Social networks, long tails, social ties

The E-Learning Curve

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Online Communication, Learning, Long Tail, & Change

Big Dog, Little Dog

Good News, Bad News about Facebook Application Market: Long Tail Rules - O'Reilly. If you are interested in Chris Anderson's the Long Tail , be sure to read the comments in the article. Social Networking Meets Corporate Learning - CLO. Online communication is not second best - Clive on Learning.

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Micro-Worlds, Micro-life Learning: The Big Phenomenon, (But Small) Social Networking

Vignettes Learning

See" 3-Minutee-Learning "2006) I am beginning to see correlations and movements of events that lead me to conclude and see even clearer what Chris Anderson talks about in "The Long Tail" and applied in the learning world. I keep on going back to the same thesis which I started studying a few years back: "all learnings are micro."(See"

"Abundantly abundant abundance" data does not mean learning

Vignettes Learning

I relate to what Nick Carr was saying about " Abundantly abundant abundance " Carr was referring to the overload of video, graphics, photos, and pages in MySpace, Facebook and many other personal Social Networking tools. This is one challenge in mainstream social networking. This is exactly what Chris Anderson talks about in the Long Tail.

The future of MOOCs

E-Learning Provocateur

Over time, content providers will supplement their core offerings with live webinars, interactive exercises, discussion forums, wikis, social networks etc. Content providers will wag the long tail. MOOCs get a bad rap. Dismissed as prescriptive, or teacher-centric, or unsocial, or something else, it’s like a badge of honour to espouse why you dislike MOOCs.

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Free

Tony Karrer

What are network effects that we can leverage for greater value? Where do network effects outside a single organization instance help drive value? see Corporate Learning Long Tail and Attention Economy) This will be fun to explore. I've been slowly going through Chris Anderson's book Free: The Future of a Radical Price. There's a lot he gives you to think about and definitely a lot that relates to the Business of Learning.

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How to avoid eLearning paralysis and get moving with your projects

Vignettes Learning

I relate the abundance to what Chris Anderson describes as the Long Tail [link]. Tags: social networking instructional design Web 2.0 Many eLearning projects have false starts and failed attempts. One reason is paralysis. What can you do about it? And how do you get moving with your projects. eLearning abundance is a hay stack. The abundance of eLearning solutions is like a hay stack. There are thousands of solutions like Web 2.0

Top 9 Posts You May Have Missed

Tony Karrer

A long, lost blog post that needs to be revisited. 5 - LinkedIn Connection Approach Rethought Take my vacation as an opportunity to walk up to me and introduce yourself in the biggest networking cocktail party in the world. 6 - Corporate Learning Long Tail and Attention Crisis Newspapers are failing by the day. The fat end of the long tail and the loss of attention is a critical issue that I'm not sure we are really ready to come to grips with.

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How to Promote a Serious Game to Learners

Knowledge Guru

ExactTarget has its very own internal social network called 3sixty that’s used for training and communications. Like a well-planned curriculum, a marketing campaign has to have a long tail with plenty of reinforcement. If you’re about to launch a serious game in your organization, you’re probably pretty excited about it… and rightfully so.

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PWLE Not PLE - Knowledge Work Not Separate from Learning

Tony Karrer

There will be Social Network Operating Systems that will allow us to pull together our highly personal environment. If we are going to make progress with Corporate Learning Long Tail and Attention Crisis , I think we have to think about these things in an integrated fashion Mohamed Amine Chatti (a fellow Eddie eLearning nominee) last two posts The LaaN Perspective , and Requirements of a PLE Framework are both interesting posts and worth reading.

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Learning in Organizations Community

Jay Cross

The network will come to life when some of us use it as a springboard and become connected by phone and skype to start changing the world together. People on the thin end of the Long Tail. Two years ago I set up a Google Group on Learning. Last night I wrote the members: You’re one of 1,797 members of the Learning in Organizations Community on Google Plus.

The future of MOOCs

E-Learning Provocateur

Over time, content providers will supplement their core offerings with live webinars, interactive exercises, discussion forums, wikis, social networks etc. Content providers will wag the long tail. MOOCs get a bad rap. Dismissed as prescriptive, or teacher-centric, or unsocial, or something else, it’s like a badge of honour to espouse why you dislike MOOCs.

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Death of Magazines - Broader Deeper Coverage

Tony Karrer

Learning and Networking With A Blog (T+D article) ) have to be somewhat of an overview. In Disruptive Changes in Learning , I point to how the long tail of learning is addressed through alternative sources. I personally think there's an interesting aggregator role, but they may be made irrelevant by networked aggregation unless they get out in front today. How do you pursue opportunity in the long tail

Jay Cross - Untitled Article

Jay Cross

The author, a self-described techie, admits to not knowing social networking from a hole in the ground. There’s a handy-dandy glossary of social network terms you should know, lifted from O’Reilly without comment: Buddy List, Drupal, Flickr, IM, Jabber, Long Tail, Microformats, News Feed, OPML, Second Life… If I were a business person who had never heard of social networking, I imagine I’d be more confused than ever after reading this piece in Forbes.

