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Grades are like grenades

Photo from Flickr  Grades are grenades exploding in the mind like waves and wounding little children as they try to find a place to avoid the flying shrapnel of sarcasm and hide behind the walls they build and weep within a chasm of silence their faces contorted with confusion at the verbal violence. Grades are like grenades With remnants of regret they strive to avoid the bottom set while aspiring to be the teacher’s pet which is something many grasp for but few will re...
Tags: Learning, Education, Children, Teachers, Assessment, Testing, Schools, Content, Grades, eLearning, Steve Wheeler


Course Design Tip: Test the Learner’s Assumptions

In a previous post, we looked at how context helps frame the learning experience. It keeps us from just doing an information dump as we add clarity about our learners and the learning objectives. One way to establish context is by learning what the user already knows. Test their assumptions. This does two things: Expose their current level of understanding. This helps them see what they do or don’t know about the subject. Demonstrate what level of knowledge/competence is required to meet the l...
Tags: Book, Assessment, Interaction Design, Melbourne, eLearning, E-learning, Instructional Design, Tom Kuhlmann, Online Course Design, E-learning 101, Branched Scenarios, Brisbane Postponed, London Details


3 Keys to Building Effective Online Training

A lot of online training starts with pre-existing content, usually some policies, manuals, and PowerPoint presentations. The key is figuring out how to convert a lot of this content into an effective e-learning course. Most of it starts with the objectives of the course. Here are a few things to consider. Effective Online Training Has Clear Objectives You can’t build a good course without clear objectives. This seems obvious, but based on what I see, it isn’t. Many organizations confuse conte...
Tags: Assessment, Melbourne, eLearning, E-learning, Instructional Design, Tom Kuhlmann, Online Course Design, E-learning 101, Performance Consulting, Brisbane Postponed, London Details


Your Stakeholders Will Be Thankful You Asked These Questions

Developing a great relationship with your organization’s stakeholders is one of the most important aspects of leadership. Stakeholders can be anyone from your business partners to your suppliers, and the way you need to engage with them will change over time. Getting to know your stakeholders and engaging with them effectively benefits your organization and can result in stronger financials and a boost in productivity. On the other hand, ignoring the needs of your stakeholders can have disastrou...
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E-Learning Example: Visually Rich Interactive Quiz

There are so many creative examples in the e-learning community. Many of them you can see in the weekly e-learning challenges. If you don’t have it on your docket to review them every week, you should. You can checkout the recap every Thursday for some good inspiration and often fun examples. Here’s an e-learning example from Sarah Hodge that wasn’t part of the e-learning challenges but is a great example. Some of the things I like about this demo: Check out her example. And the next step is t...
Tags: Assessment, Interaction Design, Melbourne, eLearning, E-learning, Tom Kuhlmann, Articulate Storyline, E-learning Examples, Sarah Hodge, Microlearning, Brisbane Postponed, London Details


How the Communication Process Impacts E-Learning

Effective e-learning is more than putting together screens of information and presenting them to learners. Instead it’s a process of curating content and then communicating it in a way that the learner understands and ultimately can apply. The challenge sometimes rests in how the content is communicated, which then determines the level of understanding for proper application. In a previous post, we did a quick overview of some of the challenges with communication and how to overcome them. Today...
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Effective Communication for Online Learning

We often build a single course to suit all learners. This presents possible challenges to the learning process. Let’s take a look at why and discuss a few options to help remedy some it them. Effective Communication Involves Common Understanding We use words all the time that have loaded meaning and often don’t mean the same things to people. For example, even a word like e-learning can be a bit confusing. First, we don’t even have agreement on how to spell it. Is it eLearning, elearning, or ...
Tags: London, Assessment, eLearning, E-learning, Instructional Design, Tom Kuhlmann, Online Course Design, E-learning 101, Brisbane Articulate Roadshow, Melbourne Articulate Roadshow


Do These Two Things to Create Effective E-Learning

Most e-learning courses have some sort of stated learning objective. Ideally, the course is designed to meet the objective. From my experience, many of the objectives in e-learning courses aren’t very actionable. They lack clarity and most importantly, they lack measurement. And those are the two things you can do to ensure your e-learning courses are effective. Create Clear Learning Objectives for Effective E-Learning Many times we’ll see learning objectives like this: understand company pol...
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What teachers need

