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Winter Solstice at Newgrange, Ireland

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Today at dawn the chamber of the Stone Age monument at Newgrange, Ireland is illuminated by the rising sun entering the passage to light up the chamber. learning elearning ireland neolithic Newgrange winter solstice spiral streaming video

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Classroom-Based Training: a New Approach for the 21st Century

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The Irish Government is to introduce a scheme that will convert regular school classrooms into operant conditioning chambers. Classroom-Based Training: a New Approach for the 21st Century is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog. learning behaviorism classroom based training elearning ireland irish education operant conditioning pedagogy

Irish Government to tax learners with “failure fee”

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Irish government to tax learners with "failure fee." Irish Government to tax learners with “failure fee” is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog. learning assessment evaluation ireland tax tests workplace learning

Evaluating non-formal learning in the context of the Four-Level Model

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Donald L Kirkpatrick first published his ideas on evaluating learning in 1959 in a series of articles in the US Training and Development Journal. The articles were subsequently included in his book Evaluating Training Programs (originally published in 1975; I have the 2006 edition). In this text he outlined and further developed his theories on […] Evaluating non-formal learning in the context of the Four-Level Model is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog. learning 4-level model assessment Kirkpatrick non-formal learning on training evaluation model

How to Choose Between On-Demand and Instructor-Led Training

Not sure whether to offer on-demand or instructor-led training, or both? Each has its pros and cons and your decision will depend on your organization’s needs and goals. Download this eBook to learn which option is better at scale, as well as the resources needed to implement each training type.

A Quantum of Learning Design – ISD on the precipice of a crossroads

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Here’s a question that’s exercising me right now: “For a given project, how do you determine if, when and how much an instructional designer and instructional design is needed?” ” I wonder how many of you are familiar with the following scenario? PowerPoint presentation and demonstration script for some end-user training on a certain process […] A Quantum of Learning Design – ISD on the precipice of a crossroads is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog.

More on evaluating NFL using Kirkpatrick’s Four-level model

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I’m going to begin this post by mentioning Donald Clark’s view on Donald Kirkpatrick’s model – the post has the tongue-in-cheek title Donald Talks Bollocks, and it gives an alternative view on the four levels; have a read, it’s good stuff. However, as Mr. Clark points out, rejecting Kirkpatrick doesn’t provide a answer to how […] More on evaluating NFL using Kirkpatrick’s Four-level model is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog. learning 4-level model Kirkpatrick non-formal learning training evaluation model

Finally, the official Moodle app on Apple Store

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Finally the official Moodle mobile app for iPhone is now available for download from the Apple App Store. Finally, the official Moodle app on Apple Store is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog. learning apple app elearning LMS Moodle

Five years of pain for Irish students…

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Find out more tomorrow… Five years of pain for Irish students… is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog Five years of pain for Irish students… is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog. learning

Whitepaper: When The LMS Isn’t Enough

In this whitepaper, you will discover the main reasons why the LMS alone is no longer meeting the needs of the modern learner. More importantly, you will learn what you can do to enhance its value.

Thoughts on Evaluating Non-Formal Learning

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In previous posts, I’ve suggested that knowledge workers under time-pressure and with high demands on their skills are motivated to continually educate themselves on new topics. In small- to mid-sized enterprises, for example, workers are required to learn new skills, behaviours and attitudes in the context of their functional tasks. As they do not necessarily […] Thoughts on Evaluating Non-Formal Learning is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog. learning experiential learning theory Jonassen Kirkpatrick non-formal learning scaffolding Schon training evaluation model

Measuring the learning effect of non-formal learning programs

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I have suggested in a previous blog entry that non-formal learning (NFL) is located on a continuum between so-called informal and formal learning (see Figure 1) Figure 1 the Learning Continuum and that learning is situated in a larger socio-cultural context – a cognitive web – that provides the knowledge-centric framework within which learners operate […] Measuring the learning effect of non-formal learning programs is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog. learning 4-level model Kirkpatrick Knowledge Management learnin continuum NFL non-formal learning Rosenberg

2010 Edublogs Awards results & congrats to the winners

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Regular readers of the E-Learning Curve Blog will know that I was shortlisted for the 2010 Edublog Awards Best E-Learning / Corporate Education Edublog. 2010 Edublogs Awards results & congrats to the winners is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog. learning 2010 Edublogs Awards award winners best elearning corporate education blog

DabbledooMusic creative music-making in the classroom

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DabbledooMusic is a free online resource for classroom-based creative music-making DabbledooMusic creative music-making in the classroom is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog. learning creative mindtool

Storyboarding for eLearning

Storyboarding is a very important step for creating eLearning courses. But don’t you feel it’s a waste of time to start creating the courses from scratch and copy-paste text and other objects from the storyboard to the eLearning tool for course development.

