A Recipe for Modern Learning: Ingredients for a Deliciously Effective Learning Ecosystem

eThink Education

Thankfully, there are numerous options in today’s ever-evolving learning landscape, enabling one to pull together the right ingredients to create a “deliciously” effective learning ecosystem.

Tools of my trade

Learning with e's

Google Scholar - I come back to Scholar time and time again, often several times in one day, particularly when I'm doing some literature searching for an article, or simply to see who has cited who on a particular topic. Tags: delicious Web 2.0

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Top 40 eLearning Articles and 5 Hot Topics for Early March

eLearning Learning Posts

Packrati.us = Twitter + Delicious - Social Media in Learning , March 9, 2010 This site provides a useful and very simple bookmarking service for Twitter. You can optionally, bookmark URLs in @replies to you, and they&# ll even even add a delicious. Best of eLearning Learning. March 1, 2010 to March 14, 2010. March is off to a great start! And it’s nice to see that in the hot topics, the Big Question has had an influence.

ATD 2018: A Conference for the Books

Litmos

The evening also included a wide variety of delicious food, festive drinks, and of course dancing! Articles ELearning Industry NewsThis week, the Litmos team jet-setted to sunny San Diego for the 75th annual ATD International Conference and Exposition.

Online Video: the Perfect Social Learning Tool? | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Buzz it up Share on Linkedin share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this post Print for later Bookmark in Browser Tell a friend 2 Responses to “Online Video: the Perfect Social Learning Tool?&#

Training vs. Learning and the Role of Mobile Devices | Social.

Dashe & Thomson

I Love To Learn While reading the article, specifically the excerpt above, I was blown away by how simple yet powerful an idea Best Buy was implementing.

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6 Ways to Overcome Resistance to Gig Worker Training

Litmos

Teigen’s response to this overabundance of limes was both good-natured and delicious; she made key lime pies, documenting the event on Instagram. Articles Customer Experience Customer Service Training Learning eLearning elearning advice experience economy gig ecomony gig worker training learning management systems LMS Features Mobile Learning Online Training Platform trainingLast year, model and cookbook author Chrissy Teigen put in a grocery order with a shopping service.

Using Wikis to Stop Brain Drain

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Using Wikis to Stop Brain Drain by Jolene on February 23, 2010 in Wikis In his December Training Magazine article Training in a Web 2.0 Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Buzz it up Share on Linkedin share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this post Print for later Bookmark in Browser Tell a friend No comments yet.

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eLearning Cyclops: Cool Tools to Liven Up The Classroom

eLearning Cyclops

I just read an article in T&D Magazine titled "Beef Up Your Training Toolbox with Web Tool." The article inspired me to look at what is on my Cloud Apps page that may also be helpful to the classroom trainer. Delicious Digg Diigo Linkpad.me eLearning Cyclops. My insights on elearning and mlearning. Pages. Free eLearning. Cloud Apps. About Me. Privacy Policy. Monday, June 20, 2011. Cool Tools to Liven Up The Classroom.

Zero switching cost

Jay Cross

When my Internet Time Alliance colleague Harold Jarche switched from Delicious to Diigo, I figured I should probably do the same. Diigo has made it drop-dead simple to swap your tags from Delicious into their app. They even make it easy to update Delicious and Diigo in parallel. Here’s the email I received immediately after uploading my Delicious tags into Diigo. As rumors swirl around Delicious, the lure of transferring to a service like Diigo is irresistible.

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Twitter: The #1 Tool for Learning

Upside Learning

in favor of the #2 tool, Delicious. A good article by ASTD: Twitter As a Learning Tool. There’s been quite a bit written about how Twitter can be used for learning. A few interesting reads are listed at the end of this post.

Join Me And Keep Ideas From Fading Away

Nick Leffler

It has become a tradition to get all the seeds, clean them up, and roast them into a delicious Halloween treat. I mention that because with all the fun activities and delicious smells of food baking, it reminded me I had left this article sitting after writing a few notes a few days ago. I’ve lost the motivation for many of those articles, or my interests have changed since I’ve written them down.

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Omnipresenz, iEV, and the Pantone Color of the Year: This Week on #BLPLearn

Bottom-Line Performance

We’ll take the best articles shared by our Learning Services, Multimedia, and Product Development teams in their weekly meetings and include them in the weekly #BLPLearn blog. We’ll usually include some commentary from the original team member who found the article, too.

Welcome to Eric’s Insights

Count5

Speaking of better outcomes, my article How L&D Can Prove Training’s Value to the Business seems to have struck a nerve because the feedback keeps pouring in. Last week, I received this message from a F500 L&D veteran: Great article Eric.

LearnTrends Live: Harold Jarche on PKM

Jay Cross

“Contributing&# is writing articles, sharing tips. Delicious is delicious. Harold downloads his Delicious files monthly. Personal Knowledge Management. BIG KM (corporate) | Little KM | Personal KM. Lots going on. Books, blogs, bookmarks, tags, etc.

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10 Training Resources You Can’t Miss in Our Virtual Training Leader’s Summer Kit

Cloudshare

Don’t forget to check out some of our recent articles and webinars featured in the outlet. They have a plethora of articles to help you advance your career — or to even help choose the right solution for your needs.

