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How Gestalt Can Help You Create Better Training: This Month on #BLPLearn

Bottom-Line Performance

And researchers at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia have shown how Gestalt theory can help improve learning: “The new screen designs were then evaluated by asking students and others to compare the designs. There is a lot of information on the web—from either universities or graphic design authorities—that can help give you an overview of Gestalt principles in design. link].

The Learning Circuits - Untitled Article

The Learning Circuits

When we focus on specific content needs, particularly the "learning objects" we hope to find somewhere or need to produce ourselves, we are faced with these cultural problems, which, as Clark points out, constitute helps or hindrances depending on 1) the profile of the individual learner 2) the trainer's awareness or even real knowledge of that profile.

10 Ways Moodle is Used for Business

Lambda Solutions

When Moodle learning management system launched in 2002 for K-12 and Higher Education institutions, many did not foresee the popularity it would gain in the corporate world. Designed to help people learn in a private and collaborative environments online, organizations around the globe quickly came to realize the business applications of this open source learning management system.

3 Trends of Digital Education


Today though, the technology-enabled solutions help create a custom experience. million people (2002) to 6 million (2009). 3. Online content delivery leaves more time for the teacher to act as a guide and facilitator of the learning experience, helping students who need additional assistance in grasping key concepts. But how do you define digital education? Source: Knewton.

Creative Visualizations of Bloom's Taxonomies!


So, today I am starting a new mission to collect the most awesome creative visualizations of Bloom''s taxonomies (old and new), and I invite you to help me discover them by tweeting your discoveries (or creations) to @zaidlearn or by simply commenting this blog post. BLOOM''S TAXONOMIES Today, I feel like celebrating Benjamin Bloom and Bloom''s Taxonomies (2 at least).

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5 Ways to Create Competitive Advantage through Corporate Philanthropy

Global eTraining

This concept was introduced by Michael Porter and Mark Kramer in the December 2002 Harvard Business Review. Provide grants for research projects focused on areas that could provide benefit to your firm, or to help local institutions improve the course curricula, or provide scholarships for the faculties you will be hiring from. 5. But how?

Moodle vs Totara – which is the right choice for you?


Moodle has gone through a number of iterations in its 15 year trajectory – from Moodle 1.0 in 2002 to version 3.0 The ability to provide a learner with feedback and help them to understand where they are performing well and where are their areas for improvement is crucial for any organization if wants its workforce to develop. Moodle vs Totara: Understanding the differences.

Theories for the digital age: Paragogy

Learning with e's

They show that never before has access to information and people been so easy and so widespread, and that we make connections with people who can help us manage, organize, disseminate and make sense of the resources. User generated content has also attracted criticism over issues of mediocrity, lack of accuracy and superficial scholarship (Brabazon, 2002; 2007). Brabazon, T. Carr, N.

Top Six E-Learning Tools for 2015

eLearning 24-7

With all due respect, I disagree.  I self-taught myself instructional design and if I can do it, so can you.  I used the site below to help me, and read a great book by Horton (last name) in 2002 (so the content of course building with HTML not sure if relevant today). Well it is that time of the year.  For what?  No clue, but people seem to like saying that phrase and so, I’m adding it to this post. And what a post it is going to be. Unusual? Oh, in so many ways.  Qualifications for e-learning tools. but most were ho-hum – is it nap time? Trial Tools. Best Buddy.

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‘Who Are The Learning Technologist?’ by @HeyWayne

Dont Waste Your Time

This is by no small feat, but an honour in that the conversations are widening and engaging many more individuals and helping to focus and drive a deeper understanding of the roles, the individuals in the roles, and the expectations placed on the role (from ourselves, our colleagues and peers, our networks and associated organisations – like ALT or SEDA – and our employers).

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Moodle vs Totara – which is the right choice for you?


Moodle has gone through a number of iterations in its 15 year trajectory – from Moodle 1.0 in 2002 to version 3.0 The ability to provide a learner with feedback and help them to understand where they are performing well and where are their areas for improvement is crucial for any organization if wants its workforce to develop. Moodle vs Totara: Understanding the differences.

Learning on the move

Learning with e's

cited Puro (2002) who declared: 'The mobile phone. Fortunati (2002) speaks of the alienation and isolation that sometimes comes from mobile phone use, and comments that some isolation can be self-imposed, particularly when 'defending the space within which one would like to isolate one's voice'. 2002) Italy: Stereotypes, true and false. 2002) Finland: A Mobile Culture.

