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

CommLab India

The way humans learn and develop has changed drastically; learners in 2016 are different to learners in 2005. In this post, I’ll go through three of the major e-learning trends that brought about major changes in the way we create online courses from 2005 to 2016. Design. Gone are the days when employees would only use a desktop PC to access an online training program.

Creating Passionate Learners 2005 = same in 2011

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

2005 or 2006, the name Kathy Sierra is probably new to you. I started blogging in August 2005 and I did not have anyone "following" me at the time. So you can imagine how psyched I was when, after 4 months blogging, Kathy posted a comment on my post 2005 Review of eLearning. For those of you that were not into the blogosphere WAY back in.oh. My favorite moment in blogging.

I will remember Steve Jobs 2005 Commencement Address

Jane Hart

For me one of the most influential things he did was his commencement speech to Stanford University in 2005. Steve Jobs died yesterday, 5 October, and the blogosphere is full of tributes today to him. I’ve forwarded the link to many people over the years, and I know it has impacted many others too. In fact it’s been viewed on YouTube over 6 million times. But if you haven’t seen it… Read the rest. Social learning

Breakthrough eLearning: Reflections on Learning 2005

Breakthrough eLearning

Breakthrough eLearning Reflections on how to break through some of the barriers that prevent the achievement of excellence in eLearning.The 5-E Framework: Establish Value / Effect Change / Engage Stakeholders & Learners / Experiment / Evaluate Results Tuesday, November 08, 2005 Reflections on Learning 2005 I attended the Learning 2005 conference last week, along with about 1,500 others in the training field. Here are some interesting quotes I picked up at Learning 2005 (sorry, cant remember who said everything.many are from participants of various concurrent sessions).

Moodle Journal - Untitled Article

Moodle Journal

Published in April 2005, the report is based around survey results that have been returned from FE and HE institutes in the UK on the current and future developments in E-learning and support processes. The part I found of particular interest though was the analysis on the use and uptake of VLE’s, so if have yet to see the report Click Here for a worthwhile read.

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Meet the real Donald Clark

Clive on Learning

The latest release of the Epic Newsletter sees Donald report on Elliott Masie's Learning 2005 in Orlando and it makes a great read. For some years now the newsletter from the Epic Group, Europe's largest bespoke e-learning developer, has functioned like the personal blog of its CEO, Donald Clark. That's probably why the newsletter is widely circulated and keenly read.

Elliott Masie and the Emperor's New Slide Show

Clive on Learning

I was interested to read in Donald Clark's review of Learning 2005 that Elliott had decreed that there should be no PowerPoint at the show. I can certainly sympathise with Elliott's intentions here - after all, we have all had to sit through far too many mind-numbing slides full of endless bullet points. However, I wonder whether PowerPoint is really the guilty party here. So minimalist, so.

Notes and tracking

Moodle Journal

Well I have completed the update of course training notes for the new 1.5 version of Moodle and finally go round, cannot imagine why it took so long though, to creating a custom scale that we can use for our Edexcel course grading schemes.

The new IT training, part 3: Where next?

Clive on Learning

A plea to IT user trainers in five thrilling instalments Hello again. You will remember that, back in part 1, I explained that IT user training is evolving through a number of phases. The priority in the first phase of IT user training was to help users to overcome their technophobia and to become comfortable with operating a personal computer. Phase 2 is passing. We'll compare thoughts next time

The trainer as storyteller

Clive on Learning

A couple of years ago I devoted a great deal of energy to the design of a new course. In blatant disregard of all the usual constraints of time and budget, I set out to design a programme that was both highly interactive and media rich, engaging as many of the senses as possible. Some time later, I met with a colleague who had been reviewing the course. No, you guessed it, it was the story.

The new IT training, part 2: Power users

Clive on Learning

A plea to IT user trainers in five thrilling instalments Welcome back. In part 1, I explained that IT user training is evolving through a number of phases and that this evolution affects more than just learners - it affects the expectations that learners have of IT trainers. The role of the IT trainer in this phase was to provide face-to-face support and to do plenty of hand-holding.

