Facebook for e-Learning

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News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 11/07/2010 Facebook for e-Learning Facebook objective is " to help you connect and share with the people in your life ".

Using Facebook as a learning platform

eFront

Let’s start this post by stating that Facebook was not actually created as a learning platform, it can however clearly be used to enhance and support elearning. We have written about Facebook apps for elearning before in this post!

Frustratingly Effective Learning

Association eLearning

In short, effective learning usually isn’t “the quick and easy path.”. How to Tell Frustratingly Effective eLearning from Bad eLearning. At the end of the day, distinguishing frustratingly effective courses from downright bad ones is a useful skill. Share this on Facebook.

7 Habits of Highly Effective Instructional Designers

Integrated Learnings

Stephen Covey is a well-known organizational consultant, perhaps especially well known for his book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. I was thinking about the book the other day, and I also started thinking about how those habits might translate for instructional design specifically. As instructional designers, we can be proactive by observing business trends and building relationships with our clients. This is what we should do as instructional designers as well.

Developing a Results Driven Curriculum

outcome with the most effective and efficient set. effective learning solution or curriculum. specifies the most effective and. focused on the organization and creation of instructional elements in. of several instructional elements. effective meetings.

The Ultimate Facebook Guide for eLearning Professionals: 16 Golden Tips to Follow

Trivantis

Facebook may be perceived as a distraction for online learning audiences. However, there are ways that instructional designers can actually use it to their advantage to create immersive and engaging eLearning experiences. The Ultimate Facebook Guide for eLearning Professionals.

What Makes High Quality Instructional Design

Origin Learning

Facebook 0 Twitter 5 Google+ 0 LinkedIn 0 Pinterest 1 With the development of the Web 2.0, Though the medium of learning here is online, the importance of facilitating it with a complementary instructional design cannot be overstated.

SMEs Are Not Instructional Designers

Association eLearning

As long as you respect their time, value their help and expertise, and find ways to keep content focused on the learner’s needs, your relationship will be productive and positive, resulting in a more effective course for learners. Pam Kelly Instructional Design Director at Digitec Interactive.

Effective Interface Designs for eLearning

Association eLearning

If you read the previous blog, Creating Your First eLearning Course , you are already on your way to being an instructional design maven. Caitlin is a graduate of the University of Florida, where she focused on the effect of viral and social media in online learning.

The complete guide to effective customer service training

TalentLMS

Without resilience, the job can be hard on their morale and motivation, which could have negative effects on their performance. This means that training for employees to deliver effective customer service leads to more customers, who make more purchases. Using a CRM system effectively.

Creating Secret Facebook Groups to Create Class Discussion

DigitalChalk eLearning

When looking to find an effective method to create discussion for your class, training, or just group discussion, creating a Facebook group is a great way to do this. When you create a secret group this hides the group and all its content from anyone else on Facebook. Here are the steps you need to take to create your private Facebook group. Login to your Facebook account. Click the “Create Group” option in the left sidebar on your Facebook homepage.

5 Tips to Conduct an Effective Staff Training Session Online

Your Training Edge

With so many people choosing to work online and in virtual offices, it is important to make these training sessions effective, so we’ve prepared 5 practical tips to help you. Follow him on Twitter and Facebook. .

Is Your eLearning Effective for Dummies?

Integrated Learnings

These guys are good instructional designers. That said, I realize that the point of these books is to instruct. As I started to sputter out a few tunes on my new harmonica, I made it a point to notice the instructional tactics that were most helpful for me. If you've paged through a For Dummies book (or a similar type of series), what instructional qualities benefitted you? You might also be interested in our page on Facebook or Twitter feed. By Shelley A.

When Misused Buzzwords Attack

Association eLearning

Effective. It’s important to realize that these can mean one thing to you and your association and something different to an eLearning vendor or instructional designer. Effective. Is not : Cheerful background music and flashy animations with sound effects and lots of pictures.

Social learning – tips for instructional designers

Matrix

Since this is obviously the natural process of learning, instructional designers should use this information whenever they set on creating content, even if it is meant for an adult audience. This raises quite the challenge for instructional designers. Instructional Designers

22 Powerful Tools to Create and Edit your Own Instructional Videos

learnWorlds

It’s not one, neither two, but 22 Powerful Tools to Create and Edit your Own Instructional Videos. Affordable software and easy-to-use apps empower you as a course maker and unleash your creativity resulting in impressive instructional videos.

A tribute to Dr Donald Kirkpatrick, pioneer and veteran of Instructional Design

Origin Learning

Facebook 1 Twitter 5 Google+ 0 LinkedIn 1 Pinterest 1 Origin Learning mourns the loss of a great innovator. He was a pioneer in corporate training effectiveness evaluation, and his model is still an industry standard for measuring the impact of training programs.

Effective Training Visuals—Reduce Realism

OpenSesame

This is the third in a series of blog posts intended to help you evaluate elearning courses by considering the effectiveness of the visuals they include. The silhouetted human figure, gears, and mangled arm convey this hazard effectively.

