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The Future of Online Learning: Ten Years On

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Verizon, 2008) And while satellite internet did not revolutionize internet access, the spread of Wi-Fi and other wireless technologies created an essentially mobile internet, with Wi-Max, a long-range broadband wireless internet standard, poised to greatly extend that in the future. The 2008 instantiation of this idea is the widget.

Forums vs. Social Networks?

Clark Quinn

Social Network Examples are Ning and KickApps. I'm debating the value of forum / group / threaded discussion software vs. social network software for a particular situation. It aims at a very broad audience that includes everyone from early adopters to technology laggards. They could also do it as comments on a blog. Options are simple.

Using SharePoint

Tony Karrer

Using SharePoint for Event Planning & Organizing Just like we used a Wiki one year and Ning another to support the online conference LearnTrends , SharePoint can be used to manage all types of events, especially internal events. I've been having fabulous conversations about using SharePoint. These would be external consituents.

Web 2.0 Applications in Learning

Tony Karrer

Last week I presented a session at ASTD TechKnowledge entitled eLearning 2.0 - Applications and Implications. It could just as easily have been called Web 2.0 Applications in Learning. It was designed to be a small to medium size group discussion, but because the room was large it was very challenging to do that successfully. Provide the content.

Learning Trends Starts Monday

Tony Karrer

There is a ning group for it: LearnTrends Ning Community. And Ning's time converter does not work. There will be some interesting discussions going on in the Ning group based on the presentations. To get into the live sessions go here: Live Session Learning Trends 2008 - Online - Free [link

Dancing Bears

Jay Cross

And switching again, the cover story in the current Fast Company is about ning. Ning’s software is another agile dancing bear.

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. government. Meet GovLoop. years now. The U.S.

Training Design

Tony Karrer

for Learning Professionals Course , we settled on using Ning and it's various capabilities as part of the delivery pattern. Maybe it is?

Collaboration Tools

Tony Karrer

You can see the result below. But it was interesting to see the results exported which I've embedded below.

Doc Searls Weblog · Thoughts on the writers strike

Doc Searls

Russell Nelson on January 6, 2008 at 4:11 am Residuals are an interesting idea. Doc Searls on January 6, 2008 at 2:39 pm Good piece, Seth.

Learning Communities List

Tony Karrer

As we are wrapping up the week for Learn Trends , one of the questions we faced was what to do with the Ning community that sprung up to support the conference. Large, active Ning community hosted by Elliot Masie with monthly questions that spark discussions. Learning Trends 2008 - Online - Free [link Some discussion.

Web 2.0 for Learning Professionals - Free Online Event

Clark Quinn

To sign-up, go to the Ning group I've announced this already - Free - Web 2.0 for Learning Professionals and the response is great already - it looks like we are going to have quite a mix of people involved.

The wonders of community

Jay Cross

The community structure was a snap to set up (start your own at Ning ) and takes nothing to maintain. I arrived in Sao Paolo knowing no one.

Lessons from an early MOOC

Harold Jarche

In September 2008, Michele Martin , Tony Karrer and I hosted a 6-week open professional development program on social media. Social Bookmarks.

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Getting Help

Tony Karrer

Ning or LinkedIn Groups LinkedIn to find individuals LinkedIn to ask questions - via Answers Twitter (only if you've participated quite a bit) The issue with Twitter and posting questions through a blog is that you only will get responses from your existing audience. My post New Work is about changes in work skills.

Help Create Resources for Keynote?

Tony Karrer

Work Literacy 2008 A set of resources for concept workers who are not early adopters to help them be aware of relatively newer methods and tools that they should consider adopting to help them in their day-to-day work. Learning Trends 2008 - Online - Free [link and another session on Learning 2.0. definitely will post them to my blog.

Online Conferences and In-Person Conferences

Tony Karrer

Lisa Neal asked a great question in a comment on Learn Trends 2008 - Free Online Conference : What do you see as the main differences between in person and online conferences? Ning really makes it easy to do one of these. have a bunch of random thoughts on this and I'm hoping that folks will chime in. This will be a part time thing.

Online Learning Course Design

Tony Karrer

Social Network as Course Platform Like social networks generally, Ning, unfortunately feels a bit scattered. Learning Trends 2008 - Online - Free [link We also have some great Feedback from Participants. think they've both captured a lot of what worked and could have been changed. To me this is often the best kind of learning.

Blogs, Social Networks and LinkedIn Answers

Tony Karrer

Social Network based discussions (for example a Ning network) act like communities. 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? consider LinkedIn Answers to be quite a different animal. But, it's just that.

Searching for Expertise - LinkedIn Answers

Clark Quinn

Just yesterday (after having joined this ning as my first ning ever) I found a ning on the topic of Moodle, and I posted my question there. Yesterday I created a screen cast on LinkedIn for Finding Expertise. Today, I saw a post on our Free - Web 2.0 This is definitely a knowledge work task where talking to someone will help.

Tools Used

Clark Quinn

But we clearly missed an opportunity to ask about community tools like Ning. survey and report. Right now there are more than 1000 respondents.

My Take on the Top 25

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Ustream - I've done a few trial broadcasts, but haven't had an occasion to use it, Ning -I agree with Emma: "I really don’t like Ning." Copying Emma Duke-Williams 's idea - here's Jane Hart's Slideshow of the Day list of the top 25 technologies - and where they fit (or not) in my own world: Firefox - It's my major workhorse. Update.

