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ZaidLearn: Use Bloom's Taxonomy Wheel for Writing Learning Outcomes


Do you have problems writing learning outcomes/objectives for your content or courses? Or more specifically, do you have trouble finding the right ACTION VERBS to describe what you want your students to achieve from the course, module, topic or unit? Have you tried using Bloom's Taxonomy wheel(s) before to assist finding those magic action verbs? Trust me! It is helpful, but to me it is misleading.

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This Made My Day

Bottom-Line Performance

I am a huge history buff. minored in history in college, just for fun. Give me a good biography about a historical figure, and I’m set for the evening. So when I discovered Historical Tweets , I fell in love! Historical Tweets combines my love of history with the feeling “I just don’t get the point of twitter&#. Definitely check out Mozart and, of course, Ben Franklin.

Blackboard vs. Moodle: a comparison

Dont Waste Your Time

As a user of Blackboard at Bournemouth University I have been involved in various discussion about it’s merit or lack of). These are usually started by someone who doesn’t like Blackboard, and probably hasn’t used it much either (or even tried?). They are usually fans of Moodle, even if they’ve not used it (but have talked [.]. Blackboard Moodle myBU PLN Technology University 2.0 VLE Web 2.0

Learning Management: What does a Training Company need an LMS for?

Upside Learning

Training companies the world over are changing the way they operate and the services they offer customers. An important one is the inclusion of eLearning (or online training) as part of their core offerings for existing and new customers. Such an offering is not purely driven by a cost-saving strategy on the customer’s part, but is also due to the growing acceptance of eLearning as an effective way of delivering training. An appropriate Learning Management System (LMS) is the key to the successful execution of this piece of strategy. Who’s who in the LMS?


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 100 Best Open Education Resources on the Web

eLearning 3.0 has release a comprehensive list ( The 100 Best Open Education Resources on the Web ) of some of the finest educational resources that are available for free via the web. I see a couple of my favorite sites on this list: MIT Open Courseware. iTunesU. Related posts: 100 Open Technology Courses You Should Have Taken in College | Education Needs to Be Turned on Its Head. Why Distance Education in a Rough Economy? Distance Ed Featured

3 Brainstorm Ideas for Your Next E-Learning Course

Rapid eLearning

One of my favorite parts of designing elearning courses is coming up with some treatments or ideas that we can present to the client. I’m always playing around with ideas. Most of them are kind of goofy and not always appropriate for the client’s project. However, it’s okay to come up with dumb ideas. Besides there are enough boring elearning courses to provide balance to the occasional dumb idea.

The Problem with Web 2.0…

The E-Learning Curve

Discuss. --. The E-learning Curve blog shares thought-provoking commentary and practical knowledge for e-learning professionals. Find out more. web 2.0 duplex media distribution content delivery learning 2.0

Beware the cloud

George Siemens

I’ve found personal benefit to moving more and more of my information into “the cloud&#. Web-based tools like Google Docs, Twitter, wordpress, delicious, etc. provide the freedom to access my resources regardless of device. The development of smart phones over the last several years makes this model of data creation/access particularly valuable. With MobileMe and LiveMesh, we get the additional value of being able to store resources - via the cloud - across multiple devices. Good ol’ redundancy. All is not well, however.

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.

The 100 Best Open Education Resources on the Web

eLearning 3.0 has release a comprehensive list ( The 100 Best Open Education Resources on the Web ) of some of the finest educational resources that are available for free via the web. I see a couple of my favorite sites on this list: MIT Open Courseware. iTunesU. No related posts.

Designing Synchronous e-Learning Courses

Bottom-Line Performance

We’re continuing our discussion of synchronous e-learning (aka. distance learning) this month. Today, I want to talk about how to actually design synchronous e-learning courses. There are many elements of course design that need to be taken into consideration for synchronous e-learning. However, here are just a few questions to consider: 1. Technology. Facilitators. Participants. Content.

Mobile Technology: Bigger than the Internet and the PC combined

eLearning Acupuncture

Mobile technology is going to change your life and the change has not really begun yet. That's the take home message from Elliot Soloway (Professor, Univ. of Michigan) and Cathie Norris (Professor, North Texas Univ.). This amazing new resource is available 24/7 in the palm of your hand. Once in place in the culture of our society, so many constraints will be removed from our daily lives.

Out and About: Visiting with Ty

Kapp Notes

Catching up with Ty. While in Arizona, I had the good fortune to meet up with a former student, Ty Howard and catch up with his busy work as an adjunct faculty member among other projects he was doing. It is always good to see a former student and to hear what they are doing and how they are using their degree in instructional design.

