A Short Experiment: Six Word Lesson Plans

The Learning Circuits

I don't know how many of you have seen it, but over at WIRED , they did an article in which they asked a series of writers to follow in the footsteps of Ernest Hemingway and write an entire story in just six words. Let's see who can write the best lesson plan of learning objective in only six words.

Common Questions and Some Thoughts Around Blogs and Blogging

Tony Karrer

How to do share your thoughts/lessons learnt without seeming to be the expert"? blogs are about sharing best practices, lessons learned and learning from others" We agree on this! I have noticed that many of the current corporate/business blogs try to cover all the bases i.e. covering news, books, tools, articles, best practices, personal news etc. I've had a brief blog conversation with Quintus Joubert - eLearning Blog: Blogs: Engaging the reader.

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Blogging to Peak in 2007?

Tony Karrer

I received a great set of questions via email over the weekend roughly coming out of a two articles: Gartner: Blogging to peak in 2007 , By Some Measures, Blogging May Be Peaking. Further, teachers will be able to share resources and lesson plans - which is something my mother (a second grade teacher for 30+ years) would have done.

brain-mind learning principles

The Learning Circuits

in exploring the new horizons for learning site, i came across an interesting set of articles by renate nummela caine and geoffrey caine. but if done well, the learner would never forget the lesson taught. in their research on the human brain and learning, they established twelve principles regarding how we learn and what prevents us from learning. their twelve principles are: All learning is physiological. The Brain-Mind is social. The search for meaning is innate.

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Knowledge and Learning In The News - 10/8/2006

Big Dog, Little Dog

Changing the Rules: Lessons from a Starfish World - Chang This. Includes articles and top 20 lists Such seemingly dissimilar groups as the Apache Indians, music swapping programs, Wikipedia, Alcoholics Anonymous and Al Queda have one thing in common: they are all starfish. Each of these resilient groups succeeds because they are absent any hierarchy (head) and conventional organizations (spiders) best watch their backs. Go and Learn - Fast Company.

Breakthrough eLearning: Simulations: Keeping It Real!

Breakthrough eLearning

Weve written about our current take on the industry in our newsletter in an article titled "Simulations Perfect Storm."

Nuvvo: a good idea that needs good content

Clive on Learning

The two 'bonus videos' were not available; none of the materials was yet available except a (quite useful) one pager labelled as 'lesson 1'; eight other participants were registered on the course alongside me, one named 'hello'. In hindsight I approached the e-learning site Nuvvo with unrealistic optimism. I was keen because Nuvvo has a modern, Web 2.0 feel and ethos.

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3 Myths That Prevent You from Learning


2006; Howard-Jones, 2010a). Learning is not always a pleasure since it involves questioning what you thought you knew, coming up against your limits, making efforts to overcome them, repeating lessons or actions to master them, not necessarily understanding or succeeding the first time, etc.

Pick of the month: October 2012

Jane Hart

So this roundup of my favourite articles from last month is shorter than usual – just the links, no commentary, but the quotes should give you a taste of why I enjoyed the articles. Today I am in Toronto, Canada where I am speaking at the CSTD conference tomorrow.

9 Best eLearning Websites to Grasp Knowledge of Programming

Your Training Edge

It is a non-profitable and online learning institution established in 2006. It focuses on providing simple programming lessons for the students which include animation, data structures, problem-solving, game design and JavaScript.

How to Learn From Your Best-Failures?

Upside Learning

I could find just this link to a July 2006 article in Business Week How Failure Breeds Success which has some examples mentioned– IBM, Intuit, GE, Coring, Virgin, & JetBlue. Please Opine) Creating Board Games: An Upside Exercise eLearning Development: Instructional Design Lessons from a Sales Trainer. Bhaskar Chatterjee, the chief guest at the CLO Summit India earlier this month, spoke that mistakes should be part of a learning organization’s culture.

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Microlearning for the Real Estate Industry

Ed App

In 2006, it peaked at $1.19 In this article, we will outline how microlearning can assist in the growth and maintenance of the real estate industry. The addictive properties of microlearning arise from unique features, such as gamification, a responsive and aesthetic authoring tool, and the lessons’ compatibility with smartphones, tablets, laptops and desktops. The real estate industry in the US provides a revenue of millions of dollars.

Can you explain the “Fiscal Cliff Crisis” to an Eight-year old?

Vignettes Learning

The title of this article is a challenge to educators on how to turn complex financial subjects into simple understandable lessons. So, what learning modality could be more effective in teaching lessons on finance and money matters?

That’s not my style: Learning preferences and instructional design

Obsidian Learning

When we take a look at the research, we find that the term learning style has varying definitions (see, for example, Wang, Wang, Wang, & Huang, 2006; Franzoni & Assar, 2009; Kinshuk, Liu, & Graf, 2009; Wu & Alrabah, 2009). 2006). 2006).

