"Hey ya'll": Informal Language is the way to go in E-Learning
SEPTEMBER 1, 2010
There is research evidence to indicate that informal language in an e-learning module is more effective than formal language. In Ruth Clark's book " e-Learning and the Science of Instruction " she discussed a study by Moreno and Mayer, 2000 that compared a formally worded course with one that was more informally worded. 2000). References: Beck, I., McKeown, M.G.,
Watch Out For These Trends in Mobile Learning: 2015 And Beyond
MARCH 30, 2015
Global mobile data traffic grew 69 percent in 2014 and was nearly 30 times the size of the entire global Internet in 2000. Now against the backdrop of such information, it is interesting to explore what role mobiles are playing in shaping up the workplace learning scenario. Mobile video traffic exceeded 50 percent of total mobile data traffic for the first time in 2012. First name.
MOOCs In Workplace Learning – Part 2: Designing a MOOC
JUNE 1, 2015
@ ignatia (Inge de Waard) describes MOOCs thus in her Master’s Thesis: “MOOC is above all referring to a pedagogical model with independent learners, access to information, opportunity to create emerging, spontaneous, yet not directed learning communities, etcetera. factor affecting personal learning, mentioned in MOOCs for example, is coping with the abundance of information.
The 70:20:10 Model – Today, Tomorrow & Beyond
FEBRUARY 16, 2014
Charles: We now know that people learn more about their work informally than they do formally. So we are seeing increasing interest in social and informal learning. Of course, structured learning approaches can support social and informal, but social and informal learning don’t need structured processes to happen. The Council sampled more than 1500 people in 53 organisations across the globe. More and more work involves dealing with tacit information, and less and less work involves purely transactional work. What are some interesting examples?
Joe Ganci – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators
JANUARY 30, 2015
As an example, HTML5 was added to most development tools only after it was clear that Flash was on its way out and as it became evident that more people were browsing the web on their mobile devices than on their desktop computers. Joe: I’m a firm believer that both formal and informal learning are necessary. Learnnovators: Instructional designers today must know one or more development tools, but for most people it isn’t possible to be both a great instructional designer and an excellent developer, resulting in more poor examples of e-learning. THE INTERVIEW: 1. No way!
The learner speaks
Clive on Learning
APRIL 16, 2014
Towards Maturity has just published a new study, The Learner Voice , which summarises the views on learning technologies of 2000 employees in the private sector. Above all, this list encourages me towards blended solutions that cross the boundary from formal to informal. massive 84% are willing to use technology to share knowledge to help others learning, which begs the question why we are not seeing more successful examples of this happening in a work context. It will take some time to digest this information and see where it takes us. Now we know.
MOOCs in Workplace Learning - Part 2: Designing a MOOC
JANUARY 25, 2015
@ignatia (Inge de Waard) describes MOOCs thus in her Master’s Thesis, which I have referred to: “MOOC is above all referring to a pedagogical model with independent learners, access to information, opportunity to create emerging, spontaneous, yet not directed learning communities, etcetera. Curated – In this era of information abundance, not all content needs to be created from scratch.
How MOOCs Can Solve Common Training Problems
Your Training Edge
SEPTEMBER 17, 2014
Corporate training is also a huge factor in company success—a 2000 analysis by Laurie J. This can be the result of many different factors—learners might not find the information valuable or relevant, the training might be too advanced or too easy for the audience, or the seminar room simply might be too warm and the instructor’s voice too soothing. Problem 1: Employees aren’t engaged.
That’s not my style: Learning preferences and instructional design
MARCH 5, 2015
When we take a look at the research, we find that the term learning style has varying definitions (see, for example, Wang, Wang, Wang, & Huang, 2006; Franzoni & Assar, 2009; Kinshuk, Liu, & Graf, 2009; Wu & Alrabah, 2009). Zacharis (2011) describes learning styles as the ways in which learners “perceive, process and conceptualise information” (p. 2000). 2006).
1-Minute Guides for 6 Top eLearning-Related Books
MAY 29, 2014
Should you use different graphics or alter the way the information is presented? It demonstrates graphic and instructional design professionals how to create eLearning courses that adapt to how people read and interpret visual information. After all eLearning is highly visual, so by fully understanding visual language they can inform and engage learners more completely. Mayer.
Presidential Politics, LMSs – The Cycle
SEPTEMBER 12, 2016
When done right the data can identify certain longitudinal information, forecasts and other useful analytics. They conducted a poll using a sample of folks , using some type of methodology. . On the flip side, if you have hired 10 more support people and your previous number was five, that would great information because it shows an increase of customers and thus growth, b) recognition internally that you building your support and thus level of service. Plenty of vendors were in the cloud in the early 2000’s. So that isn’t something new. not the PTA.
