Innovation in open online courses

George Siemens

In a few weeks, our edX course Data, Analytics, and Learning (#DALMOOC ) will start. We (Carolyn Rose, Dragan Gasevic, Ryan Baker, and I) have spent the last several months thinking through the course structure and format. This is a short overview of the innovations that we want to explore during the course.

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On the Creative Commons Certificate Course

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

A week ago, by way of a post in the Creative Commons Open Education Platform discussion list, I became aware of the Creative Commons Certificate course, "an in-depth course about CC licenses, open practices and the ethos of the Commons." That's a lot of money for an open online course generally, let alone a very short introductory course taught by a non-accredited institution. Taking the CC Certificate is, of course, optional. they may not need the course.

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Twitter Digest for 2011-05-23

Jane Hart

RT @ britz : Im to share my eval of an REL module today -frankly, this abt sums it up: Online courses must die! Powered by Twitter Tools. Twitter twitterTweet. OMG Sitting is killing you [link] #. The Networked Workplace by @ hjarche [link] #. Spiderscribe: Free-Form Mind Mapping & Brainstorming Tool [link] via @ MakeUseOf #. link] #. The C4LPT Daily is out! link] ? Top stories today via @ jamesmcluckie #.

Twitter Digest for 2011-05-09

Jane Hart

42 Fresh Facts About Twitter & Facebook… | Bit Rebels [link] via @ bitrebels #. Model of the moment – competencies not courses, fm Inside Higher Ed [link] #. Powered by Twitter Tools. Twitter twitterFive Best Apps to Send Group Text Messages on the Cheap [link] #. Challenging the status quo from @ hjarche [link] #. Social Media Interaction Pattern Library – how people interact with social media [link] #.

Twitter Digest for 2011-05-10

Jane Hart

link] by @ fdomon <Of course! #. Powered by Twitter Tools. Twitter twitterVirtual Trust by @ hjarche [link] < But as Harold says, "Trust, it seems, doesn’t sell stuff" #. More about trust – this one "Trust for teachers" – in praise of Finland's education system [link] #. The C4LPT Daily is out! link] #. RT @ Socialearning : RT @ ecollab : [new post] Learning Formally or Informally…? Why not Both!

Twitter for Learning: The Past, Present and Future

Jane Hart

Twitter turned 9 on 21 March. I’ve been on Twitter since March 2008. And during the last 7 years I’ve seen lots of changes; and of course my own view of Twitter has changed too. […]. After it appeared in No 11 position on the 1st Top 100 Tools for Learning list in 2007, I realised I’d better sign up! Social learning

My Twitter Weekly Links Digest for 2011-08-07

Jane Hart

Google Plus and Twitter – how they work for me hand-in hand [link] by @ elsua #. lrnchat Q0) I learn so much everyday – in places like Twitter – too many things to mention #. Re compliance courses, actually some regulators are rethinking their value – you may be pleased to hear # lrnchat #. RT @ lrnchat : Q2) What if the "Learning" department only focused on learning, rather than training, course development, schedules? Twitter twitter

Charming finds on Twitter

Harold Jarche

Here are some of the observations and insights that were shared via Twitter this past week. The students used many ingenious techniques as cribs, but my heart was warmed to learn that once student printed a false back-cover for my novel Little Brother with pi 1-100 on it (Little Brother is one of the course readings, so many copies of it were already lying around the classroom). [I Now 76% of Twitter users post status updates.

Twitter economics: corset creates value

Martijn Linssen

why not both Home About Contact Thursday, 2 September 2010 Twitter economics: corset creates value Commenting on The Spirituality of Social Media by Mark Schaefer , I found myself in immediate need of another blog post when I wrote I see amazingly, astonishingly little verbal abuse on Twitter. Maybe because of whom Im following of course, but probably because a good flame usually occupies more than just 140 characters. On twitter less is more. Business or Pleasure? -

On my 3rd Twitter birthday: 7 reasons Twitter is central to my life

Trends in the Living Networks

Earlier today I noticed it’s three years since my life on Twitter began. It now seems strange to me that I was such a late starter compared to many other connected folk, given that Twitter is now so central to my life. The primary reason I held off getting started on Twitter was that I felt that my blog was my primary space for content sharing, and I didn’t want to divide my limited spare attention across platforms. I now know that blogs and Twitter are highly complementary.

Is Twitter Where Connections Go to Die? – The Unfollowing Experiment

Luis Suarez

Over three years ago I wrote a blog entry over here about Twitter under the provocative heading: ‘ Twitter is where conversations go to die ’. I still love Twitter, as I wrote just recently. Essentially, yes, I am still missing the days when Twitter was The Pulse of the Planet: The Global Conversation. Twitter, on its own, it’s just one of the many hundreds of different digital tools within the Social Web. And this time around Twitter was the chosen one.

