DECEMBER 14, 2009
To my readers, I've added a couple of enhancements to this blog: Quote of the Day , from The Free Dictionary : This is their daily quotation (appears at right of this blog under my LinkedIn Profile). There are other pieces of code on this site that can be added to a website/blog (games, word exercises, etc.) - look under Webmasters for Free Content. Followers - this blog can now be followed via Google Friend Connect (appears at right of this blog under the Quote of the Day). Thanks, Manishankar !!
Domo Schola Doctrina Gratis
SEPTEMBER 4, 2009
Heck, no - I just want to call your attention to a very interesting article in Popular Science 's September 2009 issue: Home Schooled - Free University The author, Josh Dean, attempts to craft his own curriculum based on the online offerings of several universities (including one you may have heard of, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology) and other sources. Yo, has your favorite blogger gone way around the bend? He "went" to his "college" for a month. Among other things, Dean describes MIT's OpenCourseWare program, which offers over 1800 courses online, for free, not for credit.
Twitter eLearning List
NOVEMBER 30, 2009
To all Twitter Users : Twitter now has lists, which are in effect subgroups of your followers that you set up for a particular reason (and a follower can be assigned to more than one list). Lists can be public (and can be followed as if they are Twitter users themselves), or kept private. For example - I set up a public list that shows the Tweets of my followers (people and companies) who are interested in eLearning: @tedkopp/elearning Please feel free to follow the list and/or me - if you do follow me, and are interested in eLearning, I'll add you to the list!
It's the Latest, it's the Greatest, it's the.
NOVEMBER 3, 2009
LearningExpress Library ! If you are a member of your local public library, you may have free access to LearningExpress. This site has a lot of online training, in diverse subjects such as courses for students (elementary school through college), MS-Office products (2003 and 2007), job search help, even US Citizenship preparation! One glitch that they are supposedly going to fix - you can't save your place in the MS-Office courses, so you need to keep track of your own progress. Otherwise, these courses seem very comprehensive.
The Malware Warning is GONE
AUGUST 5, 2009
As some of you may know, any attempt to link to this blog during the last week was met with a redirect to a Malware Message page. After much frustration, including requests for help on Twitter, LinkedIn, etc., it finally dawned on me to do the following: The malware message page included an option to check a box to proceed anyway, at my own risk. In no way am I recommending that you do so in a similar circumstance (this is completely up to you), however, since I have very good confidence in my security software, I took the chance. All is working OK now - yay!
Blogroll - Keeping it Fresh and Tasty
JULY 6, 2009
Hey folks, you don't like stale rolls, do you? I've added a few new entries to the blogroll , including Moodle Tutorials. Check out the roll, and keep in mind that no butter, cheese, or other fixins are required to enjoy this roll! Also, if you know of other eLearning-related blogs that would be appropriate for the roll, please post them here and/or send me the links.
LinkedIn Courseware Development Subgroups
JUNE 27, 2009
now has subgroup capability! As a result, I am considering adding some subgroups to the LinkedIn Courseware Development Group. Please feel free to post any subgroup suggestions here. Thanks for making this group very popular (as of this posting, there are over 700 members
iMoodle - New Ning Group
APRIL 16, 2009
I just joined a new Moodle group: iMoodle , on Ning. This group deals with everything Moodle! Check out the Main page - topics such as What's New @ Moodle? , More from Moodle , and Moodle Jobs , among others, are discussed. All the usual Ning features are here, including setting up a "My Page" specific to this group. If you are already in other Ning groups, you can join without building an initial profile. If you like this group, join and invite others!
NineHub - Moodle - BannerFans
APRIL 8, 2009
Announcing the latest greatest fantastilicious Moodle course! NineHub is a very good site for building Moodle courses. BannerFans is a very good site for building banners. Why not combine the two? The result is: BannerFans Banner Creator - Introduction Please try this course, and put all suggestions and comments in the course's Discussion Forum. Hope you enjoy!
A Blogroll is not something you get at the bakery
APRIL 6, 2009
Do you have, or know of, any good blogs related to courseware development? If so, please post them here, and if they appear to be relevant to this blog, I'll add them to the Blogroll (located just below the Blog Archive). Thanks in advance for your contributions!
deLearning - the new Learning
APRIL 1, 2009
Dear Readers, It is my sad duty to inform all of you that eLearning has been abolished, effective immediately. After a careful review by some of the most well-respected minds in business and academia, this decision was made, for the good of mankind and other forms of life. To undo the abject harm caused by the use of computers in the learning process, a new technique has been developed: deLearning. This technique will encourage all people to ditch the convenience of online learning to go back to doing things the way they were done for thousands of years. Your humble blogger, Ted.
eLearning is so big, it has its own Planet?
