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The race to platform education

George Siemens

Across the full spectrum of education – primary, secondary, and higher – we are witnessing a race to develop platforms for content, learning, teaching, and evaluation. And the reason is simple: companies are in a landrush to create platforms that will tie together previously disconnected activities and tools. Numerous companies are eager to platform the educational sector, with Pearson being the lead runner to date. What a platform enables is very different; it enables the extension of a system. More on that in a bit. So that kind of doesn’t add up.

Identifying a collaboration platform

Learning and Working on the Web

collaboration platform that is over-engineered would be counterproductive. The key aspect of a collaboration platform is that should make work more transparent and rewards sharing. Connect the LMS to a collaborative work platform. Migrate learning to a collaboration platform and minimize use of the LMS. We started using Elgg for an online medical community of practice in 2004 after going through dozens of platforms. The Elgg platform has matured in the past six years and has a strong community and a solid product (v. Does your LMS do this?

The writings of Lee Kraus

Learning and Technology

Home My Story Portfolio iPad Bookshelf Social Media October 10, 2004 tags: Training2004 I have decided to try to blog my experience at Training Fall. We have Information Research Corporation , IRC Learning, SP Learning Platform, We need to keep it simple. The writings of Lee Kraus Welcome! I try to focus on creativity, innovation, collaboration, technology, and elearning. arrived in San Francisco last night about 7:30pm local time after a day long journey from Wheeler Fork (my home in West Virginia). As my teenage friends from church would say. coolioso! Oh well. dont know.

Agile Design: An Ethos for Creating Learning Platforms

Big Dog, Little Dog

Turner (2004). Software design and related practices and methods have had a significant influence over the Instructional Design field. For example, ADDIE, Dick and Carey, and Rapid Prototyping are heavily influenced by software development methodologies (Rawsthorne, 2005). Software design methodology is now going through another paradigm shift — Agile Design. Human centric. Thoughts?

October (2004) Issue: ELC Knowledge Sharing Newsletter

ZaidLearn

(Originally posted in ELC on the 2nd November, 2004) Assalamu Alaikum wrt wbt & Greetings to ALL! All five had traveled to San Jose, California, in March 2004 for the Serious Games Summit at the annual Game Developers Conference. Vocabulary Memorization Platform - Self learning vocabulary platform to students while learning a new language The actual source code of all tools listed is NOT currently available, but will soon be made available under the Open Source Initiative Foundation's GPL license. Welcome to the October issue of ELC Knowledge Sharing newsletter.

December (2004) Issue: ELC Knowledge Sharing Newsletter

ZaidLearn

In this Issue: UNITAR Breeze Showcase Samples Ericsson Mobile Application Awards 2004 Winners Guidelines for Establishing Interactivity in Online Courses Phoenix University Simulation showcase samples Virtual Trader (UK's free Stockmarket simulation game) Instant Messaging ? Without the marriage of content to presentation and delivery, content can be easily reused across different media platforms. (Originally posted in ELC on the 7th January, 2005) Assalamu Alaikum wrt wbt & Greetings to ALL! Welcome to the December issue of ELC Knowledge Sharing Newsletter. nightmare! category.

December (2004) Issue: ELC Knowledge Sharing Newsletter

ZaidLearn

In this Issue: UNITAR Breeze Showcase Samples Ericsson Mobile Application Awards 2004 Winners Guidelines for Establishing Interactivity in Online Courses Phoenix University Simulation showcase samples Virtual Trader (UK's free Stockmarket simulation game) Instant Messaging ? Without the marriage of content to presentation and delivery, content can be easily reused across different media platforms. (Originally posted in ELC on the 7th January, 2005) Assalamu Alaikum wrt wbt & Greetings to ALL! Welcome to the December issue of ELC Knowledge Sharing Newsletter. nightmare! category.

International Conference of eLearning for Knowledge-Based Society (2004)

ZaidLearn

International Conference on eLearning for Knowledge-Based Society Thailand's EXPO 2004 and e-learning conference opened with fireworks and entertainment, which included an official Inauguration speech by Thailand's Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra. Microsoft's Focus areas: The Platform, New Devices, Teacher Training, ICT and eLearning, Software designed for education, anytime, anywhere learning program, and Partners in Learn. million in 2004. Although, UkeU was concluded in February 2004, its e-learning approach has been taken up by around 20 Universities in the UK.

