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Guide to Website Navigation Design Patterns


From Six Revisions: This guide covers popular site navigation design patterns. For each site navigation design pattern, we will discuss its common characteristics, its drawbacks, and when best to use it. Nice summary of patterns, but I like O’Reilly’s book on Website Navigation better

Interesting Learning 2.0 Pattern

Tony Karrer

Tools - A Summary. 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 also somehow ran across Matt's Learning 2.0

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.

Patterns emerge over time

Learning and Working on the Web

The patience to watch patterns emerge over time is almost non-existent, though it’s what I’ve been able to do as a freelancer, and perhaps less engagement on a job site is part of the future of work. Tweet Andrew Cerniglia has an excellent article that weaves complexity , cynefin and the classroom together. It is worth the read for anyone in the teaching profession.

2011 aLearning Association Survey Results Summary — Part 2


The pattern is easy to spot (click the table to see it larger): The larger the organization, the more likely it is to be involved in synchronous and asynchronous learning. Last post we looked at the general profiles of respondents to the recent aLearning Association survey and some of the outliers we noticed in the data. We also summarized the educational staffing and general budget information. In this post we’ll take a look at how respondents are spending their money. As has been the case throughout, you’ll notice what we did: use of online and social learning is uneven.

The 2 views of workplace learning: L&D and Employee

Jane Hart

In summary then, employees are now well ahead of the game! Modern  views about workplace learning are very different – rather than forcing employees to do things in the traditional ways that L&D can manage and control, L&D practices now move in line with employee working and learning patterns. Social learning

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Session Notes: "Driving Impact with Learning Analytics" Jeff Grisenthwaite #TrainingMag

Learning Visions

Same patterns across different roles, although different questions. scan the data: -- review high level summary reports across all 2. synthesize : combine summary data and detailed analysis to craft an insightful story "We were expecting this and so far this is occurring and here''s the data to back it up." These are my live blogged notes from the Training 2015 Conference and Expo happening this week in Atlanta. Forgive any typos or incoherencies. Metrics that Matter with Jeff Grisenthwaite, VP of Client Success at CEB ( Effectiveness. Outcomes.

New Technologies Making MOOCs Even Better

Your Training Edge

Developer Juho Kim describes the technology like this : “LectureScape dynamically adapts to thousands of learners’ collective video watching patterns to make it easier to rewatch, skim, search, and review. Word clouds and summaries are automatically created, and popular content automatically appears on later slides for quick reference. And the critics were right. All Rights Reserved.

Working Out Loud 101 | Some Thoughts

ID Reflections

The diagram below is a good summary of why one should practise working out loud and what are the likely benefits of this habit. It hones critical skills like reflection, pattern sensing and synthesis, provides insights into our own working process and helps us to improve it. will keep my longer posts for topics I am researching on and deep diving into. have tried to keep them concise.

6 Best Practices For Applying Spaced Learning In Online Training

Obsidian Learning

Douglas Fields introduced us to the temporal pattern of stimuli related to the long-term memory , while Paul Kelley and his team developed the method that relies on Field’s research. If you simply ask them to read through a brief summary or test their knowledge with a multiple-choice exam , they are not going to be able to commit the ideas to long-term memory.

#MOOC @Edinburgh report on organizing 6 Coursera MOOCs

Ignatia Webs

This is the summary they provide and it gives a good overview of all the subjects addressed in the report: In January 2013, the University of Edinburgh launched six MOOCs on the Coursera virtual learning environment (VLE) platform []. These were short fully-online courses, each lasting either 5 or 7 weeks, and they had a total initial enrolment of just over 309,000 learners.

adapting to perpetual beta

Learning and Working on the Web

To mark the anniversary, this excerpt from finding perpetual beta is a summary of what I believe are some of the most important issues facing organizational design today. Patterns can be sensed and responses prepared, but each case is different. There is no such thing as a social business strategy. There are only business strategies that understand networks. Social Learning.

Facebook as an “interactive learning resource”?

