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? Design Meta-Learning

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Physical libraries in a digital world

David Weinberger

I’m at the final meeting of a Harvard course on the future of libraries, led by John Palfrey and Jeffrey Schnapp. They have three guests in to talk about physical library space. He begins by pointing out that until the beginning of the 20th century, a library was not a place but only a collection of books. He gives a quick history of Harvard Library. After the library burned down in 1764, the libraries lived in fear of fire, until electric lights came in.

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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Education and, of course, the Net

Harold Jarche

Roger Schank: the on line education revolution: its all about the design. We had two sources of information: adults in our limited networks and the few books in the public library. Here are some of the observations and insights that were shared via Twitter this past week. .

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How Effective are Video-Based Training Courses?

TOPYX LMS

3 Benefits of Video-Based Training Courses. Video-based training courses pack an impressive punch in the area of benefits. For example, a video-based training course is…. Self-paced – A learner can choose his or her own rate at which to advance in the course.

Technology Stewardship at Libraries – Free Online Event | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

If you are a librarian or library junkie, join us! Nancy is recognized internationally for her research exploring online communities today, and in her work as a technology steward, designer and builder of online interaction spaces.

Adaptive Path’s SF Studio Library: A Social and Thinking Space

Adaptive Path

Adaptive Path's San Francisco studio library was originally set up by Chiara Ogan, and when she left last year, she entrusted it to me. Among Chiara's many talents, she's a trained and experienced librarian, and she set up a complete library system about which she blogged in December of 2010 , when we were at our Brannan Street location. I'm not a trained librarian, but I am a compulsive classifier and organizer*, so I jumped at the chance to run our library.

All Social is Learning | Organizational Knowledge Design

Martijn Linssen

We know this is not automatically so, learned that in the intro to Logic, Sets and Numbers (an actual college course I took in the 70’s). Consider what is learned at the lonely library table as compared to what is learned when applying knowledge in a social context.

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Adaptive Path’s SF Studio Library: A Social and Thinking Space

Adaptive Path

Adaptive Path's San Francisco studio library was originally set up by Chiara Ogan, and when she left last year, she entrusted it to me. Among Chiara's many talents, she's a trained and experienced librarian, and she set up a complete library system about which she blogged in December of 2010 , when we were at our Brannan Street location. I'm not a trained librarian, but I am a compulsive classifier and organizer*, so I jumped at the chance to run our library.

Catch up strategies in online courses | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

She was essentially asking, how do we catch up when we are lost or left behind in an online learning course/class/workshop? This hit home because right now I’m facilitating a workshop and have totally fallen behind in two online courses I’m ostensibly “taking!&#

Full Circle Associates " Catch up strategies in online courses

Nancy White

She was essentially asking, how do we catch up when we are lost or left behind in an online learning course/class/workshop? This hit home because right now I’m facilitating a workshop and have totally fallen behind in two online courses I’m ostensibly “taking!&#

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Catch up strategies in online courses | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

She was essentially asking, how do we catch up when we are lost or left behind in an online learning course/class/workshop? This hit home because right now I’m facilitating a workshop and have totally fallen behind in two online courses I’m ostensibly “taking!&#

Video Lessons

Clark Quinn

So, I’ve been creating a ‘deeper elearning’ course for one of the video course providers. And there were some realizations in this, of course. Of course, he’s been doing video for decades. design technology

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The enormous opportunity for writers and readers in an ebook world

Ross Dawson

We covered a lot of territory in the interview, ranging across topics including why ebooks are rising so rapidly to the impact on booksellers and libraries. Of course quantity does not equate to quality, with much self-published writing hardly inspiring.

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How Not to Adopt an LCMS

Xyleme

Create topics to be distributed as microlearning or assembled into a course. They can gather information on existing processes, work through the process changes, and design the rich library of templates needed for your organization.

The year’s top posts on Working Smarter

Jay Cross

Working smarter draws upon ideas from design thinking, network optimization, brain science, user experience design, learning theory, organizational development, social business, technology, collaboration, web 2.0 Blogging Community Complexity Design Just Jay MOOCs Working Smarter

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[liveblog] International Conf. of Univ. Libs: Morning talks

David Weinberger

I’m at The 13th annual International Conference of University Libraries (Conferencia Internacional sobre Bibliotecas Universitarias) at the Autonomous University of Mexico in Mexico City. Her topic: “Reinventing the Library: Technology as a Catalyst.” Mariel’s group is building online scheduling of meeting with libraries. Rural students need to learn how to use the Web to search the university library. Look at user needs to design services.

