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Why (And How) Distance Learning Needs To Change - Edudemic

Why (And How) Distance Learning Needs To Change - Edudemic | Distance Ed Archive | Scoop.it
The rise of distance learning has been slow and steady for years now. Things need to change though. Here's a bulleted list of how and why.

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Broadband, Blended, and Online Learning | Faces of Innovation

Profiling American innovators who have developed the apps, systems, and tools that improve lives using America’s fast, reliable broadband networks.
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What Does It Take To Land A Job In 2013?

What Does It Take To Land A Job In 2013? | Distance Ed Archive | Scoop.it
It's no secret that our modern-day workforce competition is fierce, especially for career beginners and recent college graduates.
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The instructional-design Daily

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The instructional-design Daily, by gregwilliams123: updated automatically with a curated selection of articles, blog posts, videos and photos. (The instructional-design Daily is out!
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Optimizing Informal Learning Spaces: Ten Tips for Universities - Getting Smart by Guest Author - blended learning, design, edchat, Higher education, spaces

Optimizing Informal Learning Spaces: Ten Tips for Universities - Getting Smart by Guest Author - blended learning, design, edchat, Higher education, spaces | Distance Ed Archive | Scoop.it

Engagement is about learning, not just a transfer of knowledge. With the rise of the digital, diverse, and distributed student, common spaces are emerging as transitional “third places” to gather and collaborate on campuses across the country. Now, it’s more important than ever to make every university space an active learning space- be it media labs, libraries, or lounge areas.

 

These informal spaces should offer student’s a range of places and the choice and control to select the best environment for their needs. Throughout the semester or even within the same day, students need spaces that support focused, individual study, dyadic work or large team collaborative projects.

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As we move forward in various forms of groupings, clusters, work groups, topics (making, seminar method, etc., etc.

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GSA Training Programs

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"GSA offers a wide variety of training for managers and employees throughout the federal government, including web-based, self-training tools and on-site events nationwide.
Contracts and Acquisitions – Extensive self-service training on the web, including:
> GSA Schedules Training
> Federal Acquisition Institute"
-- from source: http://www.gsa.gov/portal

 

#acquisitions #training #education #online #web-based

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It is worth noting that many of these courses are open to the public. I have attended one traditional classroom based session and found it very helpful for my work.

 

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The Quiet Realization of Ivan Illich's Ideas in the Contemporary Commons Movement | David Bollier

The Quiet Realization of Ivan Illich's Ideas in the Contemporary Commons Movement | David Bollier | Distance Ed Archive | Scoop.it

"Many Americans have not heard of the commons except in connection with the word “tragedy.”  We’ve all heard the famous tragedy of the commons parable.  It holds that any shared resource invariably gets over-exploited and ruined.  Since the “tragedy meme” appeared in a famous 1968 essay by Garrett Hardin, it has been drummed into the minds of undergraduates in economics, sociology and political science classes.  It serves as a secular catechism to propagandize the virtues of private property and so-called free markets. 

Thanks to the tragedy smear, most people don’t realize that the commons is in fact a success story – that it is a durable artifact of human history, that it is a way to effectively manage shared resources, and that it lies at the heart of a growing political and cultural movement."


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Elinor Ostrom won her economics Nobel Prize for her work on "governing the commons" -- demonstrating that "tragedy" was not inevitable when groups of people are faced with managing common pool resources. She also pointed out that neither socialism-style State ownership nor unregulated privatization were necessarily the only or best routes to well-managed commons. David Bollier has done a service by making this argument, and for reminding us of the pioneering work of Ivan Illich, who was mentor to California governor Jerry Brown, Stewart Brand, and many others.

Vivianne Amaral's curator insight, August 12, 2013 7:20 PM

A presença de Ivan Illich nas novas formas de viver e produzir. 

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Emergent learning as a landscape

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"The aim  is to explore ways to visualise what happens in MOOCs, or related open learning event, courses, etc, using the Footprints of Emergence template, based on a work captured in the open wiki which shows how 3D ‘footprints’ are used to map out the dynamics of learning. In any learning community, there is always a need to balance the acquisition of knowledge with the creation of new knowledge. This 3D learning landscape is a model for exploring the relationship between prescribed and emergent learning in any given curriculum.

The graphic is a map – it is metaphorically a 3D landscape, or a 3D topography – of a learning environment. It has a ‘valley’ (the dark blue zone in the central circle) an exposed plateaux (the lighter central zone) , an increasingly steep slope (the outer zone), and a very steep slope, down, in the thin, dark zone just before the edge (of ‘chaos’)."

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Principles of Training

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This is a PowerPoint presentation that describes and defines the principles of training in relation to improving components of exercise. The following principles are covered within the presentation: Specificity Progressive overload Rest Recovery ...
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ELearning an Ideal Platform for Cross Cultural Training

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Business organizations operating in multiple cultures and countries are opting eLearning, now let's see role of eLearning in cross culture training.Read more › (#ELearning an Ideal Platform for Cross #Cultural Training
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Designing learning for mobile: Theatre for a Change | Institute of ...

