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Is this intentional, Ning? Is it ethical?

Jay Cross

That’s the fee for withholding advertising on the group lukeshosp.ning.com. I’ve tried to close this account but could not figure out how to do so. expected Ning to close it when they went to pay-to-play. After all, their site says: Deadline for Selecting a Ning Plan Has Passed. And unprofessional.

Transferring from Ning to Grou.ps

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

The Internet Time Community has been hosted on Ning for a little over three years. Lots of non-profits had signed up on Ning. No sweat.

Introduction to Social Networking

Harold Jarche

As our Work Literacy Ning site (2008) is in danger of getting bumped off the Net due to Ning’s new pricing policy , I will post some of the key articles here so we don’t lose them. Online social networks facilitate connections between people based on shared interests, values, membership in particular groups (i.e.,

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Lessons from an early MOOC

Harold Jarche

there is peer group feedback. note that the platform we used, Ning, began charging for service in 2010, so the resource is no longer available].

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Forums vs. Social Networks?

Clark Quinn

I'm debating the value of forum / group / threaded discussion software vs. social network software for a particular situation. Social Network Examples are Ning and KickApps. They form a network of people via interactions, groups, etc. user can do this through posting to a threaded discussion quite easily. Options are simple.

Ningcompoops

Jay Cross

This is the email I received today: Hi Ning Network Creator! As you may have already heard, we’re going to be making some big changes at Ning over the course of the next two months. The Ning Strategic Relationships Team: Charles Porch. Full feature set including events, groups, chat, pages and Ning Apps.

Irving Wladawsky-Berger: Social networks and Organizational Governance

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Whoever is interested in improving the quality of the healthcare system, from local and regional government and non-profit groups; to enlightened physicians, payers and hospital administrators; to the patients themselves. As for patients, it already exists, in facebook, ning, etc. There is virtually no middle management. The next step.

How To Get Started Thinking About Online Peer Learning Communities for Nonprofit Professionals

Beth Kanter

Ning – Popular with nonprofits, reasonably priced, may require some customization. That email exchange morphed into this guest post. John D.

Disservice from Grou.ps

Jay Cross

from Ning. We are contacting you regarding to your monthly payment for your group. Unless you wish to continue this plan, in 7 days, your Internet Time Community group will be downgraded to Entry Level. I just received three emails from Grou.ps, one for each of the community sites I migrated to Grou.ps

Searching for Expertise - LinkedIn Answers

Clark Quinn

posted a query about this to several of the groups that I've joined on LinkedIn and have received about a dozen responses so far. Just yesterday (after having joined this ning as my first ning ever) I found a ning on the topic of Moodle, and I posted my question there. Today, I saw a post on our Free - Web 2.0

What tools should we learn?

Harold Jarche

Jay Cross , CEO of Internet Time Group and author of Informal Learning, likens a blog to a camera. Social Bookmarks. Enter the social bookmark.

Remote Collaboration

Tony Karrer

You should already be doing that individually, this only requires an added step of getting agreement with the group.

DIY is here

Harold Jarche

Facebook has enabled DIY ridiculously easy group forming , but it comes with a price on privacy. Ning was wildly popular as a DIY online community builder, but that business model did not seem to work. Open source Elgg may replace Ning with a non locked-in platform, but its success remains to be seen. Has anything changed?

What Not To Build

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

These became platforms (see above) and then we had social network multiplier sites, like Ning. These social network sites are nothing more than reworked mailing list sites (like Yahoo Groups and Google Groups) and content management sites. I get to play a government scientist on the internet. don't know and I don't care.

Getting Help

Tony Karrer

Some suggestions: Discussion groups (TrDev, ???) Ning or LinkedIn Groups LinkedIn to find individuals LinkedIn to ask questions - via Answers Twitter (only if you've participated quite a bit) The issue with Twitter and posting questions through a blog is that you only will get responses from your existing audience.

Make imperfect copies

Harold Jarche

work with diverse groups of people [make everything transparent to as many people as possible]. Laconi.ca

Effective Web Conferences – 41 Resources

Tony Karrer

Online Conference Formats - eLearning Technology , April 23, 2009 Also, if you are interested in future conferences , please go sign up on the Learn Trends Ning Group. I wanted to follow-up 19 Tips for Effective Online Conferences with some additional resources that relate to this topic. Below are some helpful tips. It’s a guess why.

Online Conference Formats

Tony Karrer

Also, if you are interested in future conferences, please go sign up on the Learn Trends Ning Group. We've just seen an interesting experience with Jay Cross having pulled together a 24 hour, worldwide discussion on the future of learning at Learn Trends. You can find some of the recordings here. On Wednesday morning, we had 50-60.

eLearning Learning Hot List Feb 1-14

Tony Karrer

Items HP Learning Center - free online software, business, marketing and IT classes for small and medium business Pedagogy - MoodleDocs Keywords Learning Technologies Social Media Hosting Twitter iPhone Ning Adobe Sun Google TechKnowledge ASTD Notes on the list. The posts come from the primary sources for this group.

Social Grid Follow-up

Tony Karrer

tysg prawsthorne : @ tonykarrer I also use Skype , MSN , Google Chat , Google groups , Wiki talk pages to tap my social grid. Email. Facebook.

