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Notes from Information Technology Based Higher Education and Training ITHET 2013, Antalya

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

leads to questions about designing learning for the future - reference to the old ''cranking ifo into students'' heads diagram - claims about the future: - work at own time, place, etc - computers will revolutionize learning - along came MOOCs - investment in MOOCs: $100M - will take time but will have a major impact - why things will change. MIT engineering courses stufy: 8% completion rate (yikes) - so, how do we address this?

“Shoezam” app mimics Shazam to image, identify, and replicate shoes on the street

Ross Dawson

Of course there is a major difference to Shazam. In Shazam users that hear a song and like it can identify it in order to buy the song, with the creators of the music getting paid (hopefully). What will this mean for designers?

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Data-Driven Decision Making: Promises and Limits

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Decision making , - how individuals, groups and organizations go about selecting a course of action among several alternative scenarios, - has long been a subject of study.

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The Need to Adapt to the Speed of Change or Die: lessons for L&D from the retail industry

Charles Jennings

One said “the real advantage of going to a store like Jessops was that you can speak to an expert who can advise on everything you might need to know about buying the right camera for you. You don’t get that when buying online”. Poor interface design is often the answer.

Informal Learning – the other 80%

Jay Cross

School is chock full of formal learning — courses, classes, and grades that obscure the fact that most learning at school is either self-directed or informal. To thrive in this environment, everyone must become student and faculty and publisher and instructional designer.

The latest in 3D printing trends: guns, ears, body parts, and now in your local store

Ross Dawson

The gun is designed to fire standard handgun rounds, using interchangeable barrels for different calibers of ammunition. Of course, Defcad’s users may not adhere to so many rules. These printers use computer-assisted design to conceive of objects as arrays of thin slices.

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Best of Working Smarter Daily this year

Jay Cross

MARCH 10, 2013. APRIL 11, 2013. JANUARY 27, 2013. PKM in 2013. AUGUST 13, 2013. JANE HART | SATURDAY, MARCH 23, 2013. ABC: 10 reasons NOT to create a course and 10 other options . DAVID WEINBERGER | SUNDAY, JANUARY 13, 2013.

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Connectivism and the Primal Scream

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Entire structures of courses, programs and schools of study have been built around this basic coercive premise, so much so that we can almost pretend that the student is engaged in the entire enterprise completely voluntarily. And it must be flexibly designed for, or we risk failure.

Storytelling & narrative

Dave Snowden

I also need to buy Bob Dick a beer or two for his patience with my tardy behaviour in getting this written. These deal with full stories, often designed (well mostly designed) for performance, often told and retold to many audiences. Of course nothing is fully covered by any of those hence the triad. I'm finishing off my entry for the Sage Encyclopaedia of Action Research on organisational storytelling.

Let’s destroy the panopticons

Doc Searls

In this context, intranets look like salvation to many companies, their protective firewalls a form of corporate encryption designed to insulate against a scary new kind of market: unpredictable, unmanageable, unwilling to be manipulated. Jun 7, 2013 – The PRISM revelations continue to reverberate throughout the online world, reaching down into the bowels of Gawker Media’s ad -slingers. learn.bowdoin.edu/courses/…/internet-surveillance-a-virtual- panopticon / ?Apr

More crowd sourcing!

Dave Snowden

There is also a buy the first half day option designed to provide an executive briefing. The modularisation is also designed to make it easier to take up the material in-house, or to incorporate any individual elements in a network member's own training programmes.

The case for the death of cash by the hand of digital currencies

Ross Dawson

If we start to get critical mass in acceptance of Bitcoin and well-designed mobile and web Bitcoin wallets it is absolutely possible for it to be a significant rival to cash for peer-to-peer payments. Buying, storing, and transacting Bitcoin can be complex and unwieldy.

Myths some teachers (apparently) believe

Clark Quinn

My suspicion, of course, is that this is to have pretty room when parents visit, but if so, I think the teacher bloody well ought to buy decorations, and not keep my child from enjoying the weekend to make the teacher’s room pretty. design meta-learning Ok, that’s an alarmist title, because it’s only a few teachers, but these are some of the ones teaching my kids, and it’s mind-numbing.

Modularity, BMWs, & MOOCs

Jay Cross

You can’t buy these individually. BMW has decreed that you have to buy all these parts, even when some of them are perfectly okay. (My Dumb design, eh? In my case, I had to buy all these things from a single supplier, my Alma Mater. Recognize this? It cost me $1,000.

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MOOC - The Resurgence of Community in Online Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

In this presentation Stephen Downes addresses the question of how massive open online courses (MOOCs) will impact the future of distance education. slide 1 – MOOC Wordle] My objective in this talk is to address how the massive open online course (MOOC) will impact the future of distance education, and in particular, strategies and examples of the use of MOOCs to promote cultural and linguistic diversity. That gives us four terms: ‘massive’, ‘open’, ‘online’, and ‘course’.

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CN1376 AcadMOOC

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

8:04 pm Stephen Downes MOOC = ''Massive Open Online Course'', cMOOC = ''connectivist MOOC'', xMOOC = ''eXtended MOOC'' 8:04 pm WILLIAM A. how will the cMOOC framework translate to a science/math course that traditionally requires a lot of "instruction" and "testing"?

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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. They had the model of the course packages, and they had the model of the classes. WebCT in English stands for "Web Course Tools." Of course, we had instant messaging.

[2b2k] Erik Martin on Reddit and journalism

David Weinberger

All the subreddits are created by users, who also can create the page design. Of course they want to share what’s happening in their neighborhood or share their thoughts about what’s going on in their govt Redditors vote 20M time a day. Q: What’s up with the design? When you start doing a more professional and complex design, you suddenly needing 10x more people, and then you need 10x the money…But subreddits can monkey with the CSS.

