Learning And Social Networks

Upside Learning

Google Plus is making waves among technology savvy social networkers. Unlike Facebook or Twitter where one accesses the ‘firehose’ of data that one subscribes to and is dependent on the Friends/Following, and where users mostly use features like groups/lists etc to sort out noise from the stream, Plus uses a different approach and lets users create ‘circles’ that allow them to separate streams. Social Learning Google Google Plus Social Network

The Future of Streaming – Get Ahead of the Curve


Since Flash was now a potential security threat, the tech-wizards also deduced RTMP streaming protocol – the way video is carried from one place to another – also needed to go. While simple, on-demand video delivery is solved with HTML5, the industry is still attempting to solve for the use of HTML5 in live streaming. There are large technical hurdles that need to be overcome, and major video streaming content delivery network (CDN) providers are struggling to get up to speed. .


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The Spymaster Game on Twitter

Upside Learning

If you’re on Twitter and have missed Spymaster - where in the world have you been? All the rage last week, you’ve probably seen the many #spymaster tweets from tweeps in your network. 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. Try Spymaster, we’ll be seeing more and more of these asynchronous network based games.

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

Dashe & Thomson

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. Of course, Twitter was on the list of tools we were nudged to start using on a regular basis. In my mind, at the time, I considered Twitter to be for celebrities to keep fans up to date with their most recent apologies (who cares?)

Twitter: Le triple filtre

Learning with e's

I've been discussing the merits of Twitter as a professional social network recently in conversation with colleagues. One of the regular objections to using Twitter professionally is that there is too great a noise-to-signal ratio. But they should also realise that Twitter can actually save them time if used in an appropriate manner. The answer to effective Twitter use, I point out to them, is the manner in which you use it. Happy Twittering!

The Spymaster Game on Twitter

Upside Learning

If you’re on Twitter and have missed Spymaster - where in the world have you been? All the rage last week, you’ve probably seen the many #spymaster tweets from tweeps in your network. 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. Try Spymaster, we’ll be seeing more and more of these asynchronous network based games.

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

Bottom-Line Performance

#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. NASA is using a conversational yet informative approach to Twitter bringing the Mars Curiosity Mission to life for millions of fans. . It’s true…the Mars Curiosity Rover is better at Twitter than you are.

What Universities Must Learn About Social Networks

Jay Cross

What Universities Must Learning About Social Networks. THE ISSUE IS NOT whether you are going to become a socially networked university but how soon. A social business is one where all the members of the corporate ecosystem (employees, customers, partners, and customers) network with one another to delight their customers. IBM describes socially networked corporations as the next step in the overall evolution of business. Networks are the glue that connects us.

Guest Blogger, Mark Sheppard: Not Attending ATD ICE? The Backchannel Saves the Day

Learning Rebels

A close network friend of mine won’t be there either. Mark gives us some good advice about twitter and the backchannel. open up a stream on hootesuite or tweetdeck just for them and open one for #ATD2015 and you will get all sorts of great information. Not on twittter, well okay then – go to the Learning Rebels Facebook page , like us and keep an eye on the stream. You have a PLN (Personal Learning Network), don’t you?

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Communities and Networks Connection

Tony Karrer

Today I get to announcement that I've been working with Nancy White to launch the: Communities and Networks Connection For those of you who don't know Nancy. Some thoughts from her post: This isn’t a community, and not as loose and open as a network. There is quite a network that is participating in the launch - from people who are close friends and trusted colleagues, to interesting people I try and follow. It's even harder when you try to understand a network of bloggers.

Here a Hashtag, There a Hashtag, Everywhere a Hashtag

Learning Rebels

Understanding the basics of social media tools such as Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and most of all, twitter – is also understanding the importance of hashtags. They aren’t just for twitter anymore! By using hashtags you can keep an eye on developments, and building networks of influence or support. Searching within twitter (for example) using the hashtag produces results that helps us spot all sorts of patterns in what otherwise would be overwhelming noise.

My Twitter Weekly Links Digest for 2011-07-10

Jane Hart

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 #. Find out at the elearning network event on 15 July in London [link] # elnlms #. Fast Company calls # shortmail “Twitter for Email!&# #. How to view your Facebook stream in Google+ [link] via @ simplehelpblog #. Powered by Twitter Tools.

