• DAVID WEINBERGER  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 8, 2016
    [Ning] Making library miscellaneousness awesome
    It also has two cam­eras at­tached: one for scan­ning the tab­letop and through cus­tom image re­cog­ni­tion soft­ware de­term­ine the exact po­s­i­tion and ro­ta­tion of books; one for mak­ing high-res­ol­u­tion scans of pages, notes or ob­jects not yet in the Sit­ter­werk cata­logue. Sitterwerk Art Library in St. Gallen, Switzerland, has 19,000 publicly-accessible items on its shelves in no particular order. This video explains why that is a brilliant approach.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2013
    [Ning] Lessons from an early MOOC
    note that the platform we used, Ning, began charging for service in 2010, so the resource is no longer available]. As Ning was shutting down its free service, I tried to capture some of the resources we had created, like the Introduction to Social Networking. In September 2008, Michele Martin , Tony Karrer and I hosted a 6-week open professional development program on social media. We did this for the eLearning Guild as a run-up to the annual DevLearn conference.
  • GEORGE SIEMENS  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 27, 2013
    [Ning] Join us: Stanford Learning Analytics Summer Institute
    Join the LASI Ning. While MOOCs are sucking all of the oxygen out of the educational technology conversation, significant trends are developing under the radar. One of the most significant trends is around learning analytics. Next week, we ( SoLAR , IEDMS and others) are organizing a Learning Analytics Summer Institute (LASI). A call for attendance was held earlier this year and the event was/is (massively) oversubscribed.
  • BETH KANTER  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 18, 2013
    [Ning] How To Get Started Thinking About Online Peer Learning Communities for Nonprofit Professionals
    Ning – Popular with nonprofits, reasonably priced, may require some customization. Note from Beth: This one of my favorite photos of a workshop I designed and facilitated at SXSW called “ Peer Learning Session for Nonprofit Social Media Managers.” ” The idea was to get folks who do social media for nonprofits sharing best practices about social media adoption and culture change by balancing brief c ontent delivery with lots of interaction.
  • JANE HART  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 17, 2013
    [Ning] 1st update on 10 Tools Challenge 2013
    22- Edmodo 85- Buddypress 63- Ning. It has been good to see the varied interest in the 10 Tools Challenge both on my blog and Twitter as well as on other social channels – so here are a few updates. 1 – In response to a number of requests I’m now collating the blogs of those who are taking part as an update on the introductory blog post - so that the posts can be shared more widely.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2011
    [Ning] Keep your social media in perpetual Beta
    Ning started by giving out spaces for free and there were many other variations on that theme. Tweet When I started blogging, it was one of the few options to share ideas on the Net. There were some utilities like Quicktopic that let you easily make posts and of course we had listservs, bulletin boards and discussions forums that had been around for much longer. After blogs, the next big phenomena were social networks.
  • DAN PONTEFRACT  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 24, 2011
    [Ning] Enterprise 2.0 Conference: it’s about people to people
    They might not be the same type of community one finds at Slideshare, or Ning, or Amazon, and so on, but there are definitely communities in play in the work world. As I was taking in the keynotes of the Enterprise 2.0 conference in Boston recently, Ross Mayfield ( @ross ) opined on center stage the following: “Discover people through content. Discover content through people.&#. He also stated that: “companies are not communities”.
  • STEVE DENNING  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 10, 2011
    [Ning] The Leader's Guide to Radical Management: Do you want to attend a.
    These include: The Golden Fleece group itself (around 60 members) The Working Stories list (more than a hundred members) The Worldwide Story Work group on Ning (around 600 members) The Reinvention Summit group (around 600 members) The group Revolutionizing the World of Work (more than a hundred members) Regular blogging and tweeting about storytelling and reinventing the workplace are reaching tens of thousands of people in social media.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2010
    [Ning] Resonance
    The Ning site it was hosted on had changed its terms of service so I posted a copy of an Introduction to Social Networking (June) on this site. It got more attention here than on the Ning site. Tweet Over the past year, I’ve posted 225 articles here, some popular, some a bit controversial and some ignored (but still useful for my own learning). Here are some posts that resonated with readers.
  • TONY KARRER  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2010
    [Ning] Seven Things I Learned This Year
    Over the past few years, I spend part of December going back through my blog to recap a bit of what some of the key things I’ve learned over the course of the year. I’ve been doing this the past few years, for example: Learned about Learning in 2009. And every year I use this as a Big Question – see: Learning 2010. A lot of it is thinking through where my thinking has changed over the course of the year. So here are a few of the things that are a bit different for me.
  • JAY CROSS  |  SATURDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2010
    [Ning] More on GROU.PS
    LOL, just look at their Ning migration page ([link] IT’S STILL PROMISING FREE!!!, as an alternative to Ning, so I’d like to get to the bottom of this. A few days ago, I posted on Disservice from GROU.PS, giving me a deadline for upgrading from plan &#.&# Today this arrived in my mailbox: “Time Is Running Out For XXII International Symposium on Morphological Sciences.&#
  • JAY CROSS  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2010
    [Ning] Disservice from Grou.ps
    from Ning. I just received three emails from Grou.ps, one for each of the community sites I migrated to Grou.ps 7 Days Left to Select a Plan. Time Is Running Out For Internet Time Community. We are contacting you regarding to your monthly payment for your group. You are currently using the. Unless you wish to continue this plan, in 7 days, your Internet Time Community group will be downgraded to Entry Level.
