Challenges 2008

Tony Karrer

This was a great exercise and the fact that I had not considered my big challenges for 2008 made it harder to do my Conference Planning for ASTD TechKnowledge 2008. So, when I look at 2008, some challenges jump out at me: Challenge #1 - How do I balance time spent between blogging, direct conversations, small group virtual conversations, small group networking, speaking at virtual conferences, speaking at conferences and writing?

Summer Academy 2008 Bloomsburg University

Kapp Notes

My role was to speak on the topic of "Understanding Digital Diversity." Even after a long day, the audience of college faculty members of the PA State System of Higher Education asked insightful questions about "digital diversity".

2008 Milestones Retro

Learning with e's

Here are my top ten milestones of 2008. achievement for 2008 was an invitation for me to edit the proceedings for the ICT and Learning for the Net Generation IFIP conference which was held in Kuala Lumpur in July this year.

Ideal Job Roles for Digitals – The Person-Technology Fit

Your Training Edge

A recent survey by CareerBuilder informs us that 45% employers now search for candidates on social media websites, compared to 28% in 2008. Apart from that, employers are using social media sites to background check and get references for employees. The digital generation is thus not just limited to the Gen-Z, but also involves the Gen-X and Gen-Y population who are turning to evolving technology and education concepts of the wireless age.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Metaphors of Instructional Design

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff.

DevLearn 2008 - Day 1 Recap

eLearning Weekly

Day 1 of DevLearn 2008 kicked off today with a great keynote from Tim O’Reilly ( @TimOReilly ), where he walked us through the Web 2.0 As we use more social media, our roles will change to be social media architects, where we will build and nurture learning environments. movement and how it has impacted learning and training. Here are some of the notes I took during his keynote: We should always try to follow the “alpha-geeks.&#

Dev Corner - Roles and Authorization

Visual Lounge

Camtasia Relay has always had a notion of role-based access control (RBAC) but depending on how RBAC is implemented in your application you can run into problems extending your security-related business logic in the future. Sidebar: ASP.NET Roles.

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Connectivism and the modern learner

E-Learning Provocateur

Our role, therefore, is not only to assist our colleagues in sourcing new information, but also in managing it effectively. Recently, I read a blog article about connectivism by Debora Gallo.

Interactivity-Centric Blended Learning

Vikas Joshi on Interactive Learning

We showed this graphic for the first time at DevLearn 2008 Conference & Expo at the Fairmont San Jose. Thus, group dynamics plays an important role. The conference theme was, in keeping with its Silicon Valley venue, learning in a Web 2.0 world.

Experiencing E-Learning » Daily Bookmarks 01/14/2008

Experiencing eLearning

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.

The role of T&D in the 21st Century: it’s about the method

Janet Clarey

Harold Jarche has a thoughtful post on changing the training and development role in the 21st Century. I think that’s what most people in workplace learning roles do now isn’t it? Or is the role to provide support for pre-set, top-down performance indicators set around the business needs by communicating ‘learning objectives’ and creating activities around those objectives? You have to build the customer into this new role.

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Some Facts about Immersive Learning Worlds

Kapp Notes

Calling a meeting to order.sort of. The other day, a blog reader sent me an email asking about Immersive Learning and wanted some information about what it meant and how it is being used. So, here are some interesting facts and figures about immersive learning environments.

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. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff.

Storytelling and Instructional Design

Kapp Notes

In storytelling we have characters, in e-learning we are teaching people to perform certain roles (order entry clerk, salesperson). Story telling and instructional design have a lot in common and perhaps they are not thought of as having any overlap but they do.

Corporate Learning Long Tail and Attention Crisis

Tony Karrer

What are the new roles that must be created to go after this? John Seely Brown and Richard P. Adler's recent article - Minds on Fire: Open Education, the Long Tail, and Learning 2.0 talks about the implications of the Long Tail on Education.

E-Learning challenges in vocational education

E-Learning Provocateur

Our role was to share our perspectives of e-learning in the industry sector with the conference delegates, hopefully sharing some knowledge, experiences and ideas that can cross over into vocational education.

New Rollout

Moodle Journal

While it has always been a contention from me that we must avoid at all costs the possibility of allowing the VLE to slip into the role of document dump, the reality remains that popularity and acceptance will only really emerge with use.

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“Talent Balance Sheet” is What We Need


PAA is the ones whose competencies are completely aligned to their job roles while PAL are the ones whose competencies are completely misaligned to their job roles. It is the responsibility of recruitment to define the job role and competency for each role and screen talent accordingly.

