Social Media & Learning – So Natural
This semester we started working on our seminar project. As a really enthusiastic Twitter user and an Instructional Design student, it only seemed natural for me to check the great potential of using Twitter for Learning.
This idea actually came to me when I first started to notice that I use Twitter for learning. I used HootSuite to track keywords on subjects that I care about such as web design, instructional design, UI, e-learning and many more. This helped me meet people from these areas and learn much more about these subjects from reading their Tweets. Then I started creating lists for each subject, and the knowledge came flowing in.
I guess the more you learn to use Twitter and its many applications and advantages, the more it gets clear that there’s a big potential for using it for learning.
This week we received a green light from our lecturer, so now there’s a lot of reading to do. I found this nice post with 100 inspiring ways to use social media in the classroom – some really good ideas.
We have a few ideas in mind for our research, but we still have some time until we actually set the research. So if you have any ideas or stories about using social media for learning, I would really love to hear them!
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We are Sivan and Alex , Instructional Design students in Holon Institute of Technology (HIT).
Our main interests are Instructional Design and Web Design – those two can go along together at many cases.
In this blog we want to share and expand our knowledge about those 2 topics. Also, this semester we started our Seminar project, the subject we chose is Twitter and Learning. Both of us love Twitter and we immediately saw the great potential of using it for learning, so this is actually another topic we’ll be talking about here.
Feel free to join us, we’re actually pretty nice people
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