modelling digital learning ecosystem

Taming the spaces

Digital learning ecosystem model (Pata, 2012) Connectivism for design John Seeley Brown (1999; 2002), and George Siemens (2005; 2006) related knowledge ecology and knowledge ecosystem terms with weaving information and artefacts, meanings and knowledge, networks and connections. I have tried to put together ideas associated what may be conceptualized as a digital learning ecosystem.

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The Business Model for MOOCs

Jenny Connected

What is Necessary and what is Contingent in Design for Massive Open Online Courses? However, there was one very interesting, topical and pertinent question, which was, What was the business model for the FSLT12 MOOC? It seems that many institutions think about business models in terms of how much money they can make from MOOCs and certainly Oxford Brookes is thinking of accrediting the MOOC and charging for assessment next year.

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Design Considerations For Enterprise Social Networks

Collaborative Thinking

While enterprise social networking has been covered extensively in the media and by IT analyst firms, one of the least discussed aspects of the topic has been the issue of design and the potential impact of design on employee adoption of such tools and applications. Instead, the information was presented at a holistic and inter-disciplinary level, covering a collection of related issues: Affordance-centered design. Social theory and design. design Enterprise 2.0

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Blog>> Tripadvisor’s Contribution Model Applied

Green Chameleon

the design should be visual with graphics and avoid a technical look. One of my current challenges is to find ways to attract employees at our company to contribute their knowledge to our global knowledge sharing platform.

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Lotusphere 2012 Notes: Opening Session

Portals and KM

This is the first in a series of my notes on Lotusphere 2012.   He also said the content management tools are currently designed to store content at rest. Social is the new business model. I am very pleased to be back again after last year.

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Boston E20 Notes: Designing Social Applications

Portals and KM

I attended session - Designing Social Applications " a panel session led by David F. Here is the session description: “Part of becoming a social enterprise is understanding what makes social applications work, both for purposes of selecting commercial applications and for designing their own. One of the key things they recognized early on is the need for a real component model for the delivery of SaaS based apps. I am pleased to be back for my sixth Enterprise 2.0

“Designing Social Cities of Tomorrow” workshop – presentation notes

Making CommunitySense

Prior to this conference, a three-day “Designing Social Cities of Tomorrow” workshop was held in which international participants from various professional backgrounds collaborated with local stakeholder organisations on 4 real-world urban cases : Urban Pioneers Zeeburgereiland (Amsterdam), Haagse Havens (The Hague), Strijp-S (Eindhoven), and Amsterdam Civic Innovator Network. Social cities: it’s not about a blueprint, but a design approach.

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SXSW Notes: The Complexity Curve: How to Design for Simplicity

Portals and KM

This is the session on The Complexity Curve: How to Design for Simplicity led by David Hogue VP of Experience Design Fluid Inc I was lucky to go early as there was a line outside by the time it stated. David is an applied psychologist and UI designer. First he looked at designers. The registration line at SXSW is a classic example of bad design. This is very different than designers. Now David moved to the complexity curve for design.

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Global Mobile Awards

Nancy White

From all entries, the judges chose the top five finalists from which one winner will be announced in Barcelona on Tuesday 28th February 2012. GSMA 2012 vendor award

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Links for the Month: September 30, 2012

How to Save the World

Another Reason to Go Vegan: New research suggests that our guts are designed for a vegan diet, and have been for 30 million years. A 1987 View of 2012: A group of sci-fi writers and scientists created a time capsule in 1987 with their predictions for what life would be like in 2012.

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Identity Online

Jenny Connected

2012). A Model of Digital Identity Formation in Online Learning Networks. People and societies: Rom Harré and designing the social sciences (pp. Retrieved February 27, 2012 Retrieved from [link]. Networked Learning Conference 2012 #change11 changemooc11 identity learning networked learning online Research WengerThis week has seen the last Networked Learning Conference Hotseat for this year – Managing your Online Learner Identity.

Links of the Month: November 30, 2012

How to Save the World

“ They don’t want to train people on the job anymore ,” she says, marking a shift away from the apprenticeship model that defined many sectors in the economy before the recession. illustration from my book Finding the Sweet Spot.

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4th Networked Learning Hot Seat is underway

Jenny Connected

This year’s fourth Hot Seat discussion in the area of networked learning (in preparation for the 2012 conference ) runs from January 9-13. In the Hot Seat David McConnell shares his model for assessment which is based on peer and self review. He writes: The model is discussed, with examples of the process, in CHAPTER FOUR, “ Assessing Learning in E-Groups and Communities” in the book: MCCONNELL, D.

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Links of the Month: March 21, 2012

How to Save the World

V era over at Leaving Babylon has written an interesting series of articles on the hazards of planning and on permaculture design. Here is what I wrote: It seems to me that it is anthropomorphizing to say that nature ‘designs’ or to say that nature even cares. This works as a model.

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The science of teaching

Jenny Connected

Eric Mazur was the opening speaker at the ALT-C 2012 conference in Manchester UK this week. The brain stores models not facts. The scientific approach to teaching: Research as a basis for course design Slide 6.

