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Facebook’s New Streaming Service: What You Need to Know


There has been a lot of buzz within and outside of the tech community about live streaming. From Snapchat’s debut in 2011 to Twitter’s ugly war with Meerkat and its later acquisition of the streaming service, Periscope , Facebook is now tentatively entering the live streaming market. What does this mean for existing streaming apps? Celebrity Involvement. Left business

Is Multiple Activity Streams the Way Forward for Enterprise Platforms?

ID Reflections

Jive offers users the ability to customizetheir two activity streams--one stream reflects everything the user is Following on the platform and thisincludes people, places and content. Trackedcontent, people or places are deemed to be of greater relevance to the user andall activities and communication in these get captured in a separate streamcalled What Matters: Communication along with @ mentions and direct messages to the user. As is wont to happen withactivity streams, content quickly moves below the fold and runs the risk ofgetting overlooked.

Why you want to put the activity first

Making Change

The material feels like a stream of activities, not pages of information followed by one lonely memory check. Have you had any success designing material that puts the activities first? Let’s say we’re designing a course that will help widget sales people overcome buyers’ objections. How do you think most training designers would approach this?

Activity Streams

George Siemens

Activity streams are still in their infancy, as is evident by the painful process of trying to bring together people, sites, and ideas, according to areas of interest. The future of Web 2.0 is about streams of content. If we want to help people, we need to help them be attentively aligned—&# in flow&# —with these information streams. This one qualifies: ( source ).

Whitepaper: When The LMS Isn’t Enough

The LMS is purpose built to do only one thing – stream learning modules to learners. elements including a game-like interface or learning games, leaderboards, prizes and incentives, team activities and social elements. When the LMS isn’t Enough How to Turbocharge Your LMS and Improve. Learning Retention for Bottom Line Results W H I T E P A P E R 2Table of Contents. About Axonify.10.

Activity Steams: Splicing information and social relations

George Siemens

Three trends are high on my list of “things to follow&# : data visualization, activity streams, and learning/knowledge analytics. Activity Streams: Splicing Information and Social Relations. Splicing information and social relations in activity streams is the next critical area for educators to develop capacity. Tags (on Delicious). Google Alerts.

Activity Streams

Jay Cross

An activity stream is a mash-up of an individual’s or organization’s feeds. For example, my FriendFeed pages show activity from this blog, the Internet Time Blog, my Flickr account, bookmarks I put on Delicious, and my entries from Twitter. Activity stream aggregators typically republish activities in reverse chronological order, independent of type of activity.

In defense of the stream.

Mark Oehlert

To begin with the ironic - I follow Sameer on Twitter and value that information but yes, I could live without his tweets :-) I could also live without knowing when each and every one of colleagues has a birthday but there is value there though in terms of providing context about the people you work with. I''ll try to focus on the stream though. . I don''t think the manner in which the information coming to you is actually very new. My Inbox can be a stream - at times its been a river, or a firehose. So why do I like the activity stream better?


Blackboard T&L Conference, Dublin #BbTLC2014

Dont Waste Your Time

The programme looks very comprehensive and has 6 streams in motion, which means it’s going to be very difficult to attend and cover all the sessions I want to attend – which means I’m going to have to be very selective about what, and who, I see. Next week is the 2014 Blackboard Teaching and Learning Conference in Dublin. Wednesday, April 30. Keynote / Prof Stephen Heppell.

Achieving Learning Flow with Your Online Member Education

Association eLearning

Csikszentmihalyi’s Flow model describes the concept of being so engaged in an activity, such as an online course, that you remain engaged for an extended period of time, completing modules, activities, and assessments without taking breaks. You begin to lose yourself in the activity and experience feelings of devotion, energy, and delight. Share this on Facebook.

Field guide to action-mapped materials

Making Change

” It feels like a stream of activities, not a presentation interrupted by an occasional quiz. You’re plunged into an interesting activity, not first “prepared” with an information dump. To see how action mapping changes our approach to design and creates a different type of activity, you might read this PDF excerpt from my upcoming book.

