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Evaluating Facebook and Twitter for e-Learning

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Facebook and Twitter. So how about Facebook, which also allows you to post videos but on top of that offers a lot of extra capabilities, including Group pages, wall posts, personal messages, and the ability to embed fully interactive applications (including the ability to monetize them)? The post Evaluating Facebook and Twitter for e-Learning appeared first on eFront Blog.

If Facebook was a country …

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If Facebook was a country … yeah, but it isn’t. Liking Facebook (a global network) to the population of a single country is inaccurate. billion, and Facebook reportedly at 1.39 And this is really what it is – Facebook is not a country, it is a government, of sorts. Related posts: Infographic: Does Facebook make you a better student? billion.

'Using Facebook & Twitter For Learning & Teaching' Workshop

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INTRODUCTION Today more than 900 million people use Facebook, and more than 300 million use Twitter to connect, share and interact with one another. Then we will explore and discuss with the participants how they can use Facebook for learning and teaching. Day two will be dedicated to exploring Twitter basics and apps for learning and teaching. Twitter workshop OER/FRE

Facebook & Twitter for Learning at #IMEC8!

ZaidLearn

Facilitating a half-day hands-on ' Facebook & Twitter for Learning ' workshop on the 13th March (2013) at the 8th International Medical Education Conference (IMEC-2013). FACEBOOK & TWITTER WORKSHOP Today more than one billion people use Facebook, and more than 500 million use Twitter to connect, share and interact with one another.

Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success

This all sounds great, but what is social learning and is it reliant on Facebook. 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. creating yet another course or scheduling yet another workshop. of learners. busy trainers? goals.

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?

Can Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin GET YOU A JOB?

ZaidLearn

Though, social media tools like Facebook , Twitter and Linkedin can make yourself (resume) more visible and attractive to job hunters out there, and increasingly they are using such tools to discover the real (virtual) you. THINK TWICE before Facebooking, Tweeting and Linkedining anything that you would not want your parents to know. Though, social media tools like Facebook , Twitter and Linkedin will make you more visible out there, and empower you with new ways to engage with job hunters, and possibly get you a job interview. Created by: MBA Online A BIG NO!

Twitter in the classroom

Learning with e's

Today I had an interesting exchange of views on Twitter. about Twitter. mentioned that I strongly encourage the use of Twitter in my classes. Secondly, students are going to use Twitter and other media anyway, regardless. During the lectures, I encourage students to interact with each other and the speakers by using Twitter as a backchannel. Unported License.

Facebook--Good for Your Memory: Twitter--Not So Much

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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. Facebook requires you to keep track of past actions and then plan future actions, which stretches the working memory. Check out Twictionary for more great Twitter Jargon. __ Catalog of Recommended Books, Games and Gadgets Recommended Games and Gadgets Recommended Books Content Guide. Bad news for all you Twanker's in a Twance.*

Top Educators in Malaysia on Twitter!

ZaidLearn

Using Twitter , too? Account created using Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or Google+ login. Add your Twitter ID URL Click ''Enter link'', add URL and then Click ''Go!''. It will then automatically add your picture and Twitter data, which you can update again if needed. You will not be added to the (moderated) list until you have a Twitter ID. WHY TWITTER?

Where would I be without Twitter?

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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.

Why Twitter is so powerful

Learning with e's

Those who get Twitter and those who don't. OK, I'm joking, but Twitter does seem to divide people. Well, anyone who uses Twitter on a regular basis will tell you that the power of the tool is not so much in its content, but in its ability to connect you to other people. Twitter quite simply connects you with people who are interesting, informative or humourous. You too?

Workbook: Gamification and Your Enterprise Learning Strategy

content is not only beneficial, but in the age of Facebook and Twitter, it’s expected. GAMIFICATION AND YOUR ENTERPRISE LEARNING STRATEGY W O R K B O O K GA I ION AND YOUR E I LEARNING STRATEGY W O R K B O O K 2Table of Contents. Introduction.3 What is Gamification? Gaming vs. Gamification.4 Key Elements of Gamification.4 Making a Case For Gamification.12 Conclusion.16 3Introduction.

Using Twitter For Social Learning

LearnDash

While there are many tools available today that are conducive to social learning, usually the first ones that come to people’s minds are Facebook and Twitter given their mainstream influence in social media. But can Twitter  really be used for social learning? There are a variety of ways that Twitter can be used in an educational setting. ed tech

Facebook for e-Learning

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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!

What Facebook knows about you (and me?)

