Archivo de la categoría: eLearning

Innovate: Volume 4, Issue 6. August/September 2008

Bueno, pues ya tenemos en el aire el nuevo número de Innovate… Así comienza la presentación de James L. Morrison su Editor-in-Chief.

” Welcome to the August/September edition of Innovate. This issue focuses
on the tensions and opportunities inherent in the cognitive and cultural
differences between instructors and their Net-Generation students. The issue
closes with discussions of two online resources for science education, one a
collection of lessons and pedagogical resources for educators and the other a
virtual world in which learners pursue informal science learning…”

El sumario es el siguiente:

From Our Sponsors
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Fuente: [innovate]

Eight tips for success. Effective eLearning training in the call center. Donna Fluss

Too often, organizations see eLearning as a “quick fix” or a replacement for coaching, which it is not. In her latest column, Donna Fluss discusses common pitfalls and outlines eight tips to designing a successful eLearning program in the call center.

Part of’s Call Center Trend Watch guide

Donna Fluss, President, DMG Consulting LLC

Conceptually, eLearning is a great idea. As the Web becomes a primary method for delivering content, more and more organizations are naturally turning to eLearning to provide training; and eLearning can effectively deliver targeted training materials and support self-directed performance development. It minimizes scheduling complexity and reduces some of the expenses involved in conducting live training courses, including the trainer’s salary and the cost of the facilities.

I’ve been asked on a number of occasions to develop training materials to be delivered as call center eLearning courses. I like the concept of eLearning because it allows me, or others, to create a program once and use it to reach a large audience. It’s also advantageous because an eLearning course can reach people and companies that I (and others) would not even know existed, or were in need of the information.(leer más…)

Fuente: [ search crm]

Dislexia, Naomi Gadian, evaluaciones, aprendizaje medicina y elearning

Hoy traemos este artículo, escrito por Linda Loader que es managing director de infinity. El artículo versa sobre Naomi Gadia una estudiante disléxica de medicina que está tomando acciones legales contra el Consejo Médico General, alegando que las pruebas de opción múltiple discriminan a las personas con dificultades de aprendizaje. … no pensáis que esto puede acarrear bastantes consecuencias, aparte del hecho de poner en evidencia algo que muchas personas piensan: la forma de evaluar depende de nuestros estudiantes, de nuestros profesores, del sistema, de las formas de relación, … y hacer pasar a todos por el aro de los tests no es la mejor opción…

Se habla de discapacidad, y de ajustar la red a todos… pero los hechos nos demuestran otras tendencias…

Comment: Legal action against multiple choice could affect all elearning

WordsNews that dyslexic medical student Naomi Gadian is taking legal action against the General Medical Council, claiming that multiple choice tests discriminate against those with learning difficulties, potentially has huge repercussions for the learning industry, says Linda Loader.

Student Naomi Gadian is dyslexic and claims that the use of multiple choice tests in her medical training at The Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry is unfair. In common with other undergraduate medical training, students must pass all examinations if they are to be allowed to progress their studies from year to year and the use of multiple choice questions, primarily delivered online, are alleged to be discriminatory. The college has said it makes a reasonable adjustment by allowing Ms Gadian and other dyslexic students additional time on the tests, but Ms Gadian’s solicitor John McKenzie – speaking to the BBC as well as to the Guardian – is very clear about the issues in this case. “Every professional body or employer who relies for a professional qualification, or as a promotional gateway, on multiple choice questions is heading for a fall,” he said.

Photo of Linda Loader“Employees don’t come with four-option multiple choice questions pinned to their chests and using this method as a means of judging competence is flawed.”

Using a ‘one size fits all’ approach to learning and development – and especially to assessment – is potentially problematic. Giving alternatives which make learning accessible is at the heart of how elearning providers should be helping their clients provide fair and equal treatment for everyone who uses their learning programmes.

