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TONY KARRER [Providers] Rapid eLearning Tools
| TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2006
We've used several different eLearning tools and so I'm hesitant to say which is best, but thought it would be worth providing a list of eLearning tools. Rapid eLearning Tools Satisfaction from the eLearningGuild Research reported Feb 2007 - Course Authoring and Rapid eLearning Tool Satisfaction See also Software Simulation Tools. Page update Mar 2008. When the above graphic was taken, it shows the overall satisfaction reported by eLearningGuild members about various tools. was reminded of the various Brandon Hall shoot-outs. Of course, they were more looking at PPT conversion tools.
TONY KARRER [Providers] Personal and Group Learning Using Web 2.0 Tools
| THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2006
It will also be used to help communicate with internal clients about the services they provide and how they can work with these clients. For this scenario, I've chosen tools that (a) I'm most familiar with, (b) are provide as Software Services, (c) are free - a big part of the reason I'm familiar with them. :) The tools are: PBwiki - www.pbwiki.com See also - Comparison of Wiki Software Yahoo My Web - myweb.yahoo.com See also - Social Bookmarking Face-Off Yahoo MyWeb better than del.icio.us, rollyo, et.al. Tools to Make Reading & Research More Effective. Consider del.icio.us
CLARK QUINN [Providers] Michael Moore #eli3 Keynote Mindmap
| TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2013
He then argued some of the changes needed, and suggested some new institutional structure models that might provide guidance. Professor Moore gave a carefully detailed argument about why educational institutions (particularly higher ed) had to change, given the changes in society. design meta-learning strategy
LEARNING PUTTY [Providers] 5 Easy Tips for Teaching Online Courses
| MONDAY, JANUARY 18, 2010
Technology has provided us with the ability to take an online course from anywhere. While this may make being a student easier, it doesn’t necessarily make it easier to be an instructor. Actually, in direct contrast it can make our jobs as trainers more difficult. However, the key to being an excellent online course instructor [.] Related posts:Using Online Forums in Social Learning Audio + Visual + Apps = Mobile Learning Top 10 Ways Social Media Will Impact Employee Development. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].
TONY KARRER [Providers] Collaborative Online Assignments
| TUESDAY, JUNE 20, 2006
I ran across a nice post Clive on Learning: In praise of collaborative online assignments where he suggests that we provide collaborative assignments in addition to self-paced, individual eLearning. Another was providing group assignments towards the tail end of particular sections. I'm a big fan of this approach and have tried it in a few different forms. One was making the content primarily collaborative group projects at the start - Collaborative Learning Using Web 2.0 Tools - A Summary. that I've only used it in a few cases.
RAPTIVITY [Providers] Templates – To Use or Not to Use?
| WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26, 2013
'Templates can be very helpful in providing the structure of online learning activities; however some templates can limit creativity and make presentations become very cookie-cutter and boring. Templates can also allow for the rapid creation of learning activities which enable [.]. eLearning eLearning Software Flash Instructional Design mLearning raptivity
LEARNDASH [Providers] ADDIE Model Explained [INFOGRAPHIC]
| WEDNESDAY, JULY 31, 2013
As you can expect, it has received a lot of attention from the community – some criticizing it, others providing praise. For those of you who are new to the field, or just want a reminder, the infographic below (provided by Nicole Legault) provides a nice overview. 'Anyone who is actively involved with instructional design has at some point used the ADDIE model (Analyze, Design, Develop, Implement, and Evaluate) for their course development. This model is one of (if not the) most popular structures used by training designers today. instructional design training
TONY KARRER [Providers] Introduction to Wikis, Blogs, Social Bookmarking, Social Networking and RSS
| WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2007
As background for an upcoming presentation, I wanted to create a page that provides background resources that explain various eLearning 2.0 tools. immediately thought of the Common Craft videos. I've embedded them below. Are there other good introductory resources? How about for blogs? Social Bookmarking Social Networking Wikis RSS
CONNECT THINKING [Providers] The State of E-Learning in Australia in 2012
| SATURDAY, JULY 21, 2012
But these models are hard to find from reputable e-learning providers, or are prone to budget blow-out. Within these bodies is leadership from a small group of e-learning providers, usually those in long-term relationships with organisations of a ’mature’ e-learning strategy, such as financial services and telecommunications. Code that welcomes collaboration between client and provider, and provides a process if the customer’s experience is not favourable. How far behind are we? This is a shame. And, I hope our blogs and YouTube channel help too.
TONY KARRER [Providers] Do You WANT an LMS? Does a Learner WANT an LMS?
| WEDNESDAY, JULY 26, 2006
Scott Bradley Wilson helped by providing a post with more detailed visualization of this. I should be working on content for my presentations at DevLearn in October that look at what's next in eLearning. As a side note: if you are going to DevLearn and are reading this, please drop me a note.) However, the "what's next" question has become more challenging recently as we've seen the rapid growth of simple and easy to deploy tools displacing more complex systems. What often happens when systems become very complex is that they begin to get replaced by simpler systems.
CLARK QUINN [Providers] Examples of eLearning 2.0
| MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2008
internal processes on wiki starting to use wikis internally Moving faculty bookmarks to Delicious use wiki for learners to craft definition of 'seamless service' after searching orgs that proclaim to provide seamless service We hope to build wikis that our students can use to share information. During my presentation last Thursday that was an introduction to eLearning 2.0 as part of an online event for the eLearningGuild, I mentioned a few common ways that I've seen eLearning 2.0 approaches. One thing I really like about the list is how tactical they are. These make sense.
TOPYX SOCIAL LEARNING [Providers] Libraries of the Future
| FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2013
Employees and partners now have professional secure and branded portals to access critical information, share ideas, provide feedback and generally feel more engaged. Social learning management systems like TOPYX are providing these solutions without user fees so everyone is getting involved in the conversation. This is also an indicator that individuals are becoming more and more receptive to the availability of information and inter-contentedness that today’s technology can provide. Look no further than your local library. Maybe. Jeffrey A. Interactyx Limited.
TONY KARRER [Providers] Top Ten Reasons To Blog and Top Ten Not to Blog
| WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2006
You cannot know any of this without the openness blogging (or equivalent) provides. Updates recent studies show additional reasons: Blogging and Social Networking Boosts Your Social Life. Blogging -- It's Good for You. has been fantastic and it's great to see such a wide variety of thoughts on the subject. wanted to summarize, for everyone, the responses in a completely unbiased way. :) Most everyone, who has at least half a brain, and certainly most of the responses made it over that hurdle, came back and said more or less what Mark Oehlert said "My answer is.yes.and no." Sheesh.
