Technology, Resources and Innovation

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

photo) ‘Rethinking’ is our thene, rething resources, learning, etc. Lena - Learning Resources We’re working to redefine and adapt open educational resources. David Porter, Lena Patterson, Chris Fernlund eCampus Ontario - Rethinking eCampus Ontario - owned by 45 universities and colleges in Ontario, funded by the provincial government As we move forward, tech and learning will be forever inter-related. You won’t be able to get away from that idea.

How We Learned to Prosper Using Fewer Resources

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

It’s about time,” writes Andrew McAfee in the Introduction to his new book, More from Less : The Surprising Story of How We Learned to Prosper Using Fewer Resources - and What Happens Next. For just about all of human history our prosperity has been tightly coupled to our ability to take resources from the earth,” he adds. “So as we became more numerous and prosperous, we inevitably took more: more minerals, more fossil fuels, more land for crops, more trees, more water, and so on.

Modern Professional Learning: Guidelines & Resources

Jane Hart

Modern Professional Learning: Guidelines and Resources to survive and thrive in the modern workplace. New article in the MWL Magazine. Social learning

The Real Goal of Open Educational Resources

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I think it's the goal of the vast majority of those working for open educational resources (OER). The Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources ( CCCOER ) - "We believe that students should have equal access to high quality instructional materials in order to achieve their academic goals." NOLWAZI - "It was always intended as an easily accessible resource for use by schools, educators and the South African community."

#OEB14 - Open Educational Resources 2.0

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

distance and e-learning will not remain separate Oivind Hoines - Norway Norweigan Digital Learning Arena - large scale working model for Open Educational Resources - objectives: - free and open digital learning resources for all - teachers and pupils contributing to their own learning resources - we have the most traffic in Norway for digital learning resources - costs - 55 Euros per student - 1.5

Connective Knowledge and Open Resources

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The CCK08 course and all the other courses we have developed since have been based on open educational resources (OERs). From your web & blog, we found you were a passionate advocate of OER, can you share with us your first experience about open online educational resource? I knew about open educational resources before anyone knew what the term meant. In another sense, the major elements are: - The course participants, including the instructor - Resources.

Backchannel Resources

Nancy White

A DM Tweet today caused me to go and look and see what resources I’ve posted on the blog about back channel work. Backchannel Resources (including a link to Howard Rheingold’s ). Do you have any great back channel tips or resources to share?

Open Educational Resources: A Definition

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The Definition Open educational resources are materials used to support education that may be freely accessed, reused, modified and shared by anyone. Foerster wrote: > Stephen Downes wrote: > > Open educational resources are materials used to support education that may be freely accessed, reused, modified and shared by anyone. > name the entity ("Open educational resources") 2. It also avoids formulations like "OERs are resources that."

A Distributed Content Addressable Network for Open Educational Resources

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Abstract We introduce Content Addressable Resources for Education (CARE) as a method for addressing issues of scale, access, management and distribution that currently exist for open educational resources (OER) as they are currently developed in higher education. When we think of the internet, we usually think of the internet as ‘open’, and this openness is most often found in the form of open resources. On the traditional web and in CDNs, we use the location of a resource.

10 must-read resources from June

Jane Hart

Every day I tweet links to resources I have found of interest. At the end of the month I review them as I add them to my 2013 Reading List and pick out my favourites. So here are my favourites from June 2013. I’ve listed them in chronological order, and once again, I’ve provided a [.]. Social learning

Evaluation of CL/4291 “Draft text of the Recommendation concerning Open Educational Resources”, UNESCO

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

This is the analysis of the UNESCO OER resolution I provided to the Canadian Commission for UNESCO prior to the discussion and vote on the resolution concerning Open Educational Resources It is now a matter of historical record that the resolution did pass.

Key social learning resources: Part 6 #sociallearning

Jane Hart

Continuing my series of key social learning resources, here is this week’s selection. 1- In Jane Bozarth’s Nuts and Bolts column for Learning Solutions Magazine, this month she provides an excerpt from the eLearning Guild’s Report, Social Media for Learning.

Not to be missed resources from May 2013

Jane Hart

Here’s my pick of the resources from May 2013 – and this month it is quite an eclectic bunch! I’ve listed them in chronological order, and once again, I’ve provided a short quote to give a flavour of the article where I’ve not embedded the resource itself. ¦ [.]. Pick of the Month

eLearning Templates – 20 Resources

Tony Karrer

Recently, I’ve been seeing a lot of posts come through eLearning Learning that provide eLearning templates or toolkits or other kinds of interesting resources.

10 resources I enjoyed in February 2013

Jane Hart

Although I tweet links to interesting resources as I find them, and collate them in my 2013 Reading List , the important thing for me about curation is also taking some time to analyse what I’ve found to try and make sense of it all, and consider how it adds to my own thinking and practice. So that’s why at the end of each month I take a look at all the resources I have collected during the month, and pick out the ones that I found particularly useful, valuable or impactful.

