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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.

Evaluating Facebook and Twitter for e-Learning


Facebook and Twitter. YouTube for example, which started as a repository of mostly music videos, cat clips and “video blogs”, has turned into an excellent educational resource, teaching hundreds of millions of people lessons in cooking mousaka, playing the flute and everything in between. Specifically, are they any good for e-learning? That’s all for now.

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.

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

Kapp Notes

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

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

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

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.

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.

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

Social Learning

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. 

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.

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

Changing the learning landscape

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Such user generated content can be found on YouTube (over 70 hours uploaded very minute) and Vimeo, images on Flickr, Facebook and Snapchat, and other content on a myriad of blogs, wikis and other content sharing platforms. CLL1314 education FaceBook Flickr higher education learning Snapchat social media Technology Twitter University of Warwick Vimeo YouTube Unported License.

#TrainChat: Recap of our Twitter Chat with David Kelly


On Friday, the Daily Mindflash hosted a Twitter chat with contributor David Kelly, in which we discussed his latest article, “ Three Essential Tips for New Online Trainers.” For the sake of clarity, we’ve condensed Kelly’s various tweets into a single response, and in places cleaned up a little bit of Twitter grammar. Other responses from participants.

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. Groups.

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. Groups.

The survival of higher education (2): Changing times

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digital media FaceBook higher education learning social web Technology The future Twitter universities Web 2.0 wiki YouTube This is a continuation from yesterday''s post on changing roles , disruptive innovation and the survival of higher education. Changing Times It is now time to take stock. As my starting point I want to examine the phenomenon that is Web 2.0 Web 2.0 and Purdon, M.

Cultural hegemony and disruption

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YouTube and other video sharing sites have gained a significant purchase in the broadcasting world, and are in the process of displacing some of the previously prominent media channels. All mainstream TV channels have now adopted Facebook and Twitter to capture views and news from citizen journalists from news hot spots around the world, just to keep ahead of the opposition.

3 Reasons Why Trainers Don’t Need Social Media

Learning Rebels

This weekend there was a twitter conversation. Now, this tweet was asking specifically about the speakers being on twitter and no, you do not have to be on twitter (or any other platform) to function at your job. Join twitter (or make better use of it). There is a lot of information flowing through twitter at any given time by any number of people. Walk the talk

Drive like an Egyptian

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Be prepared for others to openly (and sometimes harshly) criticise your ideas when you blog, or post your video up to YouTube. blog Cairo driving education Egypt learning self organised learning Twitter wiki YouTube Anyone who has visited Cairo will have experienced the city''s incredible traffic phenomenon. It all takes quite a bit of time to get used to it. Unported License.

Here a Hashtag, There a Hashtag, Everywhere a Hashtag

Learning Rebels

Understanding the basics of social media tools such as Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and most of all, twitter – is also understanding the importance of hashtags. They aren’t just for twitter anymore! Searching within twitter (for example) using the hashtag produces results that helps us spot all sorts of patterns in what otherwise would be overwhelming noise.

PowerPoint 2007: Insert YouTube Videos, Part 2

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by AJ George Last week I showed you how to insert YouTube videos into a PowerPoint 2007 presentation, but in order for it to work you would need to be presenting on a computer with an internet connection. This week I'll show you how to insert a YouTube video when the computer you'll be presenting from does not have an internet connection. Copy the URL for the video.

Social Media Libraries for Flash

Upside Learning

Various elearning development companies are integrating the popular social media services like Twitter, YouTube etc. couple of months back, the Adobe Captivate blog demonstrated a twitter widget that can be integrated within a Captivate Flash output to send a tweet (as questions/suggestions/comments etc.) Twitter – There are many libraries available for Twitter integration.

How to Use Microblogging in Workplace Learning

Upside Learning

Twitter has become the number 1 tool for learning in just three years – voted by hundreds of learning professionals in this survey at Jane Hart’s site. All these tools have functionality that’s similar to Twitter. In the learning community #lrnchat is one such example of a Twitter discussion forum. 5. In a couple of years, microblogging tools have become very popular. 

Visions, values and video streaming

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We will also be running a live two-hour Twitter backchannel using the hashtag #EEES613. EEES613 education learning live streaming philosophy politics practice school society theories Twitter values video visionsOver the next few weeks at Plymouth University we are running a module for our third year student teachers about the philosophy of education. Unported License.

The fame monster

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Can our worth be measured by the amount of Twitter followers we have or by how many +1s we receive on Google+? This number is calculated among other things, on an analysis of my recent web activity on Twitter, Facebook and Google+ over the last 90 days. And what happens to all the other web activities I participate in on sites such as Flickr, LinkedIn, Youtube and Slideshare?

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Life thru a lens

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So far I have produced 4 videos and there are several more in the pipeline. I was quite surprised by the quick success I achieved when I posted them on YouTube. The four videos, in their sequence are 3 things you should know about Twitter , 3 things you should know about blogging , 3 things you should know about digital literacies , and 3 things you should know about Edupunk.

Your personal brand

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With over 225 million members worldwide, LinkedIn will increase the likelihood that you might link up with other people who have a similar interest or background to you - and who might, just might - be able to connect you with someone important who might influence your future career. 3) Get yourself a Twitter account. Set up your own YouTube channel. Now that''s probably not enough.

Share trading

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The arrival of YouTube, Flickr and Slideshare and of course Twitter, made it easier to share than ever. Culture education FaceBook Flickr Friendster learning sharing slideshare social media YouTube We teach our children that sharing is good. And yet as adults, we are more reluctant to share with each other. You don''t get something for nothing. Until now. And to remix.

Sharpest tools in the box

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Here are my 8 essential tools: 1) Twitter, because as I recently said in a YouTube video , it is immediate, social and personal. also have a Netbook called Nigel, which is now on more or less permanent duty connected to my flatscreen television to display large screen live Twitter feeds in my home office. The secret of the programme is in its simplicity. What about technology?

My Personal Learning Network

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Well, here it is, as a short 3 minute video on YouTube: My Personal Learning Network by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Flipcam PLE Personal Learning Network Blogger Melbourne Grainne Conole Aviedo TwitterUnported License. Based on a work at Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e's.

Everyone's a critic

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Blogging, Twitter, Facebook, and other online platforms changed our notion of audience. When they record themselves on camera, they can release it as a YouTube video and gain feedback from their peers. YouTube is particularly notorious for trolling (individuals who patrol social media sites to make mischief) and can be a breeding ground for unneccesarily harsh, or deliberately hurtful comments. Teachers should therefore promote the use of YouTube as a performance channel with due consideration to such a risks. YouTube learning bloggingBut there are also risks.

The 4 lessons Kid Fury teaches us

E-Learning Provocateur

Today I read about the Twitter misadventure at H&R Block whereby a call centre employee assuming the name “Kid Fury&# urged all his followers to phone in and ask for him. Twitter engagement kid fury It was his final day of work with that employer, so he thought it a harmless last hurrah. The incident is kinda funny, kinda shocking, kinda scary. So what can it teach us? 1.

EmbedPlus : enhanced YouTube embedding

Jane Hart

Blog C4LPT Jane Hart Advice Workshops Social Learning Handbook Resources Contact The Year of Social Media 2010 Infographic 100 things to watch in 2011 EmbedPlus : enhanced YouTube embedding On January 4, 2011, in Uncategorized , by Jane Hart Want to enhance the viewer experiences and discussions around the YouTube videos you embed? You can now upgrade your YouTube embeds with real-time reactions and DVD-like controls  without having to alter the original content, using EmbedPlus. This is likely to have many applications. How might you make use of it? 2011 C4LPT blog