Transferring from Ning to

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

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. Many of these organizations have zero tech support.

Join us: Stanford Learning Analytics Summer Institute

George Siemens

Next week, we ( SoLAR , IEDMS and others) are organizing a Learning Analytics Summer Institute (LASI). In response, LASI is organizing a series of local events and live-streamed keynotes. 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.

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Making library miscellaneousness awesome

David Weinberger

But, unlike truly plain old tables, this one combines RFID sensors and cameras with recognition software so it knows which works you’ve put on the table and how you’ve organized them. Sitterwerk Art Library in St.

Enterprise 2.0 Conference: it’s about people to people

Dan Pontefract

It’s just not the default behaviour of an organization yet. 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. They can be organization-wide, team or project-based.

1st update on 10 Tools Challenge 2013

Jane Hart

22- Edmodo 85- Buddypress 63- Ning. Organizers. 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.

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Web 3.0: It Should Be About Transferrable Identity

Dan Pontefract

Let’s imagine a typical organization for a moment. In order to fully participate in the daily, weekly, and quarterly objectives driven pulse of that organization, one requires his/her identity to move from application to application … from opportunity to opportunity.

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Harold Jarche

Two posts, A Framework for Social Learning in the Enterprise (February) and The Evolving Social Organization (August), were popular, as was the white paper that combined these articles. It got more attention here than on the Ning site.

Social Media and Learning: Implications

Harold Jarche

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. How can we make learning both flexible, yet in line with administrator’s (organizations, schools, universities, etc…) goals and needs for accountability?&#. 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?

How To Get Started Thinking About Online Peer Learning Communities for Nonprofit Professionals

Beth Kanter

This was a face-to-face session, but the learning was extended online afterwards, albeit briefly, in an organic way on twitter using a hashtag “ npsmpeer.” Ning – Popular with nonprofits, reasonably priced, may require some customization.

Effective Web Conferences – 41 Resources

Tony Karrer

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. Social Conference Tools - Expect Poor Results - eLearning Technology , April 23, 2008 I saw a post by David Warlick - Reaching Out With Your Conference where he suggests that conference organizers should: Consider a social network for your conference.

SharePoint in Corporate Learning - Free Micro Virtual Conference

Tony Karrer

If you are interested in attending, go to the Learn Trends Ning Site and sign-up. If you are interested in presenting drop me an email: I would also like to find volunteers who have experience organizing, moderating, recording online sessions. 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.

What tools should we learn?

Harold Jarche

My post on critical thinking in the organization , explains this in more detail. 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?

Tom Vander Wall Nails My Sharepoint Experience

Nancy White

In SharePoint 2007: Gateway Drug to Enterprise Social Tools :: Personal InfoCloud , Tom quotes one of his informants: “We went from 5 silos in our organization to hundreds in a month after deploying SharePoint”.

Social Networks

Clark Quinn

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.

Web 2.0 Applications in Learning

Tony Karrer

I discussed the fact that there was a common Adoption Pattern that went from personal adoption to work groups to organization. – Personal => – Work group => – Organization I also discussed that often these things evolve into solutions. Question 1 - What are the most likely ways / places your organization might or does use Blogs, Wikis, Social Bookmarking, Social Networking or Collaboration Tools?

Learnscaping on tap

Clark Quinn

The goal is to support organizations to start implementing web 2.0, Ning’s an example, but we needed more flexibility and control. It’s also a real need, which I see again and again in organizations I assist. 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.

Social Net-Work-Life Balance

Dan Pontefract

Secondly, I’m using this analysis as a basis to personally reflect on the importance of such tools being made available inside an organization to facilitate a ‘culture of collaboration’ First, to the data.

Make imperfect copies

Harold Jarche

Perhaps organizations need to incorporate the creation of adaptations (slightly imperfect copies) into their business processes. When I work with clients I often bring the perspective of other fields to the organization.

Conversation Learning

Clark Quinn

In Value from Social Media , I talked about the issue of finding information via Google / Search vs. seeking conversation: Let’s consider a simple scenario - I’m trying to decide if a particular solution makes sense for my company / organization. I would like more in the areas of: Experience - What have been the experiences of other organizations (not the canned case studies) when they’ve used this solution. And I just learned about ning for the first time yesterday!

Help Create Resources for Keynote?

Tony Karrer

These would be organized around the following categories: Search Keep/Organize/Refind/Remind Leverage Expertise (Network) Collaborate Scan (Continuous Awareness/Learning) Learning 2.0 I'm also not sure that I buy that this quite tells a Workplace Learning Professional what they should do in terms of their personal use and in terms of how these might be used in their organizations.

Online Conferences and In-Person Conferences

Tony Karrer

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. As an in-person conference organizer, you really have challenges trying to pack everything you can in that week. 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?