MARCH 26, 2009
E-Learning Planet is a new eLearning site started and run by a fellow who goes by E-Learning Tyro. This Chennai, India-based site has a lot of very interesting features, including some lessons! Take a look around and post your thoughts here - if you have any suggestions for additions and/or improvements, please email or tweet Mr. Tyro. Thanks!
Is There an Emmy for Best New Group on TV?
MARCH 26, 2009
Yup - we're TV stars now - how about that one, folks! Thanks to Mike Langford , Mr. tweetworks , the tweetworks branch of the group was mentioned on Tweetworks TV, Episode 46 ! In particular, we're mentioned just after the 12-minute mark of the 19-minute show. While you're there, you may want to listen to the entire broadcast, as well as some of the other episodes (this is all part of Mike's blog - links to other episodes, as well as other parts of the blog, are available on the Episode 46 site). Enjoy
LearnHub Courseware Development Community
MARCH 26, 2009
LearnHub (which I first mentioned in this blog in April 2008) now has its own branch of the Courseware Development group. Please take a look around and join if interested. Also, if you would like to contribute lessons (including PowerPoint presentations) and tests to the community, please feel free to do so (I put a test there as an example - those of you who looked at the previous blog entry may be familiar with it!).
MARCH 11, 2009
For those of you who are members of Vincent Wright's groups : a branch of the Courseware Development Group has been set up on MyLinkingPowerForum. Please look around and join if interested! Thanks - Ted.
tweetworks Courseware Development Group
MARCH 9, 2009
For those of you on Twitter: since Twitter doesn't have a Groups capacity in its own right, I've set up a branch of the Courseware Development Group on tweetworks - please click this link to join, or to just look around. Thanks - Ted.
LinkedIn eLearning Groups
MARCH 7, 2009
Did you know that, in addition to the Courseware Development Group, there are several other groups on LinkedIn that are related to eLearning? Here are just a few (the ones that I belong to): (E-)learning network eLearn eLearning Advocates Instructional Designers Moodlers I hope you find these useful!
FEBRUARY 19, 2009
Are any of you using Twitter for eLearning purposes of any type? If so, please explain as a comment to this post. Thanks - Ted.
Personal Experience: HP Learning Center
JANUARY 23, 2009
Happy New Year!!
DECEMBER 31, 2008
To My Readers: I hope you are enjoying this blog, and that you have a great 2009 !! Tags: 2009 Happy New Year Best regards, Ted Ted Kopp Blogger Courseware Development Group Manager.
MAY 31, 2010
On August 2009, IT-END started offering Moodle for Teachers (M4T) workshops and took on a new look and name: Integrating Technology for Active Lifelong Learning (IT4ALL). OK, folks, enough with the gloom and doom already. IT4ALL (Integrating Technology for Active Lifelong Learning) has moved off of Ning (presumably due to pricing issues) and now has its own site ! From the About page: IT4ALL website was established on November 22, 2006 as an open and not-for-profit website. The workshops are run by experienced online facilitators who volunteer their services. Thanks, Nellie!
2009 Top Posts and Topics: Kapp Notes
DECEMBER 4, 2009
The ASTD Big question this month is an annual question: What did you learn about learning in 2009? So one of the tasks I will do to answer this question is to see what posts were the Best of 2009 from several different sources. How Long Does It Take to Develop One Hour of E-Learning-Updated for 2009. I had done some work in this area in 2003 and wanted to see if any information had changed. Here are my top posts via Google Analytics for 2009.(I'll So there are my most popular posts for 2009. First from eLearning Learning , Here are my top posts. Random Web 2.0
eLearning: Top Posts of 2009 - Upside Learning Blog
DECEMBER 31, 2009
As we knock on 2010’s doors, it’s a good time to look at what we did on this blog in 2009. We started this blog in March 2009 and in its 10 month existence has more than a 100 posts. Here’s a screen grab of tag cloud for our posts: Here is a list of some of the best posts of 2009: Top 20 Most Viewed Posts. 1. Our Top 10 Learning Tools 2009. 5.
Top 100 Learning Game Resources
JUNE 24, 2009
Building Better Learning Games- Learning Visions, April 9, 2009. Marc Prensky – Twitch Speed, June 17, 2009. Using computer games in education- ThirdForce Blog, January 30, 2009. Digital games and learning gains (PDF), June 17, 2009. Examples from TWITCHSPEED.COM Digital Game-Based Learning, June 17, 2009. Casual Games get Serious, June 17, 2009.
