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What is Ning (and what can I use it for)?

Dont Waste Your Time

I’ve used Ning, I’ve read and talked about Ning, but I haven’t’ actually put any thought to what it is or how I can get the most out of it. Ning is “a platform for creating your own social network&# , and leaving you in control of all aspects of it (public/private, tools, etc). Blogging Collaboration Ning PLE PLN Social Media Social Network Technology Wiki You start by working [.]. Academia 2.0

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?

How to Harness Informal Learning

Rob Hubbard

Ning network), using wikis and blogs. If a question is coming up again and again on a wiki or network, it can also help to identify areas where more formal training is needed, making that side of organisational learning more effective and responsive as well. Picture the scene… an increasingly frustrated Bob is trying to work out where a particular field is on a database.

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.

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. In a short workshop you will make other considerations when choosing social media usage than a long term project or network, where you can invest in learning to work with a wiki.

Using Social Media for Learning: Tools & Practices #BHsocialmedia

Learning Visions

Used Microsoft SharePoint – blogs, wikis, messaging, polls, surveys, RSS feeds (get alerted when content is updated). 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! It’s now available on demand as it’s needed.

Learning Tools: for the Educator/Teacher

Dont Waste Your Time

Carrying on from my previous post on “Learning Tools: for the Learner&# Jane Hart has produced the following list for the best  tools for learning professionals (in no particular order) to help them create learning solutions: Delicious Twitter Skype SlideShare Google (Reader, Docs, Search) Audacity Moodle Ning PowerPoint Snagit This is a really good list of some very good tools. And here comes the but … most of these [.].

Social Networking Tools, Education and Groupwork

Learnadoodledastic

Whilst blogs and wikis can be the focus of particular learning activities, it’s a social networking environment that fosters the emotional well being and incidental learning that can be so useful to the morale and learning of individual students. Facebook and Ning How can one go about setting up an appropriate social network? And although it feels good to use, my feelings are that it does not offer as good a level of organization of personal resources (photo’s, videos) as a ning based social network. Access to external wikis is made easy from within the network.

15 Top Learning, Technology & Media Links: Weekly Digest – 16

Upside Learning

Here are handouts, lesson plans, worksheets, websites, blogs, wikis, forums and nings in digital storytelling that you need for teaching & learning. 5. The second generation of the iPad is here. iPad 2, with its multitude of features and functionalities (a notch higher than its parent), is a boon for tech-hungry classrooms. Get the entire lowdown right here. Digital Storytelling.

The Impact of Social Media in the Workplace

CLO Magazine

blogs, wikis, YouTube). The most popular social media tools include: Facebook, LinkedIn, blogs, Twitter, Yelp, Google Documents, wikis, Skype and online chat (e.g., 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. 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.

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Seven Things I Learned This Year

Tony Karrer

Twitter for Learning – 55 Great Articles Wikis and Learning – 60 Resources Teaching Online Courses – 60 Great Resources Top 10 eLearning Predictions for 2010 Top 35 Articles on eLearning Strategy Open Source eLearning Tools 19 Tips for Effective Online Conferences Effective Web Conferences – 41 Resources Augmented Reality for Learning eLearning Conferences 2011 Creative Commons Use in For-Profit Company eLearning? 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.

1st update on 10 Tools Challenge 2013

Jane Hart

BLOGGING & WIKI TOOLS. Wiki.  30- Wikispaces  32- Google Sites  88- PB Works. 3. social networks.  22- Edmodo  85- Buddypress  63- Ning. So, if you are looking for some ideas, then here are the Top 100 Tools 2012 , organised into 12 different categories. You might want to select tools from different categories or else explore a number within the same category. 1.

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.

LSG Webinar - Choosing the right social and collaboration platform for learning

The Learning Generalist

I'm kinda interested in what could be a low-cost Ning replacement. Jan'es asking us whether we're just curious about social learning or are we looking for a Ning alternative or if we're just evaluating platform. Don says that Ning is great for bulletin board style stuff but not project collaboration. 3. Ease of set up - Ning scores highly on this 8. like this Jane!

