Elgg, Ning, and SocialText

eLearning Weekly

Several social media platforms have emerged over the past few years which allow you to create your own social network. Organizations are using these platforms to aggregate some or all of their social learning tools so employees don’t have to keep jumping from application to application. Please chime in and comment on your experiences if you’ve used Elgg, Ning, and/or SocialText. Ning. "Ning Ning hosts your social network(s) for you.

TCC09: Evaluating Social Networking Tools for Distance Learning

Experiencing eLearning

Summary: “Debates rage about the appropriateness of using social networking in teaching, with arguments ranging from waste of time and distraction from academic goals to needed to reach net generation student. Social networks for distance learning. Evaluating social networks.

CEO of Ning Keynoting at Defense Information Systems Agency

Mark Oehlert

So I love that now as people ask me about accessing things like social networking sites like ning from within DOD, I can say things like "well we may not be 100% of the way there but DISA had so-and-so for a keynote speaker, that must indicate something.".and Tags: DISA ning I LOVE this. Turns out DISA (at the most simplistic, understated level - this ISP for. .

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How I use social media professionally

Challenge to Learn

Recently a company ask me to to give them an introduction in the usage of social media, by explaining to them how I use it. I actively started using LinkedIn (my first social media site) in 2004. Corporate social networks e-Learning linkedin Social networks

Lessons from Ning and free Web 2.0 services - eLearning R&D engines

Vignettes Learning

tools including social networking for example Ning.com. Unfortunately, Ning has decided to close down its free service and requires account holders to move to paid subscription. Ning's decision shows the volatility of funding web 2.0 Also, visit and create your FREE Social Learning for Work and Performance project. social networking rapid e-learning eLearning Tags: social networking web 2.0 There has been abundance in Web 2.0

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Switch for social media

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

Even though I am now not using the field as consciously as when I was guiding organisational change trajectories, I feel when I work on introducing social media I may apply it too and could improve. Anyhow I also bought 'organisatiedynamica' by Thijs Homan and it's competing with social media for trainers by Jane Bozarth for my attention. So what happens if we apply these ideas about change to introducing social media in organisations? I read the book Switch some time ago.

Various ways to use social media as a facilitator or trainer

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

More and more often we meet trainers and facilitators who are working mainly face-to-face and would like to use the opportunity of social media to facilitate more online because it may enhance the quality of your trajectory. Social media form an integral part of the learning trajectory.

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

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

Last year we've experimented with various social media to improve a sharing event for about 100 participants (for more details see my older blogpost ). This is not too difficult when all your participants are social media adepts, you announce your hashtags and off they go. However, in this case the majority wasn't actively using social media. So how can you still use social media? The evaluation was quite positive about the effect of using social media.

Social Networking

Tony Karrer

I've run across a couple of interesting posts recently that seem to have spawned from a Business Week article - Scaling the Social Web. Hasn't eBay had social networking features for a long time? all have a social networking aspect to them? The point is that its probably natural for lots of sites to have social networking type features and functions for visitors. Quite simply, social networking sites require a high level of commitment.

Social Grid Follow-up

Tony Karrer

Last week I did a webinar with Mark Sylvester of Intronetworks - Tapping the Social Grid. The crux of the talk was: Why being able to tap into the social grid is important for concept workers. A few of the tools and methods I use to tap into the social grid.

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Social media for trainers: think differently!

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

The topic was: social media as learning instrument. The workshop was quite successful as measured by the people who contacted me afterwards for more information, to buy my book or to ask whether they could share our test Yammer and test Ning with their colleagues. I started with a line up: from no engagement with social media to intensive engagement. Only a few were using social media intensively and only one had followed the hashtag #tvt12 before the conference.

Forums vs. Social Networks?

Clark Quinn

I'm debating the value of forum / group / threaded discussion software vs. social network software for a particular situation. Social Network Examples are Ning and KickApps. However, they typically try to give a better sense of the person and make interactions more social. Some thoughts I have about why we might adopt threaded discussions / forum software vs. adopting a social network solution.

Social Networks

Clark Quinn

This week we looked at Social Networks. Here are some thoughts on this topic, especially thoughts around social networks for learning. Starting with Social Networking was a blessing and a curse. Social networks have a tendency to be a bit messy. Virginia Yonkers told us - I would like to know how to manage the information flows in social networks. How do we do this in the social network environment? How do social networks relate to personal learning?

Social Bookmarks

Clark Quinn

for Learning Professionals Course is starting and the topic is Social Bookmarks. 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.

Training and Social Media Taught Me to Tie a Tie

E-learning Uncovered

This method of knowledge sharing has worked fine for years (because there were really no other options) but I think with the momentum of social media, employees are going to push to change this. But what is new is the social media component. The social media component provides the medium for discussions about the learning, the discussion that is as equally as valuable as the learning event itself. When a course is intergraded on a social media platform, learners can interact.

GovLoop.the Social Network for Govt 2.0

Mark Oehlert

I am noticing a hockey stick-like moment for ning lately - at least in my circles. A full-on ning site designed for: "gov't employee (fed/state/local), public policy student/professor, good gov't organization, gov't contractor with good intentions."

Too Many Social Networks?

Tony Karrer

I just read David Warlicks' post - I Just Don't Get it Yet â€" Social Networks where he discusses his recent experience with several Ning generated social networks including: I've joined Library 2.0 , School 2.0 , and Classroom 2.0. I've tried out several social network tools and have had a similar reaction.

