Stats Review from 2008

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I’ve been blogging for just over 2 years now; my first posts were on December 26, 2008. I’m still quite pleased with the growth I saw in 2008 over my first year of blogging. 2008: 61062. time more views in 2008. 2008: 121. 2008: 223 , in September.

Firewall Problems and Solutions

Clark Quinn

I would love to hear back from people on this as I received a question around firewall problems and solutions that I've not heard as much in the past couple of years. Anything else, especially ActiveX or Java is likely going to be a big problem. If so, how do they avoid problems with firewalls and other security systems designed to strip out potentially malicious code? Do Flash players cause any problems with firewalls?

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Learnlets » TechKnowledge 2008 kickoff

Clark Quinn

Summer 2008: Learning in 3D Class

Kapp Notes

Matt and I have teamed up at several conferences as co-presenters (see ASTD TechKnowledge 2008, Lots of Fun and Second Life Training Presentation for more details on our presentations) so it was great to team up with him again.

Firewall Problems and Solutions

Tony Karrer

I would love to hear back from people on this as I received a question around firewall problems and solutions that I've not heard as much in the past couple of years. Anything else, especially ActiveX or Java is likely going to be a big problem. If so, how do they avoid problems with firewalls and other security systems designed to strip out potentially malicious code? Do Flash players cause any problems with firewalls?

ASTD's Big Question for December 2008: New Learning

Kapp Notes

The ASTD Big question this month is What did you learn about learning in 2008? The powerful little computer literally has dozens and dozens of games that teach every thing from Spanish to French to Problem-Solving and even how to cook.

Remember Story Problems? Let's Animate Them!

Kapp Notes

Remember those algebra or physics story problems.if a train left the station traveling 70 mph at 1:00 pm on route to the next station 3.4 miles away, what time would the train arrive at the next station?

Experiencing E-Learning » Daily Bookmarks 02/28/2008

Experiencing eLearning

Problem-Based Learning in 3D Environment

Kapp Notes

Today I am presenting on the topic of Designing Problem-Based Learning Environments in a 3D On Line Virtual World at the 19th International Conference on Teaching and Learning. And I am receiving an Award for Innovative Excellence in Teaching,Learning and Technology (I was nominated by Bloomsburg University for the award, I am honored.) More impotantly, here is the MSIT Second Life Wiki which ontains the paper for the conference and a ton of useful resources.

E-Learning with Emotional Impact

Experiencing eLearning

If participants use a less effective verbal skill, the student responses are still clearly upset, sometimes even escalating the problem further.

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E-Learning 2.0 Research

Experiencing eLearning

Generally, no one–that’s part of the problem. These are my liveblogged notes from the eLearning Guild’s webinar on their e-Learning 2.0 research report. The report is available to any paid members of the guild, or to free (Associate) members who have taken the report.

A Quick Look at Your 10 Most Popular Posts for 2008

Rapid eLearning

What happened to 2008? Some Quick Thoughts About 2008. In fact, some of my best material and blog topics come from interacting with blog readers and trying to solve problems. …And Now for the Top 10 posts for 2008. It just flew by.

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DevLearn 2008 - Day 2 Recap

eLearning Weekly

Here’s a summary of my notes from the keynote: We can solve nearly all problems with pictures. Whoever best describes the problem is the one most likely to solve it. Any problem can be broken down into six pieces: Who/what (Draw using a portrait). Start with ‘Me’ and ‘My problem’ Need to sketch something on your PC? I kicked off Day 2 at DevLearn by facilitating a Breakfast Byte session on DevLearn Live! which is the collection of Web 2.0

Daily Bookmarks 08/09/2008

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NCTE’s literacies for the 21st century, including technology, problem-solving, information literacy, multimedia, and ethics. The NCTE Definition of 21st-Century Literacies. tags: 21stcenturyskills , informationliteracy , ethics , problemsolving , education , multimedia

Daily Bookmarks 03/19/2008

Experiencing eLearning

Analysis of Problem-Solving-Based Online Asynchronous Discussion Pattern (PDF). Research on using online discussions for student problem solving. The study found that problem solving discussions were more helpful for students than typical single topic discussions, but instructors can use strategies to guide discussion and encourage more depth tags: asynchronous , discussion , e-learning , problemsolving , research.

