Open Source eLearning Tools

Tony Karrer

I was just asked about trends in open source for eLearning and particularly open source eLearning tools. Probably one of the better sources on this is Jane Hart’s Instructional Tools Directory. You can find a long list of tools broken into authoring tools, games/simulations, quiz/test tools, social media, delivery platforms, tracking and whether they support mobile.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): "Using Open Source Social Software as Digital Library Interface" (D-Lib Magazine)

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Top Ten AntiSpyware Apps from CNET | Main | Semi-Daily Quote/Lyric/Words of Others » March 26, 2008 "Using Open Source Social Software as Digital Library Interface" (D-Lib Magazine) ( LINK ) "This article investigates the use of social software applications indigital library environments.

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"Using Open Source Social Software as Digital Library Interface" (D-Lib Magazine)

Mark Oehlert

This article investigates the use of social software applications in digital library environments. It examines the use of blogging software as an interface to digital library content stored in a separate repository. ( LINK ).

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Clark Quinn

SocialTech: Open Source Social Software. WebWorkerDaily » Archive 3 Ways to Edit Documents Collaboratively « WebWorkerDaily » Archive 20 Different Ways to Manage Your To Dos «

Learning as Artifact Creation

George Siemens

Details regarding cognitive processes, teacher actions, learner mindsets, design models, and social interaction remain rudimentary. But, whether connectivism or by some other name, a social networked model of learning is our future. The artifact serves as a social learning object. Yahoo groups, Friendster, and other early social software didn’t fully live up to the vision of the mesh , but they enabled communication.

The key to understanding what’s going on

Jay Cross

The 50,000 foot view of what’s going on in social networks and informal learning has changed very little In the last five years. The pendulum had swung far in the opposite direction when we had flower children, itinerant hippies, anti-war protests, and, more recently, the Open Source movement and the proliferation of blogs. Here’s a mid-2003 article from an internal newsletter from Deloitte: Social Software: Get Affiliated. What is social software?

Lead Social Business Enabler for IBM’s w3 and www Connections – Job Role and Responsibilities

Luis Suarez

Now that the word is out there, and since I have been in the new job for a couple of weeks already, I guess it’s a good time to reflect on what does the Lead Social Business Enabler for IBM’s w3 and www Connections do on a daily basis in terms of my job role and responsibilities. To name: – Create and consolidate a Social Board of Advisors to help improve the feedback mechanism for our very own Enterprise Social Software Solutions.

Is Enterprise 2.0 a crock?

Jay Cross

Google said it plans to open-source most of the code. The Google Wave Federation Protocol is evolving as an open source project, and as the community and technology grows, here are the guiding principles: Wave is an open network: anyone should be able to become a wave provider and interoperate with the public network. CSC has an Enterprise Social Collaboration Officer (who also runs KM.). Yesterday I attended the Enterprise 2.0

Simultaneity and Openness

Harold Jarche

One of the key lessons was that it was critical to have built their social media presence before it was needed. Open Work : Using Social Software To Make Our Work Visible Again - Too few social business Enterprise 2.0, social media efforts know of open work - by @dhinchcliffe. Open work is the most likely and most direct route to enabling this. Tweet Here are some of the things that were shared via Twitter this past week.

What Universities Must Learn About Social Networks

Jay Cross

What Universities Must Learning About Social Networks. Increasingly, businesses are looking to more social approaches to employee learning and development. THE ISSUE IS NOT whether you are going to become a socially networked university but how soon. Businesses are being transformed into social businesses. Social business is the flavor of the day in the C-suites of the Fortune 500. Social networks empower workers to engage in self-determined “pull” learning.

Sales eLearning – 21 Great Resources

Tony Karrer

The Business Case for Social Learning - Daretoshare , April 13, 2009 Job losses, combined with cutbacks in workforce development investments, mean that many companies are less able to serve customers, make sales or generate innovations than they were just a few months ago. The Business Case for Social Learning. Here are some examples of social learning in organisations. I was asked about approaches for eLearning for Sales People.

Top 100 eLearning Items

Tony Karrer

Introducing The Conversation Prism eLearning Trends 2007 and 2008 TechCrunch White Label Social Networking Platforms Chart How to Insert YouTube Videos in PowerPoint Presentations LinkedIn Tips and Tweaks: Do More with your LinkedIn Account Introduction to Wikis, Blogs, Social Bookmarking, Social Networking and RSS Corporate Policies on Web 2.0 Using eLearning Learning , I thought it would be interesting to go look what it thinks are some of the top items of all time.

