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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. Introduction to Social Networking. Online social networks facilitate connections between people based on shared interests, values, membership in particular groups (i.e., They make it easier for people to find and communicate with individuals who are in their networks using the Web as the interface. It is also the network of choice for most professionals.

An Exploration of Social Networking

Learnadoodledastic

These are Blogs, wikis and tagging with the emphasis on social bookmarking. learning network i am attempting to use the web 2.0 technology that fosters and encourages 'social networking'. Social Networking The most obvious examples of Social Networking sites are ' facebook ' and ' myspace ' and both are quite obviously about socializing.

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”? 

Social Networking Tools, Education and Groupwork

Learnadoodledastic

What is one to do to harness the power of social networking tools for the benefit of your students and there education. Why bother harnessing social networking tools? Connecting to others in your network will offer unexpected nuggets of knowledge, understanding, avenues to explore and camaraderie. The only requirement of the individual is to contribute to the network. Facebook and Ning How can one go about setting up an appropriate social network? Access to external wikis is made easy from within the network.

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. You work for a company and may be asked to guide the process to develop a platform. 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. Situation 2: Now at work.

Online social networks, learning and viral expansion loops

Sticky Learning

The most common question at these is, 'so what have you been up to lately?" I respond, 'well I'm becoming more and more interested in the use of social media and microblogging for learning', I then get puzzled looks that say, "too much time on your hands", "what is he talking about?" For me though I see a real role for social media as a platform for business learning. Where are we at?

4 Ways to Apply the Situated Learning Theory

Origin Learning

These opportunities should involve a social community which replicates real world situations. As the theory suggests, the student is “situated” in the learning process and knowledge acquisition becomes a part of the learning activity, its context, and the “culture in which it is developed and used”. Social interactions play a significant role in the learning process.

How our learning theories shape how we use technology for learning

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

The three major prominent learning theories are known as behaviourist, cognitivist and constructivist, though Siemens later developed the connectivism theory as a learning theory for the digital age. Constructivist theory and social-constructism theories. See Jane Hart''s use your Enterprise Social Network for workplace learning. How can you learn from 140 characters?!

Using Social Media for Learning: Tools & Practices #BHsocialmedia

Learning Visions

Tom Werner, Chief Research Officer, Brandon Hall [link] LMSs are adding social features – including RSS feeds, peer ratings of content. Social media allow: Conversations to continue after training Peer-to-peer interaction in groups – so learners can continue to learn Find individualized answers (by approaching instructors and fellow learners) Share your own content Makes training more efficient Can shorten formal training, because the conversation continues. Social media communities can now create communities for external learners – customers, resellers, technicians.

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. The read and write web has helped develop a new concept - “do it yourself and your own way”. ning Cristina Costa Tags: social network e-portfolios Web 2.0 It looks very exciting and seems well worth joining in.

Community Building, Learning Networks and all thatJazz

Learnadoodledastic

offers increased options to build a significant online DMU community that will have social and learning benefits. Currently i love ning networks and their ability to create specialized networks that would be ideal to promote a learning and knowledge community that can spread 'the word' quicker than current methods. have noticed in social networks i have been involved with recently of an example of a move from moodle to a ning network because the environment is percieved to be more conducive to participation.

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. So anyone who whishes to propose, explain, unravel their eLearning case (mobile, social media, self-pased.) is invited to send their proposal. Tags: social network education education2.0 Sorry. These are most often the hardest examples to see.

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

Electronic Papyrus

To demonstrate how some of this confluence between content variation, personal/professional development, serving end-users and media comes together, I thought providing some examples would be the most efficient approach. AARP sponsored this course and funding came from the USDA for its development. Portland Metro Area Master Gardeners Ning Site (Virtual Community). wrappers. 8.

Lessons from an early MOOC

Learning and Working on the Web

In September 2008, Michele Martin , Tony Karrer and I hosted a 6-week open professional development program on social media. We developed all activities for three levels of participation: Spectator; Joiner; and Creator, with different requirements for each. Here was the program we created: Introduction to Social Networks. Social Bookmarks. Blogs. Wikis.

ZaidLearn: A Free Learning Tool for Every Learning Problem?

ZaidLearn

Gmail Social bookmarking tool? Social bookmarking tool with collaborative learning features (groups, forums, etc.)? Connect with Ning Social Networking tool? Soshiku 3D online virtual world where I can socialize, connect and learn? Wikipedia Community dedicated to collaborative development of free content? jnny social Marketing. del.icio.us

A Confluence of Benefits

Learning on the Leading Edge

As followers of this blog and of our reserach well know, social learning is changing the learning industry in ways both explicit and implicit. It is not surprising then that ELearning Magazine now includes a social learning tool category in its yearly awards. Despite yeoman efforts on the part of many of the learning systems and tools providers to develop social learning capabilities, there are no established learning industry representatives in this group. The winner: Atlassian and their wiki-based enterprise social software platfrom, Confluence. Sorry.

