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The Psychology of Twitter

The Psychology of Twitter | ID, E-learning & Social Media | Scoop.it
In an age where millions of people document their lives online, it begs the question: what are the psychological reasons behind Twitter? Read more about the psychology of social media here.
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eLearning Hack: 7 steps to improve your online courses

eLearning Hack: 7 steps to improve your online courses | ID, E-learning & Social Media | Scoop.it

Even if your online courses are good enough, it's not that hard to make them even better. Enjoy these 7 quick steps and improve the quality of your courses.

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The Rules of Twitter - Hybrid Pedagogy

The Rules of Twitter - Hybrid Pedagogy | ID, E-learning & Social Media | Scoop.it
Twitter is a corporate-owned digital medium that has become a hacked public digital media space. The medium has been bent to the purposes of its users.
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"Twitter is an incredibly dynamic digital tool that can create spaces of flattened hierarchies. These spaces can fuel inclusive pedagogy. But before teaching with Twitter, instructors have to think about how to use it together with students. What are the rules — particularly in relation to ethics?"

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Jisc Digital Media | games-home

Jisc Digital Media | games-home | ID, E-learning & Social Media | Scoop.it
Digital media help desk – digitise, create, manage and use still images, sound and video – free for UK higher education, further education and skills.
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This infokit serves to guide people within the academic sector towards making sensible decisions in the use of digital games in learning. These decisions should include:

Appropriate. What is the right type of game for a specific learning situation?Realistic. Will the game simulate the real world to an acceptably accurate degree?Practical. Can you successfully use the game in a learning situation?Acceptable. Will the many people involved in the use of the game (the ‘stakeholders’) be supportive or obstructive?
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The 15 Best Browser Extensions to Improve Your Social Media Marketing

The 15 Best Browser Extensions to Improve Your Social Media Marketing | ID, E-learning & Social Media | Scoop.it
A list of the best browser extensions for Chrome, Firefox, and Safari that can help you share better to Facebook, Twitter, and many more social media sites.
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There are a few actions I perform over and over again as I work through mysocial media marketing plan. Do you know the feeling? You click on the same few buttons or type in the same URL.

And then, one day, someone shows you a browser extension that completely rocks your world for the better.

I’d love to share some of those world-rocking browser extensions with you today. There’re several great options out there to supercharge your browser and streamline the tasks you keep coming back to.

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Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development: HangChat: Google Hangout on Air During a Twitter Chat

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development: HangChat: Google Hangout on Air During a Twitter Chat | ID, E-learning & Social Media | Scoop.it
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A G+HoA is a live video conference with up to 10 participants in video chat room setting. Think of it as a virtual dinner party.  Or a virtual happy hour gathering to watch a sporting event. Or better yet think of it as an over flow room with a video feed of the main room.  Only instead of having only 140 characters to communicate you can talk amongst yourselves and share your twitter chat experience together in a virtual small group setting.

Some have put forth the idea of doing a G+HoA right after the twitter chat as a sort of recap. It's an interesting idea, but it doesn't solve the problem of desiring a more human connection DURING the twitter chat experience.

After 4 weeks of testing the idea, I've found that doing a G+HoA during a twitter chat more than provides the engagement I'm looking for.

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Studies of e-portfolio implementation (videos and toolkit) : Jisc

Studies of e-portfolio implementation (videos and toolkit) : Jisc | ID, E-learning & Social Media | Scoop.it
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The online resources, five video case-studies and an online toolkit for managers and practitioners, explore the issues, challenges and benefits of scaling up e-portfolio use across a university or college, and offer opportunities to explore the pros and cons of different approaches and methodologies.

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How Twitter Cards Can Help Increase Reach of Your Tweets

How Twitter Cards Can Help Increase Reach of Your Tweets | ID, E-learning & Social Media | Scoop.it
Have you checked out Twitter Cards yet? I think you should. It will help increase the reach of your tweets. Check them out now!
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Twitter Cards are a way to provide extra information about your content to Twitter so you can maximize the potential of any tweet shared.

