Information: What am I missing?

George Siemens

What can we do now with information that we could not do in the past? In this case, the “something new&# is the ways in which new tools allow us to mess around with information. What can we do with information that I’ve overlooked? Create information and easily. information. Pull together information from. Augmented reality, information. integrated with other information sources. Landing (Elgg), Twitter, Facebook.

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Elgg: it’s a community effort

Harold Jarche

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.

Trending Sources

New Technology Supporting Informal Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

This work, in turn, is suggesting and supporting the model of learning described in the first section, that of a course network supporting and informing an ever-shifting set of course episodes. This is the basis for the models and strategies that characterize what has come to be called 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.

From “learning technologies” to “social technologies”

Jane Hart

We also know that this informal, social learning accounts for 80% or more of how people learn in the workplace, so it is not something to be dismissed as irrelevant or trivial.

Sense-making with PKM

Harold Jarche

We constantly go through a process of looking at bits of information and trying to make sense of them by adding to our existing knowledge or testing out new patterns in our sense-making efforts. Exchanging: We exchange and note ideas and information all of the time. Elgg (OS).

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Rejected: On being disappointed, sorta

George Siemens

A few years later, a colleague that I had worked with in the past informed me of an opportunity at Red River College. However, the focus of this research chair on learning innovation and analytics captured my interest and I decided to apply (obviously informing my colleagues at Athabasca University of my intent. Knowledge institutions have traditionally mirrored the structure and characteristics of information in a particular era (McNeely & Wolverton, 2008).

Harold Jarche » Open Source LMS

Harold Jarche

Identifying a collaboration platform

Harold Jarche

Here are some examples: Use blogs to replace group e-mails so that information can be updated on a given subject/topic. 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. The key differentiator of Elgg is that the individual [worker] is the centre of all the action.

E-Learning Generations

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

These generations of have informed the shape of onlinelearning as it exists today, and will help us understand something of thedirection it will take in the future. It was also the time I firstbegan using email, the time I began using the Usenet bulletin Board system, andthe time I first began using online information systems such as Gopher. In education, probably themajor player from this era was Elgg, at that time and still to this day a noveltechnology.

The Role of Open Educational Resources in Personal Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

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. There’s the whole way of representing information from thesemantic web – RSS, geography, Friend-of-a-Friend, so on, a whole open learningecosystem and not just a smallish network, still waiting to be grown.

100 eLearning Articles and White Papers

Tony Karrer

Keeping Up with the Pace of Change Informal learning will help employees survive in the future workplace 3. 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.

Beyond Institutions Personal Learning in a Networked World

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

We have information overload. 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. An information system is an extension of the mind.

DIY is here

Harold Jarche

Over three years ago I wrote that the future of learning is DIY : With Google you can find most information that you need. This is the power of informal learning, if organisations decide to enable it. Open source Elgg may replace Ning with a non locked-in platform, but its success remains to be seen. Tags: Informal Learning Technology YouTube is a quick and easy way to get “learning objects” to the world.

The Learning Layer – Review

Harold Jarche

Even without a full product comparison, I would say that several other platforms, including open source Elgg or Drupal can do much of this. Tags: Books Informal Learning Wirearchy

Introduction to Social Networking

Harold Jarche

Facebook was originally developed for college students to connect, so it has a more informal, social air than you find on LinkedIn. 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 ]. More information on owning your data on this site. They may also differ in terms of the types of information you would include, such as name, location, education, etc.

Moodle Course Conversion

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

My friends at CV&A in Spain have implemented Moodle to support informal learning in numerous corporations. 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.

So many thoughts, so little time

Jay Cross

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. Ten years after - Informal Learning , January 10, 2009. Top informal learning items unearthed solely with social signals: An Unschooling Manifesto , April 25, 2009. Using Elgg as as Social Learning platform , May 2, 2009. The (changed) information cycle , April 17, 2009.

E-Learning: Générations

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Enl'éducation, sans doute l'acteur majeur de cette époque était Elgg, à cetteépoque et elle est encore à ce jour, une nouvelle technologie. Un nouveau modèle d'affaires a émergé danslequel les fournisseurs vendent à des agences de marketing l’information surleurs utilisateurs.

Desire2Learn Mobile FLV - eLearning from Last Week

Tony Karrer

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.

May – June 15 Great Ones

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Best of Informal Learning Flow. Workscape evolution - Informal Learning , May 7, 2010. The Importance of Elgg in the Future of Learning , May 6, 2010. Information (1697). Are You Getting the Information You Need When You Need It? , Location 2012: Death Of The Information Silos , June 3, 2010. The Importance of Elgg in the Future of Learning , May 6, 2010. May 1, 2010 to June 14, 2010.

Explode

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

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. Also, they'll feel more comfortable giving access information to a local script. My comments to Dave Tosh on the launch of Explode. Pretty nifty.

Facebook Platform

Tony Karrer

Its privacy policies are questionable and it is giving out user information to applications willy-nilly. Shouldn't MyBlogLog link directly to each person's Facebook account so I can have that profile information? 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.

Beta, data and more

Harold Jarche

This relates to a common psychological phenomenon called “ confirmation bias ” which refers to the tendency to be overly critical of information that challenges what one believes to be true (or the tendency to uncritically accept information that supports one’s belief). Here’s what I learned on Twitter this past week: @literacyadviser “The only truly effective web filter is an educated mind.&# via @ jonhusband.

eLearning Learning - Best of May

Tony Karrer

Tools - Don't Waste Your Time , May 10, 2009 Informal Learning Technology - eLearning Technology , May 11, 2009 Capture Examples - eLearning Technology , May 29, 2009 Presentation: Blogs in Education - Don't Waste Your Time , May 22, 2009 Top Other Items The following are the top other items based on social signals. 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.

Social Networks

Clark Quinn

Virginia Yonkers told us - I would like to know how to manage the information flows in social networks. I have been part of Ning groups before, but find it overwhelming, very quickly because there seems to be multiple inputs for information. 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.

Social Media Goals

Clark Quinn

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. Yet, for a learning group, Mzinga’s integration of formal and informal learning is also plausible. 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.

TTI Vanguard Conference Notes - 6

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Slide cinnecting MITRE, industry, military, academia) The challenge - a range of security from 'behind the firewall' to 'no securoty', based on information sensitivity. 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.

Stager, Logo and Web 2.0

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Schools were designed for a particular purpose, one that is almost diametrically at odds with what ought to be the practices and objectives of a contemporary education, an education suited not only to the information age but also to the objectives of personal freedom and empowerment. 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

Connectivism and Transculturality

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

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. Moore bases his theory of learning very much on information theory. Moore's theory is actually based on a protocol for information and communication.

Education, Technology and Myth

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

the classroom of today is no longer the sole, or even primary site of educational practice , if 'educational practice' is intended to mean 'learning'; the rise of what we today call 'informal learning' is well documented, and may span the gamut from radio or telephone assisted distance learning, computer aided instruction, communities of practice, and more (One frustration I have with the writing in this field today is the lack of precision. Teachers will become more information-literate.