Tue.Dec 27, 2011

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What eLearning Should Learn From Games

Upside Learning

There sure are lot of learning design community folks who love to play digital games. It’s always interesting to hear gamers talk about why they play certain genres of games and what aspects of those games they love. What is even more impressive is the passion and motivation that gets individuals to play these games. Watching him learn to play and master the game has been quite a revelation.

Content Curation: One More Role for an Enterprise Community Manager

ID Reflections

Faced with the tsunami of information, we are all floundering to find our way to content that actually matters. From setting up filters--both of the automated and human variety--to trying to make sense of what we find, we are in a fix, so to speak. Hence, we see the rise of content curators as a breed who will help us to make sense of this world of worldwideweb that has suddenly gone amuck. The scene within an enterprise is not much different. The lifespan of enterprises are declining rapidly. Arnold Waldstein puts it elegantly: I’mdreaming hard for a conversational-based reality online.

IMU Learning Series 01 - Facebook for Learning and Teaching?


CLICK HERE to join the Live Session (Web Conferencing) 2:30 - 3:30 P.M. Malaysian time) (GMT + 8 Hours: 6:30 - 7:30 A.M) AGENDA Can Facebook be used for teaching and learning? How can it be used? In this online session we will explore Facebook together, share examples and discuss how it can be used for teaching and learning with a specific emphasis on using Facebook Groups and Pages.

Collective sense-making

Learning and Working on the Web

Tweet More of my online sense-making is in connecting to people, not accessing information sources. For instance, I read a few journals but I have dropped several, knowing that other people in my network will find the interesting articles and let me know. look for experts who share their knowledge or act as human-powered content aggregators, selecting quality information and discarding the crap.

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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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Check Out This Free PowerPoint Template & Tutorial

Rapid eLearning

It’s that time of year to share gifts, so here’s an elearning template that you’re free to use as you wish. It’s inspired by a Christmas tree with the green background and colored bulbs. The template comes with a few layouts and they’re easy enough to modify, which you’ll see in the tutorials. I see the color bulbs as a way to feature different sections. Click here to view the template in action.

Learning Lessons from “A Christmas Story”

Spark Your Interest

OK, I admit it, I’m one of those people that watches A Christmas Story annually and can quote dialogue from the movie. It’s legendary in my house, in spite of the fact my English husband doesn’t get it (but then again, he watched Benny Hill and I don’t get that). As I watched it this year, I found myself wondering why it has such appeal and thought there must be some real parallels to life.  If this were a parenting blog, I’d put in my parenting lessons, but it is a learning blog, so I’ll put in learning lessons! You never know which one will prevail.

Instructional Designers: Create Workbooks, not Manuals


How many binders do you have on your bookshelf? A lot, right? Just about everyone has taken a training class and been given a training binder, taken it back to their desk, and never opened it again. It’s crazy. So many people have have all these training binders on their desks just collecting dust. Do they do it because they know it assists learning? Now that’s user-generated training.

Right to know versus the nature of digital information

George Siemens

In eras of dramatic change – such as militarization in ancient Rome and the French Revolution/Industrial Revolution – existing mindsets and institutions are, in Schumpeter’s words, creatively destroyed. The newspaper, recording, and TV industries have experienced this recently as digital information comes into its own and sheds legacy structures (such as the “album” or the “newspaper”). Politicians have certainly felt the inability to control narratives and restrict information flow in 2011. ” The challenge in this instance goes beyond ethics.

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.

CLO's Top Stories of 2012

There Is No Chalk

I received ISPI's Performance Digest for the day, and I was struck by the lack of substance. Indeed, a couple of the stories seem to conflict ("Change Management vs. Change Leadership" and "Rise of the Change Manager"), many are the obvious ("The Best Approach to Training", "Stop Long, Boring Staff Training; Start Short, Social Learning Modules"), others are laments ("Intelligence Lost: The. workplace learning and performance wlp instructional systems design HPT HPI