2008 2009

Tony Karrer

It's always interesting to look back at the past year - 2008, think about what has changed for me during the year, and think about what that means for the next year - 2009. To do my review, I first looked at what I was writing about and what people were reading on my blog in 2008.

Facebook Apprenticeship

Clark Quinn

Jay Cross has an interesting post about using Facebook in the organization, and makes a connection I hadn’t seen (and wish I had :).  He’s citing another post on FaceBook and the Enterprise, where JP Rangaswami posits that Facebook can be used to allow individuals to track what their bosses are doing, as role models. I’m not sure Facebook is the right tool, but a combination of tools might make sense and Facebook’s APIs might make it possible.Â

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Learnlets » Facebook Apprenticeship

Clark Quinn

My Facebook has Tipped

Learning Visions

Well, my Facebook world has just tipped. Has your Facebook 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. Think Uggs. I'm not talking about the quantity of my friends, but rather the breadth and depth.

This Week on #TalkTech: Microsoft’s Nightmare, Training at Facebook and Google Shortens Attention Spans

Bottom-Line Performance

Topic 1: How might real life training exercises like Facebook’s “hackathon” be applied to other industries? October was CyberSecurity awareness week, and Facebook was not pulling any punches. Mashable: Facebook Hacks Its Employees to Teach Lessons on Cyber Attacks.

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."

LinkedIn Facebook Twitter - Different Connection Style

Tony Karrer

Interestingly, one of the people who connected to me suggested we might want to do the same on Facebook and Twitter. However, this is not really the case with the way I use Facebook and Twitter. In Facebook, it's much the same. Both Twitter and Facebook really are my CANs and FANs. It's nice when we can get a bit of that ongoing conversation via Facebook or Twitter. So, with all fairness, it could be that I've not evolved my thinking about Twitter and Facebook.

CCK08: Facebook for Academics

E-Learning Acupuncture

Probably the simplest way I can describe it is to call it "Facebook for Academics." As of mid-October 2008, there are over 6300 people registered. (7 If you are a faculty member or administrative staff at a college or university then you might be tempted to check out Academia.edu. All institutions are organized on the top level of a 'tree' (i.e. an organizational chart).

2008 Tools and Technologies Retro

Learning with e's

In reverse order, here are my top ten tools and technologies of 2008: 10 - Plurk is a fun tool for microblogging, and is multi-functional. It has to be the social networking tool of 2008. 2 tool for 2008. 1- My number one new tool for 2008 has to be the magnificent Twitter.

Buzz words of 2008

Learning with e's

Here we go again with 2008. Although some of these words (or phrases) are not strictly '2008' words, or are just emerging, they have begun to rise in prominence or are perhaps being used to describe things that weren't really available or widely known about, this time last year.

Experiencing E-Learning » Daily Bookmarks 05/24/2008

Experiencing eLearning

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Daily Bookmarks 10/04/2008

Experiencing eLearning

iterating toward openness » Blog Archive » If Facebook Worked Like Blackboard. A short post, but very pointed–if Facebook worked like an LMS, no real community would ever develop. tags: facebook , education , e-learning , lms , blackboard , openaccess. What if Facebook worked like Blackboard (or pretty much any other LMS)? Imagine if every fifteen weeks Facebook: Posted in Bookmarks

Connectivism and the modern learner

E-Learning Provocateur

Use Twitter and Facebook to foster social/professional networking. Recently, I read a blog article about connectivism by Debora Gallo. Soon after, I attended a presentation about m-learning by Jan Herrington, in which she too mentioned connectivism.

TCC08: Creating and Teaching a College-Level Undergraduate Course in Social Networking

Experiencing eLearning

This is another liveblogged post from the TCC 2008 conference, presented by Robert Fulkerth, Ageno School of Business, Golden Gate University, San Francisco, CA. Right now, this is “Tier 1″ Proprietary with some customization (like Facebook & MySpace). Facebook. In the chat, there was some good discussion about how sites like Facebook may not be the best for meeting new people, but rather for maintaining and improving existing relationships.

Facebook (for example) versus an LMS/LCMS: Need some technical help.

Mark Oehlert


Daily Bookmarks 04/28/2008

Experiencing eLearning

Udutu has a beta system out called UdutuTeach and UdutuLearn to turn social networking sites like Facebook into an LMS. tags: lms , facebook , socialnetworking. Udutu brings to the eLearning community the world’s first LMS designed to run on popular Social Networks such as Facebook. WebAIM: Blog - 508 and Higher Ed. An analysis of 100 web pages of higher ed institutions showed that only 3 of them met the Section 508 requirements.

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Daily Bookmarks 06/25/2008

Experiencing eLearning

Brief summary of research on the educational benefits of sites like MySpace and Facebook for high schoolers. Social networks ‘teaching tech skills’ - vnunet.com. Students self-report learning 21st century skills, although the study doesn’t attempt to actually measure any of that learning. tags: socialnetworking , education , 21stcenturyskills , research , k-12. When asked what they learn by using social networking sites, the students.

TCC08: What can Educators Learn from Online Religious Communities?

Experiencing eLearning

This is another liveblogged post from the TCC 2008 conference. She had not used a chat room, IM, Facebook, or MySpace before joining a site called OurPrayer.org. Presented by Scot Headley, Amy Dee, Sue Phillips, Tricia Meyer, Jeanette Eggert. Doctoral students at George Fox University. Based on seminar where doctoral students created online community projects. Used a wiki for the course –most content went through the wiki, not through Moodle.

