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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’m gsiemens on Facebook and Twitter. Facebook gets this.

Elgg: it’s a community effort

Harold Jarche

While Ning may be free, it is not open source, and the company can make changes at will, just like Facebook, Google or Twitter may do. With Ning, Facebook and many others, there is no such export function. We started using Elgg for an online medical community of practice in 2004 after going through dozens of platforms.

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).

Facebook Platform

Tony Karrer

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. All of that said, Facebook is surprising me in terms of how well it works as a platform. Something like the social network operating system , maybe.

Ascent from Social Media

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

As of today my Facebook page OLDaily has 638 'likes'. There are ways to increase the size of my audience on Facebook. Surprisingly, people are paying to boost their posts on Facebook. But now, Facebook has disabled my ad blocker. Facebook wants me to join this cavalcade of sponsored posts. You probably do.

Beyond Institutions Personal Learning in a Networked World

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

It''s like the whole Facebook thing. Facebook has taken over conversations with our grandparents. Quick mike check. It''s interesting.

E-Learning: Générations

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Nous sommes plus familiers avec les logiciels sociaux à travers de nomsde marque comme Friendster, MySpace, Twitter, Linked In, Facebook, et plusrécemment, Google +. Enl'éducation, sans doute l'acteur majeur de cette époque était Elgg, à cetteépoque et elle est encore à ce jour, une nouvelle technologie. et très peu sur autreschoses).

New Technology Supporting Informal Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

A child raised on text alone will think and learn differently from a child raised on cartoons or a child raised on Facebook. The last few years have seen the development of social network services online such as Facebook, Friendster, LinkedIn, and MySpace to name a few) as well as a service for creating social networks, Ning. 2007).

Beta, data and more

Harold Jarche

There’s a theory that Ning’s actions are part of a carefully planned scam to make the company the next MySpace or Facebook. Here’s what I learned on Twitter this past week: @literacyadviser “The only truly effective web filter is an educated mind.&# via @ jonhusband. We see this all the time in politics. via @minutrition.

Introduction to Social Networking

Harold Jarche

There are several different online social networks, but for our purposes, we’ll focus on the three that tend to be used the most by learning professionals–Facebook, LinkedIn and Ning. It is more “buttoned-down” than Facebook with a more formal culture of relationships and connections. How to Grow a Facebook Network.

DIY is here

Harold Jarche

Facebook has enabled DIY ridiculously easy group forming , but it comes with a price on privacy. 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.

May – June 15 Great Ones

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Facebook’s Culture Problem May Be Fatal - , May 24, 2010. My Contrarian Stance on Facebook and Privacy - OReilly Radar , May 21, 2010. Facebook, The Movie, In Theaters Soon - Lockergnome Blog Network , June 4, 2010. The Importance of Elgg in the Future of Learning , May 6, 2010. Education 2.0:

Too Many Social Networks?

Tony Karrer

I have a personal page, just like my daughter's Facebook page. 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. I guess I'm a real digital recluse. Nothing new there.

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?

Social Networks

Clark Quinn

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. I don't know about ning or even facebook. The first week of our Free - Web 2.0 Another set of questions. tools.

TTI Vanguard Conference Notes - 6

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Demo of the social networking platform it's based on ELGG ) [link] We have about 3300 users already, 800 from outside the corporation - our users latched on to it because it did fill a need in having multi-organization groups. Sorting galaxies into sphere or spirals, for example. But this is a next step: the analysis of that data.

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Complacency and Web 2.0

John Hagel

and ads) with Elgg (open source with Web 2.0 Dont Count On It. A number of recent events suggest a potentially significant evolution of Web 2.0

So many thoughts, so little time

Jay Cross

Facebook in 2010: no longer a walled garden - OReilly Radar , March 4, 2009. Using Elgg as as Social Learning platform , May 2, 2009. The top posts from sources selected for Informal Learning Flow in the first six months of 2009: Work on Stuff that Matters: First Principles - OReilly Radar , January 11, 2009. Blog , January 26, 2009.

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. Schools may be blocking access to Skype, weblogs, Facebook, and the rest - but in so doing are only pushing themselves closer to irrelevance. Gary Stager offers an impressive assessment of the use of Web 2.-0 movement. world.