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Evaluating Facebook and Twitter for e-Learning

eFront

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.

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.

Learning with 'e's: Teaching with Twitter

Learning with e's

Most would agree that Twitter was one of the social networking phenomena of 2008, and has enjoyed exponential growth in popularity. Ever since I first began to use Twitter I have been thinking about how to harness the potential of microblogging for the benefits of my own students, and have tried out several ideas to exploit it already. microblogging aggregators Twitter Web 2.0

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I Don’t Care What You Had For Lunch: Finding Professional Value in Twitter

Social Learning

Here at Dashe & Thomson, we made a New Year’s resolution for 2011 to dig a little deeper into social media and explore how to use it for social and informal learning, increasing website traffic, and building networks. Of course, Twitter was on the list of tools we were nudged to start using on a regular basis. I have to say, I met this announcement with an inward groan.

In defense of the stream.

Mark Oehlert

Sameer Patel, currently SVP and in charge of SAP’s Enterprise Social and Collaborative Software Products and Go to Market recently penned a blog post, "Who Spiked the Enterprise Activity Stream?" 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. .

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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.

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.

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

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.

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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Three Practical Ideas for Using Twitter in E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

Twitter’s all the rage. I’ll have to admit, I have mixed feelings about Twitter (and much of the other social media). I like to focus on the more practical information that I can use. For example, the Articulate twitter page is a good resource for Articulate users since it provides news, tutorials, and links to helpful tips and tricks. And Twitter is great for that.

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. I 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 I lurked and waited. I observed the interactions.

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.

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 Lynda.com, 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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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? I expect twitter users to have a few updates and I certainly like when they tweet while they are listening to a presentation.

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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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. This year, I’m thrilled to be moderating the Gamification chat with panelists Karl Kapp , Koreen Olbrish , Rick Raymer , and Kris Rockwell , as well as the Experience Design and Activity Streams chat with panelists Aaron Silvers , Koreen Olbrish , and Reuben Tozman. If you’re going to be there, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with Diane or me … find us on Twitter or find us before or after sessions.

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. I don’t expect to receive a text from him.

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. 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. NASA is using a conversational yet informative approach to Twitter bringing the Mars Curiosity Mission to life for millions of fans. .

#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. 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. NASA is using a conversational yet informative approach to Twitter bringing the Mars Curiosity Mission to life for millions of fans. .

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.

Conversation + Twitter

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

This morning, Mark Sylvester and I conversed online about informal learning. Here’s the Tweet stream. The classic informal learning story from Xerox is the utter failure of their fancy-dancy national learning center. Indeed, learnscaping is all about “ creating an environment for enabling informal learning.&#. A recording of the conversation is here.

Weapon of mass detraction

Learning with e's

No, not Twitter. I'm talking about the use of Twitter as a weapon of mass detraction - as a means of heckling keynote speakers at conferences. Such heckling using Twitter is now a new word in our lexicon: Tweckle (twek'ul) vt. to abuse a speaker only to Twitter followers in the audience while he/she is speaking. It's the same with Twitter.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: All The Worlds A-Twitter

Learning Visions

Friday, October 03, 2008 All The Worlds A-Twitter Ive succumbed to Twitter. oh, yeah, I decided to "follow them" and they got an email from Twitter). Sue Waters sent me off to a great post shed written on getting started with Twitter. Like Tracy Hamilton , Im enjoying the endless thought streams. Im having fun hearing the stream of peoples activities and thoughts ("ambient intimacy"), but is that all there is to it? SoulSoup sent me a link to a post hed worked up on Twitter for business. Do you Twitter? Im cammybean on Twitter.

Our Take on Google+

E-learning Uncovered

If I were to start over, I could see using Google+ over Facebook or Twitter. JU: I think it’s the best of Twitter plus the best of Facebook. It lets you establish casual connections with no expectation that a follow means someone will follow you back (which is one of the strengths of Twitter). But with circles, I can share that information with family and friends, while I share work (and limited personal information) with my professional circles or the public. DE: People posting the same thing to Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Google+. Love it?

SCORM and xAPI LMS in a Learning Culture

The Peformance Improvement

xAPI appears to be a huge leap forward in tracking the whole gamut of learning experiences from formal training programs to informal, social, and mobile activities. Steve Foreman, in an article for Learning Solutions Magazine , describes XAPI this way: The xAPI operates based on activity streams, a model that uses software to track things people do. image from Pixabay ].

When To – Bring Your Own Device (Office Edition)

WalkMe Training Station

Some companies take the extra step of blocking social networking sites, music streaming apps, and even popular blogs to keep their staff on track. While employees might enjoy listening to music while they work, streaming puts a lot of pressure on the bandwidth and can slow down the company’s internet and thus its productivity as a whole. Explain What Is Allowed at Work.

Filtering: A Challenge and Responsibility for Learning Professionals

The Learning Circuits

In last week ’ s Learning Circuits, I explored how I use Twitter as a professional development tool , and explained how doing so has helped me build a personal learning network. Training and formal education are important, but people have always learned more from sharing with each other informally. There is so much information that trying to take it all in is impossible.

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What Makes Social Learning so Interesting?

Gyrus

Instead of sitting around a campfire and playing “6 degrees from Kevin Bacon”, I could proactively comment on one of his Twitter posts and get a reaction directly from the star himself. One of the most intriguing value offerings of Social Media in direct relation to social learning is that there is an endless stream of content being updated live, clicks away from the learner.