Across the chasm

Moodle Journal

Whether you are selling products or ideas it makes some thought provoking predictions with regard to the adoption of new technology. The end of this term will mark the completion of phase one for our Moodle rollout and staff numbers are currently just over 100. I always had a concern, borne out of experience I must add, that the numbers just would not materialise to make the second and third phases a going proposition.

Leveraging Technology

Clark Quinn

Technology is supposed to support our goals, and, when well-written, it does. For instance, while I love Keynote, I haven’t been able to adopt Pages because it hasn’t had industrial-strength outlining. Um, people, this is why we have technology: to support us in working smarter, not to go to a last-century (or worse) manual process. These instructions are essentially unchanged since 2005, when I wrote my first tome! (Ok,

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Back to the Future

The Learning Circuits

To quote a friend of mine, "This is professional suicide.” The new (now old in PC years) learning and knowledge transfer methods that the Snake Oil post listed are still not being discussed or widely adopted.

The Number 2

The Learning Circuits

The best, using the latest interactive learning technology like simulations, hit the 25% "I Can Do" mark. The remaining 80% is the " I Adopt & Adapt " level. An Observation I've been hearing a lot lately about ". learning from our mistakes". Natural disasters. Personal mishaps.

Summary of Original Snake Oil Post

The Learning Circuits

At the same LMS/LCMS's were being adopted by company after company as the backbone of renewed investments in learning. Adkins concluded with a statement saying that the technology vendors were not doomed to, if they move to the new tools like Simulations and workflow learning.

Confessions of an e-learning dropout

The Learning Circuits

Having spent so much time with a broadly international crowd of people who spend very little, if any, of theirs speculating about the future of technology for training has allowed me to take some distance and possibly see a few things with more focus.

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Slow Adoption: The Fall of e-Learning Programs

Vignettes Learning

Slow Adoption: The Fall of e-Learning Programs 2. Slow Adoption: The Fall of e-Learning Programs Slow adoption of e-learning technology is one of the major reasons why e-learning programs fail. Various factors cause this adoption lag. For more people to adopt e-learning, the relative advantage of this new method over traditional means must be highlighted. Another cause of slow adoption is the perceived complexity of the technology.

“We’ve Always Done It This Way” and Technology-Enabled Learning

Your Training Edge

Here, we take a step back to tackle a more fundamental objection—the objection to using technology at all. Our entire training program is based on face-to-face interaction, and I don’t think learning technologies can offer us much of an advantage.

Software as Service: What are the Four Pillars for Elearning?

The Learning Circuits

Rangaswami is recognized as a leader, early adopter and advance thinker in enterprise information technology. As I get ready for the new year and a new job, I find myself with more time for deep thinking. I've stumbled on to a really interesting framework for thinking about enterprise elearning. Phil Wainewright of ZDnet wrote about a recent presentation by JP Rangaswami, CIO at top global investment bank Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein (DrKW).

Online Learning in Higher Education

The Learning Circuits

In addition to some very interesting data in their review of the current state of online learning, the authors put forward four variables that their research indicates are key in the adoption of technology for online learning by faculty members: levels of interaction in their online courses (more is better) technical support a positive experience in learning and developing their online course the discipline area that they teach Higher Ed folks, does this research ring true for you?

The Heart of Successful Digital Adoption is Empathy


Digital adoption is usually looked at from a technological standpoint. Because the benefits of digital banking tech seem so obviously beneficial, there’s a risk of falling into the “build it and they will come” approach to digital adoption. —

Knowledge and Learning In The News - 5/7/2005

Big Dog, Little Dog

Crossing the Chasm and the Technology Adoption Life Cycle Where Were You When You Realized the World Is Flat? Distance education is a discipline that subsumes the knowledge and practice of pedagogy, of psychology and sociology, of economics and business, of production and technology Issues in e-Learning. The survey ranks 30 challenges according to how practitioners perceive their importance in effectively embedding eLearning within their organisations.

Future Trends in e-Learning

Vignettes Learning

Learning & Training: The Year Ahead Jan 5, 2005 By: Ron Zamir LTI Magazine The changing learner and the quality of training According to the Municipal Research & Services Center in Seattle, "For the first time in history, there will be four generations in the work force. According to the "ASTD 2004 State of the Industry Report," technology-delivered learning has increased each year since 1999.

4 Reasons Companies Should Adopt Mobile Learning…Are You Missing the Boat?

SHIFT eLearning

With the amount of mobile devices exceeding 7 billion (the world’s current population), mobile technology has provided companies with the opportunity to reach employees in new and striking ways. However, mLearning goes beyond simply using technology to deliver content to mobile devices; it is about knowing how to successfully operate across new and ever changing contexts and learning spaces. There is no question about it: now is the time to embrace mobile learning.

Top 100 Learning Game Resources

Upside Learning

using the technology of today, in the classroom today. Adopting Digital Game-based Learning: Why and How- Upside Learning Blog, March 26, 2009. 24 Questions about computer games and education- The Learning Circuits Blog, August 8, 2005.

Top 100 Learning Game Resources

Upside Learning

using the technology of today, in the classroom today. Adopting Digital Game-based Learning: Why and How- Upside Learning Blog, March 26, 2009. 24 Questions about computer games and education- The Learning Circuits Blog, August 8, 2005.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Big Basket of Stuff which even amnesiacs can remember games.students get connected and wikis get adopted.

