Teaching in the Digital Age: Guidelines for Designing Teaching and Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

You need good course design, empathy, competence (which is where professors excel), and the imagination to create context. At AU, we use people who have that expertise help us with course design, so experts don’t have to do this as well as their own discipline.

Evidence-based Design

Clark Quinn

In my last post , I asserted that we need evidence-based design for what we do. There are several good books out (and I believer that there is at least one more on the way) that summarize the implications of research design. Julie Dirksen’s Design for How People Learn is another good one. Michael Allen’s work on design is also recommended, e.g. Guide to eLearning. A number of people run workshops on deeper design. design

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Team Guidelines From A New Boss: How Can He Make Sure.

Bob Sutton

Design school project teaches bike safety - The Stanford Daily Online. Howard Gardner: Changing Minds: The Art and Science of Changing Our Own and Other Peoples Minds. Guy Kawasaki: Enchantment: The Art of Changing Hearts, Minds, and Actions. May: The Shibumi Strategy: A Powerful Way to Create Meaningful Change. Chip Heath: Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard. Leading a Great Enterprise through Dramatic Change. Bob Sutton.

3 reasons to change your learning content management strategy now

Xyleme

High Impact Learning Organizations like Capgemini Academy are investing in state-of-the-art learning content management systems, like Xyleme, to keep pace with the drivers of change. It improves the speed of design and the amount of reuse," May indicated.

NTEN Leading Change Summit #14lcs: Reflection

Beth Kanter

Last week I facilitated the “ Impact Leadership Track ” at the NTEN Leading Change Summit with John Kenyon, Elissa Perry, and Londell Jackson. The Leading Change Summit was more intimate (several hundred people), participatory and interactive, intense, and stimulating.

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Increased complexity needs simplified design

Harold Jarche

Given the above, here are some guidelines for what informal learning development could look like: Spend less time on design and more on ongoing evaluation to allow emergent practices to be developed.

Designing and Implementing MOOCs that Maximize Student Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

They present a unique design challenge. A fun design challenge at Stanford has been to design MOOCs for reuse, by targeting local learning communities, eg. Can we design for learning in MOOCs? to design goals and learning objectives.

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Design research as the fourth estate

Adaptive Path

In preparation for teaching the Design Research day of our upcoming UX Intensive in San Francisco, from June 15-18, I’ve been reflecting on the different roles that design research plays in the design process and in the organizations we work with. It seems to me that organizations seeking to evolve their products and services, or even revolutionize their offerings, can benefit greatly from something like a fourth estate for design.

Trainer’s Notebook: Making Accommodations In Workshops

Beth Kanter

Their space is designed for local nonprofits to connect, share ideas and develop solutions together. They have built an authentic community through cultivated conversations and events designed to build trust, deepen relationships and set the stage for collective impact.

Assessing Evidence in CPD: Meeting Standards and Missing Goals

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Designing & Seeing What We Want 3. Designing & Seeing What We Want So: coffee is good for you, coffee is bad for you. Then we design research to show that. This comes into play with respect to guidelines a lot. But the changes were actually tiny, eg.

Of artisanship

Dave Snowden

I was talking with the kitchen designer this morning about some of the details of the project which is about to destroy the kitchen I built with my own hands twenty years ago. Now they are heavily constrained by guidelines designed for the centre of the bell curve.

Stockholm syndrome in strategy

Dave Snowden

Today I was developing a new one day course on the role of narrative in new theories of change; including, but not limited to, nudge not yank approaches to change. This is part of the reality of organisations so we have to start there and attempt to change it.

Blockchain’s Potential for Environmental Applications

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

But, the hype surrounding blockchain , can tempt solution designers to try to use it for applications that it’s not suitable for. By 2030, we may fall 40% short of the amount of fresh water needed to support the global economy as pollution and climate change affect the global water cycle.”

in an increasingly complex world

Harold Jarche

Embrace uncertainty and be positive about change – adopt an entrepreneurial attitude. This is a good set of guidelines (via David Hodgson ) and useful for conversations around organizational change.