Dont Waste Your Time

While this article is a good summary of art and design use of ‘studio space’ and how Facebook is a better medium than most traditional VLEs, it highlights the basic conflict of internal (owned) vs. external (unregulated) tools while offering a brief insight into how other disciplines ‘could’ use the social network (not for networking purposes).  link]. Ball, L.,

Instructional Design in the VUCA World

ID Reflections

Learning design has to take these new usage patterns into account. summary of how these paradigm shifts may impact the work and skills required of instructional designers are given in the table below. The current trends of technology, globalization, shifting demographics and a connected globe clearly portend a dramatically changing world. Some are yet to become recognized roles.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: 31 Days: Day 25 (Go Shopping)

Learning Visions

Go to a mall and spend 30 minutes observing shopping patterns, merchandising schemes, etc. As I think about my own blog-reading habits, I see the same patterns. Darren did a great summary of his lessons learned while shopping as did Michele Martin. Do you notice similar patterns in your blogging? like to go to stores where I know the layout. They have just what I need.

Guidelines on writing a #paper: a synopsis

Ignatia Webs

Summary (p41) Three ways to start your piece: mini-seminar, main finding, or what’s different. Describe the patterns, principles, and relationships shown by each major finding/result and put them in perspective. The writing paper phase is here again. so I jotted this post together to have a short document for future use. Please add things I might have overlooked. Full title of paper.

A Conversation with Reuben Tozman

Kapp Notes

Here is a summary of a great conversation I had with Reuben Tozman who I met one night at a conference (actually, we weren’t at the conference venue we were out getting a bite to eat and something to drink). The curation process is one of determining patterns in content that draws links between content objects in a variety of ways. One of the great things about my travels is that I get to speak with all kinds of interesting folks who are thinking about learning is new and innovative ways. It’s the holy grail for learning on demand and enabled through very modern technology.

Myth of the "Relevant Experience"

ID Reflections

As long as experience makes one resilient, quick to adapt and learn, a good leader and empathetic manager, and increases one''s ability to connect the dots and see the pattern, the experience is relevant. The impact of formal hierarchy on organizational culture can be far-reaching. Kodak and Borders are glaring examples. This is not to imply that experience doesn’t have value. It does.

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The Learning and Forgetting Curve: How to Make eLearning Memorable


Another good habit to adopt when developing eLearning content, is to add a summary section in which you repeat these points again. Frequent assessments not only help gauge progress but also create a stronger memory pattern. You haven’t had a good night’s sleep in a while. Tell us something new. Sleep deprivation is nothing uncommon anymore. The culprit? References Yang, G., 2014).

6 Critical Factors that Affect How People Learn

SHIFT eLearning

Here are just some principles you can use to improve retention of the material and help learners make meaning out of the material: association, organization, visualization, familiarity, frequency, rhymes, patterns, and acronyms. 2. A lot of research actually goes into a well-designed eLearning material. Pay attention to these factors if you want to explore more about the subject. 1.

How To Measure The ROI Of Online Training?

EI Design

In this article, I will begin with a quick summary of the benefits that eLearning offers, what ROI is, and how you can measure it. Level 2: Learning can be easily measured through scoring patterns in the end of course assessments. Today, most organizations use eLearning as a significant part of their training delivery. Measuring The ROI Of Online Training. Do refer to this article.

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Only 14% think that company training is an essential way for them to learn in the workplace

Jane Hart

Firstly, this same pattern of results was visible across all functions. Summary. That was one of the findings of my recent anonymous survey on how people learn best in the workplace, and even I was surprised by the results. So in this blog post, I want to share the data from my survey, some of my thoughts about the results, and the importance of undertaking your own survey. Ranking.

Easily Turn a Technical Subject into an Interesting eLearning Course

SHIFT eLearning

Add Infographics and Visual Summaries. Compared to lengthy verbal or textual content, visual summaries and infographics make learning much easier; for instance, education psychologist Richard Mayer discovered that visuals with a small amount of text are more effective than visuals with a large amount of text. Although photos and videos are both very useful, sometimes infographics and other forms of visual summaries are the only way to illustrate complex concepts as they allow the message to be transferred more concisely by: Providing context and perspective. WBEC 2000).

