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. All usually, “learning” related. However, there is something happening with the state of twitter chats that is making me less engaged than in years past, and has put me in a bit of a conundrum. In this two-part post, I am going to tackle the biggest issues I feel are affecting twitter chats today.

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. ” This from Bruno : “There are new options to activating chats like we activate learning. If CSI can do it, surely we can make it happen in twitter chats? ” Which will be the first “Learning” chats to create a cross over event and connect their participants? You all KILLED IT!


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Adaptive Learning vs Personalized Learning: A Guide to Both


Share on twitter. Twitter. Adaptive learning is like a navigation app for cars—it gets you to your destination in the most efficient way. Adaptive learning adjusts your (learning) route based on where you’re at in your learning journey.

Create Your Own Twitter-Powered Personal Learning Network


Then it occurred to me, “Why not post a question on Twitter and see if anyone has any ideas?&# Tap Your Personal Learning Network. Many avid Twitter users use this approach, and many refer to it as tapping into their personal learning network , but perhaps something else is going on here. Twitter is becoming a tool for personal development. The first reason is that Twitter is “real-time.&# Second, Twitter is open.

MOOCs: Building Personal Learning Networks

Your Training Edge

One major change that MOOCs have greatly contributed to is the gaining recognition of learning as a primarily social activity, where the networks created are just as important (if not more important) as the content learned. The traditional practice of an instructor standing in front of a class of daydreaming students has been tossed out the window in favor of a new picture of an instructor as a facilitator who assists students to teach and learn from others and themselves.

Personal Learning Networks: For Ongoing Learning in a Connected World

ID Reflections

I have recently joined the open section of #MSLOC 430 - a graduate course in the Master''s Program in Learning and Organizational Change at Northwestern University. This is the first week and I am absolutely looking forward to exploring the topics, learning from the other participants and participating in exciting conversations. Here''s a list of related posts on learning in a networked world. A PLN is an enabler of such learning.

Twitter as Personal Learning and Work Tool

Tony Karrer

For people new to the concepts of social media and reviewing their tool set, is Twitter a good choice as a tool? My concern about twitter is that it will be too random for most people, especially those who have not established any relationships / understanding of the people they are following. Thus, my opinion is: Twitter is not a tool for people who are new to social media and the use of social media for personal learning and work.

I Believe in the Importance of a Personal Learning Network

Tom Spiglanin

When I started using Twitter for my professional growth and development, I didn’t realize that I was also starting to build my personal learning network. I simply found myself tweeting at a learning and development conference using its hashtag and others began connecting with me. After the conference, I discovered Twitter chats and began participating in them regularly. I even gave it my own name: “On-fire learning.”

Twitter Week : 11-15 July

Jane Hart

Next week is Twitter Week in the Twitter & Learning group on the Share&Learn platform. Each weekday there will be a discussion on a different aspect of using Twitter for learning. Day 1 - Mon 11 July: Using Twitter for personal learning and self-development. Day 2 – Tues 12 July: Using a Twitter backchannel for learning. Day 3 - Wed 13 July: Live Twitter Chats and learning. Tweet.

Personalized Learning – Quick Start Guide


Personalized learning is the #9 eLearning trend for 2018. But what exactly makes learning personalized? Is it a “Netflix for learning” approach where a system recommends training based on consumption? Personalized learning expert JD Dillon thinks you can actually get started in a better (and easier) way…. A way to start a conversation in your organization about personalized learning…. Learn the basics of Personalized Learning.

My Personal Learning Network

Learning with 'e's

I was asked by Grainne Conole to record a short video on my views about Personal Learning Networks, VLEs vs PLEs and other related topics, as a contribution toward her unkeynote with Ricardo Torres Kompen for the PLE conference in Aviero, Portugal this week. Well, here it is, as a short 3 minute video on YouTube: My Personal Learning Network by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e's.

First Impressions of Twitter

Experiencing eLearning

I finally signed up for Twitter last week after resisting for quite a while. Over the last 6 months or so, I’ve been seeing more examples of personal learning with Twitter though. Two weeks into it, I’m still not sure I totally “get&# Twitter, which is probably OK. I guess I see the value in that connection and discussion, but I’m not sure that Twitter really does so much more to facilitatate those conversations than older tools.

