Learning Analytics Courses

George Siemens

After about a year of planning, we can finally announce the following courses on edX focusing on learning analytics. The intent of these courses is to eventually lead into a MicroMasters and then advance placement in an in-development Masters of Science in Learning Analytics at UTA. Each course runs about three weeks and we’ve tried to settle on prominent analytics tools for educational data so the experience is one where skills can immediately be applied.

Before the Course

Clark Quinn

It appears that, too often, people are building courses when they don’t need to (or, more importantly, shouldn’t ). So here’s a rough guide about the thinking you should do before you course. But before you course, consider the other solutions.

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Cognitive Edge announces training courses for 2016 – SenseMaker® courses

Dave Snowden

As we head into the Northern Summer/Southern Winter (delete as applicable), we’re announcing our timetable of new courses for the second half of 2016. Yesterday we announced three more Cynefin and Sense-Making courses with Dave Snowden. Course 3: Online SenseMaker® Signification Design.

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Connected Courses

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

This is a place-holder post to set up syndication for the Connected Courses course. connectedcourses

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Innovation in open online courses

George Siemens

In a few weeks, our edX course Data, Analytics, and Learning (#DALMOOC https://www.edx.org/course/utarlingtonx/utarlingtonx-link5-10x-data-analytics-2186 ) will start. We (Carolyn Rose, Dragan Gasevic, Ryan Baker, and I) have spent the last several months thinking through the course structure and format. This is a short overview of the innovations that we want to explore during the course.

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From Courses to Campaigns : using the 70:20:10 approach

Charles Jennings

One of the major strategic objectives for many HR and L&D departments in 2016 and beyond will be to extend their focus and services beyond courses and out into the workplace. Courses may help with the basics, or to refresh our knowledge, but courses alone won’t deliver high performance.

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The game of course

Jay Cross

The largest obstacle holding L&D professionals back from taking advantage of network technologies, distributed networks, social connections, peer interaction, and informal learning may be their bedrock belief that learning = courses. What’s a course?

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Learning in the Modern Workplace is much MORE than courses and resources

Jane Hart

courses and resources), it means supporting all the other ways people learn for and at work. Individuals learn in many ways for and at work; training or e-learning is only part of the picture as I show in the diagram below.

Of course Susan Sarandon was right

Nine Shift

Susan Sarandon's interview on MSNBC was totally right - - there are Bernie Sanders' supporters who may not vote for Hillary Clinton. Who are these people? . They are Gen Y. They are the voters Madeline Albright, in the presence of HIllary Clinton, told to go to hell. . Here's the deal.

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The 'Course' in MOOC

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Given the opportunity, these learners have a burning desire to 'complete' the course. In this sense, the concept of course completion doesn't really make sense - what is it to 'complete' joining a community? Perhaps the "C" in MOOC should be changed to mean "Community" in that case, because the concept of "course" does imply a sense of completion, i.e., something > with a beginning and an end which is determined by an entity besides the learner. (Or

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Overcoming the Course and Control mindset hurdles

Jane Hart

These findings are of course in line with study after study that shows that most learning in the workplace happens outside of formal training. I call these the Course and Control hurdles – and they are closely related. 1 – Course hurdle.

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Resources before courses

Clark Quinn

In the course of answering a question in an interview, I realized a third quip to complement two recent ones. And if it’s about knowledge, not skills, a course doesn’t make sense. In short, doing courses should be reserved for when they are really needed. Too often, we’re making courses trying to get knowledge into people’s heads, which usually isn’t a good idea, since our brains aren’t good at remembering rote information.

Cognitive Edge announces training courses for 2016 – Cynefin and Sense-Making courses

Dave Snowden

As we head into the Northern Summer/Southern Winter (delete as applicable), we’re announcing our timetable of new training courses for the second half of 2016. Over the next few months, we’re expanding our portfolio of courses to include subject-specific versions of courses for Agile practitioners and government policy-makers, alongside the pre-existing courses. We start today with the ground-breaking Cynefin and Sense-Making (CSM) courses – and some good news.

