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EdisonLearning Officials Discuss the Future of K-12 Education

Kapp Notes

Recently I attended an online discussion facilitated by the educational company EdisonLearning who recently acquired a product called Provost. The goal of the discussion was to talk about the acquisition of the new product but also to discuss the future of education as EdisonLearning envisons it. The event was kicked off by John Chubb who described a little about the company that began in 1992 as the Edison Project and now has grown into EdisonLearning which has served over 350,000 children in 21 states and the United Kingdom. Complete customized, flexible educational opportunities.

So what is blended learning?

Clive on Learning

For some time now I have been unhappy with my own working definition of blended learning: A blended learning solution is an intervention that seeks to optimise effectiveness and efficiency by combining a number of different learning media. By 'learning media' I mean the channels through which learners interact with content, peers and tutors. These include face-to-face communication, a wide variety of online media, print media or telephone networks. This works OK superficially, but I now understand it to be a fudge. Blending social contexts enhances effectiveness.

7 places teachers can turn your expertise into cash online today

Ignatia Webs

So building upon the previous post on identity and personal marketing I am adding this very practical way to earn some extra bucks while exploring social media sites and getting cracking with your expertise and softwares for audio/video teaching. Teachers have always added value to a lot of learners, but with the new international connections, teachers are starting to sell their services worldwide.

Expert vs designer: who wins?

Clark Quinn

We had quite the heated discussion today on a project I’m working on, and one of the emergent issues was whether ‘the expert’ dictates the objectives, or whether the developer could change them. recognized that this is not only an issue in our process going forward (read: scalability), but it’s also a larger issue. In this case, the design that was presented by the developer to the expert (this is a simplification, our team process is more complicated than this didn’t match the expert’s expectation. Which I would agree with, but with one caveat.

New Brandon Hall Group report forecasts major shift in 2016 online learning trends

Companies are increasingly dissatisfied with online learning tools, prompting many to reinvest in technology that supports a modern training approach. Download the report from Brandon Hall Group to see how new investments are bringing real business results.

The Rapid eLearning Blog » How I Use Inexpensive Stock Photos to Create E-Learning Characters

Rapid eLearning

At a recent conference, I was showing people how to build interactive scenarios using illustrated clip art characters. Someone asked how I would build a scenario with people from photos because some people don't like using the

GardenWorld

Jay Cross

Our world is going to hell in a hand basket. The rich get richer, the air becomes more foul, soul-less corporations run everything that’s not under the thumb of the banks, resources are scarce, and people are running scared. It was wonderfully refreshing to spend the past 24 hours with a guy who doesn’t just bitch and moan about it. He’s working on an alternative.

Telepresence in the flesh

Clive on Learning

A year ago I posted about Telepresence: upping the stakes in synchronous communication. Cisco's 21st century video conferencing solution certainly sounded like something special. This afternoon I was lucky enough to receive a demonstration of the system at Cisco's European head office in Feltham and for once reality exceeded the hype. You are monitored by three video cameras positioned centrally.

Instructional Design: What do you get when you mix articulate presenter, with captivate, with camtasia, with webquiz. you could get THIS

Ignatia Webs

How can you mix all kinds of software's AND social media apps? That is one of the questions I have roaming about in the back of my mind. On the verge of my vacation, I wanted to test a new software ( Articulate Presenter ) and see if other software that we use to build courses with can be implemented. It works with Flash, so sometimes he preloads to buffer the multimedia files.

Blogging & New Media Workshop by IBNMS

Learn and Lead

I attended two sessions of the Blogging and New Media Workshop organized by Indian Blog and New Media Society. I was actually surprised to see a relatively large turnout. There would have been approximately 100 people. That’s not bad for a Sunday evening session and a working day Monday evening session. Most were interesting in knowing how to make money through blogs.

Brazil

Jay Cross

This time next month I will be in Sao Paolo. This will be my first trip to Brazil. I’m looking for innovative companies to work with on informal learning and innovation. Or well-heeled friends (sorry I neglected you until now). Or advice on what I can’t leave without doing

ZaidLearn's New Learning Space = Netvibes?

ZaidLearn

Link to ZaidLearn's New Learning Space Netvibes NO TIME! have been kind of busy the last two weeks implementing a lot of work related e-learning crap, and sadly have found no time to sit down, reflect and write something that is even more crap :) Hopefully, I can complete my 5-part learning series next week. Now, that is the kind of tool I like! Just need to find the time! Information overload?

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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.

