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Informal Learning – the other 80%

Jay Cross

School is chock full of formal learning — courses, classes, and grades that obscure the fact that most learning at school is either self-directed or informal. To thrive in this environment, everyone must become student and faculty and publisher and instructional designer.

Meeting unreasonable needs

Clark Quinn

The ID was hired to do ‘training’ on the system, but access to SMEs is limited at beast, the uses in the different contexts were different enough that a course model isn’t a viable solution, yet this person wasn’t clear on what alternatives to take: “I am beginning to think that the position is flawed in its design.&#. Doing good ID does mean more responsibility on the designer in any case.

Point Solutions vs. Suites and Composition

Tony Karrer

The description of LAMS in their FAQ is interesting: LAMS is focussed on a very specific aspect of e-learning - sequences of learning activities, particularly collaborative activities. However, LAMS does not attempt to replicate the course administration functionality of a typical LMS/VLE/CMS.

The OER Debate, In Full

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Tim responded, ‘After I spend tens of thousands of dollars paying an author, paying for editorial and design, etc., Of course, the case with the NC clause is that it does not make it trivial to define what others may or may not do. The only answer is, of course, that they must read the full Terms of Use on the site. Your motivation, and your experience, may prompt you to follow a different course. Designing Virtual Worlds. LPMud FAQ.