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Instructivism, constructivism or connectivism?

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Instructivism is dead. Gone are the days of an authoritarian teacher transmitting pre-defined information to passive students. In the 1990s, constructivism heralded a new dawn in instructional design, turbo-charged by the rise of Web 2.0. Students morphed into participants , empowered to seek new knowledge and understanding for themselves, in the context of their own unique, individual experiences.

Effective virtual facilitation

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As virtual classes rapidly become de rigueur , the need for an effective virtual facilitation framework accelerates. I propose the 5-stage model of e-moderation developed by world-renowned networked learning guru, Gilly Salmon.

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Workplace learning in 10 years

E-Learning Provocateur

The Learning Circuits Big Question for this month is: If you peer inside an organization in 10 years time and you look at how workplace learning is being supported by that organization, what will you see?

How not to do social media

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In 2009, customer Nick Getley liked the brand so much he created a Bubble O’ Bill page on Facebook that – at the time of writing – has 844,276 fans! As my friends can attest, I’m a big Socceroos fan.

LearnX Asia Pacific 2009 - Day 2

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LearnX Asia Pacific 2009 - Day 1

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I attended the annual LearnX Asia Pacific conference this week at Sydney’s Darling Harbour. While the weather was dreary, I found the sessions topical and thought provoking.

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LearnX Awards 2009

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The annual LearnX E-Learning & Training Awards were announced today, and I’m proud to say that my team won a Gold award for Best Training Team , for our development and support of a self-paced, blended learning model at AMP.

Analyse This

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From the instructional designer’s point of view, the term “Analysis&# fulfils the “A&# in the ADDIE Model, which in turn forms the backbone of the Instructional Systems Design (ISD) process. What is analysis?

A tough little m-learning device

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I attended the CeBIT Expo at Sydney’s Darling Harbour this morning. While there wasn’t a lot that caught my eye in terms of e?learning learning (it is an IT event after all), I liked the look of these tough little tablet PCs that were being demonstrated by Motion Computing.

I’ve twitterised my blogroll

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While the digital age has opened up (and continues to open up) new avenues for learning and knowledge sharing, I sometimes feel the effects of information overload. Indeed, useful tools are available for managing the avalanche of information.

Who shall inherit the Earth?

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Noise pollution

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COP15 was a fiasco. At the eleventh hour, the world’s governments are cobbling together half‑baked emissions targets, after 2 weeks of posturing, grandstanding and generally faffing about. Why bother?

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Taking the “e” out of e-learning

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I started my new role in head office today: Learning & Organisational Development Manager. It’s broader than my previous E‑Learning Manager role, and I must admit that I’m mourning the loss of the term “E‑Learning&# from my title.

Just log in

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The 2009 Horizon Report states: The cloud is the term for networked computers that distribute processing power, applications, and large systems among many machines.

Social networking is king

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In my previous article , I explored one of the principles to emerge from the recent AMPLIFY09 festival, namely “Everything big started small&#. Another principle that resonated with me was, in my own words: Social networking is king.

Everything big started small

E-Learning Provocateur

Last week, AMP hosted its biannual innovation and thought leadership festival, which this year was billed AMPLIFY09: Convergence and Emergence. I was lucky enough to attend many of the speaking sessions, and even live blog some of them.

The power of pictures

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Pictures… Diagrams… Charts… They don’t just look pretty. They can also be a useful means of delivering extensive information to your audience in a concise format. For example, how would you explain the GFC to your colleagues?

Rise of the smart cities

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I read a news article today about the announcement by the Queensland Government to provide wireless internet access to commuters on its Citytrain network. Other articles claim this service will be free. Queensland is not the first government to offer free public wi-fi.

Iconoclasm 2.0

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I’ve been seeing a lot more social media icons on websites these days, and you may have noticed that I’ve recently added a few to this blog.

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Twibal Drums

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Do you think Twitter is a self-indulgent waste of time? You’re not alone. But like most things in life, it all depends on your perspective. David Hopkins asked his followers recently (via Twitter!)… … How would you describe Twitter to the uninitiated, in 140 characters or less? My initial reply was… Twitter is a personal message board…? And of course it is.

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A refreshing perspective of Web 2.0

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Today I watched this 6-minute video clip from MyRaganTV , in which Jim Davis, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of SAS , talks about that company’s approach to Web 2.0. I think Jim maintains a refreshing perspective of Web 2.0 in the corporate sector. SAS doesn’t just talk about transparency, integrity and collaboration: they breathe life into these principles through their application and approach to internal blogs, customer blogs and external social media.

