Megatrends in MOOCs: #11 Alternative Credentials

Your Training Edge

One of the biggest opportunities for MOOCs and other digital learning environments has been in the development of alternative credentials, which may turn out to be even better than traditional degrees at highlighting one’s knowledge and skills. Why do we need alternative credentials? To solve this problem, alternative credentials are being developed that are more closely tied to specific knowledge and demonstrable skills. What alternative credentials are available?

Alternate Pedagogies and Experiences

Clark Quinn

Problem-based. The approach I typically refer to as the problem-based approach (similar approaches are seen in case-based, project-based, and service learning) essentially puts the problem, an overarching practice, first.

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ADOBE CAPTIVATE 2019: An Alternative to Rollover Captions and ?Rollover Images

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

The problem is that while I love them, HTML5 does not. I have always loved using rollover captions and rollover images in my Adobe Captivate projects.

12 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Authoring Tool

Content New Value @gomolearning A common problem for organizations who. are switching between devices, alternating between. problems for you further down the line. solved major L&D problems by switching their model to one that. 12 Ways to Get the Most.

Personalized Learning: Overcoming Engagement Problems

InSync Training

Participants learned about overcoming Learning and Development’s engagement problem, why existing solutions don’t work, and an alternate approach. BYTE Session Recap. Cheryl Lasse, Managing Partner of SkillDirector, joined the ranks of our guest BYTE series presenters on April 5. This post shares highlights from Cheryl’s session, including two daunting L&D trends, and a step-by-step guide to implementing personalized learning. Engagement BYTE

Problem based learning

Learning with 'e's

A slight correction here: During my webinar I mentioned PBL in the context of Problem Based Learning and offered an example of how I had used it online with Masters students. One of the examples I mentioned required Masters students to solve an ill-structured problem (where some of the parameters are missing) by examining a problem space , discover appropriate reading and research around the theme, and then formulate a solution.

JavaScript Motion Effect Problem

Adobe Captivate

Through troubleshooting one problem, I learned that this will move my object off the screen, and then it slide back to it’s original position. Here the problem I’m having…select the button the first time and everything works fine. Now, if I alternate between selecting button One and Two everything seems to work fine… but if I select either button more than once in a row things break… but, they are fixed if I then select the other button.

ALTernate reality

Learning with e's

This year's Association for Learning Technologies Annual Conference alternated between highs and lows, controversy and comfort. ALTernate reality by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0

Weekly Coaching Tips: Stop Trying to Fix Everyone Else’s Problems


Do you tend to jump into “fixing” everyone else’s problems before you even think about it? Exploring alternative ways to approach the situation. The post Weekly Coaching Tips: Stop Trying to Fix Everyone Else’s Problems appeared first on Cylient.

Tackling Wicked Problems Using an Iterative Approach

ID Reflections

Some problems are so complex that you have to be highly intelligent and well-informed just to be undecided about them. Peter Recently, while doing a keyword search for complexity , I stumbled across an article called Wicked Problems.

There’s an Alternative to Leadership Development

CLO Magazine

But there’s an alternative. Action learning with a trained coach is a cost-effective approach that enables leaders to develop capabilities while working to solve urgent organizational or social problems. Skills learned are learned while working on real organizational problems — making it easy to see how they translate back in the office. This From the Vault article was originally published in July 2016 on

Alternatives to Second Life

Kapp Notes

Here is a list of alternatives to Second Life. Qwaq Forums enable an organization to create a virtual operations center in which sensitive and confidential information is developed, discussed, and used to make decisions and solve problems, create a space to manage projects, facilitate meetings, conduct corporate training or establish a virtual office. Forterra Systems Inc.

There’s an Alternative to Leadership Development

CLO Magazine

But there’s an alternative. Action learning with a trained coach is a cost-effective approach that enables leaders to develop capabilities while working to solve urgent organizational or social problems. Skills learned are learned while working on real organizational problems — making it easy to see how they translate back in the office. Organizations worldwide have to develop their leaders with less time and money, and it’s not easy.

