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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. well-cultivated PLN can also be your most powerful search engine, surpassing Google or Yahoo.

The Connected Educator: Building a Professional Learning Network

Allison Rossett

In addition to the popular social media tools ( Facebook , Edmodo , Twitter ), there are also interest-based groups, including Ning and Google/Yahoo! If a teacher needs help with using technology as a learning tool, he can read FreeTech4Teachers , follow the hashtag #edtech  (see screenshot below) on Twitter, and join the Computer Technology group on Edmodo. Twitter.

The Connected Educator: Building a Professional Learning Network

Allison Rossett

In addition to the popular social media tools ( Facebook , Edmodo , Twitter ), there are also interest-based groups, including Ning and Google/Yahoo! If a teacher needs help with using technology as a learning tool, he can read FreeTech4Teachers , follow the hashtag #edtech  (see screenshot below) on Twitter, and join the Computer Technology group on Edmodo. Twitter.

Infographic: How Google has changed what it means to do research


1994: Development of first popular search engines (Alta Vista, Lycos, Excite and Yahoo). Paid placement ranking: Goto morphed into Overture and Yahoo. 2003: Yahoo acquires Overture (for paid placement) and Inktomi (search). 2006: Twitter launched. They also used Wikipedia (75 %) and YouTube or otehr social media sites (52 % ). 1962: J.C.R. any site. 2010: iPad launched.

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MOOCs in Workplace Learning – Part 1: Some Points to Consider

ID Reflections

Apart from the content, MOOCs are characterized by the discussions that take place around the content – in the forums, on Google hangout, over twitter. They can serve different purposes: Some of the uses of MOOCs are listed here: Build talent pipelines - Onboard new employees – McAfee and Intel Provide self-directed development – Pitney Bowes Workplace training – Yahoo!

Top Tools for Learning

Learning and Working on the Web

Though the deletion of Pro accounts, for which I paid two years in advance, shows that Yahoo! Jane Hart compiles a list every year of what people find to be their best web tools for learning. Voting closes on 27 September. like the feature that automatically creates images in multiple sizes. It’s easy to use, has a huge community, and there are many plug-ins and additions available.

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Social Network Analysis - Twitter - Social Media - Best Stuff from Last Week

Tony Karrer

Overcoming Top 10 Objections to Social Learning - Social Enterprise Blog , April 24, 2009 Ten commandments of e-learning (content design) - Clive on Learning , April 30, 2009 Twitter Learning - eLearning Technology , April 30, 2009 Learning Goals - eLearning Technology , April 29, 2009 An eight-step process using Post-it notes to gain meeting consensus. Here is the best stuff from last week via eLearning Learning. Top Posts The following are the top posts from featured sources based on social signals. Browse eLearning Content

Twitter, Txtng, & Blended Learning

Big Dog, Little Dog

Twitter and Texting. And we can be sure that Twitter accounts for some, if not many of those text messages. But how valuable is Twitter to learning professionals? Jane Hart recently posted 100+ (E-)Learning Professionals to follow on Twitter and Tony Hirst immediately followd it with a Yahoo pipe that aggregates the tweets from Jane's list. Businessweek's article, Twitter Distracts and Annoys , notes that, "Twitter is the ultimate in self-centeredness. Jay Cross writes that, Twitter is like pointillism. And yes I'm on Twitter: IOpt.

6 tips for making your e-learning content look current


Be conservative in what you adopt, as there is such a thing as being “too fashionable” If you want to play it safe, follow the design of established sites like Apple, Facebook, Twitter, Google, Yahoo and the like. Microsoft and Yahoo prefer less frequent, larger scale makeovers). In our last post we talked about the use of images and illustration. Fashion is fickle.

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10 Graphic Design tips for e-learning educators


Your users will all be  familiar with sites like Facebook, Twitter, Google, Yahoo and the like, so keep an eye for design trends that appear on those that you can apply on your own e-learning site. . You deployed the most capable LMS platform (*cough* eFront *cough*). You have written the finest course material, crafted the best exercises, and organized them to perfection. Rinse.

Buzzing with Social Curation Tools!


