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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.

Social Networking

Tony Karrer

I've run across a couple of interesting posts recently that seem to have spawned from a Business Week article - Scaling the Social Web. The article tells us that various players are adding social networking features to their sites: A broad array of online players, from major media companies like Viacom to e-commerce providers such as eBay, are adding networking features to their online destinations, letting users create detailed Web identities, connect with people over common interests, share content, and, above all, socialize. how is this new? sort of agree.

Social Networks

Clark Quinn

This week we looked at Social Networks. Here are some thoughts on this topic, especially thoughts around social networks for learning. Starting with Social Networking was a blessing and a curse. Social networks have a tendency to be a bit messy. Virginia Yonkers told us - I would like to know how to manage the information flows in social networks. have been part of Ning groups before, but find it overwhelming, very quickly because there seems to be multiple inputs for information. The first week of our Free - Web 2.0

Social Networking, Informal Learning, Twitter, & Gaming

Big Dog, Little Dog

We are all very familiar with social networking platforms such as MySpace, Flikr, YouTube, Twitter, Bebo and Facebook. Why I Love Twitter - O'Reilly Radar. Twitter is simple. Twitter works like people do. Twitter cooperates well with others. Twitter transcends the web. Twitter is user-extensible. Twitter evolves quickly.

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. 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. 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. 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? Role Playing.

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.

How our learning theories shape how we use technology for learning

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

The paper caught my interest because I am a fan of social constructivist theories of learning (think: learning by conversation) and always amazed at how differently people can think about what learning is and what it needs. blogged about the difference before in: twittering= learning ? Constructivist theory and social-constructism theories. Lesson?

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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. OFFICE TOOLS.

The Impact of Social Media in the Workplace

CLO Magazine

Social media continues to grow, as do the discussions regarding its application within the realm of business and learning. There are various interpretations of social media, whether it is specific to networking and web 2.0 technologies or spans the use of any existing technology that enhances social relationships. Social media, however, has many benefits to business, especially the evident advancements in collaboration and communication. Let’s first review the term, “social media.” Twitter: Sharing articles relevant to a specific topic.

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Multi-me

Learning with e's

You can never have too many social networking connections, I reckon. 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 ). So I am member 425 on the International Edublogger community now.

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. 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. Introduction to Social Networking. However, in this case the majority wasn’t actively using social media. June 2010.

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. Online Facilitation, Twitter, Backchannel and Keynotes - Full Circle , February 24, 2010 The topic was “ Online Facilitation: 14 years on. 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&#.

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Keeping Up - April's Big Question

eLearning Cyclops

For me it is a blog community and following many experts on Twitter. 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. Tagged either under  Development Tools or  Cloud. When

Top 75 eLearning Posts - May 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

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. The traditional ‘learning’ folks are trying to sort out how to revolutionize the industry by augmenting their formal learning strategies to incorporate social media, social learning, social networking and the like. Social Media (95).

Remote Collaboration

Tony Karrer

Asynchronous Discussion I personally have found that Ning works great as a tool for all sorts of different needs. Creating a new Ning network is very easy and it gives you a lot of what you would want / need as a work team. My primary interest here are the methods and tools that allow us to work better as part of remote work teams. as well as knowing about tools and methods.

7 lessons how to use social media in an event with social media beginners

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

Last year we've experimented with various social media to improve a sharing event for about 100 participants (for more details see my older blogpost ). This is not too difficult when all your participants are social media adepts, you announce your hashtags and off they go. However, in this case the majority wasn't actively using social media. So how can you still use social media? Our main goal of using social media was to improve networking and aim for real collaboration between participants to take off. social media elearning on slideshare ).

TCC09 Keynote: Global Collaboration in the Web 2.0 World

Experiencing eLearning

What was face-to-face, formal with limited interaction - Social networking has made instant, on-demand, informal, global and constant. Communicate = Ning. Twitter. Social Bookmarking. She has mixed feelings about Ning for students–it’s not as global, you have to be a member to interact even on public sites. Atlas, it's time for your bath.

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. from Maybe the ditch digger is really a closet Social Networking expert. Tools for eLearning.

