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Learning Design Tools (Demonstrations)

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

TELOS - Gilbert Paquette IMS Learning Design (IMS-LD) is a bridge between design and delivery. And you need repositories of LD patterns. It is designed to address various needs, for example, K-12 lesson plans, higher education learning patterns, or workplace training. TELOS isn't exactly an LD designer and player, it's an educational modeling designer and player that exports to IMS-LD. So we got new tools for running learning designs.

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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. Instead of trying to systematize, to sequence, a more appropriate approach is based around patterns and connections. The idea is to lead academics to a lightweight narrative, and having them design around it. But we (IMS) need to be more open.

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Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Retailers and Customers

John Hagel

Almost a decade ago, I detected an intriguing pattern regarding the unbundling and rebundling of firms (purchase unfortunately required). Of course, the pace and trajectory of unbundling (and related rebundling) differs across industries and geographies – the patterns are complex and fractal.

Notes from Information Technology Based Higher Education and Training ITHET 2013, Antalya

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

leads to questions about designing learning for the future - reference to the old ''cranking ifo into students'' heads diagram - claims about the future: - work at own time, place, etc - computers will revolutionize learning - along came MOOCs - investment in MOOCs: $100M - will take time but will have a major impact - why things will change. Sangiovanni-Vincentelli, ''Designing Platform Based Design'', EEDesign, Feb.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): "Understanding individual human mobility patterns" (nature article)

Mark Oehlert

eLearning Guilds Summer Seminar Series » June 19, 2008 "Understanding individual human mobility patterns" (nature article) ( link ) Cautionary Note: Id like to read this article but dont really want to drop $32 for the privilege. This inherent similarity in travel patterns could impact all phenomena driven by human mobility, from epidemic prevention to emergency response, urban planning and agent-based modelling."

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Wikipatterns: A How-To Site on Driving the Adoption of Wikis Within Your Organization

Mark Oehlert

A collection of patterns and anti-patterns (or actually resistance patterns) for moving forward with Wikis within your organization.

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Introduction to Social Networking

Harold Jarche

Each of these networks has its own unique style, functionality and patterns of usage. LinkedIn is primarily a professional network, designed to facilitate linkages between people who are wanting to connect for work-related purposes. Because LinkedIn is designed for professional networking, there’s a greater emphasis on building a reputation and connecting to employment and business opportunities. For instance, this website is on WordPress , an open source blogging platform.

Sense-making with PKM

Harold Jarche

We constantly go through a process of looking at bits of information and trying to make sense of them by adding to our existing knowledge or testing out new patterns in our sense-making efforts. Exchanging: We exchange and note ideas and information all of the time.

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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Semi-Daily Quote/Lyric/Words of Others

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Map of the Blogosphere | Main | Semi-Daily Quote/Lyric/Words of Others » March 27, 2008 Semi-Daily Quote/Lyric/Words of Others “Common to most anthropologists is a contrarian readiness to search out diverse, improbable kinds of patterning, to be skeptical of commonly accepted categories or boundaries, and to employ varying temporal and geographic scales as tools of inquiry.”

a new business ideology

Harold Jarche

Intangible knowledge exchanges include strategic information, planning knowledge, process knowledge, technical know-how, collaborative design, policy development, etc., Businesses that are open, transparent, and cooperative are more resilient because they rely on people, not processes.

[aspen][2b2k] Ideo’s Tim Brown

David Weinberger

Tim Brown of Ideo is opening his Aspen Ideas Festival talk with a slide presentation called “From Newton to Design” He says he’s early in thinking it through. He points to a problem in how we’ve thought about design, trained designers, and have practiced design.

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cities and the future of work

Harold Jarche

The market form, the third form of organization to take hold, enables people to excel at openly competitive, free, and fair economic exchanges. The stronger are tribal/clan tendencies in a society, the more likely are corrupt hybrid designs.

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 As a result, much of this investment was wasted, consistent with the broader pattern of the dot com bubble. It exhibits specific network patterns.

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

David Weinberger

Omitting key information. Look at user needs to design services. Students need to learn how to use digital information. We have to better understand and promote Open Access. Publishing is expensive, leading to more emphasis on Open Access. We generate lots of data, which allows us to be strategic, looking for patterns of use. Fernando covers the the concept of openness, which he sees as a cultural change. Open Source. Open Hardware.

