eLearning comes in two basic forms – synchronous training asynchronous training, but within those formats there can be several formats – blended learning, online learning, podcasting, video conferencing, etc.

 

How Much Time Should I Allow to Develop Training from Scratch?

There has been a disconnect between training designers and clients for a long time.  That disconnect is centered on how much time does it really take to develop training?  The best answer is that it depends but a recent ATD article helped give some parameters to the vagueness developing e-learning content. To start with, let’s […]

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Online Document Collaboration

I have used online document collaboration for a couple of years.  I have used it primarily with colleagues rather than students but I can see the potential for student interaction as well. I have used the document creation function with a training I delivered to teachers in a district I worked for.  Their task was […]

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Investing in Professional Development for Technology and Inquiry Based Learning

Investing in Professional Development for Technology and Inquiry Based Learning is an overview of a professional development program called eMINTS, enhancing Missouri’s Instructional Networked Teaching Strategies. eMINTS is a statewide program similar to what I have tried to implement on a much smaller scale as part of my private consulting business.  We have thrown thousands, […]

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How Web 2.0 Impacts Our World

A portion of Clay Shirky thesis is that one of the disadvantages of the Internet is the potential loss of independent thinking.  Crowd sourcing our thinking may have the potential impact of covert peer pressure to swing people’s thoughts and opinions to be more aligned with the large group and therefore reduce the number of unique […]

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