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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. 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

Chunking Information

The eLearning Coach

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.

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. Examples from TWITCHSPEED.COM Digital Game-Based Learning, June 17, 2009. Casual Games get Serious, June 17, 2009.

Learning in 3D Book Information

Kapp Notes

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.

State of elearning 2009

Learning and Technology

State of elearning 2009 Tony Bates reflects on 2009 , noting positive developments and disappointments: Then we look at the public sector, and in particular the big research universities, and what do we see? Clickers, lecture capture, multiple screens in the classroom, learning management systems with Powerpoint slides and pdf files loaded, and a total lack of recognition that the current formal higher education system is failing, and a total lack of vision of what is needed for the future, and the role that information and communications technologies can play in formal learning.

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Tool Set 2009

Tony Karrer

The information in this series has been something I've been presenting, writing, blogging about and more recently doing workshops around. But hopefully 2009 will be the year when that begins to change. Tool Sets are Personal A caveat that I make in every presentation on this topic is that studies of personal information management repeatedly show that tool sets and methods for personal work and learning are personal. If you care about being relevant and valuable in 2015, you had better be making moves in 2009. What should be in your tool set? So, here goes.

Some Posts About Web 2.0 and Informal Learning

Kapp Notes

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

Top 50 Mobile Learning Resources

Upside Learning

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. Learning Org. Will at Work Learning.

Effective virtual facilitation

E-Learning Provocateur

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.

Blending Learning with Social Technology Components

Upside Learning

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. Recently, I was asked to propose a solution that addressed just such a business concern. Web 2.0

Instructivism, constructivism or connectivism?

E-Learning Provocateur

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.

Data, Information, Insight.A Fine Balance!

ID Reflections

Don't settle for information, demand insight!" I don't know who is the originator of the quote above, but it appears on almost every wall here in the form of posters, banners, wall stickers, table stands. 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 discussing data, information and knowledge.

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Too Much Information or a Skills Gap

Tony Karrer

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.

Informal rule of thumb

Learning and Working on the Web

Studies  show that informal learning accounts for between 70 and 95% of workplace learning  [USBLS: 70%; Raybould: 95%; EDC: 70%; CapitalWorks: 75%; OISE: 70%; eLG: 70%; Allen Tough: 80%]. have previously referred to Gary Wise and his extrapolation of Josh Bersin’s data from 2009. According to Gary, as much as 95% of workplace learning is informal. Informal Learning

Top 47 eLearning & Workplace Learning Blogs

Upside Learning

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. 1. Adventures in Corporate Education. 2. Bersin & Associates : Blogs. 3. Big Dog, Little Dog. 4. Blogger in Middle-earth. 5. Bozarthzone. 6.

Informal Learning 2.0

Jay Cross

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.

Analogies are like Informal Mnemonics

Bottom-Line Performance

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. like the idea a lot – with a few caveats.

Information Radar

Tony Karrer

You need information radar that continuously scans for new, quality information that you should be aware of. Information Addiction Let me start this topic with a word of caution. When you find new nuggets of information, you get a chemical reaction in your brain much like an opium hit. This reaction causes you to seek more information. Aggregator Blogs.

Workplace learning in 10 years

E-Learning Provocateur

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.

Filtering, Crowdsourcing and Information Overload

Tony Karrer

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? tend to agree with that. Good stuff Tim!

Irish Learning Alliance Visit

Kapp Notes

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

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Moodle: A fantastic tool for informal learning - and not just “e-learning”

Bottom-Line Performance

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.&#

Webinars: Past, Present and Future

Kapp Notes

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.

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


They cover a variety of skills such as technology skills, communication skills, computational skills, critical thinking and problem-solving skills, information management skills, interpersonal skills, personal skills, and community skills. Do you have problems writing learning outcomes/objectives for your content or courses? Trust me! It is helpful, but to me it is misleading. Speak up!

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eLearning Strategy

Tony Karrer

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.

Apple that one

Kapp Notes

Yes, I am in San Francisco and yes I am at a conference where a representative from Apple is the Keynote speaker but's not Macworld. I am at the Winter 2009 ICT Educator conference. He also mentioned that traditionally, IT departments in schools and organizations had three purposes: Protect Information Perserve Investement Minimize Risk That is changing (or should be changing.)

