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Simulations in e-Learning: The power of experiential learning

G-Cube

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. Simulation-based e-learning is one such mode of training which is being extensively utilized in the corporate training.

Is this intentional, Ning? Is it ethical?

Jay Cross

expected Ning to close it when they went to pay-to-play. After all, their site says: Deadline for Selecting a Ning Plan Has Passed. We are no longer offering or supporting free Ning Networks. If you haven’t selected a plan for your free Ning Network, you can no longer access the network. To regain access, please visit www.ning.com, sign-in and then click “Select a Plan&# for your Ning Network. You can also Archive your members and content or take your Ning Network offline. And unprofessional. For a while, you could not leave AOL online.

Tips for facilitators in Ning

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

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

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.

The 10 basic online tools every trainer and online facilitator should know

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

10 online tools in the backpack of every trainer and facilitator Twitter - microblogging Diigo - or any other social bookmarking service LinkedIn - for networking and groups Padlet - a brainstorm wall Youtube - search and make your own channel/playlists Yammer - and other smart tools to create private conversation groups Screencast-o-matic - and other screencasting tools Bigmarker - webinar tool for free Google - and Google plus Ning - or another paid online platform/LMS Do you know and work with the tools mentioned? The bad news is that for every tool also is another alternative.

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The Connected Educator: Building a Professional Learning Network

Allison Rossett

In addition to the popular social media tools ( Facebook , Edmodo , Twitter ), there are also interest-based groups, including Ning and Google/Yahoo! Edmodo and Ning are gaining popularity with educators. Ning is a fully functional social networking site. 68,000 members) and The Educator’s PLN (12,000 members) are built on the Ning platform. Information Aggregation.

The Connected Educator: Building a Professional Learning Network

Allison Rossett

In addition to the popular social media tools ( Facebook , Edmodo , Twitter ), there are also interest-based groups, including Ning and Google/Yahoo! Edmodo and Ning are gaining popularity with educators. Ning is a fully functional social networking site. 68,000 members) and The Educator’s PLN (12,000 members) are built on the Ning platform. Information Aggregation.

Training and Social Media Taught Me to Tie a Tie

E-learning Uncovered

Give employees “a place” to gather.  (ex: Hosted third party sites like LinkedIn and Ning ; Partially self-hosted sites like KickApps and Yammer or even SharePoint). Uncategorized facebook izzui KMS linkedin ning quicklessons social learning social mediaSo this made me think of organizations. Of the companies I’ve worked for or currently consult with, very few have a robust Knowledge Management System (KMS) where those with the knowledge can easily share that knowledge with others. In fact, most of the knowledge sharing that takes place in one of two ways: 1. other employees).

CEO of Ning Keynoting at Defense Information Systems Agency

Mark Oehlert

So I love that now as people ask me about accessing things like social networking sites like ning from within DOD, I can say things like "well we may not be 100% of the way there but DISA had so-and-so for a keynote speaker, that must indicate something.".and Tags: DISA ning I LOVE this. Turns out DISA (at the most simplistic, understated level - this ISP for.  . DOD) is having a little conference this spring and they've asked Gina Bianchini , the CEO of ning.com to give the keynote. and yes, you can get to ning.com from within DISA - from what little birds tell me.

Lessons from Ning and free Web 2.0 services - eLearning R&D engines

Vignettes Learning

Unfortunately, Ning has decided to close down its free service and requires account holders to move to paid subscription. Ning's decision shows the volatility of funding web 2.0 There has been abundance in Web 2.0 tools including social networking for example Ning.com. companies; it is risky to use free Web 2.0 services but it does not mean that free services are not worth using. It only means for trainers and elearning project leaders to be more creative to benefit from the free services. Bottom line: Free services are huge eLearning R&D vehicles. Web 2.0

Paradiso LMS – A Result Driven E-learning Software!

Paradiso

1.Gamified Lear ning. Carrying a rich experience in the e-learning domain, we bring to you an awesome LMS from Paradiso Solutions. We are a name to reckon with in the L&D industry, and it’s not us but our clients who back our claims. The LMS we put forth is easy to use and customizable, but is still robust enough to support the global training demands of any organization.

TCC09: Evaluating Social Networking Tools for Distance Learning

Experiencing eLearning

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.

4 Ways to Apply the Situated Learning Theory

Origin Learning

Social networks like Facebook , Twitter and Ning allow learners, once they have moved beyond personal connections, to embrace a community where they can learn from each other. What is the Situated Learning Theory? Situated learning, simply put, is learning that takes place in the same context in which it is applied. Image Credit – wikipedia.org. Role Playing. Scenario Based Learning.

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. You use Twitter and Ning to foster an online community to exchange in order to stimulate innovation, but also send someone to a conference and ask him to blogging about it.

6 tips to find the right tech tools for your blended learning course

LearnUpon

Blended lear ning is used by non-profit organizations, private learning institutions, and companies large and small. This is a guest post by Christopher Pappas, founder of The eLearning Industry’s Network – the largest online community of professionals involved in the eLearning Industry. Christopher holds an MBA and an MEd (Learning Design) from BGSU. Try before you buy.

Finding the perfect learning platform in 5 steps

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

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. Implementation path Some platforms like Ning , you can tweak by yourself as a facilitator in one afternoon. In this blog post I'm going deeper into the selection process for online exchange in a private group.

