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Social media is impacting all aspects of our lives. One exciting development is the increasing ways Web 2.0 tools are be used in education.
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eLearning through Social Media

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Welcome! Social media use within education is an exciting development in the eLearning environment. The potential for engagement, cooperation and collaboration make it powerful way of developing a deep learning experience.

 

This topic is curated by staff in Learning Environments at the University of Melbourne, along with invited colleagues.

 

Note: These articles are posted around a common interest in MOOCs, to provide information and promote discussion. They do not represent the views or positions of the University of Melbourne.

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What Twitter offers teachers: The evidence

What Twitter offers teachers: The evidence | eLearning through Social Media | Scoop.it
“ By Kathryn Holmes Twitter is a revolutionary new tool for many teachers. They use it to drive their professional development and to connect with other educators. However not everyone is so enthusia...”
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Social Media for Health Professionals (illorem.com)

Social Media for Health Professionals (illorem.com) | eLearning through Social Media | Scoop.it
Our social media scoop brings you practical, relevant and innovative uses of social media in health practice #illorem #socialmedia #hcsm #healthtech
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Men get more Twitter abuse than women - Technology - NZ Herald News

Men get more Twitter abuse than women - Technology - NZ Herald News | eLearning through Social Media | Scoop.it
Male celebrities get more Twitter abuse than women, but men are also more likely to hurl abuse, a study shows. - New Zealand Herald

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Peter Mellow's curator insight, August 24, 11:59 PM

I love this final paragraph:

 

"Social media is now an important part of social life and researching it is vital to understand the world that we now live in. It allows us to gather more evidence about society and politics than ever before, spot emerging problems, and, above all help us know what to do about them."

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Reese Witherspoon misquotes Shakespeare

Reese Witherspoon misquotes Shakespeare | eLearning through Social Media | Scoop.it
Inspirational quotes on social media can be fairly annoying, and wrongly-attributed quotes are even worse.
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Looking good on LinkedIn

Looking good on LinkedIn | eLearning through Social Media | Scoop.it
There are six million Aussie members. So how can you stand out?
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A beginner's guide to defensive tweeting

A beginner's guide to defensive tweeting | eLearning through Social Media | Scoop.it
Key learnings from disasterous Twitter comebacks.
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Twitter Chat: How to Develop Good Online Learning Habits - US News

Twitter Chat: How to Develop Good Online Learning Habits - US News | eLearning through Social Media | Scoop.it
During a U.S. News Twitter chat, experts discussed ways students can engage with online courses.
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Flipboard As a Textbook Replacement

Flipboard As a Textbook Replacement | eLearning through Social Media | Scoop.it

"OK…so let me clarify that title. I honestly think textbooks are on their way out…or at least I hope they are. Really it should read “Flipboard as core curation artifact for classrooms” but that wouldn’t have you here reading now would it. "


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carldowse's curator insight, April 3, 6:58 AM

With its magazine function Flipboard is an attractive cross platform means of curating and delivering content fro teaching purposes.

Kim Flintoff's curator insight, July 8, 1:13 AM

Student created books generated from high quality collaborative curation strategies seems a very valid entry point to active learning.

Julie Bilz's curator insight, July 10, 9:35 AM

I am ready for a world without textbooks in both K-12 and higher ed.  Bring it on!!

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The World we Now Live In

The World we Now Live In | eLearning through Social Media | Scoop.it

A PSA in Scandinavia. #PeopleNowadays http://pic.twitter.com/79SjhIXOjt ;


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, June 7, 8:37 PM

This is hilarious but I think we all know SOMEBODY who first thinks that sharing it online is the top priority.  That's the scary thing.

Mandie Petrucci Socialmedia's curator insight, June 18, 3:02 AM

not strictly fire related but had to share

MsPerry's curator insight, August 25, 4:46 PM

APHG-Unit 3

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Content Curation in the classroom: Scoop.it interview at the Ohio University

A class from Ohio University's social media certificate program called Content Curation skyped with the CEO & Co-Founder of Scoop.it, a social curation site. Students live-tweeted to capture the advice and inspiration from Scoop.it CEO & Co-Founder, uillaume Decugis.

