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DONT WASTE YOUR TIME  Online Induction: Icebreaker Activities
| FRIDAY, AUGUST 7, 2009
One aspect of learning online is that the students will feel distant and isolated from not only you (the Institution and staff facilitator) but also from each other. So, what can you do to make them feel included and valued? Firstly, use the induction period to get them used to not only working and talking in the online environment, but also engaging online (collaboration, tests, discussions, etc). My personal favourite is to get the students doing something that uses a piece of technology they're not familiar with, but in a way that they don't realise their using or doing something new.
TONY KARRER  Corporate Training
| TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2009
Jay Cross - father of the Informal Learning Flow has been doing some great writing recently that look at the future of corporate training. His recent posts make me really think (that's good) but also make me wonder. How many people really have the opportunity to pursue the Future of Corporate Training? More on this below. But first some context. Courseware and Broader eLearning Jay's post eLearning is not the Answer : Corporations are flocking to eLearning for all the wrong reasons. It’s cheaper: no travel, no facilities cost, no instructor salaries. Great points Jay. Can you reduce it by 50%?
-  Top Picks for September 2009
Below are the top picks for the Boggs e-Learning Chronicle's September '09 posts: e-Learning Lingo Podcast: SyberWorks e-Learning Lingo Podcast #107: Object-Oriented Programming SyberWorks LMS e-Learning Implementation Series: SyberWorks LMS e-Learning Implementation Podcast Discusses CMS, CDC and OSHA Training Requirements SyberWorks e-Learning Podcast Series: SyberWorks e-Learning Podcast #35: Interview with Steve Pena, Senior Instructional Designer and Implementation Consultant at SyberWorks, Inc. elearning. learning management systems. elearning podcasts. Competency Management.
SPICY LEARNING  Top five tips for designing engaging graphics for e-learning
| TUESDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2009
Creating original graphics for an e-learning course can be a challenging task, particularly when anything that’s created has to comply with strict branding guidelines. An engaging graphic environment is essential for an interesting and successful learning experience. Read on for our top five tips for achieving this. Work on the concept. strong concept is a must for any design. An interesting theme that runs throughout the course can help keep learners focused and engaged in the content. Explore different technologies. Never stop experimenting. Do not decorate - communicate.
UPSIDE LEARNING BLOG  HTML 5 and eLearning Development
| THURSDAY, JULY 2, 2009
A couple of weeks back we posted about Silverlight posing some (at this time, actually little) competition to Flash. Now we have HTML 5 coming up – this makes the race hotter. Or does it? Those of you have heard of HTML 5 will know it’s a new version of HTML and XHTML being promoted by Google and Apple in a bid to move the web away from proprietary technologies like Flash, Silverlight and JavaFX. It makes HTML more powerful by adding new elements like video and audio. list of new elements in HTML 5 can be found here at IBM’s site and the draft specification is available here at W3C’s site.
THE LEARNING CIRCUITS BLOG  Working with Subject Matter Experts
| TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2009
I want to thank Jeff Goldman - Minute Bio for his great response last month. He suggested that we focus the Big Question on specific issues and then suggested four questions. So, let's start with his first suggestion: Working effectively with subject matter experts There's a lot to this topic, and certainly it's an on-going challenge. Some specific questions that are raised in this area: What should all IDs know about working with a SME? What can you and can't you expect a SME to do? Does it work to have SMEs create rapid eLearning? What's your favorite instructive story of working with a SME?
THE E-LEARNING CURVE  Open Source E-Learning Development 9: Drupal CMS
| MONDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2009
Very much like platforms like Moodle and Joomla!, Drupal is an open-source Content Management System (CMS) freely available under the GPL. Open Source E-Learning Development 9: Drupal CMS is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog.
CLIVE ON LEARNING  Digital learning content does not have to mean CBT
| TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2009
I am becoming increasingly aware of the the need to make clear a distinction between the broad concept of digital learning content, in all its many varieties, and the much narrower idea of interactive tutorials of the traditional CBT (computer-based training) variety. This is no more than a natural evolution from their traditional responsibility for the production of PowerPoint slides and handouts which support most classroom events. While some trainers will have the aptitudes and interests which will help them to excel in this area, in most cases this will remain a job for specialists.
ELEARNING ACUPUNCTURE  Solve problems with screencasting
| TUESDAY, APRIL 14, 2009
Screencasting can be useful in distance education. Recently, I met with colleagues who are designing a distance course in physics. In this particular course, the emphasis is on mathematical problem solving. When they deliver the course in class, they spent the first 15-20 minutes of each lecture thoroughly going over solutions from previously assigned homework problems. Students report that this investment of time in problem solving in the classroom really helps them master the subject matter. Remote screencasting was the front runner in the discussion. Create a storyboard. Image credit here.
TONY KARRER DELICIOUS LINKS  Three Future Directions of E-Learning - 2009 - ASTD
| SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2009
ELEARNING WEEKLY  Hot Topics in eLearning for 2009
| FRIDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2009
Tony Karrer posted a list of the trending hot topics in eLearning for 2009, based on stats from his eLearningLearning.com site. Below are the hottest trending topics we saw in 2009, but be sure to visit Tony’s full list to see even more great info. Hot Topics in eLearning for 2009. Nothing is too surprising, but it’s very helpful how Tony linked to some of the more popular articles and blog posts related to each topic. Twitter. Social Media , Social Networks , Social Learning , and Informal Learning. Google Wave. SharePoint. Video.
JANE HART'S PICK OF THE DAY  Edublog Awards 2009
| FRIDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2009
This is the 6th year of the edublog awards and this year there are 19 categories. Hundreds of sites were nominated over the last few weeks and these have now been whittled down to a shortlist in each category. Very many thanks to all those who nominated me and my blogs; I am very pleased to appear in the shortlists of the following three categories. In fact, BOTH Jane's E-Learning Pick of the Day and Social Media in Learning have ben nominated for Best Individual Blog!). Voting closes Wednesday 16 December. Good luck to all the nominees!
BOZARTHZONE  Find Your 20%
| THURSDAY, AUGUST 27, 2009
I see lots of good-presentations-gone bad, often due to the speaker trying to put too much information into the available time. The result: Critical points are lost in the mass of content, or the speaker is rushing at the end to get to what s/he really wanted to say. Often in coaching presenters I watch them approach their content as if they were 8th graders assigned to give a report on their "topic". They visit Wikipedia and Google and clip art galleries to amass piles of information, factoids, job aids, video clips, and PowerPoint shows, then try to compress it into a 75-minute session.
