13 décembre 2018

Learning Design - Natural vs. Machine

Learning Design - Natural vs. Machine
This, I think, is a central principle: "Any design for a learning tool that continues the idea of separation will fail." What sort of separation? Among others, "topics, subjects, expertise." In the alternative approach, "experiences, situations and circumstances become the source of design." This is not to eliminate the need for separataion, but there should be a balance. More...

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Putting Context Into Context

Putting Context Into Context
According to the author, design requires an understanding of context, and context has to do with more than just information about the current user and the current interface: the user may use the same tool in different situations, creating different contexts. For example, the user will have different goals at different times, be playing a different role, have different background resources and information, be in a different physical environment, and more. More...

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Quick review of the Larnaca Learning Design Declaration

Quick review of the Larnaca Learning Design Declaration
Sheila MacNeill, Sheila’s work blog, January 9, 2013.
OK, I have to admit, my first thought on encountering this was to wonder why there would need to be a declaration on learning design. But the Larnaca Declaration is just that (though you'll need to click on a link to an MS-Word document to read it (PDF here)). It suggests an analogy by which we should understand learning design: musical notation. More...

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12 décembre 2018

Man trademarks Pi, tries to cut out geeky T-shirt designers

Man trademarks Pi, tries to cut out geeky T-shirt designers
Kevin Poulsen, Wired, June 11, 2014

I wish I could say that the headline is a joke, but it appears instead to be an all-too-real example of an IP regime gone off the rails. More power to those people ignoring the law and using PI for their own purposes. More...

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11 décembre 2018

Faire le pari du design pour améliorer le service public

Screenshot-2018-5-5 Actualités ModernisationLe Conseil départemental du Val d’Oise a été l’une des premières collectivités locales, en France, à utiliser le design de service et l’innovation pour repenser la manière de délivrer ses services aux usagers. Et ça marche ! En replaçant la pratique usager au cœur de la conception de ses services et de l’aménagement de ses lieux d’accueil, le Département a obtenu des résultats très positifs en termes de délais de traitement mais également de qualité d’accueil des usagers. Plus...

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Lu pour vous : Réaliser son rêve professionnel grâce au life designing

Orientation Pays de la LoireCe guide sur l’orientation positive et le bien-être professionnel propose au lecteur un parcours permettant de trouver sa voie et de se créer une vie professionnelle épanouissante et riche de sens pour soi et pour le monde. Il s'appuie sur les outils de la science de l'orientation, de la psychologie positive et du "life designing" (art de construire sa vie). Plus...

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06 décembre 2018

Comment le Persuasive Design peut motiver vos collaborateurs en formation

Focus RH - Gestion de carrière et évolution professionnellePar Sophie Cohendet. "Pourquoi me former ?" Combien d’équipes L&D se sont retrouvées confrontées et désemparées face à cette sempiternelle question ?  Pour y répondre et motiver les collaborateurs, l’empathie est certainement le meilleur outil possible. Plus...

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04 décembre 2018

Designing Courses: Learning Objects, SCOs, IMS Standards, XML, SGML

Designing Courses: Learning Objects, SCOs, IMS Standards, XML, SGML
Nice comprehensive list of resources related to learning objects. The author flags Canadian resources (with a little flag) but readers should note that many Canadian resources (some by Rory McGreal and Norm Friesen stand out, among others) are not flagged as such. More...

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30 novembre 2018

Group as User: Flaming and the Design of Social Software

Group as User: Flaming and the Design of Social Software
Interesting look at the problem of designing social software for groups (as opposed to for collections of individuals). Most of the discussion looks at means of addressing flaming - of course, my interest these days is in squelching spam. I am still not convinced that push technologies - such as emails, discussion boards, and the like - can withstand the influence of these pests. Sure, if you have a large enough group, like Wikipedia or Slashdot, you can stamp out abuse. More...

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25 novembre 2018

Professor, Please Meet Your Instructional Designer

Screenshot-2018-4-19 Techno-News BlogTechno-News Blog. Invisibility of instructional designers is among most surprising — and to designers themselves, upsetting — findings of new Inside Higher Ed Survey of Faculty Attitudes on Technology. As online enrollments grow and many colleges ramp up their digital course and program offerings, the role of instructional designers — staff members who work with instructors to adapt or build new digital courses — is growing in importance. More...

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