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Help Me Design Synchronous eLearning

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The online discussions will get you started on the project and provide the opportunity to receive feedback while learning the basics of Moodle through the development of your own course site.

Why Moodle?

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Many LMS vendors provide trial versions and in Moodle's case it is a free download anyway so you can test out the full version at no risk. Why Moodle?


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Project Based Learning in 3 Steps

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Project based learning achieves what a lecture cannot by providing the opportunity for the learner to practice using the necessary resources so that when they do come across a problem they are prepared to solve it on their own.

Moodle 1.9 Multimedia

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It looks like this book provides a little of both by covering how to make the most effective use of multimedia in Moodle. A new book just arrived on my doorstep that I am excited about reading.

Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success

but might be a little vague in providing concrete actions, so you’ll need to dig a bit deeper. Providing OTS courseware in these situations has several advantages. OTS curriculum, it’s fairly easy to provide training to individuals or groups whenever you. Seven Simple Secrets to.

Distance Education - Ed Tech 650

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Being that I am the lone instructional designer/eLearning developer in my company I don't have as many opportunities to learn from others in a formal learning environment like this class provides. At work, I mainly develop self paced eLearning courses so that project will provide the opportunity to use a work project and kill 2 birds with 1 stone.

A Corporate Example of Project Based Learning

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The email sent to participants at the beginning of the project will outline the guidelines of the project and provide access to the project web site which serves as a resource to participants throughout the project. This step of the process is initiated through an email from the facilitator describing the guidelines of the project and providing access to the project web site.

Designing Assessments for Project Based Learning

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The assessments at the beginning and middle of the project provided the opportunity for a formative assessment where the learners can be given feedback as the project progresses, while the assessment at the end provided the opportunity for a summative assessment where the learners can be given a culminating appraisal of their performance.

3 Steps to a Driving Question for Project Based Learning

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This provides a fail safe opportunity to practice what they will be doing at work. In the last post of the Project Based Learning series, I introduced what project based learning is and the benefits of using Project Based Learning in corporate environments. Now that we know what PBL is and have seen an example of it's use in a corporate environment, let's dive into developing Project Based Lessons for corporate training.

What is Project Based Learning?

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The textbook definition provided by the Buck Institute for Education in the "Project Based Learning Handbook" described standards focused project based learning with the quote below: A systematic teaching method that engages students in learning knowledge and skills through an extended inquiry process structured around complex, authentic questions and carefully designed products and tasks.

Personal Learning Network 3

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The blog posts highlighted in this Personal Learning Network (PLN) report provide valuable information that will help improve the effectiveness of my organizations training solutions by transitioning to a " Blended " approach. Together, these posts provide ideas for improving the effectiveness of a Blended training approach and the tools to help make those ideas happen.

Personal Learning Network 2

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The first post titled " Top 100 Learning Game Resources " provides information on how to add interaction to eLearning based training solutions while the second post, " How to build your personal brand on Twitter " covers how to make yourself more marketable by building your personal brand. Mashable's blog post " How to build your personal brand on Twitter " by Dan Schawbel provides great tips for showcasing your brand on Twitter in an effort to create career opportunities.

Personal Learning Network

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The first blog post is from the “ Rapid eLearning Blog ” by Tom Kuhlman who provides great advice for creating effective eLearning , rapidly. Tom does not go into detail about how to do this but he does provide a link to another great post for custom designing graphics that match.


Manual Grading in eLearning

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My plan of attack for managing the manual grading of these assignments is to have supervisors grade and provide feedback to their subordinates. Although this plan does still require work from me to train supervisors how to grade and provide feedback on the assignments through Moodle , I believe the benefit of learners receiving valuable feedback and coaching from their direct supervisor out weighs the work required to train supervisors and definitely beats grading them all myself.

Jumping on the Tweeter Bandwagon

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I am hoping that Twitter provides what Facebook and LinkedIn do not, a running conversation with other professionals in the Training and Development industry. Okay fine, I'll check out Twitter and see what everyone is talking about! Until now I have held out from jumping on the Twitter bandwagon because of the overwhelming amount of information I am already taking in through Facebook , LinkedIn , Blogging and my RSS feeds in Google Reader.

Promoting Social Learning

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Solutions: While I still have a long way to go, I have had marginal success promoting these social media resources by providing Formal Learning opportunities where the workforce is directed to use these resources for a specific activity. Assignments - One of the most difficult challenges in promoting social learning is providing opportunities for the learner to have a positive experience with the resource.

Continuous Learning Experience

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In an effort to provide a continuous learning experience I implemented a Wiki using MediaWiki. They needed to interact with somebody who could answer their questions and provide perspective unique to the situation they are dealing with. The problem with this is that the technical support staff was too busy to provide the one on one coaching that many people needed.

Moodle Experimentation Scare

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Everity provided great customer service with a quick response and resolution to my problem. I freaked myself out this morning after making a small change which took down all of my sites on the same domain as my experimental moodle. Yesterday I installed Moodle using Fantastico on my hosted web server account and everything went great. I had one notification in Moodle telling me that I needed to change a setting in the.htaccess file.

