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Simulations in e-Learning: The power of experiential learning


Blog e-Learning Tools & Technologies elearning. simulations in e-learning interactivity ine-lear ning Simulation-based e-learning With evolving technologies, the need for high-end e-learning is also on a continuous rise. The corporate world has seen and experienced the success of traditional e-learning and now want more. This is the all important step of ‘doing’. Microworlds.

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E-learning Uncovered

Follow Us on Twitter Sign Up For Our Mailing List Subscribe to the RSS Feed Contact Us E-Learning Uncovered E-Learning Uncovered Home Concept to Execution Articulate Lectora Other Topics Blog Custom Development Review of Snap! Update by Diane Elkins on August 1, 2011 About three months ago, Trivantis released Snap! by Lectora – a PowerPoint authoring tool à la Articulate. update.

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The Connected Educator: Building a Professional Learning Network

Allison Rossett

The information aggregation tools are used to collect and organize information from various resources (websites, podcasts, blogs). RSS readers allow educators to rapidly skim through hundreds of blog posts and articles to find the most relevant information to their practice. Edmodo and Ning are gaining popularity with educators. Torrey Trust is my guest blogger. Groups. 1968).

The Connected Educator: Building a Professional Learning Network

Allison Rossett

The information aggregation tools are used to collect and organize information from various resources (websites, podcasts, blogs). RSS readers allow educators to rapidly skim through hundreds of blog posts and articles to find the most relevant information to their practice. Edmodo and Ning are gaining popularity with educators. Torrey Trust is my guest blogger. Groups. 1968).

Building Communities with Ning

Learning Journeys

Use Ning to build online communities and memorable learning experiences.  Ning is a free social networking platform that offers a wide array of features and capabilities.  My recent experiences with Ning (as a learner) have been excellent!  ( Work Literacy Web 2.0 Tagged: free, learning, ning, resources, socialnetwork, socialnetworking, tool, tools, web2.0


Viplav Baxi Meanderings

This tool allows you to create a community, link blogs, track activity, make announcements and create discussion forums. It is out there. tool to help you create your own learning network. This is a really cool way of getting started quickly on sharing and collaboration. elearning 2.0 Innovations socal networking

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”? 

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

More of my Blogging


During the course of my study I have also been contributing to the DMU pathfinder blog. have made 20 contributions to this blog. have included a list of my blog titles and categorised them in the list below for your reference. Inspiration · Another Digital Resource · Cool CatTeacher Blog · Passion Based Learning · Staff Engagment - show them this!! Tags: blog The pathfinder research project of which I am a participant is investigating the use of web 2.0 technology throughout the institution. My contributions can be found here [link]. Web 2.0 YouTube Web 2.0

Ning Alternatives that Require Little to No Work?

Tony Karrer

I was hoping that Ning was going to come out with a inexpensive plan that would support the different Ning sites that I have a hand in. They do have Ning Mini at $3/mo, but it only allows 150 members. Subscribe to the Best of eLearning Learning for updates from this blog and other eLearning blogs That’s not going to work for: LearnTrends LA CTO Forum Work Literacy I’ve read a bit about alternatives, but each will require a bit of work. Harold Jarche is trying to figure it out for the Work Literacy site. Suggestions? eLearning Technology.

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.

Elgg, Ning, and SocialText

eLearning Weekly

These platforms generally have user profiles, status updates (pseudo micro-blogging), collaboration tools (ex. wikis, blogs), and more. 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. The full license is here. Hosting.

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Transferring from Ning to

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

The Internet Time Community has been hosted on Ning for a little over three years. We’ve experimented with features, swapped ideas, kept track of one another, and so forth. I was shocked and saddened when Ning announced that its free service was ending. Lots of non-profits had signed up on Ning. The way Ning handled things left a bad taste in my mouth. No sweat.

Policies for Staff use of Social Media and Social Networks

Dont Waste Your Time

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? Tags: Blogging Web 2.0 SAP -  Social Media Guidelines 2009.

