The Twitter Chat Conundrum (Part One)

Learning Rebels

My name is Shannon and I used to be a twitter chat addict. Seriously, it was nothing to participate on some level in no less than three twitter chats a week. In this two-part post, I am going to tackle the biggest issues I feel are affecting twitter chats today.

Twitter for Learning – 55 Great Articles

Tony Karrer

In a recent conversation, I was asked what I thought about twitter as a learning tool. But I also think that there’s a lot more help now around how to make effective use of Twitter as a learning tool. is up - Adventures in Corporate Education , April 18, 2009 Facilitating a twitter chat - Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning , March 9, 2010 To get Twitter you gotta Tweet! subQuark , June 14, 2009 Twitter Collaboration Stories eLearning Technology.

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Why Twitter is so powerful

Learning with e's

Those who get Twitter and those who don't. OK, I'm joking, but Twitter does seem to divide people. Well, anyone who uses Twitter on a regular basis will tell you that the power of the tool is not so much in its content, but in its ability to connect you to other people.

Evaluating Facebook and Twitter for e-Learning

eFront

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.

Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success

Performance support is the extra bits of information or reminders that extend the training. or Twitter? After the course provides information on planning the work and an activity. Seven Simple Secrets to. Off-the-Shelf Course Success. By Megan Torrance, CEO TorranceLearning.

Twitter can Support and Enhance the Impact of Instructor-led Learning: 3 Popular Ways

G-Cube

In the modern world of technology, the internet acts not only as a means of communication and a source of information, but also as a means for creating, sharing and consuming information and knowledge.

Learning and teaching with Twitter

Learning with e's

I have presented a few workshops now on how to use Twitter as a learning and teaching tool. One of my most viewed blog posts was entitled Teaching with Twitter so there is a lot of interest in the topic - how can we harness the potential of this tool in a teaching and learning context?

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100 Twitter accounts for Philomaths (Lovers of Learning)

Jane Hart

Here are 100 Twitter feeds to follow for philomaths, the curious and those who would like to improve their general knowledge – from both institutions and individuals – some with a twist and many that will bring you a daily dose of learning! A philomath is a lover of learning.

10 Ways to Learn From Twitter

The eLearning Coach

Find out how to use Twitter for informal learning. Post from: The eLearning Coach 10 Ways to Learn From Twitter. eLearning 2.0

Top 9 Competencies of an Informal/Social Learning Designer

Learnnovators

Informal/Social learning is one such major revolution (other than mobile learning and gamified learning) that demands a shift in the mere thinking of ‘learning’. Course design (formal learning blended with the right mix of informal and social learning).

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. Many of us regularly communicate with multiple Twitter and Facebook friends and acquaintances instantaneously even though they may be in another country.

21 Brilliant Resources for Up-skilling Learning Designers (for the Informal & Social Learning Age)

Learnnovators

THE JOURNEY: We, like many out there, are of the view that, though most learning designers possess good levels of skills around the traditional training (formal learning) area, their skill levels fall short around the informal or social learning areas. This is mainly because designing informal and social learning experiences for workplaces demands a diverse and unique set of qualities.

Twitter in the classroom

eFront

It’s inevitable that any medium designed for ease of communication and networking will be applied to a learning context however many educators are still trying to come to grips with Twitter, and in particular its use in the classroom. Twitter poll.

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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Unearthing Diamonds in Twitter

Social Learning

First, I have to confess that I am not a Twitter pro. It was only about six months ago that I set up a “business” Twitter account, and I have only a few tweets and followers to my name. My monthly Twitter stats are embarrasing, at best.

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.

Twitter: it's still about the connections

Learning with e's

The current consensus is that Twitter is for oldies, and that younger people (particularly those under 30) don't tend to use it. A recent discussion on Twitter (about the use of Twitter!) Twitter is also about sharing - emotions, experiences, resources and great ideas.

Using Twitter as a Professional Development Tool

The Learning Circuits

Immediately one word came to mind: Twitter. It isn't the tool itself that has been so impact full for me; it's the world to which Twitter opened up to me. It's also a big part of why much of what we commonly define as training is nothing more than information communicated by those with expertise. Then I discovered Twitter. I find that Twitter has the audience and usage that best provides professional development support for those in our field.

The Twitter Chat Conundrum (Part Two)

Learning Rebels

Last week our conversation centered around the twitter chat. How twitter chats, in general, may be improved and I have to say the response was great. If CSI can do it, surely we can make it happen in twitter chats? However, perhaps now, the twitter chat has become the new silo.

