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.&#. Privacy vs. performance–not everyone wants their work to be public. Elgg & Ning as two social networking tools. Case study with Ning. Instructor was interested in trying Ning.

Help Create Resources for Keynote?

Tony Karrer

For example, look at the following: Introduction to Social Networking Introduction to LinkedIn Introduction to Facebook Introduction to Ning Using Social Networks for Personal Professional Development Using Social Networks with Learners Social Networking and Privacy Managing Your Networks and "Time Suck" LinkedIn Tips and Tricks Social Networking Wiki Because these are tied into forums, it makes them a bit harder for most people to go through.

Learning Outcomes

Tony Karrer

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. My post on learning goals has some great feedback via comments and a couple of blog posts.

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Web 2.0 Applications in Learning

Tony Karrer

I tried to capture things down as they were said, here are my notes: Firewalls IP Privacy / Confidentiality Security Control over Quality of Information Strict Control Over Policies – Accuracy Liability / Discoverability / Compliance Change Management – Ready for It / Culture Management Take it Seriously – Away from Work Education of Management Lack of Resources – Mobile Devices Push Back from Workforce - Adoption This is a pretty good list of commonly cited barriers.

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