Learning by coincidence on Twitter

Joitske Hulsebosch

(cartoon via Rob Speekenbrink ) I get involved in lots of discussions whether Twitter - is learning (or nonsense). People are sceptical on what you can learn through 140 characters. Probably the main difference is in the theory about learning that people hold.

Twiitering = learning?

Joitske Hulsebosch

I often have conversations about the role of social media in learning processes. Sometimes people might say: ' Ok, but twitter is not learning. How can you learn from 140 characters?! In that case twitter is very important. Pragmatism: learning by doing.

Trending Sources

Twitter is Not a Social Network

Alchemy of Change

Gideon Rosenblatt Follow me on Twitter RSS Feeds Home About Movement as Network « Thank you, Benoît Mandelbrot Keep Stretching… » Twitter is Not a Social Network That’s right, Twitter is not a social network. See my post on Twitter’s Golden Egg.

Twitter's Golden Egg

Alchemy of Change

A number of organizations take advantage of “User Generated Content,&# but only a few have built the kind of momentum we see with Twitter. The commitment of its core users is intense, and a key element of Twitter’s strategy for competing with Facebook.

Open teaching and learning

Jenny Connected

This has been a pleasure and illuminating in many respects, and has caused me to reflect once again on the meaning of ‘openness’ in teaching and learning. The tutors I am working with are, mostly, not used to working ‘in the open’, for example in Twitter or on personal blogs, such as this one.

2015 71

Is Twitter Where Connections Go to Die? – The Unfollowing Experiment

Elsua

Over three years ago I wrote a blog entry over here about Twitter under the provocative heading: ‘ Twitter is where conversations go to die ’. I still love Twitter, as I wrote just recently. Why do we follow people on Twitter in the first place? What Have I Learned?

2015 68

Top 10 Tools for Learning 2016

Elsua

Top 100 Tools for Workplace Learning – for use in training, for performance support, social collaboration, etc. Top 100 Tools for Personal & Professional Learning – for self-organised learning. Top 10 Tools for Learning 2016.

2016 63

Free webinar on Twitter for Australian Teachers – PIL Microsoft Teachers

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

I’m teaching a free webinar on Twitter for Australian Teachers – it’s on the PIL network for teachers and sponsored by Microsoft. **. It’s often said Twitter is one of the most powerful teacher professional development tools available. Etiquette on Twitter.

2013 66

Collaborators, Cooperators and People I Learn From

Elsua

So I decided to look deeper, in retrospect, and try to define for myself the kinds of relationships I have built over the years with the people who I used to follow on Twitter and see how I would be able to group them accordingly. It’s, by far, my favourite feature from Twitter from all along.

2015 76

Learning from indigenous voices on twitter

Chris Corrigan

She is a very involved white woman, doing work with universities and indigenous communities and even she was having trouble finding good resources to keep her learning going and share with others. For me, this is where twitter is immensely helpful.

How Social Networking Tools Enable Heutagogy in Learning Organisations

Elsua

Now imagine you swap the wordings ’ teaching ’ for ‘learning’ and ‘our schools’ for ‘ our workplaces ’. That’s why Workplace Learning is broken and why heutagogy may need to come to the rescue to save us all…. our networks) we would want to learn with / from.

2016 72

Google Plus and Twitter – How They Work for Me Hand in Hand

Elsua

But I am back to Twitter. Does this all mean that I will be using both Twitter and Google Plus, in conjunction, when a couple of weeks back I ventured to state that my days in Twitter were numbered? Not Twitter’s any longer.

2011 125

Evaluating open learning scenarios – keynote presentation

Jenny Connected

Here are the slides and notes for the keynote presentation that Roy Williams and I gave at the E Learning Conference, FH Joanneum, in Graz, Austria, on Wednesday 17 September 2014. Surfacing, Sharing and Valuing Tacit Knowledge in Open Learning Environments from Jenny Mackness. This involved developing and running a distance learning teacher training programme, which in turn led to an ongoing interest in how learners learn in open learning environments.

2014 52

#NRC01PL Personal Learning MOOC Week 1

Jenny Connected

I have registered for Stephen Downes’ 7 week Personal Learning MOOC – Here is the text, advertising the course, from the first part of Stephen Downes’ Half an Hour blog. Course objectives: participants will develop an appreciation of different models of online course delivery, ranging from the traditional LMS through connectivist MOOCs to potential future models of personal learning and performance support. Beyond Instructional Design: Open Spaces and Learning Places.

