Writing for social media may sound simple, but it’s actually much more complex than posting on your personal social profiles on a Saturday afternoon. Just one simple mistake can sometimes cause significant damages to an organization’s reputation.
(From the article): Almost all college professors are on social media these days. Many use it simply to connect with other professionals in their field or to post information on themselves and their research. But using social media inside the classroom can be extremely effective. Increase productivity, communication, and understanding by using these six tips.
Is Twitter one of the most important phenomena for the future of learning and business?
Nigel Cameron thinks so. Strategic adviser and futurist, he is Chairman of FutureofBiz, LLC (Chicago, Washington DC, and London) and President of the Center for Policy on Emerging Technologies (C-PET, Washington DC).
He consults, speaks and blogs about the emerging future and its vast impacts on business, and is writing a book intended to aid greater understanding of how to prepare ourselves and our organizations for tomorrow.
According to research by the Dachis Group, only 10 – 20% of employees in large organizations are actively engaged with their enterprise social collaboration platforms, as reported in this MIT Sloan article:
It may be that for many employees, even in these early adopter firms working to integrate internal social business applications, using these applications do not offer enough value or reason to shift behavior. Employees may be unaware of the potential of their social platform; or perhaps they have not been properly trained and educated. Or of course, it is also possible that while they are aware and have been trained, the value still isn’t there or isn’t high enough.
What kind of social media are graduate students using to enhance their education? They may have different goals from your standard K-12 student as they want to focus on networking, connections, and employment opportunities.
Educators from all around the world are beginning to use Twitter as a valuable piece in their professional growth toolbox.
As professional development continues to evolve and transform, we will need new ways to encourage teachers to embrace new opportunities. Here is a "How to Twitter Guide" to share with new and veteran teachers. Enjoy!
Is it time for social media education in our schools? The recent Manti Te'o hoax is only the tip of the iceberg. He knew how to use social media, but didn’t understand its power.
There is an urgent need to educate students at all levels on the responsible use of social media. It’s time to help students navigate this unfiltered world of anonymous faces. When searching for a curriculum for social media education.
Teaching students how to set their privacy levels on applications is only the starting line, not the finish line.
Earlier this year, a study found that social media is more addicting than alcohol and cigarettes.
Addictions can be dangerous. They can threaten our relationships with others and overall well-being. No one is more addicted to social media right now than the media.
Arianna blogged about this in March, when she wrote that the media's obsession with social media had reached "idol-worshipping proportions."
I'd argue the addiction has only gotten stronger, as journalists live tweeted seemingly every word of the first presidential debate last week, helping set a new record for volume of tweets in the process. Because you know the world needs a thousand journalists tweeting the same line at the same time.
Twitter is too big to ignore. You see hashtags in commercials, sponsored tweets, posts, news broken on Twitter, etc. It’s quickly become an indispensable tool for teachers, admins, parents, and students too. Right now, there are still many (MANY) in education not using Twitter. They may think it’s tough to start using, difficult to monitor, and even a waste of time.
But what if they had a categorized list of the top tips to help you use Twitter? Our content partners at Online College have shared an incredibly useful set of tips that are too good to not share.
We all know that as students progress through their school years, their homework load increases. Fifteen year olds may look longingly back to when they were ten and had a whole lot less work to do at home. According to the handy infographic below, the average 6-8 year old spends 9 hours per week studying, vs. 14 hours per week for college students. That doesn’t seem so awful, especially when you consider that the average student spends 4.39 hours per day watching television.
Facebook cannot be ignored. So it’s surprising that we don’t talk about it more on Edudemic and other edtech sites, right? It has a sort of stigma that it’s not for educational purposes. All that’s about to change thanks to these 100 ways you can use Facebook in your classroom to actually learn!