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eLearning is Overdue for a Makeover

Will at Work Learning

I''ve been an observer of elearning for almost 30 years. I''ve seen brilliant, compelling, effective elearning. I''ve built some pretty damn good elearning too. And yet, after four decades of human effort to improve elearning, there''s still way, way, way too much mediocre elearning created each year. A lot of us have been grumbling about the sorry state of elearning for a long time. What we''ve done is to channel the wisdom of scientific researchers, world-class elearning designers, and elearning thought leaders. eLearningManifesto.org.

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

Bottom-Line Performance

”  This was actually the second time she has written an article with the same title… the first appearing on the ASTD Learning & Development blog. In particular, the taxonomy he provides showing type of knowledge, instructional strategies and game elements is extremely valuable. less academic version was published in eLearn magazine in December 2009. Morris, C.D.

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Top 70 eLearning Posts for June and Hot Topics including iPad and Mobile Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

Best of eLearning Learning. Another great month for eLearning content. 20 Facts You Must Know About Working Memory - The eLearning Coach , June 2, 2010 Without adapting learning experiences to the learner’s cognitive architecture, instructional design is hit or miss. Post from: The eLearning Coach 20 Facts You Must Know About Working Memory. Text-to-Speech Overview and NLP Quality - eLearning Technology , June 8, 2010 This post is a new kind of thing for me. eLearning Must Look Good - eLearning Brothers , June 15, 2010 We are shallow people!

Webinars: Past, Present and Future

Kapp Notes

Examine generational differences, as well as pedagogical strategies and techniques to best engage your entire classroom. Get a jump on the training industry prognosticators and decide for yourself what matters most by registering for Meridian Knowledge Solutions' "Future of eLearning Content" webinar. Here are links to webinars past, present and future.not quite a Christmas Carol but.

LMS Resources

aLearning

great place to start with a broad picture of LMSes is Connie Malamed’s eLearning Coach interview with Tom Werner of Brandon Hall Research, “Learning Management Systems: Expert Advice.&#   . ASTD offers this “Field Guide to Learning Management Systems.&#. Lots of resources on this one (a Google search will give you even more): This TrainingForce post lists basic steps for the LMS process overall as well as some guidelines for what to include in the RFP. I know, I know. You don’t have time for all of this. Resist the temptation to skim the surface!!

The Future Of Learning Design

The eLearning Coach

Coach: In general, how do you compare the effect and impact of informal learning in the workplace versus formal, structured eLearning? First the basic underlying concepts of instructional strategies and techniques do not change. So we stress the importance of understanding how to apply instructional strategies to different types of content. Wrong format. Thanks, Karl!

Effective Web Conferences – 41 Resources

Tony Karrer

primarily used the eLearning Learning and Communities and Networks sites and used Conference , Online Facilitation of Conferences , Online Interaction in Conferences , Moderating Online Interaction , and others. 28 Web Conference Training Tips - eLearning Weekly , July 10, 2009 Learning to use web conferencing technology is pretty easy, but there is a lot more to training via web conference than just putting on a headset, dialing up an audio-conferencing bridge, and logging onto the application. The session will be workforce learning professionals (an ASTD audience). Uh oh.

On the road again

Clark Quinn

Instead of the doing the familiar talks or workshops in the usual places: Training’s Conference , eLearning Guild’s Annual Gathering , and ASTD’s TechKnowledge and International Conference , I’m doing new things in old and new places.  Finally, assuming there are enough registrations, I will be at ASTD’s ICE (end of May), not speaking but running a pre-conference workshop on elearning strategy.  Tags: strategy Well, this spring is shaping up differently than I expected.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: E-Learning Project Reality: Guerrilla Instructional Design

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Since November, I have been working on a big project for a brand-name institution: 29 self-paced eLearning courses. Have we adhered to corporate guidelines? This is the harsh reality of eLearning in the trenches. The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew! You never know.

Session Hopping – A Practical Guide

Tony Karrer

It caused me to remember that last year while attending a session at ASTD 2007, a few random people and I were discussing session hopping (prior to a session). Interestingly, at ASTD 2007, I found several other kindred session hoppers. And, here are three guidelines around this practice. Session Hopping Guidelines First, as a session hopper, it is important to choose the right location – and that location is easy – it's near the door on an aisle. Speaker Perspective Obviously, part of my strategy is due to worrying about the perception of the presenter.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Rise of Rapid e-Learning

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Now we can really only offer advice and access to really good graphics as they have developed the skills to use the tool effectively, and some sense of how to build simple elearning themselves. This has developed in to a partnership for sure, and it is one that benefits both clients and elearning companies. Did you provide any formal/informal training or guidelines on good ID, or are they modeling their work on programs you built? 9:03 AM Davidsaid. Thats interesting.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Instructional Design: Whats in a name?

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. write and design self-paced eLearning for the corporate market. When I make (for want of a better word) an elearning resource, there is no doubt in my mind that instructional design is an integral part of my teaching. He or she matches content type to strategy. Or what?

Backward Planning - Identifying Business Impacts

Big Dog, Little Dog

Business impacts (often called results or outcome) begin with the end in mind and are best achieved through "Business Linkage" — spelling out how a learning initiative supports the organization's initiatives, strategies, or goals (Garnevale, Gainer, & Villet, 1990). For example, they will promote an elearning program as allowing the learners to read, listen, or do both. Ray, R.

Top Posts from August - Augmented Reality - Social Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

August was a little quiet in terms of traffic numbers and vacations, but there were some really great posts you may have missed during vacation.  I know I did.  So here are the top posts based on social signals via eLearning Learning for August 2010. 19 Tips for Effective Online Conferences - eLearning Technology , August 5, 2010 I was recently asked me about my recommendations for conducting effective online conferences (virtual conference). Using Graphics To Improve Learning - The eLearning Coach , August 4, 2010 What are you doing about the picture superiority effect?