ID and E-Learning Links (5/8/16)

    • Many users are beginning to discover, however, that a larger number of social network connections may be less valuable than a smaller, more intimate circle. With an enormous collection of friends or followers on a network, you lose the benefits of intimacy, discoverability, and trust, all of which can work better when you have fewer connections.
    • When you connect to everybody and their dog, your second-degree search results will include people who don’t actually know anyone you know, so you won’t be any further ahead in reaching them than you would be by simply cold calling.
  • Preliminary findings from Saul Carliner and John Murray’s research and interviews with “star consultants” in the field of learning

    tags:training freelance consulting e-learning instructionaldesign research

    • Participants also indicated the types of assignment they feel are inappropriate for them. Most of the assignments refused could be characterized as “conventional.” Several participants specifically mentioned that they distance themselves from training about products and software to focus on more strategic projects.

      One participant avoids “order-taker projects.”

  • This article explains content chunking from a usability perspective, but this applies to writing for elearning too

    tags:writing usability memory

  • Add a feedback button to your website that lets users highlight areas with problems and make comments and suggestions. Screenshots and user browser info are automatically logged. I wonder if this could be used for collecting feedback on elearning, both during formal review cycles and to collect ongoing feedback after courses have launched.

    tags:tools webdesign

  • A book and resource list for learning about going beyond the superficial and supporting “deeper learning”

    tags:learning book research

  • Create CSS buttons

    tags:css tools html

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