Kicking up a skinker: why trainers need to be more pushy

Clive on Learning

You may never have thought of it this way, but most training is essentially a 'pull' experience. Before you start getting the wrong idea about where I'm leading, let me clarify: the training basically sits there, in the course catalogue, on the intranet or wherever, for employees to pull it down when they need it - like TV, radio, books, newspapers and magazines, websites and CD collections.

More time for teaching

Moodle Journal

The Assignment hand-in feature in Moodle really came into its own this week, when I used it as a mechanism for collecting assignments, not just because you get to know if work is handed in on-time or even at all for that matter, but because with the particular type of work ‘Software Development’, models are refined until you produce something that logically works OK.

The new IT training, part 1: How we got here

Clive on Learning

A plea to IT user trainers in five thrilling instalments Some forms of training never seem to change. If you teach sales, customer service or management skills, chances are that you would have covered much the same content in much the same way 25 years ago. You may be doing the same 25 years from now (although even soft skills trainers would have caught on to e-learning by then). Until then

What goes round: video and learning

Clive on Learning

With the recent announcement by Apple of the launch of the video iPOD , once again video is in the spotlight as a tool for learning. Now seems as good a time as any to reflect on the curious relationship between video, computer technology and learning. He wanted an Apple II computer to generate titles for his videos. More than most of us have today. As an interactive media producer I wanted video.

And the big question is?

Moodle Journal

Moodle is certainly being used by staff and students now, I took a quick look at the logs beginning from the first teaching week and we have some 14000+ records, not bad considering we are still only running at 260 users in total. The thing for me now is to begin assessing the impact of content.

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Moodle Journal - Untitled Article

Moodle Journal

I had a check of the Moodle user accounts today and we now have 66 staff and 150 students registered; some students seem to have problems getting their email accounts correct, this could become an admin issue for us. The course status at the moment is 52 with 288 modules. I have eight more staff for the Moodle Induction training tomorrow 22/09.

Two systems, one login

Moodle Journal

Ran an extra training session this morning, which went well and spent most of the afternoon creating courses for everyone that had attended. as long as they have a College network account first, bye the way, it worked

Where did that file go?

Moodle Journal

As a VLE user, you are becoming increasingly reliant on the availability of digital content, OK you save it in Moodle or maybe a content repository and thats OK right, well maybe not,did you kmow the census population data for 1951 got itself lost, along with a significant portions of the 1961 and 1971 census data!

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Growing demand for Moodle

Moodle Journal

Its looks as if I may need to revise one of the earlier posts where I expressed the view there would not be many more takers for Moodle training before September start, when today's calls to our admin office resulted in us having to arrange two training sessions for next week.

Staff training - student induction

Moodle Journal

Well we are almost at the start of the academic year 2005/6 and the coming week will be the last opportunity for all those staff who missed out on the Moodle training before the end of summer term to get along to a session, this will be a real test for both the training and the quality of the click-n-go notes.

Is this the first Moodle book?

Moodle Journal

Just looking around the net today I find what I believe is the first book on Moodle, from O'Reilly Publishing. The example chapter certainly looks encouraging. If you want to take a look at the webpage Click here

e-Learning, e-Books and reading

Moodle Journal

I can still remember the days when a software package came with a manual, convenient, easy to read and reference, needless to say I just cannot feel the same about the online help hyperlinked substitutes that we are made to use now. Anyway take a look by clicking here and then have a look at the book embedded into courseGenie with a couple of questions. Please feel free to post your comments

Content harvesting

Moodle Journal

As of November 23rd 2005, the OAIster harvester has some 6,073,500 records from 572 institutions. To complement our VLE at Bromley we have a Content Repository, DSpace. As content repositories increase in popularity, harvesting services such as OAIster (Open Archive Initiative) are becoming available. Using OAIster, you can carryout searches on metadata and associated resources. If you are running a repository, just register with Oaister and then each week or month, your content details will be updated in the systems catalogue. Please feel free to get back and let us know what you thin

