TCC09: Evaluating Social Networking Tools for Distance Learning

Experiencing eLearning

Summary: “Debates rage about the appropriateness of using social networking in teaching, with arguments ranging from waste of time and distraction from academic goals to needed to reach net generation student. This paper explores the range of current social networking choices and argues that like any tool, it should carefully evaluated in terms of affordances and course goals. An example of using a social networking tool, Ning, in an online class is reported.&#.

Facebook: why data privacy matters

Interactive Services

In the midst of posting your name, pictures, and background on social media sites, did you ever consider who your information reaches, beyond your family and friends? Just last week I posted a picture on my Facebook account. Since this is the type of content I am regularly posting on Facebook, it’s silly to think that if I was hacked, a hacker could have anything to gain from a picture of a young boy and his dog. The options for data privacy are growing along with our data.

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Facebook Fatigue?

Kapp Notes

An article, Teens Experiencing Facebook Fatigue , provided some interesting findings about the social networking site, Facebook. According to the article: A survey of 600 teens ages 13 to 17 in late April found that teens spend two hours per day online on average, 80% of which is spent using a social network. These same teens are, however, showing signs of “Facebook Fatigue.”

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. Networks are the glue that connects us.

Facebook Platform

Tony Karrer

Stephen Downes picked up my post on Facebook As a Learning Platform. He commented: To be clear, I do not think that Facebook itself is really a learning environment. Its privacy policies are questionable and it is giving out user information to applications willy-nilly. Something like the social network operating system , maybe. All of that said, Facebook is surprising me in terms of how well it works as a platform. and Multiple Social Networks.

The drama of Facebook

Learning with 'e's

The world''s largest and most successful social network, Facebook - celebrated its tenth anniversary in February 2014. Facebook is a social phenomenon that cannot be ignored. One social anthropologist in particular might have had a great deal to say about the Facebook effect. Erving Goffman is well known for work on psychiatric asylums, social rituals and stigma. For many, the drama of Facebook is very real.

The Ultimate Facebook Guide for eLearning Professionals: 16 Golden Tips to Follow

Trivantis

Facebook may be perceived as a distraction for online learning audiences. In this article, I’ll share a Facebook guide for eLearning professionals explaining why Facebook is such a powerful eLearning tool. You can also find 6 invaluable tips on how to use Facebook for eLearning, as well as 10 additional tips on how to run successful Facebook groups. The Ultimate Facebook Guide for eLearning Professionals. Why Facebook Is Such a Powerful eLearning Tool.

Long road to ruin

Technology Enhanced Learning Blog

Well, over the 2018 festive break I’ve read more than a few reflective pieces from those in my extended network about the direction and increasingly intrusive nature of technology in our lives, and this song title leapt to mind. I’ve borrowed the title for this post from Messers Grohl, Mendel, Smear, Hawkins and Shiflett … more commonly known as Foo Fighters.

Recommended Reading Summary: A Chapter of “Emerging Technologies for the Classroom”

Adobe Captivate

Chapter 9: “ Like, Comment, Share: Collaboration and Civic Engagement Within Social Network Sites ,” by Greenhow and Lee, in Emerging Technologies for the Classroom: A Learning Sciences Perspective. Social media and social networking sites allow individuals and groups to collaborate and learn together. Social media has a different impact on the learning experience, compared to technology that is often utilized in the learning environment.

Are Facebook friends real friends?

Clive on Learning

The discussion centred on social networking: "The explosion of social networking sites in recent years has prompted some serious reflection on the state of modern friendship. Facebook users in the UK, a 300% increase on the year. Of the 16 hours that regular internet users spend online a week, 11 hours are spent social networking (hardly seems credible - maybe I misheard!). The average Facebook user has 150 friends (suddenly I feel unloved).

It's YOUR Privacy: Own It

bozarthzone

FACEBOOK privacy issues. It's no secret that I like Facebook; I wrote 1/5 of a book about it. He is forcing new interactions, new ways of engaging, and along the way redefining the concept of "privacy". He does give users privacy controls, but they are granular and prone to rapid and frequent change, and you'd best keep up. Mark Zuckerberg is changing the world and the way we move in it, even if we're not even on Facebook. Disable Facebook Places.

