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Problem-Based Learning in 3D Environment

Kapp Notes

Today I am presenting on the topic of Designing Problem-Based Learning Environments in a 3D On Line Virtual World at the 19th International Conference on Teaching and Learning. And I am receiving an Award for Innovative Excellence in Teaching,Learning and Technology (I was nominated by Bloomsburg University for the award, I am honored.) More impotantly, here is the MSIT Second Life Wiki which ontains the paper for the conference and a ton of useful resources. Here are some resources I mentioned concerning other Second Life presentations I've done.

Larger LMS Audience Means Lower Satisfaction

Tony Karrer

I just pulled a report as part of an LMS Evaluation and saw an interesting pattern: The pattern shows that the larger the audience the lower the satisfaction scores. My guess is that Learning Management Systems that target enterprise solutions and larger audiences will come out lower in LMS Satisfaction surveys. Other posts around Learning Management Systems: LMS Selection Presentation LMS Team Size and Time LMS RFP LMS Selection Presentation Reformulated LMS Selection Team and Stakeholders LMS Selection Process Learning Management Systems (LMS) Gotchas

Learnlets » eLearning Guild Keynote: Keith Sawyer

Clark Quinn

Today I'm at the eLearning Guild's Annual Gathering. Yesterday I was part of two different pre-conference symposiums, one on Immersive Learning Simulations (read: serious games) and Mobile Learning, and today we started off with a

TCC08 Keynote: Why Do We Need A Second Life?

Experiencing eLearning

Presenter: Dr. Barbara P. McLain, Professor, Music Education and Secondary Instrumental, University of Hawai’i at Manoa. In Second Life: Professor Lilliehook. “Change ahead requires vision now&#. Visions for change. Touch screen computers. Holographic displays. 3D TV. Merged technologies. What would you do as an educator if you had a holographic display? Trends. Social networking. Visual communication. Diminishing attention spans. Multitasking. Game-based learning. Improved bandwidth & access. High def screens. Touch screen interfaces. Merged technologies. Open source software.

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.

What $1,000,000 buys in Northern California

Jay Cross

Poppy Lane is a quiet, one-block street in the Berkeley hills that ends at a small public park where people come to climb Remillard Rock, watch their kids in the tiny playground, or play fetch with their dogs. The Meyer lemon tree out front bears fruit all year long. Bougainvillea and black bamboo hide the vaguely Japanese-looking house from the street. Deer sometimes sleep under the back deck.

AG08 breakfast bytes about managing knowledge, personal and team productivity

Ignatia Webs

eLearning Guild's Annual Gathering also organizes breakfast bytes for the early birds. The one I was moderating became a group happening and was a real exchange of ideas and pointers on how to manage the growing digital knowledge between the participants. Because we were with a very inventive group we started exchanging ideas about 'the water cooler' as well. Who looks further then the 3 page?

Keynote - Thursday

In the Middle of the Curve

After the 3am wakeup - finally fell back asleep around 5am. And promptly overslept. Figures. Presentation: Things I've Learned in my Life so Far Presenter: Stefan Sagmeister A video of the approximate talk can be found at the TED website. Design for Music - record covers etc. Multiple ways to represent the same idea. Good number of clients more willing to give jobs with unprecedented freedom.

What would I like to do better as a Learning Professional?

Learn and Lead

In response to the Learning Circuit's April Big Question, What would you like to do better as a Learning Professional , here's my list. As a learning professional, I would like to see myself making a greater connect between learning and business needs, and between training and on the job productivity. This will include not just technical skills, but communication skills and life skills.

Teaching Habits That Inspire You Out of Learning? (Part 1)

ZaidLearn

Link to ZaidLearn's Del.icio.us Teaching Links “The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.” - William Arthur Ward Can anyone become a great educator (teacher or lecturer)? Or is it gift that we are born with (Nature)? Or can we become a great educator through learning, practice, feedback, reflection, etc. Nurture)?

