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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.

Twitter desperately needs a revamp!


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.

Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success

or Twitter? 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. creating yet another course or scheduling yet another workshop. But OTS courseware is intentionally generic so that it will be applicable for a wide audience. of learners. busy trainers?

Top Educators in Malaysia on Twitter!


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?

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.

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.

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?

Workbook: Gamification and Your Enterprise Learning Strategy

content is not only beneficial, but in the age of Facebook and Twitter, it’s expected. 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. Introduction.3 What is Gamification? Gaming vs. Gamification.4 Key Elements of Gamification.4 Making a Case For Gamification.12 Gamification Requirements Gathering.12

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.

How to Twitter: the infographic

Jane Hart

Good summary of twitter for those yet to explore it. TwitterJust found this! Source: Uploaded by user via David on Pinterest.

100 Twitter accounts for Philomaths (Lovers of Learning)

Jane Hart

Here are 100 Twitter feeds to follow for philomaths, the curious and those who would like to improve their general knowledge – from both institutions and individuals – some with a twist and many that will bring you a daily dose of learning! Listed in alphabetical order, you probably won’t want to follow them ALL – but if you do, here is my ForPhilomaths Twitter list.

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


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].

Evaluating Facebook and Twitter for e-Learning


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. You too?

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.

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). Often I answer that you definitely learn through twittering because you can link through to blogposts, articles etc. From a social learning point of view, Twitter is an important medium in which people converse, and build relationships. learning twitter

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

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. WHAT ARE HASHTAGS?

Twitter for Learning: The Past, Present and Future

Jane Hart

Twitter turned 9 on 21 March. I’ve been on Twitter since March 2008. And during the last 7 years I’ve seen lots of changes; and of course my own view of Twitter has changed too. […]. 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! Social learning

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. Unported License.

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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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.

Using Twitter For Social Learning


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 tutorial for people who hate social media

G's View

Roger, this one’s for you (I’m pouring out  a little of my OJ/water mix as a sign of respect…).  If you are someone like me, who loves Twitter (or any other social platform), you may be shocked when you encounter someone who should be using these tools, who refuse to for various reasons. community building comepetitive hashtags lurkers participation inequality twitter

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.

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.

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 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.

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. In the meantime, I feel sorry for my Twitter hero. customer service social media @anzmoneymanager ANZ Jennifer Hellum Pottery Barn TwitterSeveral days went by… nothing. Several days went by… nothing.

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?

'Using Facebook & Twitter For Learning & Teaching' Workshop


INTRODUCTION Today more than 900 million people use Facebook, and more than 300 million use Twitter to connect, share and interact with one another. Day two will be dedicated to exploring Twitter basics and apps for learning and teaching. Lastly, I will sum up the lessons learned and provide some useful tips in moving forward with using Facebook and Twitter for learning and teaching.

Social Learning using Twitter

Adobe Captivate

Extending Captivate Whats new Adobe Course Companion Learner Analytics Learner Engagement Twitter colloborationAs 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. This real time collaboration is now possible using Adobe Captivate Course Companion widget which is now extend to support this. There [.].

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.

WordPress Plugin #7: Twitter Card

Dont Waste Your Time

If, like me, you use Twitter a lot, and have something like WordTwit installed (tweet your new blog post when you publish it) then you’ll also want to explore the new world of Twitter Cards. Thanks What is it … well, Twitter Cards: “make it possible for you to attach media experiences to Tweets that link to your content. ” [emphasis is mine]. Simple!