Separate content from description

Clark Quinn

That is, to separate content from description. The point is to separate content from description. That’s what’s led me to be keen on content systems. The notion of pulling up content by description instead of hardwiring together content into an experience is the dream. .

Content systems not content packages

Clark Quinn

In a conversation last week (ok, an engagement), the topic of content systems came up. For one, separate content from how it’s delivered. And, pull content together by rules, not hardwired. This is in opposition to the notion of pre-packaged content. The first point is about content models. That we should start designing our content into smaller chunks. For one, it was supporting different business products from the same content repository.

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Content engineering

Clark Quinn

We’ve heard about learning engineering and while the focus is on experience design, the pragmatics include designing content to create the context, resources, and motivation for the activity. And it’s time we step beyond just hardwiring this content together, and start treating it as professionals. You can customize the content you’re searching for with filters. The content reacts to the device you’re on and displays appropriately.

Xyleme is Proud to Partner with Content Rules

Xyleme

Technology & Content Strategy Go Hand-in-Hand. We’re thrilled to announce a new partnership with Content Rules , the well-known leader in content strategy. We look forward to working with Xyleme customers on their learning content strategy.”.

Content Curators

Dan Pontefract

As I’m fresh off my first neighbourhood block party in the Kitsilano hamlet that makes up part of Vancouver’s West Side, I got to thinking about content, curating and libraries. In a world where the pure volume of digital content swells with each passing day, we mustn’t cave into a digital only existence. But, it is often satisfied by those within my strong and weak tie network (and to a slightly lesser degree via search) that are curating the learning content in the first place.

Centralized v. Decentralized Content Management

Xyleme

Regardless of the type of content being created, the debate over the benefits of centralization versus decentralization is a pervasive one. The truth is, regardless of which way they set out, most modern organizations end up organically arriving at what can best be described as a “hybrid” content management strategy. . Decentralized Content Management: Pros, Cons & Getting the Best of Both Worlds. Decentralized Content Management appeared first on Xyleme

Solving the Content Explosion Problem

Xyleme

A content problem — specifically, a content explosion problem. Writing and delivering content that can scale effectively is a tall order, and the more audiences an organization serves, the more complicated it becomes. For example, delivering a small piece of content, such as procedure steps for a job aid, is a relatively simple task — a “one and done.” Is your organization struggling with the Content Explosion Problem? .

Understanding the Learning Technology Ecosystem

Xyleme

What is a Learning Technology Ecosystem? As many companies move to remote working environments for the first time, the technology components of the learning ecosystem are becoming more important than ever before. A Learning Technology Ecosystem is made up of the tools and platforms that an organization uses to create, deliver, manage, deliver and analyze their learning content. Is your Learning Technology Ecosystem positioning your organization for success? .

How to Learn Using Technology

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Learning with technology is different from learning with textbooks or learning with classroom instruction. It is content based. Learning with technology, by contrast, is outcome based. It is defined in terms of skills or competencies, as how to achieve a certain outcome using technology as a tool. There’s a distinctive way to learn using technology. In these, the focus is on understanding and remembering.

Educational Research in Learning Technology

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Kerr in this recent post , about how research in educational technology could be improved, but I have disagreements around the edges, enough that I think more discussion is warranted. Also, while Kerr is more focused on artificial intelligence in education (AIEd) research, I will address my remarks to learning technology more generally. Here are just a few: - access - it is demonstrably true that educational technology has increased access. Content 6.

How True Advertising Can Save Journalism From Drowning in a Sea of Content

Doc Searls

Journalism is in a world of hurt because it has been marginalized by a new business model that requires maximizing “content” instead. Here’s one way to tell the difference between journalism and content: Journalism has ethics. Content has volume. Content is supported by adtech. Better to “generate content” than to do the best journalism we can, the proposition goes. But the current system of ad-supported web content isn’t working for readers and viewers.

Intelligent Content

Clark Quinn

I’ve been on the content rant before , talking about the need to structure content into models , and the benefits of tagging. You have to understand that folks who do content as if their business depended on it, e.g. web marketers, have a level of sophistication that elearning (and all elearning: performance support, social, etc) would do well to adopt. One of the people I follow is Scott Abel, the Content Wrangler. design strategy technology

The Building Block Approach to Content Strategy

Xyleme

Content Management. Relying on traditional processes and “rapid” authoring tools is no longer an efficient or effective way to manage large volumes of content. Creating each deliverable from scratch, trapping content into restrictive formats, and allowing content to reside in multiple incompatible tools or platforms all make it more difficult to create and manage content effectively — let alone pivot and respond to new needs and challenges.

Looking forward on content

Clark Quinn

At DevLearn next week, I’ll be talking about content systems in session 109. The point is that instead of monolithic content, we want to start getting more granular for more flexible delivery. design technologyAnd while there I’ll be talking about some of the options on how, here I want to make the case about why, in a simplified way.

Free eBook by Brandon Hall Group & Xyleme: Content Personalization at Scale

Xyleme

Download the free eBook by Brandon Hall Group and Xyleme, “Content Personalization at Scale: Why Content Strategy and Technology are Critical to Success.”

