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Formal learning & social networking

Clark Quinn

is about informal learning, but the organization was moving to using social networking tools to scaffold their move from face-to-face to more online learning. So I was asked to talk about social networking and formal learning. That is, the first reason to use social networking around formal learning is to make it part of the repertoire of the community. I then segued to my second point, which is that social networking tools are better formal learning.

100 eLearning Articles and White Papers

Tony Karrer

Managing the Complexity of Forming an Online Networking Community: 14. Clive on Learning: In-house, out-house, that old question 21. Mzinga : White Paper Series : eLearning 2.0 & Learning Networks and Connective Knowledge 25. Podcast on Social Networking in Project-Based Learning | Beyond School 44. Learning and Networking with a Blog (Deleted Scenes) : eLearning Technology 46. The Social Affordances of the Internet for Networked Individualism 68.

LMS and Social Learning

Tony Karrer

We’ve recently seen LMSs shift to include more functionality, such as wikis, blogs, social networking, etc. And when it comes to social networking, as a co-worker put it, “Do they really think I’m going to create a ‘friends’ list in the LMS?

Business of Learning

Tony Karrer

Particularly, I'm interested in the question of: While training as a publisher of courses and courseware faces an increasingly challenging market, what other things can learning businesses successfully sell to internal or external customers? These are small pieces to a larger question.

Hot List

Tony Karrer

In other words, we are using what is happening: with the content out in the network on the eLearning Learning searches that land on us and that occur on the site, and various other kinds of behaviors. There are some very cool new features especially our hot list feature coming out soon on the eLearning Learning Content Community. The site is beginning to take into account social signals.

Is There a Better Way to Social Learning?

Xyleme

My conversation with George was no exception as we spoke at length about Connectivism , social learning networks, and the future of current learning technologies (LMS, LCMS, etc.) I would add that Mzinga is another elearning company on this chart, in addition to Saba.

Significance

Clark Quinn

My ongoing question has been about transitioning from wrapping social networking around formal learning to being members of communities of practice. In the CLT, Dave Wilkins of Mzinga talked about the ‘Amazon’ model of tools around a learning resource (as a formal learning model) and the community model of tools embedded in a community. Of course, the question then is, how do we scaffold the transition, and the notion of ceremony and ritual came to me.

Looking Back at 2007

Tony Karrer

Shortly, I'll be responding to this month's Big Question with my Predictions for Learning in 2008. Instead, I now need to get smart on things like community, networks, personal knowledge management and other such topics. However, there's Communities / Social Networking and LMS Merger announcement around Mzinga. In December 2006, I posted my challenges and predictions for 2007.