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Reasons to be teaching

Learning with e's

It will be a term filled with preparation and paperwork - lesson plans, resources, reports, assessment, attendance records, letters to parents, risk assessments, possibly even an Ofsted visit (school inspection) - and all the other seemingly peripheral work that accompanies the actual teaching of children. How you learn often reflects how you teach. 2007) The teacher as a role model.

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Teaching Online Courses – 60 Great Resources

Tony Karrer

I received an inquiry about resources that would help instructors who are about to move into teaching online courses. If you are going to teach a course online or run an online learning event or an online conference, then there’s even more to being successful at that. So, what I thought I would do is go back and see what resources I could find some good resources that would help me and could be used by instructors be better prepared to teach online. looked at Virtual Classroom , Distance Learning , ILT , Teaching Distance Learning. They had 100 people participating.

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Thoughts about 2006 and Predictions for 2007

Kapp Notes

What are the biggest challenges for you/us as head into 2007? What are your predictions for 2007? What do you see as the biggest challenges for 2007? need to expand my Second Life, looking forward to teaching a course in it this summer (see predications) I need to publish some more peer reviewed articles. Teaching a course in Second Life. There are so many Web 2.0

PowerPoint 2007 & 2010: Save a Presentation with Embedded Fonts

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

If you are using PowerPoint 2007, click the  Microsoft Office Button > Save As. AJ teaches a live, 3-hour class that offers tips/tricks for improving the look and feel of your PowerPoint presentations:  Slide Sprucing: Remodeling Lackluster PowerPoint Slides for eLearning and Presentations.  by AJ George    When creating PowerPoint presentations and moving them from one computer to another, one area of concern is fonts.   Good chance?  I say "good chance" because not all fonts are embeddable. But wait, there's more!

Session on Blogging

Kapp Notes

Currently I am in a session teaching Training Conference attendees about blog.much fun is being had by all. Hey Check out one of the blogs created by an attendee called Superduperfun Blog __ Recommended Games and Gadgets Recommended Books Content Guide

Software Training

Kapp Notes

If you do any kind of software training, you need to check out the discussion going on in the comments field of Tips for Teaching Software to Others. Also, see Design: Creating a Scenario to Teach Software Procedures and Wendy Wickham's In the Middle of the Curve: How am I Gonna Use This? Just some great stuff. for additional ideas. Please add additional ideas. __ Recommended Games and Gadgets Recommended Books Content Guide

Design Day and the ASTD Big Question for July

Kapp Notes

The selection of the media is dependent upon the objectives you are attempting to teach. If you teach the concept of "change over time" a video can be effective.text might be a little less effective. If you want to teach jargon or acronyms, choose a design that emphasizes repetition and rehearsal, maybe a simple game to encourage repetition. The tools are less relevant, for example, I can show a slide in a 3D world to teach someone how to assemble a chair, but is that the best media for learning to assemble a chair.no. Do they need to learn new tools constantly?

PowerPoint 2007 & 2010: How to Turn an Image Into An Animated Puzzle, Part II

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

  AJ will be teaching a live, 3-hour class that offers tips/tricks for improving the look and feel of your PowerPoint presentations:  Slide Sprucing: Remodeling Lackluster PowerPoint Slides for eLearning and Presentations. by AJ George  Last week  I showed you how to animate a picture in PowerPoint so that it came in as a puzzle, piece by piece. That was cool.

ROI and Metrics in eLearning

Tony Karrer

Does it cost less to design and develop online teaching and learning today than it did a few years ago? I'm working on an article around the use of ROI and metrics in eLearning. I did a quick search for resources and here's what I found. thought it would be worth posting this list here. Kirkpatrick's Level 3: Improving the Evaluation of E-Learning Level 3 evaluations measure whether the there was an actual transfer of learning to the actual work setting. Use EVA instead. ROI is toast. Use EVA instead. Questions you may have include: * What is the reason for the training?

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. I do.

Teaching/Training Across the Generations

Kapp Notes

Recently, in two different contexts, I've been asked about some methods for teaching when the audience is comprised of different generations who have different preferences for learning. Chances are, you teach or train based on your own preferences. Also, have the learners teach each other (using guidelines you create.) Mix up your own approach.

CAC: Fall 2007 Corporate Advisory Council Event ReCap

Kapp Notes

Their presentations are part of a class I teach called Managing Multimedia Projects in Bloomsburg University's Instructional Technology Program. Twice a year corporate professionals from the fields of instructional technology, e-learning, and instructional design arrive in tiny Bloomsburg Pennsylvania to evaluate students in a our instructional technology graduate program. It was fantastic.