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Mobile gives the edge

Learning with e's

Howard Rheingold argued as early as 2002 that mobile phones harness the 'power of the many', which has manifested itself in recent years in social phenomena such as citizen journalism, flash mobs and crowd sourced funding projects to name just a few. What happens when all objects you encounter become context aware, and your mobile phone helps you to learn about them? Curtis, M.

Top Open Source Learning Management Systems

Designing Digitally

Title: Moodle Description: Moodle stands for Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment and it was designed in 2002 as a stand-alone educational portal. Need more information about open source LMS systems or help narrowing the choices down even further? All of the options below are 100% free to implement with no strings attached. Why choose Forma.lms?

Activate your knowledge

Learning and Working on the Web

It is a framework that helps move from an awareness of knowledge to activation of its use in the context of getting work done. 2002), to keep track of contacts (Whittaker, Jones & Terveen, 2002), or to make choices about which communities to join and which to ignore. PKM is much more than processing information. Most of all, PKM is a framework to actually do knowledge work.

Interview With a Lead Developer: Paul Middlin

Visual Lounge

Mike Malinak had found the company in 2002, while we were in grad school. More meetings ;) Really though I try to represent the technical side of the product in the business team, or core team. I try to help identify areas of growth for fellow devs and do what I can to open doors. Who are you, and what do you do? Paul Middlin, Lead Developer on Camtasia:mac. Ready to compile.

Brain Drain: The "Perfect Storm" of Unfilled IT Jobs

Kapp Notes

serve as the external evaluator helping the group to reach its goals by providing formative evaluation information during the life of the grant. More people than ever need to be trained to do more and more technically difficult jobs from programming to helping establish a network in a person's home. San Francisco, CA. is a lovely place. Estimated 1.5 million that's 1.7 No

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The changing Web

Learning with e's

Van Dijk, 2002) or simply another phase in its relentless progress. How for example, does this architecture of participation help to scaffold remote learners and how can it promote quality learning outcomes? applications help to shape the education provision of the future? 2002) The Network Society. Yesterday's post can be found at this link. tools. Essentially, Web 2.0

Profile of a learning architect: Charles Jennings

Clive on Learning

Charles Jennings is the Managing Director of Duntroon Associates, a leading learning and performance consultancy company, focused on helping organisations build their ability to deliver maximum business benefit from their workforce. Throughout my book The New Learning Architect I take time out to look at real-life examples of great learning architects in action. Little was shared.”

Adult Bullying on the Job: An Epidemic


successful entrepreneur for more than 20 years, Patti has been working in the elearning field since 2002. Train employees to help eliminate bullying in your company—this Respectful Workplace bundle  from Myca Training is a great place to start. She was one of the founders of a technology company that went public in 2000, and has been working in the elearning field since 2002. Editors Note: This guest post is from Patti Massey, President of Myca Multimedia & Training Solutions. This October, ABC World News reported on bullying in the workplace. Who are the victims?

Snagit speaks German! Do you?

Visual Lounge

This is the first release of the German Snagit 12, which follows the long tradition of having a translated windows version all the way back to 2002 when we released Snagit 6.1. We localized the help file and created a large number of video- and written tutorials to help our users succeed. Today is an exciting day for our German speaking customers. Bildschirmaufnahme! Intrigued? You

Generation Mobile

Nick Leffler

want to do everything on my phone that I’d otherwise have to do on a computer had this been 2002. Fostering conversations and curating resources that help employees do their job better is the most important role mobile can play for L&D trying to work with generation mobile. Mobile Help Overlays – Ultimate Performance Support for Mobile Apps. Dividing the World.

Will at Work Learning: Personality Instruments and Workplace Performance

Will at Work Learning

Main | Learning Landscape Model Annotated » Monday, 29 December 2008 Personality Instruments and Workplace Performance The learning-and-performance industry is deluged with instruments purported to help people (1) work better in teams, (2) manage more effectively, (3) hire the right people, (4) promote the best people, (5) etcetera. While using such a diagnostic seemed helpful in making that point, today I would use other ways to get that message across or use instruments that are scientifically validated. Vol 87(3), Jun 2002, 530-541. Vol 87(4), Aug 2002, 797-807.

The first social networking service wasn?

