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The Future IMS Learning Design

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The Future IMS Learning Design What is the future of learning design? Joel Greenberg My own personal view: maybe the world is moving on, and maybe the idea of 'design' is a bit old fashioned. The idea is to lead academics to a lightweight narrative, and having them design around it. My experience is that your standard academic simply won't touch this stuff (learning design). A more open, collaborative support environment has potentioal to lead wider adoption.

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Exploring the Potential: Innovating Uses of Technology in Teaching and Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Don McIntosh An Old Curmudgeon’s View of Technology in Education I put together a director of vendors of online learning products and services - more than 2000 products there, including hundreds of LMSs. I wanted to design a tool for myself, and I want a tool that would allow everyone to develop questions for themselves. Everything happens in a single product. This is also the place where free and open source software (FOSS) can emerge.

The Future of Learning Management Systems: Development, Innovation and Change

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Course completion rates are a problem, also student authentication. In Canada, similar, 12-16% of post-secondary students taking an online course for credit. Software that provides instant feedback could be effective in improving course performance.

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Learning as Artifact Creation

George Siemens

Yet, change is happening, often under the radar of enthusiasts because it’s harder to sell a technology product or draw clicks to a website when being nuanced and contextual. Details regarding cognitive processes, teacher actions, learner mindsets, design models, and social interaction remain rudimentary. One student creates an image to detail the architecture of the course. It’s a new course. It’s a new course.

The Best of Times, The Worst of Times: opportunities and challenges for the L&D profession

Charles Jennings

Always-On and Hyper-Connected Of course there are many L&D departments that are responding well to the dramatic changes that are occurring in the way that work is accomplished and all the changing expectations that come with that.

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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. According to a source, one research study on this type of opt-out mechanism led to opt-out rates of more than 70%.

Open Education, MOOCs, and Opportunities

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

These systems were modeled on distance education resources such as programmed texts and course workbooks. These were designed originally by organizations such as the Open University, in Britain, and Canada''s Athabasca University. Online courses were developed according to a protocol that developed over 20 years of experience. This project, funded by Foundations such as Hewlett, involved the conversion and distribution of all MIT course materials on the internet.

STEM Literacy is for Everyone

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Among LINC’s key projects is Blossoms - Blended Learning Open Source Science or Math Studies , which is developing a large free repository of video modules created by gifted volunteers from around the world to assist school teachers with math and science courses. They are not even taking STEM courses in school, - be it high school, post-secondary education or college. opportunities opening up in the newly industrialized societies.

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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Liveblogging Sid Meier 2.

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « "Using the Company as the Classroom" (Business Week) | Main | more Sid » June 05, 2008 Liveblogging Sid Meier 2. talking about creating sense of anticpation in learner/gamer."we

Plans

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Courses Offering online courses allows me to test my ideas in the real world, both in terms of the course design and software itself, as well as in terms of the ideas presented through the course. course was an excellent example of this. I have a rough plan to offer three courses in 2019: Connectivism and Learning , reprising the content of the course I developed in Naples a couple years ago, but modified for delivery via gRSShopper in a cMOOC format.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Small Basket of MindMapping Items

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « The Invention of Good Games:Understanding Learning Design in Commercial Video Games (Katrin Becker thesis) | Main | Facebbok apps now work on other sites.what is the hard part to figure out here?

How to Get the Greatest ROI from eLearning

TOPYX LMS

Whether it’s an investment in oneself, a business, another person, or a product, a quality return is always desired. Course content – No eLearning course can be offered unless it has content, and content is not necessarily free. After all, course designers must be paid.

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Connective Knowledge and Open Resources

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The practical implementation of connectivism is the massive open online course, or MOOC. Rather, we encouraged people to create course content and to contribute to the course through their own websites, through discussion groups, communities, and and other forum they chose. We had about 170 blogs created to support the course, and we aggregated these using RSS – content syndication supporting online learning. It led to our first web-based course a year later.

Presentation to UNCTAD's Advisory Group on "Developing skills, knowledge and capacities through innovation: E-Learning, M-Learning, cloud-Learning"

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

We''ve discovered in recent offerings of online courses, people started out enthusiastically, but are unable to finish the course because they''ve run out of time. This is something that does not come from the online course, or even the online environment. Learning looks at the online course, as a course. What I mean by that is the traditional college/university course. learning in many respects begins as a set of course tools for web support.

