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Transferring from Ning to Grou.ps

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

The Internet Time Community has been hosted on Ning for a little over three years. Lots of non-profits had signed up on Ning. No sweat.

NING Alternatives via Stephen Downes

Nancy White

I don’t normally wholly post others blog posts, but I think spreading the word about alternatives to NING , which will be ending its free service, is a useful thing. So thanks for Stephen for putting this together. I had collected a few more, but I’ll add them to the Alternatives to Ning GoogleDoc! An Alternatives to Ning.

Keep your social media in perpetual Beta

Harold Jarche

Ning started by giving out spaces for free and there were many other variations on that theme. This is the current state of social networking, from my particular perspective, but I’m sure it’s different for others and I know it will change. After blogs, the next big phenomena were social networks. Be flexible.

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Lessons from an early MOOC

Harold Jarche

Keep the structure loose enough so that it can grow or change according to the needs of the community. Social Bookmarks. Blogs. Aggregators.

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Seven Things I Learned This Year

Tony Karrer

And every year I use this as a Big Question – see: Learning 2010. A lot of it is thinking through where my thinking has changed over the course of the year. And a big part of the problem is just how many there are and how fast they change. 5. This, of course, means some really big changes for authoring tools in the industry.

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. — You may have noticed that I’ve changed the tagline of this website to life in perpetual Beta.

How To Get Started Thinking About Online Peer Learning Communities for Nonprofit Professionals

Beth Kanter

Ning – Popular with nonprofits, reasonably priced, may require some customization. That email exchange morphed into this guest post. John D.

Elgg: it’s a community effort

Harold Jarche

This weekend I noticed a tweet from Alec Couros about some issues with the Ning social networking platform. That post is over a year old but from the comments as late as last fall, there seem to be ongoing issues on how Ning treats its customers, users and their data. So what is the alternative to 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. Keep the structure loose enough so that it can grow or change according to the needs of the community. What questions still linger? Thinking about learning. Create the role of “synthesizer”.

Remote Collaboration

Tony Karrer

In addition to the real-time editing described above, it also has notifications of changes to people who are collaborating on the document.

eLearning Predictions Further Thoughts

Tony Karrer

Social Learning Communities It was interesting that ASTD DC / Todd Slater has created a Ning community. What’s the real change though is that we are becoming used to getting content both via our computer and on our mobile device. I recently posted my Top 10 eLearning Predictions for 2010 and did a presentation on the topic.

The leaking pyramid

Harold Jarche

Social networking is getting more pervasive (Facebook, Twitter or DIY with Ning) and accepted in the mainstream, such as Linked-In for recruiting.

DIY is here

Harold Jarche

Has anything changed? Ning was wildly popular as a DIY online community builder, but that business model did not seem to work. Open source Elgg may replace Ning with a non locked-in platform, but its success remains to be seen. YouTube is a quick and easy way to get “learning objects” to the world. Timing is everything.

Make imperfect copies

Harold Jarche

Copying is an underrated business skill says Drake Bennett in Boston Globe’s The Imitation Economy. Laconi.ca

New Technology Supporting Informal Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Caine & Caine, 1997) Today's environment is variable, which means situations - and hence, fact - change fluidly. An understanding of such things as the financial system or global climate change requires a subtle and ever-changing perspective on the discipline. Second, learners themselves are changing. Akili, G. K. 2007).

What Not To Build

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

These became platforms (see above) and then we had social network multiplier sites, like Ning. That has all changed. This all changes as transportation becomes increasingly expensive. I get to play a government scientist on the internet. don't know and I don't care. It's practical, down-to-earth advice. stuff - JQuery, etc.

Getting Help

Tony Karrer

My post New Work is about changes in work skills. One of the bigger changes in work skills have to do with getting help. Today I posted a request for reader input in my blog because I didn't know where else I could ask for help from people outside my company. Is there a more effective way to approach this kind of problem?

Top 100 eLearning Items

Tony Karrer

Second Life is not a teaching tool Tool Set 2009 New Design for My Smile Sheet The art of changing the brain Writing Less Objectionable Learning Objectives How to Convert Your PowerPoint Presentation into an Elearning Course Social Media makes this course stand out Should All Learning Professionals Be Blogging? Tools - A Summary PR 2.0:

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Effective Web Conferences – 41 Resources

Tony Karrer

Online Conference Formats - eLearning Technology , April 23, 2009 Also, if you are interested in future conferences , please go sign up on the Learn Trends Ning Group. I wanted to follow-up 19 Tips for Effective Online Conferences with some additional resources that relate to this topic. Below are some helpful tips. It’s a guess why. &#.

