Social media

The links below relate to the use of social media/social networks;

Top 20 Social Networks for Education

12 Stunning Infographics on Education, Technology & Social Media

Nielsen Social Media Report: Q3 2011


Social learning

Can people learn by using social media? Yes, according to an article in the Chief Learning Officer online magazine. The focus is on corporate learning, but the article does highlight the growth of social media as a learning tool. read the article at the link below:

‘Don’t Get Left Behind by Social Learning’

There are a range of social media tools, and at times it can be a bit confusing. The Department of Broadband, Communications and Digital Economy (DBCDE) has developed the website that provides some information on the use of tools for the ‘digital economy’, including a page on Social Media

Social media in Agriculture

Is ‘social media’ a good thing? We hear a lot about it, and you may wonder whether it can be used in ways beyond finding out what people had for breakfast!

Next week in Sydney, a seminar will be held on ‘Social media in Agriculture’. The seminar has been organised by the Primary Industries Adaptation Research Network. See the link below for more information:

Social media in agriculture

The seminar features a keynote by Paul Higgins. Paul is a futurist, and more information can be found at his website ‘Emergent Futures’. Paul has written about (among other things) how technology can be used to support those in regional areas. See the examples below:

Social media – Commentary

What’s The Future

In one of the articles above, Paul makes the following comment: ‘The technologies are just enablers.’ This is a good point, as social media is just one of the tools that can help you get done what you need to. But first, you need to know what it is you need to do. Have a look at the articles and see what you think.