Social Learning: An explanation using Twitter

Jane Hart

In preparation for a short, Twitter event (#t4sl) I am involved in this afternoon, I’ve updated my (2010) presentation: Social Learning: An explanation using Twitter. View the story "Twitter for Social Learning" on Storify]. Social learning Here’s a Storify of our live chat.

The Twitter Chat Conundrum (Part One)

Learning Rebels

My name is Shannon and I used to be a twitter chat addict. Seriously, it was nothing to participate on some level in no less than three twitter chats a week. However, there is something happening with the state of twitter chats that is making me less engaged than in years past, and has put me in a bit of a conundrum. In this two-part post, I am going to tackle the biggest issues I feel are affecting twitter chats today. Twitter chats used to make me think.

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The Twitter Chat Conundrum (Part Two)

Learning Rebels

Last week our conversation centered around the twitter chat. How twitter chats, in general, may be improved and I have to say the response was great. If CSI can do it, surely we can make it happen in twitter chats? ” Which will be the first “Learning” chats to create a cross over event and connect their participants? A modern day intellectual salon is how I always viewed twitter chats. As Kim says here : “I enjoy my Twitter chats.

Social Media vs. Social Learning

Integrated Learnings

We also use tools such as Twitter, LinkedIn and other social media. In a lot of cases, we are using internal corporate social media tools to collaborate. This has included reading some books, attending some webinars, and talking with other learning professionals about how they are making social media work in a learning environment. For the sake of this post, I want to focus on an end goal of collaboration among learners experiencing a learning event together.

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.

My Twitter Weekly Links Digest for 2011-09-11

Jane Hart

Don’t forget to hear The Truth About Social Learning [link] with @ janebozarth #. Learning the game of social media – FT.com – [link] #. Social Learning for a Social Workplace [link] #. Here’s my first curated piece for Training Zone’s Social Learning month: Social learning: resources part 1 [link] #. If you don’t have a TrainingZone account, you can read my 1st curated piece on social learning articles here [link] #.

2 Stupidly Simple Ways to Use Twitter For Training

LearnDash

We hear it all the time in our industry: social media is the next big thing for collaborative learning. As of today, I have yet to see one mainstream social media tool, or any tool for that matter , provide a really viable option for social learning. I think in theory we all know that social media lends itself well to learning, but as of now it isn’t adopted mainstream (and I don’t see that changing anytime soon). There are certainly more ways to use twitter.

Working with Your Audience’s Learning Styles Part 3: Post Event Digital Strategy

Brella

But If your post-event strategy doesn’t invite attendees to the next level in their development you’ve done it all for naught. Develop a robust digital strategy to extend the impact of your event. Social Learning Through Social Media. After a successful event, you may be tempted to flood your timeline with photos. Twitter: choose a hashtag and host a Twitter chat where professionals can tune-in the same time each week to discuss topics related to your industry.

Twitter can Support and Enhance the Impact of Instructor-led Learning: 3 Popular Ways

G-Cube

It is evident that web-based tools, such as Wikis, Blogs, Podcasts, Videocasts and Media sharing sites and social messaging sites like Twitter, can create collaborative knowledge with the concerted efforts of all learners. Twitter is a micro-blogging platform for sharing different types of media files along with short and concise text, which can contribute to interaction in the classroom and improve the quality of knowledge imparted.

Join us! Snagit contest on Twitter: #TuesdayswithSnagit

TechSmith Camtasia

Check the Twitter widget below…. TuesdayswithSnagit combines weekly themes, quick thinking, deadlines, and color commentary into a social contest on Twitter. Second, they use Snagit to add color commentary and annotations before uploading their picture to Twitter, sharing it with everyone. To get up and running, you will need a Twitter account and a copy of Snagit. On Tuesday, share it on Twitter by 6pm ET using the same #TuesdayswithSnagit hashtag.

