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Great TED Video by Tom Chatfield: 7 ways video games engage the brain

Kapp Notes

Here is a great TED Video that clearly details the ways that video games engage us, transfix us and compel us to action. Tom Chatfield also describes how video games are data collection machines and they are constantly collecting data on players. Imagine what a learner professional can do with all those data points in terms of improving learning and promoting behavioral change. Interesting stuff.

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Massively scalable training

Clive on Learning

Some fantastic progress has been made recently in realising the concept of massively scalable education. You've probably already heard plenty about the Khan Academy , which has contributed to the maths education of millions, as well as the free online courses being run by faculty at Stanford University. An Introduction to Artificial Intelligence , led by Peter Norvig and Sebastian Thrun, attracted some 160,000 enquiries, of which 25,000 or more have made it through to its conclusion. Interested as I am in all this, my work is not in education, it is in training. There is, of course, an overlap.

The Flipped Learning Revolution — Coming to a Brain Near You?

Social Learning

One of the concepts in training that has taken the biggest strides this year has been that of the “flipped classroom.” My colleague Jon Matejcek first covered it back in March in his article “ Online Academy Helps to Keep Lectures Where They Belong: Out of the Classroom.” Essentially, the idea is to upend the traditional teaching model of classroom lecture followed by personal practice at home.

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Measuring And Evaluating Learning – The Top Skill For L&D Teams

Upside Learning

Recent research by ASTD and REED Learning reveals that measuring and evaluating learning is the top-most skill L&D teams are looking for. From the report, here is the list of top 10 skills in demand: How relevant do you think the following topics would be, as part of a qualification aimed at trainers and L&D practitioners? responses are in order). Measuring & Evaluating Learning. Delivering Learning. Designing Learning. Coaching Skills. Improving Performance. Facilitating Change. Consulting Skills. Managing an L&D Function. Career Planning & Talent Mgt. Knowledge Management.

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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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Ruth Clark: eLearning and the Science of Instruction: A 10 Year Retrospection

Learning Visions

These are my live blogged notes from December 13, 2011: eLearning Guild Thought Leaders Webinar Ruth Clark and Richard Mayer’s book e-Learning and the Science of Instruction: Proven Guidelines for Consumers and Designers of Multimedia Learning – now in its 3rd edition. An expert in evidence-based elearning – author of seven books! Let’s reflect back on the three editions of the book – what’s stayed the same and what’s changed? Technology has changed! Smart phone…search functions…facebook/web 2.0…gaming…the gaming…the cloud. And what’s happened in your own life – new job?

Adobe Captivate: Say Goodbye to the Mouse Click Sound

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Kevin Siegel    I received an SOS from a fellow Captivate developer who was having a hate-hate relationship with the mouse click sounds he was hearing in his Adobe Captivate demonstration. He told me he had spent over an hour trying to figure out how to disable the mouse-click sound, project-wide. Project-wide? shared it with him and now I'm going to share it with you.

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The Six Hats of a Community Manager

ID Reflections

In my previous post, I wrote about the tenets of communitymanagement based on my learnings from the past 6 months. In this post, I wantto talk about the different hats that we need to don as community managers.This was well put in the diagram by Andy Wibbels which you can see in this post called Inside the Mind of a Community Manager.It graphically represents a number of things a community manager needs to be aware of in her/his role. In my post, I want to explore all the "hats" a community manager needs to wear to execute her role. What we are asking for is a behaviour change.

Gamification, Virtual Worlds and The Gartner Hype Cycle

Kapp Notes

For those of you who do not know, the Gartner Hype Cycle is a graphical depiction of technology on a curve showing where technology is in terms of maturity. The Hype Cycle provides strategists and planners with an assessment of the maturity, business benefit and future direction of certain technologies. The hype cycle has five cycles on a graph as outlined below from Wikipedia. 3D worlds Games

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.

Content as curriculum?

Learning with e's

I think it's about time we reconsidered the way curricula in schools are presented. The tired, just in case model of curriculum just doesn't make sense anymore. Content is still very much king in schools, because 'content as curriculum' is easy and cost effective to deliver, and that is what most governments require and impose. But most teachers will tell you it's not the best approach. Web Googl

Learning in Wonderland: the untapped potential of workplace learning

Performance Learning Productivity

This is the first of three posts adapted from articles I have written for Inside Learning Technologies & Skills magazine. This article appeared in November 2011.  The second and third articles will be posted here a little while after they have been published in the magazine. I’ve taken Lewis Carroll’s ‘Alice in Wonderland’ as a theme for the series. The illustrations here are Sir John Tenniel’s

Infographic: Which College Majors Lead To Higher Employment, Unemployment?


As students around the country continue to raise their voices against the rising costs of education, former students are also looking for work. But higher education doesn’t necessarily mean employment. In fact, many who study the more popular majors are having a hard time finding a job. Click image to enlarge). Online Training college education training unemployment

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Time Saver Tuesday - the 10ish Commandments of Screencasting

Visual Lounge

It's Tuesday so that means its time for some new Time Saver Tuesday tips! Up today we have a snippet from previous episode of The Forge. Today's tips are all about how to make your screencasts less awful! I met Dan Nunez when he attended ScreencastCamp earlier this year. One of the sessions he led was called the '10 Commandments of Screencasting '. It was a big hit. Honor your resolution.

