Ning! Harnessing the power of connected learnersPresentation Transcript
Ning! Harnessing the Power of Connected Learners to Grow the Employee Value Proposition
What is Ning? What is the learning process I used to create the site?
Why did I select this tool?
What are the pros and cons of using Ning in a corporate environment?
What is the applicability of Ning to my consultancy business now and in the future?
What is ? Ning is an online platform for people to create their own social networks. Ning" is Chinese for "peace" (simplified Chinese: 宁; traditional Chinese: 寧; pinyin: níng). Ning started development in October 2004 and launched its platform publicly in October 2005 with a 100 million US dollars in capital from investors. 2
What was my learning process? 1. Joined Learning Town, a Ning site, after getting an email invite 3
What was my learning process? 2. Participated in a Ning webinar and reviewed other sites iPhone photo of webinar screen slide 4
What was my learning process? 3. Created a Ning site to support my October 9 university workshop 5
The Top 10 What did I learn from the Ning webinar? Start by inviting a small group of people you know (5-10) Add content- no one wants to see an empty page Modify your Welcome email via Language Editor Add a welcome Center text box Enable sharing and allow Facebook, Twitter and other “Share” sites Get active on other Ning sites Can set to allow only members access Search Engine Optimization tips Run a contest Consider creating fake member profiles to add “members” 6
What did the 7 “Best Practice” sites reveal?
Use of a range of Word Press templates
Daily rotating moderators
Photos linked to flickr
Aggregates videos from YouTube
Builds membership with request to sign up to access different pages
The topic of this learning site is leadership. Currently under construction. Estimated completion date is next weekend! Then to testing with colleagues- Shell, Nexen Inc (Calgary) and one ASTD classmate. 8
Why did I select this tool to grow my business?
Flexible in the ways information is delivered
Allows for subgroups to self form
Provides means for geographically isolated individuals to “get out”
Businesses tend to favor leadership training and this is a novel approach.
Appeals to food industry, banking, businesses with a heavy load of under 30s employees
What are the pros and cons of using Ning in a business environment? 10
What Ning aps did I select so far? 11
What Ning aps did I select so far? 12
Issues to be Determined 13
Additional Information 14
What plan did I select for the university workshop?