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BIG DOG, LITTLE DOG [Providers] Agile Design: An Ethos for Creating Learning Platforms
| MONDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2009
Thus, for learning professionals to keep pace with the rest of the organization, Agile Design could easily be adapted to fit the needs of the learning and training community by providing an ethos for the design of learning: We are uncovering better ways of designing. Software design and related practices and methods have had a significant influence over the Instructional Design field. For example, ADDIE, Dick and Carey, and Rapid Prototyping are heavily influenced by software development methodologies (Rawsthorne, 2005). software by doing it and helping others do it. Human centric.
EI DESIGN [Providers] 10 Reasons Why You Should Use Mobile Apps For Learning In Your Learning Strategy
| MONDAY, DECEMBER 26, 2016
Popularity of mobile devices and widespread adoption of mLearning or mobile learning is providing them the required push. Provide access to just-in-time information. They provide very high engagement to learners thereby increasing recall and retention manifold. 4. By improving the learner reaction, learning gain, and finally its application on the job, mobile apps for learning will provide a demonstrable gain on ROI. Mobile apps are increasingly being seen as the future of learning. Why You Need To Use Mobile Apps For Learning In Your Learning Strategy. million!
PTOTEM TALK [Providers] Mobile Learning is not E-Learning on the Mobile…
| THURSDAY, AUGUST 18, 2016
For starters, the purpose of e-learning is to provide in-depth knowledge on a subject, while that of mobile learning (m-learning) is to support an on-going learning process where the learner needs quick access to information, usually on the go. The other day, I found myself sitting across the learning manager of a large pharmaceutical company. He was faced with a daunting task – training his company’s medical reps, and if there’s one thing we all know about medical reps it is that they are always on the move. What surprised me though was the response I received…. Won’t that be enough?”.
TONY KARRER [Providers] Second Calendar Curator Joins to Help with List of Free Webinars
| FRIDAY, JULY 31, 2009
The really nice thing about the way Jon Udell has set up his elmcity project (the system we are using) is that it acts a lot like social curation on RSS sources as provided by Browse My Stuff , but brings together designated calendars instead of blogs or other RSS sources. I've received very positive feedback and lots of good ideas on the concept of having a combined calendar of Free Webinars. In English, that means that we can have many different people each own their separate calendar and we can bring it together. The initial list of calendar entries, we added ourselves.
TONY KARRER [Providers] Using Social Signals to Find Top eLearning Resources
| WEDNESDAY, JUNE 24, 2009
This is a great use of the capabilities of eLearning Learning and it will provide on-going value to the community. I recently had a great experience working with Abhijit Kadle one of the authors of the Upside Learning Blog ( disclosure ). As part of writing an eLearning Games White Paper he had collected a wonderful list of articles, posts, white papers, etc. as part of his research. Thanks Abhijit! eLearning Technology. Browse eLearning Content
TONY KARRER [Providers] MyAllTop and Topic Hubs
| TUESDAY, MARCH 17, 2009
What's confusing to me is the value of providing a means for person oriented topic hubs and the limitation to only feeds that already exist? I had just finished posting about Networks and Topic Hubs when I saw the announcements around the launch of MyAllTop ( 1 , 2 , 3 ). The reviews are somewhat mixed, and I'm certainly sitting here scratching my head. always perceived Alltop as a way to build Topic Hubs. This is a similar, but limited, form of what we are doing around sites like eLearning Learning , Mobile Learning , Informal Learning Flow , Communities and Networks Connection.
TONY KARRER [Providers] eLearning Learning Hot List Feb 1-14
| TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2009
Sacred Training Cows Here’s How I Built That PowerPoint E-Learning Template Blogging in a Walled Garden Itiel provides more food for thought Get Out of the Training Business Multi-Tasking & Social Media - Mastering the Balance Advantages of 3D for Learning Pacing the mobile project update 1: html + mp4 + mobile moodle On Blogging – Report on Index Page Economic Impact Younger Generation NOT Good at Multitasking Either! The posts come from the primary sources for this group. Other items come from other sources. Browse eLearning Content at www.elearninglearning.com.
TONY KARRER [Providers] September Blog Clean Up
| MONDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2006
quarantine to Front Page: mLearning-World.com Communities of practice for development Kept in quarantine (gave it another chance): Technology For Communities - Note: partial feeds is really annoying (see eLearning Technology: Why You Should Provide Full Feeds (especially on Blogger) ) The other 20 or so I ended up deleting. As I've mentioned before ( eLearning Technology: Managing your RSS Feeds ), I go through a ritual every three months to add and remove blogs. You can see the blogs that are in my highest priority reading list and not quarantined in the list on the right.
TONY KARRER [Providers] Informal Learning and Learning Management Systems
| TUESDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2006
the clear answer is that the LMS is a barrier to learning that provides management and reporting that corporate training functions want. Saw an interesting post by Dennis Coxe - Sailing by the Sound: What Informal Learning Means To Me where he points out the conflict today between learning management systems and content access / informal learning: But what really struck me is that from what I have read is that the real rebellion against formal training versus what is called "informal training" is the slavish devotion to learning management systems. Make learning accessible.
TONY KARRER [Providers] Brandon Hall Network - Nicely Done?
| WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2006
Maybe I'm in a grumpy mood because Brandon Hall got rid of their Yahoo Discussion Groups to provide this network. I just saw a post by Mark Oehlert - The Brandon Hall Network - nicely done who said: The functionality set looks good. The UI is pretty good - I find the initial color set to be a bit jarring but they do make the CSS available to you which will allow folks to really customize their profile page. So congrats on a nicely designed, functional network! Part of the issue is that there's not much content today so it feels a bit hollow. Maybe I'm grumpy and missing the point?
TONY KARRER [Providers] Blogs, Automated Translations, and a Better Site Feed
| THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2006
This is provided by Yahoo's, AltaVista's, BabelFish - aren't acquisitions fun? I ran into a little utility this morning - Snap - that let's you add previews of any link on your site as a quick little pop-up. It's kinda cool. You'll have to visit my blog to see this in action. While you are there, definitely check out the new translation capability that can be found at the bottom of each post. Since I've found that about 30% of the links to my posts come from blogs in other languages, maybe this will be of value. Of course, this then raised the question - can't I add this to my feeds?
TONY KARRER [Providers] Lower Value of Online Degree Programs?
| WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2006
has provided some interesting results around online programs - and a really interesting question: How do employers view online degree programs? The post: eLearning Technology: Online Programs that Offer Training in eLearning? If you are going to spend the money and time upgrading your skills, you want to make sure the employer will recognize them. I am very curious what other people think about this. personally hire mostly folks with undergraduate degrees and mostly they are technical. That said, I still would value the in-person higher than the online for the same university.
