Discussing the ASTD Handbook, eLearning, and Published Expertise with Elaine Biech

Web Courseworks

When my copy of the second edition ASTD Handbook arrived at the office this summer, I immediately felt the urge to explore my new resource and see what content made the final cut for an important industry asset. The ASTD Handbook does just that. The ASTD Handbook does this. .

ASTD ICE Conference Recap, Lessons Learned and Random Events

Kapp Notes

had a great time at the ASTD ICE Conference which recently concluded in Dallas Texas. What a great opportunity to catch up with old friends, make new friends and to stay informed of all the happenings in the world of learning. Here is some information on The Settlers of Catan.


Trending Sources

21 Brilliant Resources for Up-skilling Learning Designers (for the Informal & Social Learning Age)


THE JOURNEY: We, like many out there, are of the view that, though most learning designers possess good levels of skills around the traditional training (formal learning) area, their skill levels fall short around the informal or social learning areas. This is mainly because designing informal and social learning experiences for workplaces demands a diverse and unique set of qualities.

ASTD #TK11 – Opening Keynote Kara Swisher

Learning Visions

5 issues you need to be aware of (if you’re involved in delivery of information): Social Computers have traditionally been hard to use… Google is like giant yellow pages. Information is ever-changing When you apply social tools to information, it makes it more useful Quora as an example of information with social Everybody becomes a producer of content (people make Facebook useful by posting pictures, text, links, etc. astd tk11


ASTD ICE learning game design workshop resources

Knowledge Guru

Karl Kapp and I had a fantastic workshop last week at ASTD ICE. This game offers a great example of this. Rise of the Blobs – this is an example of what NOT to do with rewards and achievements. Play this game for an example of what not to do when designing a learning game.


Here a Hashtag, There a Hashtag, Everywhere a Hashtag

Learning Rebels

As you may remember I wrote a post for ATD which centered on improving your toolbox , and this year we are going to expand the thoughts to include deeper information and get a little Kaizen in your day! Above I linked the ASTD ICE 2014 conference hashtag (#ASTD2014) into this post.

The Biggest Myth in Building a Learning Culture

Learning Rebels

There are a lot of people out there making A LOT of money informing organizations that unless they address the “Millennial” population they will soon be at a tipping point of talent drain.

Continuing my Work on ASTD ICE Presentation

Kapp Notes

The goal is to model the concepts in the presentation and serve as an example of what can be accomplished by combining those elements. This presentation has proven somewhat trickie for me.

5 Reasons I’m Geeky about Learning Design!

Learning Rebels

People do not consume information the same way they did just 5 years ago. Example: A company swore to me their employees needed customer service training – after a bit of digging…you can guess the answer. My name is Shannon and I am geeky about Learning Design. .

ASTD LearnNow Day 2 notes #ASTDLN

Learning Visions

These are my notes from the morning session of ASTD LearnNow Conference, happening July 25 & 26 on the lovely shores of the Charles River in Cambridge, MA. Keep your sample size manageable.


Formal Training Vs. Informal Learning: Which Makes More Sense?


There’s been a great deal of discussion over the last few years related to informal learning. Today, just about any training magazine, website, or conference probably devotes significant time to talking about informal learning. The most common example is PowerPoint.

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The information revolution of the past decade has not only transformed our economy, but how we work, communicate and relate to each other. Sample topics could include: Developing revolutionary connection, being a provocateur, “Cultivate, Expand, and Explore,” curation, social media, pinboards.

Michael Allen – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators


For example, I see people reporting that optimal learning experiences can be no longer than five to eight minutes long, or that blended learning is always superior to either instructor-led or e-learning alone. Research on human learning can be quite informative, but research on instruction is difficult because of the many circumstantial variables that have impact. For example, many early users began building very large applications straightaway. ABOUT Dr. MICHAEL W.

Karl Kapp on Instructional Design Today #TK11

Learning Visions

My live blogged notes from a session with Karl Kapp at ASTD’s TechKnowledge in San Jose: Instructional Design Today: What We Really Need to Know as Practitioners, Researchers, and Designers. astd tk11

Learning: Playing the Blame Game

Learning Rebels

Participants don’t get it unless the information is spoon-fed.” . Example: jump on an L&D or education based twitter chat and ask, “What’s so bad about classroom style learning, I happen to love it.” When did shaming the learner become okay?

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Here’s Some Background Information for Your Next E-Learning Course

Rapid eLearning

For example, in our elearning workshop we walk through the Hoh Rainforest design makeover. Below is another example. In the example below, the course topic is how an organization monitors Internet usage. In the corkboard example, the background is the corkboard image.

#TK11 Keynote: Google’s Karen Wickre and Ann Farmer

Learning Visions

These are my live blogged notes from Thursday’s keynote at ASTD TK11 with Karen Wickre (Global Communications Team) and Ann Farmer from Google. Twitter = “an information utility” – mostly use them as a heads up on what’s going on – raising information to a level/surfacing it. Example – organize FAQs for the performance management guide Problem: sorting through long lists of FAQs. astd tk11

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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.) For example, someone born in 1994 was born the same year that Newsweek Magazine named the Internet "Person of the Year."

St. Louis ASTD Presentation Resources

Kapp Notes

Louis ASTD Conference. Here is some information on thinking like a game designer. Here is an example of gamification in action. Here is the example we discussed during the presentation. Here is another example. Recently I had a great opportunity to present in St.

