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How Do I Make Sense of Social Networking Tools

Luis Suarez

I have gone through that path far too many times with other social tools and it’s never been pretty. Slack does the trick. And very much so!

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Life Without eMail – 5th Year Progress Report – The Community, The Movement

Luis Suarez

Social Networking tools *do* make you ever so much more productive. Did I give up on giving up on corporate email? What happened?

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Reflections from 2011 – A World Without Email – The Documentary

Luis Suarez

Regardless of the huge, and rather disruptive, impact from corporate social networking. Yet, for one reason or another, it didn’t happen.

Don’t Underestimate the Power of (Social) Collaboration. It Is Not a Given

Luis Suarez

After the last few days where I have been blogging a number of different times about some musings on redesigning and refining further along the workplace of the future, it’s time to get down to business again and continue to share further insights around social networking / computing for business or the good old Social Business itself.

Snap Bird – Experimenting with Curation of Live Tweeting at Conference Events

Luis Suarez

Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Learning Personal KM Productivity Tools Social Enterprise TravellingYou name it. Ready?

GitHub launches service for open government

Ross Dawson

GitHub, primarily used as a tool for collaborative, distributed software development, has many other potential uses.

knowledge is personal

Harold Jarche

Thinking about knowledge as nothing more than content for a repository is a mistake. This can be supported through easy capture tools (e.g.

Open Education, MOOCs, and Opportunities

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Content Syndication Networks The concept of content syndication originates with the newspaper industry. Technology supporting open archives, called OAI, to create lists of academic journal articles in repositories for retrieval and distribution. What we now know as the social web, and the social network, evolved from these origins.

Inspiration for Working Out Loud

Harold Jarche

I owe everything to my blog and the ability to participate out loud in a worldwide network. Just follow the links. It is a physical thing.

my pkm story

Harold Jarche

Early Tools. After just two years, I saw my blog as a valuable productivity tool, and comments and links from others added even more value.

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Design Elements in a Personal Learning Environment

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

NRC''s track record in this sector includes the leadership role it played in the eduSource network of learning object repositories, the Sifter/Filter content recommender later commercialized as Racofi, sentiment analysis in learning, the Synergic3 collaborative workflow system, and more. Engagement is at the core of cMOOC learning.

Defibrillating Knowledge Management

Martijn Linssen

One construct looks back and considers the phases as 1) document-centric, 2) person-centric, and 3) network-centric.

Sustainability and MOOCs in Historical Perspective

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

WebCT in English stands for "Web Course Tools." It was intended to be a set of tools that a classroom instructor would use, but it was adapted to distance learning. Over time, the concept of learning objects and learning object repositories lead to the idea of learning object repository networks. Buenos Dias.

Organizational Amnesia, Accountability Buddies, and Other Things I learned at the Grant Managers Network Conference

Beth Kanter

March was the “Iron Woman Multi-Conferencethon” for me and I’m just catching up. Organizational Amnesia. How do we do that?

Social systems

Harold Jarche

Networked Individualism: what in the heck is that? You can’t plan networks or force fit them into any pattern. things do.”

Working smarter, daily

Harold Jarche

It’s also a repository of thoughts and notes I use in my daily work. Filtering can be single or multiple terms.

Through the Workscape Looking Glass

Jay Cross

The input may be establishing social learning networks; the output is improvement in the business overall. Personal Learning Network.

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Aaron Swartz was not a hacker. He was a builder.

David Weinberger

As Alex Stamos makes clear , there were no technical, legal, or contractual barriers preventing Aaron from downloading as many articles in the JSTOR repository as he wanted, other than the possibility that Aaron was trespassing, and even that is questionable. But that’s not what the media mean when they call him a hacker. source ].

My Watershed Moments

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Or for example my visit to South Africa where I encountered the cattle boys of Lesotho , or how I learned about groups and networks in New Zealand.

Communities / Social Networking and LMS Merger

Tony Karrer

Mzinga is a merger of KnowledgePlanet (an LMS provider and also the maker of the eLearning simulation tool - Firefly) and Shared Insights - a community / business social networking software company. It makes me wonder what this says about the LMS and tools market. I'm not sure I quite get what that means yet.

Attention Nonprofit #DataNerds: A Few Recent Research Studies on Data, Technology, Funding, and Trends

Beth Kanter

Media Impact Funders New Site, Data Tool, and Reports. TrustRadius Report on Social Media Landscape of Tools. It has a new sleeker look.

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The Power of Reflection in an Ever-Changing World

Charles Jennings

Yet one of the most useful tools for effective learning and development is reflection. Of course there are exceptions. what actually happened?

