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. It’s fairly easy to take online courses or interact with your favorite academic these days. Since 2007, numerous people have offered some version of open online courses.

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eLearning Design - Posts about Designing eLearning

Tony Karrer

I received a question about a particular eLearning Design challenge that someone was facing and I realized that the title of my blog and the way I post doesn't really do justice to talking about design and patterns in designing eLearning in this blog. I'll try to work on that, but here's a list of posts that are relevant to eLearning design and eLearning patterns: What Clients Really Want The basis for many of the eLearning design decisions.

Course Authoring and Rapid eLearning Tool Satisfaction

Tony Karrer

I don't know if I've seen this reported by the eLearningGuild , but their reports showed some interesting information about satisfaction levels reported by members on course authoring and rapid eLearning tool satisfaction levels. Lectora QMIND Design Collaboration P1.

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Crash Course in Visual Thinking

Tony Karrer

Bob's web site violates a lot of what I would consider to be good design. Please, tell me that I won't think that's good design by the end of this crash course? I can't imagine that anyone thinks that good design Based on my post - VizThink and Visual Thinking - I've received quite a bit of input. If you've not really thought about the connections between visual representations and eLearning, it's likely worth going to the post and reading the comments.

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Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: The Power of Power Laws

John Hagel

In many respects, the history of Western business in the twentieth century represents an effort to build scalable operations through standardization designed to serve “average consumers”. The problem is that most of our analytical tools are designed to understand Gaussian worlds.

Instructional Design

Tony Karrer

Posts around instructional design topics, especially those related to instructional design around custom eLearning: What Clients Really Want The basis for many of the instructional design decisions. Top Ten Suggested New Year's Resolutions for eLearning Professionals Several instructional design patterns are discussed. The move of instructional design towards SME and user-generated content. Learning Design Different Now?

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How Long Should an eLearning Course Be?

Tony Karrer

Interesting question posed in eLearn Magazine article: How Long Should an E-learning Course Be? Interestingly the author chooses to sidestep the question he poses and instead gives a direct answer to a different question (focusing on modules that are parts of a course): What is a good length for a module? Through countless hours of instructional design, field testing, and client feedback, I have found that 30 minutes is about the maximum, and less than 15 is too short.

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Birgit Mager and the Evolution of Service Design

Adaptive Path

Birgit Mager has watched service design evolve since the mid-nineties, and has been hugely influential in its development. She holds the first service design professorship at the University of Applied Sciences, Cologne, Germany, is the President and Co-Founder of the International Service Design Network , and Editor-in-Chief of Touchpoint , the International Journal of Service Design. Ayla Newhouse [AN]: How did you arrive at service design as your path?

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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): 2007 edublog awards are now open for voting.and Im torn

Mark Oehlert

» December 06, 2007 2007 edublog awards are now open for voting.and Im torn Hurry, hurry, step right up and cast your vote! The 2007 edublog Awards are now open for voting. Posted by: mark oehlert | December 07, 2007 at 10:23 PM hi mark -- i'm a huge fan of your work.

stevenberlinjohnson.com: AppleTV and HDTV

Steven Berlin Johnson

stevenberlinjohnson.com « | Main | Long Zoom Interview » AppleTV and HDTV So my AppleTV arrived this morning and of course I dropped everything to spend an hour or two setting it up and messing around. March 22, 2007 in Interface | Permalink Comments Licensing. March 22, 2007 at 07:21 PM I really don't understand AppleTV. Posted by: Rikard Linde | March 23, 2007 at 09:04 AM I'm not sure how to address. It's not designed to be a computer.

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Doc Searls Weblog · Future to Newspapers: Jump in the river

Doc Searls

Doc Searls Weblog Home About Subscribe to feed ‹ Nice Vue • Been there, fun that › Future to Newspapers: Jump in the river October 19, 2007 in Future , Journalism | 42 comments Here’s the problem with most news: it isn’t. on October 19, 2007 at 9:00 am [.]

