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ICICTE 2007 Heraklion

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social software in the classroom. Well, here I am sat in the foyer of the Atlantis Hotel , in Heraklion Crete, and at the end of the second day of the ICICTE Conference. It's been an interesting day with two stimulating workshops and several interesting papers. The first workshop was conducted by Henk Eijkman an Australian staff developer at the University of New England who spoke on the subject of Web 2.0. He got us running round the room doing many exercises and discussion around the idea of using Web 2.0 More on this also later. In the meantime, it's now 11.30 Kalinihxta!

Keen as mustard?

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Tags: Andrew Keen social software Web 2.0

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Ten Technology Strategies for 2008 via Gartner Group

Kapp Notes

Social Software --Wikis, blogs, podcasts. Over at ComputerWorld , an article titled Gartner's top 10 strategic technologies for 2008:Whether you incorporate these technologies or not, they're not going away, the research firm says Here are three items from the list: Green IT --I don't view this as too much of a stretch.you want to catch attention now a days, add green infront of anything.just like the letter "e" oh so long ago. This seems obvious. Especially as more and more people adopt these technologies.

Enterprise 2.0 Has Arrived

Tony Karrer

From the production side, a brand new analysis indicates that the business social software market will be nearly $1 billion strong this year and over $3.3 and social media. Great article by Dion Hinchcliffe - The State of Enterprise 2.0. Increasing evidence abounds that Enterprise 2.0 adoption has begun in earnest with a typical example being Wells Fargo taking the plunge , having rolled out Enterprise 2.0 platforms to 160,000 workers. It has become clear that we're moving out of the early pioneer phase to a broader acceptance phase. billion by 2011. has arrived. Be ready.

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Open Source eLearning Tools

Tony Karrer

You can find a long list of tools broken into authoring tools, games/simulations, quiz/test tools, social media, delivery platforms, tracking and whether they support mobile. eLearning Technology , July 28, 2006 Scuttle – an open source social bookmarking tool Corporate Social Bookmarking Tools - eLearning Technology , May 21, 2008 Web 2.0 I was just asked about trends in open source for eLearning and particularly open source eLearning tools. Probably one of the better sources on this is Jane Hart’s Instructional Tools Directory. Here’s some of what I pulled out.

The changing Web

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Social media - often referred to as Web 2.0 , or the participatory Web - is shaping up to be one of the most important tool sets available to support the promotion of change in education. Almost everyone, it seems, is using some element of social media in the planning, development, delivery, management or evaluation of teaching and learning. and Wheeler, S (2007) The emerging Web 2.0

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5 Ways to Engage Users in a MOOC course

Your Training Edge

2007). Social software and participatory learning: Pedagogical choices with technology affordances in the Web era. Adopting an ever popular MOOC is almost equal to zero level strategy if you are unable to engage the largest stakeholders involved in it i.e. the learners. Following are some of the greatest ways to engage users in your MOOC course. Focus the engagement styles.

The Digital Classroom

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We are looking forward with this volume, tracking trends in learning technology, particularly within the compulsory education sector, and there are sections on social software, interactive whiteboards and extended classrooms so it should appeal to a wide readership. I'm thrilled that my new book will be published this side of Christmas. Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e's.

Big Question for June - Where are the Examples of eLearning?

The Learning Circuits

One of the things that has always been somewhat surprising to me is that there seem to be relatively few examples of different kinds of eLearning available out there. So, this month I wanted to ask a slightly different kind of question that hopefully can produce something of value. The Big Question is. Where are the Examples of eLearning? Good examples, bad examples are welcome. Lots Right Here!

Windmills on the mind

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The dust has settled over the Bazaar 'Show that You Share' conference held this week at the University of Utrecht, Netherlands, and it's all been a bit of a whirl, so now I have some time to reflect, here are some of my thoughts on the proceedings: On the theme of social software, managing digital identities is a concern, with personal content on the web being both an asset and a liability.

Clark is not Keen

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It had everything - an excellent environment for relaxing, thinking, discussing and networking (the Hotel Intercontinental on Budapesterstrasse must be one of the best and most expensive venues for a European elearning event), great social events, and an excellent line up of sessions. I'm back home from Online Educa Berlin , and it's time to reflect. well, Germany. Anyway.

