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Reality check: intelligence agencies have been using social network analysis since the 1990s

Ross Dawson

have been focused on networks since long before I wrote Living Networks in 2002. Government Social networks Social trends Uncategorized

Analysis and Support of MOOCs

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

My contributions to the Network Learning 'Hot Seat' addressing the question, "How do we analyse and support the networked interactions of thousands of people learning together?" Wellman is interested in the formation and definition of community, and social network theory. Gibson. No it isn't. This may be true for xMOOCs.

Analysis: US, Australia social network usage flat, New Zealand now the world’s biggest user of social networks?

Ross Dawson

The chart above shows a summary of data from Nielsen on the time spent per month on social networks in a variety of countries around the world.

Using social network analysis to uncover authority and centrality

Ross Dawson

As reflected by the title of this blog, networks have long been at the heart of how I see the world. However network analysis is an invaluable complement to that work, applying it as a tool to help improve performance. In a networked world, we must understand the networks in which we are embedded.

Network thinking

Harold Jarche

Network thinking can fundamentally change our view of hierarchical relationships. Emergence instead of predictability. Diversity and divergence.

Social networks and engineering serendipity in the workplace

Ross Dawson

and Google are doing in the space, the article continues: As Yahoo and Google see it, serendipity is largely a byproduct of social networks.

Network Learning: Working Smarter

Harold Jarche

We need to re-think workplace learning for a networked society. Social learning is about getting things done in networks. EverNote).

Productivity tools for the networked workplace

Harold Jarche

would suggest doing your own analysis of all your enterprise collaboration and productivity tools, based on the framework. Sharing openly.

Smarter Nonprofit Networking: Building A Professional Network That Works for You

Beth Kanter

like to balance two different approaches to professional networking,   strategic and serendipitous. List them and do an analysis based on: Age.

Network walking

Harold Jarche

asked to do an on-site performance analysis over several days and as a visitor I had to be accompanied by a member of the hospital staff. Dr. W.

The role of informal social networks in building organizational creativity and innovation

Ross Dawson

However what I particularly picked up on was the report’s references to the use of social network analysis.

Techniques and Tools: How To Visualize Your Network

Beth Kanter

For example, the  Irvine New Leadership Network project that has used network mapping for two purposes: 1) evaluation 2) direct network engagement.

Using network perspectives to visualize changing culture and meaning

Ross Dawson

The slides to his presentation at SXSW today on Culture Networks and the codes that drive them are available below.

Scenarios for the downfall of Facebook and a new landscape for social networks

Ross Dawson

In question time after my keynote I was asked whether Facebook will still be the dominant social network in 5 years. In this case, we need to tell a credible story on how Facebook loses its predominant position in social networks. It seems very unlikely that Twitter will seek to become a broad-based social network.

5 Book Recommendations for Nonprofit Networking and Data Nerds

Beth Kanter

Show Your Work by Jane Bozarth. The Connect Effect by Michael Dulworth. Impact and Excellence by Sheri Chaney Jones. Evergreen. Books

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The Power of Our Collective Professional Networks and Transdisciplinarity Learning

Beth Kanter

Once we mapped the network on the wall before our eyes, we reflected on the following questions: * What are the points of connection?

Beyond Assessment ? Recognizing Achievement in a Networked World

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The Achievement Standards Network is offering “open access to machine?readable Figure 4 : My LinkedIn Network Here''s me showing what I know. This is my LinkedIn network , and it shows a lot of connections. Automated Assessment But me showing what I know is me being on this network doing what I do, whatever I do. The per?student

Twitter network analysis of events - what's possible?

Ross Dawson

Among other interesting entrepreneurial activities Daniel is playing with a new venture that does analysis of Twitter activity around events.

The New Unit of Analysis: Networks

Beth Kanter

The organization is still relevant but no longer the only unit of analysis. Both organizations  and networks can be means to ends.

KONY, Networked Nonprofits, and Transparency

Beth Kanter

There is more analysis of the problems over simplification like this cogent analysis from Ethan Zuckerman. Movement Building

Co-operation for Networks

Harold Jarche

That’s why you see it in networks. That’s quite an important distinction when looking at work analysis and design. think so.

Networks, Neighbourhoods and Communities: A Reflection

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The likelihood of mobilization depends more on the quality of the two-person tie than on the nature of the larger network.

