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

Your Training Edge

The main purpose of microblogging in MOOCs is to provide opportunities for synchronous interaction, such as a once-a-week live conversation. Facebook, aka social networking. Facebook is the prime place for people to connect, and studies have shown that college students (i.e., those entering the workforce) prefer using Facebook to discussion forums hosted within an LMS. Many MOOCs have Facebook pages set up either by the instructors or by groups of ambitious students.

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

Your Training Edge

The main purpose of microblogging in MOOCs is to provide opportunities for synchronous interaction, such as a once-a-week live conversation. Facebook, aka social networking. Facebook is the prime place for people to connect, and studies have shown that college students (i.e., those entering the workforce) prefer using Facebook to discussion forums hosted within an LMS. Many MOOCs have Facebook pages set up either by the instructors or by groups of ambitious students.

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

Your Training Edge

The main purpose of microblogging in MOOCs is to provide opportunities for synchronous interaction, such as a once-a-week live conversation. Facebook, aka social networking. Facebook is the prime place for people to connect, and studies have shown that college students (i.e., those entering the workforce) prefer using Facebook to discussion forums hosted within an LMS. Many MOOCs have Facebook pages set up either by the instructors or by groups of ambitious students.

The Return of the (Digital) Native | Social Learning Blog

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The problem, though, is that many primary schools are still geared to teach in ways that would be more or less recognizable to students from thirty years ago. Textbooks, blackboards, and overhead projectors remain the tools of choice for many teachers, at a time when their students are geared to learn from iPads, PowerPoint, and instant messaging. The result is a lost message, and a lost opportunity.

The grades are in for Education focused LMSs

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Combination of synchronous and asynchronous features. Most systems in the education space are still strongly focused on synchronous based learning. Name me another system that includes the New York Times archieve with over 160 years of articles, continuum based assessments in the areas of writing, creativity, problem solving, global competency and analyzing. Built in video chat and notifications that can be sent not only by SMS but also through Facebook just add real value.