iSchool Networked Learning PKM Resources

Harold Jarche

Tweet This is a follow-up from the Networked Learning (PKM) workshop I conducted for the iSchool Institute yesterday. Here are some of the resources I suggested prior to the course: Network Learning: Working Smarter , an article I wrote for the Special Libraries Association last year.

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A Distributed Content Addressable Network for Open Educational Resources

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Abstract We introduce Content Addressable Resources for Education (CARE) as a method for addressing issues of scale, access, management and distribution that currently exist for open educational resources (OER) as they are currently developed in higher education. The open internet thrived in the age of social networks, online classrooms, and massive open online courses. A second issue is latency , or the lag created by accessing resources half a world away.

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10 resources I enjoyed in February 2013

Jane Hart

Although I tweet links to interesting resources as I find them, and collate them in my 2013 Reading List , the important thing for me about curation is also taking some time to analyse what I’ve found to try and make sense of it all, and consider how it adds to my own thinking and practice.

#OEB14 - Open Educational Resources 2.0

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

distance and e-learning will not remain separate Oivind Hoines - Norway Norweigan Digital Learning Arena - large scale working model for Open Educational Resources - objectives: - free and open digital learning resources for all - teachers and pupils contributing to their own learning resources - we have the most traffic in Norway for digital learning resources - costs - 55 Euros per student - 1.5

10 resources that I found valuable in January 2013

Jane Hart

Although I tweet links to interesting resources as I find them, and collate them in my Pick of the Day , the important thing for me about curation is also taking some time to analyse what I’ve found to try and make sense of it all, and consider how it adds to my own thinking and practice.

Connective Knowledge and Open Resources

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

To me, the theory is and always has been ‘learning networks’. This is a play on words: it is in part a theory about using networks to support learning, and in part a theory about how networks learn. It led me to propose content syndication networks in education, and to embrace social media in education. I outlined my theory in the paper ‘Learning Networks’ in 2004 [link] and George wrote his important paper also in 2004.

Key social learning resources: part 15 #sociallearning

Jane Hart

Here is this week’s roundup of 5 resources about social learning and the use of social media for learning. 1 – We start this week with a couple of educational resources. This is a research experiment, from Microsoft, for students focused on combining web browsing, search, and social networking for the purposes of learning. Again lots of great articles to choose from this week. The first is So.cl.

Evaluation of CL/4291 “Draft text of the Recommendation concerning Open Educational Resources”, UNESCO

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

This is the analysis of the UNESCO OER resolution I provided to the Canadian Commission for UNESCO prior to the discussion and vote on the resolution concerning Open Educational Resources It is now a matter of historical record that the resolution did pass.

Key social learning resources: Part 4

Jane Hart

This is the fourth and final instalment of my weekly articles curating key social learning resources for TrainingZone’s social learning month. I share my take on things in conversations, both in person and in social networks. This article first appeared on TrainingZone on 25th September 2011. This week we start with a posting by Mark Britz, Nature finds a way.

Networks, networks, networks

Harold Jarche

It is within this context that one has to consider the business value of social networks, and their impact in helping people better connect with each other, and build sustaining relationships that enhance knowledge flows and innovation. A Man with a PhD: Natural selection: networks & diversity. It’s not the size of your network that matters but how you engage folks of diverse opinion & practice – Neighbor Networks.

Networked Learning: Groups, Networks

George Siemens

The Networked Learning Conference 2010 is hosting another hot seat. This time, Etienne Wenger starts the conversation by asking about the distinction between groups/communities/networks. The ensuing discussion will be a valuable resource for CCK10 this fall…

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Open Learning, Open Networks

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Adapted from a talk given March 9, 2017, at the State University of New York in Syracuse, this essay describes several key innovations shaping the future of open learning: distributed social networks, cloud infrastructures and virtualization, immersive reality, and personal learning environments.

Network Era Fluency

Harold Jarche

Today, it’s all about networks, something you were most likely not taught about in school. What happens as we become a quadriform society (Tribes +Institutions +Markets +Networks)? Big data is also networked data. We need network fluency.

