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70-20-10: Origin, Research, Purpose

Charles Jennings

Learning through Conversation – April 2016 Cal Wick, Bob Eichinger, Charles Jennings 70-20-10: Origin,Research, Purpose by Cal Wick Where It All Began The 70-20-10 model has been part of the corporate learning and development lexicon for decades.

Research and Evidence

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

His part of the world is the dual environments of Athabasca University and the University of Texas at Arlington, and he is attempting to put together major research efforts around MOOCs and learning analytics. Hype and rhetoric, not research, were the driving forces behind MOOCs, he argued.

Informal Learning Research Report

Jane Hart

Inthis new E-Learning Guild Survey Research Report,Informal Learning Takes Off, Iexamine the results of a survey about informal learning in the workplace.

Distributed research needs collaborative researchers

Harold Jarche

Tweet “What Sanofi is doing is reducing its own internal research capacity,” he said. We will do less of our own research. We’re not going to get out of research. As research becomes more networked, researchers will need to be more collaborative.

Digital Learning Research Network (dLRN)

George Siemens

All aspects of it, including administration, teaching/learning, and research. The process of becoming digital has important implications for how learning occurs and how research happens and how it is shared. I’m happy to announce the formation of the digital Learning Research Network (dLRN), funded by a $1.6m From a broad overview, the goal of the grant is to improve the depth and quality of research in digital learning. Connect and amplify existing research.

Researching open online courses

George Siemens

One area that I haven’t devoted much attention to is that of distributed online research networks. Most people in higher education participate in research networks – even if the network is merely a means of connecting researchers in different locations, with each running their own labs and research programs. While hardly novel, we are developing a distributed online research program around upcoming (massive) open online courses (MOOCs).

Making Sense of Research

Clark Quinn

One announcement that was less noticed was the announcement of a new research endeavor, but I wonder if it isn’t the most game-changing element of them all. What Apple has done is to focus specifically on health data from their HealthKit, and partner with research hospitals. A couple of weeks ago, I was riffing on sensors: how mobile devices are getting equipped with all sorts of new sensors and the potential for more and what they might bring.

On Research and Academic Diversity

George Siemens

In the fifth chapter, we evaluated the citations based on the MOOC Research Initiative, which received close to 300 submissions. At least three strands of discourse exist: the edtech hypesters, the research literature in peer reviewed publications, and the practitioner space. Compare his citations with many academics in the field and it’s clear that he has an impact on both practice and research.

Presentations: MOOC Research Initiative

George Siemens

This past week, in preparation for our upcoming MOOC research conference ( early bird registration ends Oct 31 ), I held two online presentations on a) MOOC Research Initiative (a review of literature, research themes) and b) Lessons MOOCs can learn from online education. MOOC Research Initiative.

Researchers develop ‘smart’ touch-responsive internet-enabled newspaper

Ross Dawson

The research project is called Interactive Newspaper , which says: Interactive paper is a type of “smart” paper. My European speaking tour (ending today) has had two primary themes: crowdsourcing and the future of corporate IT.

The Graphic That Started My Journey Researching Purpose Three Years Ago

Dan Pontefract

After I published my first book, Flat Army , in May of 2013, I began musing about the concept of purpose. Whilst I knew (and still know) a connected and engaged culture is critically important for today’s complex and complicated organizations, something was gnawing at me.

Disruptive Educational Research Conference in India

Jay Cross

Next month at this time, I’ll be boarding a plane for Delhi. In the sixties I dreamed of visiting India but never made it. Finally fulfilling the dream has me totally jazzed. I’ll be taking part in EdgeX , an event that covers two important themes for education – Learning X.O (the

Research: The acceleration of Australian banks’ use of social media

Ross Dawson

Matthew Warren, and Dr. Shona Leitch from Deakin University have done some interesting research in their paper A study on how Australian banks use social media. Here are a few key points from the research.

Distributed research lab: request for feedback

George Siemens

As I stated in a previous post , I recently had a mild disappointment in enacting a research project. And it got me thinking about why important research is often not conducted because granting agencies are actually not horribly innovative. What is established as a clear trend may receive research dollars, but early stage ideas are often only able to access small pockets of funds. Research usually only happens when research dollars are available. Research.

The Vital Role of Research in Preserving the American Dream

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

This past September, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences released Restoring the Foundations: The Vital Role of Research in Preserving the American Dream , - a report on the state of US leadership in science and technology. Research is generally characterized as basic or applied.

Ridiculous research findings on informal learning

Jay Cross

An analyst reports that her company’s research finds that only 30% of U.S. companies spent money on informal learning tools or services last year. Of those, big companies spent $16,000 on average; little ones spent $5600. What an astounding finding!

Social Networks & Learning: Research Seminar

George Siemens

Last year, TEKRI and Athabasca University hosted a week-long research seminar on networks and learning. It’s an opportunity for review of existing and leading research as well as intensive discussion about the roles of social media and networks in education. The event was quite successful. As a result, we are organizing a similar event this year. The seminar will be held in Edmonton from June 20-24 and is open to students and faculty.

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

Beth Kanter

In preparation, I’ve been studying the research and best practices for productive meetings. What Research Says About Productive Meetings and Conference Calls. Intercall did some research about what people actually do on a conference call. Flickr Photo by Haldane Martin.

Open presentations on MOOCs and MOOC Research Initiative

George Siemens

As part of the MOOC Research Initiative , I’m organizing two open events this coming week: Oct 22, 11 am Mountain Time (see conversions ): An Overview of the MOOC Research Initiative: The project, literature, and landscape. This presentation will provide a timeline of the development of the MOOC Research Initiative, its goals, the review and selection process, and lessons learned. Several presentations this next week that might be of interest to readers: 1.

