One of the most common misconceptions about Twitter is that people are just posting what they had for breakfast and other miscellaneous (dare I say useless?) facts. Well, those people are out there, but the fact is, they are likely not a part of the numerous substantive conversations taking place on Twitter. 
Twitter offers you the opportunity to curate a community in which you can share bite-size, high-value tweets as part of an ongoing conversation around a particular topic. So how does this apply to corporate learning? A few uses just off the top of my head…

  • Have learners “livetweet” classroom training
  • Set up a course “hashtag” so participants can keep conversation going
  • Have learners identify and “follow” virtual mentors to learn from
  • Network, share best practices and find answers to your greatest HR and training challenges

Dr. Tony Karrer offers a comprehensive guide to using Twitter for e-learning on his blog eLearning Technology

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.

In this blog posting, Dr. Karrer shares links to “55 Great Articles” about using Twitter for learning, ranging from Twitter basics to Twitter and teaching, to Twitter and conferences. Definitely a great resource for the professional education community!


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