Introduction to Social Networking

Harold Jarche

tools are a form of social networking, but for this module we’re going to focus on “ego-centric&# social networks, those that are focused on individuals, as opposed to networks that build up around objects, such as Delicious, Flickr, Slideshare, etc. Note you can learn more about the concept of ego-centric vs object-centric networks here ). Facebook was originally developed for college students to connect, so it has a more informal, social air than you find on LinkedIn.

The Age of “Lean Manufacturing” in Learning Content Management Systems

Xyleme

Home > Instructional Design , Learning Content Management > The Age of “Lean Manufacturing” in Learning Content Management Systems The Age of “Lean Manufacturing” in Learning Content Management Systems September 27th, 2010 Goto comments Leave a comment Guest Post by Mark Hellinger, Xyleme President & CEO We all have read about how traditional manufacturing jobs are rapidly disappearing in the U.S. RSS feed Google Youdao Xian Guo Zhua Xia My Yahoo!

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My 25 Years of Ed Tech

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

And it's not that we don't know the history of universities and distance education and learning theories, it's that so much of it and so many of them are wrong. This has been my work; I have been a learning technologist (and more, I hope) for that entire time, and for pretty much all of it I have a pretty good feeling that I knew - that we knew - what we were doing. My first experience of online learning was in 1986 when the students in John A.

“How do I get my Word content into XML?”

Xyleme

More importantly you can also reuse content across different types of outputs (e-learning, classroom, performance support and even mobile). There are a few approaches: Custom Transformations: If you have been very disciplined with the way you’ve used the outlining and style features of Word, the mapping from Word to XML elements can be tailored to automatically convert your word documents into XML maintaining most, if not all, your structure and style information.

My Moodle Test

Xyleme

Home > Learning Technologies , Standards > My Moodle Test My Moodle Test October 9th, 2009 Goto comments Leave a comment Talk has been heating up lately regarding the use of open source versus proprietary systems for learning. Having said this, the assertions stated above would lead us to believe that open source is the answer to all of our issues with standards in e-learning. So, open source Moodle does not export to SCORM, the most prevalent e-learning standard?

Distance Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

A reader writes, I've just changed jobs and am now supporting the development of a distance learning module delivered almost entirely online. Experiences of distance learning - my own, those of my friends and colleagues, has always been disappointing but the team with whom I'm working are enthusiastic to try new things and see if we can come up with something exciting and engaging rather than the usual isolating, dispiriting experience.

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The Future of Online Learning: Ten Years On

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

An MS-Word version of this essay is available at [link] In the summer of 1998, over two frantic weeks in July, I wrote an essay titled The Future of Online Learning. 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.