Facebook as a Learning Platform

Tony Karrer

Facebook seems to be coming up everywhere the past few weeks. The most recent, which finally got me to post, was a Stephen Downes post - I'm Majoring in Facebook, How about You? The class has each student creating applications in Facebook and presenting to potential investors. Why is Facebook so hot right now? What is Facebook? Facebook is a pretty simple application with fairly standard social network functionality.

Facebook Alfresco Platform

Tony Karrer

Found via Publishing Enterprise Content To Facebook - Alfresco - a content management system has provided hooks for it to be used to deliver content to Facebook users. This model, where Facebook becomes a platform for application development has some really interesting aspects. Especially with some of the pain of developing Facebook apps

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Facebook Platform

Tony Karrer

Stephen Downes picked up my post on Facebook As a Learning Platform. He commented: To be clear, I do not think that Facebook itself is really a learning environment. I also feel like Facebook is a bit creaky and as Thomas Vanderwal's recent post Facebook for Business or LinkedIn Gets More Valuable points out, as you use Facebook more and have more friends, it seems to get harder to use.

Facebook Fridays

Tony Karrer

A mistitled article - found via Bill Ives on the FastForward blog - Serena Software Adopts Facebook as Corporate Intranet. The real focus of the article is how Serena Software has adopted a practice called Facebook Fridays: Each Friday, employees are granted one hour of personal time to spend on their Facebook profiles and connect with co-workers, customers, family and friends.

Aha Moments in 2007

Tony Karrer

I wanted to go back and figure out what things really struck me during 2007. Authoring in eLearning 2.0 / Add-ins & Mash-ups Wow, what a great list from 2006, I'm glad I have that saved somewhere. ;) So how about in here's a random list of things from 2007: My 10 year old son edited Wikipedia - A Fourth Grader Wikipedia Update and added value. The Big Question is back. December Big Question - What did you learn about learning? I'm going after this just a little bit different.

Wiki 100

Facebook Enterprise Application

Tony Karrer

If you've not seen this, there's a Facebook application by Worklight called Workbook that represents an overlay to turn Facebook into an Enterprise Social Network application. This is something I've been expecting for a while based on some conversations with large organizations who planned to use Facebook as their social network.

PowerPoint 2007: Converting Presentations to Movies

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

I am frequently asked if it is possible to convert PowerPoint presentations into movies that can be shared on websites such as YouTube, Vimeo and Facebook.   About the author: AJ George is IconLogic's lead Technical Writer and author of both " PowerPoint 2007: The Essentials " and " PowerPoint 2008 for the Macintosh: The Essentials." by AJ George.

Movie 193

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Facebook for the Enterprise

Learning Visions

Wednesday, June 27, 2007 Facebook for the Enterprise Im still mucking around in Facebook, trying to get it. Found this article, via Alec Saunders : Facebook for the Enterprise = Facebook. Provides some real examples of how business-folk are using FB; compares Facebook (emotional attachment) to LinkedIn (static resume). Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Getting Pysched for FaceBook

Learning Visions

Monday, June 25, 2007 Getting Pysched for FaceBook Im definitely feeling out-of-my element in this whole FaceBook thing. And Ive joined a group: FaceBook for Business in which Ive posted some questions, gotten some answers, and been asked to participate in a beta test for a FaceBook widget. Ran across this article, The Psychology of FaceBook , which talks about the collecting of friends and relationships aspect of it all.

Using Facebook as a learning platform

eFront

Let’s start this post by stating that Facebook was not actually created as a learning platform, it can however clearly be used to enhance and support elearning. Facebook is STILL the most convenient way to get connected to friends, get updated on existing friends, find new people, build relationships and express identities – so the big Facebook advantage is that your audience is most definitely there. We have written about Facebook apps for elearning before in this post!

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Is Facebook the next Microsoft?

