Personal Learning Environments and personal learning environments

Tony Karrer

There's been quite a bit of discussion going on around Personal Learning Environments (PLEs) and personal learning environments. Getting back, I've seen quite a few blog posts on the topic: Stephen Downes - Personal Learning I can talk about webs and networks and personal learnings and PLEs but there's a disconnect unless people see themselves as learners rather than teachers. I believe that we all have a personal learning environment.

Online courses must die!

E-Learning Provocateur

If we dispense with online courses in favour of PDFs, how can we incorporate interactivity into the learning experience? Enter the Informal Learning Environment (ILE). Occupying a place on the continuum somewhere between a VLE and a PLE, an ILE is an informal learning environment that a facilitator manages on behalf of a group of learners. Not to mention blogs, wikis, discussion forums and social bookmarks. In other words, facilitate learning.

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Learning Organizations, eLearning 2.0 and Edupunk

Clark Quinn

Janet Clarey wrote an interesting blog post in response to the relatively recent edupunk meme which is basically an ideology that DIY learning and repurposing content is the way to go (and somewhat the ONLY way to go). type tools in Learning Management Systems against the philosophy that corporate and commercial is evil of the edupunkers. If you're a trainer embracing learning 2.0, These are going to be real challenges for learning organizations and trainers moving forward.

Learning Organizations, eLearning 2.0 and Edupunk

Tony Karrer

Janet Clarey wrote an interesting blog post in response to the relatively recent edupunk meme which is basically an ideology that DIY learning and repurposing content is the way to go (and somewhat the ONLY way to go). type tools in Learning Management Systems against the philosophy that corporate and commercial is evil of the edupunkers. If you're a trainer embracing learning 2.0, These are going to be real challenges for learning organizations and trainers moving forward.

My History of Live Blogged Notes

Experiencing eLearning

That helps me remember what I attended and what I learned, and it lets me share that knowledge with others. In a recent discussion about how I have learned about instructional design without getting a master’s degree, someone asked me what courses and webinars I’ve attended. Storytelling and Scenario-Based Learning. Tips for Storytelling in Learning. Engaging Students with Scenario Based Learning in Online Environments. Synchronous Learning.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): and later Mark will try to figure out what is going on in the PLE debate.and fail.

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Funny Funny (not safe for work) e-cards | Main | Three Panel Soul.required comic strip reading » June 13, 2007.and later Mark will try to figure out what is going on in the PLE debate.and fail. Tony Karrer has a great compendium of the posts at the heart of evidently a raging debate on the existential nature of personal learning environments. del.icio.us

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Personalizing Web Access " WebTools For Learners

Web Tools for Learners

That has been my experience in my own learning. Later in the day I was working with some people who were not that efficient at using the web and wanted to show them what I regard as an essential web tool, del.icio.us , the social bookmarking application. I reached out to the laptop, not my own, to try to open up my del.icio.us I use the Bookmarks feature to put these in the order I want them in, and to shorten their names so I can squeeze more on.

Social Media And Learning

The eLearning Coach

In this article, I’m featuring a wonderful interview with successful social media expert, Jane Hart. She provides compelling reasons to implement a social and collaborative environment as part of workplace learning. You can read more from Jane at her blog, Social Media in Learning. eLearning Coach: You were an early adopter of using social technologies for learning purposes. Do you incorporate social technologies in your learning strategy?

The 3 keys to successful remote training

Matrix

Remote work training is becoming increasingly important for modern workforces, and more and more people are embracing the remote learning culture. Differences between remote learning and distant learning. The keys to successful remote learning.

Examples of eLearning 2.0

Clark Quinn

internal processes on wiki starting to use wikis internally Moving faculty bookmarks to Delicious use wiki for learners to craft definition of 'seamless service' after searching orgs that proclaim to provide seamless service We hope to build wikis that our students can use to share information. During my presentation last Thursday that was an introduction to eLearning 2.0 as part of an online event for the eLearningGuild, I mentioned a few common ways that I've seen eLearning 2.0

Personal Learning Tools and Technologies

Tony Karrer

Jane Hart has done a great job collecting individual answers to what learning tools and technologies that people use. At the same time, I agree with his call for sharing on these things and "learning over the shoulder" of others. Tools to Make Reading & Research More Effective Personal Learning Knowledge Work Environment Personal and Group Learning Using Web 2.0

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. Ask your Peers About Social Learning.

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. Ask your Peers About Social Learning.

