2008 2009

Tony Karrer

It's always interesting to look back at the past year - 2008, think about what has changed for me during the year, and think about what that means for the next year - 2009. To do my review, I first looked at what I was writing about and what people were reading on my blog in 2008.

Ten Predictions for eLearning 2008

Tony Karrer

The Big Question this month are Predictions for Learning in 2008. during 2008. Tools to Make Reading & Research More Effective. Prediction #2 => Virtual Classroom Tools - Meeting Tool + Second Life Lite A medium size Virtual Classroom / Meeting Tool will announce features in 2008 that are not 3D immersive, but that are more like Mii characters in a 2.5D Here are my predictions, but realistically they are more about trends in eLearning and eLearning Software.

Front-End Analysis: Improving Performance

Dashe & Thomson

As I am straddling the line between performance improvement and instructional design, I have been mulling over the use of Front-End Analysis and thinking about whether it would apply to the performance problems that we so often see associated with implementing ERP systems.

Christmas Eve News - 2008

Big Dog, Little Dog

Reading online may not be as rewarding - or effective - as the printed word. Capture the Performance. How NORAD Tracks Santa - Wired.

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Learnlets » Anxiety, ergonomics, and performance

Clark Quinn

Creativity within Constraints: When Cost, Resource Scarcity, or Deadlines Make Effective Elearning Seem Out of Reach

The Learning Dispatch

They don’t have to mean sacrificing creativity, engagement, or effectiveness. An interaction catalog can help you develop effective elearning under constraints. Developing Effective Custom Training While Respecting Resource Limitations. Budget limits. Deadlines.

Daily Bookmarks 04/08/2008

Experiencing eLearning

University of Houston Study: Hybrid Courses More Effective for Students Annotated. A technical report from a University of Houston Department of Health and Human Performance researcher finds that students in a hybrid class that incorporated instructional technology with in-class lectures scored a letter grade higher on average than their counterparts who took the same class in a more traditional format.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Essential Reading for Instructional Design?

Learning Visions

Friday, February 15, 2008 Essential Reading for Instructional Design? Close by, there's Rossett and Schafer's Job Aids and Performance Support (so you don't waste people's time trying to "instruct" them in stuff that shouldn't be memorized.)

Changing the Tides on Performance Management

Gameffective

As with any element of keeping a business flourishing, performance management comes with its challenges. One in particular that impacts the performance management scene more now than in the past is the huge shift in the way companies approach it and see it through.

Capture the Performance

Big Dog, Little Dog

Once the impact or desired result has been defined, the next step in the backwards planning process is to define the performance level that will support the impact. That is, what exactly must the performers do to ensure that the results or outcome is achieved? Explicit Performance.

The Big Question: What did you learn about learning in 2008?

Clive on Learning

The Learning Circuits Blog Big Question for December is 'what did you learn about learning in 2008?' Multimodal learning is 21% more effective when used to address basic skills and 20% more effective when addressing higher order skills.

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. Bob Mosher: Performance Support and Learning at th.

Learning 2.0 Strategy

Clark Quinn

Instead, I've found that it's much more effective to look at individual opportunities and figure out what makes sense. The good news is that instructional designers and performance consultants have good analysis and delivery skills that are an important part of identifying and making tactical implementations happen. Over the past two years, I've worked with start-ups and corporations around the world who are grappling a bit with the impact of Web 2.0 on learning.

Learning Professionals Leaders

Tony Karrer

talks about how learning organizations must transition from the perspective from a training group being an expendable cost-center to a learning capability that's central to organizational effectiveness and performance On this month's Big Question - Lead the Charge - we are already seeing some interesting responses. The Learning Revolution: Where have all the leaders gone?

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Learning Professionals Leaders

Clark Quinn

talks about how learning organizations must transition from the perspective from a training group being an expendable cost-center to a learning capability that's central to organizational effectiveness and performance On this month's Big Question - Lead the Charge - we are already seeing some interesting responses. The Learning Revolution: Where have all the leaders gone?

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We Need a Degree in Instructional Design

Kapp Notes

The cost of "trial and error experimentation" while a non-degreed designer figures out how to design effective instruction within an organization is too high a price for the field to pay.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Writing Less Objectionable Learning Objectives

Learning Visions

Friday, January 25, 2008 Writing Less Objectionable Learning Objectives My recent post on alternatives to listing out learning objectives generated a lot of interest and a good conversation. ( Bob Mosher: Performance Support and Learning at th.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Webinosh with Dr. Will Thalheimer: Smile Sheets

Learning Visions

Friday, November 07, 2008 Webinosh with Dr. Will Thalheimer: Smile Sheets I sat in on a great lunchtime webinosh with Dr. Will Thalheimer on smile sheets. Bob Mosher: Performance Support and Learning at th.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Best Practices for Software Training?

