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KPCB Internet Trends 2013

The latest edition of the annual Internet Trends report finds continued robust online growth. There are now 2.4 billion Internet users around the world, and the
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"The latest edition of the annual Internet Trends report finds continued robust online growth. There are now 2.4 billion Internet users around the world, and the total continues to grow apace. Mobile usage is expanding rapidly, while the mobile advertising opportunity remains largely untapped. The report reviews the shifting online landscape, which has become more social and content rich, with expanded use of photos, video and audio. Looking ahead, the report finds early signs of growth for wearable computing devices, like glasses, connected wrist bands and watches - and the emergence of connected cars, drones and other new platforms." Note 117 slides - from source: http://www.slideshare.net/

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Research for Practitioners: How Expert Designers Design by Angela van Barneveld : Learning Solutions Magazine

Research for Practitioners: How Expert Designers Design by Angela van Barneveld : Learning Solutions Magazine | Distance Ed Archive | Scoop.it

"The contexts of academic and corporate designers are different—the cultures are different, and the organizational goals and objectives are different. While prioritization of design principles for successful projects in academic versus corporate setting may differ, the actual principles are quite consistent across both." from source: http://www.learningsolutionsmag.com

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This article briefly summarizes a study by Paul Kirschner, Chad Carr, and Jeroen van Merrienboer based on the question: "What do instructional designers actually do when designing competency-based learning environments?" It includes useful information with comparisons of corporate versus academic instructional design based on two experiments by the authors.

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Storyboard ing for e-learning: Challenges and tips | E-Learning Academy

Storyboard ing for e-learning: Challenges and tips | E-Learning Academy | Distance Ed Archive | Scoop.it

Published Date: July 21, 2012
Source: e-Learning Academy blog

URL: http://www.elearningacademy.com.au/blog/2012/07/storyboarding-elearning/

Title: Storyboarding for E-Learning: Challenges and Tips

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"The storyboard is a representation of content, visual design, interactivity, navigation, narration etc in soft copy form. For examples of storyboards, check out Connie Malamed’s blog. Storyboards are used by the instructional designer (ID) to:
> Gain agreement with the subject matter expert (SME) on the design approach of the e-learning course
> Provide instruction to the e-learning developer on how the course is to be authored into a multimedia format." -- from the Source

NOTE: This article begins with a diagram as the base for the topic and then provides tips and links to resources. There are other resources provided in the comment section at the bottom of the blog article.

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Knowledge Management and E-Learning (9781439837252) - book available now

Knowledge Management and E-Learning (9781439837252) - book available now | Distance Ed Archive | Scoop.it

Edited by Jay Liebowitz and Michael S Frank:

 

"The book's first part looks at KM practices in e-learning and covers techniques and methodologies. The second part contains several case studies looking at applications of KM to e-learning in businesses, government agencies, and universities in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, U.K., and Europe. The book concludes with a summary of future trends by experts at these organizations. This book ties knowledge management (KM) with e-learning as complementary approaches, highlighting the leading and emerging work being accomplished in this space. These chapters explain knowledge capture, retention, transfer, and sharing."

http://c69.co/13968517

 


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Karen du Toit's curator insight, June 7, 2013 7:24 AM

Future trends in KM explored as well!

Ken Keiser's curator insight, June 10, 2013 11:08 AM

I will have to look into this book to see whether it meets my needs. My organization has an interest in both aspects of KM and e-learning, for internal purposes as well as our constituents and customers.

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Project Aims to Bring PLoS-Style Openness to the Humanities - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Project Aims to Bring PLoS-Style Openness to the Humanities - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Distance Ed Archive | Scoop.it

"Open access isn't just for scientists. Opening up research is an idea that appeals to more and more humanists and social scientists. The trick has been how those fields can support the open sharing of research.

 

Several recent publishing ventures and platforms, including the Open Humanities Press and Anvil Academic, are investigating how to bring more open-access journals and monographs online. A brand-spanking-new nonprofit organization, called the Open Library of Humanities, aims to create a humanities-and-social-sciences version of the successful Public Library of Science, or PLoS ( http://www.plos.org/ ), which in the past decade has established itself as a major presence in open-access, peer-reviewed scientific publishing. Like PLoS, the Open Library of Humanities, or OLH, will be peer-reviewed." - from source: http://chronicle.com/

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This is a significant in that it illustrates just how much the Humanities are moving forward in the open movement as well as expanding their digital footprint. It's role model the Public Library of Science ( http://www.plos.org/ ) has proven it's value with various platforms and channels such as journals, blogs, networks, Hubs, Collection and News Aggregation. So, the Public Library of Humanities should prove a great resource and nexus for the increasing digital resources for Digital Humanists everywhere.

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Learning Technology Blog: E-Learning and the pencil metaphor

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"I spend much of my time whittling away at the Wood while being poked by one or two Leaders and Sharp ones. There is, however, a missing component; those that are somewhere between the Ferrules and the Wood; they don't want tried and tested modes being compromised by untrusted methods. This is the action zone in my view, where we can maintain and extend excellence in teaching, learning and assessment. We, as Learning Technology champions, should not let the elegant design of the pencil undermine our impact." - Martin King, Author

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ghbrett's comment, August 17, 2012 10:22 AM
This is an interesting visual take on the traditional diffusion or adoption curve of early adopters > adopters > laggards in the use or implementation of new ideas, technology, etc., etc.. I think Martin's quote is apt, but a challenge.