The power-law distribution (and you)

eFront

names that refer to its different aspects and characteristics: power law, long tail, 80/20 rule, the Pareto principle, etc. If the characteristic power law curve emerges as a result, then you know that 20% of your ads bring in 80% of your students ? Another interesting corollary of power law distributions is the so called “long tail” This is the long end of the distribution where the numerous items that have smaller frequencies reside.

The future of MOOCs

E-Learning Provocateur

Conversely, some of the smaller, younger institutions will emerge from the shadows as the world sees how good they really are. Over time, an increasing number of narrow, specific topics that link to corporate competencies will emerge. Content providers will wag the long tail. An xcMOOC hybrid will emerge as the third variant. MOOCs get a bad rap.

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Learning Power Laws

Tony Karrer

Great post by Dion Hinchcliffe - Twenty-two power laws of the emerging social economy where he discusses what Steve Balmer calls “the new normal”. Several of them I regularly talk about: Amara’s Law ( backstory ) states that " we tend to overestimate the effect of a technology in the short run and underestimate the effect in the long run. This is a common theme in my posts: Long Tail Learning - Size and Shape and Corporate Learning Long Tail and Attention Crisis.

The future of MOOCs

E-Learning Provocateur

Conversely, some of the smaller, younger institutions will emerge from the shadows as the world sees how good they really are. Over time, an increasing number of narrow, specific topics that link to corporate competencies will emerge. Content providers will wag the long tail. An xcMOOC hybrid will emerge as the third variant. MOOCs get a bad rap.

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2.0 and Interesting Times

Tony Karrer

Definition (via Andrew McAfee ): the use of emergent social software platforms within companies, or between companies and their partners or customers HR & Org Implication: Enterprise 2.0 Thus, we must look to provide value in the long tail of learning. Interesting post by Dan Pontefract where he provides definitions of some different "2.0" definitions and the HR & Organizational impacts. It's worth taking a look at some of these: Enterprise 2.0

eLearning Startup Opportunities

Tony Karrer

Technology's Impact on Learning and Education is Greatly Underestimated We tend to overestimate the effect of a technology in the short run and underestimate the effect in the long run. Niches There are also a ton of smaller startups emerging that essentially focus on niche topics. It can be from anyone as long as it gets her credit from her high school.

100 eLearning Articles and White Papers

Tony Karrer

Horizon Report 2008 The annual Horizon Report seeks to identify and describe emerging technologies likely to have a large impact on teaching, learning, or creative expression within learning-focused organizations. Minds on Fire: Open Education, the Long Tail, and Learning 2.0 Minds on Fire: Open Education, the Long Tail, and Learning 2.0 My collection of eLearning Articles, White Papers, Blog Posts, etc. just reached 100. Thought I'd share.

7 best practices to create corporate training video content

Disprz

3 Short or Long? So, whether to keep your video content short or long in length is a decision you must take keeping your target customers in mind. Position yourself as an aspiring learner who has just typed a long tail keyword searching for a specific answer, and ask the question “why should I watch this particular video in answer to my question?” Reading Time: 6 minutes Do you know which is the second largest search engine after Google in 2018?

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. are emerging. Someone was just asking me about the big trends in learning and the implications of those trends on corporate learning and development.

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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Day 4 - Man.Im just getting warmed up! (and a shocker!)

Mark Oehlert

found via an article in the Wall Street Journal) turns out that a Harvard professor has found out that the arguments put forward by WIRED editor Chris Anderson in The Long Tail, might not be exactly spot on. Anderson does post a response and Elberse responds to that but be warned, this gets quickly into such exciting territory as defining what is the "head" versus the "tail." That must change how we view the head versus the tail. **I

Leading Learning and New Skills

Clark Quinn

This month on the Learning Circuits Blog - I asked some very leading questions If we have responsibility for informal learning, social learning, eLearning 2.0 , long tail learning , etc. I'm personally out to change this, but we are a long way from being in a position to lead. Don't we have to conclude that learning professionals must be literate in these things? If so, then what should learning professionals do to become literate?

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The wonders of community

Jay Cross

The next day Barbara and I had lunch at the Mercado: Wednesday is feijoada day, so I was introduced to Brazil’s national dish: The number of people on the streets around the mercado was amazing to behold: Yesterday evening, Luiz and Fernanda and my new friend John from HP went to surreal exhibit of far-out techno artworks on emergence. That’s the long tail at work: nothing, nothing, nothing, nothing, HIT, nothing, nothing, nothing.

Leading Learning and New Skills

Tony Karrer

This month on the Learning Circuits Blog - I asked some very leading questions If we have responsibility for informal learning, social learning, eLearning 2.0 , long tail learning , etc. I'm personally out to change this, but we are a long way from being in a position to lead. Don't we have to conclude that learning professionals must be literate in these things? If so, then what should learning professionals do to become literate?

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Business of Learning

Tony Karrer

Editors ask one another, ‘ How are you? ,’ in that sober tone one employs with friends who have just emerged from rehab or a messy divorce.” 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.

Hot Topics in eLearning for 2009

eLearning Learning Posts

I was really struck by the kinds of things emerging this year and some of the interesting examples. With all that is going on in terms of long tail learning and the business of learning , not to mention social and informal learning, there’s no surprise that there’s a lot of discussion around changes in design and instructional design as well as lots of discussion about new roles in this new world. Long live ADDIE!