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The Connected Educator: Building a Professional Learning Network

Allison Rossett

Her topic– personal learning networks, also known as PLNs. Here is a way for people to turn their interest in lifelong, independent learning AND social connections into a way of life. It took 40 years, but with the invention of the Internet and social media tools, Licklider & Taylor’s predication has come true. An Educator’s Professional Learning Network.

The Connected Educator: Building a Professional Learning Network

Allison Rossett

Her topic– personal learning networks, also known as PLNs. Here is a way for people to turn their interest in lifelong, independent learning AND social connections into a way of life. It took 40 years, but with the invention of the Internet and social media tools, Licklider & Taylor’s predication has come true. An Educator’s Professional Learning Network.

Elgg, Ning, and SocialText

eLearning Weekly

Several social media platforms have emerged over the past few years which allow you to create your own social network. Organizations are using these platforms to aggregate some or all of their social learning tools so employees don’t have to keep jumping from application to application. Please chime in and comment on your experiences if you’ve used Elgg, Ning, and/or SocialText. "Elgg empowers individuals, groups and institutions to create their own fully-featured social environment." Ning. "Ning wikis, blogs), and more.

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.

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.

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. Cognitivists developed educational technologies such as intelligent tutoring systems (ITS) and artificial intelligent (AI). "In Constructivist theory and social-constructism theories.

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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. 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. Social Bookmarks.

Effective Web Conferences – 41 Resources

Tony Karrer

I 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.

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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. A 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. I’ve had a play on the BB development website (last year!) ipad.

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?

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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. I 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. I definitely will post them to my blog.

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?

DevLearn 2009 – Day 3 Recap

eLearning Weekly

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. It’s been so much fun! badsquare.

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!

Success Formula for Discussion Forums in Financial Services

Tony Karrer

I 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.

What passes for work

Learning Rocks

I was prompted to think about this as it is the question I have submitted to present to Eliot Masie when he speaks to an e-Learning Network seminar this week. When you've got a term that encompasses Articulate authored text 'n next packages to online synchronous webinars to emmersive multi-player simulation environments to videoed lectures on YouTube to Ning social networks, it strikes me that you are working with a term that has lost any specificity and thus any real meaning. Sorry. thoughts

What passes for work

Learning Rocks

I was prompted to think about this as it is the question I have submitted to present to Eliot Masie when he speaks to an e-Learning Network seminar this week. When you've got a term that encompasses Articulate authored text 'n next packages to online synchronous webinars to emmersive multi-player simulation environments to videoed lectures on YouTube to Ning social networks, it strikes me that you are working with a term that has lost any specificity and thus any real meaning. Sorry.

Keeping Up - April's Big Question

eLearning Cyclops

Tagged either under Development Tools or Cloud. It is tough to stay on top of all the great stuff being offered out there, but the blogs and social media certainly help. Cloud Blogging Social Media Twitter Google e-Learning Cloud ComputingApril's Big Question from Learning Circuits is "How to Keep up?" This is in reference the immense and rapidly expanding technology tools. It is tough to stay on top of all the emerging tools. However, being involved in an e-learning community is a big help. For me it is a blog community and following many experts on Twitter.

Storyboard Templates iPhone - Best of eLearning Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

The following are the top items from featured sources based on social signals. What is Ning (and what can I use it for)? Blending Learning with Social Technology Components - Upside Learning Blog , December 22, 2009. The use of Twitter (and other social media) for Learning - Social Media in Learning , December 6, 2009. Telstra’s Social Media Training Guide - Social Media in Learning , December 17, 2009. E-Learning Development Toolkit: A Complete List of OSS and FTU Applications - The E-Learning Curve , December 23, 2009. Web 2.0

Plug-and-Play eLearning

Breakthrough eLearning

From blogs and wikis, to social networking software, to online messaging, to voice-over-Internet applications, to web widgets and mash up software, it is becoming increasingly easy to publish and interact with others online. Suppose, for example, that an NGO wanted to do some leadership development training for a geographically-dispersed group of its representatives. Back about 12 years ago a colleague introduced me to Mosaic, an early web browser. After playing with it for an hour or so, I remember thinking that this would change the world. title="Atom feed">Site Feed

Plug-and-Play eLearning

Breakthrough eLearning

From blogs and wikis, to social networking software, to online messaging, to voice-over-Internet applications, to web widgets and mash up software, it is becoming increasingly easy to publish and interact with others online. Suppose, for example, that an NGO wanted to do some leadership development training for a geographically-dispersed group of its representatives. Back about 12 years ago a colleague introduced me to Mosaic, an early web browser. After playing with it for an hour or so, I remember thinking that this would change the world. title="Atom feed">Site Feed

2009 Edublog Award Nominations

Janet Clarey

Now in it’s sixth year, the Edublog Awards “seek to recognize excellence in the use of blogs and social media to facilitate education.&#. lrnchat is “a place for people interested in the topic of learning who use the social messaging service Twitter to learn from one another and discuss how to help other people learn.&# Best educational use of a social networking service: LearnTrends Online Conference on Ning (George Siemens, Tony Karrer, Jay Cross). I just love George’s writing style and spin on things. La la. I can’t hear you.).

Top 125 Workplace eLearning Posts of 2009

eLearning Learning Posts

So without further set, I’m happy to announce the Top Posts as defined by Social Filtering - meaning by everyone involved directly or indirectly in eLearning Learning. Twitter in the classroom: 10 useful resources , Social Media in Learning , August 12, 2009. Twitter in the classroom: 10 useful resources - Social Media in Learning , August 12, 2009. 7 Creative Ways to Introduce Social Media to Your Team - Learning Putty , October 22, 2009. Social Learning Models - Social Media In Learning , Social Media in Learning , September 27, 2009.

Top 68 eLearning Posts from April - Hot Topics iPad Google Buzz

eLearning Learning Posts

The following are the top items from featured sources based on social signals. Key Social Learning Roles - Daretoshare , April 4, 2010 Premise : Learning communities or networks thrive because its members possess certain skills and capabilities. The road ahead : I am presently developing detailed role descriptions, community guidelines, role assessment tools, and the identification of appropriate learning products and offerings. Jane Hart shows in this Table; Social Learning = New Toolset + New Mindset + New Skillset New Mindset: Agility. From Ning to Elgg?

What Tools Should We Learn?

NuggetHead

So why do we think one tool is going to be our one-all eLearning development tool? The next person gets to do all the design, development, and get the eLearning course to behave properly on whatever LMS is used. However, most of the people I know in this industry are on small teams and many are one-person show development houses. In short – learn as many tools as you can!