Musing on Google’s Power Searching Course and marketing

Jay Cross

Today I completed Google’s Power Searching Course. Do I know any more about search than I did ten days ago? You can narrow a search by date. Previously I approached Google searches much like looking something up in an encyclopedia or dictionary. After the course, I treat search more as an iterative process. A pre-search can inform the real search. Search has become a process, not an event. Course design.

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Innovation in open online courses

George Siemens

In a few weeks, our edX course Data, Analytics, and Learning (#DALMOOC https://www.edx.org/course/utarlingtonx/utarlingtonx-link5-10x-data-analytics-2186 ) will start. We (Carolyn Rose, Dragan Gasevic, Ryan Baker, and I) have spent the last several months thinking through the course structure and format. This is a short overview of the innovations that we want to explore during the course. DALMOOC has been designed to model a distributed information structure.

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Power Searching with Google

Jay Cross

Search is like driving a car. Google just opened enrollment for an online course, Power Searching with Google. I signed up for several reasons: I’m insanely curious and search the web many times a day. I wanted to see Google’s instructional design. I’ve learned a number of tips and tricks: word order matters; capitalization doesn’t matter; filter image searches by color; use Command-F to pop up a text search of a page.

Adaptive or just good design?

Clark Quinn

And, of course, it occurred to me after a conversation that there might be another example of this ‘tech fix before smart fix’ problem: adaptive learning over good design. adapting on learner performance), and, of course, some are pretty silly (e.g. But I would posit that before you charge off for adaptive learning, you make sure you’re doing good learning design first. Yet, at core, they too need good design. design games strategy

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Is Design Thinking the “New Liberal Arts”?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Design thinking has become an increasingly popular topic of discussion over the past decade. Design is no longer just for physical objects, e.g. cars, bridges, shoes, jewelry, smartphones. Design thinking is now being applied to abstract entities, - e.g. systems, services, information and organizations, - as well as to devise strategies, manage change and solve complex problems. The application of design thinking beyond products isn’t new.

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udemy Course with Marissa Mayer

Jay Cross

CEO Marissa Mayer, win $1,000 for your best design, and learn how a student just like you is succeeding with what she learned on Udemy. During her 13 years at Google, she oversaw the company’s Search, Maps, and Local Products in addition to User Experience. Marissa’s free Udemy course will teach you how to build a culture of innovation at your company. Take This FREE Course. The course is billed as “Over 10 lectures and 24 mins of content!”

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The Pull of Narrative – In Search of Persistent Context

John Hagel

  In an even more fine-grained way, experiences can be designed and used to support narratives as well.    We also seek meaning, purpose and identity on an individual level – something that narratives, and little else, are exquisitely designed to provide. Of course, the democratization of communication poses its own challenges. 

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Designing E-Learning 3.0 in gRSShopper - 1

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

For example, instead of creating a course simply by filling in boxes in predefined forms, I can think about the structure and format ahead of time and design it exactly how I want. The Overall Course Structure I've decided to be really conservative here and set up the course as a ten-week (or so) course covering a series of topics. I already have a 'course' table in gRSShopper from previous experiments, so I'll make a 'module' table and a 'section' table.

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Designing E-Learning 3.0 in gRSShopper - 5

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

We launched the course this week and I did a bunch of things to get ready. First, a media summary view: Figure 63 - media_summary view in the Vide Editor Next, the Course Videos page newly created in the Page Editor. Figure 64 - Course Videos page in the Page Editor Notice the keyword string: I don't want all media in the videos list, just video. I will also need to edit the course contexts box (at right) to include it in the course menu.

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Teaching Online Courses – 60 Great Resources

Tony Karrer

I received an inquiry about resources that would help instructors who are about to move into teaching online courses. If you are going to teach a course online or run an online learning event or an online conference, then there’s even more to being successful at that. I also did some quick searches for various kinds of things and added them into eLearning Learning (via delicious). I would guess that’s an automated search or something – but still very smart way to market/PR.

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. So I'll make a page I'll provisionally call 'Course Outline'. What I want to do is list the course modules and events (there's only one course so I don't need to list courses).

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Designing E-Learning 3.0 in gRSShopper - 6

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Videos Recall from the previous part of this series that videos were created and displayed on the Course Videos page. The answer, of course, is keylist. Figure 70 - Media form in Form Editor I've added course, module and event as keylists. Earier in the procress of creating this course I wrote some code for a dropdown list, so I could simply select a Module instead of cutting and pasting, but it had errors.

