Educational Research in Learning Technology

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Kerr in this recent post , about how research in educational technology could be improved, but I have disagreements around the edges, enough that I think more discussion is warranted. Here are just a few: - access - it is demonstrably true that educational technology has increased access.

hyper-connected pattern seeking

Harold Jarche

From a recent post by the BBC : Crucial in surviving all of these unpredictable variables is the use of network design tools – software suites that can simulate what happens at the point of disaster. The BBC article discusses the use of technology to analyze data and spot potential risks and trends. Technology is only a small part of creating more nimble companies. Here is more confirmation that work is learning, and learning is the work.

Thinking about design ‘thinking’

Dave Snowden

I’ve been thinking about the whole approach we are adopting to design thinking as the Whistler retreat approaches. By distributed I mean using multiple, cognitively, behaviourally and culturally diverse groups working independently of each other (wisdom of crowds) to reduce bias and pattern entrainment as well as to increase the possibility of outlier identification and novelty. . The post Thinking about design ‘thinking’ appeared first on Cognitive Edge.

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Informal learning patterns

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Learnscaping describes a dozen learning patterns, e.g. processes that organizations are using to improve performance through networked informal learning. patterns. His recent post, Toward a Pattern Language for Enterprise 2.0 , details two sorts of patterns for optimal enterprise 2.0

Idiots, Networks and Patterns

Harold Jarche

The Physics of Finance: The more chaotic our environment & less control we have, the more we see non-existent simple patterns , or as Valdis Krebs pointed out, seeing fictitious patterns in random data is called “ apophenia &#. Situated Technologies : interesting future-oriented reads HT @JonHusband. Tweet Here are some interesting things that were shared via Twitter this past week.

The Top Ten Emerging Technologies of 2017

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Earlier this year, Scientific American , in collaboration with the World Economic Forum , published a special report on The Top Ten Emerging Technologies of 2017. These technologies, - selected by a global panel of experts , - “are expected to become increasingly commonplace in the next few years,” and are “attracting increased funding or showing other signs of being ready to move to the next level.”. The full report includes a one-page description of each of these technologies.

Where is Technology Taking the Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I recently read Where is Technology Taking the Economy? , The first era, in the 1970s and 1980s, brought us Moore’s law and the dramatic advances in semiconductor technologies. From mainframe and supercomputers to PCs and workstation, IT was now being used in a wide variety of applications, from financial services and oil exploration, to computer-aided design and office systems. “The economy for the first time had serious computational assistance.”.

Technology changes Everything

Jane Hart

He explains that in his contact with instructional designers, he has noticed that … Following tradition, doing what is recommended by many authoring tools, and patterning one’s work after […]. In probably the most powerful indictment of current e-learning practices that I have ever read, Ethan Edwards asks Why Do We Continue to Perpetuate and Promote Ineffective E-Learning?

The Top Ten Emerging Technologies of 2017

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Earlier this year, Scientific American , in collaboration with the World Economic Forum , published a special report on The Top Ten Emerging Technologies of 2017. These technologies, - selected by a global panel of experts , - “are expected to become increasingly commonplace in the next few years,” and are “attracting increased funding or showing other signs of being ready to move to the next level.”. The full report includes a one-page description of each of these technologies.

Can AI Help Translate Technological Advances into Strategic Advantage?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic,” is one of the most memorable quotes of science fiction writer Arthur C. But, as we better understand its promise and limitations, technology becomes just another tool we rely on in our work and daily life. This has been a particular issue with information technologies in general, including the Internet and AI. Digital technologies are all around us.

Where is Technology Taking the Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I recently read Where is Technology Taking the Economy? , The first era, in the 1970s and 1980s, brought us Moore’s law and the dramatic advances in semiconductor technologies. From mainframe and supercomputers to PCs and workstation, IT was now being used in a wide variety of applications, from financial services and oil exploration, to computer-aided design and office systems. “The economy for the first time had serious computational assistance.”.

[liveblog] Data & Technology in Government

David Weinberger

Part of the importance of this is that students at the Kennedy School are agitating for a much strong technology component to their education on the grounds that these days policy makers need to be deeply cognizant of the possibilities technology offers, and of the culture of our new technology development environment. Tomorrow there is an afternoon of discussions sponsored by the student-led Technology for Change group. Todd Park, White House Technology Advisory.

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Better Education Through Technology

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

me) on seeing a sight like this is to suggest that everybody would be better off with a little more investment in technology. But they could instead higher fewer people, pay them more, and use technology to make up the difference. But third, and perhaps most critically, you don't actually get any improvements in output using the technological solution. It is in this context we need to read an article like Kentaro Toyama's Can Technology End Poverty?

