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Monthly Archives: January 2011

That whole “content is dead thing” isn’t true. Globalization reigns

Some interesting developments with regard to content: Blackboard partners with McGraw Hill: “Well, It represents the deepest integration of publisher content within a learning management system to date. Faculty can get single sign-on access to a comprehensive teaching and learning platform that will keep their students actively engaged with high quality, media-rich content. With video, [...]

Semantic Technologies in Learning Environments

We’re into Week 3 of our open course Learning and Knowledge Analytics (syllabus can be found here). Recordings from our guest presenters are also available. Today, Dragan Gašević presented on Semantic Technologies in Learning Environments. The slides are below and the presentation itself is linked above. Semantic Technologies in Learning Environments

Connectivism and Connective Knowledge: CCK11

On Monday, January 17, Stephen Downes and I are offering the third version of Connectivism and Connective Knowledge course. This course is part of University of Manitoba’s Certificate in Emerging Technologies for Learning, so we have a group of for-credit students participating as well. If you’d like to join, please sign up here. As with [...]

Learning Analytics: A foundation for informed change in education

Yesterday, partly to kick of the open course Learning and Knowledge Analytics, I delivered an online presentation as part of the EDUCAUSE ELI Webinar series. The recording from my session – Learning Analytics: A foundation for informed change in education – is now available. Slides form the presentation are below. Learning Analytics: EDUCAUSE

Restructuring budgets for social learning

Late 2010, I finally had the opportunity to meet Dan Pontefract when he joined us for a discussion on elearning in Edmonton. He is active in corporate learning (Telus) and has been able to do what most training and development leaders only dream of: restructure budgets in order to allocate resources for effective (rather than [...]