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Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ

Tony Karrer

This month's LCBQ is What are your Predictions and Plans for 2011? Tony Bates - eLearning Outlook for 2011 1. Learning apps. Rovy F.

My Top 10 Tools for Learning 2011

Jane Hart

So what does my Top 10 Tools for Learning 2011 look like? But meanwhile you can see the Top 100 Tools for Learning 2011 emerge here

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Researching open online courses

George Siemens

In fall, we (TEKRI, NRC, UPEI and possibly a few other organizations) are hosting an open online course. The course will run for about 35 weeks and credit options will be available for students in the Athabasca University MDE program and with Georgia Tech. I’ll post links to those registration pages as soon as they are available.

Review: SharePoint Conference 2011

Dan Pontefract

I recently had the opportunity to attend and speak at SharePoint Conference 2011 in Anaheim, California along with roughly 8,000 other attendees.

Khan and AI: Open Online Courses

George Siemens

It’s a candid discussion of what each of these educators wanted to achieve with opening up their courses and content and some of the challenges they faced in the process. People like David Wiley, Alec Couros, Stephen Downes and others have been running open courses since 2007 ( this insidehighered article does touch on the history).

Massive Open Online Courses: Interview with Howard Rheingold

George Siemens

Howard Rheingold is a highly regarded thinker/theorist on the social impact of technology (see his book Smart Mobs ). Video below

Friday’s Finds for 2011

Harold Jarche

call it Friday’s Finds and here are some of the more notable finds during 2011. Blogging. Learning. Learning happens on its own schedule.

Reflections from 2011 – Redefining Your Social Web Presence

Luis Suarez

Because I surely plan to share how the experience will be developing over the course of the next few months. Welcome to the new elsua! Or both!

Reflections from 2011 – Focused and Purposeful Social Networking

Luis Suarez

Greg Lowe (@Greg2dot0) December 27, 2011. So soon?!?! Really? think so. FB, Twitter & G+. I’ll be scrutinizing for effecitveness.

Course completion rates in online programs

George Siemens

For example, at Athabasca University, our course completion rates are high. From the draft report: As was the case in previous years, 85% of courses started by undergraduate students were successfully completed (the other 15% withdrew or failed; graduate and “non-starter” registrations were excluded). What are your experiences?

Learning Content Management Systems (LCMS) for Managing Course Assets

Tony Karrer

I received an inquiry from a reader at a large company that is continuously working on large projects with lots of course content running around. They have Articulate courses, classroom courses, SharePoint sites, etc. Of course, it’s still a bit of a mess. They have an LMS but not an LCMS. Sound familiar? Greater re-use?

UX Week 2011 Videos Are Here

Adaptive Path

Seven weeks ago, an amazing group of about 500 creative individuals from around the world were all wrapped up in the warm n' fuzzy blanket of community and inspiration at UX Week 2011. And, of course, hear from some great speakers on the main stage. UX Week 2011 | Jon Wiley | Whoa, Google Has Designers!

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Top 50 Posts on Working Smarter for May 2011

Jay Cross

May 1, 2011 to May 31, 2011. List of the top 100 Twitter influencers in Australia -  Ross Dawson , May 31, 2011. CERT and performance support -  Clark Quinn , May 31, 2011. Monday Video – Doodling -  Nancy White , May 31, 2011. MoveOn Co-Founder Talks Social Networking -  Jay Cross , May 31, 2011. Just Jay

April 2011 in Review

Jane Hart

My 2011 Reading List. Trust and networks , Gideon Rosenblatt, Alchemy of Change, 16 April 2011. Top 100 Tools for Learning 2011.

Network Learning Workshop Toronto May 2011

Harold Jarche

I’m running a one-day workshop with University of Toronto’s iSchool Institute on 27 May 2011. This is the course for them.

Reflections from 2011 on The World of Social Media

Luis Suarez

During the course of 2011 I have embarked on a whole bunch of business travelling. A lot more than in 2010, for sure! Hummm. Maybe.

Back to Blogging: Fosca (1998 – 2011)

Luis Suarez

Fosca (1998 – 2011) – R.I.P. General Interest Gran Canaria Life Metablogging Work Life IntegrationMy goodness! and move elsewhere.

