Open Learning Analytics

George Siemens

While those sensemaking approaches won’t disappear, they will be augmented by data and analytics. Educators often find analytics frustrating. Or can analytics actually measure what matters instead of what is readily accessible in terms of data? All educators need to be familiar with data and analytics approaches, including machine and deep learning models. Open Learning Analytics. Learning Analytics Masters Program (LAMP).

Mobile Learning: Making Content Available Anytime, Anywhere

Xyleme

Mobile learning, also called M-learning or mLearning, is any type of content that is developed or consumed on mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets, and including anything from podcasts to full eLearning courses. Future-Proofing Your Content for Mobile.

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Open Learning Analytics. Again

George Siemens

Several years ago, a group of us wrote a concept paper on Open Learning Analytics (.pdf). Our goal was to create openness as a foundation for the use of data and analytics in education. Few things are more important in education today than the development of an open platform for analytics of learning data. Engagement with course content produces predictive models. Quite simply, the shape of tomorrow’s university is now actively being coded into analytics models.

New MOOC: Data, Analytics, & Learning

George Siemens

This fall, together with colleagues, I’ll be offering an open course on edX: Data, Analytics, and Learning. From the description: In education, the use of data and analytics to improve learning is referred to as learning analytics. Analytics have not yet made the impact on education that they have made in other fields. The era of data and analytics in learning is just beginning.

Social Physics - Reinventing Analytics to Better Predict Human Behaviors

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Its prediction algorithms integrate social physics technologies into its data analytic engine, enabling it to efficiently extract the underlying social attributes embedded in the raw data being analyzed.

Notes On "Global Guidelines: Ethics in Learning Analytics"

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

In my post referencing the ICDE's Global Guidelines: Ethics in Learning Analytics yesterday I said: This document summarizes the considerations of an ICDE working group on learning analytics. The presumption throughout is that a global ethic in learning analytics is needed, can be known, and comprehends the issues in this document. Only the content in the sections titled 'Comment' is my own. What data must be included in learning analytics?

Content as a Service

Xyleme

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. Once gone, we lose all connection and control of our content – and this has some obvious drawbacks: Content is replicated to each LMS. There is no way to monetize the content.

What is a Learning Content Management System (LCMS)?

Xyleme

There’s a lot of confusion surrounding Learning Content Management Systems. When most people hear the phrase “Learning Content Management System,” they usually think “Oh, an LMS.” ” Even a Google search for Learning Content Management System returns ads for Learning Management Systems, and articles that claim to rank the top LCMS’s, but really only include Learning Management Systems. What is a Learning Content Management System?

Bravais 3.0: Taking Learning Beyond the LMS to Analytics & Personalization

Xyleme

In order to personalize content, we need intelligence about our learners. Gathering intelligence requires tracking and analytics - enter the Tin Can API, or xAPI. Creating courses is like putting your content in a black box - it''s opaque and you can''t see the inside of it. This causes a whole host of problems, but I am going to focus on two of them: You can only use the content as a course.

Why you need to take a Google Analytics approach to measuring learning

Xyleme

If L&D took a Google Analytics approach to learning, they could. I''ve pulled together some of the most important Web analytics metrics that we regularly review and report to the business here at Xyleme, along with the reasons why they matter. Substituted the word ''learning content'' for the word ''site''. Substituted or added learning terms such as courses, videos, content nuggets, topics, etc. We measure the pages, topics, content nuggets etc.

The top 10 opportunity costs for single source content strategy

Xyleme

When you think about your company''s digital learning content strategy, what''s the first thing that comes to mind? Measuring opportunity costs for digital learning content policies helps expose opportunities and strategies that organizations can use to identify and overcome limitations in skillsets, methodologies, content management and delivery systems, tools and technologies. Employees find relevant content more quickly.

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Don’t be Complacent and Content

Clark Quinn

While it’s a vendor-driven show, there were several valuable presentations and information to help get clearer about designing content. Beyond deeper instructional design (tapping into both emotion and effective instruction, not the folk tales we tell about what good design is), we need to start looking at content models and content architecture. So DITA is Darwin Information Typing Architecture, and what it is about is structuring content a bit.

January Hot List: Mobile Learning Content

Nancy White

Answers from mLearn experts - Ignatia Webs , January 13, 2011 #LAK11 what about #privacy when using #data analytics to create #knowledge? Best of Mobile Learning January 1, 2011 to January 31, 2011 Featured Sources The following are the top items from featured sources based on social signals.

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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. It may be argued that the relation between ethics and law is such that in a treatment of the ethics of learning analytics we ought also to be concerned with the law in relation to learning analytics.

Four Ways User-Generated Content (UGC) Can Make its Way into.

Xyleme

Home > Learning Content Management , Social Learning > Four Ways User-Generated Content (UGC) Can Make its Way into Formal Learning Four Ways User-Generated Content (UGC) Can Make its Way into Formal Learning January 20th, 2010 Goto comments Leave a comment This past week, I’ve been reading and referring to Jane Hart’s article The State of Social Learning Today and some Thoughts for the Future of L&D in 2010 quite a bit. Home About Podcasts Videos Xyleme Inc.

