Business Models: Plugg Start-up winners Mendeley & Myngle Today, European internet entrepreneurs, investors and bloggers gathered on the Plugg 2009 conference to look at the ‘new web’ and its future. One of the key elements on Plugg is the Start-ups Rally, a pitching competition where 20 start-ups present their business to the audience and a challenging jury of investors and thought leaders. Let’s have a look at the business model of the 2 winners! Mendeley.com: Last.fm for research Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy Resources As part of preparing for a series of presentations at various conferences this year, I have developed six quick sheets for Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy. These resources outline the different taxonomic levels and provide the Digital Taxonomy Verbs with some (this is not exhaustive) possibilities for classroom use. For the complete Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy go to the Educational Origami Wiki @ Here are the quick sheets: As always I would appreciate comments, feedback and suggestions.
Web 2.0, social computing et e-learning 2.0 1 Description de la formation Objectifs Se familiariser avec les outils nouveaux d'Internet. Connaître le panorama des applications « web 2.0 » Savoir utiliser les outils et les services "web 2.0". Concevoir et configurer un site avec des services "web 2.0" Sélectionner et intégrer des widgets dans vos sites. Digital Habitats: stewarding technology for communities » Putting our diagrams to work Jul 05 2010 Our goal in writing Digital Habitats was to recognize and move forward the literacies that are involved in stewarding technology for communities. We are happy when people put our ideas to work and appreciate it when people use our diagrams for that purpose. If you write us requesting permission to use the diagrams in a copyrighted work, we are happy to give permission.
Taxonomy Books, Articles, and Reports Typologies and Taxonomies : An Introduction to Classification Techniques (Quantitative Applications in the Social Sciences), by Kenneth D. Bailey (www.amazon.com) Sorting Things Out: Classification and Its Consequences, by Geoffrey C. Public LMS Evaluations Many universities are currently, or have recently, reviewed their enterprise LMS including my own employer. Unfortunately we haven’t made our review process public but many universities have been generous enough to provide information about their reviews. The following list are some of the publicly available LMS reviews that I have found. Twitter Fan Pages by Twylah : Transform your tweets into custom brand pages for your fans A Place of Record: Let The World Know Everyday people from all over the world register hashtags with Twubs. Registration provides you with a record of your claim that can be used in any trademark or other legal challenge. We record the date of registration and the important details regarding the registrant. Protect your future, register today. SEO For Free: Enhance Your Search Engine Optimization Strategy
Moodle recommenders for educational resources This bundle consists of two widgets that provide recommendations about educational resources related to a particular course. The widgets of this bundle have been developed as Moodle blocks to be displayed on the sidebar of a Moodle course. Related OU resources widget This widget displays a list of Open University (OU) resources related to a Moodle course. These resources consist of OU courses, iTunes U podcasts, as well as OpenLearn tags related to the course that the user is currently viewing.
Learn What You Want, Teach What You Love The idea for MentorMob sprouts from the backgrounds of Kris Chinosorn and Vince Leung. Both avid learners, they found early on that the Internet was not quite the incredible tool for learning new skills and hobbies that everyone thinks it is. Even with millions of free lessons online, the content is almost impossible to navigate. "You don’t really know where to start, what to learn next or who you can trust, which is why in a sea of free content, people are still paying for online lessons." - Vince Leung, CTO Both Kris and Vince knew there had to be a better, more efficient way to learn for free online and that is when MentorMob was born. Since MentorMob’s inception, the company has seen many changes, and pivoted from it’s original website (now residing as LessonPaths.com) to create a community focused social learning platform that features one in-depth learning experience that works.
Learning Management System (LMS) SuccessFactors Learning combines formal, social, and extended learning with unmatched content management, reporting, analytics, and mobile abilities. The result is learning that transforms the business and provides verifiable return on investment (ROI). Learning Emergence Examples from a June 2012 webcast PhD Studentship, Open University UK (2013-16): This PhD project builds on validated pedagogical models for learner-driven enquiry, scaffolded by blogging software and associated learning analytics, to create a reflective, social, learning journal. The research will start by analysing the data already gathered from prior research in schools, design new contexts for studying this phenomenon, and refine the analytics. Experience in qualitative and quantitative data analysis required, programming not required but an advantage.
Creating a learning plan using activity recommendations Creating a learning plan using activity recommendations bundle consists of “Activity Recommender” and “To-Learn list” widgets. The bundle guides the learner through the learning process by recommending learning activities and assists him or her to create a learning plan. The Activity Recommender widget supports the user to process a given task.