Best Lecture

Tony Karrer

I just read George Siemens post Will online lectures destroy universities? He makes the point that despite articles like Why free online lectures will destroy universities – unless they get their act together fast : Statements like “universities are obsolete” or “universities are dying” are comical. And this is something that I’ve been thinking (and writing – see Physics Lectures ) about for a long time.

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

Ways to Tell a Story (Alan Levine) - ZaidLearn , December 16, 2007 The power of Voice in online classrooms - eLearning Acupuncture , May 31, 2010 The Secret Recipe to Delivering World Class Lectures - ZaidLearn , August 29, 2009 E-teaching personality is good for e-learning - Electronic Papyrus , January 5, 2010 Online Discussions Face-to-Face Versus Threaded Discussions: The Role of Time and Higher Order Thinking Dr. Katrina A.

Teach 85

Online courses must die!

E-Learning Provocateur

For example, many universities have a minimum 80% attendance policy for face-to-face lectures. A touch dramatic, isn’t it? Now that I have your attention, please bear with me. There’s method in my madness… The myth of rapid authoring.

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Augmented Reality and M-Learning

eLearning 24-7

Tired of being a talking head in a lecture hall, assuming that all 300 students are listening? Let me pose this scenario: Every day, you walk down the same street. You walk past the buildings, see the crowds and yawn.

10 Ways To Learn In 2010

The eLearning Coach

Imagine a great lecture with no tests, papers or deadlines. Check out UC Berkeley Webcasts , which has a mix of video and audio lectures and MIT’s Open Courseware , which consists of PDF lecture notes and some multimedia presentations.

Welcome Camtasia Relay 3.

Visual Lounge

Easy lecture capture gets easy captioning with Camtasia Relay 3. I always liked the saying, 'Go big or go home!'. Well, it's been one of those kind of days at TechSmith. In addition to Snagit on Mac being released, Camtasia Relay 3 is also ready for primetime!

Text-to-Speech Examples

Tony Karrer

Example #8 "Degree of Freedom E-Lecture with Animated Agent" - a bit older with an animated agent.

No Lecture Webinars

Experiencing eLearning

These are my live blogged notes from the webinar How to Create No Lecture Webinars by Ray Jimenez , presented through Training Magazine Network. Sent a survey in advance, including a question asking for ideas on how to stop lecturing in webinars. The lecture in webinars is Medusa.

Don’t Convert! Redesign Instructor-Led Training for eLearning

Integrated Learnings

In other words, lectures become text-heavy slides, while discussion questions and activities are translated into dull knowledge checks. By Shelley A. Gable. Though eLearning isn’t new to the training field anymore, it’s still relatively new to many organizations. And once those organizations buy into the benefits of eLearning, many are tempted to run and dive into the deep end of the pool as quickly as possible.

Welcome Camtasia Relay 2!

Visual Lounge

If you're new to Camtasia Relay , it gives you enterprise-wide screen recording and enables multiple people to record meetings, training, lectures and more with just three clicks. We're celebrating today at TechSmith and we hope you'll join in too! We're happy to introduce Camtasia Relay 2! Once recorded, the files are automatically sent to the server and made available for viewing online, on an iPod or just about anywhere. What's new in Camtasia Relay 2?

Online Academy Helps to Keep Lectures Where They Belong: Out of.

Dashe & Thomson

This YouTube-based learning environment was founded in 2004 by former Boston hedge-fund manager Salman Khan, and today contains more than 2,200 lectures on more than 100 topics (mostly math related). The eLearning modules act as the “lecture”, which learners do on their own time.

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?)

Giving it all away

Learning with e's

Look, as altruistic as it may seem to give away all your content, ideas, lecture notes, videos, slides and even articles and books, for those who actually opt to do so, there are also excellent rewards. How much do you freely share on the Web? If you are a user of any Web 2.0

Over 75 Free Rapid E-Learning Resources

Rapid eLearning

LectureScribe : free tool that lets you create whiteboard style lectures and save as Flash. PowerPoint Color Swatch : quickly create custom color themes in PowerPoint 2007 and 2010. The other day this guy asked me how to develop color schemes for his rapid elearning courses.

Employer-Employee Loyalty

The Peformance Improvement

Even solid world class institutions like the University of California Berkeley under the leadership of Chancellor Birgeneau & Provost Breslauer are firing staff, faculty and part-time lecturers. The social contract between employer and employee has changed dramatically in recent years. Loyalty has been the loser.

Randy Pausch Last Lecture: Figuring out the head fake

ID Reflections

Randy Pausch Last Lecture: Achieving Your Childhood I am putting the Lecture here. find today via Sumeet Moghe. I think it is one of those finds that coincide with an important day in a person's life (this being my birthday) and leaves an impact that leaves you feeling grateful for all those brick walls life puts in place for us so that we can prove how badly we want some things. This one is for my daughter.go

Camtasia Relay Allowing For Uninterrupted Education

Visual Lounge

An assistant professor in the School of Nursing, Robin Guisti, who co -teaches a Health and Physical Assessment class, delivered the necessary lecture notes to her students who were preparing for their upcoming lab.

The Impact of Social Learning: Will You Be The First? | Social.

Dashe & Thomson

by Andrea on February 23, 2011 in social learning The other night I attended a lecture at the University of Minnesota Medical School. In my free time, I enjoy reading, medical lectures, belly dancing and regular visits to my massage therapist.

