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The changing Web

Learning with e's

Social media - often referred to as Web 2.0 , or the participatory Web - is shaping up to be one of the most important tool sets available to support the promotion of change in education. Almost everyone, it seems, is using some element of social media in the planning, development, delivery, management or evaluation of teaching and learning. Yesterday's post can be found at this link.

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Self-paced Learners Meet Social Software: An Exploration of Learners’ Attitudes, Expectations and Experience

George Siemens

Several years ago, I read a post on Terry Anderson’s blog about social media as a killer app for distance learning (I can find his paper online, but not the original blog post). The concept is important: many learners are involved in self-paced distance education and social media can help improve learner success by improving learner’s connectedness to each other. The paper details how distance learning students rank traditional information provision tools (video lectures, podcasts) higher than networked learning tools like blogs, Twitter, etc.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): "Using Open Source Social Software as Digital Library Interface" (D-Lib Magazine)

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Top Ten AntiSpyware Apps from CNET | Main | Semi-Daily Quote/Lyric/Words of Others » March 26, 2008 "Using Open Source Social Software as Digital Library Interface" (D-Lib Magazine) ( LINK ) "This article investigates the use of social software applications indigital library environments. It examines the use of blogging softwareas an interface to digital library content stored in a separaterepository. Clay Shirky My latest additions to del.icio.us del.icio.us

Podcasting - Twitter - Media - Best of eLearning Learning

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The following are the top items from featured sources based on social signals. Social Software Adoption - eLearning Technology , August 10, 2009. Podcasting for E-Learning: Introduction to Audio Production - The E-Learning Curve , August 11, 2009. Jakob Nielsen on social networks on the intranet - Clive on Learning , August 12, 2009. The following are the top items based on social signals. Podcasting (15). Podcasting for E-Learning: Introduction to Audio Production , August 11, 2009. Best of eLearning Learning. Featured Sources. We are!

Emerging Mondays

Learning with e's

I'm taking part in a live podcast on Monday evening for Pontydysgu using Skype direct from my new wireless laptop, if I can get the blasted software to download. I'm going to be talking about social software and open content for e-learning, and will be in conversation with the show's host, Graham Attwell. Tags: Pontydysgu social software Graham Attwell Skype This was a session I agreed to do with Graham earlier this week whilst attending the Edumedia conference in Salzburg. Just one thing though, Graham. I'm now working for the University of Plymouth.

CONCEDE Project

Learning with e's

Students are using social networking sites to post up their content, including text, images and links they would like to keep and share. Podcasts and other pushed services are on the increase, particularly for recorded lectures, useful for thise who either couldn't attend a lesson, or who would like revisit what was said during the session. User generated content is everywhere.

All A-Twitter

aLearning

And what does that mean for using Twitter as an element in your social learning mix? In any case… What does this mean for using Twitter in social learning? So here’s a study of note: Terry Anderson (Athabasca University), Bruno Poellhuber (University of Montreal) and Ross McKerlich (Centerboard Strategic Learning) have published the results of their study in the article, “Self-paced Learners Meet Social Software: An Exploration of Learners’ Attitudes, Expectations, and Experience&# ( you can read this report online here. Add some statistics.

Mobile Learning - 7 Interesting Patterns

The Learning Generalist

In fact the reading experience on the Kindle is so social that it gives me the opportunity to share my thoughts about what I'm reading , with my social network - anytime, anywhere. Podcasting and Portable Media At DevLearn, I had the pleasure of meeting Inge De Waard , who has really pushed the envelope of elearning by taking mobile learning to South America. Here's a tutorial.

Casting the pod

Learning with e's

I have just been alerted to a new podcast available here that covers my presentation on self-organised learning and Web 2.0 talk about mentoring, personalised learning, nomadic learning, and how blogs and wikis can be used in teacher education, and I explore the idea behind using social software to support professional learning. Have a listen and let me know what you think.

