ASTD's Big Question for December 2008: New Learning

Kapp Notes

The ASTD Big question this month is What did you learn about learning in 2008? Mobile Learning Via Audio Lesson One: If you want to find out how to create effective mobile learning, purchase a Nintendo DS and some educational games. The third big learning was that organizations who seemed the least open, most secretive and most regulated jumped into Social Media with both feet while other industries are still floundering.

The Right Place to Find Help: ASTD's Big Question

Kapp Notes

This month's ASTD Big Question on the Learning Circuit's Blog is about Social Networking and finding help and expertise if you have a question or a concern for which you need input and/or advice. The basic question is " If you need input from people, where's the best place to ask?" But, then the question breaks into sub-questions. The assumption seems to be that there is one "best" place for asking a question.

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Learning Circuits April Big Question: Are We There Yet

Kapp Notes

The Learning Circuit's Blog question for this month is " ILT and Off-The-Shelf Vendors, What Should they Do ?" I am going to answer that question by recanting a story from Gadgets, Games and Gizmos for Learning. Another unfortunate side effect, was that my car now had dozens of sheets of paper scattered about. In high school, I literally had a lesson on how to fold a map. The lesson was part of a six week class on how to read and use maps.

Design Day and the ASTD Big Question for July

Kapp Notes

Around the same time, the ASTD Learning Circuits Blog had the July "Big Question" which was "Choosing Tools" which is actually a series of questions: How does the eLearning design process need to change to accommodate such a wide variety of tools? So now that I established that point, the next question is "Can certain attributes of different media be leverage for learning?"

The LCB Big Question Reframed: Should More Learning Professionals Be Blogging?

Tony Karrer

Separately, Dave Lee ( The Learning Circuits Blog: Throwing a Big Community Net ) has provided a couple of interesting follow-up opportunities including keeping track of conversations across various posts that relate to the original post and a poll. Not sure I can capture these differences effectively - it's just a "feel" right now. On the other hand, sometimes I feel that a discussion group immediately derails the conversation by forcing you into a question you didn't want to ask.

Why Open Content is Not Yet Adopted in the Workplace

Kapp Notes

ASTD's Big Question for March is How do we leverage open content in workplace learning? This constantly astonishes me, humans can generalize very effectively and we can learn from a variety of types of content, even if it is not totally customized to our situation. Content devoid of instructional strategies is not effective for many learners (some can leverage the materials, many cannot). Tags: ASTD Big Question

List to Learn, Learn to List

Kapp Notes

This month's ASTD Big Question is, again, a series of questions. Apparently one BIG question is not enough for the learning and development community. For example, a knowledge worker may need to learn how to write a report more effectively but still may produce a report (work product) on time for the boss by working on the weekend. We aim to exceed expectations.

The Big Question: How do I communicate the value of social media as a learning tool to my organisation?

Clive on Learning

This month’s Big Question in the ASTD Learning Circuits Blog is ‘How do I communicate the value of social media as a learning tool to my organisation?’ Because it is in their interests to gain whatever knowledge and skills they need to perform effectively. They will only have the motive if they are rewarded for effective performance.

Do we really need to design differently for the so called "Digital Natives"?

Kapp Notes

This month, I worked with Tony Karrer to help create the ASTD Big Question (which always seems to be multiple questions under one big theme.) The main question is Learning design differences for Digital Natives? Getting back to a more scholarly approach.The sub-questions for this month's big question are: Do you believe that we have to design, develop and deliver instruction differently for the so-called Digital Natives?

How to put a new twist on an old favorite – The Typewriter Effect

NuggetHead

Skip to content Follow: RSS Twitter LearnNuggets Nuggets of Learning Stuff Home About Resources Tags powerpoint , screenr How to put a new twist on an old favorite – The Typewriter Effect by Kevin on March 3rd, 2010 I don’t claim to be a professional graphics guy because I was never formally trained. This tutorial was inspired by a project on “How to Write Effective Business Letters.&# Note: This effect takes some time to setup.

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

Challenge to Learn

In the third chapter they have a look at what ‘good’ eLearning should be, I quote: “Concise, effective learning events, whether delivered through e-Learning or not, are meaningful, memorable, and motivational. Ordering information Leaving ADDIE for SAM: Books published by ASTD Press can be purchased by visiting ASTD’s website at store.astd.org or by calling 800.628.2783 or 703.683.8100: Library of Congress Control Number (print edition only): 2009940017.

