9 Best eLearning Websites to Grasp Knowledge of Programming

Your Training Edge

As the technology trends are advancing, computer programming is becoming the core competency of all kinds of work. Nowadays, many people hold the potential and have the chance to become an expert in many of the programming languages such as C++ and JavaScript.

9 Tips to Use Images in your eLearning Programs


In this article, we bring forward some useful tips to select the apt image for your eLearning programs. Nowadays, most of the images have an attribution from Creative Commons. Be very very selective about the images you choose for your eLearning programs.

March of the robots

Learning with e's

Students design and build similar robots from kits, investing creativity into their designs, and then they program them to perform a variety of tasks that are mapped against the curriculum. I just wish we were able to build and program robots when I was in school.

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10 Free Audio Programs to Use for E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

Creative Commons Audio. Be sure to check out their Creative Commons License agreements before using them. The video kind of reminds of all of the lame training programs I’ve been in where we had to write and perform songs based on what we learned.

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Is the Training You’re Providing the Training Your Employees Want?

Your Training Edge

Below are six things employees want from training programs. Are your training programs active and proactive? Featured image by Alex Proimos [Creative Commons].

How to Make Wikis Part of Your Training Program


Image used under Creative Commons by Flickr user wonderferret. .

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Learning, making and powerful ideas

Learning with e's

With his colleagues, Papert was famous for developing one of the first educational programming languages, known as LOGO. By contrast, when a child learns to program, the process of learning is transformed. This is number 31 in my series on learning theories.

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Weekly Bookmarks (5/9/2011)

Experiencing eLearning

Online Education for Instructional Designers: Picking the Right Program by Lorna Collier : Learning Solutions Magazine. Learning Solutions Magazine article on online education programs for instructional designers. Includes ideas on how to pick a program that is the right fit for you. The table at the end with a list of schools, programs, and costs is very helpful. Check licenses; some are Creative Commons, some are free for commercial use, some are personal use only.

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Ten Things I Believe About Workplace Learning

Tom Spiglanin

Even when I support “legacy” training programs, these beliefs underpin my recommendations, actions, and decisions to influence change. This work by Tom Spiglanin is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0

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How To Fill The Void of Missing Powerpoint Clipart

eLearning Brothers

The Clipart library has been available within the PowerPoint and MS Word programs since the mid-1990s. Their existing library within the MS Office programs fails to capitalize on a huge piece of their business: Bing/Images/Image Search.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Name That Tool

Learning Visions

Friday, May 01, 2009 Name That Tool I just got a FaceBook query from someone and I thought you all could help: Im looking for a tool you might have come across, but I dont even know what product/programming group it belongs to. In turn, we can correlate that with competencies (or in our case program learning objectives) which in turn point to learning tracks. "If Cammy at Learning Solutions #ls2010 Audio Interview with Will Thalheimer on Common Des.

Spotlight: Elite Sport Performance Course


LearnDash is being used to power elearning programs of all shapes and sizes. Today I am excited to share with you the story of LearnDash customer Neil Martin and his training program: Elite Sport Performance: Psychological Perspectives.

Motivated Learners Find A Way

Tom Spiglanin

While we work hard to build engagement and good design into our programs, the 99% solution isn’t always the best answer. Ari can also only communicate what’s programmed into the device, restricting what she can say. Let me start by introducing my daughter, Arianna.

I Believe that Learning is Inherently Social

Tom Spiglanin

A lot of workplace programs were based on the, “university model.” Developing good elearning programs requires great finesse to mitigate both issues, a challenge met by only the best designers.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Instructional Design Central

Learning Visions

Thursday, December 06, 2007 Instructional Design Central Travis Jordan, a recent graduate from Utah States Instructional Technology program, has created Instructional Design Central , a collaborative website for professionals in the fields of instructional design, and E-Learning, and performance improvement. Id suggest including information on which degree programs offer a distance learning option.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Online Schooling for the K-12 Set

Learning Visions

This hasnt gotten onto my radar before -- Im not sure if there are any state-funded online programs in Massachusetts. I just hadnt realized that this had moved into the realm of full curriculum programs for K-12. 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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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. This work by [link] is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0

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E-Learning 101: Straightforward Answers to Fundamental Questions

ATD Learning Technologies

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. What is Creative Commons?

