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Facebook as an “interactive learning resource”?

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For those interested in using Facebook with students the following links may be of use: Stephen Heppell: Using Facebook in the Classroom. Here Stephen writes with his daughter Juliette Heppell, herself a teacher at Lampton Academy in London, and this short page outlines the main events on using Facebook with students, and the do/ don’t mentality we all ought to consider.

Being active in many networks (@cristinacost)

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A post from Cristina Costa on “How I manage to keep active in so many networks” was one I read at the weekend that stopped me in my tracks and made me think “that’s it, that’s what I meant to say!” Simple … when someone questions your activity on blogs, Twitter, Google+, etc., ” But what was the question? how do you respond?

Top activities for self-development

Your Training Edge

Here are some of the top activities for self-development you can do right now. Top activities for instant self-development. These are all activities that help you create habits for better and effortless self-development. You can follow her on Facebook and Google+. Whenever you ask anyone what they want from life, chances are, they will say they just want to be happy.

Active and Passive Learning in Organizations

The Peformance Improvement

Another approach is to make the learner an active creator of knowledge and skills. Internal job aids  (to support use of systems, processes and activities). External personal and professional networks and communities (including online social networks like Facebook and Twitter). Coaching Organizational Learning Training active learning Jane Hart learning organizational learnin

Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success

activity to 50 new hires, 2) Promote and support new managers to lead teams, 3) Improve. For example, to support objective 1— standardize and ramp up hiring activity to 50 new hires – you might use courses such as. This all sounds great, but what is social learning and is it reliant on Facebook. After the course provides information on planning the work and an activity.

'Using Facebook & Twitter For Learning & Teaching' Workshop

ZaidLearn

INTRODUCTION Today more than 900 million people use Facebook, and more than 300 million use Twitter to connect, share and interact with one another. Then we will explore and discuss with the participants how they can use Facebook for learning and teaching. Social_Media PLE Facebook web2.0 Day two will be dedicated to exploring Twitter basics and apps for learning and teaching.

Facebook & Twitter for Learning at #IMEC8!

ZaidLearn

Facilitating a half-day hands-on ' Facebook & Twitter for Learning ' workshop on the 13th March (2013) at the 8th International Medical Education Conference (IMEC-2013). FACEBOOK & TWITTER WORKSHOP Today more than one billion people use Facebook, and more than 500 million use Twitter to connect, share and interact with one another. learning Social_Media Facebook web2.0

The Ultimate Facebook Guide for eLearning Professionals: 16 Golden Tips to Follow

Everything E-Learning

Facebook may be perceived as a distraction for online learning audiences. In this article, I’ll share a Facebook guide for eLearning professionals explaining why Facebook is such a powerful eLearning tool. You can also find 6 invaluable tips on how to use Facebook for eLearning, as well as 10 additional tips on how to run successful Facebook groups. Be active.

Using Facebook as a learning platform

eFront

Let’s start this post by stating that Facebook was not actually created as a learning platform, it can however clearly be used to enhance and support elearning. Facebook makes it easy to network and interact with other virtual students, and because most people know how to use Facebook they don’t need to become familiar with a new platform. Ball, L., 2012). Mazer, Richard E.

Activating Latent Knowledge Capacity

George Siemens

In many ways, this is where computing was in two separate phases: pre-Microsoft Office and pre-Facebook. Facebook plays a similar integrative role for participative technologies. For people who had been blogging since late 1990′s or early 2000′s, Facebook wasn’t of much value. Facebook allowed anyone to start sharing images, ideas, and form social networks and to do so in a single tool with similar functionality across different activities. Facebook made connecting easy and they were rewarded as a billion+ people joined. approach.

Facebook for e-Learning

eFront

News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 11/07/2010 Facebook for e-Learning Facebook objective is " to help you connect and share with the people in your life ". 50% of Facebooks active users log on to Facebook in any given day. What about course content for use with Facebook?

Facebook as a Learning Platform

Tony Karrer

Facebook seems to be coming up everywhere the past few weeks. The most recent, which finally got me to post, was a Stephen Downes post - I'm Majoring in Facebook, How about You? The class has each student creating applications in Facebook and presenting to potential investors. Why is Facebook so hot right now? I see two main reasons which I give below, but first.

Facebook’s New Streaming Service: What You Need to Know

OpenSesame

From Snapchat’s debut in 2011 to Twitter’s ugly war with Meerkat and its later acquisition of the streaming service, Periscope , Facebook is now tentatively entering the live streaming market. In early August, Facebook announced its release of a live streaming feature, Live , similar to Twitter’s Periscope and Snapchat’s Snapchat Live and Snapchat Story. Celebrity Involvement.

Monster.com Launches BeKnown: Professional Social Networking for Facebook

Learning on the Leading Edge

Today Monster.com dropped the gauntlet and launched BeKnown , a new Facebook application that hopes to become the professional social network for Facebook users, and a vital new tool for recruiters, human resources, and talent acquisition teams. Facebook vs. LinkedIn for Professional Social Networking. Fig 1: Facebook vs. LinkedIn vs. Monster Networks (Comscore March, 2011).