Managing Career Paths: The Role of CLO

CLO Magazine

This From the Vault article was originally published on in February 2008. Many organizations have tasked such groups to make strategic investments that put the best people in suitable roles at the right time to drive performance.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Instructional Designer as Consultant?

Learning Visions

Friday, February 08, 2008 Instructional Designer as Consultant? See part one: Instructional Design as a Spectrum ) In eLearning Magazines predictions for 2008 , Patti Shank said this: Learning content, activity, and assessment authoring tools continue to improve.

The big question: making a start in e-learning

Clive on Learning

Once you know where you'd like to fit in, you should consider whether to undertake some formal education or training that's appropriate for your role. In the Learning Circuits Blog, the big question for October is "I'm interested in a career in e-learning. What should I do first?"

CCK08: Iterative, Appreciative Change

Experiencing eLearning

Not so interested in learning theories; more interested in emerging roles and practices. Nancy: Different roles for different people within the network. Recursive flower. These are my liveblogged notes from this morning’s live session for CCK08.

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The big question: What is the scope of our responsibility as learning professionals?

Clive on Learning

Back then we probably saw HR having the major role here, because managers could not always be trusted to act objectively when it came to the advancement of their own direct reports.

Advantages of Immersive Learning

Kapp Notes

Ability for geographically dispersed learners to meet together in a virtual environment to role-play, conduct meetings, and exchange information. Why are simulations and virtual worlds so effective for learning? Here are some possible answers.

Complaint? Students Don't Hang Out in Virtual Worlds After Class

Kapp Notes

Or one-on-one role-plays add to the learning of the student. In the course of a week, I get asked many questions about Virtual Worlds, an interesting one that keeps occurring goes something like this. It seems that students find virtual worlds boring.

What We Can Learn From The Blue Man Group

Kapp Notes

How about job aids, an e-learning module, a face-to-face role-play and reminder email messages.

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Agile e-learning

Clive on Learning

Back in June, I posted about the Three Tiers in the Content Pyramid , a model I borrowed from Nick Shackleton-Jones of the BBC.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Instructional Strategies?

Learning Visions

Friday, March 14, 2008 Instructional Strategies? Heres a few more ideas off the top of my head: Storytelling Case studies Role plays What other strategies or approaches could you suggest? Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff.

Questions about Second Life

Kapp Notes

But if you want to study social networking in online worlds, there are a number of articles and research studies that have used the World of Warcraft as the virtual world being studied and other online role play video games.

eLearning Guild Annual Gathering 2008 - Day 1- Social Learning Discussion

eLearning Weekly

It is not based on technology; however, technology may play a key role. Emphasize their ability to help others and play a bigger role in helping the organization, instead of hoarding the knowledge. (Whew - longest title ever. From here on, I’ll refer to the conference as AG08.). We’re off to a great start! I attended an excellent discussion group this morning - one of the Breakfast Byte sessions on Tips & Tricks When Implementing Social Learning.

You ask for some online games.I give you the FBI.

Kapp Notes

Personnally, I'd like to see some more interactive, role playing FBI games especially for grades 6-12 (the games they have designated for that age group are a little young) but even a serious agency like the FBI sees the value in casual games.

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The Big Question: Leading the charge

Clive on Learning

In the Learning Circuits Blog , Tony Karrer poses a whole series of questions related to the role of learning and development professionals in promoting informal learning / social learning / learning 2.0

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Big Question: Instructional Design as a Spectrum

Learning Visions

Monday, February 04, 2008 The Big Question: Instructional Design as a Spectrum The Learning Circuits Big Question this month: Instructional Design - If, When and How Much? And this is where I see an obvious role for the "real" instructional designers -- that of consultant to those SMEs.

Thanks to Rupa!

Kapp Notes

Writing a book is a lot of hard work and, as an author, one always wonders whether or not the book has value. Sales can tell you a little bit but not the entire story. So I was delighted to read the wonderful review by Rupa of Writer's Gateway.

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Colleges Play Games

Kapp Notes

in one game called Lazybrains] Aplayer assumes the role of Morby, a boy who has been transported to a dangerous fantasy world as punishment for lying on the couch all day and watching TV.

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ASTD TechKnowledge

Tony Karrer

As learning professionals, we have an opportunity to take a leading role. In this keynote, Dr. Tony Karrer will look at the transformation of knowledge work into concept work and the implications for the roles and responsibilities of learning professionals. Learning Trends 2008 - Online - Free [link ASTD TechKnowledge 2009 is coming to Las Vegas in January. I'm doing two sessions including a keynote / general session - descriptions below.