Connections: Deconstruction and Connectivism

George Siemens

However, I’ll spend time revisiting Derrida and others (notably Latour, but he is a sociologist, so I have more tolerance), especially after a student in the MDDE622 course that Rory McGreal and I taught at Athabasca University, posted an interesting learning module on Deconstruction and Connectivism. Stella Bastone agreed to share the module. From the module: According to Derrida, all Western thought is based on the idea of a center…Deconstruction challenges this.

Module 160

Content as a Service


This includes your eLearning modules, PDFs, movies, podcasts, articles, etc. For better or worse, the development of learning content has been a one-way push process. As instructional designers, we create our learning products, package them up with all the content and media, wish them well, and ship them off to the LMS’s – never to be seen again.

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What Universities Must Learn About Social Networks

Jay Cross

The ease of assembling software applications from plug-and-play modules and checkboxes has led numerous faculty members to build social network systems in-house. What Universities Must Learning About Social Networks. By Jay Cross | Chief Executive Officer, Internet Time Alliance.

STEM Literacy is for Everyone

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Among LINC’s key projects is Blossoms - Blended Learning Open Source Science or Math Studies , which is developing a large free repository of video modules created by gifted volunteers from around the world to assist school teachers with math and science courses. MIT professor Richard Larson recently wrote an excellent opinion column - STEM is for Everyone.

Skills 198

Pull Platforms for Performance

John Hagel

  What if we began to re-conceive products and services as platforms that would invite and support third parties to add customized modules and extensions to the functionality available in the core platform?  We live in a world of mounting performance pressure. Our Shift Index reveals that return on assets for all public companies in the US has eroded by 75% since 1965. Companies clearly are failing to respond effectively to these mounting pressures.

Cost 166

[berkman] Dries Buytaert: Drupal and sustaining collaborative efforts

David Weinberger

Drupal has 10,000+ modules, 300,000 downloads a month, 1.5M Module developers can get funded from LSD. The 15,000 modules are maintained by the community. Dries Buytaert [twitter: Dries ] , the founder of Drupal and co-founder of Acquia , is giving a Berkman lunch talk about building and sustaining online collaborations. NOTE: Live-blogging. Getting things wrong. Missing points. Omitting key information. Introducing artificial choppiness. Over-emphasizing small matters.

Drupal 146

Systems Thinking, Safety and Risk Management

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

These include the hierarchical decomposition of the system into relatively independent, functional modules and components; making the individual components and functional modules as reliable as possible; having well defined processes for the assembly and operation of the systems; extensive simulation of the behavior of the components, modules and overall system; and continuous quality measurements and improvements. .

System 130

5+ garages to service your car? Sure

Martijn Linssen

Free Integration Tools" you get with purchasing an application or ERP module don't always usually mean that they are Imagine you need to drive to garage A for your tyres, B for your regular service, C for your oil-check, D for replacing a light bulb, and E to fix your stereo?

Module 141

The Rise of MOOCs

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Computer programming lends itself to an online module, with assignments than can be auto-graded. Responses to interview questions posed by Kevin Charles Redmon, Independent Journalist and Middlebury Fellow in Environmental Journalism 1. Are MOOCs an idea that were floating around the halls of universities for some time now, or was the first one in 2008 really a watershed moment?

Course 174

Hark! What light through yonder neuron breaks

Mind Hacks

An unintentionally funny first line from a new study on the neuroscience of love. The lifetime prevalence of romantic love is extremely high, as romantic love strikes nearly 100% of the people at one or more times during their life.

E-Learning: Générations

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Deuxièmement, ils ont créé l'idée que ces modules, oudes morceaux de contenu, ont été partageables. ( English version ) Ces dernières années, j'ai travaillé sur deux grandsconcepts: d'abord, la théorie de l'apprentissage en ligne connectivist, quiconsidère l'apprentissage comme un processus de réseau et, deuxièmement, lemassif cours ouverts en ligne, ou MOOC, qui est une instanciation de ceprocessus.

Social Media, Networking, and African Women’s Leadership Training in Rwanda

Beth Kanter

My sessions were integrated into the various leadership, visioning process for women’s rights, curriculum development, and evaluation methods modules throughout the week as networked and social media skills were not the main focus.

Ulric Neisser, psychology’s repentant revolutionary

Mind Hacks

This was certainly no ‘contrariness’ The book is a cutting critique and insightfully captures many of the problems with cognitive psychology, most of which were only ‘rediscovered’ in the 90s and 2000s as embodied cognition and network analysis started to look beyond the ‘disembodied mind is made of computer modules’ idea. The New York Times has an obituary for the founder of cognitive psychology, Ulric Neisser.

