Introduction to Social Networking

Harold Jarche

Introduction to Social Networking. Online social networks facilitate connections between people based on shared interests, values, membership in particular groups (i.e., They make it easier for people to find and communicate with individuals who are in their networks using the Web as the interface. By some definitions, just about all Web 2.0 Note you can learn more about the concept of ego-centric vs object-centric networks here ).

What Universities Must Learn About Social Networks

Jay Cross

What Universities Must Learning About Social Networks. Increasingly, businesses are looking to more social approaches to employee learning and development. THE ISSUE IS NOT whether you are going to become a socially networked university but how soon. Businesses are being transformed into social businesses. Social business is the flavor of the day in the C-suites of the Fortune 500. Networks are the glue that connects us.

My 25 Years of Ed Tech

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

1995 – The Web Also: Plato, the Home Page In 1995 I started at Assiniboine Community College. I also needed to prove that the web could be used for online learning, so I took a guide I had created for my Grande Prairie students, Stephen's Guide to the Logical Fallacies , and published it on my website, openly licensed, free for all to use (the license was based on similar open licensing I had seen in the MUD community). 2005 – Video Also: OpenID, E-Learning 2.0 2006 – Web 2.0

E-Learning Generations

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

During the development of this second generation we saw theconsolidation of computer-based software and content, and the commercializationof the network itself. Meanwhile, the world of networks began to commercialize.Commercial bulletin board services emerged, such as Prodigy, AOL, GEnie andCompuserv. Second, it created the idea that these content modules orchunks were sharable. The network was by this time well into the process ofbecoming consolidated. Web 2.0

Irving Wladawsky-Berger: Skills for the 21st Century - Engineering Systems Solutions to Real World Challenges

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

They are then recorded and posted in an open web site along with additional materials on the subject which will hopefully be of value to anyone trying to learn from the case study, either as part of a formal class or of a self-learning program. We also hope that in the collaborative spirit of social networking, others will contribute additional materials that will enrich the case study and make it even more valuable as a learning tool. Did IBM catch the Web 2.0

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Making Software, Making Money

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

This is a social-network slash content management system written in PHP. And then on the social network side there's Friendster, Orkut, Linked-In and all the rest. Look at Moodle and look at all the Moodle modules. Look at all the Drupal modules. Yes, with open source software, it is nice to have more developers, especially people creating modules and skins and applications and the like (it's like the Steve Balmer dance.

The Future of Online Learning: Ten Years On

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Bandwidth As administrators struggle against the demands video streaming and bit torrent networks place on backbones, it is hard to imagine saying that bandwidth will be unlimited. As web-based applications become more widely available, however, more specialized and customizable operating environments will be available to users. Smith, 2008) Meanwhile, Nintendo is making the Wii gaming system a web application that streams videos from the BBC. O'Reilly, 2005) Web 2.0