Google+ – fundamental misunderstanding of networks?

George Siemens

The idea of “circles&# is somewhat related to Twitter Lists and is helpful for organizing friends/colleagues and tracking different activity streams. 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. I’ve been playing around with Google+.

Information: What am I missing?

George Siemens

I’ve compiled a list of nine attributes or new possibilities that new technologies, especially the internet, enable. 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.

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Trending Sources

195 posts about MOOCs

Jay Cross

List of the top 100 Twitter influencers in Australia – Ross Dawson , May 31, 2011. List of the top 100 Twitter influencers in Australia – Ross Dawson , May 31, 2011. The Importance of Elgg in the Future of Learning. And I’d love to run the next MOOC in Elgg.

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Rejected: On being disappointed, sorta

George Siemens

Over the last few months I engaged in various Skype interviews with HR and was finally short-listed as one of 3 visitors to Royal Roads for an on-campus presentation, meeting with faculty, and such. 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.

E-Learning Generations

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Early learning management systems were very easy to define.They consisted of a set of documents which could be merged with a list ofregistered users for delivery. But if wethink for a moment about what social software is, it is essentially themigration of some of your personal data - like your mailing list - to a contentmanagement system on the web. In education, probably themajor player from this era was Elgg, at that time and still to this day a noveltechnology.

Beyond Institutions Personal Learning in a Networked World

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Models of how to select educational technology including customized lists of LMS features, a way of picking among those 305 features of a learning management system that you might want to solve the educational problems at your institution.

New Technology Supporting Informal Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Content management systems (and before them, email lists and usenet groups) organized people and content by hierarchy, by topic and content thread. 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. Elgg, 2009) Systems such as Elgg therefore combine the functions of content management and social networking. Content Management Systems (CMS) List.

E-Learning: Générations

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Ils consistaient d’un ensemble de documents quipourraient être fusionnés avec une liste des utilisateurs enregistrés pour lalivraison. Mais, si nous pensons un instant à ce que sont leslogiciels sociaux sont, elles sont essentiellement la migration de certaines denos données personnelles - comme notre liste d'envoi - à un système de gestionde contenu sur le web.

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. all the friends lists are centrally hosted, right? Well, first, allow people to store the list of friends *anywhere*. Of course, this means the list won't be in a DB any more.

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.

Facebook Platform

Tony Karrer

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).

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?

eLearning Learning - Best of May

Tony Karrer

eLearning Learning Hot List May 1, 2009 to May 31, 2009 Here is the best stuff from May 2009 via the eLearning Learning site. 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?

Introduction to Social Networking

Harold Jarche

There are also employment listings and an ability to receive recommendations from your connections that then become part of your profile. 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.

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Complacency and Web 2.0

John Hagel

Posted by John Hagel on April 11, 2007 | Permalink TrackBack TrackBack URL for this entry: [link] Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Complacency and Web 2.0 : Comments Perhaps the optimistic future lies with open source Web 2.0. and ads) with Elgg (open source with Web 2.0

Stager, Logo and Web 2.0

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Let me look at Stager's list, point by point, and outline how the discussion has shifted. 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.

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. 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.

Education, Technology and Myth

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

And so the list continues, perhaps without end. 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.