Digital Learning Research Network (dLRN)

George Siemens

I’m happy to announce the formation of the digital Learning Research Network (dLRN), funded by a $1.6m A second aspect of innovation for this grant will result in the development of a network of partner universities who are focused on increasing participation from sectors of society that currently are not entering higher education. Higher education is digitizing. All aspects of it, including administration, teaching/learning, and research.

Networked Professional Development

Harold Jarche

It can sometimes be difficult to see oneself as a node in multiple networks, as opposed to a more conventional position within an organizational hierarchy. But network thinking can fundamentally change our view of hierarchical relationships.

Effective Web Conferences – 41 Resources

Tony Karrer

I wanted to follow-up 19 Tips for Effective Online Conferences with some additional resources that relate to this topic. I primarily used the eLearning Learning and Communities and Networks sites and used Conference , Online Facilitation of Conferences , Online Interaction in Conferences , Moderating Online Interaction , and others. Although I remain skeptical about social networks, social networking is essential, and a few conferences have made brilliant use of them.

Wikis and Learning – 60 Resources

Tony Karrer

I wanted to collect a few resources around this topic for use in these discussions. I’m involved in several discussions around how to use Wikis as part of learning solutions. So, of course, I went to eLearning Learning and I looked at Wiki , Collaborative Learning with Wikis , Wikis and eLearning 2.0 , Wikis Corporate eLearning , Social Learning with Wikis , Wiki Security and a few others. Here’s some of what I found: Why a Wiki?

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Networks and Power

Harold Jarche

gideonro – Curating Smart Networks. Most of us use social networks for social purposes. Bonus Resource! Here are some observations and insights that were shared on social media this past fortnight. I call these Fridays Finds.

distributing power for the network era

Harold Jarche

We are in the early stages of an emerging era where network modes of organization dominate over institutions and markets. Networks naturally route around hierarchy. Networks also enable work to be done cooperatively, as opposed to collaboratively in institutions or competitive markets.

If Your Enterprise Social Network Is a Ghost Town It’s Probably Due To Your Corporate Culture

Dan Pontefract

We deployed our enterprise social network last year, but it’s a ghost town. In part, it’s why enterprise social networks haven’t fully become a crucial component to an organization’s operating practice. enterprise social networks leadership esn

Teaching Online Courses – 60 Great Resources

Tony Karrer

I received an inquiry about resources that would help instructors who are about to move into teaching online courses. So, what I thought I would do is go back and see what resources I could find some good resources that would help me and could be used by instructors be better prepared to teach online. As always I do this by looking through eLearning Learning and related sites like Communities and Networks Connection. Still here are 60 great resources.

The Role of Open Educational Resources in Personal Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I have a challenging presentation ahead, one that I thinkwill make you think, I hope will make you think, and rethink just what it is that we’re up to when we take resources like this presentation, and thepictures and the words and all of that, and put them online or present them ina Connect workshop, what it is that’s happening there, what it is that we’re upto. And, they are networks. The second thing is, networks need to be open in order tofunction.

Social Learning: Key resources from January

Jane Hart

” 3 - 10 enterprise social networking obstacles , the brainyard, Information Week 3 January 2012. In fact, social enterprise can be used to engage with prospective employees even before they are part of the organisation, through social networking sites.”

The network is the solution

Harold Jarche

The key to a flourishing civilization in the network era is sense-making. ” Self-instruction, the basis of personal knowledge management , is a necessity in effective peer-to-peer networks, as networks are how we will govern ourselves more and more.

learning in the network era

Harold Jarche

Here are some thoughts on personal and social learning in the network era. By extending the borders of work, through communities of practice and social networks, we can support social learning. diverse networks, strong relationships.

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Network Learning: Working Smarter

Harold Jarche

We need to re-think workplace learning for a networked society. Formal, structured learning plays only a small role in getting things done in the networked workplace. Making sense of information, both personally and in networks, is becoming a key part of work. Network Learning.

Social Job Seeker Resource

Tony Karrer

Yesterday, I was lamenting on the lack of resources available to people seeking jobs who don't know how to use social media. I had blogged about one technique in the past - Networking to a Job. Knowing Michele, this will be a fantastic discussion and resource. I don't have time right now to get directly involved, so I hope that people who participate will create resources that help provide practical advice for job seekers.