The five major theories of how people "learn": a synopsis

The Bumble Bee

If you are designing a learning intervention you can use this to assess how well the intervention covers "learning fundamentals" identified by each of the theories.

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What is Academic Rigour?

Jenny Connected

To address this problem he has worked with colleagues to develop a modelDesign-Based Research. This can be thought of in terms of the following diagram: Following a given model or a systematic process won’t necessarily lead to academic rigour or even reliable success.

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4th Networked Learning Hot Seat is underway

Jenny Connected

This year’s fourth Hot Seat discussion in the area of networked learning (in preparation for the 2012 conference ) runs from January 9-13. In the Hot Seat David McConnell shares his model for assessment which is based on peer and self review. He writes: The model is discussed, with examples of the process, in CHAPTER FOUR, “ Assessing Learning in E-Groups and Communities” in the book: MCCONNELL, D.

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The challenge of ‘openness’ in small MOOCs

Jenny Connected

In this she presents a 5-stage model for facilitating online learning. In my experience, following this model helps to avoid a lot of the pitfalls associated with online learning. Stephen Downes has said , to teach is to model and demonstrate, and to learn is to practice and reflect.

Identity Online

Jenny Connected

2012). A Model of Digital Identity Formation in Online Learning Networks. People and societies: Rom Harré and designing the social sciences (pp. Retrieved February 27, 2012 Retrieved from [link]. Networked Learning Conference 2012 learning online networked learning identity Wenger Research #change11 changemooc11 lou mcgillThis week has seen the last Networked Learning Conference Hotseat for this year – Managing your Online Learner Identity.

Reflections from 2011 – Is Employee Engagement Still a Myth?

Elsua

In the passion economy, value is created through superior design “ Like I said, a highly recommended read to help differentiate what’s at stake over here. This is not to say that all present industrial organizations are doomed but our models to describe the world around us are.

Bioteams: Learning from Nature to improve Project Management

The Bumble Bee

Meanwhile, having modern technology devices is useless if mental and business models are still based on old-fashioned concepts. Human subsistence could be at serious risk if development vision is not changed radically, along with design, products' life cycles and material's sources.

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What is Academic Rigour?

Jenny Connected

To address this problem he has worked with colleagues to develop a modelDesign-Based Research. This can be thought of in terms of the following diagram: Following a given model or a systematic process won’t necessarily lead to academic rigour or even reliable success.

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#digitalbadges: SCoPE seminar on Digital Badges

Jenny Connected

The seminar has been designed to be task driven and with the intention of awarding badges on completion, based on a 3 badge system design. Contributor badge – does everything the participant does with the addition of contributing; by designing badge images.

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10 messages in planning digital engagement with young people

Social Reporter

Encourage co-design/co-design with young people. User-centred design, agile and iterative design methods all provide ways for young people to be involved through the process of creating innovative solutions. Although young people might be using online social networks like Facebook all the time, the connections they have to inspiration, role models and opportunities for volunteering, education or employment can be limited.

10 messages in planning digital engagement with young people

Social Reporter

Encourage co-design/co-design with young people. User-centred design, agile and iterative design methods all provide ways for young people to be involved through the process of creating innovative solutions. Although young people might be using online social networks like Facebook all the time, the connections they have to inspiration, role models and opportunities for volunteering, education or employment can be limited.

F-Suites for C-Suites: 4 Futures Thinking Toolkits To Help C-Suite Leaders Thrive in a World of Change « emergent by design

John Tropea - Delicious Faciliatation

emergent by design. February 13, 2012. Imagine your mind as a construct – a series of models, assumptions, biases, values, beliefs, memories, past hurts and joys, experiences, expectations, and blind spots. February 13, 2012 5:10 pm. February 13, 2012 6:36 pm.

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Convert excel spreadsheets into online simulations and dashboards

The Bumble Bee

There are two neat tools you can use to quickly turn excel spreadsheets into online simulations, what-if models and dashboards. They are Simulate from Forio and Crystal Dashboard Design (formerly known as xcelsius) from SAP. Here is an example model I built with Crystal.

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Microsoft Excel: The Bumblebee's six most useful Excel add-ins

The Bumble Bee

Solver: What is the optimum solution to my model? Spreadsheet Converter is designed for applications which gather input values in forms which can then be processed in situ or sent over the web to dedicated back-end applications (e.g.

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What are Business Ecosystems?

Partnering Resources

Business Ecosystem Model developed by Dr. James F. A horticulturist turned away new customers for three months in order to create the floral design for a lavish wedding planned by the embezzler. Moore. I recently wrote about business ecosystems, adaptability, and change leadership.

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Is structure counter to cMOOC philosophy?

Jenny Connected

We were discussing what we have found out about the ways in which people participated and learned in the FSLT12 MOOC - and the extent to which this was constrained by the structure and curriculum we designed into the MOOC. This course is based on a connectivist model of learning that Stephen Downes and I have been developing since 2008. This was a question that came out of our FSLT12 Research Review meeting today.

