Should Instructional Designers “Teach to the Test”?

Bottom-Line Performance

There is a lot of angst these days in the education field about “teaching to the test.” They need to be able to correctly put on personal protective equipment (PPE) when entering spaces where high-risk infections are present.

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Games Teach!

Kapp Notes

It was sparked by Ruth Clark’s article “ Why Games Don’t Teach. ” So, So looking at the argument, Why Games Don’t Teach, we have several interesting positions: Games Don’t Teach. So, the conclusion from the literature with a preponderance of evidence is that yes, games can teach! So let’s focus on getting instructional designers involved in designing games rather dismissing games saying they don’t teach.

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How Do You Teach Innovation?

CLO Magazine

It’s not just about teaching people to create great products, said David Robertson, senior lecturer at the MIT Sloan School of Management on innovation and product design. “It’s

We learn by teaching

Learning with e's

Although I am employed to teach, I consider it something of a disappointment if I don't learn something myself during my teaching sessions. How many of us have sat through a lecture or conference presentation, and have been afraid to ask a question because it might make us look stupid?

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Entrepreneur Camp for Instructional Designers: Teaching Disruption

Kapp Notes

We had a great presentation from Deborah Thomas of SillyMonkey who spoke about learning fast, remembering ideas and content and have fun doing it.

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PowerPoint: Shakespeak for Presentations

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

This time I'd like to share a cool add-on I've discovered for PowerPoint for live presentations. Let's say you're presenting to a large, perhaps unfamiliar, audience. Additionally, you can test out the slides for free prior to your actual presentation

Ruth Clark Claims “Games Don’t Teach”

Experiencing eLearning

Ruth Clark posted at ASTD an article titled “ Why Games Don’t Teach.” Let’s look at her summary of the research: The goal of the research was to compare learning efficiency and effectiveness from a narrative game to a slide presentation of the content. Students who played the Crystal Island game learned less and rated the lesson more difficult than students who viewed a slide presentation without any game narrative or hands on activities.

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#DevLearn 2012: Kapp Presentation Resources

Kapp Notes

Here are the slides from my short presentation in the Expo. DevLearn presentation on Future of Learning from Karl Kapp. Here are my slides from my presentation. The ability of simulations to teach skills that transfer to real-life, on-the-job situations seems.

ASTD ICE 2013 Presentation Resources

Kapp Notes

Here are the resources from my ASTD ICE 2013 presentation. Here is some content and references from the presentation. Blog posts discussing subjects covered in presentation: Two Types of Gamification. You want to teach leaders about Strategy: Have them Play Civilization V. W209 – Interactivity, Games, and Gamification: A Research-Based Approach to Engaging Learners Through Games from Karl Kapp. Companies Mentioned. Enspire Learning. Zombies Run. Game On!

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Barnes & Noble Presentation Resources: Learning Games

Kapp Notes

I am excited about the presentation and to talk to a number of teachers and parents about some of the positive impact that video games can have on learning. Game to Teach STEM. It is a multi-platform game that starts out as a card game and then morphs into teaching algebra.

Teach on the Beach

Kapp Notes

Walked on the beach in the morning and presented Gadgets, Games and Gizmos right before lunch. Here the slides from my presentation: Gadgets, Games and Gizmos for Learning: Teach on the Beach. View more presentations from Karl Kapp.

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Designing a Digital Future: Presentation Resources

Kapp Notes

View more presentations from Karl Kapp. References from Presentation. You want to teach leaders about Strategy: Have them Play Civilization V.

Learning and teaching with Twitter

Learning with e's

I have presented a few workshops now on how to use Twitter as a learning and teaching tool. One of my most viewed blog posts was entitled Teaching with Twitter so there is a lot of interest in the topic - how can we harness the potential of this tool in a teaching and learning context?

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Teaching Online Courses – 60 Great Resources

Tony Karrer

I received an inquiry about resources that would help instructors who are about to move into teaching online courses. Remember I taught class several times a week to live audiences, and this was a topic that I presented all the time at professional conferences. About five minutes into the presentation, with me alone in my office, and everyone muted (literally there is zero sound coming back through) and no prepared stopping points for interaction.

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ASTD Philly 2013 Presentation Resources

Kapp Notes

Here are the resources from my presentation. Here is some content and references from the presentation. Blog posts discussing subjects covered in presentation: Two Types of Gamification. You want to teach leaders about Strategy: Have them Play Civilization V. Here are the slides: Companies Mentioned. Enspire Learning. Zombies Run. Game On! Learning. Knowledge Guru. Allen Interactions. Axionify. Game Development Software ThinkingWorlds (3D Software).

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#ASTDTK2013 Resources from ASTD Presentations

Kapp Notes

Here are the slides from my presentation, my workshop on “Games and Gamification” with Koreen Olbrish will be in another post. The ability of simulations to teach skills that transfer to real-life, on-the-job situations seems abundantly positive, from the existing body of literature. Blog posts discussing subjects covered in presentation: Summary of #Games Research Qualitative Literature Review Conducted by Fengfeng Ke. Teaching Games vs. Teaching Games.

