5 Tips to Make Rapid E-Learning Interactive. When building rapid elearning with PowerPoint it can be a challenge to get away from linear courses.
For one, PowerPoint’s original intent is creating presentations. And they are usually linear. On top of that, many of us have limited time and resources. So building linear, info-centric courses tends to be an easier way to get the projects out the door. The good thing is that PowerPoint isn’t limited to linear elearning. It’s easy enough to take any of these types of interactions and incorporate them into an interactive, decision-making elearning course that allows the learner to explore, pull in content, and make decisions. Interactive Picture This is one of my favorite demos that shows what’s possible with PowerPoint. This type of interaction is perfect if you want the learners to explore and pull in information before making a decision. Animated Response Scenario Here’s a neat example that combines a decision-making interaction with a clever animation technique in PowerPoint. How to Design Your E-learning Based on the Content Type? As a training manager, before planning your training program, you may take a look at the training content, and plan a training strategy accordingly.
The same applies to an eLearning course – you need to understand the nature of the content, and the purpose of the course, to develop an engaging eLearning program. So, what are the content types that have an impact on the design of an eLearning course? Content can be divided into five different types. They are as follows: Facts: Facts are unique data that need to be memorized and recalled in their exact form. Concepts: Concept is an idea that expresses the manner in which something can be done or accomplished, which will result in an acceptable procedure. Principles: Principles are nothing but rules that guide certain actions, or explain the changes that occur in a given situation.
Process: A process describes how a system or equipment functions. Understanding content type will help you design courses that meet the course objective. Guide de l'e-learning à l'usage des PME (E-learning, formation, enseignement) E-xcellence - Manual. The Traditional Concept of eLearning ROI is Gone! The Traditional Concept of eLearning ROI is Gone!
Examining eLearning ROI from Different Perspectives It's a fact that eLearning is an ongoing process that impacts the entire company, not just an independent business unit. Today, more than ever, investing in eLearning is the key for entering the e-business environment. For this and other reasons, training processes are often evaluated in monetary terms. Thus, different members of the organization: Business Unit Managers, Training Managers, HR Managers, among others, need to measure ROI (Return of Investment). What is ROI (Return on Investment)? A measurement that compares the investment in a training deliverable with the eventual cost benefits over a specified period of time. Because each area of the company manages several guidelines, ROI becomes complex and difficult to standardize since each department has their own views about what should be evaluated to determine if there was a return of the investment in the training processes.
The Thing about Multiple-Choice Tests … by Mike Dickinson. “The thing about multiple-choice questions is that the answer is right there on the screen.
So the challenge as question-writers is to construct the question and its answer choices in such a way that the learner really has to master the objective in order to select the correct choice.” You can easily psyche out a multiple-choice test, right? I mean, based on the fact that you're a developer of online instruction, I assume that part of the reason you reached your current position is that you're a good test taker. Now you're on the other end of the spectrum, designing multiple-choice questions and hoping your learners' answer choices will be based on their actual knowledge and not their clever testmanship.
So the challenge in writing these items is to create a valid measure of the learner's knowledge. In educational settings, instructors of online learning courses often have the ability to assign written papers, that is, constructed response tests. A true and fair test of the knowledge. A Tool for Faculty Peer Review of Online Teaching. The peer review of teaching–like the peer review of research–is a widely accepted mechanism for promoting and assuring quality academic work, and is required the purpose of promotion and tenure at Penn State.
The peer review process in resident instruction typically involves a faculty reviewer observing a peer’s classroom. The reviewer then summarizes her observations in a document that is to be included in the reviewee’s dossier. To address the need for online course peer review in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences at Penn State, the Dutton Institute has designed, implemented, and assessed a peer review process for online teaching. The Peer Review Guide for Online Teaching at Penn State that we have developed is based on the “Seven Principles for Good Practice in Undergraduate Education,” a summary of 50 years of higher education research that addressed good teaching and learning practices.
The process of designing a “Web 2.0″ introduction. The following tells the story of how and why I designed the following “Web 2.0″ (and yes, I am very reluctant to use that term for a range of reasons but will for a range of other reasons) introduction of myself.
The following image (click on the image to see a large photo) shows the final state. You can also view it here. The above was produced using Popplet. A fairly simple site to use. Popplet is essentially a slightly easier to use, not quite as functional, slightly different version of Prezi. Why? The design of the course I’m teaching this term asks the students to create a “Web 2.0″ introduction of themselves as their first task. I’m blogging about the process because it allows the students (if they so desire) to have some insight into my thought process. What? After a few iterations, we’ve decided to copy/borrow/lift the introduction used the ECMP355, Computers in the Classroom course taught by Alec Couros at the University of Regina. Which tool? These are fairly well known. Using it. Seven tips for developing an e-learning strategy. Part of my job is to provide e-learning strategy support to clients.
