Fri.Apr 13, 2012

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Active and Passive Learning in Organizations

The Peformance Improvement

Many of the typical methods of learning in the workplace make the learner a passive recipient of knowledge and skills. Employees are asked to read, watch, or listen to information being dispensed. The method might be entertaining, interactive, and of their own choosing, but fundamentally these methods are passive for the learner. Self-directed study of external courses  (of their own choice).

Visual design: learning from the professionals

Clive on Learning

Clearly, you do not need to be a naturally gifted artist to perform effectively as a designer of learning experiences. Graphic design and instructional design are quite separate, but they are related. The way content is designed visually is going to make a big impact on how easy that content is to use, how clearly it communicates, how easily it engages, and how credible it comes across to the learner. These won't earn you a living as a graphic designer, but they will make your work stand out head and shoulders above your peers in the world of digital learning content. This book will do the job.

What Angry Birds Can Teach Us About Instructional Design

Mindflash

You’re probably familiar with Angry Birds, the massively popular iPhone game. What is it about this game that’s so addictive? And how can learning and development pros tap into that stickiness to get people this excited about training programs? Sound silly? It is. But don’t underestimate the magnitude of this game’s popularity. It’s simple and intuitive. Not so.

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The Most Popular e-Learning Tools [GRAPH]

LearnDash

Source: [link]. It seems like every day there is another e-Learning tool claiming to be the be-all, end-all for e-learning development. This is pretty nice since it means that the industry is really starting to take off, although I can't help but wonder if there are some companies out there who are trying to make a quick buck rather than really create something useful for instructional designers.

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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Measuring Learning: The Theory of Change

The Learning Circuits

Last week, we kicked off Measurement Month with a discussion of why measurement matters. This week, we’ll dig into connecting measurement and design to build the metrics in from the beginning. Throughout this post I’ll use an example from a training program I worked with earlier in my career to illustrate how the measurement models can be put to work in training. In partnership with a variety of community organizations, this program accomplished two key goals: Complete park improvements and train teens in in-demand job skills. What new responsibilities will they be qualified to take on next?

When the Learner is the Teacher, Do We Need Instructional Designers?

Dawn of Learning

It’s a new world out there for the Instructional Designer. It’s an entirely different canvas, with new colors on the pallet. It’s no longer about producing 3-ring binders, or monolithic eLearning. It’s about harnessing the new ways of learning that are enabled by a new breed of technology, and a cultural shifts in how we use it. When designing for mLearning, we need to put ourselves in the shoes of the user who is walking around with a very powerful tablet and/or smart phone. That person today has very different expectations that are informed by social media and YouTube. think not. 

IMU-LS-07: e-Learning in Malaysian Institutions of Higher Learning: Lessons Learnt, Issues & Challenges (Prof. Amin)

ZaidLearn

After being bedazzled by 4 International Speakers in the previous 4 webinars, it is time to GO LOCAL ! Our 5th invited speaker is no other than Prof. Dr. Mohamed Amin , Deputy Director (e-Learning), Centre for Academic Development, UKM. If you want to know the latest trends on e-learning in higher education in Malaysia, who are you going to call, message or tweet? Speaker: Prof. resources.

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Rules are there to be broken

Onlignment

Over the past year we have been publishing extracts from The New Learning Architect. We continue with the ninth and final part of chapter 11 and the book as a whole: Real life is messy: less like a mechanical device in which every part has its place and behaves predictably most of the time; more like a weather system, the elements of which interact in complex and unpredictable ways, always catching us off our guard. Even the best models can only ever approximate reality and can certainly never be relied upon to replace human judgement. So, be astute. Blog newlearningarchitect

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.

Mirroring society

Learning and Working on the Web

Here are some of the observations and insights that were shared  via Twitter  this past week. “Her life is like a Twitter stream – awash with the fleeting and the trivial. ~ @gapingvoid” “The Internet mirrors society. If you don’t like what you see in the mirror, don’t break the mirror. Vint Cerf” via @quinnorton. Tweet. Friday's Finds

‘Kindle’ eBook App

Dont Waste Your Time

‘Kindle’ eBook (iPhone/iPad): I didn’t go out and buy a Kindle when they first appeared, but I wanted to. At the time we were testing the Sony eReader at work so I borrowed one of those for a couple of weeks, which I didn’t like (mainly due to hassle of connect-to-upload and software issues, but it was still OK to use). Grrrr!). ” Kindle Free : [link].

