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Learning Analytics Courses

George Siemens

After about a year of planning, we can finally announce the following courses on edX focusing on learning analytics. The intent of these courses is to eventually lead into a MicroMasters and then advance placement in an in-development Masters of Science in Learning Analytics at UTA. Each course runs about three weeks and we’ve tried to settle on prominent analytics tools for educational data so the experience is one where skills can immediately be applied.

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).

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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Researching open online courses

George Siemens

In fall, we (TEKRI, NRC, UPEI and possibly a few other organizations) are hosting an open online course. The course will run for about 35 weeks and credit options will be available for students in the Athabasca University MDE program and with Georgia Tech. It’s fairly easy to take online courses or interact with your favorite academic these days. Since 2007, numerous people have offered some version of open online courses.

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Is Design Thinking the “New Liberal Arts”?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Design thinking has become an increasingly popular topic of discussion over the past decade. Design is no longer just for physical objects, e.g. cars, bridges, shoes, jewelry, smartphones. The application of design thinking beyond products isn’t new.

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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.

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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.) Look at this post: [link] Notice that though there are no curricular outcomes, the instructor is able to lead students towards the things he thinks are valuable by modelling the process. It's exactly the same process as recognizing your child's face out of a sea of faces. It's exactly the same process as selecting useful content instead of advertising.

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Pedagogical Principles of Design for Active, Reflective and Self-Regulated Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Session summaries from the World Conference on Online Learning , Toronto Maureen Andrade - Self-Regulated Learning, Course Design, and Pedagogy: A Model for Learner Success Practical ideas to help students succeed in an online course. These can be applied in other contexts, including in your own courses. But this may be an even more isolating process. We ask them to look for these sources, but we guide that process, eg.,

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

Bob Sutton

WSJ CareerJournal | Though Now Routine, Bosses Still Stumble During the Layoff Process. 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.

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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The Better By Design Summit: Cool Things I Heard in New Zealand.

Bob Sutton

WSJ CareerJournal | Though Now Routine, Bosses Still Stumble During the Layoff Process. 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.

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).

Is It Sometimes Rational to Select Leaders Randomly? A Cool Old.

Bob Sutton

WSJ CareerJournal | Though Now Routine, Bosses Still Stumble During the Layoff Process. 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.

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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Personalization for Knowledge Workers

Xyleme

When content is broken into discrete learning objects – rather than buried in large courses – I believe users will willingly access specific lessons, assessments, topics, procedures, and videos – as they are needed.

Adopting The No Asshole Rule: Don't Bother If The Words Are.

Bob Sutton

WSJ CareerJournal | Though Now Routine, Bosses Still Stumble During the Layoff Process. 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.

Cognitive Task Analysis

Clark Quinn

This is not a shortcut, it’s deep in terms of the knowledge elicitation techniques, the analytical task, and the representation of results. Because experts compile away their knowledge to the point that they no longer have access to it, it is hard to get at this knowledge, and it takes a rigorous process. While useful for system design, CTA is also valuable for designing performance support, and training. design mobile strategy

LMS vs. LCMS

Xyleme

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

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 ? It talks about modeling, scaffolding and release, naturally incorporating social and meaningful activity into the learning process. The ADDIE process assumes a course, and still doesn’t have any real support for the emotional engagement aspect. If you get the design right, there are lots of ways to implement it” ).

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. This has been a core argument that Stephen and I have been making since our first open online course, CCK08. Instead of creating central spaces of learning, our focus (and reflected in Stephen’s grsshopper software) in subsequent courses turned to encouraging students to own their own learning spaces. If you are interested in joining the course, please register here.

LMS vs. LCMS

Xyleme

A Learning Management System (LMS) is a software application that allows a company, school, or organization to administer, document, track, and report on the delivery of educational courses and training programs. Usage reports on courses and learning objects. Analytics and xAPI. •. ?.

Nothing Has Changed. Everything Has Changed.

