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I Believe in the Importance of a Personal Learning Network

Tom Spiglanin

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

Tony Karrer

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.

Effective virtual facilitation

E-Learning Provocateur

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

Upside Learning

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

Training Industry Statistics

Kapp Notes

2009 U.S. Small companies (10-999 employees) spent about 33 hours of training per employee in 2009. Midsized (1,000 to 9,999 employees) spent about 29 hours of training per employee in 2009. Large (10,000 or more employees) spent about 33 hours of training per employee in 2009. 1.5% of companies are using social networking or mobile training methods. Here are some interesting statistics from TRAINING. Training Expenditures (including payroll and spending on external products and services) was $52.2 Payroll was $32.9

Social network begins where google search stops!

ID Reflections

Content from the Social #Mobile #Networking for #Informal learning roundtable #somobnet

Ignatia Webs

A quick recap of some of the SoMobNet International Roundtable on "Social Mobile Networking for Informal Learning" that ran on 21 November 2011 in London: [link] Guy Merchant's keynote: [link] From which I quote some key ideas here: What happens when mobiles are founds in formal educational contexts? 2009 Campsmount secondary school , when burnt to ground. They get banned! Roundtable.

Apple that one

Kapp Notes

Yes, I am in San Francisco and yes I am at a conference where a representative from Apple is the Keynote speaker but'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

Kapp Notes

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

E-Learning Provocateur

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.

Co-operation for Networks

Learning and Working on the Web

Stephen Downes took me to task for my suggestion that collaboration was the optimum type of group work in networks: collaboration means ‘working together’. That’s why you see it in networks. began to see that co-operation makes more sense as the term to describe working together in a networked  and non-directed relationship. That’s why you see it in market economies. think so.

Using Social Network Analysis in Social Business Design

Skilful Minds

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

Make Your Social Network A Learning Tool

CLO Magazine

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.

Learning with 'e's: Teaching with Twitter

Learning with e's

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.

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Policies for Staff use of Social Media and Social Networks

Dont Waste Your Time

SAP -  Social Media Guidelines 2009. Again, some great resources, and well worded reasoning, on what and staff members can do on networks like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc in a professional manner about their work, but not linked or attributed officially to their employer. Washington State University – Social Networking Guidelines. Video: Social Media (in 2009).

Five Myths of Mobile Learning

Upside Learning

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.

Presentation: Twitter in Education

Dont Waste Your Time

Twitter in Education Twitter Blogging eLearning Social Network University 2.0 Web 2.0

2009 Technology Trends That Impact Online Learning

The eLearning Coach

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?

Google Wave - Learning Environments - Best of eLearning Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

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.

The Web 3.0 Social Network

Learning with e's

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

10 Social Media Tools For Learning

The eLearning Coach

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.

Video - Screencast - Webinar - Best of eLearning Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

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.

Knowledge Skills Mentoring Tips - Best of eLearning Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

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.

Managing in a networked world

Learning and Working on the Web

Tweet In 2009,  Anthony Poncier wrote a good post (in French) that covered the eight challenges of management in the virtual era; loosely translated as: Being concurrently nomadic and collaborative. song on the Net can drop stock values and a dispersed group of individual activists with networked computers can embarrass nation states and corporations. Renewing the workplace social contract. Creating new modes of leadership. Creating value, not just revenue. The production of collective knowledge. Managing with both IQ and EQ (emotional quotient). Find the right partners.

LinkedIn Guide for Knowledge Workers

Tony Karrer

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.

The Big Question - What I Learned About Learning in 2009

Upside Learning

What did you learn about Learning in 2009? think my learning for 2009 was focused around three primary areas; this obviously derives from my focus on innovation in elearning and is biased, but here goes. Mobile Technologies – 2009 was the year that mobile technologies have exploded on the scene. We learned that there isn’t one single workable solution for mobile technologies.

Content Organization Cheat Sheet

The eLearning Coach

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.

Corporate Collaboration Benchmarking Network


Along with several other large companies, I have started up a private collaboration benchmarking network which uses Yammer (threaded microblogging discussion tool) to exchange ideas. Our Benchmarking Network Acceptable Use Policy is: Your use of the benchmarking network is governed by the following requirements: Everything said in Yammer. Our initial groups of focus and usage policy is given below. Please contact me if you are interested and meet these guidelines (our usage policy). Our initial groups of focus are: Blogs. Facebook. Instant Messaging. LinkedIn. Search.

7 skills for the successful e-tutor

Learning with e's

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

Bottom-Line Performance

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!

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Data, Information, Insight.A Fine Balance!

ID Reflections

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.

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Too Much Information or a Skills Gap

Tony Karrer

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.

SharePoint is not Enterprise 2.0 or Social Networking " Skilful Minds

Skilful Minds

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

Conflicting personas: social media as an ‘AND’ role (initially titled ‘AND’ job which is entirely inappropriate, even for this blog)

Janet Clarey

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?