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A Conversation about New “Agile Courseware” Book

Kapp Notes

I received a notice in my in-box the other day about a new self-published book that discussed the idea of something called Lean-Agile Courseware by Raytheon. Kapp: You’ve just released an eBook called Lean-Agile Courseware, what is the book about?

Courseware LMSs – Good or bad for the industry?

eLearning 24-7

The Courseware LMS Approach – Early days and today. When courseware LMSs first started showing up back in the day, it was just about the courses. . First off, there are vendors out there who pitch they are an LMS when in reality they are a courseware provider that has some type of learning platform. Secondly, there are courseware providers who are all about the courses. In other words, a courseware LMS with micro courses as the primary.

Why Custom Courseware is the Future of Enterprise Learning

Training Industry

With this knowledge, we have just uncovered an ideal subject for your first piece of custom courseware. You can use a custom courseware initiative to define what makes your company unique and why somebody would want to do business with you. So far, we have used the term “custom courseware.” However, the foundation of the content can be almost identical to custom courseware, with the addition of a marketing spin that helps to create brand awareness and increase market share.

Considerations in Developing Accessible Courseware

ICS Learning

The post Considerations in Developing Accessible Courseware appeared first on ICS Learning Group Currently, the official standards for Accessibility compliance in the US are found at ADA.gov , covering the entire Americans with Disabilities Act. The site itself is a trove of information for those who really want to explore and understand the large range of requirements, from IT to public accommodations.

Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success

Off-the-shelf (OTS) courseware is a growing market attracting both customers and venture. OTS courseware relieves overburdened trainers and human resource managers of. But OTS courseware is intentionally generic so that it will be applicable for a wide audience.

MOOCs In Workplace Learning – Part 1: Some Points To Consider

Learnnovators

MOOCs – you can love them or hate them but you can definitely not ignore them. Despite countless stats on MOOC dropout rates, MOOCs are appearing everywhere. And IMHO, we will continue to see this phenomenon rise.

Top 11 Disruptive E-Learning Technologies For 2013

Learnnovators

“Disruptors are innovators, but not all innovators are disruptors — in the same way that a square is a rectangle but not all rectangles are squares. ” ~ Forbes Magazine. INTRODUCTION.

3 Essential Tools to Add Pizzazz to Your eLearning Courseware

SHIFT eLearning

T ry them to see if they can add pizzazz to your courseware. While eLearning has many advantages, learners sometimes can feel like they are drifting on a life raft in the middle of an ocean. Truth is many online training sessions still utilize traditional content-centered approach.

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MOOCs in Workplace Learning – Part 5: Skills Learners Need Today

Learnnovators

While the title of the post specifies MOOCs, the skills and mindsets I have explored in the post are, IMHO, required by all to survive and thrive in the digital and connected world. And participating in MOOCs could well be one of the ways to inculcate and hone the skills.

The Evolving Role of E-Learning in Corporate Training

Learnnovators

THE QUOTE: “ The future of e-Learning is wide open! Learning doesn’t just happen during business hours in the office or in the classroom. It happens everywhere through a number of different channels.” – Eric Schuermann (From our interview with him).

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MOOCs in Workplace Learning – Part 4: Role in Corporate Universities

Learnnovators

The world has gotten complicated. Organizations are struggling to keep up with the shifts: in technology that are vastly impacting how people work, in the demography of their workforce which has become culturally diverse, multi-generational, and globally dispersed, in the nature of work that has moved from complicated to complex and emergent, and with the general fragmentation and breakdown of all aspects of the known ways of doing things.

Shift in eLearning from Pure Courseware towards Reference Hybrids

Tony Karrer

The shift I'm seeing is away from the design of pure "courseware" solutions and much more to "reference hybrid" solutions. In my mind, "courseware" is interactive (to some level) instruction run asynchronously. If you look at various eLearning Glossaries: Wikipedia eLearning Glossary , WorldWideLearn eLearning Glossary , Cybermedia Creations eLearning Glossary , you'll find that there are hopeless definitions of "courseware" and no definition of "reference."

Awesome Quotes On The Evolving Nature Of Learning

Learnnovators

QUOTE. “ I heard a great story recently… of a little girl who was in a drawing lesson. She was six and she was at the back, drawing, and the teacher said this little girl hardly ever paid attention, and in this drawing lesson she did.

MOOCs In Workplace Learning – Part 2: Designing a MOOC

Learnnovators

@ ignatia (Inge de Waard) describes MOOCs thus in her Master’s Thesis: “MOOC is above all referring to a pedagogical model with independent learners, access to information, opportunity to create emerging, spontaneous, yet not directed learning communities, etcetera.

The Genericization Of Content

Upside Learning

This proliferation of devices is having a strange ‘dumbing-down’ effect on a lot of the eLearning courseware being created right now. Whatever happened to those interactive engaging pieces of courseware that made one go ‘cool, I like this’; not much of that to be seen.

12 Tips to Keep E-learning Translation Costs Under Control

CommLab India

Training Translations eLearning courseware translationE-learning translation ensures effective knowledge transfer to employees of all nationalities and regions. Translating online training into native languages boosts the impact of learning.

Is Gagne Relevant for eLearning Courseware Design?

Tony Karrer

I completely understand his point about the misapplication of this model and the fact that applying it without some creativity leads to boring courseware. There's an interesting discussion sparked by Donald Clark's - Gagne's Nine Dull Commandments.

The Transformative Journey of Corporate MOOCs

Learnnovators

THE QUOTE: “ MOOCs and other online instruction is still the old “broadcast model” where everyone gets the same content whether they need it or not.

