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Social learning expert panel #emoocs2015 #social

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An expert panel ( Whitney Kilgore , Sian Bayne , Mike Sharples , Pierre Dubuc ) sharing knowledge with all of us. What do you feel is social learning? Some pedagogies do not scale, eg sport teaching. Social learning: what becomes better when more people take part: more diverse views, more perspectives => conversations. It is very human (Tautology discussion). Adding degree would be of interest.

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Visual self-directed informal learning in FutureLearn MOOC #mooc @futureLearn

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Finishing a Phd can be a slow process for some (on the positive side, I have been told by Bart Rienties that it is slower for holistic, creative thinkers as they tend to work in peaks. so with some slack in between). Admittedly, any learning could be covered by these 5 learning elements. And if the learning goal/s are not felt as being benefited by the MOOC, learners stop engaging in the MOOC.

Robo-readers: towards automated #MOOC grading

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Up until six years ago, the ideal eLearning group would be around 25 learners. This enabled community building, spaced and easily to follow interactions, getting feedback from the online tutor/facilitator, and timely graded assignments. In all fairness, assessments come from (or in some cases are relics from) the industrial age. It has the potential for big returns, big money. Conclusion?

Combining xAPI with #MOOC learning? Yes!

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Just received a call from Aaron Silvers (xAPI) and Ben Betts (Learning Locker) about the upcoming MOOC on xAPI , so I ran to the Curatr platform and enrolled. The MOOC starts on 12 May 2015, and takes about 4 weeks, with an estimated workload of 2 to 3 hours a week. This is what the organizers share about the upcoming mooc: xAPI represents a small step and a giant leap for learning-kind.

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Attract, Engage, and Develop Talent using Open Badges: An IBM case study

Companies have an incredible opportunity to use badges to help attract, engage, recognize and develop talent. There have been significant developments around digital credentials and particularly the fast rise of badges and micro-credentials. Learning Professionals need to be aware of what's happening and innovators should be taking a leading role. In this session, David will go through the well-known IBM Open Badge Program to help explain badge programs.

If 80% is #informal #learning, why focus on inner-MOOC actions? #MOOC

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A small ''brain wandering journey'' on why I feel MOOC research should look more intensely at informal learning outside of the actual MOOCs (informal learning generated by the dynamics in MOOCs), and overall lifelong learning in an ever changing online learning environment, for a workforce that is becoming older in an knowledge driven era. Where is the informal learning/learner data from MOOC?

Practical, free report on #mobile pedagogy for English #language teaching and learning

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The 46 page research report on '' Mobile pedagogy for English language teaching and learning: a guide for teachers'' is a practical and informative report. The report was written by experts (Agnes Kukulska-Hulme, Lucy Norris and Jim Donohue) in the field that combine a strong theoretical background with experienced practical projects, this combination clearly adds to the relevance of the report.

Free online book on #mobile learning research

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The relentless editing team of Mohamed Ally and Avgoustos Tsinakos have released a free, online book on global mobile learning implementations and trends in collaboration with the Open University of China. You can download the 258 page book here. Ho Chapter 14 Using Self-Efficacy to Assess the Readiness of Nursing Educators and Students for Mobile Learning by Richard F. Kenny et al.

Globalisation, solidarity, collaboration, and violence #brussels

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Yesterday Belgian got his share of violence, and as it unraveled it struck me how much of the actions that are undertaken by all citizens, are similar to informal learning actions (but then I am a learning geek). And of course I do realize that being in an attack is by no means to be compared to learning. but still there is something that triggered my pro-learning mind. brussels airlines).

New Brandon Hall Group report forecasts major shift in 2016 online learning trends

Companies are increasingly dissatisfied with online learning tools, prompting many to reinvest in technology that supports a modern training approach. Download the report from Brandon Hall Group to see how new investments are bringing real business results.

Free pdf eBook: theory & practice of #online teaching and learning

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Routledge offers a free (pdf) eBook on the subject of " the theory and practice of online teaching and learning: a guide for academic professionals ". It is an eBook comprising 60 pages of useful eLearning information. The authors are known UK experts: Gilly Salmon, Diana Laurrilard, Allison LittleJohn to name but a few. It is a nice synopsis describing key concepts and basic practical options.

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A free book on changing #education in challenging settings #ICT4D

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This lively report - well it is a free book consisting of 318 pages - on Designing and Implementing an ICT for Development initiative in a resource constraint environment is one of the most amazing mobile learning and technology projects I have read. and all evidence-based in approach. The report is edited by Marlien Herselman and Adele Botha. Certain steps were followed during each phase.

