Facebook Guide for Educators
Dont Waste Your Time
AUGUST 14, 2013
Innovative uses of Facebook are being developed all of the time and as such we have created a Facebook for Educators Page run by educators for educators, to share their experiences and recommendations across the UK and beyond.” ” By looking at how Facebook is already being used it reports on how it could be used to. Related posts: Facebook tips for Educators.
The Ultimate Facebook Guide for eLearning Professionals: 16 Golden Tips to Follow
JUNE 22, 2015
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.
The Latest: Rapid Content Authoring Tool Market
JANUARY 18, 2012
The RCAT (rapid content authoring tool) market continues to be healthy with nothing to slow it down – uh, except maybe one thing (more on that later). Yeah, I know we have just jumped into January, but in a review of the past several months, authoring tools continue to follow a similar path amongst themselves with certain feature sets. Jump on the Bandwagon. I am still surprised on how vendors who are offering assessment only tools are staying in the game. Perhaps their audience is unaware of LMSs who offer assessment tools. Output to Facebook. Desktop.
and then our tools shape us
Learning with e's
JULY 9, 2013
He uses the language of the time, declaring correctly that customers will demand conversation to supplement business and retail experiences, but within a decade, this functionality would be taken up by Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites. role of centralised media and services, personal choice, privacy, freedom and democracy, relationships, and legal issues.
MAY 7, 2010
One of the best descriptions of facebook that I’ve seen (on a blog comment somewhere) was: CIA+McDonald’s=Facebook. This formula addresses the secret and intrusive aspect of Facebook…and draws attention to broad appeal and exceptional ease of use/access. Google should be worried (I address the challenge briefly in this post a few months ago: LMS vs. SNS ) – basically, Google has bet heavily on content, Facebook has bet heavily on connections/relationships. They are no more or less powerful than any other 3rd-party widget.
10 Social Media Tools For Learning
The eLearning Coach
NOVEMBER 16, 2009
Many of these tools and services are free or have a free trial period, which can encourage you to experiment in a small way at first. Each tool fulfills at least one of these criteria: encourages collaboration; enables user-generated content or input; provides a way to share; and facilitates informal or formal learning. It also integrates with a few open source eLearning tools.
Reading: Digital Vertigo #digitalvertigo
Dont Waste Your Time
MARCH 18, 2013
But, more importantly, it’s made us question our own individual interest and reliance on online tools, websites, networks and activities. Even though I’m only a few chapters in to the book already I’m realising my over-reliance and over-bearing interest in putting my work and family life online (Twitter, Facebook, Google+, etc.) is not necessary. agree. SarahADowney.
Terms and Conditions May Apply
Dont Waste Your Time
OCTOBER 24, 2014
In the first days of the Internet I remember the articles and books written about online privacy and how protective we need to be of our details. There doesn’t seem to be any way around this though, that we have to give this information over when we agree to the T&Cs when we sign up so we can evaluate new tools and new systems, for both personal and professional uses.
Reflection on the ‘eLearning and Digital Cultures’ MOOC, Wk.2 #edcmooc
Dont Waste Your Time
FEBRUARY 6, 2013
Learning and teaching with Twitter
Learning with e's
OCTOBER 12, 2010
I have presented a few workshops now on how to use Twitter as a learning and teaching tool. One of my most viewed blog posts was entitled Teaching with Twitter so there is a lot of interest in the topic - how can we harness the potential of this tool in a teaching and learning context? Tags: Teaching with Twitter social networking microblogging education learning FaceBook
#Fun testing boundaries of #DeepFace
FEBRUARY 12, 2015
Since the announcement of DeepFace and its consecutive reasonance in the media , the facial recognition algorithm from Facebook, it aroused both interest and critique. There are many arguments to consider privacy issues before sending out these types of identity related software''s out there. Some options: Photoshop yourself into (Facebook) history. into the public world.
SEPTEMBER 3, 2008
Jay Cross has an interesting post about using Facebook in the organization, and makes a connection I hadn’t seen (and wish I had :).Â Â He’s citing another post on FaceBook and the Enterprise, where JP Rangaswami posits that Facebook can be used to allow individuals to track what their bosses are doing, as role models.Â Jay connects this to Cognitive Apprenticeship (my favorite model of learning), where the boss is modeling his thinking processes, and the employee can use that model as a guide to performance.Â Modeled performance is one of the components.
eLearning Tech and Trends for 2015
DECEMBER 22, 2014
One potential issue I’m surprised not to see more concern about is privacy in relation to xAPI. Lesser-known tools like iSpring, Brainshark, Claro, SmartBuilder, and even ZebraZapps will grow as more folks look for tools to enable self-production. With Microsoft Mix , PowerPoint may enjoy even more growth as an eLearning dev tool. Those tools that can really improve upon Responsive Design delivery and significant cross-platform compatibility will have a strong advantage. Watch Facebook’s move into this space…though perhaps not so much eLearning-focused…yet.
