14 septembre 2014

Just-In-Time Learning

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Just-In-Time Learning
Charles Munat, Charles Munat, 2014/09/09
Most readers will be familiar with the distinction, but if not, you may want to look at Charles Munat's new blog to read this post on just-in-time learning and just-in-case learning - JITL and JICL, or “jittle” and “jickle.” It forms one of the core arguments against traditional learning. More...

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Reflections on community in #rhizo14 – more questions than answers

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Reflections on community in #rhizo14 – more questions than answers
Frances Bell, Francesbell's Blog, 2014/09/09
A lot of people continue to value community in courses without, I think, comprehending what community is. It's really hard to understand the nature of a community from within. "How can we know about all of the flowers that bloomed? And some of the ones that failed to thrive or died?" Most people, I think, participate in community from their own frame of reference. More...

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Twitpic is shutting down

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Twitpic is shutting down
Press Release, TwitPic, 2014/09/08
I don't know whether Twitpic is actually shutting down or whether this is just posturing to get Twitter to pack down, but either way it demonstrates how we can't depend on web service providers to have our interests in mind when they begin fighting (as they always do) among themselves. "Twitter contacted our legal demanding that we abandon our trademark application or risk losing access to their API," writes Twitpic, which has been operating since 2008. More...

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Something is rotten in the state of…Twitter

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Something is rotten in the state of…Twitter
Bonnie Stewart, The theoryblog, 2014/09/08
"Will my dissertation end up being about the Twitter that was, rather than whatever it is in the process of becoming?" Bonnie Stewart looks at the decline of Twitter not just as an isolated event but as part of a wider pattern. "Twitter As We Knew It (TM) as a representation of an era, a kind of practice. More...

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Twitter, algorithms, and digital dystopias

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Twitter, algorithms, and digital dystopias
Doug Belshaw, 2014/09/08
So what happened after people exchanged their RSS readers for services like Twitter and Facebook? "What’s so problematic about all of this, of course, is that whereas we used to be in charge of our own reading habits, we’ve outsourced that to algorithms. That means software with shareholders is dictating our information environment". More...

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The Launch of Twitter’s Analytics Service

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. The Launch of Twitter’s Analytics Service
Brian Kelly, UK Web Focus, 2014/09/08
Twitter has launched a new analytics service. Here's the announcement. Brian Kelly: "the service provides statistics on tweets (potential impressions, engagement and engagement rate). Additional tabs provide information on followers (changes in the numbers of followers and profiles of their gender, location and interests) and Twitter cards." I'm not sure I even want this. More...

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Online Learning Doesn’t Have to Be Isolating: Exploring the Mentoring Model

The EvoLLLutionBy  - EvoLLLution. When I mention that I work for Western Governors University (WGU), an online university, many people tell me, “I tried that once but I just didn’t have the self-discipline.” Their experience with online learning included little beyondlogin information and a final deadline. Luckily, online education is progressing dramatically. More...

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Identifying Gaps in Higher Ed Marketing Strategies

The EvoLLLutionBy  - EvoLLLution. 1. What are the biggest challenges smaller schools face when it comes to marketing their programs?
One of the things I’ve focused on is understanding that your brand impacts who your future students actually are. As you think about what your brand is from a marketing perspective, you must have realistic goals. You’d be surprised how many schools still view the use of the Internet and online learning as creating that big blue ocean of opportunity. More...

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Marketing For The Student, Not The Market

The EvoLLLutionBy  - EvoLLLution. Higher education institutions across the country are facing enrollment challenges in the face of escalating competition and increased differentiation across institutions, especially in the distance education space. While an investment in marketing is an important aspect of holding your ground in such an environment, the nature of the investment is critical. More...

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Five Trends Impacting Competition in Today’s Higher Ed Marketplace

The EvoLLLutionBy  - EvoLLLution. Higher education is a rapidly changing and evolving space. Everything from traditional academic institutions, for-profit schools, online universities and specialized skills programs are making headlines as players in the higher education market continue to refine their plans for success in a crowded and competitive market. Some of the biggest stories have been around the fact that in the last few years, colleges have seen declining enrollments for the first time since 1990. More...

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