Top 70 eLearning Articles - Hot Topics: iPad Adobe Captivate - July 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

July 2010. Educational Games for the Classroom - Kapp Notes , July 19, 2010 Here is a list of educational games that can be used to teach kids during the school year or over the summer break. Instructional Design and E-Learning Blogs - Experiencing eLearning , July 6, 2010 Back when I wrote my instructional design careers series in 2007, I was only aware of a few blogs by instructional designers. How to support informal learning - Informal Learning , July 12, 2010 Interview.

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The Open Screen Project – Will It Succeed?

Upside Learning

Here’s one of them to give you an idea of what it really means: Why is Adobe really doing this? As this Gigaom article points out chances are the Open Screen Project may be bigger than iPhone. For RIAs, the target HTML5 specifications do have the potential to deliver a comparable experience. Or they all know HTML 5 will – ultimately. Check out this article by O’Reilly , to get an idea of the war for the web that’s on.

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Ranting on the Gender Pay Gap in e-Learning

Usable Learning

In it, she referenced the significant gender pay gap: According to research results, men on average make $10k more than woman. Yes – even in the eLearning biz: There continues to be a consistent gender gap in pay between men and women. This gap is most notable in part-time employee pay, where women receive an average hourly rate that is 49.4% <rant starts here> A few days later, this article showed up in the New York Times: A Toolkit for Women Seeking a Raise.

Role of a Learning Consultant: Insightful discussion imported from LinkedIn

ID Reflections

Sahana Chattopadhyay Senior Consultant at Zensar Technologies What does a Learning Consultant do? I am interested in finding out if there are any defined set of tasks that a learning consultant would do to enable organizational learning. But there would still be some baseline tasks that a consultant would do in this respect. Sushant Singh Even i am interested to know about the same, can anybody help please. I don't know if that's true for mid-sized companies.).

Facebook for e-Learning


Some of them are your learners and they know how to use Facebook effectively! I highly encourage you to leave a commend if you know any other Facebook Educational Application. WorldCat You can do research, catalog your librarys collection and of course share it with your learners. They can share files, send private message and do much more through a fast and intuitive interface. November 7, 2010 9:34 AM JasonOutThere said. November 8, 2010 12:22 PM Richard said.

Free e-Learning books


> If you know a free e-Learning book that is not included in the list please I will highly appreciate if you write a comment with a link to that book. -- -- CU Online Handbook - University of Colorado Denver (Update 12/06/2010: suggested by PRL ) Do you currently teach online? Whether you currently teach online or you are thinking about doing it in the future, we are here to help you sort through this process and we hope that this handbook might help you along the way.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Brent Schlenker: Marketers and Game Developers Know More About Learning Than We Do!

Learning Visions

Tuesday, September 22, 2009 Brent Schlenker: Marketers and Game Developers Know More About Learning Than We Do! Live session with Brent Schlenker: Marketers and Game Developers Know More About Learning Than We Do! How do we use new and emerging technologies in the learning space? Point of today’s conversation: talking training, design and development if a marketing person were doing it. What are they doing that’s different?

How (and Why) You Should Promote Informal Learning with Trainees (and the Boss)


Do they learn more about their job from formal training (classroom, online, etc.) or do they learn more informally (from peers, managers, etc.)? If trainees were learning from a co-worker instead of a trainer it meant that there was a training “gap&# or a need not being addressed in the classroom. Refer to published research and ideas compiled in numerous books and articles to help you make an informed argument.

Take a Peek Inside TechSmith - Interview with Bill Hamilton

TechSmith Camtasia

It was a great article. What do you think? How many employees do you have? What do you look for in people you hire? What do you say to other companies who feel this is impossible to do? How do you get everyone to feel included while not bogging the company down in hours of meeting time? You just do what needs to be done. I've worn the hat of doing payroll, programming, marketing, managing development teams. So do it and learn from it.

A Roadmap for Building an E-Learning Course

Rapid eLearning

The two images below come from a recent CrunchGear article. Don’t worry about what the products do or the merits of one product over another. It conveys to the learner that what they’re doing is important and worth their time. I like this quote about set design : "The scenographer visually liberates the text and the story behind it, by creating a world in which the eyes see what the ears do not hear." Information Design: What Do People Need to Know?

Top 70 eLearning Posts for June and Hot Topics including iPad and Mobile Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

June 2010. Real learning – let’s not confuse it with completing templated exercises - Performance Learning Productivity , June 18, 2010 I read a piece written by Kate Graham of e2train on Thursday and it started me thinking about the ‘real learning versus managed learning’ debate. 20 Facts You Must Know About Working Memory - The eLearning Coach , June 2, 2010 Without adapting learning experiences to the learner’s cognitive architecture, instructional design is hit or miss.

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Game Making for Learning

Usable Learning

and that by the end of the semester we were just filling in the gaps. As I mentioned earlier, the two things that I wanted the students to achieve by doing this were: Revisit key material. I know this isn’t a new idea : There are lots of folks doing this kind of thing, or related things. Pete Border, who has also taught in the same program, using game building to teach physics (paywall to actual article, unfortunately).

