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wobble: Moodle Courses for Training Providers


Another post from Theresa Welch of the Regional Support Centre (RSC), West Midlands that caught my eye in her blog was:

I’ve been asked recently about any Moodle courses that are freely available to download or build upon to save training providers from re-inveting the wheel when creating resources.
Below is a list of Moodle courses that have developed by various RSCs that can be zipped, downloaded and then installed on any supported provider’s own Moodle. The courses themselves aim to model effective practice in Moodle course design; they are not simply repositories so of course you will have to exercise a bit of discretion in their use.

To read the rest of this article by Theresa Welch go to  wobble: Moodle Courses for Training Providers.

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Explore A New Learning Frontier: MOOC by Inge de Waard : Learning Solutions Magazine


A MOOC is a Massive Open Online Course. It is a gathering of participants, of people willing to jointly exchange information and collaboratively enhance their knowledge.

Over 10,000 learners worldwide have participated in MOOCs on a variety of topics. MOOCs appeal to knowledge workers, trainers, and teachers. Why? Because MOOCs enable a high-end knowledge exchange to occur. It is a learning model that fits expert training, interdisciplinary learning, ad hoc education — any type of learning that allows information to flow within a network of peers.

Read more via Explore A New Learning Frontier: MOOC by Inge de Waard : Learning Solutions Magazine.

elearn – Make Your Designs Shine from the Inside – Clicky-Clicky Bling-Bling (Part 2 of 2)


By Cammy Bean / June 2011

In the first part of this two-part series on design, Cammy Bean introduced the concept of “clicky-click bling-bling.”

Now that we’ve recognized the signs of content with flash and no substance, we’re ready to create good design that will engage users.

How to make sure your graphics shine………….

Read the rest of the article at elearn Featured Articles.

elearn – Avoiding the Trap of Clicky-Clicky Bling-Bling (Part 1 of 2)


By Cammy Bean / June 2011

“All that glitters is not gold.” ~ William Shakespeare

For a modern translation, and applicable to our industry: “All that is clicky-clicky bling-bling does not make for an effective learning experience.”

What is Clicky-Clicky Bling-Bling?

Read the rest of the article at elearn Featured Articles.

wobble: Lessons Learned – Learning Journey Made Mobile


Many Thanks to Theresa Welch, an E-Learning Advisor working for the Regional Support Centre (RSC), West Midlands who wrote the following on her wobble blog on Thursday, 23 June 2011

“Earlier this year, myself and Jason Curtis (our Learning Technologist), initiated a new Mobile Project which aimed to explore and potentially increase the use of mobile technologies in the work based learning sector. This involved awarding successful bidders small amounts of funding which could be used to buy mobile devices that would enhance aspects of the learner journey. The eleven successful applicants that were chosen to take part have now purchased and evaluated their chosen mobile devices and reported their findings back to us. The report below summarises what these providers found, highlighting what technology they bought, what were the main challenges, what benefits were gained and what their plans are now after using their chosen device. Click the image for the report.

The illustration below offers a snapshot of what was bought by the group and shows just how varied their choice of technology was. (Click the image to enlarge.)

More details and full project information is now available on our supporting project wiki page. This includes a snapshot of who bought what and why.We hope you find our findings useful in your own technology choices.

To read more of Wobble click here.”

 

Rapid E-Learning from Kineo


What changes are you dealing with right now?

New products, new regulations, new policies, new procedures, new systems….

Reactions to problems that just can’t wait?  Opportunities that will go away if you don’t do something?

According to research by Bersin 89% of companies need to develop e-learning solutions within 3 weeks. A Forrester survey published in March 2010 found that rapid e-learning is the fastest growing part of the e-learning market. Forrester found rapid e-learning is ideal where:

  • speed is an issue
  • content needs updating frequently
  • content is being repurposed from other documents
  • content which has a short shelf life
  • budgets are low

Over 50% of organisations Forrester surveyed used rapid elearning for:

  • Compliance training
  • Process and procedure training
  • Desktop Systems/application training

Kineo specialise in Rapid E-Learning and have developed a range of services to support organisations with their e-learning developments. Their services include over 20 free guides on how to create rapid e-learning.

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