The future of MOOCs

E-Learning Provocateur

Sure, the pedagogy may not be perfect, but the alternative is much worse. Content providers will wag the long tail. MOOCs get a bad rap. Dismissed as prescriptive, or teacher-centric, or unsocial, or something else, it’s like a badge of honour to espouse why you dislike MOOCs. Despite their pedagogical flaws, however, MOOCs provide unprecedented access to quality content for millions of learners.

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How to deliver mobile training to millennials and Gen Z

Coassemble

With Twitter, you can create training specific hashtags that your team can search for (just make sure to create long-tailed tags so they don’t get jumbled with anything else).

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Death of Magazines - Broader Deeper Coverage

Tony Karrer

In Disruptive Changes in Learning , I point to how the long tail of learning is addressed through alternative sources. How do you pursue opportunity in the long tail Rick Nigol posted and reminded me of a post by Donald Clark - Training magaZZZZZZZZZZines. Both are lamenting about the fact that picking up any publication tends to cover roughly the same ground over and over.

The future of MOOCs

E-Learning Provocateur

Sure, the pedagogy may not be perfect, but the alternative is much worse. Content providers will wag the long tail. MOOCs get a bad rap. Dismissed as prescriptive, or teacher-centric, or unsocial, or something else, it’s like a badge of honour to espouse why you dislike MOOCs. Despite their pedagogical flaws, however, MOOCs provide unprecedented access to quality content for millions of learners.

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Social media: Prevention is better than cure

E-Learning Provocateur

It’s also the long tail of boring, low profile gripes that fester unanswered. Go a step further and create an alternative channel in which your customers can voice a complaint. My previous article, Social media: It’s not about the technology! focused on the internal use of social media by employees to import and share knowledge inside the organisation.

Trends in Learning

Tony Karrer

In Long Live , I discuss how we are not talking about eliminating instructor-led, but that organizations are looking at alternatives. The whole problem is Long Tail Learning. Someone was just asking me about the big trends in learning and the implications of those trends on corporate learning and development. I initially said - "Look at my blog," but when I looked, I realized it might be a bit harder than I thought to pull out the central themes.

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Top 10 eLearning Predictions for 2010

Tony Karrer

Yet, there will be lots of eLearning solutions aiming at these alternative platforms. Organizations will need you to shift a it towards Corporate Learning Long Tail and Attention Crisis and Long Tail Learning - Size and Shape. If you want to optimize total learner hours, then you make long courses aimed at lots of employees. As long as there’s a spirit of openness to alternative solutions then we can collectively help the organization move forward.

Thinking, Instructional Design, PWLE, Manufacturing, & Google

Big Dog, Little Dog

Another web idea dismantled by Keen is the concept of the "long tail" - the slow but gradual accumulation of sales by niche products such as books that could never have commanded shelf space in shops but can wait for buyers to find them on Amazon. Distributed Manufacturing is an alternative to the mass manufacture and assembly line of Fordism. Thinking is so over - Times Online.

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Business of Learning

Tony Karrer

I personally would bet against training as publisher of formal learning in the long-term. Incremental changes, e.g., going from face-to-face in a classroom to virtual classroom or courseware, likely are not going to be sufficient in the long run. This is a very strange time. While increasing amount of concept work and the pace of change puts a premium on learning, the business of learning faces an incredibly difficult time.

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How to Build an Internet Company Teaching English to Spanish Speakers Online with Marcus Carter

LifterLMS

Cut a long story short, met my wife and the rest is history as far as living in Spain is concerned. I don’t really pronounce the N or the T, is just that long A that I use that a native speaker will understand and say that I cannot play tennis.

Mastering Multimedia with Matt Medeiros

LifterLMS

But that Drift conference wasn’t long after that, I think. ” There’s this mass democratization that’s been happening for a long time but it’s really coming into focus. What you covered took too long.” Matt: So, again, long-winded answer.

Long Live?

Tony Karrer

Just got through reading - Long Live Instructor-Led Learning - by Saul Carliner, who is a person I know, like and respect. He had me scratching my head about Long Live what? Long Live – is actually an important issue being raised through this discussion that I'll get to below… Let me start with the fact that Saul and his article made no attempt to directly engage with any of the "bloggers" who he so quickly lumps together and dismisses. Long Live? Long Live what?

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Marketing Technology Landscape Supergraphic (2017)

Your Training Edge

The above long tail spreading is motivating because it shows a design that we commonly see in open digital platforms: some huge hits and a vast stretch of niche contributions. There is also an alternative method to platformizingmartech which are developed as well. Also we all seen that platformization will gradually reform the “long tail” approach to the market technology.