Social learning expert panel #emoocs2015 #social
MAY 20, 2015
When you get extreme views, immediately others come in and ask that person to provide evidence of what they propose, and because they attract less followers, the end up yelling in the desert of the course. An expert panel ( Whitney Kilgore , Sian Bayne , Mike Sharples , Pierre Dubuc ) sharing knowledge with all of us. What do you feel is social learning? Adding degree would be of interest.
Robo-readers: towards automated #MOOC grading
JANUARY 21, 2015
parallel with SAT scores, and how teachers - based on the books provided by large educational publishing companies - pushes those teachers to drill students to use certain, specific answers to questions, that are not always the only correct answers that can be given). Up until six years ago, the ideal eLearning group would be around 25 learners. She got me thinking about robo-readers.
Yes! #PhD written. looking for joyful bliss once more
SEPTEMBER 28, 2016
Literature from MOOCs, mobile and informal learning is provided as background, as well as literature clarifying the rational for choosing self-directed learning compared to similar learning concepts (self-regulated, self-determined and self-managed learning). So, this is it. My thesis is submitted and it will now be wrapped and sent out to my examiners. Any thoughts?",
#edenRW9 Community of Inquiry Framework: new directions and research opportunities
OCTOBER 6, 2016
Direct instruction: focus discussion on relevant issues, help to understand strengths and weaknesses, provide feedback in a timely fashion. high-tech, high-touch approach provides the most effective means of assuring quality student learning and satisfaction. Related to the Community of Inquiry model. Context is changing, this means roles are changing. Shared metacognition.
Skill based learning – How it drives an organization’s performance
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 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.
If 80% is #informal #learning, why focus on inner-MOOC actions? #MOOC
MAY 28, 2014
What we learn is 80% informal and 20% formal (on the job) For several years Jay Cross (building on previous research) has been providing evidence that informal learning makes up around 80% of on the job learning (depending on the research this figure can vary a bit, nevertheless it does mean: the majority of what is learned comes from informal learning).
#edenRW9 Tweaking facilitator focus in MOOCs changes course dynamic dramatically
OCTOBER 5, 2016
Martha Cleveland Innes from Athabasca University (yeah!!!) talks about MOOC MOOCs are part of educational reform. She looks at the drivers for higher education and change, and looking at those will (hopefully) make. This is a liveblog from EDEN research workshop 9. Athabasca is a reformed university working to maintain and fullfil the iron triangle, which also includes pedagogical quality.
20 strategies for learner interactions in mobile #MOOC
MARCH 11, 2013
This easy access must be linked to a clear course overview to increase transparency, user-friendliness and provide the learner with a structure that s/he can organize for self-regulating learning purposes. Provide self-directed learning strategies to the learners. 4. Provide a clear timetable of the course, while embedding time for reflection into the course timeline. 2013).
Flexible #pedagogies for Technology Enhanced Learning
FEBRUARY 20, 2014
The role of institutions becomes that of providing systems and frameworks, as well as providing the quality checks to award credits and degrees. A new report is published from UK Higher Ed Academy, this one focusing on flexible pedagogies for Technology Enhanced Learning. You can download the 23 page report written by Neil Gordon from the University of Hull, UK here.
Understanding Skill Based Learning for Business
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 One significant way that training and learning organizations can play an active role in contributing to the bottom line of any organization is by aligning their objectives to the immediate business objectives.
2 day online seminar (fee): explore opportunities for data & analytics #data
SEPTEMBER 16, 2016
When looking at the full summit program you will see that the organizers provide a nice balance between technology, usability and theoretical frameworks on the subject. The eLearning Guild is organizing a two day online seminar on 21 - 22 September 2016 on the opportunities for data and analytics within the eLearning industry. The standard rate is 395 $, but there are discounts available (e.g. academics, non-profits, government: 35% discount). There is a considerable amount of buzz in our industry surrounding data. People are grappling with making sense of it all.
FutureLearn: pedagogical & mLearning MOOC platform - the approach
FEBRUARY 28, 2013
For all of you out there wanting to push your government into setting up a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) platform gathering knowledge from all your national universities, take a look at the approach of UK’s open university on planning a MOOC platform, it looks very promising. At age 10 I could understand and speak basic English thanks to them (Dutch being my mother tongue). So will it work?