A Confluence of Benefits

Learning on the Leading Edge

As followers of this blog and of our reserach well know, social learning is changing the learning industry in ways both explicit and implicit. It is not surprising then that ELearning Magazine now includes a social learning tool category in its yearly awards. Despite yeoman efforts on the part of many of the learning systems and tools providers to develop social learning capabilities, there are no established learning industry representatives in this group. The winner: Atlassian and their wiki-based enterprise social software platfrom, Confluence. Sorry.

A Confluence of Benefits

Learning on the Leading Edge

As followers of this blog and of our reserach well know, social learning is changing the learning industry in ways both explicit and implicit. It is not surprising then that ELearning Magazine now includes a social learning tool category in its yearly awards. Despite yeoman efforts on the part of many of the learning systems and tools providers to develop social learning capabilities, there are no established learning industry representatives in this group. The winner: Atlassian and their wiki-based enterprise social software platfrom, Confluence. Sorry.

Here are 6 Social Learning Platforms you can enable 'On-Demand'

The Learning Generalist

A few weeks back you may have read my recap of Jane Hart's webinar on choosing the right social learning platform. Jane outlined a variety of parameters that you should use to select your social learning platform - I've tried to summarise them in the picture above. Now before you run off to find yourself a social learning platform, let me play party-pooper a bit. Ready?

Top 70 eLearning Posts for June and Hot Topics including iPad and Mobile Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

Today I was on a panel about social learning. No matter what anyone tells you, no one really has a clue how to “do&# social in the enterprise. First off, let me be clear.  I am not a programmer nor a developer, so my perspective is more from a trainer/learning manager’s point of view. Introduction to Social Networking - Learning and Working on the Web , June 21, 2010 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.

Learning Evaluation Network

Learnforever

When is a social network not a social network? This issue was raised in the testing phase of the Learning Evaluation Network (LEN), just launched on the Ning platform. Ning describes all the networks it supports as “social networks” but this conveys all sorts of assumptions, largely based on the most widely-recognised Facebook model.

Effective Web Conferences – 41 Resources

Tony Karrer

primarily used the eLearning Learning and Communities and Networks sites and used Conference , Online Facilitation of Conferences , Online Interaction in Conferences , Moderating Online Interaction , and others. When developing PowerPoint slides to use in web conference training follow these guidelines: Simplify content. Social Reporter , March 15, 2009 The other day I was discussing social reporting and other online activities for a £300-ticket, two-day event with the organiser, and he said: “Next year we are going to have to make it free&#. It’s a guess why.

links for 2009-05-22

eLearning 3.0

NING: Staying in Character for Sarah Brynes. NING, is a great social network to use with students ages 13 and older. NING is a very supportive site, and if the project is for an educational institution the NING folks will remove the ads from your ning site. All you need to do is email them, tell them your NING URL, say you are a school and ask for the ads to be removed. tags: NING SocialNetwork SocialLearning ). Interesting premise for development of K-12 digital learning materials. Confirmed: Apple Tablet In 2010.

What tools should we learn?

Learning and Working on the Web

believe it is important for everyone, especially those in teaching or training roles, to develop critical thinking skills. As this image shows (click to expand), there are many web tools that can help develop critical thinking. Social Bookmarks. Perhaps the simplest way to start sharing organisational knowledge is with social bookmarks. Enter the social bookmark.

Time to Eliminate Software Product Tutorials?

The Writers Gateway

knew it was a social networking site similar to Orkut. would also vote for Ning when it comes to ease of use. Ning is a service that allows you to create online social networks.  Last we at  Instructional Designers Community of India wanted to create an online social network for the community. Top 3 Things I like About Ning. Reasons.

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ASTD Follow-Up

Tony Karrer

Improve your Work Literacy I would highly encourage going through the recent series of posts all about Tools and Methods for Work and Learning : Work Skills Keeping Up Top-Down Strategy Better Memory Information Radar Processing Link Pages Network Learning Collaboration Twitter as Personal Work and Learning Tool Search Browser Short Cuts Work Skills Workshop Keynote Links I mentioned in Twitter Conference Ideas that I was sending messages and links during the keynote. What resources would u recommend for a baby boomer 2 become proficient in blogging, social networking, wikis, etc?

Web 2.0 Applications in Learning

Tony Karrer

Question 1 - What are the most likely ways / places your organization might or does use Blogs, Wikis, Social Bookmarking, Social Networking or Collaboration Tools? IBM I only briefly mentioned how other organizations are adopting these tools in a big way - The Wall Street Journal - June 18 2007 - social networking at IBM 26,000 registered blogs. DogEar – Social Bookmarking BluePages - employee-controlled profiles of 400,000 employees Daily online newsletter called w3. It could just as easily have been called Web 2.0 Applications in Learning. Tools?