 

By adding a few lines of code to your website, you can inform Twitter of photos, videos or other media (e.g. SlideShare presentations).  When someone shares out your content, a ‘Twitter Card’ will be added to your content so that Twitter displays a lot more information.

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20 Useful Tools & Apps For Everyday UX Tasks

20 Useful Tools & Apps For Everyday UX Tasks | ID, E-learning & Social Media | Scoop.it
We've prepared a collection of 20 tools and apps that could help you in your everyday UX tasks.
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Great list - some yet to learn... 

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6 Top Tips to Build A Solid eLearning Portfolio - eLearning Industry

6 Top Tips to Build A Solid eLearning Portfolio - eLearning Industry | ID, E-learning & Social Media | Scoop.it

How to Build an eLearning Portfolio: If you've been looking for a simple guide to help you develop a winning eLearning portfolio you read this article!

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The process of creating an eLearning portfolio that effectively demonstrates talents and skill-sets to potential employers and clients.

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Creativity on the Run: 18 Apps That Support the Creative Process

Creativity on the Run: 18 Apps That Support the Creative Process | ID, E-learning & Social Media | Scoop.it
"The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." - Albert Einstein We do not need to tea...
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We do not need to teach creativity, but rather inspire its daily practice. Somewhere along the way, we simply forgot to honor this innate gift and how to access its power. Our role as educators is to encourage learning experiences that increase the ability to recognize and listen to our inner voice.

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Free eLearning Books - The Ultimate List - eLearning Industry

Free eLearning Books - The Ultimate List - eLearning Industry | ID, E-learning & Social Media | Scoop.it
Free eLearning Books: The Ultimate List of Free eLearning eBooks. 53 free eLearning and instructional design books from the eLearning industry's top talents
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This article highlights 53 free eLearning and instructional design books from the industry's top talents. The insight and advice offered by experienced eLearning professionals give you the opportunity to create winning deliverables for both private and professional learning audiences.

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A Complete Guide to Creating Awesome Visual Content

A Complete Guide to Creating Awesome Visual Content | ID, E-learning & Social Media | Scoop.it
The push for visual content seems is only getting stronger. Here are some of our favorite ideas, tips, and tools to help produce great images.

Via Elizabeth E Charles
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Visuals and moving images... utmost importance for engagement with some.

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Ein Wort sagt mehr als 1000 Worte - doch warum eigentlich? Der wissenschaftliche Hintergrund der Macht visueller Information und ein Guide mit Tipps und Beispielen. Interessant nicht nur für Social Media, sondern auch für Trainer, Lehrer und Online-Tutoren, die Bilder, Videos, Grafiken, Cartoons oder Charts eindrucksvoll(er) einsetzen möchten.
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How to build a Serious Game: Actors and Their Roles

How to build a Serious Game: Actors and Their Roles | ID, E-learning & Social Media | Scoop.it
Serious games engage learners through one primary human behavior: emotions. RPGs engage their learners through emotions and empathy.
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“Decision making is assessed best in learning-by-doing scenarios. Winn focuses on four elements: Learning (content and pedagogy), Storytelling (character, setting and narrative), Game play (mechanic), and User experience (User Interface)." 
Brian Winn, Associate Professor, Michigan State University

 

Did you hear about RPGs? Role Play Games? Serious games in the eLearning environment are predominantly role playing. There are actors, players, non-players, invisible actors that “act” based on your decisions.

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A Beautiful Visual Explaining The Internet of Things ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Beautiful Visual Explaining The Internet of Things ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | ID, E-learning & Social Media | Scoop.it

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QA Test Strategies for Mobile Learning by Mark Simon : Learning Solutions Magazine

QA Test Strategies for Mobile Learning by Mark  Simon : Learning Solutions Magazine | ID, E-learning & Social Media | Scoop.it
The advent of eLearning pushed us into relatively simple QA testing because we needed to test for things such as multi-browser compatibility and proper behavior on a specific LMS. However, the landscape for today’s mLearning developer is much more complex, and testing needs to be much more thorough. Learners now have a plethora of hardware devices running many different operating systems and potential environments for mLearning applications, making it increasingly important to have a more formal QA testing and validation system.