ASTD Central Iowa Presentation Resources

Kapp Notes

Wiki resources: Wikispaces PB Wiki Social Networking Links Ning Facebook LinkedIn __ Catalog of Recommended Books, Games and Gadgets Recommended Games and Gadgets Recommended Books Content GuideHere are links and resources mentioned during the presentation: Find out what level of "Gamer" you are with Gamer Rater. Avoiding Death by PowerPoint. Tell a story with your slides. meet Jessica View more presentations from bengardner135.

Lessons from an early MOOC

Learning and Working on the Web

Wikis. note that the platform we used, Ning, began charging for service in 2010, so the resource is no longer available]. As Ning was shutting down its free service, I tried to capture some of the resources we had created, like the Introduction to Social Networking. We did this for the eLearning Guild as a run-up to the annual DevLearn conference. Social Bookmarks. Blogs.

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

The Learning Generalist

If all you want to do is create a walled garden where along with your course resources, you can provide students an opportunity to have discussions, collaborate using blogs, wikis and collective databases, you're better off using one of the modern LMS's such as Moodle. Grou.ps - The Ning Replacement Grou.ps is cool - grou.ps is easy. Just like that - at the click of a button. Ready?

ZaidLearn: A Free Learning Tool for Every Learning Problem?

ZaidLearn

Connect with Ning Social Networking tool? Twitter Wiki tool? Wikispaces (Wiki Tool). skip to main | skip to sidebar. Wednesday, April 2. Free Learning Tool for Every Learning Problem? want a FREE : Easy-to-use and secure Internet browser? Firefox e-Mail system? Gmail Social bookmarking tool? del.icio.us Diigo Tool to translate text or a webpage? Omea Reader Online RSS reader?

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.

My Learning Tools

ID Reflections

There are also Ning and Wikis but I have not started using these very actively. I just finished reading Harold Jarche’s post: Seek, Sense, Share In the post, he talks about how seeking information, then applying our personal sense-making filters to it, and finally sharing it helps us to see the interconnections, patterns and the larger whole. Responses to queries 3.

Using SharePoint

Tony Karrer

Using SharePoint for Event Planning & Organizing Just like we used a Wiki one year and Ning another to support the online conference LearnTrends , SharePoint can be used to manage all types of events, especially internal events. I've been having fabulous conversations about using SharePoint. SharePoint is so flexible and the documentation for it is so big and diverse, that a big part of my goals have been to understand the different ways that training organizations are using SharePoint. In my post SharePoint Examples there are some great examples in the comments. were similar.

Daily Bookmarks 05/14/2008

Experiencing eLearning

Sage Advice on Wiki Adoption: Keys to Success. Best practices for wiki adoption in organizations: Start with what you already do. tags: wiki , community , orgculture. Observations from the beginning of a high school project with Ning, Animoto, and Flickr. Most of the insight is around how Ning facilitates conversations between students and lets the teacher join the discussion. Students are engaged with Ning; they are personalizing their spaces and giving each other constructive feedback. The Many Hats of an Instructional Designer. Find the Champions.

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.

Remote Collaboration

Tony Karrer

also heavily use Wikis, especially when the desired result is a set of web pages. recommend pbWiki as an easy to use Wiki solution. 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.

Web 2.0 Applications in Learning

Tony Karrer

There were about 7 examples mentioned including Intuit using a Wiki-like system for customers to ask questions/get advice around taxes, using a group blog with students prior to a formal learning event, the US Army's use of collaboration tools to share best practices in Iraq, and several others. Question 1 - What are the most likely ways / places your organization might or does use Blogs, Wikis, Social Bookmarking, Social Networking or Collaboration Tools? 20,000 wikis with more than 100,000 users. How do you know what gets put onto a Wiki is okay to distribute?

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An Exploration of Social Networking

Learnadoodledastic

for teaching and Learning: The basics - blogs, wikis and tagging I guess that we can say the learning has begun. These are Blogs, wikis and tagging with the emphasis on social bookmarking. The use of the Ning network on the face of it, (once technical difficulties are resolved) is a much better option. Ning networks include the web 2.0 technologies. solution.

