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Twitter for Learning – 55 Great Articles

Tony Karrer

In a recent conversation, I was asked what I thought about twitter as a learning tool. But I also think that there’s a lot more help now around how to make effective use of Twitter as a learning tool. subQuark , June 14, 2009 Twitter Collaboration Stories eLearning Technology. Over the course of the past few years I’ve moved from saying “I don’t get it” – to feeling like it’s a good addition to my Learning Tool Set. thought it would be worthwhile to pull together these resources. Now What?

Learning with 'e's: Teaching with Twitter

Learning with e's

Most would agree that Twitter was one of the social networking phenomena of 2008, and has enjoyed exponential growth in popularity. Ever since I first began to use Twitter I have been thinking about how to harness the potential of microblogging for the benefits of my own students, and have tried out several ideas to exploit it already. microblogging aggregators Twitter Web 2.0

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Twitter Conference Ideas

Tony Karrer

Twitter has become a pretty great tool to help with socializing at conferences. Here are a few of the things we've been doing Twitter as Social Chat At both DevLearn and TechKnowledge , we created a hashtag and created a specific Twitter account that was the hub. Through twitter search you can see the various conversations going on. Great use of the Twitter stream!

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Facebook--Good for Your Memory: Twitter--Not So Much

Kapp Notes

A study recently released by Dr. Tracy Alloway of Scotland’s University of Stirling found that using Facebook stretches a person's “working memory” (short-term or recent memory), while Twitter, YouTube and text messaging tend to weaken it. She states in the article, Facebook 'enhances intelligence' but Twitter 'diminishes it', claims psychologist The ''instant'' nature of texting, Twitter and YouTube was not healthy for working memory. ''On Twitter you receive an endless stream of information, but it's also very succinct,'' said Dr Alloway. ''You don't have to process that information.

Top 100 Learning Game Resources

Upside Learning

Building Better Learning Games- Learning Visions, April 9, 2009. Marc Prensky – Twitch Speed, June 17, 2009. Using computer games in education- ThirdForce Blog, January 30, 2009. Digital games and learning gains (PDF), June 17, 2009. Examples from TWITCHSPEED.COM Digital Game-Based Learning, June 17, 2009. Casual Games get Serious, June 17, 2009.

Twitter in your Teaching

eLearning Acupuncture

Is it just me or are you seeing the word ‘Twitter’ almost everywhere these days? live in a semi-rural community and last weekend I was leafing through my local free community newspaper and I stumbled across a quarter-page announcement saying that I can now receive updates via their Twitter-feed. So if it’s everywhere you have to ask yourself, how can you use Twitter for Teaching?

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Best of eLearning Learning - First Half of December 2009

eLearning Learning Posts

December 1, 2009 to December 15, 2009. eLearning Templates – 20 Resources - eLearning Technology , December 7, 2009. It’s Culture, Leadership and E2.0 … or fail - trainingwreck , December 13, 2009. Hot Topics in eLearning for 2009 - eLearning Learning Posts , December 2, 2009. Collaborative learning using Captivate and Twitter - Adobe Captivate Blog , December 11, 2009. Dont Waste Your Time , December 10, 2009. Free-to-Use E-Learning Development 19: Techsmith Jing (Part 3) – Conclusions - The E-Learning Curve , December 8, 2009.

Jing Me, Tweet Me! Jing Direct to Twitter Coming Soon!

Visual Lounge

Especially when you only have 140 characters on Twitter. Soon, you'll be able to easily add visuals and screencasts to Twitter with the click of a button in Jing! There will be a Jing update on December 8 that will give you a fast and easy way to add your Jing screen captures and screencasts to Twitter! Set up a new Share button in Jing for Twitter. How will it work?

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Tool Set 2009

Tony Karrer

Should twitter be part of your tool set? But hopefully 2009 will be the year when that begins to change. Sue's description of a personal learning network is: Personal Learning Networks (PLNs) are all about using web tools such as blogs, wiki, twitter, facebook to create connects with others which extend our learning, increases our reflection while enabling us to learn together as part of a global community. If you care about being relevant and valuable in 2015, you had better be making moves in 2009. What should be in your tool set? So, here goes. What is a Tool Set?

How Twitter Changed the eLearning Community with Conversations

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

As I was thinking about it I began to remember other Twitter tools like the open source TwitterCamp we used at live events to display the twitter stream. In the beginning You can find out more about the start of twitter by just Googling it. The Business Insider has a good article titled The Real History of Twitter. Twitter launched in 2006. Gotta love big data.

Business applications of Twitter

E-Learning Provocateur

Earlier this week, I attended a Twitter Camp billed Twitter is not for dummies. I had the privilege of facilitating one of the breakout sessions, which focused on the business applications of Twitter. In a nutshell, I see the business applications of Twitter falling into three main categories: 1. So as a technology, Twitter is really simple. External. 2. Personal.

The Secret - Get 100.000+ Followers On Twitter In 24 Hours!


