Question Niel put on Twitter is: in which way do you use social media in your own learning or the learning of others?
Answers on twitter:
- It mostly helps me to link to new, unexpected thoughts, people, websites.
- Personally I use social media all the time for personal learning- blog, twitter, social bookmarking key
- Learning takes place at the edges social media help me to stretch these
- I'm using twitter to learn practical things for the company I started this yr (zzp). E.g. I ask: do I have to 1/2
- Learning sometimes happens at moments I least expect it
- Those unexpected learning moments appears to be the most valuable ones.
- I use socialmedia to find relevant info and knowledge on my profession and to brand myself in my network
- Insure my business. And if yes: how? Or: how do I do taxes? I have à lot of followers and I ask them to RT
- Social media keep my son away from learning math and grammar. But he learns a lot there (although I'm not allowed to witness that!
- I also use twitter and linkedin to collect and store insights and ideas I have. It is a way of collecting thoughts and ideas
- Usually get good answers. The more practical the question is, the more answers you get frm people. Twitter=HandsOn
- Social media is a way of sharing what my passion and interest is. I get invited for cool projects based on what I share on linkedin
- I learn a lot in groups; not only real life groups but virtual groups as well
- Wonderful things happen on #LinkedIn and #Twitter; people send me wonderful, interesting and valuable info, ideas and so on
- SocialMedia make me learn about things I didn't even know I could learn about
- Social media make learning really fast and individual
- I share knowledge and get a lot of serieus response. Makes we wiser!
- A tweet a day keeps the email away?
- Use social media to find all kinds of blog posts, articles, video's to inspire my learning via friends and colleagues
- We use social media to connect with and get inspired by people who are also into #Talent in #Education
Another thing that strikes me is the unexpected learning, the inspiration, the learning about things I didn't know I could learn about. Serendipity?
Looking forward to reading Niel's blogpost about the discussion there!
Update: here's a blogpost about a session on exactly the same topic!