Growing a Bigger Brain with a Larger Social Network

Eide Neurolearning

Monday, January 31, 2011 Growing a Bigger Brain with a Larger Social Network The bigger your social network, the bigger your brain - well, at least your amygdala. To calculate your social network, fill out the Social Network Index here.

My Views on Learnist, the latest ‘social learning’ venture

Dan Pontefract

Brought to you by the makers of Grockit – an online social learning test prep service for items such as GMAT, SAT, ACT and GRE – Learnist is an attempt to crowd-source knowledge, information and content into a manner that is a cross between Web 2.0

My Views on Learnist, the latest ‘social learning’ venture

Dan Pontefract

Brought to you by the makers of Grockit – an online social learning test prep service for items such as GMAT, SAT, ACT and GRE – Learnist is an attempt to crowd-source knowledge, information and content into a manner that is a cross between Web 2.0

If I Were a Training Vendor …

Dan Pontefract

What used to take 5 days to teach … can it be done differently, incorporating formal, informal and social learning means? If so, and you are spending too much time/money on the design and development costs … maybe you should think about shifting some of your talent to informal or social learning delivery models versus spending so much time, effort and money on the ‘perfect course’ (we don’t care anymore if it’s perfect).

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): "Using Open Source Social Software as Digital Library Interface" (D-Lib Magazine)

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Top Ten AntiSpyware Apps from CNET | Main | Semi-Daily Quote/Lyric/Words of Others » March 26, 2008 "Using Open Source Social Software as Digital Library Interface" (D-Lib Magazine) ( LINK ) "This article investigates the use of social software applications indigital library environments.

Irving Wladawsky-Berger: A Dialogue on Virtual Worlds

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

» February 12, 2007 A Dialogue on Virtual Worlds Last week I moderated a panel on Transforming Healthcare, Education and Business through Virtual Worlds at the Westport (CT) Public Library. Supercomputing visualization has been successfully applied in discipline after discipline, from research in physics, chemistry and biology, to the design of buildings, cars and microprocessors, to the healthcare, pharmaceutical and life sciences industries.

[liveblog] International Conf. of Univ. Libs: Morning talks

David Weinberger

I’m at The 13th annual International Conference of University Libraries (Conferencia Internacional sobre Bibliotecas Universitarias) at the Autonomous University of Mexico in Mexico City. Her topic: “Reinventing the Library: Technology as a Catalyst.” Mariel’s group is building online scheduling of meeting with libraries. Rural students need to learn how to use the Web to search the university library. Look at user needs to design services.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Quote of the Day: Vannevar Bush - "As We May Think"

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Open Laszlo Gets Its Own Track and Big Customers for the open source webtop platform | Main | Yea!! » September 07, 2007 Quote of the Day: Vannevar Bush - "As We May Think" "Consider a future device for individual use, which is a sort ofmechanized private file and library.

[siu] Panel: Capturing the research lifecycle

David Weinberger

” It starts with design. The site helps scientists create a version readable by the public, and helps them disseminate them through social networks. Github: Libraries have uploaded 100,000 open access books, all for free. ” Q: Where do you see physical libraries fitting in? AWG: We keep track of some people’s libraries. AWG: Zenodo works with Chris Erdmann at Harvard Library.

Scaling knowledge

Harold Jarche

On the other hand, networked organizations can scale because they do not need to control every connection. Designers of these open organizational structures understand that in complex un-order, loose hierarchies and strong networks are best.

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.

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). The Creative Commons license (CC) has become widely used and today thousands of libraries and millions of resources use the license.

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.

[lodlam] Focus on helping users

David Weinberger

We have two weird paradigms in the library community: Lucene-based indexes of metadata (e.g., SNACs [??] (“Facebook for dead people”) mines finding aids to find social relationships. Me:) Having strong, usable, graphs that take advantage of what libraries know would be helpful. Response: Catalogs were designed to manage collections, not for the general public. Our library wants to build the graph.

2012?s Top articles on Working Smarter

Jay Cross

Working Smarter Daily points to ideas from design thinking, network optimization, brain science, user experience design, learning theory, organizational development, social business, technology, collaboration, web 2.0 In networks, cooperation trumps collaboration .

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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.

Leveraging the Passions of Fans

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

They are active participants in social networks. AIL’s Leveraging Engagement project is taking advantage of all the data we can now access and analyze, - including from social media and mobile devices, - to get deeper insights into the drivers of fan behavior. “It

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[liveblog] Noam Chomsky and Bart Gellman at Engaging Data

David Weinberger

It’s easier to push some buttons on your desk than to walk across the street to use the library. But the transition from no libraries to libraries was vastly greater than the transition from librarites to Internet. My phone tracks me and my social network. The more we know, the more we can design policies to keep power in place. I’m at the Engaging Data 2013 conference where Noam Chomsky and Pulitzer Prize winner (twice!)

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eLearning Conferences 2013

Tony Karrer

link] December 2-5, 2012 Big Ideas Fest: Design, Innovate, Activate, 4 th , conference focused on innovation in education , Half Moon Bay, California, USA. link] December 5-6, 2012 Social Media Marketing , Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Clayton R.

Complexity and Collaboration

Harold Jarche

The changed dynamics we experience every day through social media have the very characteristics of the edge of chaos. If you’re interested in games and social networking (super useful for eLearning and learning) then Games for Social Networks: Notes On The Design and Business of Networked Play is ace from @aquito.

Working Smarter, March 2012

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 March 1, 2012 to March 30, 2012.

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Ethan on serendipity and cosmopolitanism

David Weinberger

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. Design to “minimize isolation.&#. We now have social networks that are superb at sharing serendipitous findings.