Tests for coherence

Dave Snowden

My favourite illustration of this is to say the while we know evolutionary theory is incomplete, and much of what we now know may need radical change, it is coherent to the facts and thus a legitimate direction. The degree to which there are options to change is a linked test for coherence.

Rules is rules

Dave Snowden

However calling all rules guidelines or seeking to remove them is throwing the proverbial baby out with the bathwater. And, to be brutally honest, those of us who want to achieve real change could do with out the idealistic prattling of the inconsequential and the foolishly idealistic.

The Nonprofit’s Guide To Inclusive Walking Meetings: Strolling Meetings

Beth Kanter

Meetings can not only be a waste of time if they are not well designed, but can also zap our energy. For larger groups, changing up the environment improves team interactions and helps generate solutions.

From Horseless Carriages to Driverless Vehicles

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Cars granted us enormous personal freedom and changed the world in all sorts of unforeseen ways. Moreover, safety is the highest design priority for AVs, because to succeed they will have to be almost infallible.

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Report: Insights from the Google AI Impact Challenge

Beth Kanter

One valuable section of the report is a catalog of common project designs across different sub-areas of the social change sector, including: Crisis Response, Economic Empowerment, Education, Environment, Equality and Inclusion, Health, and Public Sector.

Exploratorium: Mapping the Experience of Experiments

Adaptive Path

Change like this brings opportunity. Teams quickly assembled maps of their chosen visitor in keeping with some very simple guidelines: Imagine the Spring 2013 grand opening. We're huge fans of our soon to be San Francisco waterfront neighbors, the Exploratorium.

Reinventing Society in the Wake of Big Data

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Several days ago, a financial industry client told me that framing a right question to express a game-changing idea is extremely challenging: first, selecting a question from multiple candidates; second, breaking it down to many sub-questions; and, third, answering even one of them reliably.

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Instructional or Formal; whatever

Harold Jarche

Instructional Systems Development (ISD) does not address non-instructional (informal) learning requirements and even the literature on performance support lacks clear design guidelines.

Dan Pontefract: Open Thinking

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

But your job is to change the fuselage. We made a shift from the typical Instructional Designer to 'Learning Experience Designers', who bring different skillsets - novelists, videographers, musicians, etc., Talking directly with designers so people can see the impact of change requests. Also, we had string change-management communications.

The Business Value of Social Networks

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

For example, a few years ago IBM invited employees to help create a set of guidelines and practical advice on how to best use social media. The resulting IBM Social Computing Guidelines offer helpful, common sense advice. This is particularly true for applications that were not designed for businesses, but enter companies through the consumer world. Their ideas and methodologies are described in this report: Measuring the forces of long-term change: The 2009 Shift Index.

Measuring the Impact of Your Nonprofit Program

Beth Kanter

The workshop used design-thinking based on Luma methodology to help participants develop a communications strategy for measuring impact. The process took participants through an assessment of the problems facing them, collective brainstorming, and prototyping.

Why do we need social business?

Harold Jarche

We don’t do fail-safe design. Clear guidelines allow everyone to speak openly on behalf of the company. The Internet has changed everything. Pervasive connectivity will change traditional power structures, though the full effects of this are not yet visible.

How and When Should Your Nonprofit Organization Invest in Mobile

Beth Kanter

Note from Beth: In preparation for my book launch, I hired Rad Campaign to do a redesign of my blog. Aside from changing the color scheme to match the new book cover , I was ready to invest in “going mobile.”

From Horseless Carriages to Driverless Vehicles

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Cars granted us enormous personal freedom and changed the world in all sorts of unforeseen ways. Moreover, safety is the highest design priority for AVs, because to succeed they will have to be almost infallible. They should work closely with AV firms to develop new safety standards, issue guidelines, and permit limited testing on public roads. Autonomous vehicles (AVs) may well be the quintessential symbol of our AI/robotics age.

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New Pew Research Report: The Future of Digital Life and Well-Being

Beth Kanter

The report, The Future of Well-Being in a Tech-Saturated World , was designed to answer the question: Over the next decade, how will changes in digital life impact people’s overall well-being physically and mentally? Changing norms about speedy response and engagement.

