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What Results Should You Expect From Twitter?

What Results Should You Expect From Twitter? | SteveB's Social Learning Scoop | Scoop.it

Twitter is a great way to build and engage an audience with short, timely, relevant messages, but if you’re trying to drive traffic to your website, what results should you expect in terms of click-through rates?

Check out this Infographic by Joanna Franchetti from Sign-Up, who analysed tens of thousands of tweets sent through Sign-Up’s Twitter marketing tools in the first seven months of 2012 to find out the answer.

Looking at average click through rates (CTR) from tweets and how this varied by the number of followers, day of the week and time of tweet.

They found that the average click through rate for a tweet is 1.64% (just over half the rate of email, which averages 2.95%), and that this declines rapidly as your number of followers increases. They also found that clicks tend to increase later in the day, peaking at around 6pm.

 

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Wecome to my Social Learning Scoop.

 

It contains a generic mix of articles, gathered through twitter, the blogs I follow and suggestions from the Scoop.it curation tool, that catch my attention as interesting to me and possibly other people.

 

You can use the filter option just above this introduction to search for a particular topic within the numerous articles collated here.

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A student guide to studying online

A student guide to studying online | SteveB's Social Learning Scoop | Scoop.it


What you need to know before you enroll for an online course


by Tony Bates


"Although most students adjust very quickly, studying online is different in some ways from studying in class. In particular, it requires discipline to keep ‘on schedule’ when there are no daily set lectures or classes to attend."


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From Needs Assessment to Communities of Practice for Online Continuing-Education Programming

by Alaina Feltenberger Beaver, Fenimore Johnson, Caroline Sinkinson; OJDLA This study identifies the professional development needs of instructors teaching online using quantitative and qualitative methods. Twenty-six participants from a convenience sample at the University of Colorado,... http://elearningfeeds.com/from-needs-assessment-to-communities-of-practice-for-online-continuing-education-programming/


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Marginalia on Engagement: Innovation at Novozymes – when crowdsourcing meets design thinking

Marginalia on Engagement: Innovation at Novozymes – when crowdsourcing meets design thinking | SteveB's Social Learning Scoop | Scoop.it

Using crowdsourcing for running scientific innovation projects is something Novozymes has been doing for years on their internal social network COLIN. But, is it possible to combine this cross-over process with design thinking?


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Successful Online Learning: How One Professor Uses Camtasia for Her Online Classes

Successful Online Learning: How One Professor Uses Camtasia for Her Online Classes | SteveB's Social Learning Scoop | Scoop.it
Online courses are nothing new, but the way some professors are approaching them has made a huge impact on distance learning retention and engagement. Reaching students online can be difficult, especially when they’re across the country.

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The 21st Century Principal: How Test Scores Have Become 'Infallible Indicators of Teaching & Learning Quality'

The 21st Century Principal: How Test Scores Have Become 'Infallible Indicators of Teaching & Learning Quality' | SteveB's Social Learning Scoop | Scoop.it

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Excellent chart comparing the best digital storytelling tools of 2014 ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Excellent chart comparing the best digital storytelling tools of 2014 ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | SteveB's Social Learning Scoop | Scoop.it

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Top 15 Web Design Trends 2015 - via Toolyo Blog

Top 15 Web Design Trends 2015 - via Toolyo Blog | SteveB's Social Learning Scoop | Scoop.it
This article is written after a huge research about top web design trends for 2015. If you want to design an awesome website you should read this blog.

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Martin (Marty) Smith's curator insight, December 26, 9:59 AM

Just a few of the 2015 Web Design Trends discussed:

* Storytelling
* SVG Animations
* More Scrolling & Less Clicking
* Full Image / Video Backgrounds

Many more on this excellent 2015 Web Design Trends post from @Levent Cem Aydan

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15 Free Content Marketing Tools To Make Your Life Easier - Jeffbullas's Blog

15 Free Content Marketing Tools To Make Your Life Easier - Jeffbullas's Blog | SteveB's Social Learning Scoop | Scoop.it
Here are 15 free content marketing tools that will help you deliver that amazing content to keep your customers coming back for more.
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50 Awesome Responsive Web Designs of 2014

50 Awesome Responsive Web Designs of 2014 | SteveB's Social Learning Scoop | Scoop.it
This year's holiday season has proven that online visitors are continuing to use multiple devices for online search. Is your responsive web design ready?

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Capacity, engagement and authentic learning

Capacity, engagement and authentic learning | SteveB's Social Learning Scoop | Scoop.it
I think there is probably nothing new under the sun.  Engagement work has been tried, refined and improved all over the world in the last couple of decades that I wonder if there is anything new we can learn?