Talking eLearning ROI

Web Courseworks

A sample SWOT diagram. For example, consider the strategic objective of “increase member retention.” For example, “increase member retention” might have three strategic strings: - Benchmark member retention programs.

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ASTD TechKnowledge

Tony Karrer

ASTD TechKnowledge 2009 is coming to Las Vegas in January. Thursday, 01/29/2009 8:00AM - 9:00AM Over the past 20 years, there has been an explosion of information sources, greatly increased accessibility of experts and expertise around the world, and new tools emerging every day. methods to see examples of where and how tools such as social networks, social bookmarking, wikis, blogs, and RSS readers fit into day-to-day knowledge work and larger learning solutions.

Selling Social Media for Learning: ASTD Big Question

Kapp Notes

This month's ASTD Learning Circuit's Blog Big Question is "How do I communicate the value of social media as a learning tool to my organization?" Address the need to share knowledge over distances or the value of timely information to sales tactics, don't focus on the technology.

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ASTD Follow-Up

Tony Karrer

Last week at ASTD TechKnowledge , I did a keynote on Work Literacy and eLearning 2.0, Part of the beauty of this example is that I believe that through watching what's different with my kids, I can learn a lot about what's different. For example, we still teach Cursive Writing instead of Touch Typing to kids. Review the post - Information Radar - and use the information there to set up your radar and start a new blog. For example, ditch diggers?from

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.

Show Me the Examples! ASTD Big Question for June

Kapp Notes

This month the question is "Where are the Examples of eLearning?" and we are supposed to consider both good and bad examples as well as give some thoughts on why the example should get some attention. Here is an example called Principles of Watershed Management.

Show Your Work!

E-learning Uncovered

When we teach our e-learning development courses, our students ALWAYS ask where they can go to see additional samples of a certain technique or authoring tool. The more instructional designers are able to share ideas, high-quality examples, and innovations, the more we can push ourselves and each other forward. But having a wide variety of online samples from a number of sources can be another — sometimes easier — way to get on the same page about what you want.

ASTD Keynote: “People Lie” Richard Hilleman Electronic Arts #tk10

Learning Visions

This are my liveblogged notes from Thursday, January 28 Keynote at ASTD TechKnowledge 2010 in Las Vegas, NV. Every online game played in John Madden for the past year phones home…it reports button presses, the timing, lots of detailed information. Tags: gam astd gaming Richard Hilleman, the man behind the EA sports brand (Madden football) -- currently focused on EA’s internal university. People Lie… …but their actions don’t.

Why Leaders Don't Use Strategic Tools

The Peformance Improvement

In the first of a series of blog posts that Ralph Jacobson and I wrote for the ASTD Workforce Development Blog, we argue that strategic leaders need strategic tools. Examples of these kinds of tools, including Jacobson’s “The Leader’s Map”, can be found at www.Learning2BGreat.com.).

When Instructor-Led Training is No Longer a Sustainable Model

Bottom-Line Performance

We use samples from real projects to help you uncover the best way to meet these challenges in your organization. to be exact, according to the 2012 ASTD State of the Industry report. INSTRUCTOR-LED TRAINING CAN EQUAL INFORMATION OVERLOAD.

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Five Ways to Spice Up Employee Training Programs


Example: bring in a speaker that focuses on extraordinary service, then follow up with specific activities around the difference between ordinary and extraordinary, resulting in the creation of a company service commitment statement.

My evolving learning journey

Jay Cross

ASTD held TechKnowledge in San Jose this year. Dan Pontefract and David Mallon’s presentation on creating a culture of collaboration at TELUS was one of the most useful things I’ve ever heard at an ASTD event, and I was making presentations at ASTD events thirty years ago.

Take the YinYang tool for a spin

Allison Rossett

Tweet Today, the buzz is about informal learning. Are your programs informal? Are they as informal as you want them to be? Are you moving forward to bring informal learning to your organization? Uncategorized Formal Learning Informal Learning instructional design

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Online Portfolios

Learning Visions

Thursday, August 02, 2007 Online Portfolios Jennifer Madrell shows us a great example of an online portofolio , which she calls a "svelte and sparkly version of this blog - that is a requirement and capstone project at Indiana University." what samples of my work represent me?

Getting Started With Gamification

ATD Learning Technologies

The series is written by Karl Kapp, professor of instructional technology and internationally known author of two books on gamification , both co-authored by ASTD. The more examples, samples, and case studies you can show, the better.

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 February’s Learning Solutions magazine, Dr. Ruth Clark started quite a buzz.

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Filtering: A Challenge and Responsibility for Learning Professionals

The Learning Circuits

Training and formal education are important, but people have always learned more from sharing with each other informally. There is so much information that trying to take it all in is impossible. Let ’ s revisit personal learning networks and Twitter as an example.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Lance Dublin: Formalizing Informal Learning

Learning Visions

Tuesday, September 15, 2009 Lance Dublin: Formalizing Informal Learning [My notes from a webinar. Lance Dublin: Formalizing Informal Learning … &#%!? Need to think about New Learning Principles: Rapid Mobile Collaborative Immersive (we don’t want to be lectured at) Formal vs. Informal – a spectrum Examples of a formal learning activity: webinar, classroom, lecture, etc. Lance asks: What happens if you add intentionality to an informal activity?