MWL Newsletter No 87

Jane Hart

Articles and news about Modern Workplace Learning (MWL) for the week 14-20 October 2018 (Forget banning phones in meetings, why most data analytics projects are misleading, the need for a new model of workplace learning and more).

Analytics Training Isn’t Enough, Skill, re-skill and re-skill again, Hone Your Data B t Detector, and more

Jane Hart

MWL Newsletter No 25: News and articles about Modern Workplace Learning (MWL) selected by Jane Hart for the week 30 July – 5 August 2017. Social learning

Skills 130

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.

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., It is the tool I use to run my website and newsletter. and distributes the newsletter, RSS feeds and podcasts.

Measuring MOOC Media

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

newsletter [link] (filtered to remove duplicate listings). Here''s the information I sent Steve Kolowich for his Chronicle article on the (possible?)

News 194

Ideas, Experts and Data

Harold Jarche

Our default faced with the overload is to actually what I call narrow-cast — to kind of hunker down and focus in on fewer sources than ever — you know, the analyst who we always got our information from, the newsletter that we always read.

Data 237

Blackboard’s identity crisis, Desire2Learn’s optimism, and Instructure’s coolness

George Siemens

And the LMS is not being commoditized – it’s being integrated with new value adds including curriculum, eportfolios, analytics, learner relationship management, advising, mobile, etc. He used to do a monthly newsletter, but that appears to have been discontinued. Last week, I visited D2L’s main offices in Kitchener as part of a possible research project in analytics.

Designing E-Learning 3.0 in gRSShopper - 3

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The background reading I did for this course looked not only at new e-learning trends but also advances in artificial intelligence and analytics, cloud hosting systems and server virtualization, as well as blockchain and related distributed ledger technologies.

Module 151

The Linearity of Stephen Downes. Or a tale of two Stephens

George Siemens

Where we have large amounts of data, learning analytics can provide insight, but often require greater contextual and qualitative data. Stephen Downes responds to my previous post : “I said, “the absence of a background in the field is glaring and obvious.” ” In this I refer not only to specific arguments advanced in the study, which to me seem empty and obvious, but also the focus and methodology, which seem to me to be hopelessly naïve.”.

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

Steve Denning

The next step, he says, is to develop the analytic models, value chains and the toolkits, which his company be happy to provide (presumably for a fee) to companies so that they can implement his ideas.

How To 217

Measuring the Impact of Your Nonprofit Program

Beth Kanter

newsletters, social media, blogs, annual reports, etc.). If you want to go for extra credit, you can also do sector benchmarking with resources like B Analytics and CSR HUB.

Cheap and Cheerful Audience Analysis for Nonprofits

Beth Kanter

One of the more chilling innovations in marketing over the past few years is called “predictive analytics” It’s this blend of statistical analysis, data mining and psychology which enabled Target to conclude that a teenage girl was pregnant before her father did.

Top 6 Tips for Taking Your Cause Mobile

Beth Kanter

So meet them where they’re at by implementing the following six tips to take your cause mobile: Benchmark Current Traffic: Before doing anything else, use a free tool like Google Analytics to figure out what portion of your traffic comes from mobile devices.

Tips 113

Online Newspaper Software

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Focus on subscription, scheduling, advertising and analytics. 145 monthly (it's broken down into components, like 'core', 'polls', 'calendar', 'newsletter' etc. Drupal & Hosted Drupal Newspapers Running on Drupal This is a demo site showcasing newspapers running on Drupal, a popular open source content management system. These are sites set up using Drupal and then expanded with various modules.

Daniel on MOOCs

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I previously posted an item on Sir John Daniel's discussion of MOOCs, but I have added more extensive comments on Tony Bate's review - I rather suspect it is much more likely to be read by him there than on any site of mine. Here is thus the comment I posted: > I will be interested though (as will the author) in your responses to the paper.

RSS 132

Connective Knowledge and Open Resources

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

George and I have been exchanging email since the late 1990s – we each had our own online newsletter (mine was OLDaily , his was called elearnspace ). It then organizes these resources, most commonly as a daily newsletter, which is then distributed to participants. In the past, I used gRSShopper mostly to distribute content – to make my own RSS feeds and my own email newsletters. Whether the learning analytics(LA) can be think as problem-solving techniques?

Replacing Email?

