YouTube versus Vimeo — What’s the Difference?
MARCH 4, 2011
The compressor provides more settings and also allows you to save a profile such as “Vimeo Export Settings.”. (2) Format and User Type. Vimeo. Vimeo is optimized for HD video (default playback setting) and gives the user numerous ways to share and distribute video. However, Vimeo, like YouTube, works best when your video is exported and optimized for the compression settings Vimeo prefers.
Is Blogging Really Worth My Time? Throwing Down The Gauntlet (Part 1)
FEBRUARY 15, 2011
If someone invents a medium that provides a more effective or less costly mechanism through which the forces can operate, then blogs will recede and that medium will take their place. I’ve had several recent discussions with colleagues about whether one’s blogging actually influences others in meaningful ways. And we’re not just talking about page views, comments, and pingbacks.
Social Media and the Large Organization…Turn Your “Whuffie” into Serious Waffles
OCTOBER 26, 2010
GCN or Government Computer News provided numerous recent examples of how the U.S. As a communicator whose occupational focus is educational, I often find the social media landscape both exhilarating and downright annoying. Truth be told, the never-ending stream of articles, presentations, and books that focus on social media more often than not fall into the “annoying” category.
Netflix’s rise to the top – how did they do it?
APRIL 26, 2011
They’ve dipped their toe into these peripheral areas a few times (Roku box), but think of the In and Out Burger menu as their nearest of kin when it comes to business models—they provide a singular service and do it better than anyone else. 2. Netflix surpassed yet another milestone this week: It now has more subscribers than the largest cable TV operator in the U.S. Core business.
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.
A New Way to Connect with Plain Old Telephones
NOVEMBER 3, 2010
Using a provider ( TeleForum by Broadnet) we were able to simultaneously dial up 99,500 Oregon and Utah AARP members using information from an AARP database. It gave us a powerful way to have a conversation with our target audience, provide an interactive educational experience, elicit feedback, and market our e-learning materials. with targeted information.
How Long Does it Take to Create E-learning?
SEPTEMBER 29, 2010
Chapman Alliance recently released their data-heavy survey results that provide benchmarks for E-learning development. For those developing E-learning deliverables, this is THE question. Essentially, it’s all about project scope and assuming that your most conservative estimate is still probably too low—there’s always something else that will need to be added, modified or enhanced.
What file sharing strategies work for e-learning developers?
SEPTEMBER 24, 2010
As a project manager, I’ve usually found ftp an easy way to exchange files between content providers, production staff, and design contractors. As you collaborate with others outside your local network in the development of e-learning materials, how do you share files? But what if your company or institution does not support an ftp site? There are many file sharing options out there. Thanks!
Audio Slideshows – Human Interest Storytelling
JULY 20, 2010
While a layer of narrative can be added to provide context, some of most powerful stories are those that utilize the ambient sounds and highlight the most salient moments of the event with an appropriate photo. Online teaching takes many shapes and isn’t always conventional in form. well-known medium for digital storytelling is the audio slideshow. Hoedad Audio Slideshow. The Basics.
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.
iPad, The Ultimate Family Room Device?
JUNE 8, 2010
Now, I’d like to provide some input about the iPad relative to what I see as its true product category: the family room web device. To test my hypothesis and provide more substance to my barber banter, I brought an iPad home last week and let my wife and two boys (10 and 5) try it out. Hence, the reoccurring statement from many of the student types, “It’s basically a large iPhone.”
Nonlinear Presentations: Alternatives to “Death By Powerpoint”?
MAY 25, 2010
Note that Microsoft has just completed a beta test for an add-on for PowerPoint called pptPlex that provides similar nonlinear capacity (PC only). A recent reference in the New York Times indicates the U.S. Army is close to declaring war on PowerPoint. Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal, who heads U.S. Some problems in the world are not bullet-izable.” Are there alternatives? Prezi map.
Engaging the e-learner who lacks interest and incentive
MAY 10, 2010
Learning opportunities are often geared for two main groups: those motivated to take a course, either because it is required or would provide advancement in their career or other practical benefit in their life; and those with a passionate interest in enriching their understanding of a subject or improving their skills in some activity. Antonin Artaud.
The future is mobile, but will it be participatory or proprietary?
APRIL 9, 2010
If the user needs additional functions, they must rely on the vendor to provide upgrades or new equipment, in addition to maintenance. The code is open to being altered; anyone can join and use the networks; people can communicate between different types of machines and service providers. But will mobile learning be fundamentally truly participatory or actually proprietary?
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?
Ning… where to go when the public square charges an entrance fee?
