ID and E-Learning Links (2/21/16)

  • Documentation for the CpExtra widget that provides additional variables and options for HTML5 Captivate courses

    tags:e-learning captivate

  • Lots of gems from Jane Bozarth here about elearning, instructional design, meaningful interactivity and engagement, social learning, PLNs, and more. This is a very quotable interview.

    tags:e-learning instructionaldesign showyourwork engagement pln interactivity twitter sociallearning

    • To “get” from a PLN you need to “give.”
    • I think that we are getting the idea of more interactivity, of more engaging real stuff, not just making it spin and zoom and move. And I think the authoring tools that have made that easier have certainly helped people understand that learners need to actually get their hands on the content in some way.
    • You do not blame the hammer because the house fell down. It’s the person using the tool. It’s really about effective design. You can do fabulous stuff with PowerPoint. You can do dreadful stuff with PowerPoint. You can do dreadful stuff no matter the tool.In PowerPoint you can actually build nice little branching scenarios and reveals. You can make choices. You can do interactivity. There’s a lot of stuff that I think people just don’t take the time to learn.

  • Even if you don’t have a degree in instructional design (and maybe especially if you don’t), you can improve your skills by reading deeply in more academic literature. Jane Bozarth shares some recommendations for authors to start with and strategies for finding sources.

    tags:lifelonglearning instructionaldesign e-learning multimedia multimedialearning CoP reflection

    • You may find something that surprises or unsettles you. Or you may find something that confirms what you believe with data and not just some anecdotes or gut feelings. Some time spent here will help you move past “I think” or “it feels right” to “evidence shows.”

Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.

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