Instructional Game Projects

Kapp Notes

As I begin to reflect upon this year coming to a close, I have to admit that I am pretty excited about two instructional game projects of which I have been involved. Here are videos describing each project. You can link here for additional information.

Scope Creep: It’s Not Just the Project Manager’s Problem

eLearning Brothers

Like most of us IDs, you have probably even been guilty of allowing a little bit (or a lot) of scope creep to enter into a project. Butler, 2012) Scope creep can easily wreck an otherwise “well laid out” project because it upsets the balance of the project management triangle.

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Animations in Custom eLearning Projects

Upside Learning

Animations are frequently chosen when we want to make a strong, affective impact on learners to improve retention of information, for example when the objective of the eLearning deliverable is to create awareness and pride about a code of conduct an organization commits to.

Motivation is More Important Than Information

Association eLearning

Motivation > Information”. Why Motivation > Information. On the other hand, motivated people who don’t have the information they need try to find it. Most Training Doesn’t Address Motivation, It Addresses Information. It’s pretty easy to give people information.

Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success

teams take on new projects, or when priorities shift causing a slip in performance. Performance support is the extra bits of information or reminders that extend the training. For example, an OTS course such as “Deliver Your Project” might be customized by.

The Importance of Informal Learning

LearnDash

In fact, every single one of the consulting projects I participated in was for formal learning. Often there is more learning done in an informal manner. The trouble with informal learning is that it can be difficult to measure – if at all. However, it is also possible for informal learning to have a more significant impact on organizational performance. Often informal learning is self-initiated. Informal learning is always happening.

1-2-3: Steps for Better Elearning Project Management

CommLab India

For e-learning project managers, work revolves around executing projects successfully. Though each e-learning project is handled differently, there are certain steps you need to follow for smooth execution. High-level milestones of the project. Project requirements.

3 Reasons you could benefit from project management software

InsiderHub

No matter what kind of business or industry you’re in, project management software can make things easier if you have a lot of task-oriented items with many key players. This is especially true if managing projects is not your full-time position. The Project Manager.

Beware who's selling informal learning

Clive on Learning

There is no doubt whatsoever in my mind that historically we have underplayed the importance of informal learning, whether that's experiential, on-demand or social. I'm equally convinced that, with the proliferation of great social networking tools and the ever-increasing confidence that learners are displaying when it comes to managing their own learning, informal learning should rightfully play a central role in our future learning architectures. informal learning

Managing eLearning Projects

CourseArc

Just like most other projects, eLearning projects can quickly become unmanageable – courses grow out of scope or Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) to request multiple changes. Managing expectations is key to ensuring that projects are delivered on time and within scope.

Doctoring the Informal Learning Environment

E-Learning Provocateur

Recently Anne Marie blogged Location and Learning (which I have reproduced here) and she asked me whether or not I consider her central idea an example of an Informal Learning Environment (ILE). On the contrary, I believe formal and informal modes of delivery complement each other.

How We Use Social Media for Informal Learning

Bottom-Line Performance

Informal learning is an everyday thing. Social media tools are just another platform we use to learn from each-other and find information serendipitously. Other times, they neglect to post mission critical information in the new location.

E-learning Project Management – Advice from an In-house Expert

CommLab India

We all know that good project management is the key to the success of an outsourced e-learning initiative. Given this fact, how can you ensure that your online course development project is well managed? How should firms get started with an e-learning project?

Project Management & eLearning Timelines – Part 1

eLearning Brothers

Congratulations Project Manager! Start of the Project. As a project manager, you have been assigned the client and project to shepherd through the entire process of instructional design, development, quality assurance and final delivery.

Learn Informal Learning Informally

Jay Cross

Next month I’ll be offering an experiential workshop on Informal Learning through Jane Hart’s Social Learning Center. Focus on a project for your company that delivers $100,000+ in benefits. review models, cases, archetypes of successful informal learning.

Who Is The Real Project Stakeholder?

Nick Leffler

When you start a new project, are you asking the following questions: Who is the real project stakeholder? Who holds the biggest stake in your project? You’ll get the SME as the answer because they have the closest ties with the Instructional Designer during the project.

Microlearning: The Resources You Need to Plan and Execute Future Learning Projects

Allen Interactions

The sheer volume of information makes it challenging to decipher and find credible information and sources. With the realization of a new-age learning style, microlearning has been a huge trend in the realm of learning development and e-learning.

Scoping Large-Scale eLearning Projects

Actio Learning

To get a sense of what we mean by scale, here are snapshots of two recent client projects. Such traceability allows business stakeholders to breathe easier knowing the project is on the right track. Good for marketing, bad for scoping projects.

