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2009 Top Posts and Topics: Kapp Notes

Kapp Notes

The ASTD Big question this month is an annual question: What did you learn about learning in 2009? So one of the tasks I will do to answer this question is to see what posts were the Best of 2009 from several different sources. How Long Does It Take to Develop One Hour of E-Learning-Updated for 2009. I had done some work in this area in 2003 and wanted to see if any information had changed. Here are my top posts via Google Analytics for 2009.(I'll So there are my most popular posts for 2009. First from eLearning Learning , Here are my top posts. Bored?-Try

Build Branched E-Learning Scenarios in Three Simple Steps

Rapid eLearning

NOTE: I’ve attached the PowerPoint file (2003 & 2007), as well as the placeholder assets, so you can practice on your own. This post is in response to some conversations I had during the last ASTD conference in Washington, DC. added some tutorials at the bottom of the page that shows you how to do so. In one, I show you how to actually pre-build the scenario as a template.

2 Juicy Ways to Insert YouTube Videos into PowerPoint


You can download versions for PowerPoint 2007 and 2003 (and earlier), so having an old PowerPoint version is totally alright. POWERPOINT 2003 POWERPOINT 2007 If you prefer reading a brilliant article about this instead, CLICK HERE (Yes , it even tells you how to Get Videos from Google Docs into PowerPoint. So, how can we get the job done quickly? Ops, let's get back on track.

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Are Learning and Entertainment Mutually Exclusive?

Bottom-Line Performance

Mayer , e-Learning and the Science of Instruction ,  (San Francisco, CA, Pfeiffer Publishing/John Wiley & Sons, 2003). Jennifer’s post titled Corporate Training – Journalism or Entertainment , really got me thinking about learning versus entertainment. Are they congruous or exclusive? want to believe training can effectively be delivered in an entertaining way. I for one want to be entertained. However, is it possible that I may learn more from something on the boring side? Possibly, it is a fine line to follow. Let’s consider a couple examples. Where is the balance?

Resources for Finding Out How Long it Takes to Develop eLearning

Kapp Notes

Several people have attempted to answer that question in 2003 I gathered data and information about the times it takes to develop instruction and then my colleague Robyn Defelice and I explored the idea in 2009. A question I am constantly asked is “How long does it take to develop…&# you can fill in the rest with Instructor-led training, elearning, simulations, etc. How Long Does it Take to Create Learning? View more presentations from Chapman Alliance. Great detailed breakdown. Design develop

Competition & Cooperation in Gamification

Kapp Notes

Crawford, 2003). Increasing the number of competitors can decrease student motivation (Garcia & Tor, 2009). 2003) Chris Crawford on game design. 2009) The N-Effect more competitors, less competition. Some thoughts on competition and cooperation for learning within the context of gamification. For more information on content and structural gamification, click HERE. Competition. Competition is often associated with structural gamification. In structural gamification, this is manifest by students accumulating points and appearing on a leaderboard. Cooperation.

“Ba” for Management Development

Gram Consulting

2003). “Ba&# is a Japanese concept meaning a shared space that serves as a foundation for the creation of individual and collective knowledge.  Nonaka and Takeuchi built on the concept in their influential book, The Knowledge Creating Company a few years back. The SECI cycle of Knowledge Creation. SECI and Ba (from Nonaka and Konno, 1998). Ba and Management Development. Spring 1998. H.

Agile Design: An Ethos for Creating Learning Platforms

Big Dog, Little Dog

These value and principles make Agile more adaptive rather than predictive; and people-oriented rather than process-oriented (Fowler, 2003). Retrieved on June 28, 2009 from [link]. Fowler, Martin (2003). Retrieved on June 28, 2009 from [link]. Retrieved on June 28, 2009 from [link]. Retrieved Oct 22, 2009: Google Books Values and Principles of Agile Design.

Workplace learning in ten years

Learning and Working on the Web

switched to  a Handspring (Palm) in 2001. I had high-speed Internet access at work ( a university) but not at home until 2003. This was not really possible in 1999 but by 2003 it was feasible, though a challenge. We had digital cameras at work but our camera at home used film. My professional network was the people at work, our clients and partners and a very few people (e.g.

Theories for the digital age: The digital natives discourse

Learning with e's

One of the more controversial theories of the digital age is the claim that technology is changing (or rewiring) our brains (Greenfield, 2009) whilst some also claim that prolonged use of the Web is detrimental to human intellectual development (Carr, 2010). 2009) The Quest For Identity In The 21st Century. 2009) Living and Learning with New Media. There is further yet dissent.

10 Serious Games that changed the world

Growth Engineering

Tiltfactor Laboratory (2003). Established in 2003, serious game research centre, Tiltfactor Laboratory , saw success in the last few years with their innovative card games. After she suffered a concussion in 2009, the resulting symptoms left Jane feeling depressed and suicidal. Here’s a list of 10 ways the world has been transformed by play. 1. Force More Powerful (2006).