TONY KARRER [Providers] Preparing for ASTD TechKnowledge
| TUESDAY, JANUARY 23, 2007
It is a way to start the event on a virtual basis prior to the start and then continue the conversations afterwards and provide an archive for what happen and what people thought about it. I saw a post by Bill Ives - Conference Blogs on the Rise : Individuals have blogged about conferences for some time. It seems now that more conference events are sponsoring these blogs and trying to aggregate those blogging the conference. It made me think back to an earlier post Be an Insanely Great Professional Conference Attendee. Upcoming presentations TechKnowledge in Las Vegas Pretty small list.
TONY KARRER [Providers] Innovators' Dilemma in Learning/eLearning
| THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2007
If anything, I would expect right now that the biggest shift will be towards more free, open-source solutions that provide roughly the same functionality that are in the commercial tools today. I blogged about this before on LCB - The Innovator's Dilemma of Learning , but the recent discussion in Product Vendor Blogs - Where are They? suggests to me that we still are not getting the fact that we are likely facing exactly the kind of situation that is known as the Innovator's Dilemma - in other words, incremental improvements won't get us to what is needed. leap is needed. disagree?
TONY KARRER [Providers] Action on Informal Learning - Leads to Great Questions
| WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2007
He provides a list of things he can do to help informal learning in his organization. A few that jump out at me: Help employees discover and refine their own personal learning environment Improve content findability. Great post by Ray Sims - What To Do On Behalf of Informal Learning? Obsessive attention to enterprise federated search, cross-linking, social tagging, content reuse strategies, etc. Improve people findability. Both expertise location applications and other means. Make outside connections easy. Considering what a "learning coachâ€ might look like. Fantastic stuff!
TONY KARRER [Providers] The future of learning is DIY
| MONDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2007
These top brands provide the equivalent of the interstate highway system for the creative age. Harold Jarche tells us - The future of learning is DIY (Do It Yourself) and points to: With Google you can find most information that you need. YouTube is a quick and easy way to get "learning objectsâ€ to the world. Apple gives the essential tools for knowlege workers, and in a nice package. Wikipedia has shown that the wisdom of crowds is just as good as the wisdom of elites. Starbucks gives free-agents and road warriors a place to meet and work. Instead, figure out ways that enable DIY.
TONY KARRER [Providers] More Discussion on Personal Work Learning Environments
| SATURDAY, JUNE 9, 2007
then shouldn't you make sure you provide these tools now rather than having tools adopted that are outside the firewall and personally owned where you will lose the content if the employee leaves There's some great discussion happening around the issues of control and resulting ownership of work product as we create personal work learning environments. Enterprises that love PLE's Cross battles Downes: is corporate learning corrupt?
TONY KARRER [Providers] Risk of Identity Theft Due to Social Networking and Blogging
| SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2007
If I look at what I put in my blog and on social networks, I don't believe that this creates real additional risk because of the type of content I provide. First question - Identity theft and electronic stalking are scary issues. The more one you participate in blogs, discussions groups and other social networking tools, the more information there is about you in the world for anyone to access. Does this concern you? If yes, what guidelines do you follow to minimize the risk? If no, why not? I am definitely concerned about identity theft, and less so about electronic stalking.
TONY KARRER [Providers] Blogging as Part of Classroom Experience
| SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2007
Further, they were required to provide feedback via comments or blog posts on each other's work. Note: 9/17/2007 - fixed link to correct instructor's blog. Some good comments coming in. I've received several good questions from Kirsten Morton that I'll be answering over the next few blog posts. She is a graduate student in adult education and learning technologies at the University of Colorado. This semester, one of her courses focuses on trends in eLearning and requires that each student start a blog. Tools Class.
TONY KARRER [Providers] Free Online Conference - Corporate Learning: Trends and Innovations
| SUNDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2007
If you have thoughts or ideas on what would make this a great event, please provide ideas I'm helping George Siemens to organize a free, online conference - Corporate Learning: Trends and Innovations , Nov. 15 - 20, 2007. The conference will be held fully online (with live presentations and asynchronous discussions). There's an exceptional group of speakers/discussion leaders including: David Snowden Jay Cross Rebecca Stromeyer Richard Straub Clark Quinn Donald H. Taylor Janet Clarey David Wilson Bill Bruck George Siemens, and Tony Karrer :) Conference details are still coming together.
SKYPREP [Providers] What are the Benefits of Using eLearning?
| TUESDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2014
Fill out this form to schedule a demo and we will provide you with a complete tour of SkyPrep. You probably already know the benefits of giving your employees the training they need to succeed. But you may not know how to coordinate it all. Or, even where to start. There are several advantages to using e-learning including: Anywhere, Anytime Learning. learning allows you to train and manage your employees simply by uploading training materials to a specified location. This in turn will allow your employees to access materials using the internet at any time and place of their choosing.
SOCIAL LEARNING [Providers] The Freemium Three: Three Free Tools That Will Work Wonders For.
| WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 19, 2011
When this happened to us recently, we turned to Vanilla Forums to provide the answer. Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS The Freemium Three: Three Free Tools That Will Work Wonders For Your Next Training Project. While it’s still a new system and there are some kinks that need addressing (like fixed British spelling and a glitchy pay structure), it proved to be a life-saving last second LMS replacement. What do you do? Blog this! Download the whitepaper » Blog this! Jim: Glad you enjoyed the post, Liam!
VIGNETTES LEARNING [Providers] Knowledge Management Landscape
| FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2007
The map provides an observer a good way of understanding the different tools, practices and thoughts that impact knowledge management. Ray Sims has a very helpful map, Knowledge Management Landscape. In e-Learning, Knowledge Maps are valuable since they help learners instantly grasp the context of the content. Ray Jimenez, PhD www.vignettestraining.com "Helping Learners Learn Their Way" Ray Jimenez, PhD Author "3-Minute e-Learning" www.vignettestraining.com
ELEARNINGMIND [Providers] ELM Expert Series: These 3 Things Are Vital If You Want Your Sales Training To Be Relevant In the Future
| WEDNESDAY, JULY 20, 2016
ID provides clear perspective and context, that without it, learner’s might miss the important pieces of information. It’s the blueprint you need to allow for the most simple and most effective learning experience you can provide your team members. 3. Most sales training is still implemented by sales managers and directors. Businesses take their most successful salespeople and hope they can sprinkle their secrets across the entire sales force. The issue with this way of thinking though, is that most successful salespeople are not necessarily the best teachers. The result?
E-LEARNING UNCOVERED [Providers] How Long Does It Take to Create an E-Learning Course?
| SUNDAY, MAY 1, 2011
We’ve been on many projects where the client or SME has great intentions to provide some information by Thursday or have reviews back by Tuesday. If you have a deadline for everyone to provide feedback by Tuesday via email or ask for an email with the first draft of the course on Tuesday, you may or may not get them. But if the deliverable is provided in a meeting on Tuesday instead of in an email, you are a little more likely to get what you need. Well, I guess it depends upon how you want to answer the question. Amount of work or elapsed time? weeks? Probably not.