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Top Ten Subliminal Searches

Tony Karrer

As I mentioned before more than half of the traffic to my blog comes from search engines. Of course, that doesn't count folks who read content in their RSS reader, but still its a significant number. What's sometimes fun to do is take a look at various search terms that people use to find my blog. This made me wonder what else people were searching for, having me come up in the results list AND deciding to click on me. worst design management 8.

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Designing E-Learning 3.0 in gRSShopper - 13

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

In this course the evidence comes in the form a blog post. We've already done the first three steps of this workflow, and they are basically one-time per course. There are two major problems with the Reader as it is currently designed: - it's slow. When I first designed the PLE interface, I created a test modal (which I had planned to use for a login screen). Workflow The next step in the use of badges is to develop a mechanism for awarding them.

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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. because when you use ~ (as in url~youtube) it executes a regular expression search, which means (a) regular expression characters can be used (yay!) but (b) if you use them as part of a search string they have to be escaped, which is what the does.

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Designing E-Learning 3.0 in gRSShopper - 4

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Activities Each week of the course will feature some events. Plus, using the backchannel with the rest actually crashed my web server recently, so I need to fix that if I want to use it for the course. And if I'm using one system for video it's hard to change half way through the course to support something different. I'll do the same for the chatter page, except I'll reload an updated version of the most recent comments submitted to the course. course.

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Designing E-Learning 3.0 in gRSShopper - 7

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Now when I list feeds , there's a way to filter the listing: Figure 83 - List Feeds - search function This is the bit that's broken. more time passes) OK, I've edited the search form (the search itself hasn't been fixed yet): Figure 84 - Feed Search I need to add the filter that selects for one or more types, but for now, being able to view all feeds works fine. Nothing in the course has been published anywhere, so this keylist command does nothing.

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Design: our barriers

Clark Quinn

When it comes to problem solving, (and we can think of design as problem-solving as well as search), we have certain behaviors that predispose us to certain types of solutions (in other words, prematurely limiting our search space). This can be seen when designers are familiar with a particular implementation tool or environment. The designs then tend to resemble what is easy to do with that tool (the old “when you have a hammer everything looks like a nail&# ).Â

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Teaching in the Digital Age: Guidelines for Designing Teaching and Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

is a bad one), online course, personal experience, online personal learning environments, etc. military training, online course, nature as a learning environment. You need good course design, empathy, competence (which is where professors excel), and the imagination to create context. At AU, we use people who have that expertise help us with course design, so experts don’t have to do this as well as their own discipline.

Connectivism Course – Pre Assignment | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Home About Full Circle Contact Resources Wiki Full Circus Full Circle Associates connections for a changing world, online and offline… Sep 03 2008 Connectivism Course – Pre Assignment Published by Nancy White at 10:40 am under learning As if I had time/attention for another workshop or course! Rather than start a blog just for the course, I’ll do my posts right here on my home blog-base. I love this idea of open courses (with a paying option for credit).

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Catch up strategies in online courses | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Home About Full Circle Contact Resources Wiki Full Circus Full Circle Associates connections for a changing world, online and offline… Sep 11 2008 Catch up strategies in online courses Published by Nancy White at 6:42 pm under facilitation , learning My friend Bronwyn Stuckey wrote a blog post this week that rang bells for me. She was essentially asking, how do we catch up when we are lost or left behind in an online learning course/class/workshop?

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Do you want to DO design thinking? Start with the d.School's.

Bob Sutton

Search. Design school project teaches bike safety - The Stanford Daily Online. Rakesh Khurana: Searching for a Corporate Savior: The Irrational Quest for Charismatic CEOs. Tim Brown: Change by Design: How Design Thinking Transforms Organizations and Inspires Innovation. Tina Seelig: What I Wish I Knew When I Was 20: A Crash Course on Making Your Place in the World. Bill Moggridge: Designing Interactions. Bob Sutton.

From workplace courses to global conversations

Nancy White

Home About Full Circle Contact Resources Wiki Full Circus Full Circle Associates connections for a changing world, online and offline… Aug 27 2008 From courses to community: Josien Kapma and Nancy White Published by Nancy White at 6:42 am under communities of practice , learning This is an article that Josien Kapma and I wrote for the Dutch journal, “Leren in Organisaties&#. In the process, I learn a lot; about the content of the event, and about design of learning events.