Embedding Learning in Work: The Benefits and Challenges

Performance Learning Productivity

The Research A 2009 study by the Learning & Development Roundtable, a division of the Corporate Executive Board, reported that on-the-job learning had three times the impact on performance improvement over formal training programs. If people learn as part of the workflow then this learning is more likely to impact performance in a positive way. itashare

7 Things About eLearning Your CEO/Executive Director Wants to Know

Association eLearning

According to the US Department of Education’s studies on online education published in 2009 and revised in 2010, “on average, students in online learning conditions performed modestly better than those receiving face-to-face instruction.”. You’ve decided that it’s time to move your courses online. Membership numbers seem stagnant and renewals are decreasing. Will we need an LMS?

eLearning Development: How long does it Really take?

Upside Learning

It used to take higher efforts in 2003 but now takes much lesser. I can’t believe this! 2. How long does it take to create one hour of eLearning? According to an article posted on the ASTD website by Karl Kapp and Robyn A. Defelice, the time needed to develop one hour of self paced eLearning could take between 90 hours and 1743 hours. Do you feel comfortable with these numbers? I don’t.

A new recipe for learner engagement (and how to bake it)

Learning Wire

Corporates can enable their employees to develop by offering relevant ‘lifelong’ learning & development activities, and studies have shown that both employees and the companies they are working for will benefit (Aguinis & Kraiger, 2009). 2009). 2003). This article offers a new learner engagement recipe to boost learner engagement in your corporate learning environment.

August Topic: Learning Management Systems

Bottom-Line Performance

As TD’s Kodak case study from 2003 reveals, implementing a new LMS is challenging and you may not need all of the bells and whistles you think you want. As Jenn first told you in July , Lessons on Learning has a whole new format. We’ll be covering a new topic each month, and I’m in charge of August. This month, we’ll be focusing on Learning Management Systems. We’ll explore: Definition and features of an LMS. Differences between an LMS and an LCMS. Questions to ask when creating a course for the LMS. The future of learning management systems: Web 2.0 and beyond. Measuring course usage.

A Victory for Prior Knowledge

In the Middle of the Curve

As the machines began to die - they started being replaced by the Windows XP/Office 2003 critter. Thankfully - the User Interface between Word 97 and Word 2003 is practically the same. I'm personally surprised this is just NOW coming up as an issue - but I didn't let on to the librarian.) I passed the tip guide to the librarian with the reminder that Word 97 and Word 2003 are very similar beasts - especially when it comes to dissertation formatting. I'm hanging out with the folks at the Student help desk these days. keep looking for the post where I sing their praises.

2 Juicy Ways to Insert YouTube Videos into PowerPoint


You can download versions for PowerPoint 2007 and 2003 (and earlier), so having an old PowerPoint version is totally alright. POWERPOINT 2003 POWERPOINT 2007 If you prefer reading a brilliant article about this instead, CLICK HERE (Yes , it even tells you how to Get Videos from Google Docs into PowerPoint. So, how can we get the job done quickly? Ops, let's get back on track.


eLearning Topics

Tony Karrer

Topics by Year By selecting 2009 , I've selected a subset of the content, but in this case it's basically content associated with this year. Year by Topic You can also go the other way to see things like selecting Twitter and you can see that the associated years are: 2009 2020 2008 2020? 2001 2002 2000 2003 2004 are associated years) virtual classroom – still current strategy – old flash – still current performance – old – not sure why – shouldn't this be a perennial topic? I've done a few posts in the past that take a look at the topics that are Hot Topics in Training.

Concerned about Retention? The Potential for a Resume Tsunami

Learning on the Leading Edge

Sure enough, voluntary turnover started to increase in July of 2003 and continued to rise until July of 2005 (see the blue line in the chart below). To highlight the importance of treating employees well during layoffs, in 2009, some Deloitte Consulting LLP colleagues and I wrote “ Where Did Our Employees Go? Voluntary Turnover (Quits) vs. Unemployment Rate 2001-2016.

Survey Says.

Kapp Notes

Estimation Methods for Developing E-Learning and while the formulas and ideas in the article are up-to-date (written in 2003), one section really needs to be updated. One article that I wrote seems to get more attention than any other, it is called How Long Does it Take? That is the section on Industry Standards. have a feeling some of those numbers may have changed but I'd like to seek confirmation. So, if you are a designer or developer of e-learning, please take a moment to complete a survey that will help update those numbers. Here is a link to the survey.

Storyboarding Software

Take an e-Learning Break

Storyboarder Pro integrates into Microsoft Word (2003 or later). Free to try. Check it out: [link

Text-to-Speech to Enjoying Traffic Jams!


ReadPlease 2003 The free edition offers full support for all Microsoft voices, reads text via Windows clipboard fm any program, Adjustable voice speed (rate) and so on. Do you experience traffic jams? Do you curse at other 'Monkey' drivers? Do you feel like beating the 'Beep' out of them? Do you listen to the radio hoping for the right song? Do you feel that you are wasting your time?

