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Have social networks replaced groups?

David Weinberger

Since 2003, there are now services that bundle together these different modalities: Skype and Google Hangouts both let a group talk, video, chat, and share documents. Google Docs are functionally wikis, except without the draft>compile>post process.) Likewise, Facebook, Google Groups, Twitter, and the other dominant forms of “social software” (to use the term from 2003) are amazing at building social networks.

The Top 100 Tools for Learning 2012 list is revealed

Jane Hart

The top tool for the 4 th year running is Twitter, with both YouTube (2 nd ) and Google Docs (aka Google Drive) (3 rd ) retaining their places for the 3 rd year in succession.

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A Few Words on ePortfolios

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

link] A good ePortfolio system will not only allow storage and sharing, but also interact with social networks and support comments and annotations.

From workplace courses to global conversations | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

We had a good time co-writing using Google docs, a little skyping and slowly iterating back and forth.

What’s Your Learning Tool Stack?

Clark Quinn

Instead, I coordinate with one group with Slack, a couple others with Skype and email, and am using Google Docs and email with another. Here we (should) see organization wide Enterprise Social Networks like Jive and Yammer, etc.

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1st update on 10 Tools Challenge 2013

Jane Hart

3- Google Docs/Drive 87- OpenOffice. 30- Wikispaces 32- Google Sites 88- PB Works. NETWORKING & COLLABORATION PLATFORMS. Public social networks. 1- Twitter 9- Facebook 17- Google+ 23- LinkedIn. social networks. 16- Google Reader.

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Follow-up from the Leadership Learning Community Webinar

Nancy White

Communities, Networks and Engagement: Finding a Place for Action. Have a visual element – a shared Google doc or presentation, a wiki/chat room in Meetingwords.com or use the white board in a web meeting tool. How do you balance “quality control” with network engagement/ participation/ responsibility? How do multilingual networks connect and thrive? Slides: Communities, Networks and Engagement: Finding a Place for Action.

Time for digital emancipation

Doc Searls

Connecting that world is a network designed to put no restrictions on personal (or any) power, while reducing nearly to zero the functional distance between everybody and everything. Mine is =Doc. Civilization is a draft. Provisional. Scaffolded. Under construction.

Thoughts on privacy

Doc Searls

For a measure of how far we have drifted away from the early promise of networked life, re-read John Perry Barlow ‘s “ Death From Above ,” published in January 1995, and his “ Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace ,” published one year later. And they lord over what Bruce Schneier calls a feudal system : Some of us have pledged our allegiance to Google: We have Gmail accounts, we use Google Calendar and Google Docs, and we have Android phones.

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Education Technology Strategies - Day One

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

lessons scripted around 1:1 laptop); IT issues - we were a Windows network, with everything on our own domain - we needed to open eg printing etc O - consumer technology far more accessible in 2012 esp. Daniel - teachers encourage collaboration, many classes use cloud websites to collaborate on docs - EdSpee?

HyperCard@25

David Weinberger

If I’d grown up in a network-centric culture, like Sun, HyperCard might have been the first Web browser. HyperCard + network = Awesome , but HyperCard + network != There’s another way HyperCard was not Web minus Network.

Open Education, MOOCs, and Opportunities

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Content Syndication Networks The concept of content syndication originates with the newspaper industry. What we now know as the social web, and the social network, evolved from these origins. Learning Technologies at the National Research Council In 2001 members of the National Research Council''s e-Learning Research Group joined a pan-Canadian network of learning resource providers called eduSource.

[liveblog] Christine Borgmann

David Weinberger

Her new book is Big Data, Little Data, No Data: Scholarship in the Networked World , but you’ll have to wait until January. Center for Embedded Networking Sensing : followed all the way through, the interactions among scientists and others. Or people use Google Docs and don’t even label the rows and columns because all the readers know what they mean.

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Most popular posts about Working Smarter for July 2012

Jay Cross

This transformation keeps gathering speed, as we transition from the connected economy of PCs, browsers and web servers to our increasingly hyperconnected economy of smart mobile devices, cloud computing and broadband wireless networks. Importing HTML into Google Docs spreadsheets .

