eLearning Conferences 2011

Tony Karrer

Past years eLearning Conferences 2010 , eLearning Conferences 2009. December 2010 November 30-December 3, 2010 International Workshop on Cloud Privacy, Security, Risk and Trust (CPSRT), Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, USA.

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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Using Virtual Worlds in the Conspiracy to Create an ah-ha Moment

Kapp Notes

Employees are aware of policies, procedures and protocals but take shortcuts to get the job done. Abbott Bundy with his backpack and walking stick ready to embark on a story quest with his guides.

Linden Labs Raising Prices But Extending Discount for Current Users

Kapp Notes

An educational or not-for-profit institution that is currently under contract with us will be able to renew early (or purchase additional regions) and continue to receive the current 50% discount on land maintenance provided that the renewal takes place prior to the December 31, 2010. If your organization renews and enters into a contract no later than December 31, 2010, it can lock in the current discounted rate for up to 24 additional months.

People Policy at IDEO

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

John Foster describes human resources at IDEO during the Future of Talent Retreat at Asilomar.

The Big Question: What questions are you no longer asking?

Clive on Learning

What policies and interventions are most likely to stimulate and encourage informal learning at work. There’s a new Big Question on the Learning Circuits blog and it’s about questions.

Real learning – let’s not confuse it with completing templated exercises

Performance Learning Productivity

The battle won’t be won by IT lock-down but by acceptable use policies and enabling mindsets. I read a piece written by Kate Graham of e2train on Thursday and it started me thinking about the ‘real learning versus managed learning’ debate.

Top 70 eLearning Posts for June and Hot Topics including iPad and Mobile Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

June 2010. Real learning – let’s not confuse it with completing templated exercises - Performance Learning Productivity , June 18, 2010 I read a piece written by Kate Graham of e2train on Thursday and it started me thinking about the ‘real learning versus managed learning’ debate. 20 Facts You Must Know About Working Memory - The eLearning Coach , June 2, 2010 Without adapting learning experiences to the learner’s cognitive architecture, instructional design is hit or miss.

What is being a curator of digital microcontent? Or, the one with the big stuffed animals at Wal-Mart.

Janet Clarey

Microlearning as a term reflects the emerging reality of the ever-increasing fragmentation [emphasis mine] of both information sources and information units used for learning, especially in fast-moving areas which see rapid development and a constantly high degree of change.

Site 24

Social Media Day – What’s Your Policy?


In 2010, Mashable launched Social Media Day as a way to recognize and celebrate social media’s impact on global communication. We think it’s also a good time to ask yourself whether your organization has a proper social media policy in place!

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

Rapid eLearning

This is especially true of policy and compliance training. It’s amazing how fresh eyes can find things you might have overlooked during production. So, before launching your elearning course, it’s a good idea to have others review it.

Quality is a subtle distinction

Clark Quinn

One memorable example had traditional HR policy drill-and-kill tarted up into a ‘country fair’ theme. I had the (dubious) pleasure of picking up an award for a client at an eLearning awards ceremony a number of years back. There’s been some apt criticism of the whole awards industry thing overall, but it did give me a chance to see what was passing as award-winning content. And I was dismayed.

Social media: It’s not about the technology!

E-Learning Provocateur

While the organisation has invested in social technology, and maybe even documented a social media policy, the majority of its social media activity is driven from the bottom up. Of course, personal mobile devices can circumvent the company’s access policy anyway.

Workplace learning is like learning a second language

Jane Hart

Blog C4LPT Jane Hart Advice Workshops Social Learning Handbook Resources Contact Slideshare’s World’s Best Presentation Contest 2010: the results are in 24 Tips : and my Tip for 13th December Workplace learning is like learning a second language On December 11, 2010, in Uncategorized , by Jane Hart In a recent comment on my blog I compared learning in the modern day workplace with learning a second language. 

Communities, spaces and pedagogies for the digital age

Learning with e's

But the institution does, and it depends on institutional policies whether these opportunities are rolled out fully to all learners. Communities, spaces and pedagogies for the digital age View more presentations from Steve Wheeler.

