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Creative Commons Use in For-Profit Company eLearning?

Tony Karrer

And, since Open Content comes in under the Creative Commons license structure. Actually, I’m curious if Open Content ever is not Creative Commons? In any case, to understand the use of Open Content, it’s important to understand Creative Commons licensing. Creative Commons Licensing Terms Creative Commons licensing terms. Most of the OCW content appears to come under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0

Mind technology

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Can technology help us to think more clearly? The tools I use are a kind of mind technology, a means of extending my cognitive capabilities, enhancing my thinking, memory and recall. Some might say that I am over-reliant upon technology.

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Emergence of the Performance Catalyst

Tom Spiglanin

A lot of these changes were brought about by the evolution of technology, but there’s also been a substantial change in the nature of jobs and, more recently, the changing nature of work itself. An even smaller number will evolve into the role of Performance Catalyst.

Emergence of the Performance Catalyst

Tom Spiglanin

A lot of these changes were brought about by the evolution of technology, but there’s also been a substantial change in the nature of jobs and, more recently, the changing nature of work itself. An even smaller number will evolve into the role of Performance Catalyst.

The hidden audience effect

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It must have been a very long day for the kids, but they performed very well, and were very entertaining and raised a few laughs too. In effect, S'cool Radio is taking a similar approach to Dave Mitchell's Quadblogging concept but developing it in another direction.

What students need

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Although grades matter, more important still is the feedback students receive on their work and performance, and the interventions that teachers can make to support those they see struggling.

The State of Instructional Design

Tom Spiglanin

Because technology and the ways that workers learn continue to evolve, what works well today may not work at all in five years’ time. Perhaps it’s tempting to blame the design process for failing to produce effective solutions, but I would disagree.

What teachers need

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Recent research carried out by C3 Education and RM Education with a sample of 575 teachers across England revealed that technology effectiveness was uppermost in teacher perception (Connor, 2019). RM's Integris platform clearly performs these roles in combination.

Python's got legs!

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Actually, if you're a teacher who's interested in anything to do with critical thinking, creativity or logical reasoning you should definitely be interested. At each stage, students can check the viability of their coding by clicking on a self-checking tool 'Assess Your Performance' icon.

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MOOCs In Workplace Learning – Part 2: Designing a MOOC


The technological affordances of social and mobile add to the ability to provide an ecosystem of continuous and pervasive learning. Coping with content and lots of information is a part of seamless learning because the capacity to do so affects effective learning.”.

Makeshift reality

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Flight simulators can be programmed to present just about any challenge (emergencies are a particular speciality) to the pilots and their performances are analysed and feedback given at the end of each simulation.

Is the Training You’re Providing the Training Your Employees Want?

Your Training Edge

Instead, find ways to more effectively engage your audience by delivering the right training to the right employees at the right time. For example, provide performance support resources online so that people can access the resources they need at the moment they need them.

Connected pedagogy: Social networks

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Photo by Steve Wheeler In a previous post I outlined some of the metrics around the use of digital media, technologies and social networks. I wrote that: "The age of social technologies has radically transformed the way we live our lives, and that includes how we learn and teach.

Our digital future 11: AI enhanced course design

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However, replacing some aspects of what teachers do is both effective and inevitable. "AI The future of education, in all sectors, will be a marriage of convenience between teachers and technology.

Imagined futures 5: Robot teachers

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Good, effective teachers are intuitive, empathetic and responsive to the needs of their students. They get to know their charges well, finding creative ways to help them to learn optimally, engaging them with methods and activities designed to draw out the best performances.

12 tips for great speaking

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You'll also need to be convincing if you want to put your arguments across effectively. Use your entire body to perform your presentation - hand movements and facial expressions can convey a lot of meaning. Pause for dramatic effect if required.

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Fade away

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I firmly believe that if we are to reform education we need the help of technology. Technology in itself is not enough to solve all of the problems inherent in education, but in concert with new pedagogies, visionary educators, and strong leadership, change can, and does happen.

6 interactive whiteboard tips

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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.

