Bill Taylor’s post on the Harvard Business Review’s Blog Network really got me thinking this week. The question he poses is whether you are learning as fast as the world changes, and Taylor leaves readers with three takeaways, centered around the idea of diversity in learning: The best leaders (and learners) have the widest field of vision. Avoid stale sources of information, and take a cue from Steve Jobs: diverseREAD MORE about Diversity & Learning – What’s Missing from Your Internet?
The Learning Dispatch
Debby Kalk is an instructional designer and elearning project developer with over 20 years of experience producing interactive, video, and classroom-based learning programs. She has developed training and customer education programs for companies such as USAA Insurance, Dell Computer, and Verizon Wireless. She has also worked with publishers such as Prentice Hall, McGraw-Hill, and Addison Wesley to develop online educational products. At, Microassist, Debby has developed training for a statewideREAD MORE about Interview with Instructional Designer Debby Kalk
On July 28th, Chuck Origer from Microassist and Scott Rehling from Lava Studios discussed the advantages and disadvantages of adding video to Elearning as well as some of the details and demos of what makes the video good, better, or best. All the rage for video at a consumer level has spilled over into today’s 21st century Elearning. Video can be an effective modality and additive to online training whenREAD MORE about Adding Video to Engage Today’s YouTube Generation
Adobe’s Captivate 4 software easy text-to-speech feature makes it possible to add spoken captions for ADA compliance to Elearning course content. Members of Austin ASTD Instructional Design SIG are shown how this can be done by guest speaker Hiram Kuykendall, Microassist CTO. How lifelike are the voices? Can you save time and money over recording human voice talent? Hiram demonstrates the software and summarizes the pros & cons of hisREAD MORE about ASTD Presentation – Is Captivate Speaking to Me?
This paper describes how Moodle was introduced as the new Learning Management System (LMS) to the University of the South Pacific with the aim of improving teaching and learning. This whitepaper examines the development process from test and selection of the platform through to project planning, gathering of political support within the institution, technical factors, the design and roll out of training, the impact and consequences, the growth and future prospectsREAD MORE about Learning Management System Selection Process at the University of the South Pacific
Albert Mehrabian, Professor Emeritus of Psychology, UCLA, is best known for his publications on the importance of verbal and nonverbal messages. In his studies Mehrabian comes to the conclusion that there are three elements to face-to-face communication: Words (7%) Tone of Voice (38%) Body Language (55%) The relative importance of verbal and nonverbal messages were derived from experiments dealing with communications of feelings and attiudes. How does this effect E-learning?READ MORE about Non-Verbal Communication: 7%-38%-55% Rule