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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. is up - Adventures in Corporate Education , April 18, 2009 Facilitating a twitter chat - Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning , March 9, 2010 To get Twitter you gotta Tweet! subQuark , June 14, 2009 Twitter Collaboration Stories eLearning Technology. I thought it would be worthwhile to pull together these resources. Now What?

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. Result.

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Top 35 Articles on eLearning Strategy

Tony Karrer

This time I had better luck and also had great luck searching for elearning strategy articles on eLearning Learning under the topic pages: eLearning Strategies , Learning Strategies and Strategy. Strategy Strategies for learning and performance support: a summary Twitter in learning strategies: Yes or No? Strategizing informal learning Five Steps to Mobile Learning Success by Brian Taliesin If you feel I’m missing good articles, please let me know. I've really been striking out. I'm hoping that people will help out. Here’s some of what I found. Strategy eLearning 3.0

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. Back to Twitter.

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. of all users.

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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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.”

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 On Twitter you receive an endless stream of information, but it's also very succinct,'' said Dr Alloway. ''You Design

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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Best Articles of the Week

WalkMe Training Station

This week I would like to introduce you to diverse articles about employee training. A 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. All are must reads.

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?) So I dug up my Twitter account information…I had signed up back in early 2009, but never used the account…and started tweeting.

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. E-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 Web 2.0:

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. Here’s how we choose the crème de la crème for your enjoyment. I use the daily recap to keep up with what’s going on. Just Jay

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. Blog this!

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. More info. More info.

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. More info. More info.

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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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.

Why I don't like Twitter

Learning Rocks

I 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.

Is Content Curation the Future of Instructional Design?

Litmos

Special thanks to those colleagues who have engaged with me on this topic via twitter: Tricia Ransom @triciaransom. Articles content curation Corporate Training curation for instructional designers Instructional DesignCuration is a trending topic getting a lot of attention in the training and learning and development industry. But why? Is anyone else doing it? This was Web1.0

#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.

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.

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. Filter the noise: Twitter becomes useful when you start filtering! I 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?

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.

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.

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.

17 Awesome Resources on Micro Learning

Learnnovators

Articles/Posts. 7 Micro-eLearning Techniques to Improve Performance : In this article by Christopher Pappas you will find an in-depth look at how you can integrate Micro-eLearning techniques into your eLearning course, in order to improve performance and provide your students or employees with the most beneficial eLearning course design. Use Cases. Videos. e-Book/Whitepaper.

The Connected Educator: Building a Professional Learning Network

Allison Rossett

RSS readers allow educators to rapidly skim through hundreds of blog posts and articles to find the most relevant information to their practice. In addition to the popular social media tools ( Facebook , Edmodo , Twitter ), there are also interest-based groups, including Ning and Google/Yahoo! Twitter. What is Twitter and Why Should I Use It? What is a PLN? Groups.

The Connected Educator: Building a Professional Learning Network

Allison Rossett

RSS readers allow educators to rapidly skim through hundreds of blog posts and articles to find the most relevant information to their practice. In addition to the popular social media tools ( Facebook , Edmodo , Twitter ), there are also interest-based groups, including Ning and Google/Yahoo! Twitter. What is Twitter and Why Should I Use It? What is a PLN? Groups.

Twitter Founder Launches New App - Its a Jelly, eh?

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

So, Imagine my reaction to the new mobile app, Jelly , from the co-founder of Twitter, Biz Stone. Read this TechCrunch article about the app. I have a hard time NOT thinking of this movie whenever I see doughnuts. And I have been known to bribe my kids with them. Of course, they never knew why I would always say, "It''s a jelly, eh?" I so hope I''m wrong

Number of Twitter Followers Not a Sign of Influence

Kapp Notes

According to a recent study Measuring the Influence of Twitter: The Million Follower Fallacy , there are three main measures of influence in Twitter. And, it turns out, the number of followers a person has in Twitter (called indegree influence) is not a measure of influence. So having a lot of followers doesn’t really mean one has a high degree of influence via Twitter. Here are some highlights from the abstract of the article: First, popular users who have high indegree are not necessarily in?uential Indegree in?uence Retweet in?uence Mention in?uence

Rocking Training Leadership: Personal Skills

Litmos

Do your own research, don't depend on twitter to do your thinking for you - regardless of the source. Articles corporate training leaders personal skills professional development training leadershipLast month began this series on Rocking Training Leadership. We identified 6 core competencies last month and we are going to kick off this month with "personal skills". a lot. Dependable.

A Brief Historical Look at Corporate Training

Litmos

I posted the following question on twitter, “What stands out for you the most when thinking about the learning industry in the ‘90s?” Articles history of CBT history of corporate training The history of elearning the history of LMSAs I get older, new professionals fresh out of Ed Tech programs look younger and younger. If you’re in your 40s or 50s or 60s, I’d love to hear your story.

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.