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Testing Games vs. Teaching Games

Kapp Notes

There is an important difference between games that teach a learner how to do something and games that test what a learner already knows. Too often those two types of games are confused and an instructional designer or other person places the wrong type of game into the curriculum. Testing Games are games where the learner already needs to know the information to be successful. Games

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eLearning: Copyright Caboodle

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by AJ George  Copyright in the eLearning biz can get confusing. Can you use that awesome image you found on Google in your eLearning course? What if it's just for internal view? What if you're going to sell it? What if it's for a paying client to use internally?   Copyright information: Is Using Copyrighted Materials Okay for eLearning? definitely recommend this site.

Learning Trends, Technologies, and Opportunities – New White Paper by Sharon Boller

Bottom-Line Performance

Sharon Boller , President of Bottom-Line Performance, has authored a new white paper: “Learning Trends, Technologies and Opportunities.” ” Using both quantitative research and anecdotal evidence from our work with Fortune 500 clients, Sharon uncovers both what the learning and development field currently looks like AND where is it headed in the next 12 – 18 months.

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20 Most Popular Learning Management Systems [INFOGRAPHIC]

LearnDash

In recent years, one thing has become abundantly clear: the learning management system market is growing by leaps and bounds.  I remember the days when the only viable LMS was Blackboard – and the cost for implementation was somewhere to the tune of $25,000. Today it isn’t enough to offer a piece of software – people want solutions. 2012 Capterra, Inc.

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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Activities, resources and assessments - your flexible friends

Clive on Learning

I'm currently working with a client that is looking to assemble a curriculum of learning modules for thousands of NGO personnel working in developing countries across the world. These modules are just one element in a wider learning architecture that looks to develop a range of core competences through a variety of means - experiential, on-demand, non-formal and formal. Thankfully, the core educational philosophy and approach does not need to vary, just the mechanics. It would be easy to just miss out this element for self-directed learners, but this would be second best. instructional design

Learning at the Water Cooler and Everyplace Else

KnowledgeStar

I cannot believe how duped we've been to think of learning as an event. It is artifact of the Industrial Revolution and a terrible conceit on the part of the educational institutions we developed. Learning starts BEFORE we are born and (for all we actually know) continues AFTER we are dead. We are in a very real sense Continuous Learning Organisms. Continuous Learning Education Learning

The moot point of MOOCs

E-Learning Provocateur

Some people are head-over-heels in love with MOOCs. Or perhaps more accurately, the idea of MOOCs. They believe the new paradigm will democratise – and even revolutionise – education. Others, however, consider MOOCs a passing fad, an unsustainable business model, yet another a buzzword destined for the scrapheap like so many before it. happen to stand somewhere in the middle. believe MOOCs will democratise education to some extent, and they will revolutionise the delivery of education. And don’t forget the intangibles of marketing. just don’t buy it.

So…How Do You Build eLearning For iPads?

Upside Learning

Now that we have thought about what we can do with our existing courseware let’s think about building some new eLearning and what’s all the fuss about HTML5. Not surprisingly, there is a plethora of rapid authoring tools available today that do this. Naturally, Apple have their own – the iBook Author, an eBook authoring application. and later. Surprised? So what’s the fuss about HTML5?

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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.

How to Buy a LMS

eLearning 24-7

Before you jump into purchasing a LMS it makes sense to cover the basics, understand the jargon, decide if you want to go it alone or hire a consultant and last but not least realize you are not alone in the process. Jargon. The industry uses a lot of jargon and it is easy to become confused.  Let’s break down the most common terms and two new terms hitting the space. LMS – Learning Management System – most commonly sought out by folks. Can include talent management/performance management features or add-on modules (which are often built into the system, but turned off).

E-Learning Authoring Tool Comparison

E-learning Uncovered

We get lots of questions about our opinion on the major e-learning authoring tools.  A while back, I did a comparison grid to help outline the key differences.  There have been a lot of changes to the authoring tool landscape in the last 12 months, so I thought I’d update it. . Studio and Storyline are usually on sale for about $1400 each.  The rest is primarily form- and template- based. 

Improve eLearning By Pulling These Five Levers

The eLearning Coach

Pull these levers a bit more with every new course. Post from: The eLearning Coach Improve eLearning By Pulling These Five Levers. Instructional Design

Have You mEnabled Your eLearning For iPads?

Upside Learning

Since its launch, back in April 2010, Apple has sold more than 100 million iPads – a mind boggling quantity unmatched and way ahead of any other device manufacturer. It literally revolutionised the ‘hand held’ mobile, tablet market across the world. fact supported by the recent news that Barclays, one of the world’s largest banks, has just bought 8,500 iPads for use by their branch staff!

