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Training Design

Tony Karrer

I've been struggling a bit to capture a concept that I believe represents a fairly fundamental shift in how we need to think about Training Design.

Online Learning Course Design

Tony Karrer

Here are some thoughts on the course and the implications for design of similar kinds of online learning courses. Social Network as Course Platform Like social networks generally, Ning, unfortunately feels a bit scattered. We also have some great Feedback from Participants. There are lots of places to wander around and see things.

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.

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

Beth Kanter

But both of the peer learning designs are for nonprofit practitioners who have fully embraced online networks and comfortable using them technology.

A linchpin culture

Harold Jarche

Henry Ford or even David Gef­fen… feed the machine, keep it run­ning smoothly, pay as little as you can, make as much as you can.

eLearning Learning – March 1 – 15 2009

Tony Karrer

Here 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. Browse eLearning Content

What tools should we learn?

Harold Jarche

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

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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. Courseware Development - Smaller LinkedIn group started by Ted Kopp interested in courseware design and development. I've connected to a couple of fellow bloggers.

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. Conferences have traditionally provided foundation knowledge for instructional designers, trainers, CLOs, and others in the field. Below are some helpful tips. &#.

Make imperfect copies

Harold Jarche

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

Social Networks

Clark Quinn

I 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

If you are interested in some on-the ground conversations about SharePoint, dig around the Ning site): SharePoint is not low-bandwidth friendly.

New Technology Supporting Informal Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The intent of such systems is to to facilitate the conversation and interaction around episodic learning events in a distributed environment, transforming them from elements in a linear flow-based design to free-floating objects in an environment. For example, a learning system called Company Command, designed by officers in the U.S.

April 2010 Great ones

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Ning’s Bubble Bursts: No More Free Networks, Cuts 40% Of Staff - TechCrunch , April 15, 2010. Coloring Outside the Wireframe: 3 Tips to Integrating Visual Design in the UX Field - Adaptive Path , April 9, 2010. Reboot: Puma and Yves Béhar Spend Three Years Designing Super-Green Shoebox - Fast Company , April 13, 2010.

The Future of Online Learning: Ten Years On

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Downes, 1998) At the time, I was working as a distance education and new media design specialist at Assiniboine Community College, and I wrote the essay to defend the work I was doing at the time. “We And specialized computer languages, such as Erlang, are designed to operate in multiple processor environments. Why? "We Web 2.0

Conversation Learning

Clark Quinn

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). And I just learned about ning for the first time yesterday! One of the questions being raised this week in the free, online course Work Literacy: Web 2.0

Online Conferences and In-Person Conferences

Tony Karrer

Ning really makes it easy to do one of these. If several people were interested in a topic, they can easily pull together a few speakers, create a ning group and set up a quick conference. Really, I'm not sure that a week long event that we've designed is the model to use. I believe Face to Face Still Matters. Cost is very low.

Web 2.0 Applications in Learning

Tony Karrer

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. Initially, you can start where only your instructional designers / writers are allowed to make changes. It could just as easily have been called Web 2.0 Applications in Learning. as I expected.

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

Nancy White

We are designing for social learning and interaction. This is both a technological and social design issue. This is a complex area.

CoP Series #10: Stewarding Technology for Community

Nancy White

We are designing for social learning and interaction. This is both a technological and social design issue. This is a complex area.

What Not To Build

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Indeed, any time something becomes popular these days, it is designated as 'a platform' (in homage to web 2.0) These became platforms (see above) and then we had social network multiplier sites, like Ning. Can we design specialized production systems that do not depend on cheap labour I don't know and I don't care. Maybe not.

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." eXe - I will be testing this for a project, but I am not really a learning design person. Don't use Flock. Delicious - I think I added a bookmark there once. links leave me cold. Case in point.

Learning Outcomes

Tony Karrer

The focus of the post is really about the design of informal / social learning experiences and my belief that they need to have context for what I call Directed Learners. My post on learning goals has some great feedback via comments and a couple of blog posts. Particularly, there still needs to be Learning Outcomes defined. Well said! Or ???

Tracking Hurricane Gustav on Social Media | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

I saw a lot of tweets around how people are using social media to track Hurricane Gustav and prepare to react to needs generated around the storm.

Tracking Hurricane Gustav on Social Media | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

I saw a lot of tweets around how people are using social media to track Hurricane Gustav and prepare to react to needs generated around the storm.

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:

Networks and Communities

Tony Karrer

I also signed up to a couple Ning communities where I'm lurking. Thus, the bottom line in evaluating a concept workers performance is by looking at: Was a reasonable process used? Are the conclusions reasonable? How would this compare to results from other concept workers? To make sure you pass this test - I suggest cheating.

Tom Vander Wall Nails My Sharepoint Experience | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

If you are interested in some on-the ground conversations about SharePoint, dig around the Ning site): SharePoint is not low-bandwidth friendly.

Tom Vander Wall Nails My Sharepoint Experience | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

If you are interested in some on-the ground conversations about SharePoint, dig around the Ning site): SharePoint is not low-bandwidth friendly.

Success Formula for Discussion Forums in Financial Services

Tony Karrer

I received a question this week related to Discussion Forums for Knowledge Sharing at Capital City Bank : I successfully launched a discussion forum for a small group of lending assistants within my bank. That forum is still up and running. They pushed back because they felt that this was just one more place to go and one more thing to do. Just Ask.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Federal Government Distributed Learning Association (FGDLA)

Mark Oehlert

I did want to point out that Jay has created a social network for the FGDLA using ning and it is available here. e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Heading Home from I/ITSEC 2007 | Main | Tom and I disagree and then I kinda support his argument? Well now Jay is at the Dept. del.icio.us