New Product: Sketch People Cutouts

eLearning Brothers

We thought it would be cool to try and create some people cutouts (transparent background.pngs) that looked like they were hand sketched by pencil. Since no one here in the office was any good at drawing, we took some of our current photo files and ran them through a series of filters. Magic happened and we came up with Sketch People Cutouts! We hope you enjoy them.

The Unofficial Encyclopedia of Dr. Seuss

eContent

Take Mulberry Street to Sollaw Sollew, Meeting Turtles and Sneetches just to name a few. Eat Green Eggs and some Ham. This ride is never about SPAM! For the Doctor is most wise, You will soon completely realize! Back in 1960 when Green Eggs and Ham was first published, I was 4 years old. It was one of the first books I ever read to myself. You can even send my Encyclopedia Suess to your Kindle!

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.

Personal Knowledge Management Online Workshop

Jane Hart

Online Workshop runs 23 April – 4 May 2012. Hosted by Jane Hart and facilitated by Harold Jarche at the Social Learning Centre. This online workshop on adapting to the networked world of work includes tools, tips and techniques from two facilitators who have been connecting, communicating and collaborating online for over fifteen years.…. Social learning

Learning Lessons from Entrepreneur thinking

Spark Your Interest

Recently, I’ve  been working on a project that involves tech entrepreneurs who use a lot of lean thinking in their approach to developing their products and businesses. have found the process interesting as a small business owner (although I’m not sure I’d qualify as an entrepreneur, I do feel I’ve got a strong entrepreneurial streak), but also parallel applications to designing and developing learning solutions. Again, a no brainer – much like the MVP concept, it really is about being learner-centric (in the entrepreneur’s case it would customer-centric).

WARNING! Adult Content!

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Continuous Learning Learning

Learning Lessons from Entrepreneur thinking

Spark Your Interest

Recently, I’ve  been working on a project that involves tech entrepreneurs who use a lot of lean thinking in their approach to developing their products and businesses. have found the process interesting as a small business owner (although I’m not sure I’d qualify as an entrepreneur, I do feel I’ve got a strong entrepreneurial streak), but also parallel applications to designing and developing learning solutions. Again, a no brainer – much like the MVP concept, it really is about being learner-centric (in the entrepreneur’s case it would customer-centric).

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.

IMPACT 2012 Quick Wrapup

Learning on the Leading Edge

IMPACT 2012 was amazing this week. Bersin & Associates launched two major new initiatives. First, we launched the Bersin & Associates Research Exchange® , the HR and L&D industry's first global research panel dedicated to helping organizations understand best-practices in all areas of talent management, learning, leadership development, and HR. " (Fascinating stuff.).

Measuring Learning and the Theory of Change Process

ATD Learning Technologies

We’ll dig into connecting measurement and learning design to build the metrics in from the beginning. Throughout this post I’ll use an example from a training program I worked with earlier in my career to illustrate how the measurement models can be put to work in training. Click here to read full version

IMPACT 2012 Quick Wrapup

Learning on the Leading Edge

IMPACT 2012 was amazing this week. Bersin & Associates launched two major new initiatives. First, we launched the Bersin & Associates Research Exchange® , the HR and L&D industry's first global research panel dedicated to helping organizations understand best-practices in all areas of talent management, learning, leadership development, and HR. " (Fascinating stuff.).

From Theory to Practice

Learning Journal

Today, I am a guest-blogger on ASTD’s Higher Education community of practice blog, and I invite you to mosey over there to engage in a conversation about how we make adult learning theory practical. Here’s the link to my post, From Theory to Practice. You don’t have to be a professor to comment – I’d love to hear from formal and informal students of adult learning as well. How has learning about theory improved your practice? While you’re at the ASTD  site, I invite you to take a quick tour. One or more of the communities may be of interest to you. While

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.

IMPACT 2012 Quick Wrapup

Learning on the Leading Edge

IMPACT 2012 was amazing this week. Bersin & Associates launched two major new initiatives. First, we launched the Bersin & Associates Research Exchange® , the HR and L&D industry's first global research panel dedicated to helping organizations understand best-practices in all areas of talent management, learning, leadership development, and HR. " (Fascinating stuff.).

From Theory to Practice

Learning Journal

Today, I am a guest-blogger on ASTD’s Higher Education community of practice blog, and I invite you to mosey over there to engage in a conversation about how we make adult learning theory practical. Here’s the link to my post, From Theory to Practice. You don’t have to be a professor to comment – I’d love to hear from formal and informal students of adult learning as well. How has learning about theory improved your practice? While you’re at the ASTD  site, I invite you to take a quick tour. One or more of the communities may be of interest to you. While