by Nic Laycock
The massive online open course, or MOOC, is a somewhat controversial development in tertiary education. At a recent conference in Athens, it was a hot topic among delegates discussing the impact of the global economic crisis on national education systems. Nic Laycock was there, and has this report on a recently launched MOOC portal.
The first two steps of AGILE instructional design (align and get set) identify and validate business performance needs and define requirements for learning and performance interventions. And with two systematic approaches (rapid task analysis and critical skills analysis), you can scope performance and rate the impact of failure to ensure your solutions best meet your learners’ needs.
Many organizations have a concentration of jobs requiring a broad base of connections to people and information; the people in these jobs probably used traditional learning to help them attain key roles. An overlooked key to their success and growth is a type of learning in which they may not have even known they were engaged. Here’s how Domino’s Pizza put PKM into practice.
Studies have shown that interactive video increases attention, engagement, recall, satisfaction, and time spent watching a video. Most interactive video has a marketing aim, but some pioneers are beginning to use it for learning. This article explains the concepts, gives an overview of the techniques, and provides some ideas for getting started.
by Donna Wells
Recent news about facial recognition and tracking technology, and its potential use in adaptive eLearning, has intrigued some people and alarmed others. What exactly does this technology offer instructional designers, what are the benefits for learners, and what are the privacy concerns? This capability will begin showing up soon in authoring tools. Here is an overview from an early adopter.
A key aspect of the early intervention effort is identifying students at highest risk of dropping out and providing them with timely remedial teaching. For this, we need an early warning system to identify low performers in the class—and provide more focused attention—while still managing a large distributed class. Here’s how to do this using learning analytics in Adobe Presenter 9.