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Is eLearning Dead? Is Instructional Design Dying with It?

Death of Self-Pace eLearning In a report published in August 2016 by Sam Adkins of Ambient Insight a declaration is made that self-paced eLearning is in a death spiral: The worldwide five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) for self-paced eLearning is distinctly negative at -6.4%; global revenues for self-paced courseware are dropping fast. In 2016, […]

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A Conversation with Louise Pasterfield, Managing Director/CEO of Sponge UK

When I was at Learning2015, I met some wonderful people and one of the people I had the privilege of spending some time with was Louise Pasterfield of the UK company Sponge, UK. Louise showed me some wonderful elearning solutions they’ve developed, shared with me her secrets for hiring good talent and provide great insights […]

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Resources: ATD Washington DC Workshop

Here are some slides and resources that were discussed during the workshop. Here is sample story to use as a reference. Solving the Case of the Disengaged Learner from Karl Kapp Here are the directions for writing within PowerPoint Take Notes Right on a PowerPoint Slide from Karl Kapp Here are directions for PollEverywhere. Using […]

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Entrepreneur Camp for Instructional Designers: Teaching Disruption

Within the last few weeks, my colleague Mark Burke conducted an exciting and fun two day camp for our Instructional Technology students focused on helping instructional designers become entrepreneurs. It was called Entrepreneurial Workshop for Instructional Designers. I was fortunate enough to observe the workshop. The camp was wonderful, the students applied “thinking skills” to […]

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Six Ways to Foster Innovation in the Learning Field

The other day we considered elements in the learning and development field that stifle innovation in the post Six Ways Innovation is Stifled in the Learning Field. Today let’s consider six ways that we can foster innovation in the learning field. Juxtaposition When two seemingly different things are placed together, innovation can occur. Things that […]

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Insightful, Thought Provoking Videos about Transmedia Storytelling

Here are some videos about transmedia storytelling. A few of the videos tend to be more focused on marketing of products using transmedia but could transmedia be used for learning and instruction? There is one video of an experience of students in Florida that does link it to education and one about using it for […]

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Gamification of Learning and Instruction Blog Book Tour Week One Recap

Week One Recap  The first week of the blog book tour has ended and it has been a fantastic week with informative blog posts, information  and opinions about gamification and even a bit of controversy.  The week opened with a posting of the tour stops on the Learning Circuit’s Blog and the Kapp Notes blog […]

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What Happened to the Promise of One-to-One Online Learning?

One early claim of the advantage of computer-based instruction was that the computer could adapt to the individual learner and provide her or him with instruction customized to their individual needs. This does not seem to be happening in the world of e-learning. This adaptation to individuals is a missing ingredient in training and education. […]

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In Defense of the Term “Gamification” as used by Learning Professionals

Recently, on one of my blog postings Design e-Learning Like a Game Developer: Provide Incentives for Good Work, I received a response related to the fact that “gamification” is the easy-way-out and that we need to be careful about extrinsic motivation, that I was not correct in my posting about the use of extrinsic motivation. […]

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