Page 3 of 97 Previous | Next 
  • KAPP NOTES  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 10, 2009
    [2009] Learning in 3D-Example of Using SL for Education
    In the Learning in 3D class, students have created some great machinimas showing the use of a 3D virtual world for learning. Here is one of the first examples. This piece contrasts traditional education with the use of a virtual 3D world and shows how co-creation can be a powerful tool for learning within a virtual world. __ Catalog of Recommended Books, Games and Gadgets Recommended Games and Gadgets Recommended Books Content Guide.
  • EXPERIENCING ELEARNING  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 11, 2009
    [2009] Google Wonder Wheel & Other Search Options
    OK, apparently I have been oblivious in the last few months, because I didn’t even realize that Google had added a whole new set of search options. Click “Show options&# on any Google search results page to see what’s there. Google Wonder Wheel. The “Wonder Wheel&# is an interactive map with related searches. For “instructional design,&# the related searches shown include “instructional design models,&# “addie,&# and “instructional design courses.&# It might even be a way to help teach people how to come up with better search terms.
  • LEARNING AND TECHNOLOGY  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2009
    [2009] RSS Reader Market in Disarray, Continues to Decline
    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.
  • TONY KARRER  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2009
    [2009] Brandon Hall Free Webinars Added
    Just a quick note to announce that the crew at Brandon Hall have joined up as eLearning Calendar Curators. Janet Clarey just announced it today on Workplace Learning Today. The bottom line to this is that we will all be working together to create a calendar of Free Online eLearning Events. If you want to subscribe to be notified of upcoming events , go subscribe to the Best of from eLearning Learning. If you want to help by becoming a calendar curator , please Leave A Comment. If you see events that we are missing, please Leave A Comment. eLearning Technology.
  • TONY KARRER  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2009
    [2009] Discussion Forums for Knowledge Sharing at Capital City Bank
    Looking at Capital City Bank from the outside, I wouldn’t have expected to find a great example of social learning inside. They are a solid, conservative bank. They have more than 1,100 associates spread out across Florida, Georgia and Alabama. recently had a great conversation with Becky Barch, a performance consultant at the Bank, about her smart application of discussion forum software from ElementK. The forum is targeted to a small group – loan/lending assistants. There are roughly 22 people in that role in at Capital City Bank. One person had become the “defacto associate help desk”.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 24, 2009
    [2009] Online Education: Better than the Classroom?
    A recent study issued by the United States Department of Education, titled Evaluation of Evidence-Based Practices in Online Learning found that “ On average, students in online learning conditions performed better than those receiving face-to-face instruction. The study is a study of studies (meta-analysis), meaning they looked at many studies comparing online, face-to-face and blended learning and then drew conclusions. Of course it seems to come down to the fact that well design e-learning is good sound instruction. Kapp's Note: Read "Instructional design was better in the online course."]
  • LEARN AND LEAD  |  SATURDAY, APRIL 18, 2009
    [2009] 10 Tips to Get Started with Twitter
    I have been getting a lot of Twitter newbie followers, some folks who I am inducting to Twitter and others who read my blog, or have worked me at some point of time. try to get them started by giving them tips and introducing them to people they can follow. So what’s my advice to get started on Twitter? Well Twitter is different things depending on how you use it and you need to experiment to figure out what works for you. Here are 10 tips to get you started with Twitter. The second is to upload your photo or an avatar. personally prefer a photo. am okay with the term ‘following’ though.).
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  SATURDAY, MAY 16, 2009
    [2009] ZaidLearn: Any Free Hosted CMS or LMS? (Yes, Obama Says!)
    Related Posts - Edu2.0 & LectureShare Can We Host and Facilitate Our Courses Online For Free? Are there any FREE Course/Learning Management Systems (C/LMS) out there that require no financial hardware, software and hosting investments? In other words, are the any free hosted C/LMS that we can explore and perhaps use? FREE HOSTED C/LMS? Features include: wiki content editing, course blogs, online grades, announcements, text messaging, Nfo mail, message boards, student journals, and chat. A Free web-based education site with a comprehensive set of features for teachers, students and parents.
  • JAY CROSS  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2009
    [2009] Win an award for an innovative project, product, or practice
    George Siemens ,  Tony Karrer , and I are pleased to announce the LearnTrends 2009 Innovation Awards. The awards are designed to recognize products, projects, processes, and companies that represent interesting innovations in applying technology for Corporate / Workplace Learning and Performance. Winners will make short presentations during the LearnTrends conference. Deadline for submission is: October 30. To apply for an award, fill out the: Submission Form. Spread the word. There’s no admission charge. We want to recognize innovations, from individuals to teams to enterprises.
  • DONT WASTE YOUR TIME  |  SATURDAY, MAY 9, 2009
    [2009] Twitter Tips: for Teachers & Educators
    Once people have found out I’ve been using Twitter for all of about 4 months now they think I’m an expert (I’m not, and do not profess to be) and keep asking me; what is it all about, then? Good question, and not one I’ve really been able to answer for myself, let alone answers for [.] Twitter Academia Blogging eLearning Social Network University 2.0 Web 2.0
  • LEARNING VISIONS  |  TUESDAY, MAY 12, 2009
    [2009] Audio in eLearning: Cultural Differences?
    What's your take on using audio in eLearning? For or against? Do you use audio on every slide because the client says people will think it's broken if you don't? This has happened to me!) We've taken this up before and many of us IDs know the strategies for using audio most effectively by now. We know to avoid narrating text word for word, for instance. You do know that, right?) As I'm ramping up in my new job, I'm talking with my new Kineo colleagues about everything under the sun. Really. It's quite fascinating, the conversations we've been having and it's only Tuesday! Do I hear India?
  • TONY KARRER  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2009
    [2009] Free Learning
    Free learning can come from groups like Work Literacy that provided a large online learning experience for free, or from LearnTrends that produces amazing content like LearnTrends 2009 for free. Harold Jarche had a great post If learning was free that raises questions that need to be continually asked by learning and development around the issues of Free. In the Business of Learning , I compared publishing and learning. Big publishers are having problems as the cost of distribution goes towards zero and as that brings along a ton of competition from the low end. is facing the same thing.
  • TONY KARRER  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 25, 2009
    [2009] Slow Evolution of Learning Solutions
    Great post from Charles Jennings – Down But Not Quite Out: what can we learn from the plights of Learning Tree International and Readers Digest? Learning Tree reported a decline of 31.2% in earnings compared to 2008. Operating expenses were down from $22 million to $14.6 million ($1.5 million of that contributed by producing less of those damn catalogues). And overall operating profit was down by 40.7% compared to the same period in 2008. Net income was down 44.7%. This is similar to what I've been discussing in the Business of Learning and we are both citing Learning Tree's woes.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2009
