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Training Design

Tony Karrer

I've been struggling a bit to capture a concept that I believe represents a fairly fundamental shift in how we need to think about Training Design. Oh, and I called it Learning Design in the diagrams, but I'm afraid that it's really more about Training Design.

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.

GovLoop.the Social Network for Govt 2.0

Mark Oehlert

I am noticing a hockey stick-like moment for ning lately - at least in my circles. A full-on ning site designed for: "gov't employee (fed/state/local), public policy student/professor, good gov't organization, gov't contractor with good intentions."

How To Get Started Thinking About Online Peer Learning Communities for Nonprofit Professionals

Beth Kanter

Note from Beth: This one of my favorite photos of a workshop I designed and facilitated at SXSW called “ Peer Learning Session for Nonprofit Social Media Managers.” Ning – Popular with nonprofits, reasonably priced, may require some customization.

A linchpin culture

Harold Jarche

Henry Ford or even David Gef­fen… feed the machine, keep it run­ning smoothly, pay as little as you can, make as much as you can. and he hits the nail on the head that the industrial model for work design is no longer of much use.

Ning 11

eLearning Learning – March 1 – 15 2009

Tony Karrer

Here are the top items via eLearning Learning.

What tools should we learn?

Harold Jarche

— Tony also asked that suggested resources be provided, so here are some, copied from our Work Literacy Ning site (2008), that is in danger of getting bumped off the Net due to Ning’s new pricing policy.

Learning Communities List

Tony Karrer

As we are wrapping up the week for Learn Trends , one of the questions we faced was what to do with the Ning community that sprung up to support the conference. Courseware Development - Smaller LinkedIn group started by Ted Kopp interested in courseware design and development. Fair amount of discussion on design, development, and management of eLearning. Large, active Ning community hosted by Elliot Masie with monthly questions that spark discussions.

Effective Web Conferences – 41 Resources

Tony Karrer

Online Conference Formats - eLearning Technology , April 23, 2009 Also, if you are interested in future conferences , please go sign up on the Learn Trends Ning Group. Conferences have traditionally provided foundation knowledge for instructional designers, trainers, CLOs, and others in the field. I wanted to follow-up 19 Tips for Effective Online Conferences with some additional resources that relate to this topic.

Make imperfect copies

Harold Jarche

Meanwhile, Yammer started making some headway in business micro-blogging, but it’s a proprietary platform that could go the way of Ning and suddenly change its pricing model. Copying is an underrated business skill says Drake Bennett in Boston Globe’s The Imitation Economy.

Social Networks

Clark Quinn

I have been part of Ning groups before, but find it overwhelming, very quickly because there seems to be multiple inputs for information. Even as an organizer, when I get into the Ning group, I feel overwhelmed. Maybe this is partly design, but it's also how conversation, content spread across social networks. I don't know about ning or even facebook. The first week of our Free - Web 2.0 for Learning Professionals is wrapping up. This week we looked at Social Networks.

Tom Vander Wall Nails My Sharepoint Experience

Nancy White

When people say technology is value neutral, I say people have values and people build software, therefore the software carries the imprint of the designers’ values.

New Technology Supporting Informal Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The intent of such systems is to to facilitate the conversation and interaction around episodic learning events in a distributed environment, transforming them from elements in a linear flow-based design to free-floating objects in an environment. Ng & Wiemer-Hastings, 2005) That said, these environments, by their very nature, require intense preparation on the part of the designer. For example, a learning system called Company Command, designed by officers in the U.S.

April 2010 Great ones

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Ning’s Bubble Bursts: No More Free Networks, Cuts 40% Of Staff - TechCrunch , April 15, 2010. Coloring Outside the Wireframe: 3 Tips to Integrating Visual Design in the UX Field - Adaptive Path , April 9, 2010. Reboot: Puma and Yves Béhar Spend Three Years Designing Super-Green Shoebox - Fast Company , April 13, 2010. Designing for an uncertain world - Learnlets , April 17, 2010. Best from Informal Learning Flow. April 1, 2010 to April 30, 2010.

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 Computer programs are being designed to run in ‘virtual machines’ which can be carried from one hardware platform to another without adaptation. And specialized computer languages, such as Erlang, are designed to operate in multiple processor environments.

Conversation Learning

Clark Quinn

During this week's course, one of the more interesting things was seeing one of the members experience - My Real-Time, Real-Life Research Project (Using LinkedIn and Ning). Interestingly, I found the Moodle-specific ning through someone mentioning it in a response to my posting of the same question to one of the LinkedIn groups which I belong to. And I just learned about ning for the first time yesterday!