ROAD TO LEARNING  Social learning adoption?
| FRIDAY, MAY 8, 2009
Wikis in plain English, another very good resource I found thanks to Frank Bradley. The video explains the use of a wiki in a very simple day to day real-life scenario.I'm m currently working on how we can use the wiki in my team to leverage on and share product knowledge. We have a sizable team that is distributed across various locations, and I think it would be valuable if my team members could.
INTEGRATED LEARNINGS  Pointing to the Five Moments of Learning Need
| SATURDAY, JULY 25, 2009
I can remember a project a few years ago where the subject matter expert (SME) fought and fought to include his 20-step process (complete with details and charts) in the course we were developing. He eventually persuaded his boss and won out, so we built the process into the course. Feedback from the learners was not positive and ranged from comments like "what is this and why in the world would I need to know it" on down to, shall we say, less positive remarks. Obviously a better needs analysis should have been conducted. I'm sure that most of you have encountered the same SME.
LEARNING WITH E'S  Twitter vs blogging
| TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2009
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LEARNING VISIONS  Cammy Beans Learning Visions: eLearning Authoring Tools Review -- Help!
| MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2009
Monday, September 21, 2009 eLearning Authoring Tools Review -- Help! ASTD TechKnowledge 2010 #tk10 ▼ 2009 (87) ► December (6) ► November (11) ► October (10) ▼ September (7) What’s the Difference: Learning Designer vs. Inst. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. am working on a presentation in a few weeks about eLearning authoring tools. Now, Im not much of a tool user myself. Ive got some understanding of tools. Experience counts. Any experience. Go on. Try it!) Thanks! Thanks, Judy!
THE E-LEARNING CURVE  Discovering Instructional Design, Part 1
| TUESDAY, MAY 19, 2009
At its heart, learning is about growth. The single, central reason for learning, training, and education is to facilitate peoples' need to acquire and develop new skills, knowledge and expertise. The E-learning Curve blog shares thought-provoking commentary and practical knowledge for e-learning professionals. Find out more.
THE LEARNING GENERALIST  Tips to lead Socratic Discussion
| TUESDAY, MAY 19, 2009
Sumeet Moghe, 2009. As trainers we often use Socratic direction to prove a point, using audience participation. The method of Socratic discussion is actually quite simple and bases itself on the prior knowledge of the learners. The trainer will usually ask a series of pointed questions to finally get to an "Aha!" moment. The mnemonic I use to describe the process of Socratic direction is KOPSA. Here's what it stands for: As you'll notice, its a pretty simple process. With that said, this is a simple process that one can often get wrong. Prepare, prepare, prepare! to these responses.
KAPP NOTES  The Higher Educational Bubble Continues to Grow
| THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2009
The definition of an economic bubble is, according to Wikipedia , “trade in high volumes at prices that are considerably at variance with intrinsic values ”.(Another Another way to describe it is: trade in products or assets with inflated values.) Universities and colleges have inflated values disproportionate to their value. number of signs of the stock market bubble, technology bubble, and recent credit bubble point to the higher education bubble continuing to grow. Where he indicated that colleges are becoming more like cruise ships than educational institutions. Things are changing.
ROAD TO LEARNING  Skill sets of an Instructional Designer
| SUNDAY, MARCH 8, 2009
Here a quick list that I came up with:ID Theory and Concept: Understand and apply ID concepts, theories and models based on relevance.ADDIE Process: Understand and implement the ADDIE process.Business Requirement and Problem: Understand the business requirement that led to the demand for the training, and the business problem that the training is intended to be solved.Suggest appropriate.
THE ELEARNING COACH  Writing Microcopy: Tips and Pointers
| TUESDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2009
Did you ever spend an hour writing a four or five word phrase or short instruction? During that time, you probably felt like an obsessive perfectionist—hunched over the computer trying to get it just right. Now that there’s a term for this type of writing and recognition of how important it is, we can all feel a little more normal. I’m talking about microcopy , and it refers to the little instructions and phrases that we use in eLearning and web page interfaces to guide and assure users. Importance of Microcopy. Microcopy can make or break your product. Was I frustrated? Seriously.
BRAVE NEW ORG  Learning 2.0 Tetrad Through Marshall McLuhan
| SUNDAY, AUGUST 30, 2009
If you haven’t heard of Marshall McLuhan , well you’re simply missing out on one of Canada’s most innovative minds. Derrick de Kerckhove, Director of the McLuhan Program of Culture and Technology at the University of Toronto since 1983 wrote McLuhan for Managers in 2003. Shamefully, I didn’t know about the book until this year, courtesy of Jon Husband. In the book, Derrick (and co-author Mark Federman) introduce the Laws of Media through a tetrad: Extend (what does the artefact enhance or intensify or make possible or accelerate). philosophy. define Learning 2.0
LEARNING CONVERSATIONS  Getting started with social software for learning
| WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2009
The world of social software is large, diverse and complex. There are a multitude of applications that sit within this space. Some of these are single purpose applications, such as Twitter, Wordpress, Google Docs, Google Reader etc. Some are multi-purpose, such as Facebook, Elgg and Moodle. This post is not about how to choose the right application. wrote about that earlier this year ( Top tips for choosing and using social software ), and Jane Hart's directory of software is probably the most useful starting place. You've recognised the value that the social element brings to learning.
DONT WASTE YOUR TIME  PLE / Personal Learning Environment: What’s yours like?
| THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2009
As most of my posts these days are based on resources and my readings, I thought I’d continue with this I found (again) on Twitter: A Collection of PLE diagrams. Please look through all the ones listed (the list is growing daily so what I see now and, say, next month is going to be different) [.]. Blogging Facebook Generation Y mLearning PLE PLN Social Media Social Network Technology Twitter Web 3.0
LEARNING VISIONS  Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Describing What You Do: Instructional Design
| WEDNESDAY, MAY 6, 2009
Wednesday, May 06, 2009 Describing What You Do: Instructional Design Youre at a playground and you start talking to the mom sitting on the bench next to you. ASTD TechKnowledge 2010 #tk10 ▼ 2009 (87) ► December (6) ► November (11) ► October (10) ► September (7) ► August (4) ► July (5) ► June (6) ▼ May (10) Join Me at ASTD ICE June 1&2 iPhone and the End of All Boundaries eLearning on Alltop eLearning Brand Name Recognition? Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff.