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This was posted in November 2011 so I’m sure there are updates on Max’s legal battle with Facebook – head on over to [link] for more details. YouTube: What Facebook knows about you. Related posts: Facebook tips for Educators. Twitter & Facebook use by Russell Group Universities. Video Facebook Smart Data Social Media Social Network YouTube

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?

Most Employers Check Facebook, Twitter of Job Applicants

CLO Magazine

Sixty four percent of bosses admit to searching Facebook or Twitter to check the suitability of potential employees, according to new research by Peninsula Business Services, an employment law consultancy. In a survey of 3,522 employers Peninsula found 64 percent of bosses checked personally or asked a fellow worker to check the suitability of a candidate using Facebook or Twitter. Most employers check social media during the recruitment process and a little under half report it as a factor in hiring, a new survey shows. London — Oct.

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? Another question relates to something I posted recently about why Twitter is so powerful.

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Twitter and the death of distance

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Social media sites such as Twitter span huge distances to connect people around the world. My own father, now 84 years old, started a Facebook account so he could keep in touch with distant relatives in such places as New Zealand and Australia. One of the key findings of the research is that Twitter is transforming our conceptions of communication at a global level.

Adding Facebook and Twitter to student participation

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Students at Purdue University are experimenting with a new application developed at the school called Hotseat that integrates Facebook, Twitter, and text messaging to help students “backchannel” during class. Tags: Twitter Facebook PowerPoint SMS Social Media Social Network Technology Video The idea behind this isn’t new; using social media in conferences allow participants to engage the speaker(s) to exchange ideas and questions on the fly. The difference here is [.].

Twitter Tips we should all know, and care, about #edchat

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I use Twitter a lot. Someone coming to Twitter now, all fresh and eager to get stuck in, might find it hard to find their own voice in the noise that the rest of us are making. Related posts: Twitter Tips: for Teachers & Educators. RT @betchaboy: Twitter is Messy #eLearning. Adding Facebook and Twitter to student participation. Would you follow you?

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! paper.li

3 Reasons Why Trainers Don’t Need Social Media

Learning Rebels

This weekend there was a twitter conversation. Now, this tweet was asking specifically about the speakers being on twitter and no, you do not have to be on twitter (or any other platform) to function at your job. Join twitter (or make better use of it). There is a lot of information flowing through twitter at any given time by any number of people. Walk the talk

My Twitter hero

E-Learning Provocateur

Calling the customer service line and the store where she bought the table didn’t get her anywhere. A few weeks later, she posted photos of the tabletop explosion on Pottery Barn’s Facebook fan page. Calling both the customer service line and the store where she bought the table didn’t get her anywhere, but complaining on Facebook did. looked up ANZ Bank on Twitter, but I couldn’t find it. So I googled “ANZ Twitter&# and stumbled upon Did ANZ open a new branch and forget to staff it? In the meantime, I feel sorry for my Twitter hero.

Don’t use Facebook for teaching your class – use Edmodo!

eLearning Acupuncture

If you are like me, you probably had not heard about Edmodo until right now. I had never heard of it until it flew across my twitter stream in a posting from a colleague. Its safe and easy Facebook-like interface allows the class to collaborate, connect, share content, access homework, etc. There has been a lot of controversy about the appropriateness of teachers 'friending' their students on Facebook. social networking class facebookSo what is it? It’s a web-based social network space for teachers and students. It’s free for both students and teachers.

Facebook’s New Streaming Service: What You Need to Know

OpenSesame

From Snapchat’s debut in 2011 to Twitter’s ugly war with Meerkat and its later acquisition of the streaming service, Periscope , Facebook is now tentatively entering the live streaming market. In early August, Facebook announced its release of a live streaming feature, Live , similar to Twitter’s Periscope and Snapchat’s Snapchat Live and Snapchat Story. Left business

The Internet (in real-time) Infographic

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Social Network Educational Technology Facebook Infographic Learning Technology Pinterest Social Evolution Social Learning Social Media Twitter Video YouTube We all love infographics (well, I do. Well, decent ones anyway) which is why this one is really interesting. build over the time it takes you to view the details of the infographic. Social Media in Universities (Infographic).

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.

12 ways teachers are using social media in the classroom

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Use Facebook to get feedback for your students’ online science fair projects. Create Twitter accounts for a special interest projects. Social Network Blog Blogging Digital Learning Distance Learning EdTech eLearning Facebook Learning Objects Learning Technologist Learning Technology mLearning Mobile Learning Social Learning Social Media Technology Tweet Twitter

How to focus in the age of distraction

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Close Twitter and Google+ so it doesn’t distract me with ‘updates’ or ‘new post’ messages. Social Network Digital Detox Distance Learning eBook eBooks Email Facebook Google Mind Map Online Course Social Evolution Social Learning Social Media Twitter So many of us are connected and/or using our connected devices regularly. ” at me.

