Doing and knowing

Learning with e's

This is a follow on post from my recent Knowing and Doing blog post. Today, I was doing some personal research related to a book I have been reading. I found Saipan in seconds, releasing me to do other research on the island, using the links Google supplied.

Taxonomy of Learning Theories

E-Learning Provocateur

Where do you start? Which theory do you choose? A valuable means by which a learner can close the gaps in their existing schema, and broaden and deepen their knowledge, is to engage with other people, ask questions, debate ideas, and share experiences. .

Trending Sources

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?

Four roles for social media in workplace learning

Clive on Learning

I won't re-iterate the statistics because you know already what a fundamental difference it makes to be so connected so comprehensively and so continuously. Organisations can do their best to satisfy the needs of employees for on-demand information but they will rarely be able to cover it all on a top-down basis. I know this discipline will not be for everybody, but for those that really engage the opportunities for learning exceed all others.

When or When Not to Use Open Source LMS?


Now, the million dollar question – How do Open Source & Proprietary LMS’s compare on Cost Front? You love Microsoft!

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.

7 Habits of Highly Effective Instructional Designers

Integrated Learnings

The idea is that knowing what you want in life allows you to act in ways that help you realize your goals. This is what we should do as instructional designers as well. Our objectives, and all development work that follows, should directly help to close that gap. On the one hand, SMEs often want everything they know to make it into training. What do you think? By Shelley A. Gable.

Power to the SMEs! – a Presentation the BBP Way

Learning Visions

Well, I started it but then didn’t get beyond the first few chapters – realized I really needed a project to try it out with as most of the book is the how-to-do-it part. And as a speaker I found it really helped me know where I was in the presentation.

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

Rapid eLearning

You should do this before you meet with the client so you don’t appear sloppy. I’ve been on projects where we found that too many assumptions were made about the content and we didn’t see the gaps until after the course was ready to go. Does the learner know how to go from A to B?

Mind the gap

Challenge to Learn

He states that a lot of people do not use their talents or for that matter even are aware of what their talents might be. We need to do different things and we need to do them in a different way. That is the gap I’m worried about.

Learning Technologies 2010 – Day 2 Recap

Upside Learning

After having a great first day at the Learning Technologies 2010 I was looking forward to an exciting second day. They focus on the learning & training market and Josh sure knows more about the trends in the industry than most others. Rob shared what new are their doing at BDU.

Game Based Learning 2010 – Recap: Day 1

Upside Learning

Among the experiences they shared I liked the idea of ‘jamming’ – which I understood as ‘uninhibited experimentation’ – trying to get together to try to do new things without fear of failure. After finding people you know, you may request to add them as an associate.

Automation is out; Innovation is in! How will L&D address this?

ID Reflections

And what is alarming is that even today, most ( read almost all ) organizations still focus on training people to do what can so easily be automated or even outsourced. Again, I have used Harold Jarche's version of the diagram to show where there is a gap.

A Roadmap for Building an E-Learning Course

Rapid eLearning

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. Information Design: What Do People Need to Know? The comparison should identify a gap.

Consultation/Training Needs Analysis checklist

ID Reflections

Is there a stated training need, i.e., has clear areas of performance gaps been identified by the LoB manager/training department? What is the gap that is being sought to be fulfilled. It is not really possible to do a one-on-one mapping of a training program—be it e-learning, ILT, blended, etc.—with We all know what we could do if we had more time, if the client opened his wallet a bit more, and all other ideal situations.

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?&#. Results do not exist inside the training department.

Top ten tips for reviewing a storyboard

Spicy Learning

Review the storyboard as if you’re the learner - what do you already know about the subject and what are you hoping this training will enable you to do? Can you spot any gaps in information, or any sections that raise more questions than they answer? All good training is interactive - most people will switch off if they’re just reading, or listening, not actually doing anything. If so, then they’ll be able to do the right thing in real life.

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. I know I’ve left money on the table.

Why learning pros needs to know about performance management

Spark Your Interest

Would people be able to discuss their skill gaps or express their interest in exploring a career path without performance feedback? How will you ever know that there is a need for training if there is no performance management? If the gap between what managers and employees perceive is large, then voila, methinks you could do some communication training. We’ve all heard that everyone hates performance appraisals, haven’t we?

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

WBT Systems

Businesses will have to bridge that gap with older, 65+ workers. Between 2000 and 2010, the 55+ segment grew from 13 to nearly 20 percent of the workforce, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. To prepare your association and professional development strategy for an aging workforce and, therefore, an aging membership, you need to know what’s going on in your industry. Are employers encouraging older employees to continue working in some capacity to bridge that gap?