    [2009] Audio in E-Learning
    Audio is a powerful and impactful tool, but it is often used incorrectly within e-learning courses. recently had a discussion with Dan Bliton in his role at the Metro DC ASTD chapter about this topic, here is a small part of the interview. common question is "Should we have audio in the e-learning module that exactly matches the text on the screen?" The general answer is no. It’s not that you can’t learn from audio and text, it is just that the learning is more productive if the two are separate (audio that enhances what is on the screen not repeats it word-for-word). Here are some reasons why.
  • TONY KARRER DELICIOUS LINKS  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 17, 2009
    [2009] Game Studies 0102: Cultural framing of computer/video games. By Kurt Squire
    the international journal of computer game research volume 2, issue 1 July 2002 home about archive Kurt Squire is a PhD candidate in Instructional Systems Technology at Indiana University, and is currently working as a research manager at MIT on the Microsoft-MIT funded Games-to-Teach Project. His research interests include the design of games and simulations, the use of games and simulations in formal learning environments, video game industry & culture, socio-cultural learning theory, performance assessments, & qualitative research methods. Surgeon General C. For example, in 2001, U.S. 2000).
  • LEARN AND LEAD  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 6, 2009
    [2009] Rules for Kids and Teenagers for Facebook Usage
    So I succumbed to pressure and signed up my daughter on Facebook. Most of her friends are already on Facebook. In just a few hours, she has 7 friends and 3 more pending requests. Her FB wall is now active and flowing. browsed her wall updates and some of her friends’ profiles and I am… PETRIFIED, and that’s an understatement. So I plan to give her a printout of the following rules for Facebook. Don't talk to strangers. Just as we tell you not to talk to strangers in real life, the same rule applies online. Do not accept friend requests from people you don't know. Watch what you say.
  • BOZARTHZONE   |  SATURDAY, JANUARY 17, 2009
    [2009] Alternatives to Kirkpatrick
    While the Kirkpatrick taxonomy is something of a sacred cow in training circles—and much credit goes to Donald Kirkpatrick for being the first to attempt to apply intentional evaluation to workplace training efforts—it is not the only approach. Apart from being largely atheoretical and ascientific (hence, 'taxonomy', not 'model' or 'theory'), several critics find the Kirkpatrick taxonomy seriously flawed. Learners work within a system, and the Kirkpatrick taxonomy essentially attempts to isolate training efforts from the systems, context, and culture in which the learner operates.
  • TONY KARRER  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2009
    [2009] Dilbert Warns Me About Work Literacy
    Maybe reading blog posts about the topic is okay :) Tool Set 2009 Work Skills Keeping Up Top-Down Strategy Better Memory Information Radar Processing Pages with Links Networks and Learning Communities Collaborate Twitter as Personal Work and Learning Tool Search Browser Short Cuts Work Literacy Workshop eLearning Technology. Should the following Dilbert worry me about Work Literacy? Much of the idea of Work Literacy is to help people who need to keep up with how technology impacts knowledge work.
  • ID REFLECTIONS  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2009
    [2009] Social Media and Love
    This is in response to a post put up by my co-blogger. The post highlights in a very straightforward, and therefore hard-hitting, terms the values and commitments one must bring in when engaging with social media. You can read the original post here. Two statements that leapt out and struck a chord with me: “Social media is your own child and once you are committed to it, you cannot stop loving it.” There is no room for translucency in the name of transparency.” Absolutely true! am first and foremost a mother before anything else. It’s the same with social media too. Be totally transparent.
  • TONY KARRER  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 21, 2009
    [2009] Twitter as Personal Learning and Work Tool
    Other Posts in the Series Tool Set 2009 Work Skills Keeping Up Top-Down Strategy Better Memory Information Radar Networks and Learning Communities Collaborate Twitter as Personal Work and Learning Tool Search Browser Short Cuts Work Literacy Workshop Browse eLearning Content at www.elearninglearning.comFor people new to the concepts of social media and reviewing their tool set, is Twitter a good choice as a tool? Thus, my opinion is: Twitter is not a tool for people who are new to social media and the use of social media for personal learning and work. There is one exception to this.
  • CLIVE ON LEARNING  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 30, 2009
    [2009] Ten commandments of e-learning (content design)
    Cath Ellis recently set out her ten commandments of e-learning and this prompted me to try and articulate my own. Now e-learning's a big subject if you include all its many variants - formal and informal, synchronous and asynchronous and so on - and if you take into account all the issues relating to its management and marketing. So, what I've done is restrict my thoughts to the design of interactive, e-learning content, drawing heavily from the 60-minute masters : Structure into modules. Keep each module to one main idea. That's enough for most learners to cope with in one session.
  • TONY KARRER  |  THURSDAY, JULY 30, 2009
    [2009] Outsource Training to Customers
    The Business of Learning (see Free Online Conference – Future of Learning with Recordings Here ) event went really well. One of the really interesting ideas came from Allessandria Polizzi who is Group Manager for Accountant Training & Relations at Intuit. Her role is to make sure that accountants are trained on the Quickbook products. You can see Allessandria at 21:30 of the following video: Intuit used to produce the content themselves, but they have transistioned to hiring their Accountants (their customers) to produce the training content for them. They add legitimacy to the content.
  • TONY KARRER  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 30, 2009
    [2009] Twitter Conference Ideas
    Twitter has become a pretty great tool to help with socializing at conferences. Here are a few of the things we've been doing Twitter as Social Chat At both DevLearn and TechKnowledge , we created a hashtag and created a specific Twitter account that was the hub. Using TweetLater and GroupTweet anyone who sent a direct message to the hub account then broadcast to everyone following that account. We also encouraged everyone to put in the hashtag. Through twitter search you can see the various conversations going on. DevLearn was more successful because of the free Wifi.
  • TONY KARRER  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2009
    [2009] Rapid Learning Management Systems
    I've been asked numerous times over the past couple of years by various types of people and companies a very similar question: I plan to or have been conducting and charging for training workshops for clients. I'd like to creating this as self-paced eLearning possibly with other capabilities as well. And I want to charge for this. How can I do that? was just asked the question again the other day. It's a company that has been offering 3-day workshops and now they want to put some portion of that content online. To me this is a new kind of system. It's hosted. It's easy to use. Systems?
  • CLARK ALDRICH  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2011
    [2009] Clark Aldrich Research Common Citations, 2009
