The Burden to Have an Informed Opinion

Tom Spiglanin

I thought too about other sources of information, such as television news. Even journal articles aren’t necessarily credible sources of information today. The Burden to Have an Informed Opinion. Patti Shank recently wrote about the Burden of an Informed Opinion. She eloquently distinguished having an opinion from having an informed opinion. Having an informed opinion, the result of critical thinking, is a core component of personal knowledge management.

How to Create Effective Test Questions

CourseArc

Since online learning often separates teachers from learners across time and distance, we rely on evaluations – in the form of tests, quizzes and assessments – to judge each student’s successful comprehension of the content (and to judge how well the course designers presented their information). 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?

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Inspire to learn

Learning with 'e's

I'm quite at home in this area of academia, and my thinking is shaped and informed by these disciplines, so I was delighted to be invited to speak. All of my content is licensed under Creative Commons, so that others who wish to, can freely use it, repurpose it, and redistribute it without cost. For me, it's the best possible discipline to apply to my practice as I strive to become a better teacher and a more effective learner.

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. This level seeks to evaluate whether your learners acquired the information, skills, and knowledge they were expecting to obtain.

#EDENchat How effective is mobile learning?

Learning with 'e's

British Summer Time when we will engage in a free flowing, question driven discussion on the question ''How effective is mobile learning?'' I hope you will join us tonight for an hour of informal learning and sharing. Photo by Johan Larsson on Wikimedia Commons #EDENchat How effective is mobile learning? by Steve Wheeler was written in Plymouth, England is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0

Sound Effects in E-learning: Top 8 Sample Music Sites

CommLab India

Many instructional designers add music and/or other sound effects to make their e-learning courses more interesting for learners. So, why don’t we provide background music and/or other sound effects in our e-learning courses ? It is also important to remember, we should add music and/or sound effects only when they enhance the learning experience. Audionautix : All music in this online collection is created by Jason Shaw and released under the Creative Commons License 3.0.

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I Believe in the Value of Connectedness

Tom Spiglanin

While every organization in the world is unique, most have characteristics in common. All employees are ultimately connected to one another through a common purpose to succeed and fulfill the mission of the organization. Sharing a common purpose and vision may be the most basic element of connectedness for employees, but it’s very loose and at a high-level. High performing individuals commonly enjoy even higher levels of connectedness within the organization.

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. Recognizing this learning and making good use of it requires effective personal knowledge management practices. Community I Believe Informal Learning Social Learning

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

Tom Spiglanin

It may not have been effective, but it was accessible to a large, geographically dispersed audience. A sizable number of employees are more adept at finding information than those in Learning and Development. Like many professions who feel they “own” content areas, the strategy of being the sole purveyor of organizational knowledge can’t scale to keep up with the growth rate of information available at every employee’s fingertips.

I Believe in the Importance of Personal Knowledge Management

Tom Spiglanin

But how do we sort through all this information, effectively filter content, judge the good from bad, and make sense of it all? The latter might be defined as, “the process of capturing, developing, sharing, and effectively using organisational knowledge.” We all recognize Internet search as one way we find information. This step in our PKM plan is partly about exercising common sense, but also requires critical thinking.

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

Tom Spiglanin

To be clear, I’m not talking about learning styles or preferences, nor am I making assumptions about attention spans or preferences for the format of information. Conversely, informal methods have very high value for the expert but relatively low value for those new to a given field. ” 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. Proprietary information must be steadfastly protected, such as organizational knowledge, unique processes, trade secrets, products in development, and intellectual property, among others.

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. Organizations are beginning to realize this and are seeking to shift their learning strategy to more fluid and dynamic methodologies like MOOCs, social and informal learning.

Revisiting 70:20:10

Tom Spiglanin

Lombardo at the Center for Creative Leadership and formally described in Lombardo and Eichinger’s book, The Career Architect Development Planner , published in 1996. As for brand persona and elements, 70:20:10 does have some of these, largely in acknowledging that informal learning comprises the preponderance of learning in the workplace. As mentioned earlier, the concept comes out of the Center for Creative Leadership.

