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Sunday, May 31, 2009 Tidbits: Social Design

Here is the periodic sampling from my favorites list. This time I chose the tag "Social Design." This is what I found I have:

Social Architecture: A definition and other basics, from "Incredibly Dull."

Future Learning Landscapes -Transforming Pedagogy through Social Software: From "Journal of Online Education," an article by Catherine McLoughlin and Mark J. W. Lee which discusses the "new pedagogical landscape' made possible by the emergence of Web 2.0 social software, which allows users to become active contributors. Through a discussion of emerging learning scenarios enabled by social software, McLoughlin and Lee posit that future learning environments must capitalize on the potential of Web 2.0 by combining social software tools with connectivist pedagogical models. The combination produces what the authors call Pedagogy 2.0, a model of learning in which learners are empowered to participate, learn, and create knowledge in ways that are personally meaningful and engaging. Note: you will need to register to view.

Communicating the benefits of social media to management: A blog post from Gavin, listing a simple how-to on selling management on social media.

Why I’m excited about the Google Social Graph API: From the Bokardo blog, an explanation of the new API that allows developers to expose social relationships embedded in web sites.

Minds on Fire: Open Education, the Long Tail, and Learning 2.0: A wide ranging discussion of these topics by John Seely Brown and Richard P. Adler.

Please also see my tags: "Social Learning," "Social Media" and "Social Networking."

Sunday, May 24, 2009 Tidbits: Corporate Culture

Here is the periodic sampling from my favorites list. This time I chose the tag "Corporate Culture." This is what I found I have:

20 Ways to Evaluate Contributions to a Corporate Social Network: In this blog post, Dave Duarte argues that for companies to utilize their newly minted social networks to successfully:

1) facilitate idea-sharing around a theme or topic (e.g. “Our Brand”),
2) help users find out more about their peers
3) form useful insights to solve particular challenges, and
4) for the network itself to become a useful repository of resources (ideas, inspiration, files, people) for participants,

the technology needs to be managed or curated effectively. He offers 20 subjective criteria to help evaluate contributions to these networks.

Corporate Policies on Web 2.0 : eLearning Technology: From Tony Karrer at eLearning Technology, examples of good corporate policies regarding use of Web 2.0 / social media for work and learning.

How to set up online collaboration in corporations: A practical how-to guide, in PDF format by Jay Cross at the Internet Time Group.

Collaboration consulting—fostering a collaboration culture: From Anecdote, a great discussion that outlines what leaders do that affect corporate culture and provides a how-to outline for creating a collaborative corporate culture.

Saturday, May 9, 2009 Tidbits: Branding

Here is the periodic sampling from my favorites list. Usually, the topic focuses on some aspect of the craft of instructional design. This time I decided to focus on the business of instructional design. I chose the tag "Branding." This is what I found I have:

Personal Branding in the Age of Google: From Seth's Blog, a cautionary tale about the transparency of the Internet.

Personal Branding for the Business Professional: A great how-to white paper by Chris Brogan, in PDF format.

Using to Create an Easy, Always Updated Online Portfolio: From the fabulous "Bamboo Project" blog.

Job Searching the Web 2.0 Way: Developing Your Personal Brand: Another gem from Michelle at Bamboo Project.