Top 60 eLearning Posts for October 2010

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October 2010 did not disappoint! 4 Free Tools to Help Get Your PowerPoint from Good to Great , October 21, 2010 Continuing the recent trend of PowerPoint in the news , I stumbled upon an article in USA Today that provided some tips and advice for designing more engaging presentations. Open Source eLearning Tools , October 13, 2010 I was just asked about trends in open source for eLearning and particularly open source eLearning tools. October 25, 2010 Open for use?

Collaborative Learning Lessons from Wikipedia (and Small Insects.

Dashe & Thomson

A truly excellent article by Matt Thompson, titled An Antidote for Web Overload , addresses the reasons behind Wikipedia’s increasing replacement of traditional news sites as the go-to source for breaking news items.

Top 74 eLearning Posts from September 2010

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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?)

Top eLearning Sites?

Tony Karrer

Cathy pointed me to questions about Alexa ( Wikipedia article ). I was asked what the biggest traffic sites are in eLearning that were not vendor specific sites. This was from a marketer trying to reach eLearning professionals.

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Wikis and Learning – 60 Resources

Tony Karrer

October 23, 2008 Using Toolkits to Aggregate Learning Resources , February 6, 2009 Enterprise Wiki as Intranet - a success story , September 20, 2007 Lurking and loafing , March 9, 2010 Activities, Workflows and Structured Wikis (Augmented Social Cognition) , February 9, 2009 Wikis for Improving Productivity - Experiencing eLearning , June 10, 2008 Wiki's For Professional Development - Learnadoodledastic , September 26, 2007 One more time: what's the difference between a blog and a wiki?

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Don't Forget the Power of 3D Machinima

Kapp Notes

Wikipedia Definition. She also mentioned in her blog she doesn't like the Wikipedia definition of Machinima.) One creative element of 3D Virtual Immersive Environments that many people tend to forget is the power to create machinima.

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Definition: Metacognition

Kapp Notes

information as cited by Lawanto, 2010) It has also been defined as a process by which the brain organizes and monitors cognitive resources. Here is the Wikipedia definition of metacognition. 2010). The short definition of Metacognition is "Thinking about Thinking."

Be a star in your digital constellation

Spark Your Interest

Image via Wikipedia. One of the challenges of social media is the ongoing addition of new tools to play with in addition to managing the ones that change if you’ve invested time in using them (like delicious ). But, they are fun to try and nothing lasts forever.

Creating a Moodboard

Moodle Journal

One of my courses this year is in Website Production, and I was interested to see that the design stage included a moodboard, I was a little unclear about exactly what that meant exactly, so I decided to make a start with Wikipedia.

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Learning in Action (the Innocence Project)

Spark Your Interest

Image via Wikipedia. The other morning, I listened to the news (on the radio, how retro of me) before dragging myself out of bed and this small report piqued my interest: [link]. I was not familiar with the project, but basically law students work with a mentor on wrongfully convicted cases.

Who are Instructional Designers? The existential dilemma.

ID Reflections

Wikipedia has a page devoted to the role of a BA and there are umpteenth other websites that define the role too. Apologies for a long post but it is one of those where I was internally debating and had to resolve this conflict with myself… 1. Post objectives: a.

Zemanta – will it make me a rock star?

Spark Your Interest

Image via Wikipedia. I have found a new tool (hopefully it’s not just a shiny object?), which I am pretty excited about.

Searching for the common ground

Spark Your Interest

Image via Wikipedia. K-12 Education. College/university. Workplace learning. Are these different things or are there some aspects that are similar? Personally, I think there are many connection points, and I find myself wondering how we can share and collaborate across these three fields.

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The 4 pillars of blogging

E-Learning Provocateur

This is the advice that Wikipedia gives to its contributors, and I love it! I have been blogging for some time now, and I can honestly say that it’s been a growth journey. I started blogging primarily for myself – essentially to organise and articulate the thoughts in my own head.

Augmented Reality and M-Learning

eLearning 24-7

WhereMark app allows users to explore Wikipedia (in a Wikitude app style) and local searches, find places to eat and shop with navigational AR references. Let me pose this scenario: Every day, you walk down the same street. You walk past the buildings, see the crowds and yawn.

Iterative Development Processes Don’t Always Work!

Web Courseworks

Image from Wikipedia. Of course it’s very trendy to proclaim our eLearning departments utilize an iterative process for developing eCourses or simulations. Prescribing to an Agile development process is all the rage. For the most part, these processes generally do work.

More cool e-learning for kids (and their grown-ups)

Spark Your Interest

Image via Wikipedia. I noticed that a post of mine cool e-learning for kids got a few hits a day, fairly consistently, so I thought it must be time for a follow up.

The missing ingredient (secret sauce?)

Spark Your Interest

Image via Wikipedia. On Saturday, October 23rd, I was lucky enough to be one of the select participants at the TEDxUBC event – themed FastForward Ed. It was a great experience, although I definitely had some talks that I preferred to others. .

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ASAE Annual: A Gathering of People Who Build Communities of Practice

Web Courseworks

According to Wikipedia here is the definition. “A I will be attending my second ASAE Annual Meeting which takes places August 21 – 24, in LA. Last year’s Annual was held in Toronto. I am especially looking forward to this year’s event because it looks like there are a few surprises in store.

