E-Learning Queen The Nata village blog European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning learning, networks, knowledge, technology, community Digitization is deceptive in that the deep impact isn’t readily observable. Remember when MOOCs were going to transform higher education? Or when personalized learning was going to do away with instructors? Going back about a century ago, audio, then video, was also going to disrupt education. Yet, change is happening, often under the radar of enthusiasts because it’s harder to sell a technology product or draw clicks to a website when being nuanced and contextual. In 2004, I tried to respond to the network/digitization alpha trend by describing the new actions and experiences that were available to learners: Connectivism: A Learning Theory for the Digital Age. Connectivism was presented as a theory that described how learning happened in networks, complex ambiguous information spaces, digital environments, and the increased opportunities of the participative web. Enter the artifact… Then the internet happened. We could now create artifacts, not only talk about them.
myPlick For slides, we support Microsoft Powerpoint, PDF, and OpenOffice Documents. Our conversion process will also work with most of the Microsoft Word, Excel, JPEG, GIF, and plain text documents. However, please keep in mind that myplick is about sharing presentations. Features are built around the presentation theme. We also support various audio formats for upload, including MP3, WAV, WMA, AU ... If you are not sure whether your file format is supported, the best way to find out is to upload it first. Time to Develop One Hour of Training Designing training is as much of an art as it is a science. However, that doesn’t mean we should abandon the act of trying to figure out how long it takes to develop an hour of training. Scientific measures and standards can be applied at least as rough guidelines. With some type of standard, it becomes possible to gain a general idea of how much time a training project might take. While many may argue about using “one hour of training” as a measuring stick because of the difficulty of determining exactly what one hour means, it is a common term and has some traction with managers trying to plan resources. Too often when asked about developing training, internal and external clients hear “it depends.” Here are the results from a survey we developed in a rough attempt to align credible numbers for use in estimating work based on delivery method and complexity of interactivity. Demographics Results Factors that effect development time Reducing the factors
Stephen's Web Classroom 2.0 Training & Development | Training Delivery Guide What makes a training program excellent? How might the optimal delivery method be chosen? How are we, as diverse participants, engaged and inspired to learn at our best? With advancing technologies and an increasing focus on work-place learning, more and more decisions need to be made about training design and delivery, and it is helpful to consider these and other questions before designing and delivering a training. This guide is designed for those involved in the development of these programs, including content owners, course developers, sponsors and others. We would like to add that nothing can replace the wonderful human elements that truly allow for authentic learning. Training Design and Delivery Framework. This tool was co-developed in 2008 by Jeannette Gerzon and Kathryn T. The choice of delivery methods addressed in this tool was based on definitions and criteria used in the MIT Training Delivery Methods Survey. Comments, questions, and suggestions are very welcome.
Top 100 Tools for Learning 2011 Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies The Toolbox Share your Top 10 Tools to help build the 2011 list This is the 5th annual Top 100 Tools for Learning list I have built based on the contributions of learning professionals worldwide. I am now compiling the Top 100 Tools for Learning 2011 193 contributions so far Latest contribution: 26 June, 2011 List will be finalised 13 November, 2011 KEY Links to previous years' lists: 2010, 2009, 2008 and 2007 F = Free, C= Commercial, D=Download, S=Server, O=Online Cells shaded blue are new tools on the list this year, green are returners Click HERE to share your Top 10 Tools to help build the 2011 list Glogster and Eduglogster Make an interactive poster Etherpad + clones e.g. SchoolTube Video hosting for teachers and students Scratch Create and share interactive stories, games, music and art
43 Folders The 19 Best Elearning Blogs - Articulate – Word of Mouth Blog Sep52006 From learning theories to content design, metadata to LMSes, survey data to industry trends, these blogs have it all. This list represents some of the more active e-learning blogs I’ve found or already read regularly. Each of these is great in its own way — be it the in-depth analysis, the industry headlines, the technical prowess — but all will get you thinking about learning and technology in new ways. The 19 Best Elearning Blogs* (in no particular order) The Rapid eLearning Blog Tom Kuhlmann was a customer of ours who made a name for himself in the Articulate Community Forums with his creative tips and tricks about Articulate products, and his unique ability to understand how to build original elearning courses that engage the learner and simultaneously meet business objectives. * Why 19?