Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Blog Assignment: Evaluating and Identifying Online Resources

A door is what a dog is perpetually on the wrong side of. ~ Ogden Nash

The site I chose to use for evaluating and identifying online resources is the site Big Dog& Little Dog’s Performance Juxtaposition http://www.nwlink.com/~donclark/index.html This is a web resource for locating great links, information and the finest knowledge on performance training and leadership. This site has been on the Internet for over 15 years. This website has been around for a long time, there is far more valuable information located in here including an area on knowledge which we discussed this week.  Donald Clark is the author and has received many accolades for his site, which determine that it is a great resource for information.

Like we are studying this week and in the previous week, Clark covers knowledge extensively, http://www.nwlink.com/~donclark/knowledge/knowledge.html. Knowledge is the perception of the agreement or disagreement of two ideas — John Locke.
Let’s look further into this arena; Clark has given us the theories and ideas behind learning, including the citations for his sources, which are located on the bottom. I am sure glad he found these sources they assist in giving his site some level of credibility.

Now let us shift toward his Learning area. There is more information in here than is covered for this week’s class. It is helpful that the resource includes an outline for learning. Briefly, I can say that he covers areas of learning dealing from Delivery, Design Approach, Inquisitory, Expository, and Design Architecture to eLearning and Flow. Happily, there was mention of learning for coaching, Coaching - Decrease direction (so that learner can learn - trial & error) and increase support (needs emotional support due to some failure)

Let’s talk about the design on the site. It does look old, and that could confuse the reader with it being out of touch with the information. This is not the case because the information presented is very much relevant to today. Clark may not be an expert in design or might not care, but he demonstrates a wealth of knowledge in learning, training, leadership and all things related to improving human performance.

To summarize this site, I will say that there is a great deal of information here. It’s very choc full of information for learning. Try to look for something you are after, and you will get a little more.


Clark, D. R. (2004).The Art and Science of Leadership. Retrieved July 1, 2012 from http://nwlink.com/~donclark/leader/leader.html

Monday, April 16, 2012

Blog Assignment: Evaluating and Identifying Online Resources

The second resource I chose is straight out of the Walden University Library. It’s actually a research paper on the benefits of transfixing traditional learning methods into an eLearning environment. This research paper talks about the learning theories that are used in the physical classroom. What is learned through these traditional methods for the class was applied towards an eLearning community. The author August Tsai researches how the use of a proposed hybrid eLearning course could work if the learning considered the individuals strengths and weaknesses. Here we discover there are some limitations in the classroom that are not evident in an eLearning community. Learning materials and supplements to learning are recorded and used as digital content. In the end, this is a win-win situation. There are great opportunities for improving upon conventional teaching and learning methods in a traditional classroom. There are a great deal of endless learning and invention when it comes to integrating these learning theories into a digital realm.


TSAI, A. (2011). A HYBRID E-LEARNING MODEL INCORPORATING SOME OF THE PRINCIPAL LEARNING THEORIES. Social Behavior & Personality: An International Journal, 39(2), 145-152. doi:10.2224/sbp.2011.39.2.145