ELEARNING CYCLOPS [Providers] eLearning Cyclops: Deconstructing My #DemoFest Course - Part 1
| SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2011
CLARK QUINN [Providers] Giving thanks
| TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2013
You always have several editors: an acquisition editor, then a copy editor, and ultimately a marketing editor. I’m still at the stage where I’m working with my acquisition editor, but he’s provided much guidance and support. He’s also arranged a relationship with a major society for support, and they’ve been very forthcoming with assistance. You also find yourself very grateful for other colleagues who’ve provided guidance in various ways about the book writing process, strategic input, and offers for support upon release. social
CLARK QUINN [Providers] Talking on Games at Learning Technologies UK (26-27 Jan)
| THURSDAY, JANUARY 13, 2011
And I mmodestly think that while there are some really great books out there, none really provides any improvement in what I focused on: why learning can and should be hard fun. In particular, the alignment between what makes engaging experiences and what makes effective education practice is still the best model I’ve found to frame design, and my design process still provides systematic and pragmatic guidance about how to design them. And I’m keen to revisit games. It’s been six years (!) truly believe games are important. Looking forward to it! games
CLARK QUINN [Providers] Augmenting Learning
| TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2010
First, it captures the notion that mLearning is not about providing a full learning experience, it’s about supporting a full learning experience: with additional resources, access to learning resources (calendar, content, etc), and a stretched out learning experience. The book does accomplish the goal of providing pragmatic advice, but in a way commensurate with the goal of providing conceptual clarity, and I can live with that. Unfortunately, the publisher didn’t like it. So, what is the title?
CLARK QUINN [Providers] Convenience vs Context
| SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2009
In performance support, this is a huge opportunity: providing location specific information (about this device, or this client), or event-based support (providing a quick reference sheet for a negotiation, having a reflection session afterward). Similarly, event information could be provided ( for your review meeting, remember to focus on the behavior, not the individual ). What are the real opportunities in mobile learning? So would doing a little quiz while waiting for your flight, or reading a document on that flight.
EASYGENERATOR [Providers] Easygenerator’s new Feature: Content items
| MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2014
This blog series will provide a short introduction of each of the functionalities with a video of the feature. Introduction. Every 8 weeks, easygenerator updates its cloud based authoring tool with new functionality. Content Items. In easygenerator you can add stand-alone content and information, but this should be done with caution. It is important to add only the necessary information to a course. However, in most cases, it’s better to add content directly to a question which ties to learning objectives. Learning e-Learning Software Easygenerator
CLO MAGAZINE [Providers] Harness Personal Connections for Purposeful Development
| FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2012
“Social interactions provide the means by which people connect to share what information they feel has value. If HR doesn’t understand and provide some structure for these interactions, they are missing a real opportunity to add value to organizations in the future,” said Harris of Brandon Hall Group. Promote a higher level of commitment to a community to reap the most benefits from social networks. staggering 1.7 zettabytes — 1.7 billion terabytes — of data were created in 2010. Social networks offer a viable solution.
ASSOCIATION ELEARNING [Providers] Digitec Begins LMS Integration with Personify Association Management System
| TUESDAY, MAY 1, 2012
An off-the-shelf integration with the Personify AMS will provide users of both systems with single sign-on, secure data transfer, eCommerce and enhanced member self-services. Digitec has begun building a bridge to integrate its Knowledge Direct learning management system with TMA Resource’s Personify association management system. Once the integration is complete, users will log in through the Personify AMS and be automatically granted access to the Knowledge Direct LMS. Bio Latest Posts. Amy Bassett Marketing Director at Digitec Interactive. Amy received a B.A. Diet-breaker: Cake!
ASSOCIATION ELEARNING [Providers] Digitec Blog Post Named to Association Universe’s Daily Best
| FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2013
The model also provides the association with ongoing member value and opportunities for non-dues revenue generation. As a guest author on the yourmembership.com blog, Jack McGrath, President and Creative Director at. Digitec, reported on the skills gap problem facing industries and what associations can do to help solve the problem. The post spread like wildfire and was shared dozens of times across social media platforms. “Can Associations Bridge the Skills-gap for Their Members” even made it on Association Universe’s Daily Best list. Bio Latest Posts. Tweet This!
- [Providers] Training, Collaborating, and Note-taking Step into the Future with Computer Station's Cutting-edge Digital Interactive Technology by News Editor
Computer Station, an exhibitor at Learning Solutions 2015, provides training and collaboration solutions for educators and. businesses to engage, collaborate, share, and save. As a reseller and certified trainer for several lines, Computer Station. works with their clients to help create presentations and learning environments where attendees are engaged. Getting Started Learning Media Management Training Strategies
YOUR TRAINING EDGE [Providers] Blockchain & Ownership of Intellectual Property
| MONDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2016
The online service “Proof of Existence” is one of the examples of how the capabilities of this novel technology can go beyond the world of banking and finance  , in this case, providing a glimpse of how bitcoin can have a great impacts in the sectors of law and intellectual property one day. CapitalWave provides online courses about Blockchain. The bitcoin block chain is well recognized for its use as a ledger for the digital currency transactions, however it also possesses potential for others, more radical uses also; uses that are just now starting to be explored.
TAKE AN E-LEARNING BREAK [Providers] What's your RQ?
| WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 19, 2009
It also provides you with the simple steps to take to improve your score and increase your preparedness. RQ stands for Readiness Quotient.and was developed by a broad coalition of experts. Through rigorous testing and validation, experts agree these ten simple questions are actually the most predictive of an individual’s preparedness. The RQ Test scores you on what you know and have already done to get prepared. Check it out: [link
- [Providers] Lectora eLearning Software Sponsors mLearnCon by News Editor
Lectora will bring its mobile learning expertise and experience to provide attendees the best eLearning tools for their mobile learning needs. Lectora® eLearning software will sponsor mLearnCon Mobile Learning Conference & Expo June 19 – 21 in San Jose, CA. This premier event focuses on mLearning management strategy, technology alternatives, and design and development options. Instructional Design Learning Systems (LMS/LCMS) Mobile Learning
ELEARNING WEEKLY [Providers] From the Vendor’s Perspective
| SATURDAY, MAY 31, 2008
LMS providers, service providers, etc.), I often find myself thinking, "Our organization is unique, and we need things implemented our way." I tend to forget that vendors usually work with many, many organizations and they probably have a better idea of how to run the implementation than I do. I ran across a great post over on the Learning Reflections blog this week that presents several tips for ensuring good working relationships with vendors. The post is The 7 Top Tips for Implementing Learning Technology. The Vendors View! Be sure to check out the post.
