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eLearning Lessons from the 80s

eLearning Brothers

This blast from the past has reminded me of all the lessons we learned from that crazy decade. A discerning eLearning professional who was around for the ’80s has learned some valuable lessons from that era, and those of us who wish to succeed in this business would do well to remember these enduring teachings from the past. What lessons did you learn from the 1980s?

Reasons to be teaching

Learning with e's

It will be a term filled with preparation and paperwork - lesson plans, resources, reports, assessment, attendance records, letters to parents, risk assessments, possibly even an Ofsted visit (school inspection) - and all the other seemingly peripheral work that accompanies the actual teaching of children. How you learn often reflects how you teach. Mark Twain. Korthagen, F.

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Mini-Lessons: A Different Learning Approach


Although presented in small bites to satisfy today’s learners, effective mini-lessons follow good teaching practice. The key feature of each mini-lesson is that it is quick and specific. And of course, do let me know your thoughts on my mini lesson sample. The learner seeks knowledge and wants to absorb that knowledge; learning activities then help embed that knowledge.

That'll teach him

Learning with e's

It taught me a lesson. Photo by Cam Good on Flickr That'll teach him by Steve Wheeler was written in Plymouth, England and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 My school years were patchy to say the least. My school years were difficult for one important reason. I learnt more about process than product during those turbulent years.

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Teaching artistry

Learning with e's

I taught my first art lesson today. Passing colleagues were a little surprised to see me teaching in the art room, completely out of context. Normally I'm found teaching a session on educational theory or psychology, or information and communication technologies. Teaching an art lesson is therefore a little outside my comfort zone. Unported License.

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Year One: 3 Lessons Learned For Creating Engaging eLearning

Social Learning

Teaching someone how to do something in person is one thing, but online learning is an entirely different animal. There are many ingredients for success in eLearning development and one of the most important… The post Year One: 3 Lessons Learned For Creating Engaging eLearning appeared first on Dashe & Thomson. eLearning Instructional Design Learning Storytelling

What does travel teach us about learning?

Spark Your Interest

Lesson: It’s very easy to be seduced into the convenience of technology, but there are times that we need to engage the brains and not just follow the instructions. Lesson: When considering how to engage someone in your facts or content, a story can be a much more compelling way to do so. Don’t rely solely on technology. We had the worst GPS experiences on this trip.

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What Flappy Bird Can Teach Us About Creating Engaging eLearning

Social Learning

Considering the rise of gamification in learning, it seems relevant to analyze the phenomenon that was Flappy Bird and see what lessons we can learn from it that can be applied to creating engaging eLearning. eLearning corporate training elearning motivation

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Top Tools for Online Teaching


Recently Top5 Online published a list of the 99 Top Tools For Online Teaching , including eFront. Teaching Tools & Technologies. Resources for Teaching Online. Resources for Teaching Online helps teachers build valuable courseloads for eLearning and working with students online. Teaching With Technology eLearning Wikispaces. Articulate Studio.

Adobe Captivate 6: Delivering Standalone eLearning Lessons

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Kevin Siegel    I recently received an email from a new Captivate developer who had delivered an eLearning lesson to a client via email attachment. When publishing a Captivate project file, the format you select will depend upon on how the learner will access the lesson. If you decide to publish a SWF, the learner will use a web browser to access the lesson.

5 Lessons from Netflix on Creating Addicting Elearning Content


Netflix can teach learning professionals a number of important lessons on how to capture their learner’s attention. 5 Lessons from Netflix on Creating Addicting Elearning Content: 1. Lesson for Learning Professionals: Don’t tell your learners when and where to learn. Lesson for Learning Professionals: Leave your learners wanting more! On-demand content. Check!

Lesson from Edutech Australia? Planned Failure.

Learning Rebels

For some reason, as a learning industry, we have forgotten the joy of teaching and guiding each other. The post Lesson from Edutech Australia? Okay, I’m late. I was at Edutech last week, in glorious Brisbane Australia. Sunset on the Brisbane River. It was a real privilege to have been asked. Therefore, I really wanted to see what “stuck” with me. Alec Couros.