The Unteachables

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Different people have different learning styles , so it’s important that we apply this fact to our delivery models. An excellent illustration of this concept is provided by The Unteachables , a BBC documentary currently showing in Australia on the ABC.

Facts are a bitch

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I was going to blog next about my favourite talk at TEDxCanberra , but before I do that I just want to share my musing for today. This morning I posted the following question to Twitter: What do you think of Parrashoot as the name of a local photography competition in Parramatta?

2009 Top Posts and Topics: Kapp Notes

Kapp Notes

The ASTD Big question this month is an annual question: What did you learn about learning in 2009? So one of the tasks I will do to answer this question is to see what posts were the Best of 2009 from several different sources. How Long Does It Take to Develop One Hour of E-Learning-Updated for 2009. Here are my top posts via Google Analytics for 2009.(I'll So there are my most popular posts for 2009.

Top 100 Learning Game Resources

Upside Learning

Building Better Learning Games- Learning Visions, April 9, 2009. Marc Prensky – Twitch Speed, June 17, 2009. Using computer games in education- ThirdForce Blog, January 30, 2009. Digital games and learning gains (PDF), June 17, 2009. By Kurt Squire, June 17, 2009.

Best of eLearning Learning - First Half of December 2009

eLearning Learning Posts

December 1, 2009 to December 15, 2009. eLearning Templates – 20 Resources - eLearning Technology , December 7, 2009. It’s Culture, Leadership and E2.0 … or fail - trainingwreck , December 13, 2009. Hot Topics in eLearning for 2009 - eLearning Learning Posts , December 2, 2009. Collaborative learning using Captivate and Twitter - Adobe Captivate Blog , December 11, 2009. Dont Waste Your Time , December 10, 2009. ZaidLearn , December 9, 2009.

eLearning: Top Posts of 2009 - Upside Learning Blog

Upside Learning

As we knock on 2010’s doors, it’s a good time to look at what we did on this blog in 2009. We started this blog in March 2009 and in its 10 month existence has more than a 100 posts. Our Top 10 Learning Tools 2009.

Tool Set 2009

Tony Karrer

But hopefully 2009 will be the year when that begins to change. If you care about being relevant and valuable in 2015, you had better be making moves in 2009. Recommendations The intent of this series is to capture my thinking at the start of 2009 about the tools and methods for work and learning. I thought I'd kick off this year by posting a series of posts on topics related to tools and methods for work and learning.

Top 50 Mobile Learning Resources

Upside Learning

The ECAR Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology, 2009. 2009 Horizon Report. I’ve spent an inordinately long time writing a whitepaper on mobile learning trying to expound our thoughts about it and how it might be used in the workplace. I’ve been doing some research around it and I’ve documented some of the better links I’ve come across.

Webinars: Past, Present and Future

Kapp Notes

The webinar begins on December 17, 2009, at 2 p.m. Here are links to webinars past, present and future.not quite a Christmas Carol but.

Irish Learning Alliance Visit

Kapp Notes

A few weeks ago, I was fortunate it enough to travel to see the Prime Minister of Ireland and hear about the Irish Learning Alliance. Unfortunately, I didn't get to go to Ireland, instead I traveled with some friends up to New York to visit with the Irish Learning Alliance.

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Training Industry Statistics

Kapp Notes

2009 U.S. Small companies (10-999 employees) spent about 33 hours of training per employee in 2009. Midsized (1,000 to 9,999 employees) spent about 29 hours of training per employee in 2009. Large (10,000 or more employees) spent about 33 hours of training per employee in 2009. Here are some interesting statistics from TRAINING. Training Expenditures (including payroll and spending on external products and services) was $52.2

Learning, Web 2.0 and Gaming Statistical Round Up

Kapp Notes

Learning Statistics Video Games, Education and Entertainment Statistics Learning Statistics from ASTD 2009 State of the Industry Report Random Web 2.0 Lately I've posted a number of entries related to statistics for video games, Web 2.0 and the learning industry. Here are a list of the entries. Statistics Training Industry Statistics _ Catalog of Recommended Books, Games and Gadgets Recommended Games and Gadgets Recommended Books Content Guide.

Blogger of the Week

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Thanks to E-Learning Planet for naming Kapp Notes the "Blog of the Week" for (November 01, 2009 to November 08, 2009N You can read the criteria and entry at Planet’s Pick of the Week. So thanks to E-Learning Tyro for the shout out. __ Catalog of Recommended Books, Games and Gadgets Recommended Games and Gadgets Recommended Books Content Guide.

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