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How Social Media is Effective for E-Learning

Your Training Edge

For someone who’d like to learn how to bake a cake, for example, you can search YouTube and choose from varied lessons on how to make a delicious cake. You can do research and learn from millions of articles available.

The learnification of education

E-Learning Provocateur

Angela pointed me to the journal article Giving Teaching Back to Education: Responding to the Disappearance of the Teacher by Gert Biesta.

The Sound of Silence | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Check out these links for more insight on the topic: [link] [link] [link] And in case you read through this entire article in the hopes of hearing the song by Simon & Garfunkel, and are now really upset, here you go: Blog this!

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The Return of the (Digital) Native | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

An excellent article from Cross Pollination Media, titled “ Are ‘Digital Natives’ Better Suited for Mobile Learning?

Why Companies Should Spend More on Social Learning | Social.

Dashe & Thomson

Karen O’Leonard from Bersin & Associates wrote an article last week entitled Corporate Spending on Social Learning. In the article she gives some scary statistics: Our recent study showed that 30 percent of US companies spent money on informal learning tools or services in 2010.

What Can Charlie Sheen Teach Us About Internal Marketing? | Social.

Dashe & Thomson

In an aptly named article, “ Why Charlie Sheen Should be Your Social Media Manager ,” Osas Obaiza at iMedia Connection brings up an interesting example of how this plays in the external marketing world: Take a look at the McDonald’s Twitter account, it boasts at paltry 90,925 following.

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Virtual Boot-Camp: Games and Learning with the U.S. Military.

Dashe & Thomson

The New York Times recently featured a fascinating article by Andrew Martin and Thomas Lin that details the shift in thinking within the military that may soon take it to the forefront of virtual training.

Web-Based, Instructor-Led, EPSS? Train Your Client On Training.

Dashe & Thomson

This article by Tom Kuhlman provides some great tips on helping your client see training differently. Train Your Client On Training&# Elfreda Chenauls March 5, 2011 at 2:27 am # Hello this is a unique article.

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How Social Networks Can Harness the Power of Weak Ties | Social.

Dashe & Thomson

These dynamics have been around for thousands of years, and have been written about extensively for decades – like in this 1973 article by Mark Granvotter in the American Journal of Sociology, The Strength of Weak Ties.

Supercomputer's Win on Jeopardy: Little Comfort to Those.

Dashe & Thomson

Matt Blum at GeekDad wrote an article this week called Why Watson’s Jeopardy Win is Mostly Meaningless saying: IBM’s supercomputer software Watson’s win on the game show Jeopardy!

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Learning from The King's Speech | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

In her article* 10 Brainpowered Wonders in the King’s Speech , Dr. Ellen Weber nicely summarizes a few of the lessons this movie teaches us about learning.

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Nashville Notes: Closing Keynote – Ross Dawson

Trivantis

He also writes the highly influential Trends in the Living Networks blog, has written white papers for organizations including SAP and Microsoft and has published over 100 articles in leading publications worldwide.

My Top Ten Tools for 2009

Learning Visions

So easy to clip from articles online, jot down to do lists, and tag and organize it all. Delicious Tag articles as you go. It's delicious. Cammy's Top 10 Tools of 2009 These are my favorite tools in support of my own learning adventures. Google Reader It's how I stay informed on the latest blog posts and news. Used to be my first stop in the morning after email, although that's recently changed. Now I stop first at Twitter.

Information Radar

Tony Karrer

Visit Pages - If a post, article, etc. Tag Page - If while skimming the article you visited, it looks like something I might need later (future anticpated information need), then I save/tag it in delicious. Delicious Popular.

Why eLearning Development Ratios Can be Hazardous to Your Career.

