How to Lead the Facebook Generation

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Gary Hamel, in his weekly WSJ.com blog, writes about the Facebook generation and ways fortune Fortune 500 companies aren’t prepared to deal with this new crop of workers. Image used under Creative Commons by Flickr user birgerking.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Half of Companies Blocking Facebook

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Wednesday, August 22, 2007 Half of Companies Blocking Facebook Christy Tucker has been musing on Social Networking as LMS: Problems and Opportunities. One real problem is corporate fear of social networking tools. Im no Facebook super-user and I havent experienced a huge time suck from it, but I suppose its possible. But what information is it that is actually being "leaked" through Facebook by these irresponsible employees ?

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Weapons of mass deception?

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How much of these problems are actually the fault of the social media, and to what extent are Facebook, Twitter and other popular platforms actually culpable? digital citizenship education FaceBook fake news learning schools social media teachers Twitter

Who we are

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Some such as Jane Davis said they thought it was a good idea to do this to maintain salience and focus on context specific roles, but others such as Martin King saw problems suggesting that ''just as identity is complex, so is trying to divide it''. Who are you?

The survival of higher education (2): Changing times

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The problem with this is that students may not always be as accurate or fastidious in their content generation as they could be, and may need guidance on the pathway they choose to take.

Back stage front stage

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I asked the group how many of them had a Facebook account. Next we discussed how people represent themselves on Facebook through their profiles, pictures, games they play, groups they join, and people they 'friend' online.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: My Second Second Life Experience

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At Virtual Learning Worlds "Bartman" responds to that Wired article (A Deserted Second Life) : The problem I have with it [the Wired article], is that it deals almost COMPLETELY with Second Life as it pertains to marketing and corporations…and inevitabley why SL sucks in that space.

Connected pedagogy: Social networks

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Global social networks such as Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter support various forms of communication and sharing actions that were previously unavailable.

Standard deviation

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Distractions in the workplace are common. An email pops up on your desktop screen asking for your 'urgent' attention, Facebook messenger pings on your smartphone telling you someone has responded to your earlier status update. How can organisations address these issues and problems?

Senses working overtime

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The emergence of personal visor technologies such as Facebook's Oculus Rift , Sony's Project Morpheus and other similar wearables will more likely make the above scenario, or any similarly fantastic context possible. A man walks into a bar, and is surprised to see a horse serving drinks.

Corporate learning in the digital age

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Well, corporate barriers are a problem - for instance when the management says you are not allowed to use Facebook because it's against company policy. Do you see problems when professionals, for example specialists in a certain field, connect with others from different companies?

Digital reflections

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This can be hosted photo and video sharing sites such as Flickr and YouTube, or social networking sites such as Facebook, but are equally likely to be curation and aggregation tools such as Scoop.it 2013) Digital reflection: Using digital technologies to enhance and embed creative processes.

Technoliteracy

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The question thrown at me was about the potential problem of squeeze txt spellings appearing in assessed essays and other formal documents. I can see how it could become a problem. SMS, telephone voice, e-mail, Facebook, Twitter, written language. Welcome To Facebook perhaps?

It’s Time for E-Learning to Embrace ‘BYOL’

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If a person suddenly needs to know how to set up a certain feature on their Facebook page, or remember what the flag of Mongolia looks like, or improve their make-up-application skills , help is usually only a click away. Image used under Creative Commons by Flickr user wgreller.

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Learning by making

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It wasn't until a few years later when I discovered the work of Seymour Papert (now one of my Facebook friends!), The very act of constructing something tangible allows students to test out hypotheses, learn from each other and solve problems as they progress.

Learning first, technology second

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Blogging can be used to engage children in creative writing , while making videos is excellent for problem solving and collaborative work. But that is the problem. Design issues are not the only problems.

Freinet and social media

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When I wrote Blogging with Freire , I was speculating on what that great Brazilian educator and theorist might have made of educational blogging - a concept he never knew, because he died before the Internet and social media came in to common use.