Aaron Silvers

The first social networking service wasn… The first social networking service wasn’t Facebook in 2004 or Friendster in 2002 but a service called, launched in 1996. show/hide help. The Beard's Notebook. The reading, research and publications of Aaron E. Silvers. This content is published under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 license. only ask that you attribute any use of this material. Likewise, if you find something here thats not attributed correctly, please let me know. Thank you. Search for: Recent comments. book. ( 9 ). strategic learning. ( 28 ).

Should Leaders Communicate or Listen?

CLO Magazine

Chief executives who are excellent in this regard can help their organizations thrive and prosper. He was vocal about how team feedback would help him form great vision, and his vision focused on creating community. Another example is former IBM CEO Sam Palmisano, who guided the company to prosperity from 2002 to late 2011. He positioned IBM as helping companies solve problems and make decisions in the new era of technology. Some leaders are great communicators, while others are excellent listeners. Great leaders excel at both.

Meet the judges for the Screencast Awards

Visual Lounge

Helping us out this year are 3 fantastic judges. They are reviewing each of the finalist videos, and helping us pick the winners. One of the Internet’s first video bloggers, Garfield began experimenting with the technique in 2002 and launched his own video blog on January 1, 2004. The show goes live at 2PM EST here. ScreenChamp Judges. Miss past Forge episodes?

Mythical Retention Data & The Corrupted Cone

Will at Work Learning

Later, I will provide a section on what we can all do to help debunk the myths and inaccuracies imbedded in these fabrications. Beginning around 2002, a new generation of critics has taken on the illegitimate combination of the retention chart and Edgar Dale’s Cone of Experience – the corrupted cone.” (p. Starting in about 2002, we noticed many sources of refutation. Betrus, A.,

Learn a New Skill: Learn a New Language Without Leaving Home


Online courses are helpful for beginners as the instructor has already chosen some of the best resources and combined them into specific learning paths. Online resources and courses are now available to help her with this language need—specifically Pronto Spanish for the Medical Front Office. These options are great for students who find more structure helps their learning.


Wonderful Brain

Our need is not to get information it’s how to get just the right content to help us work with more accurate and insightful facts and, smarter and faster? Here’s a model than might help us slow down a bit, turn down the faucet and cull out know information and potentially new content when big data offers additional tonnage of content. So the era of big data is here.

Ten years after

Jay Cross

In 2002, ASTD and I introduced a blog, Learning Circuits Blog, about eLearning and networking. I was an early and frequent contributor. Excited about the new communication tool, we actually started our first blog somewhat ambitiously in 2002 as an experiment lead by informal learning guru Jay Cross and Learning Circuits editor Ryann Ellis. For a simple blog, we went far. Bad move.

Learners' Often Use Poor Learning Strategies -- From a Research Review

Will at Work Learning

They also found that concept maps helped the learners by supporting their comprehension. Novices are especially prone to failure to engage in planning prior to their efforts to learn (Zimmerman, 2002).  . 1997), even when a more thorough analysis would actually help them to build a detailed plan for learning (Veenman, Elshout, & Busato, 1994).  . We have a responsibility to help our learners. I just read the following research article, and found a great mini-review of some essential research. Hagemans, M. G., van der Meij, H., & de Jong, T. 2013). 2004).

Dilemma of author-educators migrating to story-based eLearning design

Vignettes Learning

Possessing good writing, education and training backgrounds would certainly help anyone who aspires to become an elearning story-based curriculum developer. Understanding the perspective of authors and writers is equally important for trainers in the process of helping these academic Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) migrate from linear to modular learning. Synthesis. Image source: www.

The argument for experiential learning


True, if an incident has a major emotional impact on us, we can’t help but reflect on it, so much so that we may find it hard to sleep; but there are many less monumental learning opportunities that end up being wasted. The art of changing the brain by James E Zull, Stylus, 2002. Over the past year we have been publishing extracts from The New Learning Architect. Because we don’t always take the best advantage of these opportunities : In the mad rush of everyday life, we don’t always take the time to reflect on what has gone well and what less well. References.

The Best and Worst of Bite-Size Learning

CLO Magazine

Our job isn’t to help participants learn; it’s to help them solve real-world problems. In 2002, the BBC compared a bite-size approach with longer training and found that bite-size resulted in greater understanding, application and retention than a day-long equivalent. Contextualization: Our job isn’t to help participants learn; it’s to help them solve real-world problems. Bite-size delivers twice the return, but there’s still resistance. The evidence is clear: bite-size learning is cheaper and more effective. What are the barriers to bite-size?

