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President Elect Brings Web 2.0 to the People

Kapp Notes

We all know that President-elect Barack Obama used text messages and his web site to a distinct advantage in the election. Well, we now know his is going to be using those tools in his presidency as well.

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Connectivism and the modern learner

E-Learning Provocateur

Recently, I read a blog article about connectivism by Debora Gallo. Soon after, I attended a presentation about m-learning by Jan Herrington, in which she too mentioned connectivism. This got me thinking… I don’t know anything about connectivism!

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Trending Sources

Learning Styles, Brain-Based Learning, and Daniel Willingham

Clark Quinn

I’ve gone off on learning styles before because there’s a lot of fluff and not much substance. I’d been pointed to Dan Willingham ’s video on brain based learning, and in pointing it to someone else, found his one on learning styles. He’s a cognitive psychologist (my background, btw), and is putting out the research-based views on these topics.

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LinkedIn Connection Approach Rethought

Tony Karrer

If you read my blog much, you know that I use LinkedIn quite a bit to help me find experts and expertise. You can see how I do this in my posts/screencasts LinkedIn Searching for Experts and Expertise and LinkedIn Answers to Get Help. One of the techniques that I show in the first is that you can expand the reach of your search by choosing to search groups. Thus, by searching the eLearningGuild or ASTD groups, I'm able to find people who can help answer questions.

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[eBook] Make Better Business Decisions with Customer Training Data

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Learning styles don't exist

Clive on Learning

The debate was already red hot before this video by Professor Daniel T Willingham from the University of Virginia (brought to my attention by Stephen Downes ) added fuel to the fire. On the one side are the learning and development romantics, all voodoo and crystals, holding firm to their pseudo-psychological beliefs.

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LMSs that kick ass: Learn.com

Janet Clarey

This week on the Friday series, LMSs that kick ass , I’ m pleased to feature Learn.com ’s LearnCenter system. By way of background, Learn.com’s primary customer base is corporate universities and their total number of registered ‘learners’ is reported at over 2,000,000 worldwide at several hundred organizations. So, they’re one of the big players among commercial learning management systems.

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The Next Right

Marcia Conner

Everday Creativity is one of my favorite videos. Photographer Dewit Jones explains that he may have the right shot, and then find an even better one, and then an even better one. The first photo could have been fabulous, but it paled in comparison to what came next. He has

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Will at Work Learning: Personality Instruments and Workplace Performance

Will at Work Learning

The learning-and-performance industry is deluged with instruments purported to help people (1) work better in teams, (2) manage more effectively, (3) hire the right people, (4) promote the best people, (5) etcetera

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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.

Instructional Design Training Programs

Experiencing eLearning

Sunanda commented on my Is Instructional Design the Right Career? post last week: I would like to know about training programmes in ID given by Indian institutes. Unfortunately, I have no idea about training for instructional designers outside the US. On Tony Karrer’s blog, there’s a nice collection online degrees, certificates, and training programs in the comments. These are all in the US, Canada, or UK.

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Presentation Resources

Kapp Notes

Great presentation last week to a group of enthusiastic trainers. Group Three Group Two. Group One.

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It's only me

Learning with e's

Several people asked me while I was at Online Educa Berlin why I use the name Timbuckteeth on Twitter , Flickr , Plurk and Slideshare. Others wondered about my use of the blue astronaut picture as my buddy pic.

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Learnlets » Anxiety, ergonomics, and performance

Clark Quinn

I'm a little under the weather today. Not sick, but I've had a procedure done (minor, really), and have been a naughty boy on my keyboard. They've combined to jump on me this week, and there are some interesting side effects

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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.

100 eLearning Articles and White Papers

Tony Karrer

My collection of eLearning Articles, White Papers, Blog Posts, etc. just reached 100. Thought I'd share. No particular order to these. Creating Passionate Users: Crash course in learning theory 2. Keeping Up with the Pace of Change Informal learning will help employees survive in the future workplace 3. Understanding E-Learning 2.0 There are some very interesting changes going on in the world of e-learning that seem to have crept up on practitioners. eLearn magazine: Feature Article Ten Web 2.0

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The Rapid eLearning Blog » Why Looks Matter in E-Learning Courses (And What You Can Do About It)

Rapid eLearning

Looks matter. We all like to think we're not prejudiced and won't judge something based solely on its looks. But the truth is it's very difficult to ignore the way something looks. Just go clothes shopping with your teenage daughter and

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Value of Instructional Designers

Learning Visions

I've been having on ongoing conversation with other instructional designers as to whether or not we need to have the technical skill sets to actually build the courses we design. Many instructional designers (Christy Tucker

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Gadgets, games and gizmos for learning

Clive on Learning

I've enjoyed reading Karl Kapp's Gadgets, Games and Gizmos for Learning (Pfeiffer, 2007). It's been out a few months now, but I just got round to it. Karl's basic premise is that there's a wide cultural gulf between the boomers (that's me) and the gamers (those brought up with technology), and that this gets in the way of the transfer of knowledge and expertise from one to the other.

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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.

New Friday series: LMSs that kick ass

Janet Clarey

I’m proud of my corporate background and am fine working in that sector until my trust fund kicks in ; ). Until then, I’m going to go to bat for corporate learning departments by talking about what’s working. I’m starting with the Learning Management System (LMS) [insert scary teen horror movie music here]. There’s a lot of cool stuff happening in the LMS space.

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Quote: Joy

Marcia Conner

Whatever joy there is in this world, all comes from desiring others to be happy, and whatever suffering there is in this world. arises from desiring only myself to be happy. -- Shantideva. From: Sogyal Rinpoche, The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying] More at [link

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New Design for My Smile Sheet

Will at Work Learning

Smile sheets (the feedback forms we give learners after learning events) are an almost inevitable practice for training programs throughout the workplace learning industry. Residing at Donald Kirkpatrick's 1st level-the Reaction level-smile sheets offer some benefits and some difficulties.

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Experiencing E-Learning » Formal or Informal Masters for Instructional Designers?

Experiencing eLearning

In his recent post We Need a Degree in Instructional Design, Karl Kapp argues that simply practicing instructional design isn't enough; anyone who calls themselves an instructional designer should have a degree in it

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[eBook] Training for a Millennial Audience

Want to keep your training relevant for modern learners? Download this guide and learn key strategies to engage with Millennials in your customer training program.

Death and Dying in a Virtual World

Kapp Notes

Here is an intriguing story about killing another person's avatar.and going to jail for it. The story Online divorcee jailed after killing virtual hubby tells of a 43 year old Japanese women who hacked into a computer system and killed her virtual husband.

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# 1 - Deepening Social Learning to Work Performance - Proposed Model

Vignettes Learning

Series # 1 - Can we use formal learning structure as a framework in implementing Learning 2.0? One of the most challenging issues in implementing a new method, tool or a way of thinking is how to replace the prior behaviors and thinking. In implementing Learning 2.0

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Forums vs. Social Networks?

Clark Quinn

I'm debating the value of forum / group / threaded discussion software vs. social network software for a particular situation. It aims at a very broad audience that includes everyone from early adopters to technology laggards.

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Concept Worker

Tony Karrer

Daniel Pink's book A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future contains a description of new age - the Conceptual Age. He describes how our society has gone from agricultural to industrial to the information age. But then he describes how we've really moved on past that to a new age where the dominant value for most organizations are created by high-end knowledge workers working on concepts. He calls them creators and empathizers.

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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?