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Top Tool for Learning in 2011?

Top Tool for Learning in 2011?

I must be honest, this came as somewhat of a surprise to me! A list was compiled by the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies using the Top 10 Tools lists of 531 learning professionals worldwide. And the winner is ...

Twitter! Yip, the 140 character only, micro-blogging site. If you have a look through the list of tools you will see some big names, hence my surprise.

Don't be fooled by this seemingly simple tool. It packs quite a punch. Although you can't share documents, videos etc. directly in your Tweet, you can certainly link to anything out there! Documents stored on a SharePoint site, SkyDrive, videos on YouTube, the list goes on. Users can set up there Twitter notifications to be like text message notifications. Lecturers can share important information; links, dates, notifications etc. and the students will be immediately notified. Of course you can also make use of polls to get feedback in class if need be. Hash tags make discussions very easy.

Despite all of this, Twitter doesn't seem to be overly popular in SA yet. In a recent survey to the NMMU students, 71% indicated that they are not active Twitter users. I believe that Twitter shouldn't be ignored though.


Why not try it out? It is quick and easy to register on Twitter and tweet me: @ShaunMeyerWork


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Posted by Shaun Meyer on 10 August 2012 09:21:07

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