Key social learning resources: Part 8 #sociallearning

Jane Hart

Here are 5 more resources this week that look at social approaches to working and learning – and in particular the new mindset required. 1 – The Six Attitudes Leaders take towards Social Media, in Harvard Business Review, describes the six basic categories that business leader attitudes toward social media fall into. Why is this important? “… their attitude matters, a lot. Social media is about people, not technology. Its business … Read the rest.

Key social learning resources: Part 7 #sociallearning

Jane Hart

Here are 5 more resources I’ve found this week that look at different social approaches to working and learning. . 1 – The first one this week is an article I wrote for the E-Learning Council, Social Media + Learning = more than Social Learning. I cover quite a bit of ground in this article, but in this quote I focus on the use of the term “social learning” “But now … Read the rest. Social learning

Key social learning resources: part 12 #sociallearning

Jane Hart

Here’s this week’s round up of resources that look at social learning and the use of social media for working and learning: 1 – The first resource I want to share with you this week is Jane Bozarth’s Social Media for Learning Start Guide, which appears inside the (glossy) November edition of Inside Learning Technologies magazine, and which is introduced as follows: “New tools have given training practitioners limitless new … Read the rest.

Open Education Resources bill in Brazil

David Weinberger

Pinto, and the OER-Brazil Project, has introduced an OER bill to regulate the educational resources developed directly and indirectly (contracts for products or services or public purchases) by that state, and determine that an open license should be applied (CC-BY-NC-SA). Carolina Rossini passes along the following: Today, the Sao Paulo State Legislature Representative, Mr. Simao Pedro, assisted by his team, specially Lucia F.

Effective Web Conferences – 41 Resources

Tony Karrer

I wanted to follow-up 19 Tips for Effective Online Conferences with some additional resources that relate to this topic. I primarily used the eLearning Learning and Communities and Networks sites and used Conference , Online Facilitation of Conferences , Online Interaction in Conferences , Moderating Online Interaction , and others.

Key social learning resources: Part 5 #sociallearning

Jane Hart

My 4-part series of curated resources for TrainingZone’s Social Learning month in September has proved to be quite popular, and I have been asked by a number of people if I would continue my weekly round-up of social learning resources.

Content Personalization: What is it & Why is it so Hard at Scale?

Xyleme

Blog Resources featured blogsOvercoming 3 Main Challenges to Personalization. According to eLearning Industry , 77% Of L&D Professionals Think Personalized Learning Is Vital To Employee Engagement and 94% Of Businesses Say Personalization Is Critical To Their Success.

Wikis and Learning – 60 Resources

Tony Karrer

I wanted to collect a few resources around this topic for use in these discussions. I’m involved in several discussions around how to use Wikis as part of learning solutions. So, of course, I went to eLearning Learning and I looked at Wiki , Collaborative Learning with Wikis , Wikis and eLearning 2.0 , Wikis Corporate eLearning , Social Learning with Wikis , Wiki Security and a few others. Here’s some of what I found: Why a Wiki?

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Key social learning resources: part 15 #sociallearning

Jane Hart

Here is this week’s roundup of 5 resources about social learning and the use of social media for learning. 1 – We start this week with a couple of educational resources. Again lots of great articles to choose from this week. The first is So.cl. This is a research experiment, from Microsoft, for students focused on combining web browsing, search, and social networking for the purposes of learning. … Read the rest. Social learning

Key social learning resources: Part 11 #sociallearning

Jane Hart

My weekly Monday round-up of key social learning resources was interrupted last week by my Top 100 Tools 2011 posting , but this week we are back on track with a five more valuable articles and postings. 1 – First of all my Social Learning Community hosted on Yammer is still going strong – now with nearly 1,000 members. Recently Yammer announced new social features. Find out more in their… Read the rest. Social learning

10 not-to-be missed resources from March 2013

Jane Hart

Although I tweet links to interesting resources as I find them, I collate them in my 2013 Reading List at the end of each month, and pick out the ones that I find particularly useful, valuable or impactful.â?¦ ¦ [.]. Social learning

Key social learning resources: part 3

Jane Hart

This is the third part of my four-part series curating key social learning resources for TrainingZone’s social learning month. This article first appeared on Training Zone on 19 September. The first piece this week comes from Charles Jennings, who looks at why the real power of e-learning is social.

Key social learning resources: Part 9 #sociallearning

Jane Hart

A nice selection of posts about social learning and social media for learning this week. 1 – In the first article this week, How the web has powered the Web for 20 years, WebWorkerDaily plots the role of Web technologies in business, summarising as follows: “The net result of all the technological developments outlined above has been to change the very fabric of how we work. We now live in … Read the rest. Social learning

10 resources that I found valuable in January 2013

Jane Hart

Although I tweet links to interesting resources as I find them, and collate them in my Pick of the Day , the important thing for me about curation is also taking some time to analyse what I’ve found to try and make sense of it all, and consider how it adds to my own thinking and practice. So that’s why at the end of each month I take a look at all the resources I have collected during the month, and pick out the ones that I found particularly useful, valuable or impactful.

