Online social networks as formal learning environments: Learner experiences and activities George Veletsianos and Cesar C. Navarrete University of Texas at Austin, USA Abstract Une définition des médias sociaux Voilà plus d’un an que ce blog est ouvert et je viens de me rendre compte que je n’ai jamais réellement pris le temps de fournir une définition des médias sociaux (contrairement à Cédric). Il existe déjà de nombreuses définitions mais je ne m’y retrouve pas tout à fait. Commençons par les définitions en anglais : Wikipedia – « Social media is online content created by people using highly accessible and scalable publishing technologies.
7 Social Media Rules For Brands 2012 was a big year for social media. Facebook officially took over the world, Twitter collectively told the world they didn't want to play anymore by locking up their API, and Pinterest made everybody with time to kill happy by sucking them into a near endless supply of beautiful food imagery and cat pictures. 2012 was also, quite possibly, the most irritating year of social media to date, particularly in the “social media for brands” department—including gems such as offering a 20% coupon to help the victims of Hurricane Sandy deal with their “boredom,” epic #McDStories (who didn’t see that coming?) Teaching time investment: Does online really take more time than face-to-face? Rebecca Van de Vord and Korolyn Pogue Washington State University, USA Abstract Enrollments in online programs are growing, increasing demand for online courses.
Building a Personal Learning Network (PLN) by Jane Bozarth “Simply showing up is not enough. As with most things in life, you get back what you put in. If you want to build a Personal Learning Network, then you must be an active part of that network; it’s not a spectator sport.” 8 Ideas, 10 Guides, And 17 Tools For A Better Professional Learning Network Personal learning networks are a great way for educators to get connected with learning opportunities, access professional development resources, and to build camaraderie with other education professionals. Although PLNs have been around for years, in recent years social media has made it possible for these networks to grow exponentially. Now, it’s possible to expand and connect your network around the world anytime, anywhere.
Content curation and the power of collective intelligence I have been exploring this topic as part of the subject INF506 Social Networking for Information Professionals that I am teaching this summer (it’s an elective in our MEdTL amd MIS courses at CSU). A lot is being written about content creation within and beyond the information professions. Here are a few gems that I recommend TLs and librarians check out:
Social Networking Networks get things done. Whether it's sending a letter or lighting your home. Networks make it happen. To get from Chicago to Santa Fe, we need to see the network of roads that will get us there. How to Navigate Social Media (and Avoid Information Overload) There’s a lot of conversation about social media. And for good reason. The tools let you connect with peers who share common interests. It’s also a great way to build a personal learning network. For example, if you build rapid elearning courses with Articulate products there are all sorts of resources available to you:
Use your PLN to help your PLC to become a CoP Learning can happen anywhere at anytime from anyone and anything. Your connections and any information you use are learning experiences that can help you grow personally and professionally. I wrote this article for CUE in 2009 and felt it was appropriate to update it for the ISTE 2011 Conference in 2011. I’ll be there — very busy but learning so much from the people in my PLN.