9 Ways to Encourage the Adult E-Learners
OCTOBER 4, 2011
Tidbits: Hard to believe we’re in the final stretch of 2011. November 12: Los Angeles, CA (ISPI)—Articulate Workshop. Recently I spent the day at the beach watching people learning to surf. One of the people learning to surf was a blind girl.
ADDIE isn't dead; how can it be?
MARCH 20, 2011
And it's interesting here locally that the March and April ISPI Atlanta and ASTD Atlanta chapter meetings both focus on learning measurement. And the May ISPI Atlanta topic is 'Predictive Evaluation.' By Jay Lambert. There has been a lot of discussion, and an infamous article or two, in our field about the death of the ADDIE model. This came up again in the comments on my recent blog post, Adapting 20th Century Training Models for the Future.
Here’s Why Slide Count is Irrelevant to Your E-Learning Course
NOVEMBER 1, 2011
November 12: Los Angeles, CA (ISPI)—Articulate Workshop. I get a lot of questions about number of slides or screen count per hour of instruction. My answer is that screen count is usually irrelevant. Let me explain. First, to the elearner screen count means nothing.
15 Free Display Graphics to Use with Your E-Learning Courses
SEPTEMBER 20, 2011
If you’d like me to come to your area, the best bet is to connect with a group like your local ISPI or ASTD chapter and have them contact me. November 12: Los Angeles, CA (ISPI)—Articulate Workshop. A lot of rapid elearning content finds its roots in repurposed classroom slides.
Strategies for Optimal SME Engagement
MAY 25, 2011
I recently attended a seminar at the national ISPI conference put on by Darryl Sink of Darryl L Sink & Associates titled, Subject-Matter Experts: Don’t Just Say “Now Spill the Beans.” By Dean Hawkinson. As we all know, subject matter experts (or as we like to call them “SMEs”) are key to what we do as instructional designers or performance consultants. We rely on them to provide insight into our project and to validate what we are writing or creating.
3 Ways to Avoid Common Roadblocks When Building E-Learning Courses
SEPTEMBER 27, 2011
Tidbits: If you’d like me to come to your area, the best bet is to connect with a group like your local ISPI or ASTD chapter and have them contact me. November 12: Los Angeles, CA (ISPI)—Articulate Workshop. Building elearning courses is hard enough.
25 More Free Display Graphics for Your E-Learning Courses
OCTOBER 11, 2011
November 12: Los Angeles, CA (ISPI)—Articulate Workshop. In a previous post, I share 15 free display graphics that are commonly seen in elearning courses. In today’s post, I’m adding a few more. The cool thing is that all of these are created in PowerPoint; so you can learn to build your own.
More Than 30 PowerPoint Tips from the PowerPoint Pros!
AUGUST 16, 2011
November 12: Los Angeles, CA (ISPI)—Articulate Workshop. A lot of rapid elearning hinges on PowerPoint. That means your success building courses is influenced by how well you know PowerPoint. To help you learn more about PowerPoint I pulled together a solid list of PowerPoint resources.
March’s #LCBQ- Assessing Informal Learning – Are you an accountant or financial adviser?
Spark Your Interest
MARCH 8, 2011
As an ISPI groupie, I am very big on conducting a cause analysis and in many ways it would reduce the training (formal, or otherwise) because we could demonstrate that the cause is NOT a skills gap.
Why You Need PowerPoint 2010 for Rapid E-Learning
JULY 12, 2011
November 12: Los Angeles, CA (ISPI)—Articulate Workshop. I get a lot of questions about upgrading to PowerPoint 2010. Most people who ask are still using PowerPoint 2003. Starting with PowerPoint 2007, there are many features that make the rapid elearning process much more efficient.
How Good Graphic Design Helps Build Meaningful E-Learning
JULY 5, 2011
November 12: Los Angeles, CA (ISPI)—Articulate Workshop. Because of my job, I get to look at a lot of elearning courses. One thing common to quite a few is that they lack a graphic design sense and structure. This makes sense on a few fronts.
