Fri.Oct 21, 2011

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2 of the Funniest Instructional Design Related Videos

Kapp Notes

I’ve posted both of these videos before but I am posting them again, any time I feel a little overwhelmed, they always bring a smile to my face and they are a bit ID related…especially the one about building a stop sign, I have totally experienced that meeting. Number 2: Death Star Help Desk Interview. Here is my original post on the Death Star Help Desk post. Design

My life…in elearning

Learning Visions

20 years ago I was a struggling recent college graduate who had moved to Boston in the middle of a recession. worked as the Assistant Aquatics Director at a JCC, teaching and coaching swimming. I had never heard of elearning and did not own a computer. I had never sent an email; I had never made a call on a mobile phone. It sounded really glamorous to me. We are adapting as we speak. You there.

PowerPoint 2010: I Installed Lion and Now My Shortcuts Don't Work!

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by AJ George. Recently I updated my iMac to OS X Lion. I do a lot of work in Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 on the Mac by using Parallels. In a previous article I covered how to move objects in PowerPoint less than the standard 6 points using the arrow keys. By holding down the [ Ctrl ] key in conjunction with a directional arrow key you can move objects 1.25 points at a time instead. " PowerPoin

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Cases in custom content development: tentative suggestion 2 - never regard a job as finished

Clive on Learning

Some work has to be right first time. Let's take a feature film for example. With hundreds of people that need to be tightly co-ordinated over a relatively short period, spending millions of dollars in the process, a film shoot has to be prepared with extraordinary precision. It is unbelievably expensive and sometimes completely impractical to go back and re-shoot a scene that didn't turn out right. It hardly ever happens. And once a launch date has been set and the films and DVDs manufactured, there is little or no way of making changes. This is a right first time business. cases ADDIE

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Learning Conversation with Liz Griffin, Director, Global People Team, Ernst & Young – Part 2

Learning Cafe

With a career in organisational development, learning and development, HR, line management and operations spanning 27 years, Liz’s experiences have encompassed the education, hospitality, airline and professional services sectors. Since 2003, she has worked closely with Ernst & Young practices in 20 countries across Asia Pacific and was based in Hong Kong working across Asia from 2006 – 2010. Currently, Liz is in a global organisational development internal consulting role based in Sydney. This is part 2 of the interview. Part 1 is here. Jeevan: Liz, “keeping up” learning must be tough.

Learning, changing and thinking

Learning and Working on the Web

Tweet Here are some of the observations and insights shared via Twitter this past week. . In a Complex World, Continuous Learning & Simple Truths Prevail by @CharlesJennings. Despite the sophistication, the big brains and the resources available to the traders and executives in Lehmann Brothers, Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley and the rest, it appears they failed to see this simple truth.

Transforming learning through analytics

George Siemens

Data, big data, analytics, and visualization are significant trends in education. We need to pay attention. There is much to be alarmed about with analytics, including the mechanization of teaching, learning, and assessment. Additionally, the data and analytics that are easy to collect and conduct risk becoming a simple veneer over the complexities of learning and cognition.

When formal learning is less appropriate


Throughout 2011 we will be publishing extracts from The New Learning Architect. We move on to the third part of chapter 7: What is the difference between education and training? The answer, according to the old joke, is that, whereas you might be happy for your children to have sex education at school, you’d be a little disconcerted if they had sex training. Training is, almost by definition, interactive. It has to impact on performance and, to accomplish this, it must involve a highly practical element. It can only be attained within the performance context. People learn in response to need.

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.

Friday Spotlight > Mötley Crüe

Enspire Learning

Enspire custom learning work, to say nothing of products like Executive Challenge, might seem worlds removed from a concert experience. But this summer, our media arm Houndstooth partnered with Daddy Van Productions to produce large scale video and motion graphics for the 2011 Mötley Crüe Tour. The HT team first shot video in several locations.

