Ounces matter: Mashing up business travel and minimalist camping

Janet Clarey

It rolls up into one of its own pockets and is about the size of a pack of cards. You’ll feel like a magician when pulling this out in public and packing it up. In 2015, I traveled roughly ten weeks for work and went on some solo backpacking camping trips for pleasure and sanity. Backpacking alone was new to me and it really turned me on to minimalist camping where ounces matter.

LMS Industry Mashup – Let’s Go Mobile

Inquisiq

Welcome to the latest LMS Industry Mashup. It is no longer cost effective or scalable to create separate content for each and every device out in the market. LMS Industry MashupMobile and responsive design is becoming a hot topic in the LMS and courseware development space. We’ve pulled together the top articles over the past couple weeks to get you started. Be on the lookout over the next couple months for our Ultimate Guide to Mobile Courseware Development.

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LMS Industry Mashup – Let’s Go Mobile

Inquisiq

Welcome to the latest LMS Industry Mashup. It is no longer cost effective or scalable to create separate content for each and every device out in the market. LMS Industry MashupMobile and responsive design is becoming a hot topic in the LMS and courseware development space. We’ve pulled together the top articles over the past couple weeks to get you started. Be on the lookout over the next couple months for our Ultimate Guide to Mobile Courseware Development.

APIs and Mashups r ur new ABCs for E-Learning

eLearning 24-7

An API (Application Program Interface) enables an interface from a piece of software to communicate with another piece of software (in its simplest form) or multiple pieces of software (called a mashup). Mashups. Search for restaurants in Google and Google Maps shows up with the various restaurants on the map. Social Media Solutions that have multiple APIs built in their system, basically they are a mashup in a sense. Mashups Possibilities.

Digital literacy 9: Broadcasting yourself

Learning with e's

and Edupunk movements - the do it yourself culture in which costly proprietary systems and tools are spurned in favour of haphazard, unbranded, informal mashups and loose aggregations of tools. Traditional publishers are having to sit up and take notice - particularly to the open access movement. YouTube social web Edupunk mashup digital literacyIn the last in the series on digital literacies , we explore how each of us can become our own broadcasters and publishers.

SumTotal vs. Moodle vs. Inquisiq: One Non-Profit’s Quest for the Best LMS

Inquisiq

This case study is meant to help you avoid a potentially costly mistake and hopefully make your LMS decision a little easier. After testing the two systems, the institute decided to go with the Inquisiq LMS – primarily because the courses that were developed in SumTotal did not work correctly in Moodle, but also because it became apparent that the setup costs, configuration costs, and administration costs of Moodle were sizable, despite it being an open source LMS.

SumTotal vs. Moodle vs. Inquisiq R3: One Non-Profit’s Quest for the Best New LMS

Inquisiq

This case study is meant to help you avoid a potentially costly mistake and hopefully make your LMS decision a little easier. After testing the two systems, the institute decided to go with the Inquisiq R3 LMS – primarily because the courses that were developed in SumTotal did not work correctly in Moodle, but also because it became apparent that the setup costs, configuration costs, and administration costs of Moodle were sizable, despite it being an open source LMS.

Online Training: What's Up With MOOCs?

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

I thought it might be useful to bring you a concise shakedown on what's up with all these MOOCs. A MOOC, at its root form, is open to the public and costs nothing. Some MOOCs are set up to steer students to paid follow-up courses to receive professional certificates: eCornell Offers a MOOC that Steers Students to a   Paid Follow-Up. by AJ George  A few weeks ago I talked about online training and posed the question: How big is too big?

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Using Data from Online Learning to Fuel Association Growth

Association eLearning

According to CIO.com , “The new cornucopia of public and private data is providing a new opportunity to mash up multiple big data sets to gain new insights beyond what a single big data set allows. 3) Data Costs. Debbie King of DSK Solutions developed an exercise to determine indirect and opportunity costs associated with wasting time on activities that do not add value to an association.

Why Your Organization Needs Collaborative Learning

NovoEd

In organizations with potentially thousands of employees on multiple continents, NovoEd’s collaborative learning can mean virtual instructor-led workshops, self-study sessions with articles and videos, peer feedback, group discussions, and a final project — all of it handled online on mobile, laptop or desktop devices instead of in costly, time-consuming in-person meetings or workshops. More Than One Way up the Mountain.

Why you should embrace open source

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Making your software ubiquitous through participation and low cost. Reducing support costs. Signing up partners and creating consortia. Perhaps the Learning Irregulars should host a mash-up of Education+Open Source. __. Innovation Happens Elsewhere: Open Source as Business Strategy by Ron Goldman and Richard Gabriel. Online, free , very good reading.