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Technology Architecture

Clark Quinn

A few years ago, I created a diagram to capture a bit about the technology to support learning ( Big ‘L’ Learning ). We start with the content management systems, from the delivery perspective, which maintains media assets. Above that we have the aggregation of those assets into content, whether full learning consisting of introductions, concepts, examples, practice items, all the way to the summary, or user-generated content via a variety of tools.

Chasing Technology Good and Bad

Clark Quinn

The fact is, we’re chasing the wrong technologies. The problem with the technologies we’re chasing is that we’re chasing them from the wrong beginning. What I’m talking about are content systems. The thing is, being systematic about content has both short-term and long-term benefits. In the short term, thinking about content from a systems perspective offers you rigor. strategy technology

Leveraging Technology

Clark Quinn

Technology is supposed to support our goals, and, when well-written, it does. No auto-indexing, no auto-table of contents, nothing. Um, people, this is why we have technology: to support us in working smarter, not to go to a last-century (or worse) manual process. design meta-learning strategy technology So for instance, when I write, I use particular features to make my writing process better aligned with my thinking.

Content Personalization: What is it & Why is it so Hard at Scale?

Xyleme

What is Content Personalization, anyway? When serving large volumes of content to multiple diverse audiences at scale, effective personalization is almost impossible – let alone sustainable – without the right strategy and tools in place. Overcoming 3 Main Challenges to Personalization.

Content as Icebergs

Doc Searls

In Snow on the Water I wrote about the ‘low threshold of death” for what media folks call “content” — which always seemed to me like another word for packing material. Twenty-five straight minutes of content!” So I think about content death a lot. Back around the turn of the millennium, John Perry Barlow said “I didn’t start hearing the word ‘content’ until the container business felt threatened.”

Webinar: 3 Ways a “Building Block” Approach Supports Content Personalization at Scale

Xyleme

Content personalization is no longer an option—it’s an expectation. But when serving large volumes of content to diverse audiences, effective personalization is almost impossible (let alone sustainable) without the right strategy and tools in place.

Webinar: Personalizing Content at Scale? 3 Reasons an LCMS is Essential for Success

Xyleme

What if, instead, we created content in flexible, reusable chunks that we could essentially use as independent building blocks? Content personalization is no longer an option–it’s an expectation.

Will Content Blocking push Apple into advertising’s wheat business?

Doc Searls

The company is also taking sides against both — especially adtech — by supporting Content Blocking in a new breed of mobile phone apps we can expect to see in iOS 9 , Apple’s next mobile operating system, due next month. In Apple’s Content Blocking is chemo for the cancer of adtech , which I posted a few days ago, I visited the likely effects of content blocking. Yet Content Blocking should stop iAd ads as dead as all the rest, one would assume.

From “learning technologies” to “social technologies”

Jane Hart

Social technologies now play a big part in everything we do, and it is quite clear that many knowledge workers use a variety of social tools and networks not only to help them get work done, but also to learn efficiently while on the job. Whereas what is now required is a technological infrastructure that can support the full spectrum of working and learning activities; in other words it requires social workplace technologies– rather than (social) learning technologies.

Smarts: content or system?

Clark Quinn

I wrote up my visit to the Intelligent Content conference for eLearnMag , but one topic I didn’t raise was an unanswered question I raised during the conference: should the ‘smarts’ be in the content or the system? Making content smart would require a bunch of additional elements to the content. Having well-defined content and letting the system use contextual information to choose the content is the typical system used in the industry.

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Webinar: Five Ways to Future-Proof Your Content

Xyleme

In this joint webinar with Technology Services Industry Association (TSIA), Xyleme COO Leslie Farinella and TSIA VP of Technology Research John Ragsdale break down how to develop, manage, and maintain high-quality content as delivery channels, user expectations, and available technology continue to evolve. In this webinar, we explore how realigning content management processes now can future-proof your content for the new decade, and beyond. .

Content or experience

Clark Quinn

I continue to have a problem with the term content as a component of what our field does. What we do is create content. Even in F2F training, we have content and structure around actions we ask our learners to take. At the end of the day, much of what we’re working on is content that is communicated or triggered by learner actions. I believe we need to focus on the activity , not on the content.

Content isn’t a silo

Clark Quinn

I mentioned in my previous post that I was talking at the xAPI camp about content strategy, and on the way in I created a new diagram to convey a concept I wanted to discuss. Consequently, so too is content. Content is used in many ways, whether via apps, through the web, or print. L&D, with it’s hard-wired content, needs to pull on the big kids pants, and start getting with content systems: content engineering, governance, and strategy.

Technology and the Future of Media

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Most everyone will agree that advances in information and communication technologies (ICT) are radically transforming the business landscape. Internet users already spend 20–30% of their time online, mainly engaging with media content… Globalization, deregulation, technological innovation and the convergence of previously separate industries such as media, entertainment, information, and consumer electronics, have created a somewhat turbulent media landscape.”.

Technology Was Supposed To Save Us. It Hasn’t.

