Facebook for Educators

Moodle Journal

I have in past postings made both positive and not so positive remarks regarding the use of Facebook as part of course delivery. In one particular year, I certainly managed to get pretty much wholesale agreement with using the social network for both easy contact and handing out achievement comments’ and graphical badges and general course information.

The Social Network and the Risks of Informal Learning Delivery

CLO Magazine

The movie The Social Network has been in the news this week — as it’s been for the last six months or so — for racking up eight Academy Award nominations. It’s a great film, and, as we’ve seen, great fodder for an ongoing conversation on peer networking and the entire nature of the world we live in today (as well as for debate on whether or not it was fair in its depiction of its subject: Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg).

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PowerPoint 2007: Converting Presentations to Movies

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

I am frequently asked if it is possible to convert PowerPoint presentations into movies that can be shared on websites such as YouTube, Vimeo and Facebook. However, there is a workaround if you have Windows Movie Maker  on your system (most computers using Windows do have the program by default).   The following steps show how to convert a presentation into a movie.   Using PowerPoint, open the presentation you would like to convert into a movie.

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Facebook or Kanye West: Which Pop Icon Has a Future in Enterprise.

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Facebook or Kanye West: Which Pop Icon Has a Future in Enterprise Learning? by Paul on January 7, 2011 in LMS (Learning Management System) , social learning People love to learn. He mentions that he loves movies and often uses movie quotes in songs. Another subject I’ve never heard anyone say they hate is Facebook.

Facebook or Kanye West: Which Pop Icon Has a Future in Enterprise.

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Facebook or Kanye West: Which Pop Icon Has a Future in Enterprise Learning? by Paul on January 7, 2011 in LMS (Learning Management System) , social learning People love to learn. He mentions that he loves movies and often uses movie quotes in songs. Another subject I’ve never heard anyone say they hate is Facebook.

How to Create a Facebook Personality Quiz


Recently, a number of engaging quizzes have stirred up Facebook. Quizzes on popular TV shows such as Game of Thrones and Harry Potter are some of the most popular facebook quizzes that are smashing traffic records. They are generating more Facebook comment threads than any viral posts in the site’s history. Recently, I found my cousin took a personality quiz on Facebook to find out which kind of burger she was. Steps to Create a Facebook Personality Quiz.

Learning from The King's Speech | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Learning from The King’s Speech by Jolene on February 26, 2011 in Informal Learning , Instructional Design , Training Development , eLearning , social learning With the Academy Awards coming up, one of the most talked about movies this month must be The King’s Speech, which I finally saw this weekend.

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Network Theory

E-Learning Provocateur

In the game, players try to connect random movie stars to Kevin Bacon in as few steps as possible. Cate was in the movie The Shipping News with Deborah Grover, who was in Where the Truth Lies with Kevin Bacon. Small-world networks. Networks that have a small average shortest path length between nodes, along with high clustering coefficients, are known as “small world networks&#. In fact, many systems in the real world are small-world networks.

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Linkedin Learning Mini Review

eLearning 24-7

I should note, that you do not need a Linkedin account to use Linkedin Learning “ELearning Platform (their name)” But, I’d recommend it. Linkedin Learning. Back for Linkedin Learning this pesky system still has a high interest from a lot of folks. I mean it is a brand name, “Linkedin” and the content/courses come from “Lynda.com”, but if you are expecting a major rock star product, I’m sorry this is not it.

Bored to tiers

Learning with e's

A lot of the rhetoric surrounding the more popular social networking sites such as FaceBook , MySpace and Bebo seems to be related to the more negative factors such as identity theft, threats to children, breahes in privacy of personal data and copyright theft. Now FaceBook and the others have a new threat to contend with. So I guess now we all have to wait to see what the next killer social web application will be.

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Safe is as safe does

Learning with e's

There is a lot of talk at the moment about how safe personal spaces are, and about how secure our personal data is on social networking sites. As I ponder these issues, I'm mindful of the movie Forrest Gump , starring Tom Hanks as a cognivitely challenged individual who works hard to make his way through life. Same goes for posting your image up on Facebook or Flickr. What you choose to divulge on an open, public social networking site must ultimately be down to you.

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6 Ways to Add Sizzle to Your Classroom

Learning Rebels

Therefore, I present to you, the flip side of “6 Stupid Rules”: “6 Easy Ways to Add Sizzle to your Class” Ever see a movie trailer and the hype doesn’t match the movie? You can do this using a variety of very easy to use (and set-up) tools – Free tools such as Diigo , Tumblr , FaceBook, Blogger, PBWiki or Enterprise tools such as SharePoint, Jive , Yammer or SocialCast.

