Social Media in Education and Training
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Social Media is growing as a core strategy in the education field including corporate training, higher ed and k-12.
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Non-Profits and Social Media: 5 Steps to Analyzing Your Social Landscape - Huffington Post

Non-Profits and Social Media: 5 Steps to Analyzing Your Social Landscape - Huffington Post | Social Media in Education and Training | Scoop.it
Non-Profits and Social Media: 5 Steps to Analyzing Your Social Landscape
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If you're unsure whether or not your social media content and approach is a work of art, let me assure you...it is.

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Steve Cassady's curator insight, March 18, 2014 11:34 PM

Nice list of factors for benchmarking in understanding your social landscape.

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The Six Things That Make Stories Go Viral Will Amaze, and Maybe Infuriate, You

The Six Things That Make Stories Go Viral Will Amaze, and Maybe Infuriate, You | Social Media in Education and Training | Scoop.it

"When Jonah Berger was a graduate student at Stanford, in the early aughts, he would make a habit of reading page A2 of the Wall Street Journal, which included a list of the five most-read and the five most-shared articles of the day. “I’d go down to the library and surreptitiously cut out that page,” he recalls. “I noticed that what was read and what was shared was often different, and I wondered why that would be.” What was it about a piece of content—an article, a picture, a video—that took it from simply interesting to interesting and shareable? What pushes someone not only to read a story but to pass it on?"


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APIntd's curator insight, March 10, 2014 4:42 PM

Une (petite) leçon à garder en tête pour la diffusion d'information

Jody MacPherson's curator insight, March 10, 2014 5:36 PM

I think this sums up social media quite nicely:

"The irony, of course, is that the more data we mine, and the closer we come to determining a precise calculus of sharing, the less likely it will be for what we know to remain true. "


Welcome to reality. 

Atul's curator insight, March 27, 2014 6:54 AM

Good Read

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Innovation in 2014: Welcome to the Evolution

Innovation in 2014: Welcome to the Evolution | Social Media in Education and Training | Scoop.it
Instead of calling MOOCs a failure, combine them with other pioneering ideas to help higher education evolve.
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What issues are ou facing that aren't included on this list? 

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Give (Social) Thanks – 365 Days a Year – Christopher G. Barrows

Give (Social) Thanks – 365 Days a Year – Christopher G. Barrows | Social Media in Education and Training | Scoop.it
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A piece I wrote that may not be specific to Higher Education - but it holds true nonetheless. 

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LinkedIn CEO: We're aiming for 3B profiles and a map of the world's economy

LinkedIn CEO: We're aiming for 3B profiles and a map of the world's economy | Social Media in Education and Training | Scoop.it
"We're already down that path," said CEO Jeff Weiner. "This isn't science fiction.

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Steve Cassady's curator insight, September 9, 2013 10:59 PM

Interesting insights as to where Linkedin is going:  A digital global economy map.

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How to Nail the Social Media Apology

Chris Syme (@cksyme) is principal at CKSyme.org, a consulting firm in Bozeman, Mont. Just as loose lips sink ships, errant thumbs and fingers can send a reputation into the depths of despair. What ...
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The Social Media apology is not always easy - but sometimes, it's required. Chris Syme provides a great look at how to best successfully aplogize using social media. 

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3 Ways Images Are Changing the Role of Social Media Marketers - Curalate Insights: Pinterest, Instagram Analytics & Marketing

3 Ways Images Are Changing the Role of Social Media Marketers - Curalate Insights: Pinterest, Instagram Analytics & Marketing | Social Media in Education and Training | Scoop.it
With the rapid emergence of visual social media platforms like Pinterest and Instagram, brands and consumers have drastically changed the way they interact online.
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Images have been growing in importance for sometime now. The fact is - they'll only become more important. This piece covers three ways images have impacted those of us in the social media field. 

