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Important Online Resources for Course Developers

Whether you are just starting out or you have been producing online courses for decades, you may have some interest in how other developers have approached their work.  Many of the pioneers, innovators and leaders in this rapidly expanding field are willing to share their methods, concepts and opinions on their blogs and important social […]

Important Online Resources for Course Developers

Teachers Using Twitter as a Collaborative Learning System

One challenge of using Twitter is acquiring “followers” who add you to read your tweets. Within a classroom or school that uses an LMS, or a company training program or learning system, this could be neatly taken resolved. Each member could add everyone else to create a members-only bubble. One idea, for those willing, is […]


Limitations of Twitter in a Learning System

Twitter may turn out to be somewhat limited in what it has to offer company and classroom learning systems. At its best it still feels a highly-caffeinated, jumbled version of instant messaging. And at its worst, it’s trite and nurtures an addiction, as Josh Faure-Brac suggested, to “constant self-admiration.” The Wall Street Journal wrote, “These […]


Ready, Set, Tweet: Corporate Learning System Semi-Finals, Pt. 2

By selling the sponsorship of an “ExecTweets” site to Microsoft on Monday, Twitter announced its entry to corporate marketing and learning systems.  ExecTweets is a page that compiles tweets posted by corporate executives, and features branding from Microsoft. Twitter co-founder Biz Stone wrote on a company web site that the ExecTweets learning system is operated […]


Ready, Set, Tweet: Corporate Learning System Semi-Finals

As Twitter celebrates its three-year anniversary, its new deals with giant companies like Salesforce and BusinessWeek seem to hint at a sparkling future. And thanks to a new sponsorship agreement that Federated Media brokered with Microsoft, the service will begin generating funding that doesn’t come from a handful of venture capitalists. One advantage Twitter has over […]


Twitter vs. Facebook: The Race for Corporate Learning Systems, Pt. 2

The incorporation of Twitter into corporate learning systems hasn’t happened exclusively in media companies like BusinessWeek. Salesforce has recently constructed a CRM application for Twitter. The purpose of the Twitter-response tool is to help companies locate and assist customers who for whatever reason (like bad experiences in the past with customer service) are likelier to […]


Twitter vs. Facebook: The Race for Corporate Learning Systems, Pt. 1

Even with its recent “facelift,” Facebook will need to keep a watchful eye on microblogging sites like Twitter in the race for attention in the business world, and inclusion in corporate learning systems. Companies like Salesforce, Best Buy and BusinessWeek have now incorporated Twitter postings into their revamped websites and products. Facebook has made sweeping […]


Bringing Twitter into Company Learning Systems, Pt. 3

But Socialtext Signals isn’t alone in its Twitter-like functionality for company learning systems, geographically dispersed teamwork, and marketing purposes. “There’s a lot of standalone Twitter clones out there,” says Ross Mayfield, president of Socialtext Signals. “The difference with what we’ve done is bring an integrated experience across social collaboration tools. The other ones are their […]