CONNECT THINKING [Providers] A Manager Perspective to Managing Change in Learning: Part 4
| WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2013
Keep it simple, and provide ‘how to’ resources for later reference. Provide a FAQ on the role of manager as a partner of your e-learning strategy. Change management tips: Provide managers with the key messages why an e-learning strategy has been implemented so that they may sell the benefits to staff. Provide strategies on how to reward positive learning behaviours, and ensure managers know their role when their staff fail to complete mandated online learning. Be sure to use your management group to provide feedback on implementation.
CONNECT THINKING [Providers] 12 Common Complaints about Learning Management Systems (LMS)
| TUESDAY, MARCH 26, 2013
Our LMS doesn’t provide the reports we need: Data can be sliced and diced lots of ways, but the LMS may only have a set number of ‘out-of-the-box’ report templates. Spend some time analysing your report requirements before speaking with LMS providers. Providers should be well on their way to developing dynamic web-based LMS interfaces for both end users and LMS administrators. Be sure the LMS providers you speak with treat this topic with seriousness. have rarely heard a learning professional say “ Our LMS does everything we need.”
EDYNCO [Providers] Tips for keeping your course “light” by using Learning Map
| WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2013
Learners can independently choose the order of reviewing the topics they need/want, but they are still provided with the right level of guidance through the instructional components. Include only what is necessary to provide the knowledge that you wish to transmit. 'You have probably already been in a situation, when your learners have complained over the quantity of content included in a course. Or you as an instructional designer are trying hard to convince your client, that there is much more than just transfer of information. How is design process conducted? discussion.
LEARNING PUTTY [Providers] 7 Creative Ways to Introduce Social Media to Your Team
| THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2009
Provide your team with information. Done correctly a video can provide a great deal of useful information much quicker than in an article. Find others like yourself that are interested in the opportunities that social media provides and engage in some thoughtful conversations about how utilizing these tools could impact your organization. These seven tips should provide your team with a pretty good introduction to social media. Yesterday I received a tweet about a great blog post. So let’s come up with an answer. . Start an education campaign. Tweet This!
TONY KARRER [Providers] Web 2.0 Applications in Learning
| MONDAY, MARCH 3, 2008
Provide the content. Provide thoughts around the content and the discussion. Selling the Value Often it can be tricky to convince management of the value of providing these tools. Resources The following are resources that I provided as links in my presentation. Last week I presented a session at ASTD TechKnowledge entitled eLearning 2.0 - Applications and Implications. It could just as easily have been called Web 2.0 Applications in Learning. discussed a bit of these issues in First Thoughts After ASTD Sessions. I've embedded all the content from the slides. Tools?
CLIVE ON LEARNING [Providers] The Big Question: How do you respond to the ‘I want it now’ demand?
| THURSDAY, APRIL 7, 2011
Well guess what, providing information is a pretty good start. On the ASTD Learning Circuits blog, they ask the question “How do you address the ‘I want it now’ demand from stakeholders.” Now I know this question went up on April 1st but I’m taking it at face value. Because wanting it now is an everyday request for many people in l&d. In fact, since the shift from the classroom to e-learning got under way, the demand is more common not less, even though the lead time for self-study materials has to be greater than that for the classroom. Or does it? BTW: This posting took 15 minutes.
KNOWLEDGE PLATFORM [Providers] Knowledge Platform’s Anti-Corruption E-Learning Course Now Available
| MONDAY, AUGUST 13, 2012
Knowledge Platform , Asia-Pacific’s leading compliance e-learning solutions provider, released its new Anti-Corruption compliance e-learning course to raise awareness and educate corporate employees on Anti-corruption. In response to this, Knowledge Platform designed this course to provide information, understanding and practical examples/scenarios on the concept of corruption, its consequences, and the various measures to identify the warning signs of corruption in public administration and financial management. set of audit and performance reports will be available.
LEARN TO SUCCEED [Providers] Learning Management Systems: Creating sustainable training support for Corporate Learners
| WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 28, 2013
They need to create a sustainable system of training support that reinforces learning, assesses learners, provide intelligent inputs on the way forward for future learning, and much more. The modern LMS provides the opportunity for training managers to instantly upload relevant content and provide easy access to necessary data. To help learners further, modern LMSs also provide instant notifications through email or SMS. LMS s today provide various levels of assessment – testing, evaluation, reporting and certification. Tests and Assessments. What now?
DAWN OF LEARNING [Providers] Time-to-competence: why it matters
| FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2013
Understanding it is not complicated, but providing your employees the right set of tools to achieve it is. 'Post Type: Blog post. Competence: The ability of an individual to perform a specific role or do a job properly. Competence. According to Bersin, from the perspective of the Learning & Development (L&D) function itself, 98% believe that their primary mandate is to improve employee knowledge and competencies. Because time-to-competence has a direct impact on employee engagement and satisfaction. read more. Learning & Development
LEARN TO SUCCEED [Providers] Motion Based Learning: A Modern Turn On Game-Based Learning
| TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2013
Physical activities can be inserted into the learning activity to provide the learners an opportunity to practice physical skills or nuances needed in their line of work. The learning environments can suitably change or adapt as per the motions of the learner, to benefit the learner and provide a life-like learning experience. The learning environment can mimic real-life responses as per the learners’ progress through the course and provide authentic experiences in a simulated environment. Yes, the types of games that are being developed vary as per the audience profile.
SPEAK OUT [Providers] Gagne's Nine Events as I see it
| TUESDAY, JULY 29, 2008
Gagne's nine events: Gain Attention State the objective Ensure recall of prior learning Present stimuli Provide learning guidance Elicit performance Provide feedback Assess performance Enhance retention and transfer Lets us see whether these nine events still hold good in today's learning environment. This means provide the learner with information that will make him/her think. Provide Learning Guidance This suits a classroom training better or may also be applicable for programs in which learner has access to trainers or instructors. Begin with a bang.
CLIVE ON LEARNING [Providers] Just enough information to permit practice and no more
| FRIDAY, JUNE 3, 2011
We were discussing the all-too-common tendency to over-teach and under-practise in formal workplace learning interventions.Here's how one of the participants in the meeting summarised how the principle should read: Provide just enough information to allow the learner to practise and no more I'm really taken with this. We tend to want to provide all the knowledge up front, when it's more helpful to feed it in gradually as we work through the practical exercises. It captures the idea perfectly in plain language. So what are the implications?Training Training is not education.