Good Questions Identify eLearning 2.0 Opportunities

Clark Quinn

I'm a big fan of questions (see Better Questions for Learning Professionals ) and as I'm preparing a workshop ( Revolution in Workplace Learning ) one of the things I stumbled upon is what seems to be a great new question: Given that eLearning 2.0 (web 2.0, wikis, blogs, social networking, etc.) represents new ways of supporting learning and work. as a learning professional, what are the new questions that I need to ask as part of analysis? There must be new questions that we need to ask in order to figure out if and how eLearning 2.0 approaches apply to given performance improvement needs.

New Look at eCube

Learn and Lead

eCube now has a new look and feel. wanted something bright and refreshing. used the WP-Polaroid for Blogger template that I downloaded from eblog templates. It took more time than I expected but in the process I created a blog template upgrade checklist. realized that there is too much code (analytics, tracking, label customization etc.) that is embedded that needs to be ported to the new template code. And the widgets got all messed up in the new template so I had to create many widgets all over again. There is still some fine tuning to be done over the next few days.

Internet Time Blog » Future of Media Summit 2008

Jay Cross

on bastille day (july 14), i'll be attending the future of media summit at the computer history museum in mountain view from 1:00 pm to 9:00 pm. kooky hours because the event is co-located with sydney, australia

ZaidLearn's New Learning Space = Netvibes?

ZaidLearn

Link to ZaidLearn's New Learning Space Netvibes NO TIME! have been kind of busy the last two weeks implementing a lot of work related e-learning crap, and sadly have found no time to sit down, reflect and write something that is even more crap :) Hopefully, I can complete my 5-part learning series next week. Now, that is the kind of tool I like! Just need to find the time! Information overload?

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Daily Bookmarks 07/03/2008

Experiencing eLearning

ISTE | NETS for Teachers 2008. NETS-T 2008 standards–technology standards for teachers in 5 categories. tags: education , technology , digitalliteracy , 21stcenturyskills. 1. Facilitate and Inspire Student Learning and Creativity. 2. Design and Develop Digital-Age Learning Experiences and Assessments. 3. Model Digital-Age Work and Learning. 4. Promote and Model Digital Citizenship and Responsibility. 5. Engage in Professional Growth and Leadership

Storyboarding for eLearning

Storyboarding is a very important step for creating eLearning courses. But don’t you feel it’s a waste of time to start creating the courses from scratch and copy-paste text and other objects from the storyboard to the eLearning tool for course development.

One Project at a Time

In the Middle of the Curve

A somewhat indirect response to the Big Question Lead the Charge? : The Learning Circuits Blog - I may be wrong about this - but isn't our primary goal to encourage behavior change? SMEs come to me because they need their employees to do something different. They want help accomplishing this. That's where folks like us come in. In the day-to-day, we still need to look at - Who is the audience and how many? - How quickly does the information change? Where and when will they need this information / perform this task / use this behavior? - Is there a requirement that "training" must happen?

Future of Media Summit 2008

Jay Cross

On Bastille Day (July 14), I’ll be attending the Future of Media Summit at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View from 1:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Kooky hours because the event is co-located with Sydney, Australia). Topics include future of t.v. and video, future of privacy and personal advertising, global media strategies. and future of journalism. Price: $149. Cheap. Three times that if you’re attending in Sydney. This is an Aussie-heavy bash.). Coming from Berkeley? I’ll be happy to give you a ride

Good Questions Identify eLearning 2.0 Opportunities

Tony Karrer

I'm a big fan of questions (see Better Questions for Learning Professionals ) and as I'm preparing a workshop ( Revolution in Workplace Learning ) one of the things I stumbled upon is what seems to be a great new question: Given that eLearning 2.0 (web 2.0, wikis, blogs, social networking, etc.) represents new ways of supporting learning and work. as a learning professional, what are the new questions that I need to ask as part of analysis? There must be new questions that we need to ask in order to figure out if and how eLearning 2.0 approaches apply to given performance improvement needs.

The Five Minute University

Lars is Learning

Harold Jarche referenced this delicious video clip of Father Guido Sarduci pointing out what we all know about traditional schooling and higher education - we forget most of it. So what is the net value to us and society in perpetuating a model that is plainly inefficient, especially when the connected world we live in now fundamentally changes the economics on which that model was based.As.

Evaluating Training - Capturing the Benefits Aspects of ROI

Training evaluation is necessary and, in many ways, critical to the success of a business. But because short term priorities always seem to take precedence, it is typically something we plan to do better in the next course, or maybe next month, or even next year. After all, we’ve managed pretty well up to now, so surely another year can’t hurt!

