best finds of 2019

Harold Jarche

Here are some of the best for 2019. kyleejohnson — “I’m taking an online data analytics class from the Wharton School of Business. Ultimately, it’s my belief that social networks are systems that can be intentionally designed, and intelligently managed, to ensure that their primary impact is a positive one for the people who use them, and for the world. Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media.

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Digital Learning Survey 2019 – Most Tech Doesn’t Stack Up

Xyleme

While the modern learning ecosystem continues to focus efforts on digital learning, 50% of respondents to Fosway Group’s Digital Learning Realities 2019 survey say their learning content platforms don’t have what it takes to meet the needs of the modern learner. Investing in a “next gen” Learning Content Management System (LCMS) can help close the analytics gap and drive actionable business insights. Fosway Group, 2019 - Select image to enlarge.

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Digital Learning Survey 2019 – Most Tech Doesn’t Stack Up

Xyleme

While the modern learning ecosystem continues to focus efforts on digital learning, 50% of respondents to Fosway Group’s Digital Learning Realities 2019 survey say their learning content platforms don’t have what it takes to meet the needs of the modern learner. Investing in a “next gen” Learning Content Management System (LCMS) can help close the analytics gap and drive actionable business insights. Fosway Group, 2019 - Select image to enlarge.

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How to Transform a “Big, Old” Company into an Agile Digital Business

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

“As consumers, we take digital technologies for granted… We don’t wonder why these things are possible; we simply expect them,” said Designed for Digital a recently published book by Jeanne Ross , Cynthia Beath , and Martin Mocker in its Preface. Many of these established companies have already deployed mobile apps, cloud computing and data analytics, and have brought to market a variety of digital products and services. What does designed for digital mean?

Globalization in Transition

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I recently read two interesting reports on the state of globalization in 2019, one by The Economist, the second by the McKinsey Global Institute. Consider how to capture value from services. “Across multiple value chains (including manufacturing), more value is coming from services… To make this shift successfully, companies need to gain insight into customer needs, invest in data and analytics, and develop the right subscription, per-use, or performance-based service contracts.”.

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The Business Value of Resilience

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Things go well until a new microbe enters - wreaking havoc on the now-defenseless inhabitants… Rather than design to keep all friction out of the system, we should inject productive friction at the right times and in the right places to build up the system’s resilience.”. Companies underinvest in training and skill development,… what if we designed [jobs] to be productive and valuable?…

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Game Learning Analytcs for Evidence=Based Serious Games

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Summary of a talk by Baltasar Fernandex Manjon at CELDA 2019 ie.ft.com/uber-game Serious games - Have been used successfully in many domains – medicine, military - But low adoption in mainstream education - So we say we’re working in ‘game-like simulation’ [link] - Fake news, trolls, e-influencers [link] [link] [link] - Has been formally evaluated Citizen science - Uses games for crowdsourcing Also: - Educational versions of commercial games Do serious games actually work?

What’s the next buzzword?

Clark Quinn

Also Analytics (I think Big Data is already in the last paragraph’s category). C’mon, folks, lets get together and work on taking your design approaches and tuning them up! I was perusing an old list of potential column topics, and came across one that asked about MOOCs. Now, you probably recognize that the term is pretty much evaporated from any list of top L&D concerns. That’s kind of funny, to me (ok, so you may question my sense of humor).

Mobile Learning: Anytime, Anywhere

Xyleme

Content Must Be Responsive Responsive design means that the interface will adapt to multiple device sizes – whether it’s a desktop computer, laptop, smartphone, or tablet. Thanks to Xyleme’s LCMS, our users successfully reduce content development and maintenance time, easily reuse content and publish to multiple output types, effectively personalize content at scale, and objectively assess content and learner performance with robust, built-in analytics dashboards.

learning myths & superstitions

Harold Jarche

Using his decades of experience combined with a scientist’s analytical mind, Clark first looks at learning ‘myths’ — beliefs we hold that aren’t true. In Millennials, Goldfish & other Training Misconceptions my colleague Clark Quinn has written a handy guide for every training shop or L&D department.