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The Learning Flow and the User Experience

Jane Hart

In my last post I described the concept of a Learning Flow as a continuous steady stream of social micro-learning activities, and explained how this new learning framework lies between the instructionally designed course and the unstructured knowledge sharing of teams, groups and communities that takes place in public activity streams and enterprise social networks. [.].

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. reduction in safety incidents for stores actively using Axonify—equating to $2.2 Microlearning: Small Bites, Big Impact. must-haves every organization needs to be. The times they are a-changin’.3 About Axonify.14

Join the #moodlewish Twitter Stream!


Hopefully, the #moodlewish tag will provide an additional value added stream to Moodle developers and users around the world. Yes, I also have strong interest (and passion) for Moodle to work really well, as the University I am working in now, is using it a lot for e-learning activities. Click image to view the visualized #moodlewish story clearly PLEASE WISH UP! Annoying!), Lovely!

Opening Pandora's box

Learning with e's

Those of us who frequently present at conferences also expose ourselves to live video streaming for hidden audiences worldwide. Others are ambivalent. A few, myself included actively encourage the recording, sharing and broadcasting of our lectures. video education teaching lecture capture learning Twitter live streaming live bloggingThen along came technology.

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See You at TechKnowledge 2012

E-learning Uncovered

Uncategorized 508 accessibility activity streams conferences gamification html5 storyline techknowledgeNext week, Diane and I (and over a thousand other learning and development professionals) converge in Las Vegas for one of ASTD’s largest annual conferences: TechKnowledge. As part of this year’s conference planning team, I’m moderating a couple of TK Chats. TK Chats debuted at TechKnowledge last year and were a great success; they are fairly short, informal, moderated panels on some of the hot topics in our industry right now. Registration is already open here.

(3) Three Types of Learning Flow

Jane Hart

In previous posts in this series I talked about the concept of a Learning Flow, as a continuous stream of social micro-learning activities, and explained how the user experience differs from being on a course or learning from the unstructured knowledge sharing in activity streams. In this post I want to take a look at [.]. Social learning

Role of Video Conferencing in Education


It should come as no surprise then that the use of live-streaming video is gaining popularity within online learning settings in education. The findings from this survey confirm what many of us would probably guess about the use of live-streaming video in education: it plays a critical role, and that role is growing in importance. But Why Live-Stream?

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One Step Behind

eLearning 24-7

Streaming to your Television. If there was ever a technology that is emerging and continues to do is – its streaming.  I’m not talking about viewing online streaming video, I am talking about actually viewing video or whatever on your television. Take a look at the tabletop boxes that exist today in the space of streaming from the net to your television, and you shouldn’t be surprised on the players (no pun attended) that see this as the next big thing. Use this powerhouse and stream it to a television or mobile device. It was revoluntary. 

UW Distance Ed Conference moves towards eLearning cross-over activities

Web Courseworks

Also Think Tank sessions and a Closing Panel will be held to consider the decade ahead for distance education. o The Closing Panel will be one of the events streamed live for the first virtual conference participants who will be attending this year. The University of Wisconsin has been holding an annual distance education conference over the past 25 years. via technology.

BuddyPress Add-On Now Available!


Course activity gets streamed into the group feed (optional). BuddyPress Activity. Activity is one of the core features of BuddyPress, allowing users to interact with each other in real-time. When a course is tied to a group, course actions are optionally added to the group’s activity stream. Add-On Features. BuddyPress Groups. User completes a course.

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On the MOOC Horizon: Tin Can API

Your Training Edge

Tin Can is an API specifically for learning activities. You are probably already familiar with the Sharable Content Object Reference Model, or SCORM, which is a specification that allows learning management systems (LMSs) to track e-learning user activities. This is where Tin Can comes in: this API can track learning activities no matter where they take place. What is Tin Can?


How Twitter can be used for informal personal learning?

