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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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The survival of higher education (3): The Social Web

Learning with e's

Below are four reasons why the Social Web and associated media are changing higher education. Firstly.the Social Web connects people together At Plymouth University, we very quickly began to explore the ways Social Web tools could support our students. MentorBlog: Connecting Students and their Mentors using Social Software. Continues tomorrow. Yeomans, P. 2008).

Challenging the status quo

Learning and Working on the Web

Speaking of status quo , Thierry de Baillon has an interesting perspective on the hidden power of renegade networks : While one of social software’s goal is to harness freeform communication to facilitate knowledge sharing, this kind of tacit knowledge, mostly learned by doing or exchanged nearly in secret between peers, is quite never shared. question. complexity Work

SMBs and Social Learning Technologies

Janet Clarey

SMBs & Social Media (Sum Total). Other notes: Definition of social media vary among attendees (~160). Noted main difference between main stream media and social media. Social media enables everyone to publish/access info inexpensively. Where we are today: Primary forms of social learning technologies used in corporations today appear to be e-mail, live online learning (Web conferencing), threaded discussion, and collaborative content development. Most learning professionals view social media as valuable to learners, and usage is growing. Alonso, F.,

First, kill all the instructors

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

This morning I received an email asking… How are people using social software to support learning? think most of us agree that there is an important social dimension to learning. But in what ways do social software applications such as LinkedIn and FaceBook help people to learn? I am an active FaceBook user (but only with friends and family) and am making more use of LinkedIn, but I don’t find either particularly effective in supporting my learning or the small circles of people that I learn with. Tags: social working_smarter Just fooling.

Turn and face the strain

Learning with e's

particular emphasis on Web Enhanced Learning (WEL) approaches will be made and strategies for university-wide adoption of social software (Web 2.0) Formal and Informal Learning This emerges through formal and informal learner activities such as online discussion, user generated content, active social tagging and the sharing and exchanging of digital artefacts direct from user to user.

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'. Although many of the 24 papers I attended were fairly average, some challenged and positively fuelled ideas for me. I'm thinking about the Web 2.0 Kept us on our toes.

Learning and KM: Separated at birth?

Jay Cross

social media consumer, HBS professor, MIT research scientist, and author, McAfee focuses on how emergent social software platforms are benefiting enterprises, and how smart organizations and their leaders are making effective use of them to share knowledge, inspire innovation, and enable decision making. Social tools are changing our world and our enterprises. tools.


EVs All The Way Down: EV Tractors At Ford's Michigan Plant

The Learning Generalist

You might have read my recent review of her book - The New Social Learning. On a sidenote, the keynote is running late and I think it's because there are so many awesome stages going on right outside, such as the Mobile Learning Jam and the Social Learning Jam. Social Learning is not a New Thing We have 5 billion mobile subscribers in the world - 7 in 10 adults worldwide.