Sat.Mar 17, 2012 - Fri.Mar 23, 2012

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What's Better: eLearning or Classroom?

The Peformance Improvement

We need to examine the proliferation of Web-based education before it gets out of hand (It may be too late.). Online college courses are being promoted as the panacea for producing more college graduates and strengthening the workforce. Many companies are also convinced that “elearning” is the answer to their employee training and development needs. Nobody wants to be left behind. study by the U.S.

Presentation Resources and Notes from IMU Learning Webinar Series

Kapp Notes

Tonight I am speaking at the IMU Learning Webinar Series. The series is about “connecting inspiring and exceptional educators around the world to share their knowledge, best practices, experiences and wisdom to IMU and educators attending from around the world.” ” My talk this evening is on the topic of “Games, Gamification and the Need for Engaging Learners.” 2006).

John Maeda The Art of Leadership #LSCon

Learning Visions

Opening keynote session with John Maeda, President of Rhode Island School of Design. I’m at Learning Solutions in Orlando today – hosted by the eLearning Guild. Forgive typos and poor grammar! The Art of Leadership Maeda was tenured faculty at MIT – professor by day, student by night as he got an MBA. And then four years ago he became college president with no training! So he bought books. And now he’s been learning about art and design. Four things he’ll talk about today in regards to leadership: build from foundations, craft the team, sense actively, fail productively. Most leaders use “we”.

PowerPoint and Prezi

Dont Waste Your Time

If you’re a PowerPoint user, whatever level, and have thought about using Prezi but have been unsure of making the switch, then those lovely folks at Prezi have made it easier for you to get started – why not import your existing PowerPoint slides into Prezi and spice them up? Go on, give it a try. will if you will? Thanks to James Clay and Bex Ferriday for sharing the video.

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.

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Learning, learners and logistics

Clive on Learning

For some time now I have settled on a simple three stage approach for gathering the information I need in order to come up with a design for learning. It seems to work at a micro level, say designing a short e-learning module, as well as from a wider perspective, such as scoping out a learning architecture. The three Ls. checked this out on Google and could come up with no obvious online reference to this method in short or long form, but I'm sure there's someone reading this who can pinpoint the source. What, if any, learning is required to support this change in performance.

eLearning Content Proofreading: Don’t Trust Anything

Upside Learning

The other day, a colleague came up to me and asked me the how the word “sam-ma-ree” is spelt, which didn’t leave me surprised, floored, dumbfounded, or any of those adjectives. What was entertaining though, in an otherwise mundane day, was the bemused look on his face. The spellchecker thought the word Summery was perfectly fine. Well, it was, and it is. Do you?

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Global Poll Reveals Key Trends in e-Learning Design

Vikas Joshi on Interactive Learning

In a recent online event, we polled hundreds of course designers spread throughout Australia, Europe and USA with four simple questions. The results are quite interesting. Question 1. In your experience, over the past several years, are customer budgets per hour of eLearning increasing, decreasing or remaining about the same? Figure 1: Poll Results on E-Learning Budgets Per Hour of Seat Time Question 2. What level of interactivity do clients expect in the courses you deisgn? Figure 2: Poll Results on Level of Interactivity Clients Want Question 3.

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Kinect, Augmented Reality and The Future of Training

Kapp Notes

Again, when things come together it is rather interesting. Here is a video from Designing Digitally that combines the Kinect with instruction. It is a perfect fit for this instructional application and I am sure more “natural fits” will be found over time. Now here is one with some interesting augmented reality concepts from 2011. really like the like the pinwheel. Gadgets

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.

A question of attitude

Clive on Learning

When I first entered the learning and development profession, I was assigned a mentor, a certain Mr Ernest Knagg. Ernest had strong opinions on just about all matters of pedagogy and good practice and that included the issue of attitudes. Clive," he said, "It's not our business to try and change people's attitudes. We can try and change what they do, but not what they feel about things. There's a certain sense in what Ernest said, although time and time again I've encountered situations where attitudes are the major block to progress. He or she has a different attitude to this subject to me.

A new framework for supporting learning and performance in the social workplace

Jane Hart

Here is an updated version (V3) of the WSD Framework with more charts and descriptions, and now available as a PDF   to download under a Creative Commons Licence. Social tools are changing not only the way that professionals are working and learning but also the way that organisations are transforming into social businesses. SERVICES & ACTIVITIES. TOOLS & PLATFORMS. C4LPT.co.uk/directory-of-learning-performance-tools/.

Learner Driven Learning Management System in a Global Environment

Upside Learning

For us at Upside Learning, learning and innovation have been and continue to be the key drivers for our working and success. This is one of the main reasons for the robust investments we have made in training – not just for our employees but for the global community at large. Talking about training, our first webinar for 2012 is just around the corner. What made us think of this topic?

Bring your own

Learning with e's

Mobile learning is on the rise. It was inevitable that the mobile phone would be brought into the classroom, with or without 'permission'. Many children use their mobile phones in class even though school rules forbid them to do so. What would encourage schools to sanction the use of personal devices? There has been a lot of discussion recently about Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) in schools.

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.

How Microsoft themselves use SharePoint to help 45,000 employees learn better

SharePoint and Assessment

Thought leader interview with Jim Federico of Microsoft on how Microsoft use SharePoint internally for learning. Jim is a Sr. Director of Operations and Platforms at Microsoft, responsible for training and readiness for the customer facing roles at Microsoft. Jim, what is your background? spent 13 years running technology and product strategy for SumTotal Systems. We sold that company to Asymetrix.

