E-Learning Curve Blog Winter Solstice at Newgrange, Ireland 5,000 years ago, an extraordinary people lived in Ireland. They were farmers, hunters and builders. Without the benefit of the wheel, and with tools made only of flint, they carved their culture into history. Along the banks of the River Boyne, they built houses to their dead, repositories to their spirit – monuments to immortality.Brú na Boinne: Monument to Immortality Newgrange – exterior (image courtesy SacredSites.com) eLearning Course Evaluation: The Ultimate Guide For eLearning Professionals You have spent a great deal of time and money while developing your eLearning course. But how can you know if it is effective? eLearning course evaluation allows you to assess the effectiveness of your eLearning deliverable and to keep improving it in order to offer your learners a powerful and memorable eLearning experience. In this article I will share why eLearning course evaluation is important, when to do it and, most importantly, how. As an eLearning professional, you need to know if your eLearning course is effective; that is, if it achieves its goals and meets its objectives.
The Work of Edward Tufte and Graphics Press Edward Tufte is a statistician and artist, and Professor Emeritus of Political Science, Statistics, and Computer Science at Yale University. He wrote, designed, and self-published 4 classic books on data visualization. The New York Times described ET as the "Leonardo da Vinci of data," and Business Week as the "Galileo of graphics." He is now writing a book/film The Thinking Eye and constructing a 234-acre tree farm and sculpture park in northwest Connecticut, which will show his artworks and remain open space in perpetuity. He founded Graphics Press, ET Modern gallery/studio, and Hogpen Hill Farms LLC. The Agile Elearning Design Manual - Think Small (Iterations, Action Maps, Storyboards, and Mini-Modules) We explored the waterfall approach towards elearning development in a prior post of this series. As you will notice in the above representation of the model, the issues are: Too much time gets spent in upfront design and planning when all of this is quite likely to change. Customers get to see working elearning pretty late in the process - as a consequence we run the risk of an endless cycle of amendments.
Online Learning Update Employers like MOOCs — if they know what one is April 15th, 2014 By Jake New, Editor, eCampus News MOOCs-employers-studentsEmployers are fans of massive open online courses (MOOCs), according to a new study by researchers at Duke University and RTI International. But many first had to have the concept explained to them. “We were interested in exploring how employers viewed MOOCs in terms of whether they would make a difference in hiring decisions or how they might be used for recruiting talent,” said Laura Horn, the RTI’s site principal investigator.
eLearning Interactivity: The Ultimate Guide For eLearning Professionals Interactivity has been proven to have a significant impact on the effectiveness of the eLearning process. In this article you will find everything you need to know about eLearning interactivity, as well as the most essential ways in which eLearning interactive methods and techniques affect the learning process. eLearning interactivity is defined as the “dialogue” between learners and eLearning tools through which learners become engaged and involved in the eLearning process.
What is Effective Elearning? Does This Look Familiar? Does This Look Familiar? It's widely accepted that elearning requires meaningful interactivity to improve learners' skills and deliver results. What’s not well understood is that not all types of interactivity are equally effective. In fact, the least effective forms of interactivity are also some of the most popular because they are easy to implement using templates and wizards.
Learning Ecosystems From DSC: I’m not sure where the item below ultimately came from, but it was in one of those emails that came to me via a family member. It reminds me of how people come in and out of our lives — and that goes not only for parents, siblings, spouses, and other family members, but also for teachers, professors, coaches, mentors, pastors, managers, supervisors, etc. They all help us learn and grow…and then we no longer have them in our lives. Short Programs - MIT Professional Education Executives, managers, and practitioners worldwide come to courses offered by MIT Professional Education - Short Programs to gain crucial knowledge and take home applicable skills. Short Programs students learn from MIT faculty who are leaders in their fields from biotechnology to energy to systems engineering. You can spend five days studying controlled-release drug delivery with the biomedical engineering professor who invented it.
The Rapid eLearning Blog Creating great interactive learning experiences requires a few core building blocks: relevant content, pull versus push, and real-world decisions. With those building blocks you're able to structure effective learning scenarios that are meaningful to the learner and helps meet the objectives of the course. One of those building blocks in creating relevant content or content that is placed in a meaningful context. Essentially, you want to recreate the types of scenarios that are similar to the ones the learner has in real life. This allows them to see the content in ... Read the full article Pinched Head Blog Canada Day is fast approaching and to celebrate, I put together a little Canada Day challenge for all who dare to try it. I initially created this quiz for David Anderson’s weekly e-learning challenge over at Articulate. The challenge was to repurpose a quiz template created by Jackie Van Nice so thanks Jackie! Just click on the picture to get started. I like to create little projects to test drive ideas before inflicting them on my clients.
Where Learning, Technology, and Marketing Meet If you work for a membership organization, we need your help. We’re launching the survey that will form the basis for our upcoming white paper on the use of social technologies for learning among associations, due out in June. The purpose is to better understand how associations are and aren’t using social technologies (blogs, wikis, networking sites, etc.) to deliver learning products and services.