ELEARNING ACUPUNCTURE [Providers] 7 Strategies for Building Community in Online Courses
| FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2013
Provide two non-graded asynchronous discussion forum in the course. Provide each group with its own private discussion forum. Provide some guidelines on effective virtual team-work. Provide netiquette and guidelines on how best to participate in the graded discussion forum, if applicable. 'Loneliness and a feeling of working in isolation is one reason why some online students eventually choose to drop a course. You can combat this attrition by building community in your course. Here are some ways that I have found useful to accomplish this task: 1.
- [Providers] Getting a Head Start with Mobile Interactions
Then there are interactive quizzes that test knowledge and provide feedback. You can also provide ready reference materials for the people on the go. These interactions, together with memory aids available in the Raptivity HTML5 Turbopack released earlier, provide a rich variety of templates that suit a large number of instructional goals. When Raptivity released its first collection of mobile interactions for iPad and iPhone based eLearning, the path-breaking HTML5 Pack received several accolades. That's why I am excited about the new Raptivity HTML5 Starter Pack.
E-LEARNING ACADEMY [Providers] Fail to Follow Up E-learning Non-completions at your Peril
| FRIDAY, APRIL 5, 2013
They are also utilised to provide evidence that a user has completed the training that has been assigned to them. 'One of the main reasons for having a Learning Management System (LMS) is the reporting function. Reports are used to assess e-learning uptake, Return on investment (ROI) and to justify an LMS upgrade. Compulsory doesn’t mean [.]. Change management Learning Management Systems Organisational culture
RAPTIVITY [Providers] 4 Steps to Creating a Portfolio of your eLearning Projects
| TUESDAY, AUGUST 27, 2013
'This post provides four quick steps on how to create a winning eLearning portfolio. If you already have a portfolio, use these steps to update it. Your next eLearning opportunity may hinge on an updated winning portfolio! Locate all [.]. Authoring Tool eLearning tools training eLearning projects eLearning samples online samples training projects
LEARNDASH [Providers] 9-Step Instructional Process that Just Works
| THURSDAY, AUGUST 29, 2013
The steps are not meant to be absolute rules, but they do provide a a good place to start during the creation process. Provide Learner Guidance – Provide guidance strategies like examples, case studies, apologies, and mnemonic devices to help learners store the new information in their long-term memories. This provides an opportunity for learners to confirm their understanding, and even to fail in a safe environment. Feedback – Provide learners with specific and immediate feedback when they are practicing the new skill or behavior they have learned.
CONNECT THINKING [Providers] Technology Options for Developing and Leveraging Staff Knowledge and Skills
| THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2012
Prescribed learning is not about ‘content dump’ It’s about providing an instructional approach that enables new knowledge and skills to be readily assimilated. It’s about providing the building blocks from which staff can begin to develop judgement and problem-solving skills. Explorer: Support curiosity & intrinsic motivation – A sure way to dampen motivation is when we do a poor job providing the tools and support to enable staff to apply their new skills and knowledge into the workplace, through on-demand tools and/or access to experts. Such
TONY KARRER [Providers] 100 eLearning Articles and White Papers
| MONDAY, APRIL 28, 2008
eLearning Reviews: research on elearning Provides those interested in research on elearning with concise and thoughtful reviews of relevant publications. My collection of eLearning Articles, White Papers, Blog Posts, etc. just reached 100. Thought I'd share. No particular order to these. Creating Passionate Users: Crash course in learning theory 2. Keeping Up with the Pace of Change Informal learning will help employees survive in the future workplace 3. Understanding E-Learning 2.0 eLearn magazine: Feature Article Ten Web 2.0 Web 2.0: A New Wave of Innovation for Teaching and Learning?
CLIVE ON LEARNING [Providers] Bundle resources and you may not need courses
| FRIDAY, AUGUST 24, 2012
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CLARK QUINN [Providers] Alternate Pedagogies and Experiences
| WEDNESDAY, MAY 18, 2011
In the traditional view, we activate the learner’s interest, we present them with the concept, we provide examples, we have them practice (with feedback), and we conclude the learning experience. We provided a ‘follow the bouncing ball’ path for uncertain learners, but anecdotally we found half the audiences, presumably confident self-learners, explored in other approaches than the recommended approach. This approach also provides the necessary structure to support adaptive systems, which can present different objects at different times. Traditional.
THE LEARNING GENERALIST [Providers] Understanding the Tools of the Social Learning Landscape
| TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2010
So for example, if you could put your product or maybe your course into the open and if there was an incentive for people to provide feedback, how quickly would you think your product will improve? I am with Mark Oelhert this morning in his all day workshop about the tools of the Social Learning Landscape. Mark's focus is to look at social media tools, their impact on an organisation's culture. When Tim Orielly coined the term Web 2.0, he talked about a break in the way we do business. The catch is that you can use social media and Web 2.0 for that matter) in a very Web 1.0 fashion.
LEARNING CONVERSATIONS [Providers] Learning Conversations - SCORM warning
| SUNDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2008
SCORM is just about delivering content, tracking its use and providing an overall pass/fail score. There are some examples of extremely sophisticated SCORM-based simulations, which work well with a particular LMS, provide useful information to managers, and offer a valid learning experience for learners. And I dont think you can argue that SCORM content is providing the revenue stream. When asked why they want this, and to what level of compliance, often the answer is a blank look. What is SCORM? SCORM stands for Shareable Content Object Reference Model. SCORM 1.2
TONY KARRER [Providers] How Khan Academy Nike Training Club and SparkPeople Motivate Users Behavior
| MONDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2012
Provides an interesting concept in terms of allowing users to earn points to be able to change their avatar. This is a good way to provide structured actions that tie back to the central motivational scheme. Khan also provides points as a motivator. I mentioned in my post Online Systems for Behavior Change that I'm working on a very interesting project that is designed to lead to some important changes in behavior that has already had dramatic impacts. I'm reviewing: Khan Academy , Nike Training Club and SparkPeople. I'm not claiming this is scientific in any real way.
