Digital Learning Research Network Conference 2016

George Siemens

As part of the Digital Learning Research Network, we held our first conference at Stanford last year. The framework of changes can’t be understood through traditional research methods. The research methods and approaches furnish it. This year we are outfitting it through more traditional research methods. Online Readiness Modules and Student Success. The conference focused on making sense of higher education.

Healthy and Productive Nonprofit Meetings: What Does the Research Say?

Beth Kanter

That’s why we included a module in the Emerging Nonprofit Leaders peer learning group on meeting design and facilitation – and these days it is an important leadership skill. In preparation, I’ve been studying the research and best practices for productive meetings.

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Designing E-Learning 3.0 in gRSShopper - 6

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Ethics I've just finished sending off the ethics review board (REB) documents for research ethics review. Also, I wanted to be able to put videos on the Event page and even on the Modules page. I need to associate each video with an event, and with a module.

Design 174

Why it pays to be an ambivert. (And why you probably are one.)

Dan Pink

As you can see from the chart, the folks who fared the best — by a wide margin — were the in the modulated middle. Research To Sell is HumanThis is my favorite chart from To Sell is Human , one that I explain in greater detail in a new Washington Post column.

Module 106

Why it pays to be an ambivert. (And why you probably are one.)

Dan Pink

As you can see from the chart, the folks who fared the best — by a wide margin — were the in the modulated middle. Research To Sell is Human This is my favorite chart from To Sell is Human , one that I explain in greater detail in a new Washington Post column.

from training to learning

Harold Jarche

While social learning may be one the currently hot new trends in the education and training fields, we have known for a while “why tried-and-true training methods don’t work anymore”, as discussed by Brigitte Jordan (1937-2016) in the mid-1990’s while working at the Institute for Research on Learning.

New Project: Digitizing Higher Education

George Siemens

A growing number of consulting agencies and service providers are starting to enter the higher education space, bringing visions that are not tightly focused on learner development and service to knowledge advancement in research domains – i.e. a shift to utilitarian views of education. Once this analysis is done, each university will enter one of ten modules based on their current progress. to actively research systemic transformation in higher education.

Irving Wladawsky-Berger: Reflections on Complex Systems

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Home Archives Subscribe « The Web and the Long, "Soft" War | Main | The Life Cycle of a Business » April 16, 2007 Reflections on Complex Systems Last week I attended the Almaden Institute , a meeting held annually at IBMs Almaden Research Center , located in Silicon Valley.

The Knowledge and Learning Transfer Problem

Charles Jennings

The overwhelming majority of staff development budget is spent on the acquisition, design, development and delivery of formal development in the form of programmes, courses, and eLearning modules. Educational Researcher, 27(2), 4–13.

Nothing Has Changed. Everything Has Changed.

Charles Jennings

We produced smarter modules and courses, better learning pathways, or integrated new technologies but the overall outcome was to make the learning landscape more complex and full of ‘busy work’. A Revolution or a Slow Demise?

Change 238

Five Steps to Making Your Content Mobile Ready


This coincides with Xyleme''s own research with our prospects and customers. According to Pew Research , 86% of smartphone owners use their phones to acquire “Just-in-Time” information.

Start with the 70. Plan for the 100.

Charles Jennings

10 solutions include training and development courses and programmes, eLearning modules and reading. The research for this report was based on 500 interviews with managers carried out by Comres [2] , a specialist polling and data gathering/analysis organisation.

The Best of Times, The Worst of Times: opportunities and challenges for the L&D profession

Charles Jennings

All-in-all the implication for L&D professionals has been to make their traditional offerings of carefully designed, time-consuming and often slowly developed structured modules, courses and programmes relevant to fewer and fewer stakeholder needs.

Survey 235

A wave of neuroscience

Mind Hacks

The collection covers everything from neural interfaces to neuroethics and the articles are written by some of the leading lights in brain research.

EPortfolios and Badges Workshop - #OEB14

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Each module has six sections: objectives, questions, investigate, activities, etc. The course isn''t available yet - we have the structure and write-throughs as the modules, but what we hope to get from you is input from you. We developed some tools to do the research.

