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Post from: The eLearning Coach User Interface Design For eLearning – Updated. Share this on Facebook Share this on del.icio.us Share it on StumbleUpon Add this to 100 bookmarks. The computer user interface is that nebulous space where humans interact with the machine. Many people find this space frustrating because it’s easy to get lost or because the system doesn’t work as expected.

eLearning Cyclops: Great Resource for Using Graphics in eLearning.

eLearning Cyclops

The eLearning Coach. Recently I had the pleasure of attending a presentation by the eLearning Coach , Connie Malamed, at an ISD breakfast we have for our Johns Hopkins instructional designers. So, thank you eLearning Coach for the fantastic presentation and for sharing your knowledge at theelearningcoach.com. My New Social Bookmarking Tool. eLearning Cyclops. My insights on elearning and mlearning. Pages. Free eLearning. Cloud Apps. About Me. Privacy Policy.

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Work Literacy Launch

Clark Quinn

When discussing new(ish) tools like blogs and social bookmarking, and discussing things like advanced search techniques, there's a gap in knowledge work skills. Our goal is create a vibrant network of individuals, companies and organizations interested in participating in a variety of ways: learners, testers, experts, teachers, coaches, and I'm sure many others. Point us to resources using the Del.icio.us

Work Literacy Launch

Tony Karrer

When discussing new(ish) tools like blogs and social bookmarking, and discussing things like advanced search techniques, there's a gap in knowledge work skills. Our goal is create a vibrant network of individuals, companies and organizations interested in participating in a variety of ways: learners, testers, experts, teachers, coaches, and I'm sure many others. Point us to resources using the Del.icio.us

Open Source eLearning Tools

Tony Karrer

You can find a long list of tools broken into authoring tools, games/simulations, quiz/test tools, social media, delivery platforms, tracking and whether they support mobile. eLearning Technology , July 28, 2006 Scuttle – an open source social bookmarking tool Corporate Social Bookmarking Tools - eLearning Technology , May 21, 2008 Web 2.0 I was just asked about trends in open source for eLearning and particularly open source eLearning tools.

Social Media And Learning

The eLearning Coach

In this article, I’m featuring a wonderful interview with successful social media expert, Jane Hart. She provides compelling reasons to implement a social and collaborative environment as part of workplace learning. You can read more from Jane at her blog, Social Media in Learning. eLearning Coach: You were an early adopter of using social technologies for learning purposes. eLearning Coach: What are your criteria for defining a technology as social ?

Announcing Free Storyboard Templates

The eLearning Coach

In case you haven’t heard, The eLearning Coach now has a collection of free downloadable storyboard templates for both Word and PowerPoint that were graciously donated by the eLearning community. Post from: The eLearning Coach Announcing Free Storyboard Templates. Share this on Facebook Share this on del.icio.us Share it on StumbleUpon Add this to 100 bookmarks.

How the Brain Remembers eLearning

eLearning Brothers

Thanks to Connie over at The eLearning Coach. Share this on del.icio.us. I ran across the great article on Work Memory. This is an interesting topic for eLearning designers because we are typically trying to “cram&# tons of information into someone’s head in less than 30 mins. There are great tips in the article that could help us build better training. The ones that jumped out to me were: Working memory is characterized by a small capacity.

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2.0 is a philosophy, not a technology

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Social SharePoint 2010, eRoom/Documentum. Social Mentoring/ coaching. Social Websites? Social Books? Social Collaborative projects. Social Wikis. Social Blogs (written/ video). Social Micro-blogging. Social Social bookmarking, ranking/rating/tagging.

Instructivism, constructivism or connectivism?

E-Learning Provocateur

In turn, teachers enthusiastically transformed themselves into facilitators , guiding and coaching the participants to inquire, explore, discover and even generate new learnings. For example, face-to-face classes with monologous trainers and one-to-one coaching sessions remain popular modes of delivery. In a previous article , I provided the following examples of potential information sources that the learner could incorporate into their personal learning network: Social bookmarks.

