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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. hope you enjoy it. :-) For many people the Social Web is simply far too complex to organise. Many of us have unwanted or unused Facebook, Myspace, Flickr or Bebo accounts 'out there' that we haven't visited or done anything with for a very long time.

Policies for Staff use of Social Media and Social Networks

Dont Waste Your Time

Does your employer / Institution have a policy for the accepted use, by staff, for how they can use Social Media (Twitter, Facebook, SlideShare, YouTube, WordPress, etc)? Here a are a few I found; DePaul University – Social Media Guidelines: Social Media Working Group. SAP -  Social Media Guidelines 2009. Video: Social Media (in 2009).

Where would I be without Twitter?

Dont Waste Your Time

Now, over 5 years later I’ve changed it (finally) and now use the same avatar across all networks. I’m still not sure if I’ll swap back, but for the moment I’ll stick with it. mine – despite the feeling of ownership or control over my / our network, we ought to remember it’s not, nor will it ever be. Some are re-tweets (RT), mentions, replies, etc.

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.

Social Network = Social Class?

Kapp Notes

Anna Owens says "MySpace has one population, Facebook has another." Is your socio-economic status reflected in your favorite social networking software? Check out the full article Does your social class determine your online social network? And 37 percent of MySpace members earn less than $50,000 annually, compared with about 28 percent of Facebook users.

Using Social Network Analysis in Social Business Design

Skilful Minds

My previous post discussed the Open/Closed culture fallacy in social business design. 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. contended that leaders of large corporations are typically unable to answer the key strategic questions posed by David Armano in an important post recently.

Social networking is king

E-Learning Provocateur

Another principle that resonated with me was, in my own words: Social networking is king. Social networking has been around since the dawn of time. However, the exponential growth of online platforms such as Facebook and Twitter has taken it to a whole new stratosphere. More than 100 million users log on to Facebook at least daily. technology. Yes we can.

A new PLN?

Dont Waste Your Time

I’ve been fascinated by the ideas of a Personal Learning Network (PLN) for ages now, pretty much ever since I first heard about it. here is my PLN that I ‘devised’ back in December 2009: Related posts: Learning Tools: what do you use? Social Media and Social Network Educational Infographics.

Best of eLearning Learning - First Half of December 2009

eLearning Learning Posts

December 1, 2009 to December 15, 2009. eLearning Templates – 20 Resources - eLearning Technology , December 7, 2009. It’s Culture, Leadership and E2.0 … or fail - trainingwreck , December 13, 2009. Hot Topics in eLearning for 2009 - eLearning Learning Posts , December 2, 2009. Collaborative learning using Captivate and Twitter - Adobe Captivate Blog , December 11, 2009. Dont Waste Your Time , December 10, 2009. Free-to-Use E-Learning Development 19: Techsmith Jing (Part 3) – Conclusions - The E-Learning Curve , December 8, 2009.

Presentation: Social Networking

Dont Waste Your Time

This presentation should be of particular interest to educators for tips and tricks for using Social Media in education environment (Twitter, Facebook, blog, wiki, social bookmark, etc). SlideShare: Social Networking. Presentations eLearning iPod mLearning Mobile Learning Presentation Social Network Technology Twitter Web 2.0

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!

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.

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. Related posts: How the Fastest Growing Companies are Using Social Media The Social Media and Mobile Computing Explosion Boomers Adopt Consumer Technology 20x Faster! Web 2.0

SharePoint is not Enterprise 2.0 or Social Networking " Skilful Minds

Skilful Minds

The social software stack, in particular the difference between collective understanding and collaborative understanding, frames Vander Wal's perspective. social media e-Learning 2.0 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. Web 2.0 elearning 2.0

Presentation: Twitter in Education

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

PLE / Personal Learning Environment: What’s yours like?

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Blogging Facebook Generation Y mLearning PLE PLN Social Media Social Network Technology Twitter Web 3.0 As most of my posts these days are based on resources and my readings, I thought I’d continue with this I found (again) on Twitter: A Collection of PLE diagrams. Please look through all the ones listed (the list is growing daily so what I see now and, say, next month is going to be different) [.].

PLE 14

Social Networking Providers

aLearning

If your assocation has decided to incorporate an internal social network (&# white label network&# ) — a network that resides in your Web space, attached to your Web site and usually connected to your AMS, as opposed to FaceBook, LinkedIn, and other publicly-available systems — then you’ll want to get your hands on this new white paper from Socialfish. Tags: Social Learning aLearning Strategies eLearning Resources non-profit education product comparison reports research resources social networking Socialfish

TCC09: Evaluating Social Networking Tools for Distance Learning

Experiencing eLearning

Summary: “Debates rage about the appropriateness of using social networking in teaching, with arguments ranging from waste of time and distraction from academic goals to needed to reach net generation student. This paper explores the range of current social networking choices and argues that like any tool, it should carefully evaluated in terms of affordances and course goals.

Web 3.0 Social Network

Learning with e's

For many people the Social Web is simply far too complex to organise. Many of us have unwanted or unused Facebook, Myspace, Flickr or Bebo accounts 'out there' that we haven't visited or done anything with for a very long time. They fail to make optimum use of their social network because they don't know enough about its potential. thing and simply don't get it.

