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How to Create Effective Test Questions

CourseArc

If every student answers a question correctly, does that mean your question is too easy, or is it a perfect example of an effective test question? How to Create Effective Tests and Quizzes. Image: “ Quiz ” by Animated Heaven, via Flickr Creative Commons License.

Emergence of the Performance Catalyst

Tom Spiglanin

The L&D field scrambled to take advantage of the new graphical platform, as well as the developing World Wide Web, and new tools were abundant. New tools emerged, social platforms exploded onto the scene, and mobile technologies changed where, when, and how workplace learning occurs.

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Emergence of the Performance Catalyst

Tom Spiglanin

The L&D field scrambled to take advantage of the new graphical platform, as well as the developing World Wide Web, and new tools were abundant. New tools emerged, social platforms exploded onto the scene, and mobile technologies changed where, when, and how workplace learning occurs.

The Top 10 Most Used Online Employee Training Tools: Part 2

TalentLMS

In our previous installment of this series we suggested 6 of the most essential tools for online employee training, focusing mainly on the kind of tools that you’ll need for content creation-related tasks. Excel as a tool for online training you might ask?

How to Maximize Collaboration in Instructional Design

CourseArc

As instructional designers create eLearning courses, they must perform a variety of jobs to deliver the final product, including (but not limited to): Project Management. Image by Michael Arrighi via Flickr Creative Commons License.

The State of Instructional Design

Tom Spiglanin

Perhaps it’s tempting to blame the design process for failing to produce effective solutions, but I would disagree. This in no way suggests we give up responsibility for developing effective formal workplace training.

MOOCs In Workplace Learning – Part 2: Designing a MOOC

Learnnovators

The MOOC format provides scope for bringing together diverse learning forms – formal, informal and social, and different modalities – elearning modules, videos, podcasts, book excerpts, articles, and links to blogs, communities, etc.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Jane Bozarth: Better than Bullet Points

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Tuesday, August 11, 2009 Jane Bozarth: Better than Bullet Points Jane Bozarth : Better than Bullet Points: Creating Engaging eLearning with PowerPoint. Effective design using PPT as a tool. Many tools out there that still have to start with ppt Use it as a storyboarding tool, prototyping. Not elearning, but ereading.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: New Rapid e-Learning Tool from Epic

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Friday, May 04, 2007 New Rapid e-Learning Tool from Epic Another new rapid e-Learning tool, this from Epic (UK). It is indeed an authoring tool which integrates with Microsoft Word.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: eLearning Technology: What is eLearning 2.0?

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Friday, February 16, 2007 eLearning Technology: What is eLearning 2.0? Thanks to Tony Karrer for a great overview article on eLearning Technology: What is eLearning 2.0? this clearly effects how we should all be designing and building courses now. The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew! Bob Mosher: Performance Support and Learning at th.

Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ

Tony Karrer

Lots of discussion and debate around interesting questions for eLearning professionals. Grows - But Creating "eLearning 2.0 Tony Bates - eLearning Outlook for 2011 1. Others are actually are fairly instructive about what the current trends are in eLearning.

How to Make Sure Your Course Meets Its Learning Objectives

CourseArc

Scientists, economists, accountants, and mathematicians all have one thing in common: they all deal in “absolutes.” This may also include context regarding where learning will take place, or the tools and resources related to the learning.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: eLearning Guild Demo Fest: Sun MicroSystems

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. tools to create a new hire experience Built using the Confluence Enterprise Wiki platform Brandon said they were “corrupting the real idea of a wiki&#.

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70:20:10 Primer

Performance Learning Productivity

It is published here under the Creative Commons: Attribution – Non-Commercial – Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 It also moves us from ‘know-what’ learning towards more effective ‘know-how’ learning.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Audio in eLearning: Cultural Differences?

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Tuesday, May 12, 2009 Audio in eLearning: Cultural Differences? Whats your take on using audio in eLearning? What about eLearning in the US has led to such an excessive use of audio?

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I Believe that Learning is Inherently Social

Tom Spiglanin

We may follow a manual to effect a repair we’ve never attempted before. Learning by experience can be quite effective. ” But while effective, it isn’t terribly efficient on its own. Learning alone may be effective, but very inefficient.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Kineo Webinar on Webinars!

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Join Kineos Mark Harrison for a free webinar on webinars: Building effective content for your online sessions. The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew! eLearning Guild’s 2010 Salary Report ID Live with John Graves ► April (5) Audio Interview with Tom Kuhlmann of Articulate Book Review: Love is the Killer App Kineo Insights Webinar: Aligning eLearning with B.

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I Believe in the Many Emerging Roles for Learning and Development Professionals

Tom Spiglanin

There were organizational accountabilities and performance expectations. As employees became more adept with technology, training moved into the computer itself and elearning was born. Rapid development tools offered some relief, making it easier to quickly move training content online.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Kineo Product Knowledge E-Learning Webinar

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Monday, July 13, 2009 Kineo Product Knowledge E-Learning Webinar Kineo will be holding a free webinar on creating effective product knowledge e-learning on July 16th, 2009. Keeping costs down: Given the pace of change, product knowledge e-learning has got to be cost effective, otherwise the maintenance costs will be prohibitive. The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew!

