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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.

You can use Twitter to get new ideas to do your work in a better way

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

This week I did some intakes for a course about learning technologies which is starting next Monday and I realized that actually very few people are using Twitter. That's a pity, because Twitter can actually help you to generate better ideas. elearning innovation research twitter

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.

My twitter mosaic

Clive on Learning

I'm two months in to my trial run of using Twitter (@cliveshepherd) and so far I have tweeted 178 times to the delight or otherwise of 163 followers. Anyway, all this is just an excuse to show you my Twitter mosaic (thanks to Mark Oehlert for alerting me to this service).

Learning by coincidence on Twitter

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

(cartoon via Rob Speekenbrink ) I get involved in lots of discussions whether Twitter - is learning (or nonsense). Often I answer that you definitely learn through twittering because you can link through to blogposts, articles etc. Back to Twitter. learning twitter

My Twitter hero

E-Learning Provocateur

I looked up ANZ Bank on Twitter, but I couldn’t find it. So I googled “ANZ Twitter&# and stumbled upon Did ANZ open a new branch and forget to staff it? The article states: Last year ANZ established a dedicated Twitter account called @ANZ_Responds to communicate with customers. I did, however, find @anzmoneymanager on Twitter. In the meantime, I feel sorry for my Twitter hero.

How to Twitter: the infographic

Jane Hart

Good summary of twitter for those yet to explore it. TwitterJust found this! Source: Uploaded by user via David on Pinterest.

Twitter in the classroom

Learning with e's

Today I had an interesting exchange of views on Twitter. about Twitter. I mentioned that I strongly encourage the use of Twitter in my classes. Secondly, students are going to use Twitter and other media anyway, regardless.

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.

Travel, tracking and Twitter

Learning with e's

Within the hour, KLM were on Twitter, responding to my tweet. Twitter is quite a powerful communication tool, but don't just take it from me. An article on the BBC News site also shows why it pays to complain on Twitter.

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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.

New to Twitter? 5 Tips for Learning Professionals

Bottom-Line Performance

What should I be doing on Twitter? Here are 5 practical tips for the professional just looking to get started on Twitter. Filter the noise: Twitter becomes useful when you start filtering! Do not protect your Tweets: Twitter is all about the open sharing of ideas.

Twitter reflections – a year later

Spark Your Interest

It was about a year ago that I started seriously using Twitter. Well, after a year of solid Twitter use, here’s what I’ve noticed: To get professional value from Twitter, you have to follow people who tweet good stuff, it ain’t about friends, which is something that you have to get over. For me, if Facebook is the social, then Twitter is the networking. HR Learning Technologies Social network TweetDeck twitter

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.

Facilitating a twitter chat

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

I've now participated in three Twitter chat sessions. I've interviewed Rinus about his way of facilitating a twitter chat. Why did you start facilitating Twitter Chats? It started with a movie that I saw about Twitter Tuesday for the U.S. I said jokingly, that we could start a twitter Tuesday in the Netherlands. How have you started your twitter Tuesday ? Tags: online facilitation twitter

Three months a-Twittering

Clive on Learning

Back at Online Educa in Berlin last December, I made the decision to undertake a three month trial of Twitter. In practice, some days I don't tweet at all, on others I suddenly remember Twitter and issue a bombardment of tweets, and on those days when I'm able to keep online continuously, I approach what I imagine to be normal Twitter behaviour, i.e. occasional tweets throughout the day. Twitter itself suggests that you answer the question 'what are you doing?'

Video on Twitter in the Classroom

eLearning Cyclops

Here is a really well done video about Twitter being used in a UT Dallas classroom. Goes to show ya, in the classroom Twitter is a great medium for increasing participation. Social Media TwitterIt provides perspectives from the professor and the students.

All that twitters

Clive on Learning

On the other hand: Few of my colleagues are on Twitter and, of those who are, it looks like quite a few rarely update their status. Twitter would be much more valuable if all my colleagues were doing it and often. For micro-blogging to be an everyday occurrence, the mobile phone interface to Twitter is going to have to be a good one. So my three-month Twitter experiment started last Friday, when I signed up while waiting at Tegel airport. After all, all that twitters

Unearthing Diamonds in Twitter

Dashe & Thomson

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.

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

G-Cube

It is evident that web-based tools, such as Wikis, Blogs, Podcasts, Videocasts and Media sharing sites and social messaging sites like Twitter, can create collaborative knowledge with the concerted efforts of all learners.

Twitter Conference Ideas

Tony Karrer

Twitter has become a pretty great tool to help with socializing at conferences. Here are a few of the things we've been doing Twitter as Social Chat At both DevLearn and TechKnowledge , we created a hashtag and created a specific Twitter account that was the hub.

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7 Great Twitter Chats for Learning

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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

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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 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.

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.

Twitter Chats in Education

Visual Lounge

If you’re on Twitter , you may have come across hashtags or people talking about participating in chats. Twitter chats in education are popular because they give educators an easy way to participate in a community around a specific topic that matters to them.

LATI: A better way to measure influence on Twitter?

E-Learning Provocateur

I’ve never been comfortable with attributing digital influence to the number of followers someone has on Twitter. The longer you have been on Twitter, the more followers you will have collected over the years. For example, I currently have 831 followers and my Twitter age is 2.1

3 things you should know about Twitter

Learning with e's

I was asked by Wayne Macintosh - founder of WikiEducator - if I would produce a short video explaining why I use Twitter. I was a little surprised because I had assumed that anyone who was going to use Twitter was probably on board and already familiar with the social media tool.

Are You Using the Single Best Twitter Chat Tool Out There?

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#TalkTech is on vacation today, but we still have Twitter on the brain. We are big fans of Twitter chats and love how many choices there are for Twitter chats on learning. What is the best tool for using Twitter? Enter Tweetchat.com…the best tool for Twitter chats.

Build Your Own Twitter

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Basically, it’s a “build your own&# Twitter. ShoutEm allows you build a public or private microblog network, that you can connect to your Facebook account, a Ning site, or even Twitter. I came across a great new service, similar to Ning. It allows you to create your own microblog. Now you have 140 characters to craft your own community. And, of course, it’s free. This would be a great tool for groups focused on one topic.

Twitter Conversation Types and Learning

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

I''ve often wondered how much learning really occurs via twitter conversations and can the learning be measured. Twitter is fabulous for supporting your loosely joined networks. And many in the eLearning community list Twitter as one of their favorite "Learning Tools".

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.

Twitter Brings Lower Quality Clicks

Tony Karrer

Richard Hoeg points out that for his blog Twitter = High Visits But Low Conversion. Basically, he shows his "referring sites" from Google Analytics for the past two weeks: His conclusion: Folks who visit from Twitter don't visit as many pages and spend less time of the site.

Twitter Captivate Integration

Tony Karrer

I particularly cited a DevLearn demo of twitter being embedded inside Captivate as the basis of a social learning experience. They’ve posted on the Adobe Captivate blog - Collaborative learning using Captivate and Twitter. The basic idea is that students will be able to have a social learning experience utilizing twitter as a messaging systems within a Captivate course. I mentioned in my post 2009 Predictions How Did I Do?

All The World's A-Twitter

Learning Visions

I've 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 she'd written on getting started with Twitter. SoulSoup sent me a link to a post he'd worked up on Twitter for business. It feels endless now -- all the places I need to go to keep in touch with my peeps: my phone, my email account (Outlook for work, gmail for life); Facebook; Google Reader; Twitter.

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. Firstly, see Twitter as a fast moving stream.