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Open presentations on MOOCs and MOOC Research Initiative

George Siemens

Several presentations this next week that might be of interest to readers: 1. Daily presentations starting Oct 21 on MOOCs, OERs, open access, libraries, and more. This will provide an overview of the state of MOOC research – who is active, how are they researching MOOCs, and the disciplines that are involved in MOOC research.

Text-to-Speech Overview and NLP Quality

Tony Karrer

This software adds text-to-speech voice narration to PowerPoint presentations and is used for training and eLearning at major corporations. As such, we are standing at the threshold of a technology shift in our industry: text-to-speech voices are set to replace professional voice talents for adding voice narration in e-learning presentations.

PKM Overview

Harold Jarche

PKM Overview. References: Sense-making with PKM (explains processes in more detail). Creating your PKM Processes (some suggestions).

Call for Presenters: Conference on Volunteering and Service

Beth Kanter

Note from Beth: Whether you are planning to present at a conference or deliver a one-day workshop, the secret to success is in good design.

Flat Army Graphics on Slideshare

Dan Pontefract

They are: Connected Leader Attributes. Participative Leader Framework. Collaborative Leader Action Model. Pervasive Learning. What is a FLAT ARMY?

TLt2010 Presentation on Net Work Learning

Harold Jarche

I am presenting at Tlt2010 in Saskatoon this morning. Net work means learning to work anew.

Our Guide to Experience Mapping

Adaptive Path

We have presented our evolving point of view at conferences  and taught hundreds of practitioners in workshops around the world. Off we go.

Our Guide to Experience Mapping

Adaptive Path

We have presented our evolving point of view at conferences and taught hundreds of practitioners in workshops around the world. Off we go.

Video of TheNextWeb keynote on The Future of Crowds

Ross Dawson

It doesn’t show all of my full motion graphics presentation, though it frequently cuts to show segments of the visuals through my keynote.

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Keynote: Social Media in Fashion Retailing

Ross Dawson

As always, the slides are not intended to stand alone, but to provide visual support for my presentation. Here are the slides for my keynote.

Learning to Apply Data Science to Business Problems

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The 2015 Syllabus  offers a good overview of the class, including the various companies that submitted project proposals.

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Social Media Strategy Framework: Explanation and guide

Ross Dawson

have used the framework extensively as a starting point to help executives understand the space and clients to develop social media strategies.

The right information is not enough

Harold Jarche

As “pattern-seekers” we may not even “see” the data when it is presented. Business is about people and how they interact.

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Lateral Organizations

Harold Jarche

Although present in ancient times, it did not gain sway until the 19th century, at first mainly in England. Wirearchy

The greatest MOOC conference in the history of MOOCs

George Siemens

We have a great group of keynote speakers and an outstanding list of successful grantees who will also be presenting. If you’d like to attend the online presentations, please join this MOOC Research Group Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) continue to receive a steady stream of media attention. They are evolving and improving.

A theoretical model for PKM

Harold Jarche

My focus on PKM developed after an initial personal need and then increased when I saw how personal knowledge management could help others. Cheong,

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Innovation in open online courses

George Siemens

This is a short overview of the innovations that we want to explore during the course. Since MOOCs gained popularity with top tier universities, significant effort has been put into finding new ways to present learning content. In terms of content presentation, DALMOOC will pale in comparison to existing well-funded courses.

Personal Learning MOOC

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Week 5 – March 21 – Learning and Performance Support Systems - an Overview Core concepts of the LPSS.me Course objectives: participants will develop an appreciation of different models of online course delivery, ranging from the traditional LMS through connectivist MOOCs to potential future models of personal learning and performance support.

Using a collaborative platform for brilliant learning

Jane Hart

The presentation like the whole event is FREE to join. Present an overview of the key social features of social collaboration platforms.

Finally, A Clear Shift in Attitudes About Measuring Social Media

Beth Kanter

With shifting attitudes, the skills and will to get past hurdles in measurement follow. Books Conferences

How the future of work leads to the future of organisations

Ross Dawson

The slides to my presentation are below, together with an overview of the 7 sections of the keynote. Last week I did the keynote on The Future of Work and Organisations at a four-city roadshow for social business consulting firm KINSHIP enterprise , spanning Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne and Brisbane. Social shifts. Structure.

