Getting a job as an Instructional Designer
SEPTEMBER 28, 2011
You have to provide some proof of your capabilities and at the very least be able to point to a really kick ass portfolio of design treatments or even courses you’ve built (or collaborated on with someone else). that provides some good discussion and practical tips. I get a lot of emails from people asking me how to break into the ID field. This post is my response to those emails.
Design for How People Learn by Julie Dirksen @usablelearning
NOVEMBER 30, 2011
She explains theory in easy-to-understand terms, provides lots of examples and real world situations to help you see how you can apply the principles she's talking about to your elearning programs. If it’s possible to be in love with a book, then I am in love with this one. Best part is she writes in a real, human voice – very accessible.
Will Thalheimer, Subscription Learning: A Fundamentally Different Form of eLearning #LSCon
MARCH 19, 2014
He''s been talking about subscription learning--moving away from single learning events to provide experiences that ensure better retention and on the job application. Widely spaced repletion can provide the best retention results. You can use lots of different tools and tech to provide spaced learning: email, text, e-learning Use delayed emails (this is easy to set up in Outlook). You can provide a test -- give them a subscription learning thread and then give them an authentic test to "prove". Forgive me any typos or incoherence. Will Thalheimer, PhD. JC Kinnamon).
Cathy Moore on Saving the World from Boring eLearning
SEPTEMBER 7, 2011
Are you providing value or are you a servant to this experience? Adobe Connect session hosted with Allen Partridge, Adobe eLearning Evangelist “The extraordinary, the radical, the amazing Cathy Moore…” How does one navigate this field and become a professional in this space? How did you arrive here, Cathy? When I started out there was no ID degree (in the early 80’s). The Strategic Goal.
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.
Karl Kapp "The Case of the Disengaged Learner" #ATDTK
JANUARY 14, 2015
More tips: Provide multiple scenarios First person thinkers (drop someone into a situation and you have to go solve some problems. These are my liveblogged notes from Karl Kapp''s session at ATD TechKnowledge, happening this week in Las Vegas. Forgive any typos or incoherencies. Karl Kapp professor of ID at Bloomsburg University, author of a lot of great books on eLearning, and general eLearning smarty pants. The average person checks their cell phone 150 times a day - that''s nine times an hour. Smartphone users spend 2.5 hours a day on their phones, some of that playing games.
"Why Learning is the New Work" with Melissa Daimler @mdaimler - opening keynote @ATDCore4
SEPTEMBER 29, 2016
They provide modeling about how to give good feedback – the anatomy of a comment. These are my live-blogged notes from the opening keynote at this week’s ATD Core 4 happening this week in New Orleans. Forgive any typos or incoherencies. Why Learning is the New Work Melissa Daimler, Head of Learning & Development, Twitter @mdaimler [link] Work IS a learning lab and the daily experiences are the curriculum. To create a great learning lab at work, we need to focus on 3 things: Design more iteratively Lead more holistically Learn more intentionally 1. It’s a very sequential process.
Ruth Clark: eLearning and the Science of Instruction: A 10 Year Retrospection
DECEMBER 13, 2011
We need to provide guidance and structure. These are my live blogged notes from December 13, 2011: eLearning Guild Thought Leaders Webinar Ruth Clark and Richard Mayer’s book e-Learning and the Science of Instruction: Proven Guidelines for Consumers and Designers of Multimedia Learning – now in its 3rd edition. An expert in evidence-based elearning – author of seven books! Ruth@clarktraining.com Let’s reflect back on the three editions of the book – what’s stayed the same and what’s changed? Technology has changed! Smart phone…search functions…facebook/web 2.0…gaming…the new family?
