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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. Twitter. 1968).

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. Twitter. 1968).

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? So no facilitator should not be able to manipulate Twitter!

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Build Your Own Twitter

Bottom-Line Performance

I came across a great new service, similar to Ning. Basically, it’s a “build your own&# Twitter. ShoutEm allows you build a public or private microblog network, that you can connect to your Facebook account, a Ning site, or even Twitter. It allows you to create your own microblog. Now you have 140 characters to craft your own community. And, of course, it’s free. This would be a great tool for groups focused on one topic. Check it out and let me know what you think!

10Q: Steven Anderson

Learning with e's

He was co-creator of the Twitter weekly discussion group #Edchat and he hosts the Web 2.0 Most recently he was selected to be a panelist at the #140 Conference in Los Angeles, organized by Vonage founder Jeff Pulver where he discussed the impact of Twitter and other social media on education. education social media Twitter Steven Anderson EdchatSteven W. He is an instigator.

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. Using Technology.

Reflections on Twitter and social networking

Clark Quinn

I’ve been using Twitter for a number of weeks now, and that, combined with several recent social networking activities prompted this reflection.  Twitter is a different story; described as micro-blogging, it’s more immediate, more a pointer.  And Ning’s quite interesting  too.  However, they’re beginning to turn into one big Ning mass that I have trouble differentiating.  It’s just having to remember to go to all these different places.  I suspect I need to spend more time getting the notifications right. What am I missing

Seven Things I Learned This Year

Tony Karrer

Twitter is Much Better than I Thought for Learning I used to say during presentations that I wasn’t quite sure about twitter as a learning tool. During 2010, I’ve been ramping up my use of twitter as a learning tool. I’ve had to find ways to filter the flow and figure out when/how to reach out. It was definitely helpful to spend time going through Twitter for Learning – 55 Great Articles. 2. And every year I use this as a Big Question – see: Learning 2010. A lot of it is thinking through where my thinking has changed over the course of the year. for more on this. 7.

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. Twitter. 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. eLearnin.

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. Training Zone.

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.

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 easygenerator we use a blog, twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook too, we even have our own youtube channel. write my blog in WordPress and use LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter to announce new post. actively started using LinkedIn (my first social media site) in 2004.

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.

How our learning theories shape how we use technology for learning

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

For me it is obvious that Twitter can be an important learning instrument but if see you learning as acquiring new knowledge it is less obvious. ''T witter is not about learning. 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). Lesson?

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The Impact of Social Media in the Workplace

CLO Magazine

This definition indicates a spectrum of technologies much larger than just Facebook, Twitter and other networking sites. The most popular social media tools include: Facebook, LinkedIn, blogs, Twitter, Yelp, Google Documents, wikis, Skype and online chat (e.g., Twitter: Sharing articles relevant to a specific topic. Ning): Allowing a place for geographically dispersed people to connect and share knowledge. Social media continues to grow, as do the discussions regarding its application within the realm of business and learning. tools (e.g., blogs, wikis, YouTube).

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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.

How to Harness Informal Learning

Rob Hubbard

might, for example, seek the answer to a question via a Google or YouTube search, Twitter or by tapping into my online networks. 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. Informal learning, like the scenario above, takes place constantly in most organisations.

My Learning Tools

ID Reflections

And this is what I found after some random scribbling, reflection, dialogue with self, and head scratching… I have listed the tools in their order of frequency of usage ( at least now and this is liable to change )… What do I receive (tangible and intangible)/how do I use each of the tools… Twitter : 1. There are also Ning and Wikis but I have not started using these very actively.

Keeping Up - April's Big Question

eLearning Cyclops

For me it is a blog community and following many experts on Twitter. 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. Not only am I often made aware of new tools, but also get opinions, tips, and examples of their use. Many of the blogs I follow are part of the  eLearningLearning community.

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. Option 3: Your own social network platform like Ning , group site , grou.ps , Socialgo , collectivex , MINDZ. Ning for instance doesnot have an easy file sharing possibility and groupsite does. It is free (with ads), you do not have to install anything, it is easy to manage, so you're ready in a few minutes. Possibility 1.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: eLearning Brand Name Recognition?

Learning Visions

Whatever your analogy. A few weeks ago I did a very informal query on Twitter, asking people what were their favorite eLearning brands. Responses varied, but this is what came back: Captivate Articulate Camtasia SnagIt Ning Fireworks Adobe Lectora Google And the eLearning Guild got a few mentions Granted, this was a moment in time on Twitter, so were probably talking about a particular sector of the universe that replied to my question.but.nonetheless.what stands out about this list? I see a listing of products and tools. The eLearning industry is a weird beast. Hey, Derek.

LearnTrends: Personal Knowledge Management

Experiencing eLearning

Twitter. If you follow dull people on Twitter, Twitter will be boring. He is collecting his “best of Twitter&# in his “Friday Finds&# each week. These are my live blogged notes from Harold Jarche’s LearnTrends session on Personal Knowledge Management. My side comments are in italics. Sense-making with PKM. When he moved to consulting and didn’t have an IT department and those resources, he realized he had to do something different. Idea from Will Richardson: what do you do when you read a blog post and come across an interesting few sentences?

