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

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