LEARNNOVATORS [Providers] Clive Shepherd – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators
| FRIDAY, JUNE 27, 2014
Clive is a Director of Onlignment Ltd, which provides expertise in all aspects of online communication. Great blends are ‘end to end’ – they prepare the learner, they provide opportunities for application, and they follow-up with resources. ABOUT CLIVE SHEPHERD (Learning Technologist, Director – Onlignment Ltd. & Fastrak Consulting Ltd.): Clive is a consultant learning technologist. He established his interest in interactive media as Director, Training and Creative Services for American Express in EMEA. THE INTERVIEW: 1. How exciting is the scenario? Mobile is a given.
EXPERIENCING ELEARNING [Providers] TCC08: Making Distance Learning Courses Accessible
| THURSDAY, APRIL 17, 2008
Issue isn’t just whether students have access, but whether the communication is actually as effective as that provided to others. Provide the script for narrated presentations & podcasts. Making Distance Learning Courses Accessible to Students with Disabilities. Presenters: Adam Tanners, Doctoral Student in Exceptionalities, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI. Kavita Rao, Educational Technology Specialist, Pacific Resources for Education and Learning, Honolulu HI. Overview. Background. Legal Mandates. Four Scenarios. Conclusion. Four student profiles. Scenario.
SPICY LEARNING [Providers] A Mixed Bag
| FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2011
The part of us that wilted as we realised that the childish fun flipchart doodles provided was no more? Some say you’ve got to take the good with the bad, and I guess that’s the theme of today’s blog. I’ve recently been working on a couple of courses in Articulate, a rapid authoring tool in which you can build professional online instruction and interactions such as multi-response, in Engage, Presenter and Quizmaker. But every fairytale has its trials, and with its hidden file settings and disobedient applications, Articulate is no exception. Why we should treasure it: It’s fast.
- [Providers] Secondlife session Learning2006
David Anderson from Countrywiide provided a great introduction to the attendees at Learning2006. Secondlife session Learning2006 Originally uploaded by Brent Schlenker. What many people don't know is that both he AND his wife are awesome content creators within Secondlife. The amazing piece in the picture was created, and recreated only in a couple weeks. AWESOME! Much of what he created didn't get into the 1hour session. So I would encourage you to get into LearnLand and check it out
TONY KARRER [Providers] PLE - PWLE Discussion Contiunes - Corporate vs Personal and IP Rights
| SUNDAY, JUNE 10, 2007
Tools provide by the enterprise that will sometimes reach outside the enterprise to give public visibility. The enterprise provides tools to employees that they can use as part of the PWLE. Second - while I would expect Stephen to argue about the issue of control (see below for why corporations likely will want access, ownership, control), I'm surprised to see him argue that the same tools provide by the corporation or access completely independent of the corporation changes it from a PLE to not being a PLE. Yes this does provide some formality to it. Just do it.
ELEARNING CYCLOPS [Providers] Simulations - Considerations
| THURSDAY, JULY 16, 2009
Provide job aids. If Currently, I am involved in creating simulations for a new system application. This is something I have done a lot of over the years. And I have learned quite a bit, but the hard way. To avoid the problems I encountered in the past, I strongly suggest making the following considerations prior to developing software or system application simulations. Have access to a “test” system to capture the sim's screens. If Is there sensitive data or information on the system (test or live) that should not be displayed on the simulation? Timing of the course launch.
ELEARNING CYCLOPS [Providers] Reflecting on 2009's Posts - Big Question
| WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2009
cannot speak about what I learned without mentioning that in 2009 my employer (Provident Bank) was acquired another bank. December's Big Question at the Learning Circuits blog is "What did you learn about learning in 2009," but they also suggest looking at your top 2009 posts for "aha moments." So, here are my top ten 2009 posts according my blog's best of list found through eLearningLearning. have simply added my thoughts next to each. Flash Accessibility (508 Compliance) I was surprised to see 508 Compliance top the list. And there is no end to that learning curve. Blogging ISD
ELEARNING CYCLOPS [Providers] Development Tools - Should I Cut Out the Middle Guy?
| SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2010
Granted, many authoring tools provide a great deal of ease when adding content, navigation and quizzes, but the interactions they include within these tools are limited. Back when I first started developing e-learning courses, I used Macromedia's Authorware. For more interactive elements, I used Flash and imported the SWFs into Authorware. Over the years, I have used ToolBook, Trainersoft, and even Dreamweaver with Coursebuilder. Almost every course involved using Flash for interactive elements (animations, games, quizzes, simulations, video, etc.). Tools flash e-Learning
ELEARNING CYCLOPS [Providers] May's Big Question
| WEDNESDAY, MAY 5, 2010
HTML5 development tools will not provide the ease of creating rich Internet applications. Learning Circuits' Big Question for May is "So what can, should, or will, we offer the digital generation by 2015?" Five years is not very far into future, but in terms of technology things can change immensely in that amount of time. Just think of how learning technology has changed in the past five years. Off the top of my head here are a few things I think we will be offering in 2015. The cloud has also grown, but I see in five years much more robust development tools on the cloud. on the cloud.
ELEARNING CYCLOPS [Providers] My e-Learning Don'ts
| SUNDAY, AUGUST 8, 2010
Providing feedback is a chance to correct misconceptions, reinforce learning, etc. Here is a list I compiled of things I think should NOT be done when designing e-learning courses. believe the following are counter to adult learning theory, sound e-learning design and they just down-right irk me. They are not in any particular order. Don't: Turn off navigation until a screen's audio is done. Not only do most people read quicker than narration and may choose to move on, it is just plain wrong to deny learners user control. Force navigation. Didn't I mention user control earlier?
ELEARNING BLENDER [Providers] A Corporate Example of Project Based Learning
| MONDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2009
The email sent to participants at the beginning of the project will outline the guidelines of the project and provide access to the project web site which serves as a resource to participants throughout the project. This step of the process is initiated through an email from the facilitator describing the guidelines of the project and providing access to the project web site. This allows the facilitator to provide formative feedback to the group before they potentially go too far down the wrong path. The details of each step of the process are described in the table below.
E-LEARNING UNCOVERED [Providers] Tips for Browser Testing Your E-Learning Courses
| WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2013
Provide training. Although we could have provided a “live” training session via a tool like Adobe Connect, the movie worked out even better. Not only did we not have to worry about coordinating everyone’s schedules, but we also provided our testers with a resource they could refer to over and over again. In addition to providing our testers with a movie, we also provided them with an Excel spreadsheet that served as a “browser testing plan.” We recently undertook a rather large browser testing project. It involved testing 16 courses on a total of 9 browsers.
CLO MAGAZINE [Providers] Survey: Retirement Outlook Improving
| FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2014
The following are the top reasons workers delay retirement: • I can''t afford to retire financially: 79 percent • I need the health insurance/benefits: 61 percent • I enjoy my job: 49 percent • I enjoy where I work: 46 percent • I fear retirement may be boring: 27 percent The survey provided good news for workers looking for a new job at the end of their career. About 58 percent of workers age 60 or older say they are currently putting off retirement, according to a new survey, down from 61 percent in 2013 and a peak of 66 percent in 2010. Chicago — Feb.