Speaking and Workshop Services

Tony Karrer

In Learning, Extended Brain and Topic Hubs , I talked about the story behind the launch of Speaking Pro Central. While I've been speaking and conducting workshops for quite a while, I've never really treated this aspect of my professional life … well professionally. So, this post (and since Blogger only allows posts) represents a first step. For subscribers, I apologize – you only will see this once and then it becomes a fixture on the site that I can update.

100 eLearning Articles and White Papers

Tony Karrer

Managing the Complexity of Forming an Online Networking Community: 14. Learning Networks and Connective Knowledge 25. Minds on Fire: Open Education, the Long Tail, and Learning 2.0 Podcast on Social Networking in Project-Based Learning | Beyond School 44. Learning and Networking with a Blog (Deleted Scenes) : eLearning Technology 46. Minds on Fire: Open Education, the Long Tail, and Learning 2.0 Learning Networks and Connective Knowledge 98.

I finally succumbed to Facebook

Clive on Learning

Obviously I have a professional interest in social networking and am particularly keen to find out how well it can work both inside and outsie the firewall and in a learning context. I'd like Facebook to keep me in contact with people I don't see that often, and to introduce me to others whose interests reside in the extreme of the long tail, i.e. the handful of others who support Brighton and Hove Albion and still like the Incredible String Band (yes, really).

2008 2009

Tony Karrer

for Learning Professionals Ten Predictions for eLearning 2008 Test SCORM Courses with an LMS Request for Proposal (RFP) Samples Training Method Trends Corporate Learning Long Tail and Attention Crisis SCORM Test Web 2.0 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.

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Collaboration - Storyboard - Enterprise 2.0 - eLearning Hot List

eLearning Learning Posts

Long Tail Blogging is Dying? Personal Learning Network - Blender - Training Solutions , July 1, 2009. eLearning Learning Hot List. June 26, 2009 to July 3, 2009. Top Posts. The following are the top posts from featured sources based on social signals. New skills for learning professionals - Informal Learning , July 1, 2009. eLearning Technology , July 2, 2009. The Corporate Moodle: A Tipping Point? Learning Visions , June 26, 2009.

Leading Learning and New Skills

Clark Quinn

This month on the Learning Circuits Blog - I asked some very leading questions If we have responsibility for informal learning, social learning, eLearning 2.0 , long tail learning , etc. Kimberly McCollum in The networked nature of information fairly calls me out for asking such leading questions - They are more like a rhetorical rallying cry to the already converted. I'm personally out to change this, but we are a long way from being in a position to lead.

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Knowledge and Learning In The News - 01/28/2007

Big Dog, Little Dog

long tail - iTnews. The social networking phenomenon is upon us, and it seems that half the world (in reality, less than one sixth) is instant messaging, blogging, wiki-ing and generally collaborating and communicating in new and exciting ways Freak-Freakonomics - Ariel Rubinstein. A review of Freakonomics. 5 Principles of Innovation - The Practice of Leadership.

The tail is not yet wagging the dog

Clive on Learning

In The Long Tail , Chris Anderson (formerly a reporter for the Economist) argued that the easy availability to media content afforded by the internet would shift purchasing power away from mass media and towards the previously hard-to-serve niches. The losers are the mainstream networks that can only look back in fondness on the golden days when their audience was more or less captive. The tail is wagging the body of the dog but not yet its head

Trends in Learning

Tony Karrer

In Long Live , I discuss how we are not talking about eliminating instructor-led, but that organizations are looking at alternatives. The whole problem is Long Tail Learning. Examples of how social and informal learning is happening in the consumer space: Social Learning italki - Social Network for Language Learning Social Learning Objects - Flash Cards Approach to learning strategy needs to be different: Learning 2.0

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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Day 4 - Man.Im just getting warmed up! (and a shocker!)

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Mobile 2.0 found via an article in the Wall Street Journal) turns out that a Harvard professor has found out that the arguments put forward by WIRED editor Chris Anderson in The Long Tail, might not be exactly spot on. " Elberse writes that "It is therefore highly disputable that much money can be made in the tail. That must change how we view the head versus the tail. **I

Online Coaching

Tony Karrer

This is why most learning is long tail learning. The role of learning organizations around long tail learning is to provide tools, support, skill building so that learners can self-serve their learning. In which case, the first bit of effort is what I refer to as Conversation Seeking in the post: Networks and Learning Communities. Again, you can go back to Networks and Learning Communities to see quite a bit about all of this.

Top 10 eLearning Predictions for 2010

Tony Karrer

The example they cite sounds like actually hacking – but I believe that we are going to see more and more employees taking initiative to end run the barriers in order to leverage networks, communities, and tools that extend beyond the boundaries of the organization. They say its about: 5 Trends Converging (3G + Social Networking + Video + VoIP + Impressive Mobile Devices) The growth of mobile devices has been amazing.

