What does a real life e-learning strategy look like?
SEPTEMBER 17, 2009
Here it is eL Strategy Blueprint 2008- 2009. I was reading a post recently about e-learning strategies [link] and one of the things that I totally agreed with was the fact that there aren’t that many examples of e-learning strategies available on the internet ! Now as much as I like to take I also acknowledge I gotta give back too ! So here’s my 2 cents worth. have created a few e-learning strategies in my past roles and I have learnt a lot about them along the way. agree with Alisson Rossett’s view ([link] that a strategy tells everybody who you are and what you intend to accomplish.
Online Educa Berlin 2009 : what a day!
DECEMBER 3, 2009
And it’s not even over yet ! didn’t realize how tiring tweeting was.can’t doze off. It’s been a jam packed day and it’s so difficult to pick the winning sessions. went for the corporate ones and i think i may have missed the mark today – lots of info, stats and practices that have been around for a while were presented. haven’t really seen anything that blew me away. But on saying that it is good to see that companies are embracing blended learning and getting more serious about it. Have they out grown the rapid stuff? Getting more sophisticated?
Online Educa Berlin – What would you like to see/read?
NOVEMBER 23, 2009
My countdown to Online Educa Berlin has officially started – only 9 days to go ! The agenda for the conference is excellent and i am very keen to share as much as i can from Berlin. There are some great speakers (and very active bloggers: Clive Shepherd, Nick van Dam, Jane Hart, Karyn Romeis, Donlad Clark) lined up. Check it out here [link]. So with my tools in hand i plan to blog, twitter and make Flipumentaries (love that word – got from @AnneBB). My question is what would YOU like to see or read from Online Educa Berlin?
Tips for managing e-learning projects
NOVEMBER 17, 2009
Just read a great post on tips for managing e-learning projects: [link]. think the most important tip is ‘ Communicate, communicate, communicate!’ ’ - I have found we become too caught up in emails and our own deadlines etc that we forget to touch base to see how everyone is coming along. One of the things that really worked for us with our last big e-learning project were daily 5 minute ‘huddles’ At the beginning of the day my team would gather for a brief on how the day before had gone, any major issues or hiccups and plans for the day.
Discovering a gold mine of e-learning information, knowledge and expertise
SEPTEMBER 16, 2009
I have been a fan of Tony Karrer for a while now – he’s one of the best e-learning bloggers around. One of the things that Tony has done for the e-learning community is start e-learning learning. Haven’t heard of e-learning learning? You’re missing out on a gold mine of e-learning information, knowledge and expertise ! In Tony’s own words, e-learning learning is a community collecting and organizing the best information on the web about eLearning. And there’s one more reason e-learning learning is very cool – cause my blog is now included ! bites now contributes content.
e-Learning Methodology Toolkit: templates to design and manage your e-learning projects
SEPTEMBER 10, 2009
Part of my role here at work is to put a bit of structure into our e-learning development process. So i have been working on an e-Learning Methodology Toolkit – basically a set of documents and templates that will help my team structure the way they work – improving the overall analysis, design and deliverables we produce ! Not to mention reduce our timeframes for development !! So here it is. eL Methodology Toolkit. I can’t say i have created all the documents from scratch – i have gathered some and produced others. Hopefully someone will find them useful !
Getting back on track.all the way from Amsterdam
SEPTEMBER 9, 2009
So they say time flies when you’re having fun and it’s true – especially in Amsterdam ! have been here 6 months already and a lot has happened. I’ll write a few short posts on some of the projects I have been working on, some lessons learnt and a bit of a look into the future ! Horaay. I’m back
Training across business lines and languages – the multilingual jungle
SEPTEMBER 9, 2009
The first project i handled was quite a complex one – supporting the rollout of a new system to users across The Netherlands. We produced 10 e-learning modules in 2 languages, support documentation, trainer packs, and an updated e-campus site in under 2 months ! Lots of work ! So here’s a bit of info : In April business trainers approached us to let us know that there was going to be a big software rollout in the Dutch retail organisation and that they needed e-learning lessons – in English AND Dutch ! We took a step back – asked ‘What’s the real problem here?’ Our Solution.
Learning professionals today, the credit crisis and grabbing attention
FEBRUARY 28, 2009
I was on a train trip to Den Haag yesterday and remembered I had a few podcasts on my ipod I hadn’t got around to listening – one of them was an interview with Alisson Rosset, Prof of Ed Tech at San Diego State University : [link]. In it she discuses how learning has changed in the past 10 years. The main points she makes are: * Basics are still the basics – customer needs, recognition of learning as one of many interventions to achieve business outcomes. Geographical dispersion of workforce – we are now delivering messages and services to a wider audience. link].
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.
Learning, Web 2.0 and Gaming Statistical Round Up
NOVEMBER 27, 2009
Learning Statistics Video Games, Education and Entertainment Statistics Learning Statistics from ASTD 2009 State of the Industry Report Random Web 2.0 Lately I've posted a number of entries related to statistics for video games, Web 2.0 and the learning industry. Here are a list of the entries. Statistics Training Industry Statistics _ Catalog of Recommended Books, Games and Gadgets Recommended Games and Gadgets Recommended Books Content Guide.
