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Learning through a “dressed up” YouTube channel?

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“The Khan Academy is a dressed up YouTube channel and purportedly the statistical tracking and indication of “progress” is what is driving any sense of engagement. Related posts: PowerPoint: embedding YouTube video. eLearning Khan Academy Video YouTube No, I don’t buy it either. Was it something I was missing? ” (Barratt, 2011). ” (Barrett, 2011). link].

Twitter for Teachers … a great video introduction

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I know I tweeted this out earlier this week but it’s so good I wanted to make sure I didn’t forget it, so here it is again: YouTube: To Tweet or Not to Tweet? Produced in a great puppet-master way it’s engaging and informative, and really good if you want to demonstrate to someone the benefits of Twitter for academic purposes: research, student engagement, etc.

Alec Couros: Using Twitter Effectively in Education

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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.

How Online Training is Better than YouTube


Solutions can come in many forms, from formal multi-day classroom training to online training to telling people to watch a YouTube video. YouTube has certainly enabled an enormous variety of learning options that anyone can find. On YouTube you can learn just about anything from making a healthy smoothie to how to negotiate a salary during your next job interview.

Post to Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Evernote from Snagit!

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Once you install them, you'll see buttons inside Snagit to upload images and videos directly to Evernote, Facebook, Twitter, or YouTube! The YouTube output is installed automagically when you upgrade to Snagit 11 or 2. The buttons for Facebook, Twitter, and Evernote must be installed manually. YouTube gives you an option to make the video public, private, or unlisted.

PowerPoint 2007: Insert YouTube Videos

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by AJ George I am often asked how to get YouTube videos into a PowerPoint presentation, and, unless you're using the latest version (PowerPoint 2010), it's an understandable question. Over the next few weeks I will show you how to insert YouTube videos into PowerPoint 2007 (both with and without an internet connection) and PowerPoint 2008 for the Mac. Click the OK button.

Digital Distraction

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look at my phone all too often – for the time, checking email, checking Twitter (saved searches, hashtags, lists, notifications, etc.) – as well as spending a little time on it – a few minutes on BBC News App or a game while waiting for the kettle to boil, Flipboard for something different, checking the weather, etc. How digitally distracted are you (if at all)?

Facebook--Good for Your Memory: Twitter--Not So Much

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A study recently released by Dr. Tracy Alloway of Scotland’s University of Stirling found that using Facebook stretches a person's “working memory” (short-term or recent memory), while Twitter, YouTube and text messaging tend to weaken it. Check out Twictionary for more great Twitter Jargon. __ Catalog of Recommended Books, Games and Gadgets Recommended Games and Gadgets Recommended Books Content Guide. Bad news for all you Twanker's in a Twance.* Facebook requires you to keep track of past actions and then plan future actions, which stretches the working memory. Design

Twitter: it's still about the connections

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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.

ALT Community: Tech Tales #edtech

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Seeing the Connections: Twitter Community Exploration with TAGSExplorer . YouTube: Using Augmented Reality to Enhance Learning and Teaching. YouTube: The Open Course in Technology Enhanced Learning (ocTEL). YouTube: Seeing the Connections: Twitter Community Exploration with TAGSExplorer. The Open Course in Technology Enhanced Learning (ocTEL).

What These Three YouTube Channels Do Right in Educational Videos

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Check out the latest stats from popular Internet video site, YouTube. Here’s a look at three YouTube channels that get educational videos right , from which you can draw ideas to help you create your own inspiring videos. 1. Another science-centric YouTube channel is ASAP Science , which sports smart, easy-to-understand videos that explain the science of everyday life.

Textbooks: paper or digital?

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The question as to when (or if) paper textbooks will be replaced with digital editions keeps cropping up, and I was asked this again on twitter today by @SteljesEdn : “Are textbooks coming to the end of their life? eBook App Digital Learning Digital Learnscape Dropbox eBooks eReader eTextbook Facebook Infographic Kindle LinkedIn MOOC Social Evolution Social Learning Twitter YouTube

Join the #moodlewish Twitter Stream!


