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EdisonLearning Officials Discuss the Future of K-12 Education

Kapp Notes

Recently I attended an online discussion facilitated by the educational company EdisonLearning who recently acquired a product called Provost. The goal of the discussion was to talk about the acquisition of the new product but also to discuss the future of education as EdisonLearning envisons it. The event was kicked off by John Chubb who described a little about the company that began in 1992 as the Edison Project and now has grown into EdisonLearning which has served over 350,000 children in 21 states and the United Kingdom. Complete customized, flexible educational opportunities.

So what is blended learning?

Clive on Learning

For some time now I have been unhappy with my own working definition of blended learning: A blended learning solution is an intervention that seeks to optimise effectiveness and efficiency by combining a number of different learning media. By 'learning media' I mean the channels through which learners interact with content, peers and tutors. These include face-to-face communication, a wide variety of online media, print media or telephone networks. This works OK superficially, but I now understand it to be a fudge. Blending social contexts enhances effectiveness.

Expert vs designer: who wins?

Clark Quinn

We had quite the heated discussion today on a project I’m working on, and one of the emergent issues was whether ‘the expert’ dictates the objectives, or whether the developer could change them. recognized that this is not only an issue in our process going forward (read: scalability), but it’s also a larger issue. In this case, the design that was presented by the developer to the expert (this is a simplification, our team process is more complicated than this didn’t match the expert’s expectation. Which I would agree with, but with one caveat.

GardenWorld

Jay Cross

Our world is going to hell in a hand basket. The rich get richer, the air becomes more foul, soul-less corporations run everything that’s not under the thumb of the banks, resources are scarce, and people are running scared. It was wonderfully refreshing to spend the past 24 hours with a guy who doesn’t just bitch and moan about it. He’s working on an alternative.

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ZaidLearn's New Learning Space = Netvibes?

ZaidLearn

Link to ZaidLearn's New Learning Space Netvibes NO TIME! have been kind of busy the last two weeks implementing a lot of work related e-learning crap, and sadly have found no time to sit down, reflect and write something that is even more crap :) Hopefully, I can complete my 5-part learning series next week. Now, that is the kind of tool I like! Just need to find the time! Information overload?

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Brazil

Jay Cross

This time next month I will be in Sao Paolo. This will be my first trip to Brazil. I’m looking for innovative companies to work with on informal learning and innovation. Or well-heeled friends (sorry I neglected you until now). Or advice on what I can’t leave without doing

Daily Bookmarks 07/03/2008

Experiencing eLearning

ISTE | NETS for Teachers 2008. NETS-T 2008 standards–technology standards for teachers in 5 categories. tags: education , technology , digitalliteracy , 21stcenturyskills. 1. Facilitate and Inspire Student Learning and Creativity. 2. Design and Develop Digital-Age Learning Experiences and Assessments. 3. Model Digital-Age Work and Learning. 4. Promote and Model Digital Citizenship and Responsibility. 5. Engage in Professional Growth and Leadership

Good Questions Identify eLearning 2.0 Opportunities

Tony Karrer

I'm a big fan of questions (see Better Questions for Learning Professionals ) and as I'm preparing a workshop ( Revolution in Workplace Learning ) one of the things I stumbled upon is what seems to be a great new question: Given that eLearning 2.0 (web 2.0, wikis, blogs, social networking, etc.) represents new ways of supporting learning and work. as a learning professional, what are the new questions that I need to ask as part of analysis? There must be new questions that we need to ask in order to figure out if and how eLearning 2.0 approaches apply to given performance improvement needs.

Take Charge of your eLearning environment

Learn how to maximize the impact of your learning by aligning to the goals of your organization, how to establish a learning culture with gamification including leaderboards and badges. Discover a learning content management system that is both powerful and easy to configure and manage.

ZaidLearn's New Learning Space = Netvibes?

ZaidLearn

Link to ZaidLearn's New Learning Space Netvibes NO TIME! have been kind of busy the last two weeks implementing a lot of work related e-learning crap, and sadly have found no time to sit down, reflect and write something that is even more crap :) Hopefully, I can complete my 5-part learning series next week. Now, that is the kind of tool I like! Just need to find the time! Information overload?

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Internet Time Blog » Future of Media Summit 2008

Jay Cross

on bastille day (july 14), i'll be attending the future of media summit at the computer history museum in mountain view from 1:00 pm to 9:00 pm. kooky hours because the event is co-located with sydney, australia

The Five Minute University

Lars is Learning

Harold Jarche referenced this delicious video clip of Father Guido Sarduci pointing out what we all know about traditional schooling and higher education - we forget most of it. So what is the net value to us and society in perpetuating a model that is plainly inefficient, especially when the connected world we live in now fundamentally changes the economics on which that model was based.As.

Learning Professionals Leaders

Tony Karrer

On this month's Big Question - Lead the Charge - we are already seeing some interesting responses. The Learning Revolution: Where have all the leaders gone? It's difficult to not agree with everything that's in Tony's post an my short answer would be: yes they should, and the good ones already are. So, of course, I say, great post. :) There are some interesting thoughts in the post, but also Most learning professionals can only do so much. There's a vacuum of leadership in the adoption of enterprise/web/learning 2.0 I'm not sure I buy this. They have their head in the sand. How do I use.

Transform Your Video Strategy for Enterprise Learning & Communication

We sat down with Tom Clancy, former CLO of EMC, to discuss the role of video in the future of enterprise learning and communication.

