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STEPHEN DOWNES: HALF AN HOUR [eLgg] Ascent from Social Media
| THURSDAY, AUGUST 11, 2016
People have tried to build alternatives, like Elgg and Diaspora and App.net and pump.io The sad part is, most of you won't read this message. Not because you don't want to. You probably do. You actually followed me just for that purpose. But because your social network is lying to you. As of today my Facebook page OLDaily has 638 'likes'. This mean s 638 people think they are following the page. Yet when I post an article on that page, it reaches a small percentage of that audience.
- [eLgg] Beyond Institutions Personal Learning in a Networked World
Ben Werdmuller, with Dave Tosh, built a thing called Elgg a while back, which is now widely respected as a social networking environment for learning. by Stephen Downes Introduction: What learners Need Sorry, I forgot to turn on the audio recording. That''s how you start a broadcast, with dead air. Thank you very much it''s a pleasure to be here. Quick mike check. Mike check, everything good? I always wanted to do a mike check at the London School of Economics.
JAY CROSS [eLgg] 195 posts about MOOCs
| TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2013
The Importance of Elgg in the Future of Learning. And I’d love to run the next MOOC in Elgg. When I survey the landscape of educational tools, I come to the following conclusion: Elgg is the most important tool, currently available, in shaping the future of learning. Why Elgg? Page 1 of 2. Previous | Next. GEORGE SIEMENS. JUNE 3, 2012. What is the theory that underpins our moocs?
JANE HART [eLgg] From “learning technologies” to “social technologies”
| THURSDAY, JUNE 14, 2012
These might be proprietary systems like Jive , Podio , Yammer , Socialcast , or open source software, like WordPress / Buddypress or Elgg. Social technologies now play a big part in everything we do, and it is quite clear that many knowledge workers use a variety of social tools and networks not only to help them get work done, but also to learn efficiently while on the job.
GEORGE SIEMENS [eLgg] Rejected: On being disappointed, sorta
| FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2012
The platform will be based on the open source ELGG tool and will include customization to reflect personalized learning content as well as advanced analytics on learner behaviour. I’ve never really actively “looked for work” In my late teens, my brother and I started a series of restaurants (we owned and operated seven in total). The hospitality field is very hard, however, on families and relationships as it consumes an enormous amount of time.
STEPHEN DOWNES: HALF AN HOUR [eLgg] E-Learning: Générations
| SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2012
Enl'éducation, sans doute l'acteur majeur de cette époque était Elgg, à cetteépoque et elle est encore à ce jour, une nouvelle technologie. ( English version ) Ces dernières années, j'ai travaillé sur deux grandsconcepts: d'abord, la théorie de l'apprentissage en ligne connectivist, quiconsidère l'apprentissage comme un processus de réseau et, deuxièmement, lemassif cours ouverts en ligne, ou MOOC, qui est une instanciation de ceprocessus.
STEPHEN DOWNES: HALF AN HOUR [eLgg] E-Learning Generations
| SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2012
In education, probably themajor player from this era was Elgg, at that time and still to this day a noveltechnology. ( version française ) In recent years I have been working on two major concepts:first, the connectivist theory of online learning, which views learning as anetwork process; and second, the massive open online course, or MOOC, which isan instantiation of that process. These, however, represent only the mostrecent of what can be seen as a series of 'generations' of e-learning.
GEORGE SIEMENS [eLgg] I need some help
| FRIDAY, JANUARY 27, 2012
But I benefit daily from open source software – my blogs are wordpress, the server that hosts my sites runs LAMP, at work I use ELGG ( the Landing ), for open courses we use gRSShopper , etc. On February 8, I’ll be delivering a talk at TEDxEdmonton’s event Rethinking Open Source Culture. In 2003 I posted a few articles online on open source movements and learning: Open source p.I , Open Source p.II , and Why we should share learning material.
- [eLgg] The Role of Open Educational Resources in Personal Learning
There’s Elgg, which isan open source social network software for learning, Atutor, LAMS (LearningActivity Management System), and more types of software are available aSchoolforge.
GEORGE SIEMENS [eLgg] Stephen Downes: ebook on openness
| FRIDAY, AUGUST 19, 2011
It includes a few classics (to the degree that our field has classics), such as his discussion with Dave Tosh (co-founder of Elgg) on the role of openness in economics or earning a living and numerous encounters with David Wiley.
