I want to facilitate online discussions but how do I choose the right platform?
Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning
NOVEMBER 14, 2009
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 , grou.ps , 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
APRIL 14, 2009
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
JUNE 19, 2007
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 go look up the link for you, but why bother? It didnt feel like FaceBook would have a lot of professional promise.
Cammy Beans Learning Visions: My Facebook has Tipped
DECEMBER 1, 2008
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. The holdouts are getting drawn in. "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.
The tribal web
Learning with e's
NOVEMBER 14, 2009
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
JUNE 2, 2009
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
MARCH 3, 2009
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
APRIL 7, 2009
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? Tools Collaborative Learning Using Web 2.0
FEBRUARY 3, 2009
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 would look like?
Creating a Vibrant Learning Community
JANUARY 15, 2009
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.
MAY 6, 2009
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
JANUARY 14, 2009
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? Is my answer reasonable?
APRIL 5, 2009
This got me thinking about social media, and how often we call them online communities, but the question is: are they really? 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. And maybe then not worthy of being called communities?
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eLearning Learning Posts
SEPTEMBER 15, 2009
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.
Online social networks, learning and viral expansion loops
DECEMBER 14, 2009
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
MARCH 7, 2009
Its late Friday.no, wait.its early Saturday morning and I wanted to get this out. 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? with the tag ag09. See you in Orlando!
Teaching the Social Web
APRIL 6, 2009
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. Today we think and talk about how to implement and manage social learning in the workplace. 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? instantly went into parent mode and told her how we deal with our teenager.
Thoughts following April Learntrends
APRIL 22, 2009
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?
JUNE 7, 2010
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? Sarcastic, yes but let’s explore that for a minute. Like the tool that pulls a plug of dirt out of the ground to plant bulbs.
2008 - MMVIII eLearning Year in Review
Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development
DECEMBER 8, 2008
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