Evaluating Facebook and Twitter for e-Learning

eFront

Facebook and Twitter. The two biggest social sites on the web at the moment (there’s also Google+, but that’s for the most part a wasteland analysts say). All in all, the situation regarding Facebook and learning looks most like a wasted opportunity.

Using Facebook for ELearning

LearnDash

Today we have a large variety of tools available to us for social learning, the most notable being front-runners Facebook and Twitter. What’s more, most people know how to use Facebook, so they don’t have to learn yet another platform before learning can take place.

Trending Sources

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.

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. The Ultimate Facebook Guide for eLearning Professionals.

Free Stock Photos Sites for e-Learning

eFront

News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 10/24/2010 Free Stock Photos Sites for e-Learning As an e-Learning developer I had to invest a lot of time to find images for my e-Learning projects.

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This Week on #TalkTech: Microsoft’s Nightmare, Training at Facebook and Google Shortens Attention Spans

Bottom-Line Performance

Topic 1: How might real life training exercises like Facebook’s “hackathon” be applied to other industries? October was CyberSecurity awareness week, and Facebook was not pulling any punches. Mashable: Facebook Hacks Its Employees to Teach Lessons on Cyber Attacks.

Jing Goes to Facebook!

Visual Lounge

There's been an update for all free and Pro Jing users - you can now post your Jing screen captures and screencasts right to your Facebook wall! What other sites would you like to share your Jing captures on? Calling all Jing users!

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Facebook to Train Employees on Political Bias

CLO Magazine

Several former Facebook news curators this spring told Gizmodo they regularly downplayed conservative news stories on the platform’s trending news section despite the fact that such articles were trending on their own among the site’s more than 100 billion users.

Sell Courses Using Facebook Ads

LearnDash

Be it in a blog, writing on other sites, videos, or a podcast. However, Facebook has now emerged as the “go-to” advertising platform. Problem is, Facebook advertising can be intimidating. Wondering where to learn about Facebook advertising?

Part 2: Using Facebook as a learning platform (videos)

eFront

For those who missed last week’s post “ Part 1: Using Facebook as a learning platform ” we shared some important links for instructors interested in using Facebook with students. eLearning Learning Social Media Facebook

eFront Sites for Inspiration

eFront

Several eLearning professionals that use eFront asked me to create an eFront list with sites for inspiration. link] Turkish educational site. link] egitim Chinese learn English site.

Thumbs up: Integrating eFrontPro with Facebook

eFront

In this post we’ll have a look at yet another authentication option — integrating eFrontPro with Facebook, so that you can have your users log in through their Facebook accounts. Facebook you say? Getting your Facebook on.

New Feature! Login Using Social Media Sites

DigitalChalk eLearning

With this new feature, you can allow students to login by simply connecting Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Google+ to your organization. We’ve created a great walk-through for you on our developer’s site (don’t let that scare you, you don’t need to be a developer to do this).

How To Dethrone Google, and Who Will Likely Do It (Hint: Not Facebook)

Coffee and Design

Originally posted by Derek Brown on LinkedIn How To Dethrone Google, and Who Will Likely Do It (Hint: Not Facebook). Check out this site regarding the Wolfram language or view it in action. but Twitter has much more staying power than Facebook.

PowerPoint: Sites for Slide Sharing (Say that 5 Times Fast)

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

When you can't be there in person, but you want to send along a PowerPoint deck in your place, there are a few reasons why you might want to use a slide-sharing site. Whatever the case, a slide-sharing site can give you the peace of mind of not having to worry about technical snafus while giving you a platform to attract potential viewers. Today I'm going to explore five slide-sharing site options. authorSTREAM is a pretty standard choice among slide-sharing sites.

New Feature! Log In Using Social Media Sites

DigitalChalk eLearning

With this new feature, you can allow students to login by simply connecting Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Google+ to your organization. We’ve created a great walk-through for you on our developer’s site (don’t let that scare you, you don’t need to be a developer to do this).

How to Embed Your Instagram Video on Your Site

KZO Innovations

Facebook recently rolled out video on Instagram , leaving both Instagram enthusiasts and Vine users to explore the latest in video sharing. When the social networking giant announced it, too, would offer its users video functionality, consumers and brands gained an additional option to leverage their brand messaging. . Right now, Instagram video is the hottest way for brands to leverage content. However, it’s lacking in one key area: the ability to embed the short videos elsewhere.

What I am hearing and seeing in E-Learning

eLearning 24-7

Web site stinks = product stinks. What has always amazed me are number of e-learning vendor web sites whose design looks like it came from 1995 when Netscape ruled the land. I mean look at any other industry, any industry and check out their vendors’ web sites. I’d love to identify the top twenty worst LMS vendor web sites out there – but there are way too many to pick. The site stinks – the product stinks.

