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Facebook Guide for Educators

Dont Waste Your Time

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

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.

The Latest: Rapid Content Authoring Tool Market

eLearning 24-7

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

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.

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Terms and Conditions May Apply

Dont Waste Your Time

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.

Learning and teaching with Twitter

Learning with e's

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

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eLearning Tech and Trends for 2015

eLearning Chef

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

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 ?'

Facebook Apprenticeship

Clark Quinn

Jay Cross has an interesting post about using Facebook in the organization, and makes a connection I hadn’t seen (and wish I had :).    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.  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.  Modeled performance is one of the components.

#Fun testing boundaries of #DeepFace

Ignatia Webs

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.

Privacy online: Google is watching

George Siemens

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

More facebook

George Siemens

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.

Product Review: Microsoft Office Mix add-in for PowerPoint 2013

eLearning 24-7

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.

Social Media for small businesses

Adventures in Corporate Education

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.

Facebook and the Public Square

Electronic Papyrus

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.  

Countering Social Media Fatigue (SoMeFat)

Learning Visions

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

Growing Use of Social Media in Education


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.

Using Video in eLearning

ICS Learning

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.

eLearning Cyclops: Cool Tools to Liven Up The Classroom

eLearning Cyclops

Privacy Policy. Cool Tools to Liven Up The Classroom. just read an article in T&D Magazine titled "Beef Up Your Training Toolbox with Web Tool." Green , offered suggestions for how you can use web tools to increase engagement in the traditional classroom. Do you have suggestions of where classroom trainers can find useful online tools for the classroom? Share to Twitter Share to Facebook. Labels: Classroom Training , Cloud , Cloud Computing , ISD , Social Media , Tools. Cool Tools to Liven Up The Classroom. eLearning Cyclops. Pages.

Building the Next Generation of SCORM

Integrated Learnings

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

Social Learning

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.

E-Learning Trends and Challenges in Malaysian Higher Education Institutions


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!

TCC09: Evaluating Social Networking Tools for Distance Learning

Experiencing eLearning

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.

ASTD #TK11 – Opening Keynote Kara Swisher

Learning Visions

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


xAPI, LRS – The Interview

eLearning 24-7

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.

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New spaces, new pedagogies

Learning with e's

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.

Mozilla Open Badges, adding a “reputation layer”?

Dont Waste Your Time

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.

E-Learning without Borders

eLearning 24-7

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

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.,

Losing interest in social media: there is no there there

George Siemens

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.

10 Tips to Effectively Use Videos in eLearning

KZO Innovations

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.

How to revamp your learning model

E-Learning Provocateur

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.

How does the digital tsunami is revolutionalizing the retail industry

Learning Wire

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

Jane Hart

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.&#.

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