CLO MAGAZINE [Providers] Working Out the Kinks: Companies Experiment With Mobile
| TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2014
This is especially true if content is provided via mobile apps, said Robert Gadd, co-founder and president of OnPoint Digital Inc., an e-learning and m-learning platform company in Savannah, Ga. Most clients of Skillsoft Corp., a Nashua, N.H., e-learning company, are still experimenting with mobile learning, according to Tim Hildreth, the firm’s vice president of product management. But as demand increases, Skillsoft will either release mobile-friendly content or retrofit existing products that make sense on mobile. Kevin Cavanaugh, vice president of IBM Corp.’s
CLO MAGAZINE [Providers] What’s Ahead: Can Measurement Be Standardized?
| SATURDAY, AUGUST 24, 2013
Vance said the goal for all statements is to provide learning executives with more guidance on metrics reporting. Still, questions remain on how a learning leader should report evaluation metrics to senior leaders. The first takeaway, according to Laurie Bassi, CEO of HR analytics firm McBassi & Co., starts with the mindset: Don’t approach reporting to prove the function’s worth. This is why so many ROI studies are not taken seriously — their motivation is wrong. Instead, focus on business outcomes and outline how learning has aligned to improve them, Bassi said.
CLO MAGAZINE [Providers] IBM Launches New Skills Programs
| THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2012
In addition to cyber security, IBM now provides software licenses and how-to training materials in three new areas: Big data and analytics : Now professors can bring big data software directly into the classroom with access to a variety of IBM big data offerings. The new resources will aim to help reduce a critical technology skills gap outlined in IBM's 2012 Tech Trends Report released Wednesday. Armonk, N.Y. — Dec. 5 IBM has announced an array of programs and resources to help students and IT professionals develop new technology skills and prepare for jobs of the future.
CLO MAGAZINE [Providers] Social Learning: Top Down Versus Bottom Up
| SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2012
— to provide commentary in the form of insights, pose questions, link to comments and share them with others in the organization,” Ambrose said. Companies look at pricing, product features and ease of use when determining the L&D technology that is right for them. There are two broad categories of learning technologies emerging: top down and bottom up, according to John Ambrose, senior vice president of strategy, corporate development and emerging business at Skillsoft, an e-learning and performance support company. Skillsoft went this route with its inGenius social product.
KNOWLEDGE GURU [Providers] August Learning Game Design Workshop Recap
| SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2013
They have a great office space, and even provided participants with a midday ice cream break! Another successful Learning Game Design workshop is in the books. Sharon Boller and Karl Kapp gave their first joint session in May of 2013 at ASTD International in Dallas… and the gaming goodness continued in Indianapolis on August 28th. We had a full room, with many participants coming from the Indianapolis area. Some out-of-town guests joined the party as well. ExactTarget was our gracious host for the workshop. Flow of the day. Post-Workshop Resources. Games to Play and Evaluate.
EXPERIENCING ELEARNING [Providers] No Lecture Webinars
| WEDNESDAY, MAY 12, 2010
They provide context, help relate it, get emotional involvement–but I’m not sure every story is a question on its own. If we don’t have good questions, the tools won’t provide context. These are my live blogged notes from the webinar How to Create No Lecture Webinars by Ray Jimenez , presented through Training Magazine Network. Awkward phrasing, grammar errors, and typos are mine errors, not Ray’s. My side comments in italics. Key Idea. 350 participants right now–a big group for an interactive webinar. This reduces the size of the slides. Apply.
EXPERIENCING ELEARNING [Providers] 2009 Review
| THURSDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2009
If I was looking for evidence that live blogging during conferences and webinars provides value, I think this sums it up quite nicely. Subscribers are people who have decided my blog provides (at least some) long-term value to them. I don’t know what the new year will bring, but I’m looking forward to the challenges of 2010. It’s time for that annual ritual of looking back at the year. Unlike last year , this year I’m actually reviewing before the new year starts. What did I do this year? A few things come to mind. No more renting! Why a Wiki? World. 2,148.
EXPERIENCING ELEARNING [Providers] TCC09: Podcasting with Section 508
| THURSDAY, APRIL 16, 2009
This workshop will provide participants with new concepts and augment their skills to current guidelines on the accessibility of emerging technologies. Or just use something that provides it automatically–I wouldn’t want to mess with this regularly. Podcast logo. Liveblogged notes from the TCC online conference. My comments in italics. Presenters: Dr. John R. Kallis, California University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Chris Patti, California University of Pennsylvania. Method of delivery will be a hybrid podcast via the web with interaction either via email or a forum. Produce.
EXPERIENCING ELEARNING [Providers] TCC09 Keynote: Global Collaboration in the Web 2.0 World
| TUESDAY, APRIL 14, 2009
technologies now provide extraordinary opportunities for enhancing student learning. It will provide you with greater understanding of why educators are engaging in the projects while increasing your skills for empowering your students’ learning. Atlas, it's time for your bath. Liveblogged notes from the TCC online conference. My notes in italics. Presenter: Sue Waters. Summary: Web 2.0 What was face-to-face, formal with limited interaction - Social networking has made instant, on-demand, informal, global and constant. With Web 2.0 Common Misconceptions. Communicate = Ning.
VIGNETTES LEARNING [Providers] Isolating Performance Content with "Application Points"
| FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2007
Application Points" are those ideas that provide learners instant knowledge to meet working proficiency (not full proficiency) to help them do a task now, today. By focusing on "Application Points," we focus on instant learning and cut the unnecessary content (or provide them as secondary links). To add to Clive Shepherd's 30-Minute Masters (Clive, Your Wiki is a great practice of user content sharing), there is a need to help trainers, SMEs , leaders, and speakers to isolate "Application Points" from a huge body of content. Importantly, learners learn what is immediately useful.
VIGNETTES LEARNING [Providers] e-Learning 2.0 Driven by Web 2.0 "SLATES"
| FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2007
Dion Hinchcliffe made a good summary of where Web 2.0 is impacting Enterprise 2.0. In his article he summarizes the new reports from Forrester, CIO Insight and McKinsey that suggests the faster adoption of Web 2.0 in enterprises. What is most interesting is his reference to Andrew McAfee's thinking on SLATES: Search, Links, Authoring, Tags, Extensions, Signals. SLATE is a prescription on how people will learn and do their work. In SLATE we see learning behaviors. 2.
EXPERIENCING ELEARNING [Providers] Daily Bookmarks 07/19/2008
| SATURDAY, JULY 19, 2008
For neuroscience to mean something to teachers, it must provide information beyond what is available without neuroscientific methods. Do Visual, Auditory, and Kinesthetic Learners Need Visual, Auditory, and Kinesthetic Instruction? Examines what cognitive science actually tells us about different learning styles and argues that the best answer is to choose the modality that best suits the content rather than adapting to the student. tags: learning , cognition , learningstyles , research , education. Ask the Cognitive Scientist: "Brain-Based" Learning: More Fiction than Fact.