Blogger of the Week
NOVEMBER 13, 2009
Thanks to E-Learning Planet for naming Kapp Notes the "Blog of the Week" for (November 01, 2009 to November 08, 2009N You can read the criteria and entry at Planet’s Pick of the Week. So thanks to E-Learning Tyro for the shout out. __ Catalog of Recommended Books, Games and Gadgets Recommended Games and Gadgets Recommended Books Content Guide.
Apple Keynote.no.not that one
JANUARY 8, 2009
Yes, I am in San Francisco and yes I am at a conference where a representative from Apple is the Keynote speaker but no.it's not Macworld. I am at the Winter 2009 ICT Educator conference. Jon Burgess of Apple presenting to ICT Educators. So the keynote was by Jon Burgess of Apple who did an excellent job outlining what educators should focus on for the future.
Observe the Supreme Court, Become President, Negotiate Peace with Online Games
OCTOBER 27, 2009
Here are three games that can be used to teach the civics topics of how elections are conducted, how the Supreme Court functions and the complicated issues of the Middle East. Supreme Court Justices in the game Supreme Decision. Supreme Decision," the first of several planned web-based games, went online earlier this month as part of a project called Our Courts. In it, students can play a U.S.
Spending Some Time At Penn State to Learn about Games and Social Media
OCTOBER 21, 2009
Beaver Stadium, home of Penn State Nittany Lions. The past few days, I have spent quite a bit of time at Penn State University. First I visited for the football game against Minnesota. That was a cold, wet day but we still had a great time! Next, I returned to learn about the use of Social Media across the Penn State Campus and the development of Penn State's Educational Gaming Commons area.
NOAA: Advice for Federal Agencies about Virtual Worlds & a Great Interactive Example
JULY 10, 2009
Waiting for the tsunami to hit on NOAA's island in Second Life. Check out this article, Living NOAA's Second Life It is about how the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)--a government agency--is using a virtual world to reach into the future and it has some great advice on considerations before launching into a virtual world.
How Much for that E-Learning in the Window?
AUGUST 25, 2009
One of the biggest obstacles companies encounter when looking for e-learning is the question.how much does it cost? That question has been around for ages and never seems to have a satisfactory answer. Most e-learning vendors are a little evasive when it comes to answering that question. As a case in point, check out this posting called Does anyone know how to price e-learning? Love the concept.
Another Student Generated Machinima
AUGUST 11, 2009
Here is another example of using one of the learning archetypes (described in Learning in 3D ) to create a lesson in a virtual world created by one of the many talented students in our Instructional Technology program at Bloomsburg University. __ Catalog of Recommended Books, Games and Gadgets Recommended Games and Gadgets Recommended Books Content Guide.
Learning in 3D: Co-Creation
AUGUST 12, 2009
Here is another great student machinima. This one showing an example of co-creation in the 3D world of Second Life. __ Catalog of Recommended Books, Games and Gadgets Recommended Games and Gadgets Recommended Books Content Guide.
Simulations and Learning how to run a "Code"
JUNE 15, 2009
Taking a break from the Innovation in Learning workshop conducted at Johns Hopkins. My presentation at the Johns Hopkins Medicine Simulation Center was a lot of fun. I got the chance to work with a great group of educators and demonstrate an interactive audience response system and several computer-based simulations. It was interesting. Here we are right before the simulated heart attack.
Finding a MMOLE/Virtual Learning World Vendor
APRIL 27, 2009
A screen shot from the MMOLE of ProtoSphere. There are a number of preliminary things to consider when beginning to search for vendors to assist you in developing a MMOLE. Tie your request to a business need. Successful projects start by aligning virtual world needs with your organization’s goals. When the vendor understands the business requirements, they can better craft the solution.
Combining ID and Marketing
APRIL 15, 2009
Cliff showing how to convert a text-heavy slide into an engaging piece. Cliff Sobel of The Phoenix Group discussed how his team took rather boring and technical slides and converted the content into exciting, engaging and interactive presentation. Cliff explained how instructional technology and marketing are very similar in needs and design considerations.
Workplace learning in 10 years
MARCH 24, 2009
The Learning Circuits Big Question for this month is: 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? To answer this question, I’ve organised my own two cents’ worth under six major banners… 1. Learning development should be no different. Learning will be fully networked.
Upcoming Webinar: The Future of eLearning Content
DECEMBER 14, 2009
The Webinar is called " Future of eLearning Content " and is scheduled for December 17, 2009, at 2 p.m. This Thursday I am on a great panel doing a webinar for Meridian Knowledge Solutions. hope you can join me and this exciting panel. Short Description If you’re responsible for buying or managing your organization's training content, don’t miss this free, 45-minute online discussion. Register today at: URL HERE. Our panel of experts will riff about the ways learning management technology, mobile applications and social media will shape the elearning content you buy.
Virtual Hospitals Protocol
APRIL 6, 2009
Teaching young doctors to work with others is yet another skill that can be taught in a virtual world. In an article titled Can Second Life help teach doctors to treat patients? According to the article: After the avatars enter the computer-generated hospital, they check in at a reception desk, put on an access badge, and then stop by professor Martyn Partridge's office to get their assignment.