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Top 4 Tips for Designing Information-Based Courses


We design more information-based courses today than we would care to admit. Agreed, these courses can instead be called web pages, cheat sheets, information dumps, knowledge  stores, etc. Consider these situations: Learners are starting out on a new job, and there are loads of information to be covered. Here are our top 4 tips for designing information-based courses: 1.

QR Codes are Still Alive and Useful - Thanks Wikipedia!

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

The famous WIKIPEDIA has released a code creator specifically for Wikipedia pages. Wikipedia is a great source of information and QR codes are a cheap way to make connections between our physical world and information rich digital world. Of course I tested QRpedia with the eLearning page in wikipedia. Then I came across QRpedia today.

Micro-Learning: Its Role in Formal, Informal and Incidental Learning

ID Reflections

Wikipedia With the rise of social and informal learning, and ubiquitous mobile devices (tablets, phablets, smartphones and everything in between), micro-learning as a concept and practice has taken off. Typically, micro-learning or learning bytes or learning capsules work well as a component of informal learning where the learner pulls what they need to solve an immediate problem. Thus, micro-learning can play a crucial role in both formally designed performance support as well as in informal learning, with the latter focusing on user-generated content.

How to Reduce Your Course Development Costs By 90+ Per Cent

Absorb LMS

The problem, though, is that it can be difficult to find high quality, informative learning content among a massive sea of choices. The most amazing metric, though, comes from the American Library Association which says that by 2020, information on the Internet will be doubling every 15 minutes. Articles from Wikipedia and other online encyclopedia. to find learning content.

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Who are the Wikipedians?

Learning with e's

I doubt if there is anyone reading this blog who has not used Wikipedia in some way in the last 12 months. The final keynote speaker at Learning without Frontiers was the Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales. The most important changes, he argued, were happening in the world of informal learning and this was being led by technology, and particularly the web. Who are the Wikipedians?

The Changing Face of Work and Workplace Learning


” – Wikipedia. Content will be continuously co-created and co-owned by the community members ( much like the evolution of Wikipedia ). Sahana’s work cuts across performance consulting, workplace learning strategies from formal to informal and social learning, knowledge management methodologies and adult learning principles. Anything can happen in five years.

The future of intelligence

Learning with e's

secondary argument is that there is a large amount of content on the web that is spurious, deceiving or inaccurate, and that user generated sites such as Wikipedia and blogs undermine the authority of professionals and academics. This is the third in a series of blog posts on the future of learning and technology. There are examples of how such cyborg existence might come about. He is right.

Who will survive?

Learning with e's

It is abundant, and although questions still remain over the accuracy and provenance of some content, much is usable and useful for informal learning. Wikipedia, the online crowd-sourced encyclopaedia, hosts over 14 million articles on just about every subject under the sun. Then along came the World Wide Web. Things changed, and they changed dramatically. For free. Context is.

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Rewired, not fade away

Learning with e's

That's what tools such as Wikipedia do, you see. wikipedia Technology digital natives and immigrants knowledge neuroplasticity learning cyberchondriaA lot of nonsense is still being talked about how technology is damaging our lives, and how the Internet is 'rewiring our brains'. Let's stop one moment and rationally examine the evidence, and also the premise behind the article.

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Synching feelings

Learning with e's

This is also the ethos of sites such as Wikipedia, which rely heavily on 'the people' and 'wisdom of crowds' to create and maintain the content held in its pages. must agree that quality across such sites is variable, but I also point out to the critics that just like Wikipedia, there are real experts out there writing these blogs. But it's not plain sailing. Unported License.

Power struggle

Learning with e's

On Wikipedia he says: ''.the wikipedia Technology power knowledge community learning convergence media Culture democracy Henry Jenkins Here''s the first, one for those who wish to understand how media and culture influence each other: Henry Jenkins (2006) Convergence Culture. New York: New York University Press. We will see a decentralised media environment, free from network control.

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Micro-Learning as a Workplace Learning Strategy


In my earlier posts, I have written about the possible roles it can play in formal, informal and incidental learning. Wikipedia has a good definition of the concept: “ Micro-learning can also be understood as a process of subsequent, “short” learning activities, i.e. learning through interaction with micro-content objects in small time frames. The Drivers.