Don’t Simply Follow on Twitter, You Should Spend Time Reviewing

Dan Pontefract

In December of 2012, Twitter announced it had surpassed 200 million users. Of course it was CEO Dick Costolo who let us know in the summer of 2012 that 400 million tweets were being sent each day. What I’m referring to is our (or perhaps my) approach to Twitter. When I’m on Twitter, I’m scanning streams, hashtags and searches that I make. Because I may check Twitter infrequently, I may be missing out on potentially golden tweets of individuals.

Twitter Is Where Conversations Go To Die

Luis Suarez

It took email over 30 odd years to reach that status where more and more people started to question its long-standing status quo within the corporate world and it looks like Twitter has accelerated that same perception to just a few years within the Social Web, without even entering the corporate world altogether!, Twitter has now become, once again, another messaging board system, like a good bunch of them out there of the once so-called social networking sites.

Twitter's accidental path to monetisation

Martijn Linssen

This just hit me so Im writing it down as pun, but itll probably show up in another post soon Back to business: Twitter suffers from abundance and free, of course, and has done so for years. Then, when the masses started flocking in, Twitter slowly started to make it all less abundant by putting in restrictions or raising existing ones. This way, Twitter is slowly making their feed scarce. Or can you cope without any Twitter whatsoever, at all?

Education and, of course, the Net

Harold Jarche

Here are some of the observations and insights that were shared via Twitter this past week. . Roger Schank: the on line education revolution: its all about the design. Learning by doing is really how we learn: Teaching others to do this is the next step in the education revolution. aronsolomon – Generation Why. We had two sources of information: adults in our limited networks and the few books in the public library. We learned painfully passively and tentatively.

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Teaching Online Courses – 60 Great Resources

Tony Karrer

I received an inquiry about resources that would help instructors who are about to move into teaching online courses. If you are going to teach a course online or run an online learning event or an online conference, then there’s even more to being successful at that. It made me immediately think back to my first experience with an online session.

Twitter for Learning – 55 Great Articles

Tony Karrer

In a recent conversation, I was asked what I thought about twitter as a learning tool. Over the course of the past few years I’ve moved from saying “I don’t get it” – to feeling like it’s a good addition to my Learning Tool Set. But I also think that there’s a lot more help now around how to make effective use of Twitter as a learning tool. subQuark , June 14, 2009 Twitter Collaboration Stories eLearning Technology.

Twitter Captivate Integration

Tony Karrer

I particularly cited a DevLearn demo of twitter being embedded inside Captivate as the basis of a social learning experience. They’ve posted on the Adobe Captivate blog - Collaborative learning using Captivate and Twitter. The basic idea is that students will be able to have a social learning experience utilizing twitter as a messaging systems within a Captivate course. I mentioned in my post 2009 Predictions How Did I Do?

An open university prep course – MOOC for basic skills

David Weinberger

I’ve been interested in the potential of running a massive open online course for basic skills for a while now. Most of the open courses that we’ve run so far have been geared towards experienced learners. The open courses are less structured than a formal course, and therefore take a bit of getting used to. ( Free online course teaching basic skills for success at university. This year, we’ll be teaching a shortened non-credit course.

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Twitter Focus (#seascorcher)

Nancy White

I have been following the twitter hashtag #seascorcher where all of us Seattlites are connecting, communicating and often commiserating about our record breaking heat wave. It has been interesting to reflect on a) how much I’ve been on Twitter today and b) what I’m Tweeting about. You can read the recent tweets here Nancy White (NancyWhite) on Twitter ). The news media Twitterers are at it bringing many flavors of classic and citizen journalism into the story.

Australia takes the wrong path on Twitter advertising disclosure

Trends in the Living Networks

On Saturday I was interviewed on ABC24 about the news that Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) had said that it is acceptable for celebrities to do paid promotions on Twitter without disclosing their affiliation. There is of course no essential difference. Twitter is media. The most prominent Twitter advertising platforms, It is not clear why the ACCC feels it is OK for advertising on Twitter not to be disclosed.

Online Facilitation, Twitter, Backchannel and Keynotes

Nancy White

So inspired by Cliff Atkinson’s book “ The Back Channel ,&# I decided to integrate a Twitter tool into the slides and thus into the body of the talk, consciously breaking in and out of the audience. After a moment’s inspiration in yoga class , I realized the metaphor of the practice of yoga fit – both as a thread and a fun visual tool, which of course sent me scurrying to Flickr for creative commons photos. And of course, tested them.

