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Open Source LMSs Facts and Insight

eLearning 24-7

One of the areas that always gain interest and usage are open source systems, that is to say, free open source code (some are not), to which any organization, company, educational setting, government and so forth can build their own system (often noted as home-grown) and do what they wish with it.

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Open Source eLearning Network Event

eFront

On July 12 th , 2013 in Birmingham, England, the eLearning Network will be holding a day of practical case studies, sharing experiences and debate which will cover how you should procure the technologies to support learning in your organization. There will also be a number of experienced speakers and panel members present who will discuss topics such as: An introduction to open source elearning tools, Open Source LMS – Wouldya?

10 resources I enjoyed in February 2013

Jane Hart

Although I tweet links to interesting resources as I find them, and collate them in my 2013 Reading List , the important thing for me about curation is also taking some time to analyse what I’ve found to try and make sense of it all, and consider how it adds to my own thinking and practice. So here is my selection from February 2013. Here are a couple of snippets from two others I found useful reading: Working from home , Nigel Paine, 27 February 2013.

MOOCs: Building Personal Learning Networks

Your Training Edge

For the past year or so, massive open online courses (MOOCs) have been busy upending all kinds of assumptions about education: content is king, quality education is expensive, and instructor-led training is the gold standard, to name just a few. One major change that MOOCs have greatly contributed to is the gaining recognition of learning as a primarily social activity, where the networks created are just as important (if not more important) as the content learned.

Make the Most of ASAE Annual 2013 Conference: An Interview with Jay Daughtry of Chatterbachs

Association eLearning

Sarah Lugo: What is your networking secret weapon for ASAE Annual 2013? They’re more open to meeting in person. SL: I always feel torn about what events to attend because there are so many great overlapping sessions, networking events, award ceremonies, etc. They’re really well done and are a great way to network in a more relaxed setting. JD: The expo hall is open on two days for a total of seven hours. Smarter Uses for Social Media - June 6, 2013.

Open Badges: What it is and Why it Matters

LearnDash

To help accomplish this, the Mozilla Open Badges initiative was born. I could write a few sentences about Open Badges, but I believe the description on their website sums it up perfectly: Get recognition for learning that happens anywhere. With the Open Badges API, users can earn their points and badges across multiple domains, but take their record of achievement with them wherever they go. The concept behind Open Badges just makes sense, and it’s pretty timely.

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Register now for ScreencastCamp 2013!

TechSmith Camtasia

Mark your calendars for our third ScreencastCamp on August 2 – 4, 2013 ! ” ScreencastCamp is a gathering of screencasters and visual communication aficionados wanting to network, learn, and collaborate on the art of screencasting. It’s created the first day by the attendees in an open learning environment. The post Register now for ScreencastCamp 2013! Mark your calendars for our third ScreencastCamp on August 2 – 4, 2013!

ScreencastCamp 2013 Session Content

TechSmith Camtasia

ScreencastCamp is where screencasters from all over the country gather to network, learn, and collaborate to grow as screencasters. The event boosts learning with an open environment. The post ScreencastCamp 2013 Session Content appeared first on TechSmith Blogs. What is ScreencastCamp? For those who are wondering, “What the heck is a ScreencastCamp?”

Top 11 Disruptive E-Learning Technologies For 2013

Learnnovators

In the e-learning scenario, Big Data is the data produced by learners interacting with the learning content and collected through Learning Management Systems (LMS), Content Management Systems (CMS) and other media, including social networks via which the learners interact with our learning programs. In addition, it offers lot more features opening up the door to a whole lot of possibilities that make learning professionals excited.

New MOOC Environments: Distributed Open Collaborative Courses

Your Training Edge

Massive open online courses (MOOCs) have lately been moving in different directions. This reworking has given rise to a variety of new MOOC-like courses, including big open online courses (BOOCs), synchronous massive online courses (SMOCs), and small private online courses (SPOCs). One of the more interesting models to emerge is the distributed open collaborative course, aka the DOCC. Copyright 2013 Bryant Nielson.

The best elearning reads of 2013

eFront

YouTube another MOOP (Massive Open Online Pedagogy) Learning will not be televised, it will be digitised , Donald Clark. It’s the end of an era – enter the knowledgeable networker , John Kotter, Forbes. Make your employees more productive , HBR BLog Network. Six Classes Your Employer Wishes You Could Take , HBR Blog Network. The Top 10 Workplace Trends Of 2013, Dan Schawbel , Forbes.

