Context Matters in Social Media

ProfHacker

I’ve been thinking for a while that the real barrier to entry on Twitter is the layers of context you need to have in order to be able to navigate it well. So think of a Twitter chat (and how difficult it would be for someone new to a community to handle the following): Acronyms/Abbreviations: Someone uses the abbreviation “fb”. Jargon: Someone uses the term MOOC. Most people I communicate with on Twitter are fully aware of what a MOOC is.

Serendipitous Learning on Twitter

ProfHacker

For me, this is exactly what social media, especially Twitter, is all about. This happens on Twitter all the time. I look at my Twitter feed and find a group of people I follow using a hashtag I’ve never seen before. 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. Some Things I Have Learned Serendipitously on Twitter….

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MOOCs for Professional Development - #TCEA15

EdTechSandyK

Notes from MOOCs for Professional Development Presentation at TCEA 2015 Dr. Kay Abernathy, Lamar University [link] Lamar University sponsored the MOOC on Social Media Communication Tools for Educators which Dr. Abernathy facilitated. You can build up to five MOOCs for free on this platform. link] What is a MOOC? Classroom is one of many hubs where interaction occurs, including blogs or portfolios, websites, social networking sites, and more.

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Join #TeachDoNow Summer MOOC

Educator Innovator

This online opportunity is open to anyone interested in learning how to use Twitter and other media sharing applications to promote social and civic discourse with students and will take place this summer from July 7 – August 17. using social media tools. The discussions will be accompanied by weekly missions that challenge participants to learn new tools and skills, discover and share new knowledge, and creatively express themselves using new media tools.

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Twitter and the death of distance

Learning with 'e's

Social media sites such as Twitter span huge distances to connect people around the world. There are many stories of people developing and sustaining friendship, or even romance and eventual marriage, after ''meeting'' on a social media site. I have co-authored several books with colleagues whom I have never met, where social media tools were used to co-create the content across the distance.

MOOC-Ed: Coaching Digital Learning, Unit 2 Reflection

EdTechnocation.com

Here is my Unit 2 reflection for the MOOC-Ed, Coaching Digital Learning: Cultivating a Culture of Change. What do you see as the most important advantages of adding social media tools to your personal learning network? I think that social media tools play an integral role in my Professional Learning Network and without them, my PLN would not be very effective. Each social media tool provides its own advantages to any PLN.

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

NeverEndingSearch

Claims on Twitter : Students read a tweet and explain why it might or might not be a useful source of information. 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!

Parabolic learning

Learning with 'e's

The incorporation of a number of social media tools into the mix proved to be an amazing platform from which the students and I could reflect on the process of learning, and amplify our ideas to each other and the world. I started the session with the aim of encouraging the group to learn deeply and critically about a particular topic - MOOCs (Massively Open Online Courses).

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Dr. Alec Couros on Spearfishing, Citizenship, and Lateral Reading

The CoolCatTeacher

Dr. Alec Couros – Bio as Submitted Alec Couros is a professor of educational technology and media at the Faculty of Education, University of Regina, in Saskatchewan, Canada. Finally, Alec is a passionate advocate of openness in education and demonstrates this commitment through his open access publications, considerable digital presence and contributions, and highly successful MOOCs and open boundary courses.

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. MOOCS (massive online open courses) are different from virtual classes, and are usually offered by colleges and universities. As always, education is changing.

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“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

Along with using virtually every type of technology out there – wikis, blogs, tumblr, podcasts, Twitter, Facebook, avatars – to safely connect her students in rural Georgia with students throughout the globe, Davis co-founded the ground-breaking Flat Classroom Project with teacher Julie Lindsay. It would include access to the Internet and open education resources, and as much social media as is practical, including tools like Edmodo and Wikispaces and, of course, email.

#EDEN15 BCN

Learning with 'e's

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. The EDEN Network of Academics and Professional (NAP) will also be hosting several #EDENChat sessions live on Twitter from the conference. eden15 education learning MOOCs open education resources personal learning Technology

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. What does social media mean to you? Social media provides us the forum and we get to discover this incredible journey of learning and communicating with each other. It is basically a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course).

