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How Twitter can be used for informal personal learning?

Dont Waste Your Time

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.

Evaluating Facebook and Twitter for e-Learning


Facebook and Twitter. It’s something that can also work for live courses in a hybrid learning scenario: Purdue University, for example, has been experimenting with an app that allows students to “backchannel” during class through Facebook and Twitter. The post Evaluating Facebook and Twitter for e-Learning appeared first on eFront Blog.

Using Twitter to Transform the Classroom!


"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. What a wonderful learning stream that would be.

Is Multiple Activity Streams the Way Forward for Enterprise Platforms?

ID Reflections

Jive offers users the ability to customizetheir two activity streams--one stream reflects everything the user is Following on the platform and thisincludes people, places and content. Some deep diving and conversations exposed that users weremissing or feared missing out on information. As is wont to happen withactivity streams, content quickly moves below the fold and runs the risk ofgetting overlooked. Both these applications make my Twitter use abreeze by allowing me to set my filters and create multiple streams. And reflects how far we have come.

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

Kapp Notes

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 Twitter you receive an endless stream of information, but it's also very succinct,'' said Dr Alloway. ''You don't have to process that information.

How I manage the deluge of social information

Adventures in Corporate Education

I’ve been an information junkie my entire life. In this post, I’m going to explain how I curate social information using Twitter and my RSS Reader. I may update this in a few weeks once I obtain my Dell SMaC certification. Twitter. Here are the Twitter directions for making lists. My biggest Twitter advice: don’t try to read every single tweet.

The most updated and informative e-Learning community on Twitter


News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 11/28/2010 The most updated and informative e-Learning community on Twitter On Twitter exists a resourceful community of e-Learning professionals. As a result, I have created the following list of the most updated and informative e-Learning community on Twitter. Hi Ed, could you please provide me with a link to his Twitter account? Hi Paulo, thank you for the information that you share! social learning - experimentação.

Learning the Netflix way

Dont Waste Your Time

’  which has resonated with much of my own thinking from recent work and discussions I’ve been having on Twitter. In education MOOCs have enabled some of this to happen, but what is on offer is quite thin on the ground and only available at certain periods, which still mean we’re locked down to the information provider (note: not platform provider) to offer the course.

Making the most of Informal Learning

Jane Hart

Tomorrow I am going to be chairing an all-day event in Bristol for the eLearning Network, called Making the most of Informal Learning. Here’s a brief overview of the event: “We know how important informal learning is in the workplace, but how do we encourage it? Tweet. We know there are many free and low-cost tools that can help, but which should you be using?

In defense of the stream.

Mark Oehlert

To begin with the ironic - I follow Sameer on Twitter and value that information but yes, I could live without his tweets :-) I could also live without knowing when each and every one of colleagues has a birthday but there is value there though in terms of providing context about the people you work with. I''ll try to focus on the stream though. . I don''t think the manner in which the information coming to you is actually very new. My Inbox can be a stream - at times its been a river, or a firehose. So why do I like the activity stream better?


Information: What am I missing?

George Siemens

What can we do now with information that we could not do in the past? I’ve abused Kauffman’s concept of the adjacent possible by applying it to the new opportunities, untapped potential, and levels of complexity, that arise with the development of something new. In this case, the “something new&# is the ways in which new tools allow us to mess around with information. I’ve compiled a list of nine attributes or new possibilities that new technologies, especially the internet, enable. What can we do with information that I’ve overlooked? Embed.

Make it Social: How We Use Twitter as a Learning Tool

Bottom-Line Performance

Chances are, someone has told you how you should or should not be using Twitter recently. Did you know that Twitter chats are a fantastic way to share informal knowledge and spark conversation within  your field or even inside your organization? Think about it: You spend all day every day sitting in your office, siloed off from the world of information ebbing and flowing all around you. For the past month, Bottom-Line Performance has been hosting Thursday Tech Talk , a weekly chat on Twitter. This is all possible. “How will I get my point across?”

I Believe in the Importance of Personal Knowledge Management

Tom Spiglanin

But how do we sort through all this information, effectively filter content, judge the good from bad, and make sense of it all? We all recognize Internet search as one way we find information. Developing knowledge also includes synthesizing ideas by combining the new information with our existing knowledge to generate new concepts. So too are our personal learning networks.

