Sat.Sep 02, 2006 - Fri.Sep 08, 2006

eLearning 1.0 vs. 2.0 - Help Needed

Tony Karrer

I want to try an experiment. I think there's an interesting bit of content in here, but in exchange, I would ask that you maybe throw me a bone and answer a question or two in exchange.

Learning 1.5 - for those who prefer evolution to revolution

Clive on Learning

This week I had the job of setting up a new Moodle site in order to run a course for a European Union project I am involved in. The people hosting the site (the very capable and modestly-priced , asked me what domain name I wanted for the site. I hadn't really given this any thought, but made a bit of an effort to come up with something that meant something - at least to me. I had a mad moment and thought of working it around 'learning 2.0'.

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Learnlets » Models, manuals, and more…

Clark Quinn

Jay Cross' Informal Learning Blog, InformL pointed me to this blog post about the need for manuals and the problems with them. The diagram says it all, really. My PhD work included mental models, and the research is robust: that with

Harvard Law goes Learning2.0 with courses in SecondLife

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

Law in the Court of Public Opinion is Harvard's try at using SecondLife as a learning platform. So cool! Well, if its good enough for Harvard, I suspect its good enough for the rest of us.wouldn't you say? I discovered this via Joho the Blog.thanks David

2018 Customer Training Goals

Are your customer training goals actually achievable? Or will they be cast aside as your team gets caught up in their daily tasks? If you’re not sure, this guide can help.

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Breakthrough eLearning: Making the Connection

Breakthrough eLearning

i recently came across a refreshingly frank article by david maister titled "why (most) training is useless." after years of experience as a trainer he has come to the conclusion that "the majority of business training

What is Corporate eLearning Development all about?

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

The blog that is.this blog to be specific. I recently had my 1 year blog birthday party (or was it aniversary?) and so now seemed like a good time to reflect on just what the heck this thing is all about. I started Corporate eLearning Development in August of 2005.


Defending the Status Quo - Seth Godin

Tony Karrer

A list that we all recognize posted by Seth Godin - Defending the Status Quo "That will never work." ". That said, the labor laws make it difficult for us to do a lot of the suggestions [you] put out. And we do live in a lawsuit oriented society."" "Can you show me some research that demonstrates that this will work?" Well, if you had some real-world experience, then you would understand." "I I don't think our customers will go for that, and without them we'd never be able to afford to try this."

Informal Learning Blog » LMS, we hardly knew ye

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

After this, neither SumTotal,, Saba, nor Plateau will ever hire me for a consulting gig. Nonetheless, I must tell you that in informal learning, THE LMS EMPEROR HAS NO CLOTHES. Use learning management systems (LMS) for

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.

Knowledge and Learning In The News - 9/2/2006

Big Dog, Little Dog

iPods for Learning - Knowledge Jump. So, what is the iPods' value in a corporate setting? For example, you could place an audio and visual guide of your organization on an iPod and send new hires on a "tour" of their own (just like the Museum of Modern Art does), rather than having them wait for a class just to sit through a PowerPoint presentation. Or perhaps record a step-by-step procedure of a task, along with a few picture and/or notes to an iPod and use it as a training device.

School Crash.made me think

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

This accident slowed traffic to a crawl while on my 60min commute to my teaching gig at the Art Institute. I pulled out the ol' Treo650 and snapped this shot. Okay, so its not great, but it got me thinking for the remainder of my drive. Is that us, the web2.0 crowd, driving that car into the web2.0

Harvard Extension Class in Second Life

Tony Karrer

Found this on Joho the Blog - but you almost have to go visit the class description just to see that - yeah that's Harvard Law and yep, they are using Second Life for real

Informal Learning Blog » Get them to RTFM

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Kathy Sierra has a great post on making instruction manuals useful. Or even exciting. This is how performance support is supposed to work. If only manufacturers would do the math on the ROI of treating customers to a learning path

State of the Front-Line Manager

It's no secret that front-line managers are essential to your organization's success. They form the base of your leadership development funnel and, most likely, account for over half of all your organization's leaders. Improving how front-line managers perform yields mouthwatering increases in how individual contributors perform.

Better Discussion / Debate in Learning

Tony Karrer

Mark Oehlert post: I long for this kind of debate in our learning circles. talks about something that definitely stuck a chord for me. In particular, he laments that as he was reading a discussion in a different domain and "working on the team picking out sessions for the 2007 ASTD conference " he found himself wanting to have better discussion and debate in our world of learning. Mark - I do too! However, as I continued to read Mark's post, I realized that he and I may not want the same thing.

