Archive for the ‘Social Media’ Category

FREE eLearning Webinars from NC Learn

Tuesday, October 5th, 2010

These free webinars, provided by NC Learn, will offer valuable information on some great tools to enhance your courses.

Visit NC Learn Online for more information and to register for these workshops.

eLearning on a Shoestring

Tuesday, October 26, 10-11 a.m.

In these times of tight budgets, teachers struggle with the need to deliver quality learning experiences, often via online means. This program focuses on strategies for building effective, no-cost online training solutions.

Social Media for Teachers

Tuesday, November 9, 10-11 a.m.

Explore the use of free technologies like blogs, wikis, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and online groups to help build communication, increase participation, and enhance retention of new learning. We’ll both define and demystify each tool. You will get ideas for applying no-cost collaboration strategies to your own training programs—both classroom and online.

Academic Tweeting

Wednesday, January 13th, 2010

Most of you have heard of and/or use the microblogging tool, Twitter. Some of you might even be using it with your students to enhance your courses. If you are considering ways to use this popular free resource for your courses, check out academHacK’s list of ways to use Twitter in academia.

Twitter is a microblogging tool, meaning your posts will be brief (140 characters or less). Your posts are known as “tweets” and these tweets are broadcasted to anyone (by computer or cellphone) subscribing to your twitter account.  Likewise, you will receive messages from accounts to which you have subscribed.

Some of the educational uses listed by AcademHack include building classroom community, providing instant feedback, and maximizing a teachable moment. For specifics on these uses and to explore others, refer to academHacK’s list of ways to use Twitter in academia.