Technology Adoption by Instructors to Impart Learning: Factors and Utilizations


As we move rapidly into the technology age, awareness is growing that many of the developing technologies may benefit teaching and learning – including mobile devices, internet and social media. Social Networking: Most instructors use popular social networking sites, such as Facebook or LinkedIn to connect with like-minded students as well as peers.

Twitter made my head explode

Learning with e's

Facebook can give you cancer. There is no scientific evidence for this he warns, but lack of proof should not stop us from believing there are long term effects to exposure to social networking sites and other internet activity. Perhaps Facebook does give you cancer! For example, I am now worried that my mouse will give me a sexually transmitted disease, or that prolonged use of Twitter will cause my head to explode in a manner reminiscent of the movie ' Scanners '.

Elo, who’s the best?


This is Mark Zuckerberg, co-founder and CEO of Facebook. The David Fincher movie The Social Network depicts his rise to fame, from being a Harvard student to becoming the CEO of the most-used social network in the world. The Social Network.

Global digital tribe

Learning with 'e's

It is your personal network. Whether or not we realise it, if we regularly use social media, we are members of the world wide digital tribe. Post-industrial society saw the emergence of personal computers, the Web and a global communication network of mobile phones. Social media, the most social of all modern technologies, provided us with shared virtual spaces where we could ''meet''. Another thing we need to acknowledge is that a lot of learning is social.

Why Gowalla should merge with Foursquare

E-Learning Provocateur

Facebook Places. Compare that to Facebook which has over 500 million users. But more importantly, I think Gowalla and Foursquare trump Facebook in one key area: they are specialist geolocation platforms. Yes, millions of Facebook users will happily use Facebook Places while they list their favourite movies and play Farmville. However, some people aren’t on Facebook and don’t care for its broader social networking offering.

Cultural hegemony and disruption

Learning with 'e's

The current exponential adoption of social media has huge implications for the system of education, itself a key component of cultural hegemony. How does social media disrupt cultural hegemony? Social media for example has achieved a remarkable success in eroding the power of previously elite media channels. Enter Wikipedia - the online social encyclopedia to which everyone has a stake in.

One degree of connection

Learning with e's

as it turned out), there were no social networks, no internet, and a cumbersome analogue fixed line telephone system which most of the world was excluded from. Technology, and in particular, popular social networking sites such as Facebook, MySpace, Bebo and Orkut have made connections between people much easier, more immediate, and certainly a lot richer in terms of experience. But people are still separated by weak social ties.

Evolution of Training Systems in L&D

Origin Learning

Social Learning at the Workplace. The growth of gamification and social networks prompted the ‘ Social Learning at the Workplace ’ trend. Organizations began to look for a Facebook-like platform that would let their employees learn. A lot of eLearning companies were quick to customize and deploy such social learning platforms. A significant number of people are watching entertainment by streaming movies and shows on their computers and smartphones.

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Surfing the Net: Waste of Time or Personal Directed Learning.

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Surfing the Net: Waste of Time or Personal Directed Learning? by Paul on April 13, 2011 in Informal Learning , social learning Last week my girlfriend and I ate dinner at Darbar Indian Grill in Uptown Minneapolis with another couple (good food, but overpriced), and we got on the topic of surfing the net on the job. That’s right, FACEBOOK!

Share how your team is practicing #LearnInPlace


No need to worry about making it look like a professional movie — feel free to just use your smartphone or computer webcam! Post your video to social media by 15 May, making sure to tag OpenSesame and include the hashtag #LearnInPlace. Tag us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn: @OpenSesame. Facebook: Basic Privacy Settings & Tools. LinkedIn: Sharing Public Posts On and Off LinkedIn.

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Social Grid Follow-up

Tony Karrer

Last week I did a webinar with Mark Sylvester of Intronetworks - Tapping the Social Grid. The crux of the talk was: Why being able to tap into the social grid is important for concept workers. A few of the tools and methods I use to tap into the social grid. Leveraging Networks is Key Skill and the most important Knowledge Worker Skill Gap. I asked via Twitter and in the session for other tools/methods that people use for Tapping into Your Social Grid. Facebook.

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Presentations in the cloud

Clive on Learning

A video with media alongside (typically slides, but could also be Flash movies, Twitter feeds, web pages, etc.). This Facebook version includes a video, slides and a summary of the presentation. More interestingly, dpcloud's Facebook and LinkedIn versions can also incorporate all of those platforms' social media features, allowing the presentation to act as catalyst for an on-going discussion.