SharePoint Update

Tony Karrer

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. 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

The wonders of community

Jay Cross

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.

Social Grid Follow-up

Tony Karrer

However, when we just did this for the LA CTO Forum , we created a LinkedIn group so that members could search profiles and created a private Ning community for discussions, events, and communication. I often find that Ning isn't that great for specialized content.

Real Community?

Clark Quinn

He claims that many of our institutions (and he means more than schools, but groups, organizations, etc) are really networks, not communities, and can’t provide the nurture we need from others: “Networks do great harm by appearing enough like real communities to create expectations that they can manage human social and psychological needs.&#. LinkedIn and Ning networks that I’ve participated in professionally are just that, professional.

eLearning Predictions Further Thoughts

Tony Karrer

Social Learning Communities It was interesting that ASTD DC / Todd Slater has created a Ning community. that explain a lot of what’s going on around SharePoint and learning organizations. 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:

The Leader's Guide to Radical Management: Do you want to attend a.

Steve Denning

THE HISTORY Almost ten years ago in April 2001, I organized a symposium at the Smithsonian Associates with the eventual goal of converting the world to the power of storytelling. This event was organized by volunteers, including Madelyn Blair, Denise Lee and Seth Kahan, among many others.

Networks and Communities

Tony Karrer

Limits of Search In Value from Social Media , I looked at a scenario where I'm evaluating a particular solution for my company / organization. Often it's difficult to use search to address: Experience - What have been the experiences of other organizations (not the canned case studies) when they’ve used this solution. I also signed up to a couple Ning communities where I'm lurking.

New Technology Supporting Informal Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

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. Content management systems (and before them, email lists and usenet groups) organized people and content by hierarchy, by topic and content thread. Rushgrove, 2007) Far from being neat and organized, the internet has become complex.

Thoughts following April Learntrends

Jay Cross

Yesterday, Learntrends hosted a series of online conversations on boosting the performance of organizations through learning. At other times, participants simply talked about whatever was on their minds, with a host and time cop occasionally nudging the conversation back to the theme of improving the process of learning in organizations. I thought my personal contacts, the Learntrends membership, notices on Facebook/LinkedIn/Nings, and the Tweetstream would attract flocks of people.

The social media I use

Nancy White

I also wondered if it would be worth organizing them in the categories of “use&# I used in the previous post. Ning - not so much that I would choose it, but many of the groups and networks I belong to have chosen it.

Tom Vander Wall Nails My Sharepoint Experience | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

In SharePoint 2007: Gateway Drug to Enterprise Social Tools :: Personal InfoCloud , Tom quotes one of his informants: “We went from 5 silos in our organization to hundreds in a month after deploying SharePoint”. 2) is organic, messy, human. (1)

What Not To Build

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

It's somewhat surprising to see in 2009, given that every company, every school, every library, every museum, and every other organization, product, service and even many pets have websites. These became platforms (see above) and then we had social network multiplier sites, like Ning. Most human organizations can exist in this way, and become much more robust and flexible when not tied to a specific system. I get to play a government scientist on the internet.

Tom Vander Wall Nails My Sharepoint Experience | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

In SharePoint 2007: Gateway Drug to Enterprise Social Tools :: Personal InfoCloud , Tom quotes one of his informants: “We went from 5 silos in our organization to hundreds in a month after deploying SharePoint”. 2) is organic, messy, human. (1)

The Future of Online Learning: Ten Years On

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Fenning, 2004) We continue to organize classes in grades, sorted, especially in the earlier years, by age. This characterization of organization is not unique to education; it is very common to talk of (say) the needs of the individual versus the needs of the state. This characterization, however, glosses over the possibility that there may be more or less cohesive ways of organizing people, thus allowing for a middle point between the individual and the group: the network.

Down But Not Quite Out: what can we learn from the plights of Learning Tree International and Readers Digest?

Charles Jennings

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.


Irving Wladawsky-Berger: Social networks and Organizational Governance

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

My colleagues pointed out that if you look at the organization of the healthcare system in the UK, you can identify two main levels of management. In a typical company, they pointed out, there is a layer of middle management whose primary responsibility is to act as a kind of gear box between senior management and the organization’s operational activities. Who should organize such patients and offer them platforms and facilitators?

Doc Searls Weblog · Thoughts on the writers strike

Doc Searls

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. Some, perhaps, will be no more than ways of organizing work and routing paychecks.

The Cloud and Collaboration

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The cloud, in other words, reinforces the ways with which we have attempted hitherto to organize ourselves. Can we describe the organization of our mind in the same terms we currently use to describe the organization of society? What distinguishes collaboration from these other forms of organization is a commonality of understanding or purpose. What characterizes collaborative forms of organization is, in one sense or another, sameness in the people.