Creating Secret Facebook Groups to Create Class Discussion

DigitalChalk eLearning

When looking to find an effective method to create discussion for your class, training, or just group discussion, creating a Facebook group is a great way to do this. When you create a secret group this hides the group and all its content from anyone else on Facebook. Here are the steps you need to take to create your private Facebook group. Login to your Facebook account. Click the “Create Group” option in the left sidebar on your Facebook homepage.

Beyond Expensive Lawyer Fees and Cheesy Privacy Policy and Terms and Conditions Generators with Donata and Hans from Termageddon

LifterLMS

How you can go beyond expensive lawyer fees and cheesy privacy policy and terms and conditions generators with Donata and Hans from Termageddon. Termageddon is a generator for privacy policies, terms of service, disclaimers, and end-user license agreements for websites and apps that allows you to be compliant with the latest laws in your area. The terms and privacy policy will also update automatically when new laws that affect your setup are put into place.

Learning and teaching with Twitter

Learning with e's

What do we do about maintenance of confidentiality, privacy and the need to protect kids from internet predators? It relates to the need to persist with the tool so that you give it enough time to build up a critical mass of followers and followed, ensuring that your personal learning network (PLN) becomes effective. Tags: Teaching with Twitter social networking microblogging education learning FaceBook

Invasion of the privacy snatchers

Learning with e's

There is a lot of press coverage at the moment about invasion of privacy, and much discussion on how it can be protected (privacy, not the invasion of it). We have been told about how Facebook and other social networking tools 'own and use' our personal data. They stopped the car, challenged the driver, gave him a lecture about their privacy, and politely persuaded him to leave the same way he had come. The invasion of the privacy snatchers has started.

Managing the Risks of Social Media in the Workplace

Interactive Services

Social media is a powerful tool that can have a profound impact on how people see your business. In the right hands, social media provides numerous opportunities to promote your company’s culture and ethics, develop customer relationships, and build a positive reputation in your industry.

Bully 4 U

Learning with e's

In a post earlier this month called ' Dangerous Liaisons ' I posed the question: What is the greatest danger for children using social networking services? Only 22% thought that paedophiles were a threat, with invasion of privacy (16%) the third highest concern. Judging by your responses, people are very concerned, some with the dangers children face when using social networks unthinkingly or without full awareness of the persistence of the medium.

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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New spaces, new pedagogies

Learning with e's

Here's the abstract for my keynote: New Spaces, New Pedagogies: Harnessing the Power of Social Media in Education A rapid emergence of social media – the so called ‘Web 2.0’ – has opened up new opportunities for participatory learning in all sectors of education. They can easily connect into and maintain contact with multiple communities of interest, gaining access to experts using social networking tools such as Myspace and Facebook.

6 Social Media Platforms, and How to Use Them for Your E-Learning

LearnDash

Convinced social media is right for your online course? Social media isn’t for every course. That said, not every social media platform works the same way, and your first step in determining if it’s right for you probably involves a closer look at the options available. Here’s a quick guide through the top six social networks, and how you can use them as part of your online course. Facebook. LinkedIn. elearning social learning

Should You Use Social Media in Your Course?

LearnDash

A look at the advantages, disadvantages, and underlying purpose of social media in the classroom. Social media is among the most prominent of these resources , and there’s a strong temptation for many online educators to find creative ways to use it in their course. However, social media isn’t for everyone—or every course. A quick break down the pro’s and con’s, shows us the following: Key advantages of social media include: User familiarity. Privacy concerns.

The Smart Worker : relies on a trusted network of friends and colleagues

Jane Hart

A recent article in the WebWorker Daily, Supporting milennials in the workplace , pointed out: “One interesting characteristic of Millenials … is that they tend to rely on their own resources and network of friends or colleagues to try and solve problems before going down the official support path.&#. For many people, social networks like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and now Google+ have become important parts of their personal and professional lives in this respect.

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Our Take on Google+

E-learning Uncovered

If I were to start over, I could see using Google+ over Facebook or Twitter. What are the main advantages you’ve seen in Google+ over other networks? JU: I think it’s the best of Twitter plus the best of Facebook. But Google+ also encourages deeper communication by having no character limit and keeping the whole conversation in one place (one strength of Facebook). They never really took off with LinkedIn. The comparison to Facebook is tougher.

