Discussing the ASTD Handbook, eLearning, and Published Expertise with Elaine Biech
AUGUST 4, 2014
When my copy of the second edition ASTD Handbook arrived at the office this summer, I immediately felt the urge to explore my new resource and see what content made the final cut for an important industry asset. The second edition ASTD Handbook is filled with great insights from industry experts. The ASTD Handbook does just that. When the time was right ASTD made the move.
Informal Learning – the other 80%
APRIL 16, 2013
The start-up stiffed me but the paper morphed into the Informal Learning book. think it’s held up rather well. I’ll be leading a series of master classes on informal learning and working smarter in Europe. Informal Learning – the other 80%. Because organizations are oblivious to informal learning, they fail to invest in it. for guiding my thinking on this.
Continuing my Work on ASTD ICE Presentation
APRIL 29, 2014
In the first few go-arounds, he was more of the “dumb” anti-hero who did not have a clue but I couldn’t find a good way for him to learn new information and then to intelligently ask the learners/audience about the new information. needed him to share insights, not be dumb about learning. Our main characters in stories need to be intelligent. think that is important.
21 Brilliant Resources for Up-skilling Learning Designers (for the Informal & Social Learning Age)
MAY 29, 2014
THE JOURNEY: We, like many out there, are of the view that, though most learning designers possess good levels of skills around the traditional training (formal learning) area, their skill levels fall short around the informal or social learning areas. This is mainly because designing informal and social learning experiences for workplaces demands a diverse and unique set of qualities. What are the new skills required for designing informal and social learning interventions for today’s workplaces? Karl Kapp. The industry and our clients move slowly. Surveys/Studies. harmon.ie
The Guiding Principle for all Rapid E-Learners
JUNE 12, 2012
The guiding principle for rapid elearning design is to be intentional. Not all of the information about a given topic needs to be in an elearning course. What can you do to get the learner to practice using the information in a setting similar to what they’d do in the real world? July 18: Knoxville, TN ( Smoky Mountain ASTD ). July 25: Portland, OR (ASTD).
Resources from ASTD Webinar
JULY 30, 2012
Had a great Webinar with some wonderful people through ASTD. ASTD Gamification Webinar Slides from Karl Kapp. This can be explained by the fact that it is easier for students to figuratively ‘compartmentalize’ the information from the avatar when it was delivered by two distinct sources. In a meta-analysis of studies, the research indicated that trainees learned the same amount of information in simulation games whether the games were ranked high in entertainment value or low in entertainment value. Content Guide GamesHere are the slides from the presentation.
For the Love of Learning
NOVEMBER 6, 2014
It’s all about the informal learning! Take a look at this back channel of information curated by Dave Kelly (@lnddave on twitter). Here is my view of the conference using my new favorite tool – SnapGuide : https://snapguide.com/guides/journey-through-devlearn/ (Seriously people, this is the easiest, best way to create a visual aid. Interaction works both ways.).
Top 9 Competencies of an Informal/Social Learning Designer
MARCH 15, 2014
Informal/Social learning is one such major revolution (other than mobile learning and gamified learning) that demands a shift in the mere thinking of ‘learning’. Course design (formal learning blended with the right mix of informal and social learning). Informal/Social Learning Design Competencies. SKILLS: 6. ATTITUDE: 8. Power to the Learners : An interesting read!
ASTD ICE learning game design workshop resources
MAY 29, 2013
Karl Kapp and I had a fantastic workshop last week at ASTD ICE. tutorial round at the start of the game helps guide you to how to play. It has a wealth of information. The post ASTD ICE learning game design workshop resources appeared first on. Game Based Learning Gamification Learning Game Design ASTD ICE game based learning game design learning game design workshop
5 Reasons I’m Geeky about Learning Design!
MARCH 29, 2016
People do not consume information the same way they did just 5 years ago. Ultimately you are helping people discover new knowledge, guiding them down newly paved roads, or enhancing skills that have long since collected dust. Accidental Trainer Change Learning Design Motivation Status Quo Tips #ATD2016 ASTD ATD Collaboration Connectivity Geek hearts and minds Positive Deviance
Some Posts About Web 2.0 and Informal Learning
OCTOBER 19, 2009
and SharePoint Pedia Palooza A Pharmaceutical Leveraging Web 2.0 --In a Big Way The Right Place to Find Help: ASTD's Big Question Tear Down the Walls: Web 2.0 Extends Class Informal Learning: Structuring a Blog Some informal learning resources Wiki or a Blog? Creating a Vibrant Learning Community Embracing Informal Learning (Whitepaper) __ Catalog of Recommended Books, Games and Gadgets Recommended Games and Gadgets Recommended Books Content Guide. Here are some posts about the various uses of Web 2.0 in corporate settings. Web 2.0 Web 2.0
The 2015 ATD International Conference Backchannel: Curated Resources #ATD2015
MAY 14, 2015
Step-by-step guide to making infographics by Dan Steer. Stop Reading and Start Learning: How to Absorb Information Better by Kevin Daum. Curated Backchannels ASTD ATD backchannel ConferenceThere are many conferences I would love to be able to attend, but most people can only accommodate one or two each year. Official 2015 ATD ICE Resources. Conference Website. Brochure. Tracks.
