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ASTD TechKnowledge Happenings

The Learning Circuits

If you are going to TechKnowledge 2012 , stop by and say hello, I will be doing a number of different events and I love meeting new people as well as past, present, or future students. My TechKnowledge 2012 Presentation Here is a description of my session. We’ll answer questions like: Are two avatars better in an e-learning module than one? 12:15 p.m., Room Miranda 7/8.

Angry Plants vs. Zombies: 4 Things a Game Engine Can Do For You

ATD Learning Technologies

While an e-learning authoring tool produces an online module, a game engine’s ultimate output is a game (mostly HTML5 or mobile app). Just as the e-learning authoring tool provides you the ideal environment for focusing on creating e-learning, a game engine comes with supporting tools to help you create a game, using its built-in game mechanics. What’s a Game Engine?

Karl Kapp "The Case of the Disengaged Learner" #ATDTK

Learning Visions

These are my liveblogged notes from Karl Kapp''s session at ATD TechKnowledge, happening this week in Las Vegas. In ID we create a closed loop: "by the end of this module, you will learn." Find out in this module." More tips: Provide multiple scenarios First person thinkers (drop someone into a situation and you have to go solve some problems. Forgive any typos or incoherencies. Karl Kapp professor of ID at Bloomsburg University, author of a lot of great books on eLearning, and general eLearning smarty pants. Smartphone users spend 2.5 They exude negativity.

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Need to Combine E-Learning with Mentoring? Here’s a Simple Solution.

Rapid eLearning

Elearning modules are excellent for delivering key information that may missed during on-the-job training that’s focused on very specific tasks. This can be solved with a simple orientation module where you provide a brief overview of the production process and workflow. You can also structure the module to review and assess the learner’s understanding, something that may be missed on the floor. Part of the training happens during the elearning module and part during the face-to-face time. Each elearning module should be coupled with a real-world activity.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Instructional Design: Whats in a name?

Learning Visions

Blog link not provided to protect the innocent]. As a teacher I knew all about Pedagogy and could create a great lesson and provide a excellent learning enviroment, I had great reviews and my students/trainees achieved great results. What most trainers/teachers dont understand is exactly how the information they are providing will impact a organizations bottom line. Or what?

How to Be Successful at Rapid E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

When shopping for tools I recommend that instead of looking at a list of features, you build the same mini module with each tool. Then you can test three things: Software : Using the same basic module for each application allows you to do a better “apples-to-apples” comparison. They’ll provide an embed code that you can place in your courses. Voila! This isn’t about eye-candy.

#astdTK12: Yawn-Proof Your e-Learning

Sudden Insight

Summary: Cammy Bean provided tips for making our e-learning yawn-proof. Cammy Bean offered some tips to jazz up our e-learning courses in this informative session at ASTD TechKnowledge 2012. For example, she suggests the following “objective” for a short module: “A five minute briefing on what you must know about” so and so. Be conversational.

Year End Musings, Reflections, Predictions and Thoughts: Part Three

Kapp Notes

Just around the corner is TechKnowledge 2012 is Las Vegas on January 25-27th. This decidedly unacademic presentation provides a broad scientific overview of what we know from research about the effectiveness of today’s technology for changing learner behaviors. We’ll answer questions like: Are two avatars better in an e-learning module than one? and moderated by Karl Kapp.

eLearning: xAPI is Geek Free and Ready to Go

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

This isn't the dumbing-down of the specification or possibilities it holds for the industry so much as it is the provision of accessible, entry-level ways to take advantage of xAPI as a stepping stone to providing deeper learning experiences across the whole enterprise. Now LMS providers are adding integrated xAPI capability as well, alongside their existing SCORM and AICC support.

Help Your Client See E-Learning from a Different Perspective

Rapid eLearning

For example, I compress the delivery of information into simple elearning modules and combine them with some facilitated sessions in the real world. If they want a performance-based course, then provide a few examples of what that means and how different types of interactivity work in the course. Most people only see linear, click-and-read elearning courses.

LMS News. Directory. Plus E-Learning Notes

eLearning 24-7

Added Demo Column (Y/N) – If the vendor enables you to view a demo of their product without having to register or provide any information upfront, it is identified as “Yes&#. volume), add-on modules (if available), any customization needed (beyond what is available), etc. Utilizing services, such as Brandon Hall, where if you are a member (and this includes consumers too), the other vendor members can provide their pricing based on the number of end users set by Brandon Hall. The group continues to grow and provides an added value to readers of the blog.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Corporate Moodle: A Tipping Point?

Learning Visions

As for the other points, I'll address as I have more time and insight (still working through much of this myself). I do know that reporting is crucial. I've seen some demos of the reporting customizations our team is doing on Moodle and it does provide a lot of what is needed. They comfort managers who think they are in control but don't provide any guidance on making improvements. Hi Just to enter the debate, we have installed some great reporting modules for Moodle so you can choose which learners you want to see, what they have done, what they scored etc.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: My Objection to Learning Objectives

Learning Visions

Instead, provide some meaningful and memorable experiences using interactivity, graphics, animation, and storytelling. want to clarify that Im not advocating that we "hide" objectives from the learner, but instead provide some alternatives to boring text bullets in the presentation of those objectives. At least from the instructional designers and the businesss point of view. Really?

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Value of Instructional Designers

Learning Visions

We imagine providing the same tools to subject matter experts that we expect instructional designers to use, and asking them to be a one person show. In the business world, the justification for the expense of a learning solution has to be proven by providing some sort of measurable outcome. Im not being a purist here; often its helpful to provide practice in using the job aid.

Customer Complaints, How to Avoid the Traps

eLearning 24-7

The customer who is asked to provide the information – is providing it – honestly; in many cases, they may be unaware of what a case study really is – in terms of “marketing&# from the vendor’s approach. LMS – it is often showing all the bells and whistles of the system; not necessarily the items you are going to purchase – this is if the system has add on modules or add-ons or extras you can purchase. went directly to the content vendor and always struck better deals with the provider, incl. Trap #1 Snake Oil Salesperson.