Social Network Analysis - Twitter - Social Media - Best Stuff from Last Week

Tony Karrer

WISE Pedagogy , April 29, 2009 eLearning mash-up follow-up: Articulate presenter and Flash 10 compatibility - Ignatia Webs , April 28, 2009 Twitter Chat - Adventures in Corporate Education , April 24, 2009 Steps for Designing a Virtual Learning World Experience - Kapp Notes , April 24, 2009 Top Other Items The following are the top other items based on social signals. Here is the best stuff from last week via eLearning Learning.

Vision 2016 - An Interview with Todd Kasenberg

Raptivity

More about Todd here: [link] Below are excerpts from the interview: What are some of the key eLearning trends that you think would surface, or pick up, in 2016? We’re excited about the possibilities of merging curation as a learning designer activity mashed up with the production of rich multimedia e-books that are, at best, learning program delivery tools, and at least job aids.

Future Platforms for eLearning

Tony Karrer

If you look at my picture of the range of tools: and consider some of Learning Trends then my current belief is that there is a drive towards using tools that are lower cost and that include the ability to insert higher power capabilities at particular points. This is somewhat like Authoring in eLearning 2.0 / Add-ins & Mash-ups and Typepad Widgets - A Sign of Things to Come in eLearning Authoring / Developement.

Top 11 Disruptive E-Learning Technologies For 2013

Learnnovators

APIs are useful for extending the data or functionalities of one application and create other applications or mashups. There are a number of highly popular mashups available on the Internet today, including ones that cater to learning and education. If you would like to take a closer look at other APIs and their associated mashups, check the following searchable API/mashup repositories: • ProgrammableWeb: [link]. • APIHub: [link].

When Traditional Classrooms Go Digital, Education Takes The Shape Of Blended Learning

ProProfs

Modern learning has become a perfect mashup of traditional and contemporary methods in recent times, courtesy of the digital revolution. But, it is the time to wake up. A survey made by Deloitte states that by the year 2025, millennials will make up 75% of the workforce. IBM has made an estimation that 40% of classroom training costs are spent on traveling and lodging. You might be surprised to learn that modern technology does not replace the traditional methods.

Knowledge and Learning In The News - 11/25/2006

Big Dog, Little Dog

Interested in learning how to develop mashups? There are a lot of different definitions of what a software mashup is (there are also other types of mashups, like music). There are all sorts of barriers thrown up against taking the innovative steps needed to meet challenges facing us, for example, staving off competition from lower cost economies. Web 2.0 happened while we were waiting for the Semantic Web - ZDNet. Web 3.0

2020 – The Year of the Hub

eLearning 24-7

And you can have multiple APIs too (again sub-connectors), the proper term is called a Mashup (two or more APIs, and honestly more common than having only one API). . Cost – Custom development cost is not cheap. Initially I was going to write about my forecasts for 2020.

Don't miss the train!

Learning with e's

I'm just about to hop on a train and make my way up to Milton Keynes for the first time, where tomorrow I'm an external examiner for one of the Open University 's PhD candidates. It's another one of those overprices IGI Global books I'm afraid, but ignoring the cost for a minute, I want to concentrate on the contents.

HRExaminer

Jay Cross

Cross mashes up his considerable experience in training, business consulting and web 2.0 Paperback copies cost $16; downloads are $10. I am pleased to note that I have been named a founding member of the Editorial Advisory Board of HRExaminer. Check out our weekly magazine for a brilliant take on talent management and HR. Here’s a self-serving article from HRExaminer – written before I joined the Advisory Board. Working Smarter.

Buzzword: Micro-learning

Xyleme

Catching up on what my Twitter network are sharing, whilst waiting for a train. Picking up a couple of recent blog posts or videos from my RSS reader whilst eating lunch. Looking up the best way to buy a rail ticket from the UK to Germany. It can even be used to structure other media, as long as the audio, video or other files have already been chunked up.

Disruptive change and the growing need for e-learning innovation

ENROLO

In these circumstances, there is a growing number of reasons why traditional education can’t keep up. It can be time-consuming and costly. Deloitte (2017) points out one pathway forward: “The good news is that an explosion of high-quality, free or low-cost content offers organizations and employees ready access to continuous learning. Today’s corporate leaders recognise that the pace of technological change is creating a major skills problem for their organizations.

Workscaping, part 3 of n

Jay Cross

A Bomar 4-function calculator cost $99, a sum that kept many of us from acquiring one.) Innovation is often the result of a mash-up of ideas, for example a rule of thumb from one discipline being applied in a new context. Sources of knowhow. My class at Harvard Business School has the distinction of being the last not allowed to bring portable calculators to exams. (A I got through by doing discounted cash now with a slide rule. Everyone has several calculators today.

Standard Options Apply

MakingBetter

If SCORM taught us anything, it was these two things: First, it taught us how to make real money in learning technology by formalizing how we commonly approach enterprise software; Second, it taught us how costly it is to not be mindful or deliberate about our choices, technical and political, at the specification and standards level. Consider Breaking Up the Spec Into Separate Standards Efforts. I personally lean on the side of breaking up the spec into three standards.

