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.

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

Xyleme

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. 

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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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?

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.

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.

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

Take Charge of your eLearning environment

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).

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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).

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

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