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The Role of Open Educational Resources in Personal Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

So, the argument for open educational resources is simply:networks need openness in order to function. David Wiley has spoken about open educational resources formany years. In education there’s a variety of standardsintended to facilitate how we describe, how we discover, and how we reuseeducational resources. What is openness?

Elgg: it’s a community effort

Harold Jarche

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. We started using Elgg for an online medical community of practice in 2004 after going through dozens of platforms. The Elgg community blog has more information.

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. They recently announced a hosted Elgg service. I’m seriously considering switching elearnspace and connectivism sites to elgg. Any thoughts

Harold Jarche » Elgg powers business and academic community

Harold Jarche

195 posts about MOOCs

Jay Cross

If you’re even casually aware of what is happening in higher education, you’ve likely heard of massive open online courses ( MOOCs ). Why Elgg?

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Identifying a collaboration platform

Harold Jarche

If your LMS is not helping you with these processes then it’s time to find a better platform.  I recently described one such platform – Elgg: it’s a community effort : 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.

Beyond Institutions Personal Learning in a Networked World

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

They wanted, in other words, from my perspective, more control over their education. Models are popular in education too. Interesting.

Hard is Easy, Soft is Hard

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Online education is not a progression to a new era at all” but rather a return to the mass production era. changes things – like Elgg, it is a plug-in based environment, so your Moodle 2.0 There are different ways of setting up educational technology – on the one hand, you can use an entire system, like an LMS.

100 eLearning Articles and White Papers

Tony Karrer

Web 2.0 Is the Future of Education (Techlearning blog) 11. The New Learning Landscape - Using Wiki in Education - How do students learn in a world where traditional assessments of intelligence are radically changing, abundant knowledge is more readily available, and learning community is more important than ever? just reached 100.

E-Learning Generations

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

In education, probably themajor player from this era was Elgg, at that time and still to this day a noveltechnology. We set up Connectivism and Connective Knowledge 2008(CCK08) as a credit course in Manitoba's Certificate in Adult Education (CAE),offered by the University of Manitoba. But it didn't take hold. learning 2.0

Ning cancels “free”

George Siemens

Many educators use Ning for creating social networks. Which is why I’m quite pleased that we’re using Elgg for our institutional learning/collaboration network at Athabasca University: the Landing. Big news today from Ning: no more free networks (and 40% staff layoffs).

New Technology Supporting Informal Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Münte, Altenmüller, & Jäncke, 2002) For this reason, we need to see the educational system itself as adaptive rather than merely prescriptive. 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. Akili, G. K.

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. Yes, it can get much more complicated, but looking at these three for education or training projects is a good start. Dave Cormier has written a great article on selecting a content management system (CMS).

Beta, data and more

Harold Jarche

Here’s what I learned on Twitter this past week: @literacyadviser “The only truly effective web filter is an educated mind.&# via @ jonhusband. dweinberger “The only way I know to solve big problems anymore is to do it in public.&#. — Why you need to understand political policy by @cognitivepolicy via@drmcewan.

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

May – June 15 Great Ones

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Education 2.0: The Importance of Ownership - OReilly Radar , April 30, 2010. Dave’s Educational Blog , June 4, 2010. The Importance of Elgg in the Future of Learning , May 6, 2010. The Importance of Elgg in the Future of Learning , May 6, 2010. Best of Informal Learning Flow. May 1, 2010 to June 14, 2010. look like?

Making Software, Making Money

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The project to which he refers, of course, is ELGG. It has been reasonably popular, particularly in the education circles for which is is designed. It was crowded even when ELGG launched. Here's the question to ask: would ELGG have had any measure of success had it been subscription-based software? But only to a point.

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 ]. They may also differ in terms of the types of information you would include, such as name, location, education, etc. Introduction to Social Networking.

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.

Social Networks

Clark Quinn

Are there any particular ways participants currently use social networks for training and educational purposes? The resources that were provided on this are great: The Facebook Classroom: 25 Education Apps Facebook as a Learning Platform Ning in Education Some learning professionals weigh in on how they're using social network.

So many thoughts, so little time

Jay Cross

The Benefits of a Classical Education - OReilly Radar , June 21, 2009. Blogs in Education - Half an Hour , April 13, 2009. How to choose the right CMS for Education - Dave’s Educational Blog , January 26, 2009. Top 10 Tools for a Free Online Education [Lifehacker Top 10] - Lifehacker , March 28, 2009.

TTI Vanguard Conference Notes - 6

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Discovery, beauty, vastness were other choices. (80 percent men, 20 percent women, similar to other astronomy projects; a bit more educated than most, but not heavily PhD or professional). Sorting galaxies into sphere or spirals, for example. So the idea here is to use large numbers of people to accomplish the task. 12% picked 'Astronomy'.

Stager, Logo and Web 2.0

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Schools were designed for a particular purpose, one that is almost diametrically at odds with what ought to be the practices and objectives of a contemporary education, an education suited not only to the information age but also to the objectives of personal freedom and empowerment. Why would we need a specifically educational theory?

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.