Using Facebook as a learning platform


Let’s start this post by stating that Facebook was not actually created as a learning platform, it can however clearly be used to enhance and support elearning. We have written about Facebook apps for elearning before in this post!

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Half of Companies Blocking Facebook

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Wednesday, August 22, 2007 Half of Companies Blocking Facebook Christy Tucker has been musing on Social Networking as LMS: Problems and Opportunities. One real problem is corporate fear of social networking tools. Im no Facebook super-user and I havent experienced a huge time suck from it, but I suppose its possible. What Is Instructional Design? #2

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Hiring Design Agency VS Hiring Freelance Graphic Designer: What Should You Choose

Your Training Edge

There are obviously plenty of fish in the sea, so you can find a perfect match for your projects in every field of work, including graphic design. At the same time, the best graphic design agencies guarantee high-quality work and timely delivery. Pros of Hiring a Design Agency.

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SMEs Are Not Instructional Designers

Association eLearning

Guide them by asking about real world scenarios and problems. Pam Kelly Instructional Design Director at Digitec Interactive. SMEs Are Not Instructional Designers - March 18, 2013. eLearning design > Top Ten eLearning Design Tips - August 27, 2007.

Developing a Results Driven Curriculum

experience PA G E 2 2 Design—the. PA G E 2 8 Start Designing for Results at Your. design project you know that it can feel like there. A well-designed. curriculum design is successful is often left to chance. to solve the business problems that need solving.

The Death of the Traditional Web: Implications for Self-Directed Learning

Dashe & Thomson

Within that shrinking slice of online time, Facebook is increasingly the portal for everything. While the “document Web” (as author Ben Elowitz terms the old-style Web) shrank by 9 percent overall, Facebook consumption increased by 69 percent, essentially stealing time from everything else.

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I finally succumbed to Facebook

Clive on Learning

I hadn't intended to sign up with Facebook. Jilly, my wife's daughter, had a look through my first attempt at a profile and pointed out several extremely uncool references (she does work for a web design company in London and therefore qualifies as a reasonable guide of cool) which I quickly corrected. I had no idea what to expect from Facebook and, a couple of weeks later, my expectations remain very fuzzy. I'm not sure whether anyone does.

Learning Game Design Series, Part 1: Play and Evaluate Games

Knowledge Guru

Last week’s post gave an overview of the entire process for getting started in learning game design or creating game-based learning. If you don’t like playing games, don’t try to design a game because you’re going to hate this step. I loved this game design.

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Paper Cuts


I’ll also share my problems – and there are plenty of them – so if you can solve any for me I’d be grateful! This may have something to do with the age of my S4, but I recently read that Facebook is getting serious about resolution. Yet I struck more problems.

Why Your Association Should Be Considering Responsive Web Design

Association eLearning

With the right website design and behind-the-scenes infrastructure, these sort of tasks should be easy for members to accomplish when looking at a big desktop monitor, or even a laptop. This isn’t a new problem of course. It takes more time to design, and therefore it’s more expensive.

Why Training has a Bad Name (and how we can change it)

Learning Rebels

Not that brilliant sales program you helped to design – but the bad, the boring and the “Kill me now” stuff. Bad training experiences and poorly designed (or non-existent) job resources have become the brand of “Learning and Development” or “Training”.

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Games For Change Part 2: How We Ran Our Learning Game Design Workshop

Bottom-Line Performance

We are designing the game and playing it as an exhibition at the 2012 Spirit and Place Festival in Indianapolis on November 9th. Once we had done some initial brainstorming and clarified our mission, we were set to go for our first game design workshop.

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Games For Change Part 2: How We Ran Our Learning Game Design Workshop

Bottom-Line Performance

We are designing the game and playing it as an exhibition at the 2012 Spirit and Place Festival in Indianapolis on November 9th. Once we had done some initial brainstorming and clarified our mission, we were set to go for our first game design workshop.

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Designing eLearning for Schema Theory

Integrated Learnings

Our experiences constantly build and revise these mental models, which we use to solve problems and understand the world around us. Regardless of which instructional design model is your favorite – Gagne’s nine events of instruction , Merrill’s first principles , or something else – stimulating recall is likely an important component of it. Has schema theory helped inform the way you design eLearning? You might also be interested in our page on Facebook or Twitter feed.

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#G4C Part 4: How to Use Play Test Results to Improve Learning Game Design

Bottom-Line Performance

In Part Two , we talked about our first game design workshop. Problem : Can’t get through game in the desired hour length: Solution : Eliminate 2 months of play from board so we play for 4 months instead of 6 months. Problem : Jobs take too long to come up in the Draw pile.

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Find out if social learning chemistry works for you!

Origin Learning

Which brings us to the question as to the start of how to craft, design, and lay the foundation of using the social media platform as an effective engagement tool in the sphere of learning? Encourage a system that enabled peer-to-peer problem solving between employees.

ASTD ICE learning game design workshop resources

Knowledge Guru

We did a one-day pre-conference workshop on getting started with learning game design – and had participants creating some amazing game prototypes by day’s end. The first step in becoming a game designer is to play games. I think the game is well-designed.

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A Challenge For Designers Of Game Based Learning

Upside Learning

The purpose of the challenge is to seek ideas for the design of a video game that would inspire and empower kids with chronic diseases to become more engaged in managing their own illnesses. This is a splendid opportunity for designers of game based learning to showcase their talents.

