Learning in 3D Summer 2009: Class One

Kapp Notes

Recently, we had our first summer class of the course "Learning in 3D," the class focuses on how to create 3D learning spaces and how to use those spaces effectively to promote learning and to leverage the wonderful attributes of 3D. Getting the class together in SL.

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. Statistics. I was researching some statistics for use in a presentation and I wanted to keep them all in one place so I figured my blog was the best place to keep those statistics. Learning Statistics.

Google Wave - Twitter - eLearning Learning Best of October 2009

eLearning Learning Posts

October 2009. Online Games for Teaching Business Concepts and Ideas - Kapp Notes , October 16, 2009. Learner Personas for eLearning - The eLearning Coach , October 5, 2009. Rapid Learning Management Systems - eLearning Technology , October 20, 2009. Twitter for learning - Sticky Learning , October 25, 2009. The Standalone LMS is Dead - trainingwreck , October 24, 2009. Educational iPhone Apps to Make You Smarter - Kapp Notes , October 8, 2009.

50 Years of the Kirkpatrick Model

Upside Learning

They go on to add it’s important to distinguish a plan to build effective training & the evaluation methodology from the actual collection of data. Value must be created before it can be demonstrated – Research has identified statistical correlations between the four levels.

Workplace learning in 10 years

E-Learning Provocateur

Then, whenever a learning need arises, the SME has both the knowledge and the skills to develop their own e-learning solution, quickly and effectively. My gut tells me this statistic is reflected right across the corporate sector.

The Semantic Web cometh

Upside Learning

This sort of rudimentary search and pray approach isn’t effective, and grows more ineffective by the day with the growing size of the web. It would be a simple matter to tell the agent what you are interested in – subject, activity, questions, statistics, whatever – and it’ll roam the web, finding and putting together this information view for you. The information age is rapidly turning into an age of information overload.

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Can You Teach Ethics?

Bottom-Line Performance

You’ve probably heard the statistics that cheating is on the rise in high schools.[i] Training and Development magazine explains that at least part of the difficulty in developing effective ethics training is that the definition of leadership ethics is evolving. 2009). I have a lot of teachers in my family. Over the years they’ve noticed that students come to school needing to learn more than the core subjects.

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Change Leadership: When Change Management Is Not Enough

Living in Learning

Are there not technology standards, workflows, and certifications that demand low tolerance for error, elimination of poor quality output, and avoidance of extraordinary waste if not executed effectively? Regardless of the nature of Change, ripple effects across related or dependant business functions imply interdependent changes in human performance. Effective Change Management ? Effective Change Leadership.

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Ruth Clark: Evidence Based E-Learning #dl09 #dl09-104

Learning Visions

15) delayed procedural learning) – really small … The relationship between ratings (level 1 student rating sheets) is too small to assess lesson effectiveness. text text & simple graphic (this was more effective!) Visual examples were more effective – but animation/video not statistically different from each other. These are live blogged notes from DevLearn '09 -- session with Ruth Clark on Evidenced Based E-Learning.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Building Measurement into Our Training-Development Process

Learning Visions

Friday, February 06, 2009 Building Measurement into Our Training-Development Process Another lunchtime webinosh with Dr. Will Thalheimer. Hit Us Hard 31% Hurt A Little 33% Not Much Effect 33% Helped Us 3% (Is "it hasnt hurt us yet, but Im nervous" an answer?)

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eLearning Costs : eLearning Technology

Tony Karrer

Personal Learning Informal Learning Corporate eLearning eLearning Design Authoring Tools Rapid e-Learning Tools eLearning (e-Learning) e-Learning Software Blended e-Learning e-Learning Tools Learning Management Systems (LMS) e-Learning ROI and Metrics Search via eLearning Learning for first time visitors Thursday, September 10, 2009 eLearning Costs : eLearning Technology A reader sent a note asking my opinion on the vendor pricing in The Great eTrain Robbery?

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Bad Science

From the Coleface

lampoons the nutritionist claims of the likes of Dr Gillian McKeith (whose only doctoral credentials appear to be having bought a mail-order doctorate from an American university); highlights the tragedy caused by the South African government’s insistence that garlic was more effective at treating AIDS than retrovirals; and. Often in the work environment lies, lies and damn statistics are used to support arguments.

