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.

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).

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.

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.” It turns out, that adding the word Content makes a big difference.

Light-weight learning analytics tools

George Siemens

What are you using for light-weight analysis of student learning or content I’ve heard of SNAPP before – &# software tool that allows users to visualize the network of interactions resulting from discussion forum posts and replies&# – but decided to play around with it today. This is a good example of a fairly simple, light-weight tool to analyze social interactions in an LMS like Moodle, Blackboard, or Desire2Learn.

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.

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.

Successful Social Media Content Strategy Is A Continuous Improvement for Nonprofits

Beth Kanter

Not only do you need to pre-plan your content using an editorial calendar but coordinate and assign tasks and organize your content assets and curation. And, then there is the task of putting fingers to keyboard and creating the content as well as curating.

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). Learning and Knowledge Analytics.

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? Employees find relevant content more quickly. Learning and Development delivers informal content, in addition to formal content from the same source.

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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.

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.

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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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. So DITA is Darwin Information Typing Architecture, and what it is about is structuring content a bit. Yesterday I attend SDL’s DITAFest.

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. Content

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.

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. Content Analysis of Comments on post and shares.

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. Six Types of Visual Content.

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.

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

Ross Dawson

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.

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. The book has useful content curation tips, but what really reasonated was this one: Organize based on audience needs.

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. Compare post content to see what types cause hides or low engagement. Flickr Photo by Damian Devilla.

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?)

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

Ross Dawson

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.

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?

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?’

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. Blog Resources content challenges Learning and Development

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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.

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. Content assignments. Create content.

How Many Social Channels Should Our Nonprofit Use?

Beth Kanter

They are not serving up quality content that resonates with their audience. Optimize Your Content for Social Channels: You need to have an editorial calendar to help you plan out your content strategy. Here’s four magic steps to curating purpose-driven social media content.

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.

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. 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.

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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. Top-notch LCMS solutions can even provide detailed analytics that identify the most effective content.

Openness: Why learners should know about, and influence, how decisions are made about their learning

George Siemens

Earlier this week, I delivered a presentation to TEDxEdmonton on why openness and learning analytics are critical for rethinking the future of education. They just have to go fix it — often in the face of people who say it’s impossible or are content with the status quo.

Collaboration and activation: the nub of the merger of physical and digital retail

Ross Dawson

The initiative is particularly interesting in showing how social analytics and engagement can help drive shoppers into shopping centers and physical stores. Last week I visited Melbourne Spring Fashion Week as a guest of IBM and the City of Melbourne.

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. This, in turn, allows for a continuous cycle of improving content. Bravais Content Report.

Xyleme Named a Top 20 Learning Portal for Sixth Consecutive Year

Xyleme

Xyleme’s Content Delivery Service (CDS) now includes a Tin Can–compliant LRS that tracks how users interact with content, regardless of device or applications used. October 23rd, 2017 – Xyleme is honored to be named one of Training Industry Inc.’s

The Future of Learning: Digital, Distributed, Data-Driven

George Siemens

Yesterday as I was traveling (with free wifi from the good folks at Norwegian Air, I might add), I caught this tweet from Jim Groom: @dkernohan @cogdog @mweller A worthwhile think piece for sure, almost up there with "China is My Analytics Co-Pilot" — Jim Groom (@jimgroom) May 11, 2016. The comment was in response to my previous post where I detailed my interest in understanding how learning analytics were progressing in Chinese education.

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What Learning & Development can learn from Mad Men

Xyleme

Well, there is a whole lot of analytics that go into getting the testimonial to happen that way, and on May 22, Michael Rochelle from the Brandon Hall group is going to show you how to get there. Show you how to use content analytics to prove the ROI of your training initiatives.

Multiple pathways: Blending xMOOCs & cMOOCs

George Siemens

I’m running a MOOC on edX in fall on Data Analytics & Learning (registration will be open soon). For example, when I engage with a new content area, I enjoy some structure and guidance.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Spyware Alert - Thx to DArcy Norman

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « "Games trainers play" (Washington Business Journal) | Main | Foucault, Control and the LMS » April 21, 2007 Spyware Alert - Thx to DArcy Norman A big shout out to DArcy Norman for noticing that Sitemeter (yes, I know Im not linking to it.thats on purpose), a web site analytics tool that I also have been using, has recently begun "inserting cookies for an advertising company.