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.

Technotroubadours And Teacherpreneurs

Upside Learning

Perhaps it’s a bit late; but you should check out this great Prezi presentation put together by Amy Burvall; Technotroubadours and Teacherpreneurs. Technotroubadours and Teacherpreneurs on Prezi. So many interesting ideas are touched on, many with implications for ‘learning’ as we know it. You are a mash-up of what you let into your life’. eLearning Learning

Creating Pop-up Text in Adobe Captivate 5.5

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

Check out this  awesome example  of how to use Advanced Actions to create some nifty pop-up information in a Captivate lesson. especially like the way the lesson makes full use of Captivate's Full Motion Recording and Panning features. Adobe's Technical Communication Suite Captivate eLearning

#unesco_mlw Mike Sharples on #mLearning pedagogies

Ignatia Webs

Appropriate pedagogy and learning with mobile phones. Still liveblogging from UNESCO mLearning symposium 16 December 2011. He gave an overview of different learning models for mobile learning. pick up from where Mike said it would be an asset for UNESCO. We need to look at education that could not be done in traditional education before, that is the strength of learning with mobile devices. One important remark: the public empowerment potential of mobile devices is an incredible strong point for learning (formal and informal). This was a successful mLearning project in Chili.

Network thinking

Learning and Working on the Web

Tweet Curtis Ogden at The Interaction Institute provides a very good summary of the differences between network-centric and hierarchy-centric thinking, called Network Thinking : Adaptability instead of control. Emergence instead of predictability. Resilience and redundancy instead of rock stardom. Contributions before credentials. Diversity and divergence. Adaptability instead of Control.

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.

Conversation as curriculum

Learning with e's

In my last blog post Content as curriculum? lamented the current state of formal education and pointed to linear, content laden and outmoded curricula as a contributing factor. The post provoked a number of comments, some supportive, some antagonistic to my position. But (and here I will continue to be provocative) I feel that some are missing the point completely. References Applebee, A. N.

Authentic Learning

Clark Quinn

This week, #change11 is being hosted by Jan Herrington (who I had the pleasure of meeting in West Australia many years ago; highly recommended). It’s an interesting program; very international, and somewhat non-traditional. Overall, the presentations were quite well done. Despite some small variation in quality and one very unique approach to the problem, I was impressed with the coherence of the presentations and the solidity of the outcomes. Some were very clearly uniquely innovative new ideas that would benefit the firm. and provided live feedback. design meta-learning

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Future trends in #mobile technology what can we expect in the next 5, 10, 15 years #unesco_mlw

Ignatia Webs

Keynote Paul Kim, Stanford University. Good talk, but a bit technology utopian. He focuses on success stories from his projects with children around the world while using mobile devices. He speaks with such enthusiasm, that he sounds like a promotional movie for mobile learning created at Stanford. If there is a competitive benefit, it is always temporarily. for most human fields.

Students, the hidden stories

Dont Waste Your Time

While we may make judgements about students, their attendance in class, etc, or make generalisations about background and/or ability, do any of us really know what they deal with, or have had to deal with in their past? Watch this and be inspired. Do you know ‘where’ your students have come from (and I don’t mean geographically)? Video YouTube

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.

Why Do We Need to Assess? My Top 5 Reasons

Designed for Learning

A couple of weeks ago, I read an article about why schools in Finland are successful. There There was one sentence in this article that really stuck with me. “We prepare children to learn how to learn, not how to take a test.”  - Pasi Sahlberg, a former math and physics teacher who is now in Finland’s Ministry of Education and Culture. think this sentence captures the essence of why we should. performance learning assessing assess

Six Tenets of Community Management: Learnings

ID Reflections

I am back again after being away for more than 3 months. Ihave been somewhat lazy but I also deliberately stayed away from posting as Itried to consolidate and synthesise all that I was learning. have beenplaying the role of an enterprise community manager for some time now—6 monthsto be precise—and thought it would be a good idea to jot down my learnings fromthe past few months. This post is directed towards new community managers, whohave recently donned the mantle of community management and are perhaps findingthat there are more things to do than one had thought of.

Benefits in #mobile technology development: the implications for #education #unesco_mlw

Ignatia Webs

Panel: Mario Deriquito, Jill Attewell, Don Knezek, Jonghwi Park on mobile tech development benefits Mario Deriquito, beliefs in mobile technology for improving the educational system (works in Philipines). But the mobile solution will not be immediate, nor will it be a total solution. Looking for mLearning solutions that can be mainstreamed. But what about values, leadership, relating to people.

Resources for Two Recent Presentations

Kapp Notes

Here are slides, links and other information from two webinars I conducted. One was part of the eLearning Guild’s Online Forums, I spokeon the topic of Gamification of learning and instruction. The other was for NETWORKS which is an Advanced Technology Education (ATE) National Resource Center funded, in part, by the National Science Foundation. Instructional Gaming. Software Resources.

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.