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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

The State of Instructional Design

Tom Spiglanin

This is where the discipline of instructional design comes in. ” And that led me to think about instructional design (and L&D as a whole) as it’s often practiced today: practitioners want solutions they can implement. Perhaps it’s tempting to blame the design process for failing to produce effective solutions, but I would disagree. Instructional design for the workplace of today and tomorrow needs to be intelligent and responsive to the needs of workers.

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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. Accessibility eLearning Tools Instructional Design Online Learning assessment beta testing eLearning evaluation feedback instructional design Pedagogy quiz tests user experience

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. 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. Like any complex task, the key to successful instructional design is optimal collaboration through technology.

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.) How to Implement Effectiveness Measurement Plans.

Emergence of the Performance Catalyst

Tom Spiglanin

” Perhaps this is a natural aspect of human nature to take the safe path rather than to explore uncharted territory to find better, more effective paths. Especially when performance expectations, deadlines, and budgets are set by others, it can be downright frightening to attempt something new with uncertain success. Haven’t we all abandoned proven and effective work styles for ineffective patterns of behavior when under stress?

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. 1 – Training/Instructional Services. 2 – Performance Support Services.

Three Ways to Speed Up Instructional Design

Mindflash

Business today moves fast, and it’s become critical for instructional designers to ramp up their own processes just to keep pace. This is such a compelling issue that Mitchell Levy and I dedicated an entire section of our book on the subject of rapid instructional design. Fortunately, there are many ways to speed up the instructional design process. Instructional designer skills are needed, just in a different way. What could be more effective than that?

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Essential Reading for Instructional Design?

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Friday, February 15, 2008 Essential Reading for Instructional Design? As an instructional designer/eLearning professional, what books are the essential tools in your reference library ? Dr. John Curry was kind enough to post a really detailed reading list in his post How to Get an Instructional Design Education Without Paying Tuition (gotta love that title!)

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Value of Instructional Designers

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Monday, January 07, 2008 The Value of Instructional Designers Ive been having on ongoing conversation with other instructional designers as to whether or not we need to have the technical skill sets to actually build the courses we design. Many instructional designers ( Christy Tucker , Wendy Wickham ) build their own courses using tools like Captivate. Is it instruction?

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Instructional Strategies?

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Friday, March 14, 2008 Instructional Strategies? What instructional strategies do you use to make your content more memorable and engaging? Im not just thinking about the gadgets and the gizmos that you use or the instructional design "method" behind the process (e.g., Things might get a bit silly with all that snapping, but I bet its effective.

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 Design: Whats in a name?

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Monday, January 19, 2009 Instructional Design: Whats in a name? I stumbled across this on a writers blog today: "Officially, I’m now an Instructional Designer. Koreen Olbrish asks "Is Instructional Design Dead?" The debate has raged here and elsewhere as to whether instructional designers need to have advanced degrees in ID. I am an "Instructional Designer".

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Do Instructional Design Degrees Get "Wasted"?

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Friday, January 30, 2009 Do Instructional Design Degrees Get "Wasted"? In my recent post Instructional Design - Whats in a Name? ID student commented: My problem with the industry is that the degree in instructional design is required of management. Ive seen jobs that require a MA/MEd/MS in ID even though those individuals in those jobs dont design instruction.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Getting Started in Instructional Design

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Monday, August 20, 2007 Getting Started in Instructional Design Many readers find their way to this blog because they are interested in learning more about instructional design. Ive been working as an instructional designer in the corporate training and e-learning field since the mid-1990s. In Instructional Designers Tools I talk a bit about that.

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.

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.” Instructional designers are guided by these same types of parameters when ensuring their courses meet specific learning objectives. 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.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Rubric for Online Instruction Chico State

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Thursday, April 26, 2007 Rubric for Online Instruction Chico State This morning, I stumbled across this Rubric for Online Instruction from Chico State University. A rubric is a statement describing the quality of the learning outcome, or rather a way to evaluate the effectives of the teaching experience and the students comprehension or mastery.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Instructional Designers: Do You Have a Degree in ID?

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Friday, November 02, 2007 Instructional Designers: Do You Have a Degree in ID? Cathy confessed that she is sometimes denied some work opportunities because she does not have a degree in instructional design. " (Now, I cant imagine anyone turning Cathy Moore down for an ID job. In the UK, according to Clive, virtually no one has a degree in Instructional Design.

