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Free webinar on phases of Merrill's task-centered #MOOC design #EUMoocs

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On 10 March 2016, from 14 - 15 CET ( to find your timezone equivalent, look here ) the EMMA consortium offers a free webinar on an interactive MOOC design; following Merrill's task-centered MOOC approach. You can find more information on the webinar here , and more information on Merrill's instructional design here. Sc) from the University of Twente, the Netherlands and Ph.D.

Free course on Learning Design #MOOC #oldsmooc

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Open Learning Design Studio , a free and open course on learning design (how learning can be designed, how a curriculum can be build.)! Starting on 10 January 2013 (and lasts for 9 weeks, clocking off on 13 March 2013) a set of UK based learning institutes are rolling out a MOOC on learning design. They offer a list of new approaches to MOOC (and proven one's), which will make it of interest not only to us who look for a more in-depth knowledge into learning design, but also for those contemplating on setting up a MOOC. That is something I cannot resist.

2 Worthwhile courses: Personal Learning & Designing OER using practical instructional design

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Instructional Design Service Course: designing OER while using practical instructional design Personal Learning (course built by Stephen Downes) using LPSS Instructional Design Service Course My colleague Johan Thys just sent me a link to a wonderful self-guided, instructor-driven online course on designing courses via a project-based approach. The course uses the CANVAS-platform and demands 2-3 hours of study time per week, and has a great course design template, uses practical frameworks (e.g. quick overview of the themes per week can be seen here.

The Future Of Learning Design

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If you are intrigued by the future of learning design, you won’t want to miss the second half of this interview with Karl Kapp. Coach: What types of challenges do newer technologies, such as mobile and podcast, present to the instructional designer? Having said that, another challenge confronting instructional designers is to “think outside the classroom” paradigm.

New to Mobile Learning Development: 3 Big Problems and 7 Solutions

Many of these were designed and developed before the modern smart. He has been managing, designing and developing inter- active e-learning solutions for over nine years. as an instructional designer and Training Manager for two software companies. worked as instructional designer, developer, technical lead, and project manager on. began. devices? issues. devices.

Free 7 week online course for social change solutions @hj_dewaard #elearning

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de Waard - who picked up the link via @russdev got me onto this fabulous free online course " design kit ". It's a 7 week curriculum course that looks at human-centered design and looks for sustainable solutions for social change and it requires no prior experience to get started. Course link: What is Human-centered Design? Helen J.

Mobile Learning Revolution – Round-Up Of Our Best mLearning Posts

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What I Learnt About Mobile Learning Design. Mobile hardware has its own limitations and hence we need to adhere to some critical design conventions in order to make our mobile applications a success. gradual but complete shift to mobile based devices for a whole host of activities, learning being just one of them, is anything but inevitable. See you there. But what next?

A tool for screening #gender and #ethnicity in #mobile courses

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Integrating gender and ethnicity in mobile courses ante-design: a TELearning instrument. For example if a black colored woman animated actor is used in the course, the skin color is clicked, the gender is clicked, and her action is counted (an action can either be passive or active - for example a female doctor actively examining a patient). 2009).

Join the facilitators of the free course on #mLearning MobiMOOC

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Corporate learning: Amit (Garg) from India has inspired companies to go mobile based on strong business plans, goal oriented design and intuitive learning. Mobile activism/learning: Sean (Abajian) from sunny California is a mobile activist believer. He knows that long-term activism coincides with quick learning. augmented learning mobile games mLearning education activism mooc mobimooc ICT4DMobiMOOC is a free, open, online course on mobile learning (mLearning) which will be running between 8 and 30 September 2012. The course wiki ( [link] ) is gradually taking shape.

Does blended learning increase student results? Yes, a case from the Tilburg University

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His format was a variety of online delivered content and actions, his blended approach: web-lectures web-tutorials web-tests web-consulting live streaming All of these five different stages got students more actively involved in the courses. educational methodology educational institution instructional design eLearningHis topic: accounting (no wonder students fall asleep!

8 Things we MUST do in 2013 to seize the potential of mLearning

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million activations a day, that’s roughly 39 million activations a month. Mobile changes everything from the way we learn new things by interacting with information on our mobile devices, to the way we design the next generation of learning experiences for the mobile learner. Become an Active, Observant Mobile user. We need to design for this truth.

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10 Things Adobe gets Right about Mobile Learning with Captivate 8 [Review]

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When comparing the two big players in the rapid eLearning market, Articulate and Adobe, they approach mobile learning design very differently. The Future of the Web is Responsive Design! Luckily more and more companies are now re-building their web sites using a Mobile-first mentality and a Responsive Design approach. eLearning. — RJ Jacquez (@rjacquez) January 9, 2015.

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#EDEN09 workshop OER design

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The workshop will introduce participants to use a range of tools, methods and approaches to designing and evaluating open education resources (OERs). This was a nice workshop, because it immediately gave the participants a better insight of what design is and how it can impact OER. Now, I know you think 'I know what design is.' it is not there core business.

