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Exploring the implications of ‘the era of big data’ for learning and teaching | Social sciences blog. Much has been written about the ‘era of big data’ and the implications of these developments in relation to research practices.

Exploring the implications of ‘the era of big data’ for learning and teaching | Social sciences blog

The HEA’s focus on pedagogical practices, however, requires a rather different, albeit related, focus. The aim of this summit was to bring together colleagues who are interested in exploring these issues in order to work together to generate realistic and transferable recommendations that could inform HEA Social Sciences support for the sector in the future. Below are the abstracts and presentations from the speakers at the summit. 7 Tips for Using Social Media in Classroom Learning | SweetRush.

Instructional designers: Do you have a “friend” in Facebook?

7 Tips for Using Social Media in Classroom Learning | SweetRush

Integrating social media into performance improvement is a hot topic, but how do you make sure your techniques get plenty of “likes” from learners? ASTD’s T+D magazine featured an article by Dan Steer, Improve Formal Learning with Social Media (note: you must be a member to view), that offered guidance for adding this element to classroom-training events. Here are some relevant highlights from the article based on my work with SweetRush’s clients. Ensure social media is worth using for your training event. Video tools, apps and tips. It’s the final concurrent session of ASTD2014, we are going to make a video.

Video tools, apps and tips

It should be easy, (almost) free, relevant and successful. Bring it on Stacy Bodenner! Enhance Training and Other Formal Learning with Social Media. During my own ASTD Techknowledge session this year, I discussed various ways in which trainers and formal-learning facilitators can enhance their initiatives with social media.

Enhance Training and Other Formal Learning with Social Media

The possibilities are endless and this post outlines tools that I find very useful, in addition to some best practices and other guidance. My PPT from the session can be found here on SlideShare… Ger Driessen’s Vision of Big Data for Learning and Performance Support” The man from next door (OK, The Netherlands) Ger Driessen kicks off ASTD2014 session SU210 by telling us that we won’t leave with concrete ready to implement tips today, but what he does want is that we be ready for the future of Big Learning Data… What is big data?

Ger Driessen’s Vision of Big Data for Learning and Performance Support”

Obviously it’s big, says Driessen. But when we talk about big data today, we mean something specific. Josh Davis on “The NeuroScience of Learning” : How to make learning stick. Session SU101 of the 2014 ASTD ICE is proof that you really DO need to get there on time.

Josh Davis on “The NeuroScience of Learning” : How to make learning stick

As the fire marshals hold fort on the main door, I sneaked in around the back to secure one of the final seats in what is clearly a popular session: Josh Davis on the “NeuroScience of Learning”, which promises to supply general design principles for how to create behavior change in leaders… Davis is interested in why many one-shot training sessions don’t stick and don’t make the change they were designed to achieve. Asking the audience, we can see that almost everyone finds that people learn at their training events, but then never use what they learn and end up forgetting it.

SoMe for Learning Managers – Practical Case no1: Formal International Social Learning. As you may have seen, I’ve already posted 2 practical SoMe usage cases for Trainers (1) (2)- these will continue soon … This one is for the Learning and Development Managers out there wondering how they can formally use SoMe solutions to support a social-learning initiative.

SoMe for Learning Managers – Practical Case no1: Formal International Social Learning

The options are endless, but some of the people I meet are “startless”, so here’s 1 concrete idea… First things first: Set specific learning objectives to work with. Dan_steer : Are you a #learning gangsta... Daily DC Weather Report no5 - Sprokit on learning. Daily DC Weather Report no5 - Sprokit on learning. Josh Davis on “The NeuroScience of Learning” : How to make learning stick. Ger Driessen’s Vision of Big Data for Learning and Performance Support” Big Data for Learning in a Call-Centre. Whilst researching for a conference speech I will give soon for a Belgian government organisation on new learning trends, I have been checking out some of the ideas and literature around Big Data.

Big Data for Learning in a Call-Centre

This is a hot buzz-word with a lot of applications in the world of marketing and sales, but I am wondering about its application to learning. I don’t know yet what is truly possible today, but I wanted to share an idea that came to me of how Big Data could help learning and performance improvement in a specific environment: Call centres… When I was Training and Development Manager for Sitel in Belgium (2002-2006) I would regularly meet with my colleague Peter to discuss learning needs.

Peter was the head of the quality department. Josh Davis on “The NeuroScience of Learning” : How to make learning stick. Dan_steer : Catching up with #learning... ASTD 2014 International Conference & Exposition Session Details - TU202 - Sweet Caroline! A Super Set List for Sensational Learning Sessions! Location: Ballroom C Speaker: Rick Lozano Description: What do great musicians and the best learning professionals have in common?

