15 octobre 2018

CopperCore to Power Learning Design implementations

CopperCore to Power Learning Design implementations
CETIS writes great ledes, leaving me with no alternative but to quote them: "The Open University of the Netherlands (OUNL) has just released CopperCore: an IMS Learning Design engine, the first of its kind. Rather than provide a complete take-it-or-leave-it Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), the open source package is designed to be integrated into a range of existing e-learning infrastructures." This clear writing in the same article that used the phrase 'The Gubbins' as a section head, as though we would understand. More...

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Design By or For The People?

Design By or For The People?
Maish picked the right quote when he ran this item in today's elearningpost: "Too much user focus may be a barrier to innovation. Research with users is likely to tell us that they desire an improvement on something they already know and understand -- faster calculators rather than spreadsheets. More...

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What Do Instructional Designers Design?

What Do Instructional Designers Design?
I haven't read this - it's a .pdf powerpoint note format in a zip file and I just don't have the patience which such a user-hostile format - but it is being quoted all over the blogsphere. More...

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01 octobre 2018

The Reusability Myth of Learning Object Design

The Reusability Myth of Learning Object Design
I fogot to run this when it first came out last week - good thing I check my notes. The author looks at my argument in Design, Standards and Reusability to the effect that learning design and reusability are incompatible. More...

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30 septembre 2018

U. of Louisville launches new program to re-design faculty activity reporting, workflows

University Business Magazine logoThe University of Louisville, a prominent public research institution, has partnered with Interfolio to better support shared governance practices and improve managing data throughout the faculty lifecycle. More...

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24 septembre 2018

A Visual Vocabulary for Describing Information Architecture and Interaction Design

A Visual Vocabulary for Describing Information Architecture and Interaction Design
George Siemens picked up this nice paper describing a visual language for information architecture. More...

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What Happens When There Are No Standards In Curriculum Design?

What Happens When There Are No Standards In Curriculum Design?
This article expresses a point of view that is widely held in academic, that it is important that courses following one another conform to something like a standard approach in order to allow for a smooth transition from one to the next. More...

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17 septembre 2018

Should Online Course Design Meet Accessibility Standards?

Should Online Course Design Meet Accessibility Standards?
The author argues that "Very few educationally-related websites (such as institutional homepages) meet even the minimum standards of priority one [accessibility standards] and much current online educational course content fails even more miserably. Legacy content that was designed in the past by any of the packaged proprietary platforms (such as WebCT, Cold Fusion, Dreaweaver, Front Page, Flash, Domino, Quick Place, Learning Space etc) does even not meet priority one." The author argues that the means to respond to this lack of accessibility is through the use of standards. More...

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11 septembre 2018

Learning Design and Reuseability

Learning Design and Reuseability
Another reasonable and well written CETIS article, this one discussing the commentary surrounding my Design, Standards and Reusability paper. The general response seems to be to admit that reuse, as I define it, isn't possible using learning design, but that this doesn't matter. More...

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06 septembre 2018

The Experience Designer: Learning, Networks and the Cybersphere

The Experience Designer: Learning, Networks and the Cybersphere
I found this relatively new blog by following a link to this item through my referrer system, then following the link on a comment on that page. It is based on the author's book of the same name. More...

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