From Content to Experience

Clark Quinn

I think elearning designers have the same problem: they are given a knowledge dump, and have to somehow transform that into an effective experience. What’s a designer to do? The problem is, designers will be told, “we need a course on this”, and given a dump of Powerpoints (PPTs), documents (PDFs), and maybe access to a subject matter expert (SME). And this, by itself, isn’t a foundation for a course. design strategy

The Knowledge and Learning Transfer Problem

Charles Jennings

Of course he was right. Of course exposure to other people is one of the primary ways we learn and improve our performance. Of course we don’t ‘deliver’ or ‘transfer’ learning either. Of course this is easier said than done. National Library of Australia.

3 Simple Ways to Embed Learning in the Flow of Work

Xyleme

Add a search box in the applications learners use every day such as Salesforce or Slack and allow them to easily search your learning library. Sometimes we struggle to get started because the problem seems too big.

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Digital Learning Survey 2019 – Most Tech Doesn’t Stack Up

Xyleme

Since content is centralized and easily searchable, authors can quickly find and reuse content for their courses, lessons or other learning objectives. Instructors can easily administrate all assessments and course materials from one location.

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5 Defining Characteristics of a “Next Gen” LCMS

Xyleme

Supports modern outputs designed to allow novices to build their depth of knowledge and experts to scan for what they need. World-class consultants who can help you reimagine your design and development process and build scalable solutions.

Digital Learning Survey 2019 – Most Tech Doesn’t Stack Up

Xyleme

Since content is centralized and easily searchable, authors can quickly find and reuse content for their courses, lessons or other learning objectives. Instructors can easily administrate all assessments and course materials from one location.

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ATD 2019: Oprah, Seth Godin & “Causing a Ruckus” in Training & Development

Xyleme

From keynotes by Seth Godin and Oprah, to practical tools for visual design and a big picture look at the future of learning management, this year’s conference featured 300+ sessions, 12 content tracks and 3 industry tracks, and drew more than 13,000 attendees to Washington, D.C. Want to learn more about how our award-winning LCMS helps organizations of all sizes streamline and simplify the management of even the most complex learning libraries?

[liveblog] International Univ. Lib. conference: Afternoon panel

David Weinberger

I’m at the International Conference on University Libraries (Conferencia Internacional sobre Bibliotecas Universitarias) in Mexico City. Another report worth reading: The ALA Center for the Future of the Library Trends. The recent one has some topics shared between Higher Ed and Academic Libraries, including maker spaces. She quotes a tweet from @JGrobelny: “Libraries need to protect the culture of learning, not just its resources.”

LMS vs. LCMS

Xyleme

A Learning Management System (LMS) is a software application that allows a company, school, or organization to administer, document, track, and report on the delivery of educational courses and training programs. Shared media and document library. Shared Media and Document Library. ?.

Learning Experience Portals?

Clark Quinn

Of course, they’re organized by the business unit offering them. And, of course, the resources aren’t all about learning. The in-the-moment video is as needed as is the course on a new skill. And of course exaggerated claims about who does what.

[2b2k] Jon Orwant of Google Books

David Weinberger

He’s giving a talk to Harvard’s librarians about his perspective on how libraries might change, a topic he says puts him out on a limb. Title of his talk: “Deriving the library from first principles.&# Foot traffic to libraries is going down. Library budgets are being squeezed. “Public libraries are definitely feeling the pinch&# exactly when people have less discretionary money and thus are spending more time at libraries.

Some Recent MOOCs (March-April, 2013)

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

MOOCs @ ScHARR New MOOC courses run by ScHARR (The University of Sheffield). These 3 new courses are offered through Blackboard's CourseSites platform. There is more information about each course below. The course will start April 22th 2013. We have courses in the following areas: Differential Calculus, Algebra, Differential Equations, Organic Chemistry and many more. All course content is now available, and the discussion board for Week 1 is open.

