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Introduction to Social Networking

Harold Jarche

Introduction to Social Networking. Online social networks facilitate connections between people based on shared interests, values, membership in particular groups (i.e., They make it easier for people to find and communicate with individuals who are in their networks using the Web as the interface. Note you can learn more about the concept of ego-centric vs object-centric networks here ). It is also the network of choice for most professionals.

The social Web before social networks: a report from 2003

David Weinberger

The Web was social before it had social networking software. It just hadn’t yet evolved a pervasive layer of software specifically designed to help us be social. a new class of application, unsurprisingly called “social software.” But what sort of sociality were we looking for? The two talks, especially Clay’s, serve as reminders of what the Internet looked like before social networks. This is an incredibly powerful pattern.

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The Future IMS Learning Design

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The Future IMS Learning Design What is the future of learning design? Joel Greenberg My own personal view: maybe the world is moving on, and maybe the idea of 'design' is a bit old fashioned. I have been looking at the world of social networking, and my mind is moving away from the model where we are the experts and package the knowledge and sequence it. The idea is to lead academics to a lightweight narrative, and having them design around it.

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The Paucity of Intelligent Design

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Re: Why Intelligent Design Is Going to Win This must be comedy Friday at Tech Central Station. Sure, the United States may well turn to a religion-dominated policy and social agenda; it has happened before. intelligent design people! intelligent design people! The point is, intelligent design is a religion-driven anti-intellectual position adhered to (and directed toward) mostly uneducated people, and it is Not Science. Intelligent design and all, you know?

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14 Articles on MOOCs

Jay Cross

MOOCs are classes that are taught online to large numbers of students, with minimal involvement by professors. That way a lone professor can support a class with hundreds of thousands of participants. Design should begin with where we want to end up.

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The future of higher education and other imponderables

George Siemens

The patterns of change in higher education are surprisingly similar and global. As a result, they have not developed systemic capacity to function in a digital networked age. Not all countries are adopting the aggressive UK model, but tuition patterns internationally (.pdf)

Corporate Learning Trends- What Endures During Recessions

Kevin Wheeler

Most corporate learning remains traditional, formal, and follows patterns laid down decades ago by firms such as GE and IBM. Formal classes and training programs are still the mainstay of corporate learning functions. Instructional designers and professional presenters spend thousands of hours designing training that should, in theory, transfer the needed skills to leaners as fast as possible. Unfortunately there is little evidence that these classes work very well.

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The Great Reset

John Hagel

In a number of previous works, including The Rise of the Creative Class , The Flight of the Creative Class and Who's Your City? The history of Great Resets He has just written a compelling new book, The Great Reset , that takes a longer term historical view of changing patterns in the settlement of people and places. Here’s a paradox.    Silicon Valley’s success hinges on an explosive mix of people and place. 

Beyond Institutions Personal Learning in a Networked World

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The talk is called "Beyond Institutions Personal Learning in a Networked World" and I want to begin with a story that came across the wires recently and I thought was very appropriate for this venue. Not getting the point that learning today is about play and socializing.

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: The Power of Power Laws

John Hagel

Andriani and McKelvey focus on the desperate efforts of social “scientists” to fit social phenomena into Gaussian distributions. But it is not just social scientists who fall prey to this temptation to adopt a Gaussian view of the world. Here's to patterns that connect!

Ethan on serendipity and cosmopolitanism

David Weinberger

We are not as mobile as we think, and our patterns are more routinized than we’d like to believe. Even if we are well-plugged in to a social network, we’re not going to learn about that which our friends do not know. While social filters are powerful, if they only filter your own network, they are likely to hide more than they show. We should learn from cities when designing Web spaces that enable and encourage serendipity.

Seminar on MOOCs, Lyon, France, Day 2

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Result: Open Social Web Apps Case Study - principle innovation of xMOOCs - studented content in 15-minute chunks - cMOOCs and xMOOCs in social media - two student spresenting to each other - group projects - peer evaluation Context Go-Lab - Global Online Science Labs for Inquiry Learning at School - mass access to: - scientific data - virtual experiences & simulations - actual scientific labs and instruments - as a means of access applications - eg.

E-Learning Generations

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Another key idea was the design of the gaming space itself.Early computer games (and many early arcade games) were designed likeprogrammed learning: they were like a flow chart, guiding you through a seriesof choices to a predetermined conclusion. During the development of this second generation we saw theconsolidation of computer-based software and content, and the commercializationof the network itself. You can begin to see a pattern developing here.

Beyond Assessment ? Recognizing Achievement in a Networked World

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

It''s the basis for instructional design. You start with what you want them to learn, design an experience, cause them to learn it, build in some checks, and see that this has all happened in the end. ALT, the Association for Learning Technology, in Britain, is designing and creating badges as part of its ocTEL MOOC. The Achievement Standards Network is offering “open access to machine?readable Because our brain is a pattern?recognition It''s not even a pattern?recognition

A Year in Photos

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Organizations aren’t thinking about the ‘networked individual’ – the networking choices and patterns of individual Internet users. They’re still focused on their own organizational information systems and traditional institutional networks. -- William H.

