eLearning Conferences 2011
NOVEMBER 11, 2010
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.
Working Smarter: Most popular posts of 2011
DECEMBER 17, 2011
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.
JANUARY 1, 2011
Taking the steps now have some immediate payoffs in terms of optimizing content development streams and looking anew at what are important interactions, but the big returns come in creating optimized learning and performance interactions. For the annual eLearn Mag predictions, this year I wrote: I think we’ll see some important, but subtle, trends. Deeper uses of technology are going to surface: more data-driven interactions, complemented by both more structured content and more semantics. These trends are precursors to some very interesting nascent capabilities, essentially web 3.0:
eLearning Conferences 2012
NOVEMBER 17, 2011
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.
Microlearning Whitepaper: Small Bites, Big Impact
knowledgeable and demanding customers, risk and compliance requirements and more— but they must also be prepared to shift gears in mid-stream—acquiring more or different. 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
Learning’s but a stream…
OCTOBER 17, 2011
“Row, row, row your boat…” Lots of new tidbits up on the Kineo website for the month: An article I wrote “Learning’s but a stream” Some hot new case studies (check out the project I worked on for Paul Mitchell which showcases a Moodle portal). Steve Rayson’s ever insightful October elearning market update If you missed our latest newsletter, you can find it all on the Kineo newsletter page
Learning And Social Networks
JULY 12, 2011
Unlike Facebook or Twitter where one accesses the ‘firehose’ of data that one subscribes to and is dependent on the Friends/Following, and where users mostly use features like groups/lists etc to sort out noise from the stream, Plus uses a different approach and lets users create ‘circles’ that allow them to separate streams. Ironic that.
The Promise Of 3D Learning
AUGUST 10, 2011
Same applies to bandwidth, it is now good enough to stream video, and should easily transfer data for 3D. Every now and again I wonder about the multi-user 3D environments, or virtual worlds that were all the rage just a couple of years ago, the finest example being Second Life. Second Life itself was a promising collaborative 3D learning platform. That day is far off yet. Learning in 3D.
Delivering streaming video to mobile devices
JULY 15, 2011
Photo credit: AdamKR. As you may know, the world of online video is going through some upheaval right now with at least two competing views of how embedded video should be delivered. And mobile video is at the center of the fracas. Apple doesn't allow Flash--the technology commonly used by websites to deliver online video--to run on Apple devices such as the iPad or iPhone. 43OlYb7NARY.
Top 50 Posts on Working Smarter for May 2011
MAY 31, 2011
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
Twiitering = learning?
Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning
OCTOBER 11, 2011
used a Dutch article about various learning theories : ontwikkeling van leren in organisaties by Keursten to look at what the various thought streams might think about twitter: Behaviorism: learning is equivalent to influencing and changing behaviour. Within this thought stream twitter is more interesting. Sometimes people might say: ' Ok, but twitter is not learning.
Twelve Ways to Add Value to Open Source LMS Systems
Vikas Joshi on Interactive Learning
NOVEMBER 29, 2011
Video streaming Moodle does not stream video effectively. For better streaming experience third party integration with services like YouTube, Kaltura and so on. I've been too wrapped up thinking about interactivity to pay attention to the pains learning managers must go through for making their Moodle implementations effective. So, when I sat down to talk with Dr Asheesh Choksi, technology consultant and architect, about Moodle, he gave me a 12-point program to add value to Moodle - which was quite an eye opener. 1. What questions are learners failing consistently?
3 Essential Themes for Mobile Learning Systems
JULY 4, 2011
Integrating with the social/collaboration theme, perhaps we should consider adding basic user-configurable semantic agents that can trawl the conversation streams looking for what ‘interests’ the user and alerting them to the correct content/user. Other curation tools to consider would be real-time search of the various data streams that are part of the system. technologies.
Where is the model for e-learning?
