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

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

 

Webcast about Presenting

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Today I talked with the IDT GSA about conferences and organizations in our field, and about preparing for and giving professional presentations. Here is the recording of that webcast.

Here are some resources and links that I mentioned.

  1. My list of lists of professional organizations in IDT
  2. My list of lists of professional conferences in IDT
  3. I just added my Google calendar of IDT events to the conferences page. There you can see upcoming events and calls for proposals, and deadlines.
  4. Here is a notef about IDT students presenting at AECT Louisville in 2012, and here are the presentation titles and descriptions.
  5. Other organizations I mentioned for IDT students were: Educause, SITE, AERA, and ISTE. You can find links and descriptions here.

Here is the past year’s call for proposals from AECT. And here is the AECT guide I mentioned about creating better proposals.

About conference participation

How to be a good conference participant. Another similar article here.

Webcast

Jennifer Maddrell mentioned her interview with me about the IDT program. She mentioned that it had been accessed by 1600 visitors so far, so that was good to hear.

Jennifer’s site: http://designersforlearning.org and here is her contact form.

Google Tools for Teaching and Learning

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Google Sites Resources


Simple Overview of Google Sites


Google Sites: Wikipedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google_Sites


A google site on About Google Sites

https://sites.google.com/site/teachmeaboutsites/


Training


Narrated training course

Interactive online tutorial which explains concepts within Google Sites

http://services.google.com/apps/resources/overviews/welcome/topicSites/index.html


Google Sites: Creating, editing and sharing a site
http://learn.googleapps.com/sites

Sample Sites for Teachers

Help and Support
Help/Support/How to for google sites: http://support.google.com/sites/?hl=en
Web Master tools: site verification ??

http://support.google.com/webmasters/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=100450

Google Help Center for sites

http://productforums.google.com/forum/#!forum/sites

Official Google Blog:  http://googleapps.blogspot.com/

Goopal:  http://www.goopal.org/

Mary Frans Getting Started with Google Sites:

https://sites.google.com/site/mflynchsites/

Integrating Google Tools for Teachers
https://sites.google.com/site/colettecassinelli/sites

Many Sample Web pages

Slideshare Presentations: Google Site for teachers

Blog Post: 5 Ways to Use Google Sites in Schools

http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2012/07/5-ways-to-use-google-sites-in-schools.html#.URUlDVqjeN4

How to

Adding a Countdown

https://sites.google.com/site/amslerclassroom/adding-a-countdown

Add Photos, Add Graphics To Google Sites

http://personalweb.about.com/od/googlepagecreator/ss/googleaddphotos.htm

Four videos on how to create a new Site, add various media to your Google Site, Change the Appearance of Your Site, and share your site

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F1B_q_EiVHI&list=PL9B1A16826A62DD66


Has 11 video all related to google sites

http://www.youtube.com/user/kirksvillewebdesign

Page-level Permissions and Digital Portfolios in Google Sites

http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2012/05/page-level-permissions-and-digital.html#.URUls1qjeN4


Extras
Google tools Pros and cons

https://sites.google.com/site/colettecassinelli/proscons


Google Teacher Academy

http://www.google.com/edu/teachers/google-teacher-academy.html

 

ASTD Memphis Presentation: ID Resources You Can Use Now

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Links and resources for my talk on April 9th, 2013 for the Memphis Chapter of ASTD.

What is Instructional Design?

  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

All-purpose Reference Sites

  1. IT Connections by Martin Ryder with the University of Colorado at Denver
  2. Instructionaldesign.org by Richard Culatta
  3. Encyclopedia of Educational Technology from San Diego State University
  4. The Instructional Design Knowledge Base, from George Mason University
  5. The EduTech Wiki, hosted by the University of Geneva

Theories and Models

  1. learning-theories.com
  2. ID Models via IT Connections at U. Colorado Denver
  3. Theory Into Practice (TIP) Database

Career Preparation and Practice

  1. On the "Experiencing E-learning" site, Christy Tucker has written a series of articles about ID, and preparing and working as an instructional designer.
  2. The elearning coach explains the career of instructional design. It includes what instructional design is and what instructional designers do.
  3. More career outlook information from Melissa Venable, independent instructional designer

Job Search

  1. My job search site at treymartindale.com
  2. Jobs in IDT from Melissa Venable, independent instructional designer

E-Learning General Sites

  1. The E-learning Coach (Connie Malamed)
  2. The Rapid E-Learning Blog, from Articulate, written by Tom Kulhman

Books

treymartindale.com/books

Journals

treymartindale.com/journals

Professional Organizations

treymartindale.com/organizations

Conferences

treymartindale.com/conferences

"Library" Sites for Searching for Articles and Books

The EditLib from AACE. (Association for Advancement of Computing in Education). Mostly focused on educational technology for teachers.

