The Big Question: Time Spent

Upside Learning

The Big Question posed on Learning Circuits this time is thought provoking - Where is your time spent? These days, I coordinate Warcraft raids with a hundred or so clan members, go on quests, and create my own levels/maps for others to play - all part of the social game experience. Tags: LC Big Question Learning Technology eLearning Learning Circuits Social Technology

5 TED Talks (and Big Questions) for Adult Learning Professional

eLearning Alchemy

It’s a curious conundrum then that a lot of what we’re finding creates the best learning experiences for children is to treat them like adults. Each of these talks makes me think about a big question in adult learning and corporate training. The questions are: How can self-organized learning environments be used in adult learning and corporate training? Questions can be the window to great instruction, but not the other way around.

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The Big Question: Time Spent

Upside Learning

The Big Question posed on Learning Circuits this time is thought provoking - Where is your time spent? These days, I coordinate Warcraft raids with a hundred or so clan members, go on quests, and create my own levels/maps for others to play - all part of the social game experience. Tags: LC Big Question Learning Technology eLearning Learning Circuits Social Technology

May's Big Question

eLearning Cyclops

Learning Circuits' Big Question for May is "So what can, should, or will, we offer the digital generation by 2015?" HTML5 development tools will not provide the ease of creating rich Internet applications. Five years is not very far into future, but in terms of technology things can change immensely in that amount of time. Just think of how learning technology has changed in the past five years. Off the top of my head here are a few things I think we will be offering in 2015.

ASTD's Big Question for December: New Learning

Kapp Notes

The ASTD Big question this month is What did you learn about learning in 2007? And a piece I created called Avoiding Death by PowerPoint has taken on a life of its own. If you create a learning nugget that people need.they will find it. We had a number of people join the tour, write about the tour and generally created great discussions about the book.about the boomer/gamer knowledge gap.

April's Big Question

eLearning Cyclops

In a nutshell, this month's Big Question is, do you ever get stuck getting new solutions or ideas accepted and implemented by your organization or client? But when I am stuck I have found that creating a prototype helps a lot. Something they can see and try for themselves helps create a lot more buy-in.

LC Big Question: How Do We Keep Up?

Upside Learning

This month’s Big Question on Learning Circuits Blog seeks to understand how we are keeping up with the increasingly complex tools and technologies landscape. I reflect on this question from an organization perspective as opposed to an individual’s perspective. INP members have been assigned an area of interest and they create articles and presentations about those trends and discuss with the entire team.

Big Question - Working with SMEs

eLearning Cyclops

This month's Big Question at Learning Circuits is on working with subject matter experts (SME). First off, thank you Tony at Learning Circuits for using my suggestion as this month's question. Ask the right questions (Analysis) Never assume the SME knows the training need. Do not let SMEs forget about the project while you are busy creating it. And always give them appropriate credit and a big thank you.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Big Question

Learning Visions

Tuesday, December 11, 2007 The Big Question This months big question from the Learning Circuits Blog: What did you learn about learning in 2007? Connecting with other people creates motivation. Create a scenario, add a little drama and risk. Posted by Cammy Bean at 3:36 PM Labels: big question , instructional design 2comments: Michele said. Creating Social Presence in Online Classroom (ID.

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. Leading me to believe that gas stations created the web-based directions so you would stop in and ask for directions. 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.

Reflecting on 2009's Posts - Big Question

eLearning Cyclops

December's Big Question at the Learning Circuits blog is "What did you learn about learning in 2009," but they also suggest looking at your top 2009 posts for "aha moments." Interested in Creating an Alternative Reality Games (ARG) for learning? So, here are my top ten 2009 posts according my blog's best of list found through eLearningLearning. I have simply added my thoughts next to each.

Learnlets » LCBlog’s big question of the month: Supporting New Managers

Clark Quinn

March Big Question - Open Content in Workplace Learning

eLearning Cyclops

This month's Big Question is "how do we leverage open content in workplace learning?" To learn more about about some of opportunities available in open content, I visited the sites listed on the Big Question post. So, back to the Big Question. I am confident there are corporate trainers creating the same training content as their brethren. And in return, I don't need to create those software sims because XYZ, Inc.

