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Policies for Staff use of Social Media and Social Networks

Dont Waste Your Time

Does your employer / Institution have a policy for the accepted use, by staff, for how they can use Social Media (Twitter, Facebook, SlideShare, YouTube, WordPress, etc)? SAP -  Social Media Guidelines 2009. Law Schools on Ning – Social Media Best Practices for Law Schools. Anyway, this really only covers Twitter, Facebook and Blogs for departmental uses.

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.

Ning… where to go when the public square charges an entrance fee?

Electronic Papyrus

Ning announced today that it will soon convert existing customers to a fee-for-service subscription or cut them loose. Jason Rosenthal, CEO of Ning , announced the shift in the company’s business model while downsizing his company by more than 40%. The first question for most Ning community owners not willing to pay up is “where do I take my online community of practice now”? 

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.

Why Ning Gets A Partial Ding! - NorthStarNerd.Org

eContent

NorthStarNerd.Org Dedicated to open access sharing of knowledge - Your host: Rich Hoeg Blog Engineering Learning Nerd TV Nerd Tweets Nordic Skiing Site Map Tutorials « The Invisible Hand Podcast | Main | Innovation Day at eContent » April 20, 2007 Why Ning Gets A Partial Ding! I was all prepared to like Ning. even created a Ning. Consider my Ning a sandbox to join and play around in. if I like the feature set and concept, how come I give Ning a partial Ding? Ning needs to optimize their code, or get more bandwidth. Thanks! David.

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. 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.

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Top 125 Workplace eLearning Posts of 2009

eLearning Learning Posts

This also contributed to the Hot Topics and eLearning Trends for 2009. Top 125 Workplace eLearning Posts of 2009. Actually from December 1, 2008 to November 30, 2009. Google Wave in education - Dont Waste Your Time , November 16, 2009. 12 eLearning Predictions for 2009 - eLearning Technology , January 26, 2009. Twitter in the classroom: 10 useful resources , Social Media in Learning , August 12, 2009. Should Educators be Afraid of Having a Facebook Profile? Learning Putty , November 20, 2009. Electronic Papyrus , August 25, 2009.

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.

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).

Building a Community for Online Learning

In the Middle of the Curve

My takeaways: I need to take another look at Ning as a possibility for helping create an online Banner community for our University. Facebook really for college students, higher ed, alumni (?) - LinkedIn – professional Ning - Social network you control. Would have to look at potential Compliance issues) Ning group – started using as class situation - Students initially excited about it. Ning group – gave example of the Work-Literacy Ning group - Both synchronous and asynchronous - Can record live chat. More 2 way conversation, multiple-source.

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.

Your Wish List for eLearning in 2009

eLearning 3.0

So here is my Wish list for 2009: Quality verse Quantity - I’m hoping people/companies get away from the crappy voice-over-powerpoint training and focus on more engaging and better quality eLearning. Social/Collaborative Learning - as Michael mentioned web-conferencing and tools like Yammer, Twitter, Ning, Facebook, etc… I think we are going to be a very large part of eLearning over the next year. nifty example is Supercool School … people volunteer to teach a class and then member of this Facebook app/group take the class.

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.

#IeL09 The Social Web and Learning

In the Middle of the Curve

Presentation: The Social Web and Learning - A Case Study Presenter: Robert Jordan, Penn State U ASTD State of the Industry - learner control Learner controlling own learning key Social Web - how people socialize, interact with each other through the Web - Shared interest 2 types of social web - People focus (Facebook, myspace) - Hobby focus (Flikr, photobucket for photography) How do I harness this to promote learning? Social Web aps (social networks, blogs, wikis, rss feeds, social bookmarking, multimedia and file sharing, podcasts, mashup networks. the ususal suspects.) Web 2.0

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.

Social Media and Brass Tacks…8 Examples from the Front Line

Electronic Papyrus

Portland Metro Area Master Gardeners Ning Site (Virtual Community). Overview: Our group worked with several key faculty members and created a customized Ning site (using CSS, unique header). Tools: Ning, Fireworks, CSS, some Dreamweaver. 3. Oregon State University BeaverTurf Ning Site (Virtual Community). Tools: Ning, Fireworks, CSS, some Dreamweaver. 4.

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

The leaking pyramid

Learning and Working on the Web

Social networking is getting more pervasive (Facebook, Twitter or DIY with Ning) and accepted in the mainstream, such as Linked-In for recruiting. Today, these outlets are bigger and more obvious: Informal learning is increasingly available from formal venues, such as Stanford’s series on Darwin’s Legacy that I’m following on YouTube.

It’s raining in the cloud

George Siemens

Ning holds many of my online interactions, as do Twitter and Facebook. Like many people, I store much of my data in what is very loosely called “the cloud&#. Google stores many of my documents, email, social contacts, and calendar. The freedom of not being tied to one device is great. The cloud model is still a bit undeveloped, however. It’s undeveloped in terms of definition: is cloud computing simply using online services? Or is it more about the technological infrastructure? Cloud computing needs to be defined more clearly if we are to talk about it meaningfully.

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!