CLARK QUINN [Providers] Learning 2.0 Strategy
| MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2008
always felt this worked pretty well and we'd have a roadmap that covered a few years and provided the basis for moving forward. Strategy because you have to be prepared to provide these new services and solutions. can provide tools and support. Over the past two years, I've worked with start-ups and corporations around the world who are grappling a bit with the impact of Web 2.0 on learning. One of the more interesting aspects of this is that I've really changed and refined what I advise both audiences in terms of their learning 2.0 strategy. Strategy 1. and Learning 2.0
ZAIDLEARN [Providers] The Ten Do's and Don'ts of Email Marketing
| TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2011
Activities such as email opens, forwards, and click throughs can be tracked and analyzed to provide insight into campaign effectiveness. Using email based marketing campaigns is an effective and affordable way for companies to acquire new customers and build brand awareness. In order to better enable the tracking of this information, we recommend using a best [.]. Thought Leadership eMail Marketing best practice
KIRKPATRICKS [Providers] Practical Steps for Getting to Kirkpatrick Levels 3 and 4
| WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5, 2013
The newest article by the Kirkpatricks, Creating a Post-Training Evaluation Plan , provides straightforward tips for starting with the end in mind and building Levels 3 and 4 evaluation into your processes. 'How do you go beyond Kirkpatrick Levels 1 and 2 to start demonstrating the true value of your program? To reach Levels 3 and 4, it is critical to put a strategy in place early in the planning process. Click here to read the article, which appears in the June issue of T+D magazine.
UPSIDE LEARNING BLOG [Providers] What Is Mobile Learning?
| TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2011
One large learning systems provider says mobile learning is what’s done on your laptop. Another medium sized learning systems provider provides a similar solution like the above one but on a USB drive. I spent a day at the Learning Technologies show exhibition in London this week. There is a lot of talk of mobile, social, and informal learning at the vendor stalls this year. Good sign I’d say. Unfortunately everyone has their own definition of each of these terms. The most confused, if not misused, term seems to be mobile learning. Agree? Mobile Learning mLearning
TONY KARRER [Providers] eLearning Costs : eLearning Technology
| THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2009
If it is a case of providing something fairly standardised in terms of online information provision, then metrics start to appear potentially useful - up to a point. This is a creative industry just like any industry with a design elemen involved so you get different prices and peoples view of what to provide will always be different. Karl makes a good comment about the content that is provided. eLearning Technology Tony Karrers eLearning Blog on e-Learning Trends eLearning 2.0 eLearning Solutions Enterprise 2.0 Please Opine). It needs to be repurposed for eLearning.
CLARK QUINN [Providers] Brian Brushwood #DevLearn Keynote Mindmap
| WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2012
Brian Brushwood riffed off his success with Scam School and other scams to provide lessons about branding and new media opportunity. social strategy
TONY KARRER [Providers] What's Wrong with Traditional Stock Photography Sources for eLearning
| TUESDAY, JUNE 12, 2012
Back in 2007, I provided a long list of sources of stock photography for eLearning. And there are lots of other posts available on eLearning Learning Stock Photography. But I really missed something important: traditional stock photo sources are often a pain for eLearning. had coffee with Bryan Jones, the founder of eLearningArt ,last week in Los Angeles, and it led to a discussion about images/stock photography and eLearning. At the start of the conversation, I wasn't quite sure why a company would focus on stock photography specifically aimed at eLearning.
CLARK QUINN [Providers] Forums vs. Social Networks?
| MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2008
It's providing the necessary direction and hand holding. I'm debating the value of forum / group / threaded discussion software vs. social network software for a particular situation. It aims at a very broad audience that includes everyone from early adopters to technology laggards. Participation will eventually mean a lot of different things, but initially it will primarily be sharing ideas. user can do this through posting to a threaded discussion quite easily. They could also do it as comments on a blog. Typically they center around threaded discussions. Options are simple.
TONY KARRER [Providers] Tracking Without an LMS
| WEDNESDAY, MAY 17, 2006
These tools will tell you: How many users have visited each page (HTML page) When users are visiting How long users stay This is very standard technology that likely your IT shop can provide for you. LMS tracking relies on creating a SCORM or AICC course which then communicates with the LMS in order to provide details of score, sections completed, which user it is, etc. Based on an earlier post - Tools for On-Demand Information - An LMS? I received a couple of questions around tracking. Click tracking b. Custom tracking c. This means that you need separate pages for your course.
TONY KARRER [Providers] Trends in Learning
| MONDAY, AUGUST 31, 2009
Once you go beyond formal learning, then there's an immediate question of what else you will provide. Someone was just asking me about the big trends in learning and the implications of those trends on corporate learning and development. initially said - "Look at my blog," but when I looked, I realized it might be a bit harder than I thought to pull out the central themes. So, here's a bit of a compilation of some of the things I've been talking about in my blog which points to some of the major trends in learning. This will be a slow evolution. And surveys such as Web 2.0
TONY KARRER [Providers] Rapid Learning Management Systems
| TUESDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2009
They need to be able to have these learners grouped together and provide reporting over those learners. I've been asked numerous times over the past couple of years by various types of people and companies a very similar question: I plan to or have been conducting and charging for training workshops for clients. I'd like to creating this as self-paced eLearning possibly with other capabilities as well. And I want to charge for this. How can I do that? was just asked the question again the other day. Ideally, they would offer it both publicly for fee and as well to particular clients.
CLARK QUINN [Providers] 70:20:10 Tech
| TUESDAY, MARCH 6, 2012
In the past, other than courses, there was little at could be done except providing courses on how to coach, and making job aids. Learners can ask for, or even be provided, support more closely tied to their performance situations regardless of location. For the 70, we can first of all start providing rich job aids wherever and whenever, including a suite of troubleshooting information and even interactive wizards. The point is that we no longer have limits in the support we can provide, so we should stop having limits in the help we *do* provide. Operations?”).
INTEGRATED LEARNINGS [Providers] Anatomy of an eLearning Lesson: Merrill’s First Principles
| THURSDAY, JULY 15, 2010
post from a couple weeks ago explained that there are instructional design models that offer formulas for assembling training in a way that captures learners’ attention, conveys content, and provides learners with an opportunity to practice and receive feedback on new skills. Both models provide sound structure for developing effective eLearning. Corollary #2: New Experience – Provide learners with new, relevant experience to use as a foundation for learning new knowledge. Principle #4: Application – Provide learners with practice activities during training. Gable.
