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Information: What am I missing?

George Siemens

What can we do now with information that we could not do in the past? I’ve abused Kauffman’s concept of the adjacent possible by applying it to the new opportunities, untapped potential, and levels of complexity, that arise with the development of something new. What can we do with information that I’ve overlooked?

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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.

New Technology Supporting Informal Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

This work, in turn, is suggesting and supporting the model of learning described in the first section, that of a course network supporting and informing an ever-shifting set of course episodes. This is the basis for the models and strategies that characterize what has come to be called informal learning. Why is this necessary? 2007).

From “learning technologies” to “social technologies”

Jane Hart

These might be proprietary systems like Jive , Podio , Yammer , Socialcast , or open source software, like WordPress / Buddypress  or Elgg.

Sense-making with PKM

Harold Jarche

The Web has given us more ways to connect with others in our learning but many people only see the information overload aspect of our digital society.

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Harold Jarche » Open Source LMS

Harold Jarche

Identifying a collaboration platform

Harold Jarche

Here are some examples: Use blogs to replace group e-mails so that information can be updated on a given subject/topic. We started using Elgg for an online medical community of practice in 2004 after going through dozens of platforms. The key differentiator of Elgg is that the individual [worker] is the centre of all the action.

Rejected: On being disappointed, sorta

George Siemens

Eventually, for a variety of reasons, I left the industry and started working in training and development and returned to University of Manitoba as a student. A few years later, a colleague that I had worked with in the past informed me of an opportunity at Red River College. have never really bothered to validate that claim). Research Plan.

E-Learning Generations

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

These generations of have informed the shape of onlinelearning as it exists today, and will help us understand something of thedirection it will take in the future. It was also the time I firstbegan using email, the time I began using the Usenet bulletin Board system, andthe time I first began using online information systems such as Gopher.

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.

DIY is here

Harold Jarche

Over three years ago I wrote that the future of learning is DIY : With Google you can find most information that you need. This is the power of informal learning, if organisations decide to enable it. Open source Elgg may replace Ning with a non locked-in platform, but its success remains to be seen. Has anything changed?

100 eLearning Articles and White Papers

Tony Karrer

Keeping Up with the Pace of Change Informal learning will help employees survive in the future workplace 3. 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.

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.

Introduction to Social Networking

Harold Jarche

Facebook was originally developed for college students to connect, so it has a more informal, social air than you find on LinkedIn. 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 ]. Introduction to Social Networking.

Beyond Institutions Personal Learning in a Networked World

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

We have information overload. An information system is an extension of the mind. That''s how you start a broadcast, with dead air. Steve

Moodle Course Conversion

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

My friends at CV&A in Spain have implemented Moodle to support informal learning in numerous corporations.

So many thoughts, so little time

Jay Cross

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. Ten years after - Informal Learning , January 10, 2009. Using Elgg as as Social Learning platform , May 2, 2009. Tags: Informal Learning

Beta, data and more

Harold Jarche

This relates to a common psychological phenomenon called “ confirmation bias ” which refers to the tendency to be overly critical of information that challenges what one believes to be true (or the tendency to uncritically accept information that supports one’s belief).  We see this all the time in politics.  via @minutrition.

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. Un nouveau modèle d'affaires a émergé danslequel les fournisseurs vendent à des agences de marketing l’information surleurs utilisateurs. Merci de m'accueillir á votre conférence. learning 2.0

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

Best of Informal Learning Flow. Workscape evolution - Informal Learning , May 7, 2010. The Importance of Elgg in the Future of Learning , May 6, 2010. Information (1697). Are You Getting the Information You Need When You Need It? , May 13, 2010. Location 2012: Death Of The Information Silos , June 3, 2010.

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. Also, they'll feel more comfortable giving access information to a local script.

Facebook Platform

Tony Karrer

Its privacy policies are questionable and it is giving out user information to applications willy-nilly. Shouldn't MyBlogLog link directly to each person's Facebook account so I can have that profile information? In fact, LMS, Elgg, Flickr, del.icio.us, Wikis, Blogs, Discussion Groups, Amazon, hmmm, the list gets long quickly.

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

Virginia Yonkers told us - I would like to know how to manage the information flows in social networks. have been part of Ning groups before, but find it overwhelming, very quickly because there seems to be multiple inputs for information. The first week of our Free - Web 2.0 for Learning Professionals is wrapping up. tools.

Social Media Goals

Clark Quinn

Drupal is an open source CMS that’s been used for social media, and Elgg similarly started as an open source portfolio tool but has expanded. Yet, for a learning group, Mzinga’s integration of formal and informal learning is also plausible.  I spent yesterday touring the Web 2.0 How about you?

TTI Vanguard Conference Notes - 6

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Slide cinnecting MITRE, industry, military, academia) The challenge - a range of security from 'behind the firewall' to 'no securoty', based on information sensitivity. 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'. This is not helpful.

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. tools in schools. movement. tools, including: The Web 2.0

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.

Education, Technology and Myth

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Teachers will become more information-literate. Teachers' per se will become, as the old saying goes, 'guides by the side', becoming more like coaches and mentors than information delivery specialists. And certainly, educational theory has informed technology. Should technological development be informed by other disciplines?