The Social Network Is the Computer

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

“Human beings have always been a social species,” writes MIT professor Sinan Aral in the opening paragraph of The Hype Machine , his recently published book. “We’ve been communicating, cooperating, and coordinating with one another since we were hunting and gathering.”

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 ).

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Free - Web 2.0 for Learning Professionals

Clark Quinn

Work Literacy and the eLearning Guild are partnering to provide you with a great (and free) opportunity to get up to speed on Web 2.0 This 6-week, highly active, social learning event will introduce you to new methods and tools. This is your opportunity to ramp up your understanding of Learning 2.0 Each week we will share new activities that will allow you to explore different Web 2.0 We have designed the activities for completion at your own pace.

Social Networks

Clark Quinn

The first week of our Free - Web 2.0 This week we looked at Social Networks. Here are some thoughts on this topic, especially thoughts around social networks for learning. Starting with Social Networking was a blessing and a curse. Social networks have a tendency to be a bit messy. Virginia Yonkers told us - I would like to know how to manage the information flows in social networks.

Stager, Logo and Web 2.0

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Gary Stager offers an impressive assessment of the use of Web 2.-0 His criticisms are directed mostly toward David Warlick and others who are advocating the 'revolutionary' use of Web 2.0 I think his criticisms are effective against the School 2.0 And I think that it is because the School 2.0 However, there are some primary differences between Logo (and its variants) and the panoply of Web 2.0 tools, including: The Web 2.0 The Web 2.0

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.

Google+ may miss the big opportunity: spanning internal and external social networks

Trends in the Living Networks

As many others have expressed, it is very frustrating to be delayed several months into the hottest new social space because we are more dedicated Google users than others. Individuals build social networks around their Profiles, and companies, brands, media etc. build Pages (in Facebook) in which there are slightly different parameters on how you communicate with their network. Some of your colleagues will also be in your social network. Enterprise 2.0

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: SOA Versus Web 2.0?

John Hagel

At the end of last year, I posted on the relevance of Web 2.0 For those who have not been following my blog, I attempted my own definition of Web 2.0 Some of Dions key postings on this topic are "Running a business on Web-based software" , "Web 2.0 " and "Web 2.0 The discussions in these forums raise one key issue: what is the relationship between Web 2.0 The Global SOA" and "Is Web 2.0

Social Media and the Future: Keynote slides at CIO Summit

Trends in the Living Networks

This afternoon I am giving a keynote on Social Media and the Future at the Australian CIO Summit in the Gold Coast. As always, my keynote slides are shared with the proviso that they are designed to accompany my presentation and are NOT intended to be useful on their own. Keynote: Social Media and the Future from Ross Dawsn. Enterprise 2.0 Future of work Keynote speaker Social media Social networks Web 2.0

Why microblogging has moved to the heart of enterprise social initiatives

Trends in the Living Networks

I recently wrote Why conversational skills are needed to create a high-performance, engaged, networked organization , reflecting on an executive roundtable discussion I lead as part of the 21st anniversary celebrations of the Graduate School of Business of the University of New England. Of all the social media platforms microblogging is the most akin to conversation,” he said. When I wrote Implementing Enterprise 2.0 Enterprise 2.0

Keynote slides: Building Success in a Connected World

Trends in the Living Networks

The usual disclaimers apply: these slides are designed to accompany my presentation and not to stand alone. Cloud Crowdsourcing Enterprise 2.0 Keynote speaker SME Technology Social media Social networks Twitter Web 2.0Tomorrow morning I give the breakfast keynote at Think Business 2011 , making it my third keynote this week.

Using social media to track and drive organizational success metrics

Trends in the Living Networks

This week I was MC for the AHRI HR Technology conference , and ran one of the workshops on the following day, on Creating Results Using Social Media. A real highlight of the conference was the Social Media: Risks and Rewards panel, which I chaired, with the participation of a fantastic cast of Peter Williams of Deloitte, Steve Barham of LinkedIn, Laurel Papworth of The Community Crew, and Sam Mutimer of ThinkTank Media. Get going with social media. Enterprise 2.0

The many and varied risk factors in Facebook’s IPO

Trends in the Living Networks

Certain competitors, including Google, could use strong or dominant positions in one or more markets to gain competitive advantage against us in areas where we operate including: by integrating competing social networking platforms or features into products they control such as search engines, web browsers, or mobile device operating systems; by making acquisitions; or by making access to Facebook more difficult. Social media Social networks Uncategorized Web 2.0

Performance - Collaboration - Social Network Analysis - eLearning Hot List

Tony Karrer

eLearning Learning Hot List June 1, 2009 to June 12, 2009 Top Posts The following are the top posts from featured sources based on social signals. eLearning Technology , June 3, 2009 Student Guide: Introduction to ‘Wikis’ in Blackboard - Don't Waste Your Time , June 12, 2009 Discovering Instructional Design 11: The Kemp Model - The E-Learning Curve , June 10, 2009 I Say Instructional Designer, You Say Tomah-toe - Learning Visions , June 9, 2009 Attribution in a Web 2.0