  • DAN PONTEFRACT  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2010
    [Ning] Web 3.0: It Should Be About Transferrable Identity
    I have to, sadly, provide my details into various Ning sites, iTunes/Ping, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google, MSN, YouTube, Air Canada, British Airways, and just about every other Web 2.0 A well-established research firm recently asked for my thoughts on Web 3.0. My answer was a bit of a surprise to the researchers seeing as I choose “D – None of the Above”.
  • JAY CROSS  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2010
    [Ning] Is this intentional, Ning? Is it ethical?
    I expected Ning to close it when they went to pay-to-play. After all, their site says: Deadline for Selecting a Ning Plan Has Passed. We are no longer offering or supporting free Ning Networks. If you haven’t selected a plan for your free Ning Network, you can no longer access the network. To regain access, please visit www.ning.com, sign-in and then click “Select a Plan&# for your Ning Network.
  • JAY CROSS'S INFORMAL LEARNING  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 10, 2010
    [Ning] Transferring from Ning to Grou.ps
    The Internet Time Community has been hosted on Ning for a little over three years. I was shocked and saddened when Ning announced that its free service was ending. Lots of non-profits had signed up on Ning. Ning could have at least provided a decent migration path away from their service. The way Ning handled things left a bad taste in my mouth. It looks much like the Ning community.
  • TONY KARRER  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 10, 2010
    [Ning] Effective Web Conferences – 41 Resources
    Online Conference Formats - eLearning Technology , April 23, 2009 Also, if you are interested in future conferences , please go sign up on the Learn Trends Ning Group. I wanted to follow-up 19 Tips for Effective Online Conferences with some additional resources that relate to this topic.
  • TONY KARRER  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 21, 2010
    [Ning] Success Formula for Discussion Forums in Financial Services
    I received a question this week related to Discussion Forums for Knowledge Sharing at Capital City Bank : I successfully launched a discussion forum for a small group of lending assistants within my bank. That forum is still up and running. Since that time, I have attempted to introduce the discussion forum tool to two other work groups within the bank but I have not been very successful.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 29, 2010
    [Ning] DIY is here
    Ning was wildly popular as a DIY online community builder, but that business model did not seem to work. Open source Elgg may replace Ning with a non locked-in platform, but its success remains to be seen. Over three years ago I wrote that the future of learning is DIY : With Google you can find most information that you need. YouTube is a quick and easy way to get “learning objects” to the world. Apple gives the essential tools for knowledge workers, and in a nice package.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 24, 2010
    [Ning] Social Media and Learning: Implications
    I’m continuing on my theme of capturing what we learned during our Work Literacy online workshop in 2008, before Ning pulls the plug on us. Previous posts have discussed several aspects of what we learned and I’d like to review some of the summative commentary. What questions still linger? Jason Willensky – “Will we be forced to chase hot tools and social platforms to stay competitive… is this an ever-expanding universe of tech goodies?
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  MONDAY, JUNE 21, 2010
    [Ning] Introduction to Social Networking
    As our Work Literacy Ning site (2008) is in danger of getting bumped off the Net due to Ning’s new pricing policy , I will post some of the key articles here so we don’t lose them. There are several different online social networks, but for our purposes, we’ll focus on the three that tend to be used the most by learning professionals–Facebook, LinkedIn and Ning. As a learning professional, you will want to think of Ning in two ways.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 1, 2010
    [Ning] What tools should we learn?
    — Tony also asked that suggested resources be provided, so here are some, copied from our Work Literacy Ning site (2008), that is in danger of getting bumped off the Net due to Ning’s new pricing policy. The LCB question this month is, What Tools Should we Learn , or: The question is really about the specific tools that would make sense to learn today in order to be a valuable eLearning professional in 2015?
  • GEORGE SIEMENS  |  TUESDAY, MAY 11, 2010
    [Ning] Udemy
    However, after the Ning experience, it’s difficult to trust a newcomer that doesn’t have a way for data export. Udemy has launched as a virtual learning academy. I set up an account (fairly painless) and started playing around with their synchronous classroom tool. First impression – nothing very new here, but the tools work well. If teachers start to use Udemy, lock-in will eventually become the economic value point for the company.
  • JAY CROSS  |  TUESDAY, MAY 4, 2010
    [Ning] Ningcompoops
    This is the email I received today: Hi Ning Network Creator! As you may have already heard, we’re going to be making some big changes at Ning over the course of the next two months. As members of the Strategic Relationships team, we wanted to send you a personal introduction and let you know that we’ll be here over the coming months to discuss these company changes with you and help you transition seamlessly into an offering that works for you and your Ning Network.
  • TONY KARRER  |  TUESDAY, MAY 4, 2010
    [Ning] Ning Alternatives that Require Little to No Work?
    I was hoping that Ning was going to come out with a inexpensive plan that would support the different Ning sites that I have a hand in. They do have Ning Mini at $3/mo, but it only allows 150 members. That’s not going to work for: LearnTrends LA CTO Forum Work Literacy I’ve read a bit about alternatives, but each will require a bit of work. Harold Jarche is trying to figure it out for the Work Literacy site.