Thumbs up: Integrating eFrontPro with Facebook

eFront

Then, there is eFrontPro’s turn-key support for LDAP and Active Directory-based Single-Sign On, as well as its support for the industry standard Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML), that allows administrators to integrate it with all kinds of identity providers. Facebook you say? Getting your Facebook on. Product News efrontpro Facebook integrationsAnd that’s it.

Book Review: “Using Social Media in the Classroom” #edtech

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They allow us to break out of the paradigm of the monolithic learner into the more intricate and complex world of constructivist, active, and situated pedagogies.” I’m a Learning Technologist. Regular readers will know I have an interest in using, and understanding how we can use, Social Media and Social Networks with students and learning. ” (p. 8). Diverse Practices.

Engaging course alumni using Facebook: the case of Ruforum

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

To start with an interview with Carolyn Nandozi from Uganda about her experiences facilitating a facebook group for alumni. I met her during an online facilitation course which I facilited (online ofcourse :) and found out she has some interesting experiences with an alumni group. RUFORUM has done this using Facebook. However, they may be more active in commenting. elearning.

Rules for Kids and Teenagers for Facebook Usage

Learn and Lead

So I succumbed to pressure and signed up my daughter on Facebook. Most of her friends are already on Facebook. Her FB wall is now active and flowing. So I plan to give her a printout of the following rules for Facebook. UPDATE from Nancy Curtis on Facebook: ABSOLUTELY NON-NEGOTIABLE RULE OF ALL RULES for Facebook: you MUST be friends with your parent(s) and you MUST not use privacy settings to block your parents from any part of your page. Tags: Teenager Rules Behaviour Facebook Tips Kids Don't talk to strangers. Watch what you say.

WordPress Plugin #13: WordBooker (WordPress and Facebook integration)

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Wordbooker; “… allows you to cross-post your blog posts to your Facebook Wall. You can also “cross pollinate&# comments between Facebook and your WordPress blog.&#. One aspect of the plugin I do like, however, and is working is that ability to re-publish an article to Facebook when you edit it in WordPress. Sweet! View as Slideshow]. WordPress WordPress30

Monster.com Launches BeKnown: Professional Social Networking for Facebook

Learning on the Leading Edge

Today Monster.com dropped the gauntlet and launched BeKnown , a new Facebook application that hopes to become the professional social network for Facebook users, and a vital new tool for recruiters, human resources, and talent acquisition teams. Facebook vs. LinkedIn for Professional Social Networking. Fig 1: Facebook vs. LinkedIn vs. Monster Networks (Comscore March, 2011).

Activity Steams: Splicing information and social relations

George Siemens

Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn had been around for several years before “social media&# become a common term to describe the tools and methods of interacting online. Three trends are high on my list of “things to follow&# : data visualization, activity streams, and learning/knowledge analytics. Activity Streams: Splicing Information and Social Relations.

10 hot tips for moocers

E-Learning Provocateur

Participate actively in the discussion forum. Concentrate your discussion activity on only one or two threads each week. made the mistake of bouncing between Twitter, Google+ and Facebook in case I missed out on anything, but all that did was waste my time. Now that I have participated in a mooc, I am naturally qualified to dispense expert advice about them. Do something daily.

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4 Ways to Apply the Situated Learning Theory

Origin Learning

Real learning happens only when it is contextual – meaning, when students can directly apply it in authentic activities, contexts and cultures. Situated learning environments place students in learning situations where they are actively immersed in an activity while using problem-solving (critical thinking) skills. Some of the ways to apply this theory are: Group Activities.

The virtual suicide machine: facebook harasses Dutch artists for freedom of choice

Ignatia Webs

So facebook now sues a brilliant Dutch artist Walter Langelaar from the Worm artist collective. So why is facebook (which started out as a fun endeavor for students) suddenly so angry (= lawyers, threatening letters, hostile words)? Because if you write yourself out of facebook, your data still remains in their servers, so they can use it for commercial purposes (your preferences, your interests.). So if facebook sells this data to third companies, those companies learn a little bit more about yourself. activism social media Artists almost always impress.

3 Reasons Why Trainers Don’t Need Social Media

Learning Rebels

Question of the week: Should L&D be active within social media? Join LinkedIn groups and here’s the catch with joining any group… BE ACTIVE. Join a Facebook group with other relevant people, follow L&D industry pages. Here is the ATD facebook page , the Learning Rebels page – it doesn’t matter which L&D person or company you follow. Walk the talk ? Seriously.

Facebook – WE are the product

Adventures in Corporate Education

Here’s a question for you: if you are on Facebook (and over 500 million of us are), do you consider yourself to be one of Facebook’s customers? (I’ll give you a second to ponder this question……………………). If you said yes, I am a Facebook customer – well I hate to break this to you but you aren’t. Facebook’s customers are the businesses that pay for those targeted ads we see in the right-hand column of the Facebook interface. How is Facebook so good at targeting those ads?

