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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

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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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

New Brandon Hall Group report forecasts major shift in 2016 online learning trends

Companies are increasingly dissatisfied with online learning tools, prompting many to reinvest in technology that supports a modern training approach. Download the report from Brandon Hall Group to see how new investments are bringing real business results.

Definition of E-learning: Content Authoring

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  Today I will be treating of the final phrase of Don Morrison’s definition of e-learning,   The continuous assimilation of knowledge and skills by adults stimulated by synchronous and asynchronous learning events – and sometimes Knowledge management outputs – which are authored, delivered engaged with, supported and administered using internet technologies. 2004, p.4) I […] Definition of E-learning: Content Authoring is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog. learning content definition of learning disintermediation internet time Jay Cross organizational development rapid elearning

Connectivism, Networked Learning, Connective Knowledge course

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George Siemens and Stephen Downes are co-facilitating an online course titled Connectivism, Networked Learning and Connective Knowledge from January 12th 2011. Connectivism, Networked Learning, Connective Knowledge course is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog. learning Connective Knowledge connectivism elluminate George Siemens learning models learning theory Networked Learning online learning program Stephen Downes university of manitoba

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

Winter Solstice Sunrise at Newgrange, Ireland

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Today on the Winter Solstice, the interior chamber of the Stone Age monument at Newgrange in Ireland is illuminated by the rising sun entering the tomb. Winter Solstice Sunrise at Newgrange, Ireland is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog. learning elearning ireland neolithic Newgrange spiral streaming video winter solstice. bru na boinne

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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

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. Winter Solstice at Newgrange, Ireland is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog.

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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.

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.

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

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

E-Learning along the curve: adapting to knowledge workers learning needs

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Formally-structured approaches to learning are best deployed to novices in the relevant discipline or skill area. Learning along the curve: adapting to knowledge workers learning needs is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog.

Evaluating Training - Capturing the Benefits Aspects of ROI

Training evaluation is necessary and, in many ways, critical to the success of a business. But because short term priorities always seem to take precedence, it is typically something we plan to do better in the next course, or maybe next month, or even next year. After all, we’ve managed pretty well up to now, so surely another year can’t hurt!

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.

Social Learning in the Workplace 1

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I believe that workplace learning is intimately bound within the organisational context: knowledge workers innovate solutions to real-world problems. Social Learning in the Workplace 1 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.

Using readiness surveys when evaluating e-learning

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Readiness surveys enable the learning practitioner to understand and measure critical factors for learning program success Using readiness surveys when evaluating e-learning is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog.

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

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

Using the Program Logic Model to evaluate e-learning

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It is essential that data collected in research is (i) relevant and (ii) appropriate to the task of evaluating the impact of the intervention on the audience. Using the Program Logic Model to evaluate e-learning is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog.

Move Beyond Learning to Applying: A Modern Management Development Program

A better way to develop front-line managers !It’s well documented that people leave managers – not companies. Download this guide to learn how to shift the perspective from event to journey and how to take learners through Proficiency Journeys to get results.

Social Learning in the Workplace 2

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Lev Vygotsky's argues that learning precedes development. Social Learning in the Workplace 2 is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog.

Knowledge Management Contexts: Peter Drucker

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Many of the work concepts and practices we associate with the Information Age were developed in an era more typically identified with heavy industry. Knowledge Management Contexts: Peter Drucker is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog.

Knowledge Management and E-Learning

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Over the next period of time I will dissect the phrase knowledge management. Knowledge Management and E-Learning is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog.

Evaluating Non-Formal Learning in the Context of Kirkpatrick’s Four-Level Model

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The Four-Level Model is incompatible with the assessment of non-formal learning. Discuss. Evaluating Non-Formal Learning in the Context of Kirkpatrick’s Four-Level Model is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog.

5 Unknown Ways You're Wasting Your Training Budget

In the US alone, companies spend over $70 billion on corporate training and about $1000 on individual employees according to Bersin by Deloitte. When it comes to training budgets, leaders struggle to pinpoint what impact (if any) their training programs are having. So what's the result? Companies end up wasting millions of dollars each year on ineffective training practices.

Measuring the Learning Effect of Non-Formal Learning

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I have asserted that non-formal learning (NFL) is located on a continuum between so-called informal and formal learning Measuring the Learning Effect of Non-Formal Learning is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog.

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!

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).

A Typology for Non-Formal Learning

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Michael Eraut has created a matrix to identify varying types of non-formal learning A Typology for Non-Formal Learning is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog.

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.

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.