eLearning Conferences 2013

Tony Karrer

link] January 2013 January 2-5, 2013 The Association for Science Education Annual Conference, University of Reading, Berkshire, UK. link] January 3-4, 2013 New Presidents Program, sponsored by the Council of Independent Colleges, Palm Harbor, Florida, USA. Clayton R.

Gamification of Learning and Instruction Theory Into Practice Blog Tour

Kapp Notes

We are starting it today as ASTD and I kick-off a 10+ stop blog book tour for the ASTD co-published book The Gamification of Learning and Instruction Fieldbook: Theory into Practice. I am kicking off another blog book tour and am excited to be able to “go” on another tour.

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Learning theories for the digital age

Learning with e's

I pointed out recently that many of the older theories of pedagogy were formulated in a pre-digital age. I blogged about some of the new theories that seem appropriate as explanatory frameworks for learning in a digital age. Is it now time for these new theories to replace the old ones?

Learning Theories

Learning Visions

The amazing Jane Bozarth (@janebozarth) shared this today and it looks like a great resource if you''re looking to learn more about learning theories. What are the established learning theories With hyperlinks galore, you can drill down to learn about Vygotsky (and possibly even how to say it!), scaffolding, experiential learning and more.

Using Fantasy in Instructional #Games

Kapp Notes

1981) Toward a theory of intrinsically motivating instruction. 1997) Learning and Instruction: Theory into Practice. Retrieved January 16, 2013 from ADL Web Site.

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8 Steps for an Awesome eLearning Storyboard

eLearning Brothers

To deliver effective eLearning content for your audience to easily apply, consider using these popular design theories: • ADDIE • Knirk and Gustafson •SAM • The Action Mapping Process • Gagne’s 9 Principles.

The equation for change

E-Learning Provocateur

So the practical message I draw from the theory of technological determinism is that to change your society – be it a classroom, an organisation, or even a country – there’s no point implementing a technology just for the sake of it. Guns don’t kill people. People do.

The equation for change

E-Learning Provocateur

So the practical message I draw from the theory of technological determinism is that to change your society – be it a classroom, an organisation, or even a country – there’s no point implementing a technology just for the sake of it. Guns don’t kill people. People do.

10 hot tips for moocers

E-Learning Provocateur

You are given a tonne of readings, and the most instruction you can hope to extract from the professors is “read this” The theory is that the students will collaborate with one another, share their diverse experiences, and contribute to robust conversations.

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Flipped Classrooms in Corporate Learning: Concept or reality?


With the flipped classroom model, the theory part of the training can be shared online while a follow-up classroom session can deal with queries and practical aspects of the training. The ways of Training and Learning in the corporate space are changing.

Learning Cafe Workplace Trends Forum – Looking back at 2013. What is coming in 2014

Learning Cafe

Thursday, December 12, 2013 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM AEDT. Our final online panel discussion for 2013 and it is not be missed. Business drivers for Learning in 2013. Corporate L&D trends in 2013. The post Learning Cafe Workplace Trends Forum – Looking back at 2013.

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Karl Kapp’s New Gamification Fieldbook for Learning Professionals

Bottom-Line Performance

I was a regular on the L&D conference circuit in 2013, starting at DevLearn in October 2012 (when I first met Karl Kapp) and continuing onwards to DevLearn 2013. Late 2012 and early 2013 were about research and theory.

Guide to Online Course Design [INFOGRAPHIC]


These theories can range from actionable steps to philosophical diatribes, both of which provide their use, but equally are confusing as to where to begin.

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MOOCs: Where We’ve Been, Where We Are, and Where We’re Headed

Your Training Edge

The theory behind this initial MOOC viewed knowledge as distributed and education as a process of building personal learning networks. Copyright 2013 Bryant Nielson.

Is all learning social?

Learning with e's

This of course is a profound question, and one which demands some good theory and reflection. One theory that has emerged from the social constructivist school, Activity Theory , suggests that all learning is shaped and motivated by social influences (Engeström et al , 1999).

A Counterpoint to Ruth Clark’s “Why Games Don’t Teach”

Bottom-Line Performance

Van Sickle, in Theory and Research in Social Education, vol 14, no. In February’s Learning Solutions magazine, Dr. Ruth Clark started quite a buzz. She wrote an article with the provocative title, “Why Games Don’t Teach.”

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Big Data: A Game Changer For E-Learning


In short, Big Data can help us understand the real behavior patterns of our learners more effectively than traditional beliefs and theories on learner behavior. Introduction.

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12 Must-Know Learning Industry Sites


Edudemic – If you have an interest in how technology and new theories impact learning in the K-12 space, then this is a must have on your visit list.

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Learning Styles are a Myth [INFOGRAPHIC]


As such, today’s post includes an infographic that supports the theory that learning styles are essentially a myth. Sure, if you are in the pro learning theory camp, then your courses may be driven by the way learning theories conceptualize knowledge comprehension.

Google Course Builder: Initial Review


There is a lot to be said about user experience, and the setup that is currently offered by the out-of-box Google Course Builder program is about 10 years behind modern design theory.

