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eLearning Process Survey results!

Clark Quinn

So, a few weeks ago I ran a survey asking about elearning processes*, and it’s time to look at the results (I’ve closed it).

Learnnovators Deeper eLearning Series

Clark Quinn

For the past 6 months, Learnnovators has been hosting a series of posts I’ve done on Deeper eLearning Design that goes through the elements beyond traditional ID. Deeper eLearning Design: Part 1 – The Starting Point: Good Objectives. 2. Deeper eLearning Design: Part 2 – Practice Makes Perfect. 3.

Beyond Instructional Design: How Performance Support is Revolutionizing eLearning

Jane Hart

Trivantis have asked me to host this free webinar, in which I will consider how you can move beyond instructional design to designing for performance  support. Ready to get results with performance support? In the session I will cover the following aspects. Trends in modern authoring. How to support content personalization.

The Quinnovation eLearning Process Survey

Clark Quinn

My interest is in finding out about the processes used in designing and delivering elearning. design strategyIn the interests of understanding where the market is, I’m looking to benchmark where organizations are. Sure, there are other data points, but I have my own questions I would like to get answered. Thanks!

eLearning Conferences 2013

Tony Karrer

Past years eLearning Conferences 2012 , eLearning Conferences 2011 , eLearning Conferences 2010 , eLearning Conferences 2009.

eLearning Learning Launches New Features

Tony Karrer

Over on eLearning Learning , we've just launched a new version with some great new features. eLearning Technology.

eLearning Strategy

Tony Karrer

This is either in terms of specific needs, e.g., improve customer satisfaction, or as part of an overall eLearning strategy. This is very hard.

Open Source eLearning Tools

Tony Karrer

I was just asked about trends in open source for eLearning and particularly open source eLearning tools. Beyond that, probably the best thing to do is to use eLearning Learning to go through it’s open source eLearning and open source eLearning Tools. Here’s some of what I pulled out.

Agile eLearning - 27 Great Articles

Tony Karrer

Like Kasper, I'm very familiar with Agile in software development. I was not as familiar with it in terms of eLearning development. So, I wanted to pull together some reading and resources around Agile eLearning , Agile ADDIE , etc. If Agile turns into rapid elearning , then we are back to Rapid eLearning Tools Debate.

eLearning Conferences 2011

Tony Karrer

Past years eLearning Conferences 2010 , eLearning Conferences 2009. You can contact him at: And send that to Clayton.

Are Instructional Designers Making Themselves Irrelevant?

Dawn of Learning

So what does that mean for the poor instructional designer when over 70% of the learning they create delivers poor customer experiences?

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Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ

Tony Karrer

Lots of discussion and debate around interesting questions for eLearning professionals. Grows - But Creating "eLearning 2.0 Rovy F.

Getting Serious about eLearning

Clark Quinn

design strategy So what are the four of us up to? You’ll also find out that a number of folks have signed up to support us as trustees.

Levels of eLearning Quality

Clark Quinn

Of late, I’ve been both reviewing eLearning, and designing processes & templates. As I’ve said before , the nuances between well-designed and well produced eLearning are subtle, but important. Which brings up another way learning designs go wrong. designWe’re ok from here, right?

Quinn-Thalheimer: Tools, ADDIE, and Limitations on Design

Clark Quinn

And while we took the content seriously, I can’t say our approach was similarly.  We decided to continue, and here’s the second in the series, this time trying to look at what might be hindering the opportunity for design to get better. Wouldn’t the Successive Approximation Method be a better formulation to guide design?

Reviewing elearning examples

Clark Quinn

I recently wrote about elearning  garbage , and in case I doubted my assessment, today’s task made my dilemma quite clear.  I was asked to be one of the judges for an elearning contest. There’s more to instructional design than stipulating objectives and then knowledge dump with immediate test against those objectives.

Quip: design

Clark Quinn

If you get the design right, there are lots of ways to implement it; if you don’t get the design right, it doesn’t matter how you implement it. Too often, people under design and overproduce, resulting in great looking products that are worthless.  designThen we can talk about how to develop it.

So you (still) want to be an elearning consultant?

Harold Jarche

Working smarter in the 21st century requires the integration of learning into the workflow. This makes business sense. InternetTime Work

Crowdsourcing the Future of eLearning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

So there needs to be a whole set of support tools to help self-directed and self-paced learning. - one of the things that is not done well in course design is formative evaluation, and maybe there are ways to enable students to support this. Based on points submitted beforehand, and the discussion at the final plenary.

What do elearning users say?

Clark Quinn

The report, a survey of 2000 folks in a variety of positions in organizations, asks what they think about elearning, in a variety of ways. The report covers a variety of aspects of how people learn: when, where, how, and their opinion of elearning. design strategy The results are indicative. This is why we need the revolution! 