Social Grid Follow-up

Tony Karrer

often find that Ning isn't that great for specialized content. There's a recording available here. It made things feel a little disconnect.

Web 2.0 Applications in Learning

Tony Karrer

Moderation - On many Wiki software packages you can require approval for posting changes. Limit Authoring - You can control who is allowed to make changes. Initially, you can start where only your instructional designers / writers are allowed to make changes. You can also limit what pages can be changed. Tools? Web 2.0

Tom Vander Wall Nails My Sharepoint Experience

Nancy White

They say it is their “social media&# deployment. SharePoint is a silo builder, not buster. This is completely counter to the Enterprise 2.0

ASTD Follow-Up

Tony Karrer

How do you recommend we stay up-to-date with the changing technology? Can you discuss the cultural implications of these changes? Can a highly regulated and slow to change Insurance Industry adapt these new methods of learning? Tools for eLearning. You can find the handouts for the last session via TK09 Handouts. eLearning 2.0

Blogs, Social Networks and LinkedIn Answers

Tony Karrer

For example, the question above would probably be okay in LinkedIn Answers, but you might want to change it a bit to be more specific. Social Network based discussions (for example a Ning network) act like communities. consider LinkedIn Answers to be quite a different animal. It's a great way to get help on specific inquiries.

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.

Conversation Learning

Clark Quinn

And what I often cite as the biggest change in knowledge work skills over the past 20 years is the change in access to people. 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). Is my answer reasonable?

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.

Slow Evolution of Learning Solutions

Tony Karrer

Charles talks about the Changing Expectations of CLOs: Many CLOs in large corporations around the world now subscribe to the view that most organisational learning is informal and even where formal learning is used they expect more than a one-off event from their suppliers. Operating expenses were down from $22 million to $14.6 million ($1.5

The Future of Online Learning: Ten Years On

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Yet, this is changing, and the pace of this change will continue to accelerate. Sterling, 1999) New Technology in Education While technology changes rapidly, people do not. It is this change I have attempted in recent years to capture under the heading of ‘groups versus networks’. gigahertz duo-core processor. Web 2.0

Real Community?

Clark Quinn

This got me thinking about social media, and how often we call them online communities, but the question is: are they really?  At the same time, Marcia Conner was asking for examples of how someone’s Twitter/Facebook (T/FB) comments have changed your opinion of them.  And maybe then not worthy of being called communities? 

Media and Messages

Harold Jarche

These are some of my observations I passed on via Twitter: “I knew I was in a community of practice when my practice had changed,&# heard in a discussion. To paraphrase Marshall McLuhan, every message has its medium and every medium has its message. That sums up my impression of our LearnTrends web conference which finished yesterday.

Blogs, Social Networks and LinkedIn Answers

Clark Quinn

For example, the question above would probably be okay in LinkedIn Answers, but you might want to change it a bit to be more specific. Social Network based discussions (for example a Ning network) act like communities. consider LinkedIn Answers to be quite a different animal. It's a great way to get help on specific inquiries.

Tracking Hurricane Gustav on Social Media | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

The ComputerWorld magazine blog now has a Gustav resources page. Gustav! learnt about this demon on this morning’s radio-news. Ka kite an? quote.

Tracking Hurricane Gustav on Social Media | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

The ComputerWorld magazine blog now has a Gustav resources page. Gustav! learnt about this demon on this morning’s radio-news. Ka kite an? quote.

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." But - assuming that you believe I have some sort of handle on where the future will go - you should be able to use my report to judge what sort of changes to expect in the future. Case in point.

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.

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.

Who's your ID?

Ellen Wagner

With change all around us, it seems as if lots of IDs are getting the clue that these may be just the right time to get better organized, at least in our way of thinking about the value that we drive.  media, and they are sharing what they are learning on their Ning site. Welcome to the eLearning Roadtrip. My name is Ellen Wagner.

Down But Not Quite Out: what can we learn from the plights of Learning Tree International and Readers Digest?

Charles Jennings

However, both are living in troubled times for the same reason – a failure to innovate and a failure to adapt in a rapidly changing world.

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