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Catch up strategies in online courses | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Home About Full Circle Contact Resources Wiki Full Circus Full Circle Associates connections for a changing world, online and offline… Sep 11 2008 Catch up strategies in online courses Published by Nancy White at 6:42 pm under facilitation , learning My friend Bronwyn Stuckey wrote a blog post this week that rang bells for me. She was essentially asking, how do we catch up when we are lost or left behind in an online learning course/class/workshop?

Full Circle Associates " Catch up strategies in online courses

Nancy White

Home About Full Circle Contact Resources Wiki Full Circus Full Circle Associates connections for a changing world, online and offline… Sep 11 2008 Catch up strategies in online courses Published by Nancy White at 6:42 pm under facilitation , learning My friend Bronwyn Stuckey wrote a blog post this week that rang bells for me. She was essentially asking, how do we catch up when we are lost or left behind in an online learning course/class/workshop?

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Catch up strategies in online courses | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Home About Full Circle Contact Resources Wiki Full Circus Full Circle Associates connections for a changing world, online and offline… Sep 11 2008 Catch up strategies in online courses Published by Nancy White at 6:42 pm under facilitation , learning My friend Bronwyn Stuckey wrote a blog post this week that rang bells for me. She was essentially asking, how do we catch up when we are lost or left behind in an online learning course/class/workshop?

From workplace courses to global conversations | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Home About Full Circle Contact Resources Wiki Full Circus Full Circle Associates connections for a changing world, online and offline… Jul 31 2008 From workplace courses to global conversations Published by Nancy White at 1:49 pm under communities of practice , learning A few months back, Josien Kapma and I were invited to write an article for the Dutch publication, Leren in Organisaties.

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What is wrong with (higher) education?

Clark Quinn

The ‘developing you as an individual’ is really building your more general skills: communicating, working with others, a positive attitude, knowing how to search, etc. And, of course, knowing how to continue to learn. design meta-learning strategy

Interview with Margret Schmidt, VP of User Experience Design and Research at TiVo (Part 1)

Adaptive Path

Her extensive experience heading up design at TiVo has given her a deep understanding of what it takes to deliver a great experience in a high technology product. Of course, you can register for MX 2009 using the promotional code BLOG and get 10% off. At TiVo, we were fortunate that the team that designed the very first TiVo DVR realized they were making something revolutionary, and they wanted the interface to reflect that. The same collaboration happens with design.

From courses to community: Josien Kapma and Nancy White | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Home About Full Circle Contact Resources Wiki Full Circus Full Circle Associates connections for a changing world, online and offline… Aug 27 2008 From courses to community: Josien Kapma and Nancy White Published by Nancy White at 6:42 am under communities of practice , learning This is an article that Josien Kapma and I wrote for the Dutch journal, “Leren in Organisaties&#. In the process, I learn a lot; about the content of the event, and about design of learning events.

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The Better By Design Summit: Cool Things I Heard in New Zealand.

Bob Sutton

Search. Design school project teaches bike safety - The Stanford Daily Online. Rakesh Khurana: Searching for a Corporate Savior: The Irrational Quest for Charismatic CEOs. Tim Brown: Change by Design: How Design Thinking Transforms Organizations and Inspires Innovation. Tina Seelig: What I Wish I Knew When I Was 20: A Crash Course on Making Your Place in the World. Bill Moggridge: Designing Interactions. Good design creates good stories.

In Defense of Data Centrism

Martijn Linssen

Home About Complexity Reading List Knowledge Management Reading List In Defense of Data Centrism John 0 comments Education System Dec 23 In the never ending search to know “what works,” we have a few choices. Of course, yesterday’s common sense included such principles as racial inequality, ignorance to environmental stewardship, ever-rising housing prices, sexual preference as a preference, etc.

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Content systems not content packages

Clark Quinn

That we should start designing our content into smaller chunks. There’s more, of course. Recognizing that LXPs are portals, not about creating experiences, we see the need for federated search. With chatbot interfaces, we can make it easier to automate the search and offering to deliver the right thing to the right person at the right time. design strategy technologyIn a conversation last week (ok, an engagement), the topic of content systems came up.

