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Notes from 2004

Learning and Working on the Web

I was listening to an interview with Steven Johnson on CBC Spark and he suggested that it’s a good practice to take regular notes (like my blog) but also important to review them regularly. I’ve gone through my 2004 posts, which was my first year of full-time blogging on this site, and here is what still remains interesting. Note that in 2004, blogging was not mainstream yet. “Social networks, communities of practice, expertise locators, etc. Given half a chance, we’d burn the whole constellation of obsolete business concepts to the waterline.

How I use social media professionally

Challenge to Learn

Recently a company ask me to to give them an introduction in the usage of social media, by explaining to them how I use it. actively started using LinkedIn (my first social media site) in 2004. started out very careful only connecting to people I knew really well, later I discovered that there is a value for looser a network as long as it is focused on a certain industry.

The first social networking service wasn?

Aaron Silvers

Baz Dell on We’ve spent over 30 years buil… Richard Ellis on Open Leadership: How Social Te… … on [[Knowledge Space]] is an emer… Daniel Ellis on [[Knowledge Space]] is an emer… … on Open Leadership: How Social Te… Recent tags. The first social networking service wasn… The first social networking service wasn’t Facebook in 2004 or Friendster in 2002 but a service called, launched in 1996. The Beard's Notebook. The reading, research and publications of Aaron E. Silvers.

The writings of Lee Kraus

Learning and Technology

Home My Story Portfolio iPad Bookshelf Social Media October 12, 2004 tags: Training2004 Mid-day Tuesday. I am at the conference and reflecting on my entries. all students are collaborating on their school work, (cheating in the eyes of their teachers), meta data should not be explicit, and that social networks provide concepts in shades of gray. The writings of Lee Kraus Welcome! I try to focus on creativity, innovation, collaboration, technology, and elearning. This blog would probably be better if I did more reflecting and less sharing of my notes. Pretty cool.

Grassroots Community Building through Social Networks

Learning and Working on the Web

Grassroots Community Building through Social Networks is the topic that John Gunn ( Moncton ITA ) and I will be discussing at PodCamp Halifax on Sunday. Other group-forming activities have been more social. The Cybersocials were designed to get “knowledge industry&# professionals together in the main cities for a monthly social event. What’s your experience?

Students and Information Technology 2012 #edtech #eLearning #educause

Dont Waste Your Time

Students use social networks for interacting with friends more than for academic communication. Experiment with text messaging and instant messaging/online chatting, and don’t focus efforts on using social networks and telephone conversations to interact with students. Laptop ownership is up 83% form 2004. 57% want to keep academic and social lives separate.

Register for the Plymouth eLearning conference organized by Steve Wheeler

Ignatia Webs

Since 2004 he has a global, florishing policy and learning consultancy The emerging social media of Web 2.0 connectivism social network mobile learning eLearning presentation conferencesThe wonderful and enlightened Steve Wheeler is organizing the 6th Plymouth e-Learning conference that will last for three days: 6, 7, and 8 April 2011. The central theme for this years conference will be: Learning in a Connected World , which is a hot topic by all means. hope some of you got your papers in, and if not, you can still just come over and join the conference.

3 Truths About Millennials and Workplace Learning

Bottom-Line Performance

Depending on what research study or news article you read, the Millennial generation began with people born from 1977 – 1982 and ended with birthdays from 1992 – 2004. Boomers and Gen X’ers don’t care as much about mobile devices and social media… but Millennials do. Social Media Comes Down to Personal Preference. Who Are The Millennials Anyway? Get It Now.

How Taking Baby Steps Can Lead to Giant Success in e-Learning

Vignettes Learning

Topics this issue: 1. Taking baby steps to achieve giant success in elearning 2. Featured slideshow: "Readiness to Study" 3. The Blended e-Learning Workshop: Your first step to elearning success 1. Taking baby steps to achieve giant success in elearning The most difficult part of starting a project is making that crucial "first step.” Especially in elearning where the market is flooded with too many choices for authoring tools, software, and learning management systems, it is so easy for any project lead to get lost in the maze. Remember that the best tools are those that serve your purpose.

The Future of eBooks … my vision

Dont Waste Your Time

images and video of the different areas where they find themselves, video clips of film version of the book (1956 & 2004, as well as Michael Palin’s BBC adventure in 1989), link to explanations of language and dialects that may be difficult to understand their meaning. QR Codes Social Network Technology eLearning eBook Google iPhone Kindle QR Code Social Learning Social Media Video YouTubeLet me explain. What if this is ported to non-fiction and fiction books as well? Well, why not? Sony Reads the Future? QR Codes: What are they?

Preparing your workforce for tomorrow

Learning and Working on the Web

I created a performance improvement toolbox when I started this blog in 2004, and have kept adding to it over the years. This is social learning, which is much messier than training or education following a prescribed curriculum. Instead, systems and structures are needed to support social learning in work teams, communities of practice, and looser social networks.

