I Believe in the Importance of a Personal Learning Network
DECEMBER 29, 2014
When I started using Twitter for my professional growth and development, I didn’t realize that I was also starting to build my personal learning network. Several sources referred to PLNs as networks focused on learning about a given topic. network, by definition, is quite different. How to Create a Robust and Meaningful Personal Learning Network [PLN]. Patti Shank.
Tool Set 2009
JANUARY 5, 2009
But hopefully 2009 will be the year when that begins to change. As an aside, what finally pushed me to create this series was a great post by Sue Waters' about creating your own personal learning network (PLN). Sue's description of a personal learning network is: Personal Learning Networks (PLNs) are all about using web tools such as blogs, wiki, twitter, facebook to create connects with others which extend our learning, increases our reflection while enabling us to learn together as part of a global community. What should be in your tool set? So, here goes.
Instructivism, constructivism or connectivism?
MARCH 16, 2009
So forget about trying to “know everything; instead, build your network of knowledge sources , and access them whenever you need them. In a previous article , I provided the following examples of potential information sources that the learner could incorporate into their personal learning network: Social bookmarks. Social and professional networks such as Facebook and Twitter. Instructivism is dead. Gone are the days of an authoritarian teacher transmitting pre-defined information to passive students. Fast forward to today and connectivism is all the rage.
Effective virtual facilitation
OCTOBER 13, 2009
propose the 5-stage model of e-moderation developed by world-renowned networked learning guru, Gilly Salmon. While Salmon’s model primarily supports asynchronous networked learning, I contend that it supports synchronous networked learning just as well. As virtual classes rapidly become de rigueur , the need for an effective virtual facilitation framework accelerates.
Blending Learning with Social Technology Components
DECEMBER 22, 2009
unleashed a wave of tools that facilitate learning by leveraging social networks and informal channels. enabled platform for employees to build their own networks and channels. A lot of companies today face a resource situation that’s not unique in this age. A few key individuals holding important technical and project management knowledge is quite common. Web 2.0
Apple Keynote.no.not that one
JANUARY 8, 2009
Yes, I am in San Francisco and yes I am at a conference where a representative from Apple is the Keynote speaker but no.it's not Macworld. I am at the Winter 2009 ICT Educator conference. Some even set up their own wireless routers because they don't like the school's network. Jon Burgess of Apple presenting to ICT Educators. Four types of people who are learners.
Elements of a Virtual World/Metaverse
JANUARY 29, 2009
Another important element of a metaverse is the social networking capability. The social networking aspects of a metaverse allow learners to interact and share data and information with each other while in the virtual world. Using a virtual world or metaverse for training is not as science-fiction as it sounds. This is similar to the Web 2.0
Workplace learning in 10 years
MARCH 24, 2009
Learning will be fully networked. The Learning Circuits Big Question for this month is: If you peer inside an organization in 10 years time and you look at how workplace learning is being supported by that organization, what will you see? To answer this question, I’ve organised my own two cents’ worth under six major banners… 1. Learning development should be no different.
Using Social Network Analysis in Social Business Design
SEPTEMBER 23, 2009
Overall, as the post's subject indicates, my interest is in showing how social network analysis, applied to the ecosystems of organizations, can assist us in applying social business design in a manner that avoids the fallacy of open/closed business cultures. Tags: Collaboration Customer Experience Experience Design Innovation Social Networks business culture community-based planning Dachis Group design thinking empathy hybrid thinking organizational network analysis social business design social network analysis Steelcase workplace effectiveness
Learning with 'e's: Teaching with Twitter
Learning with e's
APRIL 23, 2009
Most would agree that Twitter was one of the social networking phenomena of 2008, and has enjoyed exponential growth in popularity. The microblogging tool has obvious potential to be used in formal learning, both in traditional online classroom settings and - through mobile technologies - for mobile learners. Below are my 10 top uses of Twitter for education: 1.
Make Your Social Network A Learning Tool
FEBRUARY 15, 2014
By understanding how informal networks communicate and collaborate, social network analysis can facilitate more effective learning program design and promote more innovative collaboration. Behind every official organization chart is a web of informal networks composed of individual relationships. Valuable resources and information flow through these networks in various ways, often outside any prescribed path or hierarchy. The effect of these networks on culture and learning can be significant, as they improve the speed and efficiency of information exchange.
Google Wave - Learning Environments - Best of eLearning Learning
eLearning Learning Posts
OCTOBER 20, 2009
October 9, 2009 to October 16, 2009. Wednesday, October 21, 2009. Wednesday, October 21, 2009. Saturday, October 24, 2009. Monday, October 26, 2009. Wednesday, October 28, 2009. Online Games for Teaching Business Concepts and Ideas - Kapp Notes , October 16, 2009. eLearning Portal Integration - eLearning Technology , October 13, 2009. Mentoring vs. Training — Why Social Networking Isn’t Enough - aLearning , October 13, 2009. Open Source E-Learning Development 5: Media Capture - The E-Learning Curve , October 14, 2009.
