Joitske Hulsebosch

The 10 basic online tools every trainer and online facilitator should know

Joitske Hulsebosch

(photo by Kitty Terwolbeck ) There are lots of online tools that you can use for free or for very little money. Every week I try some new tools (like this week vialogues ) and honestly? Occasionally the high number of tools and possibilities make me restless. I have a tools list (both in a booklet and online in diigo) to try out and I never find the time or have the idea that I''ve tested enough tools.

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(almost) Everything about video for learning professionals

Joitske Hulsebosch

January was our #videoleren theme on Twitter with the Ennuonline twitter tips. In this blogpost I do a wrap up of this theme.

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From intuition to knowing for sure: a case of applying learning analytics at course level

Joitske Hulsebosch

Blogpost is written in collaboration with Francois Walgering from MOOCfactory and Sibrenne Wagenaar from Ennuonline. More and more trainers and facilitators use online platforms for online interaction to facilitate learning. This is akin to face-to-face facilitation but also has its own dynamics.

2015 69

Network skills in the 21st century

Joitske Hulsebosch

I did a session on network skills in the 21st century at a symposium for VOCUS, the students of pedagogy/education. I was the last one and wanted to put them to work rather than listen.

Roles in communities of practice

Joitske Hulsebosch

Does a learning community or community of practice need roles to function well? Should you officially assign these roles to people or is it best if people spontaneously fullfil certain roles? What about the self-organising power of communities?

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Social media: a new type of hammers for change facilitators in organisations

Joitske Hulsebosch

This is a column Sibrenne Wagenaar and I have written for the management site. I thought it might be worthwhile to translate it. The translation is mine (with a start by Google translate). We wrote this for the change facilitators working in and with organisations on change.

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Various ways to use social media as a facilitator or trainer

Joitske Hulsebosch

This is a blogpost written for a half-day workshop for facilitators with Sibrenne Wagenaar.

2011 76

So many learning style tests, so little time.

Joitske Hulsebosch

I went looking for a learning style test for an online course. I thought a learning style test was a nice ramp up for an exercise where people had to blog about their own facilitator style - from the idea that it is good to know your own preferences and biases as a trainer/facilitator.

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Twitter for organisations

Joitske Hulsebosch

I follow some organisations and some individuals on Twitter (I follow northern NGOs like @oxfamnovib , and some southern NGOs like @alamad_NGO ).

10 online icebreakers

Joitske Hulsebosch

For the third time I was going through all my resources- files and bookmarks to find online icebreakers. I thought I'd do myself (and you) a favour by listing the most interesting ones. 10 online icebreakers (the picture relates to number 10!): Two Lies and A Truth.

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What is really changing in the way we learn as a result of new technologies?

Joitske Hulsebosch

Last week I attended the Learning and Technologies conference in Londen. Like last year, it was great. Inspiring talks and the Dutch delegation (almost 25 people!) offered a nice network to make sense of new ideas. Furthermore we had Friday to explore Londen.

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Social media and reflection: marriage or divorce?

Joitske Hulsebosch

Social media in organisations has been a difficult topic and sometimes bothers me. When I am invited to do introductory sessions in organisations, I feel like I'm converting people to use MORE social media, whereas I don't believe it is a matter of using as many social media as possible.

Social learning circle- new ways of learning at a conference

Joitske Hulsebosch

Last Tuesday I've facilitated a so-called learning circle about social learning at the Next Learning conference in Den Bosch. I really like the idea behind a learning circle - a circle is composed of a group of people interested in the same topic but who do not know each other meet.

2016 28

About blogging, tunneling visions and knowledge entrepreneurship

Joitske Hulsebosch

I had the pleasure to attend a presentation by Julie Ferguson. Julie is doing research for the university of Amsterdam (VU) into (micro-)blogging as part of her PdD research about knowledge and power in the development sector. The research has not yet been published.

2011 61

It's-not-information-overload-but-filter-failure

Joitske Hulsebosch

This quote is from Clay Shirky. A wonderful way of looking at the often mentioned problem of 'information overload'. If I say I'm reading and following 100 blogs people are really shocked and I quickly add that they don't have to.

2011 61

Some lessons about capacity building in social media for development organisations in the South

Joitske Hulsebosch

Over the past half year I facilitated a social media capacity building trajectory for a group of 14 development organisations (and 2 networks) in countries like Vietnam, Mali, Bolivia etc., together with Josien Kapma and Sibrenne Wagenaar. I've already blogged about our online start.

2011 58

The influence of social media for learning - technology is more than just a means to a goal

Joitske Hulsebosch

I often hear: "technology is just a tool and should be the starting point, let's start with the goal and the technology will follow". The tech does not matter if we achieve our goal." In this blog post, I argue that technology is much more than a means.

2015 28

Benchlearning: jugling with figures for deeper learning

Joitske Hulsebosch

In Ethiopia , I worked with an NGO (Non- Governmental Organization) who had funds for small organizations. Year after year there was feedback from the organizations that approval of their funding took way too long.

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Your number of followers on Twitter doesn't matter but retweets and mentions do

Joitske Hulsebosch

Often I get the question: do people know when you unfollow them? And I used to reassure them that you only get a notification from Twitter when people start following you, not when they unfollow you.