Major search engines like Google, Bing and Yahoo don't exactly do a great job in assisting either, which might be due to the growing influence and spam of 'Search Engine Optimization (SEO)' gurus, engines and companies. where I could easily dump everything discovered related to a topic, including videos, audio, images, files, sites, quotes, Twitter/Facebook updates, etc.

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10 resources I enjoyed in February 2013

Jane Hart

One of the hot topics on the Web over the last week or so has been Marissa Meyer’s decision to terminate working at  home for Yahoo employees.  I was first alerted to this by Dan Pontefract’s post:   Going Forward to the Past: Management Yahooliganism & No Longer Working From Home , where he wrote: “My jaw dropped when I read it. “The conclusion for Yahoo!:

MOOCs In Workplace Learning – Part 1: Some Points To Consider


Workplace training – Yahoo! MOOCs – you can love them or hate them but you can definitely not ignore them. Despite countless stats on MOOC dropout rates, MOOCs are appearing everywhere. And IMHO, we will continue to see this phenomenon rise. Having taken the world of higher education by storm (though not everyone will agree), MOOCs are all set to disrupt/re-invent workplace learning.

15 Great App Preview Videos and a Free Tool for Making Your Own

Visual Lounge

Yahoo Weather. As you see great examples…or make your own…please share them with us here in the comments or @appshowapp on Twitter. This week marks the release of iOS 8 , which means app preview videos are starting to show up in the App Store! In this post, I’ve rounded up some example app preview videos to analyze and included tips and observations along the way.

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“Current Need-to-Know Tools and What’s Around the Corner” Nick Floro #olconf

Learning Visions

Check out #lrnchat on Twitter ( ) - a team communication tool for the 21 st century. Check out the Backchannel – this is the online stream that often accompanies a conference as people share information on Twitter, through blogs, and more. Yahoo Weather. These are my live blogged notes from a concurrent session at this year’s Online Learning Conference , hosted by Training Magazine and happening in Denver. Forgive any typos and incoherencies. There are almost as many cell phone subscriptions (6.8 billion) as people on the planet (7.2 WE GOOGLE.

Using Social Media for Learning: Tools & Practices #BHsocialmedia

Learning Visions

edmodo (originally developed for teachers and schools – includes grading features social go – sharing features, including video, blogging and works with Wordpress allow microblogging, profiles, groups, messaging, questions, polls, tagging, search Public social networks: Facebook LinkedIn Ning Yahoo Groups Google groups Some of these have member control and private groups Facebook the most accessed site in 2010! These are my live blogged notes from a webinar presented by Brandon Hall on Wednesday, April 26 2011. (I joined about 10 minutes late, so missed a bit!) They try lots of things.

More Social Media Marketing Tips

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

Since then my interest has really been piqued (and my number of Twitter followers has jumped from just 5 to more than 100). thought I might share a few more of the social media marketing tactics I'd learned through my Twitter connections. Become a Yahoo Answers Source of Knowledge Often when I have a question, I'll run a Google search on my query and one of the top results will typically be someone else with the same question on Yahoo Answers. For more tips on building traffic with Yahoo Answers, click here. An obvious choice is YouTube videos.

A Web 2.0 wonderland

Learning with e's

Beware the Joomla blog, and shun The Posterous Bricabox !" He took his Skrbl sword in hand: Long time the Meehive foe he sought— So rested he by the Twitter tree, And stood awhile in thought. Yahoo ! Instead of simply recommending some Web 2.0 tools to you in the traditional way, I thought I would do something different. Many more Web 2.0 An API New Year to all! One, two! One, two!

How Workforce Dynamics is Changing Fundamentally and How You Can Be Ready


Shobana Radhakrishnan is a technologist, blogger and speaker with extensive engineering experience playing various roles at companies such as Netflix, Yahoo! You can follow her on Twitter , LinkedIn or  Google+. The day is not too far when the concept of a company campus or an office where everyone comes in to work and leaves during highly overlapping hours becomes a thing of the past. The criticality and benefits of training to a company’s success and business results is a well-covered topic. Myriad of tools to stay remote but highly connected, including virtual office spaces.