Clive on Learning
DECEMBER 20, 2011
As designers, we don't have that steady stream of everyday examples to give us inspiration. With most learning media, there is an expectation of how it should look and behave based on the mass media. We can benchmark what we do against 1000s of everyday examples. We can model our learning videos on what we see on TV and on YouTube. We can model podcasts on what we hear on the radio. We have endless examples from print media and the World Wide Web on which to model our text-based materials.
Use Twitter #Hashtags to Amplify Your Learning!
FEBRUARY 23, 2011
Today, I don't spend much learning time following people or particular lists on Twitter, but I do spend time following, reflecting and interacting with relevant learning hashtag conversations (streams) taking place around the world. enabling people to easily follow and participate via hashtag learning streams relevant to them. WHAT ARE HASHTAGS? WHERE DO I FIND JUICY HASHTAGS?
The Key to Adoption of Collaboration Tools: Process Integration
SEPTEMBER 15, 2011
But, if the tool requires switching workflows mid-stream, user adoption will continue to languish. Plenty has been written about why employees are slow to adopt enterprise collaboration tools. For example, in a Klint Finley interview called Five Principles for Improving Social Enterprise Adoption , Yakabod CEO Scott Ryser cites the importance of “political juice.”
Tips for Starting to Freelance
NOVEMBER 22, 2011
Multiple Income Streams. In August, I quit my job as a long-term contractor at Cisco to officially make the leap to freelancing. I did some side projects earlier in the year, but not enough to replace my full-time income. want to share my experiences and tips from these first three months as an independent contractor for anyone else thinking about making this change. Get a Project First. If you’re currently working, don’t quit until you have a project lined up. Put Money in Savings. You need a cushion in the bank to cover expenses when you’re getting started.
Face-to-face is for special occasions
Clive on Learning
DECEMBER 9, 2011
great deal of your media consumption is asynchronous - under your time control - using iPods, hard disk video recorders, streaming media and the like. Ask yourself. What proportion of the music that you consume is at a live performance? Chances are it's something between 0 and 10%. What proportion of the drama that you watch is at the theatre, rather than at the cinema or on TV? I'd be surprised if it's more than a few percent. And what proportion of the sport you watch is in a stadium rather than on TV. You get the idea. Perhaps even peak experiences.
ALT-C 2011 retrospective
Learning with e's
NOVEMBER 7, 2011
Image by ALT ALT-C 2011 retrospective by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 James Clay Oliver Quinlan ALT-C 2011 Julie Voce ALT-C Live BetaThe ALT-C conference held at Leeds University this September was memorable for a number of reasons. Unported License. Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e's.
Content Curation: One More Role for an Enterprise Community Manager
DECEMBER 27, 2011
This is the proverbial organizational hive mind but someone has to enable the enterprise to make sense of this stream, separate the wheat from the chaff, and connect the dots to reveal the key patterns below. Faced with the tsunami of information, we are all floundering to find our way to content that actually matters. From setting up filters--both of the automated and human variety--to trying to make sense of what we find, we are in a fix, so to speak. The scene within an enterprise is not much different. The lifespan of enterprises are declining rapidly. Very closely, I would say.
Tune in to The Forge - Live Today at 2pm EST
APRIL 21, 2011
Tune in on this blog post today at 2pm EST to see the live stream of The Forge! Note: You may need to refresh this blog post to see the live stream and chat room at 2pm EST. We're using the hashtag #tscforge. Tune in on this blog post today at 2pm EST to see the live stream of The Forge! You're in for a treat - We have a great line-up for The Forge today! Tom Crawford from the Visualization Network and VizChef , will talk about Visual Communication. Mike Curtis, Information Developer for Jing, will share his tips for embedding video. Welcome to "The Forge" Chat!
The Six Hats of a Community Manager
DECEMBER 15, 2011
Theactivity stream turns into an overwhelming flood and people lose control oftheir information flow. In my previous post, I wrote about the tenets of communitymanagement based on my learnings from the past 6 months. In this post, I wantto talk about the different hats that we need to don as community managers.This was well put in the diagram by Andy Wibbels which you can see in this post called Inside the Mind of a Community Manager.It graphically represents a number of things a community manager needs to be aware of in her/his role. What we are asking for is a behaviour change.
