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How Twitter can be used for informal personal learning?

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I joined Twitter in January 2008 and in the last 6 years, 4 months, and 7 days since my first tweet I have made or posted nearly 33,000 tweets! As I highlighted in my post from last year I have found Twitter the single most important source of information, events, research, back-channel, inspiration, and motivation I have even come across. Twitter, updated. SB: Thank you.

Google Plus: Initial Impressions

Upside Learning

It’s been quite an interesting week on the Google front, with the launch of one new service after another. The one making the biggest waves (if you pardon the pun) has been Google+ (plus). Sparks – the content search mechanism is unlike anything I’ve seen; enter an interest into the box and Google fetches web elements that might be related to the interest. Have you tried it?

Top Educators in Malaysia on Twitter!

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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.

New research explores the common myths and realities around the 70:20:10 learning model

specific support of our ambassadors: Follow @TowardsMaturity @702010pp @corporateelearn and @Docebo on Twitter. manager 73% Google or. In-Focus. Report. February 2016 Authored by Charles Jennings, Laura Overton & Dr Genny Dixon. Supported by. www.towardsmaturity.org/in-focus/2016/702010. 70+20+10=100. The Evidence Behind. the Numbers In-Focus: 70+20+10=100. Towards Maturity CIC Ltd.

The Twitter Chat Conundrum (Part Two)

Learning Rebels

Last week our conversation centered around the twitter chat. How twitter chats, in general, may be improved and I have to say the response was great. I Blab, periscope, google hangouts, Agora mode should all be explored together… I can’t answer for others, but I’m open to share emergent practices.” If CSI can do it, surely we can make it happen in twitter chats?

Snagit for Google Chrome: Extension workflow update, animated GIF production

Visual Lounge

With our last major update , we debuted video screen recording in Snagit for Google Chrome. We’ve been noticing GIF screencasts gaining in popularity on social websites like Twitter and Google+, as well as on blog posts and websites. The post Snagit for Google Chrome: Extension workflow update, animated GIF production appeared first on TechSmith Blogs. It’s update time!

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). If the state of e-learning on Facebook is so underwhelming, you would intuitively not expect much better from the even more limited platform that is Twitter. Specifically, are they any good for e-learning?

Use Twitter #Hashtags to Amplify Your Learning!

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Today, I don't spend much learning time following people or particular lists on Twitter, but I do spend time following, reflecting and interacting with relevant learning hashtag conversations (streams) taking place around the world. By following (saving) this hashtag you will be able to see all the tweets shared on Twitter including the #edchat hashtag. WHAT ARE HASHTAGS?

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! plenk2010 ).

'Using Facebook & Twitter For Learning & Teaching' Workshop

ZaidLearn

INTRODUCTION Today more than 900 million people use Facebook, and more than 300 million use Twitter to connect, share and interact with one another. Day two will be dedicated to exploring Twitter basics and apps for learning and teaching. Lastly, I will sum up the lessons learned and provide some useful tips in moving forward with using Facebook and Twitter for learning and teaching.

My Twitter hero

E-Learning Provocateur

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? The article states: Last year ANZ established a dedicated Twitter account called @ANZ_Responds to communicate with customers. ROTFL! I did, however, find @anzmoneymanager on Twitter. In the meantime, I feel sorry for my Twitter hero. customer service social media @anzmoneymanager ANZ Jennifer Hellum Pottery Barn TwitterSeveral days went by… nothing. Barnstorming. Star struck.

Infographic: How Google has changed what it means to do research

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With almost 30 percent of the human population, or 2 billion people, using the internet; and 94 percent of US students equating research with using Google or other search engines, it comes as no surprise that 75 percent of students use Wikipedia and online encyclopedias for research. 1997: Google released. 2006: Twitter launched. 2008: Google Chrome browser launched.

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How Twitter Changed the eLearning Community with Conversations

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

As I was thinking about it I began to remember other Twitter tools like the open source TwitterCamp we used at live events to display the twitter stream. In the beginning You can find out more about the start of twitter by just Googling it. The Business Insider has a good article titled The Real History of Twitter. Twitter launched in 2006. chatting".

Google+ – fundamental misunderstanding of networks?

George Siemens

I’ve been playing around with Google+. As others have stated, it’s Google’s best foray into social networking. It’s an impressive product, defined by Google’s typical clean interface. The idea of “circles&# is somewhat related to Twitter Lists and is helpful for organizing friends/colleagues and tracking different activity streams. Some are small – such as “what kind of a goofy URL have you foisted upon us Google&# – mine is: https://plus.google.com/112869117429645144444/. Google doesn’t get that.

