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The Importance of Elgg in the Future of Learning

George Siemens

When I survey the landscape of educational tools, I come to the following conclusion: Elgg is the most important tool, currently available, in shaping the future of learning. Disclaimer: I was on an advisory board for Elgg when it first started, though the board never really did much, but I mention it now so it looks like I might be cool).

Elgg: it’s a community effort

Harold Jarche

It is also simple to export from WordPress.com SaaS to your own open source hosted version, which is why I strongly advise clients to use WordPress for blogging. Another platform that I have used since its early days is Elgg , an open source social networking platform that attracted me because of its unique underlying model.

Google+ – fundamental misunderstanding of networks?

George Siemens

Within our research on social network software at Athabasca University (the Elgg-based The Landing ), we (mainly Jon Dron, actually) have been looking at ways to create different representations of activity streams to meet the needs of different contexts. Yes, I likely respond to a small cluster of blogs and tweets that I encounter.

Information: What am I missing?

George Siemens

Blogs, wikis, image sharing. Landing (Elgg), Twitter, Facebook. In this case, the “something new&# is the ways in which new tools allow us to mess around with information. I’ve compiled a list of nine attributes or new possibilities that new technologies, especially the internet, enable. What am I missing? Possibilities.

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Identifying a collaboration platform

Harold Jarche

Here are some examples: Use blogs to replace group e-mails so that information can be updated on a given subject/topic. Adopt presence tools (IM, micro-blogging) so you know who is doing what in the organization. We started using Elgg for an online medical community of practice in 2004 after going through dozens of platforms.

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Sense-making with PKM

Harold Jarche

Web tools to help us go public include micro-blogging; blogs and podcasts. Micro-blogging. Blogging. Elgg (OS).

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Rejected: On being disappointed, sorta

George Siemens

In early 2000, I also started blogging and eventually set up this site. find conference presentations, blogging, open courses, and interactions online much more satisfying. The hospitality field is very hard, however, on families and relationships as it consumes an enormous amount of time. It has been outstanding. still don’t.

Introduction to Social Networking

Harold Jarche

We are operating this class on the Ning platform [the description of how we used Ning still pertains to other social networking platforms such as Elgg or Grou.ps ]. It also offers great functionality, including allowing members to write blogs and engage in forum discussions. Introduction to Social Networking. My only costs were labour.

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100 eLearning Articles and White Papers

Tony Karrer

My collection of eLearning Articles, White Papers, Blog Posts, etc. Web 2.0 Is the Future of Education (Techlearning blog) 11. The Bamboo Project Blog: My Personal Learning Environment An example of a PLE 26. Learning and Networking with a Blog (Deleted Scenes) : eLearning Technology 46. just reached 100. collaboration 8.

LearnTrends Live: Jane Hart

Jay Cross

Installs social learning system based on ELGG. Created a site where learning professionals could experiment with using ELGG. Jane Hart.

E-Learning Generations

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Thebeginning of web 2.0 is arguably the development of blogging software, whichallowed people to easily create web content for the first time. In education, probably themajor player from this era was Elgg, at that time and still to this day a noveltechnology. These generations span more than a 20-year period. But it didn't take hold.

New Technology Supporting Informal Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Software to create social networks is the logical successor to content management systems such as Drupal, and in the field of learning, the most prominent such system is Elgg. Elgg, 2009) Systems such as Elgg therefore combine the functions of content management and social networking. Retrieved from Drupal: [link] Elgg.

Beyond Institutions Personal Learning in a Networked World

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Ben Werdmuller, with Dave Tosh, built a thing called Elgg a while back, which is now widely respected as a social networking environment for learning.

Desire2Learn Mobile FLV - eLearning from Last Week

Tony Karrer

Here what eLearning Learning thinks is the most interesting stuff from last week. Actually, it's what all of you seemed to think was the most interesting stuff from last week. Top Posts The following are the top posts from featured sources based on social signals. Browse eLearning Content

Selecting OS learning technology platforms

Harold Jarche

would add Elgg to mix if there is an interest in the functionality of Ning, but with the advantage of open source. Drupal is much too powerful to be running a simple blog like mine. Dave Cormier has written a great article on selecting a content management system (CMS).

