Top 20 most influential tweeters
in eLearning, training and HR
When the UK newspaper
Independent I named Sarah Brown Britain's most
influential tweeter last month, all of us here at Now Towers got to wondering:
Wouldn't it be cool to compile a hot-list of influential tweeters operating
exclusively in eLearning, training and HR? So we asked everyone we know in
the webucation business (that's quite a lot of people) to name their tweeter
of choice. Presented below, our "Top 20 most influential tweeters in
eLearning, training and HR" chart is what you get when you ask
over 500 marketers working in training, eLearning
and HR to nominate just one tweeter worth following?
First up, it's important to
understand that this list collates the opinion of business and marketing
people working in webucation. This may be why a number of the hi-tech
talkers we're used to seeing in lists of webucation's online influencers have
not made it onto our Top 20 while new, relatively unknown, tweeters are
highlighted for the first time.
Everyone in Now's webucation
community (that's people like you who read this content or help generate it) is
almost certainly going to have a keen interest in marketing: Over 90% work in,
or influence, the marketing departments of the training, eLearning or
HR companies they work in.
In the top 20 list below, we've
used the online measurement tool Klout to
indicate a tweeter's general influence across the wider online community (check
out how Klout works here), but Klout scores (which are next to the
icons in our chart) have little or no correlation to the personal preferences
of the business and marketing people who helped us generate our top 20
influencers in webucation.
Secondly, it helps to know where
participating voters are: Just over 40% of nominations for influential tweeters
come from marketing orientated training, eLearning and HR professionals based
in the United States. Just under 40% of voters are based in Europe (80%
of European voters are UK based, the rest - in order of participation - come
from France, Germany, Spain, Norway and Italy) The remaining 20% are located in
Oceania or India.
Klout score out of 100
= tweet name
Twitter bio: CEO TechEmpower, CTO for Hire, software, web
development, eLearning, and work literacy.
bio: Pug Daddy, Instructional Designer, annoying and often obscure. My blog
TechHerding.com is the Daily Show of the e-Learning Community
Twitter bio: Comms guy changing corp and public culture
through experience/service design, social business, collaboration. Open
Gov. Gov 2.0. TEDizen.
Twitter bio: Business consultant, author, expert on informal
Prof Steve Wheeler
Twitter bio: Web 2.0 researcher, author of The Digital
Classroom, Associate Professor of learning technology, international
speaker, disruptive activist.
Twitter bio: Teacher, learner, husband, father, golfer. I
try not to take this place too seriously
Twitter bio: Adobe Senior Product Evangelist. Social Media
Enthusiast. Always sharing. Almost always doing a Giveaway. También hablo
Twitter bio: Networked learner and ed tech helper. Currently
e-learning advisor at EIT Hawke's Bay. Developer of Moodle Tool Guide for
Twitter bio: The UK's leading Institute for training
Twitter bio: Husband, educator, blogger, tweeter; co-editor
Twitter bio: Education Equality, Love Cloud Computing,
Mobile Computing, Digital Video, Masters of Arts in Teaching from USC.
Teaching is forever. So is learning.
Twitter bio: eLearning, mLeaning, Web 2.0, Blogging,
WordPress, Blackboard, Technology, CMALT, QR Codes, Social Media, etc -
Learning Technologist. All views are my own
Twitter bio: Interdisciplinary Ph.D., eLearning Expert, Web
2.0 Wizard who is addicted to Social Media. Product Education - Learning
Shelly S Terrell
Twitter bio: Passionate educator. Author of The 30 Goals
Challenge, #Edchat & #RSCON10 cofounder, VP of Edu Outreach @Parentella,
Soc Comm Mgr @TheConsultantsE
Twitter bio: Presenter and guide on e learning, new
technologies and e safety. Will work for pie.
Twitter bio: Helping improve user outcomes in education,
technology & productivity. My tweets don't represent JISC or Northumbria
Twitter bio: Speaker, Business Guru, and Author of over 50
books, including The One Minute Manager.
Andrew N Carpenter
Twitter bio: Philosophy professor, teacher, scholar,
researcher, e-learning expert, voracious reader, kindle fanatic, passionate
Twitter bio: Portuguese Air Force eLearning Evangelizer, PLE
Researcher & Informal Learner
Twitter bio: Storage + unix, education nerd, now working
doing social media for Dell Storage.