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Do you have the right attitude toward your eLearning?

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I have been participating in a MOOC that I am involved with through NovoEd , called Creativity: Music to My Ears. It started last week and the instructor, Tina Seeling from Stanford University shared recently that if we want to be creative then we must be driven and have attitude!

Our eLearners are suffering from information glut. What does this mean for our eLearning designs?

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I have been thinking a lot lately about the concepts of information glut, data smog, information overload, etc. In a previous posting, Does it matter if you are late to class in a MOOC?

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Our eLearners desire something human. The best designs let something human look back at them.

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I have enjoyed this month’s issue of Wired, especially an article from senior writer, Mat Honan. I couldn’t find his article on the web, otherwise I would have just linked to it.

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What makes a teacher successful in an online classroom is no different than a face-to-face classroom

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I have been involved in a heated discussion on the Chief Learning Officer Magazine group on LinkedIn and mentioned this previously on this posting, Why do we need to know the hottest eLearning trends? Why not innovate learning with what we already have?

Workplace Mask Policy & Return to Work Templates

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How are you going to “add new value” to your eLearning?

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Think for a moment about the tech companies that we know and perhaps love. More importantly the ones that we know. For example, take Microsoft, Google, and Facebook to name some small ones.

What are some ways to cut corners, save time, and be more efficient at developeing eLearning?

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Be sure that you check out Google’s UX designer, Michael Margolis, tips on productive design (see Google Ventures On 8 Shortcuts For Better, Faster Design Research ). Do these apply to eLearning or instructional design? Of course they do :-).

Grilled Cheese Sandwiches by Parachute? eLearning by Parachute? How are you bringing your learning to your students?

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I don’t know if you have heard about the “float down eatery” in Melbourne which brings you your lunch in the most delightful way? Doesn’t grilled cheese sandwich tethered to a parachute and delivered right you sound ingenious?

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eLearning Paradigms 2014

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*Reblog. This content was originally posted on Will Thalheimer’s WillAtWorkLearning: eLearning Paradigms 2014. Thank you so much Will for creating this paradigms list and your efforts to the eLearning Manifesto.

eLearning Manifesto: Can we take a dose of our own medicine? Do you want to take your own eLearning?

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Let’s continue looking into the eLeanringManifesto.org which I started blogging about previously. What happened when four industry leading professionals talked about ways to improve the state of eLearning?

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How can we get our clients to play the “What If” game?

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Can we all agree that technology can sometimes be a double-edged sword? Some technology can cause people to lose their job because it is replaced by technology. Although, some technology can make new jobs possible.

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“Labels Do Matter” A Brief Survey of Instructional Design Job Posting Titles

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An interesting article that I remember reading a few years ago, Labels Do Matter by Patrick Lowenthal who I collaborate with on Twitter and the ITForum.

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Our learners are social: Television has talked to us for decades, but it never listened!

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I have enjoyed this month’s issue of Wired, especially an article from senior writer, Mat Honan. I couldn’t find his article on the web, otherwise I would have just linked to it. I heard from him on Twitter today that the full article will be made available soon.

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eLearning Manifesto: Can we break the multifaceted pattern of bad eLearning?

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Yesterday I started a blog series about a recent movement in eLearning or perhaps a “manifesto” of sorts by introducing The eLeanring Manifesto Instigators.

Build or Buy an LMS? How to Pick the Right Solution for Your Budget

BUDGET. When it comes to picking your next LMS that six-letter word is probably the most important part of the decision-making process. So, what are your options to get the best possible eLearning solution without breaking the bank? Build it or buy it. This guide from Lambda’s eLearning experts details absolutely everything you need to consider so you can pick the perfect eLearning solution for your organization and budget.

How do your online students identify with your university?

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I have been spending some time here lately wondering if the students in my classes (and the classes that I design of faculty) are taking the class and becoming “Thor the Viking” or just an online student? There is always much to be said in terms of retention of online students.