  • JAY CROSS'S INFORMAL LEARNING  |  SATURDAY, MAY 1, 2010
    [Ning] April 2010 Great ones
    Ning’s Bubble Bursts: No More Free Networks, Cuts 40% Of Staff - TechCrunch , April 15, 2010. Best from Informal Learning Flow. April 1, 2010 to April 30, 2010. From Social Media to Social Strategy - HarvardBusiness.org , April 1, 2010. The iPad isn’t a computer, it’s a distribution channel - OReilly Radar , April 13, 2010. Collaboration and Cooperation - Half an Hour , April 12, 2010. Manual for Civilization - The Long Now Blog , April 6, 2010.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  MONDAY, APRIL 19, 2010
    [Ning] Make imperfect copies
    Meanwhile, Yammer started making some headway in business micro-blogging, but it’s a proprietary platform that could go the way of Ning and suddenly change its pricing model. Copying is an underrated business skill says Drake Bennett in Boston Globe’s The Imitation Economy.
  • NANCY WHITE  |  SATURDAY, APRIL 17, 2010
    [Ning] NING Alternatives via Stephen Downes
    I don’t normally wholly post others blog posts, but I think spreading the word about alternatives to NING , which will be ending its free service, is a useful thing. I had collected a few more, but I’ll add them to the Alternatives to Ning GoogleDoc! Today has been an active day in the community as people consider alternatives to Ning. An Alternatives to Ning. Wired says simply , “Ning fails at free social networking.
  • GEORGE SIEMENS  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 15, 2010
    [Ning] Ning cancels “free”
    Big news today from Ning: no more free networks (and 40% staff layoffs). Many educators use Ning for creating social networks. But, for Ning, ad revenue has not been able to meet their financial needs. Hosted services are great – as long as you can pull your data out (a significant value to Google’s data liberation project).
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 2, 2010
    [Ning] Beta, data and more
    — @courosa “ Ning Exposed – Tech Company Scams its Clients&# [2008]. Is Ning a scam? There’s a theory that Ning’s actions are part of a carefully planned scam to make the company the next MySpace or Facebook. 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&#.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  MONDAY, MARCH 29, 2010
    [Ning] Elgg: it’s a community effort
    This weekend I noticed a tweet from Alec Couros about some issues with the Ning social networking platform. That post is over a year old but from the comments as late as last fall, there seem to be ongoing issues on how Ning treats its customers, users and their data. 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. With Ning, Facebook and many others, there is no such export function.
  • TONY KARRER  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 27, 2010
    [Ning] eLearning Predictions Further Thoughts
    Social Learning Communities It was interesting that ASTD DC / Todd Slater has created a Ning community. I recently posted my Top 10 eLearning Predictions for 2010 and did a presentation on the topic. You can access a WebEx recording of the presentation here: https://nethope.webex.com/nethope/ldr.php?AT=pb&SP=MC&rID=58772167&rKey=9ac6286700094e6f
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 26, 2010
    [Ning] A linchpin culture
    Henry Ford or even David Gef­fen… feed the machine, keep it run­ning smoothly, pay as little as you can, make as much as you can. Here is Seth Godin being interviewed by Hugh Macleod : In a sta­ble envi­ron­ment, we worship the effi­cient fac­tory. In our post-industrial world, though, fac­tory worship is a non star­ter. Cheap cogs are worth what they cost, which is not much.
  • NANCY WHITE  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 5, 2010
    [Ning] Tom Vander Wall Nails My Sharepoint Experience | Full Circle Associates
    From a global perspective, there are some additional challenges which I brought up during a live webcast (recording of Part1) and web discussion (on Ning) that Tony Karrer hosted on SharePoint a few weeks ago. (If If you are interested in some on-the ground conversations about SharePoint, dig around the Ning site): SharePoint is not low-bandwidth friendly.
  • DAN PONTEFRACT  |  SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2009
    [Ning] Social Net-Work-Life Balance
    No entries from Outlook/Blackberry contacts, Ning, Yammer or other online networks were utilized. Seeing as it’s been almost 3 years since I’ve been with the likes of Facebook , LinkedIn and Twitter (at various entry dates) I thought it would be interesting to analyze my own personal / professional network to understand if any trends might be occurring.
  • JAY CROSS  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2009
    [Ning] Free Ning Applications
    Today, Ning made a bunch of free apps available for download. I have added five of them (Ning’s limit) to the Internet Time Community to assess how they work. Since the top menu of a Ning community is limited to 14 items, I collapsed some links into sub-categories. Mouse over Add-ons to see the new apps. I installed TokBox (videochat), MindJolt (games), Huddle Workspaces (collaboration), a WordPress blog reader, and Poll Daddy.
  • TONY KARRER  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 25, 2009
    [Ning] Slow Evolution of Learning Solutions
    A ning site, podcasts, video learning resources, RSS feeds from the large technology providers such as Cisco, Sun and Microsoft, and a number of other facilities including a range short formal modules deep-linked from the corporate LMS that could be pulled on-demand. Great post from Charles Jennings – Down But Not Quite Out: what can we learn from the plights of Learning Tree International and Readers Digest? Learning Tree reported a decline of 31.2% in earnings compared to 2008.
  • CHARLES JENNINGS  |  SATURDAY, AUGUST 22, 2009
    [Ning] Down But Not Quite Out: what can we learn from the plights of Learning Tree International and Readers Digest?
