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2009 Top Posts and Topics: Kapp Notes

Kapp Notes

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. So, I teamed with alumni Robyn Defelice at Dishing Design and updated the article for ASTD. Here are my top posts via Google Analytics for 2009.(I'll Random Web 2.0 Bored?-Try

Top 100 Learning Game Resources

Upside Learning

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. Interactive learning with game-based design principles. Casual Games get Serious, June 17, 2009. June 17, 2009.

Top 50 Mobile Learning Resources

Upside Learning

The ECAR Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology, 2009. 2009 Horizon Report. Tags: Learning Technology Mobile Learning Design Mobile Technology 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. Kapp Notes.

Effective virtual facilitation

E-Learning Provocateur

Tags: virtual classes e-learning instructional design

Instructivism, constructivism or connectivism?

E-Learning Provocateur

In the 1990s, constructivism heralded a new dawn in instructional design, turbo-charged by the rise of Web 2.0. However, I think the diagram misleadingly suggests an evolution of instructional design. Why, in the midst of ever-advancing learning theory and progressive instructional design, does such rampant instructivism persist? From a practical perspective then, is the popular “evolution&# of instructional design from instructivism through constructivism to connectivism a furphy? Instructivism is dead. Fast forward to today and connectivism is all the rage.

Accidental Instructional Designers May Want to Just Say No

Kapp Notes

Perhaps this is the annual right of passage in the field when Cammy Bean and I get into a "degree vs non-degree" in instructional design discussion. She (and many others) feel that a degree is not really necessary to practice instructional design and some even assert that a non-degreed instructional designer is, by definition, better than someone with a degree.just because they don't have a degree.I Would you want someone to develop safety training without a degree in instructional design or training on how to sell products? degree) and then design the instruction.

Best of eLearning Learning - First Half of December 2009

eLearning Learning Posts

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.

Designing UX for eLearning? Skip the Cargo Cult

Bottom-Line Performance

When it comes to user experience (UX), most eLearning designers will tell you they can do better. They are not really UX/UI designers. They are instructional designers, eLearning specialists and trainers. If they work inside an organization, they do not have the luxury of having a cross-functional team that includes someone with deep UX/UI design experience. The problem?

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Describing What You Do: Instructional Design

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. 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. Me: Im an instructional designer. Posted by Cammy Bean at 5:40 AM Labels: instructional design 28comments: Robert Kennedy said. find the role of IT trainer works best for me, as my actual role title Systems Learning and Development Designer is a bit of a problem, particularly on forms! What do you say?

35 More Qualities Of The Ideal Instructional Designer

The eLearning Coach

A few months ago I published a list of the 10 Qualities Of The Ideal Instructional Designer. The comments more or less fell into a few categories: working with SMEs, designing and developing content, love of learning, business savvy and personal attributes. The effective instructional designer should: Competently Work with SMEs. Tags: DESIGN ISD RECENT ARTICLES Price).

Instructional Design: Something Old, Something New

Allison Rossett

Although we set out to learn about the contours of the elearning terrain, our project revealed much about instructional design practice today. Mostly, they used technology to enable those practices associated with good old fashioned instructional design. Practitioners inclined towards the familiar in mid 2009. harkened back to these findings after reading Xyleme CLO Jeffrey Katzman’s provocative  blog posting about new instructional design. Katzman proclaims “a new world for the instructional designer,” with 3-ring binders kicked to the curb.

Instructional Design: Something Old, Something New

Allison Rossett

Although we set out to learn about the contours of the elearning terrain, our project revealed much about instructional design practice today. Mostly, they used technology to enable those practices associated with good old fashioned instructional design. Practitioners inclined towards the familiar in mid 2009. harkened back to these findings after reading Xyleme CLO Jeffrey Katzman’s provocative  blog posting about new instructional design. Katzman proclaims “a new world for the instructional designer,” with 3-ring binders kicked to the curb.

