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!

SMEs Are Not Instructional Designers

Association eLearning

Guide them by asking about real world scenarios and problems. Pam Kelly Instructional Design Director at Digitec Interactive. SMEs Are Not Instructional Designers - March 18, 2013. Share this on Facebook.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Half of Companies Blocking Facebook

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Wednesday, August 22, 2007 Half of Companies Blocking Facebook Christy Tucker has been musing on Social Networking as LMS: Problems and Opportunities. One real problem is corporate fear of social networking tools. Im no Facebook super-user and I havent experienced a huge time suck from it, but I suppose its possible. What Is Instructional Design? #2

7 Habits of Highly Effective Instructional Designers

Integrated Learnings

I was thinking about the book the other day, and I also started thinking about how those habits might translate for instructional design specifically. It's about being the source of solutions, rather than waiting for others to solve problems. 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. Tags: Instructional Design

Developing a Results Driven Curriculum

design a curriculum solution that: • has a clear goal tied to a well- articulated business problem, • meets the needs of your target. focused on the organization and creation of instructional elements in. of several instructional elements. problem? problem-solving.

The Death of the Traditional Web: Implications for Self-Directed Learning

Dashe & Thomson

Within that shrinking slice of online time, Facebook is increasingly the portal for everything. While the “document Web” (as author Ben Elowitz terms the old-style Web) shrank by 9 percent overall, Facebook consumption increased by 69 percent, essentially stealing time from everything else.

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Paper Cuts

Learnnovators

I’ll also share my problems – and there are plenty of them – so if you can solve any for me I’d be grateful! This may have something to do with the age of my S4, but I recently read that Facebook is getting serious about resolution. Yet I struck more problems.

Do Instructional Designers in the Social Digital Age need an.

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Do Instructional Designers in the Social Digital Age need an Engineering Background? In fact, instructional designers are wired to think this way.

eLearning Cyclops: A Priest, A Rabbi and an Instructional Designer.

eLearning Cyclops

A Priest, A Rabbi and an Instructional Designer Are in a Bar and Identify a Training Need: A response to the #LCBQ. Of course stakeholders come to training departments all the time demanding training and we need to look at the problem first as Jay Cross was quick to point out. Usually audio is off the table first, which I always add last anyway and do not see it as adding much instructional value to most courses anyway. Share to Twitter Share to Facebook.

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.

Motivating The Instructional Designer

The eLearning Coach

But what about motivating instructional designers? When I was studying Instructional Design, a college professor once told the class that we were the learner’s advocates. Instructional Design is a selfless job in many ways, because it’s not about you, it’s about them—the learners. Problem-solving is a motivating task. You’ll find people are coming up with great ideas for interactions, treatments, visuals and instructional strategies.

Karl Kapp Book Tour: The Gamification of Learning and Instruction #gamiLI

Learning Visions

It’s the Cammy Bean stop on the blog book tour for Karl Kapp’s newest book: The Gamification of Learning and Instruction: Game-Based Methods and Strategies for Training and Education Karl Kapp is a professor of instructional technology in Bloomsburg University’s Department of Instructional Technology in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania. Over the years, Karl and I have had wonderful arguments about gamers and gender and instructional design.

Gamification of Learning and Instruction Blog Book Tour Week One Recap

Kapp Notes

The week opened with a posting of the tour stops on the Learning Circuit’s Blog and the Kapp Notes blog and then introduced everyone to the Facebook page for the book and then the discussion really ramped up with Jane Bozarth talking about the how the book takes a common sense look at the subject. We already have this problem by the ton. We can shape the gamification discussion about the sales training to be more instructionally sound than if we were not involved or left out.

Jaime Casap – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

Or, a kid can be in his dorm room, think up a better way to create a social network of people as opposed to looking people up in a static library and you can create Facebook. Instead, I ask students what problem they want to solve. What problem spins in their head? What problem are they interested in? And then I ask them what are the knowledge, skills, and abilities they need to solve that problem. ABOUT JAIME CASAP (Chief Education Evangelist at Google, Inc.).

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How Social Networks Can Harness the Power of Weak Ties | Social.

Dashe & Thomson

The power of tools like Facebook, LinkedIn, and Yammer, are pretty astounding. The real discovery came when they posed problems for various employees to solve.

How to Build High Impact Courses that Get Lasting Results with Instructional Designer Julie Dirksen

LifterLMS

Learn how to build high impact courses that get lasting results with instructional designer Julie Dirksen in this LMScast episode with Chris Badgett of LifterLMS. In the case of the individual who smokes, Julie would ask, “Is this a knowledge problem or a habit problem?”

5 Ways to Improve Online Course Completion Rates

LearnDash

If you do not want to host your own forum, a Facebook Group can be very effective. When your students join a course Facebook Group, posts from the group will appear in their Facebook News Feeds. Students can continue to be members of the course Facebook Group even after they complete the course. The solution to this problem is to email students as soon as they begin to disengage with your course. instructional design

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Why an Instructional Design Degree from Bloomsburg University ROCKS!