    A ning site, podcasts, video learning resources, RSS feeds from the large technology providers such as Cisco, Sun and Microsoft, and a number of other facilities including a range short formal modules deep-linked from the corporate LMS that could be pulled on-demand. These turbulent economic times have not been kind to two of the large publishers of catalogues and journals - Reader's Digest and Learning Tree International.
  • NANCY WHITE  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 12, 2009
    [Ning] The social media I use
    Ning - not so much that I would choose it, but many of the groups and networks I belong to have chosen it. Also, there should be more ability to link between Ning communities, IMHO. Recently I wrote a post that received a lot of attention - more than I would have expected: How I use social media. At the end of the post, I promised to write about WHAT social media I currently use. So here it is.
  • STEPHEN DOWNES: HALF AN HOUR  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 16, 2009
    [Ning] The Cloud and Collaboration
    Retrieved from Ning: [link] Minsky, M. Paper written as a contribution to the Ars Electronica symposium on Cloud Intelligence. Let's take as a starting point the discussion of 'cloud intelligence' on the conference website: In the cloud of connections, we each become social neurons, mimicking the biological human brain but on a giant scale. This collective knowledge is far beyond anything a single search engine could index and archive.
  • NANCY WHITE  |  THURSDAY, MAY 21, 2009
    [Ning] Webheads in Action Online unConvergence
    Participation is FREE, but they encourage people to register on their Ning site. Webheads in Action announces their WiAOC 2009: Webheads in Action Online unConvergence, May 22-24, 2009. I’m not sure what an unConvergence is… I was kind of hopeing we’d have moments of convergence, but divergence is also good, eh? I’ll be on (via Elluminate) tomorrow, Friday, May 22 at 15:00 GMT (that’s 8am PDT) talking about technology stewardship. (I’ll
  • TONY KARRER  |  THURSDAY, MAY 7, 2009
    [Ning] Profile Photos
    In that post, I suggested that you should always add a profile photo: Don't join that new Ning group without attaching your photo. I received a response that I didn't expect on my post Profile Photo. Add it to your Elluminate and WebEx profiles. Because profile photos help me: Believe that you are a real person and begin to connect with you. Remember you. Believe you are serious. I also suggested that for business networking: Don't use anything other that photorealistic photos.
  • TONY KARRER  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 6, 2009
    [Ning] Learning Outcomes
    Social Learning Design Revisited What's also interesting about this is that Michele, Harold Jarche and I went through the whole design of the Work Literacy Ning learning event and had several discussions about how the nature of the social learning environment might feel uncomfortable to many of the participants. My post on learning goals has some great feedback via comments and a couple of blog posts.
  • TONY KARRER  |  TUESDAY, MAY 5, 2009
    [Ning] Profile Photo
    I'm writing this post to encourage you to: Spend a little bit of time to create a reasonable profile photo Attach it to every online profile when you create it And when I say every, I mean every – don't join that new Ning group without attaching your photo. I'm actively engaged in all kinds of sites that can be roughly described as social networking.
  • STEPHEN DOWNES: HALF AN HOUR  |  SATURDAY, APRIL 25, 2009
    [Ning] New Technology Supporting Informal Learning
    The last few years have seen the development of social network services online such as Facebook, Friendster, LinkedIn, and MySpace to name a few) as well as a service for creating social networks, Ning. Downes, Feeds, 2008) Additionally, thousands of comments were contributed to the central Moodle forum, three separate areas in Second Life were contributed, Google Groups were created, a Ning was created, and more.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 23, 2009
    [Ning] Media and Messages
    The main limitation of using Ning is the lack of wiki, and obvious weakness when creating a schedule on the fly with people in multiple time zones. To paraphrase Marshall McLuhan, every message has its medium and every medium has its message. That sums up my impression of our LearnTrends web conference which finished yesterday. Selecting the appropriate messages and media is becoming an essential part of facilitating learning.
  • TONY KARRER  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 23, 2009
    [Ning] Online Conference Formats
    Also, if you are interested in future conferences, please go sign up on the Learn Trends Ning Group. We've just seen an interesting experience with Jay Cross having pulled together a 24 hour, worldwide discussion on the future of learning at Learn Trends. You can find some of the recordings here. There's a discussion thread with feedback, and you can read some of Jay's thoughts on doing this. It had very good attendance and the quality of people was very high.
  • JAY CROSS  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22, 2009
    [Ning] Thoughts following April Learntrends
    I thought my personal contacts, the Learntrends membership, notices on Facebook/LinkedIn/Nings, and the Tweetstream would attract flocks of people. Yesterday, Learntrends hosted a series of online conversations on boosting the performance of organizations through learning. Our goal was honest dialog among as many members as possible. No commercials. No presentations. Few or no slides.
  • TONY KARRER  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 7, 2009
    [Ning] Top 100 eLearning Items
    Bryan Chapman Tips for facilitators in Ning The ‘Least Assistance’ Principle No more excuses for poor e-learning content eLearning Defined eLearning Technology. Using eLearning Learning , I thought it would be interesting to go look what it thinks are some of the top items of all time. Learning 2.0 - The Things How we read online. -
  • CLARK QUINN  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 5, 2009
    [Ning] Real Community?
    LinkedIn and Ning networks that I’ve participated in professionally are just that, professional. I’ve been reading John Taylor Gatto lately, and one of his points is interesting to me from the perspective of social media. His claim about schools is that they’re dehumanizing (deliberately).
