How Do I Make Sense of Social Networking Tools

Luis Suarez

and while I will be answering the first part over the course of time with the various blog entries I’m currently drafting along, I thought for today I’d focus on trying to answer the second part: how do I make sense of social networking tools today?

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Social Network Portability

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Posted to the social-network-portability list, August 21, 2007. First, social network portability Not coincidentally the name of this list. Not an aggregation of all social networks in the world or anything like that. Think of a person's personal social network on, say, Facebook. Other social networks will roll this their own way. Since OpenIDs are URLs, it could be as simple as an RSS feed or an OPML.

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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. We’re getting RSS.

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SCoPE: Managing Multimembership in Social Networks: Oct 27-Nov 9, 2008 | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

SCoPE: Seminars: Managing Multimembership in Social Networks: Oct 27-Nov 9, 2008 How do you track and keep up with blog conversations? How do you manage your time as you engage in social networks? Many of us confess to fumbling along and we engage in multiple networks.

A Review of SAP Jam

Dan Pontefract

We already were a somewhat social savvy organization, so the participation rate thus far isn’t surprising … although I still believe it could be much better. Profile RSS.

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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): "Object-Centered Sociality" or What is Really at the Heart of Social Networks

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « "A Technology Flip Test: Introducing Channels in a World of Platforms" (Andrew McAfee) | Main | The Pentagon Channel - Embracing Video Big Time » September 01, 2007 "Object-Centered Sociality" or What is Really at the Heart of Social Networks I couldve sworn I had posted about this before but I cant find it.but talk about old.the spur for this post is from 2005!

Five Myths of Social Learning

Xyleme

Home > Social Learning > Five Myths of Social Learning Five Myths of Social Learning December 3rd, 2009 Goto comments Leave a comment There is no question that the rise of social networks is creating a profound shift in the way training departments are delivering knowledge to their employees, partners, and customers. Social learning is disruptive and training organizations need to evolve or die, there is no disputing this. E-Social CM Media?

Harold Jarche » Interdependent Learning

Harold Jarche

Home About Consulting Contact Key Posts Clients Toolbox Français Harold Jarche Entries RSS | Comments RSS Subscribe by e-mail Twitter Faves planetrussell: "Globalization creates interlocking fragility, while giving the appearance of stability."

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From courses to community: Josien Kapma and Nancy White | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Home About Full Circle Contact Resources Wiki Full Circus Full Circle Associates connections for a changing world, online and offline… Aug 27 2008 From courses to community: Josien Kapma and Nancy White Published by Nancy White at 6:42 am under communities of practice , learning This is an article that Josien Kapma and I wrote for the Dutch journal, “Leren in Organisaties&#. How are communities related to globalization and an increasingly networked world?

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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Gorman and Keen Need a Bicycle Built for Two (but built only by certified, qualified, licensed bicycle experts of course)

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « stu.dicio.us | Main | "Is Web 2.0 Safe?" (MSN

Approaching E-Learning 3.0

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Who is this course for? If you're reading this, then this course is for you. You've demonstrated the main criterion: some degree of interest in the subject matter of the course. You might be thinking: this course looks too difficult, too technical, or too high level.

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My 25 Years of Ed Tech

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Of course, that was not Weller's objective. I taught myself something called MVS-JES3 and also took a communications course called 'On the Way Up'. And I started teaching courses, both for staff and evening students, teaching them about the fundamentals of the internet. course.

Online Facilitation Workshop | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

intermediate workshop brings together the basic processes of online facilitation in its first two weeks, and then an exploration of how online facilitation is changing with the introduction of new tools and the proliferation of many forms of online interaction, from groups, to communities, and even to wider, unbounded networks. World Explore a variety of tools, such as blogs, wikis, social network tools and others and consider how facilitation might be done.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Hot Laser-Engraved Moleskine Porn

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Great George Carlin Tribute (via Indexed) | Main | Happy Birthday U.S.! I of course, prefer the hard-cover, squared notebook for all my essential pen & ink work.

