Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ

Tony Karrer

This month's LCBQ is What are your Predictions and Plans for 2011? Tony Bates - eLearning Outlook for 2011 1. Of course, you can’t look at learning in 2011 without mentioning mobile learning. Some Mobile Learning Predictions for 2011 Mobile learning will get its own identity.

Performance Support In Our Daily Lives

Upside Learning

Chances are you’ve noticed performance support has entered our daily lives. It’s also quite possible it has missed your attention even if you are using performance support tools to do everyday tasks more effectively and with less effort – probably with better results.

JIT Performance Support Mobile App Development

Upside Learning

I mentioned before in one of my posts about the growing use of smart phones application as a form of Just-in-Time performance support; as mentioned before ; I feel eventually technology will enable individuals and not just companies/departments to deliver applications.

Make Learning Supportive and Available Everywhere

Integrated Learnings

This year's 2011 Lectora user conference provided my first opportunity to hear learning futurist Elliot Masie ( of The Masie Center ) speak live; he didn't disappoint. Masie commented that today's top performers in an organization are both seekers of learning and avid networkers.

12 Most Popular eLearning Posts: January 2011 Monthly Roundup

Upside Learning

From Games to Instruction Design, to eLearning and Microlearning, it squeezed out every bit of knowledge from our best bloggers. Instructional Design And The Six Thinking Hats. Beginner Instructional Designers – In Pursuit Of Awareness. Performance Support In Our Daily Lives.

Instructional Design or Architected Learning?

Living in Learning

If we seek sustained capability in our workforce - If we seek to inject learning agility into the work environment - Do we rely upon instructional design (ISD) best practices or do we focus on architecting learning solutions? Continuous Learning Learning @ the Point of Work Learning Ecosystems PDR Learning Continuum Performer Support ISD practices learning continuum LinkedIn performance support performer support work context

eLearning Conferences 2011

Tony Karrer

This list is focused mostly on the first half of the year: January to June 2011. link] December 1-3, 2010 Online Educa Berlin International Conference on Technology Supported Learning and Training, 16 th , Hotel InterContinental, Berlin, Germany. link] March 28-31, 2011 Web 2.0

The Storytelling Element of Instructional Games

Kapp Notes

While not all games have a story narrative behind them, storytelling is an essential part of the gamificaiton of learning and instruction. Games can provide a visual and narrative context for player performance.

Why we need less instruction

Clive on Learning

One of the many problems I have with the term 'instructional designer' is that it implies that the only strategy of relevance to learning in the workplace is instruction. Instruction is a good strategy for algorithmic tasks - those that are based on clear rules.

Karl Kapp on Instructional Design Today #TK11

Learning Visions

My live blogged notes from a session with Karl Kapp at ASTD’s TechKnowledge in San Jose: Instructional Design Today: What We Really Need to Know as Practitioners, Researchers, and Designers. Sound instructional design techniques work for the new technology (gadgets, games, etc.)

Instructional Design Questions? There’s an App for that! …You need to check it out.

Kapp Notes

My friend and colleague, Connie Malamed (aka The eLearning Coach ) has developed a handy iPhone application that will help you become a better instructional designer making tips, definitions and ideas available right at your finger tips. Also, I think instructional designers are underserved.

Instructional Design for Mobile Learning #id4mlearning

Learning Visions

These are my live blogged notes from a webinar today with Float Learning: Instructional Design for Mobile #id4mlearning. What is instruction? But instruction tends to not be an equal relationship – there’s a power differential. What makes good instruction is often a willing student. A Brief History of Instruction The modern classroom, 1770’s in Prussia – you faced the teacher who was the expert and the storehouse of knowledge. mobile instructional design

Instructional Design for Beginners – What Motivates People To Learn?

Upside Learning

Most rookie Instructional Designers have a misconception that Instructional Design is quite academic in nature. Over time, I realized that most Instructional Design theories are rooted in common sense. Applying the ARCS model in Instructional Design.

How do you fight inert knowledge? Develop quality instruction…

Coffee and Design

By providing the learner instruction through separate channels, the brain is able to create and store separate representations of information. All the superb performers he investigated had: Practiced intensively.

Our Takeaways from DevLearn 2011

E-learning Uncovered

Anyone who attended should have some solid ground with which to make decisions about multimedia when they go back to work… and even to counter arguments from stakeholders who are impressed by whiz-bang animations that serve no instructional purpose.

Instructional Design Lessons from the World of Theatre

Dashe & Thomson

I acted in and/or directed over 75 plays, in both academic and professional theatres in the Midwest and on the west coast, won awards in both disciplines, taught classes, and was moderately successful at supporting myself in a very tough industry.

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Emphasizing the “Doing” in the Nine Events of Instruction

Integrated Learnings

We know that Robert Gagne’s nine events of instruction is a helpful guide for designing engaging eLearning. 6) Elicit Performance + (7) Provide Feedback. 8) Assess Performance. If you’ve acquainted learners with on-the-job resources, ensured that they’ll immediately apply new skills on the job, and confirmed that they will receive support and coaching from their managers, you’re probably in good shape. By Shelley A. Gable.

