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6 to 7 minutes of instructional video - that's the sweet spot!

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The nice people at One Productions have built this infographic that illustrates this point. I have sat through many 50 minute lectures in my life. Notice how I wrote that sentence "sat through". was I always engaged? Probably not. Is it realistic to be engaged for a full 50 minute block? Probably not. So how does one go about maximizing engagement in a distance course with video.

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Engage! Top 6 Best Practices that Foster Learner Engagement with Online Instructional Video

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Invest in pre-production lesson planning to segment videos into chunks that are no longer than 6-7 minutes in length, if possible. Invest in post-production editing to display the instructor’s head at opportune times in the video. instead of a formal production studio. Shorter videos are much more engaging to learners. office, lab, in the field, etc.)

The Importance of Video in e-Learning

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But before you run into the production of your video – do a bit of research on best practices. Take special note at the 6-minute mark of this second video as she presents a great table containing the Do’s and Don’ts for video production. Let’s consider distance education for a bit. Sometimes in the setting of a correspondence course there was media involved. In my experience: No.

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Are you new to social media curation in online learning? [VIDEO]

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It''s an important job to be a museum curator because their bias about the artifacts invariably will make its way into the finish product on display. I don''t really think that''s a bad thing, because museum curators are experts in their field and they can identify the most compelling themes and stories, and expertly organize artifacts in museums for people to interact with so they can learn.

Quality Control process for E-Learning

Tools and Techniques for Managing Hardware and Software Testing, Rex Black writes, “…quality control is concerned with product, quality assurance with process.”. He continues: “Quality Assurance is generally defined as the process used to ensure a product meets. It consists of activities that occur before and during the production. product exists.” - Black. PROCESS.

The magic bullet? Reducing costs with online courses in Canada

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Instead, offering a mixture of online and classroom-based courses offers choices for students, enhances student flexibility and enriches the suite of products that an institution can offer to learners. There’s no magic bullet. Stop looking for one. Being an online course is not a magic bullet to cost reduction. Read it in detail here. There can be some indirect cost reduction.

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Is ‘Simple’ a four letter word in eLearning? Are bells & whistles blinding us?

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argue that the ‘more, more, more’ approach can act counter-productively in student learning. For the last decade in distance education and elearning, I have repeatedly come across the theme that “more is better”. tools, more textbook publisher resources, etc. We’ve heard it so frequently that we can begin to believe it. Should it be “more is better”? Obvious answer: NO! Make it simple.

Is Google good for education? Take a LitTrip or explore an Art Museum thanks to Google

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Ben Daley, Chief Academic Officer and COO at High Tech High, has recently posted a lovely list of 24 Google products that have an application to the field of education. knew about the educational applications of some of these products already: YouTube ( 1 , 2 , 3 ), Google Scholar , Body Browser. Here are two products that caught my eye in particular: GoogleLitTrips.

Why are you re-inventing the wheel? Use these education videos!

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So quit making plans to re-inventing the wheel by mounting your own video production company. Almost every day something comes across your Twitter feed which is a golden nugget. perfect little resource, tool or story that can help you in your practice of being an educator. However, once in awhile you hit the mother lode. Wow – it’s a very appropriately titled post.

Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success

The final product shows a direct link between the training and the goals of the. Instructional design approaches, current thinking and modern production values aside, a. Seven Simple Secrets to. Off-the-Shelf Course Success. By Megan Torrance, CEO TorranceLearning. Off-the-shelf (OTS) courseware is a growing market attracting both customers and venture. capital. of learners. You’re.

eLearning – do we know what the heck we are doing? Are we in a rut?

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Well – being a productive person in the workplace REQUIRES interaction and group work with other staff (some of which are not geographically co-located). Trent Batson, executive director of The Association for Authentic, Experiential and Evidence-Based Learning , has just published a thought provoking article in Campus Technology (dated 19 Jan 2011). Why do I do this? Leave a comment below.

Converting Classroom Courses to Online Courses - Ask an Instructional Designer

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In my view it all comes down to how you envision the finished product meeting the needs of your target market. Use a print-based framework for your finished product; however, augment the print-based material with short audio-video tutorials (created with Adobe Captivate) that show students the piece of software in action. However, I am looking for shortcuts. Perhaps in MS-Word format.

From World of Warcraft to Second Life – Teaching Science with Immersion and Excursion

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That’s when she turned to a different virtual world product: Second Life. I’ve written about Second Life a few times before on this blog ( here and here ). I recently attended the SLOAN-C International Symposium on Emerging Technology Applications for Online Learning in San Francisco. It was an intense conference with many fantastic talks. The attraction to the game for her was not clear.

Do wikis work for any topic? How about math?

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Sabah Karam from Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland, recently wrote to me asking: “I have been doing research on how wikis can be used to teach students how to do mathematical proofs…. would like to know if you have any thoughts on if you think we this is a realistic effort and, so, how we can achieve this goal.” Great question! personally believe that a wiki can succeed on any topic.

Leaving performance reviews behind: Where to start [Guide]

Multi-year cycles for product. productivity and feel a lack of engagement. often correlate with productivity gains. sponsors care about such as retention, productivity, and employee engagement. aimed at increasing its focus on product. in productivity, a better co-ordination amongst. 1Making Dynamic Performance. more dynamic approach to managing. sprints.

Web 2.0 can knock your socks off!

