APIs and Mashups r ur new ABCs for E-Learning

eLearning 24-7

It is too bad, because what they can do far exceeds what is available today, and enables YOU the end user to have the power and control to unlock possibilities for your learners – regardless if they are your employees, customers, wholesalers, etc. 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.

Social Learning

Clark Quinn

The spark was the example of a teacher/course/set of students/partner that provided their content into the system so that the students could study through a social learning experience. Industrial model learning -> social learning. A long time ago I posted about Authoring in eLearning 2.0 / Add-ins & Mash-ups where I suggested that there would be easy ways to add social dimensions to our courses.

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Product Review: Saba Social

eLearning 24-7

So, when I went and checked out Saba Social, Saba’s new social learning platform, I had very low expectations. Saba Social is a very solid product, that despite a few hiccups and “huh&# moments, achieves what it sets out to do, provide a user friendly social experience. Over 25 different social media types and Saba Social sticks with the ones everyone always sees – WHY? Extensive API and Mashup directors for you to pick and choose from.

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Five Myths of Social Learning

Xyleme

Home > Social Learning > Five Myths of Social Learning Five Myths of Social Learning December 3rd, 2009 Goto comments Leave a comment There is no question that the rise of social networks is creating a profound shift in the way training departments are delivering knowledge to their employees, partners, and customers. Social learning is disruptive and training organizations need to evolve or die, there is no disputing this. E-Social CM Media?

Social Learning and LMSs Marketplace

eLearning 24-7

As social learning continues to grow, LMS/LCMS vendors are taking various approaches. While some view themselves as “social learning&# savvy, incorporating various components, others seem to see themselves as just sitting on the sidelines. LMS/LCMS vendors are following one of three approaches when it comes to social learning. Dip their feet in it – just a bit, a little here, a little there – oh and call it a full social learning platform.

10 Patterns of Interaction: Implementing Social Learning Strategies in eLearning

eFront

There are a multitude of interaction methods in an eLearning environment to promote social learning. Research has repeatedly indicated the enhanced productivity associated with social learning. Before we talk about the best techniques to aid your eLearners to learn socially, as in Social Learning – a pretty big buzzword these days, let us explain one simple fact. In the tutoring pattern of interaction, the expert and learner interact on a one-on-one basis.

10 Patterns of Interaction: Implementing Social Learning Strategies in eLearning

eFront

There are a multitude of interaction methods in an eLearning environment to promote social learning. Research has repeatedly indicated the enhanced productivity associated with social learning. Before we talk about the best techniques to aid your eLearners to learn socially, as in Social Learning – a pretty big buzzword these days, let us explain one simple fact. In the tutoring pattern of interaction, the expert and learner interact on a one-on-one basis.

Social Learning, Social Media – Brothers in Arms

eLearning 24-7

Is it me or does it seem that most vendors in the LMS/LCMS market still believe that with some smoke and mirrors, you won’t realize that social media actually must be integrated into social learning for it to exist? Or do they just drop the word, “social media&# , and rather say, “social learning and web 2.0″? See, it is social learning. expo clearly shows and some argue that social media some grew up within the web 2.0

Social Learning Objects - Flash Cards

Tony Karrer

And I would suggest that there are a couple of interesting implications: Web-Based, Niche Authoring Tools I've claimed for a while (see Authoring in eLearning 2.0 / Add-ins & Mash-ups and Incredibly Cool! Social Learning Objects One of the most powerful capabilities is how easy it is to grab existing content and modify it for your purposes. I was contacted by Mike Hogan, the creator of Flashcard Friends.

How to Navigate Social Media (and Avoid Information Overload)

Rapid eLearning

There’s a lot of conversation about social media. For example, if you build rapid elearning courses with Articulate products there are all sorts of resources available to you: Articulate’s Facebook page keeps you up-to-date on news and information. It’s hard to keep up with all of that.

Social e?learning authoring system

Take an e-Learning Break

I'm checking out a social e?learning content with embedded social media. empowers authors to take full advantage of social media tools to create a learning community around each course. Courses then become both formal and social by nature - learners can share knowledge with others, learn from each other, comment on anything, rate everything and more - all while browsing a course, without ever leaving the learning environment.

3 Benefits to Using YouTube in your E-Learning

Integrated Learnings

Smart phones are more common place than ever and if your learners have access to iPhones, Android phones, or Blackberries they will be able to play your content on the go. Tags: Lectora YouTube Social Media eLearning Mashup YouTube is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you are going to get. Well, maybe that's not a good description of YouTube. It's more like the wild west of video.