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Hashtag Monitoring and Tracking: 5 Great Tools To Keep Any Hashtag Under Control

Hashtag Monitoring and Tracking: 5 Great Tools To Keep Any Hashtag Under Control | Social Media in Education and Training | Scoop.it

 

 


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Hashtags are everywhere - literally. Name the network and you'll find them. Here's a useful article to help keep an eye on the hashtags you need to watch at your institution. 

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Howard Rheingold's curator insight, August 2, 2013 12:25 PM

Tracking hashtags can be part of an infotention dashboard, especially when researching particular subjects. As always, Robin Good finds, evaluates, and explains five tools for doing so.

Vivianne Amaral's curator insight, August 2, 2013 11:13 PM

Aprendendo sobre Hastag 

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, September 3, 2013 11:20 AM

A Hashtag, which is a simple organizational concept that allows people to organize their tweets, thoughts, and ideas around one topic (which is represented by a hashtag), has become so powerful that even Facebook has integrated this content and users’ discovery device in its platform, making it further valuable.

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How To Create The Perfect Pinterest, Google+, Facebook & Twitter Posts [Infographic]

How To Create The Perfect Pinterest, Google+, Facebook & Twitter Posts [Infographic] | Social Media in Education and Training | Scoop.it
mycleveragency's latest infographic cuts through all the jargon and marketing spiel and condenses what it takes to create a great post across Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Google+.

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ramil navidad's comment, June 18, 2013 8:32 AM
really nice
Carlos Bisbal's comment, June 18, 2013 5:59 PM
very good!
Constance Jones Collier's curator insight, November 28, 2014 11:21 PM

Something Interesting to share

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'Facebook doesn't excite teens anymore' - The Times of India

'Facebook doesn't excite teens anymore' - The Times of India | Social Media in Education and Training | Scoop.it
The interest of teenagers is moving away from social networking platform Facebook, and they prefer "parent-free" platforms, according to a survey.
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Forbes Top 50 Social Media Power Influencers of 2013 [INFOGRAPHIC] - Sefton Media

Forbes Top 50 Social Media Power Influencers of 2013 [INFOGRAPHIC] - Sefton Media | Social Media in Education and Training | Scoop.it
Forbes released their Top 50 Social Media Power Influencers of 2013 on the 17th of April. This Infographic shows stats and figures of the influencers.
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I think my favorite on this list - someone I'd had the chance to Twitterchat with before - is Ted Rubin. Overall, it's a great list, Rubin just stands out as I love his take on relationship building. 

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Has Social Media Changed the College Experience for the Better? | Social Media Today

Has Social Media Changed the College Experience for the Better? | Social Media Today | Social Media in Education and Training | Scoop.it
In all, social media enhanced my college experience – created ease in transitioning to a new place, while still being able to be connected to home. It helped me get involved in the community and meet new people.
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When you think of Social Media in Education, you often think of it from the perspective of a marketer or an admissions counselor. To truly do that right, however, it's important to put yourself in the role of the student. How does a student use social media? 

So how has Social Media changed the college experience for YOUR students? 

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Infographic: social media use by gender, age and network

Infographic: social media use by gender, age and network | Social Media in Education and Training | Scoop.it
Pew Internet released a study back in February entitled, “The Demographics of Social Media Users” which keyed into the social media use by gender, age and network (and ethnicity).
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Here's an interesting look at social media use by gender, age and network based on research from early 2013. 

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You Are No Longer Allowed To Present

You Are No Longer Allowed To Present | Social Media in Education and Training | Scoop.it

Here are some reasons why your presentations are BAD!   We know that so many of you use programs like PowerPoint or Prezi because they have been around for a while, and it is what you know, but change is not always a bad thing, especially if that change can lead to presentations beyond your wildest imagination. 


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Gavin Meikle's curator insight, March 10, 2014 6:02 AM

A (mostly) great post with some sound advice for better presentations.  Here's my take on it .....
 