Work is learning; so what?

Harold Jarche

— I rewrote the above lines a while back and they sum up how networks have changed the relationship between learning and working. The problem may have changed by then. Life in Beta – Not just rapid change, but continual change, requires practices that evolve as they’re developed.

Online Learning Trends Enhancing Employee Productivity in 2017

TOPYX LMS

One industry that is constantly changing is online learning, also referred to as eLearning. However, you must create communication guidelines to clarify expectations and define roles. Thankfully, most eLearning trends are designed to benefit organizations by increasing productivity and giving company culture a boost.

It’s not complicated, you see

Harold Jarche

But training design & development just got more complicated. Because everything is interconnected by networked technologies today, systemic changes are sensed almost immediately.

Working Smarter Glossary

Jay Cross

Grappling with blazing-fast change requires a new vocabulary. Don’t design learning experiences that defy human nature. Put a frog in a pan of cool water and slowly heat it on the stove; the frog never senses a big change in temperature and stays in the water until poached.

New Facebook Brand Page for Beth’s Blog: With A Little Help from My Friends

Beth Kanter

Like many of you, when Facebook unveiled the new brand page guidelines – I was stressed out. With a big training project in the Middle East less than a week away, I was short on time. Admittedly, I’m not much of a graphic designer.

Re-wiring for the Complex Workplace

Harold Jarche

Connected knowledge workers need more than directives; they need ongoing, real-time, constantly-changing, collaborative, support. The principle of subsidiarity, or the promotion of the furthest possible distribution of all authority, is a good guideline to begin with.

SXSW 2013 – Are You A Social Media Nonprofit Manager Looking for Your Peers? #npsmpeer

Beth Kanter

I was honored to be involved with the instructional design and delivery of two workshops specifically for nonprofits. I enjoyed designing and facilitating this session because I had five awesome presenters who have a depth of knowledge about the topics we discussed.

Twitter VLE Conversation - Best of eLearning Last Week

Tony Karrer

is up - Adventures in Corporate Education , April 18, 2009 European training survey shows HR and training holding back change - Clive on Learning , April 22, 2009 Social Learning Designer - eLearning Technology , April 22, 2009 Overcoming Top 10 Objections to Social Learning - Social Enterprise Blog , April 24, 2009 Love The Conversation - Blogger in Middle-earth , April 17, 2009 Learning With A Webcam - Blogger in Middle-earth , April 22, 2009 Who Needs to Be on Your 3D Development Team?

Online Learning Trends Enhancing Employee Productivity in 2017

TOPYX LMS

One industry that is constantly changing is online learning, also referred to as eLearning. However, you must create communication guidelines to clarify expectations and define roles. Thankfully, most eLearning trends are designed to benefit organizations by increasing productivity and giving company culture a boost.

Working Smarter Cracker Barrel

Harold Jarche

Connecting & Communicating are central roles for organizational leaders whose workplaces are becoming more complex, either in terms of evolving practices, changing markets or advances in technology. Enabling the integration of collaborative learning with work is a more flexible model than designing courses that are outdated as soon as they’re published. Build learning resources so that they can be easily changed or modified by anyone (allow for a hacker mentality ).

February 2014: Creation Spaces

Jay Cross

My colleague Charles Jennings says that to support learning effectively and engender behaviour change, we need to create environments where emotional responses , rich experiences and social learning are at the forefront. Could you change when change really mattered?

Group-centric work and training

Harold Jarche

A lot of resources are put into preparing individuals for duty and the system is designed for large numbers. Military Instructional Systems Design (ISD) has greatly informed and inspired civilian training. There are guidelines, but not several volumes of guidance.

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Open Practices

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

It is in building the compelling case for change that I am having some challenges. All else being equal, people will not change their practices. By changing the role I am changing how they perceive they might benefit from open practice.

Feelings of Science

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I could assess my dance against a dancing design pattern, consisting (for example) of a series of step marks imprinted on the floor (kind of like the old ' figures ' in figure skating). What I feel changes.