Social Learning Lessons: Tales from 7th Grade Biology

Dashe & Thomson

That being said, we still spend a whole lot of time developing formal classroom or eLearning programs wi th specific objectives and supposedly measurable outcomes. Looking back on the experience almost 30 years later brings to mind several lessons in social learning.

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Instructional Design Lessons from the World of Theatre

Dashe & Thomson

I’d like to share a few of those lessons with you here. Lesson 1 – Active Listening. When you have been designing instructional programs for awhile, it is easy to start making assumptions about your client’s needs.

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Vote for The Best of ELearning 2011 Awards


Are you going to vote for The Best of Elearning 2011 Awards? The end of the nomination period is in August 1st and The Best of Elearning Awards 2011 will be honored at the Enterprise Learning! Conference & Expo on September 27-29, 2011 at the Hilton Anaheim at the Convention Center.

Year in Review: The Worst Employee Training Mistakes of 2011


’” Morell also looks to CEO Sara Sutton Fell who, like Blair, has learned some training lessons through the school of hard knocks. On British site, Kevin Young, MD at SkillSoft, has also selected his top training mistake : generic training programs.

3 E-Learning Lessons Learned on the Road

Rapid eLearning

There’s a lesson here for those of us who build courses. During the jam session, they shared one way they use videos in their training program. It’s a great way to build a motivating and engaging training program. Tidbits: What’s left for 2011.

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Upside Learning

Mobile Trends: The Future Guide To The Best Predictions For 2011. Find the most interesting and relevant trends, anticipations and predictions about the mobile world and how these will affect any web site publisher work in 2011.

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Synchronous Software Scavenger Hunts

Experiencing eLearning

In my current contract, I’ve been working on creating a Moodle site for a year-long training program. Lessons Learned. If I’m doing software application training, doing it as a webinar isn’t really my first choice. I’d rather create a bunch of Captivate tutorials and job aids to let people learn at their own pace, when they need to use the skills. Just-in-time, interactive training that supports or simulates actual tasks is my first choice.

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?

Evaluating Social Learning

Dashe & Thomson

He uses this model to actually build the learning program and then evaluates it by going through these levels in reverse order. Set up a process like a central database that allows the employees to capture “Lessons Learned” so that others may also learn from them when similar problems arise.

The Renewed Importance of EHR Training – Meaningful Use Incentives.

Dashe & Thomson

But here’s the kicker — clinics and practices looking to take advantage of the stimulus program need to show meaningful use of a certified EHR system by 2013.

Ensuring that Change “Sticks”

Dashe & Thomson

They had recruited a group of optimistic, talented people who were invested in making the program a success. But in less than a year, the program had become entirely obsolete. Lessons learned: Change is never over.

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Adobe FrameMaker 10: Auto Spell Check

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

by Barb Binder    I can't tell you how many times my Adobe FrameMaker students ask where the "red squiggles" are when we start the lessons on text editing.

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Learning from The King's Speech | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

In her article* 10 Brainpowered Wonders in the King’s Speech , Dr. Ellen Weber nicely summarizes a few of the lessons this movie teaches us about learning.

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The Lonely eLearner: Creating Social Learning Anchors | Social.

Dashe & Thomson

In my opinion, giving a learner a self-study eLearning program as their only form of training or support is not much different than handing them a manual to read with some exercises. Most recently, Ive been working on training programs for the propane industry.

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In games and learning interfaces, strive for an interactive conversation interface

Kapp Notes

These principles need to be in any software program trying to create the illusion of conversation or interaction with the person sitting in front of the computer.

Standing at the Crossroads – Providing Navigational Clues to Help Learners Find Their Way

Integrated Learnings

Sometimes, learners feel this way during an eLearning lesson. What causes learners to lose their way in lessons? Variance in navigation Most simple lessons are fairly straight-forward with how the navigation works.

eLearning Cyclops: Deconstructing My #DemoFest Course - Part 1

eLearning Cyclops

Sunday, November 13, 2011. During this years DevLearn 2011 conference I won the DemoFest award for the Software Systems Training category. A good place start is to first provide an overview of the course and lessons learned as described in my DemoFest submission below. How many "learners" will benefit from this program or project? What valuable insights, lessons learned, or results did you discover when working with these challenges? ▼ 2011. (23).

What you don’t need to know about SCORM

Integrated Learnings

The SCORM standard provides a run-time Application Programming Interface, or API, for making your content work with an LMS. This was done in the middle of a lengthy lesson so that the learner wouldn’t lose all their work if the system timed out or crashed. by Jonathan Shoaf. The first time I heard the term SCORM was about 10 years ago. I never paid it much attention. I worked in the higher education industry and SCORM just wasn’t a big player there.


Cues that You Need an Image Instead of Text

Integrated Learnings

After drafting a lesson, I've developed the habit of scrolling back through it in search of opportunities to replace text with something more visually appealing (e.g., Even if you don't have image editing tools like SnagIt Editor or Photoshop, you can usually edit basic properties in the programs you use to storyboard an eLearning course. By Shelley A. Gable. We know that meaningful images provide a memorable and efficient way to learn information.

