Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ
FEBRUARY 22, 2011
This month's LCBQ is What are your Predictions and Plans for 2011? Tony Bates - eLearning Outlook for 2011 1. Learning apps. Rovy F.
Review: SharePoint Conference 2011
OCTOBER 10, 2011
I recently had the opportunity to attend and speak at SharePoint Conference 2011 in Anaheim, California along with roughly 8,000 other attendees.
My Top 10 Tools for Learning 2011
SEPTEMBER 5, 2011
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
Researching open online courses
JULY 4, 2011
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.
Khan and AI: Open Online Courses
DECEMBER 15, 2011
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).
The Smart Worker : needs job aids rather than courses
JULY 29, 2011
In post 2, I suggested liberating courses from the LMS and making them available on the intranet where they were more likely to be accessed and used. Adult learners are becoming increasingly frustrated at how they are being treated as idiots in how they are expected to use online courses. Tweet. How to use Google Forms. Google Guide.
Reflections from 2011 – Redefining Your Social Web Presence
DECEMBER 29, 2011
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!
Course completion rates in online programs
MAY 6, 2011
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?
Massive Open Online Courses: Interview with Howard Rheingold
MAY 6, 2011
Howard Rheingold is a highly regarded thinker/theorist on the social impact of technology (see his book Smart Mobs ). Video below
Open Online Courses
SEPTEMBER 6, 2011
And, yet another presentation from UNISA, this one on open online courses: Open Online Courses
Network Learning Workshop Toronto May 2011
MARCH 5, 2011
I’m running a one-day workshop with University of Toronto’s iSchool Institute on 27 May 2011. This is the course for them.
Top 50 Posts on Working Smarter for May 2011
MAY 31, 2011
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
UX Week 2011 Videos Are Here
OCTOBER 12, 2011
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!
DECEMBER 21, 2011
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
Learning Content Management Systems (LCMS) for Managing Course Assets
JANUARY 24, 2011
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?
Back to Blogging: Fosca (1998 – 2011)
NOVEMBER 10, 2011
Fosca (1998 – 2011) – R.I.P. General Interest Gran Canaria Life Metablogging Work Life IntegrationMy goodness! and move elsewhere.
CommunityBuilders: The State of Community Management 2011 with Rachel Happe
JUNE 3, 2011
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 on The World of Social Media
DECEMBER 23, 2011
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.
Call for Papers: Open Online Courses
SEPTEMBER 15, 2011
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.
Social Business Forum 2011 – Communities or Organisations – The New Collaboration Ecology
SEPTEMBER 22, 2011
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?
JANUARY 1, 2011
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:
IBM’s Lotusphere 2011 Highlights – People-Centric vs. Content-Centric by Louis Richardson
FEBRUARY 18, 2011
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.
An open university prep course – MOOC for basic skills
MARCH 15, 2011
I’ve been interested in the potential of running a massive open online course for basic skills for a while now. Send suggestions. obs11
Reflections from 2011 – A World Without Email – The Documentary
JANUARY 6, 2012
That’s why I’m including this entry as part of the “Reflections from 2011″ series. What happened to me during 2011 then?
Moodlemoot – Canada 2011
MARCH 14, 2011
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.
Special Issue: Massive Open Online Courses
SEPTEMBER 13, 2013
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.
Reflections from 2011 – The Year of Mobile, Again
DECEMBER 28, 2011
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
Czech Course Followup Questions
Stephen Downes: Half an Hour
OCTOBER 18, 2011
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!)
Reflections from 2011 – Is Employee Engagement Still a Myth?
JANUARY 4, 2012
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!
#e2conf 2011 Highlights – Offline Social Networking Still Rules!
JUNE 29, 2011
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!
Social Business Forum 2011 – On Collaboration by Luis Suarez
MAY 23, 2011
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!
April 2011 in Review
MAY 2, 2011
My 2011 Reading List. Trust and networks , Gideon Rosenblatt, Alchemy of Change, 16 April 2011. Top 100 Tools for Learning 2011.
Car Week 2011
AUGUST 22, 2011
In 1950, a car show was started to accompany the Pebble Beach Road Race. Here’s the history. Manufacturers and owners clubs host events.
IBM’s Lotusphere 2011 Highlights – Get Social, Do Business!
FEBRUARY 28, 2011
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!
Flash Dead for eLearning
NOVEMBER 14, 2011
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.
The Non-Training Approach to Workplace Learning
NOVEMBER 23, 2011
Fantastic international comparative data on media, social media, and mobile
DECEMBER 14, 2011
Japan of course is the leader in 3G uptake, covering almost all mobile phones. There is an absolute wealth of information in the report.
The global state of the mobile industry
OCTOBER 22, 2011
KPCB Internet Trends (2011). Summit , providing an unparalleled compilation of research about the global internet industry.
So you (still) want to be an elearning consultant?
NOVEMBER 7, 2011
Prior to the Web, the learning professions were focused on either delivering courses or some specific sub-set of learning. InternetTime Work
Google+ and the Unsettled World of Social Media
JULY 13, 2011
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.