Mark Oehlert

which even amnesiacs can remember games.students get connected and wikis get adopted. Tetris Effect ) Special Reports 10 Emerging Technologies 2008 (Technology Review): includes Offline Web applications , Connectomics , and reality mining. " The Top 10 Free Educational Video Games (John Rice) Game programming tools (Tony Forster ) 21 days of Wiki Adoption (Stewart Mader) Wikis at Work: Benefits and Practices by Jeanne C.

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How Social Networks Can Harness the Power of Weak Ties | Social.

Dashe & Thomson

A lot of the Social Media Mavens , however, are really ranting, not about the technology, but about the human dynamics related to social networking.

Constructivism And Behaviorism In Designing Online Learning Programs - Technology meets Education

The student does not work independently on the environment but on the contrary, the behavior is controlled by environmental factors, thus not having the control of the learning or the time it takes to achieve it (Technology in Education, n.d). Technology in Education. 2005).

The survival of Higher Education (4): 5 key objectives

Learning with e's

We start with the will technology help to shape the future of Higher Education? It is increasingly apparent that learning technology and digital communication will play a key role in the shaping of future higher education. 2005).

6 interactive whiteboard tips

Learning with e's

Photo by David Goehring on Flickr In my last post, entitled Cinderella Technology , I wrote about the tremendous potential of interactive whiteboards (IWBs) and highlighted some of the reasons why it often fails to be realised in school classrooms. 2005) Winning hearts and minds.

A Network of Experts: From Content Curation to Insight Curation

CLO Magazine

Yet, evidence suggests that teams containing or connected to experts always outperform even the best and brightest of individual experts, particularly when enabled with software or technology. What’s Needed From the Next Generation of HR Technology.

Promoting change in schools

Learning with e's

In yesterday's blogpost I discussed the problems of change management in schools and suggested that the biggest barrier to the successful adoption of new technologies lies in the minds of teachers. It is no wonder that some teachers feel threatened by technology. (pp

Five things

Learning with e's

It is increasingly apparent that learning technology and digital communication will play a key role in the shaping of future higher education. For digital technologies to become as successful in education as ‘paper and pencil’, I believe that five strategies will need to be put into place: 1.

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5 Ways to Engage Users in a MOOC course

Your Training Edge

Adopting an ever popular MOOC is almost equal to zero level strategy if you are unable to engage the largest stakeholders involved in it i.e. the learners. Experts have observed a number of engagement approaches adopted by the teachers in different MOOCs, webinars and discussion forums.

Centralizing content and building xAPI Profiles at iFest

Rustici Software

We have been working with government entities since 2005, so it’s no surprise that we were at NTSA’s ADL iFest 2019 conference. Growth in xAPI adoption.

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The ‘Digital Cascade of Learning’ vs Simulations

Your Training Edge

If I talk about few years back such as in 2005, the investment observed in technological advancement was about $52 million. Therefore, there is a commercial aspect to the changes in the market, with critical technological product development and innovations. Technology.

Why 65% Savings Isn’t Enough: Barriers to Organizational Change

Your Training Edge

However, despite the incredible potential for savings, many companies are still hesitant to adopt MOOCs. Let’s look at some common barriers to organizational change and how they might play a role in resistance to MOOC adoption.

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Interview with Terry Anderson

Learning with e's

Despite the promise of change in many of our distance education mission statements, like all institutions of formal education, we have trouble adapting and innovating in times of rapid social and technological change. 2005).

The grassroots of learning

E-Learning Provocateur

In A Thousand Plateaus: Capitalism and Schizophrenia , Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari adopt the rhizome as a metaphor for the spread of culture throughout society. Along with some colleagues we started meeting regularly online for live interactive webcasts starting in 2005 at Edtechtalk.

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From Surface to In-Depth Learning


Marton and Säljö found that the adoption of in-depth learning strategies was associated with higher levels of success among learners. Synthesis inspired by Marton and Säljö, 1976; Rhem, 1995; Wolfs, 1998; Cossette and Larue 2005; Biggs, 2007; Larue and Hrimech, 2009).

Part 1: The Shift From Push to Pull Learning

CLO Magazine

Businesses and employees haven’t always been eager to adopt pull learning technologies. When pest control and exterminator service Orkin first introduced its video on-demand learning module in 2005, employees were intrigued but skeptical, said Greg Baumann, vice president of training and technical services for Rollins Inc., E-learning courseware company Skillsoft experienced a similar situation when it first invested in pull types of learning technology.

The Strengths of Microlearning Today


The first conference focused on microlearning was held in Austria in 2005. The same technology advances that may contribute to shorter attention spans and more complex work lives have accelerated the adoption of microlearning as a recognized best practice in the workforce learning playbook. A Microsoft report showed that the human attention span has shrunk from twelve seconds in 2000 to eight seconds in 2013 to one second, which is shorter than the average goldfish.

New ideas in a digital age

Learning with e's

Before the digital age, we had mass media to do the job - TV, radio and newspapers and prior to that, more primitive technologies were employed to spread news. This model is a useful explanatory framework not only for ideas, but also for new technologies.

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SMBs and Social Learning Technologies

Janet Clarey

Where we are today: Primary forms of social learning technologies used in corporations today appear to be e-mail, live online learning (Web conferencing), threaded discussion, and collaborative content development. Organizations are just beginning to use social media technologies and few are using the social learning technologies available in their LMSs. Tagging/Bookmarking - described how they worked; relatively low adoption but may increase as more LMSs include.