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Alec Couros: Using Twitter Effectively in Education

Dont Waste Your Time

An excellent introduction for Twitter and teachers or educators, from Alec Couros: “Since then [2007] I’ve seen this huge growth of teachers really adopting Twitter and using it for amazing purposes. ” YouTube: Using Twitter effectively in education – with Alec Couros. Related posts: Twitter for Teachers … a great video introduction.

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. Damage to reputation and brand can have long lasting and extremely detrimental effects on business. Jobsworths. What if we left without it? Result.

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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 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?

Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success

library of courses is only effective when people are using it, so align the curriculum with. effective. doing to be effective in her role. or Twitter? Seven Simple Secrets to. Off-the-Shelf Course Success. By Megan Torrance, CEO TorranceLearning. Off-the-shelf (OTS) courseware is a growing market attracting both customers and venture. capital. of learners. busy trainers?

3 things you should know about Twitter

Learning with e's

I was asked by Wayne Macintosh - founder of WikiEducator - if I would produce a short video explaining why I use Twitter. I was a little surprised because I had assumed that anyone who was going to use Twitter was probably on board and already familiar with the social media tool. He tells me there are many people who still need to know about Twitter and how to use it effectively.

Twitter: Le triple filtre

Learning with e's

I've been discussing the merits of Twitter as a professional social network recently in conversation with colleagues. One of the regular objections to using Twitter professionally is that there is too great a noise-to-signal ratio. But they should also realise that Twitter can actually save them time if used in an appropriate manner. Happy Twittering! don't blame them.

Social Learning using Twitter

Adobe Captivate

As E-learning course authors you would have wished to help your students when they are stuck instantly and your students could also collaborate among themselves  real time more like a classroom setup which results in effective learning. Extending Captivate Whats new Adobe Course Companion Learner Analytics Learner Engagement Twitter colloborationThis real time collaboration is now possible using Adobe Captivate Course Companion widget which is now extend to support this. There [.].

Twitter and the death of distance

Learning with e's

Social media sites such as Twitter span huge distances to connect people around the world. Many of us regularly communicate with multiple Twitter and Facebook friends and acquaintances instantaneously even though they may be in another country. One of the key findings of the research is that Twitter is transforming our conceptions of communication at a global level.

Effective Storyboarding

Integrated Learnings

Storyboarding for an eLearning course can be a very effective way to lay out the overall look and feel of your course, as evidenced by this post by Donna Bryant. recently attended a webinar presented by Trivantis, the company that owns the eLearning development software Lectora , on effective storyboarding. You might also be interested in our page on Facebook or Twitter feed. By Dean Hawkinson. In this article, I intend to share some of the highlights of that webinar. These notes will only be viewable by you or another developer. Elements in your storyboard.

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 ).

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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Top LMS from Paradiso – For Effective Training of Employees!

Paradiso

Given the rising number of corporates all over the world, there arises a need for continuous & effective training of the employees. It remarkably transcends traditional classroom training model to provide an intuitive, effective and collaborative form of learning. Learners get the opportunity to learn via social media like Facebook, Twitter, Wikis, etc., Contact us Now!

Twitter: it's still about the connections

Learning with e's

The current consensus is that Twitter is for oldies, and that younger people (particularly those under 30) don't tend to use it. Whilst we must avoid sweeping statements, and accept that some young people do actually use Twitter on a regular basis, some recent polls such as the Pearson and Babson Survey have suggested that only 2% of teachers have used it to communicate with their students.

Twitter as a Metacognitive Support Device by Alan Reid

Learning Solutions Magazine

But many educators may still wonder why they should do this, and, most specifically, they wonder whether Twitter is helpful. Research shows that, when used explicitly as a tool to improve self-regulation through metacognitive support, Twitter becomes very effective. Integrating social media into academia is no longer a novel idea.

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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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. One way is to help people develop new knowledge in the course of their work when faced with a new task or a new challenge, whether that is operating a new tool or becoming an effective leader. Now 76% of Twitter users post status updates. People are either charming or tedious.

How to Use eLearning Quizzes Effectively

Mindflash

But not to worry, there are ways in which you can ensure that your assessments actually enhance the effectiveness of your courses. . Here are four ways to create effective eLearning course quizzes. The first and most important element of effective quiz questions in eLearning is to match your questions to each learning objective. You can follow him on  Twitter  or on  Google+.

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.

Guest Post: 5 Effective Ways of Maximizing Mobile Tech In Learning Pursuits

Kapp Notes

Her other passions include playing tennis and social media, like Twitter and Google+. This will will start off with a guest post form Jenni Birch who writes about apps, computer art, music and the latest developments in technology. Thanks Jenni for agreeing to post some of your thoughts on mobile tech and learning. Photo courtesy of Verizon Wireless. In Book “Hunting” Venture.

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Five Ways To Write Effective Training Survey Questions

Mindflash

With a little effort, we can improve the effectiveness of our surveys so that more get completed and we get the information we need to take action. Instead of writing this question:  Did you find the course effective?  Write the question in the form of a statement:  I found the course effective. The You can follow him on  Twitter  or on  Google Keep the Survey Short.

