Learning networks are based on the theory of connectivism, or learning from diverse social webs. Connectivism implies that learning relies on communicating ideas with others. PLNs facilitate learning through meaningful interactions.
Five Lafayette University students created Academic Connect, a cross between a course management site and a social networking site. They hope that this application will revolutionize modern higher education.
A wide variety of interactive videos have been created on YouTube since the Annotations tool launch in 2008. With this tool it is very easy to link from one video to another.
An infographic I created for a MOOC at Stanford: Designing New Learning Environments. Made with too little space, too little skills, too little time and too little research. Lots of fun though.
A great list of best Facebook practices to help teachers better use Facebook.
Many educators say that Twitter is the most effective way to collaborate and that they’ve learned more with Twitter than they have from years of formal professional development. Here are some of the specific ways educators are using Twitter to …
The Trove search engine feeds on everything you and your friends have shared.
Students who are Facebook users spend 1-5 hours per week studying, and non-Facebook users spend 11-15 hours per week studying. Effectively, it would seem like students are losing 6+ hours per week of study time to Facebook!
Find, build and share resources with teachers across the hall or across the world.
A great infographich showing the best practices to be always secured on Facebook.
With 70 percent of its global audience living outside of the U.S., the video hosting platform introduces a new tool to make caption translations easier for video makers.
There are two new educational social networks that have basically launched this week. Both have already existed for a few months but they’re essentially now open and easier to use, making them actually viable options for everyone.
A startup named Lore is on a mission to do the same for higher education, and potentially re-shape the way teachers and students communicate.
See why Twitter could be a valuable tool for your classes.
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