Innovation, Future Trends, and Resources in Learning and Development

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 Here are the resources as part of a recent presentation I gave for the learning and development professionals from TruGreen.

  1. Present and future innovative practice

    1. Informal learning
      1. attempts to capture workplace learning
      2. straining the LMS and SCORM. xAPI
      3. Jay Cross article: The Rise of Informal Learning
    2. Cloud-based LMSs
      1. Blackboard Learn example: One LMS, Two versions (Ultra and Original), Three hosting options (self hosted, managed hosting, cloud hosting).  Updates and fixes instantly available across locations.
        1. Some organizations require server control on site.
      2. Instructure and D2L leapfrog market leader by designing for cloud hosting
      3. The Evolution of the LMS.  $10 from ATD
      4. LMS and LCMS   general overviews and comparisons
        1. LMS list      salt.org LMS list
        2. LMS Articles      WordPress as LMS
        3. LCMS list        http://www.salt.org/salt.asp?ss=l&pn=resourcelc
        4. LCMS articles
          1. http://elearningtech.blogspot.com/2011/01/learning-content-management-systems.html
          2. http://www.herridgegroup.com/pdfs/LCMS_chptr_Aug29%202005_%20Final%20Sept%206%2005.pdf
        5. LCMS vs. LMS articles
          1. https://www.mindflash.com/learning-management-systems/lcms-and-lms/
          2. LMS and LCMS: What’s the Difference?
          3. Finding the Best LMS starts with an LCMS vs LMS Comparison
    3. Virtual and augmented reality
      1. Benefits And Drawbacks Of Using Virtual Reality In Learning And Development
      2. Virtual Reality Meets Learning & Development white paper from Learning Light. Dec, 2016
      3. Using Virtual Reality In Education
      4. When Virtual Reality Meets Education, article in TechCrunch. Jan, 2016.
    4. Games and simulations
      1. expensive, time intensive. questionable for short shelf life. challenging to develop and maintain. 
      2. Game elements (gamification) in learning. 
        1. Design and Development of Games for Learning. Free edX course.
        2. Using Gaming in Learning and Development. White paper from UNC business school.
        3. Strategic Ways to Develop Game-Based Learning for High ROI. ADT white paper ($10).
        4. Simulations And Games: Making Learning Fun. broad explanatory article, with categories and tools. from elearningindustry.com
        5. gamesandlearning.org/   nonprofit journalism project (news)
    5. Intelligent agents, intelligent systems
      1. Autotutor, and more demos.
      2. Watch an avatar learn from another, and make mistakes, reveal misconceptions. Teach an avatar.
      3. 7 Things You Should Know About Intelligent Tutoring Systems. Educause article, 2013.
      4. Intelligent Tutoring Systems: What Happened?
    6. State of authoring tools
      1. cloud based tools, software as a service.  ZebraZapps, etc.
      2. Articulate
        1. Studio—PPT add-in, plus quizmaker
        2. Storyline 2, 3 — perpetual license
        3. Storyline 360 — annual subscription. character library, suite of apps for screencasting, Studio, SME review, iPad app for quick demonstrations
      3. Lectora
      4. Adobe Captivate 2017.  Closer to true responsive design—relocating or changing interface (not just screen) based on device.
    7. Credentialing and Microcredentialing
      1. build you own degree
        1. separation of content, assessment, and credentialing.
          1. Ex: CPLP.  PMP. Six Sigma, Scrum, Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert, etc.
      2. badges (boy scouts, girl scouts)
        1. openbadges.org/
        2. Digital Badges site from Hastac.org
        3. 7 Things You Should Know About Badges. Educause PDF article.
      3. MOOCs and derivatives
        1. Paid or freemium model. EdX and Coursera pivot toward industry. 
          1. MOOC development platforms
  2. Resources for Professional Development

