Rethinking LinkedIn use – after 400 connections

I realized recently that I had passed the 400 connections point on LinkedIn.  I thought this a useful point to consider how I use the tool.

I have used it very inconsistently in the past.  Going forward I might be more systematic – if I have internal meetings I add the people present, previously I have been vary ad hoc how I have used it for internal networking.  I’ll also probably be more consistent with how I deal with those who attend events I have organized, a sensible approach would seem to be to encourage people to contact me there if they wish to – in the past I have added all delegates which is probably ‘a bit forward’ or not used LI to follow up at all.

Here’s a rough breakdown of the opening 400, a useful exercise as it has allowed me to remove a few people that I was not sure about:

The month in Learning (Technology): March 2015

Not too much grabbing my attention this month:

  1. Dale Carnegie Training using badges
  2. “No major wear off found on engagement, motivation, concentration and learning.” – nice to see some research seemingly confirming that student response and gamification, in class, are not sure fads but offer ongoing benefits.
  3. A Checklist for Success, or nice summary of things to consider, in relation to LMS Selection in High-Consequence Industries.
  4. Must admit that I don’t think Ive read too much from Karl Kapp of late, but his summary of the current status of gamification here is good.
  5. More buys by Blackboard.
  6. More research evidence for including physical activity within and around learning events.