Facebook Platform

Tony Karrer

If you think about MyBlogLog implemented on top of Facebook it becomes a better application because I'll know more people who are visiting my blog. In fact, LMS, Elgg, Flickr, del.icio.us, Wikis, Blogs, Discussion Groups, Amazon, hmmm, the list gets long quickly. Something like the social network operating system , maybe.

May – June 15 Great Ones

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

If Mark Zuckerberg invented the Web - Joho the Blog , May 15, 2010. Blog – The Fundamental Limits of Privacy For Social Networks - Technology Review Feed – Tech Review Top Stories , May 4, 2010. Dave’s Educational Blog , June 4, 2010. Blog , June 8, 2010. Best of Informal Learning Flow. look like?

Explode

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Now - yes, it's distributed, in that I don't need to use specific software (such as ELGG) to create my friends network. Nothing against ELGG, it's great, but I use my own software. It allows me to join networks where ELGG used to cut me off. My comments to Dave Tosh on the launch of Explode. Pretty nifty. Your call.

Making Software, Making Money

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The project to which he refers, of course, is ELGG. It was crowded even when ELGG launched. WordPress, for those who are more blog-oriented. Here's the question to ask: would ELGG have had any measure of success had it been subscription-based software? This is why they treat ELGG as a business. But only to a point.

Too Many Social Networks?

Tony Karrer

have an unflattering picture of me there, a place to put a blog, a profile (which I've scaled way back), a picture of Steve Hargadon (best part of the page), and something called a Chatter. If it's an open system, i.e., can include my blog, my LinkedIn connections, my comments, my bookmarks, etc., guess I'm a real digital recluse.

Stager, Logo and Web 2.0

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Moodle and Elgg , for example, adopt explicitly Constructivist theories to inform their design and development. find my RSS reader and blogging engine to be great objects to think with. As for the 'explicit statement', Stager is welcome to read Educational Blogging and get back to me. tools in schools. movement. The Web 2.0

Connectivism and Transculturality

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Here's you, at the centre, it's represented in this case by Elgg because the people from Elgg created this diagram, it's a version of the diagram created by Scott Wilson, and then you at the centre are connected to all kinds of different things, different people, different applications online. We're just sort of messing around here.

eLearning Learning - Best of May

Tony Karrer

Tools - Don't Waste Your Time , May 10, 2009 Informal Learning Technology - eLearning Technology , May 11, 2009 Capture Examples - eLearning Technology , May 29, 2009 Presentation: Blogs in Education - Don't Waste Your Time , May 22, 2009 Top Other Items The following are the top other items based on social signals. Hope you enjoy.

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Complacency and Web 2.0

John Hagel

and ads) with Elgg (open source with Web 2.0 founf interesting this Vecosys post I wrote about in my blog. Dont Count On It. The Web 2.0

So many thoughts, so little time

Jay Cross

Blog , January 26, 2009. Blog – How to Save Media - Technology Review Feed – Tech Review Top Stories , May 3, 2009. Blogs in Education - Half an Hour , April 13, 2009. Five Things I Do With Every Ubuntu Installation - Lockergnome Blog Network , June 10, 2009. Learning and micro-blogging , June 24, 2009.

Social Media Goals

Clark Quinn

Drupal is an open source CMS that’s been used for social media, and Elgg similarly started as an open source portfolio tool but has expanded. I spent yesterday touring the Web 2.0 expo (part of the time with fellow miscreant Jay Cross ), and it led me to think a bit more about social media tools and approaches.  How about you?

Education, Technology and Myth

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

This resulted in a system that is very different from Moodle, which developed with constructivist theory specifically in mind, and even more from ELGG, which is probably the closest thing we have today to a connectivist application. So I need to look for precision in order to draw out the fallacy. argue that both statements are true. will be?)