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Resolve to Try Something New in eLearning in 2013

Integrated Learnings

Gable In perusing the blogosphere, Twitter , and Facebook at the turn of the new year, I noticed several expressions of relief that the world has not ended and resolutions to make 2013 the best year yet. The following posts can help you brush up on principles of learning psychology: Designing eLearning for Schema Theory. What are your professional development goals for 2013? By Shelley A.

10 resources I enjoyed in February 2013

Jane Hart

Although I tweet links to interesting resources as I find them, and collate them in my 2013 Reading List , the important thing for me about curation is also taking some time to analyse what I’ve found to try and make sense of it all, and consider how it adds to my own thinking and practice.

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The Other Side of Simulation: Gamification is Everything!

Your Training Edge

Elements of game theory incorporated within the simulation design are for sure a big win in my mind. Copyright 2013 Bryant Nielson.

Digital me, digital you

Learning with e's

pedagogies Technology literacies education University of Reading learning Activity Theory digital identity Increasingly many of us are spending more of our time online, creating, repurposing and sharing content, searching and consuming content and communicating with others.

The cognitive power of error

Clive on Learning

This week I chaired three very enjoyable sessions at Learning Technologies 2013. These were with cognitive neuroscientist Dr Itiel Dror talking about memory, Professor Stephen Heppell , discussing lifelong learning, and Associate Professor of Learning Technology Steve Wheeler , sharing his vision for future technologies. I like chairing sessions because they give me the chance to really immerse myself in the subjects, without any distractions for an hour at a time.

MOOC – Setup for Failure?

eLearning 24-7

Instructors (or professors or whomever) engage (at least in theory) with learners at some level – either via a discussion board, forum, chats, e-mail, etc. Why do we follow an approach that has existed since the days of school house, especially in 2013? Small group communication theory shows that you will always end up with one leader and then followers. Theory on the other hand, is theory.

Face time

E-Learning Provocateur

blended learning instructional design asynchronous conversation discussion face-to-face Helen Blunden human interaction isolation meetups online learning P2P peer-to-peer semi-synchronous social social presence social presence theory student synchronous


5 Ways to Make Your Learning Stick


There have been many theories on how to get learning to stick, all of which are valid enough in their own way. As many instructional designers know, there are countless hours put into making a well made elearning course.

Using Game Design To Create Accomplishment Based Learning, Julie Dirksen #astdtk13 @usablelearning

Learning Visions

I'm at the ASTD Tech Knowledge 2013 Conference in San Jose, California. Raph Koster -- "in games learning is the drug" in A Theory of Fun. Kineo. Normal. false. false. false. EN-US. X-NONE. These are my liveblogged notes from a concurrent session with Julie Dirksen.

Praxis makes perfect

Learning with e's

My explanation is that praxis is at the nexus - the overlap - between theory and practice. Praxis is the essence of what happens when theory is applied to practice, and can be simplified in this Venn diagram. Theory without action is just theory. Today we discussed praxis.

Why Instructional Theory Must be Married to New Technology

Training Industry

There is no shortage of optimism among learning professionals about the positive impact that today's new technologies are having on the learning and development profession. Chris Pirie, chairman of the ASTD Board of Directors, asserts that now is probably the best time to be a learning and development stakeholder.

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How to Start Selling Your ELearning Courses


For starters, it will force you to organize your thoughts and to refine your theories. Many instructional designers get immense satisfaction when they finish an elearning course.

Training: Spaced Learning

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

This learning theory doesn't give specifics on how long is too. According to the Spaced Learning theory, information moves into long-term memory. by AJ George  Do you have a large. amount of information you'd like to teach quickly and effectively? While most trainers would agree that it's not a good idea to teach lots of. information over a short amount of time, one learning method suggests. the opposite.

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Gamification Mechanics vs. Gamification Dynamics

Your Training Edge

6) Cascading Information Theory. Copyright 2013 Bryant Nielson. Since the introduction of Gamification a few years back some have begun to define the difference between Gamification Mechanics versus Gamification Dynamics.

Learners as producers

Learning with e's

Teacher roles have been moving from didactic to facilitative roles ever since constructivist theories started to enter into teacher training curricula. For the longest time teachers and lecturers have held the monopoly on the production of academic content.

What Can You Expect in 2013?

CLO Magazine

Several trends will drive performance and development in 2013, and learning leaders will need to strategize for mobility. The video trend will continue in 2013 as video is embedded into Web courses, attached to learning databases and appears on self-generated YouTube sites, Skype and video-enabled webcasting. In his activity-based curriculum design theory, “the activities are not the nice to haves, they are the crux of it all.”

Book Review: The First 20 Hours – How To Learn Anything

Dashe & Thomson

Learning Style Theory How hard is it to learn a new skill? As the world becomes more complex with fewer people performing the same job their entire life, this is a very important question. Even if you have the same job, it’s likely the skills required to perform that job will change as [.] The post Book Review: The First 20 Hours – How To Learn Anything appeared first on Social Learning Blog.

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