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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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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.

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.

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.

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!:

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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.

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.

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!

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Learning Pulse


Four Heads are Better than One: A Chat about Collaborative & Social Learning My Moodle Test RSS feed Google Youdao Xian Guo Zhua Xia My Yahoo! Follow @dawnpoulos on Twitter. Home About Podcasts Videos Xyleme Inc. Home > Industry Talk > Learning Pulse Learning Pulse October 30th, 2009 Goto comments Leave a comment Harold Jarche is blogging about the future of the training department , briefly looking back at the pre-training age and then at how training has evolved after its invention in the 20th century. Clive Shepherd is blogging on how this has changed in 2009.

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How not to adopt an LCMS The Great Debate Once Again… RSS feed Google Youdao Xian Guo Zhua Xia My Yahoo! Follow @dawnpoulos on Twitter. Home About Podcasts Videos Xyleme Inc. Home > Industry Talk > Learning Pulse Learning Pulse May 27th, 2009 Goto comments Leave a comment Tony Karrer is blogging about the term “meta-learning” and its definition as it was used in the article “ Become a chief meta-learning officer ” by Jay Cross and Clark Quinn. Great insights are shared by author and commenters. No trackbacks yet. Learn more about Dawn here. Produced by Covisio.

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.

Learning Pulse


No trackbacks yet. $1 Million e-Learning no more… Publishing Your Way to Content Success RSS feed Google Youdao Xian Guo Zhua Xia My Yahoo! Follow @dawnpoulos on Twitter. Home About Podcasts Videos Xyleme Inc. Home > Industry Talk > Learning Pulse Learning Pulse April 8th, 2009 Goto comments Leave a comment Jay Cross has started a conversation on the Future of Organizational Learning and Development. Great ideas have been shared so far. We are looking forward to the discussion on April 21st! Blended learning, Talent management and Learning 2.0 Wow, it is amazing! and CSS 3

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.

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iPad & eBooks: A Game Changer for Blended Learning


Follow @dawnpoulos on Twitter. Home About Podcasts Videos Xyleme Inc. Home > Single Source , Standards > iPad & eBooks: A Game Changer for Blended Learning iPad & eBooks: A Game Changer for Blended Learning March 25th, 2010 Goto comments Leave a comment I was on Nigel Paine’s blog on Friday when I saw and commented on his post The Mash-up Begins. Of course not! Theme by mg12.

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.

$1 million e-learning no more…


… The Great Debate Once Again… Learning Pulse RSS feed Google Youdao Xian Guo Zhua Xia My Yahoo! Follow @dawnpoulos on Twitter. Home About Podcasts Videos Xyleme Inc. Home > Instructional Design , Single Source > $1 Million e-Learning no more… $1 Million e-Learning no more… April 15th, 2009 Goto comments Leave a comment I’ve been in the training and development business for nearly 20 years now. Things certainly have changed a lot in that time. We were creating CD-ROM based training for service technicians. Each course cost over $1 million dollars! Regards!…

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


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.

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.

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.

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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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.

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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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.

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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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.

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.

Tools of my trade

Learning with e's

Don't forget to comment today :-) Search Engine - I almost always use Google, but increasingly other search engines are on the horizon for me including Bing and Yahoo. Twitter - For me, Twitter is the ultimate tool for social networking, because its simple and easy to use, concise, and yet has a substantial power behind it. tools Twitter FaceBook What are your top ten?

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Learning to Learn in the modern Enterprise

The Learning Generalist

Add to that the plethora of other social media; Wikipedia , Twitter , Yahoo! Twitter Hashtags Its amazing how much information you can find through Twitter. Here are some of the hashtags I tend to follow on Twitter. lrnchat is an online chat that happens every Thursday night 8:30-10pm EST over the social messaging service Twitter. He's a true guru.