E-LEARNING PROVOCATEUR [Providers] The future of MOOCs
| SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2012
Despite their pedagogical flaws, however, MOOCs provide unprecedented access to quality content for millions of learners. And isn’t content sourced from some of the world’s best providers a giant leap in that direction? Universities will finally accept they are service providers. One way to do that is to leverage MOOCs for content delivery and provide value-added instruction (discussion, Q&A, worked examples, role plays etc) to local students – who of course will pay a premium for the privilege. Content providers will charge for assessment.
BRAVE NEW ORG [Providers] Learning 2.0 is Dumb: Use ‘Connected Learning’ Instead
| MONDAY, MAY 23, 2011
Formal : a self-contained & scheduled learning event, typically but not always tracked, providing a comprehensive and at times logical or sequential approach to a topic. Informal : an opportunity without conventionalism, atypical to formal learning, providing guidance, expertise or acumen on the go. Social : an exchange of ideas, knowledge or information typically characterized by friendly interaction through online services that provides supplemental understanding often via personal & professional networks. Learning 2.0 implies there may be Learning 3.0
EDYNCO [Providers] 7 differences between mind map and Learning Map
| THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2013
Attached content to the Learning Map provides more in-depth learning. Mind maps usually don’t provide any asynchronous/synchronous communication concerning the topic. 'There is no difference, you are going to say. But there is. The main difference is that mind maps are all designed for presenting the idea or organizing/planning things together, thus all features are subjected to those needs, although you can use mind mapping tools for variety of different purposes depending on your creativity. MIND MAP LEARNING MAP. Mind maps are usually created by the user himself.
DARETOSHARE [Providers] Social Learning Primer
| SUNDAY, AUGUST 2, 2009
Please feel free to comment and provide feedback. I created this 16 minute social learning primer (podcast) to address some of the frequently asked questions and concerns about social learning, and to share some of my insights and suggestions gained from my experience helping client organizations with their social learning agendas. hope you find this primer useful. Tagged: learning, social learning, social media, social networking.
TONY KARRER [Providers] Communities / Social Networking and LMS Merger
| THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2007
Mzinga is a merger of KnowledgePlanet (an LMS provider and also the maker of the eLearning simulation tool - Firefly) and Shared Insights - a community / business social networking software company. But like Q2Learning , they aim to provide visibility into community activities. Update 12/7/07 - Great comments from David Wilkins (see below) including: user-generated content is going to change eLearning; anyone who thinks otherwise or who is not yet planning for the shift is going to be left wondering what the heck happened in just a few years. wonder if mzinga does?
- [Providers] When it's just so obvious NOT to train it's painful to watch it happen
Even better if this is accompanied by some form of support – from line managers setting goals and monitoring performance, from SMEs providing on-demand advice and support, or even from learning professionals providing workplace coaching. The amount of time, effort and money wasted on formal ILT training prior to rollout or upgrade of enterprise platforms (particularly ERM and CRM) and other new software systems is really quite amazing. Some managers and L&D people just don’t seem to get it. You might as well throw the money spent on these activities out the window. Bingo!
SOCIAL LEARNING BLOG [Providers] Mobile Learning: More than just Mobile + Learning
| FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2012
Provide Access to performance support/knowledge”. But instead of focusing on the technology (and its perceived limits), we in the learning community should think about the huge potential of mobile learning to engage the user, and provide “just in time” content in manageable, “bite-sized” packages. By focusing on the advantages mobile learning provides, we can begin to think proactively about how to leverage mobile learning to capitalize on these benefits. Mobile learning seems to be creating a lot of excitement in the learning community these days. million in 2010. Private.
KNOWLEDGE PLATFORM [Providers] Instructional Games: A Framework
| MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2012
The attempt in this paper is to demystify the concept of instructional games and provide a framework and taxonomy that will help designers design games for E-Learning courseware. The attempt in this paper is to demystify the concept of instructional games and provide a framework and taxonomy that will help designers design games for E-Learning courseware. Games, when used appropriately, provide an excellent learning aid. The game only has the score component, and the purpose of including it is to merely provide a jazz value to the E-Learning material. Abstract.
ZAIDLEARN [Providers] ZaidLearn: 8 Free Screencasting Tools For Tony!
| FRIDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2008
Using the zero download Flowgram Maker, creators can assemble and annotate web pages, photographs, videos etc on any topic, and add a voice narrative which provides context, emotion and consistency. It provides you 3 capture options: the entire page, the current view, or only a selection. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Friday, October 31. Free Screencasting Tools For Tony! Free Screencasting Tools List (Updated) Tony Karrers blog "Toast! You name it, they record it!" ".Im now back to searching for a free tool that works to create screencasts that I can use for my blog. And then.
UPSIDE LEARNING BLOG [Providers] Gamification In Learning
| WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2012
Properly implemented, gamification has the potential to make learning ‘stickier’, increase uptake of learning content and also provide a more comprehensive record of learning than is possible using conventional measures in courses. Providing social connections within a learning environment can also be a motivational factor – allow users to recommend the content/environment to others, check out each other’s performance using those social connections and also allow sharing in limited ways. Provide a way for users to compare and rank their relative performance.
LEARNABILITY MATTERS [Providers] Wanted “thinking” graphic designers
| TUESDAY, JULY 12, 2011
What does it mean, when SME or ID provides a reference in the storyboard and says ‘recreate this graphic using this image as a reference’? In the following example we first see the original reference provided by SME as well as the graphic ‘recreated’ by a graphic designer. Original reference provided by a SME, considering he/she [.]. Main Articles graphic design infographic visualization
IGNATIA WEBS [Providers] New free report on innovative #pedagogy by the Open University UK
| MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2013
innovating and is a provides some food for thought for all of us strategically mapping education for the future. 'The Open University of the UK has published the second in its influential series of Innovating Pedagogy reports that explore new forms of teaching, learning and assessment, to guide educators and policy makers. The 2013 report updates four previous areas of innovation and introduces six new ones: Crowd Learning, Learning from Gaming, Maker Culture, Geo-Learning, Digital Scholarship and Citizen Inquiry. The report can be downloaded from www.open.ac.uk/innovating
- [Providers] mLearning marches ahead: new trends in mobile learning
His predictions are, in brief: mLearning projects get bigger, device diversity is the "new normal", apps trump browser-delivered content, authoring tools evolve to deal with mobility, tablets explode, private social networks support business centric social interactions, mobile device/os vendors consolidate, new experts provide consulting on mLearning and new features exploit technology capabilities inherent in devices. In his prediction concerning authoring tools he points out the possibility of authoring tools providing 'publish to HTML5' option.