This issue could be very significant indeed. If this case is successful then the precedent has been set. For many years, vendors of learning management systems and rapid elearning authoring tools have stressed the benefits of being able to use online tests – usually using multiple choice questions – as a means of ensuring learners only progress after having achieved a common level of understanding.(leer más…)

Fuente: [training zone]

Budismo y e-learning: Buddhist studies

“El conocimiento profundo de las religiones permite derribar las barreras que las separan.”
Mahatma Gandhi

“Las religiones también son como el vino: hay gente a la que le sienta mal y gente a la que le sienta bien. Hay personas que con dos copas se vuelven locuaces, abiertas y desinhibidas; otros se vuelven brutos y groseros con la misma cantidad. Con la religión, hay gente que mejora y se purifica y para otros es una fuente de resentimiento, mojigatería y condena a los demás.”
Fernando Savater

Yo no creería más que en un dios que supiese bailar.
Nietzsche. Así Habló Zaratustra

Avanzando estos tres pasos, llegarás más cerca de los daimones: Primero: Habla con verdad. Segundo: No te dejes dominar por la cólera. Tercero: Da, aunque no tengas más que muy poco que dar.”
Siddhartha Gautama Buda

Hacía mucho que no posteábamos nada relacionado con las religiones y el e-learning (lo hicimos sobre teología, sobre jóvenes, sobre jesuitas, cine y second life, y sobre iglesia y web 2.0). Y nada mejor que hoy que comenzamos nuestras vacaciones para tomar un tonillo más relajado en nuestros posts… aunque más profundo.

Así pues traemos una web sobre Estudios sobre Budismo vía e-learning. Es muy completa la web y esta organizada así en una guía:

This Online Study Guide is a graduated course of study in Buddhism. The entry level is a Basic Buddhism Guide, followed by a comprehensive course on Buddhist Studies for Schools – primary and secondary levels. The main feature of this guide is a self-study course based on the Historical Buddha, His Teachings, Buddhist History and Culture, and supplementary study material.

1. Basic Buddhism Guide
Entry level Buddhism: Outlines of the Teachings, Basic Concepts and Practices
Introduction to Buddhism Five Minute Introduction Snapshots on Buddhism
Buddhist Ethics Dependent Arising Reincarnation Karma Advice on Meditation
Buddhist Studies for Primary and  Secondary Students
This Buddhist education material is a gradual training course in Buddhism for primary and secondary students. The emphasis is given on the Buddha as an exemplar, his Teachings and the application of the teachings in daily life. This project is designed at three levels: two for students, and one for teachers.
Buddhist Studies for Primary & Secondary Students: Graduated course with Syllabus, Workbooks and Teacher’s Handbook.
Primary Level Syllabus: 8 Work Units Secondary Level Syllabus: 8 Work Units
Buddhist Studies CD Buddhist Studies for Schools CD-ROM: Web pages (HTML) for Intranet, with print quality PDF documents (PC & Mac).
3. Self Study Guide
This Online Buddhist Study Guide organises BuddhaNet’s study material into a graduated course of study. There are three streams of study to follow: the Historical Buddha, His Teachings, and Buddhist History and Culture. The material ranges from introductory teachings and texts to advance scriptural and meditation texts in Web pages and eBooks or PDF documents.
The Buddha The Teachings Buddhist History and Culture
The Life of the Buddha webpages
Buddha, Life & Teachings + ebook
Early Disciples of the Buddha
Pen Portraits of eminent disciples.
Sites Associated with Buddha
Four Holy Sites and Pilgrims Guide
Buddhist Pilgrimage + ebook
Religious Singficance and History
Buddhism in a Nutshell + ebook
Fundamentals of Buddhism + ebook
Overview of fundamental teachings
Overview of the Scriptures
• Tibetan, Chinese, & Pali Canon
Guide to the Pali Tipitaka + ebook
Canonical Pali Theravadin Literature
Teachings in Chinese Buddhism
With article on the Chinese Tripitaka
Timelines, Art and Architecture, Iconography, etc. • webpages
The Buddhist World Countries/Traditions, etc. • webpages
Lineages and key points of each.
Monastic Life, Ordination, Robes

La introducción al curso comienza así:
This short essay is intended to give a brief introduction to Buddhism. It will discuss the way Buddhists perceive the world, the four main teachings of the Buddha, the Buddhist view of the self, the relationship between this self and the various ways in which it responds to the world, the Buddhist path and the final goal.Mike Butler

The Three Marks of Existence

Buddhism has been described as a very pragmatic religion. It does not indulge in metaphysical speculation about first causes; there is no theology, no worship of a deity or deification of the Buddha. Buddhism takes a very straightforward look at our human condition; nothing is based on wishful thinking, at all. Everything that the Buddha taught was based on his own observation of the way things are. Everything that he taught can be verified by our own observation of the way things are.

