Using Twitter as a Professional Development Tool

The Learning Circuits

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. From that moment on, I have never looked at 'Training' the same, and each day the interactions I have on Twitter continue to shape me as a professional. I find that Twitter has the audience and usage that best provides professional development support for those in our field.

The Connected Educator: Building a Professional Learning Network

Allison Rossett

In addition to the popular social media tools ( Facebook , Edmodo , Twitter ), there are also interest-based groups, including Ning and Google/Yahoo! Twitter. What is Twitter and Why Should I Use It? Torrey Trust is my guest blogger.

Trending Sources

The Connected Educator: Building a Professional Learning Network

Allison Rossett

In addition to the popular social media tools ( Facebook , Edmodo , Twitter ), there are also interest-based groups, including Ning and Google/Yahoo! Twitter. What is Twitter and Why Should I Use It? Torrey Trust is my guest blogger.

Infographic: How Google has changed what it means to do research

eFront

1994: Development of first popular search engines (Alta Vista, Lycos, Excite and Yahoo). Paid placement ranking: Goto morphed into Overture and Yahoo. 2003: Yahoo acquires Overture (for paid placement) and Inktomi (search). 2006: Twitter launched.

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6 tips for making your e-learning content look current

eFront

Be conservative in what you adopt, as there is such a thing as being “too fashionable” If you want to play it safe, follow the design of established sites like Apple, Facebook, Twitter, Google, Yahoo and the like.

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Social Network Analysis - Twitter - Social Media - Best Stuff from Last Week

Tony Karrer

Overcoming Top 10 Objections to Social Learning - Social Enterprise Blog , April 24, 2009 Ten commandments of e-learning (content design) - Clive on Learning , April 30, 2009 Twitter Learning - eLearning Technology , April 30, 2009 Learning Goals - eLearning Technology , April 29, 2009 An eight-step process using Post-it notes to gain meeting consensus. Here is the best stuff from last week via eLearning Learning.

Twitter, Txtng, & Blended Learning

Big Dog, Little Dog

Twitter and Texting. And we can be sure that Twitter accounts for some, if not many of those text messages. But how valuable is Twitter to learning professionals? Jane Hart recently posted 100+ (E-)Learning Professionals to follow on Twitter and Tony Hirst immediately followd it with a Yahoo pipe that aggregates the tweets from Jane's list. Businessweek's article, Twitter Distracts and Annoys , notes that, "Twitter is the ultimate in self-centeredness.

10 Graphic Design tips for e-learning educators

eFront

Your users will all be familiar with sites like Facebook, Twitter, Google, Yahoo and the like, so keep an eye for design trends that appear on those that you can apply on your own e-learning site. . You deployed the most capable LMS platform (*cough* eFront *cough*).

10 resources I enjoyed in February 2013

Jane Hart

One of the hot topics on the Web over the last week or so has been Marissa Meyer’s decision to terminate working at home for Yahoo employees. Thanks to an internal memo leaked to Kara Swisher by a Yahoo employee, we have insight into a recent decision by their C-Suite.

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“Current Need-to-Know Tools and What’s Around the Corner” Nick Floro #olconf

Learning Visions

Check out #lrnchat on Twitter ( www.lrnchat.org ) www.slack.com - a team communication tool for the 21 st century. Check out the Backchannel – this is the online stream that often accompanies a conference as people share information on Twitter, through blogs, and more. Yahoo Weather. These are my live blogged notes from a concurrent session at this year’s Online Learning Conference , hosted by Training Magazine and happening in Denver. Forgive any typos and incoherencies.

Using Social Media for Learning: Tools & Practices #BHsocialmedia

Learning Visions

edmodo (originally developed for teachers and schools – includes grading features social go – sharing features, including video, blogging and works with Wordpress allow microblogging, profiles, groups, messaging, questions, polls, tagging, search Public social networks: Facebook LinkedIn Ning Yahoo Groups Google groups Some of these have member control and private groups Facebook the most accessed site in 2010!

