What Is Agile Learning Design?
MAY 7, 2013
If you’re in the learning design business or working with game based learning , then you’ve probably come across the term “Agile” a lot recently, so we’re going to try and make sense of it.
12 Reasons Why MOOCs Will Change the World
JULY 25, 2013
As a learning consultancy, it’s important for us to stay at the forefront of the education landscape. Our clients rely on us to bring solutions that are both proven and fresh – not an easy task by any means. While not yet proven, a new learning trend that has caught [.]
eLearning and Design: Another Typography Game and Perhaps Some Inspiration
I Came, I Saw, I Learned
NOVEMBER 27, 2013
by AJ Walther. Tantalized by typography? Gaga for good design? Head over heels for history? Gung-ho for a bit of gamification in your free time? Then you must try Type:Rider , available for iOS and Android.
Four Tips for Cutting Costs on eLearning Development
OCTOBER 22, 2013
In a slow economy, where training budgets are often slashed, instructional designers must develop training on a limited budget. But how do you cut costs without sacrificing quality? Here are four cost-saving tips to help you save money and time. [.].
The 70:20:10 L&D Model for Developing a High-Performing Workforce
SEPTEMBER 6, 2013
“Too many teachers see education as preparing kids for the past, not the future.” ” ~ Marc Prensky. “Virtually everything new seems to come from the 20 percent of their time engineers here are expected to spend on side projects.”
Reflections of a mooc unvirgin
MARCH 11, 2013
I recently completed my first mooc, and I will soon receive the certificate to prove it. Many people don’t think a certificate of completion means much, but this one will mean a lot to me.
Testing Games vs. Teaching Games
JANUARY 22, 2013
There is an important difference between games that teach a learner how to do something and games that test what a learner already knows. Too often those two types of games are confused and an instructional designer or other person places the wrong type of game into the curriculum.
The best way to strengthen the learning organization is to ….
SEPTEMBER 23, 2013
A friend took over a large, far-flung learning organization. His task was to strengthen it. Strengthen it. Two words, hundreds of possibilities. Perhaps my recommendations aren’t what you would expect: Think less about the learning organization and more about the company or agency.
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.
Blended learning report shows where work needs to be done
Clive on Learning
AUGUST 23, 2013
It''s not often that anyone researches blended learning. After all, blending is not remotely sexy, even though it now seems to be the strategy of choice for most employers around the world.
Agile vs ADDIE: Which Is Better for Learning Design?
MAY 11, 2013
My last post was about Agile Learning Design , an iterative model of instructional design that focuses on collaboration and rapid prototyping. And it’s become quite a hot topic this past year.
3 Ways To Intrinsically Motivate Learners
AUGUST 27, 2013
The carrot and stick model of motivation is known to work in the short run, but how can you motivate employees to continue interest in eLearning for the long run without constant need to dig up more rewards?
eLearning: Copyright Caboodle
I Came, I Saw, I Learned
JANUARY 20, 2013
by AJ George Copyright in the eLearning biz can get confusing. Can you use that awesome image you found on Google in your eLearning course? What if it's just for internal view? What if you're going to sell it? What if it's for a paying client to use internally?
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.
Using Bloom’s to Target the Objectives
JULY 22, 2013
During my recent webinar “Hitting The Target With Technology Enhanced Learning Objects“ I discussed a number of key elements required to design effective learning objectives. One of these elements, and the one I consider the most important, is objectivity. Having [.].
The Best of Times, The Worst of Times: opportunities and challenges for the L&D profession
Performance Learning Productivity
DECEMBER 20, 2013
Time Tracking Template for Instructional Design
SEPTEMBER 18, 2013
As an instructional designer, I often need to estimate the time it will take to complete a project. One tool I use for determining my estimates is records of how long past projects have taken. Having everything together in a spreadsheet also simplifies my invoicing to clients.
Top 11 Disruptive E-Learning Technologies For 2013
AUGUST 14, 2013
“Disruptors are innovators, but not all innovators are disruptors — in the same way that a square is a rectangle but not all rectangles are squares. ” ~ Forbes Magazine. INTRODUCTION.
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.
Is the pedagogy of MOOCs flawed?
AUGUST 26, 2013
This is a question that I tackle in my Udemy course The Wide World of MOOCs. Almost immediately after I uploaded this preview to YouTube, someone on Twitter politely challenged me. She took umbrage to my assertion that MOOCs are pedagogically richer than “regular” online courses.
Summary of a Literture Review on The Effectiveness of Instructional Games by Robert Hays
JANUARY 14, 2013
In 2005, Robert T. Hays, of the Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division published the results of an extensive literature review on games for instruction. It is an expansive look at the literature on the effectiveness of games for learning up until the year 2005.
8 Effective Scenario Ideas for Instructional Designers
OCTOBER 16, 2013
Scenarios are a great way to make online training more engaging. They help participants learn at a deeper level. Instead of just reading, learners must read with the intent to understand and at times place themselves into the particular situation, giving participants information to make decisions.
Flipped Classrooms in Corporate Learning: Concept or reality?
OCTOBER 21, 2013
The ways of Training and Learning in the corporate space are changing. With the advent of technology-enabled learning, corporate trainers are exploring newer ways of reaching out to learners.
[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.
A Guide to Superior eLearning Graphics
AUGUST 10, 2013
Regardless of whether you believe in “learning styles” (almost all of the research debunks them), it still stands that a huge percentage of our learning is visual. This is especially true for eLearning.
5 Ways To Make Corporate Learning More Effective
NOVEMBER 1, 2013
While at the dentist last week, I was asked the usual questions, including, “Have you been flossing regularly?” ” This question triggered a memory of the dentist from over ten years ago.
eLearning and PowerPoint: The Right to Bare Slides
I Came, I Saw, I Learned
DECEMBER 20, 2013
by AJ Walther I saw a guy the other day wearing a t-shirt that read, "Guns don't kill people, people kill people." " Often the same holds true for PowerPoint presentations. "PowerPoint doesn't kill presentations, people kill presentations."
Transforming your Content into an Experience.
SEPTEMBER 10, 2013
Is it just a matter of ‘tweaking’ our existing PowerPoint decks to be delivered via a web browser? Throwing your existing slide decks (with minimal tweaks) up on the intranet and calling them e-learning is guaranteed to bore your [.].
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?