If we look at our life, very simply, in a straightforward way, we see that it is marked with frustration and pain. This is because we attempt to secure our relationship with the “world out there”, by solidifying our experiences in some concrete way. For example, we might have dinner with someone we admire very much, everything goes just right, and when we get home later we begin to fantasise about all the things we can do with our new-found friend, places we can go etc. We are going through the process of trying to cement our relationship. Perhaps, the next time we see our friend, she/he has a headache and is curt with us; we feel snubbed, hurt, all our plans go out the window. The problem is that the “world out there” is constantly changing, everything is impermanent and it is impossible to make a permanent relationship with anything, at all.

If we examine the notion of impermanence closely and honestly, we see that it is all-pervading, everything is marked by impermanence. We might posit an eternal consciousness principle, or higher self, but if we examine our consciousness closely we see that it is made up of temporary mental processes and events. We see that our “higher self” is speculative at best and imaginary to begin with. We have invented the idea to secure ourselves, to cement our relationship, once again. Because of this we feel uneasy and anxious, even at the best of times. It is only when we completely abandon clinging that we feel any relief from our queasiness.

These three things: pain, impermanence and egolessness are known as the three marks of existence.

En fin, que os acerquéis al buda…y que no todo sea como dijimos el sábado 26 de julio de 2008 en Microblog, humor y síndrome prevacacional … eating… and drinking.
Cuidemos nuestra mente y nuestro cuerpo(leer más…)

Fuente: [buddhist studies]

[5 enlaces][5 links] Grockit: MMOL – MMOLG – MMPOL Massively Multi Player Online Learning Game

Hoy traemos a nuestra sección [5 enlaces][5 links] un MMOL – MMOLG – MMPOL Massively Multi Player Online Learning Game que está provocando mucha letrilla negra en la blogocosa y la red … Grockit. think. learn. be. Lo primero que me resulta curioso y que es sintomático del estado de la cuestión (game o no game?), es como nombran a Grockit los distintos blogs:

1) MMOLG (Massively Multi Player Online Learning Game)….. en Grockit, TechCrunch y Tecnolives
2) MMOL (Massively Multiplayer Online Learning)
…en Corporate eLearning
3) MMPOL (Massive Multi-Player Online Learning)…en FredCavazza

1) Grockit Raises Series B en Grockit:
We recently raised our Series B financing. We couldn’t be more excited about the firms we are working with. The press release is below.

Grockit, a San Francisco Learning 2.0 Start-Up has raised its Series B financing. Integral Capital Partners lead the $8M round with Benchmark Capital, who lead their Series A, participating as well. Grockit is creating a MMOLG (Massively Multi Player Online Learning Game) where people can connect to learn from each other. The company was founded by Farbood Nivi, a long time teacher, and Michael Buffington, a well known Rails developer. Grockit will use the latest financing to expand their development team and they plan to launch their first product this fall.

2) Grockit Gets $8 Million More For Mysterious Learning Game
en Techcrunch:
We don’t know much about Grockit. The company is creating a new way to get people to learn online, and has spent the last year working away in stealth mode. Whatever it is, it’s apparently impressing investors: Grockit just raised $8 million in Series B funding from Integral Capital and Benchmark Capital, bringing its total to $10.7 million – impressive for a product that has yet to see the light of day.

3) Grockit tiene 8 millones de dolares para crear un MMOLG en Tecnolives:
Grockit es una compañia que fue creada con el fin de crear nuevas vías de aprendizaje online, ahora está desarrollando un MMOLG (Massively Multi Player Online Learning Game) un lugar donde las personas pueden aprender de otras.

4) En este caso un post ya antiguo de Saturday, September 15, 2007 MMOL – Massively Multiplayer Online Learning en Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development:
Summer time is great. July is awesome because it’s time to hit the beach and chill out for a while. But that also means disconnecting from the digital world for a while and missing out on good stuff. Here’s is the first identified “I can’t believe I missed this” casualty from the Summer of 07:
TechCrunch reporting on Grockit raises cash, prepares “Massively Multiplayer Online Learning” product.

I remember reading about Grockit when it first appeared. And I do remember thinking how short-sited to build all that infrastructure yet deliver only ONE type of content…GMAT testing prep.

5) Qu’est-ce que l’Entreprise 2.0 ? en FredCavazza:

Pour en savoir plus, je vous recommande de lire la définition de Wikipedia : Serious Game ; cette simulation de start-up : SpigIt ; ou encore cet article sur des simulations de situations de crise : Emergency Training in Second Life.

