ZaidLearn: A Free Learning Tool for Every Learning Problem?
JUNE 13, 2008
skip to main | skip to sidebar. Wednesday, April 2. Free Learning Tool for Every Learning Problem? 101 Free Learning Tools OpenCourseWare and Open Educational Resources Free EduGames Printer-Friendly Version Lets explore the idea that there is at least one excellent free learning tool (or site) for every learning problem, need or issue! want a FREE : Easy-to-use and secure Internet browser? Teemu.
President Elect Brings Web 2.0 to the People
NOVEMBER 10, 2008
We all know that President-elect Barack Obama used text messages and his web site to a distinct advantage in the election. Well, we now know his is going to be using those tools in his presidency as well. He just launched Change.Gov The web site will be used to revolutionize the way the commander in chief communicates with the American people through online videos and interactivity via the web.
Connectivism and the modern learner
DECEMBER 27, 2008
Recently, I read a blog article about connectivism by Debora Gallo. Soon after, I attended a presentation about m-learning by Jan Herrington, in which she too mentioned connectivism. This got me thinking… I don’t know anything about connectivism! Theoretical foundations. According to Chaos Theory , everything is connected, as illustrated so eloquently by the Butterfly Effect. Moving on.
Learning Styles, Brain-Based Learning, and Daniel Willingham
SEPTEMBER 11, 2008
I’ve gone off on learning styles before because there’s a lot of fluff and not much substance.Â I’d been pointed to Dan Willingham ’s video on brain based learning, and in pointing it to someone else, found his one on learning styles. He’s a cognitive psychologist (my background, btw), and is putting out the research-based views on these topics. Â I love his conclusion:Â “good teaching is good teaching, and teachers don’t need to adjust their teaching to individual learning styles. Hear, hear (and not “see see or “feel feel :).
Learning styles don't exist
Clive on Learning
AUGUST 28, 2008
The debate was already red hot before this video by Professor Daniel T Willingham from the University of Virginia (brought to my attention by Stephen Downes ) added fuel to the fire. On the one side are the learning and development romantics, all voodoo and crystals, holding firm to their pseudo-psychological beliefs. On the other, the cold, clinical and calculating rationalists, trying to make sense of the multitude of interacting variables that impact on teaching and learning by resorting to the ultimate killjoy that is science. You can guess which side I'm on.
The Rapid eLearning Blog » What Everybody Ought to Know About Instructional Design
JULY 21, 2008
As I was contemplating a response, I stumbled upon this video that does a great job illustrating the value of instructional design. Watch the video first and then I've got a few observations. If you don't have access to YouTube
Communities of Practice, Learning as a social system (Wenger, 1998)
Viplav Baxi Meanderings
JULY 22, 2008
We frequently say that people are an organization’s most important resource. Yet we seldom understand this truism in terms of the communities through which individuals develop and share the capacity to create and use knowledge. CoP: Best Practices, Etienne Wenger, “Systems Thinker , June 1998. He then proceeds to look at the role and relations of CoPs to the organization. elearning 2.0
LMSs that kick ass: Learn.com
DECEMBER 26, 2008
This week on the Friday series, LMSs that kick ass , I’ m pleased to feature Learn.com ’s LearnCenter system. By way of background, Learn.com’s primary customer base is corporate universities and their total number of registered ‘learners’ is reported at over 2,000,000 worldwide at several hundred organizations. So, they’re one of the big players among commercial learning management systems. When reviewing systems, you’ll find that a key differentiator of this system is that it is homegrown and not an integration of several outside products.
Take Charge of your eLearning environment
Learn how to maximize the impact of your learning by aligning to the goals of your organization, how to establish a learning culture with gamification including leaderboards and badges. Discover a learning content management system that is both powerful and easy to configure and manage.
The Next Right
DECEMBER 20, 2008
Everday Creativity is one of my favorite videos. Photographer Dewit Jones explains that he may have the right shot, and then find an even better one, and then an even better one. The first photo could have been fabulous, but it paled in comparison to what came next. He has
University Learning = OCW + OER = FREE!
JUNE 18, 2008
Wiki version Printer-Friendly Version OCW/OER Search ZaidLearn's Delicious OCW Adventure 130+ Free Learning Tools 75 Free EduGames ZaidLearn is back from another non-blogging vacation (Who cares!)! Excellent point! In short, this post is about smashing all free University learning related OCW and OER resources and collections discovered into an all-in-one (sounds like shampoo!) Amazon).
OCTOBER 30, 2008
Great presentation last week to a group of enthusiastic trainers. Group Three Group Two. Group One. Today I am doing a presentation called "Innovations in Technology And What it Means to Learning and Training" Here are some resources related to the presentation; List of Recommended Books Definition of Mnemonic Here is a copy of the presentation.
New Design for My Smile Sheet
Will at Work Learning
JULY 9, 2008
Smile sheets (the feedback forms we give learners after learning events) are an almost inevitable practice for training programs throughout the workplace learning industry. Residing at Donald Kirkpatrick's 1st level-the Reaction level-smile sheets offer some benefits and some difficulties. SMILE) for my workshop Measuring and Creating Learning Transfer. Here are a few of those questions. 1997).
