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Digital Storytelling. Digital Storytelling. iPads in Education. SELF-IMPROVEMENT. 21st century teaching. iPad. QR Code Treasure Hunt Generator from classtools.net. QR Codes in Education: A Burgeoning Narrative. Since I last published thoughts on how QR Codes could be used for learning in a short audioBoo (click the link or scan the QR Code on the right), there has continued to be a growing and significant buzz about QR Codes on Twitter and in the blogosphere. A narrative is developing as ideas, experiences and best practices are shared and discussed. The ball got rolling at TeachMeetX where Julian S.

Wood delivered a thoroughly engaging presentation on storytelling and QR Codes. I couldn’t be there in person but was fortunate to catch most of what Julian had to say via UStream. A couple of days later I was catching up with Twitter and dropped in on a discussion that was taking place about QR-Codes. Stick a code on the front of a pupil’s exercise book. This struck me as immediately pertinent as there is a huge drive on assessment for learning and the marking of work in my school at the moment, what with Ofsted just around the corner. 1. 2.

Again I will blog and share the results. Learning Conversations - Web 2.0 and your own learning & development. It's been a while since my last post, mainly down to working on a couple of projects that have completely taken over. I was prompted to write this one, though, when the guys from Packt Publishing asked if I would review their latest book on Yammer. Packt Publishing have achieved a great reputation for putting out books just at the point when they are going to be needed by more than just the early adopters of a particular technology. That is true of this book, Yammer Starter. Yammer, the enterprise social network tool now owned by Microsoft is starting to go mainstream, alongside its competitors like Socialcast and Salesforce Chatter. Partly this is a matter of "keeping up with the Joneses", but there are real business benefits to be had from social networking tools like these.

But, to the book... Before reading it, I had certain expectations about what would be included in a book like this. I was looking for things like: Things do go a bit awry on the first page though... Disclosure. Schools. Sir Ken Robinson: Bring on the learning revolution! A framework for social learning in the enterpris. A framework for social learning in the enterprise The social learning revolution has only just begun.

Corporations that understand the value of knowledge sharing, teamwork, informal learning and joint problem solving are investing heavily in collaboration technology and are reaping the early rewards. - Jay Cross Social learning Why is social learning important for today’s enterprise? George Siemens has succinctly explained the importance of social learning in the context of today’s workplace: There is a growing demand for the ability to connect to others. The Internet has fundamentally changed how we communicate on a scale as large as the printing press or the advent of written language. We are moving to the world of the sons of Socrates, where dialogue and guidance are key competencies.

Our relationship with knowledge is changing as our work becomes more intangible and complex. From replaceable human resources to dynamic social groups Knowledge: the capacity for effective action. Summary. Andere leerstrategie bij leren in een netwerk - Wilfred Rubens: Boeiende bijdrage van Mohamed Amine Chatti. Hij positioneert de opvattingen van o.a. Etienne Wenger over situated learning binnen communities of practices tegenover Learning as a Network , waarbinnen volgens hem principes van connectivisme samen komen met double loop learning (LaaN; volgens mij zou Learning in a Network beter zijn). Volgens Chatti gaat Wenger er vanuit dat " engagement in social practice " (dus actieve participatie) essentieel is voor leren.

Leren is ook "community driven" Bij LaaN staan daarentegen de leerbehoeften van het individu centraal, waarbij legitieme perifere participatie van de lerende ook een effectieve leerstrategie kan zijn. Losed, bounded, structured, and hierarchical CoPs on the one hand and open, distributed, diverse, emergent, and self-controlled knowledge ecologies on the other hand. Ik maak ook een onderscheid tussen leren in netwerken, en leren in communities (bijvoorbeeld in deze presentatie ).

The Forgotten Step in eLearning Design - Brainstorming | eLearni. There is a step in the design process that seems to be rushed-over at times: Brainstorming. Many times we are presented with information that needs to be trained. We’ve probably done a similar course in the past and/or covered a similar topic. We probably have standards, templates, colors, and other various course assets in place so that we can build content more quickly.

The course also needs to be done yesterday. It is very easy to just “start building”. We have a learning need, the base content is provided, SMEs are lined up to review it, and we have a deadline….let’s do it! We all know that a team of individuals can usually be more creative than just one individual. Brainstorming can be very simple and quick. Come up with a basic outline of the course content and proposed flow.Gather the design team (or anyone who wants to participate).Briefly mention what topics need to be covered.Ask for ideas on how this information could be presented. Brainstorming Rules: The state of social learning. The State of Learning in the Workplace Today I first released the State of Learning in the Workplace Today on 1 January 2010 and regularly updated it through the year with new thinking, particularly that of my colleagues in the Internet Time Alliance.

I then expanded it to form the first part of my Social Learning Handbook , which was published in mid-January 2011 (You can read a Synopsis here.) Since mid-April I have been continuing my look at the state of learning in the workplace today with some further thoughts ... Learning & Working in the Social Workplace Last updated: 04 June 2011 Part 1: The Social Workplace as a Learning Environment Background In my Social Learning Handbook I discussed in quite some depth how social media could be used to help employees work and learn smarter - that is not just by bolting them onto formal courses, but by enabling and supporting the informal (or non-formal) learning that takes place in the workplace itself. Understanding "learning" in the workplace.

E-moderating: the key to teaching ... Thinking & Learning. Future Learn | Tracking Innovation in Education. Haiku Learning Systems Helpdesk & Knowledgebase.

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Downes. Important Papers. Conciselearning. Concise Learning. Important Papers. Social Learning. Wide Awake Minds. Generation YES » Youth & Educators Succeeding. Here Are More Than 200 Free Rapid E-Learning Tutorials » The Rap. A few weeks ago I offered some advice on how to become an elearning pro without spending a dime. The essence of that post is: You have access to a lot of free tips and tricks. So there are plenty of opportunities to learn and it doesn’t cost you anything more than your time. Practice doing what you learn. I also offered up a small challenge and your peers responded by creating a number of tutorials.

Click here to view the tutorial. Here’s a quick mock up using the ideas from Linda’s tutorial. Click here to view the prototype. Below is a list of great tips and tricks that you can apply to your elearning courses right away. Creating PowerPoint Graphics Some of these tips are really practical and probably work right away. Create transparent background for your images in PowerPoint. PowerPoint Animation Tips & Techniques You might not need to use all of these animation tips, but it’s a good thing to practice them because the techniques can be applied in all sorts of circumstances. Gerry Stahl's website. Group Cognition Book Stahl, G. (2006). . Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. Amazon.com (hardbound): Amazon.com (Kindle version): Barnes & Noble: MIT Press: Exploring the software design, social practices, and collaboration theory needed to support group cognition -- collective knowledge constructed by small groups online .... from the back cover: Global and local networks of linked computers make collaborative working, learning, and acting possible through innovative uses of computer technology.

Note: The following materials were last revised March 16, 2005, from the final manuscript. Pdf or html pdf or html pdf or html The whole book (pre-publication draft version) for printout ~ 500 pages, 4.5 MB: pdf or html.