Personal Learning Resources

Learning with e's

Personal Learning Environments (PLEs) are made up of more than web tools. My Personal Learning Network is essentially the people I connect with in order to learn what I need when I need it. Twitter, Facebook and other social networking tools are simply the means through which I do it. It is said that you can tell a lot about a person by looking at the books they have on their shelves. Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e's.

4 Good Reasons to Take Your In-Person Learning Events Online for Your Members


If your member-based organization is like most, your members look to you for learning opportunities. They turn to you for everything from continuing education to certification, and you likely spend a great deal of time and effort creating in-person learning events with great content, quality speakers, and valuable social and networking opportunities. Learn more about extending your onsite learning through the online channel.

Why and how to create successful Personal Learning Networks (PLNs) in the Workplace


By leveraging your personal learning network to get the information you need, you can become instantly productive. What is a Personal Learning Network (PLN)? The idea behind a Personal Learning Network has its roots in a learning theory, called the Theory of Connectivism, advanced by George Siemens back in 2005. Learning: The personal relationships forged above can then be leveraged for ongoing social learning in the workplace.

Twitter for Learning – 55 Great Articles

Tony Karrer

In a recent conversation, I was asked what I thought about twitter as a learning tool. Over the course of the past few years I’ve moved from saying “I don’t get it” – to feeling like it’s a good addition to my Learning Tool Set. But I also think that there’s a lot more help now around how to make effective use of Twitter as a learning tool. subQuark , June 14, 2009 Twitter Collaboration Stories eLearning Technology.

How to Deliver the In-Person Learning Experience Online


In-person courses and multi-day conferences are the top two leading formats for learning for association members today, according to the 2017 Member Professional Development Study. Trailing behind just slightly is online learning and webinars, with online actually taking over the number two spot for Millennial learners. Determine the right value for your online audience by: Analyzing your cost per person onsite and how that translates to your cost per online attendee.

Twitter Learning

Tony Karrer

Saw a tweet this morning from @willrich45 ( Will Richardson ): Reading: " Why Most Twitter Users Give Up " Interesting how edTwitterers use it for learning, unlike most, it seems. This is a big meme right now based on a Nielsen study that resulted in the blog post: Twitter Quitters Post Roadblock to Long-Term Growth. I enrolled about a year ago ( Twitter Status ) and I've personally struggled a bit with the purpose, value, etc.

Personal Learning Network 2

eLearning Blender

An assignment for my "Tech for Teaching" class at SDSU requires us to follow Ed Tech related blogs on our reader than write up a summary of what we learned from reading these posts and how these lessons apply to our professional goals. This is the second of 4 Personal Learning Network reports on some lessons I have learned lately through blogs I follow in Google Reader. Related Posts: Personal Learning Network 1.

Twitter Status

Tony Karrer

My twitter status just changed. Along the way, she convinced me that Twitter was something that I should stop resisting. She did this by sending a tweet out that asked how Twitter helped people with their personal learning. The world is my network with Twitter! RobynDennis @dswaters Twitter allows us (no matter where we are in the world) to receive *instant* updates on the latest news or topics. And I learn tons from you.

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

Learning Rebels

Mark gives us some good advice about twitter and the backchannel. My advice, find someone who will be there and who you follow (ahem…learning rebels perhaps?), Not on twittter, well okay then – go to the Learning Rebels Facebook page , like us and keep an eye on the stream. I get new ideas from peers and learning leaders alike. You have a PLN (Personal Learning Network), don’t you? However, Twitter limits you to 140 characters.

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3 Resources to Build Your Personal Learning Network

TechSmith Camtasia

Personal Learning Networks are becoming a popular way to learn from other educators. But how do you get started in creating a personal learning network, or PLN? I’ve put together a quick list of 3 resources that educators are using to build PLNs: 1) Twitter Chats & Hashtags: Twitter is a fantastic tool to create your professional circle of like-minded connections around the world. We hope this helps you expand your learning network.

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. In other words, people are reluctant to get too deeply involved with Twitter because they think they will be swamped with people talking about what they had for breakfast, how their cat was sick on their auntie Bessie, or other niff naff and trivia.