AG08 keynote speaker John Patrick: the future of the Internet

Ignatia Webs

(my own thoughts - if any - in itallics) info on John Patrick Up until now only 5% is being used of the Internet; and the Internet is about PEOPLE. Digital music if the music managers would have listened to technologists, the music industry would have had no discussion about legally sharing music. The same thing will happen to all the other industries. The net is never offline. Voice2.0:

Experiencing E-Learning » Daily Bookmarks 04/18/2008

Experiencing eLearning

lancaster university. centre for e-science. collaboration tools. blogger. step-by-step directions for the blog tool in sakai. tags: sakai, blog, walledgarden, lms, tutorials. webaim: webaim section 508 checklist

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.

Ten years is not so long in learning and development

Clive on Learning

Harold Wilson once famously remarked that 'a week is a long time in politics'. Well, for that remark to make sense you have to be able to compare it with something - how about 'ten years is no time at all in learning and development'. enjoyed Daniel Wain and Graham O'Connell's session, Ten Years of Changing Trends in Learning and Development at the CIPD's HRD 2008 show in London this week, mainly because both presenters were honest enough to admit that not much had changed at all. That said, the data is still valuable and paints some interesting pictures. Shame I think

Teaching Habits That Inspire You Out of Learning? (Part 1)

ZaidLearn

Link to ZaidLearn's Del.icio.us Teaching Links “The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.” - William Arthur Ward Can anyone become a great educator (teacher or lecturer)? Or is it gift that we are born with (Nature)? Or can we become a great educator through learning, practice, feedback, reflection, etc. Nurture)?

AG08 session I'm Busy Enough. What Do I Need a Second Life For? by Alan Levine

Ignatia Webs

(For the live blogging info look below the AG08 synopsis) Alan Levine's blog the presentation that he gave The Second Life wiki of the NMC campus Second Life, and virtual worlds in general, are high on the hype curve this year. Second Life is an easy target for shoot-from-the-hip media articles, and it's proponents often come off as religious zealots. why do virtual worlds grow in this day and age?

Experiencing E-Learning » Daily Bookmarks 04/17/2008

Experiencing eLearning

voicethreads: extending the classroom with interactive multimedia albums | edutopia - annotated. using voicethread as an asynchronous multimedia discussion with sixth graders with great results and conversations from students

Day 3 - Concluding thoughts

In the Middle of the Curve

The Case study for Makrini told me a lot more about the game development process and the ideal relationship between SME and designer than any of the other sessions. Seeing it in practice is incredibly valuable. Got some interesting information about creating an infrastructure for informal learning. My one reaction - I wish they talked a little more about the human supports behind the running of the infrastructure. The Thursday keynote was my favorite - simply because I love seeing others creative processes. Overall - an incredibly useful conference for me. Can't wait

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.

eLearning Design and Development Training Course

Tony Karrer

Someone on LinkedIn asked: Can anyone recommend a really good e-learning design/development training course? This is for a colleague who is new to instructional design & development so something that covers the basics at an introductory level would be best. Thanks! The responses pointed me to a couple of resources I hadn't seen before: MyUdutu A simple course that describes some basic principles of online training course design, and will serve as a template for a simple course if you copy it and substitute your own content. link] I know that I've seen others. What else is out there

AG08 session Scanning the Globe: Connecting your Digital World to the World Around You by Brent Schlenker

Ignatia Webs

(For the live blogging info look below the AG08 synopsis) blog of Brent Schlenker (btw do not get scared while looking at the picture, he only showing his energetic soul) It is still difficult to use mobile devices to interact with the Web and the world around us, but new technologies are being created to help solve that problem. in 2008. Barcode readers tightly integrated in devices 4. show below.

TCC08: Social Bookmarking to Support Professional Practice

Experiencing eLearning

Using a Social Bookmark Site to Assist in Diffusion of Online Information to Support Professional Practices. Presented by Heather Carter-Templeton, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, Tennessee. Working to improve information literacy skills in nurses. Professor #1. Does online research. Gets email subscriptions. Can’t find the information she wants when she needs it–it’s at home when she needs it at work, etc. Professor #2. Uses social bookmarking so can find what he needs. Social Bookmarking Sites. CiteULike: academic papers & links, does citations.