Free L&D webinars for July 2018

Limestone Learning

This webcast will clear up some of the confusion and provide a window into how coaching can help, and explore how to build an effective coaching culture in your organization. Monday, July 9, 2018, 10AM – 11AM PT: Manager Onboarding: 5 Ways to Set New Leaders Up for Success (Free for ATD members) The worst thing organizations can do is hire or promote the most technically competent person to management and not give them the tools for success. What about mash-ups?

Top 10 eLearning Predictions for 2010

Tony Karrer

One of the common reasons I hear from knowledge workers inside large organizations for not following the suggestions I provide is that the organization itself puts up barriers to working this way. Predictions #2 => Convergence Ramps Up Big Time The recent Morgan Stanley Mobile Internet Report that I discussed in Mobile Internet Apple Facebook is really labeled wrong. Essentially telling the CEO – we’ll produce more and better quality – but it’s not going to cost any more.

Commonly Used Training Evaluations Models: A Discussion with Dr. Will Thalheimer

Convergence Training

Convergence Training: I’m sure people will be like sponging that up. And last year, I thought I would capture maybe 15 to 20 of these, but I came up with 54. But anyway, when we think about data and analysis, you know, we need to collect data that’s accurate, valid, relevant, highly predictive of what we care about, what’s important, that’s also cost-effective. They’re all mashed together. And then level two learning is mashed up.

Learning Design: The Great, The Good and The Good Enough

Wonderful Brain

I have watched from the trenches and sidelines as classes of learning professionals are now being divided —again by technology into two camps; those who know how learning should be constructed and craft it and those who can manufacture, at time and cost savings, the actual product. Unfortunately, there is too much complexity and uniqueness in learning to allow for excellence when this mashup becomes the status quo. This could be a story about buggy whips.

TOP 11 DISRUPTIVE E-LEARNING TECHNOLOGIES FOR 2013

Learnnovators

APIs are useful for extending the data or functionalities of one application and create other applications or mashups. There are a number of highly popular mashups available on the Internet today, including ones that cater to learning and education. If you would like to take a closer look at other APIs and their associated mashups, check the following searchable API/mashup repositories: • ProgrammableWeb: [link]. Video production has become easy and cost effective.

eLearning Predictions Further Thoughts

Tony Karrer

AT=pb&SP=MC&rID=58772167&rKey=9ac6286700094e6f Thought I’d do a quick post with some random follow-up thoughts: Skim Long Posts I asked at the start of the online session how many people had read my post that basically was very similar content. People end up staying home to be able to attend virtual events. Fast and Okay Rather Than Slow and Good One of the predictions I made was that we would be creating more, lower cost learning solutions.

How Learning Management System Helps Startups Grow Fast

ProProfs

Such a situation calls for a complete mashup of work and responsibilities, especially if there is less number of employees but each involved in more than one task rather multiple tasks at the same time. Second, up to 74% of LMS owners are using their platforms to sell their training to customers, potential employees and the like. Once you’re set up, maintaining is then a simple process.

Mirror Neurons, Virtual training, Crowds, Misunderstanding, Long Tail, & Copyright

Big Dog, Little Dog

37 billion - US and UK businesses count the cost of employee misunderstanding - Cognisco. UK and US employees are costing. Approximately two thirds of the total cost of misunderstanding reported by. Other costs incurred include regulatory. Your Mashup Is Probably Legal - Slashdot. The Mirror Neuron Revolution: Explaining What Makes Humans Social - Scientific American. Mirror Neurons collapse the distinction between seeing and doing.

The push toward content curation

Litmos

Another is to set up feeds that are triggered by particular topics of interest. He also touts mashups , where two things are juxtaposed creating new meanings. Just as you may purchase access to a suite of curated content that meets your needs on a cost-effective basis, so too you might have a valuable asset. The skill sets of Learning & Development (L&D) are shifting.

Decembers BIG QUESTION! Part III

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

But the biggest surprise to many of the big players will be the introduction of new startups with extremely POWERFUL webservices and OPEN APIs at a FRACTION of the cost of the big boys. (I Efforts like SLOODLE which mashes up MOODLE and Secondlife are only the beginning. Grassroots Powerplay : The user-generated content movement will pick up steam in 2007. What are your predictions for 2007?

Top 15 Learning Management Systems mid-year 2014

eLearning 24-7

If you are seeking a system that is a mash-up of useful business tools with a strong LMS, than this is a system to examine. Their ideal market honestly is education, but they as many other VLPs have realized that corporate is a delicacy that cannot be passed up. Mentor includes native apps for iOS and Android, performance tools, on/off synch and analytics are super savers in this solution, but the issue I have is that it costs extra. I love to travel.

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