Rapid Performance Analysis

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I have found that in many situations that simplifying the process or providing consequences can have a much larger impact than any kind of instructional product. Not the solution with the most bells and whistles but the solution that is going to provide the most bang for the buck Although not an exhaustive analysis I find the questions listed above get me off to a rapid start on instructional design projects. Rapid performance analysis, is there such a thing?

Software Implementation Training Plan

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The eLearning tutorials developed in Adobe Captivate and delivered through Moodle provide the learner with the skills required to complete common everyday tasks. The ILT classes pick up from where the eLearning courses left off by covering more advanced topics and providing the opportunity to discuss unique situations. A major benefit of the ILT class is that it will provide what the eLearning was missing by covering the "what if" situations.


Managing Users in Moodle

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Moodle provides a couple of different options for managing users in bulk (at least I am only aware of 2). This week I was able to overcome what I thought would be one of the most difficult hurdles in a Moodle implementation. I was having nightmares about setting up and maintaining over 1000 user accounts. I knew that Moodle had some options to make this easier but didn't realize just how easy it would be.

Progress at SDSU

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Sounds lame to be excited about school but honestly I am stoked because these classes are definitely providing me with tools that will help me do better at my job So far, the Ed Tech program has been hard work but extremely rewarding. It's very exciting to find a Masters program that is catered to the line of work I have a passion for. So far, I have completed a course on Educational Technology and I am currently enrolled in a class on Web Design.

Opportunities for Performance Support – Allison Rossett

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By providing a job aid that makes the task simpler for them you can have much better results than investing in training and more training. Another DevLearn workshop I got a lot out of was “Opportunities for Performance Support” with Allison Rossett. I was excited to meet Allison because she is a professor in the educational technology program at San Diego State. I am starting the Ed Tech program in January and can't wait to get started.


eLearning 2.0 Presentation with Tony Karrer

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Tony provided some great information regarding Wiki's and the audience had some great examples of how they are being used at their organizations. I attended my first day of DevLearn and needless to say ideas are bouncing around my head like a pinball. This is my attempt to get it all out before I forget. The first workshop of the day was eLearning 2.0, presented by Tony Karrer.


What did I get out of DevLearn?

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I got my best ideas from other people in the audience but the speaker was too busy lecturing to provide the opportunity for us to share ideas. Going into DevLearn I was a little unsure of what to expect considering it was my first conference like this. I was hoping to get lucky and find some miracle idea or resource that will make it easy for me to implement eLearning at a minimal cost.

Top 3 Reasons for Replacing eLearning Providers

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eLearning eLearning Outsourcing eLearning Providers Replacing eLearning ProvidersThe latest Brandon Hall Report is a revelation for all who are interested in the eLearning outsourcing landscape. It breaks some myths that had so far clouded the path towards outsourcing, one of the popular one was that cost drives eLearning outsourcing. On the contrary the study found that quality, innovation, trust etc. play the […].

How Are You Providing Performance Feedback in Your eLearning?

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You, your organization, and your learners don’t want to spend time—or money—on training that doesn’t provide a solid return. That same model can also serve as a framework for when to provide feedback to your learners.

Games Can Provide Authentic Experiences

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To provide effective instruction, it needs to be as authentic to the actual experience as possible. Gamification of context provides two key advantages. So, providing a game for learning creates an authentic environment other than a classroom or a slideshow and highlights how certain variables or actions taken in situation play out over time. The context of an online course or the context of a classroom is not authentic.

5 Ways a Strong Learning Culture Provides ROI

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The post 5 Ways a Strong Learning Culture Provides ROI appeared first on. For many companies, investing in training and training resources tends toward two extremes. On one extreme, companies lean towards mediocrity: just enough training to say it got done, with as little money spent as possible. On the other, companies will “chase the shiny,” grabbing every new technology and teaching method that comes down the pike. [.].

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Ultimate List of Online Course Providers


The infographic below, created by Springest , provides a pretty comprehensive list of all the resources you have at your disposal for finding information on the topic of your choice. Chances are that at some point you have considered taking an online course (or perhaps you already have).

LMS Software Provides Top-Notch Learning Experiences


It gives them round-the-clock access to training materials, enables them to interact with work-related resources via any mobile device, treats them to a learning experience that’s personalized to their individual learning styles, and provides fun methods for learning dry information.

Experience (Tin Can) API: What to Expect from Your LMS Provider

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Sure, one potential advantage would be allowing you to record the completion of a mobile app or game created by a custom provider like us. Talk to LMS provider. Tin Can. Experience. TIN CAN! Experience! We’re all hearing about it… but what is it?

Hot List of LMS Providers

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eLearning Brothers Provides Customizable eLearning Courses for Bridge

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Well, we’ve seized an opportunity to work with Instructure and their Bridge learning management system (LMS) to provide just that! This course provides tools, techniques, and tips to be more emotionally intelligent!