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.

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. The description of their offerings seem still mostly separate (communities software and the KP learning platform).

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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.

Thomas Davenport and Blogging - He is Wrong!

Tony Karrer

He even discusses the use of social software. I've been slowly making my way through Thomas Davenport's book Thinking for a Living - How to Get Better Performance and Results from Knowledge Workers. It's quite a good book, and I really like how Davenport structures his positions and structures the topic as a whole. But, wow, there was one part that just. well here it is.

Greek Odd(ICT)y

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We are the same age, both artistic (he produces a regular satirical cartoon for his national newspaper) and we both have similar ideas about social software and its importance for the future of education. Tags: social software digital immigrants digital natives Gorg Mallia I'm attending the first day of the 7th International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies in Education in Crete this week.

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

The Learning Circuits

Val Evans Social Software Research Knowledge Sharing Case Studies 16-Jul-2007 13:25:50 Val Evans Social Software Research Teaching and Learning Case Studies 16-Jul-2007 13:20:36 e-Learning Tyro e-Learning Tyro e-Learning Demos 28-Jun-2007 23:29:45 Claudia Escribano LifeLongLearningLab Examples of E-Learning 27-Jun-2007 19:17:02 Gabe Anderson Articulate - Word of Mouth Blog Where are Examples of eLearning?

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.

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

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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. I'm thrilled that my new book will be published this side of Christmas.

Windmills on the mind

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The dust has settled over the Bazaar 'Show that You Share' conference held this week at the University of Utrecht, Netherlands, and it's all been a bit of a whirl, so now I have some time to reflect, here are some of my thoughts on the proceedings: On the theme of social software, managing digital identities is a concern, with personal content on the web being both an asset and a liability.

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. And social software is not about making money, but about liberating learners to contribute their own content to the mix. I'm back home from Online Educa Berlin , and it's time to reflect.

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.

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. I'm afraid for me ICODL has been a bit of a damp squib. Greece brought the world the marathon, tragedy and democracy. This conference has all three. Let's start with the venue - an interesting one.

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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'.

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.

SharePoint is not Enterprise 2.0 or Social Networking " Skilful Minds

Skilful Minds

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. social media e-Learning 2.0 social networking twitter

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. Around 2007 we started using blogs to support several of our student teacher groups that were geographically dispersed across the South of England. MentorBlog: Connecting Students and their Mentors using Social Software.

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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. My chapter appears in an edited volume by Stylianos Hatzipanagos and Steven Warburton on Social Software and Developing Community Ontologies. It is a solid reference manual for best practice of social software tools in teaching and learning.

Is Second Life 100% experimental?

E-Learning Acupuncture

That’s what has occurred on Second Life (SL) in the 2007 calendar year. SL is very heavy on the ‘social scene.’ It appears that a great many people in SL are here to meet other people with intentions or striking up more than just a casual friendship. However, what distance course can afford to have 20 hours allocated to it on the front end for students to learn a software tool? Not to mention the fact that the potentially distracting 'social scene' is avoided.)

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. Almost everyone, it seems, is using some element of social media in the planning, development, delivery, management or evaluation of teaching and learning. Debate focuses on whether the emerging social applications constitute a sea change or revolution in the Web (cf.

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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).

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.

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. Social Web mining and exploitation for serious applications : Technosocial Predictive Analytics and related technologies for public health, environmental and national security surveillance Maged N. Keywords: Social Web; Web 2.0;

5 Ways to Engage Users in a MOOC course

Your Training Edge

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. I have come across a number of organizations, both academic and corporate, employing the most expensive MOOCs till today, yet they came as a shock to me when I examined the statistics.

Exploring medical technologies

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social software : An enabling suite of sociable technologies in health and health-care education (2007) How smartphones are changing the face of mobile and participatory healthcare : An overview, with example from eCAALYX (2011) Each of the above papers has so far received more than 1000 academic citations, and each was co-written with Maged Boulos and other medical academics.

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.

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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

Learning Cafe

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. What it is not saying is that social networking will become less popular but the investments in social network technology will decrease i.e The highly respected information technology research and advisory company Gartner has made the top 10 enterprise technology predictions for 2012.

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.

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 social software Perhaps I should simply be happy that other people are quoting my publications, I hear you ask? Google Scholar is a very useful tool if you are in the business of research.

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. 2007) Blogs and wikis as disruptive technologies: Is it time for a new pedagogy?

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Learning and KM: Separated at birth?

Jay Cross

A 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. Hear how microblogging is > being used in the enterprise and about other social media tools to connect people, enhance knowledge sharing, and enable collaboration.

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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. Here is the first Learning with 'E's guest blog post - it's by Manish Malik, who is based at the University of Portsmouth. He has some interesting ideas, and I am happy to host these on my own blog. You can find Manish's poll on his Edublend blog.

2008 2009

Tony Karrer

Strategy (15) PWLE Not PLE - Knowledge Work Not Separate from Learning (15) Corporate Social Bookmarking Tools (14) Corporate Learning Long Tail and Attention Crisis (13) Test SCORM Courses with an LMS (13) 90-9-1 Rule aka 1% Rule in Collaborative Environments (13) Social Conference Tools - Expect Poor Results (13) Instruction eLearning 2.0 Mzinga is going a different direction focusing on collaboration and social media capabilities.