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Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ

Tony Karrer

This month's LCBQ is What are your Predictions and Plans for 2011? Tony Bates - eLearning Outlook for 2011 1. Learning Analytics 6. Of course, you can’t look at learning in 2011 without mentioning mobile learning. Analytics will be the buzzphrase of the year. Some Mobile Learning Predictions for 2011 Mobile learning will get its own identity. Learning apps.

Big Data, Learning Analytics, and the Learners

Dont Waste Your Time

Firstly, what’s the difference between Big Data and Learning Analytics (if there is one)? Learning Analytics, as defined by the 2013 Horizon Report is “big data applied to education” There, that helped yes? aspect of Big Data and Learning Analytics are those associated with online behaviour in a specific system … the VLE maybe? Then what is Big data?

Learner analytics

Learning with e's

As was identified in the 2011 NMC Horizon Report ( I served on the advisory board of the UK JISC version), it seems that learner analytics is going to be a big thing for education over the next four to five years. universities Technology learner analytics student data systems education college Open Colleges schools learning personalised learningUnported License.

eLearning Conferences 2011

Tony Karrer

This list is focused mostly on the first half of the year: January to June 2011. link] January 2011 January 2-5, 2011 International Conference on Distributed Computing and Networking (ICDCN), 12 th , Bangalore, India. link] January 3-5, 2011 International College Teaching and Learning Conference, sponsored by the Clute Institute for Academic Research, Maui, Hawaii, USA.

Microlearning Whitepaper: Small Bites, Big Impact

Science 20 January 2011 8. Microlearning: Small Bites, Big Impact. must-haves every organization needs to be. successful with microlearning W H I T E P A P E R 2Table of Contents. The times they are a-changin’.3 When done properly, Microlearning works.10 Microlearning in action.11 About Axonify.14 3The times they are a-changin’. corporate Learning & Development inside out. knowledge. Blunt.

Learning Analytics 2011: Reflections

George Siemens

On Feb 28-Mar 1 a group of 100 researchers, administrators, and academics (from 12 countries) converged in Banff, Alberta for the 1st International Conference on Learning Analytics and Knowledge. Analytics will be huge in education and are coming faster than almost anyone can anticipate. 2. Analytics are growing in prominence in many different disciplines and from all parts of the education system. Researchers from different fields found shared space in the analytics discussion. Are analytics the “universal decoder&# for education reform? 3.

The Horizon Report 2011

Jane Hart

The areas of emerging technology cited for 2011 are: Time to adoption: One Year or Less. Learning Analytics. The Horizon Report 2011 (PDF Each year, the Horizon Report describes six areas of emerging technology that will have significant impact on higher education and creative expression over the next one to five years. Electronic Books. Mobiles. Augmented Reality.

Open Learning Analytics: A proposal

George Siemens

Learning analytics are increasingly relevant, and prominent, in education. Startups and established software vendors are targeting learning analytics in their product offerings for the education and training and development sector. Many of the companies that serve the higher education market– including Sungard, Blackboard, and Pearson – are already heavily committed to analytics.

#lak11 getting #learning #analytics on track demands interdisciplinary teams and connectedness

Ignatia Webs

Grasping all the factors of learning analytics is at the core of LAK11 course. In order for learning analytics to take off, strategies must be in place that clearly recommend teacher or trainer interventions to pick-up those learners who are at risk of dropping out of courses or trainings. research lak11 eLearning concerns eLearning analytics

Working Smarter: Most popular posts of 2011

Jay Cross

January 1, 2011 to December 17, 2011. Network thinking -  Harold Jarche , December 15, 2011. Stages of Workplace Learning (Revisited) -  Jane Hart , December 6, 2011. 12 Themes for 2012: what we can expect in the year ahead -  Ross Dawson , December 4, 2011. Open Learning Analytics: A proposal -  George Siemens , December 10, 2011. March 29, 2011.

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Learning Analytics: Higher Education

George Siemens

Educational datamining and learning analytics are getting substantial attention in education. With learning analytics in particular, the term has come to mean anything and everything that involves data in learning. Learning Analytics: Higher Education

Horizon Report 2011 – Electronic Books And Mobiles

Upside Learning

The Horizon report for 2011 has been published and is available for download.  I’d referred to last year’s report in one of my posts at the time. Further on the time horizon are learning analytics and gesture based computing. I’d recommend designers of learning download this report for a view on how learning technology will change in the next few years.