7 Shifts: The Future of Social Media and Internal Communications

Trends in the Living Networks

Melcrum recently released a report on How to use social media to solve critical communication issues , with as usual some great case studies and many practical insights. I was asked to write the closing section in the report, on The Future of Social Media and Internal Communications. The Future of Social Media and Internal Communications. The most important implication of the rise of social media is that companies will increasingly diverge in how they communicate internally.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): New Web 2.0 Visualization/Explanation from Ross Dawson

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Blogger/Blogspot Will Not Resolve To *.mil mil domains | Main | Quote of the Day » August 17, 2007 New Web 2.0 Visualization/Explanation from Ross Dawson I find it interesting that even as we stand hip deep in the curved corner and pastel colored waters of Web 2.0, well have 2.0 books futures Web 2.0

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): "Is Web 2.0 Safe?" (MSN article)

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Gorman and Keen Need a Bicycle Built for Two (but built only by certified, qualified, licensed bicycle experts of course) | Main | Presence and Learning (Ray Sims) » July 02, 2007 "Is Web 2.0 MSN article) Here is the shocking synopsis of this article : Security needs to be better in Web 2.0 books futures Web 2.0

MySpace's new strategy: building a new and valuable space in social content

Trends in the Living Networks

As it happens AllThingsD yesterday put up an interesting article Trying Out a Revamped Myspace which includes this brief video review - well worth watching: The essence of the new MySpace strategy is becoming a social content platform for entertainment that complements Facebook, which has long clearly won the social network battle. design with some hip, artist-designed themes. The result is an app that takes into account what you like and what’s hot on the web.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): SCORM 2.0 and Web 2.0 Considerations

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « A Flashback to an Angry Bill Gates | Main | The Definitive iPhone eCard » July 14, 2008 SCORM 2.0 and Web 2.0 Considerations Ive posted before about how I think that much of the technical architecture that underpins the commercial e-learning marketplace is several years behind the 2.0 I do think that LETSI is trying to head down this road with their SCORM 2.0

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. The great news is that social and informal learning don’t require new systems because learning can take place on the same “platform” as the existing social network, if a company already has one. Social computing. Learning Networks.

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 An individual can electronically grab photos, videos, articles, blogs and facts from all sorts of Web 2.0 It is attempting to mash up the user experience of current Web 2.0 enterprise 2.0

Five Myths of Social Learning

Xyleme

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. According to a McKinsey executive survey , a whopping 71% of enterprises are using Web 2.0 The Web 2.0

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): "Object-Centered Sociality" or What is Really at the Heart of Social Networks

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « "A Technology Flip Test: Introducing Channels in a World of Platforms" (Andrew McAfee) | Main | The Pentagon Channel - Embracing Video Big Time » September 01, 2007 "Object-Centered Sociality" or What is Really at the Heart of Social Networks I couldve sworn I had posted about this before but I cant find it.but talk about old.the spur for this post is from 2005!

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 An individual can electronically grab photos, videos, articles, blogs and facts from all sorts of Web 2.0 It is attempting to mash up the user experience of current Web 2.0 enterprise 2.0

Learning = getting the job done

Jay Cross

Social/informal learning is crossing the chasm to mainstream acceptance. Without a doubt, Web 2.0 By leveraging the thinking and approaches, as well as the tools and technologies, of the Web 2.0 With the advent of “Web 2.0,” we can begin to move beyond the next generation of e-Learning to the next generation of learning itself: Learning 2.0. Learning 2.0 So they turn to social learning environments as the solution. Web 2.0,

The Future IMS Learning Design

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The Future IMS Learning Design What is the future of learning design? Joel Greenberg My own personal view: maybe the world is moving on, and maybe the idea of 'design' is a bit old fashioned. I have been looking at the world of social networking, and my mind is moving away from the model where we are the experts and package the knowledge and sequence it. The idea is to lead academics to a lightweight narrative, and having them design around it.

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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. The Joiner/Collector --For those who want to delve more deeply into a particular Web 2.0

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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): The Tool Kit Edition

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Mindmapping Mindmaps by Using a Mindmap (and additional aliterations) | Main | Live from Adaptive Paths UX » August 12, 2007 The Tool Kit Edition Alright.lets clear out those tabs Ive been holding on to for too long now. 100 websites you should know and use (via the TED Blog ) 13 Online Generators for Web 2.0 books futures Web 2.0

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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Register Now for DevLearn 08 and save Millions! (or probably less than that but still cheaper)

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Geez. cmon, San Jose, great sessions, Tim OReilly is keynoting.that dude invented "Web 2.0" books futures Web 2.0 13 GBs per second on the Firefox 3 download. Main | Fear the Coolness of my new Firefox bag! » June 18, 2008 Register Now for DevLearn 08 and save Millions! (or or probably less than that but still cheaper) ( DevLearn Link ).cmon,

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): A Collection of Top Ten Lists / Predictions Posts (feel free to add your own!)