This is the third and final post in the series on RM Integris Management Information System. In previous posts we have explored the features of the system and how students can individually benefit from the tools. In this post, we examine how teachers can benefit. window.dataLayer = window.dataLayer || []; function gtag(){dataLayer.push(arguments);} gtag('js', new Date()); gtag('config', 'UA-17267551-2'); Teachers are very busy and they require information quickly. They need to be ...
Tags: School, England, Technology, London, Learning, Education, Data, Teachers, Access, Assessment, Pedagogy, Engagement, Highcliffe School, eLearning, Dorset, Hertfordshire


What students need

Photo by Lucélia Ribeiro on Flickr This is the second of three posts on school Management Information Systems (MIS). Part one can be found at this link in which several features of the RM Integris MIS are outlined.  Children need a great deal of support throughout their learning journey. School is a complex and confusing environment to negotiate, and they need all the help they can get. Arguably one of children's most important needs is to know how well they are doing (Gardner, 2012) a...
Tags: School, Technology, Learning, Students, Education, Teachers, Assessment, Pedagogy, Performance, Feedback, eLearning, Progress, Gardner, Ripon, RM, Mis


Four Reasons Why You Need to Unlock Your Course

“We have to lock the course. If we don’t, the people will just skip all of the content until they get to the end.” If you build e-learning courses, you probably hear this all the time. But here’s why you need to unlock your course. Being Exposed to Information Isn’t the Same as Learning Just because people are forced into the content doesn’t mean they’re learning from it. Reading, seeing, or hearing information is just a small part of the learning experience. Locking the course navigation can...
Tags: Assessment, eLearning, E-learning, Instructional Design, Tom Kuhlmann, Online Course Design, E-learning 101, Brisbane Articulate Roadshow


#TwistedTropes 4. Schrödinger’s undead cat

Photo by Eberhard Grossgasteiger on unsplash Schrödinger was a bit of an egghead. Not many people understood his theories. He came up with a weird idea in the 1930s that we're still trying to figure out today. You see, there's something in physics called quantum indeterminacy (put quantum in front of anything, and people will think you're a genius). Quantum indeterminacy describes that moment when you don't know where a particle is, until you can observe it. But once you observe it, you...
Tags: Technology, Learning, Education, Physics, Pandora, Assessment, eLearning, Quantum Physics, Chekhov, Occam, Pavlov, Schrodinger, Erwin Schrodinger, Steve Wheeler, Plymouth England, Schrodinger's Cat


4. Schrödinger’s undead cat

Photo by Eberhard Grossgasteiger on unsplash Schrödinger was a bit of an egghead. Not many people understood his theories. He came up with a weird idea in the 1930s that we're still trying to figure out today. You see, there's something in physics called quantum indeterminacy (put quantum in front of anything, and people will think you're a genius). Quantum indeterminacy describes that moment when you don't know where a particle is, until you can observe it. But once you observe it, you...
Tags: Technology, Learning, Education, Physics, Assessment, eLearning, Quantum Physics, Chekhov, Frankenstein, Occam, Pavlov, Schrodinger, Erwin Schrodinger, Steve Wheeler, Plymouth England, Schrodinger's Cat


What Traits Are Red Flags To Look For In a Candidate?

  “70% of employers believe personality is a key area to focus on when assessing a candidate.” A bad hire can come at a great cost to your company. Not only will they fail to get results, but they’ll also bring team morale down while they struggle to settle in. But how can you ensure […]
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Niroulla Summer Smoked · Niroulla Tea Garden

Tea Producer: Niroulla Tea Garden Black Tea India Darjeeling End of June 2019 Moderately uniform leaf pieces of typical size that produce a solid orange yellow liquor with notes of smoke, leather, and apricot. Juicy with a cherry brightness and a long grape finish. A good second flush Darjeeling tea. This tea can be purchased directly from the Tea Swan (a subsidiary of Lochan Tea) website here. Source [Author: Tony Gebely]
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Castleton Moonlight Second Flush · Castleton Estate

