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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?

How Twitter can be used for informal personal learning?

Dont Waste Your Time

I joined Twitter in January 2008 and in the last 6 years, 4 months, and 7 days since my first tweet I have made or posted nearly 33,000 tweets! As I highlighted in my post from last year I have found Twitter the single most important source of information, events, research, back-channel, inspiration, and motivation I have even come across. links to articles, papers, books.

Travel, tracking and Twitter

Learning with e's

Within the hour, KLM were on Twitter, responding to my tweet. Twitter is quite a powerful communication tool, but don't just take it from me. An article on the BBC News site also shows why it pays to complain on Twitter. The argument the article makes is that companies a very aware of the power of social media to spread content virally. Jobsworths. began to worry.

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Rethinking the Article as the Basic Unit of Journalism

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

A spate of recent blog posts have, independently it seems, questioned the traditional preeminence of the article as the basic unit of journalism. think of the article not as the goal of journalism but as a value-added luxury or as a byproduct of the process.”. Her final question focused on the article: “Do you think the ‘article,’ as a form, needs to be reinvented? “ Ben Huh : I think it should be augmented and, in some cases, tossed out entirely.”. The inverse pyramid story may be the single biggest reason that journalists are mistrusted.

Use Twitter #Hashtags to Amplify Your Learning!

ZaidLearn

Today, I don't spend much learning time following people or particular lists on Twitter, but I do spend time following, reflecting and interacting with relevant learning hashtag conversations (streams) taking place around the world. By following (saving) this hashtag you will be able to see all the tweets shared on Twitter including the #edchat hashtag. WHAT ARE HASHTAGS?

Learning by coincidence on Twitter

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

(cartoon via Rob Speekenbrink ) I get involved in lots of discussions whether Twitter - is learning (or nonsense). Often I answer that you definitely learn through twittering because you can link through to blogposts, articles etc. From a social learning point of view, Twitter is an important medium in which people converse, and build relationships. learning twitter

Using Twitter to Transform the Classroom!

ZaidLearn

"Whereas people might spend a long time composing a comment to a blog post or engage in lengthy, in - depth conversation on a discussion board, Twitter invites more in - the - moment interactions. To find out more about Jane Bozarth 's latest book, visit the Social Media for Trainers Facebook page and/or follow Twitter on @SoMe4Trainers. Right? Are you ready? THANK YOU! plenk2010 ).

Best Articles of the Week

WalkMe Training Station

This week I would like to introduce you to diverse articles about employee training.   well known subject among every person in the HR business, this article gives some new insights and angles on the topic.  Limited by the diversity of the knowledge, limited by the 140 chords of Twitter, or even limited by the life of our cellphonetabletlaptop battery.   The post Best Articles of the Week appeared first on Training Station. L&D ArticlesReading, as a way to expend your knowledge, is the best way to stay tuned with the trends of the world. 

My Twitter hero

E-Learning Provocateur

The article stated: One customer, Jennifer Hellum, sought customer service after the glass top on her Pottery Barn table shattered in the extreme Arizona heat last summer. looked up ANZ Bank on Twitter, but I couldn’t find it. So I googled “ANZ Twitter&# and stumbled upon Did ANZ open a new branch and forget to staff it? The article states: Last year ANZ established a dedicated Twitter account called @ANZ_Responds to communicate with customers. ROTFL! I did, however, find @anzmoneymanager on Twitter. Several days went by… nothing.

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. chatting".

Reading: “Experience of developing Twitter-based communities of practice in higher education”

Dont Waste Your Time

Experience of developing Twitter-based communities of practice in higher education. “This article presents the results of a case study of the use of a microblogging tool by a university academic to increase their knowledge and experience of social media for educational purposes. Lewis, B. and Rush, D. In  Research in Learning Technology 2013, 21 : 18598 – [link].

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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100 eLearning Articles and White Papers

Tony Karrer

My collection of eLearning Articles, White Papers, Blog Posts, etc. eLearn magazine: Feature Article Ten Web 2.0 eLearn: Opinions Good short article on characteristics of 2.0 We Learning, Part II Second part of an interesting article - We Learning: Social Software and E-Learning, Part II. Performance Essentials: ELearning and Social Software An interesting article - Early e-learning traded technology for human interaction. Newbie's guide to Twitter | Webware : Cool Web apps for everyone 22. eLearn: Feature Article E-learning 2.0 37. learning 2.0

‘Anyone who doesn’t love Twitter is an idiot’

Dont Waste Your Time

In February I wrote about my experience of Twitter and how it has changed the way I work, think, and look at myself – Where would I be without Twitter. Dan Snow, the presenter and historian has gone further than me and pinned his thoughts on the use of Twitter in The Guardian article. ” Our ability, through Twitter and other social networks, to connect quickly and easily is a game changer (as they say). It is a power we’ve never had, “Anyone who doesn’t love Twitter is an idiot. Twitter is a way of filtering the news.