Serendipitous, #informal learning through some ages
AUGUST 4, 2014
Although the Grand Tour only provided the possibility to learn, a lot depended on the person on whether or not and particularly what they would learn. Informal learning has been an important self-constructing force throughout the ages. At present it gains interest with the increase of online learning options (eg. Chances are he would be a prolific Internet surfer and producer. thrilling!
My eBook on MOOC and how to set up #MOOC yourself
APRIL 18, 2013
In the book I am looking at different MOOC options (cMOOC, xMOOC), fitting it in with the best online learning practices of eLearning, offering design and learning options, looking at pedagogies and some certification options, and providing suggestions to embed mLearning and social media options to improve training via MOOCs. To provide a background on MOOCs, the history of MOOCs is covered.
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.
Free online multimedia book on persuasive #presentations
JANUARY 8, 2014
She provides simple and more difficult suggestions to engage with any audience you might encounter. This is just a wonderful book. It also fits with my aim to lift my presentation skills to the next level. love an audience, I love discussions, so I want to make sure to reach out and touch (why does Diana Ross immediately come to mind?). The book is called Resonate and can be found here.
MOOC completion and drop-out rates
FEBRUARY 27, 2013
There are many reasons for this (she researches for non-US institute, while looking at US xMOOCs so outside the universities providing the courses, privacy issues, platform difficulties,). For insight in the drop-out rates can provide angles for improvement, increased retention. Yesterday Katy Jordan casually send me her blog (Katy is a fellow PhD'r sitting only 7 feet away from me!).
Free book increasing access through #mlearning
DECEMBER 3, 2013
Part III provides examples of how mobile learning can be used in a variety of settings, including schools, higher education institutions, the workplace and the field, and a variety of contexts, from formal programmes to just-in-time learning. What to expect: Part I describes considerations for, and approaches to, designing mobile learning materials. 125 Panagiotis Zervas and Demetrios G.
New conference formats in Experience track of #emoocs2015 share
MAY 21, 2015
Resulting in the end with 25 questions coming from the audience, providing real dialogues to take place in the room itself, a real treat. With the #eMOOCs2015 conference coming to a finish, it is time for me as the experience track chair to look back and think about what happened, how, and the feeling it gave me and possibly others as well. All of that happened. How did it go? it felt good.
Microlearning Whitepaper: Small Bites, Big Impact
been providing lukewarm results for years. techniques and solutions that provide more impactful methods for improving employee. But microlearning offers far more than that: • It adapts to the pace of today’s business and meets the needs of your modern learners, providing learning in short bites that are fast and easy to absorb. Aside from providing access over the.
Free #mobile research papers from #mLearn Qatar
OCTOBER 31, 2013
With their research they provide a possible solution to work around bilingual students (in this case African languages) and how this can be used to increase learning overall by allowing students to support themselves and use multilingual communication through mobile devices, and at the same time allow teachers to create solutions for the bilingual challenges. So, got reading.
Future of #mLearning inspiring ideas @dave_parsons
FEBRUARY 21, 2014
Because David is such an expert, his paper also spans decades of mobile learning knowledge and evolutions, which provides new insights in how the history of mLearning has (or has not) evolved. One of the major potentials of learning technologies is that they enable us to provide access to learning experiences that were previously too expensive, complex,dangerous or specialised to provide.
Can the #MOOC format respond to the educational challenges #altc2013?
SEPTEMBER 10, 2013
Additionally, the risk of providing content for the masses, is that identities get lost and that only the societal, predominant identity is represented in both the texts, as in the visual material of the course content. It is also the time to provide alternatives to the more power duplicating MOOC that are sometimes rolled out. For a full time schedule, look here. 87-88). Hogue, R.,
#nanodegree #badges #lifelong learning thoughts
JUNE 18, 2014
And although other MOOC providers, such as Coursera do have similar tracks (i.e. But then again open badges can be provided for free, and tailored to any need or vision. And, if the jobs are provided by profit, then they are part of a chosen, institutionalized societal pattern, which always risks increasing those digital divides that already exist in that society.