Building a collaborative workplace (or community. or network)

Nancy White

It applies to our communities and networks. While we were co-writing (using a Google doc) I started reading more about the differences between collaboration and cooperation – which we don’t address in the paper, but which are important.

Interview Stephen Downes by Renée Filius

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

And so, to create what we would call a network based course, where the interaction of students among each other is an important and vital part of the learning experience. Another example is an article co-written in Google Docs. So if you''re all working on the very same article and you''re each writing bits, in Google Docs you can actually see the other person''s cursor and the words pop up as they type.

Attention #NPdataNerds: Report back from the first-ever Do Good Data Conference

Beth Kanter

What started as a happy hour (“as all good things begin,” says Andrew) to share ideas and commiserate with fellow data-minded souls at local nonprofits has grown into a full-fledged network that came together for its first annual conference earlier this month.

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New Book: How To Implement Multichannel Online Campaigns

Beth Kanter

Use virtual tools to manage campaign internally (Yammer, Google Docs, Listening Dashboards, Private Facebook Groups, etc). Everyone should participate — an idea that embodies the spirit of networked nonprofits!

Notes from ALT-C

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

they use e-surveys, google docs, and universoty systemss - reliability issues & eduroad - "It can take me up to 20 minutes to get everything up and running" - [link] - [link] - What worked - email list Jenny Mackness and Roy Williams - we''re not going to explain terribly much - this is a workshop - we''re looking at emergence.

Social Software Adoption

Tony Karrer

An example of that is the adoption of Distributed Content Editing via an agreed to technology such as Wiki, Shared SharePoint Documents, Google Docs, etc. There is a network effect with the adoption of discussion groups.

DIY is here

Harold Jarche

Over three years ago I wrote that the future of learning is DIY : With Google you can find most information that you need. Just look at Google Docs, the best and easiest DIY online collaboration suite, in my opinion. I remember using Writely (sold to create Google Docs) and it had a better user interface in my opinion, but was only used by digital savvy folks.

[liveblog] Renee Hobbs on teachers as creators

David Weinberger

helps students use media and tech to connect with and learn from others as networked digital citizens. Another used Screencast-o-matic to capture interaction with a google doc to share a lesson plan. Renee Hobbs from the Harrington School of Comm and Media is giving a talk about teachers as makers. NOTE: Live-blogging. Getting things wrong. Missing points. Omitting key information. Introducing artificial choppiness. Over-emphasizing small matters. Paraphrasing badly.

How I use social media

Nancy White

Thanks to social media we have everything from formal courses to networks on Twitter to facilitate “here and now&# learning at any moment we desire (and some we may not desire!) It has changed our experience and understanding of being part of a group, a community or a network.

Need Your Feedback on my Triangulating Thinking | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Lilia has written about it to help me, but now I need my network to help me sharpen my thinking. This pattern has three phases: support and personal validation, connection to a community and/or network for practice and learning and finally, external validation.

[defrag] Semantic 10 minute sessions

David Weinberger

Ann stresses that it’s cool to bring together individual points of view and semantic networks. Bob Smith of ISYS Search Software says that most people don’t find what they’re looking for on Google the first time they search. Google is an ad company, not a search company, so “you shouldn’t buy your next search service from an ad company.&# Google instant preview helps a little, he says, if it’s for a site you’ve been to already.

Remote Collaboration

Tony Karrer

One was having a small (7 person) project team get together on a conference call and have all of us editing the status report real-time via Google Spreadsheets. For some (inexplicable) reason, Google Docs does not.

Giant Snow Fail Link Sale

Doc Searls

Making Sense of Emergent Patterns in Networks | T N T : The Network Thinkers. Google MVNO – - Yahoo Search Results. Google Rumored to Be Planning Wireless Service | SEW. Google’s Schmidt Tells Us The ‘Internet Will Disappear,’ Microsoft Bing Defines What That Means 01/26/2015. Google’s Schmidt Tells Us The ‘Internet Will Disappear,’ Microsoft Bing Defines What That Means 01/26/2015.

Help Create Resources for Keynote?