2012?s Top articles on Working Smarter

Jay Cross

Every day, Working Smarter Daily uses social signals to select the top articles from blogs in these fields. And here are the top articles from this year: ADAPTIVE PATH. Which countries have the most Twitter users per capita?  patterns, social psychology, value network analysis, anthropology, complexity theory, and more. Here’s how. JULY 16, 2012. Credit: Evan Litvak?] Consider.

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Why You Should be Using Twitter as a Learning Tool

OpenSesame

Twitter  is starting to be utilized in classrooms and virtual-learning situations to supplement and encourage a shared learning experience. Twitter is a 140-character microblogging site. But Twitter isn’t just a casual experience shared among friends. Businesses are increasingly moving onto this platform to better communicate with their consumers, journalists are sharing their stories virtually instead of through traditional media, and Twitter is beginning to play an integral role in learning. Professionals in every industry are on Twitter. How do we learn?

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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.

Best articles on working smarter

Jay Cross

VIDEO] The flow of Twitter around the world -  Ross Dawson , November 15, 2011. Best of  Working Smarter Daily. November 1, 2011 to November 25, 2011. Working smarter draws upon ideas from design thinking, network optimization, brain science, user experience design, learning theory, organizational development, social business, technology, collaboration, web 2.0 patterns, social psychology, value network analysis, anthropology, complexity theory, and more. The Non-Training Approach to Workplace Learning -  Jane Hart , November 23, 2011. Sage at the Side -  Clark Quinn , November 1, 2011.

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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Unearthing Diamonds in Twitter

Social Learning

First, I have to confess that I am not a Twitter pro. It was only about six months ago that I set up a “business” Twitter account, and I have only a few tweets and followers to my name. My monthly Twitter stats are embarrasing, at best. I’ve had several conversations with colleagues about Twitter that end in “I just don’t get it.”

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.

Charming finds on Twitter

Learning and Working on the Web

Here are some of the observations and insights that were shared  via Twitter  this past week. The article describes how the students all completed the exam (they all cheated successfully), which required them to provide the first 100 digits of pi, with only 24h to prepare. Now 76% of Twitter users post status updates. “ It is absurd to divide people into good and bad.

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Twitter as Social Learning: Seven Ways to Facilitate the Exchange.

Social Learning

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Twitter as Social Learning: Seven Ways to Facilitate the Exchange of Information by Paul on March 14, 2011 in social learning Most of us in the adult learning industry have already found and incorporated Twitter into our everyday lives.  Twitter gets a bad rap. 

Twitter for Trainers: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced Ideas

Mindflash

Take the  ‘Twitter for Training’ episode  of sudsy medical drama  Grey’s Anatomy  from last year for example. Training  blogger Jane Bozarth summarized the action  at the time: “The new episode of Grey’s Anatomy …  included a whole storyline about using Twitter as a training tool. Everybody won — including Twitter.” Beginner. Paper. Scissors.

Join us! Snagit contest on Twitter: #TuesdayswithSnagit

Visual Lounge

Check the Twitter widget below…. TuesdayswithSnagit combines weekly themes, quick thinking, deadlines, and color commentary into a social contest on Twitter. Second, they use  Snagit  to add color commentary and annotations before uploading their picture to Twitter, sharing it with everyone. To get up and running, you will need a Twitter account and a copy of Snagit.

7 Great Twitter Chats for Learning

Bottom-Line Performance

If you aren’t using them yet, Twitter chats will change the way you learn on social media. There are so many chats going on in the fields of learning and training, and we even started our own Twitter chat , #TalkTech, back in January and have seen it steadily grow to become a consistent resource for idea sharing inside and outside our company. More info. 2. More info. 3.

7 Great Twitter Chats for Learning

Bottom-Line Performance

If you aren’t using them yet, Twitter chats will change the way you learn on social media. There are so many chats going on in the fields of learning and training, and we even started our own Twitter chat , #TalkTech, back in January and have seen it steadily grow to become a consistent resource for idea sharing inside and outside our company. More info. 2. More info. 3.