ASTD TechKnowledge 2007 - Opening Sessions

Tony Karrer

personal learning, easy distribution of software (software as a service), video is here now, push to pull, teaching Gen Y (what he calls the netGeneration). I'm at the opening session at ASTD TechKnowledge ( [link] ). I'll soon be doing a session on Blogging and Social Bookmarking for Personal and Group Learning. Tony Bingham, President of ASTD, is doing his introduction, and his content is: Web 2.0, What a great setup for my presentation. Thanks Tony. And, it's somewhat surprising to see a relatively slow moving organization, ASTD, driving this discussion. Thorton May is now up.

How an LMS Supports English Language Teaching in the Workplace

TOPYX LMS

In 2007, there were about 365 million. Every day, more people wanting to teach English are signing up for various types of ELT courses and dreaming of making a difference in this all-important field. Technologies That Support English Language Teaching/Learning. Technology has become vital to the processes of English language teaching and learning. and so on.

How an LMS Supports English Language Teaching in the Workplace

TOPYX LMS

In 2007, there were about 365 million. Every day, more people wanting to teach English are signing up for various types of ELT courses and dreaming of making a difference in this all-important field. Technologies That Support English Language Teaching/Learning. Technology has become vital to the processes of English language teaching and learning. and so on.

Conspiracy Theory: Teaching Ethics

Kapp Notes

How do you teach ethics? Or, more importantly, if you have to teach an ethics course in 2008, I suggest a reading list like this is a much better way to begin a discussion of ethics than with some type of training or e-learning course. Sometimes a lawyer comes to a company and speaks on the topic, sometimes it is part of a new employee orientation program and sometimes it is an e-learning module where you answer true/false or multiple choice questions.seriously does anyone think that type of training is going to impact ethical decisions? It was riviting.

Teach what you know

Clive on Learning

I've been browsing through a book called Teach what you know by Steve Trautman (Prentice Hall, 2007). According to the 2007 CIPD Learning and Development Survey , 41% of respondents regarded on-the-job training as the most effective way for people to learn (shockingly only 2% regarded e-learning this way - but then the respondents are from HR, and so disproportionately technophobic!). It is subtitled 'A practical leader's guide to knowledge transfer using peer mentoring.' I must admit peer mentoring sounded like something fun and new, which is why I bought it.

The science of learning

Clive on Learning

Designers/teachers need to take account of the way in which the information is likely to be encoded and processed - it's not 'what you teach' but 'what is learned'. Did you teach it in such a way that the most important points were retained? Last week I attended a one-day workshop entitled The Science of Learning, which was facilitated by cognitive neuroscientist Dr Itiel Dror of Southampton University. So here we go: The brain is a machine with limited resources for processing the enormous quantity of information received by the senses. 20% of your blood is in the brain.

Using A Game to Teach History

Kapp Notes

Check out this TeacherTube Video about how a teacher is using Civilization III to teach history. Good stuff. It sure beats a memorization and repetition of facts. especially like the viewpoint of the kids playing the game and learning history. Also, having a sceptic who eventually converts is a nice touch for the piece. I've written about similar uses of this game and other commercial games for classroom use in Commercial Games with Educational Value Here are three more games that can be used in the classroom: __ Recommended Games and Gadgets Recommended Books Content Guide

Tips for Teaching Software to Others

Kapp Notes

During the course, I gave some suggestions for effective learning sessions, first teach three things How to exit out of the software entirely. Not enough time is dedicated in software training to teaching the learner how to find help and information on his or her own. suggest in every software training class you spend an hour teaching the Help system. Please, add some suggestions of your own for teaching software in a stand up training classroom environment. __ Recommended Games and Gadgets Recommended Books Content GuideThey wanted a "train-the-trainer" course.

Design: Using Technology to Teach Soft Skills

Kapp Notes

The presentation got me thinking about teaching soft skills online (although we mostly taked about teaching software online) I have posted my thoughts on soft skills training at the Training Day blog. Last night I gave a presentation to the Seattle Captivate User's group 7:00 PST, 10:00 my time. late night but a fun presentation, thank you to Mark Chrisman for the opportunity. Check it out. __ Recommended Games and Gadgets Recommended Books Content Guide

Online Networking in Courses

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

If this works, then check out read this cool post by Christy Tucker reviewing a great presentation at Conference on Distance Learning and Teaching. Sent to you by brent via Google Reader: Online Networking in Courses via Experiencing E-Learning by Christy Tucker on Aug 15, 2007 These are my notes from the presentation MySpace is not YourSpace: The Promise and Pitfalls of Online Social Networking at the Conference for Distance Learning and Teaching last week. Here's a thought! Okay.here it goes. The slides from the presentation are available as a pdf. What can we learn?