Vehicle Automation - a Very Important Priority for AI Research

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Toyota, for example, recently established the Toyota Research Institute to pursue the development of what it calls guardian angel automation technologies, where the driver is always in control until a crash looms, at which point the automation system fully takes over to try to prevent the accident.

Game-Changing Basic Research: Benefits and Challenges

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In April, MIT released The Future Postponed: Why Declining Investment in Basic Research Threatens a U.S. Innovation Deficit , - a report on both the long term benefits of basic research and the impact on those benefits of declining federal investments.

Moving from openness advocacy to research

George Siemens

Openness in education is more advocacy than research. Sure, we’ve had the odd Yochai Benkler paper and a few publications from advocates of openness and a few researcher/philosopher/advocates (like Peter Suber and John Willinksky). I can’t think of a trend in education that is as substantive as openness that has less of a peer reviewed research base. Where are the research conferences?

Hallucinating sleep researchers

Mind Hacks

I just stumbled across a fascinating 2002 paper where pioneering sleep researcher Allan Hobson describes the effect of a precisely located stroke he suffered.

Hallucinating sleep researchers

Mind Hacks

I just stumbled across a fascinating 2002 paper where pioneering sleep researcher Allan Hobson describes the effect of a precisely located stroke he suffered.

UX Intensive Amsterdam 2012: Research Day Snapshot

Adaptive Path

Continuing our coverage of UX Intensive Amsterdam, day two featured Design Research (see Day 1: Design Strategy here ) taught by Paula Wellings. Exercises included field research using methods learned throughout the day.

How governments research and communicate about the future

Ross Dawson

Governments around the world are increasingly recognizing that they have a responsibility for structured thought and research about the future, both to shape their own initiatives, and to assist companies and institutions in the nation to survive and thrive in times of change.

More research: browsing for fun at work boosts productivity

Ross Dawson

Ever a source of great information, Arie Goldshlager has now pointed me to additional research that supports the National University of Singapore study I pointed to in the article.

Attention Nonprofit #DataNerds: A Few Recent Research Studies on Data, Technology, Funding, and Trends

Beth Kanter

In the last few weeks, there have been a few good research studies and web sites relaunched that cover technology, data, funding, and trends. Here’s a roundup.

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Digging into MOOC Mania: One Investor's Key Research Questions and Approach

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

We plan to announce a MOOC research grant. Response (Anh): we know the importance of that, but we don’t have a research project with this in mind, but through our research grants we encourage those sorts of research questions. Summary of a presentation from Stacey L.

DARPA offers $42 million for ‘revolutionary’ research on social media analysis

Ross Dawson

Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) (slogan: Creating and Preventing Strategic Surprise) is offering $42 million in funding for “revolutionary&# research into social media in strategic communication. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is soliciting innovative proposals to help build what would be, at its most basic level, an Internet meme tracker. The U.S.

52% of Americans did mobile phone research while in stores over the holiday season

Ross Dawson

used mobile phones to help them make buying decisions, according to research from Pew Internet. The cross-over between physical and online retail is not just for innovators and techies. It is the way people shop.

LINK Research Lab: Fall Speaker Series

George Siemens

At LINK Research Lab, we have a full slate of speakers for fall, including topics on distributed learning, synchronous instruction, success for under represented students, learning analytics, engagement, design based research, openness, flipped classrooms, health and the built environment, mentorship, and wonder.

I’m just here for the research

Mind Hacks

Plus a bonus question about why strip clubs are so frequently researched. It’s not often that you read about a researcher beating up their research subjects but how could you do such a study without it?

Social tagging games ‘n research

David Weinberger

The GiveALink link-sharing site has posted two games thaty are actually research studies. It’s actually a study called “Social Annotations through Game Play&# conducted by the Networks and Agents Network in the Center for Complex Networks and Systems Research of the Indiana University School of Informatics. It’s an open bookmark-sharing service that also feeds a research program.

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. The conference focused on making sense of higher education.

Social networked learning: research seminar

George Siemens

In June, 2010, Terry Anderson and I, along with TEKRI researchers and a few visiting guests, hosted a doctoral research seminar on social networked learning. The event offered a great opportunity for sharing research and engaging in discussions around the future role of social networked learning. This year, we (TEKRI: Terry Anderson, Jon Dron, and I) are excited to announce the second version of this research seminar: Social Networks and Learning 2011.

[2b2k] The Federally-funded research should be open Act

David Weinberger

The Federal Research Public Access Act has been reintroduced in the U.S. It would require federally-funded research to be made public within six months of publication (with security exceptions, natch). House. More here. Go FRPAA! (Ok, Ok, not the catchiest slogan ever

Data Science and the Changing Nature of Research and Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Last month, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAAS) released the results of a new study, ARISE II: Unleashing America’s Research & Innovation Enterprise. Pressures to decrease government spending make it harder to support long term research.

eLearning Guild Mobile Learning Research Report now available

Clark Quinn

I’ve had my head down on a couple of projects, but I can now announce one of them: the eLearning Guild’s Mobile Learning Research Report is now available.

New Research: Thinking About Your Mortality Makes You A Better Person

Bob Sutton

  Here is what Ken Vail and his co-authors found: Contemplating death doesn't necessarily lead to morose despondency, fear, aggression or other negative behaviors, as previous research has suggested. Following a review of dozens of studies, University of Missouri researchers found that thoughts of mortality can lead to decreased militaristic attitudes, better health decisions, increased altruism and helpfulness, and reduced divorce rates.