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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

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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Big Cat Trail, Leg 2 - Gir Forest National Park

The Learning Generalist

If you've never seen lions in the wild, it's quite something to be less than six feet away from one. If you have seen lions in the wild, then to see them crouch, stalk and get into the hunt is like watching poetry in motion. The big cat trail made it's second stop at Gir. Sowmya, Pratima, Pradeep and Santosh had headed back to Bangalore. The next morning we were on safari. Lions are social animals.

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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.)

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

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.

Skill based learning – How it drives an organization’s performance

Training and learning organizations today play an active role in contributing to the bottom line of any organization by aligning their objectives to the immediate business objectives. This provides a solid ground for cost justification and encourages businesses to place training groups right where they should be, at the heart of a growing, thriving, learning culture.