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Top Ten Tools for Learning 2014

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haven’t done my list in a few years, but you can see my past lists from 2011 ,  2009 , 2008 , and 2007. Jane Hart is collecting her eighth annual list of top tools for learning. You can vote for your top tools until September 19, 2014. My list is divided into personal learning and course design/development. Personal Learning. Diigo is my social bookmarking option.

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Debunker Club Works to Dispel the Corrupted Cone of Learning

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Will Thalheimer’s post from 2009 debunking these claims is where I learned it was incorrect. A new group called The Debunker Club is working to dispel myths and misinformation in the learning field. From their website: The Debunker Club is an experiment in professional responsibility. will politely, but actively, provide feedback to those who transmit misinformation. Subramony, D.,

Questions about Instructional Design Careers

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would have created a portfolio earlier than I did: I didn’t actually create one until 2009. Last month, a reader named Jackie asked me a number of thoughtful questions about transitioning from teaching K-12 public school to instructional design. Question mark made of puzzle pieces by Horia Varlan, on Flickr. CC-By. think with corporate cultures, the size of the company matters quit e a bit.

Top Ten Tools for Learning 2011

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have contributed my lists in 2007 , 2008 , and 2009. As in 2009, I’m going to divide my list into personal learning and course development. just checked my stats, and I currently have 320 subscriptions and have read over 8000 items in the last 30 days, and over 300,000 items since February 2009. This is the fifth year that Jane Hart has been collecting lists of top tools for learning. The list will be finalized on November 13, but you can see the ongoing results in this list. You can contribute your top tools too. Personal Learning. Course Development.

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Blogging in a Walled Garden

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Kylemore Abbey Garden. One of the features of Sakai that our team was looking for in a new LMS is a blogging tool. admit some significant improvements in usability are possible in this tool. However, it does give us the option of blogging within the system. During the pilot of our new facilitator training course, I lurked in the forums during a heated debate about the use of the blog tool.

CCK09: Connectivism and Constructivism

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Magnetix. This was written as a comment on April Hayman’s post comparing Legos and Magnetix as metaphors for constructivism and connectivism. One of her readers, Plain_Gillian, said she was struggling to verbalize the difference between the two learning theories. My response is below, but you should go check out the original post and discussion there too. Does that help at all?

LearnTrends: Personal Knowledge Management

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These are my live blogged notes from Harold Jarche’s LearnTrends session on Personal Knowledge Management. My side comments are in italics. Sense-making with PKM. When he moved to consulting and didn’t have an IT department and those resources, he realized he had to do something different. Idea from Will Richardson: what do you do when you read a blog post and come across an interesting few sentences? What do you do with that system? PKM is a set of problem-solving skills for work, focused on getting things done but not necessarily task focused. Too much information. Categorize.

2009 Review

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Looking at just the numbers, my number of views didn’t increase dramatically in 2009. It’s time for that annual ritual of looking back at the year. Unlike last year , this year I’m actually reviewing before the new year starts. What did I do this year? A few things come to mind. In June, I found out that my job situation was not especially secure. No more renting! World.

Five Years of Blogging

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Monthly views plateaued for most of 2009 and 2010, but started increasing again in 2011 as I posted more often. Five years ago today, I published my first two posts on this blog. As I noted in my first post, five years ago I was developing a course on social media tools for K-12 teachers called Building Collaborative Online Environments. didn’t feel that I could really encourage teachers to use these tools with digging in to use them myself. Will Richardson was the SME for that course, and I’m very grateful for his influence in starting me on this path.

My Top Ten Tools for Learning 2009

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As of January 2009, Sakai is our LMS, a great improvement over our previous system. 10. I’m updating my Top Ten Tools for Learning for Jane Hart’s Top 100 list. decided this year that I wouldn’t look at my 2007 or 2008 lists first and would just start fresh. I’m also organizing my list into tools for personal learning and for developing courses. Personal Learning.

TCC09: Digital Storytelling in a Web 2.0 World

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The Storyteller Tree. Liveblogged notes from the TCC online conference. My comments in italics. Presenters: Chareen Snelson, Boise State University. Annie Sheffield, Boise State University. Abstract: Digital storytelling has arisen as a form of narrative expression that is crafted into a media production. Even more unclear is how the growing array of interactive Web 2.0 Agenda. Perspectives. Types.