Twiitering = learning?

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

Sometimes people might say: ' Ok, but twitter is not learning. From a behaviourism point of view, twitter might not be very relevant as a means for learning. However, from a social-constructist view you might see a twitter network building relations. In that case twitter is very important. Within this thought stream twitter is more interesting.

Activity Steams: Splicing information and social relations

George Siemens

Whenever a new technology a) changes how we access, create, and share information or b) changes how we connect and interact with each other, there are educational implications to consider. Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn had been around for several years before “social media&# become a common term to describe the tools and methods of interacting online. Lists (Twitter).

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. Boring

Our eLearners are suffering from information glut. What does this mean for our eLearning designs?

Coffee and Design

I have been thinking a lot lately about the concepts of information glut, data smog, information overload, etc. Well I think Questlove has something to say about it and I believe he hits the nail on the head when it comes to the effects of information glut, data smog, information overload, etc. Talk about information glut. Is anything is really in the past?

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Here a Hashtag, There a Hashtag, Everywhere a Hashtag

Learning Rebels

As you may remember I wrote a post for ATD which centered on improving your toolbox , and this year we are going to expand the thoughts to include deeper information and get a little Kaizen in your day! Understanding the basics of social media tools such as Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and most of all, twitter – is also understanding the importance of hashtags. Not true.

Three Practical Ideas for Using Twitter in E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

Twitter’s all the rage. But many people really don’t know much about it or don’t do much with it. I’ll have to admit, I have mixed feelings about Twitter (and much of the other social media). like to focus on the more practical information that I can use. With all that said, Twitter is a useful tool. And Twitter is great for that. Some people love it. today.

Twitter Twitter Everywhere.

Learn and Lead

Everyone’s talking about Twitter. So here's my addition to the conversation based on my experiences with Twitter as  @manishmo. What is Twitter? also like this explanation by Chris Brogan : Twitter is a stream. Facebook is both a stream and a stopping point (but mostly a stream). Your blog is a stopping point pretending to be a stream.

How to innovate and educate ahead of the wave, Pt.1 #altc

Dont Waste Your Time

The backchannel on Twitter was alive and kicking again, as I hoped it would be. It is certainly a good way to keep up with the sessions, especially the ones you can’t get to in the different streams, but it’s also a great social element to the conference, with many of us engaged in the difficulties of what to wear and what transpired as #shirtgate. Year in Review / 2013.

Revisiting My Learning Journey on Social Media

ID Reflections

Six years have passed since I joined Twitter in 2008, when twitter was in its infancy, and I was clueless about its use. stumbled across twitter quite by accident or should I say serendipity. Needless to say when I found the same person on Twitter, I was part excited and part overawed. PLN social media Twitter lurked and waited. observed the interactions.

Activity Streams

George Siemens

Activity streams are still in their infancy, as is evident by the painful process of trying to bring together people, sites, and ideas, according to areas of interest. danah boyd addressed this in an EDUCAUSE article : As we continue to move from a broadcast model of information to a networked one, we will continue to see a reworking of the information landscape.

Filtering for Future ProFessional Frontiers #pkm14

Ignatia Webs

hootsuite or tweetdeck to filter the personal twitter and other streams). Another paid option is sproutsocial which has wonderful options, but fits more with an enterprise type of social media stream analysis. After only two days, I already found some immediately relevant information (e.g. Again. mLearning, learning analytics). still have to work on those options.

Technology won't replace teachers, but.

Learning with e's

The Librarian's Information Literacies Annual Conference was well attended, and just as lively in its dialogue throughout the three days it ran. LILAC was held in the heart of Manchester University , in a well appointed conference centre, where almost 300 library and information professionals gathered for three days to discuss information literacy. who would you appoint?

My professional use of social media and communication tools

Challenge to Learn

Flipboard is a mobile app that creates a magazine like interface on several streams. These streams can be fed by other tools like Twitter, Linkedin and Google reader and I love it. Zite will show you information based on keywords you give in. It also has a magazine like interface and the advantage is that you will get information from outside your standard network.

