August, 2011

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iPad Applications In Bloom’s Taxonomy

Upside Learning

This has bubbled up in my feeds not once, but several times now. It’s an interesting graphic that actually places example iPad applications into Bloom’s levels of performance in the cognitive domain. Focussed around students, and not really workplace learning, but interesting nonetheless. Check it out.

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Top Resources for Instructional Designers

Learning Visions

So where do you send new practitioners for ideas and inspiration? Here’s a list I recently compiled for some new members on my team. Allen Partridge Adobe Captivate Blog For those of you who work with Captivate, you can’t miss Allen Partridge’s blog -- practical know-how with a spark. link] Articulate’s Online Community Lots of sharing of templates and ideas in the user community. link] Want more?

Questioning Gagné and Bloom’s Relevance

Experiencing eLearning

Several weeks ago, I had the pleasure of meeting Lauren Hirsh. Lauren needed to do an informational interview for her masters program, and I needed some new profile pictures. The pictures turned out terrific; I’m sure I got the better end of the bargain.). During the interview, Lauren asked some very thoughtful questions about the relationship between theory and practice. Gagné’s Nine Events.

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Match Content to be Learning with Right Game Type

Kapp Notes

Matching the right type of game-thinking and mechanics to the right type of content to be learned, is the right way to design an instructional game. Declarative knowledge is taught with simple games like Jeopardy-type games, matching games, hangman-type games, sequencing game and multiple choice games which reinforce declarative knowledge (information that needs to be memorized).

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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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The Promise Of 3D Learning

Upside Learning

Every now and again I wonder about the multi-user 3D environments, or virtual worlds that were all the rage just a couple of years ago, the finest example being Second Life. Second Life itself was a promising collaborative 3D learning platform. While there are many experiments, very few are able to justify any sort of return on the expense. That day is far off yet. Learning in 3D.

Practical guides rolling off the press

Clive on Learning

Over on the Onlignment blog , I've been posting up a series of practical guides for digital learning content designers. These guides are not really meant for those who design content full-time, but for the increasing numbers of learning professionals who are occasional designers. Anyway, so far I have completed the following guides: Creating learning podcasts. Creating learning slide shows. Creating learning screencasts. Creating learning scenarios. Creating learning videos. Creating learning tutorials. In the pipeline are guides to creating quizzes and reference documentation.

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4Cs: Communication, Collaboration, Critical thinking and Creativity

Dont Waste Your Time

I found this video on Twitter tonight thanks to David Walker ( @drdjwalker ) who re-tweeted the video from The Partnership of 21st Century Skills. The video is called “Above and Beyond: the story of the 4Cs&#. Enjoy. The video is described as; “In an increasingly complex, demanding and competitive 21st century, students need to learn more than the 3R’s they are tested on in school. It’s

Fourth Summer 2011 Learning in 3D class

Kapp Notes

For this class, we were privileged to have Andrew Hughes, the president of Designing Digitally visit with us. And he gave us a tour of their browser-based 3D campus tour software. You can check out this video to an idea of what the student’s experienced on their tour. The graphics were excellent and the 3D environment felt like an actual campus. What other applications can you think about?

Whitepaper: When The LMS Isn’t Enough

In this whitepaper, you will discover the main reasons why the LMS alone is no longer meeting the needs of the modern learner. More importantly, you will learn what you can do to enhance its value.

PowerPoint 2010: Changing the Default Theme

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by AJ George. have an update to last week's article on creating new color palettes. I had been asked if there was a way to change the default color palette and I had reported back that there was not. Well, I nerded out a bit and realized that there actually is a way to do this. For example: when you draw a shape you want it to be a different color other than medium blue with a dark blue line.

Social Learning Has Its Place…And Informal Learning Does Too.

Social Learning

Two weeks ago Jane Hart wrote an article titled, Social Learning: to be or not to be? , in which Jane expresses her dislike of the term Social Learning (big S, big L).  That being said, I believe Jane’s first misstep occurs when she uses the term Social Learning (big S, big L).  Social media can be an accelerant for social learning, both in formal and informal settings. 