Learning Visions

Thursday, July 26, 2007 Is Facebook the next Microsoft? Have you seen this article from TechCrunch: Could Facebook Become The Next Microsoft? Posted by Cammy Bean at 12:14 PM Labels: facebook 2comments: Davidsaid. Its just a matter of time before someone new buys Facebook. People use Gmail or Reader as stand alone offerings, by comparison everything in Facebook is interlinked." The author sees a future where Facebook replaces the OS.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Half of Companies Blocking Facebook

Learning Visions

Wednesday, August 22, 2007 Half of Companies Blocking Facebook Christy Tucker has been musing on Social Networking as LMS: Problems and Opportunities. This August 21 article posted by Sharon Gaudin in Information Week reports that Half of Companies are Blocking Facebook: "Employers are increasingly blocking access to Facebook because theyre concerned about the time wasted and the information leaked when workers use social networks on company time."

Buzz words for 2007

Learning with e's

Running under the title of Schott's Alamanac , the Times newspaper today carries an article about all of the new buzz words that have supposedly been introduced in 2007 and suggests that these are the words that will define the year. But some of them go back a few years, so although they may now define 2007, some may actually also define the first few years of this century, I think. Tags: MySpace Apple Mac Nintendo Wii iPOD FaceBook 2007 Edubloggers Bebo

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Top Posts in 2007

Learning Visions

Monday, December 03, 2007 Top Posts in 2007 Snow is falling general over Massachusetts. Instead, I cracked open Google Analytics and pulled up my top 5 posts for the year (well, my top posts since September 1 when I started using Google Analytics): The Real World, Second Life, and Facebook/MySpace : Over the summer, I conducted a series of interviews with over 20 current college students and recent graduates.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Facebook on iPhone (Inside Facebook)

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Reflections from Adaptive Paths UX Week 2007 | Main | Quote of the Day: Jenkins on Convergence » August 28, 2007 Facebook on iPhone (Inside Facebook) This story from Inside Facebook hippedme to what has to be one of the slickest apps on the iPhone. Thistranslation of the desktop-based Facebook experience is flawless. Issues I have with Facebook are 1.

Facebook? How? Why?

Learning Rocks

Partly because I've been busy, but partly because, inspired by Drew Meyers , I joined Facebook a few weeks ago - after all, who could resist a line like "How Facebook is completely changing the internet." What I'm less certain about is the idea that Facebook itself is the ideal place to do this (or here or here ). I've been out of the loop for a while.

Facebook? How? Why?

Learning Rocks

Partly because I've been busy, but partly because, inspired by Drew Meyers , I joined Facebook a few weeks ago - after all, who could resist a line like "How Facebook is completely changing the internet." What I'm less certain about is the idea that Facebook itself is the ideal place to do this (or here or here ). I've been out of the loop for a while.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Real World, SecondLife and FaceBook/MySpace

Learning Visions

Tuesday, July 10, 2007 The Real World, SecondLife and FaceBook/MySpace Over the past few weeks Ive conducted about 17 interviews with current college students and recent graduates. Everyone who has graduated from college since 2005 has a FaceBook account. Im not sure how this relates to danah boyds recent blog article on Viewing American class divisions through FaceBook and MySpace. One was a Reuters piece from June 2007 that said that 26% of SL users are women.

FaceBooking our future.

Learning with e's

In a nutshell, Thompson describes a world in which the (so far) unconnected citizens of our planet suddenly discover how to FaceBook or Flickr using mobile phones. Says Thompson: "What happens when the photos on Facebook and Flickr show devastated crops and starving families - and these people are not just faces on the television but old friends, people whose likes and dislikes and reading habits and favourite films we know and share?"