I Believe in the Many Emerging Roles for Learning and Development Professionals

Tom Spiglanin

There were organizational accountabilities and performance expectations. That compelling reason is technology, specifically the Internet, facile access to it, and the pace at which it continues to grow. The pace of technological change kept increasing.

New Year Resolutions for Learning and Development

Tom Spiglanin

Every year brings new hope to do things better, more successfully, and more effectively. How are external factors, such as technology and the economy, changing the way business is done? All too frequently the response to a performance need is a course.

Individual Motivational Profile – For all to use and needing your help

Learning Cafe

The dominant, behaviourist model goes like this: phase 1: define the behaviour you want; phase 2: pull levers (a training course; an incentive program; a road show; a performance-management system) to get the behavioural change you want; then. Effective Learning

How to Maximize Collaboration in Instructional Design


As instructional designers create eLearning courses, they must perform a variety of jobs to deliver the final product, including (but not limited to): Project Management. Technology and Collaboration – The Keys to Success. Image by Michael Arrighi via Flickr Creative Commons License.

I Believe that Learning is Inherently Social

Tom Spiglanin

We may follow a manual to effect a repair we’ve never attempted before. Learning by experience can be quite effective. ” But while effective, it isn’t terribly efficient on its own. Learning alone may be effective, but very inefficient.

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E-Learning 101: Straightforward Answers to Fundamental Questions

ATD Learning Technologies

Some LMSs offer advanced features that support performance management and social learning opportunities. Common MOOC platforms include: Coursera. Augmented reality takes a view of a real environment and augments it with additional information or effects. What is Creative Commons?

Video for assessment

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When it comes to supporting a student''s progress, showing them what they can do to improve, or perform better is the key. Finally, above is a video by Rebecca Smallshaw which examines the Pygmalion and Golem effects (self fulfilling prophecy theory.

Our digital future 4: Pervasive computing

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In my slides (which as I write have topped 110,000 views on SlideShare) I mention the four trends that have been recognised in educational technology in the last 30 years. Pervasive technology is constantly connected, always available and ubiquitous.

How complex is learning?

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One of the most important questions for educators in this century is whether technology can offer a transformational influence for learning. But do these methods and technologies actually live up to the promise? It will also depend on your views on the place of technology in education.

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Choose your words carefully

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Clarke was not championing technology, but rather identifying the need for teachers to reach beyond instructional and didactic methods into deeper engagement with their students. He then proceeded to make some comparisons with humans replacing technology.

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I Believe in the Erosion of Hierarchies

Tom Spiglanin

In the last several articles , we focused on aspects of the changing workplace and also discussed behaviors that those of us in the learning and development (L&D) role can adopt to help improve our effectiveness.

Design for life

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It can also be present in the design of the objects you use to perform the skill. How it can be applied in education As Norman suggests, when information to perform a task is present within the design of an object, the need to learn it is reduced.

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I Believe in the Inverse Relationship Between Experience and the Value of Formal Learning

Tom Spiglanin

As a Learning and Development (L&D) professional and strategist, I think about choices for addressing performance needs in the workplace. At others, it’s performance support, coaching and mentoring, or possibly connecting one employee with others.

All just a click away?

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Nicholas Carr is another critic of the Internet and its effect on learning. Others are more positive about the effects and influence of digital technology on learning. by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0

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It’s Happening…

Tom Spiglanin

I interpreted their collective comments as reflecting the need for substantial change, but that the function would likely continue to exist in some form, or devolve and then reemerge with a different purpose, focusing on removing workplace barriers and directly facilitating improved performance.

Could AI really spell disaster?

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Joking apart, we need to acknowledge that we are increasingly reliant on technology to conduct our every day lives. Right at that point in time I found myself really hating technology. He argues that computers could effectively put an end to mankind. Could AI spell disaster?

Gold mines

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A similar effect is seen in the 100 Word Challenge , and in other similar school related blog projects. Before any of these tools can be used effectively however, two things need to happen. And secondly, schools need to stop blocking these services so teachers can use them effectively.