New learning environments: The challenge and the promise #EDENchat

Learning with 'e's

The last two decades alone have seen a rapid rise in popularity of the World Wide Web, smartphones, social media, social networks, augmented reality, wearable technologies and user generated content sites. New trends have emerged including blended learning , personalised learning environments ( PLEs ) Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), mobile learning and the flipped classroom.

How free is open? #EDENchat

Learning with 'e's

Today at 8pm GMT, the second #EDENchat of 2016 will be live on Twitter. 3) How are MOOCs and other massive open study opportunities changing or influencing out thinking as educators? Are we in danger of being left behind if our organisation/institution is not involved in MOOCs? What can we learn from the open and free social media tools we use? 5) What are the ethical implications of MOOCs and other massive open courses?

Think Like an Urban Planner to Create Successful Online Learning Communities

Fractus Learning

But often, when we try to create community online through discussion forums or social media, our efforts fall flat. Think of it this way; if you live in New York City, you might hail from any number of diverse ethnic or social backgrounds, but you identify as a New Yorker. This is your community as a whole (all 30 members in your PLC or all 3,000 participants in your MOOC). How To MOOC PLN

Acronymity

Improving Education Environments

MOOC 2.0. MOOC 3.0. MOOC 4.0. I’ve achieved serious word count detailing the history of the MOOC acronym : we call connectivist-inspired courses and AI-inspired courses MOOCs because the acronym was introduced via popular media as a signatory for online course contents grouped in units and hosted by a well-known educational outlet. A SPOC is a Small Private Online Course ( could be better than MOOCs !). MMORPG. urMOOC. cMOOC. xMOOC.

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Educators Make, Play, and Connect This Summer

Educator Innovator

Here’s a selection: From June 13th to August 1st, a MOOC (massive open online collaboration) on connected learning “will provide many opportunities for participants to connect and form small groups in order to share and reflect on their work, which is what we think MOOCs should be all about. The MOOC is nonsequential, so anyone can join at any time. Educator Innovator Blog Mozilla Webmaker #connectedlearning Cities of Learning connect Make mooc play summer Summer Learning

Acronymity

Improving Education Environments

MOOC 2.0. MOOC 3.0. MOOC 4.0. I’ve achieved serious word count detailing the history of the MOOC acronym : we call connectivist-inspired courses and AI-inspired courses MOOCs because the acronym was introduced via popular media as a signatory for online course contents grouped in units and hosted by a well-known educational outlet. A SPOC is a Small Private Online Course ( could be better than MOOCs !). MMORPG. urMOOC. cMOOC. xMOOC.

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Course Round-Up: Summer Learning for Educators

MIND Research Institute

Maybe you want to develop your personal learning network on social media, read a few new books , or take a course alongside other educators. Below, we have collected some Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) as well as open courseware, so you can choose your own learning adventure this summer. Take a self-guided course to improve your implementation next year and follow @JiJiMath on Twitter to chat with other educators! Looking to learn something new this summer?

PD in your PJs with #EDENchat

Learning with 'e's

I would establish a new Twitter chat, where everyone, members and non-members of EDEN could come together periodically and virtually, to discuss the burning issues of the day. Twitter has been, for me and countless other professionals, a powerful form of informal professional development, where you can learn from each other, share ideas and collaborate across distance. On Twitter, our chats are moderated by a NAP steering group member and are always exactly one hour in duration.

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A Podcast for Every Discipline? The Rise of Educational Audio

Edsurge

Learn more at ed.unc.edu/meite, on IG @UNCmeite , and Twitter @unc_Meite. Some of the podcasters got their start making educational videos or or producing MOOCs, those free online classes that were all the rage a few years ago, but ended up not living up to the hype.

