Computers as Catalysts for Humanizing the Learning Experience

This TED Talks Video by Salman Khan is perhaps the most compelling case for technology-assisted learning, peer-to-peer learning and learning communities (and by extension, communities of practice) that I’ve ever seen. In fact, educational philanthropist Bill Gates liked Khan’s idea so much, he invested 1.5 million dollars into it. This 20 minute video is truly inspiring and… Continue reading Computers as Catalysts for Humanizing the Learning Experience

Apples and Oranges: How Tablets are Affecting E-Learning

For over 10 years,  I have been working with teams that develop interactive e-learning modules using Flash technology, and I am far from being the only one. Recently, our clients have increasingly been acquiring tablets, and the majority of them have opted for the iPad. Of course, the common question that pops up is: “Why… Continue reading Apples and Oranges: How Tablets are Affecting E-Learning

A Reflection on Eight Years of Moodling

I’ve been more engaged in corporate e-learning as of late and away from the academic side of e-Learning. But recently I have been exploring options for blended learning activities, more specifically a hybrid mix of instructor-led online programs. It got me going back to one of my previous areas of expertise: Moodle. I logged into… Continue reading A Reflection on Eight Years of Moodling

Online Learning and Development Strategy for Organizational Survival

One of the greatest challenges many of my clients share is convincing their organization’s decision makers and purse holders to invest in Learning and Development, and even more challenging—yes even now in 2011—is the argument for online learning and development. Bob Lee comes up with some pretty convincing arguments and ties them directly to the… Continue reading Online Learning and Development Strategy for Organizational Survival

Taking Into Account User Experience In Your E-learning Design

Two months ago, Tom Kuhlmann wrote a piece on the importance of thoroughly reviewing your e-learning courses before launching them. One of his key tips was to watch learners go through the course in order to understand how they experience it. Web and multimedia designers call this user experience design testing. ZURB, a team of… Continue reading Taking Into Account User Experience In Your E-learning Design

Strategies for Making Content Accessible for Learners

Yesterday, I blogged about making content accessible to learners so that they might access it when they are ready to learn. Now the question is: how do we make this content accessible? Ross Dawson has a few ideas. But they aren’t new ideas. He’s actually pulled them from his Living Networks book which he wrote… Continue reading Strategies for Making Content Accessible for Learners

From the Innovative Mind of Janey Clarey: Instructional Design by Example Blog

Janet Clarey is one of my favorite bloggers on the topic of training and developement. It is no surprise that she has kicked off this absolutely fabulous idea of blogging about real life instructional design examples. I wish her the best of luck possible and am thinking up an example to contribute in the very… Continue reading From the Innovative Mind of Janey Clarey: Instructional Design by Example Blog

The eLearning 2.0 Survival Guide – Assessing the Credibility of Web Sources

I delivered a presentation on The eLearning 2.0 Survival Guide e Assessing the Credibility of Web Sources at the Brandon Hall Innovations in Learning 2008 conference which was held in San Jose, September 2008. Presentation Summary It is no surprise that integrating Web 2.0 tools to learning is an innovative practice that is catching on… Continue reading The eLearning 2.0 Survival Guide – Assessing the Credibility of Web Sources

Visualizing the Transition from Learning 1.0 to Learning 2.0

On the wiki page devoted to VizThink’s Visual Learning Group, Brent Schlenker asked others represent the  transition from Learning 1.0 to Learning 2.0. I contacted Brent a few weeks ago, manifesting my interest to participate. I’ve got something brewing… Peter Stoyko has already come up with an information graphic. It focuses on how social media/Web… Continue reading Visualizing the Transition from Learning 1.0 to Learning 2.0

Putting the Learner in the Driver’s Seat

Ever notice that a long trip is seems shorter when you’re the one driving? When I’m a passenger and I don’t have anything to distract me, I feel like a trip can go on forever. But when I’m behind the wheel, my mind is constantly engaged, thinking, processing and deciding. I actually prefer driving a… Continue reading Putting the Learner in the Driver’s Seat