Revisiting 70:20:10

Tom Spiglanin

Lombardo at the Center for Creative Leadership and formally described in Lombardo and Eichinger’s book, The Career Architect Development Planner , published in 1996. As for brand persona and elements, 70:20:10 does have some of these, largely in acknowledging that informal learning comprises the preponderance of learning in the workplace. As mentioned earlier, the concept comes out of the Center for Creative Leadership.

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. Organizations are beginning to realize this and are seeking to shift their learning strategy to more fluid and dynamic methodologies like MOOCs, social and informal learning.

Learning and the Changing Workplace – Part 3

Tom Spiglanin

When an organization’s data, information, platforms, and services are housed in the cloud and outside the corporate firewall, employees have more facile access to their information and will be more free to work at times and places of their choosing. Illustration of both the hierarchical workplace network and the public network from the perspective of a single connected worker, who is effectively a node on both networks.

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Learning and the Changing Workplace – Part 1

Tom Spiglanin

Jay Cross recently summarized presentations by Peter Henschel from 1999, calling for changes in L&D and how most learning is social and largely informal. Informal learning is increasingly acknowledged as important, but viewed as the responsibility of individuals and their managers, not a role for L&D. Informal learning remains something outside the L&D purview. This work by Tom Spiglanin is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0

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Small Changes Make a Difference

Tom Spiglanin

Charles Jennings (who will be speaking at the ASTD conference this week) has promoted a 70:20:10 framework for organizational learning, where on-the-job and informal learning represents the preponderance of each employee’s overall learning. It took about two hours, and I learned enough that I’m confident I could now effect the repair in less than a third the time – I learned that much by just doing the task and meeting the challenges as they arose.

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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. Taking information and applying it to a real problem How do we keep from overloading learners?

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Old technologies don't die

Learning with 'e's

Photo by Steve Wheeler We connect with each other and with information in many ways. They are accessing information, listening to music, watching TV or a movie, perhaps making a call to a friend or family member. We can connect to information in many ways, and we should never rule out completely the older, more traditional technologies, because they still have uses. connecting content education information learning paper school smart phone teachers Technology

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

Learning Cafe

The information that this provides makes it practical to work with what people naturally want, rather than having to work against it. Note from Learning Cafe Producer – Individual Motivational Profile is the one of the first “open source” or “creative common” initiative that Learning Cafe will support. Effective Learning

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Kineo Webinar on Webinars!

Learning Visions

Join Kineos Mark Harrison for a free webinar on webinars: Building effective content for your online sessions. Cammy at Learning Solutions #ls2010 Audio Interview with Will Thalheimer on Common Des. Interview with Tony Karrer on Informal and Social. Wendy Wickham This work by Cammy Bean is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff.

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Copyright and Intellectual Property in Instructional Design

Obsidian Learning

In today’s world, access to just about any kind of information imaginable is available at the click of a button. In learning and development, and instructional and graphics design, it can be tempting to use such resources to demonstrate a procedure (YouTube video), illustrate a point (funny photo/meme), or simply improve the auditory and/or visual presentation of your content (sound effects/cool graphics).

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

Learning Visions

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 it short and focused: sales people who need product knowledge information work in challenging, fast paced and often noisy retail environments. 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.

eLearning Tip: The Difference Between Copyright Free and Royalty Free

eLearning Brothers

Finding quality assets (images, sound effects, video, etc.) Creative Commons – These licenses allow creators to communicate which rights they reserve, and which rights they waive for the benefit of recipients or other creators. Fair Use – A limitation and exception to the exclusive right granted by copyright law to the author of a creative work. A common misconception is that “Royalty Free” means that the asset is free. Creative Commons

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

Learning Visions

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. Cammy at Learning Solutions #ls2010 Audio Interview with Will Thalheimer on Common Des. Wendy Wickham This work by Cammy Bean is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0

