Contemporary E-Learning: Delivering Knowledge Or Dishing Out Information

Upside Learning

Where is the knowledge we have lost in information? — So, what differentiates knowledge from information? A learner gains knowledge when he/she uses the provided information to actually do things and receives feedback about what he/she has done.

PowerPoint 2010: Paste Linking

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

By Paste Linking the data into your presentation, the information in your presentation will automatically be updated when the Excel spreadsheet is updated. by AJ George.

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Likert-Type Scales: Examples, Samples and Information

Kapp Notes

If you are doing a formative or summative evaluation of instruction or doing a needs assessment or a program evaluation, sooner or later you are going to need a Likert-type scale. You also may have a question about using odd or even numbers in the Likert-Type Scale, here is some insight on that. Here are several types of scales that you might find handy.

"Hey ya'll": Informal Language is the way to go in E-Learning

Kapp Notes

There is research evidence to indicate that informal language in an e-learning module is more effective than formal language. So when learners received instruction informally, they performed better later on.

How to revamp your learning model

E-Learning Provocateur

and The ILE and the FLE in harmony , I advocate the development of a virtual Informal Learning Environment (ILE) to work in tandem with the Formal Learning Environment (FLE) to support both the learning process and its administration. Informal learning. Informal Learning Environment.

eLearning: In Fonts We Trust

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

Some Fonts Increase Trust A 2008 study by Sharath Sasidharan and Ganga Dhanesh for the Association of Information Systems found that typography can affect trust in eCommerce. by AJ George There is no denying that the most important thing about eLearning is solid content.

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Open Learning Network vs Informal Learning Environment

E-Learning Provocateur

Mine is the Informal Learning Environment (ILE). Within such a framework, any tool can securely interact with any other tool, passing user IDs and course and role information. It formalises the informal. In the workplace, however, the vast majority of learning is informal.

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Top 10 e-Learning Blog posts for 2010

eFront

News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 12/26/2010 Top 10 e-Learning Blog posts for 2010 Getting new ideas and tips concerning e-Learning is important to me. Based on my favorite e-Learning blogs I created the following list with my Top 10 e-Learning blog posts for 2010. > Which is your favorite e-Learning blog post for 2010? Susan Nash December 27, 2010 5:14 PM Christoforos Online said.

Twitter for Learning – 55 Great Articles

Tony Karrer

is up - Adventures in Corporate Education , April 18, 2009 Facilitating a twitter chat - Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning , March 9, 2010 To get Twitter you gotta Tweet! In a recent conversation, I was asked what I thought about twitter as a learning tool. Over the course of the past few years I’ve moved from saying “I don’t get it” – to feeling like it’s a good addition to my Learning Tool Set.

PowerPoint 2010: Adding Animation to SmartArt

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

PowerPoint's SmartArt allows you to visually communicate information. by AJ George. You can create SmartArt graphics that are lists, process diagrams and organizational charts. Adding SmartArt is simple. all you need to do is click the SmartArt command on the Insert Ribbon.

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. Information overload is more serious than ever.&#.

eLearning Conferences 2011

Tony Karrer

Past years eLearning Conferences 2010 , eLearning Conferences 2009. If possible, please do not remove the contact information when you re-distribute the list as that is how I receive updates and corrections. link] March 3-5, 2011 Information Fluency Workshop, San Antonio, Texas, USA.

Teaching Online Courses – 60 Great Resources

Tony Karrer

What a difference a decade makes – now there’s almost TOO much information. 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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Formal Learning All the Way.Baby

Kapp Notes

There has been a lot of talk about formal vs. informal learning in the educational blogosphere and when it comes right down to it, formal learning is the most effective. Do we expect a customer service employee to provide excellent customer service and use the computer system to look up critical information when the training is delivered in a classroom environment which is an environment nothing like the actual environment in which they are asked to perform.

A Brief History of Instructional Design

Origin Learning

A number of models based on information-processing- approach, were developed across military, academia and organizations. 2010 and beyond. Instructional Design has come a long way.

Open Source eLearning Tools

Tony Karrer

Open Source LMS Other Open Source LMS Solutions - eLearning 24-7 , April 14, 2010 Open Source life, LMSs beyond Moodle - Learning Rocks , December 18, 2008 Open Source LMS - eLearning Technology , December 10, 2009 The Real Cost of a Free (Open Source) LMS! Upside Learning Blog , April 29, 2010 The Corporate Moodle: A Tipping Point? I was just asked about trends in open source for eLearning and particularly open source eLearning tools.