Flexible #pedagogies for Technology Enhanced Learning

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A new report is published from UK Higher Ed Academy, this one focusing on flexible pedagogies for Technology Enhanced Learning. You can download the 23 page report written by Neil Gordon from the University of Hull, UK here. Learning is concerned with using computer technologies to support learning, whether that learning is local (on campus) or remote (at home or in the workplace).

New conference formats in Experience track of #emoocs2015 share

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With the #eMOOCs2015 conference coming to a finish, it is time for me as the experience track chair to look back and think about what happened, how, and the feeling it gave me and possibly others as well. All of that happened. Ask the authors of those papers to make a short (= approx 5 min) video describing their MOOC project adding some key questions. to all of these papers/videos. How did it go?

Whitepaper: When The LMS Isn’t Enough

In this whitepaper, you will discover the main reasons why the LMS alone is no longer meeting the needs of the modern learner. More importantly, you will learn what you can do to enhance its value.

20 strategies for learner interactions in mobile #MOOC

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Let's be honest, we all LOVE research *grin*, or facts, or lists, or useful practices. or practical strategies for that matter. Well, here is a new set of useful strategies for mobile MOOCs, I hope you like it! In my latest research I focused on the impact of mobile access on learner interactions in a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course). 2013). Self-directed learning 3. Digital skills 8. Content 9.

Critical #skills define performances across multiple fields

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Critical learning/reading/living is an acclaimed skill. With the internet becoming a global content delivery and discussion forum, this skill has become increasingly important for knowledge creation, filtering out crap and manipulation, or simply in order to try and construct your own voice in your own field of interest. For last weeks topic was on: challenging ideas and why this is a good thing.

Join the #eMOOCs2015 call for contributions and let's meet

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Finally, after weeks of tough organising and getting all the information into place, the eMOOCs2015 conference site is up and running, and the call for contributions is open to all of us. Whether you are a researcher, a k-12 teacher, a trainer for a big company, or getting a MOOC together for ngo missions. the eMOOCs track offer a wide variety to get your experiences known to other colleagues.

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Where are we going with all of us? What about peace?

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While typing ferociously to get the phd draft for my promoters done by the end of this week, many violent things have happened in a short period of time (Brussels airport blown up, Orlando night-club shooting, brexit and its resulting discrimination, and now once again Istanbul airport). Each time I told myself: just type, give the world a rest, just keep on typing. And I did. activism peace

Storyboarding for eLearning

Storyboarding is a very important step for creating eLearning courses. But don’t you feel it’s a waste of time to start creating the courses from scratch and copy-paste text and other objects from the storyboard to the eLearning tool for course development.

Serendipitous, #informal learning through some ages

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Informal learning has been an important self-constructing force throughout the ages. At present it gains interest with the increase of online learning options (eg. MOOCs in all forms and formats), and it also becomes more visible through the concept of learner-centered learning, personal learning environment. So I picked up a mail from years ago, and revisited it with some of which I learned now.

Flipped #eMOOCs2015 conference videos via EdX course

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The eMOOCs2015 conference will be starting in two weeks, and as a pre-conference treat videos and discussions on 10 top papers are presented in a real EdX MOOC format. By offering the videos and discussions prior to the actual conference sessions, we (= all conference organisers) hope to get a more in-depth discussion going during the sessions themselves. What you need to do? Interested?

Natalie Panek on Learning without Boundaries #devlearn

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This keynote by Natalie Panek (she is a real rocket scientist, NASA Mission Systems Engineer, MDA Robotics and Automation Learning) will only be available for one week through the ELearning Guild's archive. Natalie gave the closing keynote at the DevLearn conference in 2015. She describes her journey on how she came to work for NASA (perseverance, keep on knocking on that door).

My eBook on MOOC and how to set up #MOOC yourself

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The last few weeks I have been finalizing my first eBook. And now, I just published it as part of the Kindle Direct Publishing option in Amazon. The full title of the book is: MOOC YourSelf - Set up your own MOOC for Business, Non-Profits, and Informal Communities. The challenges and benefits of MOOCs are highlighted and guidelines on how to build an optimal MOOC experience are shared.

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Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success

Off-the-shelf elearning is applicable for a wide audience, but it won’t address your organization’s unique situations or distinctive content. So are these courses all that helpful? For sure! Read on for 7 secrets to make off-the-self learning your own.

Free Informal language & MOOC conference call #CfP #MOOC #Language

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Consider joining (by attending and/or presenting) at the International conference on MOOCs, Informal Language Learning, and Mobility. It offers FREE registration for all, plus a potential 200 EUR to cover travel cost if you are coming from outside of the UK. Deadline for submitting : 27 May 2016. Notification of acceptance : 10 June 2016. Conference dates : 20 - 21 October 2016 Location : The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK. Conference page. They even serve free coffee and tea! Email the abstract to: Hannah Leicester hannah.leicester@open.ac.uk.