Do you brag about your personal learning network?

The Learning Circuits

Social media and mobile technologies have turned the spotlight on social learning concepts, which in turn have made more of us think about the large, ill-charted dark matter of culture : informal learning. Their work here is done , because everyone in your care now understands the value of social and informal learning. Maybe you should brag about your personal learning network. Do you exemplify the benefits of social and informal learning in your own work life?

Here a Hashtag, There a Hashtag, Everywhere a Hashtag

Learning Rebels

As part of our 2015 commitment to Kaizen and incremental improvements, it’s time to shift the gaze toward improving the “Learning Toolbox for the 21st Century”. 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! How to use this in learning: Create a hashtag for your classroom session.

The art of Twitter

Learning with e's

Learning how to use Twitter as a tool to develop your personal learning network is not always simple, and as with any other social networking tools, there is an unwritten protocol. We think the time has now come to introduce a set of guidelines for Twitter - 'Twettiquette' if you like - and so Wolfgang Rheinhardt, Martin Ebner and I recently got together to write a paper for the World Computer Conference, held last month in Brisbane, Australia.

Take Control of Your Personal Learning Journey


Yet, 81% of learners are responsible for managing their own personal development, according to a Training Zone infographic released earlier this year. Clearly, if you happen to work for a company which does not provide adequate learning opportunities for you, you’re responsible for charting the course for your own learning journey. But, even when learning opportunities are provided for you, it’s wise to take an active part in planning your personal learning journey.

Using Twitter as a Professional Development Tool

The Learning Circuits

Last week during a discussion about design, Jeanette Campos asked me a fairly is simple question: What are the three artifacts that have shaped you most as a designer of creative learning solutions to complex problems? 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. Then I discovered Twitter. Every learning and performance professional should have a PLN.

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? One question often asked is: How do we use Twitter with children when we can't be sure how open Twitter is? Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e's.

Web feats 4: Twitter

Learning with e's

When Twitter first appeared on the scene it was hailed as a 'microblogging tool', but it patently is a lot more than that. And yet, as millions of users everyday discover, Twitter is extremely expressive, and it is amazing how much you can convey in such as small writing space. Twitter also has a number of filtering tools, including DM (Direct Messaging), Lists, RT (Retweeting) and mentions to name a few. Twitter is definitely a tool I would find difficult to discard.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Personal Learning Earthquake

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Tuesday, June 05, 2007 Personal Learning Earthquake Sometimes tectonic plates shift and earthquakes form cracks in the crust. My personal view of e-Learning is from the corporate side of the aisle. Not the type of group with which I have had a lot of personal interaction, and certainly no professional contact. The care of a whole person.

Comparing Online Learning & In-Person Learning is Apples & Oranges


From the number of adults who use Twitter to the popularity of smart phones in different age and ethnic groups, Pew has a handle on how online experiences influence American life. Yesterday Pew released a report on online learning. The Future of Online Learning.

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Comparing Online Learning & In-Person Learning is Apples & Oranges


From the number of adults who use Twitter to the popularity of smart phones in different age and ethnic groups, Pew has a handle on how online experiences influence American life. Yesterday Pew released a report on online learning. The Pew Internet & American Life Project regularly releases fascinating reports on the prevalence and applications of technology in American life and culture.

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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. However, I can see only 3 real reasons why a Trainer, L&D professional, Chief Learning Officer, Director, Manager, and all manner of L&D positions, wouldn’t professionally be on some form or another of social media.

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. Whilst we must avoid sweeping statements, and accept that some young people do actually use Twitter on a regular basis, some recent polls such as the Pearson and Babson Survey have suggested that only 2% of teachers have used it to communicate with their students. A recent discussion on Twitter (about the use of Twitter!)

Learning & Development: How To Do It Right (2020 Update)


With high stakes riding on the success of our training and development strategies, it’s time for us to unpack the importance of polished learning programs and, even more crucially, better understand how our training programs have failed in the past. What is Learning and Development?

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Using Twitter as a Professional Development Tool

ATD Learning Technologies

Twitter is a powerful tool that learning professionals can use for their own development. One way to do this is by connecting with other professionals and creating your own personal learning network (PLN). Click here to read full version