Social media has the potential to impact teaching and learning significantly, but especially for learning at a distance. On this page I want to share valuable resources especially with teachers and trainers. Suggestions are more than welcome.
Developing Personal Learning Networks for Open and Social Learning (pdf) Alec Couros; Personal Learning Environments (pdf) Trey Martindale & Michael Dowdy; A Definition of Emerging Technologies for Education (pdf)...
Steven Verjans's insight:
Interesting update by George on the success and use of his 3-year old book on Emerging Technologies in Distance Education.
Robin Good: Curatr, an elearning platform built upon the idea of discovery through the curation and sense-making of existing information, has just released an updated version of its platform which you can check out here: http://www.curatr.co.uk/index2.php
Curatr allows professional trainers, experts, and teachers, as much as students to organize and curate information for the purpose of learning.
What I like very much is the Curatr promotional video, which says lots of true things about education and about the way we should carry it out in the future. The next-button-robot approach to information memorization needs to be replaced with a new approach: learning to understand how learners construct knowledge.
Curatr is about the construction of the scaffolding that allows people to learn and to find the resources that should help them best learn what they are interested into.
What is social media curation? Today, with the exponential growth of social networks and blogs, it can be overwhelming searching for information on the internet. As a result, the act of filtering, selecting, reviewing and providing commentary with a perspective on an article, or collection of articles, have become increasingly important. This is known as social media curation.
Not specific for distance learning, but a useful infographic nevertheless. "As social media becomes more integral to students' lives, educational institutions are finally catching on, and catching up. Here's how [U.S.] colleges and universities are leveraging social in the classroom and the recruiting office."
The activity I’ve just described, that Hans and I were engaged in for our organisations, is digital curation. Us education technologists have probably been acting as digital curators for our organisations around the e-learning and education technology topics for longer than we realise. If you’re an edtech who recognises this, I would love to hear your experiences and thoughts. (JS)
I've been trying out some visual content curation tools with social features which has got me thinking about classroom applications. "Content curation is the act of continually identifying, select...
Via Rose Leighton
In recent years, online degree programs have become a widely accepted modality for many learners who seek a college degree. Most often, students who choose the flexibility of online college courses h...
Via Costas Vasiliou
South African lecturers should embrace social media Bizcommunity.com In order to embrace 21st century learning, educators must be prepared to make a pedagogical shift to include technology and create networked learning environments that harness...
For years now I've been challenging undergraduate nurses to start using Twitter for their professional development. I have an opportunity early in their 3rd and final year to suggest ways of engaging in networked learning.
ARTICLE - Using Web 2.0 Technologies for Collaborative Learning in Distance Education—Case Studies from an Australian University. Authors: K den Exter, S Rowe, W Boyd and D Lloyd Published in: Future Internet 2012, 4, ...
"How can Twitter, which limits users to 140 characters per tweet, have any relevance to universities and academia, where journal articles are 3,000 to 8,000 words long, and where books contain 80,000 words? Can anything of academic value ever be said in just 140 characters? We have put together a short guide answering these questions...
Tijdens de meeting van Social Media Club Amsterdam sprak Prof. Dr. Wolter Mooi (Department of Pathology VUMC) over de toepassing van sociale media in het wetenschappelijk onderwijs. Dit was dus een speech waar ik écht op zat te wachten.
"At its most simple, Diigo is a social bookmarking site to which you can save your bookmarks and favorite websites to access from any location. But, what is social bookmarking? Watch this short video, “Social Bookmarking in Plain English”, for a quick and amusing explanation:"
1. First, realize that you ARE a subject matter expert. Narrow your topic or topics to what you know well. What do you want to focus on and share? What do you already have opinions about in your industry? Whom do you know? Be specific. What should be in your Twitter "mix"? Think 70-20-10.
Sharing your scoops to your social media accounts is a must to distribute your curated content. Not only will it drive traffic and leads through your content, but it will help show your expertise with your followers.
How to integrate my topics' content to my website?
Integrating your curated content to your website or blog will allow you to increase your website visitors’ engagement, boost SEO and acquire new visitors. By redirecting your social media traffic to your website, Scoop.it will also help you generate more qualified traffic and leads from your curation work.
Distributing your curated content through a newsletter is a great way to nurture and engage your email subscribers will developing your traffic and visibility.
Creating engaging newsletters with your curated content is really easy.