Invasion of the privacy snatchers
Learning with e's
APRIL 3, 2009
There is a lot of press coverage at the moment about invasion of privacy, and much discussion on how it can be protected (privacy, not the invasion of it). We have been told about how Facebook and other social networking tools 'own and use' our personal data. The invasion of the privacy snatchers has started. The expression ' who watches the watchers ?'
Product Review: Microsoft Office Mix add-in for PowerPoint 2013
NOVEMBER 17, 2014
Open up any authoring tool (okay, most of them) and one item that you will see is the ability to add PowerPoint. Privacy and Cookies” Not a fan of that. mean who wants to see that in their presentation? On other slides you see “terms and privacy/cookies” Right now you have apps for LiveApps under supposedly video, that is mostly targeting education. Average.
New spaces, new pedagogies
Learning with e's
JULY 22, 2010
They can easily connect into and maintain contact with multiple communities of interest, gaining access to experts using social networking tools such as Myspace and Facebook. They can organise their own resources through free and easy to use tagging and social filtering tools. wikis privacy digital identity will offer some examples of how Web 2.0 Unported License.
Facebook and the Public Square
APRIL 22, 2009
Someone let the cat out of the bag – using Facebook too frequently saps your intelligence and degrades your academic performance. OK, maybe not an exact translation of Dr. Karpinski’s recent study out of Ohio State University, but it’s not as far off as you might think. Furthermore, Facebook users, who usually studied between 1-5 hours a week, had GPAs between 3.0 Oh no! sites.
Privacy online: Google is watching
JUNE 4, 2009
I’ve noticed a surge in interest in privacy and tracking. Several family members and friends have closed Facebook accounts, set Twitter and FriendFeed sites to “private , and stopped using Chrome (or other tools that are too heavily reliant on one company). The interest in privacy is still somewhat isolated - many people appear to feel that paying with personal data to use monetarily-free tools is a reasonable transaction. Privacy is an issue that flares up occasionally, but we are quickly placated and distracted
Growing Use of Social Media in Education
NOVEMBER 10, 2013
In general, the survey found that faculty are becoming more interested in the ability to leverage social tools to facilitate engagement with course material and to encourage the learning process. What Tools are Used? Facebook. Social media is often seen merely as a way to pass the time or stay connected to friends and family. Some of the Findings. Podcasts. LinkedIn. Twitter.
Social Media for small businesses
Adventures in Corporate Education
JANUARY 9, 2011
We use a combination of RSS feeds fed into Google Reader , Hootsuite , and an eRoom database I built, but there are tons of other tools. Check out the comments in this thread for lots of other advice on listening tools. Facebook. You want to be on Facebook because more than 500 million people are on Facebook, so there is a good chance your audience is there. Facebook is also easy to use, so that is a plus. This is important – don’t make a Facebook user for your business. Twitter is a micro messaging tool. Next is messaging.
TCC09: Evaluating Social Networking Tools for Distance Learning
APRIL 14, 2009
This paper explores the range of current social networking choices and argues that like any tool, it should carefully evaluated in terms of affordances and course goals. Several different tools are reviewed, and questions that might be useful for evaluation are discussed. An example of using a social networking tool, Ning, in an online class is reported.. Many free tools.
Countering Social Media Fatigue (SoMeFat)
JANUARY 4, 2011
What I update on my Facebook status can be viewed by lots of people (not anyone – I have designated my FB friends and set my privacy settings, but 300 people isn’t really a private place, is it? In these days of Social Media, many of us live increasingly in the public eye. What I write here can be viewed by anyone. What I say on Twitter can be viewed by anyone. social media SoMeFat
Using Video in eLearning
JANUARY 20, 2016
Video, when used properly, can be an extremely effective tool in actively engaging your target audience while supporting the learning process to the fullest potential. Make sure the videos are downloadable from multiple e-locations, like your organization’s Facebook page or YouTube. Video is a learning game changer. That doesn’t necessarily mean that they should cost a fortune.