Making a MOOC ‘successful’

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Has a course, with a specialist audience (perhaps not ‘massive’ in the sense of tens of thousands of active users, but with a well defined but small community that covers a very specialist industry, theory, concept, etc.) Yes, most of us have Twitter and LinkedIn and Facebook accounts. I’ll put my hand up and admit I’ve been very active pushing my/Warwick’s latest MOOC ( Literature and Mental Health ) as much as I dare on my various channels. Designing a ‘successful’ MOOC is one thing. But what about making a MOOC successful?

How to focus in the age of distraction

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Being active in many networks (@cristinacost). Social Network Digital Detox Distance Learning eBook eBooks Email Facebook Google Mind Map Online Course Social Evolution Social Learning Social Media Twitter So many of us are connected and/or using our connected devices regularly. So then, how do we stay focused in this “age of distraction”? ” at me.

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Sources in Student Writing

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SlideShare and Facebook most cited source for content sharing websites. Is this the format of the future ‘active learner’ , to prefer the easy/quick option to gaining a qualification? Infographic: Does Facebook make you a better student? This study was conducted for both Higher Ed and Secondary Education.” Wikipedia the most cited source for information.

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6 Ways to Add Sizzle to Your Classroom

Learning Rebels

You can take pictures during an activity and post those to be seen or email them to the group afterwards. You can do this using a variety of very easy to use (and set-up) tools – Free tools such as Diigo , Tumblr , FaceBook, Blogger, PBWiki or Enterprise tools such as SharePoint, Jive , Yammer or SocialCast. Remember, this is the year of Kaizen. Kaizen! . Sure you have.

E-Learning Design Part 6: CDSM’s Active Learning Model™

CDSM

In this final post in the series, we’re going to reveal how we ensure that sound theory is turned into exemplary practice, by giving you an insight into the formula we use for producing successful e-learning content for our customers – a formula we call our Active Learning Model™. What is CDSM’s Active Learning Model™? How CDSM’s Active Learning Model™ Works for Everyone.

TechSmith Around the Web - Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and More.

Visual Lounge

If you're reading this blog, I'm going to go out on a limb and guess that at some point you have visited TechSmith's website. :-) That's great, but did you know that we're also active on a lot of other communities beyond TechSmith's own website? Feel free to check us out on a variety of other sites like Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Flickr. Facebook Fan Pages: Snagit.

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Don’t give it to me unless I can customise it

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For something like Blackboard I had to work in the defined structure and implementation of the installation, but I settled in to it because I had the ability to use it creativity when it came to different approaches to presenting learning materials, online activities, offline resources. have also customised my own learning. I use my network ( PLN ) on social sharing platforms like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc. My first car was a 1993 Rover Mini Cooper 1.3i, in British Racing Green (obviously). At the same time as mod’ing my Mini I also started to work in web design.

Technology – Distraction or Opportunity?

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Technology BYOD EdTech Education Education Technology eLearning Facebook Learning Technology Social Learning Social Media Social Network Tablet Twitter This article by Julie Tausend on the EdTech Magazine website – Distraction or Opportunity? The problem, of course, is that not every student is that engaged.” Image source: Music Time by TheirHistory  (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 ).

Does your avatar matter?

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but I ended up liking it … and it’s stuck for the last 6 months: Note : I’ve not mentioned Facebook or avatars that I’ve used. There’s a good reason, I don’t use Facebook for work or my professional activity. keep my Facebook account separate to my other online activities, this is part of how I choose to use social networks.

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Advice to Teachers in Florida: Don't use Facebook with Students

Kapp Notes

Teachers are being asked not to use Facebook, even though more than 500 million active users are on the site and 50% of the active users log on to Facebook in any given day and the average user has has 130 friends and people spend over 700 billion minutes per month on Facebook. Facebook Statistics "Educators just need to unfriend students immediately to prevent incidents like this from occurring," Donzelli warned. behavior without supervision. This is going after the symptom and not the root cause. Is that an academic position?) Stay way.danger.

Students and Information Technology 2012 #edtech #eLearning #educause

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Prioritize the development of mobile-friendly resources and activities that students say are important: access to course websites and syllabi, course and learning management systems, and academic progress reports (i.e., 54% of students more actively involved in courses that use technology. The report summary has the following key points and recommendations: Key Findings. grades).

Reading: Learner engagement in MOOCs

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VLEs are somewhat to blame for the apathy or lack of engagement in online activities, especially discursive or forums or comment sections – you’re locked into one specific tool for engagement. But this is not the whole reason the activity will fail. Or there are comments as you’d find on FaceBook. If you want to go and read it before carrying on, be my guest.

Achieving Learning Flow with Your Online Member Education

Association eLearning

Csikszentmihalyi’s Flow model describes the concept of being so engaged in an activity, such as an online course, that you remain engaged for an extended period of time, completing modules, activities, and assessments without taking breaks. You begin to lose yourself in the activity and experience feelings of devotion, energy, and delight. Share this on Facebook.