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Why eLearning Development Ratios Can be Hazardous to Your Career by Jon on November 15, 2010 in budgeting , eLearning Brandon Hall , in partnership with Chapman Alliance , recently published the results of its latest survey about eLearning development ratios. Based on survey responses from nearly 4,000 learning professionals at 249 companies, the survey provides the average time required to produce one hour of training of various types: Learning Type Development Ratio Instructor-Led Training (ILT) 43:1 Level 1 eLearning (Basic) 79:1 Level 2 eLearning (Interactive) 184:1 Level 3 eLearning (Advanced) 490:1 These numbers can be very helpful when used to estimate staffing levels for a training department, or gauging resource requirements across multiple projects. More often than not, however, these guidelines can be dangerously misleading. Before you commit to delivering a project based on these ratios (or buying services from someone based on them), it is useful to keep a few things in mind about eLearning Development Ratios: 1. Economies of Scale – the more material you produce for a single project, the less time each unit/module/course will take to develop (this might seem so obvious that it doesn’t need mentioning, but the story below illustrates why it bears repeating) 2. Subject Matter Matter s – These surveys do a good job of accounting for varying levels of course complexity. However, there they don’t include much discussion about the learning subject matter itself. A course on thermodynamics will clearly take significantly longer than one on basic office procedures. 3. Who’s Doing the Work – Skilled training developers will write and develop training faster than less experienced ones – frequently by a factor of two, three, or even more. A quick story to illustrate the point above about Economies of Scale: A couple of years ago, a client asked us to estimate how long it would take to develop both classroom and eLearning materials for 44 learning modules. The content had to be gathered from SMEs in North America, Europe, and Asia. The subject matter – teaching consultants how to configure ERP software – was unusually complex. Initially we told our client the project was too big to estimate without first performing some kind of assessment. “There’s no time for an assessment” said the client, “We need to plug a number into the budget!” After much wrangling, we came up with a number that knocked our client off his chair. Without getting too specific, it was over $500,000. (Keep in mind, we were talking about 44 hours of learner time – developed in both instructor-led and eLearning formats). So, what to do when a “boutique vendor” (our client’s label for us) gives you a number that sounds outrageously high? Simple: Off-shore it! The client engaged a vendor with development resources in India. At this point,we figured we were toast. Then, something unexpected happened. Our off-shore competitor, whose development rate we later learned an thrifty-sounding $20/hour, came in with a surprising bid: $2 million. How did the offshore vendor come up with such an astoundingly high estimate? Simple: they figured out how long it would take to develop one hour of eLearning, and one hour of instructor-led training, and multiplied it by 44. Our model, on the other hand, took into account the content of each learning module, and a significant reduction in development time per module as we progressed through the material. In the end, our estimate was based on a plan that had us producing Module 44 in less than one-fifth the time it took to develop module 1. Most learning professionals understand the point I’m making about economies of scale in estimating projects – but the size of the project described here really underscores how big a difference can be made by paying attention to quantity in addition to quality. Blog this! Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Buzz it up Share on Linkedin share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this post Print for later Bookmark in Browser Tell a friend Tags: budgeting , elearning , project management About Jon I have been involved in enterprise learning, in big companies and. less big companies, for more than 20 years. My learning philosophy: dont make people tote around loads of information in their heads just so you can say you trained them. Instead, tell them where to get the information they need, when they need it. I like to read, make films and play guitar (in private). I am a member of the Dashe & Thomson running and biking teams, and captain of its small but emerging chess team. More about me here. View all posts by Jon → ← eLearning Review: A Module for the National Security Arena Training vs. Learning and the Role of Mobile Devices → Download Free Whitepaper The Top 10 Pitfalls of End User Training – and How to Avoid Them Given the current state of the economy, businesses large and small are looking for ways to improve productivity while maintaining quality. Download the whitepaper » Blog this! Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Buzz it up Share on Linkedin share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this post Print for later Bookmark in Browser Tell a friend 2 Responses to “Why eLearning Development Ratios Can be Hazardous to Your Career&# Beth Murphy December 11, 2010 at 8:18 am # VERY informative article. Thank you so much. Mo Yang February 15, 2011 at 3:26 pm # Very true! I appreciate that you took into account the subject matter complexity. Many times, as the instructional designer, people forget that we have to get somewhat familiar with the subject matter itself to even begin to ask the right questions from the SME. Leave a Reply Click here to cancel reply. Search the blog Popular Latest Comments Tags Web-Based, Instructor-Led, EPSS? Train Your Client On Training January 31, 2011 Leveraging the Law of the Few to Manage Change in the Workplace February 21, 2011 Analyzing the ROI of Social Media in Training May 3, 2011 Why eLearning Development Ratios Can be Hazardous to Your Career November 15, 2010 eLearning Review: A Module for the National Security Arena October 15, 2010 Virtual Boot-Camp: Games and Learning with the U.S. Military May 19, 2011 Give User Adoption the Respect it Deserves May 17, 2011 How Social Networks Can Harness the Power of Weak Ties May 11, 2011 Addressing On-Demand Learning and Performance Needs #LCBQ May 9, 2011 Why Companies Should Spend More on Social Learning May 5, 2011 Gregg Sean: Nice review of the topic , I was seeking to see wh. Rob Mueller: Great post on using games as a training device. Pe. Jim: Glad you enjoyed the post, Liam! It is amazing ho. Liam McCoy: Thanks for this. Ive been looking for some ammo t. Jim: Glad you found the post helpful, Jeff! 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Online Academy Helps to Keep Lectures Where They Belong: Out of.

Dashe & Thomson

From a recent article at Knowledge@Wharton called Technology and Teaching: Flipping the Model : Khan stumbled upon the idea for his free web-based academy while trying to teach math to cousins in New Orleans.

The Temporary Staffing Revolution | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

According to an article released by mlive.com , more than a quarter of new jobs created this past year were temporary jobs.

If Wikis Work for National Security, They Can Work For the Rest of.

Dashe & Thomson

Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Buzz it up Share on Linkedin share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this post Print for later Bookmark in Browser Tell a friend No comments yet.

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Top Ten Tools

Jay Cross

Two years back, the most popular tools were Firefox, Delicious, Google Search, Skype, and PowerPoint. Currently, the top tools are Twitter, Delicious, Google Reader, Google Docs, and SlideShare. Delicious. Library , with thousands of links to articles, videos and presentations on learning technology. I don’t know how my friend and colleague Jane Hart does it.