Learning with 'e's: Teaching with Twitter


Most would agree that Twitter was one of the social networking phenomena of 2008, and has enjoyed exponential growth in popularity. Ever since I first began to use Twitter I have been thinking about how to harness the potential of microblogging for the benefits of my own students, and have tried out several ideas to exploit it already. Below are my 10 top uses of Twitter for education: 1. Twitter Stalking’ Follow a famous person and document their progress.

How to Grow Your Community and Niche Network through a Virtual Summit with Jan Koch from WP Agency Summit


Learn how to grow your community and niche network through a virtual summit with Jan Koch from WP Agency Summit in this episode of the LMScast podcast hosted by Chris Badgett from LifterLMS. In this episode he breaks down his process for running virtual summits to generate leads and network.

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. Some people are happy in their insular world where yesterday’s news is brought to you today by network news. Join twitter (or make better use of it). There is a lot of information flowing through twitter at any given time by any number of people.

My Twitter Weekly Links Digest for 2011-09-04

Jane Hart

Guide to Twitter in the K-8 Classroom [link] HT @ nharm #. Are activity streams the new "collaboration"? Infographic: The Social Network Decision Tree : OPEN Forum [link] #. How to Network Your Way to World-Class Mentors and Teachers : Forbes [link] <The smart(er) way to learn! #. Powered by Twitter Tools. Twitter twitterThe political party that wants to ban PowerPoint [link] via @ guardian #.

Video streaming brings events to a much wider audience

Clive on Learning

But much more noteworthy was the virtual attendance of thousands of additional interested parties courtesy of the video streaming facility which the organisers provided. According to Learning Pool Director Mary McKenna, this was the result of only a few days campaigning on Twitter. The eLearning Network (eLN), which I currently chair, runs five one day face-to-face events a year, each of which takes a great deal of organising, for the benefit of a comparatively small audience.

Enterprise Twitter

Jay Cross

Like most old farts, I was reluctant to get into Twitter. If you have no idea what I’m talking about, invest two and a half minutes of your time here: If that’s not enough, here’s Twitter founder Jack Dorsey explaining how people and organizations are using Twitter. A month ago Marcia Conner asked me, “What’s it going to take to get you onto Twitter?&# A corporate Twitter network could overcome some of these difficulties.

Learning from others through Enterprise Social Networks (ESN)


Social learning through networks. Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Skype, online encyclopedias and group discussion boards are just some of the more popular social media applications being employed today. The key to social learning networks is learning through collaboration with colleagues. How Enterprise Social Networking (ESN) works. The post Learning from others through Enterprise Social Networks (ESN) appeared first on MATRIX Blog.

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?

Networked noughties 2006-2009

Learning with e's

and social networks as potentially useful educational tools. 2006 saw the launch of Twitter - now one of the most popular live status update tools worldwide. Twitter is perhaps best known in the media for its many celebrity users, and their ability to attract hundreds of thousands or even millions of 'followers', but it is increasingly used as a conference backchannel, and is now finding its footing in education. Tags: YouTube Nintendo Wii Twitter FaceBook

Twittering birds and headless dogs

Learning with e's

It got me thinking - as I clumsily divided my time between Twitter and Plurk - about the potential learning and teaching affordances of the two tools. As these social networking microblogging tools grow in popularity and users build up huge followings which make them even harder to cut loose from - how can we harness their power for better communication, collaboration and smarter learning? Or Twitter. Tags: microblogging Plurk Twitter multi-tasking Tweetdeck

How to Launch a Successful Online Course MVP, Generate Multiple Income Streams, and Build a Team with Divi Community Leader David Blackmon of Aspen Grove Studios


How to launch a successful online course MVP, generate multiple income streams, and build a team with Divi community leader David Blackmon of Aspen Grove Studios in this episode of LMScast with Chris Badgett of LifterLMS. You can also find him on Instagram , Twitter , and Facebook. This goes back to the five revenue streams. So, I never had the pressure of, oh my god, what if they incorporate this in, my revenue stream is gonna be gone. What are the other two streams?

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. In that case twitter is very important. Twitter will be interestingly but mostly because people may link to articles, books and information. Within this thought stream twitter is more interesting.