Video Ratings

Clark Quinn

I received a question today and thought I'd ask blog readers if they can help with answers. The question comes from a blog reader who captures a lot of different videos within their organization. They have "over a couple of thousand of video and audio clips that new hires and tenured employees are currently using for on-boarding and training." What they want to do is to help employees better access the video content. They've seen viddler which allows people to tag specific sections within the video. That makes me wonder. Do you think it makes sense to rate / tag specific sections of video?

The Dominant Animal at the Long Now Foundation

Jay Cross

Around five this evening, I opened an email that read, Date: Fri, 27 Jun 2008 09:56:57 -0700. From: Stewart Brand < sb@gbn.org > Subject: [SALT] Paul Ehrlich TONIGHT June 27 (for forwarding). To: salt@list.longnow.org. How does cultural evolution work? How should its. dynamics relate to the processes of biological. evolution? The accord or discord between the two. great evolutions determines how the world got. where it is, and where we are going. “ The Dominant Animal: Human Evolution and the. Environment ,&# Paul Ehrlich, Cowell Theater, Fort. talk starts promptly at 7:30pm.

Learning Professionals Leaders

Tony Karrer

On this month's Big Question - Lead the Charge - we are already seeing some interesting responses. The Learning Revolution: Where have all the leaders gone? It's difficult to not agree with everything that's in Tony's post an my short answer would be: yes they should, and the good ones already are. So, of course, I say, great post. :) There are some interesting thoughts in the post, but also Most learning professionals can only do so much. There's a vacuum of leadership in the adoption of enterprise/web/learning 2.0 I'm not sure I buy this. They have their head in the sand. How do I use.

Where Things Used to Be

In the Middle of the Curve

The SO and I spent a quality Monday at Kings Dominion recently. We both grew up in the same town. We went to this amusement park every summer through college. As adults, we went more sporadically. Maybe once every 2-3 years. I had a 10 year gap where I didn't go at all since I lived out of the area. This was the first time we went together. Interestingly, we both had the same patterns and list of rides. 1) Check the line at the newest coaster (this year, the Dominator ). It was short, so we went. If it was long, we would have gone to the next ride. 2)Go on the coolest coaster in the park.

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.

Learning Professionals Leaders

Clark Quinn

On this month's Big Question - Lead the Charge - we are already seeing some interesting responses. The Learning Revolution: Where have all the leaders gone? It's difficult to not agree with everything that's in Tony's post an my short answer would be: yes they should, and the good ones already are. So, of course, I say, great post. :) There are some interesting thoughts in the post, but also Most learning professionals can only do so much. There's a vacuum of leadership in the adoption of enterprise/web/learning 2.0 I'm not sure I buy this. They have their head in the sand. How do I use.

Summer Reading List 2008

Kapp Notes

Ok, I know this is a little late but I have actually been away on vacation using Blogger's advanced posting function for the past two weeks. It is great for vacation by the way. Any way here are some interesting books for summer reading. They are not all training related and I am sure you've heard of them but they are some of the more interesting books I've read about the changing Internet and overall technology climate. Because of its unique layout, you don't need to read cover to cover, good to causally pick up from time to time. Next check out Wikinomics. Happy reading, see you on the beach.

Video Ratings

Tony Karrer

I received a question today and thought I'd ask blog readers if they can help with answers. The question comes from a blog reader who captures a lot of different videos within their organization. They have "over a couple of thousand of video and audio clips that new hires and tenured employees are currently using for on-boarding and training." What they want to do is to help employees better access the video content. They've seen viddler which allows people to tag specific sections within the video. That makes me wonder. Do you think it makes sense to rate / tag specific sections of video?

Daily Bookmarks 07/01/2008

Experiencing eLearning

Online Tutoring e-Book 6 - Culture and Ethics - Facilitating Online Learning. Although this is written specifically for online tutors, much of the information and advice applies to online facilitators as well. The authors examine cultural differences in the online learning environment, including how diversity affects language, written text, images, metaphors, communication style, and online presence. Appendix B is a chart comparing different linguistic groups and cultures. tags: FST , diversity , e-learning , teaching , communication , community. Mexico isn’t the same as Guatemala).

Move Beyond Learning to Applying: A Modern Management Development Program

A better way to develop front-line managers !It’s well documented that people leave managers – not companies. Download this guide to learn how to shift the perspective from event to journey and how to take learners through Proficiency Journeys to get results.

