July, 2012

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The Connected Educator: Building a Professional Learning Network

Allison Rossett

Torrey Trust is my guest blogger. Her topic– personal learning networks, also known as PLNs. Here is a way for people to turn their interest in lifelong, independent learning AND social connections into a way of life. It took 40 years, but with the invention of the Internet and social media tools, Licklider & Taylor’s predication has come true. Information Aggregation. RSS readers (i.e.,

The State of E-Learning in Australia in 2012

Connect Thinking

Question from a client: We’re an organisation of about 1000 people and we don’t have any e-learning. How far behind are we? This question led me to think about a much larger question – the state of e-learning in Australian organisations in 2012. My experience is not exhaustive and my opinion will have inherent biases. This is a shame. Learning Strategy Our Changing Practice

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ASTD Philadelphia Presentation Resources

Kapp Notes

I had a wonderful time at the ASTD Philadelphia elearning SIG meeting last week. Wonderful people, fun time and great exchange of knowledge and information. We played the game “Fact or Fishy” where I gave some information and using the software Poll Everywhere , the audience members answered the questions, one half of the audience against the other. Special thanks to Karl G. Games

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Top 7 Myths Of Mobile Learning

Upside Learning

When it comes to mobile learning myths and misconceptions abound. The mlearning domain is still new to many, so this confusion is to be expected. These myths are holding back widespread adoption of mobile learning in the workplace. Here is a list of the more common ones I come across. Also contrast with a list of myths we posted on this blog a couple of years ago. 1. It’s not secure.

[Study] The Anatomy of a Training Course

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The Connected Educator: Building a Professional Learning Network

Allison Rossett

Torrey Trust is my guest blogger. Her topic– personal learning networks, also known as PLNs. Here is a way for people to turn their interest in lifelong, independent learning AND social connections into a way of life. It took 40 years, but with the invention of the Internet and social media tools, Licklider & Taylor’s predication has come true. Information Aggregation. RSS readers (i.e.,

The State of E-Learning in Australia in 2012

Connect Thinking

Question from a client: We’re an organisation of about 1000 people and we don’t have any e-learning. How far behind are we? This question led me to think about a much larger question – the state of e-learning in Australian organisations in 2012. My experience is not exhaustive and my opinion will have inherent biases. This is a shame. Learning Strategy Our Changing Practice

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Fourth Summer 2012 Learning in 3D Class

Kapp Notes

In the fourth “Learning in 3D Class” we had the opportunity to visit within the virtual world of ProtoSphere. It was a great tour led by Domenick Naccarato of ProtonMedia , the creator of ProtoSphere. Here are some videos of what we were able to experience. Here are some images from our exploration. Gathering in ProtoSphere for our tour. 3D worlds virtual immersive environment

How to Create a Learning Culture in Organizations

The Peformance Improvement

Several excellent blog posts have recently come to my attention that, when combined, provide a how-to for creating a learning culture in organizations. One of these posts appears in Jane Hart’s blog, Learning in the Social Workplace. In this post , she writes that workplace learning is: Structured learning experiences (e.g., training) and informal learning experiences (e.g.,

Take Charge of your eLearning environment

Is e-learning something I can do?

Clive on Learning

In what will probably be the final post in my series of questions most frequently asked by learning professionals, I tackle the question ‘Is e-learning something I can do?’ As has been the case with all of these posts, the answer very much depends on what type of e-learning you are talking about: Facilitating virtual classroom sessions Generally speaking, if you’re confident facilitating in a physical classroom then there’s no reason whatsoever, other than fear of the unknown, why you should’t do the same in an online environment. Onlignment publish a free virtual classroom facilitator’s guide.

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Introducing the Social Intranet Index

E-Learning Provocateur

There’s a lot of talk about social intranets these days. It even threatens to overtake the blogosphere’s current obsession with gamification. But what exactly is a social intranet…? Which one is correct? They all are. You see, a “social intranet” is simply an intranet with social media elements that allow the users to interact with the content and with each other.

How We Helped Faculty Move Their Courses Online

Allison Rossett

Suzanne Aurilio is my guest blogger. She and our SDSU colleagues have enjoyed some solid successes in bringing faculty to rely on and appreciate technology. Here is her story. I’ve been working with university faculty on teaching, learning and technology for almost ten years. The program had impact. It catalyzed strategic alliances with key units and leaders. ITS is a place. This Wedding?

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Review: Learning Everywhere by Chad Udell

Experiencing eLearning

I am still very much a novice in mobile learning. I’ve known for quite a while that mobile was a topic I’d have to learn more about eventually, but to be honest, it isn’t something most of my clients are talking about yet. suspect I am one of the only instructional designers left in the world who doesn’t own a smartphone.

