Sun.Dec 09, 2012

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Writing & Grammar: Confusing Words and Usage

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Jennie Ruby    We continue our series of challenges with a mixed challenge on confusing words and confusing usage. See if you can ace these without looking them up. Please send your answers  directly to me. We waited with  baited/bated  breath. The university conducts  symposiums/symposia  on linguistics every semester. The  electric/electrical  train was plugged  in to/into  the same  electric/electrical  outlet as the electric/electrical  toothbrush. The speech was  a/an  historic moment.

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Designing Learning for “When Things Change” by Michele Medved

Learning Solutions Magazine

People sometimes have to unlearn an old way of doing things and relearn a new way. This is one of the “Five Moments of Learning Need” for learning, but learning strategies often do not consider it. The result of this omission can be resistance to change. Here is a method that will help you succeed in the relearning situation. Design Strategies Training Strategies

The Relentless Tide of Online Learning

Learning on the Leading Edge

Last week, three pieces of information came my way that made me both excited and pensive about the future of education and learning. The first was a conversation I had with a learning professional in a major corporation who told me that they were trying to figure out how to best curate online content, including content from MOOCs (aka, massive open online courses) for their employees. The second was an article about how the online learning content platform Udemy was able to raise $12 million in series B financing. Some of the content is offered for free, and some is behind a paywall.

Using #Characters in eLearning, Part 1

eLearning Cyclops

I am a big fan of adding characters to my courses when they are appropriate and work with the course design. Starting with this post, I am going to begin a series of posts sharing examples of how I have used characters in learning. When I refer to learning I am not simply referring to only web-based training (WBT), but also job aids, informal learning and marketing learning events.

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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Learning on Demand

Usable Learning

So, I just finished Reuben Tozman’s Learning On Demand , and it’s great stuff. It’s particular great because I’m working on some of the exact issues he describes right now. Specifically, we are just starting to create content for a new system, and I’m wrestling with questions like: What kind of structure should we use for the content?

The Relentless Tide of Online Learning

Learning on the Leading Edge

Last week, three pieces of information came my way that made me both excited and pensive about the future of education and learning. The first was a conversation I had with a learning professional in a major corporation who told me that they were trying to figure out how to best curate online content, including content from MOOCs (aka, massive open online courses) for their employees. The second was an article about how the online learning content platform Udemy was able to raise $12 million in series B financing. Some of the content is offered for free, and some is behind a paywall.

Part 3 of 3: Personalization for Service Sector Learning

Dawn of Learning

Post Type: Blog post. This is the 3rd in a series of 3 pertaining to how personalized learning can be applied to education and training. In the first I explored the application of personalization in K12, and in the second how personalization can be applied to high-skill knowledge workers. Personalization: The Training Solution for Service-Oriented, High Employee-Turnover Industries read more.