Less is more: A different approach to L&D in a world awash with information

Performance Learning Productivity

Wikipedia created a transparent knowledge creation environment by allowing open discussion and online collaboration. This post appeared on the site last month. I’ve re-posted it here for people who don’t choose to register on the TZ website.

Augmented Reality – Upside Pune Layar

Upside Learning

You can then easily find more information about the landmark by looking it up on Wikipedia. Today, Upside Learning is thrilled to announce that we are augmenting reality in Pune, with a layer that’ll let you find significant landmarks in and around the city.

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

eLearning 24-7

When a vendor decided to add mediawiki to their LMS, so it looks exactly like Wikipedia, while everyone else uses some funky looking wiki.what happened? 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.

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Do you fear technical things?

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

Image via Wikipedia One time I got a call whether I know what to look for when you buy a laptop. Or people ask if I know how you can make Outlook address list. Or what a great mobile provider is in the Netherlands.

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Start and End eLearning Courses with Methods That Facilitate Learning

Integrated Learnings

The image below, borrowed from Wikipedia , illustrates how much we tend to remember at various points while taking in a sequence of information. By Shelley A. Gable. Think back to the last time you were in training, whether it was online or in the classroom. What pieces stand out most?

The cult of the question

Clive on Learning

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. Sometimes it seems that instructional designers are obsessed with questions. Page turners are frowned at, yet strangely not on your Kindle. Presentations are frowned at, yet strangely not when shown on TED. The reality is that it is not always essential for online materials to include interactivity.

Pecha Kucha is a performance art

Clive on Learning

According to Wikipedia , "an unConference is a facilitated, participant-driven conference centered on a theme or purpose. But for those who want the opportunity to explore the ideas live and face-to-face, I will be delivering two less chronologically-constrained presentations of the same content in the next fortnight: Learning Poool Public Sector Learning Conference 2010 , London, May 12 (that's tomorrow!)

Is HTML5 Ready for eLearning Development?

Upside Learning

This Wikipedia article provides more details about HTML5 video support. Last week, while justifying Apple’s refusal to allow Flash player on iPhone/iPad, Steve Jobs wrote– “ New open standards created in the mobile era, such as HTML5, will win on mobile devices (and PCs too) ”.

Creating 3D Graphics – Isometric Views With Orthographic Projection

Upside Learning

According to Wikipedia -. We often create scenario based courses for the engineering industry. Because they are for engineers; we consider the best way to represent graphics and animations is to use 3D isometric views with orthographic projections.

UpsideLMS Is One Of The Five Emerging Learning Managements To Watch!

Upside Learning

Further, while the system’s wiki resembles Wikipedia, the discussions section looks similar to LinkedIn group discussion pages.

Wise crowds and stupid mobs

Learning with e's

and social networking tools, and specifically, the wisdom of crowds, as we have long understood, defines why web services such as Wikipedia and Google Search have become to popular and accurate over the last few years.

How instructional designers add value to training and product launch initiatives?

Bottom-Line Performance

If you ask Wikipedia, Instructional Design (also called Instructional Systems Design (ISD) ) is the practice of maximizing the effectiveness, efficiency and appeal of instruction and other learning experiences. Most of my friends have a really hard time figuring out what I do for a living. Somehow, we started referring to it as a Chandler Bing job, because on Friends nobody could quite figure out what he did, either.

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

Dashe & Thomson

Blog, including “Collaborative Learning Lessons from Wikipedia (and Small Insects)” and “The $2 Whiteboard Shows Power of Peer-to-Peer Learning”, while a core curriculum of base training material is essential to spark the learning process [.]

Interesting Concept in Text Books

Bottom-Line Performance

I hate admitting it, but research shows that Wikipedia has the same number of errors in articles as a common paper-based encyclopedia. I was reading the New York Times (on my iPhone, not the actual paper) and I stumbled across this article. Publishers are creating new digitial text books that allow professors and teachers to edit the books. Interesting concept! And, as any college student will tell you, fantastically cheap! The digital editions run around $50 vs. a print version of $130.

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The Working Smarter Fieldbook: A Glimpse and Some Thoughts

ID Reflections

Image via Wikipedia "Collaboration is a process through which people who see different aspects of a problem can constructively explore their differences and search for the solution that go beyond their own limited vision of what is possible." ~ Anecdote And informal learning is hinged on collaboration.

Social Media Offerings which can b used in Social Learning

eLearning 24-7

Social Discovery – Stumble Upon (Wikipedia likes to stick this into social bookmarking, however IMO it does more than that). Wikis - Wikipedia. Social media types with examples. New social media types are being created, identified and defined constantly. Bi-weekly updates, which can be found on the “Social Media Page&# under my Essentials section, that debuts on Monday. With the exception of crowdsourcing, all other social media types can be used in social learning.

Five Ways to Use an LMS for Effective Learning Measurement

Upside Learning

I couldn’t find it on Wikipedia and Google didn’t help much either. Wikipedia kept prompting me to go for learning management instead. It was perhaps my first experience where Wikipedia or Google didn’t open the right door for me.

Social Media’s Impact on Workplace Communication & Learning


Couple of other highly recommended sites from my side would be Wikipedia & YouTube, which when filtered properly are full of knowledge and learning material.’ Social Media is here to stay. No point debating that. It’s utilization in the workplace – now that’s debatable. So we put this debate forward to our fellow G-Cubians and got some interesting viewpoints. Social Networking surely has its benefits.