Wikis and Learning – 60 Resources

Tony Karrer

So, of course, I went to eLearning Learning and I looked at Wiki , Collaborative Learning with Wikis , Wikis and eLearning 2.0 , Wikis Corporate eLearning , Social Learning with Wikis , Wiki Security and a few others. trainingwreck , January 23, 2010 Social Learning Strategies Checklist - Social Enterprise Blog , January 11, 2010 Extending elearning? I’m involved in several discussions around how to use Wikis as part of learning solutions.

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Informal Learning: An Interview With Jay Cross

The eLearning Coach

Social learning technologies, which often facilitate informal learning, seem to have paved the way for greater interest in this approach. So I think readers of The eLearning Coach would appreciate an interview with a person who wrote the book on the subject … literally. Coach: What is your definition of informal learning? Coach: What are examples of offline informal learning? Coach: And examples of online informal learning? Jay: Learning is social.

Social Learning Examples

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

At DevLearn, many people lamented the difficulty of explaining the benefits of social media to their managers and peers. Jane mined the submissions of her delightful tools database and came up with 100+ ways to use social media for learning. Next, Jane details using social media for different types of learning. PDL – Personal Directed Learning – how individuals can use social media for their own (self-directed) personal or professional learning.

eLearning Cyclops: Making It Over The Wall #LCBQ

eLearning Cyclops

Social media - Right now I am in the midst of encouraging staff to use social media as a learning and teaching tool. Social media provides access to an immense amount of informal learning and direct access to experts outside the organization walls. Give staff easily accessible avenues to getting over the wall like links to social bookmarks that contain well organized, tagged, learning opportunities. Coach staff on their job development. eLearning Cyclops.

10 Patterns of Interaction: Implementing Social Learning Strategies in eLearning

eFront

There are a multitude of interaction methods in an eLearning environment to promote social learning. Research has repeatedly indicated the enhanced productivity associated with social learning. Before we talk about the best techniques to aid your eLearners to learn socially, as in Social Learning – a pretty big buzzword these days, let us explain one simple fact. This pattern is common in coaching, counseling, mentoring and apprenticeship.

Personal Learning Environments and personal learning environments

Tony Karrer

There's some truth to that, but at the end of my What's New in eLearning session (on blogs, wikis, social bookmarking, rss readers, etc.) It includes my wife, friends and work colleagues, my tennis coach, my books, magazines and newspapers, the TV I watch, the films I see, the radio programmes that I listen to. There's been quite a bit of discussion going on around Personal Learning Environments (PLEs) and personal learning environments.

10 Patterns of Interaction: Implementing Social Learning Strategies in eLearning

eFront

There are a multitude of interaction methods in an eLearning environment to promote social learning. Research has repeatedly indicated the enhanced productivity associated with social learning. Before we talk about the best techniques to aid your eLearners to learn socially, as in Social Learning – a pretty big buzzword these days, let us explain one simple fact. This pattern is common in coaching, counseling, mentoring and apprenticeship.

How creative is your environment?

The eLearning Coach

Post from: The eLearning Coach How creative is your environment? Share this on del.icio.us. I’ve worked with numerous design and development teams over the years and one noticeable characteristic of these teams was their creativity. They spent lots of productive time creating games, matching themes to content, brainstorming interactions and developing suspenseful scenarios. Yet among some learner groups, online learning has a reputation for being boring and dull.

Knowledge and Learning In The News - 10/15/2005

Big Dog, Little Dog

Executive Coach Leigh Henderson was curious to see what it would take to change the question from "Why are only nine Fortune 500 companies run by women?" Four main web technologies: blogs, RSS, social bookmarking and flickr and the role technology can play in education The Dream Factory - Wired magazine. From design to delivery, custom manufacturing is coming soon to a desktop near you. Inside the "fab lab" revolution. How Level is the Leadership Playing Field?"

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Peeragogy

Jay Cross

Your workscape may include being coached on giving effective presentations, calling the help desk for an explanation, and researching an industry on the Net. Show me what others are interested in, as with social bookmarks like Diigo and Delicious. link to your blog and bookmarks, people in your network, links to documents you frequently share, members of your network. Social network – for online conversation, connecting with people, and all of the above functions.