BUSINESS CASUAL  BusinessCasualBlog.com's Top 10 Articles for 2009.
| MONDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2009
(courtesy wstera2 via creative commons-attrib-nc-sharealike) Yesterday I listed the top 5 "aha" moments I had about Learning in 2009. At the end of the article I also posted BusinessCasualBlog's Top 5 most read articles for 2009. But, yesterday's "most read" list was based on the tally by a niche community of Learning professionals at eLearningLearning.com. If, on the other hand, I look at a tally using Google analytics , a different list comes up. The Business Casual "Best Of" list according to Google: #1. Favorite 10 Tools For Creating Learning.
ID REFLECTIONS  Love-Hate Theory, Learner Motivation, Connectivism and Other Such Thoughts.
| SUNDAY, AUGUST 23, 2009
Preamble I missed IDCI session yesterday but am thankful for the tweets from @gargamit100 and @sreyadutta. These followed by Sreya’s post gave me some idea of the discussion. You can read the post here: Business-driven Learning and LH Theory (Love-Hate Theory). The post set me thinking about when do we use “Love vs. Hate” to design a training program. This triggered thoughts related to learner motivation and how even a “business driven” or “business centric” program benefit from motivated learners. This confidence sustains motivation and engagement.
BOZARTHZONE  Let the Learners Hold the Spoon
| WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2009
I hear a lot of trainers complain about learners wanting to be spoonfed, when in fact it is often the trainers who won't let them hold the spoon. In training -- both traditional and online -- I see lots of missed opportunities to let learners learn. Partly this seems to come from PowerPoint "default thinking": Insert image, insert text, keep the autobullets. And it happens even without PowerPoint: We list "guidelines" for learners. We outline "key ideas" for learners. Often, though, the learners could do this very well on their own -- if only we would let them.
LEARNING VISIONS  Accidental Instructional Designers #dl09
| TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2009
At DevLearn ‘09, I had the pleasure of hosting a Thursday morning Breakfast Byte. Conference participants gather around a topic of interest at an ungodly early hour, while sipping coffee and eating croissants. bleary-eyed, loosely organized conversation. If you know me, you’ll know my topic was right up my alley: “Instructional Design: You Do What for a Living?” Over 25 IDs gathered to talk about how they got here and where they're going. asked people to introduce themselves and tell their stories – how they each got into instructional design. Many of us thought that we would be teachers.
LARS IS LEARNING  Get Real: Mission Critical E-learning
| SUNDAY, JANUARY 25, 2009
Here's an article published in Learning Technologies magazine this week. wrote it some time back (old world printing deadlines) failing to fully forward plan for some events, like Obama moving from Elect to Active president status last week. But I'd welcome your comments on what you think mission critical e-learning means to your organisation or the organisations you work with. The bits in.
DONT WASTE YOUR TIME  Alternatives to PowerPoint in the classroom
| WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2009
We’ve all seen the presentation “Death by PowerPoint. if you haven’t, shame on you and go and see it now – “Death by PowerPoint / SlideShare“ This isn’t to say that using PowerPoint is wrong, or should be stopped. It highlights the techniques that are used over and over again to bore the audience, and should [.]. Technology Academia 2.0 eDelivery eLearning eResources PowerPoint pptPlex Presentation Prezi University 2.0 Web 2.0
THE LEARNING GENERALIST  Five ways to encourage participation in the classroom
| FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2009
Sumeet Moghe, 2009. In the last couple of days I've had some fascinating conversations with my colleagues about why some students don't participate enough in class. While I understand that part of this could go down to individual personalities, the more I think about it, the more I believe this is a facilitation problem than a participation problem. don't want to sound cocky, but I've very rarely had the feeling of ' pulling teeth ' in a classroom. Though I'm thankful to my participants for being kind to me, I guess I do something that helps me get the kind of participation I expect.
JANE HART'S PICK OF THE DAY  5 great resources to find out about Google Wave
| WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2009
Google Wave's Best Use Cases , Lifehacker, 14 October 2009. To Teach, 30 September 2009. Google Wave: a complete guide , Mashable, 29 September 2009. Learning Waves from Google , Donald Clark, 6 June 2009. ways that Wave is going to change your business, career and life , thinkVitamin, June 2009. Have you got your Google Wave invite yet? Even if you haven't, you can find out more about it in these articles and postings, and what it can do for education and training. Google Wave will revolutionise online classroom instruction , So You Want.
CLIVE ON LEARNING  Brain rules – where does that leave us?
| MONDAY, JUNE 22, 2009
Followers of this blog will know that I have been reviewing John Medina's book Brain Rules chapter by chapter over the past three months. This has proved a rewarding experience for me, as it has forced me to explore the implications for each of John's main recommendations with much more thoroughness than would have been the case if I was skipping through the book for my own benefit - it's a bit like John set me twelve homework assignments! In this posting I have attempted to summarise these conclusions. Schedule lots of breaks and encourage participants to take a walk. The implications?
DONT WASTE YOUR TIME  What is Ning (and what can I use it for)?
| WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2009
I’ve used Ning, I’ve read and talked about Ning, but I haven’t’ actually put any thought to what it is or how I can get the most out of it. Ning is “a platform for creating your own social network , and leaving you in control of all aspects of it (public/private, tools, etc). You start by working [.]. Academia 2.0 Blogging Collaboration Ning PLE PLN Social Media Social Network Technology Wiki
KAPP NOTES  Selling Social Media for Learning: ASTD Big Question
| TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2009
This month's ASTD Learning Circuit's Blog Big Question is "How do I communicate the value of social media as a learning tool to my organization?" Here are several ways to help sell Social Media in an organization. Address a Business Need The most important element in communicating the value of Social Media is to solve a pressing business need. If you try to sell the use of social media as a technology play, it will not work. Address the need to share knowledge over distances or the value of timely information to sales tactics, don't focus on the technology. Lessons Learned.
THE E-LEARNING CURVE  M-Learning 8: Mobile Learning Channels
| MONDAY, MARCH 16, 2009
What categories of content can you deliver to your audience via m-learning? We can all appreciate the potential of m-learning as a component of an integrated online educational strategy in the. The E-learning Curve blog shares thought-provoking commentary and practical knowledge for e-learning professionals. Find out more.
