Managing Multiple Learning Managment Systems - The High Cost of Choice


They contain media assets like images and video that can add up to gigabytes of data. High maintenance costs: Standish goes on to report that annual maintenance cost can run as high as 40% of total project cost with high risk of overrun due to lack of experience and best practice approach. To learn more, take a look at this short video put together by Jeff Katzman, Xyleme’s Chief Learning Officer.

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Digital Analytics Basics: Free Online Academy from Google

Beth Kanter

For many nonprofits, Google Analytics is the tool of choice for measuring traffic, reach, engagement, and action primarily because it is free. While it is somewhat easy to use, some of the more valuable features may require a little tutoring to understand and use. That training was either expensive or a hodge podge of low cost webinars and free video tutorials available on the web. The instructor is Google Analytics Evangelist Andrew Cutroni.


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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.

Free Sales Tools Reps Can’t Live Without


Easily create and share 1-to-1 videos. LeadBI (15-day free trial): Uncover lead analytics and create automatic, responsive emails and text messages. Vidyard (free version): Record outreach videos straight from your laptop and embed them in emails to prospects.

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Mobile Learning: Making Content Available Anytime, Anywhere


Jan sits down at her desktop computer and watches a video on a newly installed project management software her company implemented. Whether through a video, Instagram or Facebook feed, email, or course topic, all content needs to be micro to be mobile ready.

Mobile Learning: Anytime, Anywhere


She decides to watch a short video on a newly installed project management software her company implemented. Whether through a video, Instagram or Facebook feed, email, or content topic, all content needs to be micro to be mobile ready. 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.

Innovation in open online courses

George Siemens

In a few weeks, our edX course Data, Analytics, and Learning (#DALMOOC ) will start. Videos, simulations, and graphics now contribute to formal MOOCs often costing several hundred thousand dollars to develop. Adapting a course on learning analytics is more challenging as the problems are much less well-formed.

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Decision Making in Our Increasingly Complex Organizations

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Goldfarb explained that the best way to assess the impact of a new radical technology is to look at how the technology reduces the cost of a widely used function. For example, computers are essentially powerful calculators whose cost of digital operations has been dramatically going down over the past several decades thanks to Moore’s Law. Viewed through this lens, our AI revolution can be viewed as reducing the cost of predictions.

Open Learning, Open Networks - Online Learning in 2020

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

So oh yes in the slides audio video recording all of that all the recording information will be online on my website, So everything from calendar to teams to screen and video recording etc. The next major subject is ethics analytics and duty of care.

The future of higher education and other imponderables

George Siemens

Do you realize that the cost of higher education has risen as fast as the cost of health care? A greater portion of the cost of education is being pushed to students. UK is in the middle of a large and dramatic shift of education costs from the state to the student. virtually every region of the world, given increasing enrolments, rising costs and the ongoing. The cost input of an open university model required content, printing, teaching, and assessment.

This kids, is why hallucinogenics and the internet don’t mix

George Siemens

This is what I imagine the experience would be like if one dropped hallucinogenics and browsed the web – a feeling of incredulity and weird confusion that can only come from time and reality being featured in a will it blend video. This would then result in a rush of new low cost hosts. What about Bb Analytics? Learning analytics are currently a buzz-wordy concept.

The 6 capabilities that drive future business value from Staggeringly Enormous Data

Trends in the Living Networks

To see the video click on the image below. There does need to be a simple analysis of the potential value versus cost of gathering new categories of data, however as storage costs slide more data domains become viable. Data analytics. As such data analytics capabilities must be linked to identifying where business value can or might be created. The link between data analytics and executive focus comes largely from effective communication.

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

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Assessment on-demand – “I’m ready to be assessed now” – some AI-enabled o Stackable assessment, marked automatically, captured on blockchain o Competency-bases assessment (that use video) o Eg. Shaping (As Opposed to Stumbling Into It!) – The Future of Online Learning and Training Stephen Murgatroyd, PhD, Chief Innovation Officer Contact North | Contact Nord These are summary notes of the talk, taken by me, “I’m here because I’m old….

