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Video games as Good Teachers

Kapp Notes

It is obvious that games are immensely popular, what is less obvious is that they are also powerful teachers who have been “schooling” a generation for the past 30 years. Learning is most effective when the learner has an achievable, well-defined goal. With a goal, you are “willing to be corrected for your mistakes and accept ‘try this, do that’ advice in order to achieve your success [50].” Games are filled with goals. Reach the final level, defeat this creature, find the treasure, save the princess, beat your previous time, defeat the computer opponent, defeat your human opponent. 2001).

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The classroom option you should not ignore

E-Learning Provocateur

I’m sure you know the feeling. You’re sitting in a classroom watching a presentation – which started late to allow the “stragglers” to show up – when about 10 minutes in it dawns on you… What am I doing here? But whether it be due to politeness, shyness, peer pressure, or a sense of obligation, you remained bolted to your seat until the bitter end.

Insights: Organisations need multi-device learning solutions

Clive on Learning

This post continues my commentary to the Learning Insights 2012 Report produced by Kineo for e.learning age magazine. The fourth of the ten 'insights' in the report is that ‘Organisations need multi-device learning solutions'. It used to be that mobile learning was thought of as something quite separate from e-learning - a parallel path for learning technologies. True, you only tend to get one window on screen at a time, but as far as learning is concerned that's a big advantage. And, quite frankly, why should they? Not that many employers are yet using mobile devices that much for learning.

Using a Learning Management System to Gather Good Ideas

Absorb LMS

There’s a winding, two-lane highway in Quebec that has a telephone/electrical pole standing in the middle. This isn’t a joke. I’ve inserted a photo from a reputable news source below to show you that this really exists. How did this happen? Apparently, You can read about this here  and here. on Monday Nov. 19, 2012. Jocelyn Riendeau / Canadian Press / Sherbrooke La Tribune.

[Study] The Anatomy of a Training Course

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Insights: Formal courses are not dead, just different

Clive on Learning

This post continues my commentary to the Learning Insights 2012 Report produced by Kineo for e.learning age magazine. The third of the ten 'insights' in the report is that ‘formal courses are not dead, just different'. Formal courses have taken a bit of a beating in recent years, as the pendulum has swung towards more informal approaches. There has been a realisation, I believe, that courses have failed to deliver in terms of real performance change and that there's much more to learning at work than sitting in a classroom. Forty years later, we're getting the message. insights

Emerging new roles for learning and performance professionals

Jane Hart

Over the last week or so I have been posting about how (I think) the workplace learning landscape is changing. For me, the biggest shift is not going to be about moving from creating instructional, formal courses to producing informational (or performance support) resources. That’s obviously a very useful first step, but it’s going to require more than that.

8 Great Posts on Game Based Learning and Gamification

Bottom-Line Performance

Remember 2011? know… it seems like a long time ago. This This time last fall, we were just wrapping up an 8 part blog series on gamification and game based learning. Sharon Boller , President of BLP, authored the posts with the beginning game designer in mind. If you are just getting started with game based learning, all the information you need is right here. View Part 1. View Part 2.

Community of Practice and the TorranceLearning Download

The Peformance Improvement

One of many methods of organizational learning is a “community of practice”. This is a term coined by Etienne Wenger to describe “…groups of people who share a concern or a passion for something they do and learn how to do it better as they interact regularly.” TorranceLearning has created a kind of community of practice that they call the Torrance Download. Did you learn it? Did you use it?

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Using a Learning Management System to Gather Good Ideas

Absorb LMS

There’s a winding, two-lane highway in Quebec that has a telephone/electrical pole standing in the middle. This isn’t a joke. I’ve inserted a photo from a reputable news source below to show you that this really exists. How did this happen? Apparently, You can read about this here  and here. on Monday Nov. 19, 2012. Jocelyn Riendeau / Canadian Press / Sherbrooke La Tribune.

Returning to the didactical roots: innovation in eLearning?

Challenge to Learn

Earlier this month I presented at DevLearn on connecting learning to the business and this week I did a webinar and a seminar on adaptive learning. During these sessions I noticed that our basic approach (Determine learning objectives, Figure out how to assess and then create only the content that is really needed) is far from standard. Originally I’m a teacher in social studies and economics.

Algorithmically Generated Content In Learning

Upside Learning

Recently I read an article in Forbes about using algorithmically generated articles in publications. That was quite amazing, and set me thinking about the possibilities such technology would bring to learning. For years, learning/training as revolved around the generation of ‘content’, in fact for a number of years learning was all about content and methods to deliver it to learners.

The Promise of True mLearning is a Tough Sell

mLearning Revolution

For the last few weeks, I have been busy delivering webinars and workshops on the topic of mobile learning, and throughout, the one question I hear constantly has to do with people asking me for mLearning examples. This got me thinking about the true meaning of that very popular question. In other words, I was thinking about what most people really expect to see as mLearning examples?