Facebook--Good for Your Memory: Twitter--Not So Much

Kapp Notes

A study recently released by Dr. Tracy Alloway of Scotland’s University of Stirling found that using Facebook stretches a person's “working memory” (short-term or recent memory), while Twitter, YouTube and text messaging tend to weaken it. She states in the article, Facebook 'enhances intelligence' but Twitter 'diminishes it', claims psychologist The ''instant'' nature of texting, Twitter and YouTube was not healthy for working memory. ''On Twitter you receive an endless stream of information, but it's also very succinct,'' said Dr Alloway. ''You don't have to process that information.

Instructivism, constructivism or connectivism?

E-Learning Provocateur

So forget about trying to “know&# everything; instead, build your network of knowledge sources , and access them whenever you need them. In a previous article , I provided the following examples of potential information sources that the learner could incorporate into their personal learning network: Social bookmarks. Social and professional networks such as Facebook and Twitter. Instructivism is dead. Gone are the days of an authoritarian teacher transmitting pre-defined information to passive students. Slippery slope. The real world. Conclusion.

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

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

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

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

The book Digital habitats of Etienne Wenger, Nancy White and John Smith has been an input, as well as the blogpost by Christian Kreutz: a starter for development organisations engaging in online networks. Opening a group on an existing social network sites such as Facebook or LinkedIn. It feels like you are in the pub of this social network.

LinkedIn IPO - A Radical Transformation in Corporate Recruiting Begins

Learning on the Leading Edge

Today LinkedIn announced its long-awaited IPO. What it is: LinkedIn positions itself as a social network for professionals ("professionals are defined as individuals with a career, built on distinctive qualifications") - which means they focus on those of us who work for a living. (As opposed to housewives, househusbands, college students, children, retirees, etc).

LinkedIn IPO - A Radical Transformation in Corporate Recruiting Begins

Learning on the Leading Edge

Today LinkedIn announced its long-awaited IPO. What it is: LinkedIn positions itself as a social network for professionals ("professionals are defined as individuals with a career, built on distinctive qualifications") - which means they focus on those of us who work for a living. (As opposed to housewives, househusbands, college students, children, retirees, etc).

Social Networker in Hindi

Learn and Lead

What is a social networker in Hindi? Isn’t that the essence of social networking or networking in general? Tags: Social Networking humour humor Jugaadu ! jugaadu is someone who knows people and can get things done. Basically know more people so you can get the info when you need it, or get a job, or get a business deal etc. Jugaadu n. /jü-'ga-d&-'ü/ ( ?????? ): a person one who has numerous useful and cashable Jugaads. person who will always find you a resourceful / creative solution to problems. Synonym: Bricolage (French).

Do you ‘Get’ Social Networking?

Learn and Lead

Most people don’t get benefit of social networking because they don’t have a large enough network. And then they don’t build their network because they don’t get the benefit. After all if it takes 10,000 hrs to become an expert, how can you expect to get benefits from social networking by simply creating accounts on various social networking services but not actually using them? Tags: Social Networking Social Media What came first – chicken or egg? Have patience.

Expert Level Answers via Social Networks

Tony Karrer

One of the interesting points raised via the discussion: If you can get an expert level answer by asking for help through social networks how does that compare to being an expert? regularly use LinkedIn for Finding Expertise and Searching for Expertise - LinkedIn Answers. Side note: Are you reading this and not currently linked to me on LinkedIn – please read: My LinkedIn Connection Approach. believe there's really something here in terms of Leveraging Networks is Key Skill that allows us to get expert level answers via social networks.

LinkedIn IPO: Witness The Recruiting Machine

Learning on the Leading Edge

Today LinkedIn went public with a huge (somewhat controversial) valuation of 46 times 2011 earnings and and around 10-12X 2011 expected revenue. Most of us think of LinkedIn as a professional social networking service. If one looks at LinkedIn's revenues, by far the fastest growing part of the company's revenues are in corporate recruiting solutions.

Social Networking Collaboration Services Research

eContent

Earlier this week, I posted a poll on how (or whether) people utilize LinkedIn status updates. Please participate and share the link to this page with your network! The identical question and answers for each service (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Yammer) are: Question: How often do you review <insert service name> status updates (either via the web or email)?

Social Networking: As Easy as Pie

ID Reflections

While we all know it is imperative today to network in order to keep up with the changing trends and shifting paradigms, to a new comer into the arena of social networking and the virtual world, the reality can hit hard. Tags: collaborative learning social networking sites The sheer number of options can be overwhelming.

10 Social Media Tools For Learning

The eLearning Coach

Do you have a training or information need that could benefit from a social media strategy? So here are descriptions of ten applications representing different social media technologies that promote learning. Category: Social Networking Platform. Elgg is an aggregate of many social media technologies in one platform. Share this on Linkedin Tweet This!

Brief Intro to Social Networks

Experiencing eLearning

These are my notes from the Learn Trends: Networked and Social Learning online mini-conference. Intro to Social Networks. Social & Networked Learning combines psychology and technology. What used to be search/research is more conversation now. A lot of the networking and connecting has been going on with different structures for a long time, but it’s changing. More on Tony’s ideas on networked learning. It can be augmented, influenced, controlled by social interactions. Sometimes being social can help learning.