Looking Back at 2007

Tony Karrer

In December 2006, I posted my challenges and predictions for 2007. Biggest challenges for 2007? I could answer this as the biggest challenges for Learning Professionals generally, and maybe I'll come back and do that, but for now, let me just write what I see as some of my bigger challenges in 2007. I found several very high quality developers at several levels in 2007. This continues to be a challenge, but I'm way ahead of where I was starting 2007.

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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. Social networks through my blog or LinkedIn are great ways to get specific help for yourself and for others.

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ASTD TechKnowledge 2007 - Opening Sessions

Tony Karrer

I'll soon be doing a session on Blogging and Social Bookmarking for Personal and Group Learning. I'm at the opening session at ASTD TechKnowledge ( [link] ). Tony Bingham, President of ASTD, is doing his introduction, and his content is: Web 2.0, personal learning, easy distribution of software (software as a service), video is here now, push to pull, teaching Gen Y (what he calls the netGeneration). What a great setup for my presentation. Thanks Tony.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Top Posts in 2007

Learning Visions

Monday, December 03, 2007 Top Posts in 2007 Snow is falling general over Massachusetts. Creating Social Presence in Online Classroom (ID. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Its the kind of day here in New England when you turn inward and take stock of the past year. Me, Id mostly like to take a nap.

Social Networking outcomes

Moodle Journal

If you had read my previous bog to this, where I presented two Social Networking diagrams, produced from the Sociomatrix data processed by Agna, then you will no doubt have been having some thoughts about the likely final outcome for the two groups. If you recall group ‘A’ displayed a very low level of social activity and group ‘B’ a far more impressive set of connections.

Thoughts on Social Networking

Moodle Journal

Going on as I do these days with regard to the value of social networking tools practices and the implications for collaboration in learning, which you may well have picked this up from a number of posts in this blog. Just recently, during the summer, I have been dipping into SNA (Social Network Analysis) this is a methodology for mapping and measuring relationships and flows in a system; this can be human or even data itself.

Learnlets » Virtual Social Learning?

Clark Quinn

Social Networking

Tony Karrer

I've run across a couple of interesting posts recently that seem to have spawned from a Business Week article - Scaling the Social Web. Hasn't eBay had social networking features for a long time? all have a social networking aspect to them? The point is that its probably natural for lots of sites to have social networking type features and functions for visitors. Quite simply, social networking sites require a high level of commitment.

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Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

I'm knocking around this idea in my head and just wanted to see what people thought. Wouldn't it be great if there was a clearing house of eLearning Development Projects? I mean, let's say I'm at a high tech company and someone says, "we need all of our engineers to know the basics of thermal dynamics". So you're the developer that gets this rock dropped in your lap.

References: eLearning Guild Online Session: How to Integrate Social Networking to Impact Learning and Performance Dec. 13, 2007

Vignettes Learning

The following are the references for the December 13, 2007 Session. Basic 2-3 minutes video on " What is Social Networking " - By CommonCraft What is Social Networking? What is Social Bookmarking?What The Technical Side of Social Networking 2-3 minute video Outsourced Brain P.L.E. Welcome to the Session. Download the 25-Page Special Report and Framework Graphics. Plus PowerPoint file, the three framework graphics.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): 2007 edublog winners announced!

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Huh? » December 10, 2007 2007 edublog winners announced! Congrats to all the 2007 edublog award winners.you can find the whole list here. December 10, 2007 in Industry | Permalink Technorati Tags : edublog TrackBack TrackBack URL for this entry: [link] Listed below are links to weblogs that reference 2007 edublog winners announced!

Introduction to Wikis, Blogs, Social Bookmarking, Social Networking and RSS

Tony Karrer

Social Bookmarking Social Networking Wikis RSSAs background for an upcoming presentation, I wanted to create a page that provides background resources that explain various eLearning 2.0 tools. I immediately thought of the Common Craft videos. I've embedded them below. Are there other good introductory resources? How about for blogs?

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Wikis, Blogs and Social Networks Presentation Materials

Kapp Notes

Here are the handouts and the slides for the presentation that I did on Wikis, Blogs and Social Networks. This session esd conducted at the Training 2007 Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah. It was a fun, hands on presentation where many of the attendees had a chance to create a blog and a wiki. I enjoyed the audience and had a lot of really great questions and ideas from the audience members themselves. Thanks for contributing to a great session.

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Facebook as a Learning Platform

Tony Karrer

Facebook is a pretty simple application with fairly standard social network functionality. But because of critical mass, a general ethos of open conversations between friends, filtering of notifications, and control of friendships, it works well as a means of communications within your social network. Facebook has Your Audience One of the struggles with any social networking software is overcoming the hurdle of getting users to start using yet another social networking platform.

Too Many Social Networks?

Tony Karrer

I just read David Warlicks' post - I Just Don't Get it Yet â€" Social Networks where he discusses his recent experience with several Ning generated social networks including: I've joined Library 2.0 , School 2.0 , and Classroom 2.0. I've tried out several social network tools and have had a similar reaction. I'm convinced there is something around social networks that will take off, but any network that is a closed system needs something as a hook to achieve critical mass.

ICICTE 2007 Heraklion

Learning with e's

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.

