Sun.May 01, 2011

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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

Weekly Bookmarks (5/1/11)

Experiencing eLearning

How Much Narration in eLearning? Our Lessons Learned by Don Bair & Mike Dickinson : Learning Solutions Magazine. Two IDs look at the use of audio narration–how much, quality of speakers, quality of equipment. Includes guidelines based on their survey of employees. I wish they had some more info about the survey they conducted though (i.e., how many responses they received, how many total employees at the company, etc.). tags: e-learning audio research casestudies. We wanted to know the preferences of our employees so we conducted a survey. Who?] Posted from Diigo. Bookmarks

Obama death reaffirms effectiveness of chaotic networks

Jay Cross

Osama is dead. I 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.

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