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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.

The Twitter Chat Conundrum (Part One)

Learning Rebels

My name is Shannon and I used to be a twitter chat addict. Seriously, it was nothing to participate on some level in no less than three twitter chats a week. However, there is something happening with the state of twitter chats that is making me less engaged than in years past, and has put me in a bit of a conundrum. Twitter chats used to make me think. Bigger questions.

Twitter for Teachers … a great video introduction

Dont Waste Your Time

Produced in a great puppet-master way it’s engaging and informative, and really good if you want to demonstrate to someone the benefits of Twitter for academic purposes: research, student engagement, etc. ” Thanks to Edutopia for this and many more  excellent Twitter / Video resources. Related posts: Video: Twitter for teachers, in 60 seconds.

Twitter can Support and Enhance the Impact of Instructor-led Learning: 3 Popular Ways

G-Cube

Twitter is a micro-blogging platform for sharing different types of media files along with short and concise text, which can contribute to interaction in the classroom and improve the quality of knowledge imparted. Pedagogical Usage: Since there is a word limit of 140 on the messages sent on Twitter, it is important to summarize and share short learning nuggets. contact-form-7].

Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success

Performance support is the extra bits of information or reminders that extend the training. or Twitter? After the course provides information on planning the work and an activity. 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.

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?

Twitter, updated

Dont Waste Your Time

I have been on Twitter for nearly 5 years now, using my @hopkinsdavid handle/username. In the past few weeks I’ve made a very subtle change to how I use and forward information and tweets from other people. It’s a simple thing, not important or game-changing, but somehow ‘nicer’ Related posts: Twitter Tips we should all know, and care, about #edchat.

Where would I be without Twitter?

Dont Waste Your Time

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.

How We Use Social Media for Informal Learning

Bottom-Line Performance

Informal learning is an everyday thing. Social media tools are just another platform we use to learn from each-other and find information serendipitously. It’s become part of everyone’s work flow, widely accepted in our company culture, and a launchpad for each individual in our organization to find their own social media and informal learning sweet spot.

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.

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.

Students and Information Technology 2012 #edtech #eLearning #educause

Dont Waste Your Time

The Educause Centre for Applied Research (ECAR) has recently published their “ ECAR Study of UNdergarduates and Information Technology, 2012 ” report. Students want to access academic progress information and course material via their mobile devices, and institutions deliver. The report summary has the following key points and recommendations: Key Findings. grades).

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. through informal channels, on-the-job experience. that’s powered by social and informal learning. Companies should couple social and informal. Does it provide essential information at exactly the right time e.g. for appraisals? In-Focus. Report. coaches.

10 Ways to Learn From Twitter

The eLearning Coach

Find out how to use Twitter for informal learning. Post from: The eLearning Coach 10 Ways to Learn From Twitter. eLearning 2.0

Twitter Conversation Types and Learning

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

I''ve often wondered how much learning really occurs via twitter conversations and can the learning be measured. Twitter is fabulous for supporting your loosely joined networks. And many in the eLearning community list Twitter as one of their favorite "Learning Tools". social learning social media twitter eLearning2.0

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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Students and Information Technology 2013 #edtech #eLearning #educause

Dont Waste Your Time

The Educause Centre for Applied Research (ECAR) has recently published their “ ECAR Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology, 2013 ” report. Approach learner analytics purposefully and thoughtfully by adhering to information privacy principles. Smartphones used to look up information, photograph information, and to access digital resources.

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 ).

Workbook: Gamification and Your Enterprise Learning Strategy

The purpose of this guide is to provide you with the information and tools you need to. in learning when and where it’s convenient: information is often distributed in shorter bursts. content is not only beneficial, but in the age of Facebook and Twitter, it’s expected. point, you’ll be in an informed position to evaluate each gamification provider, in. Introduction.3

Twitter and the death of distance

Learning with e's

Social media sites such as Twitter span huge distances to connect people around the world. Many of us regularly communicate with multiple Twitter and Facebook friends and acquaintances instantaneously even though they may be in another country. One of the key findings of the research is that Twitter is transforming our conceptions of communication at a global level.

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 If CSI can do it, surely we can make it happen in twitter chats? modern day intellectual salon is how I always viewed twitter chats. However, perhaps now, the twitter chat has become the new silo. Why not?

Twitter in the classroom

eFront

It’s inevitable that any medium designed for ease of communication and networking will be applied to a learning context however many educators are still trying to come to grips with Twitter, and in particular its use in the classroom. Twitter poll. Finding ‘classmates’ in other locations to share information, resources and ideas. Monitor/ GeoTag the ‘buzzwords’. Tweetstory.

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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The most updated and informative e-Learning community on Twitter

eFront

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.

Micro-Learning: Its Role in Formal, Informal and Incidental Learning

ID Reflections

Wikipedia With the rise of social and informal learning, and ubiquitous mobile devices (tablets, phablets, smartphones and everything in between), micro-learning as a concept and practice has taken off. Typically, micro-learning or learning bytes or learning capsules work well as a component of informal learning where the learner pulls what they need to solve an immediate problem. Thus, micro-learning can play a crucial role in both formally designed performance support as well as in informal learning, with the latter focusing on user-generated content.

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. It's also a big part of why much of what we commonly define as training is nothing more than information communicated by those with expertise. 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. It's a challenge for individuals and for the industry as a whole. Put another way.

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. have to say, I met this announcement with an inward groan.

‘Quip’ for Twitter App

Dont Waste Your Time

‘Quip’ (iPad) is a new and different (visual) way to view and interact with your Twitter network (in my case my personal learning network / PLN). It sounds crazy but that’s what it can often be like when scanning a normal Twitter timeline. With ” What and how do you read and interact with Twitter, what’s your favourite app or method?

