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Creative Commons Use in For-Profit Company eLearning?

Tony Karrer

And, since Open Content comes in under the Creative Commons license structure. Actually, I’m curious if Open Content ever is not Creative Commons? In any case, to understand the use of Open Content, it’s important to understand Creative Commons licensing. Creative Commons Licensing Terms Creative Commons licensing terms. Most of the OCW content appears to come under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0

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? Motivation: Did the question help motivate learners to further their academic pursuits of the subject matter? Distinction: Did the question help distinguish learners from “non-learners”? How to Create Effective Tests and Quizzes. Understanding why an answer is wrong also helps with retention.).

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How to Measure Online Course Effectiveness

CourseArc

Instructional designers aim to provide the necessary content to accomplish these goals, but sometimes the delivery of a course or training isn’t very effective. Luckily, there’s a proven process that helps you measure the effectiveness of your courses and start to fix any problems in their delivery. organizational culture, structured performance reviews, etc.) Did it help reduce negative outcomes (such as accidents or injuries)?

A new framework for supporting learning and performance in the social workplace

Jane Hart

Here is an updated version (V3) of the WSD Framework with more charts and descriptions, and now available as a PDF to download under a Creative Commons Licence. What will be required is a completely new range of services – which we might call non-training services – that are focused on supporting continuous performance improvement and learning in the workflow as people do their jobs. 2 – Performance Support Services. 4 – Performance Consulting Services.

Individual Motivational Profile – For all to use and needing your help

Learning Cafe

The dominant, behaviourist model goes like this: phase 1: define the behaviour you want; phase 2: pull levers (a training course; an incentive program; a road show; a performance-management system) to get the behavioural change you want; then. A colleague, Sylvie Vanasse, helped me to develop it further and inspired me to make this available as the equivant of open-source technology. Effective Learning

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. They may also include online social components, performance support options, Internet-based resources, internal proprietary content, video, learner-produced content, and much more. Depending on the nature of the work and whether it can be shared, it also helps to engage others outside the organization to get an even broader perspective.

How Well Does Your Company Know its World?

Mindflash

What is popular, effective, and attention-getting? Are performance expectations established and managed? Image used under Creative Commons by Flickr user RambergMediaImages. Training Help business workforce trainingI used to teach an introductory-level course for an online MBA program. This program introduced MBA students to the role of accounting, basic financial statements, monetary policy, and macro- and microeconomics.

MOOCs In Workplace Learning – Part 2: Designing a MOOC

Learnnovators

Coping with content and lots of information is a part of seamless learning because the capacity to do so affects effective learning.”. While creating MOOCs for each of the goals above require different design decisions and approaches, there are some fundamental requirements that are common to all types of MOOCs. These require adept facilitation, good design and effective content creation and curation.

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

Learning Visions

Effective design using PPT as a tool. It’s very easy to load content on slides – but it takes more creativity to move learner to actual understanding! “Select, organize and integrate&# Select important information Organize it into meaningul wholes Integrate it with real world problems Select: Help the learner understand what they’re going to do. Useful feedback in an online quiz Use feedback to help the learner learn.

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MOOCS IN WORKPLACE LEARNING – PART 2: DESIGNING A MOOC

Learnnovators

Coping with content and lots of information is a part of seamless learning because the capacity to do so affects effective learning.” While creating MOOCs for each of the goals above require different design decisions and approaches, there are some fundamental requirements that are common to all types of MOOCs. These require adept facilitation, good design and effective content creation and curation.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Instructional Objectives -- How Some of them Work

Learning Visions

Help organizations to bridge the gap between research on learning and reality.) responses in parens below) Hit us Hard (18%) Hurt a Little (50%) Not much effect (32?) Instructional Objectives for Learner: Table of contents objectives (these are the things were going to teach you) Performance Objectives (this is what youll do.) If objectives worded general, they have very little effect. Bob Mosher: Performance Support and Learning at th.

What students need

Learning with 'e's

School is a complex and confusing environment to negotiate, and they need all the help they can get. Although grades matter, more important still is the feedback students receive on their work and performance, and the interventions that teachers can make to support those they see struggling. One MIS which was created by RM Education , enables teachers to see at a glance, not only a student's current performance, but their past progress and potential trajectory.

Identity in a digital age

Learning with e's

Goffman saw social interaction as a drama performance, in which the actor's behaviour was framed by front stage and back stage roles, scripts, props and costumes. One of the most important, but often ignored features of Goffman's Dramaturgical Model is the presence of an audience, to which the actor consciously (or unconsciously) performs. This has great import in our understanding of how we perform to audiences in social media (of which more later in this post).