How to Replace Top-Down Training with Collaborative Learning (3)

Jay Cross

In its place enters social and informal learning hubs like on-demand content, live online discussions, wikis and forums, and searchable content archives. The great news is that social and informal learning don’t require new systems because learning can take place on the same “platform” as the existing social network, if a company already has one. Third post in a series. Need to share.

See You at TechKnowledge 2012

E-learning Uncovered

TK Chats debuted at TechKnowledge last year and were a great success; they are fairly short, informal, moderated panels on some of the hot topics in our industry right now. The planning committee conceived TechKafe as a place for people to meet and continue the conversations that started in sessions, TK Chats, or the expo hall… and possibly even draw others into the conversations via Twitter.  Uncategorized 508 accessibility activity streams conferences gamification html5 storyline techknowledgeStoryline is the hot-and-upcoming new authoring tool from Articulate.

Using Twitter to Transform the Classroom!


"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. What a wonderful learning stream that would be.

Twitter and Webinars

Tony Karrer

Many of the participants are Twitter users who are becoming used to chatting via twitter. have a chat stream happening and there's one going on via twitter. Presentation Mastery: Twitter as a Presentation Resource There are lots of good suggestions in these, but they don't really address the issue of how to present when the audience may be splitting their chat between the webinar tool and twitter. Twitter Chat Annoying? expect twitter users to have a few updates and I certainly like when they tweet while they are listening to a presentation.

The Spymaster Game on Twitter

Upside Learning

If you’re on Twitter and have missed Spymaster - where in the world have you been? You’re into it, or just plain confused about what the objective of the game is; either way, there’s no way you can ignore it’s huge presence on Twitter. That’s a fascinating comment, about the nature of Twitter - clandestine yet immersed in minutiae of people’s lives.

The Spymaster Game on Twitter

Upside Learning

If you’re on Twitter and have missed Spymaster - where in the world have you been? You’re into it, or just plain confused about what the objective of the game is; either way, there’s no way you can ignore it’s huge presence on Twitter. That’s a fascinating comment, about the nature of Twitter - clandestine yet immersed in minutiae of people’s lives.

This Isn’t Your Father’s eLearning…

eLearning Brothers

He streams the New York Opera over the web. What remains is an appreciation for informal learning in which students are empowered to bring their knowledge and skills to the process—often using technology to do so. You can contact her via  LinkedIn  or  Twitter. My 74-year-old father got his first cell phone about a month ago. Chances are he will still refuse to join Facebook.

Teach less, learn more

Learning with e's

Perhaps it was the presence this year of a Teachmeet, where teachers and trainee teachers were invited at random to talk for just a few minutes about their recent classroom experiences - sharing best practice with each other in an informal, fun and entertaining atmosphere. Stephen Heppell Simon Finch teachmeet pelc12 John Davitt Plymouth e-Learning Conference pelc11 Twitter

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Using social media for onboarding

Learning and Working on the Web

Last year, I looked at new hire practices and found some interesting methods: Ensuring new hires understand the shadow or informal part of the organization through the use of tools such as network maps (Jon Katzenbach, Senior Partner of Booz & Company, author of The Wisdom of Teams). Informal Learning WorkStart the process as early as possible. Tweet.

My Twitter Weekly Links Digest for 2011-07-10

Jane Hart

RT @ alc47 : “I&# is for informal – but so many more meanings in our learning communities and communities of practice [link] #. How to use Twitter for social learning [link] # schoolnetsa11 #. RT @ LnDDave : NEW BLOG POST – What Exactly is a Twitter Chat? 28 creative ways teachers are using Twitter [link] # schoolnetsa11 #. Fast Company calls # shortmail “Twitter for Email!&# #. How to view your Facebook stream in Google+ [link] via @ simplehelpblog #. Twitter Week starts tomorrow on Share&Learn. Twitter twitter

#BIN2012 edition of #TalkTech: Mars Curiosity and Twitter, Gamers as Citizen Scientists and Learnist

Bottom-Line Performance

#TalkTech is the “flipped” approach to Twitter chats.  We publish three topics a few hours before the chat so you can show up at 3 pm EST / 12 pm PST on Thursdays ready to discuss. Learn more about participating in a Twitter chat here. Have a look at this week’s topics… Topic 1: Mars Curiosity is Better at Twitter Than You Are. Have a look at the Learnist platform.