Notes from ELI 2015 Riyadh - Day One

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

you have to show you are good) - Pearson - has taken a strong effort to measure our products and our services (video clip from Pearson CEO) (but no, this isn''t an advertisement for Pearson, he assures us) - "return on investment in human capital" - measuring the tasks = measuring efficacy - Challenges in the Gulf region - infrastructure - are all schools and all users connected?

Design Elements in a Personal Learning Environment

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

It is an issue that costs Canadian industry billions of dollars a year while thousands of Canadians remain unemployed. The program draws on NRC''s research in other fields, such as machine learning and analytics. It is worth noting that while LMSs and xMOOCs tout learning analytics, only a distributed personal learning network application can apply analytics using a person''s complete learning and development profile, and not only the specific LMS or cMOOC.

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#OEB14 - Does Data Corrupt Education

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

That''s point 1 - analytics as a cognitive extension: like the plough, we use tech to become more productive - if we were still planting by hand we could support 7 billion people - in 1550 there was already an overabundance of ideas, so we created classification systems, encyclopedias, etc - we have always used methods to make data more manageable - that''s what we are doing with data - through the effective use of data we can manage what was unmanageable.

The Leader's Guide to Radical Management: HBR on How to Fix.

Steve Denning

Umair Haque, the author of the wonderful new book, The New Capitalist Manifesto , offers a positive interpretation of the article on Twitter and notes Porter's 10 minute video on the HBR website: "Delighted to see Michael Porter's new themes, rethinking capitalism + creating real value, strikingly echo my new book. The argument of the article and the video The video is entitled "Rethinking Capitalism" (rather than "How to Fix Capitalism").

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The Internet, Blockchain, and the Evolution of Foundational Innovations

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A disruptive innovation is one that successfully challenges a traditional product or business model with a lower cost solution, typically developed by a small company with few resources. This first step should be simple, as it’s essentially a way of testing the new technology with an easy-to-implement low-novelty, low-coordination application, - hoping that it will lead to a less costly, simpler solution. Similarly, blockchain could dramatically reduce the cost of transactions.

Notes from: MOOCs for Development

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

video not currently practical - exploring solar power, fibre-optics, etc - e-learning is a viable and profitable business in Africa, which is evidence it works - 75% of AVU''s activity devoted to capacity-building - OERs - the fact that the resources are open makes a big difference - but how to capitalize on this? Welcoming Intro Ezekiel Emmanue l - MOOCs ''democratizing'' education? (vs?

Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ

Tony Karrer

Video galore. Learning Analytics 6. The availability of cost-effective resources to facilitate wide collaboration (including open source software that enables wikis, discussion groups, chat and even web conferencing) presents the chance for organizations to reconsider the effectiveness of the performance support being offered to their people. Analytics will be the buzzphrase of the year. It's also amazing how simple it is to capture video.

Reality mining, pervasive data capture, and how Big Data can create value

Trends in the Living Networks

In this explosion of data… the key thing is to add structure to it by tagging at the source as the cost of doing it after vastly more.”. Dawson said video was a good example of this, where not only the speakers in the video, but the themes and even emotions of the speakers could be tagged and used later in reality mining exercises. Tagging data at source is critical, as this is by far the lowest cost way to add metadata.

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Beyond Free ? Open Learning in a Networked World

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

That might be a solution to the problem, one solution, but the problem is cost and access. It''s not addressing issues of cost or addressing issues of access, is it? Check these off if you just heard them: extended reach and access (to markets), build and maintain brand, reduce cost, that is the cost to the institution, and raise revenue for the institution, improve educational outcomes, I could talk a lot about that, and, of course, research and innovation in teaching and learning.

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

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I note that UNESCO’s definition of OER explicitly endorses no-cost OER. A variety of other definitions are available here: [link] The UNESCO definition is somewhat unique in that it required “no-cost” access.

