Learning Thursday #2: Project-Based Learning

Earlier this month, I started the Learning Thursday blog series, which features a new learning and development article every other week that has a unique perspective.  I’ll also post some discussion points for those who would like to reflect on the article.  If you’d like to participate, please follow me here on the Adobe eLearning blog and comment on this week’s article:

Krajcik, J., & Blumenfeld, P. (2006). Project-based learning. In R. K. Sawyer (Ed.), Cambridge handbook of the learning sciences (pp. 317–334). New York, NY: Cambridge University Press. Google Scholar

(The Google Scholar link will take you to a free PDF of the article.)

Introductory Paragraph: Any teacher or parent can tell you that many students are bored in school. But many of them tend to assume that boredom is not a problem with the best students, and that if students tried harder or learned better they wouldn’t be bored. In the 1980s and 1990s, education researchers increasingly realized that when students are bored and unengaged, they are less likely to learn (Blumenfeld et al., 1991). Studies of student experience found that almost all students are bored in school, even the ones who score well on standardized tests (Csikszentmihalyi, Rathunde, & Whalen, 1993). By about 1990, it became obvious to education researchers that the problem wasn’t the fault of the students; there was something wrong with the structure of schooling. If we could find a way to engage students in their learning, to restructure the classroom so that students would be motivated to learn, that would be a dramatic change.

After reading the article, please add a comment with your thoughts on one (or all) of these questions:

  1. Can you give an example of a project-based learning experience you’ve had?
  2. What is one topic you would like to deliver using a project-based learning approach?
  3. How can learning technology be used to support project-based learning?

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Learning Thursday #1: Mobile Technologies in Education

We’re almost to the new year, so I figure I’ll start a new blog post series.    I’m going to put out a new learning and development article every other week that has a unique perspective.  I’ll also post some discussion points for those who would like to reflect on the article.  If you’d like to participate, please follow me here on the Adobe eLearning blog and comment on our first article:

Vavoula, G., Sharples, M., Lonsdale, P., Rudman, P., & Meek, J. (2007). Learning bridges: Mobile technologies in education. Educational Technology, 47(3), 33–37. Google Scholar

(The Google Scholar link will take you to JSTOR, where you can read this article for free.)

Abstract: MyArtSpace is a service for children to spread their learning between schools and museums using mobile phones linked to a personal Web space. Using MyArtSpace as an example, the authors discuss the possibilities for mobile technology to form bridges between formal and informal learning. They also offer guidelines for designing such bridges.

Please add a comment with your thoughts on one (or both) of these questions:

  1. Have you seen a learning experience in the corporate world that is similar to the MyArtSpace experience discussed in the article?
  2. Can you think of an environment other than a museum where this sort of learning experience would be effective?

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Is there any difference between Captivate 2019 for Mac vs Captivate 2019 for Windows?

I just bought a new subscription to Captivate 2019.

I have a MacBook Pro 15 for Mac OS apps (Adobe CC, etc) and Parallels 14 with Windows 10 for PC apps (Storyline, Office for Windows, etc.)

Is there any difference between Captivate 2019 for Mac vs Captivate 2019 for Windows?

Which Captivate 2019 should I install – Mac OS version or Windows 10 version?

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Publish for Devices (App)

We operate a public nursing education website that has hundreds of quizzes, games and apps. We custom program our apps (versions of our quizzes) for iOS (iPhone / iPad), Android phones and tablets, and Amazon Kindle. Our apps are available from the Apple Store, Google Play and Amazon. The use of the apps represents only a small portion of total use of our educational nursing resources. Also, the apps require considerable time, money and effort to develop, post and maintain.

Captivate 2019 has the option to directly publish apps for Apple and Android. My question is … does anyone use this app application for their e-learning projects? Considering that Captivate publishes responsive output, does the need for app versions even exist anymore? The only advantage of an app that I think of is that users can download it to their device and use it offline. Other than that, I don’t really see any other significant benefits that justify the time and money required to produce and support them.

I need to make a decision soon as to whether to continue offering our nursing educational apps. So the experiences and views of others would be helpful and appreciated.

Thanks,
Russ

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Straight answers to a question that keeps rising

I love the new captivate and will have a very strong focus on VR.

However my question is about wordpress.

I have read about uploading via FTP but am worried about weighing down a training companies website

I have tried the old version of plugin Insert or Embed Adobe Captivate Content into WordPress 

They are now called https://www.elearningfreak.com and have new plugin that didn’t get great reviews  from our members

I’m using learndash that recommend  GrassBlade xAPI companion, and GrassBlade LRS,

My question is what is the best method/third party products for using captivate and wordpress that will run smoothly on all computers and devices.

This post has been going on for years from several people with no clear solution.

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[Free Webinar] How to measure and maximize the ROI of eLearning

There are numerous ways in which training can be delivered and consumed by learners. As new and innovative approaches are gaining momentum, the focus is also shifting on determining the impact and Return on Investment or ROI of online training. But there are limited pointers on how this can be done practically.

So how can you effectively measure the ROI of your online training?

Join us for a free webinar hosted by Asha Pandey, the Chief Learning Strategist at EI Design, where she will showcases EI Design’s integrated approach with a focus on what is the right action at each stage that will impact the ROI of eLearning positively. This begins with the Training Needs Analysis, or TNA phase, and successively builds up right up to the determination of its impact on business. The approach uses Kirkpatrick’s model of training evaluation and Kirkpatrick-Phillips evaluation model of training to measure training effectiveness and arrive at the ROI.

This webinar will provide insights, practical approaches, and tips that will help organizations in determining and maximizing their ROI on eLearning.

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• What is Return on Investment (ROI) on corporate training?
• What ROI methodology can you use?
• What is Kirkpatrick’s model of training evaluation?
• What is Kirkpatrick-Phillips evaluation model of training?
• How can you practically use these models of training evaluation and determine the ROI?
• What are the tips that can be used to maximize the ROI?

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API Error Message

I’m having issues with API Error using the 2017 Captivate release. 10.0.1.285. I have loaded the content to SCORM Cloud and it worked perfectly fine there. Here is the issue, when I publish anything scorm from my machine I get API errors. My cohorts using the same software get completions mark using the same LMS with SCORM 1.2. The only way I can get my course to work on our LMS is by publishing AICC and using the index_AICC.html launch file. What can I do to get rid of the API errors so that I’m able to publish SCORM 1.2 and get completions marked. Does this mean my program is corrupt? Or is it my computer? Would upgrading fix the issue?

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