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Summary of a Literture Review on The Effectiveness of Instructional Games by Robert Hays

Kapp Notes

In 2005, Robert T. Hays, of the Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division published the results of an extensive literature review on games for instruction. It is an expansive look at the literature on the effectiveness of games for learning up until the year 2005. Here is a link to the technical paper. The literature includes research on different tasks, age groups, and types of games.

Why Google Will Enter The E-Learning Industry

LearnDash

I am not really big on “what-ifs”, but I thought about an interesting concept recently as I pondered the current state of our industry. When you consider that e-learning (and now m-learning) is growing exponentially in terms of revenue generated, it’s not all that inconceivable to think that a juggernaut like Google would enter the fray to get their piece of the pie.

4 Ways Gamification Drives Business Results

Bottom-Line Performance

What’s the value of a more informed sales rep? What’s the ROI of a more engaged employee? These types of results are hard to quantify, yet they drive meaningful value for a business. Plenty has been written on the value of games and gamification. Heck, a lot of that has been written by us. But sometimes L&D exists in a vacuum. “You talked with Kayla about social media. points!”

The Emergence Of Mobile Learning For Higher Education In Kingdom Of Saudi Arabia

Upside Learning

With the rapid development of mobile technologies, a new style of learning, termed as mobile learning, has exploded everywhere in the world. This is now considered as an essential learning style in the future. The students can learn just in time in their daily lives whenever they need to learn using mobile devices like Tablets and Smart Phones. JUSUR, LMS System. Saudi Digital Library. 5-Year CAGR.

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#Mobile #Moodle plugins available for download

Ignatia Webs

Great news for all of us Moodle users. Carlos Kiyan and many other contributors have released their plugins for mobile Moodle to the plugins repository. These two plugins started as one of the earliest Mobile Moodle projects (back in 2010: Moodle4iPhone ). The two new themes can be downloaded and applied to your Moodle site (they support Moodle 2.4 devices.

7 Myths in the Online Classroom

Dont Waste Your Time

Photo credit: Lincolnian (Brian) via Photopin / CC. Online learning, or distance learning, or eLearning (or even e-learning) has been around now in various guises for quite some time. This article from eLearn Magazine “7 Student Myths of the Online Classroom” highlights some of the more popular myths surrounding the student’s perspective of online learning. Don’t be silly.

Summary of #Games Research Qualitative Literature Review Conducted by Fengfeng Ke

Kapp Notes

Most of the time a meta-analysis of studies looks at only the numbers as a means of comparison. Here is an interesting qualitative meta-analysis and the highlights of the results. Fengfeng Ke, a researcher focusing on digital game-based learning, computer-supported collaborative learning, and simulations for instructional use, conducted a review of 89 research articles that provided empirical data on the application and effectiveness of computer-based instructional games. Ke chose to conduct a qualitative meta-analysis. She analyzed 256 reports and eliminated 167 for various reasons. 2009).

5 Challenges Developing E-Learning as a Revenue Stream

Connect Thinking

With the promise of faster national and global broadband networks comes opportunities for entrepreneurs in the training industry. As an independent e-learning consultant, I’m often asked how to develop e-learning courses as a viable revenue stream for their business - to sell to clients. You can imagine the answer is complex. Analyse your idea. It all sounds like a good idea.

Transform Your Video Strategy for Enterprise Learning & Communication

We sat down with Tom Clancy, former CLO of EMC, to discuss the role of video in the future of enterprise learning and communication.

The nature of e-learning in Australia

Spark Your Interest

This post is written by Ryan Tracey. The young nation of Australia has a rich history in e-learning. They say necessity is the mother of invention, and so in 1951 the  School of the Air  was launched to educate children dispersed across the outback. From Kalgoorlie in the west to the aptly named Longreach in the east, school students in remote communities received their instruction over the radio.

E-Learning events in Australia in 2013

E-Learning Provocateur

2013 has well and truly arrived. That means it’s time to plan your next round of professional development events to attend. If you’ll be down under over the next 12 months, may I draw your attention to the following… ACE2013 – Australasian Computing Education Conference. • Where: Adelaide. • When: 29 January – 1 February 2013. • More info: ACE2013.

2013: The Year to Step into eLearning

B Online Learning

The world of eLearning is vast and it is growing by the day. There are plenty of training professionals who would like to venture into eLearning but hardly know where to begin. At first eLearning can seem rather intimidating, especially when people are talking about LMSs, MOOCS, mobile learning, social learning and authoring tools. What [.]. Articulate

Moving from Linear to Non-linear Courses: 3 Simple Tips

Raptivity

We have all witnessed the recent paradigm shift from linear to non-linear e-learning courses. Well, this means that instructional designers are all on their toes struggling to create non-linear designs. Creating designs that allow learners to explore knowledge through challenges [.].

Customer Training Completion Rates

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Adobe Captivate 6: Instant Answer Feedback

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Lori Smith  Adding a quiz to an eLearning lesson gives you the ability to assess a learner's comprehension. Certainly tracking comprehension and pass/fail rates is important for anyone designing a course. However, quizzes can often be stressful to the learner. treat quizzes as an opportunity for me to communicate with my learner.   Me: "Hey Bob."