How to Help Students Succeed by Taking Ownership of Their Learning Online Through Personal Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I I watch a lot of pilot videos believe it or not and and I think most people would find them boring but yeah, you're watching the pilot go through the motions from in the plane to taxing takeoff flight landing and all the exchanges and I find that really interesting.

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The Management of Disruptive Innovations

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

But initiatlly, their costs were too high, so they were only used in consumer products that required relatively small panels, such as laptop computers. Digital audio and video is a somewhat more complicated story. Similarly, DVDs where a big hit when they first came out, and started to replace analog video tapes in the 1990s. Their much higher quality made analog video products obsolete over the next ten years.

Connective Knowledge and Open Resources

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

They may be papers, lessons, diagrams and images, videos, or anything else. Finally, when I employ the term ‘free use, adaption, and distribution’, my sense of the word ‘free’ includes the sense of ‘without cost’. Costs can run into the tens of thousands of dollars. So in any given week of the MOOC, participants will be able to read text and watch videos that were either found on the internet, or to read text and watch video that was created by participants in the course.

Reflections on Storytelling

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Transmedia storytelling is a relatively new concept originally developed in the entertainment industry to tell a common story across multiple media platforms by moving characters and storylines across books, films, video games, comic books, TV series, and so on. Storytelling has played a central role in human communications since times immemorial. Storytelling predates writing.

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Future Learning Interview

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Could these tools, combined with the increasing cost of higher education, lead people to follow an alternative model of higher education that does not require attending a four-year college or university? I think learning analytics, as currently conceived, are overrated. There may be some predictive value to these, but I think analytics needs to look at wider and more varied data, and especially, data outside the LMS. Then football players also spend time reviewing videos.

Education Technology Strategies - Day One

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Research - 2012-2014 - already indicators - web-based email increasing vs in-house email (38% - 56%) - cloud-based productivity software increasing 27-46% SWOT (Helpful / Harmful, Internal / External) S - removed fixed cost of laptops and servicing, gave parents a choice to purchase better device W - how to help teachers deal with these disruptive devices (eg.

The (Uneven) Digitization of the US Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

U sage has been steadily going up in digital applications like e-commerce, social media, digital payments, video streaming, e-filed tax returns and online freelance workers. Capital efficiency: IoT can significantly improve the utilization of capital assets, leveraging preventive maintenance to reduce equipment downtime and operational costs. Digital technologies are all around us, - increasingly ubiquitous and commoditized.

[berkman] Zeynep Tufecki on the boom-and-bust cycle of social-media-fueled protests (with live reporting)

David Weinberger

She says that on the positive side of the role of social media on politics, we see lower coordination costs, the ability to shape the narrative, and an ability to overcome internal prejudice. For her the lower costs cause the boom-bust cycle in social media-fueled activism. Even if the protest itself were a festival, the costs would be real: Five people died, thousands were injured by tear gas cannisters which can be lethal.

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The 2016 Look at the Future of Online Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Predictive analytics will grow in significance in terms of student retention and learner support. I did a double take when I read this, since I thought we were done with analytics, but the author assumed (I guess) that we need a whole second class of analytics, this time to predict what students will do. Where analytics will be really useful in learning is in the as-yet largely unremarked environment of personal knowledge networks and feedback mechanisms.

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

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

high cost; or campus access in central lab - open couyrses, MOOCs, highly distributed hardware - LabVIEW crosses these two envirnments Centralized lab: eg., 3 main forms of recording - screen grabbing - VCR recording - object-based recording Screen-grabbing - take snapshots of presentation screen, synch with audio, present as video - eg.

Reflections on the Evolving Role of the CIO

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Today’s CIO, for example, has to deal with an IT infrastructure that not only includes the classic enterprise systems and networks, but also digital consumer technologies of all sorts, sensors used in all kinds of smart solutions, digital voice and video communications and on and on and on. A lot of strategies fail because they are not well aligned with operations and thus take too long and are too costly to support.