Blogs, Social Networks and LinkedIn Answers

Tony Karrer

I received a great question from someone relative to my last post - Required Reading for Training Managers where I continue to suggest the benefits of blogging (see Blogging - I'm Pushing Harder Now and Top Ten Reasons To Blog and Top Ten Not to Blog for recaps of much of this). The question was: What is your assessment of the relative benefits of pure blogging vs LinkedIn Answers and other social networking platform-based discussion venues? Social Network based discussions (for example a Ning network) act like communities. But, it's just that.

Blogs, Social Networks and LinkedIn Answers

Clark Quinn

I received a great question from someone relative to my last post - Required Reading for Training Managers where I continue to suggest the benefits of blogging (see Blogging - I'm Pushing Harder Now and Top Ten Reasons To Blog and Top Ten Not to Blog for recaps of much of this). The question was: What is your assessment of the relative benefits of pure blogging vs LinkedIn Answers and other social networking platform-based discussion venues? Social Network based discussions (for example a Ning network) act like communities. But, it's just that.

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. Your newly created network may include links to blogs, rss feeds, forums, photos and videos. even created a Ning. Consider my Ning a sandbox to join and play around in. Ning needs to optimize their code, or get more bandwidth.

How to Harness Informal Learning

Rob Hubbard

Ning network), using wikis and blogs. Blogs Collaboration Knowledge Learning Culture Networking Networks Reward Social Learning Strategy Wikis Informal LearningPicture the scene… an increasingly frustrated Bob is trying to work out where a particular field is on a database. Informal learning, like the scenario above, takes place constantly in most organisations.

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4 Ways to Apply the Situated Learning Theory

Origin Learning

Information and facts that are hard to retain when they are drilled out of any meaningful context and are learned much more effortlessly when learners are acquiring them as part of a game or through social media such as blogs or micro blogs. What is the Situated Learning Theory? Situated learning, simply put, is learning that takes place in the same context in which it is applied.

Various ways to use social media as a facilitator or trainer

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

Ning or LinkedIn group) to start exchanging online related to the topics of the trajectory. (3) Collaboration model: sociaal learning and collaboration are at the basis of the design of the trajectory. His blog post is worth a read. Online Learning Network : You want to help people blog. You make the blog accessible within the online community. conversations?

Measuring user engagement by leveraging the power of ‘copy-and-paste’

Dont Waste Your Time

There is plenty of support for other blogging platforms on the Tynt installation help page  (including Blogger, Ning, Typepad, Tumblr, etc). Blogging Plagiarism. A year or so ago I wrote about the system Tynt “What’s being copied from your website?” ”  and I thought it warranted an update, seeing as the service is very different to what it was back then.

Blogging Kevin Kelly and Others at Masie

Tony O'Driscoll

You clue takes Innocentive model to the masses and is run on Ning. Scattershot notes from Second City. One of the techniques I use to have students experience dialogue is to have two students build a sentence one word at a time going back and forth. That way they need to pay attention to what the other person is saying and build upon it thus establishing what David Baum would call flow. Second City communications just did a very cool skit called Dr. Know It All, three people lined up answer audience questions one word at a time. will be sure to incorporate this into my repertoire.

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How our learning theories shape how we use technology for learning

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

blogged about the difference before in: twittering= learning ? For instance, we use Ning, a social network for our learning trajectories whereas we could use a learning management system (LMS). In Ning, the technology invites me to start on the fly with new discussions. The graph displays more theories and some of the major terms used. How can you learn from 140 characters?!

Forums vs. Social Networks?

Clark Quinn

They could also do it as comments on a blog. Social Network Examples are Ning and KickApps. I'm debating the value of forum / group / threaded discussion software vs. social network software for a particular situation. It aims at a very broad audience that includes everyone from early adopters to technology laggards. Participation will eventually mean a lot of different things, but initially it will primarily be sharing ideas. user can do this through posting to a threaded discussion quite easily. Typically they center around threaded discussions. Generally are easy to get into.