Module 256

Five Barriers to Effective Learning in Organisations

Charles Jennings

Modules, courses, programmes are the one-trick pony. do you feel the module/course/programme met your needs?). In the case of traditional L&D fulfilment these goods are almost exclusively in the form of modules, courses, programmes and curricula.

Module 242

Sea wall or salt marsh?

Dave Snowden

As a side bar there is an interesting bit of research on the degree to which sea walls marry salt marshes or seek out like minds but that is definitely for another day.

Module 149

The Gen Z Learning Journey From Higher Education To The Workplace

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I want to cover research on Gen Z, especially from a Canadian context. What does our research show? The Research Born 1996-2012. Summary of a presentation: The Gen Z Learning Journey From Higher Education To The Workplace Giselle Kovary, M.A.,

Notes On "Global Guidelines: Ethics in Learning Analytics"

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Institutional responsibility and obligation to act Arguments for an obligation to act Example: having observed students not submitting summative assignments or having calculated the probabilities of module completion, is the institution obliged to act on what it has identified? The requirement for consent may be based (for example) on a principle of 'Respect for Persons', as expressed by the Government of Canada panel on research ethics.

More Vision Wars: Visual Training for Dyslexics

Eide Neurolearning

For example, coordinated control of the movements of the two eyes requires sending signals over long distances in white matter tracts, as well as sharing information between the two hemispheres of the brain, and oversight, modulation, and coordination by the cerebellum.

Less is more: A different approach to L&D in a world awash with information

Charles Jennings

This is a very different world than one focused on producing modules, courses and curricula full of ephemeral information – detailed content that has a relatively short half-life and is unlikely to be remembered in any detail beyond a post-course assessment, even if to that point.

Skills 213

Humans are not ants, agents or angels

Dave Snowden

We'd got together for a meal the night before (less Max, plus Renata) and roughly sketched out what we were going to cover in between multiple enjoyable arguments health care, research methods, the validity of information theory and the like.

Module 184

Smart Cities: A kind of 21st Century “Urban Electrification?”

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Urban informatics, succinctly defined as Big Cities + Big Data , is a complex new field requiring considerable research and experimentation.

Data 232

Education and Services Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Dick just published an op-ed article, Education: Our Most Important Service Sector in Service Science , a relatively new online journal focusing on state-of-the-art research and development in service sciences and related areas. Education as a service industry is crying out for serious research. The research arm of the US Department of Education has a budget of $160 million. This a very important mission, just somewhat different from research in education in general.

Systems Thinking, Safety and Risk Management

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Thus, I am hopeful that much of the research on the design and operation of such systems will shed light on how to better manage financial systems as well. Research into complex engineering systems, a relatively young discipline, will help us develop increasingly capable and safer systems. I believe that this is the kind of research we need to help us better manage the risks associated with our increasingly complex financial systems.

System 130

STEM Literacy is for Everyone

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Among LINC’s key projects is Blossoms - Blended Learning Open Source Science or Math Studies , which is developing a large free repository of video modules created by gifted volunteers from around the world to assist school teachers with math and science courses. researchers or the 1% who might become engineers,” writes Larson. “In researchers. MIT professor Richard Larson recently wrote an excellent opinion column - STEM is for Everyone.

Skills 198

Managing Multiple Learning Managment Systems - The High Cost of Choice


2 Let’s explore the main reasons for this redundancy: Dissatisfaction According to Brandon Hall Research, in 2012, almost 50% of organizations surveyed were considering replacing their current LMS.

Cost 141

Learning and Performance Support Systems

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

This post is to introduce you to our Learning and Performance Support Systems program, a new $19 million 5-year initiative at the National Research Council that I will be leading. Companies in this sector lack the research depth to advance and grow into new markets.

System 272

Scaling the Edge: Cynefin™ as a journey

Dave Snowden

So the core knowledge will now become a ten week, five module mixture of theory and practice. So we have created a Train the Trainer programme that will link with each of the Retreats (the interface between Cynefin Centre Research and Cognitive Edge practice).

