Designing E-Learning 3.0 in gRSShopper - 10

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

course as well. course, and it's only by a miracle (so I discover after the fact) that I have published and archive copies of my OLDaily newsletter. When I set up the installer for Reclaim, I defined the directory locations as relative locations.

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Designing E-Learning 3.0 in gRSShopper - 2

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

In the previous segment I decided to create a course with modules and sections, and set up the modules. But it's also true that nobody wants to use the course calendar. People have their own calendars, and the course calendar has to work with those.

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Designing E-Learning 3.0 in gRSShopper - 9

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The RSS Feed The course isn't truly distributed until it has an RSS feed. We'll use the course newsletter as our RSS feed, except we'll publish the output in rss2 format instead of HTML. It's worth noting that I could put anything into an RSS feed like this - courses, modules, whatever.

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Designing E-Learning 3.0 in gRSShopper - 3

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

[ Part 1 - Part 2 - Part 3 - ] I have the basic structure of the course in place and now I want to fill it out with some content. The course starts in a couple of days and it's important to ensure people have something to see and work with.

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Supporting Work

Clark Quinn

I was thinking about this in terms of the ways in which L&D can support this process, and started noting the ways in which we can help besides courses. design social strategy A number of years ago, I discussed a valued model that talks about how we solve problems in the world.

Social First!

Clark Quinn

It might be asking a SME via an expertise directory. Here’s the thing: social networks are more likely to be up-to-date, and better able to deal with one-off questions and unique situations than our formally designed solutions. In situations where things are changing rapidly, formally designed solutions are not likely to be up to date with where things are, owing to the time to capture, process, and generate appropriate content. design social strategy

Learning Electron - Part 1

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The Udemy Courses To begin I did a fair amount of searching on the web. I worked on the first course over the holidays; I haven't started the second course yet. If nothing else, pointing me to Visual Studio Code made the course worth the price of admission.

Inputs for an Article

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Which is to say, how can the courses be designed to minimise the drop-outs if at all There's no reason to reduce the number of lurkers. When a course is open, it attract a large number of people who just want to take a look, and that's fine. In an open course, there is not such a significant up-front investment, and therefore much less concern about people who would rather do something else. Taking a course in Coursera is far batter than doing nothing.

Open Source eLearning Tools

Tony Karrer

Probably one of the better sources on this is Jane Hart’s Instructional Tools Directory. Of course, I’d recommend skimming through eLearning Learning to find the latest and greatest. Learning on the Leading Edge , February 9, 2009 Harold Jarche » Open Source LMS - Learning and Working on the Web , June 25, 2006 Selecting an Open-Source Online Course Development and Delivery Platform - Tony Karrer delicious links , February 16, 2010 Have LMSs Jumped The Shark?

Enabling JavaScript to read files on your drive via Dropbox: A “Where I went wrong” puzzle.

David Weinberger

I tried figuring out how to set up a virtual directory , but the initial efforts failed and monkeying with apache files scares me. No directory browsing for you! (To min.js”></script> Of course, if you prefer to download your own copy of jQuery instead of using Google’s, go ahead. ” The “ /” is redundant — it says “that folder is in the current directory” but I’m superstitious.

Online Learning Environment - 1999

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

There is more documentation of the same system in my 1997 presentation, later published as a paper, Web-Based Courses: The Assiniboine Model (Wayback version here ). OLe ( O nline L earning E nvironment – pronounced oh-lay) is an internet based system for distance education course delivery.

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Making Your L&D Department Meaningful & Relevant

Charles Jennings

Managers need to be involved in this ‘post-training reinforcement’ as well as in any course or programme planning. In many cases this simply doesn’t happen and any value that may have come form a workshop, programme or eLearning course disappears without trace.

Why Corporate Training is Broken And How to Fix It

Jay Cross

Traditional training departments cannot build courses fast enough to keep up with the speed of change. The American Society for Training and Development was founded and designers brought a systems focus to training. Standardized courses and workshops multiplied.

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Because advertising encourages Alzheimer’s

Doc Searls

Every blog has an actual directory path that goes domainname/year/month/day/post. Not by design, anyway. Except, of course, to the degree it drives us to remember — through “branding&# and other techniques — the name of a company or product.).

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.

Social Media: An Interview

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I was asked to contribute my responses to interview questions on social media for a new journal called The Future of Learning and of course I was happy to send some thoughts along. It engaged me not only into the course content but also into the arguments and opinions of other people in the class. Before this course, their opinions had been irrelevant - it was about me, the course content, and my papers and tests, which the instructors would mark.

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CoP Series #6: Community Leadership in Learning

Nancy White

Perhaps there is also the subject matter expert who comes in to create a course or determine the content pieces, and an instructional designer who organizes that content based on pedagogical principles and within the constraints of the technologies in use.

Bring on The Live Web

Doc Searls

You know, like this: But rather than dwell on client-server design issues, I’d rather look at ways we can break out of the submissive-dominant mold, which I believe we have to do in order for the Live Web to get built out for real.

Using SharePoint

Tony Karrer

Using SharePoint before, during and after courses This typically takes the form of sharing best practices, code examples, templates, links; posting announcements; having discussions; showing calendar items; supporting student profiles; supporting student project work; sharing notes, documents; providing course content. They would share course materials, project plans, documents. They had profiles, directories, blogs to help foster sharing between spread out teams.

Words of Wisdom*

Clark Quinn

Of course we stopped those, as we need a coordinated approach. Our first move was, of course, to purchase an LMS. We got a full fledged authoring suite and asked our trainers to develop courses. Of course we have pre-tests so we can show a delta and validate our work. Right now games are hot, and we found that one of our loading dock personnel was a talented game designer. We’ve also developed a full ethics course for delivery on mobile phones.