Facebook in the dock

Learning with e's

Well, the dock is getting a little crowded, because now I hear that FaceBook is in trouble too. They don't want to be associated with a Neo-Nazi political organisation (I am not even going to mention their name) that FaceBook has allowed to advertise on the site. should FaceBook do a volte face and (jack)boot out the fascists? Tags: YouTube Virgin Media Neo-Nazis Halifax Bank Fascists FaceBook Vodafone

FaceBook research - your help needed

Learning with e's

Anyone who is using FaceBook , for whatever purposes, and especially those who are being wrapped up ever tighter in its nefarious and slippery coils - this is a call out to you for help. 2 Why did you first subscribe to FaceBook? 3 What are the main reasons for using FaceBook now? 5 How regularly do you use FaceBook? 7 How do you use FaceBook in educational practice? 8 What benefits do you think FaceBook can bring to students?

Facebook for eLearning evaluations - testing

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

One step closer to the Facebook LMS: This little Facebook app is TV Trivia Quiz. I also wonder if tool makers like Articulate Quizmaker , QuestionMark and other testing creation tools are considering a Facebook app version. However, there is something very cool happening in the Facebook space and I'm not sure it takes that much programming muscle to make these apps happen. I was surprised at how many questions I could answer.

Multimedia, Human Cognition, Learning, & Facebook

Big Dog, Little Dog

Top-Ten Teaching and Learning Issues, 2007 - educause. The EDUCAUSE Advisory Committee for Teaching and Learning (ACTL) has identified the key technology-related teaching and learning issues in higher education for 2007. Opinion: Facebook is killing personal blogging - Tech Digest. Leveraging multimedia for learning - Ruth Clark. What works most effectively in reaching learners in digital environments?

I finally succumbed to Facebook

Clive on Learning

I hadn't intended to sign up with Facebook. I had no idea what to expect from Facebook and, a couple of weeks later, my expectations remain very fuzzy. In this sense I would like Facebook to demonstrate more value than other online communities that I have participated in. The problem isn't Facebook so much as all those apps that prompt users to 'send this to ten of your friends'." If I change my mind after a few more months of Facebook, I'll let you know

Are Facebook friends real friends?

Clive on Learning

Facebook users in the UK, a 300% increase on the year. The average Facebook user has 150 friends (suddenly I feel unloved). Looked at in this light, Facebook is alleviating what could be a much worse problem. Sorry, but becoming a Facebook member is voluntary, the information that you disclose to others is discretionary and there are privacy settings. Many of my blogging colleagues have now become my Facebook friends.

FaceBook and Second Life to wed

Learning with e's

Earlier this week a message popped up in my FaceBook notification section telling me that a new app had been created that enables FB users to communicate using their Second Life avatars. Fire Centaur from English Village has released a facebook application for Second Life called: Second Life Link. Tags: avatar Second Life FaceBook It seems like a marriage made in heaven (or at least fantasy world).

eLearning Weekly » DevLearn 2007 – Day 2

eLearning Weekly

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Reflections from Adaptive Paths UX Week 2007

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « A foot in both worlds.working on a MacBook | Main | Facebook on iPhone (Inside Facebook) » August 25, 2007 Reflections from Adaptive Paths UX Week 2007 I had a little time now to digest all that I heard at the user experience/design conference named UX Week 2007 and put on by Adaptive Path.

Facebook - a group for us, and thoughts on its value

Learning Rocks

While I'm still not sure how, or indeed why, Facebook could or should be turned to educational purposes, I'm still interested to see if it can. To that end I've joined Elizabeth Murphy's 'Facebook as a learning tool' group. I would feel uncomfortable, both as a manager and as a user, using Facebook as a networking space bringing together my personal and private lives.

Facebook - a group for us, and thoughts on its value

Learning Rocks

While I'm still not sure how, or indeed why, Facebook could or should be turned to educational purposes, I'm still interested to see if it can. To that end I've joined Elizabeth Murphy's 'Facebook as a learning tool' group. I would feel uncomfortable, both as a manager and as a user, using Facebook as a networking space bringing together my personal and private lives.

Facebook - the next Operating System?

