Are Instructional Designers Making Themselves Irrelevant?

Xyleme

So what does that mean for the poor instructional designer when over 70% of the learning they create delivers poor customer experiences? The easy thing for an instructional designer to do is to rely on simple instinct and maintain the status quo. Being static means being stale, and for instructional designers, stale content is the fastest road to irrelevancy. This has really been impacting how we''re designing things.". To download the Nielsen case study click here

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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. The good news is I’ve finally got a downloadable PDF sample of the book, including what I think is a clever cover design (caveat, my idea :), the ‘about the book’ section, Ellen Wagner ‘s gracious foreword, and the short section introduction and first chapter.

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Designing E-Learning 3.0 in gRSShopper - 10

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

There are two distinct problems: - The harvester isn't harvesting - When I do harvest, it's downloading things that were downloaded before I'm going to deal with the second thing first. Harvesting, Again I'm having issues with the harvester again. I think the problem is that the previous things were deleted. Because we don't want to fill up our server with old harvested stuff that we'll never use, gRSShopper deletes 'stale' links.

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Designing E-Learning 3.0 in gRSShopper - 4

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Instead of downloading and saving the file, you should be able to save it directly from a JSON feed generated by the gRSShopper API. Activities Each week of the course will feature some events. These are mostly live video conferences with guests. I also want to be able to show slides and to include the activity feed. I've been creating these using xSplit and then broadcasting the entire screen, but it's a bit unreliable.

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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Geez. 13 GBs per second on the Firefox 3 download.

Mark Oehlert

AM PST and 1 PM EST - Firefox 3 Download going for Guiness World record! 13 GBs per second on the Firefox 3 download. This is the counter for Firefox 3 downloads as of 1655 EST. According to this story on CNET , the download rate at one point 14,000 copies per minute or 233 per second. 13 GBs per second on the Firefox 3 download. e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Dont forget.10

What do the 24 #C2Xmas resources tell us about how to design modern content and learning experiences?

Jane Hart

So what do these 24 resources tell us about how to design content and learning experiences for the modern workplace? Here they are in one list – with my thoughts about what each one tells us about content and learning experience design. How to make a wooden Christmas tree – sometimes you just want to download something, print it out and use it offline. Want to find out more about designing modern content and learning experiences?

Joy, Humanity, and Good Business: A Case for Design

Adaptive Path

How do you know that design is the right approach to improving your service? According to Kaiser Permanente’s Chris McCarthy, it’s the joy expressed on the faces of nurses while co-designing new service solutions. they share their journey with design as an approach to improve patient services as well as the experience of the people providing the service. Joy, humanity, and also good business, what a great case for the power of design!

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History and context of User Experience Design

Adaptive Path

I was humbled to be included in her latest podcast, on The History and Evolution of User Experience Design. You can listen to it here: or download the audio file. Tags: Experience Design Conversations Podcasts My colleague Teresa recently began a podcast series titled Tea with Teresa. In it, she talks to folks about their passions, getting them to explain the ins and outs of what excites them.

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The Assumptions Designers Make

Adaptive Path

Download podcast here. By now you may have heard about the release of research and designs from Adaptive Path’s Mobile Literacy project. Natasha talks about how the basic assumptions underlying most mobile phone designs (ie: literacy, numeric literacy, and an understanding of basic computer functions) can quickly become obstacles for communication. To see the designs that came out of this research visit: [link]. (Why Mobile Phones Don’t Make Sense To Everyone).

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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Dont forget.10 AM PST and 1 PM EST - Firefox 3 Download going for Guiness World record!

Mark Oehlert

13 GBs per second on the Firefox 3 download. AM PST and 1 PM EST - Firefox 3 Download going for Guiness World record! AM PST and 1 PM EST - Firefox 3 Download going for Guiness World record! e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « "So" - A Whole Article on So.Awesome. Main | Geez. » June 17, 2008 Dont forget.10

Microsoft Expression Web Designer

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I downloaded and tested the Expression Web Designer software. It is a very large download - 224 megabytes, plus the.Net framework. You have to have a Microsoft Vista ID (existing MSN IDs will work) to download the package. Pages are designed using CSS and standard HTML elements. Somebody working the server backend (databases, etc) can very easily set up this product to allow non-technical people to design complex websites.