Tweets for the network era

Harold Jarche

While the Court provides guidance on all aspects of fair dealing, its decisions have also articulated three guiding principles to assist with the analysis. Here are some of the observations and insights that were shared  via Twitter  this past week. How can I help you, if I don’t know you, your work, and what you are trying to achieve?

Digital Learning Research Network Conference

George Siemens

I’ve been working with several colleagues on arranging the upcoming Digital Learning Research Network (dLRN) conference at Stanford, October 16-17, 2015. It will be an intentionally eclectic mix of people, institutions, and ideas as we explore the nodes that are weaving the network of education’s future.

Training Magazine Network Now Bringing You eLearning Learning

Tony Karrer

We get to finally announce that eLearning Learning has partnered with Training Magazine Network. I'm really excited today. You see a new logo.

The social Web before social networks: a report from 2003

David Weinberger

The Web was social before it had social networking software. The two talks, especially Clay’s, serve as reminders of what the Internet looked like before social networks. Clay’s 2003 analysis of the situation is awesome. ” (Friendster was an early social networking site, kids. and were getting?—?a ” Na

Networked learning in a changing world

Harold Jarche

Baker’s Dozen: Principles of Value Networks | ValueNetworks.com by @vernaallee. The true shape and nature of collaboration is not the social network – it is the value network. Value networks are purposeful groups of people who come together in designated roles to take action or produce an outcome.

Networks

Harold Jarche

In learning theory we now have Connectivism - the integration of principles explored by chaos, network, and complexity and self-organization theories.

Which countries have the most Twitter users per capita?

Ross Dawson

Social media Social networks TwitterUnited Kingdom leads with 39% as many Twitter accounts as people in the country, U.S.

Networked and Hyperconnected: The New Social (and work) Operating System

Beth Kanter

Some 95% of teens ages 12-17 are online, 76% use social networking sites, and 77% have cell phones.  In addition, 96% of those ages 18-29 are Internet users, 84% use social networking sites, and 97% have cell phones. Mindfulness NetworksWhat will the future 2020 be like? Being strategically future-minded.

Keynote slides: Crowds and the future of creativity and innovation

Ross Dawson

To remedy that we must allow the sexual life of ideas to flourish, enabling connections and networks to form. Humanity. Crowds. Creativity.

Plenary Session: A Grantmakers’ Gathering on Networks

Beth Kanter

NetworksShe challenged the room full of funders to change their mindset. ” Video streaming by Ustream.

Business or Pleasure? - why not both: It's a mobile revolution.

Martijn Linssen

World War II used two-way radio to receive orders and send back status updates so HQ had a real-time overview of the battlefields. Range? Coffin.

Using social media to track and drive organizational success metrics

Ross Dawson

range of other very specific insights were generated from the analysis, and these metrics are now tracked on an ongoing basis. Deloitte also use Yammer as inputs to organizational network analysis , allowing them to identify the network hubs and knowledge brokers across the firm. Get going with social media. Enterprise 2.0

Harold Jarche » Value Network Analysis Resources

Harold Jarche

Social Media is not Social Learning

Dan Pontefract

Let’s start our analysis with a few definitions first. social social flow social learning social media social networking

Performance - Collaboration - Social Network Analysis - eLearning Hot List

Tony Karrer

June 4, 2009 From E-Learning to Social Learning , June 10, 2009 Investigating the Application of Social Software to Support Networked Learning , June 4, 2009 Top Keywords Social Learning (34) Social Network Analysis (4) Collaboration (43) Mobile Learning (18) Performance (46) Learning Management System (11) eLearning Technology.

How Your Organization’s CEO Can Use Social Media for Thought Leadership

Beth Kanter

Your CEO (and all employees for that matter) will be tapping in their professional networks. Leadership Professional Networking Benefits.

The “Twitter doesn’t topple dictators” cliche undone, but leaderless networks don’t stay that way

David Weinberger

One extremely fruitful place the conversation can move to is Zeynep Tufecki’s fabulous post on why leaderless networks tend to develop leaders. Zeynep’s analysis and presentation are brilliant. For which we should thank Prof. Rosen. But Ashton Kutcher by that measure is also important. But Ghonim and El-Baradei are.

Is George Siemens Right? Social Media is like Letters to the Editor

Dan Pontefract

Let’s ensure we capture George’s points first before we proceed to my own thoughts and analysis. Is it substantive? mostly ).