Visuals from My e.Scape Presentation: Did They Get It? A Dozen Tips for Preparing Effective Online Assessments and Exercises

At the e.Scape conference on technology and teaching at Concordia University, I presented Did They Get It? A Dozen Tips for Preparing Effective Online Assessments and Exercises:

One of the most challenging parts of teaching online is assessing whether students learned anything. Part of the problem results from the affordances of computers in processing responses to questions so many instructors limit themselves to questions that computers can easily process: multiple choice, true/false, and fill-in-the blank. But perhaps part of the problem is that we e-learning instructors let these mechanics of questioning interfere with our conceptualization of the questions. This session explains how to write meaningful assessment questions and use them in online programs.

Follow this link for a copy of the visuals:  http://education.concordia.ca/~carliner/visuals–e-scape–prn.pdf

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Slides from Rethinking Evaluation

Rethinking Evaluation was presented at

LearnX Asia-Pacific

Sydney, Australia

September 10, 2013

Click here to see the visuals from the presentation.

Rethinking Evaluation first busts some myths about the evaluation of training, then suggests some tips for conducting evaluations that might provide different perspectives on the effectiveness of training programs and groups.

Slides from Developing Competent Workers: The Roles of Formal and Informal Learning

Developing Competent Workers: The Roles of Formal and Informal Learning was presented at

LearnX Asia-Pacific

Sydney, Australia

September 10, 2013

Click here to see the visuals from the presentation.

As awareness of informal learning grows along with the technology to support it (like social media and mobile learning), should we “blow up the training department?” as some advocate?  Or do formal and informal learning have important, complementary roles to play, as others note?  This ‘Keynote Impact Session’ explores the issue.  In the process of doing so, it also suggests how training groups might
address both types of learning.

Workplace Training: A Valuable Asset No One Wants to Pay For

In the past few weeks, the airwaves have been filled with “a message from the Quebec government” telling us that workplace training is important.

As listeners, we’re getting the message. But how about as employers, or as employees?

Everyone loves a trained worker, but no one seems willing to pony up the resources necessary to ensure our workforce remains highly skilled.

Over the past several decades, as the rate of technological, economic and sociological change has accelerated — thereby demanding an increase in training — the amount of training provided by employers has actually dropped significantly.

Read the rest of my OpEd piece in the April 27, 2013 edition of the Montreal Gazette at: http://www.montrealgazette.com/Opinion+Workplace+training+valuable+asset+wants/8300838/story.html#ixzz2RtknWkw2

Quoted in Forbes Magazine Online

Some of my recent comments about informal learning (including one about the value of conversations around the water cooler) have found their way into Geri Stengel’s column about the outsourcing of customer service.

Read the entire article here: http://www.forbes.com/sites/geristengel/2012/12/05/outsourcing-customer-service-may-be-penny-wise-and-pound-foolish/.

Slides from My Presentations at the e.Scape Conference

Here are links to copies of the slides from my presentation at e.Scape–The Conference on Knowledge, Teaching, and Technology at Concordia University.

  • Transitioning from In-Class to Online Learning: An Overview for Instructors (Thursday, April 4, 10:00 am) click here.
  • Transitioning from In-Class to Online Learning: An Overview for Instructors (Thursday, April 4, 4:30 pm) click here.
  • What the Evidence Says about Teaching Online (Friday, April 5, 9 am) click here.
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