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Compelling content requires some media chemistry

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Media chemists know less is usually more Media consumers, especially learners, want the easy life. They're interested in the content, not the container. The technology and the interface with which they interact should be invisible. Your design decisions should be invisible.

How online education could mean a very few attain stardom

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It brought to mind a posting I made back in 2009, called How online media helps to create ever brighter stars. I thought I''d bring it back to life here: September 22, 2009 Webinars, video recordings and podcasts provide the opportunity for experts to share their thoughts and experiences with a wide audience. I was fascinated to read an article in this week''s Economist on Massive Open Online Forces , looking at some of the economic effects of the rise of online education.

Profile of a learning architect: Julie Wedgwood

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The successful adoption of e-learning as an accepted method of delivering training proved to be vital during the swine flu epidemic in 2009. Throughout my book The New Learning Architect I take time out to look at real-life examples of great learning architects in action.

Clips and tips are what you want when you're on the move

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Back in November 2009, I posted about Yet another renaissance for the training video and marvelled at how Video Arts has been able to re-invent itself as each new opportunity presents itself.Well here we go again.

Five media forms

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Last week I posted on Exploring e-learning in all its forms , which Mark Bethelemy elaborated on in his post From formal courses to social learning. Mark referenced a number of alternative models which somehow led me to Diana Laurillard’s conversational framework.

The Big Question: Predictions for 2009

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The Learning Circuits Blog Big Question for January asks what are your challenges, plans and predictions for 2009? Here are my offerings: Challenges Keeping innovation and change on the agenda when all anyone's interested in is survival.

E-Learning Debate 2009

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Today saw a tremendous gathering of the who's who of UK learning technologies in the historic debating chamber of the Oxford Union. Many thanks must go to e-learning developers Epic for putting together this event and allowing their own industry to be placed under the microscope. The motion was as follows: "This house believes that the e-learning of today is essential for the important skills of tomorrow." " Needless to say this wording is open to all sorts of interpretations.

Open source instructional design

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The book I chose was, to be fair, a short one, the intriguingly titled Open Source Instructional Design by Nathan Eckel (IntelliDesign, 2009). The flight from London to Newcastle this afternoon provided an ideal opportunity to remove one book from the pile accumulating on my desk. Not only did I accomplish this, I still had time for an exorbitantly expensive cup of tea and a KitKat.

The Big Question: What did you learn about learning in 2009?

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Quite a lot actually.

Battle of the Bloggers – last words – part 4

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I continue my re-cap of the responses I gave to the questions posed at last week’s Battle of the Bloggers at Online Educa 2009 : Question 4 is: What are the learning tools of the future?

Battle of the Bloggers – last words – part 3

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I continue my re-cap of the responses I gave to the questions posed at last week’s Battle of the Bloggers at Online Educa 2009 : Question 3 is: Is there a common language in the learning field?

Battle of the Bloggers – last words – part 6

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This posting completes my re-cap of the responses I gave to the questions posed at last week’s Battle of the Bloggers at Online Educa 2009 : Question 6 is: With the 20th anniversary of the collapse of the Berlin wall, what walls would you most like to see broken down in learning?

Battle of the Bloggers – last words – part 5

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I continue my re-cap of the responses I gave to the questions posed at last week’s Battle of the Bloggers at Online Educa 2009 : Question 5 is: What type of learning has the most impact?

Battle of the Bloggers – last words – part 1

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Last Friday I took part in the Battle of the Bloggers at Online Educa 2009 in Berlin, alongside Donald Clark , Jane Hart and Ellen Wagner. Our host was the inimitable Bert de Coutere (pic of half of Bert below, the other half is similar), who came up with some strange but intriguing questions.

Battle of the Bloggers – last words – part 1

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Last Friday I took part in the Battle of the Bloggers at Online Educa 2009 in Berlin, alongside Donald Clark , Jane Hart and Ellen Wagner. Our host was the inimitable Bert de Coutere (pic of half of Bert below, the other half is similar), who came up with some strange but intriguing questions.

Clive’s columns vol2

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I’ve assembled another collection of my columns, this time from e.learning age and IT Training magazines and written over the past two years.

CreateDebate does what it says on the tin

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I picked a contentious issue – how relevant is the ADDIE model in 2009? – Earlier this week I tested out a site called CreateDebate. which allows you to set out a proposition and some opposing arguments and then invite others to join the debate.

Visual language for designers

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I've spent a couple of happy hours poring over Connie Malamed 's luxuriant new tome Visual language for designers , (Rockport, 2009). Like slide:ology , which I reviewed last month, this book is a work of art in its own right - a real visual extravaganza.

It takes years to perfect this type of timing

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Thanks to Jeroen van Eeghem for this picture, which captures the moment at Learning Technologies 2009 when Jay Cross (right) strolled past as I delivered my presentation on the exhibition floor, just as his picture appeared on the slide.

An Xmas puzzle

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That’s it for Clive on Learning before Xmas 09. Far too much to do with loads of family coming to stay and then party for neighbours on Tuesday. I’ll leave you with this puzzle. Can you work out what you’re seeing in this Xmas picture?

Why it pays to be the only one with your name

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I would have thought Clive Shepherd was a fairly distinctive name.

Exploring e-learning in all its forms

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The Big Question: How do I communicate the value of social media as a learning tool to my organisation?

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This month’s Big Question in the ASTD Learning Circuits Blog is ‘How do I communicate the value of social media as a learning tool to my organisation?’ How indeed?

The Big Question: How should presenters address multitasking?

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I’m just in time to tackle this month’s Big Question from the Learning Circuits Blog.

Wisdomap

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I recently had the opportunity for a hands-on demonstration of some new mind-mapping software called Wisdomap , aimed specifically at the education market.

VLE 2

Old and new models of teaching

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Phil Green alerted me to this amusing image which originates from a JISC InfoNET article Approaches to course design with technology. Of course it isn’t that amusing because it’s really rather sad.

Live online learning – a free download

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Onlignment has just issued this free download e-book, a facilitator’s guide to live online learning.

Web 2

Mobile broadband the route to universal access

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Blog-o-the-month: your vote counts

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Seems Clive on Learning has been nominated for Blog-o-the-Month at the Blogger's Hut on Second Life at ISTE Island. If you believe we should win, head off to the Blogger’s Hut yourself and ‘click the appropriate square on the polling object

What we need is a little more slide:ology

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I’ve just finished slide:ology , a wonderful book by Nancy Duarte, which celebrates ‘the art and science of creating great presentations’.

New thoughts on getting started in e-learning

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As you can see, I'm really having to rough it at the ITU Regional Human Capacity Development Forum for Africa here in Kampala. However, this abundance is not representative of the situations many of the delegates here are facing when trying to implement e-learning.

Riding the change curve

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Yesterday I was presenting at an organisation's internal HR conference. I gave the same presentation I've been doing all year, on the theme of 'change and opportunity'.

Big Question: What new skills and knowledge are required for learning professionals?

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This month's Big Question on the Learning Circuits Blog asks 'What new skills and knowledge are required for learning professionals?' Well,contrary to many commentators, I am not so sure that l&d professionals need to tear up the rule book and start again.

CommentCatcher

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I’ve been having a play with this little tool from i3Logic. It acts as an Articulate plug-in, allowing customers, reviewers and subject-experts to make comments on Articulate projects that are in development or early stages of implementation.