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Another Student Generated Machinima

Kapp Notes

Here is another example of using one of the learning archetypes (described in Learning in 3D ) to create a lesson in a virtual world created by one of the many talented students in our Instructional Technology program at Bloomsburg University. __ Catalog of Recommended Books, Games and Gadgets Recommended Games and Gadgets Recommended Books Content Guide.

[from catspyjamasnz] Learning with 'e's: Two fingered salute

Learning with e's

They stood facing each other across a muddy ploughed field. It had rained heavily the night before. On the one side, flying their colourful banners, the pride of French medieval nobility: at least 30,000 men in shining armour, armed to the teeth and ready for an overwhelming victory. The French looked like they had just stepped out of a Louis Vuitton boutique, and their opponents looked like crap.

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The Learning Continuum – Using the PDR Design Model

Living in Learning

Many of us cut our professional learning design teeth using the long-held tradition of the ADDIE instructional design (ISD) model. In our blogosphere I have heard how “old school”, and in some cases, how obsolete this foundational design model from the 1960s has become. If age denotes obsolescence, then I am in trouble for sure. Obsolescence can be averted when a willingness to change, a willingness to re-think, to re-apply proven methodologies is baked into the model. Insightful words to be sure, certainly not an overt indictment of ADDIE. The problem we face is composition. training. below).

Social Software Adoption

Tony Karrer

You can find all sorts of interesting resources via eLearning Learning around Adoption. Not surprising, the terms most closely associated with Adoption are Adoption of Social Software and Adoption of Enterprise 2.0. There are some great resources on this such as: Ten tips for choosing & using social software Adoption of Web 2.0 and eLearning 2.0 adoption Facilitating Adoption of Web 2.0 Web 2.0

[Study] The Anatomy of a Training Course

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eLearning On The Rise

Upside Learning

It seems more and more like this recession will further enhance the position of eLearning amongst various training options an organization could choose from for their learning and development initiatives. In March earlier this year I wrote – ‘ while the times are tough, they are on our side ’ (by ‘our’ I meant all technology enabled learning solution providers). Here’s more to support that thought.

Podcasting for E-Learning: Introduction to Audio Production

The E-Learning Curve

Having outlined the conceptual terrain of podcasting, it's time to look at the nuts and bolts of podcast production. Today, I'm going to talk about digital audio, and the basic hardware and software you'll need to begin creating your own podcasts. In the last five years however, the price of recording audio has gone down, while the quality of consumer recording devices has increased exponentially.

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Get Creative and Build Better E-Learning Courses

Rapid eLearning

I once had a job where I was a one-person media department with a budget of about $11.17. This didn’t go very far so I learned to be creative with my resources and the things I had to do. One of my favorite tricks was using overhead projectors to light my video interviews. printed colors and designs on the overhead transparencies for my background and shadows. Here’s a frame from one of the videos.

Articulate vs. Lectora | LearnNuggets

NuggetHead

When it comes to software development tools, I'm fortunate to work in an environment that understands no two tools are the same and each provide advantages and disadvantages. The fun part of my job is having a plethora of tools in my

Take Charge of your eLearning environment

Interview (Part 1) with Clark Aldrich, author of Complete Guide to Simulations and Serious Games

Web Courseworks

I am planning to conduct a series of interviews with Clark Aldrich about his upcoming book (available for pre-order) called The Complete Guide to Simulations and Serious Games: How the Most Valuable Content Will Be Created in the Age Beyond Gutenberg to Google. As Clark notes, his new book should provide a basis for “common ground.”

Formal vs. Informal Learning: Gathering My Thoughts Post Learnchat Session Today

ID Reflections

Preamble Today's #learnchat question revolved around formal and informal learning. The initial part of the session was spent on trying to pin down the meanings—denotation as well as connotation—of formal and informal. This led to some interesting Derridean debate bordering on Deconstruction in a bid to unravel the layers of meanings and possibilities encompassed by the two words. Scheduled 4.

eLearning Guild Presentation: Applying ADDIE to 3D Worlds

Kapp Notes

The schedule for the first day of the online conference. Yesterday, I had the opportunity to present at the eLearning Guild's "Designing and Managing Learning in 3-D Virtual Worlds and Immersive Environments" for the opening general session of the online conference. It was a lot of fun with a great group of attendees. Why3 D2 Penn State Presentation View more presentations from kkapp.

Google Wonder Wheel & Other Search Options

Experiencing eLearning

OK, apparently I have been oblivious in the last few months, because I didn’t even realize that Google had added a whole new set of search options. Click “Show options&# on any Google search results page to see what’s there. Google Wonder Wheel. The “Wonder Wheel&# is an interactive map with related searches. Google Search Timeline. The timeline view is also interesting.

Get an Exclusive Articulate Storyline Game Show Template from eLearning Brothers

A Good Combination

Bottom-Line Performance

Typically we format training into some combination of explanation or tell followed by a knowledge check or practice. It’s helpful to incorporate a compelling story and perhaps a game to reinforce learning.  I recently saw a cool example of a Supervisor Effectiveness course from Allan Interactions as part of the ASTD elearning certificate program. This course combined interesting story lines and gaming elements to teach desired behaviors. Yet it was unique as it skipped the up-front explanation. I’ll start with the story. Your job is to identify the team member who has been drinking at work.