GEORGE SIEMENS [eLgg] Google+ – fundamental misunderstanding of networks?
| SUNDAY, JULY 10, 2011
Within our research on social network software at Athabasca University (the Elgg-based The Landing ), we (mainly Jon Dron, actually) have been looking at ways to create different representations of activity streams to meet the needs of different contexts. Elgg – with its varied activity feed – is an early implementation of Circles. I’ve been playing around with Google+. As others have stated, it’s Google’s best foray into social networking.
GEORGE SIEMENS [eLgg] Information: What am I missing?
| MONDAY, MAY 30, 2011
Landing (Elgg), Twitter, Facebook. What can we do now with information that we could not do in the past? I’ve abused Kauffman’s concept of the adjacent possible by applying it to the new opportunities, untapped potential, and levels of complexity, that arise with the development of something new. In this case, the “something new is the ways in which new tools allow us to mess around with information.
- [eLgg] Hard is Easy, Soft is Hard
changes things – like Elgg, it is a plug-in based environment, so your Moodle 2.0 So we have: - hard systems, like Yahoo’s predefined indices, which was easy to use - soft systems, like Google, with no predefined categories, but was harder to use Example: Elgg at Athabasca. But the ‘softer’ (less predefined) system of Elgg is harder to use, especially within a hard (entrenched, institutionalized, calcified) system like Athabasca.
STEPHEN DOWNES: HALF AN HOUR [eLgg] TTI Vanguard Conference Notes - 6
| WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2010
Demo of the social networking platform it's based on ELGG ) [link] We have about 3300 users already, 800 from outside the corporation - our users latched on to it because it did fill a need in having multi-organization groups.
HAROLD JARCHE [eLgg] The Learning Layer – Review
| THURSDAY, JULY 29, 2010
Even without a full product comparison, I would say that several other platforms, including open source Elgg or Drupal can do much of this. The Learning Layer: Building the next level of intellect in your organization , begins with some solid insights on how learning is the key to performing in the networked workplace. Learning has been the traditional realm of HR while most systems are supported by IT.
GEORGE SIEMENS [eLgg] Moving social networked learning forward
| THURSDAY, JULY 8, 2010
The Landing is a social network (based on Elgg) that we’ve deployed to increase social connectedness at Athabasca. I’ve mentioned Athabasca University’s Landing previously. I’ve posted a few thoughts on what needs to be done to move social networked learning forward
HAROLD JARCHE [eLgg] DIY is here
| TUESDAY, JUNE 29, 2010
Open source Elgg may replace Ning with a non locked-in platform, but its success remains to be seen. Over three years ago I wrote that the future of learning is DIY : With Google you can find most information that you need. YouTube is a quick and easy way to get “learning objects” to the world. Apple gives the essential tools for knowledge workers, and in a nice package. Wikipedia has shown that the wisdom of crowds is just as good as the wisdom of elites.
HAROLD JARCHE [eLgg] Introduction to Social Networking
| MONDAY, JUNE 21, 2010
We are operating this class on the Ning platform [the description of how we used Ning still pertains to other social networking platforms such as Elgg or Grou.ps ]. NOTE: Elgg will soon be offering a hosted and open source alternative to Ning. As our Work Literacy Ning site (2008) is in danger of getting bumped off the Net due to Ning’s new pricing policy , I will post some of the key articles here so we don’t lose them.
- [eLgg] May – June 15 Great Ones
The Importance of Elgg in the Future of Learning , May 6, 2010. The Importance of Elgg in the Future of Learning , May 6, 2010. Best of Informal Learning Flow. May 1, 2010 to June 14, 2010. The following are the top items from featured sources based on social signals. 12 Things Good Bosses Believe - HarvardBusiness.org , May 28, 2010. What is data science? OReilly Radar , June 2, 2010. 10 techniques to massively increase retention - Donald Clark Plan B , May 28, 2010.
- [eLgg] Connectivism and Transculturality
Here's you, at the centre, it's represented in this case by Elgg because the people from Elgg created this diagram, it's a version of the diagram created by Scott Wilson, and then you at the centre are connected to all kinds of different things, different people, different applications online. Transcript of my talk delivered to Telefónica Foundation, Buenos Aires, Argentina. - Communities as Networks As you can see we are broadcasting live to a worldwide audience of 27 people.
