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The Long Tail, the 80:20 Rule and the role of learning professionals

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“What is the Scope of our Responsibility as Learning Professionals?” ” In 1959 Peter Drucker coined the term “knowledge worker” to describe one who works primarily with information or one who develops and uses knowledge in the workplace. It is performed… Continue Reading → The post The Long Tail, the 80:20 Rule and the role of learning professionals appeared first on E-Learning Curve Blog. e-learning knowledge worker Long Tail Pareto Principle

The unbearable lightness of knowledge working

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Here’s an interesting article that’s been rattling around the web for a while now, but worth revisiting: according to Jared Sandberg at the WSJ – In the Information Age, so much is worked on in a day at the office… Continue Reading → The post The unbearable lightness of knowledge working appeared first on E-Learning Curve Blog. e-learning knowledge worker motivation organizational development

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Social networks, long tails, social ties

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Today’s post is really a (very) mini case study in the power of integrated corporate social networks, the benefits of long tails in learning, and the strength of weak social ties. Now read on… If you’re not familiar with the… Continue Reading → The post Social networks, long tails, social ties appeared first on E-Learning Curve Blog. e-learning conditions of learning Long Tail social network

Classroom-Based Training: a New Approach for the 21st Century

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The Irish Government is to introduce a scheme that will convert regular school classrooms into operant conditioning chambers. Classroom-Based Training: a New Approach for the 21st Century is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog.

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Evaluating non-formal learning in the context of the Four-Level Model

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Donald L Kirkpatrick first published his ideas on evaluating learning in 1959 in a series of articles in the US Training and Development Journal. The articles were subsequently included in his book Evaluating Training Programs (originally published in 1975; I have the 2006 edition). In this text he outlined and further developed his theories on […] Evaluating non-formal learning in the context of the Four-Level Model is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog.

Definition of E-learning: Content Authoring

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Today I will be treating of the final phrase of Don Morrison’s definition of e-learning, The continuous assimilation of knowledge and skills by adults stimulated by synchronous and asynchronous learning events – and sometimes Knowledge management outputs – which are authored, delivered engaged with, supported and administered using internet technologies. 2004, p.4) I […] Definition of E-learning: Content Authoring is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog.

Connectivism, Networked Learning, Connective Knowledge course

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George Siemens and Stephen Downes are co-facilitating an online course titled Connectivism, Networked Learning and Connective Knowledge from January 12th 2011. Connectivism, Networked Learning, Connective Knowledge course is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog. e-learning Connective Knowledge connectivism elluminate George Siemens learning models learning theory Networked Learning online learning program Stephen Downes university of manitoba

A Quantum of Learning Design – ISD on the precipice of a crossroads

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Here’s a question that’s exercising me right now: “For a given project, how do you determine if, when and how much an instructional designer and instructional design is needed?” ” I wonder how many of you are familiar with the following scenario? A PowerPoint presentation and demonstration script for some end-user training on a certain process […] A Quantum of Learning Design – ISD on the precipice of a crossroads is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog.

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More on evaluating NFL using Kirkpatrick’s Four-level model

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I’m going to begin this post by mentioning Donald Clark’s view on Donald Kirkpatrick’s model – the post has the tongue-in-cheek title Donald Talks Bollocks, and it gives an alternative view on the four levels; have a read, it’s good stuff. However, as Mr. Clark points out, rejecting Kirkpatrick doesn’t provide a answer to how […] More on evaluating NFL using Kirkpatrick’s Four-level model is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog.

Finally, the official Moodle app on Apple Store

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Finally the official Moodle mobile app for iPhone is now available for download from the Apple App Store. Finally, the official Moodle app on Apple Store is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog. e-learning apple app elearning LMS Moodle

Five years of pain for Irish students…

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Find out more tomorrow… Five years of pain for Irish students… is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog Five years of pain for Irish students… is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog. e-learning

Thoughts on Evaluating Non-Formal Learning

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In previous posts, I’ve suggested that knowledge workers under time-pressure and with high demands on their skills are motivated to continually educate themselves on new topics. In small- to mid-sized enterprises, for example, workers are required to learn new skills, behaviours and attitudes in the context of their functional tasks. As they do not necessarily […] Thoughts on Evaluating Non-Formal Learning is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog.

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.

Measuring the learning effect of non-formal learning programs

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I have suggested in a previous blog entry that non-formal learning (NFL) is located on a continuum between so-called informal and formal learning (see Figure 1) Figure 1 the Learning Continuum and that learning is situated in a larger socio-cultural context – a cognitive web – that provides the knowledge-centric framework within which learners operate […] Measuring the learning effect of non-formal learning programs is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog.