Guest Post: Three Learning Essentials In 2016
FEBRUARY 15, 2016
In particular, they affect anyone whose role centres on information. L&D has traditionally been all about our relationship with information. For almost all of human history – from the earliest Babylonian wax tablets to the printed books of the Twentieth Century – information was scarce. The implications of these changes are profound and far reaching. No longer. No longer.
MOOCs: Where We’ve Been, Where We Are, and Where We’re Headed
Your Training Edge
DECEMBER 23, 2013
The paying students at the university received credit for the course, and about 2000 additional students participated for free but not for credit. For example, instructors in many settings are using the flipped classroom model and incorporating MOOC elements into blended learning programs. Now the pendulum is swinging back to somewhere in the middle. Copyright 2013 Bryant Nielson.
10 eLearning buzzwords you need to know!
JULY 25, 2013
This is typically done through PowerPoint or narrated videos which are designed to dispense information quickly and conveniently to the students. Activities that are micro-learning based usually feature short term lessons, projects or coursework that is designed to provide the student with bits of information. Department of Education and Science (2000). Fischer, Gerhard (2000).
Learning is Connecting
Learning and Working on the Web
MAY 27, 2014
For example, there are how-to videos on YouTube, learning-oriented chats on Twitter, study groups on Facebook, and professional communities on LinkedIn. Perhaps education will become less about acquiring knowledge, and more about how to analyze, evaluate, and use the unlimited information that is available to us. Further Resources: [link] (Sept 2000). Facebook: Social network.
Here’s How Many Organizations Ruin Their Online Training Courses
JANUARY 26, 2015
When I first meet with a client I try to distinguish the information type courses from those that require changes in performance. The organization spent about $2000 in meetings to save $80. Inspiration: Cool elearning examples. One of the activities we do at my workshops is prototype an interactive elearning module. Craft a relevant and engaging learning interaction.
Applying The Subsumption Theory In eLearning
NOVEMBER 18, 2015
It centers on the idea that learners can more effectively acquire new knowledge if it is tied to their existing knowledge base, and that only unique information that stands out within the lesson is committed to memory. According to Ausubel’s Subsumption Theory , a learner absorbs new information by tying it to existing concepts and ideas that they have already acquired. 2000).
Future Technologies – Get Ready because they could change the way we learn online
JULY 7, 2015
often bring up a company in 2000, who offered video based courses with bookmarking capability, course tracking and would work on a 56K modem. The employee walks around the office and sees various items – immediately the information is sent back to them, explaining what they are and how they integrate into what they employee does each day. . tablet/laptop which can become a tablet, examples: Pro Surface by Microsoft, 7140 Venue by Dell) windows OS devices. I have heard of companies swapping out their desktops for 2 to 1s. Of course, mobile devices are on fire.
Discussing the ASTD Handbook, eLearning, and Published Expertise with Elaine Biech
AUGUST 4, 2014
Reading up on a topic in a handbook article written by an expert can only better prepare you to hunt down (and properly digest) whatever granular information you ultimately need to find. Elaine Biech (EB): Every profession should have a body of knowledge—some go-to reference that its members can use as a starting point for tapping into content and information. Enjoy. Authoritative.
Mobile Learning: e-learningnext
AUGUST 6, 2010
Why Mobile Learning The strongest Value Proposition for mobile learning comes from connecting people with ideas, information, and each other—anytime, anywhere! Information explosion across all spheres and domains 5. The need for instant access to “useful” information to stay ahead of competition (The increasing importance given to speed and accessibility.) 6. It has arrived.
State of the LMS 2012
FEBRUARY 15, 2012
Provided a strong cluster sample, representing folks across the globe, not just the U.S. Back in the early 2000′s, LMSs often had content mgt features built within their system, but called themselves learning management systems. As more and more people are gaining experience working with LMSs, they are seeking another level for analyzing information. Survey. 69% said yes.
Gamification in E-Learning – Are you really learning?
APRIL 25, 2013
70% of the Global 2000 will have at least one gamified application by 2014 (Gartner). The clients who told them that had wrongly assumed that by the learners completing the course or task, were actually learning and retaining information. The total score though is whether I have actually learned is the information itself or just getting the points for being active and fast.
Build Gr8 Micro-Learning Course
SEPTEMBER 23, 2016
For months I’ve been telling folks that if they want to learn how to build outstanding courses, they should surf deep into the search engines, locate the information and begin their learning experience. I was wrong. The other day, I went deep into the search engine world, using multiple engines including DuckDuckGo, Google, Dogpile and a few others, and while I discovered a lot of information on ID insight, a lot of it was either outdated, unusable or just outright none applicable to today’s course building. Examples – We need Examples. ADDIE?
