TCC09: Evaluating Social Networking Tools for Distance Learning

Experiencing eLearning

An example of using a social networking tool, Ning, in an online class is reported.&#. One tool to use: Effective use of VLEs Infokit from JISC. Elgg & Ning as two social networking tools. Case study with Ning. Instructor was interested in trying Ning.

Weekly Bookmarks (5/3/2010)

Experiencing eLearning

Tips on using LinkedIn more effectively while job searching. Phil Bradley’s weblog: Alternatives to Ning. Tools to create online communities, all probably benefiting from Ning’s decision to move to exclusively paid sites. tags : ning , tools , community. Seven sexiest alternatives to Ning. Alternatives for free online groups now that Ning is shooting themselves in the foot with a paid model. tags : ning , tools , community.

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Effective Web Conferences – 41 Resources

Tony Karrer

I wanted to follow-up 19 Tips for Effective Online Conferences with some additional resources that relate to this topic. Online Conference Formats - eLearning Technology , April 23, 2009 Also, if you are interested in future conferences , please go sign up on the Learn Trends Ning Group. There is also an interesting effect that people who are not attending still hear quite a bit about the conference and have some level of tangential participation.

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Daily Bookmarks 01/08/2009

Experiencing eLearning

JALN article on supporting cognitive presence through designing effective online discussions. Reinventing Project-Based Learning Ning. Ning community set up by the authors of Reinventing Project-Based Learning, used for a course. tags : pbl , education , 21stcenturyskills , MEGA , ning , community. AT&T Knowledge Network Explorer: 21st Century Literacies Glossary. Brief glossary of terms related to 21st century literacies. tags : 21stcenturyskills , glossary.


The Secret to Getting Learning Results May Not Be What You Think

effective learning. solutions 1 The challenge of developing effective training solutions. Broad ning ur persp ctive 5The Secret to Getting eLearning Results Isn't What You Think We work hard to provide learning. 40% 40% 20% To architect effective solutions that achieve.

Remote Collaboration

Tony Karrer

In other words - How do we collaborate together in remote work teams to be as effective or even more effective than a team that works down the hall? Asynchronous Discussion I personally have found that Ning works great as a tool for all sorts of different needs.

7 lessons how to use social media in an event with social media beginners

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

We managed to let people connect beforehand through a platform (ning ) and afterwards link participants to other networks or initiatives (like the outcome mapping community ). The evaluation was quite positive about the effect of using social media. Last year we experimented with a ning platform, a twitter account and a few videos. In ning, there is a new application which is called member-mix.

15 Top Learning, Technology & Media Links: Weekly Digest – 16

Upside Learning

But before you jump on the iPad bandwagon, it is imperative to lay the foundation for effective implementation at your school. Here are handouts, lesson plans, worksheets, websites, blogs, wikis, forums and nings in digital storytelling that you need for teaching & learning.

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We participate and therefore we are

ID Reflections

And has probably been one of the most effective means of learning as Bandura and Vygotsky had said long back. Need to be innovative, to be cost and time effective 9. Twitter, Facebook, Ning, etc.,

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LearnTrends: Personal Knowledge Management

Experiencing eLearning

What is effective for one person may not be for another. These are my live blogged notes from Harold Jarche’s LearnTrends session on Personal Knowledge Management. My side comments are in italics. Sense-making with PKM. When he moved to consulting and didn’t have an IT department and those resources, he realized he had to do something different. Idea from Will Richardson: what do you do when you read a blog post and come across an interesting few sentences?

Social Bookmarks

Clark Quinn

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. Take a look at the pages that are being tagged as part of the course - Work Literacy Ning Links. The second week of our Web 2.0

Paradiso LMS – A Result Driven E-learning Software!


1.Gamified Lear ning. This aspect of the elearning software is the most cost-effective option, because deployment happens rapidly and that too at a fraction of the cost incurred while building courses from scratch.

Profile Photo

Tony Karrer

I'm writing this post to encourage you to: Spend a little bit of time to create a reasonable profile photo Attach it to every online profile when you create it And when I say every, I mean every – don't join that new Ning group without attaching your photo. In my experience, it's not as effective to spend time with them online. I'm actively engaged in all kinds of sites that can be roughly described as social networking.

