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Evaluating Facebook and Twitter for e-Learning


Facebook and Twitter. YouTube for example, which started as a repository of mostly music videos, cat clips and “video blogs”, has turned into an excellent educational resource, teaching hundreds of millions of people lessons in cooking mousaka, playing the flute and everything in between. Specifically, are they any good for e-learning? That’s all for now.

Using Facebook as a learning platform


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. link]. Ball, L., Desbrow, B. &

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. She states in the article, Facebook 'enhances intelligence' but Twitter 'diminishes it', claims psychologist The ''instant'' nature of texting, Twitter and YouTube was not healthy for working memory. ''On Facebook requires you to keep track of past actions and then plan future actions, which stretches the working memory.

Facebook for Educators

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I have in past postings made both positive and not so positive remarks regarding the use of Facebook as part of course delivery. Given all this, I do still continue to see articles and postings where clearly the application has worked well, then the other day I came across a YouTube video ‘ The Basics of a Facebook Page for Educators’ If you have not seen this for yourself then I can recommend it as a good starter. I also came across this rather large sample of (The teachers guide to using Facebook) Facebook the missing manual from OReilly.

How to Reduce Your Course Development Costs By 90+ Per Cent

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YouTube alone experiences 100 hours of video uploaded every minute. YouTube Statistics. Comparatively, the course assembly tools built into some learning management systems (LMS) allow you to quickly create courses that contain: Instructional videos from the most popular sites including YouTube, Vimeo,, etc. An existing YouTube video. to find learning content.

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Changing the learning landscape

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Such user generated content can be found on YouTube (over 70 hours uploaded very minute) and Vimeo, images on Flickr, Facebook and Snapchat, and other content on a myriad of blogs, wikis and other content sharing platforms. CLL1314 education FaceBook Flickr higher education learning Snapchat social media Technology Twitter University of Warwick Vimeo YouTube

The survival of higher education (2): Changing times

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digital media FaceBook higher education learning social web Technology The future Twitter universities Web 2.0 wiki YouTube This is a continuation from yesterday''s post on changing roles , disruptive innovation and the survival of higher education. Changing Times It is now time to take stock. I was certainly speaking for a time before the advent of what is now referred to as Web 2.0

Cultural hegemony and disruption

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YouTube and other video sharing sites have gained a significant purchase in the broadcasting world, and are in the process of displacing some of the previously prominent media channels. All mainstream TV channels have now adopted Facebook and Twitter to capture views and news from citizen journalists from news hot spots around the world, just to keep ahead of the opposition.

Share trading

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The arrival of YouTube, Flickr and Slideshare and of course Twitter, made it easier to share than ever. As van Dijk (2013) has proposed, the ready acceptance of Facebook and other social media into the every day lives of a global population of users ensured that the ethos of sharing became second nature. We teach our children that sharing is good. What''s mine is mine. Until now.

3 Reasons Why Trainers Don’t Need Social Media

Learning Rebels

Join a Facebook group with other relevant people, follow L&D industry pages. Here is the ATD facebook page , the Learning Rebels page – it doesn’t matter which L&D person or company you follow. In today’s world, people learn through YouTube and Vimeo. Through live streaming, facetime, periscope, Facebook video. Walk the talk ? And you know what? Seriously.

Social Media Libraries for Flash

Upside Learning

Various elearning development companies are integrating the popular social media services like Twitter, YouTube etc. Facebook – The most commonly used class for Facebook integration is facebook-actionscript-api. Developed by Adobe and Facebook, this API is fully supported by both. YouTube has the APIs for ActionScript 2.0 right into their courses and LMS.

Digital reflections

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This can be hosted photo and video sharing sites such as Flickr and YouTube, or social networking sites such as Facebook, but are equally likely to be curation and aggregation tools such as Technology video YouTube My last post was about integrating technologies into education. This could be a conversation, an image or video, or some other digital artefact.

The fame monster

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This number is calculated among other things, on an analysis of my recent web activity on Twitter, Facebook and Google+ over the last 90 days. And what happens to all the other web activities I participate in on sites such as Flickr, LinkedIn, Youtube and Slideshare? Peerindex Charlie Sheen education Snoop Dogg Twitter Klout FaceBook online reputation Lady Gagabillion views.