Text-to-Speech to Enjoying Traffic Jams!


ReadPlease 2003 The free edition offers full support for all Microsoft voices, reads text via Windows clipboard fm any program, Adjustable voice speed (rate) and so on. Do you experience traffic jams? Do you curse at other 'Monkey' drivers? Do you feel like beating the 'Beep' out of them? Do you listen to the radio hoping for the right song? Do you feel that you are wasting your time?

Imprompu thoughts on m-learning

Clive on Learning

wrote an article on the subject called M is for Maybe back in 2003 and this has proved to be a realistic perspective. This week I was lucky enough to present at the World Summit on the Information Society, hosted by the ITU, a UN agency, in Geneva. At the very last minute I was drafted into a panel discussion on 'ICT applications for a better life,' with a focus on the impact of mobile devices on many aspects of our lives, including learning. All very good, but I didn't know I'd have to make a short presentation on the subject. This is where e-learning is going, full stop.

ten years

Learning and Working on the Web

On 21 April 2003, went online. In 2003 social media were primarily blogs. In 2003 Twitter did not exist and WordPress was only released in May of that year. Probably the most significant change in my work came with the formation of the Internet Time Alliance , in 2009, with my partners Jay Cross, Jane Hart, Charles Jennings, and Clark Quinn.

Blogphilosophy: Ten reasons why sharing what you learn/research will add to your life's quality

Ignatia Webs

A lot has been written on the ups and downs of open source software and movements and building on that philosophy, the topic of open source content in education (not umbiased I linked to 'old' - read March 2003 - comprehensive article on the topic by George Siemens and building on a discussion with Stephen Downes. believe in open content sharing). But fear for sharing keeps existing in the hearts of a lot of people. This topic of sharing content rekindled because I attended a 'writers day' (basically a day in which you could choose to augment your writing skills). And to top it off.

Business Intelligence: A Case Study

In the Middle of the Curve

1995 Banner Implementation - Baseline Banner shop (no mods) 1998 – Started developing homegrown MS Access DataMarts 2003 – Banner HR Implementation 2004 – ODS/EDW Cognos Katz-Tower and the Cloud ‘Institutions Performance Management System may become one of the defining elements of the enterprise” Why Business Intelligence? Presentation: Business Intelligence: A Case Study Presenters: Lynne Hamre and Bill Reichet, The College of St. Scholastica -- Very excited! Found the wireless! Not in the meeting rooms, but I found the wireless! Also found the free coffee. College of St.

#IeL09 Friday Morning Keynote

In the Middle of the Curve

Presentation: The Second Transformation Presenter: Frank Anderson Asked why are we investing time and resources in doing this conference? - To create a learning environment for DoD - we need to create an environment internally. Helps having people excited about new ideas. - DAU has created one of largest e-Environments in the world. First transformation - Trying how to create a better environment for the workforce - How to improve reach and products and credibility Second transformation - Move to a true learning environment where empower EVERY employee to be an everyday learner. currently.

Long Live?

Tony Karrer

percent in 2003 and 70.58 percent of all training in 2003 to 6.39 Just got through reading - Long Live Instructor-Led Learning - by Saul Carliner, who is a person I know, like and respect. Wow, did he step in it on this one. Was his purpose link-bait by putting up something that is so horribly wrong as to cause us to want to respond? He had me scratching my head about Long Live what? Death of the Classroom? You sometimes will run across posts or presentations that have the title – the Death of the Classroom. would argue that today all classroom or courseware should be questioned.

The ripple effect

Learning with e's

We can take any number of pathways, but in essence, as those pathways become well trodden, they strengthen and provide value to the network (see Clark, 2003). 2003) Natural Born Cyborgs. 2009) The Wisdom of Crowds. However, we are also speaking to a vast, unknown audience and it is easy to get lost in the crowd. Adhikari is right of course. don't know who will read this.

The University Myth

Learning and Working on the Web

From 1950 to 2003, the ratio of current university undergrads to the general population increased five-fold in Canada. Forty-seven percent of Canadians have a post-secondary degree of some kind and, according to the CCL : Even by 1950, less than 6% of Canadian 25- to 44-year-olds had university degrees. Today, secondary schooling is universally available, and the proportion of 25- to 44-year-olds with university degrees is near 20%. Even going back to the 1970’s, when I started university, it was almost a ticket to a good job. Stay in school, get a degree, get a job, etc.

Getting Started in Second Life (JISC)

Dont Waste Your Time

Second Life is described as "a free 3D multi-user virtual world developed by Linden Labs in 2003, and is inhabited by millions of residents across the world. I've not spent any time with Second Life so I know I am not in any position to pass judgement on it, but I have this 'fear' of such a large virtual world. read lots of posts on blogs and Twitter about the pitfalls of using it, but every now and again I find something that raises my spirits. Teaching in these environments feels more like running an event than simply using a piece of software.  Second Life.


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