Falling in Love all Over Again with ISD – with Allison Rossett at #ASTD2011
MAY 24, 2011
Provide some structure. These are my notes from a session with Allison Rossett “Falling in Love All Over Again—With ISD” at ASTD ICE in Orlando, May 24, 2011. Forgive typos and incoherence… ** ISD got its start in WWII – when the country was preparing soldiers for war. 400 + films – taught standards. Observations in classes to see that standards were met. From the war, these trainer types went into industry – telecom (ATT) Walter Dick – “ISD is applied educational psychology” Instructional design is all abut theory. Behaviorism – incentives and consequences. Practice, practice, practice.
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.
Clark Quinn on Designing Mobile Learning (Audio Interview)
APRIL 14, 2011
If you’re involved with training, I suspect the push for providing mobile solutions is getting stronger. Mobile Learning – seems to finally be tipping. Companies are starting to distribute iPads to their sales teams; practically everyone in corporate has a smart phone now. Start by listening to my recent interview with Clark Quinn. mobile mlearning clark quinn
Building a Learning and Performance Support Ecosystem (Steve Foreman) #elguild
DECEMBER 17, 2014
And we see a trend to provide more options for learning within the work environment and the workflow. That will help you identify where to provide work-based solutions. eLearning Guild online webinar with Steve Foreman (InfoMedia Designs). These are my live blogged notes. Here''s the event page describing the webinar. What is an ecosystem and why build it? To enhance individuals and orgs by connecting people with a broad range of techs that drive performance. ALL of these are included in an ecosystem. with more on-demand training. The six components? Where do you start?
Rick Raymer: Applying Game Design Principles to elearning #devlearn
NOVEMBER 2, 2011
My live blogged notes from Rick Raymer’s (@trickylearning) session at DevLearn November 2, 2011 in Las Vegas. arrived a bit late…my apologies! Rewards need to evoke emotion. wanting + liking = rewarding Rick heard Medina speak at Learning Solutions – where in our brains do we learn? Got him wondering, do wanting and liking occur in two separate places in the brain? Turns out they do live in separate places, which could help explain addiction. Wanting and liking are NOT the same thing. Branching off the central hub like spokes are the topics/levels of the program. Reward effort.
Ian Bogost, #DevLearn “The Real Power of Games for Learning”
OCTOBER 23, 2013
Context: An example of a game he created for Coldstone Creamery, which provided lots of context for employees. This are my liveblogged notes Ian Bogost afternoon keynote session at the eLearning Guild DevLearn Conference , happening this week in Las Vegas. Forgive any incoherence or typos. I am in Vegas, after all. 0. 0. 1. Kineo. Normal. 0. false. false. false. EN-US. Ian Bogost. Author of: Persuasive Games: The Expressive Power of Games. link]. We associate games with childrens’ culture – with sloth – “isn’t there something better you should be doing with your time?”.
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.
How to Combat Cognitive Overload with Connie Malamed #ASTDTK12
JANUARY 25, 2012
Provide resources for informal learning. My live notes from session at ASTDTK12 with @elearningcoach. Long term memory is like a server farm. We can hold 4-5 bits of info in working memory (this is based on newer researcher – the old info was 7 +/- 2 bits…) Rather than concentrate on pushing facts on our learners, we should concentrate on what they have to DO. Give them small bits of info. Long term memory – as far as we know, it’s infinite. It stores info in schemas. We form schemas in working memory. We then bring them into long-term memory. automate schemas to free w.m.
Exploring Social Learning and Smarter Working (eLearning Guild Webinar) #inttime
MARCH 30, 2011
The 4C’s of mobile: Content, Capture, Compute, Communicate Moving from event based model to “slow learning” – to match the way we learn and provide opportunities for repeated activation. It’s not about putting a 60 minute elearning program on a smart phone – it’s about putting pieces into place and providing opps for continuous learning. The people asked and ITA answers… Working Smarter – all the things it takes to get things done in organizations. Using new social technologies to help people get on with their jobs. How do you use social learning to support formal learning?
