A course is not the solution to every problem: Case Study 1

Jane Hart

This is the first of three case studies that shows how courses are not the solution to every learning or performance problem. These posts have been adapted from posts that first appeared on my blog in 2010.

Project case studies arriving

Moodle Journal

With July well underway, the first of the eLearning project case studies have started to arrive. What form will the case studies take? From the original group of proposals and for a number of reasons a few have dropped by the wayside.

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British Telecom Dare2Share case study

Clive on Learning

Here at Learning Technologies 2010 I chaired a fascinating session looking at the learning applications of social media, presented by Jane Hart and British Telecom’s Peter Butler. There was a lot of interest in the BT case study and we ran out of question time, but luckily there are plenty of web resources that will allow you to follow up.

Using the iPad in Sales Training: Case Study by Lora Davis

Learning Solutions Magazine

While many e-Learning producers are struggling to understand how the iPad may be useful in online. instruction, one sales training team has already been successful in using Apple’s new device in blended. instruction in the classroom. Here’s their story.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Kineo Webinar: Compliance Training Case Study

Learning Visions

Sunday, August 23, 2009 Kineo Webinar: Compliance Training Case Study Kineo will be holding a free webinar on developing cost-effective compliance training on Thursday, August 27, 2009. former EVP Human Resources of First Group America on August 27 th for a case study on the development of a 15-minute course on the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. Moodle in 2010 Kineo Insights Webinar: Challenges and Best Practi.

Submit a Case Study to LEEF 2010!

Usable Learning

Currently the call is out for Case Study sessions on topics related games and simulations in learning (the case study format is one of the real strengths of the forum). I suggest you submit a case study proposal for LEEF 2010 – an event that focuses on profiling case studies in games, simulations and virtual worlds. The Learning and Entertainment Evolution Forum (LEEF) will take place in Harrisburg, PA on June 17-18, 2010.

Text-to-Speech vs Human Narration for eLearning

Tony Karrer

You can think of this as four case studies of Text-to-Speech. The case studies come from: Case Study A. Case Study B. Case Study C. Case Study D. I thought the response from Case Study D was particularly interesting: D. In this case, they were using Text-to-Speech to prepare themselves for a presentation. In other cases, it’s great to have audio to add engagement.

Case Study Techniques for Evaluating E-Learning Initiatives

The E-Learning Curve

Case studies allow naturalistic methods of enquiry such as individual interviews to be carried out, side-by-side with quantitative data Case Study Techniques for Evaluating E-Learning Initiatives is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog. Tags: e-learning case study evaluation qualitative research design

Co-Author Speaking at 3D Life Science 2010 Event in Malvern, PA

Kapp Notes

On January 19th, 2010. At the event, you will see case studies and hear about experiences people have had using innovative 3D technologies. Check out the event at the Life Sciences 2010: The Global Collaboration Imperative. __ Catalog of Recommended Books, Games and Gadgets Recommended Games and Gadgets Recommended Books Content Guide. Tony O'Driscoll (my co-author and partner in 3D) will be presenting at an event co-sponsored by Microsoft and ProtonMedia.

Open Source Authoring Tools for e-Learning


An Action Maze is a kind of interactive case-study; the user is presented with a situation, and a number of choices as to a course of action to deal with it.

We Teach as We are Taught

Kapp Notes

Models for understanding pre-service and beginning teachers' biographies: Illustrations from case studies. Studying teachers’ lives (pp. As schools adapt to new technologies and hardware and software, curriculum changes need to reflect more than just the inclusion of technology; changes needs to impact methodology, approach and instructional activities.

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Why E-Learning is So Effective

Rapid eLearning

Live sessions were interactive case studies that applied the information. Worst case, you can always start over. That’s not the case with elearning. Tidbits: I’m in San Diego at the Training 2010 Training & Expo this week. E-learning is hot. And for good reason.

Using the iPad in Sales Training: Case Study

Take an e-Learning Break

"While many e-Learning producers are struggling to understand how the iPad may be useful in online instruction, one sales training team has already been successful in using Apple’s new device in blended instruction in the classroom. Here’s their story." Check it out: [link

Approaches to Evaluating Non-Formal Learning: the Case Study

The E-Learning Curve

I consider a case study methodology to be the most effective strategy to use when evaluating non-formal learning. Approaches to Evaluating Non-Formal Learning: the Case Study is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog. Now read on.

In case you missed it – a year in posts

Clive on Learning

In the unlikely event that you’re bored over the holidays, here’s a quick index to 104 posts and 35000+ words of Clive on Learning in 2010. British Telecom Dare2Share case study Who writes web content? Latest CEGOS survey shows how Europe is shaping up for learning technologies The iPad is your ultimate travel companion Training is hard work There's no need to aspire to Hollywood content July Social media in the UK 2010 Is informal learning more style than substance?

Wikis and Learning – 60 Resources

Tony Karrer

Experiencing eLearning , July 27, 2009 Wikis at Work - eLearning Technology , February 25, 2007 Control and Community: A Case Study of Enterprise Wiki Usage , May 4, 2009 Blog or Wiki? trainingwreck , January 23, 2010 Social Learning Strategies Checklist - Social Enterprise Blog , January 11, 2010 Extending elearning? I’m involved in several discussions around how to use Wikis as part of learning solutions.

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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.