LMS vs. LCMS

Xyleme

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.

The Need to Adapt to the Speed of Change or Die: lessons for L&D from the retail industry

Charles Jennings

Information dissemination (often the bulk of many training courses) doesn’t constitute the best use of time for specialists in building workforce knowledge and capability, nor for the intended recipients. Poor interface design is often the answer.

Learning Electron - Part 1

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Node is a Javascript library that normally runs on a web server. 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.

LibraryLab funded project librapalooza

David Weinberger

The Harvard Library Lab , which issues grants for library innovation at the University, is holding a forum in which all the projects get 5 mins to introduce themselves. It’s intended for classroom use, or, of course, for anyone. This is a viewer designed specifically for viewing historical atlases online. They’re working on ways to spatially search information in the Harvard Library system. and the Watson Library at the Met).

Introducing Findings

Steven Berlin Johnson

During my college years, I lost a semester trying to build an epic Hypercard stack called "Curriculum" that would help me organize all my notes for the courses that I had stopped attending because I was too busy building the software. (Oh, A blog post I had written about Devonthink in 2004 had included this little riff: The other thing that would be fascinating would be to open up these personal libraries to the external world.

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[siu] Accessing content

David Weinberger

Academic libraries can set up a fund to pay for such access. “Even libraries hate free ebooks.” is creating MARC records for these free books to make it easy for libraries to include the. A bit like the Library License project from the Harvard Library Innovation Lab. Marge Avery , ex of MIT Press and now at MIT Library, says the traditional barriers sto access are price, time, and format. It remains a risk, of course.

Content as a Service

Xyleme

As instructional designers, we create our learning products, package them up with all the content and media, wish them well, and ship them off to the LMS’s – never to be seen again. Learners must go through a cumbersome process of logging in, registering for the course, launching the course, then navigating through it to find the bit they are interested in. It takes months to create big monolithic eLearning courses that we lose control of once we ship to an LMS.

gRSShopper in a Box

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

To harvest the course data I'm actually using an NRC-built tool in development called BeeYard. This will be useful in the long ter as it allows me to centralize aggregation functions to course providers aren't hit by a million personal aggregators.

The Real Goal of Open Educational Resources

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

UNESCO (again) - "For students, OERs offer free access to some of the world’s best courses and even degree programs. For teachers, ministries of education and governments, OERs provide free and legal access to some of the world’s best courses." OER ensures that students have access to all course material from the first day of class." It will be used, of course. That's why we (still) need libraries, and cost-free digital copies, and the rest of it.

[annotation][2b2k] Mediathread

David Weinberger

It’s used in many courses at Columbi, as well as around the world. It began with Vital, a video library tool. ” It’s designed for classes. Jonah Bossewich and Mark Philipsonfrom Columbia University talk about Mediathread , an open source project that makes it easy to annotate various digital sources. NOTE: Live-blogging. Getting things wrong. Missing points. Omitting key information. Introducing artificial choppiness. Over-emphasizing small matters.

Giving 2.0 ProjectU

Beth Kanter

The author of the book, Giving 2.0 , has just released all her teaching notes and syllabi, along with philanthropy library. The idea is simple – by open sourcing her materials, she hopes to inspire more colleges to incorporate courses on philanthropy in their curriculum.

Dated best practices

Jay Cross

off-the-shelf content libraries. Let’s forget off-the-shelf content libraries, shall we? formal courses with informal learning. Sometimes supplant formal courses… Combine basic with just-in-time. Design all content with reusability in.

What does the Internet of Everything mean to you?

Harold Jarche

The Internet is morphing from the global library into the global supercomputer. “Cisco believes that many organizations are already experiencing the Internet of Things (IoT)—the networked connection of physical objects.

[liveblog] metaLab

David Weinberger

Harvard metaLab is giving an informal Berkman Klein talk about their work on designing for ethical AI. Jeffrey Schnapp introduces metaLab as “an idea foundry, a knowledge-design lab, and a production studio experimenting in the networked arts and humanities.” Matthew Battles and Jessica Yurkofsky begin by talking about Curricle, a “new platform for experimenting with shopping for courses.” Matthew: It’s designed to focus on particular topics.

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