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Design Elements in a Personal Learning Environment

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

In this paper I would like to address the core design elements in the development of a personal learning architecture being developed in the National Research Council''s Learning and Performance Support Systems program. The MOOC combined several themes which were in themselves becoming increasingly important: the idea of massively multi-user environments, the idea of using open and distributed content, the idea of fully online delivery, and the packaging of these as an online course.

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5 Phrases to Make Mobile Work

Clark Quinn

The second one focuses on looking beyond the initial inference from the phrase “mlearning”: Anything but a course! Here we’re trying to help our stakeholders (and designers) think beyond the course and think about performance support, informal learning, collaboration, and more. While it might be about augmenting a course, it’s more likely to be access to information and people, as well as computational support.

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Instructional Designers (IDs) are now under more pressure than ever to deliver the best content, and a tool that many IDs are familiar with is a Learning Management System (LMS). In the simplest terms, this is a software package that manages course delivery and administration. For those who are unfamiliar with an LMS, this system, at a minimum, allows for learner registration and the delivery of eLearning courses or instructor-led training, which is usually in a web-enabled format.

Social Learning is NOT a new training trend

Jane Hart

Although in my earlier posting I pointed out some of the features of these two approaches, in this posting I first want to summarize the two approaches again. Support provided as close to the workflow as possible (ie not in a separate place or online space). CONTENT: Short, performance aids (in relevant formats – video, PDF, – rather than courses. INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN. Creating and producing formal courses and workshops using formal ISD/ADDIE methodologies.

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My Top 5 iOS Apps of the Week – Week #5

Luis Suarez

Trello : There are a number of different task management apps I have been using over the course of the years. And others stick around for a while, even in between upgrading devices, and while I realise I will be talking about my favourite ones over the course of time, the one I’m currently using and enjoying quite a bit is Trello. Well, that app is Workflow.

Supporting the Social Workplace Learning Continuum

Jane Hart

In my previous blog post I explained how I recognized it is difficult for a lot of organisations to support informal and social learning in their organisations, because they are unable to jump the two mindset hurdles of (a) thinking that learning only happens in training courses, and (b) that all organisational learning needs to be controlled by Training/L&D departments. But once again, this means we need to think differently about that whole design process.

The differences between learning in an e-business and learning in a social business

Jane Hart

Features. rich courses. Learning = something that only happens in a classroom or when it has been designed for you and/or when there is a teacher/trainer involved. Training often outsourced, on-demand access to self-paced learning, f2f networking important, facilitated collaborative/peer-learning available in the workflow. Recognises that informal learning can’t be designed not managed, and that true social learning can’t be (en)forced.

Social Learning doesn’t mean what you think it does!

Jane Hart

The changes we are seeing in Workplace Learning are of course just one part of the changes we are seeing in businesses as whole. Deb puts her finger on it in the third paragraph of her article: “Business structures founded on command and control, automation and process are giving way to structures that are less hierarchical and more dynamic, designed to engage people’s hearts and minds to make a difference in the world. ”. We have to provide instructionally-designed solutions.

The next generation of computer interfaces will drive better remote collaboration

Trends in the Living Networks

Among the numerous blog posts I have written about the evolution of interfaces , in 2008 I wrote about how the user interface featured in the film ‘Minority Report’ had been created by John Underkoffler, who had designed the concept for the film. When laptops are plugged into Mezzanine, those desktops’ pixels appear on the display triptych and can be moved, rescaled, and integrated into the session’s workflow.

Real learning – let’s not confuse it with completing templated exercises

Charles Jennings

Learning professionals spend a significant amount of their time (maybe even the majority) designing and delivering content and then evaluating completions and short-term memory outputs from structured mandatory and compliance training modules and courses.

ROI and Metrics in eLearning

Tony Karrer

Touted routinely by managers and project leaders, ROI is used as a selling point in print advertisements and is featured regularly in news and business discussions because, for every purch Build the Business Case for Training and Measuring ROI - LTI Magazine A training program with objectives linked to business results and backed with a solid business case is less vulnerable to spending cuts. Proving 900 Percent ROI The ROI for e-learning internally at Cisco is 900 percent per course.

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Beyond Institutions Personal Learning in a Networked World

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

What they are talking about these days is the destruction of the university at the hands of the massive open online course. As one of the people who invented the massive open online course, I feel a little personally involved here. Thinking in Models: for Design, for Learning… A large part of this talk is about that change. Here''s a model (Figure 1) of a workflow-processed employee to assist LMS selection. I''ve designed dozens of standards.

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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Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ

Tony Karrer

Elliott Masie Learners as designers. Branon Learning Management System App Stores Bob Little Apps, Not Courses Inge de Waard Augmented reality moves towards augmented learning with easy tools: Wikitude , Layar , ARToolKit.

Last Year's Predictions For 2008, Reviewed

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

And we saw attempts, at least, to popularize 'less democratic' processes in the writings of Andrew Keen , the growth of Citizendium and, of course, the Britannica Blog. However, the most important innovations in e-learning will involve advances in our understanding of how to design e-learning environments that help people learn—such as how to design serious games, VR environments, and online agents that promote appropriate cognitive processing during learning.

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What Not To Build

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Indeed, any time something becomes popular these days, it is designated as 'a platform' (in homage to web 2.0) Motion-sensitive and orientation interfaces are featured on things like the iPhone. Summarizing, data extraction, decision support / workflow support Business intelligence services already monitor and analyze web and internet traffic in support of corporate and military intelligence. This was the thinking behind the connectivism course we ran last fall.

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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.