Introducing Share&Learn

Jane Hart

Well, Share&Learn is fundamentally a collaboration platform which supports the informal sharing of links, resources etc – but one which additionally provides the ability to turn on LMS/courseware functionality within groups (to track course activity) where it is required.

From “learning technologies” to “social technologies”

Jane Hart

But one thing is clear, existing learning platforms are not appropriate to underpin the entire Social Workplace Learning Continuum – since they are built around the “course” model and focus on “managing” users in formal learning contexts.

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[annotation][2b2k] Mediathread

David Weinberger

Jonah Bossewich and Mark Philipsonfrom Columbia University talk about Mediathread , an open source project that makes it easy to annotate various digital sources. It’s used in many courses at Columbi, as well as around the world. Mediathread connects annotations to sources by bookmarking, via a bookmarklet that interoperates with a variety of collections. Mediathread connects assignments and responses, as well as other workflows.

[templelib] James Neal, Columbia University

David Weinberger

Content mgt gateways for discovery, supporting different types of workflows. Support course management systems. Advance open source, open standards, open archives, open linking, open knowledge, Open Access.

The Smart Worker : shares what s/he learns

Jane Hart

The Smart Worker : needs job aids rather than courses. In post 3 I talked about how for many workers, job aids are frequently more useful and valuable than online courses, particularly when they need to solve performance problems. Tweet.

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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Once more, across that chasm

Harold Jarche

Workflow Learning (including wider acceptance of performance support instead of training). Open Source. … A year later the use of blogs had exploded, while workflow learning had stalled and I noted that an understanding of the value of informal learning was catching on.

LibraryLab funded project librapalooza

David Weinberger

It’s intended for classroom use, or, of course, for anyone. This tool eases the process of adding open access material to open access repositories, including Harvard DASH. Abigail Bourdeaux: The Copyright and Fair Use Tool: An interactive workflow tool for those trying to determine the copyright status, and fair use status, of materials, particularly for use in the classroom. (It It will be open source software.

I Am Not That Guy

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I think that in the course of my coverage I typically dismissed her work as in one way or another ''emotional'' then the criticism might be well founded. I’d point to my writing, websites, my GitHub repos, my open source code and content. She is free to disagree with me, of course. I''ve covered work by Audrey Watters a dozen times or more now and she''s never had a problem with it - at least, none that ever made it into a column about my coverage.

Martian Dougiamas on Moodle

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

progressive: communication based pedagogies, comment developed modules, drag and drop UIs, mobile platfors, innovative workflows, integration media, etc. Basically, it is about sharing courses. The second use of the hub is to share actual courses, you press download, it comes down as a Moodle backup, you install and now you have a course, it ma be licensed Creative Commons or whatever. The hub software is open source, install the plug, and it becomes a community hub.

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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. Open Education Resources Alongside the development of educational technologies is an equally important movement to support open educational resources.

Identifying a collaboration platform

Harold Jarche

According to Jane, Step One in this transition is: There are, of course, a number of steps on the transition path to a post-LMS future, and one of the first inevitably involves taking a good hard look at how your LMS is performing. The options then become: Open the LMS so it can be used in the daily workflow. A course is just a node that an individual connects to [does not disrupt work flow].

Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ

Tony Karrer

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.

OER Business Models - A Debate

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Lisa Petrides - IKSME Our mission is about maximizing all of these open access tools that enable breakthroughs in teaching and learning. The business model is based on helping faculty make the transition from commercial to open textbooks. Any course that we provide support for we charge a per-enrollment fee. All the content is CC-licensed content, and the platform is open source as well. What''s been working in open food has been from the bottom-up.

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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.

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. Predicted: The "middle path"—proprietary lock-in services, like Vista, iTunes, Facebook, and Second Life, will be abandoned for more open commercial alternatives rather than free and open source software and content. Finally, open academic publishing will have its strongest year.

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What Not To Build

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

You will be facing tremendous competition as every new and existing client will be choosing from a range of well-funded commercial and open source products. 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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