Seven Things I Learned This Year

Tony Karrer

Aggregation and Social Filtering Provide High Value eLearning Learning has somewhat become my singular source of great eLearning content. Open Content Potential But There are Challenges This year I spent quite a bit of time looking at where and how open content could get leveraged in different ways. Flash may Die and HTML 5 is Going to be Big 2010 opened my eyes are Flash and HTML 5.

Introduction to Social Networking

Harold Jarche

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.

Trending Sources

Elgg: it’s a community effort

Harold Jarche

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. This brought me to reflect, once again, how important an open source framework is as we move more of our computing to the cloud. With Ning, Facebook and many others, there is no such export function.

Selecting OS learning technology platforms

Harold Jarche

All are open source and there are a variety of hosting models available for most budgets. I use a similar approach in initially analysing technology needs, succinctly stated by Dave: I like to put CMSs into three simple categories based on the CMSs that I think of as being best of breed in the open market right now. I would add Elgg to mix if there is an interest in the functionality of Ning, but with the advantage of open source.

Beta, data and more

Harold Jarche

— @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&#.

Make imperfect copies

Harold Jarche

However, Jaiku is now open source and may grow into something else, under Google’s umbrella. 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.

The Future of Online Learning: Ten Years On

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

and Apple or from specialized content sources such as national Geographic. emerged with the release of lightweight open source frameworks such as Ruby on Rails. Skype, 2005) Moreover, open source conferencing suites, such as Dim Dim and WiZiQ, are emulating the function of commercial applications. 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.

The social media I use

Nancy White

Eudora is no longer a paid product, now Open Source. I haven’t opened up IE in months. Moodle, while pretty visually ugly, is easy to set up and is fabulously open source, as is Drupal. Drupal - powerful open source content management system.

New Technology Supporting Informal Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Downes, 2007) We need to consider learners not only as the subjects of learning, entities to whom we deliver learning content, but also the sources of learning, functioning as the perceptual input for the wider network. Drupal, an open source content management system, enables the creation of individual accounts, the creation of discussion posts and pages and other content, and the sharing of this content online with other community members.

What Not To Build

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

You will be facing tremendous competition as every new and existing client will be choosing from a range of well-funded commercial and open source products. These became platforms (see above) and then we had social network multiplier sites, like Ning. It also depends unreasonably on a small number of very large power sources, such as coal or nuclear powered generating plants, hydro dams, and the like. I get to play a government scientist on the internet.

Top 100 eLearning Items

Tony Karrer

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. -

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Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Complacency and Web 2.0

John Hagel

APIs (Application Programming Interfaces, for my less techie readers) – especially open, standardized APIs – have been a key building block of Web 2.0, Before you start eating the young that are nourished by your APIs, you might want to be sure there are no other food sources to sustain you.

Doc Searls Weblog · Thoughts on the writers strike

Doc Searls

When the customer disintermediates the corporation out of their relationship with the worker, then the worker has a simpler, less fraught relationship with the source of their income.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Federal Government Distributed Learning Association (FGDLA)

Mark Oehlert

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.