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Can we teach digital literacies?

Learning with e's

There is a disconnect between teaching and learning. We are at the mercy of the curriculum of our time, and also the whims of the teaching staff who were in charge of our education. Photo by Gennadiy Ratushenko Can we teach digital literacies?

Resources from Learning 3.0 Conference Presentation

Kapp Notes

The presentation was a great deal of fun. We played “Fact or Fishy” Here is a copy of my slides from the presentation. Training Magazine Presentation: Gamification of Learning & Instruction from Karl Kapp.

TechKnowledge 2012 Presentation Resources

Kapp Notes

Here are my slides from the TechKnowledge 2012 presentation “What Research Tells us about 3D Avatars, Storytelling and Serious games for Learning and Changing Behavior” plus videos and other links that go into more detail based on the topics I discussed. Kapp's ASTD TechKnowledge 2012 Presentation. View more presentations from Karl Kapp. Blog posts discussing subjects covered in presentation: Consider Player/Game Interactions.

ASTD DC Metro 2013 Presentation Resources:Gamification of Learning

Kapp Notes

I want to thank all the people for a wonderful event, it was one of the warmest and friendliest groups I’ve presented to and I’ve presented to some awesome groups! Here are the slides from the presentation. Here is some content and references from the presentation.

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Remember, CLOs – You’re Teaching Humans

CLO Magazine

And while this has presented learners with opportunities that would likely be unavailable elsewhere, implementing this technology is not without its challenges. These technologies can occasionally miss the mark when it comes to one of the core components of teaching — humans.

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Adobe Presenter 10 Enables on-Demand eLearning

Adobe Captivate

Adobe Presenter 10 is an eLearning authoring toolkit that helps you create show and tell video lessons for classroom teaching, distance learning, flipped learning and MOOC sessions. Using Adobe Presenter 10 you can simultaneously capture your screen content and your webcam video.

12 Free Microsoft Teaching Tools

DigitalChalk eLearning

Microsoft Partners in Learning has created an abundance of resources for professionals and educators around the world to take new approaches to teaching and learning. We’ve put together a list of 12 teaching tools to help better teach and engage your students.

10 presentation tips from expert Rick Altman

eLearningArt

Most PowerPoint presentations suck. That’s why I interviewed presentation guru Rick Altman to share some of his best tips on giving better presentations. Rick shares not only “why” most presentations suck, but also “how” to make them better.

20 World-Class Experts Share Their Top Presentation Tips

eLearning Brothers

Have you ever sat through a presentation that seemed to slog on and on? Presenters that are disorganized, dwell on trivial information and give long winded explanations that lead nowhere? Too many presentations are afflicted by poor planning and poor visuals.

Teach Online Students by Doing with VILT

ReadyTech

lt’s these virtual training labs that are vital in replicating realistic situations that teach students the skills they would need when they are back behind their desks. The teaching and illustrating phases should take up about ¼ of the VILT class time.

5 Tips to Teach Concepts Through E-learning

CommLab India

In this blog, we will be focusing on concepts along with some tips to teach them. As an instructional designer, you will have to teach both sensory and abstract concepts. Here are five ideas to help you teach concepts through e-learning.

Presentation Resources and Notes from IMU Learning Webinar Series

Kapp Notes

” Here are notes and resources from the presentation. View more presentations from Karl Kapp. Blog posts discussing subjects covered in presentation: Consider Player/Game Interactions. You want to teach leaders about Strategy: Have them Play Civilization V.

DevLearn Resources for Presentation: The Engagement Abyss

Kapp Notes

Here are some resources related to my DevLearn presentation. Here are the slides from the presentation. Teaching Expert Learners. If you want the graphics of the detective to use in your own presentation. B.Y.O.D.:

Webinars: Past, Present and Future

Kapp Notes

Here are links to webinars past, present and future.not quite a Christmas Carol but. Past: Here is a link to the presentation I gave last week titled " Reaching and Teaching Across Generations " Screen shot from early in the presentation, the discussion was already lively.

We Teach as We are Taught

Kapp Notes

As Knowles (1992) indicates, formative experiences of pre-service and beginning teachers influence the ways in which they think about teaching and, subsequently their actions in the classroom. Teachers and professors (who often don't have formal instruction on how to teach) teach in ways similar to how they experienced teaching during their own schooling and hold beliefs based on those experiences (Borko & Putnam, 1996; Thompson, 1992). Learning to teach.

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ASTD DC Metro 2013 Presentation Resources:Gamification of Learning

Kapp Notes

I want to thank all the people for a wonderful event, it was one of the warmest and friendliest groups I’ve presented to and I’ve presented to some awesome groups! Here are the slides from the presentation. Here is some content and references from the presentation.

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Teach less, learn more

Learning with e's

John Davitt, in his quirky, off-the-wall session: 'From Silo to Orchestra: The staccato progress of eLearning' encouraged us all to perform our teaching in a different way, using different steps, alternative tempos and creative melodies, so that learners were engaged in many new ways.

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