The PKM value-add

Learning and Working on the Web

Tweet Cristina Milos recently tweeted  that; “ Curating is different from aggregating information. That is why I am not a fan of Paperli or Scoopit.” ” The curation craze has been assisted by an increasing number of web platforms that enable easy sharing (with emphasis on the word easy ). Merely seeking and sharing information does little more than create more noise online.

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Learning About College Basketball Just Got Seriously Fun…and Social

Bottom-Line Performance

College Hoops Guru is now open to play! In February, we announced a three-part experiment to assess how mobile (at least tablet mobile), social, and gaming can work together to help people learn. We did our first experiment with a game called Gridiron Guru. We created learning objectives, devised questions, and published a game that used r epetition over time to help people learn the content.

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Curation: A Core Competency for Learning Professionals

The Learning Circuits

In my first two posts for Learning Circuits, I explored how I use Twitter as a professional development tool , and last week we looked at Filtering: A Challenge and Responsibility for Learning Professionals. This week we're going to explore filtering further, and explain how learning professionals will provide filtering services on an increasing basis. There are two primary ways that filtering will impact learning professionals. The first impact is in helping workers understand the need and techniques for filtering. For many, this need to filter is something they may not have considered before.

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.

How Microsoft themselves use SharePoint to help 45,000 employees learn better

SharePoint and Assessment

Thought leader interview with Jim Federico of Microsoft on how Microsoft use SharePoint internally for learning. Jim is a Sr. Director of Operations and Platforms at Microsoft, responsible for training and readiness for the customer facing roles at Microsoft. Jim, what is your background? spent 13 years running technology and product strategy for SumTotal Systems. We sold that company to Asymetrix.

Learning Solutions #LScon: presentation on #MOOC

Ignatia Webs

An updated version of my MOOC presentation, now with some added resources e.g. on how to keep on top of content overload of MOOC's, social media use (why use which tool). It was a great presentation, thank you to all participants! MOOC benefits for international learners - an overview View more PowerPoint from Inge Ignatia de Waard. mooc mobimooc presentation conferences

Why Blended Learning Is Really Just Blended Training

Mindflash

Blended learning is a hot phrase in the training world, and it usually refers to a mixing of traditional face-to-face classroom facilitation with computer-based modules — usually self-paced online training. Proponents of blended learning point to several benefits of the approach, including: 1. Blended learning extends training beyond a single “event.”. 2. There’s merit in many of these points.

So you want to eliminate the online teacher?

Web Courseworks

Your member Experts should lead online courses I often get inquiries from national associations looking to move their face to face workshops online.  The first myth I always need to be dispelled is that an expert instructor is no longer needed; the second is that online courses carry higher profit margins.  It is true that [.]. eLearning distance learning elearning eLearning myths expert instructor Jon Aleckson Web Courseworks

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.

Five Tips for Getting the Most from Your Mind Maps

OpenSesame

Everyone knows how to Mind Map ® , right? Start in the center, draw some lines out, write something on or near one of the lines, draw something, add a few more lines, add some color, write some more.simple! eLearning Solutions

How can Instructional Design be visual as well as engaging?

Spicy Learning

My dad used to explain astronomy to me using salt pots and oranges. The orange generally represented the sun, whilst the salt pots, ketchup bottles and whatever else was on the kitchen table stood in for planets and comets. Learning has been using this ‘show, don’t tell’ approach for a long time. We can create virtual kinaesthetic learning in different ways.

Lectora Development Best Practices Part 1 – Optimizing Preferences

Integrated Learnings

By Joseph Suarez. After using Lectora for almost five years, I’ve learned so much both from the helpful community of Lectora users and on my own. There are great resources available in printed books and blogs like this. However, I’ve never come across a collection of development “best practices” commonly found for other programs such as Photoshop. So, I decided to write one. This series of posts is intended to show how to use Lectora in ways that avoid problems, reduce development time, and make using Lectora easier overall. Show Visibility Check Boxes. Display HTML Object Names. Use Hotkeys.

Latest Trends in E-Learning

eLearning 24-7

Twice a year I will be providing some trends that I am seeing in the e-learning market. Training. This one trend really is an irritation to me, because the term “training” is showing up rather than “learning”, which is the standard term as it relates to online learning (see it already?). We call online learning, e-learning, not e-training, but some vendors will have you believe that “training” is the appropriate term, rather than learning. Custom Development and LMS vendors. Custom Course Shops. LMS vendors – read below. Then cost cutting appeared.

The Performance Management Storm: Four Macro-Trends Driving the Change

Needed: A shift from traditional performance management systems (organized as an annual review process) to newer performance development systems (organized around real-time dynamics). Download part one in a series to gain insight into why this shift must happen and why it needs to happening now

Check out a new Video Tip Series - Part one: Recording Videos

Visual Lounge

Creating videos from stratch can be tricky if you are a newcomer to the game. From camera placement to recording and editing techniques, we have you covered. A new video tip series will be sent out via Twitter and published weekly to our blog for the next 6 weeks. The first video is posted below and will present four tips that will help you record your video right the first time around.

How can Instructional Design be visual as well as engaging?

Spicy Learning

My dad used to explain astronomy to me using salt pots and oranges. The orange generally represented the sun, whilst the salt pots, ketchup bottles and whatever else was on the kitchen table stood in for planets and comets. Learning has been using this ‘show, don’t tell’ approach for a long time. We can create virtual kinaesthetic learning in different ways.

Create, connect, collaborate

Learning with e's

With Pelecon (the 7th Plymouth Enhanced Learning Conference) only a few weeks away, preparations are almost complete. We are very excited about this year's event, with its lineup of world class speakers. As many readers will already know, we rebranded the event this year. Pelecon has some secret weapons. The account already has in excess of 200 followers, and is growing its reach daily.