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10 Ways to Learn From Twitter: Informal, Fast and Current

10 Ways to Learn From Twitter: Informal, Fast and Current | Agile Learning |

Twitter is a powerful platform for personal and professional learning, enrichment and growth. Use Twitter for informal learning.Post from: The eLearning Coach.

Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

Social media has world-wide, instant read tools for informal learning.  A post like this, by an e-learning coach, absolutely has a place in Agile Learning.  (There's more on the Social Media Learning Lab curation stream as well.)  ~ Deb

Robin Martin's comment, July 31, 2013 9:25 PM
Very, very cool Deb!
Deb Nystrom, REVELN's comment, July 31, 2013 11:49 PM
Thanks for the comment Robin!
Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, July 31, 2013 11:50 PM

First shared on Agile Learning, this post also belongs here in the Social Media Learning Lab.  ~  Deb

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Me as an infographic! Christina's Bio Illustrates It.

Me as an infographic! Christina's Bio Illustrates It. | Agile Learning |

To illustrate the previous full video on teaching, learning and doing research via social media in a university setting, here is an Infographic on Christina Costa.

The website also links to her PhD thesis:  

The participatory web in the context of academic research : landscapes of change and conflicts

I just developed an infographic on my experience using

It doesn’t look as great as I’d like – need to improve my design skills!! – but this was pretty easy to create.

A great way to illustrate one’s experience.


Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

Originally posted on my curation stream, "Infographics and Sweet Stats" - it also belongs here on Agile Learning to illustrate Christina's video listed below (full session on using Social Media in learning, research, teaching.) ~ D

Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, July 15, 2013 11:29 AM

As she says,  "A great way to illustrate one’s experience."  ~  D

Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, July 15, 2013 11:36 AM

I'd be remiss if I didn't also Scoop this to my Social Media curation stream at the SMLL - social media at the university, with the video lecturers bio illustrated via this infographic tool.  ~  Deb

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Social Media AND Social Learning, the Behavioral Difference | Education News

Social Media AND Social Learning, the Behavioral Difference | Education News | Agile Learning |

Social media is the platform and social learning is the act.  

(paraphrased by me - dn)

Social learning... is the act of exchanging ideas, knowledge or information through social media means.

Marcia Conner and Tony Bingham, in The New Social Learning, define social learning as:

  • ...people becoming more informed, gaining a wider perspective, and 
  • being able to make better decisions by engaging with others.
  • ...acknowledg[ing] that learning happens with and through other people, 
  • a matter of participating in a community, 
  • not just by acquiring knowledge.

Social learning is a behavior. It is not a separate behavior outside of the overall learning spectrum, but one that is also relatively new. One cannot assume that by enlisting in a Facebook or Twitter account (social media examples) that the user will be able to socially learn.

Organizations not only need to help with the definition of learning, they need to provide the right opportunities to help their employees understand how to socially learn as well.

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Curation & Blogging, Business Lessons Learned & Curator Prescience, 2012

A choice in social media for business today is blogging or curation, or some of both, or developing a hybrid. How do you make smart choices among traditional and the newest social media tools?

Curation to deal with Social Media Overload:  It's a theme in my new, tailored video presented this month to the local Lunch Ann Arbor Marketing, @LA2M group, focusing on the differences between blogging and curation.

Curation is not filtering, it's not aggregating, it's functioning as a librarian of current and classic content, which allows others into the curation process curate with you, to help avoid "filter bubble" syndrome (I've blogged & have a Move.on video on the subject.)  ScoopIt enables the co-creation curation function as one of the newer curation platforms out there.

I also mention in my video, both Beth Kanter, a respected blogger in non-profit circles, and Robin Good, who was just interviewed by Beth.  This seems to be a prescient convergence to me.

LA2M also archives most of their presentation, so my presentation partner, JT, has his slides and our UStream video archived here, so you can access our combined, recent curationg presentation.

What do you think about curation?  What are your questions?

~ Deb

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Opportunity or Threat? The New Transparency | Doug Rice via @JanetCallaway

Opportunity or Threat?  The New Transparency | Doug Rice via @JanetCallaway | Agile Learning |

In a play or musical, the scene or act will come to an end and the actors and actresses will fade to the back of the stage. 


Now we have:  The Death of the Curtain


Somewhere along the lines, between the revolution in information technology and the development of social media, the curtain vanished.


Businesses are increasingly losing their backstage. Performance is always live, there is no time to rehearse or rescript. The customer, more and more with each passing moment, can see everything.


Authenticity and transparency used to be a choice. You used to be able to plan exactly how much about you the customer should know.


Not anymore.


Your story is transparent, whether you like it or not.


The real you will shine through because there is no curtain to hide it. You are exposed. And the show will go on, whether or not you are ready for it.