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Lessons Learned: 25 Years After Exxon Valdez


As of 2002, OPA had prohibited 18 ships from entering Prince William Sound. . The tugs not only help guide the tankers, but are designed to begin cleanup if there is a spill. These councils provide local vigilance and can help direct response in the event of an incident. Today marks 25 years since the Exxon Valdez struck Bligh Reef near Prince William Sound in Alaska. history.

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14 Articles on MOOCs

Jay Cross

Complexity, Resilience, and the Need for Agility in Learning<br />Barnett (2002) highlighted that we now live in a world characterized by “super-complexity,” uncertainty, and change: “Work, communication, identity, self, knowing, and even life: the meaning of fundamental concepts are no longer clear in a world of change” (p. 9). That undoubtedly will raise numerous hackles. Educause.

Pause to Grow Others

CLO Magazine

In 2002, faced with developing a steady stream of talent prepared for leadership, the company set out to accelerate succession decision quality and develop high-potential leaders. To help people grow, it is best to avoid the expert role. Instead, pause to help people sort things out. Building commitment begins with helping people consider the consequences of their actions. Leaders need to help people feel and experience a deep emotional connection to a behavior’s impact to help them change that behavior permanently. The issue was critical. issues?

Partnering up Gamification with eLearning

Voice of Clarity

Gamification is a term coined by a British programmer in 2002. Raymer describes the game mechanics that help to make e-learning more engaging. Adults like the online eLearning experience, and according to one study by the U.S. Department of Education, learners do better online than in face-to-face instruction. That’s good to know, especially when you have a group of adult workers who need to learn new skills, but you don’t want to bear the costs and time involved in classroom learning. eLearning Works Well, No Matter What the Subject. Adults Like the Control. Engagement Is Key.

The future of higher education and other imponderables

George Siemens

pdf) emphasizing the critical need for universities to help revitalize and improve regional and state economic activity. In 2002, MIT announced the OpenCourseWare initiative. Since 2002, other universities and colleges have announced open education initiatives and openness is now a significant area of research. Registration is free (duh). Slides from CANHEIT are below.

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eLearning Lies or Truths? How do you find authentic stories?

Vignettes Learning

September, 2002. Ray Jimenez, PhD Vignettes Learning "Helping Learners Learn Their Way" Ray Jimenez, PhD. Synthesis: The use of a powerful storyline is one of the elements that makes eLearning lessons effective. However, eLearning developers should also assess their narratives and check their authenticity. Users download the app to their phones, where it integrates with the cameras.

Informal Learning – the other 80%

Jay Cross

Years ago a start-up commissioned me to write a white paper that would help put them on the map. We discover how to do our jobs through informal learning  – observing others, asking the person in the next cubicle, calling the help desk, trial-and-error, and simply working with people in the know.  Help workers learn how to improve their learning skills. It’s real. Goethe.

The scope of bottom-up learning


While each of these methods relies on the employee to initiate the activity, they all tend to require some help from the employer, whether that’s by establishing the appropriate infrastructure or by committing to policies which make opportunities accessible. Directly or indirectly, learning can help an individual to meet many of these needs. Blog newlearningarchitect

Why you should consider neuroscience when creating e-learning courses


Understanding how the brain works and how people learn helps e-learning professionals develop the best training for business environments. Zull in 2002 offers an over simplified but relevant picture of how different areas of the brain are engaged in the four stages of learning: gathering information, reflection, creation and active testing. Designing training courses based on neuroscience and the brain's natural ways of learning will help instructional designers deliver the best — and effective — learning experiences. What does neuroscience have to do with e-learning?

The Higher Educational Bubble Continues to Grow

Kapp Notes

They amenities are not going to help new college graduates to get jobs, they are not preparing them for workplace acumen. This is a new phenomenon, according to the article, as recently as 2002, there were no million-dollar presidents, only four earning more than $800,000, and 27 earning more than $500,000 (now there are 110). The definition of an economic bubble is, according to Wikipedia , “trade in high volumes at prices that are considerably at variance with intrinsic values ”.(Another Another way to describe it is: trade in products or assets with inflated values.)

Research? Science? or something more wooly?

Tayloring it

Regularly posting videos helped the company’s website receive 200% to 300% more monthly unique visitors and a 100% longer average time-on-site spent per visitor. 2002) An Assessment of Streaming Video in Web-based Instruction. That’s why I was quite excited to see this tweet appear in my timeline. Here is the science behind the effectiveness of video in learning! link]. 1994).