So, having a dedicated hashtag in #moodlewish will hopefully provide a more convenient venue for all Moodle users to share ideas and suggestions (or those that use Twitter!), and for developers to make these sparks of ideas become a reality. SlideShare , Elgg , Youtube , and Blackboard (Just kidding about the last one :)). Do you feel that Moodle needs improvement in some areas?

One More Thing … #BYOD4L

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YouTube: BYOD4L Reflection. eLearning Video App Application BYOD BYOD4L Collaboration Community Facebook Foldify iPad Online Course Smart Phone Social Learning Social Network Tablet Twitter VideoScribe YouTube I didn’t want to leave my journey into #BYOD4L without one final reflective ‘thought’ I wanted it to be different, graphical, interesting, and fun.

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Academic Excellence in 140 Characters

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This study provides experimental evidence that Twitter can be used as an educational tool to help engage students and to mobilize faculty into a more active and participatory role.” ” YouTube: Academic Excellence in 140 Characters. Thanks to Edutopia for this and many more  excellent Twitter / Video resources. Digital story of the Nativity.

4Cs: Communication, Collaboration, Critical thinking and Creativity

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I found this video on Twitter tonight thanks to David Walker ( @drdjwalker ) who re-tweeted the video from The Partnership of 21st Century Skills. Video 4Cs Collaboration Communication Creativity Critical Thinking Twitter YouTubeThe video is called “Above and Beyond: the story of the 4Cs&#. Enjoy. Related posts: Video: the 21st Century Learner.

Making connections

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News of world events on Twitter and other large social media platforms have often stolen the march of the mainstream media, reaching hundreds of millions of people several hours ahead of any major media breaking news announcements. vast array of user generated content, much of it very useful, is available for free use on numerous sites, including YouTube, Flickr, Vimeo and Slideshare.

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Twitter as a learning tool for surgeons

Jane Hart

For those of you who didn’t see the episode of Grey’s Anatomy that showed the use of Twitter as a learning tool for surgeons, here are some clips on YouTube. Doctor Bailey introduces Twitter as a learning tool to broadcast surgeries over the internet. TwitterThe chief on the other hand, is not very happy about [.].

PowerPoint 2008 for the Mac: Inserting YouTube Videos

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by AJ George Over the last two weeks I've shown you how to insert YouTube Videos into PowerPoint 2007 when presenting both with  and without  an internet connection. Find the YouTube video you would like to insert into your PowerPoint presentation. Paste in the URL for the YouTube video and click OK. Navigate to your saved YouTube video and click Choose.

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Why do Universities use Social Media?

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Social Network Facebook Flickr Infographic Social Learning Social Media Twitter University YouTubeJust how are Universities using Social Media, and how do they measure ‘success’ of the channel? By far the biggest effort is put into engaging their alumni networks and creating and maintaining the ‘brand’ image of the Institution.

Twitter as Social Learning: Seven Ways to Facilitate the Exchange.

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Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Twitter as Social Learning: Seven Ways to Facilitate the Exchange of Information by Paul on March 14, 2011 in social learning Most of us in the adult learning industry have already found and incorporated Twitter into our everyday lives.  Twitter gets a bad rap. 

Reflection on the ‘eLearning and Digital Cultures’ MOOC, Wk.2 #edcmooc

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YouTube: Sight. Watch this and enjoy the presentation and the message, then head along to the website that accompanies the new(er) version, released in 2011 - : YouTube: A Vision of Students Today. On to the second of the five weeks Coursera / University of Edinburgh MOOC: ‘eLearning and Digital Cultures’. … and what of ‘Sight’ (see below)?

How ‘long’ is too ‘long’?

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Big Data: Measuring happiness with Twitter and Facebook – click to watch on FutureLearn. We have also used a mixture of both the above – taken a long interview and provided a shortened version for the students and the fuller version on YouTube, for those interested in more detail, background, and more depth to the work. What about case studies or mini-documentaries?

