Introduction to Wikis, Blogs, Social Bookmarking, Social Networking and RSS

Tony Karrer

Social Bookmarking Social Networking Wikis RSSAs background for an upcoming presentation, I wanted to create a page that provides background resources that explain various eLearning 2.0 tools. I immediately thought of the Common Craft videos. I've embedded them below. Are there other good introductory resources? How about for blogs?

Social Networks

Clark Quinn

This week we looked at Social Networks. Here are some thoughts on this topic, especially thoughts around social networks for learning. Starting with Social Networking was a blessing and a curse. Social networks have a tendency to be a bit messy. Virginia Yonkers told us - I would like to know how to manage the information flows in social networks. How do we do this in the social network environment?

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Google Plus – One Social Networking Tool to Rule Them All

Luis Suarez

Like I have mentioned yesterday, it’s been a few days already since I jumped the shark and joined the bunch of early adopters who have been hammering down, and taking for a spin, the latest iteration of Google to get social with Google Plus , right after Google Wave and Google Buzz. ICT ) around the same time; in 2003 I got things started with my first internal corporate blog, followed in 2005 with my first social bookmarking site called Dogear.

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Making Business Sense of Social Media and Social Networking – Twitter For Business

Luis Suarez

Yesterday evening, my time, I attended a rather interesting webcast with Sandy Carter , IBM’s Worldwide Sales Vice President, IBM Social Business, Collaboration, and Lotus Sales and Evangelism, along with Jeremiah Owyang , Industry Analyst at Altimeter Group , on the topic of Why Be Social? Will Social Software follow the same trend? Will social networking tools become our next Pandora’s Box, just like email is today for most of us?

Performance - Collaboration - Social Network Analysis - eLearning Hot List

Tony Karrer

eLearning Learning Hot List June 1, 2009 to June 12, 2009 Top Posts The following are the top posts from featured sources based on social signals. World Part 2 - Social Enterprise Blog , June 6, 2009 Should you Care about Google Wave? yes, they went there - WISE Pedagogy , June 1, 2009 Time Spent - The Learning Circuits Blog , June 1, 2009 Top Other Items The following are the top other items based on social signals.

Why microblogging has moved to the heart of enterprise social initiatives

Trends in the Living Networks

I recently wrote Why conversational skills are needed to create a high-performance, engaged, networked organization , reflecting on an executive roundtable discussion I lead as part of the 21st anniversary celebrations of the Graduate School of Business of the University of New England. Of all the social media platforms microblogging is the most akin to conversation,” he said. It needs to be a central element to building successful social business.

the workflow of learning

Harold Jarche

In my own case, I collect (seek) information through my social networks and then collate them in my social bookmarks or my blog posts, especially my Friday’s Finds. I was asked today about my sensemaking routine. I try not to talk too much about how I do things because I believe that a practice — like personal knowledge mastery — has to be personal, or it will not last. But perhaps I can give some details to help others find there own way.

PKM Updated

Harold Jarche

Use Social Bookmarks (set them free). Review your bookmarks, Twitter favourites, etc. Connect via Twitter Share social bookmarks through groups & networks. Join Social Networks. Tweet Here are four main processes that can be used in developing critical thinking skills using web tools (click image to enlarge).

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2.0 is a philosophy, not a technology

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Social SharePoint 2010, eRoom/Documentum. Social Mentoring/ coaching. Social Websites? Social Books? Social Collaborative projects. Social Wikis. Social Blogs (written/ video). Social Micro-blogging. Social Social bookmarking, ranking/rating/tagging.

top tools 2017

Harold Jarche

9: Slack : This social sharing platform, with activity streams, is a great way to stay connected and work in small groups and I am a member of two active Slack ‘communities of practice’: the essential space between work groups and social networks. 5: Diigo: Social bookmarks are a quick way for me to save a web page and find it easily. 2: Twitter: Next to my blog, Twitter is my best learning tool and allows me to stay connected to a diverse network.

