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Bitcoin and Blockchains explained

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Is there merit in the simplification of the ‘chain’ and trust of the networks that a blockchain can provide? A slightly off-camber post here, but someone I trust mentioned that we ought to understand the bitcoin and blockchain development as it could be about to hit the mainstream. Here’s some explanation and videos to help. think? ” Watch this, see if it makes sense?

How Twitter can be used for informal personal learning?

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This has been the single greatest achievement in my career to date, there is no way I could have become the professional I am today if I relied on my internal institutional network (I don’t know anyone who is satisfied with the career/professional development opportunities provided by their employer). The great thing is that you/they had no idea they were doing it, or even part of it.

What happened to the MOOCs?

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course that has 200 people on it from a provider that has rooms that can cope with no more than 150 people would call this ‘massive’ We know that FutureLearn has had the largest ever online course (I’m not calling them MOOCs anymore) with 440,000 registered for one course, but we’ve yet to see the stats about how many who signed up actually started it, completed more than one week, even completed the course? 5-15k sign-ups) or figures from other providers? MOOC = Massive Open Online Course. You knew that already, yes? But it feels like it does. It hope not.

What makes a good online learning experience?

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Providing a link to a resource (PDF, PPT, etc.) should Do you provide alternatives? Is it possible to define the qualities of what makes a good online learning experience, or a good MOOC? Is there a check list we could have pinned to the wall which we could use as we design and build our courses? This is not always easy as the platform (Blackboard, Moodle, FutureLearn, Udacity, etc.)

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6 Tips for Providing Value to the Modern Corporate Learner

6 Tips for Providing Value to the Modern Corporate Learner Enable Continuous. know and learn – whether it be internally, on the job, or via other experiences. 1 3 2 Meet Them Where They Are (Social) A great advantage provided. Learning Think outside the box. and expand training. options beyond formal. learning. anytime, anywhere, and from any device. Fully Embrace. for L&D holds that.

Learning the Netflix way

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In education MOOCs have enabled some of this to happen, but what is on offer is quite thin on the ground and only available at certain periods, which still mean we’re locked down to the information provider (note: not platform provider) to offer the course. I’ve just read the post by Donald Clark called ‘What does ‘learning’ have to learn from Netflix?’ Global.

Teachers are like gardeners …

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What you do is provide the conditions for growth. Another wonderful sound-bite from Sir Ken Robinson: ” A great gardener, a great farmer, depends upon plants growing under their care, otherwise they’re out of business. But the irony is that every farmer and gardener knows you cannot make a plant grow. The plant grows itself. Image source:  Sebastiaan ter Burg  (CC BY-SA 2.0 ).

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One year on: The Really Useful #EdTechBook

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The book is logical, insightful and provides the reader with a rich array of both personal experience and “tools” for use in education. It draws together a useful, diverse, eclectic set of visions and commentaries that together provide the reader with a lucid and comprehensive vista of educational technology.” The idea. Plus, you’ve probably read enough from me these days!

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Classrooms in 2050

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“Institutions seeking to reach diverse student populations will have created clear and accelerated pathways to degrees for students by adopting new technologies and innovations that deliver course content and provide robust student support.” What will classrooms look like in 2050? Of course it’s easy to picture (!), haven’t you figured it out yet? Time will tell.

Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success

but might be a little vague in providing concrete actions, so you’ll need to dig a bit deeper. Providing OTS courseware in these situations has several advantages. OTS curriculum, it’s fairly easy to provide training to individuals or groups whenever you. While the mainstream social media platforms can provide opportunities for. Seven Simple Secrets to. capital. You’re.

70:20:10 – informal learning

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If we think about the College or University as the ‘workplace’ then are we fulfilling our obligation to provide adequate learning environments for the students (and their own personal learning styles)? ” So, what do think happens to students who sit through an hour lecture? Charles When students leave us are they fully prepared for the workplace?

Creative Commons Infographic: Licenses Explained

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photo or image placed under a Creative Commons license enables you, the ‘borrower’ to copy, distribute, and display the work providing the photo or image is correctly attributed to the owner. Do you use images or photos? Do you check with the owner before saving or copying or using? Do you in fact understand what Creative Commons is? Right, so you understand CC now?

Don’t give it to me unless I can customise it

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Over the festive break this year we’ll be doing this too as a present to our boys (aged 5 and 6), using Ikea Kallax shelving units as base and storage area under a bed, also providing a play space underneath for the kids. My first car was a 1993 Rover Mini Cooper 1.3i, in British Racing Green (obviously). bought it second hand in ’97 from John Cooper Garages (JCG) in West Sussex, and the legendary John Cooper himself handed my the keys (and made my mum a cup of tea while I did the paperwork). At the same time as mod’ing my Mini I also started to work in web design.