Design thinking & complexity pt 3

Dave Snowden

I argued by implication that traditional design thinking prematurely converges on a requirement with is then throw over the wall the creatives to ideate a solution. Brian Arthur makes the point in his book on evolution of technology, that modularity is necessary for exaptation to take place, The magneto not the radar creates the micro-wave oven. Only once a pattern emerges should you move it into a more formal process: the complex to complicated shift.

Designing for an uncertain world

Clark Quinn

My problem with the formal models of instructional design (e.g. Note: I let my argument lead where it must, and find I go quite beyond my intended suggestion of a broader learning design. However, most of our design models are predicated on knowing what we need people to do, and developing learning to deliver that capability. Instead, we should be doing pattern-matching and decision-making. Now think about learning design. We are seeing richer design models.

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A Useful Framework for Analyzing the Impact of Technology on Jobs

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Last week I discussed a recent Pew Research report on the impact of AI, robotics and other advanced technologies on the future of jobs. These activities are neither candidates for technology substitutions, nor can they be easily complemented with technology-based tools. . Examples include sophisticated medical diagnosis, complex designs, and many R&D tasks, as well as managing large organizations, teaching, and writing books and papers.

The evolution of design to amplify flow

John Hagel

If we want to understand the importance of flows in our world, the new book Design in Nature released this week by Adrian Bejan and J.   It crosses a wide array of disciplines, ranging from physics and biology to technology and urban studies, in its quest to define a universal law of flow.    By pulling back from individual disciplines, it identifies patterns that were either missed or misunderstood in more narrow contexts. The direction of design evolution.

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UX Week 2014 Keynote Josh Clark on the Future of Digital Product Design

Adaptive Path

Josh is the author of the book Tapworthy: Designing Great iPhone Apps, and frequently gives workshops and talks at conferences around the world. In this interview, Josh and I talk about the current trends in digital product design, and where those trends might be heading. Josh Clark: My career path naturally didn’t begin with internet technology or mobile or multi-device stuff. Then touch suddenly brought in the centuries-old influence of industrial design.

Toward a Pattern Language for Enterprise 2.0 : Andrew McAfee’s Blog

Andy McAfee

Andrew McAfee’s Blog The Business Impact of IT Home Home RSS Search Toward a Pattern Language for Enterprise 2.0 June 10 2009 Comments to this post A Pattern Language , published in 1979 by Christopher Alexander and his colleagues, was a landmark book in architecture that also became a landmark in other fields like computer science ; one review called it “The decade’s best candidate for a permanently important book.&# First is a set of patterns where 2.0

How Autism can Influence Design: In conversation with Steve Silberman

Adaptive Path

The book, a sweeping history of autism in both science and society, contains some powerful implications about designing for human cognition and what “normal” really means. JJG: This notion of building a better world for autistic people is where the work that we do as user experience designers really comes into play. But the important point is that making technology accessible results in better technology for everyone.

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The Social Network Is the Computer

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

This ecosystem has been designed to stimulate and manipulate the human psyche, “to draw us in and persuade us to change how we shop, vote, and exercise, and even who we love.” The Technology Trifecta.

What Makes a Design Technologist?

Adaptive Path

More and more I am hearing UX practitioners talk about making the thing that we design. This often turns to discussions around prototyping and bridging the gap between design and implementation. As a Design Technologist, this is right in my sweet spot. For years my career was focused on the engineering side of projects and I cannot help but have that programmer part of my brain light up when working on design or strategy. Tags: Events Technology Prototyping

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Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Patterns of Business Innovation in China and India

John Hagel

From a strategist’s viewpoint, though, what I miss in such coverage is any deep analysis of the patterns of business innovation that might help to explain the explosive growth in both economies or the implications for Western companies.

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. IMS-LD was a ky enabling technology.

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How Autism can Influence Design: In conversation with Steve Silberman

Adaptive Path

The book, a sweeping history of autism in both science and society, contains some powerful implications about designing for human cognition and what “normal” really means. JJG: This notion of building a better world for autistic people is where the work that we do as user experience designers really comes into play. But the important point is that making technology accessible results in better technology for everyone.

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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. It's interesting, because they all use techn ology, but there has been a lack of interest in using technology in their teaching. Instead of trying to systematize, to sequence, a more appropriate approach is based around patterns and connections.

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Education, Technology and Myth

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Responding to Norm Friesen, E-Learning Myth #2: Technology Drives Educational Change In this post, various propositions have been collected under a single heading. From the text: It is often said or implied that technology or technological change impact education. The assumptions behind such understandings are that technology drives educational change, and that there is generally a direct and one-way relationship between technical innovation and educational transition.

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.

