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Is this intentional, Ning? Is it ethical?

Jay Cross

expected Ning to close it when they went to pay-to-play. After all, their site says: Deadline for Selecting a Ning Plan Has Passed. We are no longer offering or supporting free Ning Networks. If you haven’t selected a plan for your free Ning Network, you can no longer access the network. And unprofessional.

Lessons from an early MOOC

Harold Jarche

Developing the content was a major effort shared between Michele and myself. It was an asynchronous (no time-scheduled activities) program.

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Enterprise 2.0 Conference: it’s about people to people

Dan Pontefract

conference in Boston recently, Ross Mayfield ( @ross ) opined on center stage the following: “Discover people through content.

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.

Seven Things I Learned This Year

Tony Karrer

Aggregation and Social Filtering Provide High Value eLearning Learning has somewhat become my singular source of great eLearning content. I use it to filter and find all the best content on a daily, weekly, monthly basis. So here are a few of the things that are a bit different for me. 1. Marketplace LMS solutions don’t quite fit.

Selecting OS learning technology platforms

Harold Jarche

Dave Cormier has written a great article on selecting a content management system (CMS). you could also say ‘a wordpress.com project, a moodle hosted project or a ning project if you don’t care about controlling your data… which I do… but you may not). Do you want to do a wordpress project, a moodle project or a drupal project.

eLearning Learning – March 1 – 15 2009

Tony Karrer

Browse eLearning ContentHere are the top items via eLearning Learning. Adult Learning in the Workplace – Research Findings Top Keywords PKM eLearning Tools Informal Learning Swish Adobe Captivate Twitter LinkedIn Tools Harbinger Adobe Google Articulate Microsoft eLearning Technology.

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.

Remote Collaboration

Tony Karrer

Other tools that fit into sharing content: Google Calendar - great calendar tool especially when collaborating on calendars.

The Future of Online Learning: Ten Years On

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

and Apple or from specialized content sources such as national Geographic. National Geographic, 2008) A widget obtains content from one website and displays it on another website. These websites, such as PageFlakes and Netvibes, import content and services and arrange them on a page according to user settings and preferences.

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.

Effective Web Conferences – 41 Resources

Tony Karrer

When developing PowerPoint slides to use in web conference training follow these guidelines: Simplify content. 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. Below are some helpful tips. It’s a guess why. &#.

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.

Online Conference Formats

Tony Karrer

Also, if you are interested in future conferences, please go sign up on the Learn Trends Ning Group. Browse eLearning ContentWe've just seen an interesting experience with Jay Cross having pulled together a 24 hour, worldwide discussion on the future of learning at Learn Trends. You can find some of the recordings here. Topics are TBD.

eLearning Learning Hot List Feb 1-14

Tony Karrer

Items HP Learning Center - free online software, business, marketing and IT classes for small and medium business Pedagogy - MoodleDocs Keywords Learning Technologies Social Media Hosting Twitter iPhone Ning Adobe Sun Google TechKnowledge ASTD Notes on the list. Browse eLearning Content at www.elearninglearning.com.

SharePoint in Corporate Learning - Free Micro Virtual Conference

Tony Karrer

If you are interested in attending, go to the Learn Trends Ning Site and sign-up. Experience with one of the following would be helpful: Elluminate Adobe Connect Camtasia (or another recording tool) If you can volunteer to help, please drop me an email: akarrer@techempower.com Browse eLearning Content at www.elearninglearning.com.

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. I've connected to a couple of fellow bloggers. Some discussion. LearningTown!

New Technology Supporting Informal Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

In addition to graphics and game play, there is the content of 'storyline' to consider. Downes, 2007) We need to consider learners not only as the subjects of learning, entities to whom we deliver learning content, but also the sources of learning, functioning as the perceptual input for the wider network. Why is this necessary? 2007).

Hot List from the Communities & Networks Connection

Nancy White

In other words, we are using what is happening: with the content out in the network. Check out  Hot List : eLearning Technology. Keywords: .

Web 2.0 Applications in Learning

Tony Karrer

Provide the content. I've embedded all the content from the slides. Provide thoughts around the content and the discussion. Content Quality / Regulated Content One of the most common initial objections is what about quality of the content. Start them with initial structure and obvious placed to add content.

