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2010-05-25 We Are The Network: Does Social Network and Virtual World Experience Build Marketable Skills?

May 23rd, 2010

Does Social Network and Virtual World Experience Build Marketable Skills?

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This Week’s Topic

Does Social Network and Virtual World Experience Build Marketable Skills?

While some people see social networks and virtual worlds as purely social or game-focused environments, others use these platforms to experiment with business ideas, build skills and either create and deliver educational services or to learn new skills.

Does this experience translate to real-world marketable skills? What are marketable skills? What skills are learned implicitly by participation in these environments? Which skills can be learned purposefully? Are skills learned in this way equivalent to skills of the same names learned in person? Are there good and bad ways to describe, explain and market such skills to people who are not familiar with these platforms?

Join us Tuesday at 12PM noon U.S. Pacific / 3pm U.S. Eastern time for an interactive discussion, and thanks for being part of “We Are The Network”!

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Best regards,

Joel

Reading links below – have fun and see you soon!


Authentic Experiences, Assessment Develop Students’ Marketable Skills
http://www.facultyfocus.com/articles/learning-styles/authentic-experiences-assessment-develop-students-marketable-skills/

Communities in Schools – Marketable Skills Critical Questions
http://www.facultyfocus.com/articles/learning-styles/authentic-experiences-assessment-develop-students-marketable-skills/

10 Tips for Improving Marketable Job Skills
http://hubpages.com/hub/10-Tips-for-Improving-Marketable-Job-Skills

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