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“There I Was”: Lessons Learned Converting Instructor-Based Pilot Training to Blended Learning by Mike Dickinson

Learning Solutions Magazine

Converting an entire program is far more complex. Converting a single course from instructor-led to a blend of classroom and eLearning can be a challenge. When getting it right can be a matter of life, death, and. national security, the task is mind-boggling.

Serious Games for Healthcare: Looking at the Business Ingredients

Web Courseworks

With the ability to reach masses of people both affordably and effectively, online Adobe Flash programmed games and simulations can provide a unique answer to institutional mission and educational objectives.

Lessons From Netflix’s Difficult Transition

CLO Magazine

As most consumers heard this week, the popular Internet-based movie and television program rental company Netflix has decided to split its DVD-delivery service into another company called Qwikster. At our spring 2011 CLO Symposium , we hosted a keynote speech by authors Bill Jensen and Josh Klein in which they described situations where employees “hack work” in various ways (they also wrote about this in a column for the magazine ).

Why Instructional Designers Should Be Familiar with Flash

Integrated Learnings

by Donna Bryant Why should we instructional designers become familiar with development programs such as Flash? Helps you to know what is possible to do with the program so that you are inspired as you write and design content. How can you apply your knowledge of Flash as you organize and lay out your content for a typical eLearning lesson? Let's say that you are creating an eLearning lesson that covers the latest company marketing slogan.

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Vale Jobs

Clark Quinn

My first job out of college was designing and programming educational computer games. I learned HyperCard (even though I'd moved on from programming), love Keynote, think Pages is *almost* there (the outlining is not quite yet industrial strength), etc. And, that, to me, is a lesson to take away from this.

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Serious Play Conference

Kapp Notes

The Serious Play Conference, taking place August 23-25 at DigiPen Institute of Technology, has announced the International Serious Play Awards , a program to recognize and certify exemplary products for training or learning in the education, corporate, government/military, healthcare and consumer markets. In addition to being eligible for the competition, all titles entered into the 2011 Awards Program will be eligible for Serious Play Certification.

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Upside Learning

There I Was”: Lessons Learned Converting Instructor-based Pilot Training to Blended Learning. Poll Shows Generational Gap in Workplace Training Programs. Digital devices are reshaping our lives and how.

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Using Social Media for Learning: Tools & Practices #BHsocialmedia

Learning Visions

These are my live blogged notes from a webinar presented by Brandon Hall on Wednesday, April 26 2011. (I Video, podcasts, discussion forums, games, mentoring programs (Partner new learners with those already certified). Ann Shea with Quick Lessons [link] Social media tools for learning Risks and concerns: Biggest challenges for orgs – benefits are not clear To start using social media…don’t need to be as big as HP or Chrysler!

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Upside Learning

Learn the eight fundamental characteristics that will give you guaranteed improvement opportunities in your training program. Lessons In Social Learning: What Happens In The Classroom Stays In The Classroom. This time around we focus on the basics – learning and its right mix.

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On-Demand is the Future of Online Learning


People no longer have to watch a program at the exact time it’s aired, since it’s so easy to record it and watch whenever you have the time. People stopped watching TV programs at the scheduled time. There are two key lessons for learning professionals: 1.

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How would you go about converting a face to face course to an eLearning format?


During my MBA program at BGSU I remember Dr. Garcia saying "Cash is the King". Joan T. Cook raised an interesting question at the Instructional Design and eLearning Professionals' Group " How would you go about converting a face to face course to an eLearning format?"

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In Defense of the Term “Gamification” as used by Learning Professionals

Kapp Notes

Many more learning programs should be story based rather than bullet point-based. Feedback: As you mentioned, another element that is important to facilitate learning is to provide frequent opportunities for students to respond during a lesson (Stichter et al, 2009).

A Review of 2011 and the Future of Workplace Learning


” So instead of writing a 2012 prediction post, I decided to review the topics I wrote about in 2011 and rediscover what topics really resonated with people. I wrote about social learning on several occasions in 2011 and received many emails and tweets in response to my posts.

Dev Corner - Software Development Methodology

TechSmith Camtasia

As such, I've worked within a number of different known methodologies: Waterfall, Rapid Application Development (RAD), Rational Unified Process (RUP), Extreme Programming (XP), Scrum and now entering the world of Kanban.

Corporate University Week Opening Keynote: Verizon Wireless & Bellevue U Collaboration

Learning Visions

linking tuition assistance to talent management Professional 12 course program over two years that leads to a bachelor’s degree – focus on retail. It’s funded through Verizon’s LearningLINK program. Business results and lessons learned 1. Measure Study on the PRSM program and the business impact. Verizon is now working with Bellevue on a second program direction at Call Center Operations & Management.

Want Gen Y to Learn Faster? Combine Technology and Teams


Can technology help you put this fact to use in your training program? Subsidized laptops and broadband access in the classroom, as well as teacher training, changed how lessons were run, not just making education more high-tech but also more team-oriented. Lesson learned.

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