Use of Challenge in Gamification and Learning Design

Kapp Notes

2009). The idea is that the instruction should use a progression of increasingly complex whole tasks (Merrill, 2009, pg. well designed challenge encourages learners to engage with the gamification experience multiple times. Designing learning and technology for educational reform. 2009) First principles of instruction. 1994). White, 1959). Structural Gamification.

30 Top Online Resources For Instructional Designers To Keep Up With

Upside Learning

As an instructional designer, you start by learning a whole lot of theories and models. After a few years you realize that instructional design is more an art rather than just pure science – it is a skill honed with experience, and can’t really be narrowed down into a set of guidelines that will fit every situation. Instructional Design by Example by Janet Clarey.

The Learning Continuum – Using the PDR Design Model

Living in Learning

Many of us cut our professional learning design teeth using the long-held tradition of the ADDIE instructional design (ISD) model. In our blogosphere I have heard how “old school”, and in some cases, how obsolete this foundational design model from the 1960s has become. recently had the honor to participate as a panelist in the July 27, 2009 online discussion sponsored by Learning Trends, ISA, and Training Magazine Network. The key foundation of using PDR directs our design, development, and delivery efforts to align with the learner’s work context. training.

The Agile Elearning Design Manual - Think Small (Iterations, Action Maps, Storyboards, and Mini-Modules)

The Learning Generalist

As you will notice in the above representation of the model, the issues are: Too much time gets spent in upfront design and planning when all of this is quite likely to change. Can we reduce flab in our analysis and design phase? What kind of design are you doing in each iteration? Storyboarding - Simple, Lightweight design The index card is my favorite design tool.

Googley design

Janet Clarey

Googley design …worth thinking about in the context of instructional design. Design for the world. Applied to Instructional Design, and corporate learning in general, these lists seem to be a pretty good jumping off point. Tags: Brandon Hall Instructional Design Focus on people—their lives, their work, their dreams. Every millisecond counts. Simplicity is powerful. Engage beginners and attract experts. Dare to innovate. Plan for today’s and tomorrow’s business. Delight the eye without distracting the mind. Be worthy of people’s trust.

These Are NOT Serious Games!

Upside Learning

Recently I’ve been consulting with a customer on the design of a series of digital learning games for sales training. Tags: Game Based Learning Learning Design eLearning Development Casual Games DGBL Serious Games Most clients have done their research online about serious games, and find the whole gamut of samples, demos, etc. Clients typically have some thoughts about what they feel are serious games and whose game-play and mechanics they intended to emulate. Are they? Here are five clues to what serious games are NOT: 1. Games that do not provide user immersion. Rules. 4.

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Accidental Instructional Designers #dl09

Learning Visions

If you know me, you’ll know my topic was right up my alley: “Instructional Design: You Do What for a Living?” asked people to introduce themselves and tell their stories – how they each got into instructional design. We all agreed that no one set out in their early days with the grand vision of becoming an instructional designer. bleary-eyed, loosely organized conversation.

Observe the Supreme Court, Become President, Negotiate Peace with Online Games

Kapp Notes

Backed by the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University and Georgetown University, the Our Courts project is designed to teach middle students. eLections is an online board game that demonstrates how broadband technology - with its capacity to deliver video, audio, excellent inter-activity, design and content - can support active, meaningful and memorable learning.

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Five Myths of Mobile Learning

Upside Learning

Simply converting and packaging existing course-ware for mobile consumption does not qualify as ‘mobile learning’; for it to be effective learning, the learning content and activities have to be designed keeping mobile device usage and the like in mind. Tags: Learning Design Learning Technology Mobile Learning Design Learning Mobile Technology I’ve been occupied with writing a paper to promote the adoption of mobile learning amongst corporates and enterprises. While trawling through multiple web-links, a pattern of myths about mobile learning emerges.

ZaidLearn: Use Bloom's Taxonomy Wheel for Writing Learning Outcomes

ZaidLearn

But then one of the senior instructional designers introduced me to Bloom's taxonomy wheel(s), and from then on writing instructional sound learning outcomes has been as easy as eating rambutan. Tags: Learning Series teaching and learning instructional design Do you have problems writing learning outcomes/objectives for your content or courses? Trust me! 3-24), by C. R. Speak up!