10 Social Media Tools For Learning
The eLearning Coach
NOVEMBER 16, 2009
Category: Social Networking Platform. Elgg is a social networking engine and publishing platform for running your own social networking site on a public or private server. As participation grows and employees post their profiles with job titles, expertise and background, Yammer can develop into a social network with potential. Listing is alphabetical.). Audacity. Dimdim.
2009 Technology Trends That Impact Online Learning
The eLearning Coach
DECEMBER 27, 2009
What technology trends of 2009 have impacted online learning and will continue to do so in the coming year? The prevalence of social networking, real-time search and discussion, and collaborative technologies increase the opportunities for informal and unstructured learning and can enhance structured learning strategies as well. Here’s my list. Cloud Computing. The advantages?
Video - Screencast - Webinar - Best of eLearning Learning
eLearning Learning Posts
SEPTEMBER 1, 2009
August 21, 2009 to August 28, 2009. –( eLearning Events Calendar )–> Friday, September 04, 2009. –( eLearning Events Calendar )–> Friday, September 11, 2009. –( eLearning Events Calendar )–> Monday, September 14, 2009. Top 99 Workplace eLearning Blogs - eLearning Technology , August 24, 2009. Electronic Papyrus , August 25, 2009. Tackling a New Captivate Project - In the Middle of the Curve , August 21, 2009. Blogger in Middle-earth , August 26, 2009. Kapp Notes , August 24, 2009.
The Web 3.0 Social Network
Learning with e's
MARCH 31, 2010
I couldn't resist re-posting this article which first appeared exactly a year ago, on April 1st 2009. They fail to make optimum use of their social network because they don't know enough about its potential. tool that will give you more time by doing your social networking for you. social networking, right here, right now. Tags: social network Web 3.0
Knowledge Skills Mentoring Tips - Best of eLearning Learning
eLearning Learning Posts
JULY 14, 2009
July 1, 2009 to July 10, 2009. LinkedIn Guide for Knowledge Workers - eLearning Technology , July 6, 2009. mLearning; Tricks to using the iPod Touch in class - Don’t Waste Your Time , July 7, 2009. New skills for learning professionals - Informal Learning , July 1, 2009. So many thoughts, so little time - Internet Time , July 6, 2009. Kapp Notes , July 9, 2009. eLearning Technology , July 2, 2009. Presentation: iTunes U - Don’t Waste Your Time , July 6, 2009. Learning Developments , July 2, 2009. July 1, 2009.
LinkedIn Guide for Knowledge Workers
JULY 6, 2009
LinkedIn Basics Tips on using LinkedIn The Unofficial LinkedIn User's Guide for Executives and Professionals LinkedIn Tips 10 Ways to Use LinkedIn LinkedIn Tips and Tweaks: Do More with your LinkedIn Account 20 Ways to Use LinkedIn Productively Making Your LinkedIn Business Network Pay Dividends Ten Etiquette Tips for LinkedIn LinkedIn Learning Center LinkedIn How-Tos The Social Media Starter Kit: LinkedIn How to Use LinkedIn 10 Part Series: Can LinkedIn Work for You? Directory of Social Networks for Learning Professionals – Includes learning networks that are outside LinkedIn as well.
Five Myths of Mobile Learning
AUGUST 24, 2009
Looking around me here in India at the amazing rate of adoption of mobile devices (see Mobile Learning in India ) and the availability of mobile networks capable of data that now range contiguously across India (see Networks in Rural India ), its obvious cost is hardly a factor in the mobile learning equation. Phones today cost far less than they ever did, do far more and are cheaper to use because network usage charges are dropping consistently. I’ve been occupied with writing a paper to promote the adoption of mobile learning amongst corporates and enterprises.
Content Organization Cheat Sheet
The eLearning Coach
NOVEMBER 30, 2009
Example: A course on troubleshooting a network for IT professionals could be arranged by problems and solutions. People who create eLearning get involved in many types of content development tasks. During all of these tasks, you will be organizing content at a high level to give it a meaningful structure. The content on this page is organized alphabetically. Alphabetical. Categorical.
7 skills for the successful e-tutor
Learning with e's
MAY 11, 2009
Without a social network, most of us won't survive. Today I read an interesting article entitled: 'Seven habits of highly effective teachers' in the Times Education Supplement. It's an adaptation of Stephen Covey's self-help book: 'The seven habits of highly effective people' and I'm glad the TES has herded these ideas into a teaching context. They need all the help they can get.
Learning games - some interesting ideas
JUNE 3, 2009
found a few interesting games today, by chance. I was looking at Mashable, a blog on new medai and social networking, and came across their weekly list of job postings. I’ve written a few different posts on games. I love games - and i think games help engage people and make learning more fun. scrolled through the posts and found several game sites who want developers. Darn it!
Data, Information, Insight.A Fine Balance!
