Tips for facilitators in Ning
Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning
MARCH 13, 2009
I've been exploring Ning a little further than I did and compared it to other forums like socialgo, collectivex and grou.ps. Gro.ups 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?
Free Ning Applications
SEPTEMBER 10, 2009
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.
Elgg, Ning, and SocialText
SEPTEMBER 2, 2009
Please chime in and comment on your experiences if you’ve used Elgg, Ning, and/or SocialText. Ning. "Ning lets you create and join new social networks for your interests and passions." Hosting. Ning hosts your social network(s) for you. Ning has both free and paid options. For some reason I was unable to find the exact pricing details on the Ning site. eLearning Design Development elgg Learning ning sociallearning SocialNetworks socialtext technology Tools Training Web 2.0wikis, blogs), and more. The full license is here. Hosting.
I want to facilitate online discussions but how do I choose the right platform?
Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning
NOVEMBER 14, 2009
You make an easy choice and open a ning or groupsite. Option 3: Your own social network platform like Ning , group site , grou.ps , 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.
TCC09: Evaluating Social Networking Tools for Distance Learning
APRIL 14, 2009
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.
Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Currently Working On.
FEBRUARY 13, 2009
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.
2009 Edublog Award Nominations
NOVEMBER 30, 2009
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
DECEMBER 7, 2009
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.
DevLearn 2009 – Day 3 Recap
NOVEMBER 13, 2009
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.
Two Free Online Conferences
SEPTEMBER 21, 2009
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.
Build Your Own Twitter
JUNE 22, 2009
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!
ASTD Central Iowa Presentation Resources
APRIL 2, 2009
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.
The tribal web
Learning with e's
NOVEMBER 14, 2009
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).
JANUARY 20, 2009
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
JANUARY 4, 2009
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.
TCC09 Keynote: Global Collaboration in the Web 2.0 World
APRIL 14, 2009
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
JUNE 2, 2009
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.
FEBRUARY 13, 2009
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.
Down But Not Quite Out: what can we learn from the plights of Learning Tree International and Readers Digest?
Performance Learning Productivity
AUGUST 22, 2009
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
MARCH 3, 2009
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?
MAY 19, 2009
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
APRIL 23, 2009
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.
eLearning Learning Hot List Feb 1-14
FEBRUARY 24, 2009
Items HP Learning Center - free online software, business, marketing and IT classes for small and medium business Pedagogy - MoodleDocs Keywords Learning Technologies Social Media Hosting Twitter iPhone Ning Adobe Sun Google TechKnowledge ASTD Notes on the list. Hot List - 2/1/2009 - 2/14/2009 Posts Mathemagenic " PhD conclusions in a thousand words: blogging practices of knowledge workers A Guide to Social Learning What Goes in the LMS? The posts come from the primary sources for this group. Other items come from other sources. Browse eLearning Content at www.elearninglearning.com.
SharePoint in Corporate Learning - Free Micro Virtual Conference
FEBRUARY 11, 2009
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.
MAY 5, 2009
I'm writing this post to encourage you to: Spend a little bit of time to create a reasonable profile photo Attach it to every online profile when you create it And when I say every, I mean every – don't join that new Ning group without attaching your photo. I'm actively engaged in all kinds of sites that can be roughly described as social networking. Through this, and because of my My LinkedIn Open Connection Approach where I basically treat LinkedIn like a really big business mixer, I have lots of opportunity to "meet" new people online. You are real. It helps me remember you.
Slow Evolution of Learning Solutions
AUGUST 25, 2009
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. A lot to be learned from these kinds of examples. Great post from Charles Jennings – Down But Not Quite Out: what can we learn from the plights of Learning Tree International and Readers Digest? Learning Tree reported a decline of 31.2% in earnings compared to 2008. Operating expenses were down from $22 million to $14.6
Top 100 eLearning Items
APRIL 7, 2009
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
Cammy Beans Learning Visions: eLearning Brand Name Recognition?
MAY 20, 2009
Wednesday, May 20, 2009 eLearning Brand Name Recognition? 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 were 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. If I just take content creation and social media perspective - then why only Ning and what Google is doing there. How true Cammy.
FEBRUARY 3, 2009
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.
MARCH 2, 2009
If you are interested in attending, go to the Learn Trends Ning Site and sign-up. SharePoint in Corporate Learning One of the hardest things for me to find are good examples of how people are really using web 2.0 inside organizations. This is a great opportunity to hear lots of examples of what they are doing with SharePoint around Corporate Learning in a wide variety of organizations. Live Sessions: Tuesday March 10, 8 - 10 AM Pacific Thursday March 12, 8 - 9 AM Pacific Community discussion will occur in between. Register Here. Make sure you register for the event. has to offer.
MAY 6, 2009
Social Learning Design Revisited What's also interesting about this is that Michele, Harold Jarche and I went through the whole design of the Work Literacy Ning learning event and had several discussions about how the nature of the social learning environment might feel uncomfortable to many of the participants. My post on learning goals has some great feedback via comments and a couple of blog posts. The focus of the post is really about the design of informal / social learning experiences and my belief that they need to have context for what I call Directed Learners. Well said! Or ???
MAY 7, 2009
In that post, I suggested that you should always add a profile photo: Don't join that new Ning group without attaching your photo. I received a response that I didn't expect on my post Profile Photo. Add it to your Elluminate and WebEx profiles. Because profile photos help me: Believe that you are a real person and begin to connect with you. Remember you. Believe you are serious. also suggested that for business networking: Don't use anything other that photorealistic photos. Have a reasonably complete LinkedIn profile. You are quite right that I'm biased. have limited time.
Networks and Communities
JANUARY 14, 2009
also signed up to a couple Ning communities where I'm lurking. Introduction to Social Networking Introduction to Social Networking Six Steps to a Remarkably Powerful Network Weave Smarter Networks with LinkedIn How to Grow a Facebook Network Join a Ning community Before You Seek Conversation There's an acronym that everyone should know - RTFM. Thus, the bottom line in evaluating a concept workers performance is by looking at: Was a reasonable process used? Are the conclusions reasonable? How would this compare to results from other concept workers? I've looked at the right stuff.
Creating a Vibrant Learning Community
JANUARY 15, 2009
But Facebook , LinkedIn , Ning and IntroNetworks are all great tools for having academically focused learning communities in an online setting. Today I am presenting at Immaculata University on the topic of Creating a Vibrant Learning Community as part of a faculty workshop. Here are my slides (although SlideShare did something to some of the photographs on my slides.sorry about that.) Communities Of Practice View SlideShare presentation or Upload your own. All have been influenced by technology during their formative years in some way. They are expecting "customized" education.