Google+ – fundamental misunderstanding of networks?

George Siemens

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’m gsiemens on Facebook and Twitter. Facebook gets this. I’ve been playing around with Google+.

The Importance of Elgg in the Future of Learning

George Siemens

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.

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Elgg: it’s a community effort

Harold Jarche

While Ning may be free, it is not open source, and the company can make changes at will, just like Facebook, Google or Twitter may do. With Ning, Facebook and many others, there is no such export function. 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. The key differentiator of Elgg is that the individual is the centre of all the action.

Facebook Platform

Tony Karrer

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. I also feel like Facebook is a bit creaky and as Thomas Vanderwal's recent post Facebook for Business or LinkedIn Gets More Valuable points out, as you use Facebook more and have more friends, it seems to get harder to use.

Ascent from Social Media

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

As of today my Facebook page OLDaily has 638 'likes'. There are ways to increase the size of my audience on Facebook. Surprisingly, people are paying to boost their posts on Facebook. But now, Facebook has disabled my ad blocker. Facebook wants me to join this cavalcade of sponsored posts. So not only is my personal information being bought and sold by Facebook applications, it is being sold to these guys. But without Facebook, what to I route around to?

Beyond Institutions Personal Learning in a Networked World

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

It''s like the whole Facebook thing. Facebook has taken over conversations with our grandparents. 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.

E-Learning: Générations

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Nous sommes plus familiers avec les logiciels sociaux à travers de nomsde marque comme Friendster, MySpace, Twitter, Linked In, Facebook, et plusrécemment, Google +. Mais c'est aussi Twitter, qui a rendu plus facile le création demicrocontenu, et YouTube, qui permettait aux gens de publier des vidéos, ainsique MySpace, qui a fait le même pour la musique, et aussi Facebook et Flickr,qui a fait le même pour les photos.

New Technology Supporting Informal Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

A child raised on text alone will think and learn differently from a child raised on cartoons or a child raised on Facebook. The last few years have seen the development of social network services online such as Facebook, Friendster, LinkedIn, and MySpace to name a few) as well as a service for creating social networks, Ning. Elgg, 2009) Systems such as Elgg therefore combine the functions of content management and social networking. Retrieved from Drupal: [link] Elgg.

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Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Facebook’s Culture Problem May Be Fatal - HarvardBusiness.org , May 24, 2010. My Contrarian Stance on Facebook and Privacy - OReilly Radar , May 21, 2010. Facebook, The Movie, In Theaters Soon - Lockergnome Blog Network , June 4, 2010. The Importance of Elgg in the Future of Learning , May 6, 2010. Are Questions The “Future Of Facebook”? , The Importance of Elgg in the Future of Learning , May 6, 2010. Best of Informal Learning Flow.

Beta, data and more

Harold Jarche

There’s a theory that Ning’s actions are part of a carefully planned scam to make the company the next MySpace or Facebook. Instead of spending millions of dollars advertising and gathering enough members to compete with MySpace or Facebook, why not create a social network platform and rely on the ambition of thousands of other network creators to up build membership.

Introduction to Social Networking

Harold Jarche

There are several different online social networks, but for our purposes, we’ll focus on the three that tend to be used the most by learning professionals–Facebook, LinkedIn and Ning. It is more “buttoned-down” than Facebook with a more formal culture of relationships and connections. Facebook was originally developed for college students to connect, so it has a more informal, social air than you find on LinkedIn. Facebook combines the personal and the professional.

DIY is here

Harold Jarche

Facebook has enabled DIY ridiculously easy group forming , but it comes with a price on privacy. 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.

Too Many Social Networks?

Tony Karrer

I have a personal page, just like my daughter's Facebook page. 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.

Making Software, Making Money

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

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.

Social Networks

Clark Quinn

The resources that were provided on this are great: The Facebook Classroom: 25 Education Apps Facebook as a Learning Platform Ning in Education Some learning professionals weigh in on how they're using social network. I don't know about ning or even facebook. 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

TTI Vanguard Conference Notes - 6

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

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. Global online communities do increasingly include everybody, but facebook is a long way away from being the small town I hoped it would be - it's the online suburbs.

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Complacency and Web 2.0

John Hagel

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.

So many thoughts, so little time

Jay Cross

Facebook in 2010: no longer a walled garden - OReilly Radar , March 4, 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.

Stager, Logo and Web 2.0

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Moodle and Elgg , for example, adopt explicitly Constructivist theories to inform their design and development. Schools may be blocking access to Skype, weblogs, Facebook, and the rest - but in so doing are only pushing themselves closer to irrelevance. 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.