The Importance of Elgg in the Future of Learning

George Siemens

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. Disclaimer: I was on an advisory board for Elgg when it first started, though the board never really did much, but I mention it now so it looks like I might be cool). Why Elgg? They recently announced a hosted Elgg service. And I’d love to run the next MOOC in Elgg.

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’m gsiemens on Facebook and Twitter.

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Elgg: it’s a community effort

Harold Jarche

While Ning may be free, it is not open source, and the company can make changes at will, just like Facebook, Google or Twitter may do. 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 Elgg community blog has more information.

Information: What am I missing?

George Siemens

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. In this case, the “something new&# is the ways in which new tools allow us to mess around with information.

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195 posts about MOOCs

Jay Cross

Diana Kimball [twitter: dianakimball ] is giving a Berkman lunchtime talk on coding as a liberal art. 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.

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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.

100 eLearning Articles and White Papers

Tony Karrer

Newbie's guide to Twitter | Webware : Cool Web apps for everyone 22. 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

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. by Stephen Downes Introduction: What learners Need Sorry, I forgot to turn on the audio recording.

E-Learning: Générations

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Nous sommes plus familiers avec les logiciels sociaux à travers de nomsde marque comme Friendster, MySpace, Twitter, Linked In, Facebook, et plusrécemment, Google +. Mais c'est aussi Twitter, qui a rendu plus facile le création demicrocontenu, et YouTube, qui permettait aux gens de publier des vidéos, ainsique MySpace, qui a fait le même pour la musique, et aussi Facebook et Flickr,qui a fait le même pour les photos.

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. Retrieved from Drupal: [link] Elgg. Retrieved from Elgg: [link] Foreman, J.

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

On Twitter, Followers Don’t Equal Influence - HarvardBusiness.org , May 7, 2010. Study: Twitter Is Not a Very Social Network - ReadWriteWeb , May 11, 2010. Using Twitter to deliver a collaborative keynote , May 23, 2010. The Importance of Elgg in the Future of Learning , May 6, 2010. The Importance of Elgg in the Future of Learning , May 6, 2010. Best of Informal Learning Flow. May 1, 2010 to June 14, 2010.

Beta, data and more

Harold Jarche

Here’s what I learned on Twitter this past week: @literacyadviser “The only truly effective web filter is an educated mind.&# This reminds me how important it is to own your data , and the following show two open source options to Ning’s Software as a Service (SaaS) platform: @elggdotcom “there is a hosted version of Elgg coming in May&#.

eLearning Learning - Best of May

Tony Karrer

The Truth About Twitter - Social Enterprise Blog , May 11, 2009 Twitter Tips: for Teachers & Educators - Don't Waste Your Time , May 9, 2009 Twitter and Webinars - eLearning Technology , May 14, 2009 Presentation: Twitter in Education - Don't Waste Your Time , May 12, 2009 The Challenge of Training the PlayStation Generation - The E-Learning Curve , May 15, 2009 Adobe eLearning Suite: is it worth it?

So many thoughts, so little time

Jay Cross

New Twitter Research: Men Follow Men and Nobody Tweets - HarvardBusiness.org , June 1, 2009. Twitter’s Ten Rules For Radical Innovators - HarvardBusiness.org , June 5, 2009. Twitter Drives Traffic, Sales: A Case Study - OReilly Radar , February 19, 2009. Twitter is Not a Conversational Platform - OReilly Radar , June 9, 2009. Goodreads vs Twitter: The Benefits of Asymmetric Follow - OReilly Radar , May 10, 2009. Twitter Workshop , June 19, 2009.

Social Networks

Clark Quinn

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. 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.

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Complacency and Web 2.0

John Hagel

and ads) with Elgg (open source with Web 2.0 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? Dont Count On It.