My Subject Matter Expert Toolkit

Bottom-Line Performance

I recently presented a case study at the central Indiana ASTD fall conference. The focus of the case study was on using e-learning templates to facilitate rapid design. But as part of the presentation, I talked about how we managed a large group of SMEs (over 40 total) on the project. The room became alive and there were so many questions and comments I had to halt the discussion. I had obviously hit a hot topic!

The Learning Professional’s toolkit – what’s essential?

Spark Your Interest

June’s BQ is… “what tools should we learn?&#. Tony’s question is fairly specific, but anchored in the “what did I learn that I’m glad I did&# vein.

Instructional Design Toolkit

Big Dog, Little Dog

Deciding I need to tie four instructional design models together (ADDIE, Agile Design, Learning Design and an Extension for ISD), I created this brief description - A Framework for Designing Learning Environments

21st Century L&D Skills

Performance Learning Productivity

It got me thinking about a piece I’d written for TrainingZone a few months ago titled “What does your ideal L&D team look like in 2010?”. L&D Capabilities for 2010 and beyond So, how does all this impact what the L&D department of 2010 and beyond looks like?

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11 Free Game Creation Software Programs (At least for 30 Days)

Kapp Notes

Adventure Maker Adventure Maker Asset Management Screen Adventure Maker : Toolkit to create point-and-click games and multimedia software without any scripting or programming.

Savvy Toolkit - 7 Infectious Diseases of B2B eBook

Learning Solutions Magazine

General Physics Corporation and Chasm Institute LLC are announcing an update to the online course, “Foundations of High-Tech Marketing” at DevLearn|2010 in San Francisco.

Out and About: Past and Upcoming Events

Kapp Notes

Past Recently authored a blog entry at TrainingIndustry.com titled Add Online Simulations to Your Organization’s Instructional Toolkit. Upcoming Events March Tuesday, March 23, 2010: Presenting at an AdvaMed event called Employee Training Under FDA Scrutiny: Creating and Maintaining Robust Training Programs. Wednesday, March 24, 2010: Presenting a webinar to the members of the MI AECT chapter from 7:30pm - 9:00pm (1hr presentation, 30 mins discussion) titled "Learning in 3D."

Bloomfield College Keynote Resources

Kapp Notes

How has this keynote added to your educational toolkit in terms of helping your students. Here are the resources to accompany my address: Understanding Digital Diversity for Bloomfield College (which ranks first among small colleges in New Jersey according to Forbes list of best colleges.)

Will Mobile Apps Change Training Forever?

Upside Learning

Here are some examples available on the Appstore: HVAC Toolkit Ultimate – load calculation, duct sizer, etc for onsite plumbers. Technology around us is evolving at a rapid pace and is in turn affecting a speedy evolution of learning technology.

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Presentation Resources for Learning Tree Presentation

Kapp Notes

What is one technique you can borrow from another industry to add to your toolkit? Today, I met some wonderful folks at at Learning Tree International's Learning Leader's Forum.

Open Source and Free: Mobile Learning Tools, M-Learning Systems, SCORM

eLearning 24-7

S1000D-SCORM Bridge Open Toolkit - provides a reference implementation for creating consistent, interoperable SCORM 2004 3rd Edition Content Packages from an S1000D SCORM Content Package Module (SCPM). Below is a list of various open source and free tools including: m-learning, testing web pages in browsers, mobile learning systems, SCORM and the lame PENS (IMO). What I did not include in this blog posting. SDKs for all the Smartphones.

Open Source and Free: Mobile Learning Tools, M-Learning Systems, SCORM

eLearning 24-7

S1000D-SCORM Bridge Open Toolkit - provides a reference implementation for creating consistent, interoperable SCORM 2004 3rd Edition Content Packages from an S1000D SCORM Content Package Module (SCPM). Below is a list of various open source and free tools including: m-learning, testing web pages in browsers, mobile learning systems, SCORM and the lame PENS (IMO). What I did not include in this blog posting. SDKs for all the Smartphones.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Beginning Instructional Designers Toolkit

Learning Visions

Tuesday, May 01, 2007 Beginning Instructional Designers Toolkit I want to incorporate a reading list for the next level of the 30-minute masters (taking a crash course in Instructional Design). eLearning Guild’s 2010 Salary Report ID Live with John Graves ► April (5) Audio Interview with Tom Kuhlmann of Articulate Book Review: Love is the Killer App Kineo Insights Webinar: Aligning eLearning with B. Moodle in 2010 Kineo Insights Webinar: Challenges and Best Practi.