Why I don't like Twitter

Learning Rocks

I like Twitter very much. However, I am becoming increasingly sceptical about its use as a social learning tool in any organised sense and in particular, there are some characteristics of how it is being used that frankly I'm not altogether comfortable with. Backchannel I follow a lot of people from different arenas, but the only ones who consistently use Twitter to amplify what they are hearing in a conference are those in the learning technology industry.

Twitter Learning

Tony Karrer

Saw a tweet this morning from @willrich45 ( Will Richardson ): Reading: " Why Most Twitter Users Give Up " Interesting how edTwitterers use it for learning, unlike most, it seems. This is a big meme right now based on a Nielsen study that resulted in the blog post: Twitter Quitters Post Roadblock to Long-Term Growth. I enrolled about a year ago ( Twitter Status ) and I've personally struggled a bit with the purpose, value, etc.

How We Use Social Media for Informal Learning

Bottom-Line Performance

Vendors talk about social learning like its something revolutionary, but I’m here to tell you its not. Social media tools are just another platform we use to learn from each-other and find information serendipitously. We’ve found our own niche in the social media solar system… and it takes our team 30ish minutes a week to fully participate. It’s a 30 minute chat we hold once a week on Twitter. Social Media Chats Jumpstart the Conversation.

7 lessons how to use social media in an event with social media beginners

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

Last year we've experimented with various social media to improve a sharing event for about 100 participants (for more details see my older blogpost ). This is not too difficult when all your participants are social media adepts, you announce your hashtags and off they go. However, in this case the majority wasn't actively using social media. So how can you still use social media? The evaluation was quite positive about the effect of using social media.

Best Ways to Use Social Networks in eLearning

JoomlaLMS

Social media is playing an ever-increasingly important role in all of our lives. Each day, hundreds of thousands of us use Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and a whole host of other social networks. We use them to stay in touch with friends and colleagues, organize events, catch up with the news, follow our favourite brands and discover new things.

Captivate Twitter Widget- download it now on Captivate Exchange!

Adobe Captivate

The Captivate twitter widget is now live on Captivate exchange ! This widget provides a great opportunity for Captivate users to foray into collaborative learning and social learning. You can see a quick demo of the twitter widget in a previous post here: [link]. The demo shows how an eLearning course has been integrated with Twitter to enable collaborative learning. It has since been modified to meet the Twitter authentication and security requirements.

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.

How will social media change the #WorldCup?

Coffee and Design

While I am not a fan of soccer or sports in general I am interested to see the effects of social media on such a major social event. Twitter has been planning ahead to avoid another crash like what happened with the 2014 Oscars. They are also allowing users to choose your sides for the event by picking a team to unlock custom profile images, header photos, real-time scores and highlights (see Twitter & WorldCup ). Why shouldn’t it be a social event?

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!

Travel, tracking and Twitter

Learning with 'e's

Within the hour, KLM were on Twitter, responding to my tweet. Twitter is quite a powerful communication tool, but don't just take it from me. An article on the BBC News site also shows why it pays to complain on Twitter. The argument the article makes is that companies a very aware of the power of social media to spread content virally. Twitter is seen by many as a valid indicator of public emotional and political temperature.

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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. If an organization is on social media, and increasingly they should be, it needs to be interactive. You need information: photos, events. social strategy

What Makes Social Learning so Interesting?

Gyrus

​. What Makes Social Learning so Interesting? A Comprehensive Examination of Social Media in Our Learning Programs. Social learning, relied solely on what one could obtain in a classroom setting, working with direct peers, or what could be conveyed back in forth on a phone. Thanks in large part to the advent of social media, we as humans are accessible from anywhere in the world. The purpose of effective social learning is to close this gap.

Twitter Tips for Your Business

OpenSesame

Use a social media management tool. If you’re just beginning with Twitter, it can be daunting trying to keep up with the 24/7 activity. But you don’t have to sit in front of your computer all day – you can use a social media dashboard application. These apps help you organize, schedule, and analyze your Twitter. There are countless sites out there to help you manage Twitter, but we’ll tell you about three of the most popular and useful. .

