Tag: MindMeld

Preliminary Research Validates MindMeld SME Collaboration Model

Aleckson's Five Factors of Micro-Collaboration

In 2011, Penny Ralston-Berg and I published our book, MindMeld: Micro-Collaboration Between eLearning Designers and Instructor Experts. The book was the result of my seven years of doctorate research at the University of Wisconsin into best practices for developing online interactive learning objects (ILOs). The central tenet of MindMeld is my Five Factors of Micro-Collaboration, […]

Gamification Basics

Gamification is revolutionizing the field of learning and development. That was the main thrust of the Game On! Gamification Strategies for Instructional Designers and Trainers skills seminar I led at the recent ASTD Chicagoland Chapter meeting at the DePaul University School for New Learning on September 18th. Using micro-credentials to reward users for acquiring new knowledge or […]

eLearning Book Review: The Accidental Instructional Designer

Instructional designers and eLearning managers can learn something from Cammy Bean’s book Here’s a question for the eLearning managers out there: How many members of your instructional design team got involved in the field by accident? As the demand for training within organizations, professional associations, industries, and businesses continues to outpace the supply of formally […]

Active Learning at Conferences

Educators have come to understand the need to engage learners in all facets of education.  Even face-to-face environments need hands-on learning activities so that participants are actually getting involved in the subject matter.  When it comes to eLearning, it has been a challenge for distance educators to build activities into an online program that will […]

Online Education Growing- Making Madison DL Conference Relevant

Higher education has been in the news a lot lately: From the rising tuition at Wisconsin’s state schools to the recent announcement of a new online degree program through the University of Wisconsin System. It’s an understatement to say the field of higher education is just “changing,” which is why the 28th Annual Conference on […]