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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.

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.”. These require adept facilitation, good design and effective content creation and curation. This is the defining theory behind how a MOOC is designed.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Cognitive Flexibility Theory & Multiple Representations

Learning Visions

Wednesday, May 09, 2007 Cognitive Flexibility Theory & Multiple Representations After reading Clarks comment on my posting from yesterday , Ive been looking into Cognitive Flexibility Theory (Spiro), trying to better understand the notion of "multiple representations." (You This allows the learner to be more flexible in her understanding of the material, so that she can effectively apply it to concepts in the real world (knowledge transfer).

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Another take on Cognitive Load Theory

Learning Visions

Wednesday, April 18, 2007 Another take on Cognitive Load Theory The authors of the Eide Neurolearning Blog weigh in on recent research and articles on cognitive load (including the death of Powerpoint that have been talked about here ). While they recognize that some of this info is useful for understanding ways to effectively present information, ".the Bob Mosher: Performance Support and Learning at th.

Video for assessment

Learning with e's

When it comes to supporting a student''s progress, showing them what they can do to improve, or perform better is the key. Below are a small selection of the videos my own second year teacher education students have made this week around the theme of learning theories.

Self fulfilling prophecies

Learning with e's

This is number 36 in my continuing series of blog posts about learning theories. Psychology has contributed much to our understanding of how people learn, and listed alphabetically below are all of the previous theories I have featured in this series. Bandura Social Learning Theory 4.

The games we play

Learning with e's

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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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Essential Reading for Instructional Design?

Learning Visions

Im not looking for the obtuse theory books. Oh, and as I mentioned in a recent entry on my blog, Dont Make Me Think by Steve Krug is useful on the usability stakes - perhaps more so when you step from courseware and in to the wider field of elearning/performance support.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Learning Styles as Fortune Telling

Learning Visions

As a practical person, I tend to avoid theory. But in my quest for an informal M.Ed, Ive got to get into theory a bit, right? Program control gave better results during initial learning, while learner control was more effective at alter stages." (p.

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.” ” They follow rules, theories, or laws governing the objectives they espouse, and they measure the outcomes of their efforts against those objectives.

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! Organize: outlines headings graphics structure text (compare/contrast, cause/effect, classification order/sequence) Integrate: illustrations with captions animation with narration worked-out examples elaborative questions Take all of the info and make better sense of it for the learner.

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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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Identity in a digital age

Learning with e's

It was a fluid theory that allowed for behavioural adjustments on the fly, as people saw themselves 'reflected in the eyes of the other' - the impact of what they were saying - as they conversed. 1972) Effects of feeling good on helping: Cookies and kindness.

I Believe in the Importance of a Personal Learning Network

Tom Spiglanin

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. Recognizing this learning and making good use of it requires effective personal knowledge management practices.

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. Bob Mosher: Performance Support and Learning at th. 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.

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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 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 at Learning Solutions #ls2010 Audio Interview with Will Thalheimer on Common Des.

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. Bob Mosher: Performance Support and Learning at th. Cammy at Learning Solutions #ls2010 Audio Interview with Will Thalheimer on Common Des.

Learning with robots

Learning with e's

In a previous blog post I wrote about learning by making , and discussed the theory of constructionism, which holds that we learn through immersing ourselves in, and engaging with situations.

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Design for life

Learning with e's

This is number 30 in my series on learning theories. I''m working through the alphabet of psychologists and theorists, providing a brief overview of each theory, and how it can be applied in education. It can also be present in the design of the objects you use to perform the skill.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Learning Show

Learning Visions

A 26-minute presentation with just the right mix of theory, practical information and humor. 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. Spacing Effect -- space our learning over time. If not so often, remember performance support.

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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.

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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, Bob Mosher: Performance Support and Learning at th. 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

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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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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. Bob Mosher: Performance Support and Learning at th. 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.

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.

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How complex is learning?

Learning with e's

The result is a multitude of contradictory theories and explanations on what learning is, how it happens and what teachers need to do to optimise it. Teachers perform roles that even the most powerful computers could never replicate. Learning is highly complex.

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The drama of Facebook

Learning with e's

One social anthropologist in particular might have had a great deal to say about the Facebook effect. It is a kind of ''performance'' where we conceal unpleasant or undesirable aspects of our personae, whilst emphasising desirable and more attractive attributes to our ''audience'' of others.

Learning on the move

Learning with e's

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

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Webinosh with Dr. Will Thalheimer: Smile Sheets

Learning Visions

Thats the kind of theory I can sink my fingers into. Dr. Thalheimer talked about ways hes been trying to make smile sheets more effective so that they can be used to tell us something valuable about the learning experience. Bob Mosher: Performance Support and Learning at th.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Connectivism: Week 1

Learning Visions

As I sift through this weeks reading assignments, Im trying to pick out how this learning theory effects my work as a creator (an instructional designer) of self-paced eLearning experiences for the corporate market. Bob Mosher: Performance Support and Learning at th.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: NewsFlash: PowerPoint Bad For Learning

Learning Visions

The article cites new research from the University of New South Wales (home of John Sweller, "founding father" of Cognitive Load Theory). It is effective to speak to a diagram, because it presents information in a different form. Bob Mosher: Performance Support and Learning at th.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Kineos August Rapid e-Learning Newsletter

Learning Visions

Here are a few highlights: Sustaining Performance in Rapid e-Learning includes some great tips and ideas for how to create effective follow-up activities to ensure knowledge transfer on the job. Bob Mosher: Performance Support and Learning at th.

Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ

Tony Karrer

Sometimes it’s easier to add smarts to the workflow (performance support) than to stuff things into people’s heads. This is especially true when the content is more about compliance than performance. This month's #LCBQ is the first with the Big Question Thought Leaders.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Learning Myths with Dr. Will Thalheimer

Learning Visions

9% Hit us Hard 47% Hurt a little 41% Not much effect 3% Helped us MYTHS the Business Side Has about Learning Client asked him to develop a course for business side. Training alone produces improvements in on-the-job performance. Measurement myths Technology is key to learning success (we must use elearning, social media, video etc. -- nothing else is effective). Bob Mosher: Performance Support and Learning at th.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Getting to Good Enough

Learning Visions

Ive also tried to argue with clients about what makes effective learning. 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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