Unearthing Diamonds in Twitter

Social Learning

First, I have to confess that I am not a Twitter pro. It was only about six months ago that I set up a “business” Twitter account, and I have only a few tweets and followers to my name. My monthly Twitter stats are embarrasing, at best. I’ve had several conversations with colleagues about Twitter that end in “I just don’t get it.”

‘Anyone who doesn’t love Twitter is an idiot’

Dont Waste Your Time

In February I wrote about my experience of Twitter and how it has changed the way I work, think, and look at myself – Where would I be without Twitter. Dan Snow, the presenter and historian has gone further than me and pinned his thoughts on the use of Twitter in The Guardian article. ” Our ability, through Twitter and other social networks, to connect quickly and easily is a game changer (as they say). It is a power we’ve never had, “Anyone who doesn’t love Twitter is an idiot. Twitter is a way of filtering the news.

The Masterclass on Informal Learning

Jay Cross

Your organization has decided to tilt in the direction of informal learning. Masterclass for L&D managers, instructional designers, and senior instructors on the concept and implementation of informal learning. Introduction to informal learning. dive into 70:20:10 as an example of informal, experiential learning. So now what do you do? Two options. 1. Push vs. pull.

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.

Business applications of Twitter

E-Learning Provocateur

Earlier this week, I attended a Twitter Camp billed Twitter is not for dummies. I had the privilege of facilitating one of the breakout sessions, which focused on the business applications of Twitter. In a nutshell, I see the business applications of Twitter falling into three main categories: 1. So as a technology, Twitter is really simple. External. 2. Personal.

Impact of informal learning: output learning #LCBQ

Challenge to Learn

The question of the month #LCBQ is: How do you assess whether your informal learning, social learning, continuous learning and performance support initiatives have the desired impact or if they achieve the desired results? Therefore if we want to measure the impact of learning (formal or informal) we need to measure that impact. How do you measure it? So this is an excellent question.

Less Formal Training; More Informal Social Learning

Bottom-Line Performance

Here is Trend 6: Twitter chats, Twitter lists, massive open online courses (MOOCs), YouTube channels and blogs devoted to highly specific topics, resources such as Lynda.com, CodeAcademy, etc. Twitter chats have been around almost as long as Twitter – and they are now occurring with greater frequency. What it might look like: At BLP, we are our own “Learning Lab.”

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.

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.

Fuelled by Informal learning

Learning and Working on the Web

This interconnected world sure makes it easy to learn informally though. This weekend I came across an article in The Atlantic, Lies, Damn Lies and Medical Science that showed that “as much as 90 percent of the published medical information that doctors rely on is flawed&#. Informal LearningTweet I’ve had a crash course in nuclear physics this week. Advertisers?

Twitter in your Teaching

eLearning Acupuncture

Is it just me or are you seeing the word ‘Twitter’ almost everywhere these days? live in a semi-rural community and last weekend I was leafing through my local free community newspaper and I stumbled across a quarter-page announcement saying that I can now receive updates via their Twitter-feed. So if it’s everywhere you have to ask yourself, how can you use Twitter for Teaching?

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Top 9 Competencies of an Informal/Social Learning Designer

Learnnovators

Informal/Social learning is one such major revolution (other than mobile learning and gamified learning) that demands a shift in the mere thinking of ‘learning’. Course design (formal learning blended with the right mix of informal and social learning). Informal/Social Learning Design Competencies. SKILLS: 6. ATTITUDE: 8. Power to the Learners : An interesting read!

Top 3 Informal Learning Tips

Everything E-Learning

Do your employees struggle to keep up with all the latest trends, new data and constantly changing business information? Informal learning helps employees stay knowledgeable and ready for industry shifts. Want to initiate more informal learning in your organization? Use a flexible LMS that facilitates social and informal learning. Check out these tips! Start the trend.

eLearning as Part of an Informal Learning Strategy

Integrated Learnings

Do you have a similar story of unstructured, experiential, informal learning? Jay Cross, known for his informal learning research, tells us that approximately 80% of workplace learning occurs informally. In contrast, only 20% of organizations’ learning budgets go toward enhancing informal learning. And can eLearning become part of an investment in informal learning? But, if eLearning is just one part of an informal learning experience, then learners will probably experience those events through other means. By Shelley A. Gable. How might this work?

10 Global eLearning Leaders You Must Follow on Twitter

SHIFT eLearning

Twitter is one of the richest resources for networking and seeking out the number one professionals in any industry. What’s more, because eLearners are well…technologically inclined by nature, this means that Twitter is especially important in our industry. If you’re not involved, you could be missing out on essential information. “Tweet tweet.” Do you hear that?

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Charming finds on Twitter

Learning and Working on the Web

Here are some of the observations and insights that were shared  via Twitter  this past week. sjgill – “ A learning organization needs tools that people can use to discover information ” So the question becomes, “How do we make work and learning part of the same process?” Now 76% of Twitter users post status updates. People are either charming or tedious.

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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. 

21 Brilliant Resources for Up-skilling Learning Designers (for the Informal & Social Learning Age)

Learnnovators

THE JOURNEY: We, like many out there, are of the view that, though most learning designers possess good levels of skills around the traditional training (formal learning) area, their skill levels fall short around the informal or social learning areas. This is mainly because designing informal and social learning experiences for workplaces demands a diverse and unique set of qualities. What are the new skills required for designing informal and social learning interventions for today’s workplaces? Karl Kapp. The industry and our clients move slowly. Surveys/Studies. harmon.ie

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