CONNECT THINKING [Providers] End User Perspective to Managing Change in Learning: Part 5
| FRIDAY, MARCH 1, 2013
This can be done in several ways, such as providing an example snippet of the course, testimonials and providing a resource for free to demonstrate expertise before purchase. Typically, a Learning Management System (LMS) provides the following report parameters: Start time/date, last accessed, duration (total time), number of sessions (access per course), percentage completion, completion and pass mark. Other platforms also provide user analytics. Provide examples of appropriate e-assessments to help learners know what to aspire. Managing expectations.
ZAIDLEARN [Providers] ZaidLearn: A Free Learning Tool for Every Learning Problem?
| FRIDAY, JUNE 13, 2008
It is a website which provides information on traffic levels for websites. This provides a comprehensive collection of ICT applications for e- learning, networking and knowledge sharing. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Wednesday, April 2. Free Learning Tool for Every Learning Problem? 101 Free Learning Tools OpenCourseWare and Open Educational Resources Free EduGames Printer-Friendly Version Lets explore the idea that there is at least one excellent free learning tool (or site) for every learning problem, need or issue! want a FREE : Easy-to-use and secure Internet browser? Bubbl.us
- [Providers] Real learning – let’s not confuse it with completing templated exercises
Compliance training is primarily about recording activity and gathering data that can be provided to regulatory or professional bodies or kept for a rainy day. Some would argue that by passing a test or gaining certification the candidate has provided proof that they will behave in a compliant way. LMS technology has provided a big step forward here. Equally the challenges of providing tools and functionality for process-based learning won’t be won by adding features to already behemoth event-driven LMS tools. don’t want anyone to get me wrong. like Kate a lot.
- [Providers] Workscape evolution
The further you go to the right in these models, the less the support provided by L&D. This morning Jane Hart posted this 5-stage model of the evolution of workplace learning in an organization. I’ve re-worked the model to show: my domain is the workscape (the merger of work and learning, the learning ecosystem). overarching issue is who controls the curriculum. learning is a mix of formal and informal , not one or the other. advocate filling the gap with support of social and informal learning. Old pros don’t take classes.
CLIVE ON LEARNING [Providers] The new self-directed learning toolkit
| WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2013
While this format certainly can deliver the goods, and provides a simple, trackable means to monitor compliance, it frequently falls down on many fronts: Interactive tutorials are time-consuming, expensive and complex to put together. There will be other tools that need to be brought into action for the special cases: Learning journals (blogs) provide a way for a learner to record and share their reflections over a longer course of study. Wikis provide a way for groups of learners to work together in building a knowledge resource. And you can always turn it into a video!
LEARNDASH [Providers] Building Meaningful Assessments [INFOGRAPHIC]
| WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 7, 2013
Detailed in the infographic below (provided by McGrawHill Education, and designed by Santosh Kushwaha), these areas include: Assessment Types. could go into each one of these areas, but I believe the infographic provides a good explanation and overview of each. 'If you are implementing any form of learning program, be it for a company or in the educational sector, then you need to gather metrics on its effectiveness. Unfortunately, metrics are often overlooked, or just not implemented properly. Question Types. Delivery Methods. Scoring Methods. ed tech instructional design
TONY KARRER [Providers] EPSS and ePerformance
| SATURDAY, JANUARY 5, 2008
In a comment in my post Amusing Findings in Keywords Jack Pierce asked: I'm searching for the right term for what a lot of us do when we do EPSS type solutions. We could use EPSS as a term, but it seems a bit old, and a bit engineering-like. So, for some time, we have added "ecoaching" to our "elearning" offering, to describe our electronic support options. Now, go to Google.you get plenty of hits if you search ecoaching, or eperformance, for that matter, but they mostly do not have to do with anything related to elearning. This is a question I've struggled with for quite a while.
KAPP NOTES [Providers] Examples and Samples of Game Design Documents
| WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2010
This document is specific to a Playstation game but provides a good use of visuals as it explains the creation of the game. This provides details on a game called An Ant's Life. Here is a collection of several game design documents and information about game design documents. If you are considering creating a "Serious Game" or an instructional game, one of the first place to start is a great game design document. But how to write one? These samples will give you some ideas. Game Design Document: Play with Fire. Document for Ant Game.
ZAIDLEARN [Providers] ZaidLearn: 75 Free EduGames to Spice Up Your Course!
| THURSDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2008
FreeRice A cool game to learn vocabulary and help end world hunger by providing rice to hungry people for free (Made possible by the sponsors who advertise on the site). Whyville Provide a student-centered, hands-on environment for exploring various school subjects. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Thursday, May 15. 75 Free EduGames to Spice Up Your Course! ZaidLearns Del.icio.us But, Serious Games sounds awful! mean, who wants to get serious about playing games (I want to relax and have some fun!)? Though, I think the term Edutainment is quite good. EDUGAMES SITES? WHATEVER!
UPSIDE LEARNING BLOG [Providers] The Genericization Of Content
| THURSDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2012
HTML in its current form is really incapable of providing the sophisticated artistic and media abilities that Flash provided. Scaling of experience in my eyes is simply being able to leverage the hardware and software feature-set that the platform provide i.e., the courseware/content should be able to use the feature-set to enhance the experience, not just provide a baseline function. This proliferation of devices is having a strange ‘dumbing-down’ effect on a lot of the eLearning courseware being created right now. Why do I think this way? Choose wisely.
TONY KARRER [Providers] LMS eCommerce Solution
| THURSDAY, MARCH 10, 2011
In this case, they are looking to provide their content as eLearning and sell it to individuals and organizations. Users will self-select their role which will take them to the appropriate version of a SCORM course Test at the end, pass or retake Provides certificate for the individual that they can print This all seems like pretty simple stuff right? Do any marketplaces provide the group eCommerce capabilities? I just got off the phone with someone who has a fairly common need that I've heard before. What system would you use?
MOBILE LEARNING [Providers] Using Twitter in the classroom
| TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2010
This video shows the positive use of mobile devices in the classroom to provide a “back channel ; and also discusses other aspects of mobility, such as the teacher being able to interact with her class even though she was physically away that day. The comments are worth reading too as they provide significant perspectives and additional information on this innovative use of mobile Web 2.0 Twitter in the Classroom. tools to support and enhance learning.