Knowledge, practice and community

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Communities of Practice (CoP) are made up of people who have a common purpose and interest, and who are essentially learning together. Teachers can encourage students to participate in online and face to face discussions around problems and challenges specific to their study domains.

The elephant in the room

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Some people don't have mobile phones, and many more are not, nor ever will be, on Facebook, regardless of the hype Zuckerberg and his pals periodically peddle. Most of the problems are caused by lack of provision.

Nine Training Alternatives to ‘Correct’ and ‘Incorrect’

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Even though it seems futile, this is one of the most common types of feedback we use in e-learning courses to respond to user actions and answers. For example, if you were designing a course for new coaches, you could set up a Facebook Group page for discussion.

7 ways to support learner-teacher interaction

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That never worked in the student bar and it won''t work on Facebook. Student groups tend to set up their own Facebook groups anyway, without any prompting from their teachers. When I''m invited in to a Facebook group or Google Hangout, I tend to lurk until asked a direct question.

Tracking sentiments

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And so I arrived at my hotel, checked in to my room and then proceeded to tweet my problem to anyone on Twitter who cared to read it. Before you know it, Facebook is pushing targeted advertising to your page, and it's highly effective.

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Three Essential Tips for New Online Training Designers

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The are communities available in virtually every social media platform, including Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn. Consider PowerPoint, one of the most basic tools we all commonly use. Image used under Creative Commons by Flickr user danstorey14.

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Standing alone

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I asked my guide what the problem was, and was told it was the result of acid rain. She also protested strongly against their archaic laws on Facebook and other social media.

Skills or literacies?

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When the symbolism isn't shared by everyone, problems arise. My 83 year old father made the mistake of breaking some bad news on Facebook, and supplementing it with LOL. Image from Wikimedia Commons Skills or literacies? What does it mean to be digitally ready?

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Learning on the move

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I explored the question of whether txting is 'dumbing down' language and causing problems. Photo by Steve Wheeler Learning on the move by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0

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Human 2.0

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He sees Facebook and other social networks undermining and devaluing friendships. Why are you wearing a Creative Commons badge?' by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Post human.

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The survival of higher education (3): The Social Web

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This is particularly evident on a cursory inspection of any social web space, whether it be Facebook, Snapchat or any other popular free space. The biggest problem they identified was a lack of time, and most agreed that the wiki activities actually made more work for them.

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Watch your back!

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This useful report from the BBC Click team reveals that although malware for mobile phones is on the increase, it is still simple user naivety that is responsible for the majority of problems of this kind.

10Q: Shelly Sanchez Terrell

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I was inspired to continue to reach out to these children and later homeless children and troubled teens through creative writing, art, and literacy programs. The ability to connect, collaborate, problem solve, and spread a message to millions is very powerful.

Literacy, wot literacy?

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I was messaged on Facebook yesterday by another Steve Wheeler (no relation, and certainly no friend) who going by his picture, is probably of the same generation as me, but behaving more in compliance with his shoe size than his age.

Learning and performance

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Some are less obvious - learning complex mathematical formulae will result in applying these to mathematical problems. This kind of performance is commonly referred to as formal assessment. Learning is performance.

The future is not here yet

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Brian Lamb, who is a Canadian academic and a friend of mine, recently said: “With this economic crisis that we are in now and the global problems that we are experiencing it seems perverse and wrong to hoard the knowledge and only give it to people who can pay for it”.

New wine in old bottles

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Facebookers for example, generally use their real names and images. Such shifting digital identities can be subtle, but with the result that researchers have a problem trying ascertain whether students are presenting themselves truthfully online. Another ethical problem arises when researchers 'eavesdrop' on Web 2.0 Should they see all a student's Facebook photos for example? It's a new problem, so again, I ask - is it new wine in old bottles?

Trying to stop the tide

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The problem is, schools in the UK are under the cosh. Ofsted's inspection model is biased toward deficit, tasked to seek out problems and weaknesses, with less emphasis on strength and achievement than there should be.

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