Paper Cuts

Learnnovators

This may have something to do with the age of my S4, but I recently read that Facebook is getting serious about resolution. I tried to upload my photo sphere to SphereShare (not a Google site) but it doesn’t play nice with IE11.

Working Out Loud: Using the Tools We Already Have

Learnnovators

Facebook invites its users to “ Update Status “, “ Add a Photo/Video ” or “ Create an Album “ Any or all of these features can be used to share what you are doing, seek other’s help or just be a good community member and share one’s learning.

6 Ways to Add Sizzle to Your Classroom

Learning Rebels

Have them send the pictures to you to be uploaded to your group site (see the next section) as part of a class photo album , or just let the participants do whatever they wish with the photos afterward.

#40years of educational technology: Social media

Learning with e's

By 2006 several social networking sites were enjoying surges in popularity, including MySpace, Bebo and of course, Facebook. 40years blogging education FaceBook folksonomies learning social media tagging Technology Twitter

Meet Learner 2.0

Learning with e's

They are younger than the Internet and mobile phones, and they don't recall a time when there was no Google or Facebook. A recent post on the Edutopia site contained the following passage: When a student asked how something was done, we'd play dumb and say, "I don't know.

Facebook Fatigue?

Kapp Notes

An article, Teens Experiencing Facebook Fatigue , provided some interesting findings about the social networking site, Facebook. These same teens are, however, showing signs of “Facebook Fatigue.” Nearly one in five (19%) who have an account no longer visit Facebook or are using it less.

It’s Facebook Week on Share&Learn

Jane Hart

It’s Facebook Week on Share&Learn 15-19 August. Each weekday there will be a discussion on a different aspect of using Facebook for learning. Mon 15 Aug – Using Facebook for personal learning/professional development. Tue 16 Aug – Facebook groups and learning.

Ecommerce: One Size Does Not Fit All

The Peformance Improvement

It’s as if companies forget everything they know about customer service when they build a Web site. This seems to describe much of what goes on in Web site development today. Web site developers could learn much from Zingerman’s approach to the customer experience.

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The Death of the Traditional Web: Implications for Self-Directed Learning

Social Learning

Within that shrinking slice of online time, Facebook is increasingly the portal for everything. While the “document Web” (as author Ben Elowitz terms the old-style Web) shrank by 9 percent overall, Facebook consumption increased by 69 percent, essentially stealing time from everything else.

The fame monster

Learning with e's

Klout, Peerindex and other social reputation measuring sites are constantly bombarding web users with statistics about their 'true reach', 'amplification' and 'influence'. Peerindex Charlie Sheen education Snoop Dogg Twitter Klout FaceBook online reputation Lady Gaga

In What order do you favor the BIG 4 Social Networks, Twitter, Google+, Facebook and LinkedIn? Chime in

mLearning Revolution

Twitter = 1; Google+ = 2; Facebook = 3 and LinkeIn = 4. Today I’m having a little fun asking my friends on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Google+ to share in what order they favor the big four Social Networking sites out there. As you can see by my tweet at the top of this post, for me it’s Twitter first, Google+ second, Facebook third and LinkedIn last. Social Media , Twitter , Google+ , Facebook , LinkedIn.

Top eLearning Sites?

Tony Karrer

I was asked what the biggest traffic sites are in eLearning that were not vendor specific sites. My quick answer was that Jane Hart’s site , eLearning Learning and The eLearning Guild would be among the top. What sites did I miss here?

Social Business by the Numbers

Marcia Conner

There are more people on Facebook (901M) than in Europe, Russia & Middle East combined (780M). 14% cite responding to findings from social media, such as quickly resolving an issue raised via one of the social sites. Only 1% of Facebook Fans Engage With Brands.

Thumbs up: Integrating eFrontPro with Facebook

eFront

In this post we’ll have a look at yet another authentication option — integrating eFrontPro with Facebook, so that you can have your users log in through their Facebook accounts. Facebook you say? Getting your Facebook on.

Twitter and the death of distance

Learning with e's

Social media sites such as Twitter span huge distances to connect people around the world. My own father, now 84 years old, started a Facebook account so he could keep in touch with distant relatives in such places as New Zealand and Australia.

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. These are nicely captured by this article as Tony Karrer pulls together a number of recent resources on the site to throw out some ideas. All of that said, Facebook is surprising me in terms of how well it works as a platform. Luis Suarez - How to Boost Your Social Capital with Facebook mentions MyBlogLog.