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.

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. tools (their environment in particular had blogs, feeds, wikis, discussion boards, portals, and profiles), and to talk about some case studies of successes. Each of these can be accomplished well through social networking tools.

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Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Social Networks and Urbanization

John Hagel

The article provides an interesting overview of social network sites and the various roles they tend to serve, especially for kids. Here’s an early typology of social network sites that I sketched out after reading the article.

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Social Networks and Urbanization

John Hagel

The article provides an interesting overview of social network sites and the various roles they tend to serve, especially for kids. Here’s an early typology of social network sites that I sketched out after reading the article.

Designing E-Learning 3.0 in gRSShopper - 4

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I also want to be able to show slides and to include the activity feed. Instead of downloading and saving the file, you should be able to save it directly from a JSON feed generated by the gRSShopper API. Social network information is kept in the config table.

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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.

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Five Myths of Social Learning


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?

Conferences can be better, a whole lot better

Jay Cross

Encourage social networking. Perhaps make the Twitter feed visible on a separate screen in presentation rooms. DesignThe conference business is booming yet every participant has some major gripe about the way conferences are run. We all think we know better.

Musings on “community management” Part 1 | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Social network mapping and analysis skills. Today we are not often working in the confines of boundaried communities (see Post 2) so being able to see and understand the larger network is critical. Adding to Chris’s section on Strategy Understand our community’s relationship to other communities and networks in our domain. Ditto for social network mapping and analysis. Social network mapping is a skill that people need to learn.

curiosity and resolve

Harold Jarche

Jony Ive, Chief Design Officer at Apple, was the first recipient of the Stephen Hawking Fellowship at Cambridge Union. His lecture to a crowd of about 400 was covered by The Independent — Apple designer Jony Ive explains how ‘teetering towards the absurd’ helped him make the iPhone.

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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): HHS and Federal Government Blogs

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « "U.S. Im going to head over and check out the feeds from the CBO blog and the Dept. Spies Use Custom Videogames to Learn How to Think" (WIRED) | Main | The e-Learning Guilds Call for Presenters at DevLearn 2008 » May 14, 2008 HHS and Federal Government Blogs Did you know that the Secretary for Health and Human Services has a blog ? also has a nice list of other U.S.

My 25 Years of Ed Tech

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

My contributions included this effort in learning design. s easy to forget the importance of the early instant messaging services, because they played such a significant role in developing a lot of the thinking that would eventually result on social networks and more.

In praise of Texture

Dave Snowden

A National Geographic article which investigates this correlation has likened the superstitions with how to kill a vampire, or prevent it from feeding to a human desire for a sense of control over the disease. I love this cartoon by Shannon Wheeler , that was posted by the New Yorker.

The Future of Work and Learning 2: Chatbots

Jane Hart

Firstly, use of mobile devices has now exceeded use of desktop machines to access the Internet, and secondly, people are now spending more time in messaging apps than in social networks. a personalised feed of relevant curated content. Social learning

Ensuring knowledge flow through narration

Harold Jarche

As with knowledge artisans , many learners now own their knowledge-sharing networks. Today, content capture and creation tools let people tell their own stories and weave these together to share in their networks. Narration of work in social networks is flow.

professional learner’s toolkit

Harold Jarche

Jane Hart describes a Modern Professional Learner’s Toolkit as having several components: resources, networks, devices, etc. Curation Tools : My aggregator of choice is Feedly and I keep social bookmarks in Diigo.

learning in the network era

Harold Jarche

Here are some thoughts on personal and social learning in the network era. This is how far too many courses are designed and delivered. By extending the borders of work, through communities of practice and social networks, we can support social learning.

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.

Aggregation Workflow in gRSShopper

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Go to the 'add feed' page. If you are not logged in with a user account, log in - click on the link provided on the page, go to the login screen, then click on 'return to where you were' to return to the 'add feed' page. I have found registration to be absolutely necessary, otherwise you get flooded with a slew of marketing feeds). Fill in the feed information on the page - feed name, URL, optional description. For the feed administrator: 1.

What Jelly Means

Steven Berlin Johnson

But someone in my extended social network has likely experienced these white spots on their plants, or better yet, gotten rid of them. (Or, There are tools out there that would help me run the social search required to find that person. You can ask questions with pictures, and the whole service is designed to seek out the people in your extended network who might have the answer. “How

smart cities need smart citizens

Harold Jarche

The French version may be webcast, so watch my Twitter feed for updates. But this is merely the tip of the iceberg of the real potential of smart cities and digital networks. As the network era connects people and things, society needs to reconnect with the multifaceted citizen.

Social Learning Examples

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

At DevLearn, many people lamented the difficulty of explaining the benefits of social media to their managers and peers. Jane mined the submissions of her delightful tools database and came up with 100+ ways to use social media for learning. Tags: social tools

Approaching E-Learning 3.0

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

It's a broad and challenging domain that I've broken down into the following topics: I'm designing the course so that each week is one of these self-contained topics. This content will be aggregated by the course website and shared in the email newsletter and RSS feed so everyone can read it.