Tea Producer: Castleton Estate White Tea India Darjeeling Mid-July 2019 Beautiful budsets that produce a light yellow liquor with notes of wet autumn leaves and burnt surgar. A bright minerality in the attack with a lingering honey, vanilla, pear aftertaste. A good white tea from Darjeeling. This tea can be purchased directly from the Tea Swan (a subsidiary of Lochan Tea) website here. Source [Author: Tony Gebely]
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Black Lotus · Viettaste Business JSC

Tea Producer: Viettaste Business JSC Black Tea Vietnam 46 Tang Bat Ho, Hai Ba Trung, Hanoi June 2019 Large black leaves that produce a deep orange liquor. A good balance of tea and lotus aroma, notes of moss, cedar and jackfruit. The tea taste is not lost in this traditionally scented lotus black tea from Vietnam. This tea can be purchased from Viettaste Business JSC. You may reach them via email... Source [Author: Tony Gebely]
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AV2 Clonal Wonder · Giddapahar Estate

Tea Producer: Giddapahar Estate Wulong Tea India Darjeeling AV2 Mid-June 2019 A second flush Darjeeling with a slightly lighter than typical mix of leaf colors (greyish yellow tips, with moderate olive brown to olive brown leaf pieces) that produce a strong orange yellow liquor. Strong muscatel and vanilla notes, malty, sweet, round. Toffee finish. An exceptional second flush Darjeeling. Source [Author: Tony Gebely]
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Black Fusion · Doke

Tea Producer: Doke Black Tea India Bihar End of July 2019 Brownish black, slightly tippy leaves that produce a vivid yellow liquor. Notes of cinnamon, leather, honey, fresh cut wood and vanilla. Sweet and bright. A good black tea from Bihar. This tea can be purchased directly from the Tea Swan (a subsidiary of Lochan Tea) website here. Tea Swan links: Website Facebook Instagram Twitter... Source [Author: Tony Gebely]
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Online assessment: the student voice

Photo by Jason Roswell on unsplash Online learning is becoming increasingly popular and widespread, and is now reaching into compulsory education. Teachers in schools are considering the extent to which common pedagogical methods can be adapted into online environments, or whether they need to be completely revised and reconceptualised.Assessment is the measurement of learning; One definition suggests that assessment is 'the wide variety of methods or tools that educators use to evaluat...
Tags: Technology, Learning, Students, Education, Digital, Online, Teachers, Assessment, Schools, Pedagogy, eLearning, Carbonell, LMS, Steve Wheeler, Plymouth England, Jason Roswell


Assessment in the digital age

Image from JISC publication This table is very useful summary for anyone who is interested in aligning assessment with teaching methods. It's important that this is achieved, because as Biggs and Tang (2011) argue, students create their own meaning from their experiences, by seeking out learning engagement. The teacher's role is to create or facilitate the environments, content and dialogue that optimises the student's activities. This include assessment and feedback - which are vital in ...
Tags: Learning, Students, Teaching, Teachers, Assessment, Pedagogy, Feedback, eLearning, Tang, Biggs, Steve Wheeler, Plymouth England, JISC, Society for Research, Biggs and Tang, Constructive Alignment


Two Things to Consider If You Build Compliance Training

In a recent survey, 68% of e-learning developers told us that they build compliance training. In fact, it’s the majority of what people build. Compliance training is a bit tricky because e-learning contains the word learning, but often compliance training doesn’t really have a real connection to learning. If we’re honest, a lot of it is a big information dump with little real connection to the learner’s day-to-day activities. For example, you don’t hire a bunch of unethical people and then figu...
Tags: Assessment, eLearning, E-learning, Tom Kuhlmann, Online Course Design, E-learning 101, Manchester UK Articulate Roadshow, London UK Articulate Roadshow, Edinburgh UK Articulate Roadshow, Brisbane Articulate Roadshow


