World Health 2.0

Learning with e's

I'm very pleased to see that a paper I have been working on with colleagues was published this week in a very specialised health related journal: Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine. tools, mashups and aggregators to predict localised social trends such as flu epidemics. I have to admit I was inspired when I first heard of the concept of Techno-social Predictive Analysis (TPA), and even more intrigued when I saw how it worked. Keywords: Social Web; Web 2.0;

Down to a 't'

Learning with e's

Social Software and was published in Health Information and Libraries Journal. social software Perhaps I should simply be happy that other people are quoting my publications, I hear you ask? How potentially damaging is this practice to a) the integrity of academic research and b) the veracity and accuracy of what we read in academic journals? Google Scholar is a very useful tool if you are in the business of research.


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Engaging online learners 1

Learning with 'e's

And perhaps your social presence, if you know how to invoke it. 1995) Social presence theory and implications for interaction and collaborative learning in computer conferences. International Journal of Educational Technologies , 1 (2/3), 147-166. 2009) Destructive creativity on the social web. Social Software and Developing Community Ontologies. Engaging learners can be difficult in any context.

5 Ways to Engage Users in a MOOC course

Your Training Edge

Social software and participatory learning: Pedagogical choices with technology affordances in the Web era. British Journal of Educational Technology, 36:657–663, 2005. [4] Adopting an ever popular MOOC is almost equal to zero level strategy if you are unable to engage the largest stakeholders involved in it i.e. the learners.

Engaging online learners 2

Learning with 'e's

This activity is a phase 1 activity and involves minimum social interchange. 1995) Social presence theory and implications for interaction and collaborative learning in computer conferences. International Journal of Educational Technologies , 1 (2/3), 147-166. 2009) Destructive creativity on the social web. Social Software and Developing Community Ontologies.

50 Posts and Articles that Made Me Think in 2011

ID Reflections

I have listed them insome sort of reading order or the way they made sense to me… Social Business The future ispodular by Dave Gray PuttingEnterprise 2.0 and Social Business Initiatives Are Likely to Remain Difficult by JonHusband Community Management CommunityManagement: The Strategic New IT-Enabled Business Capability by DionHinchcliffe Communitymanagement: The 'essential' capability of successful Enterprise 2.0

Exploring medical technologies

Learning with 'e's

social software : An enabling suite of sociable technologies in health and health-care education (2007) How smartphones are changing the face of mobile and participatory healthcare : An overview, with example from eCAALYX (2011) Each of the above papers has so far received more than 1000 academic citations, and each was co-written with Maged Boulos and other medical academics.

Wiki working

Learning with e's

I published two journal articles recently on the use of wikis in teaching and learning, and I'm making them available here on this blog. It appeared late last year in the British Journal of Educational Technology: Wheeler S, Yeomans P and Wheeler D (2008) The good, the bad and the wiki : Evaluating student-generated content for collaborative learning. British Journal of Educational Technology , 39 (6), 987-965. It was published in Learning, Media and Technology journal.

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EdCast the Twitter of Education Raises 16 Million in Latest Funding Round

Training Industry

Social media is not only a buzzword in several different industries; it is also a powerful force on society and the workplace. The Pew Research Center began tracking social media usage in 2005; since then, the percentage of American adults who use social networking sites has increased from 7 percent to 65 percent. Since most of your employees are using social networking outside of work, it makes sense to use the same type of interactions and technologies when training them.

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 with 'e's: Mashing it up

Earlier today I was invited by my good friend Maged Kamel Boulos to write a paper on educational mashups for inclusion in a special issue of Future Internet - an online open access journal, which he is guest editing. Interest is growing about how social software tools can provide added value to the learning process, and this is reflected in the growing literature on the topic. British Journal of Educational Technology , 39 (6), 987-995.

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The survival of higher education (3): The Social Web

Learning with 'e's

Below are four reasons why the Social Web and associated media are changing higher education. Firstly.the Social Web connects people together At Plymouth University, we very quickly began to explore the ways Social Web tools could support our students. Here social media were used to connect people, enabling them to collaborate together in project work, small group learning and online discussions. British Journal of Educational Technology , 39(6), 987-995.

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Knowledge and Learning In The News - 10/15/2006

Big Dog, Little Dog

I think the intersection between learning goals and social software is heating up. Distance learning booms - The Journal Gazette. New Systems for Sharing Learning Goals - HeadspaceJ. The popularity of 43 Things must be contributing to the interest. Go and Learn - Fast Company. Although we might not ponder the educational value of these everyday appliances, the gear we use to communicate and play can also be used to learn; we just don't yet think of them as learning tools.

Top 47 Posts and 10 Hot Topics for February

eLearning Learning Posts

The following are the top items from featured sources based on social signals. Indeed, Cheskin’s Davis Masten and Tim Plowman characterized digital ethnography as the next wave in understanding the consumer experience in a Design Management Journal article as early as 2003. Slides from Keynote at Training 2010 - Social Enterprise Blog , February 3, 2010 Slides I had the great pleasure to present a keynote address yesterday at Training 2010. Social Learning (36).

SMBs and Social Learning Technologies

Janet Clarey

SMBs & Social Media (Sum Total). Other notes: Definition of social media vary among attendees (~160). Noted main difference between main stream media and social media. Social media enables everyone to publish/access info inexpensively. Where we are today: Primary forms of social learning technologies used in corporations today appear to be e-mail, live online learning (Web conferencing), threaded discussion, and collaborative content development.