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Top 11 Disruptive E-Learning Technologies For 2013


Learning is dynamically evolving, thanks to the incredible achievements in highly powerful and intelligent tools and technologies that are rapidly emerging. These disruptive technologies are re-shaping the learning and education landscape. Today, when we are half way through the year, we have many exciting things on our list of disruptive e-learning technologies. INTRODUCTION.

Students and Information Technology 2013 #edtech #eLearning #educause

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The Educause Centre for Applied Research (ECAR) has recently published their “ ECAR Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology, 2013 ” report. Students recognize the value of technology but still need guidance when it comes to better using it for academics. Students value their privacy, and using technology to connect with them has its limits.

2013 Corporate Learning Trends: Where Are We Now? (White Paper)

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The white paper focused on 7 trends we expect to see grow in 2013 and beyond. Based on what we’ve seen through industry conferences (ASTD ICE 2013, Training 2013 anyone?), recent client work and the latest eLearning Guild research reports, Learning Trends, Technologies and Opportunities remains on track with most of its predictions. Read more. 2. Read more.

Wearable Computing Technology In Learning

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We’ve been tracking the growth of wearable computing devices and associated technology as they are likely to have interesting implications for learning technology. It isn’t really a stretch of imagination to consider how this technology can be put for learning assistance or performance, just like designers subsumed personal computers, and now tablets and smart-phones.

Workbook: Gamification and Your Enterprise Learning Strategy

Karl Kapp, a respected expert on the convergence of learning and technology, defines gamification as “a careful and considered application of game thinking to solving. learning environments, where game elements can be combined with technology to deliver. are not eff ective enough: research has shown that the retention of knowledge from. Introduction.3 What is Gamification?

eLearning Conferences 2013

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link] or [link] December 2-4, 2012 Communication and Management in Technological Innovation and Academic Globalization (COMATIA ), 3 rd , Paris, France. link] December 2-6, 2012 Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) and Asia Pacific Educational Research Association Conference , University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia. link] January 27-28, 2013 Health 2.0

Free #research papers on #mLearning from mLearn conference

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For all that want to get a peek into recent research, it is a blast! will only list the full papers here, but there are also a number of posters, short papers, showcases and doctoral interests giving an update on research in the making which you can view online here. augmented learning pedagogy mobile mLearning research mobile learning health diabetes conferences

Learning Technologist collaboration research project #LTFE #LTHE

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According to the Association of Learning Technology the definition of Learning Technology is defined as this; “Learning technology is the broad range of communication, information and related technologies that can be used to support learning, teaching, and assessment.” Learning — David Hopkins (@hopkinsdavid) October 17, 2013. What is Learning Technology?

Year in Review / 2013

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Welcome to a final few thoughts on and about 2013: what did I do, what did I read, what did I achieve, what did I miss, what did I not do … you get the picture. May 2013). Several years in the making I finally completed my CMALT portfolio and submitted it and gained my CMALT accreditation (November 2013). January 2013: Creative Commons Infographic: Licenses Explained.

Leaving performance reviews behind: Where to start [Guide]

skills and the role technology all play to help you push through. Research from a recent. struggle, and the research confirms. Mercer reported in 2013 that only. 9% of managers are highly skilled at. use of technology while also building. learning and technology. 1Making Dynamic Performance. more dynamic approach to managing. moving in this direction.

Learning Trends, Technologies, and Opportunities – New White Paper by Sharon Boller

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Sharon Boller , President of Bottom-Line Performance, has authored a new white paper: “Learning Trends, Technologies and Opportunities.” ” Using both quantitative research and anecdotal evidence from our work with Fortune 500 clients, Sharon uncovers both what the learning and development field currently looks like AND where is it headed in the next 12 – 18 months.

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Free eBook/iBook: “Advances in Technology Enhanced Learning” #edtech

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“The Open University’s Knowledge Media Institute and the EU TELMap project have brought together the luminaries from the European research area to showcase their vision of the future of learning with technology via their recent research project work. 2012 UCISA Technology Enhanced Learning Report.