Notes from Information Technology Based Higher Education and Training ITHET 2013, Antalya

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

leads to questions about designing learning for the future - reference to the old ''cranking ifo into students'' heads diagram - claims about the future: - work at own time, place, etc - computers will revolutionize learning - along came MOOCs - investment in MOOCs: $100M - will take time but will have a major impact - why things will change. Sangiovanni-Vincentelli, ''Designing Platform Based Design'', EEDesign, Feb.

MOOC - The Resurgence of Community in Online Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Hence, a MOOC is to my mind, defined along the following four dimensions: [slide 3 – massive] Massive - here I mean not necessarily the success of the MOOC in attracting many people, but in the design elements that make educating many people possible. In practice, what this means is a system designed so that bottlenecks are not created in any of the four attributes: modeling, demonstration, practice, and reflection. but also to be involved in the design of these.

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Reflecting on the first half of 2009

Jay Cross

MacWorld : learning infrastructure and social network infrastructure are converging. Agile Instructional Design. Hence, I am exploring how well the principles of agile programming might be incorporated into a new framework for instructional design. Learning and social networks and customer communications and partner relations and marketing and sales aren’t islands. Continued to get my social network act together: Flickr /jaycross. Networks.

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Web 2.0 Applications in Learning

Tony Karrer

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 the fact that there was a common Adoption Pattern that went from personal adoption to work groups to organization. Question 1 - What are the most likely ways / places your organization might or does use Blogs, Wikis, Social Bookmarking, Social Networking or Collaboration Tools?

The Future of Online Learning: Ten Years On

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Downes, 1998) At the time, I was working as a distance education and new media design specialist at Assiniboine Community College, and I wrote the essay to defend the work I was doing at the time. “We Bandwidth As administrators struggle against the demands video streaming and bit torrent networks place on backbones, it is hard to imagine saying that bandwidth will be unlimited. Traditional learning composed of classes and cohorts operates more as a group than as a network.

How to Get the Most out of a Conference

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

So there are slides I will use more than once, themes (like 'groups and networks') I will return to and discuss. I call business class ' subsidy class ' - the rich receiving subsidies from the poor in order to fly in greater ease.

The Innovator's Prescription: A Disruptive Solution to Health Care

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Clay came to MIT last month, and not only was his seminar - which can be seen here - excellent because of its fascinating content, but it could also serve as a master class on how to discuss a very complex subject in an accessible, interesting and elegant way. There is a well established pattern. Facilitated user networks are a newer concept. These networks take advantage of the Internet, social networks and Web 2.0

Presentation to UNCTAD's Advisory Group on "Developing skills, knowledge and capacities through innovation: E-Learning, M-Learning, cloud-Learning"

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Only after this, do we move into the idea, of learning design and pedagogy, which is drawn primarily from the field of distance learning, where courses are rounded up as packages, or what we might call program texts, designed to lead the student through a course of instruction. You begin to think in course packages complete with content, learning design, everything you need for an online course. It is, in many ways, an unbundling of this traditional course design.

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Connectivism and Transculturality

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Communities as Networks As you can see we are broadcasting live to a worldwide audience of 27 people. Look at this network up here on the screen. This is a network of western European languages. So culture and discipline and a wide variety of social and community phenomena like that are based not in some sort of essential nature of being, but rather based in connections with other entities of a similar type. It's a big communications network.

Hot List - April 1, 2009 to April 11, 2009

Tony Karrer

Top Posts The following are the top posts from featured sources based on social signals. Read on for notes from a webinar today, April 9, 2009: Building Better Learning Games: Leveraging Game Design and User Testing for Results Our hosts today: Enspire Learning (Ben Katz) Doorways to Dreams D2D -- financial entertainment. The last post was what I've been writing this year that social signals say is good reading. It shows the possibilities of having a strong social network.

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The Reality of Virtual Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

To learn, as the slide says here, is to instantiate patterns of connectivity. On the new picture knowing now is much more about patterns. We can see how this works from the perspective of a network. This is a network. It’s a very stylized network. A network of this type is properly known as a neural network (this is a term from connectionism more than a term from neurophysiology). So the actual patterns of connectivity are very different.

Free Learning and Control Learning: On the So-Called Failure of Constructivist, Discovery, Problem-Based, Experiential, and Inquiry-Based Teaching

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Connectivism is essentially, and this is my take on it not necessarily George’s, the theory that knowledge and learning can be described and explained using network principals. What I mean is: knowledge itself, to know something, is to be organized in a certain way, to have a certain pattern of connectivity in the mind, a certain neural connection in the mind. To learn on that theory is therefore to acquire that pattern of organization. Buntine Oration: Learning Networks.

Education, Technology and Myth

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I don't question if e-learning will reach a tipping point," one author confesses, "but what I [find] myself pondering is when e-learning will reach a tipping point and become a social epidemic." ( Neal e-learn 2004 , emphases added; see also Bull, Bull, Garofalo & Harris, 2002 ; Gandel, Katz, & Metros, 2004 ; Educause, 2002 ). How democracy created the need for civics classes. Otherwise, we could not have a discipline or class of technology known as 'educational technology'.