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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. SB: Thank you.

Twitter in the classroom

Learning with e's

Today I had an interesting exchange of views on Twitter. about Twitter. mentioned that I strongly encourage the use of Twitter in my classes. Secondly, students are going to use Twitter and other media anyway, regardless. During the lectures, I encourage students to interact with each other and the speakers by using Twitter as a backchannel. Unported License.

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. All usually, “learning” related. 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. hear you.

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.

Workbook: Gamification and Your Enterprise Learning Strategy

GAMIFICATION AND YOUR ENTERPRISE LEARNING STRATEGY W O R K B O O K GA I ION AND YOUR E I LEARNING STRATEGY W O R K B O O K 2Table of Contents. Aligning Gamification with Corporate Goals and Learning Strategies.5 5 Step Gamification Work-plan.5 on how it can fit within your learning strategy, or how it can support your business goals. learning modules. Conclusion.16

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


Most instructors now have an easy availability of web-based tools that can help them extend and enhance learning processes. All these tools have unique benefits that can help instructors reach out more to their students and increase the impact of learning. Social messaging platform like Twitter can help the learners and instructors connect more. Learningcontact-form-7].

Alec Couros: Using Twitter Effectively in Education

Dont Waste Your Time

An excellent introduction for Twitter and teachers or educators, from Alec Couros: “Since then [2007] I’ve seen this huge growth of teachers really adopting Twitter and using it for amazing purposes. ” YouTube: Using Twitter effectively in education – with Alec Couros. Related posts: Twitter for Teachers … a great video introduction.

100 Twitter accounts for Philomaths (Lovers of Learning)

Jane Hart

A philomath is a lover of learning.  A philomath is not synonymous with a polymath ;  a philomath is a seeker of knowledge and facts, while a polymath is a possessor of knowledge in multiple fields. Listed in alphabetical order, you probably won’t want to follow them ALL – but if you do, here is my ForPhilomaths Twitter list. Learn Something daily with us.

Twitter for Learning – 55 Great Articles

Tony Karrer

In a recent conversation, I was asked what I thought about twitter as a learning tool. 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. 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. Subscribe to the Best of eLearning Learning for updates from this blog and other eLearning blogs Now What?

Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success

Teams who learn. take the same training at the same time also benefit from the social nature of this learning. What are some signs that it’s a good time for individual or team learning? what they learn in training. Finally, they might not be able to apply the learning in their. learned in the training. Secret 4: Socialize the Learning with Others.

Evaluating Facebook and Twitter for e-Learning


Facebook and Twitter. Specifically, are they any good for e-learning? And we’re not just talking about self-made how-to videos (though it has its fair share of that), but also complete professional learning courses of high production value, which make money through advertising. There are apps here and there that enable this or that e-learning functionality (e.g.

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 added to 662 lists, the vast majority based around EdTech, educational or learning technology, etc. These stats have come from my Twitter archive and also the Twopchart website ).

Why is Twitter no longer No 1 on the Top Tools for Learning list?

Jane Hart

After 7 years at the top of the Top 100 Tools for Learning , this year Twitter fell back to No 3 place in 2016, and there’s been some talk why this is the case, so I thought I’d examine some of the reasons here. For instance, Bloomberg has reported that Disney Dropped Twitter Pursuit Partly Over Image.   “ Walt Disney Co. decided not to pursue a bid for Twitter Inc.

Twitter for Learning: The Past, Present and Future

Jane Hart

Twitter turned 9 on 21 March. I’ve been on Twitter since March 2008. After it appeared in No 11 position on the 1st Top 100 Tools for Learning list in 2007, I realised I’d better sign up! And during the last 7 years I’ve seen lots of changes; and of course my own view of Twitter has changed too. […]. Social learning

Use Twitter #Hashtags to Amplify Your Learning!


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. That is so easy!

Learning by coincidence on Twitter

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

(cartoon via Rob Speekenbrink ) I get involved in lots of discussions whether Twitter - is learning (or nonsense). People are sceptical on what you can learn through 140 characters. Often I answer that you definitely learn through twittering because you can link through to blogposts, articles etc. If you look at an individual twitter message, it makes no sense.

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". Of course my first thought was, how does learning fit into these structures.

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? Teaching and Learning with Twitter View more presentations from Steve Wheeler.

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Twitter, updated

Dont Waste Your Time

I have been on Twitter for nearly 5 years now, using my @hopkinsdavid handle/username. Many of those I do follow are individuals who are like me and are working in some form of education, as either learning technologists, instructional designers, etc. WordPress Plugin #15: Blackbird Pie (WordPress and Twitter). ‘Quip’ for Twitter App.

