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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.

Why you need to take a Google Analytics approach to measuring learning

Dawn of Learning

If L&D took a Google Analytics approach to learning, they could. That''s a pretty disheartening thing to hear. You can''t report anything.

Digital Analytics Basics: Free Online Academy from Google

Beth Kanter

The instructor is Google Analytics Evangelist Andrew Cutroni.  The syllabus includes: An overview of today’s digital measurement landscape.

Is It Sometimes Rational to Select Leaders Randomly? A Cool Old.

Bob Sutton

Tina Seelig: What I Wish I Knew When I Was 20: A Crash Course on Making Your Place in the World. Davenport: Competing on Analytics: The New Science of Winning.   Of course, this one of the broadest and most confusing topics on earth.    This is, of course, just a simulation of reality.  Bob Sutton.

The domain of disorder (ii)

Dave Snowden

What about expert searchers who have spent years honing their ability to detect small abnormalities in specific types of image?

Instructure: we know. we learn.

George Siemens

It took me about two hours to setup and organize my first course in the platform. is a smooth process by the standars of any LMS.

Nonprofit Organizational Culture Eats Big Data for Lunch

Beth Kanter

Predictive Analytics. Steve MacLaughlin is a Director of Analytics at Blackbaud and is considered an expert on the nonprofit sector.

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Adopting The No Asshole Rule: Don't Bother If The Words Are.

Bob Sutton

Tina Seelig: What I Wish I Knew When I Was 20: A Crash Course on Making Your Place in the World. Davenport: Competing on Analytics: The New Science of Winning. " I am, of course, a big fan of this idea. Error type: Your comment has been saved. Bob Sutton. Book Me For A Speech. Brightsight Group. Search. Again? Max H.

Rejected: On being disappointed, sorta

George Siemens

experimented with various blended and online courses (I remember, in early 2000, running a course in Groove – a P2P system since purchased by Microsoft – because I didn’t like the limited functionality of the web-based instructional systems we had access to at that time) and different types of media, video, and simulations.

What’s next for educational software?

George Siemens

Albums, books, and courses, for example, have a hard time existing as coherent wholes in a network. This has been a core argument that Stephen and I have been making since our first open online course, CCK08. The course, as a result, became more about aggregating distributed interactions than about forcing learners into our spaces.

MOOCs for Credit: Current State of the Art

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Some courses had tens of thousands, others hundreds of thousands of enrollment. MOOC Mania’ started in 2012. They were not for credit.

The future of higher education and other imponderables

George Siemens

We will be running an open online course from Oct 8-Nov 16 , 2012, addressing some of the concepts in this post. Registration is free (duh).

Source Codes: The Most Useful Measurement Strategy You May Not Be Using

Beth Kanter

So for instance, I could type idealware.org?fb You’re likely using more than one channel to communicate. fb and www.idealware.org?en hl=en.

LMS vs. LCMS

Dawn of Learning

In the simplest terms, this is a software package that manages course delivery and administration. Online Content Repository (Courses). ?. ?.

Connective Knowledge and Open Resources

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The practical implementation of connectivism is the massive open online course, or MOOC. Rather, we encouraged people to create course content and to contribute to the course through their own websites, through discussion groups, communities, and and other forum they chose. It led to our first web-based course a year later.

Multiple Lessons Learned from Implementing MOOC Environments at San Jose State University

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Survey mof the major MOOC providers: What we wanted to do is survey different types, first with EdX and then with Udacity.

Blackboard’s identity crisis, Desire2Learn’s optimism, and Instructure’s coolness

George Siemens

And the LMS is not being commoditized – it’s being integrated with new value adds including curriculum, eportfolios, analytics, learner relationship management, advising, mobile, etc. Or the type of market in which it operates. Does Bb want to play a consultancy role of this type? Microsoft). Instructure. Very risky.

The 2016 Look at the Future of Online Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Predictive analytics will grow in significance in terms of student retention and learner support. I did a double take when I read this, since I thought we were done with analytics, but the author assumed (I guess) that we need a whole second class of analytics, this time to predict what students will do. It's a beautiful thing.

The Cloud Warning

Andy McAfee

Of course, Google employees all over the world are talking up the Cloud, but I think Anandan’s on to something. Could adopters will also generally be more efficient, more analytical, and better able to capture and share what they know. And a lack of legacy means a greater enthusiasm for the Cloud. Do you agree?

Strata Conference Wrap Up: Big Data, Big Opportunities

George Siemens

It’s difficult to escape the growing attention being paid to data and analytics. Now that it’s explicit, we can analyze it.

