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Is this instructional design?

The eLearning Coach

As social media technologies for learning become increasingly important to organizations and to individuals, instructional designers will need to focus on broad learning events and strategies that incorporate many approaches rather than on individual courses. Design a curriculum or program. Provide for the effective implementation of instructional products and programs. Related Articles: 35 More Qualities of the Ideal Instructional Designer. Share this on Linkedin.

Get Your Audience Pumped: 30 Ways to Motivate Adult Learners

The eLearning Coach

Build community through social technologies for learning. Implement a social media strategy as part of a learning experience. Use social networking applications and services to build groups with a common interest or goal. Although this usually requires a higher budget than other strategies, look around for pre-programmed games that work with your tool set. This might help some learners buy in to the program. Related Articles: Characteristics of Adult Learners.

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Get Your Audience Pumped: 30 Ways to Motivate Adult Learners

The eLearning Coach

Build community through social technologies for learning. Implement a social media strategy as part of a learning experience. Use social networking applications and services to build groups with a common interest or goal. Although this usually requires a higher budget than other strategies, look around for pre-programmed games that work with your tool set. This might help some learners buy in to the program. Related Articles: Characteristics of Adult Learners.

2009 Technology Trends That Impact Online Learning

The eLearning Coach

Access to the source code makes the programs customizable. Social Media. Social media technologies are exploding, providing an array of offerings for learning online. The prevalence of social networking, real-time search and discussion, and collaborative technologies increase the opportunities for informal and unstructured learning and can enhance structured learning strategies as well. Related Articles: 10 Social Media Tools For Learning.

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The Connected Educator: Building a Professional Learning Network

Allison Rossett

Here is a way for people to turn their interest in lifelong, independent learning AND social connections into a way of life. It took 40 years, but with the invention of the Internet and social media tools, Licklider & Taylor’s predication has come true. There are two main types of tools for building a Professional Learning Network: information aggregation and social media connection. Social bookmarking tools (i.e., Social Media Connection.

The Connected Educator: Building a Professional Learning Network

Allison Rossett

Here is a way for people to turn their interest in lifelong, independent learning AND social connections into a way of life. It took 40 years, but with the invention of the Internet and social media tools, Licklider & Taylor’s predication has come true. There are two main types of tools for building a Professional Learning Network: information aggregation and social media connection. Social bookmarking tools (i.e., Social Media Connection.

Lynda.com Online Training Library Review

The eLearning Coach

And for some of the programming courses, you may find that the exercise files make it easier to follow along. Share this on Linkedin. Share this on del.icio.us. Tags: RECENT ARTICLES REVIEWS SOFTWARE REVIEWS If your job or life demand that you learn software applications quickly, then you’ll probably be interested in lynda.com.

MOOCs and Unbundled Training

Your Training Edge

In a December Huffington Post article , Agarwal characterized unbundling as focusing on three major aspects of education: time, function, and content. Organizations can also benefit from unbundling their training and development programs, particularly as it refers to time and content. Most traditional training programs, which rely on one or a few days of instructor-led training over the course of a year simply don’t cut it anymore.

Peer Learning and MOOCs: Using Technology to Maximize Employee Learning

Your Training Edge

Does it align with the goals of your training program? In a previous set of articles, we looked at the advantages of using a massive open online course (MOOC) to incorporate informal learning into training programs. However, as more training moves online and starts to incorporate social media, better tools are becoming available to facilitate, track, and perform quality control on peer learning. Social media and the MOOC dashboard.

MOOCs and Performance Support

Your Training Edge

Businesses have historically been very bad at measuring the return-on-investment of their training programs. In 1996, Bill Gates wrote a famous article in which he declared content to be king. Now, companies that want to effectively train their employees and ensure employees actually remember what they learn are looking for ways to integrate both knowledge transfer and performance support into their training programs.

Digitize Instructor-Led Training Sessions To Increase Employee Engagement And Performance

Adobe Captivate

In this article, I highlight how you can achieve this when you digitize instructor-led training sessions through our eSpace tool. Digitization of the instructor-led training delivery to maximize the effectiveness of instructor-led and virtual instructor-led training programs. In this article, I will focus on why it makes sense to digitize your instructor-led training delivery and enhance its value and have more engaged learners. An integrated social network.

What’s in Your Technology-Enabled Learning Toolbox?

Your Training Edge

This blog will explore more than 60 tools and technologies for successfully implementing each of these elements in your technology-enabled training program. All training courses and programs should have learning objectives. Learning objectives could provide fodder for many articles. Delicious , Pinboard — social bookmarking. Learn more about Bryant at LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/bryantnielson.

