Keep your social media in perpetual Beta
SEPTEMBER 25, 2011
Ning started by giving out spaces for free and there were many other variations on that theme. Tweet When I started blogging, it was one of the few options to share ideas on the Net. After blogs, the next big phenomena were social networks. Twitter is where you can feel the pulse of the action and are able to follow the most conversations.
Lessons from an early MOOC
DECEMBER 9, 2013
note that the platform we used, Ning, began charging for service in 2010, so the resource is no longer available]. Social Bookmarks. Blogs.
A linchpin culture
JANUARY 26, 2010
Henry Ford or even David Geffen… feed the machine, keep it running smoothly, pay as little as you can, make as much as you can.
What tools should we learn?
JUNE 1, 2010
believe it is important for everyone, especially those in teaching or training roles, to develop critical thinking skills. Social Bookmarks. Blogs.
Social Media and Learning: Implications
JUNE 24, 2010
I’m continuing on my theme of capturing what we learned during our Work Literacy online workshop in 2008, before Ning pulls the plug on us. Previous posts have discussed several aspects of what we learned and I’d like to review some of the summative commentary. What questions still linger? Thinking about learning.
Make imperfect copies
APRIL 19, 2010
Copying is an underrated business skill says Drake Bennett in Boston Globe’s The Imitation Economy. Laconi.ca
Elgg: it’s a community effort
MARCH 29, 2010
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
FEBRUARY 3, 2009
Social networking is getting more pervasive (Facebook, Twitter or DIY with Ning) and accepted in the mainstream, such as Linked-In for recruiting.
Social or Community?
NOVEMBER 20, 2008
most Ning communities) but can be much more dynamic. Graphic by Fred Cavazza: Community (left) - Social (right). Just like a real community
DIY is here
JUNE 29, 2010
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. Over three years ago I wrote that the future of learning is DIY : With Google you can find most information that you need.
Selecting OS learning technology platforms
JANUARY 28, 2009
you could also say ‘a wordpress.com project, a moodle hosted project or a ning project if you don’t care about controlling your data… which I do… but you may not). would add Elgg to mix if there is an interest in the functionality of Ning, but with the advantage of open source.
Media and Messages
APRIL 23, 2009
The main limitation of using Ning is the lack of wiki, and obvious weakness when creating a schedule on the fly with people in multiple time zones. I’ve been attending, presenting and coordinating web conferences for over a decade now and each time I learn, or re-learn something. The main driver is our ubiquitous access to networks.
Is this intentional, Ning? Is it ethical?
SEPTEMBER 6, 2010
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. We are no longer offering or supporting free Ning Networks. If you haven’t selected a plan for your free Ning Network, you can no longer access the network. And unprofessional.
Free Ning Applications
SEPTEMBER 10, 2009
Today, Ning made a bunch of free apps available for download. Mouse over Add-ons to see the new apps. Thanks.
Ning cancels “free”
APRIL 15, 2010
Big news today from Ning: no more free networks (and 40% staff layoffs). Many educators use Ning for creating social networks. But, for Ning, ad revenue has not been able to meet their financial needs. If you decide not to host your own site, at least make sure you can own and export your own data on your terms.
Transferring from Ning to Grou.ps
Jay Cross's Informal Learning
AUGUST 10, 2010
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.
NING Alternatives via Stephen Downes
APRIL 17, 2010
I don’t normally wholly post others blog posts, but I think spreading the word about alternatives to NING , which will be ending its free service, is a useful thing. So thanks for Stephen for putting this together. I had collected a few more, but I’ll add them to the Alternatives to Ning GoogleDoc! An Alternatives to Ning.
Ning Alternatives that Require Little to No Work?
MAY 4, 2010
I was hoping that Ning was going to come out with a inexpensive plan that would support the different Ning sites that I have a hand in. They do have Ning Mini at $3/mo, but it only allows 150 members. Harold Jarche is trying to figure it out for the Work Literacy site. Suggestions? eLearning Technology.
CEO of Ning Keynoting at Defense Information Systems Agency
FEBRUARY 23, 2009
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.
