Try Before You Buy
AUGUST 13, 2007
Over at Money.com , they have a great article called Real $3.1M mansion causes a virtual stir. To quote the beginning of the article "Flipping through the real estate section is so yesterday -- touring an exact replica of a home for sale in Second Life is what's in store tomorrow." Is your training so yesterday? worlds offer some of these advantages. think it tells a compelling story.
Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Learning Styles as Fortune Telling
MAY 21, 2007
My research into understanding the role of learning styles in e-Learning continues. I'm struck by why I find this topic so interesting. As a practical person, I tend to avoid theory. But in my quest for an informal M
ROI and Metrics in eLearning
OCTOBER 16, 2007
I'm working on an article around the use of ROI and metrics in eLearning. I did a quick search for resources and here's what I found. thought it would be worth posting this list here. Kirkpatrick's Level 3: Improving the Evaluation of E-Learning Level 3 evaluations measure whether the there was an actual transfer of learning to the actual work setting. This level of evaluation will increase the visibility of learning and development efforts, because successful implementation of Level 3 evaluation Internet Time Blog: ROI is toast. Use EVA instead. ROI is toast. Use EVA instead.
Classroom v. Technology
In the Middle of the Curve
JUNE 22, 2007
Table from Zhang,D., Zhao, J.l., Zhou, L., and Nunamaker Jr., Can e-learning replace classroom learning? Communications of the ACM 47 , 5 (May 2004), pg 75-79. Warning: the link may not work outside of an academic institution. read Stephen Downes' musings on the relative advantages of technology vs. the classroom with great interest. Many of my students don't feel the same way.
How to Choose Between On-Demand and Instructor-Led Training
Not sure whether to offer on-demand or instructor-led training, or both? Each has its pros and cons and your decision will depend on your organization’s needs and goals. Download this eBook to learn which option is better at scale, as well as the resources needed to implement each training type.
IPTV- Myriad Possibilities, May Change the Way We e-Learn
NOVEMBER 1, 2007
Convergence of telecom, Media and IT had been a topic of business discussion for long. Fast paced technological developments in all these sectors have accelerated the convergence process. Today, we stand very close to the culmination of this much touted phenomena. We are not very far away when internet, telephone and entertainment requirements will be served by one single company. In India alone, Bharti-Airtel and other telecom players have already laid down required IPTV infrastructure and probably are in the process of designing ambitious marketing plans. Transformation in Media Planning. 1.
Harold Jarche » Power Laws
Learning and Working on the Web
MAY 28, 2007
In presenting â€” and certainly in teaching â€” we need to make certain that the audience is engaged so that they may, with our help, find for themselves what is there to be discovered, including the discovery of the possibilities that
The science of learning
Clive on Learning
FEBRUARY 21, 2007
Last week I attended a one-day workshop entitled The Science of Learning, which was facilitated by cognitive neuroscientist Dr Itiel Dror of Southampton University. Itiel is becoming a bit of a celebrity amongst the e-learning community in the UK as someone who avoids the grand theories of learning and concentrates instead on practical tips based on what we know about the brain and how it works (assuming we really do and this I must place on trust). So here we go: The brain is a machine with limited resources for processing the enormous quantity of information received by the senses.
eLearning Weekly » mLearning: Now I See The Light
JUNE 4, 2007
There's quite a buzz around mobile learning (a.k.a. mLearning), but up until recently I hadn't seen examples that I believed were convincing or promising. always envisioned people working through eLearning courses on their cell phones
Are e-Learning Employees Humans?
The Learned Man
APRIL 27, 2007
Asim Chowdhury continues to enlighten and regale us with his somewhat caustic style of writing. His articles, I am sure, have managed to stike a chord with loads of eLearning folks and even if they haven't you wont be left without a smile! Asim probably would make the perfect 'union leader' in an eLearning company.
AUGUST 2, 2007
Over at Learning Simulations , Phil Charron has written an entry about Gadgets, Games and Gizmos for Learning. You can read what he has to say in his entry by the same title of the book, Gadgets, Games and Gizmos for Learning. I do some work with his company from time-to-time and so I sent him an autographed copy. For a sneak preview, go to the book's web site.
Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Beginning Instructional Designers Toolkit
MAY 1, 2007
I want to incorporate a reading list for the next level of the 30-minute masters (taking a crash course in Instructional Design). This would be for those who want to take their own learning to the next level. list of important books
Facebook as a Learning Platform
OCTOBER 15, 2007
Facebook seems to be coming up everywhere the past few weeks. The most recent, which finally got me to post, was a Stephen Downes post - I'm Majoring in Facebook, How about You? Students, however, seem more interested in cashing out. "I want to build a really cool app and then sell it for some amount of money," says Jennifer Gee, a 21-year-old computer science graduate student. What is Facebook?
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.
education on Askville by Amazon
Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development
NOVEMBER 21, 2007
education on Askville by Amazon Originally uploaded by Brent Schlenker I just rcvd an invite to sign up for askville from Amazon. The idea certainly isn't new, but I'm hoping they have a novel spin on the interface and other functions of this type of system. have lots of questions but no time to ask them. I'll put that on my weekend todo list as I will be in bed for most of it.