    1. ID resources
      1. Wikipedia entry on ID
      2. What everyone ought to know about instructional design, from the Articulate-sponsored Rapid E-Learning Blog
      3. Don Clark’s summary of the practice of ID, including summaries of ID models
      4. Instructionaldesign.org by Richard Culatta
      5. On the “Experiencing E-learning” site, Christy Tucker has written a series of articles about ID, and preparing and working as an instructional designer.
      6. The elearning coach explains the career of instructional design. It includes what instructional design is and what instructional designers do.
      7. More ID career outlook information from Melissa Venable, independent instructional designer
    2. Learning theory
      1. learning-theories.com
      2. instructionaldesign.org/theories
      3. Learning theories and instructional models from the Instructional Design Knowledge Base
    3. My website list of lists
      1. Books 
      2. Journals
      3. Professional organizations
      4. Conferences
        1. elearning guild, Learning Solutions
        2. ATD
        3. Elliot Masie Learning 2017
        4. Adobe, Articulate, LMS vendors
      5. Jobs
      6. Over 120 past job descriptions on IDT site
    4. Podcasts, video series
      1. Dear Instructional Designer
      2. Elearning Coach
      3. The Elearning Guys
    5. RSS feeds on L&D and elearning (go to Reeder)
      1. elearninglearning.com/
      2. The Rapid Elearning Blog
    6. Memphis chapter of Association for Talent Development
    7. Elearn Memphis (on hiatus)
    8. Memphis Articulate User Group
  3. Resources for Course Development, and Handy Tools

    1. Elearning Heroes
    2. Elearning Brothers
    3. MailChimp, survey monkey, Qualtrics
    4. Low-budget audio and video production
      1. B&H Photo/Video Superstore
      2. Audio production — Audacity
      3. One Button Studio from Penn State.
      4. home studio.   tiny audio booth.
    5. Lynda.com — purchased by LinkedIn, purchased by Microsoft.
    6. LinkedIn groups, elearningindustry.com
    7. Twitter, Tweetbot, Nuzzel, Paper.li, Evernote
    8. Google Docs for documenting procedures and work logs
    9. Automation of tasks with TextExpander and Keyboard Maestro

 Here are the resources as part of a recent presentation I gave for the learning and development professionals from TruGreen.

  1. Present and future innovative practice

    1. Informal learning
      1. attempts to capture workplace learning
      2. straining the LMS and SCORM. xAPI
      3. Jay Cross article: The Rise of Informal Learning
    2. Cloud-based LMSs
      1. Blackboard Learn example: One LMS, Two versions (Ultra and Original), Three hosting options (self hosted, managed hosting, cloud hosting).  Updates and fixes instantly available across locations.
        1. Some organizations require server control on site.
      2. Instructure and D2L leapfrog market leader by designing for cloud hosting
      3. The Evolution of the LMS.  $10 from ATD
      4. LMS and LCMS   general overviews and comparisons
        1. LMS list      salt.org LMS list
        2. LMS Articles      WordPress as LMS
        3. LCMS list        http://www.salt.org/salt.asp?ss=l&pn=resourcelc
        4. LCMS articles
          1. http://elearningtech.blogspot.com/2011/01/learning-content-management-systems.html
          2. http://www.herridgegroup.com/pdfs/LCMS_chptr_Aug29%202005_%20Final%20Sept%206%2005.pdf
        5. LCMS vs. LMS articles
          1. https://www.mindflash.com/learning-management-systems/lcms-and-lms/
          2. LMS and LCMS: What’s the Difference?
          3. Finding the Best LMS starts with an LCMS vs LMS Comparison
    3. Virtual and augmented reality
      1. Benefits And Drawbacks Of Using Virtual Reality In Learning And Development
      2. Virtual Reality Meets Learning & Development white paper from Learning Light. Dec, 2016
      3. Using Virtual Reality In Education
      4. When Virtual Reality Meets Education, article in TechCrunch. Jan, 2016.
    4. Games and simulations
      1. expensive, time intensive. questionable for short shelf life. challenging to develop and maintain. 
      2. Game elements (gamification) in learning. 
        1. Design and Development of Games for Learning. Free edX course.
        2. Using Gaming in Learning and Development. White paper from UNC business school.
        3. Strategic Ways to Develop Game-Based Learning for High ROI. ADT white paper ($10).
        4. Simulations And Games: Making Learning Fun. broad explanatory article, with categories and tools. from elearningindustry.com
        5. gamesandlearning.org/   nonprofit journalism project (news)
    5. Intelligent agents, intelligent systems
      1. Autotutor, and more demos.
      2. Watch an avatar learn from another, and make mistakes, reveal misconceptions. Teach an avatar.
      3. 7 Things You Should Know About Intelligent Tutoring Systems. Educause article, 2013.
      4. Intelligent Tutoring Systems: What Happened?
    6. State of authoring tools
      1. cloud based tools, software as a service.  ZebraZapps, etc.
      2. Articulate
        1. Studio—PPT add-in, plus quizmaker
        2. Storyline 2, 3 — perpetual license
        3. Storyline 360 — annual subscription. character library, suite of apps for screencasting, Studio, SME review, iPad app for quick demonstrations
      3. Lectora
      4. Adobe Captivate 2017.  Closer to true responsive design—relocating or changing interface (not just screen) based on device.
    7. Credentialing and Microcredentialing
      1. build you own degree
        1. separation of content, assessment, and credentialing.
          1. Ex: CPLP.  PMP. Six Sigma, Scrum, Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert, etc.
      2. badges (boy scouts, girl scouts)
        1. openbadges.org/
        2. Digital Badges site from Hastac.org
        3. 7 Things You Should Know About Badges. Educause PDF article.
      3. MOOCs and derivatives
        1. Paid or freemium model. EdX and Coursera pivot toward industry. 
          1. MOOC development platforms
  2. Resources for Professional Development

