Evaluating Facebook and Twitter for e-Learning


Facebook and Twitter. It’s something that can also work for live courses in a hybrid learning scenario: Purdue University, for example, has been experimenting with an app that allows students to “backchannel” during class through Facebook and Twitter.

Learning with 'e's: Teaching with Twitter

Learning with e's

Most would agree that Twitter was one of the social networking phenomena of 2008, and has enjoyed exponential growth in popularity. Below are my 10 top uses of Twitter for education: 1. Twitter Stalking’ Follow a famous person and document their progress.

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Trending Sources

Is Multiple Activity Streams the Way Forward for Enterprise Platforms?

ID Reflections

Jive offers users the ability to customizetheir two activity streams--one stream reflects everything the user is Following on the platform and thisincludes people, places and content. Some deep diving and conversations exposed that users weremissing or feared missing out on information. As is wont to happen withactivity streams, content quickly moves below the fold and runs the risk ofgetting overlooked.

I Don’t Care What You Had For Lunch: Finding Professional Value in Twitter

Social Learning

Here at Dashe & Thomson, we made a New Year’s resolution for 2011 to dig a little deeper into social media and explore how to use it for social and informal learning, increasing website traffic, and building networks.

In defense of the stream.

Mark Oehlert

Sameer Patel, currently SVP and in charge of SAP’s Enterprise Social and Collaborative Software Products and Go to Market recently penned a blog post, "Who Spiked the Enterprise Activity Stream?" I''ll try to focus on the stream though. . I don''t think the manner in which the information coming to you is actually very new. My Inbox can be a stream - at times its been a river, or a firehose. So why do I like the activity stream better?


Twiitering = learning?

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

Sometimes people might say: ' Ok, but twitter is not learning. From a behaviourism point of view, twitter might not be very relevant as a means for learning. However, from a social-constructist view you might see a twitter network building relations.

Make it Social: How We Use Twitter as a Learning Tool

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Chances are, someone has told you how you should or should not be using Twitter recently. Did you know that Twitter chats are a fantastic way to share informal knowledge and spark conversation within your field or even inside your organization? Think about it: You spend all day every day sitting in your office, siloed off from the world of information ebbing and flowing all around you. You can also try participating in one of many Twitter chats already going on.

I Believe in the Importance of Personal Knowledge Management

Tom Spiglanin

But how do we sort through all this information, effectively filter content, judge the good from bad, and make sense of it all? We all recognize Internet search as one way we find information. I like to schedule times during my week when I can digest captured knowledge and information.

3 Reasons Why Trainers Don’t Need Social Media

Learning Rebels

This weekend there was a twitter conversation. Now, this tweet was asking specifically about the speakers being on twitter and no, you do not have to be on twitter (or any other platform) to function at your job. Join twitter (or make better use of it).

Here a Hashtag, There a Hashtag, Everywhere a Hashtag

Learning Rebels

As you may remember I wrote a post for ATD which centered on improving your toolbox , and this year we are going to expand the thoughts to include deeper information and get a little Kaizen in your day! They aren’t just for twitter anymore! Hashtags are only good for twitter.

Our eLearners are suffering from information glut. What does this mean for our eLearning designs?

Coffee and Design

I have been thinking a lot lately about the concepts of information glut, data smog, information overload, etc. Still—like Fishbone said in a song I just heard on a streaming radio station—problems arise. Talk about information glut.

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Three Practical Ideas for Using Twitter in E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

Twitter’s all the rage. I’ll have to admit, I have mixed feelings about Twitter (and much of the other social media). I like to focus on the more practical information that I can use. With all that said, Twitter is a useful tool. And Twitter is great for that.

Revisiting My Learning Journey on Social Media

ID Reflections

Six years have passed since I joined Twitter in 2008, when twitter was in its infancy, and I was clueless about its use. I stumbled across twitter quite by accident or should I say serendipity. PLN social media Twitter

Technology won't replace teachers, but.

Learning with e's

The Librarian's Information Literacies Annual Conference was well attended, and just as lively in its dialogue throughout the three days it ran. LLT2013 Technology #LILAC13 education mobile learning learning Gamification Bellshill Academy library and information BYOD

See You at TechKnowledge 2012

E-learning Uncovered

TK Chats debuted at TechKnowledge last year and were a great success; they are fairly short, informal, moderated panels on some of the hot topics in our industry right now. This year, I’m thrilled to be moderating the Gamification chat with panelists Karl Kapp , Koreen Olbrish , Rick Raymer , and Kris Rockwell , as well as the Experience Design and Activity Streams chat with panelists Aaron Silvers , Koreen Olbrish , and Reuben Tozman.

My professional use of social media and communication tools

Challenge to Learn

Flipboard is a mobile app that creates a magazine like interface on several streams. These streams can be fed by other tools like Twitter, Linkedin and Google reader and I love it. Zite will show you information based on keywords you give in.

How to Replace Top-Down Training with Collaborative Learning (3)

Jay Cross

In its place enters social and informal learning hubs like on-demand content, live online discussions, wikis and forums, and searchable content archives. Salesforce.com’s Chatter began its life as in-house Twitter. Choosing and subscribing to streams of information I’m interested in.

Seven 2017 Learning Trends: Novel or Norm?

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Interactive video laser disks were quickly replaced first by VHS and Beta videotape and now by videos that can be shot and edited via a smartphone and streamed via the web. At the start of a new year – or the end of an old one – we love to read about trends.

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Twitter and Webinars

Tony Karrer

Many of the participants are Twitter users who are becoming used to chatting via twitter. have a chat stream happening and there's one going on via twitter. Presentation Mastery: Twitter as a Presentation Resource There are lots of good suggestions in these, but they don't really address the issue of how to present when the audience may be splitting their chat between the webinar tool and twitter. Twitter Chat Annoying?

