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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. Someone remarked that they thought it was strange that I ''interposed media between myself and my students.'' Secondly, students are going to use Twitter and other media anyway, regardless. Unported License.

Twitter desperately needs a revamp!

InsiderHub

The post Twitter desperately needs a revamp! Guest Posts Marketing social media Twitter Twitter revampappeared first on InsiderHub.

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.

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.

Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success

or Twitter? While the mainstream social media platforms can provide opportunities for. like what you see in the vendor’s instructional approach and use of media, ask if they’ll. 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. You’re.

eLearning Content And Social Media

eLearning Brothers

You want your eLearners to stay with you much more than 8 seconds and be engaged by your social media marketing (SMM) content. From a content marketing professional’s perspective, every eLearning platform should populate more than one if not all major social media platforms. As you jump hurdles and overcome issues in your social media deliveries, update your plan.

Travel, tracking and Twitter

Learning with e's

Within the hour, KLM were on Twitter, responding to my tweet. Twitter is quite a powerful communication tool, but don't just take it from me. An article on the BBC News site also shows why it pays to complain on Twitter. The argument the article makes is that companies a very aware of the power of social media to spread content virally. Jobsworths. Nooo - surely not?

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#40years of educational technology: Social media

Learning with e's

2006 was also the year Twitter was launched. Social media lend themselves naturally to support learning through discussions, collaboration and sharing. They are vital components of the web, and social media are important for education - because learning is essentially social and personal. They also have the capacity to support personal learning. Unported License.

Social Media for Research!

ZaidLearn

Here is the publication (slides) in advance: Social Media for Research! My key points in one slide: Welcome to the world of social media, where we can publish anytime we want ! Social_Media Facebook web2.0 Twitter Conference IMUVenue: International Medical University (IMU), Kuala Lumpur SLIDES Why wait? Isn't that cool! Can't wait for that mission cool! KEY POINTS?

How We Use Social Media for Informal Learning

Bottom-Line Performance

Social media tools are just another platform we use to learn from each-other and find information serendipitously. For every sales pitch you hear about social learning, for every shiny social network logo you see out there on the web, you should be looking for real use cases and story of social media being used in a real world setting… with tangible benefit to an organization.

Top Educators in Malaysia on Twitter!

ZaidLearn

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?

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.

3 Reasons Why Trainers Don’t Need Social Media

Learning Rebels

Question of the week: Should L&D be active within social media? 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. understand having a social media presence isn’t for everyone. Walk the talk ?

Social Media for Staff: Legal Checklist

Dont Waste Your Time

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.  Download here:  Social Media for Staff: Legal Checklist. social media policy makes staff aware of their responsibilities, and defines social media broadly to include new technologies and mobile devices. socialmedia.

Social Media in Academia

Dont Waste Your Time

Announced this week, the ETNA (Enhanced Training Needs Analysis) 2012 survey has found that “nearly three quarters of academics in further education agree that social media tools enhance the quality of the learning experience.” However, the survey also identifies a strong need for staff training in the use of social media.” Social Media Policy.

Why do Universities use Social Media?

Dont Waste Your Time

Just how are Universities using Social Media, and how do they measure ‘success’ of the channel? haven’t heard or seen an adequate response to these questions yet, but this infographic does give a little hint of what is going on: Goals Behind Social Media Use – Click to enlarge. Over 4/5ths of Universities use social media to engage their alumni network.

Twitter, updated

Dont Waste Your Time

I have been on Twitter for nearly 5 years now, using my @hopkinsdavid handle/username. 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. WordPress Plugin #15: Blackbird Pie (WordPress and Twitter). ‘Quip’ for Twitter App.

Social Media Policy?

Clark Quinn

So what’s your social media policy?  It’s not something you should do lightly, or haphazardly, it seems to me. Twitter, of course, is where I follow folks of interest professionally, personally, or even politically. Other social media tools I use for specific things include Yammer, Skype, and of course dedicated tools like Google Docs of various sorts, Doodle, and more. And I use IFTTT to send blog announcements to Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn. I’m not a big user of Google Plus, but if IFTTT did have that as a recipe, I would post there too.

Revisiting My Learning Journey on Social Media

ID Reflections

On my way to office today, I was pondering about my evolving use of social media. Six years have passed since I joined Twitter in 2008, when twitter was in its infancy, and I was clueless about its use. This is also a journey back in time for me to trace my own learning pathway through the maze called social media. PLN social media Twitter felt empowered.

we are the media

Learning and Working on the Web

For example, print-based media now operate at electric speed increasing the urge to feel immediate outrage for events not directly connected to us. Short-form social media writing platforms like Twitter push the printed word to its limit and in so doing, reverse it to a new form of orality. We can get to know people through social media, if we listen and take the time.

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

Dont Waste Your Time

Regular readers will know I have an interest in using, and understanding how we can use, Social Media and Social Networks with students and learning. It is also about using the different tools and techniques for learning and Social Media and Social Networks are a valuable source of learning materials from many different cultures and backgrounds. Why do Universities use Social Media?

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?