Why Content Curation Should be in Your Skillset

Jay Cross

meeting summaries. Sorting through posts made me think critically and see patterns. Curation can boost your profit and help your people grow. It can save millions, reduce frustration, and boost the velocity of information in your organization. It starts in a gallery. You expect the curator of an art gallery to know the collection and to: search out the best items. publicize viewings.

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IBM Watson And The Future Of Learning

Upside Learning

Do research – find patterns, trends and be able to make effective recommendations for tasks in the workplace based on pertinent internet data sets. The news that IBM’s Watson had beaten the humans on Jeopardy didn’t really come as a really big surprise for me. It’d been coming since Kasparov left the room in tears after losing to Deep Blue. However, natural language is very different.

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eLearning Guild ID Symposium New England - Day 2 wrap up

Adventures in Corporate Education

Pattern Libraries for Instructional Designers. They talked about how the concept of pattern libraries can be applied to developing instruction. To build a pattern library, you have to write design problems. They gave this outline for a pattern library definition: Problem Summary : Specific overview of an actionable problem. We even sent pictures into #lrnchat.

The DevLearn 2010 Write-up #DL10

Aaron Silvers

May talked about pattern recognition, which is a valuable skill when you’re living in times of continuous change. Pattern recognition is a big element of what I call “sensemaking” and it is vital in activities such as Coolhunting (look to Peter Gloor, @pgloor). It took me a week to let the excitement settle from DevLearn and reflect. Monday Night Dinner Party.


Wonderful Brain

By summary then, we face three elements in our quest to make big data work for organizations: Gathering information factoring the effect gained when combinations of content reveal even newer more, newer, meaningful data. In this article I want to explore 3 connected ideas. So the era of big data is here. It’s the compilation of colossal amounts of data that presents a challenge.

Creating Visual Stories That Resonate

Experiencing eLearning

An image of this shape is found in this summary of Duarte’s book. Filed under: Lifelong Learning , Patterns , Social MediaThese are my live blogged notes from the webinar Training Online: Creating Visual Stories That Resonate by Nancy Duarte. My side comments are in italics. Any errors, typos, and incomplete thoughts are mine, not Nancy’s. Check out Cammy Bean’s notes too. She started with her personal story, told mostly with old photos on the slides and very little text. Story: likeable hero, encounters roadblocks, emerges transformed. Ordinary world. What is.

Grappling with Knowledge

Learning and Working on the Web

And knowledge is an emergent property of a decision maker – experiential, emotional framing of our mental patterns applied to circumstance and events. … In summary, business productivity and knowledge inhabits complex networks. Tweet Here are some of the insights and observations that were shared via Twitter this past week. Image: Mimi and Eunice. Paper doesn’t scale.

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Design Considerations for Content Delivery

Training Industry

In a recent research piece on the role of digital content delivery (DCD) platforms in corporate learning environments, we not only learned that tools were being adapted in many learning organizations, but there is a clear pattern emerging in terms of the role DCD  platforms have in the learning initiative and how effective they are in playing that role. Summary. Search text 5.

A close look at training and mobile technology

Learning Wire

Once each client’s needs are identified, the team targets participant usage patterns and how best to maintain an uninterrupted training program: In different locations. For example: Key Points summary in PDF format – 2 minutes. Short video summary of content – Memorable storytelling format. But, where to start? Where should companies invest?  . using authoring tool).

Learning Vs. Performance -- The Dichotomy

ID Reflections

Training didn’t teach the meta-skills of learning nor did it foster the abilities for creative thinking, innovation and pattern sensing – all necessary 21C skills. quick summary of each of the paradigms mentioned above shows how these could probably have an impact on the overall performance of each individual, and on the organization as a whole: Growth mindset - Carol Dweck , in her research, differentiated between Fixed Mindset and Growth Mindset. The shift has happened. The focus has moved from “learning” to “performance”. It was “learn, then work.” urge you to see the video.

PKM in 2013

Learning and Working on the Web

When we use our knowledge to describe some data, such as what we remember from an experience or our summary of a book, we convey this knowledge by creating information, even though writing it down is not perfect. Within a week or two, anyone should be able to sense some patterns and then modify their streams to provide more signal and less noise. ” - Thierry de Baillon.

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