Kapp Notes

So, let me describe why getting a graduate degree from Bloomsburg University's Department of Instructional Technology ROCKS and why our ID graduates can easily hold their own against non-degreed folks (and then some). But, in our Advanced ID class students apply that theory to a problem in the field. They blog, contribute to wikis, and design instruction for a 3D virtual environment as well as create web sites for mobile learning devices.

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Gamification of Learning and Instruction Blog Book Tour Week One Recap

Kapp Notes

The week opened with a posting of the tour stops on the Learning Circuit’s Blog and the Kapp Notes blog and then introduced everyone to the Facebook page for the book and then the discussion really ramped up with Jane Bozarth talking about the how the book takes a common sense look at the subject.

35 More Qualities Of The Ideal Instructional Designer

The eLearning Coach

A few months ago I published a list of the 10 Qualities Of The Ideal Instructional Designer. The effective instructional designer should: Competently Work with SMEs. Be a flexible problem solver who can apply instructional design concepts appropriately to unique situations.

8 Productivity Tips for Online Course Creators

LearnDash

When you come up against a difficult problem in your online course creation process, do you find yourself opening up Facebook or Twitter? entrepreneur instructional design

How are you going to “add new value” to your eLearning?

Coffee and Design

For example, take Microsoft, Google, and Facebook to name some small ones. Both Microsoft, Google, and Facebook would not be as successful as they are today if they hadn’t succeeded in both of these. eLearning Creativity Instructional Design MOOC Online Instruction online learning

You Decide! Interactivity in New Media

Web Courseworks

Part of my presentation pertained to branching scenarios, online simulations in which learners decide how to proceed in problem solving. Learners are engaged with the media that surrounds them, and it wouldn’t hurt instructional designers to take a few tips on how to create engaging content.

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Frustratingly Effective Learning

Association eLearning

Maybe they’re having trouble finding or accessing it and the course itself isn’t the problem. Share this on Facebook. I worked on a particular course that had it all: pre-work, an individual practice activity, and then a live event assignment that drew on the earlier pieces.

Putting Members’ Needs First: Working with Subject Matter Experts

Association eLearning

Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) may be from Mars, and Instructional Designers may be from Venus … but at the end of the day, your members are the actual center of the universe! If you are not doing this already, you may have bigger problems. Share this on Facebook.

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Tips for Bridging Generational Gaps in Workplace Training

CourseArc

This assimilation of many generations — and many perspectives — under a single roof can often pose organizational, managerial, and instructional challenges. Instructional designers must take these audience attributes into consideration when designing training modules.

Gamification of Learning and Instruction Blog Book Tour Week One Recap

The Learning Circuits

The week opened with a posting of the tour stops on the Learning Circuit’s Blog and the Kapp Notes blog and then introduced everyone to the Facebook page for the book and then the discussion really ramped up with Jane Bozarth talking about the how the book takes a common sense look at the subject. We already have this problem by the ton. We can shape the gamification discussion about the sales training to be more instructionally sound than if we were not involved or left out.

If the User Experience Annoys, Fix It.

Association eLearning

If the course expects the learner to do something, but the learner doesn’t know that, there’s a problem. Share this on Facebook. I had a bad user experience (UX) at a dollar store a while back. I’m not talking about customer service, but actual UX design.

Challenge Your Learners By…

Association eLearning

In this hectic world of on-the-spot access to information, conversations held in 140 characters or less, and instant picture uploads, Instructional Designers are faced with the challenge of designing effective learning that won’t overload learners. Share this on Facebook.

Top Learning, Technology & Media Links: Weekly Digest – 6

Upside Learning

In continuation to our weekly roundup of the best links shared on Twitter and Facebook, here is a collection of our top 15 links from the last week, each accompanied by a quick brief. A Free Learning Tool for Every Learning Problem? Many criteria define online instruction effectiveness.

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Game Based Learning: Is It Appropriate For My Association?

Association eLearning

So offer game approaches that allow skipping instruction, so male players can learn by doing (and failing, then doing again). This “pull-based” learning approach might enable players to access external resources outside of the learning experience, then solve problems once they feel ready.

Bridging the Skills Gap: An Opportunity for Associations

Association eLearning

There’s a huge skills gap problem facing our nation today, but this crisis represents an opportunity for associations to reinvent themselves and compete with traditional suppliers of higher education. There are many facets to the problem. Skills gap isn’t a “someday” problem.

4 Lessons from Digital Learning – How Digital Learning is Transforming Our World and Rewiring our Brains

Learningtogo

A few weeks ago, I had a problem to solve and it was something of an emergency. Thought leader and President of the eLearning Guild , David Kelly, would say that I experienced a shift from waiting for someone to solve a problem, to just finding the resources and solving it myself.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: My Second Second Life Experience

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Best of Learning Visions Essential Reading for Instructional Designers The Corporate Moodle: A Tipping Point? Online Chat with Charles Reigeluth (Instructional.

Surviving the Millennial Apocalypse: Party Like It’s 1999

eLearning Brothers

Not only are the business problems increasing in complexity, but the new generation has also introduced a new dynamic. As the decade progressed, Google opened the web’s potential and something called Facebook had changed the way this generation interacted.