Instructional Design Orthodoxy

Dawn of Learning

I will be dating myself here, but so much of the orthodoxy in the instructional design process was forged back in the late 80’s and early 90’s when the only Computer-Based Training (CBT) tools were Toolbook for the PC, and Hypercard for the Mac. The idea that you might allow scrolling was to many an Instruction Designer taboo.

eLearning Templates – 20 Resources

Tony Karrer

Recently, I’ve been seeing a lot of posts come through eLearning Learning that provide eLearning templates or toolkits or other kinds of interesting resources. And the list would be even better with help - see Curator Editor Research Opportunities on eLearning Learning. eLearning Technology.

ROI and Metrics in eLearning

Tony Karrer

I'm working on an article around the use of ROI and metrics in eLearning. I did a quick search for resources and here's what I found. Does it cost less to design and develop online teaching and learning today than it did a few years ago? thought it would be worth posting this list here. Use EVA instead. ROI is toast. Use EVA instead.

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Evidence-based Design

Clark Quinn

In my last post , I asserted that we need evidence-based design for what we do. There are several good books out (and I believer that there is at least one more on the way) that summarize the implications of research design. Julie Dirksen’s Design for How People Learn is another good one. design

eLearning Conferences 2010

Tony Karrer

Clayton Wright just sent me his incredible annual list of eLearning Conferences. into Your e-Learning Mix , eLearning Guild Online Seminar.

elearning versus mlearning

Clark Quinn

pointed to this post saying “mLearning is starting to diverge from eLearning not only in specific meaning, but in approach and design as well”, and I want to politely disagree. Depends, of course, on what you mean by elearning, to start with. Mayra Aixa Avilar  (who I hope to meet someday, maybe at mLearnCon ?)pointed

Top 10 eLearning Predictions for 2010

Tony Karrer

If you are interested in this, I will be doing a Virtual Presentation – Ten eLearning Predictions for 2010 that will be closely aligned with this post.

100 eLearning Articles and White Papers

Tony Karrer

My collection of eLearning Articles, White Papers, Blog Posts, etc. eLearn magazine: Feature Article Ten Web 2.0 eLearn: Opinions Good short article on characteristics of 2.0 eLearn: Case Studies - The Reluctant Online Professor 12. Mzinga : White Paper Series : eLearning 2.0 & Communities 2.0 24. learning 2.0

When the Learner is the Teacher, Do We Need Instructional Designers?

Dawn of Learning

It’s a new world out there for the Instructional Designer. It’s no longer about producing 3-ring binders, or monolithic eLearning. When designing for mLearning, we need to put ourselves in the shoes of the user who is walking around with a very powerful tablet and/or smart phone. Instructional Designthink not. 

Text-to-Speech vs Human Narration for eLearning

Tony Karrer

Some challenging questions are being raised in this month’s Big Question - Voice Over in eLearning. This post is part of the series on Text-to-Speech (TTS) for eLearning written by Dr. Joel Harband and edited by me. Support for live presentations by a Process Design Consultant. eLearning Technology. Case Study B. Results?

Update: Designing mLearning

Clark Quinn

Well, it’s been a bit of a saga, but there are some new developments about my forthcoming: Designing mLearning: Tapping Into the Mobile Revolution for Organizational Performance. It’s the usual good news/bad news scenario, but only mildly. First, for the bad news.  Hope your holidays have been good so far! mobile

eLearning Guild Mobile Learning Research Report now available

Clark Quinn

The report is free for all paid members of the eLearning Guild, with plenty of other benefits. Check it out. mobile

ID - Instructional Design or Interactivity Design in an interconnected world?

Charles Jennings

Instructional design is not only seen as a core competency for learning and development/training specialists, but it’s a huge industry, too.

Trying out videos

Clark Quinn

First, I created this one to promote my talk on eLearning Myths. design meta-learning strategyAnd I thought I’d share.

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The Pecha Kucha Instructional Design Smackdown Challenge

Ellen Wagner

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eLearning Costs : eLearning Technology

Tony Karrer

eLearning Technology Tony Karrers eLearning Blog on e-Learning Trends eLearning 2.0 eLearning Solutions Enterprise 2.0 Heres his brief description: The particular course in question is approximately 2 hours of classroom soft skills training that needs to be delivered in an eLearning format. Please Opine). Or not.

eLearning Conferences

Tony Karrer

crw Another source of major eLearning conferences is: Tom King's eLearning Google Calendar. link] programsservices/conferences/ conferences.html#upcoming February 15-17, 2009 Design Principles and Practices , 3 rd international conference, UDK University of the Arts, Berlin, Germany. You can contact him at:

Is Gagne Relevant for eLearning Courseware Design?

Tony Karrer

We certainly will provide additional content via eLearning in another year or two to help follow-up on it. As instructional designers, we need to use models like Gange, but we also need to be creative. There's an interesting discussion sparked by Donald Clark's - Gagne's Nine Dull Commandments. How do you determine that?

Interface Design for Learning Review

Clark Quinn

This book is very valuable not just for interface designers doing learning solutions, but also for IDs and developers who end up having to design. Similarly, she provides an overview of elearning in Chapter 3, and UI basic terms in Chapter 4. She even discusses the design of learning spaces. In design

Transparency By Design: Improving Online Learning Quality

Ellen Wagner

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