MOOCs in Workplace Learning – Part 3: Launching a MOOC

Learnnovators

This is a continuation of my MOOC series and also a post that draws a lot from the #MSLOC430 Community and MOOC (“C” type) that I am participating in — the open section of the graduate course in the Master’s Program in Learning and Organizational Change at Northwestern University. Before I plunge into the heart of my analysis and discussion, I want to share a couple of snippets on Networked Learning from Wikipedia. ( [link] ).

Developing the Business Case for a Major e-Learning Courseware or Infrastructure Project by Saul Carliner

Learning Solutions Magazine

Preparing a complete and persuasive effective business case increases the likelihood that decision makers will accept your proposals for learning projects. Here is a complete guide and template for this critical process.

Overcoming Generation Differences When Building Learning: Part 2

Wonderful Brain

Acknowledging their generational age, and considering their technological age (how savvy are they to tech) as well as comfort with social media, influences how they will respond to courseware.

Deriving the Best out of E-learning Outsourcing: Creating Impactful Courseware

G-Cube

With the growing popularity and success of e-learning in the corporate circles, the need for high-quality course-ware development is ever-increasing. Many organizations thus prefer the route of developing their course-ware through external resources in order to keep up with the pace of demand and restrictive time-lines. But the quintessential question that they have to ask themselves is how will it impact the quality of the course-ware?

E-Learning, the Cathedral and the Bazaar: Courseware Development Approaches

The E-Learning Curve

or Top-down versus Bottom-up approaches to content design. In his 1997 essay The Cathedral and the Bazaar , open source evangelist Eric S.

#DoGreat Custom Learning with our New eBook

Upside Learning

A typical Custom Learning project begins with getting the client’s learning requirements, designing, developing and testing the courseware, and ends with the courseware delivery. ‘Great’ Custom Learning, on the other hand, is the result of a deep understanding of the client’s learning objectives, their learner profiles and the expected performance goals; the entire process underpinned […].

7 Top Writing Tips for Instructional Designers Infographic

PulseLearning

Over the years our Instructional Designers have shared many tips and tricks for writing engaging online training courseware. We can all fall into bad habits and work hard to avoid the common pitfalls when writing storyboards.

Getting Started with the Essential Pack in Raptivity

Raptivity

Rapid Development tools for online learning are generally designed to create complete sets of online courseware. They collate content, add navigation, and communicate with Learning Management Systems (LMS). They convert PowerPoint presentations or allow you to build content from scratch. [.].

mLearning Content Types - Level 5: Courseware

mLearning Trends

Level 5: Content and Courseware NOTE: This is part 6 of 7 in a continuing series; please see earlier posts for more background information.

eLearning for the Mobile Generation

PulseLearning

With the increased demand for mobile learning, clients in turn need to understand the complexities and requirements involved in creating mobile learning courseware. On the flip side, the rapid increase in the use of mobile […].

Why E-Learning Alone Just Isn’t Enough

e-Learning Academy

E-Learning courseware is not the panacea of staff training. Building and implementing e-learning courseware does not guarantee learners will apply content into the workplace. It can play a very important role in supporting staff to acquire foundation (black and white) content. But it cannot guarantee staff will perform the intended course outcomes. There are several reasons for this: Unclear instructional [.]. Evaluation Workplace learning

How Long Does It Take To Develop An Hour Of Elearning?

Upside Learning

Slide 29 puts it all in perspective, Elearning development costs per hour range between 10,000 USD at the lower end for basic courseware, and up to 50,000 USD at the high end. What are you typically spending on creating an hour of Elearning courseware?

Start with Courseware or With the Other Stuff?

Tony Karrer

Dave Boggs recent post No eLearning Tectonic Plate Shift Here had some interesting comments about my article Shift in eLearning from Pure Courseware towards Reference Hybrids. Its a natural progression for a company to start with the courseware scenario, and then move to adding other elements. start with the courseware, and then move to adding other elements. " Three years ago, most every company would follow the pattern courseware -> other elements.

Course and Courseware Fading - The Future of eLearning

Tony Karrer

If you read my blog you know that I've discussed similar themes (see Shift in eLearning from Pure Courseware towards Reference Hybrids and Start with Courseware or With the Other Stuff? ) Courses and Courseware are not really dead and will never die out completely. Even better than the ease of use is that it gets you out of the Courseware mindset and into the information/support mindset.

Tips on Designing, Testing and Delivering eLearning in a Multi-device World – New eBook Released

Upside Learning

With operating system updates, and new devices and models being introduced at a sky-rocketing rate, developing and delivering eLearning courseware that works seamlessly without any content loss and consistency of information across all devices has […]. ‘Multi-device’, seems to be the buzzword of the times, and sets the stage for developments and refinements in eLearning too.

Seven Ways to Recycle eLearning Video Content by John Parsons

Learning Solutions Magazine

It’s time to re-imagine video as a collection of shorter pieces—eLearning content that you can reuse and recycle—to reduce costs and increase our courseware flexibility. Video for eLearning is not just recorded lectures (long and boring) or high-end productions (long and expensive). Development Strategies Learning Media Training Strategies

Latest Negative E-Learning Trends

eLearning 24-7

Courseware LMSs showing first and foremost their LMS and then either mentioning afterwards that it is the courses/content you are purchasing or letting the reader figure it out on their own. . Trends. They will often bare fruit.

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Top 10 LMSs for 2017, Part 1 (10-6)

eLearning 24-7

It isn’t fair to look at a courseware LMS (where the LMS is a toss in and thus will be more streamlined and not as robust as some might want) and compare it to an LMS that is robust and not in that sub-genre. . If you want the best courseware LMS on the market here it is. #9