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Changing Behavioral Patterns Through Education


Fun fact: Whenever you perform the same task, or encounter the same situation a couple of times, your brain inevitably begins forming behavioral patterns specific for the situation or the task at hand. This process is both transparent and essential for a number of reasons

How to Create ELearning Course with Course Patterns


release we changed the concept of course creation by adding an embedded course builder and predefined course patterns: a learning path-based, a webinar-based and a materials-based one. In the JoomlaLMS 2.0 Blog articles

Game Element: Pattern Recognition

Kapp Notes

Many games involve creating, identifying or predicting a pattern. Pattern recognition is the ability to recognize order in a chaos or to see relationships in disjointed information. Patterns can be found in concepts, ideas, and series of words, symbols, numbers, and images. simple example of a pattern recognition game is tic-tac-toe. Games

10 Patterns of Interaction: Implementing Social Learning Strategies in eLearning


Let’s look at some patterns of interaction. So what are the most common patterns of interaction in a live learning environment that can be recreated in the eLearning context? 1. In the tutoring pattern of interaction, the expert and learner interact on a one-on-one basis. This pattern is common in coaching, counseling, mentoring and apprenticeship. Tutoring Interaction.

The Performance Management Storm: Four Macro-Trends Driving the Change

Traditional patterns of. 1Why Your Company Will Need to. Rethink Performance Management eGuide Part 1: The Argument. for Change 2 3About this Guide Organizations are increasingly. moving from traditional performance. management systems (organized as. an annual review process) to newer. performance development systems. organized around real-time dynamics). Here, in Part 1, we describe why.

Technology Enabled Learning: Complimentary Training Patterns

Your Training Edge

Can we think of enhancing their value through some training patterns, which compliment them in various aspects? In search of this question, I found some complimentary training patterns that go hand in hand in e-learning design. With such complimentary elements, the training patterns can surely be made unique. Both these practices don’t compliment your training pattern.

Pattern Recognition, Neoterics and moving on.

Mark Oehlert

Now I'm thinking about my fav passage from William Gibson, @GreatDismal, and his book Pattern Recognition : “We have no idea, now, of who or what the inhabitants of our future might be. Pattern recognition” . Between Neoterics and Pattern Recognition.we go forward.we Like a lot of people, I read Anil Dash's " The Web We Lost " and I read Hugh MacLeod's corollary piece. I'm split on how I feel here. Or not as much. But its still cool and it can still be cooler. Or cool again. And edgy. And egalitarian. Again. . Everyone I know now is online somehow. like that. Probably not.

What you see is what you think

Learning with e's

Gregory describes top-down processing as a perceptual hypothesis - we form this hypothesis by testing what we see against our previous knowledge and understanding - in other words, we match patterns. Some illusions make us misinterpret what we see, because we fail to match the correct previously learnt patterns to what we are seeing. It is a case of ''what you see is what you get.''

10 Patterns of Interaction: Implementing Social Learning Strategies in eLearning


Let’s look at some patterns of interaction. So what are the most common patterns of interaction in a live learning environment that can be recreated in the eLearning context? 1. In the tutoring pattern of interaction, the expert and learner interact on a one-on-one basis. This pattern is common in coaching, counseling, mentoring and apprenticeship. Tutoring Interaction.

Share Best Practices - Patterns

Tony Karrer

Dodged that bullet. :) Patterns and Knowledge Work I understand the concern that when you share best practices, you may come out with very different results. Making sense generates cues and allows one to recognize patterns, both in the nature of the problem and response. Through pattern recognition, the problem solver identifies actions to address the issue.

Interesting Learning 2.0 Pattern

Tony Karrer

There's something really nice about this pattern Found via Brent - 23 Microlearning exercises (23 Things). It has 23 Tasks over a 9 week period that helped them get you up to speed on what Web 2.0 is all about. It's a great list and the nice thing is that they offerred a free iPod as a reward for getting it all done. What a great idea. It's a bit similar to what I had done in a learning experience that was a six week online course - see Collaborative Learning Using Web 2.0 Tools - A Summary. also somehow ran across Matt's Learning 2.0

Wikipatterns - A Pattern to Emulate

Tony Karrer

Found this via a post on EdTechPost: Wikipatterns It provides patterns for various roles and adoption patterns. What's great beyond just finding out about Wikis is the beauty of how the information is presented - as patterns. FAQs are a great tool, patterns applied like this is also a good tool


Blog Post Updates - Effective Pattern?

