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Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

I've been exploring Ning a little further than I did and compared it to other forums like socialgo, collectivex and is open source, has a lot of similar functionalities to ning (and more- you can upload files easily) and is also without advertisements (for free!). The advantage of ning is that it is slightly more attractive in look and feel. Public or private?

What is Ning (and what can I use it for)?

Dont Waste Your Time

I’ve used Ning, I’ve read and talked about Ning, but I haven’t’ actually put any thought to what it is or how I can get the most out of it. Ning is “a platform for creating your own social network&# , and leaving you in control of all aspects of it (public/private, tools, etc). Blogging Collaboration Ning PLE PLN Social Media Social Network Technology Wiki You start by working [.]. Academia 2.0

iMoodle - New Ning Group

Courseware Development

I just joined a new Moodle group: iMoodle , on Ning. All the usual Ning features are here, including setting up a "My Page" specific to this group. If you are already in other Ning groups, you can join without building an initial profile. Tags: Ning Moodle iMoodle This group deals with everything Moodle! Check out the Main page - topics such as  What's New @ Moodle? ,  More from Moodle , and  Moodle Jobs , among others, are discussed.  If you like this group, join and invite others!

Free Ning Applications

Jay Cross

Today, Ning made a bunch of free apps available for download. have added five of them (Ning’s limit) to the Internet Time Community to assess how they work. Since the top menu of a Ning community is limited to 14 items, I collapsed some links into sub-categories. Mouse over Add-ons to see the new apps. Give them a whirl at the Internet Time Community site. Thanks.

CEO of Ning Keynoting at Defense Information Systems Agency

Mark Oehlert

So I love that now as people ask me about accessing things like social networking sites like ning from within DOD, I can say things like "well we may not be 100% of the way there but DISA had so-and-so for a keynote speaker, that must indicate something.".and Tags: DISA ning I LOVE this. Turns out DISA (at the most simplistic, understated level - this ISP for.  . DOD) is having a little conference this spring and they've asked Gina Bianchini , the CEO of to give the keynote. and yes, you can get to from within DISA - from what little birds tell me.

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 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. The last few days in Hong Kong have been incredible -- I saw some great sights, participated in some interesting activities and backed all of it up with some great food. Now I'm sure that some upmarket restaurants offer forks and knives for food.

LearnTrends: Personal Knowledge Management

Experiencing eLearning

These are my live blogged notes from Harold Jarche’s LearnTrends session on Personal Knowledge Management. My side comments are in italics. Sense-making with PKM. When he moved to consulting and didn’t have an IT department and those resources, he realized he had to do something different. Idea from Will Richardson: what do you do when you read a blog post and come across an interesting few sentences? What do you do with that system? PKM is a set of problem-solving skills for work, focused on getting things done but not necessarily task focused. Too much information. Categorize.

TCC09: Evaluating Social Networking Tools for Distance Learning

Experiencing eLearning

An example of using a social networking tool, Ning, in an online class is reported.&#. Elgg & Ning as two social networking tools. Case study with Ning. Instructor was interested in trying Ning. Decided on Ning partly because she wanted the privacy of a closed environment. Higher student satisfaction–more comfortable in Ning than in the traditional LMS.

Why Ning Gets A Partial Ding! - NorthStarNerd.Org


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: Currently Working On.

Learning Visions

Friday, February 13, 2009 Currently Working On. Heres a taste of whats on my plate right now: Lots of Software Trai ning Finishing up a big project update for a large financial institution. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. momentary pause in the madness. This is the kind of work pace I like. Right on. Little design work.


George Siemens

ED-MEDIA 2009 is less than two weeks away (disclaimer: I’m program co-chair). We’ve been experimenting with twitter , Ning , flickr, and blogging. It will be interesting to see how the increased use of social media will contribute to conference interactions, connections, and quality of participant experience (there’s a research project for someone) - i.e. does social media live up to its hype? I’ve had the pleasure of conducting a few interviews (posted on the conference blog): Alan Levine and Nancy White. will post additional interviews next week.

2009 Edublog Award Nominations

Janet Clarey

Here are my nominations, by category, for the 2009 Edublog Awards : Best individual blog: elearnspace (George Siemens). Most influential blog post(s): There are two on the same topic. #1: The Great Keynote Meltdown of 2009 and #2 Spectacle at Web 2.0 Best educational use of a social networking service: LearnTrends Online Conference on Ning (George Siemens, Tony Karrer, Jay Cross). An Edublog is a blog written by someone with a stake in education (teacher, instructor, policy maker, corporate educator, etc.). just love George’s writing style and spin on things. La la.

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. Learning Putty , November 20, 2009. eLearning Conferences 2010 - eLearning Technology , November 19, 2009. ZaidLearn , May 22, 2009.

Learning to Learn in the modern Enterprise

The Learning Generalist

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. The last few days in Hong Kong have been incredible -- I saw some great sights, participated in some interesting activities and backed all of it up with some great food. Now I'm sure that some upmarket restaurants offer forks and knives for food.