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Researching open online courses

George Siemens

In fall, we (TEKRI, NRC, UPEI and possibly a few other organizations) are hosting an open online course. The course will run for about 35 weeks and credit options will be available for students in the Athabasca University MDE program and with Georgia Tech. It’s fairly easy to take online courses or interact with your favorite academic these days. Since 2007, numerous people have offered some version of open online courses.

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udemy Course with Marissa Mayer

Jay Cross

Marissa’s free Udemy course will teach you how to build a culture of innovation at your company. Take This FREE Course. The course is billed as “Over 10 lectures and 24 mins of content!” It’s a stretch to call this a course.

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Google course finale — a certificate!

Jay Cross

Cheers, Power Searching with Google course staff. This just received from Google… Congratulations! Here is the certificate you earned through your participation in Power Searching with Google. Below are your assessment scores.

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Upcoming Cognitive Edge Courses in 2015

Dave Snowden

There's a change coming in the Cognitive Edge training courses. Starting in 2015, the courses will be expanding with two new series of courses for practitioners and consultants. By December 2015, there will be three main groups of courses running, along with some special partner-driven courses as well. Cynefin and Sense-Making courses. The initial courses we will be running include. The initial list of Shaping courses will likely include.

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End of text based online courses

Nine Shift

Text-based online courses are just bad courses. Every presenter at our recent faculty development conference advocated more multimedia in online courses. The problem is that only about 20-25% of online courses have multimedia now.

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Learning in the Modern Workplace is much MORE than courses and resources

Jane Hart

courses and resources), it means supporting all the other ways people learn for and at work. Individuals learn in many ways for and at work; training or e-learning is only part of the picture as I show in the diagram below.

Courses are dead. Just foolin’

Jay Cross

Several people have asked me not to denigrate formal learning in the workplace, the 10 of the 70:20:10 model. Indeed. Formal learning has its place. It’s apt for bringing people up to speed in a new discipline or topic.

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Reflections on Open Courses

George Siemens

I’ve posted an article about my experiences with open courses and their role in knowledge growth: Reflections on Open Courses

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Moodle Course Conversion

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Moodle is an open source course management system with a wide following. Moodle (the “M&# is for modular) has sprouted extensions and capabilities you’d expect in a constructivist environment such as forums, chats, and wikis to supplement traditional course management features.

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Cognitive Edge announces training courses for 2016 – Working with Complex Problems

Dave Snowden

As we head into the Northern Summer/Southern Winter (delete as applicable), we’re announcing our timetable of new courses for the second half of 2016. Today we’re announcing practitioner-focused courses on complexity and the Cynefin framework. Course 1: Dealing with Complex Problems.

Open Connectivism Spanish Course

George Siemens

Looks like several educators have taken the connectivism course that Stephen Downes and I have been running for the last few years and are now offering a Spanish version: TIOD10 (Google translation ). Whenever I see initiatives like this – an adaptation and an augmentation of an open course – I’m reminded of the tremendous potential openness has for generating unintended learning opportunities.

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Special Issue: Massive Open Online Courses

George Siemens

Valerie Irvine, Jillianne Code, and I spent time over the past 8 months preparing a special issue of JOLT on massive open online courses. Mainstream media often present massive open online courses (MOOCs) as both a reflection of the need for universities to undergo a metamorphosis and as a means of forcing a new perspective on digital teaching and learning practices (i.e.,

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Free online courses directory

David Weinberger

Here’s a list of free college courses available online , much of it open courseware. Tags: online_courses open_courseware eudcation It’s a loooong list, I’m happy to say. Here’s a related post.

Open Course: Learning Analytics and Knowledge

George Siemens

For the past several years, in preparation for our Learning Analytics Conference (this year in Leuven, Belgium, registration is now open ), we’ve been running an open online course on learning analytics. As I’m currently writing a book on the future of higher education and open courses, I’m exploring different technologies for use in open courses. This year, we’ll be running our Learning Analytics and Knowledge course on Canvas Network.

A course is not the solution to every problem: Case Study 1

Jane Hart

This is the first of three case studies that shows how courses are not the solution to every learning or performance problem. These posts have been adapted from posts that first appeared on my blog in 2010.

