The Future of Online Learning: Ten Years On

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Verizon, 2008) And while satellite internet did not revolutionize internet access, the spread of Wi-Fi and other wireless technologies created an essentially mobile internet, with Wi-Max, a long-range broadband wireless internet standard, poised to greatly extend that in the future. Gardner, 2008) The combination of ubiquitous broadband and the portable operating system will result in the widespread popularity of what is currently being called ‘cloud computing’.

Forums vs. Social Networks?

Clark Quinn

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.

Trending Sources

Using SharePoint

Tony Karrer

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.

Web 2.0 Applications in Learning

Tony Karrer

Last week I presented a session at ASTD TechKnowledge entitled eLearning 2.0 - Applications and Implications. It could just as easily have been called Web 2.0 Applications in Learning. It was designed to be a small to medium size group discussion, but because the room was large it was very challenging to do that successfully. I discussed a bit of these issues in First Thoughts After ASTD Sessions.

Learning Trends Starts Monday

Tony Karrer

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. To get into the live sessions go here: Live Session Learning Trends 2008 - Online - Free [link Just a quick reminder that LearnTrends - Corporate Learning Trends and Innovations - starts on Monday. You can find the Schedule of Sessions.

GovLoop.the Social Network for Govt 2.0

Mark Oehlert

I am noticing a hockey stick-like moment for ning lately - at least in my circles. A full-on ning site designed for: "gov't employee (fed/state/local), public policy student/professor, good gov't organization, gov't contractor with good intentions."

Training Design

Tony Karrer

for Learning Professionals Course , we settled on using Ning and it's various capabilities as part of the delivery pattern. I've been struggling a bit to capture a concept that I believe represents a fairly fundamental shift in how we need to think about Training Design.

Collaboration Tools

Tony Karrer

As I mentioned in Real-Time Collaborative Editing , I had a fantastic experience participating in group editing of a Mind Map of collaborative tools during a session at Learn Trends. You can see the result below. But it was interesting to see the results exported which I've embedded below.

Doc Searls Weblog · Thoughts on the writers strike

Doc Searls

15 comments Comments feed for this article Trackback link: [link] docduke on January 5, 2008 at 4:35 pm Re: We’ve made progress in that direction (especially around identity), but we still have a long way to go. Russell Nelson on January 6, 2008 at 4:11 am Residuals are an interesting idea.

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. Chief Learning Officer Network - Fairly active Ning community that has broad range of topics. Learning Trends 2008 - Online - Free [link

Web 2.0 for Learning Professionals - Free Online Event

Clark Quinn

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.

The wonders of community

Jay Cross

Fernanda had to leave for her Humberto Matarana conversation group, but Luiz, John, and I headed to File 2008: Millions of Pixels, a mind-blowing series of interactive video events. The community structure was a snap to set up (start your own at Ning ) and takes nothing to maintain.

Getting Help

Tony Karrer

Ning or LinkedIn Groups LinkedIn to find individuals LinkedIn to ask questions - via Answers Twitter (only if you've participated quite a bit) The issue with Twitter and posting questions through a blog is that you only will get responses from your existing audience. My post New Work is about changes in work skills. One of the bigger changes in work skills have to do with getting help.

Help Create Resources for Keynote?

Tony Karrer

Work Literacy 2008 A set of resources for concept workers who are not early adopters to help them be aware of relatively newer methods and tools that they should consider adopting to help them in their day-to-day work. Learning Trends 2008 - Online - Free [link I'm doing a keynote presentation at ASTD TechKnowledge in January on New Work Literacies and eLearning 2.0 and another session on Learning 2.0.

Online Conferences and In-Person Conferences

Tony Karrer

Lisa Neal asked a great question in a comment on Learn Trends 2008 - Free Online Conference : What do you see as the main differences between in person and online conferences? Ning really makes it easy to do one of these. If several people were interested in a topic, they can easily pull together a few speakers, create a ning group and set up a quick conference.

Social or Community?

