DECEMBER 27, 2012
Make no mistake, though — this is where the ordinary service you’ve provided to your organization can become something vital and extraordinary. “Every great magic trick consists of three parts or acts. The first part is called “The Pledge” The magician shows you something ordinary: a deck of cards, a bird or a man. He shows you this object. Perhaps he asks you to inspect it to see if it is indeed real, unaltered, normal. But of course… it probably isn’t. You don’t really want to know. You want to be fooled. But you wouldn’t clap yet. Silvers.
DECEMBER 27, 2012
Make no mistake, though — this is where the ordinary service you’ve provided to your organization can become something vital and extraordinary. “Every great magic trick consists of three parts or acts. The first part is called “The Pledge” The magician shows you something ordinary: a deck of cards, a bird or a man. He shows you this object. Perhaps he asks you to inspect it to see if it is indeed real, unaltered, normal. But of course… it probably isn’t. You don’t really want to know. You want to be fooled. But you wouldn’t clap yet.
Fundamental Design of Learning Activities
FEBRUARY 23, 2011
What are the set of experiences that will provide them with the “stance,” or wisdom, needed to survive and lead in their first days of deployment? Content is a data artifact created and possibly provided as part of an activity. make this attempt for a number of reasons. This distinction is important. Combat-Readiness. High Potential. Career Changes. Becoming a Better “Me”. can occur.
#mLearnCon: Augmented Reality is “Everywhere” Learning
JUNE 7, 2011
Kris Rockwell (@hybridkris) of Hybrid Learning Systems and Richard Culatta (@rec54), US Department of Education will chat with me on Tuesday, June 21 about how the ability to add virtual elements and layers onto your physical surroundings provides opportunities and new challenges to how we think about simulations and learning activities and how we design them for mLearning.
Skill based learning – How it drives an organization’s performance
This provides a solid ground for cost justification and encourages businesses to place training groups right where they should be, at the heart of a growing, thriving, learning culture Training and learning organizations today play an active role in contributing to the bottom line of any organization by aligning their objectives to the immediate business objectives.
When Did You First Realize You Were a Designer?
JANUARY 31, 2012
Sketching on sticky notes to design a learning experience provides a lot of flexibility. “When did you first realize you were a designer?” ” Earlier on this Tuesday night, several friends in the Chicago area got together for pizza and wine and beer (maybe some whiskey, too) and sat around a table at the Coop and we bounced this question around the table. Share them.
What are the risks of starting an internal community without thinking through effective community management? [Quora]
FEBRUARY 14, 2011
Now it’s definitely quite important to provide an attractive first release of collabware, but what role does community management play in making the roll out effective? The question on Quora is expanded to ask: When launching an internal community platform, it’s often quite tempting to get lost in the technology implementation. Explicit, common expectations of conduct.
Steer into the Fear
NOVEMBER 17, 2011
This guy described to me that he was taking two classes from University of Phoenix, another class from a community college and yet another class from some training provider for the CISCO certification. I’ve had a remarkable couple of weeks starting with DevLearn 2011. I’ve had the opportunity to dwell at length with my heroes in the eLearning community. It makes me very proud to serve the community in this way; it makes me prouder of the very talented team of engineers, researchers and policy-makers to give me a platform that brings so many people some hope.
It Starts With Love
MARCH 10, 2013
Once we started working together towards the first Up to All of Us, our shared desire to help provide an opportunity for good people to come together and focus not only on their own development but on the bigger things they want to improve in the world, we found in and of ourselves something special — a shared desire to make ourselves and our world better. It starts with love.
Understanding Skill Based Learning for Business
This provides a solid ground for cost justification and encourages businesses to place training groups right where they should be, at the heart of a growing, thriving, learning culture One significant way that training and learning organizations can play an active role in contributing to the bottom line of any organization is by aligning their objectives to the immediate business objectives.
Takeaways from #SketchCamp Chicago
OCTOBER 23, 2011
This is a practice we should commit to changing, as such sketches would provide tremendous value in conveying design ideas as well as a social object to spur feedback and further conversations. Earlier last week, I found out that there was a SketchCamp hitting Chicago. It was $25 for the day at a local design shop, GravityTank , and it was a good investment of my time (and money). Nice, huh?
Start With Me
APRIL 29, 2011
Can I provide the :30 second pause so twitchers can check their devices free and clear of my frowny face? This past week I blogged about a “culture of text” that is growing more prevalent (at least in the US). briefly touched on how simulation and simulacrum shape this culture and wrote a bit about latency and agency. Our gadgets are in the realm of the physical. ”).
Who’s Texting Whom?
