Trending Sources

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.

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.

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.

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.

#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.

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 ?

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.

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.

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 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

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.

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 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

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 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].

Social Media vs. Social Learning

Integrated Learnings

Most of us have Facebook accounts and collaborate with friends, family and colleagues through this media. We also use tools such as Twitter, LinkedIn and other social media. In a lot of cases, we are using internal corporate social media tools to collaborate. This has included reading some books, attending some webinars, and talking with other learning professionals about how they are making social media work in a learning environment. How are you using social media with training in your organization? By Dean Hawkinson. eLearning Blog

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%.

My Twitter hero

E-Learning Provocateur

Soon after, I finally got around to reading 3 Examples of Stellar Social Media Customer Service. Kudos to Pottery Barn’s social media team, but shame on the brand overall. 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. Stellar service on social media.

How Twitter Changed the eLearning Community with Conversations

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

As I was thinking about it I began to remember other Twitter tools like the open source TwitterCamp we used at live events to display the twitter stream. In the beginning You can find out more about the start of twitter by just Googling it. The Business Insider has a good article titled The Real History of Twitter. Twitter launched in 2006. Gotta love big data.

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?

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

HangChat: Google Hangout on Air During a Twitter Chat

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

Twitter chats have become very popular. lrnchat social media twitter twitterchat But popularity comes at a price. Besides the large number of tweets streaming by, you end up with spammers spamming the hashtag and other unnecessary noise.  In the early days, with fewer participants it was easier to engage in quick multi-tweet conversations to dig deeper, or gain clarity, around someone''s point being made.  In my experience lately the.

Countering Social Media Fatigue (SoMeFat)

Learning Visions

In these days of Social Media, many of us live increasingly in the public eye. What I say on Twitter can be viewed by anyone. And I don’t bother with the selective status updates, although I could.) I love Social Media. I’ve connected and learned more through these tools than I ever dreamed of… But…it has its drawbacks. fell WAY back on Twitter. social media SoMeFat

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. Point of view and character development using Twitter (or “Twalter egos”). Monitor/ GeoTag the ‘buzzwords’. Tweetstory. GeoTweets.

The Cons of Social Media for E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

Social media is what you make of it. We discussed this in the previous post on the pros of social media. Today we’ll look at the cons of social media and the potential impact they have on you, your job, and our industry. Cons of Social Media: Too Much Noise. Throw in the additional correspondence via Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter and that’s a ton to parse.

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.

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 as a Metacognitive Support Device by Alan Reid

Learning Solutions Magazine

Integrating social media into academia is no longer a novel idea. But many educators may still wonder why they should do this, and, most specifically, they wonder whether Twitter is helpful. Research shows that, when used explicitly as a tool to improve self-regulation through metacognitive support, Twitter becomes very effective.

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.”

Growing Use of Social Media in Education

LearnDash

Social media is often seen merely as a way to pass the time or stay connected to friends and family. Each year, Pearson Learning Solutions puts out the results of an annual survey of social media use in education. Across the board, educators are using social media more in 2013 than they did in 2012. Twitter. Some of the Findings. What Tools are Used? Podcasts. LinkedIn.

Social media for trainers – a review

Clive on Learning

As I have been travelling east and west across the UK this week, I’ve been taking a look at Jane Bozarth’s Social Media for Trainers on my Kindle. Social media for trainers isn’t really aimed at people like me, even though I’m seriously engaged with social media and, at least some of the time, I qualify as being a trainer. reviews social mediawasn’t wrong.

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.

20 hot resources for customer-facing social media

E-Learning Provocateur

Someone asked me recently where they can learn more about customer-facing social media; or in other words, social media used to engage externally with customers rather than internally with colleagues. I’ve always considered this an example of “e-learning&# because – if you do it right – you are educating people. Social Media Club. Bubble O’Bill. • 7 Australian Social Media Examples & Case Studies. Social Media Marketing Industry Report. Social Media 101. Social Media Today. Ragan Social Media. Cases.

Social Media: Increase Your Visibility by Sharing Content via LinkedIn Pulse

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

You "follow" them, much like you would on any social media platform. Use the + Follow button to add the person to your list of favorites. I'm active on social media so I use Pulse not only to find good content to share with the LinkedIn community, I also share on Twitter at the same time. To post to Twitter, select the check box at the right of the dialog box.

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.