MOOCs – 9 points on what I like, and what I don’t

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know that FutureLearn, and probably others, are looking at a portfolio of shorter courses, from a single or multiple providers, and that would suit me as a learner far better. It may suit the platform provider to have the course run when it fits their portfolio, or the partner institution and when the lead academic is available, but that may not suit me? Too much, sorry! 2.

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Evaluating Training - Capturing the Benefits Aspects of ROI

event are important and the happy sheets do serve a purpose, but will they really provide enough hard. Whether making the decision to invest in people, or to simply maintain or decrease training budgets, training programs that provide immediate impact and maximum overall return on investment are an. Evaluating Training – Capturing the Benefits Aspect of ROI. But because. incurred.

MOOCs – question on purpose, quality, student retention, feedback, etc.

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In some instances, especially around the data of students/learners taking further courses (across MOOC platform providers as well as within) is difficult, but I hope we can get to a stage where this kind of data is available and open to interrogation (if only for the individual partner to  query their own courses). ” NB: I’ve helped run several runs of the Warwick/FutureLearn ‘Shakespeare and his World’ MOOC and use this as an example I use where the statistics provided for the 10 week course don’t necessarily match the actual experience. HE Academy.

Peer Instruction and Clickers

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Not the actual result of whether the hole in the steel plate grew or shrank under heating It grows!), but the ability to question, query, and engage the class in critical discourse, and provide the opportunity for learning through directed peer instruction. Thankfully, I was disappointed. It was better than I expected. More than this, the opening from Prof. Amazing!

The Circular (Learning) Economy

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The Ellen MacArthur Foundation describes it as “a global economic model that decouples economic growth and development from the consumption of finite resources” and that it “provides new opportunities for innovation across fields such as product design, service and business models, food, farming, biological feedstocks and products.” And this got me thinking.

Know when to keep it simple

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Here are a few tips on how, and why, to keep it simple, which apply as much to online distance learning courses as well as campus courses: Signpost: provide little ‘signposts’ to learning resources, assignment details, marking criteria, timetables, etc. to help the student. they can expect of you during the course. Video: As above. Use it. Students could help each other? Use it.

New Brandon Hall Group report forecasts major shift in 2016 online learning trends

technology providers. other areas in which organizations give learning technology providers failing grades. 11 Research Summary About Brandon Hall Group Brandon Hall Group is a HCM research and advisory services firm that provides insights around key performance areas, including Learning and. Your membership provides you with personal connections to fellow professionals.

Heuristic Learning & Shakespeare

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The apps function is to provide an essential aid to understanding and enjoying the plays in the theatre or on the screen.”. I used to write about apps I used or liked as part of my work, or at least I recognised could aid me in my work, but have been remiss on this front for a while. So, with the urging of a few peeps on Twitter (thank you) I’ll start it up again. Did it help?

‘Bring Your Own Device for Learning’ #BYOD4L @MELSIGUK

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“…the topics and activities provide a scaffold for learning and introduce participants to progressively more complex uses in bite-size learning chunks that trigger interest, engagement and help them to make connections to people, ideas and reflect on their own practice.In New Year, new challenges, new opportunities. BYOD4Learning we are all learners and support each other!

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How has technology transformed the classroom?

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Last month I was asked to provide a few lines about how I believe Apple has transformed classrooms. Unfortunately for the organisers I didn’t want to concentrate on just what one company, or even one single piece of technology., has done to ‘transform’ or enhance the classroom. also don’t agree we should concentrate on one single entity or company as being more important than another. So I wrote a more generic piece about my experiences with changes in technology, as well as its use, who uses it, and why, in classrooms. What do you think?

Interview with Sue Beckingham, #EdTechBook chapter author

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By this I mean that I make use of the affordances of my mobile phone to access a wide range of apps to help organise my day, provide me with news, information as part of my research and of course social networking places where I keep abreast of what’s happening out in the field via my personal learning network (PLN). . DH – Hi Sue. SB – It’s an integral part of my daily routine.

Move Beyond Learning to Applying: A Modern Management Development Program

would love to provide, we need a change. We must go beyond providing great content. to instead take responsibility for providing. Totara, an open source LMS), provides structure. Our platform provides. well beyond providing content to include. provide the manager with talking points. We provide practice guides to help Sue. We now. Right?

Textbooks: paper or digital?

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The digital editions of textbooks currently available are little more than a PDF of the printed version, and for publishers that literally provide a PDF and call it an eBook. what do you think” : read the discussion we had on the link. So, will they? I don’t think so, not any time soon at any rate. shame on you! readers from all over the world.  eBook and eReader Infographic.

Book Review: “Using Social Media in the Classroom” #edtech

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Billed as a book that provides “an overview of different types of digital technologies” it is more important to me and how I work that it also covers more contextual and “constructive guidance on how to safely and intelligently use them as tools for learning” All good stuff I hope you’ll agree. I’m a Learning Technologist. ” (p. 8).