Best of eLearning Learning - First Half of December 2009
eLearning Learning Posts
DECEMBER 21, 2009
December 1, 2009 to December 15, 2009. eLearning Templates – 20 Resources - eLearning Technology , December 7, 2009. It’s Culture, Leadership and E2.0 … or fail - trainingwreck , December 13, 2009. Hot Topics in eLearning for 2009 - eLearning Learning Posts , December 2, 2009. Collaborative learning using Captivate and Twitter - Adobe Captivate Blog , December 11, 2009. Dont Waste Your Time , December 10, 2009. Free-to-Use E-Learning Development 19: Techsmith Jing (Part 3) – Conclusions - The E-Learning Curve , December 8, 2009.
Top 50 Mobile Learning Resources
NOVEMBER 2, 2009
The ECAR Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology, 2009. 2009 Horizon Report. I’ve spent an inordinately long time writing a whitepaper on mobile learning trying to expound our thoughts about it and how it might be used in the workplace. I’ve been doing some research around it and I’ve documented some of the better links I’ve come across. Again, as with the links I posted about Games and Simulation, these aren’t categorized in any way nor does the order assume any significance. Apple Education. Mobile Learning Transforming the Delivery of Education and Training.
Tool Set 2009
JANUARY 5, 2009
But hopefully 2009 will be the year when that begins to change. If you care about being relevant and valuable in 2015, you had better be making moves in 2009. Recommendations The intent of this series is to capture my thinking at the start of 2009 about the tools and methods for work and learning. I thought I'd kick off this year by posting a series of posts on topics related to tools and methods for work and learning. I'm hoping to address questions such as: How do you create a personal tool set or Personal Learning Environment (PLE) for yourself? So, here goes.
Instructivism, constructivism or connectivism?
MARCH 16, 2009
Instructivism is dead. Gone are the days of an authoritarian teacher transmitting pre-defined information to passive students. In the 1990s, constructivism heralded a new dawn in instructional design, turbo-charged by the rise of Web 2.0. Students morphed into participants , empowered to seek new knowledge and understanding for themselves, in the context of their own unique, individual experiences. In turn, teachers enthusiastically transformed themselves into facilitators , guiding and coaching the participants to inquire, explore, discover and even generate new learnings. Slippery slope.
Effective virtual facilitation
OCTOBER 13, 2009
As virtual classes rapidly become de rigueur , the need for an effective virtual facilitation framework accelerates. propose the 5-stage model of e-moderation developed by world-renowned networked learning guru, Gilly Salmon. While Salmon’s model primarily supports asynchronous networked learning, I contend that it supports synchronous networked learning just as well. The Model.
Blending Learning with Social Technology Components
DECEMBER 22, 2009
A lot of companies today face a resource situation that’s not unique in this age. A few key individuals holding important technical and project management knowledge is quite common. Such key knowledge in the hands of few prevents it from being disseminated broadly and leads to an unhealthy dependence on those individuals. Each blend is unique and purposed to address a specific need. Web 2.0
Top 47 eLearning & Workplace Learning Blogs
AUGUST 20, 2009
As a company, we have now been active in the blogosphere for about 6 months. We follow a whole lot of blog – most of them focused on the learning, workplace learning, eLearning, and learning technology domain. We have learnt a lot from these blogs and thank all those blog writers for their invaluable insights on various topics. Here is a list of top 47 blogs (in alphabetical order) that Upside Learning team follows. 1. Adventures in Corporate Education. 2. Bersin & Associates : Blogs. 3. Big Dog, Little Dog. 4. Blogger in Middle-earth. 5. Bozarthzone. 6. Clive on Learning. 8. Daretoshare.
Webinars: Past, Present and Future
DECEMBER 15, 2009
The webinar begins on December 17, 2009, at 2 p.m. Here are links to webinars past, present and future.not quite a Christmas Carol but. Past: Here is a link to the presentation I gave last week titled " Reaching and Teaching Across Generations " Screen shot from early in the presentation, the discussion was already lively. It was a lively discussion with good input from the attendees.
Irish Learning Alliance Visit
MARCH 28, 2009
NetWORKed Learning - Redefining Learning in a World Gone Web Dr. Tony O'Driscoll, Fuqua School of Business, Duke University Informal Learning Becoming Formal Al Johnson, Senior Advisor, Bersin & Associates ILA ELITE 2009 - Tools for our Times Jonny Parkes, Chairman, Irish Learning Alliance The visit was on March 16th, one day before Saint Patricks Day. One of my most authentic St.
Training Industry Statistics
NOVEMBER 23, 2009
2009 U.S. Small companies (10-999 employees) spent about 33 hours of training per employee in 2009. Midsized (1,000 to 9,999 employees) spent about 29 hours of training per employee in 2009. Large (10,000 or more employees) spent about 33 hours of training per employee in 2009. Here are some interesting statistics from TRAINING. Training Expenditures (including payroll and spending on external products and services) was $52.2 billion (a 7% decrease from last year) 41% of organizations plan on purchasing online learning tools and systems in the next year.