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7 Elements of Human Centric IT [Infographic]

7 Elements of  Human Centric IT [Infographic] | Distance Ed Archive | Scoop.it

"Government IT leaders and knowledge workers are faced with the task to make smarter decisions at faster speeds and with fewer resources. As the government IT landscape continues to change, agencies must focus on human-centric IT solutions to improve their business functions. This means crafting IT systems that connect people to process to transform service delivery.

GovLoop has partnered with Pegasystems to develop the infographic below. The infographic, Defining Human-Centric IT,  will walk you through this new model of governance and highlight the benefits of a human-centric design. This is the way forward for government and is rapidly changing the role of the public sector employee and leading to improved services for citizens." from source: http://www.govloop.com

#agile #innovation #change-management #information-technology #IT #ITC #communications #collaboration #mobile #tablets #progress #ROI #adoption #Transformers #Traditionalists #Transformation #Not-invented-here


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This page points to a somewhat interactive infographic about 7  elements of human centric information technologies. While the target here is government, it is a model that can apply to any enterprise whether corporate or academic. The Traditionalists are those who do business as usual. Or else they are too busy being either time or financially constrained to try anything out of the track (rut) already planned. Whereas the Transformers are calculated risk takers who focus on the needs of their members/clients/audience. They adapt to and adopt new policies as well as new technologies. These changes will lead to further changes as they evaluate and move forward with their successes.

What I like about this infographic is that it presents a parallel viewpoint of the processes each culture uses for comparison. For example stage one: Traditionalist - "The Current Model leads to loss, error, and duplication; while the Transformer's tip 1 is to Think Big, Start Small. And so one.

Again consider this chart as a metaphor or model for your agency or enterprise. In some cases it is signing to the choir of transformers, on the other hand it may provide the Transformer guidance in approaching a Traditionalist Management process.

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Choosing a New CMS Checklist

Choosing a New CMS Checklist | Distance Ed Archive | Scoop.it

"Choosing a New CMS Checklist:

According to a new white paper, the first-generation CMS (1994-2004) was basically a brochure. Its pages were static and adding content was usually done by a webmaster, which limited new content. The second-generation CMS (2003-2010) had more dynamic websites, but was still not equipped to handle mobile content and maintenance costs were very high. The third-generation CMS (present) focuses on social, mobile, and cloud by making it easier to create content, integrate with social channels, and support new innovations.

 

So what should government agencies be thinking about as they select a new CMS? Below are a few considerations each agency should be thinking of, but for a complete check list, be sure to download Acquia's white paper: A Practical Guide to Selecting a CMS.
" from source: http://www.govloop.com

 

#CMS #ContentManagementSystem #GovLoop

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GovLoop is a Knowledge Network for Government, but also a great resource for people engaged in teaching or training online whether for an organization or corporation. This is a timely piece because as Amy points out, the current Content Management Systems are a moving target. Also, the post points to a number of resources to support her recommendations as well as links to more information about the processes. If you like this article and its resources, it may be worthwhile to you to go back to her first two posts on the topic.

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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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BlogSummarizer – your blog knowledge base companion

BlogSummarizer – your blog knowledge base companion | Distance Ed Archive | Scoop.it

"BlogSummarizer provides.

All your blog post are summarized and indexed and the summaries and keywords are organized into powerful and easy-to-use knowledge bases.

 

To display the content of a knowledge base, BlogSummarizer uses a powerful visualization engine. This engine generates on-demand visual summaries and visual knowledge maps. The visual summaries display the most relevant keywords with summaries, and the visual knowledge maps provide you with a comprehensive network of related blog posts based on the entire content of your knowledge base.

 

All visual summaries and visual knowledge maps are exportable to browsers, word editors, and mind mapping applications. You can publish your visual summaries and visual maps simply by embedding them in your blog and web pages.

 

Most importantly, the visual summaries and visual knowledge maps run on all computers and devices: PCs, Macs, Linux, tablets and smart phones. " from source: http://www.websummarizer.com/BlogSummarizer/

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This indexer and search engine creates a knowledge map which looks very much like a mind map to produce a tree of terms and summaries. 

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Digital Research Tools

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"This wiki collects information about tools and resources that can help scholars (particularly in the humanities and social sciences) conduct research more efficiently or creatively. Whether you need software to help you manage citations, author a multimedia work, or analyze texts, Digital Research Tools will help you find what you're looking for. We provide a directory of tools organized by research activity, as well as reviews of select tools in which we not only describe the tool's features, but also explore how it might be employed most effectively by researchers. - from source https://digitalresearchtools.pbworks.com/

If you are unfamiliar with some of the jargon, please see our Glossary page.