More IT user stories

Clive on Learning

My posting last week Now I've heard it all triggered some great replies describing equally ludicrous attempts by naive users to master the machine: From Christy Tucker : My husband works for the help desk for a certain library software, so he mostly talks to school librarians and media specialists. He had a call a while back from a woman who complained that the battery was running low on her hand-held scanner. He explained that the scanner had to be plugged into an outlet to charge; it could recharge the battery just be being plugged into the computer through the USB.

Free Flash Quiz Tools?

Clark Quinn

I received a question on my post - Flash Quiz Tools - asking about any tools that were free that allowed you to create a Flash Quiz. The only free Flash Quiz Tool that I know anything about is Class Marker - a free flash quiz tool. Create multiple choice, true false, free text, short answer, fill in the blank and punctuation quizzes. So I added this back into my post, but it got me wondering if there aren't a lot of other solutions out there that I don't know about. Certainly you could do this as poll questions. So are there other free flash quiz tools that I'm missing

Free Flash Quiz Tools?

Tony Karrer

I received a question on my post - Flash Quiz Tools - asking about any tools that were free that allowed you to create a Flash Quiz. The only free Flash Quiz Tool that I know anything about is Class Marker - a free flash quiz tool. Create multiple choice, true false, free text, short answer, fill in the blank and punctuation quizzes. So I added this back into my post, but it got me wondering if there aren't a lot of other solutions out there that I don't know about. Certainly you could do this as poll questions. So are there other free flash quiz tools that I'm missing

SL in KL

Learning with e's

This is going to be quite a challenge, but we don't back down from them do we? will be chairing a live demonstration and panel of Second Life in Second Life at the IFIP ICT and Learning for the Network Generation Conference in Kuala Lumpur on Monday (7 am GMT). The panel session will feature several friends from our previous bash at Online Educa Berlin last November.

5 Unknown Ways You're Wasting Your Training Budget

In the US alone, companies spend over $70 billion on corporate training and about $1000 on individual employees according to Bersin by Deloitte. When it comes to training budgets, leaders struggle to pinpoint what impact (if any) their training programs are having. So what's the result? Companies end up wasting millions of dollars each year on ineffective training practices.

Zealots

Learnforever

The other day, a prospective client asked me if I was a zealot – an e-learning zealot. thought it was an odd question. responded that I regard e-learning as one of a number of useful approaches to learning and development, alongside classroom-based learning, work-based learning, coaching and mentoring approaches, innovative approaches, and others.

Through the Eyes of a Child

Speak Out

How does a child learn? Let us look at the following examples through the eyes of a child. Example 1 OR Example 2 The seven colours in a rainbow are Violet, Indigo, Blue, Green, Yellow, Orange , and Red. OR OR Example 3 Evaporation is the process through which water is converted from its liquid form to its vapor form. It is transferred from land and water masses to the atmosphere.

Map to the Internet Time Ecosystem

Jay Cross

Time after time in my recent workshops on web-enabled informal learning, I found myself using my own sites as examples of learning technologies. For example, we’d walk through the Informal Learning blog to look at an RSS feed, an internal search engine, scanning the 100 most recent posts, a Creative Commons license, and so on. The focus of my workshops is shifting, too.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Happy Birthday U.S.!

Mark Oehlert

A few important things to remember.Crispus Attucks and the Boston Massacre.the battles of Lexington and Concord.Winter at Valley Forge.the surrender of Corwallis at Yorktown.the signing of the Constitution

Workbook: Gamification and Your Enterprise Learning Strategy

This workbook is a response to your need to understand how to strategically incorporate gamification into your learning strategy, in order to drive real business results. It’s designed to be printed, written in and used as a guide.

2 more drowning deaths - Just another 4th of July in Arizona

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

Well, my 4th started out pretty good. We did the neighborhood parade again this year. While most people sleep in on the 4th we get up early and head over to the Arcadia 4th of July Parade. My kids wanted to enter the contest this year, so they decorated a big wagon.that's "Emma" the new Landseer from the dog rescue. She's huge and slobbers a lot, but what a great dog! And they WON! Best Wagon.

Open Engineering Research

eContent

The norm for engineering R&D is to keep information 100% secret. Jean-Claude Bradley, who teaches at Drexel University, thinks differently. and openly. Before you reject this idea as "hogwash", you should review this information: Open Notebook Science. Jon Udell podcast interview of Professor Bradley (or). Presentation & commentary by Professor Bradley (via Flash).

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