As I was researching about network learning communities, I had a good discussion with my cohort about “demographics” – Who are the students ? Are they real ? Digital identity issues surfaced about the participants data. A further dig into the discussion about xMOOC and cMOOC in student authentication will become important. The need for Heterogeneous E-Learning Portal (HELP) is becoming significant.
cMOOC is the Connectivist MOOC led by Siemens
xMOOC is the Instructivist MOOC
So far, I like this discussion from Gordon http://gbl55.wordpress.com/2013/01/27/why-cant-an-xmooc-be-more-like-a-cmooc/
First, it never cross my mind that Elluminate is now part of BlackBoard. BB acquired Wimba just a short while back as well. So these ONLINE TOOLS now will be more expensive – enterprise level of pricing. Time to disrupt, perhaps from SmoothWeb ?
I also stumbled upon this blog from David White (Oxford) who is involved in a JISC funded project and his theory/notions of
Digital Resident and Visitor –
More details here .== at his blog
Mobile Learning as used in Formal Education, Assessment and accredited has been much talked about, but I recently had an opportunity to review a company (yes a company) that is listed in the main board of Singapore Stock Exchange that had Mobile Learning as a strategy since 2003.
Informatics Education is based in Singapore – and have a worldwide network of education centers and is the investor/owner of UK NCC Education (a company that certifies and offer Computer/ICT curriculum). Informatics Education does not offer degree courses but works with partnering university around the world.
The company’s annual report did not disclose the amount of revenue it derives through e-learning or mobile learning but maintain an active interest to augment the delivery and pedagogy of using latest technologies. Some of the websites of this can be found at the following links
Today was a big day for a couple of reason. I just had a first meeting with HK’s largest telco, celco, ISP and TV franchise (all-in-one) and through a contact I had knew for a while. And it marks the beginning to build traction and content partnership, inching our progress towards 2014 disruptive innovation.
As I also started my B.D work with my China partnership, I start evaluating various opportunities. Canada’s B.C government actually had published a report on the E-Learning opportunity available in PRC China. (see this link http://www.britishcolumbia.ca/Partnerships/Documents/China-E-Learning.pdf) ; this report says Asia Pacific and all I really see is China. There are however some real good source of information for research and business case study.
Sooker.com – a search/directory/e-learning list similar to our CB.
51edu.com – a e-learning portal
StudyEZ.com – a e-learning portal
NewOriental.org (a NYSE:EDU) which has KooLearn.com and XDF.cn with Search course at http://souke.xdf.cn/
Think again for those still think online E-learning does not create value.
Today is the almost 15 years flash back when I had to do business development in Indonesia for telecoms.
This following diagram is originally from page 58 (or 74 in the pdf) of NETP 2010 Education Transformation from US Government. Quite impressive insights for their willingness to embrace CLOUD and MOBILE.
You have to be silly like me to go study/research for a PhD degree at age 44. and this is exactly what I am challenging myself. This is not easy, but when I had determined 2.5 years ago that I want to be an expert in Mobile Learning, I was really determined. The task begins with getting this DOMAIN NAME. Yes. Domain Name first – a brand, a personal branding effort.
And the recognition is slowly paying off.
As a researcher/PhD Student and a startup founder in Mobile Learning. I have to say I do get to meet both sides of the industry and also academic researchers
If you are from HK, please join us
This is the first time I am invited to be a keynote speaker and at a ASIA PACIFIC MOBILE LEARNING Conference.
Check out the agenda