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Learning and Working on the Web

Tweet Higher value, paid work is increasingly complex and requires greater creativity. This is how the world works today. Competition is global. Everything else is getting  automated & outsourced it seems. Even lawyers are not immune to this. In a workplace requiring creative solutions to complex problems, learning and working must be integrated. There is no answer sheet here.

Online Education for Instructional Designers: Picking the Right Program by Lorna Collier

Learning Solutions Magazine

What’s the best way to take an Instructional Design career to the next level? Should you go for a. certificate from a non-academic institution? Would a master’s degree or a doctorate better serve your. long-term goals? How can you obtain the necessary credentials online? These are important questions, and this article provides an overview, advice, and examples to help you make your decisions! Instructional Design Professional Development

The Problem with Literature Reviews

George Siemens

As any student knows, a literature review is the starting point for almost any article or essay. When at the level of writing a thesis or dissertation, a review of literature is critical. However, I have issues with reviews. A few weeks ago, while digging through a whack of literature on sensemaking, the repetitiveness or the process started to irritate me. Almost every paper started with a literature review and then moved into the author’s ideas/research. literature review is a context forming activity. Put another way, a literature review is a controlling, heritage-preserving system.

When Learning Analytics Meet Gamification

Ellen Wagner

Great minds are already at work on a very big idea: What if we morph the emerging fascination with massive N predictive learning analytics with a mechanism for collecting massive transactional behavioral data where millions and millions of subjects already. Analytics Engagement Games Innovation Research Trends

Attract, Engage, and Develop Talent using Open Badges: An IBM case study

Companies have an incredible opportunity to use badges to help attract, engage, recognize and develop talent. There have been significant developments around digital credentials and particularly the fast rise of badges and micro-credentials. Learning Professionals need to be aware of what's happening and innovators should be taking a leading role. In this session, David will go through the well-known IBM Open Badge Program to help explain badge programs.

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Why Tutorials Instead of Documents?


One of the standard objections to simply done tutorials (like those you’ll find under the aLearning Fundamentals link on the left) is that they’re essentially page-turners. With minimal interaction, why not just post a document that covers the same content? I’ll be the first to admit that including more interactions is a great thing, as long as they contribute to the learning outcome. Instead, we focused on the few key decisions that will at least narrow the LMS field and get you started. Let’s be honest here. How interesting would that be?!? Be honest. Motions.

Obama death reaffirms effectiveness of chaotic networks

Jay Cross

Osama is dead. heard the news on Twitter, twenty minutes before things were official. The jungle drums that are today’s web worked! I got the news before most t.v. viewers. And I’m tuning out now because television has reverted to continuous reverb. Pundits trying to fill dead air with non-news. I’m off to find the next story. Just Jay

Are you my friend?


Driving to work the other day, I heard an item on Radio Scotland about how many online “friends” we can realistically maintain. I’m not sure how this became a topical item for commuter news, as I have investigated further and discovered Robin Dunbar identified the number – it’s 150 – way back in 2008. See this New Scientist link.)

How Long Does It Take to Create an E-Learning Course?

E-learning Uncovered

Well, I guess it depends upon how you want to answer the question. Amount of work or elapsed time? Bryan Chapman recently updated his survey on how long it takes to create learning, including e-learning. The average amount of work for an e-learning course with average interactivity is 184 hours for every finished hour of content. But what does that mean for elapsed time?  Does that mean one person can finish the course in 4.6 weeks?  Or can three people finish a course in 1.5 weeks?  Probably not. We’ve also seen a 15-minute course take a year and a half! Factor #1: Priority. Stay on schedule.

New Brandon Hall Group report forecasts major shift in 2016 online learning trends

Companies are increasingly dissatisfied with online learning tools, prompting many to reinvest in technology that supports a modern training approach. Download the report from Brandon Hall Group to see how new investments are bringing real business results.