Is learner motivation your responsibility?

Usable Learning

A lot of the conversation around gamification (for a heated throw down on the topic read the comments here ) is about the dubious and likely counterproductive effects of extrinsic rewards as motivators. I think the way you design learning experience can have an impact on the likelihood of people engaging in the desired behavior, and that it is part of an instructional designer’s responsibility.

Curated Insights: Why knowledge sharing at work is a good thing

Axonify

I wrote this post for my Just Curious Learning Blog to address the “if we build it they will come” mentality many organizations have with regard to employee knowledge sharing. The six key skills of learning curation from Carole Bower. In this post, Carole breaks down her 6 core skills for effective curation. A great curator can bring order to the chaos and help you find the right information to help learn and solve problems effectively.

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Curated Insights: Why knowledge sharing at work is a good thing

Axonify

I wrote this post for my Just Curious Learning Blog to address the “if we build it they will come” mentality many organizations have with regard to employee knowledge sharing. The six key skills of learning curation from Carole Bower. In this post, Carole breaks down her 6 core skills for effective curation. A great curator can bring order to the chaos and help you find the right information to help learn and solve problems effectively.

Paradiso’s Teeming Mahara Alliance

Paradiso

And the beauty of this merger lies in the fact that it helps the learners in the LMS create an online archive of their learning, as they keep progressing through the courses. The ePortfolio profile that gets generated gives users the ability to show off what they’ve learned in an exciting and interactive e-learning environment. The Mahara optimized fully managed servers that we have are hosted in a secure environment with high speed data pipes.

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LMS and Gamification

TalentLMS

Do you have a learning management system in place but cannot figure out how to use gamification? Let’s rephrase: do you have a learning management system that is hardly churning out the desired number of learners per quarter? We need recognition and “call for action” speaking moments in our learning environment where we claim bragging rights on our newly achieved and practiced knowledge. It’s amazing what learning management systems can do nowadays.

LMS and Gamification

TalentLMS

Do you have a learning management system in place but cannot figure out how to use gamification? Let’s rephrase: do you have a learning management system that is hardly churning out the desired number of learners per quarter? We need recognition and “call for action” speaking moments in our learning environment where we claim bragging rights on our newly achieved and practiced knowledge. It’s amazing what learning management systems can do nowadays.

Twitter, Txtng, & Blended Learning

Big Dog, Little Dog

But how valuable is Twitter to learning professionals? Jane Hart recently posted 100+ (E-)Learning Professionals to follow on Twitter and Tony Hirst immediately followd it with a Yahoo pipe that aggregates the tweets from Jane's list. Tony Karrer tested the pipe, but left with the thought that there was no real need to follow it and wonders if he is missing something ? Is Twitter a worthy learning tool or just a means to "comment on every moment of our lives"?

Free L&D webinars for October 2019

Limestone Learning

Join Patti Phillips, CEO of ROI Institute, and Katharine Aldana, Learning and Development Design Manager for Verizon, as they demonstrate how you can show the impact and ROI of your leadership development programs. Wednesday, October 2, 2019, 11AM – 12PM PT: Designing Learning Programs for Lasting Impact (Free for ATD members) Business and learning leaders must navigate through confusion and clutter when designing corporate learning programs. Apply the learning.

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Are Instructional Designers Making Themselves Irrelevant?

Xyleme

Once you have read it, it will become clear that "PowerPointless" applies to any learning environment, not just higher education. So what does that mean for the poor instructional designer when over 70% of the learning they create delivers poor customer experiences? Accepting that your current method of creating learning content isn''t meeting the needs of your learners is an extremely difficult thing to do, but it''s the only thing that drives change.

Free L&D webinars for June 2018

Limestone Learning

These skills are learned over time, not overnight. Learn how to design an enterprise-wide strategy that supports the growth of employees’ social acumen to build the organization’s social capital and fuel future growth. In this webcast, you’ll learn: The eight networking competencies. Participants will: Learn top-notch preparation habits to minimize the unexpected. Identify follow-up techniques to mitigate and learn from sessions that seem to have gone off the rails.

Google Wave - Twitter - eLearning Learning Best of October 2009

eLearning Learning Posts

Best of eLearning Learning. Rapid Learning Management Systems - eLearning Technology , October 20, 2009. Twitter for learning - Sticky Learning , October 25, 2009. The Semantic Web cometh - Upside Learning Blog , October 4, 2009. 6 talks that every presenter or trainer can learn from - Free as in Freedom , October 28, 2009. compliant - The E-Learning Curve , October 23, 2009. Spicy Learning , October 2, 2009. October 2009.

Context is King!

Breakthrough eLearning

I received an email invitation today to join a webinar to be led by Ed Cohen, the Chief Technology Officer of Plateau Systems, titled "The Future of Learning Content." It promised that I would "learn about the important trends that are shaping the development, deployment and management of learning content," and discover "how content can be more effectively purchased, deployed and managed" (presumably using Plateau's technology).