Formal learning & social networking

Clark Quinn

is about informal learning, but the organization was moving to using social networking tools to scaffold their move from face-to-face to more online learning. So I was asked to talk about social networking and formal learning. That is, the first reason to use social networking around formal learning is to make it part of the repertoire of the community. I then segued to my second point, which is that social networking tools are better formal learning.

Help! Testing a network mapping exercise | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Testing a network mapping exercise Published by Nancy White at 2:31 pm under knowledge sharing , networks I often use a variety of paper networking mapping exercises in my face to face workshops. For our test, pick one of your networks!)

Online Learning Course Design

Tony Karrer

Here are some thoughts on the course and the implications for design of similar kinds of online learning courses. Social Network as Course Platform Like social networks generally, Ning, unfortunately feels a bit scattered. I believe that many learning experiences designed to reside in a social network will inherently feel more scattered. There's a certain amount of learning curve to get into and going on the social platform.

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How I use social media | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

I figured it would be good to exercise my memory a bit and unearth some of the key stories that led me to to my social media use today, and perhaps surface some of my patterns. Social media is a great place to fail. Social media enables this. How I use social media [.]

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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Vanity Killed the Social Media Star

Luis Suarez

Or, better said, it all comes down to, finally, come to terms with the fact that our very own self-importance has managed to destroy Social Media and just leave it at Media , as we become … it. Our social network.

On Amsterdam, bikes and the Copenhagen Wheel thingy

Adaptive Path

Day 1 (Design Strategy) kicked off on Monday with Henning , and today the Design Research session is going strong with Paula. Andrew and I are in the wings, prepping for Day 3 (Information Architecture) and Day 4 (Interaction Design.)

More on European UX Events

Adaptive Path

Below are the most interesting ones, followed by my impressions of 3 more European conferences: Euro IA, UX Russia and Design by Fire. Søren Muus was faster than me and he published an answer on the website of the newly created European Centre for User Experience (the ecux is the new name for the European IA network mentioned in the “overdoing it&# section of the newsletter). In Adaptive Path’s newsletter of September 28 , I shared my views on the European UX scene.

The Networked NGO in India

Beth Kanter

This was the launch of a peer learning group called “ The Networked NGO ,” based on the ideas in my book, The Networked Nonprofit. The four-day intensive face-to-face training was for senior level staff and their social media staffers. Program Design.

Social Media Planning and Evaluation for NGOs | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Social Media Strategy Planning & Measurement – What’s Working? With social media, however, strategy is a compass, not a map, because it is a fast changing territory. Social media, however, is like a river you swim in.

The More We DO, the Less Time We Have to REFLECT – Happy New Year 2013!

Luis Suarez

Yes, blogging is healthy, energising, inspiring, mind-blowing, in a way, if you would want to add, and perhaps what makes the Social Web unique, regardless of what other people out there keep telling you about the power of social networks.

“people are for caring”

Harold Jarche

How can we understand the complexity of human networks, especially when they are massaged by algorithms that drive our social media? Empathy is a requisite perspective for the network era. He learned socially, as we have for millennia.

the missing half of training

Harold Jarche

The Systems Approach to Training includes the ADDIE [analysis, design, development, implementation, evaluation] model, with variations used throughout industry. Robert Gagne’s Nine Events of Instruction inform much of instructional design.

2014 Education + Sydney ALERT

Dave Snowden

We designed the course over four days with a much clearer division of content. It covers the basics of complexity theory from a human systems perspective and includes things like safe-to-fail intervention design, resilience and what you can actually manage if the situation is complex.

Is There a Better Way to Social Learning?

Xyleme

Home > Learning Technologies , Social Learning > Is There a Better Way to Social Learning? Is There a Better Way to Social Learning? in light of social media. These sound a lot like the definition of Social Learning. Home About Podcasts Videos Xyleme Inc.

change the system, not the leader

Harold Jarche

It puts too much power in the hands of individuals and blocks human networks from realizing their potential. Depending on one person to always be the leader will only dumb-down the entire network. In the network era, leadership is helping the network make better decisions.

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Leadership for the Network Era

Harold Jarche

The TIMN [Tribes + Institutions + Markets + Networks] model shows how society grew from a collection of tribes, added institutions, and later developed markets. The network era began with the advent of electric communications, though it is by no means completely established.

The Trials and Tribulations of an Independent Freelancer – Your Online Bio Profile and Digital Footprint

Luis Suarez

Interestingly enough, and over the course of that quiet period from the Social Web, I eventually spent plenty of time talking to people in my close networks about the massive change and what it could well mean for yours truly as I move forward into an uncertain, yet, exciting brave new world. And right after that realisation I had that strong, big ah-ha moment, while talking to plenty of folks in my network (And many more to come, I am sure!,

Personal Learning MOOC

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Course environment: NRC01 Personal Learning will be delivered using OpenEdX and will include text-based content, videos, discussion, and exercises. We will examine how connectivist MOOCs employ social networks to facilitate and encourage multiple perspectives to emerge around a single subject or area of enquiry. He is a leading voice in online and networked learning. As a teacher and designer, he is also known as the originator of the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC

Hot topics in Working Smarter for the past 12 months

Jay Cross

How to use Twitter for Social Learning - Social Media for Working & Learning , March 20, 2010. ID – Instructional Design or Interactivity Design in an interconnected world? Social Media for Working & Learning , May 4, 2010.

Open Education, MOOCs, and Opportunities

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

These were designed originally by organizations such as the Open University, in Britain, and Canada''s Athabasca University. Technological systems based on these designs were first developed by the aviation industry, in the form of the AICC specification (Aviation Industry Computer Based Training (CBT) Committee). Content Syndication Networks The concept of content syndication originates with the newspaper industry. which is essentiallythe cMOOC design).

tensions of modern learning

Harold Jarche

As networks become the new companies, we may be moving toward a more democratic future of work, with authority distributed throughout the network. This is social learning, and it is a necessity when working in complex or chaotic environments. Use the best learning design.