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. Maybe this is partly design, but it's also how conversation, content spread across social networks. tools.

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

Profile Photo

Tony Karrer

I'm writing this post to encourage you to: Spend a little bit of time to create a reasonable profile photo Attach it to every online profile when you create it And when I say every, I mean every – don't join that new Ning group without attaching your photo. Browse eLearning ContentAdd it to your Elluminate and WebEx profiles.

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?

Slow Evolution of Learning Solutions

Tony Karrer

There's free content and the assumption that content should be Free. The expectation is that the provider will make on-going support available through some form of online forum and email at least, or make their content available online in an on-demand way such as the excellent Books 24x7 has done. million ($1.5

What Not To Build

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

It's obvious to everyone that they should stay out of the operating system market, yet much less obvious that they should avoid building a new content management system. Even if you have original content and original ideas, don't just build a website. And people looking for hosted content can use Blogger, WordPress or LiveJournal.

Collaboration Tools

Tony Karrer

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

eLearning Predictions Further Thoughts

Tony Karrer

pb&SP=MC&rID=58772167&rKey=9ac6286700094e6f Thought I’d do a quick post with some random follow-up thoughts: Skim Long Posts I asked at the start of the online session how many people had read my post that basically was very similar content. There were only a few people who answered that they had. will be the real win.

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?

Social Networking

Tony Karrer

Unless I'm really passionate about the content or site, I'm personally not going to bother with the social networking aspects. But, if your content or your audience is particularly passionate, you really need to consider providing the capability. how is this new? Hasn't eBay had social networking features for a long time?

Social Grid Follow-up

Tony Karrer

The question mentions "unique content". often find that Ning isn't that great for specialized content. Email. Facebook. Blogging.

SharePoint Update

Tony Karrer

If you are interested in attending, go to the Learn Trends Ning Site and sign-up. Browse eLearning Content at www.elearninglearning.comSharePoint in Corporate Learning One of the hardest things for me to find are good examples of how people are really using web 2.0 inside organizations. Register Here. has to offer.

The social media I use

Nancy White

Getting stuff (search, content, etc.). Conversational, content management  and “Learning&# platforms. So here it is. Learning.

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

Nancy White

This is not a content warehouse, nor simply a tracking system to account for student activity. One is in collaboration software. United States.

CoP Series #10: Stewarding Technology for Community

Nancy White

This is not a content warehouse, nor simply a tracking system to account for student activity. Learning Activity 7) Finding content.

Profile Photos

Tony Karrer

In that post, I suggested that you should always add a profile photo: Don't join that new Ning group without attaching your photo. need to quickly decide if I'm going to spend time with you and/or your content. Browse eLearning ContentI received a response that I didn't expect on my post Profile Photo. Remember you.

Top 100 eLearning Items

Tony Karrer

Bryan Chapman Tips for facilitators in Ning The ‘Least Assistance’ Principle No more excuses for poor e-learning content eLearning Defined eLearning Technology. Browse eLearning Content Using eLearning Learning , I thought it would be interesting to go look what it thinks are some of the top items of all time.

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Networks and Communities

Tony Karrer

also signed up to a couple Ning communities where I'm lurking. Your homework is: Search the web - save related content Search the community / network for prior discussion - save related Maybe ask someone you know already for a reality check This arms you with the basics before you ask your question or seek conversation.

Learning Outcomes

Tony Karrer

Social Learning Design Revisited What's also interesting about this is that Michele, Harold Jarche and I went through the whole design of the Work Literacy Ning learning event and had several discussions about how the nature of the social learning environment might feel uncomfortable to many of the participants. Browse eLearning Content

ASTD Follow-Up

Tony Karrer

Browse eLearning Content at www.elearninglearning.com.Last week at ASTD TechKnowledge , I did a keynote on Work Literacy and eLearning 2.0, an online Q&A Session for the Virtual Conference and a session on using Web 2.0 Tools for eLearning. You can find the handouts for the last session via TK09 Handouts. Work Literacy eLearning 2.0