Posts Tagged ‘eLearning’

Mobile: What is mLearning, Really Part 1

May 27, 2013

There are many new technologies that are starting to take hold within the Learning community. mLearning is interesting because it ties them together.

These technologies are:

  • Performance Support – This is a way of delivering content that is not specifically training, as we have referred to it. It brings information to your learners closer to the point of needing it – in the workflow.
  • Mobile Apps – These are the programs that run on the device.
  • Analytics (Experience API/Tin Can) – This tool allows you to identify who is using your content, when and where they are using it, and eventually provide you a better understanding of how learners are using your content.
    mLearning encompasses the use and delivery of these items.



Course Design – Becoming an eLearning Professional

July 5, 2012

As I was looking at videos, I found this video by Tom Kuhlmann, of Articulate. It is a longer video, but it addresses these items:

• Design an e-learning strategy based around available resources
• Get the most out of simple, practical e-learning projects
• Visually align course designs around learning objectives and content
• Apply rapid instructional design models to make courses more engaging and interactive

Course Design – Why Does Your eLearning Course Exist?

July 5, 2012

I came across this video from Cathy Moore called The Big Mistake in Elearning. I like her approach and thought it would be worth sharing.

Essentially, rather than starting with information and working towards a goal, you work backwards. Start with the end in mind and build experiences or activities. From there, offer the information necessary to accomplish the activity. This puts the information at the peripheral of your plan, rather than at the center.

Instructional Design – Virtual Learning Objects in Your Curriculum

April 25, 2012

I found this video, while doing some research and thought I would share it with everyone.

Jack McGrath, President and Creative Director at Digitec Interactive presented on the topic of ‘Using Virtual Learning Objects (VLOs) in Distance Learning Curricula’ at the 16th Annual Sloan-C International Conference on Online Learning on November 4, 2010 in Orlando, FL. With distance learning, it is often difficult to provide learners with the ability to apply and practice the learning. This presentation addresses those challenges, serves up real solutions, and describes best practices for designing and creating memorable and motivating learner experiences.

How do you use VLOs in your training?

Meet Your Chapter – Barry Nadler

February 2, 2012

What organization do you work for? What do they do?

I currently work for FIS. I have been there for about six years. I have actually had three stints with this company in those three years. They are the largest provider of banking and payment technology solutions. They are a mixture of two large companies – Fidelity and Metavante (formerly Kirchman Corporation). They currently serve 14,000 institutions internationally. They are a Fortune 500, Barron’s 500, and on the S&P 500 list.

What is your role in that organization?

I am currently an Instructional Designer for the Community Banking Solutions business unit. This covers two core banking products – Bankway and HORIZON. My role is to develop eLearning courses, assist in supporting our Learning Management System (a customer-facing tool), and help our trainers develop the best training solutions they can – including virtual and traditional classroom training. One of the interesting aspects of my role is that I am what I like to call the “experimenter”.