How to Participate in the MOOC - 2

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Today it's all about setting up your social web. Remember from yesterday that if you want to engage more actively in the course, the best way is to create your own contributions online. Here's what the social web involves in this course: Your own personal information and email Your social network identities Your blog and other RSS feeds Your newsletter subscription OpenID Logging In Before dealing with any of these on the change.mooc.ca

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Open Education, MOOCs, and Opportunities

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

These systems were modeled on distance education resources such as programmed texts and course workbooks. Online courses were developed according to a protocol that developed over 20 years of experience. In addition to LOM, the consortium designed Content Packaging, to bundle sets of learning objects for storage and delivery, and sequencing and design specifications, to organize them into courses. Microcontent services such as Twitter and Facebook originally supported RSS.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Quote of the Day: Geertz on Defining Ethnography

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): CNET/Webwares Top 100 Web Apps

Mark Oehlert

Activating Latent Knowledge Capacity

George Siemens

Since we were already in town, Dragan Gasevic and I were invited by edX to give a talk to their staff and member institutions (we are running a course on edX in fall on Data, Analytics, & Learning ). social media, participative technologies, it’s not unreasonable to state that at least a segment of society today recognizes information as multi-authored, participative, distributed, and networked. My social network used to consist of the people in my RSS reader.

Social Media: An Interview

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I was asked to contribute my responses to interview questions on social media for a new journal called The Future of Learning and of course I was happy to send some thoughts along. When did you start getting interested in the potential of social media in education and why? It all depends on what you call social media. Most of what we would call the 'social' in social media wasn't there - there weren't any friend lists, zero cat pictures, and no tweets.

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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Happy July 4th - Independence Day In the U.S.

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « TED Videos - Watch em all!! via Boing Boing) | Main | Nothing to do with learning.but Transformers ROCKS! » July 04, 2007 Happy July 4th - Independence Day In the U.S.

Science and Society

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I met a lot of people who were just as qualified as I was to attend post-secondary education but who were not able to for social and economic reasons. I pursued this thereafter, creating a compugraphics course, creating MUDs, and creating websites. In the 1990s, working at Assiniboine Community College, I drove around in a van filled with a computer network to remote communities and First Nation reserves in Manitoba introducing them to what the internet could do.

Hybrid Worlds

Luis Suarez

Over the course of the last six years, since I went independent, I have had the opportunity (and still do!) As I have mentioned in previous blog posts, I have been involved with social tools for nearly 20 years, when I first got started with blogs and wikis while working at IBM.

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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Want RealPlayer without ads? Thank You BBC!

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Teachertube Test | Main | Encyclopedia Britannica for the iPhone » April 03, 2008 Want RealPlayer without ads? While the article doesnt give a direct link, I think this is the one here - of course I cant install Real Player at work so Ill have to wait until I get home or rely on someone out there for confirmation that this version of the player is sans ads but Im hopeful.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Generational Change in the U.S. Military (strategy+business)

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « The Kindle: Tom Crawford Executes a Perfect Double Rebuttal with a Twist | Main | Huh? There are of course parallels to not only other militaries but to the corporate sector as well. Thesesenior officers were having difficulty with the concept of using acivilian social-networking site for military purposes.

Personal Learning MOOC

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Instructor: Stephen Downes This course explores the topic of learning in three ways: first, through an examination of research and development issues related to the topic; second, through interaction with a personal learning environment (specifically: LPSS) to take the course; and third, through activities supporting the development of a personal learning environment at a conceptual level. Participants may also be subscribed to a daily newsletter for the duration of the course.

Top 10 Tools for Learning 2016

Luis Suarez

Top 100 Tools for Workplace Learning – for use in training, for performance support, social collaboration, etc. Yes, I still use RSS feeds and quite a lot! It’s the only social networking tool from the Dark Social Web (a.k.a.

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“17 Things we Used to Do”

Andy McAfee

Photo of Andrew McAfee Home Blog About RSS Andrew McAfees Blog The Business Impact of IT Tweet “17 Things we Used to Do&# by Andrew McAfee on April 20, 2009 Twitter grew by 131% in March alone , and Oprah started tweeting last week (and already has about 175,000 followers), so it seemed like the right time to discuss this technology/service/phenomenon/whatever-it-is in my MBA course. My ideas for your list: expertise network and selling products.

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“17 Things we Used to Do”

Andy McAfee

Photo of Andrew McAfee Home Blog About RSS Andrew McAfees Blog The Business Impact of IT Tweet “17 Things we Used to Do&# by Andrew McAfee on April 20, 2009 Twitter grew by 131% in March alone , and Oprah started tweeting last week (and already has about 175,000 followers), so it seemed like the right time to discuss this technology/service/phenomenon/whatever-it-is in my MBA course. My ideas for your list: expertise network and selling products.

