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eLearning Pet Peeves

Association eLearning

It’s also frustrating from a quality assurance perspective. Examples : Audio levels are too high or too low, the sound quality is bad, the narrator is monotoned, or the narration itself is dull or unnatural sounding. They’re built for basic functionality, not quality.

Learning is Everybody’s Business

Origin Learning

Facebook 1 Twitter 3 Google+ 2 LinkedIn 5 Pinterest 0 In our previous blog , we articulated how a judicious mix of instructor-led and online learning strategies will make your organization conducive for learning. Basically, learning per se has become a social cognitive process.

Love-Hate Theory, Learner Motivation, Connectivism and Other Such Thoughts.

ID Reflections

You can read the post here: Business-driven Learning and LH Theory (Love-Hate Theory). This triggered thoughts related to learner motivation and how even a “business driven” or “business centric” program benefit from motivated learners. This further led me to mull over some of the fundamental theories all of us IDs start out our ID career armed with. From a business perspective, they are cheaper and faster to create and deliver.

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A Quick, No-Nonsense Guide to Basic Instructional Design Theory

SHIFT eLearning

A lot of eLearning professionals, especially those who have just started with their practice, often ask about the need for theory. Why bother with an instructional design theory at all? Practice and theory actually goes hand in hand. Taxonomy of Learning Theories.

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“Digital Mindset”: What Is It All About?

Learnnovators

“Digital mindset” seems to have become another buzzword–rather buzz-phrase to be grammatically precise–whenever the conversation (online or offline) veers toward social business, social learning, collaboration, and other 21st Century phenomenon in general.

Learning Theory - Enterprise 2.0 - Social Software - eLearning Learning Weekly Hot List

eLearning Learning Posts

eLearning Learning Hot List. Top 100 Learning Game Resources - Upside Learning Blog , June 24, 2009. SharePoint vs. Social Media - Engaged Learning , June 22, 2009. Where Organizations Go Wrong With e-Learning - MinuteBio , June 20, 2009. It’s not enough to be a professional, you also have to act like one - Clive on Learning , June 25, 2009. Learning Visions , June 26, 2009. Clive on Learning , June 22, 2009. Learning Theory (7).

Working Out Loud: Using the Tools We Already Have

Learnnovators

A bit more conscious thinking behind why, when and how we use these platforms can transform our daily meandering interactions into purposeful habits around learning, sharing and community building. The former leads to focused learning and the latter leads to serendipitous discoveries.

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Kirkpatrick’s Four Levels of Evaluation

Learnnovators

Level 1 Evaluation – Reactions: Level one serves to be the gauge – it evaluates how participants/trainees react to the training program or learning experience. The most common learning evaluation tools are assessments or tests conducted before and after the training.

Learning design talent at Sponge UK attracts top award

Sponge UK

NEWS: Kate Nicholls, Head of Learning Innovation at leading elearning company, Sponge UK has been named Learning Technologies Designer of the Year. After more than a decade working in learning design, Kate became Head of Learning Innovation at Sponge this year.

Clark Quinn – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

ABOUT CLARK QUINN (Learning Technology Strategist): Clark Quinn, Ph.D., helps organizations align technology with how we think, work, and learn. ABOUT THIS INTERVIEW SERIES: ‘ Crystal Balling with Learnnovators ’ is a thought-provoking interview series that attempts to gaze into the future of e-learning. It comprises stimulating discussions with industry experts and product evangelists on emerging trends in the learning landscape.

Back To Basics: Instructional Design Terminology

Obsidian Learning

Blended Learning: Also referred to as hybrid learning. Cognitive Strategies: Specific methods used to solve problems, including reasoning, planning, rehearsal of newly learned information, and relating newly-learned information to existing knowledge.

ROI of continuous training: HR Directors’ unsolvable problem?

Coorpacademy

’ The senior executive : ‘ To measure the return on investment, I need to see the training’s added value to business. How does it impact my business results?’ ’ The Chief Learning Officer : ‘ How can I measure my coworkers’ real learning impact?

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Memoirs of an "Instructional Designer"

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. I have never taken a course in adult learning theory. My current business card says Im a "Manager of Instructional Design". I have learned everything I "know" about instructional design and teaching by doing. After a few years, I got involved in an IT initiative (then it was called MIS) -- designing a new software application to support our call center business.

Best Practices for Blended Learning Design

Web Courseworks

Association educational leaders who are responsible for developing adult learning programs often struggle with defining what makes for a quality educational program, especially one that relies heavily on technology. Key Ingredients of Blended Learning Program Design.

Who are Instructional Designers? The existential dilemma.

ID Reflections

To gain personal clarity on the role of an ID in a business setting b. BA = Business Analyst c. Comments on other blog(s) regarding qualities of an ID: Perfect Behaviour 6. 5.Professionals from the E-Learning industry are preferred. What is a Business Analyst?

Who is Behind Your LMS?

LearnDash

The learning industry is experiencing tremendous growth as lighter weight technology opens the doors to new learning theories and practices. Educational institutions and corporations both know how important a quality learning program is to their student/employee success.

