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. Some bits of what Josh shared in his presentation are available in this complimentary report titled Predictions for Corporate Learning and Training Management 2010 (registration required). 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. This quote from them was doing rounds on twitter for quite some time after their presentation – “Only by watering ideas do you find out if it’s a weed or a flower”. After finding people you know, you may request to add them as an associate.

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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. But at the same time I can’t help to notice that there is a huge gap between practice and theory, between dream and reality. I know they hate frontal one way presentations, but because the audience wasn’t really cooperating, that was mostly what it was.

How to Fill Soft Skills Gap while Onboarding

Tesseract Learning

A new employee brings to the table varied technical know-how. In this blog, we will look at how to fill the soft skills gap while onboarding a new employee. This is an apt time to get to know new inductees and to recommend appropriate soft skills competencies for them, rather than let them go on with the usual and try and bring change later, or simply make do with what is available. . 2010).

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.

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. . So forget about trying to know everything; instead, exploit technology to extend your knowledge beyond your own brain. Academia is teeming with learning theories. Some of them are old, some of them are new.

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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.

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% So they are doing a better job of managing workflow, and projects and so forth, because they have to.

7 questions from the University of Wisconsin-Stout ID Program

Clark Quinn

June 2010. Are there any critical gaps in knowledge that you frequently encounter in the ID industry? Clark: Several: The first is folks who only know the surface level of ID, not understanding the nuances of the components of learning (examples, concepts, etc), and consequently creating ineffective designs without even being aware. In a world where technology changes daily, do you feel we place too much emphasis on the latest and greatest delivery method?

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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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. Thanks to Wikipedia, I now know that Saipan is an island in the Marianas, south of Japan, and that it is a part of the Commonwealth of the US, with a population of close to 50,000 people.

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.

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

ID Reflections

Writing about the changing face of the workplace, the changing nature of the work we do in the Concept Age, about the need for creativity, innovation, collaboration, connection, about the rise of complexity and chaos, about the failures of yesterday's best practices in today's world, about automation and Asia, and the impact of these on how people learn in today's world. Again, I have used Harold Jarche's version of the diagram to show where there is a gap.

Rethink Refresher Training

Integrated Learnings

How often do you receive requests for refresher training? And how do you handle those requests? First of all, I've learned to identify an actual performance gap. Instead of simply asking what skills to refresh, I now know to determine the client's broader goals and where the current state is relative to that. Secondly, I've learned to look for causes of the performance gap. So what do you do? Do you have similar stories to share?

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Writing & Grammar: Of Hooks and Ladders

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

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?

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.).

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? Preamble I have just been reading a post by @ tomkuhlmann called Five Ways to Guarantee Your E-Learning Course is a Success.

Sales eLearning – 21 Great Resources

Tony Karrer

What’s an instructional designer doing attending sales training? Yes, I know haven’t posted anything interesting last few days. A Formula for Storytelling in eLearning - Integrated Learnings , April 6, 2010 When a client asked our team to develop a sales skills enhancement course, we opted to base the training on the methods of the most successful sales person in the department. Yes, I was in sales for many years and know what to expect.

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

Tony Karrer

While handling the grammar quite well, the TTS voice by itself cannot know the nuances and emphases (prosody) needed to bring out the intended meaning of the sentence and will produce a compromise prosody. Authors need to fill the gap. Authors know what the voice should sound like, they use punctuation and mark-up language to makes the TTS voice achieve the intended meaning and clarity as well as enlivening it. How do I love thee?

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. They’ll see the training as something designed for them, to help them do their jobs, rather than as something the business has to roll out in order to get a tick in the right box.

When or When Not to Use Open Source LMS?

G-Cube

If I am getting the open source system customized, will it still be able to support enhancements that will be made to the system in future (remember with open source systems the development community would not know how you have customized your system, and hence won’t make future enhancements that may fit the customized LMS)? Now, the million dollar question – How do Open Source & Proprietary LMS’s compare on Cost Front? You love Microsoft!

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. I pulled my project together yesterday in about four hours – included hammering out content, figuring out the BBP storyboard template, grabbing graphics, and learning how to use PPT beyond the basics that I know. And as a speaker I found it really helped me know where I was in the presentation.

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Aligning Training Efforts with Strategic Organizational Goals

Kapp Notes

What do the learners need to know to support the goals of the organization? Step Two: Identify Courses and Material that Support Strategic Knowledge Objectives The next step is to determine how much current curriculum and materials exist to support each Strategic Knowledge Objective and what learning gaps need to be filled.

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. Go plug in your data and let us know how you fared. Check out this cool little widget !

Facebook for e-Learning

eFront

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

eFront

> 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?

ID Live with Charles Reigeluth on EdTechTalk

Learning Visions

Most important for instruction in information age paradigm: Think in terms of a task space (project-based learning, problem-based learning, inquiry-based…) – students work together on a task until they encounter a knowledge gap. Generality, practice, feedback (tell them how, show them how, let them do) – if any of those 3 elements is missing from instruction, learning will be more difficult for students. He has been doing research on this. What do you want to learn next?

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

Mindflash

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. This can be as simple as a spreadsheet highlighting who on the team is experienced in what so everyone automatically knows the “expert&# to turn to for questions.

Take a Peek Inside TechSmith - Interview with Bill Hamilton

TechSmith Camtasia

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.

Here’s How E-Learning Can Change the World

Rapid eLearning

It was an opportunity for the elearning community to help fill the gap for those organizations that lacked some resources. Here’s why: If you’re a smaller elearning vendor or freelancer and trying to get your name out, this is a great way to do so. You get to do a project that not only helps people, but it also gets a lot of visibility. If you created a project for LINGOs and can share it, let me know.

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. 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? The comparison should identify a gap.

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. The review you do with your client is going to be different than the one you do with your learners. Does the learner know how to go from A to B?

Just a sec…

Janet Clarey

Think in terms of m-learning in 2010. What is happening RIGHT NOW as in, “I’m doing it&# and not just “planning on doing it&# or “hoping I’ll be able to do it.&#. Do we have ten employees who have already looked up the answers and are using The Idiot Test app on their iPhone while the other 90 are looking for their glasses/browser/mobile device/favorite geek/exit? Potential vs. what is actually happening.

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. Ricky: You stay out of this. Seriously, it’s no wonder my feed reader is overwhelming right now. Over time, I’ve messed this up pretty good.