ASTD's Big Question for December 2008: New Learning

Kapp Notes

The ASTD Big question this month is What did you learn about learning in 2008? Here are a few of the lessons I have learned. Mobile Learning Via Audio Lesson One: If you want to find out how to create effective mobile learning, purchase a Nintendo DS and some educational games.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Essential Reading for Instructional Design?

Learning Visions

Friday, February 15, 2008 Essential Reading for Instructional Design? 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.

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mLearning Lessons Learned

eLearning Weekly

Read case studies to see how other companies have overcome obstacles and seek out blogs , articles , etc. I’m in an interesting position right now: I get to work on designing our organization’s mobile learning (mLearning) strategy and I get to develop mLearning applications, but things aren’t working 100% as I would’ve imagined. I’m finding there are more roadblocks that I expected and they’re popping up in unusual places.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Value of Instructional Designers

Learning Visions

Monday, January 07, 2008 The Value of Instructional Designers Ive been having on ongoing conversation with other instructional designers as to whether or not we need to have the technical skill sets to actually build the courses we design.

Storytelling and Instructional Design

Kapp Notes

Here is one idea, have the designer create a lesson entirely in pictures using PowerPoint or some other slide media and force them to "tell the story" to an audience complete with characters, plot and setting--no words on the slides.none.

Avoiding Virtual World Mistakes

Kapp Notes

A group of avatars in a corporate virtual world wondering what is going on? Organizations seem to rush into virtual worlds with little planning or forethought and then wonder why their virtual world experience was a failure.

Game Teaches Life Saving Skills: Accidently

Kapp Notes

The power of games for learning is that they can teach lessons that the learner doesn't even realized she or he has learned until the time comes to apply those skills. For the link to the article. __ Recommended Games and Gadgets Recommended Books Content Guide

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How Do You Communicate with Your E-Learners? - The Rapid eLearning Blog

Rapid eLearning

Because of this you can assess the learner’s understanding and your ability to communicate the lesson and then make any adjustments on the fly. Oddly, although I analyze my audience extensively and watch my language and sentence structure in order to avoid being misunderstood, I never looked at it quite as Tom presented in this article. message could be to ask students what they have understood from the lesson, once they have received proper input. Good articles here.

Staying in a Hilton Next Week and the Training Involved

Kapp Notes

Next week, I'll be presenting a pre-conference workshop at ASTD's Techknowledge Conference & Exposition on February 25, 2008 in San Antonio, Texas. You will gain hands on experience creating a mini-lesson in a 3D space and then presenting that lesson to others. This great article, Hospitality Training Takes on Virtual Feel at Hilton. As the article states, the game is designed based on scenarios that could play out at an actual Hilton Garden Inn hotel.

Don’t waste your budget on a magic bullet

From the Coleface

In October’s TJ, Tim Drewitt wrote an interesting article about the transfer of learning in the workplace. I never practiced much between lessons so fairly soon my playing standard plateaued (over 80% of my playing time was actually in violin lessons).

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

Learning Visions

Friday, February 01, 2008 Online Schooling for the K-12 Set Its not homeschooling, its online schooling. 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.

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These 3 Tips Can Change Your Compliance E-Learning Forever - The Rapid eLearning Blog

Rapid eLearning

February 5th, 2008. February 5th, 2008. February 5th, 2008. February 5th, 2008. February 5th, 2008. Thanks for the the well-written article. February 5th, 2008. February 5th, 2008. February 5th, 2008. February 5th, 2008. February 5th, 2008. February 5th, 2008. February 5th, 2008. I think having a lesson level pre-assessment may be the better approach and easier to implement in an LMS. June 6th, 2008.

Escape from Compliance Training Jail - The Rapid eLearning Blog

Rapid eLearning

January 29th, 2008. January 29th, 2008. January 29th, 2008. January 29th, 2008. January 29th, 2008. [.] January 29th, 2008. Great article. January 29th, 2008. January 29th, 2008. January 29th, 2008. I hope your follow-up articles will include recommendations of easy-to-use tools for valid and efficient testing, and tracking of tests/training in the absence of a full-blown LMS. January 29th, 2008.

Brain Based Learning

eLearning Blender

I read an interesting article titled "Behavioral, Cognitive, or Brain Based Learning" by Paul G. I look forward to applying this lesson in my next performance analysis. Whitmore and it gave me a whole new perspective in analyzing performance problems.

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An email of complaint sent to Air India

Jay Cross

jay Jay Cross Internet Time Group Berkeley, California 1.510.528.3105 { 72 comments… read them below or add one } ← Previous Comments Salim Kanani March 31, 2008 at 11:18 pm The following is the reply I got and it sucks. On April 29, 2008 Ms.

An email of complaint sent to Air India

Jay Cross

jay Jay Cross Internet Time Group Berkeley, California 1.510.528.3105 { 72 comments… read them below or add one } ← Previous Comments Salim Kanani March 31, 2008 at 11:18 pm The following is the reply I got and it sucks. On April 29, 2008 Ms.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): "Correcting the violent video game rhetoric" (

Mark Oehlert

» May 19, 2008 "Correcting the violent video game rhetoric" ( I think this is a great piece of writing that unfortunately will probably have to be trotted out and updated every time a new game like GTA IV comes out. This article correctly takes to task people who will vehemently oppose a game having never played it. Posted by: super mario | August 08, 2008 at 04:24 PM The comments to this entry are closed.

"Correcting the violent video game rhetoric" (

Mark Oehlert

This article correctly takes to task people who will vehemently oppose a game having never played it. The hard lesson is that people do learn in games but what they learn mainly comes from a personal place - a place constructed by their own experiences, background and mental states. So for me a really telling point in the article that kicked off this little rant, is this: "Blaming video games meant that the shooters were set aside from other violent

Do humour and learning mix well?


