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.

Is Design Thinking the “New Liberal Arts”?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Design thinking has become an increasingly popular topic of discussion over the past decade. It was featured in the September, 2015 issue of the Harvard Business Review with several articles on the subject. The application of design thinking beyond products isn’t new.

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Secret Features of Apple's Proposed New Campus - Bob Sutton

Bob Sutton

This is especially true when it comes to selfish behavior; unvarnished self-interest is a learned social norm, not an unwavering feature of human behavior. How to Be a Good Boss in a Bad Economy| Featured HBR Article. Design school project teaches bike safety - The Stanford Daily Online. Tim Brown: Change by Design: How Design Thinking Transforms Organizations and Inspires Innovation. Davenport: Competing on Analytics: The New Science of Winning.

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. The NRC-designed MOOC differs significantly from traditional courses.

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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. Instructional designers are now learning facilitators.

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

Bob Sutton

This is especially true when it comes to selfish behavior; unvarnished self-interest is a learned social norm, not an unwavering feature of human behavior. How to Be a Good Boss in a Bad Economy| Featured HBR Article. Design school project teaches bike safety - The Stanford Daily Online. Tim Brown: Change by Design: How Design Thinking Transforms Organizations and Inspires Innovation. Davenport: Competing on Analytics: The New Science of Winning.

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

Bob Sutton

This is especially true when it comes to selfish behavior; unvarnished self-interest is a learned social norm, not an unwavering feature of human behavior. How to Be a Good Boss in a Bad Economy| Featured HBR Article. Design school project teaches bike safety - The Stanford Daily Online. Tim Brown: Change by Design: How Design Thinking Transforms Organizations and Inspires Innovation. Davenport: Competing on Analytics: The New Science of Winning.

Doonesbury Slaps Donald Trump With The No Asshole Rule - Bob.

Bob Sutton

This is especially true when it comes to selfish behavior; unvarnished self-interest is a learned social norm, not an unwavering feature of human behavior. How to Be a Good Boss in a Bad Economy| Featured HBR Article. Design school project teaches bike safety - The Stanford Daily Online. Tim Brown: Change by Design: How Design Thinking Transforms Organizations and Inspires Innovation. Davenport: Competing on Analytics: The New Science of Winning.

An Interview with Samantha Starmer

Adaptive Path

In a follow-up to last year’s MX presentation The Holistic Customer: Beyond The Website Experience , Samantha Starmer will be speaking to our audience about Designing Cross-Channel Experiences at this year’s MX on March 6th. Christian Palino] Lots of people these days get mixed up in the difference between the design for cross-channel experiences and services. CP] What do you think makes a great customer experience designer?

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). Features of an LCMS. This is an important aspect of the Instructional Designer’s job. Analytics API.

Slow Learning – #change11

Clark Quinn

Taking a broader look, too many of our systems have a limited suite of solutions to choose from, and ignore a number of features that we need. However, it still doesn’t consider, really, engagement, nor does an adequate job of considering when connecting to a person is a more valuable solution than designing content. I’ve been calling it learning experience design , but really it’s more. If you get the design right, there are lots of ways to implement it” ).

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

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

We’re in an inflection point, where we have mainstream adoption, different platform designs, and moving beyond digitizing the traditional classroom. But over time the LMS companies began adding features, sometimes of questionable value. But these are features that are ‘bolted on’.

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The Business Value of Resilience

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Resilient systems are typically characterized by the very features - diversity and redundancy, or slack - that efficiency seeks to destroy.”. Companies underinvest in training and skill development,… what if we designed [jobs] to be productive and valuable?…

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Artificial Intelligence is Ready for Business; Are Businesses Ready for AI?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A successful program requires firms to address many elements of a digital and analytics transformation: identify the business case, set up the right data ecosystem, build or buy appropriate AI tools, and adapt workflow processes, capabilities, and culture.”. AI is now seemingly everywhere.

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How Will AI Likely Impact How We Work, Live and Play?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Public safety and security. “One of the more successful uses of AI analytics is in detecting white collar crime, such as credit card fraud. The auto industry has been adding L1 features to cars for over 40 years, and more advanced L2 features for the past two decades.