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The Rise of Vendor Relationship Management

John Hagel

They are able to access more and more information about products and vendors and to more readily switch from one vendor to another in a world of expanding choice.  Most of us think of markets in conventional terms – it is about vendors seeking out customers and persuading them to buy more of their products and services. Our world is being turned upside down by the Big Shift.

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The aging workforce (part 3)

Dave Snowden

Universities would benefit from more active engagement by older students in many a course. It covered the full accountancy field in a year rather than five and was designed to give a general manager an appreciation of language. All bar the final one are open source material.

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Community 2.0

John Hagel

Well, a couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of delivering the opening keynote presentation at the Community 2.0 Of course, few of these ventures were actually virtual communities and even fewer had any real understanding of what was required to build sustainable virtual communities.

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Rejected: On being disappointed, sorta

George Siemens

I experimented with various blended and online courses (I remember, in early 2000, running a course in Groove – a P2P system since purchased by Microsoft – because I didn’t like the limited functionality of the web-based instructional systems we had access to at that time) and different types of media, video, and simulations. I find conference presentations, blogging, open courses, and interactions online much more satisfying. Funding Sources.

Making Software, Making Money

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

And not so far as when he says that open source does not work. I hate to be the one to state the obvious, but: the fact that open source didn't work for Dave Tosh doesn't mean that open source doesn't work. He writes, Having worked on a true open source project for more than three years I am now more convinced than ever that the open source model does not work. The project to which he refers, of course, is ELGG.

Beyond Free ? Open Learning in a Networked World

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

They are however designed to be standalone talks as well so hopefully you will not be as unfulfilled after the talk as you might be afraid of being. She challenges the concept of the Massive Open Online Course by asking, "What is the problem that MOOCs appear to have solved?"

Best of informal learning since September 1, 2010…

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Can experience be designed?” Teaching Online Courses – 60 Great Resources - eLearning Technology , October 25, 2010. Open Source eLearning Tools - eLearning Technology , October 13, 2010. Six Ways to Supercharge Your Productivity - HarvardBusiness.org , September 7, 2010. Sleepwalkers – the emerging landscape of organisational learning - Performance Learning Productivity , November 4, 2010. Informal Learning Flow.

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. There are different senses of the word ‘open’ in education.

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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. But, a few preliminaries before I start the talk, because it's all about open education. :) This presentation is available now at that website. Distance learning therefore required the creation and distribution of learning content, of course packages that would support independent study. How did we design this?

What are Emergent Cities? - EMERGENT CITIES

Seb Paquet

Some are hidden and closed, some are visible and wide open, others are somewhere in the middle. Emergent Cities, or whatever these big ideas gel into, are going to be an historical eye opener. How can the people who are passionate about your issue, product or idea help you move forward?

Sales eLearning – 21 Great Resources

Tony Karrer

Of course, it’s such a big topic that I decided to cheat and quickly point the person to eLearning Learning and particular to eLearning Sales , eLearning Sales Metrics , Sales eLearning Case Studies , and Sales Performance Support. What’s an instructional designer doing attending sales training? One of the things I love about instructional design is that it engages me both analytically and creatively. I was asked about approaches for eLearning for Sales People.

The Role of Open Educational Resources in Personal Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Presented to the Best Practices in Upgrading Online,Calgary, via Adobe Connect, March 29, 2011 The very first thing I want to do is to counter thedisclaimer that frightened me as this session opened, it was very loud, andsaid all kinds of things about how this was all private and cannot be shared.You can share this presentation all you want. I do want to talk about the role of open educationalresources in personal learning. What does it mean to say thatour network is open?

My new Pebble e-watch reviewed

David Weinberger

Pebble has done an outstanding job of blogging about the process by which it has gone from concept to shipping product, and I’ve generally liked the choices they’ve made. Plus I very much like the idea of being able to download watch faces that are open source and designed by, well, anyone. Of course this is a personal reaction. My Pebble watch arrived a week ago. It’s a programmable wristwatch that talks to your Android phone or iPhone.

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Napster, Udacity, and the Academy

Clay Shirky

The people in the music industry weren’t stupid, of course. Higher education is now being disrupted; our MP3 is the massive open online course (or MOOC), and our Napster is Udacity, the education startup. We have several advantages over the recording industry, of course. A massive open online class is usually a series of video lectures with associated written materials and self-scoring tests, open to anyone. Open systems are open.