Daily Bookmarks 06/26/2008

Experiencing eLearning

“The major advantage of this learning model is that one of its key design goals is to encourage students to bring multiple perspectives to questions/cases/problems/issues and projects as part of their learning. This approach to learning views diversity as a strength to be exploited rather than a problem to be solved.&#. TeacherTube - KCofino Virtual Preso NECC 2008. JALN: Does one size fit all? Exploring Asynchronous learning in a multicultural environment.

TCC08: What can Educators Learn from Online Religious Communities?

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This is another liveblogged post from the TCC 2008 conference. Technical problems. Presented by Scot Headley, Amy Dee, Sue Phillips, Tricia Meyer, Jeanette Eggert. Doctoral students at George Fox University. Based on seminar where doctoral students created online community projects. Used a wiki for the course –most content went through the wiki, not through Moodle.

One Keyboard and Mouse, Two Computers

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I especially had problems when I was also using a wireless mouse, but that mouse drove me crazy all the time anyway. In response to my post about liveblogging an online conference , Stephen Downes asked about my workflow using Synergy. In this post, I explain some of the technical information about how Synergy works and the few minor issues I’ve had; in my next post, I’ll explain my workflow with Synergy.

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Daily Bookmarks 06/22/2008

Experiencing eLearning

According to the teachers, the games were effective teaching and learning tools because they (a) were experiential in nature, (b) offered an alternative way of teaching and learning, (c) gave the students reasons to learn mathematics to solve the game problems and progress in the games, (d) addressed students’ mathematics phobias and (e) increased time on task Donald Clark Plan B: Immersive games beats classroom in maths.

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Daily Bookmarks 06/06/2008

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The game “lets students engage in real issues and real problems,&# O’Connor said. It will allow them to “step into the shoes of a judge, a legislator, an executive — teach them how to think through and analyze problems, take action and voice opinions to their elected. Wisconsin Electronic Reader. Online collection of primary sources related to Wisconsin’s history.

Daily Bookmarks 09/11/2008

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Maybe this is part of my problem as I’m trying to figure out the “right way&# or “best practices&# for applying connectivism to what I do. Learning Visions: Instructional Designers with ID Degrees? Survey Results… Cammy Bean has updated her ID degrees survey results. It’s up to 34% of IDs having an advanced degree in instructional design–higher than it was the last time she reported, but still clearly a minority.

Learning 2.0 Strategy

Clark Quinn

Find tactical, simple, solutions that can be applied to the particular problem. Over the past two years, I've worked with start-ups and corporations around the world who are grappling a bit with the impact of Web 2.0 on learning. One of the more interesting aspects of this is that I've really changed and refined what I advise both audiences in terms of their learning 2.0 strategy. But, here's what I see in terms of a CLO perspective. Seven Key Aspects of Learning 2.0 Strategy 1.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Essential Reading for Instructional Design?

Learning Visions

Friday, February 15, 2008 Essential Reading for Instructional Design? There's Allison Rossett's First Things Fast , a new edition this year, to help identify the problem. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff.

Will Richardson Interview of Clay Shirky

Experiencing eLearning

A: A few problems. How do we make the case to schools and parents that we’re going to have to deal with some of the problems in order to get the gains? Coordination of problems–find others struggling with the same issues. Go online to find others who have kids who are having problems with a particular issue I was very fortunate this morning to see that Will Richardson had rescheduled his live interview with Clay Shirky on U-Stream.

Wikis for Improving Productivity

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They used to keep contact info for vendors in Outlook, but had problems keeping consistent across multiple contact cards. Wiki solves the problem of creating one central location with easy access. Problem : Industry has high turnover rate, plus experienced loan officers don’t want to take time to mentor newbies b/c they work on commission only. Solution : Detailed how to pages for common problems (like accessing outlook from home).

