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Creative Commons Infographic: Licenses Explained

Dont Waste Your Time

Do you use images or photos? Do you check with the owner before saving or copying or using? Are you using Creative Commons (CC) images and think that it’s all OK because the image labelled as CC therefore you’ve done all your supposed to? Do you in fact understand what Creative Commons is? If in doubt, before you go any further, watch this video: Creative Commons Explained.

State of the E-Learning Industry [INFOGRAPHIC]


Well it is now official, 2013 is here (so much for all of those Mayan predictions) and there are certainly big things on the e-learning horizon. Before speculating about the next big thing, let’s take a moment to review the current state of the e-learning industry… and what better way to get a quick 5-minute overview than through an infographic. Onward and upward for the industry!

Case Study: Flipped Classrooms Work for Students. Period.


This case study grabbed my attention for several reasons. It is written by the Greg Green, the Principal at Clintondale High School in Clinton Township, Michigan. It talks about how he flipped what he terms ". a financially challenged school near Detroit". The flipped version of the school way out-performed the standard model that was failing in almost every respect. And he wraps it up with the following statement:"Instead of placing blame on each other, we need to recognize the solution, which has been right in front of us the whole time. It’s It’s time to change education forever.".

Flashback of 2012


With the beginning of 2013, it is time to reflect on what Raptivity has achieved in the year 2012. It was an action packed and fun year for Raptivity. Team Raptivity tirelessly brought out some amazing stuff. There were plenty [.].

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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13 Ways to Learn in 2013

The eLearning Coach

Expand your learning options with this list of 13 ways to learn. Post from: The eLearning Coach 13 Ways to Learn in 2013. eLearning 2.0

Do as you would be done by

Clive on Learning

It's the time of year for resolutions. In fact, as I type, it's already 2nd January, so it's already the time for regrets as most resolutions are already broken, but I'll stick with the theme. For the past few years, my resolution has been to take the football less seriously, as my emotional state is so often determined by the run of results of Brighton and Hove Albion FC, but this time it's different. For 2013, I will endeavour to 'do as you would be done by', not in any karmic sense, but as a designer of learning solutions. As a designer, there's a real risk of under-estimating your audience.

Are we more intelligent?

Learning with e's

This is part 2 of the series on technological futures. When discussing the future, especially the future of technology, there are some writers who almost always seem to be quoted. Near the top of the list is the futurologist Ray Kurzweil , who has much to say about our technological future, and also about the growth in human intelligence. Whether we shall see the Singularity is one question.

Tools and competencies for the social enterprise

Learning and Working on the Web

This past year I have worked on several projects that have extended my thinking on how we can use social media to promote cooperation and collaboration within and outside the enterprise. explained some of this in a previous post on enterprise social network dimensions , which is based on the work of several others. Finally, I provide a few words of advice that I have learned from many projects.

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.

The Most Practical Rapid E-Learning Tips from 2012

Rapid eLearning

I’m always sensitive to the elearning developers who have to work with limited resources and usually by themselves. Because of this my goal is to provide practical tips and tricks that offer real value. This year’s 2012 wrap up post features the tips & tricks shared during the past year that can be applied to your elearning courses right away. Rapid E-Learning Tips & Tricks. Free Assets.

Free E-Learning Tutorial: Video for Organisational Learning

Connect Thinking

Podcast 29 of the the Connect Thinking E-learning Academy free video and audio podcast series has recently been released. This is the first in a series of three podcasts exploring the role of video in organisational learning. This episode explores five kinds of video, in particular video for evaluation or assessment activities. You can download our free elearning tutorial series from iTunes.

Communication and learning in a digital age

Learning with e's

The latest issue of the online open journal eLearn Centre Research Paper Series has just been published. Issue 5 considers Communication and Learning in a Digital Age , and features papers from a number of scholars in the field, including my own paper on current research perspectives on digital literacies. The papers originate from a conference held in Barcelona in the Summer of 2012.

"TechSmith Camtasia Studio 8: The Essentials" Kindle Edition Now Available

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

My newest book, "TechSmith Camtasia Studio 8: The Essentials" in now available for the Amazon Kindle. The printed book is with the printer now and should begin shipping next week.   Camtasia eLearning ePub HTML5 mLearning

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.

Top 50 Articles of 2012

Jane Hart

For the last 4 years I have produced a Top 100 articles of the year list. However, this year,  I’ve decided to keep the list to just 50 – that is the 50 articles I enjoyed most from my  2012 Reading List. Once again I’ve created a Wordle to visualize the key themes emerging from the titles of the 50 articles. Social learning

One Learning Designer's Look Back at 2012

Learning Visions

So we've wrapped up 2012 with a few ribbons and bows and have sent it on its way. It was a big year. Some of my professional and personal highlights from 2012 (not that you asked): Growing Kineo US. Our Kineo US team has continued to grow and flourish. It's an exciting journey and I'm proud to be part of the Kineo family. So what did I learn from all that? Well, keep on keeping on. Conferences.

The future of intelligence

Learning with e's

This is the third in a series of blog posts on the future of learning and technology. In my previous blog post I examined the debate about whether we are becoming more intelligent or less intelligent as a result of our prolonged and habituated uses of technology. British computer scientist and philosopher Andy Clark, is of the opinion that we are all naturally aligned to using technology. Peck, K.

The Year In The Rear

Marcia Conner

Reflection isn’t just what you see in the mirror. Consider it a light that can guide what’s in front of you and a way to more carefully examine what’s behind. In that reflection you can revisit what’s happened and ready yourself for what’s next. For me, 2012 was full of the unexpected. Instead I had aggressive kidney-stone surgery in the spring.

