Formal Learning All the Way.Baby

Kapp Notes

There has been a lot of talk about formal vs. informal learning in the educational blogosphere and when it comes right down to it, formal learning is the most effective. If you don't administer oxygen within the prescribed time frame in the simulation, you know about it as you watch a recorded version of your actions as an instructor provides feedback. The processes have been formalized, in knowledge work, many of the processes are formalized.

Social Software Adoption

Tony Karrer

Once a work team agrees that will be how they collaborate on a given piece of content, it becomes very inefficient for an individual within the team to not adopt the same technology. There is a network effect with the adoption of discussion groups.

Deeper eLearning Design: Part 6 – Putting It All Together


The goal of this series is to build upon good implementations of instructional design, and go deeper into the nuances of what makes learning really work. This is then fleshed out with a combination of conversations with a SME and/or a suite of documents and presentations that constitute subject matter knowledge. What this means in practice is we work in teams, developing core elements in conjunction with stakeholders, in tight cycles, testing and elaborating.

Q&A With Student from King's College

Kapp Notes

Then, a short-time later in graduate school we were introduced to an early version of HyperCard a computer-flip card program that allowed for linking and branching, then I knew that online learning would be revolutionary and that it was just a matter of time. I realized back in the late-1990s that PowerPoint had the potential to be an effective authoring tool. The same sort of thing happened when factories were automated and when knowledge work became automated.

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The Tale of Two Cultures

Jay Cross

Effectiveness, Chief Learning Officer magazine, June 2013. This is the article as submitted; the printed version may vary. I am going to use the concept to describe two different sorts of knowledge and the different way we learn them. #1 Intuitive knowledge.

Intensive and Extensive Processing: Making Formal Stickier

Clark Quinn

The point is that there are things that make formal learning work better, and we want to draw upon them in smart ways. We need reactivation, as massed practice isn’t as effective as spaced practice. Will Thalheimer does a good job of helping us recognize that breaking up learning works better, but we need to take more concrete advantage of the potential of technology to support this.

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