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.” To be effectively measured, these objectives must be framed in terms of the ABCD guidelines proposed by educational psychologist and theorist Robert Mager to include: A = Audience. Unambiguous behavioral statements will help instructional designers create content that clearly aims to achieve those objectives.

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

Tom Spiglanin

The 70:20:10 framework helps to put the work of learning and development (L&D) organizations into perspective within the whole of employee learning ( previous article ). For just as long, employees have also been learning experientially and socially, without the help of a training organization. There were organizational accountabilities and performance expectations. It may not have been effective, but it was accessible to a large, geographically dispersed audience.

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. Applying what we learn, when we need to learn it, and learning from inevitable mistakes helps make that learning, “stick.” ” But while effective, it isn’t terribly efficient on its own. Learning alone may be effective, but very inefficient. When students ran into trouble with homework, they asked others for help.

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“Good Enough” in Learning and Development

Tom Spiglanin

Clark Quinn mapped the learning curve against this framework , 4 charting employee’s performance against the totality of their learning over time. Learning (training) is the cause, and knowledge or workplace performance is the consequence. This may be the case for an individual’s overall performance or capability in the workplace, so the formal education that led to landing the job is a significant but brief part of overall workplace performance.

How to Maximize Collaboration in Instructional Design

CourseArc

While you may feel confident in some of those areas, chances are you may need help in others — or you may be overlooking some tasks entirely. 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. Even if you’re a “star performer” who can do it all, the extensive scope of some projects coupled with pressing deadlines often requires additional assistance.

Perspective Matters

Tom Spiglanin

While different training departments serve a variety of customers, they all share common attributes: they have a population of workers who use their products and services, a smaller population of managers who look to training to address performance and knowledge gaps, and sponsors who fund the training departments. All too often we respond with any metrics we think might help, even when we know they have little to do with the efficacy of training.

I Believe in the Importance of a Personal Learning Network

Tom Spiglanin

I recently came across this description, which fits well: “A PLN is an aspect of (the larger professional network), where the individual has a group of people within his or her virtual professional network, and the relationship with each is based upon a common interest, collaborative project or research. 1 “ This encompasses several key aspects of a PLN from my perspective: The real purpose of my PLN is not learning; it’s to improve work and performance.

I Believe in the Erosion of Hierarchies

Tom Spiglanin

In the last several articles , we focused on aspects of the changing workplace and also discussed behaviors that those of us in the learning and development (L&D) role can adopt to help improve our effectiveness. 1 Its purpose is ultimately to help produce viable products, whether they’re tangible or knowledge-based (such as in a consultancy). In some cases workers are trained to perform virtually all tasks required of the group with members working as a team.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Visual and Auditory Multi-Tasking

Learning Visions

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. Maybe the "underadditive effect" occurs when a multimedia presentation does all the thinking for you.

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I Believe in the Inverse Relationship Between Experience and the Value of Formal Learning

Tom Spiglanin

As a Learning and Development (L&D) professional and strategist, I think about choices for addressing performance needs in the workplace. At others, it’s performance support, coaching and mentoring, or possibly connecting one employee with others. Appreciating this relationship is immensely helpful. ” This is effectively a form of mobile learning, and mobile users represent an increasingly large fraction of employees.

I Believe in the Value of Sharing

Tom Spiglanin

I’m not talking about the monetary value of a social share (which business people are keen on doing ), but rather the less tangible value that comes from sharing knowledge, making an individual more productive, effective, and efficient. In other words, the value that is manifest in the form of improved personal performance in the workplace. It helps to pay it forward. All these can help begin to establish new relationships with others who have similar interests.

It’s Happening…

Tom Spiglanin

I interpreted their collective comments as reflecting the need for substantial change, but that the function would likely continue to exist in some form, or devolve and then reemerge with a different purpose, focusing on removing workplace barriers and directly facilitating improved performance. As I often point out about YouTube, just because an educational video wasn’t produced with the help of an instructional designer doesn’t mean it’s ineffective.

The Demise of E-learning (the brand)

Tom Spiglanin

To explain this in more detail, it helps to follow a framework for what makes up and defines the meaning of a brand. Then, when they do, they use every ploy imaginable to minimize their discomfort, which often includes performing a variety of other tasks at the same time, paying only minimal attention to the required program. Expecting the e-learning brand to help is futile in these cases.

Seven Things I Learned This Year

Tony Karrer

It was definitely helpful to spend time going through Twitter for Learning – 55 Great Articles. iPad (and iPhone) are Much More Useful Than I Expected I didn’t actually think that I would care about the iPad except as a tool for training and performance support in environments like retail and restaurants where it’s always been an issue having access to machines. See Failure of Creative Commons Licenses and Creative Commons Use in For-Profit Company eLearning?