Dont Waste Your Time

DH: A good bio ‘should’ include a real photo of you (although I hold my hand up and admit that I had an illustration, which looked nothing like me, for 5 years on many social media sites), link to your online ‘home’ (somewhere you are managing and collating all your network activity; blog, LinkedIn, About.Me, etc.), and a brief description of who you are or what you tweet about.

SCORM and xAPI LMS in a Learning Culture

The Peformance Improvement

xAPI appears to be a huge leap forward in tracking the whole gamut of learning experiences from formal training programs to informal, social, and mobile activities. Steve Foreman, in an article for Learning Solutions Magazine , describes XAPI this way: The xAPI operates based on activity streams, a model that uses software to track things people do. image from Pixabay ].

(4) The role of the Guide in a Learning Flow

Jane Hart

In the first post I discussed the concept of a Learning Flow – as a continuous steady stream of social micro-learning activities, in the second I talked about the user experience and in the third I considered three types of Learning [.]. This is the fourth in a series of blog posts about the Learning Flow. Social learning

Boost your L&D visibility & credibility – The Annual Learning Report

Learning Wire

1996) state, the model only focuses on face-to-face training, neglecting other L&D activities as for example informal learning. Assuming that the LPM- model better fits to contemporary L&D activities, this article continues answering the question how to demonstrate the added value of learning and development with credible metrics. ROI is not always the answer. 1998). 1996).

(5) Integrating the Learning Flow in the Workflow

Jane Hart

In previous posts I have explained how a Learning Flow is a continuous steady stream of social-micro-learning activities how the three main types of Learning Flow: (a) daily news flow; (2) themed flow and (3) circular flow can be used within education, for professional [.]. This is the fifth post in my series about Learning Flows. Social learning

Effective Employee Onboarding: What You Should Know

Voice of Clarity

Institutionalized socialization moves new employees through a series of instructor-led trainings and orientations, often with a cohort of other new hires, outside of the normal work stream. Much of this is done through the institutionalized or individualized approaches described above, but there are other methods for delivering this information for both passive and active learners.

Tin Can API: A Must for Blended Learning

Origin Learning

It provides a simple interface on devices like smartphones, tablets and computers to capture the streams of activities that learners undertake by converting them into simple statements. Employees are self-motivated to pursue a more diverse set of learning activities, knowing that all those activities are going to be recognized and acknowledged on their social-professional circle.

Meta-learn what?

Clark Quinn

To me there are two main components: what you actively seek, and what comes to you. What you actively seek really is your searching abilities. Then, you also want to set up a stream of information that comes to you. What streams of information? This is personal information management, and it requires active management, as sources change. If you hear X over here, and Y over there, you should try to actively reconcile it (e.g. If, indeed, learning is the new business imperative , what does that mean we need to learn? Several things come into play.

Wearable Computing Technology In Learning

Upside Learning

Maintenance Activities with Wearable Computers as Training and Performance Aids, by David Liu, The University of Queensland ( PDF automatic download ). ‘Real Sharing’ – (life streaming becomes real, searchable, sharable streams of data BIG data becomes real). Then there will be devices watching your activities in real-time ( devices like Nike Fuel ).

What the Tin Can API Means for Your Online Training Course

Everything E-Learning

Tin Can tracks learning experiences, or any activity by the learner. In the e-Learning world, these learning experiences include mobile learning, informal learning, social learning activities, simulations and games. Activity Streams are a format for capturing activity on social networks. One example of Activity Streams is the news feed on Facebook.


Why Your Employees Get Frustrated With eLearning (and How to Fix It!)

eLearning Brothers

People enjoy learning more when they can actively use their imaginations to engage with the concepts being taught. Sitting through lectures, videos, and PowerPoint presentations that do nothing but unload an endless stream of dry facts on a passive listener is not likely to encourage any kind of long-term learning. flat introduction that fails to hook their attention.