Blogging Kevin Kelly and Others at Masie

Tony O'Driscoll

You clue takes Innocentive model to the masses and is run on Ning. Scattershot notes from Second City. One of the techniques I use to have students experience dialogue is to have two students build a sentence one word at a time going back and forth. will be sure to incorporate this into my repertoire. Scattershot notes from Kevin Kelly.

Stream of consciousness

Jay Cross

The wisteria over my front gate is in full bloom, our plum trees are covered with purple pom-poms, the pear tree in back is snowy white with blossoms, and my allergic reaction is so bad that I can hardly think straight. Last night I went online to write a few pages of the Informal Learning 2.0 Fieldbook. The Informal Learning 2.0 Fieldbook as I go.

Social Networks

Clark Quinn

have been part of Ning groups before, but find it overwhelming, very quickly because there seems to be multiple inputs for information. Even as an organizer, when I get into the Ning group, I feel overwhelmed. don't know about ning or even facebook. The first week of our Free - Web 2.0 for Learning Professionals is wrapping up.

Conversation Learning

Clark Quinn

Sure, the amount of existing content out there grows exponentially (a trillion web pages indexed by Google in 2008). During this week's course, one of the more interesting things was seeing one of the members experience - My Real-Time, Real-Life Research Project (Using LinkedIn and Ning). Did I miss something important?

Learnscaping on tap

Clark Quinn

Over several months now, Harold Jarche, Jane Hart, Jay Cross, and I have been working on getting our arms around assisting people with the informal side of organizational learning.  Ever since Jay’s book, Informal Learning , people have wanted specific ways to go about supporting this component of the organizational environment.  Stay tuned

Reflections on Twitter and social networking

Clark Quinn

And Ning’s quite interesting  too.  However, they’re beginning to turn into one big Ning mass that I have trouble differentiating.  It’s just having to remember to go to all these different places.  I suspect I need to spend more time getting the notifications right. The Work Literacy one on Learning 2.0

Social Bookmarks

Clark Quinn

Take a look at the pages that are being tagged as part of the course - Work Literacy Ning Links. The second week of our Web 2.0 for Learning Professionals Course is starting and the topic is Social Bookmarks. These are all coming from people participating in the course. But several of them are fantastic items that I had never seen before.

Blogs, Social Networks and LinkedIn Answers

Clark Quinn

Social Network based discussions (for example a Ning network) act like communities. 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? consider LinkedIn Answers to be quite a different animal. But, it's just that.

Introduction to Social Networking

Harold Jarche

As our Work Literacy Ning site (2008) is in danger of getting bumped off the Net due to Ning’s new pricing policy , I will post some of the key articles here so we don’t lose them. As a learning professional, you will want to think of Ning in two ways. cannot do that with Gmail or Skype or Ning.

Social Media and Learning: Implications

Harold Jarche

I’m continuing on my theme of capturing what we learned during our Work Literacy online workshop in 2008, before Ning pulls the plug on us. Previous posts have discussed several aspects of what we learned and I’d like to review some of the summative commentary. What questions still linger? Thinking about learning.

Resonance

Harold Jarche

revived an article that I had written collaboratively with Michele Martin in 2008 as part of our Work Literacy series.

Effective Web Conferences – 41 Resources

Tony Karrer

Community Roles: Manager, Moderator, and Administrator , January 8, 2008 was asked an interesting question last week about the best ways to divide the community manager role into separate manager, moderator , and administrator roles. When developing PowerPoint slides to use in web conference training follow these guidelines: Simplify content.

Beta, data and more

Harold Jarche

— @courosa “ Ning Exposed – Tech Company Scams its Clients&# [2008]. Is Ning a scam? There’s a theory that Ning’s actions are part of a carefully planned scam to make the company the next MySpace or Facebook. dweinberger “The only way I know to solve big problems anymore is to do it in public.&#.

What tools should we learn?

Harold Jarche

believe it is important for everyone, especially those in teaching or training roles, to develop critical thinking skills. Social Bookmarks. Blogs.

New Technology Supporting Informal Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Dignan, 2008) The core of a social networking technology is the capacity to create links between members in a community - to create, in other words, social networks. O'Brien, 2007) It is in this environment that the University of Manitoba's Connectivism course was developed in the fall of 2008. 2008, June 30). 2008).

Slow Evolution of Learning Solutions

Tony Karrer

Learning Tree reported a decline of 31.2% in earnings compared to 2008. compared to the same period in 2008. Great post from Charles Jennings – Down But Not Quite Out: what can we learn from the plights of Learning Tree International and Readers Digest? Operating expenses were down from $22 million to $14.6 million ($1.5

CoP Series #10: Stewarding Technology for Community | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

With so many software packages like Moodle and hosted platforms like Ning, you are often given a ton of options. This is a complex area.

Success Formula for Discussion Forums in Financial Services

Tony Karrer

adoption case study " Inside out , February 20, 2009 How to kick start a Community | Connie Bensen , May 20, 2008 Cisco on Collaboration: Know Your Enthusiasts & Laggards | Future Changes , October 2, 2009 Essential reading for online community managers - FreshNetworks , January 5, 2010 Insight from online communities: 2. Just Ask.