Posted by Ellen on September 29, 2010
As always, aLearning is eager to help save you time and energy by passing along some links you might find of interest and assistance…
Learning Solutions magazine features Jessica Athey’s article, “Check It Once, Check It Twice: Your Guide to Choosing the Right LMS.”
Instructional Design and eLearning Design:
Looking for more instructional design and elearning blogs to follow? Christy Tucker’s list at “Experiencing E-Learning” will keep you busy for awhile.
Struggling to move instructor-led training to elearning? Check out: “Don’t Convert! Redesign Instructor-Led Training for eLearning.”
Tony Karrer’s eLearning Technology blog has a great checklist in his post, “19 Tips for Effective Online Conferences: eLearning Technology.”
Formal and Informal Learning:
At Karl M. Kapp’s Kapp Notes blog see “Formal Learning All the Way, Baby…” and the comments for an excellent post and discussion about the value of formal “courses” and the role informal learning can play with it.
More Evidence That Learning Styles Are Bunk:
Cathy Moore on a new study concluding what many of us already knew: learning styles are bunk. Her post at “Making Change” summarizes the study (and another one worth reading about) in her post: “Learning Styles: Worth Your Time?”
Is it a speech, presentation, or something else?
A tussle revolving around the notion of speeches, orations, presentations, discussions, and what audiences want and expect waged briefly between David Murray at Vital Speeches of the Day (see the post and comments here) and Olivia Mitchell at Speaking About Presenting, whose original post about what she calls the “third era in presenting” started the ball rolling.
Every now and then members would call me up and ask if I could refer them to an online course on a certain topic that we as an organization didn’t offer but they needed. If you get similar requests for leads and have almost no time for hunting such courses down, take a look at the OnlineCourses Web site. Though the focus is primarily on academic degree programs, start with their “personal development” page for some ideas on topics that might be relevant to your organization. [Update: 5/31/13. Links removed at the request of the Online Courses administrator.]
Types of Online Educational Simulations
Looking for an easy to read and follow summary of the various types of educational simulations? Karl Kapp’s Kapp Notes post, “Different Types of Educational Simulations,” is just what you need.
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Posted by Ellen on September 27, 2010
Some of the results are coming in on the aLearning Association Vendor Survey… here’s a sneak peek at some of what’s being shared by the association learning vendors who have responded so far:
Most respondents — at this point — are small organizations of ten or fewer employees (77%) primarily serving professional associations, societies and/or institutes (70%).
Very few (just 10%) expect their customers’ budgets to decrease next year, which is good news for all of us.
Some of the challenges associations and other non-profits pose for our sometimes under-appreciated vendors?
- Organizations are reluctant to stick their necks out in order to move forward
- The lack of hands-on experience with recent technology makes it difficult for association clients to understand the options that are available
- A misunderstanding about what various vendors offer and where their expertise lies
aLearning will share more results from this brief — but eye-opening — survey after it closes.
If you’re an association learning provider (consultant, or representative from an LMS, LCMS, Web Conferencing, Custom Content, Custom Development, or other company) and you haven’t yet added your voice to this important dialogue, please submit your survey response TODAY! It will only take a few minutes to answer the survey’s ten questions.
The survey will close at the end of THIS WEEK and can be found here. Don’t delay and miss having your opinion included!
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Posted by Ellen on September 16, 2010
If you provide education products or services to associations and/or non-profits, please take a few minutes to participate in this brief aLearning survey. This short survey asks your opinions on the biggest challenges and greatest opportunities in this unique market sector.
All responses will remain anonymous; aggregated results will be posted in an upcoming aLearning Blog post. Your candid responses are welcome and will serve to open discussion with association and non-profit learning leaders.
Survey will remain open through the end of the month. Share your insights TODAY — click here to take the survey!
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