Devlearn conference 2011: retrospective

Challenge to Learn

I believe that you have to add moderation to curation in order to be effective. That’s great, I really believe that such an agile approach has great advantages over ADDIE and other methods. I’m back home after a great DevLearn conference. Looking (and reading) back at the conference there are several things that stick out for me. Atmosphere.

eLearning Predictions for 2011 and Beyond

Web Courseworks

Opinions from educational leaders attending this conference lean towards unprecedented interconnectedness of global audiences, better methods for incorporating blended learning techniques, the rise of custom degrees, and a movement away from static textbooks as a primary source of learning content.

Fourth Summer 2011 Learning in 3D class

Kapp Notes

So the questions for this blog posting are: Do you think this is an effective method of touring a campus for a college? For this class, we were privileged to have Andrew Hughes, the president of Designing Digitally visit with us.

eLearning Conferences 2011

Tony Karrer

This list is focused mostly on the first half of the year: January to June 2011. link] December 10-11, 2010 Effective Teaching and Learning in Higher Education , hosted by the American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon. link] or [link] January 28-29, 2011 Educa , Helsinki, Finland.

Brain Rules for Learning: Who Knew? We All Did. | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

I used this rule on a daily basis (though I did not realize it at the time) when I made a point to figure out what motivated my actors and the characters they were playing in order to more effectively direct and teach them.

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Evaluating Social Learning

Dashe & Thomson

There are people looking at applying the Kirkpatrick model, there are people measuring the use of social learning tools, and there are people talking about something similar to Brinkerhoff’s Success Case Method. It seems to me that right now this is a wide open field.

Top 5 eLearning Skills for 2011 – A Follow-Up

eLearning Weekly

Following up on last week’s post titled, “Top 5 Skills for eLearning in 2011,” I’d like to explore this at a different angle. The eLearning skills you need for 2011 may be directly influenced by the industry in which you work, and therefore some are more prevalent than others.

Silicon Valley Parents Question Value of Technology in Learning. Should We?

Dashe & Thomson

Advocates for low-tech instructional methods say that computers in the classroom are distracting and inhibit creative thinking, movement, human interaction, and attention spans, and that “real engagement comes from great teachers with interesting lesson plans.”.

The Flipped Learning Revolution — Coming to a Brain Near You?

Dashe & Thomson

The “flipped classroom” combined with software such as Khan’s, allows teachers and students to maximize the effectiveness of the learning experience. One of the concepts in training that has taken the biggest strides this year has been that of the “flipped classroom.”

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22 Top Learning, Technology & Media Links: Weekly Digest – 14

Upside Learning

And true to our commitment, we have covered the whole spectrum – from calculating the effectiveness of your training to delivering training to multi-taskers, from methods to engage learners with emerging and connective technologies to the future of learning.

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Upside’s Learning Design Philosophy

Upside Learning

When the team works and generates effective learning designs, they are a result of a deep rooted instructional design philosophy. Learning design is not just a science, it is an art.

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Growth In Formal Learning

Upside Learning

This effectively means the knowledge acquired and implemented on a car platform is useful only during the production cycle for that car. The way I see it, lots of organizations have neither the culture nor the time to attempt implementing and hoping to succeed using such methods.

Analyzing the ROI of Social Media in Training | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

By their nature as an easy to update discussion forum/document repository/collective know-how workspace, wikis provide a natural outlet for the sort of informal learning that is so central to any truly effective learning initiative.

Performance Management is Broken

The Performance Improvement Blog

Industrial and Organizational Psychology , 4 (2011), 146–164.). The authors probably can't believe that any organization would actually use such a disruptive method as its performance management system. .

Collaborative Learning Lessons from Wikipedia (and Small Insects.

Dashe & Thomson

This same effect is seen in ant colonies and bee hives, as noted in another fascinating article I found in a post by Gisela Jonsson, titled “ Ants are stupid, ant colonies are smart.”

Why Companies Should Spend More on Social Learning | Social.

Dashe & Thomson

They may by very knowledgeable about the technology behind a tool but can’t bridge the gap to explaining its usage to the people who will be using it, or they don’t know of the most effective learning solutions (e.g.

How Social Networks Can Harness the Power of Weak Ties | Social.

Dashe & Thomson

They found that the employees near the edge of a cluster were more effective at problem-solving than those in the middle of a cluster.

Give User Adoption the Respect it Deserves | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

According to a study done by the Sand Hill Group and Neochange, the most critical factor for software success and ROI is effective user adoption (70% listed it as #1).

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18 Top Learning, Technology & Media Links: Weekly Digest –12

Upside Learning

However with the changing learning methods, the role of the instructional designer as we understood it several years back is undergoing a paradigm shift. A guide and tips and tricks for designers to improve their productivity and cost effectively using time management techniques.