If You Force Them, They Won't Learn


But nooooo, the HR Department takes over and loads the policy word-for-word onto 73 PowerPoint slides, no one in their right minds would want to sit through the oral recitation on it, and so HR. A link on Twitter caught my eye this morning: "5 Hallmarks of Good Homework" , Much of the content is applicable to L& D (make assignments relevant, have a purpose, that kind of thing). If you're interested in workplace learning I encourage you to take a look.

Five Ways to Use an LMS for Effective Learning Measurement

Upside Learning

However the eventual learning measurement depends on a variety of factors including, but not limited to, company policies, overall environment to perform, training process, organization will to enable channels that can lead to learning measurement, etc.

LMS Vendors: U Can Survive – Innovate, Invigorate and Invent

eLearning 24-7

A common argument I’m hearing from vendors on why they do not offer a social learning component in their system. &# “Companies are blocking social media access at their site and/or have social media governance policies&#. On 11-18-2010, I was part of an online panel discussing whether the LMS as we know it is dead and if not, what is the evolution of the LMS. In that discussion, each of us covered various avenues and in a couple of topics all commented.


The Truth About Rapid E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

Typically this type of policy training would be your standard click-and-read course where you see page after page of corporate policy about workplace violence. Rapid elearning tools generally fall into one of two groups: freeform and form-based authoring.

Acrobat: Security Envelopes

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

  The next screen will allow you to select a pre-defined Security Policy, or the opportunity to create one from scratch. (A A Security Policy is a memorized security routine that can be applied and reused to PDF files quickly and efficiently). by David R.

The $2 Whiteboard Shows Power of Peer-to-Peer Learning | Social.

Dashe & Thomson

How creative is your environment?

The eLearning Coach

Some clients and SMEs get nervous at the thought of doing anything novel; they won’t approve of a particular treatments because of organizational policies or fear of how it will be perceived.

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

Will at Work Learning

This review was conducted in September and October of 2010. -. 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). Journal of Policy Analysis and Management , 27(3) , 457-478. 2010).

Who Are the Smartest People in the World?


An avowed libertarian socialist, he has heavily criticized American foreign policy and media, and has written a number of films as well as appeared in many documentaries.

The Disconnect As I See It – #LT10UK

Upside Learning

Learning Technologies 2010 was a great learning experience. In another comment, Robin Hoyle (who exhibited at the Learning Technologies 2010) mentions that vendors were not allowed to present at the conference – surprising but true!

Is Your Training Path Full of Traffic Lights (Instead of Roads)?


Training traffic lights take many forms, including: Inaccessible information — Locked-down computer systems, files, a death-grip on policies & procedures, or information turf wars between teams/departments that keep people from learning on demand.

Sign-offs for e-Learning Courses

eLearning Cyclops

That the design and content for the course provides accurate information and complies with the organization's current policies and procedures. To inform the course designer(s) of any future content, policy and procedure changes that affect the on-line learning program.

Blog but beware

Moodle Journal

The answer really is not to simply rely upon site defaults, but to make use of the various options available in Administration > Security > Site policies. One of the VLE training courses that I run here at the college, Moodle Web 2.0,


10 Ways to Measure the Impact of Employee Engagement Interventions

The Peformance Improvement

As you can see by this list, several different methods can be used to determine if training programs, communication programs, new workplace policies, social activities, or any other employee intervention has a significant impact on engagement.

Video Games for Corporate Hiring, Training and Advancement

Kapp Notes

To save the day, he must find a missing scientist while learning company products and policies. Thanks to Scott M.

BP, Jurassic Park, and the Law of Unintended Consequences

The Peformance Improvement

Any large company can count on the fact that policies and procedures will have effects that cannot be anticipated.   “… your scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they could, they didn't stop to   think if they should.” –Dr. Ian Malcolm, Jurassic Park.

The two faces of blended learning

E-Learning Provocateur

Applying the knowledge of an OH&S policy in a virtual world. What is blended learning? Well, it depends on who you ask. For example, someone might say it’s a mix of pedagogical approaches, while someone else might say it’s a mix of theory and practice.

Time to Performance

Tony Karrer

There have already been some great contributions to this month’s big question – Predictions and Plans for 2010. When I was working with various high tech, insurance and financial services companies – a key ingredient was how quickly people could effectively roll-out new products, policies, respond to competitive threats, etc. Is Time to Performance really going to get traction in 2010?