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The Agile Elearning Design Manual - Agile Re-explained

The Learning Generalist

The final output requires as much of the scientific mindset of a programmer as it does the creativity of a User Interface designer. I am a one-woman-team. I'm not wise enough to invent anything -- I am trying to distill the wisdom from various approaches that I've seen and been amazed by in my career as a learning professional and most recently as an elearning designer. Yes you can!

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Webinars: Past, Present and Future

Kapp Notes

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.

The Future Of Learning Design

The eLearning Coach

If you are intrigued by the future of learning design, you won’t want to miss the second half of this interview with Karl Kapp. Coach: What types of challenges do newer technologies, such as mobile and podcast, present to the instructional designer? Having said that, another challenge confronting instructional designers is to “think outside the classroom” paradigm.

Ten commandments of e-learning (content design)

Clive on Learning

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. This will make it easier for learners, curriculum designers and intelligent software to make use of the content in a wide variety of contexts. Tags: instructional design Cath Ellis recently set out her ten commandments of e-learning and this prompted me to try and articulate my own. Keep each module to one main idea. That's enough for most learners to cope with in one session. Hook the learner in.

Facebook--Good for Your Memory: Twitter--Not So Much

Kapp Notes

Design A study recently released by Dr. Tracy Alloway of Scotland’s University of Stirling found that using Facebook stretches a person's “working memory” (short-term or recent memory), while Twitter, YouTube and text messaging tend to weaken it. Bad news for all you Twanker's in a Twance.* Facebook requires you to keep track of past actions and then plan future actions, which stretches the working memory. Check out Twictionary for more great Twitter Jargon. __ Catalog of Recommended Books, Games and Gadgets Recommended Games and Gadgets Recommended Books Content Guide.

eLearning Strategy

Tony Karrer

But ultimately, the internal customer and likely someone who is in another department within L&D who is responsible for learning design (ID) ultimately decides on the approach that will be taken. I spend a fair amount of my consulting time working with large organizations to help define how they will apply technology to particular business / performance / learning needs.

Questions about Instructional Design Careers

Experiencing eLearning

Last month, a reader named Jackie asked me a number of thoughtful questions about transitioning from teaching K-12 public school to instructional design. Accountability. Q: To what degree of accountability are designers held regarding whether students learn and perform better?  think I’m a better ID because I can work in both and take the best of both when I’m designing. CC-By.

Describing What You Do: Instructional Design

Learning Visions

Me:  I'm an instructional designer.  I create eLearning. Tags: instructional design You're at a playground and you start talking to the mom sitting on the bench next to you. Eventually, she asks you what you do for work. What do you say? Are you met with comprehension or blank stares? This was me yesterday: Playground Mom:  So, what do you do? Playground Mom:  [blank stare] Me: corporate training. Playground Mom:  [weak smile] Me:  I create training for companies that's delivered on the computer. Playground Me: weak nod."Oh, Is it me?  Is it the rest of the world?

NOAA: Advice for Federal Agencies about Virtual Worlds & a Great Interactive Example

Kapp Notes

Use the numbers in terms of visitors, time spent on the site, etc., to help refine your design and improve your conversion rate to your goal. Waiting for the tsunami to hit on NOAA's island in Second Life. My advice to other federal agencies interested in virtual worlds is to define your goals before you break ground. You can fly through and remotely collaborate about a real-time dataset.

5 Common Visual Design Mistakes

Rapid eLearning

For this review, we focused on the course’s visual design. Not Considering the Impact of the Visual Design. Good elearning design is as much about visual communication as it instructional design and learning theory. The content design and structure is part of it. But are you committed to a visual design that reinforces the key message and emotions?

Combining ID and Marketing

Kapp Notes

Cliff explained how instructional technology and marketing are very similar in needs and design considerations. 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.