Storyboarding for eLearning

Storyboarding is a very important step for creating eLearning courses. But don’t you feel it’s a waste of time to start creating the courses from scratch and copy-paste text and other objects from the storyboard to the eLearning tool for course development.

Learning Resolutions: Make the Investment in Yourself


BE CURIOUS. ASK A LOT OF QUESTIONS. Obviously a lot of learning comes from asking questions. But too often we don''t ask the right question. The right question is far more valuable than a great answer to the wrong question. Eric Schmidt of Google said, “We run this company on questions, not answers.” Questions and the resulting conversations help us along the path to better results.

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On-Line Certificate Program On Gamification Offered by Bloomsburg University

Kapp Notes

Ever wonder about the topic of gamification and how it works? Bloomsburg University’s Institute for Interactive TEchnologies is offering a workshop in January that will help you learn from the comfort of your own computer. Learn about gamification for learning and instruction. Based on the bestselling book, this workshop explores what is Gamification and why learning and development professionals should care? Learn how to apply evidence and research-based tips and techniques for creating engaging instruction. Want to learn more? Want to Register? It starts next week so, don’t delay.

The future of classrooms

Learning with e's

This is the fourth blog post in my series on the future of learning and technology. What will be the future of school classrooms? It is unlikely that we will see the demise of the classroom in the next decade. Those who study the future of education often suggest that the demise of traditional classrooms is not only inevitable, but imminent. As ever, your comments on this blog are welcome.

Petco Maps Out a New Leadership Strategy

CLO Magazine

Learn how Petco leaders fought to win back market share by delivering a consistent customer experience at each of the company’s 1,100 stores. SNAPSHOT : From 2005 to 2007, Petco, a national pet specialty retailer, saw its market position slip as competition grew from big box retailers and boutique stores. Petco leaders fought to win back market share by delivering a consistent customer experience at each of the company’s 1,100 stores. From its inception in 1965, Petco’s mission has been to deliver quality pet products — food, toys, supplies and medicine.

Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success

Off-the-shelf elearning is applicable for a wide audience, but it won’t address your organization’s unique situations or distinctive content. So are these courses all that helpful? For sure! Read on for 7 secrets to make off-the-self learning your own.

Adobe RoboHelp 9: Update to ePub Zip

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

It was recently brought to my attention that users working through my Adobe Robohelp HTML 9: The Essentials book ran into trouble on page 278 (during the ePub activity). When I wrote the RoboHelp 9 book, 7za was the utility that Adobe used to assist in the creation of ePub files. On page 278 of my book, users are instructed to browse for the 7za file (which I included within the book's data files folder). The  The problem is that Adobe released a service patch (9.02) about 9 months after the book was released and ended up replacing 7za with another utility called zip.exe.


Bersin & Associates becomes Bersin by Deloitte

Learning on the Leading Edge

I’m excited to announce that Bersin & Associates has become Bersin by Deloitte. Our business is now a growing enterprise within Deloitte, a global professional services firm. As part of Deloitte Consulting LLP, we will be able to enhance our growth, expand our global reach, and deepen our relationships with clients. Deloitte has aggregate global firm revenues of $31.3 All rights reserve

Facing the future

Learning with e's

At the end of each year many of us tend to focus on the future, wondering what it will bring. We wish each other a happy New Year, and hope that life will treat us kindly. We try to shape our own futures by making New Year resolutions, many of which fall by the wayside after a week or two. Much of our future is not ours to shape. But still we persist in trying to predict the future.

‘Just In Time’ and ‘Just Enough’; or Death to Clippy

Social Learning

In a recent meeting I had the sobering experience of learning that one of my young colleagues1 did not know who Clippy was. Remember him?2 Microsoft’s short-lived avatar that would pop up to try to “help” you with your work? 1 To be fair, my colleague just didn’t know his [.] The post ‘Just In Time’ and ‘Just Enough’; or Death to Clippy appeared first on Social Learning Blog

The Performance Management Storm: Four Macro-Trends Driving the Change

Needed: A shift from traditional performance management systems (organized as an annual review process) to newer performance development systems (organized around real-time dynamics). Download part one in a series to gain insight into why this shift must happen and why it needs to happening now

Learning Technology: Where’s the Money Going?

CLO Magazine

A new survey sheds some light on where learning leaders will invest in learning technology in 2013. Technology is still the hot topic in corporate learning conversations, but how are organizations putting their money where their mouth is? A new survey by learning services provider Impact Instruction Group found that e-learning is still the top learning technology investment heading into 2013, with 86 percent reporting that they are investing heavily in the strategy. “ On many levels, it’s a proven commodity.” “That, in my opinion, is just plain wrong.”

Fiddling with criteria, or, accomplishment versus assessment

Dave's Whiteboard

In a  previous post , I talked about playing music as a form of tacit skill. I’ve also been thinking about accomplishment and assessment: what gets done, so to speak, and what value it has. Tom Gilbert made a useful distinction between measurement and evaluation. Measurement is a description in terms of a more-or-less objective standard. Best under what conditions? What does that mean?

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13 Resolutions for Professional Development in 2013

Learning Journal

Have you made your resolutions yet? I’ve been asking around over the last few days… it would seem that making resolutions at the beginning of a new year may be going out of style. No matter, I am a big proponent, and they work for me. I’ll drafted thoughts for my own resolutions and I’ll finalize them in the next few weeks. If one of your half-formed resolutions is to kick up your own professional development in 2013, here are a few ideas about what you might put on your list. Declare your intentions. Follow the leaders. Make friends. Remove barriers. Write it down.