Tony Karrer

I'm not sure how we will create these (Google Docs, Wiki, Mindmap, etc.). These would be organized around the following categories: Search Keep/Organize/Refind/Remind Leverage Expertise (Network) Collaborate Scan (Continuous Awareness/Learning) Learning 2.0 I'm doing a keynote presentation at ASTD TechKnowledge in January on New Work Literacies and eLearning 2.0 and another session on Learning 2.0.

Learning Professionals Leaders

Tony Karrer

This makes using something like google docs or pbwiki as an experiment somewhat difficult for the poor, lonely learning professional. world is becoming more about your network than your current knowledge. On this month's Big Question - Lead the Charge - we are already seeing some interesting responses. The Learning Revolution: Where have all the leaders gone?

Digital Identity Workbook for NPO/NGO Folks | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Pat Parslow and Shirley uploaded a version to a Google doc.

FAO/CGIAR KS Workshop II Agenda | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

You can see it here –> FAO/CGIAR KS Workshop II Agenda – Google Docs.

[berkman] Chris Soghoian on privacy in the cloud

David Weinberger

Vivek Kundra switched 38,000 DC employees over to Google Docs becore he became Federal CIO. “It’s clear he’s Google-crazy.&# provide offline access without even requiring synchronizers such as Google Gears. With Prism, you have an icon on your desktop for, e.g., Google Docs. It took Google a year to release a fix, and even so it hasn’t been turned on by default. So, why doesn’t Google provide SSL bu default?

Learning Professionals Leaders

Clark Quinn

This makes using something like google docs or pbwiki as an experiment somewhat difficult for the poor, lonely learning professional. world is becoming more about your network than your current knowledge. On this month's Big Question - Lead the Charge - we are already seeing some interesting responses. The Learning Revolution: Where have all the leaders gone?

Pew Survey About the Future of the Internet

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

My selection with bold X Will Google make us smart or stupid? Nicholas Carr was wrong: Google does not make us stupid ([link] By 2020, people's use of the internet has not enhanced human intelligence and it could even be lowering the IQs of most people who use it a lot. Nicholas Carr was right: Google makes us stupid. No doubt we will become worse at doing some things ('more stupid') requiring rote memory of information that is now available though Google.

My Take on the Top 25

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Google Reader - It's also a major workhorse, though I am slowly improving my own aggregator so it can take over from Google. Google calendar - I use this quite a bit, which is a new thing for me. Not so much Google Calendar, but the idea of using any calendaring tool at all (I used to simply remember all my appointments, but I'm getting old.) Google Docs - I use it a little, but not a lot. The whole idea of a network on a single website is wrong.

Whatever

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

That creates a network of expertise. We started on a Google doc, and we just started writing. This is a blog summary of Michael Wesch at D2L Fusion. We need to move students being knowledgeable to knowledge-able.

[berkman] Berkman lunch: Andrew McAfee on Enterprise 2.0

David Weinberger

Instead, people work their networks. Strong ties: Wikis, Google Docs, etc. Weak ties: Social networking software. Various social networking tools let you link up networks, e.g., Tweets that point elsewhere. E.g., Google’s Prediction Markets, inside of companies. Q: Say more about Google prediction markets? Q: [doc] Isn’t it really very early. Andrew McAfee, the Enterprise 2.0 guy, is giving a Berkman lunchtime talk.

Catching up…

Clark Quinn

Having your social network on tap on demand really augments your ability to work more effectively. Skype), Twitter or equivalent, Facebook and/or LinkedIn, Google Docs, etc, you really do need to get that experience going to really understand the opportunities. It’s been quite a while since I’ve blogged, and it’s not that there haven’t been learnings, it’s just that my dance card was too too full.

The social media I use

Nancy White

I have global networks and groups! Google Talk sometimes. Google Docs has become my primary shared writing and spread sheet space. Social Network Sites. Ning - not so much that I would choose it, but many of the groups and networks I belong to have chosen it.

[berkman] Transforming Scholarly Communication

David Weinberger

We’ll need all that (Lee says) because the workflow for processing all the new info we’re gathering hasn’t kept up with the amount we’re taking in via sensor networks, global databases, laboratory instruments, desktops, etc. Google Wave. Swivel, IBM’s Many Eyes , Google’s Gapminder , Freebase, CSA’s Illustra… The business models are shifting. Also Slideshare and Google Docs.