Identity in a digital age

Learning with e's

We wanted to test out our ideas on the 'celebrity effect' in which people change their behaviour when they meet face to face with a famous person. Another interesting effect was that on each occasion, although the only speaking person was the unknown person, the shop assistants were observed answering Matthew Kelly, and maintained eye contact with him rather than the speaker. 1972) Effects of feeling good on helping: Cookies and kindness.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Learning Styles as Fortune Telling

Learning Visions

But in my quest for an informal M.Ed, Ive got to get into theory a bit, right? The reason researchers roll their eyes at learning styles is the utter failure to find that assessing childrens learning and matching to instructional methods has any effect on their learning." Program control gave better results during initial learning, while learner control was more effective at alter stages." (p. Getting an Informal M.Ed

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. Image: “ Bullseye ” by Emilio Kuffer, via Flickr Creative Commons License.

2020 learning technologies

Learning with e's

It is highly likely that more informal tools and technologies, such as handheld devices, mobile phones and games consoles will take an increasing role in formal education. We don't know what informal personal technologies will look like in 2020. For example, the Nintendo Dual Screen and Wii games technologies are already being used effectively for teaching in some schools. Technology education personal technology learning2020 schools learning informal learning

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. It’s efficient in some ways, but it’s not effective. It seems to be both effective and efficient at transferring skills, knowledge, and even attitudes about the Starbucks customer experience.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Learning Mate Demo

Learning Visions

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, Cammy at Learning Solutions #ls2010 Audio Interview with Will Thalheimer on Common Des. Games for the Brain Super-Close Google Map Zooms Rock On with e-Learning from ZVEX Informal/DIY Learning: Montessori School for Adul. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff.

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The Secret to Beating the Forgetting Curve

CourseArc

If your goal is to retain that knowledge and apply it when new situations require it, studies have shown that your best bet is to learn in smaller doses, and repeat key information over time. As Ebbinghaus and his students found, no matter how interested they are in a subject, people tend to forget new information if it isn’t periodically reinforced. This is more effective than cramming the entire arc of a lesson into one nonstop session.

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14 Top Learning, Technology & Media Links: Weekly Digest – 18

Upside Learning

Many schools and classrooms all over are investing in mobile devices and educators want to know how to use them effectively, the apps to consider and more. The proportions of formal and informal learning vary with the task at hand, the context for learning, and the psyche of the learner. Generally, informal learning carries anywhere from four to ten times the weight of formal learning. Where Does Informal Learning Fit In? 30+ Places To Find Creative Commons Media.

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Motivated Learners Find A Way

Tom Spiglanin

While the device is touch sensitive, what enables Ari’s speech is the eyegaze attachment that reads her eye position and uses that gaze information to control the mouse pointer. Despite all these challenges, Ari is learning to use the eyegaze device effectively. They’re on laptops looking up many pieces of information, from the organization the facilitator represents to details of the topic far beyond the confines of the classroom.

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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New blends in learning

Learning with e's

So I'm using this blog to elaborate on my ideas in the hope that a more informed discussion can ensue and that this time I will not be misunderstood. I said that the 'new blend is to blur formal and informal learning.' Someone said that the idea of formal/informal learning wasn't 'new'. Without really thinking about it, they use these tools to create and share content, connect, communicate and collaborate for their informal learning.

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

Learning Visions

this clearly effects how we should all be designing and building courses now. Cammy at Learning Solutions #ls2010 Audio Interview with Will Thalheimer on Common Des. Wendy Wickham This work by Cammy Bean is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Friday, February 16, 2007 eLearning Technology: What is eLearning 2.0?

The Work-Life Balance Myth

Tom Spiglanin

Today, however, it’s much more common for technologies, especially Internet-based, to find widespread use outside traditional organizations and only slowly make their way inside. Today, our mobile devices keep us perpetually connected to our online resources, our personal information, and our social networks wherever we are, including while at work. People instinctively reach for their personal smart phones and start searching for key information the team needs to move forward.

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