Notes from Information Technology Based Higher Education and Training ITHET 2013, Antalya

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

A New Strategy for Higher Education and Training Shirley Alexander Some intro stuff about the buildings being built for the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS). Technology''s role. turns a perfect event into time- and space- independent mode - make optimal use of current technology for recording, storage, distribution, etc - provide added value: replay, searching, browsing, etc.

What Makes an LMS Easy to Use?

Tony Karrer

They are doing a combination of virtual classroom training (via WebEx) and self-paced eLearning. And the person who asked the question tells me: My managers have asked me to find alternatives to Moodle that are more user friendly and that are easier to update and manage. eLearning Technology.

Trending Sources

eLearning Predictions Further Thoughts

Tony Karrer

You can access a WebEx recording of the presentation here: https://nethope.webex.com/nethope/ldr.php?AT=pb&SP=MC&rID=58772167&rKey=9ac6286700094e6f A question was asked: There was a big interest in mobile years back and then it seemed to disappear, we will be seeing this come back? Thus the questions will be a bit different this time around. I agree that access of virtual worlds needs to be as simple as getting into a WebEx session. eLearning Technology.

Webinar Software - Adoption Advice

Tony Karrer

Good question about adoption of webinar software / services - this time from someone who went to my workshop in Cincinnati - Revolution in Workplace Learning - who by the way - called it "awesome." Here's the question: We are currently moving toward web-based training for an external audience and have been experimenting with a modest product called Ready Talk. Our webinars have been successful by our standards and for the most part, we've been early adopters of the technology.

One Week to Select an LMS – No Way

Tony Karrer

They are doing a combination of virtual classroom training (via WebEx) and self-paced eLearning. And the person who asked the question tells me: My managers have asked me to find alternatives to Moodle that are more user friendly and that are easier to update and manage. The real question here is probably more about how you work with your management to get them to understand the challenge, how you might approach it, the risks of not doing a more thorough evaluation.

Web Video Conferencing

Clark Quinn

I even would think that someone having to do a download like WebEx does would be annoying enough that users wouldn't want it. So, some questions I'm hoping to figure out shortly: Are there examples out there of sites who are already doing this for their users? Are we too early still for the technology? Two of my start-up clients have recently discussed adding video conferencing to their web offering.

New Learning Solutions

Tony Karrer

You would categorize the space from faceless (WebEx) to 3D/complex (Second Life) and your solution is this new category of approachable 3D. This new survey tool appears to have additional multimedia question types, but I was not clear on why that's any better than providing some media or a small embedded captivate piece and having the question there. Some thoughts and questions I would have for this company - Customers? eLearning Technology.

Irving Wladawsky-Berger: "Killer Apps" and Virtual Worlds

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Irving Wladawsky-Berger A collection of observations, news and resources on the changing nature of innovation, technology, leadership, and other subjects. Moreover, I actually think that meetings and learning are fascinating subjects to study, especially if the object of the study is to understand how to leverage new technologies like the Internet, social networks and virtual worlds to significantly improve them. It could be technological or social in nature like Smart Mobs.

Rethinking conferences

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Thinking Theatre, events using a team meeting system with wireless keyboards to collectively respond to a sequence of questions that helps the audience experience/learn how to think/act like the keynote.