“Current Need-to-Know Tools and What’s Around the Corner” Nick Floro #olconf
OCTOBER 7, 2015
Make sure everyone who’s creating courses is providing that level of data. Give people diagnostic assessments to provide a customized learning plan. These are my live blogged notes from a concurrent session at this year’s Online Learning Conference , hosted by Training Magazine and happening in Denver. Forgive any typos and incoherencies. Current Need-to-Know Tools and What’s Around the Corner” Nick Floro with Sealworks Trends eLearning community and what we’re doing is rapidly changing. There are almost as many cell phone subscriptions (6.8 billion) as people on the planet (7.2
#TK11 Keynote: Google’s Karen Wickre and Ann Farmer
FEBRUARY 3, 2011
Analytics Part 2: Ann Farmer How successful communications work – ambiguity and encoding… @ Google everyone and everybody contributes to the intranet… On Twitter, hashtags provide context. These are my live blogged notes from Thursday’s keynote at ASTD TK11 with Karen Wickre (Global Communications Team) and Ann Farmer from Google. 100 Twitter accts, 20 FB pages…this is all for Google corporate info (how tos product news, etc.) No dedicates editors – no long approval chains. Writing by individuals not execs. Corporate Comms oversees the internal process for blogs, etc. astd tk11
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?
Trends in Learning - No LMS Left Behind [LSG Webinar Notes]
DECEMBER 15, 2016
learning platform used to do – it had the ability to target a specific group of learners and provide a nice catalog, dividing into groups of courses and targeting groups of people to push out the right content. It’s not enough to just provide a great content to learners and say “go figure out what you want…” That won't meet your objectives. Forgive any typos or incoherencies.
Eli Pariser Keynote, #DevLearn "The Filter Bubble"
OCTOBER 24, 2013
Every major company is moving towards personalization and providing people with more relevant data. Provide the whole picture. This are my liveblogged notes Eli Pariser morning keynote session on Thursday, October 24 at the eLearning Guild DevLearn Conference , happening this week in Las Vegas. Forgive any incoherence or typos. I am in Vegas, after all. Eli Pariser, The Filter Bubble.
Read ‘em and weep elearning
SEPTEMBER 15, 2011
Provide opportunities to practice? I had a conversation today with someone who was still trying to get senior executives in his organization to buy into the whole concept of elearning. He said they’d all just had to go through two hours of state-mandated Sexual Harrassment training. Endless text on the page. Boring, boring, boring. What I call “Read ‘em and weep elearning”.
ASTD #TK11 – Opening Keynote Kara Swisher
FEBRUARY 2, 2011
People filter it, they provide good information. These are my live blogged notes… Kara Swisher – All Things Digital What is happening now in Silicon Valley is a quantum leap – changing industries. issues you need to be aware of (if you’re involved in delivery of information): Social Computers have traditionally been hard to use… Google is like giant yellow pages. FB creates value because everybody is there) – producers of content are the consumer of content – so you care more about the content Information is no longer controlled by gatekeepers. But these changes are coming. astd tk11
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.
One Learning Designer's Look Back at 2012
JANUARY 2, 2013
Well, that learning and development always provides something new to learn. So we've wrapped up 2012 with a few ribbons and bows and have sent it on its way. It was a big year. Some of my professional and personal highlights from 2012 (not that you asked): Growing Kineo US. Our Kineo US team has continued to grow and flourish. So what did I learn from all that? Well, keep on keeping on.
