Wed.Jul 06, 2011

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mLearning: The Time is Now

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by AJ George   The push for mobile learning (mLearning) has been a surprisingly long one. Last year we talked about how mLearning wasn't quite ready , but we threw out some technical tips in case you were ready to dive in. Almost a year later we noted that the Horizon Report slated adoption of mLearning for one year or less. " It looks like the future of mLearning is officially now.

Advantages/Disadvantages of Online High Schools

Kapp Notes

Online high schools are not without challenges. Elizabeth Birr Moje, a professor of education at the University of Michigan who has studied online learning, says “there are some huge advantages&# to online high schools, including an individualized pace and better access to multimedia content. But she points out disadvantages as well…&# The disadvantage is that you may not learn to work with other people quite as well.&# Some students do report feelings of isolation and state they lack connections with others students in the online environment. But not all is lost. In Chicago, a thousand.&#

Design Thinking for Educators

Upside Learning

IDEO is one of the companies I admire for solid and contemporary product design and especially follow their Play and Digital Experience areas on their website. recently heard on twitter that they’d launched a toolkit for educators to assist with Design Thinking at [link]. If you’re a K12 educator, you’ve probably heard about this one by now. IDEO has broken design thinking down into five elegant steps and describe them as: 1. Discovery – I have a challenge. How do I approach it? 2. Interpretation – I learned something. How do I interpret it? 3. Ideation – I see an opportunity.

Snap! by Lectora Review

Integrated Learnings

By Joseph Suarez. Recently Trivantis, makers of the eLearning development program Lectora, announced the release of Snap! by Lectora. While the product isn't revolutionary and at times leaves more to be desired, with a $99 price tag, Snap deserves a closer look. So just what is Snap? Since Snap is a PowerPoint add-on, it exists inside PowerPoint as an additional option on the "Ribbon" menu. Flash.

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Why “Clear and Easy to Understand” can be bad

Usable Learning

So, as an instructional designer, part of my job is to make things clear and easy to understand , right? Well, it turns out that’s not necessarily the best option. Cathy Moore just put up a blog post that has her checklist for evaluating your own e-Learning design. “ You need to give your…readers stuff to do. Lani Diane Rich (aka Lucy March). Subjects were show sentence pairs.

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‘Generation Y’ is dead, long live ‘Generation T’

Dont Waste Your Time

I wasn’t aware of all the different labels that have been assigned in the past, but here is a brief overview (for those who are equally in the dark): The Lost Generation: Those who fought in World War I (born pre-1900). The Greatest Generation: Veterans of World War II (born 1901-1924). The Silent Generation: Also known as ‘War Babies’ (born 1925-1945). Amazing Must Watch!

App Fusion: 30 Twitter Apps for the Learning Pro by Terrence Wing

Learning Solutions Magazine

Twitter is no longer a solution looking for a problem. Users find more uses for this microblogging service. every day through apps, and that includes uses for personal and organizational learning. Here is a handy. list of apps that will improve your Twitter experience! Design Strategies Development Strategies Getting Started Management Strategies Social Media Tools

Evaluating Social Learning

Social Learning

It seems to me that right now this is a wide open field.  There are people looking at applying the Kirkpatrick model, there are people measuring the use of social learning tools, and there are people talking about something similar to Brinkerhoff’s Success Case Method. In the spirit of my blog posts on Re-evaluating Evaluation and Revisiting Kirkpatrick , I decided to start with Don Clark ?Big

Transform Your Video Strategy for Enterprise Learning & Communication

We sat down with Tom Clancy, former CLO of EMC, to discuss the role of video in the future of enterprise learning and communication.

Social Media for Training

Marcia Conner

Sometimes people read The New Social Learning in the hope it will be written expressly for trainers in corporate training departments. They learn quickly that it was written for leaders in every sort of department determined to help themselves and their people learn more from everything, not only training… from work and the interactions that

A practical guide to creating learning videos: part 4


In  part 1 of this series we examined the potential for video as a learning tool. In  part 2 , we moved on to look at the steps involved in pre-production. Part 3 took us to the shoot. And so to the final stage in the creation of a learning video – post-production. This may all seem very technical but modern software has transformed much of this to a process of drag and drop, copy and paste.

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LMS Identify

eLearning 24-7

Welcome, Welcome. How are you today? Audience: We are Fine – Craig! Glad to hear that. Well, I am here to tell you about an amazing product that can answer your LMS questions. That’s right your questions when it comes to identifying a LMS.  I know, I know you have heard it before, read about it before, thought about it before and yes, uh, did I say read about it before? Anyway, with my LMS Identify device, you simply hold the device, ask it a LMS question and whalla the answer magically appear s. Audience:  OOOOH, GASP! But, with a twist. You see, most people would start with.

Project Management: For Best Results, Add Training


Project managers are often thought of as the gears that keep a business moving full-steam ahead. But with the high-stakes pressure of deadlines, limited staff, and tight budgets, they need all the help they can get. Click image to enlarge). Online Training management management training project management project managers training workplace training

Customer Training Completion Rates

Curious to learn how different factors in your training courses may affect completion rates? We crunched the numbers to help you set goals for course completion and build your content strategy. Download the study to learn what kind of content keeps learners engaged, how long courses should be, and more.

The Promise of Computer-Based Instruction

Enspire Learning

I’ve been dreaming about the true promise of computer-based instruction since my days as a program coordinator for adult literacy services. The promise is adaptive and personalized learning. Two decades later, that promise still resides in the future – and in my imagination. Why aren’t we there yet? Which leads to the problem of learning maps. Is that all? Context.

From FTF to Online


The past couple of posts have tackled the myth that waiting lists are a good thing [ see "Wait Till Next Year" ] and that multiple offerings of the same program are the best option [ see "Waiting Lists are Overrated" ], and I promised to walk through a process for adapting face-to-face (FTF) sessions for online delivery… …because, as I said in the previous post, “Offering a series of Webinars that imitate what happens in the FTF sessions won’t cut it.&# Won’t even cut a tiny little slice of it. That’s what I’m saying. Basic accounting. Case study.

Five Common Pitfalls of Online Course Design

Learning Unbound

A quick survey of what passes for online courses these days immediately reveals the ways in which we are not thinking creatively about how technology can best support and enhance education. read more

How to Keep Employee Training Programs From Backfiring


Training programs are usually associated with better retention, but not always. Make this mistake and see your investment walk out the door. Training your employees, common sense tells us, builds loyalty and capacity and makes your organization more likely to retain talent for longer. But is this sensible assumption really true? High costs, limited ROI. Defining development.


Skill based learning – How it drives an organization’s performance

Training and learning organizations today play an active role in contributing to the bottom line of any organization by aligning their objectives to the immediate business objectives. This provides a solid ground for cost justification and encourages businesses to place training groups right where they should be, at the heart of a growing, thriving, learning culture.

Connected, the film

Jay Cross

Tiffany Shlain is a treasure. Her movie Connected comes out this fall. I can’t wait. There are a few screenings before the release.  I plan to see it on July 23 @ 4:30 at the  San Francisco Jewish Film Festival. Thanks to Ross Dawson for the tip. Just Jay