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. I remember being nervous on the first day of Junior High back in 1980 something. It was a new school with new teachers, new classmates, new everything.

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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. Lesson 2 – Don’t leave any fingerprints. Rather, this lesson has taught me that good directors and good instructional designers do not insist on keeping something in a project just because they like it.

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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. Awards program formalizes this process by publishing the recommendations of e-learning users and honoring “Best-in-Class” solutions."

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. The assumption that organizations haven’t already adopted a tailored training program is more than worrying.

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. I’m coming off of back-to-back-to-back conference sessions and elearning workshops. While the travel gets old, I really enjoy getting to connect with so many of the blog readers.

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.

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. The Training Department designs a central “Lessons Learned” database, establishes social media to connect the people within the organization, and determines the appropriate measurement to be counting the number of problems/mistakes in the project reports each month to see if they improve. Upload the captured “Lessons Learned” to a wiki.

Lesson from News Corp.: Update and Enforce Compliance and Ethics Training


My preference is in person or online programs that present employees with plenty of scenarios describing situations that might tempt an individual to cross the line. So dust off the ethics/compliance policy, make certain it is up to date and plan for training, before the end of 2011. > Headline news scandals that include preventable employee behavior — case in point, News Corporation — are always helpful for justifying training budgets.

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. December 2011 November 27-December 1, 2011 Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE): Reaching Across Boundaries, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. link] December 5-6, 2011 Managing Quality Teaching in Higher Education , Mexicali, Mexico.

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.


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).

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. But once they implemented the program, they never revisited it to find out what was working or what improvements could be made. Lessons learned: Change is never over. My first foray into the world of training happened about 12 years ago.

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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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The Renewed Importance of EHR Training – Meaningful Use Incentives.

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS The Renewed Importance of EHR Training – Meaningful Use Incentives by Jim on March 3, 2011 in EHR Training Since the beginning of last year’s health care debate, we’ve all been hearing a lot about Electronic Health Records (EHR), and the promise they hold for saving money and improving patient outcomes.

Learning from The King's Speech | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Learning from The King’s Speech by Jolene on February 26, 2011 in Informal Learning , Instructional Design , Training Development , eLearning , social learning With the Academy Awards coming up, one of the most talked about movies this month must be The King’s Speech, which I finally saw this weekend.

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The Lonely eLearner: Creating Social Learning Anchors | Social.

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS The Lonely eLearner: Creating Social Learning Anchors by Andrea on March 9, 2011 in LMS (Learning Management System) , blended learning , eLearning , feedback , social learning The other day, I ran across Clive Shepherd’s recent blog post The New Social Learning – a review and I was struck by an observation he made there.

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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.   Even though FrameMaker was initially conceived as a 3-in-1 program (word processor, illustration and page layout), let's face it, most people use FrameMaker because it excels in technical document layout, but FrameMaker does not excel in word processing or illustrating.

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

Kapp Notes

They report; in a set of five experimental studies involving a computer-based educational game on botany and multimedia lesson on lightning formation, researchers (Moreno and Mayer, 2000) compared versions in which the words were in formal style with version in which the words were in conversational style where the content was presented in a personalized way so it seemed as if the computer was talking directly to the learner rather and formal third-person language.

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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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. You have forward and back buttons for page-to-page, linear navigation, and usually a home button to go back to the beginning of a lesson. Check out Dean’s post (dated March 6, 2011) Publishing in Adobe Presenter for some ideas.

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.

“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. Here is a story that contains a lot of wisdom for designers! Blended Design Strategies Instructional Design

Making Learning Evaluation Work – Lessons from Marketing- Observations from the Webinar

Learning Cafe

Did we have some good discussion during the webinar on “Making Learning Evaluation Work – Lessons from Marketing & Elsewhere” ! Learning evaluation works best when it is planned and executed from the very beginning of a program and worked into the relevant touch-points. As expected we did not find any silver bullets and probably raised more questions than we answered. There was general agreement that learning evaluation could be better despite the challenges.

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!

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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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).

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. With an average of ten health lessons per subject, the Children’s Health Education Center will provide around 400,000 educational sessions this academic year, alone.

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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.

12 Top Learning, Technology & Media Links: Weekly Digest – 26

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. These devices, with their immense potential to enhance learning, are on the cusp of something profound; be it in the classrooms or the boardrooms. More on this below. Also, learn about some interesting tidbits on blended learning and content authoring.

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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 ).

How Are Online Education Programs Helping Universities? 

Hurix Digital

This is where Online Education Programs come into the picture. In such a scenario, it becomes extremely important to understand how different academic institutions like schools, colleges and universities can reap great benefits by offering a wide variety of immersive, engaging and student-oriented, online education programs. However, online education programs can help universities solve any such issues of inclusivity and access immediately.

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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. According to a May 2011 survey by the Nielson Company, about 37% of mobile consumers have a smartphone, with a majority of these individuals using either an Android or an Apple model. This time around we focus on the basics – learning and its right mix.

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Ten Lessons Over Ten Years

Janet Clarey

In 2011 I became more business-focused. In 2010 I left my PhD program. In 2004 I invested in my future by enrolling in a master’s program in instructional design. I was in San Francisco in 2003 at a conference that was held at the same time as The eLearning Guild’s “Annual Conference.”

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. I learned more about that car by watching the characters program the GPS or fiddle with the bumper’s sensors than I could by watching a traditional commercial or even test-driving it. There are two key lessons for learning professionals: 1.

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". Interaction between L2C Flashcards RSS YouTube video Add Blocks FAQ Interaction between L2I Lesson Quiz (Test) Project Conference (video chat) Quick email Interaction between L2L(s) Chat Forum Blog Wiki Glossary Technology is the median and you should definitely do your own research to find the most appropriate educational technology that you will help you achieve your outcomes. Joan T.

eLearning Cyclops: Signs of Being in e-Learning Hell #eLearningHell

eLearning Cyclops

Sunday, February 20, 2011. 23 comments: Dave Ferguson February 21, 2011 2:12 AM It was a while back, but one line system I worked with had a feature to collect comments from students. " Reply Delete Kevin Thorn February 21, 2011 2:43 AM These are classic, Jeff! Reply Delete Tweets that mention Signs of Being in e-Learning Hell #eLearningHell | MinuteBio -- February 21, 2011 4:35 AM [.] Rather, the coded, working lesson is typically seen as the prototype.

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. This would likely result in a team investing energy in re-creating the lessons learned that others have endured. For this week's Dev Corner, Randall Brown and Jared Wein caught up with Tricia Broderick, TechSmith's Director of Development.

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. Lessons in social learning: What happens on the classroom stays in the classroom. Practical ways to design social media into your training programs.

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. Everyone agrees that Gen Y loves teamwork. After a youth filled with the collaboration and interaction on everything from Facebook to World of Warcraft, Gen Y likes teamwork. Who says?

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Managers: How To Know When You Need to Add Training


Over the next hour we chatted about her small retail business and about her need to migrate an existing manager-led training program to online training as a way to lower employee on-boarding costs and increase efficiency. As a practical follow-up to the book, you can also download “ Switch Your Organization &# a free workbook developed by the authors based on the lessons from their book.