A grain of sand: Innovation diffusion

Dave Snowden

Key lesson of complexity based strategy, the shift from fail safe design to safe fail experimentation. Need to get the granularity right, both for information and for organisational structures. All methods are open source and there is other material to explore on the site.

A typology of Foresight

Dave Snowden

These types of models are designed for experts by experts and have considerable sense-making utility. Mass sourcing without constraints is all about trawling open source data using various algorithmic approaches. I enjoy the responsibility of summary type presentations.

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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. These are very relevant patterns. Posterous theme by Cory Watilo. EMERGENT CITIES.

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. find the information). It was designed to help companies know what they know. SD - and then there are a series of mechanisms designed to move participants up one level of participation). So - what are the open issues. -

[berkman] Anil Dash on “The Web We Lost”

David Weinberger

Omitting key information. It’s very open-ended and difficult to figure. Now, with the introduction of Adlinks and AdSense, Google transformed links from the informative and aesthetic, to an economic tool for SEO. An Ivy League kid's software designed for a privileged, exclusive elite turned out to be more appealing than what folks like Anil were building. "If No Open Web advocate has created a stream that's anywhere near as popular as the sites we're going to.

Techniques and Tools: How To Visualize Your Network

Beth Kanter

Earlier this month I was lucky enough to attend the CATechFest in LA designed and expertly facilitated by Aspiration. As he notes, the analysis can be helpful to him as a journalist and content curator to identify potential sources online.

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?

Connective Knowledge and Open Resources

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The practical implementation of connectivism is the massive open online course, or MOOC. The CCK08 course and all the other courses we have developed since have been based on open educational resources (OERs). From your web & blog, we found you were a passionate advocate of OER, can you share with us your first experience about open online educational resource? I knew about open educational resources before anyone knew what the term meant.

Mass Collaboration Workshop, Day Two

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Background: there is a huge quantity of information on the web - this makes it hard for users to find the best resources for adequate navigation, but at the same token, the web can trigger learning. Prior to the experiement, literature background: Information Foraging Theory (2007, Fu and Pirolli) describes how individuals select links and forage for information. The ''information scent'' is the perceived usefulness of the resource.

Thriving in the Net-Work Era

Jay Cross

Mayo discovered the Hawthorne Effect, opening the study of motivation. Every corporation worth its salt opened a training department. SENSE: Listen; Enable conversations; Look for patterns; Learn together. This requires information, knowledge, trust and credibility.

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.

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

Only after this, do we move into the idea, of learning design and pedagogy, which is drawn primarily from the field of distance learning, where courses are rounded up as packages, or what we might call program texts, designed to lead the student through a course of instruction. You begin to think in course packages complete with content, learning design, everything you need for an online course. It is, in many ways, an unbundling of this traditional course design.

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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Reflections from Adaptive Paths UX Week 2007

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « A foot in both worlds.working on a MacBook | Main | Facebook on iPhone (Inside Facebook) » August 25, 2007 Reflections from Adaptive Paths UX Week 2007 I had a little time now to digest all that I heard at the user experience/design conference named UX Week 2007 and put on by Adaptive Path. That was a quote from the opening day.

Web 2.0 Applications in Learning

Tony Karrer

It was designed to be a small to medium size group discussion, but because the room was large it was very challenging to do that successfully. I discussed the fact that there was a common Adoption Pattern that went from personal adoption to work groups to organization. Initially, you can start where only your instructional designers / writers are allowed to make changes. Then, maybe open it up to subject matter experts. Wouldn't you rather have it out in the open?

Beyond Assessment ? Recognizing Achievement in a Networked World

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I did a talk just downstairs on open content. This addresses the specific question of assessment in open learning and in informal learning. Here''s another question : today''s students leave a lot of data traces, as we''ve just heard, from demographic information to how they read and highlight eBooks, et cetera. Is open online learning or the MOOC, the massive open online course, or informal learning in general doing the sort of thing that we need?

What tools should we learn?

Harold Jarche

By creating your own “tag” you can have everyone finding information about competitors or new trends. There’s more information about taxonomies, ontologies, folksonomies and thesauri at SmartLogic. Bloggers continually search for interesting information they can post.

