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.

Wiki Traffic - What Gets Visited on Wikipedia

Tony Karrer

Interesting article - What is Popular on Wikipedia and Why? Excerpts rom the introduction - Wikipedia 's English version has more than 1.6 Pages related to entertainment and sexuality represent more than 50 percent of the most visited Wikipedia pages. 70 percent of Wikipedia's traffic comes from search engines. This implies that links to Wikipedia pages are included in the search results or result page and people select these links.

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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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How do you fight inert knowledge? Develop quality instruction…

Coffee and Design

Consider Wikipedia’s definition of Inert Knowledge — information which one can express but not use. Take the example of inert knowledge on Wikipedia: A learner learns the vocabulary of a foreign language to be used during an exam but, it falls inert during a real situation of communication.

Never mind the quality, feel the width

Learning with e's

Is Wikipedia dying a slow death? These are the questions posed by the BBC's Rory Cellan-Jones in his blog post ' Wikipedia on the wane? ' The study estimates that Wikipedia has lost 49,000 editors in just a few months.

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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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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Just a minute

Learning with e's

We are (and should be) increasingly concerned about the quality of content we find on the web. wikipedia Quality Assurance user generated content Twitter porn FaceBook Justin BieberThe sheer volume of content being created and posted to the web is overwhelming.

5 technologies to promote creative learning

Learning with e's

2) Wiki''d Writing: Ask your students (in small groups or on their own) to either edit an existing Wikipedia page, or create a new one on a topic not yet covered. 3) Commons Touch: Ask students to submit two or three good quality images to Wikimedia Commons.

Peer Review vs. Search Engine Places - Quality of Information in a Web 2.0 Sources

Tony Karrer

But what really caught my eye was the statement: For information-seekers using their favorite search engine, quality is simple to define. a link to buy this book at zzz.com), and if it is immediately available for full-file use, then it is deemed to be of high quality. Moreover, because the seeker has quickly been successful in obtaining a work of high quality, there is a transferal of quality to the work's authors, who receive a high "expert" ranking. on Wikipedia.

Rewired, not fade away

Learning with e's

Any addiction, as many psychiatrists will agree, has its explanation more in the personality of the individual than it is to any inherent quality of the substance or item they are interacting with. That's what tools such as Wikipedia do, you see.

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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. A lot of academics and scolars scoff at Wikipedia and forbid their students to reference it in their assessed work.

GM's Culture Ate Its Strategy for Breakfast

The Performance Improvement Blog

Coming out of the government bailout the company had an excellent strategy: build high quality, fuel efficient cars that meet the needs of all segments of drivers. Photo credit: Wikipedia).

Giant leaps

Learning with e's

The cameras also needed to be of sufficiently high quality to capture details at a specific level of resolution. Photo by NASA on Wikimedia Commons This week we celebrate 50 years since the launch of Apollo 11. It was the first mission to land humans on the moon.

Building eLearning Mobile App: 7 Mistakes and Their Respective Remedies

Your Training Edge

All experienced app developers having some sort of exposure in building quality apps knows that it is the prototype of the product that guides your way to success. For creating audio and video files for an eLearning program, you also should need to use quality equipment and tools.

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How to Use Augmented Reality for Technology Based Learning

Origin Learning

According to Wikipedia, “Augmented reality (AR) is a live direct or indirect view of a physical, real-world environment whose elements are augmented (or supplemented) by computer-generated sensory input such as sound, video, graphics or GPS data.”. Technology acts funny at times.

User generated content; The next trend!

Challenge to Learn

The idea is no different than Wikipedia; our internal experts create the content and the user adoption and feedback can be seen as basic quality control.”. The world of training and development in the enterprise continues to change rapidly.

Time to Think

Technology Enhanced Learning Blog

Based on the work of Nancy Kane, the summary of thinking environments is that “ the quality of everything that we do depends on the quality of the thinking that we do first. Appreciation : Offering genuine acknowledgement of a person’s qualities.

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Skills for the Networked World

ID Reflections

Wikipedia ( [link] The skills and behaviours like working out loud , building one''s PLN and PKM, digital sense-making , and such require the sort of meta-cognition skills described above.

Microlearning: Fad or Fantastic?

Web Courseworks

Wikipedia ? The quality of a microlearning activity is in the eye of the beholder. Let’s face it, most all of us turn to Google to verify facts and learn something new. Recently, I watched a video on how to convert my garage florescence tube fixtures for LED blubs.