I have a number of processes for this kind of engagement, and E-Learning Academy members to have access to an e-learning course on Strategy, and a number of other tools and resources. Top line tips for developing an e-learning strategy 1. Talk with other organisations about their strategy – their reasons for implementing a strategy, what’s worked, what hasn’t, and the resources required to implement and sustain their strategy. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Useful resources for e-learning strategy development Towards Maturity Jane Hart, in particular Learning in the Social Workplace Bersin and Associates, in particular the Enterprise Learning Framework Brandon Hall Please feel free to comment and share your approach to developing an e-learning strategy.
7 Strategies to Make Your Online Teaching Better. This GradHacker post is by Andrea Zellner, PhD candidate in Ed Tech/Ed Pysch at Michigan State University, @andreazellner There is no doubt that online education has arrived in Higher Education.
Each year, the numbers of colleges and universities offering online courses increases. There is certainly appeal for these types of courses: students can better fit them into busy schedules and traveling to campus is no longer required. While I dabbled in teaching hybrid and online courses for a while, I have been teaching online for most of the past two years.
Additionally, I began my graduate career in a hybrid PhD program: two weeks of face-to-face instruction with the rest of the instruction and work provided entirely online, and mostly asynchronously. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.Provide support for self-regulation. 7. In the end, there is a lot to consider when teaching online. P.S. What are your tips for teaching online? Méthode apte. Instructional design. Comment bien publier son e-book, pour les nuls. Philippe Meirieu : accueil et actualité de la pédagogie. Virtual Training: Are You Engaging or Boring? by Jacqueline Beck. “It tends to be very foggy when you are training in the cloud, but remember, if you know your content, and design your training with user engagement and frequent interactivity, you will be sure to attain great results with virtual training from the cloud.”
Cloud-based virtual training allows instructors to deliver content without being present in a classroom with the students. In virtual training, when you can’t see the participants, how do you compensate for the environment? The answer is to engage learners through the pace of your presentation, skillful use of your voice, and thoughtful employment of the features of your conferencing platform. Here are a few tips for clearing away the fog and holding a successful virtual training session from the clouds. Use pace to engage the learner Engaging the learner is the single most important design criterion for successful distance learning via virtual classrooms.
Keep it moving Do not build your content with a few slides that only contain text. Instructional Design Models & Theories. Instructional Design Models and Methods "Models, like myths and metaphors, help us to make sense of our world.
Whether derived from whim or from serious research, a model offers its user a means of comprehending an otherwise incomprehensible problem. An instructional design model gives structure and meaning to an I.D. problem, enabling the would-be designer to negotiate her design task with a semblance of conscious understanding. Models help us to visualize the problem, to break it down into discrete, manageable units. The value of a specific model is determined within the context of use. Review and compare various instructional design models and methods below: Merrill's First Principles of Instruction ADDIE Model Dick and Carey Model Kemp's Instructional Design Model Gagné's Nine Events of Instruction Bloom's Learning Taxonomy Kirkpatrick's 4 Levels of Training Evaluation Merrill's First Principles of Instruction ADDIE Model Figure 2 ADDIE Model, Diagram by: Steven J. Dick and Carey Model. Méthode @pte Johanne Rocheleau.
ADDIE Process of Instructional Design. The ADDIE Process (sometimes called the ADDIE Model) is a tool that many instructional designers use when creating instructional materials. This process follows five distinct phases and is used to help ensure quality instruction is created. The idea is that a designer should progress systematically from one phase to another as the instruction is conceptualized and created. In this post, I will provide a basic overview of the ADDIE Process. Click the title of each phase to learn more about each of them.The Analysis Phase-The analysis phase is the foundation of the instructional design process.
In the analysis phase, the designer (along with others) identifies the problem or need, clarifies who the target audience is for the instruction, establishes instructional objectives, and creates a list of the tasks, knowledge, and skills that will be taught.The Design Phase- The design phase should build directly upon the results of the analysis phase. What do you think? StoryTelling. Is Design Thinking Missing From ADDIE? Sharebar Even though a crucial part of our jobs involve design, the prevailing instructional design models are based on systems thinking. Systems thinking promotes an analytical or engineering type of mindset. But we also need an approach to help us synthesize, innovate and create. In many design fields today, people who are required to create on demand use a design thinking model for this purpose.
Design Thinking is Human-centered Design thinking acquires and synthesizes information in order to generate creative, human-centered solutions. If design thinking has the potential to help us come up with better design solutions, then let’s make room for it as we design and promote learning experiences. Solutions for the 21st Century Those of us who feel hampered by current models may already practice some design thinking techniques. This is critical, because the way things are going, the solution to many problems may be much broader and more integrated than one training course can provide. Instructional Design Models. Scénarisation. How relevant is the ADDIE model in 2009? Interesting how we get hung up on acronyms.
I don't see ADDIE as a process. I don't really see it as a framework either. It's a set of outcome variables that are common to design and problem solving disciplines. Why variables? Because they vary by the presentation of symptoms, the people that the problem impacts, and a slew of other stuff. YMMVADDIE. ADDIE isn't a one size fits all checklist and it's not going to fit everyone, or every situation, the same way. The bigger question, to me, is - why would we point a finger acronym as the cause of industry failures? A good problem solver is going to make their tools work for them, not the other way around. The root cause of failure isn't ADDIE.