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| | ELLEN WAGNER
MAY 1, 2011 When Learning Analytics Meet Gamification
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
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MAY 1, 2011 Why Tutorials Instead of Documents?
One of the standard objections to simply done tutorials (like those you’ll find under the aLearning Fundamentals link on the left) is that they’re essentially page-turners. With minimal interaction, why not just post a document that covers the same content? I’ll be the first to admit that including more interactions is a great thing, as long as they contribute to the learning outcome. Instead, we focused on the few key decisions that will at least narrow the LMS field and get you started. Let’s be honest here. How interesting would that be?!? Be honest. Motions.
| | LEARNFOREVER
MAY 1, 2011 Are you my friend?
Driving to work the other day, I heard an item on Radio Scotland about how many online “friends” we can realistically maintain. m not sure how this became a topical item for commuter news, as I have investigated further and discovered Robin Dunbar identified the number – it’s 150 – way back in 2008. See this New Scientist link.) don’t think so.
| | JAY CROSS
MAY 1, 2011 Obama death reaffirms effectiveness of chaotic networks
Osama is dead. heard the news on Twitter, twenty minutes before things were official. The jungle drums that are today’s web worked! got the news before most t.v. viewers. And I’m tuning out now because television has reverted to continuous reverb. Pundits trying to fill dead air with non-news. I’m off to find the next story. Just Jay
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- Big Cat Trail, Leg 2 - Gir Forest National Park
If you've never seen lions in the wild, it's quite something to be less than six feet away from one. If you have seen lions in the wild, then to see them crouch, stalk and get into the hunt is like watching poetry in motion. The big cat trail made it's second stop at Gir. Sowmya, Pratima, Pradeep and Santosh had headed back to Bangalore. That left Sahana and me to make the long journey to Junagadh, so we could connect to the last home of the Asiatic Lions (Panthera Leo Persica). The next morning we were on safari. Gir has a clearly demarcated tourism zone that has 8 separate routes. MORE >>
EXPERIENCING ELEARNING Weekly Bookmarks (5/1/11)
| SUNDAY, MAY 1, 2011
How Much Narration in eLearning? Our Lessons Learned by Don Bair & Mike Dickinson : Learning Solutions Magazine. Two IDs look at the use of audio narration–how much, quality of speakers, quality of equipment. Includes guidelines based on their survey of employees. wish they had some more info about the survey they conducted though (i.e., how many responses they received, how many total employees at the company, etc.). tags: e-learning audio research casestudies. We wanted to know the preferences of our employees so we conducted a survey. a well-known manager, process owner, or SME). MORE >>
GEORGE SIEMENS The Problem with Literature Reviews
| SUNDAY, MAY 1, 2011
As any student knows, a literature review is the starting point for almost any article or essay. When at the level of writing a thesis or dissertation, a review of literature is critical. However, I have issues with reviews. few weeks ago, while digging through a whack of literature on sensemaking, the repetitiveness or the process started to irritate me. Almost every paper started with a literature review and then moved into the author’s ideas/research. was reading 7000 words when I really only needed the 2000 or 3000 that provided new information. Who cares if someone has had it before? MORE >>
- Fix the workplace
Tweet Higher value, paid work is increasingly complex and requires greater creativity. This is how the world works today. Competition is global. Everything else is getting automated & outsourced it seems. Even lawyers are not immune to this. In a workplace requiring creative solutions to complex problems, learning and working must be integrated. We need to actually implement the notion of the often-quoted term “continuous learning Today, learning really is the work. This is what separates high value work from the stuff getting automated and outsourced. Fix the workplace. MORE >>
E-LEARNING UNCOVERED How Long Does It Take to Create an E-Learning Course?
| SUNDAY, MAY 1, 2011
Well, I guess it depends upon how you want to answer the question. Amount of work or elapsed time? Bryan Chapman recently updated his survey on how long it takes to create learning, including e-learning. The average amount of work for an e-learning course with average interactivity is 184 hours for every finished hour of content. But what does that mean for elapsed time? Does that mean one person can finish the course in 4.6 weeks? Or can three people finish a course in 1.5 weeks? Probably not. We’ve also seen a 15-minute course take a year and a half! Factor #1: Priority. Stay on schedule. MORE >>
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