The Forge - Live Today at 2pm EST
MARCH 23, 2011
Tune in on this blog post today at 2pm EST to see the live stream of The Forge! Note: You may need to refresh this blog post to see the live stream and chat room at 2pm EST. We're using the hashtag #tscforge. Tune in on this blog post today at 2pm EST to see the live stream of The Forge! Today is the day! Here's the run down of the show: Microsoft OneNote and PowerPoint MVP, Kathy Jacobs , will share how she uses Snagit and Camtasia for my social media trainings, for PowerPoint and Onenote work, for OneNote work, and more. Welcome to "The Forge" Chat! Today is the day!
Third Summer 2011 “Learning in 3D Class”
JULY 28, 2011
We then got to observe a concert venue that featured streaming video of different bands shown in different places including a concert by the beach. Monday night in class we had the opportunity to check out VirtualU and see how it functioned. Here we are gathering to begin our journey to different worlds within VirtualU. Well done Mark and Jim!
Does blended learning increase student results? Yes, a case from the Tilburg University
FEBRUARY 11, 2011
joking, sorry nephew of mine*) They tried out several strategies and looked at the results First strategy : record everything and stream it. His format was a variety of online delivered content and actions, his blended approach: web-lectures web-tutorials web-tests web-consulting live streaming All of these five different stages got students more actively involved in the courses.
App Fusion: Inside eLearnchat — Live Streaming Community Collaboration by Terrence Wing
Learning Solutions Magazine
MAY 4, 2011
You may have watched eLearnchat, or Leo Laporte’s TWiT.tv and wondered how you could use Webcasting to increase learning outcomes. Wonder no longer! This month’s App Fusion gives you the rundown on the applications, equipment, and content strategy you need for success! Future Trends Instructional Design Learning 2.0 Professional Development Social Media Synchronous
SumTotal Acquires GeoLearning
JANUARY 5, 2011
GeoLearning has been the ideal partner for organizations seeking to increase sales, accelerate time to market, raise productivity, generate new revenue streams, and reduce expenses. As of January 5, 2011, SumTotal and GeoLearning are now one integrated company with a unified strategy and vision. Here is some information from the announcement. Today, SumTotal announced the acquisition of GeoLearning. The combined company represents the largest and most complete talent management provider in the industry supporting every industry and every market segment. industry
Thank You ScreencastCamp Supporters.
AUGUST 9, 2011
We'll be streaming some of the proceedings live. And, we'll also be streaming and recording an episode of ' The Forge ' during ScreencastCamp live in front of a studio audience! We're just a few days away from the first ever ScreencastCamp. There are still some spots left if you'd like to attend - register here. And, the price is right - it is free to attend! Can't make it?
Steven Verjans shows a structured #PLE at #studiedagVlhora
OCTOBER 25, 2011
Steven calls twitter a stream of information, in which you can dip your tow whenever necessary and after you have found what you want, you simply move on again. Personal Learning Environments (PLE) have been hot news for a couple of years now. My PLE is not very well structured to say the least, in fact chaos is my middle name when it comes to PLE. Steven is a rock in my eLearning ocean.
My life…in elearning
OCTOBER 21, 2011
We don’t have cable TV, but download or stream most of our media content over the Internet. 20 years ago I was a struggling recent college graduate who had moved to Boston in the middle of a recession. 15 years ago I got a job as an instructional designer/multimedia producer at a company that created training programs delivered on CD ROMS. It sounded really glamorous to me. You there.
The Forge - Join Us Live Today at 2pm EST
FEBRUARY 16, 2011
Tune in on this blog post today at 2pm EST to see the live stream of The Forge! Note: You may need to refresh this blog post to see the live stream and chat room at 2pm EST. We're using the hashtag #tscforge. Tune in on this blog post today at 2pm EST to see the live stream of The Forge! Today is the day! Here's the run down of the show: Professional Screencaster Scott Skibell will talk about incorporating video into screencasts. Mike Curtis will have a tutorial about embedding video. Dave McCollom, Education Evangelist, will share his pick for the Screencast of the Month.