#ICELW Opening Keynote with Steve Wheeler @timbuckteeth "The Future is Mobile…Social…Personal"
JUNE 11, 2014
The “learning” we provide is often too sterile. These are some of the things they were looking at in 2012: Game based learning – provides opportunity for immediate feedback. These are my live blogged notes from the International Conference on eLearning in the Workplace (ICELW) , happing this week in NYC. Forgive any typos or incoherencies. Opening keynote with Steve Wheeler @timbuckteeth, The Future is Mobile…Social…Personal Plymouth University UK “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” ~ Arthur C. Remember that technology is just a tool. Clark
Six Psychological Tricks to Increase Recall #ATD2015 @MindGym
MAY 19, 2015
Recap: Build belief in the early stages of change Create emotional arousal Use stories over facts/stats Use written, shared, implementation intentions Set specific missions built into the workflow Prime the right mindset by providing tools A methodology: Engagement campaign Some type of diagnostic (where you are now - this helps people see value) Create a toolkit and scaffolding to create the right mindset. These are my liveblogged notes from a concurrent session at ATD 2015 , happening this week in Orlando, Florida. Forgive any typos or incoherencies. let's take a look at habit change).
Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Learning Styles as Fortune Telling
MAY 21, 2007
Provide support and control mechanisms to help learners "stick with it." Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Monday, May 21, 2007 Learning Styles as Fortune Telling My research into understanding the role of learning styles in e-Learning continues. Im struck by why I find this topic so interesting. rating is 100% reliable. and.70.
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.
Donald Clark: Algorithmic/Adaptive Learning #DevLearn
OCTOBER 1, 2015
things algorithms do that teachers can't: ignore gender, race, social background free from cognitive biases never get tired, ill… do things that brains cannot personalize learning personal reporting prevent failure and drop-out automatically improve courses scale AI Robots Bloom wrote a paper showing that 1-1 tutorial provided massive results – it’s incredibly powerful. These are my live blogged notes from the opening session at this year's DevLearn, hosted by the eLearning Guild and happening in Las Vegas. Forgive any typos and incoherencies. It’s time to do the same for learning.
ASTD #TK11 Opening Keynote Tony Bingham
FEBRUARY 2, 2011
Learning professionals are still playing catchup with web 3.0, but plan to catch up quickly” Strategies for Learning Professionals …learn about the mobile web, the smarter web, the immersive web (identity management, governance, search and discovery, mobile and augmented reality) In 2015: mobile learning provided by most orgs, ISD (instructional design) will demand new skills and mindsets – interactive, multi-media, dynamic, device management target and immediate… Are you ready Here we are in sunny San Jose, kicking off ASTD’s TechKnowledge 2011. to be creative?) Is Web 2.0 a Fad?
Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Describing What You Do: Instructional Design
MAY 6, 2009
will use the term e-Learning Designer, but include that I provide interactive training accessed via my companys Intranet. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Wednesday, May 06, 2009 Describing What You Do: Instructional Design Youre at a playground and you start talking to the mom sitting on the bench next to you. Eventually, she asks you what you do for work. What do you say? Are you met with comprehension or blank stares? This was me yesterday: Playground Mom: So, what do you do? Me: Im an instructional designer. We move on.
"Building a Smarter Learning Ecosystem" w/ @JD_Dillon at @ATDCore4
SEPTEMBER 29, 2016
Provide the manager with actionable data about their employees. Who was leveraging the resources we were providing? Wanted to get into video to provide more structured learning opps. These are my live-blogged notes from a concurrent session at his week’s ATD Core 4 happening this week in New Orleans. Forgive any typos or incoherencies. Building a Smarter Learning Ecosystem JD Dillon, Principal Learning Strategist, Axonify @jd_dillon Intermingling networks…. The components that make up your org’s ecosystem is different than another org’s ecosystem. What are we prioritizing?
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.
Learning Record Stores with Tim Martin #ASTDTK14
JANUARY 24, 2014
link] ) Two parties in xAPI/Tin Can: Activity Provider and the Learning Record Store How might you use Tin Can today? These are my live blogged notes from Tim Martin''s session at ASTD Tech Knowledge, wrapping up today in Las Vegas. Tin Can 101: It’s a shared system for two systems to talk about the things that a person does. Unlike SCORM which was about content in a browser. There’s much more here: [link] ) TinCan allows simulators, servers, mobile devices, etc to communicate. Tin Can is driven by a web service based solution. Developers, apparently, will like this. Start small.