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eLearning Conferences 2013

Tony Karrer

link] January 2013 January 2-5, 2013 The Association for Science Education Annual Conference, University of Reading, Berkshire, UK. link] January 3-4, 2013 New Presidents Program, sponsored by the Council of Independent Colleges, Palm Harbor, Florida, USA. link] January 3-6, 2013 Modern Language Association (MLA) Annual Convention, 128 th , Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

Gamification of Learning and Instruction Theory Into Practice Blog Tour

Kapp Notes

We are starting it today as ASTD and I kick-off a 10+ stop blog book tour for the ASTD co-published book The Gamification of Learning and Instruction Fieldbook: Theory into Practice. I am kicking off another blog book tour and am excited to be able to “go” on another tour. The book is available at the ASTD Book Store. Let’s have fun with it and see what happens. Week One. Week Two.

Learning theories for the digital age

Learning with e's

I pointed out recently that many of the older theories of pedagogy were formulated in a pre-digital age. blogged about some of the new theories that seem appropriate as explanatory frameworks for learning in a digital age. Is it now time for these new theories to replace the old ones? Do Vygotsky''s ZPD theory or Bruner''s Scaffolding model still cut the mustard?

Learning Theories

Learning Visions

The amazing Jane Bozarth (@janebozarth) shared this today and it looks like a great resource if you''re looking to learn more about learning theories. What are the established learning theories With hyperlinks galore, you can drill down to learn about Vygotsky (and possibly even how to say it!), scaffolding, experiential learning and more.

Leaving performance reviews behind: Where to start [Guide]

Mercer reported in 2013 that only. 9% of managers are highly skilled at. theory to practice and to put it to use. 1Making Dynamic Performance. Development a Reality eGuide 3Introduction Does your organization want to adopt. more dynamic approach to managing. performance and developing employees? We see a stampede of organizations. moving in this direction. At the same. Without clear.

Best of Friday’s Finds 2013

Learning and Working on the Web

Here are some of the best finds I made in 2013, on the topics of creativity, complexity, hierarchy, innovation, leadership, learning, models, networks, organizations, work, and the workplace. This has fundamental implications for the way, economic theories should look like,” underlines Professor Helbing. These are my Friday’s Finds. Creativity. like W.L. One is that it’s hard. Models.

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My eBook on MOOC and how to set up #MOOC yourself

Ignatia Webs

connectivism mobile learning theory mLearning books mooc instructional design ebook eLearning informal learning The last few weeks I have been finalizing my first eBook. And now, I just published it as part of the Kindle Direct Publishing option in Amazon. The full title of the book is: MOOC YourSelf - Set up your own MOOC for Business, Non-Profits, and Informal Communities.

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How to become an eLearning Professional

E-Learning Provocateur

The book is introduced by the editor, Christopher Pappas, as such: This is not your average looking, cliché reproducing, metaphysical, theory-loving free eLearning eBook. That’s the title of a free e-book to which I was flattered to be invited to contribute a chapter. Do not expect to read any speculations, rhetorical questions, and abstractions related to eLearning. No pressure then!

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Using Fantasy in Instructional #Games

Kapp Notes

1981) Toward a theory of intrinsically motivating instruction. 1997) Learning and Instruction: Theory into Practice. Retrieved January 16, 2013 from ADL Web Site. I am often asked if an instructional or training game should be “realistic” or can the game have “fantasy” elements and still be an effective learning tool. So fantasy helps in this situation.

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The equation for change

E-Learning Provocateur

So the practical message I draw from the theory of technological determinism is that to change your society – be it a classroom, an organisation, or even a country – there’s no point implementing a technology just for the sake of it. Guns don’t kill people. People do. It’s a well-worn saying that Americans in particular know only too well. corporate citizenship?

The equation for change

E-Learning Provocateur

So the practical message I draw from the theory of technological determinism is that to change your society – be it a classroom, an organisation, or even a country – there’s no point implementing a technology just for the sake of it. Guns don’t kill people. People do. It’s a well-worn saying that Americans in particular know only too well. corporate citizenship?

8 Steps for an Awesome eLearning Storyboard

eLearning Brothers

To deliver effective eLearning content for your audience to easily apply, consider using these popular design theories: • ADDIE   • Knirk and Gustafson   •SAM  • The Action Mapping Process   • Gagne’s 9 Principles. 7. Here is an eLearning inforgraphic for Instructional Designers that uses eight steps for an Awesome eLearning Storyboard. How to Make an Awesome eLearning Storyboard. 1.

