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Top 5 Technology Trends | Drive Business Successfully - 0 views

    Top 5 Technology Trends That Will Drive Business Success In 2018. Enterprises new technologies in order to drive their business to new heights like AI, Blockchain, Cloud Computing, IoT etc.
    Top 5 Technology Trends That Will Drive Business Success In 2018. Enterprises new technologies in order to drive their business to new heights like AI, Blockchain, Cloud Computing, IoT etc.
Damita Majette

Assistive Technology: A Necessity for Student Success - Education Futures: Emerging Tre... - 0 views

Jodie Bramel

BYOD & Blended Learning: Educational Best Practices for the 21st Century | - 6 views

    Here is my ScoopIt magazine on BYOD and Blended learning
Paul Jinks

MOOC pedagogy: the challenges of developing for Coursera | ALT Online Newsletter - 3 views

  • Firstly there is the issue of digital mimicry.  The Coursera platform, alongside rival Stanford start-up Udacity and the non-profit venture ‘edX’ from Harvard and MIT, currently hosts courses that are broadly conservative in terms of online educational practices.  All of these MOOC platforms appear to justify their status by promoting curricula that are equivalent to campus-based courses, with a strong focus on content delivery and an emphasis on the rigor and formality of their assessment methods.  However, some of the most interesting and innovative practices in online education have emerged by challenging these very ideas; loosening institutional control of learning outcomes and assessment criteria, shifting from a focus on content delivery to a foregrounding of process, community and learning networks, and working with more exploratory assessment methods – digital and multimodal assignments, peer assessment and group assignments, for example.
  • For a team who are often concerned with questioning the uncritical emulation of conventional offline practices in the digital domain, there seem to be opportunities here to experiment with the Coursera platform to productively challenge prevailing course models.
  • The question of scale also highlights another core issue we have been concerned with in our conventional online teaching – that of contact and dialogue between tutors and students, and between students themselves. We would hold that this is what drives good online education: contact may be heavily mediated, but it is still there, and it is still the key determinant of generative teaching and high levels of student satisfaction
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  • Within this scenario, the persona of the course tutor can become more that of a celebrity with an almost talismanic status than a present, real teacher. In our conventional online teaching we’ve worked hard to maintain and build the role of the teacher in the face of a tendency – driven by a sometimes uncritical emphasis on learner-centredness – to push the role into the background. So we are keen to avoid both the over-celebratory fetishizing of the teacher associated with some MOOCs, and the tendency to see the technology as allowing us to write the teacher out of the equation altogether. We want to explore how a MOOC pedagogy might work with a construction of the teacher that has an immediacy that can succeed at scale.
  • We also feel it’s an important opportunity to participate in an emerging pedagogical mode that is significantly under-theorised.  The University of Edinburgh’s partnership with Coursera presents us with an opportunity to research the new and sometimes uncomfortable territory that the MOOC foregrounds, a prospect that will allow us to engage meaningfully, critically, and productively with the shifting landscapes of open education.  MOOCs currently have enough devotees to generate a real swell of enthusiasm in academia.  However if they are to develop and mature longer term, they need to be researched and subjected to serious scholarly and analytic work.
  • We are attempting to develop a course which initiates reading, critical viewing of films and structured discussion as the primary pedagogical activities.  Visual artefacts will be generated, and employed as a means of building dialogue and debate around key e-learning themes. We hope to encourage the kinds of spaces that participants can both contribute to and, crucially, take ownership of.  Participatory practices and customs in the wider social web are integral to this approach, and we’re interested in how the pedagogical modes operating within platforms like Coursera can be productively extended to create more open learning spaces, integrating our work with public services and sites beyond the platform. We are also concerned with exploring whether the visual practices foregrounded in digital media use might challenge the dominance of text, and its associated forms of knowledge, in established academic traditions.  With this in mind, assessing participation is something to which we will take a creative and visual approach, focusing on peer-assessment techniques over the automated MCQ strategies that are most-used in Coursera MOOCs.  One of the real challenges with the MOOC format is the extent to which it can be sensitive towards the kinds of assessment methods that underpin many humanities and social science disciplines.
    Fascinating piece by the University of Edinburgh team launching an online course with Coursera in the new year. Really uplifting to see them holding fast to their values and principles and trying to express these in the MOOC context. 
Paul Jinks

Daphne Koller: What we're learning from online education | Video on - 2 views

    Coursera founder talks about their pedagogy and the potential of their approach. Doesn't talk about attrition rates! 
Paul Jinks