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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. Open Educational Resources Matures 4.

Open Learning, Open Networks

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Open online learning entered the mainstream with the growth and popularity of MOOCs, but while interest in open online courses has never been greater MOOCs represent only the first step in a broader open learning infrastructure. Preliminaries: Openness Downtown Syracuse.

Beyond Institutions Personal Learning in a Networked World

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

As Peter said this is part 2 of a trilogy of talks, I gave the first one yesterday at University of Greenwich on the topic of "Open learning and open educational resources". As one of the people who invented the massive open online course, I feel a little personally involved here.

Workshop on Mass Collaboration - Day One

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Recent mass phenomena: Wikipedia, tagging, blogging, Scratch, massive open online courses and connectivism, citizen science, maker-space Who is creating these? Can we design mass collaboration? sofwtare engineers, LAN designers, etc. The Encyclopedia Britannica is an example of consumer culture; but Wikipedia is an example of a culture of participation (of course, we should differentiate between different levels of participation).

Communication Nation: What do you love?

Dave Gray

As individuals and as a species, I believe we will be happier and more productive if we can improve our ability to communicate. Communication Nation Communication is one of the most important skills anyone can have, in business and in life.

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Top 10 eLearning Predictions for 2010

Tony Karrer

And the first experiences as you tried to move your Authorware, IconAuthor or Toolbook course to run using their new web delivery solution? You will produce a lot more as web/wiki pages instead of course pages. Of course, I do. Productive debate is going to be good.

Education Technology Strategies - Day One

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Research - 2012-2014 - already indicators - web-based email increasing vs in-house email (38% - 56%) - cloud-based productivity software increasing 27-46% SWOT (Helpful / Harmful, Internal / External) S - removed fixed cost of laptops and servicing, gave parents a choice to purchase better device W - how to help teachers deal with these disruptive devices (eg. The vessel of course is people like me, or you.

E-Learning Generations

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

( version française ) In recent years I have been working on two major concepts:first, the connectivist theory of online learning, which views learning as anetwork process; and second, the massive open online course, or MOOC, which isan instantiation of that process. This enabled a more fine-grained presentation oflearning content than traditional sources such as textbooks and universitycourses. Today, of course, social networking is ubiquitous.

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.

[liveblog] Bringing Silicon Valley to Government

David Weinberger

E.g., opening up GPS. ’ … My idea was that if you open data, entrepreneuers can build on it.” ” Not open data for transparency so much as open data for building things. The VA also built its own Electronic Health Records system many many years ago; we’re going to launch a new, open source EHR platform. Nick: You’re engaging in user-centered design. Tim: You should all read The UK Digital Govt Design Principles.

Global Science Excellence in Canada

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The Council of Canadian Innovators argues "Colleges and universities need to continue to consult with Canada’s scale-up community when designing their programs to ensure that the needs of the current and evolving labour market are being me. An innovative private sector is critical to translate Canada’s high-quality knowledge production into marketable products that bring productivity gains and deliver commercial solutions to various industries." The answer is design.

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Retailers and Customers

John Hagel

The first wave of outsourcing can be understood as the systematic carving out of the infrastructure management businesses from companies, but we’re just on the cusp of a second wave that will unbundle product innovation and commercialization businesses from customer relationship businesses.

IMS Learning Tools Interoperability

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Along with the sopecification design has been the development of code. We don't have to bring everything into the course. demo - the user experience - the user clicks on the tool, and poof the tools shows up The tool is obtained from the LMS, it is signed using OAuth, the producer receives the form, it validates the signatire, the to provisions the user, course and profile as necessary, the tool is sent back, and then it is sent and displayed.

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A Labor Day Manifesto for a New World

John Hagel

They also include customers who are not satisfied to take products as given to them, but see the opportunity to make so much more with the products they find. Of course, these individuals have been around since the beginning of human history and played a more prominent role in some eras than in others. We speak on behalf of the creatives who are passionate about their work.

CN1376 AcadMOOC

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

8:04 pm Stephen Downes MOOC = ''Massive Open Online Course'', cMOOC = ''connectivist MOOC'', xMOOC = ''eXtended MOOC'' 8:04 pm WILLIAM A. how will the cMOOC framework translate to a science/math course that traditionally requires a lot of "instruction" and "testing"?

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