Summer Reading List 2008

Kapp Notes

Ok, I know this is a little late but I have actually been away on vacation using Blogger's advanced posting function for the past two weeks. It is great for vacation by the way. Any way here are some interesting books for summer reading. They are not all training related and I am sure you've heard of them but they are some of the more interesting books I've read about the changing Internet and overall technology climate. Because of its unique layout, you don't need to read cover to cover, good to causally pick up from time to time. Next check out Wikinomics. Happy reading, see you on the beach.

Future of Media Summit 2008

Jay Cross

On Bastille Day (July 14), I’ll be attending the Future of Media Summit at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View from 1:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Kooky hours because the event is co-located with Sydney, Australia). Topics include future of t.v. and video, future of privacy and personal advertising, global media strategies. and future of journalism. Price: $149. Cheap. Three times that if you’re attending in Sydney. This is an Aussie-heavy bash.). Coming from Berkeley? I’ll be happy to give you a ride

Daily Bookmarks 07/01/2008

Experiencing eLearning

Online Tutoring e-Book 6 - Culture and Ethics - Facilitating Online Learning. Although this is written specifically for online tutors, much of the information and advice applies to online facilitators as well. The authors examine cultural differences in the online learning environment, including how diversity affects language, written text, images, metaphors, communication style, and online presence. Appendix B is a chart comparing different linguistic groups and cultures. tags: FST , diversity , e-learning , teaching , communication , community. Mexico isn’t the same as Guatemala).

Video Ratings

Tony Karrer

I received a question today and thought I'd ask blog readers if they can help with answers. The question comes from a blog reader who captures a lot of different videos within their organization. They have "over a couple of thousand of video and audio clips that new hires and tenured employees are currently using for on-boarding and training." What they want to do is to help employees better access the video content. They've seen viddler which allows people to tag specific sections within the video. That makes me wonder. Do you think it makes sense to rate / tag specific sections of video?

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.

More IT user stories

Clive on Learning

My posting last week Now I've heard it all triggered some great replies describing equally ludicrous attempts by naive users to master the machine: From Christy Tucker : My husband works for the help desk for a certain library software, so he mostly talks to school librarians and media specialists. He had a call a while back from a woman who complained that the battery was running low on her hand-held scanner. He explained that the scanner had to be plugged into an outlet to charge; it could recharge the battery just be being plugged into the computer through the USB.

The Dominant Animal at the Long Now Foundation

Jay Cross

Around five this evening, I opened an email that read, Date: Fri, 27 Jun 2008 09:56:57 -0700. From: Stewart Brand < sb@gbn.org > Subject: [SALT] Paul Ehrlich TONIGHT June 27 (for forwarding). To: salt@list.longnow.org. How does cultural evolution work? How should its. dynamics relate to the processes of biological. evolution? The accord or discord between the two. great evolutions determines how the world got. where it is, and where we are going. “ The Dominant Animal: Human Evolution and the. Environment ,&# Paul Ehrlich, Cowell Theater, Fort. talk starts promptly at 7:30pm.

Good Questions Identify eLearning 2.0 Opportunities

Clark Quinn

I'm a big fan of questions (see Better Questions for Learning Professionals ) and as I'm preparing a workshop ( Revolution in Workplace Learning ) one of the things I stumbled upon is what seems to be a great new question: Given that eLearning 2.0 (web 2.0, wikis, blogs, social networking, etc.) represents new ways of supporting learning and work. as a learning professional, what are the new questions that I need to ask as part of analysis? There must be new questions that we need to ask in order to figure out if and how eLearning 2.0 approaches apply to given performance improvement needs.

Free Flash Quiz Tools?

Tony Karrer

I received a question on my post - Flash Quiz Tools - asking about any tools that were free that allowed you to create a Flash Quiz. The only free Flash Quiz Tool that I know anything about is Class Marker - a free flash quiz tool. Create multiple choice, true false, free text, short answer, fill in the blank and punctuation quizzes. So I added this back into my post, but it got me wondering if there aren't a lot of other solutions out there that I don't know about. Certainly you could do this as poll questions. So are there other free flash quiz tools that I'm missing

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.

SL in KL

Learning with e's

This is going to be quite a challenge, but we don't back down from them do we? will be chairing a live demonstration and panel of Second Life in Second Life at the IFIP ICT and Learning for the Network Generation Conference in Kuala Lumpur on Monday (7 am GMT). The panel session will feature several friends from our previous bash at Online Educa Berlin last November.

Through the Eyes of a Child

Speak Out

How does a child learn? Let us look at the following examples through the eyes of a child. Example 1 OR Example 2 The seven colours in a rainbow are Violet, Indigo, Blue, Green, Yellow, Orange , and Red. OR OR Example 3 Evaporation is the process through which water is converted from its liquid form to its vapor form. It is transferred from land and water masses to the atmosphere.

Video Ratings

Clark Quinn

I received a question today and thought I'd ask blog readers if they can help with answers. The question comes from a blog reader who captures a lot of different videos within their organization. They have "over a couple of thousand of video and audio clips that new hires and tenured employees are currently using for on-boarding and training." What they want to do is to help employees better access the video content. They've seen viddler which allows people to tag specific sections within the video. That makes me wonder. Do you think it makes sense to rate / tag specific sections of video?

Map to the Internet Time Ecosystem

Jay Cross

Time after time in my recent workshops on web-enabled informal learning, I found myself using my own sites as examples of learning technologies. For example, we’d walk through the Informal Learning blog to look at an RSS feed, an internal search engine, scanning the 100 most recent posts, a Creative Commons license, and so on. The focus of my workshops is shifting, too.

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.