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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.

Mobile Performance Support (PS): There's an App for That!

Ontuitive

These days it seems we don't go anywhere without a mobile connection of some kind. Smartphones and now tablets are just part of our daily existence, allowing us to stay connected wherever we are. No one who’s seriously gone mobile should be surprised to hear that the mobile workforce is growing. It’s huge! recent IDC report says that this year, the number of mobile workers will total 1.3 billion around the world-- an impressive 37.2% of the workforce. This is just the beginning

Adobe RoboHelp 10: Ping the LNG

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Kevin Siegel    I received the following email from a RoboHelp developer: "Hi Kevin, I've been developing user assistance in RoboHelp for many years and that means converting the sites every time I get the latest version of RoboHelp.  When I export an older site to Word, the Table of Contents heading exports as "Table Of Contents."

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How Mobile Devices are Influencing User Interface Design

Absorb LMS

“Dear Doctor, I’m concerned about Stanley. He has developed an unusual growth between his left thumb and index finger. The growth is the size of an average hardcover book, yet thinner. One side is silver and emblazoned with the image of an apple. The other glows with an iridescent light. Stanley does not appear to be in any pain. Sincerely, —Concerned” . Here are some examples.

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The Future of Workplace Training

The Peformance Improvement

Paul Matthews, in a blog post titled, “The future of training is not training,” argues that workplace training needs to be about building capability not delivering courses. He writes: Many people in training seldom stop to think why they are doing the training. The logistics and hassles of keeping the training department running are sufficient to fill up their days and obscure the real purpose. Matthews goes on to say that the future of training is in building the capability of employees to do their jobs more effectively. Today, resources are too precious. p.32). Why Learn?

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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.

The role of the L&D function IS changing.

Jane Hart

A recent   press release  about Bersin by Deloitte’s new industry study,  The Corporate LearningFactbook® 2013: Benchmarks, Trends, and Analysis of the U.S. Training Market included the following finding from the study. “ The L&D footprint continues to shrink. Although This trend is one sign of the changing role of the L&D function, which no longer is “the place” for learning.

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Supporting Critical Thinking in eLearning by Bill Brandon

Learning Solutions Magazine

Elearning design (and many authoring tools) may often support rote learning, recall of information, and acquisition of discrete skills, but not use of the information or skills to solve difficult problems, evaluate ideas, or settle arguments. Is there a way to use eLearning to develop or sharpen critical. thinking skills? This article explores the question and suggests some answers.

How Mobile Devices are Influencing User Interface Design

Absorb LMS

“Dear Doctor, I’m concerned about Stanley. He has developed an unusual growth between his left thumb and index finger. The growth is the size of an average hardcover book, yet thinner. One side is silver and emblazoned with the image of an apple. The other glows with an iridescent light. Stanley does not appear to be in any pain. Sincerely, —Concerned” . Here are some examples.

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Adobe Captivate 6: Customize the Date Variable with a Little Interpretation

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Lori Smith  I was recently asked by a fellow Captivate developer if it was possible to show the date on a Captivate slide. My answer was a quick yes. use the  cpInfoCurrentDateString  variable within a text caption. When previewed, the date on the learner's computer will appear within the caption. The developer needed a bit more. Variable. What it Displays. Displays as.

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.

How to Twitter: the infographic

Jane Hart

Just found this! Good summary of twitter for those yet to explore it. Source: Uploaded by user via David on Pinterest. Twitter

Life in the UK

ProProfs

The Life in the UK test is taken by migrants wanting to settle permanently in the UK who already speak English to a sufficient standard ? and meet our stricter rules for permanent migration. Candidates taking the test must get 75% of the

Go Slow, Quickly: Make the Move to Mobile

CLO Magazine

It’s time to get on the mobile bandwagon. Mobile will be to today’s learning what e-learning was to the classroom. There are now 1 billion smartphones globally. Each is a powerful computer in one’s hand. As learning professionals, we have a use for these devices. Mobile learning will grow tremendously and eventually become dominant. We have gone through the big promise and the retrenchment; now it is time for deliberate action. Compare this to the emergence of e-learning in the ’90s. They were prepared to look for the business ROI and roll out innovative solutions that delivered.

I have finally done it.

ID Reflections

I have finally done it. After months of soul-searching, rationalizing and deploying all other tactics we humans typically do when we don't want to take a decision, I have finally done it. Taken the decision to leave ThoughtWorks. My fellow ThoughtWorkers will know why this took me months and why it's perhaps one of the toughest decisions I have ever taken. But this post is for those who don't know ThoughtWorks. On the surface, it's a software development and consultancy firm, best known for bringing Agile to the world of s/w development. But that's only the surface.

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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.