Progressing towards onlignment

Clive on Learning

Since I announced a state of onlignment in June, I've been cheating on Clive on Learning by posting to the Onlignment blog. These postings have all centred on Onlignment's focus of attention, i.e. the art of live, online communication. In case you're interested in synchronous comms, whether that's for online meetings, webinars or virtual classrooms, I thought I'd update you on my postings so far: The importance of being synchronous How being online can trump face-to-face Functionality or fidelity – choose your weapon So are webinars effective? Mixing media: happiness or headache?

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Learning in 3D-Example of Using SL for Education

Kapp Notes

In the Learning in 3D class, students have created some great machinimas showing the use of a 3D virtual world for learning. Here is one of the first examples.

If It Works in the Classroom.

eLearning Cyclops

For many of my e-learning courses I like to make the content conversational. This is especially true if it is facilitated by a character. also like to use humor, when appropriate and with great care not to offend. have encountered on several occasions some resistance to delivering content in a conversational style and using humor. If the resistance is from a fellow trainer, my response is, "Do you speak in a conversational tone to your classroom audience and do you ever use humor in the classroom?" The answer has always been "Yes." Then why not online. What can happen?

Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success

Who Is Using Moodle? We are!

Bottom-Line Performance

I checked today and since April we’ve logged about 160 hours getting Moodle installed and configured as well as getting 3 courses created in it. We’ve also input a whopping 16 users (who I still haven’t figured out how to send a mass email to). In general, we’re having a ball learning Moodle and I am extremely excited about its power to enhance learning in an organization. When I say “we,&# I mean two people with some peaks over the shoulder from a third one. If you are using Moodle: Why did you choose it as your LMS? What have been your greatest triumphs?

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Jane Bozarth Follow Up

Learning Visions

For those of you who missed Jane Bozarth's session yesterday: Better Than Bullet Points: Creating Engaging e-learning with PowerPoint -- a recording of the session and handouts are now available (you'll have to register

eLearning Guru Horton disappears! Where are the Hortons?

Web Courseworks

If I had to pick one eLearning must-read, it would be Bill Horton’s eLearning by Design. first reviewed the book when it hit the market in 2007. In my interview with Bill Horton today, he stands by most of what he wrote three years ago. I was skeptical initially—Bill and his partner Kit had simply dropped out of the eLearning community and taken a sabbatical over a year ago. Yet colleagues kept asking, “Where are the Hortons?” ” In the interview below, Bill talks about his views on formal learning and how its decline affects eLearning designers.

Jakob Nielsen on social networks on the intranet

Clive on Learning

It has been fascinating to read the thoughts of arch rationalist Jakob Nielsen on the relatively romanticised world of enterprise 2.0. would not have a predicted such a positive review of the progress being made by early adopters, but if Jakob is convinced then we can be comfortable that there's good evidence to back this up. You really need to read his posting yourself, but here's a selection of extracts which grabbed my attention: "A main finding from our study's interviews is that most companies are not very far along in a wholesale adoption of Web 2.0

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

Free

Tony Karrer

I've been slowly going through Chris Anderson's book Free: The Future of a Radical Price. There's a lot he gives you to think about and definitely a lot that relates to the Business of Learning. There's quite a bit in the book that really resonates with me: We can't help it: We value atoms more than bits. Bits want to be free. common theme throughout the book is that people naturally understand the differences between bits and atoms. We somewhat intuitively understand that near-zero marginal cost is true for bits. Where can users add value back into the system? eLearning Technology.

Jane Bozarth Follow Up

Learning Visions

For those of you who missed Jane Bozarth's session yesterday: Better Than Bullet Points: Creating Engaging e-learning with PowerPoint -- a recording of the session and handouts are now available (you'll have to register): [link] com/discussions/show/769 Jane has posted some links following the webinar which you can find here (you'll also have to register): [link] com/groups/show/394 My notes on Jane's session can be found here.

Reactive vs. Proactive Blended Training.

ID Reflections

The two phrases caught my eye some time back during one of my surfing the net moments. It was a case of pure serendipity. I had been looking for something completely unrelated. The thought that generated the phrase was not new but the way it had been put stuck in my mind. How often do organizations/learning solution consultants advocate a particular learning/training medium—today, it is e-learning for the following reasons: 1. Wider reach 2. Global spread of organizations 3. Reduced cost of training 4. Consistency” in the training 5. Availability of technology 6. And e-learning gets a bad name.

Instructions….ggrrr

From the Coleface

It’s well known amongst trainers just how hard it is to issue clear instructions that people can follow. Over the years on Train the Trainer courses, I have witnessed hundreds of course delegates learn from failing to be able to give adequate instructions for a novice to make a jam sandwich or wrap a pad of Post-Its in paper. So I’d like to think I have a handle on what makes for good instructions. Sadly it seems that this week’s sample of UK plc shows that poorly thought out instructions are rife, as my experiences of building a cot and a sandpit will testify. training

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