E-Learning events in Australia in 2013

E-Learning Provocateur

2013 has well and truly arrived. That means it’s time to plan your next round of professional development events to attend. If you’ll be down under over the next 12 months, may I draw your attention to the following… ACE2013 – Australasian Computing Education Conference. • Where: Adelaide. • When: 29 January – 1 February 2013. • More info: ACE2013.

Questions about Instructional Design Careers

Experiencing eLearning

Last month, a reader named Jackie asked me a number of thoughtful questions about transitioning from teaching K-12 public school to instructional design. She graciously agreed to let me publish some of her questions and my answers here, since I thought others might be in similar positions and share these questions. Question mark made of puzzle pieces by Horia Varlan, on Flickr. CC-By.

The Role of Incentives in Learning (Hint: Read to the end to get a reward!)

Social Learning

One of the little absurdities of human nature that I’ve always found fascinating is how easily we allow our actions and priorities to be shaped by rewards and incentives that are not, when you think about them, very rewarding or incentivizing. I was recently reminded of this rule while walking [.] The post The Role of Incentives in Learning (Hint: Read to the end to get a reward!) appeared first on Social Learning Blog. Performance Improvement social learning Uncategorized corporate training instructional design learning incentives

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Skill based learning – How it drives an organization’s performance

Training and learning organizations today play an active role in contributing to the bottom line of any organization by aligning their objectives to the immediate business objectives. This provides a solid ground for cost justification and encourages businesses to place training groups right where they should be, at the heart of a growing, thriving, learning culture.

Reading: “Online learning in the workplace”

Dont Waste Your Time

Like many of my peers I read around my ‘subject’ a lot. Sometimes I print copies out and store them, other times I save to favourites (on Twitter mainly , very rarely to a browser), or to Delicious (when I remember to use it). The Australasian Journal of Educational Technology is always worth looking at as the papers are interesting and varied. world. 2012). link].

50 free sources of learning content for your curation

Stoatly Different

Christmas always brings a conundrum. The kids want new toys, but they don’t play with the ones they’ve already got! Dutifully, you spend your hard earned cash adding to the pile of toys. Recognition is fleeting. By the time you read this blog, all new toys will have become a part of the amorphous mass of toys that sits in the corner of the bedroom. There they are doomed to remain, relatively untouched for the rest of the year, until of course the cycle begins again. Nothing changes as we get older. Or indeed when we move to the world of work. New toys, that’s what we need.

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Kindle Singles - a sign of the times

Clive on Learning

I read a lot in the course of my work - blog posts, reports, books, magazines - but in reality I'm just skimming at great speed, looking for highlights. can't remember the last time I sat down and properly studied any piece of non-fiction. Why is this? Well, it could be that, like so many people, I'm just too busy, but it's just as possible that my brain has re-wired to adjust to a change in behaviour brought about by the abundance of material that I just have to read. Once we've wired new circuitry in our brain we long to keep it activated.' Kindle Singles.

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Join #UNESCO #mobile learning week at 18 - 22 February

Ignatia Webs

From 18 - 22 February 2013 the second UNESCO mobile learning week is taking place at the UNESCO European headquarters in Paris, France. It will be a great moment to get together and exchange ideas on the future of education, or at least on how we can change education to reach more people around the world. More information on the sessions and speakers can be found here.

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.

‘PlainText’ App

Dont Waste Your Time

PlainText (iPhone, iPad):  I’ve only just downloaded this app but I can already see the benefits of being able to makes notes and work on documents and store/transfer them through  Dropbox. “PlainText is a simple text editor with an uncomplicated, paper-like user interface. Here are my notes: When you first start the app there some handy hints and tips, read them!

Tired old elearning? Want some ideas? Free Webinar!

Learning Visions

Join me this Tuesday, January 22 at 1:00 eastern for a free webinar hosted by Training Industry and Brainshark. I'll share some tips and strategies for spicing up your eLearning designs - simple tips for better writing and more thoughtful interaction that don't have to blow your budget. Yawn Proof Your eLearning without Busting the Bank. Hope to see you there

You are not the only bee in the hive

Learning and Working on the Web

Joachim Stroh adds some perspective to my post on  tools and competencies for the social enterprise : “It’s about you, but you’re not the only bee in the hive; the further you expand the more you grow.” ” I think this image gives a good view of the various facets people have in the workplace: My Content; My Presence; My Networks; My Tasks; My Reputation; My Goals.

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Why Your Organization Should Support a Knowledge Sharing Culture

Adobe Captivate

There is a fundamental problem that exists in the typical business workplace today. Chances are that you or someone in your office is already painfully aware of it. We’ve seen an explosion in the number of people whose jobs are directly related to their expertise, and for whom ‘what they know’ has become a kind [.].

Leaving performance reviews behind: Where to start [Guide]

Is your company ready to move beyond the annual performance review? Where do you start? What are the keys to success? In this guide, you’ll gain an understanding of: the forces driving change, three foundations of success and take a deep dive into the skills gap many managers have that will sink your efforts before they start and how to address them.