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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).

New MOOC: Data, Analytics, & Learning

George Siemens

I’ve run a range of open courses on a fairly broad range of platforms: D2L, Moodle, Instructure, a mess of social media tools, and (most frequently) with Stephen Downes’ gRSShopper. 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.

Innovation in open online courses

George Siemens

In a few weeks, our edX course Data, Analytics, and Learning (#DALMOOC https://www.edx.org/course/utarlingtonx/utarlingtonx-link5-10x-data-analytics-2186 ) will start. We (Carolyn Rose, Dragan Gasevic, Ryan Baker, and I) have spent the last several months thinking through the course structure and format. This is a short overview of the innovations that we want to explore during the course. DALMOOC has been designed to model a distributed information structure.

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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.

Creating the Connectivist Course

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

So the form was not something we designed and implemented, at least, not explicitly so. One was the beginning of open online courses. We had both seen them in operation in the past, and had most recently been influenced by Alec Couros’s online graduate course and David Wiley’s wiki-based course. What made these courses important was that they invoked the idea of including outsiders into university courses in some way. Why not learn content?

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Czech Course Followup Questions

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I was asked the following questions after my presentation to CZ Course RVP_VT21 yesterday: (Elements of Coop.) Rather, the learner selects the content sources, and makes the decisions about what to read or not to read. Filtering systems, content recommendation systems, analytics and other tools will make the task of recognition easier. It's exactly the same process as selecting useful content instead of advertising.

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Designing E-Learning 3.0 in gRSShopper - 3

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

[ Part 1 - Part 2 - Part 3 - ] I have the basic structure of the course in place and now I want to fill it out with some content. The course starts in a couple of days and it's important to ensure people have something to see and work with. Now for the contents.

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Design Elements in a Personal Learning Environment

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

In this paper I would like to address the core design elements in the development of a personal learning architecture being developed in the National Research Council''s Learning and Performance Support Systems program. The program draws on NRC''s research in other fields, such as machine learning and analytics. This is an area that includes content management systems, talent management systems, and the LMS.

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Teaching in the Digital Age: Guidelines for Designing Teaching and Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

is a bad one), online course, personal experience, online personal learning environments, etc. military training, online course, nature as a learning environment. You need good course design, empathy, competence (which is where professors excel), and the imagination to create context.

When the Learner is the Teacher, Do We Need Instructional Designers?

Xyleme

It’s a new world out there for the Instructional Designer. When designing for mLearning, we need to put ourselves in the shoes of the user who is walking around with a very powerful tablet and/or smart phone. The camera, voice recorder, and collaboration features of the devices drive user-generated content that enable every user to be both teacher and student, and the device the collaboration space. Another thing to consider is how to engender user-generated content.

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

Charles Jennings

The ‘learning’ referred to here is what we know as formal structured learning activities - classes, courses, programmes, and eLearning. When we look at the structured learning taking place in organisations we find that the vast majority is content-rich and interaction-poor.

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?) The designation of 'commercial' must refer to a type of activity.

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. An LMS will deliver learning, tracking course access, completions and test scores.

Do you want to DO design thinking? Start with the d.School's.

Bob Sutton

Design school project teaches bike safety - The Stanford Daily Online. Tim Brown: Change by Design: How Design Thinking Transforms Organizations and Inspires Innovation. Tina Seelig: What I Wish I Knew When I Was 20: A Crash Course on Making Your Place in the World. Davenport: Competing on Analytics: The New Science of Winning. Bill Moggridge: Designing Interactions. Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Do you want to DO design thinking?

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. In most cases project managers will supervise writers, coders, designers from our global talent pool. Of course diverse talent is very welcome. Editors will help design and run sites, and apply their sophisticated understanding of social media. -

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

I have removed the original copyright designation and it is now available as a creative commons, non-profit, share alike resource. I ask, not having looked at the resources, but because I hope that Sarah will pick them up and use them in Wikiversity (with full attribution of course).

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My Old Online Facilitation Workshop Materials | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

I have removed the original copyright designation and it is now available as a creative commons, non-profit, share alike resource. I ask, not having looked at the resources, but because I hope that Sarah will pick them up and use them in Wikiversity (with full attribution of course).

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.

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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.

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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. This can be anything from podcasts to taking a full eLearning course. No longer is content consumed on one device and in one location.

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. In the simplest terms, this is a software package that manages course delivery and administration.

My Old Online Facilitation Workshop Materials | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

I have removed the original copyright designation and it is now available as a creative commons, non-profit, share alike resource. I ask, not having looked at the resources, but because I hope that Sarah will pick them up and use them in Wikiversity (with full attribution of course).

My Old Online Facilitation Workshop Materials | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

I have removed the original copyright designation and it is now available as a creative commons, non-profit, share alike resource. I ask, not having looked at the resources, but because I hope that Sarah will pick them up and use them in Wikiversity (with full attribution of course).

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What I’ve learned in my first week of a dual-layer MOOC (DALMOOC)

George Siemens

This last week we launched our open course on Data, Analytics, and Learning on edX. The course is structured in a dual layer model, an approach that Matt Crosslin has nicely articulated. The largest group of learners in a course that i have run is ~5,000.

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Learning as Artifact Creation

George Siemens

This article and work with Stephen Downes formed subsequent development of MOOCs and learning analytics. Details regarding cognitive processes, teacher actions, learner mindsets, design models, and social interaction remain rudimentary. One student creates an image to detail the architecture of the course. Content creation was still largely the domain of experts or people in positions of control. It’s a new course. It’s a new course.

What’s next for educational software?

