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ICICTE 2007 Heraklion

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social software in the classroom. Well, here I am sat in the foyer of the Atlantis Hotel , in Heraklion Crete, and at the end of the second day of the ICICTE Conference. It's been an interesting day with two stimulating workshops and several interesting papers. The first workshop was conducted by Henk Eijkman an Australian staff developer at the University of New England who spoke on the subject of Web 2.0.

Keen as mustard?

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Tags: Andrew Keen social software Web 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.

Enterprise 2.0 Has Arrived

Tony Karrer

From the production side, a brand new analysis indicates that the business social software market will be nearly $1 billion strong this year and over $3.3 and social media. Great article by Dion Hinchcliffe - The State of Enterprise 2.0. Increasing evidence abounds that Enterprise 2.0 adoption has begun in earnest with a typical example being Wells Fargo taking the plunge , having rolled out Enterprise 2.0 platforms to 160,000 workers.

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Open Source eLearning Tools

Tony Karrer

You can find a long list of tools broken into authoring tools, games/simulations, quiz/test tools, social media, delivery platforms, tracking and whether they support mobile. eLearning Technology , July 28, 2006 Scuttle – an open source social bookmarking tool Corporate Social Bookmarking Tools - eLearning Technology , May 21, 2008 Web 2.0 I was just asked about trends in open source for eLearning and particularly open source eLearning tools.

The changing Web

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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. Essentially, the Web has become more social. and Wheeler, S (2007) The emerging Web 2.0

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5 Ways to Engage Users in a MOOC course

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2007). Social software and participatory learning: Pedagogical choices with technology affordances in the Web era. Adopting an ever popular MOOC is almost equal to zero level strategy if you are unable to engage the largest stakeholders involved in it i.e. the learners.

The Digital Classroom

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We are looking forward with this volume, tracking trends in learning technology, particularly within the compulsory education sector, and there are sections on social software, interactive whiteboards and extended classrooms so it should appeal to a wide readership.

Big Question for June - Where are the Examples of eLearning?

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One of the things that has always been somewhat surprising to me is that there seem to be relatively few examples of different kinds of eLearning available out there. So, this month I wanted to ask a slightly different kind of question that hopefully can produce something of value.

Windmills on the mind

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Someone remarked that there are complex and comprehensive privacy and copyright rules in the user agreements in most social networking systems, but no-one ever reads them.

Clark is not Keen

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It had everything - an excellent environment for relaxing, thinking, discussing and networking (the Hotel Intercontinental on Budapesterstrasse must be one of the best and most expensive venues for a European elearning event), great social events, and an excellent line up of sessions.

A greek tragedy

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Paul Clark (UK Open University) gave a speech that was more in keeping with current events in e-learning, and he opened the debate on social software and its potential to transform educational experiences. software have it in spades.

Top 7 topics at this year's ALT-C

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In preparation for the forthcoming ALT-C 2007 conference, I glanced over the content of papers, posters, workshops and symposia on offer. Social Software 25 VLEs 24 Blogs 20 Mobile learning 19 Social networking 18 Wikis 16 No surprises really. It interested me to see that some key topics have emerged as the front runners for discussion. A quick trawl of titles and keywords revealed these top 7 favourite topics: e-Learning 31 Web 2.0

Imitation - the sincerest form of flatulence

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I spoke about 'Social Software in Higher Education' and several really useful questions were raised by the group over copyright, validity and reliability of sources such as Wikipedia , plagiarism and 'fit for purpose' issues. Just come back from talking to StudentNet, an influential group which meets regularly here at the University of Plymouth to discuss issues surrounding student use of networked resources.

MyFace or SpaceBook?

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Apparently your choice of social networking site indicates what social class you belong to. And what about those who use Bebo - are they part of a particular social class, or are they just little oiks who couldn't design a tasteful personal space to save their lives? I subsequently found out that more of my friends were using it than MySpace, so it made social networking easier. Tags: MySpace social network research FaceBook So it's official.

EDEN saw play.

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Deborah Everhart (Georgetown University, USA) followed, with a session on social bookmarking, using Blackboard MLE tools. I 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'.

SharePoint is not Enterprise 2.0 or Social Networking " Skilful Minds

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The title for this post is drawn from a recent assessment of SharePoint 2007 offered on Thomas Vander Wal's bog, Personal InfoCloud. The social software stack, in particular the difference between collective understanding and collaborative understanding, frames Vander Wal's perspective.

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. 2007).

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

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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.

The Power of Peer Production

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

Instead of forcing people into predetermined groups like groupware does, social software facilitates the natural formation of groups based on spontaneous, contextual needs for interaction. Serendipity is a wonderful word for how most blogging gets done. You discover something unexpectedly, begin to make some mental connections, and then reflect on it by writing about your new find in the hopes that someone will find it interesting as well and add something to the conversation.

100 eLearning Articles and White Papers

Tony Karrer

2007 Training Industry Report Summary This report covers stats on the industry's trends and growth over the last year and will appear in the upcoming Training magazine edition. re a new brEEd Still new on campus, social software tools can support students and staff beyond the classroom, reaching around the world for learning and communication 17. We Learning, Part II Second part of an interesting article - We Learning: Social Software and E-Learning, Part II.

Gartner’s top tech 2012 predictions: Impact on learning at 3 levels

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in 2007 to 51% in 2011. In 2013, the investment bubble will burst for consumer social networks, and for enterprise social software companies in 2014.

Breaking eggs

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It's my opening gambit in a chapter called 'Destructive Creativity on the Social Web' in which I discuss the volatile and contentious nature of wiki content generation. It is a solid reference manual for best practice of social software tools in teaching and learning.

Down to a 't'

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I was very pleased to see that one of the papers I co-wrote with Maged Boulos in 2007 has been cited 77 times. Social Software and was published in Health Information and Libraries Journal. 2007) The emerging web 2.0

World Health 2.0

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tools, mashups and aggregators to predict localised social trends such as flu epidemics. I 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;

Success Formula for Discussion Forums in Financial Services

Tony Karrer

Let me start with some of the ones that are probably more relevant to this particular inquiry: Examples of online communities in the financial services industry - FreshNetworks , March 17, 2009 7 Creative Ways to Introduce Social Media to Your Team - Learning Putty , October 22, 2009 Using Online Forums in Social Learning - Learning Putty , October 19, 2009 Change agents, group forums and the one percent rule.

Learning with 'e's: Mashing it up

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Blogs can encourage greater reflection on learning and enable students to enter into dialogue on specific topics (Kop, 2007). 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.

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 Using eLearning Learning , I thought it would be interesting to go look what it thinks are some of the top items of all time.

Learning and KM: Separated at birth?

Jay Cross

They go beyond the Gen X, and Y (Millennial) vision to look into the “virtuals” the first generation that has been socialized in virtual worlds from WebKinz, Club Penguin, Habbo Hotel, etc.—and Search is certainly being affected by the increasingly social nature of online activities.

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Wisdom of clouds

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Martin Weller blogged about the death of VLE/LMS too in Nov 2007. to quote Scott, "courses taught using contemporary social software/web 2.0 This is the first time I've done this, but it's a new year and a new broom.

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2008 2009

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Corporate Access (6) LinkedIn for Finding Expertise (6) Social Learning (6) Long Tail Learning - Size and Shape (6) As a side note, I used this as an opportunity to update my Blog Guide. Mzinga is going a different direction focusing on collaboration and social media capabilities.