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Why is Instructional Design Trending Downward.since 2004?

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

The graphic above comes from trends.google.com using the search term "instructional design".  This is a bit surprising to me as I see online training becoming more and more popular every day. I see the digital marketing world promoting the online courses as another great form of content. I see more and more bloggers in the world of online training. And of course the blog aggregation

Why SCORM 2004 failed & what that means for Tin Can

eFront

“SCORM 2004 is dying (if not already dead!).” For the careful observer there are many signs to support this view, and here are a few of them: Sign #1: 75% of packages are still on SCORM 1.2, 10 years after the initial release of SCORM 2004 [1] [2]. Sign #2: There is no certification process for tools and packages for the latest SCORM 2004 4 th edition. Low adoption. frameset?

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SCORM 1.2 vs SCORM 2004 – which is better?

Paradiso

SCORM 1.2 or SCORM 2004 – which makes more sense for you? and SCORM 2004 still enjoy better support as a way of ensuring standardized communication between online courses and their corresponding Learning Management System. lacks many of the features of the more modern specifications, like SCORM 2004. The post SCORM 1.2 vs SCORM 2004 – which is better?

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SCORM 1.2 vs SCORM 2004 – which is better?

Paradiso

SCORM 1.2 or SCORM 2004 – which makes more sense for you? and SCORM 2004 still enjoy better support as a way of ensuring standardized communication between online courses and their corresponding Learning Management System. lacks many of the features of the more modern specifications, like SCORM 2004. The post SCORM 1.2 vs SCORM 2004 – which is better?

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The Performance Management Storm: Four Macro-Trends Driving the Change

when a company launched in 2004 can reach. 1Why Your Company Will Need to. Rethink Performance Management eGuide Part 1: The Argument. for Change 2 3About this Guide Organizations are increasingly. moving from traditional performance. management systems (organized as. an annual review process) to newer. performance development systems. organized around real-time dynamics). happening now.

Why SCORM Compliance is Absolutely Essential for any Best-In-Class LMS

Docebo

The most recent version, SCORM 2004, provides three major advantages over previous versions: It allows the instructor to see if a learner completed a course before awarding a pass/fail grade. and 2004 compliant – launch your free trial platform in just a few clicks and see how it can easily upload, read and report on all your SCORM-based learning objects. SCORM 2004

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Track and trace Learners results. What do SCORM compliance, AICC, XAPI and CMI5 mean?

Challenge to Learn

and SCORM 2004. and SCORM 2004. The latest version is SCORM 2004 but both are still in use. The main difference between the two is that SCORM 2004 adds options for complex navigation and sequencing. If you need that, choose make sure both your authoring environment and your LMS are both SCORM 2004 compliant. Here is an overview that will help you out. SCORM 1.2

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Everything you need to know about SCORM

Lambda Solutions

eLearning Learning Management System SCORM SCORM 2004 SCORM compliance SCORM compliant courses SCORM compliant elearning courses In our webinar last week we recognized that the majority of attendees came to learn more about SCORM compliance.

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Integrating Raptivity SCORM Output with Moodle LMS

Raptivity

SCORM 2004 self learning model trackingInstructional designers, course creators and eLearning enthusiasts would be curious to know the tricks of integrating SCORM output of Raptivity with Moodle LMS. Team Raptivity has got everything sorted out for you. Here is a video clip which will demonstrate [.]. rapid learning raptivity Videos AICC assessment easy integration of Raptivity interactions eLearning LMS Moodle performance tracking SCORM Scorm 1.2

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ADL accepts eFront as SCORM 2004 adopter

eFront

News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 4/08/2010 ADL accepts eFront as SCORM 2004 adopter eFront is an LMS commited to international standards. and IMS Common Catridge and with version 3.6 we offer support for the latest iteration of SCORM 2004, its 4th edition. Thank you animsim!

e-Learning: In Search of a Better Definition

Big Dog, Little Dog

One of the first definitions for e-learning is ASTD's , who define it as covering a wide set of applications and processes, such as Web-based learning, computer-based learning, virtual classrooms, and digital collaboration. It includes the delivery of content via Internet, intranet/extranet (LAN/WAN), audio- and videotape, satellite broadcast, interactive TV, and CD-ROM. Comments welcomed

The Growth of eLearning

Big Dog, Little Dog

In a recent blog, I wrote how elearning has the two aspects of means & consequence that uses innovative technologies and learning models (the means) to transform the way individuals and organizations acquire new skills and knowledge and access information (the consequence). Note that I slightly change the last part of this definition from the original post. Technology. Podcasting. Fuel for Growth.