Squeezed from above and below

Clive on Learning

Except for a very select few at the very top of these professions, having a strong intellect or artistic talent has never been a guarantee of a healthy income: For just a moment in time there was the dream that the internet, with its ability to cross international boundaries and to reach out to the long tail, would herald a new age of opportunity for thinkers and creatives, not just to reach new audiences but to share in the wealth. The search engines, social networks and web 2.0

Leading Learning and New Skills

Tony Karrer

This month on the Learning Circuits Blog - I asked some very leading questions If we have responsibility for informal learning, social learning, eLearning 2.0 , long tail learning , etc. Kimberly McCollum in The networked nature of information fairly calls me out for asking such leading questions - They are more like a rhetorical rallying cry to the already converted. I'm personally out to change this, but we are a long way from being in a position to lead.

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ISDers: The Master Filters

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

The beauty of social networks, blogs, forums, etc. Much of that content is junk and not necessary for everyone but we keep it because it may be of use to someone (the long tail). With many companies scrambling to get up to speed with Enterprise2.0, and connect with the customer in an authentic voice, the conversation is beginning to turn too "what do we do with all of this user-generated content?" This has been part of our discussion internally and I read it here as well.

How to Build an Internet Company Teaching English to Spanish Speakers Online with Marcus Carter

LifterLMS

Cut a long story short, met my wife and the rest is history as far as living in Spain is concerned. I started working on social networks and I had never had any success with social networks before. It’s like the long tail, isn’t it?

Internet culture

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Peer power : Networks subvert hierarchy. The long tail : When it comes to learning opportunities, small businesses, esoteric specialists and fast-moving teams traditionally have been short-changed. If your learning plans don’t embrace the power of networks, go back the drawing board. Learning occurs through conversations, collaboration, knowledge transfer and other network phenomena. Chief Learning Officer magazine , Effectiveness, April 2009. by Jay Cross.

The wonders of community

Jay Cross

That night at dinner, Barbara and I talked of her work using networks to further teacher education. On another floor, we twisted a 3′ long rod attached to a chrome globe that was supposed to generate sound and create a 3D image; the screen was dark. That’s the long tail at work: nothing, nothing, nothing, nothing, HIT, nothing, nothing, nothing. I arrived in Sao Paolo knowing no one.

Knowledge Skills Mentoring Tips - Best of eLearning Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

Long Tail Blogging is Dying? Personal Learning Network - Blender - Training Solutions , July 1, 2009. Social and Networked Learning , July 4, 2009. eLearning Learning Hot List. July 1, 2009 to July 10, 2009. You can subscribe to get the Best Of eLearning Learning by visiting the site and subscribing via email or RSS to the Best Of. Top Posts. The following are the top posts from featured sources based on social signals.

Hot Topics in eLearning for 2009

eLearning Learning Posts

Hot Topic #2 - Social Media , Social Networks , Social Learning , and Informal Learning. Social media, social networks, communities for learning both formal and informal is bigger than I think we can even imagine at this point. Measuring Networked (or Social) Learning , April 9, 2009. I Finally Get It – Why Social Networking is So Important , September 29, 2009. Social Networking on Intranets (Jakob Nielsen’s Alertbox) , August 12, 2009. Long live ADDIE!

Lead the Charge?

The Learning Circuits

You need to experience the tools they'll be using in the 21st century, developing your own networks in parallel with your students. So, if we have responsibility for informal learning, social learning, eLearning 2.0 , long tail learning , etc. I'm trying something a little different this month. I'm taking a bit more of a position in the question (maybe you could even call it a rant). I'm hoping this will spark some discussion.

Business of Learning

Tony Karrer

I personally would bet against training as publisher of formal learning in the long-term. Incremental changes, e.g., going from face-to-face in a classroom to virtual classroom or courseware, likely are not going to be sufficient in the long run. Training Method Trends Working Smarter: Corporate learning in the network era Disruptive Changes in Learning eLearning Technology. This is a very strange time.

Mastering Multimedia with Matt Medeiros

LifterLMS

For $50-$100 you can pick up a good microphone and connect with others for peer-to-peer interviews, which builds connections, a network, and experience. But that Drift conference wasn’t long after that, I think. What you covered took too long.”

Long Live?

Tony Karrer

Just got through reading - Long Live Instructor-Led Learning - by Saul Carliner, who is a person I know, like and respect. He had me scratching my head about Long Live what? Long Live – is actually an important issue being raised through this discussion that I'll get to below… Let me start with the fact that Saul and his article made no attempt to directly engage with any of the "bloggers" who he so quickly lumps together and dismisses. Network Learning? Long Live?

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How to Grow Your Email List with an Email Challenge and SEO Course Case Study with Brendan Hufford

LifterLMS

It’s also just been really helpful for, to be honest, whether it’s link building or we can call it link building or networking or whatever, I like to be liked. Brendan Hufford: The thing is, you build this incredible network of people. The best content ranks for thousands of long tail keywords. Brendan Hufford: I had been following Peter for a long time.

The Future Business of Learning for Suppliers

Charles Jennings

He pointed out that the company had a single supplier for all PCs and laptops, one or two others for the company’s networking kit, and in other purchasing categories we had just a few carefully-selected suppliers. Following the vendor rationalisation process there were a small number of strategic suppliers, more preferred suppliers, a longtail’ of approved suppliers and an even longer one of non-approved suppliers who were excluded from bidding for further work with the company.

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