TCC09: Evaluating Social Networking Tools for Distance Learning

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Liveblogged from the TCC online conference. My notes in italics. Presenter: Ellen Hoffman, University of Hawaii at Manoa. Summary: “Debates rage about the appropriateness of using social networking in teaching, with arguments ranging from waste of time and distraction from academic goals to needed to reach net generation student. Three main points. Social networks for distance learning.

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CCK09: Notes on Learning Networks and Connective Knowledge

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Over the last few days I’ve been working through Stephen Downes’ paper Learning Networks and Connective Knowledge. often struggle to get through these longer works and actually pull anything relevant out of them, and this is definitely a longer work (over 12,000 words, just over 29 pages pasted in Word). used Diigo to highlight and comment while reading. Below are quotes from Stephen’s paper and my comments. This is a bit rough and pretty much my “thinking out loud&# from when I was reading, so don’t expect a lot of polished thoughts here. particular mental state?

Google Wave in 10 Minutes

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Lots of people have written about Google Wave, but I haven’t really had time to watch the full 80-minute demo. If you’re looking for a shorter version, this 10-minute video shows the highlights and some of the possibilities without requiring the full time commitment of the full preview. I’ve been using Google Docs to collaborate with SMEs for over two years now, and it’s great for a lot of things. This has possibilities for a lot richer collaboration with SMEs though, with multiple tools pulled into one place. Posted in Tools.

TCC 2009 Conference

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For those interested in online learning (especially on the academic side of things), you may want to check out the TCC (Technology, Colleges, and Community) 2009 conference. The conference is April 14-16, 2009. This is the online conference I attended last year and liveblogged extensively. In 2007, I didn’t liveblog, but I did a summary post of ideas. Early bird registration is only $69, so it’s a very affordable conference even if your budget is tight. At that price, how many presentations really have to be valuable to you in order to be worth the money?

Two Free Online Conferences

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Learn Trends 2009 This morning I learned about two free online conferences, one focused on educational technology in K-12 schools, one more focused on corporate learning. The second is LearnTrends 2009 , November 17-19, with the theme of “Convergence in Workplace Learning.&# The first is the FETC Virtual Conference and Expo on October 22. Brief Intro to Social Networks.

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Thankful for a New Opportunity

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This Thursday is Thanksgiving in the US, which makes this an especially appropriate time to express my thanks for finding a new job. As of next week, I will be working as a contractor for Cisco. This does, of course, mean a switch from being in the education world to the corporate world. So I enjoy the back and forth. hope you have many things to be thankful for in your life as well.

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Google Wonder Wheel & Other Search Options

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OK, apparently I have been oblivious in the last few months, because I didn’t even realize that Google had added a whole new set of search options. Click “Show options&# on any Google search results page to see what’s there. Google Wonder Wheel. The “Wonder Wheel&# is an interactive map with related searches. Google Search Timeline. The timeline view is also interesting.

Glitchy Failure Captions in Captivate

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Recently I’ve been working on a Captivate tutorial to help our facilitators better understand the thought process of troubleshooting a specific part of their course setup. This is basically a software simulation with an avatar & audio. Most slides have a clickable area within the LMS interface. This click box has both a hint caption and a failure caption. Posted in e-Learning, Tools.

TCC09: The Tao of Online Facilitation

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Liveblogged from the TCC 2009 conference. Ying Yang. My comments in italics. Presenter: Scott Robinson, Kaplan University. Posted summary: This presentation uses principles of Taoism to emphasize the role of the facilitator. This is definitely a different topic than the typical conference fare. Methodist pastor from Texas presenting on Taoism is not exactly typical either! Tao = Way. expert.

On the Horizon

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These are my liveblogged notes from Alan Levine ,  Rachel Smith, and Cyprien Lomas’  webinar “ What’s On Your Horizon? &# about the 2009 Horizon Report. This webinar is part of the preview for the TCC 2009 conference. My comments are in italics. Please forgive any typos or awkward phrases; those are mine, not Alan’s, Rachel’s or anyone else’s.

TCC09: Podcasting with Section 508

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Podcast logo. Liveblogged notes from the TCC online conference. My comments in italics. Presenters: Dr. John R. Kallis, California University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Chris Patti, California University of Pennsylvania. This workshop will provide participants with new concepts and augment their skills to current guidelines on the accessibility of emerging technologies. million (2007). million (2008).

