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Is this intentional, Ning? Is it ethical?

Jay Cross

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. To regain access, please visit www.ning.com, sign-in and then click “Select a Plan&# for your Ning Network.

Lessons from an early MOOC

Harold Jarche

We actually had over 700 people in what today could be viewed as a professional development MOOC , where the C did not stand for course, but rather content. Developing the content was a major effort shared between Michele and myself.

Enterprise 2.0 Conference: it’s about people to people

Dan Pontefract

conference in Boston recently, Ross Mayfield ( @ross ) opined on center stage the following: “Discover people through content. Discover content through people.&#. As I was taking in the keynotes of the Enterprise 2.0

Forums vs. Social Networks?

Clark Quinn

We generally expect users to break into: 5% - Heavy Users - spend quite a bit of time and heavily participate 15% - Light Users - spend a little time, participate a little 80% - Fly-Bys - spend very little time, read bits and pieces It is likely that some of the Heavy Users will be technology laggards, but they will want to participate because of the content. Social Network Examples are Ning and KickApps.

Seven Things I Learned This Year

Tony Karrer

Aggregation and Social Filtering Provide High Value eLearning Learning has somewhat become my singular source of great eLearning content. I use it to filter and find all the best content on a daily, weekly, monthly basis. Open Content Potential But There are Challenges This year I spent quite a bit of time looking at where and how open content could get leveraged in different ways.

Selecting OS learning technology platforms

Harold Jarche

Dave Cormier has written a great article on selecting a content management system (CMS). 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. Dave discusses three platforms, all of which I have used - WordPress , Moodle , Drupal.

eLearning Learning – March 1 – 15 2009

Tony Karrer

Browse eLearning ContentHere are the top items via eLearning Learning.

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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Remote Collaboration

Tony Karrer

Asynchronous Content Sharing / Editing In terms of using these products with remote work teams, Google Spreadsheets seems to have hit the most important items for me. Other tools that fit into sharing content: Google Calendar - great calendar tool especially when collaborating on calendars.

The Future of Online Learning: Ten Years On

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

and Apple or from specialized content sources such as national Geographic. National Geographic, 2008) A widget obtains content from one website and displays it on another website. These websites, such as PageFlakes and Netvibes, import content and services and arrange them on a page according to user settings and preferences. Imagine having in your hands a device on which you can not only write or type content, but which takes photos and records videos.

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. User generated content is getting people noticed.

Effective Web Conferences – 41 Resources

Tony Karrer

When developing PowerPoint slides to use in web conference training follow these guidelines: Simplify content. Moderation types - Made by Many , February 4, 2009 Whenever companies want to publish user generated content (UGC) they need to look into moderation , which usually consists of the following three types: Pre- moderation : Some sites operate on the principle that every piece of UGC should be moderated before it’s displayed on the website.

How To Get Started Thinking About Online Peer Learning Communities for Nonprofit Professionals

Beth Kanter

Ning – Popular with nonprofits, reasonably priced, may require some customization. Note from Beth: This one of my favorite photos of a workshop I designed and facilitated at SXSW called “ Peer Learning Session for Nonprofit Social Media Managers.”

Online Conference Formats

Tony Karrer

Also, if you are interested in future conferences, please go sign up on the Learn Trends Ning Group. Browse eLearning ContentWe've just seen an interesting experience with Jay Cross having pulled together a 24 hour, worldwide discussion on the future of learning at Learn Trends. You can find some of the recordings here. There's a discussion thread with feedback, and you can read some of Jay's thoughts on doing this.

eLearning Learning Hot List Feb 1-14

Tony Karrer

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. Browse eLearning Content at www.elearninglearning.com.

SharePoint in Corporate Learning - Free Micro Virtual Conference

Tony Karrer

If you are interested in attending, go to the Learn Trends Ning Site and sign-up. Experience with one of the following would be helpful: Elluminate Adobe Connect Camtasia (or another recording tool) If you can volunteer to help, please drop me an email: akarrer@techempower.com Browse eLearning Content at www.elearninglearning.com.At the end of our Learn Trends conference last year, one of the comments was that we needed to do smaller versions in an on-going basis.

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.

New Technology Supporting Informal Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

In addition to graphics and game play, there is the content of 'storyline' to consider. Downes, 2007) We need to consider learners not only as the subjects of learning, entities to whom we deliver learning content, but also the sources of learning, functioning as the perceptual input for the wider network. In addition, the need for content and support emerges from conversations among the participants. Content Management Systems (CMS) List.

Hot List from the Communities & Networks Connection

Nancy White

In other words, we are using what is happening: with the content out in the network. Together these social signals indicate that the content is likely of higher quality (or at least of higher interest).

Web 2.0 Applications in Learning

Tony Karrer

Provide the content. I've embedded all the content from the slides. Provide thoughts around the content and the discussion. Content Quality / Regulated Content One of the most common initial objections is what about quality of the content. Fundamentally, the question is whether this same content is getting distributed through other means (think email or water cooler). Start them with initial structure and obvious placed to add content.

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. Maybe this is partly design, but it's also how conversation, content spread across social networks. I don't know about ning or even facebook. The first week of our Free - Web 2.0 for Learning Professionals is wrapping up. This week we looked at Social Networks.