[VIDEO] The flow of Twitter around the world

Trends in the Living Networks

Twitter has created a nice video showing how much and when the unique moment of 11:11 on 11.11.11 Each “1” is a location that moves with the conversation on Twitter. Of course it is primarily a nice visualization of who wakes up as the world turns, though also shows the countries that are most engaged in Twitter. Social media Social networks Twitterwas mentioned around the world last Friday, as below.

Twitter Digest for 2011-05-29

Jane Hart

Post by @ djudje Courses v. Powered by Twitter Tools. Twitter twitterTweet. RT @ JaneBozarth : GOOD STUFF. Experiences [link] <and not what you might expect! #. Infographic: The Enterprise Mobile Explosion [link] #. Social Business? It Depends What You Mean By Social [link] #. RT @ dpontefract : Nice. RT @ AMAnet : "The new leader is a facilitator, not an order giver." " — John Naisbitt #.

Learning on Twitter

Harold Jarche

Some of the things I learned on Twitter this past week. Superstruct : massively multiplayer forecasting game & Evoke : a 10 week crash course in changing the world; via @moehlert. Research is what I’m doing when I don’t know what I’m doing.” ~ Werner Von Braun; via @LDguyMN. via @just4you & @jalam1001 – Video : Introduction to the semantic web 3.0.

Comparing Facebook influence to Twitter's: #FBRATE

Martijn Linssen

why not both Home About Contact Friday, 7 May 2010 Comparing Facebook influence to Twitters: #FBRATE In a previous post I did the math on Facebook Share, Facebook Like and Twitter ReTweets, and their ratio I then did the math on probable Facebook users (which I found to be at half of what Facebook claims itself), and Twitter users, before calculating their relative ratio. Quora: a gossiper's wet dream Twitter punctuation manners Ask not what your company can do for you,?

Twitter co-founder another college "push out"

Nine Shift

Twitter, of course, is the hottest new social media networking software. Just for fun we decided to find out if Twitter co-found Jack Dorsey is a college drop-out. Why yes he is! Amazing, just like Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Shawn Fanning (downloading music) and Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook). I like the term "push out" better than drop-out. I think it describes better what is actually going on. What do you think? Are smart boys pushed out of college, or do they drop out?

List of the top 100 Twitter influencers in Australia

Trends in the Living Networks

The rise of tools that measure people’s influence in social media channels, such as PeerIndex , Klout , and Twitter Grader , is just the beginning of a far broader shift to metrics of influence and reputation. We have compiled a list of the most influential people in Australia on Twitter as measured by PeerIndex , which is based on a combination of authority, activity, and audience. Of course the list could be quite different as judged by other influence engines.

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Twitter and Webinars

Tony Karrer

Many of the participants are Twitter users who are becoming used to chatting via twitter. have a chat stream happening and there's one going on via twitter. Presentation Mastery: Twitter as a Presentation Resource There are lots of good suggestions in these, but they don't really address the issue of how to present when the audience may be splitting their chat between the webinar tool and twitter. Twitter Chat Annoying?

@Janetter or How I Started to Enjoy Twitter Once Again

Luis Suarez

There used to be a time when I was very much in love with Twitter. To me, it was *the* place to provoke plenty of facilitated serendipity to take place and keep in the know with all of that stuff one gets passionate about over the course of time. But then, after a short while, I started hating Twitter. And it totally hit me when I saw my all time favourite Twitter client ( Nambu ) disappear into thin air just because of that series of misbehaviours.

Twitter network analysis of events - what's possible?

Trends in the Living Networks

I recently connected with Daniel Knox (@djkn0x) on Twitter - which is where it seems most of my connections are happening these days. Among other interesting entrepreneurial activities Daniel is playing with a new venture that does analysis of Twitter activity around events. To show me Daniel created a visual network analysis of the Twitter activity around Future of Crowdsourcing Summit (#foc10) that we ran a few weeks ago in Sydney and San Francisco.

Twitter Brings Lower Quality Clicks

Tony Karrer

Richard Hoeg points out that for his blog Twitter = High Visits But Low Conversion. Basically, he shows his "referring sites" from Google Analytics for the past two weeks: His conclusion: Folks who visit from Twitter don't visit as many pages and spend less time of the site. Of course, that made me wonder if twitter really was bringing lower quality clicks than other sources. where there was a question of whether twitter brought more traffic than traditional sources.

Twitter stats - that just don't add up?