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The Rise of the T-Shaped Organization

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A growing number of articles have been extolling the value of T-shaped professionals , that is, individuals who combine deep cognitive, analytical, and/or technical skills in a specific discipline, with broad multidisciplinary, social skills. We have to design things.

Reflections on Linux and Mainframes

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In my opinion, the most important part of the announcement is LinuxONE’s support of the advanced encryption features that have been built into the latest mainframes models, enabling them to support up to 8,000 highly secure Linux systems in one machine. .

The Evolution of the Internet of Very Smart Things

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The centrally managed, highly scalable, attractively priced cloud platforms were now being designed to support a variety of mobile devices, - e.g. smartphones, tablets, e-readers and laptops. Most IoT business models also hinge on the use of analytics to sell user data or targeted advertising.

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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 ).

2 Secrets for Promoting Learning Transfer in LMS-Based Corporate Training

TOPYX LMS

For example, a full-featured learning management system …. While many LMSs offer these features and more, their primary function is to train and teach people. Learning management systems were and are designed with training in mind.

Learning and eLearning Conferences to Attend in 2018

Xyleme

Below are the events that are a must attend for CLOs, instructional designers, learning managers, and anyone looking to drive the future of learning within their organization. Whatever is changing the way work and HR gets done is what is featured.

The New Era of Smart, Connected Products

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In the 1960s and 1970s, IT brought automation to a number of discrete business processes, including transaction processing, financial planning, engineering design, inventory management, payroll and personnel records.

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.

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The Croatian No Asshole Cover: One of the Most Funny - Bob Sutton

Bob Sutton

This is especially true when it comes to selfish behavior; unvarnished self-interest is a learned social norm, not an unwavering feature of human behavior. How to Be a Good Boss in a Bad Economy| Featured HBR Article. Davenport: Competing on Analytics: The New Science of Winning.

Developmental Variations Of Middle Primary And Students

Adaptive Path

Indoors, besides being a writeup with designated info, there will actually be a container in the medial side of each post, providing a fast summation. The introduction is among the chief elements of an analytic essay.

Social Media Is About Engagement With A Purpose and How To Measure It

Beth Kanter

To measure conversion using your analytics programs, it generally requires submitting an online form. ” He uses a simple framework from Stanford professor BJ Fogg called “Trigger, Ability, Motivation” to design how they measure it.

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The Power of Observing and Talking to Real Humans - Bob Sutton

Bob Sutton

This is especially true when it comes to selfish behavior; unvarnished self-interest is a learned social norm, not an unwavering feature of human behavior. How to Be a Good Boss in a Bad Economy| Featured HBR Article. Design school project teaches bike safety - The Stanford Daily Online. Tim Brown: Change by Design: How Design Thinking Transforms Organizations and Inspires Innovation. Davenport: Competing on Analytics: The New Science of Winning.

Should Knowledge Workers have E2.0 Ratings, Part 3

Andy McAfee

Many of the comments I received relate to the eternal debate over optimal incentive design, and whether it’s desirable (or even possible) to measure and reward effort vs. activities vs. outcomes. We’re working with a couple of major customers on using social analytics ( [link] ) provided by our Harvest Report Server product to measure E2.0 Photo of Andrew McAfee Home Blog About RSS Andrew McAfees Blog The Business Impact of IT Tweet Should Knowledge Workers have E2.0

What's Right About Being Wrong: A Sweet Little Essay by Larry.

Bob Sutton

This is especially true when it comes to selfish behavior; unvarnished self-interest is a learned social norm, not an unwavering feature of human behavior. How to Be a Good Boss in a Bad Economy| Featured HBR Article. Design school project teaches bike safety - The Stanford Daily Online. Tim Brown: Change by Design: How Design Thinking Transforms Organizations and Inspires Innovation. Davenport: Competing on Analytics: The New Science of Winning.

Artificial Intelligence is Ready for Business; Are Businesses Ready for AI?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A successful program requires firms to address many elements of a digital and analytics transformation: identify the business case, set up the right data ecosystem, build or buy appropriate AI tools, and adapt workflow processes, capabilities, and culture.”. A common theme throughout the report is that the same players who were leaders in the earlier waves of digitization and analytics are now leading in the AI wave. AI is now seemingly everywhere.

