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The 21st Century Curator

ID Reflections

If Web 1.0 was aboutonline access and Web 2.0 is about social nets, Web 3.0 will be coring down tocontent that really matters. wrote Martin Smith in the post, Curation- The Next Web Revolution. As mentioned by Harold Jarche in theslide share presentation, NetWork , the internet changed everything—in volume, velocity, virtualization and variability. But I digress. How do we make sense? approaches?

Everyone Is Talking Mobile Learning. Brilliant!

Upside Learning

Last week we were at Learning Technologies 2012 in London braving the winter chill here in London. All the interactions were interesting and we learnt something from each one of them. We left the show more educated and very tired – after being constantly on our feet for two days. So what was the flavor of the show? would say, undoubtedly, it was mobile learning. But there are some obstacles ….

Ten Online Training Do’s and Don’ts

eLearning Brothers

There are many things to think about when creating an eLearning team and creating online training. This posts list 10 DOs and DON’Ts to consider when building your next team and course. It isn’t a complete list but it does cover the main bases. You can also checkout the animated presentation. Feel free to leave comments on sections that we should add. 1. Subject matter expert (SME).

Creative Commons explained (video)

Dont Waste Your Time

Here is a great explanation of the different ‘attribution’ or license elements of Creative Commons : “Creative Commons helps you share your knowledge and creativity with the world. Creative Commons develops, supports, and stewards legal and technical infrastructure that maximizes digital creativity, sharing, and innovation.” Related posts: Video: What is Creative Commons?

How to Choose Between On-Demand and Instructor-Led Training

Not sure whether to offer on-demand or instructor-led training, or both? Each has its pros and cons and your decision will depend on your organization’s needs and goals. Download this eBook to learn which option is better at scale, as well as the resources needed to implement each training type.

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Running out of time

Clive on Learning

After the astonishing success of his free online course on Artificial Intelligence at Stanford University, which attracted some 160,000 registrations, Sebastian Thrun has left Stanford to start his own online university Udacity. As reported on MSNBC , Thrun said: "Having done this, I can't teach at Stanford again. You can take the blue pill and go back to your classroom and lecture to your 20 students, but I've taken the red pill and I've seen Wonderland." I'm slowly but inevitably approaching the end of my working life and yet I've still got massive goals. But scalable they are not.

Adobe Captivate: A Clean Break from PowerPoint

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Kevin Siegel    Many Captivate projects begin in Microsoft PowerPoint. If you've never tried to import a PowerPoint presentation, you'll find it an easy process. All you have to do is choose  From Microsoft PowerPoint  (located at the right of the Welcome screen). After opening the PowerPoint presentation, you will be presented with a dialog that will allow you to control, among other things, the size of the presentation when it is converted to a Captivate project. At the bottom of the dialog box, you will find an innocent-looking check box next to Linked.

Social Production

Kapp Notes

Here is the concept of Social Production as Tony and I covered in “Learning in 3D.” ” Social production is the means by which a software operating system or a digital encyclopedia can be created without the need for a large centralized hierarchy. In essence, the web platform itself allows members to participate in a given endeavor as much or as little as they choose. In the past such forms of social production were limited and bounded in nature. Computer hobbyists in a given city might have gathered monthly to discuss the potential of a new operating system. definition

Government Initiative To Endorse eLearning In Saudi Arabia

Upside Learning

The Saudi Government remains the major contributor to the development of the country’s higher education infrastructure and is continuously raising the budget to be spent on the education sector. This in turn has lead to the growth of eLearning across enterprises and educational institutions in the Arab World. Governmental initiatives. Higher student-teacher ratio. Increasing need for soft skills.

Skill based learning – How it drives an organization’s performance

Training and learning organizations today play an active role in contributing to the bottom line of any organization by aligning their objectives to the immediate business objectives. This provides a solid ground for cost justification and encourages businesses to place training groups right where they should be, at the heart of a growing, thriving, learning culture.

