Using Social Media For Learning
666 views | +0 today
Follow
Using Social Media For Learning
Social media is revolutionising learning - and teaching. These snippets describe HOW, WHO, WHY and WHAT
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by tony whittingham
Scoop.it!

lifelonglearn - home

lifelonglearn - home | Using Social Media For Learning | Scoop.it
tony whittingham's insight:

Lifelong learning resources for a range of topics.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by tony whittingham
Scoop.it!

Wikitube adds YouTube videos to Wikipedia articles | Ghacks

Wikitube adds YouTube videos to Wikipedia articles | Ghacks | Using Social Media For Learning | Scoop.it

A Chrome extension that adds related videos to the top of every Wikipedia page.

tony whittingham's insight:

A Chrome extension that adds related videos to the top of every Wikipedia page.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by tony whittingham
Scoop.it!

Social media sites you might 'like' besides Facebook

Social media sites you might 'like' besides Facebook | Using Social Media For Learning | Scoop.it
Facebook may be the most mainstream social media site, but there are probably some you're missing out on.
tony whittingham's insight:

Many people use social networking to get together with other people to discuss topics, trends, or details of their lives. 

Facebook may be the most mainstream and the biggest, with just over one billion users, but there are probably some you're missing out on.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by tony whittingham
Scoop.it!

How Social Media Is Changing The World [INFOGRAPHIC] - AllTwitter

How Social Media Is Changing The World [INFOGRAPHIC] - AllTwitter | Using Social Media For Learning | Scoop.it
How Social Media Is Changing The World [INFOGRAPHIC]
tony whittingham's insight:

This infographic from My Life takes a closer look at how social media is changing the world.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by tony whittingham
Scoop.it!

Skype Gets Free Video Messaging & More For iOS

Skype Gets Free Video Messaging & More For iOS | Using Social Media For Learning | Scoop.it

Yesterday Skype updated their iPhone and iPad apps to bring free and unlimited video messaging, stability improvements for audio and video calls.

tony whittingham's insight:

Previously you could only access free video messaging if you had a Skype premium account with unlimited allowance but this feature has now been rolled out to everyone. This update is a great improvement over the previous version and highly recommend you upgrade or download if you haven’t already picked up this app.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by tony whittingham
Scoop.it!

Presentations: How to Make Your Message Stick

Presentations: How to Make Your Message Stick | Using Social Media For Learning | Scoop.it
With over 350 Powerpoint presentations given each second across the globe, how does one go about making theirs stand out from all the others?
tony whittingham's insight:

Listeners only remember 50% of what was presented just 10 minutes after a presentation is given? The following day, it drops to 25%. A week later, it whittles down to just 10%. And this is if your presentation is good.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by tony whittingham
Scoop.it!

Apple Inc’s iOS 7 could make these 15 apps and products irrelevant | Business Insider | Financial Post

Apple Inc’s iOS 7 could make these 15 apps and products irrelevant | Business Insider | Financial Post | Using Social Media For Learning | Scoop.it
Some of Apple Inc's ( NASDAQ: AAPL ) new features are already available as third-party apps
tony whittingham's insight:

A good summary of what is 'around the corner'.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by tony whittingham
Scoop.it!

Digital Music News - Vinyl to Spotify: The Evolution of Recorded Music...

Digital Music News - Vinyl to Spotify: The Evolution of Recorded Music... | Using Social Media For Learning | Scoop.it

Regardless of whether Spotify ultimately survives, most predict a streaming-dominant future.

tony whittingham's insight:

Regardless of whether Spotify ultimately survives, most predict a streaming-dominant future.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by tony whittingham
Scoop.it!

Free Online Courses, Workplace Skills Training, Interactive Education and Multimedia Learning | ALISON

ALISON is the worlds leading provider of free online courses with certificates for basic and essential workplace skills. Start your elearning and online training today and educate yourself for free!
tony whittingham's insight:

A wide range of free courses from the World's great universities and colleges.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by tony whittingham
Scoop.it!

Learning Theory - What are the established learning theories?

Learning Theory - What are the established learning theories? | Using Social Media For Learning | Scoop.it
This Concept Map, created with IHMC CmapTools, has information related to: Learning Theory, zone of proximal development The area of capabilities that learners can exhibit with support from a teacher., Montessori constructivism, Lave & Wenger...
tony whittingham's insight:

A definitive curation of learning theories.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by tony whittingham
Scoop.it!

So what is Twitter #music and why do I see a black screen on the site? - gHacks Technology News | Latest Tech News, Software And Tutorials

So what is Twitter #music and why do I see a black screen on the site? - gHacks Technology News | Latest Tech News, Software And Tutorials | Using Social Media For Learning | Scoop.it

Twitter launched #music yesterday, a new music discovery service that combines what Twitter users like music-wise with options to listen to that music right on the site.

tony whittingham's insight:

Twitter launched #music yesterday, a new music discovery service that combines what Twitter users like music-wise with options to listen to that music right on the site.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by tony whittingham
Scoop.it!

How to create photo slideshows on YouTube -

How to create photo slideshows on YouTube - | Using Social Media For Learning | Scoop.it
tony whittingham's insight:

YouTube’s photo slideshow creation feature is a great addition to the site, even though it is a bit basic in some regards.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by tony whittingham
Scoop.it!