Blogs as a Basis for Social Networks

Tony Karrer

DiSo (dee • zoh) is an umbrella project for a group of open source implementations of these distributed social networking concepts. or as Chris puts it : "to build a social network with its skin inside out". It appears to be heading in a good direction where you can have a distributed understanding of the social graph. Of course, this is early, but the general trend of seeing distributed, open social network solutions is encouraging

italki - Social Network for Language Learning

Tony Karrer

There are other resources, but the use of a social network to find people who can help each other learn the language is a great idea. italki is an interesting website in the language learning space - which seems to be very busy these days. They provide the ability to connect with other learners who are trying to learn a language. People find each other using the site and then connect via chat, IM, voice/Skype, etc.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: eLearning Guild Demo Fest: Sun MicroSystems

Learning Visions

Thursday, December 06, 2007 eLearning Guild Demo Fest: Sun MicroSystems The eLearning Guild hosted a webinar this afternoon featuring the winners of The eLearning DemoFest which took place at the DevLearn Conference & Expo on November 7, 2007. Creating Social Presence in Online Classroom (ID. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff.

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Communities / Social Networking and LMS Merger

Tony Karrer

Mzinga is a merger of KnowledgePlanet (an LMS provider and also the maker of the eLearning simulation tool - Firefly) and Shared Insights - a community / business social networking software company. This merger points to another direction - combination of LMS capability + community / social networking. He also pointed me to a Gartner quote: Enterprise social software will be the biggest new workplace technology success story of this decade.

New Hire Onboarding Blog or Social Network

Tony Karrer

or If they come into the company in waves, how about providing them a discussion group or better yet a social network tool that has good discussions as a means of communicating with each other and with coaches? Just wanted to through an idea at everyone that came up during several discussions today at DevLearn. How about asking select new hires to keep an inside the firewall blog as they begin their jobs at your company?

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): 2007 edublog awards are now open for voting.and Im torn

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « msnbc is predicting the news? » December 06, 2007 2007 edublog awards are now open for voting.and Im torn Hurry, hurry, step right up and cast your vote! The 2007 edublog Awards are now open for voting. Posted by: mark oehlert | December 07, 2007 at 10:23 PM hi mark -- i'm a huge fan of your work.

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T+D Webcast - Social Networking and Learning

Tony Karrer

Tony's examples were brief, but interesting: Wikis Product updates/news Project management Podcasts Communications Sales / Field Force Collective Intelligence Predictive markets Social Networking New Hires Communities of Practice One of the questions we got was: How do you start as a Learning Professional? Tony O'Driscoll, Paula Ketter and I did a webcast for T+D - ASTD's publication today. Unfortunately, we ran into a few technical issues.

Tracking Social Media for Possible Confidentiality Violations

Tony Karrer

Found via FastFoward blog - Attention Business Bloggers: Big Brother is Watching - Techrigy is a new start-up that focuses on: Real-time social media management for enterprises with SM2. SM2 can help your organization implement and utilize social media by providing a tool for monitoring these media and enforcing your organization's compliance policies.

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.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Big Question

Learning Visions

Tuesday, December 11, 2007 The Big Question This months big question from the Learning Circuits Blog: What did you learn about learning in 2007? Creating Social Presence in Online Classroom (ID. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. I learned that connecting with the blogging community has helped me get more passionate about my work as an instructional designer.

Risk of Identity Theft Due to Social Networking and Blogging

Tony Karrer

The more one you participate in blogs, discussions groups and other social networking tools, the more information there is about you in the world for anyone to access. The basic guidelines I have is not to put anything in my blog, on a social network, even when I register on a site (even when that site is supposed to keep the information private) that I wouldn't want to be public. I'm curious if anyone does believe that blogging, social networking, etc.

K-12 Blogging, Wiki and Social Bookmarking Resources

Tony Karrer

Someone who attended my session asked about free resources to use in K-12 settings. I'm really not familiar with this space. Can anyone point her in the right direction

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eLearning Weekly » DevLearn 2007 – Day 2

eLearning Weekly

Learnlets » Requirements to do a web biz ‘play’

Clark Quinn

Learnlets » Climbing the expertise ladder

Clark Quinn

Course of the Week: Excel 2007 in Spanish

OpenSesame

This weeks Course of the Week Excel 2007 in Spanish comes to us from SeAprende.com. Combining Online Communication, Games and Social Networks, it is an enitrey new way to learn! SeAprende''s courses are both engaging and fun- or as they like to refer to them as Edutainment! What is Edutainment? Education + Entertainment = Edutainment! Left Course of the Week

Thinking about your VLE

Moodle Journal

I read a summary in the May 2007 edition of Cilip Update , which seemed to promote the conclusion of student preference for social networking over pure VLE, with the suggestion that educators are becoming concerned about the future of the traditional VLE.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Learning Styles as Fortune Telling

Learning Visions

Monday, May 21, 2007 Learning Styles as Fortune Telling My research into understanding the role of learning styles in e-Learning continues. Creating Social Presence in Online Classroom (ID. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Im struck by why I find this topic so interesting. As a practical person, I tend to avoid theory. But in my quest for an informal M.Ed, Ive got to get into theory a bit, right?

Really Cool "3-Minute e-Learning" on Social Networking - Wiki, Social Networking, Social Bookmarking, RSS

Vignettes Learning

The topics on Social Networking and Learning 2.0 Social Networking Social Bookmarking RSS Wiki Ray will be a presenter and facilitator in three Social Networking Events and Presentations: eLearning Guild Online Forums (December 13 & 14, 2007) TrainingLiveOnline (December 17, 2007) Vignettes Online Event (February 12 and 13, 2008) Ray Jimenez, PhD www.vignettestraining.com "Helping Learners Learn Their Way" Ray Jimenez, PhD Author "3-Minute e-Learning" www.vignettestraining.com

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. Creating Social Presence in Online Classroom (ID. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff.

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. One real problem is corporate fear of social networking tools. Creating Social Presence in Online Classroom (ID. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff.