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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
David Kelly "Building a Learning Strategy from an Ecosystem of Resources" #ATDTK
JANUARY 16, 2015
Providing the least disruptive support to help people and give them what they need. These are my live blogged notes from David Kelly''s concurrent session here at ATD TechKnowledge, happening this week in Las Vegas. Forgive any typos or incoherencies. shift in the ways we define learning strategies within our organizations. Why don''t orgs have a learning strategy? Some orgs the l&d as a team is a new idea -- they''re just hitting the low hanging fruit and there''s no strategy in place. shift happened a while ago -- we went from being training orgs to learning orgs. Culture is huge.
Ethan Edwards: 5 Most Important Analysis Questions You’ll Ever Ask #devlearn
NOVEMBER 3, 2011
many authoring systems don’t support design – they provide formatting options. Need to provide meaningful consequences. Can you show me an active demo, a detailed sim, or provide an opportunity to directly observe the desired performance? My live blogged notes with session with Ethan Edwards of Allen Interactions (www.alleninteractions.com). Same issues we’re dealing with in elearning today that we were dealing with 30 years ago. Better elearning, better processes! ADDIE…we’ve heard of it, is it iterative? Regardless of what you do – you need analysis/backgrounding.
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?
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?
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
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.
Evaluating Training - Capturing the Benefits Aspects of ROI
event are important and the happy sheets do serve a purpose, but will they really provide enough hard. Whether making the decision to invest in people, or to simply maintain or decrease training budgets, training programs that provide immediate impact and maximum overall return on investment are an. Evaluating Training – Capturing the Benefits Aspect of ROI. But because. incurred.
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?”.
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.
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.
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?
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.
New Brandon Hall Group report forecasts major shift in 2016 online learning trends
technology providers. other areas in which organizations give learning technology providers failing grades. 11 Research Summary About Brandon Hall Group Brandon Hall Group is a HCM research and advisory services firm that provides insights around key performance areas, including Learning and. Your membership provides you with personal connections to fellow professionals.
“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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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”.
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?
Soren Kaplan, Leapfrogging to Learning Breakthroughs and Innovation, Opening Keynote at #LSCon
MARCH 19, 2014
How do you think about what you’re providing. Provide “experimentation time” Atlassian has FedExDays – you can take the day off but you have to deliver something of value overnight. These are my live blogged notes for the opening keynote at the eLearning Guild’s Learning Solutions 2014 , happening this week in Orlando, Florida. Forgive me any typos or incoherence. Soren Kaplan, Redefining Innovation: Harness the power of surprise for business breakthroughs. So how do we create breakthrough innovations? 1. Rethink your role. Give them a different incentive. InNOvation.
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.
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).
#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
5 Unknown Ways You're Wasting Your Training Budget
Knowledge Retention Time Since Training 1 Hour 100% 30% 50% 10% 24 Hours 1 Week 10 Solution: Provide shorter training material with continual. WHITE PAPER 5 Unknown Ways. You’re Wasting Your. individual employees according to Bersin by Deloitte. When it comes to training budgets, leaders. struggle to pinpoint what impact (if any) their training programs are having. So what’s the result?
John Seeley Brown Keynote at #ASTD2013
MAY 21, 2013
How do we become the architects of the institutions that we want these kids to be part of – to provide fluidity and scale (without inertia or mass). 0. 0. 1. Kineo. Normal. 0. false. false. false. EN-US. These are my live blogged notes from the opening session at the ASTD International Conference and Expo (ICE) -- happening this week in Dallas, TX. 10,000 or so training and development people here to extend their practice. Forgive any typos or incoherence! This morning''s keynote with John Seely Brown: [link]. How to turn any situation into a learning moment? Basically, work IS social.
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.
Lisa Doyle Veterans Affairs Acquisition Academy #ASTDTK12
JANUARY 27, 2012
Second only to the Dept of Ed in providing educational benefits. My live notes from today’s closing session at ASTD TK12 in Las Vegas. Lisa Doyle is the Chancellor of the Veterans Affairs Acquisition Academy and named Chief Learning Office of the Year by CLO Magazine for 2012. The more we understand our Veterans, the better we will serve them.” VA – second largest cabinet level agency in the US. 300,000 employees. 152 medical centers and hospitals across US. Largest cemetery system in teh US. 55% of VA workforce is eligible for retirement in the next ten years. Competency based programs.
