I need some help

George Siemens

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. Remixing, collaboration, and new innovations would be the result. On February 8, I’ll be delivering a talk at TEDxEdmonton’s event Rethinking Open Source Culture.

195 posts about MOOCs

Jay Cross

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?

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Rejected: On being disappointed, sorta

George Siemens

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. I’m disappointed because my particular matrix of experiences and expertise did not mesh well with the criteria of a research chair in innovative learning. My Royal Roads Proposal: Integrating social and technical systems for learning and knowledge innovation.

Hard is Easy, Soft is Hard

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Rosen: there are thousands of thinkers, thousands of innovations that have come together in this one device. Innovation is really more about novel connectedness rather than about novel ideas. 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.

100 eLearning Articles and White Papers

Tony Karrer

A New Wave of Innovation for Teaching and Learning? Innovate: Moving from Theory to Real-World Experiences in an e-Learning Community 15. Ten Excellent Online Apps For the Innovative Teacher 23. Innovate: Uses and Potentials of Wikis in the Classroom 53. 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.

Product Vendor Blogs - Where are They?

Tony Karrer

Another thought just occurred to me based on my last post Innovation Geography Based and Innovation in eLearning. and asked about innovation in eLearning, especially innovation that leads to products. If you look on my link roll, there's one from Articulate, elgg, ummm. Ben Werdmuller posted his comments on this Does location matter for web startups? One thing that just dawned on me is how few product vendor blogs there are in eLearning.

New Technology Supporting Informal Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

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. Informal Learning: Rediscovering the Natural Pathways that Inspire Innovation and Performance.

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.

Where are open source learning applications?

Tony Karrer

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?

The Learning Layer – Review

Harold Jarche

He further recommends changes in how we develop ideas for innovation and suggests reversing the traditional idea funnel. Then Flinn takes these ideas and compares them against the three business archetypes: Product Innovator, Relationship Owner & Supply Network Architect.

eLearning Learning - Best of May

Tony Karrer

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.

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Complacency and Web 2.0

John Hagel

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? and ads) with Elgg (open source with Web 2.0

So many thoughts, so little time

Jay Cross

Twitter’s Ten Rules For Radical Innovators - HarvardBusiness.org , June 5, 2009. Using Elgg as as Social Learning platform , May 2, 2009. Twitter’s Ten Rules For Radical Innovators - HarvardBusiness.org , June 5, 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

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. While they may be really powerful or innovative software applications, a teacher simply does not need Skpe, Google Eartth or Second Life. 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.

Education, Technology and Myth

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The assumptions behind such understandings are that technology drives educational change, and that there is generally a direct and one-way relationship between technical innovation and educational transition. One example is research which understands technological innovations as being "disseminated" throughout a population (often the faculty at a university, as it happens; e.g. Mahony & Wozniak, 2005 ; Bull et al, 2002 ; Garofoli & Woodell, 2003 ; PT3 2002 ).