INN102 Social Learning: Using Twitter API to Create a Unique Training Experience

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM Wednesday, November 16

Expo Hall—Innovation Showcase Stage

It’s relatively common to use features like forums, chats, and blogs to help learners interact with (and learn from) their peers. But only a handful of people in L&D go even deeper with this approach and leverage the API of well-established social media platforms to combine all those components and create a unique user interface. This approach saves extensive hours of implementation and provides a better user experience.

In this session, you’ll find out how the Twitter API can help your organization build a custom user interface where features like sharing, instant messaging, blogging, and search can be combined in a single environment. You’ll learn how to use the Twitter API to generate a user leaderboard, help your audience curate content with hashtags, and access features from Twitter without having to go to the platform itself. And through this customized use of the Twitter API, you’ll be able to create a collaborative and structured knowledge base among your learners.

In this session, you will learn:

  • How to use social media platforms as an alternative to posting in a forum, networking in a chatroom, exchanging ideas on a wiki, and more
  • How you can use the Twitter API to bring features from Twitter into a course
  • How to run .NET web services to bypass Twitter API limitations
  • How to pick the right settings to make the content secure and private
  • How to use web services, data visualization, and analytics to integrate social tools

Intermediate and advanced designers and developers.

Technology discussed in this session:
Twitter API, MySQL database, and the library.

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