What Is Agile Learning Design?
MAY 7, 2013
If you’re in the learning design business or working with game based learning , then you’ve probably come across the term “Agile” a lot recently, so we’re going to try and make sense of it. Agile is a fresh approach to learning design that takes the ADDIE model to a new level. So let’s dive in and learn about Agile Learning Design. IT STARTED WITH A PROBLEM.
12 Reasons Why MOOCs Will Change the World
JULY 25, 2013
As a learning consultancy, it’s important for us to stay at the forefront of the education landscape. Our clients rely on us to bring solutions that are both proven and fresh – not an easy task by any means. While not yet proven, a new learning trend that has caught [.] The post 12 Reasons Why MOOCs Will Change the World appeared first on Social Learning Blog.
eLearning and Design: Another Typography Game and Perhaps Some Inspiration
I Came, I Saw, I Learned
NOVEMBER 27, 2013
by AJ Walther. Tantalized by typography? Gaga for good design? Head over heels for history? Gung-ho for a bit of gamification in your free time? Then you must try Type:Rider , available for iOS and Android. In this first tutorial level, the content is cave painting, cuneiform writing, Egyptian hieroglyphics, Chinese characters, the Greek alphabet, and the Latin alphabet. Design eLearning
Four Tips for Cutting Costs on eLearning Development
OCTOBER 22, 2013
In a slow economy, where training budgets are often slashed, instructional designers must develop training on a limited budget. But how do you cut costs without sacrificing quality? Here are four cost-saving tips to help you save money and time. [.]. Education Software eLearning eLearning Course Creation Toolkit eLearning tools
Instructional Design Hourly Rates and Salary
SEPTEMBER 9, 2013
What do you charge for an hourly rate as an instructional designer? What do you make if you’re a full-time salaried employee? People frequently ask me these questions, and I always refer people to the same resources. Hourly Rate. Harold Jarche’s “ So You Want To Be an ELearning Consultant? Click the table at the bottom to expand it and see the details. Salary. Other Resources.
The 70:20:10 L&D Model for Developing a High-Performing Workforce
SEPTEMBER 6, 2013
“Too many teachers see education as preparing kids for the past, not the future.” ” ~ Marc Prensky. “Virtually everything new seems to come from the 20 percent of their time engineers here are expected to spend on side projects.” ” ~ Eric Schmidt (Ex-CEO, Google Inc.). INTRODUCTION. Let us start with a few interesting facts that are inspiring as well! Eichinge
Reflections of a mooc unvirgin
MARCH 11, 2013
I recently completed my first mooc, and I will soon receive the certificate to prove it. Many people don’t think a certificate of completion means much, but this one will mean a lot to me. I put substantial time and energy into this course, so it will be satisfying to have something tangible to recognise it. also considered the independent(?) You can’t tar them with the one brush.
Testing Games vs. Teaching Games
JANUARY 22, 2013
There is an important difference between games that teach a learner how to do something and games that test what a learner already knows. Too often those two types of games are confused and an instructional designer or other person places the wrong type of game into the curriculum. Testing Games are games where the learner already needs to know the information to be successful. Games
Take Charge of your eLearning environment
The best way to strengthen the learning organization is to ….
SEPTEMBER 23, 2013
A friend took over a large, far-flung learning organization. His task was to strengthen it. Strengthen it. Two words, hundreds of possibilities. Perhaps my recommendations aren’t what you would expect: Think less about the learning organization and more about the company or agency. Get really smart about the context. What is keeping the executives up at night? Change what? Add what? Fix what?
A Guide to Superior eLearning Graphics
AUGUST 10, 2013
Regardless of whether you believe in “learning styles” (almost all of the research debunks them), it still stands that a huge percentage of our learning is visual. This is especially true for eLearning. Think about it; when we’re engaging with eLearning courses or games we’re looking around, we’re reading, we’re clicking on things—we use our eyes a lot.
3 Ways To Intrinsically Motivate Learners
AUGUST 27, 2013
The carrot and stick model of motivation is known to work in the short run, but how can you motivate employees to continue interest in eLearning for the long run without constant need to dig up more rewards? recently read the book Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion, which provided a […] The post 3 Ways To Intrinsically Motivate Learners appeared first on Social Learning Blog.
eLearning: Copyright Caboodle
I Came, I Saw, I Learned
JANUARY 20, 2013
by AJ George Copyright in the eLearning biz can get confusing. Can you use that awesome image you found on Google in your eLearning course? What if it's just for internal view? What if you're going to sell it? What if it's for a paying client to use internally? Copyright information: Is Using Copyrighted Materials Okay for eLearning? definitely recommend this site.
