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JANUARY 30, 2012 Reviewing elearning examples
I recently wrote about elearning garbage , and in case I doubted my assessment, today’s task made my dilemma quite clear. I was asked to be one of the judges for an elearning contest. Seven courses were identified as ‘finalists’, and my task was the review each and assign points in several categories. Only one was worthy of release, and only one other even made a passing grade. This is a problem. Let me get the good news out of the way first. It was very compelling stuff, with very real examples, and meaningful decisions. On the other hand, there were the six other projects.
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JANUARY 30, 2012 IMU-LS-04: Facilitating a Massive Open Online Course (Stephen Downes)
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER (100 Free slots made available to Public! Running out fast!) IMU LEARNING SERIES Welcome to the IMU Learning Series (Round 4)… The most electrifying webinar series on the planet (by 2013)! We are thrilled to announce that our second invited International speaker is Stephen Downes …Simply WOW! UPCOMING WEBINAR? Too exciting to mention. CLICK HERE!
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JANUARY 30, 2012 An 8 Year-Old Does Social Learning
For those that know me well, I’m a proud papa to three young goats aged 8, 6 and 4. My beloved is also in the education ranks (we met in Montreal through our B.Ed program at McGill University) so our goats have little choice in the matter of an all-education smorgasbord upbringing. The goats may end up demented, but that’s another story. Cate is the precocious 4 year-old. she asked me.
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JANUARY 30, 2012 What you should look for when doing a QA
Last week I set out the benefits of QA. But what does ‘QA’ actually mean? To many people, it is synonymous with ‘proof-reading’, but that’s a very simplistic view. QA stands for quality assurance, and that means quality in every respect. If you were QA-ing a newspaper article, the review would of course cover spelling and grammar. But it would also cover factual accuracy, tone of voice, sources for quotations and so on. If you were QA-ing a dining table, however, there’s no proof-reading required. Is the writing consistently UK or US English spelling?
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LEARNING VISIONS ASTD TechKnowledge Wrap Up in Pictures #ASTDTK12
| MONDAY, JANUARY 30, 2012
Back home now after another exciting week in Las Vegas for ASTD’s TechKnowledge 2012 conference and expo. I took a redeye home Friday night and then went camping with my son’s cub scout pack Saturday night. Crazy, I know.). know my brain was full but invigorated! live blogged most of the sessions I went to: Jane McGonigal. Stuart Crabb of Facebook. Connie Malamed on Cognitive Load. Cindy Huggett on the Virtual Classroom. Julie Dirksen on Learner Experience Design. Lisa Doyle of the VA. Kind of a fancy magic trick, eh? Perhaps a picture of the way things will be? Talk about thrilling! astdtk12 MORE >>
- Community lessons
Tweet Here are some lessons I’ve learned about online learning communities that are developed in support of training and education: A loose-knit online learning community can scale to many participants and remain effective. Only a small percentage, ~ 10%, of members, will be active. If facilitators can seed good topics and provide feedback, then conversations can flourish. If you use a very gentle hand in controlling members/learners, some will become highly participative. Keep the structure loose enough so that it can grow or change according to the needs of the community. Communities MORE >>
- The End of a Job as We Know It
The concept of a job, as we know it, is starting to go away. Over the last year I've been speaking with many corporate business and human resource leaders and hearing a common theme: we need our organizations to be more agile. We need to redesign organizations so we can learn faster, communicate better, and respond more rapidly to change. This quest for the agile organization has changed the nature of what we call a job. few examples. Pfizer , has set "increase business agility" as one of its four goals for the coming year. Something very profound is happening. MORE >>
SUDDEN INSIGHT #astdTK12: Immersive Learning Simulations – Cutting Through the Hype
| MONDAY, JANUARY 30, 2012
Summary: At ASTD’s TechKnowledge 2012, Steven Villachica and Deborah Stone defined immersive learning simulations, offered four tips for building them, and then discussed a simulation they had built together. Steven and Deborah defined an immersive learning simulation loosely, in my opinion. Their definition includes many different types of products, including serious games, simulators, mobile learning, case studies, scenario-based learning, problem or project-based learning. Learners should be engaged at the problem or task level, not just the operational or action level. MORE >>
MINDLEADERS Facing Up To The Skills Crisis with Functional Skills
| MONDAY, JANUARY 30, 2012
Today’s post comes courtesy of Roger Francis, MindLeaders HR and Learning Services director At our recent Functional Skills Forum , the disturbing fact was presented that nearly one quarter of working adults have numeracy skills below those expected of an 11 year old starting at secondary school. Even more worrying is the fact that the figure has got worse since the last survey in 2003. All of this despite huge focus on the problem by successive governments and millions of pounds of funding allocated to solve it. So what has gone wrong? Functional Skills Apprenticeship functional skill MORE >>
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- LMS Blog: Latest Release of LatitudeLearning LMS - January 30, 2012 LATITUDE LEARNING BLOG | MONDAY, JANUARY 30, 2012
- Drowning in E-Mail? A Few Tips for Staying Afloat MINDFLASH | MONDAY, JANUARY 30, 2012
- New Year, New Job, New City, New Shoes ONEHUNDREDFORTYWORDS | MONDAY, JANUARY 30, 2012
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- Are You "Stuck" or Just Resting? BAMBOO PROJECT | MONDAY, JANUARY 30, 2012
- Thinking Ahead and Sales Effectiveness BLOOMFIRE | MONDAY, JANUARY 30, 2012
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