eLearning: In Fonts We Trust

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

Wilson did a study back in 2001 to determine if serif fonts (fonts with little lines on the tops and bottoms of characters such as Times New Roman ) or sans serif fonts (those without lines, such as Arial ) were more suited to being read on computer monitors.

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Custom eLearning Development Costs – Results From Chapman Alliance Study

Upside Learning

Bryan Chapman from the Chapman Alliance informed me this morning about the completion of a study they started last month to collect data about the time and cost of custom elearning development. I had participated in the study and find the results align well with our own data. 2010).

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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.

Contemporary E-Learning: Delivering Knowledge Or Dishing Out Information

Upside Learning

1992, “Developing learning-centred trainers and tutors&# , Studies in Continuing Education, vol. Where is the knowledge we have lost in information? — Eliot. That’s a pertinent question that we need to ask ourselves.

How to Use Microblogging in Workplace Learning

Upside Learning

Qualcomm – here is a case study [slide share presentation] on how Qualcomm has used Micro-blogging for learning –. A Case Study of Micro-Blogging for Learning at Qualcomm. In a couple of years, microblogging tools have become very popular.

Taxonomy of Learning Theories

E-Learning Provocateur

Behaviourism is essentially the study of overt behaviour. In his study of child development, Jean Piaget posited that every learner has a mental representation of the world which he or she constructs through their experiences. Academia is teeming with learning theories.

"Hey ya'll": Informal Language is the way to go in E-Learning

Kapp Notes

In Ruth Clark's book " e-Learning and the Science of Instruction " she discussed a study by Moreno and Mayer, 2000 that compared a formally worded course with one that was more informally worded.

Moving Games Forward

Kapp Notes

Evidence : While this is changing, not enough studies have been done to date showing that learning games are effective.

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Presentation Recap for the U.S. Air Force’s Global Learning Forum

Kapp Notes

He is currently an assistant professor of Organizational Leadership at the Squadron Officer College arriving and an adjunct professor at Troy University, Montgomery campus in graduate studies. Agenda for the Global Learning Forum Last night I had the privileged of presenting to the U.S.

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Volatility in 3D Virtual World Industry

Kapp Notes

This is one of the first virtual world certificate graduation of which I am aware and it means that people are seriously studying the subject and becoming experts in building virtual immersive environment for educational, corporate and government uses.

3D Virtual Immersive Environment: Conceptual Orienteering

Kapp Notes

Learners studying to be FDA inspectors could be teleported from one manufacturing line to another to see the difference between inspecting a plant that creates medical devices versus one that creates ingestible drugs.

eLearning Conferences 2010

Tony Karrer

link] January 2010 January 3-4, 2010 New Presidents Program , sponsored by the Council of Independent Colleges, Marco Island, Florida, USA. link] January 3-6, 2010 International Conference on Distributed Computing and Networking (ICDC), Kolkata, India. link] February 22-23, 2010.

Open Source Authoring Tools for e-Learning


An Action Maze is a kind of interactive case-study; the user is presented with a situation, and a number of choices as to a course of action to deal with it.

A course is not the solution to every problem: Case Study 1

Jane Hart

This is the first of three case studies that shows how courses are not the solution to every learning or performance problem. These posts have been adapted from posts that first appeared on my blog in 2010.

We Teach as We are Taught

Kapp Notes

Models for understanding pre-service and beginning teachers' biographies: Illustrations from case studies. Studying teachers’ lives (pp. As schools adapt to new technologies and hardware and software, curriculum changes need to reflect more than just the inclusion of technology; changes needs to impact methodology, approach and instructional activities.

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Text-to-Speech vs Human Narration for eLearning

Tony Karrer

You can think of this as four case studies of Text-to-Speech. The case studies come from: Case Study A. Case Study B. Case Study C. Case Study D. I thought the response from Case Study D was particularly interesting: D. But a couple of the reasons from these case studies have to do with providing support to ESL learners: B. Some challenging questions are being raised in this month’s Big Question - Voice Over in eLearning.

Appearing "Live and in Person" on EdTechTalk Friday--Today

Kapp Notes

I have to say that I am humbled to be on the show as last week's guest was Charles Reigeluth from Indiana University who's books I studied in graduate school and still reference when teaching and consulting. Today at Noon Eastern Standard Time (EST), I will be chatting with Cammy Bean and Robert Squires about Instructional Design at EdTechTalk. EdTechTalk is a community of educators interested in discussing and learning about the uses of educational technology.

10 Ways To Learn In 2010

The eLearning Coach

You can also use word clouds as the basis for writing a poem, for studying another language and for comparing two pages of information. Post from: The eLearning Coach 10 Ways To Learn In 2010. There are so many cool ways to learn online now. The whole world is a school.

Q&A With Student from King's College

Kapp Notes

Of course you can also point to numerous studies and the fact that the military has been using games for centuries to teach. From time to time, I get questions from students who have an assignment to speak to someone in the field. I think those kinds of assignments are wonderful because they link pre-professionals and people learning about the field with people who have been in the field for a while.

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Why E-Learning is So Effective

Rapid eLearning

Live sessions were interactive case studies that applied the information. Tidbits: I’m in San Diego at the Training 2010 Training & Expo this week. E-learning is hot. And for good reason. If done right, it can produce great results by decreasing costs and improving performance.

A Fresh Look At Levels of Custom eLearning Solutions

Upside Learning

Last month The Chapman Alliance published the results of their study about the efforts taken for development of various levels of custom eLearning. How much does one hour of Level 2 elearning cost? and what about Level 3?

