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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

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.

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. I’ve been playing around with Google+. Yes, I’ll remember that.

Harold Jarche » Elgg and the LMS Patent

Harold Jarche

Harold Jarche » Elgg powers business and academic community

Harold Jarche

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.

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Stephen Downes: ebook on openness

George Siemens

This paper covers a wide territory of Downes’ work in open education, covering almost a decade. He frequently finds someone who is wrong on the internet. Rory McGreal and I are teaching a course in Openness in Education in the MDE program at Athabasca in early 2012.

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195 posts about MOOCs

Jay Cross

The Importance of Elgg in the Future of Learning. And I’d love to run the next MOOC in Elgg. Why Elgg? Page 1 of 2. JUNE 3, 2012.

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I need some help

George Siemens

But I benefit daily from open source software – my blogs are wordpress, the server that hosts my sites runs LAMP, at work I use ELGG ( the Landing ), for open courses we use gRSShopper , etc. On February 8, I’ll be delivering a talk at TEDxEdmonton’s event Rethinking Open Source Culture.

Ning cancels “free”

George Siemens

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). Many educators use Ning for creating social networks. Is this a commentary on “free&# as a business model

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Harold Jarche » Best open source social networking platform

Harold Jarche

Harold Jarche » Open Source – you get what you pay for

Harold Jarche

Sense-making with PKM

Harold Jarche

Elgg (OS). Note: This is a revised HTML version of previous PDF’s posted on the site , which should make it easier for sharing. Retrieve.

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Harold Jarche » Open Source LMS

Harold Jarche

Moving social networked learning forward

George Siemens

The Landing is a social network (based on Elgg) that we’ve deployed to increase social connectedness at Athabasca. I’ve posted a few thoughts on what needs to be done to move social networked learning forward I’ve mentioned Athabasca University’s Landing previously.

Rejected: On being disappointed, sorta

George Siemens

The platform will be based on the open source ELGG tool and will include customization to reflect personalized learning content as well as advanced analytics on learner behaviour. 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 ]. NOTE: Elgg will soon be offering a hosted and open source alternative to Ning. Thanks again to Michele Martin for writing a significant portion of this.

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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.

Hard is Easy, Soft is Hard

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

changes things – like Elgg, it is a plug-in based environment, so your Moodle 2.0 So we have: - hard systems, like Yahoo’s predefined indices, which was easy to use - soft systems, like Google, with no predefined categories, but was harder to use Example: Elgg at Athabasca. It meant structuring forum questions better.

100 eLearning Articles and White Papers

Tony Karrer

Elgg, Drupal, and Moodle -- the components of an online learning environment | FunnyMonkey - Tools for Teachers 59. My collection of eLearning Articles, White Papers, Blog Posts, etc. just reached 100. Thought I'd share. No particular order to these. 1. Creating Passionate Users: Crash course in learning theory 2. Understanding E-Learning 2.0

The Role of Open Educational Resources in Personal Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

There’s Elgg, which isan open source social network software for learning, Atutor, LAMS (LearningActivity Management System), and more types of software are available aSchoolforge. This presentation is mine and ifyou want to share it with people, go ahead and share it. No problem at all. We can depict both of those asnetworks. And so on.

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. These, however, represent only the mostrecent of what can be seen as a series of 'generations' of e-learning. These generations span more than a 20-year period. It alsorepresents, to a degree, the idea of programmed learning.

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.

Open Source Business Model

Tony Karrer

Dave Tosh laments - Elgg is the most popular white label social networking platform in the world powering over 2000 networks. However, Elgg could power 100,000 networks and it would make no difference - there is no revenue stream as we give everything away under a GPL license. understand his frustration. Think Moodle as an LMS.

The Learning Layer – Review

Harold Jarche

Even without a full product comparison, I would say that several other platforms, including open source Elgg or Drupal can do much of this.

Product Vendor Blogs - Where are They?

Tony Karrer

If you look on my link roll, there's one from Articulate, elgg, ummm. Another thought just occurred to me based on my last post Innovation Geography Based and Innovation in eLearning. Ben Werdmuller posted his comments on this Does location matter for web startups? I'm already running out. Where's a blog from Saba, SumTotal? Others?

Moodle Course Conversion

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Moodle is an open source course management system with a wide following. The Open University in the UK uses it to support 200,000 distance learners.

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. Dave Cormier has written a great article on selecting a content management system (CMS). Dave discusses three platforms, all of which I have used - WordPress , Moodle , Drupal.

Facebook Platform

Tony Karrer

In fact, LMS, Elgg, Flickr, del.icio.us, Wikis, Blogs, Discussion Groups, Amazon, hmmm, the list gets long quickly. Stephen Downes picked up my post on Facebook As a Learning Platform. He commented: To be clear, I do not think that Facebook itself is really a learning environment. Something like the social network operating system , maybe.

DIY is here

Harold Jarche

Open source Elgg may replace Ning with a non locked-in platform, but its success remains to be seen. Over three years ago I wrote that the future of learning is DIY : With Google you can find most information that you need. YouTube is a quick and easy way to get “learning objects” to the world. Even on the fringes, such as wi-fi from a café.

Beta, data and more

Harold Jarche

This reminds me how important it is to own your data , and the following show two open source options to Ning’s Software as a Service (SaaS) platform: @elggdotcom “there is a hosted version of Elgg coming in May&#. dweinberger “The only way I know to solve big problems anymore is to do it in public.&#. via @minutrition.

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. Here's the question to ask: would ELGG have had any measure of success had it been subscription-based software? As open source software goes, ELGG is almost unique in its intent to create a revenue stream for its producer. Why not?

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.

May – June 15 Great Ones

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

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. The following are the top items from featured sources based on social signals. 12 Things Good Bosses Believe - HarvardBusiness.org , May 28, 2010.

E-Learning: Générations

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Enl'éducation, sans doute l'acteur majeur de cette époque était Elgg, à cetteépoque et elle est encore à ce jour, une nouvelle technologie. Ceux-ci, cependant, ne représentent que la plus récente de ce quipeut être vu comme une série de «générations» de e-learning. Merci de m'accueillir á votre conférence. Tout appartenait à un réseau géant.

Too Many Social Networks?

Tony Karrer

If you watched the Brandon Hall network fail or have participated in Elgg then it shouldn't really come as much of a surprise that all of the recent Ning networks are going to get a similar reaction as David's. He then tells us: I must confess that I am a little under-impressed. have a personal page, just like my daughter's Facebook page.

Where are open source learning applications?

Tony Karrer

Good post by Harold Jarche - Where are open source learning applications? First, open-source generally succeeds once an application domain is fairly well understood and the feature sets are relatively more stable. So, we should naturally expect to see open source solutions emerge where we see relatively stable feature sets.

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. Gary Stager offers an impressive assessment of the use of Web 2.-0 tools in learning by virtue of an extended comparison between those tools and Logo, the revolutionary e-learning system developed by Seymour Papert in the 1960s.