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Reconciling Activity and Decisions

Clark Quinn

In preparing to work with a client on developing their learning science understanding, I realized that I was using two representations about meaningful learner interaction that could be seen to be conflicting.  On the one hand I talk about using decisions as a basis for design, and on the other I refer to activity -based learning. And I have separate diagrams for each. Does it make sense to you?


What is innovative teaching?

Learning with e's

I've fielded a lot of questions recently, during panels discussions and presentations about technology supported learning. Over the next few posts, I want to elaborate on some of these. Here's the first: What factors determine innovative teaching, with or without technology? Nor does a good teacher need to always use technology to maintain their effectiveness. Reference Rogers, E. Unported License.

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When Should You Use Video in eLearning?

eLearning Brothers

Lights, camera, action…everyone loves a video! And, videos make a great addition to eLearning courses. But is a video always the right option? Not always. Here are five questions to ask before you spend the time (or money) adding video to your course: Will this video help increase learners’ understanding of the topic? Will a short video clip suffice? disagree. Can we create a quality video?

How User Friendly is Your LMS?

CLO Magazine

More and more companies are starting to use an all-inclusive learning method, developing employees at all levels, not just senior-level executives. Online and mobile learning enables organizations to reach and include the entire workforce, and it’s worth it. Executives may handle the strategy, but front-line employees have their fingers on the pulse of the customers. Streamline the content.

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How to Choose Between On-Demand and Instructor-Led Training

Not sure whether to offer on-demand or instructor-led training, or both? Each has its pros and cons and your decision will depend on your organization’s needs and goals. Download this eBook to learn which option is better at scale, as well as the resources needed to implement each training type.

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Is Training Falling Short? Turn Up the Pain!

Living in Learning

I just finished reading an amazing book, “Chase the Lion”, by Mark Batterson, where the focus is largely examining change…personal change to be exact. But the same principles he addresses are very relevant for shifting thinking in an organization. The thinking I firmly believe we need to change is how we attempt to build sustained […]. Discovery & Consulting Learning Ecosystems Performance Assessments Performer Support Sustained Capability discovey KPIs learning continuum organizational change management performance consulting

Next book?

Clark Quinn

The time has come to ask: what should be my next book?  I’ve written four so far: Engaging Learning was something I felt was needed because people had written about the importance of games but no one was writing about how to design them, and I could. Then, while I wanted to write about elearning strategy, my publisher wanted a book on mobile and I realized one was needed and the other likely candidates deferred. Hence, Designing mLearning. After that, my publisher’s sister company wanted a book on mlearning for higher education, and I ended up writing  The Mobile Academy.

The 6 Skills Every Active Leader Needs

CLO Magazine

To keep up with a continually changing workplace, leaders need to be truly collaborative partners and realistically commit to building and promoting a learning culture. That means they must constantly develop and apply new skills, and help others in their organization to grow and change their behaviors. They are: Action-Catalyst: An active leader is always focused on driving results.

Back by Popular Demand: Advanced Training at LUC 2017

Everything E-Learning

Kick-start your 2017 Lectora® User Conference experience with a pre-conference training class! We’re offering three of our most popular classes on Tuesday, May 2, 2017, at the Hyatt Regency Cincinnati. Choose from these 3 classes: Lectora Inspire Intermediate Training. In this course, you’ll learn how to take your Lectora knowledge to the next level. Lectora Extreme/Games Training. Questions (e.g.,

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.

Webinar: How to Create Software Simulation Training in Storyline

eLearning Brothers

I am sure that many of you have been asked numerous times to create a course or courses teaching folks how to use a piece of software. Many of the eLearning developers that I’ve spoken with, however, weren’t aware that this functionality existed in Articulate Storyline. So, last Thursday I led a webinar in which I went over how to create software simulation training in Storyline 2.

Instructional Design: The Process – 1

Origin Learning

Course creation and delivery have come a long way in the past couple of decades. There have been all types of blend in learning, using all possible avenues from brick-and-mortar classrooms, virtual classrooms, eLearning, digital tutorials, videos, to xAPI tracking all forms of social or informal learning. However, most of the available information is piecemeal. Process Flow. Let us understand.


Why is Twitter no longer No 1 on the Top Tools for Learning list?

Jane Hart

After 7 years at the top of the Top 100 Tools for Learning , this year Twitter fell back to No 3 place in 2016, and there’s been some talk why this is the case, so I thought I’d examine some of the reasons here. Anja thought it was because the mainstream had taken over my questionnaire! C4LPT @_donaukind Thanks, I’ve seen it. wagner (@acwagner) October 16, 2016. Social learning

Why Product Managers Should Include Training in Their Launch Plan

Bottom-Line Performance

Everyone like surprises – at least good surprises like surprise birthday parties, surprise company lunches at work, finding a surprise twenty dollars in your jeans, etc. Then there are bad surprises… like when you take that first sip of coffee and it’s way too hot or when your computer crashes at work and you lose everything. Training. More Training. And reinforcement, too. See the curriculum. 2. Launch


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.

