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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. Although the course is free, you do need to register. Committed participants will work individually or in groups on a learning/ curriculum design project that they will initiate and define. That is something I cannot resist.

6 Reasons Why Responsive Design Makes sense as the Future of e-Learning and m-Learning Design

mLearning Revolution

So what does this have to do with Learning Design? The answer is simple, we live in a multi-device, multi-screen world and we need to embrace it and design learning with this reality in mind! In other words, simply designing e-Learning for a desktop computer is no longer a viable option! ’ to ‘ how should I design Mobile Learning ?’ The Web. No No Apps.

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Free course on teaching connected #online courses

Ignatia Webs

Thanks to the wonderful Maha Bali , I was pointed towards a really nice initiative that allows everyone with an interest to learn how to set up, facilitate and experience an online, connected course (cfr connected-MOOCs). This initiative is called the Connected Courses Initiative , and will introduce active co-learning in higher ed. it looks like fun. Why use your own tools.

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

Ignatia Webs

Two free courses that have started a while ago, but that are truly worth taking a look at. 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. Course Tag: #NRC01PL Course Registration: https://openedx.lpss.me.

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

Problem #2: How will learners access the mobile course content? Many of these were designed and developed before the modern smart. you have one course that allows the learner to access it in the format that makes the. This means that courses you. Problem #2: How will learners access the mobile course content? course, how do they get it onto the mobile device?

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

Ignatia Webs

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. The course is offered through NovoEd , which also features other courses.

Introducing: mLearning Design Training [6-hr Workshop with RJ Jacquez]

mLearning Revolution

This workshop is a result of months of  research  on mobile; mobile app design testing for  best practices ; countless hours of  consulting  and lots of learning about  design  from trial and error. Here’s what you will learn in this action-packed workshop: Learn Key Mobile Learning Design Principles ( vs. eLearning design ). mLearning design best practices.

Flipped #eMOOCs2015 conference videos via EdX course

Ignatia Webs

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?

5 Rapid Authoring Tools To Publish Courses For Your iPads

Upside Learning

Of late, many of our clients have asked us to develop courses for deployment over PCs but which can also be viewed over the iPad. While the demand for HTML5 courses is yet to catch up, the demand is growing stronger nevertheless. To quote Judy: Any authoring tool and any output is only good if it serves your design, which serves the learning/business need. with HTML5 Converter.

Learning Designers have 3 Choices Regarding Mobile Learning [#mLearning]

mLearning Revolution

Amazing statistic and one that bodes well for all of us in Learning Design, who want to seize the huge potential mobile ubiquity represent for our Industry. This report got me thinking about what this mobile future means to our Learning Industry, and I concluded that as Learning Designers, we basically have 3 choices regarding the need to mobilize learning: Do Nothing. Conclusion.

#Mobile instructional #design is getting a push, join in!

Ignatia Webs

For those interested in adding to the creation of a mobile instructional design model. As a growing number of mobile innovations become available in the learning space, education and training technology thought leaders are now interested in how to effectively design for a variety of mobile learning scenarios. It was not optimized for instructional designers and content developers.

Free #open content licensing course 4 #educators organized by the #OER university

Ignatia Webs

From 5 February 2014 (until 19 February 2014) a new, free course is launched to address open content licensing for educators. The course has got the short OCL4Ed acronym, and it is a micro course organized by Otago Polytechnic. The full syllabus of the 2 week course can be found here. So there is a lot going for this course, it sure makes it worth following.

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

Ignatia Webs

To start this new year, I gladly share a short paper that describes an instrument I made years ago to screen mobile courses for their gender and ethnicity depiction/narrative before roll out. Integrating gender and ethnicity in mobile courses ante-design: a TELearning instrument. Or for very local courses at that. 2009).

Part2: the facilitators of the free mobile online course

Ignatia Webs

Last week I posted the first post related to a free, open online course on the topic of mobile learning. The course starts to get into shape, and it will be running from 2nd April - 14 May 2011. I am waiting to release the name of the course. mobile learning instructional design mobimooc eLearningThe real and wonderful eLearning guru's take over after the first week.

A Lesson in Mobile Learning Design from Yelp [#mLearning]

mLearning Revolution

Assumptions like these often lead to limiting the mobile learning use case to performance support or an insultingly light version of the much more powerful flash-based desktop version of the course. I love this tweet, because it epitomizes how most people view the mobile experience, often as the “light” version of the desktop: “It looks like you’re on a train.