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Think anew, Act anew: Scenario Planning

Dave Snowden

There is also a body of work in the 60s and 70s focused on forecasting and the management of expert groups whose collective acts of judgement were used to inform strategy with the intention of more effectively managing risk. Its also worth noting that the evidence for the success of scenario planning is largely anecdotal, and the anecdotes are from restricted sources in the main Shell. I have seen national scenarios in Singapore and elsewhere that enlighten and inform policy.

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Stupidity and the Internet

John Hagel

As might be expected, much of the debate focused on Nick’s core contention: the Internet is subtly molding our minds to favor brief snippets of information rather than the nuance and complexity that can only be communicated in much longer forms such as books. Sure, they are exchanging information with each other, but they are doing a lot more than that. Snippets of information, loosely coupled, have enormous value in enhancing peripheral awareness and provoking new ideas.

New Literacies

Tony Karrer

Pattern recognition is key. What do these companies have in common: Google eBay Yahoo Amazon MapQuest Craigslist Wikipedia YouTube Built on top of Linux (open source). Core competency of information age - leveraging collective intelligence. Design. At the Tim O'Reilly keynote at the DevLearn conference. His outline is very interesting in that he's promising to talk about the "new literacies." I'm hoping this is going to be similar to Work Literacy.

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IMS Learning Tools Interoperability

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Chuck Severance We got a look at Blackboard 9 proxy tool patterns, and built upon that. It defines how a tool is launched from the LMS, passing roster information. Along with the sopecification design has been the development of code. We can use iframe, but we want to pass information along. Basic LTI for powerlink is going be open sourced tomorrow. LTI is a bunch of course data, roster and user information, etc.

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[liveblog] Data & Technology in Government

David Weinberger

Omitting key information. ” The velocity is the support of the President who deeply believes in open data and technology. They’re so open, so eager for disruption. That means that the products of the teams being described are a new form of information that in the hands of entrepreneurs and innovators can be transformative. Lynn: At Commerce we’re trying to do Open Data 2.0. E.g., Uber shared its data on traffic patterns with the city of Boston.

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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. These generations of have informed the shape of onlinelearning as it exists today, and will help us understand something of thedirection it will take in the future. You can begin to see a pattern developing here.

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Creation Nets

John Hagel

We’re excited about it because it represents an opening salvo in a new wave of research we’re pursuing into methods for organizing innovation activity beyond existing institutional boundaries. First, we tackle the popular topic of open innovation. Thanks for he open sharing.

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Reflecting on the first half of 2009

Jay Cross

Wherever possible, we’re replacing proprietary software with open source. Agile Instructional Design. Hence, I am exploring how well the principles of agile programming might be incorporated into a new framework for instructional design. Informal Learning. Companies should embrace network-supported informal learning because it works better, not because it reduces labor costs. My new car is one year old! How did that happen?

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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. That gives us four terms: ‘massive’, ‘open’, ‘online’, and ‘course’.

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SADI Workshop

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

SADI stands for Semantic Automated Discovery and Integration (something you won't find on the SADI Framework website no matter how hard you look) and is a relatively lightweight way to serve and access database information for the Semantic Web. A cat is a type of animal’ - ontologies used to infer implicit knowledge Portals: - provide structured information - eg. Another table from a different source may list the same treatments, with outcomes and side effects.

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Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Unanswered Questions at Supernova 2007

John Hagel

The Center will explore key business issues created by the intersection of business strategy and information technology. Our new infrastructure defies this pattern and proceeds with exponential rates of performance improvements.

The Future of Online Learning: Ten Years On

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Downes, 1998) At the time, I was working as a distance education and new media design specialist at Assiniboine Community College, and I wrote the essay to defend the work I was doing at the time. “We Computer programs are being designed to run in ‘virtual machines’ which can be carried from one hardware platform to another without adaptation. And specialized computer languages, such as Erlang, are designed to operate in multiple processor environments.

Doc Searls Weblog · Future to Newspapers: Jump in the river

Doc Searls

His latest post is A new view of NY Times news , and it’s a great demonstration of open source development out here in the everyday world. When MT goes open source by the end of the year, much more should be possible.

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