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

eLearning Learning Posts

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. facebook and twitter). Best of eLearning Learning. June 2010. Another great month for eLearning content. found I disagreed with Kate’s view on a number of points, and stand on the other side of the fence from her argument for a number of reasons. don’t want anyone to get me wrong. like Kate a lot. Seriously.

Effective Web Conferences – 41 Resources

Tony Karrer

Online Facilitation, Twitter, Backchannel and Keynotes - Full Circle , February 24, 2010 The topic was “ Online Facilitation: 14 years on. Online Conference Formats - eLearning Technology , April 23, 2009 Also, if you are interested in future conferences , please go sign up on the Learn Trends Ning Group. Twitter Conference Ideas - eLearning Technology , January 30, 2009 Twitter has become a pretty great tool to help with socializing at conferences. There will be more information coming around the use of Twitter at the conference. Below are some helpful tips.

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eLearning Learning – March 1 – 15 2009

Tony Karrer

Top Items Communities of Practice Online Education - Introducing the Microlecture Format — Open Education Tips for facilitators in Ning Social vs. Not - Pictorally 50 Practical Tips & Tricks to Build Better E-Learning Desire2Blog: Student Introductions in Online Courses IRIS Model New roles for former trainers Aggregation Types Workplace Learning in 10 Years Manchester United embraces m-learning elearning, strategically M-Learning: Challenges to E-Learning Pro’s Are you playing the role of the Subject Matter Expert instead of the Instructional Designer? Browse eLearning Content

Top 75 eLearning Posts - May 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

Using Twitter to deliver a collaborative keynote - Jane Hart - Pick of the Day , May 23, 2010 My posting last Thursday explained how I was in Athlone, Ireland to deliver a keynote to the Irish Learning Technology Association’s EdTech10 conference.  Using Twitter in a face-to-face Workshop - Social Media in Learning , May 2, 2010 I’ve just been reading yet another article that expresses the view that Twitter is a trivial, inconsequential tool and has no place in learning, so I thought I’d write this posting on my experiences of  using Twitter in a face-to-face Workshop.

E-Learning Uncovered | Blog

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.

Free e-Learning Stuff

Kapp Notes

Of course you also have gmail, Twitter , Wikispaces , Facebook , Ning and a host of cool Web 2.0 With all this talk about economic disaster, I thought I'd offer some "free e-learning stuff" to help make your day/week/month a little brighter. If we all posted a few free things then each of us could benefit each other and expand our own knowledge as well as others.a tools.

eLearning Brand Name Recognition?

Learning Visions

Whatever your analogy. A few weeks ago I did a very informal query on Twitter, asking people what were their favorite eLearning brands. Responses varied, but this is what came back: Captivate Articulate Camtasia SnagIt Ning Fireworks Adobe Lectora Google And the eLearning Guild got a few mentions Granted, this was a moment in time on Twitter, so we're probably talking about a particular sector of the universe that replied to my question.but.nonetheless.what stands out about this list? I see a listing of products and tools. The eLearning industry is a weird beast.

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.

Getting Help

Tony Karrer

Ning or LinkedIn Groups LinkedIn to find individuals LinkedIn to ask questions - via Answers Twitter (only if you've participated quite a bit) The issue with Twitter and posting questions through a blog is that you only will get responses from your existing audience. My post New Work is about changes in work skills. One of the bigger changes in work skills have to do with getting help. Today I posted a request for reader input in my blog because I didn't know where else I could ask for help from people outside my company. Some suggestions: Discussion groups (TrDev, ???)

eLearning Learning Hot List Feb 1-14

Tony Karrer

Items HP Learning Center - free online software, business, marketing and IT classes for small and medium business Pedagogy - MoodleDocs Keywords Learning Technologies Social Media Hosting Twitter iPhone Ning Adobe Sun Google TechKnowledge ASTD Notes on the list. Hot List - 2/1/2009 - 2/14/2009 Posts Mathemagenic " PhD conclusions in a thousand words: blogging practices of knowledge workers A Guide to Social Learning What Goes in the LMS? The posts come from the primary sources for this group. Other items come from other sources.

We participate and therefore we are

ID Reflections

Thus, our natural urge to share, discuss, construct knowledge make us use applications like Twitter to share information thus building our own microcosm of similarly interested people. Twitter, Facebook, Ning, etc., As John Seely Brown says, ~Instead of “ I think therefore I am ”, it is “We participate and therefore we are” ~ Social learning has always been around. Recession 2.

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

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

We managed to let people connect beforehand through a platform (ning ) and afterwards link participants to other networks or initiatives (like the outcome mapping community ). the exception was the twitter wall- people not on twitter didn't really get it and I can't help sympathizing with them) From the experience and various sources I've collected I can distill seven important lessons: Use social media to find and connect your event to existing (online) communities. Last year we experimented with a ning platform, a twitter account and a few videos.