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New to Twitter? 5 Tips for Learning Professionals

Bottom-Line Performance

With Apple’s education event looming this Thursday, all eyes will be set squarely on the future of learning. How can ebooks, the iPad, and social media shape the future of learning? In preparation for that change, professionals everywhere are starting to turn their attention to digital and social platforms to figure out what all the fuss is about. What should I be doing on Twitter? It’s your elevator pitch in the world of social media.

Visions, values and video streaming

Learning with 'e's

During the sessions we will discuss social and political influences the curriculum, and explore many of the theories, practices and influences that have made school what it is today (for better or for worse). We will feature a series of presentations and dialogues which we are calling 'learning events'. Each learning event will feature two or more guest speakers, drawn from the world of education, some in universities, some from schools, and also members of the business community.

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Activity Streams

Jay Cross

An activity stream is a mash-up of an individual’s or organization’s feeds. For example, my FriendFeed pages show activity from this blog, the Internet Time Blog, my Flickr account, bookmarks I put on Delicious, and my entries from Twitter. As people use various different web sites to blog, update their status, post their location, or photos, sites and tools have emerged to aggregate these various actions into a continuous eclectic stream of activities.

Facebook’s New Streaming Service: What You Need to Know

OpenSesame

There has been a lot of buzz within and outside of the tech community about live streaming. From Snapchat’s debut in 2011 to Twitter’s ugly war with Meerkat and its later acquisition of the streaming service, Periscope , Facebook is now tentatively entering the live streaming market. In early August, Facebook announced its release of a live streaming feature, Live , similar to Twitter’s Periscope and Snapchat’s Snapchat Live and Snapchat Story.

3 Reasons Why Trainers Don’t Need Social Media

Learning Rebels

Question of the week: Should L&D be active within social media? 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. I understand having a social media presence isn’t for everyone. Join twitter (or make better use of it). Social media is perfect for networking.

Twitter: Le triple filtre

Learning with e's

I've been discussing the merits of Twitter as a professional social network recently in conversation with colleagues. One of the regular objections to using Twitter professionally is that there is too great a noise-to-signal ratio. But they should also realise that Twitter can actually save them time if used in an appropriate manner. The answer to effective Twitter use, I point out to them, is the manner in which you use it. Happy Twittering!

How Twitter Changed the eLearning Community with Conversations

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

As I was thinking about it I began to remember other Twitter tools like the open source TwitterCamp we used at live events to display the twitter stream. In the beginning You can find out more about the start of twitter by just Googling it. The Business Insider has a good article titled The Real History of Twitter. Here''s another good article from SocialNomics titled The History of Twitter. Twitter launched in 2006.

Social Media Strategy thoughts

Clark Quinn

What is a social media strategy for outreach? Here is some thoughts about how that maps out in two areas: Facebook, and Twitter. I’m mentioning these as two of the most viable and visible tools for social media engagement. Twitter. Having a twitter account is a necessary start, maybe several. So, for example, you might stream out an interesting bit of the day. You need information: photos, events. Twitter/Facebook Integration.

Marketing Your Association to Millennials: Make it Social

Association eLearning

Years ago, while interning for a social media marketer, I was taught the value of social media to engage and attract business. Today social media marketing has changed from meme generation, to promoted posts and tweets, image ads, and pay-per-click (PPC) campaigns on big name social media sites. So here are the facts, if you want to market your association to millennials, make it social. Twitter. Have questions about other social media sites?

Social learning in action at #elnil

Jane Hart

Last Friday, I had the pleasure of chairing the eLearning network’s first regional event in Bristol. During the morning and the first part of the afternoon, we listened to 4 speakers with interesting informal learning stories to tell – and there was also a lively backchannel on Twitter to keep those outside the room up to speed with what was happening. “Fascinating to be at an event where there are more people tweeting about it than are in the room!&#.

Twitter and Webinars

Tony Karrer

Many of the participants are Twitter users who are becoming used to chatting via twitter. have a chat stream happening and there's one going on via twitter. Presentation Mastery: Twitter as a Presentation Resource There are lots of good suggestions in these, but they don't really address the issue of how to present when the audience may be splitting their chat between the webinar tool and twitter. Twitter Chat Annoying?

Top Social Learning LMS Features

Talented Learning

In 2016, most people are accustomed to social media and the conventions associated with profiles, friends, posts, liking and sharing. But how are these new social business behaviors influencing social learning features of today’s learning management systems (LMS)? We wanted to find out, so we surveyed 74 diverse LMS vendors about the social learning functionality available in their platforms. In reality, this social LMS feature set was all sales sizzle.

It’s Showtime! How to Enhance Conference Learning With Online Video

Talented Learning

Here are 10 ideas to get your creative juices flowing… Educational Online Video – Before, During and After an Event. Does online video have a role in your event planning and promotional outreach? Then embed calls-to-action on your website, in event-related blog posts, in email newsletters and on social channels. This is an easy way to put a “face” on your association, while creating interest in the event and highlighting the educational benefits of attending.