Forget all the Twitter Gurus (for a few minutes!), and read carefully the secret to getting (Can't wait! However, if you are following 1 million and have 100,000 followers, others with a bit of knowledge would think of you as a wannabe twitter king. Now, you are crowned a Twitter King! Where am I going to find one million people to follow on Twitter. Peanuts, man!),

Instructivism, constructivism or connectivism?

E-Learning Provocateur

Social and professional networks such as Facebook and Twitter. Instructivism is dead. Gone are the days of an authoritarian teacher transmitting pre-defined information to passive students. In the 1990s, constructivism heralded a new dawn in instructional design, turbo-charged by the rise of Web 2.0. Students morphed into participants , empowered to seek new knowledge and understanding for themselves, in the context of their own unique, individual experiences. Fast forward to today and connectivism is all the rage. Slippery slope. But is this gradient a fair representation? Conclusion.

Three Practical Ideas for Using Twitter in E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

Twitter’s all the rage. But many people really don’t know much about it or don’t do much with it. I’ll have to admit, I have mixed feelings about Twitter (and much of the other social media). For example, the Articulate twitter page is a good resource for Articulate users since it provides news, tutorials, and links to helpful tips and tricks. And Twitter is great for that.

I Don’t Care What You Had For Lunch: Finding Professional Value in Twitter

Social Learning

Of course, Twitter was on the list of tools we were nudged to start using on a regular basis. In my mind, at the time, I considered Twitter to be for celebrities to keep fans up to date with their most recent apologies (who cares?) To say I had some a-ha moments in regards to Twitter that week would be an understatement. More like choirs of angels sang.

Workplace learning in 10 years

E-Learning Provocateur

As staff familiarise themselves with blogs, wikis, RSS, YouTube and Twitter, and as more tech-savvy Gen-Y’s & Z’s join the organisation, the demand for self-paced, self-directed learning will accelerate. To answer this question, I’ve organised my own two cents’ worth under six major banners… 1. Learning development should be no different.

Learning in 3D Book Tour Start Date Announced

Kapp Notes

We've got over 30 bloggers on the tour with a special Twitter hashtag of #lrn3d, a Twitter book give away, a 20% discount from the publisher and even a "prize" for folks that follow the entire tour and leave a comment on every blog. It is official, the Learning in 3D book tour will start on January 11, 2010. Details will be forthcoming. The tour promises to be an exciting event so get ready. The tour stops will be announced in the near future but I will tell you the first stop will be at the blog of the person that wrote the forward to the book, Ron Burns at ProtonMedia's blog.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Building Better Learning Games

Learning Visions

Thursday, April 09, 2009 Building Better Learning Games Interested in building casual games for your learners? Read on for notes from a webinar today, April 9, 2009: Building Better Learning Games: Leveraging Game Design and User Testing for Results Our hosts today: Enspire Learning (Ben Katz) Doorways to Dreams D2D -- financial entertainment. Focus on casual video games. Assessment.

Collaborative learning using Captivate and Twitter

Adobe Captivate

captivate , twitter , collaborative learning , adobe learning summit , devlearn. I’ve finally managed make a decent recording of my session at the Adobe Learning Summit. Follow this link to view the demo (runs 18 mins). This makes use of a Captivate widget that we will be sharing with you in the near future.

This Made My Day

Bottom-Line Performance

Historical Tweets combines my love of history with the feeling “I just don’t get the point of twitter&#. Tags: LOL emerging trends and technologies historical tweets twitter I am a huge history buff. minored in history in college, just for fun. Give me a good biography about a historical figure, and I’m set for the evening.

#Lrnbk - A Twitter Book Club Experiment

The Learning Generalist

For those who follow either of us, you’ll notice that we’ve been sharing on twitter, interesting snippets from the books that we read. If you have anything to share about a book on learning, share it on twitter using the hashtag #lrnbk. Given twitter’s 140 character restriction, you should be on the right side of the law most of the time. Sumeet Moghe, 2009. Who is we?

Google Wave - Learning Environments - Best of eLearning Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

October 9, 2009 to October 16, 2009. Wednesday, October 21, 2009. Wednesday, October 21, 2009. Saturday, October 24, 2009. Monday, October 26, 2009. Wednesday, October 28, 2009. Online Games for Teaching Business Concepts and Ideas - Kapp Notes , October 16, 2009. eLearning Portal Integration - eLearning Technology , October 13, 2009. Mentoring vs. Training — Why Social Networking Isn’t Enough - aLearning , October 13, 2009. Open Source E-Learning Development 5: Media Capture - The E-Learning Curve , October 14, 2009.

Narrowing Gap between Face-to-Face and Online Presentations

Tony Karrer

If your audience is already on a laptop and connected wirelessly, then you can use techniques such as Twitter Conference Ideas with twitter as a back-channel or twitter to post links to the audience. However, because of the dramatically different characteristics of Online Conferences and In-Person Conferences and because of the narrowing gap between face-to-face and online presentations – we will see a shift towards more online conferences such as LearnTrends 2009. Are people noticing this? It seems that face-to-face and online presenting are becoming more similar.