Learning for the 21st Century

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

The story goes that when a reporter asked Albert Einstein for his phone number, the physicist looked it up in the phone directory, explaining “Why should I memorise something when I know where to find it?&# Instructional designers no longer have time to develop formal courses. They will also have to be their own instructional designers, selecting the best methods of learning. Increasingly, we co- create knowledge in the course of collaboration and work.

Toward a Pattern Language for Enterprise 2.0 : Andrew McAfee’s Blog

Andy McAfee

Technology appears to have been designed for the user Technology appears to have been designed for someone other than the user — the developer, the boss, a lawyer, etc. ’ Of course, the primary goal of enterprise IT is not to delight users, but rather to increase the value of the company. His definition: "Social architecture is the conscious design of an environment that encourages certain social behavior leading towards some goal or set of goals."

Help! My Nonprofit Needs A Data Nerd

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.

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Irving Wladawsky-Berger: A Personal Year of Transition

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The course focused on the major challenges that a business must deal with to successfully bring a disruptive innovation to market, including technical and market strategies as well as organizational and cultural issues.

Developer workshop - CCv1.1 and basic LTI v1.0

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Associated content in a learning application object directory. So we can provide a reference to an eBook directly from the LMS, such that the reference points directly to the place in the eBook (section and page) relevant to the placement in the course. There is a directory of resources: [link] Also, JISC has created a 'transcoder' that created common cartridges from other types of resource. Unzip the PHP from the DVD into the directory and test your install.

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Online Community Toolkit | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Planning, Designing and Running Online Events Designing Online Events Online Events Assessment Tool Case History: CGIAR’s Gender & Diversity “Creating Connections Online&# Report (Aug 2002) LINK Evaluation Examples: 2002 and Net*Working 2004 Online Event Evaluation Report (nice to see a full event evaluation!)

Share Conference: Catalyzing the Sharing Economy on May 13-14

Beth Kanter

If you look closely, the crowd is becoming like a company: self funding, designing, producing, and sharing what they already have. To access the full directory companies visit the Mesh Index, at

Is craigslist or eHarmony the Right Model for Enterprise 2.0?

Andy McAfee

As they explained this to me I was, of course, nodding my head vigorously in agreement. These questions are designed to reveal what kind of person a respondent is, and what kind of colleague she’d be. Hiring is, of course, a crucially important type of interconnection; McKinsey believes that it’s far too important to be handled in a freeform manner, and so has adopted a PP-like approach. How To Make The iPhone More Of A Phone

Steven Berlin Johnson

From its opening screen, pressing it downwards takes the user to the directory. Finally, I don't think the design problem here has anything to do with Favorites. The design issue is the lack of customization (as noted above). Third party apps could go there, too, of course. The hardware design is sleek and beautiful, but way too simple.

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A New Website, Part Seven - Converting The Data

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

It also means I can draw from the examples of Drupal designers when I do have to create some custom content. Of course, many of these were designed for Drupal version 5, and won't work in the Drupal 5.0 Create a subdirectory under the modules directory, and stuff your module code into it. The files and the directory have the same root name, and the tyoes of files are indicated by the extension. The 'flexinode' module I'm working with was designed for Drupal 4.7

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Web 2.0 Applications in Learning

Tony Karrer

It was designed to be a small to medium size group discussion, but because the room was large it was very challenging to do that successfully. And, of course, part of the scattering is that people in different kinds of organizations are going to have different needs. Tools - A Summary and particularly my use of the course wiki as the basis for putting course notes, having each team put up their work, etc.

Hot List - April 1, 2009 to April 11, 2009

Tony Karrer

Read on for notes from a webinar today, April 9, 2009: Building Better Learning Games: Leveraging Game Design and User Testing for Results Our hosts today: Enspire Learning (Ben Katz) Doorways to Dreams D2D -- financial entertainment. Systems approach of designing instruction - Adventures in Corporate Education , April 8, 2009 I’ve posted before about the Dick & Carey method of instructional design - while I was taking a class based on the Dick & Carey method.

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Putting It All Together. Privacy, Security, Cybercrime and Safety

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Web designers and coders, they're not doing anything about it. We need a directory of tech experts in New Brunswick, so we know who's here. Me (of course), someone from Holland, someone from Japan) That's the power of these conferences - the networking. Summary of a talk by Parry Aftab at the IFIPTMA Conference in Moncton. It is important that you know why I am so trustworthy. I am the most trustworthy person on the internet.

A Cluetrain talk turns 10

Doc Searls

Designed by the architect Jean Nouvel and esteemed for its acoustics, it was the most flattering jewell box into which the stone of my rough self has ever been placed as a speaker. There’s war, of course. Like telephone directories, which are also publications, it gives us ways to look up stores, services, and each other. That’s what Web page designers do when they talk about delivering an experience to an audience.

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A New Website, Part Five - Basic Drupal Configuration

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

If you were installing Drupal for just one site, you would have come to this point very quickly - in previous installations it has taken less than half an hour to download and install the Drupal software in my website directory, create the Drupal database, and run the installation routine. Who comes up with this sort of design?) Of course, we still have no content at all showing on the home page.

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Beginner2Beginner: Javascript multi-file upload + PHP to process it

David Weinberger

If you need to design for the world of old-fashioned browsers, then you need to find a competent explanation. Then Me designates a particular folder as the container for the uploaded files. Me chooses one called “tmp” in the same directory as the PHP script. Make sure you have such a folder and the permissions are set, or, of course, create one with whatever name you’d like.).