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I Believe in the Importance of a Personal Learning Network

Tom Spiglanin

When I started using Twitter for my professional growth and development, I didn’t realize that I was also starting to build my personal learning network. Several sources referred to PLNs as networks focused on learning about a given topic.

Tool Set 2009

Tony Karrer

But hopefully 2009 will be the year when that begins to change. As an aside, what finally pushed me to create this series was a great post by Sue Waters' about creating your own personal learning network (PLN). If you care about being relevant and valuable in 2015, you had better be making moves in 2009. Recommendations The intent of this series is to capture my thinking at the start of 2009 about the tools and methods for work and learning.

Instructivism, constructivism or connectivism?

E-Learning Provocateur

So forget about trying to “know&# everything; instead, build your network of knowledge sources , and access them whenever you need them. In a previous article , I provided the following examples of potential information sources that the learner could incorporate into their personal learning network: Social bookmarks. Social and professional networks such as Facebook and Twitter. Instructivism is dead.

Effective virtual facilitation

E-Learning Provocateur

I propose the 5-stage model of e-moderation developed by world-renowned networked learning guru, Gilly Salmon. While Salmon’s model primarily supports asynchronous networked learning, I contend that it supports synchronous networked learning just as well.

Blending Learning with Social Technology Components

Upside Learning

unleashed a wave of tools that facilitate learning by leveraging social networks and informal channels. enabled platform for employees to build their own networks and channels. A lot of companies today face a resource situation that’s not unique in this age.

Apple Keynote.no.not that one

Kapp Notes

I am at the Winter 2009 ICT Educator conference. Some even set up their own wireless routers because they don't like the school's network. Yes, I am in San Francisco and yes I am at a conference where a representative from Apple is the Keynote speaker but no.it's s not Macworld.

Elements of a Virtual World/Metaverse

Kapp Notes

Another important element of a metaverse is the social networking capability. The social networking aspects of a metaverse allow learners to interact and share data and information with each other while in the virtual world.

Workplace learning in 10 years

E-Learning Provocateur

Learning will be fully networked. The Learning Circuits Big Question for this month is: If you peer inside an organization in 10 years time and you look at how workplace learning is being supported by that organization, what will you see?

Using Social Network Analysis in Social Business Design

Skilful Minds

Overall, as the post's subject indicates, my interest is in showing how social network analysis, applied to the ecosystems of organizations, can assist us in applying social business design in a manner that avoids the fallacy of open/closed business cultures. My previous post discussed the Open/Closed culture fallacy in social business design.

Learning with 'e's: Teaching with Twitter

Learning with e's

Most would agree that Twitter was one of the social networking phenomena of 2008, and has enjoyed exponential growth in popularity.

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Make Your Social Network A Learning Tool

CLO Magazine

By understanding how informal networks communicate and collaborate, social network analysis can facilitate more effective learning program design and promote more innovative collaboration. Behind every official organization chart is a web of informal networks composed of individual relationships. Valuable resources and information flow through these networks in various ways, often outside any prescribed path or hierarchy. Therefore, dense networks are not always ideal.

Google Wave - Learning Environments - Best of eLearning Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

October 9, 2009 to October 16, 2009. Wednesday, October 21, 2009. Wednesday, October 21, 2009. Saturday, October 24, 2009. Monday, October 26, 2009. Wednesday, October 28, 2009. Online Games for Teaching Business Concepts and Ideas - Kapp Notes , October 16, 2009. eLearning Portal Integration - eLearning Technology , October 13, 2009. Mentoring vs. Training — Why Social Networking Isn’t Enough - aLearning , October 13, 2009.

10 Social Media Tools For Learning

The eLearning Coach

Category: Social Networking Platform. Elgg is a social networking engine and publishing platform for running your own social networking site on a public or private server. This could transform an organization of isolated employees into a rich network of approachable contacts.

Video - Screencast - Webinar - Best of eLearning Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

August 21, 2009 to August 28, 2009. –( eLearning Events Calendar )–> Friday, September 04, 2009. –( eLearning Events Calendar )–> Friday, September 11, 2009. –( eLearning Events Calendar )–> Monday, September 14, 2009. Top 99 Workplace eLearning Blogs - eLearning Technology , August 24, 2009. Electronic Papyrus , August 25, 2009. Blogger in Middle-earth , August 26, 2009. August 25, 2009.

2009 Technology Trends That Impact Online Learning

The eLearning Coach

What technology trends of 2009 have impacted online learning and will continue to do so in the coming year? Post from: The eLearning Coach 2009 Technology Trends That Impact Online Learning. The arena of online learning is continually reshaped by technological advances.

Knowledge Skills Mentoring Tips - Best of eLearning Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

July 1, 2009 to July 10, 2009. LinkedIn Guide for Knowledge Workers - eLearning Technology , July 6, 2009. mLearning; Tricks to using the iPod Touch in class - Don’t Waste Your Time , July 7, 2009. New skills for learning professionals - Informal Learning , July 1, 2009. So many thoughts, so little time - Internet Time , July 6, 2009. Kapp Notes , July 9, 2009. eLearning Technology , July 2, 2009. Learning Developments , July 2, 2009.

The Web 3.0 Social Network

Learning with e's

I couldn't resist re-posting this article which first appeared exactly a year ago, on April 1st 2009. They fail to make optimum use of their social network because they don't know enough about its potential. tool that will give you more time by doing your social networking for you.