7 Tips to Avoid the Hidden Costs of LMS Implementation


Ditch the unexpected expenses of LMS implementation with these 7 tips. Planning for every eventuality will only get you so far. There are times when the unexpected happens, and takes a bit out of your corporate eLearning budget. This is often the case with the hidden costs of LMS implementation. The last thing you need is hidden fees piling up when it’s time to launch. Identify Your Assets.

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New Camtasia 9 Behaviors Will Add Sizzle to Your Production

eLearning Brothers

Having a thorough knowledge of your eLearning tools is essential in becoming an eLearning rock star. Any knight should know his sword, any author his pen, and any video maker his editor. That is why we here at eLearning Brothers have an open knowledge base for support. With the update to Camtasia 9/3, we have been adding new skills to our support page. How have you used the new Camtasia 9/3?

3 Key Benefits of Visualization in E-learning [Infographic]

CommLab India

Studies reveal that humans learn easily with the help of visuals compared to text. study revealed people remember 10% of what they hear, 20% of what they read, and 80% of what they see and do. Looking at these statistics, we understand the significance of visualization in e-learning. In e-learning, visuals are used to reduce cognitive load and help learners reinforce their learning.

The future of universities #EDENchat

Learning with e's

Universities have never been under so much pressure. The unfavourable global economic climate has impacted as severely on our higher education institutions as it has in every other sector of society. Years of financial turbulence have prompted cuts, cuts and more cuts. Adverse media coverage coupled with hostile political pressures have put many of our universities in jeopardy. Unported License.


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.

How Learning Leaders Win Friends and Influence People

CLO Magazine

Sheer talent will only yield so much problem-solving capability. It’s one reason relationships are so important for business success. Michael Chavez, CEO of Duke Corporate Education, said leaders needn’t look further than this summer’s Brexit vote as an example of this. Increasingly complex problems will not be easily solved with a purely functional mindset. Be Curious. Share credit with others.

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Reduced-In-Force…Bomb Sniffer Looking for a Home

Living in Learning

Will stipulate knowledge acquisition is important, but many years of corporate L&D experience has this dog trained to recognize that training…in and of itself…only drives potential. Convinced that “knowing what to do” is great…but actually “doing it effectively” is the brass ring we all seek, but only manifests at the point-of-work…and that requires chasing a performance paradigm like a big dog.

4 Important Keys to Video Pre-Production Planning

eLearning Brothers

There are a lot of meetings to have when building a corporate video. Any video that involves more than one person is going to require some sort of meeting of the minds. So what should you be thinking about as you walk into this meeting? That really depends on where you are at in your process, but here is a list of challenges I’ve come to expect from the first pre-production meeting to the last.

The Power of Free Learnings – Non-SCORM Content


The Power of Free Learnings – Non-SCORM Content. In the modern world, we have access to a wide-variety of free content. There are devoted websites that provide free E-Learnings and there is even a virtual Galaxy full of compliance offerings and operational tutorials on video hosting sites such as YouTube. Evaluate Current Content. Videos found on YouTube provide an alternative perspective.


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.

Tuesday Tip: Use Progressive Reveal to Direct Attention

Everything E-Learning

Today’s tip is a simple way to make your eLearning more engaging and effective. Let’s say you need a quick way to focus learners’ attention, such as when you want them to focus on an individual step in a process. So whether you have graphics and diagrams that illustrate your point or you merely have a few bullet points on the slide, when you design them to reveal information progressively, you’re helping keep learners’ focus. You’re not distracting them with other things. And at the same time, they’re not reading ahead and missing something. Subscribe to emails from the Trivantis team.

Are You Practicing Good Employee Service?

CLO Magazine

He  ha s  to be  their best kept secret,  I thought as I watched the technician set my glasses on the counter to look at their balance, then lift them close to his face to check for problems near their joints. slight adjustment to one arm or the other, a quick and unsatisfactory wipe of my lenses and I was sent on my way. It was rush hour when I met Joseph, and this took what felt like 20 minutes.

3 Productivity Tools for Training Professionals


Why work harder when you can work smarter? As our careers page attests, we’re big advocates of people who just ‘get things done’ A high level of productivity is vital if we’re to continue to deliver success to our customers, especially given that our team works a four day week. Read More. Published on October 20, 2016. The post 3 Productivity Tools for Training Professionals appeared first on Administrate. All Training Tips

How to Map Out Your Video Production With Blocking

eLearning Brothers

Heard of blocking? In theater, blocking is used to figure out the exact staging of actors so that their performance is never obstructed from the audience. They do the same thing in video, and you should be doing something similar with your screencasts. Have you ever planned a video production, either a screencast or a video recording, and had it end up nothing at all like you envisioned it?


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.