NOTE: This is an amazing resource for many eLearning tools that are categorized by functional area (e.g., collaboration, use mobile devices, take notes / annotate resources). It is a reference that deserves bookmarking.

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Mobile Learning Resources

Published Date: 10 August 2012
Author: Judy Brown
Source: 28th Annual Conference on Distance Teaching and Learning
URL: http://emerginged.com/index.html
Title: Learning in hand with mobile technology

 

Abstract/Quotes:
"Mobile devices continue to proliferate and revolutionize online teaching and learning. Judy Brown will provide a glimpse of current devices and their applications for effective instruction/training. She will share her vision of how these devices and apps will evolve to meet future learning needs. With the prediction of over 40 billion apps downloaded in 5 years, the relevant question will shift from, “Will these be used?” to “How do I efficiently find and use or build apps to extend learning?” -- the source

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Mobile Learning | Allen Communication - Corporate Training

Mobile Learning | Allen Communication - Corporate Training | Distance Ed Archive | Scoop.it

Archive of posts dealing with mobile learning.


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Mobile Learning On The Interwebs

Mobile Learning On The Interwebs | Distance Ed Archive | Scoop.it
Beginning with eSchool News Today. In today’s top story, Managing Editor Laura Devaney reports on what several experts had to say about planning successful mobile learning programs during an Apri...
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20 Eye-Opening Stats You Probably Didn't Know About Mobile Learning

20 Eye-Opening Stats You Probably Didn't Know About Mobile Learning | Distance Ed Archive | Scoop.it

"Still not convinced Mobile Learning is something your organization should evaluate? Consider these eye-opening statistics published by different organizations such as ASTD, iPass, Towards Maturity and Ambient Insight. Data from their most recent surveys reveals some interesting facts that you might be interested in.

 

We’ve collected these facts about mobile learning to make the case for why all of us (consumers and eLearning professionals alike) need to take notice of the implications of mobile in the learning industry. "

from source: http://fluency21.com/

 

#mLearning #smartphones #tablets #wireless #collaboration #statistics #teaching #training #working #instructional-design #instruction

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The list of twenty statistics about Mobile Learning come from reports by well known research companies, eLearning and Instructional Design organizations. The information covers a broad range of mobile platforms and how they are being used not only for training and education, but also for collaborative work. This article has many links to original sources that serve to provide the reader more in depth detail about the topics. This is a good resource in addition to being informative itself.

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Interview With David Pasillas

Interview With David Pasillas | Distance Ed Archive | Scoop.it

"David Pasillas is a professional photographer currently based in Santa Clara, CA. He shoots a variety of subjects...

 

David began shooting and developing black and white film at the age of 16. He was introduced to the possibilities of digital photography at 18, and finally, got a DSLR 10 years after his love for photography began. He has never taken a class for Photoshop and is completely self taught. His editing style has been influenced by fine art photographers, HDR photographers, and matte painters.

 

In this interview you’re going to learn more about how David approaches iPhoneography and what advice he has for other people who want to take great photos with the iPhone. "

from source: http://iphonephotographyschool.com


#iPhone #phonecamera #smartphone #mobilephotography #mobile #iPad #iPhonephotography #iPadPhotography

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In this interview you’re going to learn more about how David approaches iPhoneography and what advice he has for other people who want to take great photos with the iPhone. " from source: http://iphonephotographyschool.com
#iPhone #phonecamera #smartphone #mobilephotography #mobile #iPad #iPhonephotography #iPadPhotography

Notes: NOTE: This may be an odd post to include in my streams of suggestions. I plan to cross post it to a couple, so apologies up front to those who read the other Scoop.it sites of mine you see at the upper left of each home page.

This is an important and exciting interview. It reminds me of the book (yes paper book) "The Best Camera Is The One That's With You..." by Chase Jarvis ( http://amzn.to/1djbVwG ). The saturation of smart phone with cameras is phenomenal. Most people of all ages have one. So this applies not only to K-12 education, but also to Higher Ed and Corporate education/training as well. Not that everyone will become an artistic photographer, but that most people have access not only to cameras, but the ability to quickly share those images with their community or publicly. It should be noted that this is not limited to smart phone, but any mobile device like the growing number of tablets with cameras should read this interview as well. Living here near Washington DC I have watched more and more visitors of all ages and many different countries using their mobile phone and tablets instead of carrying around cameras these days.

One point not made in the article, but relevant to learning, note taking, education and training is that these mobile cameras can be used in novel ways to support those activities. There are applications to scan and convert snapped text into searchable content. There are apps that help people track spending with snapshots of receipts. Since I do not drink wine, I take a snap of the label for the wine my wife likes so I know what to get at the store. How about using mobile cameras to document "field trips", or document objects visually, or to shop by emailing a photo of that cabinet or dress to a friend to confirm it is the right one for you? You are only limited by your imagination whether student, instructor, or worker.