Market failure? Blame it on the dog food

Clive on Learning

I'm continuing to try and make sense of why it is that most professionally-produced e-learning content is so strong on production values, especially in terms of graphic design, yet so superficial when it comes to learning design (see Over-engineered for information transfer, under-engineered for learning and Striking the right balance with learning ). But hold on, because I think I've figured it out. Let's make a comparison. Production values may attract initial purchasers, but if a game fails to engage as a game, then the word will soon get round and the product will bomb. Another example.

Why do people connect? #edtech

Dont Waste Your Time

“Technology is like a mirror: if an idiot looks in you can’t expect an apostle to look out” so says Stephen Fry in this witty and engaging video on ‘why do people connect?’ ’ This is a great video  on why people connect, where Stephen Fry talks about social media and people. Enjoy! Related posts: We are all Rock Stars! edtech. EdTech trends for 2010.

The 10 Commandments of Microblogging

E-Learning Provocateur

As microblogging solutions such as Yammer sweep across the corporate sector, a melting pot of social media veterans and newbies inevitably begins to boil. And this is a wonderful thing. Loads of new people from disparate areas of the business communicating and collaborating with one other, usually for the first time ever? I’m all for it. This in itself isn’t a problem. Revelation.

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Camtasia Small Business Test Drive: Week 2

Visual Lounge

We're turning the corner to the second week of the Camtasia Small Business Test Drive ! If you missed out on the first week, catch up here. This week each business created their first (or in some cases, second or third) screencast and sent us an exmaple. They also shared with us a little about their process, how they prepare and edit their videos, what challenges they faced, etc. CiesaDesign.

Whitepaper: When The LMS Isn’t Enough

In this whitepaper, you will discover the main reasons why the LMS alone is no longer meeting the needs of the modern learner. More importantly, you will learn what you can do to enhance its value.

Adobe Acrobat X: Adding Description Fields to Document Properties

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Barb Binder    It's easy to ignore the Description tab of the Document Properties dialog box in Adobe Acrobat. You may never even think about it as you create, enhance and review your PDFs. But if you start amassing a large collection of PDFs, ignoring the Description tab would be a mistake. Basically, it's: Open up a native file in your source application. Create the PDF.

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Openness: Why learners should know about, and influence, how decisions are made about their learning

George Siemens

Earlier this week, I delivered a presentation to TEDxEdmonton on why openness and learning analytics are critical for rethinking the future of education. The theme of the event was on open source culture and whether the promises of open source have been oversold. Systems can be closed and blackboxed only once they are working well and the context in which they exist is stable. Move fast. Be bold.

The 10 Commandments of Microblogging

E-Learning Provocateur

As microblogging solutions such as Yammer sweep across the corporate sector, a melting pot of social media veterans and newbies inevitably begins to boil. And this is a wonderful thing. Loads of new people from disparate areas of the business communicating and collaborating with one other, usually for the first time ever? I’m all for it. This in itself isn’t a problem. Revelation.

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Do Learning Styles Matter?

Integrated Learnings

By Shelley A. Gable. At first, learning styles seemed to be a hot topic because theorists were interested in defining various style typologies and prescribing instructional implications. Hence, we have a lot of literature describing modalities, brain hemisphere preferences, Kolb’s styles, Gregorc’s styles, and more. Lately, a lot of folks are writing about the fallacy of learning styles. The idea is that no one can find an empirical study that supports the need to cater to learning styles. So, is it worth learning about learning styles? Where do you stand on the learning styles debate?

Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success

Off-the-shelf elearning is applicable for a wide audience, but it won’t address your organization’s unique situations or distinctive content. So are these courses all that helpful? For sure! Read on for 7 secrets to make off-the-self learning your own.