Here’s Some Background Information for Your Next E-Learning Course
FEBRUARY 28, 2012
also just added information for the free Articulate jam session while I’m in Jacksonville. April 10 : Jacksonville, FL ( NEFL ASTD ). April 17 : Virginia ( SEVA ASTD ). October 17 : Bloomington, IL ( CIC-ASTD ). Download your free 46-page ebook: The Insider's Guide to Becoming a Rapid E-Learning Pro During the year I conduct dozens of elearning workshops. Tidbits.
NOVEMBER 22, 2008
ASTD TechKnowledge 2009 is coming to Las Vegas in January. Session Hopping a Practical Guide General Session - New Work Literacies and E-Learning 2.0 Thursday, 01/29/2009 8:00AM - 9:00AM Over the past 20 years, there has been an explosion of information sources, greatly increased accessibility of experts and expertise around the world, and new tools emerging every day. Personal, collaborative, and informal learning methods are emerging that leverage tools such as blogs, wikis, social bookmarking, and RSS readers. How are we doing at keeping up with these changes?
#TK11 Keynote: Google’s Karen Wickre and Ann Farmer
FEBRUARY 3, 2011
These are my live blogged notes from Thursday’s keynote at ASTD TK11 with Karen Wickre (Global Communications Team) and Ann Farmer from Google. Twitter = “an information utility” – mostly use them as a heads up on what’s going on – raising information to a level/surfacing it. Google has a social media toolkit: Wtools to use when (they serve diff purposes) Style guides – a blog style is the voice you’re writing in, Twitter has space limitations – how do you stay brief? astd tk11Writing by individuals not execs. Ask yourself, “What else can I share with people?”
Learning: Playing the Blame Game
AUGUST 20, 2014
Participants don’t get it unless the information is spoon-fed.” . The challenge, is to guide and offer solutions (we are learning professionals) – not to punch, jab and dance away, hidden behind 140 characters or a blog post. I’ve been sitting on this article for a long time now, hoping my observations of meanness was just me. When did shaming the learner become okay?
2009 Top Posts and Topics: Kapp Notes
DECEMBER 4, 2009
The ASTD Big question this month is an annual question: What did you learn about learning in 2009? This entry was made because I was doing a presentation on the topics and I wanted to use my blog as the platform for presenting the information and as a "leave behind" resource so that the teachers could reference and find the games all in one place when they wanted to use them for the classroom. How Long Does It Take to Develop One Hour of E-Learning-Updated for 2009. I had done some work in this area in 2003 and wanted to see if any information had changed. Random Web 2.0
Informal Management of Millennial Learning
JANUARY 20, 2011
In order to support informal learning, learning leaders must learn to manage—or rather not manage—social media tools. technologies have given a new energy to social learning and have made it easier to access immediate information, which is personalized to individual learning needs. As noted by ASTD in this article , social learning enhances productivity in employees, the speed of business, flexibility, quality and innovation. Your job as a leader is to guide employees, but how do you ensure their leash isn’t on too tight? While Web 1.0 Web 2.0
Do we really need to design differently for the so called "Digital Natives"?
MAY 1, 2008
This month, I worked with Tony Karrer to help create the ASTD Big Question (which always seems to be multiple questions under one big theme.) This is due to expectations, capabilities and the overwhelming amount of information people are now required to know on the job. There are differences is uses of technology in attention spans and in processing of information.
ASTD TechKnowledge 2008 - Conference Planning
JANUARY 28, 2008
ASTD TechKnowledge 2008 is coming soon in San Antonio. also found a few posts around practical attendee ideas: David Warlick - Conference 2.0 - Ten Tips for Extending your Education Conference Session Hopping â€“ A Practical Guide Conference Networking Tools Ray Sims had some good practical suggestions in the comments of Conference Networking Tools that suggest how to make contact. It also supposes you can get into and use ASTD CONNECT for the conference. There must be an informal method. Find informal opportunities to discuss these topics with other attendees.
ASTD Second Life Webinar
FEBRUARY 21, 2008
Yesterday, Tony O'Driscoll , Matthew Monahan and I gave an ASTD Webinar on the topic of Second Life. If you haven't already, you should check out his blog.lot of great links and posts to good information. We talked about it a little and gave a tour. One of the attendees was Tom Werner who wrote a nice post about his participation in the webinar called Simple vs Complex Spaces.
