Context Matters in Social Media

ProfHacker

Jargon: Someone uses the term MOOC. Most people I communicate with on Twitter are fully aware of what a MOOC is. Poor soul gets 10 different replies because everyone else knows what a MOOC is and is trying to be helpful. Of course, context matters (heavily) outside of social media. Sean Michael Morris recently wrote a post about the upcoming MOOC MOOC Instructional Design and starts the post with a set of learning outcomes you will get from the post.

A true gift from SHEG: DIY digital literacy assessments and tools for historical thinking

NeverEndingSearch

Claims on Social Media : Students consider the sources of a tweet and the information contained in it in order to describe what makes it both a useful and not useful source of information. Social Media Video : Students watch an online video and identify its strengths and weaknesses. Social studies teachers will adore these!

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Back to #EDEN

Learning with 'e's

In that year I was just starting out in the world of educational technology, and I presented some of my research at the EDEN summer conference in Poitiers, France. Let me list just a few: Smart phones and other mobile technologies such as e-readers; social media and social networks; touch-screen technologies; Web 2.0; MOOCs; and a whole host of other innovations have been birthed during this time.

Storms over liberal education: notes on the 2016 AAC&U conference

Bryan Alexander

Last week I participated in the American Association of Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) 2016 conference. I was there for a few reasons, starting with having the fine opportunity to lead a pre conference workshop, followed by presenting on two panels, helping out with a Twitter component, and reconnecting with dozens of friends and colleagues. Let me share some materials here, along with reflections on the conference. Reflections on the conference.

Serendipitous Learning on Twitter

ProfHacker

For me, this is exactly what social media, especially Twitter, is all about. It turns out there is either a new MOOC they’re participating in, a conference they’re live-tweeting about, or a Twitter chat going on. Do you have strategies for creating serendipity on social media? Productivity Profession discovery serendipity social media Twitter

What has been and what is yet to come

Learning with 'e's

The theme of the EADL conference this year is Connected Learning , and delegates will represent corporate learning and development, and other learning professionals from around the globe. In this presentation I will explore the use of MOOCs, AI, social media, smart mobiles, virtual worlds, augmented and virtual reality, as well as some of the emerging associated theories, to evaluate their effectiveness on pedagogy.

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Next Week - The Library 2.0 "Emerging Technology" Mini-Conference - All Keynotes and Sessions Posted!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Our third Library 2.019 mini-conference, "Emerging Technology," will be held online (and for free) on Wednesday, October 30th, from 12:00 - 3:00 pm US-Pacific Daylight Time (click for your own time zone). Participants are encouraged to use #library2019 and #libraryemergingtech on their social media posts leading up to and during the event. In Fall 2014 she led a MOOC, The Emerging Future: Technology Issues and Trends, that attracted over 1700 global participants.

2013 Global Education Conference Kicks Off Today - List of Sessions

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

From the 2012 GlobalEdCon attendees: "This conference is a great example on what global means. Jerry Blumengarten The 2013 Global Education Conference starts today! If you haven''t attended our annual Global Education Conference, you are in for a treat! If you are looking to extend your conference experience, here are some ideas. To receive the daily conference schedule, be sure to join the Global Education Conference network. Conference was great.

#EDENchat Up close and personal

Learning with 'e's

There were posts about the Anatomy of PLEs , their functionality , their role as a counterpoint to the institutional Learning Management System, and also their relationship to MOOCs and Connectivism. I attended the first ever Personal Learning Environments conference in Barcelona, about 5 years ago, and spent three glorious days in the sun, learning from others about the PLE and how it would revolutionise learning. education learning personal devices PLE social media

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Three GREAT (and Free) Virtual Conferences Where You Can Attend, Present, or Volunteer!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We have three great world-wide virtual conferences coming up in the next few months. This conference has a short lead time (right around the corner!), The conference will also include an all-day virtual unconference (SocialEdCon online!) The conference general information page is HERE and call for presentation proposals and instructions for Learning 2.0 The conference general information page is HERE and call for presentation proposals and instructions for Learning 2.0

8 EdTech Trends to Watch Out for This 2020

Ask a Tech Teacher

Much like how social media giants Facebook and Twitter are utilizing our digital footprints to better understand consumer behavior, teachers are also turning to data analytics to learn more about their students. MOOCs. As always, education is changing.

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The Free Learning 2.0 Conference: Great Keynotes and Sessions and YOU!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

virtual conference is just around the corner (August 20 - 24 [link] ). is a free conference and is held online, in multiple time zones, over the course of five days. It is organized in conjunction with Connected Educator Month , and the conference is based on a highly inclusive model for participation and designed to encourage peer professional development--which means we want you to come and learn from each other! We encourage you to do this in advance of the conference.