2011 Predictions

Clark Quinn

system-generated content.  I also think we’ll see the further demise of “courses über alles” and the ‘all-singing all-dancing’ solution, and movement towards performance support and learning facilitation driven via federated capabilities. These trends are precursors to some very interesting nascent capabilities, essentially web 3.0:

Reflections 2011

Clark Quinn

And, of course, that means getting strategic about learning ( big ‘L’ learning ), and then aligning with the overall organization strategy. The opportunities are big. think more should be thinking about mobile from a strategy perspective as well. Another area of excitement is social and informal learning. meta-learning

Special Issue: Massive Open Online Courses

George Siemens

Valerie Irvine, Jillianne Code, and I spent time over the past 8 months preparing a special issue of JOLT on massive open online courses. Fini, 2009; Kop, 2011), the amount of available research is generally limited. The issue is now available. From our intro: Higher education is entering a phase of dramatic change and innovation.

An open university prep course – MOOC for basic skills

David Weinberger

I’ve been interested in the potential of running a massive open online course for basic skills for a while now. Send suggestions. obs11

CommunityBuilders: The State of Community Management 2011 with Rachel Happe

Luis Suarez

That session was one of the most commented and interactive we had throughout the whole year and, of course, we decided to go and come back for more.

Reflections from 2011 – A World Without Email – The Documentary

Luis Suarez

That’s why I’m including this entry as part of the “Reflections from 2011″ series. What happened to me during 2011 then?

Call for Papers: Open Online Courses

George Siemens

This call for chapters for a text on open online courses (.doc), The two-page abstract of prospective chapters is due Oct 31, 2011 doc), edited Rita Kop, Stephen Downes, George Siemens, might be of interest to readers.

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IBM’s Lotusphere 2011 Highlights – People-Centric vs. Content-Centric by Louis Richardson

Luis Suarez

Quite interesting were as well the good amount of live tweets that were shared during the course of that one hour he spent on the stage.

Moodlemoot – Canada 2011

George Siemens

We (as in TEKRI ) are sponsoring/organizing the upcoming Moodlemoot in Edmonton from May 1-5, 2011. In contrast, Stephen and I, under the banner of open online courses, have been progressively moving away from the LMS model to a fully distributed course approach.

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Social Business Forum 2011 – Communities or Organisations – The New Collaboration Ecology

Luis Suarez

After all, when was the last time you were working on a single project, with a single project team, in the same building, or location, or even country?

Reflections from 2011 – Is Employee Engagement Still a Myth?

Luis Suarez

Probably, because we are not done with it yet, but, most possibly, because we need to shift gears with it. Quite the opposite. Indeed, that simple!

Reflections from 2011 – The Year of Mobile, Again

Luis Suarez

Yet, some times it’s utterly disappointing to see how far we are from what we all know we could have at this age in 2011. The telcos. The

Social Business Forum 2011 – On Collaboration by Luis Suarez

Luis Suarez

Indeed, mark your calendars as well for the Social Business Forum 2011. Yes, that’s right! But first things first. will be there as well!

#e2conf 2011 Highlights – Offline Social Networking Still Rules!

Luis Suarez

Once again, it’s been a little while since I put together a blog post over here, but this time around for a very good reason. That’s right!

Czech Course Followup Questions

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I was asked the following questions after my presentation to CZ Course RVP_VT21 yesterday: (Elements of Coop.) How to ensure any educational outcomes in accordance with short-time curricular aims? Students having autonomy do not usually feel about the aim the same way as teachers. Is it a call for a curricular change? It seem it would (will!)

The Non-Training Approach to Workplace Learning

Jane Hart

Social learning

Car Week 2011

Jay Cross

In 1950, a car show was started to accompany the Pebble Beach Road Race. Here’s the history. Manufacturers and owners clubs host events.

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Flash Dead for eLearning

Tony Karrer

In February of 2011, Mobile Learning and the Continuing Death of Flash , I pointed to the smart moves by Rapid Intake to work around this problem.

Fantastic international comparative data on media, social media, and mobile

Ross Dawson

Japan of course is the leader in 3G uptake, covering almost all mobile phones. There is an absolute wealth of information in the report.

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IBM’s Lotusphere 2011 Highlights – Get Social, Do Business!

Luis Suarez

What an amazing couple of months so far!! Buzzing around all over the place non-stop! However, I am back again! Do Business! That’s right!

Social learning for business

Harold Jarche

Training courses are artifacts of a time when information was scarce and connections were few; that time has passed. bank tellers).

Google+ and the Unsettled World of Social Media

Andy McAfee

Like apparently all other tech geeks, I’ve been playing with Google Plus for the past week. Visual Guide to Circles in Google+ by @ross.

The global state of the mobile industry

Ross Dawson

KPCB Internet Trends (2011). Summit , providing an unparalleled compilation of research about the global internet industry.