E-Learning 101: Straightforward Answers to Fundamental Questions

ATD Learning Technologies

Some LMSs offer advanced features that support performance management and social learning opportunities. Common with higher education institutions, a MOOC has an instructor, includes beginning and end dates over a series of weeks, and all participants start together and go through the learning experience together. Common MOOC platforms include: Coursera. Augmented reality takes a view of a real environment and augments it with additional information or effects.

13 Tips for Recording Your iPhone, iPad, or iPod

TechSmith Camtasia

These tips will help you get great results the first time you dive into iOS screencasting. If the content you’re recording has its own audio—like the sound effects in a game—you will want to unmute your device so it is captured. If you’re recording a game or app that has both background music and sound effects you should turn off music within the game settings. Recording in a clothes closet is also effective. CCMixter (Creative Commons – attribution).

It’s Happening…

Tom Spiglanin

I interpreted their collective comments as reflecting the need for substantial change, but that the function would likely continue to exist in some form, or devolve and then reemerge with a different purpose, focusing on removing workplace barriers and directly facilitating improved performance. As I often point out about YouTube, just because an educational video wasn’t produced with the help of an instructional designer doesn’t mean it’s ineffective.

Revisiting 70:20:10

Tom Spiglanin

While I don’t consider myself an 70:20:10 “expert,” I do consider the concept fundamental to the work of a modern workplace learning professional or performance catalyst, and I’ve written a few articles on the subject. Lombardo at the Center for Creative Leadership and formally described in Lombardo and Eichinger’s book, The Career Architect Development Planner , published in 1996.

Dust-up at Training Zone

Jay Cross

Not through the kind of elearning of the 1990s but via the explosion of online communities which effectively democratise the way we learn. People will still meet formally or informally and learn from each other and I think harnessing that process has just as much relevance as what Jay Cross describes, which is effectively informal ‘web-based learning’ – so a subset of all learning.

Is the Training You’re Providing the Training Your Employees Want?

Your Training Edge

Training helps employees do their jobs better, it helps them fit better into the company, and it provides the knowledge and skills they need for advancement. Instead, find ways to more effectively engage your audience by delivering the right training to the right employees at the right time. For example, provide performance support resources online so that people can access the resources they need at the moment they need them.

Revisiting 70:20:10

Tom Spiglanin

While I don’t consider myself an 70:20:10 “expert,” I do consider the concept fundamental to the work of a modern workplace learning professional or performance catalyst, and I’ve written a few articles on the subject. Lombardo at the Center for Creative Leadership and formally described in Lombardo and Eichinger’s book, The Career Architect Development Planner , published in 1996.

9 Budget-Friendly Ways to Revamp Outdated Online Training Content

Infopro Learning

Here are 9 cost-effective ways to revamp outdated online training content as quickly as possible. De-cluttering your eLearning course design can give it a cost-effective makeover. This helps to prevent cognitive overload and allows them to retain the takeaways instead of trying to soak up information that no longer applies to their job duties or responsibilities. These platforms help you incorporate updated media to your existing eLearning course design.

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Three Questions Every Workplace Trainer Should Ask

Mindflash

By understanding how an employee spends his day, the educator can identify whether their performance is a result of being well-matched to their job, or whether they may requires further skills training. And lastly, asking this kind of question can help identify whether the learner has real interest in improving their performance. Tell me a little about an education program that you watched or attended that made a difference in your performance.

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Imagined futures 5: Robot teachers

Learning with 'e's

Good, effective teachers are intuitive, empathetic and responsive to the needs of their students. They get to know their charges well, finding creative ways to help them to learn optimally, engaging them with methods and activities designed to draw out the best performances. Good teachers continually reflect on their practice, think critically and act creatively.

12 tips for great speaking

Learning with 'e's

You'll also need to be convincing if you want to put your arguments across effectively. Use your entire body to perform your presentation - hand movements and facial expressions can convey a lot of meaning. Pause for dramatic effect if required. These techniques may need some rehearsal if you're not used to public speaking, but practice helps. Share them under a Creative Commons license and you'll be surprised how far, and how quickly, your ideas will spread.

Small Changes Make a Difference

Tom Spiglanin

I had the pleasure of lunching with Jane during a recent trip to Los Angeles and, while the conversation was mostly pleasure, we briefly got around to talking about workplace learning and how many organizations seemingly refuse to acknowledge or respond to the increasingly diverse ways employees learn without the help of L&D. Should we consider a performance support alternative?

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70:20:10 Primer

Charles Jennings

It is published here under the Creative Commons: Attribution – Non-Commercial – Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 70:20:10 is a reference model or framework that helps organisations extend their focus on learning and development beyond the classroom and course-based eLearning to build more resilient workforces and create cultures of continuous learning. It also moves us from ‘know-what’ learning towards more effective ‘know-how’ learning.