Horizontal Leadership: Bridging the Information Gap

Big Dog, Little Dog

During Objective Peach , Lt. Ernest "Rock" Marcone, a battalion commander with the 69th Armor of the Third Infantry Division, was starved for information about Iraqi troop movements and as he said in the Technology Review article, "I would argue that I was the intelligence-gathering device for my higher headquarters

Anxiety good for memory recall, bad for complex problem solving

Big Dog, Little Dog

Students, keep this in mind before that next major exam: Pre-test jitters make it easier to recall memorized facts, but that stress also makes it tough to solve more complex problems. Researchers at Ohio State University gave a battery of simple cognitive tests to 19 first-year medical students one to two days before a regular classroom exam -- a period when they would be highly stressed.

'Knowledge discovery' could speed creation of new products

Big Dog, Little Dog

John Anderton: "I need your help. You contain information. need to know how to get at it.". In the recent science-fiction thriller "Minority Report," Tom Cruise plays Detective John Anderton who solves future crimes by being immersed in a "data cave," where he rapidly accesses all the relevant information about the identity, location and associates of the potential victim.

Bricks & Clicks

Big Dog, Little Dog

Investors who bought the bubble-era hype about "anywhere, anytime" learning that it would quickly put an end to education as we know it lost tens of millions in the dot-com crash. A key reason -- they wildly underestimated the cost and difficulty of delivering quality E-courses. How much brick and how much click? How do performances and need data transfer into those decisions? 281-282

The iPod and What We Can Adapt in e-Learning

Vignettes Learning

Apple's CEO Steve Jobs preaches that the iPod is revolutionalizing the way people listen to music and audio books (Newsweek, July 26, 2004). Topics this issue: 1. The iPod and what we can adapt in e-Learning 2. Featured slideshow: "Interactivity" 3. Using the best media mix for your e-learning project 1. The iPod and e-Learning: What can we adapt? The iPod had become an icon, a status symbol, an important part of one's life. It is an extension of their personality. An iPod is primarily used to access one's own personal music collection; now it is the latest tool for learning. Hurry!

How Taking Baby Steps Can Lead to Giant Success in e-Learning

Vignettes Learning

Topics this issue: 1. Taking baby steps to achieve giant success in elearning 2. Featured slideshow: "Readiness to Study" 3. The Blended e-Learning Workshop: Your first step to elearning success 1. Taking baby steps to achieve giant success in elearning The most difficult part of starting a project is making that crucial "first step.” Especially in elearning where the market is flooded with too many choices for authoring tools, software, and learning management systems, it is so easy for any project lead to get lost in the maze. Remember that the best tools are those that serve your purpose.

How To Stay In Touch With Online Learners When Traveling

Vignettes Learning

Topics this issue: 1. How to stay in touch with online learners while traveling 2. Featured presentation: "Directing e-Learning" 3. Long-distance management of your learners 1. How to stay in touch with online learners even when traveling Doctors aren't the only ones who need to be "on-call". There are many instances when online learners need to have their questions answered by a mentor while in the middle of their "learning". However, if the mentor is traveling a lot, how can he or she stay in touch? Use instant messaging as a "prompt" or (indication) that the mentor is present.

Successfully Selling e-Learning Programs To Top Management

Vignettes Learning

Topics this issue: 1. If the "Blind Swordsman" were to successfully sell e-learning programs to top management 2. Featured Simulation: "Millionaire Game" 3. How do you successfully sell e-learning to top management? 1. If the "Blind Swordsman" were to successfully sell e-learning programs to top management Gaining management approval for an e-learning program takes the skills of the Blind Swordsman-the Japanese movie hero who, though sightless, proves that he can handle his weapon. Try to capture this in quantitative form. How do you successfully sell e-learning to top management?

