Top 4 Tips for Designing Information-Based Courses


We design more information-based courses today than we would care to admit. Agreed, these courses can instead be called web pages, cheat sheets, information dumps, knowledge stores, etc. Here are our top 4 tips for designing information-based courses: 1.

QR Codes are Still Alive and Useful - Thanks Wikipedia!

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

The famous WIKIPEDIA has released a code creator specifically for Wikipedia pages. Wikipedia is a great source of information and QR codes are a cheap way to make connections between our physical world and information rich digital world.

Trending Sources

Micro-Learning: Its Role in Formal, Informal and Incidental Learning

ID Reflections

Wikipedia With the rise of social and informal learning, and ubiquitous mobile devices (tablets, phablets, smartphones and everything in between), micro-learning as a concept and practice has taken off. Typically, micro-learning or learning bytes or learning capsules work well as a component of informal learning where the learner pulls what they need to solve an immediate problem. Micro-learning thus lends itself to formal, informal and incidental learning.

How to Reduce Your Course Development Costs By 90+ Per Cent

Absorb LMS

The problem, though, is that it can be difficult to find high quality, informative learning content among a massive sea of choices. Articles from Wikipedia and other online encyclopedia. Absorb LMS course created with content from Wikipedia, YouTube, and Slideshare.

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Who are the Wikipedians?

Learning with e's

I doubt if there is anyone reading this blog who has not used Wikipedia in some way in the last 12 months. The final keynote speaker at Learning without Frontiers was the Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales. And that is where services such as Wikipedia come in.

The future of intelligence

Learning with e's

A secondary argument is that there is a large amount of content on the web that is spurious, deceiving or inaccurate, and that user generated sites such as Wikipedia and blogs undermine the authority of professionals and academics.

The Changing Face of Work and Workplace Learning


” – Wikipedia. Content will be continuously co-created and co-owned by the community members ( much like the evolution of Wikipedia ). I am not the kind to crystal gaze. I lay no claim to being able to predict the future.

Who will survive?

Learning with e's

It is abundant, and although questions still remain over the accuracy and provenance of some content, much is usable and useful for informal learning. Wikipedia, the online crowd-sourced encyclopaedia, hosts over 14 million articles on just about every subject under the sun.

Rewired, not fade away

Learning with e's

That's what tools such as Wikipedia do, you see. wikipedia Technology digital natives and immigrants knowledge neuroplasticity learning cyberchondriaA lot of nonsense is still being talked about how technology is damaging our lives, and how the Internet is 'rewiring our brains'.

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Synching feelings

Learning with e's

This is also the ethos of sites such as Wikipedia, which rely heavily on 'the people' and 'wisdom of crowds' to create and maintain the content held in its pages. And yet where is the first place students will go when they want to glean some facts or information about a subject?

Power struggle

Learning with e's

On Wikipedia he says: ''.the wikipedia Technology power knowledge community learning convergence media Culture democracy Henry Jenkins This is the first post in a new series.

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Micro-Learning as a Workplace Learning Strategy


In my earlier posts, I have written about the possible roles it can play in formal, informal and incidental learning. The deluge of available information and decreasing attention span. The need for just-in-time and just-enough information to get the job done.

Beyond Corporate Training: How Social Learning is Changing Travel

Dashe & Thomson

Simply point your phone’s camera at the landmark you would like to learn more about and get detailed information instantly with links to more content via Wikipedia and YouTube. Travelers can inform other travelers of traffic, construction, landmark closings, etc.

Becoming a Social Business – Beyond Culture Change


Underlying this military and manufacturing discourse is an insidious and difficult to pin down aspect – the scarcity mindset – be it of money, skills, information, time, talent, and so on. Controls are put in place to prevent information from going to competitors; non-compliance is punished; transparency is censored to prevent general dissent.

Collaborative Learning Lessons from Wikipedia (and Small Insects.

Dashe & Thomson

A truly excellent article by Matt Thompson, titled An Antidote for Web Overload , addresses the reasons behind Wikipedia’s increasing replacement of traditional news sites as the go-to source for breaking news items.

Opening up #learning: Access to knowledge

Learning with e's

Resources such as Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons have advanced learning to new levels. At the same time, users must be aware of content that is inaccurate, ill-informed or otherwise less useful than verified peer reviewed content. Learning is opening up like never before.

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Video, Meetings, Wikipedia, & Twitter

Big Dog, Little Dog

Watch out Wikipedia, here comes Britannica 2.0 - Fairfax Digital. In a move to take on Wikipedia, the Encyclopedia Britannica is inviting the hoi polloi to edit, enhance and contribute to its online version. All hail the information triumvirate!

The social impact of disruptive technology

Learning with e's

Just take Wikipedia: Technically it is a collaborative work space for creating content. In fact it has thoroughly overturned the idea that you need to consult a printed encyclopedia to get expert information. There are around 7.000 authors for the German Wikipedia edition.

Old vs New Ways of Thinking About…

Kapp Notes

Looking at the difference between old and new ways of thinking about knowledge, information, learning, video games and other critical concepts. Informal. Interface and Information are Separate. Information is the Interface. E-learning, Google, Wikipedia. Information Processing. Informal. Perception of…. Knowledge. Structured. Books, Memos, SOPs). Unstructured. (IM, IM, Blog, email). Organizational Structure. Hierarchical Team-based Structure.

How Wikipedia Works and Wikis in the Enterprise - HBS

Tony Karrer

Great article - How Wikipedia Works (or Doesn't) that looks at Andrew McAfee's experiences around the " Enterprise 2.0 " article and Wikipedia 's Articles for Deletion process. It's an interesting discussion of the net impact of Wikipedia's process - which can be frustrating, especially to casual users. At the same time, I've also had some very good experiences such as when my 10-year old son updated Wikipedia.