Memories of dubbin & blisters

Dave Snowden

After too long an absence I am back in the Maritimes to meet with senior Government officials and run an advanced training course. It's one of those shops where you find things that you would love to buy if only you could think of something you might use them; chandlers and stationery shops have a similar effect I'm afraid along with book shops. Today's trip has a clear purpose, namely to buy some new heavy duty walking boots.

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Carrying forward

Clark Quinn

During my presentation in Minneapolis on future-looking applications of technology to learning, the usual and completely understandable question came up about how to change an organization to buy-in to this new way of acting in the world: to start focusing on performance outcomes and not courses. I suggested making small changes in what was being done now: push back a bit on the immediate request for a course, and start really diving into the real performance problem.

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Notes from ALT-C

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

initiatives to challenge institutional structure by starting dialogiues - SU was very good with communicating with students throught the process - Birmingham - projects innvoate in specific courses - led by SU - w/ student-staff teams bringing forward specific projects. lists, not tables) Roger Henry - ''Your Business Future'' - OERs in the business course - videos. - wikipedia, (compare with microcosm - which linked to dictionary definitions - but you had to buy the OED to do it

A Theme Park E-Learning Application

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

My goal is to have the user not know they are taking a course." Here''s the challenge (from the E-Learning Professionals Group ): "Can anyone give me suggestions of how to blend learning objectives with ELearning. Here''s the context: " Based on his other questions, Brian is looking to develop training for visitors to theme parks that will teach them about the park. As such, the learning objectives would be fairly low level knowledge about the park."

MOOC Provider Panel: Coursera, Academic Partnerships, Instructure, edX

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Maria: maybe one insight: now I think of SPOCs, small private online courses, how they made professors rethink things. Question: How do you see intellectual property and ownership issues evolving considering that some institutions are using each other''s course content via MOOC providers—an uncommon practice in higher education. Faculty are generating their own courses, but we have San Jose State using our course, etc. Summary of a panel with Maria H.

Pre-Order Scaling Up Excellence and Get a "Sneak Peek" at 25% of the Book

Bob Sutton

  We want to get some of the main ideas out there before the book comes out to get your reactions and ideas about scaling, and of course, to get people excited about buying the book.  Scaling Up Excellence will be published on February 4th, 2014. 

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From workplace courses to global conversations

Nancy White

Home About Full Circle Contact Resources Wiki Full Circus Full Circle Associates connections for a changing world, online and offline… Aug 27 2008 From courses to community: Josien Kapma and Nancy White Published by Nancy White at 6:42 am under communities of practice , learning This is an article that Josien Kapma and I wrote for the Dutch journal, “Leren in Organisaties&#. In the process, I learn a lot; about the content of the event, and about design of learning events.

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From courses to community: Josien Kapma and Nancy White | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Home About Full Circle Contact Resources Wiki Full Circus Full Circle Associates connections for a changing world, online and offline… Aug 27 2008 From courses to community: Josien Kapma and Nancy White Published by Nancy White at 6:42 am under communities of practice , learning This is an article that Josien Kapma and I wrote for the Dutch journal, “Leren in Organisaties&#. In the process, I learn a lot; about the content of the event, and about design of learning events.

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just checking the box

Harold Jarche

Were the two recent crashes of Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft a result of inadequate training, or design and safety flaws resulting from a lack of regulator oversight? Our training experts were too busy designing courses.

The Real Goal of Open Educational Resources

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

UNESCO (again) - "For students, OERs offer free access to some of the world’s best courses and even degree programs. For teachers, ministries of education and governments, OERs provide free and legal access to some of the world’s best courses." OER ensures that students have access to all course material from the first day of class." It will be used, of course. I can buy the 3rd edition for about $CAD 18.

Research and Evidence

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Pundits made sweeping statements about the courses, saying that they were the future of education or that colleges would become obsolete, said George Siemens, an author of the report who is also credited with helping to create what we now know as a MOOC. “It’s

Beyond Free ? Open Learning in a Networked World

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

They are however designed to be standalone talks as well so hopefully you will not be as unfulfilled after the talk as you might be afraid of being. She challenges the concept of the Massive Open Online Course by asking, "What is the problem that MOOCs appear to have solved?"

Giving respect to brand advertising

Doc Searls

While most advertising didn’t come from Madison Avenue, or practice big-budget branding methods, it was still simple and straightforward: companies buying time and space to send messages across to target groups. Of course. Like clothing and buildings, advertising’s brand signal is impersonal and non-conversational, by design. For a crash course on how this is going, read Bob Hoffman’s Ad Contrarian blog, watch this speech , and read this one.

[avignon] [2b2k] Robert Darnton on the history of copyright , open access, the dpla…

David Weinberger

Of course, professors and students produced the research and provided it for free to the publishers. Now they’d have to buy them back at a price set by Google. A year later we launched the Digital Public Library of America at a conference hosted by the major cultural institutions in DC, and in April in 2013 we’ll have a preliminary version of it. Of course a lot remains to be done. NOTE: Live-blogging. Getting things wrong. Missing points.

Education Technology Strategies - Day Two

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Knowledge is like buying a car - drive it off the lot and it''s out of date.

Hot List - April 1, 2009 to April 11, 2009

Tony Karrer

Read on for notes from a webinar today, April 9, 2009: Building Better Learning Games: Leveraging Game Design and User Testing for Results Our hosts today: Enspire Learning (Ben Katz) Doorways to Dreams D2D -- financial entertainment. from 2008 to 2013 for learning technology products and services. If you are into communication, culture and mobiles, this book will be a good buy. Of course, I cheated and used eLearning Learning to help me come up with these.

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