Emergent thinker?

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Image from Emergent Thinker website Apparently I'm an emergent thinker. But 'emergent thinkers' is the title of the website used to promote a recent interview I did with Felicity Healey-Benson. The onslaught of digital change and disruption alone is enough to make your hair curl, but we discuss more than this in a text based dialogue that encompasses curriculum, inspiration, creativity, communication and the future of learning. Emergent thinker?

Emergence of the Performance Catalyst

Tom Spiglanin

New tools emerged, social platforms exploded onto the scene, and mobile technologies changed where, when, and how workplace learning occurs. What has actually emerged over the last several decades is an L&D career path from single-approach practitioner to multiple approach practitioner to Performance Catalyst. Formal learning needs might also be best met by some combination of emergent technologies and approaches.

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Emergence of the Performance Catalyst

Tom Spiglanin

New tools emerged, social platforms exploded onto the scene, and mobile technologies changed where, when, and how workplace learning occurs. What has actually emerged over the last several decades is an L&D career path from single-approach practitioner to multiple approach practitioner to Performance Catalyst. Formal learning needs might also be best met by some combination of emergent technologies and approaches.

New and emerging technologies

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The video below is the result of that interview, in which I answer questions such as: what emerging technology trends have the greatest potential for learning? What tips you you have for people wanting to invest in emerging technology? Video and image courtesy of Sponge UK New and emerging technologies by Steve Wheeler was written in Plymouth, England and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0

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

Tom Spiglanin

One of the more practical and immediately applicable articles I’ve read on the the topic is Jane Hart ‘s, “ Emerging new roles for learning and performance professionals.” This work by Tom Spiglanin is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 This work by Tom Spiglanin is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0

Is sharing caring? #OpenBlog19

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Photo by Krzyboy2o on Wikimedia Commons This is a post for #OpenBlog19. I attended an event in Utrecht, in the Netherlands way back in 2007, at around the time that social media was emerging as a serious learning technology. The event was called 'Show that you Share' and focused on tools such as Creative Commons , personal learning environments and mobile phones as a means of creating, sharing and repurposing content, knowledge and artefacts for education.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Emerging Technologies in e-Learning

Learning Visions

Thursday, June 28, 2007 Emerging Technologies in e-Learning I sat in on a lunchtime WebEx presentation with Gary Woodill -- Director, Research and Analysis, Brandon Hall Research. The topic: Emerging Technologies in e-Learning. Emerging" = kinds of e-learning that are just starting to show up -- in labs, new company offerings. Gary has worked on three "Emerging e-Learning" reports Emerging E-Learning Technologies: Have looked at 52 emerging technologies.

Movements for change

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What is Creative Commons and how does it work? How do movements for change emerge and gain impetus? Tags: creative commons Alistair Creelman OER The learning technology landscape is changing and many questions are being asked. Why should teachers give away their resources, and why should they share their hard work with other teachers? What is open scholarship and what does it have to offer me?

Digital literacy 8: Repurposing content

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Most of my recent slide presentations are freely available on this Slideshare site , and I publish them under a Creative Commons license that allows others to download and use them either as complete slideshows, or to select individual slides that can be inserted into their own slideshows. Copyleft and Creative Commons are just two of the initiatives that have emerged in recent years. slideshare creative commons copyleft repurpose mashup digital literacy

Dialogue, debate and destinations

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I was challenged by delegates at Solstice to elaborate on the legal and ethical issues of Creative Commons and other Copyleft approaches. Creative Commons, I explained, is a means of circumventing Internet Copyright constraints. As each table came to grips with the Cultural, Cognitive, Constructive, Communicative, Confidence, Creative, Critical and Civic aspects of using technology to learn, we were then asked to choose two and develop a learning activity around them.