Online Conferences and In-Person Conferences

Tony Karrer

Ning really makes it easy to do one of these. If several people were interested in a topic, they can easily pull together a few speakers, create a ning group and set up a quick conference. Really, I'm not sure that a week long event that we've designed is the model to use. Lisa Neal asked a great question in a comment on Learn Trends 2008 - Free Online Conference : What do you see as the main differences between in person and online conferences?

Web 2.0 Applications in Learning

Tony Karrer

It was designed to be a small to medium size group discussion, but because the room was large it was very challenging to do that successfully. Initially, you can start where only your instructional designers / writers are allowed to make changes. Last week I presented a session at ASTD TechKnowledge entitled eLearning 2.0 - Applications and Implications. It could just as easily have been called Web 2.0 Applications in Learning.

CoP Series #10: Stewarding Technology for Community | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

We are designing for social learning and interaction. This is both a technological and social design issue. You are designing a “place&# where people will learn together. You are designing a place where people need to “show up.&#

CoP Series #10: Stewarding Technology for Community

Nancy White

We are designing for social learning and interaction. This is both a technological and social design issue. You are designing a “place&# where people will learn together. You are designing a place where people need to “show up.&#

What Not To Build

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Indeed, any time something becomes popular these days, it is designated as 'a platform' (in homage to web 2.0) These became platforms (see above) and then we had social network multiplier sites, like Ning. Fads Green computing Green appliances have been identified for a number of years with an "energy star" designation, a system that worked mostly because there was little business advantage to proclaiming oneself green. I get to play a government scientist on the internet.

My Take on the Top 25

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Ustream - I've done a few trial broadcasts, but haven't had an occasion to use it, Ning -I agree with Emma: "I really don’t like Ning." eXe - I will be testing this for a project, but I am not really a learning design person. Copying Emma Duke-Williams 's idea - here's Jane Hart's Slideshow of the Day list of the top 25 technologies - and where they fit (or not) in my own world: Firefox - It's my major workhorse. Don't use Flock.

Learning Outcomes

Tony Karrer

The focus of the post is really about the design of informal / social learning experiences and my belief that they need to have context for what I call Directed Learners. Michele pretty much lands right there: In designing informal learning activities, we may need to get better at helping directed and flow learning people forge a learning path for themselves to navigate the social learning space.

Tracking Hurricane Gustav on Social Media | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Tracking Hurricane Gustav on Social Media | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Top 100 eLearning Items

Tony Karrer

Second Life is not a teaching tool Tool Set 2009 New Design for My Smile Sheet The art of changing the brain Writing Less Objectionable Learning Objectives How to Convert Your PowerPoint Presentation into an Elearning Course Social Media makes this course stand out Should All Learning Professionals Be Blogging? Bryan Chapman Tips for facilitators in Ning The ‘Least Assistance’ Principle No more excuses for poor e-learning content eLearning Defined eLearning Technology.

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Networks and Communities

Tony Karrer

I also signed up to a couple Ning communities where I'm lurking. Introduction to Social Networking Introduction to Social Networking Six Steps to a Remarkably Powerful Network Weave Smarter Networks with LinkedIn How to Grow a Facebook Network Join a Ning community Before You Seek Conversation There's an acronym that everyone should know - RTFM.

Tom Vander Wall Nails My Sharepoint Experience | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

When people say technology is value neutral, I say people have values and people build software, therefore the software carries the imprint of the designers’ values. That is, it seems, the basic design paradigm.

Tom Vander Wall Nails My Sharepoint Experience | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

When people say technology is value neutral, I say people have values and people build software, therefore the software carries the imprint of the designers’ values. That is, it seems, the basic design paradigm.

Success Formula for Discussion Forums in Financial Services

Tony Karrer

April 14, 2009 Case Study: Comics in Community Communication - Community Guy , August 10, 2009 Designing an online and face-to-face learning trajectory - Joitske Hulsebosch , July 15, 2009 Employee social networking case study : Sabre's cubeless product , September 1, 2008 Understanding the difference between Forums, Blogs, and Social Networks , February 10, 2008 I want to facilitate online discussions but how do I choose the right platform?

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Federal Government Distributed Learning Association (FGDLA)

Mark Oehlert

I did want to point out that Jay has created a social network for the FGDLA using ning and it is available here. Belly laughs, guffaws and chuckles Blogging Books Catch Up Collaboration Conference News Cool Tools Copyright and Patent Gold & BS Copyrights, Patents and Trademarks Culture Current Affairs design e-Learning Resources e-Learning/e-Teaching eco EduPatents eLearning Guild Emerging Tech Errata Ethno/Anthro Film Firefox From the land of "I wonder."