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Daily Bookmarks 04/23/2008

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Solving real problems, of importance to others, within existing constraints - is what most work is about. 5min - Find the best how to, instructional and DIY videos – Life Videopedia. Video tutorials in 5 minutes or less on a variety of topics. Not a lot of formal education topics here–it’s more DIY content. tags: howto , video , tutorials. Harold Jarche » Is Johnny Bunko Right? Annotated.

TCC08: Second Life: Teaching Tips from the Virtual Frontier

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Have to be flexible when working with technology (considering the problems with slides for this presentation, that is very true). The changes teach you to be more tolerant and accepting of change and problems. Presented by Cynthia M. Calongne, Colorado Technical University. OK, I admit that I’m not really expecting to be able to apply anything in Second Life for my current job.

Dysfunctional Teams

Clark Quinn

Biggest problem on teams. Leader must be willing to confront tough problems. At the ASTD keynote by Patrick Lencioni - Five Dysfunctions of a Team. Quick search and I found some good notes on different web sites so I don't have to type so much. Here's a good one. He used an interesting thing in order to get questions - gave free copies of his book to people with questions. He got a lot of questions right away - not sure it works all that well with an audience of 5,000.

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Daily Bookmarks 05/03/2008

Experiencing eLearning

The problem with traditional résumé interviewing is it’s so one-dimensional and it’s so easy to paint yourself as something. Dave's Whiteboard » Blog Archive » Think and do? Dave Ferguson explains at the end of this post his “three links out&# idea. You read a post on one of your regular blogs, then click a link (1). From there, click another link (2). From that place, click a third link (3).

Comment Challenge Catch-Up

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Social Networking as LMS: Problems and Opportunities. I’m slowly catching up on the comment challenge. I’d planned to do a bit more over the weekend. My husband and I went to the bookstore after lunch Saturday, then spent the rest of the afternoon in bed reading. I have to say, I thoroughly enjoyed the time offline. Day 13: Write a Blog Post Using Comments. Although the Telecommute Instructional Design Jobs.

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Atmosphere for Commenting

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Nope, not a problem. Rather than posting for every day of the 31 Day Comment Challenge , I’m summarizing multiple tasks into one post as I did for tasks 2 through 8. Tasks 9 through 12 all seem to be about the atmosphere for commenting on your blog, so I’m combining these into one post. Day 9: Should We Be Commenting on Blogs? I think if the goal of the blog is learning, then yes, we should be commenting on blogs and allowing comments on our own.

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TCC08: Wikis and Blogs and Tags: Oh Why?

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Wikis make it very clear who did what–always a problem with group work for grading. Presenters: Alice Bedard-Voorhees, Colorado Mountain College, Glenwood Springs, Colorado, USA. Lisa Cheney-Steen, Colorado Community College System, Denver, Colorado, USA. Starting with an intro to Web 2.0. New tools pop up all the time. Why not just use the features in your LMS? Information or Presentation. Social Connection. Collaboration. Categories overlap & aren’t clean distinctions.

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TCC08 Keynote: Social Networking, the “Third Place,� and the Evolution of Communication

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Larry said that virtual worlds have been very helpful for autistic individuals–can help to have different sensory experience than the ones that may cause problems in physical relationships. Liveblogged during the keynote presentation by Larry Johnson, Chief Executive Officer, New Media Consortium ( NMC ). My comments in italics.

First Experience with Usability Testing

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Part of the problem was just not having the actual site completed when I was writing the directions; we hadn’t made all the layout and design decisions when I started writing. One Of These Buttons Will Get Me. Out Of Here from cayusa’s photostream. As part of our LMS selection process, we’re conducting some small-scale usability testing.

Rethinking Learning Styles

Clark Quinn

I’ve pointed out the problems with learning styles in the past, but I want to rethink them with you, as we took quite a positive out of them in a unique way. The problem is, those are so context-dependent that you could be an introvert in the classroom, and an extrovert in the lunchroom.