International Conference of eLearning for Knowledge-Based Society (2004)

ZaidLearn

International Conference on eLearning for Knowledge-Based Society Thailand's EXPO 2004 and e-learning conference opened with fireworks and entertainment, which included an official Inauguration speech by Thailand's Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra. Microsoft's Focus areas: The Platform, New Devices, Teacher Training, ICT and eLearning, Software designed for education, anytime, anywhere learning program, and Partners in Learn. million in 2004. Although, UkeU was concluded in February 2004, its e-learning approach has been taken up by around 20 Universities in the UK.

T+D - Untitled Article

T+D

More info on the product: --includes predefined indicators, such as learning efficiency, effectiveness, compliance, and readiness --contains a library of industry measures such as training cost per student day, completion rates, and Kirkpatrick Evaluation Levels --data is collected from LMSs, LCMSs, human resource, and financial systems (the dashboard will integrate with THINQ, Pathlore, EEDO, and Questionmark platforms) --the system includes alerts that provide immediate recommendations for corrective action when measures are higher or lower than set thresholds. Want to buy it?

T+D - Untitled Article

T+D

company has developed a proprietary platform that aims to gauge the worth of people's contributions at work so they can get justly compensated, the Fast Company blog reports. Super-duper best of the week. Lots of great content this week making up for the light-and-fluffy week last week. Cool tools. Marconi's virtual presence application. The Telework Times reviews this new tool for multipoint videoconferencing. It has some nice capabilities and just looks neat. The Literary Machine. Workplace skills. An alphabet-full of creativity techniques. The Value of What You Do. Studies.

Knowledge Guru Adds Video, Adaptive Learning, Faster Speeds in Winter Release

Knowledge Guru

The Knowledge Guru platform has undergone a massive evolution over the last few months. SCORM 2004 support. Administrators can export their games as SCORM 1.2 or 2004 packages… or host the game in the cloud for expanded gameplay features and deep tracking. We think  every release is exciting, but Winter ’15 is especially great. Video. You asked, we listened.

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CLO Dashboard Puts Learning Executives in the Driver's Seat

Big Dog, Little Dog

The system will provide built-in connectors to leading learning platforms including THINQ, Pathlore, EEDO, and Questionmark CLO Dashboard, a strategic reporting and decision-making system for chief learning officers, learning managers and executives, has is now in Beta production by Zeroed-In Technologies announces its flagship product. CLO Dashboard is built on a corporate performance management framework and is tailored to the learning industry with predefined Key Performance Indicators (KPI) including learning efficiency, learning effectiveness, compliance and readiness.

eLearning Standards—What They Are and Why They Matter

Everything E-Learning

The first standard for training media was published in 1989, and was based on a PC platform. SCORM has since evolved to a newer version, known as SCORM 2004, and its most recent release is known as SCORM 2004 4th Edition, which was released in 2009. SCORM 2004 added the concept of sequencing course objects, as well as the ability for the LMS to manage navigation of the content.

SCORM Still Dominating ELearning?

LearnDash

All the major elearning development platforms made it possible to publish to a version of SCORM so that the courses could be uploaded to the learning management system of your choice. The bigger picture here though is that they now know that there is a better way of doing things than what we did in 2004. Eventually, Advanced Distributive Learning (a division of the U.S.

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Web-Based Authoring Tools for Scalable eLearning Development: The Time Has Come

Web Courseworks

Platform neutrality. Publishes for any browser or platform. ·          Authoring requires Flash and Java. Publishes for any browser or platform. ·          Authoring and reviewing requires Internet Explorer or a desktop app. ·          No Mac solution for authoring. 2004. ·          xAPI. ·          AICC. ·          LMS, Inc. and 2004. ·          PDF. ·          PENS.

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Top 8 FREE Open Source LMSs

eLearning 24-7

already have spoke ad naseum about the pros and cons of any free open source platform, so my criteria on what I feel are the best 10 free open source systems are presented below. Since basically anyone can offer a free open source system, if they have the technical skills to create such a platform, I went about and developed requirements to be part of the process. . One Note:  Open source systems in general are not “turnkey”, which means you have to do some customization to the platform – either heavy customization, adding plugins and so forth.  Criteria.