Learning and Performance Support Systems

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

What follows is a version of the case we presented to NRC senior executive in order to have this program approved. to $2.5M.

50 suggestions for implementing 70-20-10

Jay Cross

The Forum offers a vast repository of practical information and connects members with a vibrant global community of fellow practitioners.

Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ

Tony Karrer

" My belief is that mobile this year has reached a tipping point a bit like Virtual Classroom tools in 2009. Learning apps. Video galore.

STEM Literacy is for Everyone

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

He is the founder and director of LINC - Learning International Network Consortium , a collaboration involving educators from around the world who share best practices on how to best organize higher education distance learning projects in developing countries. They have become indispensable tools at work and at home. customers.

MOOCs and the OPAL Quality Clearinghouse

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Please upload additional material, or give a link to a helpful resource, tool, description, website, etc. Participants in MOOCs are encouraged to use their own platform (blog, photo account, social network site) to create and/or share resources. For example GLOW, Connexions Are there any other special tools for OER/OEP?

Anticipating the Next Wave of Experience Design

John Hagel

What if we could apply the tools and principles of experience design to help each of us to more effectively drive more rapid waves of learning and performance improvement by working together?  Again, broader learning platforms leverage discussion forums, video repositories and extended social networks to create global reach.

Crowdsourcing the Future of eLearning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

make learners into prosumers by giving them the tools they need to create. So there needs to be a whole set of support tools to help self-directed and self-paced learning. - Learning should move to the personal area network. Based on points submitted beforehand, and the discussion at the final plenary.

LCMS - Warehouse and Authoring

Tony Karrer

One thing is pretty clear, LCMS tools have really headed towards a kind of super Authoring tool and there's a related but quite distinct need for support for a Warehouse. While content can be authored, tagged and stored from any authoring tool the built in ones provide for very powerful content management. Scary thought eh?

[liveblog] Christine Borgmann

David Weinberger

Her new book is Big Data, Little Data, No Data: Scholarship in the Networked World , but you’ll have to wait until January. Center for Embedded Networking Sensing : followed all the way through, the interactions among scientists and others. E.g., one from 5 yrs ago clusters services, repositories, archives and publishers.

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Changing Role of the LMS


If you have a definite need to run formal training (whether online or face-to-face) an LMS is a useful tool for administering that training (although not necessarily for delivering it). Systems like social networking tools – which enable better communication across organisational silos. They are separate from work.

En Route to the Cashless Society

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Shoppers will use their mobile device as a coupon book, a comparison-shopping tool, and a repository of those unwieldy loyalty cards they carry from everyone from giant retail chains to the corner bakery. The Death of Cash , Time for Cash to Cash Out? Visions of a Cashless Society , and Why Cash is Losing its Currency?

Wikis and Learning – 60 Resources

Tony Karrer

I’m involved in several discussions around how to use Wikis as part of learning solutions. I wanted to collect a few resources around this topic for use in these discussions. Here’s some of what I found: Why a Wiki? How about math? Subscribe to the Best of eLearning Learning for updates from this blog and other eLearning blogs

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Social Learning Examples

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

We talked about building a repository of web 2.0 Each entry is tied to a tool and a description of how it’s used. This is awesome.

Notes from ALT-C

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

"The notion of students as change agents is a relatively new concpt." -- Malcom Ryan Rachel Winston How we can shape the development of a new culture of learning by creating a new partnership between students and educators. political view of the prevailing culture 1. why NUS thinks is an ideal model 2. because it''s the right thing to do?

Workshop on Mass Collaboration - Day One

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

We had a research project that analyzed the SAP Peer Community Network (SCN). What is the ''tea time'' for mass collaboration networks? sociology - network analysis shows the importance of networks, of nodes and edges, where success depends on crucial network structures. How do we describe these phenomena? Eg. ''how''

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): "Using Open Source Social Software as Digital Library Interface" (D-Lib Magazine)

Mark Oehlert

Belly laughs, guffaws and chuckles Blogging Books Catch Up Collaboration Conference News Cool Tools Copyright and Patent Gold & BS Copyrights, Patents and Trademarks Culture Current Affairs design e-Learning Resources e-Learning/e-Teaching eco EduPatents eLearning Guild Emerging Tech Errata Ethno/Anthro Film Firefox From the land of "I wonder."

Working Smarter eFieldbook $12

Jay Cross

An online workscape is a network tuned for learning and collaboration. Information repository, archives, search engine. eBook , $12.

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Connect, aggregate, filter; then train

Harold Jarche

As workers co-develop emergent processes they need to be supported through updated information, tools and processes to do their work.