Learning Visions

Friday, December 19, 2008 Best Practices for Software Training? The next project Im about to take on is going to be more of a just-in-time performance support tool. Bob Mosher: Performance Support and Learning at th.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Getting to Good Enough

Learning Visions

Wednesday, October 29, 2008 Getting to Good Enough "Dont let good enough get in the way of perfect." Ive also tried to argue with clients about what makes effective learning. Bob Mosher: Performance Support and Learning at th.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Making Six Sigma Training Fun

Learning Visions

Tuesday, May 06, 2008 Making Six Sigma Training Fun OK. I tried to make more effective use of audio. Bob Mosher: Performance Support and Learning at th. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Meeting Face to Face

Learning Visions

Tuesday, November 25, 2008 Meeting Face to Face Yesterday I had the pleasure of working on-site with a client for the day. Or is it substituted by other tools (how effective?)(web How simple and effective is that eyebrow raise? And how effective is that substitution?

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Connectivism: Week 1

Learning Visions

Friday, September 12, 2008 Connectivism: Week 1 With little time these days, Ill be auditing the auditors version of the 12 week Connectivism course happening now. Bob Mosher: Performance Support and Learning at th.

Data Driven

Tony Karrer

At the start of any performance improvement initiative, there is a question of whether the initiative is going to have real impact on what matters to the organization. Will the performance support tool provided to financial advisors increase customer loyalty?

Time to Learn Basic Physics? Then Time for an Online Game

Kapp Notes

Here is the vision: Lunar Quest is an NSF-funded project that seeks to examine the effectiveness of a massively multiplayer game for teaching introductory physics. An image from the physics game LunarQuest.

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Real Time Video Game Updates

Kapp Notes

The game integrates performance data from actual athletes into the game continually when online. A powerful tool with real-time data is the immediate possibility of doing "what-if" scenarios quickly and effectively before deciding on a course of action.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Instructional Strategies?

Learning Visions

Friday, March 14, 2008 Instructional Strategies? Things might get a bit silly with all that snapping, but I bet its effective. I think this is a really useful technique, especially when youve got an effective graphic (think branding) to expose your learner to again and again.

Applying Social Networking in the Workplace

Lars is Learning

I'm placing it here as a matter of record and to note that social networking tools are clearly important to accelerating the (effective) learning process. We are social animals by nature, so any technology that allows us to connect more efficiently and effectively with others will flourish I wrote this article back in November for Learning Technologies magazine.

100 eLearning Articles and White Papers

Tony Karrer

E-Performance Essentials: ELearning and Social Software An interesting article - Early e-learning traded technology for human interaction. Horizon Report 2008 The annual Horizon Report seeks to identify and describe emerging technologies likely to have a large impact on teaching, learning, or creative expression within learning-focused organizations. The Technology Source Archives - Seven Principles of Effective Teaching: A Practical Lens for Evaluating Online Courses 30.

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

Learning Visions

Wednesday, January 16, 2008 Im a (K)nitwit! As I was struggling to figure out once more how to purl, I thought about the spacing effect and forgetting. Bob Mosher: Performance Support and Learning at th. My Predictions for 2008 Instructional Design and Market Sector Differences.

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Do we really need to design differently for the so called "Digital Natives"?

Kapp Notes

If you have an audience that includes natives and immigrants, how can you effectively design instruction without breaking the bank? Finally, "If you have an audience that includes natives and immigrants, how can you effectively design instruction without breaking the bank?"

Don't Educate, Automate

Kapp Notes

Training is time consuming, expensive and not always effective. Another unfortunate side effect, was that my car now had dozens of sheets of paper scattered about. It doesn't always make sense to teach people.

Kapp Family World Tour!

Kapp Notes

What an effective learning tool. The surgeons watched a video game-type interface and used an "instrument" to virtually perform the surgery.

Performance Support in 2015

Tony Karrer

I definitely want to include Performance Support as part of the discussion. In a post on my CTO Blog , I talked about Match Performance Support ,the performance support that goes along with many matching solutions such as in eHarmony. I think we are reaching a time when we are going to see an explosion of Performance Support. The Big Question for May is Learning Technology 2015 – it asks what we expect workplace learning technologies to look like in 2015.

eLearning Research

Tony Karrer

Performance management. Learning and performance management converging finally. Use cost lowering technologies (video conferencing, web conferencing) to save money Look at criticality of retaining workers Improve performance of existing workforce Should be good for L&D to be more accountable GE CEO - told training leaders - need you to step up. Question from audience: Can learners effectively handle control of their own learning? At a panel at DevLearn.

New Literacies

Tony Karrer

Network effects are key to their market dominance. instead it's really systems that harness network effects. Watch someone doing something right can improve your own performance. I'll try to do it at 1:30 at my presentation. :) Learning Trends 2008 - Online - Free [link At the Tim O'Reilly keynote at the DevLearn conference. His outline is very interesting in that he's promising to talk about the "new literacies."

The Real Truth about ROI – the Learning Performance Model

Learning Wire

This article aims to illustrate the real truth about ROI and share the developed Learning Performance Model (LPM). The context of the Learning Performance Model. The Learning Performance Model (LPM): what’s different and new? 2002) and thereby improving its financial performance.