Why your Enterprise Social Network is your most valuable social learning platform

Jane Hart

But an ESN also provides an ideal technological environment to host more formal social learning activities – in this way individuals can learn with and from one another in the very same way (and platform) that they do for working. This is the article I wrote for the January edition of Inside Learning Technologies magazine. Social learning

xAPI, LRS – The Interview

eLearning 24-7

In layman’s terms, xAPI is a means of sharing a record of activity about some piece of content or media with another system. We are in the process right now of getting the stamp of approval from IEEE-SA standardizing the part of xAPI that deals with the activity statements. When you say activity streams, what does that mean exactly?  I mean what covers “activity streams”?

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Facilitating Knowledge Work #wolweek

Clark Quinn

What was interesting to me was to think of the ways in which we can facilitate around those activities.  We shouldn’t assume good research skills, and assist individuals in doing understanding what qualifies as good searches for input and evaluating the hits, as well as establishing and filtering existing information streams. meta-learning strategy

Introducing Knowledge Direct NOW

Association eLearning

Up to 250 active users. The International Society of Appraisers transformed a classroom course into an online course creating a valuable new revenue stream. Is your membership growing or declining? Did you know that the #2 reason people join associations is for education? If you are looking for a member benefit that truly drives engagement and loyalty, why not offer eLearning, NOW?

Tin Can: My First impressions from mLearnCon 2012

Upside Learning

Tin Can focuses on activity logging to create a personal learning stream which is beyond the boundaries of a learning system within an organization. LRS is the single, safe data store where a learner’s complete learning stream (all instances of activities logged) would be stored digitally. E.g. what activity on Facebook would constitute a learning activity?

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The 6 Hottest Training Technologies That You Can’t Overlook


Video-Based Training: Video streaming has been around for quite some time, however, the new millennium has seen a sudden upsurge in the online streaming space, with YouTube becoming the second popular search engine after Google. Editor's Note: This blog was originally published in eLearning Industry in May 2016, and has been reproduced here with permission. Business Training eLL

Why Buy a Learning Management System (LMS)?


To save management time by instantly producing detailed reports and analysis showing current and historical training activity. To create new revenue streams and improve customer loyalty by providing education to customers through the LMS. Last week I reviewed the benefits of an LMS. The post Why Buy a Learning Management System (LMS)? appeared first on Gyrus. LMS eLL

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Looking for information on eLearning? Here are my favorite 8 places

Challenge to Learn

They have a lot of articles published by themselves (and external authors like me), they have very active LinkedIn groups and they also have elearning feeds where they collect blog posts on eLearning. You will find an overview of the main streams (from behaviorism to humanism) with a description and for each stream they have more details on a number of the primary thinkers. After the post that I wrote on how to find copyright free images I got a number of requests to also share other eLearning sources that I use. So out of the thousands of places to go, here is my top 8.

Embedded Ubiquitous Learning

Upside Learning

We struggle to come to terms with the volumes of information that stream past us each day. More and more, we depend on digital agents to help us navigate that ‘data stream’ and glean information from it, and then to make sense of it. We already depend and trust them for a variety of activities that once required human intervention. You could turn a table into a computer.

Video Learning Platforms

eLearning 24-7

1995 – Real Media arrives on the internet scene streaming an entire baseball game that probably no one watched. Video itself -  streamed, recorded, edited then posted, posted without editing,  etc.  – may/may not include audio incl. Stream your video. active users) which can create confusion when trying to compare pricing apples to apples. Flashback. 2012).

Twiitering = learning?

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

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.

New User Reporting in ProPanel!


When we first introduced ProPanel last year, it was designed to present an easier way to view user activity and to download the reports from the WordPress admin dashboard. Activity Stream Tab. The Activity Stream tab displays the real-time activity of users’ interactions with your courses. Today marks the release of  LearnDash ProPanel version 1.5!

3 Essential Themes for Mobile Learning Systems

Upside Learning

An element such as user might contain data like: learner preferences, history of learning activities, learner behavior, certification data, etc. 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.