LearnTrends - Google Wave - DevLearn - Best of eLearning Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

November 2009. Wednesday, December 02, 2009. Wednesday, December 02, 2009. Thursday, December 03, 2009. Monday, December 07, 2009. Tuesday, December 08, 2009. Tuesday, December 08, 2009. Tuesday, December 08, 2009. Thursday, December 10, 2009. Google Wave in education - Dont Waste Your Time , November 16, 2009. Learning Putty , November 20, 2009. Top 50 Mobile Learning Resources - Upside Learning Blog , November 2, 2009.

Not Your Father’s ROI

Jay Cross

The more powerful the executive, the more likely he or she is involved in effectiveness — doing the right things rather than doing things right. Make a hypothesis of cause and effect. Interview a statistically significant sample of the workforce to see if the hypothesis holds up.

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Update on Future of Business of Learning

Tony Karrer

I felt compelled to capture a few thoughts as I've been having these conversations: Tough Times - No One Jumping Statistics are made real when you run into actual examples. So, please help: How can I effectively explain that training might be a mature or declining industry and still keep folks listening?

Long Live?

Tony Karrer

percent in 2008 (the most recent year for which statistics are available). I know from Data Driven performance improvement solutions that often informal learning can be very effective in driving results. Different people will find different styles of use that are effective. It helps share effective patterns. Just got through reading - Long Live Instructor-Led Learning - by Saul Carliner, who is a person I know, like and respect. Wow, did he step in it on this one.

Web 2.0 and Change Present Challenges to Many Learning Executives

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

LXB: The question that must follow that is: Was the old formal learning method ever effective? Decision makers know that anyone can lie with statistics. Web 2.0 and Change Present Challenges to Many Learning Executives. By Rex Davenport.

Notes from DevLearn and the Adobe Learning Summit

Steve Howard

During the week of November 9th, 2009 I attended two conferences in San Jose. Use sparingly for effect. • @rebecka7: I keep hearing over & over again…get your course/training RIGHT ENOUGH for your deadline and then improve. • [link] Articulate showcases. Q “what’s the bottom-line most effective way to utilise 2.0 Too small to rely on student ratings… to evaluate the quality and effectiveness of the training. what is more effective learning?

Abstract of Study: Effect of Computer-Based Video Games on Children: An Experimental Study

Kapp Notes

One major research null hypothesis was tested: there are no statistically significant differences in students’ achievement when they receive two different instructional treatments: (1) traditional CAI; and (2) a computer-based video game. 2009).

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Prototyping, Distance Learning, Habits, & Mentoring

Big Dog, Little Dog

A prototype's fidelity has the most influence over its effectiveness. While there are several ways to address this issue, one of the most effective is through your Learning Management System (LMS). Integrating Prototyping Into Your Design Process - Boxes and Arrows.

Pay Attention!! | Xyleme Insider


September 15th, 2009 Goto comments Leave a comment I had the honor of interviewing Clive Shepherd a couple of weeks ago for a podcast on the subject of using synchronous online communications for learning or, in more friendly terms, live online learning. Think hard about poll questions: Polls are just terrific little tools because good questions keep viewers engaged and can provide some really good, albeit informal, industry statistics that your audience will appreciate and value.

Are Your Online Tests Valid?

The eLearning Coach

If you don’t have formal training in this area or if you forgot what you learned in that sleep-inducing Educational Statistics class, this article is for you. Personally, I found my Educational Statistics textbook to be an excellent sleeping pill. ).

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ILT, eLearning Tools, Visual Learners, KM, monitter, & T&D Magizines

Big Dog, Little Dog

percent in 2008 (the most recent year for which statistics are available). This effect was especially pronounced for very experienced teams. March 2009 T&D Magazines Online. Long Live Instructor-Led Learning - Saul Carliner in eLearn Magazine.

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Are you playing the role of the Subject Matter Expert instead of the Instructional Designer?