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Online Conferences and In-Person Conferences

Tony Karrer

Ning really makes it easy to do one of these. On discussions, I believe that it's harder to have effective discussions on specific topics at in-person conferences. Threaded discussions are more effective and normally you don't have these in-person. You do get a better random effect in-person. If several people were interested in a topic, they can easily pull together a few speakers, create a ning group and set up a quick conference.

Answer the Call for Authentic Leadership

CLO Magazine

effective contributors and improve work processes. to become well-rounded and more effective. ning build a commitment to self-awareness and. s purpose and adapting to be more effective. going to be any more effective, because there is a dange.

Reflections on Twitter and social networking

Clark Quinn

I find blogging personally beneficial to cause me to take time to reflect, and that’s one of the best investments you can make in effectiveness. And Ning’s quite interesting too. However, they’re beginning to turn into one big Ning mass that I have trouble differentiating. I’ve been using Twitter for a number of weeks now, and that, combined with several recent social networking activities prompted this reflection.Â

6 tips to find the right tech tools for your blended learning course


Blended lear ning is used by non-profit organizations, private learning institutions, and companies large and small. In this post you’ll find 6 top tips for choosing the ideal software and online training platforms for an effective blended learning strategy.

Seven Things I Learned This Year

Tony Karrer

Twitter for Learning – 55 Great Articles Wikis and Learning – 60 Resources Teaching Online Courses – 60 Great Resources Top 10 eLearning Predictions for 2010 Top 35 Articles on eLearning Strategy Open Source eLearning Tools 19 Tips for Effective Online Conferences Effective Web Conferences – 41 Resources Augmented Reality for Learning eLearning Conferences 2011 Creative Commons Use in For-Profit Company eLearning?

How to Harness Informal Learning

Rob Hubbard

a Ning network), using wikis and blogs. If a question is coming up again and again on a wiki or network, it can also help to identify areas where more formal training is needed, making that side of organisational learning more effective and responsive as well.

Social Grid Follow-up

Tony Karrer

However, when we just did this for the LA CTO Forum , we created a LinkedIn group so that members could search profiles and created a private Ning community for discussions, events, and communication. I often find that Ning isn't that great for specialized content.

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The Right Place to Find Help: ASTD's Big Question

Kapp Notes

There was really no cost effective way for the average person to "broadcast" a question to a large group of people. and social media and is what makes it so effective.

Down But Not Quite Out: what can we learn from the plights of Learning Tree International and Readers Digest?

Performance Learning Productivity

A ning site, podcasts, video learning resources, RSS feeds from the large technology providers such as Cisco, Sun and Microsoft, and a number of other facilities including a range short formal modules deep-linked from the corporate LMS that could be pulled on-demand.

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Knowledge and Learning In The News - 4/17/2006

Big Dog, Little Dog

Modern social software could be the key to building effective enterprise knowledge systems. Podcast numbers cut through hype - BBC. There will be just 700,000 diehard downloaders in the US this year; a tiny audience compared to the 25 million people who tune into stations run by traditional broadcaster National Public Radio (NPR) every week. Create and share your own socials software. Reinventing the intranet - InfoWorld.

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ELearning content goes mobile


What's an effective setting for learning? ning content. ELearning content goes mobile. Can it only take place in classrooms with in-person instructors or are there more possibilities?

Social Networking, Informal Learning, Twitter, & Gaming

Big Dog, Little Dog

This is not so of a new generation of social networking technology, which is being used to provide software services under trading names such as Ning, CollectiveX, Sossoon, Hiitch, Huddle, Mzinga, British Telecom's Workspace (project management), Clearspace, and even Microsoft's Sharepoint.

Learning Outcomes

Tony Karrer

Jay, I agree that it is extremely hard to define effective learning experiences in a chaotic world. Social Learning Design Revisited What's also interesting about this is that Michele, Harold Jarche and I went through the whole design of the Work Literacy Ning learning event and had several discussions about how the nature of the social learning environment might feel uncomfortable to many of the participants.

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Networks and Communities

Tony Karrer

Thus, you may have to spend time building some initial links so that you can reach out effectively. I also signed up to a couple Ning communities where I'm lurking. Introduction to Social Networking Introduction to Social Networking Six Steps to a Remarkably Powerful Network Weave Smarter Networks with LinkedIn How to Grow a Facebook Network Join a Ning community Before You Seek Conversation There's an acronym that everyone should know - RTFM.