Beyond Corporate Training: How Social Learning is Changing Travel

Social Learning

Simply point your phone’s camera at the landmark you would like to learn more about and get detailed information instantly with links to more content via Wikipedia and YouTube. Travelers can inform other travelers of traffic, construction, landmark closings, etc. social learning elearning ERP performance support user adoption Wikipedia Wikitude World Browser youtube

Becoming a Social Business – Beyond Culture Change


Underlying this military and manufacturing discourse is an insidious and difficult to pin down aspect – the scarcity mindset – be it of money, skills, information, time, talent, and so on. Controls are put in place to prevent information from going to competitors; non-compliance is punished; transparency is censored to prevent general dissent. What if we were to define an organization like a community: “Self-organized network of people with common agenda, cause, or interest, who collaborate by sharing ideas, information, and other resources…” (Wikipedia).

Collaborative Learning Lessons from Wikipedia (and Small Insects.

Social Learning

Not only does the site possess an “army of amateur editors” able to synthesize information quickly, but it also provides the easily accessible background knowledge, in the form of wikilinks, that non-expert readers crave.  And yet all this information comes from the small contributions of countless individuals, none of whom on their own can necessarily see what the end result will be. 

Opening up #learning: Access to knowledge

Learning with e's

All are specifically related to learning: providing access to information automating, simplifying, and transforming tasks representing knowledge and thinking communicating and collaborating with peers and experts In my next few posts I plan to elaborate on these four (and possibly other) affordances that will impact on learning and education in the foreseeable future. Reference Putnam, R.

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Why is problem solving at home so much easier (and more productive) than problem solving at work?


In our home world, systems such as Google, Wikipedia, and YouTube have evolved to meet the needs of the individual. Information is quickly found, digested and applied. Now, imagine a work world where access to relevant, time-of-need information is just as accessible – and yes, highly productive. That’s because the inability to find valuable work information is a HUGE problem.

Video, Meetings, Wikipedia, & Twitter

Big Dog, Little Dog

Watch out Wikipedia, here comes Britannica 2.0 - Fairfax Digital. In a move to take on Wikipedia, the Encyclopedia Britannica is inviting the hoi polloi to edit, enhance and contribute to its online version. All hail the information triumvirate! Wikipedia's dominance of Google searches: World War II: #1. Video Training: Topics & Trends (PDF) - Wistia. Nicholas Carr.

The social impact of disruptive technology

Learning with e's

Just take Wikipedia: Technically it is a collaborative work space for creating content. In fact it has thoroughly overturned the idea that you need to consult a printed encyclopedia to get expert information. There are around 7.000 authors for the German Wikipedia edition. The basic idea behind Wikipedia is that everybody can be an editor and a commentator. Definitely.

Old vs New Ways of Thinking About…

Kapp Notes

Looking at the difference between old and new ways of thinking about knowledge, information, learning, video games and other critical concepts. Informal. Interface and Information are Separate. Information is the Interface. learning, Google, Wikipedia. Information Processing. Informal. Perception of…. Knowledge. Structured. Books, Memos, SOPs). Unstructured. (IM, Blog, email). Organizational Structure. Hierarchical Team-based Structure. Level Playing Field, Equality. Communication Channels. Formal. Face-to-Face, Phone Calls). Twitter, Facebook).

The Death of the Traditional Web: Implications for Self-Directed Learning

Social Learning

What do these little kernels of information tell us?  To me at least, two realizations pop out immediately: one, mobile devices (including tablets) may soon be the format of choice for most users, not just a stand-in until they can get to a laptop or (gasp) a desktop.  This means information will, by default, need to be increasingly bite sized.  And, frankly, they often don’t. 

How Wikipedia Works and Wikis in the Enterprise - HBS

Tony Karrer

Great article - How Wikipedia Works (or Doesn't) that looks at Andrew McAfee's experiences around the " Enterprise 2.0 " article and Wikipedia 's Articles for Deletion process. It's an interesting discussion of the net impact of Wikipedia's process - which can be frustrating, especially to casual users. At the same time, I've also had some very good experiences such as when my 10-year old son updated Wikipedia. couple of things jumped out at me: Sean Silverthorne: Is Wikipedia a good model that transfers to a corporate environment? But it is still easier.

Wikipedia, Groups, Complexity, Training, & Work

Big Dog, Little Dog

Wikipedia to Color Code Untrustworthy Text - Wired. Starting this fall, you'll have a new reason to trust the information you find on Wikipedia: An optional feature called "WikiTrust" will color code every word of the encyclopedia based on the reliability of its author and the length of time it has persisted on the page. Chess to Go - Cognitive Edge.

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Is Content Curation the Future of Instructional Design?