SKILFUL MINDS [Providers] Social Flow in Gameful Design
| SATURDAY, MAY 21, 2011
Play is the baseline requirement for any game designed to provide useful indicators for gauging individual and organizational successes over time. Don't Gamify Wild Bill discussed the importance of designing for voluntary play in serious games. Specifically, my point is that those interested in gamifying employee engagement in social business, and who also aim to effectively use collaboration, must optimally design for emergence not just competition and cooperation as guiding principles. Collaboration Community 2.0 Experience Design Gameful Design Social Business Design Social Learning
TOPYX SOCIAL LEARNING [Providers] Learning Management System Reporting with Google Analytics
| TUESDAY, JULY 31, 2012
However, TOPYX social LMS is completely integrated with Google Analytics to provide you all of the online usage reporting you need to make the important decisions. There are many great features Google Analytics provides that can help you better manage your learning program. If learning management system usage reporting is critical to your organization’s needs, check out how TOPYX social LMS provides you with the powerful web analytics of Google Analytics. Getting this level of transparency of information is the hard part. See for yourself. Jeffrey A. interactyx.com.
UPSIDE LEARNING BLOG [Providers] Instructional Design for Beginners – What Motivates People To Learn?
| THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2011
It provides a good summary of the issues to be considered when designing learning material. Provide feedback and support internal attributions for success. ? The game provides the learner with choices that affect the course of the game. Most feedback is provided by events in the game because the events reveal whether the learner’s previous action was appropriate. Make the learner feel as though the skill is useful or beneficial by providing opportunities to use newly acquired knowledge in a real setting. ? Provide feedback and reinforcement.
JONATHAN'S ID [Providers] The Various Roles of Instructional Design (work in progress)
| FRIDAY, JUNE 5, 2009
Additionally, IDs will be responsible for Evaluation planning and review, providing that is part of the project. Job descriptions in ID (or, ISD) these days are all over the map, with very little consistency. It doesn't help that few HR and Recruiters have any knowledge of, or experience with, the field. So I'm going to propose some roles as I understand them, in the hopes that some day hiring managers will be able to articulate better what they want/need in terms of talent for their training departments or projects. Note that one person can hold multiple roles. NET, Java, PHP, etc.).
UPSIDE LEARNING BLOG [Providers] Leveraging Mobile Learning Platforms As Performance Support Systems
| FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2011
A ‘Performance Support System’ or PSS refers to any system that improves worker productivity by providing on-the-job access to integrated information, advice and learning experiences. The advisory component is meant to provide help wherever and whenever the user requires it. The information component is meant to provide all the information the users require to do their job. In an earlier blog post, I had written about how Microlearning is changing the face of learning at the workplace. What is a ‘Performance Support System’? The four components of a good PSS. Upside2Go: ?
CLIVE ON LEARNING [Providers] The l&d professional as curator
| TUESDAY, JUNE 21, 2011
They filter by relevance, categories, how long the content will take to read, the shelf-life of the content, by providing synopses. They provide periodic roundups. Julie described a retail case in which an l&d department, by providing an effective service as content curators, came to be seen as much central to the day-to-day life of the business. I enjoyed attending the always-entertaining Julie Wedgwood's session at the Learning and Skills Group meeting in London last week. Julie's argument for curation went as follows: We really can have too much information.
MLEARNING REVOLUTION [Providers] Native Apps vs. Mobile Web: Pros and Cons [infographic]
| FRIDAY, JUNE 8, 2012
Infographics provide an aesthetically-pleasing way of presenting complex information quickly, clearly and cleanly. On the one hand, mobile apps provide more possibilities because developers can make use of features like location services, camera, gyroscope, accelerometer, etc., Only then can a business truly tell which mobile method will provide more value, advantages, and opportunities with the massive mobile market. 'I’m becoming a huge fan of infographics, they are everywhere. Check it out when you have a chance, it’s simply awesome. What do you think?
- [Providers] Top Five Budget Breakers in eLearning Course Development
Tools provide a variety of features and they often work in different ways, causing your learning curve to go up. Raptivity provides a great example. Getting Help Tools provide various ways to provide help to their customers. Some options of providing help are: live support, local representative, independent product experts and online communities. In such cases, the best choice is to go for a premium support provided by the tool manufacturer. I recentntly spoke at a webinar on “ Interactive Courses on a Shoestring Budget ”.
TONY KARRER [Providers] 12 eLearning Predictions for 2009
| MONDAY, JANUARY 26, 2009
Social learning solutions like social homework help provided by Cramster ; CampusBug , Grockit , TutorVista , EduFire , English Cafe , and the list goes on and on. Last year I laid out in January my Ten Predictions for eLearning 2008. In my post, 2008 2009 - written in December 2008, I looked at how well I did in those predictions, and my results were pretty good, not perfect. So, let's try it again this year. Instead, we will call this "self-directed learning" and will do our best to support the workforce to learn it on their own with minimal guidance and support. 2 - eLearning 2.0
TOPYX SOCIAL LEARNING [Providers] What is a Learning Management System (LMS)?
| THURSDAY, JULY 19, 2012
What that means is that the right learning management system can help you better reach your training/education goals whether they are focused on continuing education, eLearning availability, synchronous or asynchronous learning, mobile learning, certification programs, or even eCommerce and more, learning management systems are designed to provide the features you need to make sure your unique learning goals are met and a positive ROI is achieved. Here is a good video discussing LMS pricing. It is important that an LMS is compatible with eLearning content. Communities / groups. Events.
THE ELEARNING COACH [Providers] Get Your Audience Pumped: 30 Ways to Motivate Adult Learners
| THURSDAY, JANUARY 14, 2010
Provide options. Even if you provide a suggested order, allow learners to take lessons in a sequence that works for them. Provide resources, references, videos and podcasts to create an ideal environment for personal exploration. Exploration provides an opportunity to construct knowledge in a way that is meaningful for each learner. Provide opportunities for group discussion, collaboration and group problem solving. Provide opportunities for this expert to interact with the audience through live or online question and answer sessions. Put a face on it.
- [Providers] Building a Culture of Continuous Learning
Classes, courses and curricula – structured learning events – don’t provide all the tools in the toolkit. Yet even this ‘sacred cow’ of formal training is being challenged with some companies updating on-boarding processes and, instead of hours or days of classroom induction, are providing new recruits with tablets stuffed with helpful information and access to resources such links to expert locators on intranets and repositories of stories to help new employees navigate the networks and alcoves of their new organisation or new role within their existing organisation.
