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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 , 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.

Learning to Learn in the modern Enterprise

The Learning Generalist

The ability to stay connected with friends and colleagues through social and professional networking tools such as Facebook and Linkedin gives us the ability to leverage weak ties in a manner we never even imagined before. The Learning and Skills Group is a UK based community on Ning , that's really active and has about 1800 members on it. Sumeet Moghe, 2009. He's a true guru.

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 go look up the link for you, but why bother? It didnt feel like FaceBook would have a lot of professional promise.

Build Your Own Twitter

Bottom-Line Performance

I came across a great new service, similar to Ning. ShoutEm allows you build a public or private microblog network, that you can connect to your Facebook account, a Ning site, or even Twitter. It allows you to create your own microblog. Basically, it’s a “build your own&# Twitter. Now you have 140 characters to craft your own community. And, of course, it’s free. This would be a great tool for groups focused on one topic. Check it out and let me know what you think!

ASTD Central Iowa Presentation Resources

Kapp Notes

Wiki resources: Wikispaces PB Wiki Social Networking Links Ning Facebook LinkedIn __ Catalog of Recommended Books, Games and Gadgets Recommended Games and Gadgets Recommended Books Content GuideHere are links and resources mentioned during the presentation: Find out what level of "Gamer" you are with Gamer Rater. Avoiding Death by PowerPoint. Tell a story with your slides. meet Jessica View more presentations from bengardner135.

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.

Sclipo Mashes Up Informal and Formal Learning to Good Effect!

ZaidLearn

The Profile (connected to Facebook) serves to socialize with people of common educational interests. Facebook Connect Allows to easily establish connections and publish a members activities (eg, post a course) to Facebook. Ning ), Sclipo provides an embedded virtual classroom tool enabling educators to conduct live online (web) classes with up to 100 students at a time.

Sclipo Mashes Up Informal and Formal Learning to Good Effect!

ZaidLearn

The Profile (connected to Facebook) serves to socialize with people of common educational interests. Facebook Connect Allows to easily establish connections and publish a members activities (eg, post a course) to Facebook. Ning ), Sclipo provides an embedded virtual classroom tool enabling educators to conduct live online (web) classes with up to 100 students at a time.

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? Tools Collaborative Learning Using Web 2.0

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 would look like?

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

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?

[from davidds] e-Learning 2.0 Workshop (Stephen Downes)

ZaidLearn

learning tools such Ning (Social Networking), Second Life ( 3D virtual world) and Wikispaces , which I have already explored, but are worth mentioning here ( Check out the slides to discover the rest!). At last I got to meet Stephen Downes in person and attend one of his workshops. You can see me on the picture happily holding tightly to the handheld laser gun (I mean camera!). Not bad!

Real Community?

Clark Quinn

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? 

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.

LSG Webinar - Choosing the right social and collaboration platform for learning

The Learning Generalist

I'm kinda interested in what could be a low-cost Ning replacement. Jan'es asking us whether we're just curious about social learning or are we looking for a Ning alternative or if we're just evaluating platform. Don says that Ning is great for bulletin board style stuff but not project collaboration. 3. Ease of set up - Ning scores highly on this 8. Sumeet Moghe, 2009.

Free as in Freedom: The Agile Elearning Design Manual - The role of Social Media

The Learning Generalist

Have you considered a Facebook group or a Ning community or a YouTube video or a collection of bookmarks on delicious or microblogging using Yammer or group brainstorming using Ideascale or Social QnA through Yahoo! Try a Ning network to evangelize a core competency in your firm. Sumeet Moghe, 2009. The movie, for me was an absolute disaster. People learn iteratively.

The Agile Elearning Design Manual - The role of Social Media

The Learning Generalist

Have you considered a Facebook group or a Ning community or a YouTube video or a collection of bookmarks on delicious or microblogging using Yammer or group brainstorming using Ideascale or Social QnA through Yahoo! Try a Ning network to evangelize a core competency in your firm. Sumeet Moghe, 2009. The movie, for me was an absolute disaster. People learn iteratively.

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

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

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. 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

Jay Cross

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.

Here are 6 Social Learning Platforms you can enable 'On-Demand'

The Learning Generalist

Grou.ps - The Ning Replacement Grou.ps is cool - grou.ps is easy. Yes, you can use Facebook integration, but how many companies are willing to see their internal information published on Facebook? It's extremely feature rich and most importantly a free and easy alternative to paid services such as Ning. Sumeet Moghe, 2009. Ready? Let's check these out.

Distributed Educational Systems

Viplav Baxi Meanderings

The 2009 figure for the number of students pursuing tertiary education was 165 mn, up from 28.6 mn in 1970. In more developed countries like the USA, GER is high (82% in 2007) and the number of students in higher education reached around 19 mn in 2009. They share knowledge on Slideshare and Learnhub or Ning. They grow by meeting and engaging peers and gurus alike using the LinkedIn or Facebook. It was about harnessing collective intelligence ushered in by services such as Amazon and its recommendation service, and the rise of social networks such as Facebook.

Elearning Guild Webinar - 101 - Social Media in e-Learning: Ur Doin' It Right

The Learning Generalist

54% Twitter 77% Facebook 3% Myspace 22% Delicious 14% Google Wave 14% Flickr 50% Youtube 3% Ning Ok the webinar is a bit slow right now, but I guess it'll pick up pace soon. Sumeet Moghe, 2009. Participants will get great case-study examples of successful social media integrations for learning. trust what these people say -- so this session should be worthwhile. Think big.

What Tools Should We Learn?

NuggetHead

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

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