Twitter Digest for 2011-05-17

Jane Hart

The True Nature of a Social Intranet [link] via @ cmswire <from B2E broadcasting to E2E communications #. 30 ways to use social media to work and learn smarter – free online at Share&Learn [link] #. link] — 6 Steps to Finding The Twitter Chat That's Right For You | BlogHer #. Infographic: College Students – Is Twitter Hurting Your Grades? The key to social learning is sharing! The Demographics of Social Media [link] via @ adage #.

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?

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. Twitter became a big deal.

Research Shows Companies Should Encourage Social Learning

TOPYX LMS

For example, informal learning happens effortlessly when people: Read a statistic or story on Facebook or another social media network. Peruse someone’s profile on a social media site. Become knitted into a company’s culture by attending work-related social events. Humans used to learn primarily informally, or socially. Social learning is as powerful as it is undervalued and underestimated. Why have they not boosted their social learning campaigns?

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.

How to MOOC: Social Media in the Corporate Classroom, Part 2

Your Training Edge

So you are ready to design your own massive open online course (MOOC) and you want to incorporate social media. Since then, social learning tools have exploded onto the market. At a minimum, most MOOCs today use discussion boards, blogs, and microblogs, and many have some kind of dedicated social network. One difference that affects the use of social media is the potential audience and the type of content. Facebook, aka social networking.

Boiling the backchannel

E-Learning Provocateur

Another aspect of conferences that I enjoy is the real-time chat on Twitter – aka the “backchannel” When I’m not at the conference, the backchannel clues me in to the key learnings; when I am at the conference, I can peruse the observations of my fellow audience members and share my own. Tweeters like quoting the presenter, but they’re less likely to do so if he or she isn’t on Twitter. I enjoy attending conferences.

Why You Should be Using Twitter as a Learning Tool

OpenSesame

Luckily social media has made it easier than ever for us to communicate and teach each other with ease. Twitter is starting to be utilized in classrooms and virtual-learning situations to supplement and encourage a shared learning experience. Twitter is a 140-character microblogging site. It represents social media culture and the increased integration of real life into social media. But Twitter isn’t just a casual experience shared among friends.

Business Social Media Benefits

Clark Quinn

For the latter, I was asked to address the question: “what businesses can learn from allowing employees to access social networking sites, and how allowing social networking can benefit businesses?&# If you block social media at work, they’ll take the ‘social media cigarette break’ and step outside with their phones (you can’t stop the signal), because they need their network to answer questions, share ideas, and more.

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!&#.

Social Media for Professional Development: Workshop and Webinar

Jane Hart

In this online workshop at the Social Learning Centre, we will be looking at how to use a number of different social media tools for your own professional development purposes. For the Workshop Agenda and how to sign up, visit Social Media for Professional Development Workshop. Twitter backchannel. We will use #slcwebinar to create the backchannel at the event. Social learning Social networking workshopsWorkshop runs 1 – 31 October 2012.

Top 9 Competencies of an Informal/Social Learning Designer

Learnnovators

Informal/Social learning is one such major revolution (other than mobile learning and gamified learning) that demands a shift in the mere thinking of ‘learning’. Course design (formal learning blended with the right mix of informal and social learning). In this article, we’ll take a quick look at the essential competencies that a learning designer is required to possess for designing effective informal/social learning solutions for today’s workplaces.

Twitter for Trainers: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced Ideas

Mindflash

Take the ‘Twitter for Training’ episode of sudsy medical drama Grey’s Anatomy from last year for example. Training blogger Jane Bozarth summarized the action at the time: “The new episode of Grey’s Anatomy … included a whole storyline about using Twitter as a training tool. Everybody won — including Twitter.” Twitter has more than arrived as a training tool, so are you using the micoblogging platform to its full advantage?