Ebooks: the end of the beginning (Part one)

Ebooks: the end of the beginning (Part one) | Using Social Media For Learning | Scoop.it

Over the last years, we have first seen records replaced by CDs, which in turn are being replaced by completely digital music - are we witnessing the end of paper books?

tony whittingham's insight:

Over the last years, we have first seen records replaced by CDs, which in turn are being replaced by completely digital music - are we witnessing the end of paper books?

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by tony whittingham
Scoop.it!

Desire2Learn Open Courses | Free Online Classes

Desire2Learn Open Courses | Free Online Classes | Using Social Media For Learning | Scoop.it
tony whittingham's insight:

 A new source of free online learning

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by tony whittingham
Scoop.it!

LinkedIn launches LinkedIn for Education

LinkedIn launches LinkedIn for Education | Using Social Media For Learning | Scoop.it
LinkedIn has extended the business model for a new constituency: college and high school students.
tony whittingham's insight:

LinkedIn has launched a new aspect of its service, this one centered on education. The central idea is to create University Pages for colleges and universities

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by tony whittingham
Scoop.it!

4 Social Media Changes, Explained -- InformationWeek

4 Social Media Changes, Explained -- InformationWeek | Using Social Media For Learning | Scoop.it
Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram all announced tweaks this week. Check out what these moves mean to you.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by tony whittingham
Scoop.it!

Two Opposite But Important Elements of Learning | Kapp Notes

Two Opposite But Important Elements of Learning | Kapp Notes | Using Social Media For Learning | Scoop.it

There are two elements of learning that seem almost opposite, yet, each contribute immeasurably to the ability of a person to learn. 

tony whittingham's insight:

There are two elements of learning that seem almost opposite, yet, each contribute immeasurably to the ability of a person to learn. 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by tony whittingham
Scoop.it!

Digg Reader for iPhone and iPad Launched | Good E-Reader - eBooks, Publishing and Comic News

Digg Reader for iPhone and iPad Launched | Good E-Reader - eBooks, Publishing and Comic News | Using Social Media For Learning | Scoop.it

The Digg Reader has been in development for awhile now and has finally made it to the iPhone and the iPad just in time before Google Reader goes

tony whittingham's insight:

A great tool for managing information overload...

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by tony whittingham
Scoop.it!

Growing Up with Social Media | The Big Picture

Growing Up with Social Media | The Big Picture | Using Social Media For Learning | Scoop.it
ciick for giant infographic Source: Letterbox   Click to enlarge Source: Letterbox
tony whittingham's insight:

Interesting stats on the use of social media by 'kids'.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by tony whittingham
Scoop.it!

2013 Internet Trends — Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers

2013 Internet Trends — Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers | Using Social Media For Learning | Scoop.it

The report reviews the shifting online landscape, which has become more social and content rich, with expanded use of photos, video and audio. Looking ahead, the report finds early signs of growth for wearable computing devices, like glasses, connected wrist bands and watches – and the emergence of connected cars, drones and other new platforms.

tony whittingham's insight:

The report reviews the shifting online landscape, which has become more social and content rich, with expanded use of photos, video and audio. Looking ahead, the report finds early signs of growth for wearable computing devices, like glasses, connected wrist bands and watches – and the emergence of connected cars, drones and other new platforms.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by tony whittingham
Scoop.it!

4 Reasons Why Social Media Should be Taught in Our School Systems

4 Reasons Why Social Media Should be Taught in Our School Systems | Using Social Media For Learning | Scoop.it
I might be a little biased, okay A LOT biased, but I want to give you the 4 reasons why I think that teaching social media to our children in schools is not only necessary, but critical.
tony whittingham's insight:

4 reasons why teaching social media to our children in schools is not only necessary, but critical.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by tony whittingham
Scoop.it!

6 Things You Need To Know About Google's All Access Music Service

6 Things You Need To Know About Google's All Access Music Service | Using Social Media For Learning | Scoop.it
Music streaming via the Web and smartphones has become big business for companies such as Spotify and Rdio, just a couple of the entities vying for dominance in the marketplace.
tony whittingham's insight:

A closer step to providing seniors with access to great music anytime from anywhere.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by tony whittingham
Scoop.it!

OpenupEd

OpenupEd | Using Social Media For Learning | Scoop.it

Free courses range from mathematics to economics, e-skills to e-commerce, climate change to cultural heritage, corporate social responsibility to the modern Middle East, and language learning to writing fiction.

tony whittingham's insight:

Free ourses range from mathematics to economics, e-skills to e-commerce, climate change to cultural heritage, corporate social responsibility to the modern Middle East, and language learning to writing fiction.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by tony whittingham
Scoop.it!

5 social media toolkit essentials

5 social media toolkit essentials | Using Social Media For Learning | Scoop.it
What's the best way to manage your channels with a minimum of fuss? Jack Miles offers five tools to schedule updates, measure key terms and hashtag reach – and more
tony whittingham's insight:

One of the unrecognised hurdles of social media is the complexity required to manage your 'social activities'. That said, as social media has developed so too has a range of to monitor your 'activities'.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by tony whittingham
Scoop.it!

The ultimate Google Reader alternatives list -

The ultimate Google Reader alternatives list - | Using Social Media For Learning | Scoop.it
tony whittingham's insight:

With Google Reader shutting down, here are some of the options that you have to continue reading and managing RSS feeds on the Internet?

more...
No comment yet.