    2009 was a two-book year for me. 2009 Published Writings Include: Karrasch, A., 2009, December). 2009), 'Capturing the Wisdom That Fell Through the Cracks of Gutenberg and Google.', 2009), 'Because You Can't Learn to Ride a Bicycle from a Book', T + D, 63(12)/December, 24-26. 2009), Learning Online with Games, Simulations, and Virtual Worlds: Strategies for Online Instruction (Jossey-Bass Guides to Online Teaching and Learning), Jossey-Bass. The Complete Guide to Simulations and Serious Games is the book I always wanted to write. Hilgenkamp, H., link].
  • TONY KARRER  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15, 2009
    [2009] [from gminks] Social Learning Measurement : eLearning Technology
    Personal Learning Informal Learning Corporate eLearning eLearning Design Authoring Tools Rapid e-Learning Tools eLearning (e-Learning) e-Learning Software Blended e-Learning e-Learning Tools Learning Management Systems (LMS) e-Learning ROI and Metrics Search via eLearning Learning for first time visitors Wednesday, April 15, 2009 Social Learning Measurement : eLearning Technology Its been a while since I looked at: ROI and Metrics in eLearning and in this case, I was more looking at traditional content delivery and their impact. eLearning Solutions Enterprise 2.0 Is there any proof?
  • CLIVE ON LEARNING  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2009
    [2009] Battle of the Bloggers – last words – part 6
    This posting completes my re-cap of the responses I gave to the questions posed at last week’s Battle of the Bloggers at Online Educa 2009 : Question 6 is: With the 20th anniversary of the collapse of the Berlin wall, what walls would you most like to see broken down in learning? My response: There are some pretty major attitudinal walls to be broken down, particularly in the learning and development profession, where there is still a reluctance to contemplate any form of intervention that isn't formally packaged as a course and delivered face-to-face.
  • TONY KARRER  |  MONDAY, MARCH 9, 2009
    [2009] Skills Training
    When I combined this with a common theme across a lot of my writing and on Work Literacy : Tool Set 2009 ASTD Follow-Up I'm more convinced all the time that there's a gap in awareness and skills among Concept Workers. Skills Gap There's a great post by Catherine Lombardozzi - Learning 2.0 that discusses the skills that "many employees … well beyond school … could use help in developing … skills are different." She goes on to list out the skills and I think it's quite a good list. describe this as the Tilde Effect. Skills Training? I'm not so sure that really works. eLearning Technology.
  • TONY KARRER  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2009
    [2009] eLearning Conferences 2010
    December 2009 December 1-4, 2009 New Zealand Association for Research in Education , Distinction Hotel, Rotorua, New Zealand. link] December 2, 2009 Security and Defence Learning : International Forum on Technology Assisted Learning and Training for Defence, Security and Emergency Services, 5 th , Hotel InterContinental Berlin, Berlin, Germany. link] December 2-4, 2009 Online Educa Berlin International Conference on Technology Supported Learning and Training, 15 th , Hotel InterContinental, Berlin, Germany. You can contact him at: crwr77@gmail.com. ichov, Špindler?v
  • ELEARNING BROTHERS  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2009
    [2009] Is Classroom Training More Credible than Online Training?
    Recently at a round-table discussion about eLearning in the Commercial Lending industry an interesting point surfaced periodically: “Why is classroom training perceived as being more credible than online training?&#. think that this varies a bit by industry (and commercial banking is not known to be pioneers in the latest technology) but many people believe that classroom training is the “best way&#. Learning is acceptable as a “second-best&# option but will not work as well as a classroom session. Why does this perception? Yes they had buns in a seat. What do you think? 
  • LEARNING AND TECHNOLOGY  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2009
    [2009] Sad to lose Chris Henry
    [link] [link] Crazy story if true: "On December 17 , 2009 Cincinnati Bengals receiver Chris Henry died from injuries sustained from a domestic dispute with his fiance, Loleini Tonga. His official time of death was 6:36 AM, reported police. The cause of death is was from injuries sustained from falling out of a moving pickup truck, which his wife is believe to have driven. Henry was seen jumping into the bed of the pickup truck as Tonga drove away from their house, where tire marks were found in the yard. via calacanis.com It really is sad to see something so tragic.
  • BLOGGER IN MIDDLE-EARTH  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2009
    [2009] Connected World in Second Life
    Ratings in SL On 15 September 2009, Linden Lab successfully separated the "adult content" from the general grid. Maka, Huntress and Kallan enjoying a night out dancing This is the last of a series of September posts summarising some of what I’ve learnt while looking around Second Life (SL). Exploring SL from the elearning perspective, there are a range of features that facilitate communication, making it an accessible networking tool. In local text chat, selecting the range of communication provides a means of control over the ‘loudness’ of the chat.
  • LEARNING VISIONS  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2009
    [2009] Ruth Clark: Evidence Based E-Learning #dl09 #dl09-104
    These are live blogged notes from DevLearn '09 -- session with Ruth Clark on Evidenced Based E-Learning. arrived a few minutes late to the session and just had to dive in. ** Learning Styles/the Learning Styles Myth -- Did an experiment: Self report, Barsch learning style inventory, memory test. What were the correlations? If someone said they were kinesthetic, were the other measures showing the same? Instead, they found NO Relationships! Her new book takes on the biggest myths of the field including Learning Styles. This is controversial!) For whom do graphics improve learning? Distracting.
  • CLIVE ON LEARNING  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2009
    [2009] Evaluation of Evidence-Based Practices in Online Learning
    I came across this study courtesy of Donald Clark who reviewed it back in early September. It reports on a meta-analysis of more than 1000 studies of online learning conducted between 1996 and 2008, focusing in on those which contrasted online learning with face-to-face instruction. It was published by the US Department of Education in May. The report can be downloaded here. Interpretations of this result, however, should take into consideration the fact that online and face-to-face conditions generally differed on multiple dimensions, including the amount of time that learners spent on task."
  • CLIVE ON LEARNING  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 20, 2009
    [2009] E-learning chart toppers
    IT Training magazine has just published its tables of top e-learning companies in the UK market according to sales. To accompany the tables I have written a summary of the market for bespoke content developers, off-the-shelf content providers, authoring tool providers and LMS/LCMS providers. Understandably, it was not possible to obtain figures for all of the top players (Adobe a good example), and open-source providers aren’t likely to figure in a competition based on sales, but the tables still make interesting reading. Still, make of the information what you will.
  • CLIVE ON LEARNING  |  MONDAY, JULY 27, 2009
    [2009] SkillSoft survey provides evidence for rethinking learning
    There's plenty to ponder in the results of Rethinking Learning , a report published in June by SkillSoft and based on research conducted on their behalf by OnePoll. The survey canvassed 2019 people working in companies with more than fifty employees, evenly divided across eight European countries (Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain and the UK). Around half of the respondents say that the formal classroom training they had been given was only useful in parts, with an overwhelming majority (87%) preferring to learn at their own pace. Only 35% have tried e-learning.