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Reflection in the Learning Process, Not As An Add On

Reflection in the Learning Process, Not As An Add On | SteveB's Social Learning Scoop | Scoop.it
Is it personality? Are some people born with it? Can it be learned? I am talking about REFLECTION. At the beginning of the week, I had the opportunity to be part of a workshop during our pre-servic...

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Helen Teague's curator insight, April 5, 11:41 AM

Sometimes reflection is considered a throw-away or close activity when there are a few extra minutes of classtime leftover. But Reflection is a key component of learning.

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Visualizations rock! I wonder why I think that....?

Ness Crouch's curator insight, August 22, 10:24 PM

Reflection is really important as a part of the learning process. We can't really learn if we don't reflect on what went well or what went wrong.

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Life on the road: The history of digital nomadism

Life on the road: The history of digital nomadism | SteveB's Social Learning Scoop | Scoop.it

"Depending on where you went, you may have noticed them during a recent vacation. A few Y-Gens hunched over their MacBook Air in the local coffee shop, incessantly tapping away ..."


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Companies Adopting Cloud to Drive Client, Workforce Change

Companies Adopting Cloud to Drive Client, Workforce Change | SteveB's Social Learning Scoop | Scoop.it

“People’s expectations as employees are a lot different than they were ten years ago,” stated Mark Shank, managing director of the digital and mobile practice at KPMG. “Employees today demand the same access, experience and richness on their work computers and mobile devices as they have on their personal devices. Cloud is making that possible, and organizations are turning to it to enable a more flexible and mobile workforce.”


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David Hain's curator insight, December 21, 6:47 AM

KPMG top two benefits of using cloud to improve workforce mobility, employee productivity (54 percent) & employee satisfaction and flexibility (48 percent).

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7 Tools Driving Social Media Success for Online Educators

7 Tools Driving Social Media Success for Online Educators | SteveB's Social Learning Scoop | Scoop.it
The tools on this list are responsible for driving social media success for online educators around the world.
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The Internet of Things: Sizing up the opportunity | McKinsey & Company

The Internet of Things: Sizing up the opportunity | McKinsey & Company | SteveB's Social Learning Scoop | Scoop.it
This connectivity trend is now recognized as a source of growth for semiconductor players and their customers. Here we consider the opportunities and constraints for components manufacturers. A McKinsey & Company article.

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15 fantastic examples of parallax scrolling websites | Designer Daily: graphic and web design blog

15 fantastic examples of parallax scrolling websites | Designer Daily: graphic and web design blog | SteveB's Social Learning Scoop | Scoop.it
La tecnologia non è mai costante e così è il web design e sviluppo. Con i più recenti standard web come HTML 5 e CSS3, è stato possibile creare effetti interessanti e occhio-catchy nei browser. Uno degli esempi è le illusioni di parallasse che hanno reso il web design ancora più attraente. Scorrimento Parallax comporta la ...

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aggiungi la tua intuizione ...

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How To Build a Content Strategy Using a Social Media Audit

How To Build a Content Strategy Using a Social Media Audit | SteveB's Social Learning Scoop | Scoop.it
Do you want to create a strong social media content strategy?Are you looking for tools to help you analyze the content on your competitors' social media profiles?
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7 Outstanding Moodle 2.8 Features That You Will Love

7 Outstanding Moodle 2.8 Features That You Will Love | SteveB's Social Learning Scoop | Scoop.it

Just by looking the number of features and improvements that are introduced in the latest addition, one can quickly get a grasp on how much Moodle focuses on making the open source LMS so much loved by the users.

Features for all Moodle 2.8 users
These features are accessible by all users of Moodle 2.8, including administrators, educators, and students:

A new User Menu
Now you can access the pages you want or need quickly and efficiently. The settings are customizable, allowing you to set things up to suit your personal needs appropriately.


Email to save privately
This feature allows the user to email documents and other important correspondence with attachment directly to themselves, which in turn automatically saves the correspondence and attachment in a private file for future use.

 

Auto-save feature for text
Anything you are working on, be it a fairly minor assignment or important article or thesis Moodle’s auto-save feature allows you to securely store any content you have written, keeping it safe until you are ready to edit or publish it.


‘Like’ rating ability
Simply put, this allows you to share what you choose with social media sites you use by taking all of the benefits of social media and bringing them together with Moodle in harmonious integration.


Improved Gradebook Features
The following features have been designed for the use of educators for the most part, but are also beneficial to some of the duties of the administrator:

All-new Grade History Report feature

The following features have been designed for the use of educators for the most part, but are also beneficial to some of the duties of the administrator:

All-new Grade History Report feature
This will make keeping track of each individual user’s grade history as well as the tracking of specified markers as easy as a click or two of the mouse.


Single-view feature
This allows you to make changes to user information or other specifics on a fast and efficient basis; there is no need clicking back and forth to get the job done.