OCTOBER 27, 2009
Jones: I Finally Get It – Why Social Networking is So Important. "Data is raw material! Analyzed data lead to assumptions. Assumptions can lead to mistakes. Don't assume.know! Don't settle for information, demand insight!" I don't know who is the originator of the quote above, but it appears on almost every wall here in the form of posters, banners, wall stickers, table stands. moment today.
Too Much Information or a Skills Gap
JULY 9, 2009
Wes has some specific suggestions in his post for how to deal with TMI. I try to address this through posts such as: Tool Set LinkedIn Guide for Knowledge Workers Top-Down Strategy Better Memory Information Radar Processing Pages with Links Networks and Learning Communities Collaborate Twitter as Personal Work and Learning Tool Search I look forward to collaborating on this very important topic.
Conflicting personas: social media as an ‘AND’ role (initially titled ‘AND’ job which is entirely inappropriate, even for this blog)
DECEMBER 29, 2009
Reporting, fact checking, AND now monitoring & participating in worldwide network of “on the street de facto reporters. <digression>… another interesting tidbit from Mr. Williams, below, is worthy of its own post ). Separate accounts for some social networking sites to keep topics organized. Out of context stuff. Poor partygirl99. This AND that. Wha??? Ready?
SharePoint is not Enterprise 2.0 or Social Networking " Skilful Minds
MARCH 22, 2009
social networking twitter The title for this post is drawn from a recent assessment of SharePoint 2007 offered on Thomas Vander Wal's bog, Personal InfoCloud. Thomas' post, as always, offers a unique point of view on what Enterprise 2.0 consists and, specifically, how SharePoint measures up. Web 2.0 social media e-Learning 2.0 elearning 2.0
[from bwatwood] Learning with 'e's: e-Learning 3.0
Learning with e's
MAY 4, 2009
With smart phone devices and better connectivity through constantly improving line-of-sight (satellite and wireless) networking services, there is little to stop learners everywhere from accessing what they need on the move, from virtually anywhere on the planet. I'm excited by the future. It's something I have always looked forward to! But what will e-learning look like in a few years time?
Blogging in a Walled Garden
FEBRUARY 1, 2009
But external bloggers can’t see the posts, of course, and you can’t create the same kind of network of links even among students. Kylemore Abbey Garden. One of the features of Sakai that our team was looking for in a new LMS is a blogging tool. admit some significant improvements in usability are possible in this tool. Blog Conversations. Usability.
eLearning Conferences 2010
NOVEMBER 19, 2009
December 2009 December 1-4, 2009 New Zealand Association for Research in Education , Distinction Hotel, Rotorua, New Zealand. link] December 2, 2009 Security and Defence Learning : International Forum on Technology Assisted Learning and Training for Defence, Security and Emergency Services, 5 th , Hotel InterContinental Berlin, Berlin, Germany. Louis, Missouri, USA. and Web 3.0
Not Your Father’s ROI
JUNE 28, 2009
It features an article in which Jon Husband and I delve into how to measure the impact of learning in the network era. Productivity in a Networked era: Not Your Father’s ROI. Today’s networked era requires a new way to make investment decisions that incorporates intangible assets and more accurately depicts how value is created. Increase in Network Size.
Here’s Why You Need an E-Learning Portfolio
JUNE 16, 2009
Network with others. portfolio’s no good if you have no place to show it(your blog) or share it (your network). A few weeks ago I announced a job opening. I got about 1000 inquiries and ended up looking at over 200 portfolios. could have looked at more but I got a lot of emails from people who didn’t have portfolios. They tended to fall into one of two camps. Opportunities exist.
JANUARY 2, 2009
JANUARY 2009 January 3-4, 2009 New Presidents Program , sponsored by the Council of Independent Colleges, Hyatt Regency Coconut Point, Bonita Springs, Florida, USA. January 4-7, 2009 Presidents Institute : Investing in the Future – Students, Institutions, and the Public Good sponsored by the Council of Independent Colleges, Hyatt Regency Cocomut Point, Bonita Springs, Florida, USA. link] conferences_events/presidents/ 2009.asp January 4-7, 2009 Hawaii International Conference on Education , 7 th annual, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. link] index.php January 18-22, 2009.
The Future of the LMS
AUGUST 31, 2009
In a sense, she saw the LMS as more like a social network and less like a database. We started the month talking about the features and functions of learning management systems. It’s only fitting we end talking about the changes the future holds for those features. Soon, it won’t be enough that the LMS tracks formal learning like instructor-led training courses or e-learning modules; the future is here, and learning management systems are changing rapidly to keep up. These include blogs, online coaching, polls, self-study programs, communities of practice, and more..
LearnX Asia Pacific 2009 - Day 2
APRIL 5, 2009
Stephen offers the following tips: place yourself (not the content) at the centre of your own learning network; organise your knowledge (eg build your own CMS with Drupal ); simplify your learning by summarising it; and accept the fact that you can’t read it all, so choose what you need now and let the rest of it go – if you need it again in the future, it will be on the Web somewhere.