Weekly Bookmarks (1-2-2011)

Experiencing eLearning

Four-step model by Ruth Clark on designing for synchronous online training via Elluminate etc. The article is from 2005 and has nothing earth shattering if you’ve been doing this a while, but it’s a solid introduction to how to use the tools effectively and blend synchronous learning with other forms. tags: e-learning synchronous instructionaldesign blended. 3 Web-Based Tools that Generate Awesome Tag Clouds.

3 Hot Tips and Best Practices for Blended Learning Solutions

SweetRush

The blend could include asynchronous training modalities—such as eLearning, reading, research, and observation—or synchronous modalities, such as instructor-led or virtual instructor-led facilitation or a mix of both. Blended learning solutions can help to address this imbalance by taking content that doesn’t require a facilitator outside the classroom and reserving the classroom time for meaningful practice, coaching, and feedback. Synchronous? Skills-based) ILT or vILT.

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What Can March Madness Teach Us About Blended Learning? | Social.

Dashe & Thomson

Blended learning may be a newer phenomenon in the corporate world, but coaches have been using a mixture of video, instructor-led, experiential and peer-to-peer learning for decades. After a game is complete, the coach will break down the film, showing players what they did right and wrong. Then, to prepare for the next opponent, the coach will show film of that opponent in action. From here, the coaching staff will lay out a game plan.

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Give User Adoption the Respect it Deserves | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

This should come in the form of blended learning: using ILT, eLearning, performance support and user-generated content to teach the end users how to properly wield their powerful new tool.

Why Companies Should Spend More on Social Learning | Social.

Dashe & Thomson

ILT vs. WBT vs. informal learning). Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Why Companies Should Spend More on Social Learning by Paul on May 5, 2011 in Informal Learning , blended learning , social learning Companies are spending next to nothing on social learning, and their frugality is going to come back to haunt them.

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Teaching Online Courses – 60 Great Resources

Tony Karrer

I looked at Virtual Classroom , Distance Learning , ILT , Teaching Distance Learning. Online Teachers: Instructions - Online Pedagogy/Teaching Tools How to facilitate synchronous learning for real and virtual learners using technology? I received an inquiry about resources that would help instructors who are about to move into teaching online courses. It made me immediately think back to my first experience with an online session.

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What passes for work

Learning Rocks

When you've got a term that encompasses Articulate authored text 'n next packages to online synchronous webinars to emmersive multi-player simulation environments to videoed lectures on YouTube to Ning social networks, it strikes me that you are working with a term that has lost any specificity and thus any real meaning. I've just abandoned a post in which I wondered if it was time to ditch the 'e' in elearning.

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What passes for work

Learning Rocks

When you've got a term that encompasses Articulate authored text 'n next packages to online synchronous webinars to emmersive multi-player simulation environments to videoed lectures on YouTube to Ning social networks, it strikes me that you are working with a term that has lost any specificity and thus any real meaning. I've just abandoned a post in which I wondered if it was time to ditch the 'e' in elearning.

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Make Learning An Experience. Blend It! | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

While we may like to believe that directing and guiding our learners to new understanding is the most effective way to educate, the traditional Instructor-Led Training (ILT) model fails to recognize that our learners have changed. You will still need to create good content, but simple eLearning development tools will help make the transition from ILT to blended learning a smoother one.

What’s in Your Toolbox?

CLO Magazine

Last year, this survey showed that while CLOs shifted their emphasis away from classroom-based, instructor-led training (ILT) toward e-learning, the overall portfolio hasn’t changed very much. Consistent with previous surveys, classroom training is used more often, though the combination of synchronous and asynchronous e-learning continues to represent a growing modality. Organizations that reduced their classroom-based ILT were most often driven by cost.

What is Formal Learning and How Does it Impact Businesses?

LearnUpon

Traditionally synchronous , formal learning usually had all the participants gathered together and learning at the same time. There are a number of different ways to train face-to-face including coaching, on-the-job learning, tutorials, group talks, seminars… the list goes on. . Online training comes in many forms, with LMS courses, webinars , ILTs , podcasts, videos , and even virtual reality all having a role. .