Wiki 162

Atlantic Workshop on Semantics and Services - Day 1

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

So ontology modules can be efficiently interchanged. You can get different perspectives to a module. The knowledge base of the 'utilizer' modules are augmented by sets of nominals from 'realizer' modules. After augmentation, the knowledge engines are not expected to take into account the realizer modules any more. Diagram makes it look like data from the realizer module is integrated into the utilizer module). Diagram of 'requirements' module).

Module 100

Text-to-Speech vs Human Narration for eLearning

Tony Karrer

Company-wide training modules by an IT Process & Quality Manager at a Large Global Communications Corporation. Company-wide training modules by a Lead Courseware Developer at a Security Products Corporation. Since our training modules are used world-wide, in English, we wanted voice as well as text (all our training modules have both). When we researched TTS about 5 years ago the higher quality voices were too expensive.

My 25 Years of Ed Tech

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

This may sound surprising, but lecturers rarely undertook any formal education training at the time; it was usually a progression from researching a PhD into lecturing, with little consideration on models of teaching." Martin Weller has released his book 25 Years of Ed Tech today.

performance.learning.productivity: Getting to the Core of Learning Content in the Internet Age

Charles Jennings

There’s research that proves this point, but we only have to think about a common scenario to realise it ourselves. There is an argument that we all need to learn less if we want to know more.

Pull Platforms for Performance

John Hagel

This core operating process focuses on the research and development required to generate innovative new products and services, getting new products and services quickly into market, accelerating adoption of these products and services and then striving to extend their lives in the market as long as possible.  We live in a world of mounting performance pressure. Our Shift Index reveals that return on assets for all public companies in the US has eroded by 75% since 1965.

Cost 166

Making Your L&D Department Meaningful & Relevant

Charles Jennings

Not only that, but research results from the Corporate Executive Board show that a manager’s actions such setting clear objectives and explaining how they plan to measure performance have far greater impact on employee performance than any amount of change in skill and knowledge level (19.8%

The Secret Sauce for Productive Nonprofit Meetings that No One Talks About

Beth Kanter

One of the modules is on meetings. In fact, I just wrote a post summarizing some of the most recent research on the topic. Flickr Photo by Iain.

Learning Styles and Work Styles

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Downes: Doing a pretest may or may not help you understand your own style (probably not, with the usual unreliability of tests) but isn't predictive about 4 hours ago from web nlowell : @Downes perhaps it's semantic but i'm failing to see the link between "no learning style" and "only one style for content" geoffcain: @Downes Do you have any research on the selecting and getting it wrong bit? Transcript of a Twitter exchange this afternoon on learning styles.

A Crash Course in Design Thinking for Network Leadership Skills

Beth Kanter

The session was an introduction to design thinking methods and to generate ideas for instructional modules for networked leadership development. Last month, I participated in a Design Thinking Lab with network leadership practitioners convened by the Leadership Learning Community.

How To Think Like An Instructional Designer for Your Nonprofit Trainings

Beth Kanter

This is where you identify the learning goals, audience needs, existing knowledge, and other background by doing audience research. Ideally, audience research should be done before you design your workshop or course. Within the modules, I break it down in 15 minute blocks.

What Universities Must Learn About Social Networks

Jay Cross

Co-written with Chris Sessums | Director of Educational Research, Internet Time Lab. Faculty use social networks to support communication and information sharing among committees, teams, and research projects. What Universities Must Learning About Social Networks.

A spook’s guide to the psychology of deception

Mind Hacks

You can see the main areas they’re drawing from – which includes profiling cultures and personality, research on persuasion, cognitive biases and scams, research on the psychology of stage magic, and organisational psychology or management science more generally.

Module 113

Arizona: Managing the situated now

Dave Snowden

Abductive research techniques such as SenseMaker® make this easier, and you need people to understand the difference between induction and abduction. Modulator mapping (this needs SenseMaker®) but allows risk measurement and lots of other interesting things (harks back to the magnet metaphor). Final session of the Phoenix conference and I have a brief to provide a What do you do next summary in twenty minutes.

Module 141

Can Learning Management Systems Foster Experiential Knowledge in the Workplace?


Eric Nordin, contributor to the Center for Innovation in Research Training , said it this way: “Experiential learning can be an effective method for helping students integrate course material into their day-to-day lives.