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Imagined worlds

Learning with e's

One of the new skills that teachers will need to master in the future will be the ability to manage virtual learning spaces. The use of web based resources and networked computers enable students to enter worlds previously inaccessible, allowing them to explore within that imagined world we call 'cyberspace'. Such imagined worlds can also be very flexible, in that they represent spaces where the student is not constrained by the traditional boundaries of space and place.

Emergence of the Performance Catalyst

Tom Spiglanin

Perhaps because the format was virtually given, there was tremendous emphasis on methods of engagement, scaffolding experiences, and devising countless ways to entice workers to learn. The L&D field scrambled to take advantage of the new graphical platform, as well as the developing World Wide Web, and new tools were abundant. Haven’t we all abandoned proven and effective work styles for ineffective patterns of behavior when under stress?

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Emergence of the Performance Catalyst

Tom Spiglanin

Perhaps because the format was virtually given, there was tremendous emphasis on methods of engagement, scaffolding experiences, and devising countless ways to entice workers to learn. The L&D field scrambled to take advantage of the new graphical platform, as well as the developing World Wide Web, and new tools were abundant. Haven’t we all abandoned proven and effective work styles for ineffective patterns of behavior when under stress?

How Well Does Your Company Know its World?

Mindflash

I was struck by how unfamiliar virtually all of the students were with the Federal Reserve. They were disconnected (by unawareness or intentional disinterest) from important information about their world. They run their business without a true understanding of the world in which they operate. And without information about today’s world, it’s difficult to build meaningful success and a sustainability strategy. What is popular, effective, and attention-getting?

The ripple effect

Learning with 'e's

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. We synthesise our beliefs, knowledge and understanding of the world through constant exposure to the ideas of others. We are essentially performing our ideas to a vast and unseen audience.

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

Learning Visions

Tuesday, July 10, 2007 The Real World, SecondLife and FaceBook/MySpace Over the past few weeks Ive conducted about 17 interviews with current college students and recent graduates. This was a little wake up call to me as I sit in my little e-Learning world, trying to immerse myself in all that is new. The rest of the world is not in this technology bubble yet. However, ideas taken from Second Life, minus the cultural trappings, could be effective.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Gadgets, Games and Gizmos for Learning

Learning Visions

Wednesday, September 12, 2007 Gadgets, Games and Gizmos for Learning Welcome to stop #3 of The Karl Kapp Games, Gadgets, and Gizmos Virtual World Book Tour. Thinking creatively is good. Thats way more creativity than I may have in me. Back to who is a "gamer" -- I know 39-year olds deeply immersed (they might call it addicted) in World of Warcraft. Bob Mosher: Performance Support and Learning at th.

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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.

Identity in a digital age

Learning with e's

People gain their identity and form their habits by looking at themselves through the perception of society and other people they interact with.' ( New World Encyclopedia ) I did some research of my own back in the 90s based on the presentation of self in everyday life. 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.

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. Microsoft’s Office 365 is the bread and butter of getting work done in large corporations around the world, and it encourages collaboration across entire organizations.

The Demise of E-learning (the brand)

Tom Spiglanin

It was 1996, and many of us in training organizations around the world were just beginning to use the early tools to move training to the personal computer. With the advent of the World Wide Web and its Intranet counterparts, our tools evolved to enable network distribution. At the same time, the World Wide Web was still in its infancy but growing rapidly. A plethora of online performance support tools to help get the job done, even by a novice.

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. Microsoft’s Office 365 is the bread and butter of getting work done in large corporations around the world, and it encourages collaboration across entire organizations.

E-Learning 101: Straightforward Answers to Fundamental Questions

ATD Learning Technologies

Some LMSs offer advanced features that support performance management and social learning opportunities. In the world of paperback novels, a page turner is an engaging book you don’t want to put down. 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.

Learning and the Changing Workplace – Part 1

Tom Spiglanin

Some point to TED and Khan Academy content as exemplars of the future of workplace learning, including the ability to learn at convenient times and places or the effectiveness of “flipped” training where content is consumed outside a classroom and face-to-face sessions are used to discuss it and application within the organization. And virtually all of them envision these as forms of formal learning, taking place behind the corporate firewall.

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Small Changes Make a Difference

Tom Spiglanin

Yet I remain optimistic, because now I can actually make a difference, guiding the next generation of our technical training programs and influencing the evolution of existing classes that are taught by our highly specialized subject matter experts, some of whom are world reknown experts in their field. My optimism ultimately derives from several sources, most profoundly my personal learning network of colleagues around the world.

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How to Choose the Right Sales Trainer

Mindflash

Sales training companies typically specialize in one or more sales subject areas, but rarely deliver high-quality solutions in all sales subject areas, with the possible exception of a handful of the world’s largest sales training companies. Remember please that effective sales training is not picking one subject for this year’s sales kickoff meeting and then another subject for next year’s. Image used under Creative Commons by Flickr user jennace.

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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. Real World Consequences. Analog World: Some of the most ideal feedback replicates what happens in the analog world. In simulations and virtual worlds, learners are given a chance to explore, manipulate and practice so they can learn in a safe environment. That’s real world feedback.

