eLearning is Overdue for a Makeover

Will at Work Learning

I''ve been an observer of elearning for almost 30 years. I''ve seen brilliant, compelling, effective elearning. I''ve built some pretty damn good elearning too. And yet, after four decades of human effort to improve elearning, there''s still way, way, way too much mediocre elearning created each year. A lot of us have been grumbling about the sorry state of elearning for a long time. That more-and-more of us take responsibility to improve elearning.

A Counterpoint to Ruth Clark’s “Why Games Don’t Teach”

Bottom-Line Performance

” This was actually the second time she has written an article with the same title… the first appearing on the ASTD Learning & Development blog. In particular, the taxonomy he provides showing type of knowledge, instructional strategies and game elements is extremely valuable.

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

eLearning Learning Posts

Best of eLearning Learning. Another great month for eLearning content. 20 Facts You Must Know About Working Memory - The eLearning Coach , June 2, 2010 Without adapting learning experiences to the learner’s cognitive architecture, instructional design is hit or miss. Post from: The eLearning Coach 20 Facts You Must Know About Working Memory. Text-to-Speech Overview and NLP Quality - eLearning Technology , June 8, 2010 This post is a new kind of thing for me.

Webinars: Past, Present and Future

Kapp Notes

Examine generational differences, as well as pedagogical strategies and techniques to best engage your entire classroom. The panelists are: John Ambrose Senior Vice President, Strategy, Corporate Development and Emerging Business, SkillSoft Janet Clarey Sr.

The Future Of Learning Design

The eLearning Coach

Coach: In general, how do you compare the effect and impact of informal learning in the workplace versus formal, structured eLearning? First the basic underlying concepts of instructional strategies and techniques do not change.

Effective Web Conferences – 41 Resources

Tony Karrer

I primarily used the eLearning Learning and Communities and Networks sites and used Conference , Online Facilitation of Conferences , Online Interaction in Conferences , Moderating Online Interaction , and others. When developing PowerPoint slides to use in web conference training follow these guidelines: Simplify content. Maybe Brent Schlenker, Heidi Fisk, someone at ASTD or other conferences can tell us the # of RFPs vs. into the conference. eLearning Technology.

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On the road again

Clark Quinn

Instead of the doing the familiar talks or workshops in the usual places: Training’s Conference , eLearning Guild’s Annual Gathering , and ASTD’s TechKnowledge and International Conference , I’m doing new things in old and new places. I’ll also be talking at the 5th Annual Innovations in eLearning Conference, hosted by the Defense Acquisition and George Mason Universities in the beginning of June. Tags: strategy

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: E-Learning Project Reality: Guerrilla Instructional Design

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Since November, I have been working on a big project for a brand-name institution: 29 self-paced eLearning courses. Have we adhered to corporate guidelines? Instructional Strategies?

Session Hopping – A Practical Guide

Tony Karrer

It caused me to remember that last year while attending a session at ASTD 2007, a few random people and I were discussing session hopping (prior to a session). Interestingly, at ASTD 2007, I found several other kindred session hoppers. And, here are three guidelines around this practice. Session Hopping Guidelines First, as a session hopper, it is important to choose the right location – and that location is easy – it's near the door on an aisle.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Rise of Rapid e-Learning

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Now we can really only offer advice and access to really good graphics as they have developed the skills to use the tool effectively, and some sense of how to build simple elearning themselves. This has developed in to a partnership for sure, and it is one that benefits both clients and elearning companies. The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew!

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Instructional Design: Whats in a name?

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. I write and design self-paced eLearning for the corporate market. Last year, the chatter was all about Rapid eLearning, the rise of the SME and the fall of the ID.

Backward Planning - Identifying Business Impacts

Big Dog, Little Dog

Business impacts (often called results or outcome) begin with the end in mind and are best achieved through "Business Linkage" — spelling out how a learning initiative supports the organization's initiatives, strategies, or goals (Garnevale, Gainer, & Villet, 1990).

Top Posts from August - Augmented Reality - Social Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

So here are the top posts based on social signals via eLearning Learning for August 2010. 19 Tips for Effective Online Conferences - eLearning Technology , August 5, 2010 I was recently asked me about my recommendations for conducting effective online conferences (virtual conference). Using Graphics To Improve Learning - The eLearning Coach , August 4, 2010 What are you doing about the picture superiority effect? Read these guidelines instead. elearning 2.0.