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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. First to prove they are safe and then to prove they are effective.

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Social Learning Lessons: Tales from 7th Grade Biology

Dashe & Thomson

We all know that lecture (aka The Big Talking Head) is one of the least effective ways to learn about a topic or master a skill. The way in which Mr. Froelich conducted his class was unique in my experience, and it was also one of the most highly effective learning experiences of my life.

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14 Top Learning, Technology & Media Links: Weekly Digest – 18

Upside Learning

Whatever your philosophy regarding frontal teaching methods and the uses of Smartboards, there’s no denying two facts: Smartboards have become extremely popular tools in educational institutions & are relatively expensive and eat major portions out of our shrinking school budgets.

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PowerPoint 2010: Perfecting the Motion Path

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

On the Animation Pane, click the down arrow next to the motion path animation and select Effect Options. I used the same method to animate the "Meet Jackson" text. by AJ George. Using motion paths in PowerPoint is fun, but also kind of complicated.

TechKnowledge 2011: Why Learning Professionals Still Have a Lot to Learn


I usually attribute this phrase to others, but I admit that last week at the ASTD TechKnowledge 2011 Conference , I only heard what I wanted to hear — all about e-learning practices in organizations. In a study Rossett conducted , she found that organizations are not implementing effective e-learning as much as we think — people are talking a big game, but few are actually doing it. You know the expression — “We only hear what we want to hear.&#

ADDIE isn't Dead; it's just more Agile

Integrated Learnings

And that's why the Agile method is so appealing. The speed in which we can effectively perform this with ADDIE will always be a factor. By Jay Lambert.


Kirkpatrick Revisited | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Tom Gram, in the February 17, 2011 post on his Performance X Design blog, says that our training programs are working when we can point to evidence and linkages in performance terms.

eLearning Conferences 2012

Tony Karrer

Past years eLearning Conferences 2011 , eLearning Conferences 2010 , eLearning Conferences 2009. Note also that some events will be cancelled at a later date, such as those in Tunisia and Egypt in early 2011. link] December 5-7, 2011 International Digital Curation Conference: Public?

The Sound of Silence | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

That’s all fair, and we should seek to accommodate as many people as possible in our pursuit of effective training. And yet that’s effectively what is happening when we present text visually and then have someone say it at the same time.

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Virtual Boot-Camp: Games and Learning with the U.S. Military.

Dashe & Thomson

Military by Jim on May 19, 2011 in Gaming Theory Think game-based training doesn’t have anything to offer your organization in the way of savings?

PowerPoint 2010: Creating a Spinning Animation, Version 2.0

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Today I'd like to share his method. The previous method I shared involved duplicating the object you would like to spin, making it invisible, lining it up as a mirror image to the original image and then grouping the two images. by AJ George.

The unscience of evaluation

E-Learning Provocateur

The big challenge I see with evaluating learning in the workplace is how to demonstrate causality – ie the link between cause and effect. Well, if a few hundred employees undertake training, but no one measures its effect, did it make a difference?

LMS – Before the Launch – 2

Upside Learning

In a previous post I had discussed how changing technology might call for a change in approach to make implementing and managing change in an LMS more effective and fruitful. For more information on stakeholder engagement methods and tactics, these are some sites I found helpful: [link].

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Collaboration Between eLearning Designers and Subject Matter Experts - Part 2, Explicit vs. Tacit Knowledge

Web Courseworks

Starting May 29th and running through June 1st, the 2011 NISOD (National Institute of Staff and Organizational Development) Conference on Teaching and Leadership Excellence will be taking place in Austin.

Twitter as Social Learning: Seven Ways to Facilitate the Exchange.

Dashe & Thomson

Sure, these are great tools, but how do we utilize them effectively to change how people learn in the workplace or at school?

Method and madness – Disconnect between learning & knowledge

Learning Cafe

Given the high level of interest in un-structured informal learning and just-in-time performance support, Is there not an opportunity for the typical Learning and Development function to link arms with the business and bring some method to this madness? . Effective Learning Learning & PerformanceI’ve oftened wondered about the organisational disconnect between Learning and KM/Documentation areas.

The Renewed Importance of EHR Training – Meaningful Use Incentives.

Dashe & Thomson

Up until now the effects of these failed implementations have amounted to little more than lost opportunities.

Work as Improv Theater: Teaching the Right-Brained Learner.

Dashe & Thomson

To start answering these questions, we have to acknowledge that formal learning, as we know it today, will not be effective in the future. In the coming years, successful learning professionals will not be those that focus on traditional training methods.

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