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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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? I look at the individual first and foremost - but that said - I definitely am looking for an undergraduate degree from an in-person program first and foremost.

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2006 and 2007 - Dump Microsoft Now and Best Posts of 2006

Tony Karrer

Included were: Wesley Fryer article that says that in 5-years, school district says - "not a single desktop in this 52,000-student school system in metropolitan Dallas will carry the image of a proprietary school software program." Doug Belshaw post of his "20 top blog posts of 2006" Doug's perspective is a bit different than mine, but the list was interesting to see. I'm curious what people in eLearning felt were the top posts of 2006?

Online Programs that Offer Training in eLearning?

Tony Karrer

I received an email today from someone who is looking for online programs (certificate, masters, etc) that offer training in elearning. From the email - University of Calgary has a certificate, the University of Hull in the UK has a masters program, are there any others? By the way, is there a source somewhere for online programs Which ones are the best? I have no clue, but I'm hoping that someone can point to suggestions via comments, and/or point to places you would look.

XBOX on the syllabus

Moodle Journal

I wonder what impact the mention of xbox programming would have on the syllabus

Beta Program, Email List, Acquisition - A Case Study in What Not to Do

Tony Karrer

A company with a very good product (the leader in its category) asked its leading users to participate in a Beta program right around the time they were acquired. The Product Team Jan 6, 2006 Any word on the Beta? Apr 11, 2006 Any word on the Beta? Apr 11, 2006 I received an email about registering for the Beta from the new company. Apr 11, 2006 I had the same experience. May 22, 2006 I believe that the prior Beta program is gone.

Gadgets, Games and Gizmos: Check Out BrainPOP

Kapp Notes

Go over to BrainPOP and meet Moby (a robot)and Tim and think about how your online training programs could be improved using some of the element and instructional design of BrainPOP.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Flash: Embedding Video in the Experience

Learning Visions

Thursday, June 15, 2006 Flash: Embedding Video in the Experience I really like how they did this. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. The acting is lame, but the interface is tres cool.

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Point Solutions vs. Suites and Composition

Tony Karrer

I think its pretty safe to assume that the big corporate LMS vendors will jump on this bandwagon soon enough by adding a workflow tool into their systems to finally be able to support richer specifications of blended learning programs.

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LCB Question for December - Past Year, Present Challenges, Predictions

Tony Karrer

The questions this month are: What will you remember most about 2006? What will you remember most about 2006? I believe that I will remember 2006 as one of the more important transition years for me. The revolution in 2006 is possibly even more profound. Some of the more specific memories from 2006: I started my blog in February 2006. But by far the most vivid memory of 2006 comes from a comment made during a panel that I was moderating on eLearning 2.0.

SimWord of the Day: Evaluating Sims and Other Learning Programs

The Learning Circuits

Using hard "excel-able" metrics to measure increases in [fill in blank] that came as a direct result of formal learning programs are great, but always difficult, especially as when dealing with Big Skills. Many programs use other, sub-optimal options.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Flash Celebrates 10 Years!

Learning Visions

Thursday, September 28, 2006 Flash Celebrates 10 Years! Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Check out the presentation at Adobe, celebrating 10 years of Flash. Includes video clips from Jonathan Gay and a detailed product timeline.

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The Paradox of Informal Learning (Form of Informal?)

Tony Karrer

If you define a problem, such as playing chess and you say that requires intelligence - the moment you write a program that solves the problem, then you redefine what it means to be intelligent because in hindsight its pretty obvious how to play chess. But once you program a simple learning solution, then intelligence must be more than that.

Implementation: Create a Learning Council

Kapp Notes

Many have no idea what types of training are occurring or even how many divisions or departments are conducting training of one sort or group is doing training programs, another sales training, yet another new employee training and none of the trainers even know or talk to one another. I am continually amazed by large organizations that do not have a handle on all of the training that occurs within the organization.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Cool E-Learning Info From Kineo

Learning Visions

Wednesday, June 14, 2006 Cool E-Learning Info From Kineo These guys have some interesting things to say. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. And Kevin Kruse (the e-Learning guru) loves them. Check out the reports in the right sidebar [link]. Titles include: Learning Strategy Alignment and 50 Ideas for Free e-Learning.

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Design: Behaviorism Has It’s Place

Kapp Notes

They want to program you to behaviorally respond, and, at least with my kids, they are doing a good job. Stephen Downes in his response to my post titled Definitions: ABCD Objectives writes It remains puzzling that so much of the instructional design community remains rooted in behaviorism - this more than 30 years after the theory was abandoned everywhere else I am not sure behaviorism has been abandoned everywhere else.

Definitions: ABCD Objectives

Kapp Notes

It is important to clarify the behavior because training programs can get off track when the desired outcome of the training activity is not clearly defined. Here is how to create an effective Learning Objective. A learning objective simply states the behavior orknowledge change you would like to see from a learner. An objective is the final outcome desired from a learning event.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Web Usability

Learning Visions

Thursday, June 01, 2006 Web Usability A recent study by usability expert Jakob Nielsen about how people read (or rather scan) websites: [link] Posted by Cammy Bean at 1:49 PM 0comments: Post a Comment Newer Post Older Post Home Subscribe to: Post Comments (Atom) Cammy Bean Greater Boston, MA, United States View my complete profile About This Blog Subscribe in a reader Subscribe via email Are you an Instructional Designer?

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Daily Sucker

Learning Visions

Wednesday, May 31, 2006 The Daily Sucker Learning how to design good web pages by looking at web pages that suck: [link] Posted by Cammy Bean at 10:46 AM 0comments: Post a Comment Newer Post Older Post Home Subscribe to: Post Comments (Atom) Cammy Bean Greater Boston, MA, United States View my complete profile About This Blog Subscribe in a reader Subscribe via email Are you an Instructional Designer?