Good, Fast, Cheep… pick only two & Rapid Prototyping

Coffee and Design

When designing instruction one must remember that we can only “pick two” when it comes to thinking about: Quality of design in an instructional event. Side Bar: Check out Wikipedia’s discussion of the Project Triangle from an engineering perspective.

Maximizing Retention In E-Learning – Part 2

Edmego Learning

According to Wikipedia , succession planning involves identifying people within your company that could fit potential future roles within your organization. The quality of the content is also just as important. Maximizing Retention In E-Learning – Part 2.

Shifting from Trainer to Community Manager

Bottom-Line Performance

But we stopped buying Encyclopedia Britannica years ago in favor of using Wikipedia. Profit margins are razor thin and the business landscape is more competitive than ever. Past inefficiencies that were once tolerable at work are now unsustainable. As businesses, we must adapt or contract.

Gamification vs. Serious Games–What’s the Difference?”

Kapp Notes

I think getting overly wedded to terminology is a distraction from looking at the quality, or lack thereof, of particular games, but do see that the emphasis seems a bit different when people talk about the two “fields.”.).

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Do You Know About Open Badges?

LearnDash

An example would be Wikipedia, where only two percent of its users make up for 75% of participation. Sometimes digital badges are used to recognize high quality of work and for community approval. The Mozilla Open Badge Program is a digital program to recognize skills and achievements.

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The Smart Worker : shares what s/he learns

Jane Hart

We need to ensure that the materials are of professional quality. In fact, the research shows that in terms of video, quality is less important when you are enjoying what you are watching. Tweet.

6 Killer Examples Of Gamification In eLearning

Adobe Captivate

Wikipedia defines gamification as “the use of game thinking and game mechanics in non-game contexts to engage users in solving problems”. The learners go through a series of gamified activities that map to the required qualities of a given reward category.

Formal vs informal learning and what the LMS should do about them

Matrix

There is also the possibility of controlling the quality of the learning material, updating it when necessary and introducing valuable content from qualified subject matter experts. That we learn something new all the time is more than an overused cliché; it is actually fact.

Digital Participation

Your Training Edge

However, the quantity and quality of interactivity can differ greatly from course to course. Deploying high speed broad band along with quality digital resources and tools in all Australian schools.

Maximizing Retention In E-Learning – Part 2

Edmego Learning

According to Wikipedia , succession planning involves identifying people within your company that could fit potential future roles within your organization. The quality of the content is also just as important. . Maximizing Retention In E-Learning – Part 2.

Reinventing Organizations: From Command-And-Control to Holacracy

The Performance Improvement Blog

As an outsider and knowing only what I’ve read about the company (and what friends have said about the high quality of products and service), I am reluctant to make any judgements until the data is in on Hseih’s latest experiment with culture. Gore, Whole Foods (in the stores), Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, and Wikipedia.

Top 10 Tools for Learning 2016

Clark Quinn

It’s often a gateway to Wikipedia, which I heavily rely on, but a number of times I find other sources that are equally valuable, such as research or practice sites that have some quality inputs. It’s that time again: Jane Hart is running her 2016 (and 10th!) Top 100 Tools for Learning poll. It’s a valuable service, and points out some interesting things and it’s interesting to see the changes over time.

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70:20:10 and user generated learning: no way!

Challenge to Learn

How many people will actually start creating content, how to control quality, will there be a good return on investment? And when it does contain errors it will be corrected by their peers in sort of the same way as Wikipedia works.

10 Emerging technologies in E-learning

Adobe Captivate

Today we are introducing 10 emerging technologies in e-learning that educators and school management must know/understand for providing quality education for the children.

eLearning Tip: The Difference Between Copyright Free and Royalty Free

eLearning Brothers

Finding quality assets (images, sound effects, video, etc.) Another category to consider for finding quality assets that you can use commercially (or non-commercially) is “ Creative Commons ,” which has recently become more prevalent in the graphics world.

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Learner Generated Learning Content – Possibilities, Mechanics or Chaos ? Online Forum

Learning Cafe

Fast forward to now and we are increasingly consuming user generated content on YouTube, Facebooks, Blogs, Wikipedia etc. What about quality of content ? Thu, July 17, 2014 12 – 1 PM , Register. Remember the time we got our news and entertainment from traditional media such as TV, Newspapers and Radio and experts. This content is being generated by the same people who also work in our companies.

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How Could Students Make Online Learning More Productive

Your Training Edge

But keep in many that Wikipedia and other submission-based sites aren’t always a reliable source. A-writer.com – an online writing agency that offers top quality assistance with all types of academic assignments. Today’s generation was raised to be internet savvy.