Wrapup from HR Technology Conference 2013 and SuccessConnect

Learning on the Leading Edge

Glassdoor expanded its corporate services and is rapidly becoming one of the top social jobs platform, now up there in traffic with LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook. One of the companies I met with recently, " Identified ," has now figured out how to scrape data from LinkedIn, Facebook, Yahoo, and other sources to create a candidate database 2-3X larger than LinkedIn. I saw the company's product and was startled at it's capability. This year we had a marathon week in Las Vegas with back to back HR technology conferences and lots to share. Innovation continues. Launches BeKnown: Professional Social Networking for Facebook

Learning on the Leading Edge

Some of the key features include: The ability to invite connections from both Facebook and your LinkedIn network, Gmail, Yahoo, and other email systems. In this blog post we will explain this market and preview some of the exciting features in this important new offering. Facebook vs. LinkedIn for Professional Social Networking. They even publish their location.

10 Ways To Learn In 2010

The eLearning Coach

Here are a few: Amazon’s Askville , Yahoo Answers , Answerbag , Gotta Mentor , BlurtIt , and WikiAnswers. Learn through Twitter. You can search directly on Twitter, but they say the results are less than stellar. There are so many cool ways to learn online now. The whole world is a school. Learn through Visual Search Engines. Spezify does just that. Ask a Question.

TechKnowledge 2011: Why Learning Professionals Still Have a Lot to Learn


In a panel discussion of chief learning officers, Susan Burnett, Chief Learning Officer at Yahoo!, Also, if you were unable to attend TechKnowledge this year, you can follow @ tk11 on Twitter or download the presentation slides from all the sessions. >> More on e-learning on the Mindflash blog. >> Sign up for a free 30-day trial of Mindflash. Perhaps the other explanation is that so many speakers were talking about e-learning, I couldn’t help but hear a constant echo. That’s hardly what I would call cutting-edge e-learning. Start Small.

Vote for your favorite learning tool

Jay Cross

My ten, in no particular order, are: Twitter. Discussion groups (Yammer, Socialcast, Google Groups, Yahoo Groups, Skype chats, etc.). It’s time to vote for your ten favorite learning tools. Jane Hart started this poll five years ago. I was the first participant.   . Now more than a half million people check out the results. What is a “learning tool”? Google Hang-Outs. WordPress.

What Learning Designers Can Learn from Marissa Mayer About Design


Although the conference topic was not directly related to eLearning or training, the Keynote interview with Yahoo! You can follow him on  Twitter  or on  Google I attended the Dreamforce conference recently in San Francisco and was blown away by the size and scope of the conference. Specifically, there are three things learning designers can learn from the Mayer interview.

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This Week on #TalkTech: Bad UX Design, Death of the Keyword Tool, and Tech Hype

Bottom-Line Performance

#TalkTech is the “flipped” approach to Twitter chats.  We publish all the topics a few hours before the chat so you can show up at 3 pm EST / 12 pm PST on Thursdays ready to discuss. Does anyone like the look of the new Yahoo mailbox? Yahoo Mail Background Annoys Users, Taxes Brains. Googe, Facebook, Twitter… they all have REALLY good things going. Honestly, I do.

Screencasting Saves Crafters Time, Confusion with Die-Cutting Tools

Visual Lounge

Except Darla’s new tools didn’t come with instructions…at all. “I had to figure out the image editing program on my own,” said Darla. “I searched for information online, joined every Yahoo! To keep up with Darla, check out her blog or find her on Twitter ( Follow @darlahaverstock ). Darla Haverstock. Lifelong crafter. Darla’s blog, Stampingunderdoctorsorders. Crafting videos.

College Basketball + Gamification + $1,000 for Charity Equals Win

Bottom-Line Performance

This means you cannot play with an email such as Gmail, Hotmail, or Yahoo. We will update the current scoring leader each day on the  Knowledge Guru twitter account  and send out emails to all players announcing the current leaders. Learn about a learning game…and compete for $1,000 to donate to a charity of your choice. Not a bad combo. Create Your Account and Play Now.