Twemes means memes

Learning with e's

Graham Attwell, Veronica Hornung-Praser and I have just done a session on mobile self organised learning which will be podcast by Graham via his Bazaar webcasting service later this week. The weather is a little cooler today, but the discussion is just as hot, centred upon self organised learning and social software. fabulous idea in every way!

Why Corporate Training is Broken And How to Fix It

Jay Cross

What worked twenty years ago doesn’t work well in the social, always-on, networked world of business we now inhabit. The social revolution of the 1960s gave rise to the concept that learning is individual. People at the big events are talking about informal learning, social learning, simulations, webinars, mobile, virtual classrooms, community, interactivity, and web 2.0.

Faceworking

Learning with e's

Should we try to use social networking services such as Facebook and Myspace as serious educational tools, or should they remain the domain of informal chat and backstage antics? Neil Selwyn and Lyndsay Grant are to be applauded for bringing together an excellent, very readable special issue of the journal which focuses on Learning and Social Software.

EDEN saw play.

Learning with e's

Deborah Everhart (Georgetown University, USA) followed, with a session on social bookmarking, using Blackboard MLE tools. followed as the third speaker, with my session on wikis and collaborative learning, and the session was capped off by an overview of social software from Antonio Huertas (Open University of Catalonia, Spain) who dealt with 'Wikis, blogs and tagging in education'. Papers on podcasting, mobile technologies and Multi-player Games along with a super paper entitled 'How to cope with the complexity of Web 2.0 I'm thinking about the Web 2.0

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Knowledge and Learning In The News - 4/17/2006

Big Dog, Little Dog

Podcast numbers cut through hype - BBC. Create and share your own socials software. Modern social software could be the key to building effective enterprise knowledge systems. He Said She Said -- Perspective and Perception in Podcasting (Podcast) - Zxplanazine. In order for podcasting to realize its real potential in education, both perspective and perception will need to be altered. Reinventing the intranet - InfoWorld. ACU uses iPod for distance learning - ipodnn.

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 Tools - A Summary PR 2.0:

Ten Technology Strategies for 2008 via Gartner Group

Kapp Notes

Social Software --Wikis, blogs, podcasts. Over at ComputerWorld , an article titled Gartner's top 10 strategic technologies for 2008:Whether you incorporate these technologies or not, they're not going away, the research firm says Here are three items from the list: Green IT --I don't view this as too much of a stretch.you want to catch attention now a days, add green infront of anything.just like the letter "e" oh so long ago. This seems obvious. Especially as more and more people adopt these technologies.

Are Web 2.0 tools designed to support learning?

IDiot

To help integrate into the formal structure of training delivery, trainers and learners have to tweak and modify them with the features and functions to support training-related tasks.). 3) Categories of ‘affordances’ associated with Web 2.0 or social software: • Connectivity. tools should enable learners to scribble notes, make annotation on the video or the image, and rip information bytes from the videos, podcast or audio files. Whether it is Web 1.0 or Web 2.0 Today, I came across a case study that evaluates the pedagogical affordances of web 2.0 technologies. Web 2.0

Playing in the Digital Sandbox

In the Middle of the Curve

The fear that we'll learn how to podcast and it will turn out to just be a fad. What if you put up a social software tool and no one comes. Paul Fender hints that it's not just the desire for control that prevents us from adopting web 2.0 tools, but fear of failure. The fear that we'll stick up a wiki and no one will use it. The fear that we'll start blogging and run out of things to say (not a problem for me ). And, as illustrated by the too lengthy story above. In my Moodle install, I've put in some forums. I've been asked about wikis, blogs, and chat spaces.

Changing Roles for Educators (CCK08: Paper 2)

Learnadoodledastic

What a lot of current modern day teachers in higher education may not be aware of is the affordances of modern day social software tools and the powerful learning potential for students when they participate, collaborate, share, create, re-invent and connect. Institutions slow to recognize and cultivate social networking cultures will eventually suffer a competitive disadvantage.