How to Build Meaningful E-Learning Courses

We spend hours building courses that look great and have rich interactive elements, but often we’re missing the key component to an effective course: tapping into the learner’s motivation. When you frame the e-learning content into a meaningful context, you’ll not only tap into the motivation of the learner, but there’s also a good chance you won’t be tempted to stuff the course with meaningless interactivity (that has the appearance of value). When building courses, can you answer the followin...
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Here’s a Free E-Learning Interaction Template

I built a simple sorting interaction to show how to work with sliders and variables for a workshop. It’s a fun and simple interaction so I cleaned out the data and made it so it can work as a template. It’s yours to use as you wish. Click here to view the demo. Download the template here. Tutorial: Interactive Sort Activity Here’s a YouTube tutorial that walks through the template and explains how to customize it. A few things you’ll learn: Customizing the slider Animation-based triggers ...
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Spilt milk

Photo by Newtown Graffiti on Flickr  Accidents will happen. And occasionally, maybe they should. Accidents are not welcome in most schools. Children are usually told to be more careful and 'not to do it again' when mishaps occur. Yet accidents can often be just as important in our education as learning knowledge and skills. What's more, they probably prepare students for a world of work where mistakes may not necessarily be a bad thing. Reflect for a moment on some of the serendipitous ...
Tags: School, Technology, Learning, Education, Accidents, Failure, Teachers, Assessment, Canon, eLearning, Serendipity, Spencer, Raytheon, Alexander Fleming, Steve Wheeler, Plymouth England


Know your own strength

Photo source: Maxpixel I broke a rowing machine yesterday at the gym. I don't know my own strength. Ironically, that's the very reason I attend the gym regularly. I want to know my own strength. I want to know what my limits are, and then try to exceed them. Apart from breaking the rowing machine, my fitness regime is going swimmingly (without the swimming, obvs). I have learnt a lot. I know about cross trainers, treadmills and weights. I thought a Dip Assist was someone telling me wher...
Tags: Learning, Fitness, Lifestyle, Cycling, Assessment, Gym, Calories, Treadmill, eLearning, Kilometres, Weight Training, Maidenhead, John Hattie, Steve Wheeler, Plymouth England, Wiliam


One Thing Missing in Most E-learning Courses

Between the workshops I run, blog emails received, and helping in the community, I get to see hundreds of e-learning courses. A common issue for many courses is transitioning from sharing content to helping people use the content to make the appropriate decisions. Many course developers focus on making the content interactive, which is good. But much of the interactivity is novel or exists at a very basic level. What tends to be missing is the more complex decision-making interactivity. The cha...
Tags: London, Prague, Assessment, Interaction Design, Edinburgh, Dublin, eLearning, E-learning, Instructional Design, Durham NC, Tom Kuhlmann, Online Course Design, E-learning 101


Here’s an Easy Way to Troubleshoot Courses with Variables

Variables add all sorts of capability to the learning experiences you create. They allow to move past linear, click-and-read content to more complex interactions with branched scenarios and personalized, adaptive learning. Today I’d like to share a tip that really comes in handy when working with variables. It’ll save time and really help when you use a bunch of variables that are interdependent. The 1-2-3 of Variables Working with variables is a three-step process: Create the variable: whic...
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How to be Successful in the E-Learning Industry

Successful e-learning is measured in many ways. It’s important to provide measurable value. However, a large part of success revolves around how others view your contributions. Thus it’s important to manage how you work with customers and how they understand your contributions. If you’re just getting started, here are some things to keep in mind: Successful E-Learning Pleases the Customer Your customer is why you have a job. Thus it’s important to ensure the customer’s needs are met. Who is y...
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How to be Successfull in the E-Learning Industry

Successful e-learning is measured in many ways. It’s important to provide measurable value. However, a large part of success revolves around how others view your contributions. Thus it’s important to manage how you work with customers and how they understand your contributions. If you’re just getting started, here are some things to keep in mind: Successful E-Learning Pleases the Customer Your customer is why you have a job. Thus it’s important to ensure the customer’s needs are met. Who is y...
Tags: London, Prague, Assessment, Professional Development, Edinburgh, Dublin, eLearning, E-learning, Project Management, Durham NC, St Louis MO, Tom Kuhlmann, E-learning 101, Performance Consulting, Articulate Community Roadshow Register, ATD St Louis