by Alan Reid
Integrating social media into academia is no longer a novel idea. But many educators may still wonder why they should do this, and, most specifically, they wonder whether Twitter is helpful. Research shows that, when used explicitly as a tool to improve self-regulation through metacognitive support, Twitter becomes very effective.
For anyone who thinks education in America isn’t quite right and wants to do something about it, add Clark Aldrich’s Unschooling Rules to your summer reading list. This quick read of Aldrich’s 55 common-sense insights will surely pique your interest. And you may soon find yourself unlearning everything you know about schools in America today.
Continuing the series on collaborative learning in the Cloud, this month you learn how to engage participants and increase learning in a Massive Open Online Course, or MOOC. This is very simple to do using common social media tools. Get the step-by-step details here!
Collaborative learning and the cloud were made for each other! And a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) leverages both in the service of online learning. In this six-part series, you will learn how to organize and manage a MOOC, step by step. Start today with this article, and set up the core elements.