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Connective Knowledge and Open Resources

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

To me, the theory is and always has been ‘learning networks’. This is a play on words: it is in part a theory about using networks to support learning, and in part a theory about how networks learn. It led me to propose content syndication networks in education, and to embrace social media in education. I outlined my theory in the paper ‘Learning Networks’ in 2004 [link] and George wrote his important paper also in 2004.

MOOCs and the OPAL Quality Clearinghouse

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) is a concept developed by Stephen Downes, George Siemens (University of Manitoba, Athabasca University) and Dave Cormier (UPEI) in 2008. The practice consists of hosting a traditional college or university course in an open environment, supported by technology that facilitates massive participation. Participants in MOOCs are encouraged to use their own platform (blog, photo account, social network site) to create and/or share resources.

Ghost Writing – Good or Bad?

Luis Suarez

But more on that one later on … Yet, once again, since connectivity while on the road has got a lot to be desired for, I have picked up the good habit of pruning my RSS feeds ( Remember RSS ?), Made Social.

Analysis and Support of MOOCs

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

My contributions to the Network Learning 'Hot Seat' addressing the question, "How do we analyse and support the networked interactions of thousands of people learning together?" With respect to the analysis of the networked interactions, it's not clear to me that we should even be doing this, at least, not in the sense suggested by the question. Wellman is interested in the formation and definition of community, and social network theory.

The Tribulations of Customer Service with Opera

Luis Suarez

How about if we take a look at the state of one of the most powerful use cases and success stories behind social networking and social media out there, Customer Service , and see whether we have got another winner or not… Hummm … not really. RSS / Atom newsfeeds; torrents, etc.

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E-Learning Generations

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

( version française ) In recent years I have been working on two major concepts:first, the connectivist theory of online learning, which views learning as anetwork process; and second, the massive open online course, or MOOC, which isan instantiation of that process. During the development of this second generation we saw theconsolidation of computer-based software and content, and the commercializationof the network itself. is social software.

Jay Cross's Informal Learning - Untitled Article

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

The following are the top items from featured sources based on social signals. RSS never blocks you or goes down: why social networks need to be decentralized - OReilly Radar , September 14, 2009. Scoring with Social Media: 6 Tips for Using Analytics - HarvardBusiness.org , September 21, 2009. Screenr - Lockergnome Blog Network , September 11, 2009. Do Social Networks Shape Our Lives ? Networked community management , September 23, 2009.

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Designing E-Learning 3.0 in gRSShopper - 12

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

You can access your account data by clicking on Myself -> Social Network -> Options, as follows: Figure 137 - Social Network Options Button This displays a screen with all your account information. How do we validate courses, or issuers

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New Technology Supporting Informal Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

This paper described experimentation in the development of distributed online courses and in software - particularly, the personal learning environment - that support the formation of connections between the far-flung pieces of such courses. This work, in turn, is suggesting and supporting the model of learning described in the first section, that of a course network supporting and informing an ever-shifting set of course episodes. Learning Networks in Practice.

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

Aggregation Workflow in gRSShopper

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Note: feed information is updated from the RSS (or Atom) file. For course participants: 1. The options page provides the following: - personal information, including email, which may be edited - list of feeds submitted, and their status - option to add social network information - list of subscribed newsletters, and an option to edit subscriptions That's the entire workflow. I am of course open to ideas and suggestions.

Blogs in Education

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

It is common for people to write blogs to describe their work, their hobbies, their pets, social and political issues, or news and current events. Blogs may also be read through special readers, known as ‘RSS readers’, which aggregate blog summaries produced by blog software. Readers use RSS readers to ‘ subscribe ’ to a blog. Popular web-based RSS readers include Google Reader and Bloglines.

Wikis and Learning – 60 Resources

Tony Karrer

So, of course, I went to eLearning Learning and I looked at Wiki , Collaborative Learning with Wikis , Wikis and eLearning 2.0 , Wikis Corporate eLearning , Social Learning with Wikis , Wiki Security and a few others. trainingwreck , January 23, 2010 Social Learning Strategies Checklist - Social Enterprise Blog , January 11, 2010 Extending elearning? I’m involved in several discussions around how to use Wikis as part of learning solutions.

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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.