Knowledge and Learning In The News - 11/24/2006

Big Dog, Little Dog

Debunking three lies about social software - Using Wiki in Education. Three lies about social software is a great piece in which JP Rangaswami examines three lies about social software that need to be debunked. To the idea that social software causes groupthink, Rangaswami counters that social software actually relies on the aggregation of ideas from people with common interests, but not necessarily common views. Social Networking: myspace.com, orkut.com. 6. Software: sourceforge.net. 8. PDF File. Web 2.0:

Boundary Changes

Learning with e's

We invite papers on the digital divide, e-learning methods and case studies, mobile and pervasive technologies, digital games, multi-user virtual environments, informal learning, new classroom technologies (PDAs interactive whiteboards, etc), personal learning environments, visual media (videoconference, digital photography), e-portfolios and social software (wikis, blogs, podcasting, etc).

#DL10 Social Learning in Practice

In the Middle of the Curve

Presentation: Social Learning in Practice: Separating Truth from Myth, Reality from Hype Presenter: Lance Dublin Using the concept to solve a business problem. Questions - How to do it - Reasonable expectations - return on investment - Benefits v pitfalls - Risk, reward and revenue - Examples - Practical application Context - environment, framework, everything around us - sets up our expectations Social learning - have you ever asked question of someone else? We have used social learning. We just may not have used the social media technologies. Not in a classroom.

Web 2.0 again

Learning with e's

workshop which is being run by James Clay (Gloucestershire College), and we are exploring a range of social software tools. James is asking us all to report back at the end of the session using a variety of tools, including blogs, podcasts and YouTube videos. I'm sat in the Web 2.0 He has set up a blog called Molenet which everyone is posting their responses into. Everyone is asking the right questions, and everyone is realising that there are probably more questions than answers. Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e's.

Top 7 topics at this year's ALT-C

Learning with e's

Social Software 25 VLEs 24 Blogs 20 Mobile learning 19 Social networking 18 Wikis 16 No surprises really. In preparation for the forthcoming ALT-C 2007 conference, I glanced over the content of papers, posters, workshops and symposia on offer. It interested me to see that some key topics have emerged as the front runners for discussion. quick trawl of titles and keywords revealed these top 7 favourite topics: e-Learning 31 Web 2.0 could this be a sign of the decline of this old term? Has distance education now been overhauled in the glittering world of learning technology?

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my journey into social media and why I became an evangelist

Ignatia Webs

Karyn Romeis is working on a dissertation exploring the impact of the use of social media on the professional practice of learning professionals. The questions she would like to see answered: How did you get started with social media? How did I get started with social media? This resulted in a podcast with a couple of other people that also started studying again.

Salzburg, Soccer and Sachertort

Learning with e's

Ralf Appelt has posted a useful blog reporting on the highlights of the event, and Graham Attwell's team are cooking up a whole host of sounds and interviews from the conference for podcast. A lot of decent things came out of Edumedia 2008 this week in Salzburg. Adesigna's Flickr photos are particularly evocative (this picture of the river at night is simply beautiful). shaven heads.

Knowledge and Learning In The News - 11/23/2006

Big Dog, Little Dog

Connections: Social and mobile tools for enhancing learning - The Knowledge Tree. The use of social software (Web 2.0) and digital mobile tools are two of the latest trends in new teaching and learning practice that enable this connectedness and have demonstrably positive effects on learning. Includes podcast and PDF. Top 10 Learning Ideas to Try with Mobile Devices Mobile Learning. personal list of the most powerful and innovative learning approaches that can be achieved using digital mobile technologies. The Hoarding/Sharing Instinct - CommuNitelligence. PDF file.

A Bersin and Associates Social Network?

Learning on the Leading Edge

Last year’s conference was highly successful, and it also served as the focal point for our organization’s first experimentation with community building and enterprise social software. Mzinga , an enterprise social software vendor with a long history in the Learning & Development space (formerly the LMS provider Knowledge Planet), provided the platform for our attempt at a conference-focused community site. You will be able to download a podcast of that conversation here soon. Tags: collaboration social networking How did it go?

