Daily Bookmarks 11/14/2008

  • Michele Martin debriefs the experience of teaching the Work Literacy online course via Ning. Several things they did were very successful. Ning was a good platform, even though it’s intended as a social networking tool rather than a CMS. Explicitly saying that different levels of participation were acceptable meant that lurkers felt comfortable dipping in and out as legitimate perispheral participants. Was the course a success? It sounds like they all learned from the experience; to me, that means it’s a success even if some aspects didn’t work as they hoped.

    tags: e-learning, ning, socialnetworking, community, learnercontrol

  • Nice tip on creating image buttons in Captivate that can be read by screen readers

    tags: e-learning, captivate, accessibility

  • Wendy Wickham’s liveblogged notes from Clark Quinn’s presentation on Deeper Instructional Design. Lots of ideas in this post–create models that actually help people understand the content and recognize patterns, pay attention to motivation and emotion, give learners the least they need to get them to do what’s needed, create learner-centered objectives instead of designer-centered objectives, use stories and active practice.

    tags: instructionaldesign, learning, writing, sme, e-learning

    • We can’t “create” learning
      – We can design environments conducive to learning.
      – We design learning experiences.
    • Don’t design CONTENT, design EXPERIENCES
      – Design the “Flow”.
      – Start bringing in emotions and the actions they take
  • Building on ideas from Stephen Downes on different models for sustainable open source work, this provides specific examples of how open source could benefit a complex industry like telecommunications and benefit that corporate environment.

    tags: cck08, opensource, corporate, training, e-learning, wiki

    • Now how do you make this open source and still pay the bills. One way would be to make the training content truly open like MIT. To recover costs, the manufacture or the training provider could charge for certification exam, access to mentors, discussion groups, and access the training equipment. So if certification credentials are import to the customer, then this model works.
    • For example, I have already explained how the customer can build dynamic content around their features, but a customer could also using Wiki-like features, go in and upload their system schematics, photos, maps, or IP addresses and then have the content repository publish a unique document for the requestor. The automotive industry is already moving in this direction creating unique user manuals for each customer based on the features selected at the time of purchase.

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2 thoughts on “Daily Bookmarks 11/14/2008

  1. I can tell from your notes that I would have really enjoyed Clark’s presentation. I’m glad you took notes though; you captured a lot of ideas. I know how intense it can be to be focused enough to take publicly shared notes for so many presentations over the course of a few days, and I appreciate the work you’ve done.

    I will be looking forward to the resources and to seeing where Clark and Will take this next.

  2. Hey Christy – Clark’s name should be at the top of the post. His presentation was absolutely brilliant.

    One of my homework assignments from the conference is to gather some of the resources he pointed out during his talk and drag them out there.

    Him and Will Thalheimer are starting to move closer to a “free the content” model. Check out Thalheimer’s site, in particular, in a couple of weeks….. :’ )

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