xAPI, LRS – The Interview
JANUARY 12, 2015
know that you can have a LRS without it being in a LMS or an authoring tool. For example, Facebook’s News Feed is an activity stream. My next questions are related to privacy and security. Like with Google, Facebook and everything else , there are no clear policies on what rights a person has with regard to the data that’s arguably about them. years. Grainger, Inc.
eLearning Cyclops: Cool Tools to Liven Up The Classroom
JUNE 20, 2011
E-Learning Trends and Challenges in Malaysian Higher Education Institutions
APRIL 21, 2011
It will also be interesting to see how institutions deal with copyright and privacy issues, when educators and students increasingly use tools such as Facebook, Twitter, Blogs, YouTube, Wikis, etc. Finally, educators need to learn the art of aggregating, filtering and remixing content from a variety of resources using a variety of learning tools out there. Great guy!
50 Year First Grade Reunion. Thanks to Social Media
JUNE 6, 2013
People like to complain about social media, and the loss of privacy, etc. Thus, the next time you complain about Facebook, Twitter, Google, etc., please remember what these tools make possible. These tools are a fantastic asset. One need only be careful with one's own privacy settings. It was 50 years ago this week that we "graduated" from first grade.
Building the Next Generation of SCORM
APRIL 11, 2012
The LRS could be a standalone reporting tool or part of an LMS. It has challenges including security/privacy complexity, verb and activity definitions, and reporting complexities in the LRS. You might also be interested in our page on Facebook or Twitter feed. by Jonathan Shoaf. Last Thursday was the kick off of project Tin Can. While project Tin Can has been championed by Rustici software for years now, it is speeding up activity to produce a 1.0 version of the Tin Can API (planned for June of this year). This project is a first step towards the next generation of SCORM.
Social Learning in Financial Services – Tales from the Real World
NOVEMBER 10, 2011
We have launched a few tools that I would classify as “social learning” and the response and acceptance of these tools has been mixed. Generally speaking, they are not looking for opportunities to learn and get involved with new tools and technologies, unless there is a direct client impact. read the posts of my friends on Facebook, but I rarely, if ever, post anything myself.
ASTD #TK11 – Opening Keynote Kara Swisher
FEBRUARY 2, 2011
Information is ever-changing When you apply social tools to information, it makes it more useful Quora as an example of information with social Everybody becomes a producer of content (people make Facebook useful by posting pictures, text, links, etc. The Facebookization of the enterprise.” taking these tools people use in their personal lives and bringing them to workplace. Once people can’t be anonymous, they stop saying bad/dumb things…) Privacy? people want to be able to move content around, shift it, recommend it. But these changes are coming. astd tk11
E-Learning without Borders
SEPTEMBER 18, 2011
Go onto any social media site: Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Quora or any of the thousands of sites, and you will see people engaging with total strangers. Now before you argue about “security or “privacy , you can create (even now using mashups or some APIs) the ability to lock down or block certain areas. You can still have your security and privacy, and again, if your employees are using social media (and most are), then the argument of business secrets, doesn’t hold water. Greetings from Moscow. Social Engagement. Answer: Virtually nil. Our bubble?
Reading: “Using Social Media for Asynchronous Collaboration within Collaborative Networks”
Dont Waste Your Time
MAY 31, 2013
On the other hand, we hope to contribute to the creation of specific social media platforms as tools for supporting asynchronous collaboration within collaborative networks.” aging) are complex and often require systemic solutions to be addressed. Design workshops (synchronous collaboration) are often used to achieve progress in such projects. Reference: Sturkenbook, N.,
10 Tips to Effectively Use Videos in eLearning
MARCH 6, 2015
When it comes to eLearning, video can be a powerful tool – but in order to be effective, it needs to be utilized correctly. Make sure the videos are downloadable from multiple e-locations, like your school’s intranet, on your Facebook’s group page, or even on YouTube. This way, your audience can watch it as many times as needed, from the privacy of their home, or while working outside the company premises, to refresh their memory without having to reread the entire eLearning course. Here are ten tips on how to effectively use videos in eLearning.
Mozilla Open Badges, adding a “reputation layer”?
Dont Waste Your Time
MAY 9, 2012
Here are some more links/resources on the topic: Mozilla Open Badges : “This (BrowserID) opens the door for users to create a single user-centric identity across the web, with tools like Mozilla Open Badges adding a “ reputation layer ” that provides a complete story about what they know and have achieved. Related posts: Adding Facebook and Twitter to student participation.
