Top 75 eLearning Posts - May 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

May 2010. Performance Learning Productivity , May 28, 2010 Instructional design is not only seen as a core competency for learning and development/training specialists, but it’s a huge industry, too. A Defense of the LMS (and a case for the future of Social Learning) - Social Enterprise Blog , May 12, 2010 For some time now, I’ve seen a growing negativity toward LMS solutions by a pretty wide group folks in our space. LMS Resources - aLearning , May 8, 2010 I know, I know.

Teaching Online Courses – 60 Great Resources

Tony Karrer

It definitely takes additional thinking/preparation to be good online. I received an inquiry about resources that would help instructors who are about to move into teaching online courses. It made me immediately think back to my first experience with an online session. It was the first ever public session for Placeware - a virtual meeting software company that was much later acquired by Microsoft and became Microsoft Live Meeting.

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How to revamp your learning model

E-Learning Provocateur

By definition, an ILE should be unforced, unscored, unthreatening. In my articles Online courses must die!

Using Virtual Worlds in the Conspiracy to Create an ah-ha Moment

Kapp Notes

It is a Constructivist approach to learning and the environment creates opportunities for learning by allowing the learner to interact in the story.ok, so that is the academic definition but that doesn't do the project justice.

Text-to-Speech vs Human Narration for eLearning

Tony Karrer

I would claim this would definitely argue for Text-to-Speech. Some challenging questions are being raised in this month’s Big Question - Voice Over in eLearning. Some of the key questions: Given the range of solutions for voice-over from text-to-speech, home-grown human voice-over, professional voice-over: how do you decide what's right for your course? How do you justify the budget and how does that factor into your choice of solution? Are there places where text-to-speech makes sense?

Eight Tips for LMS Implementation

Upside Learning

Below are a few things you definitely need to take care of: Create a team and an owner of the implementation : Early on, it is very important to clearly define a team for configuration and implementation of the LMS.

Seven Ways to Use the iPad for Workplace Learning

Upside Learning

High Def Video Libraries – High definition video is already a big part of our lives – YouTube, Vimeo and others support HD, having a handheld device the size of an iPad that’s capable of rendering HD video is special indeed. Video is effective for learning; customized high definition, anytime video will have a greater idea. The ability to draw directly with your fingers versus a stylus or mouse is a definite plus for the iPad. The iPad is here.

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A Fresh Look At Levels of Custom eLearning Solutions

Upside Learning

Every vendor (and client) has a unique definition of levels and they seldom match. How much does one hour of Level 2 elearning cost? and what about Level 3?

Our Favorite Game Design Blogs

Upside Learning

Applied Game Design – Wonderful posts on game and interaction design; definitely recommended. Over so often I get asked what fundamentals of game design apply to the design of learning games – a very difficult question to answer that.

Definition: Metacognition

Kapp Notes

The short definition of Metacognition is "Thinking about Thinking." Here are some more definitions from a variety of sources. information as cited by Lawanto, 2010) It has also been defined as a process by which the brain organizes and monitors cognitive resources. 2010).

General Considerations for Mobile Learning (mLearning)

Upside Learning

In this simple definition: • Mobile Technology – refers to any device that is designed to provide access to information in any location, or while on the move. Terms such as teaching and training are not used in this definition.

19 Tips for Effective Online Conferences

Tony Karrer

You definitely need interaction and time for Q&A. I was recently asked me about my recommendations for conducting effective online conferences (virtual conference). They had attended the LearnTrends free online conference. This conference has been run for a few years now and is tentatively scheduled for November 15-17 this year. This is my attempt to collect some of what we’ve learned over the years doing those conferences.

Using Punctuation and Mark-Up Language to Increase Text-to-Speech Quality

Tony Karrer

For me personally, this is still not the same quality as a good voice talent, but it is definitely a lower cost and has MUCH lower cost in the face of change. This post is part of the series on Text-to-Speech (TTS) for eLearning written by Dr. Joel Harband and edited by me.

Moving To eLearning

Upside Learning

This is definitely one of the primary benefits that e-Learning provides. Our customers account for a number of factors before taking the plunge into e-Learning. I was trying to put together some of the key change factors leading organizations to adopt e-learning stand-alone and as a part of the training blend. I arrived at these factors driving the change: 1. Business Strategy. Geographical Expansion Of Business. New Business Opportunities (which may lead to new skill development).

Adobe FrameMaker: Fix Inconsistent Color Definitions

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

When I do click the Update button, I am frequently stopped short by a notice via the Book Error Log about inconsistent color definitions: This message shows up when two or more files in a book have different definitions for the same color.

The 12 Days of Screencasting - On the Sixth Day.

Visual Lounge

I can't cover to how each one does it here but definitely look at the help file of your application to learn how. We're half way through our "12 days of Screencasting. Have you found the tips useful? Today you're in for a tasty treat. Forget the Six Geese-a-Laying - who wants that?!

Low-Cost Test and Quiz Tool Comparison

Tony Karrer

The reality is that this is more for creating surveys than creating quizzes and tests, but definitely worth considering in some situations. I’ve recently been working with Sameer Bhatia the CEO of ProProfs as I was going through an evaluation of various online tools that support easy, fast, low-cost testing and quiz tools. He helped me pull together the following evaluation of a few different solutions: ClassMarker Quia ProProfs Google Docs Forms Creator, and Quibblo.

Custom eLearning Development Costs – Results From Chapman Alliance Study

Upside Learning

Definition. 2010). Bryan Chapman from the Chapman Alliance informed me this morning about the completion of a study they started last month to collect data about the time and cost of custom elearning development. The report is available for download here.