No-Lecture Webinars - Extreme, Hyper Interaction

Vignettes Learning

When I ran the Webinar on NO-LECTURE WEBINARS participants moaned due to the speed of interaction, largely hyper keyboard pounding. Many were amazed that a webinar is possible without lecture or at least near zero lecture. I DO NOT present (a form of lecture) the survey results. One can not allow learners to respond if one is busy lecturing. Images also speak louder than your lecture. Commit NOT to lecture in Webinars Change mind sets.

Cognitive Psychology Anyone?

The eLearning Coach

Although the Cognitive Daily stopped publishing new articles in January 2010, it has 5 years worth of archives that are worth browsing. Although some of their courses only include the syllabus and lecture notes, many of the Brain and Cognitive Science lectures are recorded as audio files. Somewhat Related Articles: 10 Ways to Learn in 2010. As a learning professional, it’s important to stay fresh and current.

Learning is Not a Hat, and One Size Does Not Fit All


Even though standardized tests, huge lecture halls, and power point decks are the norm for the education industry, it doesn’t mean students are actually learning. Throughout my life people have been shoving textbooks in my face and asking me to sit in classrooms to listen to lectures.

Let's Jam/Webinar NO LECTURES - Brainstorming Scenarios-Series 1

Vignettes Learning

These are my initial learning in testing and NO LECTURE WEBINAR The goals: Conduct Jamming like Webinars with high interactions, almost ZERO LECTURE. The interactions allowed me (facilitator) to process the issues with the participants without lecturing. Structure: Provided participants vignettes for advance interactions in our community [link] (Scroll down the page to see vignettes) During the webinar participants got involved in active chats to do brainstorming.

Donald. Duck!

Learning with e's

Donald Clark's opening keynote for ALT-C 2010 essentially polarised his audience this morning. Clark argued that lectures are a relic of the medieval age, and complained that modern university teaching rooms are not tech friendly.

Who Are the Smartest People in the World?


Marilyn vos Savant is an columnist and author, lecturer, and playwright. The verifiability and practicality of IQ tests is hotly debated in academic and popular circles: Does it really measure intelligence? Is it racist, sexist, and/or ageist? What kinds of people benefit from them?

Three Views on #Gamification

Kapp Notes

The first is by Jesse Schell at the 2010 DICE conference. He doesn’t have a lecture, instead, he provides a short treaties of the subject. Here are three different and sometimes opposing views of Gamification.

The Terrible Speed of eLearning

eLearning Weekly

Still, these examples and others like podcasts of lectures, unless packaged well, are just partial versions of the original, and learners chomp at the bit to fast forward to the nitty-gritty content. . It’s 2010, and elearning is expected to move at fast forward to the nitty-gritty pace. .

Best of informal learning since September 1, 2010…

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

September 1 to November 18, 2010. The state of mapping APIs - OReilly Radar , September 7, 2010. Welcome to the Decade of Games - , September 9, 2010. Full Frontal Nudity Doesn’t Make Us Safer: Abolish the TSA - News , November 14, 2010. Points of control = Rents - Lockergnome Blog Network , October 29, 2010. The Data Bubble II - Doc Searls Weblog , October 30, 2010. But. - Adaptive Path , September 30, 2010.

Compelling Reasons to Use Gamification


Games are Engaging - The days of being lectured to in an online course are becoming a thing of the past. Their procedural knowledge was 14% higher, and their retention 9% higher (Ely & Sitzmann, 2010).

Shades of green

E-Learning Provocateur

In the second part of my 2-part interview with Dr David Bubna-Litic, Senior Lecturer in Strategic Management at the University of Technology, Sydney, I posed the following questions. Environmental sustainability. It’s a term that seems to be bandied around a lot lately.

The elephant in the room

E-Learning Provocateur

I recently had the opportunity to discuss this topic with one of Australia’s leading thinkers: Dr David Bubna-Litic, Senior Lecturer in Strategic Management at the University of Technology, Sydney, and Editor of Spirituality and Corporate Social Responsibility: Interpenetrating Worlds.

Features And Essays 2010 | P H O T O J O U - Cardpostage

E-learning Uncovered

If you follow Barron's vids on YouTube and his lectures and articles here, he always sets up a very insipid, unintelligent and, usually, dumbly nihilisticAgreed.

Mediasite Rocks: UW DL conference presentation: Micro-Collaboration

Web Courseworks

Think university or corporate training department audio visual hardware tool that web casts instructor lectures –on-demand or recorded. I posted a Media Review for TMR of the Mediasite web casting product in 2007.

Sonic Foundry's Media Site

Web Courseworks

Think university or corporate training department audio visual hardware tool that web casts instructor lectures –on-demand or recorded. I posted a Media Review for TMR of the Media Site web casting product in 2007.

Take a Course from Bill Gates Favorite Teacher

Kapp Notes

Sal teaches at his own online university called which is a vast digital trove of free mini-lectures all narrated by Khan. Do we need to rethink the 50 minute lecture? According to Fortune , Bill Gates (yes, that Bill Gates) his favorite teacher is named Sal Khan.

Learning Is Not a Hat: One Size Does Not Fit All!


Throughout my entire student life, I longed for engaging learning experiences where textbooks weren’t being shoved in my face during static lectures that found me confined to my school desk.

Training Outside the UPS Box

The Peformance Improvement

In the place of books and lectures are videogames, a contraption that simulates walking on ice and an obstacle course around an artificial village. Improving the method of employee training is only one of several factors critical to achieving sustained   employee performance.