A Christmas Message from the E-Learning Curve Blog…

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A Christmas Message from the E-Learning Curve Blog for 2010. Many thanks to all my readers and those who took the time to get in touch, and see you in 2011! Christmas Message from the E-Learning Curve Blog… is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog. learning christmas e-learning curve blog happy holidays ireland message nollag shona nollaig

A Christmas Message from the E-Learning Curve Blog…

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A Christmas Message from the E-Learning Curve Blog for 2010. Many thanks to all my readers and those who took the time to get in touch, and see you in 2011! Christmas Message from the E-Learning Curve Blog… is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog. learning christmas e-learning curve blog happy holidays ireland message nollag shona nollaig

Differentiating tacit and explicit knowledge

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Needless to say, identifying tacit knowledge is a major hurdle for most organizations. Differentiating tacit and explicit knowledge is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog.

Categories of Knowledge

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Traditionally, the path to investigating knowledge management is - appropriately - by attempting to categorize the knowledge. Categories of Knowledge is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog.

Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success

Off-the-shelf elearning is applicable for a wide audience, but it won’t address your organization’s unique situations or distinctive content. So are these courses all that helpful? For sure! Read on for 7 secrets to make off-the-self learning your own.

East, to the Land of the Rising Sun

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Konnichiwa, E-Learning Curvers, Tomorrow, I’m travelling to Japan. I’m going to the Tokyo Institute of Technology to deliver a certified training course on IT capability management in early March, so the likelihood that I’ll have time to update the E-Learning Curve Blog is pretty low; microblogging is probably on the agenda though. It’s my first […] East, to the Land of the Rising Sun is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog. learning theory ILT learning styles Tokyo

A recurring theme: Recession in E-learning

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It seems that I touched on something last week when I posted on the current ''Forever'' recession. Here are links to some of the more interesting things that others in the education industry have been saying on the subject. recurring theme: Recession in E-learning is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog. learning e-learning industry recession

E-Learning and economic downturns…

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A temporary detour from my narrative about Kirkpatrick and non-formal learning; I’ll return to that topic anon. Now read on… I’m getting some interesting feedback from a variety of sources on my blog post Recession and the challenge to e-learning. Steve McKenzie has commented that he considers e-learning to be a “recession buster …on balance, […] E-Learning and economic downturns… is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog. learning e-learning industry economic downturn rapid elearning recession social impact of e-learning

Open Environment E-learning: DocBook and XXE

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I received an unexpected but nonetheless very welcome comment on yesterday's blog post from Brent Schlenker. In his remarks, Brent reinforced my own view about the viability of open source-based e-learning development; he said that I truly do believe that there are enough OpenSource tools out there that we can be creating completely opensource learning solutions/environments. Thanks Brent!

Ditching the formal performance review? Kineo shares 3 Elements for Success

Is your organization thinking about moving towards a performance development culture? What are the elements to succeeding and keeping managers and employees engaged? Download “A Road Map for Change” to find out and gain insight into making the transition as smooth as possible on your journey into this brave new world.

E-Learning, the Cathedral and the Bazaar: Courseware Development Approaches

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or Top-down versus Bottom-up approaches to content design. In his 1997 essay The Cathedral and the Bazaar , open source evangelist Eric S. Raymond suggests that the closed-source world cannot win an evolutionary arms race with open-source communities that can put orders of magnitude more skilled time into a problem. open to the point of promiscuity. in extreme programming ). Brooks, Jr. 1995).

Distributing your podcast for e-learning

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I've just about completed all the topics I want to cover regarding Podcasting for E-Learning (for the moment). It's time to move on to other learning and development-related subjects. So, over the next couple of days, I want to tie up some podcasting 'loose ends.' Now read on… Today, publishing your podcast. web feed format which is used to publish frequently updated works like podcasts and blogs.