Protecting Student Data in the Digital World

MagicBox

There has always been great debate regarding the privacy of data and personal information in the online sphere. Facebook allowed access to the personal information of millions of its users, without their consent. The 2018 Cambridge Analytica Scandal is a case in point. The end result was that Cambridge Analytica used the information for political [.] Read More

Back stage front stage

Learning with e's

I was discussing one of my favourite theories with the group - Erving Goffman's Drama model of social interaction. I was applying Goffman's theory to online spaces such as social networks. 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.

Show and TEL

Learning with e's

The digital identity session for example, covered not only how we represent ourselves in virtual environments, but also discussed acceptable use of personal content, protection of personal data and issues of privacy. We also talked about 'netiquette' - acceptable behaviour in online environments, and how people use Facebook and other social networking tools appropriately and innapropriately, and the implications.

Our Take on Google+

E-learning Uncovered

If I were to start over, I could see using Google+ over Facebook or Twitter. What are the main advantages you’ve seen in Google+ over other networks? JU: I think it’s the best of Twitter plus the best of Facebook. But Google+ also encourages deeper communication by having no character limit and keeping the whole conversation in one place (one strength of Facebook). They never really took off with LinkedIn. The comparison to Facebook is tougher.

Going geographical

Learning with e's

I was playing with words, but a message emerged from it - we can connect with others from all over the world using social media, and if you build it, they will come. I'm very pleased to have been invited, because although I am not a geographer, geography was always one of my favourite topics in school, and is a social science to which I have great affinity. They can organise their own resources through free and easy to use tagging and social filtering tools.

Are Consumers Aware of Their Personal Data Extracted Online?

ProProfs

A 2018 global consumer study revealed that 52% of users are more concerned about their online privacy as compared to one year ago. A significant data privacy risk arises from devices being able (and indeed designed) to communicate with each other and to transfer data autonomously to third parties. The truth about the privacy trade-offs that come with social media has now been unveiled. Surprisingly, Facebook felt this was not a breach of its service at all!

GDPR: A Year Later, Are You Taking It Seriously?

Interactive Services

51% of examined websites did not have a clearly-disclosed privacy policy. According to ImmuniWeb, the source for the study, their privacy policies were either hidden or hard-to-find, which is a clear violation of GDPR regulations and could lead to a warning or a penalty. Data Privacy Compliance Training General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Google Buzz and Social Learning: Connect the Dots

Vikas Joshi on Interactive Learning

Others feel Buzz is Google's answer to Facebook, and is particularly useful for those who care for extra online privacy. Yet others feel email-centric knowledge-workers will tiptoe into social networking through Buzz. I want to learn your ideas on how Buzz can help in social learning - if at all. Now, the deafening Google Buzz is here.

danah boyd ASTD Tech Knowledge Key Note #astdtk13

Learning Visions

Networked Learned: How Tomorrow’s Workers Will Challenge Today’s Organizations. She has been tudying teenagers for the last decade: from Friendster to Facebook to fragmented apps today of Instagram, Tumblr, etc…. In a networked world why would you only talk to people in your org? Code is now a social, communal, collaborative process. Geeks are really social in term sof engaging in certain activities. Because they are highly social networked. Kineo.

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Networked noughties 2006-2009

Learning with e's

and social networks as potentially useful educational tools. Another major player in the world of social networking was birthed the same year. In September 2006, Facebook came late to the party, but within a short time (March 2008) it overhauled Myspace as the world's favourite social networking tool. Facebook now attracts more thrid party apps than you can shake a stick at, including popular games such as Mafia Wars and FarmVille.

Help Create Resources for Keynote?

Tony Karrer

These would be organized around the following categories: Search Keep/Organize/Refind/Remind Leverage Expertise (Network) Collaborate Scan (Continuous Awareness/Learning) Learning 2.0 I'm doing a keynote presentation at ASTD TechKnowledge in January on New Work Literacies and eLearning 2.0 and another session on Learning 2.0. I would really like to be able to point attendees, blog readers, and realistically a lot of other folks to a set of resources that would help them on these topics.

Share how your team is practicing #LearnInPlace

OpenSesame

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. Don’t forget to follow OpenSesame on Twitter , Facebook , LinkedIn and Instagram , where we’ll be sharing our favorite #LearnInPlace submissions and more tips for achieving success with elearning. Facebook: Basic Privacy Settings & Tools.

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