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The ripple effect

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Anyone who is interested in the social media phenomenon would be very interested to read this from Abday Adhikari, writing in the Guardian : Every time we publish information on the internet, we are effectively starting a conversation, because people can respond or react to it.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Essential Reading for Instructional Design?

Learning Visions

As an instructional designer/eLearning professional, what books are the essential tools in your reference library ? 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: Will the Real eLearning Industry Please Stand Up?

Learning Visions

When we talk about the “industry&# , we (and by “we&# , I of course mean those of us in the industry) often refer to it as if it’s this monolithic thing that you can touch. He was going to talk about Canada in reference to this rant. Is it performance development?

What students need

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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. References Blatchford, P.

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.

Self fulfilling prophecies

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My most recent post featured locus of control theory, and today's post is about the Pygmalion Effect in education. This effect is commonly known in education as the ' Pygmalion effect ' but is more accurately referred to as the 'observer-expectancy effect'.

How to Make Sure Your Course Meets Its Learning Objectives

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Scientists, economists, accountants, and mathematicians all have one thing in common: they all deal in “absolutes.” Image: “ Bullseye ” by Emilio Kuffer, via Flickr Creative Commons License.

Identity in a digital age

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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. This has great import in our understanding of how we perform to audiences in social media (of which more later in this post).

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. This work by Tom Spiglanin is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0

I Believe in the Importance of a Personal Learning Network

Tom Spiglanin

Several sources referred to PLNs as networks focused on learning about a given topic. 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.

Connected pedagogy: Social networks

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Connected students can become the nodes of their own production, and are creating more content than ever before as they perform their learning for global audiences." Next time: Connected Minds References Godin, S.

The Demise of E-learning (the brand)

Tom Spiglanin

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.

What is authentic assessment?

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These have their uses, but there is much more available in the assessment repertoire of effective teachers. References Biggs, J. by Steve Wheeler was written in Plymouth, England and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0

Standard deviation

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Distractions in the workplace are common. First there is the social impact: Communication technology may create a psychological distance between people; it can have detrimental effects on our concentration. Continues in next post] Reference Curtis, M.

Passion for education

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We all need inspiration, and many would argue that we perform better as educators when we have passion. Effective pedagogy not only has impact, it's contagious. References Bolton, G.

Fair measures

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Ipsative assessment is not a commonly known method, and yet most of us use it just about every day to measure ourselves. One place where this might be implemented is in reference to tests used with K-12 students in the United States, where teacher performance is currently popular.

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Why Blended Learning Is Really Just Blended Training

Mindflash

Blended learning is a hot phrase in the training world, and it usually refers to a mixing of traditional face-to-face classroom facilitation with computer-based modules — usually self-paced online training. But that has nothing to do with learning and performance effectiveness, only money.

6 interactive whiteboard tips

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Fourthly, in relation to the above point, there should be time for teachers to express their creativity. I have seen some incredibly effective teaching that involves students taking turns to use the board to present their ideas, perform their work and interact with content on the screen.

The games we play

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For a start, there are an impressive array of transferrable skills to be acquired, especially if the games played are designed effectively. Many scholars have researched the effects of games on learning, but perhaps one of the most prolific and profound games theorists is James Paul Gee.

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Lost in the crowd?

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Again, this is a far from convincing argument, but even if it were true, would it really so much of a bad thing that we are able to engage in multiple online identity performance? Also, do we really find ourselves forced into performing multiple identities against our will?

How to Create Your Own Khan Academy for Training

Mindflash

An emerging trend in learning and development is creating short, specific tutorials that can be created quickly, posted on an internal website, and distributed to employees — who can use them anytime, anywhere, and used as references when needed.

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Want People to Learn? Get Them to Collaborate

Mindflash

collaboration to help people work together more easily and improve performance through learning. The name is derived from the term Web 2.0 , but refers exclusively to tools used within the workplace, rather than out on the public Internet.

