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. This entry was made because I was doing a presentation on the topics and I wanted to use my blog as the platform for presenting the information and as a "leave behind" resource so that the teachers could reference and find the games all in one place when they wanted to use them for the classroom. Here are my top posts via Google Analytics for 2009.(I'll
Learning in 3D Book Information
JULY 15, 2009
TITLE: Learning in 3D: Adding a New Dimension to Enterprise Learning and Collaboration READING LINE: How the Immersive Internet will shape the future of learning and work within the Enterprise. DESCRIPTION: Learning in 3D provides a clear and cogent analysis of how emerging immersive technologies are changing the nature of business in general and the role of the learning function within the enterprise in particular. Via a comprehensive set of early-adopter case-studies, the authors describe how 3D environments will shape the future of learning and work within the Enterprise.
Some Posts About Web 2.0 and Informal Learning
OCTOBER 19, 2009
Extends Class Informal Learning: Structuring a Blog Some informal learning resources Wiki or a Blog? Creating a Vibrant Learning Community Embracing Informal Learning (Whitepaper) __ Catalog of Recommended Books, Games and Gadgets Recommended Games and Gadgets Recommended Books Content Guide. Here are some posts about the various uses of Web 2.0 in corporate settings. Web 2.0 and SharePoint Pedia Palooza A Pharmaceutical Leveraging Web 2.0 --In a Big Way The Right Place to Find Help: ASTD's Big Question Tear Down the Walls: Web 2.0 Web 2.0
The eLearning Coach
SEPTEMBER 23, 2009
Chunking refers to the strategy of breaking down information into bite-sized pieces (Oh, that’s the visual!) so the brain can more easily digest new information. The reason the brain needs this assistance is because working memory, which is the equivalent of being mentally online, holds a limited amount of information at one time. Although Miller stated that working memory could hold seven (plus or minus two) chunks of information at once, it is now thought that the number is closer to three or four. Chunking Defined. Why We Chunk Content. George A.
Data, Information, Insight.A Fine Balance!
OCTOBER 27, 2009
Don't settle for information, demand insight!" The first few weeks here, I did not fully appreciate the depth of this message till I came across the following video by Nick Milton of Knoco.com discussing data, information and knowledge. Knowledge without understanding is like, well, information." Data, and this is my understanding, is " context-less pieces/bytes of information."
Instructivism, constructivism or connectivism?
MARCH 16, 2009
Gone are the days of an authoritarian teacher transmitting pre-defined information to passive students. My view is informed by observation. The SME transmits this necessary information quickly and efficiently. In a previous article , I provided the following examples of potential information sources that the learner could incorporate into their personal learning network: Social bookmarks. Instructivism is dead. In the 1990s, constructivism heralded a new dawn in instructional design, turbo-charged by the rise of Web 2.0. Slippery slope. The real world. Balancing act.
Effective virtual facilitation
OCTOBER 13, 2009
Inform your participants very early that the virtual class will be happening, when and where. Stage 3: Information exchange. The facilitator should define the learning outcomes of the session (and tailor them according to the audience’s expectations), then refer to the information that was previously provided. The Model. Stage 2: Online socialisation.
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. Marc Prensky Blog. M-Learning Org. Will at Work Learning.
Too Much Information or a Skills Gap
JULY 9, 2009
Too Much Information) (found via Stephen Downes ). Information Overload and Learning.” Jonah Lehrer suggests the danger of too much information is “it can actually interfere with understanding.” Wesley Fryer discusses How are you dealing with TMI? Wesley points us to a post by Kevin Washburn “TMI! Because the brain has a do-it-yourself attitude toward learning.
Analogies are like Informal Mnemonics
JUNE 23, 2009
Analogies have been a source of great amusement for me this past wee k. Analogies can be very helpful in learning, if they’re used correctly. In this award-winning (if I do say so myself) sample , we use water as an analogy to teach the surprisingly complex topic of electricity. Learning games use analogies all time. Anne Derreberry talks about games that mirror reality (like a flight simulator) and others that teach through metaphor (like World of Warcraft as a leadership training lab). Either can. Analogies can be useful in classroom training, too. I like the idea a lot – with a few caveats.
Irish Learning Alliance Visit
MARCH 28, 2009
You can see Tony's keynote slides and all the information from the meeting at the blog for the Irish Learning Alliance. You can access information from these speakers and subjects. A few weeks ago, I was fortunate it enough to travel to see the Prime Minister of Ireland and hear about the Irish Learning Alliance. Tom, Michelle & Dave take a break from at the ILA learning session.(taken
Webinars: Past, Present and Future
DECEMBER 15, 2009
The webinar begins on December 17, 2009, at 2 p.m. Unfortunately, there are few guidelines to inform the development and creation of effective 3D Learning Events. Here is the information you need to register. Here are links to webinars past, present and future.not quite a Christmas Carol but. It was a lively discussion with good input from the attendees. Here is a description.
