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Twitter as a Serendipitous Learning Space

Twitter as a Serendipitous Learning Space | eLearning, Medical Education and Other Snippets | Scoop.it
Following the paper on “Serendipitous Learning: Recognising and Fostering the Potential of Microblogging” which was appeared in the February 2011 Issue of the FORM@ARE journal, I have s...
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Teens slowly migrating to Twitter

Teens slowly migrating to Twitter | eLearning, Medical Education and Other Snippets | Scoop.it
Teens haven't adopted Twitter as quickly as other demographics, but that could be changing.

Facebook is like shouting into a crowd. Twitter is like speaking into a room" — that's what one teen said when he was participating in a focus group at Microsoft Research, Marwick says.
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Medicine and Technology [part of HCPLive]: #TwitterStudying: A Med Student’s Experiences with Twitter as a Study Tool and Support Network

Medicine and Technology [part of HCPLive]: #TwitterStudying: A Med Student’s Experiences with Twitter as a Study Tool and Support Network | eLearning, Medical Education and Other Snippets | Scoop.it
Only a handful of our medical students are on Twitter, so interesting to read this account of how twitter is helping one student in the US with her studies. HT to @Bonycastle for saving this to the Diigo Medical Education group.
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Twitter as a Metacognitive Support Device by Alan Reid : Learning Solutions Magazine

Twitter as a Metacognitive Support Device by Alan Reid : Learning Solutions Magazine | eLearning, Medical Education and Other Snippets | Scoop.it

Integrating social media into academia is not a novel idea. And since you are reading this, chances are you probably have been utilizing some feature of social media in the classroom for years. What is more interesting is asking why academia should exploit social media and, more specifically, Twitter.

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Learning with 'e's: My awesome PLN

Learning with 'e's: My awesome PLN | eLearning, Medical Education and Other Snippets | Scoop.it
Steve Wheeler blogs about his 'awesome PLE' and the new things he discovers through Twitter and other online social environments. I really like this section from the end of his post.

"Anyone who hoards knowledge in today's connected society is deluding themselves that that can actually benefit them in any way. It won't. Give what you have learnt away. Share it with your friends. Make it free to all those who are interested. You won't lose anything, but you will build stronger social and intellectual ties with your community of practice and interest, and as you share your own knowledge, you will discover that it comes back to you with interest."

Let's get sharing!
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Tumblr officially hosts more blogs than WordPress

Tumblr officially hosts more blogs than WordPress | eLearning, Medical Education and Other Snippets | Scoop.it
Although Tumblr has only been around for about four years, the microblogging platform now hosts most blogs than Wordpress.com.

As recently as January of this year, Tumblr was home to just 7 million individual blogs.
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