Harold Jarche

most Ning communities) but can be much more dynamic. Fred Cavazza raises an interesting point on the difference between social and community platforms.

Online Learning Course Design

Tony Karrer

Social Network as Course Platform Like social networks generally, Ning, unfortunately feels a bit scattered. Learning Trends 2008 - Online - Free [link The Work Literacy online learning course is over and Michele Martin - Deconstructing the Work Literacy Learning Event and Harold Jarche - Post Work Literacy have posted their thoughts around the event. We also have some great Feedback from Participants. I think they've both captured a lot of what worked and could have been changed.

Blogs, Social Networks and LinkedIn Answers

Tony Karrer

Social Network based discussions (for example a Ning network) act like communities. I received a great question from someone relative to my last post - Required Reading for Training Managers where I continue to suggest the benefits of blogging (see Blogging - I'm Pushing Harder Now and Top Ten Reasons To Blog and Top Ten Not to Blog for recaps of much of this).

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. Yesterday I created a screen cast on LinkedIn for Finding Expertise. Today, I saw a post on our Free - Web 2.0 for Learning Professionals where someone said: I am currently trying to find a SME experienced with Moodle (a CMS/LMS) and WizIQ (synchronous web class technology).

Tools Used

Clark Quinn

delicious, Picassa, Ning, Google Docs/Google Apps, Second Life, Blogger, iGoogle, orkut, FriendFeed, Internal workplace community, PBWiki, Xing, Digg, Friendster (really?), But we clearly missed an opportunity to ask about community tools like Ning.

My Take on the Top 25

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Ustream - I've done a few trial broadcasts, but haven't had an occasion to use it, Ning -I agree with Emma: "I really don’t like Ning." Copying Emma Duke-Williams 's idea - here's Jane Hart's Slideshow of the Day list of the top 25 technologies - and where they fit (or not) in my own world: Firefox - It's my major workhorse. Don't use Flock. Delicious - I think I added a bookmark there once. I use my own system for bookmarks (which I then send out as a newsletter).

Stream of consciousness

Jay Cross

a great presentation by the late Hal Riney , the infamous Dutch anti-Koran movie, Scoble, Jason Kotte, the Smart Car (decided to give it a test drive today), the motorcycle concourses d’elegance (bought tickets), a series of papers on web-based learning I wrote in 1999, photographs of Cozumel, Dave Gray’s new blog , the Story of Stuff, Elliott Masie’s new ning community ( Learning Town ), and a gallery of sock puppets.

Social Networks

Clark Quinn

I 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. The resources that were provided on this are great: The Facebook Classroom: 25 Education Apps Facebook as a Learning Platform Ning in Education Some learning professionals weigh in on how they're using social network. I don't know about ning or even facebook.

Lessons from an early MOOC

Harold Jarche

In September 2008, Michele Martin , Tony Karrer and I hosted a 6-week open professional development program on social media. note that the platform we used, Ning, began charging for service in 2010, so the resource is no longer available].

Conversation Learning

Clark Quinn

Sure, the amount of existing content out there grows exponentially (a trillion web pages indexed by Google in 2008). 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). Interestingly, I found the Moodle-specific ning through someone mentioning it in a response to my posting of the same question to one of the LinkedIn groups which I belong to.

Learnscaping on tap

Clark Quinn

Ning’s an example, but we needed more flexibility and control. 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. And we’re close to a concrete solution.

Reflections on Twitter and social networking

Clark Quinn

And Ning’s quite interesting too. However, they’re beginning to turn into one big Ning mass that I have trouble differentiating. I’ve been using Twitter for a number of weeks now, and that, combined with several recent social networking activities prompted this reflection. There’s lots more for me to learn, of course, but there are powerful reasons to blog about it along the way as well.

Social Bookmarks

Clark Quinn

Take a look at the pages that are being tagged as part of the course - Work Literacy Ning Links. The second week of our Web 2.0 for Learning Professionals Course is starting and the topic is Social Bookmarks.

