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. My blog is really the hub of my thinking and activity, so by going back through posts for the 2008, it gives me a pretty good perspective on what's been happening inside my head during 2008. To do my review, I first looked at what I was writing about and what people were reading on my blog in 2008.

TechKnowledge 2008 Blog Coverage

Tony Karrer

However, I've noticed that there have been quite a few posts discussing experiences at ASTD TechKnowledge 2008. ASTD TechKnowledge 2008, Lots of Fun TK08 - Tony Karrer and Implementation of Social Learning How to Add Scenarios to Your Rapid E-Learning Courses.Rapidly! My experience has been that ASTD audiences do not blog as much as other audiences such as the eLearning Guild and I commented about that in More eLearning Bloggers.

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Learn Trends 2008 - Free

Tony Karrer

George Siemens , Jay Cross and Tony Karrer have organized the second annual free online conference: Corporate Learning: Trends and Innovation 2008 November 17 - 21, 2008 | Online | Free Last year's conference had two thousand people from all over the world take part in the week-long conference.

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Forums vs. Social Networks?

Clark Quinn

I'm debating the value of forum / group / threaded discussion software vs. social network software for a particular situation. Social Network Examples are Ning and KickApps. However, they typically try to give a better sense of the person and make interactions more social. Some thoughts I have about why we might adopt threaded discussions / forum software vs. adopting a social network solution.

What did I learn about learning in 2008?

Clark Quinn

The Learning Circuit’s Blog Big Question for December is “What did you learn about learning in 2008?&# It’s good to reflect, and using the end of the calendar year is a traditional time. Which segues nicely into my second learning, which was about social learning. Interestingly, I’m also beginning to see the emergence of mobile social, and I see that mobile was another recurrent theme in what I talked about this year.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: My Predictions for 2008

Learning Visions

Tuesday, January 15, 2008 My Predictions for 2008 I wont deign to make grandiose predictions about the state of eLearning in the year 2008 as many have already done. My Predictions for Learning in 2008 are, well, more about expected outcomes for my own learning journey this year based on some key personal events on my near horizon. Posted by Cammy Bean at 11:06 AM Labels: 2008 , Learning Circuits 4comments: Christine Martell said.

TCC08: Social Bookmarking to Support Professional Practice

Experiencing eLearning

Using a Social Bookmark Site to Assist in Diffusion of Online Information to Support Professional Practices. Uses social bookmarking so can find what he needs. Tagging with social bookmarking can help peers & colleagues find information more easily. Social Bookmarking Sites. Pros of Social Bookmarking: New communities. Technorati Tags: tcc08 , tcc2008 , social+bookmarking , research , community

Social Bookmarks

Clark Quinn

for Learning Professionals Course is starting and the topic is Social Bookmarks. Here's the great resource / assignment that Harold and Michele created for this week: Week 2: Free Your Bookmarks with Social Bookmarking This has sparked some interesting activity and makes me think that the net effect of this kind of open course is a bit more interesting than I had thought. It's fun to have a group that is partly experience and partly new with social learning going on.

Social Learning

Clark Quinn

The spark was the example of a teacher/course/set of students/partner that provided their content into the system so that the students could study through a social learning experience. Industrial model learning -> social learning. A long time ago I posted about Authoring in eLearning 2.0 / Add-ins & Mash-ups where I suggested that there would be easy ways to add social dimensions to our courses.

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? How do social networks relate to personal learning?

Social Media and Experimental Innovation

Clark Quinn

But one of the promises of social media is that we can arrive at innovation more quickly and test it more quickly. Interesting post by Clark Quinn - Innovating by Conversation - where he refers to the idea of the Experimental Innovator - an innovator who iterates through lots of ideas before arriving at something that works. Clark tells us.

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). Many businesses consider time on social networking sites wasted, but not all.

Formal learning & social networking

Clark Quinn

is about informal learning, but the organization was moving to using social networking tools to scaffold their move from face-to-face to more online learning. So I was asked to talk about social networking and formal learning. That is, the first reason to use social networking around formal learning is to make it part of the repertoire of the community. I then segued to my second point, which is that social networking tools are better formal learning.

ASTD's Big Question for December 2008: New Learning

Kapp Notes

The ASTD Big question this month is What did you learn about learning in 2008? Mostly about finding a good "model" for mobile learning course design, how others tend to view immersive learning environments and how Social Media is taking off in the least likely places. The third big learning was that organizations who seemed the least open, most secretive and most regulated jumped into Social Media with both feet while other industries are still floundering.

The 2008 Top 3 Semi-Learning Related Books

Kapp Notes

I've written about the concept in The Metaverse Hype, Decline and Realism Cycle--We've Seen It Before Number 2: Groundswell: Winning in a World Transformed by Social Technologies (Forrester Research) by Charlene Li and Josh Bernoff If you want to understand how Social Media or Web 2.0 My entry Pedia Palooza hits on some of the same issues by providing links to all types of social media articles.

5 Golden Rules for Polite Social Networking

E-Learning Provocateur

With social networking starting to make in-roads into the corporate sector (eg NAB , ING ), our attention turns increasingly to netiquette. However, the new medium does present some new social challenges. has produced 5 Golden Rules for Polite Social Networking: You don’t have to make friends with people you don’t know. social networking Tags: social media enterprise 2.0

2008 Conferences Retro

Learning with e's

Here are my top ten learning technology conferences of 2008 (look, I know it's eleven really, but whose blog is this anyway?): And the social event - a day trip to Venice - was an incredible experience. Next year's Plymouth e-Learning Conference is a two day event, and is already shaping up to be bigger and better than 2008's, with as of today, more than 100 delegates already registered from 15 countries.