Is Your ELearing Engaging - Web Analytics

In the Middle of the Curve

Presentation: Analyze This: Is your elearning truly engaging Presenter: Ryan Sparks, Care2Learn How we can use existing software to measure engagement Google Analytics (free) Google tool (cost) - dependent upon firewall Basis of Web Analytics - Tracks how people arrive at a website and what they do when they arrive - Bounce rate: percentage of single page visits or visits in which the person left your site from the entrance (landing) page + In courseware - will typically apply to the first page of the course. Activities require a minimum amount of time being completed?

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!

Bad Course on Instructional Design

Tony Karrer

I just posted about eLearning Design and Development Training Course listing two examples of courses that talked about instructional design for eLearning. Whoops. should have looked more closely. The course from MyUdutu ( [link] ) may talk about it, but it is a classic example of what not to do in eLearning. So while it talks about Instructional Design - it hardly is something to review. As Chris pointed out in a comment and I talked about in Audio Narration vs. On-Screen Text you should never have voice-over that's the same as the text on the page. That's just annoying and slows you down.

What does the big room at AG08 look like?

Ignatia Webs

Well here is a small vlog to get an idea of what the room looks like. Keynote will start within a few minutes

TCC08: Making Distance Learning Courses Accessible

Experiencing eLearning

Making Distance Learning Courses Accessible to Students with Disabilities. Presenters: Adam Tanners, Doctoral Student in Exceptionalities, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI. Kavita Rao, Educational Technology Specialist, Pacific Resources for Education and Learning, Honolulu HI. Overview. Background. Legal Mandates. Four Scenarios. Conclusion. Four student profiles. Matthew: Blind. Marlee: Deaf. Albert: Learning disability–difficulty reading large blocks of text, overwhelmed by too much info. Universal Design. Tools: Many built into computers. More available specialized.

Thoughts on Live Blogging

In the Middle of the Curve

This was really the first time I've live blogged. Very pleased with the results of this particular experiment. 1) I have a place where I can now reference all of the stuff from the conference. When I get a chance (probably tomorrow), I'm going to tag all of the posts and put a link on the side (probably replacing the Moodle link). I'm overdue for updating my blogger template anyway. 2) The manager commented that it seemed like she was right there with me - which tells me that I did a good job taking notes. 3) Maybe I really ought to figure out how to seamlessly add pictures next time.

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.

Learnlets » eLearning Guild Keynote: John Patrick

Clark Quinn

Today's keynote was John Patrick, talking about the future of the internet and implications for learning. There was a lot of the former, and unfortunately not enough of the latter. He made some great points, specifically that we're only

AG08 session Mobile Learning Today and Tomorrow by Judy Brown

Ignatia Webs

(For the live blogging info look below the AG08 synopsis) The breakfast byte with Judy was already very motivating, so I am getting high hopes (she did mention she would speedtalk and speeddeliver knowledge. well, I am ready!) The presentation of Judy Brown Blog Judy Brown (AG08 synopsis) If not already doing so, learners will be requesting mobile capabilities for learning.

TCC08: Wikis and Blogs and Tags: Oh Why?

Experiencing eLearning

Presenters: Alice Bedard-Voorhees, Colorado Mountain College, Glenwood Springs, Colorado, USA. Lisa Cheney-Steen, Colorado Community College System, Denver, Colorado, USA. Starting with an intro to Web 2.0. New tools pop up all the time. Why not just use the features in your LMS? Information or Presentation. Social Connection. Collaboration. Categories overlap & aren’t clean distinctions. Information & Presentation. Blogs. Podcasts. Voicethread. Slideshare. “Information is not always text&# This is a really important point. If it is text, a blog is good. delicious. Diigo.

Another Example of LiveBlogging

In the Middle of the Curve

Christy Tucker (Experiencing E-Learning) has been live blogging her participation in the Technology, Colleges and Community online conference. Lots of fantastic stuff going on in parallel

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.