” In his article Humour and Communication. Humour can still attract or maintain attention, provide a welcome break from a difficult lesson, break down psychological barriers and even facilitate the expression of ideas that would otherwise not be advanced.”

List of e-Learning Job Descriptions

Vignettes Learning

Editors also decide what material will appeal to readers, review and edit drafts of books and articles, offer comments to improve the work, and suggest possible titles. Programmer - Programs e-learning lessons following the storyboard created in the design process. One of the toughest challenges in running an e-learning project is finding the right talent and ensuring they fit into the roles and expectations of the team.

With 1 Sentence John McCain Taught 3 Lessons For You to Remember About Leadership


Despite his unsuccessful run for President in 2008, McCain’s achievements amounted to plenty. A version of this article originally appeared on There are those who speak about leadership and then, there are those who are leaders. John McCain is the latter. Surviving nearly six years as a Vietnam Prisoner of War, this great American hero went on to serve as Senator of Arizona.

My first stab at a custom Articulate Community Player | LearnNuggets


I’m not new to Flash or HTML, but Dave’s article along with supporting Screenr screencasts inspired me to give it a try. Leave a Reply Feed Recent Why I entered the 2010 Articulate Guru Awards Lesson II, Part I: Making your own Custom Articulate Player What Tools Should We Learn?

[IN DEPTH ANALYSIS] Does a sense of community matter in online training?


While we looked at the first three in a previous article , we will explore here the latter. Several studies ( Kehrwald, 2008 ; Dixon, 2010 ; Dixon, 2015 ) link, furthermore, the significant interaction with this feeling of having a “real” exchange with a “real” person. A lesson plan ++.

This Week on #TalkTech: Microsoft’s Nightmare, Training at Facebook and Google Shortens Attention Spans

Bottom-Line Performance

Mashable: Facebook Hacks Its Employees to Teach Lessons on Cyber Attacks. Nicholas Carr wrote a terrific piece in The Atlantic back in 2008 (an eternity in internet time) asking if Google was making us stupid.

Learning Goals and Objectives in Course Design


this article, we are going to explore in-depth the role of Learning Goals and Objectives in course design and how to prepare a lesson plan based on them. Learning Objectives are measurable subgoals of a lesson and inform particular learning outcomes. 2008).

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Questions of the Week

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

My problem is I'm not sure how to get the lesson to stop playing while the student checks out the site. as it stands now, the lesson continues to play in the background. Regarding last week's informative article by Jennie Ruby ( Do You Need Both Screen Captions and Voiceover Narration? ). Adobe Captivate: Can I Stop The Presentation From Continuing After a Web Link?

MOOCs Treat All Learners the Same

Your Training Edge

This is the third in a series of articles that tackle common objections to and arguments against using massive open online courses (MOOCs) for training. Read the previous article: People Don’t Learn as Well Online.

eLearning: Putting it Into Context

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

There are lots of learning situations where these methods would be overkill, but in the ones where it is not (like the medical field), the possibilities are exciting (more on that in a future article). The lesson then needs to be presented in a manner that will help the learner retrieve the information at a later date. Instead of drilling home the point about age of depression on-set, adding the baseball game to the lesson might cause the brain to relate the information to baseball.

Training: Spaced Learning

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

    In an article first reported in Scientific American in 2005 , R. Douglas These timed patterns formed the basis for a 2008 book by Paul Kelley called Making Minds , in which Kelley used the information reported by Fields to develop and test what he called the Spaced Learning.   In a previous article I wrote about Knowledge Guru and the use of repetition in eLearning. The article explored if the simple act of repetition is the key to learning.

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eLearning & mLearning: Everything You Need to Know About Graphics, Part IV

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

In a previous article I referenced studies that state more realistic images are distracting to learners. The image at the right would also be a good way to downplay less than up-to-date technology in a stock photo, keeping the eLearning lesson feeling more fresh. by AJ George.

What is social learning and how can you use it to foster collaborative learning

Learning Wire

In this article, I will touch upon the concept of social learning, its benefits and how can it be used meaningfully in an organisation to enhance collaborative learning.

Key Factors in MOOC Success, Part 1

Your Training Edge

Over a series of two articles, we’ll explore the qualities of good MOOCs, especially as they related to workforce and corporate learning. In this first article, we’ll look at some overarching qualities of good online education, and in the next we’ll examine some more course-specific factors of MOOC success. Udacity learned this lesson the hard way in its pilot program with San Jose State University that took place earlier this year.

Observe the Supreme Court, Become President, Negotiate Peace with Online Games

Kapp Notes

Read an article about the project. O'Connor touts civics lessons via online games Presidential Elections Each party (including a computer-generated third-party) has its own mascot. The game was first created in 2004 but was updated in 2008 for the big US Presidential election.

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The RETAIN Model for Creating Effective Courses


The goal of this article is to explain the hard to point nuances that differentiate traditional content from eLearning content. This term immediately converts your lesson into a game! The RETAIN model, developed in 2008, aptly describes distinguishing features in an eLearning program and their implementation level. Faculty and training managers have the best interests and intentions in mind to develop learning programs for their learners.

Teaching Online Courses – 60 Great Resources

Tony Karrer

I received an inquiry about resources that would help instructors who are about to move into teaching online courses. It made me immediately think back to my first experience with an online session. It was the first ever public session for Placeware - a virtual meeting software company that was much later acquired by Microsoft and became Microsoft Live Meeting. Because it was their first ever public session and my first ever online session neither of us knew what we were doing.

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