Learnlets » Social Nutworking

Clark Quinn

Social 100

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. There’s lots more for me to learn, of course, but there are powerful reasons to blog about it along the way as well.

Blogs, Social Networks and LinkedIn Answers

Clark Quinn

The question was: What is your assessment of the relative benefits of pure blogging vs LinkedIn Answers and other social networking platform-based discussion venues? Social Network based discussions (for example a Ning network) act like communities.

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. Friendiligence’ reflects the oversaturation of the social networking sphere and the need to ask what your criteria are for ‘friending’ people. Tags: social networking world war 2.0

Social Media and Experimental Innovation

Tony Karrer

But one of the promises of social media is that we can arrive at innovation more quickly and test it more quickly. Interesting post by Clark Quinn - Innovating by Conversation - where he refers to the idea of the Experimental Innovator - an innovator who iterates through lots of ideas before arriving at something that works. Clark tells us.

Daily Bookmarks 04/15/2008

Experiencing eLearning

eLearning Guild Annual Gathering 2008 - Day 1- Social Learning Discussion « eLearning Weekly - Annotated. Tips and tricks for implementing social learning tools (Web 2.0 tags: e-learning , social , web2.0 , orgculture , learning , change. Oftentimes, when social learning is discussed at an organization, some workers shy away. If you're getting pushback on social learning technologies (ex. “What is the perfect social learning implementation?

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Examples of eLearning 2.0

Clark Quinn

We use podcasts to release information on department updates wikis for SMEs to submit content/feedback project Wikis ; resource / tools sharing on wiki online reference for patient care using podcasts for our ASTD chapter to introduce upcoming speakers wikis, blogs, jing to capture best practices, conduct training and elearning resources virtual learning environment that encompasses social tools Use discussion boards and blogs for reflection and share learner experience A great list of examples.

Corporate Learning Trends and Innovations 2008

Jay Cross

November 17-21, 2008 | Online | Free. Come to Corporate Learning Trends and Innovations 2008 if you want to: participate in a stridently unaffiliated event (no sponsors! socialize online with peers and other participants (schmoozing encouraged!). November 17-21, 2008 | Online | Free. Check out the line-up of catalysts at the Corporate Learning Trends and Innovations 2008 site. November 17-21, 2008 | Online | Free. Attend a conference for troubled times.

Social Network Operating System

Tony Karrer

In the 2008 Horizon Report , they discuss various technology trends including. Their comments around Social Operating Systems is interesting: The issue, and what social operating systems will resolve, is that today's tools do not recognize the "social graph"-the network of relationships a person has, independent of any given networking system or address book; the people one actually knows, is related to, or works with. Blogs are both content and a social network.

2008 Places Retro (2)

Learning with e's

Continuing my top ten favourite places visited during 2008. My Number 1 for 2008 - Barcelona, Spain. Editor) I really must throw a word or two in about bella Venice - I was there in September as a part of the social event of the ICL Conference. I don't think there is any other social event I have attended that compares with it. Here are my top five cities in reverse order: 5 - Salzburg, Austria.

DevLearn 2008 - Day 1 Recap

eLearning Weekly

Day 1 of DevLearn 2008 kicked off today with a great keynote from Tim O’Reilly ( @TimOReilly ), where he walked us through the Web 2.0 All examples showed an overall community using social media, rather than the occasional blog or wiki. As we use more social media, our roles will change to be social media architects, where we will build and nurture learning environments. Using one-off tech tools does not a add up to a social media strategy.

Wdigets Conference 2008

Vignettes Learning

Although this may seem too geeky for the average trainer and learning officer, this illustrates how organizations continue to make our lives better with improved widgets in social networking, mobile learning, etc. Stay tuned for the Widget Summit [link] Check some of the sessions and speakers.

Corporate Social Bookmarking Tools

Tony Karrer

I was just asked on twitter about use social bookmarking tools that work behind the firewall. Here are the social bookmarking tools that I commonly cite in presentations: BEA Pathways Cogenz Connectbeam del.irio.us - perl based, very similar to del.icio.us I thought I had blogged about this before, but I'm not finding the post.

Experiencing E-Learning » Daily Bookmarks 04/12/2008

Experiencing eLearning

Daily Bookmarks 09/04/2008

Experiencing eLearning

15-minute podcast interview with Palloff and Pratt on assessing online learners and social presence. tags: assessment , highered , education , e-learning , rubric , social Assessing the Online Learner by Jossey-Bass Online Teaching & Learning Series. They talk about authentic assessment rather than closed-book quizzes, based on the assumption that students will cheat on tests and quizzes but responding to scenarios is a better measure of learning.

Daily Bookmarks 07/16/2008

Experiencing eLearning

Main Page - Social Justice Wiki. Collection of student research on social justice organizations in New York City. Created with a wiki: each time the professor teaches the class, more organizations will be added to the growing resource. tags: socialjustice , diversity , wiki , highered , education

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Fear of Virtual High Schools

Experiencing eLearning

Their curriculum lists 20 different history and social sciences courses; clearly, the need for history teachers still exists. A reader sent this question to me today: I was wondering if you read Clayton Christensen’s prediction that by 2019, nearly 50 percent of high school courses will be taught online. Â What exactly did the author mean by this?

Applying Social Networking in the Workplace

Lars is Learning

I'm placing it here as a matter of record and to note that social networking tools are clearly important to accelerating the (effective) learning process. We are social animals by nature, so any technology that allows us to connect more efficiently and effectively with others will flourish I wrote this article back in November for Learning Technologies magazine.