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From E-Learning to We-Learning

From E-Learning to We-Learning
The corporate training industry is undergoing some major changes. Over last few months we have been involved in many discussions with organizations about the tremendous needs to build, manage, and formalize their social and collaborative learning programs. This is being driven by many factors: the slowing economy, the "always-connected" nature of the workforce, and the explosion of social software tools and platforms now available. In many ways, this transition is very similar to the last "big thing" to hit corporate training - the "e-learning" era. I think today's transformation is very similar and we have much we can learn from that history. The History of E-Learning and What We Learned E-learning radically changed the training industry. Today of course as e-learning has matured, there are many forms of online training and education. In addition, the original "concepts" of e-learning have changed. Enter "We-Learning" Now here we are again, in the middle of a whole new era. 1. 2. 3. 4. Related:  Connected

E-learning This article or section is incomplete and its contents need further attention. Some sections may be missing, some information may be wrong, spelling and grammar may have to be improved etc. Use your judgment! 1 Definition As opposed to the computer-based training of the 1980s, the term e-learning is most frequently used to refer to computer-based training which incorporates technologies that support interactivity beyond that which would be provided by a single computer. DSchneider believes that there is no commonly accepted definition of e-learning. 2 History If one looks at modern content oriented main-stream e-Learning one can not avoid thinking that e-learning has been invented in the early sixties, probably PLATO in 1963. 3 Typologies See also the article on educational technology that introduces other, more general typologies. 3.1 Schulmeister's type A and B Schulmeister (2005) makes a distinction between: 3.2 Euler and Seufert's e-galaxy 4 Debates 4.1 What can we do with e-learning ?

Connected Learning: The Power Of Social Learning Models DML (a “Digital Media and Learning” project), believes in the “the power of participation.” And they’ve created a learning model overview to prove it. We recently published our Inside-Out Learning model, an attempt to return the learning to the families, organizations, and communities authentic to the learner. DML’s model is similar in philosophy, underscoring the role of interdependence. Called Connected Learning, the model is a response to changing face of culture as it relates to social and digital media. Connected Learning “is an answer to three key shifts as society evolves from the industrial age of the 20th century and its one-size-fits-all factory approach to educating youth to a 21st century networked society.” 1) A shift from education to learning. 2) A shift from consumption of information to participatory learning. 3) A shift from institutions to networks.

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: Connected Learning Explained Are we really taking advantage of this digital information age to enhance the quality of today's education? Are we keeping pace with the fast-changing learning styles of our students? Do we know when, how, and what technology to use in our classrooms ? We are preparing students for jobs that do not exist yet but unfortunately some of us are still using old fashioned techniques. Connected Learning: 'ESSENCE' from DML Research Hub on Vimeo. eLearning Concepts One of the most confusing aspects of eLearning is that nobody knows what it is. We do know the "e" doesn't stand for "electronic". The"e" in eLearning would be better defined as Evolving or Everywhere or Enhanced or Extended Based on this survey from a very respected company, there are many people that have the wrong definition of eLearning. The survey asked 259 training managers at Fortune 500 firms what tools they use to create e-learning content. The top choice was PowerPoint with 66% of responses. Just taking a F2F presentation and presenting it using a web conference is not eLearning. We define eLearning as ... Effective eLearning thrives at the nexus of web usability, communication, relationship, document, and Knowledge Management tools. We also like this definition of Knowledge Management.

Educators: Embrace Social Media What is up with teacher development and the fear of social media? So many educators are soaring into the next advent of learning, while others continue to lecture and talk at the kids, avoiding the digital tools that are so readily available. Yesterday, in a passing conversation discussing sharing of great resources, I asked a colleague if they knew what a PLN is? ”Huh?” she said. “A P L what?” My world has become immersed in Twitter; I find it to be one of the single most important tools in my own daily professional development. I’d like to mention some of my educationally revered friends and give them a little plug since they have helped me grow. Now, don’t get me wrong… my friends on Twitter are more like colleagues. 25 Ways To Get The Most Out Of Twitter by Jeff Dunn (just posted yesterday so we must have had some mental telepathy going on.) the founder of Edudemic, states that, Twitter may very well be the single most important tool for teachers right now. Here’s what I think:

Educators as Social Networked Learners This fall, I am getting the opportunity to design and teach a graduate course for Boise State University’s Education Technology Program entitled, Social Networked Learning. The majority of students in the program are K-12 in-service teachers who are seeking ways to enhance their teaching with integrated and emerging technologies. Course Description This course explores collaborative and emergent pedagogies, tools, and theory related to the use of social networks in learning environments. The ideas, content, and exercises presented in this course are driven by two basic tenets: We are living, learning, and educating in an information-rich (Shirky), connected (Siemens), creative (Florida), participatory (Jenkins) culture.This culture is seeing growth, development, and evolution of information and technology as never seen before in the history of humankind. Learning Goals Course Modules Course Assignments Assignment

Leading Universities Take Higher Education to the Cloud - Leading Universities Take Higher Education to the Cloud San Mateo, CA (USA), September 2011 - NetSuite Inc., a provider of cloud-based financials / ERP software suites, has announced that thirteen North American university accounting programmes have made the move to the cloud by adopting NetSuite as a key component of their degree curricula. The University of California at Los Angeles, the University of Toronto, and Arizona State University are among the institutions that have embraced NetSuite for many of the same reasons companies worldwide have switched from on-premise software to the NetSuite cloud. The NetSuite cloud business solution is predominantly introduced in the third and fourth year of degree programmes, meaning that the next generation of managers, entrepreneurs, and business professionals can come to the job market with a stronger understanding of business operations and a clear understanding of the power of cloud computing.