2010 Edublogs Awards results & congrats to the winners

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Regular readers of the E-Learning Curve Blog will know that I was shortlisted for the 2010 Edublog Awards Best E-Learning / Corporate Education Edublog. 2010 Edublogs Awards results & congrats to the winners is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog. e-learning 2010 Edublogs Awards award winners best elearning corporate education blog

DabbledooMusic creative music-making in the classroom

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DabbledooMusic is a free online resource for classroom-based creative music-making DabbledooMusic creative music-making in the classroom is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog. e-learning creative mindtool

A Christmas Message from the E-Learning Curve Blog…

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A Christmas Message from the E-Learning Curve Blog for 2010. Many thanks to all my readers and those who took the time to get in touch, and see you in 2011! A Christmas Message from the E-Learning Curve Blog… is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog. e-learning christmas e-learning curve blog happy holidays ireland message nollag shona nollaig

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A Christmas Message from the E-Learning Curve Blog…

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A Christmas Message from the E-Learning Curve Blog for 2010. Many thanks to all my readers and those who took the time to get in touch, and see you in 2011! A Christmas Message from the E-Learning Curve Blog… is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog. e-learning christmas e-learning curve blog happy holidays ireland message nollag shona nollaig

Differentiating tacit and explicit knowledge

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Needless to say, identifying tacit knowledge is a major hurdle for most organizations. Differentiating tacit and explicit knowledge is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog.

Categories of Knowledge

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Traditionally, the path to investigating knowledge management is - appropriately - by attempting to categorize the knowledge. Categories of Knowledge is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog.

East, to the Land of the Rising Sun

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Konnichiwa, E-Learning Curvers, Tomorrow, I’m travelling to Japan. I’m going to the Tokyo Institute of Technology to deliver a certified training course on IT capability management in early March, so the likelihood that I’ll have time to update the E-Learning Curve Blog is pretty low; microblogging is probably on the agenda though. It’s my first […] East, to the Land of the Rising Sun is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog. learning theory ILT learning styles Tokyo

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A recurring theme: Recession in E-learning

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It seems that I touched on something last week when I posted on the current ''Forever'' recession. Here are links to some of the more interesting things that others in the education industry have been saying on the subject. A recurring theme: Recession in E-learning is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog. e-learning e-learning industry recession

E-Learning and economic downturns…

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A temporary detour from my narrative about Kirkpatrick and non-formal learning; I’ll return to that topic anon. Now read on… I’m getting some interesting feedback from a variety of sources on my blog post Recession and the challenge to e-learning. Steve McKenzie has commented that he considers e-learning to be a “recession buster …on balance, […] E-Learning and economic downturns… is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog.

Open Environment E-learning: DocBook and XXE

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I received an unexpected but nonetheless very welcome comment on yesterday's blog post from Brent Schlenker.

E-Learning, the Cathedral and the Bazaar: Courseware Development Approaches

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or Top-down versus Bottom-up approaches to content design. In his 1997 essay The Cathedral and the Bazaar , open source evangelist Eric S.

The complete eLearning journey

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Distributing your podcast for e-learning

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I've just about completed all the topics I want to cover regarding Podcasting for E-Learning (for the moment). It's time to move on to other learning and development-related subjects. So, over the next couple of days, I want to tie up some podcasting 'loose ends.'

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Demonstration: Editing an Audio File. Podcasting for E-Learning

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Today's post is a demonstration outlining how to edit an audio file using the Audacity open-source non-linear sound editor.

Immersive learning environments – a great example

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As you'll know if you frequently author content for a blog or for distribution via any medium, planning is the key to maintaining consistency and quality. It's a rare day indeed that I wake up at 6.00am, the proverbial light-bulb goes off and I say to myself "Eureka! Adaptive learning!

Moodle LMS: Hot Potatoes is Now Free!

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I blogged recently about the development of the Nanogong and the Riffly audio-visual plugins for Moodle 2.0. Today, I'm pleased to announce that an old - that is, well-established -Moodle plugin is now freely available.

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…and the ‘Blogger of the Week’ award from E-Learning Planet goes to…

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I just received an e-mail from the discerning people over at E- Learning Planet notifying me that I'm their Blogger of the Previous Week for my ongoing series of posts on Podcasting for E-Learning. Thank you very much folks: I am genuinely delighted that you take the time to follow my blog.