TCC09: Wikis that Work: Effective Wiki Practices for Virtual Learning Communities

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Wiki Wiki. Liveblogged notes from the TCC online conference. My notes in italics. In this session, we will share a collaborative wiki created by a self-organized, self-managed group of online graduate students. This virtual learning community took the initiative to form a study group and share strategies for completing course problem-solving assignments. Lorna Kearns, University of Pittsburgh.

TCC09: Engaging Students with Scenario Based Learning in Online Environments

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Office Legos. Liveblogged notes from the TCC online conference. My notes in italics. Presenters: Lyndon Godsall, Kaplan University School of Criminal Justice. Amy Hilbelink, Kaplan University School of Nursing. Nursing course. Patient assessments weren’t done properly. Students were used to having all information when they did the assessment in the course; Not common in real life. Assessment.

TCC09 Keynote: Global Collaboration in the Web 2.0 World

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Atlas, it's time for your bath. Liveblogged notes from the TCC online conference. My notes in italics. Presenter: Sue Waters. Summary: Web 2.0 technologies now provide extraordinary opportunities for enhancing student learning. What was face-to-face, formal with limited interaction - Social networking has made instant, on-demand, informal, global and constant. With Web 2.0 Communicate = Ning.

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TCC09: Digital User-Generated Content and Our Emerging Digital Literacy

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Liveblogged from the TCC online conference. Presenter: Elizabeth Fanning, University of Virginia. “Video mashing, game modding, Youtube, wikis, blogs, and the communities that rise up around them are becoming yet another facet of our communication landscape. But how effective are these expressions in communicating meaning? What is their potential role in learning? Not about making money.

Stats Review from 2008

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I’ve been blogging for just over 2 years now; my first posts were on December 26, 2008. Like many bloggers, I definitely had a slow start: only 44 views in all of January 2007. Now I’m averaging over five times that every day. Views and Subscribers. Take a look at these comparisons: Total number of views for the year. 2007: 16799. 2008: 61062. That’s 3.6 time more views in 2008.

7 Things You Didn’t Need To Know About Me But I’m Telling You Anyway

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Cammy Bean tagged me the 7 things meme that has hit so many of the bloggers I regularly read that I’m not sure who I’ll be able to tag. She tagged me when we did the 8 Random Facts meme over a year ago too. I’m not motivated to do any serious blogging today though, so it seems like a good time for this. Red Dragon. 1. Fortunately, it wasn’t telemarketing for individuals.

LearnTrends: Microlearning

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“…occurring at the most minute of levels…minutes or seconds of time.&# Hug & Friesen, 2009. These are my live blogged notes from Janet Clarey’s LearnTrends session on Microlearning. My side comments are in italics. Official description: Microlearning: Beyond Learning Objects and Just-in-time Performance Support. The need and pressure to learn continually, coupled with limited time available to learn, make new digital media viable for professional development. Let’s discuss how microlearning might address the realities of learning in a digital age. reusable.

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LearnTrends: Reinventing Organizational Learning

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These are my live blogged notes from Jay Cross & Clark Quinn’s LearnTrends session on Reinventing Organizational Learning. My side comments in italics. Article they wrote for CLO mag: “Become a Chief Meta-Learning Officer&#. Need to be more agile & change. If you don’t know the solution & need to network/collaborate to find it, that’s learning. Internet Learning Alliance: They were all working independently, decided to work together and practice what they preach. I don’t really think they were working independently–they were working in parallel.

LearnTrends: The Immernet Singularity

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These are my live blogged notes from Tony O’Driscoll’s LearnTrends session on The Immernet Singularity. My side comments are in italics. Official description: The Immernet Singularity: How the Immersive Internet Will Redefine Learning and Collaboration. Four technology arenas, 2D Synchronous Learning, Knowledge Sharing Spaces, Web 2.0 Tools and Virtual Worlds, are on a convergence trajectory towards an immersive web future that will redefine how we work, learn and play. Good attention getter–started by showing a rectangle on a dark screen & asked people what it was. Value.

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2009 Top Posts and Topics: Kapp Notes

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The ASTD Big question this month is an annual question: What did you learn about learning in 2009? So one of the tasks I will do to answer this question is to see what posts were the Best of 2009 from several different sources. How Long Does It Take to Develop One Hour of E-Learning-Updated for 2009. I had done some work in this area in 2003 and wanted to see if any information had changed. Here are my top posts via Google Analytics for 2009.(I'll So there are my most popular posts for 2009. First from eLearning Learning , Here are my top posts. Random Web 2.0

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