Tom Vander Wall Nails My Sharepoint Experience

Nancy White

From a global perspective, there are some additional challenges which I brought up during a live webcast (recording of Part1) and web discussion (on Ning) that Tony Karrer hosted on SharePoint a few weeks ago. (If

Profile Photo

Tony Karrer

I'm writing this post to encourage you to: Spend a little bit of time to create a reasonable profile photo Attach it to every online profile when you create it And when I say every, I mean every – don't join that new Ning group without attaching your photo. Browse eLearning ContentI'm actively engaged in all kinds of sites that can be roughly described as social networking.

Training Design

Tony Karrer

for Learning Professionals Course , we settled on using Ning and it's various capabilities as part of the delivery pattern. However, what about the case when you are providing tools and really don't have the content defined ahead of time?

Slow Evolution of Learning Solutions

Tony Karrer

There's free content and the assumption that content should be Free. The expectation is that the provider will make on-going support available through some form of online forum and email at least, or make their content available online in an on-demand way such as the excellent Books 24x7 has done. Great post from Charles Jennings – Down But Not Quite Out: what can we learn from the plights of Learning Tree International and Readers Digest?

What Not To Build

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

It's obvious to everyone that they should stay out of the operating system market, yet much less obvious that they should avoid building a new content management system. Even if you have original content and original ideas, don't just build a website. Don't build a CMS Unless you have an established market of community and content web sites, you have no business building a content management system (or, for that matter, a learning management system).

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.

eLearning Predictions Further Thoughts

Tony Karrer

AT=pb&SP=MC&rID=58772167&rKey=9ac6286700094e6f Thought I’d do a quick post with some random follow-up thoughts: Skim Long Posts I asked at the start of the online session how many people had read my post that basically was very similar content. Social Learning Communities It was interesting that ASTD DC / Todd Slater has created a Ning community. However, I think the amount of content that people will consume on mobile devices is limited.

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.

Social Networking

Tony Karrer

The article tells us that various players are adding social networking features to their sites: A broad array of online players, from major media companies like Viacom to e-commerce providers such as eBay, are adding networking features to their online destinations, letting users create detailed Web identities, connect with people over common interests, share content, and, above all, socialize.

Social Grid Follow-up

Tony Karrer

Q : If you have unique content for a specific area of business, like brand marketers, is a group on LinkedIn better than creation of your own business to business network ? The question mentions "unique content". I often find that Ning isn't that great for specialized content.

SharePoint Update

Tony Karrer

If you are interested in attending, go to the Learn Trends Ning Site and sign-up. Browse eLearning Content at www.elearninglearning.comSharePoint in Corporate Learning One of the hardest things for me to find are good examples of how people are really using web 2.0 inside organizations. This is a great opportunity to hear lots of examples of what they are doing with SharePoint around Corporate Learning in a wide variety of organizations.

The social media I use

Nancy White

Getting stuff (search, content, etc.). Because I don’t want to use just one integrated set of tools and because setting content free and making it useful to others are two core practices of mine, tools that make it easy to syndicate and aggregate are essential.

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

Nancy White

This is not a content warehouse, nor simply a tracking system to account for student activity. Are the tools organised in a way that reflects the content, learner and course needs? See [link] Will the material be provided, or are you supporting learner contributed content?

CoP Series #10: Stewarding Technology for Community

Nancy White

This is not a content warehouse, nor simply a tracking system to account for student activity. Are the tools organised in a way that reflects the content, learner and course needs? See [link] Will the material be provided, or are you supporting learner contributed content?

Profile Photos

Tony Karrer

In that post, I suggested that you should always add a profile photo: Don't join that new Ning group without attaching your photo. I need to quickly decide if I'm going to spend time with you and/or your content. Browse eLearning ContentI received a response that I didn't expect on my post Profile Photo. Add it to your Elluminate and WebEx profiles. Because profile photos help me: Believe that you are a real person and begin to connect with you. Remember you.

Top 100 eLearning Items

Tony Karrer

Bryan Chapman Tips for facilitators in Ning The ‘Least Assistance’ Principle No more excuses for poor e-learning content eLearning Defined eLearning Technology. Browse eLearning Content Using eLearning Learning , I thought it would be interesting to go look what it thinks are some of the top items of all time. Learning 2.0 - The Things How we read online. -

Networks and Communities

Tony Karrer

I also signed up to a couple Ning communities where I'm lurking. Introduction to Social Networking Introduction to Social Networking Six Steps to a Remarkably Powerful Network Weave Smarter Networks with LinkedIn How to Grow a Facebook Network Join a Ning community Before You Seek Conversation There's an acronym that everyone should know - RTFM. Other Related Tools and Methods MetaFilter - Answers to Anything Browse eLearning Content at www.elearninglearning.com

Learning Outcomes

Tony Karrer

Social Learning Design Revisited What's also interesting about this is that Michele, Harold Jarche and I went through the whole design of the Work Literacy Ning learning event and had several discussions about how the nature of the social learning environment might feel uncomfortable to many of the participants. Browse eLearning ContentMy post on learning goals has some great feedback via comments and a couple of blog posts.

ASTD Follow-Up

Tony Karrer

Links Wikis - Wikipedia - [link] Class - [link] Conference - www.complexive.com/wiki/index.php/Main_Page WikiPatterns – [link] Social Bookmarking Wlning - [link] Work Literacy - [link] Social Networking LinkedIn - www.LinkedIn.com Ning - [link] RSS Readers Google Reader - [link] Bloglines - [link] Blogging - [link] top-ten.html Choosing an eLearning Authoring Tool - [link] Training Method Trends - [link] eLearning 2.0 Browse eLearning Content at www.elearninglearning.com.