References: eLearning Guild Online Session: How to Integrate Social Networking to Impact Learning and Performance Dec. 13, 2007

Vignettes Learning

Basic 2-3 minutes video on " What is Social Networking " - By CommonCraft What is Social Networking? What is Social Bookmarking?What The Technical Side of Social Networking 2-3 minute video Outsourced Brain P.L.E. Personal Learning Environment Jobs and Careers in Social and Collaborative Learning Digital Natives, What they Do The Future: Amazing Challenges 2-3 minute video Teaching Machines Is Web 2.0 Welcome to the Session.

Learner-Centered Instruction in MOOCs

Your Training Edge

Steadily marching down one road are MOOCs—the massive online courses that are changing the way teachers teach and the way learners learn, both online and in the classroom. Although one of the biggest criticisms of MOOCs is that they offer a one-size-fits-all approach to a many-sided problem, the digital learning environment (and the technology-enabled learning tools that support it) is flexible enough to allow for personalized, learner-centered approaches to instruction.

MOOCs and Performance Support

Your Training Edge

But many companies have started to wise up—the current business environment is too competitive for organizations to invest time and money in training without observing any impact on the bottom line. And when you start to actually look at the numbers, it becomes apparent that many traditional forms of instructor-led training are frankly not worth it: people forget 90 percent of what they learn sitting in a classroom, often by the time they walk out the door. Mobile learning.

Curating the Content Overload

OpenSesame

Now I’m overloaded with blogs, news sites, social networks and all kinds of email. As learning and development professionals, we have to sort through all of the content that might be worth passing on to our colleagues. If you ask Diigo , social bookmarking is the future.

Top 100 eLearning Items

Tony Karrer

Using eLearning Learning , I thought it would be interesting to go look what it thinks are some of the top items of all time. Learning 2.0 - The Things How we read online. - Tools Collaborative Learning Using Web 2.0 Applications in Learning Rethinking Learning Styles Understanding E-Learning 2.0 Try Before You Buy Tools Used Better Conferences - Response Needed Roles in CoP's The science of learning Learning 2.0

Facebook Platform

Tony Karrer

Stephen Downes picked up my post on Facebook As a Learning Platform. He commented: To be clear, I do not think that Facebook itself is really a learning environment. But it is still important, because it reveals many of the features future learning environments (and personal environments in general) will need to have. Something like the social network operating system , maybe. and Multiple Social Networks.

Peeragogy

Jay Cross

In his keynote presentation at Online Educa Berlin last week, Howard Rheingold emphasized co-learning. Since the teacher learns more than the student, let’s all be both teachers and students. Esteemed co-learners, your job is to create new co-learning communities. If a group doesn’t exist for facilitate your informal learning, make one. Peeragogy is a set of techniques for collaborative learning and work. The Workscape, a platform for learning.

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Cutting through the clouds

Learning with e's

Christian is investigating the use of social bookmarking to promote reflective learning and says we need to give learner support in unstructured learning environments. They contain non-explicit learning objectives and/or ill-defined learning materials or topics. When people tag things online in these environments, he said, we don't know anything about their background, interests, etc. What are the effects of tagclouds on reflective learning?

What’s in Your Technology-Enabled Learning Toolbox?

Your Training Edge

Last week, we looked at the building blocks of technology-enabled learning , from elements like learning objectives that are common across all training formats to those that are specific to digital formats, like content authoring tools. Learning objectives. All training courses and programs should have learning objectives. The first step in writing learning objectives for online training is to identify what type of course it is.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Get Social, Get Game and Get Learning! eLearning Guilds Summer Seminar Series

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « "Understanding individual human mobility patterns" (nature article) | Main | Soapbox for the Day: Academic Journals like Field Methods, that dont support things like access to their content » June 19, 2008 Get Social, Get Game and Get Learning! that Brent Schlenker and I are doing an e Learning Guild Summer Seminar Series that is focused on all things "2.0"

Your Brain On 3D Learning

The eLearning Coach

I’ve been caught in an immersive 3D Learning Environment! I guess the book, Learning in 3D, has kind of rewired my brain. According to the authors, Karl Kapp and Tony Driscoll, it’s just a matter of time until virtual immersive environments are commonly accepted as the learning mode of choice. So when 3D Learning invades your organization, will you be able to design or facilitate this type of experience? Generative Learning. Help!

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Lessons Learned from the Past Year

Breakthrough eLearning

The ASTD Learning Circuits Blog (moderated by Tony Karrer) poses a monthly "Big Question" and asks learning professionals to share their insights on key topics. The Big Question for this past December was "What did you learn about learning in 2010?" Ryan Tracey's polemic against online courses and Jason McDonald's advocacy of slowing down for deeper learning hit home for me as I have been coming to similar insights myself lately.