  • TONY KARRER  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2009
    [2009] Defending 2.0
    I saw an interesting post by Mark Oehlert "Learning 2.0" " and why that name suddenly is torquing me off. Mark's main complaint and one that I've seen voiced before is that people are not really learning differently: I really don't believe that humans are learning differently - meaning, I think we are constituting memories, adapting behavior, practicing new skills - those activities that typically make up learning from the human standpoint - in much the same way as we have for hundreds if not thousands of years. I'm talking about our internal processes. Education 2.0) solutions.
  • TONY KARRER  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2009
    [2009] ePorfolios Blogs and Audience Response Systems at Back to School Night
    I must say that many back-to-school nights are a bit painful. For those of you who are not familiar with this, it's an evening where you go to the school (without your children) and the teachers tell you a little bit about how they will approach the year. This year, I attended three different back-to-school nights for my three children (elementary, middle school and high school). Most teachers hand a sheet with all the information they plan to present (which is good because there are often lots of links and other helpful information). And then they proceed to walk through it. Any pointers?
  • TONY KARRER  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2009
    [2009] Computer-Based Training Improves Neuropsychological Status Scores
    Hat tip to Donald Clark for pointer to a Science Daily article - Improving Brain Processing Speed Helps Memory : Mayo Clinic researchers found that healthy, older adults who participated in a computer-based training program to improve the speed and accuracy of brain processing showed twice the improvement in certain aspects of memory, compared to a control group. For an hour a day, five days a week for eight weeks, study participants worked on computer-based activities in their homes. six auditory exercises designed to help the brain improve the speed and accuracy of processing.
  • CLIVE ON LEARNING  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2009
    [2009] Battle of the Bloggers – last words – part 3
    I continue my re-cap of the responses I gave to the questions posed at last week’s Battle of the Bloggers at Online Educa 2009 : Question 3 is: Is there a common language in the learning field? What can we agree on? My response: Sometimes I wish there was a little more agreement on some key learning terms. I'm a consultant in e-learning and blended learning, yet very few people would have a common understanding of what that meant. Is e-learning about the delivery of self-study lessons or about the use of social media at work? Is it about content or about collaboration?
  • CLIVE ON LEARNING  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2009
    [2009] Clive’s columns vol2
    I’ve assembled another collection of my columns, this time from e.learning age and IT Training magazines and written over the past two years. Here’s what you’ll find: Mixed messages from the market Learning for real in virtual worlds Three tiers in the content pyramid Statistics are like a bikini There’s life in Kirkpatrick yet CIPD survey paints a confusing picture Tough times bring opportunities as well as threats Training’s long tail Learning 2.0
  • BAMBOO PROJECT  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 8, 2009
    [2009] Are Knowledge Workers the New "Blue Collar" Workers?
    I'm currently reading Matthew Gardner's Shop Class as Soul Craft: An Inquiry into the Value of Work, and it's raising some interesting questions about "knowledge work" and where we may be going with the information economy. For a decent summary of some of Gardner's main points, check out his NYT Magazine article, The Case for Working with Your Hands ). Gardner's argument is a muti-pronged ode to working with your hands that challenges some of our fundamental notions of white collar and blue collar jobs. lot of what he discusses isn't  new, but the way he makes his case is pretty compelling.
  • JAY CROSS  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2009
    [2009] Use Your Brain
    Experts at OEB 2009 called for caution. Willingham (2009). At Online Educa, I chaired a session on neuroscience and learning, Here’s a synopsis from Online Educa’s News Portal. “Use Your Brain!&# – Neuroscience and Education. euroscientists are progressing rapidly in their research into areas highly relevant to education. Educators are eager to learn about their discoveries. Numerous teachers already use “brain-based” programmes in order to enhance learning. But can neuroscience really help to improve teaching? By Andrea Marshall. Daniel T. Daniel T. Brain Rules.
  • TONY KARRER  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 6, 2009
    [2009] Work Skills Keeping Up?
    Other Posts in the Series Tool Set 2009 Work Skills Keeping Up Top-Down Strategy Better Memory Information Radar Networks and Learning Communities Collaborate Twitter as Personal Work and Learning Tool Search Browser Short Cuts Browse eLearning Content at www.elearninglearning.com.In New Work and New Work Skills , I discuss the fact that most of us have not participated in formal learning since college on foundational knowledge work skills - especially metacognitive skills. Our last formal learning used card catalogs, microfiche readers, Xerox machines, libraries, etc.
  • ELEARNING WEEKLY  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2009
    [2009] Cognitive Load vs. Load Time
    This article, by Eric Matas, is the first of a three part series on the Psychology of Elearning. Eric is an Instructional Designer at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Thanks, Eric!! Designers love a little cognitive load theory. Any glimpse into the brains of learners sparks a trainer’s curiosity. It makes sense: if you want to influence brains with new knowledge, it helps to know how brains function best while learning. Cognitive psychology certainly aims to give trainers such a look inside the brain. Influencing different neural systems means developing different events. won’t go on.
  • JAY CROSS  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2009
    [2009] LearnTrends Tweetstream backchannel
    4:48 PM Nov 18th, 2009. Feature | Block yuuhey RT @jackiegerstein : mLearnopedia – [link] – blogs, activities, research, resources for mobile learning – #learntrends -4:15 PM Nov 18th, 2009. voicethread, thinkingworlds, inxpo, odijoo, caspian learning, 5 moments of need – #learntrends -3:21 PM Nov 18th, 2009. Feature | Block trishuhl Poll results can be found at: [link] #learntrends -3:12 PM Nov 18th, 2009. send text to 99503 with 111231 then your msg -3:01 PM Nov 18th, 2009. <– tell me more -1:07 PM Nov 18th, 2009.
  • TONY KARRER  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 12, 2009
    [2009] Better Memory
    Other Posts in the Series Tool Set 2009 Work Skills Keeping Up Top-Down Strategy Better Memory Information Radar Networks and Learning Communities Collaborate Twitter as Personal Work and Learning Tool Search Browser Short Cuts Work Literacy Workshop Browse eLearning Content at www.elearninglearning.comIn Your Outboard Brain Knows All , Clive Thompson talks about how our need to remember is changing. Neuroscientist Ian Robertson polled 3,000 people and found that the younger ones were less able than their elders to recall standard personal info. I'll get back to this below. where the "."
  • TONY KARRER DELICIOUS LINKS  |  SATURDAY, JULY 18, 2009
    [2009] Facebook Applications for Learning - 2009 - ASTD
    social_systems elearning2.0
  • ELEARNING ACUPUNCTURE  |  FRIDAY, JULY 24, 2009
    [2009] Mobile Technology: Bigger than the Internet and the PC combined
