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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. 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!

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.

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. Twitter is seen by many as a valid indicator of public emotional and political temperature. Jobsworths. What if we left without it? Nooo - surely not?

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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?

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. You too?

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 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].

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 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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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.

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

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.

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.

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 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.

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

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 [.].

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.

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 Twitter Top 100: Education Technology Must-Follows

OpenSesame

Getting “on Twitter” is just the first step. To make the most of Twitter for professional development and learning, you need to build a network of people with shared interests, unique experience and insights to network with and learn from. Still not on Twitter? Check out our free Beginning Twitter for Professionals course to get started in no time. Right Social Learnin

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

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.

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.

GamesShow Webinar – Twitter Brief

Raptivity

Raptivity had organized the Games Show webinar on 8th November, 2012. Hashtag(#) for the webinar: #GamesShow @Raptivity : Key speaker at the webinar – @ heroskills Nadine Jeffers #GamesShow bit.ly/SdfPjg SdfPjg #Raptivity @Raptivity : Hosts for the webinar are Jamaica Bracken& [.]. Education Software eLearning tools Free webinar raptivity Early Childhood Development First Aid game based interactivity courses GamesShow Webinar Million Dollar Quiz

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.

Twitter Conference Ideas

Tony Karrer

Twitter has become a pretty great tool to help with socializing at conferences. Here are a few of the things we've been doing Twitter as Social Chat At both DevLearn and TechKnowledge , we created a hashtag and created a specific Twitter account that was the hub. Through twitter search you can see the various conversations going on. Great use of the Twitter stream!

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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 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?

The number 1 Twitter mistake many people make

Jane Hart

I don’t really like talking about “mistakes” when it comes to using different tools, as we all have our own ways of using them, but in this case there is one particular Twitter feature which I can see is ending up in a lot of wasted tweets! That That feature is, that if you start a tweet with […]. Social learning

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.

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. 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. find that Twitter has the audience and usage that best provides professional development support for those in our field. It's a challenge for individuals and for the industry as a whole. recall those early years well.

50 HR & Corporate Training Must-Follow Twitter Accounts

OpenSesame

If you are looking to expand your network, Twitter is a great place to start. For this week''s Productivity Wednesday, we''ve compiled a list of the top 50 Human Resources Twitter influences so that you can keep up to date on the latest news and trends within the field of HR.

Twitter reflections – a year later

Spark Your Interest

It was about a year ago that I started seriously using Twitter.  At first it made me feel dumb and as I’m hanging out with HR folks at the BCHRMA conference , tweeting it up, I am hearing people who were in the same place that I was at first. Well, after a year of solid Twitter use, here’s what I’ve noticed: To get professional value from Twitter, you have to follow people who tweet good stuff, it ain’t about friends, which is something that you have to get over.  It is the opposite of Facebook, but people lump them together as “social networking&#.