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Irving Wladawsky-Berger: Leadership and Management Skills in the Knowledge Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Home Archives Subscribe « "Killer Apps" and Virtual Worlds | Main | A Kind of Cambrian Explosion » August 13, 2007 Leadership and Management Skills in the Knowledge Economy I am getting ready to teach a new graduate seminar at MIT this fall - Technology-based Business Transformation. In this course, I will examine how to leverage emerging, disruptive technologies to significantly transform a business or even a whole industry.

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Doc Searls Weblog · KFI’s tower closer to going back up

Doc Searls

“We’re one of a handful of stations designated as civil defense stations,&# he said. 24 comments Comments feed for this article Trackback link: [link] Danny Silverman on November 29, 2007 at 10:09 am Wow, that’s neat. And of course at night there was Art Bell.

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Teaching Online Courses – 60 Great Resources

Tony Karrer

I received an inquiry about resources that would help instructors who are about to move into teaching online courses. If you are going to teach a course online or run an online learning event or an online conference, then there’s even more to being successful at that. It made me immediately think back to my first experience with an online session.

Irving Wladawsky-Berger: Becoming an Innovation Leader – Is There More than One Style?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Home Archives Subscribe « Some Thoughts on Multidisciplinary Innovation | Main | Innovation, Fundamental Research and Universities » November 19, 2007 Becoming an Innovation Leader – Is There More than One Style? The key, of course, is to get the right people.

Irving Wladawsky-Berger: A Personal Year of Transition

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Home Archives Subscribe « Innovation Communities and Network Effects | Main | Towards the Knowledge Economy » December 31, 2007 A Personal Year of Transition In January of this year I posted an entry in my blog announcing that I was Moving On.

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Tests for Customer Focused Companies

John Hagel

Now, of course, executives with product accountability have to be focused to some degree on serving the needs of customers, otherwise their products would not sell.

Irving Wladawsky-Berger: Welcome to Adam Smiths World

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

" It later added: "[The] battleground for things like who makes the biggest flat-screen TV with the highest-definition picture was, of course, in full force at the show. microprocessors, memory, storage and so on), and most of their capabilities are now being designed as software.

stevenberlinjohnson.com: Potholes and the Geo Web

Steven Berlin Johnson

stevenberlinjohnson.com « OpenSocial | Main | The Rest Is Noise » Potholes and the Geo Web We have a very cool new site design thats slowly rolling out this week at outside.in (along with an entirely new database architecture and other back-end refinements), and given that its almost exactly a year since we launched the original prototype, I thought it was about time I tried to write out some of my thinking about the geographic web as it has evolved over that time.

Irving Wladawsky-Berger: Dealing with the (Virtual) World in our Minds

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Home Archives Subscribe « The 2007 IBM Business Leadership Forum | Main | Trust, Responsibility and the Globally Integrated Enterprise » July 02, 2007 Dealing with the (Virtual) World in our Minds One of my favorite films is the 1956 science fiction classic Forbidden Planet.

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Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Retailers and Customers

John Hagel

Of course, the pace and trajectory of unbundling (and related rebundling) differs across industries and geographies – the patterns are complex and fractal. Of course, that came across as a lame attempt to downplay a troubling exception to the pattern I was describing.

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Magic and Fun with Emerging Technologies

John Hagel

Of course, our ability to fully exploit this potential hinges on societal norms and the degree to which we can assert the rights required to hack our bodies. McGonigal is also a noted games designer and games researcher. Posted by: gregory | April 10, 2007 at 11:44 AM Great post.

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Gaming and Learning

John Hagel

JSB and Thomas focus in particular on the role of games like World of Warcraft in building leadership talent: In this way, the process of becoming an effective World of Warcraft guild master amounts to a total-immersion course in leadership.

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Training Design

Tony Karrer

I've been struggling a bit to capture a concept that I believe represents a fairly fundamental shift in how we need to think about Training Design. Oh, and I called it Learning Design in the diagrams, but I'm afraid that it's really more about Training Design.