Social Grid Follow-up

Tony Karrer

Last week I did a webinar with Mark Sylvester of Intronetworks - Tapping the Social Grid. The crux of the talk was: Why being able to tap into the social grid is important for concept workers. A few of the tools and methods I use to tap into the social grid. Leveraging Networks is Key Skill and the most important Knowledge Worker Skill Gap. Email. Facebook. Blogging.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Using FaceBook

Learning Visions

Im interested in how we could leverage that existing community for better communication, learning opportunities, networking, etc. Would the better approach be to create a real-closed community using something like Ning? Posted by Cammy Bean at 10:45 AM Labels: facebook , social networking 2comments: clarence said. Have you looked at ning? Clarence, I have looked a bit at Ning, mostly via Jay Crosss Ning group. Creating Social Presence in Online Classroom (ID. It didnt feel like FaceBook would have a lot of professional promise. Or Moodle?

Top 100 eLearning Items

Tony Karrer

Introducing The Conversation Prism eLearning Trends 2007 and 2008 TechCrunch White Label Social Networking Platforms Chart How to Insert YouTube Videos in PowerPoint Presentations LinkedIn Tips and Tweaks: Do More with your LinkedIn Account Introduction to Wikis, Blogs, Social Bookmarking, Social Networking and RSS Corporate Policies on Web 2.0 My Top 25 blogs for 2008 Blogging as Reflective Practice The Elearning Apprentice Part 2: A four-level framework for evaluating social network ROI. Tools Collaborative Learning Using Web 2.0

Social Media and Social Learning – Where R We now?

eLearning 24-7

You have probably been bombarded with lots of social learning surveys over the past few weeks. But to understand the topic, you first have to understand the basics – social media.  Because without it, you cannot have social learning. In order for social learning to exist you need to have the following: social media plus e-learning. And, let us clear up another point: social learning is not just social networking. hate when people see it as only Twitter, Facebook and Linkedin. Here is the latest data on social media (as of Oct.

Success Formula for Discussion Forums in Financial Services

Tony Karrer

This is in process. I’ll also reach out via twitter. also checked out Nancy White’s Communities and Networks site under Discussion Forums , Case Studies of Discussion Forums , and Community Building and Discussion Forums. I received a question this week related to Discussion Forums for Knowledge Sharing at Capital City Bank : I successfully launched a discussion forum for a small group of lending assistants within my bank. That forum is still up and running. They see the benefit of the tool in a strict learning environment, but have difficulty seeing its use in an expanded role.

Networks and Communities

Tony Karrer

Mercenary Rationale for Network Work & Learning As I discussed in Evaluating Performance of Concept Workers , evaluating the performance of a concept worker is difficult because there's no right answer and most often the evaluator knows less about the subject than the worker. Limits of Search In Value from Social Media , I looked at a scenario where I'm evaluating a particular solution for my company / organization. This is why I say that Leveraging Networks is Key Skill. Being ready to engage to seek conversation (network access). Are the conclusions reasonable?

What passes for work

Learning Rocks

I've just abandoned a post in which I wondered if it was time to ditch the 'e' in elearning. 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.

What passes for work

Learning Rocks

I've just abandoned a post in which I wondered if it was time to ditch the 'e' in elearning. 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.

Social Media and Social Learning – Where R We now?

eLearning 24-7

You have probably been bombarded with lots of social learning surveys over the past few weeks. But to understand the topic, you first have to understand the basics – social media.  Because without it, you cannot have social learning. In order for social learning to exist you need to have the following: social media plus e-learning. And, let us clear up another point: social learning is not just social networking. hate when people see it as only Twitter, Facebook and Linkedin. Here is the latest data on social media (as of Oct.

Creating a Vibrant Learning Community

Kapp Notes

Work, social life, sports, caring for parents, kids, animals, etc. But first we have to get over misconceptions about Social Media. But Facebook , LinkedIn , Ning and IntroNetworks are all great tools for having academically focused learning communities in an online setting. Even Twitter can be used. You cannot expect to create an empty space in a social network and expect to SHAZAM an active, vibrant community. Today I am presenting at Immaculata University on the topic of Creating a Vibrant Learning Community as part of a faculty workshop. Mentoring.

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. Collaborative learning using Captivate and Twitter - Adobe Captivate Blog , December 11, 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. Jing + Twitter = Magic!

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. Twitter Tips: for Teachers & Educators - Dont Waste Your Time , May 9, 2009. Creative Ways to Introduce Social Media to Your Team - Learning Putty , October 22, 2009. Random Web 2.0 Really.

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.&#. Most influential tweet / series of tweets / tweet based discussion: @lrnchat (#lrnchat) is a weekly (Thursday 8:30-10:00 pm ET) discussion on Twitter hosted by @marciamarcia , @quinnovator , @moehlert @koreenolbrish and @janebozarth.#lrnchat 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.&#