Evaluating Facebook and Twitter for e-Learning


Facebook and Twitter. It’s something that can also work for live courses in a hybrid learning scenario: Purdue University, for example, has been experimenting with an app that allows students to “backchannel” during class through Facebook and Twitter.

How Online Training is Better than YouTube


Solutions can come in many forms, from formal multi-day classroom training to online training to telling people to watch a YouTube video. YouTube has certainly enabled an enormous variety of learning options that anyone can find. And there are many very good lessons on YouTube, right?

Trending Sources

PowerPoint 2007: Insert YouTube Videos

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by AJ George I am often asked how to get YouTube videos into a PowerPoint presentation, and, unless you're using the latest version (PowerPoint 2010), it's an understandable question.   Insert YouTube Videos into PowerPoint 2007 with Internet.

Facebook--Good for Your Memory: Twitter--Not So Much

Kapp Notes

A study recently released by Dr. Tracy Alloway of Scotland’s University of Stirling found that using Facebook stretches a person's “working memory” (short-term or recent memory), while Twitter, YouTube and text messaging tend to weaken it. She states in the article, Facebook 'enhances intelligence' but Twitter 'diminishes it', claims psychologist The ''instant'' nature of texting, Twitter and YouTube was not healthy for working memory. ''On

Making connections

Learning with e's

News of world events on Twitter and other large social media platforms have often stolen the march of the mainstream media, reaching hundreds of millions of people several hours ahead of any major media breaking news announcements.

Media 49

Twitter as a learning tool for surgeons

Jane Hart

For those of you who didn’t see the episode of Grey’s Anatomy that showed the use of Twitter as a learning tool for surgeons, here are some clips on YouTube. Doctor Bailey introduces Twitter as a learning tool to broadcast surgeries over the internet. TwitterThe chief on the other hand, is not very happy about [.].

Opening up #learning: new forms of knowledge

Learning with e's

The exponential growth of online repositories of knowledge (Wikipedia), media (Wikimedia Commons - the source of the image above), images (Flickr, Instagram) and video (YouTube, Vimeo) would not have been so dramatic if there was less demand.

How to Reduce Your Course Development Costs By 90+ Per Cent

Absorb LMS

YouTube alone experiences 100 hours of video uploaded every minute. 200 billion tweets are published to Twitter each year. ( [link] ). YouTube Statistics. Absorb LMS course created with content from Wikipedia, YouTube, and Slideshare. An existing YouTube video.

Cost 75

5 technologies to promote creative learning

Learning with e's

4) Making Twistory: Get students to follow, and interact with, historical figures on Twitter. If you would like to have a go tweeting as a historical character yourself, here''s a link showing you how to be a historical figure on Twitter. [NB:

Video 45

What These Three YouTube Channels Do Right in Educational Videos

DigitalChalk eLearning

Check out the latest stats from popular Internet video site, YouTube. Here’s a look at three YouTube channels that get educational videos right , from which you can draw ideas to help you create your own inspiring videos. Connect with Todd on Twitter.

How to Use Twitter: A Few eLearning Courses


A few months ago, after many colleagues, friends and family members asked me to help them get started on Twitter, I made a quick screen capture and narration course that I could email links to easily and share widely.

Changing the learning landscape

Learning with e's

Such user generated content can be found on YouTube (over 70 hours uploaded very minute) and Vimeo, images on Flickr, Facebook and Snapchat, and other content on a myriad of blogs, wikis and other content sharing platforms.

Media 32

Twitter as Social Learning: Seven Ways to Facilitate the Exchange.

Dashe & Thomson

Where Facebook and LinkedIn serve mainly as social dashboards for our personal and professional networks, respectively, I see Twitter as a customized information portal. Twitter gets a bad rap. Twitter is a marketer’s dream.

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! Google Reader: How to Setup a RSS Feed (YouTube video). Introduction to Edmodo (YouTube video). Twitter.

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! Google Reader: How to Setup a RSS Feed (YouTube video). Introduction to Edmodo (YouTube video). Twitter.

The survival of higher education (2): Changing times

Learning with e's

digital media FaceBook higher education learning social web Technology The future Twitter universities Web 2.0 wiki YouTube This is a continuation from yesterday''s post on changing roles , disruptive innovation and the survival of higher education.