First Time Visitor Guide
AUGUST 30, 2006
Presentation - ASTD OC eLearning 2.0 Start-Up Guides Personal and Group Learning Using Web 2.0 Informal Learning, Communities, Bottom-up vs. Top-Down Rosenberg's Beyond eLearning - Is that eLearning 2.0? Informal Learning Informal Learning - Let's Get Real - Part II Informal Learning - Let's Get Real Elves, Measuring Results and Informal Learning Guidance Needed - Are we Misguided in Informal Learning and. Tools for On-Demand Information - An LMS? The author(s) have been writing individual articles for months or years. and 2.0
Selling Social Media for Learning: ASTD Big Question
NOVEMBER 3, 2009
This month's ASTD Learning Circuit's Blog Big Question is "How do I communicate the value of social media as a learning tool to my organization?" Address the need to share knowledge over distances or the value of timely information to sales tactics, don't focus on the technology. ASTD Big Question Web 2.0Here are several ways to help sell Social Media in an organization.
The Right Place to Find Help: ASTD's Big Question
NOVEMBER 12, 2008
This month's ASTD Big Question on the Learning Circuit's Blog is about Social Networking and finding help and expertise if you have a question or a concern for which you need input and/or advice. when working a network to find information the whole process was severely constrained by time and resources. But, then the question breaks into sub-questions. tools. Let me explain.
#ASTD Building Knowledge Management Solutions
In the Middle of the Curve
MAY 31, 2009
The translators themselves are in wooden soundproof boxes near the back corner. -- BTW - slides on ASTD website somewhere (will find it later). We can't put in the newest information. - "Training professionals have typically focused on developing brainpower more than managing it." squirrely mic) Right now.update everyone "before you leave for the day." - Can't keep people informed on a daily basis with "training" - Gotta get them up to speed wherever they are at any time. Information: External. Data is information without context. Why knowledge management?
Small Changes Make a Difference
MAY 3, 2014
Yet I remain optimistic, because now I can actually make a difference, guiding the next generation of our technical training programs and influencing the evolution of existing classes that are taught by our highly specialized subject matter experts, some of whom are world reknown experts in their field. What other ways can the gaps be addressed? How widespread is the gap? Change the course.
FEBRUARY 6, 2012
Studies, as well as common sense, indicate that interactivity helps the learner retain information as well as increasing the learner’s willingness to spend time with the material. In The 2000/2001 ASTD Distance Learning Yearbook. Alexandria VA: ASTD.  Fleming, M. & Levie, H. Michael Allen’s guide to e-learning: Building interactive, fun, and effective learning programs for any company. The Advantages of Interactivity. There are many advantages of having learners interact with the subject matter they are learning. References.  Moore, M. Karen Mantyla.
Steps to Developing a Learning Culture
The Peformance Improvement
AUGUST 27, 2014
In my online course for the Association for Talent Development (formerly known as ASTD) titled, Essentials of Developing an Organizational Learning Culture , participants want to know what they can do in the short term to create a learning culture. I’m reluctant to make specific suggestions at the risk of over-simplifying the work that needs to be done.
Five Ways to Spice Up Employee Training Programs
MAY 22, 2012
Jay guides organizations — their leaders and managers — in how to attract, hire and retain today’s best talent. Jay is a member of SHRM, ASTD, the National Speakers Association and the Florida Speakers Association. Employee Training corporate training employee training informal learning learning and developmentThat’s fine. Fundamentals are important. Either works.
2013 Corporate Learning Trends: Where Are We Now? (White Paper)
JUNE 18, 2013
Based on what we’ve seen through industry conferences (ASTD ICE 2013, Training 2013 anyone?), The high level of interested we received in the Knowledge Guru Game Creation Wizard at ASTD ICE is also telling. Nearpod enhances the classroom experience by allowing the instructor to guide a lesson on the participant’s iPads. The contrast is fascinating. Read more. 2.
Managers and Employee Learning
The Peformance Improvement
MAY 31, 2013
By asking questions, by assigning opportunities to apply knowledge and skills, by modeling expected behavior, by providing timely information, by coaching application of learning, and by giving performance feedback, they can facilitate learning and, therefore, performance improvement of their direct reports. . Managers must become curators of performance-related information.
Show Me the Examples! ASTD Big Question for June
JUNE 7, 2007
It has a lot of good interactions and chunks the information well. This presentation is not an e-learning presentation per say but it is a presentation using e-learning technologies to quickly get information to learners or people who would be interested in the topic. Here is a link to a blog entry (another form of informal learning) by my friend Mike Qaissaunee called Web 2.0:
A Conversation with Michael Allen–ADDIE, SAM & the Future of ID
OCTOBER 1, 2012
He is the author of seven book including a best-seller on creating effective e-learning and in has received ASTD’s Distinguished Contribution to Workplace Learning and Performance Award in 2011. Michael Allen and I sit down and discuss the Zebra program at ASTD conference way back in 2011. For those of you who may not know, Michael W. felt I was sharing the best process. MA: Sure.
