I was amazed and delighted by this response, and I think it is a good example of the power of connected learning. I often spend time messing around with apps – a brief sojourn around this blog will testify to that, but that is often as far as it goes. However, the very positive affirmation of the diagram from the #etmooc community has caused me to actually try to put it into action, and I am pleased to say that, give or take a bit of tweaking, it works!
Testing it out during a Mooc session is probably not the best time as there is so much good information flowing through that it is difficult to keep to the two minute rule. However, I have now set up bookmarks on my PC (at work and at home) and my iPad (http://iosbookmarklets.com/) which makes it much easier to direct links to the right place.
I am still in two minds about Scoop.it. I like the fact that when a link is sent to Scoop.it you can opt to send it to Twitter, Linkedin or Buffer at the same time, but it is not always easy to find posts again on Scoop.it itself, especially when a topic is very active.
I’m also not sure about Buffer. This app allows you to schedule posts for the optimum time (ie when people are online). However, whenever is the best time in a global community?! At least, it allows me to spread my posts out during the day.
Pocket is really useful for keeping to the two minute rule. I have been filing blog posts I find interesting in there and tagging them with ‘Reply’. I can then go back and give a more considered reply rather than just commenting for the sake of it.
- The Power of Visible Learning (fryed.wordpress.com)
- Work smarter and stay connected in a learning community (suewaters.com)