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What I've Learned From Philosophy

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

This wasn't parody or in any way humorous - it was an official memo from the chair and posted in all seriousness. I can still see it in my mind, not a big poster but an 8.5 x 11 memo with typed text. And that there are different types of things, and different types of types of things. That's a hard question to answer.

Presentation to UNCTAD's Advisory Group on "Developing skills, knowledge and capacities through innovation: E-Learning, M-Learning, cloud-Learning"

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

We''ve discovered in recent offerings of online courses, people started out enthusiastically, but are unable to finish the course because they''ve run out of time. This is something that does not come from the online course, or even the online environment. Learning looks at the online course, as a course. Learning.

My Old Online Facilitation Workshop Materials | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

My personal hope is that you, Sarah and others be given the opportunity to generate income through the Wikiversity course. Thanks for sharing.

Beyond Free ? Open Learning in a Networked World

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

She challenges the concept of the Massive Open Online Course by asking, "What is the problem that MOOCs appear to have solved?" That''s Nevada.

How To Use Facebook Metrics To Give Your Audience the Content They Want Most

Beth Kanter

look at these on a per post basis.   I also pay attention to and test these variables:  Time of Day, Day of Week,  Content Type. Virility.

The Unmet Need for Trusted Talent Advisors

John Hagel

And there’s a growing amount of technology, loosely grouped into the Internet of Things, artificial intelligence and data analytics categories, that provide an opportunity for trusted talent advisors to gain growing insight into who we are, what we’re doing and what we’re accomplishing. What’s that? Forces shaping the unmet need. Bottom line.

The Best of Times, The Worst of Times: opportunities and challenges for the L&D profession

Charles Jennings

believe the L&D profession can take some lessons from both of these Charles Dickens stories, A Tale of Two Cities and A Christmas Carol. n(d)s?t/

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My Old Online Facilitation Workshop Materials | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

My personal hope is that you, Sarah and others be given the opportunity to generate income through the Wikiversity course. Thanks for sharing.

195 posts about MOOCs

Jay Cross

If you’re even casually aware of what is happening in higher education, you’ve likely heard of massive open online courses ( MOOCs ). Sector.

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#OEB14 - Does Data Corrupt Education

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

That will be supported by analytics. - the assessment process - most learning form you today does not happen in a classroom - analytics will take those experiences, match them to curricula, and give you credit for what you have done. We are equating different types of data. Summary of a debate at Online Educa Berlin. Enjoy.

The importance of faculty in the higher education experience

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

If we look at the organization of learning in our own community, we can see the continued focus courses, programs, and disciplines, like biology, engineering, literature, and the like. On the one hand, we’re looking at microcredentials, tiny fragments of learning to small even for a course. Presentation page. 1. For example.

Research and Evidence

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

But the Chronicle (of course) makes no such distinction. When MOOCs emerged a few years ago, many in the academic world were sent into a frenzy.

Mark Surman on Open Eduction and the Open Internet

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

They may shift from selling textbooks to capturing analytics and selling data, but they're still winning. Of course we're against that.

Digital Learning Research Network Conference 2016

George Siemens

We have updated our dLRN research website with the current projects and related partners …in case you’d like an overview of the type of research being conducted and that will be presented at #dLRN16. Mindset and Affect in Statistical Courses. 4. The conference focused on making sense of higher education.

Challenge the Status Quo

Dawn of Learning

How does your company plan learning and development initiatives? How do you respond? Customizable. Data-rich.

Education as Platform: The MOOC Experience and what we can do to make it better

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

raise these considerations because the idea of the Massive Open Online Course, and the theory of connectivism that George coined the title for and that George and I and Dave (Cormier) and a whole pile of other people have worked together to create, is largely about self-education, is largely about how we create our own learning. love robots.

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Nancy White

My personal hope is that you, Sarah and others be given the opportunity to generate income through the Wikiversity course. Thanks for sharing.

Notes from ELI 2015 Riyadh - Day One

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

leadership - are leaders supporting and demonstrating effective technology use? very few empirical studies supporting the claims of Tapscott, Presnky, etc - so what are these studients doing? Research questions: wat do they use, what is their value, informal media, etc? self-regulation - eg.

My Old Online Facilitation Workshop Materials | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

My personal hope is that you, Sarah and others be given the opportunity to generate income through the Wikiversity course. Thanks for sharing.

Sustainability and MOOCs in Historical Perspective

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

We're going to talk about the factors that led to the development of the Massive Open Online Course and Connectivism and the new phenomena in learning today. Distance learning therefore required the creation and distribution of learning content, of course packages that would support independent study. It's a new type of skill.