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! Being a Learning Rebel means using social tools such as the, allusive and widely misunderstood, hashtag to take your learning design one step further toward engagement and interactivity. Hashtags are only good for twitter. A word about twitter chats.

My Twitter Weekly Links Digest for 2011-07-10

Jane Hart

How to use Twitter for social learning [link] # schoolnetsa11 #. RT @ LnDDave : NEW BLOG POST – What Exactly is a Twitter Chat? 28 creative ways teachers are using Twitter [link] # schoolnetsa11 #. Find out at the elearning network event on 15 July in London [link] # elnlms #. Social Learning at TELUS [link] # realwplearn #. Fast Company calls # shortmail “Twitter for Email!&# #. Twitter Week starts tomorrow on Share&Learn.

Learning with 'e's: Teaching with Twitter

http://delicious.com/tag/elearning+research

Most would agree that Twitter was one of the social networking phenomena of 2008, and has enjoyed exponential growth in popularity. Ever since I first began to use Twitter I have been thinking about how to harness the potential of microblogging for the benefits of my own students, and have tried out several ideas to exploit it already. Below are my 10 top uses of Twitter for education: 1. Twitter Stalking’ Follow a famous person and document their progress.

Social Learning for Associations: What to Expect in a Modern LMS

Talented Learning

Social learning. Yet no one can define “social learning” in a nutshell, because there is no universally accepted meaning. Almost always, we find association leaders who are unsure about precisely where social functionality should fit into their learning strategies, and which social features are best for their members’ needs. Public social media vs. private association social learning? Social at the member, group or content level?

Learning Rebel Yell for DevLearn Technology: Tom Spiglanin

Learning Rebels

As is the usual modus operandi for Learning Rebels and reflection pieces, I try to gather up opinions not just singing the general praises of an event, but try to gather different insights and perspectives. You can also find Tom on twitter @TomSpiglanin. The previous mobile app was really good too, presenting not only options for planning and following your personal agenda but enabling the Twitter backchannel directly from the app while in sessions.

Brilliant backchannel tweeting: what to do after an event

Good To Great

There are a few simple things you can do in the days following an event to cement your reputation for brilliant backchannel sharing and to get the most out of the experience for yourself. Take the time to thank the people who engaged with you during the event. ’ Even better would be something like: ’Thanks for your RTs and for discussion of Twitter etiquette during #learningevent’ I also send group thank you messages to people who retweeted me once or twice.

4 Good Reasons to Take Your In-Person Learning Events Online for Your Members

Abila

They turn to you for everything from continuing education to certification, and you likely spend a great deal of time and effort creating in-person learning events with great content, quality speakers, and valuable social and networking opportunities. You’ve done the work to create onsite events. Why not extend your reach even further by offering some of the elements of your in-person learning events through an online experience?

Missing the Point of Twitter

eLearning Development

I recently read an NPR commentary about Twitter in which the author says he won’t use Twitter because he thinks people should keep their lives private and not broadcast every mundane event to world. The power of Twitter is not in telling the world that I’m having a turkey sandwich for lunch. Twitter is an ongoing conversation about what is happening in the world around us. The key to Twitter success is not having thousands, or millions, of followers.

Brilliant backchannel tweeting: what to do during an event

Good To Great

Previously I’ve suggested some reasons why you might want to improve your backchannel contributions , and some things you can do before an event to set yourself up for success. So here are some ideas for during the event iself to help you increase the likelihood of calm, collected and really valuable tweeting. I look at it like this: if I read back my tweet stream from this session, would it at least provide an executive summary of the content?

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Introducing the TechSmith Social Media Team

TechSmith Camtasia

You might be a subscriber to our blogs , interact with us on Twitter , and/or check out our Facebook pages every once in a while… but you’re still wondering, who are the people behind all this social media magic, and what’s in it for me? Q) What’s your favorite social media disaster of the year? My favorite social media disaster this year so far is definitely the Applebee’s snafu. I’m currently heading up the social media strategy for TechSmith.

Can’t be at the ATD ICE 2016 Conference? Join Virtually

Learning Rebels

open up a dedicated stream on hootesuite or tweetdeck just for them and then open one for #ATD201 6 and you will get all sorts of great information. Not on twittter, well okay then – go to the Learning Rebels Facebook page , like us and keep an eye on the stream. Following conference hashtags via Twitter ( #ATD2016 ) is a simple way to see what’s happening. Twitter limits you to 140 characters. Anticipation! ATD ICE 2016 Conference! In 4 days!

Brilliant backchannel tweeting: what to do after an event

Good To Great

There are a few simple things you can do in the days following an event to cement your reputation for brilliant backchannel sharing and to get the most out of the experience for yourself. Take the time to thank the people who engaged with you during the event. ’ Even better would be something like: ’Thanks for your RTs and for discussion of Twitter etiquette during #learningevent’ I also send group thank you messages to people who retweeted me once or twice.