Losing interest in social media: there is no there there
JULY 30, 2011
After recreating my online social network ( largely based on blogs from early 2000) in Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, and Quora, G+ was a chore. spent a few weeks of responding to G+ friend requests, trying to engage with a few people, posting a few random links, all the while trying to upkeep (occasionally) Twitter and (almost never) Facebook. I’ve concluded that most of the hype around social media is nonsense and that people, particularly the self-proclaimed social media elite are clothing-less. What has Twitter and Facebook done for me? It’s rubbish.
Big data, what’s with all the big buzz?
OCTOBER 21, 2015
Privacy. Indeed, the idea that today more than ever, Big Brother Ltd could be watching at any time to see if you liked “Despicable Me 2” on Facebook can set aback more than one. It’s necessary for current organizations to start thinking Big Data, because like the dot com innovation before, what is today an entirely new tool will become part of their daily routine in ten years.
In Praise of Secret Gardens
JANUARY 10, 2011
What I update on my Facebook status can be viewed by lots of people (not anyone – I have designated my FB friends and set my privacy settings, but 300 people isn’t really a private place, is it? Facebook has private groups (you can even make ‘em secret so nobody knows you’re there…shhh….) It’s like having a private party within the big party. We all need our privates places.
How does the digital tsunami is revolutionalizing the retail industry
NOVEMBER 18, 2015
No online tool could ever match the efficiency and the accurate personalized guidance of a sales associate. That guidance requires a multi-level expertise, going from representing a brand to understanding the person in front of them, from selling to respecting their customer’s privacy. Since the beginning of the century, retail has been the subject of a global revolution. Click here.
The Smart Worker : relies on a trusted network of friends and colleagues
AUGUST 4, 2011
For many people, social networks like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and now Google+ have become important parts of their personal and professional lives in this respect. Twitter: “I learn something new several times a day and stay connected with people that form my most valuable network. and “A performance support tool, learning platform and social network all rolled into one..
How to revamp your learning model
SEPTEMBER 7, 2010
In a practical sense, that means we need to provide our learners with tools and resources that they can use to drive their own development. This is where the ILE fits in: It’s a space (like a website or intranet site) that centralises those tools and resources. The most obvious example is compliance, eg privacy, trade practices and OH&S. Informal learning. Figure 1.
Social Networking Sites and Social Theory
MARCH 19, 2009
The internet, specifically social networking tools like Twitter, assaults the boundary between our private and public selves. The many representations of “George - father, son, brother, employee, friend - move toward one on Facebook. Tags: Privacy Social networking and social theory explores this blurring of identities through Erving Goffman’s (a connection to Manitoba!) work: “front stage and “back stage concepts have been a useful way to understand social life. Impression management is not solely under our control.
Rewired, not fade away
Learning with e's
MARCH 22, 2013
Consider instead that people who are addicted to Facebook might be addicted because they have chosen to use Facebook excessively, not because Facebook is inherently addictive? That's what tools such as Wikipedia do, you see. A lot of nonsense is still being talked about how technology is damaging our lives, and how the Internet is 'rewiring our brains'. Unported License.
Learning with e's
AUGUST 14, 2010
They can easily connect into and maintain contact with multiple communities of interest, gaining access to experts using social networking tools such as Myspace and Facebook. They can organise their own resources through free and easy to use tagging and social filtering tools. The number of visits to this blog has risen dramatically over the last year or so. See what I mean?
Rioting in an age of transparency
JUNE 17, 2011
Social media sites – YouTube, Facebook, Twitter – captured thousands more. Police need better technologies to stitch these events together (Palantir is an organization that seeks to do exactly that for the intelligence community…and more informally, Klout, Radian6, and other social media monitoring tools offer similar services). First, privacy is no longer possible. Digital data use and privacy have not developed the accepted social norms we enjoy in physical spaces. I’ve never had the need or occasion to participate in a riot.
Can’t be at the ATD ICE 2016 Conference? Join Virtually
MAY 19, 2016
Not on twittter, well okay then – go to the Learning Rebels Facebook page , like us and keep an eye on the stream. You can also find information on ATD ICE 2016 on the ATD Facebook page). Where tools like Storify really come in handy is when events are hard to follow in real-time, or they are happening outside your usual timezone. Anticipation! ATD ICE 2016 Conference!