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Undergraduate Students and Technology 2013 [INFOGRAPHIC]

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The Educause Center for Analysis and Research (ECAR) have released their Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology for 2013. They surveyed over 100,000 undergraduate students at more than 250 college/university sites in 14 countries. The full text of the 49 page report can be found here. What do you think about this information?

The best elearning reads of 2013


Learning technology: are we using it right? Research in the digital age, it’s more than finding information , Scientific American. How Technology Changes The Skills We Need To Learn , Forbes. Enterprise technology through the years (graphic) , Forbes. The Top 10 Workplace Trends Of 2013, Dan Schawbel , Forbes. Technology and change , Euan Semple.

Microlearning Whitepaper: Small Bites, Big Impact

been huge strides made in both brain science and technology, resulting in a wealth of. they’re based on old technologies, and old modes of learning, which we now know don’t. Components of an ideal Microlearning Platform While technologies exist for distributing and aggregating microlearning, they are not. learning technology that ensures employees are always. knowledge.

Call for gender, mobile and learning research cases ideas

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In order to get your gender/tech article added to the celebrating-one-year-newsletter, you can submit your articles before 4 December 2013 by sending them to Ronda (RondaZG3 at or/and Alex(andra) Tyers (alexandratyers at Ronda is an upcoming, yet already sparkling researcher and a prolific blogger. And you can easily subscribe to the newsletter here.

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PKM in 2013

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“The basic unit of social business technology is personal knowledge management, not collaborative workspaces.” But when writing, and later books, came along, we had a new technology that could more widely distribute information created by the wise, and also the not so wise. Research shows that work teams that need to share complex knowledge need tighter social bonds.

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#edenRW9 Community of Inquiry Framework: new directions and research opportunities

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Pressure on higher ed is not about technology, it is a matrix and technology has an effect on the whole society. Look up references from Garrison and Akyol (2011, 2013, 2015). Randy promotes shared metacognition as an interesting future research topic. community of inquiry conference eden eLearning metacognition research self-regulated learning

Educational Technology #LTHE

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As I research around my role I often find some great resources, and sometimes some are pointed out to me. Thank you to Flea Palmer ( @fleapalmer ) for this Educause article: “Educational Technology: The Hype, the Reality, the Promise” (Shwiff  & Larkin 2013). Again though, the technology needs to support the learning, not the other way round. Boffey, D.

Technology won't replace teachers, but.

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"Technology won't replace teachers, but teachers who use technology will probably replace teachers who don't" This was just one of the contentious and thought provoking statements made at Learning Through Technology this week in Glasgow. Most teachers use some technology in the classroom, but how many use it beyond the walls of the classroom? who would you appoint?

5 Key Mobile Learning Takeaways from Mary Meeker’s 2013 Internet Trends Report [Slides]

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When was the last time you called a theater to get movie times, or visit a travel agency to research your next vacation, or brought a physical map with you on a trip? When you think about how many times we reach for our smartphones every single day, it only makes sense that wearable technology, such as Google Glass, will be something we will embrace next. There are now 2.4 With 1.5

Interview With Mobile Learning Thought Leader Mayra Aixa Villar

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thesis on Applied Linguistics, I focused my research on a field called Computer Assisted Language Learning. My research findings on how to develop effective educational applications led me to complete an internship at the United Nations Headquarters in 2010. These are ideas I am particularly interested in and I am planning to research in the near future. What’s your take?

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. If you want to you can join us at 11.45 on Tuesday 10 September 2013 in session 342, right after the keynotes. For a full time schedule, look here. However, this term gathers many factors.

5 technologies to promote creative learning

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Technology can provide some of those creative solutions. Here are just five ideas for using technology to support learning, while promoting creative thinking, and I''m sure that with a little thought you will be able to adapt them to your own subject area. 1) Senses: In this picture the five traditional human senses are depicted. What kind of questions should they ask?

Is technology eliminating the Learning & Development role in corporations?

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You must have seen in many of the previous posts by [1] the revolutions taking place in corporate learning and development brought about advancement in technology. And the great thing is that most of the newer technologies being launched in this regard are increasingly cost effective as well. Let’s explore this debate here. Firstly, it is affecting the jobs.