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

My newsletter statistics tell a similar story. My website gets a lot of views on the web - almost a million page views in the last six months - and the number of email recipients of my newsletter continues to grow slowly, now over 3300 a day and around 5000 for the weekly. My Facebook friends, meanwhile, which peaked at 3000 or so, have *dropped* to 1800 - many people don't want the newsletter in their social networking.

RSS 141

What Gets Measured Gets Better

Beth Kanter

For Resource Media’s blog and e-newsletter, I pay close attention to the posts that perform, try to isolate the secret sauce, and replicate those successes. A person could get lost in Google Analytics, or spend days tracking the trajectory of every link and tweet.

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: The Power of Power Laws

John Hagel

The problem is that most of our analytical tools are designed to understand Gaussian worlds. We need an entirely new analytical tool kit for the Paretian world.

Beyond Free ? Open Learning in a Networked World

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Michael Feldstein asks of MOOC analytics, did they look at any information giving us a clue of whether students desired to complete the course? What Harvard and MIT could learn from the University of Phoenix about analytics.

The Study, and Other Stuff

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Where we have large amounts of data, learning analytics can provide insight, but often require greater contextual and qualitative data. On the idea that "the Stephen that today has exceeded the impact of members on that committee through blogging, his newsletter, presentations, and software writing."This

Study 171

Social Media Planning and Evaluation for NGOs

Nancy White

For example, you may try a blog as an alternative to a traditional email newsletter. Track how many times a blog post has been viewed (using your blog software or a tool like Google Analytics ).

ROI 176

Pencil as Power Tool | Daniel Pink

Dan Pink

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Tools 80

Creating the Connectivist Course

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The content itself could have been anything – we have since run courses in critical literacies , learning analytics , and personal learning environments. We collected RSS feeds from these and aggregated them into a single thread, which became the course newsletter. Originally posted in One Change a Day , January 3 When George Siemens and I created the first MOOC in 2008 we were not setting out to create a MOOC.

Course 152

The Open Road

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I picked this edition specifically because Selby-Biggs added a long interdiction and famous analytical index. Right now, the government awards road-building contracts to large construction companies.

E-Learning Generations

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Thecontent itself could have been anything - we have since run courses in criticalliteracies, learning analytics, and personal learning environments. Wecollected RSS feeds from these and aggregated them into a single thread, whichbecame the course newsletter. Consider 'learning analytics', for example, which is anattempt to learn about the learning process by examining a large body of data.

Education as Platform: The MOOC Experience and what we can do to make it better

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

George talked about learning analytics. Learning analytics is using machines to count numbers instead of using people as we used to. The newsletter is probably the single most defining feature of a MOOC. Badges are not sufficient, analytics are not sufficient, it's the interactivity, it's the relative position with everybody else in the network, that represents learning in this sort of environment. Presented to EdgeX2012 , Delhi, India, March 12, 2012.

Social Media Planning and Evaluation for NGOs | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

For example, you may try a blog as an alternative to a traditional email newsletter. Track how many times a blog post has been viewed (using your blog software or a tool like Google Analytics ).

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Gaming and Learning

John Hagel

JSB and Douglas set out to offer “a set of analytic categories designed to help us understand what virtual worlds do that is different from the typical learning environment.”

Skills 130

Sustainability and MOOCs in Historical Perspective

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

It's just aggregated content on the subject of MOOCs joined together and then output as a newsletter. Stephen Downes : Thank you everyone. Buenos Dias. It's a genuine pleasure to be able to be back in Bogotá, back in Colombia, and to be able to speak with you today. I have good memories of my time in Colombia, and I'm adding to those memories with this trip. Today I want to take you through a bit of a historical journey.

On the temptation to declare "email bankruptcy" - Bob Sutton

Bob Sutton

Davenport: Competing on Analytics: The New Science of Winning. I have one for shopping sites and other things that require an e-mail address, one for newsletters, etc. Bob Sutton. About Subscribe to this blogs feed Email Me Follow Me @ work_matters. Book Me For A Speech. Brightsight Group. Search. 17 Things I Believe. Sometimes the best management is no management at all -- first do no harm! Indifference is as important as passion.

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

Mark Oehlert

Any analytical thinking from reading helps keep the mind agile and open to discovery of the answers sought. e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Oh.this does not bode well for Microsoft.

Kirschner, Sweller, Clark (2006) - Readings

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Converging evidence from diverse methodological and analytic strategies verifies that perceived self-efficacy and personal goals enhance motivation and performance attainments. Note: I'm posting this as an example of the reading I have done while reviewing an academic paper.