Ruth Clark Claims “Games Don’t Teach”

Experiencing eLearning

Ruth Clark posted at ASTD an article titled “ Why Games Don’t Teach.” Students who played the Crystal Island game learned less and rated the lesson more difficult than students who viewed a slide presentation without any game narrative or hands on activities. Gee, that “under two hours” point seems like an important limitation of the research, maybe one that should have been mentioned by Clark when claiming that games have no value and “don’t teach.” I respect her past contributions to the field. Adams, D.M., Mayer, R.E.,

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TechSmith Acquires Knowmia Teach

Visual Lounge

Knowmia, Knowmia Teach and Knowmia Teach Pro represent a completely new way to create and assemble interactive video content on both mobile and web-based platforms. Knowmia Teach makes it easy to import your own visual aids, organize them in easy steps and record your voice, or your face, to bring them to life. These capabilities are enhanced even further with Knowmia Teach Pro, incorporating website recording, video export to popular video sharing destinations, creating high resolution videos and adding both professional backgrounds and music to your video creations.

5 Tech Tools to Invigorate Every Lesson

DigitalChalk eLearning

However, it should never replace a lesson. Unfortunately, not every tech tool is as valuable as the next; some are better at invigorating a lesson than others. Next time you want to breathe life into your instruction, use one of these five tech tools, guaranteed to make any lesson more fun and exciting. Use Google Maps to bring perspective into a geography or history lesson.

Going off road

Learning with e's

Nor have I been happy simply 'towing the line' where important things like teaching and learning are concerned. I suppose that's also why I've always been uncomfortable with lesson plans. As a result, my teaching is now more responsive than it was when I was less experienced, and used strict frameworks and defined resources to conduct my lessons. I can't help it.

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ASTD ICE Conference Recap, Lessons Learned and Random Events

Kapp Notes

The idea…to allow participants to experience games and to derive lessons from the development of other games. During the workshop, we had attendees create a learning game to teach sales concepts. Lesson Learned. Lessons Learned. had a great time at the ASTD ICE Conference which recently concluded in Dallas Texas. Play to Learn Workshop. Not even close.


Teaching Online Courses – 60 Great Resources

Tony Karrer

I received an inquiry about resources that would help instructors who are about to move into teaching online courses. If you are going to teach a course online or run an online learning event or an online conference, then there’s even more to being successful at that. So, what I thought I would do is go back and see what resources I could find some good resources that would help me and could be used by instructors be better prepared to teach online. I looked at Virtual Classroom , Distance Learning , ILT , Teaching Distance Learning. No problem, right?

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Can we teach digital literacies?

Learning with e's

There is a disconnect between teaching and learning. We are at the mercy of the curriculum of our time, and also the whims of the teaching staff who were in charge of our education. Governments continually tinker with curricula, and tend to interfere in school systems, dictating what should be included and excluded from lessons. So what can schools do? Asking students what if?

Lessons from the Trenches of Digital Game Design

ATD Learning Technologies

I’ve been designing learning games for a long while, and I teach others how to do learning game design as well. Over the years, I’ve gleaned several truths that novice learning game designers frequently ignore or underestimate. You Need to Play Games to Make Good Games. It is very hard to be a good and creative game designer with little to no experience playing games.

Five Lessons Learned from Prototyping

E-learning Uncovered

If you’re like us, you learn lessons about both the client and about your process during prototyping. Here are a few of the lessons we’ve learned over the years. We typically include at least one (often a few) of each of the following slides: menu, teaching, click-to-reveal, drag-and-drop, multiple choice, fill-in-the-blank, and results. Remember why you’re doing it.

Lessons Learnt While Developing An e-Course On ‘Corporate Social Responsibility: A Design Perspective’


Teaching By Example: Another strategy that we adopted to drive the case for green initiatives within the corporate structure was to cite case studies and real-life examples. This was a lesson that to make an e-course exceptionally successful across a large and varied audience, simplicity is often the key. At the end, the course explains the benefits of adopting these initiatives.

5 Teaching Techniques That Increase The Worth Of Virtual Classrooms


The exposure to newer learning technologies has led to a gaping gap between the levels of teaching or instruction that a learner expects and what the instructor is able to impart. Traditional course of teaching in a classroom requires a board, for the teacher to demonstrate. Other teaching aids like charts, graphs or flash-cards are also used. We never really stop learning.