Here is a small part of the wikipedia entry for Library Science : “The digital age has transformed how information is accessed and retrieved. 16] The evolution of the library sciences maintains its mission of access equity and community space, as well as, the new means for information retrieval called Information Literacy Skills. But why? Is anyone else doing it?

Did you know your employees are wasting 2 hours every day (and it’s not their fault)?


So, if we need our people to put as much time and energy as possible into their work, why are we letting them waste 2 hours PER DAY looking for the information they need to solve their problems? Video Transcript: How much time do you think your employees spend looking for information every day at work? That’s because finding information at work is a huge problem. See we live in a world where information is almost always readily available, but organizations just haven’t done a good job leveraging the same behaviors we use everyday to find and share information.

MOOCs in Workplace Learning – Part 3: Launching a MOOC


Before I plunge into the heart of my analysis and discussion, I want to share a couple of snippets on Networked Learning from Wikipedia. ( [link] ). “ Networked learning is a process of developing and maintaining connections with people and information, and communicating in such a way so as to support one another’s learning. Sahana’s work cuts across performance consulting, workplace learning strategies from formal to informal and social learning, knowledge management methodologies and adult learning principles. We march backwards into the future.

Clive Shepherd – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators


He works with a broad range of public and private sector organisations internationally, helping them to build capability in the application of new media to learning, and to transform workplace learning through the effective integration of formal, informal, on-demand and experiential learning. On the Internet as a whole it works just fine because we have more than three billion users and we only need a small fraction to provide us with Wikipedia, YouTube, blogs and forums, etc. He went on to co-found Epic (now Leo), a major producer of custom e-learning. THE INTERVIEW: 1.

eLearning, Informal Learning 2.0, Wikipedia, Wisdom, KM, & Strategy

Big Dog, Little Dog

Informal Learning 2.0 Wikipedia breeds 'unwitting trust' says IT professor - Computer World. Professor Lichtenstein says the reliance by students on Wikipedia for finding information, and acceptance of the practice by teachers and academics, was "crowding out" valuable knowledge and creating a generation unable to source "credible expert" views even if desired.

Autonomous Learning - is it the same as informal learning?

Sticky Learning

Formal learning and informal learning. I get the idea here, there is learning that is structured and there is learning that happens outside of structured environments. Marcia Conner's explanation of informal learning is a good starting point in understanding the thinking underlying informal learning. have also written previously on informal learning in these three posts: Informal/Social Learning - Concertina Style. Permission Learning - encouraging the informal. Fish are the last to recognise water = informal learning. It's a little bit of both."


Jay Cross

Intro: If you want to learn how to fix a pipe, solve a partial differential equation, write software, you are seconds away from know-how via YouTube, Wikipedia and search engines. Informal Learning Web 2.0The Peeragogy Handbook. How to Use this Handbook. Working together is how things get done. Access to technology and access to knowledge, however, isn’t enough.

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Wikipedia leads to great new resource

Take an e-Learning Break

One of my first sources for information is Wikipedia. The Internet Public Library is a public library for the world wide web.Students from a consortium of colleges and universities with programs in information science develop and maintain the IPL Sometimes one resources leads to another. which provides you with a real gem. spent some time reading about the history of the presidents. link] A link on this page lead me to [link] containing info on the presidents. The Internet Public Library is a site to bookmark.

The grassroots of learning

E-Learning Provocateur

Here’s a common scenario: I “quickly” look up something on Wikipedia, and hours later I have 47 tabs open as I delve into tangential aspects of the topic. Other aspects of the subject (for instance, the rapid advances in technology, and the pedagogical shifts towards social and informal learning) could not be compared against any such canon. In the age of Web 2.0,

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3 New Common Craft Instructional Videos

eLearning Brothers

Wikipedia. As long as people need to research, we will always need well-sourced repositories for information. In the internet age, we’ve developed new technologies called wikis, which are essentially databases where users all over the world can contribute to the information. Take a look at a few of our new featured videos. Presentation Planning. Artificial Intelligence.

Evolving from Social Learning to Workforce-Centric Learning

CLO Magazine

Do you find yourself interchangeably using the terms “social learning,” “learning 2.0” and “informal learning” — knowing that they are not all the same? I, too, have found myself in the matrix trying to explain the difference between the above terms and, in addition, “social media.” The world is now so information-rich and cycle times are so short that the learning and development (L&D) organization can no longer go it alone. Wikipedia’s definition of collaborative learning is, “a situation in which two or more people learn or attempt to learn something together.”