Learning with 'e's: Teaching with Twitter

Learning with e's

Twit Board’ Notify students of changes to course content, schedules, venues or other important information. 2. 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. limit of 140 characters demands a lot of academic discipline. 3.

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Finding a MMOLE/Virtual Learning World Vendor

Kapp Notes

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.

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

Kapp Notes

She states in the article, Facebook 'enhances intelligence' but Twitter 'diminishes it', claims psychologist The ''instant'' nature of texting, Twitter and YouTube was not healthy for working memory. ''On Twitter you receive an endless stream of information, but it's also very succinct,'' said Dr Alloway. ''You don't have to process that information. 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. Design

Elements of a Virtual World/Metaverse

Kapp Notes

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. metaverse or virtual world is simply the natural extension and convergence of several technologies currently used for online learning.

Control vs. Influence

Learn and Lead

Chosen appropriate moment for Person-B, Early in cycle Information shared Very selective Open to any information Final state desired by Person-A As ‘required’ by Person-A!! This is a guest post by S Ranganathan. I got a chance to interact with Ranganathan during a leadership development program that I attended at ISB. He can be contacted at ranga [at] symindia [dot] com.

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. Clippings (Learning As Art) by Mark Oehlert Informal Learning Blog by Jay Cross Karl Kapp’s Kapp Notes is another great resource for learning in 3D. have found these valuable in my learning during the year. This is definitely not a comprehensive list.

Content from the Social #Mobile #Networking for #Informal learning roundtable #somobnet

Ignatia Webs

A quick recap of some of the SoMobNet International Roundtable on "Social Mobile Networking for Informal Learning" that ran on 21 November 2011 in London: [link] Guy Merchant's keynote: [link] From which I quote some key ideas here: What happens when mobiles are founds in formal educational contexts? 2009 Campsmount secondary school , when burnt to ground. They get banned! Roundtable.

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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 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?

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

Learning Visions

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. Ellen Wagner says, " I Ds help transform intangible information assets into things of great business or epistemological value." Maybe thats my explanation, or maybe people are just becoming more informed these days :-), with the www and all ;-). 6:23 AM Janet Clarey said. "I do stuff on the computer" 8:07 AM Lynn Ireland said. Eventually, she asks you what you do for work. What do you say? create eLearning. We move on.

Our Top 10 Learning Tools 2009

Upside Learning

We decided to contribute to the 2009 list by sending in our own list of Top 10 Tools for Learning Professionals. Google Reader (and numerous blogs): Blogs have been a huge source of information, as well as a big influencer, about anything new in recent times. I get a chance to learn from the gurus and sometimes interact with them. Jane Hart conducts annual surveys of the top 100 learning tools. Her site, Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies , has some wonderful resources on learning tools, social learning, and more. Our team just loves it. 3.

The Higher Educational Bubble Continues to Grow

Kapp Notes

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.

Allen Tough, informal learning pioneer

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

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.

What is a Learning Technologist?

Dont Waste Your Time

The Association of Learning Technology describes the following; " Learning technology is the broad range of communication, information and related technologies that can be used to support learning, teaching, and assessment.  Learning Technologists are not always involved in purely online, distance, eLearning or mLearning, we are used to help improve and update face-to-face materials to either introduce a new technique or just to update a presentation, make it more 2009 and less 1999. We are also sometimes referred to as an Educational Technologist, but never as a Demonstrator.

Transfer of Learning - Theories and Implications

Designed for Learning

An example of this will be perhaps understanding the economic concepts associated with how the stock market functions and then analysing trends and utilizing information to build a strong portfolio. Transfer of learning is the goal of all training and learning interventions. We know that the often the learning context is different from the context of real-life application. Interesting.

Strategizing informal learning

Learning Journal

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the idea of “formalizing&# informal learning. We all seem to be trying to figure out how to use informal learning to support our workplace learning agendas. If informal learning is unstructured, and unscheduled, and learner-driven, then what are we doing mucking around in it anyway?  The strategic part is making decisions about what resources we’ll deliberately support - we can’t possibly corral all possible informal learning resources, and we need to figure out where to start. Course Enrichment.

Audio in E-Learning

Kapp Notes

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.

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Learning Object Interview

Kapp Notes

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.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Building Better Learning Games

Learning Visions

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.

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. Examples from TWITCHSPEED.COM Digital Game-Based Learning, June 17, 2009. Casual Games get Serious, June 17, 2009. Educause.