|The advent and burgeoning sophistication of mobile technologies has opened a space for passive learning to take place anywhere, any time. Consider your commute time, where radio has long been our companion. Mobile apps like Swell fly in the face of traditional, terrestrial radio by allowing the user to listen to content they want to hear. New developments in technology that integrate the mobile experience into your car (smart device, auxiliary cables, Bluetooth device pairing) make these apps viable.|
How can social media boost effectiveness of traditional E-Learning courses? E-Learning and social media each facilitate the transfer of information across long distances and great divides. It should be simple, then, to find a symbiotic relationship between the two.
Let’s start with Twitter. The combination of Twitter’s forced brevity and its focus on topically-engineered “hashtags” provide an efficient way to aggregate snippets of information (that may also include external links) relevant to a specific subject. For instance, associating the #elearning hashtag to your tweet will include it among the vast sea of search results for E-Learning-related tweets.
The following is a resource sheet provided by Randy Krum of InfoNewt and coolinfographics.com, who spoke on the topic of leveraging the power of infographics at our E-Learning Symposium last Wednesday.
Intro to Infographics
NASA Planet Four: http://planetfour.org/
Tower of Beer: http://www.rothira.com/tower-of-beer
2011 Wisconsin Crash Calendar: http://www.ghsa.org/html/resources/showcase/wi1.html
How Affiliate Marketing Works: http://www.sugarrae.com/affiliate-marketing/how-affiliate-marketing-works/
History of Christmas Trees: http://www.christmastreemarket.com/History-of-the-Christmas-Tree-Origin-...
As a medium for entertainment and learning, video is an Internet star. YouTube claims to have more than 1 billion unique visitors each month. Globally, 25% of all YouTube views are from mobile devices. Much of this new video content is shot on inexpensive equipment by amateur videographers. The videos feature friends and workplace experts – not professional actors – connecting with their viewers in refreshingly informal ways.