Learning futures

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My presentation was entitled ''Learning Futures: Emerging technologies, pedagogies and contexts'', where I explored some of the potential of new technologies to disrupt our current educational practices. Learning Futures: Emerging technologies, pedagogies, and contexts from Steve Wheeler Photos by Steve Wheeler Learning futures by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0

L&D Role in the Changing Workplace

Tom Spiglanin

At one point, we also reviewed Jane Hart ‘s graphic, Emerging Roles for Learning and Performance Professionals for inspiration. This work by Tom Spiglanin is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 This work by Tom Spiglanin is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0

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Ten Things I Believe About Workplace Learning

Tom Spiglanin

The many emerging roles for Learning and Development professionals. This work by Tom Spiglanin is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 This work by Tom Spiglanin is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 For nearly three years, I’ve been exploring social learning, informal learning, and the changing workplace.

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Digital literacies online

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I believe that unless we develop appropriate digital literacies, we will be less able to exploit the power and unlock the potential of new and emerging technologies in education.

Transforming online learning experiences

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During the Second World War , which was far from normal, a number of radical developments in medicine, science and technology rapidly emerged. In 'normal times' transformation is often slow, usually driven by technology.

Digital identity

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Digital identity by Steve Wheeler was written in Plymouth, England and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0

The Work-Life Balance Myth

Tom Spiglanin

The previous decade had been marked by the emergence of phrases like, “faster, better, cheaper,” and “doing more with less,” spurred by an influx of technology and other services that also stimulated longer working hours. Today, however, it’s much more common for technologies, especially Internet-based, to find widespread use outside traditional organizations and only slowly make their way inside.

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The EDEN interviews: Manjula Srinivas

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Sitting down with her after her keynote at the summer EDEN conference in Jonkoping, Sweden, we discussed a number of issues around diversity and inclusion, the use of technology in education, games based learning, peer learning and emerging learner-led pedagogies. Here's the video interview: The EDEN interviews: Manjula Srinivas by Steve Wheeler was written in Plymouth, England and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0

“Good Enough” in Learning and Development

Tom Spiglanin

In the context of the effort expended to train employees once they’re in the workplace, a different view emerges by charting overall employee learning against effort. This work by [link] is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 This work by [link] is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0

I Believe in the Erosion of Hierarchies

Tom Spiglanin

The hierarchy is commonly represented with the org chart, a two-dimensional block diagram showing the authoritative wiring of the organization. It’s relatively easy to understand the hierarchy of an organization, most commonly represented in the form of an org chart. Whether a workgroup consists of individuals with common expertise or have widely dissimilar backgrounds, its members have many interests.

Communities and connections

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Before this, I presented some of my thinking around new theories and emerging pedagogies that leverage to power and potential of networked technologies, and spoke about the personal devices students use and how they might be incorporated into every day teaching and learning. I also mentioned some of the emerging tools and technologies that are just becoming available, and speculated on how these might influence changes in pedagogy in the coming years. Photo by Airina Volungevi?ien?

Future technologies: What lies ahead

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In this session I cover a range of new and emerging technologies such as voice controlled interfaces and gestural computing, the Internet of Things (pervasive computing), wearable technologies and artificial intelligence and speculate on what their impact might be on workbased learning. In January I presented a session on 'What's hot and what's not in learning and development' for Learning Technologies in London.

What do online educators need?

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Distance education in all its forms has been used for more than a century in education, leveraging the potential of each new technology as it emerges. by Steve Wheeler was written in Plymouth, England and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Photo by Steinar Engeland on unsplash In yesterday's post I wrote about how teachers are beginning to use online forms of education to enhance and extend the reach of schools.

Networked pedagogy

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New theories for the networked, digital age, emerging cultures of learning and a hyper-connected and networked society. The future of education and the potential impact of new and emerging technologies. Image by Calvinius on Wikimedia Commons Networked pedagogy by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0

Blimey, it's #blimage!

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In conversations recently with members of my PLN including Amy Burvall (USA @amyburvall) and Simon Ensor (France @sensor63) another method began to emerge. It's a very creative way to encourage teachers to think about their practice, and get them writing about these thoughts. It's OK - the photo is mine and it's licensed under Creative Commons so you can use it with attribution. I'm always looking for new ideas to promote blogging for teachers.

Makeshift reality

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I remember capturing several hours of footage of a large scale emergency simulation which was used for future training purposes. Several hundred emergency staff, including ambulance and paramedic crews, the fire and rescue service and the police force were invited to take part during their off duty time, along with dozens of members of the Casualty Union (a group of volunteers who pretend to be injured, complete with fake fractures and blood).

