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.

Course 219

The edX, Udacity and Coursera Showdown

Dan Pontefract

February 20 – First official Udacity courses launch - CS 101: Building a Search Engine and CS 373: Programming a Robotic Car. March 5 – MITx launches first course 6.002x (Circuits and Electronics). April 23 – First official Coursera courses launch .

FAQ 270

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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.

FAQ 206

Do you want fries with that?

Harold Jarche

There’s nothing designed in the brain to make us readers. There are no systems in place from an evolutionary perspective designed for reading.”. There is the possibility that edX and Coursera in particular are using these non-credentialed courses as loss leaders.

FAQ 193

The edX, Udacity and Coursera Showdown

Dan Pontefract

February 20 – First official Udacity courses launch - CS 101: Building a Search Engine and CS 373: Programming a Robotic Car. March 5 – MITx launches first course 6.002x (Circuits and Electronics). April 23 – First official Coursera courses launch .

FAQ 181

GDPR will pop the adtech bubble

Doc Searls

” Of course what I just said greatly simplifies what the GDPR actually utters, in bureaucratic legalese. By design. In fact the Internet itself was designed for exactly that.

Informal Learning – the other 80%

Jay Cross

School is chock full of formal learning — courses, classes, and grades that obscure the fact that most learning at school is either self-directed or informal. To thrive in this environment, everyone must become student and faculty and publisher and instructional designer.

Creative Commons Use in For-Profit Company eLearning?

Tony Karrer

Of course, you can always find a corporate attorney who doesn’t want to do that even, but you probably can’t access common websites from that company either. What if I want to use the course content or part of the course content to teach employees or partners behind the firewall. This suggests that if you use ShareAlike licensed materials in a course for your employees, then the resulting work must be licensed the same way.

Point Solutions vs. Suites and Composition

Tony Karrer

The description of LAMS in their FAQ is interesting: LAMS is focussed on a very specific aspect of e-learning - sequences of learning activities, particularly collaborative activities. However, LAMS does not attempt to replicate the course administration functionality of a typical LMS/VLE/CMS.

Shift in eLearning from Pure Courseware towards Reference Hybrids

Tony Karrer

The shift I'm seeing is away from the design of pure "courseware" solutions and much more to "reference hybrid" solutions. It's designed to hit particular instructional objectives. It's designed to provide either real-time support for work tasks or near real-time support for look up. Often they are designed based around particular job functions and tasks to provide good on-the-job support.

Success Formula for Discussion Forums in Financial Services

Tony Karrer

Of course, there’s no easy answers here, but lots we can discuss and learn around this. Of course, there’s a lot of great information out there on this via eLearning Learning under terms like Discussion Forum , Collaboration in Discussion Forums , Discussion Forum Adoption , Benefits of Discussion Forums , Discussion Forum Case Studies. eLearning Technology , September 15, 2008 5 Easy Tips for Teaching Online Courses - Learning Putty , January 18, 2010 Forums – Day 1 – What is it?

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. Method Count Percent Alongside Formal Learning 26 63% Process Information / Training 22 54% Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) / Support Information 18 44% Commonly used resources, URL's to applications, documentation, Contact Information, etc. Honey Pots - Create pages that people are likely to update such as Common Support Issues, FAQ, etc.

Identity Networks Are Here

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

By adding Homesite functionality, a website can provide the following services: authenticate and identify users, assign identitifiers to a user's persona, provide a repository for identity data, and release that data, upon user consent, to other sites via the user's browser." ( FAQ ) Flickr , of course, is a website that allows people to upload and store photos. While designers could secure their website with Passport, only Microsoft created and held Passport accounts.

Meeting unreasonable needs

Clark Quinn

The ID was hired to do ‘training’ on the system, but access to SMEs is limited at beast, the uses in the different contexts were different enough that a course model isn’t a viable solution, yet this person wasn’t clear on what alternatives to take: “I am beginning to think that the position is flawed in its design.&#. Doing good ID does mean more responsibility on the designer in any case.

Places and People that Use The No Asshole Rule

Bob Sutton

  As their Careers FAQ page advises (and note they are kind enough to plug this blog): Talented and diverse people : We hire talented design thinkers who represent many perspectives, disciplines, nationalities, and points of view.

The OER Debate, In Full

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Tim responded, ‘After I spend tens of thousands of dollars paying an author, paying for editorial and design, etc., Of course, the case with the NC clause is that it does not make it trivial to define what others may or may not do. The only answer is, of course, that they must read the full Terms of Use on the site. Your motivation, and your experience, may prompt you to follow a different course. Designing Virtual Worlds. LPMud FAQ.