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Information on E-Learning and WCAG 2.0 Compliance in Australia

Connect Thinking

For example, some Flash interactions such as many games are currently no longer usable as they cannot be read by text to speech readers such as JAWS. checklist for more information. If your organisation is using old operating environments such as Windows XP, Office 2003 and Internet Explorer 6-8, then you may have problems even having the capability of complying with WCAG 2.0.

Informal Learning – the other 80%

Jay Cross

The start-up stiffed me but the paper morphed into the Informal Learning book. I’ll be leading a series of master classes on informal learning and working smarter in Europe. Informal Learning – the other 80%. Because organizations are oblivious to informal learning, they fail to invest in it. Let’s look at what informal learning is and what to do to leverage it.

From information to knowledge and the democratization of learning


We live in the era of the ‘Information Revolution’. For the first time in history billions of people around the globe have access to tons of information digitally stored in what we already call “the cloud” One could reasonably expect unprecedented growth and prosperity for the global economy! We try to make this informal knowledge searchable and transferable.

Laura Overton – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators


We started our research programme in 2003, and since then we’ve seen a lot of change in the field of L&D. That was just one example, but we’ve had many many others in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors. How should we be using that to inform our strategy and make it meaningful? ABOUT LAURA OVERTON (MD, Towards Maturity). THE INTERVIEW: 1. Learnnovators: Hi Laura.

An Introduction to Population Health: Part 1

Web Courseworks

Population health first came to being in 2003, however, it was more of a medical term rather than an emerging trend in the medical field. For example, let’s use the population of diabetes. However, one of the larger, more ambiguous challenges is how to have physicians utilize the data created from these EHR records to make informed decisions. Interested in the healthcare space?

Game Based Learning – Why Does it Work?

Bottom-Line Performance

In a simulation, for example, the simulation is set up to mimic the real-world or real-world challenges. This replication gives us context, and context makes it easier to retrieve information later. [i] iv] Clark, Ruth and Mayer, Richard (2003). This is the full text of a “scroll of knowledge” from the Knowledge Guru himself. A Learning Brief by Sharon Boller.

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The teacher as storyteller

Clive on Learning

Back in 2003, I devoted a great deal of energy to the design of a new CD-ROM course entitled Ten Ways to Avoid Death by PowerPoint. That''s why it''s so much more difficult to run a workshop for the first time - it can take quite a while to come up with all those anecdotes and examples that bring the event to life. In my research, I came across a post I originally published in 2005.

Relationships, IBM’s Secret to Building Strong Female Leaders

CLO Magazine

Since its inception in 2003, BRI’s overall objective is to encourage women to reflect on their personal and professional goals and to take tangible action to drive their careers forward. For example, they’re given reading material to learn and an online module on personal branding. It’s also an informal space to share photos, interesting articles, links to videos, etc.

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3 Major E-learning Trends: Evolution of Self-paced Online Courses from 2005 to 2016

CommLab India

Microlearning refers to the delivery of learning content in the form of information nuggets and the content is divided into several modules, each having a span of not more than 10 minutes. BBC reported in 2003 that bite-sized learning results in greater understanding, application and retention than a day-long equivalent and results in savings of up to 30%. Design. Microlearning.

SMEs Are Not Instructional Designers

Association eLearning

We all know that Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) provide the content that makes a course informative. But sometimes, their content may get a little too much “in the weeds,” and you find yourself bogged down with a mountain of information that’s “nice to know, but not need to know” for your learners. Work Together to Limit Information. Bio Latest Posts.

Is E-learning Implementation in Your Organization Smooth?

CommLab India

Note: The bold arrows indicate direct influence, while the dotted arrows indicate indirect influence (Mungania, 2003). For example, an employee of a technological company is less likely to oppose e-learning as against an individual in an oil and gas organization. If they are not informed of why the organization has decided to make this change, they will not lend their support.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Humble Learning Moment

Learning Visions

Ive been reading e-Learning and the Science of Instruction (2003) by Ruth Clark and Richard Mayer. The old theory: Up until now, Ive gone along with that concept of learning styles , which the books authors tell me is based on the information delivery theory. So when designing a program with different learning styles in mind, one presents information in multiple formats: both as onscreen text and audio along with an illustrative graphic. You present the content in multiple ways so that the user can access the information in their preferred way. Getting an Informal M.Ed

How To Build a Serious Game: Part 1


Instruction Design principles, for example like the ADDIE model (analysis, design, development, implementation and evaluation) provide valuable inputs to a serious game. Research in game design (by Zimmerman, 2003) reveals that a game developed in iterations, traps ambiguity by defining its solution. The goal is to encourage learners to utilize the information in a real world setting.