Goodbye LMS?

Tony Karrer

I had seen this paper ( Social software: E-learning beyond learning management systems ) before, but Jay Cross's take on the implications of the paper in LMS, we hardly knew ye is interesting: LMS create a walled garden in an era when walls are falling down. Why not use the real internet and real internet technology rather than some hokey oversimplification? Furthermore, how can you manage serendipitous learning that is inherently unmanageable?

Q&A - eLearning Standards Especially SCORM

Tony Karrer

Now that I posted about Better Questions for Learning Professionals , I've been receiving questions via email from a variety of people. That's great! I like getting interesting questions. Some of them I just respond with an email. But, I'm going to try to make a practice of creating blog posts around some of the questions. Here's a recent one to get me started: Is it mandatory to use SCORM while developing an E-learning Software?

Steve Irwin: "Education is all about.passion and enthusiasm"

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

I was awake at 1am (irrigating my property.its an Arizona thing) when I heard about the death of Steve Irwin the Crocodile Hunter. My kids call it Animal Chanimal, but Animal Planet is where my children have learned just about everything they know about animals. But its more than that.

Content Planning Map: A Template for Training Teams

Are you delivering disjointed feature-based training? Rather than looking at small tasks, focus training content on goals that you want your students to achieve. Download the template to learn how!

Another reason why Apple ROCKS!

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

With the cloud of layoffs hanging over Intel employee's heads, spirits are low to say the least. But, in my case when the going gets tough, the tough! Okay, so not normally, but I thought it sounded funny. Anyways. Monday afternoon I ordered up a fully loaded 20" iMac. Can you imagine my dissapointment when I saw the wednesday morning announcement of the NEW iMacs ? Just as I'm about ready to pick up the phone and raise some heck, I get this email.

Evolution or Revolution.I'll take one revolution to go please

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

Another great find from elearnspace. I'm all about the revolution. The post he links to is an outstanding commentary on the change process. Basically, when evolution does not occur then a revolution is required to ANY effective change to occur. This is the current state of learning with corporations and the educational system. Most people are still approaching web2.0 as new tools, and I'm even seeing it in my own company.

Yeah! Why don't learning platform vendors open their platform?

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

I'm certain that in the near future they will have no choice but to do exactly that. from e-clippings) Mark, my friend, I'm scratching my head wondering the same thing. Oh, and those numbers you mention in your question at the end. What is the value add in paying $100K for something that will takes weeks/months to stand up, when I could possibly pay 1/10th of that and have something turned on today?".Let's Let's just say $100k is laughably low for one of those systems you listed. Try 6 million!

The 19 Best eLearning Blogs

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

Gabe from articulate has posted his list of The 19 Best Elearning Blogs. Corporate eLearning Development landed the #17 spot. Thanks, Gabe. This is very cool! I have 52 blog feeds in my Learning folder, so I can understand how difficult this task must have been. One glaring omission I see is e-clippings published by Mark Oehlert

The Secret to Getting Learning Results May Not Be What You Think

Do you struggle to achieve measurable results with your learning solutions? If so, you’re not alone. According to CEB, traditional training only creates 37% learning transfer. This guide explores the causes of poor transfer and concrete steps to achieving better outcomes.

The Internet: The ultimate learning machine

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

Jay Cross is on a roll and I would encourage everyone to read the following posts and the links within them: The business environment of informal learning LMS, we hardly knew ye Remember folks, embrace the chaos

The intersection between Enterprise2.0 and Learning2.0

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

Rod Boothby at the innovation Creators blog has back to back awesome posts that help me answer questions about Learning2.0 in my corporate environment. When to Use a Blog and When to use a wiki This one is short and to the point. Very good stuff. Email is critical to Enterprise2.0 and Office2.0 Well I wouldn't say critical but it will be useful for many years to come but reduced significantly with each passing year.

Another learning professional discovers the learning reality of virtual reality

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

I'm trying not to blog during this long holiday weekend, but I couldn't help check the blogosphere just once. I was moved to post by several posts that I saw, but none more so than the virtual worlds? post at Learnlets. I love to read about the experiences others are having within virtual environments. And I don't care which environments either, although most of the action these days is happening within SecondLife. The video he links to is very well done and I've shown it many times over.