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Kapp Notes

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

Learning Visions

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

Tony Karrer

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

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.

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IPTV- Myriad Possibilities, May Change the Way We e-Learn

G-Cube

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

In presenting — and certainly in teaching — 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

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The science of learning

Clive on Learning

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

eLearning Weekly

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

Transform Your Video Strategy for Enterprise Learning & Communication

We sat down with Tom Clancy, former CLO of EMC, to discuss the role of video in the future of enterprise learning and communication.

Are e-Learning Employees Humans?

The Learned Man

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.

Book News

Kapp Notes

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.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Beginning Instructional Designers Toolkit

Learning Visions

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

Tony Karrer

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?

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education on Askville by Amazon

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

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)

ZaidLearn

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

Rapid eLearning

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

Clark Quinn

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

Skill based learning – How it drives an organization’s performance

Training and learning organizations today play an active role in contributing to the bottom line of any organization by aligning their objectives to the immediate business objectives. This provides a solid ground for cost justification and encourages businesses to place training groups right where they should be, at the heart of a growing, thriving, learning culture.

Harold Jarche » Instructional Design Needs More Agility

Learning and Working on the Web

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

Vignettes Learning

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

Simply Speaking

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

Mark Oehlert

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

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.

Training Day Blog: Virtual Surgery

Kapp Notes

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

Learning Visions

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

Tony Karrer

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

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?

Leaving performance reviews behind: Where to start [Guide]

Is your company ready to move beyond the annual performance review? Where do you start? What are the keys to success? In this guide, you’ll gain an understanding of: the forces driving change, three foundations of success and take a deep dive into the skills gap many managers have that will sink your efforts before they start and how to address them.