Tag Archives: social media

Social Media in eLearning

Social Media, as defined by Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary is, “Forms of electronic communication (Such as Web Sites) through which people create online communities to share information, ideas, personal messages, etc.” But you didn’t need that definition to know what social media is, right? If someone asks you “what is social media?” What comes to mind? The pictures of your dogs in …

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Gamification: What It Is + Some Tips

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I’m sure you’ve all heard about the new gamification trend that’s been sweeping the Instructional Design world. If you’re like me, and behind the times on what gamification is – let me explain it further. Gamification is the application of typical elements of game playing (e.g., point scoring, competition with others, rules of play) to other areas of activity, typically …

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Is Social Media Social Learning?

The easy answer is: No, social media is not social learning. So, what is the relationship between social media and social learning? I like to think of them as the tool and the blueprint. Social media is a tool. It can exist on its own, separate from social learning, but it can also be incorporated into learning to support social …

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5 Tips When Starting a New Career

When starting any career most people want to be the best they can be. But it is hard when you start. It feels like there is so much to learn, it’s like trying to drink from a firehose. I remember how it felt when I first started out and here are some lessons I learned along the way. Seek out …

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