Success Formula for Discussion Forums in Financial Services

Tony Karrer

I also checked out Nancy White’s Communities and Networks site under Discussion Forums , Case Studies of Discussion Forums , and Community Building and Discussion Forums. Business Casual , October 29, 2008 Making Intranet Discussion Groups Effective - eLearning Technology , June 15, 2006 Requirement to Social Learning Adoption #2 - Compatibility - Engaged Learning , February 24, 2009 The Holy Trinity: Leadership Framework, Learning 2.0 &

Best articles on working smarter

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.

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.

Notes from ELI 2015 Riyadh - Day One

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

A: just a way of redefining the way we have thought of education in the past - it is very difficult to measure goals, but it is possible to measure the outcomes - Q: what about social media - A: replicate them in the ''walled garden'' -- or experiment with tools (but they don''t always work) - Q: knowledge is non-reductive? - online library - cooperation & entertainment - comouter conference, social netwirks, iTines - external web 2.0

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Top Ten AntiSpyware Apps from CNET

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Semi-Daily Quote/Lyric/Words of Others | Main | "Using Open Source Social Software as Digital Library Interface" (D-Lib Magazine) » March 26, 2008 Top Ten AntiSpyware Apps from CNET ( CNET ) "Once again, we enlisted CNET Labs to design and perform our antispywaretests.

Four Heads are Better than One: A Chat about Collaborative.

Xyleme

Home > Social Learning > Four Heads are Better than One: A Chat about Collaborative & Social Learning Four Heads are Better than One: A Chat about Collaborative & Social Learning November 9th, 2009 Goto comments Leave a comment I’m going to gloat a little bit. A little background: We’ve been working on the Xyleme Voices podcast library for over a year and a half now. Home About Podcasts Videos Xyleme Inc.

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. Linking me to a chat session is the equivalent of showing me the way to the library.

[berkman] Julie Cohen on networked selves

David Weinberger

Julie Cohen is giving a Berkman lunch on “configuring the networked self.&# She’s working on a book that “explores the effects of expanding copyright, pervasive surveillance, and the increasingly opaque design of network architectures in the emerging networked information society.&# It would be better to focus on the information flows among embodied, real people who experience the network as mediated by devices and interfaces.

Sense-making with PKM

Harold Jarche

People learn socially. Together, these processes look like this: These internal and external activities are a way of moving from implicit to explicit knowledge by observing, reflecting and then putting tentative thoughts out to our networks. Social. Social. Networking.

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What Not To Build

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

It's somewhat surprising to see in 2009, given that every company, every school, every library, every museum, and every other organization, product, service and even many pets have websites. Indeed, any time something becomes popular these days, it is designated as 'a platform' (in homage to web 2.0) Don't build a new social network First we had several dozen social networking sites, like Friendster and Orkut and MySpace and Facebook.

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Why Corporate Training is Broken And How to Fix It

Jay Cross

Training departments are no more at fault than bankrupt companies like Blockbuster Video, Borders, Silicon Graphics, Nortel Networks, Circuit City, Bethlehem Steel, Smith Corona, Polaroid, Wang Labs, or Underwood Typewriters. The Industrial Age is giving way to the Network Era. Social.

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Learning = getting the job done

Jay Cross

Social/informal learning is crossing the chasm to mainstream acceptance. So they turn to social learning environments as the solution. Amazon.com blends the data they collect about their visitors and social networking to dynamically generate a customized user experience.

The Evolution of Money

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

It is the same list that comes up time and time again: smartphones and other mobile devices; the Internet and broadband wireless networks; a myriad of cloud-based services delivered from massive cloud-based data centers ; . But the disruptive consequences of e-business, social networks and online music caught most of us by surprise. I have a couple of health insurance cards, an ID card for my local library, for AAA and AARP, as well as a few store loyalty cards.

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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My Personal Passion Trajectory

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I spent more time at the Gauntlet than I did in classes, writing regularly, learning layout and graphic design, taking news photos, and arguing politics with the other 'Gauntleteers' in the office. More and more I looked into the nature of mind and knowledge, cumulating with a connectionist theory of mind and similarity-based theory of knowledge, summarized in 'The Network Phenomenon'. Blogging and Social Networks I come into the field of social networks as an outsider.

An Operating System for the Mind

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The computer, or online systems (such as Minitel) were visualized as giant electronic libraries, with the sum total of the world's knowledge at our disposal. In a world of a million facts, if you learned a hundred thousand you could get by with your basic education and a good library. But in a world of a trillion facts, your education of a hundred thousand facts is pitifully small, probably irrelevant, and no library is large enough to hold all the facts. A library on a desk.

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Last Year's Predictions For 2008, Reviewed

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Predicted: Better prioritization will lead to more purposeful activities, such as social networking to make meaningful connections as opposed to demonstrating popularity. Grade: B Social networking came into its own in 2008, raising millions of dollars for social and political causes. Useful libraries and indices of open academic content will appear, pushing commercial providers to offer some free content just to stay in the game.

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LearnTrends: Backchannel

Jay Cross

mariancasey: social network. Moderator (Clark Quinn): but things are moving too fast, networks where everyone is thinking towards the same goal) is where agility (yes, I said agile ) can flourish. Chris 2: Agile networks require collaborative learning across companies.

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.

Consciousness

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

It is not the result of some design, nor is it the result of some goal of objective. But "even the mental and cultural worlds were, it turns out, emergent results of such competences rather than consciously designing or designed realities."

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. If you're giving a talk, have clothes designated especially for your talk - wear nice clothes when you present, even if it's informal.