In our increasingly connected society, building a social media presence is as commonplace as getting a driver’s license. Personal Facebook profiles, LinkedIn accounts, and Twitter handles are common among students and professionals alike.
The Internet and subsequently social media was born out of a desire for humans to connect and collaborate with one another, whether it's adding content to someone's website or creating YouTube videos together....
The effect of social technologies in customer-facing processes is already significant. Our survey finds that while overall adoption of these tools has plateaued, companies can do more to measure and then capture social’s benefits. A McKinsey & Company article.
There are at least 14 ways that small businesses could become ensnared by social networking. How many can you name? Knowing what all of these nightmares are means knowing how to prevent them. Ignorance isn’t bliss -- it’s misery.
Social media has evolved quite a bit since the pioneering days of the now defunct Friendster 13 years ago. Since then we’ve seen a number of networks rise, chiefly Facebook and Twitter, as well as Instagram, Pinterest and Snapchat. We’ve also seen networks like Google+, which failed to catch on because it didn’t add value …
As both hardware and software design improve, the possibility of mobile learning is increasingly accessible.
Video is undoubtedly at the core of a modern mobile learning experience. (As opposed to, say, an early 20th century “mobile” experience that was likely hands-on, place-based, and experiential.) To actually be useful beyond the cool-video-as-a-writing-prompt-every-once-in-a-while stage is going to require smarter tools. Teachers need to be able to capture, upload, download, edit, slow down, speed up, annotate, curate, share, and otherwise “own” video content so that is fully merges with everything else.
With that in mind, below are 25 of the best resources for teaching with YouTube. Some are web-based, some are apps, and others are guides or tips. Let us know in the comments what your favorites are that we mioght have missed
There is a growing debate inside educational circles on the impact of social media on students learning. Studies are divided between those that empirically attest to the importance of including these web tools in learning and others that view them as mere waste of time and detrimental to students overall cognitive and attentional capacities. Apparently there is no solid convergence on a common decision on this topic. The visual below, which I learned from Mr. Kirsch's Blog, beautifully captures the different takes on the use of social media by students
While keeping tabs on the Internet of Things (IoT) this infographic appeared in one of Vizworld’s curation lists. If it seems simple or even simplistic consider that it is probably created for a general business audience. What’s most interesting is the visualization of the discrepancy between four highly regarded sources on the number of units that will be around in 2020, less than 6 years from now. The massive range from 26 billion units (Gartner) to 212 billion units (IDC) can be interpreted as probably a lack of consensus on what an IoT device is, or will be. Will it include your handheld device as well as your temperature-sensitive clothing? But certainly the market (or multiple markets) implementing sensors and connectivity will be both massive and profitable.
As a micro-blogging platform, Twitter has rapidly grown to widespread popularity due mainly to its unique features that set it apart from other social networking websites. One of the foundational principles of Twitter and also a key element in its success is brevity. Tweets are limited to 140 characters which is a short portion of text yet a very powerful way to communicate. In a digitally focused world where distractions and short attention span are common currencies, people tend to connect more with short and succinct content, something which Twitter excels at providing.