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8-moments-of-learning-need | TorranceLearning

8-moments-of-learning-need | TorranceLearning | Learning Awesomeness | Scoop.it
Expanding on Gottfredson & Mosher's Five Moments of Learning Need
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When 5 Moments of Learning Need just aren't enough ...

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Gamification 101: The Why and How of Gamification and Badging, and What It Means for eLearning

Gamification 101: The Why and How of Gamification and Badging, and What It Means for eLearning | Learning Awesomeness | Scoop.it
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A few thoughts on games ... we see a few models emerging.
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the truth about workplace training

the truth about workplace training | Learning Awesomeness | Scoop.it
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Hear hear! Annie Murphy Paul with some hopefully not surprising myths about workplace learning. 

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3 Things

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Here's your daily Agile video! Watch today to learn about what three things are needed for Agile story cards. It’s the Lot Like Agile Methods Approach #LLAMA.

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Does This Job Make Me Look Fat? - Talent Management magazine

Does This Job Make Me Look Fat? - Talent Management magazine | Learning Awesomeness | Scoop.it
Talent Management magazine, The Business of Talent Management
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Ok, so not the usual instructional design and Agile fare you've come to expect here, but as we elearning people tend to do a lot of sitting ... take note!

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Color Coding

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Today's Agile video is all about color coding! Be sure to check it out! It’s the Lot Like Agile Methods Approach #LLAMA.

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Powers Of Two

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Here's another Agile video for your Tuesday! Why good things really do come in small packages. It’s the Lot Like Agile Methods Approach #LLAMA.

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Size Matters

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Agile video number three! How much does size matter? It’s the Lot Like Agile Methods Approach #LLAMA.

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Estimate Boxes

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First video of the new Agile Series! Megan helps you figure out how to determine who estimates the work being done, and some exceptions that go along with it. It’s the Lot Like Agile Methods Approach #LLAMA.

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The underlying inequality of MOOCs | OEB Newsportal

The underlying inequality of MOOCs | OEB Newsportal | Learning Awesomeness | Scoop.it
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A good reminder for us all in the elearning and MOOC worlds ...

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Manifesto for learning & development professionals

Manifesto for learning & development professionals | Learning Awesomeness | Scoop.it
We, the downtrodden and ignored learning and development professionals of the world, hereby shake off the shackles of convention and obedience and proclaim the arrival of a new order!
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At today's staff meeting, we will share our challenges and successes in each of these areas.

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The Best and Worst of Bite-Size Learning - Chief Learning Officer, Solutions for Enterprise Productivity

The Best and Worst of Bite-Size Learning - Chief Learning Officer, Solutions for Enterprise Productivity | Learning Awesomeness | Scoop.it
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Favorite lines: "Bite-size learning gets to the outcome faster. By combining bursts of energy with sufficient reflection time, light bulb moments that challenge the way people think and behave are triggered."

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Experience API [xAPI] & Why You Should Give a Rip

Experience API [xAPI] & Why You Should Give a Rip | Learning Awesomeness | Scoop.it
They say that even a blind squirrel will find a nut eventually, and I am living proof of that concept. So there I was at DevLearn 2014 locked in to speak at a couple of breakout sessions and
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The practical side of xAPI, described incredibly well.

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Do Students Really Have Different Learning Styles?

Do Students Really Have Different Learning Styles? | Learning Awesomeness | Scoop.it
Lenny Gonzales Learning styles—the notion that each student has a particular mode by which he or she learns best, whether it’s visual, auditory o
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This goes for adults, too.

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How the Power of Interest Drives Learning

How the Power of Interest Drives Learning | Learning Awesomeness | Scoop.it
Research shows that interests powerfully influence our academic and professional choices. When we're interested in a task, we work harder and persist longer, bringing more of our self-regulatory skills into play.
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Don't let the photo of a child throw you off - it's every bit as relevant in adult learning, too!

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Kelly McGonigal: How to make stress your friend | Video on TED.com

Stress. It makes your heart pound, your breathing quicken and your forehead sweat. But while stress has been made into a public health enemy, new research suggests that stress may only be bad for you if you believe that to be the case.
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Not that you were stressed out or anything ... but this is AWESOME. Feel your heart pound right before you lead a live session? Hooray!

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Happy Anniversary to Leaving ADDIE for SAM!

Happy Anniversary to Leaving ADDIE for SAM! | Learning Awesomeness | Scoop.it
Leaving ADDIE for SAM celebrates a successful first year!
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Happy Anniversary, SAM! Iterations - or successive approximations - are one of the foundational concept in Agile. Michael Allen's book is a great intro to iterations for elearning. #LLAMA

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Story Cards

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Make sure to watch today's Agile video to learn all about what INVESTU stands for! It’s the Lot Like Agile Methods Approach #LLAMA.

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Uh Oh

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Be sure to check out the new Agile video! It's all about learning along the way. Enjoy! It’s the Lot Like Agile Methods Approach #LLAMA.

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Agile: An incredibly freeing way to work | TorranceLearning

At a recent conference session on using Agile project methods for elearning (what we call LLAMA), an interesting question came up. I’ll
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Agile creates a work-directed team ... an incredibly freeing way to work #LLAMA

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No Padding

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Another new Agile video! Why padding the work is a bad idea. No pillows allowed! It’s the Lot Like Agile Methods Approach #LLAMA.

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The Most (And Least) Lucrative College Majors, In 1 Graph : NPR

The Most (And Least) Lucrative College Majors, In 1 Graph : NPR | Learning Awesomeness | Scoop.it
In terms of income, what you major in matters more than where you go to school. Here are the 10 majors where graduates have the highest incomes — and the majors where incomes are lowest.
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Not only a neat article, but a great lesson in effective graphical data presentation. I'm using this in the "SOOC" I'm creating for my team on graphic design for elearning.

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Here's What Really Happens When You Extend a Deadline

Here's What Really Happens When You Extend a Deadline | Learning Awesomeness | Scoop.it
People just go back to procrastinating.
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From an Agile (or LLAMA) point of view, this makes perfect sense. Small deadlines, reasonably spaced, with a sustainable work effort over time.

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Gestalt Your Graphics: Improving Instructional Graphics by Connie Malamed : Learning Solutions Magazine

Gestalt Your Graphics: Improving Instructional Graphics by Connie  Malamed : Learning Solutions Magazine | Learning Awesomeness | Scoop.it
A really nice wrap-up of basic visual communication techniques for elearning, presentation ... life ....
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