35 Top eLearning Articles and 6 Hot Topics for March  

Best of eLearning Learning Once again, I found myself falling behind in getting through all the great eLearning content that gets brought together by eLearning Learning. Some great stuff I would have otherwise missed. And I was happy to see that my Twitter for Learning post got the top spot for the second half of the month. March 15, 2010 to March 31, 2010

  1. Twitter for Learning – 55 Great Articles- eLearning Technology, March 24, 2010
    Collection of articles around how to make effective use of Twitter as a learning tool.
  2. 10 Rules For Writing Multiple Choice Questions- The eLearning Coach, March 18, 2010
    This is a back-to-basics article about the undervalued and little-discussed multiple choice question.
  3. What’s Needed First? Culture Change or Enterprise 2.0 Adoption- trainingwreck, March 25, 2010
    There is a dilemma that exists in the 90-9-1 phenomenon. Do we first require an organizational culture adaptation prior to any meaningful Enterprise 2.0 adoption? Thus, helping us reverse the order where, now, 90% of the population are active creators versus 1%?
  4. The Great ADDIE Debate- Learnlets, March 27, 2010
    At the eLearning Guild’s Learning Solutions conference this week, Jean Marripodi convinced Steve Acheson and myself to host a debate on the viability of ADDIE in her ID Zone.
  5. The state of corporate learning and development- Learning Conversations, March 25, 2010
    Great look into what's happening in corporate learning and development.
  6. I Have Seen the Future of Conferences...and it is 3D!- Kapp Notes, March 15, 2010
    If you missed the Virtual Worlds' Best Practices in Education Conference , you missed not only a great conference with really good content and presentations, you missed a glimpse into the future of conferences. The conference took place entirely in the virtual immersive environment of Second Life with a venue of presenters from around the world.
  7. The 4 Passions of an Instructional Designer- Free as in Freedom, March 23, 2010
    Constraints, simplicity, learning, excellence. Good stuff.
  8. Tools For Mobile Learning Development- Upside Learning Blog, March 21, 2010
    Some tools which may assist you in developing mobile learning applications.
  9. PLE vs VLE- Learning with e's, March 22, 2010
    Excellent video to associated with the paper: Integrating Personal Learning Environments into the Primary Classroom and goes beyond web tools, and even personal learning networks.
  10. PKM in a nutshell- Learning and Working on the Web, March 22, 2010
    Personal Knowledge Management: A way to deal with ever-increasing digital information. Requires an open attitude to learning and finding new things (I Seek). Develops processes of filing, classifying and annotating for later retrieval.
  11. How to convert the toughest SME- Making Change, March 30, 2010
    You want to create an action-packed online experience that revolutionizes learners’ behavior. Your subject matter expert wants you to faithfully reproduce every lovingly polished bullet of their 217-slide PowerPoint presentation. Is there any hope for your relationship?
  12. 10 Things to Consider Before Your E-Learning Course Goes Live- Rapid eLearning Blog, March 16, 2010
    It’s amazing how fresh eyes can find things you might have overlooked during production.
  13. Instructional Design by Example- Janet Clarey, March 19, 2010
    I launched a new blog this week for showcasing e-learning examples. The plan is to provide a centralized location for examples of e-learning courses and details about the instructional design process used in creating them. I also hope to share specifics about the logistics of the courses.
  14. Social Media for Knowledge Workers- eLearning Technology, March 30, 2010
    Lot s of information on different social media tools that knowledge workers should know about.
  15. Ten Tips to Produce More Professional Online Video Interviews- Electronic Papyrus, March 26, 2010
    The personal interview is perhaps the most powerful tool for video storytelling both online and off. Here are some basic technical production tips for producing more effective and watchable video interviews.
  16. Motivating The Instructional Designer- The eLearning Coach, March 28, 2010
    Perhaps it hits you when you’re writing a storyboard to teach a poorly designed and uninspiring software program. Or maybe you just received a fax from a course sponsor and revisions are scribbled on every page. Suddenly your de-motivation button is triggered and you can’t seem to shake it off.
  17. Another perspective on stakeholder analysis- Clive on Learning, March 18, 2010
    A tool for stakeholder analysis.
  18. Blooms Taxonomy Tutorial (Articulate Engage Examples)- Take an e-Learning Break, March 18, 2010
    You can use the tutorials on this page and reuse them (open license, attribution please). The links are swf (Flash) files. You will be prompted to save or open the file most likely. Choose the Flash player to open the file and then you can maximize it for full screen viewing.
  19. Factors Inhibiting Workplace Learning- The E-Learning Curve, March 16, 2010
    This post on workplace learning discusses some of the underlying factors that inhibit individual knowledge workers and teams from developing in organizations.
  20. Creating Assessment Questions that Measure Performance- Kapp Notes, March 25, 2010
    While knowledge assessments have become more and more popular both in business and academia, there are still issues with the creation of valid and reliable test questions. It is imperative that an assessment item actually measure knowledge and potential performance. The goal is to create a test question that is linked to the objective of the training and that measures the right level of learning.
  21. Tips for Audio and Voice Overs- Visual Lounge, March 18, 2010
    One of the biggest challenges in video is getting good audio. Want to know some of our secrets? Chris McQueen, one of TechSmith's instructional designers, shares his secrets on how he gets great audio for the videos he creates! It's a quick video that runs just over 7 minutes. What
  22. Creating Engaging, Interactive e-Learning – Even With Your Hands Tied! by Suzannah Crowell Green- Learning Solutions Magazine, March 17, 2010
    We thought the client had a straightforward project. Then we read the details: “Deliver the entire training solution with just four small, IT-enabled classrooms. E-Learning Learning should be engaging and interactive, but must be developed without the use of Flash animations, large graphics, audio, or video.
  23. Tools of my trade- Learning with e's, March 28, 2010
    For a while now I have been thinking about the impact Web 2.0 has had on my life and my career, and often wherever I am speaking, I talk about one or more of the tools I have listed below. Here they are - the 10 Web tools I could not possibly do without...
  24. Literacies- Learning and Working on the Web, March 28, 2010
    What is literacy? We may think we know. Some people even say we need 21st century literacies. But Marshall McLuhan said that, “We look at the present through a rear-view mirror. We march backwards into the future. ”
  25. Performance and ADDIE Models- Big Dog, Little Dog, March 29, 2010
    Chart that summarizes Performance Analysis, Learner Experience Design, and ADDIE.
  26. Learning From Visual Data- The eLearning Coach, March 16, 2010
    In the not so distant past, the visualization of data was reserved for the scientific community. It helped researchers grasp the structure and relationships in large sets of data. But the explosion of complex information in most knowledge domains has changed all that.
  27. More Augmented Reality Videos- Dont Waste Your Time, March 26, 2010
    Continuing my thoughts and readings on the use of Augmented Reality in education, here are some examples of how commercial organisations are using it in their marketing. It’s only a short hop from a selling to educating perspective, so let’s start thinking about it and working towards it, yes?
  28. Creating a Better eLearning Scene With a Little Help- Blender - Training Solutions, March 22, 2010
    A great way to create effective eLearning is to throw the learner into a simulation of the task or performance you are training them to complete. Don't just tell the learner about it, make them do it. This often requires simulating the scene where the task takes place which can be difficult to make look realistic in whatever authoring tool you may use.
  29. The Science and Art of Giving and Receiving Feedback- Designed for Learning, March 20, 2010
    We cannot underestimate the value of feedback. Feedback is an important aspect of building a constructive relationship - personal and professional. It is an invitation to interact. It can help improve our performance and change our behaviour.
  30. Using Video in eLearning- eLearning Brothers, March 31, 2010
    Video is really taking off in the eLearning world and can add to the effectiveness of content. However, when using video there are many things to think about.
  31. And ADDIE wasn't even there to see it...- Bozarthzone , March 27, 2010
    There's been lot of talk in Twitterland lately about the usefulness of the ADDIE process model often used in instructional design (much on the theme of whether ADDIE is dead), and the validity/existence of "informal" learning.
  32. How to facilitate synchronous learning for real and virtual learners using technology?- IDiot, March 28, 2010
    The other day I had interesting discussions with Geetha Krishnan about possible ways of using technology to facilitate synchronous learning for remote learners. Let's explore a scenario. An institute wants to deliver a training program to a global audience not only for its on-campus learners but also for remote learners.
  33. How Many Americans (U.S.) Have Broadband Access?- MinuteBio, March 28, 2010
    Over the years in corporate training departments have been a bit spoiled when it comes to having an audience with a high speed connection.
  34. Top ten tips for reviewing a storyboard- Spicy Learning, March 26, 2010
    A storyboard review stage is crucial as it’s hard to be objective when you’re the one who’s written the content. Here are our top ten questions to ask yourself if you’re the one reviewing someone else’s storyboard.
  35. What's the Future of Diversity Training?- The Peformance Improvement Blog, March 25, 2010
    I fear that diversity training is losing favor among senior executives executives and HR departments.

