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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. As always I do this by looking through eLearning Learning and related sites like Communities and Networks Connection.

Learning as Artifact Creation

George Siemens

Today, information is networked and digital. In 2004, I tried to respond to the network/digitization alpha trend by describing the new actions and experiences that were available to learners: Connectivism: A Learning Theory for the Digital Age. Connectivism was presented as a theory that described how learning happened in networks, complex ambiguous information spaces, digital environments, and the increased opportunities of the participative web. It’s a new course.

Peeragogy

Jay Cross

Our role is to protect their environment, provide nutrients for growth, and let nature take its course. A landscape designer’s goal is to conceptualize a harmonious, unified, pleasing garden that makes the most of the site at hand.

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What tools should we learn?

Harold Jarche

Social Bookmarks. Perhaps the simplest way to start sharing organisational knowledge is with social bookmarks. Enter the social bookmark. Social bookmarks are web sites that let you create an account in order to save web pages. Delicious is one big folksonomy.

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Beyond Institutions Personal Learning in a Networked World

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The talk is called "Beyond Institutions Personal Learning in a Networked World" and I want to begin with a story that came across the wires recently and I thought was very appropriate for this venue. Not getting the point that learning today is about play and socializing.

MOOC - The Resurgence of Community in Online Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

In this presentation Stephen Downes addresses the question of how massive open online courses (MOOCs) will impact the future of distance education. slide 1 – MOOC Wordle] My objective in this talk is to address how the massive open online course (MOOC) will impact the future of distance education, and in particular, strategies and examples of the use of MOOCs to promote cultural and linguistic diversity. That gives us four terms: ‘massive’, ‘open’, ‘online’, and ‘course’.

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Jay Cross's Informal Learning - Untitled Article

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

The following are the top items from featured sources based on social signals. RSS never blocks you or goes down: why social networks need to be decentralized - OReilly Radar , September 14, 2009. Scoring with Social Media: 6 Tips for Using Analytics - HarvardBusiness.org , September 21, 2009. Screenr - Lockergnome Blog Network , September 11, 2009. Young and addicted to social networks: and they’ve never written so much - edublogs , September 29, 2009.

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Smart.fm: Developing a Great Experience

Adaptive Path

iPhone app the team had moved from design into development. We tested scenarios and we tweaked the design when implementation revealed new ways to solve problems. As an Internet connected service, the app is constantly downloading information over the network. The final design for data synchronization results in the user seeing some shorts bursts of network activity while browsing around. app is designed to work a lot like the iPod app. Part of the Smart.fm

Sustainability and MOOCs in Historical Perspective

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

We're going to talk about the factors that led to the development of the Massive Open Online Course and Connectivism and the new phenomena in learning today. Distance learning therefore required the creation and distribution of learning content, of course packages that would support independent study. They had the model of the course packages, and they had the model of the classes. WebCT in English stands for "Web Course Tools." Of course, we had instant messaging.

eLearning Learning - Best of May

Tony Karrer

Top Posts The following are the top posts from featured sources based on social signals. Blogger in Middle-earth , May 26, 2009 Tips for Working with SMEs - Bozarthzone , May 21, 2009 Social Networking in Times of Stress and Personal Emergencies - Electronic Papyrus , May 11, 2009 Aligning Learning Theory with Instructional Design - The E-Learning Curve , May 21, 2009 Developing a PLE Using Web 2.0

A Year in Photos

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Organizations aren’t thinking about the ‘networked individual’ – the networking choices and patterns of individual Internet users. They’re still focused on their own organizational information systems and traditional institutional networks. -- William H.

The Mall Wide Web

Doc Searls

Here’s another: Adam Rifkin ’s Pandas and Lobsters: Why Google Cannot Build Social Applications. “Social&# sites are malls. On social networks we are all lobsters, and lobsters just wanna have fun. Social apps are lobster traps; Google apps do not bait users with their friends. Social apps are action-reaction interaction loops; Google apps are designed just for action. There’s always a bigger picture, of course.

stevenberlinjohnson.com: Apple Opens Up

Steven Berlin Johnson

What were starting to see here (and of course in the anti-DRM letter from earlier this year) is a pretty significant shift in Jobs public relations strategy, in that he seems to have recognized that there are limits to secrecy. let's see how open it really is -- if it is a platform designed to serve developers, and if they do real work in catering to developers and building a community for them, or if this is simply an open door to apple's prison (i.e.

I'm Over Here Now…

Andy McAfee

I’m really happy with how it looks, but would love your feedback – please leave a comment if you have anything to say about the design and layout. It allows people to easily add your posts to delicious, etc or share them on Facebook and other social networks. its just a good blog to get your latest information in design/art world. and here is not a kind of SNS website (Social Networking Services).

Need Your Feedback on my Triangulating Thinking | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Lilia has written about it to help me, but now I need my network to help me sharpen my thinking. This pattern has three phases: support and personal validation, connection to a community and/or network for practice and learning and finally, external validation.

Need Your Feedback on my Triangulating Thinking | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Lilia has written about it to help me, but now I need my network to help me sharpen my thinking. This pattern has three phases: support and personal validation, connection to a community and/or network for practice and learning and finally, external validation.

How I use social media | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

I figured it would be good to exercise my memory a bit and unearth some of the key stories that led me to to my social media use today, and perhaps surface some of my patterns. Social media is a great place to fail. Social media enables this. The blog made the network visible.