Tony Karrer

Is there another Effective Pattern ? As part of the Tools Set 2009 series, my first post was Browser Keyboard Shortcut Basics. I was a little surprised that this didn't come up as one of the more popular items recently when I did my Top 20 Posts for Q1 2009. Now I've got a couple of additional things to add to this information, and it raises a question that I often face: What do you do when you have an update to a prior post? feel like each of my options have drawbacks: 1. Update the original post and create a new post with a link back Originally, I was going to do this.

Collective intelligence patterns

Clark Quinn

In his presentation on The Landscape of Collective Intelligence, he comes up with four characteristics of design patterns (or genes, as he calls them): What (strategy), Who (staffing), How (structure & process), & Why (incentives/alignment).  This is a really nice systematic breakdown into patterns tied to real examples. You (should) know I like models , and he’s gone beyond talking about how web 2.0 social networking can facilitate work, to actually analyze and distill some underlying principles. For Why he breaks it out into Money, Love, & Glory. 


Patterns at Play – Fundamental to Games

Upside Learning

However, there were some individuals who went one step beyond – they immediately notice what most term as a ‘pattern’. Perhaps all games can be regarded as composed of patterns of play. To master the game is to master its possible patterns of play, and to implicitly understand the variables that determine that pattern, and be able to manipulate that pattern to a player’s advantage.

How to Mold Smarter Learners by Using Patterns

Vignettes Learning

Your morning routine is an excellent example of a pattern. pattern is a repeated, recurrent behavior of a group or individual. But patterns are not limited to the things we do. There are also the patterns that we see around us and patterns we use to make sense of the world. Smarter Learner Pattern-Building Ideas and Activities 1. know I do.

International eLearning Usage Pattern Differences

Tony Karrer

While usage patterns vary quite significantly based on the individual and the content, I've seen similar general patterns. Saw CBT/WBT - who likes it ? where the author states: In Europe and USA many of our on-line students seem to take courses outside work hours. But they do it in short bursts of activity. In Asia (and particularly Cambodia, Thailand and Malaysia) we note that students do much longer periods of study in one session, but mostly during work hours. The same is true in Africa. The author then asks: Why is this the case? Certainly people are pressed for time.

Cartoon: ‘We’re all about ‘no fear of failure,’ but this pattern of intentionally screwing up…’


Everyone’s afraid of something. Personally I’m afraid of snakes, heights, and poor writing (so you can imagine how I felt about  Snakes on a Plane !). But But failure has never bothered me much. In In fact, I’m kind of a fan. worked in sales for a good while before I became a cartoonist, so I got very  very used to failing early and often.

CCK09: Connectivism and Constructivism

Experiencing eLearning

From a connectivist standpoint, the response to a huge amount of information isn’t to look at the individual pieces, but to look at the patterns. The human brain is designed to look for patterns, and that’s a big part of connectivist theory. Posted in Connectivism, Constructivism, Patterns. Magnetix. Does that help at all? Image Credit: Magnetix by Guapolo.

David McCandless #CALDC3 Keynote Mindmap

Clark Quinn

David McCandless gave a graphically and conceptually insightful talk on the power of visualization at the Callidus Cloud Connections.  He demonstrated the power of insight by tapping into the power of our pattern matching cognitive architecture.   . design

Informal learning patterns

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Learnscaping describes a dozen learning patterns, e.g. processes that organizations are using to improve performance through networked informal learning. patterns. His recent post, Toward a Pattern Language for Enterprise 2.0 , details two sorts of patterns for optimal enterprise 2.0 Patterns Where 2.0 Patterns Where 2.0 is an Alternative to 1.0.

Learning Analytics: A great boost for creating Learner Centric eLearning


It’s the process of collecting data, discovering meaningful patterns from it and transforming it into fact-based insights. Another important concern is finding the exact correlation between the data patterns and learner behavior. I am sure you already know about ‘analytics’. This term has been creating a lot of buzz for the past few years. Then does it have any relevance to eLearning?

Thoughts on Patterns and Writing on Medium

Mark Oehlert

So I wrote a post about patterns , something I actually think is very important. Now I have to decide if I''ll use it more.that would be a pattern. I''m not breaking up with Typepad but I did want to try out Medium. hope you enjoy the post but I also wanted to mention my thoughts about using Medium as a publishing platform. . First reaction - look to blank to me - where are all the WYSIWYG editor toolbars? Oh, they''re all based on contextual action so they don''t clutter the landscape when you don''t need them. Cool. . Second reaction - this is nice. You''re there to write.