MOOC Research Initiative: Reports Released

George Siemens

In the spirit of useful science , each grantee was asked to provide a one sentence overview of their research findings. The approach that we took with MRI was small grants with a rapid review cycle, interim presentation of results through our MRI conference with other grantees in order to increase idea exchange, and short funding cycle.

The MIT Second Machine Age Conference

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Let me discuss a few of the presentations as well as my overall impressions.  . Will these second age machines complement or replace humans?

SXSW: What Social Media Analytics and Data Can’t Tell You

Beth Kanter

Jeremiah presented an overview of his study about the collaborative economy and you find Jeremiah’s report and infographic  here.  Colby

Slides: Future of Business: Crowds and Sharing Economy

Ross Dawson

presented the session on crowds on the first day, providing a big picture overview of crowds, crowdsourcing and the sharing economy. As always, they are not intended to be meaningful for those who did not attend the presentation, but may still be useful to others. My slides are below. Future of Business: Crowds from Ross Dawson.

Connectivism as Learning Theory

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The first chapter available here provides a good overview. In behaviourism, learning takes place through operant conditioning , where the learner is presented with rewards and consequences. This is essentially a process of presentation and testing. Here is their effort to prove that connectivism is a learning theory. Gibson.

Reflections on a Decade of Designing and Facilitating Interactive Webinars

Beth Kanter

Try to avoid the content-driven model of an expert presenting for 50 minutes with a rushed Q/Q at the end. Think Beyond Presenters.

Learning and Performance Support Systems

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

What follows is a version of the case we presented to NRC senior executive in order to have this program approved.

Nonprofits and Instagram: The Ultimate Curated Collection of Best Practices, Examples, and Tips

Beth Kanter

Instagram Overview. Nonprofit Examples and Getting Started or Rebooting A Strategic Approach. Best Practices and Tips for Nonprofits. Tool Box.

Remaking education in the image of our desires

George Siemens

From the references to Milken’s presentation during the conference, it was clear that he applied that lens to education. love what I do.

Are Instructional Designers Making Themselves Irrelevant?

Dawn of Learning

This excellent anti-presentation got me thinking about how much training today is actually delivered via PowerPoint. An LCM.what? You know what?

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How Much Time Should Your Nonprofit Invest In Different Social Media Channels?

Beth Kanter

Or, if you’d like to watch the entire presentation or download the presentation slides. Flickr Photo by Yung Tsai. By Sacha Evans. Topsy.

What’s wrong with the Canadian conference circuit?

George Siemens

The value of conferences goes well beyond listening to a few keynote speakers and attending paper presentations. good conference can be field defining and offer attendees an opportunity to get a broad overview of trends and technologies within a discipline. I’ve been reflecting on my experience with conferences in Canada.

Bader A. Alsaleh - September 17, Riyadh - Summary Notes

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Alsaleh (Professor, Instructional Design and Technology, King Saud University) @ba_alsaleh On 40 minutes, will present a number of ideas. Overview of major pedagogic models) - e-learning 2.0 - connectivism - communities of enquiry etc Key elements of pedagogy: personalization, participation, productivity. Bader A. Reynard (2008).

1st update on 10 Tools Challenge 2013

Jane Hart

Presentation tools.  9- PowerPoint  13- Slideshare  14- Prezi  75- Poll Everywhere  93- Keynote. OFFICE TOOLS. Document tools. Note-taking.

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Nonprofits and Instagram: The Ultimate Curated Collection of Best Practices, Examples, and Tips

Beth Kanter

Instagram Overview. Here’s the collection and annotated version is below. Here’s the basics if you are getting the C-Suite up to speed: Instagram is a free application for iPhone or Android that lets people take photos, apply filters to change the look of the photos and then share them. How to Use Instagram. Instagram Cheat Sheet.

How to Use Design Thinking to Improve Your Nonprofit’s Digital Strategy

Beth Kanter

Here’s a high level overview of some of the methods the small group of 12 participants used. What is Human Centered Design? Summary.

A few thoughts on China and education

George Siemens

I just landed in Vancouver after a short trip to Shanghai to present at the IADIS conference hosted by East China Normal University. The day would start with a breakfast meeting, followed by two hour presentations, working lunch, afternoon sessions, travel to evening presentation, social dinner, presentations until late in the evening.

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. As part of the Digital Learning Research Network, we held our first conference at Stanford last year.

Lean or Agility?

Dave Snowden

That presentation includes Cynefin and S-curve material not used in the presentation. More on that tomorrow. ADDITIONAL SOURCES.