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Two Very Different Views of Publishing (heres a hint.I The first stop MUST be the Learning Circuits Blog "Big Question" The top Enterprise Web 2.0 stories of 2007 (Dion Hinchcliffe) Highlight: Widgets, gadgets, and roaming desktops on the Web showed enterprises how portals should really work as well as be dis-intermediated. 12 predictions for Enterprise Web 2.0

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): The Danger of "Quick Wins

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Off Topic: Lets look at this at this as a chance to learn about oil | Main | Hinchcliffe Visual on Next-Gen Apps » June 23, 2008 The Danger of "Quick Wins As I become more and more convinced that implementing next-gen/Web 2.0 books futures Web 2.0

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-Clippings (Learning As Art): The Invention of Good Games:Understanding Learning Design in Commercial Video Games (Katrin Becker thesis)

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Worlds for Study: Invitation - Virtual Worlds for Studying Real-World Business (and Law, and Politics, and Sociology, and.) (by "In order to design educational games that remain effective as bothgames and as learning objects, it is necessary to understand howsuccessful games teach. books futures Web 2.0

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Facebbok apps now work on other sites.what is the hard part to figure out here?

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Small Basket of MindMapping Items | Main | Small Basket of Virtual World Items » February 28, 2008 Facebbok apps now work on other sites.what is the hard part to figure out here? A few weeks ago, a story came out about how Facebook will allow apps built for Facebook to work on other Web sites. Blends and extends the power of a social network outside of the Web site of that network.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): 12th Annual Webby Award Winners.Nicely done and nicely designed.

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Mobility Means Your Desktop.even in Linux | Main | "Correcting the violent video game rhetoric" (CNet.com) » May 19, 2008 12th Annual Webby Award Winners.Nicely done and nicely designed. Love the design. Dont believe that these efforts find the absolute best on the Web but believe that they probably gather a nice starter set.go books futures Web 2.0

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Single-Site Browsers: Interesting Design Development or Battle for the Desktop?

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Geek Alert - Joke About Large Hadron Collider Ahead | Main | Audiko - Create Free Ringtones - even for the iPhone » March 27, 2008 Single-Site Browsers: Interesting Design Development or Battle for the Desktop? MSFT, Adobe and Firefox are among the big players developing ways to run Web apps (e.g. books futures Web 2.0

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Hey Designers! How some arrogance with that humility?!

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « "World Privacy Forums Top Ten Opt Outs" | Main | DoWeb Comics Offer Another Way to Handle Content and Crowds? » October 31, 2007 Hey Designers! " October 31, 2007 in design | Permalink TrackBack TrackBack URL for this entry: [link] Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Hey Designers! books futures Web 2.0

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Engaging Web design from Dutch dept. store HEMA (props to my dad for the link)

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Latest Results of Favorite Conferences (Lets Get Out the Vote!) | Main | Arrgghh!!! » January 30, 2008 Engaging Web design from Dutch dept. is a good price for the "ghettoblaster" January 30, 2008 in design | Permalink TrackBack TrackBack URL for this entry: [link] Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Engaging Web design from Dutch dept.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): GDC Update 9: The Game Design Challenge

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Dead Alewives: Dungeons and Dragons | Main | Back from GDC (and a free virtual world event) » February 21, 2008 GDC Update 9: The Game Design Challenge OK.so Evidently the big takeaway there was that you can social experiences in both and that those experiences will be different. Designed to build community between dogs and owners. books futures Web 2.0

The Illusion of Control

Luis Suarez

Whether that may well be rather accurate, or not, you can tell me in the comments below what you think about it, if you wish, I have got this little theory going on in my mind that we, knowledge (Web 2.0) workers, may have to blame ourselves for that to happen in this Social, Digital Age. We seem to have become just that, pure data , i.e. * the* product , leaving out entirely our networks, connections and relationships. .

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Video Killed the Radio Star but What About the Instructional Designer?

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « All Hail the Cult of the Amateur!! Main | Alternative and Activist Search Engines » June 21, 2007 Video Killed the Radio Star but What About the Instructional Designer? Feature wise, many of the same features and employing some nice design as well. books futures Web 2.0

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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. We talked about building a repository of web 2.0 Jane mined the submissions of her delightful tools database and came up with 100+ ways to use social media for learning. Next, Jane details using social media for different types of learning. Tags: social tools

February’s Top 50 Posts 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.