Janet Clarey

L & D measured the effectiveness of the Web 2.0 community by looking at participation, quality of discussions, usage statistics, anecdotes of the community, and interviews with users.

Iterations in Agile Learning Design

Big Dog, Little Dog

Release Iteration (statistical) — the iteration is released as a product to the business unit or customer. A Design Iteration is a micro-technique in that it uses a small set of learners to test part of the learning platform so that you make an interpretation of its effectiveness. This is the seventh in a series of posts on Agile Learning Design: Post 1 - Agile Design: An Ethos for Creating Learning Platforms. Post 2 - Planning in Agile Learning Design.

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Facts are a bitch

E-Learning Provocateur

• What is the most effective mode of delivery? 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.

Summary of #Games Research Qualitative Literature Review Conducted by Fengfeng Ke

Kapp Notes

Fengfeng Ke, a researcher focusing on digital game-based learning, computer-supported collaborative learning, and simulations for instructional use, conducted a review of 89 research articles that provided empirical data on the application and effectiveness of computer-based instructional games. Her goal was to determine the cumulative qualitative and quantitative evidence for using computer games for learning and what factors weigh in on the effective application of instructional gaming.

How to Manage Temporary Employees

The Performance Improvement Blog

has added 913,200 temporary workers since the end of the recession in June 2009 – about 19 percent of all new jobs. Bureau of Labor Statistics figures released May 3. That is, in effect, discarding a large and growing portion of the workers who can make our organizations successful.

Is Your Lesson Like the Sinking Titanic? - Tip #131

Vignettes Learning

How can we help learners cut through blocks of statistical information in intellectually and emotionally engaging ways? Ideas to Try Start with a short conclusion Give learners what they need to learn or start with shocking statistics. June 9, 2009 Jacquelyn Smith, Business Insider.

Spaced Retrieval, Retrieval Practice, and Knowledge Guru: What Research Tells Us

Knowledge Guru

2] When combined with Spaced Retrieval the effect is multiplied. Ideally, the time between the learning events is greater than 24 hours, but shorter times have also been found to be effective. Med Educ 43: 1174–1181, 2009. [2] Retrieval practice (testing) effect.

Why Hospitals are Switching to Virtual Training Software to Deliver EMR Training


In 2009, the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act was signed into law to promote the adoption and meaningful use of health information technology.

Janitors With PhDs?


Good Education writes that 17 million college graduates are “underemployed,&# meaning they work in jobs that don’t effectively utilize the skillsets they learned in college. The Bureau of Labor cites some incredible statistics: 11.5%

With B2B Publishing, digital innovation is key


As with any type of content marketing, B2B marketing needs to be done a certain way for it to be effective. The basis of this argument can be underscored by some of the research and statistics recently highlighted by Business 2 Community Contributor Julie Gauthier.

The Benefits of Switching to Virtual Training Software for EMR Training


In fact, statistics show that nearly all of today’s hospitals (96 percent) and about eight in 10 (78 percent) physicians use electronic medical records (EMRs) and electronic health records (EHRs) to keep track of the medical and treatment history of patients.

Games Teach!

Kapp Notes

In his review of the literature, Hays eliminated 169 of the documents due to structural flaws, the use of opinion instead of statistics, and other research related flaws. Yet, he still concluded, and I quote directly from his research paper: … games can provide effective learning for a variety of learners for several different tasks (e.g., Although research has shown that some games can provide effective learning for a variety of learners for several different tasks (e.g.,

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Games Teach!

Kapp Notes

In his review of the literature, Hays eliminated 169 of the documents due to structural flaws, the use of opinion instead of statistics, and other research related flaws. Yet, he still concluded, and I quote directly from his research paper: … games can provide effective learning for a variety of learners for several different tasks (e.g., Although research has shown that some games can provide effective learning for a variety of learners for several different tasks (e.g.,

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Time to Focus on Middle Manager Development

CLO Magazine

last year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, showing these employees their organizational value by developing them further remains paramount. “So, all too often, if the middle manager doesn’t have sufficient power or resources to do their job, or if they don’t have a clear, realistic or effective organizational strategy, the middle manager will wind up caught between the competing incentives of the executive suite and their line workers.”