The survival of higher education (3): The Social Web

Learning with 'e's

Below are four reasons why the Social Web and associated media are changing higher education. Firstly.the Social Web connects people together At Plymouth University, we very quickly began to explore the ways Social Web tools could support our students. Here social media were used to connect people, enabling them to collaborate together in project work, small group learning and online discussions. MentorBlog: Connecting Students and their Mentors using Social Software.

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danah boyd on teens and 21st century work

Jay Cross

Instead of coding, programmers built apps by mashing up shared packages of code. If a mashup produced a Frankenmonster, you threw it away and tried something else. Social networks have become the fabric of the high tech industry. They gain privacy by controlling the social situation. To tell her friends about breaking up with her boyfriend, she references a song from Life of Brian, Always look on the bright side of life.

Digital literacy 9: Broadcasting yourself

Learning with e's

The social web has shifted the balance of power away from commercial production companies toward the individual. There are a huge array of social web tools to choose from and many of them are free at the point of delivery. YouTube social web Edupunk mashup digital literacy

10 Ways To Learn In 2010

The eLearning Coach

This list is meant for continuous learners and for procrastinators looking for distractions in the coming year. It’s a visual search engine that draws content from all over the Web, particularly social media sites. Create a Mashup. Buzz up!

Social Media…outside, inside, upside down

Janet Clarey

An excellent post from Leigh Blackall at Learn Online , which includes a break down of the three well- established learning theories (which, as we know, inform our instructional design), is built around the premise that social media is a product of social constructivism yet is being (mis)adopted into behaviorist practices. He argues that social media cannot be used inside behaviorist media like the LMS or LCMS). If so, can social media be used inside behaviorist media?

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E-Learning Authoring Tools Characterized

The E-Learning Curve

Web Site Authoring Tools Used in creating mark-up language (i.e. Some facilitate performance tracking and the ability to generate learner-related metrics and related reports. Includes social-networking sites, video-sharing sites, wikis, blogs, mashups and folksonomies.

Strategies for Implementing Gamification in Your Training

Your Training Edge

We can talk about how games increase learner motivation and reduce the dropout rate, how they increase learning retention, and how they can be used to recognize training efforts and facilitate knowledge sharing. Implementing gamification poorly can lead to training becoming decidedly un-fun, which can have a demotivating effect on learners. Gamifying the social aspects of a MOOC is a great way to encourage these activities. In a post entitled “ MOOCs – Gamification – Mash-Up?

My e-learning philosophy

Learning with e's

It has helped me to create new experiences and activities which exploit new social media and give students interactive opportunities. We talk about how social media is being used to support distance learners and create dynamic collaborative environments. mashup OLPC

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Strategies for Implementing Gamification in Your Training MOOCs

Your Training Edge

We can talk about how games increase learner motivation and reduce the dropout rate, how they increase learning retention, and how they can be used to recognize training efforts and facilitate knowledge sharing. Implementing gamification poorly can lead to training becoming decidedly un-fun, which can have a demotivating effect on learners. Gamifying the social aspects of a MOOC is a great way to encourage these activities. In a post entitled “ MOOCs – Gamification – Mash-Up?

Digital Participation

Your Training Edge

The digital environment generated a number of opportunities to participate in a sophisticated and goal oriented social, civic and leisure activities when online. These must be addressed and learners should understand that how media form the perceptions of the world and their surroundings. Online courses present the opportunity to shape a highly social learning environment that is characterized by the interactivity and participation for both learners and teachers.

15 essentials for successful learning

Jay Cross

While cleaning up my office this afternoon, I came up this list of essentials for effective informal learning I wrote a couple of years ago for the ASTD Handbook. Set high expectations, and people live up to them. Facilitate social networks that enable people to compare their situation with others. Learning is experiential, and stretch assignments give learners new experiences. Learning is social. If you don’t have a vibrant social network, create one.

Latest LMS Trends – The Truth is No Longer a Stranger

eLearning 24-7

Folding up shop and switching to a new market: Talent/Performance Management, new product lines not tied to e-learning, services. Folding up shop for good – goodbye and nice knowing you. Folding up shop and switching to a new market : Talent/Performance Management, new product lines not tied to e-learning, services. From a system standpoint – you will want to see if they still have your data – learners, course info, etc. Social Learning Stagnation.