Sales eLearning – 21 Great Resources

Tony Karrer

Pfizerpedia is resource-sharing Web 2.0 I was asked about approaches for eLearning for Sales People. I’ve had quite a bit of experience with this and actually one of my very first projects was creating a pretty incredible eLearning solutions for Lexus sales people.

Key social learning resources: Part 1

Jane Hart

During social learning month, Jane Hart will be providing some weekly articles curating some key resources about social learning. For organizations that are looking to leverage technology to support their employees’ social learning, a backchannel is an excellent resource to consider.&#. This article first appeared in TrainingZone on 7 September 2011, but is reproduced here for those who don’t have a TZ account.

Key Social Learning Resources: Part 2

Jane Hart

During social learning month I am writing some weekly articles with some key resources about social learning. Key social learning resources part 1 This article first appeared in TrainingZone on 9 September 2011, but is reproduced here for those who don’t have a TZ account. This is the second instalment. My first piece this week comes from Michael Rose, who has written an article called Social Learning for a Social Workplace. He first explains that “social learning&# is. &#.

3 Reasons Why Personalized Learning Projects Fall Short

Xyleme

Blog ResourcesPersonalization is easier said than done — especially when delivering content at scale. While strategic visions may vary, the need to deliver the right content, to the right audience, at the right time, and in the right format, remains the same.

Key social learning resources: Part 10 #sociallearning

Jane Hart

I have just returned from Las Vegas where I hosted the Management Xchange stage at DevLearn, so this week I am going to link to 3 presentations that were given by Internet Time Alliance principals during that time that focused on the topic of managing learning in the new networked, social enterprise. 1 – Charles Jennings , Senior Director, Enterprise Strategy asked the question, Do you feel the need to manage … Read the rest. Social learning

eLearning Resources

Tony Karrer

eLearning Resources Various posts around eLearning Resources: Rapid eLearning Tools Virtual Classroom Instruction - eLearing Resources Discussion Resources for Learning Professionals Software Simulation eLearning (w/ links to Tools) eLearning Blogs - Quick Way to Find Good Ones Surveys in eLearning Tracking Without an LMS Fun Headline Generator

Learning in the Modern Workplace is much MORE than courses and resources

Jane Hart

courses and resources), it means supporting all the other ways people learn for and at work. Individuals learn in many ways for and at work; training or e-learning is only part of the picture as I show in the diagram below. Modern Professional Learning (as I call it) happens in many different ways – both inside and outside the organisation. It is partly organised by L&D, partly organised by a manager and partly self-organised.

Teaching Online Courses – 60 Great Resources

Tony Karrer

I received an inquiry about resources that would help instructors who are about to move into teaching online courses. So, what I thought I would do is go back and see what resources I could find some good resources that would help me and could be used by instructors be better prepared to teach online. So together, I’ve collected a bunch of resources pretty quickly. Still here are 60 great resources.

Key social learning resources: Part 14 #sociallearning

Jane Hart

There have been lots of interesting articles and posts this week about social learning and the use of social media for learning. Here is my pick of just 5 of them. 1- I am going to start this week with a post by Jon Ingham, who was at the recent #CIPDSocial event, and in which he describes ARM’s very social business. Although the term “social learning” isn’t actually mentioned in… Read the rest. Social learning

Examples of eLearning–Ten Great Resources

Tony Karrer

While a lot of people think of eLearning as being a course, notice how few of the resources in those last three are actual online courses. I was just asked for some examples of eLearning. I had collected up eLearning Examples a couple years ago, but thought it was worth going back to look for more. The following are some very good lists of widely varying examples of eLearning. Elearning samples eLearning Examples Examples of E-Learning Where are Examples of eLearning? Lots Right Here!

The Role of Open Educational Resources in Personal Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I have a challenging presentation ahead, one that I thinkwill make you think, I hope will make you think, and rethink just what it is that we’re up to when we take resources like this presentation, and thepictures and the words and all of that, and put them online or present them ina Connect workshop, what it is that’s happening there, what it is that we’re upto. So, the argument for open educational resources is simply:networks need openness in order to function.

Key social learning resources: Part 4

Jane Hart

This is the fourth and final instalment of my weekly articles curating key social learning resources for TrainingZone’s social learning month. This article first appeared on TrainingZone on 25th September 2011. This week we start with a posting by Mark Britz, Nature finds a way.

My resources from SchoolNet SouthAfrica #schoolnetsa11

Jane Hart

I had the privilege of delivering the opening keynote address: Thinking differently as a learning professional – and the slideset and links to the resources I mentioned are available HERE. Follow the links to the slidesets and resources used. Tweet. I have just returned from the SchoolNet South Africa 11 conference in Johannesburg – a 2.5 day event for teachers.

Managing Metadata with Resource Profiles

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Abstract Existing learning object metadata describing learning resources postulates descriptions contained in a single document. This document, typically authored in IEEE-LOM, is intended to be descriptively complete, that is, it is intended to contain all relevant metadata related to the resource. Based on my 2003 paper, Resource Profiles1, an alternative approach is proposed. Resources and Resource Descriptions Educators employ a wide variety of resources.