DevLearn 2009 – Day 3 Recap

eLearning Weekly

Ah, the final day of DevLearn 2009. Rodolfo and his team used Ning as their social network and it flourished in the first 3 months… until their internal IT department found out about it. It’s been so much fun! But all good things must come to an end… If you haven’t caught up yet, be sure to read recaps of Day 1 and Day 2. And don’t forget: You can view photos from DevLearn , too! Keynote: Why New Media Matters – Leo Laporte. Leo gave a great keynote without using any slides at all. How refreshing is that?! You can see her notes here. alwaysbreaking.

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!

Two Free Online Conferences

Experiencing eLearning

Learn Trends 2009 This morning I learned about two free online conferences, one focused on educational technology in K-12 schools, one more focused on corporate learning. The second is LearnTrends 2009 , November 17-19, with the theme of “Convergence in Workplace Learning.&# Join the Ning group and register on the conference event page. Brief Intro to Social Networks.

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.

Remote Collaboration

Tony Karrer

Asynchronous Discussion I personally have found that Ning works great as a tool for all sorts of different needs. Creating a new Ning network is very easy and it gives you a lot of what you would want / need as a work team. My primary interest here are the methods and tools that allow us to work better as part of remote work teams. as well as knowing about tools and methods.

This time it's personal

Learning with e's

It's a Ning site focused on Personal Learning Environments and Digifolios (read e-Portfolios) which as I write this post, already has 48 members. ning Cristina Costa Today turned out to be a Personal Learning Environments sort of day for me. D'Arcy refreshingly takes a connectionist view that the connections to people are more important than the technologies that connect.

Web 1

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).

#IeL09 Following Innovations in eLearning

In the Middle of the Curve

You can also check out the Ning community for the conference. The real time twitter feed has been invaluable during this conference. think there were more posts on Twitter from this conference in an hour than there were at ALL of ASTD. Innovations in eLearning only has a couple hundred people attending. Good stuff. think next year - tweet handles on nametags!

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. If nothing else, may provide another synchronous tool.

TCC09 Keynote: Global Collaboration in the Web 2.0 World

Experiencing eLearning

Communicate = Ning. She has mixed feelings about Ning for students–it’s not as global, you have to be a member to interact even on public sites. Atlas, it's time for your bath. Liveblogged notes from the TCC online conference. My notes in italics. Presenter: Sue Waters. Summary: Web 2.0 With Web 2.0 Common Misconceptions. Students have individual ownership in a blog.

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. 2009 is going to be an exciting year for the digital education realm. Tags: Social Learning Confidence-based Learning Mobile Learning 2009 eLearning 3.0

Currently Working On.

Learning Visions

Here's a taste of what's on my plate right now: Lots of Software Trai ning Finishing up a big project update for a large financial institution. A momentary pause in the madness. This is the kind of work pace I like. Plenty to do, but not in a frantic way. Right on. Updating 19 courses (which I wrote last year). Little design work. Much juggling. Built six courses. Many lessons learned.

Policies for Staff use of Social Media and Social Networks

Dont Waste Your Time

SAP -  Social Media Guidelines 2009. Law Schools on Ning – Social Media Best Practices for Law Schools. This Ning site has a good draft/example policy for Law Schools to use as a starting point as well as a link to The Legal Watercooler Blog post by Heather Morse-Milligan on whether you actually need a policy to cover social media use or not? Check them out.

Respond to the call for eLearning demonstrations from the CLTI community

Ignatia Webs

A couple of eLearning guru's have started the CLTI community, or Corporate Learning Trends and Innovation community on Ning. In April they organized a wonderful Learntrends activity that gave the floor to eLearning professionals all around the world for 24 hours. could not attend at that time, but I am certainly looking forward to attend any future Learntrends event. Sorry. eLearning

Down But Not Quite Out: what can we learn from the plights of Learning Tree International and Readers Digest?

Performance Learning Productivity

ning site, podcasts, video learning resources, RSS feeds from the large technology providers such as Cisco, Sun and Microsoft, and a number of other facilities including a range short formal modules deep-linked from the corporate LMS that could be pulled on-demand. Learning Tree has been around since 1974. Readers Digest is much older, having first rolled off the presses in 1922.


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. There's a recording available here.

eLearning Brand Name Recognition?

Learning Visions

Responses varied, but this is what came back: Captivate Articulate Camtasia SnagIt Ning Fireworks Adobe Lectora Google And the eLearning Guild got a few mentions Granted, this was a moment in time on Twitter, so we're probably talking about a particular sector of the universe that replied to my question.but.nonetheless.what stands out about this list? I see a listing of products and tools. The eLearning industry is a weird beast. It's not really one beast at all. Maybe it's a whole bunch of beasts. Or maybe it's a fruit bowl instead. No service companies. No eLearning development houses.

Online Conference Formats

Tony Karrer

Also, if you are interested in future conferences, please go sign up on the Learn Trends Ning Group. We've just seen an interesting experience with Jay Cross having pulled together a 24 hour, worldwide discussion on the future of learning at Learn Trends. You can find some of the recordings here. There's a discussion thread with feedback, and you can read some of Jay's thoughts on doing this. It had very good attendance and the quality of people was very high. We encouraged people to drop by whenever they were free. They could join in for half an hour, then bail out. Topics are TBD.