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Activity Streams

Jay Cross

An activity stream is a mash-up of an individual’s or organization’s feeds. Activity stream aggregators typically republish activities in reverse chronological order, independent of type of activity. Last week, Google, Facebook, Nokia, Yahoo!,

10 Ways To Learn In 2010

The eLearning Coach

It’s a visual search engine that draws content from all over the Web, particularly social media sites. Other real time search engines that get better reviews are Twazzup , Tweetzi, IceRocket (searches other social media too) and TweetScan. Create a Mashup. Buzz up!

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Social Learning and LMSs Marketplace

eLearning 24-7

As social learning continues to grow, LMS/LCMS vendors are taking various approaches. While some view themselves as “social learning&# savvy, incorporating various components, others seem to see themselves as just sitting on the sidelines. LMS/LCMS vendors are following one of three approaches when it comes to social learning. Dip their feet in it – just a bit, a little here, a little there – oh and call it a full social learning platform.

What Can You Expect in 2013?

CLO Magazine

According to a December 2011 issue of Business Insider, the mobile apps analytics firm Distimo said many popular apps were games such as Angry Birds, social networking such as Facebook, Skype and Twitter, and other content such as Google Maps and iBooks. Reinforcing learning can involve cadres of learners who chat on a firm’s social site. Collaborative learning also can be informal discussion groups in Yammer, rating content on SharePoint or mashing up a video.

Computers, Learning Professionals, and their Roles in Curation

The Learning Circuits

The definition of curator has expanded in recent years, largely in line with the expansion of social media technologies. My family was visiting, and my mother was telling me that I don't post enough pictures of my kids on facebook. What I didn't realize was that my mother often saw pictures of her grandchildren on facebook and clicked the SHARE button to share it on her wall. In the age of facebook shares/likes, Twitter retweets, and other social media sharing tools.

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Content as a Service

Xyleme

As instructional designers, we create our learning products, package them up with all the content and media, wish them well, and ship them off to the LMS’s – never to be seen again. Delivery of learning via the LMS is still, and will continue to be, appropriate for some learning environments, but it is not the whole of learning, and is increasingly out of step with the changing tastes and preferences driven by a workforce armed with mobile devices and versant in social media.

NextGen LMS Features (Now and Later)

eLearning 24-7

The meet the minimum 16 standards you need for an LMS (to be defined IMO), and on top of that hit the next generation current set of features (includes some aspects of social, gamification, general items, UI/UX – i.e. user experience). . Social – Create a community across the system, create communities tied to each group, create community tied to each course. Social Profiles. Including mashups (two or more APIs). Social – Tied to gamification.

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Social Learning, Social Media – Brothers in Arms

eLearning 24-7

Is it me or does it seem that most vendors in the LMS/LCMS market still believe that with some smoke and mirrors, you won’t realize that social media actually must be integrated into social learning for it to exist? Or do they just drop the word, “social media&# , and rather say, “social learning and web 2.0″? After all, many have a blog, wiki, rss feed, a Facebook like page, with profile, inc. See, it is social learning.

Latest E-Learning Trends – Some good, some bad

eLearning 24-7

If you as the customer want to create your own API/Mashup or find one on the net and want to integrate it into your paid LMS, the vendor will charge you. After all, if you can create a couple of APIs that provide strong social learning functionality, and the LMS vendor offers an add-on for social learning, do they really want you to put yours in? You can share the content in Facebook with your Facebook friends.

E-Learning Early Indicators

eLearning 24-7

Social learning? If they were doing it, Facebook like page, a crummy blog that looks nothing like a real blog, a Twitter like feed, maybe RSS, text chat and YouTube functions and upload/download angle. Then in some circles it was the smartphones and the power of social learning with said smartphones. In my opinion, mobile learning with tablets is the real growth of this industry; and mobile learning will be the big player this year, above social learning. #3

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How Education Entrepreneurs Can Transcend a Crazy Busy Lifestyle with Executive Career and Mindset Coach Elizabeth Pearson

LifterLMS

She ended up leaving her six-figure income so she could better serve her coaching clients, and she achieved that six-figure income working for herself and her clients in her first year of running her business full-time. I’m never going to catch up to these people.”