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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. By some definitions, just about all Web 2.0 Note you can learn more about the concept of ego-centric vs object-centric networks here ).

What Universities Must Learn About Social Networks

Jay Cross

What Universities Must Learning About Social Networks. Increasingly, businesses are looking to more social approaches to employee learning and development. THE ISSUE IS NOT whether you are going to become a socially networked university but how soon. Businesses are being transformed into social businesses. Social business is the flavor of the day in the C-suites of the Fortune 500. Networks are the glue that connects us.

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My 25 Years of Ed Tech

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

1995 – The Web Also: Plato, the Home Page In 1995 I started at Assiniboine Community College. I also needed to prove that the web could be used for online learning, so I took a guide I had created for my Grande Prairie students, Stephen's Guide to the Logical Fallacies , and published it on my website, openly licensed, free for all to use (the license was based on similar open licensing I had seen in the MUD community). My contributions included this effort in learning design.

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. The core ideas of web 2.0 Web 2.0

Irving Wladawsky-Berger: Skills for the 21st Century - Engineering Systems Solutions to Real World Challenges

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Sophisticated applications - such as those increasingly encountered in business, health care, government and education - require the ability to comprehend, synthesize and integrate lots of different factors into a holistic, human-oriented design. They are then recorded and posted in an open web site along with additional materials on the subject which will hopefully be of value to anyone trying to learn from the case study, either as part of a formal class or of a self-learning program.

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Making Software, Making Money

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

This is a social-network slash content management system written in PHP. It has been reasonably popular, particularly in the education circles for which is is designed. And then on the social network side there's Friendster, Orkut, Linked-In and all the rest. Look at Moodle and look at all the Moodle modules. Look at all the Drupal modules. If there were 100,000 ELGG networks then it is very likely there would be a revenue stream.

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. Widgets can be combined as a collection of services through web sites called ‘webtops’. Web 2.0