EXPERIENCING ELEARNING [Providers] Daily Bookmarks 04/22/2008
| TUESDAY, APRIL 22, 2008
Case studies from several school districts provided. Making the Case for Quality. Resources and tools supporting continuous improvement techniques in K-16 education. tags: quality , continuousimprovement , education. Create Custom Characters for Your E-Learning Scenarios - The Rapid eLearning Blog. Tips on breaking apart and combining parts of clip art to create appropriate characters for e-learning, even if you aren’t artistic enough to draw them yourself. tags: e-learning , graphics. What You Really Need To Learn Ã‚Â» SlideShare. Building a collaborative workplace.
KAPP NOTES [Providers] Aligning Training Efforts with Strategic Organizational Goals
| THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2010
If done properly, audit and recommendation process provides a methodology for moving from“learning as an event focus” to a “learning as a process” focus which will increase employee learning and retention. Step Four: Recommendations and Strategy Development This step involves a written document describing recommended steps and providing input on the steps that need to be taken to proper align curriculum. __ Catalog of Recommended Books, Games and Gadgets Recommended Games and Gadgets Recommended Books Content Guide. Step One: Define Strategic Knowledge Objectives.
KAPP NOTES [Providers] Want to Write an Electronic Book? Check Out Sony
| TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2009
As the article states: To Sony, the reason for the deal is obvious — since digital shelf space is infinite, for practical purposes, there simply isn’t much of a downside. “We’re committed to providing our customers access to the broadest range of eBook content available and believe these collaborations will allow us to expand the store selection with a host of compelling works from independent sources,” said Sony eBook Store director Chris Smythe. Over at Wired I found a great article on the ability of authors to self-publish their own books directly to the Sony eReader.
KAPP NOTES [Providers] Tips for Teaching Problem Solving Skills
| MONDAY, JUNE 8, 2009
Provide practice ? Solving problems in a safe environment provides the learner with a high level of comfort when he or she actually encounters a similar situation on the job. One of the best methods of teaching learners how to solve a problem is through the use of case studies and branching stories. goal of a problem solving e-learning module is to present a problem to the learner that closely approximates an actual situation the learner will encounter on the job. Include the following in your case study to teach problem solving: ? Needs to be realistic ? Job related ?
KAPP NOTES [Providers] The 2008 Top 3 Semi-Learning Related Books
| THURSDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2008
It doesn't approach the topic from a learning perspective, instead it provides a much broader view and does a good job of explaining the impact these technologies are already having on organizations. My entry Pedia Palooza hits on some of the same issues by providing links to all types of social media articles. Here are some great reads to take you into 2009 and to get you to think about technology, learning and games from a new perspective. They'd make great stocking stuffers for the geeky person on your Christmas list as well. Applicable for any brainstorming operation.
KAPP NOTES [Providers] Games and Learner Assessment
| FRIDAY, MAY 30, 2008
Multiple choice math tests can only provide a list of possible answers and have no easy mechanism for determining whether the student figured the answer out properly or merely guessed well. These suggestions also provide a way of creating authentic assessments in the context of educational games. __ Catalog of Recommended Books, Games and Gadgets Recommended Games and Gadgets Recommended Books Content GuideHere is an interesting article titled Proof of Learning: Assessment in Serious Games. MCQs are not always the best choice, though. How long did it take? How many attempts?
MARK OEHLERT [Providers] Shootorials: Kongregate Teaches You How To Make Your Own Games
| WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2008
They provide a side-scrolling game called "Shoot!".so Kongregate , my favorite place for demonstrating the endless variety of Flash-based game potential (currently 8,334 free games), is now hosting a tutorial section designed to teach you how to build Flash-based games. so you play the game, then you download the source code , and off you go. Currently they have three tutorials up with 6 more in the pipe. love this - how smart is Kongregate being
YOUR TRAINING EDGE [Providers] MOOCs in the corporate world
| WEDNESDAY, MAY 1, 2013
Most MOOCs provide completion certificates to those who pass all tests and quizzes. Companies may not want to host a training that is available to a massive group on people, but instead may only want to provide training to employees or a certain section of employees based on their role. Companies can use MOOCs to provide various non-mandatory or soft skill trainings that users can choose to take. The academic world is abuzz with the newest form of learning for students – the Massive Open Online Course or MOOC. Open: MOOCs were originally designed to be free for all.
YOUR TRAINING EDGE [Providers] How to MOOC: Technology-Enabled Learning Tools, Part 2
| MONDAY, JUNE 10, 2013
According to a 2011 ASTD report , social media enables learning by providing platforms for people to exchange information, facilitating communication, personalizing the learning experience, and supporting informal learning. Discussion boards provide spaces for learners to ask and answer questions and hold conversations about the course content. Blogs provide opportunities for people to express their own ideas and comment on the ideas of others. Web 2.0 And researchers, educators, and trainers have begun to realize that learning is no exception. Blogs and microblogs.
YOUR TRAINING EDGE [Providers] Measuring the Effectiveness of Gamification
| THURSDAY, JUNE 13, 2013
By leveraging unique elements of the game to encompass a sense of accomplishment by the user and to provide an outcome of feeling like he/she has mastered a topic. All told, gamification can provide your organization with invaluable results. How can we measure it with regards to the platform that gamification provides? Have you ever been gamified? My guess is that it’s happened on many occasions without you ever even knowing it. Allow me prove my point. If you are a member of a Frequent Flyer Program (FFP)… you have been gamified! What a great concept…thinking in outcomes!
YOUR TRAINING EDGE [Providers] How to MOOC: Social Media in the Corporate Classroom, Part 2
| MONDAY, AUGUST 19, 2013
The main difference between blogging and discussion forums is that discussion forums are less structured, while blogs provide a more formal way for learners to articulate their ideas and receive feedback from others. The main purpose of microblogging in MOOCs is to provide opportunities for synchronous interaction, such as a once-a-week live conversation. Microblogging and live webinars provide great ways for learners to converse with subject matter experts. So you are ready to design your own massive open online course (MOOC) and you want to incorporate social media.
HAPYAK [Providers] Easy Branding for Videos using HapYak
| MONDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2015
Chapters, Branching, Quizzes, Polls, Surveys, Text, Links, Images, even custom iframes provide a fresh new toolset when creating a video strategy for the new age of the web. A picture is worth a thousand words. In that case, videos are made up of frames of hundreds to thousands of pictures, thus exponentially increasing their worth. Such an effective method of communication is an incredibly important asset in almost every industry. From marketing, to ecommerce, to education and corporate training, video gives you a unique medium to get your message out to the world. Welcome back!