Apple Keynote.no.not that one
JANUARY 8, 2009
I am at the Winter 2009 ICT Educator conference. The ICT organization is an expanding group of academic professionals and industry experts who share a common goal or ensuring a quality and industry-relevant education for all Information and Communication Technology (ICT)students. s not Macworld. Jon Burgess of Apple presenting to ICT Educators. Four types of people who are learners.
Blending Learning with Social Technology Components
DECEMBER 22, 2009
unleashed a wave of tools that facilitate learning by leveraging social networks and informal channels. We also illustrated how a program that blends various types of learning interventions and tools, that range from formal to informal and involve collaboration looks like. A lot of companies today face a resource situation that’s not unique in this age. Web 2.0
Moodle: A fantastic tool for informal learning - and not just “e-learning”
AUGUST 31, 2009
Along with two of my colleagues at BLP, we showed attendees OUR Moodle site - and attempted to illustrate many of the cool features Moodle provides and how Moodle facilitates informal learning and not just functions as a place to house and track e-learning. Moodle is going to be a major help to us in developing employees and fostering informal learning. Tags: LMS/LCMS emerging trends and technologies e-learning informal learning Moodle Last week I hosted a webinar called “Come Moodle with Us: Straight Talk on Moodle as an LMS Solution.
Finding a MMOLE/Virtual Learning World Vendor
APRIL 27, 2009
You need an understanding of what is happening within the field before you can make informed decisions. 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. Know what to expect. You need to explore. Be specific about your requirements.
Elements of a Virtual World/Metaverse
JANUARY 29, 2009
The social networking aspects of a metaverse allow learners to interact and share data and information with each other while in the virtual world. Using a virtual world or metaverse for training is not as science-fiction as it sounds. A metaverse or virtual world is simply the natural extension and convergence of several technologies currently used for online learning.
Workplace learning in 10 years
MARCH 24, 2009
This shift will be accompanied by formal acknowledgements of informal learning. 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.
Top 47 eLearning & Workplace Learning Blogs
AUGUST 20, 2009
Informal Learning Blog. 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. Adventures in Corporate Education. Bersin & Associates : Blogs. Big Dog, Little Dog. Blogger in Middle-earth. Bozarthzone. Clive on Learning.
Facebook--Good for Your Memory: Twitter--Not So Much
OCTOBER 1, 2009
On Twitter you receive an endless stream of information, but it's also very succinct,'' said Dr Alloway. ''You You don't have to process that information. 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.* Your attention span is being reduced and you're not engaging your brain and improving nerve connections.'' Design
Audio in E-Learning
NOVEMBER 3, 2009
According to the cognitive theory of learning, people have separate information processing channels for visual/pictorial processing (sometimes called Imagens) and for auditory/verbal processing (logogens). When learners are given graphics along with onscreen text, both must be processed initially in the visual/pictorial channel which can overload the working memory and make it difficult for the learner to take in all the required information. Essentially, the learner is overloaded with information. The general answer is no. Here are some reasons why.
The Higher Educational Bubble Continues to Grow
NOVEMBER 5, 2009
She graduated from New York's Monroe College in April with a bachelor of business administration degree in information technology and couldn't find a job so she sued the university for her money back. The definition of an economic bubble is, according to Wikipedia , “trade in high volumes at prices that are considerably at variance with intrinsic values ”.(Another Another way to describe it is: trade in products or assets with inflated values.) Universities and colleges have inflated values disproportionate to their value. This shows a growing, not a shrinking bubble.
Learning with 'e's: Teaching with Twitter
Learning with e's
APRIL 23, 2009
Twit Board’ Notify students of changes to course content, schedules, venues or other important information. Most would agree that Twitter was one of the social networking phenomena of 2008, and has enjoyed exponential growth in popularity. Below are my 10 top uses of Twitter for education: 1. A limit of 140 characters demands a lot of academic discipline. UK: England & Wales License.
SEPTEMBER 14, 2009
Informal learning? Are you focused on and responsible for informal learning solutions? that can be used as part of informal learning support does not mean that you are really supporting informal learning in the organization. This is either in terms of specific needs, e.g., improve customer satisfaction, or as part of an overall eLearning strategy. This is very hard.