Five Barriers to Effective Learning in Organisations

Performance Learning Productivity

This sounds simple enough, but requires many L&D professionals to adopt a new mindset and new approaches to the way they do their jobs. If there’s a gap between expected and actual performance, don’t jump to a TNA. Step back and analyse the root cause of the gap first.

K-12 Classrooms: Research Review of Multigrade, Multiage, Combination Classrooms

Will at Work Learning

This review was conducted in September and October of 2010. -. Do some Students Benefit More than Others from Multigrade Classrooms? . Recent research indicates that teachers, tutors, and other learning professionals tend not to be very good at providing instructional explanations at learner’s appropriate levels—but that they can improve on this by specifically being informed of their learners’ level of understanding (Wittwer, Nückles, & Renkl, 2010). 2010).

Writing & Grammar: Of Hooks and Ladders

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Jennie Ruby Proofreading is a quality control check of text and layout that many of us are asked to do with little or no training. For example, how do you indicate that you want the space between words to be closed up? Do you scratch out both words and write toothpaste in the margin? Do you draw a circle around the area and write a note in the margin saying, "Please remove the space between the words to make one word"? How do I know this?

Aligning Training to Performance Objectives.We All Do This.Right?

Integrated Learnings

In other words, you've identified the performance gap that training is supposed to close. Oh, and of course, you've determined that training is in fact an appropriate way to close that gap. However, many of the training folks I know moved into training-related positions without a formal background in the field. How do performance objectives enhance accountability? By Shelley A. Gable. You've analyzed the client's needs. The client's goals are clearly defined.

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?

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. Education As We Know It Is Finished - Lars is Learning , July 14, 2010 So says Clayton M.

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. The investment in education technology (Ed Tech) has gone from $550M invested in 2010 to $2.1B

Three Sure-Fire Tips to Build Better E-Learning Courses

Rapid eLearning

I especially got a lot of emails about how we used Engage, so I’ll cover that as well as discuss how to do a quick pilot test and rework your objectives list. The trick is to understand what you can do with the software and then find your own uses.

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. That being said, there is not one technology or learning platform that can do it all, including your LMS, MOOC, etc.

Questions I’m no longer answering

Spark Your Interest

OK, truth be told, I’m not that cocky, it’s more like questions I wish people were no longer asking me: Do you sell leadership development courses? Many years ago I read “ Why employees don’t do what they are supposed to do&# by Ferdinand F.

The Unofficial eLearning Salary Calculator

Learning Visions

As a nice little follow up to the ranting we’ve been doing about the eLearning Salary Gender Gap , Travis Smith took the bull by the horns and created a little salary calculator based on all of the variables reported on by the eLearning Guild in their latest salary report.

Corporate LMS Forecasts 2018

eLearning 24-7

What I do see though is a big boom in KRTs. Skill based assessments – Anything related to skills and skill gaps will be strong. What some folks will do, vendor wise, is tie-in the skills driven angle with their system itself or within the KRT. The challenge here is that LMSs as a whole have been about training gap analysis, which wait for it… involves skills – as the learner to gain, increase, expand. Then I ask how do they do VBAs?

The five moments of need: designing with the learners in mind.

Good To Great

For instance, I know we all talk about ‘point of need’, ‘just in time’ and ‘on the job’ learning, but Bob’s explanation of the five moments of need really brought this to life for me. This has really stuck in my head and is definitely making me think differently about what I do and why.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: 7 More Things You Dont Need to Know About Me.

Learning Visions

Monday, December 29, 2008 7 More Things You Dont Need to Know About Me. Does this cover me for the 7 Things You Dont Need to Know About Me Meme that Sue Hickton just tagged me to do? I could also say that its exhaustion -- a by-product of motherhood -- three kids ages 5 1/2 - 7 months will do that to a person. So Im just doing six. Hard to resist the pull of needing to do more, more, more. And of doing it better.

The Adventures of Developing an e-learning Course!

ID Reflections

What type of IT support or technology do you need? Whose buy-in do you require to ensure that there is post-rollout support provided to the learners? Do they know how their inputs can impact the overall development process and final output?

Yes, I do in fact follow 616 blogs

Janet Clarey

Please…it’s about as lazy as the attempted new Gap logo. I know *you* want to read but do I?). How do you categorize your reading? How many subscriptions do you manage? Ricky: We’ve got to use our brains. Lucy: Well, let’s see.