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Using Facebook for ELearning

LearnDash

Today we have a large variety of tools available to us for social learning, the most notable being front-runners Facebook and Twitter. There have been many suggestions on how to use twitter to supplement learning , but less has been written about Facebook supplementing learning efforts – which begs the question: can Facebook be a tool for elearning?

Facebook as an “interactive learning resource”?

Dont Waste Your Time

For those interested in using Facebook with students the following links may be of use: Stephen Heppell: Using Facebook in the Classroom. Here Stephen writes with his daughter Juliette Heppell, herself a teacher at Lampton Academy in London, and this short page outlines the main events on using Facebook with students, and the do/ don’t mentality we all ought to consider.

The drama of Facebook

Learning with e's

The world''s largest and most successful social network, Facebook - celebrated its tenth anniversary in February 2014. Facebook is a social phenomenon that cannot be ignored. One social anthropologist in particular might have had a great deal to say about the Facebook effect. Facebook users may feel that they are at home and relaxed when they are online, and ''among friends''.

Evaluating Facebook and Twitter for e-Learning

eFront

Facebook and Twitter. The two biggest social sites on the web at the moment (there’s also Google+, but that’s for the most part a wasteland analysts say). Facebook itself downplays the breadth of Facebook apps, giving emphasis only to gaming (to the point that the central Facebook page one goes to download apps only mentions games).

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. Be active.

Using Facebook as a learning platform

eFront

Let’s start this post by stating that Facebook was not actually created as a learning platform, it can however clearly be used to enhance and support elearning. Facebook makes it easy to network and interact with other virtual students, and because most people know how to use Facebook they don’t need to become familiar with a new platform. Ball, L., 2012). Mazer, Richard E.

Facebook for e-Learning

eFront

News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 11/07/2010 Facebook for e-Learning Facebook objective is " to help you connect and share with the people in your life ". 50% of Facebooks active users log on to Facebook in any given day. Quiz Monster Create your own quiz Facebook application!

Jing Goes to Facebook!

Visual Lounge

There's been an update for all free and Pro Jing users - you can now post your Jing screen captures and screencasts right to your Facebook wall! What other sites would you like to share your Jing captures on? Calling all Jing users! You can find out about all the new updates on the Jing blog here.

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Enterprise Facebook

Learning on the Leading Edge

Do consumer social networking sites like Facebook have a place inside corporations? They found that 23% businesses block access to Facebook. One third view Facebook as a major source of lost productivity. Many others view Facebook as a security risk. On the other hand, Andrew McAfee of Harvard Business School writes about one company , Serena Software, that has chosen to make Facebook its company intranet site. Originally a custom e-learning content developer, Udutu has recently launched LMS functionality as a series of Facebook applications.

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Free Stock Photos Sites for e-Learning

eFront

News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 10/24/2010 Free Stock Photos Sites for e-Learning As an e-Learning developer I had to invest a lot of time to find images for my e-Learning projects. I am sure that the most of us work with tight budgets and limited resources. Stock images are in the public domain.

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Top eLearning Sites?

Tony Karrer

I was asked what the biggest traffic sites are in eLearning that were not vendor specific sites. My quick answer was that Jane Hart’s site , eLearning Learning and The eLearning Guild would be among the top. Thanks to Harold Jarche and Susan Lewis (via twitter) and Cathy Moore and Dennis Wilen (via Facebook) with help on this. What sites did I miss here?

Part 2: Using Facebook as a learning platform (videos)

eFront

For those who missed last week’s post “ Part 1: Using Facebook as a learning platform ” we shared some important links for instructors interested in using Facebook with students. Using Facebook to teach: Bullis School teacher Sara Romeyn talks about using Facebook as a teaching tool in her AP U.S. eLearning Learning Social Media Facebook

New Feature! Login Using Social Media Sites

DigitalChalk eLearning

With this new feature, you can allow students to login by simply connecting Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Google+ to your organization. We’ve created a great walk-through for you on our developer’s site (don’t let that scare you, you don’t need to be a developer to do this). Check out how to connect to Facebook here. Login Using Social Media Sites appeared first on.

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This Week on #TalkTech: Microsoft’s Nightmare, Training at Facebook and Google Shortens Attention Spans

Bottom-Line Performance

Topic 1: How might real life training exercises like Facebook’s “hackathon” be applied to other industries? October was CyberSecurity awareness week, and Facebook was not pulling any punches. In order to teach employees about the dangers of security breaches, Facebook launched a series of security threats and fake phishing sites to see how employees would respond.

eFront Sites for Inspiration

eFront

Several eLearning professionals that use eFront asked me to create an eFront list with sites for inspiration. If you are using eFront as a learning management system, content management system or virtual learning management system please leave a comment to add your site at the top of the following list. ? link] Turkish educational site. link] egitim Chinese learn English site.