Social Media and Social Learning – Where R We now?

eLearning 24-7

You have probably been bombarded with lots of social learning surveys over the past few weeks. But to understand the topic, you first have to understand the basics – social media. Because without it, you cannot have social learning. In order for social learning to exist you need to have the following: social media plus e-learning. And, let us clear up another point: social learning is not just social networking. Over 2,400 social media sites.

Training and Social Media Taught Me to Tie a Tie

E-learning Uncovered

This method of knowledge sharing has worked fine for years (because there were really no other options) but I think with the momentum of social media, employees are going to push to change this. But what is new is the social media component. The social media component provides the medium for discussions about the learning, the discussion that is as equally as valuable as the learning event itself. When a course is intergraded on a social media platform, learners can interact.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Currently Working On.

Learning Visions

Heres a taste of whats on my plate right now: Lots of Software Trai ning Finishing up a big project update for a large financial institution. Creating Social Presence in Online Classroom (ID.

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Blogs, Social Networks and LinkedIn Answers

Tony Karrer

The question was: What is your assessment of the relative benefits of pure blogging vs LinkedIn Answers and other social networking platform-based discussion venues? Social Network based discussions (for example a Ning network) act like communities.

Reflections on Twitter and social networking

Clark Quinn

I’ve been using Twitter for a number of weeks now, and that, combined with several recent social networking activities prompted this reflection. And Ning’s quite interesting too. However, they’re beginning to turn into one big Ning mass that I have trouble differentiating. There’s lots more for me to learn, of course, but there are powerful reasons to blog about it along the way as well.

This time it's personal

Learning with e's

It's a Ning site focused on Personal Learning Environments and Digifolios (read e-Portfolios) which as I write this post, already has 48 members. ning Cristina Costa Tags: social network e-portfolios Web 2.0

Social Media and Social Learning – Where R We now?

eLearning 24-7

You have probably been bombarded with lots of social learning surveys over the past few weeks. But to understand the topic, you first have to understand the basics – social media. Because without it, you cannot have social learning. In order for social learning to exist you need to have the following: social media plus e-learning. And, let us clear up another point: social learning is not just social networking. Over 2,400 social media sites.

The Impact of Social Media in the Workplace

CLO Magazine

Social media continues to grow, as do the discussions regarding its application within the realm of business and learning. There are various interpretations of social media, whether it is specific to networking and web 2.0 technologies or spans the use of any existing technology that enhances social relationships. Social media, however, has many benefits to business, especially the evident advancements in collaboration and communication.

Blogs, Social Networks and LinkedIn Answers

Clark Quinn

The question was: What is your assessment of the relative benefits of pure blogging vs LinkedIn Answers and other social networking platform-based discussion venues? Social Network based discussions (for example a Ning network) act like communities.

Teaching the Social Web

eLearning Development

Then I got to work and started thinking about social learning, the workplace, and generation gaps. Today we think and talk about how to implement and manage social learning in the workplace. I’ve seen discussions and blog posts about appropriate use of social tools like Facebook , Twitter , LinkedIn and FriendFeed in the workplace. It’s shifting to be more proactive, e.g. how do we build social learning tools our employees can use effectively?

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Multi-me

Learning with e's

You can never have too many social networking connections, I reckon. Tags: slideshare elgg Edublogger Flickr Twitter FaceBook ning

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1st update on 10 Tools Challenge 2013

Jane Hart

It has been good to see the varied interest in the 10 Tools Challenge both on my blog and Twitter as well as on other social channels – so here are a few updates. Public social networks. social networks. 22- Edmodo 85- Buddypress 63- Ning.

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Social Networking, Informal Learning, Twitter, & Gaming

Big Dog, Little Dog

We are all very familiar with social networking platforms such as MySpace, Flikr, YouTube, Twitter, Bebo and Facebook. KM Asia: keynote on social computing - Dave Snowden of Cognitive Edge. Improved collective performance: Investing in Web 2.0 - Knowledge Board.

The 10 basic online tools every trainer and online facilitator should know

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

Diigo - or any other social bookmarker Diigo is very important to keep track off your online sources. Ning - or other paid online platforms I hesitated whether Ning had to be included in the list because it is not a free tool. Ning is a social network, but it can also be a LMS (Learning Management System) such as Moodle. Ning is more focused on social interaction, works well and is affordable.

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Online social networks, learning and viral expansion loops

Sticky Learning

I respond, 'well I'm becoming more and more interested in the use of social media and microblogging for learning', I then get puzzled looks that say, "too much time on your hands", "what is he talking about?" For me though I see a real role for social media as a platform for business learning.

ASTD Central Iowa Presentation Resources

Kapp Notes

Wiki resources: Wikispaces PB Wiki Social Networking Links Ning Facebook LinkedIn __ Catalog of Recommended Books, Games and Gadgets Recommended Games and Gadgets Recommended Books Content GuideHere are links and resources mentioned during the presentation: Find out what level of "Gamer" you are with Gamer Rater. Avoiding Death by PowerPoint. Tell a story with your slides. meet Jessica View more presentations from bengardner135.

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Weekly Bookmarks (4/18/2010)

Experiencing eLearning

Directory of E-Learning Tools: Social networks. Lots of choices for social networking & collaboration tools. Those looking for replacements for Ning are probably most interested in the private/closed social networks that are free and hosted. tags : socialnetworking , tools. Cross-Browser CSS Gradient. CSS-only gradients–no separate images needed. Still won’t work in all browsers, but it’s a nice touch for the ones that do.

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The Connected Educator: Building a Professional Learning Network

Allison Rossett

Here is a way for people to turn their interest in lifelong, independent learning AND social connections into a way of life. It took 40 years, but with the invention of the Internet and social media tools, Licklider & Taylor’s predication has come true. Social Media Connection.