A greek tragedy

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Paul Clark (UK Open University) gave a speech that was more in keeping with current events in e-learning, and he opened the debate on social software and its potential to transform educational experiences. software have it in spades. I'm afraid for me ICODL has been a bit of a damp squib. Greece brought the world the marathon, tragedy and democracy. Here!' afta!' ). so what?

Top 7 topics at this year's ALT-C

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In preparation for the forthcoming ALT-C 2007 conference, I glanced over the content of papers, posters, workshops and symposia on offer. Social Software 25 VLEs 24 Blogs 20 Mobile learning 19 Social networking 18 Wikis 16 No surprises really. It interested me to see that some key topics have emerged as the front runners for discussion. A quick trawl of titles and keywords revealed these top 7 favourite topics: e-Learning 31 Web 2.0 could this be a sign of the decline of this old term? We shall see…. Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e's.

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Imitation - the sincerest form of flatulence

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I spoke about 'Social Software in Higher Education' and several really useful questions were raised by the group over copyright, validity and reliability of sources such as Wikipedia , plagiarism and 'fit for purpose' issues. Just come back from talking to StudentNet, an influential group which meets regularly here at the University of Plymouth to discuss issues surrounding student use of networked resources. Landed on my desk I find the latest issue (No. 21) of the Centre for Bioscience Bulletin. I assume the lecturer wanted the students' gut reactions.? Well, there's a thing.

MyFace or SpaceBook?

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Apparently your choice of social networking site indicates what social class you belong to. And what about those who use Bebo - are they part of a particular social class, or are they just little oiks who couldn't design a tasteful personal space to save their lives? I subsequently found out that more of my friends were using it than MySpace, so it made social networking easier. Here is the link to the University of Plymouth elearning site and also back to the Learning with 'e's blog where you will find loads more on social software. So it's official.

EDEN saw play.

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Deborah Everhart (Georgetown University, USA) followed, with a session on social bookmarking, using Blackboard MLE tools. I followed as the third speaker, with my session on wikis and collaborative learning, and the session was capped off by an overview of social software from Antonio Huertas (Open University of Catalonia, Spain) who dealt with 'Wikis, blogs and tagging in education'. Now I've had time to reflect upon the EDEN Conference in Napoli last week, I can report that it was a successful conference. I'm thinking about the Web 2.0 Kept us on our toes.

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SharePoint is not Enterprise 2.0 or Social Networking " Skilful Minds

Skilful Minds

The title for this post is drawn from a recent assessment of SharePoint 2007 offered on Thomas Vander Wal's bog, Personal InfoCloud. The social software stack, in particular the difference between collective understanding and collaborative understanding, frames Vander Wal's perspective. social media e-Learning 2.0 social networking twitter Web 2.0 elearning 2.0

SMBs and Social Learning Technologies

Janet Clarey

SMBs & Social Media (Sum Total). Other notes: Definition of social media vary among attendees (~160). Noted main difference between main stream media and social media. Social media enables everyone to publish/access info inexpensively. Where we are today: Primary forms of social learning technologies used in corporations today appear to be e-mail, live online learning (Web conferencing), threaded discussion, and collaborative content development. Most learning professionals view social media as valuable to learners, and usage is growing. 2007).

The survival of higher education (3): The Social Web

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Below are four reasons why the Social Web and associated media are changing higher education. Firstly.the Social Web connects people together At Plymouth University, we very quickly began to explore the ways Social Web tools could support our students. MentorBlog: Connecting Students and their Mentors using Social Software. Continues tomorrow. Yeomans, P. 2008).

The Power of Peer Production

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

Instead of forcing people into predetermined groups like groupware does, social software facilitates the natural formation of groups based on spontaneous, contextual needs for interaction. Serendipity is a wonderful word for how most blogging gets done. You discover something unexpectedly, begin to make some mental connections, and then reflect on it by writing about your new find in the hopes that someone will find it interesting as well and add something to the conversation. Last night, while preparing presentations, I discovered Esko Kilpi from Finland. What a great name.

100 eLearning Articles and White Papers

Tony Karrer

2007 Training Industry Report Summary This report covers stats on the industry's trends and growth over the last year and will appear in the upcoming Training magazine edition. re a new brEEd Still new on campus, social software tools can support students and staff beyond the classroom, reaching around the world for learning and communication 17. We Learning, Part II Second part of an interesting article - We Learning: Social Software and E-Learning, Part II. Podcast on Social Networking in Project-Based Learning | Beyond School 44. just reached 100.