    It's an evolution - not a revolution." - Elliot Soloway, 2009 Watch the video and let us know what you think by leaving a comment below. Mobile technology is going to change your life and the change has not really begun yet. That's the take home message from Elliot Soloway (Professor, Univ. of Michigan) and Cathie Norris (Professor, North Texas Univ.). It's the beginning of a deep kind of change in our life where mobility adds the ability for people to walk around and have all the knowledge with them regardless of where they are: office, classroom, car, park, mall, sidewalk, etc.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 30, 2009
    [2009] Cool Level One Evaluation
    So maybe one of your 2009 resolutions should be to develop a more creative Level One evaluation sheet. __ Catalog of Recommended Books, Games and Gadgets Recommended Games and Gadgets Recommended Books Content Guide. As learning professionals, we are familiar with Donald Kirkpatrick and his four Levels of Evaluation.If you need to get up to speed, you can read an interview with him here. Many of them could be better designed to ask more work relevant questions (but that's a different post.) But, unlike the hundreds of other times, I actually completed the evaluation this time.why?
  • CLIVE ON LEARNING  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2009
    [2009] The Lincoln Interviews
    Last week I had the pleasure to visit Lincoln for the first time to help facilitate a workshop for Lincolnshire County Council. Lisa McGonigle of Learning Pool took the opportunity to interview me on video and has now posted the video on her blog. In the 3-minute interview I manage to answer the following questions: What is your definition of a mature approach to the use of e-learning? How do see e-learning helping to overcome the cost pressures facing particularly the public sector at the moment? What impact do you see social media happening on e-learning?
  • CLIVE ON LEARNING  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2009
    [2009] Digital learning content does not have to mean CBT
    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.
  • DONT WASTE YOUR TIME  |  THURSDAY, JULY 23, 2009
    [2009] Blackboard vs. Moodle: a comparison
    As a user of Blackboard at Bournemouth University I have been involved in various discussion about it’s merit or lack of). These are usually started by someone who doesn’t like Blackboard, and probably hasn’t used it much either (or even tried?). They are usually fans of Moodle, even if they’ve not used it (but have talked [.]. Blackboard Moodle myBU PLN Technology University 2.0 VLE Web 2.0
  • TONY KARRER  |  THURSDAY, MAY 28, 2009
    [2009] Text to Speech
    As part of the eLearning Tour , Christopher von Koschembahr demonstrated a podcast where he conducted an interview. The interviewer was a female voice asking questions. She would ask a question and then he would respond. What was interesting is that the interviewer was produced using Text to Speech. You can listen to the result at the 12:23 mark of the first video on the eLearning Tour page. The effect was interesting. For short bursts of text, the computer generated voice was okay. Thus, it works well with the interview structure. Of course, you quickly know that he's written the questions.
  • LEARNADOODLEDASTIC  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2009
    [2009] Camtasia is King and Live Online Learning is the thing
    Enjoying Distance Learning Yes the thing – the thing to bring some emotion and enjoyment to the business of distance learning. Live online learning not only connects people, but is also a powerful aid to learning. How so! Using web conferencing software a teacher/facilitator has a vast array of tools to promote active learning and whether that be face to face or online at a distance there is a vast array of literature that extols the virtues of active learning. What tools say thee! I thought the use of live on line tech was very good and there were no problems. Voice conferencing 2.
  • LEARNING VISIONS  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 6, 2009
    [2009] Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Describing What You Do: Instructional Design
    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.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2009
    [2009] Learning in 3D Book Tour Start Date Announced
    It is official, the Learning in 3D book tour will start on January 11, 2010. We've got over 30 bloggers on the tour with a special Twitter hashtag of #lrn3d, a Twitter book give away, a 20% discount from the publisher and even a "prize" for folks that follow the entire tour and leave a comment on every blog. Details will be forthcoming. The tour promises to be an exciting event so get ready. The tour stops will be announced in the near future but I will tell you the first stop will be at the blog of the person that wrote the forward to the book, Ron Burns at ProtonMedia's blog.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2009
    [2009] Visual Display of Virtual Worlds
    Dipity Flipbook view of virtual worlds timeline. Here is a nifty resource for looking at the development of virtual worlds over time. It is created at the website Dipity which is an aggregator of content with a twist, the twist is that the content can have meta-data added to it to add meaning and to display it visually within a timeline, a list or a flipbook. So one can gather data from all over the web and place it into a neat timeline or even a visual flipbook.(as as has been done on a number of topics including virtual worlds and H1N1). Virtual Worlds on Dipity.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  FRIDAY, MAY 22, 2009
    [2009] Implementing New Learning Technology? Choose the Right Pilot Group
    Before a large scale implementation of any new learning technology, you really need to run a pilot group. You need to catch problems on a small scale and then adjust, correct and modify based on the feedback and experience of the pilot group. Skipping a pilot of a new technology is a dangerous gamble. It could be, as they say, "career limiting." So I suggest a carefully chosen pilot group, but, you might ask, what does that pilot group "look like"? Here are some suggestions if your are implementing a virtual learning world or Highly Immersive Vitual Environment (HIVE). Any more ideas?
  • KAPP NOTES  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2009
    [2009] Advantages of 3D for Learning
    Some thoughts on the advantages of 3D environments (virtual worlds) for learning. Advantages of 3D Immersive Learning Learner cues on visual, auditory and spatial elements of 3D environment which leads to better recall and application of learning. Learner rehearses on-the-job behavior in an environment as close to job environment as possible. Realistic learning environment) Allows learners at a distance to be in the same place to practice behaviors (not just online at the same time). Learners become emotionally involved in the learning due to realism. Sense of “being there” for the learner.
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2009
    [2009] The Finnish Education System Rocks! Why?
    “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” - Nelson Mandela FUTURE LEARNING FINLAND A couple of weeks back (16th September), I attended a Future Learning Finland one-day seminar & networking session. Finpro had invited a few dozen people from Malaysia for this session. Their goal was basically to share and market their world class Finnish education system and related educational products and services, and also gain more insight into the current and future learning trends and needs in Malaysia. Though, how come they invited me of all people? NOKIA!
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 2, 2009
    [2009] The Secret - Get 100.000+ Followers On Twitter In 24 Hours!
    ". Would you like to get 16,000 Followers in 90 days & Make Money doing it? ".more more THE SECRET Why think so small! If you first want to think really big, you might as well go for it for real. mean what is 16,000 followers (and in 90 days, come on! Peanuts, man!), even if it is a targeted audience to your personal, or company needs to generate traffic and revenue. Forget all the Twitter Gurus (for a few minutes!), and read carefully the secret to getting (Can't wait! Please, tell me know!). This means that if you follow one million, you will eventually get 100,000 followers. am ready!