Top 10 Must Read eLearning Blogs #edtech

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Craig Weiss is an e-learning analyst, consultant and advisor whose firm E-Learning 24/7 provides services to buyers and suppliers in the e-learning industry. If you haven’t already checked out the list and the other entries, then please take a few moments now … ! Learning Provocateur. Provoking deeper Thinking,  by Ryan Tracey, eLearning Manager. The The eLearning Coach. C.I.D.,

Learning Providers (wk.4) #OpenBadgesMOOC

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Week 4 – Learning Providers. I can see the benefit of looking at badges for the soon-to-leave-education school leavers, and those already in work either actively looking for a new role or to up-skill themselves. Would AMBA (Association of MBAs) accept badges as a currency from a £20,000 a year MBA provider? Here we are at week four and challenge four. ” (Selingo).

How the right tech tools for your team can power your sales enablement strategy

providing an opportunity to practice the skills required. here is to ensure your training program provides individual attention and im- mediate feedback for trainees. INSTANT ACCESS TO CONTENT IN THE FIELD Provide learning content in both push and pull modalities to accommodate a. Always look for a LMS that provides an off-the-shelf integration with your CRM. ENABLEMENT?

Writing an eBook: Lessons learned on how, where, and why

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Looking at published work and personal experience I have collected my blog posts together in this eBook and added further commentary and notes to provide the background to the posts and the work I am engaged in.” Blog : If you don’t want to use one of the established platforms and have your own website or blog, then why not utilise it and provide your eBook (free or at cost)?

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Book review: Cumulus

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Those with Cumulus and those without (but still relying on the infrastructure it provides, in whatever limited form it takes). Other provider) can scan the footage and list/bake all the car registrations, along with time and place, in the metadata. This is one of those books that is firmly set in the science fiction genre, but striking similarities can be made to current events and current trends … with a little imagination. First, the book. It has the mobile phone, data, cloud computing, autonomous cars, street architecture, etc. all wrapped up. please come back. YouTube.

7 Myths in the Online Classroom

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If you think the students will not be particularly computer literate then don’t provide your materials in difficult or complex ways that require specialist software to be installed and maintained. Photo credit: Lincolnian (Brian) via Photopin / CC. Online learning, or distance learning, or eLearning (or even e-learning) has been around now in various guises for quite some time. Really?

The Challenge of eBooks in Academic Institutions #edtech

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Commercial providers certainly see opportunity to go direct to end users or to provide course solutions directly to academics. As a consequence the project helps to support the wider ambition to enable improvements in the quality and impact of teaching, learning and research and meet rising staff and student expectations.” This is now dissolving. Ejournals are now the norm.

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Are your managers ready for a world without formal performance reviews?

GIVING FEEDBACK: I provide constructive. SETTING. EXPECTATIONS: My team members are clear on. their roles & responsibilities. 2. DELEGATING: I effectively identify tasks that. others can take on to develop their. capabilities and free my time for. more strategic activities. 3. COACHING: I support my team members by. challenging and encouraging them. to think for themselves and take.

Show students’ skills along with degree #OpenBadges

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Passport guides students through each task by providing a framework to submit documents, share links, complete quizzes, or gather approvals. YouTube: Digital Badges for Learning. Students earn badges by completing learning activities presented as a series of challenges. Instructors can follow each students’ progress and connect badges with course objectives.

Learn Appeal – The Learning Capsule

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Don’t get me wrong, this isn’t providing the Internet where there is none; it’s providing a localisedWi-Fi network (from this little box, yes) with interactive learning management system. At the end of 2015 I met up with Lesley Price, just a catch up to chat about retirement (unfortunately not mine), keeping busy, moving house, and The Really Useful #EdTechBook.

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Being active in many networks (@cristinacost)

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It’s important to choose the people you follow because they will be the ones providing critical content. A post from Cristina Costa on “How I manage to keep active in so many networks” was one I read at the weekend that stopped me in my tracks and made me think “that’s it, that’s what I meant to say!” ” But what was the question? how do you respond?

eBook Platform Accessibility

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understand that, to provide a ‘true’ eBook experience, like you would get from an ePub or MOBI scalable file on an eReader or in an eReader software, would mean (probably) making the file itself available. I’m guessing the publishers aren’t doing this as they would see this as ‘releasing’ the book in to the wild and losing control of the rights and future sales?

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New research explores the common myths and realities around the 70:20:10 learning model

performance at the point of need: • 4x more likely to provide staff with. 23% agree that managers provide active support in application of learning in the. The Top Deck provide more evidence on how to actively support learning in the workflow: 90% expect managers to take responsibility for. Does it provide tips, tools and checklists at the moment of need? In-Focus.