Searching for Expertise - LinkedIn Answers

Clark Quinn

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).

Enterprise 2.0 Conference: it’s about people to people

Dan Pontefract

At work, for example, there will be a greater tendency to rely on one’s network when you have a question that needs to be answered, an idea vetted, or opportunities built upon rather than simply searching content for context or a live human being.

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1st update on 10 Tools Challenge 2013

Jane Hart

22- Edmodo 85- Buddypress 63- Ning. Search/Research. 4- Google Search 10- Wikipedia 52- Google Scholar 62- Bing.

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Seven Things I Learned This Year

Tony Karrer

LMS and Learning Tracking Still Struggling While LMS solutions continue to get better, more powerful, more diverse, I continue to find myself searching for just the right solution for particular needs. For example my search for an LMS Solution for Simple Partner Compliance Training didn’t really arrive at just the right solution.

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.

Getting Help

Tony Karrer

I looked at a couple examples this recently in LinkedIn for Finding Expertise and Searching for Expertise - LinkedIn Answers This topic came up again in a discussion - Blogging to ask for Help - Colin asked: If you need input from like-minded people around the world, where's the best place to ask? My post New Work is about changes in work skills. One of the bigger changes in work skills have to do with getting help.

Brandon Hall Network - Back from the Dead?

Tony Karrer

I feel somewhat bad because if you Google search "Brandon Hall Network" the results give you a couple of links to Brandon Hall and then links to a few of my past posts around the network such as: Brandon Hall Network - Nicely Done? Maybe Brandon Hall or a Ning community will take off. Or maybe someone like ASTD will adopt Ning and give it a huge push.

Hot List from the Communities & Networks Connection

Nancy White

searches that land on us and that occur on the site, and various other kinds of behaviors. 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.

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 do some searching on Google and find some overviews of the solution and some other good information. So much so, that I responded with Searching for Expertise - LinkedIn Answers and LinkedIn for Finding Expertise.

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. I discussed part of this in my recent screencasts LinkedIn for Finding Expertise and Searching for Expertise - LinkedIn Answers. I don't know about ning or even facebook. The first week of our Free - Web 2.0 for Learning Professionals is wrapping up.

Profile Photo

Tony Karrer

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. When I meet someone online, I commonly go search for them on LinkedIn to see who they are and what they do. I'm actively engaged in all kinds of sites that can be roughly described as social networking.

Blogs, Social Networks and LinkedIn Answers

Tony Karrer

The way I use LinkedIn Answers is to ask specific questions (never open ended or partially thought out the way I do in a blog) that I want to get specific answers or find people with expertise who I can't seem to find by searching LinkedIn normally. Social Network based discussions (for example a Ning network) act like communities.

The Future of Online Learning: Ten Years On

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Often user interaction is provided – the user might type a term into a search widget, for example – and often some form of processing is requested at the remote website. But there will continue to be an evolution of the model as developers search for the right balance between social function and individual identity, between the common software platform and individual control.

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.

Reflections on Twitter and social networking

Clark Quinn

I’ve seen it mostly as a job hunt tool (consequently, more for others than myself, e.g. to support people I know who are on a job search), but he’s leveraging it as an expertise tool. And Ning’s quite interesting too. However, they’re beginning to turn into one big Ning mass that I have trouble differentiating.Â

SharePoint Update

Tony Karrer

If you are interested in attending, go to the Learn Trends Ning Site and sign-up. Celia Bohle Advanced Learning TEchnologies Program Manager HP SharePoint for a Marketing Online Learning Community Kevin Kussman IPG Go-To-Market Learning and Development HP Dominika Merzenich Workforce Development Specialist/IPG Go-To-Market Learning and Development HP Anne Adrian Associate Director, ACES-Ag IT, Auburn Extension Internal and External use of SharePoint with Feeds, searches, aggregatred feeds.

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. These are common questions when only search is used. 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.

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 doing a keynote presentation at ASTD TechKnowledge in January on New Work Literacies and eLearning 2.0 and another session on Learning 2.0. 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.

Blogs, Social Networks and LinkedIn Answers

Clark Quinn

The way I use LinkedIn Answers is to ask specific questions (never open ended or partially thought out the way I do in a blog) that I want to get specific answers or find people with expertise who I can't seem to find by searching LinkedIn normally. Social Network based discussions (for example a Ning network) act like communities.

Social Net-Work-Life Balance

Dan Pontefract

No entries from Outlook/Blackberry contacts, Ning, Yammer or other online networks were utilized.

Tracking Hurricane Gustav on Social Media | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Tracking Hurricane Gustav on Social Media | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

ASTD Follow-Up

Tony Karrer

Improve your Work Literacy I would highly encourage going through the recent series of posts all about Tools and Methods for Work and Learning : Work Skills Keeping Up Top-Down Strategy Better Memory Information Radar Processing Link Pages Network Learning Collaboration Twitter as Personal Work and Learning Tool Search Browser Short Cuts Work Skills Workshop Keynote Links I mentioned in Twitter Conference Ideas that I was sending messages and links during the keynote.

What Not To Build

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Even if you have an original website idea, your site, unless it is *very* special (like, say, the Dead Sea Scrolls) will quickly be swamped by the noise and verbiage that is the web, your only traffic search engines and spammers. 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.

Media and Messages

Harold Jarche

Using Twitterfall of search, one can see the collecting observations from many people and from this see some patterns. 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.

CoP Series #10: Stewarding Technology for Community | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

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] ).

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. -

RFP 2

The social media I use

Nancy White

Getting stuff (search, content, etc.). 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.

CoP Series #10: Stewarding Technology for Community

Nancy White

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] ).

Tom Vander Wall Nails My Sharepoint Experience | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

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

Success Formula for Discussion Forums in Financial Services

Tony Karrer

In terms of finding people with experience on this, my first suggestion was using LinkedIn and particularly looking through LinkedIn Guide for Knowledge Workers , LinkedIn for Finding Expertise , and Searching for Expertise - LinkedIn Answers. 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.

Tom Vander Wall Nails My Sharepoint Experience | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

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

Doc Searls Weblog · Thoughts on the writers strike

Doc Searls

Not surprisingly, a search for a bracing perspective on the matter took me to Articulation and Activism: In Praise of Screenwriters … and “Hackwriters&# Too — a post last month by my old friend and colleague Stephen Lewis at his blog Hak Pak Sak. That link leads to a search for it.

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.

The Cloud and Collaboration

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

This collective knowledge is far beyond anything a single search engine could index and archive. 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.