Our Takeaways from DevLearn 2011
NOVEMBER 11, 2011
See some prototypes of activity stream-based tracking and even build your own at Project Tin Can ; while this technology may not be in common use for another few years, it’s very interesting to think of how these new capabilities will affect our designs and the tools we use for development. Surprisingly, though, it didn’t feel impersonal to me. Here are my highlights. It’s About the People….
Today is the Day! Join us LIVE on The Forge at 2pm EST
SEPTEMBER 8, 2011
Class will run from October 13-26, 2011. Note: You may need to refresh this blog post to see the live stream and chatroom at 2pm EST. We're using the hashtag #tscforge. Start counting down the minutes! At 2pm EST, we'll go live with The Forge. hope you can tune-in live to watch the show. And, feel free to chime in on the chatroom below during the show as well. know the crew would love to hear your questions and feedback. Mel will share with us about making great videos. Dan Nunez - Dan will give his Ten Commandments of Screencasting. You can see past episodes of The Forge here.
Tune in Live to ScreencastCamp this Weekend
AUGUST 12, 2011
We'll stream some sessions live from the main conference room. Tents, s'mores, beer, BBQ, brushbots and screencasters. What do they have in common? They're all part of the first ever ScreencastCamp this weekend at TechSmith HQ. And, yes, that is a picture of my tent! I'm camping on the lawn at TechSmith!) heard from a few of you that you could not make it to ScreencastCamp this weekend.
How to Save Google+ Items to Evernote
JULY 30, 2011
Here’s an easy way to save items from your Google Plus stream to Evernote. Here’s how you use it: When you find an item in your Google+ stream that you’d like to send to Evernote, click the Share button, then select your Evernote circle. (I made Evernote the first in my list of circles, mostly so it’d show up first in the screen shot below.). Click Settings.
Project Giant TechSmith Snow Spork
FEBRUARY 1, 2011
Thanks to Conan Heiselt for making the giant snow spork, Kelly Rush, our videographer, for setting up the tech on this project (live stream, computer, cameras, etc), Jordan Skole, our intern for the idea to record the snow fall, and Lucas Anthony, our Logistics Coordinator, for adding the final touches (logo and decorations). Everyone has been preparing for the giant snow storm that's hitting the country. In Okemos, Michigan , where TechSmith is located, they're calling for a foot or more of snow! We thought it'd be fun to make a time lapse video to show the snow fall. Why not?!
Buzzing with Social Curation Tools!
JANUARY 7, 2011
SOCIAL CURATION While the buzz word of 2010 was 'Social Media', don't be surprised if 'Curation' or ' Social Curation ' ( attempted definitions ) will be the buzz word for 2011 ( signs ). Create your topic-centric media by collecting gems among relevant social media streams Publish it to people sharing the same interest. thanks to SEO strategies. Amazingly annoying! DELICIOUS = RIP?
The world is your classroom
Learning with e's
MAY 5, 2011
This morning I happened to stumble upon an interesting Twitter stream hashtag - #qaz11 - which I quickly realised was being generated by a group of students in the care of my old friend Jose Luis Garcia (well worth following him on Twitter: @JL3001, over at the University of Cantabria in Spain. I want to inspire you to reach farther. Reach further - and become a worldwide educator.
I Don’t Care What You Had For Lunch: Finding Professional Value in Twitter
JULY 4, 2011
Here at Dashe & Thomson, we made a New Year’s resolution for 2011 to dig a little deeper into social media and explore how to use it for social and informal learning, increasing website traffic, and building networks. Then, in March, I attended the Learning Solutions 2011 conference hosted by the eLearning Guild. have to say, I met this announcement with an inward groan.