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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.

State of elearning 2009

Learning and Technology

State of elearning 2009 Tony Bates reflects on 2009 , noting positive developments and disappointments: Then we look at the public sector, and in particular the big research universities, and what do we see? No comments By gsiemens – December 18, 2009 via elearnspace.org Interesting quote via George Siemans, from Tony Bates. It's time to give every student a netbook or smartphone and start empowering their learning network. think there is too much focus on trying to innovate within the system rather than innovating the system itself. Posted in Uncategorized.

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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.

The new artisans of the network era

Learning and Working on the Web

Are knowledge workers the new artisans of the network era? Today, knowledge artisans of the network era are using the latest information and social tools in an interconnected economy. Look at a web start-up company and you will see it is filled with knowledge artisans, using their own tools and connecting to outside social networks to get work done.

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.

Network Skills

Tony Karrer

I personally believe that one of the areas where learning professionals need the most help is how communities and networks impact learning and building individual and facilitation skills around these: Knowing how to individually leverage Network Skills and Communities to help with work and learning tasks Community and Network Facilitation Skills to help others learn and work using networks and communities In my post Networks and Learning Communities , I looked a bit at this topic. Take a look at: How relevant are communities of practice in a network age?

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

Irish Learning Alliance Visit

Kapp Notes

NetWORKed Learning - Redefining Learning in a World Gone Web Dr. Tony O'Driscoll, Fuqua School of Business, Duke University Informal Learning Becoming Formal Al Johnson, Senior Advisor, Bersin & Associates ILA ELITE 2009 - Tools for our Times Jonny Parkes, Chairman, Irish Learning Alliance The visit was on March 16th, one day before Saint Patricks Day. One of my most authentic St.

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Social network begins where google search stops!

ID Reflections

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

LearnTrends 2009 – Free Online Conference

Tony Karrer

George Siemens , Jay Cross and Tony Karrer are pleased to announce our third annual free online conference: LearnTrends 2009 The Corporate Learning Trends and Innovations Conference November 17-19, 2009 | Online | Free The theme/focus this year is on Convergence in Workplace Learning. I'll also be providing details shortly about the LearnTrends Innovation Awards 2009.

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.

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 Keynote.no.not 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 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

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

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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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.

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.

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).

Top Learning Resources of 2009

Learn and Lead

2009 was a continuation of my journey of online self-learning. share with you the top learning resources from my PLE (personal learning environment) for the year 2009. Here are my top learning resources for the year 2009 (in no particular order): Twitter has been one of the most valuable learning tool for me this year. George Siemens writes about learning, networks, knowledge, technology, community in elearnspace. For updates about technology, I rely on my Twitter network. have found these valuable in my learning during the year. Great writing on leadership.

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?

Presentation: Twitter in Education

Dont Waste Your Time

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

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.

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.

How to Train Corporate on Social Media: One Approach

Learning and Technology

Tags: video MySpace YouTube Facebook Training Telstra Social media Social network

Posts that Influenced Me in 2009

ID Reflections

That pondering took me back to all the blog posts by various bloggers that have most influenced my thought process and my posts in 2009. Understanding Homophily on the Web (Bamboo Project: this blog was also my discovery of 2009) What did I learn: The Internet encourages the coming together of like minds. But, I had not planned for it. What is Informal Learning? and Cynefin 13.

eLearning Conferences 2010

Tony Karrer

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

[from bwatwood] Learning with 'e's: e-Learning 3.0

Learning with e's

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?

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Here’s Why You Need an E-Learning Portfolio

Rapid eLearning

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.