Blogs, Social Networks and LinkedIn Answers

Clark Quinn

Social Network based discussions (for example a Ning network) act like communities. I received a great question from someone relative to my last post - Required Reading for Training Managers where I continue to suggest the benefits of blogging (see Blogging - I'm Pushing Harder Now and Top Ten Reasons To Blog and Top Ten Not to Blog for recaps of much of this).

Effective Web Conferences – 41 Resources

Tony Karrer

Community Roles: Manager, Moderator, and Administrator , January 8, 2008 was asked an interesting question last week about the best ways to divide the community manager role into separate manager, moderator , and administrator roles. Community Roles: Manager, Moderator, and Administrator , January 8, 2008 was asked an interesting question last week about the best ways to divide the community manager role into separate manager, moderator , and administrator roles.

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. There are several different online social networks, but for our purposes, we’ll focus on the three that tend to be used the most by learning professionals–Facebook, LinkedIn and Ning. As a learning professional, you will want to think of Ning in two ways.

Social Media and Learning: Implications

Harold Jarche

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? Jason Willensky – “Will we be forced to chase hot tools and social platforms to stay competitive… is this an ever-expanding universe of tech goodies?

Resonance

Harold Jarche

I revived an article that I had written collaboratively with Michele Martin in 2008 as part of our Work Literacy series. 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.

Beta, data and more

Harold Jarche

— @courosa “ Ning Exposed – Tech Company Scams its Clients&# [2008]. 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. This reminds me how important it is to own your data , and the following show two open source options to Ning’s Software as a Service (SaaS) platform: @elggdotcom “there is a hosted version of Elgg coming in May&#.

New Technology Supporting Informal Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Dignan, 2008) The core of a social networking technology is the capacity to create links between members in a community - to create, in other words, social networks. The last few years have seen the development of social network services online such as Facebook, Friendster, LinkedIn, and MySpace to name a few) as well as a service for creating social networks, Ning. Siemens, Narratives of Coherence, 2008) To this the students contributed in droves. 2008, June 30).

What tools should we learn?

Harold Jarche

— Tony also asked that suggested resources be provided, so here are some, copied from our Work Literacy Ning site (2008), that is in danger of getting bumped off the Net due to Ning’s new pricing policy.

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Slow Evolution of Learning Solutions

Tony Karrer

in earnings compared to 2008. compared to the same period in 2008. A ning site, podcasts, video learning resources, RSS feeds from the large technology providers such as Cisco, Sun and Microsoft, and a number of other facilities including a range short formal modules deep-linked from the corporate LMS that could be pulled on-demand. Great post from Charles Jennings – Down But Not Quite Out: what can we learn from the plights of Learning Tree International and Readers Digest?

CoP Series #10: Stewarding Technology for Community | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Tools = search engine, tagging tool Once you have identified the activities you want to support, you can either look for a platform that brings the required tools together (like an Elearning platform, content management system or a hosted site like Ning [link] ).

Success Formula for Discussion Forums in Financial Services

Tony Karrer

Business Casual , October 29, 2008 Making Intranet Discussion Groups Effective - eLearning Technology , June 15, 2006 Requirement to Social Learning Adoption #2 - Compatibility - Engaged Learning , February 24, 2009 The Holy Trinity: Leadership Framework, Learning 2.0 & eLearning Technology , September 15, 2008 5 Easy Tips for Teaching Online Courses - Learning Putty , January 18, 2010 Forums – Day 1 – What is it?

Top 100 eLearning Items

Tony Karrer

Introducing The Conversation Prism eLearning Trends 2007 and 2008 TechCrunch White Label Social Networking Platforms Chart How to Insert YouTube Videos in PowerPoint Presentations LinkedIn Tips and Tweaks: Do More with your LinkedIn Account Introduction to Wikis, Blogs, Social Bookmarking, Social Networking and RSS Corporate Policies on Web 2.0 My Top 25 blogs for 2008 Blogging as Reflective Practice The Elearning Apprentice Part 2: A four-level framework for evaluating social network ROI.