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.
Learnlets » Anxiety, ergonomics, and performance
MAY 21, 2008
I'm a little under the weather today. Not sick, but I've had a procedure done (minor, really), and have been a naughty boy on my keyboard. They've combined to jump on me this week, and there are some interesting side effects
100 eLearning Articles and White Papers
APRIL 28, 2008
My collection of eLearning Articles, White Papers, Blog Posts, etc. just reached 100. Thought I'd share. No particular order to these. 1. Creating Passionate Users: Crash course in learning theory 2. Keeping Up with the Pace of Change Informal learning will help employees survive in the future workplace 3. Understanding E-Learning 2.0 There are some very interesting changes going on in the world of e-learning that seem to have crept up on practitioners. 4. eLearn magazine: Feature Article Ten Web 2.0 Web 2.0: A New Wave of Innovation for Teaching and Learning? collaboration 8. learning 2.0
Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Value of Instructional Designers
JANUARY 7, 2008
I've been having on ongoing conversation with other instructional designers as to whether or not we need to have the technical skill sets to actually build the courses we design. Many instructional designers (Christy Tucker
Gadgets, games and gizmos for learning
Clive on Learning
JANUARY 29, 2008
I've enjoyed reading Karl Kapp's Gadgets, Games and Gizmos for Learning (Pfeiffer, 2007). It's been out a few months now, but I just got round to it. Karl's basic premise is that there's a wide cultural gulf between the boomers (that's me) and the gamers (those brought up with technology), and that this gets in the way of the transfer of knowledge and expertise from one to the other. With the boomers all set to retire (don't count me out yet, I'm sticking with it a little longer), the urgency for knowledge transfer is exacerbated. It's the wrong tool for the times." More's the pity
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.
The Rapid eLearning Blog » Why Looks Matter in E-Learning Courses (And What You Can Do About It)
MARCH 17, 2008
Looks matter. We all like to think we're not prejudiced and won't judge something based solely on its looks. But the truth is it's very difficult to ignore the way something looks. Just go clothes shopping with your teenage daughter and
Instructional Design Training Programs
MAY 19, 2008
Sunanda commented on my Is Instructional Design the Right Career? post last week: I would like to know about training programmes in ID given by Indian institutes. Unfortunately, I have no idea about training for instructional designers outside the US. On Tony Karrer’s blog, there’s a nice collection online degrees, certificates, and training programs in the comments. These are all in the US, Canada, or UK. Could anyone from India or elsewhere outside the US shed some light on training available in your areas? What do you folks do for training there?
New Friday series: LMSs that kick ass
NOVEMBER 19, 2008
I’m proud of my corporate background and am fine working in that sector until my trust fund kicks in ; ). Until then, I’m going to go to bat for corporate learning departments by talking about what’s working. I’m starting with the Learning Management System (LMS) [insert scary teen horror movie music here]. There’s a lot of cool stuff happening in the LMS space. So, every Friday over the next several weeks, I’ll be featuring one LMS company that kicks serious ass. Because I think I’ve seen too many anti-LMS articles and blog posts. Some never have.
DECEMBER 20, 2008
Whatever joy there is in this world, all comes from desiring others to be happy, and whatever suffering there is in this world. arises from desiring only myself to be happy. -- Shantideva. From: Sogyal Rinpoche, The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying] More at [link
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.
Salman Khan Uses Microsoft Paint to Inspire Learning
DECEMBER 29, 2008
The Khan Academy Khan Academy YouTube Channel Via Helge Scherlund THE KHAN ACADEMY Salman Khan ( Sal ) founded the Khan Academy with the hope of using technology to foster new learning models. The Khan Academy is a not-for-profit organization with the mission of providing a high quality education to anyone, anywhere. which he uses to draw and illustrate step-by-step what he is explaining.
Death and Dying in a Virtual World
OCTOBER 24, 2008
Here is an intriguing story about killing another person's avatar.and going to jail for it. The story Online divorcee jailed after killing virtual hubby tells of a 43 year old Japanese women who hacked into a computer system and killed her virtual husband. if convicted could face a prison term of up to five years or a fine up to $5,000. wonder if virtual CSI solved the crime.
It's only me
Learning with e's
DECEMBER 7, 2008
Several people asked me while I was at Online Educa Berlin why I use the name Timbuckteeth on Twitter , Flickr , Plurk and Slideshare. Others wondered about my use of the blue astronaut picture as my buddy pic. haven't really answered in full until now, so here it is - my response about my own digital identity. hope it resonates with you. It was quite simply the place to be. When Arthur C.
Forums vs. Social Networks?
SEPTEMBER 15, 2008
I'm debating the value of forum / group / threaded discussion software vs. social network software for a particular situation. It aims at a very broad audience that includes everyone from early adopters to technology laggards. We generally expect users to break into: 5% - Heavy Users - spend quite a bit of time and heavily participate 15% - Light Users - spend a little time, participate a little 80% - Fly-Bys - spend very little time, read bits and pieces It is likely that some of the Heavy Users will be technology laggards, but they will want to participate because of the content.
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.