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How will social media change the #WorldCup?

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The World Cup officially kicked off yesterday! While I am not a fan of soccer or sports in general I am interested to see the effects of social media on such a major social event. Twitter has been planning ahead to avoid another crash like what happened with the 2014 Oscars.

Content without design is just stuff!

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What an amazing reminder from Joe Pulizzi of Content Marketing Institute that content without strategy is just stuff! Here today I would like to posit that this is the same is the same for instructional design. Content without design is just stuff!

Does it matter if you are late to class in a MOOC? Thousands a week still register for MOOCs even after they are completed…

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Senior lecturer, Jennifer Campbell from the Department of Computer Science at University of Toronto was recently interviewed by Phil Hill from Stanford University at the 2013 MOOC Research Initiative Conference back in December.

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Is there only one answer to the eLearning problems that you look at? Then you are not being imaginative enough…

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I have been enjoying absorbing the first lecture in a recent MOOC I am involved with through NovoEd , called Creativity: Music to My Ears.

A Lesson Plan for eLearning

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I came across Harold Jarche ‘s blog today where he discussed, a brief history education delivered via The Internet, see Learning is Connecting. Check it out.

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Why Google doesn’t care about college degrees, in 5 quotes

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DaveHallmon : I couldn’t agree more. The purpose of a resume is just to get you in for an interview. Nothing more. Nothing less. It is the only piece of advertising that you get to sell yourself and it is “ocean front property!”

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Online students stuck with a Buddhism MOOC because they truly wanted to learn…

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I came across an article from Slate today, The Death of MOOCs Has Been Greatly Exaggerated by Robert Wright. He wanted to share that his MOOC, titled Buddhism and Modern Psychology , is wrapping up successfully on Coursera.

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Just launched! 2020 Customer Education Benchmarks and Trends Report

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eLearning Student Considerations from MOOC expert—Tina Seeling

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In a previous post, eLearning Principles from MOOC expert—Tina Seeling I discussed some “eLearning principles” from her mini lecture on course design that I think should influence how we design eLearning experiences. Tina has a new MOOC coming up through NovoEd , called Creativity: Music to My Ears.

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Why do we need to know the hottest eLearning trends? Why not innovate learning with what we already have?

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Ladan Nikravan Senior Editor at MediaTec Publishing , asked the following question in a LinkedIn group that I follow, Chief Learning Officer Magazine. “What Are Today’s Hottest Learning Trends?

How To Dethrone Google, and Who Will Likely Do It (Hint: Not Facebook)

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Really enjoyed your post @derekbrown. As Google already is, they must fight to maintain the value that they have built for their market.

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What would our eLearning designs become if we worked in one of Google’s 8 Crazy Offices?

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I am currently enjoying the Creativity: Music to My Ears MOOC through NovoEd via the instructor, Tina Seeling from Stanford University. I came across something today that perhaps you may identify with. Does your habitat foster creativity?

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9 Ways to Manage Costs and Prepare for Future Growth

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Lynda.com vs. Atomic Learning

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I have recently been asked to represent my department on a committee to decide with the instructional video offerings of Atomic Learning are meeting the needs of our university students, faculty, and staff.

Is It Possible That Online Students Want To Talk To Each Other?

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Last week I shared a snibit from Mat Honan’s article which I also have included below and discussed that our eLearners are social. If you are interested in this topic, check out my tag, Social Presence.

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Chind?gu, Chocolate Chip Cookies, and eLearning

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I have been participating in a MOOC that I am involved with through NovoEd , called Creativity: Music to My Ears.

Can we determining best practices for learning in different types of MOOCs, e.g., xMOOCs and cMOOCs?

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I came across an interview today between eLeanring evangelist, Michael Feldstein from Stanford University and Martin Weller from Open University’s Institute of Educational Technology. The interview took place at the 2013 MOOC Research Initiative Conference back in December.

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