2011 LMS Award Winners plus a quick note on m-learning

eLearning 24-7

Standalone mobile platform – it has its own reporting, analytical information, etc. Award winners for 2011. The 2011 Open Source Commercial System of the Year goes to . 2011 Commercial System of the Year. Awards LMS m-learning mobile learning Open Source 2011 award winners Absorb LMS Docebo elearninfo itslearning Learning Maestro 5 learning management systems Taleo Talent ManagementInitially I was going to provide a list of all my award winners including web conferening, stand alone mobile learning, etc., Mobile Learning. Here are the spins. Reality.

eLearning & mLearning: It's All Happening--And Faster Than You Think

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

It's that time of year again so the 2011 Horizon Report has been released with some interesting insights on just how far we've come in a year. But, just two months into 2011, it looks like smartphones are already outselling PCs. Smartphones Learning Analytics. by AJ George. would say that this prediction is spot on-if not even a little behind the times.

eLearning Conferences 2012

Tony Karrer

Past years eLearning Conferences 2011 , eLearning Conferences 2010 , eLearning Conferences 2009. Note also that some events will be cancelled at a later date, such as those in Tunisia and Egypt in early 2011. December 2011 November 27-December 1, 2011 Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE): Reaching Across Boundaries, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. Online.

Analytics in Learning and Knowledge

George Siemens

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Transforming learning through analytics

George Siemens

Data, big data, analytics, and visualization are significant trends in education. There is much to be alarmed about with analytics, including the mechanization of teaching, learning, and assessment. Additionally, the data and analytics that are easy to collect and conduct risk becoming a simple veneer over the complexities of learning and cognition. We need to pay attention.

Demand for HR Analytics Roles Remains Strong, but Slowing

Learning on the Leading Edge

Talent analytics presents the second largest capability gap for organizations, trailing only the need to build better leadership. Three in four companies (75 percent) in a recent Deloitte study believe that using analytics in HR is “important,” but just 8 percent believe their organization is “strong” in this area. Analytics is a journey, so why not start now.

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When Learning Analytics Meet Gamification

Ellen Wagner

Great minds are already at work on a very big idea: What if we morph the emerging fascination with massive N predictive learning analytics with a mechanism for collecting massive transactional behavioral data where millions and millions of subjects already. Analytics Engagement Games Innovation Research Trends

HR is a-buzz with analytics

Learning on the Leading Edge

Two days ago I sat in on a webcast given by Google’s people analytics manager, Neal Patel. Simply, HR analytics is the wave of the future. Speaking of reporting, an HR analytics group is not a reporting function; the staff goes far further than aggregating data and comparing groups’ scores in a benchmark-y kind of way. HR analytics is about having a question, translating it to a hypothesis, and testing that hypothesis empirically. Both webcasts paused to touch on the obstacles to widespread use of HR analytics. What I got out of them? No expertise.

And Another Thing (about Predictive Analytics)

Ellen Wagner

Analytics Distance Learning eLearning Innovation Online Education Technology TrendsJudging by some of the reactions I have been getting to my Data Chage Everything blogpost last night, I would say I've touched a bit of a nerve. People get ready, there a change a comin'. Just a few.

The Democratization of Learning

Social Learning

Which social media tools do our customers like using most?), I use social media analyticsAnalytics allow me to identify consumer sentiment and trends in order to accommodate our customers better.  So, why can’t instructional designers use social analytics to learn which courses are having the greatest impact? But how do instructional designers learn? Learner Analysis 2.0

Demand for HR Analytics Roles Strong, but Slowing

Learning on the Leading Edge

Talent analytics presents the second largest capability gap for organizations, trailing only the need to build better leadership. Three in four companies (75 percent) in a recent Deloitte study believe that using analytics in HR is “important,” but just 8 percent believe their organization is “strong” in this area. Analytics is a journey, so why not start now.

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5 E-Learning Forecasts for 2012

eLearning 24-7

In 2011, I saw quite a few items that resonated. will admit it is one of the most disappointing features that failed to deliver in 2011. LMS streamlined functionality – some reports,  minor analytical date, e-mail messaging (I have even seen SMS – sweet), batch uploading of users and yes, I have seen two vendors add some tracking functionality. Every year, I identify five trends that I am seeing in the industry as a whole, and forecast on where they will be heading throughout the year. Here now are five trends and their respected forecasts. Brainstorming?

Rapid Instructional Design for Accelerated Learning

Social Learning

Its origin in the military explains why it is overly linear, analytical, verbal, left-brained, academic, top-down, and prescriptive. Created in the military during World War II, the Instructional Systems Design (ISD) model has dominated curriculum design for the last 40 years.  It is still taught in universities and by most train-the-trainer firms. It is too top-down and controlling.

