The Big Question

eLearning Cyclops

February's Big Question on the Learning Circuits blog is "What is the impact of the economy on you and your organization? My alternate plan will be freelance e-learning. What are you doing as a result?" Here is my response: I am an e-Learning designer at a bank that is currently being acquired by another larger bank (this is how the economy affected my organization). The acquisition will be complete by June, at which time I will be facing a lay-off.

Reflecting on 2009's Posts - Big Question

eLearning Cyclops

December's Big Question at the Learning Circuits blog is "What did you learn about learning in 2009," but they also suggest looking at your top 2009 posts for "aha moments." Interested in Creating an Alternative Reality Games (ARG) for learning? So, here are my top ten 2009 posts according my blog's best of list found through eLearningLearning. I have simply added my thoughts next to each.


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April Big Question - Content Vendor Value

Tony Karrer

Since I'm likely not going to be blogging for about a week starting Friday, I thought I'd get an early jump on this month's Big Question from LCB - ILT and Off-the-Shelf Vendors - What Should They Do? There's really a lot at stake in this question in that it goes far beyond the question. One of the most important questions is: What's the added value provided by content providers over alternative information sources?

Development Tools I Would Learn If I Were You - June's Big Question

eLearning Cyclops

June's Big Question over at the Learning Circuits blog is regarding tools one should ".learn So back to the big question, I would recommend the following types of tools, and examples where appropriate, that you should ".learn I believe they will still be very present in corporate training in 2015, but will integrate more informal learning tools along with mobile learning, virtual worlds and alternative reality games (ARG).

September Big Question - Where to Work?

The Learning Circuits

This question was sent to me a few weeks ago and I think it's great. The basic question is what are the best places to work. So, this month's big questions is. So, this month, The Big Question is. Please answer this question by posting to your own blog or commenting on this post. Alternatively, feel free to tell us what's good and bad about your current job and what you are considering and why. tag for The Big Question.

The Big Question for November - Future of ISD / ADDIE / HPT?

Tony Karrer

November's Big Question on the Learning Circuits Blog has been posted. The question this month is: Are ISD / ADDIE / HPT relevant in a world of rapid elearning, faster time-to-performance, and informal learning? To me, this is one of the most important questions facing us today. There are some new considerations such as greater audience distribution, less time with learners, alternate information sources, etc.

April Big Question - ILT and Off-the-Shelf Vendors – What Should They Do?

The Learning Circuits

So, this month, The Big Question is. Please answer this question by posting to your own blog or commenting on this post. How can ILT providers integrate alternative delivery methods for live training when their trainer resources are often on the road or "in-class" during business hours? Participating Blogs: The Big Question for April has been closed.

Alternate Career Options for L&D

Learning Cafe

We will also be exploring alternative career options and pathways for L&D professions wanting to branch out into other business areas and industries. Jeevan has explored may alternate career options – HR Manager, PeopleSoft /Oracle Consultant, Business Development, Entrepreneur, Professional Services Manager, Board Member … Big Questions. What alternatives are there to traditional L&D roles? Session Overview.

eLearning Business Alternatives - Good Discussion

Tony Karrer

An interesting conversation is starting around this month's big question - ILT and Off-the-Shelf Vendors - What Should They Do? Tom Haskins is telling us that we had better: Leave a clean corpse Now that I have pictured ILT and Off-the-Shelf Vendors as obsolete, the question remains how long their customers will pretend the world has not already changed this dramatically. So, what do you do to take advantage of a move to alternatives?

2009 Top Posts and Topics: Kapp Notes

Kapp Notes

The ASTD Big question this month is an annual question: What did you learn about learning in 2009? So one of the tasks I will do to answer this question is to see what posts were the Best of 2009 from several different sources. Alternatives to Second Life (continued, again). Tags: ASTD Big Question First from eLearning Learning , Here are my top posts. Online Games for Teaching Business Concepts and Ideas.

Design Principles for UnConference – Alternate Reality

Learning Cafe

However after a few years I felt the need to have deeper discussions with like-minded professionals on some of the big questions facing our profession. However I digress but the point is I did not come across many forums where practising L&D professionals had an opportunity to discuss these big issues and questions. Big questions and contemporary topics - Topics are contemporary and discuss some big questions.

Help, I have an Instructional Design Master's Degree and I Can't Create E-Learning

Kapp Notes

This month's ASTD Big Question relates to a person who graduated from a theory-only program in Instructional Design and was not provided with the experience of actually creating instruction using any of the latest tools. So the question is: What advice would you give to someone who has no experience with e-learning development tools? Alternatively.