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Infographic: Does Facebook make you a better student?

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While I like this and what it is trying to say, surely Facebook and indeed any system is going to make the student ‘better’ based only on how it is used, not what it can do? Therefore it is ‘our’ responsibility to introduce and set up the system (Facebook, Twitter, etc) in a way that will engage and enhance the learning experience?

Developing Leaders in the Facebook Age

CLO Magazine

How we connect — in person, through blogs, Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, or through other methods of online collaboration — says more about us than we may realize. To develop leaders in the Facebook era requires that learning professionals create offerings to enable the proper mix of all these ingredients as well as help to ensure leaders can connect through multiple mediums. Thanks to the proliferation of technology-fueled information, effective leaders need to be able to connect with people in multiple, real and personal ways. What do we exhibit? Set goals.

Monster.com Launches BeKnown: Professional Social Networking for Facebook

Learning on the Leading Edge

Today Monster.com dropped the gauntlet and launched BeKnown , a new Facebook application that hopes to become the professional social network for Facebook users, and a vital new tool for recruiters, human resources, and talent acquisition teams. Facebook vs. LinkedIn for Professional Social Networking. Fig 1: Facebook vs. LinkedIn vs. Monster Networks (Comscore March, 2011).

WordPress Plugin #7: Twitter Card

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If, like me, you use Twitter a lot, and have something like WordTwit installed (tweet your new blog post when you publish it) then you’ll also want to explore the new world of Twitter Cards. Thanks What is it … well, Twitter Cards: “make it possible for you to attach media experiences to Tweets that link to your content. ” [emphasis is mine]. Simple!

WordPress Plugin #13: WordBooker (WordPress and Facebook integration)

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Wordbooker; “… allows you to cross-post your blog posts to your Facebook Wall. You can also “cross pollinate&# comments between Facebook and your WordPress blog.&#. One aspect of the plugin I do like, however, and is working is that ability to re-publish an article to Facebook when you edit it in WordPress. Sweet! View as Slideshow]. WordPress WordPress30

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 & Facebook use by Russell Group Universities

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Here are two excellent reports on the (Institutional) use of Twitter and Facebook by the Russell Group Universities; Institutional Use of Twitter by Russell Group Universities. Use of Facebook by Russell Group Universities. Related posts: Adding Facebook and Twitter to student participation. Adding Facebook and Twitter to student participation.

Engaging course alumni using Facebook: the case of Ruforum

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

To start with an interview with Carolyn Nandozi from Uganda about her experiences facilitating a facebook group for alumni. I met her during an online facilitation course which I facilited (online ofcourse :) and found out she has some interesting experiences with an alumni group. RUFORUM has done this using Facebook. How to engage people who are not on Facebook? Who to engage?

Don’t give it to me unless I can customise it

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Twitter ‘like’ option ), whether they’re free social systems or expensive VLEs (has anyone ever had timely updates to problems identified in Blackboard? How have also customised my own learning. I use my network ( PLN ) on social sharing platforms like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc. My first car was a 1993 Rover Mini Cooper 1.3i, in British Racing Green (obviously). Like so many people who own a Mini it didn’t stay ‘standard’ for very long, as I read through the Mini magazines on the kinds of things I could do to personalise the car.

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. Twitter: @techsmith - all things TechSmith including tips, tricks, polls, news, job postings, tradeshow news, and more. 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.

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#40years of educational technology: Social media

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

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.

Your Digital Footprint, your future

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Examples (of which there are many) include: Facebook post costs waitress her job. Teacher loses job over Facebook photo, files lawsuit. Teacher Loses Job After Commenting About Students, Parents on Facebook. Fired Over Facebook: 13 Posts That Got People CANNED. Social Network Digital Footprint Facebook Social Evolution Social Media Twitter

Join the #moodlewish Twitter Stream!

ZaidLearn

So, having a dedicated hashtag in #moodlewish will hopefully provide a more convenient venue for all Moodle users to share ideas and suggestions (or those that use Twitter!), and for developers to make these sparks of ideas become a reality. Can Facebook do this and that, and this and that. Facebook is new! Tags: e-learning learning tools Moodle Twitter OER/FREE

Post to Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Evernote from Snagit!

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Once you install them, you'll see buttons inside Snagit to upload images and videos directly to Evernote, Facebook, Twitter, or YouTube! The buttons for Facebook, Twitter, and Evernote must be installed manually. Each time you use the Facebook, Twitter, or YouTube button, you're prompted to add a description, message, or other necessaries. Win output.

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