3 Ways to Make Your E-Learning Course Look Like a Comic Book
JUNE 19, 2012
On top of that a comic-like layout breaks the content into panels which allows you to control the pacing and flow of information as each panel progressively reveals more. For example, you may have one type of layout for information, another for decision-making, and another for feedback. This will act as a general guide. July 18: Knoxville, TN ( Smoky Mountain ASTD ).
My evolving learning journey
FEBRUARY 8, 2011
ASTD held TechKnowledge in San Jose this year. It was, as the Michelin Guide would say, “worth the journey. Dan Pontefract and David Mallon’s presentation on creating a culture of collaboration at TELUS was one of the most useful things I’ve ever heard at an ASTD event, and I was making presentations at ASTD events thirty years ago. grumbled. Right.
How Can Infographics Produce Better E-Learning Courses?
MARCH 27, 2012
like them because they remind me a little of I Spy where you get to explore a busy graphic and search for interesting nuggets of information. They both share information in a visual medium. Those who design infographics start with lots of information and distill them to a few essential points. So we tend to over inform which makes it hard to focus on the critical information.
How to Create Interactive E-Learning
MAY 1, 2012
Another value in exploration is that it allows the learner to determine what information is relevant or not. Sometimes it’s preferable to get the information in a simple linear process. And we tend to lock it because we’re worried that the “learner will not get all of the information.”. At a minimum, give them some control over how they choose to get the information.
Here’s How to Convert Click & Read to Interactive E-Learning
SEPTEMBER 25, 2012
Linear courses are often the result of our focus on sharing information and not knowing how to move beyond this. In today’s post we’ll look at a few guiding principles that help in the transition from linear to interactive elearning. Instead of pushing information out, create a way for the learner to pull information in. How will the learners use this information?
eLearning Trends That Will Fizzle, Sizzle, or Simmer in 2014
FEBRUARY 3, 2014
” We’ve put together a comprehensive guide for using graphics in eLearning, available here. The 2013 ASTD State of the Industry Report tells us that only 1.39% of respondents are actually distributing content via mobile even though we’re very close to reaching market saturation with SmartPhones ( predictions vary from August of this year to early next year ).
How Your Skills Can Change the World & Help Build a Professional Portfolio
JUNE 5, 2012
To volunteer check out this information. July 18: Knoxville, TN ( Smoky Mountain ASTD ). July 25: Portland, OR (ASTD). July 31: Austin, TX (ASTD). I’ll be in town for business so the Austin ASTD is hosting a free Articulate jam session. August 15 & 16: Houston, TX ( ASTD Houston ). October 17 : Bloomington, IL ( CIC-ASTD ). How to Volunteer.
Interview With Mobile Learning Thought Leader Mayra Aixa Villar
SEPTEMBER 17, 2013
Mayra has authored articles for ASTD and Learning Solutions Magazine and writes frequently on her personal blog. This has helped me not only to introduce new approaches to design and information organization but also to start conversations about the need of envisioning mobile learning solutions. How did you get started in instructional design, and what sparked your interest in mobile?
10 Tips to Help You Get Started
AUGUST 9, 2011
Guide to e-Learning. 2. So they’re not bored with the course structure; they’re bored with information that they don’t need. You get some information, apply it, and then see how you did. Many times the courses we build are information dumps. One of the best things you can do is take information out of the course content. October 25: Baton Rouge, LA (ASTD)—Webinar.
8 Things To Follow While Implementing Blended Learning Via An LMS
APRIL 16, 2013
Your LMS vendor can be your best guide for the right infrastructure setup and to assess the readiness of your current setup to support blended learning. Inform them about various technical features and learning capacities of the LMS in respect of blended learning, while underlining the benefits of using them. ASTD ICE 2013 | May 19 – 22 | Dallas, TX, USA | Stand #839.
10 Advantages Of Leveraging LMS For Blended Learning
APRIL 30, 2013
By pulling in formal and informal learning channels together, you can increase communication and collaborative learning not just amongst your learners but also between learners and trainers. These online resources serve as a repository for your learners to access information just-in-time of need or as performance-support tools during a face-to-face learning session. For Learners.
Nine Information Alternatives to the Now Defunct Training Magazine
MARCH 2, 2010
You can read some posts about its closing: Training Magazine Closes and Now, it appears, So Do the Conferences It's Happening in the Learning Industry: Training Magazine and Web Site Shutting Down RIP Training Magazine by Jane Bozarth Training Magazine, RIP by Jay Cross Training Magazine and Web Site to Close at Learning Solutions Magazine Fortunately, over the past few years a number of information sources have arisen that can provide good, solid information about the industry. And of course ASTD's T&D Magazine contains good information about learning and development as well.