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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. 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. 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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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. 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!

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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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. As I thought about how to frame this recap, I knew there were some recaps already out there (quick thinkers!). Alec Couros.

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.

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.” respect her past contributions to the field. Adams, D.M., Mayer, R.E., 2012).

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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.

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.

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.


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. 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. can't help it.

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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?

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. looked at Virtual Classroom , Distance Learning , ILT , Teaching Distance Learning. They had 100 people participating.

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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.

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. 1. 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 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. It is very hard to be a good and creative game designer with little to no experience playing games. That’s not awful…but it is limiting.

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.

3 Lessons I Learned from a (Lousy) 4th Grade Teacher

Trina Rimmer

And I want to be VERY clear on this point, it’s not my intention to cast a negative light on teachers or teaching. I’m very fortunate to count many friends and family as teachers, and it is their high-standards that have served to inspire my own love for learning. My Lessons Learned. 1. The post 3 Lessons I Learned from a (Lousy) 4th Grade Teacher appeared first on RCG.

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. In my session:  I will give  Lessons from the Trenches of Digital Game Design   on Wednesday, January 22nd from 1:15 – 2:15 pm. Bottom-Line Performance has done simulation and learning game design for table-top/live events for many years. You cannot do this with a game. Trust us on this.

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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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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. 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.

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. 1.

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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Reflections on the ‘New Groupthink’ and lessons for asynchronous collaborative e-learning

The eLearning Nomad

Cain points out that today’s preferred style of teaching reflects the business community, where people’s respect for others is based on their verbal abilities, not their originality of insight. Instead of distinguishing between online and in-person interaction, we used the lessons of one to inform our thinking about the other. “. The post Reflections on the ‘New Groupthink’ and lessons for asynchronous collaborative e-learning appeared first on DynaMind eLearning. I re-read Susan Cain’s ‘Quiet: the Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking’. Not in a committee.

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. A key part of training is keeping your employees informed on the company’s goals in a timely fashion. Let’s take a look. Right?

'Using Facebook & Twitter For Learning & Teaching' Workshop


In this workshop, we will explore how we can use these two tools to facilitate learning and teaching. The workshop will start by introducing participants to the concept of Personal Learning Environments (PLEs) , so that they see the big picture in using a variety of learning tools to serve their learning and teaching requirements and needs. Social_Media PLE Facebook web2.0

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.

The 3 Things ‘Draw Something’ Can Teach Us About Being Better Designers

Trina Rimmer

Here are three specific design lessons I've learned. 1. Lesson learned: Too much focus on economy may result in a loss of clarity. 2. Lesson Learned: It seems like an obvious thing, but using color really is a great way to help the brain more readily grasp the patterns it's programmed to search for. Have you learned design lessons from playing games? Probably.