The question you must ask yourself is whether or not this is a good thing. The open conversations you are having with your customers via Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, blog comments, etc. can go either way.


They’ll see you for who you are. The question is, “Who are you?”


Your story is more important than ever because now, more than ever before, customers can have instaneous access to it. Is it something that you are proud of or ashamed of? Do you fear joining social media due to the threat of bad PR or are you excited about joining social media due to the opportunity for good PR?


How you answer this questions says everything about your story.

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How We Use Social Media for Informal Learning - Less trainers, More curators

How We Use Social Media for Informal Learning - Less trainers, More curators | Agile Learning |
Vendors talk about social learning like its something revolutionary, but I'm here to tell you its not. Informal learning is an everyday thing.



We’ve found social media chats to be the perfect way to get even the most skeptical participant at least a small amount of exposure to social media as a learning tool.

I identified some of the common objections people have to social media for learning above, and now I will show how social media chats meet each one of those challenges:

  • It takes very little work to participate: People are able to take a 30 minute break from whatever task they were completing on a Thursday afternoon and spend time chatting with co-workers about topics of general interest. Since the articles are curated for them, it is easy to participate...
  • The weekly chat is a regular reminder to participate: #TalkTech is a recurring weekly event on everyone’s Outlook calendar. Everyone in the company knows it’s happening and the chat serves as a constant reminder to take advantage of social media tools for personal learning, even if that just means logging in for 30 minutes a week.
  • It’s easy to chat, or just read: People start to feel more comfortable participating in the chat when they see co-workers doing it. Since the topics are posted in our blog and we create a transcript of the chat afterwards, even people who prefer to absorb the content at a slower pace can access the information and benefit from the learning.
  • The chat provides structure: It’s easier to know “what to say” on social media when everyone is discussing the same topic for a set period of time. Instead of trying to figure out what to post about, the chat provides direction… and a clear start and stop time.


Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

This fits my experience and is a helpful strategy to facilitate learning using social media.  What do you think? ~  Deb

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"We help each other be expert." Social Media to learn, teach, research – Full Video

Difficult polymath problem?  "...The discussion would go until they solved the problem.   ...We are all experts...  We help each other be expert."

Autonomy, privacy, platforms, research, complexity, sharing incuding solving a complex math problem - solving problems collaboratively.

Video of the Cristina Costa session, Social Media for learning, teaching and researching at the University of Liverpool on 9th February 2012 - full video.

From the Univ. of Liverpool describing this session:

  • Cristina is the Learning and Research Technologies Manager at the University of Salford and was named the Learning Technologist of the year in 2010 (Association for Learning Technology). the seminar was for teachers-researchers who have heard of social media but do not have a great deal of experience with it.
  • Cristina challenged the approach to using the web ‘as a book’ – just as a place to go and ‘look things up’. 
  • She encouraged us to view the web as a place to set up challenges and inquiries for students, to use its social personal(ised) potential and overall to use the web to create.  To contribute not just to consume.  
  • The session was really well received, full of ideas and links to new practical choices.  

Related posts by Deb:  


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Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

Cristina Costa covers many themes including the problems with using Facebook and what tools work better, and complex polymath problem solving through collaboration.  ~  D

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Pinterest THIS, Curators: How McLuhan, Agel, and Fiore Created a New Visual Vernacular

Pinterest THIS, Curators:  How McLuhan, Agel, and Fiore Created a New Visual Vernacular | Agile Learning |

Pinterest THIS!  It's an opportunity to channel your connect-the-dots ability into absorbing this prescient piece from Brain Pickings.


It may strike you as sophisticated & illuminating  or wandering and confusing, depending on how it grabs your favorites or introduces you to unknown history.  


Some excerpted nuggets:

"...contemporary visual culture:  the convergence of highbrow and lowbrow, the vernacular of advertising, the dynamics of newspaper and magazine publishing, the creation of avant-garde mass culture, and a wealth in between."


"The purpose of this inventory is to draw a circle around a body of objects; to take stock of their common properties; and to tell a story about where they came from, what they were, and where they led.


Their variety is such as to sustain a multiplicity of narrative threads: about

  • the rise of a new photo-driven graphic vernacular;  
  • the triumph of a certain cognitive/cultural style;  
  • criss-crossing between high and low,  
  • erudite and the mass cultural;  
  • the shifting boundaries between books, magazines, music, television, and film.” 

Referred:  for the Information Age via @piscitelli

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Infographic – Service-Learning in Online Courses

Infographic – Service-Learning in Online Courses | Agile Learning |

This post features a decision tree:   to help people deal with questions on the merging of community-centered, experiential learning, and the fastest growing area within higher education.

Click the image above to download a PDF version of version 1.0 of the infographic. Also note the invitation for a webinar on the subject.

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