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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Here at ASTD.first session reviews.Ruth Clark and Tony Karrer.

Mark Oehlert

served this year as one of the co-chairs for the e-learning track at ASTD. know this is also a question of revenue so lets apply some creative thought to this and do a little planet saving along the way. There is also a huge international presence and I want to send a big American shout out to my new buddy, Michal Zaborek from House of Skills in Poland –I hope you take that love of baseball all the way back to Poland!

Think Virtual Worlds: Not Second Life

Kapp Notes

Here is this Month's ASTD Big Question: Second Life Training? First I am going to answer the question with two videos and then, for the next couple of weeks, I am going to post some examples of 3D learning that I think are effective. More specifically: In what situations, do you believe it makes sense to develop a learning experience that will be delivered within Second Life?

Learning Professionals Leaders

Clark Quinn

On this month's Big Question - Lead the Charge - we are already seeing some interesting responses. My experience at ASTD recently was that most people were completely unaware of all of this. talks about how learning organizations must transition from the perspective from a training group being an expendable cost-center to a learning capability that's central to organizational effectiveness and performance

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Learning Professionals Leaders

Tony Karrer

On this month's Big Question - Lead the Charge - we are already seeing some interesting responses. My experience at ASTD recently was that most people were completely unaware of all of this. talks about how learning organizations must transition from the perspective from a training group being an expendable cost-center to a learning capability that's central to organizational effectiveness and performance

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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.

Lessons Learned from the Past Year

Breakthrough eLearning

The ASTD Learning Circuits Blog (moderated by Tony Karrer) poses a monthly "Big Question" and asks learning professionals to share their insights on key topics. The Big Question for this past December was "What did you learn about learning in 2010?" This is the deliberately provocative title of Ryan Tracey's submission to the Big Question conversation.

Value of Instructional Designers

Kapp Notes

Brent Schlenker in his response to the ASTD Big Question asks , Well, I think the biggest question is STILL, "Why US?". Maybe the question is "Do we still add value to the new learning equation? Over at ASTD's Learning Blog, Clark Aldrich asks Is it possible to have a universal argument, Simulations work better than traditional formal learning programs? It is effective regardless of the technology.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: eLearning Guild Demo Fest: Sun MicroSystems

Learning Visions

Game Based Learning Finding more effective ways to teach about Sun and the business. Beachward Bound Crowdsourcing: Authoring Tools & LMS Questions My Summer ID Reading List ► June (3) eLearning Authoring Tools Mindmap The Two Faces of ePortfolios The Unofficial eLearning Salary Calculator ► May (9) Book Review: Ruth Clark’s Evidence-Based Training. ASTD Keynote: “People Lie&# Richard Hilleman Electr.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Essential Reading for Instructional Design?

Learning Visions

David Merrill ] The Design of Everyday Things , by Donald Norman Other ID books of note that have been recently recommended to me: e-Learning by Design by William Horton (recommended by Christy Tucker ) What Every Manager Should Know About Training by Robert Mager (recommended by Dave Ferguson ) The Non-Designers Design Book by Robin Williams (not the comedian) (this was recently recommended to me by someone who asked the same question on LinkedIn.

Webinar - Skills - Social Media - Best of eLearning Learning - July 2009

eLearning Learning Posts

LinkedIn Guide for Knowledge Workers - eLearning Technology , July 6, 2009 How to use LinkedIn more effectively as part of your knowledge work. New skills for learning professionals - Informal Learning , July 1, 2009 Jay Cross response to this month’s big question “In a Learning 2.0 Facebook Applications for Learning - 2009 - ASTD , July 18, 2009. Learning Professionals’ Skills 2.0 – Learning Circuits Big Question July 2009 , July 2, 2009.

We Need a Degree in Instructional Design

Kapp Notes

As a professor of instructional technology and a consultant in the field who has written, reviewed and advised on ID projects for hundreds of organizations big and small. The cost of "trial and error experimentation" while a non-degreed designer figures out how to design effective instruction within an organization is too high a price for the field to pay.

