Connected pedagogy: Social networks

Learning with e's

Photo by Steve Wheeler In a previous post I outlined some of the metrics around the use of digital media, technologies and social networks. I wrote that: "The age of social technologies has radically transformed the way we live our lives, and that includes how we learn and teach.

Social Networks

Clark Quinn

This week we looked at Social Networks. Here are some thoughts on this topic, especially thoughts around social networks for learning. Starting with Social Networking was a blessing and a curse. Social networks have a tendency to be a bit messy. Virginia Yonkers told us - I would like to know how to manage the information flows in social networks. How do we do this in the social network environment?

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WARNING, social netWORK AHEAD

Learning Cafe

I’ve been reading with interest recent articles and blog posts proclaiming that social practices won’t work in the enterprise. Posts such as ‘ You ready to fail at social networking ’ and the excellent post from Jeevan Joshi ’4 reasons why employee social learning will fail at work ‘, have really made me think and reflect on the hype surrounding social business and more specifically the rise of social networks / communities within the work environment.

Social networking is king

E-Learning Provocateur

Another principle that resonated with me was, in my own words: Social networking is king. Kate Albright-Hanna , the Director of Video for the 2008 Obama presidential campaign. Social networking has been around since the dawn of time.

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. Developed a course on social networking for business. Use online library databases to research social networking. Provided a bunch of stats on social networking usage–I’m not taking notes on all that). LinkedIn. Facebook.

Reflections on Twitter and social networking

Clark Quinn

I’ve been using Twitter for a number of weeks now, and that, combined with several recent social networking activities prompted this reflection. However, much like the Facebook opportunity, it’s a way to follow people who could be serving as mentors (even if they don’t know it!). I really appreciated Tony Karrer’s pointer on how to use LinkedIn , by the way.

Teens, Tweens and Social Networking

Kapp Notes

Chart shows percentage of teens and tweens and what social networking/Web 2.0 Among teens, that amounts to about 9 hours a week on social networking activities,compared to about 10 hours a week watching TV.

Social Networking 101

Web Tools for Learners

I am reposting here because many of my friends really want to use social networking to further their influence and personal development. People I talk to daily seem amazed at the social networking craze and have a genuine interest in getting started but don’t have a clue where to start. Facebook. Tags: newbie social networks This is a summary of a previous post on the old blog (do old blogs ever die?).

Social Networking Not Corporate Enough for Your Company?

Kapp Notes

If you think that social networking is just a fad or is only good for social things like what album you like or what what book you are reading.but is not appropriate for work.think again. Some of the most sophisticated information analysis, exchange and monitoring agencies are using social networking software to make their information gathering process stronger and more meaningful. The social networking application is called A-Space.

Conversations

Technology Enhanced Learning Blog

At the moment I’m celebrating some, online, 10 th anniversaries – in October 2008 I started blogging , I joined LinkedIn in November 2008 and I joined Twitter in January 2009. So why am I annoyed that social networks have changed the conversation?

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

From Social Networking to Performance Widgets

Vignettes Learning

Gary VanAntwerp called my attention to this New York Times article At Social Site, Only the Businesslike Need Apply. The article caught my interest because it calls the attention to what LinkedIn plans to do to increase usage or interaction in their site. The new services could help LinkedIn fend off some new competition. It's about time e-learning and training professionals look at their social networking initiative in the same way as LinkedIn.

Learnlets » Facebook Apprenticeship

Clark Quinn

Social Networking, Informal Learning, Twitter, & Gaming

Big Dog, Little Dog

We are all very familiar with social networking platforms such as MySpace, Flikr, YouTube, Twitter, Bebo and Facebook. KM Asia: keynote on social computing - Dave Snowden of Cognitive Edge. Improved collective performance: Investing in Web 2.0 - Knowledge Board.

CCK08: Facebook for Academics

E-Learning Acupuncture

Probably the simplest way I can describe it is to call it "Facebook for Academics." This social networking site is a great way to connect with other faculty members at other institutions working on similar topics. As of mid-October 2008, there are over 6300 people registered. (7 PS: this blog post fits nicely into the Connectivism course topic for week 5: Groups and Networks

Listing of Business and Enterprise 2.0 Social Networking

Vignettes Learning

Listing of Business and Enterprise 2.0

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.

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LinkedIn Facebook Twitter - Different Connection Style

Tony Karrer

As a result of my recent change in my Approach to LinkedIn Connections , I've actually met quite a few people who read my blog, but I don't believe had ever commented. They were comfortable connecting with me via LinkedIn and since it offers mutual value it was worth the effort. It truly does feel like a (virtual) networking event. Interestingly, one of the people who connected to me suggested we might want to do the same on Facebook and Twitter.

There Goes the Eye Medicine - Cisco's Big Move to Social Networking

Vignettes Learning

and Social Learning in business. Amy Kucharik from IT Knowledge Exchange reported Cisco's John Chambers rallying speech on how Cisco is implementing Social Networking, in a rather massive way. Cisco's Collaboration Strategy: Adding Vision to Social Networking.

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: 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. Im no Facebook super-user and I havent experienced a huge time suck from it, but I suppose its possible. But what information is it that is actually being "leaked" through Facebook by these irresponsible employees ?

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.

Network Theory

E-Learning Provocateur

Small-world networks. Networks that have a small average shortest path length between nodes, along with high clustering coefficients, are known as “small world networks&#. In fact, many systems in the real world are small-world networks.

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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: 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

JIVE's clearspace takes social networking behind the firewall

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

USAToday recently said that "Jive Software wants to be the Apple Computer of corporate social networks." The best way to try to describe it may be to say it's like a combination of Facebook, Google Docs, Netvibes/Pageflakes, Meebo and a little bit of Basecamp - for the enterprise. Jive calls itself a "social productivity" service. I love the idea of social productivity.

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

Mark Oehlert

OK.so help me out here.someone smarter than me (big number) help me understand the difference in architectural requirements and transactions that go on in say a social network like facebook with millions of users, probably hundreds of thousands of concurrent users, all executing millions of transactions from chat to photo uploads to quiz taking.with those of an LMS or an LCMS. I really want to understand issues around scaling, etc. Anyone? Bueller? Bueller?

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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.

Ten Predictions for eLearning 2008

Tony Karrer

The Big Question this month are Predictions for Learning in 2008. during 2008. Prediction #2 => Virtual Classroom Tools - Meeting Tool + Second Life Lite A medium size Virtual Classroom / Meeting Tool will announce features in 2008 that are not 3D immersive, but that are more like Mii characters in a 2.5D For example, I just had someone ask about using Facebook in a corporate context as part of on-boarding.

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" Creating Social Presence in Online Classroom (ID.

Daily Bookmarks 06/25/2008

Experiencing eLearning

Social networks ‘teaching tech skills’ - vnunet.com. Brief summary of research on the educational benefits of sites like MySpace and Facebook for high schoolers. When asked what they learn by using social networking sites, the students. 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.

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.

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. So those are my top ten tools and technologies of 2008.

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). Creating Social Presence in Online Classroom (ID.

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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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Facebbok apps now work on other sites.what is the hard part to figure out here?

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Small Basket of MindMapping Items | Main | Small Basket of Virtual World Items » February 28, 2008 Facebbok apps now work on other sites.what is the hard part to figure out here?

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