6 Lessons from the Trenches of Digital Learning Game Design at #ASTDTK14

Bottom-Line Performance

Here is a summary of six lessons we’ve learned. This lesson is a critical one. I’ve learned a lot since then, and I am now more careful to think through the scoring to make sure it’s relevant to the skill I’m trying to teach, meaningful to the player, motivating (rather than de-motivating to the player,) and, frankly, easy to understand. Learn more.

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Three Tips for Teaching Successful Software Training Classes

E-learning Uncovered

As Artisan’s resident E-Learning Authoring Tools Trainer, the primary focus of my job has been to teach other e-learning professionals how to use programs like Articulate Storyline and Studio either in person or online. Although I learn something new each time I teach a class, here are the three main tips I’ve learned for teaching a successful software training class.

Those Who Manage, Teach

CLO Magazine

Bosses who teach skills and habits to employees drive higher individual productivity and elevate team performance. There’s an old saying that those who can, do and those who can’t, teach. Instead, the researchers say it’s the ability of the boss to teach a worker. Shaw said teaching can be a combination of things, such as teaching about a product, instruction and advice on how to work better with customers and peers, or guidance and coaching toward individual career goals and promotion. What Makes a Good Boss? Stephen B.

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Continuous Learning is King — 5 Valuable Lessons in Training Practices

WalkMe Training Station

Teach me and I remember. The post Continuous Learning is King — 5 Valuable Lessons in Training Practices appeared first on Training Station. Tell me and I forget. Involve me and I learn. Benjamin Franklin. A traditional, simplistic view of training is that it is just a platform to get employees up and working on new software platforms. What Did You Think? Gathering Feedback.

3 Lessons from the NBA Finals to Apply to Your Employee Training Program

WalkMe Training Station

There are several lessons we can learn from the series that we should apply to our approach to employee training. When you’re tasked with not only leading employees but teaching them as well, one of the best ways to do this is by example. The post 3 Lessons from the NBA Finals to Apply to Your Employee Training Program appeared first on Training Station.

What Can These Game of Thrones Leaders Teach You About Training Management?

WalkMe Training Station

But did you know that this hit TV show contains many lessons about team management? How to Increase Employee Productivity – Lessons from Daenerys Targaryen. Why Strategic Knowledge Delivery Makes All the Difference – Lessons from Jon Snow. Why Early and Continuous Learning is Important – Lessons from Cersei Lannister. Let’s take a look. Right? Employee Training

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Teaching Expert Learners

Kapp Notes

Here are some tips for teaching expert learners. So the question becomes, what is the best method for teaching experts in a certain domain of knowledge? Finally, when teaching executives or highly experiences managers, treat the subject as a “scale up” and not a new topic. For example, if you tell a mid-level executive you are going to teach them about leadership, their reaction is “hey I already know about leadership, that’s why I am a where I am in this organization.” This is what is known as “Expertise Reversal Effect.” [2]. References. [1] 1] Clark, R., Pfeiffer.

What Copywriting Can Teach Us About Writing for an Audience

Association eLearning

This technique can be used when creating lessons and courses as well. Just make sure your stories are relevant and support the lesson, and include elements of all good stories. Copywriting is the practice of using written content, both online and in print to market, advertise, raise brand awareness and communicate core brand values. How might that help you in writing your content?

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Pokémon Go – Lessons for the M-learning Designer

CommLab India

As an online learning professional, I believe m-learning designers can learn 3 valuable lessons from the creators of this highly successful game. Lesson 1: Keep the functionality and UI simple. You don’t need anyone to teach you how to play Pokémon Go, do you? Lesson 2: Make the best use of augmented reality. Lesson 3: Harness the full potential of the GPS.

Precision Could Kill your eLearning Lessons

Vignettes Learning

Surprisingly, even people from science think that the best way to teach science is by not sounding scientific. student at MIT, and I absolutely understand the importance of detailed, specific scientific communication between experts, but not when we're trying to teach 13-year-olds. Our belief: At Vignettes Learning we use stories in eLearning; however, we make them interactive.

What Santa Can Teach Us About E-learning Development [Infographic]

CommLab India

As we come to the end of 2016 and look forward to 2017, we share with you a few lessons we can learn from Santa Claus about e-learning course development. Hope you like it. Merry Christmas! eLearning Design Merry Christmas