eLearning Lessons from the 80s
AUGUST 12, 2015
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?
Learning map combining lesson plan, guidance and content at once
AUGUST 4, 2014
To conduct a successful lesson we need a detailed description of the instructions about what students should learn and how will they learn it. That means that we as educators should prepare a lesson plan with all objectives, description of teaching and learning activities with list of suitable learning materials. Learning map is a lesson content itself. What about you?
Mini-Lessons: A Different Learning Approach
MAY 21, 2015
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
OCTOBER 24, 2015
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.
Year One: 3 Lessons Learned For Creating Engaging eLearning
FEBRUARY 23, 2016
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
Lesson from Edutech Australia? Planned Failure.
JUNE 10, 2015
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.
5 Teaching Techniques That Increase The Worth Of Virtual Classrooms
JUNE 8, 2016
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.
The 4 lessons Kid Fury teaches us
OCTOBER 9, 2010
So what can it teach us? 1. So thank you Kid Fury for teaching us those lessons – whether you meant to or not! Today I read about the Twitter misadventure at H&R Block whereby a call centre employee assuming the name “Kid Fury urged all his followers to phone in and ask for him. The incident is kinda funny, kinda shocking, kinda scary.
5 Lessons from Netflix on Creating Addicting Elearning Content
FEBRUARY 25, 2016
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!
TechSmith Acquires Knowmia Teach
NOVEMBER 11, 2014
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.
Adobe Captivate 6: Delivering Standalone eLearning Lessons
I Came, I Saw, I Learned
DECEMBER 18, 2012
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.
What Flappy Bird Can Teach Us About Creating Engaging eLearning
FEBRUARY 14, 2014
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
Learning with e's
NOVEMBER 21, 2012
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.
Top Tools for Online Teaching
JUNE 28, 2013
Recently Top5 Online colleges.org 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.
3 Lessons from the NBA Finals to Apply to Your Employee Training Program
WalkMe Training Station
JUNE 20, 2016
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.
5 Tech Tools to Invigorate Every Lesson
JUNE 18, 2015
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.
Ruth Clark Claims “Games Don’t Teach”
MAY 8, 2012
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).
Going off road
Learning with e's
DECEMBER 8, 2015
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.
ASTD ICE Conference Recap, Lessons Learned and Random Events
MAY 29, 2013
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.
What does travel teach us about learning?
Spark Your Interest
APRIL 8, 2015
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.
Lessons Learnt While Developing An e-Course On ‘Corporate Social Responsibility: A Design Perspective’
JANUARY 29, 2016
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.
Why you should add video to your teaching
MARCH 2, 2014
Whether you’re actively flipping your classroom, exploring blended learning or teaching traditionally, video (relevant to your lesson, of course) has some great benefits for your students learning and memorizing. It adds a new graphic and audio component to your teaching that captures attention, engages your audience and improves later recall. Happy watching! Mayer.
Practical, free report on #mobile pedagogy for English #language teaching and learning
FEBRUARY 13, 2015
The 46 page research report on '' Mobile pedagogy for English language teaching and learning: a guide for teachers'' is a practical and informative report. great and practical read. education eLearning informal learning language mobile mobile learning online education report
Teaching Online Courses – 60 Great Resources
OCTOBER 25, 2010
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.
Lessons from the Trenches of Digital Game Design
ATD Learning Technologies
NOVEMBER 4, 2015
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.
What Copywriting Can Teach Us About Writing for an Audience
JULY 9, 2015
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?
6 Lessons from the Trenches of Digital Learning Game Design at #ASTDTK14
JANUARY 20, 2014
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.
The 3 Things ‘Draw Something’ Can Teach Us About Being Better Designers
APRIL 10, 2012
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.
Five Lessons Learned from Prototyping
MAY 12, 2014
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.
Can we teach digital literacies?
Learning with e's
SEPTEMBER 10, 2013
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?
Continuous Learning is King — 5 Valuable Lessons in Training Practices
WalkMe Training Station
SEPTEMBER 26, 2015
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.
What Can These Game of Thrones Leaders Teach You About Training Management?
WalkMe Training Station
APRIL 4, 2016
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?
Three Tips for Teaching Successful Software Training Classes
SEPTEMBER 27, 2015
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.
7 Leadership Lessons from Jazz with Dr. Frank Barrett
Designed for Learning
OCTOBER 24, 2013
In October, I attended a fascinating session by Dr. Frank Barrett , jazz pianist and author of Yes to the Mess: Surprising Leadership Lessons from Jazz. Against the backdrop of jazz, Dr. Barrett shared what Duke Ellington and Miles Davis can teach us about leadership and management. about jazz. The artists had never performed with Dr. Barrett before. Lots of good stuff here.
Teaching Expert Learners
SEPTEMBER 27, 2012
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.” . References.  Clark, R., Pfeiffer.
3 Lessons I Learned from a (Lousy) 4th Grade Teacher
JUNE 30, 2014
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.
Three ‘MUST HAVE” best practices in teaching online courses
JULY 19, 2011
If you came to read this posting to find a definitive list of best practices in teaching online courses, then please accept my apology. will not be compiling the large golden list of best practices in online teaching. Why you might ask? Well – because there is no definitive list. Please describe one thing the instructor did that hindered your success in this course. It’s a must.
Those Who Manage, Teach
DECEMBER 10, 2012
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.
Everybody’s Got Something To Teach…!!!
MAY 23, 2016
To make this clear, let me talk about a lesson I learned in civics class at school: Every citizen has a voice and opinion in the matters of the country. Look at it objectively and it becomes “ everybody has something they can teach me ”. There are close to 7 billion people on Earth living their own lives and experiences with lessons to teach. The post Everybody’s Got Something To Teach…!!! “ Veritas Vos Liberabit! – The truth shall set you free!”. clearly remember the first time I heard these words. To me, it sounded like a magic spell. shall explain.
'Using Facebook & Twitter For Learning & Teaching' Workshop
MAY 3, 2012
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
JUNE 18, 2013
To differentiate, out teach the competition. ” Authors Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson, best known for developing the open-source computer-programming framework Ruby on Rails and Basecamp project management software, compiled 88 succinct lessons aimed primarily at Internet-based startups and budding entrepreneurs. In describing better ways to differentiate themselves, Fried and Hansson encouraged businesses to out-teach the competition. “Teaching probably isn’t something your competitors are even thinking about.
Teaching Kids Programming
MARCH 13, 2013
Together, they combined years of professional programming experience to create Teaching Kids Programming (TKP). She first began piecing together the outline of what would eventually become Teaching Kids Programming a few years ago when she started a local series of events for Microsoft’s Digigirlz program. Teaching yourself programming. Can’t see the video? Click here.
Precision Could Kill your eLearning Lessons
FEBRUARY 26, 2013
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.
Can a Starship Captain Teach Us About Change (and eLearning)?
FEBRUARY 3, 2015
Have you ever stopped to wonder what these games might teach you? Video games and simulations can teach a lot with a little bit of thought and high quality design. What if you could take advantage of the unique learning qualities of video games and use them as teaching methods? The point of the game isn’t the game itself; it’s the lesson it teaches you. It’s fun.
Teaching with Screencasts and Rapid Prototyping
SEPTEMBER 12, 2014
Back in my teaching days, we had a ninth hour elective class where students could take classes like computer repair, plumbing, ceramics, or guitar. In essence, as teachers, we got to teach classes based on our own hobbies. Part of where I struggled was writing up files for demos and examples each day for a lesson. It’s important to teach syntax standards and proper formatting, but when I have them experimenting with ideas, the structure of the whole document isn’t nearly as important. For Educators creativity Education prototyping teaching