Are We Teaching the Machine? February 12, 2007Posted by Ben Craigo in Informal Learning, Trends.
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This video (about 4 minutes worth) shows how far we’ve come in using and leveraging the web. Particularly from earlier brute force methods of publishing information to where we are now educating the matrix to communicate better with us.
e-Learning For What’s Below the Waterline January 17, 2007Posted by Ben Craigo in Blended Learning, Informal Learning, Trends.
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Kineo put out a report last year stating that 80% of learning that happens on the job is informal. e-Learning guru Jay Cross has sited this number often through papers he’s crafted as well as through dialogues he’s had with others. Keep on researching this and you’ll find that, while some numbers might vary, the vast majority of people learn most of what they what they need to know on the job outside of a classroom, e-Learning course or other formalized trainings.
Formal learning is really just the tip of the iceburg.
This figure does not diminish the need for formal training. Quite the contrary – formal training should be the launching point for informal learning. Elliott Masie said it best at his Learning 2006 conference, and I’m paraphrasing here, when he said ”The big question is ‘What’s the least amount of training that I need to provide in order to motivate the learner to seak out the rest of the learning on their own.’” (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…)
Customized for You December 18, 2006Posted by Ben Craigo in Intructional Design, Trends.
I watched David Letterman a couple weeks ago when Beck (a musician) was on promoting his new CD – The Information. In the opening monologue David commented on how the CD cover is basically blank. Inside there are several small sheets of stickers that allow the buyer to create their own custom cover. His final comment on it was along the lines of “You know, for the price you have to pay for this thing I would expect the cover art to already be done.” It was a funny line (you had to be there). (more…)
e-Learning and Informal Learning December 8, 2006Posted by Ben Craigo in Blended Learning, Trends.
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At his recent conference, Elliot Masie said it best once when he posed the question (and I’m paraphrasing a bit) “What is the least amount that needs to be taught in order for the learner to continue learning on their own?” But this is only one of three questions that should be asked. (more…)
Is Blogging for Everyone? December 1, 2006Posted by Noelle Archambeau in Trends.
Before I make a confession to you, I have to begin with some background information. I love technology! I have a wireless network in my home, and I’ve ditched a traditional phone line for VoIP. I also have a BlackBerry and practically hyperventilate if I accidentally leave home without it. (more…)
Magic 8 Ball for e-Learning November 30, 2006Posted by Ben Craigo in Intructional Design, Trends.
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One of the biggest challenges with all training is making it engaging and impactful for the learner. For e-Learning this is even more challenging because there is no facilitator there with the learner to gauge how they’re reacting so that the presentation can be modified on the fly. This gets even more complicated as you account for differing demographics and psychographics in the work place – they all learn a bit differently. (more…)
11/16/06 Meeting – e-Learning Trends November 27, 2006Posted by Ben Craigo in e-SIG Presentations, Trends.
I’m always looking at what’s going on around me to see if I can pick out patterns and see if trends are forming and how strong they are. If they shape the work I do then they’re pretty strong. Since my own microcosm of reality only lets me see what’s right in front of me I also look to other leaders in the e-Learning industry for a more holistic view of trends that are affecting this industry. To that end there is no better forum than Elliott Masie’s Learning 200x forum (this year it was Learning 2006 of course). (more…)