Is this intentional, Ning? Is it ethical?
SEPTEMBER 6, 2010
I 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. I had collected a few more, but I’ll add them to the Alternatives to Ning GoogleDoc! An Alternatives to Ning. Wes Fryer also considers alternatives.
Join us: Stanford Learning Analytics Summer Institute
JUNE 27, 2013
Join the LASI Ning. 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
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.
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. Bottom line, Grou.ps SUCKS!
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
22- Edmodo 85- Buddypress 63- Ning. OFFICE TOOLS. Office suites. 3- Google Docs/Drive 87- OpenOffice. Document tools. Presentation 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. And every year I use this as a Big Question – see: Learning 2010. Instead, Joel would write it up.
Introduction to Social Networking
JUNE 21, 2010
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. As a learning professional, you will want to think of Ning in two ways. I cannot do that with Gmail or Skype or Ning.
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.
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.
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.
Beta, data and more
APRIL 2, 2010
— @courosa “ Ning Exposed – Tech Company Scams its Clients . Is Ning a scam? There’s a theory that Ning’s actions are part of a carefully planned scam to make the company the next MySpace or Facebook. via @ jonhusband. — Why you need to understand political policy by @cognitivepolicy via@drmcewan.
DECEMBER 22, 2010
The Ning site it was hosted on had changed its terms of service so I posted a copy of an Introduction to Social Networking (June) on this site.
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. Webheads in Action announces their WiAOC 2009: Webheads in Action Online unConvergence, May 22-24, 2009. I’m not sure what an unConvergence is… I was kind of hopeing we’d have moments of convergence, but divergence is also good, eh? link].
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.
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?
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.
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.
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). I would add Elgg to mix if there is an interest in the functionality of Ning, but with the advantage of open source.
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 7 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.
What tools should we learn?
JUNE 1, 2010
I believe it is important for everyone, especially those in teaching or training roles, to develop critical thinking skills. Social Bookmarks. Blogs.
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.
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
How To Get Started Thinking About Online Peer Learning Communities for Nonprofit Professionals
JUNE 18, 2013
Ning – Popular with nonprofits, reasonably priced, may require some customization. That email exchange morphed into this guest post. John D.
Learning Communities List
NOVEMBER 21, 2008
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!