#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. Social media lend themselves naturally to support learning through discussions, collaboration and sharing. They are vital components of the web, and social media are important for education - because learning is essentially social and personal.

The changing Web

Learning with 'e's

Social media - often referred to as Web 2.0 , or the participatory Web - is shaping up to be one of the most important tool sets available to support the promotion of change in education. Almost everyone, it seems, is using some element of social media in the planning, development, delivery, management or evaluation of teaching and learning. Debate focuses on whether the emerging social applications constitute a sea change or revolution in the Web (cf.

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Learning pathways

Learning with 'e's

The advent of social media, mobile communications and digital media facilitate large, unbounded personal learning networks that mimic the characteristics of rhizomes. There is also evidence that learning communities informally decide their own priorities, often observed in the emerging folksonomies that result when digital content is organised, shared and curated. Folksonomy heutagogy education knowledge learning school rhizome

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Parabolic learning

Learning with 'e's

We have previously explored a number of learning theories, new learning technologies, concepts around crowdsourcing, wisdom of crowds, folksonomies and user generated content, Web 2.0, The incorporation of a number of social media tools into the mix proved to be an amazing platform from which the students and I could reflect on the process of learning, and amplify our ideas to each other and the world.

More rogue.

Janet Clarey

She writes that while organizations are trying to figure out how to use social media in a formalized ( more on that later) way, the rogue employee just does it , “it&# being participating in mutually beneficial dialogue about the company with the general public. So why formalize social media (in my mind a highly informal way to learn)? Tags: Brandon Hall informal learning nonformal learning Social Media twitter

Building Your Upskilling Strategy: Data vs. People

Degreed

Institute for the Future lists 10 skills and six drivers: extreme longevity, the computational world, super-structured organizations, the rise of smart machines and systems, a new media ecology, and the globally connected world.

Learning Solutions day 3: Saved the best for the last #LS2011

Challenge to Learn

We talked about social media and how it will affect learning, we talked about how to bring learning closer to the workplace, we discussed whether or not the role of an e-Learning professional would change from a writer to somebody who moderates and gathers information and then will structure and republish it. I believe for myself that social media and web 3.0 Today was incredible, my best conference day ever (and I have been to a few conferences).

Data, People, or Something In Between: Clearing Your Path to Career Mobility

Degreed

Institute for the Future lists 10 skills and six drivers: extreme longevity, computational world, super structured organizations, the rise of smart machines and systems, new media ecology, and globally connected world.

eLearning Topics

Tony Karrer

When you look at the keywords on the left you see things like: Social Learning (356) Social Media (411) Twitter (725) Google Wave (22) Camtasia (76) Adobe Captivate (71) Social Network (460) Now, the content set in this case are highly skewed towards innovators as compared to the topic sets being used by my past analysis (training conferences). I've done a few posts in the past that take a look at the topics that are Hot Topics in Training.

Learning theories for the digital age

Learning with 'e's

Do we need them to describe and frame what is currently happening in an age where everyone is as connected as they wish to be, where social media are the new meeting places, and where mobile telephones are pervading every aspect of our lives. How can we for example describe learning activities such as blogging, social networking, crowd sourced learning, or user generated content such as Wikipedia and YouTube using older theories?

Next generation learning

Learning with 'e's

before social media) and Learning 2.0. is socially much richer and more participatory, and relies more on interaction with other learners than any previous learning approach. Social media are enabling learners everywhere to connect and work together with each other, forming convenient communities and networks of shared interest. has seen as shift toward user generated content, and the emergent property of folksonomies.

Pinterest? Not a fan.but I'm paying attention.the Re-Rise of the Visual

Mark Oehlert

I'm watching long-time visual people/expertise matchers like introNetworks provide in-depth integration with enterprise-grade social media platforms like Social Text. Remember when people thought that stuff like folksonomies and tagging and wikis and blogs and micro-blogging and activity streams and GAMES would NEVER get inside the corporate firewall? I think I have a Pinterest account. I may have pinned something at some time.

Learning and KM: Separated at birth?

Jay Cross

A social media consumer, HBS professor, MIT research scientist, and author, McAfee focuses on how emergent social software platforms are benefiting enterprises, and how smart organizations and their leaders are making effective use of them to share knowledge, inspire innovation, and enable decision making. Hear how microblogging is > being used in the enterprise and about other social media tools to connect people, enhance knowledge sharing, and enable collaboration.

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