Category Archives: Learning Systems

Social Diffusion

In doing a bit of follow up on social diffusion, I came across this summary of early research which contributed to Rogers work,  Diffusion of Innovation. http://www.hightechstrategies.com/profiles.html (summary of iowa state study in 50s on adoption of new corn seed … Continue reading

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Disseminating Quality Information

We regularly monitor information and knowledge dissemination services. This one comes from the Quality Tools website of the US Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. This recent notification of updates provides an excellent example of packaging, summarizing, and disseminating specialized, … Continue reading

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Integrating video and text

The use of online video is increasing. One of the projects we work with engages young people in developing anti-tobacco messages. With great ideas and advanced visual literacy, these young people are unable to fully express themselves. Their current platform … Continue reading

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Learning, openness, and back channels

The phenomenon described here is an early sign of the emerging ‘net anywhere, anytime’ environment. Some may recall the incidents of people emailing each other during earlier online training sessions. Yesterday’s novelty is tomorrow’s reality. I have experienced this phonomenon myself … Continue reading

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Comments on an interview with Robert C. Heterick – an online education thinker

http://ubiquity.acm.org/article.cfm?id=354572 Just finished reading the ACM Ubiquity interview with Robert C. Heterick, Jr. It is always interesting and valuable to receive perspectives from early investigators in an emerging field who continue to ask seminal questions. Who does online education really … Continue reading

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Comments on an interview with Robert C. Heterick – an online education thinker.

Just finished reading the ACM Ubiquity interview with Robert C. Heterick, Jr. It is always interesting and valuable to receive perspectives from early investigators in an emerging field who continue to ask seminal questions. Who does online education really benefit? … Continue reading

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Happy 10th Birthday SOCWORK

A public and personal thanks for noting the 10th anniversary of this list. It is a shared celebration. I don’t know how many of the initial subscribers still participate in this virtual community. I have moved off to primarily lurker … Continue reading

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