January, 2010

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Taxonomy of Learning Theories

E-Learning Provocateur

Academia is teeming with learning theories. Some of them are old, some of them are new. Some are flash-in-the-pan, others stand the test of time and remain applicable to this very day. Some of them are controversial, while others have assumed the aura of conventional wisdom. Some of them are simple, while others are incomprehensible to mere mortals. Where do you start? Which theory do you choose?

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General Considerations for Mobile Learning (mLearning)

Upside Learning

Wikipedia defines mobile learning as “Any sort of learning that happens when the learner is not at a fixed, predetermined location, or learning that happens when the learner takes advantage of the learning opportunities offered by mobile technologies&#. In other words, mLearning decreases limitation of learning location with the mobility of general portable devices 1. the ability to use GPS?

Top 10 eLearning Predictions for 2010

Tony Karrer

Before I start with any of my actual predictions, let me throw in an overall prediction that the year is going to start off slow for most people, but by the end of the year, we will all be thinking: “Wow, 2010 was a crazy year!” When I say that, keep in mind that 90% of what workplace learning is all about will be basically unchanged this year. It’s mostly going to be the same – as it always is.

Get Your Audience Pumped: 30 Ways to Motivate Adult Learners

The eLearning Coach

Motivation is the force that drives people to fulfill a need. If you can tap into a learner’s intrinsic motivation—where an individual is rewarded by the learning itself or an internal goal—you’ve got it made. But in both workplace and academic environments, people are often unmotivated because they are required to take courses in which they have no interest. Provide options. Buzz up!

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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Beware critics of Connectivism ! Or how I feel connectivism opens up content creation and access

Ignatia Webs

In 2008 I enrolled in the CCK connectivism course. It was the first time I took such a mass course and … I liked it, though I could not really say why I liked it. In 2009 I wanted to follow the second run through of the course, but due to time restraints (buying a house, taking a master, full-time job) I just could not cope and so the intention stayed just that. The content is open.

Here's how I'm approaching Personal Knowledge Management

The Learning Generalist

A few months back, Harold Jarche wrote a very interesting article about sense making with Personal Knowledge Management (PKM). Harold suggested a model that he uses to manage his personal knowledge and stay on top of his social media intake. strongly suggest that you also look through the webinar he did on PKM at the LearnTrends conference. Using my information - Reviewing & Retrieving.

Mobile Learning (mLearning) Applications - An Example

Upside Learning

During the course of a routine trawl of my news-feeds I stumbled on something interesting that I found relevant to my current research into mobile learning. What make this iPhone application different is that it’s not targeted at meeting a specific need. Rather, it’s more an application that can be tailored to your specific need. Tool use in a controlled environment – as a simulation. 2.

Is this instructional design?

The eLearning Coach

A reader named Michaela recently emailed to ask what an instructional designer does. She will be receiving a technical degree soon and thinks she might be interested in this field. This is a good question to answer at the start of the year for all of those readers who are curious about this career. There are lots of debates online regarding the value of instructional designers. Here’s mine.

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.

Evaluation Copy of Switch just came in. Very cool.

Learning and Technology

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Video: Learning to Change, Changing to Learn

Dont Waste Your Time

This video, forwarded to me by ShellTerrell on Twitter, is something that many of us already understand, but many administrative individuals do not. Those of us who work ‘in’ education understand these concepts (“the death of education, the dawn of learning&# as Stephen Heppell says), but those who work ‘for’ education (administrators, planners, managers, chancellors, [.] Related posts: Design Learning Spaces. "I teach, therefore you learn … or do you?" Video: Future of Learning. Video Academia 2.0 eLearning Technology University 2.0 Web 2.0 Web 3.0

Learning Resources from Informal Learning (Jay Cross): Part 1

ID Reflections

I am re-reading Informal Learning by Jay Cross and was going through the resource links he has provided. Apart from the book, which is a must read for anyone interested in the field of learning, the resource links are gold mines of knowledge, information and insights. I am putting some of my favorite sites from the list here for reference. Communication Nation : Dave Gray's Blog.

The Six Hats of a Trainer

The Learning Generalist

Wow, its 2010 already - a beginning of new decade! It seems like the last year and even the last decade, just went by in a breeze. There have been so many developments in the L&D space in this last decade that have really revolutionised this field. It's as if it was yesterday that Jane Bozarth very smartly predicted that "Trainers won't be replaced by technology. Or is it alternate reality ?

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.

A peak at “Learning in 3D”

Janet Clarey

I was happy to be asked to participate in a Blog Book Tour for the newly released book Learning in 3D: Adding a New Dimension to Enterprise Learning and Collaboration by Karl M. Kapp and Tony O’Driscoll. This is stop #14 on the tour. When it comes to virtual worlds for learning, I’m most frequently asked, “who’s doing it?&# and “is it working?&#

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10 Ways To Learn In 2010

The eLearning Coach

There are so many cool ways to learn online now. The whole world is a school. This list is meant for continuous learners and for procrastinators looking for distractions in the coming year. 1. Learn through Visual Search Engines. How would you like your search engine to show results in a collage? Spezify does just that. Other visual search tools include: viewzi , Kart00 and search-cube. 2. Buzz up!