2011 51

Learning by coincidence on Twitter

Joitske Hulsebosch

(cartoon via Rob Speekenbrink ) I get involved in lots of discussions whether Twitter - is learning (or nonsense). People are sceptical on what you can learn through 140 characters. Often I answer that you definitely learn through twittering because you can link through to blogposts, articles etc.

"If what you are working on is not worth sharing, why are you working on it?"

Joitske Hulsebosch

(This post was first published on my dutch site ennuonline.com ) Jane Bozarth is the writer of the book Show your Work. She is really a multi-talented person, she can talk without stopping, play ukelele and she can work outloud.We experienced all these talents in the webinar with Jane.

2015 28

Non-verbal communication for online facilitators

Joitske Hulsebosch

At the University I did communication studies as one of my subjects and I always liked non-verbal communication. As someone who is really enormously mirroring others non-verbal behaviours - it made me notice how often I do this.

Finding the perfect learning platform in 5 steps

Joitske Hulsebosch

After the holidays I have been bumping into the same issue with different clients: "Which platform you choose for a online part of a learning trajectory as trainer/facilitator? "

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Tools for social network analysis from beginners to advanced levels

Joitske Hulsebosch

This year I''ve been drawn to the power of social network analysis. Monday I''ll be taking my exam of the Coursera MOOC about SNA. Even though this is quite a scientific course, you learn new ways of looking at networks and for instance using Gephi with all its possibilities.

My social learning experiences

Joitske Hulsebosch

For a long time I organizing a blog carnival was on my bucket list and I finally took the plunge. I choose the topic: my example of social learning. Why this topic? I notice that there is a lot of confusion about social learning: is social learning about learning through social media?

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How can social media support learning alliances/multistakeholder processses?

Joitske Hulsebosch

Some time ago I was asked to facilitate a session on this topic. I didn't have time to blog it, but since I received a nice report (by CDI in Wageningen) so I thought it would be a nice opportunity to blog it and share the prezi I used.

The dark side of constantly being in touch through social media

Joitske Hulsebosch

I'm intrigued by the power of social media to network. It brings us new ways of communicating and knowing what's going on.

2011 46

Stimulating self-directed learning

Joitske Hulsebosch

We had quite some confusion this week going on about the concept of 'networked learning' during an interesting day with learning professionals. For some this is really about networking online through social media and learning a lot by connecting with other professionals online.

2011 46

Help! - the professional2.0 is coming.

Joitske Hulsebosch

That professionals can be wilful and opiniated we already knew (only look at house !) : several authors have written extensively about this phenomenon ( such as the Caluwé , Vermaak and Weggeman ).

2013 34

Brain science meets social media

Joitske Hulsebosch

Brain learning is currently a hot topic in the Netherlands amongst learning professionals. I read the book Brein@work van Ria van Dinteren en Nina Lazeron.

The power of infographics for learning

Joitske Hulsebosch

I made my first infographic! It took my about 3 hours, including reading - and I''m very enthousiastic about the power of making an infographic for learning. Knowledge sharing/ social learning within organization in the Netherlands Let me first talk about the content and then explain how I did it.

2014 28

Develop creativity and empathy through opposing perspectives

Joitske Hulsebosch

I have been rethinking my focus. I started working within the framework of knowledge management and communities of practice. But knowledge management in the Netherlands is still associated with databasebuilders. And communities are hijacked by the marketeers for client communities.

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Social media in organizations: the case of the ambulance services in the Netherlands

Joitske Hulsebosch

With great pleasure, I conducted a field research together with Sibrenne Wagenaar with one of the the ambulance services in the Netherlands.

2015 21

Interactive and engaging webinars- between who and who?

Joitske Hulsebosch

I'm currently using Webex for webinars, unfortunately we discovered (quite late!) that there is a maximum of 7 active microphones, and the first time we had serious problems. Now we found out that we can share the microphones, after people raise their (virtual) hands. Sounds stupid and I feel stupid.

Four strategies profesionals for personal branding via social media

Joitske Hulsebosch

Why would you be busy and thinking about personal branding? I always though branding was a horrible word 'become your own brand'. It sounds so much like shallow marketing. In the meantime I changed.

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Stimulating informal learning in organisations

Joitske Hulsebosch

It is estimated that professionals learning informally for 80% or even 94%. Personally I'm convinced of this principle though semi-formal events or workshops can play a crucial role in directing learning.

2011 39

Multitasking, Ritalin and online mindfulness

Joitske Hulsebosch

I have watched a documentary about ''our distracted brain''. I hardly dare to say it outloud but in between watching the documentary I was chatting on Skype, answering emails. Nevertheless I enjoyed it and it made me think about singletasking and focus.

2015 21

Tips for online decision making

Joitske Hulsebosch

We started our fourth learning trajectory about learning with social media in the Netherlands ' Leren en veranderen met sociale media '. It is amazing to see the energy of the people who dive into the first online block.

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Interview about the birth and growth of the HR community

Joitske Hulsebosch

On October 6th, we are going to work on a casebook learn and organise through social media with a group of about 12 learning professionals.

2011 34

Sharing our inspiration from the Learning Technologies conference with links to all our liveblogs

Joitske Hulsebosch

Sibrenne and myself arrived last Friday at Rotterdam airport with a head full of inspiration from the Learning Technologies conference and fresh air from our walk along the Thames.

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