January 30, 2013

LearnDash Bringing Tin-Can API To WordPress

By now you have undoubtedly heard about Tin-Can API, the new protocol set to replace SCORM. There are many benefits for Tin-Can, the biggest being its ability to record learning outside the restrictions of a browser window. This “light weight” factor of Tin-Can makes it very versatile, so it was only a matter of time until we started seeing it incorporated in many different ways.

by Christopher Pappas
January 27, 2013

Differentiating Leadership Development - Design Recommendations for Leadership Development

Executive leadership development shares similarities with other learning programs. For example, it must direct itself to the specific needs of its audience, and learner reflection is important to increase retention for on-the-job application. For the senior learner, application of knowledge and skills is tantamount to success of their company. A support structure should be in place with regular reminders to help the senior leader apply new knowledge and behaviors in how they lead to affect change

by Ruth Kustoff
January 24, 2013

A View Into The Future Of eLearning

As more organizations are discovering the advantages of eLearning, there is a greater push to take instructor-led courses online. The challenge of course, is how to do this effectively. Fortunately, we have arrived at a point in time where technology now supports the promise of the virtual classroom. From the time personal computers entered the workplace, this has been a goal of training developers. The future is now here.

by Jeffrey Roth
January 23, 2013

Chalktips Aims To Make The College Paper More Engaging And Entertaining

The college essay has a very short shelf life. The student writes, professor reads and hopefully comments, grades are issued, course is done. For most majors, the college paper showcases the skills a student is supposed to possess. But papers are meant to be read by one person, the teacher. Chalktips hopes to redefine how papers are written, presented, and extend their utility beyond a grade.

by Christopher Pappas
January 21, 2013

A Learning Strategy: Reaching Organizational Goals

Many organizations have similar approaches in providing learning opportunities. Staff is encouraged to participate in online programs or webinars, attend a conference, and in some cases, take advantage of a tuition assistance program. Others still provide ad hoc programs offered by different business groups providing learning opportunities on internal processes or technical training. This approach doesn’t support or foster a learning environment. If you offer such opportunities, but don't have a plan that identifies how learning aligns to organizational goals – and how individual goals contribute to reaching them – then there’s an opportunity to create a learning strategy.
by Ruth Kustoff
January 21, 2013

Pros And Cons Of Campus Learning Vs Online Learning

To figure out which method suits you the best, offer each room instruction and on-line learning a attempt. Colleges typically provide associate orientation or demo of a web course to convey you a concept of what to expect. Eventually, you have to select the model that suits your purpose. There’s no vogue that's excellent for one and every one. Teaching designs can persist adapting to student desires.

by Jason Gaya
January 19, 2013

Learning from Harvard: MOOC story, pt4

This latest installment of my quest to find online best practice from inside Harvard’s CS50x MOOC took a slightly different direction than previous weeks. Now that I’m in the groove of the course, I have been able to reflect less on working with the content and more on working with my peers in the class. And I’ve realized that I’m not a very strong asset to them.

by Joseph Kern