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Overcoming Gen-Y Bias

CLO Magazine

A myriad of articles have been written about how to manage Gen-Y, as we seem to have earned a poor reputation in the workplace. The greatest difference among our currently living generations is mostly due to the gap created by growing up with the Internet. Respect your boss (and superiors) always, whether you think you know more than them or not. Listen carefully to all directives: You shouldn’t have to be asked to do something twice.

BE a businessperson

Jay Cross

That question is this: what would Andrew do? Your objective will often be to do convince Andrew what you say/do is worthy of investment. When in doubt about ROI, just ask yourself “What would Andrew Carnegie do?&#. When you talk with a businessperson, you must talk like they do. How could you do your job right without knowing where the corporation was headed? Once you know the answers to these questions, you are ready to proceed.

Why mistakes matter

Clive on Learning

I like to believe it doesn’t happen very often, but I do have to acknowledge it when I am. In the latest Scientific American Mind, there is an article on The Pluses of Getting It Wrong (first couple paragraphs available here ). You empirically have better recall for knowledge if you tried to access it, even though you know you don’t have it. In Mea Culpa and Rethink on Pre-tests , Clark Quinn makes a confession: Well, it turns out I was wrong.

Online training in empathic mode


We will focus in this article on a definition that is meaningful and applicable in a pedagogical context. This reality, coupled with the need to do everything possible to “reduce the distance” inherent in this type of training, makes it essential to optimize the human and communicational dimension between the teacher and learners. Related articles: The 3 Speeds of Thought. 3 Cognitive Biases to Know in Education. Articles Catherine Meilleur

Aging Members Will Stick Around (& Keep Learning) Longer Than You Think

WBT Systems

Businesses will have to bridge that gap with older, 65+ workers. An article in Nautilus , where many of this post’s statistics and quotes were sourced, shares the story of two companies that welcome older workers. “We’re Between 2000 and 2010, the 55+ segment grew from 13 to nearly 20 percent of the workforce, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Are employers encouraging older employees to continue working in some capacity to bridge that gap?

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: DIY vs. Formal Learning

Learning Visions

Tuesday, February 27, 2007 DIY vs. Formal Learning DIY Learning (Do-it-Yourself) is the term of the week, it seems. Elliot Masies most recent Learning Trends newsletter leads with the headline "DIY: Do It Yourself Trends". He quotes an article by Dion Hinchcliffe in ZD Net in which Dion states, The idea of DIY (Do It Yourself) is to get developers and IT departments out of the demand loop and letting users self-service themselves. What do you think?

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: eLearning Tip #23: Karmic Learning with Twitter

Learning Visions

Monday, May 18, 2009 eLearning Tip #23: Karmic Learning with Twitter You probably already know that Twitter is the 140-character microblogging platform. While youre there, be sure to check out the previous 22 tips -- all great articles written by Stephen Walsh, one of Kineos founding partners. The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew! Moodle in 2010 Kineo Insights Webinar: Challenges and Best Practi.

LMS is not dead (again)


No, the articles say that it is dead. You know in a system. Holy moly, what do you think the mass folks who have a HRIS system tend to do, when they go this route? Go back to early 2000’s to 2010 or so, and there were way more LCMSs than exist today. The rate of extinction is in front of us, and what do you hear from the naysayer market? Rather they were built to identify what learners (employees and customers) did not know when it came to training.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Second Life Backlash and Controversy

Learning Visions

As you may know, Ive only been there once. Donald does a great job recapping various articles and provides some useful links, including the following: 2) Second Thoughts on Second Life by Sylvia Martinez. Christopher Simpson also comments: As for doing business, holding meetings and such in SL, its really a matter of what works and what doesnt. But they do like to use it to visit new places or do group activities." The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew!

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Debunking the Learning Styles Myth

Learning Visions

Wednesday, May 16, 2007 Debunking the Learning Styles Myth As you may know, Ive been on a focused mission to better understand so-called learning styles and their place -- or not -- in e-Learning. Guy includes the text of a 2001 article by Sigmund Tobias of Fordham University. There are generally many ah-ha moments as people understand the why of the rationale folks do things so differently from the way they do. and now I know all about your background: you do it all!