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 13, 2009
    [2009] 2 Juicy Ways to Insert YouTube Videos into PowerPoint
    RealPlayer YouTube Video Wizard Format Factory Today we basically have FREE access to millions (if not billions) of videos on the Internet ( my personal favorites! ) , and surely among them you are going to find some mind stimulating videos that you would like to infuse into your face-to-face learning sessions (like this amazingly funny video: Learning English Pronunciation ). Now, I am going to share with you two (2) juicy ways to insert your favorite YouTube videos (or videos from other sites) into your PowerPoint presentations. Personally, I prefer the second (2) option.
  • TONY KARRER  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2009
    [2009] SharePoint Fear and Loathing by Learning Professionals
    I was surprised by the fear and loathing expressed around SharePoint yesterday at LearnTrends 2009. don’t think it’s the best tool out there, but it likely is the best tool being adopted by your IT department and is part of the Enterprise 2.0 plan in your organization. My belief is that it’s going to be a big part of eLearning 2.0 for many workplace learning professionals. SharePoint 2010 looks to be a much better product. As such, I’m always looking for people who want to discuss how they are using it. And I’ll continue to collect examples of how organizations are Using SharePoint.
  • LEARN AND LEAD  |  SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2009
    [2009] How to be a Successful Technical Writer
    Swaminathan Moothy of Society for Technical Communication (STC) invited me to speak at their regional conference in Chennai. shared what I think is needed to be a successful writer. spoke about skills companies are looking for in a technical writer, tips on how to manage technical writing projects, and career options for a technical writer. It was quite a learning experience. The audience was a group of technical writers with varied experience and I got to learn new things. Here’s my presentation on being a successful technical writer.
  • JAY CROSS  |  SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2009
    [2009] Berlin Learning Video Fest
    ONLINE EDUCA BERLIN , the largest global e-learning conference for the corporate, education and public service sectors, is the key annual networking event for the international e-learning and technology-supported learning and training industry, attracting and bringing together experts in the vanguard of technology-enhanced learning from around the world. This December, we’re hosting a Learning Video Festival. The web is chock full of delightful, generally free video resources. You can learn how to fold a t-shirt in two seconds or study. What online video resources have you discovered?
  • LEARNING AND TECHNOLOGY  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2009
    [2009] The writings of Lee Kraus: Collaboration at Cisco via John Chambers
    Home My Story Portfolio iPad Bookshelf Social Media February 20, 2009 Collaboration at Cisco via John Chambers tags: Cisco , collaboration , web2.0 The writings of Lee Kraus Welcome! try to focus on creativity, innovation, collaboration, technology, and elearning. Here is an interesting video of John Chambers , fellow WVU grad, discussing command and control versus collaboration style management. It is very clear that Cisco applies a very sophisticated management style to production and operations. Lee Kraus, 2010. Template by Tina Chen. Powered by Blogger
  • CLARK QUINN  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2009
    [2009] Promoting social media
    The Big Question of the Month is “How do I communicate the value of social media as a learning tool to my organization?&#.  Now, this is late, but it’s because I’ve been getting ready for and then attending DevLearn (as always, was a great event), but Jay Cross and I spent a day talking about this issue in the larger picture of social learning in the media. Then, in last night’s #lrnchat , the question was asked again as part of the usual 3 question format.  So, I decided to pull out my tweeted contributions and elaborate on them a bit as my response.  Good luck!
  • EXPERIENCING ELEARNING  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2009
    [2009] Content Expertise for Instructional Designers
    In the discussion on the course writer vs. instructional designer and SME models of development, Pdrum left this comment : My job includes being an IT division HR director at a university. We are just wrapping up a three year, multi-phased project to switch to a new ERP including modules in Finance, HR, and Student Applications. We needed SMEs and IDs, but the IDs needed to have a prior working knowledge of the subject of the module they were working on. We tried to deviate from this by hiring an ID with a masters in IDT. We had to let him go. Not just ID in their backgrounds.
  • LEARNING VISIONS  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 23, 2009
    [2009] Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Learning Myths with Dr. Will Thalheimer
    Friday, January 23, 2009 Learning Myths with Dr. Will Thalheimer Another lunchtime webinosh with Dr. Will Thalheimer. ASTD TechKnowledge 2010 #tk10 ▼ 2009 (87) ► December (6) ► November (11) ► October (10) ► September (7) ► August (4) ► July (5) ► June (6) ► May (10) ► April (6) ► March (9) ► February (4) ▼ January (9) Do Instructional Design Degrees Get "Wasted"? Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. But first, the news. Ill ask.
  • TONY KARRER DELICIOUS LINKS  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2009
    [2009] Community of Practice for Facilitators : pilot, adoption and participation
    This is not a post about social computing deploying/piloting/adoption in general. All these are applicable on many levels eg. person implementing across the whole organisation, within a department, across a couple of departments, within a group, etc… Of late we have seen posts by folks at ThoughtFarmer and Socialtext on pilot/implementation methods. These are great posts and show the difference between focused phased piloting and no pilot at all. may cover these posts at a later date, as my post today is more on adoption or participation at the group level. The two takeaways here are.
  • CLIVE ON LEARNING  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2009
    [2009] The tail is not yet wagging the dog
    According to an article in this week's Economist, A World of Hits , the blockbuster hit is alive and well. In The Long Tail , Chris Anderson (formerly a reporter for the Economist) argued that the easy availability to media content afforded by the internet would shift purchasing power away from mass media and towards the previously hard-to-serve niches. Now to a large extent that has happened and speciality web sites, books and musical offerings are more accessible than ever before, but according to the Economsit, this hasn't affected the big hits. Take books for example.
  • CLIVE ON LEARNING  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2009
    [2009] Yet another renaissance for the training video
    Last week I participated in a webinar hosted by Video Arts , one of the world's most successful vendors of training films, perhaps most famous for the comic 'see how not to do it, then learn how it should be done' videos featuring John Cleese and other comedy stars. Video Arts was formed in 1972 by a number of colleagues at the BBC, including Anthony Jay and Cleese himself, who were dismayed at the poor quality of the training films that the BBC were showing them and realised there was an opportunity to do a better job themselves.
  • CLIVE ON LEARNING  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2009
    [2009] Coming to terms with live online learning