Top 113 eLearning Posts and 28 Hottest Topics for 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

Here it is - the very best posts and the hottest topics for 2010. Twitter for Learning – 55 Great Articles - eLearning Technology , March 24, 2010. 10 Ways To Learn In 2010 - The eLearning Coach , January 3, 2010. 5 Must-See PowerPoint Tutorials for Creating Better Training - Mindflash , September 29, 2010. Social Learning Strategies Checklist - Social Enterprise Blog , January 11, 2010. Educational Games for the Classroom - Kapp Notes , July 19, 2010.

Branching Scenario An Example

Upside Learning

Earlier this morning, I was trawling through my feeds and came across this interesting post on Cathy Moore’s blog.

MPICT Keynote Resources

Kapp Notes

How has this conference added to your educational toolkit in terms of helping your students. Here are the resources to accompany my address: Leveraging Virtual Worlds, Web 2.0 and Smart Phones for Educational Excellence at the Mid Pacific Information and Communication Technology Center. Here are the slides: MPICT Keynote Address View more presentations from kkapp. Here are some resources: Games Discussion of some of the key value of games for learning.

Washington DC Keynote Notes

Kapp Notes

What is one technique you can borrow from another industry to add to your training toolkit? Recently I was in the DC area doing a keynote and wanted to include some notes and the slides from the presentation and ask those who attended to stop by this blog and make a comment and answer the questions at the end of the post (others can answer also.not trying to exclude anyone) Here are the slides from the presentation: Broadening Horizons View more presentations from kkapp.

Open Source Authoring Tools for e-Learning

eFront

JelSim The JeLSIM Builder toolkit is a FREE toolkit for producing educational simulations. 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. The answer is simple.

10 Useful Things I Learned This Year

OpenSesame

To celebrate the approaching year-end, I compiled a list of ten useful things I''ve learned and added to my toolkit in 2010. . How easy it is to make useful videos with a webcam, Screenr , iMovie and a quiet room. Closed networks & organizational silos = closed minds.

Is eLearning As Credible As Classroom Training?

Integrated Learnings

There are a lot of options available in our eLearning toolkits too. By Shelley A. Gable. I recently came across a discussion on LinkedIn that debated whether classroom (instructor-led) training is more credible than eLearning. After comparing the effectiveness of the two methods in a variety of studies, many researchers have concluded that they can be equally effective and that the instructional strategies drive effectiveness, not the medium.

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.

The most updated and popular E-Learning Blogs

eFront

November 21, 2010 12:19 PM Christoforos Online said. Have a wonderful day, @cpappas November 21, 2010 12:22 PM Connie Malamed said. Best, Connie November 21, 2010 12:28 PM Christoforos Online said. Have a wonderful day, @cpappas November 22, 2010 12:02 AM Vics said. November 22, 2010 3:26 PM Jeff said. November 22, 2010 11:28 PM Ellen said. Almost every blog post adds a trick to my toolkit! November 23, 2010 1:32 AM Christoforos Online said.

Giving up control

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

They’re worried, in short, about what will happen when they actually do empower their employees with the digital toolkit of Enterprise 2.0.

Top 40 eLearning Articles and 5 Hot Topics for Early March

eLearning Learning Posts

March 1, 2010 to March 14, 2010. Nine Information Alternatives to the Now Defunct Training Magazine - Kapp Notes , March 2, 2010 Unfortunately, Training Magazine is folding up shop on its web site, print magazine and conferences. Constructivism in Workplace Learning and Development - The E-Learning Curve , March 10, 2010 Constructivist-based workplace learning and development addresses the demands of the real world. Moodle and iPhone update: the movie , March 8, 2010.

Elearning example: Branching scenario

Making Change

The activity will be part of a larger toolkit for military educators. The toolkit includes more decision-making scenarios in several formats, all of them designed to help soldiers practice specific cross-cultural capabilities. You’re a US Army sergeant in Afghanistan.