GEORGE SIEMENS [eLgg] The Importance of Elgg in the Future of Learning
| THURSDAY, MAY 6, 2010
When I survey the landscape of educational tools, I come to the following conclusion: Elgg is the most important tool, currently available, in shaping the future of learning. Disclaimer: I was on an advisory board for Elgg when it first started, though the board never really did much, but I mention it now so it looks like I might be cool). Why Elgg? They recently announced a hosted Elgg service. And I’d love to run the next MOOC in Elgg.
HAROLD JARCHE [eLgg] Identifying a collaboration platform
| WEDNESDAY, MAY 5, 2010
I recently described one such platform – Elgg: it’s a community effort : Another platform that I have used since its early days is Elgg , an open source social networking platform that attracted me because of its unique underlying model. We started using Elgg for an online medical community of practice in 2004 after going through dozens of platforms. The key differentiator of Elgg is that the individual [worker] is the centre of all the action.
GEORGE SIEMENS [eLgg] Ning cancels “free”
| THURSDAY, APRIL 15, 2010
Which is why I’m quite pleased that we’re using Elgg for our institutional learning/collaboration network at Athabasca University: the Landing. Big news today from Ning: no more free networks (and 40% staff layoffs). Hosted services are great – as long as you can pull your data out (a significant value to Google’s data liberation project). Many educators use Ning for creating social networks. But, for Ning, ad revenue has not been able to meet their financial needs.
HAROLD JARCHE [eLgg] Beta, data and more
| FRIDAY, APRIL 2, 2010
This reminds me how important it is to own your data , and the following show two open source options to Ning’s Software as a Service (SaaS) platform: @elggdotcom “there is a hosted version of Elgg coming in May. Here’s what I learned on Twitter this past week: @literacyadviser “The only truly effective web filter is an educated mind. via @ jonhusband. dweinberger “The only way I know to solve big problems anymore is to do it in public..
HAROLD JARCHE [eLgg] Elgg: it’s a community effort
| MONDAY, MARCH 29, 2010
Another platform that I have used since its early days is Elgg , an open source social networking platform that attracted me because of its unique underlying model. We started using Elgg for an online medical community of practice in 2004 after going through dozens of platforms. The key differentiator of Elgg is that the individual is the centre of all the action. We liked Elgg so much that we paid to develop a calendar function and then gave the code to the community.
JAY CROSS [eLgg] LearnTrends Live: Jane Hart
| TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2009
Installs social learning system based on ELGG. Created a site where learning professionals could experiment with using ELGG. Users find ELGG quite intuitive. Jane Hart. Customization. Open source. Supporting infrastructure. At first, people came to network. Now the system hosts courseware. It’s become SoLearn (short to Social Learning) because that’s what it’s about. Jane walks us through SoLEARN.
JAY CROSS [eLgg] So many thoughts, so little time
| MONDAY, JULY 6, 2009
Using Elgg as as Social Learning platform , May 2, 2009. The top posts from sources selected for Informal Learning Flow in the first six months of 2009: Work on Stuff that Matters: First Principles - OReilly Radar , January 11, 2009. 50 Essential Strategies For Creating A Successful Web 2.0 Product - Dion Hinchcliffe’s Web 2.0 Blog , January 26, 2009. How to Revise an Email So That People Will Read It - HarvardBusiness.org , April 14, 2009.
TONY KARRER [eLgg] eLearning Learning - Best of May
| MONDAY, JUNE 8, 2009
May 19, 2009 25 Tools: A Toolbox for Learning Professionals 2009 , May 19, 2009 The End in Mind " A Post-LMS Manifesto , May 8, 2009 Micro-blogging at Work , May 30, 2009 Using Elgg as as Social Learning platform , May 2, 2009 Learning with 'e's: e-Learning 3.0 , May 4, 2009 Does technology change the nature of knowledge? eLearning Learning Hot List May 1, 2009 to May 31, 2009 Here is the best stuff from May 2009 via the eLearning Learning site. Hope you enjoy.