    Over at Onlignment , we're having trouble communicating. No, I don't mean that we're unable to communicate (we mostly use Skype) or that we're lost for words (chance would be a fine thing), just that we can't find the right words. The field of real-time, online communications (see the problem?) is seemingly devoid of simple, generally-recognised terms, yet that's where Onlignment's focus is and that's what we need to communicate about. think we know what to call a business meeting that's held online (an online meeting?) Synchronous training. Synchronous teaching and learning online.
  • CLIVE ON LEARNING  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 18, 2009
    [2009] CIPD's blended learning manifesto
    A couple of months ago, the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), the UK's principle professional body for those working in HR, with over 130,000 members, published a completely revised competency framework for the profession. One element of this is the section on Learning and Talent Development, which can be downloaded here. This framework is quite a step forward. So, what's different? Well, first the name - learning and talent development. According to the document, this brings together 'training and development activity, coaching and career development'. Progress indeed.
  • CLIVE ON LEARNING  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 12, 2009
    [2009] Jakob Nielsen on social networks on the intranet
    It has been fascinating to read the thoughts of arch rationalist Jakob Nielsen on the relatively romanticised world of enterprise 2.0. would not have a predicted such a positive review of the progress being made by early adopters, but if Jakob is convinced then we can be comfortable that there's good evidence to back this up. You really need to read his posting yourself, but here's a selection of extracts which grabbed my attention: "A main finding from our study's interviews is that most companies are not very far along in a wholesale adoption of Web 2.0
  • LEARNING VISIONS  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2009
    [2009] Cammy Beans Learning Visions: eLearning Authoring Tools Review -- Help!
    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!
  • IN THE MIDDLE OF THE CURVE  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2009
    [2009] Working around the LMS
    I was at a local learning/technology conference yesterday and one of my peers (who I'll keep anonymous) did a great presentation on some short, just-in-time videos/screencasts that her department had done. thought one of the most interesting points she made was that at this time, they aren't bothering to put them in their LMS, because they're just interested in people getting the training (which they want to make as easy as possible). they aren't interested in tracking it. We have done some similar projects and we have taken the same approach. Do you need reporting?
  • IN THE MIDDLE OF THE CURVE  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 5, 2009
    [2009] #IeL09 The Social Web and Learning
    Presentation: The Social Web and Learning - A Case Study Presenter: Robert Jordan, Penn State U ASTD State of the Industry - learner control Learner controlling own learning key Social Web - how people socialize, interact with each other through the Web - Shared interest 2 types of social web - People focus (Facebook, myspace) - Hobby focus (Flikr, photobucket for photography) How do I harness this to promote learning? Social Web aps (social networks, blogs, wikis, rss feeds, social bookmarking, multimedia and file sharing, podcasts, mashup networks. the ususal suspects.) Web 2.0
  • ELEARNING LEARNING POSTS  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 11, 2009
    [2009] Twitter - Social Media - Informal - Weekly Best of eLearning Learning
    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.
  • IGNATIA WEBS  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 12, 2009
    [2009] New online book on mobile learning -available for free download
    New online book on mobile learning -available for free download by Jan Herrington, Anthony Herrington, Jessica Mantei, Ian Olney and Brian Ferry (editors), New technologies, new pedagogies: Mobile learning in higher education, Faculty of Education, University of Wollongong, 2009, 138p. ISBN: 978-1-74128-169-9 (online) Available: [link] It is fully downloadable from this site either as individual chapters or as the whole book in pdf form. Thanks to IAmLearn to send this new information around.
  • TONY KARRER  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2009
    [2009] Changes in Knowledge Work and Implications for Workplace Learning – The Keynote That Wasn't
    I was supposed to be in Vancouver right now for the eLearn Conference. The conference has a diverse attendee list and I was very much looking forward to my keynote presentation: Changes in Knowledge Work and Implications for Workplace Learning. Unfortunately, some very sad news in my family as my wife's father, a man beloved by everyone who met him, passed away on Thursday. So, I won't be able to go and make my keynote presentation. do want to thank the conference organizer, Gary Marks, for being incredibly understanding. So, I'm not sure what to say or do in this situation either.
  • TONY KARRER  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2009
    [2009] Nothing More Important in my Life Than Blogging
    From Jay Cross' Informal Learning Flow Hot List for August , fantastic video with Seth Godin and Tom Peters discussing the value of blogging. They sound a lot like what I say about blogging and learning. This is going to be pretty good for an upcoming presentation to professional speakers about the use of social media. Seth Godin Doesn't matter if anyone reads it. What matters is the metacognition of thinking about what you are going to say. How do you force yourself to describe in three paragraphs why you did something. It has changed my life. It has changed my perspective. Both And it's free.
  • TONY KARRER  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 11, 2009
    [2009] Individual Value Required
    Interesting post found via the Communities and Networks Connection - The Future of Collaborative Networks by Aaron Fulkerson, CEO of MindTouch. Aaron's main point is that enterprise 2.0 software or enterprise social software should not focus on: social networks or social software, which is focused entirely on enabling conversations Instead, Aaron points to what he calls Collaborative networks: Rather than focusing on socialization, one to one interactions and individual enrichment, businesses must be concerned with creating an information fabric within their organizations. & Web 2.0
  • TONY KARRER  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 13, 2009
    [2009] Online Coaching
    Catherine Lombardozzi recent post Coaching informal learning sparked something for me around online coaching opportunities. In prior posts she identifies the following elements as being needed for informal learning strategy to be effective in the workplace: Motivation for learning. culture that provides access to other people who support learning in a wide variety of ways Easy access to materials that support learning Skills in utilizing electronic tools to manage learning. There's a new level of responsibility on learners. It's somewhat event oriented. They originate based on the work itself.
  • TONY KARRER  |  MONDAY, MARCH 16, 2009
    [2009] Workplace Learning Professionals Next Job - Management Consultant
    The Big Question this month is Workplace Learning in 10 Years : If you peer inside an organization in 10 years time and you look at how workplace learning is being supported by that organization, what will you see? What will the mix of Push vs. Pull Learning; Formal vs. Informal supported by the organization? Are there training departments? What are they doing? How big are they as compared to today? What new departments will be responsible for parts of workplace learning? What will current members of training departments be doing in 10 years? The answers to this have been very interesting.
  • DONT WASTE YOUR TIME  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2009