Social Bookmarks

Clark Quinn

Take a look at the pages that are being tagged as part of the course - Work Literacy Ning Links. It's fun to have a group that is partly experience and partly new with social learning going on. The second week of our Web 2.0 for Learning Professionals Course is starting and the topic is Social Bookmarks. Great stuff.

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. Hershey, PA: Idea Group, Inc. Future developments will focus on realizing these concepts as software or at least software prototypes.

Top 100 eLearning Items

Tony Karrer

Bryan Chapman Tips for facilitators in Ning The ‘Least Assistance’ Principle No more excuses for poor e-learning content eLearning Defined eLearning Technology. Using eLearning Learning , I thought it would be interesting to go look what it thinks are some of the top items of all time. Tools Collaborative Learning Using Web 2.0

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Brandon Hall Network - Back from the Dead?

Tony Karrer

Maybe Brandon Hall or a Ning community will take off. Or maybe someone like ASTD will adopt Ning and give it a huge push. But it's hard to compete with open models based on stuff like blogging (which has been - by far - my best online social networking tool ever - far beyond discussion groups or anything else).

Too Many Social Networks?

Tony Karrer

I just read David Warlicks' post - I Just Don't Get it Yet â€" Social Networks where he discusses his recent experience with several Ning generated social networks including: I've joined Library 2.0 , School 2.0 , and Classroom 2.0. He then tells us: I must confess that I am a little under-impressed. guess I'm a real digital recluse.

Social Networks

Clark Quinn

have been part of Ning groups before, but find it overwhelming, very quickly because there seems to be multiple inputs for information. Even as an organizer, when I get into the Ning group, I feel overwhelmed. Common elements such as Profiles, Discussions, Friends, Groups. don't know about ning or even facebook.

Web 2.0 Applications in Learning

Tony Karrer

It was designed to be a small to medium size group discussion, but because the room was large it was very challenging to do that successfully. Last week I presented a session at ASTD TechKnowledge entitled eLearning 2.0 - Applications and Implications. It could just as easily have been called Web 2.0 Applications in Learning. Tools? Web 2.0

Tom Vander Wall Nails My Sharepoint Experience

Nancy White

They say it is their “social media&# deployment. SharePoint is a silo builder, not buster. This is completely counter to the Enterprise 2.0

Blogs, Social Networks and LinkedIn Answers

Tony Karrer

Social Network based discussions (for example a Ning network) act like communities. I'd look at: Blogs vs. Discussion Groups or Mis-Understanding Blog Reading and Blog Communities Blogs vs. Discussion Groups More on Blogging and Community Issues There's a fair amount to consider around the differences. But, it's just that.

Profile Photo

Tony Karrer

I'm writing this post to encourage you to: Spend a little bit of time to create a reasonable profile photo Attach it to every online profile when you create it And when I say every, I mean every – don't join that new Ning group without attaching your photo. Add it to your Elluminate and WebEx profiles. You are real. really hard time.

The Future of Online Learning: Ten Years On

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Breeding, 2005) They will be able to be in constant audio and video contact with family and friends, meaning that families and groups will never really be separated unless one of them chooses to be. Groups of people, meanwhile, congregated on content management systems such as Drupal or Plone. gigahertz duo-core processor. Web 2.0

Learnscaping on tap

Clark Quinn

Over several months now, Harold Jarche, Jane Hart, Jay Cross, and I have been working on getting our arms around assisting people with the informal side of organizational learning.  Ever since Jay’s book, Informal Learning , people have wanted specific ways to go about supporting this component of the organizational environment.  Stay tuned

Online Conferences and In-Person Conferences

Tony Karrer

Ning really makes it easy to do one of these. Or you could do it as a Facebook group. If several people were interested in a topic, they can easily pull together a few speakers, create a ning group and set up a quick conference. have a bunch of random thoughts on this and I'm hoping that folks will chime in.

Training Design

Tony Karrer

as a means of enriching the Training Design much the same as a discussion group alongside formal instruction. Now the interesting part.

Collaboration Tools

Tony Karrer

You can see the result below. But it was interesting to see the results exported which I've embedded below.

Conversation Learning

Clark Quinn

During this week's course, one of the more interesting things was seeing one of the members experience - My Real-Time, Real-Life Research Project (Using LinkedIn and Ning). And I just learned about ning for the first time yesterday! I am really excited to be learning how to connect and do research this way. Is my answer reasonable?

Success Formula for Discussion Forums in Financial Services

Tony Karrer

I received a question this week related to Discussion Forums for Knowledge Sharing at Capital City Bank : I successfully launched a discussion forum for a small group of lending assistants within my bank. One of the things that this group has identified as one of their “problems” is that they receive too many emails. Great question.

The wonders of community

Jay Cross

The community structure was a snap to set up (start your own at Ning ) and takes nothing to maintain. I arrived in Sao Paolo knowing no one.

Blogs, Social Networks and LinkedIn Answers

Clark Quinn

Social Network based discussions (for example a Ning network) act like communities. I'd look at: Blogs vs. Discussion Groups or Mis-Understanding Blog Reading and Blog Communities Blogs vs. Discussion Groups More on Blogging and Community Issues There's a fair amount to consider around the differences. But, it's just that.

Real Community?

Clark Quinn

LinkedIn and Ning networks that I’ve participated in professionally are just that, professional.  I’ve been reading John Taylor Gatto lately, and one of his points is interesting to me from the perspective of social media.  Blogs tend to be more formal (tends, mind you), while Twitter and Facebook cross the boundary into informal.