The Death of the Traditional Web: Implications for Self-Directed Learning

Dashe & Thomson

What do these little kernels of information tell us? This means information will, by default, need to be increasingly bite sized. the guy who tweeted the Osama bin Laden raid ) are increasingly the go-to places for up-to-date information on cutting edge news.

Wikipedia, Groups, Complexity, Training, & Work

Big Dog, Little Dog

Wikipedia to Color Code Untrustworthy Text - Wired.

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Why is problem solving at home so much easier (and more productive) than problem solving at work?


In our home world, systems such as Google, Wikipedia, and YouTube have evolved to meet the needs of the individual. Information is quickly found, digested and applied. That’s because the inability to find valuable work information is a HUGE problem.

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MOOCs in Workplace Learning – Part 3: Launching a MOOC


Before I plunge into the heart of my analysis and discussion, I want to share a couple of snippets on Networked Learning from Wikipedia. ( [link] ). “ Networked learning is a process of developing and maintaining connections with people and information, and communicating in such a way so as to support one another’s learning.

eLearning, Informal Learning 2.0, Wikipedia, Wisdom, KM, & Strategy

Big Dog, Little Dog

Informal Learning 2.0 Wikipedia breeds 'unwitting trust' says IT professor - Computer World. An expert is held accountable if they make a mistake but no one is held accountable for the information available on Wikipedia.

Clive Shepherd – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators


He works with a broad range of public and private sector organisations internationally, helping them to build capability in the application of new media to learning, and to transform workplace learning through the effective integration of formal, informal, on-demand and experiential learning. On the Internet as a whole it works just fine because we have more than three billion users and we only need a small fraction to provide us with Wikipedia, YouTube, blogs and forums, etc.


Jay Cross

Intro: If you want to learn how to fix a pipe, solve a partial differential equation, write software, you are seconds away from know-how via YouTube, Wikipedia and search engines. Informal Learning Web 2.0The Peeragogy Handbook. How to Use this Handbook.

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Autonomous Learning - is it the same as informal learning?

Sticky Learning

Formal learning and informal learning. Marcia Conner's explanation of informal learning is a good starting point in understanding the thinking underlying informal learning. I have also written previously on informal learning in these three posts: Informal/Social Learning - Concertina Style. Permission Learning - encouraging the informal. Fish are the last to recognise water = informal learning. also look at his video explaining informal learning).

Wikipedia leads to great new resource

Take an e-Learning Break

One of my first sources for information is Wikipedia. The Internet Public Library is a public library for the world wide web.Students from a consortium of colleges and universities with programs in information science develop and maintain the IPL Sometimes one resources leads to another. which provides you with a real gem. I spent some time reading about the history of the presidents. link] A link on this page lead me to [link] containing info on the presidents.

The grassroots of learning

E-Learning Provocateur

Here’s a common scenario: I “quickly” look up something on Wikipedia, and hours later I have 47 tabs open as I delve into tangential aspects of the topic. Soozie makes the point that information sources go beyond what the web and other technologies can channel.

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My Professional Learner’s Toolkit

Clark Quinn

A set of trusted web resources : That’d be Wikipedia, pretty much. A personal information system : I use both Notability and Notes to take notes. Reflection: this overlaps with the personal information system.

Did you know your employees are wasting 2 hours every day (and it’s not their fault)?


So, if we need our people to put as much time and energy as possible into their work, why are we letting them waste 2 hours PER DAY looking for the information they need to solve their problems? Video Transcript: How much time do you think your employees spend looking for information every day at work? That’s because finding information at work is a huge problem. They haven’t been able to recreate familiar experiences like Google, Wikipedia or YouTube in our workplaces.

3 New Common Craft Instructional Videos

eLearning Brothers

Wikipedia. As long as people need to research, we will always need well-sourced repositories for information. In the internet age, we’ve developed new technologies called wikis, which are essentially databases where users all over the world can contribute to the information.

Is Content Curation the Future of Instructional Design?


Here is a small part of the wikipedia entry for Library Science : “The digital age has transformed how information is accessed and retrieved. The library is now a part of a complex and dynamic educational, recreational, and informational infrastructure."[15]

Informal Learning Technology

Tony Karrer

There's a fantastic post by Stephen Downes - New Technology Supporting Informal Learning. So as you read this, keep in mind that Stephen was primarily talking about technology that can support a Formal Learning Event that heavily leverages Informal / Social Learning as it's primary mechanism. In some ways, you could say that this might be an interesting model to experiment with as a formal/informal hybrid at the start of some new project.

Evolving from Social Learning to Workforce-Centric Learning

CLO Magazine

and “informal learning” — knowing that they are not all the same? The world is now so information-rich and cycle times are so short that the learning and development (L&D) organization can no longer go it alone. Wikipedia’s definition of collaborative learning is, “a situation in which two or more people learn or attempt to learn something together.” Social Workforce collaborative learning Gladwell informal learning innovation social learning social workforce

In Defense of the Term “Gamification” as used by Learning Professionals

Kapp Notes

The analogy I give is of Wikipedia. Teachers always tell students not to use Wikipedia, some even ban Wikipedia. However, when asked to write a report, where is the first place kids go for initial information?….Wikipedia Wikipedia (banned or not). Instead of banning or forbidding Wikipedia, we need to teach student the basics of when using Wikipedia is appropriate and when it is not appropriate. Educate them on the proper use of Wikipedia.