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The most updated and popular E-Learning Blogs


You should definitely visit the Multimedia Learning blog. November 21, 2010 12:19 PM Christoforos Online said. Have a wonderful day, @cpappas November 21, 2010 12:22 PM Connie Malamed said. Best, Connie November 21, 2010 12:28 PM Christoforos Online said. Have a wonderful day, @cpappas November 22, 2010 12:02 AM Vics said. November 22, 2010 3:26 PM Jeff said. November 22, 2010 11:28 PM Ellen said. November 23, 2010 1:32 AM Christoforos Online said.

The cult of the question

Clive on Learning

There is a definite place for the online self-study tutorial. Sometimes it seems that instructional designers are obsessed with questions. They cannot imagine an effective learning resource that is not liberally sprinkled with opportunities to interact: Plain text is frowned at, yet strangely not in blogs or on the WIkipedia. Page turners are frowned at, yet strangely not on your Kindle. Presentations are frowned at, yet strangely not when shown on TED.

Green Screen Video Tips

Bottom-Line Performance

I definitely want suggestions before I do our next video shoot! . . Leannne standing on the green screen. . . . . Happy Fourth of July!

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The Social Learning and Reflection Continuum

Big Dog, Little Dog

Recently I had a Twitter conversation with Marcia Conner ( @marciamarcia ), Aaron Silvers ( @mrch0mp3rs ), and David Winter ( @davidawinter ) on the subject of reflection.

LMS: Strategy or Tool?

Upside Learning

I am focusing on the second category in this post in the context of workplace learning and, the LMS there is definitely a strategy and should be looked at as a strategic exercise rather than a software (tool) implementation.

Meet David Frazier, State of Alabama technology trainer

Visual Lounge

This may be a plug for him, but the one outside resource that probably helped me the most was the book Camtasia Studio: The Definitive Guide by Daniel Park. Our newsletter Editor, Daniel Foster , caught up with a Camtasia Studio user, David Frazier.

Open Learning Network vs Informal Learning Environment

E-Learning Provocateur

This means that applications use a common set of verbs (such as GET and POST) and nouns (standard definitions of ‘student,’ ‘course,’ ‘score,’ etc.)

What Agile Means to Me

ID Reflections

While we will definitely have our specializations (that after all is what we were hired for), this should not make us incapable of playing multiple roles. I complete exactly 3 months at ThoughtWorks today. While this has been a momentous career shift for me, I may not have written a blog post on it except for the learning. Needless to say, an understanding (albeit very rudimentary) of the Agile philosophy supersedes all other learning (and that has been plentiful too).

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Getting in Touch…

Bottom-Line Performance

It’s a definitive experience for many people and it comes as no surprise that touch-screen interfaces, which initially have been so popular in smart-phones, have now become such a disruptive technology in the portable computer market. Do you remember the first time you used a touch-screen device like a modern smart phone or tablet computer? The sensation you felt as you used what previously was a common tool (phone or computer) in a completely new way?

e-Learning Glossaries


In the glossary you will find a collection of terms and their definitions to help you "speak" e-learning. Ecampus Ecampus glossary provides definitions of e-Learning. Ontarios Ministry of Education e-Learning Glossary e-Learning Glossary e-Learning glossary and Important Instructional Design Terminology Big Dog and Little Dogs Performance Juxtaposition Definitions for learning and e-Learning concepts and theories.

Five Mobile Learning Implementation Tips

Upside Learning

If you are considering mobile learning, this is one application of the technology you definitely want to consider. There really is very little different about designing mobile learnin g from other forms of learning.

Social Learning, Collaboration, and Team Identity

Skilful Minds

Organizational analysts refer to the challenge as a boundary definition problem for teams, when members are spread across large distances whether geographic or cultural in nature. One of my earlier posts asked the question, Who's on Your Team? Its focus was on the importance of social software applications in the Enterprise to the ability of distributed project team members to recognize who is on their team at any point in time, and who isn't.

eLearning & mLearning: Using Color in Learning, Part IV

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

link] You'll need to create a COLOURlovers account to play with this tool, but it's free and definitely worth it! by AJ George Over the last few weeks we've delved deep into color.

eLearning/mLearning: Easy Font Resources

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

I've found the site to be pretty accurate and a definite design time saver. by AJ George. Last week I covered how a selective use of fonts can enhance the effectiveness of your eLearning and mLearning content. This week I have a few easy resources for working with fonts.

What is being a curator of digital microcontent? Or, the one with the big stuffed animals at Wal-Mart.

Janet Clarey

Implicit in this definition are the processes of digital archiving and preservation but it also includes all the processes needed for good data creation and management, and the capacity to add value to data to generate new sources of information and knowledge.

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Differentiating tacit and explicit knowledge

The E-Learning Curve

Tags: e-learning corporate knowledge definition of elearning definition of knowledge elearning explicit knowledge formal knowledge KB KM knowledge ecosystem Knowledge Management tacit knowledge

Categories of Knowledge

The E-Learning Curve

Tags: e-learning corporate knowledge definition of elearning definition of knowledge elearning explicit knowledge formal knowledge KB KM knowledge ecosystem Knowledge Management tacit knowledge

10 Things to Consider Before Your E-Learning Course Goes Live

Rapid eLearning

Definitely stay away from people who build courses or know something about UI or usability design. It’s amazing how fresh eyes can find things you might have overlooked during production. So, before launching your elearning course, it’s a good idea to have others review it.

Top 74 eLearning Posts from September 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

Best of eLearning Learning in September 2010. Examples and Samples of Game Design Documents - Kapp Notes , September 15, 2010 Here is a collection of several game design documents and information about game design documents. 10 Unusual Sources Of Inspiration for eLearning - The eLearning Coach , September 29, 2010 We all need inspiration at times. Presentation: “Twitter in Education, what next?” - Dont Waste Your Time , September 10, 2010 As a follow-up to my (successful?)