Flipped #eMOOCs2015 conference videos via EdX course

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This course is designed primarily for attendees of the EMOOCs 2015 conference, but is also open for all to engage in public discourse around MOOCs more broadly. And pre-conference options are available as well: Pre-conference activities: MOOC authors share their MOOCs’ instructional design Do you feel you need to better understand what MOOCs are? What you need to do?

15 Authoring Tools For mEnabling Your eLearning For iPads

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It publishes interactive eLearning content as HTML5 so you can run them on iPads and also features a ‘HTML5 tracker’ that highlights activities that are not supported on tablets. You can choose to either replace the activity with something your table supports or else you will need to drop it. 5. So here’s a few – 15 actually! Adobe Edge Animate. And the icing on the cake? Claro.

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Tappestry: Kicking the Informal Learning (Tin) Can

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Tappestry is positioned as the first social network designed specifically for learning. This specification was developed to enable SCORM to track many of the activities that were meaningful in the real world but inaccessible to tracking in Learning Management Systems. A review by Jessica Knox. As learning professionals we see it everywhere. This tracking functionality is important.

The “m” in mLearning means More

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” In the context of mLearning, I also believe that we should not approach designing for mobile with the mentality that we need to create learning experiences that are stripped-down version of their eLearning counterparts on the Desktop. And it’s always the same challenges, what are we going to do with our existing eLearning since Adobe Flash doesn’t work on iOS devices?

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Five Myths of Mobile Learning

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However, if learners are distracted I’d rather blame the learning activities and content and not the technology or device itself. Simply converting and packaging existing course-ware for mobile consumption does not qualify as ‘mobile learning’; for it to be effective learning, the learning content and activities have to be designed keeping mobile device usage and the like in mind. Tags: Learning Design Learning Technology Mobile Learning Design Learning Mobile Technology Given boring content, who wouldn’t be distracted? 3.

Mobile Learning: A Quick SWOT Analysis

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For over two years now, we have not only just been hearing about mobile learning but also actively understanding and working on it. While the development platforms and tools are easy-to-use, using such tools to design effective learning solutions is another matter altogether. Adds to complexity in terms of design and development. number of these posts can be found at this link.

great paid eBook on #mLearning field work

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It is well written, using a narrative approach to capture the attention of the reader and at the same time inform the reader of new insights gathered by the Michael Sean Gallagher in his new book: Incessant motion through space: mobile learning field activities in the humanities. The structure of the book ensures easy reading as well. Really imaginative illustrations!

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liveblog from @EcTEL2015 a framework to design educational #mobile based games across multiple spaces

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I choose to sit in on this session as the combination of integrating multiple contexts into mobile learning design is quite a challenge. So, I do think there might be a generic framework in this, or a basis to add this design framework and add other contexts to it. But first the abstract: Abstract: The adoption of mobile devices and context-aware technologies offers the opportunity of designing educational mobile-based games across multiple spaces that enrich the learners’ experience. This paper proposes a framework to facilitate the design of these games.

Tin Can: My First impressions from mLearnCon 2012

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The session interestingly was titled ‘Design of the Possible: Powered by the Tin Can API’. Summary: Tin Can is designed to provide a common data storage for learning experiences across a number of devices/platforms/media/information systems. LRS is the single, safe data store where a learner’s complete learning stream (all instances of activities logged) would be stored digitally.

The Future Of Mobile Learning

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While the web buzzes with talk of ‘big data’, it only indicates the huge amount of data that is now being generated by human and machine activity and resident in the cloud. Being able to leverage this user generated content for a variety of learning application is something learning designers will need to master soon. You can find our presentation here.

5 Rapid Authoring Tools To Publish Courses For Your iPads

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As per data published by Good Technology in their Good Technology Device Activations Report | Q1 2012 , the iPad 2 averaged 17.7 percent of their enterprise activations in the first quarter of 2012 in the US. percent of Good Technology’s enterprise activations. While the demand for HTML5 courses is yet to catch up, the demand is growing stronger nevertheless. into HTML5 format.

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Use Smartphones in class, say school principals


They actively encourage schools to accept smartphones, and social networking as part their educational provision, and offer a range of guidelines and advice to different levels of practitioner. Social networking sites provide platforms for student creativity by enabling them to design projects using words, music, photos, and videos. They propose some solid guiding principles, which any enlightened teacher would share: Education should prepare students to be active, constructive participants in a global society. Very impressive!

Instructional Design for Mediated Education | Blog | Location-Based Learning

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IDOS Blog IDT Roundtable Search Instructional Design for Mediated Education Blog Entry Location-Based Learning by Eruditio Loginquitas One comment 07 January 2010 In higher education, the uses of location-based learning seem to be limited to particular projects. And there are all sorts of learning games where learners may coordinate activities; these may involve geo-caching and other spatialized fun. They have been physically embodied from the beginning, and the nuances of learning in that space may be exploited with the design of various types of augmented reality learning.

20 strategies for learner interactions in mobile #MOOC

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List of 20 mobile related strategies to increase learner interactions in MOOCs: Design 1. Offer a ubiquitous learning environment based on BYOD design and content, making use of existing ubiquitous tools (social media, e-mail…) so people can switch between devices at their own preference. 2. Offer synchronous and asynchronous learner activities within a clearly timed course.