Online Learning – What you need to know

Growth Engineering

Since 2004, we’ve encountered all of the common objections to online learning : online learning can’t compete with classroom training , or online learning can’t hold employees’ attention , but training people online needn’t be as terrifying as you might assume. On a basic level, this platform lets learning managers and administrators: Add and co-ordinate learners.

MOOCs in Workplace Learning - Part 2: Designing a MOOC

ID Reflections

Ally (2008) Connectivist Theory : According to Siemens (2004), Connectivist Theory is for the digital age, where individuals learn and work in a networked environment. The discussions, if energizing and inspiring, will spill over outside the limit of the MOOC platform into coffee hours, lunch conversations, twitter, and other offline and online spaces.

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Top 10 Free and Open Source eLearning Projects to Watch for 2012

eFront

award winning learning system, SCORM 2004 4th edition certified, bundled with key enterprise functionality ranging from skill-gap analysis and branch management to tailor-made reports. An open-source, open-process, open-access scholarly authoring and publishing platform based on WordPress. Enjoy! It helps you manage student, teacher databases and all other activities online.

E-Learning Jargon: What you might think it is.well…

eLearning 24-7

Gamification as of right now, does not truly include gaming elements -0h sure some might say that to be the case, but in reality, well: If a platform says they have gamification it means that they have at least one of the following items. It comes from YouTube or Vivemo or similar, and then embedded in a course or directly into your learning platform or maybe just right within the sites themselves; in the EDTECH space – YouTube rules. Overwhelmingly in the space, you cannot upload video directly from your devices into the platform itself.  I mean that would be easier right? 

eLearning in the Workplace

TalentLMS

Emerging educational technology and learning content is now platform and time independent. Workplace training systems also bring together managers and employees under one communication platform for effective knowledge and experience sharing. Simulation-based training can be a platform which mitigates ethical dilemmas and resolve practical problems. Tips workplace elearning

Course Authoring Tools for eLearning Developers and the masses

eLearning 24-7

SCORM compliant learning object generator, customized editing interface, web based media player that works across multiple platforms, video/audio, image slides, text synchronization. iSpring Suite - Supports HTML5 output, audio and video narration, awesome feature set including branded player, SCORM 2004, 1.2 Tools these days come in three flavors. Geared towards the masses. YouTube.

How Can You Use Interactive Videos For Microlearning-Based Training

EI Design

Our solution is designed to work across multiple platforms such as Desktop, Tablets, and Smartphone (iOS and Android). 2004, AICC, and TinCan to host on LMS/LRS or to be run as a standalone piece on a web server. In this article, I will showcase how the use of interactive videos can help you craft rich media, high impact microlearning-based training. What Is Microlearning? Accessible.

Summer Course Authoring Tool Rankings – Top Ten

eLearning 24-7

These platforms include either gamification, social authoring or a combination of the two. That said, I am seeing these hybrid platforms on the rise – in the authoring tool market. I’m not going to lie here – this product is fun. SCORM 2004, AICC. #4  ITycom – ITYstudio. Road Rage – Everyone’s favorite past time. Why you may ask? Actors.

Conversation as curriculum

Learning with e's

Carl Young (2004) relates the story of a language teacher who used pure conversation as the basis for all her teaching. Conversation for learning across a number of platforms suggests that two or more discussions can occur simultaneously. 2004) Conversation as curriculum: Learning to teach English in rural America. In my last blog post Content as curriculum? Bleakley, A.

10 Great Moments in eLearning History

SHIFT eLearning

2004: The Ascendancy of Web 2.0. But it wasn''t until 2004 that the term took wing when pen-source advocate Tim O''Reilly promoted the idea at the O''Reilly Media Conference. promises a two-way conversation where users can contribute, collaborate and create through several platforms like social media, blogs, wikis and forums. eLearning didn''t happen overnight. Web 2.0

State of the Authoring Tool Industry

eLearning 24-7

After all, you can have a great LMS, learning platform, or whatever you want to call your learning system, but the difference maker is good/great content. 2004 (3rd edition) included.  Many LMS vendors figured this out a long time ago, and many are just starting to get there, but for the AT space as a whole, the idea of a one stop shop seems out of touch or reach. . I’m not talking about an AT vendor adding the analytics piece or trying to make themselves some type of hybrid learning platform. Bewilderment and Confusion. Building a better mousetrap. But I digress.