Teachers are like gardeners …

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Twitter for Teachers … a great video introduction. Video Education Education Technology Learning Technology Sir Ken Robinson Teacher YouTubeAnother wonderful sound-bite from Sir Ken Robinson: ” A great gardener, a great farmer, depends upon plants growing under their care, otherwise they’re out of business. The plant grows itself.

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Opening up #learning: new forms of knowledge

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The exponential growth of online repositories of knowledge (Wikipedia), media (Wikimedia Commons - the source of the image above), images (Flickr, Instagram) and video (YouTube, Vimeo) would not have been so dramatic if there was less demand. affordances education FaceBook learning Technology Twitter wikipedia YouTubeTechnology can do this. Unported License.

Reflection on the ‘eLearning and Digital Cultures’ MOOC, Wk.1 #edcmooc

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There is so much going on, on all the platforms (Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Coursera discuss boards, etc.) YouTube: Surrogates Trailer. YouTube: THX 1138 Trailer. ‘ The machine is using us ‘ is a classic and well referenced YouTube video, and one of the first I ever posted to my blog back in November 2008. There is so much hype around this MOOC, why? and B.

Bring Your Own Devices for Learning: July 14-18 #BYOD4L

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YouTube: Bring Your Own Devices for Learning: July 14-18, 2014. Twitter: @MELSIGUK. If you’re interested in what we did last time, here’s my recap video I produced using the VideoScribe iPad App : YouTube: BYOD4L Reflection. If you’re interested the details are below. As before the team will be online and blogging, tweeting, plus’ing, FBing, etc.

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How to Reduce Your Course Development Costs By 90+ Per Cent

Absorb LMS

YouTube alone experiences 100 hours of video uploaded every minute. 200 billion tweets are published to Twitter each year. ( [link] ). YouTube Statistics. Absorb LMS course created with content from Wikipedia, YouTube, and Slideshare. An existing YouTube video. Learners today are presented with a wealth of choices and opportunities for learning. solution.

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AutoTweet notes from your presentation, while you present #autotweet #backchannel

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Twitter is becoming an important tool for backchannel chat and information exchange in conferences, exhibitions, and classroom activities where perhaps email and/or discussion forums were used before. tools to make this work, but they’re worth a look for other aspects of including Twitter in presentations. Adding Facebook and Twitter to student participation. YouTube

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5 technologies to promote creative learning

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They will also need a fair appreciation of how Creative Commons licensing works.] 4) Making Twistory: Get students to follow, and interact with, historical figures on Twitter. Students will need to search for and verify celebrity or historical figure Twitter accounts, and then frame the questions they wish to ask them.] 5) Video Mashups: Ask students to find 3 unrelated YouTube videos.

Social Media and the Classroom

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YouTube: Social Media and the Classroom. Classroom Collaboration Facebook Flipped Classroom Peer Review Social Learning Social Media Twitter YouTubeRather it could be tools they can use for their education: to advance their education, to collaborate on projects, to talk about homework assignments, to perhaps engage in peer review of one anothers works.”

How to Use Twitter: A Few eLearning Courses


A few months ago, after many colleagues, friends and family members asked me to help them get started on Twitter, I made a quick screen capture and narration course that I could email links to easily and share widely. Since then, people have viewed the free video course hundreds and hundreds of times both in the OpenSesame catalog and on YouTube. Good Times Social Learning

Terms and Conditions May Apply

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Here’s the trailer: YouTube: Terms and Conditions May Apply. Social Network Ello Facebook Google LinkedIn Netflix Social Media Twitter Video YouTube If you’ve not heard about the film ‘Terms and Conditions May Apply’ then you ought to go look it up. fear, like in the film, we are totally oblivious. But how can we do so safely? Do we even have the time?

QR Codes: In the Classroom #QRCode

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Whether the content is a book in the Library, a YouTube video, a seminar room at a given time, it doesn’t matter. Place the QR Code in a slide that links to a YouTube video you want the students to watch, but you don’t want them to take up your valuable time in your lecture by showing them there and then. WordPress YouTube Example: The BIT.LY How can we use them?