SPICY LEARNING [Providers] What is quality when it comes to e-Learning?
| FRIDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2011
As instructional designers, our primary responsibility is to bring about behavioural change, thereby, hopefully, also providing sufficient return on investment for our clients. As conscientious professionals, it is our responsibility to ensure that we provide a learning experience that the learner can enjoy. Some instructional designers are quite happy to let a course go the way it is provided the client is happy. Does a good-looking course qualify as good quality? What about an ordinary course that brings about great behavioural change? Where does that leave quality?
TOPYX SOCIAL LEARNING [Providers] Online Learning: From Beginning to MOOCs
| WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2013
MOOCs are gaining in popularity and are being deployed by traditional universities and nonprofits around the globe to provide education to those previously unable to access such resources. Are you currently seeing a change in how learning is provided in your class or your office? 'Students participating in online learning courses is expected to reach 19 million by 2014. Today, 1 out of 4 students has enrolled in at least one online course. Some Massive Open Online Classes (MOOCs) have brought together over 250,000 students. See how online learning is changing how we work as well.
ROB HUBBARD [Providers] How to Harness Informal Learning
| THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2010
Many of the technologies used in elearning can provide answers as to how to harness informal learning. Technology can facilitate collaboration and networking and provide a virtual space in which informal learning can take place and, to a certain extent, be tracked. And most importantly, provide time to allow employees to congregate (physically or virtually) to learn from each other. Picture the scene… an increasingly frustrated Bob is trying to work out where a particular field is on a database. What is informal learning? How can informal learning be harnessed?
E-LEARNING UNCOVERED [Providers] Working with E-Learning Vendors: Creating a Request for Information (RFI)
| THURSDAY, JANUARY 31, 2013
Maybe you don’t know what vendors can provide the exact product or service you need, or it might be that you aren’t even sure WHAT you need. You would like their system to pull from your custom employee database and provide reports on completion and test scores. You would like them to respond via e-mail within 2 weeks and provide their list of titles, operating requirements, tracking capabilities, a link to a sample course, and an average, non-binding price for the type of arrangement you are looking for. Provide an outline for them to use when writing their response.
LEARNING CAFE [Providers] Outsourcing of Learning – Good, Bad, Challenges & Opportunities
| THURSDAY, AUGUST 9, 2012
Outsourcing is not without its challenges and there have been many cases where it has failed due to rising costs, mistrust with service providers and drop in service levels. Despite is challenges outsourcing and off-shoring is increasing with Offshore service providers are delivering 30-40% year-over-year revenue growth every quarter. Managing outsourcing (deliverables and providers) has become an important skill sets for L&D professionals and career opportunities and jobs seems to be moving away from organisations to providers or are being lost to outsourcing.
IGNATIA WEBS [Providers] 20 strategies for learner interactions in mobile #MOOC
| MONDAY, MARCH 11, 2013
This easy access must be linked to a clear course overview to increase transparency, user-friendliness and provide the learner with a structure that s/he can organize for self-regulating learning purposes. Provide self-directed learning strategies to the learners. This provides the necessary freedom for the learner to access, reflect and possibly react on the subject touched at specific moments during the course. Provide a clear timetable of the course, while embedding time for reflection into the course timeline. or practical strategies for that matter. 2013).
DIGITALCHALK ELEARNING [Providers] 10 (Free!) Stock Photo Resources for eLearning
| THURSDAY, JUNE 20, 2013
Stock.xchng provides stock photos and illustrations, operating as a hybrid of a photo library site and a social networking site. 'When it comes to creating an eLearning project , you can easily invest a lot of time in finding the perfect images. And of course, many of you work with tight budgets, limited resources, and little time. When taking your own digital images isn’t an option, free stock photos become the go-to-tool. We have narrowed it down to 10 FREE stock photo sites , to help you manage your time a little better and find what you need on your budget.
LEARNDASH [Providers] Guide to Online Course Design [INFOGRAPHIC]
| MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2013
These theories can range from actionable steps to philosophical diatribes, both of which provide their use, but equally are confusing as to where to begin. Naturally, not every item is an absolute necessary (many of which will depend on your needs), but they all do provide value for your online courses. 'Today there are a countless number of tips and tricks when it comes to effective online course design, that it can become confusing where to start. Enter the “Guide to Online Course Design” infographic by MindFlash. Wikis. Group Pages (Google). Discussion Boards.
THE ELEARNING COACH [Providers] How To Write A Visual Style Guide for eLearning
| THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2011
Provides one visual standard for an entire course, curriculum or company. Provides a reference for future courses if you want to re-use the design. Provides a way to get buy-in from your client. The most efficient way to achieve consistency in visual design for an eLearning course or presentation is to write a visual style guide. It’s nearly a necessity when working on a team and it’s also valuable when working solo (though a shorter guide may suffice). In either situation, here are some benefits of writing an eLearning visual style guide. See below.
ELEARNING BROTHERS [Providers] Instructional Design for Videos
| FRIDAY, JANUARY 22, 2010
This accessible forum has made it easier for organizations to produce and provide online training videos. While this technology is available to anyone, companies do need to take time to consider the quality of the online training videos they are producing and providing. A lot of training is using video and it’s becoming very easy to create and distribute. As things become easier and cheaper we often see the quality decrease. However, if you can quickly create a video on your handheld camera and upload it to YouTube then you might be tempted to just “wing-it.
- [Providers] ID - Instructional Design or Interactivity Design in an interconnected world?
If knowledge acquisition is the end-game, then the logical conclusion was to provide information that could be turned, whatever the magic employed, into knowledge in the recipient’s head. He provides good explanations of his thoughts and approach here and here. Instructional design is not only seen as a core competency for learning and development/training specialists, but it’s a huge industry, too. Most learning vendors tout their ‘expertise in instructional design’ as a key reason as to why we should engage them to produce learning content. And ‘action’ is the key word. Right?
ID REFLECTIONS [Providers] The Adventures of Developing an e-learning Course!
| SATURDAY, MAY 15, 2010
Who can provide assets like logos, images, and documentation? have added some questions that I have found useful to ask Who provides the final sign-off? Whose buy-in do you require to ensure that there is post-rollout support provided to the learners? Mistake #1: I forgot to verify with the stakeholders if the SME who had provided the content would also be the same one reviewing and providing feedback on the storyboards. What insights has the task analysis provided about performance, hitches faced during on-the-job performance? Who are the SMEs?
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