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Kineo Webinar: Compliance Training Case Study

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Sunday, August 23, 2009 Kineo Webinar: Compliance Training Case Study Kineo will be holding a free webinar on developing cost-effective compliance training on Thursday, August 27, 2009. Rapid E-learning provides an alternative to develop compliance training cost-effectively and quickly. The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew!

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Will the Real eLearning Industry Please Stand Up?

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Friday, July 31, 2009 Will the Real eLearning Industry Please Stand Up? What is the eLearning Industry? Is it the tools we use to create eLearning?

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Learning Mate Demo

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Thursday, March 15, 2007 Learning Mate Demo Im in search of good examples of cheap but effective e-Learning in the vein of the 21st century designer (web 2.0, Found this Learning Mate demo through the eLearning Guilds Immersive Learning Simulations Report Synopsis. The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew! ► March (11) eLearning Geeks on Spring Break and New Skills for.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Essential Reading for Instructional Design?

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. As an instructional designer/eLearning professional, what books are the essential tools in your reference library ? The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew!

Classic Learning Research in Practice – Avoid breaching Copyright

Adobe Captivate

If content creators want to protect their expressions with copyright then they will require a fixation in a tangible medium, that shows originality and is minimally creative. Fair use is evaluated on: Purpose, Nature, Amount and Effect on the Market (Did the owner perceive loss).

Seven Things I Learned This Year

Tony Karrer

Twitter is Much Better than I Thought for Learning I used to say during presentations that I wasn’t quite sure about twitter as a learning tool. During 2010, I’ve been ramping up my use of twitter as a learning tool. Learning Coach Model Very Powerful In 2010, I had a great experience where Dr. Joel Harband wrote a series of articles for my blog on Text-to-Speech in eLearning. I was really glad to see it grow to become one of the Top eLearning Sites.

63 Great eLearning Posts and Hottest Topics for November 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

And I feel honored that social signals came in granting my post on eLearning Strategy top spot. Top 35 Articles on eLearning Strategy - eLearning Technology , November 1, 2010I’ve been recently working on lots of eLearning strategy consulting engagements and one of my colleagues asked me to provide a set of resources around this topic. Mark’s focus is to look at social media tools, their impact on an organisation’s culture. Creative Commons (16).

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Visual and Auditory Multi-Tasking

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Monday, June 18, 2007 Visual and Auditory Multi-Tasking From the Eide Neurolearning Blog: Voluntary Control of Attention - Visual and Auditory Multi-Tasking There is a yin and yang effect between visual and auditory attention. Mixed visual-auditory stimuli have an underadditive effect, so that if you have to do both at the same time, total brain activation goes down.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Audio in eLearning: When Rough Around the Edges is Better

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Tuesday, June 09, 2009 Audio in eLearning: When Rough Around the Edges is Better At our seminar today on using Articulate and Moodle and "Doing More for Less" , the conversation turned (as it always does) to using audio in eLearning. I totally agree with you Cammy I have spent over 12 years creating voice over for elearning courses and computer web based training.

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Top 40 eLearning Articles and 5 Hot Topics for Early March

eLearning Learning Posts

Best of eLearning Learning. Virtual Team Management - ID Reflections , March 8, 2010 I recommend this simulation to all those who either are handling a globally distributed team or a project, and to all managers who feel that effective communication is one of the keys to business success. Creative Commons Use in For-Profit Company eLearning? eLearning Technology , March 9, 2010 As part of the Big Question this month Open Content in Workplace Learning? ,

Learning and the Changing Workplace – Part 2

Tom Spiglanin

They’re looking to decommission their behind-the-firewall server farms, applications, services, and platforms by migrating to more cost-effective cloud-based infrastructures that are also “elastic,” able to be expanded and contracted as needed. 4, 2012, The eLearning Guild ).

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Rapid e-Learning, Templates, & SMEs

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Friday, May 04, 2007 Rapid e-Learning, Templates, & SMEs Theres been a lot of good talk lately about rapid e-learning tools and templates and the roles of SMEs vs. instructional designers.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: 5 Myths About Rapid E-Learning

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Nice synthesis of many of the conversations that have been floating around about the role of SMEs and all these great content creation tools that empower non-programmers to create e-Learning, including this one here which had a good comment thread. Clives 30-Minute Masters Wiki got a nice plug -- "Create a way to help your SME learn more about building effective e-learning courses.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: My Personalized Personal Work Learning Environmental World

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Tuesday, June 12, 2007 My Personalized Personal Work Learning Environmental World Tony Karrer asked in the comments on my PLE post yesterday , Im curious if you distinguish your learning environment (tools, skills, etc.) from your work environment (tools, skills) in any significant way (especially in the context of tacit work)? The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew!

10 Free Audio Programs to Use for E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

Today I want to share some free or inexpensive ways to work with the audio in your elearning courses. So it’s a tool that you can grow into. It’s easy to use; and as long as you have a decent Internet connection, it’s a practical tool. Creative Commons Audio.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Auditory Advantage

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Monday, March 19, 2007 The Auditory Advantage Patrick Dunn, in his latest rant, Games are not an alternative vision has this to say: The huge array of tools, techniques and approaches that games producers have developed with the benefit of their consumer-sized budgets are largely available to medium and low-end e-learning producers, if they would just apply their imagination.

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