Challenging the myths surrounding informal learning

Jay Cross

Jane Hart just alerted me to this post on Blackboard Blog, 5 Myths About Informal Learning. My comment is awaiting moderation, so I’ll repost it here: Right on. I’ve found that optimists view these five things as benefits where pessimists see only red flags. I’m in the optimist camp. Here’s my take: “It’s too unstructured” = it’s open-ended, has room for growth, changes with the times, and let’s people be all they can be. won’t retain” = people who learn at the point of need apply their learning immediately. this reinforcement makes lessons stick. that’s why most learning is informal.

Keeping Austin Beautiful

Enspire Learning

Enspirees are doing their part to keep Austin beautiful. On Oct. 14, members of the Enspire team joined nearly 500 Austinites for a Fall Service Day organized by the Entrepreneurs Foundation of Central Texas. The event brought together volunteers from 20 companies for a day of beautification projects in Zilker Park. It took 60 trucks to cart away all the plants the group removed! Building 3.5

3 Learning and Development Lessons From …. M&Ms


M&M’s, those delicious little candies with a mix of colors on the outside and great filling on the inside. Who would have thought they would provide a great lesson about hiring and developing employees? Today’s workplace in an intellectual or service workplace – much of manufacturing has moved offshore. Instead consider that we are in a “filling” or thinking world. Develop the filling.

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Playing - Learning - HDR Photography


A entire new world is opening up to me. HDR Photogaphy ! Early this Summer I purchased a new camera ( Canon Powershot SX30 IS ), and I'm finally learning how to use all its features. including image bracketing while I either give preference to Aperture Size or Shutter Speed (takes 3 images while adjusting the exposure up and down from my settings). Click to view at full size. Northern Life

The informal learning plugin, on an LMS near you soon

Learning Rocks

I just read a tweet from Jay Cross that took me to a post from a representative of Blackboard, makers of the dreadful LMS, purporting to dispel "myths" about informal learning. Given that I take informal learning to be a conceptual notion of knowledge acquisition and sharing rather than a defined and fairly uncontroversial body of knowledge like, say, climate science or evolution, I was intrigued and felt I needed to know more about these "myths". I had to respond but not sure that my contribution will be welcome, so thought, like Jay, worth reposting. To a planned taught course?

Preparing for elearning the first run

Moodle Journal

This week finally saw the launch of the third phase of our Moodle vle roll out at the college with the delivery of a new 2 hour cpd staff training session Preparing for e-learning. After the initial production work we exported the material in scorm format and upload onto the vle. Please stay in touch for future posts and feel free to comment. Barry Spencer e-Learning Project Coordinator

The Power of Choice

Living in Learning

Is learning always about improving one's self? On the windward side of 50 years of age, I would argue it's not.and.I would argue it is never too late to learn. This post is the first in a new section of Living in Learning. It is dedicated to Learning About Living. For our teenagers' sake, some of us may have almost as much to learn as they do about living. Learning About Living Choices Frontier Ranch LinkedIn Young Life

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.

External Battery for Your Laptop--A surprising find

Will at Work Learning

My Dell Vostro laptop (after about 2 years of use) regularly runs 2 to 2.5 hours on its battery. It is a powerful laptop. bought the Lenmar external battery to help me work on long-distance flights and to take to coffee shops, meetings, etc. where I'm not sure I'll be able to find an electric outlet). used the battery only once on a 5 to 5.5 hour flight from San Diego to Boston. And it worked great (so far) so I thought I'd tell you about it. used my regular battery till I had about 20% charge left. plugged the Lenmar into the place where my power-cord normally goes. It's easy to use. 6.

The Power of Choice

Living in Learning

Is learning always about improving one's self? On the windward side of 50 years of age, I would argue it's not.and.I would argue it is never too late to learn. This post is the first in a new section of Living in Learning. It is dedicated to Learning About Living. For our teenagers' sake, some of us may have almost as much to learn as they do about living. Learning About Living Choices Frontier Ranch LinkedIn Young Life