BOZARTHZONE  What I learn from #lrnchat
| SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2009
Every Thursday evening there's a great fun live gathering on Twitter called #lrnchat. It's a fast free-for-all organized around a theme, like instructional design, virtual worlds, social learning, or e-learning myths, structured around 3 general questions. If you're in the training/learning/Ed business, folks you've heard of often drop in, as do many folks you haven't heard of. Once you meet them, you'll want to know them better. recently threw out an idea to organizers of a large conference, saying that I'd like to host a 'Twitter event' during the conference. Warning: #lrnchat is messy.
TONY KARRER  Share Best Practices - Patterns
| MONDAY, MARCH 23, 2009
Interesting post by Jane Bozarth - The Myth of "Best Practices" A "best practice" is best only in the precise, specific context in which it exists. What works in my marriage won't necessarily work in -- and may even damage -- yours. Even if moved from one situation to another very close one, the odds of transfer being made with practice intact is nil. How do we address those who pressure us to produce a list of, or abide by, "best" practices? As an individual encounters a situation he/she makes sense of the issue. This really rings true to me. eLearning Technology.
CLIVE ON LEARNING  Research just got a whole load easier
| TUESDAY, AUGUST 25, 2009
It's interesting to reflect back on how much has changed in the past couple of years with regard to some of my core work activities. Something I have to do quite a bit of is research. don't mean anything academic and heavy; just collecting interesting material around a particular topic from a wide variety of sources and combining this with my own ideas and reflections to form the basis for a new piece of work - an article, a presentation, a course, a book. The biggest change for me has been the use of Evernote. You can copy and paste from PDFs or web pages, or import them wholesale.
DESIGNED FOR LEARNING  Transfer of Learning - Theories and Implications
| SATURDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2009
Transfer of learning is the goal of all training and learning interventions. We know that the often the learning context is different from the context of real-life application. However, the training objective is not achieved until the learning transfers from one to context to another. So, what is it that makes learning 'stick' and allows learners to use the learning immediately and in the future? The Theoretical View: Understanding Transfer of Learning Before I reflect on the strategies that aid transfer of learning, it is important to discuss some theoretical views on learning transfer.
-  Informal learning patterns
Learnscaping , Getting Things done in Organizations , is now available on Amazon for $25 + shipping. It’s a 160-page unbook , a continuing work in progress but containing enough meat to justify the price, I think. Learnscaping describes a dozen learning patterns, e.g. processes that organizations are using to improve performance through networked informal learning. Andy McAfee , late of Harvard B-School and now crossing the Charles River to MIT, has gone me one better with his discussion of Enterprise 2.0 patterns. technology, no-brainers and maybes. a term Andy invented).
IGNATIA WEBS  3D animations for mobile devices
| FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2009
Since the beginning of last year a Tibotec mobile project has been running. There are two partners in this project the Institute of Tropical Medicine and the esteemed Instituto de Medicina Tropical Alexander von Humboldt. The complete overview of the mobile learning project was given by my wonderful colleague Carlos, you can look at the presentation here if you like. wrote about the technical parts of the project a couple of months ago on how we would put all the pieces of the mobile learning puzzle together to get the most accessible mobile learning project on the rails using different media.
ROAD TO LEARNING  elearninglearning Updates
| SATURDAY, AUGUST 22, 2009
The elearninglearning site managed by Tony Karrer has come a long way in the last one year. It plays a significant role in bringing together some of the best elearning blogs on the Internet , thanks to Tony's efforts. My blog too came a long way after getting listed , as it was one of the most exciting and encouraging achievements for me. I'm really late to post this announcement, but the site now has a new look and some new options as well: A new feed that is just the "Best of" which are basically the hot lists and other similar supporting items.
LEARNING PUTTY  Top 10 Ways Social Media Will Impact Employee Development and Training in 2010
| THURSDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2009
With only two months left in the year it is time to make some predictions on how social media will impact your employee development and training in 2010. As I gaze into my crystal ball I can honestly say that these are the tools that will make the biggest difference for you and your learners. . Microblogging - I am sure you are sick to death of me talking about Twitter, but hopefully this will prompt you to finally open up an account and see what it is all about. If you aren’t a fan of Twitter there are a few other sites that provide microblogging functionality: Plurk , Tumblr , Jaiku.
THE E-LEARNING CURVE  Podcasting for E-Learning: Critically Analyzing Podcasts
| TUESDAY, AUGUST 18, 2009
My previous blog posts on podcasting have focused the human side of podcasting: narration, story-telling, communicating with your audience. I've looked at what you say, and how you say it, dipping liberally into the eighty or so years of accumulated skills and knowledge from radio broadcasting to reinforce my arguments - after all, content is king, and radio is still the place where people talk. Now, it's time to spend a little time understanding the technical aspects of podcasting. Don't worry if you've never so much as looked at a sound file before. How is that musical piece orchestrated?
LIVING IN LEARNING  The Learning Continuum – Using the PDR Design Model
| FRIDAY, AUGUST 14, 2009
recently had the honor to participate as a panelist in the July 27, 2009 online discussion sponsored by Learning Trends, ISA, and Training Magazine Network. Many of us cut our professional learning design teeth using the long-held tradition of the ADDIE instructional design (ISD) model. In our blogosphere I have heard how “old school”, and in some cases, how obsolete this foundational design model from the 1960s has become. If age denotes obsolescence, then I am in trouble for sure. Insightful words to be sure, certainly not an overt indictment of ADDIE. training. So what do we do?
-  MOBILE LEARNING - eLearning Tour Part 1 - Hosted by Corporate Learning Trends and Innovation
One of the hardest things to find are real-life examples of different kinds of eLearning solutions. On May 21, Learn Trends will be hosting a free online event where the people who have developed interesting eLearning solutions will demonstrate and briefly discuss what they've done. Moderators: Judy Brown - Mobile Learning Solutions Bob Mosher - Performance Support Tools Karl Kapp - Games and Simulations Tony Karrer - Self-Paced eLearning Solutions Demonstrations will showcase a variety of different kinds of eLearning. This will be our primary device for connectivity in the years to come.