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The Future Of Learning Design

The eLearning Coach

Coach: What types of challenges do newer technologies, such as mobile and podcast, present to the instructional designer? Coach: In general, how do you compare the effect and impact of informal learning in the workplace versus formal, structured eLearning? Coach: How do you think social media and newer technologies will converge in the learning space in the next 5-10 years? They are leveraging social media technologies Facebook, Twitter, ect.,

Your Brain On 3D Learning

The eLearning Coach

Post from: The eLearning Coach Your Brain On 3D Learning. Share this on del.icio.us. Help! I’ve been caught in an immersive 3D Learning Environment! Oh wait, this is just my office. I guess the book, Learning in 3D, has kind of rewired my brain. I’m sure this is an improvement. According to the authors, Karl Kapp and Tony Driscoll, it’s just a matter of time until virtual immersive environments are commonly accepted as the learning mode of choice.

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Writing Microcopy: Tips and Pointers

The eLearning Coach

Read more about User Interface design on The eLearning Coach. Post from: The eLearning Coach Writing Microcopy: Tips and Pointers. Share this on del.icio.us. Did you ever spend an hour writing a four or five word phrase or short instruction? During that time, you probably felt like an obsessive perfectionist—hunched over the computer trying to get it just right.

Cognitive Psychology Anyone?

The eLearning Coach

Post from: The eLearning Coach Cognitive Psychology Anyone? Share this on del.icio.us. As a learning professional, it’s important to stay fresh and current. You need to feel motivated and even fascinated with your work. One way to do this is to delve into how people learn and how the brain works. This can give you the deep insights required to understand learners and to create worthwhile learning experiences.

Games And Simulations

The eLearning Coach

Coach: How did you become an evangelist for learning through games, simulations and gadgets? Coach: In terms of online learning, what are the cognitive advantages of learning through games rather than through presentation-style instruction? Coach: What technologies and gadgets could eLearning designers be making better use of right now? Share with the social buttons below. Post from: The eLearning Coach Games And Simulations.

NextGen LMS Features (Now and Later)

eLearning 24-7

The meet the minimum 16 standards you need for an LMS (to be defined IMO), and on top of that hit the next generation current set of features (includes some aspects of social, gamification, general items, UI/UX – i.e. user experience). . Social – Create a community across the system, create communities tied to each group, create community tied to each course. Social Profiles. Other cool capability – include social bookmarking into your system.

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eLearning Around The Web

The eLearning Coach

Brief History of Social Media. Brett Borders has written a history lesson of social media that may surprise you. Post from: The eLearning Coach eLearning Around The Web. Share this on del.icio.us. Tags: DESIGN ISD RECENT ARTICLES elearning social media Here is an end-of-the-year roundup of eLearning and related articles you might find helpful, interesting or enjoyable. They cover all kinds of topics. 12 Top Notch Online Presentation Tools.

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Learning From Visual Data

The eLearning Coach

Post from: The eLearning Coach Learning From Visual Data. Share this on del.icio.us. In the not so distant past, the visualization of data was reserved for the scientific community. It helped researchers grasp the structure and relationships in large sets of data. But the explosion of complex information in most knowledge domains has changed all that. It seems that now, the appreciation for visual thinking is growing and you can find many data visualizations in the popular media.

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Are Your Online Tests Reliable?

The eLearning Coach

Post from: The eLearning Coach Are Your Online Tests Reliable? Share this on Facebook Share this on del.icio.us Share it on StumbleUpon Add this to 100 bookmarks. After going through all the effort of developing a test, you want it to be an accurate measure, right? That’s why it’s so important to plan for a test’s validity and reliability. In the suspenseful and dramatic article, Are Your Online Tests Valid? ,

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Are Your Online Tests Valid?

The eLearning Coach

Post from: The eLearning Coach Are Your Online Tests Valid? Share this on Facebook Share this on del.icio.us Share it on StumbleUpon Add this to 100 bookmarks. You can’t make it through a year of designing eLearning without having to write test questions at some point. If you don’t have formal training in this area or if you forgot what you learned in that sleep-inducing Educational Statistics class, this article is for you.