Social Networking – A Contrarian View

Upside Learning

Today, I’m going to adopt a contrarian view. We all know social networks promote learning; while the mechanisms aren’t documented or well-understood, that it works isn’t in doubt anymore. But we must ask, are the ‘social media/networking systems’ out there promoting this learning? Or does it happen in spite of these systems? Has your organization implemented a social networking platform?

Presentations in the cloud

Clive on Learning

A week or so back I was given a sneak preview of a new tool for distributing recorded presentations online called dpcloud. The system allows you to deliver the presentation in three formats: A video of the presentation alone. video with media alongside (typically slides, but could also be Flash movies, Twitter feeds, web pages, etc.). The media with accompanying audio. Got to have a go.

Storyboarding for eLearning

Storyboarding is a very important step for creating eLearning courses. But don’t you feel it’s a waste of time to start creating the courses from scratch and copy-paste text and other objects from the storyboard to the eLearning tool for course development.

From Instructional Design to Enterprise Community Facilitation

ID Reflections

This is a long overdue post, the draft of which had been languishing in my dropbox for some time--half forgotten. But finally I felt this needs to see the light of day. have reached something of a cross-roads in my career, and I wanted to document the process of this arrival. It has been a long and exciting journey so far, dotted with exciting projects, some wonderful clients, and a tremendous amount of learning. But now I am traversing down a new path--albeit one I have wanted to travel for a long time. And my own foray into the world of social media with Twitter. Powered by enterprise2.0

One Player Video Game that is Multiplayer: Intriguing Concept

Kapp Notes

Jason Rohrer, well known game designer, created a fascinating video game concept called Chain World. Rohrer unveiled Chain World at the 2011 Game Design Challenge, held on March 4 at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. The design challenge is essentially a contest: Three game designers compete to make a videogame that does some crazily ambitious thing that a videogame is not supposed to be able to do…[this]year’s theme [was] Bigger Than Jesus: games as religion. Rohrer created a game where a person only plays it once. He or she goes into the world, creates an artifact.

Adobe Captivate 5 & 5.5: Add Some Status to Your TOC

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Kevin Siegel. When you add a Table of Contents to a Captivate project ( Project > Table of Contents > Show TOC ), the default settings include Show Duration. With this option selected, the duration of each slide in the lesson will be shown to your learners. The Duration column is perfectly useful if your lesson is a simple demonstration. Choose Project > Table of Contents.

Creating eLearning interactions gets more Flexible

Raptivity

This summer has been very eventful for us. Raptivity has been completely made over and is friendlier to the user like never before. Raptivity is no more limited to its application and use. It brings unparalleled flexibility to the user [.].

Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success

Off-the-shelf elearning is applicable for a wide audience, but it won’t address your organization’s unique situations or distinctive content. So are these courses all that helpful? For sure! Read on for 7 secrets to make off-the-self learning your own.

Gaming In Ten Years

Upside Learning

Stumbled on this cool article from IGN earlier today that lists ten trends in gaming ten years from now. It attempts to describe briefly what games we’ll be playing in ten years time. Sony Entertainment (a big publisher of games) invited several leading game-makers to discuss what video game development will look like in a decade. The list in the article was based on their discussion.

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What low growth and high debt mean for l&d

Clive on Learning

Although here in the UK inner-city rioting is grabbing all the headlines, behind the scenes we are experiencing (another) economic sea change, one that will influence just about everyone in the western world. The markets have woken up to the fact if you're going to tackle crippling levels of national and personal debt then that necessarily means spending less and that economic growth will suffer as a result. So, again management will be casting their eye over any activities that are not absolutely necessary. This situation is not temporary.

Does L&D belong in HR?