ASTD 2014 International Conference & Exposition Session Details - TU202 - Sweet Caroline! A Super Set List for Sensational Learning Sessions!

Engaged audiences! ASTD TK Recap: Survey Results From Mobile Learning Affordances Session. ASTD 2014 International Conference & Exposition Session Details - M115 - Practical Usage of Social Media for Formal Learning. Location: 207A Speaker: Dan Steer Description: There is a lot of talk about using social media for learning.

ASTD 2014 International Conference & Exposition Session Details - M115 - Practical Usage of Social Media for Formal Learning

Learning and development professionals know that the possibilities are endless, but where should we start? Dan Steer Music. Diversity Rap. Listen to the podcast live version here (MP3, works directly on iPad iPhone Mac and on PC with VLC) I need diversity in my personal network To get creativity in my learning brain I’ve been on Twitter this morning and Yammer as well And all the chatter is exactly the same If I hear 1 more time that #TellingAintTraining Or get any more spam from some blow-job queen I’m gonna trade my new iPAD for a Commodore 64 Turn off the WIFI or smash up the screen I wrote a blog post last month on the Obama effect And how true networking power has incredible reach But seeing the same old faces saying the same old things It’s well past time for me to practice what I preach.

ASTDTK14: Experimenting and Engaging to Create Effective Learning. As the days distance me from Las Vegas and the ASTD Techknowledge Conference, the eternal presenter in me is looking for the message, the one big takeaway, the answer to the 3 most important questions: “What is the point? What do you want from me? What’s in it for me?” My answer today is that learning effectiveness is all about experimenting with learning initiatives and engaging the learner… Both innovation and even real knowledge come from experimentation In the opening keynote at TK14, Jeff Dyer told us that one of the keys to innovation is experimentation: We have to try new things if we want to get new results.

Ol_lam : Knowledge workers have to manage... Big Data for Learning in a Call-Centre. Enhance Training and Other Formal Learning with Social Media. Vegas Videos no1 - #astdTK14. The world’s first School in the Cloud opens in the UK. A group of students explores a question at the Killingworth School in the Cloud, as a volunteer member of the “Granny Cloud” gives them guidance from the screen. By Sarah Schoengold Sugata Mitra has opened the doors of the world’s first School in the Cloud. Located inside George Stephenson High School in Killingworth, England, this one-room learning lab is a space where students can embark on their own learning adventures, exploring whatever questions most intrigue them.

Students even designed the interior of the space — which has colorful beanbags scattered throughout and (very appropriately) fluffy clouds painted on the walls. Sugata Mitra: Build a School in the CloudOn the glass doors of the lab is the acronym “SOLE,” which stands for “Self-Organized Learning Environment.” SoMe SoLearn books. Learning Methods A to Z. There are SO many ways to approach learning. This post is the beginning of a learning methods A to Z, based on ideas I have been collecting and discussing in various conferences and workshops… If you have ideas, please comment and I will add them! Agenda tracking (time-tracking – see when you are most productive etc..)Assessment Back-channel learning (eg using Twitter # to support non-present learning participants or see for example, LnDDave‘s ASTD2012 ICE back-channel blog page)Blogs (like this one… or related to specific topics, lessons…)BooksBottom-Up Innovation (eg: Kluwer Inspiration Market)BrainstormingBrown Paper SessionsBuddy System (as originally used in diving, climbing etc.. now used in onboarding and induction)Business Games (see also “Serious Games”)

David Kelly on Curation and Learning. Dan_steer. Dan_steer : Oh yes I AM speaking at #astd2014... @dan_steer #astdtk14 session introduction. ASTD TechKnowledge 2014 Session Details - TH303 - Genghis Khan Never Used Webinars: Why Collaboration Technology Is Only Part of the Answer. Location: Forum 10-11 Speaker: Wayne Turmel Description: Despite all the hype, managing remote teams is not new.

What are the added-values of integrating social media into formal learning initiatives? What are the issues that people face when doing this? What are the added-values of integrating social media into formal learning initiatives? What are the issues that people face when doing this? The A to Z of Social Media for Academia | Professor Andy Miah.

The A to Z of Social Media for Academia | Professor Andy Miah. NetAppVoice: The Crisis Of Corporate Learning (And 3 Steps To Solve It) ASTD TechKnowledge 2014 Sessions W202 and FR202: Practical Usage of Social Media for Formal Learning. Het ABC van de Toekomst van HRD, B = Big Data » NVO2Blog. Karen Kocher: KISS and Tell at Cigna. The only 3 questions that count.

For anyone planning to join one of my ASTD TechKnowledge 2014 sessions, please take a moment to introduce yourself... Donald H Taylor on “Raising the Level of the Learning Profession” Charles Jennings on “Unleashing the Full 100%”

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