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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. This new book covers case studies, provides worksheets and gives the information needed to take theory and turn it into practice. The book is available at the ASTD Book Store. 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. I 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.

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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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. Here is an eLearning inforgraphic for Instructional Designers that uses eight steps for an Awesome eLearning Storyboard. How to Make an Awesome eLearning Storyboard.

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?

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 ? L&D is Asia.

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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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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].

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?

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?

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. 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.” ” This was actually the second time she has written an article with the same title… the first appearing on the ASTD Learning & Development blog.

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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.”

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. A Few Lectora Tips.

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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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. Chris Pirie, chairman of the ASTD Board of Directors, asserts that now is probably the best time to be a learning and development stakeholder. There's no question that advancements in technology have changed the learning landscape. In fact, without clear objectives it is impossible to determine if the intervention has been successful regardless of how it's delivered. Technology is great.

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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. Not too long ago, Google came out with a Course Builder program, designed to allow schools and institutions an easy way to set-up their own MOOC platform. Coolhunting. Data Mining with Weka.

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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!

10 resources I enjoyed in February 2013

Jane Hart

Although I tweet links to interesting resources as I find them, and collate them in my 2013 Reading List , the important thing for me about curation is also taking some time to analyse what I’ve found to try and make sense of it all, and consider how it adds to my own thinking and practice. So here is my selection from February 2013. Working from home. HR encourage presenteeism.

Digital me, digital you

Learning with e's

A useful model that can be applied as a framework to aid our understanding of the interaction between individuals, tools and technologies, other people and the wider learning ecosystem, is the model developed by Engestrom and his colleagues (building on the work of Leont''ev, Rubinstein and other social constructivist theorists) which we now know as Activity Theory. Unported License.

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. And it’s great! Which makes for a rich learning experience.


The cognitive power of error

Clive on Learning

This week I chaired three very enjoyable sessions at Learning Technologies 2013. Principles are essentially theories that explain cause and effect relationships, e.g. if I address someone by their name, they will like me better; if I try to concentrate on one job at a time, I will achieve more; if a project's running late, it's better that I tell the client sooner rather than later; in a coaching relationship, I should avoid giving advice; if I drink alcohol, it will impair my driving; if I eat too much I will get fat. In all these cases, the common element is experience.

Praxis makes perfect

Learning with e's

My explanation is that praxis is at the nexus - the overlap - between theory and practice. Praxis is the essence of what happens when theory is applied to practice, and can be simplified in this Venn diagram. Theory without action is just theory. Action without theory can be just as hollow. The best way to use theory is to test it out in practice. Hot air.

Using Game Design To Create Accomplishment Based Learning, Julie Dirksen #astdtk13 @usablelearning

Learning Visions

I'm at the ASTD Tech Knowledge 2013 Conference in San Jose, California. Raph Koster -- "in games learning is the drug" in A Theory of Fun. Kineo. Normal. false. false. false. EN-US. X-NONE. These are my liveblogged notes from a concurrent session with Julie Dirksen. Apologies for typos and incoherence. There's a lot of cool stuff from game design that we can apply. I know, but."

5 Ways to Make Your Learning Stick


There have been many theories on how to get learning to stick, all of which are valid enough in their own way. As many instructional designers know, there are countless hours put into making a well made elearning course. Everything from storyboarding, drafts, re-writes, mock-trials, imaging, and so on. Try to include egocentric games to help in this area.

Learners as producers

Learning with e's

Teacher roles have been moving from didactic to facilitative roles ever since constructivist theories started to enter into teacher training curricula. For the longest time teachers and lecturers have held the monopoly on the production of academic content. Many are prolific and proficient in producing blogs, podcasts, videos and photos for sharing on the web. Unported License.

How to Start Selling Your ELearning Courses


For starters, it will force you to organize your thoughts and to refine your theories. Many instructional designers get immense satisfaction when they finish an elearning course. After countless hours of storyboarding, graphic design, configuring the various interactions, testing, and so forth – there really is nothing like seeing the final product…. Other than perhaps selling the course!

Gamification Mechanics vs. Gamification Dynamics

Your Training Edge

6) Cascading Information Theory. Copyright 2013 Bryant Nielson. Since the introduction of Gamification a few years back some have begun to define the difference between Gamification Mechanics versus Gamification Dynamics. While there is a thin line between the two and it can be blurry at times, let me attempt to define each in the following post. 1) Achievements.