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UNESCO Mobile Learning Publications | United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

UNESCO Mobile Learning Publications | United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization | Distance Ed Archive | Scoop.it

"Today there are over six billion mobile phone subscriptions worldwide, and for every one person who accesses the internet from a computer two do so from a mobile device. Given the ubiquity and rapidly expanding functionality of mobile technologies, UNESCO is enthusiastic about their potential to improve and facilitate learning, particularly in communities where educational opportunities are scarce. This Working Paper Series scans the globe to illuminate the ways in which mobile technologies can be used to support the United Nations Education for All Goals; respond to the challenges of particular educational contexts; supplement and enrich formal schooling; and make learning more accessible, equitable, personalized and flexible for students everywhere." from source: http://www.unesco.org/

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This page includes four Mobile Learning Publications with numerous links to region specific content on mobile learning. Plus there are links to extensive bibliographic resources about mobile learning. This page is a great starting point for anyone looking into mobile learning and its impact on diverse communities of learners. A very worth while read and bookmark.

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Toward a mobile learning strategy

Toward a mobile learning strategy | Distance Ed Archive | Scoop.it

Based on the JISC Mobile Learning InfoKit, with my additional points based on recent developments in mobile learning as well as on our own observations through the Places mobile learning evaluation...

 

... In order for a school or university to strategically implement mobile learning, it must, as an institution:
> put learners at the centre
> ensure staff are on board and kept in the communication and policy loop
> consider cultural implications of employing technology often used for leisure
> consider cultural and other implications of expecting students to use their own equipment in their learning (in BYOD initiatives)
> consider cost including institutional wireless capacity, charging, and furniture in learning spaces
> plan for sustainability" from Source: http://placesmobile.wordpress.com/

 

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This blog post offers a good abstract for the JISC Mobile Learning Infokit. It points to the JISC content as well as other pointers on related works.

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moblearn: an agent for change: Mobile Learning Guidelines - essential reading for learning leaders

moblearn: an agent for change: Mobile Learning Guidelines - essential reading for learning leaders | Distance Ed Archive | Scoop.it

"Those nice folks at UNESCO continue to champion mobile learning. Earlier this year we praised their grass-roots style Mobile Learning Series, and now they have taken that one step further by developing a set of guidelines for policy makers and learning leaders to help them benefit from m-learning." -- from the Source

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Amazon.com: Head First Mobile Web (9781449302665): Lyza Danger Gardner, Jason Grigsby: Books

Amazon.com: Head First Mobile Web (9781449302665): Lyza Danger Gardner, Jason Grigsby: Books | Distance Ed Archive | Scoop.it

" Mobile web usage is exploding. Soon, more web browsing will take place on phones and tablets than PCs. Your business needs a mobile strategy, but where do you start? Head First Mobile Web shows how to use the web tech- nology you’re already familiar with to make sites and apps that work on any device of any size. Put your JavaScript, CSS media query, and HTML5 skills to work, and then optimize your site to perform its best in the demanding mobile market. Along the way, you’ll discover how to adapt your business strategy to target specific devices.
    (1) Navigate the increasingly complex mobile landscape
    (2) Take both technical and strategic approaches to mobile web design
    (3) Use the latest development techniques—including Responsive Web Design and server-side device detection with WURFL
    (4) Learn quickly through images, puzzles, stories, and quizzes

 
  We think your time is too valuable to waste struggling with new concepts. Using the latest research in cognitive science and learning theory to craft a multi-sensory learning experience, Head First Mobile Web uses a visually rich format designed for the way your brain works, not a text-heavy approach that puts you to sleep." - from the source

 

NOTE: This book is a common sense approach to preparing web apps and content not only for today's mobile environment, but also how to plan for the unknown future devices and environment. It does expect one to have some knowledge of web programming, but I did not find it over whelming. This is a worthwhile read.

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Mobile Matters for Blended Learning -- THE Journal

Mobile Matters for Blended Learning -- THE Journal | Distance Ed Archive | Scoop.it
In the third installment of their monthly column, blended learning experts Michael B. Horn and Heather Staker address BYOD and other mobile device strategies for blended learning.

 

"...Are bring your own device (BYOD) policies a high-tech classroom distraction, or are they key to broadening access and creating personalized blended-learning experiences for students?

 

Early reports indicate some of both. The implications of schools allowing smartphones and iPads on campus differ significantly depending on whether schools use the devices to create technology-rich traditional classrooms or to extend access to transformative blended-learning models to far more students.... " - from the Source

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