September, 2006

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Is Gagne Relevant for eLearning Courseware Design?

Tony Karrer

There's an interesting discussion sparked by Donald Clark's - Gagne's Nine Dull Commandments. His basic point is that Gagne's: Gaining attention Stating the objective Stimulating recall of prior learning Presenting the stimulus Providing learning guidance Eliciting performance Providing feedback Assessing performance Enhancing retention and transfer to other contexts is in his words. Stating the objective Now bore the learner stupid with a list of learning objectives (really trainerspeak). Give the plot away and remind them of how really boring this course is going to be.

Making certificates count

Clive on Learning

Elliott Masie has been getting quite aeriated recently about overblown certifications - see Tougher certifications please. He writes: "I am quite concerned about assessments and certifications that are too easy! We have been tracking the rise of certifications that are really just 'Certificates of Sitting'. Now informal learning afficionados might wonder why we bother with certification at all.

Social networking so far

Moodle Journal

I have some satisfaction and surprises reviewing the way in which my plans for introducing a social networking forum are working out with the courses this year. have given the rounded figures in the table. couple of points come to mind for me: 1 by far the most active group is the BTEC National General, but this is a year 2 group, so they already know each other well by now.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Flash Celebrates 10 Years!

Learning Visions

Check out the presentation at Adobe, celebrating 10 years of Flash. Includes video clips from Jonathan Gay and a detailed product timeline. Flash 10th Anniversary

How to Create a Customer Training Strategy

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Adoption of Web 2.0 and eLearning 2.0 Revisited

Tony Karrer

A consistent pattern in our response to new technologies is we simultaneously overestimate the short-term impact and underestimate the long-term impact. - Roy Amara of the Institute for the Future. In response to my post Personal and Group Learning Using Web 2.0 and my post on eLearning 1.0, eLearning 1.3 and eLearning 2.0 , I got asked about adoption. Will people really use this stuff?

Give Gagne a chance

Clive on Learning

Donald Clark's posting Gagne's Nine Dull Commandments was, true to form, amusing and designed to rock the boat. He pokes fun at the instructional design gurus whose pronouncements have been so slavishly followed for decades and which are so rarely evaluated for their real contribution and current relevance. As Donald suggests, Gagne's commandments do seem rather restrictive and old-fashioned. think that's because they envision only one over-arching teaching/learning strategy, i.e. structured instruction. These are less structured and, by and large, more learner-centred.

Podcasting

Moodle Journal

Last week I decided to start using a podcast approach as part of my regular Moodle material. have incorporated these as part of my level 4 groups work in Object Oriented Design. The course is delivered as a series of lectures accompanied by detailed course notes and assessed using a portfolio approach of exercises. It’s the presentation in class of these exercises that I have decided to make available as mp3’s. have installed them all into their own folder and students access them through Moodles Add a resource/Display a directory feature.

Breakthrough eLearning: Break Out of the Box

Breakthrough eLearning

i wish i had a nickel for every time a client told me "we can't do that" when we suggest that they connect their learners in online discussion groups, or introduce audio elements to increase engagement, or add interactive flash

Take Charge of your eLearning environment

Learn how to maximize the impact of your learning by aligning to the goals of your organization, how to establish a learning culture with gamification including leaderboards and badges. Discover a learning content management system that is both powerful and easy to configure and manage.

Learnlets » Virtual Worlds?

Clark Quinn

A number of years ago I was involved in James Burke's great Knowledge Web project. In organizing it, we were using Active Worlds, a 3D virtual environment. We'd stand around in this gorgeous room, each with our avatars, and text message

Roles in Educational Simulations and Role-Plays

The Learning Circuits

Quick question. How might you describe the different "people" in this room: Real people and avatars? Coaches, students, and characters? Teammates and competitors? Buddies? Colleagues? Leader and followers? For example, the same person can be a hero in the context of the sim, a student in the context of the class, and a project manager/steward in the context of the enterprise.

Monday Question - Learning Design Different Now?

Tony Karrer

Jim Belshaw suggested in a comment on a previous post suggested that a good model for a blog is to post a question each week that might stimulate discourse (something that many of us want). The question today actually comes from a Lee Kraus post. eLearning 1.3 and eLearning 2.0 ) where SMEs and the Worker / Learner play an increasingly central role in content development. For eLearning 1.3,

Why you should ply your subject experts with drinks

Clive on Learning

Donald Clark has set the cat amongst the pigoen again with his posting about subject matter experts (or egomaniacs as he calls them). have to say I'm on his side with this one. It's not often that SMEs contribute anything that a learner would want to learn from, although I'm not sure learning designers always ask the right questions (which may be why learning designers don't always produce anything anyone would want to learn from either). Sure designers ask lots of questions about the concepts, the rules and the procedures, but so often these end up as indigestible abstractions.