Child friendly technologies

Learning with e's

Here's the abstract of the paper (comments are very welcome): Technology is now a central component of the Primary teacher’s toolkit, and there has been a significant increase in the use of learning technologies in classrooms in recent years (John & Wheeler, 2008).

Saffron develops SmartVideo™ Workbench

Spicy Learning

Saffron is proud to announce the development of its new SmartVideo ™ Workbench, an easy to use toolkit that can turn existing video into truly interactive training material. Hanif Sazen, Saffron’s CEO, says ‘The toolkit provides a simple and intuitive interface for adding and previewing features, so anybody can quickly and easily turn existing video into SmartVideo ™.’

Ranting on the Gender Pay Gap in e-Learning

Usable Learning

<rant starts here> A few days later, this article showed up in the New York Times: A Toolkit for Women Seeking a Raise. About two weeks ago, Cammy Bean blogged about the eLearning Guild’s latest salary report.

Top 47 Posts and 10 Hot Topics for February

eLearning Learning Posts

February 1, 2010 to February 14, 2010. Netiquette: a handy guide for online students - Dont Waste Your Time , February 8, 2010 Based on a Guide from the LSC (Lake Superior College) wiki of netiquette for their online students. How to effectively architect information for your elearning course - Free as in Freedom , February 6, 2010 As Instructional Designers, its always a challenge to balance meaningful instruction with information. February 3, 2010.

Storyboard Templates iPhone - Best of eLearning Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

E-Learning Development Toolkit: A Complete List of OSS and FTU Applications - The E-Learning Curve , December 23, 2009. Ten Technlogies to watch in 2010 - ThirdForce Blog , December 22, 2009. Five Words To Describe Corporate Learning in 2010 - eLearning Weekly , December 18, 2009. Some more (social media) predictions for 2010 , December 9, 2009. Best of eLearning Learning. I fell a bit behind on my reading in December.

And ADDIE wasn't even there to see it.

bozarthzone

As L & D professionals we need to have many items in our toolkits. There's been lot of talk in Twitterland lately about the usefulness of the ADDIE process model often used in instructional design (much on the theme of whether ADDIE is dead), and the validity/existence of "informal" learning. I saw it all hit overlap this week in 2 separate encounters with service employees. In the first, I was purchasing a prepaid gift card at a drug store.

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ADDIE and the 5 Rules of Zen

Big Dog, Little Dog

While ADDIE or ISD might look like an overblown, time-wasting toolkit, we need to realize that we do not need every tool within that kit.

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The U.S. Army, Frog Design, & ADDIE: On Design

Big Dog, Little Dog

However, like any good craftsperson, ADDIE should not be the ONLY tool within your toolkit. This is the sixth post in a series on extending ADDIE in order to solve wicked or complex problems: Post 1: Innovating With ADDIE. Post 2: Analysis and Immersion. Post 3: Design and Convergence.

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Top five tips for designing training for BlackBerrys

Spicy Learning

Things like drop down menus, buttons, gauges and sliders are part of the development toolkit and it makes sense to use these rather than reinventing the wheel. With their apparent ubiquity amongst office staff, their ease of use, and their mobile connectivity, BlackBerry phones make an attractive platform for e-learning. Here’s our list of things to consider when designing training for this new and different learning environment. Choose the right development model.

Top five tips for designing training for BlackBerrys

Spicy Learning

Things like drop down menus, buttons, gauges and sliders are part of the development toolkit and it makes sense to use these rather than reinventing the wheel. With their apparent ubiquity amongst office staff, their ease of use, and their mobile connectivity, BlackBerry phones make an attractive platform for e-learning. Here’s our list of things to consider when designing training for this new and different learning environment. Choose the right development model.

Live online Adobe Captivate 5 & eLearning Suite eSeminar Wednesday

Adobe Captivate

Learn how to maximize your productivity, create engaging media-rich online learning materials and easily distribute them with the complete toolkit for eLearning authoring. An overview of the new features in Adobe eLearning Suite 2 and Adobe Captivate 5 for trainers, educators and eLearning professionals.

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Resources, Resources and even more Resources

Moodle Journal

First off was this ‘ Your must-have classroom toolkit’ from TES, where they have from contributions from over 130,000 teachers assembled a really impressive list of class management and planning resources, and by the way these are all free.