Learning Cafe Workplace Trends Forum – Looking back at 2013. What is coming in 2014

Learning Cafe

Thursday, December 12, 2013 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM AEDT. Our final online panel discussion for 2013 and it is not be missed. Business drivers for Learning in 2013. Corporate L&D trends in 2013. The post Learning Cafe Workplace Trends Forum – Looking back at 2013. What were the significant trends last year and what can we expect for 2014 ? CLO Panel.

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Flipped Classrooms in Corporate Learning: Concept or reality?


With the flipped classroom model, the theory part of the training can be shared online while a follow-up classroom session can deal with queries and practical aspects of the training. The ways of Training and Learning in the corporate space are changing. With the advent of technology-enabled learning, corporate trainers are exploring newer ways of reaching out to learners. link].

10 hot tips for moocers

E-Learning Provocateur

You are given a tonne of readings, and the most instruction you can hope to extract from the professors is “read this” The theory is that the students will collaborate with one another, share their diverse experiences, and contribute to robust conversations. Now that I have participated in a mooc, I am naturally qualified to dispense expert advice about them. Do something daily.

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Karl Kapp’s New Gamification Fieldbook for Learning Professionals

Bottom-Line Performance

I was a regular on the L&D conference circuit in 2013, starting at DevLearn in October 2012 (when I first met Karl Kapp) and continuing onwards to DevLearn 2013. Late 2012 and early 2013 were about research and theory. So while the talk at the beginning of the year was more high level, we are now seeing a shift from theory to practice. Where do we start?

FutureLearn: pedagogical & mLearning MOOC platform - the approach

Ignatia Webs

On the critical side All of the above is great in theory, and I really belief the approach starting from a strong, contemporary pedagogy is the only way to have a sound base for any learning platform, but … turning this into practice can proof to be quite challenge. At age 10 I could understand and speak basic English thanks to them (Dutch being my mother tongue). So will it work?

All content videos on #OER, #MOOC and #opened13

Ignatia Webs

And there are a lot of content topics to choose from: If you are interested in Open Educaitonal Resources (cases and theory - either from educational, library resources or a researcher perspective. If you can, take the rest of the week off for research purposes. All the talks can be viewed, everything is out in the open and most of the talks are about 30 minutes long, so fairly digestible.

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Learning through a “dressed up” YouTube channel?

Dont Waste Your Time

also couldn’t link the statistics that tell us that concentration and attention span online is getting worse (Ordioni, 2013), yet the hype around Khan Academy videos seem to miss this and are making education easier, and children are watching the whole of a detailed and often very complicated maths or physics instructional video? February 5, 2013  [link]. References. Barratt, T.

Guide to Online Course Design [INFOGRAPHIC]


These theories can range from actionable steps to philosophical diatribes, both of which provide their use, but equally are confusing as to where to begin. Today there are a countless number of tips and tricks when it comes to effective online course design, that it can become confusing where to start. Enter the “Guide to Online Course Design” infographic by MindFlash. Wikis.

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MOOCs: Where We’ve Been, Where We Are, and Where We’re Headed

Your Training Edge

The theory behind this initial MOOC viewed knowledge as distributed and education as a process of building personal learning networks. Copyright 2013 Bryant Nielson. Massive open online courses (MOOCs) have rocked the world of education probably faster than any other innovation in history. Now the pendulum is swinging back to somewhere in the middle. All Rights Reserved. Why Now?

Can the #MOOC format respond to the educational challenges #altc2013?

Ignatia Webs

If you want to you can join us at 11.45 on Tuesday 10 September 2013 in session 342, right after the keynotes. Theory focusing on some of the contemporary tensions in contemporary education Local versus global : termed by Wellman (2002) as glocalization in relation to the overlapping spheres of society, technology , and the World Wide Web. For a full time schedule, look here. 87-88).

Simple technique that helps your students to remember more


So it is not about the content, but is about how the content is presented considering cognitive learning theory. Instructional design cognitive theory content curation instructional design learning map The educator’s role has changed – that’s the fact. Students don’t need educators to produce/present new information – they can find them everywhere. Nick van Dam).

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Is all learning social?

Learning with e's

This of course is a profound question, and one which demands some good theory and reflection. Much of our thinking about learning over the past few decades has been influenced significantly by the writings of Russian psychologist Lev Vygotskii, who proposed the theory of social constructivism (Vygotsky, 1978). 1977) Social learning theory. They are infused with social meaning.

