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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. Introducing Web 2.0: Web 2.0

My Two Top 2008 Technologies

Andy McAfee

Photo of Andrew McAfee Home Blog About RSS Andrew McAfees Blog The Business Impact of IT Tweet My Two Top 2008 Technologies by Andrew McAfee on December 30, 2008 For a year-end post I’d rather not try to recap the year in technology, or in anything else. So I thought I’d wrap up this blog for this year with a bit of reflection, and talk about my two favorite technologies of the year (I just got my first iPhone yesterday, but will consider that a 2009 technology).

Technology and the Right Decision Rights Decisions

Andy McAfee

Photo of Andrew McAfee Home Blog About RSS Andrew McAfees Blog The Business Impact of IT Tweet Technology and the Right Decision Rights Decisions by Andrew McAfee on March 6, 2009 My current print version of Information Week has an interesting cover story about “demand-signal management,&# a highfalutin term for getting data about what’s selling, then using it to make decisions about manufacturing, replenishment, etc. In addition, Enterprise 2.0 Web 2.0

Have Things Really Been THAT Bad?

Andy McAfee

Photo of Andrew McAfee Home Blog About RSS Andrew McAfees Blog The Business Impact of IT Tweet Have Things Really Been THAT Bad? by Andrew McAfee on January 21, 2009 A recent tweet by @rossdawson alerted me to a new post by Oliver Young at his Strategic Heading blog titled “Web 2.0 This is a self-explanatory title, and an accurate summary of Young’s beliefs about the impact of 2.0 technologies. This was the case before 2.0 Web 2.0

CoP Series #10: Stewarding Technology for Community | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Elearning is growing and evolving hand in glove with a constellation of technologies that have their roots in a number of places. If we look back to the origins of the internet ( ARPANET ) through to today’s big emphasis on “Web 2.0″ Configure technology.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Kindle.The Universal Textbook?

Mark Oehlert

Not a bad feature list. Geez, the popular novel is the least of my concerns when this kind of technology comes onto the scene. Again this is first gen and just like with the iPhone, I'm sure there is a software/firmware upgrade path to add some of this features.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Recent Podcasts from Harvard and Wesley Freyer on Innovation, Learning Orgs and IP

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « The World Continues to Get Spikier, not Flatter | Main | Netvibes Ginger - Promote on Blog Feature test » March 06, 2008 Recent Podcasts from Harvard and Wesley Freyer on Innovation, Learning Orgs and IP HBR IdeaCast 80: Where Does Strategic Innovation Come From? books futures Web 2.0

I Know It When I See It : Andrew McAfee’s Blog

Andy McAfee

Andrew McAfee’s Blog The Business Impact of IT Home About RSS I Know It When I See It January 27 2009 Comments to this post More and more often these days I get asked “Does [offering X] from [vendor Y] qualify as an Enterprise 2.0 Established vendors of collaboration software are modifying their offerings and repositioning them as social software platforms that have all the features and functions necessary to support the new modes of interacting and getting work done.

“17 Things we Used to Do”

Andy McAfee

Photo of Andrew McAfee Home Blog About RSS Andrew McAfees Blog The Business Impact of IT Tweet “17 Things we Used to Do&# by Andrew McAfee on April 20, 2009 Twitter grew by 131% in March alone , and Oprah started tweeting last week (and already has about 175,000 followers), so it seemed like the right time to discuss this technology/service/phenomenon/whatever-it-is in my MBA course. And I think that’s what intrigues me so much about this technology.

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“17 Things we Used to Do”

Andy McAfee

Photo of Andrew McAfee Home Blog About RSS Andrew McAfees Blog The Business Impact of IT Tweet “17 Things we Used to Do&# by Andrew McAfee on April 20, 2009 Twitter grew by 131% in March alone , and Oprah started tweeting last week (and already has about 175,000 followers), so it seemed like the right time to discuss this technology/service/phenomenon/whatever-it-is in my MBA course. And I think that’s what intrigues me so much about this technology.

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Top 100 eLearning Items

Tony Karrer

Learning 2.0 - The Things How we read online. - Tools Collaborative Learning Using Web 2.0 Tools - A Summary PR 2.0: Introducing The Conversation Prism eLearning Trends 2007 and 2008 TechCrunch White Label Social Networking Platforms Chart How to Insert YouTube Videos in PowerPoint Presentations LinkedIn Tips and Tweaks: Do More with your LinkedIn Account Introduction to Wikis, Blogs, Social Bookmarking, Social Networking and RSS Corporate Policies on Web 2.0

100 eLearning Articles and White Papers

Tony Karrer

Understanding E-Learning 2.0 eLearn magazine: Feature Article Ten Web 2.0 Web 2.0: eLearn: Opinions Good short article on characteristics of 2.0 e-learning 2.0 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. Web 2.0 Mzinga : White Paper Series : eLearning 2.0 &

PWLE Not PLE - Knowledge Work Not Separate from Learning

Tony Karrer

His requirements for a PLE Framework include: Personalization Social features Social filtering I ncorporate various Web 2.0 concepts and technologies (mashups, widgets, aggregation, OpenID, RSS, etc.) Flexibility and extensibility Web browser platform Aggregation/Mashups Ease of use Several thoughts jumped out at me: The concept of a Personal Learning Environment (PLE) exists, but actual PLEs only exist as theoretical combinations of skills, methods and tools.

