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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. I 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.

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. a liability” = no risk, no reward.

3 Learning and Development Lessons From …. M&Ms

Mindflash

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.

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?

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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. If you have been following the blog here then you will know that this centres on the use of Wimba Create , in the production of learning objects from otherwise standard materials or handouts produced in Word.

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

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. I 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). I 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. I used my regular battery till I had about 20% charge left. I plugged the Lenmar into the place where my power-cord normally goes. to 6 hours.

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

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