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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Twitter for Learning – 55 Great Articles

In a recent conversation, I was asked what I thought about twitter as a learning tool. Over the course of the past few years I’ve moved from saying “I don’t get it” – to feeling like it’s a good addition to my Learning Tool Set. But I also think that there’s a lot more help now around how to make effective use of Twitter as a learning tool. I thought it would be worthwhile to pull together these resources.

Twitter and Teaching

  1. Twitter Tips: for Teachers & Educators- Don't Waste Your Time, May 9, 2009
  2. Twitter in the classroom: 10 useful resources- Social Media in Learning, August 12, 2009
  3. Presentation: Twitter in Education- Don't Waste Your Time, May 12, 2009
  4. Adding Facebook and Twitter to student participation- Don't Waste Your Time, November 4, 2009
  5. Twitter in your Teaching- eLearning Acupuncture, September 24, 2009
  6. Twitter - A Teaching and Learning Tool
  7. How to use Twitter for Social Learning, March 20, 2010
  8. Teaching with Twitter, January 2, 2009

Tips on Twitter Use

  1. Twitter Cheat Sheet version 1.1 is up- Adventures in Corporate Education, April 18, 2009
  2. Facilitating a twitter chat- Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning, March 9, 2010
  3. To get Twitter you gotta Tweet!- Leveraging Learning, October 6, 2009
  4. 7 Creative Ways to Introduce Social Media to Your Team- Learning Putty, October 22, 2009
  5. 10 Tips to Get Started with Twitter- Learn and Lead, April 18, 2009
  6. Coping with Twitter- Learning Conversations, February 26, 2010
  7. Hashtags in Twitter and walls, fountains, ways to keep everyone's remarks in the picture- Ignatia Webs, May 15, 2009
  8. I'm on Twitter... Now What?- Business Casual, December 23, 2008
  9. Conversation + Twitter- Informal Learning, March 26, 2009
  10. Tweetdeck Makes Twitter Make Sense- Litmos, February 5, 2009

Twitter and Conferences, Webinars and Backchannel

  1. Twitter Conference Ideas- eLearning Technology, January 30, 2009
  2. Twitter and Webinars- eLearning Technology, May 14, 2009
  3. TWITTER - Backchannel conversations enlighten eLearning Community at DevLearn08, November 21, 2008
  4. The Backchannel, January 5, 2010
  5. This (how to present while people are twittering) is going to become a CRITICAL skill, March 7, 2009
  6. Presentation: from receive through react to interact, October 7, 2009
  7. The keynote and the harshtag, October 9, 2009

Twitter and eLearning

  1. Three Practical Ideas for Using Twitter in E-Learning- Rapid eLearning Blog
  2. Twitter Captivate Integration, eLearning Technology,Tuesday, December 15, 2009

People to Follow on Twitter

  1. Top 100 Educators to follow on Twitter- Dont Waste Your Time, June 18, 2009
  2. The Juiciest Learning Professionals on Twitter?- ZaidLearn, April 20, 2009
  3. Indian Learning Professionals on Twitter- Learn and Lead, May 25, 2009
  4. Jane Hart’s Connexions

Using Twitter as a Learning Tool especially for Learning Professionals

  1. Twitter for Learning- Learning Journeys, November 27, 2008
  2. The use of Twitter (and other social media) for Learning- Social Media in Learning, December 6, 2009
  3. Three months a-Twittering- Clive on Learning, March 10, 2009
  4. Twitter as Personal Learning and Work Tool- eLearning Technology, January 21, 2009
  5. Twitter for learning- Sticky Learning, October 25, 2009
  6. 10 Ways To Learn In 2010- The eLearning Coach, January 3, 2010
  7. What I learn from #lrnchat- Bozarthzone , November 1, 2009
  8. Twittering, Not Frittering: Professional Development in 140 Characters | Edutopia, December 29, 2008
  9. Learning to Twitter, Tweeting to Learn, Danny Silva, March 1, 2009

Twitter Guides

  1. Quick Start Guide to Twitter
  2. Twitter Newbies Guide
  3. 10 reasons why Twitter will help improve your already existing networks
  4. Newbie's guide to Twitter

Twitter Tools

  1. 101 Twitter Tools – an insane list, Marc Meyer, September 8, 2009
  2. The Ultimate List of Twitter Tools, Social Media Guide, May 30, 2009


  1. What Makes Yammer Different?- MinuteBio, December 20, 2009
  2. Using Yammer- Learning Conversations, March 15, 2010
  3. Yammer- Internet Time, September 20, 2008
  4. Micro-blogging at Work, May 30, 2009

More on Twitter for Learning

  1. Business applications of Twitter- E-learning in the Corporate Sector, September 3, 2009

  2. Collaborative learning using Captivate and Twitter- Adobe Captivate Blog, December 11, 2009

  3. Twitter Learning- eLearning Technology, April 30, 2009

  4. Twitter Hating - Bamboo Project, March 26, 2009

  5. Twitter – does it help?- subQuark, June 14, 2009
  6. Twitter Collaboration Stories


Alexandra said...

For people who are using "elearning manager", there is even a twitter-like (called "froggylearn") available on the plateforme. Really good to gather people around an elearning training.
For french speaking readers, you can find more details here:

Digital Learning said...

Very good list of Twitter resources for e-Learning. Like you, I was at first very skeptical about using Twitter in the L&D world. But I've have since been a convert and have seen first hand the power it can have with large groups of people and creating robust learning experiences.

gih said...

Hmm, it is somewhat really does matter to me, but never had an account for twitter. I may join and look for this features. And I may be enjoyed from it.

Connie Malamed said...

I'm sorry I saw this great list of articles because now I have to run through them all. It's an important topic, so thanks for compiling!

Tony Karrer said...

Sorry Connie. :)

lady_gbd said...

Wow. Okay, taking a break from twitter to go through these...

Trelleboy said...

I wonder if students under the age of 13 can use twitter? Where cab I find information on this issue?