Corporate University Week: Leveraging Learning to Engage Employees and Foster Culture at BMO
NOVEMBER 15, 2011
In addition to general orientation, provide role orientation (e.g., Second presentation as part of the Corporate University Week opening session. These are my live blogged notes. Barbara Dirks Chief Learning Officer Institute for Learning BMO Financial Group (1600+ branches in North America) Bank of Montreal… Vision: To be the bank that defines great customer experience. in each room.
How the right tech tools for your team can power your sales enablement strategy
providing an opportunity to practice the skills required. here is to ensure your training program provides individual attention and im- mediate feedback for trainees. INSTANT ACCESS TO CONTENT IN THE FIELD Provide learning content in both push and pull modalities to accommodate a. Always look for a LMS that provides an off-the-shelf integration with your CRM. ENABLEMENT?
Power to the SMEs! – a Presentation the BBP Way
SEPTEMBER 16, 2010
added some initial slides and some slides at the end to provide a final recap and some additional resources. Today I presented a webinar through MyKineo : Power to the SMEs! Empowering subject matter experts to help create better eLearning. Here are some initial thoughts on the process and the outcome. Once you complete the outline, you publish your “headlines” to PPT. Power to the SMEs!
Brain and Memory with Arthur Kohn #astdtk13
JANUARY 31, 2013
The carrying capacity of memory can be expanded if you provide enriched content. These are my liveblogged notes from a concurrent session with Arthur Kohn. I'm at the ASTD Tech Knowledge 2013 Conference kicking off today January 29, 2013 in San Jose, California. Apologies for typos and incoherence. Brain and Memory: Seven Tips that Improve E-Learning. Arthur Kohn, PhD. Fulbright Professor of Cognitive Science. He starts us off with a memory test. He gives us 15 words in turn and then after he's said them all, we write them down in any order: (I remembered 12 out of 15 of them!).
Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Value of Instructional Designers
JANUARY 7, 2008
We imagine providing the same tools to subject matter experts that we expect instructional designers to use, and asking them to be a one person show. In the business world, the justification for the expense of a learning solution has to be proven by providing some sort of measurable outcome. Im not being a purist here; often its helpful to provide practice in using the job aid.
Andy Whitaker "Matching Learning Paths w/Performance Using Tin Can" #ATDTK
JANUARY 15, 2015
With Tin Can, we talk about an Activity Provider and an LRS (Learning Record Store). These are my live blogged notes from Andy Whitaker''s concurrent session here at ATD TechKnowledge, happening this week in Las Vegas. Forgive any typos or incoherencies. Andy Whitaker, Consultant, Rustici Software @tincandy How can we implement Tin Can (xAPI -- "experience API") in our organizations to get real benefit? Matching learning to performance with Tin Can Most "learning activity" is tracked in orgs in an LMS using SCORM. It''s a cobbling together of reports. Andy attended TK 2015." Why is this?
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.
LearnNow Morning Session July 25 2012 #ASTDLN
JULY 25, 2012
Before Apply – provide planners (reference guides, wikis, blogs, elearning). During Apply – provide sidekicks (job aids, context sensitive help, FAQ’s, coach/mentor, help desk, twitter). After Apply – provide quick checks (checklists, assessment tools, feedback loop). These are my notes from the morning session of ASTD LearnNow Conference, happening July 25 & 26 on the lovely shores of the Charles River in Cambridge, MA. I’m co-facilitating this event with Bob Mosher (Ontuitive), Conrad Gottfredson (Ontuitive) and Chad Udell (Float Learning). Have we become that?
danah boyd ASTD Tech Knowledge Key Note #astdtk13
JANUARY 30, 2013
Mobile phones don’t give them mobility (because their lives are so scheduled), but it provides interstitial connection. Provides social grooming – they’re saying nothing, but maintaining a meaningful relationship because they can’t be together (“hi. 0. 0. 1. Kineo. 10206. Normal. 0. false. false. false. EN-US. Apologies for typos and incoherence. danah boyd. Microsoft Research. link].