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Formal learning & social networking

Clark Quinn

Much of elearning 2.0 is about informal learning, but the organization was moving to using social networking tools to scaffold their move from face-to-face to more online learning.  So I was asked to talk about social networking and formal learning. Each of these can be accomplished well through social networking tools.

100 eLearning Articles and White Papers

Tony Karrer

Managing the Complexity of Forming an Online Networking Community: 14. Clive on Learning: In-house, out-house, that old question 21. Mzinga : White Paper Series : eLearning 2.0 & Communities 2.0 24. Learning Networks and Connective Knowledge 25. The Social Affordances of the Internet for Networked Individualism 68.

LMS and Social Learning

Tony Karrer

Did I miss anything?) We’ve recently seen LMSs shift to include more functionality, such as wikis, blogs, social networking, etc. It’s ugly.

Business of Learning

Tony Karrer

This Venn Diagram courtesy of What Consumes Me captures the questions pretty well. These are small pieces to a larger question.

Hot List

Tony Karrer

In other words, we are using what is happening: with the content out in the network on the eLearning Learning searches that land on us and that occur on the site, and various other kinds of behaviors. There are some very cool new features especially our hot list feature coming out soon on the eLearning Learning Content Community.

Is There a Better Way to Social Learning?


would add that Mzinga is another elearning company on this chart, in addition to Saba. Home About Podcasts Videos Xyleme Inc. Blow up your LMS.


Clark Quinn

Nancy was opining about her work with small teams, and I was asking about the larger picture.  My ongoing question has been about transitioning from wrapping social networking around formal learning to being members of communities of practice. Which is, basically, the middle of the night for the Western Pacific. 

Looking Back at 2007

Tony Karrer

Shortly, I'll be responding to this month's Big Question with my Predictions for Learning in 2008. Instead, I now need to get smart on things like community, networks, personal knowledge management and other such topics. However, there's Communities / Social Networking and LMS Merger announcement around Mzinga.