MOOCs and Unbundled Training

Your Training Edge

Briefly, the idea of unbundling time refers to moving away from the traditional four-year degree formula and instead imagining “an alternative path of lifelong continuous education,” which may involve formal classes at various institutions, MOOCs, real-world experiences, and pretty much any other form of learning. Organizations can also benefit from unbundling their training and development programs, particularly as it refers to time and content.

What is Microlearning and How Does it Drive Employee Engagement?

Obsidian Learning

However, the growing focus on microlearning activities can be seen by web users’ activities on the subject, who tag their corresponding weblog postings and social bookmarks with the term “microlearning.”. What’s the alternative? In terms of employee engagement, time to competency, and improved safety and security, the before (manual, online training course) paled in comparison with the after (comprehensive microlearning-based program).


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

eLearning Cyclops

In my instructional design graduate program, UMBC , I took several courses that focused on development, but they really only scratched the surface. Social/informal learning: Microblogging (e.g. Yammer or Twitter), blogs, social bookmarking (e.g. 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).

Great FREE Software Downloads

The eLearning Coach

It works on all platforms and is probably the most popular free audio program around. It’s the free alternative to the Microsoft Office Suite. To create a.pdf, just use the print command from the source program that the file was created in. Some say this email program from Mozilla is better than Outlook Express. It’s a way to broadcast and get updates with AIM buddies from all your social media. This chat program gets rave reviews.

Motivating The Instructional Designer

The eLearning Coach

Perhaps it hits you when you’re writing a storyboard to teach a poorly designed and uninspiring software program. Consider alternative instructional strategies, like adding social media technologies and informal approaches. Share this on Or maybe you just received a fax from a course sponsor and revisions are scribbled on every page. Suddenly your de-motivation button is triggered and you can’t seem to shake it off.

Aha Moments in 2007

Tony Karrer

I started using and Yahoo MyWeb to save bookmarks - locally saved favorites seem rather limited now. Vision of Future of Application and eLearning Development ) I found myself no longer recommending the use of RoboInfo or other similar programs for reference materials. and unless you innovate ( Innovators' Dilemma in Learning/eLearning ) you are going to fall prey to alternatives be it do-it-yourself learning or start-ups. The Big Question is back.

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7 Proven Techniques for Keeping Your E-Learning Customers Happy - The Rapid eLearning Blog

Rapid eLearning

At this point, it becomes more expensive to make changes as media will have been recorded and activities programmed. Knowing the purpose of the requested deliverables gave me the edge I needed to gently steer the customer to the right alternative. It generally went something like, “I’m fully prepared to give you exactly what you’ve asked for, but let me show you some options (translated: “alternatives&# ) that you might want to incorporate into the job.&#

The Secret to Creating Your Own PowerPoint Templates for E-Learning - The Rapid eLearning Blog

Rapid eLearning

GIMP : solid Photoshop alternative. : solid Gimp or Photoshop alternative:). I worked with Flash authoring, programming Actionscript in educational projects 4 years ago. In either case, you just need a white back drop to write on, then use a capture program to capture the screen. I use a tablePC and a capture program like Wink (free). Any capture program works. There are some free graphics programs that allow you to clean up you images.

How Do You Communicate with Your E-Learners? - The Rapid eLearning Blog

Rapid eLearning

The good thing is that there are quick and easy ways to build branching scenarios without spending a lot of time programming. Yes/No questions are not an alternative. I think the key is that you were able to have some social interaction around what you were learning. Social Web. Google Bookmarks. The Rapid Elearning Blog. How Do You Communicate with Your E-Learners? September 16th, 2007. 20 comments.