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Design Day and the ASTD Big Question for July

Kapp Notes

Around the same time, the ASTD Learning Circuits Blog had the July "Big Question" which was "Choosing Tools" which is actually a series of questions: How does the eLearning design process need to change to accommodate such a wide variety of tools? So now that I established that point, the next question is "Can certain attributes of different media be leverage for learning?" So, to get to the "Big Question" How does the eLearning design process need to change to accommodate such a wide variety of tools? How does the tool selection process need to change?

Learnlets » LCBlog’s big question of the month: Supporting New Managers

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Learnlets » December’s BIG Question(s)

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Big Question

Learning Visions

Tuesday, December 11, 2007 The Big Question This months big question from the Learning Circuits Blog: What did you learn about learning in 2007? Posted by Cammy Bean at 3:36 PM Labels: big question , instructional design 2comments: Michele said. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff.

The big question: what did you learn about learning in 2007?

Clive on Learning

The Learning Circuits Blog has started up its monthly Big Question again and the question, perhaps appropriately as we see out what remains of the year, is 'what did you learn about learning in 2007?' It seems to me that there are three main ways: Incidental learning: This is what you learn by experience from doing your job and by observing others doing theirs.

The big question: choosing tools

Clive on Learning

The Learning Circuits Blog Big Question for July is 'how should e-learning developers choose their authoring tools given the proliferation of tools on the market?' Nevertheless, I believe I should address the Big Question in a more measured way than in last week's rant, so here goes. The answer to the question, of course, is that it depends on what you are trying to create. Well, I posted on this subject just last week (see Confused of Brighton ) and even listed my own top ten tools , authoring or otherwise, in a subsequent post.

Big Question for January - Quality vs. Speed

Tony Karrer

The Big Question on the LCB for January is: What are the trade offs between quality learning programs and rapid e-learning and how do you decide? There's a lot involved in this question and I plan to revisit it several times during the month. And this isn't a theoretical question - it's something we face all the time. And it's not just an ROI question.

Learning Circuits Big Question: Avoiding Death by PowerPoint

Kapp Notes

This month the Learning Circuits Blog Big Question is about PowerPoint. The question: PowerPoint: What is Appropriate? When and Why? I decided to create a demonstration showing good and bad uses of PowerPoint to make a particular point. You can watch the short presentation (less than 10 minutes) by clicking on this link to the presentation Avoiding Death by PowerPoint.

Show Me the Examples! ASTD Big Question for June

Kapp Notes

This month the question is "Where are the Examples of eLearning?" Clark Aldrich's blog entry for the big question has a great list of games and simulations that you need to check out. and we are supposed to consider both good and bad examples as well as give some thoughts on why the example should get some attention. It is called the EPA Watershed Academy. Wikis Explained.

The big question for December

Clive on Learning

Learning Circuit's big questions for December are: 1. What are the biggest challenges for you/us as head into 2007? What are your predictions for 2007? What will you remember most about 2006? For me, it will probably be my first complete year of blogging. I have learned absolutely masses from both the process of blogging and from the content of my colleagues' blogs.

April Big Question - Content Vendor Value

Tony Karrer

Since I'm likely not going to be blogging for about a week starting Friday, I thought I'd get an early jump on this month's Big Question from LCB - ILT and Off-the-Shelf Vendors - What Should They Do? There's really a lot at stake in this question in that it goes far beyond the question. One of the most important questions is: What's the added value provided by content providers over alternative information sources? I'll be curious to see what kinds of responses come out around this topic. In this world, content producers face real challenges. to.Net 2.0.

The February BIG QUESTION!

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

What Questions Should We Be Asking? Well, I think the biggest question is STILL, "Why US?". Maybe the question is "Do we still add value to the new learning equation?" That's the question I want answers too. (My I am a big fan and highly respect her work. Well.here we go again! These tiny little words RULE the new world. Here it is put another way."Do Stop that!

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Big Question: Instructional Design as a Spectrum

Learning Visions

Monday, February 04, 2008 The Big Question: Instructional Design as a Spectrum The Learning Circuits Big Question this month: Instructional Design - If, When and How Much? My response here is not so much an answer to this question, but rather, further musings on this endless topic that Ive been rambling on about of late. Perhaps it is a question of scope for IDs?

