Tue.Jul 19, 2011

Knowing where to look is more valuable than knowing what

Clive on Learning

According to an article in last Saturday's Guardian , research conducted at Columbia University and reported in Science Magazine shows just how much people have come to rely on the internet as 'an external memory source that we can access at any time'. In one experiment, participants were given pieces of information to type into a computer. Half were told the computer would retain the information and the other half were told it would be erased.

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eLearning and Fun: Two Words Not Normally Seen Together

Dashe & Thomson

Over at the Learning Circuits blog, the big question for July is “How do you make eLearning fun?&# They are not asking for much there, are they?

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Second Summer 2011?Learning in 3D” class explores another virtual world

Kapp Notes

Last night in class we had the opportunity to check out VenueGen and see how it functioned. The software provided a great opportunity for students to see a professional virtual world and to explore how it functioned.

3 Simple Ways to Measure the Success of Your E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

Whenever I travel I like to spend some time hanging out with blog readers to answer questions. At a recent session someone asked, “How do I measure the success of my elearning?”. That’s kind of a tricky question. While we may all use words like “elearning” we don’t always mean the same thing.

2017 Customer Training Benchmarks Study

What are the baseline metrics for a successful customer training program? Find out in Skilljar's inaugural customer training benchmarks study, which includes an analysis of completion rates, course duration, and more. Click to download.

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Create Your Own Twitter-Powered Personal Learning Network


Sometimes creative ideas hide in the darkness, and we, as designers, can fall into a routine of producing the same types of designs that we always do, using the same formula, and the same process. This leads to ho-hum programs.

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Learn to Learn By Studying Zombie Behavior


As an OpenSesame summer intern, I’m surrounded by the ceaseless serious discussions of adults. I fear that I’m not being respected, due to my younger age and often times less than serious demeanor, so I’m working hard to write an extremely serious, extremely adult blog post.

Breaking down fences

Learning with e's

Seth Godin's blog is always good value, but his post today is quite profound. He writes about his avid reading of the entire collection of one library's science fiction stock during his high school days and concludes that "Expertise is a posture as much as it is a volume of knowledge".

Playing Cards at a Tech Conference: A Game of Phones Reviewed by Brian Dusablon

Learning Solutions Magazine

The card game A Game of Phones made its debut at The eLearning Guild’s mLearnCon in June. While you might wonder what a card game has to do with mobile learning, the experience of the players showed the value of combining social interaction with a game around the context of using mobile technology.

Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success

Off-the-shelf elearning is applicable for a wide audience, but it won’t address your organization’s unique situations or distinctive content. So are these courses all that helpful? For sure! Read on for 7 secrets to make off-the-self learning your own.

Conference Outlines Cutting-Edge Learning Technology


From how we communicate, to how we work, to how we shop, advances in technology have radically changed how we go about nearly all aspects of our lives — with at least one notable exception.

Top Trends in eLearning: 9/15-16

Take an e-Learning Break

I'm presenting - eLearning Guild Online Forum on 9/16. My topic is "Is HTML5 Ready for eLearning?" Hope you will join me! In this Online Forum, you will review many of the top trends in eLearning. Is learning through play still on the rise? What about alternate reality, simulations, and visualization? Social learning? eBooks? Storytelling? What will HTML5 mean to eLearning? What business, economic, and cultural trends will impact how, when, and where we deliver learning?

The Importance of Opportunity Cost for L&D

CLO Magazine

Last week we talked about the role of opportunity costs in valuing a switch from instructor-led training (ILT) to web-based training (WBT). This week we will explore the importance of opportunity cost more generally for L&D. Opportunity cost is an economic concept with tremendous relevance to training. In fact, if the concept didn’t already exist in economics, we would have to invent it. The definition will sound a little nerdy, but it is really just common sense. So, here we go.

How-To Learn by Trial and Error


This post should not need to be written … Everytime, and I mean every time, you learn to do anything, you have done so by trial and error. Genius short circuits the process. Talent gets it quicker, but the process of learning is the same. Trial. error. The latest findings from the neurosciences show [.]. Brain Learning

3 Ways to Create a Best in Class Customer Training Plan

Looking to improve your training plan for Q4 and beyond? Download this guide to learn how the right goals, education, and tools can help.