FutureLearn: pedagogical & mLearning MOOC platform - the approach

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For all of you out there wanting to push your government into setting up a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) platform gathering knowledge from all your national universities, take a look at the approach of UK’s open university on planning a MOOC platform, it looks very promising. At age 10 I could understand and speak basic English thanks to them (Dutch being my mother tongue). So will it work?

All content videos on #OER, #MOOC and #opened13

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If you can, take the rest of the week off for research purposes. Go home, activate your internet, take which ever device you like best and look at one of the sessions coming from last weeks Open Education conference. All the talks can be viewed, everything is out in the open and most of the talks are about 30 minutes long, so fairly digestible. there will be a session of interest for you).

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Free #mobile research papers from #mLearn Qatar

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Free papers on mobile learning research are made available to all thanks to the mLearn Qatar organizing team. There is a wonderful and rich overview of the latest mLearning research available at [link] With no particular reason except my own interest, I gladly highlight 3 papers I found interesting (so far, reading one paper at the time, whenever possible so lot of time to read still).

The Performance Management Storm: Four Macro-Trends Driving the Change

Needed: A shift from traditional performance management systems (organized as an annual review process) to newer performance development systems (organized around real-time dynamics). Download part one in a series to gain insight into why this shift must happen and why it needs to happening now

Jay Cross and the passion which guides us

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Yesterday Jay Cross passed away. When Clark Quinn sent out the message, I felt hurt in my heart. Real pain, which struck me as being unexpected as Jay was an online colleague at first, but we engaged in many conversations and thus – apparently – my heart embraced him, just like Jay embraced people warmheartedly all the time. Jay is no longer in this living world. He would promote the book there.

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#OEB14 session initiating Unified Learning Theory brainstorm #education

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During the last Online Educa Berlin conference , I tried to see whether an open format would work. The challenge was that current eLearning and learning in general is completely dispersed, and disconnected from a central learning model/framework/theory. mobile learning) Models related to those particular fields (e.g. FRAME model ) The elements put forward in those frameworks/models (e.g.

Free book increasing access through #mlearning

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The Commonwealth of Learning and Athabasca University just released a great free book on mobile learning, edited by the Mohamed Ally and Avgoustos Tsinakos. The digital book consisting of three parts, each filled with great articles all looking at mobile education, including a chapter written by myself on "using BYOD, mobile social media, apps, and sensors for meaningful mobile learning".

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Launch of the Really Useful #EdTechBook #elearning enthusiasts

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Today is the day that the Really Useful #EdTechBook is launched (at 9.00 am London time ). This book has took only 6 months to gather 16 educational technologists, and all-round eLearning practitioners (both in online education, mobile learning, and any sub-section in technology enhanced learning). So what is the book about? Price Paperback: $29.99 / £19.99 / €24.99

Workbook: Gamification and Your Enterprise Learning Strategy

This workbook is a response to your need to understand how to strategically incorporate gamification into your learning strategy, in order to drive real business results. It’s designed to be printed, written in and used as a guide.

free report on #OER evidence of success @OER_HUB

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The Open Educational Resources Research Hub (OER Research Hub) provides a focus for research, designed to give answers to the overall question ‘What is the impact of OER on learning and teaching practices?’ and identify the particular influence of openness. The OER hub just released a free evidence report focusing on key factors related to Open Educational Resources.

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Free online multimedia book on persuasive #presentations

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This is just a wonderful book. It also fits with my aim to lift my presentation skills to the next level. love an audience, I love discussions, so I want to make sure to reach out and touch (why does Diana Ross immediately come to mind?). This free, online multimedia book is written by Nancy Duarte and it gives magnificent pointers on how to make your presentation stand out.

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#emoocs2015 Self-Directed Learning in trial #FutureLearn courses #SDL

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Sharing latest paper on self-directed learning. This paper will be presented on Tuesday, 19 May 2015 at the eMOOCs2015 conference in Mons, Belgium at 11.00 o'clock in auditorium 3. The full programme can be found here. Full paper is available here (Academia). The resulting data was collected pre-, during, and post-course.

Blogphilosophy: #education needs to shift, creating meaningful #identities

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This post builds upon the idea that education must be rethought, but not in terms of the disrupted higher education (higher ed under pressure with online learning – MOOCs etc, global educational market stressing smaller universities and colleges), but in terms of reshaping all of our identities and self-esteems for each one of us. The job growth (thanks to wars?) You got an identity. And more.

How the right tech tools for your team can power your sales enablement strategy

A staggering 80% of sales professionals report they don’t remember or implement their lessons from annual sales kickoff meetings.Our new publication, available below, explores how companies can avoid costly mistakes in sales training.