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Sparking Innovation in Your eLearning Design

Integrated Learnings

Initially, I read it thinking about how I can be more innovative as an instructional designer. As I continued reading, I started to feel as though the advice could also serve as design approaches for motivating learners and making learning stick. Complex (and relevant) scenarios in a problem-based eLearning lesson may accomplish this. What else translates into design advice? You might also be interested in our page on Facebook or Twitter feed. By Shelley A.

7 Habits of Highly Effective Instructional Designers

Integrated Learnings

I was thinking about the book the other day, and I also started thinking about how those habits might translate for instructional design specifically. It's about being the source of solutions, rather than waiting for others to solve problems. As instructional designers, we can be proactive by observing business trends and building relationships with our clients. This is what we should do as instructional designers as well. Tags: Instructional Design

eLearning Cyclops: A Priest, A Rabbi and an Instructional Designer.

eLearning Cyclops

A Priest, A Rabbi and an Instructional Designer Are in a Bar and Identify a Training Need: A response to the #LCBQ. Of course stakeholders come to training departments all the time demanding training and we need to look at the problem first as Jay Cross was quick to point out. It is important to note that I am writing from the perspective of an e-learning designer in a corporate training department. Share to Twitter Share to Facebook. eLearning Cyclops.

This Week on #TalkTech: Bad UX Design, Death of the Keyword Tool, and Tech Hype

Bottom-Line Performance

Gartner’s Hype Cycle report shows the “Slope of Enlightenment” Can you think of any other launches that flopped from poor UX design? This article talks about a really important piece of UX design: Cognitive Fluency.

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Top 5 PowerPoint Design Tips for Trainers


It’s every training designer’s best friend and worst enemy — PowerPoint. How to Solve PowerPoint’s 3 Biggest Problems with Presentations. Or to design a Twitter background? Or a Facebook banner? It’s indispensable, it’s maddening.

Culture Is Key to Sustained Design Thinking-Based Practice

CLO Magazine

It can mean adopting a new way of thinking about process, collaboration and idea generation, and that’s a cultural exercise that touches the entire organization — not just the executives learning about design thinking practices.

How Social Networks Can Harness the Power of Weak Ties | Social.

Dashe & Thomson

The power of tools like Facebook, LinkedIn, and Yammer, are pretty astounding. The real discovery came when they posed problems for various employees to solve. Learning and development professionals should remember the Weak Ties theory when designing social learning systems.

Jaime Casap – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators


The traditional classroom was designed and constructed to keep distractions out, to keep kids focused in the classroom. Or, a kid can be in his dorm room, think up a better way to create a social network of people as opposed to looking people up in a static library and you can create Facebook. Instead, I ask students what problem they want to solve. What problem spins in their head? What problem are they interested in?

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How to MOOC: Social Media in the Corporate Classroom, Part 2

Your Training Edge

So you are ready to design your own massive open online course (MOOC) and you want to incorporate social media. Facebook, aka social networking. Facebook is the prime place for people to connect, and studies have shown that college students (i.e.,

Do Instructional Designers in the Social Digital Age need an.

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Do Instructional Designers in the Social Digital Age need an Engineering Background? In fact, instructional designers are wired to think this way.

Three Essential Tips for New Online Training Designers


So where does someone new to the field of online learning design begin? Connect with Other Online Learning Designers. You definitely want to connect with like-minded individuals and leaders in the field of design. That’s not design. Design starts with ideas.

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Advanced Models of Story-Based eLearning Design - Tip #141

Vignettes Learning

I just presented to a large audience in a webinar on the 7 Advanced Models of Story-Based eLearning Design. The classical story structure takes a different form when we review technologies like YouTube, crowdcasting, cloud serving, Vimeo, Facebook, Twitter and other interactive tools.

Weapons of mass deception?

Learning with e's

The media seems full of reportage on how social media carries content designed to deceive users. How much of these problems are actually the fault of the social media, and to what extent are Facebook, Twitter and other popular platforms actually culpable?

Motivating The Instructional Designer

The eLearning Coach

Perhaps it hits you when you’re writing a storyboard to teach a poorly designed and uninspiring software program. But what about motivating instructional designers? When I was studying Instructional Design, a college professor once told the class that we were the learner’s advocates. Instructional Design is a selfless job in many ways, because it’s not about you, it’s about them—the learners. Problem-solving is a motivating task.

Mobile Learning: A Designer’s Guide to Fighting Learner Distraction

SHIFT eLearning

The problem is yet more pronounced in mLearning, as devices themselves may cause distractions such as phone calls, email alerts, and the knowledge that the user could easily be doing something different. Design Content with Mobile in Mind.

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The Future Of Learning Design

The eLearning Coach

If you are intrigued by the future of learning design, you won’t want to miss the second half of this interview with Karl Kapp. Coach: What types of challenges do newer technologies, such as mobile and podcast, present to the instructional designer?

5 Ways to Improve Online Course Completion Rates


If you do not want to host your own forum, a Facebook Group can be very effective. When your students join a course Facebook Group, posts from the group will appear in their Facebook News Feeds. Students can continue to be members of the course Facebook Group even after they complete the course. The solution to this problem is to email students as soon as they begin to disengage with your course. instructional design

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