10 Steps to Create Your Own Learning Objects (L.O.s)
MARCH 30, 2016
According to research, a great way to explain the concept of a learning object is to use the analogy of the LEGO™ building blocks: small units that can be fitted together any number of ways to produce customized learning experiences (Hodgins & Conner, 2000). They cannot form a bond with any atom, only with the compatible atoms (Wiley, 2000). In any case, you’re right!
Brain Based Learning and Neuroscience – What the Research Says!
Will at Work Learning
JANUARY 5, 2016
The quiz show is a great way to convey a ton of important information, but audience responses are intriguing in and of themselves. Let me give you an example related to the topic of brain science. Some have voiced concerns about the viability of educational neuroscience, suggesting that neuroscience can inform education only indirectly…” . Vendors sing praises to neuroscience.
Mythical Retention Data & The Corrupted Cone
Will at Work Learning
JANUARY 5, 2015
Unfortunately, all of the above diagrams are evangelizing misleading information. Indeed, a Google image search for “Dale’s Cone” produces about 80% misleading information, as you can see below from a recent search. . . So, for example, you can see that on the graphic, people are said to remember 30 percent of what they hear, but in the text, the percentage is 20 percent.
Am I an LMS? And if so.
NOVEMBER 28, 2016
When I write my Top 50 report, I wear multiple hats ensuring that all factors are considered, beyond just the weighting and point totals (based on many tiers of data and information). Ability to upload a course or courses from a 3rd party course/content provider (example: Wiley, Skillsoft, etc.). calendar – Should have scheduled items on it, could be webinars (online only), seminars (ILT), online group whatevers , days you can’t be bothered, etc. In 2000, this wasn’t a standard feature, today it is. . The Alternative Vendors of Learning. Oh and price.
Intro to Educational Technology by Mike Sharples #EdTech
OCTOBER 18, 2016
first example of a touch screen multimedia EdTech from the 1960's (including a blueprint from 1966 that shows an approach to sequenced multimedia tele-education offerings as can be seen in most major MOOC platforms, instructivist pedagogy: inform, test, explain). 1990's spread of online learning (VLE's, intelligent agents, integrated learning environments).
Losing interest in social media: there is no there there
JULY 30, 2011
After recreating my online social network ( largely based on blogs from early 2000) in Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, and Quora, G+ was a chore. Social media is about flow, not substance. I’ve been blogging since 2000 and can attribute a numerous positives to this activity: I was hired at University of Manitoba because of my blog and bi-weekly newsletter. I was hired at Athabasca University for similar reasons. They are a means to connect in crisis situations and to quickly disseminate rapidly evolving information. Google+ was a bit of a breaking point for me.
PKM and small business
Learning and Working on the Web
APRIL 20, 2014
Several years ago I tracked small business blogs with some interesting examples such as a sign company, a coffee roaster, and a metal fabricator. They can find similar businesses in different locations, so they could exchange information and ideas in a non-competitive way. My parents owned a small business. They worked seven days a week. Again, the major barrier is time.
On Fire in 2013 – What’s going to be hot in e-learning
SEPTEMBER 19, 2012
Allows learners to take courses on a tablet and other mobile devices and then when back online, re-synch with the SaaS system and transfer data and other information – i.e. course data. Healthcare, Pharmaceutical are just an example of two verticals that usage is high with tablets. Yeah I know its not the end of the year, when such forecasts tend to show up in droves. HTML5.
The future of higher education and other imponderables
JUNE 16, 2012
Students, in contrast, suddenly had new tools of democratic information access (and distraction) at their fingertips. The adoption of the internet and mobile technologies (read the whole Meeker Report if you want a good sampling of the scope of technological change) continues at a frenzied pace. And, badges can help account for formal and informal learning in a variety of settings.
Top 10 NextGen LMSs for 2015-2016
SEPTEMBER 3, 2015
But the systems that are coming into the space nowadays have ditched the robust stats for just the basic stats, which – HERE COMES THE IRONY – is how systems were appearing back in the early days – early 2000’s (as a whole). The difference nowadays is with all the media in our face – hundreds of ways to attain and acquire information, short and getting right to it – is way better than staring at a screen while drool drops onto the keyboard, as your course never seems to end. They were created for WBT and analytical information. Open ID?
LMS State of Affairs
AUGUST 1, 2014
Built-in authoring tool – If you are expecting something like Storyline, forget it – not there yet; unless vendor has a partnership with an authoring tool vendor – example: Claro. App store and/or integrations across the board – example MailChimp. Training communities – not actually part of the system, but provides a wealth of information including how to videos for administrators. The industry in 2000 was the wild west, with plenty of snake oil salespeople out there, telling you what you want to hear, even if it wasn’t the case.