Dan Pontefract

You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: I’m GenX, born in 1971. book Open Thinking OPEN to THINK distractions open thinking technologyI grew up with a black-and-white television. When our first color TV came into the home as I was approaching. Dan's Related Posts: The Lost Trust Of Millennials With Big Business. Five Essential Tips to Effectively Work from Home. What John Lennon Taught Me About Thinking. Can Humanism Replace Capitalism?

a simpler approach to content management

Harold Jarche

I was recently asked what I thought about content management systems (CMS); how content should be developed; whether generational differences should be considered; and how to keep content relevant. There is relevant and irrelevant content. The relevant content is often found through referrals. The better they do these three components of PKM , then the better content an organization will have. It is also a simpler approach to content management.

Technology, Resources and Innovation

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Take that base scaffolding and then wrap a learning community around it, based on great teaching, great technology, and the power it provides. I see that technology today, in pockets. We could develop courses by ourselves pre-technology. So - how do we drive down the cost of content production, and how do we make sharing easier. technology standards. We have all the technology, but we just aren’t demanding it yet.

The evolution of technology

Dave Snowden

There was a lot of hope back then about the progress that we could make and we were all exciting by what seemed to be revolutionary technology. The technology was primitive by modern standards, but the political will for exploration has done backwards. Motivational speakers and those focused on content. The early Apollos missions has a heath-robinson approach to technology and while it was adaptive it did not scale.

It's All About the Business Model, - Not the Technology

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

New technology alone, - no matter how transformative, - is not enough to propel a business into the future. The business model wrapped around the technology is the key to its success or failure. It includes people, technology, facilities, equipment, information, channels, brand, and partnerships and alliances. Disruptive technologies and industry discontinuities generally require going beyond a company’s core operations. Technology-enabled business models.

Notes from Intelligent Content 2010

Xyleme

Home > Instructional Design , Learning Content Management > Notes from Intelligent Content 2010 Notes from Intelligent Content 2010 March 11th, 2010 Goto comments Leave a comment A couple of weeks ago, Xyleme presented at Intelligent Content conference hosted by the Rockley Group. I think the Rockley Group’s definition hits the nail on the head: Intelligent content is content which is not limited to one purpose, technology or output.

The Pros & Cons of Content Silos: Getting the Best of Both Worlds

Xyleme

It’s not uncommon for content creation and management functions to become “siloed” in different departments. Particularly in large, dispersed organizations, silos allow a level of control and focused expertise that’s hard to duplicate with a single, centralized content team. Faster turnaround times, built-in subject matter expertise, and a direct alignment with department goals can make content silos efficient (if limited) content management machines.

A Growing Backlash Against the Relentless Advances in Technology?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Given the relentless impact of technology-based innovation on just about all aspects of society, I like reading the views of different people on the subject, especially those outside my own worlds of technology and business. While I disagree with the article’s content, it’s her aggressive, personal attacks on Christensen that really turned me off. Disruptive innovation is mostly about discovering new markets for new technologies, products and services.

Five Steps to Making Your Content Mobile Ready

Xyleme

Given the ubiquitous nature of mobile technology, one would think that most Learning and Development (L&D) organizations would be well on their way to developing programs specifically for use on mobile devices. To date, however, according to Bersin by Deloitte, only 12% of learning content is mobile-enabled. Sales-type employees require mobile learning for different types of quick content consumption. Chunking some existing content into bite-sized nuggets.

Control Technology Choice, Not Technology Use

Andy McAfee

For me, the most interesting part of the conversation came as I gave him one of my standard pieces of advice: exercise tight control over technology choice, and as little as possible over technology use. Tight control over technology choice ensures that a big organization doesn’t wind up with hundreds of disjointed deployment efforts and fragmented technology environments. I talked a couple days ago with the CIO of a huge global organization.

Content and continuous learning: The cornerstones of a learning architecture

Xyleme

In short, they actively make use of their technology, modalities and learning architecture in support of L&D objectives. The HILO conversation began with last year''s " The High-Impact Learning Organization Series: Maturity Model and Best Practices in the Leadership, Governance and Management of Corporate Learning ," 1 emphasizing the importance of measurement, content and culture. In other words: "The problem is context, not content."

single-source learning content development…

Xyleme

Home > Instructional Design , Single Source > Single-Source Learning Content Development… Single-Source Learning Content Development… March 13th, 2009 Goto comments Leave a comment If the number of people in my recent conference sessions are any indication more and more organizations are seeing the promise of single-source learning content development. Ah… now I get why there’s so much interest in Single-Source Learning Content Development.

Better Education Through Technology

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

me) on seeing a sight like this is to suggest that everybody would be better off with a little more investment in technology. But they could instead higher fewer people, pay them more, and use technology to make up the difference. But third, and perhaps most critically, you don't actually get any improvements in output using the technological solution. It is in this context we need to read an article like Kentaro Toyama's Can Technology End Poverty?

Education Technology Strategies - Day Two

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

So the Achieving Excellents has four major objectives: - achieving excellence - ensuring equity - promoting well-being - competence We''ve also been partnering with the Council of Directors of Educations (CODE - ''superintendants'') - this boosts what we know about technology and enabling innovations. We also find these technologies are giving students with special needs a new voice, and to connect with their teachers and classmates. So, we see this huge growth in technology.