Pourquoi ne pas évoquer également le cas de Grockit, une start-up qui propose une solution de v-learning basée sur la collaboration massive, ils appellent ça du MMPOL (Massive Multi-Player Online Learning).

Fuente: [varias]

ELearning Magazine

Aquí os traemos el número de Elearning! dedicado a los servicios de la Web 2.0:

Honored for Excellence-

Web 2.0 Services

A panel composed of representatives from leading vendors took time to discuss the impact and implications of “Web 2.0” on the learning market.

Building a Learning Culture
By Dr. Mark Rosenberg

You can’t just implement e-learning into an organization that’s not ready for it, doesn’t support it, or doesn’t have a culture based on knowledge sharing.

Making Learning Fun and Social
By Anders Gronstedt

Learning can be both fun and social thanks to Second Life and other virtual worlds, which hold promise for a new generation of learners.

LMS’s 2008: What You Need to Know
By Chris Howard

The LMS market is still growing steadily, but a slowdown is due partly to saturation in the global enterprise market and some commoditization of learning management systems.

Measuring the Learning Experience
By Nicolas Igneri

The ability to measure the effectiveness of the learning solution on the individual and organization is here, thanks to organizations like the American Management Association.

CA Consolidates Successfully

In 2006, one of the world’s largest independent software companies set out to consolidate nine legacy LMSs. The project involved migrating more than 1 million learning records, 44,000 classes, 17,000 users and 4,000 courses.

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Fuente: [elearning magazine]

Transculturalidad y Diferencia: eLearning Papers nº 7 (2008). Aprendizaje e interculturalidad

“no una imagen justa, sino justamente una imagen”

No es la diferencia lo que supone la oposición, sino la oposición lo que supone la diferencia,
y lejos de resolverla, es decir, conducirla hasta un fundamento, la oposición traiciona y desnaturaliza la diferencia. Decimos no sólo que la diferencia en sí no es ya contradicción, sino que no se deja reducir y llevar hasta la contradicción, porque esta es menos profunda y no mas profunda que ella”.
Deleuze(Diferencia y Repetición, p. 94)
imagen “Estudio para un retrato de Inocencio X” Francis Bacon]

Ya tenemos aquí el nuevo número de e-learning papers, y con un tema trascendental a mi modo de entender en este nuevo milenio… Aunque habría mucho que discutir sobre el concepto, transculturalidad, interculturalidad, diferencia, etc..

Aprendizaje e interculturalidad

El año 2008 se ha declarado Año Europeo del Diálogo Intercultural. Uno de nuestros colaboradores explica pertinentemente: “No es más que un síntoma de la creciente concienciación de la necesidad de reflexionar sobre las dimensiones multiculturales de nuestra sociedad y de trabajar activamente para superar la distancia y el miedo que a menudo existen entre personas de diferentes culturas”. Así, eLearning Papers desea contribuir a la reflexión sobre este tema. Y por encima de todo queremos subrayar la importancia que las TIC tienen en el proceso y el valor añadido que puede ofrecer el e-learning.

El concepto de interculturalidad nos da una idea de diversidad y reconoce que vivimos en sociedades que son más complejas que nunca, donde es preciso facilitar un “punto de encuentro” para las distintas culturas. En este sentido, los procesos educativos deben tener en cuenta estas piedras angulares al diseñar métodos de aprendizaje que fomenten la interculturalidad: la necesidad de proporcionar un espacio para el diálogo, la negociación y el respeto de las minorías.
El sumario es el siguiente, y en primer lugar tenéis el enlace para descargaros la versión para imprimir:

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Fuente: [elearningpapers]

Online eLearning Summit January 23, 2008

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8:00 a.m. PT / 11 a.m. ET
Expert Panel: The Next Evolution in eLearning – 2008 and Beyond
Join a panel of distinguished experts who will investigate the technologies and trends that are shaping the future of training in 2008 and beyond, including social communities and Web 2.0 trends.

Speaker: Brent Schlenker, the Emerging Technologies Analyst, The eLearning Guild
Speaker: Dr. Michael Allen, Chairman and CEO, Allen Interactions Inc.
Speaker: Jennifer Hofmann, President, InSync Training

9:00 a.m. PT / 12:00 p.m. ET
Delivering Effective Software Rollout Training without Travel
In the midst of rapid growth, Rentcash achieved a new level of productivity and trained all associates online throughout a geographically dispersed enterprise without extensive time and travel expense.