Our Take on Google+

E-learning Uncovered

Are you using Google+ yet? It’s launching to the general public soon and after a few weeks of using Google+, Diane Elkins and Judy Unrein got together to share impressions. If I were to start over, I could see using Google+ over Facebook or Twitter. Even if Google+ does have its advantages, it is only useful if the people you want to connect with are there. JU: And soon Google+ will open up publicly, so a lot more people will be there. Everyone who uses Gmail, YouTube, Google Docs, or any of their other services already has a Google account.

Tips on running a Tweet-chat

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“A TweetChat is a virtual meeting or gathering on Twitter to discuss a common topic. “A Twitter chat is a public Twitter conversation around one unique hashtag. Twitter chats are usually recurring and on specific topics to regularly connect people with these interests.” Highlight this as not everyone has, or wants, a Twitter account. edtech.

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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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Using Twitter as a Professional Development Tool

The Learning Circuits

Immediately one word came to mind: Twitter. It isn't the tool itself that has been so impact full for me; it's the world to which Twitter opened up to me. Then I discovered Twitter. From that moment on, I have never looked at 'Training' the same, and each day the interactions I have on Twitter continue to shape me as a professional. find that Twitter has the audience and usage that best provides professional development support for those in our field. well-cultivated PLN can also be your most powerful search engine, surpassing Google or Yahoo.

The Future of Search (video) #edtech

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I came across this excellent little video on The Guardian website (via Flipboard): “The future of search … made simple – an animated guide” “How will new mobile phones, technology such as Google Glass – the wearable gadget that searches for whatever we look at – and social networks like Facebook and Twitter influence our searches? it's started!

Gearing up for #ALTC 2015

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Twitter: hopkinsdavid. Google+: David Hopkins. CMALT Conferences ALT ALTC Conference Google Learner Analytics Learning Analytics Learning Technologist Learning Technology LinkedIn Sketchnote Social Learning Social Media Social Network Twitterthink I may need to compare notes with someone who can get to some of the sessions I miss? . Blog: www.dontwasteyourtime.co.uk.

eLearning: Google Goggles Update

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by AJ George  I wrote an article about   Google releasing an app called Google Goggles for Android  nearly two years ago. My feeling at the time was that in the right environment, Google Goggles could be used to scan images in real time and receive just-in-time learning on the go. Now that it's had some time to develop and work out the kinks,  Google has improved Google Goggles with its 1.7 Google has added a continuous shooting mode to its repertoire. update. You also don't want to manually retype the whole thing.

#TK11 Keynote: Google’s Karen Wickre and Ann Farmer

Learning Visions

These are my live blogged notes from Thursday’s keynote at ASTD TK11 with Karen Wickre (Global Communications Team) and Ann Farmer from Google. Social Media @ Google Part 1: How Google manages external communicates to make news and info about google findable to the outside world Part 2: Internal communication and discovery Part 1: How Google communicates publicly: Don’t do traditional press releases 150+blogs!, 100 Twitter accts, 20 FB pages…this is all for Google corporate info (how tos product news, etc.) No dedicates editors – no long approval chains.

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What Every Teacher Needs to Know About Google in the Classroom

DigitalChalk eLearning

Google just might change the way you teach—in a good way. After making a full Google Docs integration this year in my history classroom, I will never go back,” wrote Nate Green, an educator and blogger with edSocialMedia.com. Here’s what you need to know about using Google in the classroom. Students can see homework in the stream and create and edit it within Google docs. These are just a few of the most valuable features every teacher needs to know about Google Classroom. If Google Classroom seems overwhelming, don’t worry. Google Earth.

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

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As Google already is, they must fight to maintain the value that they have built for their market. Google understands that to be successful in the tech world they must maintain value but also add value. Originally posted by Derek Brown on LinkedIn How To Dethrone Google, and Who Will Likely Do It (Hint: Not Facebook). Someone will dethrone Google, not just compete with them.

Google's New Interface for News: The FastFlip

Learning and Technology

Google has released a new interface for thier news. As we start to combine realtime information such as Twitter search and Google Waves with news and articles we need new ways of reading through the large amounts of data. Tags: google FastFlip. think it is interesting because it represents another way to access and browse information.