Thumbs up: Integrating eFrontPro with Facebook

eFront

In this post we’ll have a look at yet another authentication option — integrating eFrontPro with Facebook, so that you can have your users log in through their Facebook accounts. Facebook you say? Whether one personally likes the service or not, there’s no arguing that Facebook is the world’s most popular social media platform. Getting your Facebook on.

PowerPoint: Sites for Slide Sharing (Say that 5 Times Fast)

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

When you can't be there in person, but you want to send along a PowerPoint deck in your place, there are a few reasons why you might want to use a slide-sharing site. Whatever the case, a slide-sharing site can give you the peace of mind of not having to worry about technical snafus while giving you a platform to attract potential viewers. Today I'm going to explore five slide-sharing site options. " SlideShare does not support animation and gives you the typical sharing options of Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google Plus, among a few others.

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Rules for Kids and Teenagers for Facebook Usage

Learn and Lead

So I succumbed to pressure and signed up my daughter on Facebook. Most of her friends are already on Facebook. So I plan to give her a printout of the following rules for Facebook. Be careful of applications you access and the sites you might visit through the incoming links. Don’t go to sites that you are not supposed to. UPDATE from Nancy Curtis on Facebook: ABSOLUTELY NON-NEGOTIABLE RULE OF ALL RULES for Facebook: you MUST be friends with your parent(s) and you MUST not use privacy settings to block your parents from any part of your page.

Top 10 Learning Sites for __? Yours? #T10LS :)

ZaidLearn

Of course, there are many more sites to explore, but having a great starting point validated or recommended by an expert won't harm anyone (would it?). love the way he reflects and extracts the essence (or what he finds interesting) of all the articles, sites, tools, resources, etc. YOUR TOP 10 LEARNING SITES FOR ? don't want 99 mind mapping resources, tools, and tips.

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New Feature! Log In Using Social Media Sites

DigitalChalk eLearning

With this new feature, you can allow students to login by simply connecting Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Google+ to your organization. We’ve created a great walk-through for you on our developer’s site (don’t let that scare you, you don’t need to be a developer to do this). Check out how to connect to Facebook here. Log In Using Social Media Sites appeared first on.

You can’t ban Facebook

Stoatly Different

I just thought I’d write a quick note on Facebook and its presence in the workplace. As an advocate of all things social, you can imagine my stance on this topic – I believe no organisation should be blacklisting sites like Facebook. Facebook isn’t a website, its a platform. Facebook Zero is a cut-down version of the site, available on mobile phones.

You can’t ban Facebook

Stoatly Different

I just thought I’d write a quick note on Facebook and its presence in the workplace. As an advocate of all things social, you can imagine my stance on this topic – I believe no organisation should be blacklisting sites like Facebook. Facebook isn’t a website, its a platform. Facebook Zero is a cut-down version of the site, available on mobile phones.

How To Dethrone Google, and Who Will Likely Do It (Hint: Not Facebook)

Coffee and Design

Originally posted by Derek Brown on LinkedIn How To Dethrone Google, and Who Will Likely Do It (Hint: Not Facebook). Check out this site regarding the Wolfram language or view it in action. You can disagree with me vehemently (in the comments!), but Twitter has much more staying power than Facebook. Really enjoyed your post @derekbrown. So can others compete? Hear me out.

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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.

How to Embed Your Instagram Video on Your Site

KZO Innovations

Facebook recently rolled out video on Instagram , leaving both Instagram enthusiasts and Vine users to explore the latest in video sharing. When When the social networking giant announced it, too, would offer its users video functionality, consumers and brands gained an additional option to leverage their brand messaging.  . Right now, Instagram video is the hottest way for brands to leverage content. However, it’s lacking in one key area: the ability to embed the short videos elsewhere. Here’s are 3 steps to manually embed Instagram videos on your website:  .        1.

Facebook in case of divorce

Ignatia Webs

Facebook and other social networking sites make this virtually impossible. With facebook this is no longer possible! Ex-partners can now suddenly pop-up and start facebooking as well. But some of my friends are having facebook-divorce-shivers, inspiring though, I never looked at facebook this way. You know how it goes. Used by permission

What I am hearing and seeing in E-Learning

eLearning 24-7

Web site stinks = product stinks. What has always amazed me are number of e-learning vendor web sites whose design looks like it came from 1995 when Netscape ruled the land. Frankly, it is unreal.  I mean look at any other industry, any industry and check out their vendors’ web sites. I’d love to identify the top twenty worst LMS vendor web sites out there – but there are way too many to pick. The site stinks – the product stinks. What is equally of note are the number of people who tie bad web site design to poor product.