2016 45

#NRC01PL Personal Learning MOOC Week 3

Jenny Connected

There have been a few interesting goings on in the open ‘Personal Learning Conversation’ that Stephen Downes is running. In this he responded to Contact North’s ideas about the Future of Online Learning, expanding on the ideas and saying where he agreed and disagreed.

2016 42

New metaphors for learning

Jenny Connected

Once you start thinking in terms of metaphors for learning, you find them everywhere. At the beginning of this year Mariana Funes, Frances Bell and I had a paper published about the use of the rhizome as a metaphor for learning.

2016 23

(almost) Everything about video for learning professionals

Joitske Hulsebosch

January was our #videoleren theme on Twitter with the Ennuonline twitter tips. Another nice quote on the Learning en Technologies conference in london was: " online learning at times seems emotionless and video is covering that niche ".

2015 78

Going Mobile: Twitter celebrities

e-Moderation Station

To celebrate the recent publication of our new book Going Mobile (co-authored with Gavin Dudeney), we’re sharing a number of activities you can try out with your students, to get them using mobile devices as part of the their language learning.

If space is a becoming what kind of spaces do we need for learning?

Jenny Connected

The second keynote at the Networked Learning Conference 2016 was presented by Sian Bayne. The title of her keynote was Campus Codespaces for Networked Learning , which she framed around the question ‘Do we need other ways to think about networked learning space?’. E-Learning.

2016 58

Stimulating self-directed learning

Joitske Hulsebosch

We had quite some confusion this week going on about the concept of 'networked learning' during an interesting day with learning professionals. For some this is really about networking online through social media and learning a lot by connecting with other professionals online.

2011 46

My social learning experiences

Joitske Hulsebosch

I choose the topic: my example of social learning. I notice that there is a lot of confusion about social learning: is social learning about learning through social media? is social learning any process in which more than two people are involved?

2016 21

Rhizomatic Learning – A Pedagogy of Risk

Jenny Connected

On Twitter Nick Kearney asked “Are we reaching an understanding of what ‘rhizomatic’ praxis might involve?”. I think we probably still need a clearer view of what happens or can happen, in terms of learning, in the open space for learning that will be created by taking a rhizomatic approach.

2014 46

Making Sense of the Rhizome Metaphor for Teaching and Learning

Jenny Connected

For the first post see – The Rhizome as a Metaphor for Learning. Many Rhizo14 participants valued the metaphor of the rhizome for teaching and learning. P2PU , Facebook, Twitter, Google +), learner autonomy, diversity, openness and interaction.

2014 61

Nancy White and Suzy – An Intro to Twitter

Elsua

Over the last few days, perhaps last couple of weeks, I have been having, once again, that ongoing love / hate relationship with Twitter, inclining itself a little bit more on the hate side of things this time around. Tweeting is owned by Twitter.

2011 49

Work Stream #1 – Learning Is the Work

Elsua

And along the way, something else very important to me as well, learn. Learn from you, learn with you, on what it is like becoming a successful Socially Integrated Enterprise. Learning is the work ’ , after all.

2016 28

Your number of followers on Twitter doesn't matter but retweets and mentions do

Joitske Hulsebosch

And I used to reassure them that you only get a notification from Twitter when people start following you, not when they unfollow you. I read the paper: Measuring user influence in twitter: the million follower fallacy by Cha, Haddadi, Benevenuto and Gummadi.

2011 51

So many learning style tests, so little time.

Joitske Hulsebosch

I went looking for a learning style test for an online course. I thought a learning style test was a nice ramp up for an exercise where people had to blog about their own facilitator style - from the idea that it is good to know your own preferences and biases as a trainer/facilitator.

2011 73

Top 16 Reasons I Like Facebook More Than Twitter

Online Social Networking

I’m not at all thinking about quitting Twitter or stopping to recommend it. Twitter is a valuable social media tool that I wouldn’t want to be without. Facebook vs. Twitter. Less Spam Abuse - Facebook fights spam more effectively than Twitter.

