TCC09: Evaluating Social Networking Tools for Distance Learning

Experiencing eLearning

Summary: “Debates rage about the appropriateness of using social networking in teaching, with arguments ranging from waste of time and distraction from academic goals to needed to reach net generation student. Social networks for distance learning.

Teens, Tweens and Social Networking

Kapp Notes

Chart shows percentage of teens and tweens and what social networking/Web 2.0 Among teens, that amounts to about 9 hours a week on social networking activities,compared to about 10 hours a week watching TV.

Social Networking, Informal Learning, Twitter, & Gaming

Big Dog, Little Dog

We are all very familiar with social networking platforms such as MySpace, Flikr, YouTube, Twitter, Bebo and Facebook. KM Asia: keynote on social computing - Dave Snowden of Cognitive Edge. Improved collective performance: Investing in Web 2.0 - Knowledge Board.

Cyworld: Myspace, Flickr, Blogger, AIM, and SecondLife in ONE

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

It looks like the future of Social networking is going to come from Korea in the form of a tool called Cyworld. But as I glossed over the geopolitical discussion and focused on the technology I gathered these bits from the B2.0 article : "Cyworld, for example, is a social network owned by a subsidiary of SK Telecom, the country's largest wireless provider. Cyworld has penetration rates that would make Rupert Murdoch, CEO of MySpace parent News Corp.

#40years of educational technology: Social media

Learning with e's

Previous posts in this series tracked the development of educational technology over 40 years. I first started working in the field of educational technology in January 1976, at a time when technology was used more for teaching than it was for learning.

In response to Twitter Quitters - 40% leave after one month.

ID Reflections

Because it is a powerful social networking tool that is fast becoming a social learning tool. The connotation of the word social is changing from one of "connect" to bring into its fold other meanings like collaborate, learn, share, give, participate, hear, be heard, ask, be answered.This is not a litany in praise of Twitter--it is in support of all social networking sites (SNS) that will help us to collaborate and build collective knowledge.

A moving experience

Learning with e's

It's a fine line, but social networking is delivering the same problems online. How many FaceBook , Bebo , MySpace , Flickr or (perish the thought) SagaZone (for the over 50s) accounts should I have? How do I stop social networking taking over my life?


Learning with e's

Should we try to use social networking services such as Facebook and Myspace as serious educational tools, or should they remain the domain of informal chat and backstage antics? This is one of the questions addressed in the latest issue of Learning, Media and Technology.

New spaces, new pedagogies

Learning with e's

Here's the abstract for my keynote: New Spaces, New Pedagogies: Harnessing the Power of Social Media in Education A rapid emergence of social media – the so called ‘Web 2.0’ – has opened up new opportunities for participatory learning in all sectors of education.

Daily Bookmarks 06/25/2008

Experiencing eLearning

Social networks ‘teaching tech skills’ - Brief summary of research on the educational benefits of sites like MySpace and Facebook for high schoolers. When asked what they learn by using social networking sites, the students. listed ‘technology skills’, followed by ‘creativity’, being ‘open to new or.

Engaging the digital generation

Learning with e's

Below is the title and abstract of my keynote: Digital Tribes and the Social Web: How Web 2.0 will Transform Learning in Higher Education The Social Web is transforming the way students interact with others, and is challenging traditional pedagogies, values and practices.

Zip it, Block it, Flag it

Learning with e's

Zip it, Block it, Flag it' is the tag line for a new campaign introduced by the UK government , which will show primary school children (ages 5-11) how to avoid nasty content and risky conversations on social networking sites.

Networked noughties 2003-2005

Learning with e's

Yesterday I mapped the significant technological events of the years 2000-2002. Myspace was to become the trend setter - within 3 years it had signed up an astounding 100 million users. 2003-2005 were three eventful years for the networked nation.

Virtual clans

Learning with e's

Another example is the social networking tribe which boasts many clans, such as the MySpace clan, the Bebo clan, the YouTube clan and so on. They yet remain a part of the larger social mass of the tribe.

One degree of connection

Learning with e's

as it turned out), there were no social networks, no internet, and a cumbersome analogue fixed line telephone system which most of the world was excluded from. But people are still separated by weak social ties. Technology, Pedagogy and Education, 17 (3), 207-220.

"Abundantly abundant abundance" data does not mean learning

Vignettes Learning

I relate to what Nick Carr was saying about " Abundantly abundant abundance " Carr was referring to the overload of video, graphics, photos, and pages in MySpace, Facebook and many other personal Social Networking tools. This is one challenge in mainstream social networking.

Noughties. but nice

Learning with e's

Here are just a few of the personal technological innovations (good or bad) that emerged in the noughties: Mobile ringtones: OK. Social networking sites: Facebook (2006), Myspace (2003), Bebo (2005), LinkedIn (2003) and other sites together have changed the face of social networking for ever.

What Millennials Want from Member Education

Association eLearning

I learned some basic html coding when I was just 11 years old because I constantly wanted to update the backgrounds on my NeoPets and MySpace profiles. Technology. Millennials tend to see technology failures in a harsher light than others; we expect things to “just work.”.

Buzz words for 2007

Learning with e's

Many of them are technology words already familar to Edubloggers and some are irritatingly unfamilar. iPod) e-Thugs: Online cyber bullies Lifecasting: Webcasting all your life's activities 24/7 iSlavery: Apple's attempts to lock iPhone users into one network provider Macolyte: Someone who worships at the altar of all things Apple Network promiscuity: Tendency by social networkers to spread their membership across FaceBook, MySpace, Bebo, etc.