Dealing with the Challenges of Guided Informal Learning

Pract.us

Some companies have taken a Guided Informal Learning approach, which helps them focus employee’s on-the-job training, encourage collaboration and track everyone’s progress. Read this article to find out more about Guided Informal Learning. What is Guided Informal Learning?

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Google’s Glass Project – Wearable Augmented Reality Glasses

Upside Learning

Google officially announced Project Glass yesterday. Check out this concept video: Such technology will change the learning landscape, in the sense it changes how we access information and use it in the real world. We just moved one more step closer what was science fiction in the past.

Informal Learning – the other 80%

Jay Cross

The start-up stiffed me but the paper morphed into the Informal Learning book. I’ll be leading a series of master classes on informal learning and working smarter in Europe. Informal Learning – the other 80%. Informal learning is effective because it is personal.

The role of instructional designer in social/informal learning

Spark Your Interest

One of the quandaries that instructional designers have been struggling with, is their role (if any) in informal or social learning. First of all, what exactly is informal and social learning? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Informal_learning.

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6 Benefits of Informal Learning

TalentLMS

Perhaps the highest level of learning with the deepest cognitive impact is informal learning. In this article, we’ll share with you the strategies to embed informal learning in your eLearning environment to capitalize on this excellent motivating learning style.

Contemporary E-Learning: Delivering Knowledge Or Dishing Out Information

Upside Learning

Where is the knowledge we have lost in information? — We take immense pride in meeting project deadlines and delivering courses within budgets; however, somewhere in our quest to showcase our potential, we may have forgotten about the core objective — Delivering Knowledge.

Have Your Training Projects Entered the 21st Century

Rapid eLearning

The Internet didn’t exist (or at least not for me) so getting access to information wasn’t easy. And the other thing was all of the information. Add activities where the person needs to collect information and then make decisions. I have an older Sega Master System.

Skills That an ELearning Project Manager Should Possess

Designing Digitally

Under the supervision of an eLearning Project Manager, a project of eLearning Design and Development can be carried out by carefully following a step by step process from design to deployment. Do you need to have an eLearning PM on your project?

Lights, Camera, eLearning: What Project Managers and Hollywood Directors Have in Common

Association eLearning

While watching the film, it occurred to me that there are a lot of similarities between producing a movie and producing an eLearning project. But there’s usually one person who’s “driving”…who knows how to get the project from point A to point B. Project Plan and Schedule.

Evaluating Informal Learning

The Peformance Improvement

Informal learning in organizations is finally being recognized as a key aspect of employee development and performance improvement. But how do you evaluate something that is as unpredictable and serendipitous as informal learning?

14 Incredible Informal & Social Learning Quotes

Learnnovators

THE QUOTE: “ Informal learning is enhanced when humans participate in interactive experiences.” – Allen (2004; Birchfield et al. THE JOURNEY: We believe in the amazing power of informal and social learning, and are excited about the potential these learning approaches offer for ensuring effective workplace learning and performance support. What other inspiring quotes on informal & social learning have you come across?

How to Run a Training Project on Schedule

LearnUpon

Keeping a training project on schedule can be a real challenge. In this post, we run through some of the ways in which LearnUpon helps you to get your learners enrolled and completing courses – helping to make your training project a success!

How to convert a project into a Hard copy in Articulate Storyline

CommLab India

So let’s see how to convert an Articulate Storyline project into a Word document to take advantage of its benefits. . Step1: After developing the project, go to the Home tab in the Storyline ribbon, click the Publish button or use the shortcut key, F10.

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5 Lessons for Designing Engaging E-Learning Interactions…From Project Runway

ATD Learning Technologies

Too often, though, design is abandoned and instructional development becomes simply the functional presentation of information. I was thinking of this contrast during an episode of Project Runway. Each week on Project Runway, the contestants receive a design challenge.

Project Management for eLearning Professionals

Integrated Learnings

By Dean Hawkinson An instructional designer serves many functions in a training initiative, one of which is often project manager. In a lot of cases, we are managing a team of people to create an end product, and we rely on several project team members to accomplish actions that enable us to create the instructional materials. In this post, I address some of the critical things we need to be aware of in project management and a few tools to use along the way.

Over-engineered for information transfer, under-engineered for learning

Clive on Learning

We over-engineer for information transfer and we under-engineer for learning. Mostly, the developers of these programmes are going to these lengths because they know that they're really just passing over information. But surely all that matters is that the information is relevant and useful. When I'm looking for information on the web, I don't complain if I get presented with simple web pages or YouTube videos.