Recommended Reading Summary: A Chapter of “From Practice Fields to Communities of Practice”

Adobe Captivate

Last October, I posted some recommended reading that complemented one of my classes on gamification. I’ve since started writing chapter summaries (here is the first one ) so people can “preview” some of the great books out there and hopefully end up reading them! Chapter 2: From Practice Fields to Communities of Practice by Sasha Barab and Thomas Duffy (2012). based on levels of performance rather than academic interests.

Autism Education Trust develops Virtual Learning Environment with Stream LXP

Learning Pool

The Autism Education Trust (AET) will implement Learning Pool’s Learning Experience Platform (LXP) Stream to create its first virtual learning environment for 5,000 teaching professionals. . About Learning Pool. Learn & Connect Learning Pool News

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A Two-Pronged Approach to Building Learner Engagement

InSync Training

This loaded question generates answers ranging from design, delivery, implementation, learning environment consideration. Each aspect of the modern learning experience deserve consideration, if we want to get modern learners excited about the prospect of professional development. In thinking about the evolution of learning, and how humans generally learn, two factors stand out: collaboration and community.

From Instructional Design to Enterprise Community Facilitation

ID Reflections

This is a long overdue post, the draft of which had been languishing in my dropbox for some time--half forgotten. But finally I felt this needs to see the light of day. I have reached something of a cross-roads in my career, and I wanted to document the process of this arrival. It has been a long and exciting journey so far, dotted with exciting projects, some wonderful clients, and a tremendous amount of learning. The age of social learning is here.

Supporting online learners

Learning with 'e's

Photo by Steve Wheeler I have just published a third module in my series on digital learning for the ZilLearn platform. If you're new to online teaching, or are revisiting it, do consider spending an hour of your time to browse through the ideas in this module.

Immersive learning environments may become the norm in training

Matrix

Evolution has been the main motor of mankind since the beginning of time. Lately, this motor has been running faster than ever before, as we have the resources and technology to innovate in all aspects of our lives. Learning is not based on impulses and happens in the cerebrum; this is where higher-ordered functions like memory and reasoning occur. How learning works. Learning in immersive environments might just do the trick.

Using a collaborative platform for brilliant learning

Jane Hart

That’s the topic of my webinar at the Online Learning & Skills Conference that will take place on Thursday 28 June from 1 pm – 1.45 Present an overview of the key social features of social collaboration platforms. Demonstrate a number of examples of social activities she has set up. Propose a lite approach to designing social (learning) activities. Show how learning can be embedded in the workflow. >

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Defining an e-Learning Strategy: Planning the Kickoff

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Thursday, June 14, 2007 Defining an e-Learning Strategy: Planning the Kickoff In the spirit of building a Community of Practice -- sharing ideas and processes -- I thought Id try and share what I can of a current project. I did a lot of research in preparing our proposal and making our sales call. The scope of this seems much larger than that.

Online courses must die!

E-Learning Provocateur

There’s method in my madness… The myth of rapid authoring. The proliferation of so-called rapid authoring tools over the last few years has coincided with an explosion in the number of online courses developed in-house. In tandem with this trend, though, has been the increasingly familiar cry of “It’s not interactive!&#. Increasing the number of clicks required to view the content does not make it more interactive. Informalise learning.

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Content creation

Learning with e's

One of the most important digital literacies students require today is the ability to create appropriate content. Content creation is an important feature in many personal learning environment (PLE) models, and together with organising and sharing, makes up the cardinal triumvirate of skills that provides learners with a clear advantage. If you subscribe to constructivist theories of learning, you will understand why the creation of content is important in any context.

Learning to Play by Ear

CLO Magazine

Citi CLO Cameron Hedrick didn’t always dream of becoming a corporate executive. He just loved jazz, and he took care of us,” said Hedrick. I didn’t have the skills for any of the roles in his department, but he connected me with another colleague who took a chance on me.”. At the time, turnover in that department was about 70 percent because most of the reps failed their exams. He spent a total of seven years at Fidelity in various leadership roles.

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Hybrid learning for hybrid jobs: Reskilling for the digital age

CLO Magazine

Talent leaders and learning scientists typically define “hybrid learning” as an approach that combines online instruction with more traditional classroom pedagogy. Today, in an increasingly digital world of work, we more often refer to those roles as just “jobs.”

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Up Pompey

Learning with e's

We were touring in 1982, and one of our bookings took us to play in the main hall of Portsmouth Polytechnic. It was a time of great celebration in Portsmouth (known by sailors as Pompey), because the Falklands War had just ended, and all the naval warships were returning home. So there we were sitting in the back of our Transit Van, perched on the speakers and amplifiers, chomping away in the dark. Suddenly I was aware of a burning sensation.

