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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).

CEO of Ning Keynoting at Defense Information Systems Agency

Mark Oehlert

So I love that now as people ask me about accessing things like social networking sites like ning from within DOD, I can say things like "well we may not be 100% of the way there but DISA had so-and-so for a keynote speaker, that must indicate something.".and Tags: DISA ning I LOVE this.

Lessons from an early MOOC

Harold Jarche

note that the platform we used, Ning, began charging for service in 2010, so the resource is no longer available]. Social Bookmarks. Blogs.

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

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Informal Learning Blog » Small is beautiful

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Elgg: it’s a community effort

Harold Jarche

This weekend I noticed a tweet from Alec Couros about some issues with the Ning social networking platform. That post is over a year old but from the comments as late as last fall, there seem to be ongoing issues on how Ning treats its customers, users and their data. So what is the alternative to Ning?

The leaking pyramid

Harold Jarche

Social networking is getting more pervasive (Facebook, Twitter or DIY with Ning) and accepted in the mainstream, such as Linked-In for recruiting.

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. Ning was wildly popular as a DIY online community builder, but that business model did not seem to work. Has anything changed?

Learning Communities List

Tony Karrer

As we are wrapping up the week for Learn Trends , one of the questions we faced was what to do with the Ning community that sprung up to support the conference. Large, active Ning community hosted by Elliot Masie with monthly questions that spark discussions. I've connected to a couple of fellow bloggers. Some discussion. LearningTown!

Searching for Expertise - LinkedIn Answers

Clark Quinn

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. need information faster than that. Yesterday I created a screen cast on LinkedIn for Finding Expertise. Today, I saw a post on our Free - Web 2.0

What tools should we learn?

Harold Jarche

By creating your own “tag” you can have everyone finding information about competitors or new trends. A tag such as “ABC123? Social Bookmarks.

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.  Is Ning a scam?

April 2010 Great ones

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Best from Informal Learning Flow. Ning’s Bubble Bursts: No More Free Networks, Cuts 40% Of Staff - TechCrunch , April 15, 2010. 2.0 is a philosophy, not a technology - Informal Learning , April 10, 2010. Tags: Informal Learning April 1, 2010 to April 30, 2010. Collaboration and Cooperation - Half an Hour , April 12, 2010.

Media and Messages

Harold Jarche

“Twitter is for surfing an ocean of information, not trying to understand fluid dynamics,&# my own observation. Tags: Communities Informal Learning learntrends To paraphrase Marshall McLuhan, every message has its medium and every medium has its message. The main driver is our ubiquitous access to networks.

Using SharePoint

Tony Karrer

They focus more on information push and it's less intended to have user-contributed content. Using SharePoint for Event Planning & Organizing Just like we used a Wiki one year and Ning another to support the online conference LearnTrends , SharePoint can be used to manage all types of events, especially internal events.

Thoughts following April Learntrends

Jay Cross

thought my personal contacts, the Learntrends membership, notices on Facebook/LinkedIn/Nings, and the Tweetstream would attract flocks of people. While this wasn’t an un-conference, it was one of the more informal events on learning I’ve taken part in. Tags: Business learning Informal Learning No commercials. Not so.

eLearning Learning – March 1 – 15 2009

Tony Karrer

Adult Learning in the Workplace – Research Findings Top Keywords PKM eLearning Tools Informal Learning Swish Adobe Captivate Twitter LinkedIn Tools Harbinger Adobe Google Articulate Microsoft eLearning Technology. Here are the top items via eLearning Learning. Browse eLearning Content

Web 3.0: It Should Be About Transferrable Identity

Dan Pontefract

A well-established research firm recently asked for my thoughts on Web 3.0. has mass acceptance as a ‘standard’, so to say, in the technology space.

eLearning Predictions Further Thoughts

Tony Karrer

Social Learning Communities It was interesting that ASTD DC / Todd Slater has created a Ning community. Home vs. Work I asked the audience if it was easier to get information at home or at work or about the same. I recently posted my Top 10 eLearning Predictions for 2010 and did a presentation on the topic. will be the real win.