LMS and Its Impact of Social Learning

Pinlearn

Interestingly, the job of an LMS is not merely limited to teaching but also promoting engagement and enthusiasm through intended social participation. . Social Learning in LMS solutions. No one can deny the fact that social media has the biggest influence on almost every domain in our lives. Billions of people everyday use social media platforms to connect, stay informed, organize events, share life experience, and discover new stuff around the globe.

How to Launch a Successful Online Course MVP, Generate Multiple Income Streams, and Build a Team with Divi Community Leader David Blackmon of Aspen Grove Studios

LifterLMS

How to launch a successful online course MVP, generate multiple income streams, and build a team with Divi community leader David Blackmon of Aspen Grove Studios in this episode of LMScast with Chris Badgett of LifterLMS. You can also find him on Instagram , Twitter , and Facebook. I met David in person at a WordPress event. I knew Chris, I met him at a WordPress event. This goes back to the five revenue streams. What are the other two streams?

What Universities Must Learn About Social Networks

Jay Cross

What Universities Must Learning About Social Networks. Increasingly, businesses are looking to more social approaches to employee learning and development. THE ISSUE IS NOT whether you are going to become a socially networked university but how soon. Businesses are being transformed into social businesses. Social business is the flavor of the day in the C-suites of the Fortune 500. Social networks empower workers to engage in self-determined “pull” learning.

Social Learning and LMSs Marketplace

eLearning 24-7

As social learning continues to grow, LMS/LCMS vendors are taking various approaches. While some view themselves as “social learning&# savvy, incorporating various components, others seem to see themselves as just sitting on the sidelines. LMS/LCMS vendors are following one of three approaches when it comes to social learning. Dip their feet in it – just a bit, a little here, a little there – oh and call it a full social learning platform.

The Cons of Social Media for E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

Social media is what you make of it. We discussed this in the previous post on the pros of social media. Today we’ll look at the cons of social media and the potential impact they have on you, your job, and our industry. Cons of Social Media: Too Much Noise. Here’s the deal: your social media connections deliver a lot of good content, but there’s just so much of it…and it doesn’t stop. Cons of Social Media: Where’s the Social?

The Pros of Social Media for E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

The training industry is changing rapidly and technology plays a big role in that change, especially social media. Today, I’d like to discuss a few pros of social media as it relates to our industry and then I’ll follow it up with a post on some of the cons. What is Social Media? Wikipedia has a good detailed definition of social media. The social media technology just facilitates the connection. The Growth of Social Media Technology.

Brilliant backchannel tweeting: what to do before an event

Good To Great

If you want to improve the contribution you make a conference or event backchannel , to both get value from it yourself and add value for others, your job begins before the event itself. So, first things first: why do you want to tweet from this event, and who for? If so, you may want to acknowledge this before starting to tweet at the event, for the benefit of those following the backchannel. Prepare yourself with the key Twitter details.

My all-time favorite learning event

Jay Cross

Every year for the last six, I have flown to Seattle to attend Gnomedex , far and away my favorite and most powerful learning event. This year’s Gnomedex, the tenth, is the last of the series, so I thought it appropriate to examine what has made the event so damned good. Two very important elements which should be de rigeur at any tech-oriented event: Electrical outlets are close by every seat. Concurrent events would water down the focus and energy level.

Social Learning, Social Media – Brothers in Arms

eLearning 24-7

Is it me or does it seem that most vendors in the LMS/LCMS market still believe that with some smoke and mirrors, you won’t realize that social media actually must be integrated into social learning for it to exist? Or do they just drop the word, “social media&# , and rather say, “social learning and web 2.0″? an image, friends can connect and see comments – sort of like a Twitter and the end user can tweet within the LMS&#.

5 Ways to Increase the Value of Your Customer Base | Social.

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS 5 Ways to Increase the Value of Your Customer Base by Paul on September 22, 2010 in customer service , sales A key driver of your company’s value is the aggregate value of your customer base. Thoughtful gestures such as birthday greetings, small gifts, or invitations to sports or arts events can send a strong positive signal to the customer.

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Video Marketing on Social Media: 5 Ways To Maximize Your Efficiency

TechSmith Camtasia

However between Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, iTunes and all the other growing social networking platforms, this can be a daunting task. Start with a Facebook live event. Jot down topics and times on a pad and paper while you are live streaming so you can easily find the good parts when you’re done. Similarly, Animoto reports that square videos are shared 22% more on social media. Join him on social media below and start making an impact with your online video.

Opening Pandora's box

Learning with 'e's

Those of us who frequently present at conferences also expose ourselves to live video streaming for hidden audiences worldwide. For social media savvy lecturers, lecture capture is a means for disseminating good ideas and best practice farther afield. Many social media tools also enable discussion beyond the original event. video education teaching lecture capture learning Twitter live streaming live blogging

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