LinkedIn Guide for Knowledge Workers

Tony Karrer

LinkedIn Basics Tips on using LinkedIn The Unofficial LinkedIn User's Guide for Executives and Professionals LinkedIn Tips 10 Ways to Use LinkedIn LinkedIn Tips and Tweaks: Do More with your LinkedIn Account 20 Ways to Use LinkedIn Productively Making Your LinkedIn Business Network Pay Dividends Ten Etiquette Tips for LinkedIn LinkedIn Learning Center LinkedIn How-Tos The Social Media Starter Kit: LinkedIn How to Use LinkedIn 10 Part Series: Can LinkedIn Work for You?

Five Myths of Mobile Learning

Upside Learning

Looking around me here in India at the amazing rate of adoption of mobile devices (see Mobile Learning in India ) and the availability of mobile networks capable of data that now range contiguously across India (see Networks in Rural India ), its obvious cost is hardly a factor in the mobile learning equation. Phones today cost far less than they ever did, do far more and are cheaper to use because network usage charges are dropping consistently.

Content Organization Cheat Sheet

The eLearning Coach

Example: A course on troubleshooting a network for IT professionals could be arranged by problems and solutions. People who create eLearning get involved in many types of content development tasks.

7 skills for the successful e-tutor

Learning with e's

Without a social network, most of us won't survive. Today I read an interesting article entitled: 'Seven habits of highly effective teachers' in the Times Education Supplement.

Learning games - some interesting ideas

Bottom-Line Performance

I was looking at Mashable, a blog on new medai and social networking, and came across their weekly list of job postings. I’ve written a few different posts on games. I love games - and i think games help engage people and make learning more fun.

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Data, Information, Insight.A Fine Balance!

ID Reflections

Jones: I Finally Get It – Why Social Networking is So Important. "Data is raw material! Analyzed data lead to assumptions. Assumptions can lead to mistakes. Don't assume.know! Don't settle for information, demand insight!"

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Too Much Information or a Skills Gap

Tony Karrer

Wesley Fryer discusses How are you dealing with TMI? Too Much Information) (found via Stephen Downes ). Wesley points us to a post by Kevin Washburn “TMI! Information Overload and Learning.”

Conflicting personas: social media as an ‘AND’ role (initially titled ‘AND’ job which is entirely inappropriate, even for this blog)

Janet Clarey

Reporting, fact checking, AND now monitoring & participating in worldwide network of “on the street&# de facto reporters. <digression>… Separate accounts for some social networking sites to keep topics organized.

[from bwatwood] Learning with 'e's: e-Learning 3.0

Learning with e's

With smart phone devices and better connectivity through constantly improving line-of-sight (satellite and wireless) networking services, there is little to stop learners everywhere from accessing what they need on the move, from virtually anywhere on the planet. I'm excited by the future.

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SharePoint is not Enterprise 2.0 or Social Networking " Skilful Minds

Skilful Minds

social networking twitter The title for this post is drawn from a recent assessment of SharePoint 2007 offered on Thomas Vander Wal's bog, Personal InfoCloud. Thomas' post, as always, offers a unique point of view on what Enterprise 2.0 consists and, specifically, how SharePoint measures up.

Blogging in a Walled Garden

Experiencing eLearning

But external bloggers can’t see the posts, of course, and you can’t create the same kind of network of links even among students. Kylemore Abbey Garden. One of the features of Sakai that our team was looking for in a new LMS is a blogging tool.

eLearning Conferences 2010

Tony Karrer

December 2009 December 1-4, 2009 New Zealand Association for Research in Education , Distinction Hotel, Rotorua, New Zealand. www.online-educa.com December 2-4, 2009 eAsia , Colombo, Sri Lanka. link] December 3-4, 2009 Worldwide Forum on Education and Culture , Rome, Italy.

Not Your Father’s ROI

Jay Cross

It features an article in which Jon Husband and I delve into how to measure the impact of learning in the network era. Productivity in a Networked era: Not Your Father’s ROI. The network era now replacing the industrial age holds great promise. Increase in Network Size.

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Here’s Why You Need an E-Learning Portfolio

Rapid eLearning

Network with others. A portfolio’s no good if you have no place to show it(your blog) or share it (your network). A few weeks ago I announced a job opening. I got about 1000 inquiries and ended up looking at over 200 portfolios.

eLearning Conferences

Tony Karrer

JANUARY 2009 January 3-4, 2009 New Presidents Program , sponsored by the Council of Independent Colleges, Hyatt Regency Coconut Point, Bonita Springs, Florida, USA. January 4-7, 2009 Presidents Institute : Investing in the Future – Students, Institutions, and the Public Good sponsored by the Council of Independent Colleges, Hyatt Regency Cocomut Point, Bonita Springs, Florida, USA. link] aspx January 14-17, 2009 British Educational Technology Show , London, United Kingdom.

The Future of the LMS

Bottom-Line Performance

In a sense, she saw the LMS as more like a social network and less like a database. We started the month talking about the features and functions of learning management systems. It’s only fitting we end talking about the changes the future holds for those features. Soon, it won’t be enough that the LMS tracks formal learning like instructor-led training courses or e-learning modules; the future is here, and learning management systems are changing rapidly to keep up.

LearnX Asia Pacific 2009 - Day 2

E-Learning Provocateur

Margaret offers them the following tips: always be mindful of the remote worker/learner; train them to chunk their days into productive periods free from interruption; avoid information overload; and build social capital through social networking.