LARS IS LEARNING  Mobile learning – keep taking the tablets
| TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2009
There is growing excitement with a new class of mobile device hitting the streets over the next few months – the electronic tablet. Most of the buzz is about Apple coming out with what’s dubbed the “iTablet” that essentially would be a larger screened iPhone or iPod Touch. Some enterprising people have mocked up images of what it could look like: But several other vendors are beating Apple
MARK OEHLERT  #lrnchat - December 10, 2009
| THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2009
#lrnchat December 10, 2009
ELEARNING ACUPUNCTURE  Technology Training Videos for Teachers
| WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 12, 2009
Let’s face it, whether you are a teacher, instructional designer, teaching assistant or multimedia developer, the shear amount of new tools being released on the Internet makes it difficult to stay up to date with what’s new and what can apply best to your specific discipline. So instead of wasting hours randomly searching for new things when you have a spare moment, I would suggest you consult regularly with Russell Stannard. He runs a great site called teachertrainingvideos.com. If you find any of these resources especially useful, let us know by leaving a comment below.
THE ELEARNING COACH  Content Organization Cheat Sheet
| MONDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2009
People who create eLearning get involved in many types of content development tasks. In addition to researching and developing content for courses, you may find yourself creating training manuals for webinars or the classroom, writing web copy, making reference materials, and developing Electronic Performance Support Systems, Help documentation, presentations and so on. During all of these tasks, you will be organizing content at a high level to give it a meaningful structure. The content on this page is organized alphabetically. Alphabetical. Categorical. Some content has a flat structure.
JANE HART'S PICK OF THE DAY  ELearning Age Awards 2009
| FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2009
For those of you who weren't following my tweets last evening, I was at the e.learning age E-Learning awards last night at the Park Lane Hotel in London. The full list of winners in all the categories is available at the elearning age website , however I do want to mention the success of Caspian Learning , who had invited me to be a guest on their table, as they were double winners! Congratulations, and thanks for your hospitality. Here's a photo I took of them picking up their gold award from TV's Angela Lamont. Oh, and thanks for the kind words about me too, Donald!).
LEARNING VISIONS  Describing What You Do: Instructional Design
| WEDNESDAY, MAY 6, 2009
You're at a playground and you start talking to the mom sitting on the bench next to you. Eventually, she asks you what you do for work. What do you say? Are you met with comprehension or blank stares? This was me yesterday: Playground Mom: So, what do you do? Me: I'm an instructional designer. I create eLearning. Playground Mom: [blank stare] Me: corporate training. Playground Mom: [weak smile] Me: I create training for companies that's delivered on the computer. Playground Me: weak nod."Oh, Oh, I see." I see that she really doesn't see and I just don't have the energy to go further.
TONY O'DRISCOLL  LearnTrends 2009: My Presentation on Immernet Singularity
| TUESDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2009
My good pal Jay Cross asked me to do a provocative session on the Future of Learning and the pending Immernet Singularity. As with most cognitive excursions that involve Jay, we had a BLAST! mean where else could you come up with the concept of an “Empathic Electronic Exoskeleton that swaddles our planet in less than an hour. good number of you have asked for charts… here you go. If you like the charts, you will no doubt enjoy the presentation and discussion. You can view the hour long back and forth here. Enjoy!
LEARNING WITH E'S  A right punch-up
| TUESDAY, AUGUST 25, 2009
Tags: MLE James Clay blog VLE PLE Nick Sharratt Steve Wheeler ALT-C 2009 Graham Attwell #altc2009 CMS
ELEARNING LEARNING POSTS  Twitter - Social Media - Informal - Weekly Best of eLearning Learning
| TUESDAY, AUGUST 11, 2009
July 31, 2009 to August 7, 2009. Slides without presenters - three more options - Clive on Learning , July 31, 2009. Online Induction: Icebreaker Activities - Dont Waste Your Time , August 7, 2009. Upside Learning Blog , August 7, 2009. Getting Started - eLearning Technology , August 3, 2009. The E-Learning Curve , August 4, 2009. Social Learning Primer - Daretoshare , August 2, 2009. Effective Practice in a Digital Age (JISC) - Dont Waste Your Time , August 1, 2009. Shifting from push to pull - Informal Learning , August 3, 2009.
ROAD TO LEARNING  No board exams from 2011 in India?
| SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2009
This bold move by the HRD minister of India to bring in radical change in the Indian education system, shift to a grading system, and eliminate ranking and the mark sheet, triggered a huge furore! In a country where citizens have grown up to 'always' be measured by marks, compared to others who always score well and yet are all rounders, been pushed by our parents to 'study' so much, that they reach a point where they didn't want to hear the word anymore. Somehow even today in India, young people are pushed into engineering and medicine, as they are the most highly respected streams. How apt!
LEARN AND LEAD  Why an Updated LinkedIn Profile is Important
| FRIDAY, JULY 24, 2009
I recently discovered how I can effectively use LinkedIn to find potential candidates for recruitment. simply update my status message with what I am looking for and get responses from interested candidates. Okay, I know this isn’t really new but hey, it’s new for me. Anyway this post isn’t about this discovery of mine. received a few responses to my status updates. These were from people I know and have worked with in the past. Unfortunately, a few of the people who responded did not have an updated LinkedIn profile. Lost opportunity! Include your achievements too.
ZAIDLEARN  The Very Best From ZaidLearn!
| WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2009
did that a lot in 2007 and 2008, and a few times in 2009. “Strange as it may seem, no amount of learning can cure stupidity , and formal education positively fortifies it.” - Stephen Vizinczey Actually, as you learn and acquire knowledge and skills, your ego might amplify your confidence, ignorance and pride, which again could hinder you from going beyond what you have already learned. You become stubborn to try new ideas and approaches, because you have reached a level whereby you are comfortable with what you are doing, and it works perfectly fine to you. she can't sing!). Tough!
DONT WASTE YOUR TIME  mLearning; Tricks to using the iPod Touch in class
| TUESDAY, JULY 7, 2009
I’ve written previously on using mobile devices in class, and have made reference to quite a few excellent resources in my re-Tweets on Twitter. thought I’d bring some of the best together in one post as I often find myself forgetting where I put them. Screen-grab For those times when you want to display what is [.]. mLearning Echo360 eLearning iPod iTunes Presentation Technology Web 2.0
THE E-LEARNING CURVE  Podcasting for E-Learning: Digital Audio Basics
| THURSDAY, AUGUST 13, 2009
Internet] Available from: [link] Accessed 12 August 2009. --. Really exceptional podcasts transmit a sense of "being there." Well-designed, planned, narrated and produced audio content has the facility to engage the audience and transport the listener, providing the right cognitive environment for learning or entertainment or whatever goal the podcast seeks to achieve. As the old story goes, “there are better pictures on the radio.” And the sense of joining, instantly, with a vast community of listeners. Figure 1. and converting that amplitude into a binary number. 2005).
