Monthly Archives: March 2008

The BBP Blog by Cliff Atkinson » How to Fix a Top BBP Storyboard Mistake

Do you have a “slide carousel mindset” when you design? I agree with Cliff that we should be looking at things with a filmmaker’s lens instead. After all we are telling a story aren’t we?

The BBP Blog by Cliff Atkinson » How to Fix a Top BBP Storyboard Mistake

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BOOKSTOREAD.COM

I just found this on Bookstoread.com. The purpose of the Top Ten Lists is to showcase the bookshelves of leaders in the field.

If you’re familiar with instructional design literature you’ll know most, if not all of these names. Allison Rossett, David Merrill, Jeroen Van Merrienboer & more! They each give their personal top 10 ID books. Great stuff!

This would be a great fit with Cammy Bean’s dialog with Dr. John Curry and others.

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Dave’s Whiteboard » Blog Archive » SME? Not for me

Great post about SMEs vs. “expert practioners”. I like what Dave says in this paragraph in particular.  

A subject-matter expert can trace the theoretical route of some process (along with its uncles, grandparents, and third cousins twice removed). An expert practitioner can tell you from direct experience how that process operates in the real world of work, why she makes the decisions she does, and what happens as a result.

I like how he differentiates the two. Go read the rest of his post too.

Dave’s Whiteboard » Blog Archive » SME? Not for me

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iterating toward openness – Simple Wins

Replace “APP…” with presentation or e-learning design. Which one is easier to “get”? I don’t think there is any question. Do you?

 

iterating toward openness – Simple Wins

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How to write multiple-choice questions that simulate the real world » Making Change

Great question writing tip from Cathy Moore. 

How to write multiple-choice questions that simulate the real world » Making Change

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Screencasting vs Slidecasting demo

Via pafa.net, I found this very nice piece that touches on screencasting vs. slidecasting. The best thing is that it provides a nice, quick look at the tools involved to create both. They’ve even included some of my favorites such as Wink, Camtasia and Audacity. If you’re just getting started with either type of “casting” this is definitely worth a look.

pafa.net » Slidecast demo on slideshare.net

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Question your work – (37signals)

Based on the large corporate wide project I’ve been working on lately I really wish everyone could avoid the “group think” and ask themselves Jason’s questions from this post. I just spent 45 minutes discussing whether or not there should be a “corporate governance” around using dashes (-) vs underscores (_) in course IDs within the new LMS.

  • Why are we doing this?
  • What problem are we solving?
  • Is this actually useful?
  • Are we adding value?
  • Will this change behavior?
  • Is there an easier way?
  • What’s the opportunity cost?
  • Is it really worth it?

Question your work – (37signals)

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