Archive for the ‘Social Media’ Category
Wednesday, September 30th, 2015
NTC staff follow a number of blogs, online forums, listservs, and Twitter feeds related to learning and instruction. Jane Hart is a well-regarded international speaker and writer on modern approaches to workplace learning. Jane is the also the Founder of the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies (C4LPT), one of the world’s most visited learning sites on the Web, where she also compiles the very popular annual Top 100 Tools for Learning list from the votes of learning professionals worldwide. Her blog, Learning in the Social Workplace, was recently rated top of the 50 most socially shared Learning and Development blogs.
Recently, the blog published the Top 100 Tools for Learning for 2015. For the seventh year running Twitter is the Number 1 tool on the list, although this year it is very closely followed by YouTube, and, once again, the list is dominated by free online tools and services. Jane observes, “I can also see some interesting new trends in the tools that are being used for both personal learning and for creating learning content and experiences for others.”
Some “Big Movers” on the 2015 list – moved up sixteen or more places – including Skype, OneNote, SharePoint, and Kahoot. To read the full blog post, including the complete presentation of the 2015 list, visit:Top 100 Tools for Learning 2015.
Friday, July 31st, 2015
PubMed Labs is a new initiative from NCBI (National Center for Biotechnology Information) designed to create innovative and relevant products by involving the user community from the very beginning. PubMed users are now encouraged (and being solicited) to provide feedback on PubMed directly through the NCBI blog.
A few of the key points of this new initiative:
- PubMed Labs will feature early versions of new tools, experimental content, and proposed features.
- The focus of PubMed Labs is on what works in the real world.
- PubMed Labs is intended to be a forum for conversation.
For more information, read the post on the NCBI Insights blog. The “PubMed Labs” category on the blog will help facilitate conversation, and interested persons can follow the posts via RSS feed.
Wednesday, February 4th, 2015
Here are some of the most popular links we shared on Twitter in the last few months. You can follow us on Twitter (@nnlmntc) for even more tips on NLM resources, teaching or training, presentations, and more.
Wednesday, October 15th, 2014
Our blog is just one way we like to connect with you! We also have Twitter and Facebook accounts. Here are some of our most popular posts from the past few months:
Wednesday, July 9th, 2014
Not on Twitter? Here are a few of the most popular links we’ve shared in the last few months:
- Wouldn’t it be great if you could find MeSH terms directly from text? Check out MeSH on Demand
- What’s in Gene from @NCBI? Get the basics with this factsheet.
- 4 PowerPoint slide makeovers
- .@ users take note: you can now create multiple SciENcv profiles, download profiles & grant others access ow.ly/xp7O4
- What does do with errata, and comments? ow.ly/vOJ9H
- ChemIDplus from the National Library of Medicine has a new look: ow.ly/x8GOz
- Good training closes. Bad training ends. Read these tips from @ for good closure: ow.ly/xzTI4
If you’d like to follow us, you can find us @nnlmntc.
Wednesday, May 14th, 2014
Last week I shared with you a list of Top 100 Tools for Learning from the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies and how we at the NTC take advantage of the top 5 tools. This week, I’ll continue to share some of the technologies on the list and ideas for how you might use them in your own teaching and learning. Of course, we welcome your feedback and ideas for additional ways to take advantage of what the technologies offer.
6. Evernote: Evernote is a tool I use daily in my work environment, but not one that the NTC “officially” uses. I keep short-term and long-term to do lists (I love the checkboxes), a list of books to read, and a standard packing list in Evernote. I use it to take and organize notes at meetings and conferences. One feature I really like is that I can take a picture with my tablet or phone and embed the picture in my Evernote note. This is especially useful if you just took a bunch of notes on a whiteboard and want to capture them for later. Your notes synch across your devices, so you always have them available.
7. Dropbox: Dropbox is a file storage tool that synchs across platforms and can be great for collaborating. When we travel for classes, I keep a copy of class materials in Dropbox just in case I have trouble accessing any of the other 3 locations where I have them stored. You can share files and folders without having to email them back and forth.
8. WordPress: You’re seeing our version of WordPress right now! We use WordPress as our webpage, the home page of which functions as a blog. While the content of the home page changes regularly, we keep semi-static pages as well. Do you use a blog in your own teaching or work? We’ve worked with one librarian who created a blog for a group of pediatric residents and posted any of their presentations from Grand Rounds so they would have them all in one place and could also use commenting features to ask questions. She also posted reference questions and resources to the blog as well.
9. Facebook: Are you following us on Facebook? We post our blog content on Facebook, as well as advertise new classes, post photos from our in-person classes and occasionally post a survey. Do you use Facebook in a teaching or learning capacity? We’ve heard of libraries and librarians that answer basic and reference questions on Facebook, but let us know how you use it!
10. Google+/Hangouts: The NTC doesn’t have Google+ account, but I’ve used the hangout feature for a larger group meeting (7 or 8 people), and it seemed to work well. It allows you to take advantage of webcams and you can share screen as well. Have you used hangouts?
11. Moodle: Moodle is the NTC’s course management system, so if you’ve ever taken a class with us, you’ve used Moodle. Moodle is a pretty versatile platform – we can create quizzes, have a discussion forum, share videos and tutorials, and many other types of content. It’s free, and open-source which gives it a little extra appeal. You can try out Moodle’s demo site as well.
Share with us on Facebook or Twitter how you use these tools!
Thursday, May 1st, 2014
Have you ever seen the initialism ICYMI and wondered what it was? I’d seen it on Twitter and other places on the internet, but it took me a while to figure it out. Here are a few of our most popular recent links from Twitter, ICYMT (In Case You Missed Them)!
You can follow us on Twitter @nnlmntc to make sure you see these the first time around!
Friday, February 14th, 2014
In case you missed it, here are some of the most popular links we’ve shared on Twitter over the last 2 months:
Links to our two new videos were also popular, so they’re linked below and look for more to come!
Wednesday, December 18th, 2013
The NTC uses Twitter to share news about our upcoming classes, as well as teaching and training tips, NLM news and tutorials, and other items we think you might find interesting or useful. In case you don’t use Twitter, we’ve collected some of our most popular Tweets and links from the past month to share with you here.
If you are on Twitter, take a minute to follow us @nnlmntc
Monday, November 11th, 2013
A recent CNBC blog post told of the lack luster coverage of Twitter’s IPO (first sale of stock by a company to the public) announcement. According to CNBC, on the day Twitter announced the price range for its recent public offering, the story didn’t make the top 10 on CNBC that day. CNBC featured the story on their website as well, but interest in the story dropped to number 15 within the hour.
Maybe you’re not surprised because you don’t care about Twitter, but maybe this will surprise you. On the day Twitter announced it was going public, more people were interested in Facebook owner Mark Zuckerberg’s real estate problems (Don’t ask me what they are, I’m not following the story :-)). Compare that to interest in Facebook’s IPO, which was in CNBC’s top 10 on the day of the announcement.
Possibly, about right now, you’re saying I don’t care about Twitter AND I don’t care about Facebook either. I understand completely, but listen to these numbers. Twitter has approximately 218 million* users and Facebook has 1.15 billion users.** Millions and billions. Those are some big numbers! There must be something useful to come out of all the effort made by millions and billions of people, but I think that’s another blog post.
If you care to read more, the whole story can be found at: http://www.businessinsider.com/why-no-one-cares-about-twitter-2013-10