It’s about the conversation

For me social media is about the conversation. The ability to communicate, share and collaborate without the constraints of time and geography.

From a learning perspective the wealth of curated information, content and links I get through social media means that learning stops been about finding stuff and becomes about using stuff.

Social media is not about reading everything, it is about dipping into the stream of ideas, content and information as it passes you by.

Reminded of this article I wrote on my blog http://elearningstuff.net/2008/12/05/its-all-about-the-coffee/ how Twitter (and thus other social media) is about the coffee, well the conversations we have over coffee.

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About davefoord

Dave is an experienced FE and HE lecturer, who during his years of teaching (at Loughborough College), developed and perfected many techniques for providing high quality, innovative, and differentiated learning. Some of his best known work is in the area of ILT (e-learning) - using technology to enhance the learning experience. It is in this area that he has considerable experience and knowledge, and has received National recognition for his practical understanding and skills in this area of work. Dave has run over 1000 staff development sessions on over 100 different learning and teaching topics at Loughborough College, The University of Derby and since going free-lance. All of his sessions are very active, engaging sessions using a variety of different techniques.
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One Response to It’s about the conversation

  1. Altaf says:

    http://toponlineuniversityreviews.com/2009/25-excellent-social-media-sites-for-teachers/

    Very interesting website identifying the Top 25 Excellent Social Media Sites for Teachers. E.g. Cramster: If you don’t feel possessive about your students, then introduce them to this social media tool that is focused on tutoring and education in math, science, engineering and business topics. Geared toward high school students and higher, parents and educators also can get involved.

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