Using Morphological Analysis to Solve Complex eLearning Problems

Web Courseworks

As an eLearning manager, you are required to confront and resolve complex problems on a daily basis. In other words, you need to develop ways to take common questions and reinvent your problem-solving approach for every next project. Problem Redefinition – Take the initial statement of the problem and attempt to identify any biases or pre-conceptions that may distract you from the true issue.

How to Build An Alternative Career in Education

Enable Education

In this article, we’ll explore 8 alternative teaching jobs outside the traditional classroom. Many schools have guidance counsellors that help with career choices as well as any personal problems a student might be having. The post How to Build An Alternative Career in Education appeared first on Enable Education. Use your passion for teaching (without being a classroom teacher).

Using video as an alternative to create learning content


People like watching people – it’s human nature (especially when the alternative is seeing bullet points or clip art on screen). The problem is that the level of interactivity that goes into each slide means that the development time and subsequent cost can increase to the point where the course can take months and tens of thousands of dollars to be delivered. The post Using video as an alternative to create learning content appeared first on Litmos.

How to Create Alternative Text for Images for Accessibility and SEO

TechSmith Camtasia

Alternative text (also called “alt text”) helps ensure people who are blind or visually impaired, or who may have other physical or cognitive disabilities can access and understand visual content such as images, charts, and graphs. What is alternative text? Unfortunately, there is no one way to add alternative text. Alternative text best practices. In this sense, creating good alternative text is more of an art form rather than a science.

Nine Training Alternatives to ‘Correct’ and ‘Incorrect’


The participants would comment on how each coach managed the fictitious problem and everyone would learn in the process. Worked-out examples are step-by-step demonstrations of how to solve a problem. If the focus of your instruction is problem solving, then you can provide worked-out examples for learners to study and then again as feedback after they solve a problem.

Alternatives to Second Life (continued, again)

Kapp Notes

Here is a companion post to two previous posts on the topic: Alternatives to Second Life Alternatives to Second Life Continued If you know of more, please feel free to add in the comments section.

eFront as a SumTotal alternative


The client was using SumTotal as its backbone LMS and was in need of a comprehensive and efficient alternative solution. eFront, when compared to most “heavy”, “industrial” LMSs or open-source alternatives, looks fresh, modern and discrete. Incorrect estimations are a common problem with complex customizations. Perhaps it is time to consider eFront as a viable alternative. Throughout last year we worked with an important Canadian customer on a transition project.

A Learning Science Alternative to Bloom's Taxonomy by Brenda Sugrue

Learning Solutions Magazine

Here is an alternative that may simplify the problem of coming up with appropriate instruction and assessment. There has been considerable discussion of Bloom’s Taxonomy (a classic tool for instructional design) in the last two decades. Design Strategies Emerging Topics Getting Started Instructional Design Training Strategies

Teaching Problem Solving in a Virtual World

Kapp Notes

When thinking about creating a virtual world learning experience to teach problem solving, consider the following: Make them part of a case study —This strategy involves helping the learners to identify patterns within the cases by placing them in a case. It helps them with their understanding of the underlying factors influencing the outcome of the case and developing alternative solutions. Think virtual world reality show for problem-solving.

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.

Alternatives to Kirkpatrick


In the interest of fairness I would like to add that that Kirkpatrick himself has pointed out some of the problems with the taxonomy, and suggested that in seeking to apply it the training field has perhaps put the cart before the horse. An alternative approach to evaluation was developed Daniel Stufflebeam. More later on alternatives to the Kirkpatrick taxonomy.