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Project Aha!

Jay Cross

is a set of practices I’m developing to help pull-workers learn to learn. I’m investigating what it takes for a learner to become self-sufficient, to both learn and design learning experiences. We didn’t deal with this when I went to Business School.

Best Practices for Blended Learning Design

Web Courseworks

Association educational leaders who are responsible for developing adult learning programs often struggle with defining what makes for a quality educational program, especially one that relies heavily on technology. Key Ingredients of Blended Learning Program Design.

What’s the CEO want to see

Clark Quinn

minutes” or “we identified the problem and were able to reduce the errors in manufacturing back to our y/100 baseline” These may even include “saving us $z” To do this, of course, means you’re actually addressing key business impact drivers. You need to be talking to the business units, using their measures and performance consulting to find and fix the problems. That’s the learning that occurs outside the course!

Do You Evaluate Your Training?

Enyota Learning

Let us say you’ve built the training in-house or you engaged with a learning development partner, and courses have been created and deployed on the LMS. Has there been any improvement to your business that is a direct result of the training you’ve been providing?

The Impact of Social Learning: Will You Be The First? | Social.

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS The Impact of Social Learning: Will You Be The First? But what does that have to do with social learning? Social learning no longer has to take place in person.

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Online Video: the Perfect Social Learning Tool? | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Online Video: the Perfect Social Learning Tool? Because video is, apparently, a perfect manifestation of social learning theory.

The Return of the (Digital) Native | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS The Return of the (Digital) Native by Jim on March 25, 2011 in mobile learning In recent years, we’ve all heard a lot about digital natives.

Who's Building the Social Learning Roads? | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Who’s Building the Social Learning Roads? We understand that social media, and at a higher level social learning, are crucial to course design moving forward.

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How Social Networks Can Harness the Power of Weak Ties | Social.

Dashe & Thomson

If we separate the human aspect of social networking from the technology, we can learn a lot more about the power of networks – not just from today’s pundits, but from many years of sociological research on the topic.

The Combination of Learning and Play: Finding the Sweet Spot

Designing Digitally

Many educators who want to utilize the latest advancements in technology and learning theory are stopped short by one obstacle or another. Work is busy, face to face class-time is limited, and so are the funds. Taking a game that is fun and stuffing it with learning objectives.

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Social Media: The Virtual “Over-The-Partition” Learning Network.

Dashe & Thomson

Bureau of Labor Statistics, over 70% of workplace knowledge is learned informally (a statistic that is frequently referenced in the learning industry). While I haven’t seen more recent data, my experience is that the informal learning trend holds true today.

Who's Going to Build the Social Learning Roads?

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Who’s Building the Social Learning Roads? We understand that social media, and at a higher level social learning, are crucial to course design moving forward.

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Give User Adoption the Respect it Deserves | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Whether you’re implementing SAP, one of the many Oracle products, or the latest Business Intelligence tool, user resistance, misaligned business processes and lack of user skill and understanding are most commonly at the root of most failed technology initiatives.

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Top 25 websites for elearning tips

Sponge UK

Clive on Learning. E-Learning 24/7. eLearning Learning. Elliott Masie’s Learning TRENDS. Learning in the modern workplace. Learning Solutions Magazine. Learning with ‘e’s. The Rapid E-learning Blog. Will At Work Learning.

Can Games Transform the World? | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Can Games Transform the World? Games seem like a really cool way to add some fun to learning and seem to pose little or no risk to the learning outcome.

How Social Learning is Powering Up Today’s Workplaces

Learnnovators

Learning would be exceedingly laborious, not to mention hazardous, if people had to rely solely on the effects of their own actions to inform them what to do. ” – Albert Bandura (Originator of Social Learning Theory). “ How can L&D support social learning?

Top Learning, Technology & Media Links: Weekly Digest – 6

Upside Learning

19 Enlightening Infographics About e-Learning and Online Education. This article showcases 19 infographics about e-Learning and online education that are all enlightening in their information about the quality, popularity and accessibility for online learning.

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Work as Improv Theater: Teaching the Right-Brained Learner.

Dashe & Thomson

The era of “left brain” dominance, and the Information Age that it engendered, are giving way to a new world in which “right brain” qualities-inventiveness, empathy, meaning-predominate. I’ve often wondered what all this right-brained thinking means for the learning industry.

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Beyond the Hype: Technology’s True Place in Learning

CLO Magazine

Education psychologist Dr. Robert Mayer once said, “Learning is a relatively permanent change in a person’s knowledge or behavior due to experience.” If you learned, probably so. The media spin on how people learn fluctuates.

Three Reasons Why Corporate Training Departments Could Become.

Dashe & Thomson

Most likely by small, specialized teams focused on business results. Today, broadcast quality video can be shot on a digital SLR camera that costs less than $2,000. A similar trend is taking place in the learning and development industry. Learn about Social Learning.

The Sound of Silence | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

The usual rationale given for why eLearning needs both text and audio is that it accommodates multiple learning styles. Oddly enough, however, it’s a rare day when you hear people say “I learn so much better when my brain is trying to do two things at once.”

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