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

Facebook buys Parakey Facebook has just acquired an Operating System. From INSIDE FACEBOOK So what they also get are the 2 brains behind the creation of Firefox. Firefox's incredible flexibility and openness is what made it attractive to the Facebook folks. Facebook opened up to developers and now it has blown away the competition. The PEOPLE are hanging out at Facebook, so if you want to get connected with people and become productive get into Facebook.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Gin System

Learning Visions

Monday, July 02, 2007 The Gin System As Ive been trying to sort out the role of FaceBook lately, I cant help but wonder "wheres the content?" It seems to me that FaceBook is a great networking tool. It seems to me that a system like this could provide some of the networking that FaceBook provides -- within an organization -- and provide a lot of content. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff.

System 100

Science, Six Sigma, Behavior, Karl Kapp, & Facebook

Big Dog, Little Dog

Facebook purports to be a place for human connectivity, but it's made us more wary of real human confrontation. When I was in college, people always warned against the dangers of "Facebook stalking" at a library computer - the person whose profile you're perusing might be right behind you. The Really Hard Science - Scientific American. Between technical and popular science writing is what I call "integrative science," a process that blends data, theory and narrative.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): OpenSocial, UWA and Facebook: What do the tabs tell us?

Mark Oehlert

» November 21, 2007 OpenSocial, UWA and Facebook: What do the tabs tell us? So I am culling back through my open tabs and I am hitting the ones that talk about Google releasing its OpenSocial APIs , and then I hit the Facebook Platform tab I had open, and then I am reading netvibes news about how it will be linking all existing social APIs as plugins for its Universal Widget API.

Twitter # 9 Facebook. What It Is

Vignettes Learning

Digital Natives (DN) and Digital Immigrants(DI) look at Facebook differently. Natives do and use it. Immigrants hesitate, wonder if it works, then ask for permission to use it. Ray Jimenez, PhD 3-Minute e-Learning www.VignettesTraining.com www.TrainingPayback.com Ray Jimenez, PhD Author "3-Minute e-Learning" www.vignettestraining.com

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: My Facebook has Tipped

Learning Visions

Monday, December 01, 2008 My Facebook has Tipped Malcolm Gladwell says that everything has a Tipping Point , that point at which a virus goes epidemic, when the hip new thing goes mainstream. Well, my Facebook world has just tipped. Has your Facebook tipped? Posted by Cammy Bean at 12:10 PM Labels: facebook 11comments: Janet Clarey said. how cool that your mom is on facebook. I need to figure out what this facebook thing is all about."

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Emerging Technologies in e-Learning

Learning Visions

Thursday, June 28, 2007 Emerging Technologies in e-Learning I sat in on a lunchtime WebEx presentation with Gary Woodill -- Director, Research and Analysis, Brandon Hall Research. Some Buzz on Buzzword Using FaceBook Come to Dinner -- Spreading the Word Charlie Goes to Digital Mountain Google Docs Visual and Auditory Multi-Tasking ADDIE: It's a Process Defining an e-Learning Strategy: Planning the Kick.

Facebook in the Enterprise - WorkLight

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

So now you can use all the power of Facebook as your company social network. Tony Karrer found this little gem. WorkLight. I'm sure there's a militant IT manager out there somewhere willing to tell me why this will NEVER work. So, let's hear it. Why can't a tool like this be successful as the basis for your companies social network?

The 2007 Collection of Reviews - and my random thoughts

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

70 Best Ideas of 2007 - New York Times : This one came from Mark Chrisman at badsquare. Top 10 educational stories of 2007 - connectivism! From Dave's Educational Blog Cammy Bean's Top Posts of 2007. And of course LearningCircuits Big Question: What did you learn about learning in 2007? 3) Facebook : yes I knew about Facebook in 06 but didn't use it until 07. elearndev.blogspot.com turned 2 in August, 2007.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Getting Started in Instructional Design

Learning Visions

Monday, August 20, 2007 Getting Started in Instructional Design Many readers find their way to this blog because they are interested in learning more about instructional design. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Ill share with you what I know and point you in the direction of some great resources where you can learn even more.