Thoughts about 2006 and Predictions for 2007

Kapp Notes

The questions this month are: What will you remember most about 2006? taking my lead from Tony Karrer's post ) What will you remember most about 2006? I started my blog in September 2006. The Learning Circuits Blog Question for December has been posted.

Corporate pandemics of 2006

The Learning Circuits

Inspired by a batch of recent frustrating consulting gigs, a battery of medical check-ups and the current buzz about pandemic preparedness, here are my predictions for six emerging corporate pandemics that trainers will have to deal with in 2006: 1) Ulteriorsclerosis - the clogging of an important initiative by personnel or policies, for spurious reasons that mask more pernicious ulterior motives. Widespread ulteriorsclerosis will lead to the demise of several organizations in 2006.

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Nominate the Best Instructional Design Essays of 2005 - 2006

The Learning Circuits

What are the best instructional designs essays of 2005 and the first half of 2006? Mindful Learner has a great idea, based on Joel Spolsky's software post. Please nominate them by replying to this post, and include the title, the author's name, and a URL/where the essay can be found. Please also link to this post from other sites. Let's see how many great entries we can gather. Thanks! This is going to be fun. Clark

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Learnlets » December’s BIG Question(s)

Clark Quinn

Agile Microlearning Explained

Bruning, 2001; Narciss & Huth, 2004; Shute, 2006), 7 Mayer & Moreno, 2002; Phye & Bender, 1989 8 Anderson et al., COGNITIVE SCIENCE BEHIND OTTOLEARN v1.1

Wikimania 2006 and Wikiversity

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

As it just so happens, the Wikimania 2006 conferense is in full swing at Harvard. Fellow blogger and Intel colleague Josh Bancroft is blogging the event at tinyscreenfuls.com. Check out his flickr stream here. Sounds like lots of great conversations going on. Also, Mark Oehlert over at e-clippings points me to the Wikiversity. Tons of wiki goodness here. Wikibooks is fabulous in and of itself but the addition of wikiversity makes me smile.

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Time for a Second Life

Moodle Journal

Just recently I decided that the time had come to put my money where my enthusiasm was, so I upgraded my membership in Second Life and bought some land and see how it could be used in conjunction with my work on Moodle.

Second Life from Dartmouth

Moodle Journal

I hav e just looged out of the first Second Life conference for teachers, I think. I got into the conference from a French restaurant in Dartmouth via rather a weak wifi signal, in fact I am Blogging from here still.

Social networking so far

Moodle Journal

I have some satisfaction and surprises reviewing the way in which my plans for introducing a social networking forum are working out with the courses this year. I have given the rounded figures in the table.

XBOX on the syllabus

Moodle Journal

I have a sense or resurgent enthusiasm again with regard to the place of games in teaching: re my posting to this blog on 3DML and Robocode, when today I read that Microsoft are to offer XNA Game Studio Express , a free consumer version of Xbox tools that will run on a PC.

Virtual presence

Moodle Journal

A productive weekend with regard to Moodle and the bid. I completed the presentations, five in all for this coming Thursday, which not surprisingly has changed the agenda a tad.

At the moment all systems are go

Moodle Journal

I went along to a JISC event today in London in order to discover the details regarding the funding opportunity and guidelines for the latest bid call.

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Demand for training

Moodle Journal

My Moodle training programme is going well at the College. I ran the first Quiz training, though with hours reduced from 3 to 2, I have had to devise a strategy of core and optional activities for the candidates, but judging from the feedback reviews it went extremely well.

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ECDL Running on Moodle

Moodle Journal

Our ECDL course team, who in recent times have been making very productive use of Smart Groups for their communication with remote working students, have as a result of growing problems incurred through increasingly long delays in message delivery, have requested a Moodle account as a replacement system.

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Releasing learning objects

Moodle Journal

A good week for Moodle here at Bromley, with a dozen requests received for courses in Travel and Tourism a whole new structure in place for the Return to Learn programme.

Starting to use LAMS

Moodle Journal

Set up a new domain for our Moodle courses this week at [link] and started to make some use of LAMS. Every year my second year level 3 students are required to complete a software project, and I get them to upload their weekly log books into a Moodle Journal.