3 Simple Ways to Measure the Success of Your E-Learning
JULY 19, 2011
November 12: Los Angeles, CA (ISPI)—Articulate Workshop. Whenever I travel I like to spend some time hanging out with blog readers to answer questions. At a recent session someone asked, “How do I measure the success of my elearning?”. That’s kind of a tricky question.
You May Already Own the Tools to Create Simple E-Learning Avatars
JULY 26, 2011
November 12: Los Angeles, CA (ISPI)—Articulate Workshop. The other day I had to re-install the webcam software for my Dell laptop. Usually I don’t install all of the other junk that seems to get bundled with software these days.
Are You Getting the Most Value Out of Your Rapid E-Learning Tools?
OCTOBER 25, 2011
November 12: Los Angeles, CA (ISPI)—Articulate Workshop. PowerPoint’s designed as a presentation tool. While the application is versatile and great for elearning, many people still struggle to get past the PowerPoint look because the features are designed to encourage the use of the templates.
These Simple Tips Will Help You Build the Right E-Learning
SEPTEMBER 13, 2011
November 12: Los Angeles, CA (ISPI)—Articulate Workshop. We’re in the middle of beta testing a new product. It’s an interesting process because I get to see how people approach their projects and the steps they use to solve problems and find solutions.
My evolving learning journey
FEBRUARY 8, 2011
I attended ASTD, eLearning, Online Learning, Elliott Masie’s TechLearn, Training, ISPI (then NSPI), and many others. When I first attended TechKnowledge six or seven years ago, the content was all stuff I’d heard before. I grumbled. Lance Dublin set me straight.
Are You Asking the Right Questions?
AUGUST 30, 2011
November 12: Los Angeles, CA (ISPI)—Articulate Workshop. Many elearning developers are working with limited resources. So any time you can find a free solution, you’ve won. The other day I was playing around with Urtak. The site lets you build simple surveys.
Get an E-Learning Job with these Simple Tips
OCTOBER 18, 2011
November 12: Los Angeles, CA (ISPI)—Articulate Workshop. I’ve been on the road quite a bit this year. One of the most frequent questions I get is how to find an elearning job.
Backchannels – what’s all the fuss, anyway?
SEPTEMBER 21, 2011
I recently attended the International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI) conference in Orlando, Florida. For example, the backchannel for the ISPI conference was #ispi. For example, “#ispi consider using Captivate for eLearning simulations.” Then, anyone can search “#ispi” and locate all of the comments being made on that backchannel. By Dean Hawkinson.
CLO's Top Stories of 2012
There Is No Chalk
DECEMBER 27, 2011
I received ISPI's Performance Digest for the day, and I was struck by the lack of substance. Indeed, a couple of the stories seem to conflict ("Change Management vs. Change Leadership" and "Rise of the Change Manager"), many are the obvious ("The Best Approach to Training", "Stop Long, Boring Staff Training; Start Short, Social Learning Modules"), others are laments ("Intelligence Lost: The. workplace learning and performance wlp instructional systems design HPT HPI
Here’s a Free PowerPoint Template & Laptop Illustration
SEPTEMBER 6, 2011
November 12: Los Angeles, CA (ISPI)—Articulate Workshop. My guess is that some of the most common screen elements in elearning courses are computer monitors. They’re nice to use because contextually they fit elearning. And they’re great for holding the images and multimedia we use.
Twitter Digest for 2011-05-24
MAY 24, 2011
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Front-End Analysis: Improving Performance
JULY 25, 2012
This is the International Society for Performance Improvement’s (ISPI’s) Human Performance Technology (HPT) model, with the front-end analysis component highlighted: CLICK TO ENLARGE. Gamification in Workplace Learning: The Role of Play” (October 20, 2011).
eLearning Conferences 2013
NOVEMBER 13, 2012
Past years eLearning Conferences 2012 , 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. Clayton R.
The Tale of a Job Hunt
MARCH 19, 2012
This is the tale of a job hunt that I began in November, 2011. Oh, I’m quite familiar with ISPI. Questions this time focused on me, and my project experience, but there was little attention to my “out of work” activities (ISPI, etc.). Tweet Meet guest blogger, Marci Paino.