Our Top 11 Elearning Articles from March

Real Projects

March has seen some interesting elearning and technology news and articles being published. The articles covers 10 reasons NOT to create a course, it does offer alternative solutions to courses and why you might not want to create a course. In her article Jane does suggest other development ideas and tools such as Thinking Worlds, Yammer and answerhub. It is a very interesting article and well worth reading. The article shows how design, medicine and logistics have come together to solve a major problem in Zambia. great story. FutureLearn: Can they do it?

EdCast the Twitter of Education Raises 16 Million in Latest Funding Round

Training Industry

Mehta applied this idea to learning with EdCast, a platform he describes as “the Twitter of education.” Its business user base is growing faster than its consumer base – “at double-digits month-over-month,” according to a TechCrunch article. In a 2015 article for TrainingIndustry.com, Mehta wrote that “the future of business is a new generation of young, social and online-friendly employees.” Will the “Twitter of education” accomplish this goal? Furthermore, social networking can provide easy access to experts when and where their assistance is needed.

Why I don't like Twitter

Learning Rocks

like Twitter very much. Backchannel I follow a lot of people from different arenas, but the only ones who consistently use Twitter to amplify what they are hearing in a conference are those in the learning technology industry. Twitter, with it's low barrier to entry and ability to work on all manner of devices, makes an ideal platform for taking this notion of the "backchannel" anywhere. Which kind of leads me on to another peculiarity of the Twitter-as-part-of-live-event mentality. This is Twitter 90% of the time. This is Twitter as a backchannel.

Recap of our Twitter Chat with David Kelly: Why People #HateTraining

Mindflash

On Wednesday The Daily Mindflash invited David Kelly to host a Twitter chat to discuss his recent post, “ Why People Hate Training, and How to Overcome It. ” Over the course of the 30-minute chat, which drew over 200 responses, questions were posed that further explored the theme of the article. David Kelly: You want a list? Only we look at it as learning or training.

No-Nonsense Employee Training: The Best Articles of This Week

Pract.us

This week’s best articles for no-nonsense employee training. Every week, I read dozens of articles about management, human resources, and employee development. 100 Twitter Accounts for Philomaths (Lovers of Learning). If you love learning new trivia, fascinating bits of information, or inspiring quotes, check out these Twitter feeds. Read more.  . Read more.  .

#TrainChat: Recap of our Twitter Chat with David Kelly

Mindflash

On Friday, the Daily Mindflash hosted a Twitter chat with contributor David Kelly, in which we discussed his latest article, “ Three Essential Tips for New Online Trainers.” For the sake of clarity, we’ve condensed Kelly’s various tweets into a single response, and in places cleaned up a little bit of Twitter grammar. Other responses from participants.

Twiitering = learning?

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

Sometimes people might say: ' Ok, but twitter is not learning. From a behaviourism point of view, twitter might not be very relevant as a means for learning. However, from a social-constructist view you might see a twitter network building relations. In that case twitter is very important. Within this thought stream twitter is more interesting.

Make it Social: How We Use Twitter as a Learning Tool

Bottom-Line Performance

Chances are, someone has told you how you should or should not be using Twitter recently. Did you know that Twitter chats are a fantastic way to share informal knowledge and spark conversation within  your field or even inside your organization? For the past month, Bottom-Line Performance has been hosting Thursday Tech Talk , a weekly chat on Twitter. Each week, we extend an open call for users to submit articles on emerging trends, gadgets, or tech and we curate three of our favorites to include in our discussion. This is all possible.

New to Twitter? 5 Tips for Learning Professionals

Bottom-Line Performance

What should I be doing on Twitter? Here are 5 practical tips for the professional just looking to get started on Twitter. 1. Filter the noise: Twitter becomes useful when you start filtering! have created lists for eLearning, Social Media, Technologists, and even friends for my own Twitter account. How can ebooks, the iPad, and social media shape the future of learning?

#TalkTech Guest Host RJ Jacquez Discusses Benefits of “Flipped” Approach to Twitter Chats in Weekly Podcast

Bottom-Line Performance

#TalkTech , BLP’s weekly Twitter chat on all things learning and technology related, has become one of our favorite weekly events. We maximize the learning by allowing participants to submit articles and topics throughout the week. As RJ mentioned in his podcast, the Twitter chat proves to be an excellent tool for organizations to share ideas and interact.