Controlitis: How to Avoid this Debilitating Trainer's Disease

Vignettes Learning

Topics this issue: 1. Loosen up control to muscle up e-learning effectiveness 2. Featured slideshow: "Four Components of Content" 3. Learning Project Costing 1. Loosen up control to muscle up e-learning effectiveness? Because instructors ultimately control the flow of e-learning information, many of them develop a debilitating disease: "Control-itis." Control-itis" arises when the trainer comes to believe wrong-headedly that he or she - not the elearner - dominates the e-learning process. In fact, elearners ingest information at their own pace. They refuse force-feeding.

In e-Learning, Is Content King?

Vignettes Learning

Topics this issue: 1. In e-Learning, Is Content King? 2. Featured vignette: "Let 'Em Digest More Than They Want or Need" 3. Costing e-Learning Projects 1. In e-Learning, Is Content King? Just as some elementary school teachers considered Albert Einstein a mathematical dunce, others gave up early on the language skills of Winston S. Churchill - recognized today as a genius of English prose. Here is one incident during a class in Latin: "Why, Churchill, can you not remember the ablative absolute?", a Latin master once asked him in exasperation. "It is very simple. Seating is limited to 12.

How To Googlelize e-Learning Programs And Increase Its Repeat Value

Vignettes Learning

Topics this issue: 1. Googlelize e-Learning Programs for Repeat Value 2. Illustration: "e-Learning Search Function” 3. The Search Function as a Coaching Tool 1. Googlelize e-Learning Programs for Repeat Value We love Google for the way it helps us search tons of information to retrieve just the bytes we need, and for the way it helps us do this in a flash. Wouldn't it be neat if we add a "Search Function" in our e-learning programs? Just like in Google, the search can be done through the use of a "key word". Alternatively, one can also search by program, topic, type of content, etc.

Designing Effective Graphics For e-Learning Programs

Vignettes Learning

Topics this issue: 1. Designing Effective Graphics For e-Learning Programs 2. Featured Slideshow: "Multimedia” 3. Converting Content is Tough: It is tougher than software development 1. Designing Effective Graphics For e-Learning Programs Many trainers and designers copy free canned graphics, and slap them into e-learning programs. It's the easy wayâ€"but it rarely works. To make graphics function for you and help elearners grasp your points: Think before you design Clarify the ideas you want to burn in with your graphics. Then illustrate them with graphics. Visit [link] 3.

Creative Interactive Ideas

Take an e-Learning Break

A fresh approach to e-learning E-learning is a great way to train employees, inform customers about new products and services, or demonstrate new software or other types of technology. If done properly, e-learning can be an exciting and engaging way to provide an interactive experience to customers, students, or users. We bring fresh thinking and innovation to deliver effective solutions whether it is a small rapid e-learning project or large custom e-learning development. We beta-test new development tools for the major companies including Adobe and Microsoft.

Which is More Compelling to the Learners: Facts or Stories?

Vignettes Learning

Topics this issue: 1. Which is more compelling to the learners: facts or stories? 2. Featured Vignette: "Control Freakszzzzz” 3. Over 10 examples of simulation, case studies and story-telling e-learning 3. lessons are presented 1. Which is more compelling to the learners: facts or stories? In every learning experience there are two parts: the mechanical or factual information; and the organics The mechanics are objectives, descriptions, procedures, methods, references and others. Organics are real-life stories, examples, anecdotes, illustrations and cases. Stick with the facts.

Chunking Content for e-Learning Delivery: Does it really work?

Vignettes Learning

Topics this issue: 1. Valuable tips in chunking content for e-learning delivery 2. Featured Vignette: "Baking the Right e-Learning Program” 3. Learning the methodology of converting content for e-learning delivery 1. Valuable tips in chunking content for e-learning delivery Next time someone tells you to simply make "chunks” of your content to present them in e-learning format, ask this question: "What do you chunk and how do you chunk?” ” Sometimes simple answers to complex questions lead to more confusion. Chunks” are shorter, smaller, and accessible learning modules.