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Tony Tags me on 2007 Traffic Stats | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Of course, this tells us nothing about folks who read this blog via their blog readers. Share and Enjoy: 5 responses so far 5 Responses to “Tony Tags me on 2007 Traffic Stats&# # Tony Karrer on 14 Jan 2008 at 4:35 pm Nancy, thanks for sharing.

Consulting with Libya in 2007 ? Clay Shirky

Clay Shirky

After Tahrir: Protecting US Muslims from Bigotry » Consulting with Libya in 2007. Over the weekend, Evgeny Morozov asked about my consulting with the Libyan government in 2007. The idea was that those cities would be more economically successful if local policies related to the tourist trade were designed by the locals themselves. (I 23 Responses to “Consulting with Libya in 2007” Franky says: March 24, 2011 at 10:35 am. Clay Shirky.

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Communication Nation: What do you love?

Dave Gray

11 November 2007 What do you love? the pulse of the music i can't hear coursing through my bones 2/07/2010 Post a Comment Links to this post: " rel="nofollow"> posted by @ Create a Link About Me Name: dave gray Location: st.

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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Gorman and Keen Need a Bicycle Built for Two (but built only by certified, qualified, licensed bicycle experts of course)

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « stu.dicio.us | Main | "Is Web 2.0 Safe?" (MSN

Connectivism Course – Pre Assignment | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

I’m barely following Leigh’s online facilitation workshop, running a workshop for a client, guesting in a South African workshop and now starts George Siemens and Stephen Downe’s Connectivism Course. I love this idea of open courses (with a paying option for credit).

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Why the Semantic Web Will Fail

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Namely: the people who designed the Semantic Web never read their epistemology texts. Yeah - we'll play games on Yahoo, create a not-too-serious blog with Google, post some tunes on MySpace (under an alias of course), and mess around with some photos on Flickr. And we'll even go along with some unimportant things, like the university account and email, so we can access the course notes on Blackboard. Don't get too excited by the title. But I do want to share a few thoughts.

Catch up strategies in online courses | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

She was essentially asking, how do we catch up when we are lost or left behind in an online learning course/class/workshop? This hit home because right now I’m facilitating a workshop and have totally fallen behind in two online courses I’m ostensibly “taking!&#

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Flash Quiz Tools

Tony Karrer

StudyMate provides an authoring environment that requires no experience with Flash programming, game design, or HTML. Quickly create Flash-based e-learning courses, quizzes, and tests. Add an integrated glossary - Add external audio, video, and images into the course content Flashform is customizeable and extensible by any knowledgeable Flash developer. Update June 2008 - added one free flash quiz tool based on a question I received. This tool is listed at the bottom.

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stevenberlinjohnson.com: Tivoli Comes To Brooklyn?

Steven Berlin Johnson

July 31, 2007 in Cities | Permalink Comments Disagreement, [link] (conversation between coney island and tivoli copenhagen regulars). Posted by: Thomas Madsen-Mygdal | August 02, 2007 at 12:22 AM Well Tivoli in copenhagen isn't exactly disney like. I think it's important to remember that Walt was "only" inspired by Tivoli :-) Posted by: Nicolas AKA PimpDaddy | August 02, 2007 at 03:51 AM Hello, a really interesting experience to visit your website.

Doc Searls Weblog · Still at Newspapers 1.x

Doc Searls

August 15, 2007 in Future , Ideas , News , Past , problems | 37 comments I’m late weighing in on the New York Times’ reported decision to drop Times Select. 37 comments Comments feed for this article Trackback link: [link] Sheila Lennon on August 15, 2007 at 10:43 pm “1.