Doc Searls Weblog · Maybe they should call it ButtBook

Doc Searls

Doc Searls Weblog Home About Subscribe to feed ‹ Running the numbers • Besides come cheap › Maybe they should call it ButtBook September 6, 2007 in Future , Ideas , News , Places , problems | 8 comments We’re expanding search so that people can see which of their friends are on Facebook more easily , Phillip Fung says on the company blog. Please note that you will only appear in searches outside Facebook when your search settings are set to “Everyone&#.

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My Old Online Facilitation Workshop Materials | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

I have removed the original copyright designation and it is now available as a creative commons, non-profit, share alike resource. Sarah Stewart on 30 Dec 2009 at 10:35 am Thank you, Nancy, this will be invaluable for me as I reflect on the ‘Facilitating Online’ course that Leigh Blackall and I have been working on: [link] # Alan Lutz on 30 Dec 2009 at 10:37 am Nancy, Thank you for sharing this with the world.

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The Agile Learning Train is Leaving the Station | Unmanagement

Unmanagement

Search. Much of what is currently rolled up monolithic, one-size-fits-all courses must give way to small but relevant content updated and delivered continuously to learners based on their individual profiles or needs. Unmanagement. New rules for the 21st century. Main menu. Skip to primary content. Skip to secondary content. Home Links Unmanagement What’s going on here? Post navigation. ← Previous. Next → The Agile Learning Train is Leaving the Station.

Context is key

Clark Quinn

Of course, we could just do performance support, and not worry about the learning, but we can do that and support learning as well. This isn’t completely trivial either, because you have to have a search mechanism that makes it easy for the performer to get the right stuff. This means federated search, vocabulary control, and more. design strategy technologyWorkflow learning is one of the new buzzphrases.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Gorman and Keen Need a Bicycle Built for Two (but built only by certified, qualified, licensed bicycle experts of course)

Mark Oehlert

MSN article) » July 02, 2007 Gorman and Keen Need a Bicycle Built for Two (but built only by certified, qualified, licensed bicycle experts of course) Ive blogged about Andrew Keen before (but of course only in an amateurish way), but it is really easy to the impression that he and Michael Gorman are doing the intellectual version of spooning. e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « stu.dicio.us | Main | "Is Web 2.0 Safe?" (MSN

Is It Sometimes Rational to Select Leaders Randomly? A Cool Old.

Bob Sutton

Search. Design school project teaches bike safety - The Stanford Daily Online. Rakesh Khurana: Searching for a Corporate Savior: The Irrational Quest for Charismatic CEOs. Tim Brown: Change by Design: How Design Thinking Transforms Organizations and Inspires Innovation. Tina Seelig: What I Wish I Knew When I Was 20: A Crash Course on Making Your Place in the World. Bill Moggridge: Designing Interactions. Bob Sutton.

Finally a great E20 tool - and people play the social card!

Martijn Linssen

Im only kidding about "great E20 tool" there of course) A double post by Dennis Howlett on Tibcos Tibbr and a few others by a few others led me to write this one - not many people get it, it seems Enterprise 2.0 technology design principles to enterprise systems. Business or Pleasure? - why not both Home About Contact Wednesday, 26 January 2011 Finally a great E20 tool - and people play the social card! (Im

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A record store - who needs one these days?

Martijn Linssen

Well it wasnt global news of course, but national, and pertained to music. Of course we needed record stores a few decades ago to be able to listen to music, there was no other way at all. adapt|change|Globalisation|Social Business Design|trust| Newer Post Older Post Home Subscribe to: Post Comments (Atom) Search blog Loading. Business or Pleasure? - why not both Home About Contact Friday, 7 January 2011 A record store - who needs one these days?

Other writings

Clark Quinn

My blog posts are pretty regular (my aim is 2/week), but tend to have ideas that are embryonic or a bit ‘evangelical’ First, I’ve written four books; you can check them out and get sample chapters at their respective sites: Engaging Learning: Designing e-Learning Simulation Games. Designing mLearning: Tapping Into the Mobile Revolution for Organizational Performance. They’re designed to be the definitive word on the topic, at least at the moment.

Usability and Networks

Clark Quinn

And similarly, Google’s search has been the best, and with a browser extension and some adjustments, I was getting ads blocked, tracking stopped, and more. And I hadn’t figured out how to do an image search with DuckDuckGo (something I do a fair bit) the last time I tried, so that hadn’t been a search option. And, as long as I was changing, I tried DuckDuckGo again, and found it did have browser search. So I made it my search engine as well.