Shaping (As Opposed to Stumbling Into It!) – The Future of Online Learning and Training

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Jill Watson) – AU/Ryerson looking at engaging students using chatboths o Automated content generation – Washington Post uses AI to write 1000 articles this year o Quality assurance for OERs, analytics - Simuations for Learning o Flight training, engineering, geography, history o Banff Centre – “conversation between students and Abraham Lincoln” o Esp.

New Issues for OERs

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Open platforms, analytics, algorithms and adaptive tools to support open learning content. I’m especially thinking here of learning analytics. The true issue here is: how can we design OERs so they can't be enclosed in this way? This is based on my contribution to the new Creative Commons 'Education Platform' discussion of issues related to open educational resources (OERs). This is the next step following the development of a set of principles for the Platform. (I’m

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Evaluation of CL/4291 “Draft text of the Recommendation concerning Open Educational Resources”, UNESCO

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

19 September 2019. In addition, the judicious application of OER, in combination with appropriate pedagogical methodologies, well-designed learning objects and the diversity of learning activities, can provide a broader range of innovative pedagogical options to engage both educators and learners to become more active participants in educational processes and creators of content as members of diverse and inclusive Knowledge Societies.

Getting past broken cookie notices

Doc Searls

As the notice points out, the site uses “necessary cookies,” “analytics cookies” (defaulted to On, in case you can’t tell from the design of that switch), and (below that) “social cookies.” Go to the Alan Turing Institute.

Institutional Innovation - I Have a Dream

Edge Perspectives

Design thinking and methodologies will be systematically applied to redesign work environments with the primary goal of accelerating learning and performance improvement. Everyone talks about transformation these days, but the term is used so loosely that it’s begun to lose all meaning. I recently wrote a blog post suggesting that the ultimate test of transformation is whether the caterpillar became a butterfly – is it so different that it’s unrecognizable?

#AI4Good: Augmenting Human Interaction

Beth Kanter

When we think about applying AI to philanthropy and fundraising, we have to ask this question: What data-based analytical tasks are not yet automated or could be done on a larger scale and that would free up time for the nonprofit staff to focus on the human interaction with the donor? She also offered some advice about designing chat bots, probably one of the easier and early applications of AI that nonprofit will adopt. There are two sides of the design process.

What is the Value of OLDaily?

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

There's learning analytics and open pedagogy and experience design, etc., MOOC platform ( Edraak Launches its School Learning for K-12 Children in the Arab World ) DRM ( HP's Ink Subscription Has DRM That Disables Your Printer Cartridges ) Web design ( CSS Specificity - An overview ) Educational leadership ( Dawn or dusk of the 5th age of research in educational technology?) But in 2019 there's no community that encompasses all of these things.

Ethical Codes and Learning Analytics

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Abstract The growth and development of learning analytics has placed a range of new capacities into the hands of educational institutions. The ethics of learning analytics will therefore need to be developed on criteria specific to education. 2019) Ethical Codes As Standards of Conduct While ethics commonly applies to people in general, there is a specific class of ethics that applies to people by virtue of their membership in a professional group. Neelakantan, 2019).

My 25 Years of Ed Tech

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

My contributions included this effort in learning design. I had designed OLe so that it used free-standing 'modules', and the IMS-LOM was perfect for this. He finishes the section saying "personalized learning remains one of the dreams of ed tech, with learners enjoying a personalized curriculum, based on analytics." In my view, what we're designing when we design learning is an environment that is open-ended and characterized by its affordances.

Educational Research in Learning Technology

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I think the key point here is to note that not everything is designed to increase test scores. Unfortunately, ‘the vast array of literature involving learning technology evaluation makes it challenging to acquire an accurate sense of the different aspects of learning that are evaluated, and the possible approaches that can be used to evaluate them’ (Lai & Bower, 2019). Also aka 'design research', where proving something works is all that it takes) - what's wanted?