The State of Instructional Design

Tom Spiglanin

Ultimately, however, a design must emerge, and it seems the design space has become so complex that many don’t understand or appreciate all the options available today. This work by [link] is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 This work by [link] is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0

The tribal web

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The tribes and clans I have identified, it could be argued, are emerging as a direct result of their sustained interaction with, and through, social technologies. When observed in its entirety however, the trails of evidence emerging on the Web can readily support the notion of the virtual clan. It should also be acknowledged that clans tend to emerge within tribes as cutural definitions and user generation of digital artefacts become more pronounced.

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Game changers

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Over 600 people attended from more than 75 countries, and over several days, they explored a range of ideas around new approaches to education, new and emerging technologies and of course professional and personal development. Game changers by Steve Wheeler was written in Plymouth, England and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0

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How can we engage online learners?

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As online education evolved, it quickly became clear that new forms of content needed to be developed, and new forms of pedagogy needed to be devised to support the new ways of learning that were emerging. Discussion groups and forums, hyperlinked content, videos, audio in the form of podcasts, and ultimately, user generated content emerged as important forms of online activity.

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Lockdown learning

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And that's a tribute not only to essential front-line staff such as health professionals, utility workers and emergency personnel. Some of the stories of how teachers have achieved and sustained this are herculean, and others will emerge when the dust finally settles.

Learning and the Changing Workplace – Part 3

Tom Spiglanin

I’d recommend these as a starting point: Emerging new roles for learning and performance professionals. This work by Tom Spiglanin is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 This work by Tom Spiglanin is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0

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Exploring medical technologies

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Indeed, my top three all-time cited academic publications are: Wikis, blogs and podcasts : A new generation of web-based tools for virtual collaborative clinical practice and education (2006) The emerging Web 2.0

What’s in a Letter? Thoughts on Dropping the E from E-Learning

Mindflash

In the meantime, many developments in the tech world have taken place, and new terms describing learning and learning environments have emerged (i.e. ” Image used under Creative Commons by Flickr user rachaelvoorhees. Instructional designer Melissa Venable posed an interesting question this week on OnlineCollege.org that any training professional ought to consider: Should we drop the “ e ” from “ e-learning ”? It’s more than a question of semantics.

3 ways to cope with bullying

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Although it was a very bad time for her, she has emerged a much stronger person. Photo by Charamelody on Flickr 3 ways to cope with bullying by Steve Wheeler was written in Liberec, Czech Republic and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 I don't know about you, but I was bullied at school. I remember how horrible it felt to be excluded, disliked, in fear of violence every play time.

The art of Twitter

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When the Internet and e-mail was first emerging as a major communication tool set, several people proposed an Internet ettiquette, or 'Netiquette', which involved guidelines such as using UPPER CASE letters only if you were shouting. Other devices for communication emerged such as emoticons, sideways smileys that were used to attempt to overcome the reduced social cues of text only talking.

Being there

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It's a common psychological phenomenon to feel that although you are separated by distance, the technology actually mediates your connection with someone else. Feelings of intimacy, or warmth, or common understanding through technology all fall under the category of social presence.

Opening up #learning: Google in the exam room

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In a recent BBC TV interview , the head of the examination and qualifications organisation OCR , Mark Dawe, argued that exams and other testing should change to accommodate the new ways of learning that are emerging. Photo by Alejandro Caicedo on Wikimedia Commons Opening up learning: Google in the exam room by Steve Wheeler was written in Plymouth, England is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0

Top 15 Websites to Get Free Stock Images

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Ready to Get Creative With Stock Photography? Some stock images have no copyright restrictions or are licensed under Creative Commons Zero, (CC0 license) which means they become available through a public domain and they are free to use and download.

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Instagram, WhatsApp and Learning

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Learning is essentially a social activity, where people scaffold and extend each other’s knowledge gain [ 54 ], but in recent years, new theories have emerged to explain distributed forms of learning that have been made possible through mobile technology and social media. Digital forms of scaffolding emerge where learners access new knowledge using personal devices [ 55 ]. Another emerging theory relates to the increasing mutability of knowledge in the digital age.