CLARK QUINN  Top Posts of 2009
| FRIDAY, JANUARY 1, 2010
Predictions for 2009. welcome your thoughts of what made these the most interesting posts of 2009. Seeing all the top 10 lists, I thought I’d look at what the top 10 posts were for Learnlets (using Google Analytics), and I have to say that the responses were interesting, as some weren’t the ones I thought were most interesting. suspect that they’re the ones that other people pointed to most for a variety of reasons (including me pointing people to the Broken ID series beginning). Here’s the list: The ‘Least Assistance’ Principle. Learning Twitter Chat!
DESIGNING IMPACT  Design Consulting Tool: Empowering Leaders So You Can Create Effective Design
| WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2009
There are many dynamics that ultimately impact the quality, cost and effectiveness of a learning solution. Whether it be eLearning, blended or in-person training, a learning initiative, product, course, application or event, all of these solutions have one undeniable MUST HAVE: a leader. How do the actions of a learning leader impact design, costs and [.].
STICKY LEARNING  The Powerpoint Dozen
| WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 12, 2009
I use Powerpoint in some of the workshops I run, not all, but when it suits the audience, venue and most importantly learning objectives. have, on the other hand, been a participant where slides have been the 'star'! Slides that contained too much text in colours and sizes that were too hard to read and more bullets than Ned Kelly's last stand! That said, Powerpoint can have its place. So I've put together a list of 10(+1) tips for using Powerpoint more effectively. Plan your workshop. Ask yourself what is the best way to get the message/learning across. Story before slides. How much text?
DESIGNED FOR LEARNING  The Importance of Reflective Practices
| SUNDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2009
I read somewhere that "Reflection is a key to improvement as an educator." So often, we have read and spoken about experiential learning, learning-by-doing, task-based learning etc. However, what is it that really converts this experience into learning? For the uninitiated, it is Reflection. Without getting into semantics and/or an instructional definition; simply speaking, reflection is an image - a mirror image - that we can see of ourselves and other things around us. Extending this to learning experiences, reflection is the act of looking into (at) yourself and your learning experiences.
KAPP NOTES  Alternatives to Second Life (continued, again)
| TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2009
Here is a companion post to two previous posts on the topic: Alternatives to Second Life Alternatives to Second Life Continued If you know of more, please feel free to add in the comments section. web.alive Short "flyby" of Nortel's web.alive. This is Nortel's entry into the 3D space. web.alive is an enterprise ready, network secured virtual world platform designed to solve business problems of working together over distances in real time and the costs associated with travel and training on complex equipment or in hazardous areas. Look for it to break out in the near future.
LEARN AND LEAD  5 Reasons Why You are Not Being Promoted
| MONDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2009
I came across Dan McCarthy ’s blog recently. Dan is a practitioner in the field of leadership development for over 20 years and is currently the Manager of Leadership and Management Development at a Fortune "Great Place to Work", "Training Top 125", and "High Impact Learning" (HILO 80) company. He has a great blog on leadership that I would encourage you to subscribe to. Dan wrote a great post Head’s Up – You are About to be Promoted or Fired where he shares why you might get promoted or fired. think there’s also a third script: the status quo script. Unfortunately we aren’t promoting you.
THE E-LEARNING CURVE  Concerning Open Source, LMSs and SCORM: Correcting Some Common Misconceptions
| MONDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2009
Widely-held misunderstandings about LMSs in a learning ecosystem and SCORM have conspired to create confusion about the nature of each and how they interoperate.
THE WRITERS GATEWAY  A Short Video Tutorial on How Layers Work in Photoshop
| TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2009
I created this tutorial video in 2007 when i was exploring Photoshop myself. had real difficulty understanding the concept of layers. That’s when I thought I must create this video which might be of help to many other beginners like me. Some people found this video useful and have left their comments. A few found the quality of video quite poor. see a better quality video now. Thanks to YouTube for enhancements. This video also has about 10k hits, which excites me, though this was achieved over 2 years. So here I repost my video again for all those who have not seen this before. .
DONT WASTE YOUR TIME  Adding Facebook and Twitter to student participation
| WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2009
Students at Purdue University are experimenting with a new application developed at the school called Hotseat that integrates Facebook, Twitter, and text messaging to help students “backchannel” during class. The idea behind this isn’t new; using social media in conferences allow participants to engage the speaker(s) to exchange ideas and questions on the fly. The difference here is [.].
BOZARTHZONE  Sacred Training Cows
| THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2009
I am just home from Training 2009 where, among other things, I offered sessions on "Better than Bullet Points" and "Instructional Design for the Real World". With both these topics I always manage to tip a few sacred cows. While I hope the presentations provoke thought more than ire, I know that I sometimes ruffle feathers -- often, I suspect, by hitting too close to home. Here are some of the sacred training cows I tipped in Atlanta: --Much of what we call 'e-learning' would be much more useful if distributed as text documents. Good e-learning is about design, not software.
TONY KARRER  eLearning Conferences
| FRIDAY, JANUARY 2, 2009
JANUARY 2009 January 3-4, 2009 New Presidents Program , sponsored by the Council of Independent Colleges, Hyatt Regency Coconut Point, Bonita Springs, Florida, USA. January 4-7, 2009 Presidents Institute : Investing in the Future – Students, Institutions, and the Public Good sponsored by the Council of Independent Colleges, Hyatt Regency Cocomut Point, Bonita Springs, Florida, USA. link] conferences_events/presidents/ 2009.asp January 4-7, 2009 Hawaii International Conference on Education , 7 th annual, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. link] index.php January 18-22, 2009.
LEARNING WITH E'S  All in hand
| WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2009
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ELEARNING BROTHERS  Why Use eLearning Templates in Your Course?
| MONDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2009
Are you developing online training content (eLearning)? Do you want to save money and time? Are there multiple members on your team and you need everything to be consistent? Are there varying levels of technical expertise on the team? These are just a few questions that we come across while building online training content. Using templates to build eLearning can address many of the questions above. Before discussing a few points let me describe what I mean by eLearning templates. Templates can include many different assets. Basically they can be used over and over in different projects. Games.