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Moodle conference

Moodle Journal

Our Moodle conference went very well, and I am pleased to say that it was recorded on video and I shall be getting along to the College studio soon to edit the presentations and getting them online at this blog, so stay tuned for that. on Wednesday I went along to one of our College sites to deliver an intro to Moodle course for the staff there. Over the holiday period I am going to be updating my course notes for our new Moodle 1.5

Well thats phase 1 over anyway

Moodle Journal

It’s the end of winter term and phase 1 of the Moodle rollout here at Bromley College. I have been banging on about these phases but basically phase 1 gets materials, links and simple feedback onto Moodle, which hopefully translates into timesavings for staff; the big one for now. But has it improved anything for students? Why, because used in this way we have a course management system, not a vle. Course notes on the web are just course notes from the print room and without repurposing for e-Learning this was no surprise, basically an exercise to confirm what I felt I already knew.

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A new Toolbox

Moodle Journal

I recently came across the RSC e-Toolbox. The toolbox is a collection of hardware and software tools that are grouped under the headings of: Assessment, Content Creation, Communications, Learning Management Tools, Mobile Learning, Multi Media, Networking, Repurposing,Repository, Videoconferencing, VLE Application, Web, Whiteboards and looks like becoming a one-stop-shop for e-Learning and VlE developers, you can take a look from here or the icon in the sidebar

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Making life a little easier

Moodle Journal

I was looking arond the net the other day for some images that I could make use of, a task complicated by the issues of copyright of course, and came across Yotophoto.com. Its a search engine for free-to-use stock photographs and images. After running a search, the returned thumbnails are accompanied by the terms of licence , making life a little easier, yes

Across the chasm

Moodle Journal

The end of this term will mark the completion of phase one for our Moodle rollout and staff numbers are currently just over 100. I always had a concern, borne out of experience I must add, that the numbers just would not materialise to make the second and third phases a going proposition. Basically you have to get past that minimum, which is what you may ask? I guess the answer is often that it depends, but as part of my original proposal I cited Moores curve as my favoured model. And please feel free to get back and share you own experiences on this one

One busy week for Moodle

Moodle Journal

Lots happening this week. Ran a Moodle training session for staff on thursday morning, seven made it and it really went down well. My plans to hold a Moodle conference at the end of term seem to be taking shape with the 19th December looking promising; you can expect some photos and pod cast from that, maybe even video. Our ILT support Danny dream't up the idea of creating a Moodle area for staff as a means of getting more people invloved, featuring: college and Moodle newsletter, photos, Social events like theatre trips and items for sale, it seems to be growing, could be good.

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No filing cabinets please

Moodle Journal

I was having a look at the types of resource users have uploaded to our new Moodle system the other day. At first I was surprised to see the total of just over 700, but then encouraged somewhat by the realisation that this would not have included lesson plans, as the drive remains for these to be stored on the Intranet and maybe my frequent warnings of not allowing the system to become a dumping ground for filing cabinets is working.

Moodle Newsletter issue 1

Moodle Journal

If you are interested in all things Moodle, did you know that now there is a Moodle newsletter available. Its a pdf format file and issue 1 can be downloaded from here

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Lets try that again

Moodle Journal

My idea of running the Moodle training as a self study pack seems to have fallen on hard ground, after I discovered virtually zero activity on the training accounts, and of course quite reasonably the problem is time, or lack of it for everyone involved. So the next move is to run 30 minute support drop-in workshop slots each week, where at least candidates get to work together for a while. Please stay tuned on this one

Knowledge and Learning In The News - March 6, 2005

Big Dog, Little Dog

March 6, 2005. The Time Is Now. In a climate of globalization, mergers and the never-ending drive to accelerate product development, organizations need-more urgently than ever-to tap into resident knowledge. Anti-patterns, avoiding pitfalls. Anti-patterns alert you to traps, unforgiving situations, bad places and practices that just do not work! Planning for Neomillennial Learning Styles. Shifts in students' learning style will prompt a shift to active construction of knowledge through mediated immersion. A Learning Object Approach to Personalized Web-based Instruction.