Elitismo de masas | Sociedad | EL PAÍS - 0 views

    Trends in HE: increasing cost of tuition, free offerings of coursera etc, OER enabling low-cost HE courses.
Debi Griggs

New trends in academic staff development : reflective journals, teaching portfolios, ac... - 4 views

    Short discussion of the trend towards and the value of reflection in higher-ed.
Stephen Reznak

Key Trends for 2012: New Era of Personal Learning is Transforming the Training Industry... - 0 views

  • For the very first time, learners have the ability to take control of his or her own learning experience.
  • what’s responsible for this shift in the learning landscape? 
  • the advent of new technologies
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  • search engines have become the most competitive technology to the training profession
  • social platforms,
  • the Internet has become the first option as they take greater responsibility for their own learning experience
  • Savvy training organizations are adjusting to this new era by creating personal learning environments and other initiatives aimed at assisting both learners and companies.
  • conservative spending practices will resume in 2012.
  • large and established training suppliers will again be the winners in 2012 while independent trainers and consultants continue to persevere.
  • predicts that companies will increase spend an average of 2% more on training in 2012 than in 2011, a growth rate that mirrors the overall U.S. Gross Domestic Product.
  • estimates the global market for training services to grow to $292 billion in 2012,
  • We expect higher than average spend in sales and IT training to support strategic business investments
  • Corporate training departments continue to feel the uncertainty of the global economy.
  • Competition is also heating up among higher strata suppliers as they are dealing with the fact that many educational institutions have entered the corporate market.
  • a bearish outlook for job growth within the training profession
  • the search engine
  • user-friendly portals that feature highly customized content.
  • Personal Learning Environments (PLE).
  • the next generation of learning management systems
  • personal learning environments are defining a new relationship between the training professional and today’s learner.
  • to deliver training in a variety of modalities preferred by any learner including laptops, mobile devices or video.
  • PLEs,
  • are highly personalized portals
  • recognize individual users and their preferences and provide them with highly customized experiences.
  • driving the trend is the massive increase in social media and the access to informal learning content.
  • Allowing workforces to gain greater access to informal knowledge-based content is clearly the objective of most organizations.
  • That means providing a platform that enables learners to discuss and share relevant content, but which also incorporates tools that allow content to be measured, monitored and controlled for accuracy and timeliness.
  • The spirit of competition not only makes learning more enjoyable, it increases retention and boosts all important time-to-competency measurements.
  • gaming is not just a training phenomenon. It is a social and marketing phenomenon
  • Everyone wants to be recognized for their achievements.
  • games incentivize employees to learn and accomplish more skills, which raises competency levels throughout the organization.
  • Retaining and protecting corporate knowledge is a critical objective for any company,
  • trainers are wise to endorse and encourage them within recognition activities.
  • Trainers need to recognize that people are incentivized in ways other than learning.
  • key strategy for talent retention is in new hire, or on-boarding programs.
  • Whenever a talented individual leaves for another opportunity, more than that person’s skills and career potential are lost. Knowledge and intellectual property leaves also.
  • highly mobile and globally competitive corporate culture,
  • companies are accelerating efforts to identify and retain high potential talent.
  • priority begins with differentiating high potential employees earlier, and channeling them into customized, and oftentimes, fast-track programs that emphasize training and advancement opportunities.
  • social media has demonstrated that business professionals long for other forms of recognition.
  • first and best opportunity to reach top talent.
  • top talent quickly perceives the difference between good and bad.
  • 2012 will continue to see consolidation among suppliers of training products and services,
  • Our industry is an incredibly fragmented and diversified market of training suppliers, which is always an indicator that mergers and acquisitions will be the norm.
  • Consolidation is also a trend among buyers of training services.
  • the strategy is to consolidate redundant processes, technologies and organizations to minimize duplicate and wasteful spending. 
  • buyers consolidate suppliers.
  • involves selective outsourcing.
  • bulk of business process outsourcing (BPO) in the training space
  • a common myth that social learning is an open, free-for-all world where learners go online, communicate with peers, and comment about what they’ve learned.
  • the highest quality social learning environments are differentiated by the continued involvement of facilitators and instructors.
  • Contrary to the myth that the instructor is going away because of e-learning, the reality is the instructor is still with us, and they are not going anywhere any time soon.
    An analysis of present and future trends in the corporate training industry.
    Interesting read on current and future challenges in the world of corporate training.
Kristina (Kris) Peachey (AAS/NZAS)

