Google+ – fundamental misunderstanding of networks?

George Siemens

The idea of “circles&# is somewhat related to Twitter Lists and is helpful for organizing friends/colleagues and tracking different activity streams. Within our research on social network software at Athabasca University (the Elgg-based The Landing ), we (mainly Jon Dron, actually) have been looking at ways to create different representations of activity streams to meet the needs of different contexts. I’ve been playing around with Google+.

Information: What am I missing?

George Siemens

I’ve compiled a list of nine attributes or new possibilities that new technologies, especially the internet, enable. Blogs, wikis, image sharing. Landing (Elgg), Twitter, Facebook. What can we do now with information that we could not do in the past? I’ve abused Kauffman’s concept of the adjacent possible by applying it to the new opportunities, untapped potential, and levels of complexity, that arise with the development of something new.

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Trending Sources

195 posts about MOOCs

Jay Cross

List of the top 100 Twitter influencers in Australia – Ross Dawson , May 31, 2011. List of the top 100 Twitter influencers in Australia – Ross Dawson , May 31, 2011. So we’ve set up a blog as field notes for the book: xEducation. Why Elgg? Page 1 of 2.

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Rejected: On being disappointed, sorta

George Siemens

In early 2000, I also started blogging and eventually set up this site. Over the last few months I engaged in various Skype interviews with HR and was finally short-listed as one of 3 visitors to Royal Roads for an on-campus presentation, meeting with faculty, and such. I find conference presentations, blogging, open courses, and interactions online much more satisfying.

Sense-making with PKM

Harold Jarche

Tag, List, File, Classify. Web tools to help us go public include micro-blogging; blogs and podcasts. Micro-blogging. Blogging. Elgg (OS). My annotated bookmarks and my blog are the first places I search when I have an article or report to write.

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New Technology Supporting Informal Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Content management systems (and before them, email lists and usenet groups) organized people and content by hierarchy, by topic and content thread. Software to create social networks is the logical successor to content management systems such as Drupal, and in the field of learning, the most prominent such system is Elgg. Elgg, 2009) Systems such as Elgg therefore combine the functions of content management and social networking. Content Management Systems (CMS) List.

Facebook Platform

Tony Karrer

If you think about MyBlogLog implemented on top of Facebook it becomes a better application because I'll know more people who are visiting my blog. In fact, LMS, Elgg, Flickr,, Wikis, Blogs, Discussion Groups, Amazon, hmmm, the list gets long quickly. Stephen Downes picked up my post on Facebook As a Learning Platform. He commented: To be clear, I do not think that Facebook itself is really a learning environment.


Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Now - yes, it's distributed, in that I don't need to use specific software (such as ELGG) to create my friends network. Nothing against ELGG, it's great, but I use my own software. It allows me to join networks where ELGG used to cut me off. all the friends lists are centrally hosted, right? Well, first, allow people to store the list of friends *anywhere*. Of course, this means the list won't be in a DB any more.

eLearning Learning - Best of May

Tony Karrer

eLearning Learning Hot List May 1, 2009 to May 31, 2009 Here is the best stuff from May 2009 via the eLearning Learning site. Tools - Don't Waste Your Time , May 10, 2009 Informal Learning Technology - eLearning Technology , May 11, 2009 Capture Examples - eLearning Technology , May 29, 2009 Presentation: Blogs in Education - Don't Waste Your Time , May 22, 2009 Top Other Items The following are the top other items based on social signals.

Introduction to Social Networking

Harold Jarche

There are also employment listings and an ability to receive recommendations from your connections that then become part of your profile. We are operating this class on the Ning platform [the description of how we used Ning still pertains to other social networking platforms such as Elgg or ]. It also offers great functionality, including allowing members to write blogs and engage in forum discussions.

Making Software, Making Money

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The project to which he refers, of course, is ELGG. It was crowded even when ELGG launched. WordPress, for those who are more blog-oriented. Here's the question to ask: would ELGG have had any measure of success had it been subscription-based software? As open source software goes, ELGG is almost unique in its intent to create a revenue stream for its producer. My relation with ELGG, if I am to be perfectly honest, is exactly as described.

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Complacency and Web 2.0

John Hagel

Posted by John Hagel on April 11, 2007 | Permalink TrackBack TrackBack URL for this entry: [link] Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Complacency and Web 2.0 : Comments Perhaps the optimistic future lies with open source Web 2.0. and ads) with Elgg (open source with Web 2.0

Stager, Logo and Web 2.0

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Let me look at Stager's list, point by point, and outline how the discussion has shifted. Moodle and Elgg , for example, adopt explicitly Constructivist theories to inform their design and development. I find my RSS reader and blogging engine to be great objects to think with. As for the 'explicit statement', Stager is welcome to read Educational Blogging and get back to me. Gary Stager offers an impressive assessment of the use of Web 2.-0

Connectivism and Transculturality

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Here's you, at the centre, it's represented in this case by Elgg because the people from Elgg created this diagram, it's a version of the diagram created by Scott Wilson, and then you at the centre are connected to all kinds of different things, different people, different applications online. Typically in a connectivist course a student will do some sort of common activities: reading, posting comments, creating blogging, contributing content to a wiki.

Education, Technology and Myth

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

And so the list continues, perhaps without end. This resulted in a system that is very different from Moodle, which developed with constructivist theory specifically in mind, and even more from ELGG, which is probably the closest thing we have today to a connectivist application. Responding to Norm Friesen, E-Learning Myth #2: Technology Drives Educational Change In this post, various propositions have been collected under a single heading.