Gartner’s top tech 2012 predictions: Impact on learning at 3 levels

Learning Cafe

in 2007 to 51% in 2011. In 2013, the investment bubble will burst for consumer social networks, and for enterprise social software companies in 2014. What it is not saying is that social networking will become less popular but the investments in social network technology will decrease i.e e-Learning, video, mobile learning etc. Impact on Learners. Medium.

Breaking eggs

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It's my opening gambit in a chapter called 'Destructive Creativity on the Social Web' in which I discuss the volatile and contentious nature of wiki content generation. My chapter appears in an edited volume by Stylianos Hatzipanagos and Steven Warburton on Social Software and Developing Community Ontologies. As is the case with all IGI Reference books it is very overpriced.

Down to a 't'

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I was very pleased to see that one of the papers I co-wrote with Maged Boulos in 2007 has been cited 77 times. Social Software and was published in Health Information and Libraries Journal. 2007) The emerging web 2.0 social software Perhaps I should simply be happy that other people are quoting my publications, I hear you ask? No, I was born Wheeler.

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World Health 2.0

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tools, mashups and aggregators to predict localised social trends such as flu epidemics. I have to admit I was inspired when I first heard of the concept of Techno-social Predictive Analysis (TPA), and even more intrigued when I saw how it worked. Keywords: Social Web; Web 2.0; social software: An enabling suite of sociable technologies in health and healthcare education.

Success Formula for Discussion Forums in Financial Services

Tony Karrer

Let me start with some of the ones that are probably more relevant to this particular inquiry: Examples of online communities in the financial services industry - FreshNetworks , March 17, 2009 7 Creative Ways to Introduce Social Media to Your Team - Learning Putty , October 22, 2009 Using Online Forums in Social Learning - Learning Putty , October 19, 2009 Change agents, group forums and the one percent rule. at Booz Allen: The Series - Portals and KM , January 20, 2010 More Resources on Discussion Forums, Communities: Forums vs. Social Networks? Great question. Just Ask.

Learning with 'e's: Mashing it up

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Blogs can encourage greater reflection on learning and enable students to enter into dialogue on specific topics (Kop, 2007). Interest is growing about how social software tools can provide added value to the learning process, and this is reflected in the growing literature on the topic. 2007) Blogs and wikis as disruptive technologies: Is it time for a new pedagogy?

Top 100 eLearning Items

Tony Karrer

Introducing The Conversation Prism eLearning Trends 2007 and 2008 TechCrunch White Label Social Networking Platforms Chart How to Insert YouTube Videos in PowerPoint Presentations LinkedIn Tips and Tweaks: Do More with your LinkedIn Account Introduction to Wikis, Blogs, Social Bookmarking, Social Networking and RSS Corporate Policies on Web 2.0 My Top 25 blogs for 2008 Blogging as Reflective Practice The Elearning Apprentice Part 2: A four-level framework for evaluating social network ROI. Learning 2.0 - The Things How we read online. - Tools - A Summary PR 2.0:

Learning and KM: Separated at birth?

Jay Cross

A social media consumer, HBS professor, MIT research scientist, and author, McAfee focuses on how emergent social software platforms are benefiting enterprises, and how smart organizations and their leaders are making effective use of them to share knowledge, inspire innovation, and enable decision making. Social tools are changing our world and our enterprises. tools.

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Wisdom of clouds

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Martin Weller blogged about the death of VLE/LMS too in Nov 2007. to quote Scott, "courses taught using contemporary social software/web 2.0 This is the first time I've done this, but it's a new year and a new broom. Here is the first Learning with 'E's guest blog post - it's by Manish Malik, who is based at the University of Portsmouth. However, there is more to it.

2008 2009

Tony Karrer

Strategy (15) PWLE Not PLE - Knowledge Work Not Separate from Learning (15) Corporate Social Bookmarking Tools (14) Corporate Learning Long Tail and Attention Crisis (13) Test SCORM Courses with an LMS (13) 90-9-1 Rule aka 1% Rule in Collaborative Environments (13) Social Conference Tools - Expect Poor Results (13) Instruction eLearning 2.0 26) Web 2.0 I use it a little bit. world.