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professional learner’s toolkit

Harold Jarche

Jane Hart describes a Modern Professional Learner’s Toolkit as having several components: resources, networks, devices, etc. Curation Tools : My aggregator of choice is Feedly and I keep social bookmarks in Diigo. Social Networks : My preferred conversational and sharing network is Twitter. I have used Jane’s framework to look at my own practice.

Working Smarter Field Guide

Harold Jarche

They should be engaged in learning socially and informally in order to see what others don’t. Learning informally and socially means connecting our individual work with our teams, communities, and networks. A social booking application can help, e.g. Pinboard, Diigo, Flipboard.

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What tools should we learn?

Harold Jarche

Social Bookmarks. Perhaps the simplest way to start sharing organisational knowledge is with social bookmarks. Many people still have their list of Bookmarks/Favourites in their web browser, but when they’re not at their computer these links aren’t accessible. Enter the social bookmark. Social bookmarks are web sites that let you create an account in order to save web pages. Blogging is Networking.

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sense-making with social media

Harold Jarche

As Donald notes, sharing and posting on social media are weaker forms of learning than longer form blogging can be. Using social media for learning requires an understanding of how each tool or platform can support your own sense-making. I archive with Diigo social bookmarks. I reflect on my social interactions every fortnight with my Friday’s Finds posts. Social media are the medium by which we can make work learning, and learning work.

Learning in the workplace

Harold Jarche

Use social bookmarks to share what you’re reading. Search the Social Web using search engines (solve problems). For example: Compfight for images; GoogleGuide ; Tools for Search ; Four Ways to Search the Social Web. Connect with others in public social networks or in private groups or communities (keeping up to date outside the organization). Participate in and recommend social learning communities that meet the needs of your organization.

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Understanding social media

Harold Jarche

Tweet I have offered to give a course on understanding social media at the Tantramar Seniors College , consisting of four two-hour weekly sessions. ” Here are some potential topic areas: Social bookmarks – here are mine on social media. Introduction to social networking (see also social media in plain English video). Using social media for personal learning. Social media in business and privacy issues.

top tools 2016

Harold Jarche

8: Slack : This social sharing platform, with activity streams, is a great way to stay connected and work in small groups and I am a member of two active Slack communities of practice, the essential space between works groups and social networks. 4: Diigo: Social bookmarks are a quick way for me to save a web page and find it easily. 2: Twitter: Next to my blog, Twitter is my best learning tool and allows me to stay connected to a diverse network.

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Across the chasm

Harold Jarche

In the field of web social media for workplace performance, what technologies are the Innovators experimenting with? Social Networks. Social Bookmarks. Subject Matter Networks. I’ve written before how I use the chasm model to explain my professional work of 1) seeing what is ready to cross the chasm by 2) staying connected to the innovators & being an early adopter so that 3) I can help mainstream organizations.

1,000+ Learning & Performance Tools

Jane Hart

SOCIAL TOOLS. Social & Collaboration Spaces. Public Social Networks. Curation & Social Bookmarking Tools. Social learningLooking for some new ideas for tools to support your work? Here are the links to the pages in my Directory of Learning & Performance Tools , which lists over 1,000 tools in 4 main categories as shown below. Want to add or amend a tool’s details? You can do so here. What are your favourite tools for learning?

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Ask what value you can add

Harold Jarche

There is a similar phenomenon with social media. Posting a social bookmark to a service like Delicious does not create additional noise for your networked peers in a social network. For example, I recently passed on a tagged collection of social bookmarks as a result of a conversation in an online community of practice. I did not post every time I created a new bookmark. Remember when someone older than you first got an email account?

sense-making beyond the outrage

Harold Jarche

I think it is essential for every citizen to be involved in sense-making in the emerging network society. Currently most of the platforms are controlled by value-extracting corporations focused on procuring behavioural data, identifying social connections, and selling this information to the highest bidder. This makes it difficult to promote a platform like Twitter in order to learn about social networks.

Taking the time to cross the chasm

Harold Jarche

For example: The CEO who doesn’t see the value of social networks and lumps them all into the “Facebook for fun” category. I addressed some of these issues in social media for senior managers , as Michael Cook asked a similar question. I concluded that blocking social networks slows learning, reduces effectiveness and may in the end kill the organization. I will demonstrate the benefits of networks in getting things done.