Managing Metadata with Resource Profiles

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Abstract Existing learning object metadata describing learning resources postulates descriptions contained in a single document. This document, typically authored in IEEE-LOM, is intended to be descriptively complete, that is, it is intended to contain all relevant metadata related to the resource. Based on my 2003 paper, Resource Profiles1, an alternative approach is proposed. Resources and Resource Descriptions Educators employ a wide variety of resources.

Organizational Learning in the Network Era

Harold Jarche

Value from this knowledge is created by groups and spreads through social networks. Learning must be an essential part of doing business in the network era. If nobody shared what they have learned, there would be nothing like Wikipedia or other free learning resources on the web.

Resources and Tools

Harold Jarche

I was asked to develop a list of important resources, especially the blogs that I find most valuable in my work. Since my work is focused on the intersection of learning, work and technology and especially how learning and working are becoming integrated in networked organisations, these are not just edtech blogs. These are not the best, but a good representation of some of the better resources. Wirearchy discusses new models for the networked workplace.

Resources for Measuring What Matters

Beth Kanter

I’ve been curating resources on nonprofit measurement over on Scoop.It, with eye towards collecting useful material related to social media and social impact measurement. The resource also includes some case studies.

How Social Networking Tools Enable Heutagogy in Learning Organisations

Luis Suarez

our networks) we would want to learn with / from. Hope you enjoy the presentation, just as much as I did back then, and I still do today, as a self-empowered lifelong learner through applying heutagogy’s principles and making extensive use of social networking tools.

The 5 elements that enable expertise networks to flourish

Trends in the Living Networks

In a large, complex firm simply knowing what resources and expertise is available can be a challenge. A variety of networking and educational initiatives can help improve both awareness and understanding of organizational capabilities. There is no perfectly networked firm.

Seeking Strategic Advantage? Break Down Walls and Cultivate Networks

John Hagel

In the exponential world we’re entering, walls may be replaced by networks as the most promising sources of advantage. Cultivating networks. What we need, in effect, are networks, capable of infinite connections, building bridges that can expand in all directions. So, I’m going to refer to the new source of advantage as networks, but primarily because they represent a new kind of bridge. So, what’s required to become the concentration point of an expanding network?

Networks and complexity

Harold Jarche

A cultural change is required in the way we organize our work because of two related factors: Networks & Complexity. Wirearchy may be a neologism , but I’ve found it to be a most descriptive term for discussing what happens when you connect everyone via electronic networks. Tweet.

Pick of the Month:12 resources from March

Jane Hart

There were lots of great resources made available in March, that I shared on Twitter and in my Pick of the Day. Here are 12 of my favourite resources together with key quotes from each and/or embedded resources.

The new artisans of the network era

Harold Jarche

Are knowledge workers the new artisans of the network era? Today, knowledge artisans of the network era are using the latest information and social tools in an interconnected economy. Because of their more nomadic nature, artisanal workers will bring their own learning networks.

Help Create Resources for Keynote?

Tony Karrer

I would really like to be able to point attendees, blog readers, and realistically a lot of other folks to a set of resources that would help them on these topics. Are you willing to pitch in to help me create some interesting resources? Here are the two resources that I'd like to see us work on. These would be organized around the following categories: Search Keep/Organize/Refind/Remind Leverage Expertise (Network) Collaborate Scan (Continuous Awareness/Learning) Learning 2.0

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. Note you can learn more about the concept of ego-centric vs object-centric networks here ). You will also find that different people are active in these different networks.

Tools & Process v Networked Human Judgement

Dave Snowden

Fundamental to the overall approach is deploying a more effective form of networked human judgement and distributed sense-making. There seems to be no end to the number and variety of tool supported safety management systems enabling an incredible degree of coordination across large networks and devices. Before we had such an array of tools, I would argue we managed the gaps more effectively with a more loosely coupled network of human judgement.

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? How do social networks relate to personal learning?

Creating a better world through apps: the power of mobile in catalyzing networks for good

Trends in the Living Networks

What struck me while I was watching the charities’ presentations was that the underlying premise of almost all the apps was connecting resources to where they can do the most good. If we look at the world today there is so much need, and also so many resources that can help those needs.