Virtual Hospitals Protocol

Kapp Notes

All these steps are designed to reinforce lessons about responsibility and hospital protocol. 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? Partridge's online likeness bears an eerie resemblance to his real-life appearance.

Unofficial eLearning Salary Survey 2009

Learn and Lead

Launching the Unofficial Salary Survey for eLearning / Content Development Jobs in India for year 2009. This survey is for you if you are an Instructional Designer, Content Developer, Tech Writer, Project Manager, Graphics designer, Flash Programmer, Tester, Editor, Trainer, SME, or any other role involved in developing elearning or any other form of training content. Click Unofficial eLearning Salary Survey of India 2009 to participate in the survey. Tags: Instructional Design SME Survey Content Development Work Recruitment Salary eLearning Jobs

Using Social Network Analysis in Social Business Design

Skilful Minds

My previous post discussed the Open/Closed culture fallacy in social business design. Overall, as the post's subject indicates, my interest is in showing how social network analysis, applied to the ecosystems of organizations, can assist us in applying social business design in a manner that avoids the fallacy of open/closed business cultures. contended that leaders of large corporations are typically unable to answer the key strategic questions posed by David Armano in an important post recently.

You Want a Job? I Give you the F.B.I

Kapp Notes

So if you are a trainer or instructional designer who would be interested in an exciting career.the FBI might just be your answer. One area of the United States economy that is hiring is the FBI. In fact, due to retirments of the boomers and attrition.they need more than a few good men/women. They need a lot!

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Elements of a Virtual World/Metaverse

Kapp Notes

At a designated time, an instructor logs into the software as do the learners. Using a virtual world or metaverse for training is not as science-fiction as it sounds. metaverse or virtual world is simply the natural extension and convergence of several technologies currently used for online learning. This is similar to the Web 2.0

Implementing a Virtual World

Kapp Notes

Second,the facilities can be designed to be fun without the constraints of real-world zoning ordinances. well-designed set of facilities increases the excitement and engagement for users to want to participate in virtual training or meeting events. Image from a virtual world created by Forterra. Considering the implementation of a virtual world? Branded facilities. Getting IT support.

Top Learning Resources of 2009

Learn and Lead

2009 was a continuation of my journey of online self-learning. share with you the top learning resources from my PLE (personal learning environment) for the year 2009. Here are my top learning resources for the year 2009 (in no particular order): Twitter has been one of the most valuable learning tool for me this year. Cathy Moore’s Making Change is a must for practical instructional design and elearning tips. have found these valuable in my learning during the year. This is definitely not a comprehensive list. Great writing on leadership. You can view them here.

Top 100 Learning Game Resources

Upside Learning

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. Interactive learning with game-based design principles. Examples from TWITCHSPEED.COM Digital Game-Based Learning, June 17, 2009.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Building Better Learning Games

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Thursday, April 09, 2009 Building Better Learning Games Interested in building casual games for your learners? Best of Learning Visions Essential Reading for Instructional Designers The Corporate Moodle: A Tipping Point? Work with and for consumers how to better manage their money.

Best Practices for Creating Online Courses

eLearning Brothers

Image Selection/Design. hope that the previous list helps get you thinking while designing online training. Tags: Featured Tips & Tricks eLearning best practices instructional design rapid eLearning start eLearning There are many things to think about when creating eLearning. There’s no way that I can mention all of them in this post but I’d like to mention a few that come to the top of my mind. Course Outline / Storyboarding. Know the audience. Find good SMEs. Always create an outline of the course. Storyboarding allows you to structure content flow.

2009 Technology Trends That Impact Online Learning

The eLearning Coach

What technology trends of 2009 have impacted online learning and will continue to do so in the coming year? The Future of Learning Design. Post from: The eLearning Coach 2009 Technology Trends That Impact Online Learning. The arena of online learning is continually reshaped by technological advances. These have the potential to redefine what it means to learn online. Netbooks.

Two Wisemen

Kapp Notes

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