Build a powerful PLN

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They may be people you meet on a daily basis, but more often than not in the digital age, many PLNs are comprised of people we interact with on social networking sites. Well, there is a growing range of useful social media tools you can use to track down what you need.

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The 10 basic online tools every trainer and online facilitator should know

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

Diigo - or any other social bookmarker Diigo is very important to keep track off your online sources. An alternative to this bookmark tool is delicious. Google - and Google plus Everybody can google, but you can always learn new boolean tips to Google better (did you know that if you Google video site: Ennuonline.com Google search for content on the website ennuonline.com?).

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Trending Sources

Top Ten Tools for Learning 2011

Experiencing eLearning

Google Reader is still my main tool for personal learning. Diigo is my social bookmarking option. I also back up bookmarks to Delicious, but especially after the disastrous transition to AVOS (a third of my bookmarks didn’t survive the migration), I’m so glad I don’t rely on Delicious as a primary tool. Google Search has never been on my list before, but it really should have been.

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The Connected Educator: Building a Professional Learning Network

Allison Rossett

Here is a way for people to turn their interest in lifelong, independent learning AND social connections into a way of life. It took 40 years, but with the invention of the Internet and social media tools, Licklider & Taylor’s predication has come true. Google Reader Screenshot.

Free Cloud Apps

eLearning Cyclops

Blogging WordPress Documents Google Docs Graphics Picasa Web Albums ChartGo (creating charts) Screencasts and Simulations Screenr Social Bookmarking Delicious Social Media and Networking LinkedIn Plaxo Twitter Yammer Video YouTube. Here is a compilation of free cloud applications. These have a slant towards learning tools and web development, but is open to any suggested cloud apps as long as they are free to all users.

LearnTrends: Personal Knowledge Management

Experiencing eLearning

Google Reader to pull everything in. Delicious: what he uses to save things instead of Bloglines. When you bookmark on delicious, you can also see how others have tagged it. As citizens, PKM is part of our social responsibility; we should be learning about issues together. Social bookmarks are an easy first step–lots of people can have a purpose for this. Social bookmarking sites are less often blocked by corporate firewalls.

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Social Media Offerings which can b used in Social Learning

eLearning 24-7

Social media types with examples. New social media types are being created, identified and defined constantly. Bi-weekly updates, which can be found on the “Social Media Page&# under my Essentials section, that debuts on Monday. With the exception of crowdsourcing, all other social media types can be used in social learning. Social BookmarkingDelicious - spelled often as del.icio.us Social E-Mail - Google Buzz.

Hot topics in Working Smarter for the past 12 months

Jay Cross

How to use Twitter for Social Learning - Social Media for Working & Learning , March 20, 2010. Flipboard and Paper.li: Social news curation hits the tipping point - Ross Dawson , August 30, 2010. Social Media for Working & Learning , May 4, 2010.

Better Memory

Tony Karrer

Delicious - Use this social bookmarking tool to save pages with tags as the organizer for me to get back to at a later time. Firefox Bookmarks - For pages that I want to launch all the time. Short notes on a single resource can be added to the social bookmark.

How to MOOC: Technology-Enabled Learning Tools, Part 2

Your Training Edge

and the rapid rise of Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and other communications platforms have made one thing abundantly clear: Everything is social. As the workforce grows to include more Millennials – digital natives who spend nearly four hours per day on social networking sites – the social impact on training cannot be overstated. Course discussion forums are the most basic type of social platform used in MOOCs, but they are powerful tools and almost all MOOCs have them.

Tools Used

Clark Quinn

I'm really amazed at the gap between people who store their bookmarks online 53% vs. those who share bookmarks online: 23%. Most people who store their bookmarks, don't share them. I guess they must be using a lot of tools other than delicious.

What’s in Your Technology-Enabled Learning Toolbox?

Your Training Edge

Delicious , Pinboard — social bookmarking. Google Blogger. Google Docs , Etherpad — collaborative writing. Google+ Hangouts. Google+ Hangouts — can be used to hold virtual office hours. Google Analytics.

Top 100 Tools For Learning 2010 – C4LPT Survey

Upside Learning

Delicioussocial bookmarking tool. Google Reader – RSS feed reader. Facebook – social networking site. Some observations: The top 10 is like a who’s who of social and informal learning tools. The complete list has a very strong bias towards social tools.

eLearning Cyclops: Cool Tools to Liven Up The Classroom

eLearning Cyclops

Plus, you will be surprised how much supporting information you may find in the Google Public Data Explorer. Cacoo (create diagrams) ChartGo (create charts) Google Public Data Explorer (Create charts and visualizations form public data) QR Code Generators - Put QR codes in your manuals and on the classroom screen. Screen-o-Matic Screenr Social Bookmarking - Make sure they have all your online resources by giving them one link to all your bookmarks.

Performance - Collaboration - Social Network Analysis - eLearning Hot List

Tony Karrer

eLearning Learning Hot List June 1, 2009 to June 12, 2009 Top Posts The following are the top posts from featured sources based on social signals. World Part 2 - Social Enterprise Blog , June 6, 2009 Should you Care about Google Wave? yes, they went there - WISE Pedagogy , June 1, 2009 Time Spent - The Learning Circuits Blog , June 1, 2009 Top Other Items The following are the top other items based on social signals.

LMS/LCMS Social Media & Side Notes

eLearning 24-7

If you haven’t been looking at LMS/LCMS solutions lately or if you have, you may be noticing a trend - social media. Instead, let’s call it, what it really is and what it will be going forward – “Social Media&#. To have a better understanding on social media, I have provided the types of social media followed by an example. Social Media – Followed by an example. Social BookmarkingDelicious.

eLearning Learning - Best of June 2009

eLearning Learning Posts

The following are the top posts from featured sources based on social signals. SharePoint vs. Social Media - Engaged Learning , June 22, 2009. Business Impact of Social and Informal Learning - Informal Learning , June 12, 2009. Google Wave as a Learning Tool - Learning and Technology , June 12, 2009. Expert Level Answers via Social Networks - eLearning Technology , June 8, 2009. World Part 2 - Social Enterprise Blog , June 6, 2009. Google Wave (16).

Beware of Social Learning Backlash

eLearning Weekly

I’m finding out that the old adage, “You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make him drink&# has some major significance when it comes to introducing social learning (specifically, social learning tools) at an organization. In fact, even worse things can happen if you don’t market your offerings correctly… When introducing social learning tools and concepts, it’s easy to get excited and anxious to share our findings.

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Tony Karrer

Corporate Access (6) LinkedIn for Finding Expertise (6) Social Learning (6) Long Tail Learning - Size and Shape (6) As a side note, I used this as an opportunity to update my Blog Guide. I've also been using a lot of Google Spreadsheets as a means of real-time collaborative editing.

Social Grid Follow-up

Tony Karrer

Last week I did a webinar with Mark Sylvester of Intronetworks - Tapping the Social Grid. The crux of the talk was: Why being able to tap into the social grid is important for concept workers. A few of the tools and methods I use to tap into the social grid.

Top 125 Workplace eLearning Posts of 2009

eLearning Learning Posts

So without further set, I’m happy to announce the Top Posts as defined by Social Filtering - meaning by everyone involved directly or indirectly in eLearning Learning. Google Wave in education - Dont Waste Your Time , November 16, 2009. Twitter in the classroom: 10 useful resources , Social Media in Learning , August 12, 2009. Twitter in the classroom: 10 useful resources - Social Media in Learning , August 12, 2009. Google Wave today, Moodle Wave Tomorrow?