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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.

Educator as a Design Thinker

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DaveHallmon : Always enjoying Jackie’s doodles and reminders that we must think again about our current systems and pedagogy. Originally posted on User Generated Education : Resources for Educator as a Design Thinker. n.d.). Design Thinking for Educators Toolkit – [link]. Pfau, P. 2014).

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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.

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.

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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.

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.

Vote for the Top 100 Tools for Learning 2014

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Originally posted by Jane Heart’s Jane’s Pick of the Day: Vote for the Top 100 Tools for Learning 2014. Thank you so much Jane for curating this list every year. Looking forward to it. The 8th annual survey is now open to find the Top 100 Tools for Learning 2014. A learning tool is defined as any software or online tool or service that you use either for your own personal or professional learning, for teaching or training, or for creating e-learning solutions.

MOOCs – A Tsunami of Promises

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Originally posted on popenici : The prediction was that MOOCs will completely change the game in higher education.

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Lynda Acquires Compilr. Now what Atomic Learning?

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I am currently on a committee at my university to compare the offerings of training platforms like Lynda.com and Atomic Learning.

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!

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.

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?

Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success

Off-the-shelf elearning is applicable for a wide audience, but it won’t address your organization’s unique situations or distinctive content. So are these courses all that helpful? For sure! Read on for 7 secrets to make off-the-self learning your own.

eLearning Manifesto: The problem isn’t how present is wrapped. The problem is what is inside the box.

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I have been blogging in a series about a recent movement in eLearning or perhaps a “manifesto” of sorts called the eLearning Manifesto.

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 :-).

Using digital stories in elearning

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DaveHallmon : If you are not grounding the learner in a story that they can apply to their lives, what are you doing? Originally posted on Making a difference : Digital stories are a quick meaningful way to get a message across.

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.

The Secret to Getting Learning Results May Not Be What You Think

Do you struggle to achieve measurable results with your learning solutions? If so, you’re not alone. According to CEB, traditional training only creates 37% learning transfer. This guide explores the causes of poor transfer and concrete steps to achieving better outcomes.

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?

eLearning Principles from MOOC expert—Tina Seeling

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Can you teach creativity? Can you teach creativity online? Can you teach creativity to more than 44 thousand students online? Tina Seeling was crazy enough to try this in some previous MOOCs that she has taught for Stanford. She has a new MOOC coming up from through NovoEd , called Creativity: Music to My Ears. The course starts on April 2 nd 2014 and last for six-weeks. The course is designed to explore several factors that stimulate creativity in individuals, teams, and organizations.

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.

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 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.

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!

“Labels Do Matter” A brief look at IBSTPI Competencies for Instructional Designers

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Wither we like it or not, technology solutions are cheap and the go to panacea for training

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I came across another discussion on the Chief Learning Officer Magazine group on LinkedIn started by Ladan Nikravan Senior Editor at MediaTec Publishing.

The complete eLearning journey

As an eLearning designer wouldn’t it be great if you could take charge of your eLearning environment right from storyboarding your ideas to generating responsive eLearning courses to being able to effectively deploy and track your learners’ performance?

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.

Can we use machines to analyze students 21st Century Learning skills in a MOOC?

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One of the recent episodes on e-Literate TV showcases Michael Feldstein interviewing Simon Buckingham Shum from Open University in the United Kingdom at the 2013 MOOC Research Initiative Conference.

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.

A Primer for Content Managers 

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Have you come across Doug’s post on LinkedIn? Lynda.com: What Content Managers Do (and Why They’re So Important). Doug’s point about the behind the scenes effort of a Content Manager doesn’t communicate the severity of the need for content management. “But the work of the content manager is never done.

5 Key Aspects of Accurate Learning Management Systems Pricing

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Designing Discomfort Into “Free” Games…

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Airports purportedly design the baggage claim areas to be uncomfortable in order to minimize crowds. What are other examples where designers deliberately create an unhappy user experience? Check out Quora to see what others have been sharing.