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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.

How to Create a Customer Training Strategy

Want to develop an effective customer training strategy for your organization? Download this guide to learn some simple steps you can follow to set your team up for success. Click to download.

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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.

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

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).

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.

Take Charge of your eLearning environment

Learn how to maximize the impact of your learning by aligning to the goals of your organization, how to establish a learning culture with gamification including leaderboards and badges. Discover a learning content management system that is both powerful and easy to configure and manage.

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 [.].

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.

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."

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.

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 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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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.

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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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.

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

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 [.].

Innovative Customers in Action

Vikas Joshi on Interactive Learning

According to Tom Kelley, the innovation guru, one of the ten faces of an innovator is that of an anthropologist - someone who really understands what people want, and why. Well, when it comes to software tools, who knows what users want better than the users themselves? We recently discovered this quite serendipitously. user on Raptivity community, InteractivityHub , suggested we build a learning interaction that involves characters and speech bubbles. His idea was to allow the course designer to input a dialog, and then for the software to render it in speech bubbles in a sequence.

The citizen journalists are taking over

Clive on Learning

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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.

TechSmith Camtasia Studio 8: Timeline Groups

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Kevin Siegel    I've been developing eLearning lessons in TechSmith Camtasia for years. One of the biggest drawbacks to using the tool was the inability to group Timeline objects. That shortcoming has been addressed in version 8 of the Studio. Creating a group is simple. On Right-click the selected objects and choose  Group. Looking to learn Camtasia quickly?

Your Finger's in the Dike and the Dam's About to Burst!

Ontuitive

Why 2013 is the year for Performance Support. It's January 2013 and the dam is about to burst. For the past few years I think we've become a little complacent, plugging our finger in the dike but only standing in ankle-deep water. But that's about to change! The economic downturn of 2009 is now fading into the past. Businesses are growing again, competition is heating up, and the outlook for the future is bright again. The dam is getting full

Game Architecture: Delivering Meaningful Learning Experiences by Mayra Aixa Villar

Learning Solutions Magazine

Recent research challenges the assumption that games are not an appropriate channel for learning. By focusing on delivering the necessary experience, designers can produce meaningful, engaging eLearning as games. Here are guidelines to effective mechanics, story, aesthetics, and technology selection that support contextualized practice, invitation to action, and self-assessment of decisions.

The Secret to Designing Training For Busy Schedules

Mindflash

When one gets started in e-learning, it is easy to think, “This is great, now we don’t have to do classroom training anymore.” ” This is certainly one benefit of e-learning. However, you do not have to think of this as an either/or proposition. There are a variety of ways in which blending learning methods can be applied. You’ve Got One Hour. “Three hours?

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.