Learning Object Interview
APRIL 28, 2009
After my post Inexpensive Game Shells: Add Your Own Content , eLearning Teacher & Entrepreneur Jon Aleckson posted some information and thoughts about what Kay Chitwood the Director of Learning Innovations at Fox Valley Technical College did concerning learning objects since she is the lead on the project that lead to the creation the learning objects. You can read what Jon had to say in his post Queen of Learning Objects. __ Catalog of Recommended Books, Games and Gadgets Recommended Games and Gadgets Recommended Books Content Guide.
Allen Tough, informal learning pioneer
Jay Cross's Informal Learning
DECEMBER 21, 2009
And the other 80% was informal. Tags: Informal Learning innovation Allen Tough, a brief talk at the 3rd New Approaches to Lifelong Learning (NALL) Conference. Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada. February 19, 1999. They’re not aware of other people’s learning, educators don’t take it into account and so on. We found a 20/80% split.
Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Building Better Learning Games
APRIL 9, 2009
Thursday, April 09, 2009 Building Better Learning Games Interested in building casual games for your learners? Read on for notes from a webinar today, April 9, 2009: Building Better Learning Games: Leveraging Game Design and User Testing for Results Our hosts today: Enspire Learning (Ben Katz) Doorways to Dreams D2D -- financial entertainment. Focus on casual video games. Assessment.
Filtering, Crowdsourcing and Information Overload
FEBRUARY 2, 2010
The other part of this thought process is that the feedback on my Top 10 eLearning Predictions for 2010 was that I should have Information Overload and Information Filtering as my user chosen prediction number 10. And that challenge is somewhat hinted at in this month’s big question: Instruction in a Information Snacking Culture? I’m not claiming that one is preferred.
Informal Learning 2.0
AUGUST 7, 2009
Published in Chief Learning Officer, August 2009. Informal Learning 2.0. Some cutting-edge corporations are adopting a new bundle of practices — let’s call them informal learning 2.0 — in order to improve operating efficiency by: • Slashing time to performance. Developing more informed marketing partners. At the same time, the informal learning 2.0 Jay Cross.
Google Wave - Learning Environments - Best of eLearning Learning
eLearning Learning Posts
OCTOBER 20, 2009
October 9, 2009 to October 16, 2009. Wednesday, October 21, 2009. Wednesday, October 21, 2009. Saturday, October 24, 2009. Monday, October 26, 2009. Wednesday, October 28, 2009. Online Games for Teaching Business Concepts and Ideas - Kapp Notes , October 16, 2009. eLearning Portal Integration - eLearning Technology , October 13, 2009. Mentoring vs. Training — Why Social Networking Isn’t Enough - aLearning , October 13, 2009. Open Source E-Learning Development 5: Media Capture - The E-Learning Curve , October 14, 2009.
10 Social Media Tools For Learning
The eLearning Coach
NOVEMBER 16, 2009
Do you have a training or information need that could benefit from a social media strategy? Each tool fulfills at least one of these criteria: encourages collaboration; enables user-generated content or input; provides a way to share; and facilitates informal or formal learning. One way to learn and solve problems more effectively is by visualizing information. Audacity.
Video - Screencast - Webinar - Best of eLearning Learning
eLearning Learning Posts
SEPTEMBER 1, 2009
August 21, 2009 to August 28, 2009. Facilitating Informal Learning With Your Social Learning System <!–( –( eLearning Events Calendar )–> Friday, September 04, 2009. –( eLearning Events Calendar )–> Friday, September 11, 2009. Formalizing Informal Learning- What? –( eLearning Events Calendar )–> Monday, September 14, 2009. Top 99 Workplace eLearning Blogs - eLearning Technology , August 24, 2009. Electronic Papyrus , August 25, 2009. Blogger in Middle-earth , August 26, 2009.
35 More Qualities Of The Ideal Instructional Designer
The eLearning Coach
DECEMBER 13, 2009
Extract information from SMEs and structure and organize content it in a way that makes it easy to learn. Organize information well. Conduct research and synthesize information from a variety of sources. Create learning sessions with information that is useful and applicable to the learners’ real world—i.e. So here are the next 35 qualities. Diana Ouelette.).
2009 Technology Trends That Impact Online Learning
The eLearning Coach
DECEMBER 27, 2009
What technology trends of 2009 have impacted online learning and will continue to do so in the coming year? The prevalence of social networking, real-time search and discussion, and collaborative technologies increase the opportunities for informal and unstructured learning and can enhance structured learning strategies as well. Here’s my list. Cloud Computing. The advantages?