The New Twitter Guide for Newsrooms

Portals and KM

I have been discussing the relationship of Twitter and journalism a bit (see Twitter Not a Replacement for Journalism but a Complement and T he New Twitter Journalism , as well as related: I s Twitter Speech, Text, or Something New? ). Many others have touched on the topic and now Twitter, itself, is stepping in with its  “Twitter for Newsrooms,”  using the hastag #TfN. Mashable notes that Twitter may be preaching to the choir.

2011 36

Making Business Sense of Social Media and Social Networking – Twitter For Business

Elsua

I have been using Twitter now for nearly four years and I still learned a trick or two I didn’t know about it while Paul & Chad covered the slides. IBM Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Learning Personal KM Productivity Tools Social Computing

2011 63

#NRC01PL – What does personal learning mean to me?

Jenny Connected

This is the question we have been asked to respond to in Week 4 of the Personal Learning MOOC (#NRC01PL). In other words, freedom to learn when, where, how, and with whom I want to. For example, if part of my PLE is a learning management system (LMS), then I will experience constraints within that system, but ideally it will have been my choice to have an LMS within my PLE. I wondered whether it would make a good Twitter chat. So what does personal learning mean to me?

2016 25

Networked Learning 2016: Do we need new metaphors?

Jenny Connected

The question in the title of this post was raised by Caroline Haythornthwaite in her keynote presentation for the Networked Learning Conference 2016. e.g. Gig learning and Uber learning. Campus Codespaces for Networked Learning. New Metaphors for Networked Learning.

2016 23

ModPo – Learn how to undo the way in which we read

Jenny Connected

I know very little about poetry, little more than what I learned in this course last year. My work and real interest is in how people learn. What I find so fascinating about ModPo is how much of what happens in this course resonates with my own personal interest in how people learn.

2014 84

Emergent Learning at ALTC2103

Jenny Connected

I am no longer there and am trying to follow what’s going on via the Twitter stream, but it doesn’t work for me. Our session – Learning in the Open – went reasonably well, but on reflection I think we could have done a more ‘out of the box’ presentation. It’s ironic that we were talking about emergent learning and the factors that might need to be considered to promote it, but we still fell into a fairly conventional way (a trap?) ALT-C is in its second day.

How can social media support learning alliances/multistakeholder processses?

Joitske Hulsebosch

Social media for learning alliances on Prezi The intro session made me reflect on the difference in learning in a community of like-minded professionals and multistakeholder processes (By CDI also referred to as learning alliances). How honest can we be on Twitter for instance?

Making social learning practical: the LOSmakers event

Joitske Hulsebosch

It is a collaborative effort by the LOSmakers, a group of 15 professionals passionate about the new potential offered by social media to stimulate social learning. One group chose as a topic: what can you do as a learning professional with few means to support learning in small groups?

NLC2016 Hotseat notes: Boundaries and Limits of Networked and Connected Learning

Jenny Connected

The second Networked Learning Conference 2016 Hotseat was a much quieter affair than the first, but none the worse for that. The topic, facilitated by Sonia Livingstone was – Boundaries and Limits of Networked and Connected Learning . Sonia posted 4 topics for us to discuss: Experience of networked and connected learning, their boundaries and limits. Experience of networked and connected learning, their boundaries and limits. Connected Learning.

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Social Media Online Courses and Training

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Save Time: Learn about autoposting and autoscheduling , natively within Facebook & Twitter as well investigate which social media dashboards are best for automation – Hootsuite, Sprout Social and Buffer. Play with automation software combined with social media dashboards to autofollow and unfollow on Twitter. ” (from Twitter). Course Online Communities social media Training campaign Facebook google plus online strategy Twitter workshop

2015 118

Book review: the new social learning

Joitske Hulsebosch

I read 'the New Social Learning' by Tony Bingham and Marcia Conner. There was actually less new information than I had hoped for, I missed a deeper layer of understanding how social media changes learning processes. social media organisational learning social learning

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Reaching out via Twitter

Michelle Laurie

In the last couple months I have come across an info graphic on Twitter that is definitely worth sharing. As a recently new ‘tweeter’ (6 months) these stats are helpful in understanding the power of Twitter and how to harness that power. I am not alone on Twitter, 1 billion tweets go out every week. Yep – it’s a fast and fun tool for communication, outreach and learning. How can you argue when someone is joining Twitter every 5 seconds?