Folksonomies, memes and misunderstanding

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Taking issue with it in his blogpost he says: "A folksonomy loses its qualities as a folksonomy once you have someone 'organising' it, and will quickly become a taxonomy." Memes are units of information or ideas that are transmitted from mind to mind through speech, written word or, more than likely in the digital age, through a social network. They tend to emerge without being planned and spread virally. Taxonomies are imposed, but folksonomies are democratic.

The changing Web

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remains a contested label for new and emergent properties that are found on the Web. It is a complex network of dynamic resources that we all acknowledge is constantly changing to adapt to the growing demand for entertainment, communication and access to knowledge. Debate focuses on whether the emerging social applications constitute a sea change or revolution in the Web (cf. Social networking and social bookmarking for health librarians. 2002) The Network Society.

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E-Learning Authoring Tools Characterized

The E-Learning Curve

This includes everything from hardware such as servers and workers’ desktop computers, software such as learning management systems (LMSs) and authoring applications, delivery mechanisms such as routers and network wiring, and services and processes such as systems administration and the help desk. Includes social-networking sites, video-sharing sites, wikis, blogs, mashups and folksonomies.

Learning pathways

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Hase and Kenyon contextualise heutagogy with reference to complexity theory, and suggest a number of characteristics including 'recognition of the emergent nature of learning' and 'the need for a living curriculum'. The advent of social media, mobile communications and digital media facilitate large, unbounded personal learning networks that mimic the characteristics of rhizomes. Folksonomy heutagogy education knowledge learning school rhizome

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Building Your Upskilling Strategy: Data vs. People


Those skills were then matched to qualified workers, and a workforce mobility solution emerged. A peek at their data shows, maybe unsurprisingly, that the top jobs include data scientist, solutions architect, and network development engineer.

LearnTrends: Microlearning

Experiencing eLearning

Current definitions: Microlearning emerges from microcontent. folksonomy rather than standardization. Discussion of Communities of Practice vs. Networks. Is there any difference in microlearning in a CoP vs. network? These are my live blogged notes from Janet Clarey’s LearnTrends session on Microlearning. My side comments are in italics. Official description: Microlearning: Beyond Learning Objects and Just-in-time Performance Support.

Learning theories for the digital age

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How can we for example describe learning activities such as blogging, social networking, crowd sourced learning, or user generated content such as Wikipedia and YouTube using older theories? How might we begin to understand the issues surrounding folksonomies, peer learning, or collaborative informal learning that seem to occur spontaneously, outside the classroom, spanning the entire globe - using old theories that were written to describe what happens in a classroom?

Next generation learning

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Social media are enabling learners everywhere to connect and work together with each other, forming convenient communities and networks of shared interest. has seen as shift toward user generated content, and the emergent property of folksonomies. The rhizonomic organisation of content will be emerge from chaotic, multi-dimensional and multi-nodal organisation of content, giving rise to an infinite number of possibilities and choices for learners.

Knowledge and Learning In The News - 10/16/2005

Big Dog, Little Dog

Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies, assessing the maturity, impact and adoption speed of 44 technologies and trends over the coming decade. Folksonomy' Carries Classifieds Beyond SWF and 'For Sale' - New York Times. NETWORKING sites on the Web started as online personal ads, and most are still built around the desire to meet people. But there is a new, rapidly growing generation of networking sites built around purposes, not people. October 16, 2005. Reflections.

The survival of higher education (2): Changing times

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I will then speculate on the current changes in practice that might emerge, both for the institution and the teacher. This is a contested label for new and emergent properties that are found on the Web. It is a complex network of dynamic resources that we all acknowledge is constantly changing to adapt to the growing demand for entertainment, communication and access to knowledge. Social networking and social bookmarking for health librarians. The Network Society.

EDEN saw play.

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I met some old friends and forged closer collaborations, and also met some new and interesting colleagues, whom I will be working with in the future - this a real strength of EDEN - bringing together e-Learning professionals and enabling them to network. sessions, which came under the heading of 'Emerging New Media and technology'. Now I've had time to reflect upon the EDEN Conference in Napoli last week, I can report that it was a successful conference.

Learning and KM: Separated at birth?

Jay Cross

A social media consumer, HBS professor, MIT research scientist, and author, McAfee focuses on how emergent social software platforms are benefiting enterprises, and how smart organizations and their leaders are making effective use of them to share knowledge, inspire innovation, and enable decision making. What might a PKM program in your organization look like, and how can it leverage social networking tools?

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