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’s Impact on Your Brain-Same as Bilingualism

Kapp Notes

This is much like what people do when they’re updating their Twitter status, instant-messaging friends, or answering text messages and emails while they’re doing something else. This according to a post on the Wall Street Journal’s blog titled Social Media’s Effect on Learning by Maureen Scarpelli. Studies on infant brains have shown that knowledge retention is only possible when accompanied with personal interaction or activity, but this becomes even more important as people get older. Practice at constant switching improves an aspect of their cognitive abilities. social media

Effective Training Visuals—Organizing for Perception

OpenSesame

great resource for learning how visuals can make training more effective is the book Visual Language for Designers: Principles for Creating Graphics that People Understand by Connie Malamed. You can keep up with Jeff at the Convergence Training blog or on LinkedIn , Google+, Twitter , and Facebook. And if you do buy a course, you no doubt want it to be a good one. Using Texture.

Effective Training Visuals—Clarify Complexity

OpenSesame

Here’s the fifth in a series of blog posts written to help you evaluate elearning courses by considering how well their visuals add to the effectiveness of the training. Coherent means it should make sense—providing both the cause and effect, for example. The arrow in the image effectively communications the direction of the wrap and therefore the lay. She’s that good.

Eight Tips for More Effective eLearning: Albert Bandura's Social Learning Theory by Bill Brandon

Learning Solutions Magazine

Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter, and other media. "Social learning" is about more than using social media to support collaboration and learning. It goes beyond how people use. Here are some research-based tips to guide you to leveraging the technology. infrastructure and social learning to bring about behavioral change and desired results. Blended Learning Design Strategies Social Media Training Strategies

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.

Are You Really Serious About Effective E-learning?

Integrated Learnings

Wearing many hats is so common that organizations often don't hire the expertise they need for the other two areas that effect the cost of e-learning: graphics and multimedia and level of interactivity. So I have to ask: Are you really serious about effective e-learning? You might also be interested in our page on Facebook or Twitter feed. By Jonathan Shoaf. recently came across an infographic about determining the costs of a custom e-learning course. From my years of experience doing e-learning, I think the graphic is dead on. Level of interactivity. they ask.

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Effective Web Conferences – 41 Resources

Tony Karrer

I wanted to follow-up 19 Tips for Effective Online Conferences with some additional resources that relate to this topic. Online Facilitation, Twitter, Backchannel and Keynotes - Full Circle , February 24, 2010 The topic was “ Online Facilitation: 14 years on. Twitter Conference Ideas - eLearning Technology , January 30, 2009 Twitter has become a pretty great tool to help with socializing at conferences. There is also an interesting effect that people who are not attending still hear quite a bit about the conference and have some level of tangential participation.

eLearning for Leadership Training – Making it Effective

Integrated Learnings

This can be effective, however, the drawback is that the multiple choice answers limit the learner to choosing something rather than coming up with the answer on their own and receiving feedback as they would with a role play exercise in a classroom. Social Media - Using social media tools for collaboration among participants taking the eLearning course would be an effective way to replace the discussion and debrief that is part of classroom training. would argue that an eLearning course, by itself, would not be an effective way to train leaders/managers in your business.

Do You Know Whether Your eLearning is Effective?

Mindflash

Two questions any eLearning designer should ask when designing a course are, “How will I know if this eLearning course is effective and how will I define effective?” surgeon wants to know whether a procedure is effective. An eLearning designer wants to know whether a training course is effective. . If a surgical procedure is effective, the patient recovers.

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? Best of all, it’s cost-effective and easy to implement. For the past month, Bottom-Line Performance has been hosting Thursday Tech Talk , a weekly chat on Twitter. You can follow along and even join in by following @BLPIndy  on Twitter to see the upcoming articles and saving the #TalkTech hashtag as a search.

How Many Videos Do You Need To Effectively Flip Your Class? An Interview with Ashlie Smith

Visual Lounge

Contact Ashlie Smith on Twitter  @smithsciencegms  and check out her blog. The post How Many Videos Do You Need To Effectively Flip Your Class? This is the first in a series of interviews with the award-winning ScreenChamp 2013 producers. The ScreenChamp Awards are the annual screencasting competition hosted by TechSmith. This year, the competition received over 230+ entries.

Reflecting on 2010, Causes and Effects

Aaron Silvers

wouldn’t have ever known how to do this had I not been in the wake of so many effects in my career until now. know there are more than a few people who have connected with me through this blog, through Twitter (even through Facebook) and now in-person because of the unbelievable good fortune I’ve had to share conference experiences with so many of you this year. Be the cause of your fate, my friends — don’t just be the effect of another’s fate. Openness Personal actualization cause effect goals metacognition2010 was a pretty big year for me. You’re not alone.

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5 Tips to Conduct an Effective Staff Training Session Online

Your Training Edge

With so many people choosing to work online and in virtual offices, it is important to make these training sessions effective, so we’ve prepared 5 practical tips to help you. 1. No one likes tests, but you have to make sure that your training was effective by performing an evaluation periodically. Follow him on Twitter and Facebook.  . million people work as freelancers.

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Is Your eLearning Effective for Dummies?

Integrated Learnings

You might also be interested in our page on Facebook or Twitter feed. By Shelley A. Gable. recently started teaching myself how to play harmonica with the help of a book from the For Dummies series. And I'm impressed. These guys are good instructional designers. That said, I realize that the point of these books is to instruct. But that's the point of a lot of books, and not all of them do it well. So kudos to them. And that got me thinking. What, exactly, are they doing right? Am I doing those things right when I design an eLearning lesson? Modular chapters. Everyone wins.