Join us: Stanford Learning Analytics Summer Institute
JUNE 27, 2013
Join the LASI Ning. 3. While MOOCs are sucking all of the oxygen out of the educational technology conversation, significant trends are developing under the radar. One of the most significant trends is around learning analytics. Next week, we ( SoLAR , IEDMS and others) are organizing a Learning Analytics Summer Institute (LASI).
Informal Learning Blog » Small is beautiful
Jay Cross's Informal Learning
MAY 13, 2007
Making library miscellaneousness awesome
MARCH 8, 2016
Sitterwerk Art Library in St. Gallen, Switzerland, has 19,000 publicly-accessible items on its shelves in no particular order. This is awesome.
More on GROU.PS
OCTOBER 30, 2010
LOL, just look at their Ning migration page ([link] IT’S STILL PROMISING FREE!!!, 10gb, forum, domain masking, etc. SUCKS! Is GROU.PS a scam?
Enterprise 2.0 Conference: it’s about people to people
JUNE 24, 2011
As I was taking in the keynotes of the Enterprise 2.0 Discover content through people.. He also stated that: “companies are not communities”.
1st update on 10 Tools Challenge 2013
JANUARY 17, 2013
social networks. 22- Edmodo 85- Buddypress 63- Ning. OFFICE TOOLS. Office suites. 3- Google Docs/Drive 87- OpenOffice. Document tools.
Learning Trends Starts Monday
NOVEMBER 15, 2008
There is a ning group for it: LearnTrends Ning Community. And Ning's time converter does not work. There will be some interesting discussions going on in the Ning group based on the presentations. Just a quick reminder that LearnTrends - Corporate Learning Trends and Innovations - starts on Monday.
GovLoop.the Social Network for Govt 2.0
NOVEMBER 18, 2008
I am noticing a hockey stick-like moment for ning lately - at least in my circles. government. Meet GovLoop. years now. The U.S.
Forums vs. Social Networks?
SEPTEMBER 15, 2008
Social Network Examples are Ning and KickApps. I'm debating the value of forum / group / threaded discussion software vs. social network software for a particular situation. It aims at a very broad audience that includes everyone from early adopters to technology laggards. They could also do it as comments on a blog. Options are simple.
Seven Things I Learned This Year
DECEMBER 14, 2010
Over the past few years, I spend part of December going back through my blog to recap a bit of what some of the key things I’ve learned over the course of the year. I’ve been doing this the past few years, for example: Learned about Learning in 2009. So here are a few of the things that are a bit different for me. 1. for more on this. 7.
MAY 4, 2010
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. Thank you!
Web 2.0 for Learning Professionals - Free Online Event
SEPTEMBER 24, 2008
To sign-up, go to the Ning group I've announced this already - Free - Web 2.0 for Learning Professionals and the response is great already - it looks like we are going to have quite a mix of people involved.
MAY 11, 2010
However, after the Ning experience, it’s difficult to trust a newcomer that doesn’t have a way for data export. Udemy has launched as a virtual learning academy. I set up an account (fairly painless) and started playing around with their synchronous classroom tool.
APRIL 20, 2008
And switching again, the cover story in the current Fast Company is about ning. Ning’s software is another agile dancing bear.
Webheads in Action Online unConvergence
MAY 21, 2009
Participation is FREE, but they encourage people to register on their Ning site. You can find all the details on the organizational Wiki: [link]. link]. All organizers and presenters are volunteers.
DECEMBER 16, 2008
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. I've been having fabulous conversations about using SharePoint. These would be external consituents.
Searching for Expertise - LinkedIn Answers
SEPTEMBER 30, 2008
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. Yesterday I created a screen cast on LinkedIn for Finding Expertise. Today, I saw a post on our Free - Web 2.0 This is definitely a knowledge work task where talking to someone will help.
Web 3.0: It Should Be About Transferrable Identity
OCTOBER 4, 2010
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.
Disservice from Grou.ps
OCTOBER 25, 2010
from Ning. I just received three emails from Grou.ps, one for each of the community sites I migrated to Grou.ps Days Left to Select a Plan. Time Is Running Out For Internet Time Community. We are contacting you regarding to your monthly payment for your group. You are currently using the. Interesting customer service approach, eh?
eLearning Learning – March 1 – 15 2009
MARCH 26, 2009
Here are the top items via eLearning Learning. 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. Browse eLearning Content
JANUARY 20, 2009
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.