Elgg: it’s a community effort

Harold Jarche

This weekend I noticed a tweet from Alec Couros about some issues with the Ning social networking platform. With social bookmarks, it is easy to export and import OPML files from one platform to another. This social networking platform is simple to set-up and use and has been embraced by millions, including LearnTrends (+3,000) and WorkLiteracy (+900), two sites I manage. The key differentiator of Elgg is that the individual is the centre of all the action.

Sense-making with PKM

Harold Jarche

People learn socially. Not only that, it may be our social responsibility to be contributors to our common knowledge. Social. Bookmarks. Social. Elgg (OS).

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Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Garrote, 2007) More recently, social networking technologies have come to be applied to content and learning management systems. Dignan, 2008) The core of a social networking technology is the capacity to create links between members in a community - to create, in other words, social networks. boyd & Ellison, 2007) Social networks represent a gradual decentralization of content and contact online. social networking and social bookmarking for health librarians.

eLearning Learning - Best of May

Tony Karrer

Top Posts The following are the top posts from featured sources based on social signals. Blogger in Middle-earth , May 26, 2009 Tips for Working with SMEs - Bozarthzone , May 21, 2009 Social Networking in Times of Stress and Personal Emergencies - Electronic Papyrus , May 11, 2009 Aligning Learning Theory with Instructional Design - The E-Learning Curve , May 21, 2009 Developing a PLE Using Web 2.0

Social Networks

Clark Quinn

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. Virginia Yonkers told us - I would like to know how to manage the information flows in social networks. How do we do this in the social network environment? How do social networks relate to personal learning?