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Why eLearning Development Ratios Can be Hazardous to Your Career.

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Why eLearning Development Ratios Can be Hazardous to Your Career by Jon on November 15, 2010 in budgeting , eLearning Brandon Hall , in partnership with Chapman Alliance , recently published the results of its latest survey about eLearning development ratios.

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The Sound of Silence | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS The Sound of Silence by Jim on April 7, 2011 in eLearning At what point does narration really add anything to an eLearning module, and at what point is it simply being added because “it’s what’s expected?” These are serious questions that deserve serious consideration, but unfortunately they don’t always get it.

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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. These precocious youths, born after or during the general advent of digital technology, have an inherent understanding of its concepts in a way that their forebears cannot hope to achieve.

The Renewed Importance of EHR Training – Meaningful Use Incentives.

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS The Renewed Importance of EHR Training – Meaningful Use Incentives by Jim on March 3, 2011 in EHR Training Since the beginning of last year’s health care debate, we’ve all been hearing a lot about Electronic Health Records (EHR), and the promise they hold for saving money and improving patient outcomes.

Organizational Change Management Cited – Again – as Key.

Dashe & Thomson

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The Ultimate Brain Food: Performance Support | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS The Ultimate Brain Food: Performance Support by Jolene on January 21, 2011 in Informal Learning , eLearning , mobile learning , performance support In his blog post Social Learning and the Exobrain , Simon Bostok (prolific and thought-provoking blogger at Hypergogue ), declares: The smart people in learning have been talking about shifting pretty much everything to Performance Support.

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Do Instructional Designers in the Social Digital Age need an.

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Do Instructional Designers in the Social Digital Age need an Engineering Background?

What Can Charlie Sheen Teach Us About Internal Marketing? | Social.

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS What Can Charlie Sheen Teach Us About Internal Marketing? by Jim on March 8, 2011 in social learning I’ll be honest. My original intention was to use this headline to draw you in, at which point I would hit you with the old bait and switch – no Charlie Sheen. Just good, wholesome, social learning knowledge. But then I got to thinking about it a little more.

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Supercomputer's Win on Jeopardy: Little Comfort to Those.

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Supercomputer’s Win on Jeopardy: Little Comfort to Those Implementing Enterprise Computer Software by Jon on March 1, 2011 in ERP Training , system implementation training IBM’s supercomputer Watson made big news last week by defeating two of the world’s best-ever Jeopardy contestants, Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter.

Learning from The King's Speech | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Learning from The King’s Speech by Jolene on February 26, 2011 in Informal Learning , Instructional Design , Training Development , eLearning , social learning With the Academy Awards coming up, one of the most talked about movies this month must be The King’s Speech, which I finally saw this weekend.

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COVID-19 and its Impact on Learning

eLearning 24-7

It follows a synchronous based approach using a syllabus. Say so long to ILT for the time being. You can create a quick course in any authoring tool and push it online, but what I would do is – if you have coaching – push out the question, “What are your recommendations for working remotely” or something along those lines. It can be very effective and more engaging than OJT, ILT or reading a manual.

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

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Social Media: The Virtual “Over-The-Partition” Learning Network by Jolene on April 28, 2011 in Informal Learning , Instructional Design , Training Development , Video , social learning According to the 1996 report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, over 70% of workplace knowledge is learned informally (a statistic that is frequently referenced in the learning industry).

Analyzing the ROI of Social Media in Training | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Analyzing the ROI of Social Media in Training by Jim on May 3, 2011 in social learning A continuing theme among my blog posts has been the difficulty of demonstrating the ROI of social learning initiatives. We know that they work, our clients find that they work, but there’s not always a lot of hard evidence out there going in to a project.

Why eLearning Development Ratios Can be Hazardous to Your Career

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Why eLearning Development Ratios Can be Hazardous to Your Career by Jon on November 15, 2010 in budgeting , eLearning Brandon Hall , in partnership with Chapman Alliance , recently published the results of its latest survey about eLearning development ratios.