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stevenberlinjohnson.com: Apple Opens Up

Steven Berlin Johnson

What were starting to see here (and of course in the anti-DRM letter from earlier this year) is a pretty significant shift in Jobs public relations strategy, in that he seems to have recognized that there are limits to secrecy. October 18, 2007 in Interface | Permalink TrackBack TrackBack URL for this entry: [link] Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Apple Opens Up : Comments i'm still skeptical of apple opening up their platform, even after this announcement from jobs.

Doc Searls Weblog · Maybe they should call it ButtBook

Doc Searls

I’ve spent as much time as anyone over the last few months trying to design a way for ordinary folks– especially those who don’t have online profiles– report anonymous harassers online. Pie and Coffee » Items on September 7, 2007 at 12:45 am [.]

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stevenberlinjohnson.com: Apple: Consumer Unfriendly

Steven Berlin Johnson

Hey, wait, heres one answer, quoted a few graphs later: “The real issue is that Steve and Jonathan Ive” — Apple’s design chief — “have decided to emphasize sexiness and a different basic experience” over such ho-hum consumer needs as a replaceable battery. He was convinced that it was primarily a design issue; indeed, he thinks Apple is using a lithium polymer battery in the iPhone, which can be stretched into different shapes — and thus can be tucked into an extremely thin space.

stevenberlinjohnson.com: A Call For Help

Steven Berlin Johnson

If you think this blog has been neglected in 2007, you should see the sorry (nonexistent) state of my next book! On the development and design side, we have the people we need to build out the tools and community weve imagined from the beginning. May 28, 2007 in Outside.in | Permalink Comments Glad to hear things are going well with the startup! Posted by: AF | May 29, 2007 at 11:24 AM Steve, You might try putting an ad on Linkedin. link] 2007??????

stevenberlinjohnson.com: How To Make The iPhone More Of A Phone

Steven Berlin Johnson

July 01, 2007 in Interface | Permalink Comments Shortcuts in general are missing on the iPhone. Posted by: jkottke | July 01, 2007 at 07:43 AM Thats a great idea. Posted by: Ethan Bodnar | July 01, 2007 at 02:58 PM Fantastic idea. Posted by: Oskar Lissheim-Boethius | July 01, 2007 at 03:47 PM How about being able to add new icons to the home screen? Posted by: Daniel Bigler | July 01, 2007 at 04:50 PM My Ericsson T610 has a little joystick for navigation.

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IBM at MX 2014: Design-centered at Scale

Adaptive Path

I’ve been going to the MX: Managing Experience conference since it began in 2007 (full disclosure: I used to work for Adaptive Path as a Studio Director — I even spoke at the first MX!). Over the years, I’ve seen a lot of amazing work done to manage and lead in organizations from a design perspective. Design-led change is hard and it’s clear that lip service to design doesn’t really cut it. IBM is serious about design in a way I have seldom seen.

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stevenberlinjohnson.com:

Steven Berlin Johnson

February 20, 2007 in Brains | Permalink Comments "Christianity was once the vehicle for the boldest and most honest thinking about reality" To put it mildly this is most ridiculous thing I have read about Christianity. Posted by: Farid | February 20, 2007 at 07:01 PM Starman - "Would you like to know what I find beautiful about your species? Of course he wasn't the son of a god. He literally changed the human course of history.

Irving Wladawsky-Berger: "Killer Apps" and Virtual Worlds

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Home Archives Subscribe « Creativity, Innovation and Design | Main | Leadership and Management Skills in the Knowledge Economy » August 06, 2007 "Killer Apps" and Virtual Worlds Last week I went back to the AlwaysOn Stanford Summit. I also see quite a number of universities experimenting with the use of virtual worlds for online courses. Posted by: epredator | August 07, 2007 at 04:53 AM Irvin, I agree with you.

Groups vs Networks: The Class Struggle Continues

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

And I saw Cape Town and I was briefly in Australia and then of course here, from Stewart Island, Christchurch and Dunedin, Auckland, Whangarei. I was going to say we don’t say that this is good or this is bad, but of course we do say that this is good and this is bad.

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