Improving Informal Learning

Big Dog, Little Dog

Harold notes the 80-20 funding ratio between formal and informal learning and Will Thalheimer questions this funding differential in the comment section. That is, 20% of the learning in organizations is formal, while 80% is informal; however, organizations spend 80% on formal learning and only 20% on informal, thus it looks something like this: Chart 1. 2003). 1990).

Writing and Grammar: List Lovers Unite!

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

For example, one of my colleagues tells me that if she needs the answers to three questions she is sending by email, she makes sure to mention that there are three questions and to put each question in a separate paragraph (or bullet point). Here is an example of an email message unlikely to get timely and thorough answers: In reviewing your article (which I enjoyed very much) I found several areas that need attention. For example, I noticed that the page number was omitted for the quote in the first paragraph. Could you please send the missing information to me by Friday?

Reusable Learning Object Methodology – A way to design blended learning


In fact, Cisco created a White Paper back in 2003 that explains it thoroughly. It was in 2004 when I was introduced to the Reusable Learning Object methodology. Our training manager was awesome — he was business savvy, empowered us to do what we needed to do, BUT he didn’t have a learning development background. What is a Reusable Learning Object (RLO) methodology?

The future of intelligence

Learning with e's

In his seminal work, Natural Born Cyborgs (2003), Clark sees a future that combines the best features of human and machine, where we literally wear or physically internalise our technologies. There are examples of how such cyborg existence might come about. 2003) Natural Born Cyborgs: Minds, Technologies and the Future of Human Intelligence. He is right. References Clark, A.

Are Learning and Entertainment Mutually Exclusive?

Bottom-Line Performance

Let’s consider a couple examples. Very entertaining, but it overwhelms the learner’s cognitive abilities to process information and suppresses learning. (1). Present information graphically where possible, but ensure the message isn’t lost in the aesthetics. 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? Where is the balance?

xAPI, LRS – The Interview

eLearning 24-7

Part of the problem though is that there is a lot of information out there, some of it erroneous in nature and honestly, equally confusing. In 2003, the eLearning startup I worked for shuttered its doors as our customers moved to adopt SCORM, and we had no idea how to do that. This work informed the conversations with several current and former ADL friends. years. Thank you.

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Front-End Analysis: Improving Performance

Social Learning

These are some examples of the types of performance problems that will occur, just, because of the very nature of an ERP system. This is an updated version of the BEM described by Roger Chevalier (2003). Chevalier says that information, resources, and incentives are usually cheaper to fix than individual factors. May/June 2003). The Human Performance Technology Model.

Power of informal learning in developing managers

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Here’s a six-year old article on informal learning I discovered while Googling for material on learning transfer. Informal Learning and the Transfer of Learning: How Managers Develop Proficiency. 4, Winter 2003. Formal classroom training is the mode of instruction most widely used by corporations to develop managers (Bassi & Van Buren, 1999), but researchers suggest that most managerial learning takes place informally (Lowy, Kelleher, & Finestone, 1986; McCall, Lombardo, & Morrison, 1988). For example, McCall et al. Michael D. 14, no.

Writing and Grammar: More on Lists, Bullets, and Tufte

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

" She goes on to say that "A list is an invaluable means of presenting information when it is used properly. The goal of a presentation is to convey information to the consumer in the manner that works best for the delivery of the content. For example: In 1940, 4,000 molecules per million of carbon in the atmosphere. The presenter should determine if bullet points are the right choice for conveying this particular piece of information. What is the best method for conveying this information to this audience?  Sometimes bullets are not effective.

Don’t Overcomplicate Leadership Development

CLO Magazine

As Eric Schmidt, then-CEO of Google, said at a 2011 technology conference, humans create as much information every 48 hours as was created between the dawn of civilization and 2003. For example, Google’s homepage is a white backdrop, a text box and two buttons. Results of an informal December LinkedIn poll indicate that companies haven’t mastered this. Based on a sample of 12 leaders, 58 percent rated their company’s leadership development programs as “somewhat” or “very” complicated. What is a simplicity mindset?

Writing & Grammar Workshop: Converting Empty Phrases to Gold

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

Empty words and phrases, such as the ones in bold in the preceding sentence, delay giving your readers the information they want, create a boring tone, and make your material seem vague and difficult. For example, my first sentence could have been Empty phrases decrease the reader's interest in your topic. Let's try that on another example. Does the article give three or five or ten examples of how batch processing is important ? by Jennie Ruby. Then say those things instead. This article relates to the ways batch processing is important in Photoshop.