US Economy and e-Learning in 2008


Here are my views in response to January’s Big Question from ASTD -. My trend predictions therefore are in the form of questions that we have to collectively answer in near future and are presented under two scenarios:-. However, I have strong views that e-Learning in relative terms is likely to benefit from recessionary conditions as it is a proven cost friendly alternative to a traditional class room. Big Question Research

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Alternative and Activist Search Engines

Mark Oehlert

wisdom » June 22, 2007 Alternative and Activist Search Engines So a post here lays out what it would be like to live for a day without using Google for searching. The value is that it lists 100+ alternative search engines that you may not even be aware of. e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Video Killed the Radio Star but What About the Instructional Designer? Main | Avanoo.a new twist on surveys and collective (or collected?)

Game Based Learning 2010 – Recap: Day 1

Upside Learning

They have done some truly brilliant work on Little Big Planet for Sony. Jenny Hyatt spoke about the Big White Wall which helps people under stress by letting them anonymously share their problems. I am really excited about the Augmented and Alternate Reality games and decided to join the next session on ARGs. Related posts: Our Favorite Game Design Blogs eLearning: Top Posts of 2009 – Upside Learning Blog The Big Question – What I Learned About Learning in 2009.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: My Objection to Learning Objectives

Learning Visions

Thursday, December 20, 2007 My Objection to Learning Objectives After reading this post, you will be able to: Explain two of the reasons why Cammy Bean doesnt like learning objectives Explain your own view of learning objectives Develop an alternative approach to listing learning objectives in your next eLearning course Introduction I hate writing learning objectives. Have you experimented with alternatives to listing out learning objectives?

Collaborative Learning in Spite of Organizational Walls – June #LCBQ

Dashe & Thomson

That’s the Learning Circuits Big Question for the month of June. I’ve thought about this question off and on for about a week now, and it is time to put pen to paper, or rather hands to keyboard. As I considered this question, my thoughts kept returning to two of my long-term clients. The other is a national organization that promotes the safe distribution and use of a popular and versatile alternative fuel.

7 steps to getting started with microlearning


But, in my experience, there’s typically one BIG barrier in the way when you want to change the way you train employees: school. 1 – Ask the BIG question. This one question can kickstart your transformation by highlighting the poor connection between your training efforts and the needs of the business. Ask this question of your peers and managers. Rather than just arguing that a new way is better, provide your stakeholders with alternatives.

Gamification in Workplace Learning: The Role of Play

Dashe & Thomson

This month, the Learning Circuits Blog is back with its first “real” big question since Tony Karrer took a break from managing the blog. Mr. Betts is the Managing Director for HT2 and his big question for this month is “Does Gamification Have a Role in Workplace Learning?” ” I’ve been thinking about this question since it was posted a couple of weeks ago.

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Book review: Leaving ADDIE for SAM: will agile eLearning development become mainstream?

Challenge to Learn

Michael and Richard present us an agile alternative for ADDIE: SAM (Successive Approximation Model). A post that I wrote for the ASTD’s big question blog on agile development. I have read the book from Michael Allen ( and Richard Sites) with a lot of interest and it is a book that I can recommend to read, it does explain the why and the how of the approach and it contains a lot of practical stuff like examples and check list that will help you get started.


Corporate Training Trends – Sharing experiences, Shared Learning


The power and reach of social interactions for learning cannot be overlooked, but the big question is: Is there a way to structure it better to enhance the learning experience? Or alternatively, the learner can actually demonstrate a skill or technique and share it with his peers. There is no doubt that Corporate Learning has a strong social element to it.

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Hiring Design Agency VS Hiring Freelance Graphic Designer: What Should You Choose

Your Training Edge

In this case, a graphic designer’s professional limitations could become a big obstacle. Working as a team, agency professional can brainstorm various ideas and find alternative solutions for your business. In such situations, agencies can adapt quickly and offer alternative solutions to the problem because they have enormous experience with similar projects.

Interesting Distribute Publishing Model and Open Source

Tony Karrer

Each post will have comments, questions, etc. I'm curious if people have thoughts on whether this model might be an interesting alternative to the LCB Big Question (via Stephen Downes ) Impact of Open Source Software on Education, Series Launch is interesting both because of the publishing model and because of the content. The publishing model is something we might want to consider at LCB.

Will Crypto-Currencies replace Cash?

Your Training Edge

In view of such cases, now occurring frequently, the question whether the crypto currency is going to replace cash, has become a big questions. What would be the impacts and how it is going to affect the financial sector in particular, are other after-questions. Bitcoin, in case if you have been in touch to our posts in last few weeks, is an alternate money system having no physical currency.