ASTD Follow-Up

Tony Karrer

Knowledge Work Framework Tilde Effect Concept Worker Knowledge Work Not Separate from Learning Tool Set 2009 Search Better Memory Network Learning Information Radar Remote Collaboration Common eLearning 2.0 Last week at ASTD TechKnowledge , I did a keynote on Work Literacy and eLearning 2.0, an online Q&A Session for the Virtual Conference and a session on using Web 2.0 Tools for eLearning. You can find the handouts for the last session via TK09 Handouts.

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Online Learning Course Design

Tony Karrer

Social Network as Course Platform Like social networks generally, Ning, unfortunately feels a bit scattered. On the other hand, it had a somewhat good effect to allow conversation to be driven by the audience. The Work Literacy online learning course is over and Michele Martin - Deconstructing the Work Literacy Learning Event and Harold Jarche - Post Work Literacy have posted their thoughts around the event. We also have some great Feedback from Participants.

Design - Audio - Podcasting - Best of eLearning Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

Seeing The Invisible: How To Identify Early Indicators Of Gaps In Instructional Design And Training Effectiveness <!–( Ning apps for your Ning network , September 10, 2009. Best of eLearning Learning. September 4, 2009 to September 11, 2009. Upcoming Free eLearning Webinars. Dr. Henry Mintzberg on Managing, Leadership, and Organization Development <!–( –( eLearning Events Calendar )–> Monday, September 21, 2009.

Top 68 eLearning Posts from April - Hot Topics iPad Google Buzz

eLearning Learning Posts

Five Barriers to Effective Learning in Organisations - Performance Learning Productivity , April 7, 2010 Very few of us would argue with the proposition that a lot of organisational learning and development activity is sub-optimal to the extent that it provides little value to participants and their organisations. Ning… where to go when the public square charges an entrance fee? From Ning to Elgg? Best of eLearning Learning. April 2010. Another great month!

Success Formula for Discussion Forums in Financial Services

Tony Karrer

Business Casual , October 29, 2008 Making Intranet Discussion Groups Effective - eLearning Technology , June 15, 2006 Requirement to Social Learning Adoption #2 - Compatibility - Engaged Learning , February 24, 2009 The Holy Trinity: Leadership Framework, Learning 2.0 & I received a question this week related to Discussion Forums for Knowledge Sharing at Capital City Bank : I successfully launched a discussion forum for a small group of lending assistants within my bank.

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April 2010 Great ones

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Ning’s Bubble Bursts: No More Free Networks, Cuts 40% Of Staff - TechCrunch , April 15, 2010. Five Barriers to Effective Learning in Organisations - Performance Learning Productivity , April 7, 2010. Best from Informal Learning Flow. April 1, 2010 to April 30, 2010. From Social Media to Social Strategy - , April 1, 2010. The iPad isn’t a computer, it’s a distribution channel - OReilly Radar , April 13, 2010.

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Teaching the Social Web

eLearning Development

Are usage guidelines effectively defined? It’s shifting to be more proactive, e.g. how do we build social learning tools our employees can use effectively? But are the foundations for responsible and effective use being laid at the right age? When do we start demanding that workers also demonstrate effective use of Twitter or LinkedIn or Ning or blogging?

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Top 70 eLearning Posts for June and Hot Topics including iPad and Mobile Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

Introduction to Social Networking - Learning and Working on the Web , June 21, 2010 As our Work Literacy Ning site (2008) is in danger of getting bumped off the Net due to Ning’s new pricing policy , I will post some of the key articles here so we don’t lose them. Top five tips for creating effective interactions - Spicy Learning , June 14, 2010 Interactions pose a dilemma to all instructional designers. Best of eLearning Learning. June 2010.

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Online social networks, learning and viral expansion loops

Sticky Learning

The short answer here is that users within a business will want content that: will help them do their jobs more effectively and. He began by using the Ning platform, set it up and sent out details to his team.

2009 Edublog Award Nominations

Janet Clarey

Best educational use of a social networking service: LearnTrends Online Conference on Ning (George Siemens, Tony Karrer, Jay Cross). For the record I did listen to heavy metal music while in labor with no adverse effects. An Edublog is a blog written by someone with a stake in education (teacher, instructor, policy maker, corporate educator, etc.).