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?

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. My colleague Jane Hart provides Elgg services for education & business.

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Sense-making with PKM

Harold Jarche

People learn socially. Together, these processes look like this: These internal and external activities are a way of moving from implicit to explicit knowledge by observing, reflecting and then putting tentative thoughts out to our networks. Social. Bookmarks. Social.

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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

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. Peters, 2006) In part, our best response to the variability and complexity of the subject matter along with the changing nature of the learner is to design systems that are decentralized, to push learning decisions down the hierarchy or out to the edges of the network.