  • DAVE SNOWDEN  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1, 2009
    [Ning] KMRC Conference Blog: Snowden
    Tweetdeck, Yammer, Wikipedia, Skype, Ecto and Shrook (I should really have added in the Cognitive Edge Ning as well. I suppose I should complete the conference blog and report on the closing keynote speaker namely yours truly. If you want to see the slides then you can find them here. I am afraid the usual podcast is not available as my digital tape recorder has not been found, and had a lower priority than the passport during the hiatus which almost resulted in my not making the event.
  • TONY KARRER  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 26, 2009
    [Ning] eLearning Learning – March 1 – 15 2009
    Here are the top items via eLearning Learning.
  • NANCY WHITE  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 24, 2009
    [Ning] CoP Series #10: Stewarding Technology for Community | Full Circle Associates
    Tools = search engine, tagging tool Once you have identified the activities you want to support, you can either look for a platform that brings the required tools together (like an Elearning platform, content management system or a hosted site like Ning [link] ). With so many software packages like Moodle and hosted platforms like Ning, you are often given a ton of options.
  • NANCY WHITE  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 24, 2009
    [Ning] CoP Series #10: Stewarding Technology for Community
    Once you have identified the activities you want to support, you can either look for a platform that brings the required tools together (like an Elearning platform, content management system or a hosted site like Ning [link] ). With so many software packages like Moodle and hosted platforms like Ning, you are often given a ton of options.
  • NANCY WHITE  |  MONDAY, MARCH 23, 2009
    [Ning] Tom Vander Wall Nails My Sharepoint Experience | Full Circle Associates
    From a global perspective, there are some additional challenges which I brought up during a live webcast (recording of Part1) and web discussion (on Ning) that Tony Karrer hosted on SharePoint a few weeks ago. (If If you are interested in some on-the ground conversations about SharePoint, dig around the Ning site): SharePoint is not low-bandwidth friendly.
  • NANCY WHITE  |  MONDAY, MARCH 23, 2009
    [Ning] Tom Vander Wall Nails My Sharepoint Experience
    From a global perspective, there are some additional challenges which I brought up during a live webcast (recording of Part1) and web discussion (on Ning) that Tony Karrer hosted on SharePoint a few weeks ago. (If If you are interested in some on-the ground conversations about SharePoint, dig around the Ning site): SharePoint is not low-bandwidth friendly.
  • DOC SEARLS   |  MONDAY, MARCH 23, 2009
    [Ning] Sounds of place
    The way he pronounces his surname “aOkes&# (with a tiny long a in front) and calls NPR’s early show “Mo-ar-ning Edition&# sounds Southern to me. We were driving somewhere the other day when the kid asked if he could play around with the iPhone for awhile. Among the podcasts I subscribe to is The Best of YouTube — although, as with most of the too-many podcasts I subscribe to, I hardly ever watch it.
  • TONY KARRER  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 3, 2009
    [Ning] Social Grid Follow-up
    tysg Responses: SocialHound : @ tonykarrer I also use twitter to comment on topics that I have knowledge in to broaden my scope of netwokers SocialHound : @ tonykarrer I use twitter to reach out to people with knowledge about things I don't understand TamiSchiller : @ tonykarrer #tysg LinkedIn, various Ning groups and industry specific organizations. I often find that Ning isn't that great for specialized content.
  • TONY KARRER  |  MONDAY, MARCH 2, 2009
    [Ning] SharePoint Update
    If you are interested in attending, go to the Learn Trends Ning Site and sign-up. SharePoint in Corporate Learning One of the hardest things for me to find are good examples of how people are really using web 2.0 inside organizations. This is a great opportunity to hear lots of examples of what they are doing with SharePoint around Corporate Learning in a wide variety of organizations.
  • TONY KARRER  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2009
    [Ning] eLearning Learning Hot List Feb 1-14
    Items HP Learning Center - free online software, business, marketing and IT classes for small and medium business Pedagogy - MoodleDocs Keywords Learning Technologies Social Media Hosting Twitter iPhone Ning Adobe Sun Google TechKnowledge ASTD Notes on the list. Hot List - 2/1/2009 - 2/14/2009 Posts Mathemagenic " PhD conclusions in a thousand words: blogging practices of knowledge workers A Guide to Social Learning What Goes in the LMS?
  • NANCY WHITE  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2009
    [Ning] Hot List from the Communities & Networks Connection
    Last week Tony Karrer and I launched the Communities and Network Connection , a place to bring together and surface good stuff about communities, networks and all the juicy stuff around them. Tony continues to tweak the code behind it and one of the outputs is a hot list of the posts that got the most “social juice.&# Tony explains how it works for one of the other aggregated sites he stewards, the eLearning Technology site. Check out Hot List : eLearning Technology. Tony explains: .
  • MARK OEHLERT  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2009
    [Ning] CEO of Ning Keynoting at Defense Information Systems Agency
    So I love that now as people ask me about accessing things like social networking sites like ning from within DOD, I can say things like "well we may not be 100% of the way there but DISA had so-and-so for a keynote speaker, that must indicate something.".and Tags: DISA ning I LOVE this. Turns out DISA (at the most simplistic, understated level - this ISP for. .