It’s Facebook Week on Share&Learn

Jane Hart

It’s Facebook Week on Share&Learn 15-19 August. Each weekday there will be a discussion on a different aspect of using Facebook for learning. Mon 15 Aug – Using Facebook for personal learning/professional development. Tue 16 Aug – Facebook groups and learning. Wed 17 Aug – Facebook pages and learning. Thu 18 Aug – Facebook in the classroom/workshop.

6 Ways to Add Sizzle to Your Classroom

Learning Rebels

Have them send the pictures to you to be uploaded to your group site (see the next section) as part of a class photo album , or just let the participants do whatever they wish with the photos afterward. Accidental Trainer Change Kaizen Learning Rebel Methodology Social Learning Tools Tips Accidental Trainers Classroom Diigo facebook ILT innovation Projects Tools Training Toolbox Yammer

TechSmith Around the Web - Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and More.

Visual Lounge

Feel free to check us out on a variety of other sites like Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Flickr. And, if you know of other sites or communities that would be useful for TechSmith to explore, please let me know. Facebook Fan Pages: Snagit. They're another place you can connect with us and get an inside view of TechSmith. TechSmith Blogs. The Visual Lounge. Jing Blog.

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#40years of educational technology: Social media

Learning with e's

By 2006 several social networking sites were enjoying surges in popularity, including MySpace, Bebo and of course, Facebook. 40years blogging education FaceBook folksonomies learning social media tagging Technology TwitterPrevious posts in this series tracked the development of educational technology over 40 years. 2006 was also the year Twitter was launched. Unported License.

The virtual suicide machine: facebook harasses Dutch artists for freedom of choice

Ignatia Webs

So facebook now sues a brilliant Dutch artist Walter Langelaar from the Worm artist collective. suicide machine that actually erases ALL and EVERYTHING you have put on a particular social network site. So why is facebook (which started out as a fun endeavor for students) suddenly so angry (= lawyers, threatening letters, hostile words)? Because if you write yourself out of facebook, your data still remains in their servers, so they can use it for commercial purposes (your preferences, your interests.). Artists almost always impress. activism social media

Exclusive offers for eFront facebook fans

eFront

News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 4/13/2010 Exclusive offers for eFront facebook fans In a step towards an integrated social media strategy, Epignosis has announced that will proceed to 26 successive biweekly exclusive offers just for the fans of the eFront page on facebook. Powered by Blogge

Advice to Teachers in Florida: Don't use Facebook with Students

Kapp Notes

Teachers are being asked not to use Facebook, even though more than 500 million active users are on the site and 50% of the active users log on to Facebook in any given day and the average user has has 130 friends and people spend over 700 billion minutes per month on Facebook. Facebook Statistics "Educators just need to unfriend students immediately to prevent incidents like this from occurring," Donzelli warned. behavior without supervision. This is going after the symptom and not the root cause. Is that an academic position?) Stay way.danger. Web 2.0

Facebook vs The LMS: Can Someone explain this to me?

Mark Oehlert

Here are some numbers from the Facebook press room : More than 400 million active users. 50% of our active users log on to Facebook in any given day. More than 3 billion photos uploaded to the site each month. More than 3 million active Pages on Facebook. Every month, more than 70% of Facebook users engage with Platform applications. More than 60 million Facebook users engage with Facebook Connect on external websites every month. There are more than 100 million active users currently accessing Facebook through their mobile devices.

Facebook Platform

Tony Karrer

Stephen Downes picked up my post on Facebook As a Learning Platform. He commented: To be clear, I do not think that Facebook itself is really a learning environment. These are nicely captured by this article as Tony Karrer pulls together a number of recent resources on the site to throw out some ideas. also feel like Facebook is a bit creaky and as Thomas Vanderwal's recent post Facebook for Business or LinkedIn Gets More Valuable points out, as you use Facebook more and have more friends, it seems to get harder to use. Great example, Luis.

Meet Learner 2.0

Learning with e's

They are younger than the Internet and mobile phones, and they don't recall a time when there was no Google or Facebook. recent post on the Edutopia site contained the following passage: When a student asked how something was done, we'd play dumb and say, "I don't know. I'm presenting a keynote speech in Brisbane for EduTech next week, and the theme for my talk is 'Meet Learner 2.0'.