    [2009] Edublog Awards, 2009 (Nominations)
    Well, for those interested here are my nominations to the 2009 Edublog Awards. don’t want to put a nomination in for each category, rather only for the ones that stand out to me. These are; Best individual blog: Jane’s eLearning Pick of the Day Best individual tweeter: Steven Anderson / Web 2.0 Classroom Most influential blog post: Steve [.]. Awards Award Blogging Collaboration eLearning Social Network Technology Twitter Web 2.0
  • ELEARNING ACUPUNCTURE  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 24, 2009
    [2009] Text messaging in your teaching
    The Site 2009 conference in Charleston South Carolina was a real awakening for me. Note: Please welcome this guest post by Scott Morrison – Instructional Designer at the Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston, Ontario. During this session I saw several themes emerge and was presented with some very practical information. My sense from the conference was that we have entered an era where the speed at which we can collect, or in the case of the educator, give information is what will lead to our success. During a round table discussion Kevin Thomas, Ph.D., Image credit: here.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2009
    [2009] Selling Social Media for Learning: ASTD Big Question
    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.
  • LEARNING AND TECHNOLOGY  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2009
    [2009] Google In Discussions To Acquire Yelp For A Half Billion Dollars Or More
    Yelp has whispered that 2009 revenues will be around $30 million and are expecting $50 million or so in 2010. Google and Yelp are in advanced acquisition negotiations, we’ve confirmed from multiple sources. And while the deal isn’t done, we’ve heard that it’s very likely to close. The price is supposedly at least $500 million. Yelp was founded in 2004 as a way to let users leave reviews on local businesses. Yelp last raised venture capital in early 2008 from DAG at a $200 million pre-money valuation, we’ve heard. They’ve raised a total of $31 million over four venture rounds.
  • LEARNING AND TECHNOLOGY  |  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2009
    [2009] NBA Player Fined $7,500 for a Tweet
    Brandon Jennings [ @YUNGBUCK3 ] has made headlines for his unconventional road to the NBA — after skipping college he played professional basketball in Europe before getting drafted by the Bucks in 2009 — but now he’s making headlines for his tweets. Last weekend Jennings tweeted 15 minutes after the Bucks game against the Trailblazers ended. That’s a big no-no in the NBA, as the league’s social media policy spells out that players aren’t allowed to tweet post-game until the team has finished talking to the media. The cost for Jennings’ Twitter hiccup? hefty $7,500. Yess!!!
  • LARS IS LEARNING  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2009
    [2009] Mobile learning – keep taking the tablets
    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
  • ELEARNING ACUPUNCTURE  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 24, 2009
    [2009] Converting Classroom Courses to Online Courses - Ask an Instructional Designer
    I recently answered an email question from a reader named Barb that might interest other readers as well: Question: Hi Eric, I ran into your site through the Internet and would like some advice on the following. am a trainer and am currently working with a couple of other trainers on converting our Instructor led courses into online self paced courses using Captivate. We know there will be work to re-design some of the content etc. However, I am looking for shortcuts. the content has already been approved by SME's. In other words I want to avoid extra steps. Perhaps in MS-Word format.
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  THURSDAY, JULY 30, 2009
    [2009] The King Kong List For Free Medical Online Resources!
    "A doctor must work eighteen hours a day and seven days a week. If you cannot console yourself to this, get out of the profession." - Martin H. Fischer After reading Dena White's excellent post on free health and medical online courses, I realized that I have yet to compile a juicy list of free medical online resources. Also, since I am now the e-Learning Manager for IMU (International Medical University) , it makes even more sense to do such a thing. Actually, I need to get my act together and smash together another juicy list right now! Let's start with. ppt) on medical related content.
  • BOZARTHZONE   |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 27, 2009
    [2009] Find Your 20%
    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.
  • ELEARNING CYCLOPS  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 29, 2009
    [2009] Using Gagne's 9 Events of Learning in e-Learning
    How well does Gagne’s Nine Events of Learning fit in e-learning? think it is a good fit, but in full disclosure, I do not always use all events or in the intended order. If you are not familiar with Gagne, here is a quick overview. The following are examples of how I believe we can incorporate each event, although I have taken some interpretive liberties with each event. Then again, the events were not originally designed with e-learning in mind so some liberal interpretations must be made.      Gain attention – This works great in e-learning. Use of animation, audio, graphics, etc. Thank you.
  • TONY KARRER  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2009
    [2009] Low Cost LMS - Help Needed
    I received an inquiry about the need for a low cost LMS solution and I've not had time to help this person with answers. I'm hoping folks can chime in with suggestions and resources. I'll try to aggregate them together. Situation description: I have talked to several vendors and have received quotes at the 6-8k (per year) range for the licensing. We have roughly 500 learners and would use the LMS for mainly tracking and registration of ILT courses, communication (possibly through message boards), and posting of class materials. Do you have any recommendations on which programs to consider?
  • SPEAK OUT  |  MONDAY, JUNE 1, 2009
    [2009] Expert Usability Evaluation and Learning Audit of an Online Course
    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?
  • EXPERIENCING ELEARNING  |  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2009
    [2009] Experiencing E-Learning » Daily Bookmarks 12/27/2009
  • EXPERIENCING ELEARNING  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2009
    [2009] LearnTrends: Reinventing Organizational Learning
    These are my live blogged notes from Jay Cross & Clark Quinn’s LearnTrends session on Reinventing Organizational Learning. My side comments in italics. Article they wrote for CLO mag: “Become a Chief Meta-Learning Officer&#. Need to be more agile & change. If you don’t know the solution & need to network/collaborate to find it, that’s learning. Internet Learning Alliance: They were all working independently, decided to work together and practice what they preach. don’t really think they were working independently–they were working in parallel.
<< 1 2 3 4 5 ... 96 97 >>
 

eLearning Learning can personalize the content based on your interests, your LinkedIn profile, what you share on Twitter and LinkedIn, and what content people similar to you are sharing. More on Content Personalization

Sign-in using your social networks so we can begin to personalize your experience.

Sign in with Twitter

Sign in with LinkedIn

or

We need your email and password to allow you to log into your personalization features.

Forgot password?

I don't have an account

 
 

Enter your email address to reset your password. A temporary password will be e-mailed to you so that you may log in.

 
 

Based on...

  • Your interests
  • Your LinkedIn profile
  • What you share on Twitter
          and LinkedIn
  • What people like you are
          sharing

Learn more about Content
Personalization...

 
Bite Size is the Right Size. How Microlearning Shrinks the Skills GapCollect My Thoughts