Second Wave of e-Learning - Basic and Simple Ways to Engage Learners in e-Learning

Vignettes Learning

Topics this issue: 1. Simple and effective ways to make e-learning engaging 2. Featured Slideshow: "Boring e-Learning Programs: Something is Lost” 3. Over 50 engaging interactive exercises, games, simulation, etc. 1. Second wave of e-learning - basic and simple ways to engage learners in e-learnings The second wave of e-learning programs is now starting to surface in businesses. Tired of the first-generation products where focus was on software, developers are now paying more attention on how to make e-learning more engaging. Use images to vividly illustrate your story and metaphors 2.

eLearning Methodology

Big Dog, Little Dog

In Search of a Better Definition discusses the meaning of e-learning; while The Growth of eLearning discusses the four fuels of elearning: Technology (means). Learning Methodology (means). Acquire new skills and knowledge (consequence). Access information (consequence). The first means and main delivery mechanism of elearning, technology , was also discussed in the last post. This post will discuss the second means of eleaning -- Learning Methodology. learning methodology is a set of procedures composed of methods, principles, and rules for enhancing individual capacity and performance.

Developing Content to Deliver Results

Big Dog, Little Dog

Developing high-value content that advances your business strategy and tactics presents two key challenges. The first challenge is to determine what existing content provides the greatest value and, just as important, what does not provide value. The second challenge is to determine what content doesn't exist, but should. To identify and better manage content, use a methodology that shows a "system” view of a process. This provides you with a structure to track the assignment and refinement of content requirements throughout the process model. View 1: Modeling the Process.

Somewhere in Florida, 25,000 disembodied rat neurons are thinking about flying an F-22

Big Dog, Little Dog

Researchers at the University of Florida have created a neural network made up of 25,000 disembodied rat neurons and hooked it up to a flight simulator on a desktop computer. The neurons, which are growing on top of a multi-electrode array (MEA), are fed information about the simulated F-22's horizontal and vertical movements by stimulating the electrodes, causing them to fire in patterns that are then used to control the aircraft. It's as if the neurons control the stick in the aircraft, they can move it back and forth and left and right," says UF professor Thomas DeMarse.

CLO Dashboard Puts Learning Executives in the Driver's Seat

Big Dog, Little Dog

CLO Dashboard, a strategic reporting and decision-making system for chief learning officers, learning managers and executives, has is now in Beta production by Zeroed-In Technologies announces its flagship product. CLO Dashboard is built on a corporate performance management framework and is tailored to the learning industry with predefined Key Performance Indicators (KPI) including learning efficiency, learning effectiveness, compliance and readiness. The main page of the dashboard shows a series of odometer-style gauges for each indicator and its supported goal.

Workforce Planning in Complex Organizations

Big Dog, Little Dog

In 2000, the Acquisition Workforce 2005 Task Force of the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) called for the development and implementation of needs-based human resource performance plans for Department of Defense (DoD) civilian acquisition workforces. Workforce planning helps to ensure that an organization has the right mix of education, experience, etc. of personnel to advance its functional and organizational objectives.

Knowledge Management Verses Information Management

Big Dog, Little Dog

Denham Grey on knowledge and information. Much of what purports to be knowledge management is in reality information management. Just the other day I heard a rep selling scanners as a core KM technology, "essential for knowledge sharing," without which the organization was doomed to be bypassed by every other firm going down the knowledge track

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'Wikis' Offer Knowledge-Sharing Online

Big Dog, Little Dog

Taran Rampersad didn't complain when he failed to find anything on his hometown in the online encyclopedia Wikipedia. Instead, he simply wrote his own entry for San Fernando, Trinidad and Tobago. Wikipedia is unique for an encyclopedia because anybody can add, edit and even erase. And the Wikipedia is just one - albeit the best known - of a growing breed of Internet knowledge-sharing communities called Wikis

E-Learning Ecosystems: The Future of Learning Technology

Big Dog, Little Dog

An ecosystem is an ecological community that, together with its environment, functions as a unit. Extending the definition to the e-learning environment, we can define an e-learning ecosystem as the learning community, together with the enterprise, united by a learning management system (LMS). If e-learning is truly to provide greater access to education and support educational programs that reflect broader strategic business goals, many believe that the e-learning industry must take the time now to learn key lessons from its early adopters