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Open Sourced Bright Ideas and Micro Support | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

From Eyebeam OpenLab comes and open source idea for making a cover for those glare-y compact fluorescent lightbulbs (CFLs) we are all installing to save energy. Hopefully the open source values continue past their participation in Eyebeam work.

The Future of Learning Management Systems: Development, Innovation and Change

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

But there isn’t a systemic way to evaluate what works. The challenge is, how can systems support this, esp. the learning management system. They used to be known as course management systems. And they create an expectation that ‘my system should be as easy to use’.

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The revolution brewing in the world of work: Q&A with Rod Collins

Steve Denning

For the last 150 years, the work of large organizations has been about mass production and making centralization effective. Steve: The title of the book says we live "in a wiki world." "Wiki " is the Hawaiian word for "fast" or "quick."

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Cloud - the Emergence of a New Model of Computing

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The last group I want to mention consists of all the people and companies selling ad-on products and services on top of the basic computer systems, such as application developers. A central IT organization managed the operations, made the purchase and leasing decisions, and tightly controlled all the software that ran on them, including applications, systems management and development tools. Different departments could buy their own systems.

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Learning as Artifact Creation

George Siemens

Yet, change is happening, often under the radar of enthusiasts because it’s harder to sell a technology product or draw clicks to a website when being nuanced and contextual. There have always been voices that challenged this model – Dewey, Illich, Freire, Montessori – but the system of learning that defines our society is modeled on the assumption of learners needing to duplicate what instructors already know.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): "Learning objectives are best achieved when tied to real-world (not inworld) factors of production" (TerraNova)

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Great List of Presentation Resources | Main | iQuiz Maker - Make Custom Quizzes for the iPod - oh yeah, its free » June 23, 2007 "Learning objectives are best achieved when tied to real-world (not inworld) factors of production" (TerraNova) ( link to post on Terra Nova by Robert Bloomfield ) Here is a little excerpt (thats redundant and repetitive isnt it?).and

My 25 Years of Ed Tech

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

1994 – Bulletin Board Systems Also: Video, Mainframe conferencing, Telephone, Compugraphics, MUD Weller's list actually starts a little late for me. I ran it off my 286 desktop using a Maximus BBS system. I also took a massive open email course (MOEC?)

Innovation is not a repeatable process

Harold Jarche

Innovation is like democracy, it needs people to be free within the system in order to work. Small groups of highly productive knowledge artisans are capable of producing goods and services that used to take much larger teams and resources.

How to Get the Greatest ROI from eLearning

TOPYX LMS

Whether it’s an investment in oneself, a business, another person, or a product, a quality return is always desired. Most organizations wanting to host eLearning opt to have a social learning management system (LMS), also known as an eLearning system, installed.

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Workshop on Mass Collaboration - Day One

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Recent mass phenomena: Wikipedia, tagging, blogging, Scratch, massive open online courses and connectivism, citizen science, maker-space Who is creating these? Nature article on massively collaborative mathematics (see the wiki PolyMath). Some of the dimensions investigated included: - responsiveness - engagement intensity - role distribution - reward mehcanisms Another project: the CreativeIT wiki - in which we learned that most wikis are dead on arrival.

The social media I use

Nancy White

Eudora is no longer a paid product, now Open Source. I haven’t opened up IE in months. It is a sweet combo of real time wiki and chat room that pairs great with a Skype call or telecon. Wikispaces and other wikis, including MediaWiki.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Zone Alarm Listen UP!! This is NOT Customer Service!

Mark Oehlert

Normally I run Zone Alarms security suite of products and I generally think they are the best out there - they are certainly better than Norton in terms of being Norton being such a resource hog. Suffice it to say that I now in about Hour Two of this "solution" (typing this on my MacBook which is oddly virus free) and the uninstall program has totally frozen my system. Maybe Im just torqued at the system right now but there is a bad design principle at work here somewhere.

Building a Solid Library of Use Cases

Luis Suarez

Asking Questions Openly: And, finally, one of my favourite business practices and use cases that I keep advocating for in terms of helping knowledge workers transition from the good old mantra of ‘ knowledge is power ’ to ‘ knowledge shared is power ’.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): "MIT Researchers Advance Lecture Capture with Search Capabilities" (Campus Technology)

Mark Oehlert

» February 11, 2008 "MIT Researchers Advance Lecture Capture with Search Capabilities" (Campus Technology) ( story link ) Now this is what I call an *LMS (lecture management system).

Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ

Tony Karrer

Branon Learning Management System App Stores Bob Little Apps, Not Courses Inge de Waard Augmented reality moves towards augmented learning with easy tools: Wikitude , Layar , ARToolKit. Open Educational Resources Matures 4. Twitter, Yammer), wikis, blogs, discussion groups, etc.