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Punk learning

Learning with 'e's

Some educators have at some time openly identified themselves as edupunk, including Amy Burvall (who created a series of history teacher videos for YouTube), Jim Groom (pictured top, considered the originator of Edupunk) and Pam Nelmes (who has transformed communication across her large cohorts of nursing students and with the general public through creative use of social media). By 1977, punk music had emerged as a creative force to be reckoned with.

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What these teens learned about the Internet may shock you!

The Hechinger Report

High School seniors (left to right) Hayley Striegel, Olivia Poplawski, Cheri Zheng-Fredericks and Julie Pignataro look for ways to verify information they’ve encountered on social media. The Stanford initiative launched in 2015, joining a handful of recent efforts to help students contend with misinformation and fake news online—a problem as old as dial-up modems, but now supercharged by social media and partisan news bubbles. High School social studies teacher.

Crowdsourcing Curating Networks: It Has to Be Meta

ProfHacker

Instead, we are looking at the following (not mutually-exclusive) categories: Social networks – as in tools like Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and God knows what else lies in the future. We would be looking at artifacts of their use in pedagogy, by people like Jesse Stommel and Pete Rorabaugh, and we would be looking at exploration of power and influence on social networks, such as Bonnie Stewart’s dissertation research.

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

Bryan Alexander

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. I kicked things off with a survey of major technological developments in a very top level way, then dived into specific, currently used digital tools (the LMS, ePortfolios, video, robotics, big data, social media, 3d printing, etc.).

Do the “basics” change over time?

The Principal of Change

I think I have more questions than answers after so many thoughts being shared on Twitter. After reading a tweet from an educator talking about how they didn’t use social media when they were kids and they turned out just fine, and that schools should “focus on the basics”, I tweeted this question out: Honest question…when someone says, “focus on the basics”, isn’t it important that we understand the “basics” change over time?

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Some of these experimental sites included MOOCs and coding bootcamps. ” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via Class Central’s Dhawal Shah, writing in Edsurge : “ MOOCs Find Their Audience: Professional Learners and Universities.” Mindwire Consulting’s Phil Hill follows up on the Edsurge article with his own analysis : “ MOOCs Now Focused on Paid Certificates and OPM Market.”

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Notes from Leadership for the Digital Age with Alan November - Day 2

EdTechSandyK

edX - www.edex.org - MOOC site, courses are all free, people who teach the courses are from Harvard, MIT, Berkeley, University of Texas, etc. Coursera is another option for higher ed MOOCS. Close to 10% of students got into MIT by excelling in a MOOC. District #5 : Kindergarten teachers started class Twitter accounts! Here is Mrs. Cook''s Twitter. Twitter is his favorite tool for professional learning. Use every bit of social media that you can.

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The Learning Revolution Has Begun

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30 Examples Of Disruptions In The Classroom

TeachThought - Learn better.

But as successive refinements improve them to the point that they start to steal customers, they may end up reshaping entire industries: classified ads (Craigslist), long distance calls (Skype), record stores (iTunes), research libraries (Google), local stores (eBay), taxis (Uber) and newspapers (Twitter).” Increasingly formal use of social media by education institutions. Rapid change in the demands for media forms (e.g., MOOCs, nanodegrees, etc.

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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Future Trends Forum #8, with Jim Groom: full recording, notes, and Storify

Bryan Alexander

Twitter activity during the hour was also very energetic, so I Storified it. He cited Jon Udell ‘s vision of Wikipedia as a place where knowledge is socially constructed. One mentioned that their institution used to host WordPress locally, but is now exploring externally hosted social media (Twitter, Facebook, Google+, etc). He criticized the allure of universal solutions and totalizing narratives (the LMS, the MOOC).

Future Trends Forum #8, with Jim Groom: full recording, notes, and Storify

Bryan Alexander

Twitter activity during the hour was also very energetic, so I Storified it. He cited Jon Udell ‘s vision of Wikipedia as a place where knowledge is socially constructed. One mentioned that their institution used to host WordPress locally, but is now exploring externally hosted social media (Twitter, Facebook, Google+, etc). He criticized the allure of universal solutions and totalizing narratives (the LMS, the MOOC).