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Using Ning Networks In An Educational Context
Using Ning Networks In An Educational Context
Using Ning Networks In An Educational Context
Using Ning Networks In An Educational Context
Using Ning Networks In An Educational Context
Using Ning Networks In An Educational Context
Using Ning Networks In An Educational Context
Using Ning Networks In An Educational Context
Using Ning Networks In An Educational Context
Using Ning Networks In An Educational Context
Using Ning Networks In An Educational Context
Using Ning Networks In An Educational Context
Using Ning Networks In An Educational Context
Using Ning Networks In An Educational Context
Using Ning Networks In An Educational Context
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  • 1. Using Ning networks for sharing ideas in an educational context Helena Fehr IETS2010
  • 2. What is Ning?
    • more than a word that rhymes with zing, ding, ring . . .
    • Social networking platform for sharing interests, information, exchanging ideas online
    • Enables users to forge relationships with people with common/shared interests
  • 3. Definition of Ning continued. . .
    • In essence . . .
    • Ning Networks are "mini" Facebooks for different topics
  • 4. What can you do with Ning?
    • Define own profile questions for members
    • Make Ning network public or private for members only; moderate members before they join
    • Pull in one or more RSS feeds from your blog, Web site or news source
    • Enable members to upload and share photos and videos
  • 5. What can you do with Ning continued
    • Enable your members to see who's online and chat in real-time
    • Add a rich single or multi-threaded discussion forum with categories, photos and attachments.
  • 6. What can you do with Ning continued
    • Limit forum topic creation to you or open it up to all of your members
    • Provide blogs to all members
    • Organize events and keep track of who's attending – limit attendance or open it up to all of your members
  • 7. Using Ning in an educational context . . .
    • Useful for engaging groups of people around a topic or as a way of exchanging ideas . . .
    • For example – the organisers of the Canadian Network for Innovation in Education (CNIE) annual conference are using NING as a pre-conference forum . . .
  • 8. CNIE’s conference Ning
    • “ . . . for educators to gather, exchange ideas, interact, post videos and photos, join discussions, create a profile and meet like-minded professionals”
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  • 12. Drawbacks . . .
  • 13. Insider Tips for developing a catchy Ning page. . .
    • A good forum layout is key to engaging your visitors and members:
      • Tab setup (limit # on main page to 11 or less)
      • Create a home page layout that is very simple and easy to understand
    • Send a broadcast message at least twice a month (and no more) – this action is imperative to encourage participation in the community
    • Keep the entire site open. This will increase visits from search engines
  • 14. Resources
    • http://creators.ning.com/profiles/blogs/ning-networks-101-a-guide-to
    • http://cnie2010.ning.com/
  • 15.
    • Thank you!
    • [email_address]

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