Using Twitter For Social Learning


Social learning is making its way into formal education, often on the heals of popular education technology apps. In many cases, this can simply mean leveraging platforms that learners are already familiar with and applying them to course (classroom) learning points or objectives. But can Twitter  really be used for social learning? ed tech

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

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. You too?

Social Learning using Twitter

Adobe Captivate

As E-learning course authors you would have wished to help your students when they are stuck instantly and your students could also collaborate among themselves  real time more like a classroom setup which results in effective learning. Extending Captivate Whats new Adobe Course Companion Learner Analytics Learner Engagement Twitter colloborationThis real time collaboration is now possible using Adobe Captivate Course Companion widget which is now extend to support this. There [.].

'Using Facebook & Twitter For Learning & Teaching' Workshop


IMPORTANT NOTICE This post will be continuously updated until after the 2 workshops ( Male and Female ) at the National Center for E-learning and Distance Learning (NCeL ) are completed. INTRODUCTION Today more than 900 million people use Facebook, and more than 300 million use Twitter to connect, share and interact with one another. Twitter workshop OER/FREE

3 things you should know about Twitter

Learning with e's

I was asked by Wayne Macintosh - founder of WikiEducator - if I would produce a short video explaining why I use Twitter. I was a little surprised because I had assumed that anyone who was going to use Twitter was probably on board and already familiar with the social media tool. He tells me there are many people who still need to know about Twitter and how to use it effectively.

The art of Twitter

Learning with e's

Learning how to use Twitter as a tool to develop your personal learning network is not always simple, and as with any other social networking tools, there is an unwritten protocol. As you can see, it's entitled: ' All I need to know about Twitter, I learned at Kindergarten ', and is, we think, a humourous, lighthearted take on using Twitter.

Facebook & Twitter for Learning at #IMEC8!


Facilitating a half-day hands-on ' Facebook & Twitter for Learning ' workshop on the 13th March (2013) at the 8th International Medical Education Conference (IMEC-2013). FACEBOOK & TWITTER WORKSHOP Today more than one billion people use Facebook, and more than 500 million use Twitter to connect, share and interact with one another.

Twitter: Le triple filtre

Learning with e's

I've been discussing the merits of Twitter as a professional social network recently in conversation with colleagues. One of the regular objections to using Twitter professionally is that there is too great a noise-to-signal ratio. But they should also realise that Twitter can actually save them time if used in an appropriate manner. Happy Twittering! don't blame them.

Twitter Tips we should all know, and care, about #edchat

Dont Waste Your Time

I use Twitter a lot. Perhaps too much. I, like many others, have learned the hard way about hashtags, avatars, profiles, “ tweetiquette ” (or ‘twettiquette’), URL shorteners, keeping it real, keeping it professional, keeping it polite (well, I do), etc. Related posts: Twitter Tips: for Teachers & Educators. RT @betchaboy: Twitter is Messy #eLearning.

Learning the Netflix way

Dont Waste Your Time

I’ve just read the post by Donald Clark called ‘What does ‘learning’ have to learn from Netflix?’ ’  which has resonated with much of my own thinking from recent work and discussions I’ve been having on Twitter. So, if we’re changing our viewing habits, are we changing our learning habits (as pointed out by Donald)? Timeshift. Content.

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.

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. The microblogging tool has obvious potential to be used in formal learning, both in traditional online classroom settings and - through mobile technologies - for mobile learners. Below are my 10 top uses of Twitter for education: 1.

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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. could draw a parallel to e-learning and bang on about maintaining consistency over multiple modes of delivery, but I figure that’s a no brainer so I won’t waste your time. Several days went by… nothing.

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. Or perhaps it was Karl Kapp who recommended me, as I was also part of his Blog Book Tour earlier this year with this post: Learning in 3D! What a wonderful learning stream that would be.

Twitter for note taking #altc

Dont Waste Your Time

Whilst I love sketchnoting my way through meeting and conferences, and have been doing some at ALTC this year, I’ve also been taking advantage of one of the features of Twitter. Twitter has a feature whereby, if you reply to a tweet, the original tweet and your reply are linked in the timeline. keep the Twitter App open and active whilst I tweet my notes. So, why do this.

33 Twitter Tips in 140 characters

Jane Hart

33 Twitter Tips, in 140 characters or less comes from Ethos3 | Presentation Design and Training. Social learning