December, 2009

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Blending Learning with Social Technology Components

Upside Learning

A lot of companies today face a resource situation that’s not unique in this age. A few key individuals holding important technical and project management knowledge is quite common. Such key knowledge in the hands of few prevents it from being disseminated broadly and leads to an unhealthy dependence on those individuals. Each blend is unique and purposed to address a specific need. Web 2.0

Webinars: Past, Present and Future

Kapp Notes

Here are links to webinars past, present and future.not quite a Christmas Carol but. Past: Here is a link to the presentation I gave last week titled " Reaching and Teaching Across Generations " Screen shot from early in the presentation, the discussion was already lively. Examine generational differences, as well as pedagogical strategies and techniques to best engage your entire classroom.

35 More Qualities Of The Ideal Instructional Designer

The eLearning Coach

A few months ago I published a list of the 10 Qualities Of The Ideal Instructional Designer. Since then, the eLearning community contributed so many qualities to the list it is now overflowing. The comments more or less fell into a few categories: working with SMEs, designing and developing content, love of learning, business savvy and personal attributes. So here are the next 35 qualities. Price).

Happy Holidays from TechSmith - It's the Most Robotic Time of the Year!

Visual Lounge

Robots are always cool, right? I've always loved them - in fact, I'm even "knitting a robot army":[link] At TechSmith, we're getting in the holiday spirit by celebrating the most 'Robotic' time of the year! you can even download and make your own "TechSmith robots":[link] (PDF)! We have a robot for each product! The TechSmith robot visited several departments around the office for some fun.

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Do Microcourses Have a Place in Workplace Learning?

Upside Learning

From Wikipedia – Microlearning deals with relatively small learning units and short-term learning activities. Generally, the term ‘microlearning’ refers to micro-perspectives in the context of learning, education and training. More frequently, the term is used in the domain of E-learning and related fields in the sense of a new paradigmatic perspective on learning processes in mediated environments on micro levels. Earlier this week Clark Quinn talked of Microcourses wondering if microcourses have any use. He writes: “.I absolutely agree there.

Great Year End ReCap

Kapp Notes

This time of year there are many recaps of blog postings and reflections on the "year in blogs." One good site to check out is ASTD's Learning Circuits Blog Big Question for December. It contains a number of great postings about what bloggers have learned this year. Another great year end post was done by Zaid Ali Alsagoff over at ZaidLearn. He always does creative graphics and has created interesting and valuable assets for anyone looking to increase their knowledge or resources in the area of e-learning. Check out the year end post, The Very Best from ZaidLearn!

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Six Steps to Creating High Quality Video Training by Jeremy Vest

Learning Solutions Magazine

Games and immersive learning are great, but today the most accessible and most easily developed instructional medium is video. Producing great video instruction for use online is simpler than you may think, and may also be less expensive than other rapid development methods. Here are six steps you can begin using today to develop online video e-Learning.

eLearning Templates – 20 Resources

Tony Karrer

Recently, I’ve been seeing a lot of posts come through eLearning Learning that provide eLearning templates or toolkits or other kinds of interesting resources. And the list would be even better with help - see Curator Editor Research Opportunities on eLearning Learning. eLearning Technology. Subscribe to the Best of eLearning Learning for updates from this blog and other eLearning blogs

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.

Why do I bother?

Learning with e's

The Edublogger Awards are in full swing, and people are voting as I write this. have been blogging seriously since the end of 2006, and have done so on a regular basis, so I will be interested in the results when they are announced. Reading Tom Barrett's post tonight ' Why Bother Blogging? ' got me thinking about my own reasons for blogging. It can be hard work, but it can also be very rewarding.

PLE / Personal Learning Environment: What’s yours like?

Dont Waste Your Time

As most of my posts these days are based on resources and my readings, I thought I’d continue with this I found (again) on Twitter: A Collection of PLE diagrams. Please look through all the ones listed (the list is growing daily so what I see now and, say, next month is going to be different) [.]. Blogging Facebook Generation Y mLearning PLE PLN Social Media Social Network Technology Twitter Web 3.0

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eLearning: Top Posts of 2009 - Upside Learning Blog

Upside Learning

As we knock on 2010’s doors, it’s a good time to look at what we did on this blog in 2009. We started this blog in March 2009 and in its 10 month existence has more than a 100 posts. The blog now has about 500 subscribers and has received more than 53000 page views and more than 200 comments. Top 100 Learning Game Resources. 2. Top 47 eLearning & Workplace Learning Blogs. 3.

Not a Good Week for the Virtual Worlds Space

Kapp Notes

First, Metaplace announced it will be closing its virtual doors on January 1, 2010 at 11:59 pm Pacific Time. This was one of the alternatives I listed for something other than Second Life in my Alternatives to Second Life (continued, again) I described Metaplace as: Is a Flash-based virtual world platform that allows players to buy and sell items, own property and play online games. Because it is Flash-based there is no download required. Another particularly interesting aspect of Metaplace is that it can be embedded into a webpage. Formerly Meteplace was known Areae. LAYOFFS REPORTED.

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Success depends on who we work with

Learning and Working on the Web

Here’s a description from Connected: The surprising power of our social networks and how they shape our lives , in which sociologist, Brian Uzzi, describes how creative teams (musical productions) function: Uzzi found that teams made up of individuals who had never before worked together fared poorly, greatly increasing the chance of a flop. These networks were not well connected and contained mostly weak ties. At the other extreme, groups made up of individuals who had all worked together previously also tended to create musicals that were unsuccessful. Creativity. Passion.

