Online courses must die!

E-Learning Provocateur

If we dispense with online courses in favour of PDFs, how can we incorporate interactivity into the learning experience? Enter the Informal Learning Environment (ILE). An ILE is a scalable and flexible learning environment. In other words, facilitate learning.

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Learning Objectives are Dead Unless You Do CPR - Tip #122

Vignettes Learning

Learning objectives are good as basis for defining what we want to impart to learners. Unfortunately, when we stop there, learners find the learning objectives senseless and as a result, disengage and/or skip the objectives altogether.

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Learners are in a State of Readiness - Avoid Rigid Learning Objectives

Vignettes Learning

Synthesis: Keeping to a rigid sequence in the implementation of the learning process is not a guarantee of a learner’s full attention or comprehension. Find out how you can leverage this to maximize learning that greatly benefit learners. -

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: My Objection to Learning Objectives

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Learning objectives clarify exactly what it is youre trying to teach. 159) The objectives page is one that I always click NEXT to slide right on by.

Open Source eLearning Tools

Tony Karrer

Beyond that, probably the best thing to do is to use eLearning Learning to go through it’s open source eLearning and open source eLearning Tools. Of course, I’d recommend skimming through eLearning Learning to find the latest and greatest. Upside Learning Blog , April 29, 2010 The Corporate Moodle: A Tipping Point? Applications in Learning - eLearning Technology , March 3, 2008 Have LMSs Jumped The Shark?

Learning Object Reusability: E-Learning Development 8

The E-Learning Curve

Open Source Authoring Tools for e-Learning

eFront

eFront News from the e-learning frontier 10/17/2010 Open Source Authoring Tools for e-Learning As an e-Learning consultant I always was fun of open source software.

Free e-Learning books

eFront

> If you have read any of the following books I will highly appreciate if you share your opinion with the e-Learning community. => Here at CU Online, we believe in the power of online learning. Dunlap Learning 2.0 e-Learning Practices - Editor: Prof. Learning 2.0

One small step for learning objectives, one giant leap for your organisation

Spicy Learning

Most elearning courses begin with a series of learning objectives, and generally these objectives are all stated in a similar form: “Having completed this course, you will be able to….” As we all know, the learning objectives should then continue with a verb. These verbs are nearly always inappropriate for workplace e-learning. Hence the verbs in learning objectives should be about testable choices such as ‘select’ ‘identify and ‘distinguish’.

A Fresh Look At Levels of Custom eLearning Solutions

Upside Learning

In my opinion, these levels are more about multimedia development rather than the learning design/strategy. They are in no way linked to the learning value of the program. Multimedia development is a secondary aspect of learning strategy, not the strategy itself.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Writing Less Objectionable Learning Objectives

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Friday, January 25, 2008 Writing Less Objectionable Learning Objectives My recent post on alternatives to listing out learning objectives generated a lot of interest and a good conversation. (

Free Stock Photos Sites for e-Learning

eFront

News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 10/24/2010 Free Stock Photos Sites for e-Learning As an e-Learning developer I had to invest a lot of time to find images for my e-Learning projects.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Wills New Taxonomy for Learning Objectives

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Tuesday, January 29, 2008 Wills New Taxonomy for Learning Objectives Will Thalheimer , along with many other illustrious eLearning professionals, made some great points in the comments of Writing Less Objectionable Learning Objections. Learning objectives are used to guide the attention of the learner toward critical learning messages.

Get Your Audience Pumped: 30 Ways to Motivate Adult Learners

The eLearning Coach

If you can tap into a learner’s intrinsic motivation—where an individual is rewarded by the learning itself or an internal goal—you’ve got it made. That puts designers and developers of learning products in a tough position. Create useful and relevant learning experiences.

Free and Open Source Web Conferencing (Online Meetings, Webinars.

eFront

Guys the most of you find these posts a valuable resource for the e-Learning community. As a result, the following post is Free and Open Source Web Conferencing (Online Meetings, Webinars) Tools for e-Learning. More here - [link] November 1, 2010 11:33 AM Meri said.

Creating a good elearning or ILT course: Getting SMEs to think about outcomes

Bottom-Line Performance

Step 2: Define the learning objectives. Now - we don’t tell SMEs that we’re “defining learning objectives,&# but it’s what we do. We will look at each objective we defined and discuss what content has to be included to support it.

The most updated and popular E-Learning Blogs

eFront

News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 11/21/2010 The most updated and popular E-Learning Blogs After a long research, I have created a list of the most updated and popular e-learning blogs regarding e-learning. By doing so, you will: Keep yourself up-to- date with the new software, technologies, and trends relative to corporate e-learning and e-learning in general.

Free Storyboard Templates for e-Learning

eFront

News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 12/12/2010 Free Storyboard Templates for e-Learning What I really like about the e-Learning community is that the most e-Learning professionals have a great passion of sharing their knowledge. The least that I can do is to share with you a list of Free Storyboard Templates for e-Learning !