Learning Circuits Big Question: Avoiding Death by PowerPoint

Kapp Notes

This month the Learning Circuits Blog Big Question is about PowerPoint. The question: PowerPoint: What is Appropriate? I decided to create a demonstration showing good and bad uses of PowerPoint to make a particular point. When and Why? You can watch the short presentation (less than 10 minutes) by clicking on this link to the presentation Avoiding Death by PowerPoint.

The Big Questions: Issues and Trends

Clive on Learning

The latest Big Questio n on the ASTD Learning Circuits blog is designed to set the agenda for discussion over the coming months. The question is: What issues and trends do you think are having a major impact on the industry—and should be on the hot list for the blog to tackle? Is it even remotely realistic that a classroom trainer would be any good at creating e-learning? How long does it take to learn how to create e-learning?

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Big Question: Instructional Design as a Spectrum

Learning Visions

Monday, February 04, 2008 The Big Question: Instructional Design as a Spectrum The Learning Circuits Big Question this month: Instructional Design - If, When and How Much? My response here is not so much an answer to this question, but rather, further musings on this endless topic that Ive been rambling on about of late. What if we say that everyone who creates instruction is an instructional designer. Create complex simulations and games.

Design Day and the ASTD Big Question for July

Kapp Notes

I left a comment on Tony Karrer's blog about creating a "Design Day" so that everyone in the blogosphere adds a comment about the importance of instructional design as opposed to focusing on technology. 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?

The Big Question: How do you respond to the ‘I want it now’ demand?

Clive on Learning

On the ASTD Learning Circuits blog, they ask the question “How do you address the ‘I want it now’ demand from stakeholders.” Now I know this question went up on April 1st but I’m taking it at face value. If you want to help make the message stick then you have some other quick-fire options: set up a forum for Q&A allow for comments, blog-style prepare some short and simple worked examples or case studies create a quick quiz TV stations and newspapers have a plan B.

Show Me the Examples! ASTD Big Question for June

Kapp Notes

This month the question is "Where are the Examples of eLearning?" Clark Aldrich's blog entry for the big question has a great list of games and simulations that you need to check out. 23 Things created by Helene Blowers. 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. I've decided to look at several different types of "e-learning."

April Big Question - Content Vendor Value

Tony Karrer

Since I'm likely not going to be blogging for about a week starting Friday, I thought I'd get an early jump on this month's Big Question from LCB - ILT and Off-the-Shelf Vendors - What Should They Do? There's really a lot at stake in this question in that it goes far beyond the question. One of the most important questions is: What's the added value provided by content providers over alternative information sources?

February Big Question: What Questions?

The Learning Circuits

The February Big Question goes to the root of what The Big Question is all about. In a session on Informal Learning by Jay Cross, Harold Jarche and Judy Brown at ASTD TechKnowledge, you could easily see great questions getting raised by both the presenters and the audience. and "How can I create informal learning experiences for new managers in my organization?" Sometimes we're asking a question when we should be asking a different one.

The February BIG QUESTION!

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

What Questions Should We Be Asking? Well, I think the biggest question is STILL, "Why US?". Why do we ("learning professionals") continue to think we have the answers that are special to learning.how it should be done.who should create it.and how should others consume it? Maybe the question is "Do we still add value to the new learning equation?" Technology IS driving the changes in learning these days: Search (rip), create (mix), connect (feed).

Development Tools I Would Learn If I Were You - June's Big Question

eLearning Cyclops

June's Big Question over at the Learning Circuits blog is regarding tools one should ".learn So back to the big question, I would recommend the following types of tools, and examples where appropriate, that you should ".learn Graphics editing : There is a good chance you will need to create and/or edit graphics for your courses (e.g. Keep in mind some may be DHTML output, others create Flash SWFs. By 2015, I am sure many will create HTML5 files too.

Is the Big Question Half-Full or Half-Empty?

Tony Karrer

This month's Big Question - What Questions Should We be Asking? Dave Lee just told us that there are 102 Questions. The original genesis of this question was a combination of my continual desire for Better Questions for Learning Professionals and an experience I had at a session where I heard a question that I thought was fantastic. Or when I see a question that I don't know what to do with it. Why do I like these questions?

Big Question Follow-up - Are There Trade-Offs?

Tony Karrer

The Big Question for January - Quality vs. Speed received some responses that caught me a bit off-guard. Several people have stated in various ways that they question the question (with language that ranges from "implicit assumption" to "dumb" to "insane"). I posted on LCB a follow-up set of questions that gets at some of the contention.