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.

Great Work is not Recognized

Learn and Lead

I recently read this in one of the blogs that I follow (which unfortunately I can’t remember, apologies). Great work is not recognized by managers, exceptional work is. Great work is expected from you anyway. This is so true. have heard many people complain that they got no recognition for the work they did. In some cases they said they got no recognition for the great work they did.

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The World has a New Mania: The "Learn English" Mania

ID Reflections

Came across this TED talk in a friend's blog--someone whose intellect, passion and creativity I admire. Mountains of Molehills A wonderful talk by Jay Walker on the English Learning mania that is sweeping across the world--2 billion worldwide are trying to learn English.most of all in China. China will become the world's largest English speaking country! English--the language of problem solving.a

Glitchy Failure Captions in Captivate

Experiencing eLearning

Recently I’ve been working on a Captivate tutorial to help our facilitators better understand the thought process of troubleshooting a specific part of their course setup. This is basically a software simulation with an avatar & audio. Most slides have a clickable area within the LMS interface. This click box has both a hint caption and a failure caption. Posted in e-Learning, Tools.

Shout Out: Michael Qaissaunee

Kapp Notes

Gordon introducing Mike--the Educator of the Year. Congratulations to my colleague and friend, Mike Qaissaunee who won the Educator of the year Award at the National Science Foundation's HI-TEC conference in Arizona. It is a well deserved award. Mike accepting his well-deserved award. I've known Mike for years and consider him one of the most knowledgeable and gifted educators I know.

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.

Personal in Personal Knowledge Management

Tony Karrer

Great dialog between Harold Jarche and Stephen Downes around Harold's PKM process … Stephen Downes wrote in response: … what does the concept of a ‘method’ here imply? That there is a ‘best’ way to manage knowledge an information? Isn’t that what we’ve learned there isn’t ? All of my articles on PKM are descriptive, not prescriptive. That's a real mistake. Your mileage will vary.


What we need is a little more slide:ology

Clive on Learning

I’ve just finished slide:ology , a wonderful book by Nancy Duarte, which celebrates ‘the art and science of creating great presentations’. Nancy is well qualified to show us how PowerPoint and similar packages can be used to greatest effect, as Duarte Design was the firm that created Al Gore’s Oscar-winning film, An Inconvenient Truth. The book is full of great examples and tips.

The Future Business of Learning for Suppliers

Performance Learning Productivity

Last month Tony Karrer wrote an very insightful piece on his eLearning Technology blog about the Business of Learning. The post and the discussion underneath it are well worth reading. Tony equated the challenges of the learning industry to those of the publishing industry. Publishers have been going through a very tough time over the past few years. It has no other option. The Masie figure is 88%.

Learning in 3D Summer 2009: Class Three

Kapp Notes

Experimenting with building in SL. This class was a blended class, as I am travelling in AZ, I recorded the first part of the session as an asynchronous class which students listened to before attending the "live" session. The recording discussed Learning Archetypes and using the ADDIE model to create instruction. Why3 D2 Penn State Presentation View more presentations from kkapp.

Leaving performance reviews behind: Where to start [Guide]

Is your company ready to move beyond the annual performance review? Where do you start? What are the keys to success? In this guide, you’ll gain an understanding of: the forces driving change, three foundations of success and take a deep dive into the skills gap many managers have that will sink your efforts before they start and how to address them.

Pre-network with LinkedIn

Tony Karrer

There are a wide variety of local events in the Los Angeles area that I periodically attend. must say that I go through phases where I attend more events for a while and then I pull back and only attend a few. Right now, I'm in a fairly selective mode. So, when I go to an event, I want to make sure that I get the most I can from the time. It used to be that I first looked for good content.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Last Weeks Kineo Product Knowledge E-Learning Webinar:

Learning Visions

On Thursday Kineo's Stephen Walsh and I presented a webinar on Product Knowledge e-Learning. After having participated in and live-blogged many a webinar, this was the first I've actually helped present. It was great fun

Moodle the Internet and learning

Moodle Journal

If like myself you are very much a VLE'er in you course delivery then you will also know the many advantages and to some extent the issues that can become apparent and very real when you encourage students to connect to all those digital resources out there on the Internet.

Bored? Try Some Space Related Games

Kapp Notes

In honor of the Apollo 11 flight, I have gathered a few space related games. A few are even educational. Take some time to relive the space flight with these games and even learn a few things in the process. Go to NASA's Kids Club to play all kinds of neat space games for elementary level kids. (I confess, some of the games are even fun for adults.) If you feel heroic, play Rocket Rescue.

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.