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Kasy Young, from Be Your Best Foundation, shares her experience with Raptivity


Raptivity is all excited to showcase its third podcast from Kasy Young, President, Be Your Best Foundation. To begin with, Kasy has been with Raptivity from 2009 and throughout the podcast, she shares how Raptivity Games has helped her deliver exceptional learning outcomes. Hear the podcast to know about her experience with Raptivity. Listen now.

Instructivism, constructivism or connectivism?

E-Learning Provocateur

Even in the e‑learning space, online courses are typically linear, virtual classes frequently replicate their bricks-and-mortar antecedents, while podcasts, of course, are quintessentially instructivist. News feeds, podcasts, blogs, wikis and discussion forums. 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. Fast forward to today and connectivism is all the rage. Slippery slope.

Effective virtual facilitation

E-Learning Provocateur

Perhaps other courses, websites, discussion forums, podcasts, blogs etc. 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. The Model. This stage is about getting your remote participants up and running.

Audio in E-Learning

Kapp Notes

Clark and Mayer, 90-95) Appropriately, we did a podcast about using audio in e-learning, here is a link to the audio interview I did with Dan Bliton about using audio in e-learning. Audio is a powerful and impactful tool, but it is often used incorrectly within e-learning courses. recently had a discussion with Dan Bliton in his role at the Metro DC ASTD chapter about this topic, here is a small part of the interview. common question is "Should we have audio in the e-learning module that exactly matches the text on the screen?" The general answer is no. Here are some reasons why.

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Top Five Chalkstar to Rockstar Podcast Moments

Visual Lounge

Last August, we here at TechSmith Education announced a new TechSmith podcast called Chalkstar to Rockstar where we talk with teachers innovating with technology in their classes. think one of the points when the podcast felt the most real was our Thanksgiving Special (ep. #13). We had a great response to the question and TechSmith came together to read those responses on the podcast.

Distributing your podcast for e-learning

The E-Learning Curve

I've just about completed all the topics I want to cover regarding Podcasting for E-Learning (for the moment). So, over the next couple of days, I want to tie up some podcasting 'loose ends.' Now read on… Today, publishing your podcast. In essence, a podcast is just a media file (usually MP3 audio, but you may also use m4a,mov,mp4,m4v, and.pdf file types), and the RSS 2.0


Podcasting for E-Learning: Editing and Producing Podcasts

The E-Learning Curve

So far in this series of posts about Podcasting for E-Learning from the E-Learning Curve Blog , I've covered a lot of material, including: A Brief History of Audio in Education The Four 'P's' of narration Introduction to Audio Production Digital Audio Basics Now, it's time to look in some depth at editing and producing podcast content. The Complete Podcast Documentary.


Exploring Podcasting for E-Learning (and new podcast episode released)

The E-Learning Curve

I'm exploring the medium of podcasting at the moment. I've previously discussed podcasting in general here , but in my view there can (and should) be more to the medium than the well-trodden 'single voice-over discusses topic' - what I call the 'fireside chat' - podcast format. Click here to view the transcript of this podcast (PDF, 30K). 1984). 2005). & Mayes, T.

Podcasting for E-Learning: Introduction to Audio Production

The E-Learning Curve

Having outlined the conceptual terrain of podcasting, it's time to look at the nuts and bolts of podcast production. Today, I'm going to talk about digital audio, and the basic hardware and software you'll need to begin creating your own podcasts. Now, it’s even possible to create and deliver reasonable quality audio via your cell phone with a Edge connection to the internet.


Podcasting for E-Learning: Inflecting the voice?

The E-Learning Curve

In yesterday's post , I discussed the importance of narrative pace to audio podcasting. However, pace alone is not enough to encourage listener engagement with your podcast. So, the second heuristic for writing content for podcasts is: Anticipate how your audience could interpret a word and understand how it might affect interpretation of your meaning. This is a good podcast."

2009 Review

Experiencing eLearning

TCC09: Podcasting with Section 508. Looking at just the numbers, my number of views didn’t increase dramatically in 2009. It’s time for that annual ritual of looking back at the year. Unlike last year , this year I’m actually reviewing before the new year starts. What did I do this year? A few things come to mind. No more renting! In December, I started a new job.

Learning Pulse


Home About Podcasts Videos Xyleme Inc. Home > Industry Talk > Learning Pulse Learning Pulse October 30th, 2009 Goto comments Leave a comment Harold Jarche is blogging about the future of the training department , briefly looking back at the pre-training age and then at how training has evolved after its invention in the 20th century. Clive Shepherd is blogging on how this has changed in 2009. Learning technologies are not adopted similarly by all types of people. But this year we have seen a major shift. Many of my colleagues are doing the same.” No trackbacks yet.