September Big Question - Where to Work?

The Learning Circuits

This question was sent to me a few weeks ago and I think it's great. The basic question is what are the best places to work. So, this month's big questions is. So, this month, The Big Question is. Please answer this question by posting to your own blog or commenting on this post. We have created a del.icio.us tag for The Big Question.

The Big Question for November - Future of ISD / ADDIE / HPT?

Tony Karrer

November's Big Question on the Learning Circuits Blog has been posted. The question this month is: Are ISD / ADDIE / HPT relevant in a world of rapid elearning, faster time-to-performance, and informal learning? To me, this is one of the most important questions facing us today. and 2.0 - and particularly the shift in who creates content, you'll notice that the bulk of content creation moves from the learning function to SMEs or workers/learners.

Choosing Tools - Big Question for July

The Learning Circuits

As compared to ten years ago when there were roughly four major authoring tools, today there are a large number of different tools and different approaches to creating content. So, this month, The Big Question is. Please answer this question by posting to your own blog or commenting on this post.

March Big Question: Supporting New Managers?

The Learning Circuits

And that means that we can ask this month's big question - a few days late. This month's big question actually was a question asked by an attendee at Jay Cross' presentation on informal learning at ASTD TechKnowledge. So, this month, The Big Question is. Please answer this question by posting to your own blog or commenting on this post. Ok, so it looks like Learning Circuits Blog is not a spam blog after all.

The big question: choosing tools

Clive on Learning

The Learning Circuits Blog Big Question for July is 'how should e-learning developers choose their authoring tools given the proliferation of tools on the market?' Nevertheless, I believe I should address the Big Question in a more measured way than in last week's rant, so here goes. The answer to the question, of course, is that it depends on what you are trying to create.

My E-learning predictions and plans for 2011 #LCBQ

Challenge to Learn

On that community he runs a series of post regarding ‘The big question’ The question of the month is: What are your Predictions and Plans for 2011? In stead of creating complete courses he will be coaching learners and Sme’s and instead his writing role will become more an editorial role. LCBQ e-Learning EasyGenerator Innovation Learning Circuit The big question Vision on e-Learning

The big question: the impact of brain science on e-learning design

Clive on Learning

The Big Question for July on the ASTD Learning Circuits Blog is “Does the discussion of ‘how the brain learns’ impact your elearning design?” What this new focus on objective and relatively unbiased research has done is to (1) help us to recognise the pop psychology for what it is and (2) to create a bridge between the opposing forces in learning and development (the behaviourist/cognitivists and the constructivists).

The Big Question: Leading the charge

Clive on Learning

In the Learning Circuits Blog , Tony Karrer poses a whole series of questions related to the role of learning and development professionals in promoting informal learning / social learning / learning 2.0 concept must be appropriate to the organisation, and this is open to question when you're looking beyond knowledge workers. It would be great if this could happen as a result of a strategy created by learning professionals, but any route will do.

Top 5 Strategies for Creating Sales Content that Closes Deals

Allego

For today’s product marketers, creating content that supports this sales cycle has never been more challenging. Yet, despite their best efforts, a chasm often exists between the content created by marketing and the content used by sellers. The big question is: why?

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Impact of informal learning: output learning #LCBQ

Challenge to Learn

The question of the month #LCBQ is: How do you assess whether your informal learning, social learning, continuous learning and performance support initiatives have the desired impact or if they achieve the desired results? So this is an excellent question. So in fact you can ask the same question for formal learning activities. This isn’t an easy question and there is no easy answer (or in any case not one answer).

The Big Question: What will workplace learning technology look like in 2015?

Clive on Learning

The May Big Question in the Learning Circuits Blog is What will workplace learning technology look like in 2015 ? The recession has created an opportunity and – as they say – you should never waste a good crisis. Managers have started to question the money spent on traditional training, the time this absorbs, and to some extent the environmental impact. My first instinct was to pass on this one, because it seems only a few months since we made our predictions for 2010.

Big Question for June - Where are the Examples of eLearning?

The Learning Circuits

So, this month I wanted to ask a slightly different kind of question that hopefully can produce something of value. The Big Question is. Please answer this question by posting to your own blog or commenting on this post. One of the things that has always been somewhat surprising to me is that there seem to be relatively few examples of different kinds of eLearning available out there.