Ensuring knowledge flow through narration

Harold Jarche

As with knowledge artisans , many learners now own their knowledge-sharing networks. Today, content capture and creation tools let people tell their own stories and weave these together to share in their networks. What started as forums and wikis quickly evolved into more robust networks and communities. Since few people work in the same room as all their co-workers, they rely on online networks to offer them a common space to find and offer work narration.

Social Learning Examples

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

At DevLearn, many people lamented the difficulty of explaining the benefits of social media to their managers and peers. Jane mined the submissions of her delightful tools database and came up with 100+ ways to use social media for learning. Next, Jane details using social media for different types of learning. PDL – Personal Directed Learning – how individuals can use social media for their own (self-directed) personal or professional learning.

top tools 2018

Harold Jarche

9: Slack : This social sharing platform, with activity streams, is a great way to stay connected and work in small groups and I am a member of three active Slack ‘communities of practice’: the essential space between work groups and social networks. Diigo : Social bookmarks are a quick way for me to save a web page and find it easily. 2: Twitter : Next to my blog, Twitter is my best learning tool and allows me to stay connected to a diverse network.

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Informal Learning: “mission critique”

Harold Jarche

We now have a wide array of cheap and plentiful platforms for informal learning – blogs, wikis, social bookmarks, podcasts, social networks, micro-blogs. Digital networks mean that we are no longer limited to reading what has been formally published or talking only to our limited social circle.

Instruments of Restraint

Harold Jarche

A learning technology is mostly about branding and I’m more interested in non-educational tools (social networking, wikis, blogs, social bookmarks) in that they are not limited by some pre-conceived notions about learning or a constrained pedagogical framework. This makes little sense in a networked workplace. Learning technologies, by their limiting nature, are instruments of restraint for the networked organization.

Prepare for the future of work

Harold Jarche

It starts by seeking people and knowledge sources and the Seek-Sense-Share cycle finishes by sharing with communities and social networks. Our networks need to be diverse and varied in order to get be exposed to new ideas, but we cannot keep track of everything, so we have to be judicious with our time. We need to constantly lump things together, such as with a feed reader, while filtering out the good stuff so we can find it again, such as with social bookmarks.

The Seek > Sense > Share Framework

Harold Jarche

Building a network of colleagues is helpful in this regard. Good curators are valued members of knowledge networks. Sharing includes exchanging resources, ideas, and experiences with our networks as well as collaborating with our colleagues. PKM may be an individual activity but it is social as well. Research shows that work teams that need to share complex knowledge need tighter social bonds. Sometimes we get all caught up in the latest social media tools.

Peeragogy

Jay Cross

Show me what others are interested in, as with social bookmarks like Diigo and Delicious. link to your blog and bookmarks, people in your network, links to documents you frequently share, members of your network. Bookmarks – to facilitate searching for links to information, discover what sources other people are following, locate experts. Smart phones are surpassing PCs for connecting to networks for access and participation.

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2011: Integration

Harold Jarche

Social Networks. Social Bookmarks. Subject Matter Networks. I would say the PLE/PLN is across the chasm, while I now call PKM network learning and Beth Kanter describes a similar framework of networked professional learning. Enough people are realizing that our compartmentalized approach to supporting work doesn’t help in a highly networked world. I was asked to make some predictions for 2011 but missed the deadline.

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Lessons from an early MOOC

Harold Jarche

In September 2008, Michele Martin , Tony Karrer and I hosted a 6-week open professional development program on social media. Here was the program we created: Introduction to Social Networks. Social Bookmarks. This course was an excellent example of some pragmatic uses of social media and is still pertinent today. 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.

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Revolution in Workplace Learning

Clark Quinn

The workshop description is: A Revolution in Workplace Learning Tools such as blogs, wikis, social networks, social bookmarking, and RSS readers are revolutionizing formal and informal workplace learning. Just wanted to announce that I'll be doing a full-day workshop in Cincinnati (actually in nearby Kentucky) for the Greater Cincinnati ASTD on July 15. I think this is going to be an interesting and fun workshop. I'm hoping that a few folks who read this blog will go.