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Demonstration: Editing an Audio File. Podcasting for E-Learning

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Today's post is a demonstration outlining how to edit an audio file using the Audacity open-source non-linear sound editor. Click on the play button on the YouTube video to view the demo at 240x320 size (which will give you an overview of the editing techniques I'm using), or click here to view the demo (1024x768, broadband connection recommended) to see the editing techniques in detail.

Immersive learning environments – a great example

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As you'll know if you frequently author content for a blog or for distribution via any medium, planning is the key to maintaining consistency and quality. It's a rare day indeed that I wake up at 6.00am, the proverbial light-bulb goes off and I say to myself "Eureka! Adaptive learning! That's what I need to tell the people about today!" Say you like me hat!” Sequence. References: Bruner, J. S.

Best Practices for Launching an LMS

When launching a new platform to deliver customer and partner training, there are a few key items to keep in mind. The best and simplest way to stay organized during this process – and be able to measure success – is to follow the tried-and-true practices outlined in this eBook. Click to download.

…and the ‘Blogger of the Week’ award from E-Learning Planet goes to…

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I just received an e-mail from the discerning people over at E- Learning Planet notifying me that I'm their Blogger of the Previous Week for my ongoing series of posts on Podcasting for E-Learning. Thank you very much folks: I am genuinely delighted that you take the time to follow my blog. Want to have some fun? That’s how good these lists are. And an airport. Posted on Sunday, Ken?

Podcasting for E-Learning: Editing and Producing Podcasts

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So far in this series of posts about Podcasting for E-Learning from the E-Learning Curve Blog , I've covered a lot of material, including: A Brief History of Audio in Education The Four 'P's' of narration Introduction to Audio Production Digital Audio Basics Now, it's time to look in some depth at editing and producing podcast content. You can use Audacity to: Record live audio. installer (.exe

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Podcasting for E-Learning: Critically Analyzing Podcasts

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My previous blog posts on podcasting have focused the human side of podcasting: narration, story-telling, communicating with your audience. I've looked at what you say, and how you say it, dipping liberally into the eighty or so years of accumulated skills and knowledge from radio broadcasting to reinforce my arguments - after all, content is king, and radio is still the place where people talk.

Podcasting for E-Learning: Introduction to Audio Production

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Having outlined the conceptual terrain of podcasting, it's time to look at the nuts and bolts of podcast production. Today, I'm going to talk about digital audio, and the basic hardware and software you'll need to begin creating your own podcasts. In the last five years however, the price of recording audio has gone down, while the quality of consumer recording devices has increased exponentially.

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Workbook: Gamification and Your Enterprise Learning Strategy

This workbook is a response to your need to understand how to strategically incorporate gamification into your learning strategy, in order to drive real business results. It’s designed to be printed, written in and used as a guide.

Podcasting for E-Learning: Inflecting the voice?

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In yesterday's post , I discussed the importance of narrative pace to audio podcasting. In the article, I suggested that a good rule of thumb to follow is: Allow enough time to each learning point for it to be well understood. Then move on. However, pace alone is not enough to encourage listener engagement with your podcast. She told me that her students couldn't understand why "bow" /ba ? / (-vb.

Exploring Podcasting for E-Learning (and new podcast episode released)

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I'm exploring the medium of podcasting at the moment. I've previously discussed podcasting in general here , but in my view there can (and should) be more to the medium than the well-trodden 'single voice-over discusses topic' - what I call the 'fireside chat' - podcast format. To undertake this successfully demands a theoretical understanding and competency in a number of domains. 1984). 2005).

Knowledge. Defining the Problem. Somewhat.

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Knowledge is a kind of cognitive or conceptual dark matter that we know must exist, but measuring and quantifying it, and demonstrating it is a complex business Knowledge. Defining the Problem. Somewhat. is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog.

E-Learning Tools List – Top 10 for 2010

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So without further ado, here is my Third Annual Top 10 E-Learning Tools. My, how time flies. Learning Tools List – Top 10 for 2010 is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog.

What's New In Adobe Captivate 9!

Join Dr. Pooja Jaisingh, Sr. Adobe eLearning Evangelist, as she showcases the latest features & enhancements in the all-new Adobe Captivate 9. You will learn about the stellar features of this release along with Captivate Draft –the new storyboarding app.