Posts Tagged education
- What is in store for the LMS Space – As our ways of learning continue to change, we need an LMS that can better capture the myriad of learning methods we use.
- Adaptive learning software is replacing textbooks and upending American education. Should we welcome it? –
Greetings All! It has been a while since I’ve had the time to put up a proper blog post, but a colleague of mine has an upcoming webinar that I want to tell you about. It is all about converting existing classroom courses to e-learning (or blended solutions) and it is spot on for a lot of the work I find myself doing these days.
His name is Pat Smith and he is the principal at EnvolveMedia, a performance improvement company that specializes in the development of e-learning and the production of webinars and large online learning events. I’ve had the benefit of working with Pat or a wide range of projects over the last few years. His experience and expertise is a huge value-add to any project. He is especially good at converting higher-order learning objectives into engaging and effective e-learning simulations and interactions.
Pat’s webinar, Translating Brick & Mortar Courses for a Virtual Delivery, will be held on February 17, 2015 at 3:00pm (Eastern).
- Six Ways to Foster Innovation in the Learning Field – Juxtaposition, Non-Traditional Thinking, Multiple Attempts, New Network Connections, Bring in Those New to the Field, and Vendors.
- The Changing Nature of Workplace Learning – Two posts influence reflection on how workplace learning is changing. From the post: "While the former reflects the redesigning of workplace as a physical manifestation of this change with its focus on enabling communities and collaboration, the second one squarely focuses on empowering autonomous learning and facilitating the building of trusted networks."
- Collaborative eLearning and mLearning Creation – A collaborative SaaS solution for developing eLearning? I'm anxious to try it out!
- eLearning Technology: Flash Dead for eLearning – This has HUGE implications for e-learning developers. I have been uncomfortable with Flash based on the fact that its closed design undermines SEO and network effects. Apples lack of support continues to concern me as learning goes mobile (and the world goes iPad). And now that Adobe is dropping Flash for HTML5 it is time for us all to re-think our e-learning development foundations.
- Why we crave creativity but reject creative ideas – Some science to back up the resistance we all encounter when leading change or introducing new ideas.
- Search Engines Change How Memory Works | Wired Science | Wired.com – Our brave new world's impact on the plasticity of the human mind continues.
- Friends Don’t Let Friends Take Education Advice From Peter Thiel – Peter Thiel's experiment is certainly raising hackles here and there. It will be interesting to see how it plays out. I do agree with his "education bubble" thesis, but I don't know that his experiment makes sense or will prove anything.
- Ruby for kids – I haven't tried it out yet but this site is building good buzz for helping kids unleash their inner developer.
- MIT OpenCourseWare Turns 10: What’s Next for Open Education? – An early paragon of Learning 2.0 turns 10. It is really amazing what is available to anyone with Internet access and a passion for learning.
- Stanford’s Entrepreneurship Corner: Podcasts – A treasure trove of "on the commute" learning for entrepreneurs and OD professionals alike.
- Can We Change the Web’s Culture of Nastiness? – Bits Blog – NYTimes.com – A new book by Jaron Lanier, a Web pioneer, suggests that the “drive-by anonymity” of the Web has fostered a culture of meanness. But does it have to be that way?
- The Real Roots of the Crisis – Umair Haque – Harvard Business Review – An insightful post from Umair Haque. Wouldn’t it be nice if we could get away from nihilism and back to “Truth, Justice, and The American Way”?
- Web 2.0 in Instruction: Adding Spice to Math Education — THE Journal – From the article: “Math 2.0 has been interpreted with a variety of phrases. Participants in weekly Math 2.0 Interest Group meetings co-created a definition where Math 2.0 links math education to social networking; involves using Web 2.0 tools to build and share knowledge of math concepts; is collaborating and connecting with others on problem solving, math thinking, and learning; and is an ability of users to create their own math-rich social objects using Web technologies.”