Creating your PKM processes

Harold Jarche

A sense-making routine can be regularly reading certain blogs and news feeds, capturing important ideas with social bookmarks and then putting ideas out in the open on a blog. Use Social Bookmarks. Connect via Twitter, follow blogs or join Social Networks. In Sense-making with PKM I described some personal knowledge management processes using various web tools.

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. With social bookmarks, it is easy to export and import OPML files from one platform to another. This social networking platform is simple to set-up and use and has been embraced by millions, including LearnTrends (+3,000) and WorkLiteracy (+900), two sites I manage.

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ASTD TechKnowledge

Tony Karrer

methods to see examples of where and how tools such as social networks, social bookmarking, wikis, blogs, and RSS readers fit into day-to-day knowledge work and larger learning solutions. Personal, collaborative, and informal learning methods are emerging that leverage tools such as blogs, wikis, social bookmarking, and RSS readers. ASTD TechKnowledge 2009 is coming to Las Vegas in January.

Hot topics in Working Smarter for the past 12 months

Jay Cross

How to use Twitter for Social Learning - Social Media for Working & Learning , March 20, 2010. Flipboard and Paper.li: Social news curation hits the tipping point - Ross Dawson , August 30, 2010. Twitter as a professional development tool - Social Media for Working & Learning , November 30, 2010. 7 Shifts: The Future of Social Media and Internal Communications - Ross Dawson , August 31, 2010. Social Media for Working & Learning , May 4, 2010.

Revolution in Workplace Learning

Tony Karrer

The workshop description is: A Revolution in Workplace Learning Tools such as blogs, wikis, social networks, social bookmarking, and RSS readers are revolutionizing formal and informal workplace learning. Just wanted to announce that I'll be doing a full-day workshop in Cincinnati (actually in nearby Kentucky) for the Greater Cincinnati ASTD on July 15. I think this is going to be an interesting and fun workshop. I'm hoping that a few folks who read this blog will go.

Social Software Adoption

Tony Karrer

Not surprising, the terms most closely associated with Adoption are Adoption of Social Software and Adoption of Enterprise 2.0. There are some great resources on this such as: Ten tips for choosing & using social software Adoption of Web 2.0 Revisited Social Media - The Challenge of Adoption - Rob’s Dummies Guide The secret sauce to successful Enterprise 2.0 But the same report tells us: Social software is not a trend that can be ignored.

my pkm story

Harold Jarche

In addition, I played with several feed readers (currently Feedly) and a series of social bookmark platforms (Furl; Magnolia; Delicious; Diigo). For me, there was little doubt that something like PKM was necessary to keep up in the network era. With social learning, everyone contributes to collective knowledge and this in turn can make organizations and society more effective in dealing with problems.

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Networked learning in a changing world

Harold Jarche

I switched my social bookmarking service from Delicious to Diigo and noticed that Diigo offered a method to save my favourites automatically. Instead of reviewing my favourites in Twitter, I went through the bookmarks on Diigo, deleting ones I no longer wanted to keep and updating and annotating those that I found more interesting. This redundancy will provide me with two ways to retrieve information, either from my blog or my bookmarks.

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Emergent Knowledge Management

Tony Karrer

Structure would come from a layer on top such as social bookmarking and digg, and, of course, from search across unstructured content. There would be tools like social networks that would allow us to find people inside and outside the enterprise. There's been a long running discussion around what Knowledge Management is going to look like going forward and whether big systems that manage knowledge are going to be there.

The Humanity of the Web: Reflections of a Social Computing Evangelist

Luis Suarez

Of course, I am talking about the Social Web and I am sure, as you continue to read further along, that you would probably be envisioning what single experience I picked up to reflect further on that would describe that shift from hating technology / computing (back in my high school years) to absolutely loving the WWW for what has done not just for me as a knowledge (Web) worker, but also for everyone else, for that matter. . And so I became a Social Computing Evangelist.