Mass Collaboration Workshop, Day Two

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

So in our work we examined the potential of social tagging, and the impact of individual and collective knowledge on social tagging systems. The focus here will be a tagging system, and in particular a system for recommending tags. We need a good understanding of the cognitive mechanisms involved in producing and consuming the data, and you need system affordances that facilitate its use. We want also to talk about what we can do to make these systems work better, eg.,

Web 2.0 Applications in Learning

Tony Karrer

There were about 7 examples mentioned including Intuit using a Wiki-like system for customers to ask questions/get advice around taxes, using a group blog with students prior to a formal learning event, the US Army's use of collaboration tools to share best practices in Iraq, and several others. This is something that gets discussed as emergent: see Emergent Knowledge Management , Direction of eLearning - Emergence or Big System , and Future Platforms for eLearning.

Identifying a collaboration platform

Harold Jarche

The options then become: Open the LMS so it can be used in the daily workflow. Use wikis for all documentation. I recently described one such platform – Elgg: it’s a community effort : Another platform that I have used since its early days is Elgg , an open source social networking platform that attracted me because of its unique underlying model. The Elgg platform has matured in the past six years and has a strong community and a solid product (v.

Social (hiccup) CRM tools

Martijn Linssen

Improved product, better advertising, great WOM How can you please the Social Customer? The Lithium platform offers a number of connections to the social web (Facebook, Twitter), CRM systems, web analytics, and more. Business or Pleasure? -

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Seven Things I Learned This Year

Tony Karrer

Here’s the series: Text-to-Speech Overview and NLP Quality , Digital Signal Processor and Text-to-Speech , Using Text-to-Speech in an eLearning Course , Text-to-Speech eLearning Tools - Integrated Products , Text-to-Speech vs Human Narration for eLearning , and Using Punctuation and Mark-Up Language to Increase Text-to-Speech Quality. Aggregation and Social Filtering Provide High Value eLearning Learning has somewhat become my singular source of great eLearning content.

Sustainability and MOOCs in Historical Perspective

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

We're going to talk about the factors that led to the development of the Massive Open Online Course and Connectivism and the new phenomena in learning today. But, a few preliminaries before I start the talk, because it's all about open education. :) This presentation is available now at that website. In the mid-1990s, people began to develop learning management systems. I'm sure you're all familiar with learning management systems. Early discussion board systems.

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. Don't ask me what companies are developing what products, how industry stocks are performing, or where all the 'smart money' is going. The situation is a bit better now that Java is built into some operating systems.

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Words of Wisdom*

Clark Quinn

Our vendor was very helpful, taking the necessary time to have it optimally integrated with our IT system. Our IT group changed the infrastructure a year ago, to *open source* (I don’t know what they were thinking), but fortunately my vendor says that they’d be happy to help change the installation to work with the new services architecture. So, to get product information, you go to the sales site, er, or is that engineering? Wikis and blogs?

E-Learning Generations

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

( version française ) In recent years I have been working on two major concepts:first, the connectivist theory of online learning, which views learning as anetwork process; and second, the massive open online course, or MOOC, which isan instantiation of that process. This generation is characterized by systems suchas Plato, and represents the very idea of placing learning content online. Learning management systems drew a great deal from distancelearning.

eLearning Conferences 2013

Tony Karrer

link] December 3-5, 2012 Australasian Conference on Information Systems , Geelong, Australia. link] December 3-14, 2012 Open Content Licensing for Educators (#OCL4Ed), organized by the OER Foundation, offered online. link] February 6-8, 2013 Open Research , Auckland, New Zealand.

The Future of Online Learning: Ten Years On

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Ericsson Computer Science Laboratory, 2008) These systems manage the interface between the operating system – whether it be Apple, Windows or Linux – and the underlying hardware, thus allowing the same system to be run on varying hardware configurations. The operating system, to these systems, is depicted as a disc file (or ‘image’). Digital cameras have essentially replaced traditional cameras; Polaroid is ceasing production of instant film in 2009.

The Future IMS Learning Design

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

So now we have this whole system all based around Word - structured interface, graphics from repository. A more open, collaborative support environment has potentioal to lead wider adoption. But we (IMS) need to be more open. The first was open source in name, but not in how it operated. On of the things missing from a lot of the open source projects is documentation. If we have to do something in open source, we'll write it down.

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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Facebbok apps now work on other sites.what is the hard part to figure out here?

Mark Oehlert

So why havent we gone further down the road of turning these systems into widget-sized, Facebook-like apps, that we could then reconfigure into the most logical collection of functionality for us in our current role at the current time? The awesome open source project?

Challenge: SharePoint and NGOs/NonProfits -go or no go? | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Home About Full Circle Contact Resources Wiki Full Circus Full Circle Associates connections for a changing world, online and offline… Apr 10 2009 Challenge: SharePoint and NGOs/NonProfits -go or no go? There has to be a more productive path.