Cultural hegemony and disruption

Learning with e's

YouTube and other video sharing sites have gained a significant purchase in the broadcasting world, and are in the process of displacing some of the previously prominent media channels. The Italian political theorist Antonio Gramsci is best known for his theory of cultural hegemony.

Media 33

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. Join twitter (or make better use of it).

Twitter in Training


There's lots of interesting stuff coming out this week on using Twitter as a training tool. First, Terrence Wing is moving like a house afire, first with this nice piece on using Twitter as a training platform, then with this great YouTube demonstration of using the video widget in the new Twitter interface to support delivery of a whole course via Twitter. You can visit Twitter to see the course, too.) Everybody won--including Twitter.

#TrainChat: Recap of our Twitter Chat with David Kelly


On Friday, the Daily Mindflash hosted a Twitter chat with contributor David Kelly, in which we discussed his latest article, “ Three Essential Tips for New Online Trainers.” fusionuni : Be inspired by how we learn outside of the workplace (Ted, YouTube, Google, LinkedIn, Twitter).

Drive like an Egyptian

Learning with e's

Be prepared for others to openly (and sometimes harshly) criticise your ideas when you blog, or post your video up to YouTube. blog Cairo driving education Egypt learning self organised learning Twitter wiki YouTube

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! Hashtags are only good for twitter. A word about twitter chats. .

Social Media Libraries for Flash

Upside Learning

Various elearning development companies are integrating the popular social media services like Twitter, YouTube etc. Twitter – There are many libraries available for Twitter integration. The complete list can be found at Twitter API wiki.

PowerPoint 2007: Insert YouTube Videos, Part 2

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by AJ George Last week I showed you how to insert YouTube videos into a PowerPoint 2007 presentation, but in order for it to work you would need to be presenting on a computer with an internet connection. Find the YouTube video you would like to insert into your PowerPoint presentation.

How to Use Microblogging in Workplace Learning

Upside Learning

Twitter has become the number 1 tool for learning in just three years – voted by hundreds of learning professionals in this survey at Jane Hart’s site. All these tools have functionality that’s similar to Twitter. In a couple of years, microblogging tools have become very popular.

Visions, values and video streaming

Learning with e's

We will also be running a live two-hour Twitter backchannel using the hashtag #EEES613. EEES613 education learning live streaming philosophy politics practice school society theories Twitter values video visions

The fame monster

Learning with e's

Can our worth be measured by the amount of Twitter followers we have or by how many +1s we receive on Google+? This number is calculated among other things, on an analysis of my recent web activity on Twitter, Facebook and Google+ over the last 90 days.

Life thru a lens

Learning with e's

I was quite surprised by the quick success I achieved when I posted them on YouTube. We shoot the videos out of sequence, using a Flip Cam, and then I edit them using Microsoft Moviemaker, and then upload it straight to YouTube.

Video 24

Your personal brand

Learning with e's

3) Get yourself a Twitter account. Twitter is a large social networking tool (with almost 500 million regular users) on which you can send messages or ''tweets'' of up to 140 characters. Set up your own YouTube channel. The job market is increasingly competitive.

Sharpest tools in the box

Learning with e's

Here are my 8 essential tools: 1) Twitter, because as I recently said in a YouTube video , it is immediate, social and personal. 3) My iPad, which accompanies me on all my travels, keeping me in touch with e-mail, Twitter and other sites I visit regularly during a working day.

My Personal Learning Network

Learning with e's

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 Flipcam PLE Personal Learning Network Blogger Melbourne Grainne Conole Aviedo Twitter

The 4 lessons Kid Fury teaches us

E-Learning Provocateur

Today I read about the Twitter misadventure at H&R Block whereby a call centre employee assuming the name “Kid Fury&# urged all his followers to phone in and ask for him. Twitter engagement kid fury

Media 47

Share trading

Learning with e's

The arrival of YouTube, Flickr and Slideshare and of course Twitter, made it easier to share than ever. Culture education FaceBook Flickr Friendster learning sharing slideshare social media YouTube We teach our children that sharing is good.