The shape of minds to come

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Deductive reasoning methods can therefore also be applied to good effect in just about any lesson on any subject. References Donaldson, M. This is number 17 in my series on learning theories.

Learning on the move

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This echoes Goffman's (1967) drama theory where individuals manage their impressions in a kind of performance in social contexts. References Crystal, D. Perpetual Contact: Mobile Communication, Provate Talk, Public Performance.

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How to Record Your Desktop with Screencasting

TechSmith Camtasia

Screencasting is also referred to as video screen capture , and is a great way to teach or share ideas. Common examples of screencasts are onscreen tutorials , video lessons , or slideshare presentations. but this list covers some common ways. What is Screencasting?

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Rubric for Online Instruction Chico State

Learning Visions

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. Bob Mosher: Performance Support and Learning at th.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Messy Learning OK. Messy Training Not OK.

Learning Visions

Because self-directed learning doesnt always have a clear or specific performance objective. Creativity and imagination are the mandates, with no end-gaming i.e, Sure experience is a great teacher but organizations are about efficiency and effectiveness.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Learning Show

Learning Visions

Then put the other information into references, performance support and follow-up courses. ( Well designed training should include performance support. The only performance support Ive actually ever written are bulky user-guides to go along with a software training program. Try to mimic the performance environment as much as possible, create that connection of context for the learner which will better enable information retrieval.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Writing Less Objectionable Learning Objectives

Learning Visions

He suggests a list of potential outcomes with check boxes , effectively allowing the learner to create his or her own objectives. Chris refers us to Will Thalheimers “The Learning Benefit of Questions&# , in which Will argues that introductory questions have a notable impact on learning.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Learning Styles

Learning Visions

The idea of learning styles commonly refers to some notion for a preferred way of learning. I think Im still hung up a bit on feeling the need to have some text representation on the screen to reinforce the audio and provide a point of reference -- even when theres an animation on the screen. But even when theres a visual that needs examination, it might be more effective to provide a rollover rather than explaining the image with an audio presentation.

63 Great eLearning Posts and Hottest Topics for November 2010

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Principles for Designing 3D Learning Environments - Kapp Notes , November 19, 2010In yesterday’s Train for Success in-world seminar, I was asked about the principles for effective design for 3D learning experiences, here is the list of principles that can be applied to make a 3D Learning Environment (3DLE) successful. Principles for Effectively Designing a 3D Learning Environment. Reference: Yee, N., & Bailenson, J.N. Email is the most commonly used collaborative tool.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: e-Learning Guild Mobile Learning Report

Learning Visions

Content that helps people perform their tasks better. Performance Support: Sify eLearning see more examples at mlearnopedia.com Review or reinforcement: StudyCell Flashcard Pilots doing 30 days test that report back to their LM -- pocket Scorm.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Debunking the Learning Styles Myth

Learning Visions

Came across this post on Guy Wallaces Pursing Performance Blog, Debunking the Myth -- There Is No Such Thing as "Learning Styles". It is probably more accurate that such instruction is effective because the multiple illustrations induce learners to devote more time to these concepts. Regardless, youre still working with the same set of pens, and the fat red marker has individual attributes, but some commonalities with markers, red and fat items.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Instructional Design: Whats in a name?

Learning Visions

I wonder about this, for scaffolding is important for the effectiveness of resources that are used. Theres a line in the Jack Black movie "School of Rock" thats not original but is a common joke in the education field. Bob Mosher: Performance Support and Learning at th.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Real World, SecondLife and FaceBook/MySpace

Learning Visions

If SL has this effect on other women, then it wont be the most effective place to send female employees as part of an elearning experience. However, ideas taken from Second Life, minus the cultural trappings, could be effective. The "styles" I refer to include use of lots of black and hyper-sexualized female characters. Bob Mosher: Performance Support and Learning at th. Cammy at Learning Solutions #ls2010 Audio Interview with Will Thalheimer on Common Des.