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Big Question - PowerPoint

The Learning Circuits

So, this month, The Big Question is. Please answer this question by posting to your own blog or commenting on this post. Claudia Escribano LifeLongLearningLab A Big Question on PowerPoint 30-May-2007 20:58:36 Tom Crawford thcrawford PowerPoint - What is Appropriate, When and Why? PowerPoint - What is Appropriate, When and Why? What governs their use?

Big Questions

The Learning Circuits

This is the new home of the master list of Big Questions: May 2008 - Learning Design Differences for Digital Natives? December 2007 - What Did You Learn about Learning? 2007 September 2007 Where to Work? July 2007 : Choosing Tools? June 2007 : Where are all the eLearning Examples? May 2007 : Powerpoint: What is appropriate? April 2007 : ILT and Off-the-Shelf Vendors - What Should the Do? March 2007 : Supporting New Managers? February 2007 : What Questions Should We be Asking? April 2008 - Do Better? How much?

Is the Big Question Half-Full or Half-Empty?

Tony Karrer

This month's Big Question - What Questions Should We be Asking? Dave Lee just told us that there are 102 Questions. The original genesis of this question was a combination of my continual desire for Better Questions for Learning Professionals and an experience I had at a session where I heard a question that I thought was fantastic. What I've realized through this process is that I've simultaneously really enjoyed seeing what people believe are challenging questions that we face today and simultaneously been disappointed with the questions.

The big question - PowerPoint, what is appropriate,when and why?

Clive on Learning

May's Big Question in the Learning Curcuits Blog is PowerPoint: what is appropriate, when and why? Now I have just finished a three part posting on the subject of visualisation, so the body of my answer to this question can be found there: The power of pictures - part 1 The power of pictures - part 2 The power of pictures - part 3 But I can't resist trying to draw my thoughts on the subject together in some way so here goes. First I think I should declare my belief in the notion that, although the auditory channel is useful, we are all basically visual learners.

April's big question: backed up at the crossroads

Clive on Learning

April's big question in the Learning Circuits blog is 'ILT and Off-the-Shelf Vendors – What Should They Do? ', in particular about the fact that good content is now freely available on the web, customers want their classroom training in smaller and smaller chunks and various other adverse trends. Now I wasn't going to respond to this question because I felt it didn't really affect me too much, but then I read Tom Haskin's wonderful response - Leave a clean corpse - and that got me thinking. to believe the old media and training world is simply crashing around us.

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The big question for January: quality v speed

Clive on Learning

The Learning Circuits big question for January asks "What are the trade offs between quality learning programs and rapid e-learning and how do you decide?" Well, there's an assumption underlying this and I'm questioning it. Who says e-learning materials that take a long time to produce are necessarily high quality, let alone relevant or effective? There isn't a member of the e-learning community who hasn't worked on projects that were over-engineered, over budget and appeared way past their deadline, only to flop dramatically.

Big Question Follow-up - Are There Trade-Offs?

Tony Karrer

The Big Question for January - Quality vs. Speed received some responses that caught me a bit off-guard. Several people have stated in various ways that they question the question (with language that ranges from "implicit assumption" to "dumb" to "insane"). I posted on LCB a follow-up set of questions that gets at some of the contention. But let me drill down a bit on some of the bigger issues being raised. First - a lot of the complaints stem from the word "Quality" (and even more so, the definition of a "Quality Learning Experience" in the original post).

No August Big Question

The Learning Circuits

Just a quick note to let everyone know that because of lack of time during August, I'll not be posting a Big Question for August. As always, if you have thoughts around the big question, feel free to leave a comment here or send me an email (akarrer [at] techempower [dot] com See you again in September.

February Big Question: What Questions?

The Learning Circuits

The February Big Question goes to the root of what The Big Question is all about. In a session on Informal Learning by Jay Cross, Harold Jarche and Judy Brown at ASTD TechKnowledge, you could easily see great questions getting raised by both the presenters and the audience. Sometimes we're asking a question when we should be asking a different one.

Aha Moments in 2007

Tony Karrer

The Big Question is back. December Big Question - What did you learn about learning? I wanted to go back and figure out what things really struck me during 2007. Companies are going to have a big problem trying to handle this: More Discussion on Personal Work Learning Environments. I'm going after this just a little bit different. Boy were they easy to use.

