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#MOOCs change education, but jobs decline in a knowledge era

Ignatia Webs

Jay Cross got me onto the Ted video where Daphne Koller (co-founder of Coursera) speaks about the benefits of MOOCs. And yes, great MOOCs follow the best practices of great online learning: active learning, authentic learning, peer-to-peer interactions, peer grading. and Daphne puts everything out there very clear and with research based evidence + MOOC stat examples. Yes, MOOCs can reach everyone.

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Why We Need Instructional Design More Than Ever

Allison Rossett

In spite of gripes about relevance, congruence with new technology, and sluggishness, I remain an instructional design fan. ID is not perfect, but it is what we have, and it does tame the chaos that surrounds us– to some extent. I’m one of those people who appreciates the good old days of ID. Now, there are new ID frameworks , welcome additions, in my view.

Ten Tips for Instructional Designers


As a marketplace for online training courses, we’ve quickly learned what our customers are looking for in elearning courses - and what keeps buyers coming back for more. In a web presentation during yesterday’s Elearning Guild Online Forum , I shared some of the instructional design best practices that we’ve learned from talking with customers. Here’s my Top Ten:  Right Creating eLearning Courses

Writing & Grammar: Compound Sentences and Run-Ons

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Jennie Ruby  Putting two sentences together to form one larger sentence is a common way to express more complex thoughts. But I see even academic writers with MAs or PhDs get the punctuation wrong. Here's how it works. You put two complete sentences together. Nothing is more central to neoclassical microeconomics than the concept of a market. +. Textbooks leave its meaning up in the air. =. Nothing is more central to neoclassical microeconomics than the concept of a market * textbooks leave its meaning up in the air. The asterisk indicates where the two original sentences meet.

Get an Exclusive Articulate Storyline Game Show Template from eLearning Brothers

Download one of the most popular game templates from eLearning Brothers with a look and feel exclusively made for eLearning Learning subscribers! eLearning Brothers creates awesome templates and assets to help you look like an eLearning Rockstar!

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Wonderful Brain

Who hasn’t been the recipient of the exhortations of motivation? It seems everywhere; used to suggest, cajole and inspire workers. Indeed exhort all of us to get out in front of a task and get going. remember, I think, a professor or mentor of mine in the education business who consistently said that motivation, a mental state, is not what we want to create. No, he said, what we really want is movement. Movement is measurable, while motivation lies within us affected by a variety of mental attitudes and internal prejudices. The End of Motivation? So what to do? Science and Business. Management.

Demo Our Management Simulation All Month Long!

Enspire Learning

Every Tuesday and Thursday throughout March, we’ll be holding group demonstrations of our newest management training program, Management Challenge. Management Challenge is a simulation-based management development program that lets managers practice communicating with employees, delegating projects, and managing employee engagement. Develop and deepen relationships through coaching.

Snagit Captures Google Adwords Accounts

Visual Lounge

Carlos Garcia is a bilingual voice over artist, Google Adwords certified partner , and president and founder of Please Hold Advertising, Inc., a custom on hold message provider and web marketing firm. And, as if that wasn’t already enough, Carlos has become a Snagit screencasting pro. Show Instead of Tell. Navigating this complicated program is challenging, but it doesn’t have to be impossible.

Really Learning To Do Something New


I was recently challenged by a reader to define what I mean when I use the words “learn” or “learning”. Here it is:  I’ll use the game of golf. If you want to learn to play golf, you can go to a seminar, read a book about the history and etiquette of golf, watch a [.]. Learning

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.

LearnDash Launches The “LearnDash Library”


Starting with the release of Version 1.1.0, LearnDash will be offering all LMS extensions 100% FREE to LearnDash customers via the new “LearnDash Library”  We want you to get the most out of your LMS, and it doesn’t really seem right to “nickel and dime” those of you who put the faith of your learning programs into LearnDash. LearnDash wordpress lms

21 Ways to Use Ask3

Visual Lounge

We asked Ask3 users how they are using the app.  We found some really cool ones and wanted to share! give students problems and they show me their solutions. I can then tell what corrections must be made on a student by student basis. 4) In classes, diary. 5) I am using Ask3 to both deliver content and get student feedback. The content I deliver is short problem tutorials. Let us know!

Prostate Problems and Nordic Ski Racing (part 2)


This post continues my documentation of  how one man is dealing with an enlarged prostate. In my case, I am very active and in the midst of my Nordic Ski racing season. Suddenly being faced with an enlarged prostate which requires surgery was not part of my original training schedule. Today's post will focus more on some of medical issues one must face. very personal part of our body.

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The Hole in the Sidewalk

In the Middle of the Curve

Some really amazing sidewalk art from Julian Beever (Pavement Picasso) -- My last post pretty much categorized all of the fears I have around this new Learning Ecosystem thing. good night's sleep and I think I can see those concerns for what they are: - The Lizard Brain (Seth Godin) - The Resistance (Steven Pressfield) - The Flinch (Julian Smith) Admittedly, these concerns are very real.

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.

Digitec Blog Post Named to Association Universe’s Daily Best

Association eLearning

As a guest author on the blog, Jack McGrath, President and Creative Director at. Digitec, reported on the skills gap problem facing industries and what associations can do to help solve the problem. The post spread like wildfire and was shared dozens of times across social media platforms. “Can Associations Bridge the Skills-gap for Their Members” even made it on Association Universe’s Daily Best list. In the post, Jack shares a compelling new continung education model in which associations help members identify, then fill, skill-gaps. Bio Latest Posts.

Survey: Parents Twice as Likely to Head Back to School

CLO Magazine

Nearly 40 percent of parents say heading back to earn a higher degree is needed to demonstrate the importance of education to their children, according to a new survey. Phoenix — Feb. 21 Many parents in America are considering higher education to not only help them get ahead in the workplace but to also set a good example for their children, according to a new survey. recent survey from University of Phoenix found that parents are twice as likely as non-parents (60 percent, compared to 30 percent, respectively) to consider going back to school. Source: University of Phoenix

Canon PowerShot Sx50 HS

Jay Cross

This is an amazing camera. Takes great shots. The show-stopper is x50 zoom. These shots of the meditation chair in my redwood grove were all taken from the same location! Here are two cars filled with intangibles on the n-scale Internet Time Lines: and the caboose: Spring has sprung here in Berkeley. It makes my snapshots look like professional art photography. Just Jay