Blogging to Build Your Business

Experiencing eLearning

I started blogging in December 2006 as a tool for my own professional development. If you stop updating later, you can call your blog posts “articles” and hide the dates so it doesn’t look like an abandoned blog. What lessons have you learned?

Gadgets, Games and Gizmos: Welcome to Nicktropolis (must be under age 14 to enter)

Kapp Notes

So…I'm not sure those kids are really going to want to listen to that 45 minute static history lesson or, when they grow up…take that mind-numbing, page-turning e-learning course you developed.

Will Gamification Work for Everyone?

Adobe Captivate

Much has been written on the impact of competitive and cooperative goals on outcomes, and I’ve included some of the foundational articles I’ve read below. For example, Gamification could be used as a course or module ice breaker, instead of being used to track all lessons. 2006).

Why do Learners Drop Out of a Course?


In this article, we will uncover the “why” behind the drop-outs and the “how” to stall them to a complete stop. With the rise of online universities and training centers, educationists are now challenged with learner retention (DiRamio & Wolverton, 2006; Liu, Gomes, Khan, &Yen, 2007). Expectations of the course instructor Instructor responses, feedback and the degree of one-on-one interaction with the learner directly reflect upon the quality of the lesson.

How to Create an Online Course (in 2020)


In this article, you will learn everything you need to know about how to create an online course. MOOCs were first introduced in 2006 and emerged as an accessible mode of learning in 2012. Your choices on learning strategies, lesson material, and instructional activities.

The Ultimate Guide to Creating an Online Course in 2018


MOOCs were first introduced in 2006 and emerged as a popular mode of learning in 2012. You can learn a valuable lesson through failure that will get you that much closer to your success. Your choices on learning strategies, lesson material, and instructional activities.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Im a (K)nitwit!

Learning Visions

These two resources came to mind: For more on the spacing effect, be sure to read this 2006 article by Lars Hyland: Less Learning More Often. Dan Roddy recently shared a link to a great article on tips for writing in a more conversational tone.

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Success Formula for Discussion Forums in Financial Services

Tony Karrer

Business Casual , October 29, 2008 Making Intranet Discussion Groups Effective - eLearning Technology , June 15, 2006 Requirement to Social Learning Adoption #2 - Compatibility - Engaged Learning , February 24, 2009 The Holy Trinity: Leadership Framework, Learning 2.0 & I received a question this week related to Discussion Forums for Knowledge Sharing at Capital City Bank : I successfully launched a discussion forum for a small group of lending assistants within my bank.

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Embed Brand Into Leadership Development

CLO Magazine

From its peak in 2006 until 2009, Harley-Davidson retail motorcycle sales volume dropped almost 40 percent. Afterward they worked in groups to plan how they would write an article about this business entering the emerging market. They were tasked with creating a magazine cover that creatively captured the spirit of the article, then presenting their approach, observations and takeaways.

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The CLO Succession Plan

CLO Magazine

This From the Vault article was originally published on CLOmedia.com in February 2008. The other thing I do on a regular basis is talk with my staff about lessons learned as we go along. Andrew Johnson. Clement Attlee. Georges Pompidou.

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Learning During Times of Growth

CLO Magazine

This From the Vault article was originally published on CLOmedia.com in April 2006. . One of the important lessons Ertl has learned about global growth can be summarized using a popular slogan from the environmental movement: “Think globally, act locally.” “The

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Online Schooling for the K-12 Set

Learning Visions

See the article in the New York Times: Online Schooling Grows, Setting Off a Debate Despite enthusiastic support from parents, the schools have met with opposition from some educators, who say elementary students may be too young for Internet learning, and from teachers, unions and school boards, partly because they divert state payments from the online student’s home district. All the projects provided standalone, asynchronous lessons.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Essential Reading for Instructional Design?

Learning Visions

The book builds on the 4C/ID model described in the 2002 article that John Curry linked to. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Friday, February 15, 2008 Essential Reading for Instructional Design?

Creating Memory Masters

E-learning Uncovered

In the July/August issue, an article on memory champion Joshua Foer caught my attention – and still has me thinking. Memory Championship in 2006 and set a new record in the “speed cards” event, where he memorized a deck of 52 cards in 1 minute and 40 seconds. Asking questions that make the learner wonder what the answer is until they find out later in the lesson.

Creating Memory Masters

E-learning Uncovered

In the July/August issue, an article on memory champion Joshua Foer caught my attention – and still has me thinking. Memory Championship in 2006 and set a new record in the “speed cards” event, where he memorized a deck of 52 cards in 1 minute and 40 seconds. Asking questions that make the learner wonder what the answer is until they find out later in the lesson.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Value of Instructional Designers

Learning Visions

Overall, I thought this article was a good read, although I found the title a little misleading. This article focused more on what instructional designers should not be (lone gunmen). And I promise to go back and read your original article again!)