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: TIPP Learning Styles

Learning Visions

Wednesday, May 31, 2006 TIPP Learning Styles Last week, all of the instructors at the school where I teach had to take an online test to assess our learning styles. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. This was a new model for me, called TIPP (Traditional, Ideational, Playful, Personal). The idea is that as learners, all of us have elements of these styles when we learn, although some will be stronger than others.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: e-Learning Success in Manufacturing

Learning Visions

Wednesday, May 31, 2006 e-Learning Success in Manufacturing This article is kind of old (from 2002), but provides insight into the successes achieved by one manufacturing organization. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. It made me think of a proposed project we have with a major auto manufacturing firm.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: E-Learning Guild Content Authoring Research Report

Learning Visions

Wednesday, May 31, 2006 E-Learning Guild Content Authoring Research Report Research report by the e-Learning Guild. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Results of a survey from 2005. Provides interesting statistics about authoring tools and use within corporate training depts.

Design: Creating Questions for Compliance Training

Kapp Notes

No more cramming for a compliance training program (or getting the answers from a co-worker.I No matter what industry you work in…banking, manufacturing, insurance, retail.there is compliance training that must be developed by instructional designers and taken by employees. Typically compliance training involves the following design: page-of-text, page-of-text, page-of-text, painfully-obvious multiple choice question (repeat).

Gadgets, Games and Gizmos: Beyond iPoding

Kapp Notes

Drexel's University's LeBow College of Business has 150 online students all over the world enrolled in its MBA program. It helps to ensure that the students get the right information and are able to navigate requirements, scheduling and other tasks critical to their successful completion of the program. Erik Poole, associate director Online MBA Programs, explains. Click on the link if you'd rather listen to the podcast of this post, Beyond iPoding , you can find it here.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: A General Theory of Love

Learning Visions

Thursday, May 18, 2006 A General Theory of Love An article in National Geographic about the chemistry of love sparked a conversation with my friend Bob. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. He sent me a book, " A General Theory of Love." Its keeping me up late at night.

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Significant Work Needed to Help Instructional Designers

Tony Karrer

models like ISD, if used creatively, can help produce highly effective learning programs. The November LCB Big Question was "Are ISD / ADDIE / HPT relevant in a world of rapid elearning, faster time-to-performance, and informal learning?" I was planning to try to write up a summary at some point (similar to last month's eLearning Technology: Top Ten Reasons To Blog and Top Ten Not to Blog ), but I must say this month it was a lot harder.


Is Gagne Relevant for eLearning Courseware Design?

Tony Karrer

But, wait, maybe we can convince the compliance office to allow us to ask learners if they've noticed any questionable behavior (which is actually one of the goals of more enlightened compliance programs - they do want reporting of possible incidents)? There's an interesting discussion sparked by Donald Clark's - Gagne's Nine Dull Commandments.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Tardy to the Party

Learning Visions

Thursday, April 06, 2006 Tardy to the Party I am extremely late to this party, but I am fascinated by the sociological implications of blogging: extreme community; loss of anonymity; anonymity; rampant voyeurism and exhibitionism; collaboration.There are a lot of much cooler people than me out there who have been blogging for a long time. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff.

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9 Best eLearning Websites to Grasp Knowledge of Programming

Your Training Edge

As the technology trends are advancing, computer programming is becoming the core competency of all kinds of work. Nowadays, many people hold the potential and have the chance to become an expert in many of the programming languages such as C++ and JavaScript.

Be an Insanely Great Professional Conference Attendee (at eLearningGuild’s DevLearn)

Tony Karrer

then you should go back and look at the conference program and consider how you can get your questions answered. As way of introduction to this topic, let me start with a typical scenario that you will recognize if you've ever attended a professional conference. It's noon and you are heading into the lunch area. The conference organizer has put signs in the middle of each table with a topic. One of the topics is LMS and there's a seat available, so you sit down.

Elves, Measuring Results and Informal Learning

Tony Karrer

This discussion makes me think back to a question that I used to ask in my Computer Science Project class (based on something I read, but I now forget who it was - Fred Brooks maybe): If an elf appeared and offer to give you a program that met your spec, how happy would you be? It turns out that you really want more than just a program. Brent and I have been having a nice blog discussion.

Better Questions for Learning Professionals

Tony Karrer

program, but the biggest aha while getting a Ph.D.

One Third of Adults "Not Learning" - BBC - We Need a Better Definition of Learning

Tony Karrer

I guess people don't learn anything from watching or listening to BBC programs. I found this via Donald Clark's blog. It pointed to an article by the BBC - Third of adults 'not learning' The study defines learning as being not only taking formal courses but also practising, studying or reading to develop skills, knowledge, abilities or understanding of something. This can even be part-time at home. It does not have to have been finished or to have led to a qualification.

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Tracking Without an LMS

Tony Karrer

simple programming), then this option is not available. Based on an earlier post - Tools for On-Demand Information - An LMS? , I received a couple of questions around tracking. Then today, I saw a post on TrDev about tracking without an LMS and thought I should maybe clarify what I often see as the choices around tracking: a. Click tracking b. Custom tracking c.

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What is Rapid Interactivity?

Vikas Joshi on Interactive Learning

This is done not by programming, but by customizing interaction models, templates where someone has already done the programming for you. Using this interaction model, you can make the changes and deploy several labeling exercises quickly, and without programming. Course creators know of Rapid Authoring, and Programmers are aware of Rapid Application Development. The general idea is the same: waste less time and effort, get more bang for the buck.