DITA for eLearning Content Development March 26, 2010Posted by Karen Lubrecht in e-SIG Presentations, Intructional Design.
Tags: DITA, instructional design
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At our March meeting at the Bucks County campus of La Salle University, Brian Driscoll addressed the implications of and potential uses for the Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA) in eLearning content development and delivery.
If you missed the event, his slide presentation can be downloaded. (104 KB)
Brian Driscoll, Application Developer, is primarily responsible for developing, testing, and implementing out-of-band solutions to meet clients’ needs. Brian has created custom Flash and .NET applications that have allowed clients such as The CEI Network, Mercy Health System, Merck, Fannie Mae, The World Bank, TakeCare Health Systems, Teleos Leadership Institute, The Insurance Institute of America, and The Continuum Center for Health & Healing to deliver cutting-edge web-based training programs to their end users. Mr. Driscoll also works extensively on SoftAssist’s internal application development and business process reengineering initiatives. Brian’s professional interests include distributed application development, and his personal interests include playing guitar and traveling the U.S. and Abroad with his family. Brian holds a B.S.Ed. in Secondary Education (magna cum laude) from Temple University and is currently earning an M.S. in Software Engineering from Drexel University.
A Better Way to Design & Build Immersive E-Learning July 23, 2009Posted by Noelle Archambeau in e-Learning Tools, e-SIG Presentations, Engaging e-Learners, Intructional Design.
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Thanks again to Robert Penn, CEO of Suddenly Smart, for a wonderful presentation today on building immersive e-learning.
- Download the PowerPoint slides (2.6 MB pdf) that Rob used
- View the session recording (1 hour) — thanks to iLinc Communications for sponsoring the session
- Take a closer look at all of the great examples Rob demoed
Click the following links to learn more about rapid prototyping:
Migrating to E-Learning January 19, 2009Posted by Noelle Archambeau in Best Practices, e-SIG Presentations, Intructional Design, Project Management.
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Thanks to Dave Goodman, CEO of SoftAssist, for a wonderful presentation at our last ASTD Greater Philadelphia Chapter meeting. Luckily Dave was able to think quickly on his feet because there was a power outage at the Hilton, which meant no lights, no computer, and no projector. Illuminated by candlelight, Dave led a lively discussion about creating your first e-learning project. Here are the slides Dave planned to use.
4/17/08 – Mentoring SMEs April 18, 2008Posted by Noelle Archambeau in e-SIG Presentations, Intructional Design.
Last night Nathan Eckel, Owner of Intelligent Design Concepts, and Jeff Ronald, Founder/Director of Pinnacle Health Solutions, discussed how they were able to successfully collaborate to create an e-learning course on tobacco cessation. Nathan (ID expert) taught Jeff (SME) the basics of the ADDIE model, how to write learning objectives, and how to keep learners engaged. By empowering Jeff with these basic instructional design skills, he and Nathan were able to develop the course in less time, with less rework, and with less headaches than if they had not formed this partnership. Nathan has coined this ID/SME partnership “Open Source ID”.
Click here to download the slides that Nathan and Jeff used during their presentation.
Click here to download a job aide that Nathan created for Jeff on the basics of instructional design.
02/21/08 – Anonymity in Cyber Education: Should You be Concerned? February 25, 2008Posted by Bobbe in Best Practices, e-SIG Presentations, Engaging e-Learners, Intructional Design, Misc.
Tags: anonmyity, ASTD, cyber education, data mining, desiging instruction, e-learning, education, elearning, FERPA, idenity, instructional design, instructional models, learning online, privacy, Security
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This presentation explored the pros and cons of anonymity in cyber education. It evaluated both sides of the issue and presents them in a way that will help cyber educators and instructional designers understand the social, cultural and educational implications of anonymity. The PATRIOT Act and other initiatives impacting anonymity were discussed, including the far-reaching effects of anonymity within online educational settings and group dynamics. It also further compared and contrasted anonymity’s potential for limiting and monitoring academic freedom to the social benefits it brings, while discussing the social identity model of deindividuation. Click Anonymity to download the slides. Click Anoniymity the paper to download the original paper.
2/15/07 – Captivate vs. Camtasia February 26, 2007Posted by Ben Craigo in e-Learning Tools, e-SIG Presentations, Intructional Design, Lessons Learned.
Make sure learners have the technology to view your hard work! January 25, 2007Posted by Marguerite Fallon in Intructional Design, Lessons Learned.
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When looking to design an e-learning session, don’t forget to look at technology. Whether it is live or online, you need to know what is being used by your learners. Ask these questions before you start.
- Have the learners taken e-learning courses previously?
- What level of keyboard/mouse skills do the learners have?
Do the learners’ computers have soundcards, Flash, Media Player?
What Internet/Intranet connection speed do the learners have?
What processor speed do the learners’ computers have?
Are there any other computer limitations to the learners?
Believe it or not, not everyone has the latest and greatest in PC’s. You may develop a really cool session with voice, animation, interactivity, only to find out it can’t be used because the learners are on dial up. Very disappointing! So more pre-work to do when looking at your latest e-learning session.
1/18/07 Meeting – How Much & How Long Part II January 23, 2007Posted by nathanteckel in e-SIG Presentations, Intructional Design, Project Management.
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This is Part II of my notes from Dave Goodman’s presentation. Click here to view Part I.
Criteria for eLearning Costs
- Length of Learning Time
- Volume of Courses
- Content Readiness – CRITICAL! – Source documentation is not the same as instructional content – Factor in instruction design – THIS TAKES TIME!
- SME & Reviewer availability – VERY IMPORTANT!
- Amount & Level of Revisions
- Use of Media
- Complexity of Content
- Complexity of Course – Brain surgery vs. Sales 101 (more…)
Hooking Your e-Learners – Who Else Wants Fanatical Learners? January 5, 2007Posted by Ben Craigo in Engaging e-Learners, Gaming and Simulation, Intructional Design, Trends.
What if there was a way to not only increase the engagement factor of your e-Learning courses, but also increased the completion rate by learners, increased amount of what was learned and motivated them to seek out to take even more courses?
There’s a model in the online gaming community that does just that… (more…)
In the pre-production phase of an e-Learning project there are a lot of ideas thrown around, design sessions and documents created. You’re on the same page as your client. You’re on the same page as your development team. Everyone is energized. Things are great.
Then you go away with a storyboard in hand and the development team starts developing. After a while, you have a version of the course that’s ready for review. You put it in front of the stakeholders and…they’re less than thrilled.
What happened? (more…)