Learnlets » Learning Management Colloquium: Bob Dean

Clark Quinn

In addition to the Q&A with Patrick (and Steve Wexler on the Guild research), the other thing I wasn't involved in was Lance's thought-provoking interview with Bob Dean (who I've blogged about before). He came in as a representative of

AG08 session Evidence-based eLearning Methods to Build Creative Thinking Skills by Ruth Clark

Ignatia Webs

(For the live blogging info look below the AG08 synopsis) wikibook Ruth Clark (AG08 synopsis) In a global economy, organizations must increasingly rely on adaptive expertise for innovative competitiveness. What evidence do we have on using e-Learning to accelerate expertise and build a more innovative workforce? Ruth Clark is immediately diving into it and. What makes creativity programs stick?

TCC08: What can Educators Learn from Online Religious Communities?

Experiencing eLearning

This is another liveblogged post from the TCC 2008 conference. Presented by Scot Headley, Amy Dee, Sue Phillips, Tricia Meyer, Jeanette Eggert. Doctoral students at George Fox University. Based on seminar where doctoral students created online community projects. Used a wiki for the course –most content went through the wiki, not through Moodle. The seminar raised a question about whether online religious communities could be a model for online educational experiences. Amy Dee: Wiki-Mania. Used wiki for communication with a church small group. Tricia Meyer. Moodle–Used Moodlerooms.

CA Case Study - Informal Learning

In the Middle of the Curve

CA Learning collaboration - SCORM conformant (integrated with LMS) - remember, standardizing what delivered + collaborative tools integrated with LMS - Highly configurable - Discussion threads (moderated) - Blogs - Wikis - RSS feeds (from the blogs. Each group has their own site for their team. The administrators put together templates so folks can import items to pre-formed buckets. Allow folks to control content in pre-defined forms. (at this point -our sound is taken over by another session) Can setup learning paths. Coach learner on fly. Can structure the learning if need to.

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.

Learnlets » eLearning Guild Keynote: Keith Sawyer

Clark Quinn

Today I'm at the eLearning Guild's Annual Gathering. Yesterday I was part of two different pre-conference symposiums, one on Immersive Learning Simulations (read: serious games) and Mobile Learning, and today we started off with a

AG08 at the reception: people and how they come across

Ignatia Webs

The eLearning Guild's Annual Gathering has started. Yesterday there were a couple of master classes and pre-conference sessions, but I limited myself to taking a swim (enthusiastic: there is a heated, big, outdoor swimming pool, hooray!) and going up to the VIP-reception in the evening. This was the person who new the most about technology and learning probably. Wonder what I come across like?

Liveblogging an Online Conference

Experiencing eLearning

Wendy Wickham asked a good question in the comments on TCC08: Second Life: Teaching Tips from the Virtual Frontier: Christy - are you using 2 computers (one for blogging, one for the conference), or just one? How are you finding the experience of liveblogging an online conference? I’m promoting her comment to a post because I think other people may wonder about this too. I am using two computers. I run an open source program called Synergy that lets me share the mouse and keyboard back and forth between the two. It's effectively a virtual KWM switch. It does feel a little intense.

From Inception to Delivery - ILS Case Study

In the Middle of the Curve

Presentation: From Inception to Delivery, an ILS Case Study Presenter: Kevin Conti and Vincent Brown - Our Worlds of Makrini "Game" - a rose by any other name would still smell as sweet, but would a game by some other name sell to the executive suite? Jeff Johannijman (sp?) Immersive Learning Simulations becoming the more dominant preferred terminology. Perception - quality (content, usability, design) is more important than quick and cheap. Our Worlds of Makrini (history) - Followed a traditional and successful diversity facilitated training program. The live conversations will never go away.

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.

Learnlets » Learning Management Colloquium: Day 1

Clark Quinn

After the keynote, the Learning Management Colloquium started with an introduction by Lance Dublin, then 'deep dives' by Bryan Chapman, Michael Echols, and Marc Rosenberg. This is a separate stream within the Guild's Annual Gathering

a career guide designed as a manga illustrated book?! You gotta see this!

Ignatia Webs

Brent Schlenker got me on to this book, I surfed to the net and ordered a copy, this looks like a great combination. Daniel H. Pink (a NYTimes author) just published a book an how to change your career : " Johnny Bunko , the last career guide you'll ever need ". Well, that in itself might be ok , but not that thrilling. It looks like a real thrill for both the brain and the eyes!

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