Long Live?

Tony Karrer

I would argue that today all classroom or courseware should be questioned. To be fair to Saul, he points us to some important numbers from the ASTD State of the Industry Report: Despite a steady climb in the availability of e-learning, the overall percentage of instructor-led training is nearly unchanged: 71.97 However, the question was not a current state question – it was a future question. Different people will find different styles of use that are effective.

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2009 Predictions How Did I Do?

Tony Karrer

But the reality was more than that as I explored in posts like Business of Learning and Models for Learning Questions. The second half of the prediction “self directed learning” got less attention during the year than I anticipated, but it was there and certainly was a big part of the discussion around social and informal learning. At the same time, organizations who try to create big eLearning 2.0 2009 is going to be a big year for this issue.

Why I entered the 2010 Articulate Guru Awards | LearnNuggets

NuggetHead

If I was going to do this, not only did I want to present a subject that is neutral and one that just about anyone could relate to, but also to push myself to go BIG! Only acquire sound effects and music loops from royalty free sources. Then one afternoon while despising the thought of doing yard work and mowing my lawn I got to thinking (nothing else to do while mowing an acre of grass) … “Who’s big idea was it to have a manicured lawn anyway?!&#

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: My Objection to Learning Objectives

Learning Visions

Cammy, great post, sometimes I ask a series of questions related to the objectives instead of listing the objective.like, for a safety piece, Do you know the top 5 reasons for injury at ABC corporation? Also, I sometimes like to start with a scenario that does not have a clear answer and then ask a question I know the learner will get wrong and then, throughout the course, explain to the learner why their initial answer was wrong.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Value of Instructional Designers

Learning Visions

Great questions Cammy. What do you think about holding getting answers and converting this into the big question for February on Learning Circuits? Hi Cammy, Your questions are really interesting. Tony, Id be delighted if this question were expanded to the larger Learning Circuits audience. Dont worry though; Im sure Ill still have more to say if you do this for the Big Question for February. Rupa and Poonam.eLearning is a big industry in India.

Top 75 eLearning Posts - May 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

Learnlets , May 10, 2010 In response to a query about why someone would question the concept of the LMS, I penned the (slightly altered, for clarity) response that follows: What seems to me to be the need is to have a unified performer-facing environment. These 12 Tutorials Teach You How to Build an Interactive E-Learning Course - Rapid eLearning Blog , May 4, 2010 It’s a fact that you CAN build effective elearning with rapid elearning tools. Questions to.

Top 70 eLearning Posts for June and Hot Topics including iPad and Mobile Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

Tony’s question is fairly specific, but anchored in the “what did I learn that I’m glad I did&# vein. mean, you just hit the big red button and start recording. Top five tips for creating effective interactions - Spicy Learning , June 14, 2010 Interactions pose a dilemma to all instructional designers. While they can be fun, visually exciting and effective, they can also require a lot of development and be difficult to create. The big bad wolf.

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Top 70 eLearning Articles - Hot Topics: iPad Adobe Captivate - July 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

Brain Learning and eLearning Design - The Learning Circuits Blog , July 1, 2010 David Grebow suggested this month’s Big Question (thanks David). A Research Design to Evaluate E-Learning Projects - The E-Learning Curve , July 8, 2010 The case study design is useful when answering “how” and “why” questions, and in understanding the particulars, and diversity of a learning program. Early days yet, but a big success so far. Effectiveness (112).

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NuggetHead Summary of Learning Solutions 2010

NuggetHead

Big Kudo shouts out to Luis, Ina, Julie, and Garrick! From the first interactions via email to ensure we were all set with our credentials, to getting us registered and set up, to working with the hotel staff to ensure all the techno gadgets were in order, and to the endless questions we through at them all week. The week prior to this event I was asked to be a guest on Articulate’s Word of Mouth Blog and Jeanette Brooks helped (taught) me how to write an effective blog post.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Reflections from Adaptive Paths UX Week 2007

Mark Oehlert

How would you feel if the ratings for a session you presented say at ASTD or the eLearning Guild were instantly available for public consumption? Then we extend the idea ofmanipulative materials to the idea that learning is most effective whenpart of an activity the learner experiences as constructing ameaningful product."