Close to the Edge: The Radicalization of Training

Living in Learning

I say this with confidence because the topic of facilitating learning at the edges of the ecosystem has freaked out both platform trainers and instructional design professionals before. Continuous Learning PDR Learning Continuum Performer Support Technology BPG business process guidance EPSS learning continuum LinkedIn performance support

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Do Instructional Designers in the Social Digital Age need an.

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Do Instructional Designers in the Social Digital Age need an Engineering Background? In fact, instructional designers are wired to think this way.

I want it now – who doesn’t? #LCBQ

Spark Your Interest

Instructional designers are service providers. We talked up performance support a lot. Beefed up our consulting skills so that we could work with our internal clients on performance issues, and help educate them on the range of things that could be driving the behaviour.

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Four Phases of Learning

Dashe & Thomson

Performance: Applying the New Knowledge and Skills. Performance: Applying the New Knowledge and Skills. With immediate application—and the proper coaching and support—learners typically retain 90% of the new knowledge and skills. Performance evaluation and feedback.

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. Instructional Design is the “design” of “instruction.” Instructional Design is not a single skill but a varying degree of many perishable skills.

Addressing On-Demand Learning and Performance Needs #LCBQ | Social.

Dashe & Thomson

The Learning Circuits Big Question for May is: How do we need to change in what we do in order to address learning/performance needs that are on-demand? In my opinion, it’s not that providing on-demand learning and performance solutions is a new idea.

May’s #LCBQ – We all want it now

Spark Your Interest

Yes, operational support should be searchable. Change e-learning Performance Support Howard Rheingold Instructional design LCBQThis month’s question is a flip of last month’s question , both centring on the immediacy aspect of quest for learning.

DevLearn 2011 – Notes from My Presentations

E-learning Uncovered

Tracy Bissette of WeeJeeLearning created and moderated this panel of three instructional designers. This completes the realism of the scenario and gets them familiar with their actual performance support.

e-Learning Programs' Support Services to Learners


The most e-Learning developers focuses on instructional design, curriculum design, project management, etc. However, how do we support our learners before, during, and after an e-Learning course, program, and (or) certificate? By focusing on the support services before the the e-Learning course begin you will attract and prepare the learners. By focusing on the support services during the e-Learning course you will enhance learning.

Top 50 eLearning Posts For 2011

Upside Learning

So we thought it would be interesting take a journey down our blog for some of the most popular and noteworthy posts of 2011. So without much ado, here are Top 50 eLearning Posts of 2011 from our blog as determined by you, our readers. Instructional Design And The Six Thinking Hats.

Instructional Systems Designer Tells Us His Solutions for Retaining Employee Knowledge

Dashe & Thomson

Vincent Flango is a PMI-certified government contracts manager for General Dynamics Information Technology and a senior Instructional Systems Designer. In addition, job aids, continuity books, and even performance support solutions for critical tasks ensure production will not be interrupted if someone leaves. Unfortunately, few organizations understand how to balance production and training, and usually end up short-changing the instructional/non-instructional solutions.

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Are instructional designers doormats?

Making Change

But I like to think that our ignorance gives us a valuable outsider’s perspective that can help our clients improve performance through every means , not just through a course. Get a random instructional design idea.

Front-End Analysis: Improving Performance

Dashe & Thomson

As I am straddling the line between performance improvement and instructional design, I have been mulling over the use of Front-End Analysis and thinking about whether it would apply to the performance problems that we so often see associated with implementing ERP systems.

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?

E-Learning & Instructional Design 101

Rapid eLearning

There’s a lot of debate about instructional design and whether or not you need a formal education to create effective elearning. Today I want to explore some elements of instructional design and why it’s important when building an elearning course. Instructional Design.

Questioning Gagné and Bloom’s Relevance

Experiencing eLearning

I made this comment as part of the interview: It’s easy to get caught up in theories without really looking at whether the research support is there. That post summarized research on what happens when you remove elements of instruction. Instructional Design Research

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Serena Williams and Stepping Back from Your Training Plan

Dashe & Thomson

Dashe & Thomson responded to the RFP but provided an alternative solution: an electronic performance support system (EPSS). The start date was delayed while a new assessment was performed. I am a big tennis fan.

What does an mLearning participant look like?

Integrated Learnings

Just because there is a device available that can support this method of training delivery, does that mean that the learner is a good candidate for this type of learning? Remember, we need to consider our audience and our instructional goals before we consider the technology for delivery. You can read more about this in my post on how technology supports learning. by Dean Hawkinson.

Emphasizing Noteworthy Content in eLearning

Integrated Learnings

We know that we should limit training to “must know” information, eliminating the “nice to know” stuff that does not directly impact learners’ ability to perform the objectives. Below are some ideas for providing this type of support in eLearning. One instructional designer I worked with created a form that prompted learners to record a small number of important points from an entire lesson, which encouraged them to identify a few of the most critical pieces of content.

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

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Brain Rules for Learning: Who Knew? As VP, Instructional Design Services for Dashe & Thomson, Inc.

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