CLIVE ON LEARNING  What we need is a little more slide:ology
| WEDNESDAY, JULY 22, 2009
I’ve just finished slide:ology , a wonderful book by Nancy Duarte, which celebrates ‘the art and science of creating great presentations’. Nancy is well qualified to show us how PowerPoint and similar packages can be used to greatest effect, as Duarte Design was the firm that created Al Gore’s Oscar-winning film, An Inconvenient Truth. Although primarily aimed at those who present face-to-face, this book has great relevance to anyone who builds e-content based on slides (such as those using Articulate or Adobe Presenter) or who presents using web conferencing. So, no pressure then.
CLIVE ON LEARNING  Ten ways to thrive in a downturn
| WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2009
This video provides a record of a talk I gave on behalf of the eLearning Network (eLN) at Learning Technologies 09 last week in London. The presentation was aimed at a UK audience and is mildly promotional on behalf of the eLN, but I think the sentiments apply pretty well everywhere at the moment and a little promotion for a not-for-profit never does any harm. Note that the video is in two parts. If you prefer you can download a PDF version (300K).
UPSIDE LEARNING BLOG  Five Things Not to do While Selecting an LMS
| THURSDAY, AUGUST 27, 2009
Selecting an LMS is a challenging task and that’s just because it takes care of an important business function and needs to work well. The web today holds a great deal of information on how to select an LMS, LMS Selection tools, directories of leading LMS systems, sample RFIs, and a whole lot of other very useful and handy information. However it is equally important for the decision makers to know what NOT to do while (before and during) selecting an LMS as many of these things aren’t clearly highlighted elsewhere. More so, the don’ts leave a deeper impression! It is not an IT system purchase.
TONY KARRER  Networks and Communities
| WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 14, 2009
Mercenary Rationale for Network Work & Learning As I discussed in Evaluating Performance of Concept Workers , evaluating the performance of a concept worker is difficult because there's no right answer and most often the evaluator knows less about the subject than the worker. Thus, the bottom line in evaluating a concept workers performance is by looking at: Was a reasonable process used? Are the conclusions reasonable? How would this compare to results from other concept workers? To make sure you pass this test - I suggest cheating. They said I've gone through the right steps.
ALEARNING  How Did You Do in 2009?
| THURSDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2009
Some of us see the end of the calendar year as a good time to evaluate learning against established industry standards. Benchmarking. Figuring out how we did. Where we stand. And from that, plotting a path through the next year. If your association dedicates more than 30% to alearning, congratulate yourself for moving online for the convenience of your members! – If you’ve experienced a return on your elearning investment, you’ve met the benchmark. Only 0.9% reported losing money and fewer than 4% reported breaking even. Don’t know if you’re generating revenue?
-  Tips for facilitators in Ning
I've been exploring Ning a little further than I did and compared it to other forums like socialgo, collectivex and grou.ps. Gro.ups is open source, has a lot of similar functionalities to ning (and more- you can upload files easily) and is also without advertisements (for free!). The advantage of ning is that it is slightly more attractive in look and feel. Besides it is getting very popular. If people already worked with ning before, it might reduce the learning curve in learning your way around. few tips for ning administrators: 1. Public or private? Hosting on your own domain. If you pay 4.95
DAWN OF LEARNING  how not to adopt an lcms
| TUESDAY, JUNE 2, 2009
Home > Executive Perspective > How not to adopt an LCMS How not to adopt an LCMS June 2nd, 2009 Goto comments Leave a comment As the economy has forced organizations to do more with less, we’re seeing more and more interest in LCMS systems. Home About Podcasts Videos Xyleme Inc. The times of getting through the inherent inefficiencies of the old approach of having multiple copies of instructor guides, student guides, slide decks and online courses are gone. Organizations are looking for ways to streamline their processes and remove waste. But make that the exception not the rule.
DONT WASTE YOUR TIME  Wikis: Ways to use them for a more Collaboration and Interaction
| FRIDAY, AUGUST 28, 2009
Wikis are an under-utlised tool in the arsenal of educators and education facilitators. am often asked "what is it?" and sometimes "what is it for?", but rarely "how can I use it?". There are many reasons for this approach, most notable is the distinct lack of understanding of both what a wiki is and how it can be used. often find the best way to describe it is to in fact describe or demonstrate examples where it is already used. successfully. Group Work. Authoring. Organisation. Participation (and tracking it). Interaction. Multi-authoring. Peer review. Debate & discussion. Resources.
-  Top Picks for August 2009
Below are the top picks for the Boggs e-Learning Chronicle's August '09 posts: e-Learning Lingo Podcast: SyberWorks e-Learning Lingo Podcast #102: Teleconferencing SyberWorks LMS e-Learning Implementation Series: SyberWorks LMS e-Learning Implementation Podcast Discusses Performance Management in a Manufacturing Organization SyberWorks e-Learning Podcast Series: SyberWorks e-Learning Podcast Episode #34: Interview with Dana Fine, Senior Instructional Designer at SyberWorks, Inc. Learning Management Systems: An article about e-Learning ROI. elearning. learning management systems.
LEARNING AND TECHNOLOGY  RSS Reader Market in Disarray, Continues to Decline
| MONDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2009
RSS Reader Market in Disarray, Continues to Decline Written by Richard MacManus / December 20, 2009 8:04 PM / 74 Comments « Prior Post One of the interesting trends of 2009 has been the gradual decline of RSS Readers as a way for people to keep up with news and niche topics. 2009 Update on RSS Reader Market Well, unfortunately Feedburner no longer publishes any useful data about RSS Readers. Pheedo also has gone quiet from a blogging perspective - its last blog post was January 2009. 2) RSS reading is a very fragmented experience circa 2009. bookmarklet.
DONT WASTE YOUR TIME  PowerPoint: embedding YouTube video
| TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2009
I’ve often been asked how I embedded a video from YouTube in my presentations, so I thought I’d put a simple guide together, based on one I found a while back but can’t find now!! Typical, Typical, huh? So, let’s begin … Find the YouTube clip you want to use before doing anything else. I’m going to use this [.].