Learning analytics as indicators of online course drop-out a paper by the MobiMOOC research team

Ignatia Webs

This article aims to examine discussions that took place in MobiMOOC in the spring of 2011, a MOOC structured around mobile learning. learning analytics research eden paper mooc eurodl mobimoocHere is the abstract: Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs) have been growing in popularity with educational researchers, instructors, and learners in online environments.

Friday’s Finds for 2011

Learning and Working on the Web

call it Friday’s Finds and here are some of the more notable finds during 2011. Value network modeling and analytics reflect the true nature of collaboration with a systemic human-network approach to managing business operations. Blogging. Blogging for knowledge workers : incubating ideas; by @mathemagenic. Seeing patterns in the small, the marginal, the messy. Learning. Never.

Top 50 Posts on Working Smarter for May 2011

Jay Cross

May 1, 2011 to May 31, 2011. List of the top 100 Twitter influencers in Australia -  Ross Dawson , May 31, 2011. CERT and performance support -  Clark Quinn , May 31, 2011. Monday Video – Doodling -  Nancy White , May 31, 2011. MoveOn Co-Founder Talks Social Networking -  Jay Cross , May 31, 2011. Reasons Why Activity Streams Will Save You From Information Overload -  Luis Suarez , May 4, 2011. A big question -  David Weinberger , May 1, 2011. This will be fun: Mother of all MOOCs -  George Siemens , May 19, 2011. Just Jay

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Lurking is Not a Static State

ID Reflections

The analytics told me that over 40% of the users are Active Users (a term Jive uses to describe all users who log in to consume content without necessarily interacting with the content in any manner). Lurking and its role in communities has been on the forefront of my mind for the past few days. They are lurking on the edge, consuming content. They are the free riders. Not really.

Emerging Asynchronous Conversation Models

Tony Karrer

Talkwheel’s dashboard organization allows teachers to organize all their classes and projects in one centralized location, while Talkwheel's analytics helps teachers and administrators quantitatively monitor their students’ progress throughout the year. Particularly we focused on the implications of TalkWheel, Quora and Namesake. We also see it in twitter (see Twitter for Learning ).

Learning Analytics: A foundation for informed change in education

George Siemens

Yesterday, partly to kick of the open course Learning and Knowledge Analytics , I delivered an online presentation as part of the EDUCAUSE ELI Webinar series. The recording from my session – Learning Analytics: A foundation for informed change in education – is now available. Learning Analytics: EDUCAUSE Slides form the presentation are below.

WCET Receives Grant for Groundbreaking Higher Education Analytic Research

Ellen Wagner

Analytics Higher Education Innovation News Online Education Research Trends WCETI am pleased to share the following good news. WICHE, the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, announced today that WCET, the WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies, has been awarded a $1,000,000 grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

#LAK11 analyse your learner/worker interactions with SNAPP to increase #elearning outputs, pedagogy and #performance

Ignatia Webs

moodle social network knowledge mooc lak11 eLearning analytics knowledge management networkingMany of us use learning management systems, and some of us even track students to support learning processes, but let's face it: tracking does not always result in clear visualization of the interactivity that is taken place amongst learners. Here is where SNAPP comes in. So how does it work?

#iel12 Social Media Analytics - Pt 1

In the Middle of the Curve

2 of my professional keywords for this year are "mobile" and "analytics". Social Media Analytics for Higher Education - Stephane Hamel International Institute of Business Analytics - the group that does CCBA and CBAP certification (Introductions - small group in this workshop) What is the value that we put on the outcome of social media? - Not just return on investment but return on engagement In traditional orgs - spend a ton of money on the tools, but they haven't spent the money on the skillset or the culture change. Our clients are starting to talk about social media.

Reflecting on Learning Analytics and SoLAR

George Siemens

The Learning Analytics and Knowledge conference (LAK16) is happening this week in Edinburgh. have great hope for the learning analytics field as one that will provide significant research for learning and help us move past naive quantitative and qualitative assessments of research and knowledge. I see LA as a bricolage of skills, techniques, and academic/practitioner domains. Would you be interested in participating in a discussion on educational analytics (process, methods, technologies)? We set up a Google group at the end of March on Education Analytics. LAK11.

#LAK11 a free and open #elearning course on #statistics starts today, join!