Listing of Business and Enterprise 2.0 Social Networking

Vignettes Learning

Listing of Business and Enterprise 2.0

Effective Web Conferences – 41 Resources

Tony Karrer

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. link] I also ran across this good post: Conference Survival Guide for the Web Worker with some good suggestions Conference Wiki Examples - eLearning Technology , November 25, 2008 Someone asked me for an example of a conference using a Wiki both for organizers during planning, evaluating proposed sessions, etc. Below are some helpful tips. Moderation would be a small part of several people’s jobs. &#.

TCC09 Keynote: Global Collaboration in the Web 2.0 World

Experiencing eLearning

Collaborating on a wiki isn’t the same as writing on a blog. Communicate = Ning. Collaborate = Wiki. Sue’s wiki to support teachers building PLNs. 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. My notes in italics. With Web 2.0

Weekly Bookmarks (4/12/2010)

Experiencing eLearning

Presentation on teaching online with VoiceThread & Ning, including survey results with learner perspectives on how these tools helped create a sense of community. tags : e-learning , education , instructionaldesign , teaching , voicethread , ning , web2.0 , community , lms. Students contributed possible questions on a wiki, then decided as a group what the top questions would be for me to answer. NCVER – E-learning in Australia and Korea: Learning from practice. The way in which the teacher and the learner utilise the technology continues to be important.&#.

#IeL09 The Social Web and Learning

In the Middle of the Curve

Social Web aps (social networks, blogs, wikis, rss feeds, social bookmarking, multimedia and file sharing, podcasts, mashup networks. Knowledge being built within the comment walls. - Saw evidence of community-building Used the Ning discussion boards - With trigger questions - Did NOT want to be a course "here's a tool, go create account" No debate about value, pros, cons, problems for implementation. The Wiki - tried to use the wiki for discussion in the course - Didn't leave a lot of structure. the ususal suspects.) Web 2.0 largely unstructured. Providing links.

new course on education2.0 or eLearning 2.0

Ignatia Webs

Here's what we'll be covering: Week 1- Social Networking --Ning, LinkedIn and Facebook If you have specific questions about social networks that we should address as part of this module, please leave them for us here. The last couple off weeks have been quite frantic with following courses, writing articles, planning an intense training workshop. tools for learning.

More of my Blogging

Learnadoodledastic

Tools · 90 days free use of online Survey Software · Betty Collis Seminar - "Wikis: Flavour of the month or the tool that can change learning · Google Calendar · Reasons to use Ning · Social Bookmarking - Are you doing it, if not why not? During the course of my study I have also been contributing to the DMU pathfinder blog. The pathfinder research project of which I am a participant is investigating the use of web 2.0 technology throughout the institution. have made 20 contributions to this blog. My contributions can be found here [link]. Thanks Nick Allsop · Students 2.0 Web 2.0

Tools Used

Clark Quinn

delicious, Picassa, Ning, Google Docs/Google Apps, Second Life, Blogger, iGoogle, orkut, FriendFeed, Internal workplace community, PBWiki, Xing, Digg, Friendster (really?), But we clearly missed an opportunity to ask about community tools like Ning. I've been working with Steve Wexler and the eLearningGuild on the eLearning 2.0 survey and report. More coming on this.

Training Design

Tony Karrer

Yes, you can think of Blogs, Wikis, etc. for Learning Professionals Course , we settled on using Ning and it's various capabilities as part of the delivery pattern. Maybe we are providing a Wiki and conducting a barn raising session? Oh, and I called it Learning Design in the diagrams, but I'm afraid that it's really more about Training Design. Now the interesting part.

Social Media and Learning: Implications

Learning and Working on the Web

I’m continuing on my theme of capturing what we learned during our Work Literacy online workshop in 2008, before Ning pulls the plug on us. Wikis need to be extremely focused on real tasks/projects in order to be adopted. Previous posts have discussed several aspects of what we learned and I’d like to review some of the summative commentary. What questions still linger? Jason Willensky – “Will we be forced to chase hot tools and social platforms to stay competitive… is this an ever-expanding universe of tech goodies? Thinking about learning.

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. There are several different online social networks, but for our purposes, we’ll focus on the three that tend to be used the most by learning professionals–Facebook, LinkedIn and Ning. Ning is what’s referred to as a “white label” network–anyone can use the Ning platform to create their own social network related to a particular topic or area of interest.