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. Effective design using PPT as a tool. But will talk about how to make instruction more engaging, interactive and interesting. Creating asynchronous instruction. Info dumps are not instruction! It’s very easy to load content on slides – but it takes more creativity to move learner to actual understanding! What Is Instructional Design? #2

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: More on PowerPoint and Instructional Design

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Thursday, April 05, 2007 More on PowerPoint and Instructional Design Continuing the PowerPoint conversation begun yesterday here and picked up by Clive on Learning: Dont blame PowerPoint.and Quintus Joubert PowerPoint vs. Interactive Learning. Its the instructional design you lay on top of these tools that matters. Bob Mosher: Performance Support and Learning at th.

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

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Friday, January 09, 2009 Instructional Objectives -- How Some of them Work Lunchtime webinosh with Will Thalheimer, PhD (president of Work-Learning Research, Inc. responses in parens below) Hit us Hard (18%) Hurt a Little (50%) Not much effect (32?) Types of Instructional Objectives There are many types of Instructional Objectives Two audiences we should be aiming for.

How to Measure the Impact of Training on Your Bottom Line

CourseArc

In conversation, we use terms like “great”, “exceptional,” or “very useful” to express opinions, such as what we think of a Christmas or gift or the performance of our favorite team. Research from over 66 studies shows a definite positive correlation between training and an organization’s performance. RELATED: Read our tips on how to make professional development training better , more enjoyable, and more effective.

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

Tom Spiglanin

There were organizational accountabilities and performance expectations. It may not have been effective, but it was accessible to a large, geographically dispersed audience. We need to abandon hope of being providers of content, which is inherently non-scalable, and instead develop effective ways to facilitate informal, social, and professional learning in the workplace. This work by Tom Spiglanin is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0

“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.

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. Best of Learning Visions Essential Reading for Instructional Designers The Corporate Moodle: A Tipping Point? Bob Mosher: Performance Support and Learning at th. Cammy at Learning Solutions #ls2010 Audio Interview with Will Thalheimer on Common Des.

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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. Bob Mosher: Performance Support and Learning at th.

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. Bob Mosher: Performance Support and Learning at th. What Is Instructional Design? #2

The labelling game

Learning with 'e's

If I get into trouble with the authorities there, I''ll simply point to my baggage labels and claim that the airline company gave me explicit instructions. The Pygmalion effect , as it''s known can be beneficial. If teachers ascribe great expectations onto their students, those students tend to perform better as a result. The reverse (or the Golem effect ) can also occur. Last week I arrived at London Heathrow''s Terminal 5, dragging my luggage behind me.

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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, Best of Learning Visions Essential Reading for Instructional Designers The Corporate Moodle: A Tipping Point? Bob Mosher: Performance Support and Learning at th. Online Chat with Charles Reigeluth (Instructional.

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Small Changes Make a Difference

Tom Spiglanin

Should we consider a performance support alternative? ” Given that we’re delivering courses in much the same way we have for over a decade doesn’t mean we can’t infuse a little adult learning theory or after-the-fact instructional design. 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: 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: eLearning Technology: What is eLearning 2.0?

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. this clearly effects how we should all be designing and building courses now. Posted by Cammy Bean at 9:49 AM 0comments: Post a Comment Newer Post Older Post Home Subscribe to: Post Comments (Atom) Cammy Bean Greater Boston, MA, United States View my complete profile About This Blog Subscribe in a reader Subscribe via email Are you an Instructional Designer?

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.

How Trainers are Holding Themselves Back

Mindflash

In many organizations, the value of effective training and performance support programs is not well understood. We need to get away from the widget-based metrics of the past and focus on the impact and value our efforts have on critical business performance. If we find ourselves saying “I’d be more effective if I only had…”, then we’ve already lost. Image used under Creative Commons by Flickr user dno1967b.

Nine Training Alternatives to ‘Correct’ and ‘Incorrect’

Mindflash

Even though it seems futile, this is one of the most common types of feedback we use in e-learning courses to respond to user actions and answers. There are many strategies for providing feedback, depending on the context and type of instruction, the objectives of the learning activity, and the audience’s level of expertise. If possible, allow for more interactivity so learners can try out the simulated software a bit to better understand how to perform a task.

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.

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.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: ADDIE: Its a Process

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Friday, June 15, 2007 ADDIE: Its a Process This is probably an argument made in any Instructional Design 101 class; I dont think Im saying anything new here. Mark Oehlert points to Tom Werners post Design Shouldnt Always Mean Instructional Design and agrees with Tom that instructional design is different from design. There are many instructional design models.

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

TalentLMS

In smaller organizations, where fewer people are responsible for all aspects of the training program, including budgeting, Excel can help you track down training-related expenses, course effectiveness (e.g. by tracking grades vs other job performance metrics), and even organize time schedules (for instructor shifts, ILT courses, etc.). Flickr’s Creative Commons image search is a good place to look for such pictures, as is Wikimedia Commons and archive.org.