Learning 2.0 is Dumb: Use ‘Connected Learning’ Instead Going forward, and as best I can, I’ll use the term ‘Connected Learning’ to describe a knowledge ecosystem made up of formal, informal and social learning behaviours and modalities. It’s about time I (and perhaps you as well) retire the term Learning 2.0. There are a few reasons for this: Therefore, I present to you ‘Connected Learning’ … at least from a modality perspective: If ‘Connected Learning’ is part formal, part informal and part social, there will always be the act of ‘connecting’ one’s self to people, content, systems, networks, etc. during the learning process itself … and it may occur through several mediums. Formal: a self-contained & scheduled learning event, typically but not always tracked, providing a comprehensive and at times logical or sequential approach to a topic. Informal: an opportunity without conventionalism, atypical to formal learning, providing guidance, expertise or acumen on the go. ‘Connected Learning’ leans heavily on Socratic Learning as well:

MOOCs: A view from the digital trenches By Kevin Werbach On April 15, 2013 The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where I’m a professor, is among the world’s oldest, largest, and best business schools, with 11 academic departments, 20 research centers, 230 standing faculty, and an endowment nearing $1 billion. With all those resource, it has produced 92,000 living alumni. Now consider this: Over the past eight months, in two sessions of a course, I myself taught more than 140,000 people from 150 countries. In other words, I reached more students than all of my colleagues, combined, ever. If you’re interested in higher education, you’ve probably heard spectacular reports and wild predictions about MOOCs. The first session of my course on gamification, the application of digital game design techniques to business, had some of the highest rates of engagement and completion of any offering on the Coursera MOOC platform. So, what’s the secret to an effective MOOC? Not to say my course didn’t have its glitches.

Heads of e-Learning Forum meeting report – 13th June 2012 – University of Kent | eLearning@Liverpool Effectively navigating the cloud and the impact of externally hosted learning spaces in our institutions The latest Heads of e-Learning Forum event (HeLF) was hosted by the University of Kent, with Cloud computing as its focus. Speakers and discussions ranged over the many and varied experiences, strategies and responses in this rapidly emergent area, and the real need for institutions to engage with ‘Cloud’. As the first keynote speaker highlighted, staff and students in every institution will already be using Cloud services in some form, for research, for learning and teaching, and for administration purposes for a variety of reasons. For some introductory and background materials on what Cloud is, two good starting points include: Welcome and opening remarks. Lightning Strike sessions were the next part of the day, where speakers have a maximum of 10 minutes and 10 slides for their talk, followed by any questions. “The University and the Cloud: a health warning? Invited Speaker.

¿Por qué es tan importante la #colaboración? ¿Qué es y cómo funciona? Allá por 2008 escribíamos en ergonomic sobre una charla que Andrew Keen daba en el Oxford Internet Institute. En esos días, Keen ironizaba lo que entonces llamaba: “… las tres “C” que promueve el evangelio de Silicon Valley: colaboración, comunidad y conversación…”. Desde entonces hasta ahora muchos bits han pasado bajo nuestros teclados. Sin embargo, aunque mucho ha ocurrido entre el ’08 y ’13 aún queda bastante por explorar y precisar en cuanto a qué entendemos por colaboración, comunidad y conversación. En conversación con un alumni de Outliers School surgió la idea de pensar en un simple pero inclusivo diagrama cartesiano que interrelacionara las dimensiones de aprendizaje individual, colectivo, formal e informal. Un claro ejemplo de su importancia se observa en la prueba escolar parametrizada de la OCDE (conocida como PISA) que a partir del 2015 comenzará a evaluar: “Collaborative problem solving (computer based)“. 1. 2. 3. 4. [Referencias abajo] * W. ****Himanen, P. (2010).

Learning Technology Trends To Watch In 2012 Sharebar As the technologies of the 21st century evolve and mature, we become the beneficiaries of exciting approaches for designing learning experiences. The convergence of informal and social media learning, combined with the explosion of smartphone and tablet use, is having a huge impact on how we think about training and education. So while last year’s list of learning technology trends to watch in 2011 is still viable, there are new and important learning trends to follow and explore this year. Backchannel Several years ago, audience members at presentations and workshops began communicating with each other using their smartphones and laptops. One dedicated practitioner of using the backchannel in this way is David Kelly, who collects the communications regarding an event in one place. Content Curation Digital curation is nearly a necessity for dealing with information overload. Developing in the Cloud Expanded Instructional Designer’s Role Flipped Learning Gamification HTML 5 for Mobile