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Sense-making with PKM

Harold Jarche

LinkedIn. Elgg (OS). We may learn on our own but usually not by ourselves. People learn socially. Categorize. Make Explicit. Retrieve.

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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. LinkedIn is primarily a professional network, designed to facilitate linkages between people who are wanting to connect for work-related purposes.

New Technology Supporting Informal Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

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. Elgg, 2009) Systems such as Elgg therefore combine the functions of content management and social networking. Akili, G. K.

Facebook Platform

Tony Karrer

also feel like Facebook is a bit creaky and as Thomas Vanderwal's recent post Facebook for Business or LinkedIn Gets More Valuable points out, as you use Facebook more and have more friends, it seems to get harder to use. In fact, LMS, Elgg, Flickr, del.icio.us, Wikis, Blogs, Discussion Groups, Amazon, hmmm, the list gets long quickly.

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. If it's an open system, i.e., can include my blog, my LinkedIn connections, my comments, my bookmarks, etc.,