What a Difference a Year Makes

Tom Spiglanin

Last year I was primarily focused on integrating informal and social activities into organizational learning programs. This work by Tom Spiglanin is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0

Apprenticeships in the U.S. by the Numbers [Infographic]


Some are developing apprenticeship programs in which employees learn while they earn. These programs have long been overlooked in the U.S., The Department of Labor runs the Registered Apprenticeship program which serves two basic functions.

3 Steps for Creating Online Courses Your Students Will Love and Remember


Example: If your objective is to train users to troubleshoot problems in a specific program or operating system, your content must go beyond delivering theories or serving as a reference (with anecdotes, diagrams, etc.) Seth Godin speaking at Business of Software 2010 • Image by Betsy Weber.

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Any computer that can be replaced by a teacher, should be

Learning with e's

It would need to be programmed to do so - and that would still confine it to following those instructions without deviation. Photo by Steve Wheeler Here's my opinion, for what it's worth.

Perspective Matters

Tom Spiglanin

where he describes how many organizations try–and fail–to justify programs using return-on-investment measures. Similarly, an employee may approach his manager to request training or to participate in programs offered by the training department.

Checking In

Tom Spiglanin

Two weeks ago I volunteered to write a few scripts for videos on using SharePoint for a common workplace collaborative task. I titled this section, “Brother Erik,” because that’s how his name is programmed into Ari’s speech device.

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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.

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

CommLab India

Freesound.org : They aim to create a huge collaborative database of audio snippets, samples, recordings, and so on, and all sounds fall under a Creative Commons license. One of the important aspects of e-learning development is music.

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19 Kick-Butt Tools for ELearning


YouSendIt: Elearning files are huge, so that’s why having a program like YouSendIt will save you the headache of sending limits. Creative Commons: The never ending search for stock photography – may as well start at the source! Everyone likes nifty tips, tricks, and tools – so how about 19 of them!

The State of Instructional Design

Tom Spiglanin

” Never mind that I had delivered precisely what was described in my abstract, the thought that social learning as part of a formal educational program could be made into a turnkey system flabbergasted me.

Humans, machines and learning

Learning with e's

Secondly, computers blindly follow code, and have no free will to decide not to follow it (unless they are programmed to do so – which thereby defeats the notion of free will).

In search of penguins

Learning with e's

In search of penguins by Steve Wheeler was written in Plymouth, England and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0

How to Maximize Collaboration in Instructional Design


This means you may want to brush up on your general communication and time management skills, so you can avoid many of the common problems that cause friction in collaborative environments. Image by Michael Arrighi via Flickr Creative Commons License.

Imagined futures 5: Robot teachers

Learning with e's

They get to know their charges well, finding creative ways to help them to learn optimally, engaging them with methods and activities designed to draw out the best performances. Good teachers continually reflect on their practice, think critically and act creatively.

Of Metaphors and Perception

Tom Spiglanin

We then speak of programs that automatically search the internet as “spiders” that crawl the web. For me, conceptual metaphors do two significant things: They can quickly bring others to a common understanding of complex things such as concepts, systems, and processes.

How to Design Evergreen eLearning Content


When using this technique, you should archive your old podcasts or audio segments and keep them easily accessible in your editing program. For bonus points, add labels to the sections of your audio files within your program so you can easily find the sections that may need to be updated later.

How to Measure the Impact of Training on Your Bottom Line


How does that increase in output track against the cost of implementing and supporting the program? Money image courtesy of a Creative Commons license by TaxCredits.net.

Constructionism 3.0

Learning with e's

Alluding to the early work in educational programming by Seymour Papert (LOGO), Kumar suggested that this equated to constructionism 1.0 Photo by Paul Keheler on Wikimedia Commons Constructionism 3.0 Listening to MIT''s Vijay Kumar speaking is always informative.

Learning with robots

Learning with e's

A lot of research into learning by making was conducted by Seymour Papert , with notable learning tools such as the LOGO programming language being developed.