George Siemens

Albums, books, and courses, for example, have a hard time existing as coherent wholes in a network. When individuals have access to tools for creating, improving, evaluating, and sharing content, centralized structures fail. This has been a core argument that Stephen and I have been making since our first open online course, CCK08. Early on in CCK08, we discovered that central discussion forums and learning content were augmented, even replaced, by distributed interactions.

What is the Value of OLDaily?

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

There's learning analytics and open pedagogy and experience design, etc., User Experience (UX) design ( Laws of UX ) Data and analytics ( Fragmentary Thoughts on Data (and 'Analytics'?) OK, before you panic, I'm not thinking of quitting OLDaily.

A Rough But Intriguing Metric for School Assessing a School.

Bob Sutton

Design school project teaches bike safety - The Stanford Daily Online. Tim Brown: Change by Design: How Design Thinking Transforms Organizations and Inspires Innovation. Tina Seelig: What I Wish I Knew When I Was 20: A Crash Course on Making Your Place in the World. Davenport: Competing on Analytics: The New Science of Winning. Bill Moggridge: Designing Interactions. Bob Sutton. About Subscribe to this blogs feed Email Me Follow Me @ work_matters.

Challenge the Status Quo

Xyleme

This gives designers, trainers, and managers a clear view of what types of problems the organization will solve, how they will solve them, what tools they need, and which approaches the organization will take. A learning content management system should provide volumes of data.

Slow Learning – #change11

Clark Quinn

This is a longer post launching my week in the #change11 MOOC (Massively Open Online Course). . Online courses that are clicky-clicky bling-bling ? The ADDIE process assumes a course, and still doesn’t have any real support for the emotional engagement aspect. A step above is the HPT approach, which does look at the learning need and checks to see whether the solution might be a course, a job aid, realigning incentives, or some other things.

The Best of Times, The Worst of Times: opportunities and challenges for the L&D profession

Charles Jennings

Always-On and Hyper-Connected Of course there are many L&D departments that are responding well to the dramatic changes that are occurring in the way that work is accomplished and all the changing expectations that come with that.

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Learning Trends 2014

Xyleme

I also noticed that there is a lot of "buzz" around responsive design. Or, they are "toolkits" for loading your own content into JavaScript templates. Responsive design means a new way of thinking about your development process and new skills that are needed.

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Guy Kawasaki's Enchantment: A Beautiful Business Book Cover.

Bob Sutton

Design school project teaches bike safety - The Stanford Daily Online. Tim Brown: Change by Design: How Design Thinking Transforms Organizations and Inspires Innovation. Tina Seelig: What I Wish I Knew When I Was 20: A Crash Course on Making Your Place in the World. Davenport: Competing on Analytics: The New Science of Winning. Bill Moggridge: Designing Interactions. Do you want to DO design thinking? Bob Sutton.

What’s the next buzzword?

Clark Quinn

And, of course, we need to dig into the real affordances , not just the hype (PowerPoint in Second Life, anyone?). Also Analytics (I think Big Data is already in the last paragraph’s category). And of course, AR and VR are very much now. C’mon, folks, lets get together and work on taking your design approaches and tuning them up! Of course, I could wish we’re talking IA instead of AI, too. Content Systems.

Nothing Has Changed. Everything Has Changed.

Charles Jennings

The simple conclusion CEB draws from this study is that ‘ current course and speed won’t get us there’. This was little like the uptake of online courses and eLearning. However, we were still using the same mindset and thinking of solutions as being ‘courses and programmes’.

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The Importance of Personalized Learning – Part 1 of 3 – K12

Xyleme

Personalization, and the technologies that support it, are innovations that threaten to upend the entrenched interests in learning content and technology. Each learner is guided to mastery of a subject in his or her own way with a different blend of content, activities, and tools.

The future of higher education and other imponderables

George Siemens

We will be running an open online course from Oct 8-Nov 16 , 2012, addressing some of the concepts in this post. This change resulted in teachers doing what they always did – presenting content, now with PowerPoint instead of overhead slides. Content and Curriculum.

Rejected: On being disappointed, sorta

George Siemens

I experimented with various blended and online courses (I remember, in early 2000, running a course in Groove – a P2P system since purchased by Microsoft – because I didn’t like the limited functionality of the web-based instructional systems we had access to at that time) and different types of media, video, and simulations. I find conference presentations, blogging, open courses, and interactions online much more satisfying.

gRSShopper in a Box

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

It includes some elements you might expect to find in a learning technologies landscape - learning analytics, competencies and skills, etc., To harvest the course data I'm actually using an NRC-built tool in development called BeeYard.

Personal Learning MOOC

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Instructor: Stephen Downes This course explores the topic of learning in three ways: first, through an examination of research and development issues related to the topic; second, through interaction with a personal learning environment (specifically: LPSS) to take the course; and third, through activities supporting the development of a personal learning environment at a conceptual level. Participants may also be subscribed to a daily newsletter for the duration of the course.

2015 Reflections

Clark Quinn

Learning design is rocket science : (or should be). It’s demonstrably true that tarted up information presentation and knowledge test isn’t going to lead to meaningful behavior change, but we still are thrusting people into positions without background and giving them tools that are oriented at content presentation. While we still hear the drum beating to put courses on a phone, we’re also seeing that call being ignored.

Learning and Development Webinars

Xyleme

Eric Span, lead content developer at Benefitfocus shows the before and after of their learning ecosystem and how Xyleme helped them optimize their learning content design and delivery. 3 Ways to Faster and Better Learning Content. How Cisco Delivers Amazing Experiences Through Effective Content. And both have selected Xyleme as their technology partner to help transform learning through effective content. Content in the Age of Continuous Learning.