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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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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?

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.

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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How to Choose Between On-Demand and Instructor-Led Training

Not sure whether to offer on-demand or instructor-led training, or both? Each has its pros and cons and your decision will depend on your organization’s needs and goals. Download this eBook to learn which option is better at scale, as well as the resources needed to implement each training type.

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?

Free report on #innovative #pedagogy, practices and use

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The Open University of the UK has just published a new report on innovative pedagogy (37 pages). This is a yearly report (compare it to NMC Horizon report, but with a pure pedagogical focus). In this report they look at ten innovations in teaching, learning and assessment that are gaining influence. So an old idea is now grounded, and I must say I like this idea of social learning.

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.

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.

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).

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.

Free webinar on phases of Merrill's task-centered #MOOC design #EUMoocs

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On 10 March 2016, from 14 - 15 CET ( to find your timezone equivalent, look here ) the EMMA consortium offers a free webinar on an interactive MOOC design; following Merrill's task-centered MOOC approach. You can find more information on the webinar here , and more information on Merrill's instructional design here. Sc) from the University of Twente, the Netherlands and Ph.D.

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?

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.

#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.

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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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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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 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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MOOC completion and drop-out rates

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Yesterday Katy Jordan casually send me her blog (Katy is a fellow PhD'r sitting only 7 feet away from me!). It turned out she is working (in her spare time!) on the completion rates in MOOCs. Looking at xMOOCs by Coursera, EdX mainly, and one course by Udacity and MITx. Katy is clearly an upcoming academic, she is thorough, focused, analytical. everything you need to make it in the academic world.

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?

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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Ditching the formal performance review? Kineo shares 3 Elements for Success

Is your organization thinking about moving towards a performance development culture? What are the elements to succeeding and keeping managers and employees engaged? Download “A Road Map for Change” to find out and gain insight into making the transition as smooth as possible on your journey into this brave new world.

Can the #MOOC format respond to the educational challenges #altc2013?

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This is the first day of Alt-C2013 which takes place in Nottingham this year. I am glad to be part of the preparation group of the panel discussing Technology Enhanced Learning in times of crisis. There are multiple people present and the ideas discussed during this debate came (in part) out of the Alpine Rendez-Vous that took place at the beginning of this year. driven versus grassroots courses.

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).

Future of #mLearning inspiring ideas @dave_parsons

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Imagine a future world where mobile learning is intuitive. And now read the challenges and ideas that David Parsons from New Zealand Massey University comes up while reflecting on that same topic. His paper swooped me from one train of thought to another, adding new insights, challenging old ideas and reshuffling current mobile learning ''facts''. What a refreshing research document!

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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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Best Practices for Launching an LMS

When launching a new platform to deliver customer and partner training, there are a few key items to keep in mind. The best and simplest way to stay organized during this process – and be able to measure success – is to follow the tried-and-true practices outlined in this eBook. Click to download.

#nanodegree #badges #lifelong learning thoughts

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The new Udacity and AT&T initiative rolling out nanodegrees for people who follow specific MOOC or online courses in general has a logical and nice ring to it. This earning does cost: 200 $ per month (courses on average 6 - 12 months), but it is much cheaper then a college degree. Smart move of course from Udacity to corner the more entrepreneurial need job/training market. Less discrimination?

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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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Free #OER trend report with #MOOC and innovative learning foci

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The renowned SURF group that are situated in the Netherlands just published a wonderful, insightful and all over great read on the trend of Open Educational Resources (OER). The English report can be found and downloaded here and consists of 112 pages of great up to date OER information. There is also the Wikiwijs programme, which aims to adopt a specific approach for higher education.

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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.

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.

#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.

A low-cost pay-as-you-attend educational model for education

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As the West or North is looking for new ways to finance the shift that is taking place in education (MOOCs and Higher Education), it would feel logical to me that inclusive education will be born in developing regions, hopefully bringing along financial options that can help people in the West or North that are increasingly fighting poverty and seclusion from educational resources. mobile options).

part1 notes from #xApi workshop #LearningAnalytics

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In the past I wrote posts on the xAPI (first one in 2011 launching brainstorm , an update on the project in 2012 , and one where the project is getting up to speed in 2013 ) which is in continued development and seems promising for learner analytics, especially the mobile options. The project started at the centre of ADL, and you can find many resources at the Experience API (xAPI) page here.

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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?

What's New In Adobe Captivate 9!

Join Dr. Pooja Jaisingh, Sr. Adobe eLearning Evangelist, as she showcases the latest features & enhancements in the all-new Adobe Captivate 9. You will learn about the stellar features of this release along with Captivate Draft –the new storyboarding app.