Learning Analytics: Big Data Applied to Training, Teaching, and Learning

Beth Kanter

Learning Analytics comes from a report about the impact of emerging technologies for practitioners in a field. Two or three years to adoption: Learning Analytics (K-12/Higher Ed), Open Content (K-12), Games and Gamification (Higher Ed). The report methodology models the open content technology identified in the report. The technology trend that caught my eye was “Learning Analytics,” which is big data applied to the field of education.

How To Recognize Great Content Curation: Curating Curators

Beth Kanter

Content curation: Best practices. Dilbert characters are talking about content curation. Scoop.It one of the premiere content creation tools is now out beta. In my own curation of content , I’m discovering many more content curators out there. Everyone can be a content curator! ” As someone who is leading workshops on the topic of content curation for nonprofits , this is a very important question. Content

Successful Social Media Content Strategy Is A Continuous Improvement for Nonprofits

Beth Kanter

I taught a section on developing and implementing an effective content strategy after some exercises to help participants identify target audiences, create personas, measurable objectives, and channels. It struck me that an effective nonprofit content strategy is a process of continuous improvement. Format Templates , Content Asset Organizing Tools, and scheduling software that covers this whole process. Content Assets: Organizing and Archiving Tools.

What Social Media Analytics Can’t Tell You About Your Audience

Beth Kanter

What is important is that when you look solely at your social media analytics – say for example what content gets the most views or engagement, the data represents only one part of your audience. And while lurkers make up more than half of a company’s social media audience, they only account for 5% of the content captured by social media analytics.

Three Analytics Tools to Gauge Your Social Audience’s Pulse

Beth Kanter

We talk about finding the right tool for the data collection job and tools come in three different categories: analytics tools, content analysis, and surveys. Analytics tools like the ones described below are good for measuring actions and engagement. Three Analytics Tools to Gauge Your Social Audience’s PulseGuest Blog by Ritu Sharma, Co-Founder & Executive Director, Social Media for Nonprofits.

Open Content, Enclosure and Conversion

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Freedom One point of agreement I think we can find is in our support for 'free content', in the sense of 'freedom' expressed by Richard Stallman. Now it is evident that by content we don't mean (exactly) 'software'. Nonetheless, we can invoke the spirit of the four freedoms to come to some sort of understanding of the content regime we would like to foster: one in which we are able to access (consume?)

LMS vs. LCMS

Xyleme

While sometimes thought to be interchangeable terms, LMS (Learning Management System) and LCMS (Learning Content Management System) platforms share a few functionalities, but couldn’t be more different. It is not used to create content. A Learning Content Management System (LCMS) is a tool for actually creating learning content and publishing that content in a variety of formats. Content assignments. Create content. Content output templates.

Predictions for Learning and Development for 2018 and Beyond

Xyleme

Report Contents. Without having analytics to help provide insights into the value of their content, and how learning is being used, being able to appeal to business goals will be difficult. Predictions for how learning and development will be progressing in the future is heavily focused on advancements in technology, technology for delivering content anywhere, anytime, and technology to enable more organic forms of training to be created and distributed.

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Social Media Measurement and Learning Analytics: How Do I Love Thee, Let Me Count the Ways

Beth Kanter

I tested out the five phases of falling in love with measurement. Given the topic was measurement, I couldn’t help but go a little meta and play with incorporating learning analytics into the instruction. This blog post shares some insights about those two somewhat disconnected ideas. Learning Analytics. I Love Social Media Measurement. View more presentations from Beth Kanter.

Seeking talent in Sydney: Amazing Content and Web Project Managers – Part-time

Trends in the Living Networks

We have just placed an ad on Seek for Amazing Content and Web Project Managers – Part-time. Amazing Content and Web Project Managers – Part-time. Drive cutting-edge content projects with global visibility. We are developing a range of websites using APIs, web mining, analytics, social media integration, web visualization etc., applied to domains such as influence and reputation analytics, subject aggregation, and information interfaces.

Online Community Purpose Checklist | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Are they focused around information such as documents or other static content? Will they generate content/knowledge that needs to be captured?

How To Make Content Creation More Efficient: Use An Idea Dashboard

Beth Kanter

Been thinking a lot about of the work processes around creating content and measuring its against outcomes this week. One idea that came up in my post earlier this week about creating and measuring content , was the concept of an idea dashboard. This post takes it a bit deeper. But your content pipeline needs more than an editorial calendar. You need a pipeline which includes ideas for themes or topics you want to create content around. Content

performance.learning.productivity: Getting to the Core of Learning Content in the Internet Age

Charles Jennings

When we look at the structured learning taking place in organisations we find that the vast majority is content-rich and interaction-poor. The course is content-rich. How much content can I transmit to the recipients in the time I’ve allowed?’