    1. ID resources
      1. Wikipedia entry on ID
      2. What everyone ought to know about instructional design, from the Articulate-sponsored Rapid E-Learning Blog
      3. Don Clark’s summary of the practice of ID, including summaries of ID models
      4. Instructionaldesign.org by Richard Culatta
      5. On the “Experiencing E-learning” site, Christy Tucker has written a series of articles about ID, and preparing and working as an instructional designer.
      6. The elearning coach explains the career of instructional design. It includes what instructional design is and what instructional designers do.
      7. More ID career outlook information from Melissa Venable, independent instructional designer
    2. Learning theory
      1. learning-theories.com
      2. instructionaldesign.org/theories
      3. Learning theories and instructional models from the Instructional Design Knowledge Base
    3. My website list of lists
      1. Books 
      2. Journals
      3. Professional organizations
      4. Conferences
        1. elearning guild, Learning Solutions
        2. ATD
        3. Elliot Masie Learning 2017
        4. Adobe, Articulate, LMS vendors
      5. Jobs
      6. Over 120 past job descriptions on IDT site
    4. Podcasts, video series
      1. Dear Instructional Designer
      2. Elearning Coach
      3. The Elearning Guys
    5. RSS feeds on L&D and elearning (go to Reeder)
      1. elearninglearning.com/
      2. The Rapid Elearning Blog
    6. Memphis chapter of Association for Talent Development
    7. Elearn Memphis (on hiatus)
    8. Memphis Articulate User Group
  3. Resources for Course Development, and Handy Tools

    1. Elearning Heroes
    2. Elearning Brothers
    3. MailChimp, survey monkey, Qualtrics
    4. Low-budget audio and video production
      1. B&H Photo/Video Superstore
      2. Audio production — Audacity
      3. One Button Studio from Penn State.
      4. home studio.   tiny audio booth.
    5. Lynda.com — purchased by LinkedIn, purchased by Microsoft.
    6. LinkedIn groups, elearningindustry.com
    7. Twitter, Tweetbot, Nuzzel, Paper.li, Evernote
    8. Google Docs for documenting procedures and work logs
    9. Automation of tasks with TextExpander and Keyboard Maestro

ITFORUM Jobs of Interest for the Week of November 14, 2016

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The ITFORUM site (Scott Warren) does a nice job of collecting job announcements in instructional design and instructional technology. These are mostly in higher education, and some in business/industry.

Jobs of Interest. The following were culled from the last couple of weeks.