Help Create Resources for Keynote?

Tony Karrer

These would be organized around the following categories: Search Keep/Organize/Refind/Remind Leverage Expertise (Network) Collaborate Scan (Continuous Awareness/Learning) Learning 2.0 I'm doing a keynote presentation at ASTD TechKnowledge in January on New Work Literacies and eLearning 2.0 and another session on Learning 2.0. would really like to be able to point attendees, blog readers, and realistically a lot of other folks to a set of resources that would help them on these topics. But, I really don't have time to create what I want to create. definitely will post them to my blog.

Success Formula for Discussion Forums in Financial Services

Tony Karrer

also checked out Nancy White’s Communities and Networks site under Discussion Forums , Case Studies of Discussion Forums , and Community Building and Discussion Forums. Let me start with some of the ones that are probably more relevant to this particular inquiry: Examples of online communities in the financial services industry - FreshNetworks , March 17, 2009 7 Creative Ways to Introduce Social Media to Your Team - Learning Putty , October 22, 2009 Using Online Forums in Social Learning - Learning Putty , October 19, 2009 Change agents, group forums and the one percent rule.

Top 75 eLearning Posts - May 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

Performance Learning Productivity , May 28, 2010 Instructional design is not only seen as a core competency for learning and development/training specialists, but it’s a huge industry, too. Defense of the LMS (and a case for the future of Social Learning) - Social Enterprise Blog , May 12, 2010 For some time now, I’ve seen a growing negativity toward LMS solutions by a pretty wide group folks in our space. Not because they are wrong about social, but because they get so little right about LMS. high-value activities professionals should be doing in social media.

Distributed Educational Systems

Viplav Baxi Meanderings

Reports show that the young populations (5-24) are expanding rapidly in developing and less developed countries. In more developed countries like the USA, GER is high (82% in 2007) and the number of students in higher education reached around 19 mn in 2009. In contrast, the population in the developing and less developed countries is very young. For developing countries, this figure stands at 48% (0-24 years) and for the less developed countries, this stands at 60% [3-4]. They share knowledge on Slideshare and Learnhub or Ning. They blog.

IT4ALL

Courseware Development

IT4ALL (Integrating Technology for Active Lifelong Learning) has moved off of Ning (presumably due to pricing issues) and now has its own site ! Today, IT4ALL Moodle provides free online workshops in professional development, formal and informal education, collaborative instruction and learning, and lifelong learning. In addition to the IT4ALL Moodle workshops, IT4ALL has expanded and now includes a social network, a IT4ALL Wiki, individual and group mentoring services, web hosting, consultation, and support. This is a very good social network!

Elgg: it’s a community effort

Learning and Working on the Web

This weekend I noticed a tweet from Alec Couros about some issues with the Ning social networking platform. That post is over a year old but from the comments as late as last fall, there seem to be ongoing issues on how Ning treats its customers, users and their data. While Ning may be free, it is not open source, and the company can make changes at will, just like Facebook, Google or Twitter may do. With social bookmarks, it is easy to export and import OPML files from one platform to another. So what is the alternative to Ning?

DevLearn 2009 – Day 3 Recap

eLearning Weekly

Thanks again, Cammy! I was only able to attend one session Friday morning, but it was a really good one: Session 706: Sharing Knowledge for Training: Social Networking in Action at Toyota. Rodolfo Rosales presented his story of introducing a social network within Toyota to help encourage employees to share subject matter expertise (ex. 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. Ah, the final day of DevLearn 2009. alwaysbreaking.

Learning Outcomes

Tony Karrer

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. At a more fundamental level, the massive swing from the industrial age to the network era is accompanied by pervasive uncertainty. Michele has concerns that defining a learning outcome or business outcome or set of known learning objectives for the informal / social learning experience is a good start. My post on learning goals has some great feedback via comments and a couple of blog posts. Well said!

#IeL09 The Social Web and Learning

In the Middle of the Curve

Presentation: The Social Web and Learning - A Case Study Presenter: Robert Jordan, Penn State U ASTD State of the Industry - learner control Learner controlling own learning key Social Web - how people socialize, interact with each other through the Web - Shared interest 2 types of social web - People focus (Facebook, myspace) - Hobby focus (Flikr, photobucket for photography) How do I harness this to promote learning? Social Web aps (social networks, blogs, wikis, rss feeds, social bookmarking, multimedia and file sharing, podcasts, mashup networks.

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

ZaidLearn

The intention was to explore the underlying technologies and to develop a sense of what to expect in the future. 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!). In this e-Learning 2.0 NEW DISCOVERIES? Not bad! Myau!!!