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

Bottom-Line Performance

Nicholas Carr wrote a terrific piece in The Atlantic back in 2008 (an eternity in internet time) asking if Google was making us stupid. The Atlantic: Is Google Making Us Stupid? If you’re new to Twitter chats, don’t forget about awesome tools such as  Tweetchat.com  that automatically save the hashtag and help you focus on the conversation! image: softbinator.ro).

Does your avatar matter?

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For many this was what people remember me on Twitter for, despite the fact he wasn’t my first avatar: Remember him? So, for the duration of the BYOD4L course I changed my Twitter avatar to the same as my LinkedIn one (for no other reason than I liked it): But then I realised that I didn’t need or want to hide behind an illustration any more. Or, what makes a good avatar?

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Book Review: “Using Social Media in the Classroom” #edtech

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Online networks like LinkedIn and Twitter and Google+ offer the ability to search for like-minded professionals and amateurs the world over and to communicate, collaborate, and connect with them on different levels. I’m a Learning Technologist. Which is why this book is of interest to me – ‘ Using Social Media in the Classroom ‘ by Megan Poore. ” (p. 8).

Is LinkedIn still relevant?

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Those who know me will know that I moved from Bournemouth University to the University of Leicester in 2012, and again on to the University of Warwick in 2014. I am certain that online professional persona was used as part of the interview/hiring process (let’s face it, they’d have missed a trick if they didn’t use them!) as well as my CV and application forms – my  Twitter feed, my LinkedIn profile, my (under-used) Google+ stream, SlideShare presentations, published books , etc. LinkedIn snakes or ladders? from Sue Beckingham. Does anyone?

Our Take on Google+

E-learning Uncovered

Are you using Google+ yet? It’s launching to the general public soon and after a few weeks of using Google+, Diane Elkins and Judy Unrein got together to share impressions. If I were to start over, I could see using Google+ over Facebook or Twitter. Even if Google+ does have its advantages, it is only useful if the people you want to connect with are there. JU: And soon Google+ will open up publicly, so a lot more people will be there. Everyone who uses Gmail, YouTube, Google Docs, or any of their other services already has a Google account.

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. 

Social Media for Staff: Legal Checklist

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Social Network Facebook Google Guideline LinkedIn Social Media Twitter This is a great reference guide, from JISC Legal,  for universities, colleges and learning providers to consider in relation to social media use by staff.  The aim of the checklist is to ensure risks are recognised and managed appropriately, while clarifying for staff what the boundaries are. socialmedia.

Being active in many networks (@cristinacost)

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Simple … when someone questions your activity on blogs, Twitter, Google+, etc., eLearning Social Network Active Learner Facebook Google Learning Technology Personal Learning PLE PLN Social Evolution Social Learning Social Media Twitter ” But what was the question? how do you respond? It was not always like that … it rather evolved to become what it is today!”

Using Social Media ‘safely’ #edtech

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Social Network Digital Footprint Facebook Google Google Maps Infographic Metadata Safety Social Evolution Social Media Twitter Using social media is easy. Using social media wisely is not quite so easy. Using social media safely is harder still. Being safe online is, or should be, easy. Related posts: Why do Universities use Social Media?

Learning And Social Networks

Upside Learning

Google Plus is making waves among technology savvy social networkers. Like so many other Google products, this one is in beta and is gradually opening up to more users. One unique aspect separates Plus from other Google services. It was great to see how Google’s engineers solicited feedback, which they got almost instantaneously and were able to act on it quickly.

Google Buzz in eLearning

Upside Learning

The web is abuzz with talk of Google Buzz. Let Google do the explaining –. Google keeps a lot of these features are in perpetual beta, it’s early days yet and who knows how this new tool will evolve. Buzz can also aggregate content from other social sharing sites, Flicks, Picasa, Twitter, and YouTube. Buzz emulates or rather brings some features of Google Wave to Gmail.

Google App Inventor – Can It Boost mLearning?

Upside Learning

Last week Google launched App Inventor a visual development tool to build Android applications. It also has social media blocks for connecting to services like Twitter. Tags: Mobile Learning Android App Inventor Google mLearning This tool will allow anyone to create an Android app without writing even a single line of code. doubt.

Online Branding for Academics

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Every so often I’ll have a discussion with an academic around “this facebook thing” or “what’s the point of Twitter” Each time it’s for a different reason or coming from a different perspective or background. Is it to be able to connect with colleagues and peers through LinkedIn or Google+, or to increase conference speaking requests?