Top 35 Articles on eLearning Strategy

Tony Karrer

Strategizing informal learning Five Steps to Mobile Learning Success by Brian Taliesin If you feel I’m missing good articles, please let me know. I’ve been recently working on lots of eLearning strategy consulting engagements and one of my colleagues asked me to provide a set of resources around this topic.

30 Top Online Resources For Instructional Designers To Keep Up With

Upside Learning

Learner profiles are gradually changing ( for instance, more people use smart phones that let them access information on the Internet at any time ) and organizations themselves are moving through the stages of workplace learning. Informal Software.

3 Barriers to adoption of Serious Games/Immersive Learning Simulations

Kapp Notes

Here is my answer to the second of a series of questions from a graduate student about serious games/immersive learning environments. The question is What have been the barriers to widespread adoption of Serious Games/Immersive Learning Simulations?

Exploring the Concept of Learning Archetypes as tools of Cybergogy with Light Sequent

Kapp Notes

What I like about Lesley's presentations about Cybergogy are that they are informative from the perspective of thinking about teaching in a 3D environment but that they also incorporate aspects not possible in the 2D world. Columns and information appearing in 3D before the audience members.

Taxonomy of Learning Theories

E-Learning Provocateur

I hope that this taxonomy, along with the corresponding notes below, will assist you in using learning theory to inform your instructional design decisions. From this, he deduced that the amount of information that could be processed at any one time could be increased by “chunking&# it.

How to Use Microblogging in Workplace Learning

Upside Learning

You could even search for information on these tools themselves and get some good links to follow. Broadcasting information – with microblogging information sharing can happen in the real time and anyone make contribution unlike discussion boards or emails.

How to Harness Informal Learning

Rob Hubbard

Informal learning, like the scenario above, takes place constantly in most organisations. It is estimated that probably as much of 80% of learning within an organisation is informal, with formal training constituting the other 20%. What is informal learning?

LMS: A Quick SWOT Analysis

Upside Learning

Social and Informal learning trends. Tools focused on providing a networked environment to learners and allowing them to share content, opinions and information with each other could extend to take over some of the LMS functionality posing a new competition (already are) to LMS.

Will Mobile Apps Change Training Forever?

Upside Learning

We now produce more information than ever, the shelf life of knowledge and skills is reducing, and the new generation workforce thinks about information storage and access very differently – after all they have had a whole decade of interaction with web 1.0 + 2.0.

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Out and About: Past and Upcoming Events

Kapp Notes

My post Nine Information Alternatives to the Now Defunct Training Magazine was number one in elearninglearning's Top 40 eLearning Articles and 5 Hot Topics for Early March post. Upcoming Events March Tuesday, March 23, 2010: Presenting at an AdvaMed event called Employee Training Under FDA Scrutiny: Creating and Maintaining Robust Training Programs. Tuesday, March 30, 2010: Presenting a PowerPoint webinar to the PA Coalition Against Rape.

Report identifies problems with education

Kapp Notes

Lack of research informed technology-based interventions. Interesting perspective on American Education from the Department of Education. Education is vital to America’s individual and collective economic growth and prosperity, and is necessary for our democracy to work. Once the global leader in college completion rates among young people, the United States currently ranks ninth out of 36 developed nation s. Arne Duncan , US Secretary of Education.

Good Games and Good Learning

Kapp Notes

Players actually use failure as way of finding out information with the game. Players can perform before they are competent, supported by the design of the game through just-time help and on demand information as well as by clues, hints and contextual interface.

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Army Discovers the Weapon to Kill PowerPoint Briefings…Video Games

Kapp Notes

The article states: Commanders say that the slides impart less information than a five-page paper can hold, and that they relieve the briefer of the need to polish writing to convey an analytic, persuasive point.

Top 13 LMS (and Learning Technology) Blogs

Upside Learning

The LMS market is heating up by the day for past many months now and it looks like it is going, more or less, as predicted by Bersin & Associates about 6 months back – The LMS market: hotter than ever.

Five Software Products for Adding an Avatar to Your eLearning

Kapp Notes

NOAH --Provides animated characters to focus attention, point out and explain critical information, and make even the dullest material interesting. Here are 4 software products that allow you to add an avatar to your elearning courses.

Class Meeting in 3D World of VirtualU

Kapp Notes

The exhibit hall provided a show case for vendor products and services and if you clicked on the exhibit for information, the system could launch a web site and gather information to assist the vendor in tracking visitors.

Class Meeting in 3D World of Second Life

Kapp Notes

We will eventually overcome all those difficulties and design and informative and effective educational session but a little "frustration" and "confusion" by an instructional designer makes for better designed instruction. Learning in 3D Class sitting around conference room table.