10 Social Media Tools For Learning

The eLearning Coach

Users can create and join groups, connect with friends, display a profile, blog and microblog (similar to Twitter). Twitter, the most well-known microblogging platform, is highly public—an issue for many organizations. Do you have a training or information need that could benefit from a social media strategy? Listing is alphabetical.). Audacity. Category: Podcasts. Dimdim. TalkShoe.

What is a Learning Technologist?

Dont Waste Your Time

Learning Technologists are not always involved in purely online, distance, eLearning or mLearning, we are used to help improve and update face-to-face materials to either introduce a new technique or just to update a presentation, make it more 2009 and less 1999. see my presentations on SlideShare for recent examples: SlideShare: Twitter in Education. The question "what is a Learning Technologist", I've finally realised, can be answerd differently based on who you ask, where they work, and what day of the week it is. Does that make it any easier? No, how about this.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Describing What You Do: Instructional Design

Learning Visions

Wednesday, May 06, 2009 Describing What You Do: Instructional Design Youre at a playground and you start talking to the mom sitting on the bench next to you. billbrandon had this comment on Twitter: I usually just tell em Im a writer. ASTD TechKnowledge 2010 #tk10 ▼ 2009 (87) ► December (6) ► November (11) ► October (10) ► September (7) ► August (4) ► July (5) ► June (6) ▼ May (10) Join Me at ASTD ICE June 1&2 iPhone and the End of All Boundaries eLearning on Alltop eLearning Brand Name Recognition? What do you say?

Going from 0 to 60 - 6 Jing Videos in 60 Minutes

Visual Lounge

So, for our speed test, we'll create 6 Jing screencasts in 60 minutes next Tuesday, June 2, 2009 at 3:00 pm EDT (GMT-4)! will also post updates on Twitter ( TechSmith and BetsyWeber ). "I feel the need. the need for speed!" Ah, one of my favorite quotes from the movie, Top Gun. Remember that scene? That got me thinking about speed. It's all about speed, baby! So, tune in!

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Adult learning shminciples

E-Learning Provocateur

Just like you know only Gen-Y Americans are interested in Second Life and only spammers and corporate cowboys use Twitter. In the global game of Corporate Bingo, the term “adult learning principles&# must be one of the most abused. It’s a convenient abstract that can whitewash a range of unsubstantiated claims and half-truths. But what exactly are adult learning principles?

You had me at Snagit - Snagit for Mac is Coming!

Visual Lounge

I'll also post any news and info here on the blog and on Twitter. Now that we've released Camtasia for Mac , one of the top questions I've been hearing is, 'Will there be Snagit for the Mac?!' Well, you asked for it. The good news just keeps coming today! I'm pleased to share the news that you will be getting your wish! Want to keep up with the latest news about Snagit on the Mac?

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LinkedIn Guide for Knowledge Workers

Tony Karrer

I do a lot of presentations where one of the topics is how to use LinkedIn more effectively as part of your knowledge work. In most cases, I will ask for a show of hands: How many of you have a LinkedIn Account? Generally 50-70%. How many of you actively use LinkedIn? Generally down to 10%. How many of you get really high value from LinkedIn? - Now down to 2-5% I am continually surprised by this result ( Getting Value from LinkedIn ). can't remember how I could get things done without LinkedIn. And I consider knowing how to effectively use LinkedIn to be a core Work Literacy.

2014 EduBlogs Awards #eddies14

Dont Waste Your Time

Best new blog:  10 Day of Twitter at Regent’s University London –  [link]. Best twitter hashtag or chat:   #LTHEchat. Best free web tool:   Twitter. Edublog Awards, 2009 (Nominations). Yes, thanks to Chris Rowell  (and for the nomination), I’ve realised it’s that time of year again … Edublog Awards. EdTechBook. Best mobile app: Minecraft.

Twitter: The #1 Tool for Learning

Upside Learning

There’s been quite a bit written about how Twitter can be used for learning. A few interesting reads are listed at the end of this post. personally believe that Twitter is a great tool to get access to knowledge and information—provided you follow the right people. Now learning professionals have voted Twitter the #1 learning tool. Really. •. Happy Tweeting!

Screencast of the Week - Fighting Hunger, Editing By Candlelight and WFP

Visual Lounge

Beth caught my eye the other day when she posted this on Twitter :  .    What a cool use of Camtasia Studio! When Beth Kanter talks, I listen! Beth is wonderful for so many reasons. Beth is very innovative and is a rock star in the Nonprofit world. She teaches Nonprofits to effectively use technology and social media. She also happens to be a Camtasia Studio user. :-).

Twitter Twitter Everywhere.

Learn and Lead

Everyone’s talking about Twitter. So here's my addition to the conversation based on my experiences with Twitter as  @manishmo. What is Twitter? also like this explanation by Chris Brogan : Twitter is a stream. How do you get started with Twitter? Rohit Bhargava explains 5 stages of Twitter acceptance : I think I am somewhere in stage 2, 4 and 5!!!

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