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Another Student Generated Machinima

Kapp Notes

[from catspyjamasnz] Learning with 'e's: Two fingered salute

Learning with e's

They stood facing each other across a muddy ploughed field. It had rained heavily the night before. On the one side, flying their colourful banners, the pride of French medieval nobility: at least 30,000 men in shining armour, armed to the teeth and ready for an overwhelming victory.

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The Learning Continuum – Using the PDR Design Model

Living in Learning

Many of us cut our professional learning design teeth using the long-held tradition of the ADDIE instructional design (ISD) model. In our blogosphere I have heard how “old school”, and in some cases, how obsolete this foundational design model from the 1960s has become. If age denotes obsolescence, then I am in trouble for sure. Obsolescence can be averted when a willingness to change, a willingness to re-think, to re-apply proven methodologies is baked into the model.

Social Software Adoption

Tony Karrer

You can find all sorts of interesting resources via eLearning Learning around Adoption. Not surprising, the terms most closely associated with Adoption are Adoption of Social Software and Adoption of Enterprise 2.0.

Building a Business Case for Customer Training

Looking to expand your customer training program? Your executive team will likely have some concerns. Download this guide to learn how to prove the value of training and tackle objections head-on.

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eLearning On The Rise

Upside Learning

It seems more and more like this recession will further enhance the position of eLearning amongst various training options an organization could choose from for their learning and development initiatives.

Podcasting for E-Learning: Introduction to Audio Production

The E-Learning Curve

Having outlined the conceptual terrain of podcasting, it's time to look at the nuts and bolts of podcast production.

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Get Creative and Build Better E-Learning Courses

Rapid eLearning

I once had a job where I was a one-person media department with a budget of about $11.17. This didn’t go very far so I learned to be creative with my resources and the things I had to do. One of my favorite tricks was using overhead projectors to light my video interviews.

Articulate vs. Lectora | LearnNuggets

NuggetHead

When it comes to software development tools, I'm fortunate to work in an environment that understands no two tools are the same and each provide advantages and disadvantages. The fun part of my job is having a plethora of tools in my

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.

Interview (Part 1) with Clark Aldrich, author of Complete Guide to Simulations and Serious Games

Web Courseworks

I am planning to conduct a series of interviews with Clark Aldrich about his upcoming book (available for pre-order) called The Complete Guide to Simulations and Serious Games: How the Most Valuable Content Will Be Created in the Age Beyond Gutenberg to Google.

Formal vs. Informal Learning: Gathering My Thoughts Post Learnchat Session Today

ID Reflections

Preamble Today's #learnchat question revolved around formal and informal learning. The initial part of the session was spent on trying to pin down the meanings—denotation as well as connotation—of formal and informal.

eLearning Guild Presentation: Applying ADDIE to 3D Worlds

Kapp Notes

The schedule for the first day of the online conference. Yesterday, I had the opportunity to present at the eLearning Guild's "Designing and Managing Learning in 3-D Virtual Worlds and Immersive Environments" for the opening general session of the online conference.

Google Wonder Wheel & Other Search Options

Experiencing eLearning

OK, apparently I have been oblivious in the last few months, because I didn’t even realize that Google had added a whole new set of search options. Click “Show options&# on any Google search results page to see what’s there. Google Wonder Wheel.

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.

A Good Combination

Bottom-Line Performance

Typically we format training into some combination of explanation or tell followed by a knowledge check or practice. It’s helpful to incorporate a compelling story and perhaps a game to reinforce learning. I recently saw a cool example of a Supervisor Effectiveness course from Allan Interactions as part of the ASTD elearning certificate program. This course combined interesting story lines and gaming elements to teach desired behaviors. Yet it was unique as it skipped the up-front explanation.

Progressing towards onlignment

Clive on Learning

Since I announced a state of onlignment in June, I've been cheating on Clive on Learning by posting to the Onlignment blog. These postings have all centred on Onlignment's focus of attention, i.e. the art of live, online communication.

Learning in 3D-Example of Using SL for Education

Kapp Notes

In the Learning in 3D class, students have created some great machinimas showing the use of a 3D virtual world for learning. Here is one of the first examples.