Facebook--Good for Your Memory: Twitter--Not So Much

Kapp Notes

A study recently released by Dr. Tracy Alloway of Scotland’s University of Stirling found that using Facebook stretches a person's “working memory” (short-term or recent memory), while Twitter, YouTube and text messaging tend to weaken it. She states in the article, Facebook 'enhances intelligence' but Twitter 'diminishes it', claims psychologist The ''instant'' nature of texting, Twitter and YouTube was not healthy for working memory. ''On

Micro-Learning: Its Role in Formal, Informal and Incidental Learning

ID Reflections

Wikipedia With the rise of social and informal learning, and ubiquitous mobile devices (tablets, phablets, smartphones and everything in between), micro-learning as a concept and practice has taken off. Typically, micro-learning or learning bytes or learning capsules work well as a component of informal learning where the learner pulls what they need to solve an immediate problem. Micro-learning thus lends itself to formal, informal and incidental learning.

The most updated and informative e-Learning community on Twitter

eFront

News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 11/28/2010 The most updated and informative e-Learning community on Twitter On Twitter exists a resourceful community of e-Learning professionals. As a result, I have created the following list of the most updated and informative e-Learning community on Twitter. Hi Ed, could you please provide me with a link to his Twitter account?

The Most PROVOCATIVE Shout-Outs From Today’s Learning Innovators

Learnnovators

In today’s scenario, with our renewed understanding of how people ‘learn’ (mostly informal, social, and less formal), this gains considerable significance. No social learning, no informal learning, nothing about connecting learning to the business.

Business applications of Twitter

E-Learning Provocateur

Earlier this week, I attended a Twitter Camp billed Twitter is not for dummies. I had the privilege of facilitating one of the breakout sessions, which focused on the business applications of Twitter. Suddenly Twitter comes into its own as an alternative communications medium.

eLearning as Part of an Informal Learning Strategy

Integrated Learnings

Do you have a similar story of unstructured, experiential, informal learning? Jay Cross, known for his informal learning research, tells us that approximately 80% of workplace learning occurs informally. In contrast, only 20% of organizations’ learning budgets go toward enhancing informal learning. And can eLearning become part of an investment in informal learning? You might also be interested in our page on Facebook or Twitter feed. By Shelley A. Gable.

10 Global eLearning Leaders You Must Follow on Twitter

SHIFT eLearning

Twitter is one of the richest resources for networking and seeking out the number one professionals in any industry. What’s more, because eLearners are well…technologically inclined by nature, this means that Twitter is especially important in our industry. “Tweet tweet.”

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The Masterclass on Informal Learning

Jay Cross

Your organization has decided to tilt in the direction of informal learning. Masterclass for L&D managers, instructional designers, and senior instructors on the concept and implementation of informal learning. Introduction to informal learning.

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7 Great Twitter Chats for Learning

Bottom-Line Performance

If you aren’t using them yet, Twitter chats will change the way you learn on social media. If you are looking for a simple way to start getting involved on Twitter, participating in a scheduled chat is an easy way to do it. So what are the best twitter chats for learning?

7 Great Twitter Chats for Learning

Bottom-Line Performance

If you aren’t using them yet, Twitter chats will change the way you learn on social media. If you are looking for a simple way to start getting involved on Twitter, participating in a scheduled chat is an easy way to do it. So what are the best twitter chats for learning?

Twitter as Social Learning: Seven Ways to Facilitate the Exchange.

Social Learning

Where Facebook and LinkedIn serve mainly as social dashboards for our personal and professional networks, respectively, I see Twitter as a customized information portal. Twitter gets a bad rap. Twitter is a marketer’s dream.

Top 3 Informal Learning Tips

Trivantis

Do your employees struggle to keep up with all the latest trends, new data and constantly changing business information? Informal learning helps employees stay knowledgeable and ready for industry shifts. Want to initiate more informal learning in your organization?

Less Formal Training; More Informal Social Learning

Bottom-Line Performance

Here is Trend 6: Twitter chats, Twitter lists, massive open online courses (MOOCs), YouTube channels and blogs devoted to highly specific topics, resources such as Lynda.com, CodeAcademy, etc. We host the talk on Twitter to encourage participation from non-BLPers.

Working Out Loud: Using the Tools We Already Have

Learnnovators

Twitter: The trigger question, “What’s Happening”? Working out loud on Twitter therefore has dual advantage of collaboration & cooperation as well as the ability to seek direct help. When is it most useful to use Twitter?

1000 eLearning Twitter Users Who Will Follow You Back

eFront

Recently I realized that several people that use Twitter and are involved in the e-Learning industry want to follow professionals with the above criteria. As a result, I created the following list with 1000 Twitter users who will follow you back and are involved in the e-Learning industry! =>

Social Learning Cannot Be A Bolt-On Strategy

Learnnovators

An organization cannot bolt on social learning just as it cannot bolt on a few Facebook and Twitter-like tools and call itself a social business.

Why I don't like Twitter

Learning Rocks

I like Twitter very much. Backchannel I follow a lot of people from different arenas, but the only ones who consistently use Twitter to amplify what they are hearing in a conference are those in the learning technology industry. Twitter, with it's low barrier to entry and ability to work on all manner of devices, makes an ideal platform for taking this notion of the "backchannel" anywhere. This is Twitter 90% of the time. This is Twitter as a backchannel.