5 K-12 E-Learning Trends -- THE Journal - 2 views

    An article predicting the top five trends to watch in 2012 regarding elearning and K-12 education.
Paul Jinks - The personal blog of Futurist Thomas Frey » Blog Archiv... - 1 views

    Legacy management isn't something I've seen referred to directly as a skill for the future. It's something that gave me pause for thought. The other 7 skills are more familiar at least to me. A stimulating piece.
Dan Davies - 3 views

    Horizon Report
Paul Jinks

George Siemens: At the threshold, higher education, complexity and change - 1 views

    Interesting presentation on the present situation of higher education with regards to the influence of the Internet and online networks.
Dennis OConnor

the SOURCE on Community College Issues, Trends and Strategies - 1 views

  • The SOURCE provides links to timely, relevant and meaningful information about community colleges that are published inside nine SOURCE Silos. In addition, the SOURCE writes and publishes unique, well-researched information about community colleges that is published inside the SOURCE Library.
Kevin Schuchmann

Google Trends - 2 views

    Search Engine trends from Google. I like referring back to this page every so often for current trends.
Jodi Thesing-Ritter

Web Trends - 3 views

    What has changed in the last 10 years in web development? Features the top ten web applications of the decade.
Jodi Thesing-Ritter

Web 2.0 apps get slicker, more social - 4 views

    Summary of Web 2.0 technology, the enhanced features, and new trends in the industry
Carolyn Jenkins

The Future of Online Teaching and Learning in Higher Education: The Survey Sa... - 0 views

    • Carolyn Jenkins
      Future of online teaching and learning = linking pedagogy, technology, and learner needs
  • Such responses indicate that respondents still see learning as content-driven, not based on social interactions and distributed intelligence. The emphasis remains on a knowledge-transmission approach to education, not one rich in peer feedback, online mentoring, or cognitive apprenticeship.
  • significant gap separated preferred and actual online instructional practices.
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  • Although some discussions in the literature relate to effective practices in the use of emerging technologies for online education, empirical evidence to support or refute the effectiveness of such technologies, or, perhaps more importantly, guidance on how to use such tools effectively based on empirical evidence, is lacking.
  • online survey
  • 42 questions grouped into three sections related to the current status and future trends of online education in higher educatio
  • 12,000 who received the e-mail request, 562 completed the surve
  • Again, the focus was on enhancing content and associated content delivery, not on the social interactions, cross-cultural exchanges, or new feedback channels that wider bandwidth could offer.
  • Given the demand for online learning, the plethora of online technologies to incorporate into teaching, the budgetary problems, and the opportunities for innovation, we argue that online learning environments are facing a "perfect e-storm," linking pedagogy, technology, and learner needs.2
  • Such responses indicate that higher education institutions might be wise to explore certificate and short-program offerings rather than full degree programs.
  • enhancing pedagogy is perhaps the most important factor in navigating the perfect e-storm
  • respondents said that training students to self-regulate their learning (22 percent) was needed most, followed by better measures of student readiness (17 percent), better evaluation of student achievement (17 percent), and better CMSs to track student learning. Nine percent said additional technology training is needed.
  • learning outcomes and pedagogical skills.
  • most important skills for an online instructor during the next few years will be how to moderate or facilitate learning and how to develop or plan for high-quality online courses (see Table 2).
  • online instructors are moderators or facilitators of student learning.26
  • findings also indicated that, in general, respondents envisioned the Web in the next few years more as a tool for virtual teaming or collaboration, critical thinking, and enhanced student engagement than as an opportunity for student idea generation and expression of creativity. This is not surprising, given that most instruction in higher education is focused on consumption and evaluation of knowledge, not on the generation of it.
  • Perhaps online training departments and units need to offer more examples of how to successfully embed creative and generative online tasks and activities.
    Survey of on-line educators to learn what they think are the future on-line teaching and learning trends
Pam Rezac

Training Method Trends : eLearning Technology - 1 views

    Sept. 8, 2008. Dr. Tony Karrer
    I'm not sure which direction I am heading as far as my career path; I want to keep up on how e-learning is being used in the business world. This is a great overview of training resources and trends.
John Lyle

10 Ways Social Media Will Change in 2009 - ReadWriteWeb - 1 views

  • But social media today is a pure mess: it has become a collection of countless features, tools, and applications fighting for a piece of the pie.
    This article makes me wonder how organizations will capitalize on social media and consumerize it.????
    Critique of today's social media climate.
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