Digitize Instructor-Led Training Sessions To Increase Employee Engagement And Performance

EI Design

In this article, I highlight how you can achieve this when you digitize instructor-led training sessions through our eSpace tool. Digitization of the instructor-led training delivery to maximize the effectiveness of instructor-led and virtual instructor-led training programs. In this article, I will focus on why it makes sense to digitize your instructor-led training delivery and enhance its value and have more engaged learners. An integrated social network.

Learning From Visual Data

The eLearning Coach

Although programming large data sets might not be within our reach or domain, this is a good example of learning through interactivity. Related Article: Book Review: The Back of the Napkin (about visual thinking). Can we use something similar (but less complex) in online learning programs? Share this on Linkedin. Share this on del.icio.us. In the not so distant past, the visualization of data was reserved for the scientific community.

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Text To Speech Synthesizers

The eLearning Coach

It also seems appropriate when there isn’t time or budget for recording and syncing visuals and audio, particularly for dummy audio when you need to show sponsors and SMEs how the media elements of an online program will be integrated prior to the recording. Other Audio Articles: Bouncy, bubbly or British? Share this on Linkedin. Share this on del.icio.us. Do you like Paul and Kate or are you fond of Mike and Crystal?

APIs and Mashups r ur new ABCs for E-Learning

eLearning 24-7

An API (Application Program Interface) enables an interface from a piece of software to communicate with another piece of software (in its simplest form) or multiple pieces of software (called a mashup). Twitter has APIs, so does Facebook, even Linkedin. APIs available in popular programs – SAAS. Adaptive Learning with a Social Q/A twist. Cliqset -social web service that helps users share and discover content and discuss it with other users.

Informal Learning: An Interview With Jay Cross

The eLearning Coach

Social learning technologies, which often facilitate informal learning, seem to have paved the way for greater interest in this approach. I might learn to program Cisco routers in order to get a raise. Jay: Learning is social. Related Articles: Social Media And Learning. Share this on Linkedin. Share this on del.icio.us. A funny thing happened while we were learning informally.

The eLearning Coach » Blog Archive » User Interface Design For eLearning

The eLearning Coach

“I want the program to act like I think it should.&#. Share this on Linkedin Tweet This! Share this on Facebook Share this on del.icio.us Share it on StumbleUpon Add this to 100 bookmarks. Tags: DESIGN RECENT ARTICLES The computer user interface is that nebulous space where humans interact with the machine. Many people find this space frustrating because it’s easy to get lost or because the system doesn’t work as expected.

Bouncy, bubbly or British? How To Choose Voice Over Talent

The eLearning Coach

Integrating the perfect voice into an online course, video or slide show enhances the audience’s perception and enjoyment of the program. If your narrator isn’t credible, your program will lose some of its authority. Related Articles: Audio Recording: Preparing Your Script. Share this on Linkedin. Share this on del.icio.us.

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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Massive Catch-Up Issue #1413 (Games, Virtual Worlds, banking concepts and more)

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Your integrity for a.t-shirt? in Business : Nice article from CIO magazine urging people to get out there are try some 2.0 Set up accounts at Facebook, LinkedIn, Flickr, Dopplr and Twitter. At least thats what several hundred people must have thoughtlast year after they applied to the graduate program of the UCLADepartment of Art-and didnt get in. del.icio.us

Lessons From The Guggenheim, Spain

The eLearning Coach

The typical online learning program uses straight narration. Synchronous learning events and social media technologies allow us to integrate this dimension of learning into the programs we design. Related Articles: 10 Social Media Tools For Learning. Social Media And Learning. Share this on Linkedin. Share this on del.icio.us. On my way to giving a presentation, I recently had the chance to visit the Guggenheim museum in Bilbao, Spain.

Raptivity: A Review

The eLearning Coach

This is the kind of talk that makes sense from a programming perspective rather than the user’s perspective. If you liked this article, please share it with the tools below. Share this on Linkedin. Share this on del.icio.us. I’m always looking for new ways to add meaningful interactions to courses and have been exploring Raptivity for this purpose.

10 Ways To Design For Emotions (Part III)

The eLearning Coach

This is the third article in the series on emotions and learning. This might mean telling the audience how a program will help them become more effective, more competent, or enable them to help others. Design for social interaction. Using collaborative tools and social media can help learners build relationships, cooperate on tasks, and provide support and feedback to each other. Related Articles: Emotions And Learning: Part I. Share this on Linkedin.

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Reflecting on the first half of 2009

Jay Cross

MacWorld : learning infrastructure and social network infrastructure are converging. Articles: Get Out of the Training Business. We are scrapping lengthy program development projects in favor of quick-and-dirty rapid development. Building a learning ecology is a different exercise than building a training program. These qualities are at the heart of the discipline of agile programming. Continued to get my social network act together: Flickr /jaycross.