Demonstration: Editing an Audio File. Podcasting for E-Learning

The E-Learning Curve

Now, some context: in my previous post in this series about Podcasting for E-Learning, I described the pre-edit stage of post-production. Today’s demonstration is a section of the master file from my E-Learning Curve Podcast episode Flash and Captivate. Tags: audio editor Audio Audacity sound content production post-production podcast editing audio

ELC 026: Looking Into The Future Of Instructional Technology

The eLearning Coach

Together, they produce the Trends & Issues in Instructional Design, Educational Technology and Learning Sciences Podcast. Together, they produce the Trends & Issues in Instructional Design, Educational Technology and Learning Sciences Podcast. Dr. Brown was Editor-in-Chief of the journal, TechTrends from 2009 to 2012. PodcastsAbbie Brown, Ph.D., and Tim Green, Ph.D.,

learning pulse


Home About Podcasts Videos Xyleme Inc. Home > Industry Talk > Learning Pulse Learning Pulse May 27th, 2009 Goto comments Leave a comment Tony Karrer is blogging about the term “meta-learning” and its definition as it was used in the article “ Become a chief meta-learning officer ” by Jay Cross and Clark Quinn. Great insights are shared by author and commenters. Harold Jarche is exploring the challenges of training in complex environments. “In complex environments, only emergent practices are effective, as backward-looking “good practices” are inadequate”. No trackbacks yet.

Learning Pulse


Home About Podcasts Videos Xyleme Inc. Home > Industry Talk > Learning Pulse Learning Pulse April 8th, 2009 Goto comments Leave a comment Jay Cross has started a conversation on the Future of Organizational Learning and Development. Great ideas have been shared so far. We are looking forward to the discussion on April 21st! Michael Hanley analyzing 5 factors that are contributing to the emergence of informal and non-formal learning. Blended learning, Talent management and Learning 2.0 Thinking outside the blocks (yes “blocks,” not box) : New ways of learning with shiftables.

$1 million e-learning no more…


Home About Podcasts Videos Xyleme Inc. Home > Instructional Design , Single Source > $1 Million e-Learning no more… $1 Million e-Learning no more… April 15th, 2009 Goto comments Leave a comment I’ve been in the training and development business for nearly 20 years now. September 18th, 2009 at 12:02 | #1 rapid elearning courses rapid elearning courses… Hey nice post there. I’m Aaron from rapid elearning courses and I’ll be following your stuff from now on. Things certainly have changed a lot in that time. Each course cost over $1 million dollars!

single-source learning content development…


Home About Podcasts Videos Xyleme Inc. Home > Instructional Design , Single Source > Single-Source Learning Content Development… Single-Source Learning Content Development… March 13th, 2009 Goto comments Leave a comment If the number of people in my recent conference sessions are any indication more and more organizations are seeing the promise of single-source learning content development. What happens every time something has to change? EEEKKKKK! Bang your head against your desk and start all over again…. Well help is here. No trackbacks yet. Learn more about Dawn here.

Podcasting for E-Learning: Setting Up a Mini-Studio

The E-Learning Curve

As this is the penultimate post in this series about Podcasting for E-Learning , I’ve linked to two learning organizations with a well-deserved reputation for producing quality podcasts at the end of this post, but before you rush to find out more about SyberWorks’ and Xyleme’s podcasts, read on… If you’re serious about podcasting, consider investing in a mini-studio. There are a variety of environments that you can use to capture podcast audio and video. And that’s it for podcasting - for the moment. Tomorrow: One last podcast thing… --.

The Future Of Learning Design

The eLearning Coach

Coach: What types of challenges do newer technologies, such as mobile and podcast, present to the instructional designer? Too often we take something like a podcast and present it as an hour long lecture. All great techniques to use for educational podcasts. Those are all great techniques we can use in podcasts to engage our learners. Wrong format. Thanks, Karl!

Personality type and a learner’s success with social media

Janet Clarey

Here, Jim Blasingame interviews Patricia Weber (a former corporate trainer) in a poorly titled podcast about whether or not social media is a tool or a crutch for introverts (assumes there’s something wrong with being an introvert). Here are the parts of his post that became my initial ear worms: thoroughly introverted, unsociable, egoistic, and ornery individualists take to (social media) like ducks to water. social media amplifies the human traits of social manipulation and exploitation. successful social media efforts are fueled by self-interest.

Podcasting for E-Learning: Emphasize to Enhance Meaning

The E-Learning Curve

In over the last few articles, I've discussed some voice techniques used to assist e-learning content producers create more effective, engaging, and immersive podcasts. This techniques is called 'projection,' and it's the third of the Four 'P's' of great podcast narration. The amount of projection you employ triggers very different reactions in anyone involved in a dialog with the speaker, and you can use the full dynamic range of the human voice when recording a podcast. Then move on. Now read on. Try this exercise: say the following phrase loudly: LISTEN TO THIS! 2006).

TCC09: Podcasting with Section 508

Experiencing eLearning

Podcast logo. This presentation will be an overview of the different methods in the planning, producing, publishing and promoting of hybrid podcasts with instructions on the building of a 508 compliant podcast. Method of delivery will be a hybrid podcast via the web with interaction either via email or a forum. Market research on US podcast audience. Podcast Gear.