5 Ways to Improve Bad eLearning

eLearning Weekly

More than likely, old elearning has 45 screens of navigation instructions, learning objectives, and other hand-holding sludge. Experience tells me that elearning people do not have a lot of time to go back to the vault of existing training and revise it.

iPad & eBooks: A Game Changer for Blended Learning

Xyleme

Home > Single Source , Standards > iPad & eBooks: A Game Changer for Blended Learning iPad & eBooks: A Game Changer for Blended Learning March 25th, 2010 Goto comments Leave a comment I was on Nigel Paine’s blog on Friday when I saw and commented on his post The Mash-up Begins.

Rapid Content Authoring Tools 2010 – Innovators, Winners and Updated Trends

eLearning 24-7

In 2010, the RCAT market continued its upswing and nothing indicates to me it will be changing anytime soon. 2010 E-Learning 24/7 Awards (No official icon logo handed out to winners, rather just a “WHOO-HOO&# – uh, you can make that sound to yourself.thank you). Sure, other vendors will say you can do that too, but you have to open each object file to get it. Clever and logical features, especially when it comes to emerging technology with e-learning.

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e-Learning Glossaries

eFront

News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 12/05/2010 e-Learning Glossaries Think about e-Learning. e-Learning applications and processes are constantly changing and evolving, and the e-Learning community has members all over the world. These two facts make communication and common understanding of e-Learning issues hard to follow.

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

Rapid eLearning

There are some things you don’t learn about the course until you’re almost done. There’s nothing worse than delivering a really cool elearning course and learning that none of the PCs are equipped with speakers or headsets yet. Does the course meet the learning objectives?

Facebook for e-Learning

eFront

News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 11/07/2010 Facebook for e-Learning Facebook objective is " to help you connect and share with the people in your life ".

The most updated and informative e-Learning community on Twitter

eFront

News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 11/28/2010 The most updated and informative e-Learning community on Twitter On Twitter exists a resourceful community of e-Learning professionals. During the last 2 years I was able to exchange ideas, share thoughts, and learn from this community of practice. Jeff Goldman e-Learning Designer and Developer.

Cisco Learning Objects described. E-Learning Project Lifecycle 7

The E-Learning Curve

Last time, I introduced Cisco's approach to managing learning objects through the Reusable Information Objects/Reusable Learning Objects (RIO/RLO)approach. Cisco Learning Objects described. E-Learning Project Lifecycle 7 is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog. Tags: e-learning Cisco learning object reusable information object RIO RLO

Structuring a Learning Object-Based E-Learning Course (Pt 9)

The E-Learning Curve

It’s now time to operationalize the Reusable Learning Object based approach I’ve been discussing over the last few weeks. Structuring a Learning Object-Based E-Learning Course (Pt 9) is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog. Tags: e-learning Cisco learning object reusable information object RIO RLO

Defining Learning Objects. E-Learning Project Lifecycle 5

The E-Learning Curve

The main idea of 'learning objects' is to break educational content down into small chunks that can be reused in various learning environments. Defining Learning Objects. E-Learning Project Lifecycle 5 is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog. Tags: e-learning Cisco learning object reusable information object RIO RLO

How to Embed Learning Goals in Stories

Vignettes Learning

Gist: Converting learning goals into stories by allowing the characters to show and tell the desired outcomes. I just read Roger Shank ’s article in eLearn Magazine on Learning through Storytelling, Not Documents. Hidden in each learning objective are dozens of stories.

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Quality is a subtle distinction

Clark Quinn

If the learning objective is focused on knowledge, it’s because that’s what the SME told us was important. Frankly, if you don’t really understand the underlying important elements that constitute the components of learning, if you can’t distinguish good from ordinary, you’re wasting your time and money. Hey, low production values aren’t what make the learning occur, it’s just to minimize barriers (“ooh, this is so ugly&# ).

Informal Learning - 2010

eLearning Cyclops

Informal learning (a.k.a. social learning) grew immensely in 2009. I think there is little doubt that it will grow further in 2010, but I also expect it to find more of a foothold in corporate training departments where its adoption been a challenge. Now I know there are corporate training departments that have embraced informal learning, but those are the more innovative companies. link] Jane Hart's "From e-Learning to Social Learning."

Harvard ManageMentor: Some thoughts in response.

ID Reflections

Preamble Yesterday, I received a note from Harvard Business Publishing with a request to review their article, Our Take on Social Learning Tools. For example, in the Leading and Motivating module, learning happens in the context of the specific learning objective.

Reusable cooking objects

Learning with e's

Here at the University of Plymouth we actually have a CETL - a Centre of Excellence in Teaching and Learning - dedicated to Sustainable Futures. We have also seen a movement toward ' reusable learning objects ' (Erm, I have to confess that this has confused the hell out of me.