Daily Bookmarks 09/29/2008

Experiencing eLearning

Haven’t you see MySpace, facebook and blogs. Donald Clark Plan B: txtng (the gr8 db8). Summary of a book by a professor of linguistics that examines and debunks the complaints about text messaging reducing literacy. Good collection of misconceptions about txtng with counterarguments and research. tags: literacy , writing , technology.

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Comment Challenge Catch-Up

Experiencing eLearning

Facebook as LMS? My two posts about Facebook and other social networking sites as LMS (Learning Management Systems) were also popular. The best discussions were posts where I took a stand on something a bit controversial: the need for technology skills and Facebook/social networking as LMS. I’m slowly catching up on the comment challenge. I’d planned to do a bit more over the weekend.

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Will Richardson Interview of Clay Shirky

Experiencing eLearning

Think of the student who was disciplined for the Facebook study group shows the culture clash. I was very fortunate this morning to see that Will Richardson had rescheduled his live interview with Clay Shirky on U-Stream. Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach was the chat moderator. Video recording is available now ( Part 1 and Part 2 ); I think the backchannel chat will also be available somewhere. I’ll update the link later. Update : Here’s the chat transcript.).

Tools Used

Clark Quinn

Facebook use is higher than I would have thought. Keywords: Podcasts, Twitter, Slideshare, Flickr, MySpace, LinkedIn, Facebook, Wiki, RSS, RSS Reader, Wikipedia, delicious, del.icio.us, blogs I've been working with Steve Wexler and the eLearningGuild on the eLearning 2.0

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Using FaceBook

Learning Visions

Tuesday, June 19, 2007 Using FaceBook Im trying to expand my horizons a bit these days and have been taking a closer look at a whole bunch of tools out there, including SecondLife and FaceBook. FaceBook seems like such a student-world application, and yet folks say more and more "grown-ups" are using it. There was a great NYTimes article a few weeks ago about a mom signing up for a FaceBook account, completely appalling her teenage daughter. (Id

2008 - MMVIII eLearning Year in Review

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

MMVIII (2008) started off visual and mobile to be sure. Since the eLearning community tends to lag a little behind I would have to say that twitter hit the eLearning community strongest in 2008. Twitter wins the 2008 "Big Story" award in my world.

Network Theory

E-Learning Provocateur

Leaving the obvious ( Facebook ) aside, let’s consider blogs. Last night I watched a fascinating documentary on the ABC called How Kevin Bacon Cured Cancer.

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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.

Links for 2008-07-20 [del.icio.us]

Clark Quinn

Serena is Serene about Enterprise Facebook. Discusses Serena software's use of facebook and social media. Great case study information. GE’s Enterprise Collaboration Backbone | Collaboration 2.0 | ZDNet.com.


E-Learning challenges in vocational education

E-Learning Provocateur

Facebook, MySpace, YouTube, blogs, wikis and other social media have shifted the role of the learner from a mere recipient of content, to an active participant in the production of content. Yesterday I participated in an enterprise discussion panel at the eLearning08 conference in Sydney.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Wow.Has it been almost a month?! Lets Talk 2008.

Mark Oehlert

» January 07, 2008 Wow.Has it been almost a month?! Lets Talk 2008. " What are your predictions for learning for 2008 ?" Lets pretend though that the question was.what are your predictions for the e-learning/learning/training industry for 2008?

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

Mark Oehlert

Thistranslation of the desktop-based Facebook experience is flawless. Issues I have with Facebook are 1. maybe we should just let the students choose to interact and network with each other, by themselves, in Facebook and 2.

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.

Web 2.0 Corporate Access

Clark Quinn

I somewhat understand why MySpace might get blocked (28%) but given how many people are using Facebook for business connections, blocking it at almost the same rate is a little bit of a surprise. I’ve been working with Steve Wexler and the eLearningGuild on the eLearning 2.0 survey. This is resulting in some pretty interesting data such as the Web 2.0 Tools Used in corporations.

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Social Networks

Clark Quinn

The resources that were provided on this are great: The Facebook Classroom: 25 Education Apps Facebook as a Learning Platform Ning in Education Some learning professionals weigh in on how they're using social network. I don't know about ning or even facebook. The first week of our Free - Web 2.0 for Learning Professionals is wrapping up. This week we looked at Social Networks. Here are some thoughts on this topic, especially thoughts around social networks for learning.

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: New Product Announcement

Learning Visions

Tuesday, December 23, 2008 New Product Announcement Just in time for the holidays: "socially-networked virtual game-based blended mobile cloudy-learning 4.0" Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Blog-o- the-Month at ISTE Island in Second Life

Learning Visions

Thursday, December 11, 2008 Blog-o- the-Month at ISTE Island in Second Life Imagine my surprise when Scott Merrick contacted me, letting me know that Learning Visions had been nominated as Blog-o-the-month on ISTE Island in Second Life.

Network-Feedback Question

eLearning Cyclops

I have used Facebook, Linked In, and I blog, but I still find that user groups , such as groups in Google and Yahoo, have been the best way to network. This month's question on the Learning Circuits Blog is regarding the best place to network, or receive feedback.