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

Dashe & Thomson

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

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Work as Improv Theater: Teaching the Right-Brained Learner by Jon on January 11, 2011 in Informal Learning , social learning The idea that right brained thinkers will dominate business in the coming century has been gaining momentum since it was first popularized several years ago by Dan Pink in his bestselling book A Whole New Mind.

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Not Everyone is a Social Customer | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Not Everyone is a Social Customer by Paul on February 11, 2011 in Development Tools , customer service , social learning A couple weeks ago I wrote a blog about the need to train your clients on the various methods of…training. The heart of the message was that we should challenge ourselves to open our clients’ eyes to more than what they already know and do.

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Web-Based, Instructor-Led, EPSS? Train Your Client On Training.

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Web-Based, Instructor-Led, EPSS? Train Your Client On Training by Paul on January 31, 2011 in Instructional Design , Training Development In the enterprise learning industry, when you sit down with a client to discuss an opportunity, oftentimes the client has a good idea what they want.

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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? by Andrea on February 23, 2011 in social learning The other night I attended a lecture at the University of Minnesota Medical School. The session was part of a series I am attending on research and advances in regenerative medicine.

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The $2 Whiteboard Shows Power of Peer-to-Peer Learning | Social.

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS The $2 Whiteboard Shows Power of Peer-to-Peer Learning by Jon on December 30, 2010 in Classroom Learning , social learning If you ask most people how they learn things at work –new software, processes, or policies – the vast majority will give you some variation of this theme: “I ask the person next to me.”

Using Wikis to Stop Brain Drain

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Using Wikis to Stop Brain Drain by Jolene on February 23, 2010 in Wikis In his December Training Magazine article Training in a Web 2.0

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Using Wikis to Stop Brain Drain | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Using Wikis to Stop Brain Drain by Jolene on February 23, 2010 in Wikis In his December Training Magazine article Training in a Web 2.0

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Rx for SMEs

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Rx for SMEs by Jolene on January 14, 2011 in subject matter experts , system implementation training Subject Matter Experts are some of the hardest working people on the planet — especially when it comes to system implementation projects.

Rx for SMEs | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Rx for SMEs by Jolene on January 14, 2011 in subject matter experts , system implementation training Subject Matter Experts are some of the hardest working people on the planet — especially when it comes to system implementation projects.

Virtual Boot-Camp: Games and Learning with the U.S. Military.

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Virtual Boot-Camp: Games and Learning with the U.S. Military by Jim on May 19, 2011 in Gaming Theory Think game-based training doesn’t have anything to offer your organization in the way of savings? The Department of Defense disagrees with you. What’s more, they don’t just mean by saving money or time (although their games are doing that, too). They mean by saving lives.

My Learning Resolution For The Year (Hint: It's not “to be.

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS My Learning Resolution For The Year (Hint: It’s not “to be original&# ) by Jim on January 5, 2011 in eLearning , social learning With the New Year comes new resolutions, and I’ve made an effort (you might even call it a resolution) to have at least one of mine be training related (the others were booked solid). How did this come about, you might wonder?

Re-evaluating Evaluation | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Re-evaluating Evaluation by Barbara on March 16, 2011 in Project Management/Project Delivery For years, I have dutifully included a description of Kirkpatrick’s Four Levels of Learning Evaluation in every proposal for every company I have worked with. And every company has agreed to use “Level 1: Reaction,” or?as as it has come to be known—the “Smile Sheet.”

Informal, Formal – End 4 E-Learning

eLearning 24-7

We see it today with synchronous based learning, which thrives in education, especially higher education. . If you are a fan of Coursera or Open Classrooms (big in Europe) you are saying you are a fan of synchronous based i.e. formal learning. You have embraced an ILT approach because it worked so well in the past, that it will do so in the present. Employees dragged into ILT sessions, who gripe. When using the ask an expert or coaching components.

Is Your Measuring Stick Allowing You To Manage For The Better.

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Is Your Measuring Stick Allowing You To Manage For The Better? by Guest on April 2, 2011 in performance support Lynn Cases is a Senior Training Consultant for Dashe & Thomson. She currently leads training at General Mills for Standard Desktop Applications, SharePoint, and New Hire Orientation. The other day I heard a story on the radio about how baseball began.