A Bersin and Associates Social Network?

Learning on the Leading Edge

Last year’s conference was highly successful, and it also served as the focal point for our organization’s first experimentation with community building and enterprise social software. Mzinga , an enterprise social software vendor with a long history in the Learning & Development space (formerly the LMS provider Knowledge Planet), provided the platform for our attempt at a conference-focused community site. You will be able to download a podcast of that conversation here soon. Tags: collaboration social networking How did it go?

A Bersin and Associates Social Network?

Learning on the Leading Edge

Last year’s conference was highly successful, and it also served as the focal point for our organization’s first experimentation with community building and enterprise social software. Mzinga , an enterprise social software vendor with a long history in the Learning & Development space (formerly the LMS provider Knowledge Planet), provided the platform for our attempt at a conference-focused community site. You will be able to download a podcast of that conversation here soon. Tags: collaboration social networking How did it go?

A Bersin and Associates Social Network?

Learning on the Leading Edge

Last year’s conference was highly successful, and it also served as the focal point for our organization’s first experimentation with community building and enterprise social software. Mzinga , an enterprise social software vendor with a long history in the Learning & Development space (formerly the LMS provider Knowledge Planet), provided the platform for our attempt at a conference-focused community site. You will be able to download a podcast of that conversation here soon. Tags: collaboration social networking How did it go?

World Health 2.0

Learning with e's

tools, mashups and aggregators to predict localised social trends such as flu epidemics. have to admit I was inspired when I first heard of the concept of Techno-social Predictive Analysis (TPA), and even more intrigued when I saw how it worked. Keywords: Social Web; Web 2.0; social software: An enabling suite of sociable technologies in health and healthcare education.

SharePoint and the LMS - Time to Converge?

Learning on the Leading Edge

Also available is a Podcasting Kit that organizations such as British Telecom are already using to support social learning. In the meantime, LMS providers may begin to realize what the Enterprise Social Software providers have already realized. For more on the Enterprise Social Software market, see our industry study.). In the Enterprise Social Software market, many providers have chosen to openly partner with Microsoft , marketing pre-built integrations with SharePoint. These interactions are not simply one-way dumps of knowledge.

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SharePoint and the LMS - Time to Converge?

Learning on the Leading Edge

Also available is a Podcasting Kit that organizations such as British Telecom are already using to support social learning. In the meantime, LMS providers may begin to realize what the Enterprise Social Software providers have already realized. For more on the Enterprise Social Software market, see our industry study.). In the Enterprise Social Software market, many providers have chosen to openly partner with Microsoft , marketing pre-built integrations with SharePoint. These interactions are not simply one-way dumps of knowledge.

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SharePoint and the LMS - Time to Converge?

Learning on the Leading Edge

Also available is a Podcasting Kit that organizations such as British Telecom are already using to support social learning. In the meantime, LMS providers may begin to realize what the Enterprise Social Software providers have already realized. For more on the Enterprise Social Software market, see our industry study.). In the Enterprise Social Software market, many providers have chosen to openly partner with Microsoft , marketing pre-built integrations with SharePoint. These interactions are not simply one-way dumps of knowledge.

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Learning with 'e's: Mashing it up

Learning with e's

Interest is growing about how social software tools can provide added value to the learning process, and this is reflected in the growing literature on the topic. 2006) Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts and other Powerful Web Tools for Classrooms. So I have put together a title and an abstract which I hope fits the bill. Here it is, awaiting your comments. In this paper, Web 2.0 mashup

The Emperor's new clothes?

Learning with e's

podcast of this discussion will be posted up onto e-Learning Stuff next Sunday, 30th November. Not everyone wants to ditch them in favour of a patch-work, do-it-yourself approach to using social software, even if it could ultimately benefit learners more. I'm grateful to all those who have commented on my recent ' Monkey Business' post. So, the jury is still out on VLEs.