eLearning Book Review: The Accidental Instructional Designer

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Instructional designers and eLearning managers can learn something from Cammy Bean’s book. Cammy’s message fit well with the theme of her new book, The Accidental Instructional Designer: Learning Design for the Digital Age , which is an important read for both managers and instructional designers alike. The accidental aspect of our careers is symbolic of the life-long learning journey most adults should ready themselves for.

Discussing the ASTD Handbook, eLearning, and Published Expertise with Elaine Biech

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It is critical that we remember the foundation on which we base our assumptions in learning and development. However , even more important, if your audience is in the T&D arena I hope they would also be interested in topics such as “The Value of Experiential Learning” by Bob Lucas and Kris Zilliox or “The Importance of Measuring Results and Impact” by Rob Brinkerhoff. We have topics without authors so requesting Cal Wick to write about transfer of learning makes sense.

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Back To Basics: Instructional Design Terminology

Obsidian Learning

ADDIE: A conceptual and iterative application model for instructional systems design; the components include: Analysis, Design, Development, Implementation, and Evaluation. Analysis: First phase of ADDIE. Blended Learning: Also referred to as hybrid learning. Cognitive Strategies: Specific methods used to solve problems, including reasoning, planning, rehearsal of newly learned information, and relating newly-learned information to existing knowledge.

The Mobile eLearning Express: A Brief History of Distance Courses

eLearning Brothers

Distance education programs did get their start relying on mail correspondence and still do today, for example, in rural Alaska and Australia. The flexibility of accessing an entire course from a small and lightweight wireless device makes mobile learning the current education frontier. It is a very exciting time for online course developers as upgrades, new devices, new software, apps, and WiFi hotspots can now break course design out the legacy learning management system box.

7 questions from the University of Wisconsin-Stout ID Program

Clark Quinn

Here’re the questions and my answers as presented to the students: Learning Design Evangelist Clark Quinn Answers Questions. Clark: Several: The first is folks who only know the surface level of ID, not understanding the nuances of the components of learning (examples, concepts, etc), and consequently creating ineffective designs without even being aware. Do you foresee a future where higher education is delivered primarily through distance learning?

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

eFront

Several professionals in the Learning industry want to convert their f2f courses into an eLearning format. They believe that by simply moving their content such as PowerPoint presentations, videos, audios, and documents to a Learning Management System that they have converted their face to face courses to an eLearning format. Asynchronous Learning : Learning in which interaction between instructors and students occurs intermittently with a time delay. Joan T.

Preference of E-Learning – Structured or not?

eLearning 24-7

Micro-learning started as a buzz word and noted as such, in this blog and in a variety of other sites too. No one, ever went into angst mode of the term of micro-learning, even though anyone who has been involved with e-learning since 1998, knew that micro wasn’t new, nor any radical approach to learning, it just was short. So back then, we refererred to short content as short, or bytes of learning or nuggets. Mobile Learning? Social Learning?

Top 113 eLearning Posts and 28 Hottest Topics for 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

Twitter for Learning – 55 Great Articles - eLearning Technology , March 24, 2010. 10 Ways To Learn In 2010 - The eLearning Coach , January 3, 2010. Social Learning Strategies Checklist - Social Enterprise Blog , January 11, 2010. Four roles for social media in workplace learning - Clive on Learning , September 28, 2010. Performance Learning Productivity , May 28, 2010. Taxonomy of Learning Theories - E-Learning Provocateur , January 12, 2010.

Top 68 eLearning Posts from April - Hot Topics iPad Google Buzz

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Best of eLearning Learning. Key Social Learning Roles - Daretoshare , April 4, 2010 Premise : Learning communities or networks thrive because its members possess certain skills and capabilities. The road ahead : I am presently developing detailed role descriptions, community guidelines, role assessment tools, and the identification of appropriate learning products and offerings. Can You Learn from a Recording? How useful is strategic planning for e-learning?

63 Great eLearning Posts and Hottest Topics for November 2010

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Understanding the Tools of the Social Learning Landscape - Free as in Freedom , November 2, 2010I am with Mark Oelhert this morning in his all day workshop about the tools of the Social Learning Landscape. Are apps the future of e-learning? Principles for Effectively Designing a 3D Learning Environment. few concepts have longevity such as “how effective is technology enhanced learning when contrasted with traditional classrooms?&#. Mobile Learning.