New Technology Supporting Informal Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Abstract We often talk about games, simulations and other events in learning, but these technologies support only episodic learning. Equally important are those technologies that provide a context for these learning episodes, an environment where students and interact and converse among themselves. Context Online learning today is beginning to be dominated by developments in games, simulations and related technologies. Implementing the Seven Principles: Technology as Lever.

Open Source eLearning Tools

Tony Karrer

Open Source LMS Other Open Source LMS Solutions - eLearning 24-7 , April 14, 2010 Open Source life, LMSs beyond Moodle - Learning Rocks , December 18, 2008 Open Source LMS - eLearning Technology , December 10, 2009 The Real Cost of a Free (Open Source) LMS! eLearning Technology , July 28, 2006 Scuttle – an open source social bookmarking tool Corporate Social Bookmarking Tools - eLearning Technology , May 21, 2008 Web 2.0

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100 eLearning Articles and White Papers

Tony Karrer

Technology Integration Matrix Together, the five levels of technology integration and the five characteristics of meaningful learning environments create a matrix of 25 cells as illustrated below. E-Performance Essentials: ELearning and Social Software An interesting article - Early e-learning traded technology for human interaction. The Technology Source Archives - Seven Principles of Effective Teaching: A Practical Lens for Evaluating Online Courses 30.

Sam Rose on the Social Media Classroom

Nancy White

This week we have a podcast with Sam Rose, one of the key developers of the Drupal based Social Media Classroom. How SMC thinks about forums as discussion starting places, blogs as individual reflection/note taking spaces and wikis as a place for crafting joint learning.

Howard Rheingold on the Social Media Classroom

Nancy White

As part of CPSquare’s “ Connected Futures &# workshop exploring the use of web technologies in the service of communities of practice, we (John Smith and I!) SMC is created on a Drupal base but customized to reflect what Howard thought would be useful for educators.

The Future of Online Learning: Ten Years On

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

New Technology The development of new technology continues to have an impact on learning. While on the one hand, new technology allows schools and instructors to offer learning in new ways, educators nonetheless continue to face limitations imposed by technology, and sometimes the lack of technology. The employment of data compression technologies has almost been superseded by fibre-optics technology such as lightpath management.

What Not To Build

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

As a result, a large part of my work involves being exposed to new and interesting technologies, whether they are the latest military simulators, academic papers delivered at scientific conferences, or product proposals being promoted by aspiring developers. What I can tell you, though, is what technologies are working, what technologies are flopping, and what technologies are fads. Don't build a wiki This is a special case of the social network site.

Is There a Better Way to Social Learning?

Xyleme

Home > Learning Technologies , Social Learning > Is There a Better Way to Social Learning? My conversation with George was no exception as we spoke at length about Connectivism , social learning networks, and the future of current learning technologies (LMS, LCMS, etc.)

My Take on the Top 25

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Copying Emma Duke-Williams 's idea - here's Jane Hart's Slideshow of the Day list of the top 25 technologies - and where they fit (or not) in my own world: Firefox - It's my major workhorse. PBWiki - I have my own wiki installed on my website, and don't need to use PBWiki. It's an instance of UseMod Wiki , which I've customized to work with my own login system. Or the Mod Wiki or the Lime survey tool. WordPress, Drupal).

Tom Vander Wall Nails My Sharepoint Experience | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

When people say technology is value neutral, I say people have values and people build software, therefore the software carries the imprint of the designers’ values. What I thought would be easy (from a Drupal perspective) was complicated or just not supported with MOSS.

Tom Vander Wall Nails My Sharepoint Experience | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

When people say technology is value neutral, I say people have values and people build software, therefore the software carries the imprint of the designers’ values. What I thought would be easy (from a Drupal perspective) was complicated or just not supported with MOSS.

So many thoughts, so little time

Jay Cross

Blog – How to Save Media - Technology Review Feed – Tech Review Top Stories , May 3, 2009. Internet Time Wiki / research , March 26, 2009. Drupal for Education and E-Learning , January 12, 2009. Handbook of Emerging Technologies for Learning , March 11, 2009. 100 Laptop Becomes a $5 PC - Technology Review Feed – Tech Review Top Stories , June 23, 2009.

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

Tony Karrer

Top 100 eLearning Items - eLearning Technology , April 7, 2009 Interesting that my own post got the top spot. With solar powered technology you will get all the workspace and electrical independence you need, even in your back garden. in Technology, Innovation and Education, where she studied how new media and emerging technologies can be used to effectively educate children. from 2008 to 2013 for learning technology products and services.

How I use social media | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

These roots are significant because our patterns of use, our ways of embracing or rejecting technology are grounded in this history. This is true of both the technology and the practices. Now technology enables far more than the discussion forums of the late 90’s.