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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. A lot of the Social Media Mavens , however, are really ranting, not about the technology, but about the human dynamics related to social networking.

Learning from others through Enterprise Social Networks (ESN)

Matrix

Sometimes the assessments done prior to designing the programs are not thorough enough, other times managers prove to be somewhat oblivious to the real learning gaps within their teams and ask for modules that don’t necessarily fit. Social learning through networks.

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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.

ADDIE isn't dead; how can it be?

Integrated Learnings

There has been a lot of discussion, and an infamous article or two, in our field about the death of the ADDIE model. As a reminder, ADDIE stands for Analyze, Design, Develop, Implement, and Evaluate. And if the attacks are based on the long timelines typically associated with ADDIE, then they make some valid points. And models such as ADDIE help us do so. ADDIE is the basic backbone of our processes. Design. So what are your views on ADDIE?

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Looking Back on 2010 with ADDIE

Integrated Learnings

Though a variety of models guide our instructional design work, I’d argue that ADDIE functions as the basic backbone of the process. Just about every model, trend, and best practice in the field supports one of the phases of ADDIE. So with this in mind, it seems appropriate to take a look at the articles posted to this blog over the past year and organize them according to how they jive with ADDIE. A = Analysis (analyze the problem/opportunity and its causes).

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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. It is important to note that I am writing from the perspective of an e-learning designer in a corporate training department. Share to Twitter Share to Facebook. eLearning Cyclops.

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. eLearning design > Top Ten eLearning Design Tips - August 27, 2007.

Adapting ADDIE into a Quicker and Sustainable Process

Trivantis

In recent and ongoing arguments in the eLearning industry, the question “Are models like ADDIE still up to the challenges of modern day development?” ADDIE is an instructional design model that stands for Analysis, Design, Development, Implementation, and Evaluation.).

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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.

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 comments more or less fell into a few categories: working with SMEs, designing and developing content, love of learning, business savvy and personal attributes.

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.

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

Dashe & Thomson

A friend of mine recently sent me a fascinating article titled “ The Shrinking of the Non-Social Web ” which contained some real eye-openers. Within that shrinking slice of online time, Facebook is increasingly the portal for everything.

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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. By Shelley A. Gable.

Jaime Casap – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

It does not support the new networks, the new collaborative, knowledge-based economy that we’re creating that will be the future. They have a global connected social media network. I think 25% of them would have to fly on an airplane to visit someone who they consider a close friend in their network. The traditional classroom was designed and constructed to keep distractions out, to keep kids focused in the classroom. What problem spins in their head?

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8 Productivity Tips for Online Course Creators

LearnDash

Block your social medial accounts. When you come up against a difficult problem in your online course creation process, do you find yourself opening up Facebook or Twitter? Many people use social media as a way of procrastinating tasks that require a lot of mental effort.

Motivating The Instructional Designer

The eLearning Coach

Perhaps it hits you when you’re writing a storyboard to teach a poorly designed and uninspiring software program. 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. Share this on Facebook.

How to Reduce Your Course Development Costs By 90+ Per Cent

Absorb LMS

They can turn to Blogs, wikis, social networks, video sites, etc. The problem, though, is that it can be difficult to find high quality, informative learning content among a massive sea of choices.

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How to Reduce Your Course Development Costs By 90+ Per Cent

Absorb LMS

They can turn to Blogs, wikis, social networks, video sites, etc. The problem, though, is that it can be difficult to find high quality, informative learning content among a massive sea of choices.

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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.

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. Julie is the author of the book Design For How People Learn. She’s the author of Design for How People Learn.

How to Reduce Your Course Development Costs By 90+ Per Cent

Absorb LMS

They can turn to Blogs, wikis, social networks, video sites, etc. The problem, though, is that it can be difficult to find high quality, informative learning content among a massive sea of choices.

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5 Ways to Improve Online Course Completion Rates

LearnDash

Social pressure is an excellent tool to leverage when you want to increase your online course completion rates. 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. instructional design

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Give User Adoption the Respect it Deserves | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

The problem often comes back to a fundamental error in how a company introduces users to the new technology. Many companies don’t take user adoption into account when designing their applications.

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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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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. Every student must go through this process and deliver a WORKING product (not just design it). The mix creates grounded and not arrogant designers.

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Social Media: The Virtual “Over-The-Partition” Learning Network.

Dashe & Thomson

They might even jot down a few notes that you can reference the next time you troubleshoot that widget problem. So, here’s my leap from that “over-the-partition” informal learning scenario to how social media can support social learning: YouTube (in other words, video learning).

Can Games Transform the World? | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Can Games Transform the World? In the same article, Thompson quotes Jane McGonigal, a game designer and author of Reality is Broken , to help us understand why games work.

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. Share this on LinkedIn.

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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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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21st Century L&D Skills

Performance Learning Productivity

I was recently involved in a discussion about 21st Century learning skills in one of the LinkedIn Groups. This was due to the fact that the role was almost entirely focused on designing, developing and delivering training or learning events in face-to-face workshops and classes.

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?ot just cat videos: 5 Social Learning Myths

TalentLMS

So let’s crack 5 insistent social learning myths, shall we? Social learning is a new thing. Social learning might be a lot of things but we can hardly call it new, and much less a “fad” It’s actually a decades-old theory based on the observation of a centuries-old practice.

The Sound of Silence | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

For an excellent illustration of this problem, check out this great example provided by the always-interesting Cathy Moore (click the image to launch the Flash player): Courtesy of [link] So, why does narration in eLearning frequently do nothing more than parrot back what’s written on the screen?

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If the User Experience Annoys, Fix It.

Association eLearning

I’m not talking about customer service, but actual UX design. Good UX design hardly ever gets mentioned because it’s not meant to attract attention. If the course expects the learner to do something, but the learner doesn’t know that, there’s a problem. Share this on Facebook.

The Ultimate Brain Food: Performance Support | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

As instructional designers, we can help create environments that grow better Exobrains. Im a problem-solver and thoroughly enjoy helping clients succeed and look good. I am currently the Director of Instructional Design and eLearning for Dashe & Thomson.In