E-Learning Generations

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The third element was the technology developed to enablethat which we today call object oriented programming. Through thefirst three generations, a familiar process of innovation occurs: first thedevelopment and piloting of the technology (which is also when the open sourcecommunity springs up around it), then the commercialization of the technology,then the consolidation of that commercial market as large players eliminateweaker competitors. The core ideas of web 2.0

First Time Visitor Guide

Tony Karrer

Managing your RSS Feeds - If you are considering subscribing to this blog, you might want to read this. Blog Description This blog covers trends in eLearning and more broadly the use of technology that aims to improve human performance. Thus, the blog has a tendency to jump into a wide range of technology types and solutions. Topics eLearning 2.0 Starting Point: What is eLearning 2.0? eLearning 2.0 - An Immediate, Important Shift eLearning 1.0, and 2.0

Last Year's Predictions For 2008, Reviewed

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Web page. Predicted : When considering innovations in e-learning for 2008, it is tempting to focus on advances in technology—such as the use of games, virtual reality, and pedagogical agents. Basic research on learning and instruction will provide new guidance for instructional design, including which instructional features promote which kinds of learning for which learners. and the hi-def DVD format-war seemingly being won by Sony's Blu-Ray technology. Yes, web 2.0

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Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ

Tony Karrer

Grows - But Creating "eLearning 2.0 Learning technologies are becoming social, collaborative, and virtual. When everyone has a mobile device with web access, clearly there are opportunities to provide content in new ways. eLearning Technology.

No Labor Shortage – Just a Shortage of imagination

Kevin Wheeler

Many skills for jobs in the health care arena can be learned quickly, but are all based on a common set of skills around patient care, communication, and appreciation for and understanding of technology. Should someone, say a recruiter or HR practitioner, beg to differ, the myriad of what I call “me too&# job ads via the well traveled “old school media&# or the Web 2.0′d

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Sustainability and MOOCs in Historical Perspective

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

It's a basis in technology that we all understand and we're all more or less comfortable with. WebCT in English stands for "Web Course Tools." One model where the company, and Blackboard began this way, would post all of the technology on their site, and you would buy the service from them. You see what's happening here, underlining these already, we're beginning to get the basic building blocks of technology and pedagogy in models of online learning. Web 1.0,

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

Tony Karrer

Top Posts The following are the top posts from featured sources based on social signals. Top 100 eLearning Items - eLearning Technology , April 7, 2009 Interesting that my own post got the top spot. My top ten tips for getting started with eLearning: - Ignatia Webs , April 6, 2009 It ain’t always easy to dive into eLearning. Ignatia Webs , April 7, 2009 While trying out different types of solar panels, I began to like the set of solar panels mentioned below. Web 2.0

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Social Media Planning and Evaluation for NGOs | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Like any good communications strategic planning, social media strategy takes into consideration goals and target audiences AND the technology implications. From an engineering perspective any technology, be it a tool, software, or processes and procedures, or new work practices, is a solution.

Not the Edublog Award Winners

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Best educational use of a virtual world: Media Grid Immersive Education " Immersive Education is an award-winning learning platform that combines interactive 3D graphics, commercial game and simulation technology, virtual reality, voice chat (Voice over IP/VoIP), Web cameras (webcams) and rich digital media with collaborative online course environments and classrooms." She uses many of the Web 2.0

Doc Searls Weblog · Too much face(book) time

Doc Searls

Same with the Web. I also believe private walled gardens on the Web are fine things. Dan Blank: Publishing, Innovation & the Web » Blog Archive » Message to Facebook: Don’t Recreate the Web on October 23, 2007 at 6:13 pm [.] The Real Value of Web 2.0

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Picnik: My new favorite online photo editor

Mark Oehlert

The only issue I have is that when you use the "right-click" send to Picnik feature, it often has to start up the first time and you have to send it again with the image or page you want. books futures Web 2.0

About Nancy White | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Technology steward, designer and builder of online interaction spaces (events, teams, learning groups). Extensive work with “web 2.0” CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER July 1996 to June 1997 BullsEye Internet News Service, Kirkland, Washington Orchestrated, developed and ran startup high technology news delivery service. Even the technologies are open. Trackback URI | Comments RSS Leave a Reply New to Full Circle? Welcome to my web home.

