Sat.Dec 10, 2011 - Fri.Dec 16, 2011

Great TED Video by Tom Chatfield: 7 ways video games engage the brain

Kapp Notes

Here is a great TED Video that clearly details the ways that video games engage us, transfix us and compel us to action. Tom Chatfield also describes how video games are data collection machines and they are constantly collecting data on players.

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Massively scalable training

Clive on Learning

Some fantastic progress has been made recently in realising the concept of massively scalable education. You've probably already heard plenty about the Khan Academy , which has contributed to the maths education of millions, as well as the free online courses being run by faculty at Stanford University. An Introduction to Artificial Intelligence , led by Peter Norvig and Sebastian Thrun, attracted some 160,000 enquiries, of which 25,000 or more have made it through to its conclusion.

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The Flipped Learning Revolution — Coming to a Brain Near You?

Dashe & Thomson

One of the concepts in training that has taken the biggest strides this year has been that of the “flipped classroom.” My colleague Jon Matejcek first covered it back in March in his article “ Online Academy Helps to Keep Lectures Where They Belong: Out of the Classroom.”

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Data is Not Knowledge

The Peformance Improvement

I like this quote by the Swedish author Henning Mankell that appeared in a Sunday New York Times op-ed column titled “ The Art of Listening ”: “. Many people make the mistake of confusing information with knowledge. They are not the same thing. Knowledge involves the interpretation of information.

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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Ruth Clark: eLearning and the Science of Instruction: A 10 Year Retrospection

Learning Visions

These are my live blogged notes from December 13, 2011: eLearning Guild Thought Leaders Webinar Ruth Clark and Richard Mayer’s book e-Learning and the Science of Instruction: Proven Guidelines for Consumers and Designers of Multimedia Learning – now in its 3rd edition. An expert in evidence-based elearning – author of seven books! Ruth@clarktraining.com Let’s reflect back on the three editions of the book – what’s stayed the same and what’s changed? Technology has changed!

The Six Hats of a Community Manager

ID Reflections

In my previous post, I wrote about the tenets of communitymanagement based on my learnings from the past 6 months. In this post, I wantto talk about the different hats that we need to don as community managers.This was well put in the diagram by Andy Wibbels which you can see in this post called Inside the Mind of a Community Manager.It graphically represents a number of things a community manager needs to be aware of in her/his role.

Gamification, Virtual Worlds and The Gartner Hype Cycle

Kapp Notes

For those of you who do not know, the Gartner Hype Cycle is a graphical depiction of technology on a curve showing where technology is in terms of maturity.

Creating Pop-up Text in Adobe Captivate 5.5

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

Check out this  awesome example  of how to use Advanced Actions to create some nifty pop-up information in a Captivate lesson. I especially like the way the lesson makes full use of Captivate's Full Motion Recording and Panning features. Adobe's Technical Communication Suite Captivate eLearning

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.

Content as curriculum?

Learning with e's

I think it's about time we reconsidered the way curricula in schools are presented. The tired, just in case model of curriculum just doesn't make sense anymore.

Learning in Wonderland: the untapped potential of workplace learning

Performance Learning Productivity

This is the first of three posts adapted from articles I have written for Inside Learning Technologies & Skills magazine. This article appeared in November 2011. The second and third articles will be posted here a little while after they have been published in the magazine. I’ve taken Lewis Carroll’s ‘Alice in Wonderland’ as a theme for the series. The illustrations here are Sir John Tenniel’s

Infographic: Which College Majors Lead To Higher Employment, Unemployment?

Mindflash

As students around the country continue to raise their voices against the rising costs of education, former students are also looking for work. But higher education doesn’t necessarily mean employment. In fact, many who study the more popular majors are having a hard time finding a job.

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Time Saver Tuesday - the 10ish Commandments of Screencasting

Visual Lounge

It's Tuesday so that means its time for some new Time Saver Tuesday tips! Up today we have a snippet from previous episode of The Forge. Today's tips are all about how to make your screencasts less awful! I met Dan Nunez when he attended ScreencastCamp earlier this year.

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.