Diversity and Inclusion in Video & Workplace Media

TechSmith Camtasia

Your video and workplace media can have a big impact on users, but is it affecting everyone in the same way? It’s about questioning whether people can be themselves fully in a space or if they have to adapt in order to fit in.

How Your Small Business Can Benefit from E-Learning


The big question is how. Before getting into that question, let’s first look at why you should focus on e-learning. E-learning modules are much more accessible, they are easier to use, and they are easier to update than alternatives such as manuals or reference files.

Choosing Mobile Learning Solutions Using Standards

JCA Solutions

The Big Question. The big challenge is answering the question, “ Does learning occur if no one recorded it? In addition, most of the authoring tools that produced Flash content, like Captivate and Storyline, now produce HTML5 content as an alternative. One of the big challenges is that you can’t always depend on mobile devices having continuous internet connection. Another alternative would be performance tracking or real time evaluation tool.

How to Start an Online Consultation Marketplace Business


A consultant may be as big as McKinsey & Company, which is a global management consulting firm, or it could be as small as an SEO service company. Now the big question is how to build an online consulting business solution and how much does it cost to start a consulting business online?

SCORM Implementation For Blackberry

Upside Learning

Alternatively, you can use Eclipse to build the solution. Related posts: SCORM Implementation For Mobile Devices Eight Tips for LMS Implementation The Big Question – What I Learned About Learning in 2009. Since my post on SCORM Implementation for Mobile Devices , I have wanted to write a specific post on offline SCORM implementation for Blackberry, which is still the most widely used mobile device in enterprise and business domains.


Who's Responsible for This?

Kapp Notes

ASTD's Big Question this month (March) is actually two questions and since I helped Tony Karrer tweak the question a bit, I feel I must offer some type of answer (plus I aways enjoy the discussion around the Big Question.) So, here is the big question for this month: Do educational institutions and corporate learning & development departments have responsibility for supporting Long Tail Learning? Is all non-referred research questionable?

Microlearning Solves Real-world L&D Problems: 4 Use Cases


It’s a big question, so to help, let’s look at some examples. Alternatively, learners can choose the courses they will complete from a collection of bite-sized parcels, based on their own self-assessment.

How to Make a Lead Quiz Marketing Funnel


So, the big question here is-. Now, that the leads are well aware of your offers, they might have a few questions in their minds about making the investment in your offer. So, the leads might want to reach out to your customer care service to get such questions answered.

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Presenting in a networked age

Clark Quinn

The Learning Circuit’s Big Question this month has to do with the increasing prevalence of internet access during presentations. The context is that during presentations it’s certainly possible that your audience is multi-tasking, and the question is; what are the implications? Alternatively, they can be doing other things, like checking email, surfing the web, or other, unrelated, activities. I monitor it, and use it to ask questions.

Reality Meets VR, AR, and New Learning Technologies

JCA Solutions

The question is, are you? So cost is likely a big factor. In addition, AR doesn’t create an alternative reality like VR does. Ask Questions. Some questions to start you out. The big question to ask is how this fits into our current learning plans. New Learning Technologies Offer Powerful Advantages. Your learners are ready for the benefits of Virtual Reality , Augmented Reality , and other new learning technologies in their learning.

DevCorner: The Keyboard Layout Less Traveled

TechSmith Camtasia

Its inventors also took into account the juxtaposition of letters in English words so that you end up alternating hands quite frequently, which ought to increase typing speed. ” So, the big question: Was it worth it? DevCorner is where we talk about all things software development-related from inside TechSmith.

Seven Things I Learned This Year

Tony Karrer

And every year I use this as a Big Question – see: Learning 2010. I’d ask questions and edit it. And a big part of the problem is just how many there are and how fast they change. Flash may Die and HTML 5 is Going to be Big 2010 opened my eyes are Flash and HTML 5. This, of course, means some really big changes for authoring tools in the industry.

Top 50 Posts on Working Smarter for May 2011

Jay Cross

A big question - David Weinberger , May 1, 2011. Alternate Pedagogies and Experiences - Clark Quinn , May 18, 2011. How social media and big data will unleash what we know - Dion Hinchcliffe , May 12, 2011. 10 mobile questions - Clark Quinn , May 17, 2011. Big Data and The Benefits From The Bubble - Andy McAfee , May 11, 2011. Best of Working Smarter Daily. May 1, 2011 to May 31, 2011.