Speaker: Laurie Sola, National Development Manager, RentCash
Speaker: Tonay Payne, CIO, RentCash

10:00 a.m. PT / 1:00 p.m. ET
Achieving Widespread Training Online
Faced with training challenges inherent with 53 dispersed campuses, MNSCU needed an online solution versatile enough to meet online training and support needs while preserving the quality of life of university staff.

Speaker: Karen Bergmeier, Project Leader, Minnesota State Colleges and Universities
Speaker: Donna Marzolf, Support Analyst, Minnesota State Colleges and Universities

11:00 a.m. PT / 2:00 p.m. ET
Train More Effectively with Live and On-demand eLearning Solutions
See how eLearning solutions can drive faster product and technology rollouts, promote adoption and ensure compliance throughout your organization.

Speaker: Bob Lee, Sr. Product Marketing Manager, WebEx

12:00 p.m. PT / 3:00 p.m. ET
Drop in Demos – Online Learning Solutions
See some of the latest in online learning capabilities and techniques.

Speaker: WebEx eLearning Specialists

1:00 p.m. PT / 4:00 p.m. ET
Emerging Trends in Collaborative Learning
Drawing upon the most current research and fascinating case studies, this closing session will examine present and future trends in collaborative learning – from synchronous platforms to wikis and blogs to virtual worlds and beyond.

Speaker: Heidi Fisk, Co-Founder, The eLearning Guild
Speaker: Brent Schlenker, the Emerging Technologies Analyst, The eLearning Guild
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Fuente: [webex]

[5 enlaces] [5 links] Learning Circuits

En nuestra sección [5 enlaces] [5 links] traemos hoy a Learning Circuits. Ellos se definen así:

“Our Mission and History

ASTD launched Learning Circuits in January 2000. Its goal was to promote and aid the use of e-learning, creating a body of knowledge about how to use technology efficiently and effectively for learning. It delivers a fully interactive Website with discussions, demos and resources, and articles on a weekly basis. A bi-weekly opt-in email newsletter, LC Express, sends news, teasers, and links to subscribers. There are nearly 500 articles currently on the Website.”.

1) Understanding E-Learning 2.0
y Tony Karrer
Workplace learning professionals need to get smart on E-Learning 2.0 tools.

2) Case Study: Podcasting In Corporate Training
By Frank Nguyen and Mike Giordano
How one company explored the delivery of sales promotion and product information using podcasts and vodcasts.

3) Second Life Produces Real Training Results
By Anders Gronstedt
The 3-D web world is slowly becoming part of the training industry.

4) Dynamic Content: Connecting Performance and Learning
By Steven Shaw
What is dynamic content? What role does dynamic content play in developing more effective strategies to tackle performance problems in organizations?

5)Annual E-Learning Trends Survey
Each year, Learning Circuits surveys readers to gauge the impact that technology developments have had on e-learning efforts. In addition, we ask questions to get a clearer picture of how e-learning is evolving. Results will be published in December 2007.

Fuente: [learning circuits]

Solstice conference 2008. eLearning

Thursday 5th June 2008, Edge Hill University,UK

The SOLSTICE Centre for Excellence in Teaching & Learning (CETL) at Edge Hill University is pleased to announce its 3rd international conference.

Building on the success of the 2007 conference, which attracted over 200 delegates from across the UK and as far away as Russia and New Zealand, the 2008 conference will focus on the relationships between research, innovation, and development. There will be a distinct spotlight on the concepts of learning environments and their elearning components – as they exist now, and as they might transpire as time progresses – to respond to some compelling and perhaps pressing questions:

  • What is informing our current and future conceptions of elearning and learning environments?
  • What theoretical and evidence bases are structuring our thinking, policy making and implementations?
  • How might we juxtapose the physical, virtual and cognitive dimensions of learning environments?
  • On what bases might we predict the learning environments of 2020 for the learners of that point in time?
  • What is the status of the current research agenda and is it robust enough to serve as a foundation for predictions and aspirations?

Listen to comments from the SOLSTICE 2007 Conference >>>

Os podéis inscribir aquí:

Y mandar vuestros “papers” en Call for Abstracts:

We welcome papers, presentations and workshops/demonstrations on the following themes:

– Research methods
– Theoretical bases of elearning and learning environments
– Technologies and learning environments – physical and virtual spaces
– Impacting on students’ learning – cause and effect

Abstracts (up to 300 words) should be submitted via the online electronic proposal form
by Friday 15th February 2008.
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Fuente: [edgehill]