OpenSesame Partners With ej4 to Add 700+ Courses to OpenSesame Plus

OpenSesame

Now OpenSesame Plus customers needing actionable learning in an easy-to-digest format can do so on the same platform they are already using.”. ej4 is a video-based eLearning company founded in 2004 that focuses on short format and mobile-friendly courses with the goal being improved business performance. OpenSesame is announcing an expanded partnership with video-based learning company ej4 to add 700+ mobile-friendly and short format courses to the OpenSesame Plus program. Over the past year the program has grown rapidly and is attracting industry leaders like ej4. About ej4.

Stuart Crabb of Facebook #ASTDTK12

Learning Visions

1970 Marshall McLuhan ‘the medium is the message’ 1995 The Internet 2004 Facebook and the social graph – the social layer of the internet which allows people to connect and share. Motivation: Boomers: moving up ladder xers: flex, control of work/life Y: need & expect praise (feedback systems in orgs need to change), flexibility in life, co-worker recognition matters Y generation is more connected to technology and the social platform than any before them. Use the FB platform to build apps… Learning needs to be a social experience. What does it mean to be social?

E-Learning in 2014: The Four “M” #trends

Web Courseworks

According to Comscore, “multi-platform users will evolve from being a simple majority to a dominant majority, while an increasing percentage of consumers will access the web from all three leading digital media platforms.” Clearly, it is in e-Learning companies’ best interests to consider investing in making their products compatible across multiple devices and platforms in 2014.

Engaging course alumni using Facebook: the case of Ruforum

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

RUFORUM is he Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM), a consortium of 29 universities in Eastern, Central and Southern Africa and was established in 2004. have several platforms such as Youtube, Flickr, Twitter, Linkedin but I will focus on the Facebook Alumni Platform - / (see the picture to have an idea how the facebook platform looks like)."

my pkm story

Learning and Working on the Web

started down the path of personal knowledge mastery in 2004, inspired by Dave Pollard , Denham Gray , and others. “To a great extend PKM [personal knowledge management] is about shifting responsibility for learning and knowledge sharing from a company to individuals and this is the greatest challenge for both sides. Here are some reflections on how my thoughts have evolved over that decade.

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SCORM – Set of Standards that make Courses and LMS Compatible

Paradiso

The ‘S’ stands for ‘sharable’, which implies that the information can be accessed easily by different people over different platforms. ‘CO’ stands for ‘content object’, that speaks about the presence of different courses and documents within the e-learning platform. version of SCORM is widely used even today and is supported by most of the LMS platforms. The 1.2

People versus Systems: Let’s acknowledge the difference

Connect Thinking

A number of years ago I was impressed by the writing of Stephen Kemmis , in particular his 2004 article Five traditions in the study of practice. Look at the promising trends of web-based, highly configurable learning systems – platforms that offer personalisation, mobility, connectivity – platforms that ‘enable.’ Organisations as a social construct.

Elephants of HR Software Enter the Talent Management Market

Learning on the Leading Edge

Vantage HCM is a totally integrated platform (SaaS based) built from internally developed systems (Workscape, VirtualEdge, and other tools). The system goes far beyond talent management because it integrates payroll, benefits, time and labor management, payroll administration, as well as talent management and social networking into an entire platform solution.

Ghost Edition – Top 10 Authoring Tools for 2013

eLearning 24-7

SCORM 2004. Not SaaS – the authoring tool industry is moving more towards SaaS, then in previous years and as a well known vendor you would think Articulate would see this and say , “here I go”, but they do not. I do not see it as an all in one authoring tool platform – again could be ,it is not, and for those folks who want to have some analytics you have to push the course into Articulate Online – the reason? Claro continues to improve their product and add features to turn it into a true all in one authoring tool platform. Shocking? You bet.