Mon.Aug 01, 2011

Seven billion teachers

Learning with e's

Everyone on Earth is a teacher. We all have the ability to help others to learn. This is exactly what Vygotsky had in mind when he proposed his famous Zone of Proximal Development (ZPD) theory.

Nuts and Bolts: What's Your Story? by Jane Bozarth

Learning Solutions Magazine

In Learning Solutions Magazine, a number of authors have suggested using stories to support learning. Sometimes managers object to the idea of using stories as being too touchy-feely. Here’s a new way to look at the process, and some words to replace “story.”. Getting Started Instructional Design

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Review of Snap! 1.1 Update

E-learning Uncovered

About three months ago, Trivantis released Snap! by Lectora – a PowerPoint authoring tool à la Articulate. Today they announced their 1.1 update. Normally I only comment on major releases, but this one has some important features. I’d put about half of them in the keeping-up-with-the-Joneses category, meaning the addition of basic features that Articulate already has. The rest of the new features provide some differentiation.

Design Instruction Like a Game Developer

Kapp Notes

As a way of improving instruction and creating more effective learning tools, let’s recast classroom and online instructional methods using game-based thinking. For example, we traditionally teach problem-solving, leadership, decision making and other critical higher order thinking skills by providing learners a list all the elements that need to be learned. A trainer careful explains each item and what it means and then the learners are given a case study or role-play.

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Technical training: What do they need to DO?

Making Change

Here’s a common question: All employees have to know how to use our software. Why isn’t that a good enough goal for instructional design? Why should I go through action mapping ?

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Vacation in August for the LCBQ

The Learning Circuits

Just a quick note to say that the Big Question Thought Leaders and I will be taking a vacation in August from the LCBQ. Enjoy the time off. Look forward to next month's big question

Technical training: What do they need to DO?

Making Change

Here’s a common question: All employees have to know how to use our software. Why isn’t that a good enough goal for instructional design? Why should I go through action mapping ?

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Prioritization: What To Do When Everyone Wants Your Help

CLO Magazine

There are worse problems to have; namely, people think so little of the L&D group that no one wants their help. That said, most L&D groups are good, and the more typical problem is that they are asked to do more work than they can realistically do. So, what should you do when you find yourself in that situation? You will need to prioritize and this means saying NO to some requests. I have found that this is incredibly difficult for many L&D professionals to do.

Take Charge of your eLearning environment

Learn how to maximize the impact of your learning by aligning to the goals of your organization, how to establish a learning culture with gamification including leaderboards and badges. Discover a learning content management system that is both powerful and easy to configure and manage.

Most Revolutionary Google Product Launch of the Past Month (Hint: It’s Not Google+)

Social Learning

Since its launch in beta format a month ago, Google+ has registered some significant buzz within the social learning community.

July 2011 Review

Jane Hart

Tweet. July was Google Plus month – and it was interesting to read the variety of articles and blog posts about this shiny new social networking service.

Review of Snap! 1.1 Update

E-learning Uncovered

About three months ago, Trivantis released Snap! by Lectora – a PowerPoint authoring tool à la Articulate. Today they announced their 1.1 update. Normally I only comment on major releases, but this one has some important features. I’d put about half of them in the keeping-up-with-the-Joneses category, meaning the addition of basic features that Articulate already has. The rest of the new features provide some differentiation.

Easygenerator is coming to the USA

easygenerator

We are moving forwards with easygenerator and the next step will be that we will enter the US market. After our 7.4 release (July first) we are convinced that we now have a very competitive authoring platform that can take on any other authoring tool. We will open office in Boston (within a month or two), from there we will coordinate US business development and provide services and support. We expect the office to open in October or November. We have hired our first dedicated US sales person.

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.