AWESOME: Muscle-Based Computer Control Scheme

Learning and Technology

via feedproxy.google.com Very interesting idea on new way to interface with your computer or device. Posted via web from Lee's posterous via feedproxy.google.com Very interesting idea on new way to interface with your computer or device. Posted via web from Lee's posterous

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How to Become a Thought Leader

Learn and Lead

Three easy steps to become a thought leader: Have a thought. You can’t be a thought leader without a thought. Have a point of view about everything, be opinionated. Share your thought. It’s all very good to have a thought but it is quite useless unless you share it. To be a leader assumes you have followers. You can’t have followers if no one knows what your thoughts are. It’s easy to share. Share more at workplace, be a node of reference, start a blog, don’t pass on an opportunity to present, be available, be visible. Make sense. It is good to have a thought and to share it with others.

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.

The Advent of Mobile Learning Technology

Upside Learning

“May we live in interesting times” –Chinese Proverb. It’s amazing to see an accelerating rate of change leading up to what is now generally accepted as the true beginning of the ‘age of collaboration’. As more and more humans bring devices into their lives that connect them to the global network in its myriad forms. believe the digital divide is real and involves several generations.

Videoblogging versus Blogging

Learnadoodledastic

This blog post gives me an initial opportunity to consider the potential of videoblogging compared with straightforward blogging. My initial conclusions are that for learning purposes, both types of blogging require some thinking through and some preparation and planning. Having a visual stimulus on the blog i think will spark more initial interest.

Distance Learning / Distance Education

Dont Waste Your Time

fast track – road in motion from Crestock Stock Photos. Below are a few thoughts I’ve had, and submitted to Steve as comments too; “ The space between us all&# : Pt. 1. “Distance is almost always conceived of as being geographical in nature. In class I often ask my students ‘what is the distance between you and I?’ “ Short hand, long distance &# : Pt. 2. Well done.

eLearning Certifications

Tony Karrer

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.

Posts that Influenced Me in 2009

ID Reflections

As my thoughts surfaced from the subconscious to the conscious this morning when I woke up, I found myself thinking about Semantic Web and Homophily. Lying still for sometime, I tried to mentally brush aside the cobwebs and think back to what had triggered this association. guess this would have been a fitting post to write on the 31st or even yesterday. But, I had not planned for it.

Work is learning, learning work

Learning and Working on the Web

My Twitter bio reads, “ Work is learning, learning work – that is all Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know [apologies to Keats ]. That’s pretty much what I believe will be a necessity for the post-industrial and post-information era that we are beginning to enter. Some call it the knowledge economy or perhaps even the learning age. The enticements are ideas and education.

Critical pedagogy: people can learn, but that does not make them philanthropists

Ignatia Webs

Social media helps us all to connect, we all learn at an increased pace, both in educational institutions, in our professional organizations/companies and just for ourselves. But how much of our learning is aimed at making the world a nicer (more human and balanced) place? How much of our learning is aimed at becoming more critical? Or impossible in this more corporate ruled world?

Use Learning Paths to develop the right Learning Strategy

The Learning Generalist

Last month when I was in Sri Lanka, I tried a local dish called Kottu. Kottu's a simple, yet complex street side dish and it contains roti bread, carrots, beans, onions, other vegetables, eggs, meats, coconut oil; well almost everything you can imagine, thrown onto a pan and tossed together. Hold on - did I just say 'everything '? That's a bit of a magic word for anyone in the learning world.

The Performance Management Storm: Four Macro-Trends Driving the Change

Needed: A shift from traditional performance management systems (organized as an annual review process) to newer performance development systems (organized around real-time dynamics). Download part one in a series to gain insight into why this shift must happen and why it needs to happening now

Apple iPad Disappoints eLearning Industry

Upside Learning

I have great respect for Apple as an organization particularly because I use an iPhone and I think the iPhone has definitely become one of those game-changers in the smartphone world and by a large margin. I was looking forward to the Apple iPad even more so as we have been doing good stuff on mobile learning and putting up applications and tools on iPhone as pilots and on a trial basis. The iPad was supposed to be better and bigger than the iPhone, closer to a computer and much more than just a phone. Whoops!). However now I feel that’s not going to happen. Some reasons: 1. The missing camera.

Suggestions Needed - Screencaster Suggested Reading List

Visual Lounge

I recently had a request by email to share a list of suggested books for screencasters. So, I asked a few people around the office like Daniel Foster, our "newsletter editor":[link] Matt Pierce, our Customer Engagement Manager, and Dave McCollom, "TechSmith's Education Evangelist":[link]. Great screencasts start with great writing. Make great graphics especially when recording PowerPoint.

I have seen a thousand faces.moments in life captured!

ID Reflections

The post, "I have seen a thousand faces" left me wondering and reflecting for a long time. It was my discovery of the morning.It is a visual representation of moments captured, moments that make up everyone's life, moments of pain, love, laughter. The human face has always been the teller of tales, and here you will see a beautiful rendition of that ageless story--the story of life.