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gwynethjones's curator insight, July 31, 12:50 PM

Scoopit is my #1 Content Curation destination!

Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, July 31, 11:48 PM

Curaduría de contenidos en el aula.

Morgane Chevalier, PMP's curator insight, August 1, 12:19 AM

Je l'enseigne en formation continue de mon côté :-)

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The Revolution That's Already Happening

The Revolution That's Already Happening | eLearning through Social Media | Scoop.it

An Education in Facebook? examines and critiques the role of Facebook in the evolving landscape of higher education. At times a mandated part of classroom use and at others an informal network for students, Facebook has become an inevitable component of college life, acting alternately as an advertising, recruit-ment, and learning tool. But what happens when educators use a corporate product, which exists outside of the control of universities, to educate students? 


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Making money out of social media

Making money out of social media | eLearning through Social Media | Scoop.it

Members of the millennial generation who have come onto the job market since the crisis of 2008 have had widely publicised problems finding work.

Careers that sustained many previous generations - who became lawyers or doctors, for example - are often no longer an option.

But some young people are finding ways to earn a living from skills they learned not at school, but from chatting with their friends on social media.

Samira Hussain reports from New York on the opportunities opened up by technology that did not even exist a few years ago.


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Which Universities Are Effectively Using Social Media? | Edudemic

Which Universities Are Effectively Using Social Media? | Edudemic | eLearning through Social Media | Scoop.it
We post a lot of resources here about using social media in the classroom – it is one of the most requested topics, most often emailed about, most popular posts and overall topics in general for Edudemic. How to use Facebook in the classroom. How to use Twitter to boost your professional development. How to …

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The Do's and Don'ts of How to Use Hashtags

The Do's and Don'ts of How to Use Hashtags | eLearning through Social Media | Scoop.it
Do you know how to use hashtags? How about how not to use hashtags? This blog posts is a must read for anyone using hashtags.
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Ten Steps to Using Twitter in the College Classroom

Ten Steps to Using Twitter in the College Classroom | eLearning through Social Media | Scoop.it
Having experimented with social media for learning -- especially Twitter -- across my courses, I am convinced that social media offers powerful opportunities to connect with students, by providing new ways for them to own the learning....
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Social Media in the Classroom? 5 Pros and Cons to Consider

Social Media in the Classroom? 5 Pros and Cons to Consider | eLearning through Social Media | Scoop.it
Have you ever considered the role of social media in the classroom?Whether you have children or not, it seems that everyone has a stance on this issue, and we’re interested in your feedback! As we
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Using Twitter in the classroom - my firsthand experience - Craig Kemp's Professional Reflection Blog

Using Twitter in the classroom - my firsthand experience - Craig Kemp's Professional Reflection Blog | eLearning through Social Media | Scoop.it

As an educator who is addicted to Twitter I have always read about students getting introduced to Twitter and wondered how it would work. After reading and reading I have finally decided to give it a go. Here is my introduction to Twitter in my classroom.


Last Tuesday, the day started like any other. Roll call, discussion, introduction to an activity and a bit of a laugh with my Year 7 and 8 Technology class. We had been discussing the importance of being an active online user and being a positive digital citizen (the students are preparing some presentations for Year 2-3 children later in the term). The conversation moved into learning environments and we discussed the small and "un-student friendly" (their words) environment that they were currently sitting in.

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Unis frown on note-sharing website as bright students cash in - National - NZ Herald News

Unis frown on note-sharing website as bright students cash in - National - NZ Herald News | eLearning through Social Media | Scoop.it
New Zealanders are uploading their lecture notes to a website that sells them on to other students and returns a share of the profit to the author. - New Zealand Herald
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Why This Professor Is Encouraging Facebook Use in His Classroom

Why This Professor Is Encouraging Facebook Use in His Classroom | eLearning through Social Media | Scoop.it

Facebook and academe aren’t exactly friends. Over the years, the social-media company has been the source of ethically questionable research, the purveyor of uncomfortable teacher-student interactions, and, of course, the consummate classroom distraction, scourge of lecture halls the world over.