A Web 2.0 wonderland

Learning with e's

He took his Skrbl sword in hand: Long time the Meehive foe he sought— So rested he by the Twitter tree, And stood awhile in thought. Yahoo ! Instead of simply recommending some Web 2.0 tools to you in the traditional way, I thought I would do something different.

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15 Great App Preview Videos and a Free Tool for Making Your Own

Visual Lounge

Yahoo Weather. As you see great examples…or make your own…please share them with us here in the comments or @appshowapp on Twitter. This week marks the release of iOS 8 , which means app preview videos are starting to show up in the App Store!

Learning Pulse

Xyleme

Four Heads are Better than One: A Chat about Collaborative & Social Learning My Moodle Test RSS feed Google Youdao Xian Guo Zhua Xia My Yahoo! Follow @dawnpoulos on Twitter. Home About Podcasts Videos Xyleme Inc.

Vote for your favorite learning tool

Jay Cross

My ten, in no particular order, are: Twitter. Discussion groups (Yammer, Socialcast, Google Groups, Yahoo Groups, Skype chats, etc.). It’s time to vote for your ten favorite learning tools. Jane Hart started this poll five years ago. I was the first participant. .

learning pulse

Xyleme

How not to adopt an LCMS The Great Debate Once Again… RSS feed Google Youdao Xian Guo Zhua Xia My Yahoo! Follow @dawnpoulos on Twitter. Home About Podcasts Videos Xyleme Inc. Home > Industry Talk > Learning Pulse Learning Pulse May 27th, 2009 Goto comments Leave a comment Tony Karrer is blogging about the term “meta-learning” and its definition as it was used in the article “ Become a chief meta-learning officer ” by Jay Cross and Clark Quinn.

Learning Pulse

Xyleme

1 Million e-Learning no more… Publishing Your Way to Content Success RSS feed Google Youdao Xian Guo Zhua Xia My Yahoo! Follow @dawnpoulos on Twitter. Home About Podcasts Videos Xyleme Inc. Home > Industry Talk > Learning Pulse Learning Pulse April 8th, 2009 Goto comments Leave a comment Jay Cross has started a conversation on the Future of Organizational Learning and Development. Great ideas have been shared so far. We are looking forward to the discussion on April 21st!

How Workforce Dynamics is Changing Fundamentally and How You Can Be Ready

Mindflash

Shobana Radhakrishnan is a technologist, blogger and speaker with extensive engineering experience playing various roles at companies such as Netflix, Yahoo! You can follow her on Twitter , LinkedIn or Google+. The day is not too far when the concept of a company campus or an office where everyone comes in to work and leaves during highly overlapping hours becomes a thing of the past.

iPad & eBooks: A Game Changer for Blended Learning

Xyleme

Follow @dawnpoulos on Twitter. Home About Podcasts Videos Xyleme Inc.

TechKnowledge 2011: Why Learning Professionals Still Have a Lot to Learn

Mindflash

In a panel discussion of chief learning officers, Susan Burnett, Chief Learning Officer at Yahoo!, Also, if you were unable to attend TechKnowledge this year, you can follow @ tk11 on Twitter or download the presentation slides from all the sessions. >> You know the expression — “We only hear what we want to hear.&#

$1 million e-learning no more…

Xyleme

… The Great Debate Once Again… Learning Pulse RSS feed Google Youdao Xian Guo Zhua Xia My Yahoo! Follow @dawnpoulos on Twitter. Home About Podcasts Videos Xyleme Inc. Home > Instructional Design , Single Source > $1 Million e-Learning no more… $1 Million e-Learning no more… April 15th, 2009 Goto comments Leave a comment I’ve been in the training and development business for nearly 20 years now. Things certainly have changed a lot in that time.

single-source learning content development…

Xyleme

Publishing Your Way to Content Success e-Books, Open Standards, and Content Formats RSS feed Google Youdao Xian Guo Zhua Xia My Yahoo! Follow @dawnpoulos on Twitter. Home About Podcasts Videos Xyleme Inc.