Weekly Bookmarks (5/3/2010)

Experiencing eLearning

Phil Bradley’s weblog: Alternatives to Ning. Tools to create online communities, all probably benefiting from Ning’s decision to move to exclusively paid sites. tags : ning , tools , community. Seven sexiest alternatives to Ning. Alternatives for free online groups now that Ning is shooting themselves in the foot with a paid model. tags : ning , tools , community. Make LinkedIn Help You Find A Job – Forbes.com. Tips on using LinkedIn more effectively while job searching. tags : linkedin , career. Posted from Diigo.

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. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Friday, February 13, 2009 Currently Working On. momentary pause in the madness. This is the kind of work pace I like. Right on. Little design work.

Forums vs. Social Networks?

Clark Quinn

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. They could also do it as comments on a blog. Typically they center around threaded discussions. Generally are easy to get into.

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Learning Trends Starts Monday

Tony Karrer

There is a ning group for it: LearnTrends Ning Community. And Ning's time converter does not work. There will be some interesting discussions going on in the Ning group based on the presentations. Just a quick reminder that LearnTrends - Corporate Learning Trends and Innovations - starts on Monday. You can find the Schedule of Sessions. Be careful that all times are Pacific Time. To get into the live sessions go here: Live Session Learning Trends 2008 - Online - Free [link

Non-verbal communication for online facilitators

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

But it could also be that you can see who is online ( for instance in Ning or Facebook you can see who is connected, or also on Skype ). At the University I did communication studies as one of my subjects and I always liked non-verbal communication. As someone who is really enormously mirroring others non-verbal behaviours - it made me notice how often I do this. Use emoticons and emotions.

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. 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.

Using Social Media for Learning: Tools & Practices #BHsocialmedia

Learning Visions

edmodo (originally developed for teachers and schools – includes grading features social go – sharing features, including video, blogging and works with Wordpress allow microblogging, profiles, groups, messaging, questions, polls, tagging, search Public social networks: Facebook LinkedIn Ning Yahoo Groups Google groups Some of these have member control and private groups Facebook the most accessed site in 2010! 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!) They try lots of things.

Multi-me

Learning with e's

So besides all my Flickring (4 accounts), Twittering , Plurking and Facebooking, and my occasional Slidesharing , Wikiing, Ninging and Elgging, I have also joined the International Edublogger Directory (check out their blog ). Tags: slideshare elgg Edublogger Flickr Twitter FaceBook ning You can never have too many social networking connections, I reckon. This is member No.

How our learning theories shape how we use technology for learning

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

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?! blogged about the difference before in: twittering= learning ? Lesson?

GovLoop.the Social Network for Govt 2.0

Mark Oehlert

I am noticing a hockey stick-like moment for ning lately - at least in my circles. full-on ning site designed for: "gov't employee (fed/state/local), public policy student/professor, good gov't organization,  gov't contractor with good intentions." I am really digging this particular implementation and kudos to Steve Ressler , GovLoop's founder - for going forward with this idea.

Informal Learning Blog » Small is beautiful

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Training and Social Media Taught Me to Tie a Tie

E-learning Uncovered

Give employees “a place” to gather.  (ex: Hosted third party sites like LinkedIn and Ning ; Partially self-hosted sites like KickApps and Yammer or even SharePoint). Uncategorized facebook izzui KMS linkedin ning quicklessons social learning social mediaSo this made me think of organizations. Of the companies I’ve worked for or currently consult with, very few have a robust Knowledge Management System (KMS) where those with the knowledge can easily share that knowledge with others. In fact, most of the knowledge sharing that takes place in one of two ways: 1. other employees).

Seven Things I Learned This Year

Tony Karrer

Social Media for Knowledge Workers Low-Cost Test and Quiz Tool Comparison Using Text-to-Speech in an eLearning Course Text-to-Speech Overview and NLP Quality SharePoint Social Learning Experience Beginning of Long Slow Death of Flash Text-to-Speech vs Human Narration for eLearning eLearning Innovation 2010 – Top 30 Future of Virtual 3D Environments for Learning Failure of Creative Commons Licenses Text-to-Speech eLearning Tools - Integrated Products Success Formula for Discussion Forums in Financial Services Ning Alternatives that Require Little to No Work? for more on this. 7.

Let's all start learNING

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

I checked out NING many months ago and thought is was awesome then.but a little clunky. Haven't looked at it since. Then I see about it coming back to life and so I check it out. Check out elearndev.ning.com Mark Oehlert is onboard too at eclippings.ning.com So cool

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. Bnet.com 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.

How I use social media professionally

Challenge to Learn

This works fine for me, the hardest part is to keep up with all communities and interest groups I take part in. I’m hoping that it will become possible to follow LinkedIn groups, Ning, Elgg and Yammer communities through Flipboard, that would make my life easier. Recently a company ask me to to give them an introduction in the usage of social media, by explaining to them how I use it.

How to Harness Informal Learning

Rob Hubbard

Ning network), using wikis and blogs. Picture the scene… an increasingly frustrated Bob is trying to work out where a particular field is on a database. After much poking around, he finally calls across to Sally, his colleague, to ask if she knows where it is. Sally, who rather fancies herself as a database expert, is happy to oblige and shows him where to enter the data.

1st update on 10 Tools Challenge 2013

Jane Hart

social networks.  22- Edmodo  85- Buddypress  63- Ning. If you are taking the challenge and would like your blog to be added to the list, just leave a comment below or on the previous post. 2 – I have noticed that whereas some people have already chosen the 10 tools they will be taking a look at, others have still to do so. OFFICE TOOLS. Document tools. 19- Word   59- Scribd.