- [eLgg] Moodle Course Conversion
Unlike Drupal or ELGG, Moodle enables you to set up courses and learning environments without any programming skills… as long as you have a step-by-step guidebook like this one. Moodle is an open source course management system with a wide following. The Open University in the UK uses it to support 200,000 distance learners. My friends at CV&A in Spain have implemented Moodle to support informal learning in numerous corporations.
TONY KARRER [eLgg] Desire2Learn Mobile FLV - eLearning from Last Week
| TUESDAY, MAY 12, 2009
9 Free Tools That Help Me Build Better E-Learning , May 5, 2009 Control and Community: A Case Study of Enterprise Wiki Usage , May 4, 2009 Using Elgg as as Social Learning platform , May 2, 2009 Learning with 'e's: e-Learning 3.0 , May 4, 2009 Learning 2.0 , May 5, 2009 Become a chief meta-learning officer , May 3, 2009 The Future of eLearning is Social Learning , May 2, 2009 Are You a Super Learner? , Here what eLearning Learning thinks is the most interesting stuff from last week.
- [eLgg] New Technology Supporting Informal Learning
Software to create social networks is the logical successor to content management systems such as Drupal, and in the field of learning, the most prominent such system is Elgg. In addition to supporting content creation and the creation of networks of friends among members, Elgg allowed people to import content from remote sites and to syndicate this content through the use of RSS feeds. Retrieved from Drupal: [link] Elgg. Retrieved from Elgg: [link] Foreman, J.
CLARK QUINN [eLgg] Social Media Goals
| THURSDAY, APRIL 2, 2009
Drupal is an open source CMS that’s been used for social media, and Elgg similarly started as an open source portfolio tool but has expanded. I spent yesterday touring the Web 2.0 expo (part of the time with fellow miscreant Jay Cross ), and it led me to think a bit more about social media tools and approaches. After touring the floor, having lunch, and touring the floor some more before the keynotes, my reflections have to do with hybrids and implementation.
HAROLD JARCHE [eLgg] Sense-making with PKM
| THURSDAY, MARCH 12, 2009
Elgg (OS). Note: This is a revised HTML version of previous PDF’s posted on the site , which should make it easier for sharing. We may learn on our own but usually not by ourselves. People learn socially. In looking at how we can make sense of the growing and changing knowledge in our respective professional fields, I see two parallel processes that support each other. One is internally focused, as in “How do I learn this?”
HAROLD JARCHE [eLgg] Selecting OS learning technology platforms
| WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 28, 2009
I would add Elgg to mix if there is an interest in the functionality of Ning, but with the advantage of open source. Dave Cormier has written a great article on selecting a content management system (CMS). Dave discusses three platforms, all of which I have used - WordPress , Moodle , Drupal. All are open source and there are a variety of hosting models available for most budgets.
CLARK QUINN [eLgg] Social Networks
| SATURDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2008
Conversation included LinkedIn, Ning, MySpace, Orkut, PLE, Plurk, Utterli, Twitter, Elgg, Xing, Edmoto, wow, there are a lot of these things to consider. The first week of our Free - Web 2.0 for Learning Professionals is wrapping up. 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.
HAROLD JARCHE [eLgg] Harold Jarche » Best open source social networking platform
| THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2008
TONY KARRER [eLgg] 100 eLearning Articles and White Papers
| MONDAY, APRIL 28, 2008
Elgg, Drupal, and Moodle -- the components of an online learning environment | FunnyMonkey - Tools for Teachers 59. My collection of eLearning Articles, White Papers, Blog Posts, etc. just reached 100. Thought I'd share. No particular order to these. Creating Passionate Users: Crash course in learning theory 2. Keeping Up with the Pace of Change Informal learning will help employees survive in the future workplace 3. Understanding E-Learning 2.0
TONY KARRER [eLgg] Facebook Platform
| WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2007
In fact, LMS, Elgg, Flickr, del.icio.us, Wikis, Blogs, Discussion Groups, Amazon, hmmm, the list gets long quickly. Stephen Downes picked up my post on Facebook As a Learning Platform. He commented: To be clear, I do not think that Facebook itself is really a learning environment. It's a large, centralized piece of software that is getting creaky with use (we've seen more outages and the PHP code is once again dumping itself into users' browsers).