Measuring And Evaluating Learning – The Top Skill For L&D Teams

Upside Learning

Recent research by ASTD and REED Learning reveals that measuring and evaluating learning is the top-most skill L&D teams are looking for. From the report, here is the list of top 10 skills in demand: How relevant do you think the following topics would be, as part of a qualification aimed at trainers and L&D practitioners? responses are in order). Measuring & Evaluating Learning. Delivering Learning. Designing Learning. Coaching Skills. Improving Performance. Facilitating Change.

Conversation as curriculum

Learning with e's

In my last blog post Content as curriculum? I lamented the current state of formal education and pointed to linear, content laden and outmoded curricula as a contributing factor. The post provoked a number of comments, some supportive, some antagonistic to my position.

Authentic Learning

Clark Quinn

This week, #change11 is being hosted by Jan Herrington (who I had the pleasure of meeting in West Australia many years ago; highly recommended). She’s talking about authentic learning , and has a nice matrix separating task type and setting to help characterize her approach. It’s an important component of making our learning more effective.

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Six Tenets of Community Management: Learnings

ID Reflections

I am back again after being away for more than 3 months. Ihave been somewhat lazy but I also deliberately stayed away from posting as Itried to consolidate and synthesise all that I was learning. I have beenplaying the role of an enterprise community manager for some time now—6 monthsto be precise—and thought it would be a good idea to jot down my learnings fromthe past few months.

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!

Resources for Two Recent Presentations

Kapp Notes

Here are slides, links and other information from two webinars I conducted. One was part of the eLearning Guild’s Online Forums, I spokeon the topic of Gamification of learning and instruction.

Here’s a Way to Make Your E-Learning Course Objectives Interesting

Rapid eLearning

I’ve been working on a few demos for some upcoming blog posts and conference presentations. One demo is a module on having an emergency preparedness kit in case of a disaster.

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Technotroubadours And Teacherpreneurs

Upside Learning

Perhaps it’s a bit late; but you should check out this great Prezi presentation put together by Amy Burvall; Technotroubadours and Teacherpreneurs. Technotroubadours and Teacherpreneurs on Prezi. So many interesting ideas are touched on, many with implications for ‘learning’ as we know it. You are a mash-up of what you let into your life’. eLearning Learning

The Smart Worker’s Guide to Social Media

Jane Hart

The revolution that is social media means that everyone can now have access to the Social Web and a range of services and applications to support their own as well as their team’s learning, performance and productivity.

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.

Bloomsburg University Alumni Speaks at TEDxWilliamsport

Kapp Notes

An alumni of our instructional technology program here at Bloomsburg had the opportunity to present at the TEDxWilliamsport event and did a fantastic job.

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Product Review: Cornerstone OnDemand

eLearning 24-7

In 1982 a film called Tron appeared on the silver screen. It was without a doubt one of the most hyped films of all time. I remember seeing the ads, being excited about the possibility of such a movie with never before seen computer graphics. The line to get in was long. Chatter was everywhere.

Boring Technical eLearning Can be Engaging

Vignettes Learning

Synthesis The challenge in designing technical learning content is how to make it more engaging.

Avoiding eLearning that Oversimplifies

Integrated Learnings

By Shelley A. Gable. I know several training folks who believe that eLearning is only appropriate for basic knowledge or procedural skills. They believe that more advanced skills, such as problem-solving, requires the individualized feedback and debriefing discussions that only a live facilitator can provide. What do you think ? I disagree.

The Essential Template for Your Customer Training Strategy

Looking to build your customer training strategy? The process can be overwhelming, if you don’t have a set plan from the start. This template can help.

HTML5—What’s the Urgency?

The Learning Circuits

I’m starting to get some questions along the lines of, “We’ve been hearing we need to switch to HTML5 delivery, and we’d like to be forward-thinking, but why and when should we do it?” Those are really good questions; thanks for asking! Some companies need to deliver content on iPads now. In that case, there is urgency to consider something other than a Flash-based solution.

Are learners idiots?

Making Change

Be sure to read this paragraph. It tells you that in this post, you’ll learn how to manage stakeholders who want to treat learners like idiots.

What Kind of Leader Are You?

The Peformance Improvement

“What kind of leader do I want to be?” This is the question that leadership expert Meg Wheatley asks us to ask ourselves. She talks about the tendency of leaders in challenging economic times to resort to a command-and-control style of leadership, even though this is not what is best for the organization.