APRIL 16, 2010
However, like many in the proprietary software camp, Ning has tried to make nice with developers by providing more API ( application programming interface ) access—think viewing your Netflix queue on a 3rd party Web site or phone app. Ning announced today that it will soon convert existing customers to a fee-for-service subscription or cut them loose. Some suggestions follow. It depends.
Ten Tips to Produce More Professional Online Video Interviews
MARCH 26, 2010
You might want to also occasionally reframe the picture to provide some variety when editing your interview. The personal interview is perhaps the most powerful tool for video storytelling both online and off. Use a lavalier mic. Use the best microphone you can get your hands on. This should be a lavalier mic, either wireless, or wired with a sufficiently long audio cable. Use a tripod.
Don’t stop at access to e-learning—we need experience and opportunity
FEBRUARY 2, 2010
In addition to providing access, educators and e-learning developers need to provide a memorable experience (experiential learning) and stepping stones for life’s next steps (opportunity). New technologies, such as those frequently discussed here, now provide an abundance of tools for educators to engage learners online. It is a good word. But it is insufficient. Access.
Mobile E-learning Publishing: iPad, iPhone, or Kindle – Which do iChoose?
FEBRUARY 22, 2010
We are currently working on an app for the iPhone and feel this will provide us with an opportunity to understand how we can best use this format to help promote larger print-based projects and also bring interactivity to those publications that are place-based, procedural and fit the metaphor of a field guide. What did their “stealth” analysis uncover?
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.
It’s Not (Only) About the Money
FEBRUARY 16, 2010
Among the types of individual studies that were reviewed in the meta-analysis, a couple of specific examples help provide greater detail, and together they indicate improvement can occur in both undergraduate and graduate programs. Although it is true that much of our e-learning thinking these days revolves around money, our work is not only about the money. USDoE graphic.
Social Learning Galleries of the Future: Art Overpowers Facebook
NOVEMBER 16, 2009
The Web learning environment of the future is creative centered; the best small glimpse of this I could find today is this MoMA exhibit designed to provide rich, experiential engagement through art ; if anyone has more or better examples, please post them. 2. for their take on Web curation from the information-provider perspective. Institute for the Future. In 1901, H.G.
Augmented Reality and The Coming Tsunami of Location Learning Apps
OCTOBER 26, 2009
Pop ups appear directly on top of your image-filled viewfinder providing historical video clips and a marker where the tomb of the unknown soldier lies. Case in point: Imagine a new technology that leverages many of the unique mobile device characteristics you’ve come to know and love and helps you navigate your physical environment with more intentionality. So, what is AR?
Social Media and Brass Tacks…8 Examples from the Front Line
SEPTEMBER 21, 2009
To demonstrate how some of this confluence between content variation, personal/professional development, serving end-users and media comes together, I thought providing some examples would be the most efficient approach. We then worked with this group to help ensure that there were volunteers who could help provide momentum as the community got underway. Mastery of Aging Well.
Are your managers ready for a world without formal performance reviews?
GIVING FEEDBACK: I provide constructive. SETTING. EXPECTATIONS: My team members are clear on. their roles & responsibilities. 2. DELEGATING: I eﬀectively identify tasks that. others can take on to develop their. capabilities and free my time for. more strategic activities. 3. COACHING: I support my team members by. challenging and encouraging them. to think for themselves and take.
Participatory, on-the-go education
AUGUST 10, 2009
RSS feeds provide subscribers the latest files, to be watched or listened to on a computer or any number of mobile devices. For example, podcasting can be used to provide an additional point of access and to decrease demands on Extension educators. Many land-grant universities are providing some form of podcast of their Extension materials. Podcasts can be audio or video.
Social Networking – Library or Coffee Shop? Part I
JULY 27, 2009
Most recently, social networking tools have helped organize Iranian political movements and provided a catalyst to facilitate Barak Obama’s ascendency to the Presidency ( read about Chris Hughes ). In my next post, I will provide some examples of how OSU is using virtual Communities of Practice (CoP) and some other Web 2.0 So, what does Web 2.0 Why is this usually the case?
JUNE 26, 2009
The key to crowdsourcing is matching the need (what you are seeking) with those who can address the need (provide solutions). Crowdsourcing has become a popular mechanism to generate innovations and harness the contributions of mass volunteers for a specific purpose. Crowdsourcing often takes the form of a company or agency placing an open call for help to solve a problem.
Who feeds the information society?
JUNE 1, 2009
It is the education/communication set of activities that “maximizes the return on the research investment; it provides value to the research product, which is intrinsically worthless” (Charles Wallace in Transportation Research Circular 488 ). Or can we figure out a way to utilize technology to provide open access educational materials for the benefit of the population as a whole?