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TRUST – if L&D is to have any impact, it's vital

Performance Learning Productivity

Trust is very important in our lives. As children we put our trust in our parents. As we grew we learned to make decisions regarding when we should trust and when we should be more circumspect. When we start a new job or project we spend time figuring out who we can turn to for advice, who we can trust, and whose advice we need to double-check. think we're all aware of that. The difference is this.

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A Web 2.0 wonderland

Learning with e's

Instead of simply recommending some Web 2.0 tools to you in the traditional way, I thought I would do something different. It's the festive season after all, and if that's not a licence for a bit of fun, then what is? So here are the links to some tools some of you already know about and may have been using for some time, and perhaps a few tools you have not heard of, or would like to try out.

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Is Classroom Training More Credible than Online Training?

eLearning Brothers

Recently at a round-table discussion about eLearning in the Commercial Lending industry an interesting point surfaced periodically: “Why is classroom training perceived as being more credible than online training?&#. think that this varies a bit by industry (and commercial banking is not known to be pioneers in the latest technology) but many people believe that classroom training is the “best way&#. Learning is acceptable as a “second-best&# option but will not work as well as a classroom session. Why does this perception? Yes they had buns in a seat. Why or why not?

Skill based learning – How it drives an organization’s performance

Training and learning organizations today play an active role in contributing to the bottom line of any organization by aligning their objectives to the immediate business objectives. This provides a solid ground for cost justification and encourages businesses to place training groups right where they should be, at the heart of a growing, thriving, learning culture.

eLearning Development: 4 Tech Considerations When Using Videos

Upside Learning

With increasing bandwidths and better compression techniques available, use of videos in Flash platform based eLearning courses is on the rise. However, often we find videos not being used optimally. This could leave your learners with a bad experience. Here are a few technical aspects to keep in mind when working with videos. Please do share any others that you may know in comments area. 1.

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Learning in 3D Book Tour Start Date Announced

Kapp Notes

It is official, the Learning in 3D book tour will start on January 11, 2010. We've got over 30 bloggers on the tour with a special Twitter hashtag of #lrn3d, a Twitter book give away, a 20% discount from the publisher and even a "prize" for folks that follow the entire tour and leave a comment on every blog. Details will be forthcoming. The tour promises to be an exciting event so get ready. The tour stops will be announced in the near future but I will tell you the first stop will be at the blog of the person that wrote the forward to the book, Ron Burns at ProtonMedia's blog.

Collaborative learning using Captivate and Twitter

Adobe Captivate

I’ve finally managed make a decent recording of my session at the Adobe Learning Summit. The session was titled ‘Collaborative learning using Captivate and Twitter’- and showcases a new idea around how we believe Captivate courses of the future can help bridge the gap between 'Classroom based training' and eLearning. Follow this link to view the demo (runs 18 mins).

The eLearning Singularity or The Inevitable Evolution of eLearning Development

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

Its that time of year again where everyone wants to know what's coming up in 2010. Or we look back at 2009 and reflect. Both are excellent practices, but I think everyone has pretty much covered all of the bases. If you can't find any, then just leave me a comment and I'll see what I can find for you. This might not be much of a look into 2010 but I definitely feel a new trend. I'm not even sure what to call it. After years of thinking about it and talking about it, I finally found a blog pot hit me in the face with it. Okay, those were my words, not his. Everybody wins. By today's 2.0

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.

Weapon of mass detraction

Learning with e's

It became a phenomenon in 2009. No, not Twitter. I'm talking about the use of Twitter as a weapon of mass detraction - as a means of heckling keynote speakers at conferences. As a way to vent your spleen when you feel that the speaker you paid to come to hear is missing the mark. Such heckling using Twitter is now a new word in our lexicon: Tweckle (twek'ul) vt. It's the same with Twitter.

5 Essential Rapid E-Learning Tips

Rapid eLearning

A manager I know works for a multibillion dollar company that has its own elearning group. However, when she needs to train her staff of about 200, she has no access to the elearning group’s resources. Without rapid elearning tools, she’d be hard pressed to offer her team the benefits of online learning. And there aren’t a lot of places for them to get help inside the organization.

Allen Tough, informal learning pioneer

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Allen Tough,  a brief talk at the 3rd New Approaches to Lifelong Learning (NALL) Conference. Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada. February 19, 1999. They’re not aware of other people’s learning, educators don’t take it into account and so on. It seems to happen in all demographic groups. We found a 20/80% split. And the other 80% was informal.

Co-Author Speaking at 3D Life Science 2010 Event in Malvern, PA

Kapp Notes

On January 19th, 2010. Tony O'Driscoll (my co-author and partner in 3D) will be presenting at an event co-sponsored by Microsoft and ProtonMedia. The event will be moderated by a top life sciences industry personality, and will feature several surprise guests, the panel will discuss how pharma organizations are using innovative (some would say radical) collaboration technologies to out-think and out-sell their competitors in today's exceedingly competitive environment. They are even going to serve lunch and refreshments. It is an "invitation-only" event.

Leaving performance reviews behind: Where to start [Guide]

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