Blending Fantasy with Reality Drives Successful Alternate Reality Games by Pamela S. Hogle

Learning Solutions Magazine

Alternate reality games (ARGs) are an effective way to hone essential soft skills, such as communication, collaborative. problem-solving, critical thinking, and negotiation; the games can be used to teach “harder” skills as well, such as digital. media literacy, or to deliver compliance training. Find out more in this article! Emerging Topics Games & Learning Training Strategies

The ULTIMATE Guide to PowerPoint Alternatives


There’s an astounding number of PowerPoint alternatives out there claiming to be the solution to your most pressing presentation problems. What is a PowerPoint alternative? Why use PowerPoint Alternatives? Compared to other PowerPoint alternatives,

The Benefits of Strategic Agility and Systematic Innovation


The Harvard Business Review even mentions collective creativity, which alludes to the importance of creative individuals working together at every level of an organization, technical, artistic or otherwise, to create solutions to big problems.

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Alternative Use of Video in The Classroom – It’s Not Just for Homework Anymore

TechSmith Camtasia

Sometimes the videos works best in the middle of the lesson, particularity for Inquiry or Problem -Based Learning. The post Alternative Use of Video in The Classroom – It’s Not Just for Homework Anymore appeared first on TechSmith Blogs. Guest post by FLN executive director, Kari Arfstrom. Recently, you may have heard about flipped learning.

Great Introduction to Alternate Reality Games

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

The best part is that while these are fun to play they also have a purpose as "Instructional Alternate Reality Games". BTW - I started the LabRats team and we are currently NOT winning) Amplify’d from The simplest explanation of Alternate Reality Games (ARG) is that a story is fragmented over multiple locations (both real and virtual) and a community of players then work to piece the story back together.

Alternate Reality Games Part 1 – A Good Fit for L&D?

Janet Clarey

Alternate Reality Game (ARG)…an interactive story-based game, delivered through multiple “real world” modes (i.e., text, phone, Internet, print, and others) within which players must participate interactively and work collectively to solve “real world” problems the story presents. For instance, “Geek Dad” Daniel Donahoo recently wrote about an alternate reality game (ARG) his 7 and 9 year old boys played to learn how languages are structured.

Game Based Learning 2010 – Recap: Day 1

Upside Learning

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.

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Text not re-sizing in fluid box

Adobe Captivate

I am new to fluid boxes, but I worked through some tutorial and experimented with different setting to solve a problem to no avail – so I am turning to you for help. Problem: When my screen resizes to mobile, the text in the fluid box do not resize. The first screenshot is of the box in laptop scree size, the second shows the problem. Fluid Box Question Responsive Alternative questions fluid box questionHi community.

Easygenerator Adds TinCan Support, a New Editor, More HTML Question Types and Course Templates.


We added a new concept to easygenerator to solve this problem: the course template. eLearning Authoring Software Scorm TinCan adobe captivate alternative captivate alternative E-learning software elearning authoring software Elearning Authoring tools Instructional design Instructional designers lcms lectora alternative scorm tincan We have released version 8.5 of easygenerator and we have some great new things.


How to Exceed Customer Expectations During the Coronavirus Pandemic


This includes always answering business calls and emails Listening to your customers shows them how much you care about their ideas and concerns When you receive complaints, show the customer that you value their input and are making an effort to rectify the problem Don’t make promises you can’t keep. Offer alternatives and trust them to make the choices that are right for them.

Cultivating Constructive Devil’s Advocates

CLO Magazine

These naysayers can block innovation and spark defensive behavior on the part of those proposing innovative solutions to pressing problems. Effective devil’s advocates can stimulate constructive conflict and debate that helps teams generate more alternatives, surface hidden risks and make better decisions. In the early stages of a problem-solving process, we need to refrain from devil’s advocacy. Leaders must encourage the generation of many alternatives.

How to Solve 10 Common Training Problems With Video

TechSmith Camtasia

The problem with that is, well, problems. Problem #1: Face-to-face training is time-consuming and expensive. Problem #2: Schedules can be a nightmare to coordinate. Problem #3: Training across the globe is difficult. Language barriers can also present problems during training seminars, requiring translators to make sure everyone gets value from the experience. Problem #4: I’ve only got one shot to capture everything I need from my subject matter expert.