E-Learning Provocateur

That was the topic of last week’s Learning Cafe in Sydney. In short, my esteemed peers and I agreed on “yes&# , but that’s not the end of the story. Allow me to explain… According to one school of thought, L&D belongs in HR because that’s how you achieve scale. So it makes sense to centralise their management. Of course, both POVs are right.

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#mobile toolkit with 15 #mLearning methods to choose from

Ignatia Webs

Sometimes a project appears that is so inspiring you cannot but see the Light. The world is in turmoil, but all around the world small initiatives really make a difference. This time the Italian center in Turin, ITC-ILO comes up with a ready to use mobile toolkit for developing or rural regions. They have created a mobile toolkit written by the formidable Jennifer Parker which allows anyone to step up to the plate and launch their own mobile learning initiative. The 98 page toolkit manual was also the master thesis of Jennifer. Toolkit Lo. mobile mobile learning ICT4D

Ditching the formal performance review? Kineo shares 3 Elements for Success

Is your organization thinking about moving towards a performance development culture? What are the elements to succeeding and keeping managers and employees engaged? Download “A Road Map for Change” to find out and gain insight into making the transition as smooth as possible on your journey into this brave new world.

How to Motivate Learners without Rewards: Extrinsic vs. Intrinsic Motivation

Social Learning

After college, I jumped on an airplane and flew to Switzerland to look for work in the international organizations and “keep the party going” with several other friends that had also moved overseas. Many of us were idealistic with big ideas of “changing the world.”. Starting out, most of us stumbled into temporary administrative positions. The urge to direct our own lives. Mastery. Purpose.

ID Guru: A new iPhone App for instructional designers

Learning Visions

That Connie Malamed (@elearningcoach) is one smart cookie. And now she’s created, through an act of devotion and love to her profession, an iPhone resource for Instructional Designers. It’s a glossary of ID terms – over 450 terms in all – in an easy to use and very hyperlinked format. Need to sound smart in a client meeting, but missing that important term? Find it here. It’s here. It’s here.

JIT Performance Support Mobile App Development

Upside Learning

I mentioned before in one of my posts about the growing use of smart phones application as a form of Just-in-Time performance support; as mentioned before ; I feel eventually technology will enable individuals and not just companies/departments to deliver applications. When developing applications for just-in-time performance support, here are some items I keep on my checklist.

Decision Tree: Should You Let Your Employees Work From Home?

Mindflash

Today, many companies offer their employees the option to work from home, even if they live relatively close to the office. But common sense tells us that for some employees, this may not be the best option. As you can imagine, some unsupervised employees would sooner fill their day playing World of Warcraft than actually working. Click image to enlarge).

Best Practices for Launching an LMS

When launching a new platform to deliver customer and partner training, there are a few key items to keep in mind. The best and simplest way to stay organized during this process – and be able to measure success – is to follow the tried-and-true practices outlined in this eBook. Click to download.

Adobe Captivate 5 & 5.5: Change the Mouse Pointer Project-Wide

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Kevin Siegel. seasoned Captivate developer contacted me with a small dilemma. It seems that he was new to Captivate 5.5 (but had been using Captivate for nearly 4 years). He needed to change the appearance of his mouse pointer throughout the project. In Captivate 5 and 5.5, He found the ability to change the appearance of the mouse pointer easily enough on the Properties panel.

Stop Trying to Make Training Memorable

Trina Rimmer

I don't know about the rest of you, but my memory is shot. Something about the transition from my mid to my late 30's (likely parenthood) has forced me to abandon any pretense of being one of those highly organized people who never writes stuff down. But my reliance on tools isn't respected, appreciated, or even tolerated by some. The Visual Design Myth. Of course not. Design Featured

Instructional Design Lessons from the World of Theatre

Social Learning

For more than a decade in the late part of the last century (I get a kick out of saying that) my life was theatre. During that period, I completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Acting and a Master of Fine Arts degree in Directing for the stage. Lesson 1 – Active Listening. Active listening is arguably a much more important skill, and one that does not come naturally to many people.