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Google Calendar Screencast Tutorial - NorthStarNerd.Org


the tutorial is nicely done, and more importantly has made me want to convince my wife to move our family calendar from Yahoo to Google. Web/Tech Nerd Tweets follow me on Twitter Recent Comments Tech Help Nerd on Nerd Food Carl Hoeg on Minnesota Loons at Risk Kelly Monroe on Corporate Social Media Governance David Pollitt on Finishing Grandmas Marathon (2010 Partcipant Photos) Scott Risdal on Amity Creek Waterfall Roxana Gitlin on Life! » January 24, 2007 Google Calendar Screencast Tutorial Earlier today I watched a screencast tutorial on Google Calendar. As a fyi. Launches BeKnown: Professional Social Networking for Facebook

Learning on the Leading Edge

Some of the key features include: The ability to invite connections from both Facebook and your LinkedIn network, Gmail, Yahoo, and other email systems. In this blog post we will explain this market and preview some of the exciting features in this important new offering. Facebook vs. LinkedIn for Professional Social Networking. They even publish their location.

Workday Recruiting: Will It Disrupt The Talent Acquisition Software Market?

Learning on the Leading Edge

In the area of sourcing, one of the most fast-changing part of recruiting, Workday’s recent acquisition of Identified gives the company some powerful technology to better search and source candidates from external networks (Facebook, Yahoo, Google, as well as LinkedIn), giving the company the opportunity to deliver a disruptive tool for sourcing. billion in size, is red hot.

Google Alert and RSS - NorthStarNerd.Org


Unlike MSN Search and Yahoo, Google has not embraced RSS. This posting orginally appeared on my MSN Spaces Blog) Posted at 06:12 AM in RSS Trends and Topics | Permalink Comments tried to use to send auto content to my feed twitter account. twitter feed kept kicking it out saying my url wasn't valid.?????? NorthStarNerd.Org Dedicated to open access sharing of knowledge - Your host: Rich Hoeg Blog Engineering Learning Nerd TV Nerd Tweets Nordic Skiing Site Map Tutorials « Whats a Wiki? Just link to Google Alert and create your account.

Interview with Misha McPherson, Director of Worldwide Sales Enablement, Marketing Software company


Prior to this, McPherson was director of global learning and development at Yammer, and also held senior sales training management positions at Monster and Yahoo! You can follow Misha on Twitter at: @MishaMcP. Misha McPherson is director of worldwide sales enablement with a San Francisco-based provider of cloud-based digital marketing software. APAC and EMEA.

Clever Tool - IM Aggregator

Bottom-Line Performance

Use AIM and Yahoo Messenger with different friends? It allows you to control AIM, Yahoo, MSN, Facebook IM, and several other accounts. It will show any new messages from Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, or LinkedIn. Feeling overwhelmed by the five email accounts you have? Addicted to Facebook but you use LinkedIn for business? Your email accounts all show up in a minituraized form.

The top 10 reasons your mobile learning strategy will fail | Dawn.

Dawn of Learning

Edublog Award Nominations RSS feed Google Youdao Xian Guo Zhua Xia My Yahoo! Follow @dawnpoulos on Twitter. Home About Podcasts Videos Xyleme Inc. It’s so revolutionary that it’s no longer about me adapting myself to somebody else’s set of programmings or the way in which a device is going to engage. It is the reverse. Keep mLearning content development tactical.

Product Review: Saba Social

eLearning 24-7

Twitter. the Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin, External blog, IM connections – Yahoo, AIM, etc., They finally figured it out. Saba Social is a very solid product, that despite a few hiccups and “huh&# moments, achieves what it sets out to do, provide a user friendly social experience. Drag and Drop on home screen, plus delete of areas – I like that. Average. Video.

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My New Social Bookmarking Tool

eLearning Cyclops

With the initial rumor that Yahoo will be discontinuing it and now the news they may be selling it ,  I imported my bookmarks to Diigo. This is great because I often share these tags on my blog, Twitter, e-mail and even in the classroom, so seeing them preserved was very important to me. I have been a big fan of social bookmarking and my preferred tool for social bookmarking has been Delicious. It was a very easy process and retained all of my tags. So, if you are a Diigo user you can bookmark my posts using the icon in the right column. have also inserted a working example below.