Design

At the risk of upsetting all those wonderful Graphic Designers out there, I would recommend going easy on the fancy designs.   They are not essential.  What is essential  is a clear simple strategy with one idea per slide, minimal text, no bullet points (yes I mean it!) and clear simple pictures, graphs and diagrams to illustrate your verbal messages.
 

Content
Developing compelling content is important but try to avoid using a script when you deliver.    reading scripts leads to flat, lifeless delivery and makes it much harder to respond, "on the fly2 to your audience.  Instead use  a few cue cards with key points only or a simple mind map.  Either will keep you on track without restricting your ability to improvise in response to audience reaction.

 

Story Telling
To true. Stories are much more engaging that lists of facts or endless graphs.  Stories also create emotional engagement which is needed if you want the audience to be motivated to do something after the presentation. 

 

Humour
Yes it is powerful but it is risky too.   Telling jokes rarely works and can lead to all sorts of problems (poor timing, inappropriate content etc.)  Instead use gentle self deprecating humour.  Be willing to poke a little fun at yourself and the audience will warm to you. 

Dr. Pamela Rutledge's curator insight, March 10, 2014 10:43 AM

My take on good presentations:  1) Story 2) Content: Restrain your left brain 3) Design: the experience 4) Humor (optional).  Presenting starts with story and uses the visual design to reinforce and add new dimensions to your message. Design the experience, not the slides. Humor works if it's actually funny--not contrived. I've seen a lot that doesn't. Humor is optional.  If it comes naturally, great.  Focusing on story and image is mandatory.  Use serious restraint with putting words on your slides.  Words are processed by the rational, 'left-brain' which takes your audience out of any emotional experience and into thinking and linear processing.  Take them on a journey, don't give them a lecture.  If you feel compelled to give your audience words, give them a handout when you're done. 

rwestby's curator insight, March 10, 2014 11:36 AM

PowToon, a Chrome Web App (in Beta) is a great presentation tool that can animate and jazz up even the most gray of presentations. Upgrades are available for those who like  a bit extra.

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Twitter's Possible Profile Redesign: What You Need to Know & Actions to Take Right Now - GeoVoices

Twitter's Possible Profile Redesign: What You Need to Know & Actions to Take Right Now - GeoVoices | Social Media in Education and Training | Scoop.it
Twitter is trying to find a balance between keeping their current users happy while making enough changes to attract new users familiar with Facebook.

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In trying to find the perfect balance and it's place in the social world - this provides a look into the possibility of the Twitter redesign. 

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Jon Koob's curator insight, February 19, 2014 1:01 PM

Oh the times, they are a changin'. 


Twitter is becoming more like Facebook day after day, and the newest changes to their web layout are going to be all too noticeable.  You'll now be responsible for a header that's much larger; and make sure your color schemes are on point or your profile WILL look trashy. You'll be able to see live stats of your favorites and a few other things you didn't get to previously.


The change is necessary, and it'll most likely be scrutinized until people realize they have no choice anyway.

Ally Greer's curator insight, February 25, 2014 3:22 PM

It's no secret that images work. Twitter is taking that into consideration with the supposed next iteration of its design - which frankly has a lot of the elements of the Facebook profile, including the large banner.


I've always said that, eventually, all of the social networks will learn from the others what works and what doesn't, adapt and reuse all of the features, and just form one giant social empire. Maybe it'll happen, maybe it won't, but this is certainly another step in that direction. :)


Also, long live images! #leancontent

Mariale Peñalosa Arguijo's curator insight, February 25, 2014 11:03 PM

 

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5 presentation tools that enable better collaboration

5 presentation tools that enable better collaboration | Social Media in Education and Training | Scoop.it

With group presentations, it is always difficult to find a way to collaborate effectively on a presentation. Sending a PowerPoint over e-mail repeatedly can be a hassle, because no one will have the same draft at the same time. With a collaborative presentation, it’s important to edit in real-time in a space that works for everyone. To help with that, we have found...


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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, November 29, 2013 2:37 AM

If you plan to create presentations collaboratively, check out these tools that may help you do it easily.