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. Gamers are free to take risks in spaces where 'real world' consequences are negated. Next time, they improve their performance and avoid the same errors.

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Our digital future 11: AI enhanced course design

Learning with 'e's

We have traversed several emerging ideas, including the use of virtual teaching assistants (chatbots), ultra-personalised learning and machine intelligence, but the most important component in education is still the human element. However, replacing some aspects of what teachers do is both effective and inevitable. "AI In many parts of the world this won't happen at all, usually because of what has been called the digital divide.

Things ain't what they used to be

Learning with 'e's

Most of the time, objects were simply there to be used to perform a task the user required. The difference is, at present we can use our devices to interact directly with virtual space, but with smart context aware objects surrounding us, we will be able to interact through virtual tools into the real world. These are very effective, but they are superficial compared to what comes next. Not so long ago, objects were simply objects.

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Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ

Tony Karrer

Virtual classrooms and smart-boards are used in a more student-centered way (not putting all the attention to one person up-front=bad). The availability of cost-effective resources to facilitate wide collaboration (including open source software that enables wikis, discussion groups, chat and even web conferencing) presents the chance for organizations to reconsider the effectiveness of the performance support being offered to their people.

The drama of Facebook

Learning with 'e's

The world''s largest and most successful social network, Facebook - celebrated its tenth anniversary in February 2014. In its short lifetime it has become the most popular virtual meeting place for millions of friends, family, and long-lost acquaintances worldwide. One social anthropologist in particular might have had a great deal to say about the Facebook effect. Never the less, they are performing a role, and are unwittingly engaging with an audience of others.

Teach less, learn more

Learning with e's

Maybe it was the world class quality and quantity of our invited speakers. John Davitt, in his quirky, off-the-wall session: 'From Silo to Orchestra: The staccato progress of eLearning' encouraged us all to perform our teaching in a different way, using different steps, alternative tempos and creative melodies, so that learners were engaged in many new ways. I think this is quite profound, that in effect we as teachers can get in the way of a child's progress.

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Top 40 eLearning Articles and 5 Hot Topics for Early March

eLearning Learning Posts

Constructivism in Workplace Learning and Development - The E-Learning Curve , March 10, 2010 Constructivist-based workplace learning and development addresses the demands of the real world. Virtual Team Management - ID Reflections , March 8, 2010 I recommend this simulation to all those who either are handling a globally distributed team or a project, and to all managers who feel that effective communication is one of the keys to business success. Best of eLearning Learning.

Free L&D webinars for August 2018

Limestone Learning

Wednesday, August 1, 2018, 9AM – 10AM PT: Mousify Your Organization’s Performance: Five Keys to Disney-Inspired Success Examine the five Walt Disney–inspired strategies for peak organizational performance—Purpose, Priorities, People, Platform, Process—and learn how Walt Disney applied each of them to his theme park business. performance strategies that deliver a single purpose-focused outcome. Describe how to make a program effective.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Meeting Face to Face

Learning Visions

Or is it substituted by other tools (how effective?)(web How simple and effective is that eyebrow raise? And how effective is that substitution? I felt this medium was very time effective bearing good results. I have experience with several different means of “virtual&# communication and I think it’s crucial to be able to connect a face with a name and voice. It does seem like the picture/video thing was wedded early on to the virtual classroom.

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63 Great eLearning Posts and Hottest Topics for November 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

Clive on Learning , November 8, 2010I came fairly late to the multi-touch iOS/Android/W7 Mobile world, having been stuck on a 2-year contract with a Nokia smart phone that was great compared to the phones I’d had before, but which I now realise was hopelessly behind the game. Principles for Effectively Designing a 3D Learning Environment. few concepts have longevity such as “how effective is technology enhanced learning when contrasted with traditional classrooms?&#.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: e-Learning Guild Synchronous Learning Systems

Learning Visions

Its going to change drastically -- integration with virtual social worlds Karl: Interesting to note the # (27%) of organizations that are using more than one tool. 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: Instructional Designers: Do You Have a Degree in ID?

Learning Visions

In the UK, according to Clive, virtually no one has a degree in Instructional Design. In many cases great instructional designers follow the instructional design process instinctively and the degree simply adds a common language to what they are already doing. In the corporate world I learned that reputation, ability (work produced), and ROI counts for a lot more than a piece of paper and knowledge of field specific terminology.

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. Jay Cross has been described as a visionary, world-renowned learning strategist and believes he is the man who first coined the term ‘elearning’ on the web. “When the web arrived, I thought, the world will not be the same from now on.

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. Jay Cross has been described as a visionary, world-renowned learning strategist and believes he is the man who first coined the term ‘elearning’ on the web. “When the web arrived, I thought, the world will not be the same from now on.

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. Jay Cross has been described as a visionary, world-renowned learning strategist and believes he is the man who first coined the term ‘elearning’ on the web. “When the web arrived, I thought, the world will not be the same from now on.

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. Jay Cross has been described as a visionary, world-renowned learning strategist and believes he is the man who first coined the term ‘elearning’ on the web. “When the web arrived, I thought, the world will not be the same from now on.