Best Lecture

Tony Karrer

And wouldn’t it be better to get the best available lecture with local discussion, studying, testing, etc.? But it certainly won’t look like a Best Lecture model with corporate eLearning professionals being able to act like local discussion, studying, testing. I just read George Siemens post Will online lectures destroy universities?

Co-Author Speaking at 3D Life Science 2010 Event in Malvern, PA

Kapp Notes

On January 19th, 2010. At the event, you will see case studies and hear about experiences people have had using innovative 3D technologies. Check out the event at the Life Sciences 2010: The Global Collaboration Imperative. __ Catalog of Recommended Books, Games and Gadgets Recommended Games and Gadgets Recommended Books Content Guide. Tony O'Driscoll (my co-author and partner in 3D) will be presenting at an event co-sponsored by Microsoft and ProtonMedia.

eLearning & mLearning: Using Color in Learning, Part II

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

How Color Affects Learning Studies have shown that the use of color can greatly impact learning and retention. In a study by the Poynter Institute , participants were shown two newspaper pages. In a study done for the Journal of Experimental Psychology by Felix A. The study showed that participants were better able to remember seeing the color photographs. The study showed that if you desire an end result of memorization or improved editing, you should use more red.

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eLearning & mLearning: Everything You Need to Know About Graphics, Part I

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

Dynamic Images In a study by Stefan Hartmann for the University of Erfurt, student participants were split into groups and shown how to fold origami by different means of instruction (video, still images, video with audio, and still images with audio). The results of the study showed that for more spatial tasks, instructional information is best presented in video format. Static Images In a Science Direct study done by Sally Bogacz and J.

Learned vs. Learners

ID Reflections

According to Wikipedia (2007) “…an expert, more generally, is a person with extensive knowledge or ability in a particular area of study.” ~ Building Expertise , Ruth Clark Today, we need experts and in more diverse areas than we even know. I have been deviating from the key themes of this blog, i.e., learning, performance, training and collaboration, for some time now. However, the deviations have been topics that moved me deeply, and I did not want to write about them in a separate blog.

In case you missed it – a year in posts

Clive on Learning

In the unlikely event that you’re bored over the holidays, here’s a quick index to 104 posts and 35000+ words of Clive on Learning in 2010. British Telecom Dare2Share case study Who writes web content? Latest CEGOS survey shows how Europe is shaping up for learning technologies The iPad is your ultimate travel companion Training is hard work There's no need to aspire to Hollywood content July Social media in the UK 2010 Is informal learning more style than substance?

Here Are Ten Rules to Create Engaging Elearning

Rapid eLearning

Unless you’re doing a sleep study with a group of insomniacs, most likely a white screen full of bullet points won’t attract their attention. Enter the 2010 Articulate Guru Awards. At the recent ASTD conference, I was asked how to create engaging elearning.

Digital Instructional Media Design 101- The Design Of Interaction

Upside Learning

While AOE isn’t about learning, there’s much to be said for the absence of studied moments of practice, supported by an excessively jubilant ‘You’re right!’ Last month our ID team got their feet wet with the learning campaigns in the Age of Empires II – Age of Kings.

On the Road with Internet Time Alliance, December 2010

Jay Cross

Over the course of 18 days in December 2010, I took part in learning events in seven countries. Future doctors learn from diagnosing patients instead of studying academic subjects. You’d learn what’s needed instead studying fragmented, aging disciplines.

The cult of the question

Clive on Learning

There is a definite place for the online self-study tutorial. Sometimes it seems that instructional designers are obsessed with questions. They cannot imagine an effective learning resource that is not liberally sprinkled with opportunities to interact: Plain text is frowned at, yet strangely not in blogs or on the WIkipedia. Page turners are frowned at, yet strangely not on your Kindle. Presentations are frowned at, yet strangely not when shown on TED.

Social Game Studies is eLearning

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

Amplify’d from socialgamestudies.org Social Game Studies: A Workshop Report As social games represent a very new hybrid game genre, research on them is still few and far between. We (eLearning Designers) can learn a lot from game designers. Maybe you're sick of hearing that. But I'm obviously NOT getting to some of you Those people attending the DevLearn pre-conference certificate program by Brenda Brathwaite were treated to what I see as the future of Learning Design.

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.

Wikis and Learning – 60 Resources

Tony Karrer

Experiencing eLearning , July 27, 2009 Wikis at Work - eLearning Technology , February 25, 2007 Control and Community: A Case Study of Enterprise Wiki Usage , May 4, 2009 Blog or Wiki? trainingwreck , January 23, 2010 Social Learning Strategies Checklist - Social Enterprise Blog , January 11, 2010 Extending elearning? I’m involved in several discussions around how to use Wikis as part of learning solutions.

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iPad & eBooks: A Game Changer for Blended Learning


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.

Open Learning Network vs Informal Learning Environment

E-Learning Provocateur

I see the OLN as a solution for monitoring the student’s progress during a program of study in the digital age. In the comments section of my previous post, Mike Caulfield kindly pointed me to the article Envisioning the Post-LMS Era: The Open Learning Network by Jonathan Mott.

How long does it take to create e-learning?

Clive on Learning

As we all know e-learning means different things to different people, but usually people are asking about the formal stuff, in particular interactive self-study materials. I often get asked how long it takes to create a piece of e-learning. Well, it’s hats off to Bryan Chapman of the Chapman Alliance who has surveyed 249 learning developers (I assume mostly from the US) to find out how long they spend on an average project, both in total and on the individual tasks.

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