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WEBINAR: Let’s Get Mobile: Changing your Concept of Mobile Content Design and Delivery

Xyleme

Access in real life: a mobile location to download Brandon Hall’s newest paper on “Mobile Learning, The Tipping Point”. We know that by 2015 over 7.1 billion mobile connected devices have been predicted to be in service around the globe, and it is estimated that over 287 million tablets will ship annually. With the launch of the Kindle Fire at $199, tablets are now feasible replacements for printing costs. We are at the tipping point, and mobile delivery is here to stay.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): 100,000 iPhone SDK Downloads in First Four Days

Mark Oehlert

» March 19, 2008 100,000 iPhone SDK Downloads in First Four Days This picture from the iPhone Blog is just priceless. March 19, 2008 in Apple/iPhone/iPod | Permalink Technorati Tags : iphone TrackBack TrackBack URL for this entry: [link] Listed below are links to weblogs that reference 100,000 iPhone SDK Downloads in First Four Days : Comments The comments to this entry are closed.

Razing barriers: on-demand customer input to design

Adaptive Path

The biggest barrier to human centered design is just getting it done. Which, of course, is often difficult to predict in the ambiguous design process. We were working on the interaction design of a very lengthy and specialized media submission tool. We make sure that he — in this case it was a he — was articulate and could handle the ambiguity of sketches and half-complete designs. No prep work was done; we used the design artifacts that we were actively working on.

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HBR Reboots with a New Design for Business Leaders and with TypeKit too!

Adaptive Path

Our design partners at Adaptive Path did a great job in helping us design the site to accomplish those goals.&# What is also impressive is that HBR.org is leading the way in web design integrating the downloadable font technology our friends at TypeKit. Tags: Content Strategy Experience Design Experience Strategy We are excited to see our friends at Harvard Business Review have launched a new site along with a redesigned magazine today!

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Do you want to DO design thinking? Start with the d.School's.

Bob Sutton

Design school project teaches bike safety - The Stanford Daily Online. Tim Brown: Change by Design: How Design Thinking Transforms Organizations and Inspires Innovation. Bill Moggridge: Designing Interactions. On the temptation to declare "email bankruptcy" » Do you want to DO design thinking? As with last year's model, you can download the latest version free , courtesy of the d.school.  Bob Sutton.

Online Community Purpose Checklist | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Type of Participant Interactions To achieve your purpose, you generally design a set of activities. Are there any prohibitions about downloading and installing applications? I’m wondering if you have that as a downloadable document somewhere.

How To Create A Terrific Facebook Cover Image If You Don’t Have Resources To Hire A Designer

Beth Kanter

Note From Beth: Nonprofits are beginning to unveil their new timeline designs (I’ve been post examples on my Facebook Page and curating them in pinterest ) In the Friending the Finish Line peer learning group I’ve been working with, participants are sharing their creativity, including this cover design from Utah Children created by staff person Barbara Munoz. Other nonprofits are busy creating mock ups of the new timeline cover image for senior management.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): The Invention of Good Games:Understanding Learning Design in Commercial Video Games (Katrin Becker thesis)

Mark Oehlert

by Robert Bloomfield) | Main | Small Basket of MindMapping Items » February 27, 2008 The Invention of Good Games:Understanding Learning Design in Commercial Video Games (Katrin Becker thesis) Katrins important thesis is now available both as a Wiki and a PDF download. "In order to design educational games that remain effective as bothgames and as learning objects, it is necessary to understand howsuccessful games teach.

Skills for Learning Professionals…Part 2 | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

This means not being dogmatic about tools because “they work for me&# recognizing that technology is designed for groups, but experienced – and experienced quite differently – by individuals. I have downloaded it to read.

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Why the Core77 Conference is About User Experience

Adaptive Path

The Core77 Conference speaker line up includes, among others, a UX lead at Google X, a wearable technology designer and a guy brazen enough to suggest that putting a floating swimming pool in the East River would be a great way to clean it up. At first glance, this event may not look like a typical conference for an interaction designer, but at the core of each presentation, you’ll find a reverence for the human experience and the way we interact with the world around us.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): 100 of the Best Legal Free Full Version Games You Can Download Online (PC Gaming Blog)

Mark Oehlert

» June 24, 2007 100 of the Best Legal Free Full Version Games You Can Download Online (PC Gaming Blog) This is a great list.and the following post is 50 MORE games ! e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « First Look Viewer for Second Life Has Voice | Main | Who Are the Beavers? WE ARE THE BEAVERS!!!

