Finding high-quality open educational resources used to be a challenge, but a number of curated OER collections have made the task much easier for educators.
The Journal bring us eight sources that can help.
The LMS is still a massive commitment for any organisation, both in terms of staff resource and budget.
Get an implementation wrong, and you can be saddled with an albatross for few years to come; get it right, and it can form the backbone to a dynamic learning culture.
Here’s a couple of current articles that will give you a few ideas about what to be aware of when you are in discussion with your chosen vendor short-list. Continue reading The LMS – Catalyst or Albatross
Another piece from Donald that makes me smile.
” ‘leaders’ adopted delusional strategies based on over-confidence and a lack of reality”
“Managers who now saw themselves as ‘Leaders of the pack’ engaged in behaviours that flowed from the word. They became driven by their own goals and not the goals of the organisation or others.”
“Rather than focus on competences and sound management, fuelled by greed, they focused on personal rewards and ‘go for broke’ strategies.”
Blockchain and it’s possible use in education is getting ever greater amounts of coverage, so at some point we’re going to have to decide if it will become mainstream and then what’s it’s relevance is to L&D – Audrey Watters kicks off an investigation into it.
The top headline for January must surely go to Capita announcing their purchase of Brightwave (though LTGs deal with Ruistici is not far behind). Corporate activity and consolidation within the e-learning market is not new, but if we take the Capita announcement along with other recent news items, then we should perhaps pause for a second, and look at what might be coming our way.
Continue reading Pause for a Second, and Look at What Might Be Coming Our Way
from the Donald Clark Plan B blog:
“The very idea of Higher Education is being altered as we speak.”
from Doug Belshaw – There are some big players in the Open Badges space. One of them is Pearson, which you may find surprising. After all, why would an organisation best known for its rapacious business practices (and who some see as standing for everything currently wrong in education) get into the open credentials game?
The answer, of course, is to commodify it. They’ve taken a leaf from Microsoft’s old playbook: Embrace, Extend, and Extinguish. Pearson even have a page on their site explaining how they’re using different terminology just to spread FUD.
Google have announced that from 30th June 2016, you will no longer be able to upload display ads built in Flash.
And from January 2nd 2017, display adds built in Flash will no longer display.
This announcement from Google follows similar news from YouTube and Facebook in the not to distant past, and sees a number of “outlets” no longer allowing Flash to deliver content. The trend has been moving in this direction, so will it have been a surprise for Adobe – probably not.
The market for effective HTML5 just got a bit bigger.
Josh Bersin believes that 2016 will bring dramatic changes in the world of Human Resources, Learning, Talent Management, and HR technology. With this in mind, the latest report from Bersin by Deloitte “Predictions for 2016”, discusses ten predictions for the year ahead. Continue reading The Bold New World of Talent: Predictions for 2016