Content Curation & Association Education Strategy

Web Courseworks

In the Learning & Development world there has been a lot of buzz recently around content curation and the skills associated with being a curator. National associations or “communities of practice” have been in the business of content curation for many years: publishing journals, books containing the community’s body of knowledge, and face to face educational sessions. I call this: making the informal digital learning nuggets formal.

A Conversation with Author Catherine Lombardozzi

Kapp Notes

The other day I caught up with Catherine Lombardozzi who is the principle behind the firm called Learning4Learning Professionals and author of a brand new book. Catherine has been in the field of learning and development for over 30 years doing all sorts of things from the basic to the complex–she has pretty much done it all. Here is part of our conversation. Too much of one, and you’re stuck in a training paradigm. Learning Environments By Design.

EDGEX 2012: About Disruptive Education

ID Reflections

This sentence from Stephen Downes post AWorld to Change best exemplifies one of the key drivers behind a conferencelike EDGEX2012: We need to move beyondthe idea that an education is something that is provided for us, and toward theidea that an education is something that we create for ourselves. If you have ever been inspired by the writings of Paulo Freire ( Pedagogyof the Oppressed , Pedagogyof Hope ), then this conference is for you.

ID Badges: My Experience with TIfPI’s Certification

Experiencing eLearning

The “plus” and gold color signify that this is an outstanding level badge, meaning I received an outstanding rating on at least 7 of the 9 standards. Each of these standards is mapped to performance behaviors, detailed in a Word document. Addresses Sustainability : Considers the best usage of resources (time, money, materials, staffing, technologies, etc.) To earn a badge, you complete an application form explaining how you met all of the standards in a project.

[Case Study] Game Creators’ Odyssey – Ubisoft’s recipe on game design

KnowledgeOne

The main objective is to help students understand the development of games that ensure variety, players’ constant motivation and great flow. These will be achieved through multiple design practices and prototyping activities. Articles Doru Lupeanu Learning TechnologyOverview.

Recommended Reading Summary: A Chapter of “Emerging Technologies for the Classroom”

Adobe Captivate

In October, I posted some recommended reading that complemented one of my classes on gamification. I’ve since started writing chapter summaries (here is the last article ) so people can “preview” some of the great books out there and hopefully end up reading them! Google Scholar features most of the chapter for free. Social media and social networking sites allow individuals and groups to collaborate and learn together.

I Believe in the Importance of a Personal Learning Network

Tom Spiglanin

When I started using Twitter for my professional growth and development, I didn’t realize that I was also starting to build my personal learning network. I simply found myself tweeting at a learning and development conference using its hashtag and others began connecting with me. I hadn’t yet recognized the value of connectedness , but knew immediately that I was learning from each of these encounters.

The Angry Birds Community: Social Learning Utopia?

Dashe & Thomson

The game was introduced to me by my 10-year-old daughter, and we both seem to have the same (huge) amount of fun with it. Angry Birds – the game – can certainly be used as a model for eLearning; it has all the attributes that make for effective game-based learning: immediate rewards and feedback, increasingly challenging tasks, focus on action and decision-making. Interestingly, only 1,970 – or just 10% – of these videos were actually created by RovioMobile, the game-maker.

Top 5 Things Associations can Learn from Corporate Training Departments

Association eLearning

Most associations have provided some degree of member education as part of their mission. And for associations, educational offerings can be a valuable source of non-dues revenue. But with the growth of new learning technologies and with members facing more and more change and a need for continual learning, associations are missing out on an even bigger opportunity. To grow this opportunity, associations can learn from corporate training departments.

Presence Pedagogy: Needs Some More Dimensions

Kapp Notes

The other day, I discovered an interesting article, Presence Pedagogy: Teaching and Learning in a 3D Virtual Immersive World , which describes an educational approach for conducting a learning event in a virtual immersive environment. Flying around in VirtualU: Sense of space is important in virtual learning environments. Read more about my take (and Tony O’Driscoll’s) on the concept and value of 3D in Learning in 3D.

Disruptive Educational Research Conference in India

Jay Cross

In the sixties I dreamed of visiting India but never made it. I’ll be taking part in EdgeX , an event that covers two important themes for education – Learning X.O (the the emergence of network based, collaborative, social, informal and community-led approaches to learning) and Simulations & Serious Games (being able to seriously use these advanced learning tools at strategic scale). Personal Learning Environments, Open Distributed.

Making compliance easier: Ten steps to invigorate your compliance training

Learning Pool

To establish a culture of compliance, training is vital. But compliance learning often falls short, failing to sufficiently engage and motivate employees- leaving your organization at risk of non-compliance. Breaking training down into small chunks has a number of advantages.

How To Create an Interactive Learning School and Engage Your Learners

learnWorlds

“In the social learning system, new patterns of behavior can be acquired through direct experience or by observing the behavior of others.”, Social Learning Theory, Bandura A., How To Create an Interactive Learning School and Engage Your Learners. Learning apps ?

