Free Ning Applications

Jay Cross

Today, Ning made a bunch of free apps available for download. I have added five of them (Ning’s limit) to the Internet Time Community to assess how they work. Since the top menu of a Ning community is limited to 14 items, I collapsed some links into sub-categories.

Transferring from Ning to Grou.ps

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

The Internet Time Community has been hosted on Ning for a little over three years. I was shocked and saddened when Ning announced that its free service was ending. Lots of non-profits had signed up on Ning. The way Ning handled things left a bad taste in my mouth.

Trending Sources

NING Alternatives via Stephen Downes

Nancy White

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! Today has been an active day in the community as people consider alternatives to Ning. An Alternatives to Ning. The Blog Herald is also gleeful : “If you want to stay, you have to pay.&#

Ning Alternatives that Require Little to No Work?

Tony Karrer

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. Subscribe to the Best of eLearning Learning for updates from this blog and other eLearning blogs That’s not going to work for: LearnTrends LA CTO Forum Work Literacy I’ve read a bit about alternatives, but each will require a bit of work.

Informal Learning Blog » Small is beautiful

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Lessons from an early MOOC

Harold Jarche

Blogs. Paul Lowe, course leader of the MA in Photojournalism and Documentary Photography at the London College of Communication, spontaneously gave a live web presentation on his use of blogs with his master’s students and shared what he had learned so far.

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1st update on 10 Tools Challenge 2013

Jane Hart

It has been good to see the varied interest in the 10 Tools Challenge both on my blog and Twitter as well as on other social channels – so here are a few updates. BLOGGING & WIKI TOOLS. Blogging. 22- Edmodo 85- Buddypress 63- Ning.

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Making library miscellaneousness awesome

David Weinberger

It also has two cam­eras at­tached: one for scan­ning the tab­letop and through cus­tom image re­cog­ni­tion soft­ware de­term­ine the exact po­s­i­tion and ro­ta­tion of books; one for mak­ing high-res­ol­u­tion scans of pages, notes or ob­jects not yet in the Sit­ter­werk cata­logue.

Blogs, Social Networks and LinkedIn Answers

Tony Karrer

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). The question was: What is your assessment of the relative benefits of pure blogging vs LinkedIn Answers and other social networking platform-based discussion venues?

Forums vs. Social Networks?

Clark Quinn

They could also do it as comments on a blog. 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.

Seven Things I Learned This Year

Tony Karrer

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. Learning Coach Model Very Powerful In 2010, I had a great experience where Dr. Joel Harband wrote a series of articles for my blog on Text-to-Speech in eLearning. Subscribe to the Best of eLearning Learning for updates from this blog and other eLearning blogs

Blogs, Social Networks and LinkedIn Answers

Clark Quinn

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). The question was: What is your assessment of the relative benefits of pure blogging vs LinkedIn Answers and other social networking platform-based discussion venues?

Ningcompoops

Jay Cross

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. As members of the Strategic Relationships team, we wanted to send you a personal introduction and let you know that we’ll be here over the coming months to discuss these company changes with you and help you transition seamlessly into an offering that works for you and your Ning Network.

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.

Using SharePoint

Tony Karrer

They had profiles, directories, blogs to help foster sharing between spread out teams. 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.

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

Nancy White

Part 1 , part 2 , part 3, , part 4, part 5 , part 6 , part 7, part 8 , and part 9 are all here on the blog. We can’t cover all of this in one blog post, but let’s get a few of the issues out on the table. “Oh, you should only use a blog for that!&#

Dancing Bears

Jay Cross

And switching again, the cover story in the current Fast Company is about ning. Ning’s software is another agile dancing bear. Essentially, a community-in-a-box, Ning is a snap to set up.

Tom Vander Wall Nails My Sharepoint Experience | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Recently Tom Vander Wall has posted a really thoughtful blog post that says what I have experienced. If you are interested in some on-the ground conversations about SharePoint, dig around the Ning site): SharePoint is not low-bandwidth friendly.

Resonance

Harold Jarche

This shows that blog posts do not need to be short to get attention. 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. It got more attention here than on the Ning site.

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. Blogs. Blogging is my main source of learning,” she says.

Elgg: it’s a community effort

Harold Jarche

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. While Ning may be free, it is not open source, and the company can make changes at will, just like Facebook, Google or Twitter may do. With Ning, Facebook and many others, there is no such export function.

Effective Web Conferences – 41 Resources

Tony Karrer

Jon Garfunkle on the backchannel at conferences (from a blog post comment). Liveblogging an Online Conference - Experiencing eLearning , April 17, 2008 Wendy Wickham asked a good question in the comments on TCC08: Second Life: Teaching Tips from the Virtual Frontier: Christy - are you using 2 computers (one for blogging, one for the conference ), or just one? I’ve written about it here on the blog quite often over the years!)

Remote Collaboration

Tony Karrer

I mentioned that I either do that through working documents or through a blog. Blogs are an excellent way to allow the work team to see stream of thought of team members. Asynchronous Discussion I personally have found that Ning works great as a tool for all sorts of different needs.

Selecting OS learning technology platforms

Harold Jarche

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. Drupal is much too powerful to be running a simple blog like mine. Dave Cormier has written a great article on selecting a content management system (CMS).