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Presentation does matter!

Raptivity

We talk about evoking high content retention among the learners. It’s truly important because effective learning happens only when a learner can show it easily. However, we should also realize and accept this fact that we retain visually presented information [.].

Writing & Grammar: More Confusing Words

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Jennie Ruby    Because the results of last week's challenge were so revealing (see below), I bring you a similar challenge this week. Choose the correct word in these examples--discussion to follow. He lead/led the charge into the superstore for the one-day sales event. The biennial/biannual event last occurred in 2010. You may have to wait a while/awhile to see these prices again. remember playing the first version of that classic/classical game back when I was 12. The boyscout enjoyed his celebrity/notoriety after saving the little dog from the stream. Fewer. 0%. Weary. 0%.

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When is a LMS not a LMS?

eLearning 24-7

Over the course of the past few months, I’m seeing something. Okay, not something but SOMETHING.  It just isn’t going away. Not that I expected it to do so, mind you, because I recognized late 2011 that it would be big. I re-affirmed it in my forecasts for 2012. Yet, something has changed. Not the products – they are still the same, but rather the “anti-” that they preach is nothing more than a previous incarnation of the past, sans the message. It’s time for the real message. You are not that big scary monster of a LMS, rather you are light and fluffy.

How to Create a Dynamic Social Learning Space with High Engagement by Julian Stodd

Learning Solutions Magazine

Building a healthy social learning community takes a lot of time and effort, and it requires thoughtful strategy and implementation in four key areas. Do the job right and you enable a dynamic environment for learning—but one that you do not own. Here is some expert guidance on this somewhat paradoxical idea. Design Strategies Emerging Topics Social Media Training Strategies

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Teaching artistry

Learning with e's

I taught my first art lesson today. Passing colleagues were a little surprised to see me teaching in the art room, completely out of context. Normally I'm found teaching a session on educational theory or psychology, or information and communication technologies. Teaching an art lesson is therefore a little outside my comfort zone. have never stopped being an artist. Unported License.

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How can you tell if a training programme is working? Run a trial

Spicy Learning

Something is happening in the world of public policy and it ought to be happening within learning and development. We think that they should be.’ ’ I’d like to second this and add that randomised control trials should be used to test the effectiveness of training interventions – whether online, in the classroom, virtual or otherwise. Their performance improves.

TinCan Demystified

eFront

If you are somewhat interested in eLearning and unless you have been living on a deserted island for the last year you probably have already heard about the TinCan project. TinCan is heavily promoted as the successor of SCORM and was designed to fix many things that were lacking on the previous standard. In this post we discuss what TinCan really is and how it compares to SCORM. The Tincan API resulted from several deliberations on SCORM 2.0 over the last five years. The standard is developed by the company RUSTICI but ADL is still the steward of the specification, just like SCORM. frameset?

Selling Performance Support In-House

Living in Learning

Integrating Performance Support (PS) as part of a corporate learning strategy is one of the toughest sales we will ever have to make. The advent of Experience API [a.k.a. Tin Can], becoming a reality in early 2013, is turning the conversation from, "Do we really need to go there?" to a more urgent dialog of "Why didn't we see this coming?" More and more industry thought-leaders are seeing this integration as a strategic imperative, and the organizations who embrace the evolution will step beyond transferring knowledge to sustaining capability.

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

Formula for happiness

Jay Cross

I spent Monday and Tuesday getting inspired at the Future of Talent Retreat. This is my eight year in row. Every Every returning alumnus said they inevitably depart with new ways of looking at the world. Kevin Wheeler  pulls insights out of the group that we didn’t know were there. My topic this year was bringing emotion into the workplace. Relationships. Nurture your connections. Mindful.

2,000 Year Old E-Learning Technique

LearnDash

Instructional designers are constantly being challenged to create something that is not only engaging and entertaining, but ultimately something that is effective. Sadly, this can cause us to become lazy, relying too heavily upon flashy tools and gimmicks instead of (more importantly) the distribution of the message. What better teacher for message delivery than Aristotle.

Social Learning using Twitter

Adobe Captivate

As E-learning course authors you would have wished to help your students when they are stuck instantly and your students could also collaborate among themselves  real time more like a classroom setup which results in effective learning. This real time collaboration is now possible using Adobe Captivate Course Companion widget which is now extend to support this. There [.]. Extending Captivate Whats new Adobe Course Companion Learner Analytics Learner Engagement Twitter colloboration

Balancing task and people

Spark Your Interest

I’m working with a client who is providing their employees who need to work across country boundaries with some training on how to best design and deliver an online meeting. As we’ve worked through some of the nuances, I found myself sketching this and thought I’d share it as a way of thinking about blending different communication options and digital supports.

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