Four R’s Model and Mobile Learning Activities | Mobile Learning


Mobile Learning An Online Reflective Journal on Mobile Learning Practice Home Winksite Store Resources About Mobile Contact Four R’s Model and Mobile Learning Activities 11 08 2006 Repost of posting to EdNa forums , with other commentary here. We can classify mobile learning activities using an activity-based model of the “Four R’s of Mobile Learning”. Ubiquette.

#edenRW9 Community of Inquiry Framework: new directions and research opportunities

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Teaching presence: the design and organisation , facilitation and direction of cognitive and social processes to realize personally meaningful and educationally worthwhile learning outcomes. The CoI model serves as course design and delivery. Related to the Community of Inquiry model. Context is changing, this means roles are changing. Metacognition is central to Inquiry.

Using Mobile Devices as Research Tools

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Because traditional e-learning has mostly been about presentations and activities designed by expert instructors, distributed to learners via desktop and laptop screens, we tend to forget the power of the

6 Drivers Of mLearning In The Workplace

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This is already having an impact on the way we design and manage work itself and is bound to impact the training domain as well. While the millenials lap up technology faster than others, the ‘older’ generations are also beginning to use mobile technology for daily activities like. Mobile learning (or mlearning) is probably a hot topic of discussion in your organization right now.

Free Mobile Learning Course – MobiMOOC2012

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MobiMOOC2012 will be a forum of various learning activities intended for interactive exchange of information, knowledge, latest technical developments in mobile learning. The wide range of free courses will cover topics related to mLearning that will help you in designing mlearning strategy and bringing about its effective implementation. Mobile activism & education. TOPIC.

Free report Continued Professional Development for teachers & #MOOC #CPD

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It also provides a look into the approach to teaching and learning, design and development processes, various measures of success (more quantitative view and branding). The provision of collaborative learning functionality on the MOOC platform is an urgent requirement, via both the grouping function and the shared production activity (7.2). 3.

Take A Leap Of Faith With Mobile Learning

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Today’s mobile devices move beyond merely providing access but to actively helping and supporting us at work and at home. Clark Quinn in his book’ Designing mLearning: Tapping into the Mobile Revolution for Organisational Performance’, says “…mLearning should be viewed as augmenting your learning or performance…”, which, for me, captures the soul of mobile learning. Work is changing.

Preparing a massive open online course on mLearning, balancing old and new thinking

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This posed a couple of learning philosophy problems, as I was looking to find a way where old school instructional design could meet socio-constructivist learning/teaching. Can participants be extra motivated to not only follow the course, but also engage in a minimum set of activities which would result in a stronger networking and connecting amongst participants? So what is a MOOC?

A Mobile Game World

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As a learning designer, it pays to watch what people are doing around me. Today, casual gaming using social networks or mobile phone applications is a huge business, Zynga claims to have 200 million plus active users, and 60 million daily users. Once or twice a week I commute to the office using public transport. Who hasn’t played ‘Angry Birds’ yet?

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Exploring future #seamless learning strands for #MOOC

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The authors belief that some of the challenges faced by MOOC , such as “dropout” rates, redefining learning activities to fit diversity of contexts, self-directed learning, collaborative content artifact creation, the mobility of the adult learners, and the “dip-in, jump-out” aspect of participation can be countered by researching and suggesting seamless learning designs and guidelines that fit both the adult learners and the MOOC realities. There are quite a few research options to explore, so feel free to read the paper. For those looking for references: de Waard, I., 2014).

FutureLearn: pedagogical & mLearning MOOC platform - the approach

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So ok, I am a bit enthusiastic here - read subjective - but after hearing yesterday’s introduction focusing on the pedagogical and design plans of the FutureLearn MOOC platform from Mr UK-MOOC himself – Mike Sharples – I gladly list why I think FutureLearn starts with an advantage and could become a strong contender to the already existing xMOOC platforms out there (EDx, Udacity, Coursera.).

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free webinar on Learning to Learn Online: A #MOOC with a difference for novice online learners

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This CIDER webinar will outline the design and delivery of a MOOC with a difference where facilitators encourage MOOCers to participate in discussions, share knowledge and experiences, and to network beyond the duration of the course. The LTLO course embraces a "learn by doing" philosophy providing participants a variety of fun and effective learning activities. They will also have the opportunity to discuss and critique the MOOC design and delivery process and outcomes. The course is a mixture of directed, self-paced and community of inquiry ( COI ) learning environments.

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Future of Mobile Learning - an interview with Geoff Stead


To test this out in a meaningful activity, we used Gimbal to create a mobile tour guide, adding contextually relevant information into our Qualcomm Museum. Learning designers who have been masters in designing e-learning interventions for years are facing a major challenge with transitioning to mobile. What''s the future of mobile learning? Which trends should we be watching, and which ones are nonsense? What about NFC / iBeacons / Geofencing? How to get started with m-learning? What are your thoughts? Where is the learner? What are they doing? This changes with mobile.