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Indian e-Learning Industry Size – 2013


So did little research, and all the findings are given below. But before presenting the data, some definitions – we are defining e-learning companies as organizations who are in business of providing learning technology solutions (LMS, assessment solutions etc), and content solutions. Research I had last done estimation on I ndian e-learning industry in 2009 at our blog.

How Infographics can be used in e-Learning


Technology-enabled learning has made information easily available and accessible, but this has also raised another concern – are we heading towards an information overload? Learning New Ideas Research Blended Learning e-Learning News e-Learning Outsourcing Graphic Design Graphics Infographics is a solution for presenting information through palatable visual nuggets. link]. link].


Flipping Over Teaching and Learning with Technology

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Over the past three years or so, screencasting and lecture capture technology have become a hot topic in education. While the technology itself isn’t new, the discussion about how these technologies can improve teaching and learning has taken on a new urgency. The intersection between teaching, learning and technology. Guest post by Steve Salik, Ph.D. Is it too long?

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Brain Based Learning and Neuroscience – What the Research Says!

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What We Believe. I’ve started doing a session in conferences and in local trade-association meetings I call The Learning Research Quiz Show. After each question, I briefly state the correct answer and cite research from top-tiered scientific journals. Researchers Pedro De Bruyckere, Paul A. Portraying standard learning research as neuroscience. Research Citations.

Wrapup from HR Technology Conference 2013 and SuccessConnect

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This year we had a marathon week in Las Vegas with back to back HR technology conferences and lots to share. The HR Technology Conference was bigger than ever, and watching Bill Kutik's sendoff was bittersweet. I've become close to Bill over the years and we all wish him the best in his new life as journalist and consultant in our marketplace. HR Technology buying is up, and more than 50% of buyers are now looking for integrated HRMS and talent management systems. These are the types of innovation which keep corporate training relevant as new technologies emerge.

MOOC completion and drop-out rates

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There are many reasons for this (she researches for non-US institute, while looking at US xMOOCs so outside the universities providing the courses, privacy issues, platform difficulties,). cross-continental research project would be wonderful, a bit like CERN and the Large Hydran Collidor, universities from the world collaborating for the good of all! is another research all together.

Learning wrap up, last post of Gregorian Calendar 2013

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Social media 2013 With selfies being shared and produced at an ever increasing rate, social media is now fully absorbed in marketing. In many countries and on a variety of levels education faces severe budget costs (hitting teachers in Europe , special education in the USA , institutional education in UK , and educational research also being brought to the slaughter house).

Free book increasing access through #mlearning

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Delivered on mobile technology, OER have the potential to enable citizens all over the world to access affordable education from anywhere and at any time. PART I: Designing Mobile Learning Chapter 1 A Diachronic Overview of Technology Contributing to Mobile Learning: A Shift Towards Student-Centred Pedagogies. books BYOD ebook mLearning mobile mobile learning OER research

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#Feminism and Technology a distributed credited #MOOC

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And as I am engaged in MOOC research for the last few months (following the development of FutureLearn the UK MOOC platform), I was looking for different angles that come closer to what I like to see in education: variety, creativity, recognized by many, providing credits for all who want to, catering options so different teachers can make and share the content the way they like it. And suddenly I came across an online course called "Feminism and Technology", in a format self-described by the organizing universities as DOCC (Distributed Open Collaborative Course.

A Counterpoint to Ruth Clark’s “Why Games Don’t Teach”

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also think people may simply accept her statements about research without questioning them or digging deeper on their own. Clark’s argument for the lack of research focuses on one meta-study of numerous other studies on the efficacy of games in learning. He has an entire chapter devoted to research and he offers a detailed explanation of what the meta-analysis says.

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The Profile of an e-Learner: It pays to know your learner better


Technology-aided learning has found a strong foothold in corporate learning in the past decade or so. Their efforts could be categorized into two focus areas – technological and educative. In technology, the focus is on harnessing newer technologies to not only create better content but also improve the delivery of content. Sources and suggested reading: [link]. link].