You don’t have much time. Every day you field more calls and e-mails than you can count. Your To-Do list trails off the bottom of the page. Every now and then you actually get to check something off that list and it feels like a huge victory.
I know because I’ve been in your shoes, sat behind your desk, stared at your computer screen.
One of the goals of the aLearning blog is to keep an eye on the hundreds of blogs and resources and trends and ideas and developments in elearning, then summarize them here so you get what you need quickly and efficiently.
So here’s your injection of professional development, your aLearning Quick Fix… a summary of some helpful posts from out there in the blogosphere.
Using Articulate? Launching via a Moodle LMS? Need to pass scores, track attendance or pass other information between them? Joe Deegan at eLearning Blender offers some advice for doing just that here: http://joedeegan.blogspot.com/2010/06/articulate-moodle-and-scorm.html
Following the cloud? Amit Gautam summarizes his take on the release of SCORM Cloud that took place June 7. Check out the conversation and links to the SCORM Cloud site to see if it might fit a (non-)LMS need you might have: http://www.upsidelearning.com/blog/index.php/2010/06/04/scorm-cloud-will-it-really-change-the-game/
Karen Hyer, Online Session Producer and coach with the eLearning Guild, offers up suggestions for producing your own Webinars in this eLearning Coach interview: http://theelearningcoach.com/elearning_design/webinar-best-practices/
eLearning Audit Help
Lars Hyland describes what he calls IMPACT — six categories for reviewing elearning effectiveness, from Interaction to Timing. See the full description at his Lars is Learning blog: http://larsislearning.blogspot.com/2010/06/designing-e-learning-for-impact.html
Social Learning Ideas
Eric Davidove at Daretoshare has some thoughts on “Creating Safer Peer-to-Peer Learning Experiences at http://daretoshare.wordpress.com/2010/06/17/creating-safer-peer-to-peer-learning-experiences/
Jeff Hurt gives you “A Blueprint for Socially Augmented Events: The Seven Stages Recap” at Midcourse Corrections: http://jeffhurtblog.com/2010/06/17/blueprint-for-socially-augmented-events-seven-stages-recap/
eLearning Design Help
Cathy Moore links to a Webinar recording on using action mapping to design what she calls “lively elearning” here: http://blog.cathy-moore.com/2010/06/how-to-design-action-packed-elearning/
Opinions on Video Streaming of Conference Sessions
First, see Clive Shepherd’s perspective at http://clive-shepherd.blogspot.com/2010/05/video-streaming-brings-events-to-much.html
Then read Mark Berthelemy’s response at his Learning Conversations blog: http://www.learningconversations.co.uk/main/index.php/2010/06/16/conferences-presentations-streaming-video-and-conversation?blog=5
Opinions on Whether the LMS is Dead or Just Needs Some Fresh Air
Several elearning experts have been circling around the topic of traditional learning management systems and their need to grow into the current social learning environment… David Mallon at Bersin & Associates has a good summary of the debate (with links, if you have time, to original posts): https://www.bersin.com/blog/post/2010/05/Friday-ReFlects-2—LMS-Edition.aspx
That should make the most of your spare minutes!!
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