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eLearning: Google Gets Into Online Learning with "Power Searching with Google" Course

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by AJ George  I have recently written about  how to use Google to search for eLearning images you can actually use  and  how to search specific websites using Boolean operators in Google search queries. Those  Those skills, however, are just the tip of the Google search iceberg. Starting today (July 10), you can take a free virtual course called "Power Searching with Google" straight from the folks at Google. The virtual course will be spread over two weeks and consist of six 50-minute interactive lessons.   eLearning mLearning

The new Camtasia Studio 8, the Flipped Classroom and Mobile Learning [Review]

mLearning Revolution

For all the mind-boggling stats we read about the video revolution, like how we are publishing video to YouTube at the rate of 72 hours every minute, and consuming over 3 billion hours of video each month, as well as other stats you can see here , video as a medium hasn’t really evolved. For the most part it has remained a fairly passive experience. Video and the Flipped Classroom. link].

Augmented Reality – Making Paper Interactive

Upside Learning

Clients who already use paper-based materials for distribution or in an instructor-led environment often ask us how we can enhance the learning experience for participants. One of the ways we recommend is to use elements of Augmented Reality. Ever browsed through an Ikea catalog? It’d be a shame to throw that out the window and replace with a digital version. more about this later).

What is e-learning good for?

Clive on Learning

Continuing my series of posts that answer the questions I most get asked by learning professionals, I turn to one that's always difficult to answer: what is e-learning good for? There's nearly always an agenda behind this question or at least a great deal of scepticism about the potential of e-learning. What people really want to know is whether e-learning has any relevance beyond the obviously restricted domain of regulatory/compliance training. In particular they want to know whether it has the potential to challenge what they are currently doing in the classroom.

Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success

How We Helped Faculty Move Courses Online

Allison Rossett

Suzanne Aurilio is my guest blogger. She and our SDSU colleagues have enjoyed some solid successes in bringing faculty to rely on and appreciate technology. Here is her story. I’ve been working with university faculty on teaching, learning and technology for almost ten years. The program had impact. It catalyzed strategic alliances with key units and leaders. ITS is a place. This Wedding?

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Games for Change Part 1: The Power of Urgent Optimism in Learning Games

Bottom-Line Performance

Games change us. They change our brains and they change how we think. They put us in the middle of situations we would have never imagined or expected and allow us to make choices and decisions we never thought possible. Games offer a safe place to feel uncomfortable, a controlled place to experience the chaos of real life. But can games lead us to meaningful SOCIAL change?

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Adobe Captivate 6: The Theme for Today is Consistency!

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Kevin Siegel    If you are creating a soft skills eLearning lesson (a lesson teaching a life skill such as conflict resolution instead of a software simulation), the appearance of each individual slide is critical. If you are creating a software simulation, the background is typically the application being simulated so that's one less thing you have to worry about.

10 mLearning Lessons I Learned from reading Mobile First by Luke Wroblewski [Book Review]

mLearning Revolution

I love Mobile and everything that it represents. like the physicality of touch, the idea that nothing gets in the way of me and my content, no keyboard, no mouse, no stylus, no usb ports for a microphone or webcam to connect to, nothing but touch. enjoy the simplicity of mobile. suppose you can say that I think “ mobile-first ” and everything else, including desktop-second.

Living up to the Promise of eLearning: Closing the Learning-Doing Gap

10 Great Learning Game Design Links

Upside Learning

As our forays into game-based learning continue, so does the research. Thought it’d be a good time to share the 10 most interesting links I’ve looked at in the last month or so. 1. Learning From Game Design: 11 Gambits For Influencing User Behaviour. Dan Lockton about 11 ways to increase engagement using ‘gamey’ ways. Learning From Game Design: 11 Gambits For Influencing User Behaviour.

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Why Learn?

The Peformance Improvement

Why should you keep on learning? You have a college degree, maybe a terminal degree such as MBA or Ph.D. You have a job that you know how to do and you’re good at it. You get a regular paycheck, and, if you’re lucky, have a long-term contract and stock options. Other than your supplier’s new products and services, what is there left to learn? Learning and work have merged. You know the trends.

A World Without Objectives– Please NO

Allison Rossett

Here is what a world without objectives might sound like– “I don’t know. What do you think? Last year we covered ice breakers. How about a session on humor this year?” ” “Well, I’m not entirely certain what scenario-based elearning would do for us, but I know our competitors are doing it.” ” “I want to build a great program for the reps, but not sure what to do. Role plays? Job aids? Videos? Drills? All of them? How do I decide?” ” “We got a really good speaker. She is funny, really a hoot. No clue where to start.”

Games for Change Part 1: The Power of Urgent Optimism in Learning Games

Bottom-Line Performance

Games change us. They change our brains and they change how we think. They put us in the middle of situations we would have never imagined or expected and allow us to make choices and decisions we never thought possible. Games offer a safe place to feel uncomfortable, a controlled place to experience the chaos of real life. But can games lead us to meaningful SOCIAL change? BLP News

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Attract, Engage, and Develop Talent using Open Badges: An IBM case study