E-Learning Generations

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

( version française ) In recent years I have been working on two major concepts:first, the connectivist theory of online learning, which views learning as anetwork process; and second, the massive open online course, or MOOC, which isan instantiation of that process. Theprocess of connecting was involved and complex, requiring the use of modems andspecial software. is social software. is as much about mobile computing as it is about social software.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Top Ten AntiSpyware Apps from CNET

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Semi-Daily Quote/Lyric/Words of Others | Main | "Using Open Source Social Software as Digital Library Interface" (D-Lib Magazine) » March 26, 2008 Top Ten AntiSpyware Apps from CNET ( CNET ) "Once again, we enlisted CNET Labs to design and perform our antispywaretests.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Semi-Daily Quote/Lyric/Words of Others

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « "Using Open Source Social Software as Digital Library Interface" (D-Lib Magazine) | Main | Geek Alert - Joke About Large Hadron Collider Ahead » March 26, 2008 Semi-Daily Quote/Lyric/Words of Others " Then she opened up a book of poems And handed it to me Written by an Italian poet From the thirteenth century.

How Beautiful it is, and How Easily it can be Broken : Andrew McAfee’s Blog

Andy McAfee

They gave the strong impression that emergent social software platforms are now part of the fabric of work across major parts of the company, and are poised to spread even farther. Most of the success stories I’m familiar with include examples of executive blog posts, responses to comments, use of social networking software, and other hands-on signals from the top of the company.

The Enterprise 2.0 Recovery Plan

Andy McAfee

And social networking software (SNS) is a great tool for building, maintaining, and exploiting networks of weak ties. I’d roll out as quickly as possible a single integrated suite of emergent social software platforms (ESSPs) to all employees of the company. suggestions but a bunch of Twittering, social-networking knowledge workers will go nowhere without an agenda. And finally, how social is it to sit silently in front of a screen typing in words???

Three Mantras

Andy McAfee

Discussions between customers and super-users also “provide customer ideas for improvements in hardware and software for the company’s fiber optic service, as well as a large, growing and searchable knowledge base online.&# I got surprised this last semester, though, when one my students told the class that his socially well-adjusted sister gets together with her friends each week to have a couple glasses of wine and… edit Wikipedia entries.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): A Couple of Lists of Sites to Start the Day.

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Using GMail and Thunderbird.thoughts? Main | The Social Graph.shaping up to be the hot summer song of 08 » March 03, 2008 A Couple of Lists of Sites to Start the Day. Hmmm.maybe not a bad idea.CSC (Chief Social Computing Officer), CSN (Chief Social Networking Officer), CW2 (Chief Web 2.0

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[berkman] Anil Dash on “The Web We Lost”

David Weinberger

In the mid to late 1990s, the social Web arose. He challenges himself to substantiate this: “We have a lot of software that forbids journalism.” ” All the social networks operate as common carriers — neutral substrates — except when it comes to monetizing. It’s very open-ended and difficult to figure. “Now we have the industry that creates the social network implicitly interested in getting involved in how IP laws evolve.”

Cloud Computing and the Changing Role of the CIO

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

They were particularly frustrated with cloud software vendors that make their lives more difficult by going directly to the business users, bypassing the central IT organization. Cloud vendors often go beyond the underlying hardware and software to provide an overall business process, including HR, sales support, accounting and record management. Last week I wrote about the 2013 MIT Sloan CIO Symposium which I recently attended.

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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): The Social Graph.shaping up to be the hot summer song of 08

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « A Couple of Lists of Sites to Start the Day. Since we have all bellied up to the social computing Kool-Aid and drunk deeply, it is only right that now we become interested in the kinds of data that can be extracted from these systems. Dion Hinchcliffe, as per usual, has a good solid explanation of the social graph (and a lovely graphic).

The OER Debate, In Full

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Day One Debate introduction Moderator Wayne Mackintosh The concept of Open Education Resources (OER) is firmly based on the educational value of sharing knowledge. A key issue in the open education arena is whether OER should favour commercial use. DayTwo Pro Opening statement David Wiley The question of this debate, “Should OER favour commercial use?”, On June 8, 1999 I released the Open Publication License. Reusable Media, Social Software and Openness in Education.