Will at Work Learning: Myths the Business Side Has About Learning: Result of Data Gathering

Will at Work Learning

About Search This Blog Web Notable Books Sponsoring Ads (vT1) Tracker Sponsoring Ads (vG2) « Performance Support for High-Stress Situations | Main | Famous Measuring-Training Story from Neil Rackham » Friday, 23 January 2009 Myths the Business Side Has About Learning: Result of Data Gathering I've been gathering a list of Myths that the Business Side Has about Learning. link] Posted by: Dan R | Saturday, 24 January 2009 at 05:57 AM Very useful will. Will at Work Learning Will Thalheimers research-based commentary on learning, performance, and the industry thereof.

2009 Predictions How Did I Do?

Tony Karrer

In fact, my 12 eLearning Predictions for 2009 , was most popular post for 2009 (see 2009 Top Posts and Topics ) and it came up pretty high in the recent Top 125 eLearning Posts of 2009. As I discussed in my look at what I learned during 2009, I’ve found that the term eLearning 2.0 My thinking has definitely evolved around this in 2009. tools.

Selling Learning Communities – Not Everyone Will or Wants a Group Hug

Tony Karrer

Jack Merklein from Xerox Global Services did a really great presentation at LearnTrends 2009 entitled - Common tools for Diverse Communities at Xerox Global Services. You can find the LearnTrends 2009 Recording including Jack’s presentation. A few follow-up thoughts. Jack is responsible for the development, care and tools for learning communities and knowledge sharing initiatives.

IT training podcast

Clive on Learning

This IT Training podcast , hosted by Helen Wilcox, features your truly, along with Paul Stevens from Assima , exploring a wide range of issues relating to e-learning content. This is a fairly hefty 26.5MB download, lasting 28 minutes, so you might like to use the following agenda to help you skip to the question that interests you most: 0:51 Do we need to create different materials for different generations? 6:03 Should materials be designed very differently depending on the topic, e.g. IT training v compliance? 19:13 How do you see e-learning content developing in the next few years?

I'm an Irish Web Awards 2009 Finalist!

The E-Learning Curve

Tags: IWA09 best podcaster education irish ireland irish web awards 2009 web awards IWA

2008 2009

Tony Karrer

It's always interesting to look back at the past year - 2008, think about what has changed for me during the year, and think about what that means for the next year - 2009. In my Ten Predictions for eLearning 2008 , my last prediction was: Prediction #10 => Knowledge Worker Skills - Just Beginning in 2008, Big in 2009 The discussion of knowledge work skills is going to be BIG. world.

12 eLearning Predictions for 2009

Tony Karrer

In my post, 2008 2009 - written in December 2008, I looked at how well I did in those predictions, and my results were pretty good, not perfect. Some training will still be preferred face to face such as when team building or in-person soft skills are important, but 2009 will be the year when we realize that we should be justifying any in-person training. self-directed learning, quick wins and toolkits all suggest that more web pages - authored via wikis - will be the name of the game in 2009. 2009 is going to be a big year for this issue. tools.

Internet Time Alliance Podcast

Clark Quinn

They’ve gathered them up in a series of podcasts , and if you’re curious about what we’re up to, I recommend you go have a listen. Earlier this month, Charles Jennings , Harold Jarche , Jay Cross and I got together, virtually, to represent the Internet Time Alliance for a discussion around organizations and social media with Xyleme Learning.  Dawn Polous elegantly and eloquently hosted us, providing the starting questions and segueing between the comments.

Five media forms

Clive on Learning

Media form Example learning technologies The role of content Narrative media Online articles and papers, slide shows, podcasts, online videos, software demos Content is the input Interactive media Scenarios, quizzes, games, e-tutorials Content is the input Communicative media Forums, virtual classrooms, email Content is an output Adaptive media Simulations, intelligent tutorials Content is the input Productive media Wikis, blogs, text and media editors Content is an output I’m not sure yet whether all this has moved things along, but at least I have got it out of my system

Reach for the clouds

E-Learning Provocateur

Podcast hosts. Earlier this week, Michael Bromley , Head of Online Services at Telstra Business , visited my workplace to provide me and my colleagues with an overview of cloud computing. What is cloud computing? Michael defines “cloud computing&# as: …common business applications, platforms or infrastructure that are hosted on the internet (i.e. Private clouds. Blog platforms.

Text to Speech

Tony Karrer

As part of the eLearning Tour , Christopher von Koschembahr demonstrated a podcast where he conducted an interview. The interviewer was a female voice asking questions. She would ask a question and then he would respond. What was interesting is that the interviewer was produced using Text to Speech. You can listen to the result at the 12:23 mark of the first video on the eLearning Tour page. The effect was interesting. For short bursts of text, the computer generated voice was okay. Thus, it works well with the interview structure. Still it works for me. Are people using that much?