KNOWLEDGE GURU [Providers] Knowledge Guru Adds 2 New Question Types to Quest App
| MONDAY, AUGUST 29, 2016
These two question types enable you to provide learners with variety and increase the learning power of a Quest game. The kinds of questions you can create in Knowledge Guru’s Quest app now include “Select all that apply,” and “Answer in Order” questions (aka “Ranking questions). These We have created a short game called QType Guru that contains questions about Bloom’s Taxonomy of Learning. Play it here! The game shows you good examples of all three question types available for Quest games. Learners click in the circle to select an item.
SUDDEN INSIGHT [Providers] My Top 3 Free Stock Art Sites for e-Learning
| MONDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2011
Of the choices provided for images, Flickr and Google Images will be the most helpful. Note that Creative Commons isn’t really a search engine – it’s just a portal that offers convenient access to search services provided by other independent organizations. Wherever you get your “free” stock art, you should always verify that the work is actually provided under an unrestricted license. Summary: My top 3 free stock art sites are Every Stock Photo, Creative Commons and Dreamstime. That said, who doesn’t like free? Every Stock Photo.
MARK OEHLERT [Providers] Kudos to Brent Schlenker for Annual Gathering Coverage
| MONDAY, APRIL 21, 2008
I have to say to all you wannabes trying to really cover a conference or provide ways for attendees to follow what's going on, Brent Schlenker has really raised the bar. Check out the Pageflakes page below: Brent used Pageflakes to aggregate Twitters, Flickr tags, blog posts, del.icio.us tags and more on one page. This kind of thing should become standard procedure for conferences: 1. Order catering 2. Set up Social networking solutions
LEARNING REBELS [Providers] 30 Day Brainstorm Challenge – Day 28: Just Do It!
| WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 10, 2016
Click on the gloves to learn more about how Learning Rebels can provide learning solutions to help you achieve your business goals. It’s Day 28 of our 30 Day Brainstorm Challenge – Just do it! There are only a couple of days left in the 30 Day challenge for me. I’m sure I’ll be reflecting on what I learned and the goals that I set personally. Giving myself more than a few moments of reflection. There have been a few people who have stuck with it, and I’ll talk about those brave souls on day 30. Maybe you saw it, if not – here it is. Just Do It!
LEARNING REBELS [Providers] 30 Day Brainstorm Challenge – Day 27: Dust Bunnies
| TUESDAY, AUGUST 9, 2016
Click on the gloves to learn more about how Learning Rebels can provide learning solutions to help you achieve your business goals. It’s Day 27 of our 30 Day Brainstorm Challenge – Dust Bunnies! My office is driving me crazy. I’m not the most organized person, but now it’s straining even my easy-going nature. suppose this is good news, I have a variety of projects and proposals that need attention. Therefore, my desk is scattered with notes, sticky notes, and other assorted pieces of paper. Crazy right? All from a person who is having an open affair with Evernote.
LEARNING REBELS [Providers] 30 Day Brainstorm Challenge – Day 21: Is it me?
| WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 3, 2016
Click on the gloves to learn more about how Learning Rebels can provide learning solutions to help you achieve your business goals. It’s day 21 of our 30 Day Brainstorm Challenge – Is It Me? Today was the last day of the Designing Learning Certification. My aha moment today came from one of the participants. I’ve written about this before , about how sometimes L&D people have a tendency to blame the student when courses go into left field. They blame the student when additional help is needed. Why am I getting calls?” She had always blamed it on herself.
LEARNING REBELS [Providers] 30 Day Brainstorm Challenge – Day 20: Plan B
| MONDAY, AUGUST 1, 2016
Click on the gloves to learn more about how Learning Rebels can provide learning solutions to help you achieve your business goals. It’s day 20 of our 30 Day Brainstorm Challenge – Plan B. Ever have one of those days? Murphy’s Law kinda day? Time for Plan B. My plan for the day was to facilitate my instructional design workshop, get some dinner, do some work and post for the challenge. Well, not so much – there were twists in the road. The certification program went off without a hitch. Great people, lots of different backgrounds. Time for Plan B. More Plan B.
LEARNING REBELS [Providers] 30 Day Brainstorm Challenge Day 18: Common Sense Ain’t Common
| SATURDAY, JULY 30, 2016
Click on the gloves to learn more about how Learning Rebels can provide learning solutions to help you achieve your business goals. It’s day 18 of our 30 Day Brainstorm Challenge – Common Sense Ain’t Common. Today I flew home, and once again had the opportunity to sit and observe mankind try to navigate the world of travel. Recently, I started a hashtag #AirportCommandments – this is where I am making note of the crazy, silly, and downright odd behaviors of people traveling. mentioned this before, in this challenge post about eliminating the weight. LETSDOTHIS .
LEARNING REBELS [Providers] 30 Day Brainstorm Challenge Day 12: World Brain Day
| FRIDAY, JULY 22, 2016
Click on the gloves to learn more about how Learning Rebels can provide learning solutions to help you achieve your business goals. . It’s day 12 of our 30 Day Brainstorm Challenge – World Brain day. There seems to be a day for everything. National Hot Dog Day , Donut Day , and Dog Day – well, today is World Brain Day. I got this great email from Hermann International and it really made me think. So much so, I had to jump here and write this post! See, I’m a forgetful kinda gal. Thank you world! Take a shower. Feed your Brain. There is something to this.
LEARNING REBELS [Providers] 30 Day Brainstorm Challenge Day 10 & 11: Building Excitement
| THURSDAY, JULY 21, 2016
Click on the gloves to learn more about how Learning Rebels can provide learning solutions to help you achieve your business goals. . It’s day 10 & 11 of our 30 Day Brainstorm Challenge – Building Excitement. It would seem like I have broken a rule. Two posts, one day. Well, that’s what a Learning Rebel does…adjusts the rules for a positive outcome! Positive Deviance! found myself one day behind in the challenge. It’s my challenge and I’m one day behind??? But then Kate Pinner inspired me with her post. Rules? There ain’t no rules!
LEARNING REBELS [Providers] 30 Day Brainstorm Challenge: Day 8 – Travel Day
| TUESDAY, JULY 19, 2016
Click on the gloves to learn more about how Learning Rebels can provide learning solutions to help you achieve your business goals. . It’s day 8 of our 30 Day Brainstorm Challenge – Travel Day. Today was travel day. four hour flight from California back home to Illinois. Whenever there is a travel day, there are a lot of moments that make me shake my head. Questions that fill my brain… Why do people just stop in the middle of the concourse to check their phones or try to read signs? Why do people lose all sense of graciousness when retrieving their luggage? Seriously.
LEARNING REBELS [Providers] 30 Day Brainstorm Challenge: Day 7 – Recharge the Battery
| MONDAY, JULY 18, 2016
Click on the gloves to learn more about how Learning Rebels can provide learning solutions to help you achieve your business goals. . It’s day 7 of our 30 Day Brainstorm Challenge – Recharge the Battery. Today was a day for friendship. This is the last day of my time in California to visit “The Daughter” She and I had brunch with some friends today. Great friends whom I have known for awhile and are an important part of my L&D network. They are fun, witty and we are close enough to be able to keep each other honest when we go off the rails. Choose you!