Liveblog #ectel2015 #MOOC pedagogy, patterns of engagement design

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Abstract Massive open online courses (MOOCs) are part of the lifelong learning experience of people worldwide. However, the high levels of dropout on most of these courses are a cause for concern. cluster analysis of these MOOCs shows that engagement patterns are related to pedagogy and course duration. Which makes it a difficult exersize to find patterns that can be compared.

Serious Games? Join the free #mLearning course #MobiMOOC

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With the start of MobiMOOC getting closer, all the course pages become populated. The free, open, online course MobiMOOC starts on 8 September 2012. In the third week of the course (23 - 29 September 2012) David Parsons from the Massey University in New Zealand will take us on a one week journey into serious games. Promises and Pitfalls of Gameful Design from Sebastian Deterding. Not registered yet? Simply become a member of MobiMOOC google group to become a participant in MobiMOOC). Don't Play Games With Me! games mLearning education mooc mobimooc

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Part2 notes + mini course on #xAPI link #learninganalytics

Ignatia Webs

xAPI enables data driven design, the data can form a feedback mechanism for learning designers, but also for learners – who should be the co-designers of learning experiences. We are creating an online course exploring how to leverage xAPI to answer lots of questions — “ Learning Architect ”. The statements are in the form of “Actor”+”Verb”+”Object”+….

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.

5 Strategies for Rapid eLearning Development - Strategy #1 Don't Build Courses - Design Programs

Developer on Duty

I live in what is called a "master planned community" meaning a team designed our community architecture, layout, streets, parks and amenities.down to the last detail. We all have very similar houses, mailboxes, fencing, and color scheme. . In a housing development such as ours, houses are built in days, not months. We get new neighbors all the time. The results: . High Quality Homes.

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

Ignatia Webs

A couple of weeks ago I started to structure an idea I had on organizing an MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) on the subject of mLearning. It will be an open and free course, so anyone with an interest in mobile learning can join, the course will be in English and incorporate a lot of social media that is accessible via smartphones, tablet pc's and computers. So what is a MOOC?

5 Strategies for Rapid eLearning Development - Strategy #4 Build Course Content Styles & Templates

Developer on Duty

As an instructional designer or developer, I don’t want to be thinking about how to design the page, where the images go, or what font I need. Those decisions need to be made ahead of time and placed into templates, styles, and standard practices so as an instructional designer, I am only thinking about effective content. .  . Timely generally being the most difficult.

Designing eLearning for iPads – Webinar Recording and Q&A

Upside Learning

Early this month we ran two webinars on “Designing eLearning for Pads (tablet)” A big thank you to all of you who were able to join us! What is mLearning? A: mLearning or Mobile Learning is designed specifically for mobile devices, mostly for learners who are constantly on the move or do not have regular access to traditional learning methodologies. Authoring Tools. Q 18.

Managing SMEs #1 - Understanding ISD & SME Tensions in eLearning & mLearning Instructional Design

Developer on Duty

"You can't design a course with them, and you don't have good content without them." In too many organizations, this statement sums up the relationship with Subject Matter Experts (SMEs). In order to create good courses, Instructional System Designers (ISDs) need good information and experience. eLearning Strategy

Designing #mLearning for people with #disabilities or learning difficulties

Ignatia Webs

She is a trainer and she was looking for solutions that could help her optimize the already wonderful vocational courses that her company the BedfordGroup in Australia is setting up for adult learners. These social media locations can be embedded via widgets in a secure wiki (to be done by the instructional designer, or technical helper: Once it is set up, new additions to these locations will automatically show up in the central learning environment). Last week I got a mail from Jenni Wright from Australia. Here is what I came up with for Jenny. hear what you have selected.

An intro to ExtraTerristrial Literature? YES ! #MOOC #SciFi

Ignatia Webs

And all the lectures are designed to be self-contained. Course description: Since the invention of the telescope in 1608, outer space has been turned into an abode, a place scientific speculation and literary imagination could thrive on simultaneously. And, of course, with a lot of questions: Why funeral customs on the Moon include cannibalism and orgies? MOOC on spacebooks!

Join the facilitators of the free course on #mLearning MobiMOOC

Ignatia Webs

MobiMOOC 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. Join the free course by becoming a member of the MobiMOOC google group (registration point of the course). With the start of the course still two months away, our grand group of facilitators was completed last week and here are the guides-on-the-side for all the upcoming mobile learning topics (in completely random order). Interested? And me from Belgium, well….