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Can’t be at the ATD ICE 2016 Conference? Join Virtually

Learning Rebels

open up a dedicated stream on hootesuite or tweetdeck just for them and then open one for #ATD201 6 and you will get all sorts of great information. Not on twittter, well okay then – go to the Learning Rebels Facebook page , like us and keep an eye on the stream. You have a PLN (Personal Learning Network), don’t you? Following conference hashtags via Twitter ( #ATD2016 ) is a simple way to see what’s happening. Twitter limits you to 140 characters.

On the MOOC Horizon: Tin Can API

Your Training Edge

They help foster peer learning and the development of personal learning networks within, and even between, organizations. For example, an API makes it possible for you to share a YouTube video on Facebook or a photo on Twitter. eLearning Featured Posts Learning & Development MOOC Social Media Training mooc personal learning networks Tin Can unbundle content


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. In hindsight I realize how immensely lucky I was to have stumbled onto the learning network I did. I stumbled across twitter quite by accident or should I say serendipity. Needless to say when I found the same person on Twitter, I was part excited and part overawed. Such is the power of a learning network and community.

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. It also has a magazine like interface and the advantage is that you will get information from outside your standard network. Linkedin is an important application for me (although I don’t like their mobile app at all), I use it a lot to network and connect to people.

Marketing Your Association to Millennials: Make it Social

Association eLearning

Twitter. Twitter users are primarily millennials with 95 million users between the ages of 18 and 29 and 54 million users between the ages of 30 and 49. Twitter offers unique advertising opportunities including promoted Tweets and celebrity sponsored Tweets. Instagram is just beginning to allow advertising through sponsored photos or in-stream ads, but this is in its infancy and is not well established.

The LMS and SNS – A Fine Balance

Upside Learning

Users can build an elaborate social network by adding individuals in the enterprise they interact with regularly as friends. This network built over time stretches beyond the departmental or working unit boundaries; eventually resulting in knowledge sharing across multiple channels in the enterprise. Extensive support for internal micro-blogging to quickly connect users with their network of friends and followers through a series of short status messages about work and life.

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Early Tweeting Experience

eLearning Blender

I reluctantly jumped on the Twitter bandwagon about 3 weeks ago and while I am experiencing a little information overload, it has been fantastic. I was reluctant to start using Twitter because of the amount of information I am already consuming through Google Reader and on LinkedIn. Turns out that Twitter is a great format for discussions and I am also finding other benefits that I was not expecting. If you're on Twitter, let's follow each other. Twitter

See You at TechKnowledge 2012

E-learning Uncovered

The one TK Chat I attended at last year’s TechKnowledge led toward better networking and gave me more of an opportunity, as a learner, to ask the questions that were on my mind. 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.

Open door classrooms

Learning with e's

The next step would be to enable live web streaming, dynamic social networking and Twitter backchannels to operate while classroom sessions are in progress. with the advent of personal handheld devices, how long will it be before classroom learning is streamed out into the world regularly? video conference webstreaming education 3D Virtual Learning Twitter backchannels

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Don’t use Facebook for teaching your class – use Edmodo!

E-Learning Acupuncture

I had never heard of it until it flew across my twitter stream in a posting from a colleague. It’s a web-based social network space for teachers and students. social networking class facebookIf you are like me, you probably had not heard about Edmodo until right now. So what is it? Its safe and easy Facebook-like interface allows the class to collaborate, connect, share content, access homework, etc. It’s free for both students and teachers.

Making the most of Informal Learning

Jane Hart

Tomorrow I am going to be chairing an all-day event in Bristol for the eLearning Network, called Making the most of Informal Learning. There will be 4 main speakers during the morning and early afternoon: Nic Laycock, Dan Roddy, Debbie Lawley and Peter Casebow, so if you would like to tune into the Twitter backchannel, you can follow the #elnil stream. You can find out more about the event on the elearning network’s website Tweet.

Our Take on Google+

E-learning Uncovered

If I were to start over, I could see using Google+ over Facebook or Twitter. What are the main advantages you’ve seen in Google+ over other networks? 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). So why do professional networks seem to be flourishing so early on Google+?

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. to abuse a speaker only to Twitter followers in the audience while he/she is speaking. The outcome was that the Twitter stream hashtagged #heweb09 began to trend. It's the same with Twitter. It became a phenomenon in 2009.