Transform Your Video Strategy for Enterprise Learning & Communication

We sat down with Tom Clancy, former CLO of EMC, to discuss the role of video in the future of enterprise learning and communication.

Tell and post

Moodle Journal

I started three new level 3 groups today and as a first exercise decided they should begin to make use of Moodle by posting lifestyle styles and ambitions to a forum. Postings could include links, particularly if they had Myspace, some did. then asked them to reply to at least 2 postings, but not if they were already friends; I encourage this in support of the need to establish a virtual presence, after all given the diminishing requirement of funding bodies, students are only actually at College 2.5 days a week, so what happens the rest of the week?

MiniMoo cards coming in 10 days

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

ME4MOO Originally uploaded by Brent Schlenker. The Moo.com website was just too cool to pass up. immediately had the idea for capturing some of my "inworld" persona as part of my minicard image. used a photoshop tutorial to learn how to make a comic book version of my face. Something went wrong and I so I started making it up as I went along. BTW - my new Core2duo iMac is amazing for playing Wow!

Breakthrough eLearning: Painting Your Value Picture

Breakthrough eLearning

my colleague michael grant led an interesting webinar today titled budgets paint a picture: how to use the budgeting process to set your elearning strategy. twenty-nine participants from a range of sectors (telecommunications

What's a CLO to do?

The Learning Circuits

Recently I've had the circumstances to discuss the role of a CLO in a couple different environment. With the new input I've discussed and pondered, I've come to a high level definition of what a CLO's responsibilities are. Would love feedback from anyone who cares to chime in by commenting on this post. The Role of a Chief Learning Officer A CLO's responsibility is to create an environment in which all involved are meeting the company expectations for performance and are exceeding their personal value proposition. How does a CLO meet this responsibility? will vary.

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.

Learning Design in a Nut Shell

Tony Karrer

I've recently updated my mental model of how I go about Learning Design, so I thought I'd share. These days is that we have such a big mix of different delivery models, tools, etc. and such different kinds of blends that emerge that it's difficult to feel comfortable and confident with what tools to use in what situation. Great question and I'm not sure that I have a good answer.

Learning 1.5 - for those who prefer evolution to revolution

Clive on Learning

This week I had the job of setting up a new Moodle site in order to run a course for a European Union project I am involved in. The people hosting the site (the very capable and modestly-priced pteppic.net , asked me what domain name I wanted for the site. hadn't really given this any thought, but made a bit of an effort to come up with something that meant something - at least to me. I had a mad moment and thought of working it around 'learning 2.0'. First I checked out what on earth it really meant. David Jennings reminded me: "What is E-learning 2.0? technologies." Fair enough.

Myspace induction

Moodle Journal

The HND course officially started today with an induction. I had an hour to present myself and courses to them. This year has been really different though rather than explain courses in detail with references to handouts, assignments and grading, I talked almost exclusively about the part Moodle would play as a delivery platform in support of the collaborative leaning framework and assessment strategies that proved successful in last year’s trial.

Internet Timeline from the BBC

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

Jane's eLearning pick of the day points us to this great source for an Internet history timeline from the BBC

Leaving performance reviews behind: Where to start [Guide]

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Breakthrough eLearning: Budget Blues: Get it Right the First Time

Breakthrough eLearning

Budget Blues: Get it Right the First Time. This is the time of year that people may be faced with drafting budgets for their eLearning initiatives. A key challenge is that they may have not completed any significant eLearning to date

Informal Learning Blog » Community of St. John’s

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

CIMG0356 But for an isthmus connecting it to Quebec, Newfoundland would be an island. The Province retains insular charm and quaintness: Canadian for sure, but unlike Toronto or Ottawa or Quebec. In fact, Newfoundland didn't join the

eLearning 1.0 vs. 2.0 - Help Needed

Tony Karrer

I want to try an experiment. think there's an interesting bit of content in here, but in exchange, I would ask that you maybe throw me a bone and answer a question or two in exchange. I'm still preparing for a couple of presentations at DevLearn and a presentation for ASTD Los Angeles - What's Next in eLearning? I'll explain that in a minute) and eLearning 2.0. That's not really the case.

Knowledge and Learning In The News - 9/30/2006

Big Dog, Little Dog

Most reliable search tool could be your librarian - ZD Net. Using the keywords "Martin Luther King," the first result on Google and AOL--whose search is powered by Google--and the second result on Microsoft Windows Live search is a Web site created by a white supremacists group that purports to provide "a true historical examination" of the civil rights leader. Video Fixation - Forbes. YouTube is at the forefront of a new video revolution on the Net. The upstart's birth coincided with a magic moment in Internet history, when online video became cheap enough to give away. via elearnspace.

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.