Emotional Intelligence: The Real Performance Indicator

CLO Magazine

Blasi said Six Seconds collected information through engagement surveys and helped the company efficiently address emotional issues. When Vice President of Human Resources Sherry Miller joined auto dealer Park Place Dealerships in Dallas in 2003, it was not the award-winning company it is today. One example would be the phrase “With this ring, I thee wed.” Higher emotional intelligence improves communication, bolsters morale and changes an unhealthy environment. “In every decision, emotions count,” Ghini said. ” Ghini said. ” Poskey said.



The workshop ended by providing an overview of various approaches to game design, using plenty of examples along the way. Since inception in 2003, it has successfully delivered and deployed over 10,000 hours of learning content for a wide range of industries including Advertising, Automotive, Banking, Defence, Education, Engineering, Glass Technology, Healthcare, Hospitality, HR Services, Insurance, Information Technology, Manufacturing, Nuclear Energy, Oil and Gas, Retail, Safety, Soft Skills and Telecom. Chennai (India). – 29th July 2016. – 5th August 2016.

Writing and Grammar: Responses from United List Lovers

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

For example,  Josie Chaney  writes: I agree with you whole-heartedly. I do however agree with him regarding avoiding the "rollout" of information on each slide; I do think it's too controlling and that there's benefit to allowing the audience to "read ahead" in their attempt to understand and relate bits of info together. I also don't like the repetition of information much; I've seen whole presentations which seem just to repeat buzz-word bullet points and leave crucial questions unanswered. I think Tufte is an anachronism.

Is learner motivation your responsibility?

Usable Learning

For example, this chart show the rate of people who agree to be organ donors in different European countries: In the blue countries, choosing to be a organ donor is selected by default, and the person has to de-select it if they do not want to be a donor. Of course, that’s not a training example, so let’s take a closer look at how training might come in to play. 302, pp.

PowerPoint Converter: FAQs and Tutorial

DigitalChalk eLearning

Stay tuned in the coming weeks for additional information on how to import your presentation. A: PPTX files, or PPT files from Office 2003 or later. For example, MP4/H.264 encoded video works in Chrome, IE, and Safari, and Firefox on Windows, but it does NOT work on Firefox on Mac. Our newest element is a game changer. Frequently Asked Questions. Q: Can I use timed slides?


An Amplification of the power of Game-Based Learning in the Corporate World

Mark Oehlert

In 2003, around 92% of kids age 2 through 17 in the United States access games on a daily basis.Of Beck and Wade also make some really interesting points about this "gamer generation;" for example that gamers believe that winning matters (counter to the stereotypical slacker image), that they place a high value on competence-on the being the expert, that they are risk takers and believers in open communication and creative problem solving. Games are great at parsing out large amounts of information is contexts that actually allow people to remember it. You bet. Spot on.

Learning Conversation with Liz Griffin, Director, Global People Team, Ernst & Young – Part 2

Learning Cafe

Since 2003, she has worked closely with Ernst & Young practices in 20 countries across Asia Pacific and was based in Hong Kong working across Asia from 2006 – 2010. The idea is, it’s not just available for our clients but it is also available for people to keep up to date and then be able to talk to a client about this information. A lot of formal learning is tracked but informal learning is difficult to track. Let’s take leadership, for example. Currently, Liz is in a global organisational development internal consulting role based in Sydney. Part 1 is here.

Writing & Grammar Workshop: Acronyms Happen

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

Yet they can be a barrier to a reader who is trying to absorb technical information or to a learner who is encountering new terms for the first time.  For example, below is a paragraph similar to the paragraph you are reading now, but using acronyms: The use of acronyms (UOA) can be a problem for readers of technical writing (RTW) and LENTs (learners encountering new terms for the first time). For example, in web design the abbreviation CSS is used more often than the name it stands for, Cascading Style Sheets. What can we do to help the reader?

Will at Work Learning: Personality Instruments and Workplace Performance

Will at Work Learning

For example, I will note problems with the MBTI Myers-Briggs below. personality measures may provide very little additional information. For example, Barrick, Mount, and Judge in 2001 looked at 15meta-analyses that investigated the relationship between the fivepersonality factors and job performance. For example, the MBTI (Myers-Briggs) has been widely discredited by researchers. For example, see Pittenger's (2005) caution about using the MBTI. Moderation results for agreeableness and conscientiousness were in line with the total sample results.

Can Music Make for Better Learners?

CLO Magazine

” From there, Henshall went on to create Rocket Network, a technology that networks audio recording studios (he sold it to music software company Avid in 2003). Henshall said if an individual listens to jazz, for example, and is used to listening to legendary jazz trumpeter Miles Davis, perhaps instrumental electronica or tribal music might be better for focus. Henshall said his team has yet to determine if the music in the focus@will library actually helps people, from a purely scientific perspective, learn and retain information better.