Wise and interesting words

Harold Jarche

Yesterday afternoon I caught up with Jon Miller and Maria Pergolino to get an inside view of their new Revenue Cycle Analytics (RCA) as well as what's coming up. What I really like about Marketo Revenue Cycle Analytics is that you don't have to be. Learn more about Marketo Revenue Cycle Analytics. Watch this 20 minute video demo on RCA.

Applying Avinash Kaushik’s Best Social Metrics Framework for the New Facebook Insights Data

Beth Kanter

What social media analytics should we pay attention to? And the nuts and bolts questions like, “Given all the Facebook changes , what do I need to understand about the new Facebook metrics and the Insights analytics program?” 4) Economic Value: Avinash defines this as: Economic Value = Sum of Short and Long Term Revenue and Cost Savings. He also points to a Twitter analytics tool called “ Crowdbooster ” Facebook Insights: Overview of Changes.

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: The Power of Power Laws

John Hagel

The large hierarchies that managers work in, and the procedures that they impose on their organizational members – the division of labor, single-point accountability, cost accounting, etc. – McKelvey and Andriani suggest that Gaussian distributions can morph into Paretian distributions under two conditions – when tension increases and when the cost of connections decreases. The problem is that most of our analytical tools are designed to understand Gaussian worlds.

195 posts about MOOCs

Jay Cross

Acquiring new knowledge and skills – e.g. in webinars, online workshops, MOOCs , and through videos and screencasts, etc. “If Stanford Learning Analytics Summer Institute GEORGE SIEMENS | THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2012. Open Course: Learning Analytics and Knowledge GEORGE SIEMENS | MONDAY, JANUARY 21, 2013. think they’ll probably need it in a few years, when MOOCs turn into MOCs, though at something less than the current cost of tuition.” Page 1 of 2.

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Micah Sifry: Why the Net’s effect on politics has disappointed us

David Weinberger

My book focuses on two areas: (1) the changes in the political campaigning space in how they use tech, data analytics and their supporters, and how the role of the citizen in influencing the process has shrunk rather than increased. (2) 2) How advocacy orgs have also adapted to mass connectivity and mass participation, largely by using Big Data, analytics, A/B testing, etc.,

Social (hiccup) CRM tools

Martijn Linssen

It cost me over a full day of research, downloading and trying software, viewing demos, chatting to people, asking around. The Lithium platform offers a number of connections to the social web (Facebook, Twitter), CRM systems, web analytics, and more. Heres a screenshot The demos at Jive are sexy, impressive and video you can just read without sound (love that) - although theres no control about. Business or Pleasure? -

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On Saving the American Health System: Dr. Donald Berwick's.

Bob Sutton Video Network: Weed Out the Bad Seed. Financial Times: The Cost of Hidden Bias at Work. Davenport: Competing on Analytics: The New Science of Winning.   The thing I would especially emphasize is that Berwick is not and has never been about ideology, he is about effectiveness and cost-cutting is central to everything he does and advocates.  To reduce costs, by reducing waste, at scale, everywhere, now. Video and Audio. Bob Sutton.

[2b2k][eim]Digital curation

David Weinberger

The same concerns apply to business decisions based on data analytics. It says that there’s no digital solution that meets film’s requirement to be archived for 100 years at a low cost. It costs $400/yr to archive a film master vs $11,000 to archive a digital master (as of 2006) because of labor costs. [ YouTube: 72 hours of video uploaded every minute.

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CN1376 AcadMOOC

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

8:22 pm Javier Benítez Do you foresee learning analytics becoming more robust in assessing the learners in courses online? cMOOCs, once people realize how they''re built, will become mainstream, because they make use of existing content. (= no cost) 8:22 pm Stephen Downes @Rob I haven''t pursued badges with any sort of vigour 8:23 pm Mohamed Khadim What''s the difference between MOOC and the flipped classroom.? 7:54 pm Stephen Downes T -5 minutes 7:55 pm Mary Zedeck Hi Stephen!

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