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MOOCs, open badges & the future of e-learning

10 December 2013

Another year of blogging draws to a close, this time dominated by the themes of MOOCs, open badges and the future of e-learning.

This year my blog enjoyed more robust discussion, and I thank everyone who cared enough to comment. Comments are the lifeblood of bloggers, so cheers!

It would be remiss of me not to call out three commenters in particular – Crispin Weston, Chris Taylor and Matt Guyan. Thanks so much for your thoughtful, supportive and challenging comments: you improved my thinking.

I invite everyone to review my posts for 2013 – and yes, please comment!

Collage of blog images

MOOCs

Open badges

The future of e-learning

Miscellaneous

Merry Christmas, and here’s to a provocative 2014!

E-Learning Provocateur: Volume 3

13 November 2013

Hooray! My E-Learning Provocateur: Volume 3 is now available.

This volume comprises my latest collation of articles from this blog. As in the earlier volumes, my intent is to provoke deeper thinking across a range of e‑learning related themes in the workplace, including:

E-Learning Provocateur: Volume 3•   Mobile learning
•   Informal learning
•   MOOCs
•   Flipped classrooms
•   Social intranets
•   Open badges
•   Self publishing
•   Augmented reality
•   The future of e-learning

E-Learning Provocateur: Volume 3 is available in both paperback and Kindle formats.

If you enjoy it, please review it on Amazon!

33 e-learning posts

2 December 2012

As 2012 draws to a close, I reflect upon another big year of blogging.

In case you missed any of my 33 posts about e-learning (or something vaguely related), I have listed them below for your convenience.

Thanks for reading!

Tag cloud

  1. E-Learning events in the Asia-Pacific region 2012
  2. Bad Apple
  3. Aus-e-learning
  4. Tips & tricks for self publishers – Part 1
  5. Tips & tricks for self publishers – Part 2
  6. Tips & tricks for self publishers – Part 3
  7. Tips & tricks for self publishers – Part 4
  8. The 10 Commandments of Microblogging
  9. The hardworking woodcutter
  10. The black hole of adult education
  11. E-Learning? Ja!
  12. Bern, baby, Bern
  13. Something all learning pro’s should do
  14. My 15 favourite Australian e-learning bloggers
  15. Playing by numbers
  16. What exactly does an E-Learning Manager do?
  17. Ode to stress management
  18. The nature of digital influence
  19. Informal first
  20. A defence of the “Next” button
  21. Drivers of Yammer use in the corporate sector
  22. Introducing the Social Intranet Index
  23. How social are our intranets?
  24. Everyone is an SME
  25. See the wood for the SMEs
  26. I’ve been bot-bombed!
  27. E-Learning Provocateur: Volume 2
  28. The power of one
  29. Take the law out of compliance training
  30. The browser you loved to hate
  31. Porn, weed and fireworks
  32. The classroom option you should not ignore
  33. The future of MOOCs

Aus-e-learning

24 January 2012

Last year, Jeff Goldman published Free US History eLearning in honour of Independence Day.

I thought it was such a wonderful idea, I have decided to do something similar in honour of Australia Day.

I hope you find the following Aussie-flavoured e-learning resources to be informative, fun and “bonza”…

Australian outback on the iPad

Facts and figures

Come To Australia. It’s nice here. You’ll like it.
Where we live in Australia
ABS Spotlight
Australia, a nation transformed

Tourism

There’s Nothing Like Australia in an App
AusWiki

Photos and images

Picture Australia

Great Australians

Australian Dictionary of Biography
Australia’s Nobel Laureates
On the Money
Heroes of the Air

Aboriginal culture

A History of the World in 100 Objects: Australian bark shield
Indigenous Language Map
Mystery object: Torres Strait Islands
Happytribe’s Aboriginal Dreamtime Stories
Australian History by La Trobe University

European settlement

Cook’s Endeavour Journal
DigiMacq
Gold rush
Augmented Reality browsing of Powerhouse Museum around Sydney
The Great Depression
Australian History by La Trobe University

Military history

Make your own conscription poster
Gallipoli: The First Day
The Story of the AE2
The Bombing of Darwin
The Petrov Affair Webquest

The Arts

Design and Art Australia Online
NationalGalleryAus
Music Australia
Australia Dancing
Sydney Opera House: Education
Sydney Symphony: Learn and Explore

Science and Technology

Australia Innovates
Australian Geographic
CSIRO
Science Image

Mobile and Social Media

Statistics about mobile phone usage
Asia-Pacific Social Media Statistics
State of Australian Social Media 2011
Social media use by Australians

Sport

The first golden age of cricket
AUS Olympic Champions

Language

Aussie English for the Beginner
World Nomads Australian Language Guide

Green e-learning

19 May 2010

I launched a new vlog today called Greenwise.

It’s tag line is: Bite-sized chunks of environmental knowledge.

Greenwise

Why?

I’ve always admired the power of pictures to deliver extensive information concisely, and in this respect a 2-3 minute animation is the perfect medium.

It’s short and sharp, fun and engaging.

So it strikes me as odd that so few environmental organisations have embraced it.

It’s not easy being green

In terms of e-learning, I feel the green sector is not doing enough.

Sure, plenty of environmental organisations have a Facebook page, and some are even active on Twitter, but most of this activity is limited to echoing news or banal self-promotion.

I contend there is huge scope (some might say obligation) for these organisations to educate the public on the issues they hold so dear.

Enter green e-learning

It’s time for the green sector to trade propaganda for education, and I suggest the most efficient way of doing that is via e-learning.

In this age of Flash and Flickr, WordPress and Wikipedia, it’s never been so easy.

Green mouse

For example, with the help of a couple of talented friends, I produced a 2‑minute animation that explains the principles of global warming.

It’s a resource that I hope teachers will show in class, and L&D professionals will show in their workplaces.

But more importantly, I hope it will inspire environmental organisations to teach rather than flog.


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