Writing & Grammar: On Teaching Grammar and Soccer

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Jennie Ruby Teaching or writing training materials can sometimes feel like making students memorize a rulebook: "Never place a comma between the subject and the verb." When teaching grammar, for example, I can sometimes hear myself sounding like a soccer coach teaching beginning soccer: "The game starts with a kick-off." " But in grammar teaching, as in soccer coaching, and probably as in every kind of training, there are different kinds of rules. also teach the Writing Training Documents and eLearning Scripts class.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: eLearning Guild Demo Fest: Sun MicroSystems

Learning Visions

Thursday, December 06, 2007 eLearning Guild Demo Fest: Sun MicroSystems The eLearning Guild hosted a webinar this afternoon featuring the winners of The eLearning DemoFest which took place at the DevLearn Conference & Expo on November 7, 2007. Game Based Learning Finding more effective ways to teach about Sun and the business. Publicly available training program. eLearnin.

Writing & Grammar: Can I Change the Appearance of Balloons in Word 2007?

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

also teach the Writing Training Documents and eLearning Scripts class. About the Author:  Jennie Ruby is a veteran IconLogic trainer and author with titles such as "Editing with Word 2003 and Acrobat 7" and "Editing with MS Word 2007 " to her credit. by Jennie Ruby. Short answer: yes. You find this from the Review tab. Those settings are straightforward.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): 2007 edublog winners announced!

Mark Oehlert

» December 10, 2007 2007 edublog winners announced! Congrats to all the 2007 edublog award winners.you can find the whole list here. December 10, 2007 in Industry | Permalink Technorati Tags : edublog TrackBack TrackBack URL for this entry: [link] Listed below are links to weblogs that reference 2007 edublog winners announced! Uranium Ore on eBay. Awwww.

Office 2007 Training for Teachers: In Bite Sized Pieces

Kapp Notes

Mark discusses a Office 2007 Screen One way is through a unique offering by the Training video production company - The 8.45 For this project, the company created Office 2007 training delivered in 40+ bite-sized video modules, totalling five hours of learning in total. Which sounds like a new way to do in-service teaching. You say, teachers have limited time?

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Avanoo.a new twist on surveys and collective (or collected?) wisdom

Mark Oehlert

» June 22, 2007 Avanoo.a June 22, 2007 in Working Together | Permalink Technorati Tags : survey TrackBack TrackBack URL for this entry: [link] Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Avanoo.a new twist on surveys and collective (or collected?) and.Should immigrants to the U.S. be required to speak English? think its a pretty gentle forcing function as those things go.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): 2007 edublog awards are now open for voting.and Im torn

Mark Oehlert

» December 06, 2007 2007 edublog awards are now open for voting.and Im torn Hurry, hurry, step right up and cast your vote! The 2007 edublog Awards are now open for voting. I do have to give a big shout-out to Michael Feldstein for offering up my humble blog as one of his nominations (especially since Michael is a nominee himself!). So who to vote for? del.icio.us

References: eLearning Guild Online Session: How to Integrate Social Networking to Impact Learning and Performance Dec. 13, 2007

Vignettes Learning

The following are the references for the December 13, 2007 Session. Personal Learning Environment Jobs and Careers in Social and Collaborative Learning Digital Natives, What they Do The Future: Amazing Challenges 2-3 minute video Teaching Machines Is Web 2.0 a Bubble? Welcome to the Session. Download the 25-Page Special Report and Framework Graphics. What is Social Bookmarking?What

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: More on Learning Styles

Learning Visions

Friday, August 10, 2007 More on Learning Styles Today Mark Oehlert points to Stephen Downes post Professor Pans Learning Style Teaching Method (in particular, the comments thread which I had missed as I typically just read Downes post right through the feed reader). The fact is, there are still a lot of people who stand behind the theory and believe it to be a useful tool when teaching. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. And there are people making a business out of it. Take the Survey! eLearnin.

Thank You, I'm Honored

Kapp Notes

as one of 2007's Top 20 Most Influential Training Professionals. really think the award belongs to the alumni and students of Bloomsburg University's Instructional Technology program where I teach. Yesterday, I learned that I have been voted by TrainingIndustry, Inc. Thank you. You can see the entire list here. Thank you. Recommended Games and Gadgets Recommended Books Content Guide

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Must-have Firefox Entensions and Fixes

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « me.dium | Main | Learning Styles and Visualization » August 07, 2007 Must-have Firefox Entensions and Fixes Everybody knows that the entire staff here at e-Clippings World Headquarters uses Firefox. I run mine off my U3 USB drive. That being said, Lifehacker has a point when they point out that we have all woken up after some all-night extension/add-on bender with a browser that runs somewhat slower than syrup going uphill. Clay Shirky My latest additions to del.icio.us del.icio.us

Experiencing E-Learning » Daily Bookmarks 12/19/2007

Experiencing eLearning