Learning and Networking with a Blog (Deleted Scenes)

Tony Karrer

To help with this, it might be worth looking at a discussion in October 2006 on the question - " Should All Learning Professionals Be Blogging ?” Another way to get connected is to contribute to ASTD's Learning Circuits Monthly Big Question. IBM, well-known for fostering blogs and Wikis, has established guidelines that provide a good model: [link] Common Questions and Issues around Blogging There are a few questions that commonly come up around blogging: What should I write about? You must launch the reader and then go to page 20 to find the article.

Big Question Follow-up

The Learning Circuits

Some great posts are already out there around the Big Question for January: Quality vs. Speed. There also are quite a few questions that the responses raise in my mind that I'm still grappling with. You can find them listed in the post. One thing that is definitely clear from the posts so far is that there seems to be a really difference of opinion around: While you may be able to reduce development time via rapid tools, can you speed up analysis and design and still maintain quality? Does iteration work? In other words, do you fight What the Client Wants ? (

September Big Question - Where to Work?

The Learning Circuits

This question was sent to me a few weeks ago and I think it's great. The basic question is what are the best places to work. So, this month's big questions is. So, this month, The Big Question is. Please answer this question by posting to your own blog or commenting on this post. tag for The Big Question. Where to Work? equally?

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My Big Learning in 2007

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The December Big Question on Learning Circuit asks what did you learn about learning in 2007′ . But, my learning curve in 2007 has shown a visible shift towards a more comprehensive understanding of graphic interface and how it enhances the learning experience. This kind of content usually involves different steps and levels. Powered By DT Author Box. Musings

The big question for February: what questions should we be asking?

Clive on Learning

Learning Circuits' big question for February is 'what questions should we be asking?' The questions we probably should be asking are the ones we most avoid, the ones that make us feel uncomfortable. Questions like: If I retired tomorrow would anyone notice? At first I thought 'Oh no, surely we haven't run out of issues to discuss already' and thought we might be in danger of disappearing up our own proverbials, but I took a deep breath and thought I'd give it a try. I'd better stop, because I'm just making myself miserable.

March Big Question: Supporting New Managers?

The Learning Circuits

And that means that we can ask this month's big question - a few days late. This month's big question actually was a question asked by an attendee at Jay Cross' presentation on informal learning at ASTD TechKnowledge. So, this month, The Big Question is. Please answer this question by posting to your own blog or commenting on this post.

Choosing Tools - Big Question for July

The Learning Circuits

So, this month, The Big Question is. Please answer this question by posting to your own blog or commenting on this post. Karl Kapp Kapp Notes Design Day and the ASTD Big Question for July Janet Clarey Janet Clarey, Brandon Hall Research Choosing Tools Quintus Joubert eLearning Blog eLearning tool selection We literally have 100s of choices. Choosing Tools?

Everyone is a Manager - March - The Big Question

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

I was just reminded of the big question while cruising reader.google.com.my Our fearless uber-learning-blogger Tony Karrer points out Dave Lee's concern that there hasn't been much discussion about this month's question. I'm not sure I totally understand the question. What Would You Do to Support New Managers? RSS reader of choice these days. and YOU inc. and US inc.

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Looking Back at 2007

Tony Karrer

In December 2006, I posted my challenges and predictions for 2007. Shortly, I'll be responding to this month's Big Question with my Predictions for Learning in 2008. Biggest challenges for 2007? I could answer this as the biggest challenges for Learning Professionals generally, and maybe I'll come back and do that, but for now, let me just write what I see as some of my bigger challenges in 2007. I found several very high quality developers at several levels in 2007. This continues to be a challenge, but I'm way ahead of where I was starting 2007.

December Big Question - What did you learn about learning?

The Learning Circuits

We've somewhat lost our fearless Blogmeister, Dave Lee, so we've not been doing the Big Questions the past few months. The Big Question for December is: What did you learn about learning in 2007? Ideally, you would also include the Big Question logo. Marcel de Leeuwe - Pecha Kucha answer What Did I Learn in 2007? I'll be doing the moderating.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: My Objection to Learning Objectives

Learning Visions

Thursday, December 20, 2007 My Objection to Learning Objectives After reading this post, you will be able to: Explain two of the reasons why Cammy Bean doesnt like learning objectives Explain your own view of learning objectives Develop an alternative approach to listing learning objectives in your next eLearning course Introduction I hate writing learning objectives. I see the value.