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The Power Of Visual Grouping

The eLearning Coach

Post from: The eLearning Coach The Power Of Visual Grouping. Share this on Facebook Share this on del.icio.us Share it on StumbleUpon Add this to 100 bookmarks. In the very early stages of vision—before we’re really conscious of it—our perceptual processes are humming away, attempting to organize the sensory data from our eyes into something that might be meaningful.

10 Rules For Writing Multiple Choice Questions

The eLearning Coach

Post from: The eLearning Coach 10 Rules For Writing Multiple Choice Questions. Share this on del.icio.us. This is a back-to-basics article about the undervalued and little-discussed multiple choice question. It’s not as exciting as a 3D virtual learning environment, but it might be just as important. If you need to use tests, then you want to reduce the errors that occur from poorly written items.

Realistic Graphics and Learning: What’s most effective?

The eLearning Coach

Post from: The eLearning Coach Realistic Graphics and Learning: What’s most effective? Share this on del.icio.us. Before you just place any old photo into an online course or informational web site, it’s a good idea to think about whether a realistic graphic is required. And if so, how much realism will be most effective? By realism, I mean how well a graphic appears to be a successful copy of its referent.

Is this instructional design?

The eLearning Coach

As social media technologies for learning become increasingly important to organizations and to individuals, instructional designers will need to focus on broad learning events and strategies that incorporate many approaches rather than on individual courses. Post from: The eLearning Coach Is this instructional design? Share this on del.icio.us. A reader named Michaela recently emailed to ask what an instructional designer does.

Review: The Back of the Napkin

The eLearning Coach

Post from: The eLearning Coach Review: The Back of the Napkin. Share this on Facebook Share this on del.icio.us Share it on StumbleUpon Add this to 100 bookmarks. eLearning is an abundantly visual medium. As a result, designers and developers who can think visually are able to envision the final product, conceive visuals for content and visualize how information fits together. The great news is that visual thinking can be developed.

10 Ways To Learn In 2010

The eLearning Coach

It’s a visual search engine that draws content from all over the Web, particularly social media sites. Other real time search engines that get better reviews are Twazzup , Tweetzi, IceRocket (searches other social media too) and TweetScan. Scrapplet uses a drag and drop approach for mashing up content, particularly from social media sites. Post from: The eLearning Coach 10 Ways To Learn In 2010. Share this on del.icio.us.

Content Organization Cheat Sheet

The eLearning Coach

Post from: The eLearning Coach Content Organization Cheat Sheet. Share this on Facebook Share this on del.icio.us Share it on StumbleUpon Add this to 100 bookmarks. People who create eLearning get involved in many types of content development tasks.

Text To Speech Synthesizers

The eLearning Coach

Post from: The eLearning Coach Text To Speech Synthesizers. Share this on del.icio.us. Do you like Paul and Kate or are you fond of Mike and Crystal? Personally, I think Charles and Audrey from the UK are brilliant. This is how you start to think about voice characters after listening to them through text to speech synthesizers (TTS). When Adobe included a text to speech application in Captivate 4, I began to think that TTS might be a viable option in certain situations.

35 More Qualities Of The Ideal Instructional Designer

The eLearning Coach

Post from: The eLearning Coach 35 More Qualities Of The Ideal Instructional Designer. Share this on del.icio.us. A few months ago I published a list of the 10 Qualities Of The Ideal Instructional Designer. Since then, the eLearning community contributed so many qualities to the list it is now overflowing. The comments more or less fell into a few categories: working with SMEs, designing and developing content, love of learning, business savvy and personal attributes.

Great FREE Software Downloads

The eLearning Coach

It’s a way to broadcast and get updates with AIM buddies from all your social media. Post from: The eLearning Coach Great FREE Software Downloads. Share this on del.icio.us. I don’t mean to sound dated, but sometimes I use the type of software that installs on my hard drive rather than an online application. And every so often, some great software comes along that saves time and frustration and can be downloaded for free.