Google Chrome – have to have a play | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Home About Full Circle Contact Resources Wiki Full Circus Full Circle Associates connections for a changing world, online and offline… Sep 02 2008 Google Chrome – have to have a play Published by Nancy White at 11:46 am under social media Google Chrome came out today in beta (of course) and instead of doing my to do list tasks, I had to download it and play with it. The download and install was painless.

Human Learning is Not About to Change Forever

Clark Quinn

So naturally I gave up my personal details to download a copy. I’m all for AR and VR, but saying that it puts learning in the hands of the students is a design issue, not a technology issue. This is in the realm of plausible, but as I mentioned before , it’s not worth it until we’re doing it on top of good design. We won’t have to learn: we’ll upload and download knowledge. Do I trust what you say you’re making available for download?

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working smarter with PKM

Harold Jarche

At 12 pages it is not designed to cover all aspects of the models, frameworks, and practices that inform PKM, but provide a quick reference, especially for those new to the discipline. Download the PDF — Working Smarter Field Guide 2020. Working Smarter with Personal Knowledge Mastery is a field guide for the networked knowledge worker. It is meant to complement the PKM Workshops and help practitioners.

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Living with Complexity

Clark Quinn

Don Norman (disclaimer, my PhD advisor and mentor) has had a string of important books, starting with his stellar Design of Everyday Things (tops my ‘recommended books’ list for designers). The book, as the title implies, is largely about how complexity isn’t bad, it’s necessary, and the real issue is about designing to manage it. Good design is naturally the solution. Recommended for the advanced designer. design strategy

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Firefox 3 not loved by Corp. IT, Not that it matters.

Mark Oehlert

So Firefox 3 Download day was a pretty big success. That is if you count something on the order of 8 million downloads and quadrupling your market share in a single 24-hour period successful ( 1 ). This article was one of the many that came out in the wake of Download Day; " Firefox 3.0 e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Fear the Coolness of my new Firefox bag!

Nicole Lazzaro’s “The Future of UX is Play: The 4 Keys to Fun, Emotion and User Engagement”

Adaptive Path

She’s been working in game design for the past 20 years and I wanted a closer look at her model of the 4 keys of emotion and fun in game play. Game design is already a popular topic for experience designers and it will continue to gain in relevancy. Click here to download the PDF transcript of this video Click here to read the transcript of this video Click here to view this video on YouTube with English captions. Tags: Game Design UX Week Videos

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Usability and Networks

Clark Quinn

Now, I want to have an integrated experience across my devices, so I downloaded the Firefox versions for my iDevices as well. design technologyAs I mentioned in an earlier post , I have been using Safari and Google to traverse the networks. And in a comment, I mentioned that the recent launch of the new Firefox browser was prompting me to switch. And that’s now been put through a test, and I thought it instructive to share my learnings.

User-Based Free Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

There are four important interactions between the two paradigms, some complementary and some that compete with each other: Identical or similar designs can be made available to potential adopters via both paradigms at the same time.

New (Free) E-Book: Leading Systems Change Will Supercharge Your Facilitation Skills

Beth Kanter

” The book describes a new approach to leadership and community engagement in the Central Valley , that has empowered local leaders to tackle a host of issues facing the community in an entirely new way–from designing education programs and services for immigrant communities to law enforcement reform, and boosting entrepreneurship in the region. Innovating for People Handbook: Design Thinking Methods: A recipe book of human-centered design methods.

Data Informed, Not Data Driven: The Subtext

Adaptive Path

I want to introduce you to a UX Week talk called “Data Informed, Not Data Driven&# by Adam Mosseri, Product Design Manager at Facebook. While his talk focused on the role of data in design and decision making, I was more intrigued by the sub-text of the story, which I’ve synthesized as: Innovation comes from creative cultures that value collaboration, informed risk-taking, transparency, and trust in one another to make decisions. Reminder, stop designing for yourself.

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Learning Analytics Courses

George Siemens

We’ve structured these courses to provide an intro to analytics in education (a good compliment to the courses is our recently released Handbook of Learning Analytics – free download): Learning Analytics Fundamentals. Connecting Learning Data to Improve Instructional Design. After about a year of planning, we can finally announce the following courses on edX focusing on learning analytics.