10Q: Shelly Sanchez Terrell

Learning with 'e's

Just look at her profile: She is a teacher trainer, author, and international speaker, is the host of American TESOL’s Free Friday Webinars and the Social Media Community Manager for The Consultants-E. She has co-founded and organized the acclaimed educational projects, Edchat , ELTChat , The Reform Symposium E-Conference and the ELTON nominated Virtual Round Table language and technology conference. What does social media mean to you?

Announcing the Library 2.017 "Makerspaces" Mini-Conference and Call for Proposals.

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We're excited to announce our third Library 2.017 mini-conferences: "Makerspaces," which will be held online (and for free) on Wednesday, October 11th, from 12:00 - 3:00 pm US-Pacific Daylight Time (click for your own time zone). Participants are encouraged to use #library2017 on their social media posts leading up to and during the event. She is also the faculty lead for the University of Michigan's Public Library Management MOOC courses at EdX.org.

#EDEN15 BCN

Learning with 'e's

Barcelona - the home of Gaudi This year's EDEN annual summer conference kicks off in beautiful Barcelona later today with a welcome event and the awarding of several EDEN Fellowships. This year we continue with a high profile social media coverage, including a dedicated Twitter channel (follow @edenconference on Twitter and also the #EDEN15 hashtag) and liveblogging from the plenary sessions.

“I may be one teacher but I’m no longer going to stay silent about the things important to my country and world of education. I love my students and as I look at children everywhere, I want them to have teachers who love teaching and who love them.” – Vicki Davis, USA

Daily Edventures

The Flat Classroom Project has been hailed by educators, policymakers and media alike, won ISTE ‘s Online Learning Award and is now included in the third edition of Friedman’s book (Davis and Lindsay worked with Friedman on the chapter called, “If it’s not happening then it’s because you’re not doing it”). Some educators like Twitter, others like Facebook, while others go to conferences.

Learning Revolution Free Events - The Conference - Next Up #Reinvent14 - Appreciative Inquiry and AERO

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We want YOU to present at the Reinventing the Classroom conference on May 1st - all about the impact of ed tech on the classroom experience. If you''re going to ISTE or live in Atlanta, don''t miss ISTE Unplugged , our set of fun activities around the annual ISTE conference. While we highly recommend going to ISTE, you don''t have to be registered for the main conference to attend our all day unconference on Friday, June 27th. Social Media for the Art & Design Classroom.

10Q: Martin Weller - the battle for open

Learning with 'e's

This time, I''m very happy to interview two of the keynote speakers for the EDEN 2015 conference , which will be held in Barcelona. blogs, social media, learning objects, OERs, MOOCs, etc in this period. I think many MOOCs (and MOOC providers) will struggle to find a sustainable financial model in their current guise. 5) What is your response to the criticism of MOOCs (e.g. I think it is easy to be snobbish about MOOCs.

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Worldwide, Online, and Free - The Library 2.013 Conference Starts Friday

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The conference is once again being held entirely online around the clock in multiple languages and time zones. We have 146 accepted conference sessions and ten keynote addresses. There are eight conference strands covering a wide variety of timely topics, such as MOOCs, e-books, maker spaces, mobile services, embedded librarians, green libraries, doctoral student research, library and information center "tours," and more!

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Inspire to learn

Learning with 'e's

On 3-4 December I'll be in Manchester to present a keynote speech at the Inspire Conference , sponsored by the Higher Education Academy. The conference is themed around excellence in teaching of the social sciences, which reflects my own professional and academic background. During my undergraduate degree I specialised in psychology, but also studied a number of other social sciences, including politics, economics, sociology and human geography.

Interview with Terry Anderson

Learning with 'e's

His work around the study of social and cognitive presence in distance learning contexts has been cited many times, and his research has led to a number of high profile keynote speech invitations around the globe. We are delighted that Terry will be delivering a keynote speech at this year''s European Distance and E-Learning Network ( EDEN ) Conference in Zagreb in June. Thus, ongoing levels of media and specifically network literacy are critically important.

Our thinking creates the solutions, but technology provides many new opportunities.

The Principal of Change

The number of times I have seen it shared on social media, or brought up in conferences has been staggering. Hampton, now a junior, is attending a different school and is thriving socially. Hampton told Audie Cornish on NPR’s “All Things Considered” that the reason why she felt an app like this was necessary is because it prevents kids from being publicly rejected and being considered social outcasts by their peers.

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A Podcast for Every Discipline? The Rise of Educational Audio

Edsurge

Two years ago Davis decided to put on a conference for people making these kinds of podcasts, called Sound Education. That’s the case for Davis, who for several years was a producer of video classes for HarvardX, Harvard’s MOOC production wing. “I

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Udacity VP of Learning: ‘We Never Start Anything Out of Academic Interest’

Edsurge

A red carpet and a self-driving car were just a few of the things attendees saw on Tuesday at Intersect, the third annual conference put on by online learning provider Udacity. Conference attendees wait in line on a red carpet to ride in Udacity's self-driving car. For example, Udacity previously partnered with San Jose State University to offer MOOCs for credits , and the company offers an online Master’s degree in computer science with Georgia Tech.

