Translational research?

Clark Quinn

So, one of the things that a few people do is translate research to practice. They’re also practitioners, designing or consulting on solutions, but they can read research in untranslated academese and make sense of it. The post Translational research?

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

Research assignments

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Building digital confidence at Cancer Research UK

Jane Hart

New article in the MWL Magazine: Building digital confidence at Cancer Research UK ‘When our digital team works with another team at CRUK in a ‘spoke’, we help them deliver a digital outcome.

Digital Learning Research Network Conference

George Siemens

I’ve been working with several colleagues on arranging the upcoming Digital Learning Research Network (dLRN) conference at Stanford, October 16-17, 2015. The conference will include social scientists, activists, philosophers, researchers, and rabble rousers. The call for papers is now open. We are looking for short abstracts – 250 words – on topics of digital learning. The deadline is May 31.

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.

MOOC Research Initiative: Reports Released

George Siemens

I’m pleased to announce that the reports from the MOOC Research Initiative (MRI) are now available. In the spirit of useful science , each grantee was asked to provide a one sentence overview of their research findings. I enjoyed working on this grant. The traditional method of exploring a knowledge domain takes years. With MOOCs, given their rapid development, this didn’t seem feasible.

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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.

The Facebook Research

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

There is a hard line in research ethics to the effect that any interaction with a user needs to be declared beforehand, and conducted with the explicit consent of the user. Research is not inherently evil, and studying people to find out how they work is not wrong. Creating conditions of consent alters research results; tell people their emotions are being monitored and they change their emotions. The Facebook experiments are actually very clever.

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.

Non-Research Citations in the Siemens Research Study

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Defending himself against my criticism of his recently released research study on distance and online learning, George Siemens tweets: Au contraire mon frère. There are many non-research articles cites, with a particular preference toward foundations, consultants, a few blogs and news and magazine articles. The non-research citations are as selective and ill-informed as the formal citations. Babson Survey Research Group. MOOC Research Initiative (MRI) - Final Report.

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).

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Some research questions

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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.

Power laws & abductive research

Dave Snowden

I promised a more substantive post about our Friday session at the AoM on new forms of research, and I want to do it by summarising aspects of Max Boisot's final presentation, which did an excellent point of putting everything in context.

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?

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.

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.

Twitter research tool

David Weinberger

The Web Ecology Project has released 140Kit , a research tool for tracing tweet paths. It’s the final product of the various provisional tools we’ve used to produce our previous reports on the social phenomena of Twitter , and of lead researcher Devin Gaffney’s own work on high throughput humanities.&#.

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.

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New Pew Research Report: The Future of Digital Life and Well-Being

Beth Kanter

The Pew Research Center has released a research report called “ The Future of Digital Life and Well-Being.” Pew Research Center recently released the full collection of anecdotes and stories shared by experts about their personal experiences with digital life.

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 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.

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.

Research Goes Asian

Kevin Wheeler

Home About Future of Talent Subscribe Over the Seas Thoughts on Recruiting, Learning and Other Things as I Ramble around the World Research Goes Asian by Kevin Wheeler on August 6, 2009 Fusionopolis- Singapore The future of scientific research is moving global, and especially toward Asia, in the search for talented, skilled people. Today they are reaping the benefits as more and more universities and corporations locate their research in Asian counties. Research Centers U.S.

Serendipity in psychological research

Mind Hacks

Note that, in all cases, having made the initial unexpected observation – either from unstructured exploratory research, or in the course of investigating something else – the researchers went on to shore up the findings with further, hypothesis-driven experiments.

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.

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.

Narrative research

Dave Snowden

There are still a few places on the narrative research seminar coming up in Amsterdam next week. We keep these small as they are designed to understand the theory of the approach, and also to engage in design of advanced applications. This one is being hosted by one of our experienced practitioners, Jochum (who co-authored an article with me on narrative) so there will be a change to see some of their projects as well. Discounts for any existing network member.

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.

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.

eLearning Research

Tony Karrer

We have: Will Thalheimer, Work Learning Research Kevin Oakes, I4CP Claire Schooley, Forrester Chris Howard, Bersin Kevin Martin, Aberdeen Biggest trend is Learning 2.0 Statistics from ASTD research - 86% - web 2.0 What does research show? Some debate, but no research on this yet. At a panel at DevLearn. trend. Allow people to work faster, better through informal learning. eLearning 2.0 addresses informal, on-the-job. It's relatively new.

Research Goes Asian

Kevin Wheeler

[siu] Panel: Capturing the research lifecycle

David Weinberger

He points to Zenodo , a respository for research outputs. Open source communities are better at collaborating than most academic research communities are. Publiscize helps researchers translate their work into terms that a broader audience can understand. It’s the first panel of the morning at Shaking It Up. Six men from six companies give brief overviews of their products. The session is led by Courtney Soderberg from the.

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!

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