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. I 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. I 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.
The Rapid eLearning Blog » Go Beyond Information Sharing – 5 Ways Your E-learning Courses Can Create Understanding
OCTOBER 8, 2007
Information isn't the same as understanding. Many elearning courses are designed to just share information. In some cases, that's fine. But, there are many elearning courses that are performance-based and in those cases we need to
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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. I always envisioned people working through eLearning courses on their cell phones
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. I 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.
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
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. I 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.
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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
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. I had a lot of fun writing it and hope you'll have fun reading it.
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. A 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 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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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
OpenOffice Impress - a rapid tool?
JULY 25, 2007
The open source movement supports pretty much all we have to offer. It is entirely possible to create blogs, wikis, elearning courseware and even LMSs for free. To design your projects you can replace Adobe with a range of sophisticated desktop apps such as GIMP , Nvu/ Kompozer , Inkscape , Audacity and so on. If you aren't entirely ready to leap on line for your documentation handling courtesy of the likes of Google Docs, you have one very powerful option, OpenOffice. has anyone used that feature? How easily can this be "SCORMed"? Anyone tried that? rapid tools open source tools flash
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Clive on Learning
DECEMBER 21, 2007
I'm signing off now for the Christmas period. Looking back, I've had a fantastic time this year posting my thoughts, engaging with your comments and collaborating with fellow bloggers - it's hard to imagine how dull life used to be BB (before blogging). Do have a wonderful holiday. If you want some mad Xmas music, try the link below: [link
eLearning Weekly » eLearning Design Documents
AUGUST 3, 2007
I haven't seen many resources that dive into the workflow of eLearning development, especially for folks like me who build courses mainly from scratch. I thought I'd write about some of the methods I've used, hoping that others may
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Online Networking in Courses
Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development
AUGUST 15, 2007
Here's a thought! I 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?
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. I want to extend that comment here, and to do so I need to go to Pine & Gilmore's Experience Economy
My Big Learning in 2007
DECEMBER 17, 2007
The December Big Question on Learning Circuit asks what did you learn about learning in 2007′ . Well for quite sometime now, I have had this grudge against clients who pay more attention to the graphic presentation and images of an e-learning program than to its carefully structured and developed content. This kind of content usually involves different steps and levels. Musings
e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Must-have Firefox Entensions and Fixes
AUGUST 7, 2007
firefoxlogo everybody knows that the entire staff here at e-clippings world headquarters uses firefox. i run mine off my u3 usb drive. that being said, lifehacker has a point when they point out that we have all woken up after some
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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.
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
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