Engaging course alumni using Facebook: the case of Ruforum

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To start with an interview with Carolyn Nandozi from Uganda about her experiences facilitating a facebook group for alumni. RUFORUM has done this using Facebook. Below my question and Nandozi's answers Nandozi, can you describe how the Facebook group started? I will talk about the challenges I encounter in the Facebook group and the other platforms like LinkedIn.

Everyone's a critic

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Blogging, Twitter, Facebook, and other online platforms changed our notion of audience. When they record themselves on camera, they can release it as a YouTube video and gain feedback from their peers. YouTube is particularly notorious for trolling (individuals who patrol social media sites to make mischief) and can be a breeding ground for unneccesarily harsh, or deliberately hurtful comments. Teachers should therefore promote the use of YouTube as a performance channel with due consideration to such a risks. YouTube learning bloggingBut there are also risks.

Porn, weed and fireworks

E-Learning Provocateur

The point of the exercise was for us to share our thoughts, opinions and experiences with our followers on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram. Last weekend I was privileged to contribute to the Human Brochure – a world first initiative by Australian Capital Tourism to promote the nation’s capital city, Canberra. Yep, our very own Amsterdam. Walkman eat your heart out.

Facebook or Kanye West: Which Pop Icon Has a Future in Enterprise.

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Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Facebook or Kanye West: Which Pop Icon Has a Future in Enterprise Learning? Another subject I’ve never heard anyone say they hate is Facebook. Personally, I enjoy looking at pictures that friends post and that’s the extent of my love for Facebook. It’s true.

Facebook or Kanye West: Which Pop Icon Has a Future in Enterprise.

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Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Facebook or Kanye West: Which Pop Icon Has a Future in Enterprise Learning? Another subject I’ve never heard anyone say they hate is Facebook. Personally, I enjoy looking at pictures that friends post and that’s the extent of my love for Facebook. It’s true.

The Power of Your Network | Social Learning Blog

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Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Buzz it up Share on Linkedin share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this post Print for later Bookmark in Browser Tell a friend No comments yet. Networking comes naturally for some people, but not-so-much for others. So big deal, you say. Why is networking so important anyway? Blog this!

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

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Feel free to check us out on a variety of other sites like Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Flickr. Facebook Fan Pages: Snagit. Video: Channel TechSmith on YouTube - we've got over a 100 videos here and are adding more all the time. They're another place you can connect with us and get an inside view of TechSmith. TechSmith Blogs. The Visual Lounge. Jing Blog. Camtasia.

Twitter as Social Learning: Seven Ways to Facilitate the Exchange.

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Where Facebook and LinkedIn serve mainly as social dashboards for our personal and professional networks, respectively, I see Twitter as a customized information portal. Tweet – Tweets are almost identical to Status Updates in Facebook, except Twitter users are even less interested to hear about the tuna fish sandwich you just ate for lunch. Twitter gets a bad rap. Blog this!

eLearning Content And Social Media

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You Know You Can Share Instructional Videos on YouTube. Utilizing YouTube for eLearning is more straightforward than Twitter. There are tons of YouTube channels providing instructional videos on topics from makeup application to foreign language and even calculus. Even if you don’t plan on creating your own videos, you can still use YouTube in eLearning.

Online Academy Helps to Keep Lectures Where They Belong: Out of.

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This YouTube-based learning environment was founded in 2004 by former Boston hedge-fund manager Salman Khan, and today contains more than 2,200 lectures on more than 100 topics (mostly math related). In an effort to bridge the time and distance gap, he started making 10-minute videos of math lessons and posting them on YouTube. Now, there’s a third possible answer: Khan Academy.

How to contact TechSmith on the Web – Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and More!

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Some people love Twitter and some people hate it, and the same is true with Facebook. Do you ‘like’ facebook? With over one billion active users, we know that Facebook is where it’s at! We have several product pages, plus a corporate TechSmith page, which can be found here: TechSmith Facebook page. Snagit Facebook page. Jing Facebook page.