Hot Topics PKM (10)

  1. PKM in a nutshell, March 22, 2010
  2. Personal knowledge management & wisdom, March 18, 2010
  3. Sense-making, March 17, 2010
  4. Social Media Workshop Notes, March 26, 2010

LCMS (15)

  1. LMS/LCMS Social Media & Side Notes, March 22, 2010
  2. Top 5 Up and Coming LMS Providers Article Assistance, March 23, 2010
  3. LMS Moneyball, March 15, 2010
  4. SAAS LMSs and Vendor Client Lists Questions, March 29, 2010

Camtasia (14)

  1. Camtasia Studio 7 is Coming! , March 15, 2010
  2. Camtasia Studio 7 - Sneak Peek, Audio Enhancements, March 26, 2010
  3. The state of corporate learning and development, March 25, 2010
  4. eLearning is dead, long live eLearning, March 31, 2010

Social Media (55)

  1. Deloitte: The Future of Recruiting Is Social Media, March 24, 2010
  2. Social Media for Knowledge Workers, March 30, 2010
  3. Social media & workplace performance matrix, March 15, 2010
  4. Social Media Workshop Notes, March 26, 2010

iPhone (24)

  1. Our iPhone for Moodle web application aks for your feedback, March 19, 2010
  2. eduNation Project, March 22, 2010
  3. Moodle accessible for Androids: first steps taken, March 22, 2010
  4. Tools For Mobile Learning Development, March 21, 2010

Images (50)

  1. The elements of online communication 3: images, March 19, 2010
  2. Using Del.icio.us to Create an Easy, Always Updated Online Portfolio, March 25, 2010
  3. Tools of my trade, March 28, 2010
  4. Working Smarter: Informal Learning in the Cloud by Jay Cross and Friends by Jane Bozarth, March 30, 2010
 

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