Source: ITFORUM Jobs of Interest for the Week of November 14, 2016 | ITFORUM Jobs

University of Memphis New Faculty Orientation — online teaching tips

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I was pleased to be part of a panel on effective teaching this morning for our new faculty at the University of Memphis. Here are the notes from what I shared this morning. There is so much to learn about effective online teaching, and this is just a brief list of some practical tips for instructors who are “thrown into the fire” and begin teaching just a few days from now.

  1. When designing a course, ensure alignment between objectives, instruction, and assessment.
    1. Write your assessment first.
    2. Then write measurable behavioral objectives.
    3. Then select the instructional strategies and activities.
  2. Get to know eCourseware
    1. Take courses, seek consultation with CITL, find colleague examples.
    2. Use eCourseware help docs and tutorials
    3. Learn these tools now: rubrics, dropbox, discussions, quizzes, and gradebook.
    4. Go “all or none” on the eCourseware internal email tool. I suggest “none”.
  3. Create a modular course syllabus, so you can modify individual parts over time.
    1. Create separate sections for major assignments, grading, contact info, about me, expectations, etc.
  4. Share a clear rubric for each assignment in advance.
  5. Send a clear introductory email before the course begins.
  6. Introduce yourself via video. Consider a phone call with each student. I give my mobile number to students. 
  7. Set expectations for how to contact you, level of access to you, and professional communication standards.
  8. Use and refer students to the UM help desk for technical support. (901) 678-8888.
  9. Have a frequently asked questions (FAQ) for your course.
  10. “Reply to all”, when appropriate, when a student emails you a question, so all can benefit.
  11. Consider connecting with students via LinkedIn.
  12. Give structure to online discussions.
    1. model what being a good participant looks like
    2. Provide an informal talk area.
    3. Include a “I have a question” forum. 
    4. Consider synchronous office hours that can be recorded (Google hangout, etc).
    5. Consider small groups for discussion. eCourseware handles this.
  13. Award “bonus points” for students finding dead links or errors in your course.
  14. Encourage students to write and show assignments publicly on the open web. 
    1. blogs.memphis.edu  is the University of Memphis wordpress installation.
  15. Require something in the first couple of days. quiz, email, etc.
  16. Keep your own log of each course–a journal about how it went, and what you should and did change or improve.
  17. Evaluate your course based on established rubrics or checklists.
    1. Course checklist from UM3D (ask Fair or Leonia).
    2. Quality Matters
    3. Online Consortium Scorecard
  18. Take an online course yourself.

IDT Consulting and Project Management Course Resources — IDT 7078

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I really enjoyed teaching a new course this past summer, called IDT 7078 Seminar in IDT — Consulting and Project Management. The students produced some really interesting and useful projects, and you can see them all here. Essentially these are compiled resources around a topic area.

IDT 7078 Broad Areas and Topics – Google Docs

I conducted a series of interviews with experts in project management and instructional design consulting, and they are available here. Joe Thomas, Kevin Thorn, Jennifer Maddrell, Laura Wolf — all provided their perspectives on project management strategies, and working as a consultant.

IDT 7078 Consulting and Project Management – YouTube

 

Daniel Taylor Dissertation Final Defense June 20th, 1PM

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June 20th, 1PM in Ball 320. All guests welcome. I’ll see about video recording it. Daniel has a very good project.

Source: Daniel Taylor Dissertation Final Defense | Dissertations in the College of Education

The College of Education announces the final dissertation defense of

Daniel Taylor

for the degree of Doctor of Education

June 20, 2016 at 1:00 pm in 320 Ball Hall

Major Advisor: Trey Martindale, EdD

UNDERSTANDING THE CRANIAL NERVES: EVALUATION OF A SELF-PACED ONLINE MODULE IN OPTOMETRIC EDUCATION

ABSTRACT:
Among the faculty of Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tennessee, it is perceived that optometry students often enter their clinical assignments with poor clinical judgment. To address this, Understanding the Cranial Nerves—an online-self paced instructional intervention of approximately two hours duration—was developed. In it, the content is presented in a clinical context, in order to foster development of clinical thinking and factual recall. The purpose of this study is to determine the effect of this intervention upon first-year optometry students’ clinical thinking and content knowledge.