ELC 017: The Limitless Possibilities of xAPI (Tin Can)

The eLearning Coach

Do you want to spread your wings and take advantage of modern technologies? Experience API or xAPI) and discusses its potential for […] Post from: The eLearning Coach ELC 017: The Limitless Possibilities of xAPI (Tin Can). Do you want to spread your wings and take advantage of modern technologies? Experience API or xAPI) and discusses its potential for advancing the learning environment.

Asynchronous learning

Ed App

Asynchronous Learning: What It Is and Why You Need to Know About It. One of the hottest topics these days is asynchronous learning. It’s an essential component in today’s learning environment. Synchronous Learning: Everyone on the Same Page.

Learning with and from others

Litmos

My editor here on the SAP Litmos blog, Samantha Lang , commented that she had been hearing quite a bit about “group versus individual learning” the previous week at a learning conference, and wondered whether I had anything to say on the subject. Oh, I hadn’t thought of it that way.”

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3 Ways to Level Up your eLearning Games

TalentLMS

G ames in the form of mobile applications or desktop games have successfully merged into the adult learning environment. While eLearning games received a considerable amount of resistance, they have proven their worth through superior learning achievement results. Your car’s GPS trying to get you to become a registered member of the application through badges and icons? Have the learners drag the correct items in the image of the first aid box!

People, Process and Product. P3 in eLearning

TalentLMS

Are you trying to find an eLearning consultant who would help develop learning and knowledge management solutions for your organization? Take charge of your organization’s learning needs before you appoint an external consultant. The best learning solutions developed for any company are the ones with intimate involvement of trainers and managers with the eLearning consultants. People are the stakeholders as well as employees of your organization.

People, Process and Product. P3 in eLearning

TalentLMS

Are you trying to find an eLearning consultant who would help develop learning and knowledge management solutions for your organization? Take charge of your organization’s learning needs before you appoint an external consultant. The best learning solutions developed for any company are the ones with intimate involvement of trainers and managers with the eLearning consultants. People are the stakeholders as well as employees of your organization.

Learning & Development Conferences for 2020

Limestone Learning

For many L&D/T&D professionals, a conference is an opportunity to delve into a community of practice where you can see how other professionals are incorporating new innovations and tools into their work. Drop us a line and tell us where you’re going and what you learn!

John Seeley Brown Keynote at #ASTD2013

Learning Visions

10,000 or so training and development people here to extend their practice. How to turn any situation into a learning moment? We have been in a period of instability and it won’t be stable for a long, long time…. Corporations have yet to organize in high-end guilds like world of warcraft. The half life of any skills is shrinking to less than five years. Stocks = assets that we packaged (the old order of corporate training). A lot of it is still tacit.

Using SharePoint

Tony Karrer

SharePoint is so flexible and the documentation for it is so big and diverse, that a big part of my goals have been to understand the different ways that training organizations are using SharePoint. I've had conversations with several of these folks in more detail and with a few others. In this post, I wanted to capture some of the patterns of use of SharePoint that seem to be emerging. Examples , most all of these could have been supported through SharePoint.

Amazing ROI with eLearning

TalentLMS

From the palm of our hand to the tip of our fingers, accessibility to information has been re-defined using eLearning technologies. The Pareto Principle Did you know that the 20% of the workforce in your organization generates 80% of your business? If employees cannot make it to work for a reason, they can still catch up on meetings and live discussions as well communities of practice collaboration sessions. The eLearning hype is way behind us.

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What will your training role be in the future?

The Learning Circuits

After sitting in on a training professional competencies focus group at TechKnowledge 2012, I became more inspired than ever to think about the role that learning and development professionals can look forward to in the future. For those who remain flexible and partake in continuous learning, I think this field will be more exciting than ever, providing wonderful opportunities for the 21st century. Possible future roles of the Learning and Development professional.

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Amazing ROI with eLearning

TalentLMS

From the palm of our hand to the tip of our fingers, accessibility to information has been re-defined using eLearning technologies. The Pareto Principle Did you know that the 20% of the workforce in your organization generates 80% of your business? If employees cannot make it to work for a reason, they can still catch up on meetings and live discussions as well communities of practice collaboration sessions. The eLearning hype is way behind us.

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3 Key Benefits of Video-Based Learning You Should Not Ignore

Obsidian Learning

Video-based learning is an important tool in the learning arsenal. Whether as part of an instructor-led offering, embedded in an online course, or as a stand-alone learning asset, videos can be leveraged in many ways and with great impact. Benefits to Learning Impact.

9 Blended Learning Best Practices for the Corporate Environment

Obsidian Learning

Blended learning is one of the most effective approaches for adult learning, as it combines a variety of delivery methods. But as we’ve discussed previously , there are also a variety of blended learning models that can be adapted for use in the corporate learning environment. To help you narrow down your options, in this article, we will address some of the best practices we believe are critical for successful blended learning programs.