Using Bloom’s to Target the Objectives
JULY 22, 2013
During my recent webinar “Hitting The Target With Technology Enhanced Learning Objects“ I discussed a number of key elements required to design effective learning objectives. One of these elements, and the one I consider the most important, is objectivity. Having [.]. eLearning eLearning Software Free webinar Instructional Design mLearning rapid learning raptivity
The Best of Times, The Worst of Times: opportunities and challenges for the L&D profession
Performance Learning Productivity
DECEMBER 20, 2013
These are the words of Charles Dickens, 19th century English writer and social critic, writing in his epic novel set in England and France at the time leading up to the French Revolution. believe the L&D profession can take some lessons from both of these Charles Dickens stories, A Tale of Two Cities and A Christmas Carol. Equally, there has never been more danger for the profession. n(d)s?t/
Blended learning report shows where work needs to be done
Clive on Learning
AUGUST 23, 2013
It''s not often that anyone researches blended learning. After all, blending is not remotely sexy, even though it now seems to be the strategy of choice for most employers around the world. Blended Learning: Current Use, Challenges and Best Practices summarises the responses from more than a hundred different organisations. How well established? different ingredients per blend. blended learning
Time Tracking Template for Instructional Design
SEPTEMBER 18, 2013
As an instructional designer, I often need to estimate the time it will take to complete a project. One tool I use for determining my estimates is records of how long past projects have taken. Having everything together in a spreadsheet also simplifies my invoicing to clients. In addition, I track non-billable time. You can view and save the template yourself.
Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success
Top 11 Disruptive E-Learning Technologies For 2013
AUGUST 14, 2013
“Disruptors are innovators, but not all innovators are disruptors — in the same way that a square is a rectangle but not all rectangles are squares. ” ~ Forbes Magazine. INTRODUCTION. Learning is dynamically evolving, thanks to the incredible achievements in highly powerful and intelligent tools and technologies that are rapidly emerging. THE TOP 11 LIST. BIG DATA. TIN CAN API. HTML5.
Is the pedagogy of MOOCs flawed?
AUGUST 26, 2013
This is a question that I tackle in my Udemy course The Wide World of MOOCs. Almost immediately after I uploaded this preview to YouTube, someone on Twitter politely challenged me. She took umbrage to my assertion that MOOCs are pedagogically richer than “regular” online courses. While this claim is partly true, I wish to share with you my [elaborated] defence of my initial assertion.
Summary of a Literture Review on The Effectiveness of Instructional Games by Robert Hays
JANUARY 14, 2013
In 2005, Robert T. Hays, of the Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division published the results of an extensive literature review on games for instruction. It is an expansive look at the literature on the effectiveness of games for learning up until the year 2005. Here is a link to the technical paper. The literature includes research on different tasks, age groups, and types of games.
8 Effective Scenario Ideas for Instructional Designers
OCTOBER 16, 2013
Scenarios are a great way to make online training more engaging. They help participants learn at a deeper level. Instead of just reading, learners must read with the intent to understand and at times place themselves into the particular situation, giving participants information to make decisions. Basically, scenarios turn information into practical application. Why Use Scenarios? Who Dun It?
Agile vs ADDIE: Which Is Better for Learning Design?
MAY 11, 2013
My last post was about Agile Learning Design , an iterative model of instructional design that focuses on collaboration and rapid prototyping. And it’s become quite a hot topic this past year. It is the hot new alternative to the old, and some have argued outdated, ADDIE model that has been the ultimate instructional design model for years. This way you can adjust on the fly.
5 Ways To Make Corporate Learning More Effective
NOVEMBER 1, 2013
While at the dentist last week, I was asked the usual questions, including, “Have you been flossing regularly?” ” This question triggered a memory of the dentist from over ten years ago. Learning Retention Performance Improvement corporate learning learning spatial repetition
eLearning and PowerPoint: The Right to Bare Slides
I Came, I Saw, I Learned
DECEMBER 20, 2013
by AJ Walther I saw a guy the other day wearing a t-shirt that read, "Guns don't kill people, people kill people." " Often the same holds true for PowerPoint presentations. "PowerPoint doesn't kill presentations, people kill presentations." Here are a couple of tips to get you started. useful list of stock photo sites can be found here.
Transforming your Content into an Experience.
SEPTEMBER 10, 2013
Is it just a matter of ‘tweaking’ our existing PowerPoint decks to be delivered via a web browser? Throwing your existing slide decks (with minimal tweaks) up on the intranet and calling them e-learning is guaranteed to bore your [.]. eLearning tools Instructional Design interactive learning mLearning PowerPoint rapid learning raptivity