Effective Training Visuals—Clarify Complexity

OpenSesame

Here’s the fifth in a series of blog posts written to help you evaluate elearning courses by considering how well their visuals add to the effectiveness of the training. Coherent means it should make sense—providing both the cause and effect, for example.

Emphasizing the “Doing” in the Nine Events of Instruction

Integrated Learnings

We know that Robert Gagne’s nine events of instruction is a helpful guide for designing engaging eLearning. An incomplete resolution is an effective segue to this event. Scenario-based knowledge assessments can be effective too. (9) You might also be interested in our page on Facebook or Twitter feed. Instructional Design Recall Prior Knowledge Gagne Scenario-Based Learning eLearning AttentionBy Shelley A. Gable.

Are You Really Serious About Effective E-learning?

Integrated Learnings

Instructional design time. The consensus I found is that instructional design is often the most complex. However, I would venture to say that most e-learning projects are instructional design heavy when it comes to cost. Instructional designers are the foot soldiers when it comes to creating learning. They are often asked to wear many hats but their expertise is instructional design and that is where most of their time goes. By Jonathan Shoaf.

Why Instructional Designers Should Be Familiar with Flash

Integrated Learnings

by Donna Bryant Why should we instructional designers become familiar with development programs such as Flash? You know that Flash can do such effects as blink the slogan, stretch the slogan, or make it come onto the screen and disappear. You also don't want your developer to have to spend a lot of time creating the effect. You Google "Text Effects in Flash". You might also be interested in our page on Facebook or Twitter feed.

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Is this instructional design?

The eLearning Coach

A reader named Michaela recently emailed to ask what an instructional designer does. There are lots of debates online regarding the value of instructional designers. Sure, instructional designers need to get unstuck, grow and shift things around. What is instructional design?

How Social Learning is Powering Up Today’s Workplaces

Learnnovators

“ Learning would be exceedingly laborious, not to mention hazardous, if people had to rely solely on the effects of their own actions to inform them what to do. It also includes some interesting tips for using Facebook and Twitter effectively in formal programs. THE QUOTE.

#Gamification of Learning and Instruction: Blog Book Tour Recap

Kapp Notes

The blog book tour for The Gamification of Learning and Instruction has come to an end. Kapp: The Gamification of Learning and Instruction: Game-based Methods and Strategies for Training and Education - If you are in the training and education space, you cannot not have this book.

Working Out Loud: Using the Tools We Already Have

Learnnovators

In effect, it can act as a set of notes of one’s day’s learning aggregated and filtered via hashtags and shared with the broader world. Small working out loud circles can use Twitter effectively through facilitated tweet chats as well. When is it most useful to use Facebook?

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eLearning for Leadership Training – Making it Effective

Integrated Learnings

Are you in a position where you develop instructional materials for a leadership/management audience? This can be effective, however, the drawback is that the multiple choice answers limit the learner to choosing something rather than coming up with the answer on their own and receiving feedback as they would with a role play exercise in a classroom. I would argue that an eLearning course, by itself, would not be an effective way to train leaders/managers in your business.

Effective Training Visuals—Directing the Eyes

OpenSesame

This is the second in a series of blog posts intended to help you evaluate elearning courses by considering the effectiveness of the visuals they include. Jeff Dalto is an Instructional Designer and Trainer at Convergence Training.

Effective Training Visuals—Organizing for Perception

OpenSesame

A great resource for learning how visuals can make training more effective is the book Visual Language for Designers: Principles for Creating Graphics that People Understand by Connie Malamed. Jeff Dalto is an Instructional Designer and Trainer at Convergence Training.

What is the best Instructional Design textbook you know?

eFront

There are several textbooks that are best for Instructional Design. The members of the Instructional Design & E-Learning Professionals' Group created the following list and I am extremely interested to read your comments concerning the list. ? If you would like to suggest your favorite Instructional Design textbook please write a comment. Real World Instructional Design by Cennamo & Kalk. link] Systematic Design of Instruction by Dick, Carey and Dick.

Erase Boring e-Learning: Show What You Know

Allen Interactions

By Ethan Edwards , Chief Instructional Strategist / @ethanaedwards. I love finding inspiration for better instructional design in unlikely sources. My eye stumbled across one of these sources this week in an unplanned exposure to a book title in a Facebook post.

Effective Training Visuals—Abstract to Concrete

OpenSesame

We’re back with the fourth in a series of blog posts written to help you evaluate elearning courses by considering how well their visuals add to the effectiveness of the training. Jeff Dalto is an Instructional Designer and Trainer at Convergence Training.

Social Learning Cannot Be A Bolt-On Strategy

Learnnovators

An organization cannot bolt on social learning just as it cannot bolt on a few Facebook and Twitter-like tools and call itself a social business. Very few organizations are effectively using this amalgam of digital tech to consciously collaborate, work out loud or learn together.

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. Smart phone…search functions…facebook/web 2.0…gaming…the Some instructional methods for beginning learners may degrade learning for experts. (it Instruct, Demo, Practice, Feedback.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Instructional Strategies?

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Friday, March 14, 2008 Instructional Strategies? What instructional strategies do you use to make your content more memorable and engaging? What Is Instructional Design? #2