Big Data at Google

Jay Cross

Measurements and analytics rule at Google. All people decisions at Google are based on data and analytics,” according to Kathryn Dekas, a manager in Google’s “people analytics” team. Students in school learn to give specific answers. They memorize and parrot back explicit information. It’s learning ability. It’s the ability to pull together disparate bits of information.”. At Google, self-directed continuous learning is the norm.

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Presentation to UNCTAD's Advisory Group on "Developing skills, knowledge and capacities through innovation: E-Learning, M-Learning, cloud-Learning"

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Learning. In particular, we face issues of, not only literacy, but also, digital literacy, that is, the ability to actually make use of the online learning materials that are made available to you. As well, people are facing issues finding time to learn. As well, there is the idea that, learning is something that needs to be valued. E-Learning You''re probably familiar with traditional e?Learning. Learning. The host is the learning community itself.

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Network Learning: Working Smarter

Harold Jarche

Tweet “In the period ahead of us, more important than advances in computer design will be the advances we can make in our understanding of human information processing – of thinking, problem solving, and decision making…” ~ Herbert Simon, Economics Nobel-prize winner (1968). The World Wide Web is changing how many of us do our work as we become more connected to information and each other. This information overload has a direct impact on workplace learning.

Corporate Learning’s focus

Harold Jarche

Tweet Inspired by Jay Cross, Amanda Fenton asks how her Corporate Learning department could better meet the needs of employees. I think these are excellent questions and the answers form the basis of addressing how to integrate work and learning in the enterprise. Q1) Close to 80% of learning happens informally and 20% formally, yet we spend most of our time and money on the 20%. One final note, don’t try to formalize informal learning.

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.

Rejected: On being disappointed, sorta

George Siemens

A few years later, a colleague that I had worked with in the past informed me of an opportunity at Red River College. Coming into this technical learning environment was a great experience. This was before the days of WebCT and broader use of learning management systems. I then made the jump to University of Manitoba, started my phd (now finished), and continued developing courses and programs, including the certificate in emerging technologies for learning.

Digital Learning Research Network (dLRN)

George Siemens

All aspects of it, including administration, teaching/learning, and research. The process of becoming digital has important implications for how learning occurs and how research happens and how it is shared. I’m happy to announce the formation of the digital Learning Research Network (dLRN), funded by a $1.6m From a broad overview, the goal of the grant is to improve the depth and quality of research in digital learning. Higher education is digitizing.

Site Learnings

Clark Quinn

Which led to an ongoing series of activities that have some learnings both at the technical and learning side. So I thought I’d share my learnings about sites. Now, I’d try to do this once I’d gotten all my sites tied into Google Analytics, including searching the WP file folders, and browsing a number, to no avail. Specifically, even though my site was registering in Google Analytics, it wasn’t validated with the Search Console.

Notes from ELI 2015 Riyadh - Day One

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Research questions: wat do they use, what is their value, informal media, etc? toos, blogs, skype - exotic applications - 2nd life, Twitter - not used much for learning - high acceptance by traditional studnets just a few, eg.

Learning and Development Webinars


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. Building the Plane While Flying It: A Case Study on Rapid Learning Strategy Innovation at Spectrum. Moving from a traditional training strategy to one that embeds learning in the daily workflow is challenging enough.

The future of higher education and other imponderables

George Siemens

Students, in contrast, suddenly had new tools of democratic information access (and distraction) at their fingertips. That simple example gets at the heart of what’s happening in higher education: What people do with information determines the types of institutions required in a particular era. (I Digital content, testing, teaching resources, teaching/learning software, etc. Teaching and learning. Teaching and Learning. More information is available here.

Cognitive Task Analysis

Clark Quinn

While I argue strongly for stepping away more frequently from formally structured learning, not least because we overuse it, there are times when it is crucial. As naysayers of informal learning like to point out, you wouldn’t want your pilot or heart surgeon to have picked up the task by reading a book. This is not a shortcut, it’s deep in terms of the knowledge elicitation techniques, the analytical task, and the representation of results.

Top 50 Posts on Working Smarter for May 2011

Jay Cross

5 Reasons Why Activity Streams Will Save You From Information Overload - Luis Suarez , May 4, 2011. Introducing Share&Learn - Jane Hart , May 12, 2011. Social learning for collaborative work - Harold Jarche , May 18, 2011. Learning 2.0 is Dumb: Use ‘Connected Learning’ Instead - Dan Pontefract , May 23, 2011. The Management of Disruptive Innovations - Irving Wladawsky-Berger , May 9, 2011. Best of Working Smarter Daily.

Educational Research in Learning Technology

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Also, while Kerr is more focused on artificial intelligence in education (AIEd) research, I will address my remarks to learning technology more generally. So I agree that educational research should be much better informed about work outside the field.

