Instructional Design: Something Old, Something New

Allison Rossett

Were learning professionals relying on webinars, on podcasts, on mobile learning? We expected to find reliance on podcasts and scenarios, with healthy use of online communities and discussion boards. I harkened back to these findings after reading Xyleme CLO Jeffrey Katzman’s provocative blog posting about new instructional design. Theory drives practice. A few years ago, Jim Marshall and I surveyed workplace learning professionals about elearning.

Instructional Design: Something Old, Something New

Allison Rossett

Were learning professionals relying on webinars, on podcasts, on mobile learning? We expected to find reliance on podcasts and scenarios, with healthy use of online communities and discussion boards. I harkened back to these findings after reading Xyleme CLO Jeffrey Katzman’s provocative blog posting about new instructional design. Theory drives practice. Tweet A few years ago, Jim Marshall and I surveyed workplace learning professionals about elearning.

We Need Real Examples with Social Learning

Big Dog, Little Dog

The latest podcast from Xyleme Voices, George Siemens on Social Learning Networks: From Theory to Practice is quite informative and thought-provoking; however, it still seems to leave a lot of questions unanswered. The most thought provoking part of the podcast comes about 15:10 minutes into it in which George discusses the need to do a better job of helping the learners learn how to learn (metalearning) rather than just instructing them into what to learn.

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