Getting Help

Tony Karrer

I looked at a couple examples this recently in LinkedIn for Finding Expertise and Searching for Expertise - LinkedIn Answers This topic came up again in a discussion - Blogging to ask for Help - Colin asked: If you need input from like-minded people around the world, where's the best place to ask? Today I posted a request for reader input in my blog because I didn't know where else I could ask for help from people outside my company. My post New Work is about changes in work skills.

eLearning Learning Hot List Feb 1-14

Tony Karrer

Hot List - 2/1/2009 - 2/14/2009 Posts Mathemagenic " PhD conclusions in a thousand words: blogging practices of knowledge workers A Guide to Social Learning What Goes in the LMS? Items HP Learning Center - free online software, business, marketing and IT classes for small and medium business Pedagogy - MoodleDocs Keywords Learning Technologies Social Media Hosting Twitter iPhone Ning Adobe Sun Google TechKnowledge ASTD Notes on the list.

Social or Community?

Harold Jarche

In the comments, Fred says that blogs are definitely social, as they allow authors to block and filter comments. most Ning communities) but can be much more dynamic. Fred Cavazza raises an interesting point on the difference between social and community platforms.

Brandon Hall Network - Back from the Dead?

Tony Karrer

If you've read other blogs claiming the Network is dead, consider that a great exaggeration! and Brandon Hall Researchers Blogging - Implications? Maybe Brandon Hall or a Ning community will take off. Or maybe someone like ASTD will adopt Ning and give it a huge push. But it's hard to compete with open models based on stuff like blogging (which has been - by far - my best online social networking tool ever - far beyond discussion groups or anything else).

Too Many Social Networks?

Tony Karrer

I just read David Warlicks' post - I Just Don't Get it Yet â€" Social Networks where he discusses his recent experience with several Ning generated social networks including: I've joined Library 2.0 , School 2.0 , and Classroom 2.0. I have an unflattering picture of me there, a place to put a blog, a profile (which I've scaled way back), a picture of Steve Hargadon (best part of the page), and something called a Chatter.

The leaking pyramid

Harold Jarche

Social networking is getting more pervasive (Facebook, Twitter or DIY with Ning) and accepted in the mainstream, such as Linked-In for recruiting. Job offers are posted (or reverse job postings ) and made through blogs while videos on YouTube can catapult people to fame.

Hot List from the Communities & Networks Connection

Nancy White

Mathemagenic &# PhD conclusions in a thousand words: blogging practices of knowledge workers. Other Items: Online Community Success and ROI | Will Pate’s Blog.

Web 2.0 Applications in Learning

Tony Karrer

There were about 7 examples mentioned including Intuit using a Wiki-like system for customers to ask questions/get advice around taxes, using a group blog with students prior to a formal learning event, the US Army's use of collaboration tools to share best practices in Iraq, and several others. Question 1 - What are the most likely ways / places your organization might or does use Blogs, Wikis, Social Bookmarking, Social Networking or Collaboration Tools?

Tools Used

Clark Quinn

The key is for the charts is: Darkest blue - daily Medium blue - weekly Light blue - monthly Gray - never Tool Use in Corporations Some things that jumped out at me: Much more blog reading that I expected. But we clearly missed an opportunity to ask about community tools like Ning.

Tom Vander Wall Nails My Sharepoint Experience

Nancy White

Recently Tom Vander Wall has posted a really thoughtful blog post that says what I have experienced. If you are interested in some on-the ground conversations about SharePoint, dig around the Ning site): SharePoint is not low-bandwidth friendly.

Reflections on Twitter and social networking

Clark Quinn

There’s lots more for me to learn, of course, but there are powerful reasons to blog about it along the way as well. I’ve talked before about the reasons to blog, including it causing you to think about a lot of things, which can then be useful when they come up, and in general that you need to be using the tools to understand them. Twitter is a different story; described as micro-blogging, it’s more immediate, more a pointer.Â

April 2010 Great ones

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Manual for Civilization - The Long Now Blog , April 6, 2010. Ning’s Bubble Bursts: No More Free Networks, Cuts 40% Of Staff - TechCrunch , April 15, 2010. Volcano 1, Internet 0.01 - Joho the Blog , April 18, 2010. Blog – First Evidence That Quantum Processes Generate Truly Random Numbers - Technology Review Feed – Tech Review Top Stories , April 12, 2010. Facebook Accounts for Sale - Lockergnome Blog Network , April 23, 2010.

Training Design

Tony Karrer

Yes, you can think of Blogs, Wikis, etc. for Learning Professionals Course , we settled on using Ning and it's various capabilities as part of the delivery pattern. What about when you help individuals about blogging as a learning practice?

Social Grid Follow-up

Tony Karrer

Other Ways to Tap into the Social Grid In the session, I discussed the use of LinkedIn, Twitter and Blogging as my primary tools for tapping into the social grid. tysg EmmaWho : @ tonykarrer facebook groups cammybean : @ tonykarrer Blogging. Blogging.

Slow Evolution of Learning Solutions

Tony Karrer

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. Subscribe to the Best of eLearning Learning for updates from this blog and other eLearning blogs

Make imperfect copies

Harold Jarche

Meanwhile, Yammer started making some headway in business micro-blogging, but it’s a proprietary platform that could go the way of Ning and suddenly change its pricing model. Copying is an underrated business skill says Drake Bennett in Boston Globe’s The Imitation Economy.