APRIL 27, 2011
The person texting in the middle of your conversation is providing their correspondent more of their attention. In my last two posts, I introduced an idea that our reliance on text alone as a primary channel for communication is changing us. also described one aspect of this communication, latency , that can help or hinder text communication.
How Unconferences Work
MARCH 19, 2013
There’s nudging, there’s moderation and there’s facilitation — mostly, though, such are groups that authentically provide personalized professional and personal development because with the intimacy of their events and the encouragement to own one’s own experience as part of the collective event… well, there are a lot of people who aren’t finding that nourishment elsewhere. One can argue a lot about how to make ideas actionable and the filtering that inevitably comes from that — that’s not what our time together is for.
Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success
but might be a little vague in providing concrete actions, so you’ll need to dig a bit deeper. Providing OTS courseware in these situations has several advantages. OTS curriculum, it’s fairly easy to provide training to individuals or groups whenever you. While the mainstream social media platforms can provide opportunities for. Seven Simple Secrets to. capital. You’re.
JULY 16, 2012
Some of their questions were “annoying” — they were hard, necessary and revealed uncomfortable holes in what I thought was an easy and simple idea.Alicia came back a week later with the idea of everyone having a report card in which peers would provide “Gold Stars” (literally) to each other based on how a given person inspired, persuaded, helped, encouraged, etc.
The Speed of Text
APRIL 26, 2011
When I’m among others at conferences who use their devices to tweet or take notes while people are imparting wisdom, the ability to share text messages with each other in a shared context provides a wonderfully reflective layer to an event and face-to-face conversations. cy - noun the time that elapses between a stimulus and the response to it. That’s when things can get funky.
Massively Multiplayer Problem Solving
SEPTEMBER 20, 2011
” My reason for including it is to provide another tangible example of how massively multiplayer problem solving works. The recent news about the game FoldIt and the group of players that figured out the protein structure for a key enzyme related to the development of the AIDS virus is both thrilling and marvelous… and it is just the tip of the iceberg on how to leverage cognitive surplus to solve wicked problems with massive, distributed networks collaboratively. Last Monday I posted about Adrien Truille and his games FoldIt and EteRNA. Today, FoldIt makes bigger news.
July Fourth (#JFDid)
JULY 2, 2012
Lots of incredibly talented people, like Ingo Dahn, Anthony Altierri, Andrew Downes among many others, have contributed their considerable know-how on making the spec better, providing edge use cases and prototyped experiments with the tech. On the Fourth of July, 2003, I got a call asking if I’d be interested in working on SCORM for the US Department of Defense. learned a lot.
Microlearning Whitepaper: Small Bites, Big Impact
been providing lukewarm results for years. techniques and solutions that provide more impactful methods for improving employee. But microlearning offers far more than that: • It adapts to the pace of today’s business and meets the needs of your modern learners, providing learning in short bites that are fast and easy to absorb. Aside from providing access over the.
Why Project Tin Can Is Important to Me
NOVEMBER 15, 2010
Something like Foursquare hardly fits into that mental frame for me, yet because so many people have asked for the ability to mashup the “formal” tracking that SCORM provides with vicarious nature of social tools (as one example), there has to be a way — and if there is, that way must be exchangeable, repeatable, improvable and (by the Gods) interoperable.
The DevLearn 2010 Write-up #DL10
NOVEMBER 12, 2010
love panel discussions because they’re so ad hoc and in the moment; I generally approach them as opportunities to ideate collectively with people I really admire and new voices that provide the context I so greatly need. It took me a week to let the excitement settle from DevLearn and reflect. Face-to-Face is not dead; it’s not even close to dead. Monday Night Dinner Party.
Stepping Up for DevLearn 2010 #DL10
OCTOBER 25, 2010
My personal learning journey has taken me on many adventures in the last couple of years. I don’t want to give away the store, but in the spirit of going big or going home (and to provide a little teaser), my 5-6 minutes is going to be on Design Thinking and Democracy. Writing to Ignite #DL10 by me. I am REALLY excited for DevLearn next week. Yeah… I’m going there. I
Bring Your Own WiFi
SEPTEMBER 24, 2010
This week, I attended a conference where the hosting hotel had such insane WiFi fees, provided by a third-party, that the conference simply didn’t provide WiFi. It was a conference on Social Media for Government, and there was no WiFi provided. There, the price of WiFi was so extraordinarily high, they didn’t provide WiFi for the conference, either.
Move Beyond Learning to Applying: A Modern Management Development Program
would love to provide, we need a change. We must go beyond providing great content. to instead take responsibility for providing. Totara, an open source LMS), provides structure. Our platform provides. well beyond providing content to include. provide the manager with talking points. We provide practice guides to help Sue. We now. Right?