Natural Weight Dispersment
This convenient feature handles everything from day-to-day assignment grades to hidden and excluded grades to grades given for extra-credit assignments, bringing them all together into on convenient balancing method.


Grader Report with improved features
The Gradebook and Grader Report features are now easily accessible on all devices, navigable through the simple use of scrolling technology. You can conduct any editing you need to right on the device as well, and it can now be done without repetitive loading and re-loading.

Enhancements to the Moodle Forum

Moodle’s Forum is a popular resource rich with information and support. Now you are able to reply or comment on Moodle forum posts via email interface, and you can include attachments, a feature which was not available on the forum before. Thread navigation has also been greatly simplified, making it so much easier to find specific statements within threads which are needed or desired. Now users are also able to subscribe to forums which are topic specific, enabling them to narrow their applicable focus appropriately.

Brand new Assignment, Choice, and Quiz Options

Now users are able to select more than one Choice option at a time, allowing students to be challenged appropriately. Moodle has improved the edit and completion settings in Quiz mode enabling easier, faster use for the administrator and teacher, and they have also provided educators with the ability to attach assignment specific files to different user accounts as needed. All of this can be taken care of in the ‘Assignment’ portion of the settings, and has proven to be a wonderful additional feature, as it enables the educator to not only expand on the individual teaching they are focusing on from person to person, but they are also able to conveniently add additional resources and other documents to the student’s file as needed on a hassle-free basis.

Moodle 2.8 Reporting & Analytics features

Now you can keep track of upcoming events and appointments with detailed logging features. These also make the grade tracking process incredible simple in many ways by organizing and averaging as specified and needed. You can also take advantage of upcoming events by subscribing to new ones with this feature as well. No more missing out on those you really want to participate in.

‘Cohorts’ tracking feature

Now administrators and educators alike are able to track all involved cohorts and any applicable data as needed. The need to search, sort, and scroll is minimized greatly as all Moodle 2.8 participants are as close as your mouse or touchscreen. You have the ability to create or upload new cohorts, and you now have a screen dedicated to the display of and easy access to your cohorts.

Theme settings and clear individual user profiles

Now you have access to the information which applies to you or the students you teach right on their personal Moodle profile. There are individual settings and themes which allow for personalization, adding a bit of fun to the whole process. Communicating with one another and seeing to it that materials are provided and studies completed, as well as all grading and tracking, are made easier than ever with the new Moodle 2.8.

If you have been considering integrating Moodle 2.8 into your learning and teaching dynamic you are thinking about a wonderful product that will make the entire education process and all of its aspects and participants easier to deal with. Moodle will organize, assign, attach, assist, and aide administration in a way the world has never known. Take advantage of all the wonderful new features available with Moodle 2.8 and begin making learning and teaching fun and easy for all!

 

 


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PHP THIS! - A Beginners Guide to Learning Object Oriented PHP

PHP THIS! - A Beginners Guide to Learning Object Oriented PHP | SteveB's Social Learning Scoop | Scoop.it
PHP This! is a beginners book that teaches how to apply object oriented theory to build a full custom MVC application, unit testing with PHPUnit and code management with SVN.
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20+ Free Image Sources for Your Blog

20+ Free Image Sources for Your Blog | SteveB's Social Learning Scoop | Scoop.it
As bloggers, it’s all too easy to over focus on our words, opinions, and what we publish. After all, it’s the words that the search engines crawl for rankings and that drive people back again and…
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Gamification and working life cooperation in an e-learning environment

Gamification and working life cooperation in an e-learning environment | SteveB's Social Learning Scoop | Scoop.it
RT @drotorrent: Reading "Gamification and working life cooperation in an #elearning environment" http://t.co/9U0vEnVgzL by @teemuy in @Open…
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Social learning networks promote student engagement, global awareness

Social learning networks promote student engagement, global awareness | SteveB's Social Learning Scoop | Scoop.it

"Think about it … what do kids want? What do you want? How about the chance to be masters of tasks, have lives with purpose, and have the choice of when, where, and how when it comes to engagement in learning and teaching? The classroom is no longer a physical place. Perhaps it never has been. Learning is experiential and it occurs, usually not on schedule, but 24 hours a day. What does this mean in an age of Common Core standards and high-stakes testing?"


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Does Engagement Equal Learning?

This is the third blog post in a series of four edited excerpts from the book, Total Participation Techniques: Making every student an active learner, written by Persida & William Himmele.

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Using an LMS to Navigate the New Mobile World

Using an LMS to Navigate the New Mobile World | SteveB's Social Learning Scoop | Scoop.it
Can you imagine a world where the desktop computer is obsolete? This reality might not be far off.

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Dr Peter Carey's curator insight, December 25, 4:23 AM

yes they are obsolete now in a contemporary learning environment