Daily Bookmarks 09/29/2008

Experiencing eLearning

tags: literacy , writing , technology. Annoyingly, just as complaints about literacy multiply, along comes a technology that has promoted a renaissance in reading and writing, yet it is treated with contempt by the ‘pen and paper’ brigade. Haven’t you see MySpace, facebook and blogs. Strategy : eLearning Technology. Harold Jarche » Selecting Social Network Platforms. Donald Clark Plan B: txtng (the gr8 db8).

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Tonight.I will be Appearing On Local News Station

Kapp Notes

The show is called WYOU Interactive and tonight we are discussing the topic of Technology & Morals. We will explore the following types of questions: Is technology corrupting our morals? Are online social networking websites like Myspace actually harmful to hormone-crazed teens? So, I will be addressing the issue of whether or not technology makes us immorale or just facilitates what we would be doing anyway.interesting questions and discussion.

Change Our Traditional Approach to Education

Kapp Notes

While kids are growing up with cell phones, internet access, virtual worlds and a culture that rewards creating digital networks and online content, the basic instructional paradigm for teaching those students has not adapted to the explosive use of technology among the culture of third millennials. That is not to say that technology tools haven’t been introduced to schools, they have.

Presentation to Research Working Group on Multigenerational Knowledge Transfer

Kapp Notes

Gadgets, Games and Gizmos: Knowledge Transfer Teaching/Training Across the Generations Consider Generational Learning Styles and Tools Technology Shapes Generations Contrasting Different Learning Expectations Games and the Gamer Generation: Keynote Four Generations in the Workforce Show Me the Examples!

Brandon Hall Network - Back from the Dead?

Tony Karrer

I just saw a post from Tim Sosbe - The "New” Network that tells us the following about the Brandon Hall Network, If you've read other blogs claiming the Network is dead, consider that a great exaggeration! I feel somewhat bad because if you Google search "Brandon Hall Network" the results give you a couple of links to Brandon Hall and then links to a few of my past posts around the network such as: Brandon Hall Network - Nicely Done?

Shout Out: Abbey Stahl--All the Rage

Kapp Notes

However, one article caught my eye "MySpace, IM--why so addictive?" Here is some of the article: Yes, these terms --Instant Messanger and Myspace--may seem foreign to your parents, but to us teenagers they're essential to keep up with the lastest ins and outs. Nearly any Myspace or Instant Messenger user will tell you that they are addicted to it. Also, the social aspect of the Internet is an important and a integral part of being a teenager and communicating with others.

21st Century L&D Skills

Performance Learning Productivity

Jon Husband , an expert business analyst and long-standing HR/L&D professional, explains Wirearchy as: " a dynamic two-way flow of power and authority based on information, knowledge, trust and credibility, enabled by interconnected people and technology.

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Tribes, clans and totems

Learning with e's

In Chapter 6, I take the reader on a tour through what I consider to be a number of 'virtual clans' within the 'Internet Tribe', and argue that these clans are emerging as a direct result of sustained interaction through social networking tools and other technology mediated communication.

How Virtual Reality Became 2015’s Comeback Kid


File this under “Topics Most Likely to Have Been a 1980s Sci-Fi Movie Plotline”: A 26-square mile real-life Sim City is currently under construction deep in the New Mexico desert, designed to test new technologies on a grand scale.

The future of eLearning, part 2


In this post we’ll be examining a few more eLearning trends that will play an important role, namely Instructor-Led Training (ILT) and social learning. We’re also going to tell you what’s probably going to happen with virtual reality technologies and wearables. Social learning.

The new workplace

Jay Cross

Today’s common wisdom is that most workplace learning is experiential, unplanned, social, and informal. People trying to figure everything out all out by themselves are whizzing their way to overload and breakdown; collective wisdom and social filters are the only way to keep up.

Reading, writing and rupturing

Learning with e's

Danah wasted no time getting into her stride - she believes that simply incorporating technology into the classroom does not in itself promote good learning. Firstly, teachers need to know about the technologies that exist and how they can be used.

Networked noughties 2006-2009

Learning with e's

This is a continuation from yesterday's post and the last in my series on the technological innovations of the last decade. and social networks as potentially useful educational tools. Another major player in the world of social networking was birthed the same year.

The future of eLearning, part 2


In this post we’ll be examining a few more eLearning trends that will play an important role, namely Instructor-Led Training (IDT) and social learning. We’re also going to tell you what’s probably going to happen with virtual reality technologies and wearables. Social learning.

Going geographical

Learning with e's

I was playing with words, but a message emerged from it - we can connect with others from all over the world using social media, and if you build it, they will come. They can organise their own resources through free and easy to use tagging and social filtering tools.

Digital tribes

Learning with e's

Digital Tribes and the Social Web: How Web 2.0 will Transform Learning in Higher EducationThe Social Web is transforming the way students interact with others, and is challenging traditional pedagogies, values and practices. An analysis of students’ uses of social networking tools (e.g.

Keeping Up - April's Big Question

eLearning Cyclops

This is in reference the immense and rapidly expanding technology tools. It is tough to stay on top of all the great stuff being offered out there, but the blogs and social media certainly help. Cloud Blogging Social Media Twitter Google e-Learning Cloud ComputingApril's Big Question from Learning Circuits is "How to Keep up?" It is tough to stay on top of all the emerging tools. However, being involved in an e-learning community is a big help.

Top 100 Tools for Learning in 2014


IFTTT - Automated rules for your social networks—"If I post a blog, than share the post via Twitter and Facebook.". Use Endomondo''s social tools to keep you motivated in your fitness goals. JustDeleteMe - Want to delete that old MySpace account but aren''t sure how?

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