Twitter? A learning tool? Can you really learn 140 characters at a time?
Used correctly Twitter can be a great addition to your personal learning network. First, you've got a account setup on Twitter right? You know the basics of Twitter right? If not, Google "Twitter Tutorial" or "How to use Twitter". This video on How to use Twitter by Howcast isn't bad.
Got it? Great.
ASTD's TechKnowledge conference was held in San Jose California from February 2-4, 2011. Over 1,200 people attended this converence to learn about design and delivery, management and strategy of technology and learning. The conference generated well over 2000 Tweets. You can still "attend" the conference virtually at http://www.tk11.astd.org/tk11/public/enter.aspx
I’ve been thinking a lot about the importance of asking questions in E-Learning. Questions interrupt passive learning and require people to think. Depending on how questions are asked, they can be instrumental in demonstrating how to apply new knowledge on the job. Questions help learners process information and move knowledge from short term to long term memory. At MicroAssist we use learning checks throughout lessons to help learners focus on important concepts. The questions we ask in a final assessment also help learners concentrate on the most important aspects of the training.