Teach less, learn more

Learning with e's

Perhaps it was the presence this year of a Teachmeet, where teachers and trainee teachers were invited at random to talk for just a few minutes about their recent classroom experiences - sharing best practice with each other in an informal, fun and entertaining atmosphere.

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My Twitter Weekly Links Digest for 2011-07-10

Jane Hart

RT @ alc47 : “I&# is for informal – but so many more meanings in our learning communities and communities of practice [link] #. How to use Twitter for social learning [link] # schoolnetsa11 #. RT @ LnDDave : NEW BLOG POST – What Exactly is a Twitter Chat? 28 creative ways teachers are using Twitter [link] # schoolnetsa11 #. Fast Company calls # shortmail “Twitter for Email!&# #. Twitter Week starts tomorrow on Share&Learn.

This Isn’t Your Father’s eLearning…

eLearning Brothers

He streams the New York Opera over the web. What remains is an appreciation for informal learning in which students are empowered to bring their knowledge and skills to the process—often using technology to do so. You can contact her via LinkedIn or Twitter.

#BIN2012 edition of #TalkTech: Mars Curiosity and Twitter, Gamers as Citizen Scientists and Learnist

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#TalkTech is the “flipped” approach to Twitter chats. Learn more about participating in a Twitter chat here. Have a look at this week’s topics… Topic 1: Mars Curiosity is Better at Twitter Than You Are. Check out the Twitter feed of the Mars Curiosity Rover.

#BIN2012 edition of #TalkTech: Mars Curiosity and Twitter, Gamers as Citizen Scientists and Learnist

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#TalkTech is the “flipped” approach to Twitter chats. Learn more about participating in a Twitter chat here. Have a look at this week’s topics… Topic 1: Mars Curiosity is Better at Twitter Than You Are. Check out the Twitter feed of the Mars Curiosity Rover.

The Spymaster Game on Twitter

Upside Learning

If you’re on Twitter and have missed Spymaster - where in the world have you been? You’re into it, or just plain confused about what the objective of the game is; either way, there’s no way you can ignore it’s huge presence on Twitter.

The Spymaster Game on Twitter

Upside Learning

If you’re on Twitter and have missed Spymaster - where in the world have you been? You’re into it, or just plain confused about what the objective of the game is; either way, there’s no way you can ignore it’s huge presence on Twitter.

Our Take on Google+

E-learning Uncovered

If I were to start over, I could see using Google+ over Facebook or Twitter. JU: I think it’s the best of Twitter plus the best of Facebook. It lets you establish casual connections with no expectation that a follow means someone will follow you back (which is one of the strengths of Twitter). But with circles, I can share that information with family and friends, while I share work (and limited personal information) with my professional circles or the public.

Conversation + Twitter

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

This morning, Mark Sylvester and I conversed online about informal learning. Here’s the Tweet stream. The classic informal learning story from Xerox is the utter failure of their fancy-dancy national learning center.

Weapon of mass detraction

Learning with e's

No, not Twitter. I'm talking about the use of Twitter as a weapon of mass detraction - as a means of heckling keynote speakers at conferences. Such heckling using Twitter is now a new word in our lexicon: Tweckle (twek'ul) vt. It's the same with Twitter.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: All The Worlds A-Twitter

Learning Visions

Friday, October 03, 2008 All The Worlds A-Twitter Ive succumbed to Twitter. oh, yeah, I decided to "follow them" and they got an email from Twitter). Sue Waters sent me off to a great post shed written on getting started with Twitter. Like Tracy Hamilton , Im enjoying the endless thought streams. Im having fun hearing the stream of peoples activities and thoughts ("ambient intimacy"), but is that all there is to it? Do you Twitter?

Filtering: A Challenge and Responsibility for Learning Professionals

The Learning Circuits

In last week ’ s Learning Circuits, I explored how I use Twitter as a professional development tool , and explained how doing so has helped me build a personal learning network. The common metaphor for new Twitter users is that it ’ s like 'trying to take a drink from a fire hose'.


SCORM and xAPI LMS in a Learning Culture

The Peformance Improvement

xAPI appears to be a huge leap forward in tracking the whole gamut of learning experiences from formal training programs to informal, social, and mobile activities. Experiences, whether formal, informal, social, or mobile, do not result in learning unless these other elements are present.

When To – Bring Your Own Device (Office Edition)

WalkMe Training Station

Some companies take the extra step of blocking social networking sites, music streaming apps, and even popular blogs to keep their staff on track. Whether you already have a Bring Your Own Device system in place, your employees are going to want to use their own devices for work purposes.

On the MOOC Horizon: Tin Can API

Your Training Edge

In particular, MOOCs have three main advantages over traditional instructor-led training: They allow training departments to easily unbundle content so that employees have access to the information they need when they need it.


A Brief Historical Look at Corporate Training


I posted the following question on twitter, “What stands out for you the most when thinking about the learning industry in the ‘90s?” And so, the idea of training departments supporting Informal Learning was born.

What Makes Social Learning so Interesting?


Instead of sitting around a campfire and playing “6 degrees from Kevin Bacon”, I could proactively comment on one of his Twitter posts and get a reaction directly from the star himself. ​. What Makes Social Learning so Interesting?

Interesting Information via eLearning Learning

Tony Karrer

Again, I'll be curious to see if people find patterns in this information. Mel Aclaro - Business Casual Mel has a lot of interesting topics, but clearly a lot around social topics ( Social Media , Social Networks , LinkedIn , Twitter , RSS , Social Network , Facebook ), but keep him in mind for Streaming , Privacy , and Internationalization. David Fair - Learning Journeys Talk to him about graphics ( PNG , JPG ) and staying organized ( Tagging , Information Overload ).