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Tonya Thomas

eLearning Guild Research: What Are the Benefits of Social Learning? by Patti Shank : Le... - 19 views

  • “zone of proximal development” (ZPD)
  • Consider for a moment the repercussions, for example, of helping people in your workplace get up to speed on a new system implementation.
  • This is expensive, of course. But even more problematic, it’s likely that the classes would be held prior to the implementation, and then people would forget much of what they learned by the time the implementation occurred
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  • you could try another scenario, which better fits the way people learn
  • keep a number of volunteers across the organization well trained, then provide asynchronous training and performance support tools for the new system and allow these local volunteers to support people at their site.
  • Bandura is the person whom we can credit with the actual phrase “social learning.”
Tonya Thomas

The eLearning Guild : Informal Learning Report 2012 - 0 views

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    "Are you spending the bulk of your employee training resources building courses? If so, it's time to rethink your strategy. In this new Perspectives report from Guild Research, author Patti Shank examines informal workplace learning. How can you support it? How can you measure it? One thing's for sure: Your company needs it. "
Roland Gesthuizen

BBC News - School ICT to be replaced by computer science programme - 3 views

  • "Instead of children bored out of their minds being taught how to use Word or Excel by bored teachers, we could have 11-year-olds able to write simple 2D computer animations," he said.
  • "Children are being forced to learn how to use applications, rather than to make them. They are becoming slaves to the user interface and are totally bored by it,"
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    The current programme of information and communications technology (ICT) study in England's schools will be scrapped from September, the education secretary has announced. It will be replaced by an "open source" curriculum in computer science and programming designed with the help of universities and industry.
Ruth Howard

Misadventures in Learning - 38 views

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    Everything you really want to know about contemporary mobile and informal learning includes backchannels from various conferences huge variry of links incredibly thorough archive and curation. Plenty on social media best practice here too.
Paul McKean

Jolicloud - 91 views

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    Jolicloud connects you to all of your favorite online apps, social media, videos, photos and files from any computer in the world. http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/
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    Jolicloud - Virtual Desktop http://bit.ly/jBLZjh #cloud #edtech #elearning #bookmark #share #collaborate #tech
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    We are hoping to go the Jolicloud route this coming school year. Is anyone out there using it? Comments, critiques and suggestions welcome.
Sarah Horrigan

Phil's JISC CETIS blog» Blog Archive » Repositories and the Open Web - 9 views

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    On the 19 April, in London CETIS are holding a meeting in London on Repositories and the Open Web. The theme of the meeting is how repositories and social sharing / web 2.0 web sites compare as hosts for learning materials: how well does each facilitate the tasks of resource discovery and resource management; what approaches to resource description do the different approaches take; and are there any lessons that users of one approach can draw from the other?
John Lustig

Top 100 Tools for Learning 2009 - 84 views

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    #1 = Twitter
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