Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ

Tony Karrer

This month's LCBQ is What are your Predictions and Plans for 2011? Branon Learning Management System App Stores Bob Little Apps, Not Courses Inge de Waard Augmented reality moves towards augmented learning with easy tools: Wikitude , Layar , ARToolKit.

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. of course, this could have happened with me not being invited to the party).

Trending Sources

My Top 10 Tools for Learning 2011

Jane Hart

In 2011 I now use Google Reader , and although it is no longer my most indispensable tool, it is still an important tool for me to keep up to date with what is happening in the “learning&# world. . In 2011 I now use WordPress to power my website.

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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. 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.

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. I’ve been a bit frustrated in the past (actually, I still am) that the history of open courses has not been fully reflected in conversation about the Stanford AI class. It’s good to have growing diversity in researchers and educators offering alternative course models.

Reflections from 2011 – Redefining Your Social Web Presence

Luis Suarez

The one I have been telling people about over the course of the last couple of months as the one that is going to mark a before and an after with regards to my own involvement with The Social Web.

The Smart Worker : needs job aids rather than courses

Jane Hart

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. But I also mentioned that the materials would need to be provided in a format that was easily searchable so that relevant content was immediately accessible without having to work through the whole course. 5 – Think in terms of job aids rather than courses! Tweet.

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). Online courses that I’ve taught through University of Manitoba have similar high success rates. Online programs are frequently criticized for high drop out rates.

Massive Open Online Courses: Interview with Howard Rheingold

George Siemens

Howard contacted me for a short interview (that I stretched out to more than double the length intended by saying too many words all in a row) on my experiences with massive open online courses (MOOCs).

Open Online Courses

George Siemens

And, yet another presentation from UNISA, this one on open online courses: Open Online Courses

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. This course gives you the processes and tools to create your own information filters.

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. 5 Reasons Why Activity Streams Will Save You From Information Overload - Luis Suarez , May 4, 2011. A big question - David Weinberger , May 1, 2011.

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! Note: UX Week 2011 talks will be available on the Adaptive Path iPad app in a few weeks as we're busy migrating all videos to a new hosting service

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Reflections 2011

Clark Quinn

And, of course, that means getting strategic about learning ( big ‘L’ learning ), and then aligning with the overall organization strategy. Of course, such an effort will not only result in better outcomes for the organization but also more credibility for the L&D group. On this, the shortest day of the year here in the northern hemisphere, it seems like a good time to reflect on the past year and look forward to the coming one.

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. We need to set up a process to determine all courses the information will impact.

Back to Blogging: Fosca (1998 – 2011)

Luis Suarez

The thing is that in the last year and half things weren’t that well for her; she had to go through a number of operations to remove a couple of tumours and eventually on October 27th 2011 , she decided that enough was enough and she needed to move on.

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. So I am pleased to share over here with all of you “ The State of Community Management 2011 with Rachel Happe “ That’s right!

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. And throughout 2011 I had the huge opportunity to meet, and learn!,

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.

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

Luis Suarez

A couple of months back you would remember how I put together a couple of posts over here in this blog where I shared some of the highlights from the recent Social Business Forum 2011 event, which took place on June 8th in Milan, Italy.

2011 Predictions

Clark Quinn

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. It’s more, of course, because it also implies a culture supportive of learning, yet I think this is both an advantage for business competitiveness and a move that meets real human needs, which makes it an ideal as well as real goal.

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.

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. Most of the open courses that we’ve run so far have been geared towards experienced learners. Free online course teaching basic skills for success at university.

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. In our current course CCK11 we’ve moved to an aggregation-centric/personal learning environment model. Stephen Downes and Martin Dougiamas are keynote presenters.

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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. All in a single place so that you can take a look into how things developed further during the course of 2010. NO EMAIL DAY (@NoEmailDayHQ) December 30, 2011. .

Reflections from 2011 – The Year of Mobile, Again

Luis Suarez

It’s even more interesting when some of those conversations have been going on around what we have done and learned in 2011 and right off it all turns into personal reflections for what’s happened throughout the year. At least, in 2011 with yours truly.

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. Mainstream media often present massive open online courses (MOOCs) as both a reflection of the need for universities to undergo a metamorphosis and as a means of forcing a new perspective on digital teaching and learning practices (i.e., Fini, 2009; Kop, 2011), the amount of available research is generally limited.

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? This is like asking, "how do you have freedom, and still control people?"

Reflections from 2011 – Is Employee Engagement Still a Myth?

Luis Suarez

Well, so far, we haven’t done good enough with it, despite the various claims we may have been exposed to over the course of time, and we are running out of time and pretty quick!

#e2conf 2011 Highlights – Offline Social Networking Still Rules!

Luis Suarez

Boston Social Web Coverage June 20, 2011 , but this time around I thought I would try to be as disconnected from the online world, as I could, specially, before and after the main agenda was covered and dealt with.

Social Business Forum 2011 – On Collaboration by Luis Suarez

Luis Suarez

Indeed, mark your calendars as well for the Social Business Forum 2011. June is just around the corner and, once again, that can only mean that one of my favourite times of the year for conference events is about to kick off as well. Yes, that’s right!

April 2011 in Review

Jane Hart

My 2011 Reading List. Trust and networks , Gideon Rosenblatt, Alchemy of Change, 16 April 2011. This is a two part posting by Maria Ogneva, Head of Community at Yammer: Part 1 appeared 18 April 2011, and Part 2 on 21 April 2011. My 2011 Reading List can be found here.

Car Week 2011

Jay Cross

It has since morphed into the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance , a gathering of a couple of hundred beautiful automobiles on the final green of the Pebble Beach Golf Course. In 1950, a car show was started to accompany the Pebble Beach Road Race.

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.

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

Luis Suarez

Another week on the road has just gone by without me hardly ever noticing it, as I was doing some more business travelling to both Madrid and Barcelona, meeting up with customers to talk further on around the subject of Social Computing and Social Software Adoption.

The Non-Training Approach to Workplace Learning

Jane Hart

The Training Department (aka the L&D dept) has traditionally focused on designing, developing, delivering and managing instruction – in the form of courses, workshops, e-learning and other training events.

So you (still) want to be an elearning consultant?

Harold Jarche

Prior to the Web, the learning professions were focused on either delivering courses or some specific sub-set of learning. With the Web, we went from training to e-learning course delivery, with an emphasis on technology, especially learning management systems (LMS) and rapid authoring.

Google+ and the Unsettled World of Social Media

Andy McAfee

Of course, if they’re broadcasting only to their climate change deniers circle, I’m not going to see it (since they would hopefully not have added me to that circle). Like apparently all other tech geeks, I’ve been playing with Google Plus for the past week.

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. Here’s an elevator pitch , in 10 parts, for social learning , which is what really makes social business work.

The Social Enterprise – Welcome to the Era of Intrapreneurship!

Luis Suarez

as well the fears of no longer being considered indispensable, despite the the huge amount of knowledge they have accumulated over the course of the years, or those other fears of no longer being considered the experts they once thought they were. Of course!