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: NewsFlash: PowerPoint Bad For Learning

Learning Visions

Wednesday, April 04, 2007 NewsFlash: PowerPoint Bad For Learning Found via SlashDot , an article in todays Sydney Morning Herald " Research points the finger at PowerPoint." The article cites new research from the University of New South Wales (home of John Sweller, "founding father" of Cognitive Load Theory). Some key nuggets from the Sydney Herald article: It is more difficult to process information if it is coming at you in the written and spoken form at the same time.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Audio in eLearning: When Rough Around the Edges is Better

Learning Visions

Tuesday, June 09, 2009 Audio in eLearning: When Rough Around the Edges is Better At our seminar today on using Articulate and Moodle and "Doing More for Less" , the conversation turned (as it always does) to using audio in eLearning. This past year we started doing more video interviews with SMEs using Flip cameras over the XL1. I wrote an article recently about this -> [link] 4:01 AM Joel Harband said. Lose sight of those things and everything you do is poo.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Half of Companies Blocking Facebook

Learning Visions

This August 21 article posted by Sharon Gaudin in Information Week reports that Half of Companies are Blocking Facebook: "Employers are increasingly blocking access to Facebook because theyre concerned about the time wasted and the information leaked when workers use social networks on company time." The article gives no specifics, making me wonder if the threat is real or just imagined by the corporate control freaks. Of course, no company can do so, but many of them still try.

Learning is Not a Hat, and One Size Does Not Fit All


Do you feel like it fairly measured your intelligence and knowledge? Without her influence I would have gone astray and who knows where I would have wound up. I work feverishly to review content (using articles, books, videos, games, etc.) It starts by recognizing that each individual is unique and there is not one technology or learning platform that can do it all; that includes your LMS, MOOC, MOODLE or POODLE.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Women, Gaming & the Guild Master Ceiling

Learning Visions

A basic premise of the book is that gamers are on their way into the workplace and will be changing how we do business. I think there may be a difference in whether girls identify themselves as gamers or not, even if they do play games. I would expect that we will find people who dont actively participate in social media to hit a ceiling before non-gamers do though. There was the article a few months back about retirees playing with the Wii -- bowling leagues, for example.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: All The Worlds A-Twitter

Learning Visions

After reading Jane Harts article Understanding Todays Learner , I realized Id better be walking the talk and trying out all the hot new "learning" tools. That sort of freaked me out and I momentarily panicked -- how do I reply back and just how did they find me so fast? (oh, Not a bad start-up time, if I do say so myself. I know that Karyn Romeis has a cold. I know people consolidate and slim down ( Brent , for instance), but Im not sure Im ready for that challenge.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Go Read a Book

Learning Visions

Reading Well by moriza 73% of Americans said they had read "a book of some kind", according to a survey cited in this fascinating article (I was reading way past my bedtime last night): Twilight of the Books: What will life be like if people stop reading? What do you think? Did not know if you had seen either of these two links, both book-focused and two of my favs. The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew! Moodle in 2010 Kineo Insights Webinar: Challenges and Best Practi.

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Learning Is Not a Hat: One Size Does Not Fit All!


Without her influence, I certainly would have gone astray – who knows where I would have wound up. For example, each time I am presented with information that interests me, I become immersed in the topic, and I work feverishly to review the content (be it articles, books, videos, games, etc.). That being said, there is not one technology or learning platform that can do it all, including your LMS, MOOC, etc.

Why Companies Should Spend More on Social Learning | Social.

Dashe & Thomson

technologies into our training programs, but rarely do we find a client that wants to create a robust learning environment comprised of both formal and informal components. Karen O’Leonard from Bersin & Associates wrote an article last week entitled Corporate Spending on Social Learning. In the article she gives some scary statistics: Our recent study showed that 30 percent of US companies spent money on informal learning tools or services in 2010.

How Empathy Makes Your Learners Learn - Tip #168

Vignettes Learning

Empathy Gap In marketing speak, Google Glass failed because the team behind it did not do the market research right. A MediaPost article states: In learning and development, we face the same problem with a different name. Let’s call it the “ Empathy Gap.” Storytelling Links Technology and Empathy Fortunately, there’s a simple formula to fix the empathy gap in elearning. References Empathy Gap. Technology’s “empathy gap” | Dan Hon | TEDxLiverpool.

Why yesterday’s skills and development strategies aren’t enough to survive today’s digital transformation

Learning Wire

an estimated 60M people are shut off from jobs because of a lack of digital skills: nearly 20% of American adults do not use the Internet at home, work, or at school, or by mobile device [3]. Progress generates a skills gap. The 21st century workplace is built on changing skills that require lifelong learning and development: not doing so will result in planned obsolescence. 2010). 2010). The Search for Competence in the 21st Century” Quest Journal 2010.

How can we overcome tech paralysis?

CLO Magazine

As Schwab wrote in an article for Foreign Affairs in December 2015, “The speed of current breakthroughs has no historical precedent. With these types of overwhelming growth, it can be very easy to become completely overwhelmed in the sense that you just don’t even know quite where to start. It’s the whole cliche of, “How do you eat an elephant? People don’t even know which bite to begin with, because a lot of it just looks so darn tasty!

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: A Deserted Second Life

Learning Visions

Well, I do know that some educators are experimenting thoughtfully with Second Life ( Karl Kapp , for one). And I also know that theres a lot of hype and a lot of people who havent bought into the whole notion of even having a second life. I think my secondlife category in has more articles than any other category). But its on my to-do list for this week (as it has been on my to do list for the last month). Do you have a Second Life?