LEARNING REBELS [Providers] 30 Day Brainstorm Challenge Day 2: I’m Ready to Rumble
| TUESDAY, JULY 12, 2016
Click on the gloves to learn more about how Learning Rebels can provide learning solutions to help you achieve your business goals. 30 Day Brainstorm Challenge Day 2 and I’m ready to rumble, with myself. Beginning this challenge has lead me to realize what a poor job I do to properly gather my thoughts and ideas. have to admit, I had come upon this realization for awhile now, but the message was further driven home by a comment Bruno Winck made on my original 30 Day Challenge post , and then Michelle Ockers vlog on Project Management this morning. Notes EVERYWHERE! Of course!
LEARNING REBELS [Providers] 30 Day Brainstorm Challenge: In Sickness and in Health!
| MONDAY, JULY 11, 2016
Click on the gloves to learn more about how Learning Rebels can provide learning solutions to help you achieve your business goals. Here we are. Day 1 of the 30 Day Brainstorm Challenge. . And, I’m sick. Can you believe it? Part of my brain said, can we start this challenge tomorrow? You know, when water isn’t a scary thought? Well, you can see which side of my brain won the battle today. But there is a lesson to be learned here. It’s funny how we find the time and energy to do the things we feel are important or that we consider fun, therefore here I am. Downer, right?)
LEARNING CAFE [Providers] Linking with Performance & Learning
| TUESDAY, JANUARY 3, 2012
The problem seems to lie with our current definition of learning – the solutions provided today cater to the 20% of learning that occurs formally – in classrooms and workshops and elearning. Peter’s passion is in enabling people to be highly engaged and productive in their work by providing learning and support at the moment of need. Session Overview. When business managers want improved business outcomes, do they reach for the phone and call the Learning Department first? Session Lead. Peter Davis the Senior Knowledge Manager for Westpac’s Retail Banking Business.
KAPP NOTES [Providers] 3D Virtual Scavenger Hunts
| TUESDAY, APRIL 6, 2010
You can conduct virtual scavenger hunts with new employees from all over the world providing an engaging mechanism to learn facts and information about the company while simultaneously encouraging them to learn more about their fellow employees. Establish a scavenger hunt in a virtual factory to provide the learners with an opportunity to learn the location of certain machines or safety stations. Creating a 3D virtual scavenger hunt helps students better learn to navigate through a virtual world. This is a good activity for when the learners are a little unsure of navigation.
KAPP NOTES [Providers] Random Web 2.0 Statistics
| MONDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2009
Top US Search Providers October 2009 ) There are more than 85,000 active contributors working on more than 14,000,000 articles in more than 260 languages at Wikipedia. Facebook Statistics ) On Facebook, the average user has 130 friends on the site with more than 8 billion minutes spent on Facebook each day (worldwide) providing approximately 45 million status updates each day. Here are some interesting Web 2.0 Statistics gathered from a number of different sources. Web 2.0 same source as above) Web 2.0 billion search queries were conducted at Google Search, representing 66.1
KAPP NOTES [Providers] Save Yourself Time and Money--Before Implementing a Virtual World, Do an Analysis
| THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2009
Jumping into a virtual world can provide a competitive advantage, facilitate collaboration and provide virtual role-plays across the enterprise but, if a careful analysis is not done before taking the leap into virtual worlds, disaster could loom. Conducting a virtual brainstorming session. Here is some advice (and a sneak peak at content from Learning in 3D ) that you should follow in terms of analysis. Problems can even occur where the virtual world doesn’t run on the current network. None of these situations is favorable. Task, Concept or Skill. Learner Environment/Experience.
KAPP NOTES [Providers] ASTD's Big Question for December: New Learning
| THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2007
still get emails about the piece and when we switched servers, got a lot of emails asking me to re-instate the link or provide a new one. tools provides learners an opportunity to learn from each other and learn from the larger professional community. The ASTD Big question this month is What did you learn about learning in 2007? learn so much all the time from students, clients and colleagues, it is hard to narrow it down to just one or two things, but I'll try. Here are a few of the lessons I have learned. Mostly about the power of the network and Web 2.0 tools. Lessons Learned.
KAPP NOTES [Providers] The High Art of Reusability
| TUESDAY, JANUARY 29, 2008
The image shows that Disneyland provides article material for Walt Disney Magazine which, in turn, feeds Publications (Books and Comic Books) which plugs films which feed into the Creative Talent of Studio Theatrical Films which feed 16 mm films which then feeds Television which uses TV revenue to pay off the costs of creating their own films while plugging merchandise and creating licencing revenues which, in turn, promote Disneyland. We often talk about reusing "knowledge objects" for elearning but seldom do organizations really take it to heart. What a great concept!
RAPTIVITY [Providers] A Wrapper for Raptivity Interactions
| THURSDAY, MARCH 6, 2014
Raptivity for many years has done a fantastic job of providing a means of creating interesting, fun and educational interactions that anyone can create. Your base tool handles the course navigation, the introductory and conclusion text for the course, each objective and scenario while the various Raptivity Linker “short courses” provide the interactions for the rest. Let Lectora provide the navigation only to the launching point of the scenario. This is really a different “modus operandi” than many vendors in the online learning industry. But you know – it works. Simple.
WEB COURSEWORKS [Providers] Getting the SME to Share Expertise for eLearning: Understanding “Type”
| TUESDAY, MAY 26, 2009
Sternberg outlines what constitutes an expert and provides nine views of an expert: General Process: experts who solve problems using different processes than non-experts. I noticed Jane Bozarth's blog posting concerning a lively discussion on "Tips for Working with SMEs?" " My blog post on handling subject matter experts back in January also seemed to stimulate discussion. I am currently working on my PhD. dissertation proposal on contributing factors to expertise-sharing between the SME and the design team. This goal is best attained through mutual understanding.
ELEARNING BLENDER [Providers] Software Implementation Training Plan
| TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2009
The eLearning tutorials developed in Adobe Captivate and delivered through Moodle provide the learner with the skills required to complete common everyday tasks. The ILT classes pick up from where the eLearning courses left off by covering more advanced topics and providing the opportunity to discuss unique situations. major benefit of the ILT class is that it will provide what the eLearning was missing by covering the "what if" situations. I've been working on what I consider a large project and I am hoping to use this post as a sounding board for my plan.
UPSIDE LEARNING [Providers] IDC India – Games Vs Simulations
| MONDAY, APRIL 19, 2010
The presentation is meant for beginners, and will help them draw lines between simulations and games from a learning and learner experience perspective. I’ll also attempt to provide some guidance on which performance-content context (a’la Merrill) would work well for games and simulations. I’ll be making an online presentation about the fundamental differences between games and simulation at 11:00 AM IST on 24th April, 2010. The event is being hosted by IDC India which is a community of practice for instructional design professionals in India. See you on Saturday.