Charles Jennings

It’s about the output rather than process. 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. A Revolution or a Slow Demise?

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Learning as Artifact Creation

George Siemens

Education is an idea/information-based process. 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. It’s a new course. It’s a new course. What is a well-designed artifact?

The Business Value of Resilience

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The Industrial Revolution was “as much about process innovations that reduced waste and increased productivity as it was about the application of new technologies,” wrote Roger Martin in a recent Harvard Business Review (HBR) article, - The High Price of Efficiency. Of course we do.

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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. Learners must go through a cumbersome process of logging in, registering for the course, launching the course, then navigating through it to find the bit they are interested in.

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

Charles Jennings

L&D departments have been accused of being followers rather than leaders; many have been accused of responding too slowly to make a difference; and of being focused on getting the process right at the expense of ensuring impact and value-add.

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Can AI Help Translate Technological Advances into Strategic Advantage?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A recent Harvard Business Review article, - Designing the Machines that Will Design Strategy , - takes these questions a few steps further. The authors concluded that innovation involves two fundamental processes: analysis and interpretation.

The Future of Learning Management Systems: Development, Innovation and Change

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Course completion rates are a problem, also student authentication. In Canada, similar, 12-16% of post-secondary students taking an online course for credit. Software that provides instant feedback could be effective in improving course performance.

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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.

Determinism, Best Practice, and the ‘Training Solution’

Charles Jennings

The ‘Best Practice’ Conundrum However, it seems that the majority of training and development approaches and processes are based on deterministic models. “ Others following an identical process will achieve identical results.

The top 10 opportunity costs for single source content strategy

Xyleme

eLearning Courses? Invariably, this process becomes extremely complicated if we consider and quantify all variables, especially those related to learning content management and the impact on the people they were meant to serve.

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2015 Reflections

Clark Quinn

Learning design is rocket science : (or should be). While we still hear the drum beating to put courses on a phone, we’re also seeing that call being ignored. There’s still a ways to go, but here’s to a continuing awareness of good mobile design. There’s still ways to go in really understanding the critical design elements, but the tools are getting better and making them more accessible in at least some formats.

Ritual and the Service Experience

Adaptive Path

Most organizations lean heavily on analytical methods to define rigid processes and procedures that are designed to reduce waste and increase predictability in service delivery. human) than process engineers would prefer.

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Strata Conference Wrap Up: Big Data, Big Opportunities

George Siemens

I’ve had a bit of trouble carving out time to write concluding thoughts about the event (time deficiency is mainly due to last minutes activities related to our Learning and Knowledge Analytics Conference ). Blackboard Analytics : “Transforming data into actionable information.

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Learning Trends 2014

Xyleme

I also noticed that there is a lot of "buzz" around responsive design. Responsive design means a new way of thinking about your development process and new skills that are needed. Learning content development no longer means just linear desktop courses and/or classroom options.

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Social Media Planning and Evaluation for NGOs | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

This topic is designed to give you some tools and ideas for including social media appropriately in your overall organizational strategic plan and to measure its effectiveness. Track how many times a blog post has been viewed (using your blog software or a tool like Google Analytics ).

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. In 2008, together with Stephen Downes, I offered an open online course on Connectivism and Connective Knowledge (CCK08). CCK08 was a fully online course.

Data-Driven Decision Making: Promises and Limits

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Decision making , - how individuals, groups and organizations go about selecting a course of action among several alternative scenarios, - has long been a subject of study. When can we embed decisions into well understood, automated processes?

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#AI4Good: Augmenting Human Interaction

Beth Kanter

We reconnected, of course, through a recent blog comment. She pointed an example of using natural language processing algorithms to analyze research papers over the past ten years in a particular scientific field to determine what connections might have been missed.

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. Prior to system roll-out you’re required to attend a 2-hour instructor-led briefing/course along with all your colleagues. The course is content-rich.