ID and e-Learning Links (3/16/14)
The Best Add-Ons for Google Drive
Lifehacker’s list of add ons for Google Docs and Sheets. HelloFax lets you fax documents (HelloSign lets you sign them). UberConference adds an audio conference call to a Google Doc so you can talk while collaborating. There’s also an option to track changes like in Word
The Manifesto | Serious eLearning Manifesto
Principles for “serious elearning”
Provide Realistic Practice
We will provide learners sufficient levels of realistic practice; for example, simulations, scenario-based decision making, case-based evaluations, and authentic exercises.
Enlist Authentic Contexts
We will provide learners with sufficient experience in making decisions in authentic contexts.
Provide Realistic Consequences
When providing performance feedback during learning, we will provide learners with a sense of the real-world consequences.
Elearning checklist: Evaluate your instructional design
Cathy Moore’s checklist for strong, action-oriented e-learning. This is a list of characteristics and you identify where you are on the spectrum between action-oriented and information dump.
Tool to collect feedback on SCORM courses. Reviewers can make comments without having to switch windows. All comments are collected in a dashboard. Cheapest plan is 1 course for $15/month, with other plans available.
- Learning Theories Gone Wild – Urban Myths that Hurt Your Learning Designs
Learning styles, Dale’s Cone of Experience, the forgetting curve, and “learners know best”: myths to disregard
tags: elearning instructionaldesign learningstyles research
- Periodic Table of Storytelling
Tropes for storytelling. The examples are primarily TV series, but this could be inspiration for e-learning stories too.