Please, Hamel, Don't Hurt 'Em

Andy McAfee

Photo of Andrew McAfee Home Blog About RSS Andrew McAfees Blog The Business Impact of IT Tweet Please, Hamel, Don’t Hurt ‘Em by Andrew McAfee on March 31, 2009 On March 24, Gary Hamel posted to his Wall Street Journal Management 2.0 In assembling this short list, I haven’t tried to catalog every salient feature of the Web’s social milieu, only those that are most at odds with the legacy practices found in large companies.&# And my work on Enterprise 2.0

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Does anyone else see "Student Records" in "Data Portability"?

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Clay Shirky at Web 2.0 So I was reading the SCORM 2.0 How should SCORM 2.0 enable interoperability among learning systems and the technologies that support collaboration and community, including social networks, community learning, wikis, blogs, multiplayer games, and the emerging world of user generated content?" All of this, the SCORM 2.0 books futures Web 2.0

About Nancy White | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Technology steward, designer and builder of online interaction spaces (events, teams, learning groups). Extensive work with “web 2.0” CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER July 1996 to June 1997 BullsEye Internet News Service, Kirkland, Washington Orchestrated, developed and ran startup high technology news delivery service. Even the technologies are open. Trackback URI | Comments RSS Leave a Reply New to Full Circle? Welcome to my web home.

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. Web 2.0

Last Year's eLearn Magazine Predictions

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Richard Mayer , Department of Psychology, University of California, USA Predicted: "Researchers will continue to make progress in determining the instructional design features of e-learning that promote learning, including research-based principles for the use of animated pedagogical agents, intelligent tutoring systems, simulations, games, virtual reality, and multimedia environments." Learning Systems (LMS/LCMS) Experiment with Web 3.0: Web 3.0 Finally, e-Learning 2.0

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Big Basket of Stuff #1: Wikis, IMs, and 3D

Mark Oehlert

" Meebo announces new features and partners : "First off, they have introduced a developer API for their Meebo Rooms product. This will allow people to integrate a Meebo Room into their own Web site. " Meebo is hoping that Web site owners will take this as an opportunity to build a community." sure to check out the "Room" feature. Lucky for you theres some cool 3D technology coming out of Stanford called Make3D. books futures Web 2.0

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Groups vs Networks: The Class Struggle Continues

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

What we’re seeing the emergence of the personalized web, the interactive web, web 2.0, or e learning 2.0. Mostly, schools, colleges, universities have been reacting to these new technologies by blocking them. You will use this technology.

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The Enterprise 2.0 Recovery Plan

Andy McAfee

Photo of Andrew McAfee Home Blog About RSS Andrew McAfees Blog The Business Impact of IT Tweet The Enterprise 2.0 In other words, Enterprise 2.0 I do think that digital natives use technology differently than us older digital immigrants, but we can learn. To put the other principles into practice, I’d insist that: The tools be trivially easy to use , primarily by copying the look, feel, and user interface of the most popular Web 2.0

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): "U.S. Spies Use Custom Videogames to Learn How to Think" (WIRED)

Mark Oehlert

million contract between the DIA and defense contractor Concurrent Technologies. Spies Use Custom Videogames to Learn How to Think" (WIRED) : Comments Hi, What are the features we can come across in video games? books futures Web 2.0 e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « How will ISD handle "Neural Buddhism"? Main | HHS and Federal Government Blogs » May 14, 2008 "U.S.

About Nancy White | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Technology steward, designer and builder of online interaction spaces (events, teams, learning groups). Extensive work with “web 2.0” CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER July 1996 to June 1997 BullsEye Internet News Service, Kirkland, Washington Orchestrated, developed and ran startup high technology news delivery service. Even the technologies are open. Trackback URI | Comments RSS Leave a Reply New to Full Circle? Welcome to my web home.

About Nancy White | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Technology steward, designer and builder of online interaction spaces (events, teams, learning groups). Extensive work with “web 2.0” CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER July 1996 to June 1997 BullsEye Internet News Service, Kirkland, Washington Orchestrated, developed and ran startup high technology news delivery service. Even the technologies are open. Trackback URI | Comments RSS Leave a Reply New to Full Circle? Welcome to my web home.

Is craigslist or eHarmony the Right Model for Enterprise 2.0?

Andy McAfee

Photo of Andrew McAfee Home Blog About RSS Andrew McAfees Blog The Business Impact of IT Tweet Is craigslist or eHarmony the Right Model for Enterprise 2.0? There are few communities more freeform on the Web, and its personals sections is, like eHarmony, highly popular. AndySummers February 23, 2009 at 3:09 pm I think there is a third option that lies between these two, but it depends on the feature set of the platform.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Reflecting on the e-Learning Guild Annual Gathering

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « e-Learning Guild Gathering Follow Up Post | Main | Post Conference Clean Up.Social Change, Web 2.0 Thankfully Brent Schlenker did and he got some great pics of the newly formed Beers and Blogging Crew (web site to follow shortly ;-)). Stephen Downes caught some shots as well including a great many good ones of some of Bostons interesting features. books futures Web 2.0