How can an mLearning developer possibly hope to test and validate with all of the potential variables that will be used by their audience? The answer lies in an organized QA testing strategy, and that begins with an effective working knowledge of QA testing concepts.
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[Dr. Michael Allen] My Engaging e-Learning Obsession

[Dr. Michael Allen] My Engaging e-Learning Obsession | ID, E-learning & Social Media | Scoop.it
Michael Allen talks to Rob Caceres about his obsession with creating engaging e-learning and wiping ineffective learning from the face of the earth.
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Dr. Michael Allen participated in the very popular Google Hangout interview series Obsessed for Success with Rod Caceres. Caceres interviews leaders and pioneers who have interesting obssessions. Dr. Allen was chosen as a premier leader in the learning industry for his e-learning obsession of eliminating boring, ineffective online learning from the face of the earth.

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Free Resource for Teachers: Solution Fluency Trello Board

Free Resource for Teachers: Solution Fluency Trello Board | ID, E-learning & Social Media | Scoop.it
All the things you see around you in the world—from the smallest common household objects to the most successful businesses and corporations—all began as ideas which became projects intended to sol...
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Connected Courses: Active co-learning in Higher Education

Connected Courses: Active co-learning in Higher Education | ID, E-learning & Social Media | Scoop.it
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The goal for Connected Courses is to build an inclusive and expansive network of teachers and students, and provide educational offerings that make high quality, meaningful, and socially connected learning available to everyone. The go-at-your-own-pace collaborative course is free and open to all.

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How Twitter Cards Can Help Increase Reach of Your Tweets

How Twitter Cards Can Help Increase Reach of Your Tweets | ID, E-learning & Social Media | Scoop.it
Have you checked out Twitter Cards yet? I think you should. It will help increase the reach of your tweets. Check them out now!
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The Ultimate List of HTML5 eLearning Authoring Tools - eLearning Industry

The Ultimate List of HTML5 eLearning Authoring Tools - eLearning Industry | ID, E-learning & Social Media | Scoop.it
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Look at how HTML5 may play a major role in the future of the eLearning industry, and delve into the ultimate list of HTML5 eLearning authoring tools available today. Make the transition to an HTML5 eLearning Authoring tool - a list and review of what's available (April 2014)

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UX 101: User Experience | Higher Ed Live

UX 101: User Experience | Higher Ed Live | ID, E-learning & Social Media | Scoop.it
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The user experience includes all interactions that your customer has with your organization, and can make or break your marketing or branding campaign. Today we are going to discuss how to get started, best practices, and measurement to see how your customers really feel.

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SMToolbox: Canva, Your Essential Social Media Graphics Tool

SMToolbox: Canva, Your Essential Social Media Graphics Tool | ID, E-learning & Social Media | Scoop.it
I love tools that make my life easier - tools that produce great results but are so well designed they save me time. Canva is the latest example. It is transforming my social media productivity by helping me produce graphics that are relevant and effective for posts as well as each social network.
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Canva will enable you to produce professional images for your social media without being a graphic artist.  It will not replace Photoshop and sophisticated tools for graphics professionals but it is ideal for busy social media professionals. The tool will help you produce engaging images that will add impact and promote engagement with your content. Images really do matter and now you can produce them efficiently and effectively with Canva.

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Adapting eLearning for Mobile: Learning from Wonderful Mistakes: Learning Solutions Magazine

Adapting eLearning for Mobile: Learning from Wonderful Mistakes: Learning Solutions Magazine | ID, E-learning & Social Media | Scoop.it
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“Rather than quickly jumping to adapt your eLearning modules for mobile, think of ways you can supplement the eLearning you have rather than trying to duplicate it on a small screen. Having eLearning on the desktop and something different on mobile to support that eLearning is more powerful than duplication of content.”

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