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There are also feature articles on outsourcing, consulting, and mobile tools; a survey on blended learning; a review of The Hidden Power of Social Networks: Understanding How Work Really Gets Done in Organizations ; a column on managing difficult participants, and more. Only Connect. That's the theme of T+D 's November issue. The free cover story (requires registration) is on Robert E. Knowling Jr., former head of Covad and now CEO of the NYC Leadership Academy, which is using best practices from businesses and the military to turn school principals into change agents.

Creative Interactive Ideas

Take an e-Learning Break

We are working with clients using social media like blogs, wikis, podcasts, virtual worlds, and social networking. A fresh approach to e-learning E-learning is a great way to train employees, inform customers about new products and services, or demonstrate new software or other types of technology. If done properly, e-learning can be an exciting and engaging way to provide an interactive experience to customers, students, or users. We beta-test new development tools for the major companies including Adobe and Microsoft.

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The Smart Mobs Weblog offers links to two additional resources: a review of the book Reputation in Artificial Societies: Social Beliefs for Social Order and a presentation on gossip and reputation by a professor of sociology and strategy at the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business. Online Social Networks Go to Work." I proposed some business uses for online social networks like LinkedIn in my "We Learning part II" article. Best of the week. Here are the articles and resources that I found most interesting this week. Knowledge nomads.

Infographic: How Google has changed what it means to do research


They also used Wikipedia (75 %) and YouTube or otehr social media sites (52 % ). Licklider of MIT has “Galactic Network” concept, a globally. Often seen as the first social networking site. 2004: Mozilla Firefox web browser released (the 2nd most popular current browser after Internet Explorer). 2004: Facebook launched. 1962: J.C.R. any site.

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The Buntine Oration: Learning Networks." If you want to know the future of learning, there are a few people you must follow. Public Displays of Connection." A look at social networking Websites and their implications for identity and connection. The best you might have missed. Here is a double edition of my weekly list. These are the best articles and other resources from Websites and blogs that don't usually cover the learning arena. If there's an article that's not to be missed and it originated on a learning blog, I may also include it. Happy weekend, everybody!

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From Harvard Business School's Working Knowledge magazine, this article discusses how social network analysis can pinpoint and help you resolve problems in your organizational structure. helpful example compares one company's org chart to its social network and discusses how to fix the issues that became apparent. This excellent article is an excerpt from Harvard Business School Press's book Hidden Power of Social Networks. 2. Best of the week. read probably a couple hundred articles, press releases, newsletters, and so forth each week.

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Social networking meets knowledge management in a way that's similar to blogging , except that the process can be as simple or as involved as the person wants. The potential of Furl and tools like it in an organization's KM initiatives. really like Furl. It's not just that I can save Webpages with comments and come back to them later. That part is great, and the software's benefits as a personal knowledge management tool are important. But what gives the software its real potential is what I call the zeitgeist effect. Granted, these numbers are still low as the tool gains users.

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This tool "helps you read and publish weblogs, track bookmarks, and find relevant content organized your way." It uses social networking to help organize content. Personal knowledge management tools. In Amy Gahran's posts on "Knowledge management in human terms" and "How arranging ideas spawns new ideas," she does a really good job of boiling the KM issue down to a basic definition, which is often hard for those intimately involved in the field to do, and then adding her own thoughts generated from her work in the content field. Here are some examples of what I mean.

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Topics may include adaptive systems, social networking, contextual collaboration, business process modeling, and more. Webcasts and online class. Notices about several free online events have landed in my inbox. This blog lets me share them with you (the events would be long over by the time I got them into T+D ), but I make no guarantees as to their quality. just wanted to point the opportunities out. 1) Emergent learning. He says his content is still under development, though, and asks for suggestions on the specific topics participants want to hear about. 2) Copyright law.

Theories for the digital age: Connectivism

Learning with e's

One highly visible theory is Connectivism (Siemens, 2004). His counterargument is that through the use of networked technologies, learning can now be distributed outside the learner, within personal learning communities and across social networks. Clearly our social and cultural worlds are influenced by new technology, but are there also biological implications?

The race to platform education

George Siemens

As liberating as the web is, tremendous centralization of control is occurring in numerous spaces: Google in search/advertising/Android, Amazon in books/cloud computing, Facebook in social networks, etc. I use a smaller range of tools today than I did five years ago. Facebook has mastered this in the social network space as well. Facebook is now well past being a social network. guess that’s why Facebook is now bigger than the web was in 2004. More on that in a bit. with experiences in both systems, is worth a read. Who ruled? Amazon.