E-Learning without Borders

eLearning 24-7

Social Engagement. Go onto any social media site: Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Quora or any of the thousands of sites, and you will see people engaging with total strangers. If that is the case, then why has the e-learning market failed to grasp the concept of real social exchange based upon job role or new employees by connecting them with fellow folks tied to those areas, but at different companies or businesses? Gaming sims with social exchange: check.

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

Wonderful Brain

Additionally they might also write the actual storyboard incorporating the elements including the interactive and experiential (as well as social) elements that will make the course interesting if not compelling. Most other courses—those of the template kind—are utilitarian and though they might satisfy the requirements or outcomes, learner satisfaction cannot compare. This could be a story about buggy whips.

The changing Web

Learning with 'e's

Social media - often referred to as Web 2.0 , or the participatory Web - is shaping up to be one of the most important tool sets available to support the promotion of change in education. Almost everyone, it seems, is using some element of social media in the planning, development, delivery, management or evaluation of teaching and learning. Debate focuses on whether the emerging social applications constitute a sea change or revolution in the Web (cf.

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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Diggspose: New Visualization of Digg stories

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « So here I sit, technically in-between jobs. Main | Edu-Gaming in the latest Escapist » May 30, 2007 Diggspose: New Visualization of Digg stories So here is a story on Webware about a mashup between yourminis and digg - the result of which is a number of new ways to visually represent the stories on digg.

Content as a Service

Xyleme

As instructional designers, we create our learning products, package them up with all the content and media, wish them well, and ship them off to the LMS’s – never to be seen again. To make matters worse, for learners, the sole point of access to learning content has been the LMS. Learners must go through a cumbersome process of logging in, registering for the course, launching the course, then navigating through it to find the bit they are interested in.

Why Your Organization Needs Collaborative Learning

NovoEd

Most compellingly, collaboration actively engages learners and gives them an opportunity to contribute to the group’s efforts and legitimately share in its rewards. The timing is right for a mash-up of a collaborative learning system and an efficient, scalable online learning platform. More Than One Way up the Mountain. Cooperative learning also offers social benefits.

Prepare the future of Learning for the Genz

Learning Wire

According to Social Explorer’s Professor Susan Weber-Stoger, Generation Z has 60 million people, one million more than generation Z. This is due to the social context in which they are growing up. They are growing up as more than passive consumers of media. For example, my daughter has set up a Finsta account. They are also growing up while the Internet of Things is changing how we live. Learning will be de facto social, digital, and mobile.

Top eLearning Posts

Tony Karrer

Start-Up Guides 1,368 1 22 eLearning 1.0 Does a Learner WANT an LMS? Tools - A Summary 1,147 2 28 Introduction to Wikis, Blogs, Social Bookmarking, Social Networking and RSS 702 5 25 eLearning Trends 1,820 9 24 Personal Learning Knowledge Work Environment 1,199 3 23 Web 2.0 Start-Up Guides 1,368 1 22 eLearning 1.0 Does a Learner WANT an LMS?

Vision 2016 - An Interview with Todd Kasenberg

Raptivity

Todd’s work has reached and delighted thousands of online learners, in both formal and informal learning contexts. 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? How can we get past dated notions in compliance training and make sure learners are delivered what they need just when they need it?

NextGen LMS Features (Now and Later)

eLearning 24-7

The meet the minimum 16 standards you need for an LMS (to be defined IMO), and on top of that hit the next generation current set of features (includes some aspects of social, gamification, general items, UI/UX – i.e. user experience). . Has a modern UI for the learner (I’ll get to the admin shortly). Modern user experience for the learner – You see I noted modern user experience and not just a wonderful user experience. Social Profiles.

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Learning Content Curation for Association Member Education

WBT Systems

Content curation has been around for hundreds of years, since humans started collecting and organizing information and artifacts, but it has taken on a new meaning in this age of the internet and social media – now there is more information at your fingertips than ever before. With TopClass LMS , learners can also share course details from the catalog on their social networks or by email to their peers. Have you tried curating content for your education programs?

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. One possibly good side product will be that total learner hours shouldn’t be a primary metric.

Corporate Advisory Council Starts Today

Kapp Notes

The RFP has opportunities for e-learning, hands-on instructor-led elements, social media and follow up training. 3:15-3:45: The Phoenix Group presentation with Cliff Sobel and Rhonda Dorsett The Phoenix Group creates a mash up of training, marketing, education and user experiences.

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