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Tips for facilitators in Ning

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


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”? 

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!

eLearning Learning – March 1 – 15 2009

Tony Karrer

Top Items Communities of Practice Online Education - Introducing the Microlecture Format — Open Education Tips for facilitators in Ning Social vs. Not - Pictorally 50 Practical Tips & Tricks to Build Better E-Learning Desire2Blog: Student Introductions in Online Courses IRIS Model New roles for former trainers Aggregation Types Workplace Learning in 10 Years Manchester United embraces m-learning elearning, strategically M-Learning: Challenges to E-Learning Pro’s Are you playing the role of the Subject Matter Expert instead of the Instructional Designer? Browse eLearning Content

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.

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.

I want to facilitate online discussions but how do I choose the right platform?

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

You make an easy choice and open a ning or groupsite. Option 3: Your own social network platform like Ning , group site , , Socialgo , collectivex , MINDZ. Ning for instance doesnot have an easy file sharing possibility and groupsite does. It is free (with ads), you do not have to install anything, it is easy to manage, so you're ready in a few minutes. Possibility 1.

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.

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.

Top 100 eLearning Items

Tony Karrer

Second Life is not a teaching tool Tool Set 2009 New Design for My Smile Sheet The art of changing the brain Writing Less Objectionable Learning Objectives How to Convert Your PowerPoint Presentation into an Elearning Course Social Media makes this course stand out Should All Learning Professionals Be Blogging? Bryan Chapman Tips for facilitators in Ning The ‘Least Assistance’ Principle No more excuses for poor e-learning content eLearning Defined eLearning Technology. Tools Collaborative Learning Using Web 2.0 Tools - A Summary PR 2.0: Browse eLearning Content


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.

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.

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.

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

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).

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.

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.

Sclipo Mashes Up Informal and Formal Learning to Good Effect!


Ning ), Sclipo provides an embedded virtual classroom tool enabling educators to conduct live online (web) classes with up to 100 students at a time. Finally, instead of using Sclipo, we could use Elgg , Facebook or Ning , as an alternative option to create social learning networks. Sclipo Features Video About Sclipo WHAT? integrated with social features. FEATURES?

SharePoint in Corporate Learning - Free Micro Virtual Conference

Tony Karrer

If you are interested in attending, go to the Learn Trends Ning Site and sign-up. At the end of our Learn Trends conference last year, one of the comments was that we needed to do smaller versions in an on-going basis. Well we are going to start exactly that. And this also helps me work on making my eLearning Prediction #11 - Micro Virtual Conferences come true.) We will be starting with the topic: SharePoint in Corporate Learning Live Sessions: Tuesday March 10, 8 - 10 AM Pacific Thursday March 12 from 8 - 9 AM Pacific Community discussion will occur in between.

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 Follow-Up

Tony Karrer

Knowledge Work Framework Tilde Effect Concept Worker Knowledge Work Not Separate from Learning Tool Set 2009 Search Better Memory Network Learning Information Radar Remote Collaboration Common eLearning 2.0 Last week at ASTD TechKnowledge , I did a keynote on Work Literacy and eLearning 2.0, an online Q&A Session for the Virtual Conference and a session on using Web 2.0 Tools for eLearning. You can find the handouts for the last session via TK09 Handouts. thought I'd capture some links and thoughts around these sessions. But I also see things that I feel need to be addressed.

Learning Notes From an E-Learning 2.0 Implementation Workshop


Ning or Elgg), Image/Video galleries, and Virtual Worlds (e.g. "Students who ask better questions, are independent learners, deep thinkers and ethical leaders of the future" - NTU's Greatest Achievement WHY GO? Alright, the actual title for the 2-day workshop was: E-Learning Implementation and Web 2.0 Also, it explored several web 2.0 The first 1/2 day, Assoc. 2008 version only). STUDENTS!

Learning Tools: for the Educator/Teacher

Dont Waste Your Time

Carrying on from my previous post on “Learning Tools: for the Learner&# Jane Hart has produced the following list for the best  tools for learning professionals (in no particular order) to help them create learning solutions: Delicious Twitter Skype SlideShare Google (Reader, Docs, Search) Audacity Moodle Ning PowerPoint Snagit This is a really good list of some very good tools. And here comes the but … most of these [.].

[from davidds] e-Learning 2.0 Workshop (Stephen Downes)


learning tools such Ning (Social Networking), Second Life ( 3D virtual world) and Wikispaces , which I have already explored, but are worth mentioning here ( Check out the slides to discover the rest!). At last I got to meet Stephen Downes in person and attend one of his workshops. You can see me on the picture happily holding tightly to the handheld laser gun (I mean camera!). Not bad!

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.

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.

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.

#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.

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.

Social Media and Brass Tacks…8 Examples from the Front Line

Electronic Papyrus

Portland Metro Area Master Gardeners Ning Site (Virtual Community). Overview: Our group worked with several key faculty members and created a customized Ning site (using CSS, unique header). Tools: Ning, Fireworks, CSS, some Dreamweaver. 3. Oregon State University BeaverTurf Ning Site (Virtual Community). Tools: Ning, Fireworks, CSS, some Dreamweaver. 4.