  • TONY KARRER  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2009
    [Ning] SharePoint in Corporate Learning - Free Micro Virtual Conference
    If you are interested in attending, go to the Learn Trends Ning Site and sign-up. At the end of our Learn Trends conference last year, one of the comments was that we needed to do smaller versions in an on-going basis. Well we are going to start exactly that. And this also helps me work on making my eLearning Prediction #11 - Micro Virtual Conferences come true.)
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2009
    [Ning] The leaking pyramid
    Social networking is getting more pervasive (Facebook, Twitter or DIY with Ning) and accepted in the mainstream, such as Linked-In for recruiting. Two years ago I wrote about the the forces of change and how workers, who one could call the “Cluetrained’, were dropping out of the bottom of the industrial organisation’s pyramid and doing it on their own. “It” It” meaning working, learning, creating and collaborating.
  • TONY KARRER  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2009
    [Ning] ASTD Follow-Up
    Links Wikis - Wikipedia - [link] Class - [link] Conference - www.complexive.com/wiki/index.php/Main_Page WikiPatterns – [link] Social Bookmarking Wlning - [link] Work Literacy - [link] Social Networking LinkedIn - www.LinkedIn.com Ning - [link] RSS Readers Google Reader - [link] Bloglines - [link] Blogging - [link] top-ten.html Choosing an eLearning Authoring Tool - [link] Training Method Trends - [link] eLearning 2.0
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 28, 2009
    [Ning] Selecting OS learning technology platforms
    you could also say ‘a wordpress.com project, a moodle hosted project or a ning project if you don’t care about controlling your data… which I do… but you may not). I would add Elgg to mix if there is an interest in the functionality of Ning, but with the advantage of open source. Dave Cormier has written a great article on selecting a content management system (CMS). Dave discusses three platforms, all of which I have used - WordPress , Moodle , Drupal.
  • TONY KARRER  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 20, 2009
    [Ning] Remote Collaboration
    Asynchronous Discussion I personally have found that Ning works great as a tool for all sorts of different needs. Creating a new Ning network is very easy and it gives you a lot of what you would want / need as a work team. My primary interest here are the methods and tools that allow us to work better as part of remote work teams. In other words - How do we collaborate together in remote work teams to be as effective or even more effective than a team that works down the hall?
  • TONY KARRER  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 14, 2009
    [Ning] Networks and Communities
    I also signed up to a couple Ning communities where I'm lurking. Introduction to Social Networking Introduction to Social Networking Six Steps to a Remarkably Powerful Network Weave Smarter Networks with LinkedIn How to Grow a Facebook Network Join a Ning community Before You Seek Conversation There's an acronym that everyone should know - RTFM.
  • STEPHEN DOWNES: HALF AN HOUR  |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 4, 2009
    [Ning] What Not To Build
    These became platforms (see above) and then we had social network multiplier sites, like Ning. I get to play a government scientist on the internet. As a result, a large part of my work involves being exposed to new and interesting technologies, whether they are the latest military simulators, academic papers delivered at scientific conferences, or product proposals being promoted by aspiring developers.
  • TONY KARRER  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2008
    [Ning] Using SharePoint
    Using SharePoint for Event Planning & Organizing Just like we used a Wiki one year and Ning another to support the online conference LearnTrends , SharePoint can be used to manage all types of events, especially internal events. I've been having fabulous conversations about using SharePoint.
  • TONY KARRER  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2008
    [Ning] Training Design
    for Learning Professionals Course , we settled on using Ning and it's various capabilities as part of the delivery pattern. I've been struggling a bit to capture a concept that I believe represents a fairly fundamental shift in how we need to think about Training Design. Back in 2005, 2006 and 2007, I would regularly show the following slides to help explain the heart of what Training Design is all about and how it has changed over the years.
  • TONY KARRER  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2008
    [Ning] Collaboration Tools
    As I mentioned in Real-Time Collaborative Editing , I had a fantastic experience participating in group editing of a Mind Map of collaborative tools during a session at Learn Trends. You can see the result below. But it was interesting to see the results exported which I've embedded below. I would expect the document to continue to grow and change, but thought it would be worth having it available in a text format as well (so I can find it when I need it).
  • TONY KARRER  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2008
    [Ning] Help Create Resources for Keynote?
    For example, look at the following: Introduction to Social Networking Introduction to LinkedIn Introduction to Facebook Introduction to Ning Using Social Networks for Personal Professional Development Using Social Networks with Learners Social Networking and Privacy Managing Your Networks and "Time Suck" LinkedIn Tips and Tricks Social Networking Wiki Because these are tied into forums, it makes them a bit harder for most people to go through.
  • TONY KARRER  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2008
    [Ning] Learning Communities List
    As we are wrapping up the week for Learn Trends , one of the questions we faced was what to do with the Ning community that sprung up to support the conference. Large, active Ning community hosted by Elliot Masie with monthly questions that spark discussions. Chief Learning Officer Network - Fairly active Ning community that has broad range of topics.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2008
    [Ning] Social or Community?
    most Ning communities) but can be much more dynamic. Fred Cavazza raises an interesting point on the difference between social and community platforms. “Community&# platforms allow members to fully engage in conversations, while “Social&# platforms, like Facebook, Twitter and Flickr, are more passive. In the comments, Fred says that blogs are definitely social, as they allow authors to block and filter comments. Graphic by Fred Cavazza: Community (left) - Social (right).