Top posts on Working Smarter for April 2014

Jay Cross

Connectivism as Learning Theory. Here is their effort to prove that connectivism is a learning theory. Connectivism has a direct impact on education and teaching as it works as a learning theory. Innovation Hubs in the Global Digital Economy. Vote for the Top 100 Tools for Learning 2014 JANE HART | WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16, 2014. Open Learning Analytics GEORGE SIEMENS | FRIDAY, APRIL 11, 2014. Talking about learning – can you feel it?

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Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ

Tony Karrer

Learning apps. Branon Learning Management System App Stores Bob Little Apps, Not Courses Inge de Waard Augmented reality moves towards augmented learning with easy tools: Wikitude , Layar , ARToolKit. Situated learning (learning within context in a community of practice) grows thanks to augmented mobile reality. Learning Analytics 6. open up exciting opportunities for people to access relevant information where and when they require it.

Jay Cross's Informal Learning - Untitled Article

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Here are the top sites from Informal Learning Flow for September 2009. Scoring with Social Media: 6 Tips for Using Analytics - , September 21, 2009. 9 presentations on 9/9/09 - Workplace Learning Today , September 9, 2009. US Gov Report on Online Learning – a must read - Donald Clark Plan B , September 8, 2009. Corporate learning not preparing workers for the future - Internet Time , September 23, 2009.

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Sales eLearning – 21 Great Resources

Tony Karrer

Of course, it’s such a big topic that I decided to cheat and quickly point the person to eLearning Learning and particular to eLearning Sales , eLearning Sales Metrics , Sales eLearning Case Studies , and Sales Performance Support. In Part 2, I'll list some of the levels within one of the learning types. One of the things I love about instructional design is that it engages me both analytically and creatively. The Business Case for Social Learning. learning.

195 posts about MOOCs

Jay Cross

From Learning Management to Personal Knowledge Management. E-Learning Generations. version française ) In recent years I have been working on two major concepts:first, the connectivist theory of online learning, which views learning as anetwork process; and second, the massive open online course, or MOOC , which isan instantiation of that process. The future belongs to those who take charge of their own learning. we learn. Learning 2.0.

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The 2016 Look at the Future of Online Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

When I wrote The Future of Online Learning in 1998, I took into account three major sets of factors. Contact North's look at the future of online ( Part One , Part Two ) learning captures the first part, I think, but misses completely on the second part. This terminology is a holdover from the days where a privileged class of individuals was able to stop working and take a four year learning vacation - the decisions of instructors and faculty members are irrelevant.

CN1376 AcadMOOC

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

8:14 pm Denise Kreiger When offering a MOOC ''for credit'' (cMOOC or xMOOC),'' how do you offer a comparable quality learning experience for students where their work will be evaluated to see if they''ve met the outcomes = course credit? 8:20 pm Caryn N re: physical learning facilities - that also raises concerns about the "internationalization" of these MOOCs, yes? I just learned yesterday how to make cheese sauce using sodium citrate - but who keeps Spdium Citrate around?

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My Viva

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

One way is to describe it mathematically , through the principles of network interactions and learning theories. This general structure - what I called ''Learning Networks'' and George Siemens called (more successfully) connectivism - calls into question even the concept of ''literature in the field'', because knowledge is not divided between some privileged set of writings, ''literature'', and everything else. How innovative or valuable are they? Either way, I learn.

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 Working smarter embraces the spirit of agile software, action learning, social networks, and parallel developments in many disciplines. 5 Stages of Workplace Learning (Revisited) - Jane Hart , December 6, 2011. Learning 2.0 Are We Wired For Mobile Learning?

Sustainability and MOOCs in Historical Perspective

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

We're going to talk about the factors that led to the development of the Massive Open Online Course and Connectivism and the new phenomena in learning today. Online learning begins in the 1980s, it begins in the 1990s and it's born out of two major things. And like the strands of DNA we will see these things repeated through the history of online learning. The first basis is in distance learning. In the mid-1990s, people began to develop learning management systems.

Beyond Institutions Personal Learning in a Networked World

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

As Peter said this is part 2 of a trilogy of talks, I gave the first one yesterday at University of Greenwich on the topic of "Open learning and open educational resources". The talk is called "Beyond Institutions Personal Learning in a Networked World" and I want to begin with a story that came across the wires recently and I thought was very appropriate for this venue. Not getting the point that learning today is about play and socializing. Learning is not remembering.

[from gminks] Social Learning Measurement : eLearning Technology

Tony Karrer

eLearning Technology Tony Karrers eLearning Blog on e-Learning Trends eLearning 2.0 Ive recently been more interested in measures around social learning. And, I just saw a post Measuring Networked (or Social) Learning that discusses how we could go about measuring social learning. Learning needs - differences between the learning needs or demand between “formal” and “social” learning (are some skills best learnt formally?), To improve learning.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Tell me your latest/greatest books on learning.

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Oh.this does not bode well for Microsoft. » January 23, 2008 Tell me your latest/greatest books on learning. So I was just wondering, there must be other book lovers out there and I hope (especially on this blog) that there are people who are reading books about learning. Comments Mark, Try Freakonomics by Levit and Dubner, for a new look on statistics that are indicators of learning.