Thu.Apr 26, 2012

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How to Save ‘Social Learning’ Before We Destroy It

Mindflash

Social Learning is a term that is rapidly spreading throughout the learning and performance field. It’s also a phrase that is on the verge of being completely perverted by the same community. Don’t get me wrong; I’m a big believer in the natural learning that occurs through social interactions. It’s just that, quite frankly, we’re screwing it up. What Exactly Is Social Learning?

Lies, damned lies and the Internet

Learning with e's

Critical thinking is an increasingly important skill students need to acquire. Content is growing exponentially on the web, and students are exposed to increasing amounts of erroneous material, misleading, biased or opinionated accounts and false research. During the last week I have been thinking about how teachers can address this issue. How do we instill these critical skills in our learners?

Email and the Ladder of Inference

The Peformance Improvement

Email, as well as text messages, Tweets, and Facebook comments, are often misinterpreted. The words might be clear but the tone of the message is not understood. In fact, tone cannot be accurately communicated in these media. The brevity of the sender’s message and limited attention on the part of the receiver result in a kind of communication that is ripe for misconstrued emotion and intensity.

Learning is the new black

Learning and Working on the Web

Work is learning and learning is the work. Yet too much of our organizational learning is focused on the 5% that is not at work , and usually sitting in a classroom or staring at a screen clicking the next button. If you want to show that you are not in the shovelware business and understand how important learning is for business, you can now show your colours. Learning is the new Black.

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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The Thinking Behind a Branching Scenario

E-learning Uncovered

A common question we get about authoring tools is whether or not a given tool can do branching scenarios. The fact is, branching scenarios can be extremely easy to assemble. The functional requirements can be very simple—you just need to go to one page with the click of one button and another page with the click of another button. You can even do it in PowerPoint with action buttons.

Factoring in Organizational Culture in E-Learning

Atrixware

Recently, I was speaking to a colleague who was just about ready to throw in the E-learning towel. They had, in their own words, done everything “ right.”  ”  Meaning that their initiative was well thought out, carefully planned in coordination with proven adult learning theories and executed perfectly. The only problem was that it wasn’t working. ” All good questions. 

Managing SMEs #2 - Creating ISD & SME Collaboration in eLearning & mLearning with SME Content Development Plan

Developer on Duty

If we don't communicate what we need, how will those  around us know what to do?  . As of this year, my wife and I have been married eleven years, and we have 3 kids, ages 10,8, and 6. Suffice it to say,  we have some conflict everyday. The daily grind of work, house, school, kids, and a dog create family issues. Resentment builds in relationships because of poor expectations. Sound familiar?

Using Return on Investment for Training Programs

The Learning Dispatch

Return on Investment (ROI) is a metric commonly used in business and financial circles to compare competing investments. The use of ROI is growing in the training industry, but has recently become controversial; industry thought leader, Jane Bozarth recently said ROI is “evaluation by autopsy.” Leading E-Learning blogger David Kelly states in his blog post "Why We Should Stop Talking About ROI in Training" that "for as long as Return on Investment, or ROI, has been a prevalent concept in business, it’s also been a fixture of workplace learning and performance. But no longer a welcome one.

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Whitepaper: When The LMS Isn’t Enough

In this whitepaper, you will discover the main reasons why the LMS alone is no longer meeting the needs of the modern learner. More importantly, you will learn what you can do to enhance its value.

INFOGRAPHIC: How To Smarten Up Sexual Harassment Training

Mindflash

Sexual harassment is no laughing matter — yet many companies roll out online training courses, videos workshops, and other materials that can feel more like awkward parodies than valuable resources. How can you make sure that your training program explains sexual harassment without giving everyone a case of the giggles? Here are some guidelines to help training be teken seriously.

Are You a Harvard Hypocrite?

eContent

Understand that this post is being written by a Dartmouth man, but in truth this topic has little to do with either school. better question would be, do you believe in open access to knowledge? Some background: a few technical societies such as the IEEE and ASME control technical research publishing. Why Harvard? An article in Time Magazine notes that Harvard now spends $3.75 Thank you. Media 2.0

FOOL-PROOF Formula For Successful Instructional Design

LearnDash

Despite the various forms of eLearning development, there is a proven strategy that will go a long way in increasing the effectiveness of your eLearning. For many out there, this might be engrained in your phsyche; the basis for every training you develop – but for many professionals entering the field, you can use this as a general guide on how all your training should be developed. Tweet.

Games We Should Play - The Gamification of Learning

Designed for Learning

Recently, I participated in a #TrainChat on twitter on the topic: "What Angry Birds Can Teach Us About Instructional Design." The The chat was interesting and insightful and some very good points were made about the impact of design elements such as simplicity, focus on skills and competencies, engagement, motivation and challenge. The chat came at a time when I was reading about 'gamification'. games game-based learning Gamification of learning gaming Design

Storyboarding for eLearning

Storyboarding is a very important step for creating eLearning courses. But don’t you feel it’s a waste of time to start creating the courses from scratch and copy-paste text and other objects from the storyboard to the eLearning tool for course development.