What Does xAPI Adoption Look Like?

ATD Learning Technologies

Aaron Silvers describes two popular patterns of how xAPI is being used by developers. Many organizations adopting xAPI are doing similar things, even with different tools and different technologies supported. Click here to read full version

Wikis, Learning, Pattern Maker, & Ideas

Big Dog, Little Dog

Pattern Maker - Repper. free-to-use pattern creator that turns your images into eye-catching designs. Control and Community: A Case Study of Enterprise Wiki Usage - Matthew Clarke in Boxes and arrows. There are three key differences in which Wikis are used: public, team and enterprise Wikis. These types of control, however, are typically seen as contrary to the basic Wiki concept.

Experiencing E-Learning » Patterns in Instructional Design Responses

Experiencing eLearning

Patterning, Layoffs, Corporate Culture, & Science

Big Dog, Little Dog

Meaning is made through patterning - Live Journal. Jeff Knight's video on instructional design. More Companies Are Cutting Labor Costs Without Layoffs - New York Times. Companies are using technology to track employee performance and productivity, and in many cases they know that the workers they would cut are productive ones. For more reasons on why not to layoff, see Downsizing.

Technology changes Everything

Jane Hart

He explains that in his contact with instructional designers, he has noticed that … Following tradition, doing what is recommended by many authoring tools, and patterning one’s work after […]. In probably the most powerful indictment of current e-learning practices that I have ever read, Ethan Edwards asks Why Do We Continue to Perpetuate and Promote Ineffective E-Learning? He

Like A Cheat Sheet For Mobile Learning Design

The eLearning Coach

That’s where design patterns come in. Are you hesitant to get into mobile learning and mobile performance support? Would it be easier if you had a way to think through how users will move through your program and how you will structure it? Mobile

Looking for patterns in clouds

Jay Cross

Wordle creates beautiful word clouds from text, tags, or RSS feeds. This morning I pasted the URLs of fifteen blogs I frequent into Wordle just for the hell of it. Here's the result. Here's a larger pdf of the same image. Give up? Here's the detail. And here's a slideshow


Exploring Learning Analytics: How is it affecting corporate learning?


For instance, an identified successful pattern in social learning can be the number of posts or contribution a learner makes in a week. Along with the voluminous data churned, there will be emerging patterns which may not have much relevance to learning preferences or impact of learning. This gives us a true and wider picture of the learners’ experiences. Learning LMS

Add Visual Depth to Your Lectora Courses

eLearning Brothers

At this site you’ll find hundreds of beautiful patterns, all available for free, ranging from natural fibers to high tech geometric patterns to popular grunge styles. You can even try out any pattern by hovering over your desired pattern, then clicking the PREVIEW button. This will change the website’s background to match your desired pattern.

67% find company training/e-learning of little or no value – according to the Learning in the Workplace 2013 survey results.

Jane Hart

The Learning in the Workplace Survey has now been taken by over 600 people, and although it is still open if you want to cast your vote, I am going to release some interim findings here today as the pattern of results has been pretty stable for some time now.â?¦ ¦ [.]. Strategy

Think Multiscreen (vs. iPad-only) when developing an mLearning Strategy

mLearning Revolution

via  Multiscreen Patterns | precious, strategic design & visual language. Three Patterns of an Ecosystem of Screens for mLearning. Precious Design Studio discovered six patterns of the ecosystem of screens, however I think three apply to us and provide a great blueprint for how we should approach our learning design. 1. Patterns for Multiscreen Strategies.

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Artificial Intelligence: Transforming the L&D Industry

Content Raven

With that in mind, it is essential to gather and analyze learning data and behavior patterns to create a personalized learning experience and effective training program. Learning and development leaders are continuing to recognize the importance of investing in an adaptive learning strategy that is customizable to meet the needs of today’s modern learner.

The Neuroscience of Self-directed Learning

CLO Magazine

Neuroscience showed the basic building block of all learning is the rewiring of neurons into new patterns. Firing together means a sufficient number and depth of meaningful experiences around a defined set of attitudes and behaviors cause the brain to rewire — or learn — the new patterns. Once rewired, these patterns are the new unconscious competence. Well, they can.