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Hot List - April 1, 2009 to April 11, 2009

Tony Karrer

Top 100 eLearning Items - eLearning Technology , April 7, 2009 Interesting that my own post got the top spot. My top ten tips for getting started with eLearning: - Ignatia Webs , April 6, 2009 It ain’t always easy to dive into eLearning. Building Better Learning Games - Learning Visions , April 9, 2009 Interested in building casual games for your learners? Ignatia Webs , April 7, 2009 While trying out different types of solar panels, I began to like the set of solar panels mentioned below. Steve Hargadon: Web 2.0 Is the Future of Education , April 3, 2009 web2.0

Reflecting on the first half of 2009

Jay Cross

It’s making me dizzy. I’m going to reflect on what I’ve been up to in 2009 thus far. Winter 2009. Spring 2009. Friendfeed /jaycross. Gave opening keynote at IADIS eLearning 2009 on Rethinking Instructional Design in Carvoeiro, Algarve, Portugal. My new car is one year old! How did that happen? Time keeps on slippin’, slippin’ into the future. Midyear already! How did we get here so quickly? Caution: this is what Jon Stewart would call old news. MacWorld : learning infrastructure and social network infrastructure are converging.

News Commentary Curation Distribution

Tony Karrer

While he's talking primarily about feeds of updates, e.g., facebook, twitter, friendfeed, etc., I think this applies pretty well to aggregation more generally: As we move toward a standardized way of presenting feed stories to aggregators, the value provided by the aggregators is essentially commoditized. Organization and Access - how do they organize the content. Human tagging? Automated?

Egoboo integration

Jay Cross

Tracking where you’re mentioned is tougher now that conversation on the web takes place on Twitter, Facebook, FriendFeed, and numerous other flows. Friendfeed /jaycross. Egoboo is a colloquial expression for the pleasure received from public recognition of voluntary work. Of course, first you’ve got to find where you are being recognized. Technorati “Jay Cross&#.

Activity Streams

Jay Cross

For example, my FriendFeed pages show activity from this blog, the Internet Time Blog, my Flickr account, bookmarks I put on Delicious, and my entries from Twitter. An activity stream is a mash-up of an individual’s or organization’s feeds. Tumblr operates similarly although it does a better job displaying photos and is a bit more spartan. Microformats wiki.

Streams, not blogs?

Jay Cross

Services like FriendFeed , Tumbler , and Posterous are essentially personal aggregators. Everything shows up on Steve’s Friendfeed , including comments and discussion. To fork or not to fork? Blogging has been an important part of my life for ten years but now I’m wondering if the party isn’t moving on. Like classrooms in training, blogs will always be around. But also like classrooms, blogs are ceasing to be the primary source of value. My blogs show but one of many perspectives of Jay. Dialog trumps monolog. He Tweets links to new items and commentary.

Instructional Design, Crowdsourcing, Audio, Typography, Blogs, & Psych

Big Dog, Little Dog

micromedia) and activity streams and timelines, Twitter, Facebook, FriendFeed and the like are competing for your attention and building a community around the statusphere - the state of publishing, reading, responding to, and sharing micro-sized updates. The Great ID Debate - eLearning Roadtrip. These days a good ID needs to be able to write instructional objective. Script a simulation.

12 ways social media are screwing with bad work habits

Janet Clarey

because my every click will show up on FriendFeed and I’m supposed to be in some fictitious 2:00 meeting. Can’t hide. Other person: “Want to talk at 2:00? <pause> Me: “No, I’ve got a meeting at 2:00.&#   {note: there is no meeting}. Other person: “OK, how about the same time tomorrow?&#. Me: “Sure, 2:00 tomorrow.&#. (Me, silently: Great. Now I can’t Tweet, update my Facebook status, blog, bookmark, etc. And I’ll have to change all my presence indicators… should’ve just had the meeting.). Innovation at its best.

Informal Learning Flow

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

follow people on blogs, Twitter and Friendfeed. Professional learning is increasingly driven by demand, not supply. You decide what you need or want to learn and you go get it when you feel like it. Since you chose your topic rather than being told, you’re more likely to retain information you find. To keep from drowning in the gusher of discoveries, news, and insight on the net, astute foragers use services to filter the noise and present headlines worthy of further investigation. Keeping one’s finger on the pulse professionally is a tougher nut to crack. Until today.

Teaching the Social Web

eLearning Development

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. 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. instantly went into parent mode and told her how we deal with our teenager. The overall theme of my response was trust and communication. Do we trust people to be responsible in the workplace?

From 100 to 600+ eLearning Twitter-ers

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

OR how to actually use twitter or other microblogging tools to be productive. I may be pushing it a little, but have you tried FriendFeed yet? Perhaps the application holy grail of 2009 will be the one app to rule all APIs. Wow!  I just saw a Gmail alert for Jane Hart's 600+ Learning Professionals on Twitter Didn't I just blog about 100+ eLearning Professionals to follow on TWITTER ?