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April 30th - Library 2.015 Spring Summit Focuses on Innovation, Technology, and Preparation for the Future

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

With technology changing so rapidly, how can libraries, organizations, and individuals stay abreast of the economic, social, and ethical ramifications of innovations and prepare successfully for the future? Dr. Alman , the SJSU lecturer who developed the Emerging Future: Technology Issues and Trends MOOC , said that the Library 2.015 Spring Summit was conceived because “monitoring technology is vital for educators and information professionals.”

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Trends to watch in 2015: education and technology

Bryan Alexander

MOOCs? And the MOOC numbers look like they’re rising. Unless the worm turns globally, I’d expect planet MOOC to keep growing in 2016. One crucial impact of mobile technologies in education is the way they tear down our old boundary walls, the ones around in-session classes, or conferences, or meetings. Social media is something higher ed is ambivalent about. What can we expect in 2016 from the intersection of technology and education?

Thursday Webinar - "Library Advocacy: Everyday Marketing Tools and Techniques" with Dr. Sue Alman

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Promoting the library can be a fun and productive task for all employees and library users IF time is spent on developing a communication plan and providing content for print materials, social media, and word-of-mouth interactions. As an online educator she developed and offered a MOOC for the SJSU iSchool, and she coordinated two Library 2.0 online conferences, The Emerging Future (2015) and Blockchain (2018 Please consider joining us for this special Library 2.0

GlobalEdCon 2013 Day Four + Helping the New Grassroots Projects

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Today is day four of the 2013 Global Education Conference. During the conference opening sessions we brainstormed as set of grassroots global education projects that we could bring to our personal learning networks to try to get started. The five projects are listed below, and each links to a project group on the conference site--please join one or more and then let us know how Lucy and I can help turn these into realities! General conference information is posted here.

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Join Us This Thursday for "The Emerging Future: Technology and Learning" (Must Register)

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

With technology changing so rapidly, how can libraries, organizations, and individuals stay abreast of the economic, social, and ethical ramifications of innovations and prepare successfully for the future?

Two New Library 2.0 Webinars: Library Advocacy + Marketing | Coaching Skills for Managers + Supervisors | ALSO: Active Shooter Response Recording

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Promoting the library can be a fun and productive task for all employees and library users IF time is spent on developing a communication plan and providing content for print materials, social media, and word-of-mouth interactions. As an online educator she developed and offered a MOOC for the SJSU iSchool, and she coordinated two Library 2.0 online conferences, The Emerging Future (2015) and Blockchain (2018). We have two new Library 2.0

PD in your PJs with #EDENchat

Learning with 'e's

Every chat is archived using the social media tool Storify , so that anyone can revisit the discussion at any time on the EDEN website here. Those who do so will discover a treasure trove of ideas, comments and dialogues that focus on the themes of the chats, and often a shared link to additional relevant resources or media. When I was elected as chair of the Network of Academics and Professionals ( NAP) in 2014, I wondered what I might do to make my mark.

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Literacy in the Digital Age: 9 Great Speaking & Listening Tools

Educator Innovator

We would argue our students read and write more now than they ever have before—between texting, social media, gaming, and everything else they do in their digitally fueled, online lives. isn’t simply limited to YouTube either (though it does work seamlessly there); Khan, Vimeo, and several MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) platforms work as well. With this tool, students can download their recording, link to a QR code, or share via email and social networks.

Tips for Landing an Edtech Gig—From the EdSurge Jobs Team

Edsurge

Check out our growing list of MOOCs and Courses on the EdSurge Index. As for your social profiles such as Facebook and Instagram, previous wisdom used to to be to hide any trace that a hiring manager could find. Now, instead of changing your name or hiding everything on your social media pages, you can use these pages to show the “human” side of you. Post articles and media on Facebook, Twitter, etc that is useful and interesting to your followers.

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Week of July 30, 2011 - Live and Interactive Webinars in Blackboard Collaborate

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Below are this week''s public, free, and interactive Webinars through LearnCentral.org , the social learning network for education that I work on for Blackboard Collaborate (formerly Elluminate). EPCOP MOOC INTRO WEBINAR ( Australia Series ) Mon 1 Aug 09:00PM New York / Tue 2 Aug 01:00AM GMT / Tue 2 Aug 11:00AM Sydney Coach Carole. This is an online learning conference sponsored by the Region XI Education Service Center in Fort Worth, Texas.

International ed tech and pedagogical projects: notes from INTED 2017

Bryan Alexander

This past week I attended the INTED conference in Valencia, Spain. First, INTED was easily the most transnational conference for education that I’ve ever attended. Social media: various projects making use of it, including having students write to Twitter in a new language, or inviting Chinese students in another country to use WeChat to improve their morale. MOOCs: simply present in the ed tech space, without the hype crash America experienced.

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