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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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Presentation: Twitter in Education

Dont Waste Your Time

Twitter in Education Twitter Blogging eLearning Social Network University 2.0 Web 2.0

Where would I be without Twitter?

Dont Waste Your Time

And some are just banal observations for no other reason than Twitter was available and somewhere I can put a random thought, observation, rant, or other piece of useless information. . Been on Twitter longer than 99.5% of all Twitter users, but only 64% of the time since Twitter first launched. But what has Twitter done for me? Twitter in Education.

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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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?

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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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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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.

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.

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.

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!),

Twitter as Personal Learning and Work Tool

Tony Karrer

For people new to the concepts of social media and reviewing their tool set, is Twitter a good choice as a tool? My concern about twitter is that it will be too random for most people, especially those who have not established any relationships / understanding of the people they are following. There is one exception to this.

Twitter Tips: for Teachers & Educators

Dont Waste Your Time

Once people have found out I’ve been using Twitter for all of about 4 months now they think I’m an expert (I’m not, and do not profess to be) and keep asking me; what is it all about, then? Twitter Academia Blogging eLearning Social Network University 2.0 Good question, and not one I’ve really been able to answer for myself, let alone answers for [.] Web 2.0

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.

Jing + Twitter = Magic!

Visual Lounge

All Jing users, both free and Pro users, now have the ability to post your Jing captures and screencasts straight to Twitter! Will you use the new Twitter sharing option? And, now that we've added the new Twitter option, what features or functionality would you like to see added in the next Jing update? If you're a Jing user, you may have noticed that Jing had an update today!

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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.

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.

Adding Facebook and Twitter to student participation

Dont Waste Your Time

Students at Purdue University are experimenting with a new application developed at the school called Hotseat that integrates Facebook, Twitter, and text messaging to help students “backchannel” during class. Tags: Twitter Facebook PowerPoint SMS Social Media Social Network Technology Video The idea behind this isn’t new; using social media in conferences allow participants to engage the speaker(s) to exchange ideas and questions on the fly. The difference here is [.].

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.

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.

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.

Adding Yourself to Your Own Twitter List


ones recently who Twitter gave access to their new feature, Twitter Lists. Just like Twitter accounts, you may "follow" Twitter lists. Hopefully this ability will make it easier to filter content on Twitter. Twitter List: Collaboration 2.0. adding yourself to your own Twitter list. My thanks to C|Net which is where I learned this feature.

Top Learning Resources of 2009

Learn and Lead

2009 was a continuation of my journey of online self-learning. share with you the top learning resources from my PLE (personal learning environment) for the year 2009. Here are my top learning resources for the year 2009 (in no particular order): Twitter has been one of the most valuable learning tool for me this year. For updates about technology, I rely on my Twitter network. have found these valuable in my learning during the year. This is definitely not a comprehensive list. You can find the learning professionals I follow here and here.

10 Tips to Get Started with Twitter

Learn and Lead

I have been getting a lot of Twitter newbie followers, some folks who I am inducting to Twitter and others who read my blog, or have worked me at some point of time. I try to get them started by giving them tips and introducing them to people they can follow. So what’s my advice to get started on Twitter? Here are 10 tips to get you started with Twitter.

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?

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.

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.

#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?

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.

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. Educause.

Our Top 10 Learning Tools 2009

Upside Learning

We decided to contribute to the 2009 list by sending in our own list of Top 10 Tools for Learning Professionals. Twitter: I’ve only been on Twitter for the last two months, but it is already up there on my top 5 list. I do think it will become my # 1 tool for personal learning pretty soon. My Twitter id: Jane Hart conducts annual surveys of the top 100 learning tools. Her site, Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies , has some wonderful resources on learning tools, social learning, and more. Our team just loves it. 3.

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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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.

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.

A Twittering Coffee Machine

Learning and Technology

Twittering coffee machine. Much like my post about controlling your house lighting, it is fun to consider how a world full of twittering objects could make life easier. Tags: twitter I think this is interesting. This coffee pot is connected to a Macbook so I don't think it is cost effective, but the idea of getting a tweet when the coffee is ready, is something I would like.

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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