Learning More about IDT

  1. Journal "table of contents" services
  2. Blogs like Articulate blog
  3. RSS feeds — I’ll briefly review mine.
  4. twitter lrnchat. Weekly twitter chat for e-learning professionals. Use hashtag #lrnchat
  5. Seven Things You Should Know About… series from Educause. Written mostly for higher education information technology staff about particular tools. So not really IDT, but useful.

Ongoing News

From Upsidelearning.com, here is a list of 30 online resources that are mostly blogs for instructional designers and e-learning developers.

Handy Tools

  1. rss feeds. Reeder. Note google reader is going away July 1. customized newspapers like paper.li and scoop.it
  2. Blogs — Blogger, WordPress.org, WordPress.com
  3. Wikis — MediaWiki, Wikispaces, PBworks
  4. Google Drive, Google Sites
  5. Weebly
  6. SkyDrive, Dropbox
  7. Evernote, Simplenote
  8. Audio production — Audacity
  9. Image editing — Gimp
  10. Course and Content Management Systems — Moodle, WordPress, Drupal, Joomla

Edudemic lists the 100 Web 2.0 tools that every teacher of 21st century should know to enhance classroom instruction. This list was prepared for K-12 teachers, but there’s something for everyone. Most of these are free.

LMS Evaluation Checklist | ACT @ The University of Toronto

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From the University of Toronto:

In early 2013, we set out to find some LMS evaluation tools and checklists we could use to assess Open Course / MOOC platforms. We found several good ones (thank you to those who posted them publicly). We combined them into this single checklist of about 250 items, and we now given it back to the community for others who might find it helpful. Weve put a CC-Share freely license on it, but you dont really have to attribute it (but let us know if you find any obvious omissions or errors). Thanks, ati (at) utoronto.ca).

LMS Evaluation Checklist | ACT @ The University of Toronto.

Intro to Google Sites

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Google Sites Resources


Simple Overview of Google Sites


Google Sites: Wikipedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google_Sites


A google site on About Google Sites

https://sites.google.com/site/teachmeaboutsites/


Training


Narrated training course

Interactive online tutorial which explains concepts within Google Sites

http://services.google.com/apps/resources/overviews/welcome/topicSites/index.html


Google Sites: Creating, editing and sharing a site
http://learn.googleapps.com/sites

Sample Sites for Teachers

Help and Support
Help/Support/How to for google sites: http://support.google.com/sites/?hl=en
Web Master tools: site verification ??

http://support.google.com/webmasters/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=100450

Google Help Center for sites

http://productforums.google.com/forum/#!forum/sites

Official Google Blog: http://googleapps.blogspot.com/

Goopal: http://www.goopal.org/

Mary Frans Getting Started with Google Sites:

https://sites.google.com/site/mflynchsites/

Integrating Google Tools for Teachers
https://sites.google.com/site/colettecassinelli/sites

Many Sample Web pages

Slideshare Presentations: Google Site for teachers

Blog Post: 5 Ways to Use Google Sites in Schools

http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2012/07/5-ways-to-use-google-sites-in-schools.html#.URUlDVqjeN4

How to

Adding a Countdown

https://sites.google.com/site/amslerclassroom/adding-a-countdown

Add Photos, Add Graphics To Google Sites

http://personalweb.about.com/od/googlepagecreator/ss/googleaddphotos.htm

Four videos on how to create a new Site, add various media to your Google Site, Change the Appearance of Your Site, and share your site

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F1B_q_EiVHI&list=PL9B1A16826A62DD66


Has 11 video all related to google sites

http://www.youtube.com/user/kirksvillewebdesign

Page-level Permissions and Digital Portfolios in Google Sites

http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2012/05/page-level-permissions-and-digital.html#.URUls1qjeN4


Extras
Google tools Pros and cons

https://sites.google.com/site/colettecassinelli/proscons


Google Teacher Academy

http://www.google.com/edu/teachers/google-teacher-academy.html