Martijn Linssen

why not both Home About Contact Monday, 3 May 2010 Twitter stats - that just dont add up? Business Insider posted Twitter stats last Friday that I missed because it was a national holiday. Getting close to 100% for both there It is very unfair to compare (Twitter) usage to having touched (Facebook) but its done nonetheless. op 5/03/2010 07:05:00 PM Labels: change , Facebook , social media , Twitter 1 reacties: Django said. Twitter stats - that just don't add up?

Twitter as Search Engine or Community Seed

Nancy White

The folks over at BrandonHall, the learning folks who blog lots of interesting links, pointed out a value of Twitter that not all of us may have seen yet. Twitter as a search engine. The question always comes up “why would we be interested in something like Twitter. One application I try to show is Twitter as social listening. Chocolate , of course. All in all, this 25 minute exercise told me a lot about Twitter as a s ocial listening tool.

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Twitter Weekly Links Digest for 2011-06-26

Jane Hart

After 3 years of tweeting, here are 7 reasons why Twitter is central to Ross Dawson’s life: [link] #. You don’t reach Serendip by plotting a course for it from @ hjarche [link] #. RT @ jasonfalls Parents Can Fight Summer Learning Loss On Twitter [link] #. Powered by Twitter Tools. Twitter twitterTweet. Students Becoming Curators of Information? link] #.

Nancy White and Suzy – An Intro to Twitter

Luis Suarez

Over the last few days, perhaps last couple of weeks, I have been having, once again, that ongoing love / hate relationship with Twitter, inclining itself a little bit more on the hate side of things this time around. How much longer can Twitter put up with providing such poor quality (customer) service, even more so when, not long ago, it killed the one and only reason from its own success from the very beginning a few years back? Tweeting is owned by Twitter.

Is Twitter Where Connections Go to Die? – The Unfollowing Experiment – The Follow-Up

Luis Suarez

. Over the last few weeks I have been asked several times about how are things moving further along with my experiment in Twitter around #0Following and since it has been a bit over a year ago when I last published an article explaining what that experiment was all about and what I was learning from it at the time, I think it’s probably a good time to do a bit of a follow-up today and explain what has happened in between. And guess what’s happening in Twitter nowadays?

My Twitter Weekly Links Digest for 2011-09-04

Jane Hart

Guide to Twitter in the K-8 Classroom [link] HT @ nharm #. INFOGRAPHIC: The Pulse of Education Around the World | Course Hero [link] #. Powered by Twitter Tools. Twitter twitterThe political party that wants to ban PowerPoint [link] via @ guardian #. Are activity streams the new "collaboration"? link] <Yes! it's as much about "flow" #. RT @ Quinnovator : Latest Learnlet: Checklist Manifesto: [link] #.

Do we need to behave differently on Twitter?

Martijn Linssen

why not both Home About Contact Tuesday, 11 January 2011 Do we need to behave differently on Twitter? Arent the people on Twitter those that you carefully selected and handpicked yourself? And the people that follow you on Twitter - what would you compare them to? I love being out on Twitter, but I couldnt possibly state that Im here to please my followers - that is turning things upside down. Business or Pleasure? -

Changing your Twitter profile = creating a new identity

Trends in the Living Networks

Yesterday I updated my Twitter profile after not having changed it for well over a year. A number of people have referred to my new Twitter profile image as an ‘avatar’ I don’t think of it as such, but the avatars that people have used online since the advent of the web are also public expressions of our identities. The image and words are now: Futurist/ Entrepreneur/ Keynote Speaker/ Author and contributor to global brain.

Online Facilitation, Twitter, Backchannel and Keynotes | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Home About Full Circle Contact Resources Wiki Full Circus Full Circle Associates connections for a changing world, online and offline… Feb 24 2010 Online Facilitation, Twitter, Backchannel and Keynotes Published by Nancy White at 3:08 pm under events , online facilitation , online interaction As promised earlier , here is my reflection of the keynote I did at the Instructional Technology Council’s annual gathering on February 22nd. And of course, tested them.

Motivation Twitter-style | Daniel Pink

Dan Pink

Follow Dan on Twitter. Motivation Twitter-style So. But in the hallowed halls of Twitter, something else is going on. For seven days, Twitter employees will “all be building things that are separate from our normal work and not part of our day-to-day jobs.”. On its Engineering blog , Twitter offers a few more details: There aren’t many rules – basically we’ll work in small teams and share our projects with the company at the end of the week. Dan Pink. Contact.

Reflections on Twitter and social networking

Clark Quinn

I’ve been using Twitter for a number of weeks now, and that, combined with several recent social networking activities prompted this reflection. There’s lots more for me to learn, of course, but there are powerful reasons to blog about it along the way as well. Twitter is a different story; described as micro-blogging, it’s more immediate, more a pointer.Â