What Makes a Tweet Popular?

Portals and KM

It reported on research by a team of investigators at Indiana University researchers Lillian Weng, Alessando Flammini, Alessando Vespignani, and Filippo Menczer who recently published the paper, Competition Among Memes in a World With Limited Attention. I learned through my Twitter friend @eric_andersen, about an interesting article from the Atlantic, What Fuels the Most Influential Tweets? By Jared Keller.

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Self-direction can be learned

Ken Carroll

T his morning I addressed Dr Curt Bonk ‘s class at the School of Education at Indiana University. Last year Curt published an important book on how web technologies are changing education and learning – The World is Open - in which he included reference to my work at ChinesePod. .

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The Disneyland Guide to User Adoption

Michael Sampson - Currents

Indiana Jones - if the promised reward in name and fame is enough, everyone will be amazed at what you'll put yourself and your team through. Today I had a hard day at the office - ahem - at Disneyland. Here's my learnings about different user adoption strategies courtesy of the various rides and attractions: - the Tiki Tiki room - follow the leader. The leader shows what to do, and makes it easy for everyone else to join in. Thanks Jose for leading us in the song.

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A systems take on math and science education?

Making Sense With Facilitated Systems

Richard Hake , Emeritus Professor of Physics , Indiana University, recently posted an article describing how US colleges and universities are gradually coming to the view that they can't simply blame US secondary schools for the quality of math and science education incoming college students have, for the teachers and administrators of those secondary schools are themselves almost all products of the US college and university system.

Are You a Happy Tweeter or a Gloomy One?

Portals and KM

Psychologist Johan Bollen of the University of Indiana and colleagues tracked 102,000 Twitter users over six months, analyzing the 140-character-or-less text from 129 million of their tweets with standard techniques from psychology. There was an interesting article in the New Scientist, Happier people tweet together.

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The Business Value of Stories

Portals and KM

Bloomington: University of Indiana Press. “Sometime reality is too complex. Fiction gives it form.” Jean Luc Godard. Sitting on a Greek island, I am reminded of how historically, stories have played a key role in transferring knowledge; the epic poems and ancient parables are evidence of this ageless capability. Before text was invented, stories were the main form of knowledge recording and sharing, as the conditions for the preservation of ideas were mnemonic (Havelock, 1976).

5 eLearning video resources to watch this summer

e-Moderation Station

Another series of videos about online teaching and learning, this time courtesy of Curt Bonk at the University of Indiana. Summer is here. The skies are blue in Barcelona, and a lighter shade of grey in the UK.

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June Holley

John Tropea - Delicious Network

June Holley Innovation, Collaboration and Networks Networkweaving Home June Holley Jack Ricchiuto Valdis Krebs Send June an email. Read and comment on our blog. June Holley Network Weaver "Networks are a field of potential for action" June has been weaving economic and community networks for almost 20 years. Back then, she discovered complexity science and became intrigued with the phenomenon of transformation. How could communities change in ways that would make them good places for everyone?

10 Things About Social Media Marketing You Can Learn From Barack Obama

Web Community Forum

He understood that in today’s media culture, anything he said in Indiana would be compared to anything he said in Oregon, and he’d do better by just being honest about his policies and opinions than by trying to tailor them too much to the individual towns. L et’s face it, the Obama Presidential campaign was one of the most successful social media marketing efforts in the history of the internet.

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