Beyond the course

Clark Quinn

In the process of thinking through how to support informal learning, I was reminded of a diagram I created several years ago. Without going into all the thinking (it’s elaborated more in several places, including this white paper ; PDF), the point is that supporting people in performance includes not just courses, but content and job aids, and connections to people.

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Reflecting on the State of Enterprise 2.0 as an Organizational Culture Change Agent

Dan Pontefract

Wiki’s, blogs, micro-blogging, video sharing, and the like won’t improve your culture absolutely or in isolation nor will it drive a better state of employee engagement if that is the only strategy applied. No more diagrams. I know. I promised not to utilize the moniker 2.0

Sharing pointedly or broadly

Clark Quinn

In a (rare) fit of tidying, I was moving from one note-taking app to another, and found a diagram I’d jotted, and it rekindled my thinking. a course) or sent directly to one person. Creating these in a richer way that allows for others to contribute requires a collaborative document (once known as a wiki). The point was characterizing social media in terms of their particular mechanisms of distribution.

Making Your L&D Department Meaningful & Relevant

Charles Jennings

The diagram below provides a good model for establishing a governance structure. Managers need to be involved in this ‘post-training reinforcement’ as well as in any course or programme planning.

Training Design

Tony Karrer

Oh, and I called it Learning Design in the diagrams, but I'm afraid that it's really more about Training Design. Yes, you can think of Blogs, Wikis, etc. for Learning Professionals Course , we settled on using Ning and it's various capabilities as part of the delivery pattern.

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Access2OER: The CCK08 Solution

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I believe it would be worth a few words to describe a course run by George Siemens and I last fall. The course was titled 'Connectivism and Connective Knowledge'. It was offered through the University of Manitoba as a credit course, but we also offered the course for free to any person interested. It came to be called the MOOC - Massive Open Online Course. 2200 people signed up for the course as non-paying participants.

2009 Predictions How Did I Do?

Tony Karrer

Of course, the problem with predictions, especially written predictions, is that you can look back and see how you did at the end of the year. We will especially see a rapid growth in the use of wikis for content presentation. They also fit into a wiki page.

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. Distance learning therefore required the creation and distribution of learning content, of course packages that would support independent study. They had the model of the course packages, and they had the model of the classes. WebCT in English stands for "Web Course Tools." Of course, we had instant messaging.

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. Of course I forgot all that long ago. Build networks, blogs, wikis, and knowledgebases to facilitate discovery.

Help! Testing a network mapping exercise | 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… Mar 17 2008 Help! Discussing with workshop participants gives you a chance to see the diagram from another’s point of view.

Connectivism and Transculturality

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

This is only a very partial chart of these language, and really, if you were going to draw a full chart of these languages, this is just the derivation of different languages from their sources, but if you were to map the influence from one language to another language to another language you would get a very complex diagram. I love this diagram. This is one of my favourite diagrams in the entire world. I have a diagram in Spanish, how about that?

[berkman] Stephen Wolfram - WolframAlpha.com

David Weinberger

“france fish production vs. poland&# : charts and diagrams. “andrew&# : Popularity of the name, diagrammed. “4,1 knot&# : diagram of knot. Do you worry about a competitor making a wiki data that is completely open and grows faster? When you’re looking for systematic data there, even if people put in systematic data — e.g., 300 pages about chemicals — over the course of time, the data gets dirty.

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CoP Series #2: What the heck is a Domain and why should I care? | 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 12 2008 CoP Series #2: What the heck is a Domain and why should I care? which of course has a natural end point.

CoP Series #2: What the heck is a Domain and why should I care? | 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 12 2008 CoP Series #2: What the heck is a Domain and why should I care? which of course has a natural end point.

CoP Series #2: What the heck is a Domain and why should I care? | 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 12 2008 CoP Series #2: What the heck is a Domain and why should I care? which of course has a natural end point.

CoP Series #2: What the heck is a Domain and why should I care? | 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 12 2008 CoP Series #2: What the heck is a Domain and why should I care? which of course has a natural end point.

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CoP Series #2: What the heck is a Domain and why should I care? | 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 12 2008 CoP Series #2: What the heck is a Domain and why should I care? which of course has a natural end point.

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CoP Series #2: What the heck is a Domain and why should I care? | 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 12 2008 CoP Series #2: What the heck is a Domain and why should I care? which of course has a natural end point.

New Technology Supporting Informal Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

This paper described experimentation in the development of distributed online courses and in software - particularly, the personal learning environment - that support the formation of connections between the far-flung pieces of such courses. This work, in turn, is suggesting and supporting the model of learning described in the first section, that of a course network supporting and informing an ever-shifting set of course episodes.

Point Solutions vs. Suites and Composition

Tony Karrer

However, LAMS does not attempt to replicate the course administration functionality of a typical LMS/VLE/CMS. As an example, here's a screen shot of a workflow defined: LAMS allows the specification of a blended learning sequence via a workflow diagram.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Vintage Tech Predictions - Some eerily right.

Mark Oehlert

You reach for your attache case anddraw the diagram with a pencil-thin infrared flashlight on what lookslike a TV screen lining the back of the case. The diagram is relayed toa similar screen in your associate’s office, 200 mi.

How to Get the Most out of a Conference

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

These have of course their power cords (each neatly coiled) and connecting wires (I have two baggies containing essential cords - chargers for iPods and Pads, earbuds, USB connectors, adapters for digital projectors). My cameras are in a separate bag (of course!),

To The School or Classroom 2.0 Advocates

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Here are the areas I'd love specific feedback from you today (although I will have the blessing of extrapolating many ideas/resources from many of your blogs, wikis, research, writings, etc.): Christian Long asked, by email, for input. Quoted text is his.

How the Net Works

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Of course, online, such roles are not so distinct - your student at one moment may be your instructor the next, depending on the subject. For example, consider the wiki. Is the wiki reliable? And wikis support connectedness with links, etc, and can be open to a large number of contributors. These considerations argues against closed or private wikis, but suggest that wikis can be useful for large groups.

Hot List - April 1, 2009 to April 11, 2009

Tony Karrer

Click on the image below to see a diagram of how this method works: But what does a systems method of designing instruction actually mean? Of course, I cheated and used eLearning Learning to help me come up with these. His company frowns on spending time up front completing an analysis and wants him to dive into course development to "Save Time. Here’s An Easy Way to Create Whiteboard Lectures for Your E-Learning Courses , April 7, 2009 I’m a doodler.

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The Reality of Virtual Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

These days of course we also have the contrast between the ‘real’ and the ‘virtual’. The old model is – well, this diagram (the SCORM diagram) is just a few years old - the old model is less than a decade old. I’ve identified three major types of mechanisms by which these connections are formed in this diagram here. I’ve represented it in this diagram. This diagram merges or combines two major functions. Oh, and of course, it’s all free. Of course.

Kirschner, Sweller, Clark (2006) - Readings

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Of course, traditionally this third way was limited at school level, where the learning network was restricted to those in the class, most of whom would be at roughly the same level, their teacher, the textbook and maybe the school library, but with net access from our classroom and desktops, the number and variety of others with whom learners may engage is orders of magnitude greater. People do not necessarily learn better from animation than from static diagrams.