Designing learning for mobile: Theatre for a Change | Institute of ... | Distance Ed Archive | Scoop.it
Theatre for a Change (TFAC) is a London-based charity engaged in training teachers to give instruction to middle- and high-school age students about reproductive health issues. TFAC is active in African countries including ...
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20+ Ways to Enhance Team Work in your Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

20+ Ways to Enhance Team Work in your Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Distance Ed Archive | Scoop.it
RT @jtoufi: Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 20+ Ways to Enhance Team Work in your Class http://t.co/vwfhTZAf0O
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eLearning Weekly newsletter

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eLearning Weekly - free newsletter on #eLearning edited by @cpappas, founder of @elearnindustry: http://t.co/R4YqQHqiFW
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Leading Voices in Higher Education: David Helfand Lecture

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Undergraduate Education for the New Millenium: Starting From Scratch President of Quest University Canada David Helfand discussed modern problems with...
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Training | FAI Home Page

Training | FAI Home Page | Distance Ed Archive | Scoop.it

"The Federal Acquisition Institute provides resources to acquisition professionals at every stage of their career. Through our online training, classroom training, and partnerships with accredited institutions, acquisition professionals are able to obtain the skills necessary to further their professional career."
-- from source: http://www.fai.gov/

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Duly Noted: Practical Note Taking Tips From The Pros

Duly Noted: Practical Note Taking Tips From The Pros | Distance Ed Archive | Scoop.it
Why is proper note taking important? According to Utah State University, information recorded in lecture notes has a 34 percent chance of being recalled later, whereas information not contained in notes is only recalled at a 5 percent rate.
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Instructional Designing: The kemp model - by Dr Pandula Siribaddana - Helium

".. the ‘kemp model’ in Instructional Designing, has broken the shackles of confinement and inter-dependability and thus gave the designers the much needed freedom in designing an effective instructional process. Therefore, it has become one of the most widely used models in the field of ‘ID’ or ‘Instructional Designing’.

 

Even though mentioned as ‘kemp model’, many literature refer to the model as Morrison, Rose and Kemp model or ‘MRK model’. In this model, there are nine elements of the ID process and all nine elements are enclosed in two ovals. The outer oval contains the overall steps in ‘Planning’, ‘project management’, ‘Support services’ and ‘Summative evaluations’. The inner oval includes, ‘Revision’ and ‘Formative evaluation’. These two highlight the fact that these steps needs to be followed through out the process of ID, and it will be a constant evaluation and revision till all the elements are finalized."

-- from source: http://www.helium.com/

 

#ISD #eLearning #kemp_model #Instructional_design

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Designing Better Libraries » Small Details of the Library Experience May Matter the Most

"In his new book Microinteractions Dan Saffer encourages us to focus more on the small details that add up to the bigger moments of our user experience. In other words, the success of the outcome of the product or service is in the details. The microinteractions are the small elements of the overall process or service that can determine its unique features that make for a great experience. Microinteractions include functions such as silencing a cell phone, filling out a webform as part of a larger process (e.g., requesting an article from the library), or any small component of a larger experience. Saffer shares a good story about how a cell phone alarm ruined a concert because its owner didn’t know that the phone issued a time alarm even when set to silent mode. The design of that feature is perhaps a good one but its existence, or how to override it, certainly wasn’t clear to the phone’s owner

 

There are four parts to the microinteraction:

1. A trigger that initiates it; something the user has to do such as pressing a switch or choosing an option.

2. A rule that governs the operation of the trigger; when a light switch is turned to on (the trigger) the rule states that the light stays on until the switch is set to off.

3. Feedback that the rules generate; visuals, sounds or sensations that let you know the rule is operational – such as the light that goes on when the switch is flipped or the visual cue that informs you the form was submitted.

4. Loops and modes that make up the microinteraction’s metarules; think of them as smaller helper functions that support the microinteraction, such as a sub-function to change the location for a function that provides a weather report."
-- from source: http://dbl.lishost.org/

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This article is one that explores the concept that it is the little things in life that count. Somewhat like the "butterfly" in China of Chaos theory that by waggling it's wings creates weather change across the globe.

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Does Digital Scholarship Have a Future? (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu

Does Digital Scholarship Have a Future? (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu | Distance Ed Archive | Scoop.it
EDUCAUSE Review Online

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Can Knowledge Sharing Transform Learning?

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Josh Bersin | Chief Learning Officer As the corporate learning industry has evolved in the past few years, we now spend a lot of time talking about Gen X and millennials' learning styles,... (Can Knowledge Sharing Transform Learning?
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Why Social Media is Important for Leaders

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Why is social media important for leaders? Social media allows leaders to extend their influence.

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Cruise Line Class's curator insight, August 29, 2013 6:18 AM

Great article...thank you for sharing with us Susan!

 

With the majority of the organizations that I work with the top execs still seem to have limited online presence.  It is true that are so busy keeping up with their operation, and prioritize the face-to-face as well as traditional methods.

 

Also, depending on the position -- they need to be careful on what they can post.  What advice do you have for the top level execs who do want to influence online without having to jump through hoops with PR/Marketing/Legal to approve their posts?

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Education 3.0 and the Pedagogy (Andragogy,... | in the cloud

Education 3.0 and the Pedagogy (Andragogy,... | in the cloud | Distance Ed Archive | Scoop.it
Education 3.0 and the Pedagogy (Andragogy, Heutagogy) of Mobile Learning The evolution of the web from Web 1.0 to Web 2.0 and now to Web 3.0 can be used a metaphor of how education should also be evolving, as a movement based on the evolution...
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Video communication apps and mobile learning - Nik's Learning ...

Video communication apps and mobile learning - Nik's Learning ... | Distance Ed Archive | Scoop.it
One of the great things about mobile devices such as tablets, iPads and phones is that most modern devices have good quality cameras and microphones built in. This opens up a really wide range of potential for ...
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The Evolution of Training – Has Your LMS Kept Up?

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The advent of social learning has led to virtual classrooms where learners from around the world have an opportunity to participate in experiences (The Evolution of #Training � Has Your LMS Kept Up?
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The Ultimate eLearning Workout – Absorb, Do, Co...

The Ultimate eLearning Workout – Absorb, Do, Co... | Distance Ed Archive | Scoop.it
Learn what you can do in order to make a killer courses with a small amount of effort. Learn the essential activities to effective eLearning. (The Ultimate eLearning Workout – Absorb, Do, Connect!
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