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It’s a great application to add to your digital storytelling toolbox for you or for your students – the production value is high. I participated in a great online talk yesterday by James Falkofske, Director of Online Learning, St. Cloud Technical College ( here's a link to James' blog ). His talk was titled: Easy Steps for Expanding Desire2Learn with Web 2.0 Tools. tools: Go2Web20.net.

Chemistry Lab Simulations - the Late Night Way!

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Their flagship product, REACTOR, is an entirely web-based chemistry lab simulator. If you want to try more, they will issue a 2-week free trial for any instructor considering using the product in an educational setting. If you work in the field of science – then you have been there. Science is a strange discipline isn’t it? Coincidentally, they are called Late Night Labs. Very nice!

e-Learning Acupuncture: Paper still beats electronic in 2007!

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The electronic-based reader was a professionally done product through collaboration with Access Copyright and VitalSource. skip to main | skip to sidebar e-Learning Acupuncture Erics ramblings, experiences and random thoughts about e-Learning, distance education and Educational Technology. Monday, January 15, 2007 Paper still beats electronic in 2007! Catchy title eh? Tremblay, M.Ed.

Free Wiki Hosting by Google

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Google finally gets into the Wiki game by re-launching the product they acquired last year (JotSpot) under a a new name: Google Sites. See this description of the product via TechCrunch blog. I'll be trying it

21 CFR Part 11 Frequently Asked Questions

No vendor can claim that his or her software products are certified Part 11 compliant. say that he has all of the Technical Controls for 21 CFR Part 11 compliance built into his product. consistently) along with using products with the correct Technical Controls for overall Part 11 compliance. beverage manufacturing). Additionally, some organizations that. 21 CFR Part 11.

e-Learning Acupuncture: Wiki uses at Universities

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Example #2: Staff productivity point of view The Course Design and Development process at CDD operates under a project management framework and often has Course Development Teams with members that are geographically dispersed. skip to main | skip to sidebar e-Learning Acupuncture Erics ramblings, experiences and random thoughts about e-Learning, distance education and Educational Technology. Thursday, March 08, 2007 Wiki uses at Universities Wikis, a popular Web 2.0 technology, are being implemented increasingly in higher education settings. Comments? Add Post To: Email This BlogThis!

e-Learning Acupuncture: Rewards and Challenges of Blogging

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e-Learning Acupuncture: Support Materials for using Wikis at a Distance

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e-Learning Acupuncture: Quantity vs. Quality: Keywords

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Ditching the formal performance review? Kineo shares 3 Elements for Success

as retention, productivity, and employee. at increasing its focus on product. in productivity, a better co-ordination amongst. From Performance Management. to Performance Development eGuide 2Part 2: A Roadmap. for Change In Part 1 of this eGuide, we explored the confluence. of factors that’s driving change in how performance. is managed and how organizations are moving. away from the traditional annual review process to. more real-time dynamic approach. This all sounds. very logical, of course, until an organization starts to. be some very real barriers to moving forward.

e-Learning Acupuncture: Podcast usage in post-secondary settings is growing!

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e-Learning Acupuncture: Remote Controlled African Webcam

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e-Learning Acupuncture: Is Open Source LCMS really the way to go?

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In a recent round table meeting of five Universities that I attended in Ottawa on the subject of LCMSs, all five Universities had decided to continue pursuing commercially available LCMSs instead of Open Source products like Moodle or SAKAI because they had judged it to be more cost effective in the medium and long term. The cool thing about Moodle isnt that its a "free" option to throw into the mix when evaluating LCMS products. Youre assuming that all LCMSs are the identical products and are going to remain identical products. Advantage #2: The code is FREE!

Why Product Managers Should Include Training in Their Launch Plan

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And then there’s the  really  bad surprise when you’re a product manager and you find out your company’s sales reps are misrepresenting the product you so carefully developed! When sales reps don’t have the knowledge and skills they need to sell your new products, all the time and money you spent goes down the drain. Product Launch Training Template.

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

drives more productive conversations. 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). happening now. If the.

The Link Between BYOD and Increased Productivity

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BYOD policy also makes it easy for employees to access corporate data and online training materials, which can increase productivity. Of all the benefits listed here, increased productivity usually pleases company leaders most. Some organizations choose to implement BYOD solely for the purpose of augmenting productivity. Access only to non-sensitive systems and data. Jeffrey A.

3 Questions that Keep Product Managers Up at Night

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Product managers are passionate people. They are passionate about the products they create and the problems they solve for their customers. Product managers spend thousands of hours researching, testing and developing their products before its time to commercialize. If you are a product manager yourself, you know what I am talking about. See how.

Social Production

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Here is the concept of Social Production as Tony and I covered in “Learning in 3D.” ” Social production is the means by which a software operating system or a digital encyclopedia can be created without the need for a large centralized hierarchy. In the past such forms of social production were limited and bounded in nature. Today, social production is being leveraged much less by the traditional enterprise than it is by the entrepreneurial start up. They might even work together to develop some code. definition

Ten Steps to a Successful Product Launch Training Implementation

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We often support clients with complex products to bring to market. The training that supports these product launches is always a multi-faceted collection of learning solutions that must meet the needs of several different learner groups. For product launch training to drive desired knowledge and skills acquisition, it must be carefully designed  and implemented.

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

drives more productive conversations. 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). happening now. If the.

Your Product Launch Training Questions Answered

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A few weeks ago, several hundred people joined Leanne Batchelder and myself for a webinar on product launch training. Hosted through Training Magazine Network, the session is called  Learning Solutions and Your Product Launch: How a Curriculum Drives Success. Clearly, product launch training is a high-priority issue in many organizations. What about customer training?