Using Twitter For Social Learning

LearnDash

While there are many tools available today that are conducive to social learning, usually the first ones that come to people’s minds are Facebook and Twitter given their mainstream influence in social media. But can Twitter  really be used for social learning? There are a variety of ways that Twitter can be used in an educational setting. ed tech

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

How to Post Animated GIFs on Social Media Networks

Visual Lounge

Understanding how animated GIFs behave differently on each social media network can take some trial and error for social media marketers. NOTE: currently, Screencast.com direct media URLs ending in.gif do not work on Facebook. Twitter. Twitter supports animated GIFs directly by upload. Tips & How To's GIF how to Snagit Social MediaFacebook. Instagram.

eBooks could be the future of Social Media

Dont Waste Your Time

” So says Michael Grothaus in his article for the FastCompany website: “E-Books Could Be The Future Of Social Media” “In the future, e-books are going to explode beyond just containing stories, becoming niche social networks where we discuss our favorite passages with other readers and even authors and publishers buy our data to make more informed decisions. ” .

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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. Learning

Use Twitter #Hashtags to Amplify Your Learning!

ZaidLearn

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?

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. education social media learning Twitter professional development PLN So here it is.

Social Media and the Classroom

Dont Waste Your Time

” YouTube: Social Media and the Classroom. Related posts: Policies for Staff use of Social Media and Social Networks. Reading: “Social Media in Higher Education for Marketing and Communications” Presentation: Social Media #BUCareersForum. Classroom Collaboration Facebook Flipped Classroom Peer Review Social Learning Social Media Twitter YouTube

The Pros of Social Media for E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

The training industry is changing rapidly and technology plays a big role in that change, especially social media. Today, I’d like to discuss a few pros of social media as it relates to our industry and then I’ll follow it up with a post on some of the cons. What is Social Media? The social media technology just facilitates the connection. Which one?

New colleague shows #Twitter for #academics and #researchers eport

Ignatia Webs

She has pointed me towards a 11-page Twitter overview sheet which lists the twitter advantages for academics. The twitter report is fresh in lay-out, to the point and written by Amy Mollett, Danielle Moran and Patrick Dunleavy from the London School of Economics and Political Science. The report is very useful if you want to get people in your institute oriented on the potential of Twitter, but also to get them started: setting up a twitter account, useful twitter terminology, tweeting styles, how to build a relevant network of followers, nice, short and to-the-point.

50 Most Influential HE Professionals Using Social Media

Dont Waste Your Time

For a month or two JISC has been asking for names and nominations to a new list they’ve been producing – 50 Most Influential HE Professionals Using Social Media. “The final line-up – chosen by a panel of social media experts, including award-winning social media editor for Times Higher Education Chris Parr, Insider Higher Ed journalist and blogger Eric Stoller, and Teacher Training Videos founder Russell Stannard, as well as Jisc’s David Kernohan and Sarah Knight – features an impressive mix of academics alongside vice-chancellors, librarians and IT and support staff.”

Questioning social media

Clive on Learning

The recent arrival of a new social network in the form of Google+ has given cause for reflection from some long-serving social media users and advocates. Cammy Bean describes how she has been Taking a TechFast to relieve her symptoms of SoMeFat (social media fatigue), which has been "heightened now with the additional disorder of Multiple Social Network Disorder (Facebook, Twitter, and now Google+ to keep up with!)." After recreating my online social network ( largely based on blogs from early 2000) in Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, and Quora, G+ was a chore.

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. There are many stories of people developing and sustaining friendship, or even romance and eventual marriage, after ''meeting'' on a social media site. One of the key findings of the research is that Twitter is transforming our conceptions of communication at a global level.

Social Media Policy

Dont Waste Your Time

A previous post of mine ( Policies for Staff use of Social Media and Social Networks ) from June 2010 has received some interest and reposting on Twitter lately. “A short video for staff of the Department of Justice (Victoria, Australia) explaining the key elements of their social media policy.” Reflection on a presentation: Social Media and Social Network #SoMe.

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

Dont Waste Your Time

I use Twitter a lot. Someone coming to Twitter now, all fresh and eager to get stuck in, might find it hard to find their own voice in the noise that the rest of us are making. Related posts: Twitter Tips: for Teachers & Educators. RT @betchaboy: Twitter is Messy #eLearning. Adding Facebook and Twitter to student participation. Would you follow you?

Social Media for eLearning Professional Development (Part 1)

eLearning Brothers

You can contact her via LinkedIn or Twitter. Thanks to social media we have some great suggestions for how you can continue to develop your skills for free! The first platform we’re going to explore is Twitter. The discussions and resources on Twitter provide the eLearning community with information, connections, and inspiration. Who to follow? ELearning Magazine. link].

Using Social Media to Drive Social Learning

ATD Learning Technologies

Learners of the Future: Taking Action Today to Prevent Tomorrow’s Talent Crisis , the latest research study from ATD and i4cp notes that social media and other technologies provide a foundation for social learning, and asked about the L&D function’s role in encouraging learners to collaborate. Provide motivation for learners to sign in to social media; 46%.