Creating the Connectivist Course

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

One was the beginning of open online courses. We had both seen them in operation in the past, and had most recently been influenced by Alec Couros’s online graduate course and David Wiley’s wiki-based course. What made these courses important was that they invoked the idea of including outsiders into university courses in some way. The course was no longer bounded by the institution. But beyond that, the course was non-traditional.

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Announcing the first SenseMaker®-specific courses - sign up now!

Dave Snowden

As a friend of Cognitive Edge, you may have attended courses, read the blogs and used the techniques - but wondered about how to take the next step to actual implementation of SenseMaker® with clients or in-house. These new courses are for anyone who has heard about SenseMaker® but needed more detailed knowledge and practical examples before they actually run one. The first courses therefore are: An Introduction to Running SenseMaker® Projects.

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Critical Literacies – an open course

George Siemens

I’m looking forward to this course by Stephen Downes on Critical Literacies : “This course in critical literacies builds on and expands that idea. It is at once a demonstration of a possibility of online learning, this time a connectivism course. The course is free, starts June, and you can register here

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Critical Literacies Course Starting, Future of Education Course winding down

George Siemens

The Critical Literacy online open course is now entering week 2. I signed up when the course was first announced, but can’t seem to find a signup link on the site). While the Critical Literacies course is starting up, we are entering the final few days of the EdFutures course Dave Cormier and I have been running for 7+ weeks Stephen Downes has a great article on Patterns of Change – the current topic. Still lots of time to jump in! (I

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#3 The End of Text Based Online Courses

Nine Shift

This was the year every online expert endorsed multi-media in online courses. Online courses are on their way to being 50% of how we learn in this century, from Kindergarten (before actually) through the rest of our lives.

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Teaching Online Courses – 60 Great Resources

Tony Karrer

I received an inquiry about resources that would help instructors who are about to move into teaching online courses. If you are going to teach a course online or run an online learning event or an online conference, then there’s even more to being successful at that. It made me immediately think back to my first experience with an online session.

Online Learning Course Design

Tony Karrer

The Work Literacy online learning course is over and Michele Martin - Deconstructing the Work Literacy Learning Event and Harold Jarche - Post Work Literacy have posted their thoughts around the event. Here are some thoughts on the course and the implications for design of similar kinds of online learning courses. Social Network as Course Platform Like social networks generally, Ning, unfortunately feels a bit scattered.

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eLearning Course Development

Tony Karrer

BJ Schone asks a good question in his post - How do you build eLearning courses? I have built our courses using a custom template created using HTML and JavaScript. They stressed that my courses would be difficult to maintain over time (in case I leave the company). My point of view was a little different: I chose this method because I have greater ability to customize courses as I please, and I can control every little detail of the course.

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Running SenseMaker® projects and Building signification frameworks - new courses announced

Dave Snowden

These courses are new this year - having run them in Europe, North America and Asia and got most of the kinks out, we’re now rolling these out in other regions. If you’re looking to work with SenseMaker®, these courses will combine theory, exercises and examples from the field to increase your capacity to use SenseMaker® regardless of sector, topic or application. The course is running in: Pretoria, South Africa - Tuesday 2nd June 2015. Tailored courses.

Manager Training Online Courses

Tony Karrer

What I like about these providers is the scope of what they offer -- many courses to choose from. I received an inquiry from someone I know, and I'm hoping people who read this blog can make suggestions. I'm looking for vendors who supply off-the-shelf training for basic manager skills such as, time management and delegation. Thus far I've looked at Element K, SkillSoft, Vital Learning, Ninth House, and Achieve Global.

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Khan and AI: Open Online Courses

George Siemens

It’s a candid discussion of what each of these educators wanted to achieve with opening up their courses and content and some of the challenges they faced in the process. I’ve been a bit frustrated in the past (actually, I still am) that the history of open courses has not been fully reflected in conversation about the Stanford AI class. It’s good to have growing diversity in researchers and educators offering alternative course models.

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More on Massive Open Online Courses

George Siemens

I presented to the EDUCAUSE NGLC Summer Learning series today on massive open online courses (MOOCs). It was one of the more active presentations I’ve been involved with in a while – the discussions were intense. I should have bailed on my slides (below) and just chatted with attendees. The recording is now available here. MOOCs EDUCAUSE from gsiemens

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