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I want to facilitate online discussions but how do I choose the right platform?

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

You make an easy choice and open a ning or groupsite. Opening a group on an existing social network sites such as Facebook or LinkedIn. Option 3: Your own social network platform like Ning , group site , , Socialgo , collectivex , MINDZ. Ning for instance doesnot have an easy file sharing possibility and groupsite does. Situation 2: Now at work. Possibility 1.

TCC09: Evaluating Social Networking Tools for Distance Learning

Experiencing eLearning

An example of using a social networking tool, Ning, in an online class is reported.&#. Facebook & Myspace are most common in the US, but other parts of the world have regional favorites. Elgg & Ning as two social networking tools. Case study with Ning. Instructor was interested in trying Ning. Liveblogged from the TCC online conference. Three main points.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Using FaceBook

Learning Visions

Tuesday, June 19, 2007 Using FaceBook Im trying to expand my horizons a bit these days and have been taking a closer look at a whole bunch of tools out there, including SecondLife and FaceBook. FaceBook seems like such a student-world application, and yet folks say more and more "grown-ups" are using it. There was a great NYTimes article a few weeks ago about a mom signing up for a FaceBook account, completely appalling her teenage daughter. (Id My kids are far from their teen years, so I went ahead and created my own FaceBook account awhile back. Or Moodle?

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: My Facebook has Tipped

Learning Visions

Monday, December 01, 2008 My Facebook has Tipped Malcolm Gladwell says that everything has a Tipping Point , that point at which a virus goes epidemic, when the hip new thing goes mainstream. Well, my Facebook world has just tipped. Has your Facebook tipped? Posted by Cammy Bean at 12:10 PM Labels: facebook 11comments: Janet Clarey said. how cool that your mom is on facebook. I need to figure out what this facebook thing is all about." Dave -- I wonder if the age line for Facebook is starting to creep up. Think Uggs. Definitely. It just tipped.

The tribal web

Learning with e's

This is the final post in the Digital Tribe series, which is abridged from Chapter 6 of the edited volume Connected Minds, Emerging Cultures (2009). Ning, MMORPGS, Crowdvine) as is the marking out of territories through the sharing of social bookmarks, the tagging of digital objects and voting for preferences and usability (e.g. Delicious, Digg).

We participate and therefore we are

ID Reflections

Twitter, Facebook, Ning, etc., As John Seely Brown says, ~Instead of “ I think therefore I am ”, it is “We participate and therefore we are” ~ Social learning has always been around. And has probably been one of the most effective means of learning as Bandura and Vygotsky had said long back. We turned toward our colleague or friend to ask for help when stuck. Recession 2.

Social Grid Follow-up

Tony Karrer

tysg Responses: SocialHound : @ tonykarrer I also use twitter to comment on topics that I have knowledge in to broaden my scope of netwokers SocialHound : @ tonykarrer I use twitter to reach out to people with knowledge about things I don't understand TamiSchiller : @ tonykarrer #tysg LinkedIn, various Ning groups and industry specific organizations. Facebook. Facebook. Email.

Top 100 eLearning Items

Tony Karrer

Second Life is not a teaching tool Tool Set 2009 New Design for My Smile Sheet The art of changing the brain Writing Less Objectionable Learning Objectives How to Convert Your PowerPoint Presentation into an Elearning Course Social Media makes this course stand out Should All Learning Professionals Be Blogging? Communities of Practice Facebook as a Learning Platform We Need a Degree in Instructional Design Learning styles don't exist 90-9-1 Rule aka 1% Rule in Collaborative Environments How long does it take to create learning? Learning 2.0 - The Things How we read online. -

ASTD Follow-Up

Tony Karrer

Knowledge Work Framework Tilde Effect Concept Worker Knowledge Work Not Separate from Learning Tool Set 2009 Search Better Memory Network Learning Information Radar Remote Collaboration Common eLearning 2.0 time on personal FaceBook pages and then still email documents back and forth. Last week at ASTD TechKnowledge , I did a keynote on Work Literacy and eLearning 2.0, an online Q&A Session for the Virtual Conference and a session on using Web 2.0 Tools for eLearning. You can find the handouts for the last session via TK09 Handouts. Work Literacy eLearning 2.0 or Learning 3.0

Creating a Vibrant Learning Community

Kapp Notes

This image is taken directly from Facebook and is the image many faculty have when someone mentions Facebook. But Facebook , LinkedIn , Ning and IntroNetworks are all great tools for having academically focused learning communities in an online setting. Today I am presenting at Immaculata University on the topic of Creating a Vibrant Learning Community as part of a faculty workshop. Here are my slides (although SlideShare did something to some of the photographs on my slides.sorry about that.) Communities Of Practice View SlideShare presentation or Upload your own.