Instructional Storytelling: How to Use the Hero’s Journey for Training


Share on facebook. Facebook. Share on linkedin. LinkedIn. Throughout the first book (or movie, if you didn’t make it through J.R.R. Share on twitter. Twitter. Share on email. Email.

[Infographic] How Accessible Content Can Reach A Wider Audience

3Play Media

But if you can’t afford jetting off to Rome to learn Italian for a month or two, watching an Italian movie with captions is a comparable alternative. You’re casually browsing Facebook on your mobile, when you see an intriguing video. In an internal study , Facebook found 80% of their users reacted negatively to videos playing with the sound on. Through the addition of captions, Facebook noticed a 12% increase in video view time.

Latest LMS Trends – The Truth is No Longer a Stranger

eLearning 24-7

Social Learning Stagnation. No real surprise here, because when it comes to social learning in LMSs, most vendors are stuck in some time warp believing the following is still worthwhile to end users (hint: it isn’t). Blog, Wiki, RSS feed, YouTube, Facebook like page, profile, follow end user, chat room – text (are you kidding me?), Why should an end user use your social networking FB like page or Twitter like feature, when they can use the real thing.

Faith and Theology: Ten theses on Dietrich Bonhoeffer

E-learning Uncovered

When Facebook bought virtual reality company Oculus in early 2014, virtual reality blew up. While game and movie studios began reimagining the future, othersComparing the. and Canadian Health Care Systems. In discussions of health care reform, the Canadian system is often held up as a possible model for the.

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Top 100 Tools for Learning in 2014


Pinterest - Remember tacking pictures of your favorite movie stars on your childhood bedroom walls? Pinterest is the grown-up version, with recipes and crafts virtually-pinned along side the movie stars. IFTTT - Automated rules for your social networks—"If I post a blog, than share the post via Twitter and Facebook.". Use Endomondo''s social tools to keep you motivated in your fitness goals. Path is the network for you.

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How to Add Captions or Subtitles to a Video

TechSmith Camtasia

The rise of video in social media should be no surprise to anyone. We’ve all seen the bombardment of videos all over our computers and mobile devices, whether it’s on Facebook, Twitter, or YouTube. So, while we’re all aware of video’s surge, here are some hard numbers: 67 percent of users watched more videos on social networks like Facebook and Snapchat than they did a year ago. To burst into their social bubbles, these videos need to adapt to be on their level.

Momentary Value

Learning Developments

I'm already behind on my RSS feeds and can barely get to Facebook at the end of each day. The current generation is slapped in the face with this--texting during movies, while driving, while in meetings, while playing with your kids, while eating dinner, while waiting in line, while on the potty, and on and on. Social Context Is Important. Value varies depending on the context of the social network I'm using. In LinkedIn I'm thinking about my career.

Competition Finalist 4: Top 10 Startup Social Media Curation Tools for Social Learning in the Workplace


is a one-stop shop for social media and content curation publishing. When you post on your topic page, you can easily share to your social networks including Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Google+. Learnist is the latest social media curation tool for education , still in beta! Mentormob is a social media startup curation tool who make learning online free and accessible to the entire world. This post was submitted by Duma Cornel Lucian.

Lights, Camera, eLearning: What Project Managers and Hollywood Directors Have in Common

Association eLearning

I recently watched a sci-fi movie with tons of special effects. I’m always amazed at how these massive productions begin with someone’s imagination and evolve into the magnificent movies we see on screen. While watching the film, it occurred to me that there are a lot of similarities between producing a movie and producing an eLearning project. In a movie production, that person would be the director; in an eLearning project, it’s the project manager.

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Looking to the Future

Bottom-Line Performance

As people (otherwise known as learners or employees) get more used to having questions answered by facebook or twitter or whatever other social networks they are a part of, they will begin to look to those networks for answers at work. For example, the first websites I bookmarked on my smart phone when I got it were local movie theaters, so I could be at dinner and answer the question “what’s starting about the time we’ll be done eating.”.

A Gigantic Thanksgiving Thank You!

Learning Rebels

” Me: “There’s no Mom here, only Zuul” (bonus points if you catch the movie reference). Movie Marathon! After the parade, no Thanksgiving is complete without a James Bond marathon, or maybe kick it off with Christmas Vacation and watch them all, or fire up Star Wars, Star Trek, Die Hard, Iron Man (and other Marvel movies). If you have any holiday movie favorites, list them in the comment section below and I’ll add them to the list.

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