Tag Archive for: social media

Can you tell what backchannel session it is yet?

27 Mar
March 27, 2014 In previous posts [1], [2] and [3] I’ve really explored some issues associated with Twitter backchannels.  I’ve talked about potential bias, analysed who’s actually tweeting and have also analysed a keynote presentation.  In my final post on this theme, this week I’m turning the tables to see if it’s possible to recognise a conference session from the Twitter backchannel, given the keyword frequencies. As previously, I’m using the UK-based Learning Technologies as an example because Read more [...]

Learning in 140 characters – or less

30 May
May 30, 2013 Twitter is a phenomenon – you just can’t escape it.  Twitter was created in March 2006 by Jack Dorsey and launched in July the same year.  The service has rapidly gained worldwide popularity, with over 500 million registered users as of 2012, generating over 340 million tweets daily and handling over 1.6 billion search queries per day.  Since its launch, Twitter has become one of the ten most visited websites on the Internet, and has been described as "the SMS of the Internet."  There's a Read more [...]

Where have all the learning spaces gone?

16 May
May 16, 2013 Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Pinterest and Google+.  The list of social media sites continues to grow at an alarming rate and this merely underlines the power of social media in today’s business world. But stepping aside from the virtual world, I’m left wondering where the real learning spaces have gone to, and this is the subject of this week’s post. Where have all the learning spaces gone? I’m wondering where we learnt before these wonderful social media tools were developed? We Read more [...]

The various types of social learners

18 Apr
April 18, 2013 I’ve blogged before that I’ve been fascinated by the concept of social learning for some time.  This post forms part of my voyage of discovery and focuses on the various types of social learners. As I’ve mentioned before, this is a personal voyage and as such reflects what I’ve seen, heard and found.  I’m sure this post – as with others - may well generate some adverse responses and criticism but I wanted to give you the opportunity of understanding the journey I made and for you Read more [...]