One Simple Secret to Social Media Success: Post Consistent Content Your Audience Loves

Beth Kanter

Post consistent content that your audience loves and your social media will be successful. But if you want to get better results, you need a content strategy, strong creation and curation skills, and a robust measurement process. One technique I use to get insights from my social media data is to do an analytics Rorschach Test. Success is based on knowing what content your audience likes based on making sense of measurement so you can replicate that success.

Looking for Amazing Multi-Talented Content Project Manager/ Editor/ Web Dev - Part-time - Sydney

Trends in the Living Networks

While our businesses have always been primarily about content, we are starting to make some of these activities more scaleable. Amazing Multi-Talented Content Project Manager/ Editor/ Web Dev – Part-time - Sydney. Apply your awesome talent and intelligence to cutting-edge highly visible content projects: reports, web, iPad, events and more: part-time/ flexible. • We are looking for someone extremely talented at content creation and projects.

Personalization for Knowledge Workers

Xyleme

The objective is to help the employee cut through the corporate knowledge repository and match the content with the unique needs of each employee. With this knowledge about each user, the personalized performance support solution matches the users with the most relevant content – wherever they are, when they need it, on the device they have. Perpetual Content Improvement . Personalization is only as good as the content that is available.

My Old Online Facilitation Workshop Materials | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

My main suggestions are to remove the nc restrictions and if you have time, communicate with Sarah on how best to incorporate your content into the wikiversity course. Likely that the course will need to be incorporated into your content.

How To Use Facebook Metrics To Give Your Audience the Content They Want Most

Beth Kanter

This post covers some simple techniques to give your fans the content they want most and inspire more engagement. Many times we’re on the hunt for the tips of what to do and when we find them, we just implement them. Facebook analytics programs like Insights , Edgerank Checker , and Simply Measured free reports give you tons of data points. Content Analysis of Comments on post and shares. Of course, the content itself has to be timely, high quality, and relevant.

Two Free E-Books for Nonprofits on Fundraising, Marketing, and Content Strategies

Beth Kanter

Improving Direct Marketing Response with Online Advertising by Richard Becker, President of Target Analytics. E-Book #2: Feeding the Content Beast. This e-book from Curata includes a foreword by Ann Handley, Chief Content Officer of MarketingProfs and the co-author of “Content Rules”, offers some great tips for creating and curating content: - How to re-purpose old content; - How to develop short and long form content; - plus lots of tips for being efficient.

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How To Use Negative Feedback on Facebook To Improve Your Content Strategy

Beth Kanter

Negative feedback on Facebook is when a user will hide, hide-all or unlike your content. Hiding content is like deleting an email without reading it or hitting the spam button. In Facebook’s reconfigured algorithm, content that has negative feedback from some users can cause it to be minimized or pulled from all news feeds. Compare post content to see what types cause hides or low engagement. What type of content turns your fans off?

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.

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Understanding the Learning Technology Ecosystem

Xyleme

A Learning Technology Ecosystem is made up of the tools and platforms that an organization uses to create, deliver, manage, deliver and analyze their learning content. Depending on size, scope and future goals, the needs of both learners and content management teams can vary greatly. Learning Content Management Systems (LCMS): Simplify Authoring, Publishing, Delivery & Analysis. Content Management Systems (CMS): Centralize Content Management & Storage.

Training Industry Names Xyleme as a Top Learning Portal/LMS Companies 2018 Company to Watch

Xyleme

Xyleme is a leading Learning Content Management System (LCMS) and is recognized as a company to watch based on the quality of platform and administrative features provided, in addition to the level of innovation brought to the industry. The portal allows learners to access content anywhere.

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.

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LMS vs. LCMS

Xyleme

Buzz words in the industry include e-learning, mobile learning, cloud delivery, bite-sized learning, informal learning, learning record store, and single-source content development. Instructional Designers (IDs) are now under more pressure than ever to deliver the best content, and a tool that many IDs are familiar with is a Learning Management System (LMS). Another important learning tool that some may not be familiar with is a Learning Content Management System (LCMS).

Mobile Learning: Anytime, Anywhere

Xyleme

Mobile learning, also called M-learning, is any type of content that is developed or consumed on mobile devices, such as on smartphones and tablets. Regardless of the industry, organizations need to pay attention to these numbers and make their content mobile ready. No longer is content consumed on one device and in one location. The world is mobile; therefore, content has to be flexible, responsive and small enough to consume on the go.

My Old Online Facilitation Workshop Materials | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

My main suggestions are to remove the nc restrictions and if you have time, communicate with Sarah on how best to incorporate your content into the wikiversity course. Likely that the course will need to be incorporated into your content.

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Announcing Bravais 1.2!

Xyleme

provides the ability to track and report on all the content published to and from the Bravais TM cloud platform, no matter the device from which the content is being accessed. Effectiveness can now be measured by individual piece of content, such as video clips, specific topics, lessons, and interactions. This, in turn, allows for a continuous cycle of improving content. Users that have both Xyleme LCMS and Bravais have a huge advantage- consolidated analytics.