SPEAK OUT  Design rules that you must always follow
| WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 28, 2009
Rule 1: Unless you are conducting learner testing, do not experiment with positioning of buttons. There is a logic why the next button is positioned in the right bottom corner and why the exit button is positioned in the top right corner. Understand the logic before you experiment. Rule 2: Always use radio buttons for single select MCQs and check boxes for MMCQs or multiple select questions. Rule 3: Buttons should look clickable. Non-buttons such as placeholders, text boxes, and so on should not have the affordance of being clickable. Rule 5: Colors should be selected using the color wheel.
SPEAK OUT  When should we use pre tests?
| MONDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2009
I am hooked to Clark Quinn's blog posts on ID. When reading one such post, I came across another article, The Case Against Pre Testing for Online Courses by the same author. This had me thinking, when do I use pre-tests in courses? When there is a discrepancy between what the learner knows and what he/she thinks he knows. It is a dangerous situation when the learner thinks he/she already knows what you are about to teach him/her but from your research you know otherwise. To help the learner understand which areas need more focus. To help the learner understand more about themselves.
SPEAK OUT  How to tackle a demotivated learner?
| THURSDAY, APRIL 2, 2009
A demotivated learner is any IDs nightmare. Don't we love it when learners are highly motivated, thirsty for knowledge, and realize the 'what is in it for me' even before the course begins? Symptoms of a demotivated learner: During interviews, they frown over the concept that you are going to teach. They do not appreciate the fact that HAVE to take the course. I can't blame them.) They try to convince you that they know everything they need to about the concept (you know otherwise through research). The situation is very, very dangerous if you spot all the five symptoms in your learner profile.
SPEAK OUT  Can Online Learning Environment Kill Motivation?
| MONDAY, APRIL 13, 2009
Ros Aini posed a question in my previous post, "Online learning environment can demotivate online learners. What do you think are the aspects that contribute to this matter?" I am going to try an attempt answering this question based on my experience and what I have read/heard. If you think you disagree, please help me learn more by sharing your thoughts. If you agree and would like to add and give more clarity, please feel free to do so. First let me clarify, online learning environment can demotivate online learners is a generalization. You will be closer to getting it right.
SPEAK OUT  How important is the SME?
| WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29, 2009
You would have interacted with several SMEs. have attempted to classify the SME. Five prominent personae emerged. These are based on my experiences. Please feel free to add your thoughts.) Temperamental SME: This SME loves to throw her weight around. She demands that things be done her way, else she will not cooperate. She dons the role of the boss and tells you when she expects things. She expects you to work only on her project and on nothing else. She throws a tantrum every time she thinks she has been let down. Easy Go Lucky SME: This SME agrees to everything you say. Go ahead.'
SPEAK OUT  Expert Usability Evaluation and Learning Audit of an Online Course
| MONDAY, JUNE 1, 2009
You do not have access to learners or you are really short of time. However, you want to find out if your online course is easy to use and learn. What do you do? You can conduct an expert usability evaluation and expert learning audit. Both these evaluation techniques have their roots in usability inspection. Before I proceed further, these techniques have evolved from usability, but have been modified to suit the requirements of the learning field. If you use some other techniques, please do share. We are always eager to learn more effective ways of doing things. Is this intuitive enough?
SPEAK OUT  Are you ready to change?
| MONDAY, JULY 20, 2009
I was reading Dave Ferguson's post, Resisting change: a phone-y example. This had me thinking. How do people in the training/learning field resist change? These are only generalizations.) Clients: Avoid trying news modes of delivering training. Refuse to understand that a learning program that is fun, can also be serious. Spend money on things they have been spending money on for so many years. Being part of the brainstorming session which will help them contribute and stay in the loop. Refuse to treat their learners as responsible adults and are always suspicious of their intentions.
THE E-LEARNING CURVE  E-Learning Curve Podcast New Episode: Introduction to Constructivism
| THURSDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2009
In this episode of the E-Learning Curve Podcast, I introduce and discuss the basic concepts behind the learning theory of Constructivism. Learning Curve Podcast New Episode: Introduction to Constructivism is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog.
ELEARNING BROTHERS  Amazing eLearning Flash Template Bundle
| THURSDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2009
Now only $750. Flash games AND over 30 Flash interactions included in this bundle! These are Flash based templates that are super easy to update. Each template is fully customizable in Flash (we give you the.fla Flash source file). Made to work within most rapid elearning software (Articulate Presenter, Adobe Captivate, Rapid Intake, Adobe Presenter, PowerPoint and more). BONUS: Reuse the templates over and over again in multiple courses…or even other websites and presentations. Specs: Files included: Fla and.swf. Requirements: Flash 8 or newer (CS, CS2, CS3, CS4). Flash Player 8 or newer.
UPSIDE LEARNING BLOG  Mobile Learning in India
| SATURDAY, JULY 25, 2009
Six in ten people (more than 4 billion individuals) around the world are carrying a powerful computing device in their pockets and purses. They don’t realize it, but today’s mobile phones have the computing power of a personal computer from the mid-nineties, while consuming a fraction of the energy and are made at significantly lower cost. In India, the mobile phone has revolutionized communication and India is now one of the fastest growing markets for mobile phone services, with growing usage and increasing penetration. All of these learning processes can be supported through mobile phones.
JAY CROSS  LearnTrends 2009: Balance, web 2.0, Internet Time Alliance, DAU
| THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2009
George Siemens began the day by challenging us to see the world as a set of trade-offs. What’s the optimal balance point? Asking people to jot ideas on the white board, the line that divides presenter from audience began to blur. We’re all audience; we all presenters; it shifts back and forth. Few things are black or white; most are shades of gray. As George said, it’s nutty for only one person to do the talking among a group of 125 people. Group scribbling on the white board proved a catalyst to discussion. As with all of our presentations this week, you had to be there.
THE E-LEARNING CURVE  Free-to-use e-learning development 14: Learning Content Development System
| THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2009
Today I will discuss the third in their little triumvirate of tools, the Microsoft Learning Content Development System or LCDS. Free-to-use e-learning development 14: Learning Content Development System is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog.
-  2009: year of the tweet
Twitter has significantly change how I communicate online. Though I registered in 2007, after having tried tried out Jaiku, I didn’t really adopt micro-blogging until mid 2008. This past year I made around 5,000 Tweets or about 13 a day. Twitter’s constraint of 14o characters is its greatest asset. You can only get one thought or comment out at a time. Once you get used to the medium, it’s much easier than trying to write a blog post, which of course is easier than writing a feature article, let alone a book. Mavens are the senders and receivers of information.
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