Free - Web 2.0 for Learning Professionals

Clark Quinn

This 6-week, highly active, social learning event will introduce you to new methods and tools. Date Title 09/29/2008 Introduction to Social Networks 10/06/2008 Free your Favorites / Bookmarks 10/13/2008 Blogs 10/20/2008 Aggregators 10/27/2008 Wikis 11/03/2008 Implications / Summary We will be posting more details of how to get into this online experience soon. We have designed the activities for completion at your own pace.

open and connected leadership

Harold Jarche

What happens when reputation-based networked leadership comes up against hierarchical institutions and competitive market forces? Varoufakis is experimenting with open and representative politics which seeks to advance the economic and social wellbeing of those he is elected to represent.

The Trials and Tribulations of an Independent Freelancer – The Path to Self-Discovery

Luis Suarez

It’s been 3 months since I decided to quit IBM and, after the initial month of vacation that I took, things have been moving along at a faster pace by the day to the point where I’m starting to get the gist of what it is like being an independent thinker and trusted advisor on Social Business and Digital Transformation. When taking to fellow colleagues from my networks, they all confirmed that’s pretty much the new state of things for us all, independent freelancers. Our network.

perspectives on new work – synopsis

Harold Jarche

The Internet-based firm sees work and cognitive capability as networked communication. Creative learning is the fundamental process of socialization and being human. A networked business increases its intellectual capital as the nodes of the network do the same.

Happy New Year: What’s Your Theme for the Year?

Beth Kanter

I taught social media integration and “ Train the Trainers ” workshops for trainers who would be delivering the curriculum throughout Tunisia. I also designed and facilitated a nonprofit leadership institute at Pepperdine University.

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Trust me on this

Jay Cross

Monderman was asked to design a bike path for a village. Offer a variety of ways to get up to speed, from treasure hunts to finding information on the from the company’s social network. In a networked world, trust is the most important currency.

Learning is the Work

Beth Kanter

If you are not already familiar with their work, you will learn a lot about online collaboration, knowledge management, informal learning, and networks by following them. Dave Gray : Dave Gray is a guru on the topics of design, innovation, culture and change.

Alone Together - An Important New Book by Sherry Turkle

John Hagel

Our networked life allows us to hide from each other, even as we are tethered to each other.   As she relates: I tell two stories in Alone Together : today’s story of the network, with its promise to give us more control over human relationships, and tomorrow’s story of sociable robots, which promise relationships where we will be in control, even if that means not being in relationships at all. Sherry Turkle has been on a journey.

[sogeti] Andrew Keen

David Weinberger

Last night on the way to a dinner event, Michiel Boreel the CTO, explained that the company markets itself in part by holding events designed to provoke thought and controversy. He plays a bit of The Social Network , when Sean Parker says, “We lived on farms, then we lived in cities, and now we’re going to live on the Internet.” People (he cites Loic Le Meur ) are recording everything about themsevlves — his weight, his exercise runs, etc.

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Twive and Receive Approaches 100 Cities with Two Months to Go

Beth Kanter

But when Razoo designed Twive and Receive , a national giving day slated for June 14, we couldn’t help ourselves. Communities can fundraise using Twitter, other social networks, and electronic media.

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.

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.

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. is social software.

Changemakers.com: IA

Adaptive Path

Before we took the leap to design, the team felt that validating our proposed design was important, especially for a redesign that fundamentally overhauls a system’s structure. After rejecting more traditional techniques like card sorts, we hit on the idea of a scenario-based exercise to help us validate the proposed IA. Read on to discover what we did, and how to run your own scenario-based IA validation exercise. Scenario-Based IA Validation Exercise.

Connectivism and the Primal Scream

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

And it must be flexibly designed for, or we risk failure. Game designers and user experience interface artists know this principles well. And peer rewards, or the rewards of social engagement, are not considered to be the primary drivers of motivation."

Informal Learning – the other 80%

Jay Cross

People learn to build the right network of associates and the right level of expertise through informal, sometimes even accidental, learning that flies beneath the corporate radar. Learning is social. Know-how (creative skills, social practices, tacit knowing-as-doing, experience).

Beyond Free ? Open Learning in a Networked World

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

They are however designed to be standalone talks as well so hopefully you will not be as unfulfilled after the talk as you might be afraid of being. What I want to examine in this talk, is not the problem MOOCs solve at the moment but the problem MOOCs were designed to solve.

10 Best Practices for Planning Successful Crowd Funding or Giving Day Campaigns

Beth Kanter

This post shares the content and I’ll share a post about the instructional design in a second post. When nonprofits marry tried-and-true fundraising techniques with social media and online networks, they are able to tap into the power of crowd funding. Social Strategies.

Skills for Learning Professionals Part 3 | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

These three directly address the follow up question Tony left on Part 1 seeking more on what learning professionals need to know how to do to leverage the learning opportunities found in communities and networks. We might also say network weaving may need to be a bit more ego-less.

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Responses to Questions on Technology and Schools

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

We typically think of new technologies as inert, like a book or an exercise guide. This environment may be a game or a simulation, or it may be a workplace, and arena or a social network. Responses to a questionnaire for a Spanish News Agency.

Cloud - the Emergence of a New Model of Computing

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Unlike users, such members of what we sometimes refer to as the IT ecosystem are quite involved with the details of the computing model so they can design and program their applications, including what programming languages are available, what user interfaces they can design to, what system services their application can invoke, and what middleware and/or operating systems are supported. They were designed to be shared by multiple applications and many users simultaneously.

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