Harold Jarche on the need for #corporate #networking and learning

Ignatia Webs

Groupforming is now becoming networks. Communities of Practice: weak and strong social ties. The Hidden Power of Social networks, HBS, 2004. Knowledge sharing networks is build on openness, for it enables transparency, which fosters diversity of ideas => trust! Social network analysis shows trust (e.g. These are my live blognotes. research.

Is Blogging Dying?

Designed for Learning

Since 2004, many Analysts have written about how social-media is just a fad and how twitter and facebook status messages will eventually take over blogging. Blogs will continue to create clouds of meaningful social discussion. Tags: social networking blog trends twitter I recently read an article in The Economist highlighting a report that shows that "the rate of growth of blogs has slowed in many parts of the world. In some countries growth has even stalled". Yes, perhaps it is true that blogging is growing at a far lesser rate than it was 10 years ago.

Human 2.0

Learning with e's

Donna Haraway (2004) makes a point of singling out Rachel - a replicant character in the sci-fi movie Bladerunner - as 'the image of a cyborg culture's fear, love, and confusion.' We have seen many other popular culture examples of the cyborg, from the six-million dollar man to Robocop - and each is endowed with superhuman strength, or enhanced senses. Post human. Can we become Human 2.0?

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Starting a conversation about social media for learning

Learning Journal

The first topic we took up was social media learning, since I thought it might be somewhat familiar even if students weren’t able to use these kinds of tools much as yet (entirely possible given the roles they play and the kinds of organizations in which they work). Social Networking Theories and Tools to Support Connectivist Learning Activities. Framework for Social Learning in the Enterprise (PDF). The Social Economy: Unlocking value and productivity through social technologies. Six social-media skills every leader needs. Enjoy!  By M.C.

Understanding Web 2.0

Integrated Learnings

where you can get some background on Darcy DiNucci's mention of the term "web 2.0" in 1999, followed by Tim O'Reilly in 2004, and then the 2006 Time magazine article Person of the Year - "You". are social networking, web mashups, and using the web to store and create content. 1. Social networking is a crazy buzz word right now. Twitter , a micro-blogging and status update technology, is one of among many ways that web users are using social technology to share information. This type of social collaboration really solidifies this as a web 2.0

The survival of higher education (2): Changing times

Learning with e's

My two keynotes were conceived, written and presented over a decade ago in 2000, at a time when the Web was still in its infancy. I was certainly speaking for a time before the advent of what is now referred to as Web 2.0 or the ‘social web’. and provide some examples of current pedagogical practice using the Social Web. Essentially, the Web has become more social. 2004).

Important Features of an Ideal Rapid Authoring Tool

CommLab India

SCORM 2004. Integration with Social Media. The use of social media for various purposes is steadily on the rise; its use for learning is no exception. The users of rapid authoring tools wanted features that help integrate social networking services such as: Facebook. Other social media. What is the best rapid authoring tool in the market? Shuffling answers.

my pkm story

Learning and Working on the Web

started down the path of personal knowledge mastery in 2004, inspired by Dave Pollard , Denham Gray , and others. “To a great extend PKM [personal knowledge management] is about shifting responsibility for learning and knowledge sharing from a company to individuals and this is the greatest challenge for both sides. Here are some reflections on how my thoughts have evolved over that decade.

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Stuart Crabb of Facebook #ASTDTK12

Learning Visions

What does it mean to be social? We’ve been doing social networking for millions of years. (He’s using Facebook timeline to tell the story). 1970 Marshall McLuhan ‘the medium is the message’ 1995 The Internet 2004 Facebook and the social graph – the social layer of the internet which allows people to connect and share. YOU are the censor of your own social graph. You are at the heart, the center of your social graph. Use the FB platform to build apps… Learning needs to be a social experience. It’s not new. Who is Facebook?

My 1-liners from ElNet 2011

E-Learning Provocateur

Ruth McElhone assigns points to her students for their contributions to an internal social media platform, and they require 1000 points to pass the course. conference 1-liners e-learning E-learning Network of Australasia ElNet Workplace E-learning CongressLast week I attended ElNet’s Workplace E-learning Congress in Sydney. Simply add a comment! Stay tuned… ;o).

The Six Deadly Sins of Training

Big Dog, Little Dog

Use elearning or social learning if: close supervision is not required. Failing of the Learning and Development Team to Learn from Their Successes and Failures Instructional designers often attend several conferences or workshops a year and learn from others through reading or social networks, yet fail to evaluate their projects to determine the level of success or failure.

Connectivism: Special IRRODL issue

George Siemens

From our editorial: This special issue of IRRODL provides an opportunity to step back and reflect on how these dramatic social and technological changes impact education. In 2004, connectivism was presented as a new theory of learning that addresses learning in complex, social, networked environments. Sometime last year, Grainne Conole and I managed to convince Terry Anderson to issue a call for papers for a special IRRODL issue on connectivism. Today, we’re pleased to announce the publication of the IRRODL Connectivism special issue.