ISTE 2013 Presenter Profiles: Brian Bennett

TechSmith Camtasia

We’re SO excited for ISTE 2013 ! He fully flipped his chemistry classes beginning in 2009, and has worked as a teacher and as a current Board Member of the Flipped Learning Network to push discussion forward. Flipped Learning opened up opportunities to really know and work with students. The post ISTE 2013 Presenter Profiles: Brian Bennett appeared first on TechSmith Blogs. For Educators edtech Education educational technology ISTE ISTE 2013

MOOC Network

Moodle Journal

? Following on from my experience of Mooc''s that I blogged on recently, I was more than pleased to discover that the college had been approach to join the QAA MOOC Network and even better that I was invited to be our representative, needless to say an offer that I agreed to with enthusiasm. A Policymaker''s Guide to Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCS) MOOCs: Massive Open Online Courses.

eLearning Conferences 2013

Tony Karrer

link] December 3-14, 2012 Open Content Licensing for Educators (#OCL4Ed), organized by the OER Foundation, offered online. link] December 4-6, 2012 International Symposium on Open, Distance, and e-Learning (ISODEL), Bali, Indonesia. link] December 10-11, 2012 Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) Fall Meeting, Washington, DC, USA. link] December 12-14, 2012 Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems (MOBIQUITOUS): Computing, Networking and Services, 9 th , annual, Beijing, China.

TOP 11 DISRUPTIVE E-LEARNING TECHNOLOGIES FOR 2013

Learnnovators

In the e-learning scenario, Big Data is the data produced by learners interacting with the learning content and collected through Learning Management Systems (LMS), Content Management Systems (CMS) and other media, including social networks via which the learners interact with our learning programs. In addition, it offers lot more features opening up the door to a whole lot of possibilities that make learning professionals excited.

How We Use Social Media for Informal Learning

Bottom-Line Performance

For every sales pitch you hear about social learning, for every shiny social network logo you see out there on the web, you should be looking for real use cases and story of social media being used in a real world setting… with tangible benefit to an organization. It’s hard to remember to participate: When companies encourage participation on an internal or external social network, they sometimes forget to provide a regular reminder to participate.

5 MOOC Building Platforms

LearnDash

Open MOOC: I find the name of this one to be rather redundant, considering MOOCs is an acronym that contains the word “open” … but jokes aside, it’s a good option for setting up your MOOC offering. Some downsides are that it does require some technical skills to get going, and it doesn’t allow for integration of social networks. One major downside: it’s only for universities in the “Universia network”.

3 Modern LMS Trends

LearnDash

The more popular trends to hit the scene in recent years include: Social Networks & Gamification. Gamification in conjunction with social network integration has become a common scene in the LMS market. Modern learning management systems are now making this easier than ever before by pre-configuring compatibility with the most popular social networks today, some are even being built upon the social network itself! Open-Source Code.

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mLearnCon 2013 Opens in San Jose by Bill Brandon

Learning Solutions Magazine

Almost 1000 participants came to San Jose to add to their skills and knowledge in mobile learning and to network with their colleagues at this year''s mLearnCon Mobile Learning Conference & Expo. Find out some of the highlights from the conference''s opening day here. Mobile Learning Professional Development

Mostly good and room for improvement. Feedback from 2013 Sydney UnConference

Learning Cafe

Quality of Discussion and Facilitators (4.47)– UnConference aims for substance over style to open up new windows of thinking by experienced facilitators. Open Session (4.05) – The feedback for the open session had the highest standard deviation or least agreement (0.73). Open session allows anyone to speak up and injects the “un” in the UnConference. Open session will stay but the format is likely to be improved.

7 big opportunities that MOOCs offer corporates

E-Learning Provocateur

Hot on the heels of my 5 benefits of open badges for corporates , I now present my 7 big opportunities that MOOCs offer corporates. While I realise massive open online courses are not a panacea, I believe they have much to offer learners and learning professionals alike. Networking. Regular readers of my blog will know that I’m quite the MOOC fan.

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MOOCs: Where We’ve Been, Where We Are, and Where We’re Headed

Your Training Edge

Massive open online courses (MOOCs) have rocked the world of education probably faster than any other innovation in history. The theory behind this initial MOOC viewed knowledge as distributed and education as a process of building personal learning networks. Consequently, the course was based on open educational resources and peer learning. In the spring of 2012, both Coursera and Udacity opened their virtual doors, with edX following a few months later.

Social networking & the workplace

eFront

I’d like challenge a few misconceptions: Enterprises consider social media only in terms of their potential as a marketing tool: It’s obvious that social networking outlets such as Twitter and Facebook are channels through which enterprises can deliver information and engage customers with an unprecedented level of creativity and reach.

Using MOOCs in Corporate Training Programs

Your Training Edge

They are also developing several technical courses as part of a Career Development Program, and in summer 2013 they expect to launch “Microsoft Excel for Beginners,” “Management and Information Processing,” and “Relational Database Applications.” Instructure’s Canvas Network is an open-source LMS used by many schools and institutions. Copyright 2013 Bryant Nielson.