Hidden Wealth: Science, Technology and Services Innovation in the 21st Century

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

This excellent report represents the findings of a major study on the role of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) to innovation in the services sector. c and technological developments (many of which originated in fundamental ‘blue skies’ research), have precipitated major transformations in services industries and public services, most notably through the advent of the internet and world-wide-web.

[from gminks] Social Learning Measurement : eLearning Technology

Tony Karrer

eLearning Technology Tony Karrers eLearning Blog on e-Learning Trends eLearning 2.0 In this, Eric suggests the following minimum measures: Networking patterns - the relationship between people and content categories, the network make up or profile (business unit, job, level, etc), key brokers and influencers by content category, and the degree of networking across silos. eLearning Solutions Enterprise 2.0

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

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

A New Strategy for Higher Education and Training Shirley Alexander Some intro stuff about the buildings being built for the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS). Do Engineering: Delivering First Class Online Engineering Education with Graphical System Design Michael Haddad - National Instruments Arabia Online learning: - access to education to hundreds of thousands of people - platform for dissemination of a wide variety of topics - ideally suited for arts, humanities, finance.

Learning Design in a Nut Shell

Tony Karrer

I've recently updated my mental model of how I go about Learning Design, so I thought I'd share. Update: Sep 14 - Lee Kraus posted Learning and Technology: Learning Design about this and asked an interesting question - "Does this apply to both formal and informal learning?"

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Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Magic and Fun with Emerging Technologies

John Hagel

» Magic and Fun with Emerging Technologies Magic and fun – those are two words most people do not associate with today’s corporations. I had the good fortune to attend Tim O’Reilly’s Emerging Technologies Conference in San Diego last week.

Human Learning is Not About to Change Forever

Clark Quinn

I’m all for AR and VR, but saying that it puts learning in the hands of the students is a design issue, not a technology issue. The possibilities in virtual worlds to collaboratively create in 3D I still think is potentially cool, but even as the technology limitations come down, the cognitive limitations remain. I’m big on social learning, but mediating it through technology strikes me as just a natural step, not transformation.

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Social Physics - Reinventing Analytics to Better Predict Human Behaviors

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

T hey eventually discovered that all event-data representing human activity contain a special set of social activity patterns regardless of what the data is about. AI is rapidly becoming one of the most important technologies of our era.

A Slow Community Movement? | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

The article talks about the work of communities in Oaxaca who are eschewing schools and centrally designed learning experiences to take learning back into the hands of the community – on it’s own time, terms and tempo.

from enlightenment to entanglement

Harold Jarche

Our existing education and training systems are not designed for this task. We have to figure this out together, outside the ‘system’ About 500 years ago a new communications technology came along and changed the face of Europe — print. Technology

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Emergent & Semantic Learning

Clark Quinn

However, as you track outcomes, e.g. success on practice, and start looking at that by doing data analytics, you can start trolling for emergent patterns (again, made up). of the empirical rules, as well as potentially new patterns that we may be able to label semantically, and even perhaps some that would be new. design meta-learning strategy technology

Experimentation: chocolate cakes and communicators | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

What gets us moving beyond our customary habits and patterns? Viv McWaters on 29 Sep 2008 at 8:48 pm Hi Nancy Synchronicity does it for me every time – wakes me up when I start seeing a pattern.

Augmented Reality Lives!

Clark Quinn

And we’ve traded off detail for pattern-matching. And, technology is the opposite: it’s hard to get technology to do pattern matching, but it’s really good at rote. The goal is to most appropriately augment our intellect with technology to create a symbiosis where the whole is greater than the sum of the parts. design mobile technologyAugmented Reality (AR) is on the upswing, and I think this is a good thing.

How to Use Design Thinking to Improve Your Nonprofit’s Digital Strategy

Beth Kanter

We used some Human Centered Design techniques from their “ Innovating for People ” design methods recipe book. It was the most stimulating web platform strategy session that I have ever experienced! What is Human Centered Design? Is it only used by people with artistic talents and graphic design skills? Anyone can be a designer!

Wayne Sutton: how people use social media | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Same pattern, methinks. Home About Full Circle Contact Resources Wiki Full Circus Full Circle Associates connections for a changing world, online and offline… Aug 31 2008 Wayne Sutton: how people use social media Published by Nancy White at 3:42 pm under events , social media Good quote. Now take it in the context of how people are using social media in disaster preparedness and response with Gustav.

Has AI (Finally) Reached a Tipping Point?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

And, t his past June, a panel of global experts convened by the World Economic Forum (WEF) named Artificial Intelligence, - Open AI Ecosystems in particular - as one of its Top Ten Emerging Technologies for 2016 because of its potential to fundamentally change the way markets, business and governments work. . Rather, AI technologies continue to get better in a continual, incremental way.”.

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