Measurement Part 4: Implementation Tips and Technology Tools

The Learning Circuits

Designing the program is only the beginning - data are even more valuable in enabling you to consistently improve your learning programs. This week, we’ll discuss the “red meat”: Implementation, data analysis, and program improvement. Baseline Assessment Once you have completed your program design, start the implementation phase by taking a baseline assessment. This means using the tools and measurements you have identified to assess your target audience’s current status and performance - and your organization’s status and performance. While this can be frustrating, it is an opportunity.

OpenSesame Joins the Oregon Entrepreneurs Network Webinar Series

OpenSesame

OpenSesame is proud to announce that co-founders Josh Blank and Tom Turnbull will appear next week on the Oregon Entrepreneurs Network “Life in an Incubator” webinar series, sharing our experience working and growing in the Portland State University Business Accelerator. Right Press Releases

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The Gamification of Learning and Instruction

Take an e-Learning Break

Karl Kapp’s new book “The Gamification of Learning and Instruction” launched this week – I was able to preview the book. It’s available on the ASTDBook store and Amazon. Make sure to use your Chapter Code when ordering the book to support your local ASTD Chapter - the Houston ASTD Code is CH7032. The four themes in the book are: 1. Matching game results with game design. 4. This is a arcade game.

Why You Need Responsible Social Media Use Training

eLearning TV

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Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success

Off-the-shelf elearning is applicable for a wide audience, but it won’t address your organization’s unique situations or distinctive content. So are these courses all that helpful? For sure! Read on for 7 secrets to make off-the-self learning your own.

Brandon's App of the Week – Pocket

Bottom-Line Performance

Each week Brandon Penticuff , Bottom-Line Performance’s Director of Technology and admitted app-obsessed iOS user will share an app that he is using that week. Whether it is an app to make you more productive, teach you something, or simply entertain you, we hope that you’ll enjoy learning about them! Perhaps the best way to think of Pocket is to imagine it as a DVR for the internet.

Games for Change Festival 2012

Twitterpated with Learning

I’m registered for the 9 th Annual Games for Change Festival in NYC from June 18 th to 20 th.  I attended last year as well, and it was my favorite conference-type event of the year. love to see concrete examples of what works, and one of the things that this event does particularly well is offer sessions that focus on actual games and their development process, in addition to more general theory.

Brandon’s App of the Week – Pocket

Bottom-Line Performance

Each week Brandon Penticuff , Bottom-Line Performance’s Director of Technology and admitted app-obsessed iOS user will share an app that he is using that week. Whether it is an app to make you more productive, teach you something, or simply entertain you, we hope that you’ll enjoy learning about them! Perhaps the best way to think of Pocket is to imagine it as a DVR for the internet.

Style-ish

Clark Quinn

I’m a real fan of styles, ala Microsoft Word.  If you don’t get  this concept, I wish you would. Let me explain. The concept is fairly simple. Instead of hand-formatting a document by manually adding in bold, font sizes, italics, indents, extra paragraph returns, you define a paragraph as a ‘style’  That is, you say this paragraph is a heading 1, that paragraph is normal or body text, this other one is a figure, etc. Then you define what a heading one looks like: bold, font size 14, with space before of 6 pts, and space after of 6 pts, etc. Why use styles?

Ditching the formal performance review? Kineo shares 3 Elements for Success

Is your organization thinking about moving towards a performance development culture? What are the elements to succeeding and keeping managers and employees engaged? Download “A Road Map for Change” to find out and gain insight into making the transition as smooth as possible on your journey into this brave new world.

INFOGRAPHIC: How To Smarten Up Sexual Harassment Training

Mindflash

Sexual harassment is no laughing matter — yet many companies roll out online training courses, videos workshops, and other materials that can feel more like awkward parodies than valuable resources. How can you make sure that your training program explains sexual harassment without giving everyone a case of the giggles? Here are some guidelines to help training be teken seriously.

Managing SMEs #2 - Creating ISD & SME Collaboration in eLearning & mLearning with SME Content Development Plan

Developer on Duty

If we don't communicate what we need, how will those  around us know what to do?  . As of this year, my wife and I have been married eleven years, and we have 3 kids, ages 10,8, and 6. Suffice it to say,  we have some conflict everyday. The daily grind of work, house, school, kids, and a dog create family issues. Resentment builds in relationships because of poor expectations. Sound familiar?

MOOCs and Content Stores

Viplav Baxi Meanderings

Every instant someone is learning, or trying to learn the same thing as you are. Every moment, someone apart from you is solving the same problem. Every moment, someone is searching for the same thing that you are. There is an immediacy in learning, in the learning at that instant, that has awesome proportions and purports for scale. MOOCs as environments with techniques for sense-making and connection-making, provide the ideal melting pot for that immediacy. There is also the flip side. Every instant of your learning someone has encountered before. At least, in general, more or less.