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.

Telepresence

Jay Cross

Back in 2000, a bunch of us at a session of eLearning Forum debated whether technology could ever make online sessions as good as being there. Cisco WebEx’s Bob Lee and I had a brief session after lunch today: src="[link].

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The Problem With 'A National Effort in Online Education'

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Indeed, the major difference between my paper and Usher's proposal is that I built it on existing work by education standards bodies, I described the technology that would be used to implement such a project, and I described how the resources would be used. Alex Usher points out quite correctly that universities will need to be online by the fall. We're not likely to be out of the Covid woods by then, and in-person classes will likely be limited and few.

Hybrid Worlds

Luis Suarez

I just know it would have been something that didn’t have anything to do whatsoever with technology. Over the course of the last six years, since I went independent, I have had the opportunity (and still do!)

WebEx 130

Travel Budget Slashes, Meeting Crunch and Going Virtual

Nancy White

All presentation proposals are peer-reviewed and selected by three reviewers on the respected Program Committee for inclusion in the conference program, Proceedings (book and CD-ROM formats) and EdITLib (Education and Information Technology Digital Library), [link].

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. Are we too early still for the technology? Two of my start-up clients have recently discussed adding video conferencing to their web offering. Both startups use have two kinds of users involved who are going to want to do 1-to-1 communication through a variety of different communication approaches (text, phone, etc.)

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The social media I use

Nancy White

I have saved a few delicious tags about individuals’ technology configurations if you want to browse with they use. WebEx and Live Meeting – take note! This is a very messy lump from a technology standpoint.

Course Authoring and Rapid eLearning Tool Satisfaction

Tony Karrer

Raptivity KnowledgePresenter Brainshark Presentations Respondus Elicitus WebEx Presentation Studio Vuepoint Content Creator Adobe Acrobat Connect (Pro/Br. Respondus Harbinger Knowledge WebEx Communicatio. Skillsoft Cornerstone OnDemand RWD Technologies

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Webinar Software - Adoption Advice

Clark Quinn

Our webinars have been successful by our standards and for the most part, we've been early adopters of the technology. WebEx enjoys the largest market share with 42.6% of Guild members that use a SLS indicating that they use WebEx Training Center. 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."

What Makes an LMS Easy to Use?

Tony Karrer

They are doing a combination of virtual classroom training (via WebEx) and self-paced eLearning. eLearning Technology. I’ll have more coming on this topic, but today someone asked me how to approach is going through an LMS selection because the general feeling was that the existing LMS was too hard for users to use. In this case, it’s customer training around products that the company sells.

WebEx 100

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 I agree that access of virtual worlds needs to be as simple as getting into a WebEx session. But it’s amazing that WebEx doesn’t have avatars for participants or any sense of space. virtual world, WebEx type product. eLearning 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. eLearning Technology. There has been fantastic comments around Learning Management System Easy of Use. This post was based on an inquiry that I received from someone who manages their current LMS implementation that is based on Moodle with some customization. They do customer training around products that the company sells.

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Webinar Software - Adoption Advice

Tony Karrer

Our webinars have been successful by our standards and for the most part, we've been early adopters of the technology. WebEx enjoys the largest market share with 42.6% of Guild members that use a SLS indicating that they use WebEx Training Center. 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."

Profile Photo

Tony Karrer

Add it to your Elluminate and WebEx profiles. eLearning Technology. I'm actively engaged in all kinds of sites that can be roughly described as social networking. Through this, and because of my My LinkedIn Open Connection Approach where I basically treat LinkedIn like a really big business mixer, I have lots of opportunity to "meet" new people online. My guess is that about 25% of the people I run into do not have a profile photo.

WebEx 100

SCORM Test

Tony Karrer

There have been lots of good comments and discussion on the post Test SCORM Courses with an LMS : eLearning Technology. We talked about the SCORM test suite, SCORM test wrappers, and various test tools such as Trident , Reload player ([link] SCORM Test Track , remote debugging using tools like WebEx, HTTP traffic tracking with tools like Firebug , and some other things.

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Social Experience

Tony Karrer

It looks at how each technology relates to feeling of being present with others and whether that presence is felt beyond a specific limit of an event. Why the heck doesn't each tool – WebEx, Adobe Connect, Elluminate, etc. eLearning Technology.

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Second Life and Learning - Tony O'Driscoll

Tony Karrer

I'm sure that once you add presence-based audio (meaning you can hear people who are close to you) that WebEx style systems will begin to look more like second life so you can have easier break-out sessions.

WebEx 130

Twitter and Webinars

Tony Karrer

So, both the webinar tool (Elluminate, WebEx, Adobe Connect, etc.) I recently complained that even after all these years, tools like Elluminate and WebEx still didn't provide the ability to have people put their pictures and other information on their profiles so you could find out more about the users. eLearning Technology. The last few online webinars I've attended there's been an interesting issue.

Profile Photos

Tony Karrer

Add it to your Elluminate and WebEx profiles. eLearning Technology. I received a response that I didn't expect on my post Profile Photo. In that post, I suggested that you should always add a profile photo: Don't join that new Ning group without attaching your photo. Because profile photos help me: Believe that you are a real person and begin to connect with you. Remember you. Believe you are serious.

WebEx 100

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. eLearning Technology. For the past 15 years, I've spent a lot of time working on start-ups both inside and outside the world of eLearning. As I mentioned in Blogger Outreach , I'm now getting quite a few emails that are announcements of new services, products, events, etc.

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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

Response 8 Great people Great opportunities to meet the great people Great food Great Technology. Response 12 Outrageously expensive or non-existent technology, expecting presenters to take up the slack.

LMS RFP

Tony Karrer

The requirements will be very specific items that you are looking for: Does your LMS work with WebEx as a virtual classroom tool to? Providing Too Little Detail - Vendors cannot help you to solve your e-learning problem if they know nothing about your organization, nothing about your technological infrastructure, etc. Again - I would really welcome: Links to good templates or example RFPs. Suggestions on what else should go in here.

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Collaborative Learning Using Web 2.0 Tools - A Summary

Tony Karrer

Using the survey I was quickly able to determine interest areas, when people would be able to participate, level of understanding of different technologies ( Survey Results ). introducing 3 new technologies (blogs, BlogLines , wikis) at the same time is a bit much" "Specific introductory directions would have been helpful.” Background Over the past six weeks, I've been leading a course: Collaborative Learning Using Web 2.0 / eLearning 2.0