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?
Join the #eMOOCs2015 call for contributions and let's meet
NOVEMBER 28, 2014
Therefore MOOC experts are encouraged to submit a written publication (via the conference management system, easychair ) and in case of acceptation also an additional 5-minute-video focusing on the main content and including questions addressing the provided topic. twitter chat will be organized for each video, starting from the questions provided by the expert.
Free pdf eBook: theory & practice of #online teaching and learning
APRIL 28, 2015
They also give you a sense of what sort of preparation and maintenance work goes into designing and teaching an online course, and provide some useful time-saving tips. Routledge offers a free (pdf) eBook on the subject of " the theory and practice of online teaching and learning: a guide for academic professionals ". It is an eBook comprising 60 pages of useful eLearning information.
Free #OER trend report with #MOOC and innovative learning foci
MARCH 28, 2013
The OER Trend Report for 2013 provides an extensive survey and explanation of these developments, primarily from the perspective of experts. It thus provides a balanced picture of the opportunities and possibilities of OER but also of the objections to them. The English report can be found and downloaded here and consists of 112 pages of great up to date OER information.
A free book on changing #education in challenging settings #ICT4D
JUNE 30, 2015
It combines mobile learning, literacy, From the forword: "The book aims to provide an overview of the design and implementation of an Information and Communication Technology for rural education development initiative in a resource constrained environment. This transformation can only be successfully done where technology is earned and not just given away or provided free of charge.".
Workbook: Gamification and Your Enterprise Learning Strategy
The purpose of this guide is to provide you with the information and tools you need to. Provide a step-by-step work-plan to show you how to integrate gamification into. Game-based learning is often used as a one- time event to provide insights and instruction in a formal learning setting, either online or. Most games provide. Introduction.3 What is Gamification? system.
A low-cost pay-as-you-attend educational model for education
APRIL 12, 2013
Low cost pay-as-you-attend courses paid via mobile banking are tested in African regions and those projects look promising (based on the article provided). It offers economic planning based on knowledge needs (well, still I think education should be open to all, but any solution providing more access to education is very much welcomed). mobile options).
part1 notes from #xApi workshop #LearningAnalytics
APRIL 4, 2014
In the past I wrote posts on the xAPI (first one in 2011 launching brainstorm , an update on the project in 2012 , and one where the project is getting up to speed in 2013 ) which is in continued development and seems promising for learner analytics, especially the mobile options. The project started at the centre of ADL, and you can find many resources at the Experience API (xAPI) page here.
Hopes for #Google #MOOC partnership with #EdX
SEPTEMBER 20, 2013
Google was also one of the earlier MOOC providers, with its wonderful and experimental (yet very useful) Power Searching with Google course: [link] What I really appreciate with Google''s vision is the effort to make things open. Great teachers know how to connect with their learners prior knowledge, provide them with collaborative zest, and move their learners to the next level of insights.
Flipped #eMOOCs2015 conference videos via EdX course
MAY 4, 2015
This activity will be organized as a barcamp: a participatory workshop event where content will be provided by participants. The eMOOCs2015 conference will be starting in two weeks, and as a pre-conference treat videos and discussions on 10 top papers are presented in a real EdX MOOC format. Can we apply this educational innovation to scientific conferences by flipping the conference room?
Leaving performance reviews behind: Where to start [Guide]
We provide both. GIVING FEEDBACK: I provide constructive. properly, managers provide a concrete and comprehensive. The following models provide guidance on how to both set. Sure, we have provided a model above. How can you provide the systematic process. to provide the system and environment. to provide coaching and accountability to. sprints.
#PhD qualitative versus quantitative #research: trials and tribulations
SEPTEMBER 23, 2014
Granted, xAPI provides some self-reported informal learning diaries. This of course provides a solid rationale for my research: getting a blueprint of how people learn in an online teaching environment. Why did not I simply stick to quantitative data, the beauty of numbers in simple, straight forward formulas ?!! That scream of despair kept me awake at night for weeks.