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Finding the perfect learning platform in 5 steps

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

have a first blog post written about the broader range of platform options that exist for online discussions. In this blog post I'm going deeper into the selection process for online exchange in a private group. The shortlist that I currently have for tools that are relatively easy to implement are Elgg, Moodle, Ning, Drupal, Bloom Fire, Buddy Press for wordpress, and Social Engine.

1st update on 10 Tools Challenge 2013

Jane Hart

It has been good to see the varied interest in the 10 Tools Challenge both on my blog and Twitter as well as on other social channels – so here are a few updates. 1 – In response to a number of requests I’m now collating the blogs of those who are taking part as an update on the introductory blog post  - so that the posts can be shared more widely.

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How I use social media professionally

Challenge to Learn

In the mean time I have added other social media like this blog (WordPress), Facebook and Twitter. At the beginning of this year I started my on LinkedIn group ( the e-Learning Piranhas ), I read blogs a lot of blogs (thanks to the Ipad and Flipboard). At easygenerator we use a blog, twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook too, we even have our own youtube channel.

Keep your social media in perpetual Beta

Learning and Working on the Web

Tweet When I started blogging, it was one of the few options to share ideas on the Net. After blogs, the next big phenomena were social networks. Ning started by giving out spaces for free and there were many other variations on that theme. Facebook beat MySpace and many other contenders to the critical point when network effects drive exponential growth. I’m still blogging, as are many others, but the conversation is constantly moving: Blogs are for longer thoughts (at least for me). LinkedIn is just a place where I hang my hat. Be flexible.

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Join us: Stanford Learning Analytics Summer Institute

George Siemens

Join the LASI Ning. 3. Join the distributed conversation on Twitter/your blog/wherever: #LASI13 While MOOCs are sucking all of the oxygen out of the educational technology conversation, significant trends are developing under the radar. One of the most significant trends is around learning analytics. Next week, we ( SoLAR , IEDMS and others) are organizing a Learning Analytics Summer Institute (LASI). call for attendance was held earlier this year and the event was/is (massively) oversubscribed. We were only able to accept 100 attendees due to space and cost constraints.

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Using Social Media for Learning: Tools & Practices #BHsocialmedia

Learning Visions

These are my live blogged notes from a webinar presented by Brandon Hall on Wednesday, April 26 2011. (I joined about 10 minutes late, so missed a bit!) Used Ektron ( ) a content management system – which allowed search, tagging, RSS, links, blogs, polls, surveys. Polls, blogs, search (similar to chrysler). Used Microsoft SharePoint – blogs, wikis, messaging, polls, surveys, RSS feeds (get alerted when content is updated). In Brandon Hall’s research, haven’t talked to a single LMS vendor who is NOT adding these tools. They try lots of things.

Lessons from an early MOOC

Learning and Working on the Web

Blogs. Paul Lowe, course leader of the MA in Photojournalism and Documentary Photography at the London College of Communication, spontaneously gave a live web presentation on his use of blogs with his master’s students and shared what he had learned so far. blogs act as the glue between synchronous events. blogs are ways of mapping the learning journey. Wikis.

Social Networking Tools, Education and Groupwork


Whilst blogs and wikis can be the focus of particular learning activities, it’s a social networking environment that fosters the emotional well being and incidental learning that can be so useful to the morale and learning of individual students. Facebook and Ning How can one go about setting up an appropriate social network? And although it feels good to use, my feelings are that it does not offer as good a level of organization of personal resources (photo’s, videos) as a ning based social network. Tags: Social Networking Facebook Ning Google Groups

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Currently Working On.

Learning Visions

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. In fact, when I first started blogging, I was wrangling with the notion of getting an informal degree in instructional design. Blog Book Tour: Learning in 3D #lrn3d Allison Rossett: ELearning Isn’t What You Think It. Right on.

Seven Things I Learned This Year

Tony Karrer

Over the past few years, I spend part of December going back through my blog to recap a bit of what some of the key things I’ve learned over the course of the year. I’ve been doing this the past few years, for example: Learned about Learning in 2009. Learning Coach Model Very Powerful In 2010, I had a great experience where Dr. Joel Harband wrote a series of articles for my blog on Text-to-Speech in eLearning. Subscribe to the Best of eLearning Learning for updates from this blog and other eLearning blogs Marketplace LMS solutions don’t quite fit.

