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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.

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.

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.

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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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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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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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.

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?

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].

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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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?

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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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?

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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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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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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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?

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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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?

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.

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.

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.”

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.

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).

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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#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.

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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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.  If you’re looking for strategies to increase the effectiveness of your elearning, consider the following five strategies: 1. As many instructional designers know, there are countless hours put into making a well made elearning course. References: Bloomfire & Heart+Brain.

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.

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Book Review: The First 20 Hours – How To Learn Anything

Social Learning

Learning Style Theory How hard is it to learn a new skill? As the world becomes more complex with fewer people performing the same job their entire life, this is a very important question. Even if you have the same job, it’s likely the skills required to perform that job will change as [.] The post Book Review: The First 20 Hours – How To Learn Anything appeared first on Social Learning Blog.

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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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Digital me, digital you

Learning with e's

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.

50 free sources of learning content for your curation

Stoatly Different

The Times 100 – Business Studies Theory. If you’d like to learn more about the role curation can play in your learning strategy, why not come along to CurationCamp , on the Tuesday evening following London’s Learning Technology 2013 conference. Christmas always brings a conundrum. The kids want new toys, but they don’t play with the ones they’ve already got! Dutifully, you spend your hard earned cash adding to the pile of toys. Recognition is fleeting. Nothing changes as we get older. Or indeed when we move to the world of work. Or do we? Description.

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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!

4 Modern-Day Learning Trends in Education


This allows them to apply the theories to realty and see them in action. Learning trends are starting to take on a whole new shape as schools and businesses leverage modern technologies and strategies to creatively deliver content in various ways. When looking at the 21st century learning, some of the more common trends include: 1. great strategies as well in the corporate arena. 2.