Everything That Can Be Social, Will Be

OpenSesame

This post will discuss the third component of the content revolution: the social layer. For some, social media is a procrastination activity. Throughout the applications of social media, there is one broadly applicable rule: People are addicted to connectedness.

10 Rules For Writing Multiple Choice Questions

The eLearning Coach

It’s not as exciting as a 3D virtual learning environment, but it might be just as important. Share this on del.icio.us. This is a back-to-basics article about the undervalued and little-discussed multiple choice question. If you need to use tests, then you want to reduce the errors that occur from poorly written items. The rules covered here make tests more accurate, so the questions are interpreted as intended and the answer options are clear and without hints.

PLE - PWLE Discussion Contiunes - Corporate vs Personal and IP Rights

Tony Karrer

This continues the discussion being had around PLE/PWLEs - see More Discussion on Personal Work Learning Environments for a bit of recap. Clearly this is a different use of PLE's than those outside the firewall, for free rangers, and for learning from everything of personal interest. I'm on the same page as Cammy Bean about Personal Learning Environments: So all the talk about tools and maps has struck me as odd. It is clearly both learning and work.

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10 Ways To Design For Emotions (Part III)

The eLearning Coach

It’s quite clear from research on the effects of emotion and learning, that an emotional connection can be generated through instructional strategies and creative treatments. These have the potential to facilitate learning and performance. This is the third article in the series on emotions and learning. If you’d like some background on this topic, read Emotions And Learning: Part I and Part II. Design for social interaction.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): SHOCKER: Most Kids Think That Learning from Games Would Be a Good Idea

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Will Thalheimer and the Answer to Who Learns What from Where | Main | Just remember, I think I thought of it first.the Intact Cohort Conference » April 22, 2008 SHOCKER: Most Kids Think That Learning from Games Would Be a Good Idea Paul McNamara over at Network World s BuzzBlog reports on a study from Project Tomorrow. Clay Shirky My latest additions to del.icio.us

APIs and Mashups r ur new ABCs for E-Learning

eLearning 24-7

Unfortunately, too many vendors in the e-learning space have failed to see the power and potential of this capability, and have decided to ignore them. SCORM Player communicating with your vendor’s solution, for example, if you were creating your own LMS and Rapid Intake’s rapid e-learning authoring tool, it includes a SCORM Player API. Hmm, mobile learning pushed to the next level? Hunch is designed so that every time it’s used, it learns something new.

Top 125 Workplace eLearning Posts of 2009

eLearning Learning Posts

So without further set, I’m happy to announce the Top Posts as defined by Social Filtering - meaning by everyone involved directly or indirectly in eLearning Learning. You can see more detail of how this works here in Curator Editor Research Opportunities on eLearning Learning (and see how you can be involved). Twitter in the classroom: 10 useful resources , Social Media in Learning , August 12, 2009. Learning Putty , November 20, 2009.

Moving from One to Many - LMS Products are Two Generations Behind

Tony Karrer

I ran across an article by Bob Mosher in CLO entitled: Moving from One to Many that discusses the disconnect of what LMS products are focusing on "competency mapping and effective resource management" vs. what Bob sees as the overall industry trend - "industry shifting its overall training focus away from skills acquisition to an overall strategy of project-based and outcome-driven learning." Learning teams and projects need to be assigned based on job roles.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): "Theories and Models Of and For Online Learning" (First Monday)

Mark Oehlert

The authorscontributing to this paper see this past as an incubation period forthe emergence of new teaching and learning practices. We see theneed for, and the emergence of, new theories and models of and for theonline learning environment, addressing learning in its ICT context,considering both formal and informal learning, individual and communitylearning, and new practices arising from technology use in the serviceof learning. del.icio.us

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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Fleck.Web page annotation

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « PaperVision 3D - a 3D Flash Engine | Main | Good for introNetworks! May 08, 2007 in Learning/Web 2.0 | Permalink Technorati Tags : annotation , fleck TrackBack TrackBack URL for this entry: [link] Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Fleck.Web page annotation : Comments Boris, Thanks for the comment.my Clay Shirky My latest additions to del.icio.us del.icio.us

Aha Moments in 2007

Tony Karrer

December Big Question - What did you learn about learning? I started using del.icio.us and Yahoo MyWeb to save bookmarks - locally saved favorites seem rather limited now. We are going to be going through Disruptive Changes in Learning. and unless you innovate ( Innovators' Dilemma in Learning/eLearning ) you are going to fall prey to alternatives be it do-it-yourself learning or start-ups. Making Learning with an LMS Fun?

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Emerging Technologies in e-Learning

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. 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. Developed over 60 e-learning programs. Emerging" = kinds of e-learning that are just starting to show up -- in labs, new company offerings.