  • MARK OEHLERT  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2008
    [Ning] GovLoop.the Social Network for Govt 2.0
    I am noticing a hockey stick-like moment for ning lately - at least in my circles. A full-on ning site designed for: "gov't employee (fed/state/local), public policy student/professor, good gov't organization, gov't contractor with good intentions."
  • TONY KARRER  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2008
    [Ning] Online Learning Course Design
    Social Network as Course Platform Like social networks generally, Ning, unfortunately feels a bit scattered. The Work Literacy online learning course is over and Michele Martin - Deconstructing the Work Literacy Learning Event and Harold Jarche - Post Work Literacy have posted their thoughts around the event. We also have some great Feedback from Participants. I think they've both captured a lot of what worked and could have been changed.
  • STEPHEN DOWNES: HALF AN HOUR  |  SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2008
    [Ning] The Future of Online Learning: Ten Years On
    An MS-Word version of this essay is available at [link] In the summer of 1998, over two frantic weeks in July, I wrote an essay titled The Future of Online Learning. Downes, 1998) At the time, I was working as a distance education and new media design specialist at Assiniboine Community College, and I wrote the essay to defend the work I was doing at the time. “We We want a plan,” said my managers, and so I outlined the future as I thought it would – and should – unfold.
  • TONY KARRER  |  SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2008
    [Ning] Learning Trends Starts Monday
    There is a ning group for it: LearnTrends Ning Community. And Ning's time converter does not work. There will be some interesting discussions going on in the Ning group based on the presentations. Just a quick reminder that LearnTrends - Corporate Learning Trends and Innovations - starts on Monday. You can find the Schedule of Sessions. Be careful that all times are Pacific Time.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2008
    [Ning] Learnscaping on tap
    Ning’s an example, but we needed more flexibility and control. Over several months now, Harold Jarche, Jane Hart, Jay Cross, and I have been working on getting our arms around assisting people with the informal side of organizational learning. Ever since Jay’s book, Informal Learning , people have wanted specific ways to go about supporting this component of the organizational environment. And we’re close to a concrete solution.
  • TONY KARRER  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2008
    [Ning] Online Conferences and In-Person Conferences
    Ning really makes it easy to do one of these. If several people were interested in a topic, they can easily pull together a few speakers, create a ning group and set up a quick conference. Lisa Neal asked a great question in a comment on Learn Trends 2008 - Free Online Conference : What do you see as the main differences between in person and online conferences? I have a bunch of random thoughts on this and I'm hoping that folks will chime in.
  • TONY KARRER  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2008
    [Ning] Getting Help
    Ning or LinkedIn Groups LinkedIn to find individuals LinkedIn to ask questions - via Answers Twitter (only if you've participated quite a bit) The issue with Twitter and posting questions through a blog is that you only will get responses from your existing audience. My post New Work is about changes in work skills. One of the bigger changes in work skills have to do with getting help.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2008
    [Ning] Social Bookmarks
    Take a look at the pages that are being tagged as part of the course - Work Literacy Ning Links. The second week of our Web 2.0 for Learning Professionals Course is starting and the topic is Social Bookmarks.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  SATURDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2008
    [Ning] Social Networks
    I have been part of Ning groups before, but find it overwhelming, very quickly because there seems to be multiple inputs for information. Even as an organizer, when I get into the Ning group, I feel overwhelmed. The resources that were provided on this are great: The Facebook Classroom: 25 Education Apps Facebook as a Learning Platform Ning in Education Some learning professionals weigh in on how they're using social network. I don't know about ning or even facebook.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2008
    [Ning] Reflections on Twitter and social networking
    And Ning’s quite interesting too. However, they’re beginning to turn into one big Ning mass that I have trouble differentiating. I’ve been using Twitter for a number of weeks now, and that, combined with several recent social networking activities prompted this reflection. There’s lots more for me to learn, of course, but there are powerful reasons to blog about it along the way as well.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2008
    [Ning] Conversation Learning
    During this week's course, one of the more interesting things was seeing one of the members experience - My Real-Time, Real-Life Research Project (Using LinkedIn and Ning). Interestingly, I found the Moodle-specific ning through someone mentioning it in a response to my posting of the same question to one of the LinkedIn groups which I belong to. And I just learned about ning for the first time yesterday!
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2008
    [Ning] Searching for Expertise - LinkedIn Answers
    Just yesterday (after having joined this ning as my first ning ever) I found a ning on the topic of Moodle, and I posted my question there. Yesterday I created a screen cast on LinkedIn for Finding Expertise. Today, I saw a post on our Free - Web 2.0 for Learning Professionals where someone said: I am currently trying to find a SME experienced with Moodle (a CMS/LMS) and WizIQ (synchronous web class technology).
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2008
    [Ning] Web 2.0 for Learning Professionals - Free Online Event
    To sign-up, go to the Ning group I've announced this already - Free - Web 2.0 for Learning Professionals and the response is great already - it looks like we are going to have quite a mix of people involved.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2008
    [Ning] Forums vs. Social Networks?
    Social Network Examples are Ning and KickApps. I'm debating the value of forum / group / threaded discussion software vs. social network software for a particular situation. It aims at a very broad audience that includes everyone from early adopters to technology laggards.