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Tweeting to Learn: Extending Social Classroom Learning Via Twitter

Tweeting to Learn: Extending Social Classroom Learning Via Twitter | eLearning through Social Media | Scoop.it

As a social networking platform, Twitter can be a place for rich, informal learning for individual academics.[1] But can it have an equally valuable role in deepening what happens in college classrooms?
For some adult students, Twitter already has a place in their personal or professional lives, as they use it to:


Follow and interact with experts and sources (including news outlets,

blogs and publications) in their specialty areas;


Access local, national and global breaking news;


Connect with professional organizations and fellow members; and


Follow conference backchannels on-site or from a distance.

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The Typical University Website

The Typical University Website | eLearning through Social Media | Scoop.it

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, April 30, 4:40 PM

This is XKCD being snarky and insightful as usual.  Too many organizations think that managing their brand is the primary reason for a website and fail to address the needs of those using their websites. 

Mr. Martin's curator insight, May 6, 3:45 PM

Just watched #GenLike today with students and this diagram fits exactly into the message. Brand awareness > useful information.

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When High School Students Struggle with Textbook Reading

When High School Students Struggle with Textbook Reading | eLearning through Social Media | Scoop.it
Many textbooks aren't even close to authentic reading experiences. Minimize student struggle by identifying purpose, assigning reasonable homework, and teaching them to self-monitor for understanding.

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MsPerry's curator insight, August 12, 7:46 PM

FOR TEACHERS-READING

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12 Effective Ways To Use Google Drive In Education - Edudemic

12 Effective Ways To Use Google Drive In Education - Edudemic | eLearning through Social Media | Scoop.it
Are you a Google Drive / Google Docs fan? Do you take notes, compose papers, construct spreadsheets, and build presentations in real-time on the web while collaborating with others? I’m not necessarily promoting Google Drive; just merely pointing out a few of the powerful ways the free tool can help you save time and keep you better organized.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, July 21, 3:37 AM

Google Drive (AKA Google Docs) is a one stop shop for the blended classroom. 

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How to earn a living on Instagram

How to earn a living on Instagram | eLearning through Social Media | Scoop.it

One year ago, photography was just a hobby for Daniel Arnold.

Dissatisfied with his corporate job, he would spend his free time wandering the streets of Manhattan capturing odd moments with his camera.

 

The passion, he says, turned into an obsession, and after posting his work on Instagram he won attention for his skill and his eye for the unusual.

 

Arnold's following on the social media site grew quickly and he has become something of an Instagram celebrity, with well over 50,000 followers.

 

He has managed to turn his popularity online into success in real life too - earning $15,000 (£8,925) in a single day by selling photos from his Instagram feed.

 

He has quit his office job and is now making a living taking pictures.

His work can be seen in digital form on his Instagram feed and in person in his first solo show at the Mark Wolfe Contemporary Art Gallery in San Francisco through June 27.

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Do I Need a Digital Teaching Portfolio?

Do I Need a Digital Teaching Portfolio? | eLearning through Social Media | Scoop.it
Designing a well-organized and professional teaching portfolio can give you an edge in a competitive job market, and help you score high marks on your school's teacher evaluation form. It is, however, a time-consuming endeavor (the average portfolio takes about two to three days of work), and once built, your portfolio will require regular attention. 

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Елена Полякова's curator insight, July 28, 5:06 AM

е-портфолио

Pamela Schield's curator insight, August 2, 4:32 AM

A digital portfolio helps organize the artifacts that may otherwise fall by the wayside forgotten. I can appreciate the business card analogy.

Steve Vaitl's curator insight, August 3, 6:45 PM

Great tips for all my teaching and professional friends.