group and site-wide Activity stream are also now editable within 10 minutes of posting – so if you realise you made a typo, you can now easily correct it.

And just a reminder, that both members and non-members can keep up to date with general news about the Social Learning Centre by subscribing to the RSS feed.