Fri.May 27, 2011

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The New Face of Blended Learning

Social Learning

I’ve been creating blended training solutions for years that look something like this: My model needs a face lift. came across a couple of resources that have me thinking about it. Here’s the gist: Disruptive innovation (termed as such by Harvard Business School Professor Clayton M. My point here is that the pieces are valid; it’s just that blended learning is not linear or boxed up.

Avatars and Social Learning Theory

Kapp Notes

Recently, I posted about Bandura’s Social learning theory , this posting continues the discussion and relates it specifically to instruction involving avatars. Social Learning Theory. Robert Bandura in the late 1970’s articulated the concept of social learning theory as a method in which individuals learn from one another in the context of a social situation through observation. Social learning theory is based on the premise that observation and imitation by an individual leads to learned behavior. And there are several advantages to implementing avatars as social models.

Dev Corner - Interview with Tony Lambert

Visual Lounge

It's time for another Dev Corner from Randall Brown and Jared Wein. Take a sneak peek into our development department with an interview of Tony Lambert, the lead developer on Camtasia Relay. It's a short video that runs just over 8 minutes. What questions do you have for our developers? I'd love some ideas for future Dev Corner blog posts! Dev Corner 617

Yesterday's blog post

Learning with e's

You are only as good as your last game - so goes the sporting maxim. And it's true - in sport you can't rest on your laurels, or live on past glories, because before you know it, some young pretender is ready to bury you, and you are suddenly second best. Fortunately, for most of us at least, the academic world usually isn't as cut-throat as that. But are you as good as your last blog?

How to Choose Between On-Demand and Instructor-Led Training

Not sure whether to offer on-demand or instructor-led training, or both? Each has its pros and cons and your decision will depend on your organization’s needs and goals. Download this eBook to learn which option is better at scale, as well as the resources needed to implement each training type.

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So what do we mean by assessments anyway?

SharePoint and Assessment

When one person talks about assessments, they might mean something different to someone else. The best definition I’ve seen of assessment is from my colleague Eric Shepherd: “any systematic method of obtaining evidence by posing questions to draw inferences about the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and other characteristics of people for a specific purpose.”. Commentary Assessment White paper

The need for non-formal learning


Throughout 2011 we will be publishing extracts from The New Learning Architect. We move on to the fourth part of chapter 4: More proactive approaches are needed because, however good our performance support environment, there are certain fundamental things we need to know and skills we need to have before we can make any serious attempt to function in our present jobs, or take on new responsibilities. We are, of course, recruited as much as anything, for the skills and knowledge we already possess – for our years of experience with other employers and for our qualifications.

Podcast #11. Take Two!!

Tayloring it

Damian Farrell chats with Craig about how he has enhanced some of his face-to-face training by using some simple, intuitive *FREE* tools. Download podcast in mp3 format: Take Two. Subscribe to the podcast in iTunes. Shownotes. Blog Post: QR Codes? Sounds like something out of a Bond film! Google Breadcrumbs. Toonlet. Music  Source. Share/Bookmark

Psychopaths and others

Learning and Working on the Web

Tweet Here are some of the things I found via Twitter this past week. QUOTES. RalphMercer – “would (LMS) learning management systems exist if we weren’t trying to make someone pay?&#. PembaTrees – “Was asked for an easy way to start a NGO … Spend 5 years writing proposals, give talks, start a social enterprise & get a line of credit.&#. B4HOttawa – “Wisdom is like a baobab tree; no one individual can embrace it – African Proverb&#. Without Workflow, Social Business Is Doomed – via @bduperrin. But is it? Friday's Finds

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.

There Is No Chalk - Untitled Article

There Is No Chalk

What does your organization spend on PM training?:

Twitter Digest for 2011-05-27

Jane Hart

Tweet. The Atlantic Launches Twitter-Based Book Club [link] via @ mashable #. "The need for an alternative to Facebook" [link] #. The C4LPT Daily is out! link] #. Powered by Twitter Tools. Twitter twitter