Remote Collaboration

Tony Karrer

Asynchronous Discussion I personally have found that Ning works great as a tool for all sorts of different needs. It's truly a thing of beauty.

What Not To Build

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

But the question to ask yourself is, what is a game doing for you that a straight-forward presentation of the information is not? These became platforms (see above) and then we had social network multiplier sites, like Ning. I get to play a government scientist on the internet. don't know and I don't care. And what lies beyond that?

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. Even as an organizer, when I get into the Ning group, I feel overwhelmed. tools.

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

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. 

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. There will be more information coming around the use of Twitter at the conference. Below are some helpful tips. It’s a guess why. Conference Back Channel. &#. Uh oh.

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

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?

Web 2.0 Applications in Learning

Tony Karrer

Method Count Percent Alongside Formal Learning 26 63% Process Information / Training 22 54% Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) / Support Information 18 44% Commonly used resources, URL's to applications, documentation, Contact Information, etc. It could just as easily have been called Web 2.0 Applications in Learning. Tools?

Social Grid Follow-up

Tony Karrer

often find that Ning isn't that great for specialized content. There's a recording available here. It made things feel a little disconnect.

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. My guess is that about 25% of the people I run into do not have a profile photo.

Real Community?

Clark Quinn

Blogs tend to be more formal (tends, mind you), while Twitter and Facebook cross the boundary into informal.  LinkedIn and Ning networks that I’ve participated in professionally are just that, professional.  And maybe then not worthy of being called communities?  It’s the latter that’s a community. 

ASTD Follow-Up

Tony Karrer

Knowledge Work Framework Tilde Effect Concept Worker Knowledge Work Not Separate from Learning Tool Set 2009 Search Better Memory Network Learning Information Radar Remote Collaboration Common eLearning 2.0 Review the post - Information Radar - and use the information there to set up your radar and start a new blog. eLearning 2.0

Training Design

Tony Karrer

for Learning Professionals Course , we settled on using Ning and it's various capabilities as part of the delivery pattern. Maybe it is?

The Future of Online Learning: Ten Years On

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

What we have begun to notice with online learning, however, is a decreasing emphasis on this formal style of learning, and an increasing emphasis on what has come to be called informal learning. Chivers, 2006) In the case of informal learning, students are not constrained by the limits of the classroom model. Web 2.0

SharePoint Update

Tony Karrer

If you are interested in attending, go to the Learn Trends Ning Site and sign-up. Andrew Smith Learning Technology Specialist Tele-Atlas How Tele-Atlas uses SharePoint as a platform for informal learning. SharePoint in Corporate Learning One of the hardest things for me to find are good examples of how people are really using web 2.0

The wonders of community

Jay Cross

Luiz was a fan of my book on  Informal Learning and has incorporated it into his practice. I arrived in Sao Paolo knowing no one.

Slow Evolution of Learning Solutions

Tony Karrer

Charles talks about the Changing Expectations of CLOs: Many CLOs in large corporations around the world now subscribe to the view that most organisational learning is informal and even where formal learning is used they expect more than a one-off event from their suppliers. Operating expenses were down from $22 million to $14.6 million ($1.5

Stream of consciousness

Jay Cross

With my immune system compromised and my defenses down, last night I tottered on the edge of the bottomless pit of raw, seething information that is the web. Last night I went online to write a few pages of the Informal Learning 2.0 Like the pioneering Whole Earth Catalog, the Informal Learning 2.0 The Informal Learning 2.0

Success Formula for Discussion Forums in Financial Services

Tony Karrer

presented the discussion forum as a solution to this problem, in that it would reduce the number of emails they receive because the information would not be in their in-box, and more importantly would allow discussion between the all the members (one to many) rather than one to one or one to a few. That forum is still up and running.

Tracking Hurricane Gustav on Social Media | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Shafqat on 01 Sep 2008 at 9:19 am Great post Nancy – its important people find the information they’re looking for! Gustav! quote.