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A (Slightly Amended) History Of Webism

Steven Berlin Johnson

I quote from it at length here so you get some of the context: The early web magazines were Slate, Salon, Feed, and Suck—as with the best print magazines, you could count them on the fingers of one hand. Slate (funded by Microsoft) was a lighter-hearted New Republic, minus the great book reviews; Feed (funded by venture capitalists) was a more earnest version of the Village Voice. We launched before we shut down FEED and Suck.

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Life Without eMail – 5th Year Progress Report – The Community, The Movement

Luis Suarez

To design a new kind of work, a new mindset of work habits that would inspire each and everyone of us to become much more collaborative and keen on sharing our knowledge out there openly through digital tools, whatever those may well be. A social computing evangelist at heart.

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Is There a Better Way to Social Learning?


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.

Ideabox for #andyasks

Andy McAfee

I designate it with the hashtag #andyasks and suggest that all those responding do the same. Thx Here's the question for #andyasks: how are collaborative or social networking technologies impacting organization structures/reporting relationships today, and how are organizations adjusting their structures to realize the potential of these technologies? (or freelance web designer April 17, 2009 at 5:29 am so can we give you any question and you will answer on twitter ?

Autonomous learners

Harold Jarche

When was it designed? One of the limitations of instructional design is the assumption that a program can be designed and built based on the initial specifications. Engage with social media and understand how they work. Let the network solve problems for you.

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Twitter Is Where Conversations Go To Die

Luis Suarez

Twitter has now become, once again, another messaging board system, like a good bunch of them out there of the once so-called social networking sites. Once again, another social networking site biting the dust and become absorbed by that frenzy of becoming the new media.

The Spinner’s hack on journalism

Doc Searls

The Spinner* is also a hack on journalism, designed like a magic trick to misdirect moral outrage toward The Spinner’s obviously shitty business, and away from the shitty business called adtech, which not only makes The Spinner possible, but pays for most of online journalism as well.

Making pretty patterns

Euen Semple

For the last few years any time anyone has asked me to predict what will be interesting in the future of the social web I have said "seeing patterns, and what we do with the patterns that we see". If your internal social network generates patterns and data, then feed that data back to the whole network rather than keeping it the preserve of a few managers to analyse. These algorithms have been designed by a small number of technologists.

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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How to Replace Top-Down Training with Collaborative Learning (3)

Jay Cross

Technological infrastructure for social learning. In its place enters social and informal learning hubs like on-demand content, live online discussions, wikis and forums, and searchable content archives. Social computing. Learning Networks. Third post in a series.

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 - , September 21, 2009. The Singularity and the Fixed Point - Technology Review Feed – Tech Review Top Stories , September 3, 2009. Screenr - Lockergnome Blog Network , September 11, 2009.

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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).

In Defense of Ascent

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I could spend the rest of my life blocking feeds from Facebook. If you are a completely passive social media user then the majority of what you’re describing is what happens. My feed is cool. My feed is intellectual. My feed is all round a winner. Am I a completely passive social media user? Have a great social media day, guru of the e-learning glocality. You know that I prefer open and distributed networks to closed and centralized ones.

Best of working smarter for September 2011

Jay Cross

Working smarter draws upon ideas from design thinking, network optimization, brain science, user experience design, learning theory, organizational development, social business, technology, collaboration, web 2.0 patterns, social psychology, value network analysis, anthropology, complexity theory, and more. Working smarter embraces the spirit of agile software, action learning, social networks, and parallel developments in many disciplines.

Google Plus and The Social Media Moonshot

Andy McAfee

’ So I’m using G+ to contribute social content very broadly, and to consume MSM content. This is probably not what its designers envisioned. My Facebook News Feed, TweetDeck ‘All Friends’ column, and default G+ Stream all have some great content in them and I check them a lot. At its best, social media these days is like having, as the writer Margaret Atwood put it , fairies at the bottom of the garden.

Edublog Award Nominations


Home > Uncategorized > Edublog Award Nominations Edublog Award Nominations December 2nd, 2010 Goto comments Leave a comment I wanted to take a little bit of time away from busy year-end deadlines to nominate some of my favorite social media resources for this year’s Edublog awards.

Irving Wladawsky-Berger: The Soul of a Business – People, Culture and Brand

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

It is a question I have been pondering of late while thinking about how to apply engineering processes and tools and highly visual video game technologies to the design and operations of business systems, as well as trying to figure out the kinds of skills and education needed by future engineers and managers dealing with such technology-based business systems.

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.

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Working smarter

Jay Cross

Working smarter draws ideas from design thinking, network optimization, brain science, user experience design, learning theory, organizational development, social business, technology, collaboration, web 2.0 My feed reader (I use Google Reader) tracks 160 blogs.

[berkman] Beth Kolko: Form, Function and Fiction

David Weinberger

The aim is to design better technologies and policies. He groups wants to make design more aware of diversity. How do you have a conversation that brings in the hardware and software folks, and the social science folks? The question is: How do you design to accommodate this complexity. The use of phones for banking has design implications, e.g., how visible is your password? ICTs as strengthener of social neworks.