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. Open Source LMS Other Open Source LMS Solutions - eLearning 24-7 , April 14, 2010 Open Source life, LMSs beyond Moodle - Learning Rocks , December 18, 2008 Open Source LMS - eLearning Technology , December 10, 2009 The Real Cost of a Free (Open Source) LMS!

Very social software

Learning with e's

A veritable feast of articles on social media is appearing in the academic press at the moment. Two articles that have caught my eye deal with social software in education, and both have landed on my desk in the last few weeks. If you're interested in the impact blogs, wikis and social networking can have on the social and cultural dimensions of education, then take a read of them. Keywords: social software; Web 2.0;

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2010 in Retrospect: Top Few Blogs and Books

ID Reflections

Where Social Learning Thrives by Marcia Conner 3. 2010 Shift Index - Passion and Performance by John Hagel 6. Why we need to kill "social media" by Rob Key 7. Generations, Social and Enterprise: adopt vs adapt by Martijn Linssen 9. The Evolving Social Organization by Harold Jarche 10. The “New” Social Learning isn’t a New Thing by Sumeet Moghe 18. 2010 in Review Part 3: My year in reflective blogging by Jane Hart 21.

Sales eLearning – 21 Great Resources

Tony Karrer

A Formula for Storytelling in eLearning - Integrated Learnings , April 6, 2010 When a client asked our team to develop a sales skills enhancement course, we opted to base the training on the methods of the most successful sales person in the department. Work Context: The New Classroom - Living in Learning , March 22, 2010 Fifteen of those years were spent living out of a suitcase as a roving sale trainer and then as a manager. The Business Case for Social Learning.

Reflections on Web 2.0 Expo

Clark Quinn

I also talked to Social Text, seeing if they supported user-generation of video (no). Also, I’d been pinged by the CEO of MangoSpring via the social software for the conference (which didn’t obviously give me a way of pinging back!?!?), Fuse seemed to be largely developing internal social media capabilities (enhancing Outlook) and some developer interfaces, but apparently also do some customer work. Tags: social strategy technology

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Is There a Better Way to Social Learning?

Xyleme

Home > Learning Technologies , Social Learning > Is There a Better Way to Social Learning? Is There a Better Way to Social Learning? July 21st, 2010 Goto comments Leave a comment Last week, I had the good fortune to speak with George Siemens for an upcoming Xyleme Voices podcast. My conversation with George was no exception as we spoke at length about Connectivism , social learning networks, and the future of current learning technologies (LMS, LCMS, etc.)

Mzinga Releases OmniSocial 2.0 by Bill Brandon

Learning Solutions Magazine

Social software provider Mzinga has released OmniSocial 2.0, social software. Tags: Content Management Social Media Tools the latest update to its enterprise-class. OmniSocial now provides support for onboarding, communication and collaboration, learning and development, performance and career development, innovation, and recruitment and. retention.

Social Learning, Collaboration, and Team Identity

Skilful Minds

Its focus was on the importance of social software applications in the Enterprise to the ability of distributed project team members to recognize who is on their team at any point in time, and who isn't. Recently, Mortensen continued researching the topic by studying 39 officially defined software and product development teams. Learning Experience Social Networks Web 2.0 One of my earlier posts asked the question, Who's on Your Team?

Social Learning Tools Should Not be Separate from Enterprise 2.0

Tony Karrer

With the recent launch of InGenius by SkillSoft, I believe it’s time again to raise a pretty important question: Where do Social Learning Tools belong? My contention (as expressed in LMS and Social Learning ) is that most of the vendors are getting this wrong. Instead of looking at providing tightly coupled Social Learning Tools, they should instead be looking at how their offering can integrate or leverage Enterprise 2.0

Collaborative Learning – for the people, by the people by Josh Little

Learning Solutions Magazine

social software, is sparking new philosophies about formal and informal use of collaboration to. Tags: Design Strategies Future Trends Getting Started Instructional Design Management Strategies Social Media Traditional approaches to training are facing disruption. Disruptive innovation, in the form of. support learning. This is the first of two columns about this, and how you can adapt your. approach to instruction to take advantage of these developments.