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. Tags: eLearning Blogging Collaboration eAssessment eDelivery mLearning PLE Podcast Twitter Video Web 2.0 And here comes the but … most of these [.].

Introduction to Social Networking

Learning and Working on the Web

As our Work Literacy Ning site (2008) is in danger of getting bumped off the Net due to Ning’s new pricing policy , I will post some of the key articles here so we don’t lose them. There are several different online social networks, but for our purposes, we’ll focus on the three that tend to be used the most by learning professionals–Facebook, LinkedIn and Ning. Ning is what’s referred to as a “white label” network–anyone can use the Ning platform to create their own social network related to a particular topic or area of interest.

The Impact of Social Media in the Workplace

CLO Magazine

blogs, wikis, YouTube). The most popular social media tools include: Facebook, LinkedIn, blogs, Twitter, Yelp, Google Documents, wikis, Skype and online chat (e.g., Common uses for social media in business and learning include: Blogs: Reading and writing thought-provoking articles, responding to user queries, providing feedback and sharing tricks of the trade. Ning): Allowing a place for geographically dispersed people to connect and share knowledge. There are various interpretations of social media, whether it is specific to networking and web 2.0 tools (e.g.,

Free and Open Source Web Conferencing (Online Meetings, Webinars.


People keep asking me to do this and I've just been too busy to do a good job of it like you have here! I so appreciate you taking time to make this post. I'm going to link this post on my blog, too, and recommend it into the conversation I'm in on Amplify. Just posted my extended thoughts on my own blog, Christopher. BigBluebutton * is built for Higher Education.

15 Top Learning, Technology & Media Links: Weekly Digest – 16

Upside Learning

Here are handouts, lesson plans, worksheets, websites, blogs, wikis, forums and nings in digital storytelling that you need for teaching & learning. 5. The second generation of the iPad is here. iPad 2, with its multitude of features and functionalities (a notch higher than its parent), is a boon for tech-hungry classrooms. Get the entire lowdown right here. Digital Storytelling.

LSG Webinar - Choosing the right social and collaboration platform for learning

The Learning Generalist

I'm kinda interested in what could be a low-cost Ning replacement. I've also got a blogpost planned on this topic - keep your eyes peeled if my blog interests you. She blogs at [link] , btw and if you aren't following her already, please start following her @c4lpt. Don says that Ning is great for bulletin board style stuff but not project collaboration. 3. site here.

ZaidLearn: A Free Learning Tool for Every Learning Problem?


Connect with Ning Social Networking tool? Google Notebook Blogging tool? Blogging tool for educators? OER Blogs Portal to non-formal OER and training resources? The Rapid e-Learning Blog Site to learn more about Online Course Development? Otherwise, you could always wait a week or two for the updates in this blog. Wordpress (Blogging).

Become one of the Townspeople!

Courseware Development

LearningTown is a new Ning network started by Elliott Masie, noted training expert. Once signed up, you are encouraged to join the LearningTown Courseware Development Group by clicking the L'town link on this blog, under the Group Scoreboard. This network is dedicated to learning, and has many members and groups that are eLearning-oriented. Please take a look around, and if interested, sign up! For more on Elliott Masie, please click this link

This time it's personal

Learning with e's

Firstly, I read a cracking blog by D'Arcy Norman on PLEs which showed some nice diagrams and conceptual maps of his take on PLEs accompanied by some neat explanations. 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 Join up here if you would like to take part.

Command-and-Control Leadership vs. People-Centered Leadership

The Peformance Improvement

Given the large number of books, articles, blogs , and nings written about employee engagement and people-centered management, you’d think that the command-and-control style of leadership had gone   the way of the ivory-billed woodpecker. Command-and-control leadership remains pervasive throughout business, government, and nonprofit organizations. defines command-and-control as: …a style of leadership that uses standards, procedures, and output statistics to regulate the organization. Sloan, Jr. But not so. It is difficult to understand a different logic.