10 Qualities That Make A Good Teacher (Richard M. Reis)
DECEMBER 18, 2007
Article - What Makes a Good Teacher GOOD TEACHERS? Really Want to Be Good Teachers. Take Risks. Have a Positive Attitude. Never Have Enough Time. Think of Teaching as a Form of Parenting. Try to Give Students Confidence. Try to Keep Students-And Themselves-Off Balance. Try to Motivate Students by Working Within Their Incentive System. Do Not Trust Student Evaluations, Neither do bad teachers.
The Rapid eLearning Blog » Your E-Learning Success Depends on These 7 Questions
AUGUST 23, 2007
Many times you get projects where the customer has already determined what she wants. If the customer's right, this is good and saves a lot of time. However, if the customer's wrong, then you have a problem. You'll waste time and money
Learnlets » Labeling Games
OCTOBER 17, 2007
I've mentioned before how I got into this field, and back then what we were doing was creating educational computer games. Playing the original Colossal Cave adventure, I realized how we could put meaningful skills into these
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.
Harold Jarche » Instructional Design Needs More Agility
Learning and Working on the Web
OCTOBER 17, 2007
A few years back, while working on the Pan-Canadian Online Learning Portal definition project, Grigori Melnik introduced me to Agile Programming. This article on The Future of Software Development discusses some of the major differences
Really Cool "3-Minute e-Learning" on Social Networking - Wiki, Social Networking, Social Bookmarking, RSS
OCTOBER 10, 2007
Tony Karrer spotted Commoncraft's interesting presentations. find the snippets from Commoncraft very illustrative of the "3-Minute e-Learning" application points. They are short and wacky but effective. I am sure it is low budgeted as well. The topics on Social Networking and Learning 2.0 are good resources on the basics.
Humor in eLearning
JANUARY 12, 2007
This is a news snippet from The Time of India on Wednesday, 10 January 2007. You can let your imagination run riot wondering what can happen to movies if further such moves are contemplated by the authorities. Might as well tell moviemakers to only make documentaries. And in course of time, all fiction. One such is the use of humor. But surely humor can be clean and unoffensive?
e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Avanoo.a new twist on surveys and collective (or collected?) wisdom
JUNE 22, 2007
avanoo so you sign up for avanoo and you get to answer and see the results for all kinds of questions like: if you believe in heaven, what do souls do there? and.should immigrants to the us be required to speak english
Ditching the formal performance review? Kineo shares 3 Elements for Success
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Training Day Blog: Virtual Surgery
JUNE 4, 2007
This week over at the TrainingDay blog , my post is called Surgery Anyone? Virtual Surgery That Is. Stop by the site and leave a comment, you could win a free book. __ Recommended Games and Gadgets Recommended Books Content Guide
Cammy Beans Learning Visions: My Objection to Learning Objectives
DECEMBER 20, 2007
After reading this post, you will be able to: Explain two of the reasons why Cammy Bean doesn't like learning objectives; Explain your own view of learning objectives; Develop an alternative approach to listing learning objectives in
eLearning Tools - Wikis, Blogs and More
APRIL 2, 2007
Found via Donald Clark - Business Week article - The Wiki Workplace that discusses use of Wikis and Blogs and particularly their use. Geek Squad is a case in point. Many thousands of Geeks are using a growing suite of collaboration technologies to brainstorm new products and services, manage projects, swap service tips, and socialize with their peers. At Xerox, Chief Technology Officer Sophie VanDebroek turned the process inside out by setting up a wiki that would allow researchers in the R&D group to define collaboratively the company's technology strategy. IBM uses it for Innovation Jams.
Online Networking in Courses
Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development
AUGUST 15, 2007
Here's a thought! wonder what it would look like if I posted to my blog using the little email feature at the bottom of an item in Google Reader? Okay.here it goes. If this works, then check out read this cool post by Christy Tucker reviewing a great presentation at Conference on Distance Learning and Teaching. The slides from the presentation are available as a pdf. The presenters were Alan Foley and Hal Meeks. Two ideas in particular from this presentation really struck me: Online can be great. Our technologies structure our learning. Does it have to accomplish the same goals?
Best Practices for Launching an LMS
When launching a new platform to deliver customer and partner training, there are a few key items to keep in mind. The best and simplest way to stay organized during this process – and be able to measure success – is to follow the tried-and-true practices outlined in this eBook. Click to download.
What Good Teachers Say About Teaching (Berkeley)
AUGUST 14, 2007
Article: [link] A-Z Index (short essays): [link] "At the University of California at Berkeley, the Distinguished Teaching Award was instituted in 1959 to recognize and reward excellence in teaching. On at least ten propositions, the contributors are in near or total agreement: The teacher's main task is to guide students through the learning process , not to dispense information.
The Rapid eLearning Blog » How To Get Your Learners to Remember More
OCTOBER 30, 2007
Everyone wants to build good elearning courses, whether for sharing new information or changing workplace behaviors. While not all elearning objectives are the same, there are things you can do in your course design that help your
Learnlets » Content, context, and experience
AUGUST 8, 2007
In my (next to) last post, I talked about print versus screen reading, and at the end made a comment about publishers. want to extend that comment here, and to do so I need to go to Pine & Gilmore's Experience Economy