If It Works in the Classroom.

eLearning Cyclops

For many of my e-learning courses I like to make the content conversational. This is especially true if it is facilitated by a character. I also like to use humor, when appropriate and with great care not to offend. I have encountered on several occasions some resistance to delivering content in a conversational style and using humor.

Learning Insights Guide 2017: Progress with Purpose

Navigating the ever-changing world of eLearning can be a challenge, but many people are finding a way to manage it, as well as a clear path forward. With Learning Insights, you can develop an even clearer sense of purpose, taking your vision to reality.

Who Is Using Moodle? We are!

Bottom-Line Performance

I checked today and since April we’ve logged about 160 hours getting Moodle installed and configured as well as getting 3 courses created in it. We’ve also input a whopping 16 users (who I still haven’t figured out how to send a mass email to). In general, we’re having a ball learning Moodle and I am extremely excited about its power to enhance learning in an organization. When I say “we,&# I mean two people with some peaks over the shoulder from a third one.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Jane Bozarth Follow Up

Learning Visions

For those of you who missed Jane Bozarth's session yesterday: Better Than Bullet Points: Creating Engaging e-learning with PowerPoint -- a recording of the session and handouts are now available (you'll have to register

eLearning Guru Horton disappears! Where are the Hortons?

Web Courseworks

If I had to pick one eLearning must-read, it would be Bill Horton’s eLearning by Design. I first reviewed the book when it hit the market in 2007. In my interview with Bill Horton today, he stands by most of what he wrote three years ago. I was skeptical initially—Bill and his partner Kit had simply dropped out of the eLearning community and taken a sabbatical over a year ago. After being a prolific workshop instructor and keynote speaker, Bill was nowhere to be seen.

Jakob Nielsen on social networks on the intranet

Clive on Learning

It has been fascinating to read the thoughts of arch rationalist Jakob Nielsen on the relatively romanticised world of enterprise 2.0. I would not have a predicted such a positive review of the progress being made by early adopters, but if Jakob is convinced then we can be comfortable that there's good evidence to back this up.

[New eBook] The 3 Stages of Customer Training Development

Want to expand your training efforts? You’ll often see success by starting small and growing your program in a sustainable way. Download the eBook to learn more.

Free

Tony Karrer

I've been slowly going through Chris Anderson's book Free: The Future of a Radical Price. There's a lot he gives you to think about and definitely a lot that relates to the Business of Learning. There's quite a bit in the book that really resonates with me: We can't help it: We value atoms more than bits. Bits want to be free. A common theme throughout the book is that people naturally understand the differences between bits and atoms.

Jane Bozarth Follow Up

Learning Visions

For those of you who missed Jane Bozarth's session yesterday: Better Than Bullet Points: Creating Engaging e-learning with PowerPoint -- a recording of the session and handouts are now available (you'll have to register): [link] com/discussions/show/769 Jane has posted some links following the webinar which you can find here (you'll also have to register): [link] com/groups/show/394 My notes on Jane's session can be found here.

Reactive vs. Proactive Blended Training.

ID Reflections

The two phrases caught my eye some time back during one of my surfing the net moments. It was a case of pure serendipity. I had been looking for something completely unrelated. The thought that generated the phrase was not new but the way it had been put stuck in my mind. How often do organizations/learning solution consultants advocate a particular learning/training medium—today, it is e-learning for the following reasons: 1. Wider reach 2. Global spread of organizations 3.

Instructions….ggrrr

From the Coleface

It’s well known amongst trainers just how hard it is to issue clear instructions that people can follow. Over the years on Train the Trainer courses, I have witnessed hundreds of course delegates learn from failing to be able to give adequate instructions for a novice to make a jam sandwich or wrap a pad of Post-Its in paper. So I’d like to think I have a handle on what makes for good instructions.

The complete eLearning journey

As an eLearning designer wouldn’t it be great if you could take charge of your eLearning environment right from storyboarding your ideas to generating responsive eLearning courses to being able to effectively deploy and track your learners’ performance?