Mon.Feb 04, 2013

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10 Interaction Design Tips

The eLearning Coach

Make your interactions enjoyable and easy to use. Post from: The eLearning Coach 10 Interaction Design Tips. eLearning Design

How-To Adult Learning


This show was developed in 2010 for an NGO in South Africa has been used all over the place since then. It contains some Nuggets of Truthiness that most people developing learning programs for adults Anywhere and Everywhere would be well advised to learn. Amazing how we miss the basics in our quest for faster, cheaper, mobile. Brain Rules Education Learning

Gaming, Story Learning and Feedback Loop

Vignettes Learning

Synthesis: The process of developing scenario-based lessons and interactive storytelling modalities require feedback mechanisms both from the participants and co-developers. It has a screen on which you can monitor the source of energy in the car as the engine and battery join forces to power the car. If you coast down a hill, you can see the tires recharging the battery. literally in this case.”

Nuts and Bolts: Seeing the Forest by Jane Bozarth

Learning Solutions Magazine

Those who are closest to a situation can be the last to notice a problem when it exists. Experts can have trouble getting beyond their expertise to find a better solution. Here’s a way to solve the old instructional design paradox: When you can’t see the forest for the trees. Design Strategies Getting Started Instructional Design

Attract, Engage, and Develop Talent using Open Badges: An IBM case study

Companies have an incredible opportunity to use badges to help attract, engage, recognize and develop talent. There have been significant developments around digital credentials and particularly the fast rise of badges and micro-credentials. Learning Professionals need to be aware of what's happening and innovators should be taking a leading role. In this session, David will go through the well-known IBM Open Badge Program to help explain badge programs.

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Storytellers Become The Story: Obama and Hilary

Vignettes Learning

Synthesis: Results of a neuroscience study explain how storytelling builds empathy among people who collectively listen to it. If plain storytelling could already create impact, imagine what interactive narratives using state-of-the-art technologies could further achieve. Back then, Barack Obama was at the threshold of becoming the first Afro-American US President. They feel what you feel.

Top 5 Courses to Prevent the Next Super Bowl Emergency


Last night during the Super Bowl, as the power outage reached the 20 minute mark, I could only wince thinking of the panicked stadium operations team hustling to get the lights back on. What worse time to experience a failure than when you’ve got thousands of people trapped in Superdome and another hundred million watching you on TV?  eLearning Solutions

Being an A-list Company Pays

CLO Magazine

Learning leaders’ contributions to position their organizations as the Best Companies to Work For should not be underestimated. Wine bars, Botox injections and free food are just some of the benefits employees can expect at companies that make up Fortune magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For. While these kinds of benefits get attention from the media, the contributions from learning leaders who position their organizations on this list should not be underestimated. The key questions are why should you want to be an A-list company, and what can you do to get there?

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Real mLearning

Clark Quinn

Too many times, at conference expos and advertisements, it appears that folks are trying to say that courses on a tablet (or phone) are mlearning. On the contrary, I’ll suggest that courses on a phone or a tablet are e learning. Then, what is mlearning? My argument is pretty simple: just because courses are on a different device, if they’re a traditional course – page turning with knowledge test, a virtual classroom, or even a simulation – if it’s only made touch-enabled, it’s still just elearning. So, when is it really mlearning? design mobile

New Brandon Hall Group report forecasts major shift in 2016 online learning trends

Companies are increasingly dissatisfied with online learning tools, prompting many to reinvest in technology that supports a modern training approach. Download the report from Brandon Hall Group to see how new investments are bringing real business results.

Desperately seeking the Holy Grail of #mlearning authoring platforms

Tayloring it

If you haven’t seen this article by Float Learning, then I’d advise you taking a look, particularly if you are / have plans to maximise the growing mobile device phenomena (if you aren’t, prepared to be overtaken by your your employees AND your competitors). GoMo by Epic. Linestream by Line. Tango by Certpoint. So, I’d like to repeat Chad’s plea.

Jay’s Informal Learning Super Deck

Jay Cross

This deck is my starting point when I’m asked to do a presentation about informal learning. Some of these 350 slides are eight years old; most are less than 24 months. Flip through the slides. guarantee you’ll end knowing more. about informal learning than you did on the way in. On my Walkabout I am experimenting with openness. I’m going to be much more open. I am narrating my work and being more transparent with my thinking. That’s one reason I just posted all my slides. Attend to what’s happening without trying or wishing for change. It is what it is.

Steve Wozniak #eli3 Keynote Mindmap

Clark Quinn

The legendary Steve “The Woz” Wozniak was the opening keynote at the 3rd International Conference of e-Learning and Distance Learning. In a wide-ranging, engaging, and personal speech, Steve made a powerful plea for the value of the thoughtful learner and intrinsic motivation, project-based learning, social, and self-paced learning. design meta-learning social strategy

#EDCMOOC: utopias & dystopias – looking to the past (part 1)

Good To Great

Last week, I enrolled on Edinburgh University’s Coursera MOOC called E-learning and Digital Cultures. I did this partly out of curiosity about MOOCs generally and partly because this particular course sounded like it might be interesting. But for the time being I’m giving it the benefit of the doubt and exploring the content to see what I can take from it. Bendito Machine III. Inbox.

Whitepaper: When The LMS Isn’t Enough

In this whitepaper, you will discover the main reasons why the LMS alone is no longer meeting the needs of the modern learner. More importantly, you will learn what you can do to enhance its value.

Designing a PowerPoint Screencast Using Camtasia

Visual Lounge

Guest post by Michael F. Ruffini, Ed.D. Screencasts are an effective teaching tool that offers instructors greater versatility in developing lesson plans. Their many instructional applications include step-by-step process, demonstrations, tutorials, and presentations. Students can watch a screencast video at their convenience, pausing and reviewing as often as needed. Screencasts can be designed to let students personalize their learning and highlight important information as they proceed at their own pace. ” 3. Create and produce your own screencast. Screencast PowerPoint Model. Credits.

#EDCMOOC week 1: utopias and dystopias

Good To Great

Last week, I enrolled on Edinburgh University’s Coursera MOOC called E-learning and Digital Cultures. I did this partly out of curiosity about MOOCs generally and partly because this particular course sounded like it might be interesting. But for the time being I’m giving it the benefit of the doubt and exploring the content to see what I can take from it. Bendito Machine III. Inbox.

TCEA Convention and Digital Learning Day

Visual Lounge

Next week several TechSmithies will be traveling to Austin, Texas where TechSmith is exhibiting at TCEA 2013 , a convention for tech-loving and tech-learning educators. The The convention brings together campus and district-level educators for a networking and learning experience that stimulates growth and innovation. Just tweet any of us if you want to meet up or need help finding the booth!