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Learning at the edge of the network

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Entertainment systems, smart appliances, security systems, home automation components, these and more are the devices that define the edge of today’s network.  They are increasingly smarter. They are increasingly critical to our well-being.  How can we learn from them?

Thanks to our progress toward the learning everywhere web and the wide adoption of MOOCs, elearning is being embraced as social, asynchronous and forward-thinking.  But when it comes to operating a simple every-day device, detracting in any way from what should be an intuitive experience does not sound like an effective design approach.
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The Elearning + Marketing canvass

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Last week, I discussed the opportunity to integrate learning technology into a large scale web-based mobilization platform like the one developed by the Obama for America (OFA) 2012 campaign. In a stroke of serendipity, earlier this week the Republican National Committee (RNC) released their Growth Opportunity Project report. Three months in the making, the report is billed as an honest, thorough review of the 2012 election cycle and a comprehensive plan for moving forward.

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