The Tech Edvocate’s List of 20 Must-Follow Elearning Twitter Feeds
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Many parents and teachers still have some reservations about elearning. This tends to be because so much of it is still so new that there are bugs and kinks to work out of the system. However, students need to know how to learn online, even if they attend school in a classroom. From tutors to extra credit to discussions with other students in different places, there is a lot that elearning has to offer that simply cannot be duplicated in a classroom.
Understanding how it is changing and what you can do means staying abreast of the latest news and readily available (and usually free) technology. That is where this list can really help you know what you should know and what you can ignore. They include a wide range of subjects, from policy to available technology, so you can usually find what you need to know within a few short reviews of the sites listed. Regardless of the education level you teach, elearning is helping to change the way education works all around the globe.
Two things are taken into account for all entries on this list.
- The feed must be relevant, at least some of the time. Most of these focus on elearning, but a few of these have a slightly broader view of education, and these have a lot of other great information for those in the education field
- They sites must be active. In other words, they should have someone posting to them on a regular basis, not just once a month or less.
#3 Janet Clarey
#6 Tony Karrer
#8 Tracy Parish
#10 Jason Willensky
#11 Viki Davis
#12 David Anderson
#13 Jane Bozarth
#16 Elearning Coach
#20 Elearning Guide
It is easy to think of Twitter as a shallow method of communicating when used right; Twitter can actually be a highly effective way of reaching thousands or millions of people. For those in elearning, it is a boon to ensure that you are keeping current with all of the latest changes, trends, and information.