Augmented Reality for Learning

Tony Karrer

You may have wondered where the keywords come from. :) Actually, this leads to quite a treasure trove of great posts: Tools for Developing Augmented Reality Applications - Upside Learning Blog , April 30, 2010 Fighting Phobia's with Augmented Reality - Kapp Notes , July 6, 2010 Augmented Reality, Future for eLearning? Designing Impact , June 8, 2010 Augmented Reality: does it have a place/future in education?

A peak at “Learning in 3D”

Janet Clarey

Chapter 6 in Learning in 3D highlights ten case studies from Microsoft/Sodexo, Cisco, Ernst & Young, U.S. I was happy to be asked to participate in a Blog Book Tour for the newly released book Learning in 3D: Adding a New Dimension to Enterprise Learning and Collaboration by Karl M.

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Mobile Learning: Book Review

Kapp Notes

Ten years later, this has mostly changed – the idea of mobile learning is not new, smartphones are much more capable than ten years ago and are becoming ubiquitous, the app revolution has happened, programming has become easier, and we now have a few case studies of successful use of mobile learning in corporate settings. 2010), making it appealing to the business market. Recently, I was sent a copy of Gary Woodill’s latest book, The Mobile Learning Edge.

Recent Research on Interactive Learning

Vikas Joshi on Interactive Learning

This list of existing research and articles on interactivity in learning was put together by Janhavi Padture, Director of Research, Analysis and Strategy at Harbinger Knowledge Products.

My Top 10 'Learning' books from 2010

Sticky Learning

The book presents through a range of stories/case studies and provides glimpses of the creative/design process used within IDEO. Throughout the book and the included CD-ROM there are piles of practical examples and case studies.

Case study: How A 3-Year Project Led Us To Scenario-Based Course Design by Mike Dickinson

Learning Solutions Magazine

Designing compliance training can be a great challenge, on many levels. Blended learning, including classroom, games, online elements, and scenarios, is an excellent way to deal with this, but creating it is not necessarily simple or easy. Here is the story of how one (very small) training department backed into a highly effective solution over three years of effort. Management Strategies

2.0 is a philosophy, not a technology

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Informal Case Studies. Informal Books/case studies. Social SharePoint 2010, eRoom/Documentum. Internet Time Alliance spent a couple of days last week putting the 2.0 into a tedious proposal for a large, forward-facing multinational corporation. Among our recommendations were: Informal Live webcasts. Informal Recorded webinars. Informal Video conferencing. Informal Workshops.

Compelling Reasons to Use Gamification


Utilizing game elements in your courses allows you to leverage case studies more effectively to convey the key takeaways. Their procedural knowledge was 14% higher, and their retention 9% higher (Ely & Sitzmann, 2010).

Creating e-Learning for Everybody Using Multiple Intelligences

Spicy Learning

Using audio case studies will engage these learners (but don’t forget to include a transcript for learners that prefer to read the information). Provide links for further private study, as these will often appeal to the intrapersonal learner. What is the Multiple Intelligences theory? For the most part, it’s common sense! Penned by Howard Gardener in 1983, the theory describes what those of us who went to school already knew: Different people learn in different ways.

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Top five tips for writing an effective, engaging compliance course

Spicy Learning

For example, consider photo or video scenarios, handy downloadable tips, news reports or articles, real life case studies and easy to access dictionaries. Compliance training has a bad reputation for being little more than a box-ticking exercise. But here at Saffron we believe it’s absolutely possible to create effective, engaging training that achieves both competence and compliance.

Ad-hoc Social Learning Environment - How a Blog Drives Learning

Vikas Joshi on Interactive Learning

The program, dubbed BaseCamp 2010, addressed 40 participants drawn from the senior and mid-level ranks of the company. Blog posts provided a guiding theme and then pointed to a web resource such as a YouTube video, or a podcast or a news story article or a case study. In yet another case, a blog post would provide a framework for various leadership traits, and participants would be asked to reflect and decide how they view themselves.

A Roadmap for Building an E-Learning Course

Rapid eLearning

Reliance on these rigid guidelines doesn’t always fit the needs of the elearning project and in many cases leads to inferior course design. Case studies & scenarios : Present some problem solving exercises and activities.

Pros and Cons of the Retrospective Pre-Test Design

The E-Learning Curve

In the context of the case study method, triangulation of data from other sources can be used to counteract or balance threats to validity. Tags: e-learning case study evaluation qualitative research design Pros and Cons of the Retrospective Pre-Test Design is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog.

A Research Design to Evaluate E-Learning Projects

The E-Learning Curve

The case study design is useful when answering “how” and “why” questions, and in understanding the particulars, and diversity of a learning program. Tags: e-learning case study evaluation qualitative research design A Research Design to Evaluate E-Learning Projects is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog.

A List of Interesting Mobile Learning Links

Upside Learning

Marys City Schools, Links To Other Case Studies, And News Articles. 2010 Horizon Report. 25+ mLearning Tools in 60 Minutes – DevLearn 2010. Mobile learning is in the air, almost everyone realizes the potential, and some companies are now taking tentative first steps.

Learning with 'e's: The 5th Plymouth e-Learning Conference

Learning with e's

The 5th Plymouth e-Learning Conference (8-9 April, 2010) will examine the theme of e-learning in a time of change, and will challenge notions of traditional boundaries, learning spaces and roles. Our keynote speakers for the 2010 event are Josie Fraser and Donald Clark.