#qualitative research: introduction to #grounded #theory and some emotive language use in courses idea

Ignatia Webs

My MobiMOOC Research Team (MRT) colleagues and I have also been working on a paper regarding emotive language use in an open online course, in order to deduce whether some sentences could be indicators of emerging demotivation and even dropout of an open course. Now diving back into Creswell (2007) on qualitative methods design. research books open science qualitative researc

On open badges and informal assessment

Ignatia Webs

online learning courses badges eLearning informal learning Although developing informal badges are one of the key debates in MOOCs and online learning in general today, not all institutes belief it to be worth investing. But as time went by those informal badges captured the attention of public, learning projects. quite exciting!

Module on open education: policy, accreditation by George Siemens #openEd

Ignatia Webs

This is a course I saw passing by, that I just cannot keep in my mail box, as it might be of interest to many. It is however a paid for course organised by Athabasca University (yeah!). From the mail: This Fall 2015, the Centre for Distance Education will be offering the course MDDE 622: Openness in Education taught by CDE Faculty member Dr. George Siemens. Have a great day!

Summer schools on serious gaming and video use

Ignatia Webs

Two interesting summer school courses arrived in my mail box: one on video in research (3 week course in Finland) and one on serious gaming (one intense week in Austria), open for master and PhD students, and researchers. The Video Research course is designed for students and researchers interested in using video-based methods and technologies in research on learning and education.

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Drawing up an #mLearning #strategy in 10 steps

Ignatia Webs

Is it to develop a course? The learner dynamics will have a profound impact on the overall design of the learning environment or course architecture and the tools you will use to design the learning environment. 4. Security can be an issue What is the security you need to deliver your mLearning content or design your mLearning project? This will affect your design in open (Cloud) or closed (behind firewalls, more secluded…). It also affects the devices that will be designed for. How will you design the content? BYOD or not? Yes, KISS. 8.

Free pdf eBook: theory & practice of #online teaching and learning

Ignatia Webs

In answering these questions (and more), the book offers practical tips designed to help instructors make the most of their online teaching, regardless of their level of experience with Internet instruction. They also give you a sense of what sort of preparation and maintenance work goes into designing and teaching an online course, and provide some useful time-saving tips.

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DECLARE - Instructional Design for Everyone

Developer on Duty

Their final projects were basic online courses built all in Flash. needed a way to quickly teach instructional design to multimedia students. They had the ability to create the elements, but didn't understand instructional design and learner needs. DECLARE is a methodology or set of reminders which can be used for classroom, elearning or mobile learning instructional design.

Looking for #online course tutor/developer in Belgium: send your resume and join the #eLearning team

Ignatia Webs

At ITM we are looking for an online course tutor and developer to tutor a course called eSCART and collaboratively built future online courses as well. The Institute of Tropical Medicine in Antwerpen, Belgium is looking for an online course tutor/developer to start working at the department of Clinical Sciences, in the Unit Infectious Diseases. Interested?

#MOOC disasters are human and part of educational innovation and why sandboxes are good

Ignatia Webs

With the Coursera course on the Fundamentals of Online Education: Planning and Application going down due to a mix of unfortunate events, sceptics of MOOC's feel strengthened. Group dynamics and learner interactions The learner dynamics are of course crucial in any type of learning, but in a MOOC they become exponentially important. you sure got all of our minds going, including mine.

5 Strategies for Rapid eLearning Development - Strategy #4 Build Course Content Styles & Templates

Developer on Duty

As a content developer, I don’t want to think about how to design the page, where the images go, or what font I need. Rapid ePlatform Learning (eLearning & mLearning) development is about efficiency. By my count, with laptops, tablets, and mobile devices, we connect through technology to our lives and businesses at least a dozen ways.  Timely generally being the most difficult.

#Mobile phones to help women empower themselves #gender

Ignatia Webs

In the last years my focus was moving more towards mobile content then mobile design. But indeed as Ronda Zelezny-Green mentioned in her blogpost , the user design can make the difference in getting people, and specifically women increasingly into mobile use for learning. But indeed, there are other groups that might benefit from simplified, design specific mobile phones.

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eLearning is dead! Multi-screen learning is the next big thing.

mLearning Revolution

believe it’s critical for us to embrace this way of thinking when Designing mobile learning for multiple screens. The days of designing eLearning for the stationary desktop computer are long gone. How do we design for all of these sizes and resolutions? In order to design this type of learning, we may need to abandon many of the old comfort zones I mentioned above.

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7 Free Online Tools for CSS Optimization

mLearning Revolution

If you truly want to develop learning, or any other type of content that can be viewed on multiple screens, including desktops and laptops, smartphones, tablets, as well as future devices, such as Google Glass, the only solid solution is by using Responsive Web Design principles. 1024 x 768 Adobe Captivate 6 course converted to HTML5 and viewed on an Apple iPhone. Devilous. CSS Comb.

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