Nonprofits and the Age of Automation: AI, Machine Learning, Bots Link Roundup

Beth Kanter

12 hosted by Data Analysts for Social Good features Peter York, an evaluation expert. What types of ethical principles are introduced through software programming, and how transparent should designers be about their choices?

Stanford Magazine Story on the d.School: David Kelley as Founder.

Bob Sutton

This is especially true when it comes to selfish behavior; unvarnished self-interest is a learned social norm, not an unwavering feature of human behavior. How to Be a Good Boss in a Bad Economy| Featured HBR Article. Design school project teaches bike safety - The Stanford Daily Online. Tim Brown: Change by Design: How Design Thinking Transforms Organizations and Inspires Innovation. Davenport: Competing on Analytics: The New Science of Winning.

Learning and Development Webinars

Xyleme

The below learning and development webinars feature speakers from leading companies like Cisco, Dell, T-Mobile, Caterpillar, and Baker Hughes, and cover a variety of topics, news, and best practices specifically geared toward learning and development. 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. Effective Responsive Design.

Nonprofits: Keep Calm and Mobile Friendly

Beth Kanter

So, that’s why in 2012 I opted to invest in the programming time for responsive design. Here’s what I learned: Don’t Panic, Check Your Google Stats : Ari Sahagun, web designer, suggested know your audience first. Click to Test Your Web Site Now.

Working Smarter: Most popular posts of 2011

Jay Cross

Working smarter draws upon ideas from design thinking, network optimization, brain science, user experience design, learning theory, organizational development, social business, technology, collaboration, web 2.0 Open Learning Analytics: A proposal - George Siemens , December 10, 2011.

Social Business in the Age of the Customer

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

For the past few decades, process reengineering, productivity improvements and cost reductions have been the most prominent features of their company’s culture. In other words, it is no longer enough for graduates to excel in functional, analytical and technical areas. Social Media is one of the hallmarks of our digital age, enabling individuals and communities to create and share user-generated content.

August Informal Learning Hot List

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Featured Sources. The following are the top items from featured sources based on social signals. Big Data and Real-time Structured Data Analytics - OReilly Radar , August 13, 2009. How to Design an iPhone App in 48 Hours - Adaptive Path , August 4, 2009. How to Build a Web Site from Scratch with No Experience [Feature] - Lifehacker , August 13, 2009. Informal Learning takes place in the context of work and life.

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MOOCs for Development - Day 2

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

34% are social learners - contributing to discussions - we can understand the learning design (eg., The Challenge of MOOCs Panel Stephen Downes Please see my presentation and audio here: [link] N.V. Varghese - view from developing countries - largest expansion of the system in this century - did not rely on public resources at all - shows willingness to pay - GER (gross educational?

195 posts about MOOCs

Jay Cross

Designing and running a MOOC (in 9 easy steps) GEORGE SIEMENS | TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2012. X-based learning: sorting out pedagogies and design CLARK QUINN | THURSDAY, APRIL 12, 2012. Stanford Learning Analytics Summer Institute GEORGE SIEMENS | THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2012.

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Future Learning Interview

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

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. The future is in network-wide analytics, using non-structured data, to support dashboard functions for learners themselves. Accordingly: - I would begin to design and deploy an open public education infrastructure. Hiya Peter, Answers to questions follow.

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: The Power of Power Laws

John Hagel

The main feature of the Gaussian distribution. A power law, therefore, has no average that can be assumed to represent the typical features of the distribution and no finite standard deviations upon which to base confidence intervals.

Research and Evidence

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

His part of the world is the dual environments of Athabasca University and the University of Texas at Arlington, and he is attempting to put together major research efforts around MOOCs and learning analytics.

The origins of Cynefin (part 3)

Dave Snowden

My own background was in decision support systems; I designed and built such systems for the Guinness Group, Mersk Shopping, Tootal Group and the Vesty family during my programming/design days in Datasolve using FCS-EPS which was a programming language ahead of its time; sentimental moment there.