Beyond the Course

Nigel Paine

It an excellent example of applying a magazine logic to what could have been a pile of dry learning modules that would probably have been ignored. I was asked to speak at a conference in Edinburgh organised by a smart British e-learning company called Brightwave and jointly run with Sky.

Designing E-Learning 3.0 in gRSShopper - 1

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I did a bit of searching around and determined that the overall structure is pretty common: - course - modules - an array of individual units of instruction - sections - an array of individual offerings of the course Like this: Figure 1. Let's define what I want in a module.

Design 180

The Knowledge and Learning Transfer Problem

Charles Jennings

The overwhelming majority of staff development budget is spent on the acquisition, design, development and delivery of formal development in the form of programmes, courses, and eLearning modules.

It’s Only 65% !

Charles Jennings

I wrote about ‘the numbers’ on this blog back in June 2012. Formal learning’ suggests learning that is designed and directed by someone other than the learner as part of a curriculum, course, programme, module etc. The results of yet another 70:20:10 survey were published recently.

Survey 236

A Review of SAP Jam

Dan Pontefract

The hurdle was overcome well before we went live to the organization, but the lesson for others is to ensure you sort through the relationship of Jam to BizX if you are launching other SuccessFactors modules at the same time. Learning Module Integration.

Review 234

Building a Culture of Continuous Learning

Charles Jennings

This study was part of the Corporate Executive Board’s ‘Building High Performance Capability for the New Work Environment’ report published towards the end of 2012. Most people get it. Classes, courses and curricula – structured learning events – don’t provide all the tools in the toolkit.

Nothing Has Changed. Everything Has Changed.

Charles Jennings

One piece of aligning data comes from the Corporate Executive Board’s 2012 study ‘ Building High Performance Capability for the New Work Environment’. Fig: From Corporate Executive Board’s ‘ Building High Performance Capability for the New Work Environment ’ study, October 2012.

Change 238

Five Steps to Making Your Content Mobile Ready


As in software development, where Agile can be started with just a single module, Xyleme customers begin Agile development with a single content nugget, such as a topic, lesson, or procedure.

The Gen Z Learning Journey From Higher Education To The Workplace

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

They're more 1996 than 2012. Video: web-based modules, turns me off of the company - "A company telling me that people love working here doesn't tell me that people love working here."

Managing Multiple Learning Managment Systems - The High Cost of Choice


2 Let’s explore the main reasons for this redundancy: Dissatisfaction According to Brandon Hall Research, in 2012, almost 50% of organizations surveyed were considering replacing their current LMS.

Cost 141

My 25 Years of Ed Tech

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I had designed OLe so that it used free-standing 'modules', and the IMS-LOM was perfect for this. And looking back, I can see I did a lot of talking about MOOCs in 2012, as the phenomenon swept me up along with all the publicity.

E-Mediat: Social Media Capacity Building for NGOs in the Arab World

Beth Kanter

It is great to see the results of a lot of hard work by everyone involved and looking forward to 2012 which will be an intensive year of designing, delivering, and reflecting on capacity building in networked approaches and social media skills outside of the US. Flickr Photo by SMEX Beirut.

Module 105

Can Learning Management Systems Foster Experiential Knowledge in the Workplace?


As Beckem and Watkins (2012) noted, experiential learning allows students to actualize the material in a real-world setting, thereby increasing the value and retention of the material. In your personal opinion, what type of value does experiential learning hold?

A spook’s guide to the psychology of deception

Mind Hacks

The techniques in the ‘affect’ section are some general points taken from a vast experimental literature on the psychology of marketing and persuasion that describes how emotion modulates the heuristics (judgement processes) involved in persuasion.

Module 113

Can Learning Management Systems Foster Experiential Knowledge in the Workplace?


As Beckem and Watkins (2012) noted, experiential learning allows students to actualize the material in a real-world setting, thereby increasing the value and retention of the material. In your personal opinion, what type of value does experiential learning hold?

Notes from Centre Jacques Cartier seminar on MOOCs, Lyon, France

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

in 2012 registrations declined 2. Summary notes from the conference in Lyons - most of it was in French (except the Tony Bates talk) so there may be some inaccuracies in my notes. John Daniel MOOCs: Comment Sortir du Labyrinthe? MOOCs - created in Canada - a revolution in higher education - an evolution, not a revolution (much like Paris 1968) - MIT electronics course - 340 perfect scores, incl.

Cost 156

Ethical Codes and Learning Analytics

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Picciano, 2012). Thus the term ‘analytics’ can be thought of as the overall process of “developing actionable insights through problem definition and the application of statistical models and analysis against existing and/or simulated future data” (Cooper, 2012).