STEPHEN DOWNES: HALF AN HOUR [eLgg] Stager, Logo and Web 2.0
| TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2007
Moodle and Elgg , for example, adopt explicitly Constructivist theories to inform their design and development. Gary Stager offers an impressive assessment of the use of Web 2.-0 0 tools in learning by virtue of an extended comparison between those tools and Logo, the revolutionary e-learning system developed by Seymour Papert in the 1960s. His criticisms are directed mostly toward David Warlick and others who are advocating the 'revolutionary' use of Web 2.0 tools in schools.
HAROLD JARCHE [eLgg] Harold Jarche » Elgg powers business and academic community
| THURSDAY, MAY 17, 2007
JOHN HAGEL [eLgg] Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Complacency and Web 2.0
| WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11, 2007
and ads) with Elgg (open source with Web 2.0 Edge Perspectives with John Hagel Exploration of emerging innovations on a broad array of edges that are rising up to challenge the core About Recent Posts The Great Reset Passion and Flow Economic Recovery? Dont Count On It.
TONY KARRER [eLgg] Too Many Social Networks?
| FRIDAY, MARCH 30, 2007
If you watched the Brandon Hall network fail or have participated in Elgg then it shouldn't really come as much of a surprise that all of the recent Ning networks are going to get a similar reaction as David's. I just read David Warlicks' post - I Just Don't Get it Yet â€" Social Networks where he discusses his recent experience with several Ning generated social networks including: I've joined Library 2.0 , School 2.0 , and Classroom 2.0.
TONY KARRER [eLgg] Open Source Business Model
| MONDAY, MARCH 5, 2007
Dave Tosh laments - Elgg is the most popular white label social networking platform in the world powering over 2000 networks. However, Elgg could power 100,000 networks and it would make no difference - there is no revenue stream as we give everything away under a GPL license. A friend of mine has a company that builds open source applications in spaces that are a bit less innovative than Elgg, but they do very well financially through the packaging and support models.
- [eLgg] Making Software, Making Money
The project to which he refers, of course, is ELGG. It was crowded even when ELGG launched. Here's the question to ask: would ELGG have had any measure of success had it been subscription-based software? As open source software goes, ELGG is almost unique in its intent to create a revenue stream for its producer. My relation with ELGG, if I am to be perfectly honest, is exactly as described. This is why they treat ELGG as a business.
STEPHEN DOWNES: HALF AN HOUR [eLgg] Explode
| SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2007
Now - yes, it's distributed, in that I don't need to use specific software (such as ELGG) to create my friends network. Nothing against ELGG, it's great, but I use my own software. It allows me to join networks where ELGG used to cut me off. My comments to Dave Tosh on the launch of Explode. Pretty nifty.
TONY KARRER [eLgg] Product Vendor Blogs - Where are They?
| TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2007
If you look on my link roll, there's one from Articulate, elgg, ummm. Another thought just occurred to me based on my last post Innovation Geography Based and Innovation in eLearning. Ben Werdmuller posted his comments on this Does location matter for web startups? and asked about innovation in eLearning, especially innovation that leads to products. One thing that just dawned on me is how few product vendor blogs there are in eLearning.
HAROLD JARCHE [eLgg] Harold Jarche » Open Source – you get what you pay for
| MONDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2006
- [eLgg] Education, Technology and Myth
This resulted in a system that is very different from Moodle, which developed with constructivist theory specifically in mind, and even more from ELGG, which is probably the closest thing we have today to a connectivist application. Responding to Norm Friesen, E-Learning Myth #2: Technology Drives Educational Change In this post, various propositions have been collected under a single heading.
HAROLD JARCHE [eLgg] Harold Jarche » Elgg and the LMS Patent
| MONDAY, AUGUST 21, 2006
TONY KARRER [eLgg] Where are open source learning applications?
| FRIDAY, JULY 28, 2006
In it he points to the learning space and says that the current status of open-source learning applications is: Innovators - Elgg Learning Landscape and several others Early Adopters - Moodle and a few others Early Majority - nobody Late Majority - forget about it I would tend to agree with him that there are relatively few open-source learning applications, but would add a few thoughts. Good post by Harold Jarche - Where are open source learning applications?
HAROLD JARCHE [eLgg] Harold Jarche » Open Source LMS
| SUNDAY, JUNE 25, 2006