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Mobile Learning - In Response to Zoraini Abas
umair, #change11, Nov 22, 2011
Zoraini Abas presented his experience with Mobile Learning at Open University Malaysia. You can view more details of what he presented here: http://eyeonlearning.blogspot.com/ Basically the University took some classes as a sample and had the professors/Tutors communicate via SMS with students upcoming assignments, test, and other course related information. At the end of the semester, the students were asked how their experience was and most were happy with receiving text messages of ... Tue, 22 Nov 2011 15:33:00 +0000 [Comment]

Learning in a time of abundance - In Response to Erik Duval
umair, #change11, Nov 22, 2011
Erik Duval talked about the information revolution and how it impacts our learning, in his presentation. What he is talking about is a topic that forces people to really consider the implications of all the information and how we as humans filter it effectively. One example of how the information has caused issues for us as learners is that we need to double check our research. So if we were to google something and on one website, we read a fact, the second step is to find the exact fact on ... Tue, 22 Nov 2011 15:54:00 +0000 [Comment]

Digital Scholarship - In Response to Martin Weller
umair, #change11, Nov 22, 2011
Martin Weller presented Digital Scholarship as an alternative to traditional academic scholarship. Here's a link to see what Digital Scholarship is all about: http://www.bloomsburyacademic.com/view/DigitalScholar_9781849666275/chapter-ba-9781849666275-chapter-005.xml;jsessionid=543AAE770E2327FAFF05AA94554E28FE I think Digital Scholarship is a great idea, as it has significant benefits for the learners. Anyone around the world can access something that they wouldn't otherwise be ... Tue, 22 Nov 2011 15:42:00 +0000 [Comment]

Audio Based Technologies
umair, #change11, Oct 31, 2011
Benefits of audio based technology - It connects people in different locations - It allows you to share your windows, word documents, etc with other participants - People are able to work together on projects - Reduces costs, as travel is not required as much - This is essentially how an multinational organization like mine does meetings, via Live Meeting. - Our trainers deliver webinars via Live Meeting to clients, this has been a popular delivery method amount the clients, it is cheap ... Mon, 31 Oct 2011 19:29:00 +0000 [Comment]

Why Print works
umair, #change11, Oct 24, 2011
In my company, print is used for all purposes, as it was 15 years ago. We don't follow the current trend of avoiding printing as much as possible. And it has been working well. Here are some uses for printing our documents for: - Printing day to day documents, i.e., emails, excel files, etc - Manuals for internal and external training - Trainers printing manuals when reviewing them Our manuals account for around 100+ pages each, so if we have 6+ students for a class (webinar and ... Tue, 25 Oct 2011 02:24:00 +0000 [Comment]

Learning Organizations - Why aren't they all good at it?
umair, #change11, Oct 20, 2011
I have done some research previously on Knowledge Management and comparison of tacit knowledge transfer vs explicit knowledge transfer. I've included a chart of IT project success/failure for 30 different cases, where you can see the more tacit the knowledge is the less success you see and the more explicit it is, the more successes you see. Source: Grant, K. & Qureshi, U. "Knowledge Management Systems -- Why So Many Failures?" Innovations in Information Technology. 2006. ... Thu, 20 Oct 2011 14:55:00 +0000 [Comment]

Towards Open Learning
umair, #change11, Oct 17, 2011
How do we promote open learning and our work? I think the best way for my work to have an impact would be to first of all make it so engaging to the learner so that it is easily understandable, i.e., complex knowledge transferred in the best possible explicit way. To get to that point however, is a challenge of its own. However, I would definitely, try to market the value it provides to the learner, organizations, whomever has an interest in that topic. I think promoting it effectively ... Mon, 17 Oct 2011 19:26:00 +0000 [Comment]

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