The latest in 3D printing trends: guns, ears, body parts, and now in your local store

Trends in the Living Networks

The gun is designed to fire standard handgun rounds, using interchangeable barrels for different calibers of ammunition. Once the file is online, anyone will be able to download and print the gun in the privacy of their garage, legally or not, with no serial number, background check, or other regulatory hurdles. These printers use computer-assisted design to conceive of objects as arrays of thin slices. design Future of business Retail Technology trends

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“Dialogue in the Dark”: A Journey into a World without Sight

Adaptive Path

Download podcast here. Tags: Adaptive Path Staff Experience Design Perspective Podcasts 5 senses design Dialogue in the Dark environment exhibition gloria fisher john zaller podcast senses sight tea with teresa vision The latest Tea with Teresa podcast: An interview with Dialogue in the Dark Creative Director John Zaller and Guide Gloria Fisher. Show Length: 20 minutes.

How Can Elmo Make Your Nonprofit’s Meetings More Effective?

Beth Kanter

There is also a set you can download on your phone. … Read More Meetings Training DesignNo, I’m not talking about the cute red Muppet. ELMO stands for “ Enough! Let’s Move On.” ” It is a ritual or organizational norm that can used during meetings to avoid unnecessary discussions that don’t support the meeting objectives. It’s a fun way to avoid one of the most common meeting productivity killers: Rabbit Holes. How does it work?

Thoughts on privacy

Doc Searls

Or we buy our music and e-books from Amazon, which keeps records of what we own and allows downloading to a Kindle, computer, or phone. Some examples: Privacy by Design is a policy and code development movement led by Ann Cavoukian , the Information & Privacy Commissioner of Ontario. Books Business Cluetrain Future history Internet Links News Past Personal Personal clouds problems Technology VRM Fourth Amendment internet privacy privacy by design

The game of course

Jay Cross

A major obstacle confronting L&D people participating in Internet Time Alliance workshops on social and informal learning is the difficulty of letting go of the course concept and the sense of control it gives designers, planners, and instructors. At least half the players should be trainers, instructional designers, or HR professionals. If you haven’t used G+ yet, download the app in advance and set it up. Design Meta-Learning

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Nicole Lazzaro’s “The Future of UX is Play: The 4 Keys to Fun, Emotion and User Engagement”

Adaptive Path

She’s been working in game design for the past 20 years and I wanted a closer look at her model of the 4 keys of emotion and fun in game play. Game design is already a popular topic for experience designers and it will continue to gain in relevancy. Click here to download the PDF transcript of this video Click here to read the transcript of this video Click here to view this video on YouTube with English captions. Tags: Game Design UX Week Videos

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ATD 2019: Oprah, Seth Godin & “Causing a Ruckus” in Training & Development

Xyleme

From keynotes by Seth Godin and Oprah, to practical tools for visual design and a big picture look at the future of learning management, this year’s conference featured 300+ sessions, 12 content tracks and 3 industry tracks, and drew more than 13,000 attendees to Washington, D.C. Click here to download the “Simple Strategies You Can Adopt Right Now to Support Personalized Learning” PowerPoint as a PDF.

The first Cynefin artist in residence

Dave Snowden

In her early professional life, she designed and prototyped user interfaces for the first generation of color radar displays, and later, query tools and visualizations for the Human Genome Database.

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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Help Firefox 3 Set a Guiness World Record!!

Mark Oehlert

Belly laughs, guffaws and chuckles Blogging Books Catch Up Collaboration Conference News Cool Tools Copyright and Patent Gold & BS Copyrights, Patents and Trademarks Culture Current Affairs design e-Learning Resources e-Learning/e-Teaching eco EduPatents eLearning Guild Emerging Tech Errata Ethno/Anthro Film Firefox From the land of "I wonder."

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Fleck.Web page annotation

Mark Oehlert

You download an extension for Firefox and then you can add notes to Web pages you visit and other people with the extension can see if the page they are on has any notes they can read.etc. e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « PaperVision 3D - a 3D Flash Engine | Main | Good for introNetworks! » May 08, 2007 Fleck.Web page annotation So I tried a Web page annotator called Fleck ( Webware story ).