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e-Learning contacts vote Moodle

Moodle Journal

After a questionnaire was pass among the e-Learning contacts with regard to how they would like to develop in their various skill options, Moodle I am pleased see won the day, and so I am scheduled for an afternoon of training this Thursday

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Taking stock

Moodle Journal

As we enter phase 2 of the rollout and our Moodle system continues to grow here at Bromley College, we now have 128 staff and 340 students enrolled.

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Sticks and carrots

Moodle Journal

The rollout here has hit one of those inevitable census points: how is the system actually being used. The findings are a bit mixed, with some staff uploading content, creating links and generally planning their delivery and taking advantage of VLE facilities.

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Lower Value of Online Degree Programs?

Tony Karrer

The post: eLearning Technology: Online Programs that Offer Training in eLearning? has provided some interesting results around online programs - and a really interesting question: How do employers view online degree programs? If you are going to spend the money and time upgrading your skills, you want to make sure the employer will recognize them. I am very curious what other people think about this. I personally hire mostly folks with undergraduate degrees and mostly they are technical.

Daylight Savings Time 2006

Marcia Conner

Last fall I posted information about the turning of the clocks. T-2 hours and some 30 minutes until the time zone craziness begins I thought it worthwhile to post something new about the change. I learned last year from people who wrote me about my post that ours was not the

Is your eLearning Broken? Seth Godin at Gel 2006

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

Seth Godin at Gel 2006 [link] [link] Another great presentation by one of my favorites.Seth Godin - [link] He is the founder of Squidoo which is where you can find the Corporate eLearning Development lens - [link] and some awesome books. Watch this video and ask yourself if your elearing is broken. Is it? Do you really think people are going through your course and committing every last word to memory and applying to their daily work? Is ISD broken

Gadgets, Games and Gizmos: Learning about Second Life

Kapp Notes

7, 2006 -13,788 is the total number of profitable in-world business owners at the end of November Read the article How Real Money Works in Second Life __ Recommended Games and Gadgets Recommended Books Content Guide

Something Everyone Should Do

Tony Karrer

And then carve out 30-60 minutes to think through the questions: What will you remember most about 2006? The Learning Circuits Blog Question for December already is getting some really great posts.

Learnlets » A whole new me(me)?

Clark Quinn

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Learnlets » The 5 Things Meme

Clark Quinn

Using Moodle to deliver self financing courses

Moodle Journal

I am hopeful that Moodle here at bromley College will begin to fulfil a commercial role following an enquiry the other day from company who required a course in Website Design for one of their employees. I have been running a very successful self financing course “HTML and JavaScript for Website Designers” for some time now, however it does require a minimum of 12 students to be viable, with the next one likely to start in January.

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Learnlets » Content Models

Clark Quinn

Learnlets » Content Models

Clark Quinn

Podcast or videocast, which do you prefer?

Moodle Journal

Do you podcast you lectures? I have started this in a small way but from the system logs the results were not encouraging. Anyway I started to give the whole idea some serious thought recently. From my own perspective, if am driving or travelling on public transport, then yes I would listen to a podcast, however if was sat in front of a computer, then I would appreciate something more visual. The feasibility of videoing and editing a whole lecture on a regular basis would for me be unrealistic.

Free learning resources from the OU via Moodle

Moodle Journal

free and open educational resources If like myself you are always on the lookout for some quality e-Learning materials, then you simply have to take a look at the Open Universities Moodle site OpenLearn. The resources here are free to use and are of an excellent quality, well done OU

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Value Added Moodle?

Moodle Journal

Keen as I always am to make use of our vle for course delivery, I am also very keen to find evidence on its effectiveness with regard to student outcomes. One of the courses that see particularly heavy use of the vle here at Bromley is my BTEC National Software Development. Just the other day I am informed that it has attracted highest Value Added in the country for this course, wow. How much of that is due to the vle, difficult to say, but I was asked to put my views in writing; 50 words!

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Learnlets » Designing Informal

Clark Quinn

Learnlets » What you should learn

Clark Quinn

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Learnlets » Not your father’s ISD/ADDIE/HPT

Clark Quinn

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