MOOC Analytics: What Corporate Training Can Learn from Big Data

Your Training Edge

MOOCs (massive open online courses) are currently redesigning the educational and training landscape. In January 2013, the Harvard Business Review blog called “the advent of massively open online classes…the single most important technological development of the millennium so far.” Copyright 2013 Bryant Nielson. What parts of your training program are the most effective? The least effective? When are your employees really engaged and when are they daydreaming?

Less Formal Training; More Informal Social Learning

Bottom-Line Performance

Here is Trend 6: Twitter chats, Twitter lists, massive open online courses (MOOCs), YouTube channels and blogs devoted to highly specific topics, resources such as Lynda.com, CodeAcademy, etc. are all examples of resources that enable people to build highly customized “personal learning networks” for themselves. This is an excerpt from Sharon Boller’s newest white paper, Learning Trends, Technologies and Opportunities.

Mostly good and room for improvement. Feedback from 2013 Sydney UnConference

Learning Cafe

Quality of Discussion and Facilitators (4.47)– UnConference aims for substance over style to open up new windows of thinking by experienced facilitators. Open Session (4.05) – The feedback for the open session had the highest standard deviation or least agreement (0.73). Open session allows anyone to speak up and injects the “un” in the UnConference. Open session will stay but the format is likely to be improved.

10 hot tips for moocers

E-Learning Provocateur

So if you actually want to learn something rather than skate through each subject, it’s up to you to do your prescribed readings, seek more from blogs and journals to enhance your understanding, reach out to your network to ask questions and gather feedback, and generally drive your own education. Having said that, remain open to new ideas that foster other lines of inquiry. Now that I have participated in a mooc, I am naturally qualified to dispense expert advice about them.

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Facilitators: Make Your Virtual Training Stick

Bottom-Line Performance

Set up an internal social network (a basic Yammer setup is free) and encourage participants to log in and discuss during your webinar. It’s hosted by CIASTD and open to the public. For many organizations, virtual training and virtual facilitation have become the de facto answer to most performance challenges. But just because something is done frequently does not mean it is done well.

Online Training: What's Up With MOOCs?

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

This week I want to focus on Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). A MOOC, at its root form, is open to the public and costs nothing. Then you share your thoughts on the material through blogs and social networks. by AJ George  A few weeks ago I talked about online training and posed the question: How big is too big? If any training method is too big, certainly it would have to be the one with "Massive" right there in its name, right? Well, maybe not.

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Spring 2013 Chief Learning Officer Symposium Opens Today

CLO Magazine

Austin, Texas, March 18, 2013 — Yum! Brands CEO David Novak Discusses Developing Global Leaders During Opening Keynote The Spring 2013 Chief Learning Officer Symposium kicked off today, with a clear message about the strategic advantages of a strong leadership development program. opened the proceedings with a keynote presentation titled “Taking People With You: The Only Way to Make Big Things Happen.”

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Training and Education for Millennials through Gamification

Your Training Edge

The MTV Network utilized gamification as part of the 2012 presidential election coverage. While more and more organizations are becoming open to the idea of gamification, for some late adopters it may be too late to save some millennial employees that have gotten fed up with current training initiatives and left because of it. Copyright 2013 Bryant Nielson.

Adobe Captivate: Export and Share Audio and Images

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

 First, I opened the Captivate Library ( Window > Library ). Had the developer shared my network, I could have easily exported the file to a shared folder on a network drive and saved the email step.  by Kevin Siegel      If you're a Captivate developer working with non-Captivate developers, you may be asked to share some of your project assets so those assets can be used in other applications.

How to Sell Your Elearning Courses for Profit [PART 1]

LearnDash

The simple test is to just do an open Google search on your keyword (i.e. Other things to consider during this process include: Do you have a network in this field that you can leverage? One of the most attractive concepts for any instructional designer is the ability to sell their elearning courses over and over again. The same technology that makes learning more accessible is the same that can be leveraged to distribute learning to a wider audience.

How to MOOC: Social Media in the Corporate Classroom, Part 2

Your Training Edge

So you are ready to design your own massive open online course (MOOC) and you want to incorporate social media. At a minimum, most MOOCs today use discussion boards, blogs, and microblogs, and many have some kind of dedicated social network. Organizations need to decide whether to make their MOOCs truly open and host them publicly on the Internet or whether to restrict part or all of the courses to authorized users. Facebook, aka social networking.

Do you know what networks are working for you?

Mark Oehlert

What is the ACTUAL reach of your organizational network? Now in no way do I mean that companies should have access to employee accounts in a username/password way - I do think it''s only smart for a company to know what networks (size and shape) are represented in it''s employee pool. . I don''t know about having some internal-viewable Klout score (this would be different than having an internal Klout score related to an internal network).but