Whitepaper: When The LMS Isn’t Enough
of respondents are looking to leave their current LMS platform and move to a new provider. do not provide the data and analytics the companies need.” When the LMS isn’t Enough How to Turbocharge Your LMS and Improve. Learning Retention for Bottom Line Results W H I T E P A P E R 2Table of Contents. The LMS is running out of gas.3 The LMS doesn’t have enough horse power.4 expectations.
E-learning in the Mobile World and the Right Business Model to Deliver It
JUNE 9, 2009
Do you think web-ready mobile devices provide new opportunities for educational media? Have you seen the new Verizon netbook ? Is it a laptop, a souped-up PDA? Neither, it’s a “ netbook ”—netbooks have been around for awhile now, but the fact that this one was selling for under $200 definitely caught my eye. sign of things to come? Many think so, like Steve Brotman in his Vcball blog.
Social Networking in Times of Stress and Personal Emergencies
MAY 11, 2009
Skype was literally a lifesaver in the resulting frenzy of phone calls to contact our stateside insurance carrier and coordinate international communications between the hospital in Bonaire and distant health providers. And most importantly, the blog provided a means for others to post messages in a guestbook, that I (and later my wife) and site visitors could read.
How small is too small for educational technologies to be meaningful?
MAY 3, 2009
But many relatively new technologies such as widgets and micro-blogs now provide greater options for delivering educational content in tiny sizes to massive audiences. Using small, modular components as the building blocks of educational programs is nothing new to curriculum developers. These videos demonstrate that the minute is the new hour. But do they go far enough?
Facebook and the Public Square
APRIL 22, 2009
This could be more clearly demonstrated by providing online, compelling content that has been vetted by the university and allows students to quickly and effectively form associations with each other. At present, the tools of choice in most distance education programs are usually Blackboard, Moodle or other content management systems. Oh no! and 3.5; as against GPAs between 3.5 sites.
Ditching the formal performance review? Kineo shares 3 Elements for Success
Means: We have to have a way to provide an ongoing stream. Skills Gap 3% 38% 59% 5% 61% 33% 6% 46% 48% 9% 62% 29% 1000 Providing career. GIVING FEEDBACK: I provide constructive. provide the system and environment. provide coaching and accountability to. An improved solution for developing front- line managers should provide a scorecard. The e-learning provides an. in the e-learning program, providing fertile ground. Extend the Learning Activities within each module provide. tools are provided to help the manager. Moving.
Make way for virtual learning communities
MARCH 25, 2009
They are now providers of “opportunities for edification and involvement rather than just a provider of serial subscriptions” ( David Leslie in the Journal of Mammalogy ). You don’t have to go far to find a newspaper that has implemented a social network to provide its readers/subscribers opportunities to comment on stories, post photos, or join forums on their favorite topics.
Avatars and Clippy the Talking Paperclip
MARCH 17, 2009
David Miller’s Subquark blog provides some interesting examples of how he and others are using Second Life in E-learning contexts and creating avatars to augment learning environments. Don’t look now, but perhaps the next industry to be undone by robots is education. OK, maybe not. So, why the initial hesitation and angst when you hear “avatar”? Perhaps it’s Clippy, the talking paperclip.
Baby Boomers and Instructional Design
MARCH 2, 2009
The funding for this project came from the USDA and the principle investigator and content provider is a very well-respected associate professor tied to OSU Extension. Pate, Du and Harvard in the article Instructional Design - Considering the Cognitive Learning Needs of Older Learners , state: “Research has provided evidence that mental decline is not a consequence of aging.
The art of disconnecting
DECEMBER 24, 2010
He provides examples from Plato, Seneca, Gutenberg, Shakespeare, Benjamin Franklin, Thoreau, and Marshall McLuhan in a context that is very relevant and helpful to our contemporary situation. Do you have the impulse to check your email or social network updates when you get up, throughout the day, between tasks, as an interruption in the middle of a task, in the evening, in the middle of the night, anytime? There might be a message you are interested in or something you “need” to respond to …. This is a time when I don’t need to know there is a new message. need a break. Happy holidays.
The Performance Management Storm: Four Macro-Trends Driving the Change
development, provides better data on. and providing the resources and support. effectively, monitor performance on a day- to-day basis, and provide timely feedback. Means: We have to have a way to provide an ongoing. ManagementPlus portal We provide detailed reporting on results and. 1Why Your Company Will Need to. moving from traditional performance. it happen.