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#fslt12 Week 0 – starts tomorrow – Monday 14 May

Jenny Connected

Designing this course has been more complex than I anticipated and I think this is because the course is neither a fully connectivist course of the type conceived by Downes, Siemens, Cormier and Groom, nor an institutional or commercial type of Mooc (Stanford, MIT, Curtis Bonk). She describes the model we have decided on as being the ‘middle ground’. The run up to the First Steps in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education Mooc is well under way.

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Notes on INV101 Strategy in Action: Messaging and Collaboration

Michael Sampson - Currents

shipped Notes/Domino 8.5.3 - improvements in mail, calendar, designer, and Traveler. Has a new pricing and licensing model. strategy for 2012 - new AIX hardware, further reduction of mail clusters, acquiring 6,000 new tablets, and more. SmartCloud Notes - in 2012 (new branding for 2012). -. In 2012, it will be a version of the Apache OpenOffice, supported by IBM. - Notes and Domino in 2012: -. more XPages in 2012. -. Beyond 2012: -.

Learning through Collaborating and Lurking Online: A Case Study (Mandy Geddes, IEC)

Michael Sampson - Currents

key design question, "what do you want the learner to do?' facilitators to model the behaviour that they want the students to do. Mandy is now talking about learning through collaborating and lurking - at the Institute of Executive Coaching (IEC). Mandy is the GM of Learning (?) at the IEC. Key points: - have been experimenting with social online learning. Started the journey in 2009. - the IEC trains coaches - about 500 a year. Many are in Australia, but some students are in China.

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Core Principles for the New Economy: Human Agency & Enlightened Self-Interest « emergent by design

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

emergent by design. January 10, 2012. January 10, 2012 1:47 pm. January 10, 2012 1:59 pm. January 10, 2012 2:13 pm. January 10, 2012 2:41 pm. January 10, 2012 3:29 pm. January 10, 2012 3:38 pm. January 10, 2012 4:15 pm. January 10, 2012 7:52 pm. January 10, 2012 8:21 pm. January 11, 2012 4:07 am. January 11, 2012 4:19 am. Make 2012 the Year You Learn to Code! What is Design Thinking, Really?

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Herding the Smart Cats: Successful IT Change Leadership

Partnering Resources

One organization, a former client, succeeded in herding a group of smart cats—technologists—to implement software engineering best practices by adopting the Capability Maturity Model (CMM). Visibility was modeled by the CIO who personally evangelized the new way of engaging in project work.

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New Case Studies published on Bioteams Business Games

The Bumble Bee

This game blends System Dynamics and Agent-Based Modeling techniques to represent the impact of each executive on each other based on their seniority, reputation and social networks.

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Tips for learning that sticks

Viv Mcwaters

Use models wisely. There’s two types of models. Yeah, yeah – I know there’s way more models than just two. I want to concentrate of the type of models and how we react to them. The first model is drawn on paper (or whiteboard, or flip chart, or screen). The most common of this type of model is the humble map – whether it’s maps on your device or a humble mud map drawn on the back of an envelope (does anyone use envelopes anymore?)

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Missing Pieces: The Activity Stream Aggregator

Collaborative Thinking

a person’s activity stream gives people a richer mental model of what someone is doing over time that presence indicators and status messages within IM clients). Two design and architectural issues created a scaling challenge for FriendFeed. A federation model emerges that enables activities to be shared across business boundaries (e.g., Industry discussions on the value of activity streams have been going on for a few years. The concept is pretty straightforward.

Business Value: Is there something missing from the business analysts' toolkit?

Governance in a Networked World

In the presentation I offered a simple business value model that I had come across more than a decade ago with the America Productivity and Quality Centre (APQC), which showed three dimensions of business value being efficiency, core capability and customer intimacy, being on average, of equal importance across the breadth of the business landscape. This is the title of the talk I gave last week at the Business Analyst World conference in Sydney.

SXSW Notes: Copy Matters: Content Strategy for the Interface

Portals and KM

This is the session on Copy Matters: Content Strategy for the Interface led by Amy Thibodeau, Content Strategist Facebook, Andy Chung, Designer Facebook, Dan Zambonini, Partner & Dir Contentini, and Tiffani Jones Brown, Content Strategist Facebook. It all fits within a design system. Jason Fried said – “Good Content is good design.” We need to adapt our mindsets first and drop our dual mental models and look at how do they fit together.

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#digitalbadges: SCoPE seminar on Digital Badges

Jenny Connected

The seminar has been designed to be task driven and with the intention of awarding badges on completion, based on a 3 badge system design. Contributor badge – does everything the participant does with the addition of contributing; by designing badge images.

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My Favorite Knowledge Management Story and its Lessons Learned for Today

Portals and KM

This is also one of the clearest cases I have seen of an organization moving to a knowledge-based business model and then aligning its knowledge management system to directly support this new model. A key part of this strategy would be to move to a more knowledge-based business model. " Under the new model, Ryder salespeople don’t sell a straightforward commodity like truck leases; they solve transportation and inventory-management problems for clients on a global scale.

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