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Education World: Using Twitter for Professional Development

Education World: Using Twitter for Professional Development | Collaborationweb |
A growing number of educators are using the microblogging platform Twitter as an easy, low-cost alternative to traditional trainings and conferences.

Via Gust MEES
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I guess if you are reading this you are probably using this alternative already!

Philip Verghese 'Ariel's comment, January 26, 2013 3:39 AM
Hi Gust, Thanks for this share Have a Good Day
Tom Hood's curator insight, January 26, 2013 9:58 AM

Imagine getting all of the key notes of the thought leaders in the conference pushed to you in real time. That is why we love Twitter with our conferences.


We have found twitter to be a great learning augmentation and support tool for conferences and key leanring events. We use a hashtag and then produce a tweetbook post conference and share with attendees. These community notelbooks are great to recap conferences in blog posts, share learning with people unable to attend, and extend the insights from the conferences. 

Mary Perfitt-Nelson's curator insight, January 26, 2013 4:53 PM

Twitter can move your professional learning in ways you never dreamed.  

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It’s Official: Using Twitter Makes Students More Engaged

It’s Official: Using Twitter Makes Students More Engaged | Collaborationweb |

Assistant Professor of Education at Michigan State University, Christine Greenhow, conducted a study titled “Twitteracy: Tweeting is a New Literary Practice.” In it, she found that college students who tweet as part of their instruction are more engaged with the course content, the teacher, other students, and they have higher grades.


“Tweeting can be thought of as a new literary practice,” said Greenhow, who also studies the growing use of social media among high-schoolers. “It’s changing the way we experience what we read and what we write.” “The students get more engaged because they feel it is connected to something real, that it’s not just learning for the sake of learning,” Greenhow said. “It feels authentic to them.”


“One of the ways we judge whether something is a new literary form or a new form of communication is whether it makes new social acts possible that weren’t possible before,” Greenhow said. “Has Twitter changed social practices and the way we communicate? I would say it has.”


===> The study appears in the research journal Educational Forum. <===


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10 Amazing #SocialMedia Statistics [INFOGRAPHIC]

10 Amazing #SocialMedia Statistics [INFOGRAPHIC] | Collaborationweb |
Did you know that Twitter is grabbing more new registrations than Facebook, with more than half of its entire userbase compromised of people who have signed up in the last year, compared to just 19 percent for Mark Zuckerberg’s baby?

What if I said that almost a quarter (23 percent) of Facebook users check their account five or more times each day, Twitter users are 33 percent more likely to be Democrats or – sorry Foursquare – that 74 percent of Americans are unfamiliar with the concept of ‘checking in’.


These, and several other amazing social media statistics, can be found in the infographic on social media statistics...

Via Lauren Moss, John van den Brink, Gladys Pintado, Firas Ghunaim, Khaled El Ahmad
LuciaSilva's comment, October 7, 2012 4:35 PM
Great post!
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That's ow some good job's curator insight, July 23, 2013 4:56 AM

#socialmedia statistics

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The Ten Commandments Of Twitter

The Ten Commandments Of Twitter | Collaborationweb |

Oscar Del Santo: "The proliferation of trolls and fanatics in our beloved chirping microblog has made it urgent to issue some shared guidelines we can all adhere to" ...

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People and Change consultant, 25 years experience in Organisation Development. Executive coach. Very experienced facilitator and team developer.