The top 10 reasons your mobile learning strategy will fail | Dawn.

Xyleme

Edublog Award Nominations RSS feed Google Youdao Xian Guo Zhua Xia My Yahoo! Follow @dawnpoulos on Twitter. Home About Podcasts Videos Xyleme Inc.

More Social Media Marketing Tips

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

Since then my interest has really been piqued (and my number of Twitter followers has jumped from just 5 to more than 100). I thought I might share a few more of the social media marketing tactics I'd learned through my Twitter connections. Become a Yahoo Answers Source of Knowledge Often when I have a question, I'll run a Google search on my query and one of the top results will typically be someone else with the same question on Yahoo Answers.

Interview with Misha McPherson, Director of Worldwide Sales Enablement, Marketing Software company

Mindflash

Prior to this, McPherson was director of global learning and development at Yammer, and also held senior sales training management positions at Monster and Yahoo! You can follow Misha on Twitter at: @MishaMcP.

10 Ways To Learn In 2010

The eLearning Coach

Here are a few: Amazon’s Askville , Yahoo Answers , Answerbag , Gotta Mentor , BlurtIt , and WikiAnswers. Learn through Twitter. You can search directly on Twitter, but they say the results are less than stellar. There are so many cool ways to learn online now.

What Learning Designers Can Learn from Marissa Mayer About Design

Mindflash

Although the conference topic was not directly related to eLearning or training, the Keynote interview with Yahoo! You can follow him on Twitter or on Google I attended the Dreamforce conference recently in San Francisco and was blown away by the size and scope of the conference.

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Product Review: Saba Social

eLearning 24-7

Twitter. the Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin, External blog, IM connections – Yahoo, AIM, etc., I admit that in general I have been underwhelmed in the past with Saba. A LMS whose UI is poor, ease of use not there and questionable feature sets and service.

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Clever Tool - IM Aggregator

Bottom-Line Performance

Use AIM and Yahoo Messenger with different friends? It allows you to control AIM, Yahoo, MSN, Facebook IM, and several other accounts. It will show any new messages from Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, or LinkedIn. Feeling overwhelmed by the five email accounts you have?

College Basketball + Gamification + $1,000 for Charity Equals Win

Bottom-Line Performance

This means you cannot play with an email such as Gmail, Hotmail, or Yahoo. We will update the current scoring leader each day on the Knowledge Guru twitter account and send out emails to all players announcing the current leaders.

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This Week on #TalkTech: Bad UX Design, Death of the Keyword Tool, and Tech Hype

Bottom-Line Performance

#TalkTech is the “flipped” approach to Twitter chats. Does anyone like the look of the new Yahoo mailbox? Yahoo Mail Background Annoys Users, Taxes Brains. Googe, Facebook, Twitter… they all have REALLY good things going.

My New Social Bookmarking Tool

eLearning Cyclops

With the initial rumor that Yahoo will be discontinuing it and now the news they may be selling it , I imported my bookmarks to Diigo. This is great because I often share these tags on my blog, Twitter, e-mail and even in the classroom, so seeing them preserved was very important to me. I have been a big fan of social bookmarking and my preferred tool for social bookmarking has been Delicious.

Tools of my trade

Learning with e's

Don't forget to comment today :-) Search Engine - I almost always use Google, but increasingly other search engines are on the horizon for me including Bing and Yahoo. tools Twitter FaceBook For a while now I have been thinking about the impact Web 2.0

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Time for the Training Department to be Taken Seriously

Xyleme

iPad & eBooks: A Game Changer for Blended Learning RSS feed Google Youdao Xian Guo Zhua Xia My Yahoo! Follow @dawnpoulos on Twitter. Home About Podcasts Videos Xyleme Inc.