Learning Outcomes

Tony Karrer

Social Learning Design Revisited What's also interesting about this is that Michele, Harold Jarche and I went through the whole design of the Work Literacy Ning learning event and had several discussions about how the nature of the social learning environment might feel uncomfortable to many of the participants. My post on learning goals has some great feedback via comments and a couple of blog posts. The focus of the post is really about the design of informal / social learning experiences and my belief that they need to have context for what I call Directed Learners. Well said! Or ???

Networks and Communities

Tony Karrer

I also signed up to a couple Ning communities where I'm lurking. Introduction to Social Networking Introduction to Social Networking Six Steps to a Remarkably Powerful Network Weave Smarter Networks with LinkedIn How to Grow a Facebook Network Join a Ning community Before You Seek Conversation There's an acronym that everyone should know - RTFM. Thus, the bottom line in evaluating a concept workers performance is by looking at: Was a reasonable process used? Are the conclusions reasonable? How would this compare to results from other concept workers?

Design - Audio - Podcasting - Best of eLearning Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

September 4, 2009 to September 11, 2009. –( eLearning Events Calendar )–> Monday, September 21, 2009. –( eLearning Events Calendar )–> Tuesday, September 22, 2009. –( eLearning Events Calendar )–> Wednesday, September 23, 2009. –( eLearning Events Calendar )–> Wednesday, September 23, 2009. –( eLearning Events Calendar )–> Thursday, September 24, 2009. –( eLearning Events Calendar )–> Thursday, September 24, 2009. ZaidLearn , September 11, 2009.

Real Community?

Clark Quinn

At the same time, Marcia Conner was asking for examples of how someone’s Twitter/Facebook (T/FB) comments have changed your opinion of them. Blogs tend to be more formal (tends, mind you), while Twitter and Facebook cross the boundary into informal. LinkedIn and Ning networks that I’ve participated in professionally are just that, professional. I’ve been reading John Taylor Gatto lately, and one of his points is interesting to me from the perspective of social media. His claim about schools is that they’re dehumanizing (deliberately). Or would you?

Online social networks, learning and viral expansion loops

Sticky Learning

One day Mark Zuckerberg launched Facebook , no doubt on the first day there were only a handful of users. These new people saw that the site would be better if all their friends joined and from there Facebook grew and grew.The key here is that it isn't just 'word of mouth' marketing at play, users saw that their experience would be improved by having more people connected. Web 2.0

AG|09 - Be a successful conference attendee

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

AG|09 is next week and I've spent so much time talking about it on twitter, Facebook, and NING that I've neglected the blog a little. Create an account and "follow" @ag09 - and follow all the people following @ag09 2) Create a profile at [link] 3) If you prefer Facebook then join the group The eLearning Guild and select the AG|09 event 4) Prepare your mobile device - Are you a blackberry, Mobile Windows, Google Phone, or iPhone user? Its late, wait.its early Saturday morning and I wanted to get this out. 1) Get on Twitter. with the tag ag09. See you in Orlando!

Teaching the Social Web

eLearning Development

Yesterday my wife got a message on Facebook from a friend asking for advice on how to handle a young teenage girl’s use of MySpace. I’ve seen discussions and blog posts about appropriate use of social tools like Facebook , Twitter , LinkedIn and FriendFeed in the workplace. When do we start demanding that workers also demonstrate effective use of Twitter or LinkedIn or Ning or blogging? I instantly went into parent mode and told her how we deal with our teenager. The overall theme of my response was trust and communication. I’m not sure.

Thoughts following April Learntrends

Jay Cross

I thought my personal contacts, the Learntrends membership, notices on Facebook/LinkedIn/Nings, and the Tweetstream would attract flocks of people. Yesterday, Learntrends hosted a series of online conversations on boosting the performance of organizations through learning. Our goal was honest dialog among as many members as possible. No commercials. No presentations. Few or no slides. Often, we threw three or four great people into an online fishbowl and let the conversation go where it would. Many people had complained about the timing of sessions. How to serve them? Not so.

What Tools Should We Learn?


Join Facebook and LinkedIN groups. Start with a service like Yammer or Ning to control the audience. Skip to content Follow: RSS Twitter LearnNuggets Nuggets of Learning Stuff Home About Resources Tags ASTD , resources , tools What Tools Should We Learn? by Kevin on June 7th, 2010 The Big Question at the Learning Circuit’s Blog for June is “What Tools Should We Learn?” Think about it.

2008 - MMVIII eLearning Year in Review

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

Sure they all have cell phones, can txt, and have a Facebook account, but that's about it. It never crosses their mind to feel the need to start a NING community or feel driven to start a blog. The eLearning Guild Annual Gathering 2009 | March 10-13 | Orlando, FL Preparing You for the Next Evolution of Learning DevLearn 2008 Conference & Expo - November 10-14 - San Jose, CA