Ignatia Webs

The open learning platform SCoPe is starting a Massive Online Course (MOOC) on Learning & Knowledge Analytics 2011 – LAK11 – is an open course that will be offered from January 10 – February 20, 2011. LAK11 serves as an introduction to the growing field of analytics in teaching, learning, training, development, and organizational knowledge.

When I Think of the Future of Online Learning

Ellen Wagner

Analytics Distance Learning eLearning Innovation Online Education Technology TrendsI am attending a Summit later this week. The University Professional and Continuing Educational Association and the Association for Continuing Higher Education are co-hosting a sold out invitational meeting to consider the Future of Online Learning. Many dozens of learning.

A Conversation with Reuben Tozman

Kapp Notes

So the impact of semantic web technologies and cloud computing doesn’t only impact the learning materials and the model for learning, but clearly affects the analytics around learning as well. One of the great things about my travels is that I get to speak with all kinds of interesting folks who are thinking about learning is new and innovative ways. Here is a summary of a great conversation I had with Reuben Tozman who I met one night at a conference (actually, we weren’t at the conference venue we were out getting a bite to eat and something to drink). industry

Stop Trying to Make Training Memorable

Trina Rimmer

good instructional designer is, first and foremost, a strong editor and a great copywriter, a champion (and marketer) of new ideas, an organized communicator, an analytic who understands how people work, and someone who appreciates the power of strong visuals to convey and reinforce concepts. I don't know about the rest of you, but my memory is shot. The Visual Design Myth. Of course not.

Enhancing Analytics

eContent

Linking your url's to your web analytics service can really enhance your knowledge of what is truly generating your traffic. Most of us know that url shorteners are valuable. Some of the leading services are bit.ly, Google and BudURL. While the temptation is to use a free service, consider an inexpensive premium service. And a service can be easily invoked! Web/Tech

DevLearn 2011 was a blast – here’s my Engagement slides

Steve Howard

Filed under: eLearning Tagged: analytics , DevLearn , learner engagement. eLearning analytics DevLearn learner engagementUnderstanding and Enhancing Learner Engagement. Engagement demo slides. made it to DevLearn this year, and had a fantastic time catching up with friends old and new. Hopefully I’ll share more about that and what I learned in the next few days. Meanwhile, here’s my slides from the conference (see the links above). welcome your thoughts on the slides!

Resources from my presentation at Innovations in e-learning Symposium

Kapp Notes

Reference: Sitzmann, T. (in press) A meta-analytic examination of the instructional effectiveness of computer-based simulation games. 2010)  A meta-analytic examination of the effectiveness of computer-based simulation games. Reference: Sitzmann, T. (in press) A meta-analytic examination of the instructional effectiveness of computer-based simulation games. 2006).  2005).

Our Takeaways from DevLearn 2011

E-learning Uncovered

made Friday my “stretch” day with extra coffee and two sessions that expanded my knowledge of backend analytics, tracking, and reporting. The final concurrent session I attended was Dr. Phil Ice ’s Applying Analytics to Instructional Design. This week I attended my first DevLearn, and as hyped as it was in the months prior to the event, it did not disappoint. Here are my highlights.

Learning Analytics & Knowledge: Draft Syllabus

George Siemens

Numerous open courses are kicking off in 2011. I’m involved in two: Learning and Knowledge Analytics (LAK11) and the third iteration of Connectivism and Connective Knowledge (CCK11 – with Stephen Downes). I’ve posted the draft syllabus of LAK11 here. The Learning Analytics course begins January 10 (sign up by joining this group: [link] …or if you prefer not to use a google account, track posts via RSS). Since we make everything else in these courses open, it makes sense that we share our syllabus and invite suggestions/critiques as well.

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14 Top Learning, Technology & Media Links: Weekly Digest – 18

Upside Learning

study released by Massachusetts-based application analytics firm Localytics, today confirms the suspicion that we both love and are quickly bored by our mobile applications. This time we decided to do our homework, pack our bags and take a trip down the school days. Yes, we have covered it all from QR codes in education to replacing smartboards with iPads. Read to know the answer. 2.

Virtual Page Views Using Google Analytics

eContent

As Adobe pdf's do not have a html header to host the Google Analytics javascript, it would seem impossible to track stats. This Example utilizes the standard Google Analytics asynchronous tracking method / script. Asynchronous Code Identification: Take a look at your Google Analytics code.  My first topic is virtual pageviews. The code I give below will NOT work.

22.52 μs: 652.0 ns, 11.79 μs, 65.00 ns 339.7 ms: 207.2 μs, 1.614 ms, 336.4 ms