Library Staff's curator insight, December 9, 2013 7:47 PM

These tools enable easier collaboration.

Luis V. Morales-Escobar's curator insight, December 25, 2013 8:59 PM

buenisimo

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Social Media & The Law – 11 Things You Need to Know Now

Social Media & The Law – 11 Things You Need to Know Now | Social Media in Education and Training | Scoop.it
At TopRank Online Marketing, our Monday mornings are usually filled with lots and lots of coffee, the clicking and clacking of keyboards being furiously typed

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Hanin Abu Al Rub's curator insight, October 6, 2013 4:32 AM
Here its Sundays... ;)
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It is important to know the laws when it comes to social media and the internet as it is still relatively new and so we need to be informed about what we can and can't do. It is also important to know these things as most people have not realised the implications of online plagarism and insults towards others. All users of social media and the internet should read this article. - Sara

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15 Eye-Opening Social Media Statistics, Facts & Figures [INFOGRAPHIC] - AllTwitter

15 Eye-Opening Social Media Statistics, Facts & Figures [INFOGRAPHIC] - AllTwitter | Social Media in Education and Training | Scoop.it
15 Eye-Opening Social Media Statistics, Facts & Figures [INFOGRAPHIC]
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Great insights for every social media person in Higher Education to be aware of

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LinkedIn Builds Social Media Bridge Between Teens and Higher Education - Diverse: Issues in Higher Educatio

LinkedIn Builds Social Media Bridge Between Teens and Higher Education - Diverse: Issues in Higher Educatio | Social Media in Education and Training | Scoop.it
Diverse: Issues in Higher Educatio LinkedIn Builds Social Media Bridge Between Teens and Higher Education Diverse: Issues in Higher Educatio LinkedIn In making its online professional networking platform relevant to a new audience, social media...
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Today Facebook Is Changing How Your News Feed Works

Today Facebook Is Changing How Your News Feed Works | Social Media in Education and Training | Scoop.it
15-second ads will begin appearing later this year.
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Keeping up with Facebook changes isn't always easy. The latest update to newsfeed is going to be announced today, according to sources. 

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MIT Connect Blog | A blog for social media communicators at MIT

MIT Connect Blog | A blog for social media communicators at MIT | Social Media in Education and Training | Scoop.it
A blog for social media communicators at MIT
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A great look at how Instagram is being used across Higher Education

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The Truth About Kids And Social Media

The Truth About Kids And Social Media | Social Media in Education and Training | Scoop.it
According to a recent study 78 of parents helped create their childrens Facebook pages and 7.5 million users are under the age of 13. The way your...
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This doesn't actually pertain to Higher Ed specifically - but it's something to be aware of for the future. 

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How to Create Social Media Guidelines for Your School

How to Create Social Media Guidelines for Your School | Social Media in Education and Training | Scoop.it
Get the seven steps (and a roundup of valuable resources) you need to help bring social media in your classroom.
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Crafting Social Media guidelines for your school is going to be different for everyone. Every school is different and has some unique attribute that changes the way you must craft your guidelines. Here's a great source of steps to craft the perfect set of guidelines for your school 

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Easy Tips for Avoiding Twitter Hacks

Easy Tips for Avoiding Twitter Hacks | Social Media in Education and Training | Scoop.it
How to steer clear of having your startup's account taken over by someone else.
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In light of the recent twitter hack of the Associated Press, the idea of being hacked is something that's a relatively hot topic. While one might think it takes common sense to not get hacked - it's much more than that. These are some great (and simple) suggestions to avoid getting hacked.

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Beyond Status Updates: 10 Private Schools Truly Connecting Via Social Media

Beyond Status Updates: 10 Private Schools Truly Connecting Via Social Media | Social Media in Education and Training | Scoop.it
As more and more families and students go online and dive into social media, schools too are working to engage with families across different social networks and platforms.
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A nice look at how some private schools are using their social media to tell their story and connect with their base. 

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