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Doctoring the Informal Learning Environment

E-Learning Provocateur

Anne Marie Cunningham is a GP and Clinical Lecturer at Cardiff University, Wales. She authors the blog Wishful thinking in medical education , which she uses to advance thinking about the training of student doctors. We know that entering wards can be a daunting experience for students. They don’t feel part of a team. They don’t know who everyone is. So what can we do? would browse.

The Aesthetics of Games

Kapp Notes

It might not seem like it but aesthetics–art, beauty and visual elements—are part of every game from the symmetry of the tic-tac-toe game space to the clever little Monopoly pieces and all the way to the cinematic detail of a video game like Red Dead Redemption with its panoramic views of the American Wild West. Regardless of the game, aesthetics play an important role. Foursquare Badges.

9 Top Learning, Technology & Media Links: Weekly Digest – 21

Upside Learning

Learning as we knew it has undergone (and continues to undergo) a sea change. Today, we have new forms of learning like – blended, informal, social, mobile etc. And these new forms gain more momentum as we shift into a world were time and attention spans are both shrinking. Learn about some of these new approaches here. You can dig into our previous lists here. 1. Find it all here. 2.

On Competencies and Compliance

Clark Quinn

While my colleagues in the ITA and I are railing against the LMS as a complete solution for organizational performance (and the vendors rally back with their move beyond course management with social and portal capabilities, to be fair), one overriding cry is heard: “but we have to do compliance!&#  And, yes, they do. But that umbrella covers a multitude of sins as well as some real importance. So, for the record, I acknowledge that I want procedures followed when lives are on the line and other cases where it’s important. What I am concerned about, however, are two things.

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Rock and a hard place

Learning with e's

Earlier today Shelly Terrell tweeted that she would prefer to see schools invest in mobile technologies than in Interactive White Boards (IWBs). Here's what she said: "Personally, I feel $$ better spent on mobile devices in classrooms vs IWBs." Many teachers I have watched tend to use IWBs like an expensive display board. They won't let smaller hands anywhere near it. Never! Elf and safety mate.

Engagement Matters: Five Tips on Building Employee Engagement


In a post last week, we studied the experience of Holly Spoth-Torres, an Alaskan Park Superintendent, as she transformed her workforce into a nimble, collaborative, problem-solving team. Now it’s time to apply her lessons learned to workforces in general. Why does engagement matter? Creating eLearning Courses Enterprise

Make Sure Your E-Learning Course Looks the Way It’s Supposed To

Rapid eLearning

Years ago when I did video production, it seemed that every one of my customers wanted the final video to be like an MTV music video—fast moving with quick cuts. They didn’t seem to care much about whether or not that was the right approach; they just knew they wanted it to be like MTV. By the way, this was back when MTV actually showed music videos. What’s in Your Client’s Head? Come prepared.


Using scenarios to involve learners

Spicy Learning

I have often seen courses where the learner has to read information in a popup on clicking a button. This click appears with its associated learner instruction and at times is just ornamentation on the screen. If this happens too frequently in a course, the learner starts responding in almost ‘Pavlov-esque’ fashion: a conditioned reflex (okay, so it was the dog and not Pavlov that responded, but you see my point!). The course is no longer entertaining and certainly not engaging. However by definition you could say it is interactive! admit I have been party to such a line of thought many times.

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The ‘Wikified’ Future of Employee Training


The recession is technically over, but that doesn’t mean organizations are keen to spend one penny more than they have to. Just look at training — back in 2009 when the financial crisis was still raging, research firm Bersin & Associates asked firms how their training budgets were faring. Today, broadcast quality video can be shot on a digital SLR camera that costs less than $2,000.&#.