Big Data: A Game Changer For E-Learning


In short, Big Data can help us understand the real behavior patterns of our learners more effectively than traditional beliefs and theories on learner behavior. Introduction. Today, we live in a technology-driven world that forces us to spend most of our time using many types of digital devices. But, what is Big Data? Benefits of Big Data. How is Big Data going to revolutionize e-Learning?

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A Counterpoint to Ruth Clark’s “Why Games Don’t Teach”

Bottom-Line Performance

Van Sickle, in  Theory and Research in Social Education, vol 14, no. 3  (1986)   pp 245-264 ( link ). In February’s Learning Solutions magazine, Dr. Ruth Clark started quite a buzz. She wrote an article with the provocative title,  “Why Games Don’t Teach.” For those of us who are passionate about  game-based learning  (GBL), she caused a bit of an uproar. Szcurek, 1982 ( link ).

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What Can You Expect in 2013?

CLO Magazine

Several trends will drive performance and development in 2013, and learning leaders will need to strategize for mobility. The video trend will continue in 2013 as video is embedded into Web courses, attached to learning databases and appears on self-generated YouTube sites, Skype and video-enabled webcasting. In his activity-based curriculum design theory, “the activities are not the nice to haves, they are the crux of it all.” With mobility, learning and work are not conducted in isolation. Don’t try to be a Swiss Army knife for everything in education.”

#MOOC disasters are human and part of educational innovation and why sandboxes are good

Ignatia Webs

From all the talk on the Web I have read on the subject, I like this blogpost by Debbie Morrison the best, it focuses on the learner, linking it to learning theory and overall needs from a learner. With the Coursera course on the Fundamentals of Online Education: Planning and Application going down due to a mix of unfortunate events, sceptics of MOOC's feel strengthened.

great paid eBook on #mLearning field work

Ignatia Webs

found this approach especially enriching, as it brought back memories, making it easier to understand the theory and knowledge shared." Anyone interested in mobile learning and how it can be used in different field settings will enjoy reading this wonderful book. Btw, you do not need to have a kindle to read it, simply use one of the free kindle app options you can find here.

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Resolve to Try Something New in eLearning in 2013

Integrated Learnings

Gable In perusing the blogosphere, Twitter , and Facebook at the turn of the new year, I noticed several expressions of relief that the world has not ended and resolutions to make 2013 the best year yet. The following posts can help you brush up on principles of learning psychology: Designing eLearning for Schema Theory. What are your professional development goals for 2013? Instructional Design Development Tools eLearning Blog Best Practices Professional Development Cognitive Theory BlogBy Shelley A. For many, this includes trying new things. Personify eLearning.

Why Instructional Theory Must be Married to New Technology

Training Industry

There is no shortage of optimism among learning professionals about the positive impact that today's new technologies are having on the learning and development profession. There's no question that advancements in technology have changed the learning landscape.  Professional educators however must keep in mind that just because a learning intervention is delivered through the cloud via a mobile device utilizing a natural user interface does not necessarily mean the solution itself will be effective.  Technology is great.

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12 Must-Know Learning Industry Sites


Edudemic – If you have an interest in how technology and new theories impact learning in the K-12 space, then this is a must have on your visit list. Learning & Collaboration Blog – Our very own blog dedicated to the elearning and instructional design space; recently awarded recognized as a 2013 Must-Read K-12 I.T. The List! Elearning!

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Learning Styles are a Myth [INFOGRAPHIC]


As such, today’s post includes an infographic that supports the theory that learning styles are essentially a myth. Sure, if you are in the pro learning theory camp, then your courses may be driven by the way learning theories conceptualize knowledge comprehension. Healthy debate in any industry is always a good thing. Quite fascinating really.

Google Course Builder: Initial Review


There is a lot to be said about user experience, and the setup that is currently offered by the out-of-box Google Course Builder program is about 10 years behind modern design theory.  I think just providing some various templates would be helpful. Today, I decided to take a look at the program to get a sense of their offering and what it can do. Coolhunting. Data Mining with Weka.

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Face time

E-Learning Provocateur

blended learning instructional design asynchronous conversation discussion face-to-face Helen Blunden human interaction isolation meetups online learning P2P peer-to-peer semi-synchronous social social presence social presence theory student synchronous My wife and I are studying Foundations of Business Strategy together. Much more so than if either of us were studying alone.


The Other Side of Simulation: Gamification is Everything!

Your Training Edge

Elements of game theory incorporated within the simulation design are for sure a big win in my mind. Copyright 2013 Bryant Nielson. Gamified simulations can change the way organizations train up; they have the ability to make normal, day-to-day business operational teaching more compelling and interactive. billion by 2016 according to a prediction made by M2Research. Game on!