Using Video in eLearning

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You might also be interested in our page on Facebook or Twitter feed. eLearning Standards Lectora Best Practices Blended Learning Development Tools Instructional Design YouTube mLearning Video Managing eLearning eLearning Sales Training Mobile Learningby Dean Hawkinson One of the growing trends in eLearning and mLearning these days is the use of video. Video, when used properly, can be a very effective tool in supporting the learning process, whether as a part of an eLearning course or as standalone videos delivered via mobile devices. Integrated Learning Services, Inc.

Facebook in the dock

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A couple of days ago I reported that YouTube was under fire (see post below). Well, the dock is getting a little crowded, because now I hear that FaceBook is in trouble too. They don't want to be associated with a Neo-Nazi political organisation (I am not even going to mention their name) that FaceBook has allowed to advertise on the site. should FaceBook do a volte face and (jack)boot out the fascists? Tags: YouTube Virgin Media Neo-Nazis Halifax Bank Fascists FaceBook Vodafone These are big spenders including Virgin Media , Halifax Bank and Vodafone.

More Random Web 2.0 Statistics

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Facebook has more than 400 million active users and 50% of those active users log in every day and 35 million of those users update their status daily. Facebook Press Room. Average Facebook user has 130 friends and spends 55 minutes a day on Facebook and becomes a fan of 4 pages each month and is a member of 13 groups. YouTube Fact Sheet. Yammer Home Page.

How Social Networks Can Harness the Power of Weak Ties | Social.

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The power of tools like Facebook, LinkedIn, and Yammer, are pretty astounding. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Buzz it up Share on Linkedin share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this post Print for later Bookmark in Browser Tell a friend No comments yet. Blog this! less big companies, for more than 20 years.

Can Snapchat be Used for Education?


Facebook groups have been used in adult education, even Facebook based learning management systems. YouTube has been a perennial favorite with educators in nearly every sector. Whenever there are popular apps and platforms it seems like it is only a matter of time until we see it used in education. But what about the popular (and growing) platform Snapchat? What do you think?

Seven 2017 Learning Trends: Novel or Norm?

Bottom-Line Performance

Early Electronic Performance Support Systems and intranets were the predecessors of modern help systems such as, YouTube, Wikipedia, or Google as well as collaboration, information sharing, and communication tools such as SharePoint, Slack, Basecamp, and Skype plus networking tools such as LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, or Twitter. Do trends really matter? Mobile.

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Increase Course Performance with These 7 Tips for Bite-Sized eLearning


Your modern learners are already using Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and YouTube on a daily basis. Microlearning activities are often asynchronous, but sites like Facebook can make the eLearning experience more social and collaborative. How You Can Deliver Highly Effective Courses Through Bite-Sized eLearning. Stick To One Subject. Take A Spaced eLearning Approach.

Our Take on Google+

E-learning Uncovered

If I were to start over, I could see using Google+ over Facebook or Twitter. Everyone who uses Gmail, YouTube, Google Docs, or any of their other services already has a Google account. JU: I think it’s the best of Twitter plus the best of Facebook. But Google+ also encourages deeper communication by having no character limit and keeping the whole conversation in one place (one strength of Facebook). The comparison to Facebook is tougher. For me, the biggest difference between Facebook and Google+ is really a mindset, not a specific feature.

Captions vs. Sound – How to Get Heard?

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We’ve all seen the bombardment of commercials for Facebook Live Video. So, while we’re all aware of video’s surge, here are some hard numbers: 67 percen t of users watched more video on social networks like Facebook and Snapchat than they did a year ago. That kind of exponential growth should raise the eyebrows of anyone who wants to grab the attention of Facebook’s 1.71

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Just a minute

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In a post brought to my attention today, Kelly Hodgkins claims that if we paused the web for 60 seconds we would miss the birth of more than 1500 new blog posts, almost 100,000 new tweets, 20,000 posts on Tumblr, 600 new videos (more than 24 hours) uploaded to YouTube and at least 12,000 new ads on Craigslist. The sheer volume of content being created and posted to the web is overwhelming.