New Technology Supporting Informal Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The intent of such systems is to to facilitate the conversation and interaction around episodic learning events in a distributed environment, transforming them from elements in a linear flow-based design to free-floating objects in an environment. Such systems are by their very nature episodic. One day capitalism is the unassailable foundation for our economic system, the next day, following a market collapse, it is not. Introduction to Systems Thinking.

[berkman] Doc Searls

David Weinberger

VRM is an open source project (although there are some commercial projects underway also). Adriana Lukas’ The Mine project is intended to work independent of any identity system. And they don’t know what only you know, and what’s outside their system. A: We have a draft of this, on the wiki: ProjectVRM.org We also want a list of core principles. Q: What about customized fabrication, i.e., making products in response to customer desires.

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First Time Visitor Guide

Tony Karrer

Presentation - ISPI Los Angeles Introduction to Wikis, Blogs, Social Bookmarking, Social Networking and RSS Practical Suggestions: Web 2.0 Moving from One to Many - LMS Products are Two Generations Behind Leading with an LMS - Harmful to Your Health (or Skipping Stages. eLearning Resources Learning Management Systems - LMS Web 2.0 Update 2/6/2008 based on recent Top eLearning Posts It can be daunting to visit a blog for the first time.

Last Year's Predictions For 2008, Reviewed

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

It is safe to say that most pundits did not predict the largest story of the year, the collapse of the economic system. Predicted: The "middle path"—proprietary lock-in services, like Vista, iTunes, Facebook, and Second Life, will be abandoned for more open commercial alternatives rather than free and open source software and content. Finally, open academic publishing will have its strongest year. The same with workplace learning and EPS systems.

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Doc Searls Weblog · Thoughts on the writers strike

Doc Searls

In the end, backing the strike means willingness to pay for internet content, directly or indirectly, and to pressure those who charge for content, i.e. the owners of networks and other marketing shells, to ensure that a fair share of the life-long earnings of productions goes those who create them.

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Rethinking conferences

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

It’s a BarCamp, the Open Source Version of a Conference. Giving a presentation is open to anyone, and encouraged! Response 27 cut down on opening addresses of powerful, but boring speakers.

The Enterprise 2.0 Recovery Plan

Andy McAfee

I wouldn’t know, for example, what major enterprise systems needed to be deployed, integrated, consolidated, upgraded, etc. It’s logical and natural to think that all the good new product ideas come out of the design department and R&D labs, that the folk in the IT department are the best ones to help you with your computer problem, and that the engineers are the only ones who can figure out why the doors start rattling after 5,000 miles on the road.

MOOC - The Resurgence of Community in Online Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

In this presentation Stephen Downes addresses the question of how massive open online courses (MOOCs) will impact the future of distance education. slide 1 – MOOC Wordle] My objective in this talk is to address how the massive open online course (MOOC) will impact the future of distance education, and in particular, strategies and examples of the use of MOOCs to promote cultural and linguistic diversity. That gives us four terms: ‘massive’, ‘open’, ‘online’, and ‘course’.

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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: Open Source content?

How to Get the Most out of a Conference

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The second time at a conference (or at a venue) is always more productive than the first. I took the venue as my starting point; the organizers wanted a talk on openness, and the audience consisted of managers and decision-makers, so I described a policy framework for open learning.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): The Social Graph.shaping up to be the hot summer song of 08

Mark Oehlert

Since we have all bellied up to the social computing Kool-Aid and drunk deeply, it is only right that now we become interested in the kinds of data that can be extracted from these systems.

''m only going to say this about 1,000 more times.

Mark Oehlert

What learning is NOT is a product. no but you can measure performance - but people arent selling Performance management systems (those would be PMSs and marketing would NOT let that happen). So lets freakin STOP talking about learning like its a product. Sell systems that manage training or resources. Open Source. Wikis. e-Clippings (Learning As Art). Subscribe to e-Clippings (a division of blogoehlert). Facebook Profile. flickr. flick r.com.

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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): GDC Update 5: Player Generated Content in Casual Games

Mark Oehlert

million items, one developer (not the top one) is making over 700K per year, one way that they do this is that imvu allows people to create products that others can mod and re-submit so as a developer you can create products that others re-use and then you derive profits from that addtl. e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « GDC Update 4: A Basket of Stuff | Main | GDC Update 6: Game Studies Download 3.0

's UX

Mark Oehlert

So this is a shot from the opening session of Adaptive Paths UX Week. I think the big take-away from this session is that she began with a problem, people taking the wrong medicine, and then selected as her starting point - the user - not the system. Why do we have such a system focus - why do we choose to serve the machine first.I Maybe we need to go back and start with our users and what their interaction with our products is like. Open Source. Wikis.