Top 47 Posts and 10 Hot Topics for February

eLearning Learning Posts

February 1, 2010 to February 14, 2010. The following are the top items from featured sources based on social signals. Netiquette: a handy guide for online students - Dont Waste Your Time , February 8, 2010 Based on a Guide from the LSC (Lake Superior College) wiki of netiquette for their online students. Making Sense Of The iPad For Online Learning - The eLearning Coach , February 8, 2010 The noise about the release of Apple’s iPad has been a bit overwhelming.

On my last leg

Learning with e's

I'm staying just across the road from the Convention Centre where Ulearn 2010 will kick off on Tuesday. I'm going to be speaking on transformational change in education, and will touch on social media, new teacher roles and a host of other related topics in my own keynote on Wednesday afternoon. Bless me father for I have sinned. It's been one long week since my last blogpost. I've been busy, is my excuse. I'm having a wonderful time here in New Zealand.

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Turn and face the strain

Learning with e's

A particular emphasis on Web Enhanced Learning (WEL) approaches will be made and strategies for university-wide adoption of social software (Web 2.0) Formal and Informal Learning This emerges through formal and informal learner activities such as online discussion, user generated content, active social tagging and the sharing and exchanging of digital artefacts direct from user to user.

Abstracts and Enterprise 2.0

Clive on Learning

Anyway, I know what the key benefits are of employing ‘emergent social software platforms' within the firewall, how to counter the most common objections, and how to make a success of implementation. I was recently given a copy of Andrew McAfee’s Enterprise 2.0 Harvard Business Press, 2009) by Martin Baker from LM Matters. I sat down to skim read it on the train – the one hour trip from London to Brighton is usually enough.

The key to understanding what’s going on

Jay Cross

The 50,000 foot view of what’s going on in social networks and informal learning has changed very little In the last five years. Here’s a mid-2003 article from an internal newsletter from Deloitte: Social Software: Get Affiliated. Social Software: Get Affiliated. Want to understand the emerging world of social software? While the technology is nothing spectacular, social software is one of the catalysts of the change.

CONCEDE Project

Learning with e's

Students are using social networking sites to post up their content, including text, images and links they would like to keep and share. or social software services, please consider completing this survey. User generated content is everywhere. In more formalised education settings, there is a proliferation in the use of wikis and other collaborative shared spaces.

Wisdom of clouds

Learning with e's

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. I think it's an important discussion - so please read his post and then make your vote!

Learning with 'e's: The 5th Plymouth e-Learning Conference

Learning with e's

The 5th Plymouth e-Learning Conference (8-9 April, 2010) will examine the theme of e-learning in a time of change, and will challenge notions of traditional boundaries, learning spaces and roles. Our keynote speakers for the 2010 event are Josie Fraser and Donald Clark. Josie Fraser is well known in the field of social media and learning, and writes regularly about her research on her blog SocialTech.

World Health 2.0

Learning with e's

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;

Giving up control

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

In an article titled Taking the Social Media Plunge: Learning to Let Go , Andy McAfee explores the reluctance of traditional organizations to embrace social media (and informal learning). That “social&# is too close to “unproductive&# or “time-wasting.&#. Many organizations appear scared to death of Enterprise 2.0. They’re worried that people will use the new tools and accompanying freedom to broadcast hate speech or porn, or harass each other.

Bright Corporate Outlook for Employee Development Doesn’t Mean You Need a Bigger Budget

Mindflash

Chief Learning Officer magazine recently reported that its Business Intelligence Board (BIB) of learning leaders is more optimistic about the outlook for 2011 than they were in 2010. Tap into social software apps. Need informal learning software? There are vendors selling very good software. Rather than spend the money upfront, start off by using using free social software services like Yammer or Social Text or Wikispaces.

The survival of higher education (3): The Social Web

Learning with 'e's

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. Here social media were used to connect people, enabling them to collaborate together in project work, small group learning and online discussions. MentorBlog: Connecting Students and their Mentors using Social Software.

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Why Corporate Training is Broken And How to Fix It

Jay Cross

What worked twenty years ago doesn’t work well in the social, always-on, networked world of business we now inhabit. The social revolution of the 1960s gave rise to the concept that learning is individual. People at the big events are talking about informal learning, social learning, simulations, webinars, mobile, virtual classrooms, community, interactivity, and web 2.0. Social & Collaborative Activities. Social. Industrial Age 1800 – 2010.