Maslow’s Hierarchy of Organizational Social Media Needs
SEPTEMBER 23, 2010
Bottom line is that if you have a community, that provides people with a sense of belonging and opportunity to earn social capital, you’ll have people stick with it. Now you have goals, you have a means to accomplish them and a community that is clicking along, providing your members with a sense of belonging and the opportunities to build and exchange in some social capital.
We Joined A Community
SEPTEMBER 12, 2010
This very nice couple and their two kids were basically assigned to us to be friends By this, I mean we talked with this family for a good hour after our orientation session ended, nom’d on some munchies provided by the Sunday School and got some of the “skinny” on how this co-op works. This morning we started an interfaith Sunday School program. Often times, you go in on your own.
Is Quora Another Distraction? [Quora]
JANUARY 6, 2011
But that makes it a waste of time; and worse, it turns Quora into Digg. I’ve personally been using Quora in two ways: Answering questions where I have niche expertise or perspective, which then provides me with a well articulated topic and content for my personal (but professionally-focused) blog. You’re on LinkedIn. You were cajoled to sign up for Facebook by friends and family, and now you’re talking about doing more “work” stuff on it. You keep hearing about Twitter and you’re finally starting to look into that. ” My answer?
The Art of Community: Building the New Age of Participation
AUGUST 28, 2010
This advice is distilled from Jono Bacon’s personal experiences with founding and building the LugRadio podcast / community / live events, the Jokosher audio editor project, and of course his current role as the Ubuntu Community Manager, with plenty of personal anecdotes that provide the rationale for his suggestions. The Beard's Notebook. The reading, research and publications of Aaron E. Silvers. This content is published under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 license. only ask that you attribute any use of this material. Thank you. Search for: Recent comments. Sign In.
Workbook: Gamification and Your Enterprise Learning Strategy
The purpose of this guide is to provide you with the information and tools you need to. Provide a step-by-step work-plan to show you how to integrate gamification into. Game-based learning is often used as a one- time event to provide insights and instruction in a formal learning setting, either online or. Most games provide. Introduction.3 What is Gamification? system.
JUNE 25, 2010
Organized and immersive, she provided the channeling needed to start designing and got groups of us to apply our imaginations to design games for difficult purposes. If you want to follow up on the details of the session, I highly recommend Wendy Wickham’s (@wwickha1) blog post at [link]. This is the second year I’ve been fortunate enough to participate in the Innovations in Elearning Symposium. Much has changed in the last year since I first attended the conference at George Mason University, so this makes for an interesting reflection. You can always create.
Top 3 Reasons for Replacing eLearning Providers
AUGUST 11, 2016
eLearning eLearning Outsourcing eLearning Providers Replacing eLearning ProvidersThe latest Brandon Hall Report is a revelation for all who are interested in the eLearning outsourcing landscape. It breaks some myths that had so far clouded the path towards outsourcing, one of the popular one was that cost drives eLearning outsourcing. On the contrary the study found that quality, innovation, trust etc. play the […].
How Are You Providing Performance Feedback in Your eLearning?
JULY 13, 2016
You, your organization, and your learners don’t want to spend time—or money—on training that doesn’t provide a solid return. That same model can also serve as a framework for when to provide feedback to your learners. Learning: Throughout the course, designers should use quizzes and interactive content to provide performance feedback. about areas for improvement.
Providing Education to Medical Facilities Nationwide
OCTOBER 21, 2015
They also provide medical rehabilitation services on a contract basis at nursing homes, assisted living and senior care centers, schools and worksites. The post Providing Education to Medical Facilities Nationwide appeared first on JPL Learning Solutions. Video Interview with Select Medical’s Director of Education and Development, Lynn Wonsick.
Leaving performance reviews behind: Where to start [Guide]
We provide both. GIVING FEEDBACK: I provide constructive. properly, managers provide a concrete and comprehensive. The following models provide guidance on how to both set. Sure, we have provided a model above. How can you provide the systematic process. to provide the system and environment. to provide coaching and accountability to. sprints.
Games Can Provide Authentic Experiences
FEBRUARY 23, 2012
To provide effective instruction, it needs to be as authentic to the actual experience as possible. Gamification of context provides two key advantages. So, providing a game for learning creates an authentic environment other than a classroom or a slideshow and highlights how certain variables or actions taken in situation play out over time. The context of an online course or the context of a classroom is not authentic. May times in a classroom or in an elearning module, there are no consequences for wrong decisions or actions. are most people impacted by that. Design