The Social Learning Revolution

Jane Hart

“A revolution is a fundamental change in power or organizational structures that takes place in a relatively short period of time.” How we are using social media in the workplace and how the Training Department is responding. How social businesses are emerging and how we can really support social learning in the social business. Social learning

#qualitative research: introduction to #grounded #theory and some emotive language use in courses idea

Ignatia Webs

The last couple of months I have been immersed in data analysis research: some qualitative (argh) and some qualitative (well, argh as well). No matter how I twist and turn it, I need to really dig into data analysis to understand how it works and why this type of analysis is a good thing. This experience got my eyes opened as I understood how less I understood of qualitative research.

Let Others Inspire Your Interactive E-Learning. Here’s How.

Rapid eLearning

Many people are stuck in the world of linear, click-and-read content. Sometimes it’s because that’s all the organization wants. And sometimes it’s because we’re not quite sure how to make something more interactive. It’s probably the subject I’m asked about the most. One of the most frequent questions I get. Get Them to Pull Information. usually recommend throwing people in the pool. Context.

Enterprise 2.0 and Social Business are Hollow Shells without Democracy

Learning and Working on the Web

Tweet A guiding goal in much of my work is the democratization of the workplace. Democracy Democracy is our best structure for political governance and I believe it should be the basis of our workplaces as well. As work and learning become integrated in a networked society, I see great opportunities to create better employment models. In describing Enterprise 2.0, Markets within organizations.

Leaving performance reviews behind: Where to start [Guide]

Is your company ready to move beyond the annual performance review? Where do you start? What are the keys to success? In this guide, you’ll gain an understanding of: the forces driving change, three foundations of success and take a deep dive into the skills gap many managers have that will sink your efforts before they start and how to address them.

Evaluate Learning Process

The Peformance Improvement

As organizations evaluate their programs and services they need to pay attention to process as well as outcomes. Catherine (Brehm) Rain, of Rain and Brehm Consulting Group, Inc., writes this in aea365 : Process evaluation ensures you answer questions of fidelity… did you do what you set out to with respect to needs, population, setting, intervention and delivery? When these questions are answered, a feedback loop is established so that necessary modifications to the program or the evaluation can be made along the way. Life is a journey—and so is a long-term evaluation. Stuff happens.

Blogphilosophy: why I stopped measuring my e-penis #rankingsoftware

Ignatia Webs

Sometimes I need a good (figurative) slap in the face to keep it real. A few weeks ago David Bezemer put my feet back on the ground in a tweeted reaction ( @dbezemer ) on me sending him a 'klout' invitation: "over my dead body! there are enough people out there desperately measuring their e-penis, I do not feel good about that". So he got me thinking. and he is right (of course). Why would I even look up and share my uncritically analyzed ranking in anything with others, if I am propagating critical awareness, open learning, open standards. openness? So I stripped my blog from 'Klout'.

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How to keep formal e-Learning relevant

Challenge to Learn

We all know that e-learning is changing, we all know that our learners have changed. The rise of the internet, social media and mobile devices have changed our world. It turned out that it is much easier for a learner to adapt to these changes than for a e-Learning manager or developer. Over the past 16 months I have written all kind of post researching this change. I was recently asked to present on this subject in a webinar. In my preparation I went through all the posts and was for the first time able to merge them in a coherent way. wanted to share this presentation with you.

Kineo Event in Los Angeles Feb 28th

Learning Visions

If you're an elearning professional in the Greater Los Angeles area, please join us for a fun and informative networking and sharing event on February 28. Kineo clients from the entertainment and technology industries will be presenting case studies, and I'll be leading a conversation, along with Kineo's Tanveer Makhani, on mobile learning for the enterprise. Date: February 28, 2012. Time: 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Location: Warner Bros. Screening Room, Burbank, CA. For more information email Bring yourself, bring your elearning friends and clients! See you in Burbank!

Attract, Engage, and Develop Talent using Open Badges: An IBM case study

Companies have an incredible opportunity to use badges to help attract, engage, recognize and develop talent. There have been significant developments around digital credentials and particularly the fast rise of badges and micro-credentials. Learning Professionals need to be aware of what's happening and innovators should be taking a leading role. In this session, David will go through the well-known IBM Open Badge Program to help explain badge programs.