  • NANCY WHITE  |  SATURDAY, AUGUST 30, 2008
    [Ning] Tracking Hurricane Gustav on Social Media | Full Circle Associates
    Home About Full Circle Contact Resources Wiki Full Circus Full Circle Associates connections for a changing world, online and offline… Aug 30 2008 Tracking Hurricane Gustav on Social Media Published by Nancy White at 3:24 pm under events , social media Taking a quick break from gardening and checked Twitter. I saw a lot of tweets around how people are using social media to track Hurricane Gustav and prepare to react to needs generated around the storm.
  • NANCY WHITE  |  SATURDAY, AUGUST 30, 2008
    [Ning] Tracking Hurricane Gustav on Social Media | Full Circle Associates
    Home About Full Circle Contact Resources Wiki Full Circus Full Circle Associates connections for a changing world, online and offline… Aug 30 2008 Tracking Hurricane Gustav on Social Media Published by Nancy White at 3:24 pm under events , social media Taking a quick break from gardening and checked Twitter. I saw a lot of tweets around how people are using social media to track Hurricane Gustav and prepare to react to needs generated around the storm.
  • STEPHEN DOWNES: HALF AN HOUR  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 27, 2008
    [Ning] My Take on the Top 25
    Ustream - I've done a few trial broadcasts, but haven't had an occasion to use it, Ning -I agree with Emma: "I really don’t like Ning." Copying Emma Duke-Williams 's idea - here's Jane Hart's Slideshow of the Day list of the top 25 technologies - and where they fit (or not) in my own world: Firefox - It's my major workhorse. Don't use Flock. Delicious - I think I added a bookmark there once. I use my own system for bookmarks (which I then send out as a newsletter).
  • CLARK QUINN  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 25, 2008
    [Ning] Tools Used
    delicious, Picassa, Ning, Google Docs/Google Apps, Second Life, Blogger, iGoogle, orkut, FriendFeed, Internal workplace community, PBWiki, Xing, Digg, Friendster (really?), But we clearly missed an opportunity to ask about community tools like Ning. I've been working with Steve Wexler and the eLearningGuild on the eLearning 2.0 survey and report. Some interesting data points are coming out of the study. Right now there are more than 1000 respondents.
  • JAY CROSS  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 7, 2008
    [Ning] The wonders of community
    The community structure was a snap to set up (start your own at Ning ) and takes nothing to maintain. I arrived in Sao Paolo knowing no one. The conference sponsors who had promised me a grand tour of the city were nowhere to be found. Then I remembered seeing some Brazilians on the Internet Time Community. The next day I met Luiz, Fernanda, and Barbara.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 30, 2008
    [Ning] Blogs, Social Networks and LinkedIn Answers
    Social Network based discussions (for example a Ning network) act like communities. I received a great question from someone relative to my last post - Required Reading for Training Managers where I continue to suggest the benefits of blogging (see Blogging - I'm Pushing Harder Now and Top Ten Reasons To Blog and Top Ten Not to Blog for recaps of much of this).
  • TONY KARRER  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 30, 2008
    [Ning] Blogs, Social Networks and LinkedIn Answers
    Social Network based discussions (for example a Ning network) act like communities. I received a great question from someone relative to my last post - Required Reading for Training Managers where I continue to suggest the benefits of blogging (see Blogging - I'm Pushing Harder Now and Top Ten Reasons To Blog and Top Ten Not to Blog for recaps of much of this).
  • JAY CROSS  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 20, 2008
    [Ning] Dancing Bears
    And switching again, the cover story in the current Fast Company is about ning. Ning’s software is another agile dancing bear. Essentially, a community-in-a-box, Ning is a snap to set up. Ning’s missing a few tricks (I still have a tough time find new posts), but by-and-large, it has provided discussion forums, blogs, albums, member pages: not bad for something that took five minutes to set up and is free.
  • JAY CROSS  |  SATURDAY, APRIL 12, 2008
    [Ning] Stream of consciousness
    a great presentation by the late Hal Riney , the infamous Dutch anti-Koran movie, Scoble, Jason Kotte, the Smart Car (decided to give it a test drive today), the motorcycle concourses d’elegance (bought tickets), a series of papers on web-based learning I wrote in 1999, photographs of Cozumel, Dave Gray’s new blog , the Story of Stuff, Elliott Masie’s new ning community ( Learning Town ), and a gallery of sock puppets.
  • TONY KARRER  |  MONDAY, MARCH 3, 2008
    [Ning] Web 2.0 Applications in Learning
    Last week I presented a session at ASTD TechKnowledge entitled eLearning 2.0 - Applications and Implications. It could just as easily have been called Web 2.0 Applications in Learning. It was designed to be a small to medium size group discussion, but because the room was large it was very challenging to do that successfully. I discussed a bit of these issues in First Thoughts After ASTD Sessions.
  • DOC SEARLS   |  SATURDAY, JANUARY 5, 2008
    [Ning] Doc Searls Weblog · Thoughts on the writers strike
    For example, I can make music with Audacity, add loops with Ambiloop, upload videos to YouTube, make mp3s (now m4as) via iTunes, host them on Ning and Garageband, distribute audio files via Pownce, etc.
  • MARK OEHLERT  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2007
    [Ning] e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Federal Government Distributed Learning Association (FGDLA)
    I did want to point out that Jay has created a social network for the FGDLA using ning and it is available here. e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Heading Home from I/ITSEC 2007 | Main | Tom and I disagree and then I kinda support his argument? » December 04, 2007 Federal Government Distributed Learning Association (FGDLA) Ive probably said this before but if I havent (even if I have), the U.S.
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